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    Gnosis on the Silk Road: Gnostic Texts from Central Asia by Klimkeit, Hans-Joachim [Translator]

    San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1993. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo (medium). xx, 405 p.p. Light rubbing to jacket edges Boards clean, very little rubbing. Small bruising to spine ends. Otherwise in very good condition and extensive collection of parables, hymns, prayers from Centrail Asia from Iranian and Turkish texts.


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    CAD $910.00

    A Fashionable Caricature or the Proverbs of Our Ancestors, Prophetically Descriptive of the Most Distinguished Personages in the Present Age of the Court, the Senate, the Army, the Navy, the Bar, the City, and the Theatres by Thiselton, William Matthew

    [London]: Printed for W. Thiselton, Circulating Library 37, 1792. Hardcover. Very Good. 18mo. [Date at end of 'Advertisement', second leaf after title-page, Feb. 5, 1792.] Mottled brown calf with quarterbound in recently rebacked tan calf. Black leather spine-label. Marbled brown endpapers. Frontispiece, [62] unnumbered pages. 18mo Bound in 6s. Two bookplates of Lt. Colonel Victor de Guinzbourg on recto and verso of front free endpaper. Rubbing and chafing to boards, edges. Tips in green. Corners slightly bruised. Square chip to lower rear corner previously repaired. Monogram to middle of front pastedown. Small tear to lower corner of leaf D. Light foxing. Offsetting from Frontispiece to title-page. A very good copy. ESTC: T230095.


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    The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Proverbs. by Simpson, John with Speake, Jennifer

    Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1982. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. 256 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    Doctrinal de Juan del Pueblo by Sacristan, Fermin

    Madrid: Viuda E Hijos de Murillo, 1907. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. 1907-1911. Tall 8vo. Quarter bound in calf with tan buckram boards. Title in gilt on spine, raised bands. Two volumes in one.. Vol. 1: xv, 17-370 p.p.; Vol. 2: 388 p.p., incl. index. Second volume dated 1911.Tight boards. Some rubbing and bumped edges, with stain on front and rear board. Pages yellowing. Otherwise in near fine condition. A scarce copy of multilingual proverbs and sayings in literature on adversity, love, goodness, and beauty.


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    A dictionary of English phrases with illustrative sentences by Chiu, Kwong Ki

    New York: A.S. Barnes & Co, 1881. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo (medium). xx, 915 p.p. Original green cloth binding. Frontispiece of author. Bookplate from Lt. Colonel V.S.M. de Guinzbourg. De Guinzbourg served in the United States Army in World War II, he was governor of the National Counter Intelligence, and was a staff interpreter and as executive officer in the United Nations. Some discolouration to edges of boards. Very light rubbing to extremities. Cracking front inner hinge. Light wear to page edges. Interior clean, no marks and no signs of foxing or browning. This book serves as a dictionary, explaining commonly used English phrases as well as a selection of English and Chinese proverbs and maxims.


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    Proverbial Philosophy: in Four Series, Now First Complete Including the Fiftieth edition of the two First Series (Moxton's Popular Poets) by Tupper, Martin F

    London: Ward Lock & Co.. No Date. Late 19th Century. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Nicely decorated tan boards with only a hint of wear to spine ends. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 456 pages. Part of 'The People's Standard Library' series. . Reprint. Hardback.


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    Sprüchwörterbuch in Sechs Sprachen, Deutsch, Englische, Latein, Italienisch, Französisch und Ungerisch by Von Gaal Georg

    Wien: Friedrich Volke, 1830. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Contemporary leather backed boards, inscribed "from the author". 324pp, 1808 entries, a few marginal notes in pencil. Scarce. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Language & Linguistics; proverbs; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 045935.


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    Proverbios Morales by Guajardo-Fafardo, Alonso

    Seville: Carlos De Torres y Daza, 1888. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. 12mo (7" x 7.5"). xi, 55 p.p. Half-bound morocco, paper boards. AEG. Marbled boards and endpapers. Some rubbing to corners. In Spanish. Limited edition, copy number 50 out of 100. Preface dated 1888 written by a descendant of the author. Bookplate by de Guinzbourg to endpapers. No marks to interior. A fine copy of book. There are four copies of this edition in World Cat.


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    Marking the Land: a Collection of Bush Wisdom and Humour (Signed by Woldendorp) by Dibble, Brian & Evans, Jim [Edited by]; Photographs byRichard Woldendorp

    Crawley: University of Western Australia Press. 2005. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy which looks almost new. Lovely colour photographs by acclaimed landscape photographer, Richard Woldendorp. Signed by Richard Woldendorp on the title page. 98 pages The Editors have collected bush sayings over many years and from all over the place including newspapers, advertisements, songs, books, colleagues and friends. . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    Scratches in the Margin Wisdom from the Celtic Tradition by Mor, Caiseal

    Sydney: Random House Australia. 1996. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good+ condition in Very Good+ Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with black & white Celtic designs. Unpaginated Compiled from notes scratched by Celtic scribes in margins of illuminated manuscripts together with quotations from old texts, traditional poems and oaths. . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    The Dictionary Series: Dictionary of Word Origins, Dictionary of English Down the Ages, Dictionary of Proverbs, Dictionary of Idioms (4 Volumes in Slipcase) by Flavell, Linda & Roger

    London: Kyle Books. 2011. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near fine condition in a very good slipcase. A very nice copy. The cardboard slipcase is a little worn at lower edge. . Reprint. Softcover.


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    CAD $100.00

    Libros Humildes: Dos Refraneros Del Año 1541 by Pérez, Juan B. Sánchez (compiler)

    Madrid: Pérez, Juan B. Sánchez, 1944. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo (royal). Limited edition of 100 copies. 168, [9] pp.The book contains sayings from the year 1541, in Spanish. Printed by J. Cosano. Bookplate of Lt. Col. Victor De Guinzbourg [1906 - 1976] , an American military attaché to the United Nations who spoke around 10 languages and liked to collect proverbs. Some pages uncut. Pages lightly browned. Very light rubbing to edges. One page torn slightly at fore-edge. Otherwise book in very good condition.


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    CAD $1,075.00

    Phaedri Fabulae, et Publii Syri Sentiae by Phaedrus, Gaius Julius; Syrus Publilius

    Paris: Ex Typographia Regia, 1729. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 18mo. Red Morocco binding decoratively tooled with gilt. A.e.g. with sewn silk bookmark [4] 86 p.p. Includes engraved frontispiece. Seperate half-title for Syrus [his work starts on p. 75] continuous pagination. From the library of [Victor] Leon Rattier [1824-1902], his red and gilt seal stamped on verso of front free endpaper. Rattier was made Chevalier in 1861, upon receiving the Legion d'honneur, the highest award for military and or civil merits in France. Bookplate of former United Nations interpreter [Victor] de Guinzbourg on front pastedown endpaper. Light scuffs to boards. A small stain to lower front board. Some wear to spine ends, gentle bruising to corners. Sproadic foxing. Interior clean, near fine. Gaius Julius Phaedrus (1 CE) was a fable writer credited with completing the first latin translation of Aesop's fables. Publilius Syrus (84-43 BC) wrote proverbs, adages, and moral maxims.


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    Steps to the Crown by Waite, Arthur Edward. 1857-1942

    Covent Garden, London: Philip Welby, 1907. Hardcover. Very Good. 4.5" x 7" Cloth. Top edges gilt. [2] works by the author, xvi, 230 p.p. plus [4] p.p. ads. Inscribed by Waite on half-title "To: T. Michael Pope, with warmest regards from the author." Some soiling to boards with rubbing to edges and extremities. Spine darkened, rubbed. Bottom corners slightly bumped. Light foxing throughout. Some sporadic pencil markings in the margins highlighting certain passages. Pages are trimmed, not affecting text. Light offsetting to endpapers. Else a very good copy of a lesser known work by mystical and occult writer Arthur Edward Waite [1857-1942]. A member of the Golden Dawn from 1891 until 1914, Waite wrote several books on ceremonial magic, alchemy, and mysticism. His work, The Book of Black Magic and Pacts [originally published in 1898, and distributed under the title, The Book of Ceremonial Magic in 1910] had inspired a young Aleister Crowley. Waite is also famous for being the co-creator of the Raider-Waite Tarot Deck that was published with his book, Pictorial Key to the Tarot in 1910. Steps to the Crown is divided into four parts: The Fashions of this World, Thresholds of many Sanctuaries, Shadows of Secret Light, and Consolations of the Greater Law. The aphorisms range from love, spirituality, morality, nature, and dreams to "express the moods of the mind almost in that language which belongs to symbolism..." [preface].


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    1200 Russian Proverbs by Langnas, Isaac A

    New York: Philisophical Library, 1960. Paper Boards. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 91 p.p. Paper Boards. Scratching to corners and ends of dust-jacket. Small tears to corners of dust-jacket as well. Bumping to extremities of boards. Inscription to rear endpaper. Bookplate by C.B. Farrar to front endpaper. Otherwise clean, a fine copy of book.


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    CAD $450.00

    Thesaurus Documentorum Moralium...Schat Van Zedespreuken En Lessen...Tressor De Sentences et De Maximes Morales puisees dans differens auteurs tant facres que profanes, & traduites du latin en vers Francois by T'Serstevens, Franciscum

    Bruxellis: Franciscum T'Serstevens, 1755. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Two Vols. Full calf. Raised bands, with gilt floral motifs on spine. Vol I: [16] 348 p.p. (A-L); Vol II: 349-676 p.p., (M-Z) plus [12] p.p. index and table. Lacking front fly-leaf in Vol. I. Bookplate of Lt. Colonel V.S.M. de Guinzbourg in both books on front pastedown endpapers. Wear to joints. Corners bumped, worn and frayed at tips. Light rubbing, scuffs to boards and spine ends. Sporadic foxing. Small circular dent and abrasion to upper rear board of Vol. I.. Dried dampstain to lower front pastedown endpaper and small tears to front free endpaper in Vol. I. Otherwise in very good condition. Contains an A-Z list of phrases and moral maxims.


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    Tell Me Fi True. A Collection of Jamaican Proverbs. With Translations by Huie, Bari

    Scarborough: Bargergol Corporation, 1993. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 5.5" x 8.5" First Printing. 32 p.p. Rubbing and scuffing to covers, edges. Previous owner note in pen on front and rear inner covers. Otherwise in very good condition.


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    Apophthegmata Ex Probatis Graece Latinaeque Linguae Scriptoribus by Lycosthenese, Conrad

    Coloniae: Lazari Zetzneri, 1603. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. With Parabolarum Sive Similitudinum. Coloniae: Lazari Zetzneri, 1603. With seperate title-page and pagination. Modern black wraps over boards. Title on paper spine label. Bookplate of former United Nations staff interpreter Lt. Colonel Victor de Guinzbourg on front pastedown. Woodcut vignette and early ownership signature on title-page. Book I: [16] 844 p.p.; Book II: [16] 143 p.p., [5 p.p. index]. Conrad Lycosthenese [1518-1561] was a humanist and encyclopedist born in Alsace. The present two books are a collection of apothegms, porverbs, and parables from ancient Greek and Roman writers and philosophers. Rubbing and small tears to wrappers. Trimming to edges. Several leaves cut at top margins towards end of book two, with loss to text and page numbers, starting on p. 85. Lacks endpapers. Otherwise a very good copy.


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    El Espiritu De Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra o La Filosofia De Este Grande Ingenio. Presentada en Máximas, Reflexiones, Moralidades y Agudezas de Todas Especies y Sobre Todos los Asuntos más Importantes de la Vida Civil.. by Cervantes, Miguel De; Arrieta, D. Augustin Garcia

    Madrid: Jose Del Ojo Gomez, 1885. Hardcover. Fine. 32mo. New Edition. Text in Spanish. Quarter bound marbled green leather over green buckram boards. Title in gilt on red spine label. Top edge in red, with red marbled endpapers. Ejemplar num. 198 p.p. Bookplate of Lt. Colonel V.S.M. de Guinzbourg on front pastedown endpaper. Owner inscription on half-title. Some trimming to bottom pages. The bottom right tip of p. 69 clipped, but text unaffected. Head and tail of spine lightly worn, with light wear to bands and joints. Small chip to head of rear joint to spine. Light rubbing to edges and corners of boards, otherwise a fine copy. Palau, m-98335. Maxims, Reflections, and Moralities excerpted from the writings of Cervantes on a variety of subjects.


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    CAD $540.00

    Les Bonnes Responses a tous propos Italien & Francois; livre fort plaisant et delectable, auquel est contenu grand nombre de Proverbs et sentences joyeusus...Traduite d'italienne en nostre vulgate Francois by [Bellero, Giovanni]

    Paris: Chez Pierre Menier, 1609. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo [3" x 4.5"]. Later period red calf binding framed with gilt. Inner edges dentelle A.e.g. Marbled endpapers. [80] leaves. Collation: A - K8. Bookplate of De Guinzbourg on front pastedown endpaper. Light wear and rubbing to spine ends and corners. Small stain on front board. Some scuffing to boards. Closed tear to head of title page previously repaired. Name and publisher scratched on title page affecting text. Sporadic stains and light foxing. Pages trimmed, but not affecting text. Tight binding. Interior clean. Near fine. A nice collection of Italian proverbs translated into French in alphabetical order. Name given from Barbier as Giovanni Bellero.


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