Wien: R. Lowit Verlag, 1935. Hardcover. A book of poems in German translation from Israel's national poet Chajim Nachman Bialik (1873 - 1934). Third edition. Very good in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor fading to edges of boards and spine. Minor browning to endpapers, else clean and bright. Photographic frontispiece. In light grey dust jacket with blue title to spine and front panels. Minor chipping and wear to edges of jacket. Minor browning to spine and edge of jacket. 193 pages. In German. GER909281. Very Good / Very Good.
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Paris: Chez Bechet Aine, 1822. Hardcover. Very good in modern green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Laid paper interior with occasional spots of foxing. Previous owner's bookplate inside cover. Ownership stamp and signature also to front pastedown. Minor wear to edges and hinges of boards. Tight binding, in French. 511 pages. French History. FRH/3113. Very Good.
Munchen: Theodor Stroefer's Kunstverlag, circa 1890-1910. Hardcover. Blue cloth spine with illustrated paper covered boards titled in brown. Filled with poems and short stories for children (according to jacket aged 6 - 10 years) with charming illustrations on every page. Several have been hand colored. Minor foxing throughout. In original tan dust jacket with light green title to spine and front panels. Minor spots of dampstaining to jacket. Heavy chipping and wear to edges of jacket, which is now preserved in a removable plastic cover. Text in German. A cute book. 88 pages. GER/031819. Very Good / Very Good.
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1980. Hardcover. One of 300 copies. This interesting essay and accompanying illustrations first appeared in The Paper Maker in 1966. The prints that are the subject of the essay were originally included in booklets of cigarette paper as premiums to induce "chain buying." The twenty four prints roughly illustrate the art of papermaking in late 18th century Spain. Bound in patterned cream paper reproduced from an 18th century French woodblock design with a title label to spine. Composed in Times Roman types and printed on Ingres-Büttenpapier. Prospectus is laid in. In fine condition. Octavo. Unpaginated. BOB/072820. Fine.
London: Elliot Stock, 1891. Hardcover. Ex-library in the original dark brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Library markings to spine, verso of title page, and pocket to rear. Wear to edges, spine, and corners of boards. Soiling to rear board. And residue from old tape wrapping around spine to covers. Includes many illustrations. Chipping to page edges of most pages. Smudge marks to margins of some pages. Soiling to title page. Illustrated title page is detached and laid in (but clean). Repair to interior rear hinge. A good reading copy with nice illustrations. Size: thin quarto. 117 pages. BOB/040219. Very Good.
Stuttgart: Carl Krabbe. Hardcover. No date. Very Good in grey illustrated paper wrappers with grey title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Minor edgewear to exterior. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout and a fold out map. A few unopened pages at rear. 88 pages. In German. GER/4213. Very Good.
Paris: 1785. The Silver Striped Herring, The Herring Carp. Plate number 408 from the book Ichithyologi, Ou Histoire Naturelle, Generale Et Particuliere, Des Poissons. Printed in Paris and Berlin, 1785 – 1797. Size: 8 1/2 inches x 15 3/8 inches. Marcus Bloch, 1723 – 1799, was a German physician from Berlin who spent the earlier part of his career studying intestinal worms. At the age of 57, Bloch turned to the study of fish, and set the task of providing full descriptions and illustrations, in a splendid style, of the species known to him. One of the earliest students of fish, Bloch published a series of fish prints titled: Ichithyologi, Ou histoire naturelle generale et particuliere, Des Poissons, in which he described over 200 species for the first time. The prints remained a primary reference source for the next century. Bloch issued folio and octavo prints and each specimen was engraved on a copper plate and then hand-colored with watercolors. The plates contain the names of each fish in several languages. Framed. #34603. Near Fine.
Paris: 1785. Snapper. Plate number 256 from the book Ichithyologi, Ou Histoire Naturelle, Generale Et Particuliere, Des Poissons. Printed in Paris and Berlin, 1785 – 1797. Size: 8 1/8 inches x 15 7/8 inches. Marcus Bloch, 1723 – 1799, was a German physician from Berlin who spent the earlier part of his career studying intestinal worms. At the age of 57, Bloch turned to the study of fish, and set the task of providing full descriptions and illustrations, in a splendid style, of the species known to him. One of the earliest students of fish, Bloch published a series of fish prints titled: Ichithyologi, Ou histoire naturelle generale et particuliere, Des Poissons, in which he described over 200 species for the first time. The prints remained a primary reference source for the next century. Bloch issued folio and octavo prints and each specimen was engraved on a copper plate and then hand-colored with watercolors. The plates contain the names of each fish in several languages. Framed. #34607.
n.p. n.p., n.d. [circa late 18th century]. Hardcover. Volume two only of this French translation of Boccaccio's stories. Small octavo in brown leather with front board and free front endpaper detached and back board missing. Raised bands to spine with title label missing. Brown spotting throughout. Just fair condition. 383 pages plus table of stories. FRE/12031. Fair.
Bonn: Verlag von Max Cohen and Cohn, 1866. Hardcover. Ex-library with stamps to endpapers and spine. Bound in modern red cloth boards. No title to binding. Library call numbers to spine and evidence of removed title label. Wear and minor fraying to spine ends and edges of boards. Chipping and some loss to endpapers. Some pages are disbound and many splits to interior binding. Includes all 51 plates, some in color, one fold out. Text in German. Clean overall with occasional spots of foxing to text pages. Occasional smudge marks and spots of soiling (mostly to margins) of plates. Some short closed tears to edges of pages. A good reading copy. 379 pages plus 51 plates. REL/042419. Very Good.
Verlag Karl Robert Langewiesche, n.d., circa 19. Paperback. Very good in brown paper wrappers with black title to spine and white title to front cover. Illustrated with 48 black and white photographic pictures. Mit 48 Bilder. Foxing to interior. Minor wear to edges of wrappers. 48 pages. German. GER21142. Very Good.