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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Bound collection of pamphlets issued for the Belfast Shakespeare Society's Festival in 1905.

Authors

Belfast Shakespeare Society.

Description
A collection of pamphlets bound in contemporary half calf, with blank leaves onto which were pasted newspaper cuttings covering the Festival.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1905

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

22/11/2014

Date of theft report:

2014-12-24

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

From Michael de Freitas to Michael X

Authors

MALIK, Michael Abdul

Description
Light bumps to top corners of boards, faint partial tanning to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in a jacket with mild sunning to spine panel and one tiny closed tear.
Publication place:

Publisher

Andre Deutsch

Date of publication:

1968

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

13/12/2014

Date of theft report:

2014-12-13

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

History of Miss Somervile

Authors

Gibbes, Phoebe

Description
Two volumes, pale English contemporary calf.
Publication place:

Publisher

Newbery

Date of publication:

1769

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

09/12/2014

Date of theft report:

2014-12-09

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

La Conduite de Meliton

Authors

Labbe, Philippe

Description
contemporary limp vellum
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1641

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

09/12/2014

Date of theft report:

2014-12-09

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Lettre a M de S***

Authors

Deschamps de Champloiseau, Etienne

Description
Contemporary mottled calf, gilt. Attractive slim binding. Authorial inscription pasted within front fly-leaf and initial blank.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1777

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

09/12/2014

Date of theft report:

2014-12-09

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

L'Espion Francois a Londres

Authors

Goudar, Ange

Description
Two volumes, 12mo, uncut in brightly coloured paper wrappers
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1780

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

09/12/2014

Date of theft report:

2014-12-09

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Verses upon various occasions

Authors

Earle, Jabez

Description
Contemporary sprinkled calf. Slim binding.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1723

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

09/12/2014

Date of theft report:

2014-12-09

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Physical Dictionary

Authors

Anon

Description
contemporary plain calf
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1657

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

09/12/2014

Date of theft report:

2014-12-09

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Pen-mans Paradise both pleasant and profitable. Examples of all usuall hands of this Kingdom. Adorned with variety of figures and flourishes done by command of hand.

Authors

Seddon, John

Description
Seddon, John: - Pen-mans Paradise both pleasant and profitable. Examples of all usuall hands of this Kingdom. Adorned with variety of figures and flourishes done by command of hand. ... Invented and performed by John Seddon. - London, Sold by John Stuart at the Old Three Bibles & Ink Bottles...Square on London Bridge, 1695. - Pictures available upon request.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1695

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-10-22

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Les Fleurs du mal

Authors

BAUDELAIRE

Description
BAUDELAIRE. Les Fleurs du mal. Paris, Auguste Poulet-Malassis, 1857. Green Morocco backed boards (signed binding by Lortic). Inscribed by Baudelaire to Bracquemond and with Bracquemond's extensive annotations
Publication place:

Publisher

Auguste Poulet-Malassis

Date of publication:

1857

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-10-16

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Le grant Testament & le petit son codicille

Authors

VILLON

Description
VILLON. Le grant Testament & le petit son codicille. [Mit :] Le Recueil des Repues Franches. Paris, Guillaume Nyverd, n.d. Small 8°. 18th century French red morocco. From the collections of Lavallière (catalogue n° 2814) and Edmée Maus.
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Publisher

Guillaume Nyverd

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-10-16

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Chart of the Sandwich Islands

Authors

Chart of the Sandwich Islands

Description
Hawaii. Lovely example of the first map of the Hawaiian Islands, from Anderson's edition of Cook's Third Voyage. Tracks Cook's route through the islands with dates of various observations and landfalls and provides an interesting topographical image of the islands. Large inset of Karakakooa Bay, including soundings and anchorages The large inset depicts Kealakekua Bay where Cook met his untimely death on February 14, 1779. Copper engraving by T . Conder, uncoloured as issued. Overall sheet size: 37.4cms x 23.3cms ; image size: 336mm x 215mm including imprint.
Publication place:

Publisher

Alex.r Hogg at the King's Arms, no 16, Paternoster Row

Date of publication:

circa 1785

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

09/09/2014

Date of theft report:

2014-09-13

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Sketches of a Tour to the Western Country, Through the States of Ohio and Kentucky; A Voyage Down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and A Trip Through the Mississippi Territory, and Part of West Florida

Authors

CUMING, Fortesque (1762-1828)

Description
504pp. (Pale dampstain at the gutter of the first signature). Original muslin-backed blue paper covered boards. Housed in a red morocco backed slipcase. Fine unsophisticated copy in original boards.
Publication place:

Publisher

Cramer, Spear & Eichbaum

Date of publication:

1810

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

SEPTEMBER 2014

Date of theft report:

2014-09-13

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Le cuisinier Impérial ou l'Art de faire la cuisine et la pâtisserie pour toutes les fortunes: Avec la manière de servir une Table depuis vingt jusqu'à soixante Couverts

Authors

Alexandre Viard

Description
Troisième édition, revue et corrigée par l'Auteur, augmentée d'un grand nombre d'articcles concernant l'office et suivie d'une Table plus étendue et mieux ordonné que la première.''Un des livres de recettes les plus fameux du XIXe siècle... Viard "homme de bouche fut une des rénovateurs de la cuisine.Il précède de peu le grand Carême" (Oberlé). Belle exemplaire presque sans rousseurs. Bel exemplaire pr ovenant de la bibliothèque du docteur en médecine Jeanty à Virton (Ex-libris). Cfr. Vicaire 861 ; G. Oberlé, Fastes..., 168 ; Bitting 478 ------- Third edition reviewed and corrected by the Author, increased by a large number of articles concerning the pantry and followed by a wider Table better ordered than the first. "One of the most famous receipts book of the 19th century... Viard "homme de bouche" was one of the renovers of the Art of cooking " (Oberlé). From the library of Jeanty, "doctor of medicine" in Virton (Belgium). Nice copy with very few foxings. Cfr. Vicaire 861 ; G. Oberlé, Fastes..., 168 ; Bitting 478
Publication place:

Publisher

Chez Barba

Date of publication:

1808

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

7 septembre 2014

Date of theft report:

2014-09-09

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

An Alphabeticon : encyclopedia for the use of the lettered and unlettered Edition C- 16 volume set of the Analphabeticon;

Authors

George Brecht and Rudolf Rieser

Description
An Alphabeticon : encyclopedia for the use of the lettered and unlettered Edition C- 16 volume set of the Analphabeticon; Assembled by George Brecht and Rudolf Rieser in a random order using images sent in by artists like John Cage, Diter Rot, Jasper Johns, Wolf Vostell, Emmet Williams, and various fluxus artists.; Title from paper band on book cover. With color silkscreens on Japanese paper with Vellum covers. edition of 28 copies only.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-08-18

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Criminal Trials in Scotland from AD MCCCLXXXVIII to AD MDCXXIV...With Historical Notes and Illustrations

Authors

Pitcairn, Robert

Description
<p align="JUSTIFY">xi; [i]; [v]-xii; [iii]-iv; [iii]-iv; ii; ii; ii; ii; iv; [ii]; [iii]-iv; [1]-440 / [ii]; 441-513; [1](blank); 400 / [iv]; 604 / [iv]; 746pp.
Publication place:

Publisher

William Tait

Date of publication:

1833

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Between 25th and 29th July 2014

Date of theft report:

2014-07-29

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Criminal Trials in Scotland from AD MCCCLXXXVIII to AD MDCXXIV...With Historical Notes and Illustrations

Authors

Pitcairn, Robert

Description
<p align="JUSTIFY">3 Volumes. 4to. 275 x 210mm. xi; [i]; [v]-xii; [iii]-iv; ii; 513; [1](blank); [ii]; iv; 400 / [iv]; ii; ii; ii; 604 / iv; [iii]-iv; 746pp. 3 lithographed plates + 3 plates engraved by W.H. Lizars. A very good copy bound in later (ca. late nineteenth century) half brown morocco; the spines with five raised bands, titled and numbered, gilt, across second and third compartments, dated, gilt, at foot; rubbed in plac es; foot of Vol.1 worn with chipping; corners and edges rubbed; brown cloth sides; all edges speckled, printed in pink and blue; later marbled endpapers printed in matching colours, with earlier engraved armorial book-plate affixed to front paste-down; occasional marginal notes in pencil (esp. p.443 Vol.3); some foxing, spotting and light tanning throughout. <p align="JUSTIFY">
Publication place:

Publisher

William Tait

Date of publication:

1833

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

10-24 July

Date of theft report:

2014-07-29

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Försök, att, genom Anvöndandet af den Electrokemiska Theorien och de Kemiska Proportioerna, grundlägga ett rent vettenskapligt System för Mineralogien.

Authors

BERZELIUS, Jöns Jakob

Description
pp [iv], 103 (i.e. 102), uncut and unopened in the original plain blue wrappers.
Publication place:

Publisher

A. Gadelius

Date of publication:

1814

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

April 2014

Date of theft report:

2014-06-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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).
Publication place:

Publisher

Michel Lévy frères

Date of publication:

1857

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

2014

Date of theft report:

2014-06-10

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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.
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-06-09

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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.).
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

17 avril 2014

Date of theft report:

2014-04-18

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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. STEVENSON / 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."
Publication place:

Publisher

S.L. Osbourne & Company

Date of publication:

1882

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-04-17

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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.
Publication place:

Publisher

chez la Veuve de Guillaume Gruchet

Date of publication:

1737

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

13 AVRIL 2014

Date of theft report:

2014-04-17

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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].
Publication place:

Publisher

S.L. Osbourne & Company

Date of publication:

1882

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-04-17

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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&deg;. ? 4th edition, as format appeared to be In-8
Publication place:

Publisher

Basileae : sumptibus L. König

Date of publication:

1631

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-03-12

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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&deg;
Publication place:

Publisher

Date of publication:

1751

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-03-12

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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
Publication place:

Publisher

L Hachette

Date of publication:

1868

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-03-12

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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
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Publisher

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

Date of publication:

1518 (3 Nonas Ianuarii, 1518)

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-03-12

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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
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Publisher

Published for the Royal Irish Academy by Hodges Figgis

Date of publication:

1913

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-03-12

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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 Full bibliographical details available from the Librarian - see contact details
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Publisher

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

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Date of theft report:

2014-03-12

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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
Publication place:

Publisher

M. Cholinus

Date of publication:

1557

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-03-12

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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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Publisher

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

Date of theft report:

2014-02-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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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Publisher

Date of publication:

First edition:

no

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Date of theft report:

2014-02-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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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Date of theft report:

2014-02-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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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Publisher

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no

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Date of theft report:

2014-02-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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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2014-02-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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&hellip;. 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&hellip;.Langley decried the art of topiary and cut parterres, and encouraged meandering paths, and the use of fine trees for shade&hellip;..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&hellip;.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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no

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2014-02-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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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no

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2014-02-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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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.
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L. Harrison for Rudolph Ackermann,

Date of publication:

1824

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yes

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Date of theft:

16-20th December 2013

Date of theft report:

2014-02-07

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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.
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Date of publication:

1685

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no

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Date of theft report:

2014-02-06

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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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 &hellip; BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land, 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].
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1852-1863

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yes

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between 12th and 19th July 2013

Date of theft report:

2014-01-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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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 &hellip; CUBA – CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land LEWIS, C.S. Autograph manuscript of his poem ['On Being Human'] on the subject of angels
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Publisher

Date of publication:

1917

First edition:

no

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between 12th and 19th July 2013

Date of theft report:

2014-01-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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 &hellip; 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].
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Meo

Date of publication:

c. 1895

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yes

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Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

Date of theft report:

2014-01-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

The Wind Among the Reeds.

Authors

Yeats, W.B.

Description
Original smooth blue buckram with gilt design on the covers. Gilt faded to covers, contents generally bright and clean, heavy off-setting to pages 28-29 from old newspaper clipping. 'With the Publishers Compliments' ink stamped to front free endpaper.
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Publisher

Elkin Mathews

Date of publication:

1899

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

17 Jan 2014

Date of theft report:

2014-01-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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 an unpublished poem entitled &# 039;A Child's Parting', [1917].
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Publisher

Mission Press.

Date of publication:

1848

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

Date of theft report:

2014-01-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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 &hellip; CUBA – CHINESE COOLIES. Collection of 14 partly-printed documents and manuscripts BOULOS, Meo Flowers of the Holy Land THOMPSON, Francis. Autograp h manuscript of an unpublished poem entitled 'A Child's Parting', [1917].
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Publisher

Date of publication:

1948

First edition:

yes

Format:

Date of theft:

between 12th and 19th July 2013

Date of theft report:

2014-01-28

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

A WRITER'S DIARY. Being Extracts From The Diary Of Virginia Woolf. Signed & Dated by Leonard Woolf

Authors

Virginia Woolf

Description
The Hogarth Press, London, 1953. Vanessa Bell (illustrator). First Edition. Woolf, Virginia. A WRITER'S DIARY. Signed & Dated by Leonard Woolf in the month of publication. London: The Hogarth Press, London, 1953. First Edition. 8vo., 312pp. Edited, with a preface by Leonard Woolf. Signed on the ffe.: Leonard Woolf, Nov. 1953. Presumably one of his house copies. A near fine copy in orange cloth, gilt titles to the spine, in an extremely g ood Vanessa Bell designed dustwrapper with toning to the spine & a small chip to the spine head. - (Note that this dustwrapper had a yellowwraparound band)
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no

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Date of theft report:

2014-01-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D.

Authors

Benjamin Franklin

Description
Benjamin Franklin. The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, LL.D. J. Parsons 1793. First edition. Full leather bound cover, 19th century rebacked half calf with red leather spine label over original worn calf boards. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Nineteenth century marbled end sheets and paste downs in lovely condition. Antiquated signature of Isaac Nicholson on half title page. Pages have only faint toning to edges and very little faint foxing on an occasional page. Leaves are in very good condition.
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J. Parsons

Date of publication:

1793

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no

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2014-01-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
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ORLANDO. A Biography. Signed by Woolf.

Authors

Virginia Woolf

Description
New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928 The First edition. Limited to 800 copies [of a total run of 861] printed on pure rag paper & signed by Virginia Woolf at the colophon in purple ink. Elegant typography design by Frederic Warde. Preceding all other Trade editions. Publisher's attractive, elaborately gilt-decorated black cloth binding, patterned in gold on the spine in six panels, lettered in gold in the second panel. Very neat contemporary wel l-designed small bookplate on the front pastedown.
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no

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2014-01-27

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

Don Quixote

Authors

Cervantes

Description
A set of 4 volumes
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Publisher

Date of publication:

"About 1783"

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

The first two weeks of December

Date of theft report:

2014-01-23

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Published 14 Dec. 2017
Title

The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book

Authors

Kipling, Rudyard

Description
Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book. London: Macmillan and Co., 1894-1895. Two volumes. First editions, first printings. The Jungle Book (1894) is illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling, William Henry Drake, and Paul Frenzeny.The Second Jungle Book (1895) is illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling. Both volumes bound in the publisher's navy cloth, spines lettered in gilt, pictorial jungle images based on artwork by the a uthor's father John Lockwood Kipling stamped to the front boards in gilt, all edges gilt. Both near fine copies, with some minor rubbing to the extremities, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, spine very lightly starting after the preface in The Jungle Book, otherwise both have sturdy spines, a hint of scattered light foxing to The Second Jungle Book, otherwise both have clean and crisp pages. Overall, a bright and very attractive set of the Jungle Books.
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London: Macmillan

Date of publication:

1894-1895

First edition:

no

Format:

Date of theft:

16 December 2013

Date of theft report:

2014-01-09

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