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Published 21 July 2020
Title

EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA

Authors

CERVANTES, Miguel de Saavedra

Description
FIRST EDITION OF THE SECOND PART
2 parts in 8vo., calf
Uniform bindings of brown vellum, end of the XVIIth century, ex-libris emblazoned of the Beilby Thompson of Ejerick on the paste downs, double net on the plates, back with nerves. Red morocco case.
Binding slightly repaired
Provenance :
-Beilby Thompson of Ejerick (ex-libris armorié)
-Bought by Jorge Ortiz-Linarès (1894-1965), from Maggs Bros, Londo
n, 21st December 1936 -George Ortiz (1927-2013)
Publication place:

Madrid

Publisher

Juan de la Cuesta

Date of publication:

1608

Date of theft:

Year 2013

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Published 21 July 2020
Title

THE FIRST ORIGINAL SHORT STORIES IN SPANISH, AND THE HIGH-WATER-MARK OF THE SHORT STORY IN THE 17TH CENTURY NOVELAS EXEMPLARES.

Authors

CERVANTES, Miguel de Saavedra

Description
THE EXCESSIVELY RARE FIRST EDITION.
Small 4to. A very fine copy in contemporary white morocco, with arms on side.
« The Novelas Exemplares », twelve in number, are masterpieces which it has become a commonplace to say would have established Cervantes » lasting fame as a writer of fiction, even if he has never produced Don Quixote. Indeed they represent the high-water-mark of the short story of the Seventeenth Century, for as Cervant
es overtops the earliest novelistas, so he remains superior to those who followed him. Not one of his successors reached the same level of attainment, none articulates his stories so well or writes with the same mastery of style, not one approaches him as a psychologist or observer; none compare with him in his power to depict life truly and to create character. It is doubtful whether the whole body of short stories after the “Novelas exemplars” could yield a group of characters so living and so highly individualized.”
The twelves novels are:
I. La Gitanilla.
II. El Amante liberal.
III. Rinconete, y Cortadillo.
IV. La Española Inglessa.
V. El Licenciado Vidriera.
VI. La fuerça de la sangre.
VII. El zeloso Estremeño.
VIII. La illustre fregona.
IX. Las dos donzellas.
X. La Señora Cornelia.
XI. El casamiento engañoso
XII. La de los perros Cipiò, y Bergàça.
The success of the « Novelas » was immediate and lasting; twelve editions were made within ten years of their first appearance, and twelve more had been issued by 1665. They were translated into French as early as 1615 and into Italian in 1626. Six of them were rendered into English in 1640.
This copy was bound for Jerome de Bignon (1627-1697), “Grand Maître de la Bibliothèque du Roi” his arms on the side
Provenance:
-Jerôme de Bignon (1627-1697), “Grand Maître de la Bibliothèque du Roi”, Paris
-Jorge Ortiz-Linarès (1894-1965), Paris, bought from Maggs Bros, London, 21st December 1936 -George Ortiz (1927-2013)
We do not have the photo of the binding but the Bignon’ arms are on the side on a contemporary white morocco.
Publication place:

Madrid

Publisher

Luan de la Cuesta

Date of publication:

1613

First edition:

yes

Date of theft:

Year 2013

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Published 20 July 2020
Title

La Science des ombres, par rapport au dessin

Authors

Dupain de Montesson

Description
8°? , xvi + 92pp with 14 engraved plates, pp. 97-168 with 4 eng plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine
ribbed, al edges red. 
Publication place:

Paris

Publisher

Jombert

Date of publication:

1750

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Published 20 July 2020
Title

Traité de géométrie praitique

Authors

Sauveur, Joseph

Description
Manuscript in folio, half 19th century brown calf, a.e.g. 102ff,  31 flg illustrations water-coloured. 
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Published 20 July 2020
Title

De quadrante geometrico libellula

Authors

De Jode, Cornelis

Description
4°, contemporary vellum, pp. 63 with 34 eng. vignettes in text  & 1 plate carrying two engravings. Small hole in leaf B2 lightly touching the engraving. 
Publication place:

Nuremberg

Publisher

C. Lochner

Date of publication:

1594

Date of theft:

27 November 2019

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Published 20 July 2020
Title

Meetkonst in XXVII boeken vervat

Authors

Ramus, Petrus

Description
4°, pp.  [x] + 221 + [ii], contemporary vellum. Upper right corner of t/p missing. 
Publication place:

Amsterdam

Publisher

Blaeu

Date of publication:

1622

Date of theft:

27 November 2019

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Published 17 July 2020
Title

Opera

Authors

VERGILIUS

Description
[ed. by Sebastian Brant]. Strasbourg, J. Grüninger, 1502. Folio: [6] -CCCVII [= 408] -XXXIIII ff. (Last two ff. Replaced by facsimile, tear to title skillfully mended, margins, some corners and other margins repaired, first quires and last ff. with marg. clear water stain, occ. foxing, some minor soiling, wormhole and wormtrack in inner blank margin ff. IX-LII, contemp. and old ms. annotations). Inside good condition. 18th-c. brown sheep, blind-s tamped spine with raised bands, red sprinkled edges (spine and edges repaired, covers sl. rubbed). With a large woodcut on title and 213 other woodcuts, some full-page and one double-page, engr. by the artist known as Late Master of the Grüninger Workshop.
Our copy bears on the recto of the 1st folio a ms. annotation of censorship urging the reader not to read the book alone: ​​"non licet unicuique hunc perlegere librum". Ref.VD16 V-1332. - Adams V-457. - USTC 688629. - STC German (BL) 895. - Opac KBR. Prov. Ms. ownership entries (crossed out on title and on f. [II]).
Publication place:

Strasbourg

Publisher

J. Grüninger

Date of publication:

1502

Format:

Folio

Date of theft:

29 June 2020

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Published 10 July 2020
Title

Les Roses peintes

Authors

REDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph

Description
Bel exemplaire en demi-maroquin rouge de l’époque, bien complet de toutes ses planches et des feuillets de texte. On a relié in fine les quatre pages de prospectus pour cette édition : « L’éclat, la vérité, l’élégance, le plus grand luxe typographique, ont procuré aux Roses de M. Redouté une vogue européenne. On a reconnu, dans les portraits qu’il a donnés de toutes les variétés de la rose, la nature même… ».
Cette édition in-8, la premièr
e de ce format, fut publiée en 40 livraisons de 4 planches chacune. Nissen BBI, 1599.

Fort volume in-8 (246 x 162 mm). Faux-titre, titre et 160 planches hors-texte, toutes coloriées à la main. Demi-maroquin rouge à coins de l’époque, dos à nerfs orné (petits frottements d’usage aux coiffes et aux coins ; rares rousseurs).
Publication place:

Paris

Publisher

Panckoucke

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Published 08 July 2020
Title

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Authors

Sassoon, Siegfried

Description
A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1930. A very good+ book without inscriptions. A stain to the page edge. Some browning to the edges. SIGNED to the rear of the half-title without dedication by the author. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a little loss to the tail of the spine and to corners. Some light browning to the spine.

The limited signed edition is widespread, but this, the first trade edition is rare
signed.
Date of publication:

1930

First edition:

yes

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Published 07 July 2020
Title

Les merveilleuses centuries et prophéties de Nostradamus

Authors

Nostradamus, Gradassi

Description
Exemplaire classique portant le n°487, illustré par Gradassi
Publisher

Vial / Sefer

Date of publication:

1961

Format:

39*31*8cm

Date of theft:

May / June 2020

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Published 07 July 2020
Title

Ruy Blas

Authors

Victor Hugo

Description
Exemplaire sur vélin d'Arches n°79 avec une suite sur Japon nacré.
Publication place:

Monte Carlo

Publisher

Le Parnasse

Date of publication:

1963

Format:

35.5*28*7.5 cm

Date of theft:

May / June 2020

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Published 07 July 2020
Title

Phèdre

Authors

Racine, Jean

Description
Exemplaire sur Arches n°80
Publication place:

Grenoble

Publisher

Grésivaudan

Date of publication:

1973

Format:

40*30*7.5 cm

Date of theft:

MAY / June 2020

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Published 24 Jan. 2020
Title

The Story of the Malakand Field Force. An Episode of the Frontier War.

Authors

CHURCHILL (Winston Spencer).

Description
The Silver Library New Edition. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in half crimson morocco with black cloth sides, the spine lettered in gilt with rampant lion centre tools, hand-marbled endleaves, a.e.g.

With portrait frontispiece of Major-General Sir Bindon Blood, two fold-out maps and four sketch maps.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Longmans, Green and Co.

Date of publication:

1899

Date of theft:

Before the 7th August 2019.

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Published 24 Jan. 2020
Title

My Early Life. A Roving Commission.

Authors

CHURCHILL (Winston).

Description
8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in half crimson morocco with black cloth sides, the spine lettered in gilt with rampant lion centre tools, hand-marbled endleaves, a.e.g.

With 28 maps and illustrations.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

Thornton Butterworth Limited

Date of publication:

1930

Date of theft:

Before the 7th August 2019.

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Published 24 Jan. 2020
Title

Sense and Sensibility: A Novel.

Authors

AUSTEN (Jane).

Description
First Bentley Edition. 8vo. [171 x 106 x 25 mm]. [iii], vi-xv, [i], 331, [1] pp. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in old style half calf, marbled paper sides, the spine divided into six panels with raised bands flanked by gilt fillets, lettered on green and red goatskin labels, green endleaves, marbled edges.

Engraved frontispiece and additional engraved title with vignette.
Publication place:

London

Publisher

[printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode for] Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, (Late Colburn and Bentley): Bell and Bradfute, Ed

Date of publication:

1833

Date of theft:

Between the 29th August 2019 and the 16th December 2019.

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