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Native American literature. Introduction by Leslie Marmon Silko

By Lopez (Ken), bookseller

Hadley (Massachusetts), 1994     ¶ Only edition of this pioneering catalogue, annotated and priced. Contents: Native American literature: Fiction, poetry, art, items 1-415; Literature with Native American themes by non-native authors, 416-472; Nonfiction, primarily by Native American authors, 473-635.   ||| Collation: 229 x 153 mm: Forty leaves, paginated [1-80] (ie, not paginated). Text continues on lower wrapper recto.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine.  .


Les fabulistes populaires. Illustrés par Bertall [pseud.]

By La Bédollière, Émile de, 1812-1883, editor

Paris: Gustave Barba, 1860 ¶ A SCARCE AND VERY VALUABLE COMPILATION comprising 232 moral fables in French verse, selected from the works of 127 fabulists other than La Fontaine and INCLUDING A FABLE ATTRIBUTED TO NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE, said to have been composed by him as a schoolboy at Brienne-le-Château. Each fabulist's work here is prefaced by a short bio-bibliographical note, ranging from two or three lines to a quarter page: Together these notes amount to a rudimentary BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE MINOR FRENCH FABULISTS circa 1530 - 1851, documenting some 140 fable-books in all. The editor inserts five of his own fables as well, explaining that 'Après avoir réuni les matériaux du présent recueil, il doit s'excuser d'y avoir inséré les fables suivantes, qui le déparent peut-être, mais qui ont l'avantage d'être inédites'. The whole work is prefaced by an essay on the history of the fable genre. The illustrator was Charles Albert d'Arnould (1820-1882), known as 'Bertall'. ¶ VERY SCARCE: Only one copy is recorded in the French union catalogue (CCFr); and only one other copy is known in America. ||| Caption-title. Series: Panthéon populaire illustré, 4ème série, no. 50. Collation: In 8s (301 x 213 mm): 24 leaves, paginated [1] 2-48. Two columns. Half-page wood-engraved headpiece and 18 wood-engraved illustrations after 'Bertall' by Best, Hotelin et Régnier. Binding: Bound ninth in a sammelband of twelve 'éditions populaires illustrées' dated 1850-51 or undated. Contemporary quarter dark-brown morocco, spine lettered 'Mélanges' in gilt and stamped in blind, black boards, marbled endpapers, red headbands, all edges trimmed & plain, binder's waste dated January 1856. ||| References: OCLC 14135706 (UCLA only); RLIN. Not in McKenzie or Carlson. See also Witkowski Les éditions populaires illustrées, 1848-1870 (1997). ||| Provenance: (1) Descotes(?); (2) Société des Missionnaires Diocésains, Pont d'Ain (near Lyon); (3) François Couderette, of Paris. Condition: Rubbed, shaken. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon / Rare Books & Manuscripts, as below..


Overlooking the ages: A private exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, miniatures, and printed books. [By] Dr Jörn Günther, Antiquariat . . . & Bruce P. Ferrini, . . . October 1999

By Günther (Dr Jörn), Antiquariat

Hamburg, 1999     ¶ Illustrations of twenty-nine manuscripts and miniatures ca 800 - 1560, together with nine printed books 1454/5 - 1552 and three arctic gouaches 1804; including an unrecorded bifolium from one of the oldest extant French manuscripts ca 800, an Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César ca 1370-80, a magnificent Italian Pliny 1446 with zoomorphic initials, an illuminated Gaston Phébus ca 1475, the Rendsburg fragment (130 leaves) of the Gutenberg Bible, and a colored Theurdank 1519; ex Ashburnham, Murray, Holford, Perrins, Beatty, Abbey, Esmerian, Ludwig, Schøyen, etc.   ||| Collation: 335 x 240 mm: Twenty-two leaves, paginated [1-44] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Forty full-page color facsimiles, eight smaller.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. .


Matthew Arnold's letters: A descriptive checklist

By Arnold, Matthew.) Davis, Arthur Kyle

Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1968 -- ONLY EDITION. Portrait, facsimile, views.. Red cloth, blank dust-jacket. Near fine.. In 6s (233 x 153 mm). Pp. xlv, 429.


Patti Smith: A bibliography. [By Lawrence R. French and John D. De Gozzaldi]
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Patti Smith: A bibliography. [By Lawrence R. French and John D. De Gozzaldi]

By Smith, Patti, b. 1946. Bibliography.) French, Lawrence R

¶ Only edition of the only work of its kind; comprising descriptions of eighteen books and pamphlets 1972-94 and two forthcoming books, together with a full-page facsimile of an early price-list of Patti Smith publications (New York: Gotham Book Mart & Gallery Inc, 1978?). Date inferred from text, leaf [7]. A modest production, very scarce: This work was unknown to Patti Smith herself until she saw this copy in Princeton on 28 May 2005, and SIGNED it in black ink on page [1] lower left. --Collation: 280 x 216 mm: Ten leaves, foliated [1-10] (ie, not foliated). Xerographed from typescript. Illustration: Vignettes (horsehead), portrait, facsimile. Binding: Loose leaves wire-stitched (stapled) top left as issued. Condition: Fine. Reference: OCLC 855799514 (Berkeley only). Not in Byler-Mills.


The art of written forms: The theory and practice of calligraphy

By Anderson, Donald M

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, inc, 1969 -- First printing (with code "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on the title verso). Numerous illustrations and facsimiles.. First Edition. Gray cloth, dust-jacket. Near fine./Sunned at the spine. In 16s (265 x 234 mm). Pp. ix, 358.


Johnson\'s Dictionary and the language of learning
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Johnson's Dictionary and the language of learning

By De Maria, Robert

Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina press, 1986 -- First printing. Three facsimiles. LCCN 86-004285//r87.. First Edition. Red cloth, dust-jacket. A fine copy.. 228 x 152 mm. Pp. xii, [1], 303.


Bücherkunde für Germanisten: Studienausgabe. Von Johannes Hansel; bearbeitet von Lydia Tschakert. 6., vermehrte Auflage

By Hansel, Johannes

Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1972 ¶ Includes entries for fifty-six dictionaries of Common Germanic, Gothic, Old Icelandic, Old English, Old High German, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Late Latin, Middle High German, Middle Low German, Middle Low German, Early Modern High German, and Modern High German, 1834-1972 (pages 45-51). ||| Collation: In 8s (210 x 146 mm): Pp. 197 [198]. Binding: Printed wrappers. References: ISBN 3503007288; LCCN 73350523. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .


Writing material: Readings from Plato to the digital age. [Edited by Evelyn B. Tribble, Anne Trubek]
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Writing material: Readings from Plato to the digital age. [Edited by Evelyn B. Tribble, Anne Trubek]

By Tribble, Evelyn B., ed

New York: Longman, 2003   ¶ ONLY EDITION, first printing; comprising some forty-one readings from Johannes Trithemius, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, S. L. Clemens, Jorge Luis Borges, Malcolm X, Nicholson Baker, E. D. Hirsch, and others. This copy is SIGNED by the editors.   ||| Collation: 234 x 179 mm: Pp [i-ii] iii-xv [xvi blank], 1-544.  Illustration: Illustrations after Jean-Michel Lengrand (b. 1955) and others, facsimiles.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: As new. .


George Abbot, archbishop of Canterbury, 1562-1633: A bibliography

By Christophers, Richard A

Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1966 ¶ ONLY EDITION. Out of print. ||| Collation: In 16s (229 x 151 mm). Pp. xxiv, 212. Binding: Red cloth gilt. Condition: Spine slightly sunned. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below..


Sacrificial bone inscriptions. [By] Haven O'More

By O'More, Haven, b. 1924

Millerton (New York): Stamperia Valdonega (Martino Mardersteig, Verona), for SADEV (The Garden Ltd, Millerton), distributed by Farrar, Straus & Giroux (New York), 1987     ¶ First edition, trade issue (600 copies), of the author's first published book, "a handsome production, flush with revealing, if rather disturbing, poetic sentiments" (Basbanes). The text consists of a Preface dated 23/24 February 1986, seventeen poems, and a prose Coda; the whole is dedicated in dubious Greek to the author's wife Lorea (d. 1997).  The present copy is warmly INSCRIBED "in appreciation for . . . the Catalogue of the Collection of The Garden Ltd. and a record-breaking auction.  H O'More  March 16, 1990".    ||| Collation: In 4s (245 x 166 mm): Thirty leaves, paginated [1-60] (ie, not paginated). Title in red and black, pages [1-4] and [57-60] blank as issued, erratum-slip laid in.  Binding: Publisher's black linen lettered in red with white, white wove endpapers, red headbands, top-edges trimmed, others untrimmed. Red laid dust-jacket marked Ingres-Fabriano, printed in black with white.  Condition: As new.  References: Basbanes A gentle madness 1995, 254-56; ISBN 0 942065 00 X; LCCN 87080599.  .


Bibliographie der Wörterbücher, erscheinenen in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Rumänischen Volksrepublik, [usw] . . . = Bibliography of dictionaries . . . = Bibliografia slowników . . . = Bibliografiia slovarei . . . ,

Warsaw: Wydawnictwa Naukowo-Techniczne, 1968 ¶ ONLY EDITION, one of 2,195 copies. A classified bibliography of 1,084 dictionaries published in communist Eastern Europe (except Albania) and in China; edited by E. Glowacka, Danuta Rymsza-Zalewska, and I. Siedlecka. ||| Collation: In 8s (237 x 170 mm). Pp. xxxii, 166, [1]. Errata-slip tipped in facing page 166. A cumulative Indeks powiazan jezykowych do bibliografii slownikow wydanych w 1945-1961 (11 pages, printed wrappers) is inserted in a beige-cloth strap mounted on the lower pastedown, as issued. Binding: Publisher's beige cloth lettered in black. Provenance: New York Public Library (stamps, release-stamps). Condition: A very good copy..


Index lexicorum: Bibliographie der lexikalischen Nachschlagewerke

By Zischka, Gert A

Vienna: Verlag Brüder Hollinek, 1959 ¶ ONLY EDITION. Out of print. ||| Collation: In 8s (242 x 172 mm). Pp. xliv, 290. Binding: Publisher's blue cloth, dust-jacket. Provenance: William P. Wreden, bookseller, of Palo Alto, California, with his "Bibliographical Library" bookplate; his sale, Swann, 26-27 September 1990, lot 423, $121. Condition: A fine copy. .


Musical autographs: A comparative guide to identification of classical composers, musicians, and singers. By J. B. Muns

By Muns, J. B

Berkeley (California), 1989     ¶ Only edition of this useful compendium, comprising some 430 facsimiles of the signatures of 334 composers etc, often dated. Scarce.   ||| Collation: In 16 (279 x 214 mm): Sixteen leaves, paginated [1-32] (ie, not paginated). Photo-offset from typescript original.  Illustration: Facsimiles.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: As new.  Reference: OCLC 21853340. .


Bibliographisches Handbuch der Sprachwörterbücher: Ein internationales Verzeichnis von 5600 Wörterbüchern der Jahre 1460-1958 für mehr als 500 Sprachen und Dialekte / An annotated bibliography of language dictionaries

By Zaunmüller, Wolfram

Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1958 ¶ ONLY EDITION of the best and still the standard international bibliography of dictionaries, long out of print. Another copy was sold at auction for $302.50 twelve years ago (1991). ||| Collation: In 8s (273 x 194 mm). Pp. xviii, 496 columns. Binding: Publisher's tan buckram gilt, dust-jacket. Reference: Balay Guide to reference books (1996) AC196 ("very useful"). Condition: A fine copy..


The medical library of Dr Meyer Friedman

By Friedman, Meyer, MD, 1910-2001

New York, 2001 ¶ Only edition of this landmark catalogue: "[In] a charged salesroom, the Medical Library of Dr. Meyer Friedman brought an outstanding $5.8 million, double its high estimate of $2.9 million. The combination of provenance, quality and rarity resulted in frenzied bidding on numerous occasions, driving many prices to multiples of their high estimates. The sale was 100% sold, with all of the top ten lots soaring above their high estimates, and all but one shattering their previous record[s] at auction. Highlighting the sale was . . . Harvey's 1628 Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis, which announced the discovery of the circulation of blood and sold for $748,250, far surpassing a high estimate of $400,000, and establishing a record for this work at auction." (Sotheby's.) Dr Friedman was responsible for the theory of 'type A' behavior and its links to heart disease. 176 lots. (Sale no. 7732.) ||| Collation: 270 x 211 mm: Pp [1-7] 8-154. Illustration: Numerous color and monochrome facsimiles and illustrations. Binding: Printed wrappers, pictorial dust-jacket. Condition: Fine. .


John Colet and Marsilio Ficino. By Sears Jayne

By Jayne, Sears Reynolds, b. 1920

Oxford: Oxford university press, 1963 ¶ FIRST EDITION. 'A study of J. Colet's copy of the Epistolae of Marsilio Ficino, including the original text with a translation of Colet's marginalia and of some correspondence between the two' (LC), together with a Bibliography of John Colet, pages [149]-159. ||| Collation: In 8s (246 x 186 mm): 92 leaves, paginated [i-ii blank] [iii-xii], [1-3] 4-172. Halftone frontispiece (two portraits), five halftone plates (seven figures on three leaves, mostly printed recto and verso). Binding: Publisher's blue cloth lettered in gilt. References: LCCN 63005309; OCLC 900390. Condition: Ex library. .


Ballet, 1582-1984: Three hundred books and manuscripts from the collection of Parmenia Migel Ekstrom. [By Stephen Weissman, Sarah Pogostin]

By Migel, Parmenia, 1908-1989

New York, 1990     ¶ Only edition of this important catalogue, including -- among other things -- nine books annotated by Alexandre Benois. 348 items, extensively annotated. Priced.  (Ximenes: Rare Books, Inc. Occasional list, no. 90.)   ||| Cover title.  Collation: 236 x 168 mm: Forty-eight leaves, paginated [1-96] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Eighteen full-page facsimiles.  Binding: Printed wrappers.  Condition: Fine.  Reference: OCLC 24292919 (MSU, OSU, Mississippi only).  < Fsms on pp [4 7 12 24 29 31 38 44 53 56 63 70 73 75 80 89 91 96]. >.


Vinland's saga recalled. By Laurence C. Witten II

By Witten, Laurence C., d. 1995

Offprint from: The Yale University library gazette (New Haven), volume 64, no. 1/2 (October 1989), 1989     Cover title.  Collation: 229 x 147 mm: Fifteen leaves, paginated 10 [10 bis] 11-37 [38].  Illustration: Full-page portrait, one facsimile.  Binding: Printed wrappers, yapp edges.  Condition: Fine.  Provenance: The author, ca 1990, with his printed compliments-slip laid in..


Three important medieval manuscripts from the collection of the late Dr Martin Bodmer. [Camilla Previté, expert; Christopher de Hamel, consultant]

By Sotheby's London 2005.07.05.) Bodmer, Martin, 1899-1971

London &c, 2005     ¶ Boethius ca 1000 ex Cockerell, the only complete Anglo-Saxon manuscript in private hands; Jerome and Bede ca 1100 ex Drury; and Virgil 1459 ex Phillipps, "Probably the finest Renaissance manuscript of any classical text in private hands, and one of the finest manuscripts of Virgil ever made". (Sale 5240, lots 80-82.)   ||| Collation: 270 x 210 mm: Twenty-eight leaves, paginated [1-5] 6-54 [55-56].  Illustration: Ten full-page and thirteen smaller color illustrations.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers lettered in gilt. Color-pictorial dust-jacket.  Condition : As new.  .


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