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The Story of Nefrekepta, from a Demotic Papyrus

by MURRAY, Gilbert

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Published
1911
Edition
First Edition
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AU$128.56

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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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Das Podium.; Künstlergesten aus dem Concertsaal

by SPIRO, Eugen

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Published
1906
Edition
Limited Edition
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AU$2,203.80

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Berlin, 1906. Limited Edition. Lithographiert von Eugen Spiro.. Master musicians of Berlin Beautiful collection of lithographic portraits of famous European singers and musicians of the turn of the century, with each plate individually signed by the artist. Eugen Spiro was born in Breslau in 1874 and worked as a landscape and portrait artist in Germany and later… Read more
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Shakespeare's Sonnets

by MITCHELL, Keith

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Published
1979
Edition
First Edition
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AU$330.57

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Melbourne: Lansdowne Editions, 1979. First Edition. Kieth Mitchell. Collection of twelve of Shakespeare's finest sonnets selected by the great Shaekspearian actor, Keith Mitchell. Limited edition of five hundred copies numbered and signed by the artist. 'What is your substance, whereof are you made, that millions of strange shadows on you tend? Since every one hath, every one, one… Read more
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Falbalas and Franfreluches

by Barbier, George

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$11,019.00

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Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Frippery and Finery: Fashion Diaries) represents a literary and artistic collaboration of unusual elegance and sophistication. French illustrator, George Barbier (1882 -… Read more
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The Ackymals

by WILLIAMSON, Henry

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Published
1929
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AU$202.02

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San Francisco: Printed by James and Cecil Johnson at the Windsor Press, 1929. LINKS, Julian. Numbered limited edition of 225 copies signed by the author, of which this is number 88. The Ackymals is one of Williamson's short, standalone pieces of fiction from a prolific body of work that extends to well over fifty titles. James and Cecil Johnson… Read more
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Japanese Art. A phase in colour-prints

by BARNETT, P. Neville

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Published
1953
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AU$1,652.85

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Sydney: Privately Printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. Standard de-luxe edition of 160 copies (total issue of 200 copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a fine copy. A remarkable published celebration of the Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock tradition, lovingly prepared by Neville Barnett in a strictly limited edition of 160 copies. This is the last book published… Read more
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Japanese Art. a phase in colour-prints

by BARNETT, P. Neville

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Published
1953
Edition
First Edition
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AU$1,359.01

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Sydney: Privately printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. First Edition. Standard de-luxe edition of one hundred and sixty copies (total issue of two hundred copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a near fine copy. As a publisher, Percy Nevillle Barnett insisted upon the finest materials, with elegant type cut in Europe and printed on paper handmade… Read more
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L'Habitation Forcee

by KIPLING, Rudyard

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Published
1921
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AU$3,122.05

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Paris: Editions Rene Kieffer, 1921. KING, Jessie M.. Rare French edition of Kipling's story decorated with twenty-nine hand-coloured pochoir plates by leading Scottish book illustrator, Jessie King (1875-1949). Of particular interest is the remarkable snakeskin binding by Rene Kieffer (1875-1964) with matched oval gilt blocked cameos of lovers, designed by Kieffer in collaboration with the modernist tastemaker and artist,… Read more
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ABC Book of All Nations

by [World Syndicate Publishing Co.]

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Cleveland: The World Syndicate Publishing Co. An alphabet book picturing children from all around the world in their national costumes. Folio, a very good copy. Rare.
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Songs and Verses selected from the Works of Edmund Waller

by WALLER, Edmund

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Published
1902
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Sussex: Pear Tree Press, 1902. Edmund Waller (1606-1687) was respected for his command of language and prowess as an orator. The romantic poems featured in this rare edition are among his more sensitive works and form a pleasing contrast to the Royalist verse penned during the English Civil war. The present edition is limited to 300 copies and is… Read more
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A to Z.

by KINGSTON, Peter

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Published
1991
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Sydney: Whaling Road Press, 1991. Peter Kingston. A deluxe ABC of phobias including Bibliophobia, Logophobia and Xenophobia. Peter Kingston is an Australian artist and the creator of several exceptional artist's books. His work is in the Australian National Gallery, the Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Bank and many other private and public collections. Signed limited edition of 20, bound… Read more
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Les Confidences Libertines

by PAUL-MARGUERITTE, Lucie

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Published
1922
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AU$550.95

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Paris: L'Édition, 1922. Marcel Francois. An attractive work of French erotica, with art deco illustrations by Marcel Francois. One of only twelve examples printed on Japon Impérial, of which this is number seven. Edition limited, bound in original printed wrappers, 145 mm x 225 mm, 112 pages, 2 full page and many intricate coloured vignettes throughout, uncut; a fine… Read more
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An Herbarium for the Fair

by SHAW-LAWRENCE, Betty & FASSAM, Thomas

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Published
1949
Edition
First Edition
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AU$404.03

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London: Printed by the Ditchling Press for the Hand and Flower Press, 1949. First Edition. Being a book of common herbs with etchings by Betty Shaw Lawrence together with curious notes on their histories and uses for the furtherance of loveliness and love by Thomas Fassam. Edition of 260 numbered copies signed by Thomas Fassam. Small quarto, half brown… Read more
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Of Queen's Gardens

by RUSKIN, John

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Published
1902
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AU$367.30

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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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The Pierrot of the Minute

by DOWSON, Ernest

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Published
1932
Edition
Limited Edition
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AU$183.65

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San Francisco: Printed by Cecil and James Johnson at the Windsor Press, 1932. Limited Edition. ANGELO, Valenti. With a delicate decorated frontispiece by Valenti Angelo. Edition of 150 copies. Slim octavo, original papered boards, old bookseller's stamp on front endpaper, a near-fine copy of an elegant production.
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Grains de Poivre

by [AGHION, Janine] TOUSSAINT, Franz

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Published
1927
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Paris: Andre Delpeuch, 1927. AGHION, Janine. Deluxe Pochoir Edition. The deluxe pochoir edition of Toussaint's erotic Middle Eastern Tales superbly illustrated in Art Deco style by Janine Aghion. Bound in original printed wrappers, 185mm x 260mm, 160 pages, handmade Marais vellum paper, uncut, 8 pochoir illustrations by Janine Aghion and line drawings throughout; edition limited to 450 copies; a… Read more
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The Growth of Love

by [PRIVATE PRESS] BRIDGES, Robert

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Published
1890
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Oxford: H. Daniel, 1890. Gilt Morocco. Edition limited to one hundred copies. 'They that in play can do the thing they would Having an instinct throned in reasons place/ -And every perfect action hath the grace Of indolence or thoughtless hardihood- These are the best: yet be there workmen good Who lose in earnestness control of… Read more
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The Golden Octopus. Legends of the South Seas

by [YOUNG, Blamire] Hastings, Viscount

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Published
1928
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AU$146.92

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London: Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, 1928. YOUNG, Blamire. First edition, limited to 750 copies. Housed in decorative Batik paper boards and printed on rich cotton rag, with spirited colour plates by Blamire Young. The author, Viscount Hastings, studied under Diego Rivera and was the 16th Earl of Huntingdon. Quarto, twelve tipped-in colour plates (including frontispiece); original decorated papered boards… Read more
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Ten Fables with twenty one illustrations by Rachel Russell

by [RUSSELL, Rachel] STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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Published
1928
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Chelsea: Swan Press, 1928. Rachel Russell. This attractive edition of Stevenson's fables is a pleasure to behold: the type is beautifully set amidst Russell's striking woodcut vignettes and this edition is printed in a large paper format with generous margins. Limited edition of 250 copies, printed in Baskerville type on hand-made paper. Large slim octavo, quarter cloth and patterned… Read more
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La Maison du Retour Écœurant

by MAC-ORLAN, Pierre

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Published
1929
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AU$550.95

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Paris: René Kieffer Editeur, 1929. BRAUN, G.. Limited edition No. 1 of 50 printed on Papier du Japon. Illustrated by G. Braun, a dazzling gemoetric cover with Art-Deco borders on every page. Mac-Orlan's "The House of Sickening Return" was an early influence on French polymath Boris Vian. A stylish publication, the twentieth title in the L'Amour des Livres collection,… Read more
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