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Marcel, [Jean Joseph].

Published by Alexandria, Imprimerie orientale et franēaise, an VI [1798]. (1798)

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Item Description: Alexandria, Imprimerie orientale et française, an VI [1798]., 1798. Small 4to. 16 pp. Modern brown half calf with red label to giltstamped spine, bound to style. The first book ever printed in Egypt, unquestionably the rarest and most important of the early books printed in the Middle East, published in the very year when modern printing was introduced to the Arab world. Only in October 1798 did J. J. Marcel arrive in Cairo with his employees and types to organize the Imprimerie Orientale. "The expedition of Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt from 1798 until 1801 was a prelude to modernity. It was to change permanently the traditional Arab world [.] The French brought Arabic typography to Egypt, where it was practised under the supervision [.] of Jean Joseph Marcel [.]. Only a few days after the French troops landed [.] they set up the Imprimerie Orientale et Française there. It was an extraordinarily important turning point. For, leaving aside the Hebrew printing presses in Egypt of the 16th to the 18th centuries, until this date announcements and news adressed to Arabs there, as well as in other parts of the Arab-Islamic world, had been spread only in hand-writing or orally, by criers, preachers or storytellers" (Glass/Roper). - Slightly spotty in places, but well preserved. No copy in auction records or in libraries within the Arab world. Geiss, Imprimerie en Égypte, p. 146, no. 1. D. Glass/G. Roper, The Printing of Arabic Books in the Arab World, in: Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution (Gutenberg Museum Mainz 2002), p. 177-225, at 182. Querard V, 506. Bigmore/Wyman, II, 22. Schnurrer (Bibliotheca Arabica) 140 note. OCLC 245958561. For the importance of the first modern printing press in the Arab world cf. also Albert Hourani, Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798-1939 (Cambridge University Press 1983). Bookseller Inventory # 44376

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PIAN, JEAN BAPTISTE DE].

Published by Vienna J. de Pian and L. Müller 1842-44 (1842)

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Item Description: Vienna J. de Pian and L. Müller 1842-44, 1842. Folio. 26ff. Twenty-six color lithographs after Jean Baptiste de Pian, printed and finished by hand by the noted Viennese lithographers Leopold Müller, Johann Höfelich and M. R. Toma, each tipped into mounts and matted. Each plate in this series has a large letter of the alphabet fully incorporated as part of the internal decoration or architectural structure of various buildings, set in realistic landscapes. The buildings range from traditional European domestic architecture to exotic Babylonian and Egyptian temples, Moorish mosques, Indian porticoes adorned with stone elephants, and a Chinese palace. The illustrations directly reference many periods and styles of art and architecture, including the Classical, Baroque, Eclectic, Gothic, and Romantic movements. In his essay on Pian's alphabet, Dr. Anton Durstmüller notes that the letters also correspond with architectural elements in the scenes. In one illustration, the letter F forms the shape of a kitchen hearth, which is "Feuerstätte" in German. The illustrations are imaginative and nuanced, with attention to the finest architectural details. Jean Baptiste de Pian, also known as Giovanni Battista de Pian, belonged to a family of Italian artists who immigrated from Venice to Vienna in the late 18th century. Jean Baptiste's father and grandfather were both draughtsmen, painters, and engravers who also worked as set designers for the Imperial Court Theater of Vienna. This set is extremely rare; only one other copy has sold at auction in the last thirty-five years. A facsimile was published in Vienna in 1973, a copy of which accompanies this set. Housed in a blue board folding case. Some imprints slightly shaved, most lower imprints cropped, adhesion abrasion from old matting on a few images, minor marginal soiling, and scattered foxing. With the bookplate of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow inside the front cover of the box. (Durstmüller, Ein Schmuckalphabet Aus Wien). Bookseller Inventory # 25299

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Mary Engelbreit Ent.

Published by Leisure Arts, Inc. (2007)

ISBN 10: 1601404387 ISBN 13: 9781601404381

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Item Description: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2007. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: These darling alphabets from Mary Engelbreit just beg to be stitched and used to embellish tote bags and more! 5 alphabets: Dotted Swiss Alphabet, Floral Checked Alphabet, Fried Egg Flower Alphabet (caps and lowercase) , and Motif Alphabet. 8 projects: LOVE pillow, Makeup Bag, Fabric-Covered Box, TOO CUTE Framed Piece, "A" Framed Piece, Apron, Beach Tote, and Yarn Tote. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1601404387

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Saint-Victor, Beauvalet de.

Published by Np, ca. 1840) (1840)

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Item Description: Np, ca. 1840), 1840. 9 1/4 x 11 3/4. 120 pages. The album is comprised of 12 alphabets of 25 letters (there is no "W") on rectos of thick, smooth paper. There are also a title page, an index, and 10 section titles preceeding the ten major alphabets of ornamented initials. These are lettered in black & red and signed "par Beauvalet St. Victor." The other 2 alphabets are single leaves of simple initial letters (Lombardic caps) written in red, outlined in gold. Bound in full wine morocco (upper joint lightly rubbed) in Medieval style, ca. 1896 for J. E. Woodhead. Fine, in felt-lined slipcase. Saint-Victor's watercolored & gilded letters are his own creations, derived from Medieval sources. Many shimmer with metallic colors from a process the artist invented. The letters are all majuscules (Onciales du 9e au 11e siecles, 12e siecle, 12e au 14e siecles; Gothiques Ornˇes, Anglais Ornˇes, Majuscules d'Eglise, d'Eglise Ornˇe, Alphabet de Romain Droit Ornˇ et Ombrˇ, and (in a closing crescendo) Majuscules Choisies Ornˇs 12e au 14e. Letters are variously one, two, or 4 to a page, separated by a gilt rules. Saint-Victor is best known for two works. The first is a practical manual of 280 pages published in 1835, "Aquarelle-Miniature Perfectionnˇe reflets mˇtallique et chatoyans et peintre a l'huile sur velous en six le¨ons." (A copy, mising a few illustrations, accompanies this Album.) The artist describes his technique for stencilling watercolors from pigment recipes that produced lustrous effects, then finishing them by hand. The other is the extremely rare "Vases Grecs et Etrusques" illustrated from stencils and "peints d'apres sa nouvelle decouverte metallique." We have not been able to locate another album such as this. Woodhead was a prominent c19 Chicago businessman. His name is stamped in gilt at base of spine; he has penciled his name in tiny letters and the date '96 at top corner of title page. Bookseller Inventory # 14275

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MIDOLLE, JEAN].

Published by N.p. (1845) (1845)

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Item Description: N.p. (1845), 1845. Octavo. (26)ff. A manuscript alphabet book of calligraphic paintings, signed by the artist. Includes title page, twenty-four letters, and "Fin." A renowned nineteenth-century Swiss calligrapher and miniature-painter, Midolle executed his alphabets in the gothic style of lettering to resemble the text of a medieval manuscript, and often decorated his work elaborately. Although a leading figure in the field of chromolithography, Midolle also handcolored his work in the fashion of the miniature paintings found in fifteenth-century French illuminated books. Entirely hand drawn, Alphabet Gothique is executed in such a style, with each elaborately detailed letter rendered in bright colors that have retained their vibrancy to a remarkable degree. Multi-colored flowers, birds, and serpents are prevalent as compositional motifs, intertwined with the letters themselves. Bound in brown morocco with a cover design by noted American collector Cornelius Hauck. The design depicts an oak tree in brown and green morocco onlays. The tree is situated behind three arched and spired portals in gilt that suggest a cathedral. The spine also incorporates portions of the design. Gilt dentelles and silk endpapers complete this handsome binding, which is a fitting complement to the exquisite artwork inside. A.e.g. Very fine. (McLean, p. 83). Bookseller Inventory # 20975

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Felixmüller, Conrad und Londa:

Published by Dresden, Selbstverlag, (1925)

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Item Description: Dresden, Selbstverlag, 1925. Zweifarbig gedruckter Holzschnitt-Titel und 15 eigenhändig kolorierte und signierte Holzschnitt-Tafeln von Conrad Felixmüller. Söhn 348-363. Pressler 25. Ziersch, Bilderbuch, 182. Rifkind Coll. 617. Jentsch 154. Pommeranz-Liedtke S. 180. Eines von 100 num. Exemplaren auf Bütten. Druckvermerk und sämtl. Holzschnitte vom Künstler signiert. Eines der wenigen Exemplare, die Felixmüller koloriert und auf jedem Blatt signiert hat. Unterhalb der letzten Darstellung mit eigh. Vermerk vom Künstler: "Eigenhändig coloriert - Conrad Felixmüller" (laut Söhn wurden nur etwa 10 Exemplare vom Künstler koloriert). Auf dem Titel- und dem Schlußblatt wird in Holzschnitt erläutert: "Für meine Kinder Luca und Titus und für die Kinder meiner Freunde gezeichnet und in Holz geschnitten . Unter meiner Aufsicht in der Firma F. Emil Boden Dresden im Dezember 1925 gedruckt." Schön koloriertes ABC-Buch mit Tier-, Zirkus-, Spiel- und Märchenszenen, bei dem Felixmüller ebenso wie die Autorin der Verse das Kunststück vollbringen mussten, immer 2 aufeinanderfolgende Buchstaben des Alphabets in 1 Bild und 1 Zweizeiler zu bringen: "Ein Riese ist der Elefant. Der Fotograf knipst ihn gewandt. - Die Katze sieht zum Fenster raus, und Luca schneidet Bilder aus". - 8 Bl. mit kl. Wasserfleck im oberen w. R., Vorsätze erneuert. - Insges. schönes und farbfrisches Exemplar, komplett signiert sehr selten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 27,5 x 35 cm. Halbpergamentband d. Z. mit vergold. Rückentitel. Bookseller Inventory # 16429

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Item Description: Ensemble de deux ouvrages reliés en un volume in-4 (203x152 mm), vélin rigide de l'époque. 1- Quatrième édition de l’Utopie par Thomas More et seconde édition de ses "Epigrammata", corrigé par l'auteur et imprimé par Johann Froben, l'imprimeur de prédilection d'Erasme travaillant à Bâle depuis 1490. La troisième partie: les "Epigrammes" d’Erasme, n’a pas été reliée dans cet exemplaire. Première page de titre dans un large encadrement de Holbein, la lettre d'Erasme à Froben au verso. Pages 8-10, lettre de Budé. Page 12 représentation de l'île de l'Utopie et p. 13 l'alphabet des Utopiens. Page 17, reprise de l’encadrement de Holbein pour la lettre de Th. More à Pierre Gilles. Le livre second porte un premier colophon. Page 167 grande marque de Froben. Suivi d’un troisième encadrement de Holbein. Aux pages 171-179: les "Progymnasmata Thomae Mori et G. Lilii", les "Epigrammes" par Th. More aux p. 180-271 et colophon à la page 271 avec une autre marque de Froben au verso. "La perfection du texte, le souci apporté aussi bien au contenu qu'à la présentation graphique et esthétique faite par Hans Holbein font de cette édition de l'Utopie l'un des plus beaux documents et des plus hauts monuments de la littérature et de la pensée moderne" (‘L'Utopie’, Cat. de l'expo. Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, 1977, n° 4) (Adams, M 1756. Gibson, n°4. D16 M 6300. Vander Hagen, ‘Bibliotheca Erasmiana’, III, p. 41. Voir PMM, n°47). 2- Deuxième édition, la première chez Frobenius de ce recueil à l’usage de la jeunesse et des étudiants, avec notes et commentaires par Erasme (la première date de 1517). Contient les ‘Distiques’ du Pseudo-Caton, les ‘Dits des Sept Sages’, suivis d'un choix d'oeuvres morales: "De contemptu mundi" par Eucher de Lyon -- "Praecepta ad Demonicum" par Isocrate -- "Institutum hominis Christiani" par Erasme -- les "Sentences" de Publilius Syrus -- "Ludus septem sapientium" par Ausone -- "Les sentences" de Sextius, etc. (Adams, C 1115. VD16 C 1606. Vander Hagen, ‘Bibliotheca Erasmiana’, II, p. 15). Bel exemplaire, de toute fraîcheur, grand de marges, parfaitement conservé. Bookseller Inventory # 36263

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SHAHN, BEN; BEN SHAHN; PAUL BONET

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Item Description: 1954. BOUND BY PAUL BONET SHAHN, Ben. The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. 4to., 272 x 167 mm, bound by Paul Bonet in a full polished red and black calf binding with Hebraic-like alphabetic onlays on both covers, with matching chemise and slipcase; the original cloth binding bound-in. New York: Printed at the Spiral Press for Pantheon, 1954. A superb example of twentieth-century bookbinding from the greatest French practitioner of the art. Laid in are three autograph letters from Paul Bonet to the person who commissioned the binding, and a typed letter, signed from Ben Shahn concerning the book itself. One of 50 copies containing an original signed drawing by Shahn, of a total edition of 550 copies, with the colophon also signed by Shahn. The delicate calf chemise and slipcase are in near-fine condition. A Century of Artists Books, p. 109. Bookseller Inventory # 118572

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Robert F. Herrey

Published by Christopher Barker (1578)

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Item Description: Christopher Barker, 1578. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The Concordance;- 1578 The First Alphabet of directions to common places, containing all the Hebrew, Caldean, Greek and Latin. By Robert F. Herrey 1578 Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances, The “First” Alphabet of directions to common places, containing all the Hebrewe, Caldean, Greeke and Latin words, and names scatteringly dispersed throughout the whole Bible, with their common places following every of them. And the “Second” comprehending all such other principall words and matters, as concerne the sense and meaning of the Scriptures, or direct unto any necessary and good instruction. Published in London : By Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, [1578]   This 1st. edition was printed as a separate Book by Christopher Barker in 1578 with a forward by the Author Robert F. Herrey.;- With 92 Pages;- According to A Short-Title Catalogue of Books 1475-1640 by A.W. Pollard & G.R.Redgrave, The Concordance, Begins on A2 With the opening page “ The Preface to the Christian Reader, touching the two Alphabets ensuring”. The Date 1578 is on the second page;- above, “Thine in the Lord, Robert F. Herrey.” Robert F. Herrey's, concordance dated 1578 was bound with the Geneva Bible. The Herrey concordance sets forward three purposes. One purpose seems to set the prooftext goal of his and all later concordances: "I have likewise by themselves placed all, and as many proper and useful English words, as are contained in the same Bible, conducing to the finding out of the most fittest sentences, and best common places, tending to the proving or verifying of any article and doctrine, concerning our Christian faith and Religion, or belonging to any other godly or necessary instruction: so as if thou would understand what is to be learned in the Scriptures touching God or his power, his wisdom, or his love, his mercy, or his truth, his justice, his promises, his plagues, or his punishments" (emphasis mine). Herrey then appends a long list of who can benefit by understanding various doctrines and ideas. Then the Concordance started to be published by Christopher Barker and Family two years later, in all Geneva Bibles of 1580 to 1615. Re-bound in Burgundy red leather, in good collectable condition. The Concordances is Complete, Part One & Two. No other copies of the year of 1578 are held in C.O.P.A.C. or any other Institutional Libraries in the World, so this is the only true 1st. Edition Copy found. Later editions 1580 or later are in some Libraries. The  Imprinted at London : by the Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie. Christopher Barker Printer’s device to the final page. The Barker Family printer most of the English Bibles. Christopher Barker the father of a printing dynasty. A concordance is an index. The idea is simple. Look up a word in the index and see a list of pages where the word occurs in the book. In the Bible concordance the list is of chapters and verses rather than pages. For example, look up "begat" in a Concordance of the Authorised or King James Version of the Bible and find that "begat" is listed 228 times in 142 verses if the three citations in the Apocrypha are included. There is a lot of begatting (begetting) in the Good Book. The fascinating fact that people get themselves begat 228 times in the Bible is only slightly less impressive than the fact that John Marbeck compiled the first English concordance of the entire Bible over four centuries ago. His work on the concordance got him accused of heresy. This makes the first English list of biblical begats about four hundred years old. His first concordance was destroyed by fire coincidentally with his sentence to die at the stake for heresy so, after his release from a death sentence and pardon, he hit the books again and got the abbreviated version published in 1550. Although Cruden's Preface is a good short history of the Bible Concordance, perhaps the most popular early concord. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15419613392

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Pelieu, Claude

Published by Soleil noir, Paris (1972)

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Item Description: Soleil noir, Paris, 1972. Couverture souple. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Erro (illustrator). 19x14 cm. N°1 des 150 exemplaires sur Vélin d'Arches, numéroté de 1 à 150 et intégrés dans une structure en acier chromé dans laquelle viennent s'insérer douze cubes mobiles coulés en polyester transparent contenant chacun une sculpture de Erro en inclusion. Sur l'un des cubes, Erro a signé et numéroté à la pointe d'acier. La structure d'acier est plantée dans la reliure réalisée également en acier chromé, qui contient le livre. 4 des ces cubes comportent sur une de leurs faces des textes de Claude Pélieu. Eclat sans manque sur le haut du coin de l'un des cubes. Dimensions de la structure montée : hauteur 36 cm, largeur 12 cm, épaisseur 4 cm. poids total 4 kg. Livré dans l'emboitage d'origine. Signé par l'illustrateur. Bookseller Inventory # 000015

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Carson-Dellosa Publishing (Compiler)

Published by Carson-Dellosa Publishing (2011)

ISBN 10: 1936023113 ISBN 13: 9781936023110

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Item Description: Carson-Dellosa Publishing, 2011. Game. Book Condition: New. Brdgm. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1936023113

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Item Description: Chicago, Illinois IL, 1900. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. On offer is an absolutely remarkable handwritten manuscript work of tremendous depth, researched, written and compiled by John C.C. Clarke, A.M, titled "ALPHABETS OF THE WORLD." This book is his original unpublished manuscript and details the alphabets of the world from ancient times; Egyptian hieroglyphics, Egyptian hieratic, Egyptian Demotic, or Enchorial, Egyptian Comparative Tables, Coptic (Egyptian), Ancient Libyan, modern Libyan, Southern Arabic and so on. 479 pp but not all pages are full since Mr. Clarke left space between chapters and spare pages if he overwrote. The work is complete as per the author's handwritten notes. The author has signed the last page stating it is wholly executed and listing the sections of the book for which he claims originality. Scholars and historians of world languages will find this work priceless for its remarkable detail and depth. An added bonus is a wealth of ephemera being newspaper articles about the author and his work. As mentioned the author states "This book, on this date is wholly executed .Sep 21, 1900" as if in preparation for publishing [though it never was]. On the last page Mr. Clark provides a concise biography: he was born in Providence R.I. in 1833. He was a Phi Beta Kappa and got his A.B. and M.A. from the University of Rochester (1859, and 1866). He earned his doctorate in 1894 from Bellevue College of the University of Omaha. He was a professor at the University of Chicago from 1865 to 1867. He was a Professor of Greek, Modern Languages and Hebrew at various colleges - see photo. He was a pastor in Yonkers, NY, also Chicago and Cincinnati. He wrote three books - The Origin and Varieties of the Semitic Alphabet (Chicago, 1884, 20 pages of plates); Man and his Divine Father (Chicago 1900) and Revelation Rediscovered (Chicago 1905). There are many citations throughout this work which provide a valuable bibliography and footnotes. This large leather gilt edged and titled book is in MINT condition as it has been stored in cloth and boxed for nearly 110 years. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Autograph. Bookseller Inventory # 000705

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CHELONIIIDAE Press. - Alan James ROBINSON

Published by Cheloniidae Press, [Easthampton, Massachusetts] (1986)

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Item Description: Cheloniidae Press, [Easthampton, Massachusetts], 1986. (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches). Bound volume: title printed in black with the word fowl lettered by hand, half title. Text and colophon/limitation leaf printed in brown and black. 26 wood-engraved plates of birds by Robinson, presented in alphabetical order according to their common name, each with their name and their scientific name added beneath in variously coloured inks in a fine calligraphic hand by Suzanne Moore, the letter of the alphabet added above each plate in manuscript by the same hand. Colophon/limitation leaf signed and numbered 'A/2' in pencil by Robinson; Chemise: an additional suite of the 26 wood-engraved plates, each signed and numbered 'A/2' in pencil; a set of 26 blind-stamped impressions of the line cut initials produced for the regular limited edition; 1 original pen, ink and watercolour drawing on vellum (sheet size: 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches) of the head of the Toucan; extra-illustrated with two copies of the original prospectus, one signed by Robinson. Bound volume: original limp vellum by Grey Parrot, the flat spine titled in gilt; Chemise: unbound (as issued) within original vellum-backed cloth-covered boards. Both volumes contained within a single vellum-backed cloth-covered box, the spine titled and dated in gilt with the Sea Turtle device at the foot of the spine One of five copies: the whole edition limited to 231 signed and numbered copies, including 31 "Full Vellum Edition" copies, this a "Full Vellum" example but one of the "five artists proofs" and numbered "A/2". The prospectus describes the "Full Vellum Edition" as having the "initial letter and the Latin and common names of the birds? hand lettered by Suzanne Moore. The book is bound [in] full bleached vellum by Gray Parrot. An extra suite of the 26 wood-engravings, a set of the alphabet blind-stamped and a drawing are laid in a chemise and housed in a quarter vellum tray-case." [with:] A boxed collection of three 'folders', containing a paste-up, original artwork, and a set of watercolour drawings, all relating to the production of 'A Fowl Alphabet', together with an explanatory 3pp. TLS from Robinson. [Easthampton and elsewhere: circa 1986]. The three 'folders' contained within a single cloth box, with a calligraphic manuscript title label inset on the spine [comprised of:] Alan James ROBINSON (designer, illustrator), and Harold Patrick McGRATH (printer). A full-size paste-up of 'A Fowl Alphabet'. [Easthampton and elsewhere:] "1986". 44pp. (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches): title and 3 preliminary pages with a mixture of pasted-on typeset words and manuscript notes; 8pp. introductory text composed from blocks of pasted-on typeset text with numerous manuscript notes; 1p. manuscript section title; 1p. blank; 27 pp., twenty-six of which have versions of the wood-engraved illustrations pasted-on with the initial letters penciled above (the final image with a proof of the line-cut initial pasted on), with the type-set (or in two cases manuscript) names of the birds below (the twenty-seventh page, between 'Y' and 'Z' is blank); 1p. blank; 1p. colophon/limitation with a block of pasted-on typeset text; 1p. final blank. + 1 second version of the title and the following three pages. Unbound within a cloth chemise. The "first complete paste-up of the book with notes and placements - a unique piece" (Robinson, letter) [and:] Alan James ROBINSON (illustrator), and Suzanne MOORE (calligrapher). A full set of original pencil drawings for "A Fowl Alphabet' with the manuscript calligraphy added. [Easthampton and elsewhere:] "1986". 27 leaves (8 ½ x 5 ½ inches): typeset title with the word 'fowl' added in a calligraphic hand; 26 leaves of thick 'papier d'arches' each with an original pencil drawing of a bird's head by Robinson, presented in alphabetical order according to their common name, each with this name and their scientific name added beneath in light brown coloured inks in a fine calligraphic hand by Suzanne Moore, the letter of the alphabet added above each plate in manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 24057

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Item Description: S.l.s.d. (Anvers, Edition du Conservatoire de la Tradition populaire, 1901), ''Achevé. d'orner dessiner. et graver. le 2. d'octobre 1901 par Max. Elskamp. Imagier. à Anvers. Reliure plein veau glacé bleu, avec une décoration mosaiquée qui répète le dessin de la couverture, tr. sup. dorée, couverture conservée, avec étui. Edition originale entièrement xylographiée, tiré à 215 ex., un des 5 exemplaires sur Japon (N°1), un des deux ex. imprimés en noir jaune et bleu sur ce papier, les doubles ff. sont pliés à la japonaise. (Couverture sup. légèrement souillée, sinon en parfait état).Sadeleer, Cat. Raisonné n°24. Bookseller Inventory # 12524

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ISBN 10: 0763607320 ISBN 13: 9780763607326

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Item Description: Book Condition: Good. This item is gently used in good or better condition. If it is a textbook it may not have supplements. It may have some moderate wear and possibly include previous owner's name, some markings and/or is a former library book. We ship within 1 business day and offer no hassle returns. Bookseller Inventory # 34FA7K000H0E

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Item Description: Printed for J. Galabin, London, 1786. Octavo, 76 pp.; a very good untrimmed copy in recent quarter calf. English lessons for Omai. Very rare English grammar which records the unique method used to teach English to Omai.The first Polynesian to visit Britain, Omai became an overnight sensation when he arrived in Portsmouth aboard Cook's Adventure on 14 July 1774. He was presented to the king, feted by Fanny Burney, approved by Samuel Johnson, entertained by Mrs Thrale and Lord Sandwich, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and even his rapid mastery of ice skating was reported in the General Evening Post. But while Joseph Banks was happy to have Omai tour the celebrity circuit, other, more devout souls recognised his potential to spread the gospel in the Pacific and made particular efforts to improve his religious instruction at the same time as his elocution. William Ellis, himself a missionary, recounts in his Polynesian Researches of 1830 that 'Granville Sharp became acquainted with Mai [Omai], taught him the first principles of writing and, so far as his knowledge of our language allowed, endeavoured to pour light of divine truth into his ignorant and untutored mind. He made such progress in the use of letters, that on his voyage to the South Seas, while staying at the Cape of Good Hope, he wrote a letter to his friend Dr. Solander'.In February 1776 Granville Sharp approached Lord Sandwich, First Lord of the Admiralty, to gain permission to instruct Omai. The method he employed, published here as An English alphabet: for the use of foreigners, was based on his earlier work, A Short treatise on the English tongue, of 1767. The record shows that Sharp tutored Omai regularly for a month, but by 6 April Sharp wrote that 'Omai was so taken up with engagements that I could have no more opportunity of giving him lessons, which were but fifteen in all'. He had taught his pupil the use of English letters and made him sound 'every combination of vowels and consonants that letters are capable of'.Just over a decade after Omai returned to Huahine with Cook, Sharp published An English alphabet, probably in anticipation of a need for such a work in the spread of the gospel in the South Seas. A large portion of the book is devoted to rules for "The Lord's Prayer", the "Creed", the "Ten Commandments", and shorter prayers, all part of Sharp's 'instruction in the first principles of Christian religion'.In any case, it must have been produced in very small numbers, as today it is very scarce indeed. Searches of COPAC and ESTC have revealed only five copies in British libraries and a single copy in the United States (at Yale's Walpole Library). Alston VI, 502 adds a copy at Heidelberg University. Bookseller Inventory # 3411401

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Ray, Man

Published by Copley Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA (1948)

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Item Description: Copley Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies issued. INSCRIBED by the author and artist on the front endpaper: "For Charlotte [Bebe] and Louis Barron. Cordially, Man Ray, Hollywood, 1949." An exceptional avant-garde association. Around this time the Barrons were beginning to experiment with committing electronic sounds as music to magnetic tape, and were ultimately not only pioneers in that field, but its inventors. One year after the date of this inscription, they would compose their first piece, "Heavenly Menagerie," and they would go on to produce the first electronic film score, for the seminal 1956 science fiction film, "Forbidden Planet" (credited as "tonalities" rather than "music" at the time, due to union rules). The Barrons' earliest compositions were slow and laborious, as their early work preceded the digital age, and involved building circuits and tape splicing to create even the smallest sequences of sound. In the decades that followed, electronic composition has become a worldwide phenomenon in every musical category. A tremendous association between pioneers in two major fields of twentieth century artistic endeavor. Bookseller Inventory # 119735

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Mrs Thomas of Eyhorne House]

Published by [no place] 1856 (1856)

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Item Description: [no place] 1856, 1856. Oblong album. A superb museum-quality manuscript wild flower alphabet, with text by Louise Thomas of Eyhorne House, Hollingbourne, Kent, with calligraphy and illumination by Lady Strange. Contents feature a title page illuminated in gold, with indents, followed by fourteen leaves of manuscript illuminated with fine watercolours, elegant calligraphy and golf leaf decoration. Final leaf states 'Lady Strange fecit 1868', which would coincide with her daughter, Mary, coming of age. Bound in an ornate covers of dark green velvet with intricate gold brocade decoration to upper, red watered silk endpapers, contained in a green watered silk chemise and dark green slipcase. Internally fine, fragile binding worn at joints but holding, case and box rubbed to extremities. It would appear that Louise Thomas commissioned Lady Strange to execute these works for at least two of her daughters, one being held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The V and A example is dated to coincide with daughter Charlotte reaching adulthood. Bookseller Inventory # 44705

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Cockram, Mark] Blake, Peter

Published by D3 Editions (2010)

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Item Description: D3 Editions, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. One of 600 signed by Peter Blake. This copy not numbered. Text by Mel Gooding. This copy additionally signed by Mel Gooding.Double board, double hollow Bradel binding. Goat skin covering spine and all edges. Spine overlaid with hand-dyed Scrabble board. Boards covered in hand-colored linocuts, collage, and inclusions, notably a 23.5 carat gold-covered letter E. Endpapers are linocuts on hand-colored paper. Bound by Mark Cockram in 2014. 24.8 x 30.2 cm.Sir Peter Blake is a British artist probably best known for the 1967 album cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. His work in the 1950s and 1960s brought him to the fore of the British pop art movement. Significant early works include On the Balcony (1955-57) and The First Real Target (1961). Blake’s love of letters and collecting come together in this work to illustrate the 18 unique alphabets he has produced, some of them previously unpublished.Mel Gooding is an art critic, writer, exhibition organiser, and friend to many artists including Peter Blake and Mark Cockram.Mark obtained a copy of the book in sheets directly from the publisher. Gooding signed this copy for Mark. It may well be the only copy of Alphabets signed by both Peter Blake and Mel Gooding.Mark Cockram is the bad boy of British bookbinding. Committed to the highest level of craftsmanship, Mark combines techniques from his training in fine art, design, and bookbinding to create stunning, distinctly non-traditional books. His work is lively, vigorous, and playful. Mark’s passion for his work is electric. He sparks with ideas.One of fewer than 30 Fellows of Designer Bookbinders, Mark is a member of an elite group of British fine art binders. He has been commissioned to bind the work of a Man Booker Prize finalist seven times. Mark is also a Brother (title of a full member, regardless of gender) of the distinguished Art Workers Guild, an organization founded in 1882 to promote the highest standards of excellence in all of the applied arts. There are only 350 Brothers, worldwide. Mark’s work can be found in The British Library, The Grolier Club, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and private collections around the world. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 5

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POUGET, Jean-Henri-Prosper (d.1769)

Published by Tilliard, Paris (1767)

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Item Description: Tilliard, Paris, 1767. Small 4to. (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches). Half-title, double-page letterpress table. Engraved frontispiece, engraved dedication, 9 engraved plates of script, & 240 engraved plates of ornamental letters and cyphers (13 hand coloured). Late 19th century green crushed morocco, bound by Lortic Frères, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Baron Raimondo Franchetti (1889-1935, morocco booklabel) Very rare first edition of this monumental work on ornamental cyphers, monograms and alphabets, by a noted French jeweler and decorator. A beautifully engraved work, this copy is bound in a lovely binding for a noted collector. The first edition is very rare, with only a single example appearing in the auction records in the last quarter century. BMC 20:790.13; Brunet V:p.848; Bonacini 1466; Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 5322. Bookseller Inventory # 29311

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TMEJ, ZDENEK

Published by Nak/adatelstvi Za'Druha a.s., Prague [Praha] (1946)

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Item Description: Nak/adatelstvi Za'Druha a.s., Prague [Praha], 1946. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDTION of Tmej's powerfully disturbing photo-exploration of the devastation of the Second World War; complete with 45 gravure plates. "Tmej's book is a remarkable document of his war experiences (psychological and otherwise). It is also a beautifully produced, if fragile book, a strange combination of luxury and cheapness: lusciously inked gravure printing on rough paper that is little better than newsprint. "When Tmej was forced, like many young Czechs, to work for the Nazi war effort in Breslau, he had the foresight to carry two cameras in his backpack on his way to a doubtful future in Germany, and the courage and perspicacity to use them. The resulting book, distilled from around 200 negatives, is notable not simply for its historical value, but also for Tmej's ability to make formally elegant images that are invested with a poetic weight that is quite remarkable given the circumstances of their making" (Parr/Badger, The Photobook, Vol. 1). Roth 101. Praha [Prague]: Nak/adatelstvi Za'Druha a.s., 1946. Quarto, original flexible boards, original dust jacket. Book fine, scarce, fragile dust jacket with restoration (as often) around edges and flap folds. RARE. Bookseller Inventory # 1504

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Davis, E. K

Published by Golden Press (1981)

ISBN 10: 0307101045 ISBN 13: 9780307101044

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Item Description: Golden Press, 1981. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0307101045

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Barbie Heit Schwaeber

Published by Soundprints (2011)

ISBN 10: 1607270951 ISBN 13: 9781607270959

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Item Description: Soundprints, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1607270951

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Robinson, Alan James

Published by Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA (2014)

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Item Description: Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA, 2014. One of 10 copies, (+5 AP copies) all on Winsor Newton 90# Watercolor paper Hotpress paper, each copy signed and numbered by the artist, Alan James Robinson. Page size: 5 x 8.5 inches; 38pp. Bound by Peter Geraty at Praxis Bindery: accordion style with yellow cloth over boards, title stamped in gold gilt on front panel, housed in custom-made green cloth over boards clamshell box, with title stamped on front cover of slipcase. Designed by Alan James Robinson, using lettering design by Suzanne Moore originally created for A FOWL ALPHABET, the alphabet is represented by American wildflowers and their attendant insects with the titlepage, colophon and letters of the alphabet and common names of the flowers printed giclee on an Epson 9890 Giclee Printer. The 26 wildflowers and 2 butterflies are done free hand (serving as the template for the giclee edition). The wildflowers range from Red Clover to Ladyslipper to Jack-in-the-Pulpit to Knotweed and include bees, hummingbirds, spiders, and butterflies. The colors are so strong and vibrant; they belie the usual notion of etiolated watercolors. The artist, who draws with color, mixes transparent and opaque watercolors in glazing and uses pure watercolor in antique drawing pen nibs resulting in a preciseness and detail not often associated with watercolor. The alphabet in cherry red, but does not overpower the floral images; rather it boldly introduces them. Botanically accurate, these colorful, common beauties of the plant world will seem familiar, but no less welcome, to the viewer / reader. Their common names are printed in blue. This is the first book from Alan James Robinson in several years. It is lovely and true to the natural world which has always inspired this artist. Bookseller Inventory # 10471

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Item Description: Dublin: The Dolmen Press, November 1954 – March 1960, 1960. 12 pamphlets housed loosely in the original paper wrappers. Occasional minor creases. An excellent set. Rare complete set of the Dolmen chapbooks in the original paper wrappers. "The idea behind the Dolmen chapbooks was to print short texts with illustrations, using various type formats and techniques within a uniform page size The series gives a fair picture of the very personal interests which informed the Press at this time, and several of the titles were issued in other formats" (Miller 17). The set of twelve pamphlets is divided into three groups of four, each with a paper wrapper, and with the series wrapper enclosing the complete set. Most of the individual pamphlets were published in editions of only 250, and complete sets are extremely uncommon. Miller 17. Bookseller Inventory # 79449

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VALERY (Paul).

Published by Librairie Auguste Bl, Paris (1976)

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Item Description: Librairie Auguste Bl, Paris, 1976. In-8, plats et dos en polycarbonate, plats ornés d'un décor échevelé composé de filets courbes et désordonnés gravés plus ou moins en creux qui délimitent des surfaces peintes dans différents tons blancs, verts et jaunes; doublures en polycarbonate laqué noir, gardes de tissu brun foncé, couverture imprimée. Etui (Edgard Claes, 2007).Edition originale. Tirage limité à 180 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches. Un des 150 exemplaires. Etonnante reliure de frère Edgard Claes, dont le décor évoque les mèches d'une chevelure. Bookseller Inventory # 38427

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Item Description: Salisbury: printed by E. Easton and sold by Messrs. Wilkie London; Sollers and Simmonds Blandford; Young Milborne; Applin Wimborne; and Jeffery Weymouth, 1786. 8vo., vi + 360pp., errata at foot of last page of text, a very faint dampstain affecting several leaves, early 19th century red half calf, spine fully gilt and lettered, marbled edges. A very good copy inscribed, on front endpaper, Geo. Ford Ayres R.N. This book is bound by him. 1817>, and with the press-mark of Lord Minto>* at head of spine. Only edition: rare. OCLC & ESTC locate copies at a total of only 6 libraries (BL + Bodley + Un. of New Brunswick + Lib. of Congress + Un. of Illinois + Yale). Joseph Longman was a writing-master at Child-Okeford, near Blandford, Dorset, and he dedicates his book to the Rev. Henry Hall, M.A. Rector of Child-Okeford. * Apparently Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Earl of Minto (1782-1859). Bookseller Inventory # 18787

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AUDEN, W.H.

Published by Connecticut Graphics ArtsCenter, South Norwalk CT (2001)

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Item Description: Connecticut Graphics ArtsCenter, South Norwalk CT, 2001. unbound. Book Condition: fine. Limited. This is one of 5 artist's proofs, from an edition that includes 14 numbered copies, 2 printer's proofs, and an archive proof. Signed by the artist. Portfolio of 26 hand colored etchings by Robert Andrew Parker based on the poem by Auden. Loose, as issued in linen clamshell box with a printed label. (South Norwalk: Connecticut GraphicArts Center, 2001). Bookseller Inventory # 229348

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Hockney, David

Published by London: Faber and Faber for the AIDS Crisis (1991)

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Item Description: London: Faber and Faber for the AIDS Crisis, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Deluxe edition. Small folio. Edited by Stephen Spender. One of 300 copies (250 for sale) printed on Exhibition Fine Art Cartridge paper, specially bound in quarter vellum with handmade Fabriano Roma paper sidws, signed by Hockney, Spender and 22 of the contributors. Four contributors, Paul Theroux, Ted Hughes, Gore Vidal and Anthony Burgess, were unavailable or otherwise engaged at the time and were unable to sign the book. But the 22 who did sign read like a who's who of contemporary British and American letters: Seamus Heaney, Martin Amis. Kazuo Ishiguru, Iris Murdoch, William Gold- ing, Julian barnes, V. S. Pritchett, William Boyd, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer, Margaret Drabble, Ian McEwan, Doris Lessing , Susan Sontag, et al. As new copy in publisher's box. An unmitigated triumph of the bookmaking art. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1645

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WALLIS, Edward.

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Item Description: London: Edward Wallis, Skinner Street, [c. 1829]. 30 circular wooden playing discs (63 mm. diameter), 24 with printed letters on one face; the obverse with 24 hand-coloured lithographic images and six remaining discs with letters (alphabets and sections of the alphabet) on both faces; five discs with splits, one repaired, due to tension of the wood when drying out, a few minor abrasures and a little spotted; housed in the original treen cylinder (80mm diam. 180mm h.) in two sections unscrewing in the middle surmounted by a screw lid with printed label on yellow within circular bands of black and red lines; lid rubbed; bottom inscribed in ink A New Years Gift for little Eliza Bruce. from her Aunt Emily. January 1st 1830, one word from label cut out and replaced with the word Aunty in direct ink lettering on wood. A rare alphabet game with unusually large pictorial and alphabetic disks. Issued by one of the leading Regency game manufacturers, the delightful images range from Ark, Boy, Cow to Xury (the slave Robinson Crusoe helped to escape), Yew and Zebra. What had started as a single-sheet ABC primer in the 16th century became an educational toy in the late 18th. ÔThe underlying concept was the use of simple pictures to reinforce the phonic impact of initial letters. As with the ABC primer, the idea migrated from the classroom to the nursery and the hearth. It became recognised as an ÒimprovingÓ toyÕ (Rickards, The Encyclopaedia of Ephemera, p. 2). Usually these games are not dated; however, we can for once give this example a rough date from the presentation inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 104367

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