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Marcel, [Jean Joseph].

Published by Alexandria, Imprimerie orientale et française, 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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Architectural picture alphabet

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

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Item Description: J. de Pian and L. Müller, Vienna, 1842. Pian, Jean Baptiste de (illustrator). 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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Ornamented Types. 'Twenty-Three Alphabets from the Foundry: Victorian Alphabet] Mosley,

Victorian Alphabet] Mosley, James (ed.)

Published by Ian Mortimer (1993)

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Item Description: Ian Mortimer, 1993. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. The case measures 61 by 48 cm. Special set (only one). This copy provides the most beautiful printing on vellum of recent years; Unique example with eighteen large sheets of decorative alphabets printed on vellum. It is here divided into three volumes, housed in a strong case by Glen Bartley, past-president of Designer Bookbinders. The normal edition, printed by Ian Mortimer (I.M. Imprint) in 1993, was in two volumes, limited to two hundred copies for sale, the second volume consisting of these large and wonderfully decorative alphabets in various sizes. However, the present set has, uniquely, a third volume, consisting of eighteen superb alphabet-sheets printed - in several brilliant colours - on vellum. This is 'Set A'. (Set B contained fifteen vellum sheets; set C had four vellum sheets. Three other sets had one vellum sheet, printed in black. ) The A, B, and C were printed only one copy each. The survival in perfect condition of these amazing alphabets, engraved on box-wood during the early nineteenth century, among the archives of the Monotype Corporation in mid-twentieth century, was an important event. They are printed here from the original box-wood blocks. In the large case which holds these three volumes, Volume 1 is in its original black cloth boards; volumes 2 and 3, the alphabets on paper and on vellum, have been bound in limp vellum. All three volumes are together in their large box of black cloth over boards, with gold-on-black title label. Bookseller Inventory # KS11843

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HEISLER (Jindrich).

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Item Description: Book Condition: OCCASION. L'Alphabet. 1952. Constitué par les clichés des 25 collages originaux contrecollés sur des feuilles de papier in-12, formant les lettres de l'alphabet et foliotés de A à Z (sauf le W), chacun de 14 cm de hauteur, sous emboîtage. Texte tapuscrit biographique sur Heisler joint avec quelques autographes. (CN24) Le chef-d'oeuvre de Jindrich Heisler (1914-1953) et sa dernière réalisation. Poète, peintre et photographe, Heisler adhère en 1938 au "Groupe des surréalistes en Tchécoslovaquie" dont Toyen (Maria Cerminova, 1902-1980) était membre. Pendant la guerre, il crée des collages à partir de photomontages et objets. "En 1943, il découvre une nouvelle technique qu'il appelle photogravure". Toyen et Heisler partent à Paris en 1947. "De 1948 à 1950, il devient membre du comité de rédaction et en même temps un des animateurs de la revue Néon, première revue surréaliste d'après guerre, dont il réalise la mise en page (Dictionnaire général du surréalisme). Quand Heisler meurt, début 1953, Breton lui rend hommage car il "a vécu intégralement pour le surréalisme". Dans Le Surréalisme et la peinture, Breton écrit : "Et aussi disparu (tout récemment, hélas !, celui que j'aimais entre tous, celui qui. fut ici la mieux ramifiée et la plus subtile articulation de l'activité surréaliste, mon très cher Jindrich Heisler.") (p. 209-210). En 1955, Breton utilise les lettres de l'alphabet de Heisler pour composer le mot "surréalisme" qui sert d'ouverture aux pages de documents de la réédition des Manifestes du surréalisme aux éditions du Sagitaire, dans une maquette de Pierre Faucheux, publiée simultanément en version reliée au Club français du livre (Faucheux. Le Magicien du livre, 1995, p. 209). On notera la différence de qualité et de finesse entre l'original sur papier brillant et la reproduction, en petit format, médiocre et fort sombre. Certaines lettres de cet alphabet surréaliste (A, D, E, H, I, O, T) ont été utilisées comme lettrines pour les chapitres du livre de Jennifer Mundy, Surrealism: desire unbound (2001). Leur reproduction est parfaite, quoique d'un format très réduit. Le catalogue Alphabets de l'exposition organisée par Massin au Musée-Galerie de la Seita en 1986 présentait cet ensemble (n° 201). Les gravures étaient alors contrecollées sur bois découpé. Tout en reprenant la technique du collage de gravures anciennes portée à la perfection par Max Ernst, Heisler lui donne une nouvelle dimension typographique, associant des éléments disparates afin de produire le choc surréaliste qui fait mouche à chaque fois, dont José Pierre dit qu'ils sont "d'une invention sans faille" (Le Surréalisme : dictionnaire de poche, 1966). Joint un exemplaire de Jindrich Heisler : Surrealism under Pressure, catalogue de l'exposition de 2012 à l'Art Institute of Chicago. N° 632 de la vente André Breton (mentionnant par erreur 26 collages). Bookseller Inventory # 1329463

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Alphabet Gothique par Midolle

Published by N.p. (1845)

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Item Description: N.p., 1845. Midolle, Jean (illustrator). 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. 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. - Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14.-, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. - Sprache: Deutsch 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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E Is for Ethiopia (World Alphabets): Ashenafi Gudeta (Photographer),

Ashenafi Gudeta (Photographer), Ataklti Mulu (Photographer), Betelhem Abate (Photographer), Dama Boru (Photographer)

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Item Description: Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX184507825X

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Open Court Reading - Alphabet Sound Individual: WrightGroup/McGraw-Hill

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Item Description: SRA/McGraw-Hill, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0075719452

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A Bug Collection, an alphabet of bugs: Salmon, Peter

Salmon, Peter

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: An ABC compilation of bug paintings and information about those bugs, by painter and Naturalist, Peter Salmon. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1484113330

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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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Pi & The English Alphabet Vol. 2: Leeds, Marty

Leeds, Marty

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Pi & The English Alphabet Volume 2 is the continued exploration of sacred number and the mystical properties of language. Delving into such things as Chess, Genesis 1:1, The Cross of Christ, Hermes Trismegistus as well as the Weighing of the Heart Ceremony to name but a few, Pi & TEA Vol. 2 is the ultimate esoteric journey into our English language. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_148263564X

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A Bug Collection, an alphabet of bugs: Salmon, Peter

Salmon, Peter

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 1484113330 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Bookseller Inventory # Z1484113330Z3

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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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A Fowl Alphabet, Twenty-six Wood Engravings by: CHELONIIIDAE Press. -

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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An English Alphabet, For the Use of: OMAI] SHARP, Granville

Item Description: Printed for J. Galabin, London, 1786. Octavo, 76 pp.; a very good untrimmed copy in recent quarter calf. 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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Pi & The English Alphabet Vol. 2: Leeds, Marty

Leeds, Marty

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ISBN 10: 148263564X ISBN 13: 9781482635645

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 148263564X Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Bookseller Inventory # Z148263564XZ3

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Smith, Joseph [Deseret Alphabet]

Published by Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros. 1868 - 1869, New York (1868)

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Item Description: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros. 1868 - 1869, New York, 1868. Hardcover. First editions. Four volume set. 443, 116, 36, 72pp. The Book of Mormon is bound in black cloth with title and Salt Lake Temple gilt stamped on the spine. Selections of the book of Mormon is bound 1/4 blue leather over light blue printed and illustrated boards. First Reader is bound in 1/4 brown cloth over light orange printed and illustrated boards. Second Reader is bound in 1/4 black cloth over tan printed and illustrated boards. All volumes are very good with some wear and bumping to the boards and edges. The Book of Mormon shows additional wear to the spine and hinges. These four works were the only books published in the Deseret Alphabet. The print runs for the Book of Mormon are usually cited as five-hundred, making this one of the rarer Book of Mormons. The two readers were based on the McGuffey manuals, and were introduced in public schools of the Territory in 1868.The Deseret Alphabet was introduced in 1854 and was created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball and George D. Watt. Made up of thirty-eight characters( apparently it was and partially based on Pitman shorthand) to correlate with basic sounds in the English language, the Deseret Alphabet was intended to be used to help simplify the principles of the English language. The Deseret News announced in its issue of January 19, 1854, "The Board [of Regents] have held frequent sittings this winter, with the sanguine hope of simplifying the English Language, and especially its orthography. After many fruitless attempts to render the common alphabet of the day subservient to their purpose, they found it expedient to invent an entirely new and original set of characters." Although only a written language, Brigham Young had high hopes for the new language, firmly believing it would unite the many foreign converts that were streaming into Utah from Europe. The creation of the language was one of the more unusual ideas of Brigham Young, and never was fully embraced by the Mormons. The Deseret Alphabet was abandoned shortly after Young's death. Flake/Draper 607, 608. Auerbach I: 1183. Sabin 83050. Bookseller Inventory # 45283

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Alphabets: Cockram, Mark] Blake,

Cockram, Mark] Blake, Peter

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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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Dictionnaire de Chifres et de Lettres Ornees,: POUGET, Jean-Henri-Prosper (d.1769)

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

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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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Pattern Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts (Dover Pictorial: Solo, Dan X.

Solo, Dan X.

Published by Dover Publications (1995)

ISBN 10: 0486283712 ISBN 13: 9780486283715

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Item Description: Dover Publications, 1995. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0486283712

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Farm Alphabet Book: Miller, Jane

Miller, Jane

Published by J M Dent & Sons Ltd (1981)

ISBN 10: 0460069799 ISBN 13: 9780460069793

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Alphabet of Earth (Smithsonian Alphabet Book) (with: Barbie Heit Schwaeber

Barbie Heit Schwaeber

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ISBN 10: 1607270951 ISBN 13: 9781607270959

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Alphabet of Space (Smithsonian Alphabet Book) (with: Laura G. Galvin

Laura G. Galvin

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Alphabet of Space (Smithsonian Alphabet Book) (with: Laura G. Galvin

Laura G. Galvin

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Israeli Hebrew for Speakers of English: Introduction: Cole, Peter; Horin,

Cole, Peter; Horin, Ben Gad

Published by Duben Books (1976)

ISBN 10: 0943443008 ISBN 13: 9780943443003

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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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Maggie Simpson's Alphabet Book (Simpson's Concept Books): Groening, Matt

Groening, Matt

ISBN 10: 0001926314 ISBN 13: 9780001926318

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Item Description: Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007160847

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