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Published 19 June 2019
Title

ELIZABETHAN COMMERCIAL PROPAGANDA

Authors

WHEELER, John

Description
A treatise of commerce. Wherein are shewed the commodities arising by a well ordered and ruled trade, such as that of the Societie of Merchants Adventurers is proved to be: Written principally for the better information of those who doubt of the necessarinesse of the said societie in the State of the Realme of England. By Iohn Wheeler, Secretarie to the said Societie. Printed at London by Iohn Harison. 1601.
small 4to., 125 (i.e. 126) + 2p
p., complete with the terminal blank (Q4), title-page and final blank rather soiled and with a few old stains, the title-page expertly reinforced at gutter, tiny marginal wormhole affecting a single letter in B3V (p.14), occasional neat and small emphasis marks in pencil. A good, crisp, copy rebound in the late 20th century in maroon half morocco with raised bands and gilt lettering.
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Published 14 June 2019
Title

Les Travaux d'Ulysse (with 59 plates)

Authors

Theodore Van Thulden (engraver)

Description
Stolen in Normandy
The owner doesn’t have a photo of the binding (green late-18th early 19th century leather) but the title page has a distinctive black mark on it (see image).
Date of publication:

1633

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Published 20 May 2019
Title

A General History Of The Robberies and Murders Of the most notorious Pyrates...[Vol. II titled The History Of The Pyrates...]. 2 Volumes.

Authors

JOHNSON, Charles [Pseud. for Daniel DEFOE?]


Description
8vo. pp. 11 p.l., 17-320; 7 p.l., 413 [pp. 145-160 omitted in pagination & pp. 257-272 repeated], [3]ads. 2 (of 3) engraved plates by B. Cole in Vol. I & folding engraved map in Vol. II. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary calf, rebacked, endpapers preserved (paper in Vol. I & map in Vol. II lightly embrowned, a few scattered spots in Vol. II). London: Printed for Ch. Rivington, J.Lacy, and J.Stone, 1724 & London: Print ed for, and Sold by T.Woodward, [1726 or 1728].
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Published 20 May 2019
Title

CHINA – MANCHURIA PHOTOGRAPHS. ALBUM of VIEWS and FINE STUDIO PORTRAITS

Authors

Photographs, collected by a Japanese soldier during the OCCUPATION.

Description
Environs of SHANGHAI, PEKING, MANCHURIA and other locations no doubt identified by the Chinese/Japanese captions.

sm. oblong 4to album with 116 photographs, silver gelatin, various sizes inc. 4’’x5.5’’ (75), 4’’x3’’ or 2’’x3’’ (35), one small circular image 2’’ in diameter of a locomotive, and larger
group portraits 5’’x8’’ (4 ; 3 with central vertical folds), most images VG tones, with Japanese captions, usually legible in white ink to one side, and 27 with captions printed in the image.

Photos presented with paper corner mounts, recto verso on 44 black sheets ; v. sl. frayed original patterned cloth-covered boards, silk ties, with later news clippings of historic photos laid down on top and bottom boards.
Publication place:

China

Date of publication:

Circa 1920s – 30s

Date of theft:

18 May 2019

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Published 07 May 2019
Title

The Birds of Australia

Authors

Gracius J. Broinowski

Description
Volume 2 of 3
Date of publication:

1887 - 1890

Date of theft:

2 May 2019

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Published 17 April 2019
Title

THE FLORENTINE HISTORIE.

Authors

MACHIAVELLI. NICCOLO.

Description
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.
First edition:

yes

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Published 10 Jan. 2019
Title

The Black Book

Authors

Lawrence Durrell

Description
1st edition. Paperback.  
Information from the owner as follows: With a firm black binding. The front binding had come apart from the book. Lawrence Durrell’s own copy inscribed by him, saying, and I write this from memory  My copy of The Black Book bound by the one eyed ......,,,,[bookbinder?] on Corfu .......... which I give to Mrs...........  - ...............   ( signed by Lawrence Durrell. ) Unfortunately I do not have a photo of this
inscription and I think it was a little longer. The lady it was given to had a double barrelled name. 
First edition:

yes

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Published 05 Nov. 2018
Title

Freie Künste. Fachblatt für Lithographie, Steindruckerei und Buchdruckerei.

Authors

Wien, Heim

Description
“Freie Künste. Fachblatt für Lithographie, Steindruckerei und Buchdruckerei. 8 Bände aus den Jahren 1892 bis 1913. Wien, Heim, 1892-1913. 4°. HLwd. d. Zt. (3) u. Lwd. d. Zt. (5). (ehem. Bibl.-Expl.) Mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen und Buchschmuck im Wiener Jugendstil, dazu ca. 150 überwiegend farbige Tafeln mit verschiedensten Reklame- und Werbeentwürfen, meist in Farblithographie.
Außerordentlich seltene Zeitschrift aus der
Blütezeit des Wiener Jugendstils. Hier vorhanden die Ausgaben der Jahrgänge: 1892, 1899, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1911 u. 1913. - Etwas gebräunt u. mit Mittelfalz bzw. vertikaler Faltspur, Jg. 1906 gelockert, Beilagen nicht koll., Jgge. 1892 u. 1899 ohne die graph. Beilagen, sonst gut erhalten.
Publication place:

Wien

Date of publication:

1903, 1905, 1909, 1911

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Published 02 Nov. 2018
Title

Handschrift auf Pergament mit anhängenden Siegeln zweier Bischöfe.

Authors

Urkunde zum Konstanzer Konzil, 1415.

Description
Größe, gefaltet ca. 10 x 20 cm. Die Urkunde war Teil eines Konvoluts mit Handschriften (Auktion 27, Katalognummer 125)
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Published 12 Oct. 2018
Title

La Pucelle d'Orléans. Poème héroï-comique en dix-huit chants

Authors

VOLTAIRE

Description
In-12 de 252 pp., maroquin rouge, filets dorés sur les plats, dos lisse orné d'un décor à la grotesque doré, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, coupes et bordures décorées, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque).
Orné de 18 figures libres. Bel exemplaire en maroquin de l'époque.
Publication place:

Londres, [Paris, Cazin]

Date of publication:

1780

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Published 10 Aug. 2018
Title

EMMA: A Novel

Authors

Austen, Jane

Description
First edition. Three volumes. 12mo. Beautifully bound to style by Aquarius of London. Full speckled calf, double ruled in gilt to the upper and lower boards. Five raised bands, elaborate gilt decorated compartments, title and volume numbers in gilt to red and green morocco labels to the spine. Plain endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. Original half title present to volume three. Faded ownership name to the top edge of title page of volume II and the occasional short closed tear and finger mark throughout. A very attractive example.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

London: John Murray.

Date of publication:

1816

First edition:

yes

Format:

Hardcover, three volumes.

Date of theft:

c. 26 July 2018

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Published 10 July 2018
Title

Memoire sur le Pais des Cafres et la Terre de Nuyts [and] Second memoire sur le Pais des Cafres et la Terre de Nuyts

Authors

PURRY, Jean-Pierre

Description
Two volumes in one, small octavo, pp. 84 + 78, [ii]; later calf. First title-page a little dusty and with two early signatures, light marginal water stain on a few leaves in the second work.
Publication place:

Amsterdam

Date of publication:

1718

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Published 22 May 2018
Title

FINNEGANS WAKE

Authors

JOYCE, JAMES

Description
FIRST EDITION. No. 206 OF 425 COPIES, SIGNED BY JOYCE.
Publication place:

London; Faber & Faber; New York: Viking Press

Date of publication:

1939

First edition:

yes

Format:

260 x 171 mm. (10 1/4 x 6 3/4"). 4 p.l., (first blank), 628 pp.

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Published 02 May 2018
Title

DRACULA

Authors

STOKER, BRAM

Description
This is the earliest edition of the most famous and influential vampire tale of all. Stoker (1847-1912) was inspired by the folklore of his native Ireland and by the Gothic novels of his countryman Sheridan Le Fanu. As DNB observes, the "complex and highly symbolic" plot here "illustrated [the author's] fears about a world approaching a new century, about the unspeakable things which could happen to ordinary people, and about male insecurity and the dangers of subservience to another person. . . . Favourably compared with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, and Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, it was considered weird and powerful, one of the best in the supernatural line." Received with enthusiasm by critics and the public alike, it went through 11 editions in Stoker's lifetime, and it continues to resonate with readers and to inspire other artists. This is not an especially rare book, but it is not common to find a well-preserved copy, and our appealing morocco binding provides a welcome alternative to the publisher's yellow cloth, which invariably shows up very soiled. (ST13178)
Publication place:

Westminster

Publisher

Archibald Constable and Company

Date of publication:

1897

First edition:

yes

Format:

200 x 130 mm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/8"). ix, [i], 390 pp.

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Published 25 April 2018
Title

FIVE HUNDRED NEW RECEIPTS IN COOKERY, CONFECTIONARY, PASTRY, PRESERVING, CONSERVING, PICKLING; AND THE SEVERAL BRANCHES OF THESE ARTS NECESSARY TO BE KNOWN BY ALL GOOD HOUSEWIVES.

Authors

MIDDLETON, JOHN

Description
Revised and recommended by Mr. Henry Howard Pleasing recent retrospective chestnut-colored calf, covers with central frame formed by multiple blind and decorative rules, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, maroon morocco label.

Printer's woodcut rose device on title page. Bitting, p. 324; Oxford, p. 64; Vicaire, col. 598; Maclean, p. 101. Title page a little soiled, very faint dampstain to tail margin of first half of text, o
ccasional minor marginal stains, smudges, or corner creases, other trivial imperfections, but AN EXCELLENT COPY of a book difficult to find in pleasing condition, the text generally clean and fresh with especially ample margins, and in an unworn sympathetic binding.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Printed for Thomas Astley

Date of publication:

1734

First edition:

yes

Format:

206 x 124 mm. (8 1/8 x 4 7/8") 1 p.l. (title), iv, 249, [9] pp

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Published 19 Oct. 2017
Title

Les Bucoliques

Authors

DIDOT (Firmin)

Description
Basane de l'époque, dos lisse orné, roulette en encadrement sur les plats, [14] - 264 pp.
Publisher

Firmin Didot

Date of publication:

1806

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

19/07/2017

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Published 19 Oct. 2017
Title

La Retraite à temps ou une année au Bengale

Authors

WALLACE-DUNLOP (MADELEINE ET ROSALINDE)

Description
La Retraite à temps ou une année au Bengale avant les Mutineries des Cipayes par deux soeurs

Broché, 375 pp.
Publisher

Imprimerie Nouvelle

Date of publication:

1882

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

27/04/2017

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Published 19 Oct. 2017
Title

Le Moyen de parvenir

Authors

BÉROALDE DE VERVILLE (François Brouart dit)

Description
LE MOYEN DE PARVENIR, Oeuvre contenant la raison de tout ce qui a esté, est, & sera : Avec démonstrations certaines & nécessaires, selon la rencontre des effects de vertu. Et adviendra que ceux qui auront nez à porter lunettes s'en serviront, ainsi qu'il est escrit au Dictionnaire à dormir en toutes langues. S. Recensuit Sapiens ab A ad Z.

Maroquin rouge avec encadrements sur les plats du type "à la du Seuil&q
uot; (pastiche du XIXe siècle), [4] - 617 pp.
Date of publication:

Imprimé cette année. (c1620)

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

27/04/2017

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Published 06 Oct. 2017
Title

Apophthegmes, that is to saie, prompte, quicke, wittie and sentencious saiynges, of certain Emperours, Kynges, Capitaines, Philosophiers and Oratours, as well Grekes, as Romaines, bothe veraye pleasaunt [et] profitable to reade, partely for all maner of

Authors

Erasmus, Desiderius [d. 1536].

Description
In later tan calf binding with attractive floriate borders and panel decoration blind-stamped on boards. More recently rebacked with four raised bands on spine and blind-stamped decoration in the compartments; burgundy lettering-piece with author and title gilt. All edges washed red. [20], 345, [12] leaves; signatures *-2*8, 3*4, a-z8, A-Y5 (LACKS the three final blanks). Includes index. Printed in black letter with attractive woodcut initials. Occasional manuscript marginalia. Leaves *1-5; *7; 3*4; h1-5; m1; v1; v8, z6, A-C2, C8, U7, X-Y5 supplied in sympathetic facsimile. Paper fault at foredge of t4 affecting one or two letters in the marginal note. Repair to top foredge corner of v7. Brown marks in foredge margin of x3-4. A few leaves close-trimmed at foredge, touching marginal notes in places. Minor light damp-marking and some marks of use. Crisp, clean and tight. A very good example of this rare book, the text of which is now complete. STC (2nd ed.), 10443; ESTC S105498.
Publisher

Richard Grafton

Date of publication:

1542

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

28/07/2017

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Published 14 Sept. 2017
Title

Herodoto Alicarnaseo Tradot

Authors

Herodotus

Description
Bound in vellum. Approx 5" x 3.5" x 1.5". Title spine reads: 'Herodoto Alicarnaseo Tradot', with '1533' at the bottom.
Date of publication:

1533

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

14th September 2017

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