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The Story of Nefrekepta, from a Demotic Papyrus

by MURRAY, Gilbert

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Published
1911
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First Edition
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Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1911. First Edition. Florence Kate Kingsford Cockerell. First edition: an Egyptian fragment translated by Gilbert Murray. The classicist explains in his preface that "the origin of this tale is in Demotic Egyptian, in prose, on a fragmentary papyrus dated 'the first month of winter, in the fifteenth year' of some king unnamed. Palaeographical evidence suggests some… Read more
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image of A RUMI ANTHOLOGY; Containing Selected Poems from THE MATHAVI and the DIVAN OF SHAMS OF TABRIZ by the Great Persian Sufi Poet Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi 1207 -1273 AD

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Tehran: Farhang sara (Yassavoli) Publications, 1995. Limited Edition. Limited edition of 1000 copies. English text by Karim Emami. With 18 full-colour original illustrations by Master Majid Mehregan, Reza Bidabadi, Abdollah Hajivand and Sahameh Ebn-Nasir. Calligraphy by Seyed Mohammad Ehsa'i. Compiled by Bahman Parsa. Introduction in Farsi and English by Jamal Al Ahmad. Beshnow aznei chun hekdyat mikonad … Read more
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Morte D'Arthur

by TENNYSON, Alfred Lord

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Published
1912
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London: Chattto & Windus, 1912. SANGORSKI, Alberto. A superb first print edition of Alfred Lord Tennyson's elaborate illuminated manuscript. Delicately produced by the Graphic Engraving Company, this volume retains the freshness and vigour of the original with luscious colour and gilt detailing. Quarto, decorated papered boards, twenty-four leaves reproduced on Japonese vellum; "mart j. ferguson 1931" previous owner's old… Read more
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image of Clair de Lune and Other Troubadour Romances by Michael West; pictured by Evelyn Paul with music by Alfred Mereer

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Coventry: Printed by W.W. Curtis at the Cheylesmore Press for George G. Harrap, 1913. Paul, Evelyn. A splendid collection of French medieval romances in a decorated edition using ornaments and designs from the illuminated manuscript tradition. Small quarto, original gilt-decorated cloth with pictorial onlay, decorated title page, full-page colour plates and numerous smaller mounted colour plates throughout, generously decorated… Read more
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The Old Book: A Medieval Anthology

by HARTLEY, Dorothy

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Published
1930
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London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Hartley. Signed limited edition, printed on Japanese vellum; this is number 29 of 1350 copies. This copy bears a presentation inscription in English and Hebrew to Dr. Robert Wallace, Vice-Chancellor of the University, from Rabbi Falk, September 1936. Rabbi Falk's immense literary collection is now housed in the Rabbi L. A. Falk Memorial Library… Read more
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Morte D'Arthur

by TENNYSON, Alfred Lord

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Published
1912
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London: Chattto & Windus, 1912. SANGORSKI, Alberto. A high-quality facsimile of the famous King Arthur tale retaining the freshness and vigour of the original manuscript illuminated by Alberto Sangorski (1862 -1932). Quarto, decorated papered boards, twenty-four leaves reproduced on Japonese vellum; "mart j. ferguson 1931" previous owner's old calligraphic inscription on front endpaper, a lovely clean copy with the… Read more
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Of Queen's Gardens

by RUSKIN, John

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Published
1902
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Edinburgh: Printed by the Ballantyne Press for George Allen, 1902. In this exquisitely well-printed book, Ruskin eloquently discusses the proper education of women, among other things. Drawing examples from literature and poetry, from the work of romantic poets like Dante Rosetti and great playwrights like William Shakespeare, Ruskin argues for the moral superiority of the fairer sex, and, at… Read more
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image of Lessons in the Art of Illuminating.;  A series of examples selected from works in the British Museum, Lambeth Palace Library and the South Kensington Museum

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London: Blackie & Son, 1880. Contains technical information regarding the process of illumination such as pens, brushes, suitable inks and drawing surfaces. Quarto, publishers' ornate gilt decorated green cloth, 8 full-page tipped colour plates and additional line drawings; foxing throughout, a few spots affect the back board, a very good copy of this attractive book.
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