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Published 12 March 2014
Title

Prima (- tertia) Pars Operum (add. Sermo de passi[ion]e Dom[in]i),

Authors

Johannes Gersonus [ Jean Charlier de Gerson]

Description
4 pts in 1 vol. In-fol. inscribed "Duke of Sussex Lib[rary]"; reference : Adams G 502
Publisher

in officina Adami Petri (sumptu Ludovici Hornken & Godofredi Hitorpii)

Date of publication:

1518 (3 Nonas Ianuarii, 1518)

First edition:

no

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Published 12 March 2014
Title

Liber Ardmachanus = The Book of Armagh

Authors

Edited with introduction and appendices by John Gwynn

Description
Facsimile edition. pages : ccxc + 503 , dimension :34 cm
Publisher

Published for the Royal Irish Academy by Hodges Figgis

Date of publication:

1913

First edition:

no

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Published 12 March 2014
Title

Antoninus Florentinus, Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio. Add: Johannes Chrysostomus: Sermo de poenitentia, [Strassburg: Heinrich Knoblochtzer, about 1484], 4°, ISTC No.: ia00812000 and of Jacobus de

Authors

Various

Description
Bound together in one volume
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Published 12 March 2014
Title

Homiliae, seu mavis sermones, sive conciones ad populum praestantissimorum Ecclesiae doctorum...,

Authors

Various

Description
In-fol.Note: either this edition or its reprint dated 1559
Publisher

M. Cholinus

Date of publication:

1557

First edition:

no

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Published 12 March 2014
Title

Johannis Buxtorfii Lexicon hebraicum et chaldaicum... interpretationis fide... illustratum. Accessit lexicon breve rabbinico-philosophicum... cum indice vocum latino

Authors

Buxtorf

Description
editioo Quarta, In-8°. ? 4th edition, as format appeared to be In-8
Publisher

Basileae : sumptibus L. König

Date of publication:

1631

First edition:

no

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Published 12 March 2014
Title

Benedicti XIV,... de festis domini nostri Jesu Christi, beatae Mariae Virginis et quorumdam sanctorum, de quibus celebratur officium cum missa in civitate et dioecesi Bononiensi, libri III. Editio II latina...

Authors

Not stated

Description
In-4°
Date of publication:

1751

First edition:

no

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Published 28 Feb. 2014
Title

Bakst: The Story Of The Artists Life.

Authors

Levinson, Andre.

Description
Levinson, Andre. Bakst: The Story Of The Artists Life. London: Bayard Press, 1923. First edition. 240 pages. 37.5 x 29 cm. Limited edition, copy 20 of 315. Half title, 68 plates [mostly by Bakst] with printed tissue guards, 52 are color lithographs and mounted, plus illustrations, eleven colored and mounted, some printed in russet, host of black and white text illustrations. Printed by Dr. Selle & Co. A.G., Berlin. Stage decorations for " ;Orientales, Salome, Phaedra, Blue God, Cleopatra" et al. Costume designs for "Narcissus, Adoration, Bird of Fire, Le Chantre et la Devote," et al. Bright, clean and very fresh copy. Orig. publisher's full vellum, backstrip and cover lettered in brown. Fine.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
Title

The Love-Lyrics & Songs Of Proteus By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt With Love-Sonnets Of Proteus By The Same Author Now Reprinted In Their Full Text With Many Sonnets Omitted From The Earlier Editions.

Authors

[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William.

Description
[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William. The Love-Lyrics & Songs Of Proteus By Wilfrid Scawen Blunt With Love-Sonnets Of Proteus By The Same Author Now Reprinted In Their Full Text With Many Sonnets Omitted From The Earlier Editions. Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. 251 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 300 copies, printed in red and black in Golden Type. There is a separate title to each of the four parts into which the p oems are divided. William Morris border on page one. The only Kelmscott book with initials in red. PETERSON 3. SCOTT pp.83-84. Bookplate of Rene Lalique, wormhole affecting the extreme outer margin of the last six leaves, four of which are blank, faint soiling front cover. Orig. stiff vellum, yapp edges and brown cloth ties, upper back cover tie defective. Near fine.
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no

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Published 28 Feb. 2014
Title

New Principles Of Gardening: Or, The Laying Out and Planting Parterres, Groves, Wildernesses, Labyrinths, Avenues, Parks, &c.

Authors

Langley, Batty.

Description
Langley, Batty. New Principles Of Gardening: Or, The Laying Out and Planting Parterres, Groves, Wildernesses, Labyrinths, Avenues, Parks, &c. After a more Grand and Rural Manner, than has bee done before; With Experimental Directions For raising several Kinds of Fruit-Trees, Forist-Trees, Ever-Greens and Flowering-Shrubs with which Gardens are adorn'd, etc…. London: A. Bettesworth and J. Batley et al, 1728. First edition. 25 1 /2 x 21 cm. [*2,b3,A2-4,b-b4,B--Z4,Aa-Dd4,B-Z4,Aa-Bb4]. Pages iv-v erroneously numbered xi-x. Twenty-eight folding plates drawn by Batty and Thomas Langley and engraved by Thomas Bowles and David Lockley; a few plates trimmed to margin. Title page printed in red and black. COLVIN pp. 503-504. HENREY Vol.II, pp. 488-449. Langley, a resident of Twickenham may well have been acquainted with Charles Bridgeman, a fellow nurseryman who assisted Alexander Pope with his garden at his Thames-side villa at Twickenham. In this work "he decried too much formality in garden design" in his pursuit of a free style. "Langley stipulates that views should be extensive as possible, and he is much in favour of ha-ha's….Langley decried the art of topiary and cut parterres, and encouraged meandering paths, and the use of fine trees for shade…..Langley's guiding rules show that his outlook on garden planning was in advance of his [architecture] designs which are still very artificial and formal." MILLARD 37. "Batty Langley was more prolific even than William Halfpenny as a producer of architectural books….including the first handbook on the layout of gardens [this title]." Clean copy — text and plates — in a firm binding, leather book-label, early owner inscription title page, raised bands, backstrip lettered in gilt, covers decorated in blind in panel designs. Contemporary full calf covers rebacked. Very good.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
Title

The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris.

Authors

[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William.

Description
[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William. The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris. Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. 272 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 350 [eight printed on vellum]. Chaucer type, printed in black and red with wood-engraved frontispiece designed by Edward Burne Jones, borders and initials by Morris. PETERSON A27. SCOTT p.105. A few small abrasion marks back cover. Fresh, crisp copy. Orig. limp vellum, spi ne title printed in gilt, yapp edges and green cloth ties. Fine.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
Title

Observations On The Theory And Practice Of Landscape Gardening.

Authors

Repton, Humphry.

Description
Repton, Humphry. Observations On The Theory And Practice Of Landscape Gardening. Including Some Remarks On Grecian And Gothic Architecture, Collected From Various Manuscripts, In The Possession Of The Different Nobleman And Gentlemen, For Whose Use They Were Originally Written; The Whole Tending To Establish Fixed Principles In The Respective Arts. London: T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1803. First edition. 222 [2] pages. 35 x 29.5. Stipple engraved p ortrait of Repton, twenty-seven engraved plates [12 hand-colored, 3 tinted, 12 with overslips, one colored folding and one double page]. Numerous engraved aquatint vignettes, one hand-colored, two with overslips. After trying and failing in a multitude of business endeavors, Repton launched himself as a "landscape gardener," a term he coined himself. After Capability Brown's death Repton filled the void in garden design, more as a consultant, charging for his Red Book designs, but allowing clients to arrange actual execution, This work is considered his classic. ABBEY SCENERY 390. TOOLEY 399. Plate offsetting, modest toning, one overslip rehinged, 19th century ownership ink signature on title, original endpapers laid-down. Modern, sympathetic full brown calf decorated in blind. Fine.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
Title

The Nature Of Gothic A Chapter Of The Stones Of Venice.

Authors

[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William.

Description
[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William. The Nature Of Gothic A Chapter Of The Stones Of Venice. By John Ruskin. Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892. 128 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 500 copies — an unopened copy. The fourth book of the Kelmscott Press printed in the Golden Type. Colophon is undated, fine border, initials, and diagrams in the text. Owner inscription in pencil on front cover paste-down of the medievalist, Harr y Bober. FORMAN (133). PETERSON 4. SCOTT p.84. Orig. limp vellum, yapp edges and green cloth ties, upper back cover tie defective. Near fine.
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Published 28 Feb. 2014
Title

Sire Degravaunt

Authors

[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William

Description
[KELMSCOTT PRESS] Morris, William. Sire Degravaunt. Upper Mall, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. 81 pages. 8vo, 21 x 15 cm, with a full-page woodcut designed by Sir Edward Burne Jones. This ancient English metrical romance, reprinted from the Thornton MS, in the library of Lincoln Cathedral is printed in Chaucer type, in black and red. Edited by F.S. Ellis after the edition printed by J.O. Halliwell. Limited edition, one of 350. PETERSON A47. SCOTT, p110. Armorial bookplate. Fresh copy considering the fragility of cloth used by Morris. Orig. gray boards and beige cloth spine. Very good.
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no

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Published 07 Feb. 2014
Title

A Picturesque Tour along the River Ganges and Jumna in India: consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views, a map and vignettes, from original drawings made on the spot, with illustrations historical and descriptive.

Authors

FORREST (Lieut.-Col. [Charles Ramus]).

Description
First edition. 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates by T. Sutherland and G. Hunt after original drawings by Forrest, hand-coloured vignette title page & tail piece, large folding engraved map showing the Ganges and the Jumna. Large 4to. Original blind-stamped and gilt-stamped red cloth, all edges gilt, history of India and account of journeys, the contents are exactly as per Abbey, i.e., Title, verso blank; Preface, pages (iii) and (iv); Direct ions for Plates, 1 leaf, verso blank; Text, pages (1) to 191, pages (192) with imprint: London: Printed by L. Harrison, 373, Strand.

A marvellous series of views made by Forrest during voyages along the Ganges and its tributary the Jumna. The plates include Benares, Allahabad, Lucknow, Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra. "Forrest was an officer in the British army. He served in Bengal from 1802 and died at Bath in 1827. During journeys, mostly overland while posted up-country with his regiment, he would make excursions by boat, palanquin or on horseback to nearby places" (Godrej and Rohatgi). The book, with its exquisite colouring, ranks alongside the works of William Hodges, the Daniells and Henry Salt, as one of the key pictorial works on India.
Publisher

L. Harrison for Rudolph Ackermann,

Date of publication:

1824

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

16-20th December 2013

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Published 06 Feb. 2014
Title

Complete Works. Fourth folio.

Authors

Shakespeare, William

Description
Complete Works. Fourth folio. London 1685. Bound in nineteenth century green hard grain morocco with Ducal arms. The portrait is in facsimile but otherwise it is an excellent copy.
Date of publication:

1685

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no

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …

Authors

MEDHURST, William H., An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …

Description
First edition, by Walter Medhurst of the London Missionary Society.
In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items:
CUBA - COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts 1852-1863
BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land, [Jerusalem, c. 1895.]
LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948.
THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of a
n unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
Publisher

Mission Press.

Date of publication:

1848

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948.

Authors

LEWIS, C.S.

Description
Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels.

In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items:
MEDHURST, William H.
An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …
CUBA – CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts
BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Hol
y Land
THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
Date of publication:

1948

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

CUBA - CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts

Authors

Various. CUBA - CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts 1852-1863

Description
Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts. Assorted sizes some slightly taller than A4.

In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items below
MEDHURST, William H.
An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …
BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land,
LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On B
eing Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948.
THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].

Date of publication:

1852-1863

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting'

Authors

THOMPSON, Francis

Description
Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting'

In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items:
MEDHURST, William H.
An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …
CUBA – CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts
BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy La
nd
LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels
Date of publication:

1917

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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Published 28 Jan. 2014
Title

Flowers of the Holy Land

Authors

BOULOS, Meo

Description
Oblong folio; ff. [i], [2-23] [pressed arrangements]; with 22 arrangements of pressed flowers, each with printed title identifying a biblical location, with protective tissue, mounted on stiff card; gilt edges; some loss to the arrangement at f. 23a; a very good copy in the original red roan, carved panels of olive-wood mounted on both boards, the upper panel with a Jerusalem cross, the lower inscribed 'Jerusalem' in English and Hebrew; both panels with mosaic inlay, the spine in compartments with gilt title and florets; a little shaken, the joints and edges a bit rubbed, and slight wear to the wooden panels.
Rare. An artistically composed set of pressed floral arrangements, this album is the work of Boulos Meo, rug merchant and founder of the Jerusalem souvenir shop which bore his name for almost the entirety of the twentieth century. Each plate is linked to a particular biblical location, from Mount Temptation to Gethsemane, and many of the arrangements are centred around palm crosses. Given this, the religious motifs apparent on the boards, and the printed title of the album, it seems plain that Meo's work was intended for Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem, whose numbers burgeoned as the city emerged from the lengthy period of doldrums it endured under Ottoman rule. Restrained, well-preserved, and beautifully presented, with a most unusual binding, carved as it is from local olive-wood, this is a compelling object.
In missing Fedex shipment together with 4 items:
MEDHURST, William H.
An Inquiry into the proper Mode of Rendering the word God in translating the sacred Scriptures into the Chinese Language …
CUBA - CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts
LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels, 1948.
THOMPSON, Francis. Autograph manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
Publisher

Meo

Date of publication:

c. 1895

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

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