1284 - 1358 FOREIGN LITERATURE
- All vols. title-p. dam.; vol.16 and 18 eleven plates loose/ inserted from other issues; vol.20 backwr. upper outer corner torn off.
= Numismatical/ archeological series of which 30 issues were published; contains 2 contributions by GEORGE BATAILLE: Notes sur la numismatique des Koushans et des Koushan-shahs sassanides (vol.18, p.19-35) and La collection Le Hardelay du cabinet des médailles (vol.20, p.117-119).
= Satire of late 19th century French government administration and politics, containing charming original watercolour drawings of various scenes. Bound in are two letters by the unidentified illustrator [signature unread] (dated "2 Novembre 93" and "9 Août 94"), referencing his work: "Je vous fais remettre le volume en même temps que les dessins et [...] croquis" and "Voici enfin les aquarelles du Pontax ainsi que les trois titres que vous aviez demandé. (...) Bien difficile, ces titres à dessiner sur ce detestable papier non-collé!". The well-known ed. illustrated by Henriot is of a later date (1899). This edition and the illustrator not traced. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXVIII.
- Dedic. in pen and ink on first free endpaper; endpapers w. some offsetting. Upper edge sl. stained (sl. affecting a few textlvs.); backcover partly discoloured. Otherwise fine.
- Frontisp. sl. foxed and reattached. Upper joint splitting; corners and spine-ends sl. worn.
= From the library of Georg Büchner's younger brother, the philosopher "Professor Dr. Ludwig Büchner Darmstadt" (blindst. owner's stamp on first free endpaper).
- Partly (badly) waterst. and mouldy, mostly at the beginning and end. Backstrips sunned and worn; vol. 2 lacks letterpiece.
= Rare Dutch translation of Ivan Vyzhigin (St. Petersburg, 1829), generally considered the first ever Russian best-seller. In only five days upon publication the novel sold over 2000 copies in Russia and by 1832 it had been translated into eight foreign languages. Scheepers II, 392.
- Without dustwr.; corners sl. bumped. Backstrip yellowed and some (vague) folds.
= The first edition, w. a green border on the title-p. and priced "Francs: 1.500" on the backwr. Kearney, The Paris Olympia Press 151.
- A fine copy.
- Fine copy. = With SIGNED DEDICATION "Voor Wieke" on title-p.
Greenaway, P. The Falls. Paris, Dis Voir, 1993, 125,(3)p., orig. wr.
- Fine copy. = With SIGNED birthday wish on first blank.
AND 9 other works, all signed copies and all in fine condition, i.a. by BILL CLINTON, ZHANG JIE, M. PAM, S. RUSHDIE and S. VINKENOOG.
= Both published in the Grote Bellettrie Serie (Gouden Reeks).
ADDED 2 others, i.a. P. GERBRANDY, Het feest van Saturnus. De Literatuur van het heidense Rome (Amst., 2007, orig. cl. w. dustwr.).
- A fine copy, with the following minor defects: some sl. occas. foxing; contemp. dedic. in pen and ink on verso frontisp.; last free endpaper formerly sticking to pastedown in upper corner w. sm. dam. The binding remarkably fresh, w. only tiny imperfections to the gilding and minimal wear at the spine-ends.
= De Waal 596; Green & Gibson 14a; Sadleir 746. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXV.
- Slightly yellowed. Wrappers worn (along extremities); spine worn.
= Green & Gibson p.578: w. the number "22" on the spine.
AND 3 others by the same, publ. by the same in the same series: The adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1909?, orig. wr.), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1912, modern boards) and The Last Galley (1914, modern boards).
- Very fine copy. Bookplate on verso frontwrapper.
= Curious crime files with actual pieces of evidence loosely inserted. Containing notes, reports, newspapers and interviews, all printed on different kinds of paper.
- Contents fine. Top of spine sl. dam. (repaired); lower joint partly split; cloth partly sl. sunned on spine.
= Eckel p.122; Sadleir 681. This issue has no imprint beneath the scroll on title-p.
AND a mediocre copy of IDEM, The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home (ibid., 1846, ills. by G. and E. DALZIEL and T. WILLIAMS. Sold w.a.f.).
- Plates severely foxed; bookplate on upper pastedown.
= Eckel p.80; Kitton p.106ff; Sadleir 682.
AND 4 others in 5 vols. by the same author.
- Lacks "List of plates"; frontisp., title and plates foxed as usual; owner's entry on verso of first free endpaper. Rebound w. strengthened backstrip.
= First edition in book form with the following points: with the added engraved title page vignette, on which Capt. Cuttle's hook is on his left arm; with "Capatin" in final line of p.324 unamended; p.426, line 9, the first word "if" omitted; with the 12-line errata slip bound after the "Contents" and on p. 582, the last line has no period. Errata slip w. annot. on verso by Godfried Bomans in ballpoint: "This is to testify that this is a first edition, augmented by 13 extra plates drawn by Phiz. Godfried Bomans. 19 Aug. 1960" and w. stamp of "The Dickens Fellowship. Haarlem - Branch. Holland".
AND a mediocre copy of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (ibid., 1839, 39 engr. plates by PHIZ (= H.K. Browne). Sold w.a.f.).
- Sl. yellowed and occas. foxed; margins of 1st title strengthened on verso. = Scheepers II, 533. Rare.
AND 2 others by the same (both in mediocre condition): Leven en lotgevallen van Maarten Chuzzlewit (...) (Amst., 1843-1844, 3 parts in 1 vol.) and Olivier Twist (ibid., 1840, 2 parts in 1 vol.).
- Sold w.a.f.
- Lacks 1 plate; sl. foxing; all vols. hinges weak/ broken; owner's stamps scattered throughout; bookplate on upper pastedowns. Bindings rubbed.
= First Dutch edition. Scheepers II, 536.
Idem. Onze wederzijdsche vriend. Dutch transl. by Van Westrheene. Sneek, Van Druten & Bleeker, 1865-1866, 3 vols., VI,388,(2); VI,366; VI,382p., 3 lithogr. frontisp., contemp. unif. gilt clothbacked boards.
= First Dutch edition. Scheepers II, 538.
AND 1 other by the same (incomplete): Levensgeschiedenis (...) David Copperfield de Jong (2 (of 3) vols. Sl. foxed).
- Occas. foxed; 1st vol. lacks title and frontisp. Bindings worn along extremities.
= Dutch translation by C.M. Mensing of Master Humphrey's clock. Comprising i.a. "Nelly" (the Dutch translation of The Old Curiosity Shop). Incl. a duplicate vol. 4.
- All but the last vol. w. sm. bookplate and blindst. owner's entry. Vol. 1 dustwr. dam. (repaired w. sellotape); backstrips of dustwr. sl. browned. Otherwise a fine set.
= Covering the years 1820-1852.
- First vol. backcover partly detached, sm. ticket on frontcover and paper over spine for the larger part worn off; binding. sl. rubbed.
= First Dutch edition. Scheepers II, 531: "Dl. I verscheen in 't zelfde jaar als de Engelsche uitgave"; Sabin 20009; The Children's World of Learning 825.
AND 1 other.