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Worcester, Howland., 1848
2. Auflage. 18 : 11,5 cm. 108 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Pappband (vorderer Original-Umschlag aufgezogen). Seltenes amerikanisches Kochbuch mit 400 Rezepten und medizinischen und anderen Ratschlägen für den Haushalt. Unter den Rezepten alle Arten von Cakes, Pies, Puddings u.v.a. - Teils fleckig. Artikel-Nr.: 1786AB.
Atlantic Books, 2017
Gebundene Ausgabe. Gebraucht - Sehr gut Leichte Lagerspuren - 'Fascinating. A vivid account' - Philippa Gregory, The Times 'Moore's prose is witty. Her book is full of arresting detail and thoughtful comment' - Sunday Times 'An enchanting, idiosyncratic Tardis of a book, peppered with good humour' - Daily Telegraph In the mid seventeenth century, England was divided by war and bloodshed. Torn apart by rival factions, father opposed son and brother met brother on the battlefield. But while civil war raged on cobbled streets and green fields, inside the home domestic life continued as it always had done. For Ann Fanshawe and her children it meant a life of insecurity and constant jeopardy as she and her husband, a Royalist diplomat, dedicated their lives to the restoration of the Stuart monarchy. In this uncertain world, Ann's 'receipt book' was a treasured and entirely feminine response to the upheavals of war. These books were a feature of women's lives during this period, when there were few doctors to be found, and were full of life-saving medical knowledge that had been gleaned from mothers and friends. Remarkably, Ann's morocco-bound book full of scraps of ink-stained paper has survived to this day. Using Ann's receipt book and the memoirs she wrote for her surviving son, Lucy Moore follows her through this turbulent time as she leaves home, marries, bears - and buries - children and seeks to hold her family together. Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book brilliantly brings to life Ann's struggles and her joys, revealing how ordinary women across the country fought to protect their loved ones in the face of conflict. 432 pp. Englisch. Gebraucht. Artikel-Nr.: INF1001059712.
Atlantic Books Dez 2018, 2018
Taschenbuch. Neuware - 'Fascinating. A vivid account' - Philippa Gregory, The Times In the mid-seventeenth century, England was divided by Civil War, but inside the home domestic life continued as it always had done. Lady Ann Fanshawe's 'receipt book' was a treasured and entirely feminine response to the upheavals of war, which left few doctors to be found. And so Ann's morocco-bound book full of scraps of ink-stained paper contained everything from lifesaving remedies to recipes for hot chocolate. Using Ann's receipt book and the memoirs she wrote for her surviving son, Lucy Moore follows her through this turbulent time as she leaves home, marries, bears - and buries - children and seeks to hold her family together. Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book brilliantly illuminates the life and times of an English woman's Civil War. 432 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781782398127.
Thompson & Thomas, USA, 1907
Hardcover. 601 pages. Index (at front). Occasional black and white illustrations. "An invaluable collection of practical recipes for merchants, grocers, saloon keepers, physicians, druggists, tanners, shoemakers and harness makers, painters, jewelers, blacksmiths, miners, gunsmiths, furriers, barbers, bakers, dyers, renovators, farmers and families generally, to which have been added a rational treatment of pleurisy, inflammation of the lungs and other inflammatory diseases, and also for general female weakness and irregularities. with many additions to many departments by the Publishers." - subtitle. .Above-average wear. Hinges open. Front free endpaper and frontispiece loose but present. Many openings along backstrip. External lettering and decoration rubbed but still legible/visible. A worthy reading copy of this stupendous and now antiquarian reference. Revised and Enlarged 1906 Edition. Fair. Artikel-Nr.: 641G1672.
London: John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1820
Hardcover. Format ca. 17,5 x 11,8 cm. 419 S. Modernes Halbleinen. Einriss am Vorsatzblatt und am Titelblatt, ansonsten erstaunlich sauberes Papier. Enthält u.a. Ratschläge zu: Agriculture, Domestic Economy, Useful Arts, Preservation of Health, Gardenig-Botany, Timber u.v.a. Bei diesem seltenen Titel erwarte ich Vorausbezahlung ! Erhaltungszustand: Befriedigend. Artikel-Nr.: Flur1820REC.
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth / Middlesex, 1987
Paperback. The cover shows Marcus Gheeraerts: 'Portrait of a Lady'. Filmset in Monophoto Garamond. An insight into the country living of an Elizbethan lady of the Manor of Appleton in Oxfordshire. Over 200 recipes updated from the original 1604 MS. Introduction: A family and its fortunes. Contents: 1). January. 2). February. 3). March. 4). April. 5). May. 6). June. 7). July. 8). August. 9). September. 10). October. 11). November. 12). December. With bibliography, notes and index. Eleanor (1570 - 1647), wife of Richard Fettiplace, wrote a 'book of Receipts' in 1604, this is one of the earliest surviving books about food and remains in print. XI + 249 + (1) pag. Size: 23cmx15,5cm. First in Penguin Books. Good condition. Artikel-Nr.: 028630.
printed by J Hartley, Rochdale, 1832
, 138 pages index and errata at the end of the book Second Edition , backstrip much eroded with new title label pasted on, covers worn and marked with a little loss at corners, previous owner's name to endpapers, page corners rubbed & darkened withsome dogears, occasional spots & marks to pages, serviceable copy despite wear , card covers approximately 18 x 10 cm Paperback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 31295.
Hitchin Historical Society, 1994
London published by Dean and Co; and Parry Blenkarn and Co [ca], 1835
Published by G. Wilkins & Son, Derby, 1845
, first book has 60 pages with engraved frontispiece and beehive chapterhead, second book 60 pages, third book 24 pages, fourth book 60 pages with engraving of the Art of Carving, fifth book 60 pages, and sixth book 60 pages First Edition thus collected , top front corner a little rubbed, head of spine slightly rubbed, slight bruise near tail of spine, previous owner inscription to front free end paper, marbled paper to covers has been professionally restored, book in good condition, internally there are a few spots, very good condition , original half black calf, with gilt title ( Receipt Book ) and decorative gilt bands to spine, replacement marbled paper to boards Octavo (over 7-10 inches tall) Hardback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 15567.
Prince Nikolai Sergeyevich Trubetzkoy (Russian: Moscow, April 16, 1890 – Vienna, June 25, 1938) was a Russian linguist and historian whose teachings formed a nucleus of the Prague School of structural linguistics. He is widely considered to be the founder of morphophonology. He was also associated with the Russian Eurasianists. Life and career Trubetzkoy was born into an extremely refined environment. His father, Sergei Nikolaevich Trubetskoy, came from a Gediminid princely family. In 1908, he enrolled at the Moscow University. While spending some time at the University of Leipzig, Trubetzkoy was taught by August Leskien, a pioneer of research into sound laws. Having graduated from the Moscow University (1913), Trubetzkoy delivered lectures there until the Revolution. Thereafter he moved first to the University of Rostov-on-Don, then to the University of Sofia (1920–22), and finally took the chair of Professor of Slavic Philology at the University of Vienna (1922–1938). He died from a heart attack attributed to Nazi persecution following his publishing an article highly critical of Hitler's theories. Trubetzkoy's chief contributions to linguistics lie in the domain of phonology, in particular in analyses of the phonological systems of individual languages and in the search for general and universal phonological laws. His magnum opus, Grundzüge der Phonologie (Principles of Phonology), was issued posthumously. In this book he famously defined the phoneme as the smallest distinctive unit within the structure of a given language. This work was crucial in establishing phonology as a discipline separate from phonetics. It is sometimes hard to distinguish Trubetzkoy's views from those of his friend Roman Jakobson, who should be credited with spreading the Prague School views on phonology after Trubetzkoy's death. (wikipedia) AK0001 Alle AUTOGRAPHEN werden auf Wunsch mit ZERTIFIKAT und lebenslanger ECHTHEITSGARANTIE geliefert. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 50. Artikel-Nr.: 1000448.
Kassel University Press Jul 2017, 2017
Taschenbuch. Neuware - As measured by its per-capita income, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with large parts of its population trapped in poverty within a stunning, but difficult to control natural environment. Under these conditions, since the wake of the 21st century, international labour migration and the associated remittances of large amounts of foreign exchange have rapidly gained influence on the country's economic and social development, triggered by internal disturbances, in particular economic downturn and political upheavals, as well as external dynamics which boosted an uprising international demand for unskilled labour. While there is hardly any basic dissent about the short- to mid-term Positive growth effect for Nepal's economy, surprisingly little is known about the consequences of this form of livelihood security at the individual household level, apart from some anecdotal evidence, although neither policy makers nor NGOs may effectively craft their strategies without considering this phenomenon. This book was developed from an Alumni Workshop held in Kathmandu in 2015, where, focusing on this knowledge gap, wide-ranging original research about the consequences of family members' absence and the receipt of remittances was presented. Moving on from this starting point the authors further elaborated their work to make it accessible to a broader public, and exploitable as a resource for policy making and follow-up research. In addition, this volume includes detailed facts and figures about outmigration from and inflow of remittances to Nepal. With a view to long-term development implications of international migration it also considers the gain of knowledge and access to international academic networks brought into the country by returned scholars. The editor of the volume, Béatrice Knerr, is a professor of development economics, affiliated to the University of Kassel, Germany, where, until 2015, she was heading the Department of Development Economics, Migration and Agricultural Policy (DEMAP). Afterwards she has served as guest professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (UADY) in Merida, Mexico, and at the College of Economics of Hue University, Vietnam. Presently she is on contract with the Brawijaya University of Malang, Indonesia, where she is joining research projects on rural development and teaching various modules in the Economics Faculty. As an expert in the implications of labour migration on the development of low- to middle-income countries she has published and edited around 30 books and 100 journal articles and book chapters. 264 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783862199440.
London & Birmingham: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.; Thomas Evans, 1838, 1838
Quarto. Original green leaf-sprigged cloth, black leather label to the spine. A little rubbed, corners through, split to the cloth on the rear joint, spine sunned, neat repairs head and tail of the spine, light browning throughout, some foxing front and back, overall a very good copy. Engraved frontispiece and 24 other similar plates. First edition, uncommon, just 4 copies of the first on Copac, together with 4 of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. "The Author of the following pages has been encouraged to hope, that, in placing them, after much deliberation, in the hands of a printer, she is tendering an important and acceptable, however humble, service to her own sex, who, in any condition of life, are engaged, by duty, or inclination, in cutting out wearing apparel in a family, or for their poorer neighbours. She trusts, in particular, that Clergymen's Wives, Young Married Women, School-mistresses, and Ladies' Maids may find, in the "Workwoman's Guide", a fast and serviceable friend" (Preface). Widely considered one of the most important needlework manuals of the nineteenth century; "The value of The Workwoman's Guide is that it provides in its text and illustrations the original nineteenth-century instructions for making and cleaning clothing and accessories. Described are hundreds of objects that were stitched from cloth, knitted from yarn, braided, dyed or otherwise converted into utilitarian and ornamental objects of clothing and household furnishing" (Caroline Sloat, American Antiquarian Society), Seligman notes that it also "includes instructions for drafting". But the present work is also set apart by the remarkable breadth of projects that are laid out in painstaking detail, with chapters on upholstery, household receipts, and straw-work. Intended as a practical guide for its contemporary readers, the book offers valuable insights to modern researchers, the section on upholstery, for example, is cited extensively in Edward P. Cooke's important survey Upholstery in America & Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I. An excellent copy of this elusive, and highly desirable, guidebook, offered here in publisher's attractive binding, extremely well-preserved. Not in Colas or Hiler; Seligman 1838.2. Artikel-Nr.: 108261.
[Pera, Constantinople (Beyoglu, Istanbul), 1835; 1845-1847; 1859].  leaves containing  pages of manuscript. 6¼ x 4¼ inches. Notebook. Full black sheep, lower cover gilt-stamped "Bible Student's Manual;" ruled leaves. Four mounted manuscript or partly printed slips tipped in, including an autograph inscription of Commodore David Porter, then-U. S. Ambassador to Turkey; receipt laid in. Spine and edges worn; lower cover loose; good. Commonplace book with literary and religious inscriptions kept in Turkey by young American William Goodell, Jr. from 1845 to 1847. The son of an Turkish missionary and Bible translator, Goodell later studied at Williams College (1851) and Jefferson Medical College (1854) before retuning to Constantinople where he served as a physician until 1861. Subsequent to his return to the United States, he practiced medicine and became a noted medical professor and gynecologist at the University of Pennsylvania. William Goodell, Jr. (1829-1894) was born in Malta in 1829 where his father, William Goodell, Sr. (1792-1867), was serving as a missionary for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. In 1831, the family moved to Constantinople and Goodell's father started the Turkish mission and began to translate the Bible into Armeno-Turkish. Notably, Goodell's commonplace book, which was kept during this time, includes various translations of the Lord's Prayer in Greek, Modern Greek, Armeno-Turkish, Modern Armenian, Turkish, and Arabic, and tipped in translations in Hebrew and an unidentified alphabet. The poems copied out here by young Goodell show the measure of the reach of polite Romantic Anglo-American literature even to a boy raised in the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The first poem included, though unattributed, is Sarah Josepha Hale's sentimental favorite "Light of Home." Additional poems include works by Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, James G. Percival, Eaton S. Barrett, Thomas Moore, and William Cullen Bryant's "Thanatopsis." Other writers include Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker, and William Shakespeare. The tipped-in sentiment from Commodore David Porter (1780-1843), then-U. S. Ambassador to Turkey, is inscribed to Goodell's mother, Abigail, and is dated October 1835. Laid into the notebook is an 1859 receipt for Goodell's subscription to the "Armenian Prot[estant]. Church at Pera." The commonplace book concludes with some 37 signatures of student contemporaries of Goodell at Williams College, with information on their hometowns, residences and birth dates. 1. Porter [DAB]. Refs. A Biographical Record of the Kappa Alpha Society in Williams College.1833-1881 (New York, 1881) for a biographical sketch of Goodell. General Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1920). Artikel-Nr.: 145396.
Policy Press, 2002
Paperback. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good+. Artikel-Nr.: 161644.
Published by R. Ware, J. Clarke and T. Longman, London, 1737
, , 336 pages, followed by 'Tables Showing, by Inspection, the interest of any number of pounds, from one, progressively to one Hundred' , publisher's adverts at rear , with frontispiece and 4 plates at the front Fifteenth Edition , front board and frontispiece detached, rear board loosely held, boards scuffed and with corner piece chipped on rear, head and tail of spine chipped, owner's details in ink at head of title page, some pages lightly marked but text legible throughout, book in fair condition , full brown calf with raised bands at spine 12mo, 17 x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: Artikel-Nr.: 60435.
Thomas Kelly & Co., London, 1867
Ex-Library. hardcover. The Complete Herbal; to which Is Now Added, upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a Display of Their Medicinal and Occult Qualities physically Applied to The Cure of All Disorders Incident to Mankind to which are now first annexed, The English Physicians Enlarged, and Key to Physic. With rules for compounding medicine according to the true System of Nature. Forming a complete family dispensatory and natural system of physic. To which is also added, upwards of fifty choice receipts, selected from the author's last legacy to his wife. A new edition, with a list of the principal diseases to which the human body is liable, and a general index. Illustrated by Engravings of numerous British Herbs and Plants, correctly coloured from nature. Ex-library book. Fair copy, with all plates and pages intact, including portrait frontispiece and title page. Plates in particularly good order. Text presented in double columns. Hardback in contemporary half calf with paper covered boards. Quarto volume with 398 pages and 20 plates of of hand-coloured illustrations, each showing nine plants. Boards are darkened, detached at rear and partially detached at front, and noticeably worn at edges. Spine body is rather worn; spine ends are chipped away. Boards' paper covering is worn away in patches with significant colour loss.Several abrasions to marbled end papers at front. FEP and frontispiece are partially detached. Large tear to lower edges of FEP and last page. Small portion from the centre of FEP is missing. Library stamps on reverse of FEP, frontispiece and several plates. Binding remains well sewn. Page protecting frontispiece is creased. Creasing to leading corners of some early pages. Several page edge throughout the volume are slightly worn. Upper leading corners of pages 7, 9 are slightly torn. Lower leading corner of page 155 are missing. Small stains on final page and BEP. No dust jacket. T. No Dust Jacket. Acceptable. Artikel-Nr.: 298742.
London. J. Wertheimer and Co.1856., 1856
In October 1845 the German Hospital, on the site of the former Dalston Infant Orphan Asylum on Dalston Road, was opened with only 12 beds, later expanding to four wards of ten beds each. It was a hospital for German immigrants, staffed by Germans nurses recruited from the Kaiserworth Institute in Germany; at this time Germans were the largest immigrant community, with approximately 30,000 living in England. Many lived and worked in very poor conditions in east London, this combined with poverty and the inabilitiy to speak English properly left the German community unable to use the medical resources available. A German pastor and a doctor made it their mission to build a hospital to meet the needs of their community, enlisting the help of the rich in England. It was the work that the nurses did at the German Hospital that actually inspired Florence. Nightingale to visit twice and then enrol for training at the Institute in Germany in 1851. Not conforming to the other foreign hospitals which were being opened, the German Hospital followed the traditional English system of healtcare by being run as a voluntary general hospital i.e. non teaching hospital. The hospital was primarily for those who " spoke with German tongue " , but it did also see English speaking people as outpatients. In addition, it boasted a sanatorium for the more affluent patients who could afford treatment but couldn`t be nursed at home (e.g. young single professional men or those with no family). During the First World War, the hospital stayed open and was still run by German doctors and nurses despite anti-German feelling in England and the shortage of medicial staff back home in Germany to treat war casualties. The hospital became part of the NHS in 1948, ceasing its function as voluntary. Then in 1974 it became part of the City and Hackney Health Authority. The focus of the German hospital shifted after this time, providing care for psychiatric and elderly mentally ill patients. These services were transferred to Homerton Hospital in 1987, when the German closed its doors.; - With one folded Receipts and Expenditure of the German Hospital, from the 1st of January, to the 31st of December, 1855., with one Paper of Diet Scale of the German Hospital und Sanatorium Dalston, with Rules and Regulations of this Hospital, with Donations and Subscriptions, Governors by Donations and Subscriptions. - Paper lightly bronzy, nearly stainless. - Rare ! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 18 x 10,5 cm. 111 p. Original Brochure. Slightly blotchy and Library label on spine of the book. Artikel-Nr.: 5377BB.
Leipzig, Hartleben, 1822., 1822
8°. XXXII, 495 SS. Pp. d. 2. Hälfte d. 19. Jhdts. mit neuem, goldgepr. Rsch. (gering beschabt). Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Die englische Originalausgabe erschien in London 1818 unter dem Titel: "The new family receipt book". Enthält Beiträge über Gärtnerei, Viehzucht, Haushaltung, Fischfang, Vogelfang, Bienenzucht, Mittel gegen schädliche Insekten, Bier, Branntwein, Baukunst, Malerei, nützliche Hilfsmittel, Gesundheitsregeln, Zahnbehandlung, Schönheitsmittel etc.- Durchgehend stockfleckig. Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Gartenbau. Artikel-Nr.: R50734.
Printed for Adam Black, and J. & J. Robertson . T. Underwood, and J. Taylor &c. (c.1730 - 1740 / 1762 / 1811)., Edinburgh / London., 1730
Large folio. (550 x 384 mm). Printed title, two leaves with 'List of the Plans, &c.' in double columns listing 160 plates and 180 engraved plates numbered 1 - 160, including the unnumbered plates 71 and 148 and 20 'bis' plates with duplicate numbers, 20 double-page and one large folding plate on two sheets; plates mounted on paper tabs (from sheets of the same work?) throughout, the title and text leaves on wove paper with the watermark '1809', the plates on laid paper with the watermark 'LLAR' and a fleur-de-lys countermark and others as per RIBA, the sheets retaining deckle edges throughout. Sheet size: c. 534 x 356 mm; double-page plates: c. 534 x 712 mm; title and text: 518 x 358 mm. Contemporary calf-backed marbled paper boards, later protective box. An excellent unsophisticated copy of the notoriously rare Vitruvius Scoticus. What was to become William Adam's (1689 - 1748) magisterially-intentioned yet still mysterious Vitruvius Scoticus was first mentioned in a letter in 1726 and by late 1727 Adam was issuing subscription receipts for a book of 'My Designs for Buildings &c. in 150 Plates'. Initially proposed as a book in the manner of James Gibbs' 'Book of Architecture' ('the first book in England to be devoted entirely to the designs of a living architect'), Adam intended clearly to rival Gibbs, to publicise his own work and to seek promotion and patronage from the new King, George II. By 1733, Adam had found an Edinburgh-based engraver suitable for the task (and one who may have shouldered some of the cost) in Richard Cooper, a student of John 'Friar' Pine and 'an acknowledged teacher and connoisseur of the fine arts'. Indeed, it may have been Cooper who was the first to suggest a generalisation of the work and the assumption of a distinct Scottish character with the new title Vitruvius Scoticus. Cooper worked solely from the limited resource of Adam's own designs and under the stricture that there would be no theoretical work in the publication and was therefore limited and slow in what he was able to achieve. It is clear that Cooper's engravings were finished by the early 1740s but the reasons the work was then abandoned - not for the last time - are rather less so. It has been suggested that William Adam hesitated to publish for a number of reasons: financial pressure and the inherent costs of paper, printing and publication; the curtailment of opportunities for promotion and patronage; a conflict of copyright; the 1745 Jacobite rising; Adam's advancing age; and, finally, the possibility of unflattering comparisons to Colen Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus. At William's death in 1748, his son John revised the project, adding additional plates (including several taken from designs by his brothers Robert and James) and it seemed, at least briefly, that the book would finally appear. At the time of the crash of the Fairholme brothers' bank in 1764 all was in readiness but the added financial burden on all of the brothers led John to sell the publishing rights to the London-based Andrew Millar and his partner Thomas Cadell; they issued subscription proposals in 1766. The agreement between John and the Londoners stipulated that of the existing sheets, adequate for 950 copies, they would require material for 750 and would allow the remainder to be retained by John for the existing subscribers. No copies were issued - it has been suggested that the reason was related to copyright although Robert and James Adam's opposition to a family association with 'outmoded taste' has been offered as more compelling - and on Millar's retirement in 1767 the sheets were in storage where they remained for 40 years. In 1804, Thomas Cadell's son wrote to John Adam's son (another William) that he was no longer able to store the sheets but that a scrap-paper merchant had offered Â£100 for them. Cadell's advice was to accept and it has been assumed subsequently that William did not: a story likely to be apocryphal states that the unused sheets were returned to Edinburgh and stored in a garret at the Royal Infirmary. It seems rather likelier that William did accept the Â£100 for the paper and his ongoing negotiations to have Vitruvius Scoticus published in 1808 - 1810 involved only those sheets that remained in Scotland. That the eventual publisher, Adam Black, issued only 120 copies - a very small run for a book of more than limited appeal - supports very strongly the idea that the remaining sheets were pulped, an idea that the present copy, with the plates mounted on paper guards composed of sections of those same plates, corroborates. The final word on the mystery, and indeed, on the publication, belongs to Eileen Harris: 'It is ironical that to be commercially viable Vitruvius Scoticus, clearly the grandest of any architectural book published in Scotland, had to be sold in the end as a remainder â€¦ '. 'A resounding silence greeted Adam Black's announcement in the 'Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle' on 29 May 1811 that 'Vitruvius Scoticus' was 'this day . completed in fifteen numbers'. Not only was William Adam's book [Vitruvius Scoticus] a century too late to have the bearing on Scottish architecture that its title promised; but, with no preface, explanatory text, or date of publication, it was silent also about itself, about the intentions of its author and, above all, about its complicatred past.' (Eileen Harris). 'The best and most jinxed of all the great 18th century British architectural books, William Adam's Vitruvius Scoticus was three times abandoned by successive generations of the Adam family before, finally in 1811, a young Edinburgh bookseller named Adam Black . published an edition of 'only 120 complete sets' hastily assembled from sheets printed nearly 50 years before . Ill-planned and muddled as the book was from its inception, it was a sad irony that Vitruvius Scoticus should end up as an obscure bookseller's remainder, totally unremarked upon at the time, and only quite recently recognised. Artikel-Nr.: 45983.
J. Bata, "Remarks on the festivities of the order of the Golden Fleece in Prague (1585)", in: Musicologica Brunensia LI (2016), pp. 25-35; Berlin Kat. 2820 (incompl. copy); H. Kunze, Gesch. der Buchillustr. in Deutschland. Das 16. und 17. Jhrh., Frankfurt, 1993, text-vol. p. 506; VD16 Z225 (6 copies, some incompl.). Rare first and only edition (especially rare with all 20 plates) of a richly illustrated account on the receipt of the Order of the Golden Fleece by the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II and several members of his family and his entourage, mostly at Prague. The book opens with a history of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The illustrations are attributed to Anthony Boys, Bays or Waiss (ca. 1545?-post 1593), who was appointed court painter to the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in 1579 and is best known as a portrait painter for the courts of the Austrian Habsburg Emperors. The text was written by Archduke Ferdinand's secretary, Paul Zehendter. The full-page plates include the coats-of-arms of Christoffel d'Assonleville (1528-1607); Wilhelm de S. Clemente, Rudolf's ambassador to Spain; Alexandre le Blancq, Seigneur de Meurchin (fl. 1520-1585) and Ranuccio I de Farnese, Duke of Parma (1569-1622). Some of these noblemen also appear in the precessions in the folding plates, along with Rudolf himself and his family. Four of the folding plates show the interior of St Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle during the ceremonies. Others show outdoor processions, fireworks before the palace, a shooting tournament in the lists, the grand banquet and more. All appear, of course, in their finest ceremonial costumes. The 1585 festivities were also important for their music.With an early library stamp on the title-page and several early and recent inscriptions on the endleaves. With minor marginal wormholes in the first few leaves and an occasional minor and marginal tear. The mounted engravings are slightly browned, probably from the paste used, but the book is still internally in good condition. The binding has been rebacked as noted, some of the gold has rubbed off, and some cracks, worm holes and other defects have been restored, but the details of the centrepiece and the three other stamps remain clear. Artikel-Nr.: 14869.
Random House LCC US Jan 2013, 2013
Taschenbuch. Neuware - In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel reveals the dark side of fame and fortune, when a renowned film director confronts an act of unimaginable treachery. BETRAYAL At thirty-nine, director Tallie Jones is a Hollywood legend, whose award-winning films enjoy both critical and commercial success. With no interest in the glitz of Los Angeles, Tallie centers her life on her work and her devoted inner circle: her family, her producing partner and live-in lover, and her longtime personal assistant and best friend. As Tallie is in the midst of her most ambitious film yet, small disturbances begin to ripple through her world. An audit reveals troubling discrepancies in the records maintained by Tallie's trusted accountant. Mysterious receipts hint at activities of which she has no knowledge. Soon it becomes clear that someone close to Tallie has been steadily funneling away enormous amounts of her money. After an escalating series of shattering revelations, Tallie must face the harsh truth behind her seemingly perfect life: that sometimes trust can be the greatest illusion of all.Includes an excerpt of Danielle Steel's Until the End of Time 384 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780440245223.
Humboldt Books, 2016
Taschenbuch. Neuware - British artist Jonathan Monk replays, recasts and re-examines seminal works of Conceptual and Minimal art by variously witty, ingenious and irreverent means. Speaking in 2009, he said, 'Appropriation is something I have used or worked with in my art since starting art school in 1987. At this time (and still now) I realised that being original was almost impossible, so I tried using what was already available as source material for my own work. ' A few years ago Monk moved to Rome for a while with his family. In Rome he adopted a pleasant gastronomic routine: restaurants and pizzerias, alone or with friends, but most of all with his family. Once back home, between the name of the restaurant and the total of the bill, on top of all the various dishes consumed, the artist used a pencil, sometimes with watercolours, to reproduce the image of a work by another artist on the receipt or scrubby hand-written note. Clearly, the appropriationist approach which had characterised most of his work thus far also continued through this new life experience. This book collects One Hundred Meals between Rome and Berlin. 100 pp. Englisch, Italienisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9788899385224.
Click here to view a short video presentation of this item. Advertising promotional brochures and pamphlets relating to agriculture, patent medicine and consumer items. Interesting lot of ten old advertising items, all ephemeral, several with illustrations. Mostly late-19th century- earliest part of 20th century. Perpetual Calendar. Compliments of A. N. Chandler & Co. Bankers. c.1895, New York. Compliments of D. B. Monroe, Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Trunks Bags, and Umbrellas. 1897, Middleboro, Massachusetts. Aunt Matilda's Selected Receipts and Useful Information, Compliments of I. L. Cragin & Co. Philadelphia. c.1870-80's. New England Animal Fertilizers. Boston.1914-15. Ladies' Note Book and Calendar. 1900, World's Dispensary Medical Association. Patent medicine. Read Fertilizer Co. Syracuse, NY. 1896-7. Ransom's Family Receipt Book. 1877, Buffalo, NY, D. Ransom, Son, & Company. Williams and Clark Fertilizer Co. 1894, Hopkinton, NH, J. G. Patch. Concerning the Fertilizers of the Lodi Manufacturing Co. c.1868, New York. The Quinnipiac Company. c.1888, Wildon, NH, Charles Tarbell. Smallest book measures: 3 5/8" H X 2 1/2" W. Larg est book measures: 7 1/4" H X 5" W. [V696]. good. Artikel-Nr.: 123328277172.
Prague, 1565., 1565
Folio (235 x 314 mm). German ms. on paper with calligraphic captions and several half-titles. 453 ff. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin on wooden boards. Wants ties. Exceptionally attractive and important manuscript from the Bohemian Royal offices; the principal document of the Bohemian national finances in the second year of the rule of Emperor Maximilian II. A beautiful and hitherto unknown document of Renaissance bookkeeping in its well-preserved original binding. - In the present manuscript, Johann Rabenhaupt, head of the Royal bursary and responsible for the accounting year 1565, has testified the correct statement of revenues and expenditures by his signature on every page. The volume begins with an alphabetical index, arranged in double pages and listing revenues (on left) and payments (on right) by name. Among the payers and recipients are several important names, most of them members of German-Bohemian, Czech and Polish noble families, the Tyrolean glass manufacturer Sebastian Hochstetter von Scheibenegg (d. 1573), but also the great physician Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-77): "Petter Andreas Mathiolo [.] Ertzherzog Ferdinanden zu Osterreich LeipPhisicus, hatt zu farlicher Provision Ainhundert gulden Reinisch, die khun zwayundvierzig schockh Ainundfunffzig groschen drey pfennig behamisch; dieselb hab ich Ime für dreyzehen Monat Anzuraitten [.]" (f. 263v). Mattioli, known especially for his Dioscorides commentary, moved to Prague in 1552 as personal physician to Archduke Ferdinand, where he was later to be made head medical advisor to Emperor Maximilian II (cf. Hirsch IV, 168). The volume not only documents salaries, duties, and court expenditures, but also the receipt of border taxes, Turk taxes, tithes, loans, deposits, realties, costs of funerals and the Prague castle vineyard, etc. - Johannes Rabenhaupt von Sucha, the man responsible for this splendid Renaissance account book, was a descendant of an old Bohemian noble family which is also documented in the Palatinate, in Franconia, and in Upper Austria. Although there have been attempts at biographical studies of the Royal bursar Rabenhaupt (without knowledge of the present manuscript), historical science has been forced to admit its temporary failure in this respect (see literature below). - Slight worming to several ff. Some offsetting of ink, but generally very well legible and hardly browned. The finely blindstamped binding shows a wide border of arched friezes; the central compartment bears the ms. title. On the back cover, the friezes frame a roll representing Virtues; central compartment decorated with two parallel arched friezes. Edges, spine-ends, and endpapers with traces of professional restoration; otherwise perfect. Beket Bukovinská, "Wer war Johann Rabenhaupt? Unbeachtete Aspekte in den Beziehungen zwischen Prag und Südwest-Deutschland", in: Rudolf II, Prague and the World. Papers from the International Conference. Prague, 2-4 September, 1997. Praha, Artefactum - Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic , p. 89-94. Artikel-Nr.: 17309.