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[WOMAN PRINTER / ANIMAL RIGHTS]. Keeper's Travels in Search of his Master
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[WOMAN PRINTER / ANIMAL RIGHTS]. Keeper's Travels in Search of his Master

by Kendall, Edward Augustus

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Philadelphia: [Printed by Lydia R. Bailey for] Johnson & Warner, 1808. 12mo. vi, 87, [3] pp. Engraved frontispiece of a boy carrying his dog through the snow. Text evenly toned, minor wear to binding extremities, but AN EXCELLENT, UNSOPHISTICATED COPY IN ORIGINAL BOARDS, suitable for exhibition. PRINTED BY A PHILADELPHIA WOMAN; ONE OF THE FIRST BOOKS FROM HER PRESS. Our copy is preserved in outstanding unsophisticated condition. Considering that it a 212-year-old American children's book, this is a freak of "book nature." Early American edition of this endearing dog story for children, "crucially important in marking the great change in the representation of animals in literature, from the fabulous, the allegorical and the satirical to the naturalistic and the empathetic. By employing new narrative techniques for representing thought in fiction, Kendall pioneered writers' attempts to imagine and describe the experiences of animals. The story is of a dog who becomes lost and injured, and recounts… Read more
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[WWI]. Christmas MCMXIV - Belgian Uvar (i.e. WAR) Souvenir (caption title). With the cordial...
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[WWI]. "Christmas MCMXIV - Belgian Uvar (i.e. WAR) Souvenir" (caption title). "With the cordial thanks of the poor children of Antwerp to their kind hearted Comrades of the United States for their nice Christmas presents

by Children of Antwerp

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Antwerp, 1914. Broadsheet leaflet (280 x 185 mm). With the arms of Antwerp and the arms of the Plantin Press at the foot. Creased along fold, soiling and browning. Good condition. WWI CHRISTMAS 1914 LEAFLET from Belgian children to "the Children of the United States" USING "THE OLD ORIGINAL TYPES OF CHRISTOPHORUS PLANTINUS (1514-1589)." A remarkable survival. As the German soldiers moved through (neutral) Belgium en route to capture Paris, they confiscated the food supply; civilians, especially children, were brought to starvation or quite near to it. In order to feed its people, the Belgian government appealed to the people of the United States for humanitarian aid. In response, a large number of Americans young and old sent funds and food to the beleaguered Belgian people. Here we have an original instrument sent from the children of Belgium thanking the Americans and their children for "their nice Christmas presents." This expression of thanks bears the original signatures of three persons (no… Read more
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[WWI GERMAN PSY-OPS]. Dear Tommy, Thanks for the loan of this ground, it served its purpose. Now...
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[WWI GERMAN PSY-OPS]. "Dear Tommy, Thanks for the loan of this ground, it served its purpose. Now you are welcome to have it back. FRITZ

by Original WWI German Psychological Operations Leaflet

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Germany (?), n.d. (but WWI era). Leaflet printed on thin paper, recto only, measuring approximately 8 1/4 inches by approximately 6 1/2 inches, single fold, torn around edges, staining at the top. WORDS AS SWORDS, HASTILY PRINTED ON CHEAP PAPER: PSYCHOLOGICAL WEAPONS IN THE TRENCHES. An astonishing WWI relic of Germany's Psy-Ops on Allied troops, this battered leaflet was carefull left for an Allied soldier on the battlefield. It was in "The Great War" that modern psychological operations began, resulting from faster and more efficient printing, and the ability to distribute propaganda leaflets by airplane to enemy soldiers and civilians alike. We have seen reference to two other examples of our leaflet: both were found by Allied soldiers inside trenches that the German army had just vacated, in other words: NOT scattered randomly by air, but "delivered by hand" to -- and from -- unknown enemies. A "sister" leaf is at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: it was printed on the same type of paper and… Read more
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[Watercolor] Girl with demonic mask
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[Watercolor] Girl with demonic mask

by Anonymous artist

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S.l., n.d. (20th century). Watercolor on paper. Matted (visible 163 x 83 mm) and framed (257 x 150 mm). This weird and wonderful watercolor may be something we will forever regret selling at any price. It is unsigned, but clearly by an artist of considerable imagination. We find the image compelling and highly curious: in the shadow only one hand is holding the mask, and yet the girl is firmly grasping it with two. What is the significance of this demonic mask, and why would a girl be presenting it above her head, in a manner that could almost be described as ritualistic? The child seems to gaze away from the viewer, but who - or what - is she looking at? We unable to explain our fascination with this watercolor. For those who are similarly ensorcelled: no explanation is required.
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The Way to Christ Discovered and Described
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The Way to Christ Discovered and Described

by BOEHME, Jacob (1575-1624)

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Bath: S. Hazard for T. Mills, 1775. 8vo. xvii, [3], 445, [1] pp. Modern full calf, red morocco spine label. Displeasing glue residue in gutter margin of first blank and title-page, both of which are a little browned, age-toning throughout (not objectionable); top edge of textblock with stain near the head-cap which did not permeate through the text itself. Provenance: Mary Knowles (contemporary signature on title - see below). A good copy, with faults, and priced accordingly. Was the "Mary Knowles" who first owned this 18th-century English translation of Boehme's first work the same as the well known English Quaker, mystic, poet, feminist, and abolitionist, namely Mary (Morris) Knowles (1733-1807). While we have been unable to procure an autograph of Mary Morris Knowles with which to compare the two signatures, if she did not own this particular copy of Boehme, it is almost certain that she had in her library at least one of Boehme's texts. This edition was published by Thomas Mills (ca. 1735-1820),… Read more
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Western Manuscripts and Miniatures
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Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

by Sotheby's

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London: Sotheby's, 1990. Softcover. Very Good. Date of sale: June 19, 1990. Quarto, 131 entries illustrated in black and white and color. Important catalogue accompanying the auction of 131 lots of important examples of European manuscripts and miniatures. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color.
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The Whole Booke of David's Psalmes [Book of Psalms]
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The Whole Booke of David's Psalmes [Book of Psalms]

by [Scottish Binding]

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London: Printed by T[homas] C[otes] for the Company of Stationers, 1635. Very good. 16mo. Collation: A-2E8, COMPLETE. 439, [9] pp. Final two gatherings waterstained, fols. E3 and R5 partially torn away with loss of some shoulder notes. Bound in contemporary British (Scottish?) brown calf, lacking first binder's blank, worn and shaken but unsophisticated. Preserved in a brown cloth case. Early Scottish bindings are rare, and the paucity of published examples renders the identification of particular workshops extremely difficult, in some instances -- as here -- nearly impossible. In time, as more Scottish examples are discovered and published, the present binding could certainly be linked to others. Whereas the forwarding of the present binding is good, the finishing is decidedly provincial (the design on the front cover is more like an off-axis parallelogram). That all the edges of the textblock are gilt attests to the fact that this was an expensive commission for the binder. We believe that he was… Read more
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The Wicker Colossus of the Druids (extracted from The Complete English Traveller by Nathaniel...
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The Wicker Colossus of the Druids (extracted from "The Complete English Traveller" by Nathaniel Spencer (pseud. Robert Sanders)

by Anonymous Artist

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London: printed for J. Cooke, 1771. First Edition. Very good. Engraved print, framed behind glass. Print size: 215 x 133 mm, slightly cropped affecting several letters. Frame size: 342 x 263 mm. Slight foxing, some browning along edges, upper left corner slightly curled in. A striking 18th century engraving of a great and terrible Wicker Man. It would appear that an image of the iconic Wicker Man first appeared in print in 1610 with the publication of John Selden's "Jani Anglorum." We find it again in Aylett Sammes's "Britannia Antiqua Illustrata" (1676), which clearly influenced the anonymous artist of the present engraving -- and many others who followed. It is believed that so-called Wicker Man statues were ritually burned by the ancient Druids; that they were at times filled with human sacrifices may be an early modern fabrication. The caption of our print promotes these wild and terrifying claims: "The Wicker Colossus of the Druids, wherein Malefactors, Prisoners of War, and sometimes Innocent… Read more
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William Caxton (1424-1491)
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William Caxton (1424-1491)

by Plomer, William R.

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New York: Burt Franklin, 1968. Very good. 8o. 195 pp. With a frontispiece portrait of William Caxton, and Original buckram. NOT ex-library! Groundbreaking approach to a biography of England's first printer, based on the evidence, and not mythology. First published in 1925, this is the facsimile reprint on "long-life paper." Plomer (1856-1928) writes with authority, having been Assistant Keeper at the British Museum (Library) and one of the foremost bibliographers in Britain at that time.
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[Women Bookbinders]. Germaine De Coster, Hélène Dumas. Reliures 1935-1980
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[Women Bookbinders]. Germaine De Coster, Hélène Dumas. Reliures 1935-1980

by Guignard, Jacques (author). De Coster, Germaine (designer). Dumas, Hélène (binder)

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Paris: [Imprimerie CD for] Librairie Auguste Blaizot et al Société des Amis de la Reliure Originale, 1981. First Edition. Near Fine. Oblong folio. Unbound in sheets as issued, printed on Papier Romana pale green. Illustrated with 33 photographs (sic) of which 14 are in color and19 in b/w, all by Studio Chevojon and Alain Lefèvre. Introduction by Jacques Guignard (1912-1980), esteemed Conservateur en chef de la Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. Original salmon-colored wrappers designed by De Coster and printed in relief by Jacques Frelaut on thick paper with deckled edges (spine sunned), original plexiglass etui slipcase. EDITION STRICTLY LIMITED TO 100 COPIES, SIGNED BY BOTH ARTISTS. Working together for more than 50 years, Germaine de Coster and Helene Dumas jointly created an oeuvre which has few parallels in the history of modern bookbinding. This is the catalogue raisonne of the De Coster-Dumas partnership from the beginning up to 1980: described herein are 270 artistic bindings, their contents,… Read more
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Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance
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Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance

by Jardine, Lisa

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New York: Doubleday, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good/Very good. Octavo, 470 pages, original cloth with dustjacket. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color. The flowering of civilization, the rebirth of classical scholarship, and the emergence of some of the greatest artists and thinkers the world has known: this is the traditional view of the Renaissance. In this lively, provocative, and wholly absorbing new book, Lisa Jardine offers a radical new interpretation, arguing that the creation of culture during the Renaissance was inextricably tied to the creation of wealth.
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