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        Sedigh leven, daghelycks broodt'. Met korte jaer-langhe dicht-stichtighe spreuck-beelden, tot deughden voedsel uytghedeylt.Leuven, Everaert de Witte, 1639. Oblong 8vo (8 x 13.5 cm). Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Bibl. Belgica IV, p. 809; Bibl. cath. Neerl. impr. 9254; STCN (4 copies, of which 3 incomplete); cf. Dehennin (ed.), Puteanus (Henricus van den Born), Sedigh leven, daghelycks broodt (Ghent 1999). A delightful little volume containing 366 moralistic Dutch epigrams, one for each day of the year. This is the second and much enlarged edition; the first was published the previous year and contained only 255 epigrams. Erycius Puteanus (Eerijk de Put) taught Latin and rhetoric for 40 years at the University of Leuven. He published over 100 works, almost exclusively in Latin. With the publication of these verses in his mother tongue, the author wanted to promote the Dutch language. The verses show the influence of stoic philosophy and are devoted to a wide variety of themes, ranging from the education of children to descriptions of professions. Some repairs; a few leaves shaved. Good copy of this rare edition with some 19th-century annotations on the first two fly-leaves and the bookplates of 'JLC' (?) and Isaac Meulman.

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        Hetärengespräche * H A L B P E R G A M E N T - A u s g a b e im Verlags-Schuber / H a n d e i n b a n d

      Bayreuth, The Bear Press, 1999. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagshandeinband: Halbpergament / OHPgt / HPgt im Format 21,5 x 13,3 cm mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, im Original-Verlagsschuber, dieser ebenfals mit büttenpapier bezogen. 3 Blätter, 93 Seiten, 5 Blätter, mit 16 farbigen Radierungen von Eberhard Schlotter und einem Nachwort von Niklas Holzberg. - \"Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können.\" Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Pergamentband, Liebhabereinband, Pergament-Ausgabe, Handband, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20.Jahrhundert, griechische Literatur, Pressendruck, illustrierte Bücher. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung; beiliegend umfangreiches Prospekt der Bae Press, von deren Inhaber Wolfgang Benda signiert Versand D: 5,90 EUR Pergamentband, Liebhabereinband, Pergament-Ausgabe, Handband, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20.Jahrhundert, griechische Literatur, Pressendruck, illustrierte Bücher, Erotik

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        PEOPLE & PLACES

      The Whittington Press, Risbury 1999 - Copy xxii of special limited edition of 40 copies quarter-bound in Oasis leather and accompanied by six engravings hand-coloured by the artist in a hard-cover folder, all in a matching slipcase. Bound by the Fine Bindery. Signed in pencil by the artist on colophon. 8vo (22cm). 84pp. Quarter-bound berry oasis leather; gilt title; over printed boards; matching mauve endpapers to coordinate with paper covered folder and slipcase; unmarked, unblemished throughout; one slight darkened spot on back of slipcase; otherwise a truly fine and gorgeously presented copy. Foreword by John Randle. Until 2001, O'Connor, issued a monthly wood-engraving for publication in Richard Ingram's Oldie magazine. The Whittington Press gathered together thirty-six of these engravings for inclusion in People & Places. O'Connor attended the Royal College of Art (1933-1937), where he studied with Eric Ravilious, John Nash and Robert Austin. O'Connors works are held by Arts Council, the Tate Gallery, The British Museum, The Contemporary Art Society as well as the Oslo Museum, the Zurich Museum and the New York Central Library. He was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1947 and to the Royal Watercolour Society in 1974. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Traité des elemens présenté à M. Raoul de Choiseul-Gouffier.Paris, 1786. Small 8vo. Calligraphic manuscript written in French in dark brown ink on paper, in a formal Latin script hand (a French-style "batard"), with an ornamental, calligraphic title-page in reddish brown, green, dark brown and black ink, each page in a thick-thin-thin border with circular decorations in each corner and centred at the head, running heads in the border, the heading of the "Avertissement" in a decorative script, and calligraphic chapter headings in circular or rectangular decorations and sub-headings in decorated horizontal bands. Contemporary red, gold-tooled morocco, the smooth spine divided into 6 panels (separated by lines flanked by dotted lines), the 2nd with a dark green title-label, each of the others with an 8-petalled flower, 10 dots, a decoration in each corner and another at each side, and a decorated band at the foot; each board with a border of thin-thick-thin fillets with a decoration stamped on each corner and a 6-petalled flower inside each corner; gold-tooled turn-ins, gold fillets on the board edges (altogether about 130 impressions of 13 tools), gilt edges.

      For Choiseul-Gouffier: S.H. Allen, Finding the walls of Troy (1999), pp. 41-44; A.F. Spada, Ephémérides Russes ..., vol. 2 (1816), pp. 221-222. Beautiful calligraphic manuscript by Claude Remy, writing master and tutor of the children of the Paris beau monde for more than a decade before the French Revolution. The author-calligrapher notes in an epilogue that he had executed more than 60 similar instructive manuscripts, not only for his pupils but also for their parents, who greatly valued them, but few have survived. Remy executed it for and presented to Raoul de Choiseul-Gouffier, the young son of Gabriel Auguste, Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier (1752-1817), author of Voyage pittoresque en Grèce, who served as French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1784 to the French Revolution, then fled to Russia in 1793 where he served Catharine the Great and her successors as Imperial Librarian and director of the Imperial Academy of Arts at Saint Petersburg. He returned to France in 1802, when the Treaty of Amiens brought temporary peace. Raoul became head of the Russian branch of the Knights of Malta and appears to have succeeded his father as count in 1817.Remy's "avertissement" notes that he taught not only writing, but also reading, arithmetic, Latin, geography and several other subjects, but that he especially loved to teach the science of the four elements, the principal subject of the present manuscript. It clearly and methodically presents the traditional scientific ideas about air, fire, water and earth, including chapters on the properties of the elements, wind, hurricanes, the moon, the sun, heat, clouds, different climates, the tropics, the continents, the poles, oceans, bays, islands, rivers, floods, eclipses, the products of the earth, bodies, blood, senses, spirit, perspective and geography, even straying to topics such as the church, nobility, government, finances, commerce, artisans, wealth, poverty, education and the existence of God. The 6-page table of contents lists nearly a hundred topics covered. Two earlier Remy manuscripts of his Traité des quatre elémens are known, also executed for leading families in Paris.With armorial bookplate. An occasional very minor spot and very slight browning, but otherwise in fine condition. Binding very slightly worn at the extremities but otherwise also fine. A fine calligraphic manuscript executed for the young son of a French count and ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.

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        To Kill a Mockingbird

      HarperCollins, New York 1999 - Octavo. 5.75 x 8.25 in. 323 pp. Signed by Harper Lee on half title page. 40th Anniversary Edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Fine in original black paper-covered boards and fine pictorial dust jacket, as new. First Printing of the 40th Anniversary Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion (First French Edition)

      Paris: Jean-Michel Place, 1999. First printing of this edition, originally published by Reynal and Hitchcock in 1939. Husband and wife team Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor were hired by the Farm Security Administration to document the 300,000 strong, Depression-era exodus, and the struggles theses migrant workers overcame in search of basic necessities. Near Fine in wrappers (softcover). Sticker shadow on the front wrapper, light soiling on the rear, and light shelfwear.

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        Pachinko. A Nine Minute Dream

      (Poestenkill, NY: Kaldewey Press, 1999. Kaldewey, Gunnar. Large quarto. 6ff., accordionfold. One of thirty-eight copies on handmade paper, signed by the artist/printer, Gunnar Kaldewey. In contrast to his previous work, 15 Kyoto Gardens, Kaldewey focuses on the phenomenon of Japan's gambling halls and Pachinko parlors. This was the first book of the Kaldewey Press to utilize the technology of the computer, Photoshop, and an Epson printer, in creating the color illustrations. With an accompanying audio CD of the background noises of voices, coins, and music found in a Pachinko arcade. Mint in chemise and slipcase. (Von Lucius, pp. 102-103).

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        Neue Reise in Arabien, die europäische und asiatische Türkey. Nach dem Englischen für Deutsche bearbeitet von K.L.M. Müller.Leipzig, J.C. Hinrichs, 1814. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With an engraved folding frontispiece view and 3 engraved maps (2 large folding), the view coloured, 1 map with the Ottoman-Persian border coloured in blue and red, and all three maps with the route coloured in red. Mid 19th-century boards covered with marbled paper, with the arms of Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia in gold on the front board.

      Cf. Atabey 530-531; Blackmer 755; Gay 3573; for Griffiths, see also: R. Schiffer, Oriental panorama: British travellers in 19th century Turkey (1999), pp. 376-377. First and only German edition of Griffith's account of his journey (leaving England in 1785) from Smyrna (Izmir) through the Dardanelles to Constantinople (Istanbul) and back by ship, then from Smyrna overland through Turkey and (after crossing the corner of the Mediterranean) from Antioch via Aleppo and by caravan across the desert in what is now Syria and Iraq to Basra. On his return trip by ship he visited Muscat, which he also describes. At Muscat he saw beautiful Indian girls performing a nautch dance, which initially disgusted him, though he notes that more intimate acquaintance with the music and dance turned him into a nautch admirer. The three maps show a detail of the Dardanelles, Asia minor, and the regions between the Mediterranean and the Gulf.With a contemporary black ink owner's stamp on first and last text page; arms on the binding of Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1795-1861), King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861; several stamps. Some defects and occasional minor stains, but otherwise in good condition. Binding somewhat rubbed, and spine damaged at the head and foot. Account of a 1780s journey through Turkey and the Middle East to the Gulf and back via Muscat.

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        The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua [Inscribed to Peter Matthiessen]

      (NY): Lyons Press, (1999). (NY): Lyons Press. (1999). Nonfiction: adventure, travel and fishing. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen] in 2000: "My life is the better for knowing you, the world a kinder place." Fine in a fine dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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        THE DWELLINGS OF THE PHILOSOPHERS

      Boulder, 1999. First edition. Fine condition in very good dust jacket; Jacket has a few small scrapes to the fore-edge.. The true identity of the alchemical adept calling himself "Fulcanelli" has never been publicly discovered but there are few who would not recognize his works as the most significant contribution to the Great Art in more than 100 years. The author displays an immense knowledge of the practices of Alchemy and of the Alchemists of the Middle Ages. For for the first time he makes clear the differences between Chemistry, Spagyrics, Archemy, and Alchemy. For many, the most amazing revelation of the book will be the author's review and exhaustive interpretation of the extensive statuary, bas relief, and other artistic devices built into the homes of numerous Medieval Alchemists. These works of art for centuries have revealed openly the secrets of Alchemy to all who have the eyes to see. This long awaited, meticulously translated work from the original French will be of immense benefit to those who seek to understand Alchemy for what it truly is-the art and science of Creation and Transformation of physical form through the agency of Man. With thirty-nine illustrations by Julien Champagne; Translated by Brigitte Donvez and Lionel Perrin; Limited issue of 300 copies bound in leather, though low quality bonded leather, tan marbled end papers and red marking ribbon; 550 pages.

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        Jeff Mermelstein: Sidewalk

      UK: Dewi Lewis, 1999. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, 1999, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Glenn O'Brien, in Artforum, wrote: "One of the great snapshot artists of all time right up there with Garry Winogrand, Elliott Erwitt, Burke Uzzle, and Lee Friedlander. 'Sidewalk' is hilarious, disturbing, mystical, subtle, and astounding." The winner of the 1999 European Publishers' Award for Photography. Photographs by Jeff Mermelstein. SIGNED BY MERMELSTEIN on the title page, warmly inscribed to a magazine photo director, and dated in 2000. 120 pages; full-page color plates throughout; 11 x 13 inches. Biography.

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        [Model book of Dutch tile designs].[Utrecht?, ca. 1810?]. Small square 4to (20 x 19 cm). With 111 pen and wash model drawings for Dutch tiles on the rectos of 105 leaves, most in greys but many in brown or a beautiful Delft blue. Several combine more than one colour, all in the actual size of tiles. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Cf. Van Dam, "Vormen uit vuur", in: Mededel. blad Ned. Ver. van Vrienden van Ceramiek en Glas, (1999), nos. 3-4, pp. 27-31; Pluis, Dutch tile: designs and names, 1570-1930, passim; Pluis, Kinderspelen op tegels, p. 281. A manuscript model book of Dutch ceramic tile designs, a unique and important primary source for the early Utrecht tile art industry. No Utrecht modelbook is known before the printed ones at the end of the 19th century. Many designs in the book remained in use from the 17th to the late 19th century, so that they can be found in the later printed model books, but the styles changed with time and some subjects went in and out of fashion. The later 19th-century decorative designs are smoother and more mechanical than the more traditional designs in the present model book. Especially the picture tiles, which are most time-dependent and are mostly not recorded in Pluis, The Dutch tile, show their 17th-century inspiration, as well as the fashion of the late 18th century when Dutch tile art industry flourished and also worked for export. The landscapes are almost all set in an abundance of water with sailing ships, swimming ducks and sporting fishermen. The book also includes the traditional fully rigged sailing ships and a selection of traditional pictures of professions, children's games, a sea-creature, animals to hunt, a rider, a soldier, etc,. as well as biblical scenes set in various decorative borders.Extra added: 17 loose manuscript model designs (ca. 1825-1850) for tiles and a drawing of masons at work on a house, also intended as a tile design.Some presumably blank leaves have been cut out between leaf 102 and the final blanks, and leaves 103 to 105 are mounted on the stubs. In very good condition. Binding rubbed, cracked along the hinges and restored at the foot of the spine. Important and beautiful primary source for the history of Dutch tile designs.

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        [Schreibmusterbuch]. Nürnberg, 1555. 4to mostly in 8s (22 x 16.5 cm). Manuscript in brown, black, red and gold ink on paper, with 13 large interlaced gothic initials, many double-page openings with an alphabet on the left and a sample text in the same hand on the right. With the exemplars written in several different cursive semi-cursive and non-cursive hands, including German bastarda, fraktur and texura gothic hands, and sloped italic and upright roman Latin hands. Contemporary richly blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards by the Nürnberg bookbinder Hans Bopp, each board in a panel design with a roll (192 x 19 mm) with 4 biblical portraits above captions, traces of 2 pair of lost brass fastenings.

      For Schleupner: Doede, Schreibmeisterbücher, p. 30, note 38; R. Gebhard, Rechenbücher und mathematische Texte der frühen Neuzeit (1999), pp. 79-80; Von Imhoff, ed., Berühmte Nürnberger aus neun Jahrhunderten, (1989), vol. 2, p. 120; for the binder: Haebler, Rollen- und Plattenstempel I, pp. 43-44 (Hans Bopp rolle 4). A spectacular writing master's manuscript copybook or exemplar book from the golden age of Nürnberg calligraphy and the only known writing book (manuscript or printed) by Caspar Schleupner (1535?-1599), a pupil of the great Johann Neudörffer the elder (1497-1563), who gave the fraktur its definitive form in both manuscripts and type. It is especially notable for the wide variety of hands, the large interlaced gothic initials and especially the use of metallic ink on 23 pages, sometimes only for the initials and sometimes for the entire text. These appear to be a gold alloy with an almost copper colour (they show no trace of oxidized copper). The interlaced initials do not appear in alphabetical order, but Schleupner did choose his texts to avoid repeating the same letter of the alphabet, so his copybook presents the most commonly used initial letters (ABDEFGILMNPSU). Other text samples include decorated initials in other styles. In general the German texts are rendered in gothic hands and the Latin texts in Latin hands, but one Latin text appears in a fine formal textura gothic.The binding roll with four portraits is probably the one Haebler records on a group of Nürnberg bindings from the years 1541-1566. The bindings in Haebler's group also include a roll with initials HB, so he attributes them to the Nürnberg binder Hans Bopp, who is documented in 1573. With an (pre-1800?) owner's inscription. With an occasional pen flourish slightly shaved and with six leaves removed (at least 5 probably blank or removed by Schleupner during production) and with an occasional minor smudge or marginal tear, but generally in good condition and only slightly trimmed. The binding is worn at the extremities, lacks its fastenings and shows a few small stains but is otherwise good, with the tooling clear. The only known writing master's copybook by one of Neudörffer's most important pupils, with 13 large interlaced initials and many pages in red and/or gold ink.

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        Traité des elemens présenté à M. Raoul de Choiseul-Gouffier.Paris, 1786. Small 8vo. Calligraphic manuscript written in French in dark brown ink on paper, in a formal Latin script hand (a French-style "batard"), with an ornamental, calligraphic title-page in reddish brown, green, dark brown and black ink, each page in a thick-thin-thin border with circular decorations in each corner and centred at the head, running heads in the border, the heading of the "Avertissement" in a decorative script, and calligraphic chapter headings in circular or rectangular decorations and sub-headings in decorated horizontal bands. Contemporary red, gold-tooled morocco, the smooth spine divided into 6 panels (separated by lines flanked by dotted lines), the 2nd with a dark green title-label, each of the others with an 8-petalled flower, 10 dots, a decoration in each corner and another at each side, and a decorated band at the foot; each board with a border of thin-thick-thin fillets with a decoration stamped on each corner and a

      For Choiseul-Gouffier: S.H. Allen, Finding the walls of Troy (1999), pp. 41-44; A.F. Spada, Ephémérides Russes ..., vol. 2 (1816), pp. 221-222. Beautiful calligraphic manuscript by Claude Remy, writing master and tutor of the children of the Paris beau monde for more than a decade before the French Revolution. The author-calligrapher notes in an epilogue that he had executed more than 60 similar instructive manuscripts, not only for his pupils but also for their parents, who greatly valued them, but few have survived. Remy executed it for and presented to Raoul de Choiseul-Gouffier, the young son of Gabriel Auguste, Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier (1752-1817), author of Voyage pittoresque en Grèce , who served as French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1784 to the French Revolution, then fled to Russia in 1793 where he served Catharine the Great and her successors as Imperial Librarian and director of the Imperial Academy of Arts at Saint Petersburg. He returned to France in 1802, when the Treaty of Amiens brought temporary peace. Raoul became head of the Russian branch of the Knights of Malta and appears to have succeeded his father as count in 1817.Remy's "avertissement" notes that he taught not only writing, but also reading, arithmetic, Latin, geography and several other subjects, but that he especially loved to teach the science of the four elements, the principal subject of the present manuscript. It clearly and methodically presents the traditional scientific ideas about air, fire, water and earth, including chapters on the properties of the elements, wind, hurricanes, the moon, the sun, heat, clouds, different climates, the tropics, the continents, the poles, oceans, bays, islands, rivers, floods, eclipses, the products of the earth, bodies, blood, senses, spirit, perspective and geography, even straying to topics such as the church, nobility, government, finances, commerce, artisans, wealth, poverty, education and the existence of God. The 6-page table of contents lists nearly a hundred topics covered. Two earlier Remy manuscripts of his Traité des quatre elémens are known, also executed for leading families in Paris.With armorial bookplate. An occasional very minor spot and very slight browning, but otherwise in fine condition. Binding very slightly worn at the extremities but otherwise also fine. A fine calligraphic manuscript executed for the young son of a French count and ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.

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        Neue Reise in Arabien, die europäische und asiatische Türkey. Nach dem Englischen für Deutsche bearbeitet von K.L.M. Müller.Leipzig, J.C. Hinrichs, 1814. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With an engraved folding frontispiece view and 3 engraved maps (2 large folding), the view coloured, 1 map with the Ottoman-Persian border coloured in blue and red, and all three maps with the route coloured in red. Mid 19th-century boards covered with marbled paper, with the arms of Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia in gold on the front board.

      Cf. Atabey 530-531; Blackmer 755; Gay 3573; for Griffiths, see also: R. Schiffer, Oriental panorama: British travellers in 19th century Turkey (1999), pp. 376-377. First and only German edition of Griffith's account of his journey (leaving England in 1785) from Smyrna (Izmir) through the Dardanelles to Constantinople (Istanbul) and back by ship, then from Smyrna overland through Turkey and (after crossing the corner of the Mediterranean) from Antioch via Aleppo and by caravan across the desert in what is now Syria and Iraq to Basra. On his return trip by ship he visited Muscat, which he also describes. At Muscat he saw beautiful Indian girls performing a nautch dance, which initially disgusted him, though he notes that more intimate acquaintance with the music and dance turned him into a nautch admirer. The three maps show a detail of the Dardanelles, Asia minor, and the regions between the Mediterranean and the Gulf.With a contemporary black ink owner's stamp on first and last text page; arms on the binding of Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1795-1861), King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861; several stamps. Some defects and occasional minor stains, but otherwise in good condition. Binding somewhat rubbed, and spine damaged at the head and foot. Account of a 1780s journey through Turkey and the Middle East to the Gulf and back via Muscat.

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        Schreibmusterbuch]. Nürnberg, 1555. 4to mostly in 8s (22 x 16.5 cm). Manuscript in brown, black, red and gold ink on paper, with 13 large interlaced gothic initials, many double-page openings with an alphabet on the left and a sample text in the same hand on the right. With the exemplars written in several different cursive semi-cursive and non-cursive hands, including German bastarda, fraktur and texura gothic hands, and sloped italic and upright roman Latin hands. Contemporary richly blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards by the Nürnberg bookbinder Hans Bopp, each board in a panel design with a roll (192 x 19 mm) with 4 biblical portraits above captions, traces of 2 pair of lost brass fastenings.

      - For Schleupner: Doede, Schreibmeisterbücher, p. 30, note 38; R. Gebhard, Rechenbücher und mathematische Texte der frühen Neuzeit (1999), pp. 79-80; Von Imhoff, ed., Berühmte Nürnberger aus neun Jahrhunderten, (1989), vol. 2, p. 120; for the binder: Haebler, Rollen- und Plattenstempel I, pp. 43-44 (Hans Bopp rolle 4). A spectacular writing master's manuscript copybook or exemplar book from the golden age of Nürnberg calligraphy and the only known writing book (manuscript or printed) by Caspar Schleupner (1535?-1599), a pupil of the great Johann Neudörffer the elder (1497-1563), who gave the fraktur its definitive form in both manuscripts and type. It is especially notable for the wide variety of hands, the large interlaced gothic initials and especially the use of metallic ink on 23 pages, sometimes only for the initials and sometimes for the entire text. These appear to be a gold alloy with an almost copper colour (they show no trace of oxidized copper). The interlaced initials do not appear in alphabetical order, but Schleupner did choose his texts to avoid repeating the same letter of the alphabet, so his copybook presents the most commonly used initial letters (ABDEFGILMNPSU). Other text samples include decorated initials in other styles. In general the German texts are rendered in gothic hands and the Latin texts in Latin hands, but one Latin text appears in a fine formal textura gothic.The binding roll with four portraits is probably the one Haebler records on a group of Nürnberg bindings from the years 1541-1566. The bindings in Haebler's group also include a roll with initials HB, so he attributes them to the Nürnberg binder Hans Bopp, who is documented in 1573. With an (pre-1800?) owner’s inscription. With an occasional pen flourish slightly shaved and with six leaves removed (at least 5 probably blank or removed by Schleupner during production) and with an occasional minor smudge or marginal tear, but generally in good condition and only slightly trimmed. The binding is worn at the extremities, lacks its fastenings and shows a few small stains but is otherwise good, with the tooling clear. The only known writing master's copybook by one of Neudörffer's most important pupils, with 13 large interlaced initials and many pages in red and/or gold ink. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Model book of Dutch tile designs].[Utrecht?, ca. 1810?]. Small square 4to (20 x 19 cm). With 111 pen and wash model drawings for Dutch tiles on the rectos of 105 leaves, most in greys but many in brown or a beautiful Delft blue. Several combine more than one colour, all in the actual size of tiles. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Cf. Van Dam, "Vormen uit vuur", in: Mededel. blad Ned. Ver. van Vrienden van Ceramiek en Glas, (1999), nos. 3-4, pp. 27-31; Pluis, Dutch tile: designs and names, 1570-1930, passim; Pluis, Kinderspelen op tegels, p. 281. A manuscript model book of Dutch ceramic tile designs, a unique and important primary source for the early Utrecht tile art industry. No Utrecht modelbook is known before the printed ones at the end of the 19th century. Many designs in the book remained in use from the 17th to the late 19th century, so that they can be found in the later printed model books, but the styles changed with time and some subjects went in and out of fashion. The later 19th-century decorative designs are smoother and more mechanical than the more traditional designs in the present model book. Especially the picture tiles, which are most time-dependent and are mostly not recorded in Pluis, The Dutch tile, show their 17th-century inspiration, as well as the fashion of the late 18th century when Dutch tile art industry flourished and also worked for export. The landscapes are almost all set in an abundance of water with sailing ships, swimming ducks and sporting fishermen. The book also includes the traditional fully rigged sailing ships and a selection of traditional pictures of professions, children's games, a sea-creature, animals to hunt, a rider, a soldier, etc, as well as biblical scenes set in various decorative borders.Extra added: 17 loose manuscript model designs (ca. 1825-1850) for tiles and a drawing of masons at work on a house, also intended as a tile design.Some presumably blank leaves have been cut out between leaf 102 and the final blanks, and leaves 103 to 105 are mounted on the stubs. In very good condition. Binding rubbed, cracked along the hinges and restored at the foot of the spine. Important and beautiful primary source for the history of Dutch tile designs.

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        Pamwe Chete: the legend of the Selous Scouts

      Covos Day Books,South Africa, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Signed. signed and warmly inscribed by Reid-Daly. there are no other inscriptions and the binding is strong. the boards beneath the jacket have been repaired. the jacket has a couple of small closed tears and is shelf rubbed. it is bright and attractive and presents very well in cellophane.this book is rarely found in first issue and more so signed and inscribed by Daly. Ron Reid-Daly died in 2010 in Simon's Town South Africa.

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        Paper From Plants

      Peter & Donna Thomas, Santa Cruz, CA 1999 - Quarto [28.5 cm] 1/2 green leather over green boards with title on backstrip and on a paper label attached to front board. Housed in a ribbon-tied folding paper case. An impressive presentation with an unusual binding structure that allows the leaves to lay flat when open. Thirty samples of handmade paper, each from a different plant, in an elaborate hand sewn binding. Each sample is accompanied by an illustration and description on the facing page. A beautiful showcase of paper made from uncommonly used plants. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Hetärengespräche * H A L B P E R G A M E N T - A u s g a b e im Verlags-Schuber / H a n d e i n b a n d

      Bayreuth, The Bear Press, 1999 - Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagshandeinband: Halbpergament / OHPgt / HPgt im Format 21,5 x 13,3 cm mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, im Original-Verlagsschuber, dieser ebenfals mit büttenpapier bezogen. 3 Blätter, 93 Seiten, 5 Blätter, mit 16 farbigen Radierungen von Eberhard Schlotter und einem Nachwort von Niklas Holzberg. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Pergamentband, Liebhabereinband, Pergament-Ausgabe, Handband, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20.Jahrhundert, griechische Literatur, Pressendruck, illustrierte Bücher. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung; beiliegend umfangreiches Prospekt der Bae Press, von deren Inhaber Wolfgang Benda signiert Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Waterscapes, Landscapes

      (Glenn Horowitz), (East Hampton) 1999 - Vonnegut provides the introduction to this booklet showcasing the paintings of April Gornik and published to coincide with an exhibit of her work. This is the limited edition. One of 100 numbered copies. Signed by Vonnegut and Gornik. Clothbound; fine in a fine slipcase. An attractive production, with 12 color plates tipped in. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        Night Neighborhood.

      Portland, MA:: Rebecca Goodale,, 1999.. Edition of 2. 11.5 x 10" star book with silkscreen prints and ink on paper.

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        Am seidenen Faden: Roman

      Goldmann Verlag, 1999 - 416 Seiten Artikel stammt aus Nichtraucherhaushalt! EG4389 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2440 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Angels Flight Special Edition 300 only

      Little Brown 1999 - Special limited edition with a special dust jacket. Includes an inserted promo page from Connelly explaining the issuing of a special limited jacket to benefit the reconstruction of the damaged railway system that is on a hillside in Los Angeles. Connelly included the railway in his book as part of his character Harry Bosch's childhood memories. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Horton Colbert]
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        THE NEW LIEUTENANTS RAP

      N.P. [Bangor, ME]: Philtrum Press, 1999. First edition. A slight handling crease otherwise a fine copy. Scarce. The envelope and peace necklace that were part of the give away are not present. (20091). Octavo, decorated wrappers. One of approximately 500 numbered and lettered copies signed by King. This is copy number 421. Chapbook format. Signed inscription by King to Michele Slung: "For Michelle- / All the best, / Stephen King / 5/11/99." Michele Slung is an author, editor and literary critic and friend of King's who published Stephen King's story "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson" in her anthology I SHUDDER AT YOUR TOUCH. "The New Lieutenants Rap is an original fifteen page story published in April of 1999 in this format. Included in the story collection HEARTS IN ATLANTIS published in the fall of 1999. From the introductory matter by Stephen King: "This version, which differs considerably from the one which will appear in the book (it's longer, for one thing), is offered as a little keepsake--my way of marking twenty-five fruitful (a little too fruitful, some critics would say) years as a novelist and freelance writer." A number of these chapbooks were given away to the attendees at a dinner honoring King on April 6, 1999 at Tavern on the Green in New York city. Allegedly some copies were left by attendees at the dinner and thrown out. There is no accurate count to the total number distributed to the public.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

      Scholastic 1999 - A fine first edition second printing signed by J. K. Rowling on the title page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gerhart Frankl. Skizzenbuch „Tyrol" (1952).

      London G Frankl Gedächtnisstiftung 1999 - Titelbl., 24 Farbtaf. nach Aquarellen v. Gerhart Frankl. Mit 1 Orig.-Radierung aus 1927/29. Quer-Gr.-8°. Orig.-Umschl. m. Ringheftung in Ln.-Kassette. Hrsg. v. Julian Sofaer. Limitierte Aufl. v. 20 nummer. u. v. Hrsg. sign. Ex. Die Kassette etwas berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lacche Veneziane Settecentesche

      Novara: DeAgostini Gorlich, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. reprint editions, slipcase; slipcase with a little bit of creasing. The 1999 reprint of the 1967 first edition. The format is slightly smaller, but the image area of the color plates is the same as the original. A modest amount of text, 23 pages, in Italian with 496 full-page color plates. The standard reference on Venetian Lacquered Furniture.

      [Bookseller: Newbury Books]
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        Puppy Between Feet

      - Selenium toned Silver Print. Ed 20/35.1999.36 x 36 cm. Signed and inscribed with the title on the reverse. Dated 1999 and marked 20/35 in pencil on the reverse. (See photo). Edition is long sold out.Illustrated the front cover of the 2nd Edition of Outland in 2009. ONCO (Or Nearest Cash Offer). Free Shipping Worldwide. Registered Airmail. Extra Charge for Courier Service. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Jerusalem Prize For The Freedom Of The Individual In Society. "A History of the Writer Alone in a Room"

      Caspit Press 1999 - 22 cm. 24 pp. Tan wrappers, stapled. Fine. The program for the Jerusalem Prize, June 1999. DeLillo's acceptance address, "A History of the Writer Alone in a Room", appears on pages 13-18. Also included are an address by Scribner editor-in-chief Nan Graham, the Jury's Citation, and an address by Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert. The text was reprinted in a German translation in Die Zeit in 2001 and by DeLillo's French publisher Actes Sud in their 2000-2001 catalogue under the title "L'Ecrivain seul dans sa chambre." The essay addresses many of DeLillo's preoccupations and concerns as a writer and a novelist. OCLC lists only two copies (Yale and National Library of Isreal), and there are copies in the writers archive at the Ransom Center. A rare 'A' DeLillo item in Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Preludio e canzonette. Incisioni e litografie di Sandro Martini.Verona / Milano,Alessandro Zanella per "I Cento Amici",

      Milano,Zanella 1999 - Perfetto esemplare. Presentazione di Vanni Scheiwiller. Questa edizione è composta in carattere Dante e impressa al torchio da Alessandro Zanella presso la sua officina in Santa Lucia ai Monti,Verona. Le incisioni e le litografie di Sandro Martini sono tirate da Giorgio Upiglio a Milano su carta Arches. La tiratura,eseguita per i Cento amici del Libro,conta cento esemplari "ad personam"e trenta numerati.I colophon sono firmati dall'artista. Estate 1999. Il nostro esemplare appartiene ai cento "ad personam". Libro assai bello e raffinato. In-folio;(56) pp.Legatura in brossura editoriale entro camicia e astuccio in cartoncino. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fooling With Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft (1999) (Signed)

      New York, NY: William Morrow & Co., 1999. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author + Others. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover in Fine condition. Ivony boards with brown spine and green metallic lettering on spine. Next to no flaws. Binding tight. Pages clean with rough-cut edges on long side. 230 pages. SIGNED IN PERSON BY THE AUTHOR AND ALSO POETS FROM BOOK on first free page, in black ink, "To Bob & Peggy from: Bill Moyers, Deborah Garrison, Mark Doty, Robert Pinsky, Stanley Kunitz". All five signed in person. Dust jacket is in Fine condition with no flaws. NOT price clipped. Noted in book First Edition with 1-10 listed on copyright page. A very special Signed First Edition..

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        A Collection of New Zealand native birds. 32 originalgravyrer i s/v varje bild följs av en sida med tillhörande text.

      Bok. Inglewood 1999, Bennett Brothers. Handbundet i ett karmosinrött kalvskinnryggband, rygg med 5 upph bind och bildpressad titel, träpärmar av oljat mataiträ (numera fridlyst), svart klotklädd bliddekorerad solanderbox av Jonathan Jeremy. Satt med Sabon Roman small caps och Italic på 216g Teton cover warm white arkivpapper i 160 numrerade och signerade, av bägge bröderna, exemplar, detta nr 129. X+122 sid. 27x22 cm. Nyskick.

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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Signed Book.

      The Folio Society 1999 - First published by Folio Society 1979,reprinted 1997 this is the 3rd printing 1999.Set in Barbou with Libra display. Printed at The Bath Press, Bath on Balmoral Wove paper and bound by them in full vegetable parchment blocked with a design by Francis Mosley. Illustrated by Eric Fraser. Protected with slipcase in Fine condition. It appears to have been on the set of the Movie The Fellowship of The Ring and was signed by the Director Peter Jackson, twice by Christopher Lee who played Saruman and who tragically passed away in June,2015, Sir Ian McKellen who played Gandalf, who also drew a likeness of the wizard, Elijah Wood, Frodo and Sean Bean, who played Boromir.There is a Certification of Authenticity for this unique and very collectible book. [The Hobbit was first published in 1937 by George Allen & Unwin]. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Scott Robin Books]
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        UBIQUITOUS: (W)HERE'S LOVE?!

      Santa Ynez, California:: Pamela Zwehl-Burke,, 1999.. Edition of 15. 5.75 x 4.25" closed; 16 pages. Vertical concertina of solar etchings. Red paper-covered front board; black paper-covered back board. Pamela Zwehl-Burke: "Images which, like Where's Waldo? game, include the shape of a heart: geese, land- and landscape, portraits, still lifes, etc.

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        Phrases

      Roma, La Librericciuola 1999 - 25.1x4x23 cm Le livre Phrases, de Philippe Lacoue-Labarche, inclut des gravures originales et aquatintes d'Achille Perilli. Les gravures et les aquatintes sont numérotées et signées par l'artiste. 50 exemplaires sont numérotés en chiffres et 10 exemplaires en chiffres romains. Exemplaire numéroté 22, imprimé sur papier Arches Vélin Blauer. Philippe Lacoue-Labarche, Phrases, with original etchings and aquatint by Achille Perilli.The etchings and the Aquatint are numbered and signed by the artist.Edition of 50 copies inArabic numbers and 10 copies Roman numbers.Copy n.22 on Arches Velin Blauer. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        'O' IS FOR OUTLAW

      London: Macmillan, (1999) dj First printing. Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.) The true first printing of this Kinsey Milhone mystery, issued in a very small hardcover printing in the UK (reportedly only 800 copies) and so quite uncommon. SIGNED on the title page. 351 pp.

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        A Walk to Remember - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Warner Books, New York 1999 - A most attractive first edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author Nicholas Sparks on the title page; A poignant, tragically ending tale of first love set in North Carolina in the 1950s introduces seventeen-year-old Landon, who has never paid much attention to plain Jamie Sullivan, a Baptist minister's daughter, until fate intervenes and Landon learns the true nature of beauty, the joy of giving, and the power of love. A wonderful story with a tragic ending; xiv, 240, [2] pages; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        'O' IS FOR OUTLAW

      London: Macmillan, (1999) dj First printing. Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.) The true first printing of this Kinsey Milhone mystery, issued in a very small hardcover printing in the UK (reportedly only 800 copies) and so quite uncommon. SIGNED on the title page. 351 pp.

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