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Description First edition. Three volumes. Beautifully bound to style by Aquarius of London. Full speckled calf, double ruled in gilt to the upper and lower boards. Five raised bands, elaborate gilt decorated compartments, title and volume numbers in gilt to red and green morocco labels to the spine. Plain endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. Original half title present to volume three.

Faded ownership name to the top edge of title page of volume II and the occasional short closed tear and finger mark throughout. A very attractive example. Publisher London: John Murray. Format: Hardcover, three volumes. Date of theft: c. Description Two volumes in one, small octavo, pp. First title-page a little dusty and with two early signatures, light marginal water stain on a few leaves in the second work. Publication place: Amsterdam. Format: x mm. Description This is the earliest edition of the most famous and influential vampire tale of all.

Stoker was inspired by the folklore of his native Ireland and by the Gothic novels of his countryman Sheridan Le Fanu. As DNB observes, the "complex and highly symbolic" plot here "illustrated [the author's] fears about a world approaching a new century, about the unspeakable things which could happen to ordinary people, and about male insecurity and the dangers of subservience to another person. This is not an especially rare book, but it is not common to find a well-preserved copy, and our appealing morocco binding provides a welcome alternative to the publisher's yellow cloth, which invariably shows up very soiled.

Publication place: Westminster. Publisher Archibald Constable and Company. Description Revised and recommended by Mr. Henry Howard Pleasing recent retrospective chestnut-colored calf, covers with central frame formed by multiple blind and decorative rules, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, maroon morocco label. Printer's woodcut rose device on title page.

Bitting, p. Title page a little soiled, very faint dampstain to tail margin of first half of text, occasional mi nor marginal stains, smudges, or corner creases, other trivial imperfections, but AN EXCELLENT COPY of a book difficult to find in pleasing condition, the text generally clean and fresh with especially ample margins, and in an unworn sympathetic binding. Publisher Printed for Thomas Astley. Published 14 Dec. Publisher Firmin Didot. Publisher Imprimerie Nouvelle. Recensuit Sapiens ab A ad Z. Authors Erasmus, Desiderius [d. Description In later tan calf binding with attractive floriate borders and panel decoration blind-stamped on boards.

More recently rebacked with four raised bands on spine and blind-stamped decoration in the compartments; burgundy lettering-piece with author and title gilt. All edges washed red. Includes index. Printed in black letter with attractive woodcut initials. Occasional manuscript marginalia. Paper fault at foredge of t4 affecting one or two letters in the marginal note.

Repair to top foredge corner of v7. Brown marks in foredge margin of x A few leaves close-trimmed at foredge, touching marginal notes in places. Minor light damp-marking and some marks of use. Crisp, clean and tight. A very good example of this rare book, the text of which is now complete. STC 2nd ed. Publisher Richard Grafton. First edition: no.

Authors Herodotus. Description Bound in vellum. Approx 5" x 3. Title spine reads: 'Herodoto Alicarnaseo Tradot', with '' at the bottom. Date of theft: 14th September Authors Heaney Seamus. Description paperback, signed by Heaney on the title page. Authors Heaney Samus. Description signed by Heaney on the title page. Authors Appolinaire Guillaume. Description translated by Samuel Beckett, published by the Dolmen Press, in an edition numbered and signed by Samuel Beckett, with a short haiku by Alan Ginsberg written on the front endpaper, and signed by Ginsberg; in navy blue boards in a blue slipcase, about 10 inches high.

Authors Kinsella Thomas. Description 2 small volumes of printed correspondence, in plain red covers, between designer Bruce Rogers and T. Lawrence, concerning Rogers's design and typesetting of Lawrence's translation of the Odyssey, privately printed by Rogers. Authors Robert Jones.

Description Contemporary half calf with marbled covers, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt-lettered red morocco label. Illustrated with 5 folding engraved plates. Extremely rare first edition from of one of the earliest English works dealing with recreational fireworks. Publisher Printed for the author; and sold by J. Date of theft: Between and Description Contemporary full calf.

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Marbled endpapers and edges. Gilt-decorated board edges. Illustrated with 7 folding copper-engraved plates and 1 folding table. Rare early French work on a wide range of recreational fireworks. Publisher L. Authors Herman Melville. Description First English Edition. Spine a little sunned and gilt lettering dull, otherwise flawless: an exceptional copy. Recently respined and recornered, possibly in panelled calf.

Publisher Printed by William Hall. Date of theft: 12 mars Authors Blaeu etc. Description - "Comitatus Hollandia", Blaeu, ref. Authors Thomas Paine. Two works in one volume. Philadelphia, printed; London, re-printed [and] Paris: J. First editions see below for details. Two works bound in one volume. Quarter bound in early 20th Century parchment and cloth over boards, lettered on the spine in gilt. Modest soiling to the parchment, internally crisp and near fine. A plaque in the street where he lived in Paris notes that Paine was an "Englishman by birth, American by adoption, and French by decree.

Publisher J. Authors Uzanne Octave. Celui-ci, l'un des 15 sur Chine, est l'exemplaire personnel de l'auteur. L'exemplaire est en outre enrichi d'une eau-forte originale de F. Exempt de rousseurs, ce qui est rare sur un tel papier. Provenance : Octave Uzanne ex-libris multiples et vente , Isidoro Fernandez ex-libris. Publisher Edouard Rouveyre. Authors J. Date of theft: May Ist edition untrimmed in original boards, new spine and label.

Reinforced at the inner hinges but sympathetically done. Ownership possibly initially Anthony Eyre of The Grove with his bookplate. In he purchased the manor and estate of Grove in Nottinghamshire, adjacent to his other properties at Rampton, Treswell and Headon, from Mr William Levinz. He undertook alterations to Grove Hall and made it his principal residence. Authorship written in pen on title page. Whateley wrote this book while living in the Mansion House in Nonsuch Park. Close on the heels of George Mason's Essay on Design in Gardening, Whateley's Observations provide the most comprehensive work on the theory and practice of English landscape gardening in the naturalistic taste before Horace Walpole's brief Essay on Modern Gardening Further it includes descriptions of key landscape gardens of the day that are hailed for the exactness.

Publisher T Payne. Date of theft: on or around 18th November Description 8vo, xxxi, pp. The first collected edition of Repton's writings, edited by John Claudius Loudon, with his customary attention to detail, and practicability. Publisher printed for the authors. Authors Hesse Hermann. Description Limited and signed edition, of , signed by Hesse with H Hesse.

Publisher Rascher. Date of theft: end of Sept Description Contemporary printed illustrated wrappers. First and unique edition of one of the most remarkable early 20th century illustrated books. This very rare work, entirely engraved, is illustrated with 13 full-page woodcuts in colour one folding.

Printed in copies, all on China paper.

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Publisher SIC. Authors Picasso. Description Original zincography in 3 colors. Signed with red crayon. Publisher Galerie Matarasso. Date of theft: 24 September Description Original lithograph in 4 colors. Description Original color linocut. Date of publication: July Description Original color lithograph. Publisher Mourlot.

Description Black and white lithograph.

Publisher Sala Gaspar Dibujos de Picasso. Date of publication: January - February Publisher Galerie Madoura. Newly amended and augmented, both in French and English, for the helpe of such young students as are desirous to attaine to the knowledge of the same. English in Black letter, French in Roman letter. Small typographical ornament on t-p, engraved bookplate of Edward Jackson Baron, on pastedown.


Light age yellowing, small closed tear at gutter of title, title and verso of last a bit dusty. A very good copy, crisp and clean, in contemporary limp vellum, remains of ties. Roman and Italic letter. Woodcut printer's device on title, another on verso of last, woodcut initials, historiated woodcut tailpiece, typographical ornaments, 28 small woodcut illustrations in text, 19 full page maps, one folding. Age yellowing, t-p slightly dusty, two small tears in lower margin just touching imprint with no loss, some marginal soiling in places, the odd ink splash or mark, outer upper corner torn to map of Tunis with minor loss, tiny single worm hole in first four quires.

A good copy in modern limp vellum antique, yapp edges remains of ties, spine with morocco label gilt. Black letter. Title within woodcut frame, flanked by Moses with the two Tablets of the Law, and King David McKerrow and Ferguson , 7 half-page woodcut illustrations, including of the 'Riche Mines of Potossi', local animals, construction work for a new city, and a horned man two repeated , woodcut initials throughout.

Blank fore-edge of A3 restored, one leaf holed at gutter with loss of a few letters, general age-yellowing, a few leaves lightly browned, some running titles and outer edges a little shaved. A good copy in blind tooled diced Russia c, covers with gilt lozenge, neatly rebacked, a. Contemporary marginalia, ex-libris of Boies Penrose on fly, gilt leather ex-libris of Rt. Thomas Grenville on upper pastedown, 17thC shelfmark in blank upper portion of title.

Publisher Richard Ihones. Description 8vo, pp. Neat Roman letter, little Greek, large woodcut initials. Original paperflaw affecting one letter on p. Very crisp copy in English contemporary calf, blind-tooled boards, double-panelled, fleuron in central frame and fleur-de-lis ornaments to corners, red morocco label, slightly worn, minor losses on the edges, repair to head and foot of the spine, front joint and spine a bit cracked.

Endpapers from a contemporary English-Latin Black Letter dictionary. Modern book plate on front pastedown and of the great Bridgewater Library on title verso, early shelf marks on title. Publisher Jean Frellon. Carlo IX. Henrico III. Authors Davila, H. Publisher "nella Stamperia reale". Authors Arminius Wesley Bill. Description The cover reads "Personal history during the Civil War. Three years and ten months.

Date of publication: Sep. Date of theft: between mid-April and June 6, Translated out of French into English.

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Description 8vo x mm. London: printed by J. Downing; and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster, Publisher Printed by J. Period style half calf over marbled boards, title page a little dusty, untrimmed. London, M. Publisher M. Description "Second English" edition, [actually the third] corrected and enlarged with two Additional Relations, viz. Small 4to.

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Contemporary speckled calf, re-backed, plum coloured label to spine. Publisher Crooke. Description 8vo; 18th-century full vellum over boards, spine with label and gilt title; [i. With four full-page chiromantic hands and several zodiacal and planetary illustrations in the text. Some light browning, but a very good copy. All the most famous subsequent authors on the subjects are somehow indebted to Tiberti cf.

Sabbatini, Bio-bibliografia chiromantica, Reggio Emilia, , pp. The original dedication by Tiberti to Ottavio Ubaldino, earl of Mercatello, is followed by a new dedication addressed by the editor Johannes Dryander to the Mainz nobleman Johann Furderer de Richtenfels. The text of the two Mainz editions differs significantly from that of the first Bologna edition, a thing that can only be explained by the fact that Dryander had not access to the first edition or to the manuscript used as a basis for the first edition; he probably had at hand only a defective manuscript and on several occasions he had to intervene to complete the incomplete text.

Tiberti defends palmistry and tries to prove it as a science. In the arrangement of the seven planets on the lines of the palm, he significantly deviates from his predecessors, creating a new system that had a long-lasting influence on his successors. The work was later put in the Index. Antioco Tiberti was born into a noble Cesena family. After completing his studies in France, he came back to Italy, published his treatise on palmistry, which made him famous, and had the temerity to go to Rome at the invitation of Pope Alexander VI to defend his case.

He did it so well that he was exiled, but not convicted. In he went to Rimini, where he was arrested by order of Pandolfo Malatesta. While he was in prison, the latter visited him to learn about his future. Tiberti predicted him that he would lose his lordship and would die in exile and in extreme poverty. Later, during an attempt to escape, Tiberti was captured and beheaded his corpse remained unburied for almost a year.

Shortly after Malatesta was ousted by Cesare Borgia and died in exile and extreme poverty as predicted. The only source about Tiberi's life is an eighteenth-century manuscript Diatribae caesenates written by a certain G. Braschi and now preserved at the Malatestiana Library of Cesena. Publisher Ivo Schoefer. Item complures illustrium virorum epistolae ad dominu m Symphorianu m Camperiu m.

Louvain, Pieter Martens van Alst, March, Title within an ornamental woodcut border including the printer's device. Title printed in red and black and a full-page woodcut at the end showing the author with his patron and his wife kneeling in prayer. The two works are bound together in a blind-stamped calf binding made by the Flemish Jacob Clercx de Geel from Antwerp active from about to He was succeeded by his son Gheert who was married with Abraham Ortelius' sister Anna.

Gheert used the same panel with the first name of his father erased. In the same period, Jan Tys from Mechelen used a panel with the same design and the same text border but with his own name cf. Evidence and Principles, New York, , pp. On each cover there are two impressions of a panel divided into two rectangles each occupied by three animals above: dragon, rabbit, dog; below: cattle, eagle, deer enclosed within the curves of a vine branch.

Between these two panels is another panel figuring dancing peasants and a piper cf. This seems to be the only surviving specimen of the two panels in combination with the frieze of dancers signed by Jacob Clerx see also L. Indestege, Boekbanden iut vijf eeuven. Catalogus van de tentoonstelling, Gent, , no. Paris, , p. The work has an immediate success and only five months later a second edition appeared with thirteen new dialogues. It was mostly used in Northern European schools and was reprinted many times at Antwerp, Cologne, Paris and Lyon until the middle of the century cf. Daxhelet, Adrien Barlandus, humaniste belge, In the dedicatory letter to his pupil Charles de Croy , later bishop of Turnai , he pays reverent tribute to Erasmus and Mosellanus as his literary models.

The possibility of the dialogue genre led Barlandus to use the colloquies increasingly as a vehicle for the critical and often satirical and polemical discussion of the major preoccupations of his age, moral and religious topics far beyond the horizon of the schoolroom. His Dialogi are of great interest not only as examples of the Latin used in the schools, and the methods of teaching it, but also as a source of information concerning school and university life in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries e. The Dialogi are historical documents of great value to those who would picture not only the various aspects of student life at that time, but of culture generally cf.

Brunken, Handbuch zur Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Vom Beginn des Buchdrucks bis , Stuttgart, , cols. He continued his studies at the University of Louvain, probably in Having studied at the College of the Pig, Barlandus received the degree of Master of Arts in and began teaching Latin.

In he was appointed professor of philosophy. In June he was elected procurator of the Dutch nation, a position he hold again in , , , and He also served terms as quodlibetarius in and and as dean of the faculty of arts in and He became one of the most ardent supporters of Erasmus and the new learning at the University of Louvain.

In autumn he composed a catalogue of Erasmus' writings for his Brother Cornelius. In he was offered the chair of Latin in the new Collegium Trilingue, but resigned in November , partly because the friction with the faculty of arts, of which he was still a member. In he was appointed to the chair of eloquence, a post he held until his death. For the use of his students he composed a Compendiosae institutions artis oratoriae and De amplification oratoria Barlandus was a prolific writer and published a collection of elegant sayings in , several historical works, among them De Hollandiae principibus , De rerum gestarum a Brabantiae ducibus historia , numerous paedagogical and moralistic works such as De ratione studii and Institutio christiani hominis His merits as a teacher and Latinist were especially recorded in Erasmus' Ciceronianus cf.

Vanautgaerden, Thierry Martens et la figure le l'imprimeur humanistse, Tournhout, , p. Daxelet, op. Heireman, Tentoonstelling Dirk Martens: , Alost. Champier was in Italy three times: in , in and in During his last travel he spent some time at Pavia, where he was admitted to the 'collegium artistarum et medicorum'. The speech by Pietro Antonio Rustico, lecturer on logic and medicine, held on that occasion and printed toward the end of the volume, shows how proud Champier was about this honor. Rustico also alludes to Champier's family-ties in Italy, which he sees in the Campeggi families of Bologna and Pavia.

At the end of the speech Rustico enumerates and praises the hitherto books published by Champier, important as an early bibliography. The main part of the volume consists of a 'epistolary duel' with Girolamo da Pavia, an Augustinian monk from Asti, with whom he had for five years an intensive correspondence through the Lyonese publisher Balthazar de Gabiano cf.

Ijsewijn, eds. He also sees in many Italian writers detractors moved only by jealousy and malice and mentions Valla, Merula, Poggio, Pico and Girolamo Balbo. Fierce of his Lyonnais origins he praises the antique origins of his native city on the authority of Berosus, which however was rightly questioned by Girolamo da Pavia cf. The volume contains furthermore various letters by Champier to others, e.

But the book also contains letters addressed to Champier, mainly from other scholars and physicians, among them Alessandro Benedetti and Robert Cockburn, bishop of Ross cf. MacDonald, et al. The volume closes with Catalogus preceptorum, patronorum, familarium et auditorum, in which Champier lists his teachers, patrons, friends and students. The few libraries, which hold a copy of this work and the few scholars who mentions it in their articles, all pretend the work to be printed either at Basel or at Venice.

They even printed another work containing letters by Champier Duellum epistolare see J.

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Baudrier, Bibliographie lyonnaise, VI, Lyon, , p. Symphorien Champier, was born into a bourgeois family at Saint-Symphorien-sur-Croise, near Lyon and studied at the University of Paris before , when he matriculated at the medical school of Montpellier, which granted him his doctorate in He taught liberal arts in Grenoble and took a doctorate in theology in In he was appointed physician to Antoine Duke of Lorraine, who brought him to Nancy.

Champier followed the duke several time to Italy, where he was involved in the battles of Agnadello and Marignano During his stays in Italy he won recognition as an academic teacher from the University of Pavia. In he became an alderman in Lyon, and for the last twenty years of his life he was at the center of the cultural Renaissance of that city, while simultaneously promoting the study of medicine by helping to found the College of the Holy Trinity and sponsoring translations of, and writing commentaries on, the works of Hippocrates and Galen.

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In the s he was involved in a controversy on the merits of Greek and Arab medicine with the German physician Lorenz Fries and also with the botanist Leonhard Fuchs. Defensio pro Symphoriano Campeggio Champier became more and more hostile to Arabic medicine and in Clysteriorum campi contra Arabum this work was ironically put by Rabelais in his library of Saint-Victor , he even goes so far to advise his readers to refrain from reading the Arabs.

With over fifty titles to his credit, Champier was a very prolific author, editor and compiler. His most important writings were in medicine, pharmacy, philosophy, and occultism, but he also worked in theology, history, biography, genealogy, poetry, patristics, and many other fields. From all sides this serried band of doctors made such inroads into the camp of the barbarian that, wherever they stood, no place was left to the enemy' cf.

Allut, Etude biographique sur Symphorien Champier, Lyon, , pp. Baudrier, Bibliographie Lyonnaise, vol. Description Von den Ausserlichen Kennzeichen der Fossilien. Leipzig: Siegfried Lebrecht, With 8 folding plates. Contemporary half-calf over boards. Publisher Siegfried Lebrecht.

Publisher Imago. Date of theft: Mars-avril Authors Johannes Magnus. Description Vellum. Publisher Ioannem de Mariam. Date of theft: Description Reliure plein maroquin bleu nuit. Date of theft: Salon Paris. Authors Melville. Description Faded royal blue volume housed in a protective beige colored box or jacket with a black band on the spine against which the title was embossed in gold or silver lettering.

The container was clearly of more recent vintage than the volume perhaps midth century. Inside the box there was a program from a centennial commemoration of the publishing of Moby Dick that took place at the Princeton University Library. Also, on either the inside front cover or the first right hand page, the following was inscribed in pencil: No.

Date of theft: between February 6, and February 17, Authors Mattioli, Pietro Andrea. Description The celebrated edition with the large woodcuts very splendidly coloured by a contemporary hand. Bound in 2 volumes, 18th century full calf with gilt labels. In very good general condition. Publisher F. Authors Euclid. Description [Elements. Erhardus Ratdolt, Publisher Erhardus Ratdolt.

Date of theft: 4 February Authors Cary, John. Description Cary, John: Cary's new and correct English atlas : being a new set of county maps from actual surveys. London, printed for John Cary, Publisher printed for John Cary. Leipzig, Peter Conrad Monath, Bound in contemporary half vellum. With old notations on first endpaper with a list of other books on the subject.

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Titlepage and the first page with insignificant waterstains at the edge, else a very clean and attractive copy of this rare book. Publisher Peter Conrad Monath. Date of theft: June Authors Various authors. Description We have been informed that a few days after we visited a house near Woodstock in Oxfordshire to assess a collection that the house was burgled and books among other things taken.

None were especially valuable - all were in poor condition - but they may turn up around the trade and enable a thief to be caught. Also a few volumes by classic illustrators Rackham, Dulac , some facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts, and opera programmes. There may additionally be some general secondhand books on art history or printing.

Equationes domorum celi. Horam nati in utero matris cum quondam tractatu nativitatum utili ac oranto Authors Engel Johann. Description Blue morocco binding signed " J. Faulkner" c. Publisher Erhardi Ratdolf Augustinensis. Date of publication: vigesimo septimo Kalendas Novembris Date of theft: betweeen july 1 and august 31 Plus la dioptrique.

Les meteores et la geometrie. Description Original bound in brown calf, covers framed by border p. Publisher Ian Mairie. Cum adiuncta dissertatione de nuncio sidereo nuper ad mortales misso. Authors Kepler Johann. Description Bound with Kepler Johann, Dissertatio cum nuncio sidereo Florentiae and Wooderbonios Ioannes, Quatuor problematum Patavii Agatha and Jos decide to set out on an adventure and take back her stolen path piece from the hateful Crisis.

The two friends encounter allies and enemies, and sometimes its difficult to tell them apart. The further they go, the more danger they find themselves facing. With Crisis following their every move, Agatha and Jos even have gods helping them on their quest. But they are about to encounter another, more dangerous threat to the kingdom. Can Agatha and Jos save the ones they love in time?

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