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Francis Bacon; A bibliography of his works and Baconiana to the year 1750

By Gibson, Reginald Walter

Oxford: at the Scrivener press, 1950 -- ONLY EDITION of the standard bibliography. Numerous facsimiles.. Quarter cloth, printed boards. Near fine.. In 8s (280 x 219 mm). Pp. xvii, 369.


La métaphysique de l'art

By Lengrand, Jean-Michel, b. 1955

Venlo (The Netherlands): Uitgeverij Van Spijk, 1995 ¶ ONLY EDITION of the only monograph on the paintings of Jean-Michel Lengrand (1955– ), a contemporary French artist working mainly in oils on panel and employing materials and techniques descended from those of the Netherlandish masters of the fifteenth century; SIGNED by the artist. His work is almost unknown in the book world — and in America —; and yet a remarkably large number of his pictures will be OF EXCEPTIONAL INTEREST TO BOOKMEN: These include richly anthropomorphic portraits of writers (La Fontaine), scientists (Newton, Linnaeus, Darwin), and at least one printer (Gutenberg); subjects from Classical and early modern literature (Circe, Quixote) and fables (‘The wolf and the lamb’); and ‘archetypes’ in which books themselves appear as the elements of composition (Babel as a tower of books, the Ark built entirely of books). Lengrand is no illustrator; but rather he creates a parallel universe of epochal books and their authors. The artist himself designs the frames for most of his pictures; and at least two of these frames (for Gutenberg and Cantor) are modelled in the form of bookbindings. Preface by Jacques van Rijn; text (by Lengrand) in French, English, and Dutch. ISBN 906216174X; KB 5076930; LCCN 96156629; OCLC 35026079. ¶ Out of print, and already VERY SCARCE. The only other copy recorded in North America is in the Library of Congress (where it is miscatalogued under Rijn). Not in Frick, Getty, Harvard, or MMA.   < NB: 2004.10.01 StevesFineBooks = Steve Sanders {}, PO Box 101, Portland, Oregon 97207) offers anr cy, lax dj, /Amazon zShops 10/1/04, $447! >. First edition.. Publisher's green cloth gilt, . A fine copy.. In 8s (255 × 254 mm). Pp. 215..


William Bligh, extraordinary seaman: A look at his life and times. An exhibition held by the Earl & Countess of Devon in their home during Maritime England Year, 1982

By Bligh, William, 1754-1817)

London &c: The Pitcairn Press, 1982     ¶ ONLY EDITION, representing an extraordinary loan-exhibition of Bligh relics, artifacts, paintings, engravings, manuscripts, &c, assembled by Stephen Walters and held at Powderham near Exmouth; with an introduction by Lady Devon and a foreword by Rose Pepys, Bligh's great-great-great-great-granddaughter.  Out of print and already VERY SCARCE. Only one copy is recorded in any American library (in the Pacific Collection of the University of Hawaii, Manoa).   ||| Collation: 210 x 147 mm: Pp [1-4] 5-49 [50]. Thirty-three color halftone illustrations (one folding), fourteen black-and-white halftone illustrations.  Binding: Publisher's color-pictorial wrappers.  Conditon: Fine.  Reference: OCLC 29415187.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..


William Blake's relief inventions

By Blake, William, 1757-1827.) Essick, Robert N

Los Angeles: The press of the pegacycle lady (Patrick Reagh), for William & Victoria Dailey, 1978 ¶ ONLY EDITION of the first book printed by Patrick Reagh, one of 365 numbered copies. This copy is numbered "233" and INSCRIBED ". . . in friendship, Bob Essick February 1992". ||| Collation: In 4s (304 x 227 mm untrimmed): 24 leaves, paginated [i-ii blank] [1-8] 9-32 [33-41] [42-46 blank]. Eight full-page facsimiles. Binding: Publisher's quarter art vellum, slate-blue boards. Condition: Near fine, the covers slightly sunned as usual.. First Edition.