Roger Rea London, 1665
Hand-coloured double-page copperplate engraved map. English text on verso. Dimensions: 38 × 51 cm; Framed dimensions: 47 x 59cm A truly beautiful and outstanding map of Scotland, first produced by the famous English cartographer, John Speed (1542-1629) in 1610-11, in his atlas The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. This later state is flanked by delightful portraits of common folk inserted at the time of the Commonwealth. There is an inset map of the Islands of Orkney in the upper right corner. The map has many decorative features; a pair of royal coats of arms, a Scottish mileage scale, galleons, sea monsters, an ornate compass rose and a scrolled title. The fascinating, historic map provides a wealth of detail, and is of tremendous general interest. This is a rare example, as most examples of the Rea edition printed in 1665 were destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Chubb xxiv; Skelton 11. Artikel-Nr.: 89984.
Strasbourg Council of Europe, 1967
23 x 15,5 cm. 257 P. Original board. Cover and back cover a bit shop-soiled and also a bit blotchy. With two library sticker on the front cover. Library Exemplar. Pages permanent lightly bronzy and sometimes a bit shop-soiled. Inside with the common library notes, marks and stamps. Sometimes with small hand writen notes on the page edges. With smll charts. Adapted from the Introductory Note by the secreteriat: Throughout Europe a considerable number of offenders recive sentence which deprive tem of liberty. Sooner or later most of them are released and return to society. Do they return better or worse, or merely unaffected by the experience which they have had? What is meant by "better or "worse" nd how shall improvement or deteration be assessed? At a time when considerable interest is being shown in making prison systems nd treatment methods more effective it becomes essential to evaluate the measures used by the best scientific means avaliable. 0.500 gr. Original board. Cover and back cover a bit shop-soiled and also a bit blotchy. With two library sticker on the front cover. 0. Artikel-Nr.: 9507CB.
Open University Press, Buckingham, United Kingdom, 1990
Government Reference Library. paperback. Library sticker on the spine, inside of the cover and on the FEP. Stamp on title page, creasingto the cover and rubbing to the ends. Throughout the 1980s, the National Health Service has been the subject of almost continuous re-organization and constant political debate. Its sheer size and complexity, however, baffled most attempts at systematic description and analysis. This is a guide to the way the NHS works. Based on anthropological research behind the scenes in seven district health authorities, it features first-hand accounts of the age old methods of administration and the new attempts at business-style management. It will be of interest not only to health service professionals and academics in social policy, public administration and health studies, but also to anyone interested in our changing national health service. No Dust Jacket. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 037540.
Persia, Turkey and other places, 1930s., 1930
Oblong small folio. 2 albums, the first containing 237 original photographs, the majority snapshots but some larger, mostly captioned by hand, also with a loosely inserted pencil sketch captioned "Our first home Abadan '42. Drawing room with Persian rugs", the second containing 52 original photographs, snapshots or larger, and a further 27 images in paper wallet (some duplicates). Contemp. rexine or papered boards. Fascinating collection of private photos showing the Abadan Oil refinery and life on the site in the 1930s. A series of 120 or so images is devoted to William Catchpole's time on the Abadan oilfields near Basrah and Kuwait. Catchpole became a chemist with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in 1933, and presumably was asked to visit the plant in this capacity. The photographs of this period show scenes on the voyages out (aboard the MV British Pride, an Anglo-Iranian tanker), life in Abadan (including the horse races), and the refinery itself. A group of 16 images show elements of the refinery, including the "cracking plant", "distillation units", and other features. Other photographs show the docks, and several show flares in the desert. The second album is undated and uncaptioned, though examination of one loosened photograph reveals a pencilled note to the verso ("Turkey between Harida Pasha and Ankara"). The photographs in the album show recreational and work-related images, including boating events, a pipeline, and three of an unidentified refinery. - William Marcus Catchpole was a grandson of Nathaniel Catchpole, founder of the brewing company Catchpole & Co. of Suffolk. The family and the business were based at Whitton, and some of the images from the first album show scenes and people at home. William Catchpole attended Radley College, and further images show the college and rowers on the river; some 100 images in the first album relate to the family's life in the UK. Artikel-Nr.: 45407.
London, W. Heinemann; New York, Scribner, 1903
Hardback. 1st Edition. Modern Boards. [xii], 323 pages ; 18 cm. A very clean copy of Evans-Gordons’ widely influential and highly controversial book. "Major Sir William Eden Evans Gordon (1857 – 1913) , was a British MP who previously served as a military diplomat in India After leaving the Army, Evans Gordon returned to Britain and in 1900 was elected as Conservative Party MP for Stepney on an anti-alien platform. As a result of the pogroms in Eastern Europe, an increasing number of Jews were arriving in Britain either to stay, or en route for America. Evans Gordon, as a 'restrictionist', was heavily and actively involved in the passing of the Aliens Act 1905, which sought to limit the number of people allowed to enter Britain Over a two-month period Evans-Gordon travelled extensively in Eastern Europe, finding out at first hand about the highly restrictive conditions imposed on Jews in the Pale of Settlement and in Rumania. His book (with map) about his fact-finding mission, ‘The Alien Immigrant’ (1903) is an even-handed account of his research The book was used in the evidence that he presented to the Aliens Commission in its inquiries. This eventually resulted in the Aliens Act 1905 which placed restrictions on Eastern European immigration, although discussion of the Bill in Parliament provoked considerable opposition. " (Wikipedia, 2016) Includes map and numerous illustrations from authors photographs of Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement and Eastern Europe including Pinsk, Cracow, Grodno, Dvinsk, Libau, Lodz and St Petersburg. SUBJECT(S) : Jews. Emigration and immigration. Paper browning and a few pages have small chips but overall in about very good condition. (AMR-48-6). Artikel-Nr.: 37361.
Hodder And Stoughton Ltd. Apr 2014, 2014
215x136x35 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - The Mighty Shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the Ununited Kingdoms. Clearly, he didn't solve the Dragon Problem, and must hand over his fee: eighteen dray-weights of gold. But the Mighty Shandar doesn't do refunds, and vows to eliminate the dragons once and for all - unless sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekicks from the Kazam house of enchantment can bring him the legendary jewel, The Eye of Zoltar. The only thing that stands in their way is a perilous journey with a 50% Fatality Index - through the Cambrian Empire to the Leviathan Graveyard, at the top of the deadly Cadir Idris mountain. It's a quest like never before, and Jennifer soon finds herself fighting not just for her life, but for everything she knows and loves . . . 401 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781444707281.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988
Cloth. 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. First English Edition. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 029407.
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. Artikel-Nr.: 61066.
London: Smith Elder & Co, 1824
Hand-coloured aquatint, 'drawn on the spot by I. Clark'. Image size (including text): 14 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. An historically important topographical view of Glasgow in Scotland, from John Clark's 'Views in Scotland'. There is some debate as to who executed this stunning print. There is no reference which identifies the author of this view, but there is some indication that it is the work of the celebrated painter John Heaviside Clark (1770-1863). Born in Scotland, Clark exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1832. He was primarily a landscape and marine painter, but he also produced a number of fine aquatints, which exhibit his exceptional talents as an engraver. Known as "Waterloo Clark" for his early sketches of the battle of Waterloo, he was a painter of some repute across the British Isles, and his beautiful views remain some of the most attractive images of the English countryside. A contemporary gazetteer notes that the city was 'the manufacturing and commercial metropolis of Scotland, and the third city of the United Kingdom in point of population, and perhaps of wealth also.' (Fullarton [publisher's] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, III, p.615). According to the same source the population in 1821 was 147,043, the present view taken at about that time shows a city that is increasingly industrialised: factory chimneys are beginning to cast a pall of smoke over the city, but it has not yet come to completely overrun the landscape in which it is set. The population was to more than double in the next 20 years with the census of 1851 recording a population of 346,984. Cf. Abbey Scenery 489; cf. Prideaux p.331; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol 3, p. 676. Artikel-Nr.: 77359.
London T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808
First edition. 5 volumes, 4to., a few spots otherwise very good, contemporary half russia, marbled boards, gilt panelled spines in five compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, numbered in fourth, others richly gilt, light wear, an excellent set. "In 1784 he [Mitford] published the first volume of his principal work, the History of Greece. This was on an unprecedentedly large scale. Previous treatments (the Grecian histories of Temple Stanyan and Oliver Goldsmith) had been moralistic compilations. Mitford's first volume covered events from early times to the end of the Persian wars (479 BC). The outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 had a great impact on Mitford. The second volume of his History, which appeared in 1790, took the story of events in Greece down to 404 BC and gave ample scope for an analogy between the radical democrats of fifth-century Athens and the revolutionaries in France. In 1797 he published the third volume of his History, covering the period from the oligarchic coup of the Thirty Tyrants in Athens at the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC to the peace of Antalcidas (between Sparta and Persia) in 386. This volume covers the rise of Mitford's hero, Philip of Macedon; but it is prefaced by a résumé of the late fifth century, in order to re-emphasize what is repeatedly called 'a tyranny in the hands of the people' at Athens. Such was now the climate of opinion in England that, whereas in 1790 Mitford had incurred liberal criticism, his more extreme comments in 1797 won wide acclaim. In 1808 appeared the fourth volume of the History, covering events from 386 to the battle of Chaeronea in 338 (when Philip established his supremacy in Greece). The fifth and final volume of his History was published in 1818, ending with the death of Alexander the Great in 322 BC. In the fourth and fifth volumes he praised the monarchy of Macedon, as in the first he had praised the kingdoms of early Greece: in both he saw (with some straining of the evidence) parallels to the balanced constitution of Britain in his own day." (precis from ODNB). Artikel-Nr.: 90363.
St. Martin's Press Macmillan US Okt 2015, 2015
203x129x11 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - 'Critically acclaimed author Kai Ashante Wilson makes his commercial debut with this striking, wondrous tale of gods and mortals, magic and steel, and life and death that will reshape how you look at sword and sorcery.' Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight. The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive.The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive. 224 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780765385246.
Ballantine Random House US Okt 2011, 2011
178x108x38 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son Regal. As is Fitz-or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plundered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost to his mad quest-perhaps to death. Only Verity's return-or the heir his princess carries-can save the Six Duchies. But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him-currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin's Quest 'Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.' -George R. R. Martin 'An enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.' - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 'Superbly written, wholly satisfying, unforgettable: better than any fantasy trilogy in print-including mine!' -Melanie Rawn 768 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780553565690.
His majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1833
Ex Library. hardcover. 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. Acceptable. Artikel-Nr.: 217210.
CitroExpert 1998, 1998
Hardcover, with dustjacket, 211pp., 26.5x23cm., oblong, ills. in col. and b/w., new. ISBN 9076537011. Today, over twenty five years since manufacturing ceased there, the story of Citro'n's factory at Slough ( in its hey-day one of the largest car assembly plants in the United Kingdom ) is little appreciated by Citro'n enthusiasts in both Britain, France and the Netherlands alike - and virtually unknown by the wider motorbook readership around the world. This carefully researched and lavishly illustrated book, the first officially approved and sponsored account of Citro'n's right-hand-drive vehicles, should set the record straight! In examining the first seventy five years of Automobiles Citro'n's presence in Great Britain, Citro'n from A to X reviews the history of Citro'n Cars Ltd and Citro'n UK Ltd at Slough, recalling the vehicles built at the Slough Works between 1926 and 1966 and all those subsequently imported from France from 1966 onwards until the present day. For the benefit of readers unfamiliar with the marque, it begins with a short account of the founding of the Citro'n firm in France and discusses the earliest imports of Citro'n vehicles into the UK by the first concessionaires, Gaston Ltd. It then goes on to examine the complete span of activities that took place at the Slough factory between its opening in February 1926 and its closure in February 1966 - exactly forty years to the day - during which time it assembled vehicles to supply Citro'n's export markets throughout the entire British Commonwealth as well as the home market in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Finally, it records the Citro'n models imported into the UK from Citro'n's contintental factories between 1966 and 1998, and gives a full account of the activities of Citro'n UK Ltd up to the present day. Pre-war, post-war and even wartime vehicle production is fully illustrated by over 200 archive pictures ( many previously unpublished ) together with contemporary advertising and publicity material, and also by a new series of full-colour pictures showing some of the very best surviving historic cars photographed by the leading motoring photographer Neill Bruce. The complete span of right-hand-drive vehicles featured and illustrated includes, amongst others, the conventional pre-war rear-wheel-drive models, the Light Fifteen and Six Cylinder Traction Avant, the 2CV and the Bijou, the DS and ID models and the Citro'n Maserati SM, the GS & GSA and the CX, together with the full range of Citro'n's recent and contemporary products. 0 g. Artikel-Nr.: 46359.
Well-Annotated 1599 Edition of Fortescue's De Laudibus Fortescue, Sir John [1394?-1476?]. Mulcaster, Robert [16th. c.], Translator. A Learned Commendation of the Politique Lawes of England: Wherein, By Moste Pitthy Reasons and Evident Demonstrations, They are Plainely Proved Farre to Excell, As well the Civil Lawes of the Empire, As Also All Other Lawes of the World, With a Large Discourse of the Difference Betwene the Two Governements of Kingdomes, Whereof the One is Onely Regall, And the Other Consisteth of Regall and Politique Administration Conjoyned. Written in Latine by the Learned and Right Honorable Master Fortescue Knight, Lord Chauncellor of England, In the Time of King Henie the Sixt. And Translated into English by Robert Mulcaster. London: Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, 1599. [i], 132,  ff. Collates complete. English and Latin in parallel columns. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning to text, light soiling to title page, inkstains to margins of a few leaves. Early owner signature, of J or I Ley, dated 1755, to head of title page, underlining and brief annotations throughout text, some affected slightly by trimming. An appealing copy. * Third edition with an English text. De Laudibus Legum Angliae, a history of English law, was written for the instruction of Edward, the young Prince of Wales. Cast in dialogue form, it demonstrates that the common law was the oldest and most reasonable legal system in Europe. It also compares the common and Roman systems and extols the superiority of a constitutionally limited monarch to an absolute monarch. De Laudibus was written around 1470 and first published (in Latin) in 1537. "Fortescue was a favorite among the old lawyers, and will be read with profit in modern times by those who are interested in the origin and progress of the Common Law" (Marvin). This was the first work to examine trial by jury and the Inns of Court at length. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 321. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T359. English Short-Title Catalogue S102543. London, 1599. Well annotated in an early hand. Artikel-Nr.: 63024.
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 1986
15 x 23 cm. Hardcover. The New History of the Marathas treats in detail the events of two centuries and a half from AD 1600, i.e. the rise of the Marathas as a political power, the apogee of their fortunes in 1761, their misfortune after Panipat, the weakening of the Peshwa`s authority, rise of splinter Maratha principalities, conflict with the British and their eclipse. The first volume discusses at length the careers of Shahji Bhosle, Shivaji, Sambhaji, short set back and revival under Raja Ram. The second volume takes up the rise of Peshwa, stupor after the Third Battle of Panipat, their attempts and failure to recapture their lost power and prestige. The third volume examines the relationship of the Maratha Central Authority with the Mughals, Maratha splinter kingdoms and the British in northern India on the one hand and the Nizam, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore and the British in South India on the other. The author treats his theme with rare objectivity and warmth. He has relied on the Mughal, Maratha and British source material. This is the first authoritative book in English language on the history of the Marathas. A great work of a great historian and indispensable for those interested in Maratha history and India`s struggle for freedom. Printed Pages: 388. 2nd edition. AsNew. Artikel-Nr.: 59251.
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 1986
15 x 23 cm. Hardcover. The New History of the Marathas treats in detail the events of two centuries and a half from AD 1600, i.e. the rise of the Marathas as a political power, the apogee of their fortunes in 1761, their misfortune after Panipat, the weakening of the Peshwa`s authority, rise of splinter Maratha principalities, conflict with the British and their eclipse. The first volume discusses at length the careers of Shahji Bhosle, Shivaji, Sambhaji, short set back and revival under Raja Ram. The second volume takes up the rise of Peshwa, stupor after the Third Battle of Panipat, their attempts and failure to recapture their lost power and prestige. The third volume examines the relationship of the Maratha Central Authority with the Mughals, Maratha splinter kingdoms and the British in northern India on the one hand and the Nizam, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore and the British in South India on the other. The author treats his theme with rare objectivity and warmth. He has relied on the Mughal, Maratha and British source material. This is the first authoritative book in English language on the history of the Marathas. A great work of a great historian and indispensable for those interested in Maratha history and India`s struggle for freedom. Printed Pages: 566. 2nd edition. AsNew. Artikel-Nr.: 59255.
Published by John Cary, London, 1791
, title page, advertisement , contents , complete with 43 county maps with hand-coloured borders, including folding map of Yorkshire, list of market and borough towns and days held , publisher's catalogue at rear  First Edition , a small bit of worming confined to the margins, maps nice and clean, map of Yorkshire with some small tears at folds, book in good condition , half calf and marbled paper , 17 x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 65615.
Published by John Cary, London, 1791
, title page, advertisement , contents , complete with 43 county maps with hand-coloured borders, including folding map of Yorkshire, list of market and borough towns and days held , publisher's catalogue at rear  First Edition , book has been rebound, maps nice and clean with pages tanned, map of Yorkshire with some small tears at folds, book in good condition , full calf, blindstamped panelling with gilt cornerpieces front and rear, gilt titles on spine , 17 x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 65634.
Peter Lang Nov 2000, 2000
236x156x25 mm. Buch. Neuware - The Kingdom of David has been the focus of disagreement among biblical interpreters practically since the ascension of Christ. Since Christ was enthroned at the right hand of God the Father when he ascended, many believe he began ruling from that throne at that time. But is this kingdom over which he rules the Davidic Kingdom Reformed scholars say yes; dispensational scholars say no. A new breed of dispensational scholars says yes and no. These 'Progressive Dispensationalists' say Jesus has inaugurated the Kingdom of David but will return to the earth to consummate this kingdom with a millennial reign from Jerusalem. Are they right This book uses Psalm 110 in the Old and New Testaments to find an answer. 342 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780820445748.
Two Rare English Items that Address Abolition and the Expansion of Public Education [Alexander, William (1768-1841)]. The Powers of Britain. Respectfully Addressed to the Legislature and the People of the United Kingdom. York: Printed for the Author, 1813. 30 pp. [Bound with] Brougham, Henry [1778-1868]. Report of the Proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the Leeds' Mechanics' Institution, On the 20th September, 1830: Including the Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq. M.P. Corrected by Himself. [Leeds, 1830]. 16 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent marbled wrappers, printed paper title panel to front, extra engraved portraits of Lord Hood and Lord Brougham inserted, unrelated clippings from newspaper pasted to verso of half-title, to title pages, one covering bibliographical data of the Report, portrait of Brougham and foot of p. 16 of the Report. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places. Brief annotations in early hand to title page of Report and a few other places, interior otherwise clean. * Only editions located. The Powers of Britain is a poem extolling the triumphs of the Royal Navy. Among other topics, it celebrates its actions against the slave trade. The Report, apparently the fifth based on the annotation in our copy, features a speech by Lord Brougham supporting the expansion of public schools and other forms of educational support for skilled workers. OCLC locates 16 copies of Powers worldwide, no copies of the Report. Artikel-Nr.: 64600.
First edition. 8vo (12.3 x 18.5 cm.), iv, 239 pp., iii; original colour printed paper wrappers, rubbed and worn, edges rubbed with occasional marginal tears. This is copy Number 50 out of a first limited edition of 50 on 'Papier Verge'. A hilarious example of Jewish humour illustrated by the renowned artist Arthur Szyk. Contains numerous black and white caricatures. The book contains a collection of humorous Jewish stories and jokes in French, with a preface by M. Anatole de Monzie, France's Minister of Education and Fine Arts at the time. Szyk (1894-1951) was a graphic artist, book illustrator, stage designer and caricaturist. He was born into a Jewish family in Lodz, in the part of Poland which was under Russian rule in the 19th century. He always regarded himself both as a Pole and a Jew. From 1921, he lived and created his works mainly in France and Poland, and in 1937 he moved to the United Kingdom. In 1940, he settled permanently in the United States, where he was granted American citizenship in 1948. Szyk is best known for his political drawings, namely of Hitler during his rise to power, as well as for his 'Haggadah'. It was published in London in 1940 and the artist dedicated i t to King George VI. The work was widely acclaimed by critics; according to The Times, it was 'Worthy to be placed among the most beautiful of books that the hand of man has ever produced.' Artikel-Nr.: 89210.
London, Bulmer, 1803
Octavo. Pp. xxiv, 288, (1) publisher's catalogue. Plus 3 folding engraved plates with contemporary hand-colouration. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. In poor condition. Binding bit worn in places but complete and presentable, interior stained at blank lower corner, affecting margins of plates, one plate bit frayed at outer margin. ~ Sixth edition, improved and corrected. Last, best edition, the largest in volume and the scarcest. Alas, a sad copy of a lovely book and priced accordingly. Artikel-Nr.: 9367.
Auguste Bry, Paris 1861, 1861
33 x 24 cm (sheet size) Lithograph with full hand colour. La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer;) is a ballet, originally staged in four acts and seven tableaux by French choreographer Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus. La Bayadère was first performed by the Imperial Ballet at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg. A scene from the ballet, known as The Kingdom of the Shades, is one of the most celebrated excerpts in all of classical ballet. Artikel-Nr.: 28486.
London : Faber and Faber, 2012
Originalbroschur. XI, 721 S. Ein gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - The 1950s: Lord Buckley in Concert -- Songs by Tom Lehrer -- The 1960s: The Godlike Genius of Blue Cheer -- The Godlike Genius of Parson Sound -- Henry Flynt and the Insurrections: I Don't Wanna -- Le Stelle di Mario Schifano: Dedicato -- Kim Fowley: Outrageous -- Randy Holden: Population II -- Early Soft Machine (1966-1968) -- Nico: The Marble Index -- Various Artists: High Vikings -- The 1970s: Alice Cooper: Don't Blow Your Mind -- Chrome: Chromeology -- Alrune Rod: Hej Du -- Culpeper's Orchard -- A.R. & Machines: Echo -- Miles Davis: On the One -- Battiato: Fetus -- Electric: Eels: God Says Fuck You -- Be-Bop Deluxe: Axe Victim -- Friction: '79 Live -- Black Sabbath: Behind the Wall of Spock -- German Oak -- Grand Funk Railroad: Live Album -- Blue Oyster Cult: In Your Dreams or In My Hole -- Hairy Chapter: Can't Get Through -- James Brown: The Payback -- Highway Robbery: For Love or Money -- Magma: Kö'hntarkösz -- Montrose -- Billy Miller: Three Visionary Songs -- Mirrors -- New Gods: Aardvark Thru Zymurgy -- Pentagram: First Daze Here -- Rocket from the Tombs: The World's Only Dumb-Metal, Mind-Death Rock'n'roll Band -- Sand: Golem -- The Illustrated Armand Schaubroeck -- Simply Saucer: Cyborgs Revisited -- Sir Lord Baltimore: Kingdom Come -- John Peel Presents Tractor -- The 1980s: Electric Manchakou -- Factrix: Scheintot -- Melvins: Lysol -- Van Halen: Atomic Punks -- The 1990s: The Badgeman: Ritual Landscape -- Monoshock: Walk to the Fire -- Psychick TV: Kondole -- Sleep: Dopesmoker -- Temple of Bon Matin -- Thrones: Sperm Whale -- Tight Bro's from Way Back When: Runnin' Thru My Bones -- Universal Panzies: Transcendental-Floss -- VONLMO: Red Resistor -- The 2000s: Pentagram: Sub-Basement -- Matt Baldwin: Paths of Ignition -- Boredoms: Vision Creation Newsun -- Comets on Fire: Field Recordings from the Sun -- Crow Tongue: Ghost Eye Seeker -- Death Comes Along -- Gunslingers: No More Invention -- Haare: The Temple -- Harvey Milk: Special Wishes -- The Heads: At Last -- Khanate -- Jex Thoth -- Liquorball: Evolutionary Squalor -- Nathaniel Mayer: Why Don't You Give It to Me? -- The New Lou Reeds: Ohio Is Out of Business -- Om: Variations on a Theme -- Orthodox: Gran Poder -- Ramesses: The Tomb -- Residual Echoes -- Riharc Smiles: The Last Green Days of Summer -- Sacrificial Totem: Hurqalya -- Solar Fire Trio -- Sunburned Hand of the Man: Jaybird -- Vibracathedral Orchestra: Dabbling with Gravity and Who You Are -- Vincent Black Shadow -- Detroitrocksampler -- Hardrocksampler -- Glamrocksampler -- Danskrocksampler -- Postpunksampler -- Postpunksampler 2 -- Appendix: Unsung Albums of the Month. ISBN 9780571270347 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Gut. Artikel-Nr.: 1059794.
The Best English Law Dictionary of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries Cowell, John [1554-1611]. The Interpreter: Or Booke Containing the Signification of Words: Wherein is Set Foorth the True Meaning of All, Or the Most Part of Such Words and Termes, as are Mentioned in the Lawe Writers, or Statutes of This Victorious and Renowned Kingdome, Requiring Any Exposition or Interpretation. A Worke not Onely Profitable, but Necessary for Such as Desire Throughly to be Instructed in the Knowledge of Our Lawes, Statutes, and Other Antiquities. London: Printed for William Sheares, 1637.  pp. Text in parallel columns within black-ruled borders. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, hinges mended, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few negligible scuffs to boards, corners bumped. Woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, light staining to a few leaves. Early owner annotation to head of title page in small hand, another annotation in miniscule later hand to foot of another leaf, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Second edition, one of two issues from 1637. The Interpreter is considered to be the best law dictionary until Jacob's and it is still used by scholars of early English legal documents. Its publication provoked controversy. At a time when Parliament and crown were vying for power, the Commons disapproved of Cowell's royalist sympathies, which were evident in such definitions as "King," "Parliament," "Prerogative," "Recoveries" and "Subsidies." When a joint committee of Lords and Councilors reviewed the work, the ensuing controversy nearly halted the affairs of government. What is more, it contained a quotation that criticized Littleton's scholarship, which angered Sir Edward Coke. James I intervened in fear that his own fiscal interests would not be approved by Parliament. Encouraged by Coke, the king imprisoned Cowell, suppressed the book and ordered all copies burned by a public hangman on March 10, 1610. The present edition contains several changes that were made posthumously to placate the dictionary's enemies. Despite its stormy reception, The Interpreter remains a useful gloss to Coke's Littleton and other early le. Artikel-Nr.: 63772.
New York, Charles Scribner`s Sons, 1940
Original cloth, xviii, 393 pp., 181 b/w ills., 3 col. plates, 3 beautiful coloured maps, very good condition. Wonderfully illustrated book on the travels of a rich American, mostly undertaken with his wife and mostly made in Tibet. Cutting was one of the very few Americans with official invitation to visit Lhasa, but also Kathmandu (where he stayed with the ambassador Eric Bailey), at that time perhaps even more difficult. But he even could visit Russian Turkestan, the Nagas in Assam (still difficult today) or the Nakhi in Southeastern Tibet, as well as the Tibetan Kingdom Muli - amazing and a very good read. Heavy book. First edition. Presendation copy "To Roy from Suydam" in other hand noted that it is actually Roy Chapman Andrews copy. Also with the bookplate and ownership inscription of noted collector Richard Tevier Daniel. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1300. Sehr gut. Artikel-Nr.: 16649.
Privately Printed, London, 1991
Elephant folio. Original black cloth-backed colored paper boards by Vogt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), 10 ff. (5 full-page etchings of poems by Ratushinskaya in Russian followed by their English translations), 128, [i] (note on commission and first performance), 1f. (composer's note on the poetry), [i] (orchestration), [ii] (biographies of Ratushinskaya, Vogt, and Elias), [i] (blank), 1f. (acknowledgements and limitation statement) pp. + 5 ff. etched poems by Vogt. Music in facsimile of the composer's autograph. Printed on handmade paper. In original full black cloth slipcase. With the autograph signatures in pencil of Elias, Ratushinskaya, and Vogt to lower margin of limitation statement. Boards very slightly worn and warped. Occasional light soiling to blank upper margins. An exceptionally good copy overall. Limited to 35 numbered copies and 7 proof copies, this number 25. Very rare (2 copies only, one in The British Library and the other at The Royal Academy of Music, ex libris Yehudi Menuhin).The Five Songs were commissioned by the BBC for the 1988-89 Winter Season and first performed at the Royal Festival Hall on April 23, 1989 by Elizabeth Laurence and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lothar Zagrosek. The songs " show [Elias] in command of a technique able to clothe words in emotionally descriptive music that places the work alongside the great orchestral song cycles of the past." Susan Bradshaw in Grove Music Online.Elias was educated at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Searle, Bernhard Stevens, and privately with Elisabeth Lutyens. For a time he earned his living as a statistician in New York and London. In 1979 he resumed a full-time career as a composer and freelance teacher.The artist, Andres Vogt, was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1945. His artwork is held in collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Israel. For her incendiary poems and political activism, Ratushinskaya was arrested by the KGB and sentenced to seven years' hard labor in 1983. In 1986, on the eve of the Reykjavik summit between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachov, she was released. The poems in this collection were written between 1978 and 1982. Artikel-Nr.: 26708.
Prior to 1707, Scotland was a separate nation from England, even though the two kingdoms were ruled by the same monarch. While England had a burgeoning global empire, Scotland had no colonies and was eager to enter the realm of global imperialism and trade. From 1698 to 1700 she endeavored to set up her own colony of ‘New Caledonia’ on a remote section of the Caribbean cast of Panama known as the Isthmus of Darien. The present map sheet features two attractive and fascinating maps depicting and contextualizing the so-called ‘Darien Scheme’. The upper map, A Draft of the Golden & Adjacent Islands, focuses closely in on the main Scots base of ‘New Edinburg’ and the adjacent area. The lower map depicts the greater region, extending from Nicaragua, in the northwest, over the Colombia, in the southeast. It shows that, in theory, New Caledonia occupied a strategic location that could potentially become a great entrepôt of trade between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Historical Context During the mid-1690s, Scotland was in an ebullient mood. It’s economy was buzzing and it finances seemed to be on a stable and progressive footing upon the establishment of the Bank of Scotland in 1695. Yet, the Scots were envious of the vast wealth flowing into London from England’s overseas colonial ventures, most notably the West Indies sugar trade and the profits yielded by the English East India Company (EIC). As many Scots had served and thrived in English colonial service, Scotland felt confident that it had both the financial and human resources to find its own place in the sun. In 1695, the Scottish parliament ratified the ‘Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies’ to manage Scotland’s overseas ventures. The Company had credibility as it was led by William Patterson, the founder of the Bank of Scotland, who was universally regarded as a ‘safe pair of hands’. The Company’s prospects sparked almost obsessive euphoria amongst the country’s elite, as merchants and nobleman flocked to buy shares. Within a short time, the Company had soaked up at least 25% of Scotland’s liquid capital! The Scottish Company’s main strike was the ‘Darien Scheme,’ a design to establish New Caledonia at the Isthmus of Darien. This was a daring plan, as it involved setting up a Protestant colony amidst a region that had long been claimed and dominated by Spain. Indeed, while Spain had long developed Central Panama and much of the Caribbean coast of New Granada (Colombia), the Darien had been a blank spot that she had generally avoided. As the Scots would soon find out, this was for good reason. In 1698, the Scottish company established New Edinburgh at this site noted on the map, and over the next year 3,000 colonists arrived. Almost immediately the dream became as a nightmare. The Darien was a hellish place full of mosquitos, malaria, yellow fever, torrential rain, and unwelcoming natives. In 1699, the Spaniards attacked and sacked the colony. The Scots abandoned the endeavour in 1700, with only 10% of the colonists surviving to make it home. The spectacular failure of New Caledonia was not only a national humiliation, but a financial catastrophe that plunged Scotland into a deep recession. Many prominent investors were brought to bankruptcy and Scotland’s heavily-leveraged government was unable to pay its debts. England opportunistically offered to pay off Scotland’s debt and to stabilize its economy in return for Scotland agreeing to give up it independence. Scotland accepted the deal and the Act of Union was signed in 1707, forming the United Kingdom. From that day onwards, Scots would play a disproportionately large role in overseas colonial ventures, however, it would be under the Union Jack, as opposed to the Solitaire. The present map is the second edition of the map, having been published by John Senex within his New General Atlas (London, 1721). The first edition was issued in 1699 by William Hacke and Robert Morden and is identical to the present. Artikel-Nr.: 63203.
Printed for Henry Rhodes near Bride-Lane in Fleetstreet; Luke Meredith at the Star in St. Paul's Church-Yard; John Harris at the Harrow in the Poultry, London, 1694
Buch. Leder. 437 nicht nummerierte Blätter (5 Bll., 863 nicht nummerierte Seiten), goldgeprägter Ganzlederband der Zeit, Titelvergoldung auf rotem Lederrückenschildchen, 37 x 22,5 cm. Band 1 und 2 (in einem Band) des Universallexikons, das auf Louis Moreris Grand Dictionnaire Historique fußt - aktualisiert u.a. durch Edmund Bohun. - Der Band enthält das Titelblatt, den Widmungstitel (der die Verdienste der vier Verleger hervorhebt), das Subsribentenverzeichnis und den lexikalischen Teil von A bis Z. - Eingehend anhand des über EEBO digitalisierten Exemplars der University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign Campus) digitalisierten Exemplars kollationiert und vollständig (allerdings - wie das Illinois-Exemplar ohne separates Titelblatt für den zweiten Teil). Der Band besteht aus 437 Blättern (Titelblatt, Widmungstitel, 3 Bll. Subskribentenverzeichnis, 863 nicht paginierte Seiten). Bei der auch über EEBO kolportierten Seitenzahl "ca. 1205 p." scheint es sich schlicht um einen Mythos zu handeln, der die geringe Neigung von Bibliothekaren reflektiert, ein sehr dickes Buch ohne Paginierung eingehend zu kollationieren; sie erklärt sich zwanglos aus den Seitenzahlen späterer Auflagen. - Deutlich berieben und bestoßen, der Rücken an Kopf und Fuß deutlich eingerissen und mit kleineren Abplatzungen. Insgesamt etwas fleckig oder randfleckig, teils etwas wasserrandig. Das erste (leere) Blatt mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand (unleserlich). Einige wenige Seiten mit Kindergraffiti (Buntstift). Sonst ordentliches Exemplar von guter Substanz. --- Volume 1 and 2 in one volume. Contains the titel page, dedication title, list of subscribers and the dictionary entries from A to Z. The copy was compared in detail with the EEBO-digitialized copy of the University of Illinois and is complete (alas lacking the separate title page for the second volume - just as the Illinois copy). - The volume consists of 437 unnumbered leafs (5 leafs and 863 unpaginated pages)The alleged collation "ca. 1205 p." is a myth explained by the lazyness of bibliographers when it comes to page-counting unpaginated folios. It also reflects the larger page count of later editions. - Some wear to the boards; the back with rather deep tears in the joints and damage to the top and bottom of the back. Some foxing, marginal foxing or minor water staining throughout. An English-language owner's mark (handwritten, unlegible) is on the first (empty) leaf. Some pages show graffity of a child's hand. Otherwise a better than fair copy of good substance. 6002 Gramm. Artikel-Nr.: 47598.