THE DOUBLE DOOR.

KEOGH, Theodora.

Verlag: Signet Books, 1952., 1952
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144 pages. 1st paperback printing / edition, Mass Market. Signet # 958. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: For many years Veronika van Duin has been able to see ?over the river? experiencing spiritual dimensions and worlds hidden to the physical eye. With clairvoyant vision she has perceived angels and demonic beings, people who have died, and even events taking place in other parts of the world. But in 2002, with the passing of her mother Barbara Lipsker, the author?s spiritual journeys became more concentrated and frequent, and she began to see people who had recently crossed the threshold of death, including the victims of an airplane disaster and a suicide bombing.

In A Rainbow Over the River, the author tells her remarkable story, from her earliest glimpses of the other side to her most recent excursions ?over the river.? In the second part of the book, she records an intensely moving diary of her mother?s passing, rich in love, care, and profound understanding of suffering. She describes how, despite the sadness of losing their mother, Veronika?s family see the death as a transition to a new existence and, ultimately, as a great festival of life. In the third section of the book she speaks of her mother?s life as a pioneer of Camphill, a social movement that provides home and work for people with special needs. She also offers thoughts on birth and death, grief, healing, prayer, and the meaning of existence.

A Rainbow Over the River is a glorious celebration of life, illumined through a knowledge of death and the eternal nature of spirit.

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Titel: THE DOUBLE DOOR.
Verlag: Signet Books, 1952.
Erscheinungsdatum: 1952

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Buchbeschreibung Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 445 (1 copy); STCN (8 copies, 3 described as lacking frontispiece); not in Huntress. First and only edition of an account of the shipwreck of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) frigate Woestduin. It gives a detailed account of the events of that day. The ship wrecked near the coast of the island Walcheren (now joined to the mainland) in the Netherlands on 23 July 1779, on its way back from Batavia (Jakarta). Some fishermen, among them the brothers Frans and Jacob Naerebout, sailed out to rescue crew and passengers. With their fishing boats they managed to save 87 of the 100 passengers on board. The preliminaries note that the impetus for the publication was a set of four engraved views of the events by Engel Hoogerheide (published in 1779). The STCN indicates that some copies of the book include a non-integral frontispiece before the title-page A1. Landwehr & Van der Krogt mention no frontispiece and none appears in digitized copies. Perhaps the title-page with the engraved double portrait has been mistakenly recorded as two leaves or perhaps some copies have one of the previously published engravings bound in.Slightly browned, title-page and some margins thumbed, and a minor water stain in upper margin. A corner torn off the "agathe" paper, reveals the "maroquin" paper underneath. A good copy. Artikel-Nr. H6GG4NKNREO3

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Buchbeschreibung V. Eeghen & V.d. Kellen, no. 38; Klaversma & Hannema 585; Ter Meulen & Diermanse 558, 704, 712 and 794. Large paper copy of the first and only edition in Dutch of Grotius's famous, influential and authoritative history of the Dutch Revolt against Spain. Including: Beleegeringh der Stadt Grol ; Verhandelingh van de Oudheit der Batavische, nu Hollandtsche, Republyke ; and Vrye See. The last one is Grotius's famous work on free trade and entrepreneurship, first published in Latin as Mare Liberum. The original Latin edition was edited posthumously by his two sons Cornelis and Pieter de Groot and published by Joannes Blaeu in Amsterdam in 1657, titled Annales et historiae de rebus Belgicis. The work was immediately a great success. Inspired by Tacitus, Grotius composed his work chronologically per year, trying as well as he could to imitate and emulate the style of the great classical historian.With an armorial bookplate on pastedown. Hinge partly cracked, but the binding otherwise still good. Text with waterstain in the lower margin; a very good copy. Artikel-Nr. H8R9O5CPH933

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Buchbeschreibung Howgego, to 1800, S66; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 284; STCN (6 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 990. Second edition of a popular account of the extensive travels of Wouter Schouten (1639-1704), a ship's surgeon in service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1658 in India, the East Indies and the Far East. He visited Colombo (Sri Lanka), the Malabar coast, Bengal, Arakan, Batavia, Formosa (Taiwan), Sumatra, the Moluccas and Amboina. He describes the cities he visited, often illustrated as well, and gives description of the inhabitants, commenting on their food, dress, religion, customs, etc. The second "book" includes extensive references to Arabia and Persia, describing the Arabian Peninsula, the Red Sea, Medina (including Muhammad's tomb), Aden, Mocha and Socotra (Yemen). "Schouten was an observant traveler who explored inland into the environs of nearly every port-of-call, sometimes by himself or with a small group of comrades. His narrative, full of anecdotes as well as information gleaned about countries he had not visited, became particularly popular with readers in the eighteenth century, when it was republished in no fewer than seven editions" (Howgego).With a manuscript inscription in ink on first flyleaf. Only very slightly browned, with a few small spots and the last six quires with a water stain in the upper half. Binding slightly worn along the extremities, a small tear at the top and bottom of the spine. Overall in very good condition, with broad margins. Artikel-Nr. F7FBAFRZH1LS

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Buchbeschreibung Atlas van Stolk 3182; Brunet I, pp. 194-195; Cohen, col. 28; KVK & WorldCat (3 copies); Muller, Historieplaten 3038-3071. Extremely rare complete emblematic print series (plus alternative versions of several prints) mercilessly satirizing and ridiculing King Louis XIV of France, his grandson King Philip V of Spain, the Marquise de Maintenon (whom Louis XIV had secretly married after she had been his mistress for years), many others in Louis XIV's court and his allies in the War of the Spanish Succession (1700/01-1714). Most prints, like the title-page, have texts in both Dutch and French. The title and many of the prints gleefully note the total eclipse of the sun that occurred on 12 May 1706, supposedly the day Philip V abandoned his siege of Barcelona (which had been taken by the British six months earlier), presenting it as the total eclipse of the Sun King.In 1877 Muller noted the "great rarity" of all these prints, surviving in far fewer numbers than satirical prints of poorer quality and less importance. "Their value as expressions of the spirit and life of the common people is inestimable: indeed, there is almost no period in our history for which we possess such a rich treasure of prints." They also influenced the better known series on the 1720 South Sea Bubble, two of the present prints serving as direct models for prints in that series. The title-page attributes the emblems to "the leading masters of our century" and some of the plates have been attributed to Romeyn de Hooghe and/or someone from his school, Laurens Scherm and the publisher Carel Allard himself.Although no two copies of the print series have the same makeup, and many of the emblems exist in variant forms, the present set of prints includes the engraved title-page, at least one of each of the 19 emblems noted by Muller, and two versions of some, so it may be called "complete". The present copy includes a major variant not recorded by Muller (or elsewhere).With 6 prints loosely inserted, 3 of them with a slightly tattered fore-edge, 1 also with a marginal tear along an old fold repaired with tape, and 1 bound print slightly browned, but still generally in very good condition. The spine of the marbled wrapper is mostly lost and the sides rubbed, with a few small and minor tears and stains, but the binding structure remains sound. One of the best and most extensive copies of an extremely rare and important popular satirical print series from the War of the Spanish Succession. Artikel-Nr. I4PCEMH0QKZP

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Buchbeschreibung Borba de Moraes, p. 614; Boxer, Dutch in Brazil, pp. 294-295; Sabin 55278. First edition of a splendidly illustrated 17th-century account of Brazil and of the East Indies, describing the author's voyages in those regions and describing their topography, flora, fauna, cities, clothing, customs and religion, with a five-page account of his travels in Africa at the end. Part one covers Brazil (including parts of the West Indies) and part two the East Indies. The engraved title covers both parts, including Brazil under the term West Indies. Nieuhof gives his own graphic eye-witness account of the 1646 siege of Recife, and his account of Brazil in the years 1644-1647 "is very valuable indeed, being richly documented from the original sources and reproducing much of the official correspondence between the local Dutch and Portuguese authorities" (Boxer). The double-page plates include four maps, ten views of buildings and other sights in Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia), several other town views, five plates showing numerous species of fish, and four of plants. The full-page and half-page engravings show a wide variety of animals and plants, natives of various trades and social standings, showing their clothing (or lack thereof) and activities. With the back of the engraved title-page reinforced, some thumbing throughout in the margins (especially on the opening leaves), and a few occasional stains; a good copy. The spine of the binding somewhat worn (partially restored) and with a modern title-label; otherwise still good. Artikel-Nr. H8RB03UVQZIF

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Buchbeschreibung Howgego, to 1800, B177; Klaversma & Hannema 310; STCN (9 copies); Tiele, Bibl. 209. First edition of one of the most richly illustrated accounts of a voyage to Russia, Persia and adjacent countries and territories by the Dutch artist and traveller Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726/27). De Bruyn sailed for Archangel in 1701, proceeding to Moscow, where he stayed for over a year. In 1703 he left Moscow, traveling by way of Asia Minor (Turkey) to Persia, where he remained until 1705. After nearly a year in Isfahan, he headed for Persepolis, the ancient Achaemenid palace complex, the ruins of which had his special interest. He spent three months there, carefully drawing the ruins of the palace, the remaining reliefs and cuneiform inscriptions. His drawings of these ruins are the first reliable pictures of this palace made accessible for Western scholars. Leaving Persia in 1705 he proceeded to India, Ceylon and the East Indies. He returned by much the same route, residing in Persia in 1706 and 1707, visiting, amongst other things, the ruins of Pasaragdes. The plates include large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194x40.5 cm!), portraits of Samoyeds, as well as many illustrations of local flora and fauna. Title-page with 1.5 cm trimmed off the lower margin and mounted on similar old paper, the lower corners of four preliminary leaves crudely reinforced, some plates with folds reinforced as well, and plate 127 with a part of the margin torn-off, just touching the image; otherwise a good copy with some occasional spots. Front hinge partly cracked, the binding slightly soiled and lacking the clasp, but still firm and good. Artikel-Nr. H8RAHKUGVIEY

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Buchbeschreibung Howgego, to 1800, B-177; Klaversma & Hannema 310; Tiele, Bibl. 209. Large-paper copy of the first edition of one of the most richly illustrated accounts of a voyage to Russia, Persia and adjacent countries and territories by the Dutch artist and traveller Cornelis de Bruijn (1652-1726/7). De Bruijn sailed for Archangel in 1701, proceeding to Moscow, where he stayed for over a year. In 1703 he left Moscow, traveling by way of Asia Minor (Turkey) to Persia, where he remained until 1705. After nearly a year in Isfahan, he headed for Persepolis, the ancient Achaemenid palace complex, the ruins of which had his special interest. He spent three months there, carefully drawing the ruins of the palace, the remaining reliefs and cuneiform inscriptions. His drawings of these ruins are the first reliable pictures of this palace to be accessible for Western scholars. Leaving Persia in 1705 he proceeded to India, Ceylon and the East Indies. He returned by much the same route, residing in Persia between 1706 and 1707, visiting, amongst other things, the ruins of Pasaragdes. The plates include large folding views of Moscow and Isfahan (194 x 40.5 cm!), portraits of Samoyeds, as well as many illustrations of local flora and fauna.Browned, some spotting, one plate with some paper torn off (ca. 9 x 2 cm), not affecting the image, some trails of wormholes in the last quires. Binding rebacked (as noted) with the original backstrip laid down and with new headbands. Overall a good copy on large paper. Artikel-Nr. H3GGIN686RJH

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