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Published 14 Dec. 2011
Title

Big Beasts and Little Beasts.

Authors

Andre Hellé

Description
First U.S. Edition . Oblong 12mo, about 7.25 inches (18.5 cm) wide, 5.25 inches (13.5 cm) tall, in brown cloth with cover pastedown, a tiger in color. 80 pages with full page color illustrations of 20 animals followed by a leaf (two pages) with text about the animal. An uncommon example of the French illustrator's work in an English language book. Published in France as "Grosses Betes & Petites Betes", that version has some bla ck and white drawings and references to Noah's Arc that this one does not. A wonderful array of Art Deco images grace this small but lovely book. Clean, sound and bright inside and out with barely a hint of extremity wear. Hardcover. Near Fine
Publication place:

Publisher

Frederick A. Stokes

Date of publication:

1924

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

Between October 15 and December 13, 2011

Date of theft report:

2011-12-14

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Published 06 Dec. 2011
Title

'Hamborch'

Authors

Hamburg

Description
Handwritten map 312 x 403 mm, with ink and watercolour, drawn on paper. There are many details: ramparts, ditches, roads, rivers etc. Water stains, some tears (in the folding), all reinforced on the verso, browning. Hamburg is located on the southern point of the Jutland Peninsula in Germany. The city is located on the river Elbe at the confluence with the Alster and Bille. The ramparts of Hamburg were built as a city fortification between 1616 a nd 1625.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2011-12-06

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Published 06 Dec. 2011
Title

Plan de St Gillain

Authors

Saint-Ghislain (Hainaut)

Description
Plan manuscrit 475 x 678 mm, à la plume, crayon et aquarelle, dessiné sur papier, liseré à l'encre brune. Le plan est légendé le long de la marge de gauche. Les détails sont précis: remparts, routes d'accès, rivières, moulin à eau, magasin à poudre etc. Traces d'un faux-pli, quelques légères déchirures marginales, quelques petites taches d'encre marginales Saint-Ghislain se situe à proximité de la capitale du Hainaut et sa pos ition sur la Haine lui confère une importance stratégique. Albert de Bavière fera construire des fortifications autour de la ville dès 1366. En 1655, la ville fut assiégée et prise par les troupes françaises sous la direction de Turenne et La Ferté. En mars 1657, la ville retombe aux mains des espagnols. En 1677, Vauban reprend la ville mais suite au Traité de Nimège, Saint-Ghislain se retrouve dans le giron des Pays-Bas espagnols non sans avoir été détruite par les Français avant leur départ. Ce plan est légendé "La ville de St Gillain avec les desseings pour la fortifier" mais rien ne permet de distinguer ce qui a déjà été réalisé de ce qui est en projet. Certains bastions mentionnés sur ce plan existaient déjà lors de la prise de la ville par Vauban en 1677. Tout laisse à penser que ce plan date des années 1670.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

ca. 1670

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2011-12-06

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Published 06 Dec. 2011
Title

"Bois de Soigne" Zoniënwoud

Authors

Bruxelles et environs

Description
Plan manuscrit 445 x 550 mm, à la plume, au crayon et à l'aquarelle, dessiné sur papier. Le plan est constitué de trois parties collées les unes aux autres. Les détails sont précis: cours d'eau, voies d'accès, zones forestières, hameaux, remparts etc. Marges légèrement écornées, décollement partiel entre deux parties, quelques rousseurs. Plan montrant les remparts de Bruxelles et de Vilvorde ainsi que de nombreux hameaux tels que M elsbroek, Halle, Lembeek, Duisburg, Genval, Waterloo etc. Le coin supérieur droit contient des informations supplémentaires ajoutées au crayon.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

XVII-XVIIIe siècle

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2011-12-06

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Published 03 Dec. 2011
Title

In the Shadow of the Rose [Signed].

Authors

Bukowski, Charles

Description
First Edition. ISBN: 0876858590. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON COLOPHON, LIMITED EDITION, #630 OF 750 COPIES. Quarto, about 10.75 inches (27 cm) tall, in black cloth backed white paper covered boards decorated in black, red, gray and teal. Plain teal dustjacket. 33 poems on 85 pages. The book is clean, sound, unworn. The jacket has a half inch closed edge tear, but it is otherwise crisp and bright. Hardcover. Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket
Publication place:

Publisher

Black Sparrow Press

Date of publication:

1991

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

November 2011

Date of theft report:

2011-12-03

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Published 20 Nov. 2011
Title

The novels.

Authors

Austen Jane.

Description
FIVE VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. 8vo. All reprints of editions originally published between 1895 and 1897. Pride and prejudice Illustrated with 40 full page mono plates by Charles E. Brock. The other 4 volumes each illustrated with 40 full page mono plates by Hugh Thomson. 200 fine line engravings by two of the best book illustrators of the day. Publishers salmon coloured cloth with elaborate decoration to front boards and spines in dark red. All spines and front boards with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Some minor fading of the spines but overall a very good, bright set.:
Publication place:

Publisher

Macmillan

Date of publication:

1901-1909.

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

End of August, beginning of September 2011.

Date of theft report:

2011-11-20

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Published 20 Nov. 2011
Title

Kim.

Authors

Kipling. Rudyard.

Description
FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(7.8 x 5.2 inches). Ten full page mono plates by J. Lockwood Kipling. A Very good copy bound in early craft binding of full brown Niger morocco, raised bands, gilt. Initials AH on front board in gilt. Inner boards with gilt rule and Thistle corner pieces. All edges stained dark green. A very good copy in an early craft leather binding.
Publication place:

Publisher

Macmillan.

Date of publication:

1901

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

late august/early september 2011.

Date of theft report:

2011-11-20

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Published 04 Nov. 2011
Title

Les Plaisirs et les Jours

Authors

Proust (Marcel)

Description
Calmann Lévy, Paris, 1896. Un volume grand in-8 demi maroquin brun, dos à nerfs, titre doré, plats décorés de papier marbré, tête dorée, reliure signée Devauchelle, X + 271 pages, 14 pl. hors-texte de Madeleine Lemaire. Edition originale.
Publication place:

Publisher

Calmann Levy

Date of publication:

1896

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

04/11/2011

Date of theft report:

2011-11-04

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Published 02 Nov. 2011
Title

Cow-boys and Colonels.

Authors

CONN, William.

Description
First English edition. Original gilt titled cloth with illustrations in black and brown to upper cover and spine, slight fading to spine, one small crease to lower cover, overall a very good copy.
Publication place:

Publisher

Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh

Date of publication:

1887

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2011-11-02

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Published 02 Nov. 2011
Title

On the Frontier.

Authors

CAMPION, J.S.

Description
First edition. Original gilt titled cloth, spine somewhat browned.
Publication place:

Publisher

Chapman & Hall

Date of publication:

1878

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2011-11-02

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Published 02 Nov. 2011
Title

Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.

Authors

CATLIN, George.

Description
First edition, 2 volumes, large 8vo. Uncut in the original green cloth boards, recently rebacked to match with new paper labels.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1841

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2011-11-02

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Published 02 Nov. 2011
Title

The Oregon Trail.

Authors

PARKMAN, Francis.

Description
First English edition. Original gilt titled buckram, decoration in blue and red with a large gilt sun to the upper cover, t.e.g., some rubbing to extremities otherwise a very good copy.
Publication place:

Publisher

Macmillan

Date of publication:

1892

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2011-11-02

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Published 01 Nov. 2011
Title

The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

Authors

Lewis. C. S.

Description
First edition in dustwrapper.
Publication place:

Publisher

Bles

Date of publication:

1950

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2011-11-01

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Published 20 Oct. 2011
Title

Livre d'Heures - Stundenbuch (unvollständig).

Authors

Livre d'Heures -

Description
Lateinische und französische Handschrift in Braun und Rot auf Pergament. 18zeilige Textura, langzeilig. Frankreich um 1450. 154 Blatt. Schriftraum 10 x 6,5 cm. Mit einer zwölfzeiligen Miniatur auf Goldgrund, 10 historisierten Initialen auf Goldgrund und einer grossen Anzahl ein- und zweizeiliger Initialen und Lombarden in Gold und vielen, mit reicher Fleuronné-Verzierung versehenen Initialen und Lombarden. Kalbslederband der Zeit über Holz deckeln mit blindgeprägter doppelter Deckelfilterung, Eckfleurons, Mittelstück mit Vasenmotiv und blindgeprägten Fleurs de Lis am Rücken. Äusserst reich verziertes Stundenbuch. Lagenstruktur: (VI-1) + (IV) + ( IV-1) + 15IV). Schriftgrösse 0,3 - 0,4 cm. Stiftlinierung für die Textzeilen, Begrenzungslinien für den Spaltenraum nur schwach erkennbar. Text: Kalendarium - Kleines Marienofficium - Matutin - Laudes - Prim - Terz - Non - Vesper - Komplet - Kreuz-Offizien - Totenoffizium - Busspsalmen - Allerheiligenlitanei - Zur Dreifaltigkeit, Heiligensuffragien, Mariengebete. - Buchschmuck: Die zwölfzeilige Miniatur auf Goldgrund mit der Darstellung von Gottvater auf Thron mit gekreuzigtem Jesus und anbetender Person. Vierseitige Dornranken-Bordüre und vierzeiliger reicher A-Initiale auf Goldgrund. - Die 10 historisierten Initialen mit den Darstellungen: Verkündigung des Engels an Maria - Maria und Elisabeth - Christi Geburt - Verkündigung an die Hirten - Beschneidung - Flucht nach Ägypten - Krönung Mariens - Kreuzigung - Altarszene - Jesus auf dem Thron. Mit einer grossen Anzahl ein- und zweizeiliger Initialen und Lombarden in Gold sowie zahlreichen ein- und und zweizeiligen sehr feing gearbeiteten Fleuronné-Initialen und Lombarden. - Es fehlt das Januarblatt des Kalendariums. Vor Fol. 31 im Terz fehlt ein Blatt. - Pergament stellenweise fingerfleckig. Blattränder teilweise mit leichten Läsuren (Nagespuren?), knitterfaltig, vereinzelte Farbverwischungen. Rückenkanten des Einbandes angebrochen. Mit Fehlstelle des Rückenbezuges am unteren Kapital. - Die 10 Miniaturen sind von grossrer Qualität.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

v. 1450

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

01/10/2011

Date of theft report:

2011-10-20

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Published 20 Oct. 2011
Title

Hispania Damiani a Goes Equitis Lusitani

Authors

GOES (GÓIS), Damiao de

Description
30 leaves. First edition of a description of Spain and Portugal by Damião de Goes (1502-1574), an important figure in the Portuguese humanist movement, written to correct errors made by other writers, particularly Sebastian Münster.
Publication place:

Publisher

Rescius

Date of publication:

1542

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

16/10/2011

Date of theft report:

2011-10-20

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Published 20 Oct. 2011
Title

Lateinische Handschrift in Braun, Schwarz und Rot auf Pergament. Textura, zweispaltig zu 25 Zeilen pro Seite.

Authors

Breviarium - Lateinische Handschrift in Braun, Schwarz und Rot auf Pergament.

Description
Mit 4 (3 beschädigten) Initialen und/oder Bordüren und zahlreichen rot und blau alternierenden Lombarden, teils mit Fleuronné-Ansätzen. Kalblederband des 17. Jahrhunderts mit Rücken- und Kantenvergoldung. 7 Blattweiser. Umfangreiches Brevier, oder Lektionar (nicht klar eruierbar), geschrieben in einer Textura die jedoch Anklänge an eine Antiqua-Schrift hat. Schriftgrösse 0,2 - 0,3 cm. Schriftraum: 7,4 x 6,2 cm, Spaltenbreite 2,7 cm. Mit Stiftlini erung für die Textzeilen und Begrenzungslinien für den Spaltenraum. Lagenstruktur (12V) + (VI) + (17V) + (3VI) + (V) + (VI-2). - Inhalt: Fol. 1 -6 Liturgisches Kalendarium - Fol. 7 - 380 Psalmen, Antiphonen, Hymnen, Responsorien, Evangelien, Gebete, Litaneien, (inkl. Korrekturen und Ergänzungen von verschiedenen Händen). Fol. 377 - 378 Heiligenlitanei. Von den vier ursprünglich vorhandenen Initialen mit Verzierungen sind 3 durch Ausschneidungen der Initialen oder der Stabverzierung beschädigt, einzig Fol. 107r weißt eine intakte neuzeileige E-Initale auf. Das Kalendarium weist einzelne Feste in Goldschrift aus. Fol. [1-2] mit zeitgenössichen Einträgen in Krusiv von verschiedenen Händen. Vorgebunden ein montiertes Pergamentblatt mit handschriftlichem Eintrag "1476, 13. Julij, Breuarium scriptum manu Guirardi de Valle Montisregalis Mano[c]i professi [D]omus Vallis Piscy, in quo continetur omnes Psalmi, Cantica, orationes, Venita, Antifone, responsoria, Himni, lectiones, euangelia, litanie per totum anni circulum. Item Canon Misse una cum Missae de Compassion quod Breuarium sub 20. Julÿ 1481: fuit (..) ad usam in uita (..) Guirardi non tamen sed proprium, sed (..) accomodatum ea facultate R.L. G (..) Antonÿ". - Ob es sich bei der Ortsbezeichnung "Piscÿ" um die Stadt Pescia handelt, lässt sicht nicht erhärten. - Papiervorsätze. Pergament vereinzelt leicht fleckig und knitterfaltig, sonst sehr gut.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

v. 1470

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

01/10/2011

Date of theft report:

2011-10-20

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Published 20 Oct. 2011
Title

Livre d'Heures - Stundenbuch

Authors

Livre d'Heures -

Description
119 (von ?) Blätter auf Pergament. Geschrieben in Textura, einspaltig zu 17 Zeilen. Kalblederband über Holzdeckeln mit 6 ziselierten Messingbeschlägen (Renaissance-Einband gegen Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts) mit Blindprägung (Streicheisen- und Rollenstempel), auf 4 Bünden. Mittig abgeplattete Kanten.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

v. 1450

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

01/10/2011

Date of theft report:

2011-10-20

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Published 11 Oct. 2011
Title

Circe, Translated from the Italian of John Baptist Gelli, of the Academy of Florence

Authors

LAYNG (Henry)

Description
Engraved frontispiece by Parr after Gravelot, engraved portrait and vignette at the head of the dedication. First Edition. 8vo. [235 x 145 x 29 mm]. xxii, [x], 256 pp. Bound in contemporary red goatskin, the covers with a gilt border composed of a dog-tooth roll, a roll of semi-circles and dots, together with a wave roll with birds and flowers. The spine divided into seven panels, lettered in the second on a dark green label, the others tooled in gilt, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Rebacked preserving original panels of the spine, corners strengthened, a few dark marks on the covers).<span id="_marker"> There is an ink inscription at the end of the dedication giving a short biography of the Henry Layng. This copy belonged to the author's descendant T.M. Layng who was Chaplain and Fellow of Balliol College in 1939. This information has been neatly inscribed on the front endleaf.</span>
Publication place:

Publisher

James Bettenham

Date of publication:

1744

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

June 2011, or before

Date of theft report:

2011-10-11

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Published 11 Oct. 2011
Title

Toxophilus, the Schole, or Partitions, of Shooting. Contayned in II Bookes. Written by Roger Ascham. 1544. And now newlye perused. .... To which is Added, a Dedication and Preface, by the Reverend John Walters, M.A.

Authors

ASCHAM (Roger)

Description
Engraved frontispiece by Darling with contemporary hand-colouring, woodcut head and tail-pieces. 12mo. [170 x 108 x 25 mm]. xxi, [i], 230, [2] pp. Newly bound in old style calf, the spine lettered on a green label, plain endleaves, uncut edges. A few trivial spots but a very good, uncut, copy. There are some neat ink annotations, written by F.W.S. Brydges, who has signed his name on the front endleaf, with the date Nov. 29th 1788, and the referen ce "Tibberton Library".
Publication place:

Publisher

reprinted by R. Marsh

Date of publication:

1788

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

June 2011, or before

Date of theft report:

2011-10-11

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Published 11 Oct. 2011
Title

Essay on Hunting. Comprising Hunting, Lawfulness, Benefits, Pleasure, Pastime, Game, Scent, Hounds, The Horse, Huntsman, Sagacity. &c. &c. &c.

Authors

[GOSDEN (Thomas)]

Description
Engraved frontispiece, title within a woodcut border, woodcut head and tail piece. Third Edition. 8vo. [232 x 143 x 12 mm]. [2]ff, 92pp. Bound in contemporary half blue goatskin, marbled paper sides, the spine divided into six panels, lettered in the second and at the foot, the fourth tooled with a fox's mask, the others with acorns, leaves, etc, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (The marbling largely faded or rubbed away, upper head cap neatly repaired). Ink inscription on front fly-leaf "Presented to me by Captain Richard Lacy, 1841". Bookplate of Oliver Collett.
Publication place:

Publisher

W. Schackell, for Edward Jeffery and Son

Date of publication:

1820

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

June 2011, or before

Date of theft report:

2011-10-11

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