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Officium Vicecomitum: The Office and Authority of Sherifs: Gathered... - Dalton, Michael
Dalton, Michael
1670
A Landmark Treatise for Justices of the Peace Dalton, Michael [d. ca. 1648]. Officium Vicecomitum: The Office and Authority of Sherifs: Gathered out of the statutes and books of the common Laws of this Kingdom, Corrected and Very Much Enlarged: To Which is Added An Appendix or Supplement, Containing a Collection of the Statutes Touching Sheriffs Made Since Mr. Dalton's Writing, Which are in Force and Use at This Day, Several Special Returns of Writs, and the Expositions, Judgements and Resolutions of the Reverend and Learned Judges, in the Several Courts at Westminster, Upon Divers Statutes, Cases and Questions in Law Relating to Sherifs, And Several Other New Matters: The Whole, Being a Work of Great Use and Profit, Not Only to the Students and Practitioners in the Law, But to All Other the Gentry of This Land, (On Whom the Burthen of this Office Lyeth) Especially to All Immediate High-Sheriffs and Under-Sheriffs: With a New and Copious Table, Wherein the Defects and Imperfections of the Old Table are Suppressed and Amended, The New Matter is Inserted in the Table, Under Their Proper Heads, And Have This Mark * Set Before Them. London: Printed by John Streater, James Fletcher and Henry Twyford, 1670. [iv], 500, [4], 501-564, [32] pp. Two parts. The second part is preceded by a title page reading (in part) Vicecomitis Officio Supplementum: An Appendix or Supplement. Folio (11" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules, gilt fillets and small blind corner fleurons to boards, raised bands and early hand-lettered title label to spine. A few minor scuffs and stains to boards, chipping to spine ends, joints starting at ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, pastedowns loose, front pastedown lacking upper corner. Attractive woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Early owner initials to head of title page. Faint dampstaining to corners of a few leaves at beginning and end of text, interior otherwise fresh. * Third edition. As its title suggests, it is a remarkably comprehensive treatise. Holdsworth, who cites it several times, says "in spite of a growing number of rivals, it continued to be a standard authority until the beginning of the eighteenth century.": History of English Law IV:119. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:222 (6).

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JAPANESE WOMEN: AN ALBUM WITH 51 CHARMING POSTCARD VIEWS..
Japan n.d. ca 1900-1920's. A brown photo album, with green leaves, contains 51 postcards: 41 hand-colored, 10 b. w., very good, each mounted in the slits provided. S C A R C E

These cards are mostly unused, but two have postal stamps: 3 U.S., 3 United Kingdom and one Hong Kong. The subjects cover the daily activities as well as just portraits of Jap- anese women. It begins with a Kago ride for two Japanese girls. Threesome playing traditional Japanese music, walking in a garden, making her bed & smoking her pipe, taking tea, doing flower arrangement, wearing her Kimono, greeting a friend, playing traditional girl's games, Maikos posing for the camera, wearing winter clothes, Shinto shrine girls, high class maidens, among the iris flowers, doing farm work, reading a letter, riding a ricksha, having her hair made up, making lunch, caring for babies, playing the Koto, playing blind man's bluff &c. The lovely portraits show the stunning beauty of the Japanese woman. Each is dressed in an elabor- ate and lovely Kimono, with traditional coiffeur. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH * * * * SHIPPING: WE SHIP WORLD WIDE * * * * * The shipping costs displayed for our books on ZVAB are ONLY AN ESTIMATE !!! * ACTUAL costs are based book weight, destination and value. * We will inform you of shipping costs and options once you select the book. **FOREIGN: We usually ship by registered/insured airmail to customers abroad. **DOMESTIC: We ship to USA customers by UPS/FEDEX or U.S. MAIL, appropriate insurance/registry and signature required will appply. ***** Please inquire if you have any questions regarding shipping or payments .

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WILLKIE, Wendell L..
New York 1943, Simon. Black cloth, very good, end paper maps 206 p., 14 x 21 cm., very good copy, 3rd. printing, worn dj. in mylar protector, with clipping from Lexington Herald. * * * AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY * * *

WENDELL WILLKIE: Was the Republican candidate who tired to to be President of the United States in 1940: ... In 1942, after losing the presidential election to Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940, Willkie traveled around the world in a four engine converted Consolidated bomber named Gulliver. He traveled 31,000 miles and took 49 days for this circumnavigation of the earth and in the course of the travel met with world leaders, pleading the case for international peacekeeping after the war. * In this book Wendell Willkie gives a highly personal account of his meetings with Stalin, Chiang Kai-shek, General Montgomery, General Chennault and other United Nations leaders. He tells of his talks with prime ministers and kings, and with teachers, soldiers, librarians, factory workers, and farmers around the world. He reports a great awakening that is going on among the peoples of the world and his deep conviction that the United Nations must learn to work together now, while they fight, if they hope to live together after the war is over. * Willkie met with General Claire L. Chennault, commander of the A.V.G. [American Volunteer Group] aka "FLYING TIGERS." In 1942, Willkie visited Kunming the seat of the home base of Chennault, and Chennault presented a letter to Willkie dated Oct 8, 1942 for hand-delivery to President Roosevelt, outlining just how the Japanese could be defeated in China. * From Wikipedia: Wendell Lewis Willkie [February 18, 1892 -October 8, 1944] was a corporate lawyer in the United States and the Republican Party nominee for the 1940 presidential election, despite having never held a prior elected political office. * Although Willkie in 1940 received more votes than any previous GOP candidate [22.3 million votes], he lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt. * On July 23, 1941, Willkie urged unlimited aid to the United Kingdom in its struggle against Nazi Germany. That same year he traveled to Britain and the Middle East as Roosevelt's personal representative, and in 1942 visited the USSR and China in the same capacity. In 1943, Willkie wrote ONE WORLD [this book] a plea for international peacekeeping after the war. * CHINA-U.S.A. RELATIONS WITH MADAME CHIANG KAI-SHEK According to Gardner Cowles publisher of the Des Moines Register, Willkie's visit to the Republic of China led to a bizarre consequence: Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the hugely ambitious co-ruler and First Lady of China, developed the idea that she could seduce and marry Willkie, use China's wealth to help him become president in 1944, and thus become the most powerful woman in the world. Cowles claimed that the affair was consummated in China, and that on a visit to the U.S. a few months later, she told him "If Wendell could be elected, then he and I would rule the world. I would rule the Orient and Wendell would rule the western world." He pointedly did not dismiss the possibility that Willkie, had he been nominated, might have accepted her highly improbable offer on some level. Extracted from Wikipedia. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Claire L. Chennault: WAY OF A FIGHTER. Several Willkie references and a letter to Willkie by Chennault. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH * * * * SHIPPING: WE SHIP WORLD WIDE * * * * * The shipping costs displayed for our books on ZVAB are ONLY AN ESTIMATE !!! * ACTUAL costs are based book weight, destination and value. * We will inform you of shipping costs and options once you select the book. **FOREIGN: We usually ship by registered/insured airmail to customers abroad. **DOMESTIC: We ship to USA customers by UPS/FEDEX or U.S. MAIL, appropriate insurance/registry and signature required will appply. ***** Please inquire if you have any questions regarding shipping or payments .

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STEIN, M. Aurel..
London 1928, Oxford. Rose cloth, 4 vol. set: vol. 1-2 text, vol. 3 plates & plans, vol. 4 maps, bibliography, unclipped mended dust jackets in mylar protectors, 25.5 x 34 cm., brillantly bright superb clean copy. FIRST & ONLY EDITION

AUTHOR'S SIGNED FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 765 COPIES **** FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 765 SETS ** A monumental work, well illustrated study on the trade route countries of Central Asia. Always a rare set when complete. * "With descriptive lists of antiques by F.H. Andrews & F.M.G. Lorimer; & appendices by J. Allan et al." Volume 1, 2: text, 1159 pages, with text illustrations. Vol. 3: 137 plates, 59 plans. Vol. 4: 51 color folding maps in matching rose cloth case, with index tabs. ******* M. AUREL STEINS COPY: This is a very nice copy which was likely owned by the author as hia personal letter was found used as a book mark in one of the volumes. The letter is 19 x 25.5 cm., plain toned white paper, written by Sir Aurel Stein using a very wide fountain pen and blue ink. The letter is in remarkable condition and has been folded twice, but now is quite flat and solid. * WITH A VERY RARE HOLOGRAPHIC LETTER FROM AUREL STEIN: "At Highbroom, Ewhurst, Guilford: February 15, 1925 Dear Sirs, Thanks for your letter of the 9th inst. and the account rendered with it. I note in the account of entry of 10/6 charged for the Return of Income Tax for the years 1922-3 and 1923-4. As I was absent from the United Kingdom during the whole of these financial years, no Income Tax was due from the royalties received in these years on my behalf. I accordingly request the favour of an explanation as to how this charge arises against my account, and hope for a refund of the amount. Yours faithfully A. Stein" * Perhaps Aurel Stein got his reply from the Income Tax office and or this was a copy of his letter. It was found lost as a "book mark" found in this set. A lovely insight to Stein, and his thoughts on how the British government had wrongly charged him Income Tax. A lovely holographic letter, written in pen and ink, in his usual and steady hand. Stein letters are rare and seldom found on the market. ******** FIRST & ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 765 COPIES. We understand that this set was issued in a Limited Edition of only 765 complete copies, the balance of 250 sets were incomplete as they lacked 48 maps. * THE MAPS AND MAP BOX VOLUME: The matching map box is also in bound in rose cloth, 25.5 x 34 cm., and is 5 cm. thick. There is some minor and usual wear to the upper and lower part of the hinged flap, with some old mends. The contents consist of 47 maps each with white index tabs, plus 4 other maps index tabs: "A,B,C,D," and the index, complete as issued. **** CONDITION: This is the brightest and freshest copy we have ever had in our 45 years of tenure. The cloth of the main three volumes is nearly flawless, with bright rose color, brilliant gold stamping on the spines and front covers. There is no scuffing whatsoever, and the head/tails of the spines are fresh with a few of the usual wrinkles expected. The joints are strong, tight and the book appears to be by and large unused. There are a few bumped corners: vol. 1: the front upper right corner has a very small bump; vol. 2: faint and very tiny hint of a bump on front lower right, else none; vol. 3: front right and left, and rear corners tiny bump, front lower right a larger bump, please see scans posted to our website for photographs. * DUST JACKETS: The set of three volumes all have the original dust jackets each protected in mylar covers. There was some of the usual wear to the unprotected dust jackets, and some restoration with matching paper was performed from the inside to stabilize the tears and small missing pieces. Overall the jackets are nice with some repairs to the upper and lower spine as well as corners and a few other spots here and there. Finding this set with the dust jacket is exceptionally rare and unusual. The set if ever found most always lacks the dust jackets. *** . * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Stein 1862-1943. Arntzen I 506. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH * * * * SHIPPING: WE SHIP WORLD WIDE * * * * * The shipping costs displayed for our books on ZVAB are ONLY AN ESTIMATE !!! * ACTUAL costs are based book weight, destination and value. * We will inform you of shipping costs and options once you select the book. **FOREIGN: We usually ship by registered/insured airmail to customers abroad. **DOMESTIC: We ship to USA customers by UPS/FEDEX or U.S. MAIL, appropriate insurance/registry and signature required will appply. ***** Please inquire if you have any questions regarding shipping or payments .

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Manuscript; Kingdom of Hungary
1715
Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Relating to the Constitutional Law of Hungary [Manuscript]. [Kingdom of Hungary]. Observationes In Tripartitum Opus Juris Consuetudinarii Inclyti Regum Hungariae per Commissionem Systematicam in Arlo 24. 1715 Fundatum hoc 1717 Anno Posony Celebratum, Elaborate. [Arlo, Hungary, 1715-1717, 1726]. [101, 9 blank, 32 pp.] Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary paneled calf, ties lacking. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine and corners, rear hinge partially cracked, two leaves at rear of text detached, occasional worming to margins with no loss to text, contemporary armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Some toning to interior, text in neat secretarial hand. The second group of notes, 32 pp., are dated 1726. * Two sets of student notes on the Tripartitum. Compiled in 1514 by Istvan Werboczy [c.1465-1541], a Hungarian jurist and statesman, this collection of early customary laws, though never incorporated formally, was regarded as the second pillar of the Hungarian constitution. It was a de facto law-book of Hungary until 1848. According to the doctrine of the Holy Crown, which appeared in the Tripartitum, the king and the legally equal noblemen formulated the "corpse of the Holy Crown," which symbolized the Hungarian state. This manuscript is one such effort, in the early eighteenth century, to coordinate the Tripartitum with Hungary's constitutional statutes.

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WILLKIE, Wendell L..
New York 1943, Simon & Schuster. Stiff wrs., A4 size, very good, 86p., map, essays by this prsidential hopeful. With essays on China, Chiang Kai-Shek, Opening up China's West &c

In 1942, after losing the presidential election to Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940, Willkie traveled around the world in a four engine converted Consolidated bomber named Gulliver. He traveled 31,000 miles and took 49 days for this circumnavigation of the earth and in the course of the travel met with world leaders, pleading the case for international peacekeeping after the war. * In this book Wendell Willkie gives a highly personal account of his meetings with Stalin, Chiang Kai-shek, General Montgomery, General Chennault and other United Nations leaders. He tells of his talks with prime ministers and kings, and with teachers, soldiers, librarians, factory workers, and farmers around the world. He reports a great awakening that is going on among the peoples of the world and his deep conviction that the United Nations must learn to work together now, while they fight, if they hope to live together after the war is over. * Claire L. Chennault, commander of the American Volunteer Group [A.V.G.] aka "FLYING TIGERS." In 1942, Willkie visited Kunming the seat of the home base of Chennault, and Chennault presented a letter to Willkie dated Oct 8, 1942 for hand-delivery to President Roosevelt, outlining just how the Japanese could be defeated in China. * From Wikipedia: Wendell Lewis Willkie [February 18, 1892 -October 8, 1944] was a corporate lawyer in the United States and the Republican Party nominee for the 1940 presidential election, despite having never held a prior elected political office. * Although Willkie in 1940 received more votes than any previous GOP candidate [22.3 million votes], he lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt in an Electoral College landslide: 449 to 82, carrying ten states. * After the election Willkie became one of Roosevelt's most unlikely allies. To the chagrin of many in his party, Willkie called for greater national support for controversial Roosevelt initiatives such as the Lend-Lease Act and embarked on a new campaign against isolationism in America. * On July 23, 1941, he urged unlimited aid to the United Kingdom in its struggle against Nazi Germany. That same year he traveled to Britain and the Middle East as Roosevelt's personal representative, and in 1942 visited the USSR and China in the same capacity. In 1943, Willkie wrote One World, a plea for international peacekeeping after the war. Extremely popular, millions of copies of the book sold. In 1941, Willkie helped to establish Freedom House together with Eleanor Roosevelt. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Claire L. Chennault: WAY OF A FIGHTER. Several Willkie references and a letter to Willkie by Chennault. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH * * * * SHIPPING: WE SHIP WORLD WIDE * * * * * The shipping costs displayed for our books on ZVAB are ONLY AN ESTIMATE !!! * ACTUAL costs are based book weight, destination and value. * We will inform you of shipping costs and options once you select the book. **FOREIGN: We usually ship by registered/insured airmail to customers abroad. **DOMESTIC: We ship to USA customers by UPS/FEDEX or U.S. MAIL, appropriate insurance/registry and signature required will appply. ***** Please inquire if you have any questions regarding shipping or payments .

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WILLKIE, Wendell L..
New York 1943, Simon. Black cloth, very good, end paper maps 206p., b.w. photos, 14 x 21 cm. FIRST EDITION THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

WENDELL WILLKIE: Was the Republican candidate who tired to to be President of the United States in 1940: ... In 1942, after losing the presidential election to Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940, Willkie traveled around the world in a four engine converted Consolidated bomber named Gulliver. He traveled 31,000 miles and took 49 days for this circumnavigation of the earth and in the course of the travel met with world leaders, pleading the case for international peacekeeping after the war. * In this book Wendell Willkie gives a highly personal account of his meetings with Stalin, Chiang Kai-shek, General Montgomery, General Chennault and other United Nations leaders. He tells of his talks with prime ministers and kings, and with teachers, soldiers, librarians, factory workers, and farmers around the world. He reports a great awakening that is going on among the peoples of the world and his deep conviction that the United Nations must learn to work together now, while they fight, if they hope to live together after the war is over. * Willkie met with General Claire L. Chennault, commander of the A.V.G. [American Volunteer Group] aka "FLYING TIGERS." In 1942, Willkie visited Kunming the seat of the home base of Chennault, and Chennault presented a letter to Willkie dated Oct 8, 1942 for hand-delivery to President Roosevelt, outlining just how the Japanese could be defeated in China. * From Wikipedia: Wendell Lewis Willkie [February 18, 1892 -October 8, 1944] was a corporate lawyer in the United States and the Republican Party nominee for the 1940 presidential election, despite having never held a prior elected political office. * Although Willkie in 1940 received more votes than any previous GOP candidate [22.3 million votes], he lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt. * On July 23, 1941, Willkie urged unlimited aid to the United Kingdom in its struggle against Nazi Germany. That same year he traveled to Britain and the Middle East as Roosevelt's personal representative, and in 1942 visited the USSR and China in the same capacity. In 1943, Willkie wrote ONE WORLD [this book] a plea for international peacekeeping after the war. * CHINA-U.S.A. RELATIONS WITH MADAME CHIANG KAI-SHEK According to Gardner Cowles publisher of the Des Moines Register, Willkie's visit to the Republic of China led to a bizarre consequence: Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the hugely ambitious co-ruler and First Lady of China, developed the idea that she could seduce and marry Willkie, use China's wealth to help him become president in 1944, and thus become the most powerful woman in the world. Cowles claimed that the affair was consummated in China, and that on a visit to the U.S. a few months later, she told him "If Wendell could be elected, then he and I would rule the world. I would rule the Orient and Wendell would rule the western world." He pointedly did not dismiss the possibility that Willkie, had he been nominated, might have accepted her highly improbable offer on some level. Extracted from Wikipedia. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Claire L. Chennault: WAY OF A FIGHTER. Several Willkie references and a letter to Willkie by Chennault. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH * * * * SHIPPING: WE SHIP WORLD WIDE * * * * * The shipping costs displayed for our books on ZVAB are ONLY AN ESTIMATE !!! * ACTUAL costs are based book weight, destination and value. * We will inform you of shipping costs and options once you select the book. **FOREIGN: We usually ship by registered/insured airmail to customers abroad. **DOMESTIC: We ship to USA customers by UPS/FEDEX or U.S. MAIL, appropriate insurance/registry and signature required will appply. ***** Please inquire if you have any questions regarding shipping or payments .

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Pagels, Elaine
1988 Weidenfeld and Nicolson
ISBN 0297793268

Cloth Very Good Edition: First English Edition This is a hard cover book with brown cloth covered boards. Gilded titling on spine. Dust jacket is unclipped. Chapter headings include: "The Kingdom of God is At Hand"; Christians against the Roman order; Gnostic improvements on Genesis; The "Paradise of Virginity" regained; The Politics of Paradise; The Nature of Nature. Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed.

[Schlagwörter: CHRISTIANITY GNOSTICS]

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Glad Tidings: For the Kingdom of Heaven Is at Hand ... - Henry Dana Ward
Henry Dana Ward
Nabu Press,Jan 2010
ISBN 9781141830879

NEUBUCH! 246x189x12 mm

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

[Schlagwörter: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / General]

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A UN-Habitat Award. Nairobi to Nanjing. - Hussam Bin Essa Al Khalifa und Howard King:
Hussam Bin Essa Al Khalifa und Howard King:
Bahrain: Private Secretariat Prime Minister's Court, 2009.
174 S., durchgehend illustriert. Fadengehefteter Originalpappband.

Sehr gutes Ex. - At the opening ceremony of the Governing Council Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Executive Director UN-Habitat & Director General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) officially honoured the selection of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa as the winner of the 2006 Special Citation Habitat Scroll of Honour Mr, President, Distinguished Delegates, Fortunately, we know that all these things are doable. It is not Utopia to fight urban poverty and to eradicate slums. Allow me to demonstrate how and where housing poverty and homelessness has been prevailed upon successfully and in a relatively short period of time, within a lifetime because of vision, good governance, political commitment, care and solidarity with the poor. The winner of the prestigious Special Citation Award of the Habitat Scroll of Honor for year 2006 is His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman AI Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain. As his Special Envoy will further elaborate, Shaikh Khalifa has dedicated his life to deliver sustainable development in his country by fighting poverty and working for all his citizens. We at UN-Habitat have admired and identified his leadership and policies as a best practice in good urban governance to be emulated. We have been working in that country for several years under our urban indicators programme and have collected and analysed reliable first-hand information that living conditions for all have been transformed dramatically. Some might hasten to add that the Prime Minister of \ Bahrain has presided over a country rich in oil. But if we look around, we see many other countries where huge oil and other natural resource endowments and revenues have failed and continue to fail to benefit the common citizen. Instead such rich natural resources have become a source of conflict, and ended up displacing rural residents who are now refugees in sprawling urban slums. In many parts of the world, : notably Africa, natural resources have become a curse rather than a blessing. In Bahrain, it is exactly the opposite. Under the able leadership of Shaikh Khalifa who has been at the helm of his country since 1971 as Prime Minister, the incomes from oil have trickled down to the lowest income levels of society, and resulted in a harmonious society. Please join me in a round of applause to congratulate Shaikh Khalifa for his outstanding achievements that have now brought him this prestigious recognition. In conclusion, UN-Habitat will be pleased to work with the Government of Bahrain in popularizing this approach, and inviting others to emulate this good example! One billion fellow human beings are counting on us. This Governing Council has a moral and ethical obligation not to fail them. Ethical issues apart,-sustainable urbanization is also an economic and environmental imperative without which peace, stability and sustainable development cannot be achieved.... (Vorwort)

[Schlagwörter: Fotoband, Habitat Scroll of Honour Award, Saudi Arabien]

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[WICQUEFORT, Abraham de].
The Hague, Adrian Vlack, 1660.
Folio. Contemporary vellum. With engraved coat-of-arms of Charles II on title, engraved headpiece with coat-of-arms, folding portrait of Charles II (337 x 282 mm.), and 6 beautiful large double-page engraved plates (ca. 305-400 x 385-500 mm.) by David (1) and Pierre (3) Philippe and Theodor Matham (1) after J. Toorenvliet (3) and A. van de Venne (2). (4), 124 (=126), (6) pp.

Original and only edition of this fine example of a 'Splendid Ceremony', extensively described and richly depicted, concerning the journey of Charles II of Stuart during the period 25 May till 2 June 1660, from the Dutch city of Breda, where Charles had stayed in exile, to Delft and The Hague, and his setting sail from the port of Scheveningen, to England to regain his Crown, made possible by Lord George Monk. Although the text was originally written in French, the work was simultaneously published in The Hague in French, and in the Dutch and English translations, all editions containing the same finely engraved plates, showing Charles's arrival in Delft and The Hague (on the Vijverberg), his reception in The Hague with a banquet at the Mauritshuis (the later William III sitting next to Charles), two plates of Charles II addressing the Dutch Parliament, one with the members standing, by Theodor Matham, and one with the members seated and Charles's departure from Scheveningen, after a very fine design by the famous artist Adriaan van de Venne. All the plates are in their fresh first states (see: Muller).The author of the text probably was the colourful Abraham van Wicquefort (1598-1682), who after having been the Resident in Paris for the Elector of Brandenburg from 1626 to 1658, was appointed Historian of Holland by his patron the Pensionary Johan de Witt. He also was the Resident in The Hague of the famous art collector and collector of books, the Duke of Brandenburg August of Wolfenbüttel. Abraham van Wicquefort had access to important government papers and securities and this is exactly what the publisher is saying in his preface: that the story is based on the most first-hand and valuable sources and eye-witness accounts.book is concluded by a long laudatory poem on the text by the Dutch poet J. Westerbaen and a shorter poem in praise of George Monk, 'Brittanici Imperii Regisque restaurator' by Jacobus Baselius.
Fine copy of a rare and beautiful work. -(Some minor restorations; new ties to binding; one plate somewhat shorter.
Landwehr, <I>Splendid Ceremonies</I>, 126; Muller, <I>Portr</I>. 2855; Muller, <I>Hist. Pl</I>., 2156; Franken, <I>Van de Venne</I>, p. 85, nrs. 17-18; <I>Haagse drukkers van de 16e tot en met de 19e eeuw</I>, p. 31 (with illustr.); Kossmann, <I>Boekhandel te 's-Gravenhage</I>, p. 442; not in <I>Berlin Kat.</I>

[Schlagwörter: Netherlands; United Kingdom; *LOW COUNTRIES; The Hague; Splendid Ceremonies]

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HORATIUS.
Basel (Basileae), Per Sebastianum Henricpetri, 1580.
Folio. (XXIV)(XXXVI),2280 columns, (12 index, and printer's mark at the end) p. 19th century full calf. 35 cm (Ref: VD16 H 4874; Schweiger 2,398; Dibdin 2,94; Moss 2,12/13; Ebert 10159; Riedel Horatiana 51) (Details: Back with 5 raised bands; gilt short title in second compartment; woodcut printer's mark on title, depicting a rock on which a hand from heaven strikes fire with a hammer. The fire is aroused by a human head (cloud?) blowing from the sky; the second printer's mark on the verso of the last leaf is a simpler version of the image, now with the addition of the name of the printer 'Sebastian Henric Petri'. The 2 letters 'n' in the name are strangely enough cut backwards mirrorwise; woodcut initials; printed in 2 columns; the poems of Horace, printed in a beautifull Roman letter, are surrounded by commentary, printed in italics, thus more or less suggesting the layout of a medieval manuscript) (Condition: The foot of the spines somewhat chafed; front flyleaf gone; title a bit soiled; old name on the title; occasional yellowing paper; occasional some faint and small waterstains; small wormhole in the blank right upper corner of some 80 leaves, not affecting text; the binder erroneously switched leaf Ee1 and Ee6 ) (Note: The works of the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65-8 B.C., have enjoyed a continuous presence in European culture. His memorable phrases made him the most quoted ancient author. Till well into the 20th century he stood central in school curricula. Earlier, in the Middle Ages, he was next to Vergil the most important school author. Horace is transmitted in around 300 medieval manuscripts. The Renaissance saw the beginning of a flood of editions. 'For Neo-latin poetry until modern times, and for all the vernacular literature of Europe from the 16th through the 18th centuries, Horace provided the dominant model both for private lyrics celebrating wine and love and for public lyrics celebrating affairs of state'. Young poets used Horace to learn the trade. 'Horace's elegant rationalism and moral wisdom, and also his disabused and tolerant tone, made his poems favorite reading during the Enlightenment'. (The Classical Tradition, Cambr. Mass., 2010, p. 454/60) This edition of Horace is a kind of Variorum edition. It offers the observations and emendations of 40 Horace scholars, old and new, including the commentaries of the scholiasts Helenius Acron and Porphyrius. It does not break new ground, Lambinus seems not to exist, but it is a real treasure chest for Horatian philology, supplying all what is worth knowing of Horace and his poetry. It is a reissue of the edition of 1555, which was produced by the German classical scholar Georg Fabricius, 1516-1571. 'Seine Ausgaben von Vergil, Horaz und Ovid zeichnen sich nicht nur durch philologische Akribie aus, sondern sind auch wegweisend für die Interpretation'. (NDB 4,734) A remarkable feature of this edition is the space which is attributed to the Ars Poetica. Commentaries, treatises on the AP by Landinus, Luisinus, Grifolus Lucinianensis, Iason & Gabriel de Nores, Parrhasius, Amarbachius & Freigius, fill almost a quarter of the book. It is a pity that Robertello's work on the Ars Poetica was not included. Still this 1580 edition is declared to be indispensable by Dr. Harwood: 'This is the great treasure of learning bestowed on Horace. My learned and worthy friend Dr. Parr, one of the best classical scholars in this kingdom, many years ago informed me of the distinguished merit of this edition. It contains the observations and remarks on Horache, which were made by the great scholars of that illustrious age, the glorious age of the revival of literature, as well as the criticism of all the old commentators on Horace, Acron, Porphyrion &c'. (E. Harwood, 'A view of the various editions of the Greek & Roman classics', 4th ed., London, 1790, p. 221/222) (Provenance: Name on the title of 'R. Alberda'. This must be a 'Reynt Alberda', or a 'Reint' Alberda'. This christian name is the most frequently used name for men in the Alberda family of Northern Dutch gentry, so it is hard to say who this might be. The handwriting seems to be 18th century) (Collation: * - 2*6, a - c6, A - Z6, Aa - Zz6, AA - ZZ6, AAa- ZZz6. AAaa - DDdd6) (Photographs on request)

[Schlagwörter: Altertum Altertumswissenschaft Antike Antiquity Dichtkunst Fabritius Georg Fabricius Geschichte der klassischen Philologie Henricpetri Henricus Petri Horace Horatius Horaz Latin literature Poesie classical philology history of classical scholarship poetry römische Literatur]

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Reflections for Every Day in the Year, on the Works of God in Nature and Providence. From the German of Christopher Christian Sturm. A New Edition in three Volumes. Embellished with Twelve Beautiful Engravings, Emblematical of the Twelve Months. - [3 Bde.]. - - Sturm, Christopher Christian:
Sturm, Christopher Christian:
Bungay: Brightly 1803-1804,
3 Bde., 5 Bll., 338; 4 Bll., 367; 4 Bll., 395 Seiten; 12 zwischengeschaltete Tafeln, zeitgenössische Ldrbde. mit Rückenvergoldung und Titelvergoldung auf roten Schildchen, 17,5 cm. "The study of nature and of nature's God, in the works of creation, and in the sacred scriptures, is the most rational and interesting employment of the human mind", so der Verfasser im Vorwort. Die zwölf Tafeln illustrieren einzelne Reflektionen. Themen sind u.a.: "The blessings granted us in winter", "The several uses of fire", "Winter amusements", "The pleasures of winter", "On the discoveries made by the microscope", "On the fertility which snow gives to the earth", "On the singular state of man when asleep", "The advantages of the climate we inhabit", "Reflections on myself", "On the hurt occasioned by excessive cold", "On the Laplanders", "The wonders of the human voice", "On subterraneous fires and burning mountains", "On comets", "On snow", "On the use of bred", "On our duty in regard to sleep", "On the influence which cold has upon health", "On fogs", "On the tides", "On earthquakes", "The sun does not always appear", "Reflections on ice", "On the spherical form of the earth", "Means to procure fire", "On the use of mountains", "On bad weather", "On the Aurora Borealis", On the extreme smallness of certain bodies", "On the means which contribute to fertility", "On the magnitude and distance of the sun", "On the difference betrween plants and animals", "On the use of vegetables", "On some things which appear useless", "On the nature and properties of air", "On caves in mountains", "On the abuse of animals", "On the curious construction of the ear", "On the blueness of the sky", "On the different soils of the earth", "Rest necessary at night", "On the magnitude of our globe", "The generation of birds", "Prognostics of the weather", "On the utility of the rain", "On the constituent parts of water", "On the chick in the egg", "The industrious bee", "The pleasures of agruculture and gardening", "On the tulip", "The language of animals", "On the attractive power of bodies", "The plurality of worlds", "On Cherries", "On the dew", "On the nightingale", "The electric fire", "The manner which thunder is formed", "On herrings", "On the eclipses of the sun and moon", "On foreign plants", "The silk-worm", "On the rainbow", "A description of the usual phenomenon of a thunder-storm", "On the ants", "Hail", "Mineral waters", "On the ephemeral-fly", "The gravity of bodies", "On sleep", "On the building of beavers", "Various kinds of extraodinary rain", "On sensitive plants", "On the nature and properties of light", "The beauty and variety of butterflies", "On the ant-lion", "On the nature and properties of sounds", "Mysteries of nature", "On the eyes of animals", "On fish", "The motions which belong to the human body and mind", "The influence of the moon on the human body", "Theignis fatuus", "On the mineral kingdom", "Some of the principal exotic plants", "The instinct of the butterfly, relative to the propagation of its species", "Digestion", "On the moral use of the night", "Fruit", "On the organs of taste", "On petrifactions", "On wine", "On the migration of birds", "Navigation", "Beasts of burden", "Law of inertia", "The wants of man", "On presentiment", "Marine aminmals", "Bed", "Variety of winds", "Hunting", "Dreams", "Sommon salt", "The hair of the head", "Lobsters", "Accidential events", "On the discovery of the use of fire", etc... - Einbände deutlich berieben und bestoßen, Rückenvergoldung blass, Im Bereich der Gelenk und Kapital zum Teil gering rissig, Vorsätze mit Namenszug von alter Hand, erste und letzte Seiten gering fleckig, sonst zum Teil minimal randfleckig, sonst und insgesamt gute Exemplare.

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IPPEL, J.W.L.F.
Vierde verbeterde druk. Amsterdam, Schalekamp en Van de Grampel, 1828.
Sm. 8vo. Orig. boards. With 6 (of 7) large folding engraved maps by D. Veelwaard Jr., all nicely coloured by hand. 84 pp.

Bilingual school book in French and Dutch for use in the geography lessons at Dutch and Belgian primary schools, published at the time that The Netherlands and Belgium were still united into one kingdom. The text is printed parallel in two columns in the two languages, and is entirely composed like a cathechism in questions and answers for the children to learn by heart. Saalmink lists the book as first published anonymously in 1817, and as corrected by J.W.L.F. Ippel in the second edition of 1819, and again in the third edition of 1825, all editions published by Schalekamp & Van de Grampel. Present here are a map of the world in two hemispheres, with a size of ca. 40 x 20 cm., and including the routes of the latest voyages. Further a large folding map of The Netherlands is present, especially drawn for the second edition of the book in 1822 (as stated in the preface!) by G. Witlage, and large folding maps of Asia, Africa, North-America, and South-America. All maps were engraved by Daniel Veelwaard the Younger (1796-1868). The last lesson is devoted to questions and answers about Australia, but no map of Australia is called for.
Good copy of a rare school book.- (Spine sl. dam.; sl. traces of use, with the map of The Netherlands rather worn, and torn along folds; clean tear in the map of Africa; map of Europa lacking).
This edition unrecorded; cf. Saalmink p. 567 (arranged under "Elements"; no copy seen of the first ed. of 1817, and listing one copy each of the 2nd and 3rd ed. of 1819 and 1825, both in the University Library Amsterdam).

[Schlagwörter: Dutch; Schoolbooks; *AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & PACIFIC ISLANDS; South America; *AFRICA; America, North; *ASIA; Catechism; French; Geography; Maps & Views; Voyages & Travel]

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READ, R.P.
London, Published & Sold Wholesale & Retail by Burgis & Barefoot at their Drawing and Ornamental Repertory 32 Southampton St., Strand, & also by Laurie & Whittle Fleet Street, Baldwin Craddock & Co. Paternoster Row, Whitrow & Co. Aldgate, Burkitt & Hudson Cheapside, Dickinson New Bond St., Murray Albemarle St., McIntosh Edinburgh, Allen Dublin, and all the Principal Book & Printsellers in the United Kingdom, October, 1815.
Hand-coloured engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, some age toning to map, 'A Descriptive Sketch of Saint Helena' pasted to verso. Dimensions: 457 × 592 mm (18 × 23.75 inches). This is the second state of the map. This state retains the imprint of Burgis and Barfoot, but the map marks two locations for Napoleon's residence: The first at 'The Briars Mr Balcombe'; the second at 'Long wood'; the 'Plantation House' is now labelled 'Plantation House. The Residence of The Governor'; and the hatchuring around the coast has been erased. The map is extremelly attractive with sailing ships, fine depiction of James Fort & Town, and some residences individually are named.

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Porter, G.A. (ed.)
London His majesty's Stationery Office 1833
Bound in brown cloth with a different brown cloth on spine and corners. Some wear to exterior; class number on spine; binding broken at right hand edge of spine, front cover and pages to iv detached. (Page iii/iv is torn, partially missing, and reattached with a paper strip.) Ink stamps, bookplate on front matter. Some minor foxing to first few pages; contents remain otherwise clean and sound throughout. No Dust Jacket hardcover Ex Library

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[Schlagwörter: Reports & Conference Proceedings]

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Papazian, Hratch:
Hildesheim: Gerstenberg 2012.
XL, 154 S. 4° Ln. *neuwertig*.

The present monograph consists of the expanded and updated version of my doctoral dissertation submitted to the University of Chicago in 2005. The original research initiative was aimed at understanding the nature and operations of a prominent economic entity from Egypt's Old Kingdom called the pr ßn . It became evident to me, however, even prior to undertaking the research proper, that the effectiveness of such a study would be diminished substantially had I opted to analyze that particular institution independently, with little or noregard for the larger socio-economic conditions within which it operated. Though mindful of the fact that comprehensiveness in the investigation of a topic as broad as economy remains elusive, this work nonetheless endeavors to examine multiple components of early Egypt in order to offer as complete an economic assessment of the Old Kingdom as the evidence permits. The research has not been restricted to economic matters in their narrowest sense, but accounted for cultural traits, as well as aspects of kingship that had an impact on the economic reality of ancient Egypt.Jac. Janssen has already noted over thirty years ago that the study of the economic history of ancient Egypt is "in its infancy". Much progress has since been achieved in that area, although research into the early phases of the Egyptian economy remains at a deficit when measured against the advances with respect to other periods. Additionally, inquiry into the socio-economic attributes of early Egypt has been severely undermined by the restrictive parameters imposed upon it, particularly in terms of chronology and scope. It may be argued that this approach is conditioned by one of the central problems facing the study of theeconomy and society of the Old Kingdom, namely the presumed paucity of the research material. Though such an estimation may be accurate to a certain extent, an adequate amount of data, some of which have been previously overlooked or deemed irrelevant for socio-economic investigation, remains nonetheless accessible for devising coherent proposals. Furthermore, the proper understanding of several aspects of the Old Kingdom must inevitably take into account periods antedating it, which, over a span of close to half amillennium, have left some textual records that cannot be ignored. Therefore, the artificial chronological boundaries long established between the Early Dynastic and the Old Kingdom have been dismantled for the purposes of the present study. A similar process was adopted for periods beyond the Old Kingdom, as one cannot lose sight of the evidence offered bysources from the Late, Ptolemaic, and Roman eras, which very often supply much needed confirmation for certain proposals, especially when considering the concluding stages in the evolution of a given feature.The importance of positioning the study and the development of various institutions involved in Old Kingdom economy within the greater backdrop of society and culture has occasionally eluded previous scholarship. The consequence has been that the examination of those institutions has been limited to the immediate textual context in which they are attested. Though such a methodology remains indispensable and will be used in the present work, it should not be preferred to the detriment of understanding the nature of thoseestablishments within the overall socio-economic circumstances of the Early Dynastic and the Old Kingdom, because their development mirrored that of other contemporaneous institutions (temples and agricultural domains, for instance), and also that of certain facets of Egyptian social organization and administration. This book is structured along five chapters, with a sixth serving as a recap, each addressing a different aspect of Old Kingdom economy. Individual divisions represent selfcontained units incorporating their own introduction and conclusions, as well as an outline and discussion of the sources and prior scholarship on the topic, with an analytical perspective preferred over a descriptive one. This approach enables a more focusedexamination of the subject at hand and allows a particular section to be consulted either independently, or as part of the totality of the work.More than a few individuals over the years have contributed positively and in a variety of ways to this undertaking, from the inception of the original idea to the development of the successive stages that culminated in the current monograph. I would hereby like to acknowledge my academic colleagues currently or formerly at the University of Chicago, principally Drs. Peter F. Dorman, Gregory Marouard, Nadine Moeller, Janet H. Johnson, W. Raymond Johnson, and Robert K. Ritner, for their friendship and support onmultiple levels. I also wish to thank Dr. Bettina Schmitz, editor of the Hildesheimer Ägyptologische Beiträge, for agreeing to publish my manuscript as part of that series. The ultimate stage of the preparation of this work for publication was completed while I was in residence at the Centre for Canon and Identity Formation (CIF) at the University of Copenhagen. My gratitude extends to Dr. Kim Ryholt, the director of CIF, as well as to allmy colleagues and students in Egyptology in Copenhagen for providing me with a welcoming and dynamic academic environment during my stay. But most of all I could always count on my family's unwavering encouragement with respect to all my choices, and I thank them deeply for enabling me to pursue the paths that I favored. I hope their patience in waiting for this book will be well rewarded.

[Schlagwörter: Archäologie; Geschichte; Ägyptologie]

Sprache: Englisch

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Tableau pittoresque de l'Inde, ou description geographique, statistique, commerciale, morale et politique de l'Indostan. - Buckingham, J. (James) S. (Silk).
Buckingham, J. (James) S. (Silk).
Paris, Librairie Encyclopedique, 1832.
Royal octavo. Pp. 332. Plus finely engraved frontispiece, hand-coloured by contemporary hand, protected by tissue-guard. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary presentation binding of navy blue full morocco, gilt lettering "Universite de France, College Royal de Bourbon" embossed on upper cover within large gilt wreath of two branches, gilt tooled floral frame on each cover, spine gilt decorated and lettered, gilt tooled board edges, marbled endpapers and book block edges, green ribbon marker. Foxed in part, else in fine condition. Handsome copy. ~ First edition. Translated from the original English manuscript by Benjamin Laroche. The second edition was published two years later (Paris, Poulton-de-l'Epee, 1835). James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855). A dedicated traveller and a prolific writer, he wrote, among others, also "Travels In Palestine Through the Countries of Bashan and Gilead" (1921); "Travels Among the Arab Tribes Inhabiting the Countries East of Syria and Palestine" (1925); "Travels in Mesopotamia" (1827); "Travels in Assyria Media and Persia" (1830). - - Provenance: From the private library of Auguste de Blignieres with its bookplate to first paste-down. Auguste Le Barbier de Blignieres was a professor of rhetoric at the College Stanislas in Paris. He wrote many books on language and grammar, and is well known for his book "Essai sur Amyot et les traducteurs francais au XVIe siecle" (Paris, 1851) about Jacques Amyot (1513-1593), the French Renaissance writer and translator. Customized binding for "Universite de France, College Royal de Bourbon".

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CHARDIN, Sir John.
Le Normant, Paris, 1811.
With 85 engravings on 64 sheets (9 folding), including portrait of Chardin, 18 sheets with double-illustrations and 1 sheet with 4, with additional large folding map of Asia with outline coloured by hand by P. Lapie, 1810, engraved by Blondeau, all protected with original tissue guards. Recent half-calf over marbled boards. Attractive, fresh example of the atlas, uncut, from the most desirable edition enhanced with new and larger plates. Printed on thick paper and extra-illustrated with a large hand-coloured map of the whole region. 'Chardin was a Huguenot who was forced to emigrate to England. He was knighted by Charles II and on his death was buried in Westminster Abbey. His first visit to the East was made in 1665, at the age of twenty-two, when he both gratified a love of travelling and carried on his trade as a dealer in jewels. His more important voyage was made in 1671. His route differed from that usually taken by travellers to the East Indies in that he proceeded by way of the Black Sea and the countries bordering thereon' (Cox I p 249-250). 'Chardin set out for Persia for a second time in August 1671, but on this occasion diverted through Smyrna and Constantinople, and took the Black Sea Route to Caucasia, Mingrelia and Georgia, finally arriving at Esfahan in June 1673. In Georgia he heard of a race of warlike women, the Amazons, who had at some time in the recent past invaded a kingdom to the northwest. He remained in Persia for four years, as he says 'chiefly following the court in its removals, but also making some particular journeys.., as well as studying the language.' He apparently knew Esfahan better than Paris, and visited nearly every part of the country. His account of the Persian court and his business transactions with the shah are of considerable interest. In 1677 he proceeded to India, afterwards returning to France by way of the Cape of Good Hope' (Howgego C102); His second and more notable voyage to Persia, is important because it is in the account of this voyage that he describes life in late Safavid Persia' (Ghani p. 71). Includes, among others, lovely views of Tbilisi (Tiflis), Erevan, Ispahan, Persepolis as well as Georgian and Persian costumes, views of lavish palace rooms and the Coronation of Suleyman.

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SCHEERDER, H.
Vierde verbeterde druk. Amst., J.H. den Ouden, 1837.
Sm.8vo. Orig. wrappers. With folding engraved plate on mathematical geography, nicely coloured by hand. (4), 84 pp.

Popular school book on geography, composed in questions and answers in 63 lessons and including physical and mathematical as well as historical geography. Although treating the geography of the world, some special attention is given to the Kingdom of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. The author was a primary school-teacher at Amsterdam.
Good copy.- (Spine loose)
Not found recorded. Cf. Saalmink p. 1719 (lists one copy only of the 2nd ed. of 1822, in the University Library at Amsterdam).

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MONTAGU, George.
London, J. White (printed by J.S. Hollis, Romsey; supplement by S. Woolmer, Exeter), [1803-] 1808[-ca. 1810].
3 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (27.5 x 21.5 cm). 20th-century brown half goatskin morocco, marbled sides, with the original wrappers of heavy plain paper bound in. With 3 engraved title-pages (the first two together with 13 figures showing shells), more than 200 figures in 30 engraved plates, showing shells, all drawn and engraved by Eliza Dorville (ca. 1770-1844), Montagu's mistress. With 20 excellent original ink and watercolour drawings of shells (ca. 1801) bound in, along with 4 slips containing 5 engraved figures showing shells. All engraved shell figures coloured by a contemporary hand. [2], XXXVII, [2], [1 blank], 291, [1 blank]; [1], [1 blank], 293-606, [4]; [2], V, [1 blank], 183, [1] pp.

Rare complete set (two parts plus the supplement) of an extensive and thoroughly illustrated account of British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings of shells with the species noted in neatly written captions, bound in near the relevant descriptions (4 additional slips contain engravings of shells). The artist who made the inserted watercolour drawings is not named, but one of the shells was found by a certain Miss Pocock on the Hayle Sands below Lelant on the northern coast of Cornwall in the summer of 1801. The twenty original watercolours appear to be drawn in a consistent style on matching wove paper, five show a watermark "1797," one is dated 1801 (another mentions that year, as noted above), and three refer to plates in Donovan, presumably Edward Donovan, <I>The Natural History of British Shells</I>, [1799]-1804 (plates 101, 125 & 134). Most are numbered (16 numbers between 1 and 72) and cite page numbers (from 27 to 154). The thirty plates that form an integral part of the present book were drawn and engraved by Eliza Donville (ca. 1770-1844), mistress of the author, Colonel George Montagu (1755-1815), who called her his "friend of science." She had a daughter by her husband in 1792, then separated from him. By the time the first part of the present work appeared in 1803 she had at least one child by Montagu, and by the time his wife died in 1805 she had three (all four children are mentioned in his will). Eliza continued to live with him and illustrate his natural history publications to his death in 1815. The inserted engravings of shells are numbered 71-72 and 74-76 and bear the name Turton, so they may come from William Turton, <I>A Conchological Dictionary of the British Islands</I>, 1819.The engraved title-pages to parts one and two (by Donville and dated 1803: the letterpress title-pages are undated) give the title as "Testacea Britannica or Natural History of British Shells." The engraved title-page for the supplement (engraved by J. Hibbert, Bath) is undated but the letterpress title-page is dated 1808. The letterpress text and the engraved plates are printed on wove paper by several English manufacturers (in the plates Edmeads & Pine, J. Ruse, James Whatman and John Hall). A few of the plates were apparently completed after 1808, for at least in the present copy the Whatman paper of plate 25 includes a watermark date "1810." The heavy plain-paper wrappers bound in with the present copy are watermarked "Rye Mill|1821."
With the 20-century bookplate of Vittorio Arioli. In very good condition, with minor foxing in the book itself and in the inserted watercolour drawings, one of which has a tear repaired, slightly affecting the tip of the shell. An important and well-illustrated work on British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings bound in.
<I>Nissen, ZBI 2875; for Eliza Dorville:</I> <I>J. Crockford, Reports of cases in the law of real property & conveyancing, London, 1848, pp. 440-444.</I>

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Agsteribbe, Frank:
S. 32, Frank Agsteribbe (Gent, 1968) Elegiae (2003) Vorwort Frank Agsteribbe ist ein vielseitiger Musiker, der sich als Cembalist, Dirigent, Komponist und Musiktheoretiker betätigt. Nach seiner Orgelausbildung am Königlichen Flämischen Konservatorium Antwerpen studierte er Cembalo bei Jos Van Immerseel, Gustav Leonhardt, Davitt Moroney und Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini. Er spielt mit herausragenden Barockorchestern (Il Fondamento, Huelgas Ensemble, Anima Eterna, La Petite Bande, Collegium Vocale), gibt Konzerte in europäischen Ländern, Mexico und China und wirkt häufig mit bei Rundfunk- und CD-Aufnahmen. Er ist Mitgründer und ständiger Cembalist des Barockorchesters B'Rock, das sein erstes Konzert im September 2005 gab und seither äusserst erfolgreiche Tourneen in Belgien, Deutschland und Holland absolvierte. Seit einigen Jahren widmet er sich dem Dirigieren, wofür er sich bei David Angus (England), Diego Masson (Paris, Dartington), Lucas Vis (Holland) und Richard Armstrong (Scottish Opera) ausbilden ließ. Bisher dirigierte er schon ein vielgestaltiges Repertoire, das von La Dafne (1608) von Marco da Gagliano über Symphonien von Beethoven und Brahms bis zu Werken von John Cage und Frank Nuyts reicht. Komposition studierte Frank Agsteribbe bei Frederic Rzewski. Seine intensive Beschäftigung mit Alter Musik beeinflusst seinen Stil wesentlich, wie aus Titeln wie Haydn-Variationen (1991), Tallis-Variationen (1992), Susanna (nach Lassus, 1994), Partita per Violoncello solo (2002), Nacht mit BACH (2003) oder Piamozartet (2006) hervorgeht. Über vierzig seiner Kompositionen wurden vom Rundfunk oder auf CD aufgenommen. Seit einigen Jahren wird er auch mehr und mehr außerhalb Belgiens aufgeführt bei wichtigen Konzerten in Brasilien, Berlin (Konzerthaus und Deutsche Oper) und beim Gaudeamus Festival in Amsterdam. Seit 1989 ist Frank Agsteribbe Dozent für Analyse am Königlich Flämischen Konservatorium Antwerpen. Das Orchesterwerk Elegiae schrieb im Auftrag des Flämischen Rundfunkorchesters. Die Uraufführung fand am 1. Oktober 2003 unter der Leitung von Bjarte Engeset statt, danach wurde das Werk noch in verschiedenen Städten Flanderns gespielt. Der Titel Elegiae (Elegien) ist bezeichnend für die Grundidee: Trauergesänge. Hierzu wurde der Komponist angeregt durch einen Besuch der Katakomben in Rom einerseits, ein kleines Stück von Dietrich Buxtehude andererseits, nämlich die Arie Muss der Tod denn nun doch trennen, eine verinnerlichte Elegie. Einige Bruchstücke dieser Arie werden am Ende der Elegiae wörtlich zitiert. Außerdem wird auch eine für Streicher spezifische Schreibweise von Anfang an übernommen, das so genannte Bogenvibrato', in der Barockzeit ein typischer Ausdruck der Wehmut. Elegiae hat drei musikalische Themen: ein Signalthema (das hauptsächlich von den Trompeten gespielt wird), ein Choralthema und eine eher abstrakte' Melodie. Sie wird bei der Eröffnung des Werkes von verschiedenen Holzbläsern ausgeführt, die dieses Thema untereinander durchgeben. Die ganze Komposition ist als eine einzige, mächtige Steigerung aufgefasst. Nach der ohrenbetäubenden Explosion der Emotionen folgt zum Schluss das Buxtehude-Zitat, in sich gekehrt, aber hier und da kommentiert von dem Signalmotiv und einer Reminiszenz an das Choralthema. Frank Agsteribbe / Jan Dewilde (Übersetzung Michael Scheck) Aufführungsmaterial: http://users.telenet.be/frankagsteribbe Diese Partitur wurde herausgegeben in Zusammen-arbeit mit dem Studienzentrum für Flämische Musik (Studiecentrum voor Vlaamse Muziek) (www.svm.be). top of page Frank Agsteribbe (Gent, 1968) Elegiae (2003) Preface Frank Agsteribbe is a talented musician who plays the clarinet, a composer and music theoretician. After his organ studies at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp, he studied harpsichord with Jos Van Immerseel, and he completed his studies with Gustav Leonhardt, Davitt Moroney and Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini. He plays with prominent baroque orchestras (Il Fondamento, Huelgas Ensemble, Anima Eterna, La Petite Bande, Collegium Vocale), performs in different European countries, Mexico and China, and often collaborates in radio and CD recordings. He is the co-founder and harpsichordist of the baroque orchestra B'Rock, which performed for the first time in September 2005 and has enjoyed great success in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany ever since. He has also been concentrating on orchestral conducting for quite some years now. He has studied with David Angus (United Kingdom), Diego Masson (Paris, Dartington), Lucas Vis (the Netherlands) and Richard Armstrong (Scottish Opera) and has since conducted a very diverse repertory, including La Dafne (1608) by Marco da Gagliano, symphonies by Beethoven and Brahms and pieces by John Cage and Frank Nuyts. Agsterribe studied composition with Frederic Rzewski. His direct contact with old music defines his style of composing, which can be deducted from titles such as: Haydn-variaties (Haydn Variations) (1991), Tallis-variations (1992), Susanna (after Lassus; 1994), Partita per violoncello solo (2002), Nacht mit BACH (2003) of Piamozartet (2006). More than forty of his compositions were recorded for radio broadcasts or CD's. These last few years, his work is also being performed outside of Belgium, with important concerts in Brazil, Berlin (Konzerthaus en Deutsche Opera) and at the Gaudeamus Festival in Amsterdam. Since 1989, Agsteribbe has been teaching analysis at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp. He was asked to compose the orchestral work Elegiae, by the Flemish Radio Orchestra; they performed the work for the first time on 1 October 2003, conducted by Bjarte Engeset, and went on to perform it in many different Flemish cities. The title Elegiae alludes to the general starting point of the composition: elegies. The composer was inspired by a visit to the catacombs in Rome on the one hand, and a short piece of music by Dietrich Buxtehude on the other hand by: the aria Muss der Tod denn nun doch trennen, a modest lamentation. A few fragments from this aria are quoted literally at the end of the Elegiae. The specific style of writing for strings (the so-called 'bow vibrato', very typical for the baroque expression of melancholy) has also been adopted from the beginning of the piece. Elegiae has three main themes: a signalling theme (usually played by the trumpets), a choral theme and a more 'abstract' melody (can be heard at the start; several woodwind players are passing on the theme to one another) The work has been composed as one large climax: the deafening outburst of emotions is followed by the quote of Buxtehude: modest, every now and then commented on by the signalling motive and a reminder of the choral theme. Frank Agsteribbe / Jan Dewilde (translation: Marjan Schrooten) For the orchestral material, please go to http://users.telenet.be/frankagsteribbe This score was published in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Flemish Music (Studiecentrum voor Vlaamse Muziek www.svm.be).. top of page Frank Agsteribbe (Gent, 1968) Elegiae (2003) Voorwoord Frank Agsteribbe is een veelzijdig musicus die actief is als klavecinist, dirigent, componist en muziektheoreticus. Na zijn orgelstudies aan het Koninklijk Vlaams Conservatorium van Antwerpen studeerde hij klavecimbel bij Jos Van Immerseel, waarna hij zich verder vervolmaakte bij Gustav Leonhardt, Davitt Moroney en Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini. Hij concerteert met vooraanstaande barokorkesten (Il Fondamento, Huelgas Ensemble, Anima Eterna, La Petite Bande, Collegium Vocale), geeft concerten in verschillende Europese landen, Mexico en China en verleent geregeld zijn medewerking aan radio- en CD-opnames. Hij is mede-oprichter en vast klavecinist van het barokorkest B'Rock, dat in september 2005 zijn eerste concert gaf en sindsdien een opvallend succesrijk parcours heeft afgelegd in Belgie, Nederland en Duitsland. Sinds enkele jaren legt hij zich ook toe op orkestdirectie. Hij ging in de le...

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Stainton, H. T.
London, John van Voorst, 1857, 1859. Two volumes in two. 8vo. xii, 5 ll., 2, 338, XI, 480 pp., 18 ll., numerous woodcuts. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards, blind-tooled spine with five raised, gilt-bordered and stippled bands, red morocco label with gilt title.* An interleaved copy with numerous notes also in the text itself. Somewhere it states: "S. denotes that the insect has been taken at Southgate"; "O. denotes... at Oakley, Tubney or neighbourhood". The findings are dated between 1857 and 1875. One loose sheet inserted (dated 1875). One woodcut has been coloured and 25 original hand-coloured drawings mounted on interleaved sections, especially in volume 2. In the second volume it states: "List of moths sent by me to Francis Walker of Highgate, of Wanstead, named by him". The first volume is inscribed: "with all good wishes from Edith Place, June 1926," in a different handwriting. An interesting rare annotated lepidopterological manual of the United Kingdom. Publication dates given are as on the title pages. According to Horn-Schenkling the work was published in parts from 1856 to 1859. Boards rubbed, front inner hinge broken, otherwise a very good set. Cat. BM(NH) p. 1,999; Hagen II, p. 185; Horn-Schenkling, 21107

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Pratchett, Terry
London, United Kingdom Victor Gollancz Ltd 1995
There are strange goings-on at the Opera House in Ankh-Morpork. A ghost in a white mask is murdering, well, quite a lot of people, and two witches (it really isn't wise to call them "meddling, interfering old baggages"), or perhaps three, take a hand in unravelling the mystery. Fans of the popular Discworld series will be happy to see some old friends again in Maskerade, the 18th novel in the series First Edition No Dust Jacket hardcover Clean Copy

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TIBULLUS, Albius.
Leipzig, Ex officina Dürria for Joannes Gottlob Feindius, 1798.
8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, both sides with gilt lines and floral borders around a gilt centre piece: Minerva sitting under a tree, and holding a book with her left hand and leaning with her right arm on the coat of arms of the city of Haarlem with the motto 'Vicit vim virtus' underneath (=Spoelder, Haarlem, nr. 3); spine gilt in compartments with red morocco title label lettered in gold, incl. the original ties (exactly the same binding as described by Coppens for his nr. 63). With elegant engraved title vignette and engraved vignettes for each of the 4 books. XCII, 222, (2), 343 pp.

Third much enlarged edition of the collected poetical work by Albius Tibullus (ca. 55 BC - ca. 19 BC). Tibullus was a Roman Poet about whom we know little, but who was considered by Quintilian, and later y many others, the best Roman poet. The work is edited by the famous German scholar and philologist Christian Gottlob Heyne (1729-1812), friend of Winckelmann and rector of the University of Göttingen. In 1855 he published the first edition of the poems of Tibullus. For this third edition he has collated 4 extra manuscripts in the library at Wolfenbüttel. The Heyne edition is considered to be one of the best 19th century editions of the Roman poet.Our copy served as a Prize book, presented to Jacob Rendorp a pupil of the Latin School at Haarlem on 22 August 1811. Complete with the extra leaf with the printed 'Ex-praemio': "Ingenuo, modesto ac bonae spei adolescenti (Jacobo Rendorp) ob egregia industriae in studiis specimina ... praemium hoc Litararium decrevere Quatuor-Viri Scholae Harlemo-Batavae constituendae; cum (e tertiae classis ordine inferiore ad superiorem) promoveretur", signed by the rector H. Waardenburg, together with the signatures of A. van den Ende, A.J. Arntzenius, Van Walre and P. de Gravere (for the greater part as the copy described by Coppens as his nr. 64). The centre piece has been in use during the years 1770 till far into the 19th century. In the standard work on, and bibliography of Dutch Prize Books - the phenomenon of prize giving and prize books at the Latin Schools in the Republic of the United Netherlands and the later Kingdom, from ca. 1585-1876 - this stamp is listed as the third used by the Latin School at Haarlem.
Very fine copy; binding in excellent condition.
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