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Published 10 July 2020
Title

Les Roses peintes

Authors

REDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph

Description
Bel exemplaire en demi-maroquin rouge de l’époque, bien complet de toutes ses planches et des feuillets de texte. On a relié in fine les quatre pages de prospectus pour cette édition : « L’éclat, la vérité, l’élégance, le plus grand luxe typographique, ont procuré aux Roses de M. Redouté une vogue européenne. On a reconnu, dans les portraits qu’il a donnés de toutes les variétés de la rose, la nature même… ».
Cette édition in-8, la premièr
e de ce format, fut publiée en 40 livraisons de 4 planches chacune. Nissen BBI, 1599.

Fort volume in-8 (246 x 162 mm). Faux-titre, titre et 160 planches hors-texte, toutes coloriées à la main. Demi-maroquin rouge à coins de l’époque, dos à nerfs orné (petits frottements d’usage aux coiffes et aux coins ; rares rousseurs).
Publication place:

Paris

Publisher

Panckoucke

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Published 08 July 2020
Title

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Authors

Sassoon, Siegfried

Description
A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1930. A very good+ book without inscriptions. A stain to the page edge. Some browning to the edges. SIGNED to the rear of the half-title without dedication by the author. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a little loss to the tail of the spine and to corners. Some light browning to the spine.

The limited signed edition is widespread, but this, the first trade edition is rare
signed.
Date of publication:

1930

First edition:

yes

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Published 07 July 2020
Title

Phèdre

Authors

Racine, Jean

Description
Exemplaire sur Arches n°80
Publication place:

Grenoble

Publisher

Grésivaudan

Date of publication:

1973

Format:

40*30*7.5 cm

Date of theft:

MAY / June 2020

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Published 07 July 2020
Title

Les merveilleuses centuries et prophéties de Nostradamus

Authors

Nostradamus, Gradassi

Description
Exemplaire classique portant le n°487, illustré par Gradassi
Publisher

Vial / Sefer

Date of publication:

1961

Format:

39*31*8cm

Date of theft:

May / June 2020

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Published 07 July 2020
Title

Ruy Blas

Authors

Victor Hugo

Description
Exemplaire sur vélin d'Arches n°79 avec une suite sur Japon nacré.
Publication place:

Monte Carlo

Publisher

Le Parnasse

Date of publication:

1963

Format:

35.5*28*7.5 cm

Date of theft:

May / June 2020

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Published 24 Jan. 2020
Title

The Story of the Malakand Field Force. An Episode of the Frontier War.

Authors

CHURCHILL (Winston Spencer).

Description
The Silver Library New Edition. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in half crimson morocco with black cloth sides, the spine lettered in gilt with rampant lion centre tools, hand-marbled endleaves, a.e.g.

With portrait frontispiece of Major-General Sir Bindon Blood, two fold-out maps and four sketch maps.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Longmans, Green and Co.

Date of publication:

1899

Date of theft:

Before the 7th August 2019.

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Published 24 Jan. 2020
Title

My Early Life. A Roving Commission.

Authors

CHURCHILL (Winston).

Description
8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in half crimson morocco with black cloth sides, the spine lettered in gilt with rampant lion centre tools, hand-marbled endleaves, a.e.g.

With 28 maps and illustrations.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Thornton Butterworth Limited

Date of publication:

1930

Date of theft:

Before the 7th August 2019.

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Published 24 Jan. 2020
Title

Sense and Sensibility: A Novel.

Authors

AUSTEN (Jane).

Description
First Bentley Edition. 8vo. [171 x 106 x 25 mm]. [iii], vi-xv, [i], 331, [1] pp. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in old style half calf, marbled paper sides, the spine divided into six panels with raised bands flanked by gilt fillets, lettered on green and red goatskin labels, green endleaves, marbled edges.

Engraved frontispiece and additional engraved title with vignette.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

[printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode for] Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, (Late Colburn and Bentley): Bell and Bradfute, Ed

Date of publication:

1833

Date of theft:

Between the 29th August 2019 and the 16th December 2019.

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Published 25 Dec. 2019
Title

Life and Times of St Wulfram's (manuscript)

Authors

William Glaister

Description
Manuscript, black boards, photograph of St Wulfram's church tipped in facing title.
Publication place:

Grantham

Date of publication:

1878

Format:

179 x 227mm

Date of theft:

25 December 2019

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Published 22 Dec. 2019
Title

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

Authors

CHURCHILL, WINSTON S.

Description
FIRST EDITIONS. 4 vols. 8vo. (24 x 16 cm.) Handsomely bound in full red morocco, spines gilt, all edges gilt.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Cassell and Company Ltd.

Date of publication:

1956-8

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

20/12/2019

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Published 12 Dec. 2019
Title

GRAPEFRUIT

Authors

ONO, Yoko; LENNON, John

Description
First UK paperback edition. Signed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Original pictorial card wrappers. A very good or better copy of this notoriously fragile production. The binding square and firm and with a little rubbing and light creasing to the extremities, the spine without the heavy fading usually associated with this title. The contents are entirely complete with no loose or torn pages. The paper stock, toned as usual is otherwise clean throug hout. An attractive example, highly desirable in signed state.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Sphere Books Ltd.

Date of publication:

1971

First edition:

yes

Format:

Softcover

Date of theft:

07 Dec - 2019

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Published 22 Oct. 2019
Title

Neuestes Abc-Buch. Mit vielen Bildern

Authors

Anonymus

Description
Binding elaborately decorated with gold-leaf embossing and paper cameos. Very good condition. Hand-colored plates.
Publication place:

Leipzig

Publisher

Emil Berndt

Date of publication:

s.a. [ca. 1877]

First edition:

yes

Format:

Small 8vo.

Date of theft:

2019-1-07

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Published 24 Aug. 2019
Title

Unfinished Music No.2. (Vinyl LP Record, signed, with original drawing)

Authors

LENNON, John (1940-1980).

Description
Stereo LP, catalogue number ZAPPLE 01, being a series of experimental recordings. Original pressing with paper liner and glossy sleeve. A fine ASSOCIATION COPY, with the printed paper inner inscribed by Lennon to Malcolm Davis, a record cutter at Abbey Road and Head of Apple Studios, where this record was produced. He has also added his famous caricature doodle of a bespectacled Lennon with Yoko Ono. LP in fine condition, minor wear to sleeve. Th e record itself is a rarity, with a current book value of £600. This signed copy is accompanied by a photograph of the Lennons in the studio with the recipient Malcolm Davis seated at a recording console, plus a signed letter of provenance from renowned Beatles expert Paul Wayne of Tracks Ltd. This LP was the second of three (now rare) experimental albums recorded by John and Yoko during 1968-9, before Lennon's rather more successful commercial LPs 'Plastic Ono Band' and 'Imagine' appeared in 1970-1.
Publication place:

Surrey

Publisher

Garrod and Lofthouse; Apple Records

Date of publication:

1969

First edition:

yes

Format:

Stereo LP

Date of theft:

01/08/2019

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Published 20 Aug. 2019
Title

JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DU DERNIER VOYAGE

Authors

Henri Joutel

Description
It is 12mo., bound in contemporary French speckled calf, gilt arms of Louis-Francois-Armand, Duc de la Rochefoucauld stamped on front board, spine richly gilt, raised bands, gilt label. Inkstamp of the Bibliotheque de la Roche-Guyon on titlepage. 
Publication place:

Paris

Date of publication:

1713

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Published 12 Aug. 2019
Title

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & ---THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

Authors

CARROLL. LEWIS. (The Rev Charles Dodgson). ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates.

Description
CARROLL. LEWIS. (The Rev Charles Dodgson). ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & ---THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

TWO VOLUMES. BOTH FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo, (Alice 7.6 x 5.2 inches, : Looking Glass 7.2 x 5.1 inches. ---- Alice in Wonderland, when originally issued, was a taller book. Later editions were reduced in size to the same dimensions as Through the Looking Glas
s). Both volumes are beautifully Illustrated throughout, with forty-two and fifty line engravings respectively, by John Tenniel . Bright, clean copies, finely bound, by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, in recent full deep red morocco bindings. Gilt ruled borders on boards with gilt illustrations on the front boards of March Hare to Alice and the Red Queen to Looking Glass. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with playing cards and March Hare motifs in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins with double gilt rules and decorative corner pieces.

Both books are the first published London editions. Alice is the earliest state with the inverted 'S' at the bottom of the contents page. A fine and attractive pair of First Editions of these classic children’s books. Housed in a purpose built, felt lined, slip case, also made by Bayntun, with a step for the shorter Looking Glass volume and red silk pull-tie. Covered in deep red cloth. Fine.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Macmillan & Co. London. 1866 and 1872

Date of publication:

1866 and 1872

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

12th August 2019.

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Published 26 July 2019
Title

Paysage. (Landscape.)

Authors

DALÍ, Salvador.

Description
Etching with drypoint printed in colours and hand-colouring in watercolour on Japan Nacré paper. Plate size: 15 x 11 cm. Sheet size: 39 x 28 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a white gold leaf frame with acrylic glazing.
45 of 95. Signed in pencil lower right by Dali, numbered lower left. One of eight prints from the Huit Poesies
portfolio.
Publication place:

Milan

Publisher

Torcular Edizions d’Arte

Date of publication:

1979

Date of theft:

26/07/2019

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Published 26 July 2019
Title

Sam. [Portrait of yellow cat with turquoise eyes.]

Authors

WARHOL, Andy

Description
Offset lithograph on wove paper hand coloured by Warhol and friends with Dr. Martin’s aniline watercolor dye. Sheet size: 22.9 x 15 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with conservation mount and glass.
Publication place:

New York

Publisher

The Artist

Date of publication:

1954

Date of theft:

26/07/2019

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Published 12 July 2019
Title

King James Bible dated 1617

Authors

-

Description
"Each page would be A4 size and it must have been 10cm thick."
No further specifications given.
No valuation was ever done.
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Published 10 July 2019
Title

The Generall Historie of the Magnificent State of Venice. English by W. Shute.

Authors

Fougasses, Thomas de

Description
2 volumes, folio
Publication place:

London

Publisher

G.Eld and W. Stansby

Date of publication:

1612

Date of theft:

between 26 June 2019 - 3 July 2019

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Published 24 June 2019
Title

Fables de La Fontaine

Authors

La Fontaine, Jean de.

Description
8vo in 4s (19 cm, 7.5"). 2 vols. I: [3] ff., cxv, [1], 167, [1] pp. II: [2] ff., pp. [169]– 478 pp., [1] f.

Binding: Full crushed red morocco, gilt spine and boards; gilt rule on board edges; gilt rolls on turn-ins; marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Binding signed Petit Succs. de Simier.
Provenance: Bookplates of Casimir L. Stralem, Clarence E. Clark, and Brian Douglas Stilwell.
Jammes, Les Didot, 25. Boun
d as above. Foxing. (40320)
Publication place:

Paris

Publisher

Imprimerie de Didot l'aine

Date of publication:

1789

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