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Published 10 June 2014
Title

Madame Bovary. Mœurs de province.

Authors

FLAUBERT (Gustave)

Description
2 vol. in-12 (173 x 110 mm), maroquin grenat, dos lisses ornés d'un grand décor romantique, filet gras d'encadrement à froid et quintuple filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats, décor doré romantique au centre, coupes dorées, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque non signée, dans le goût et attribuable à Ottman-Duplanil).
Publisher

Michel Lévy frères

Date of publication:

1857

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

2014

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Published 09 June 2014
Title

Signed postcard photograph with inscription, in French

Authors

RODIN, Auguste.

Description
Signed postcard photograph with inscription, in French, n.p., n.d. He writes, "To Madame [la danseuse?] ...." and signs, "Aug. Rodin." He poses seated, in profile, next to one of his sculptures.
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Published 18 April 2014
Title

1. « Vita et historia Beatae Mariae Virginis Matris Dei » (14 figures numérotées y compris le titre). 2. La Petite Passion (12 figures numérotées. Pas de titre et la figure 9 manque). 3. « Martyrium Apostolorum » (16 fig

Authors

CALLOT (Jacques).

Description
Copies anciennes de trois suites. Ensemble relié en un vol. en plein vélin ancien (qq. bruniss.).
First edition:

no

Date of theft:

17 avril 2014

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Published 17 April 2014
Title

Moral Emblems. A Collection of Cuts and Verses. [together with] Moral Emblems. A Second Collection of Cuts and Verses.

Authors

STEVENSON. ROBERT LOUIS.

Description
STEVENSON. ROBERT LOUIS. Moral Emblems. A Collection of Cuts and Verses. [together with] Moral Emblems. A Second Collection of Cuts and Verses. Illustrated, 3 1/4" X 5" (83 X 127mm) and 3 1/2" X 4 3/4" (89 X 121mm) respectively, original printed self-wrappers, sewn as issued. Davos-Platz [Switzerland]: S.L. Osbourne & Company, n.d. [1882].
Publisher

S.L. Osbourne & Company

Date of publication:

1882

First edition:

no

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Published 17 April 2014
Title

To M.I. Stevenson.

Authors

STEVENSON. ROBERT LOUIS AND OSBOURNE, S.L.

Description
STEVENSON. ROBERT LOUIS AND OSBOURNE, S.L. To M.I. Stevenson. Illustrated, 3 1/4" X 3 /12" (83 X 89mm), original single sheet of pale blue paper folded to make 4pp. (Davos-Platz [Switzerland]: S.L. Osbourne & Company), Feb. 11, 1882.
First edition. Beinecke 111. A rare specimen of the private printing ventures of Stevenson and his young stepson, [Samuel] Lloyd Osbourne. The text comprises [p.1] a greeting ("To M.I. STEVEN
SON / Feb. 11, 1882 / from / R.L. STEVENSON / and / S.L. OSBOURNE."); [p.2] a woodcut of a woman in a dress, raising her arms in delight at the sight of a flower in the countryside; [p.3] the caption ("THE MARGUERITE. / Lawks! what a beautiful flower!! / T.S. / [ornamental flourish]"); [p. 4] the imprint ("Printers: / S.L. Osbourne & Co. / Davos-Platz / 1882"). Light spotting and edgewear, but a very good copy of a fragile publication. In a full morocco pull-off case with silk folding inner liner by the "Scroll Club, N.Y."
Publisher

S.L. Osbourne & Company

Date of publication:

1882

First edition:

no

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Published 17 April 2014
Title

Journal de la navigation

Authors

Le CORDIER

Description
vélin muet ancien, ex-libris manuscrit ancien sur un feuillet de garde + ex-libris, 4 ff.n.ch. - 225 - (1)pp. - 2 ff.n.ch., figures d.l.t.
Publisher

chez la Veuve de Guillaume Gruchet

Date of publication:

1737

First edition:

no

Date of theft:

13 AVRIL 2014

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Published 12 March 2014
Title

La Divine Comédie (Le Paradis - Le Purgatoire), avec les dessins de Gustave Doré. Traduction française de Pier-Angelo Fiorentino

Authors

Dante Alighieri

Description
In-fol.Note: numerous illustrations from drawings by Gustave Doré
Publisher

L Hachette

Date of publication:

1868

First edition:

no

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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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