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OST- UND WEST-INDISCHER WIE AUCH SINESISCHER LUST UND STATS-GARTEN .. Der Erste Theil Begreifft...
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OST- UND WEST-INDISCHER WIE AUCH SINESISCHER LUST UND STATS-GARTEN .. Der Erste Theil Begreifft in sich die edelsten Blumen, Kra�uter, Ba�ume .. in Ost-Indien, Sina und America Der Ander Theil das Temperament der Lufft und Ladschafften .. Der Dritte Theil Das Stats-Wesen/ Polocey-Ordnungen ..

by Francisci [von Finx],Erasmus (1627-1694)

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Nurnberg: Johann Andreas Endter & heirs of Wolfgang, 1668. Hardcover. Good. Fine full-page engraved plates (65) numbered 1-63 with 2 bis plates (45 & 47) + 1 text illustration +full page elaborate copperplate coat of arms of Leopold I by C.N. Schurtz.. Folio old vellum (spine split repaired, front cover nearly detached). Bookplate of Bibliotheca Prieseriana (showing books on shelves) and small library stamp on pastedown. Titlepage in red and black with printer's mark of 2 female supporters with sun shining on clasped book with monogram AEW. Titlepage +36pp including full page copperplate coat of arms of Leopold I by C.N.Schurtz +1762pp + 34pp indices + [2]pp errata with a few part-lines of loss to lower outer corner & tatty edges. Double column Gothic type with shoulder notes throughout. Two marginal tears with loss hardly touching print & first page of dedication with cropping to outer edge, some corner creases, else clean and no worming/no foxing/no ink marks. Despite its huge bulk the book block… Read More
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GESCHLECHTER BUCH: Darinn der Loblichen Kaiserliche Reichs Statt AUGSPURG so vor Funffhundert und...

GESCHLECHTER BUCH: Darinn der Loblichen Kaiserliche Reichs Statt AUGSPURG so vor Funffhundert und mehr Jaren hero daselbst gewonet ..

by Mair, Paul Hector [not named here] illustrated by Jost Amman, FM and Christoph Weiditz

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Franckfort am Mayn (ie Frankfurt): Sigmund Feyrabend Buchhandler, 1580. Hardcover. Very Good-. Large scene of knight in armour on titlepage + full-page allegorical plate of three graces and flying Mercury signed I A [Jost Amman] & MF +156 full-page woodcuts of men in armour with their shield coats of arms.. Folio in morocco spined boards (tips bit worn). Title in red & black + 2pp (preface and intro) + captioned full page plate as half title (numbered p3) +4-162pp +[2]pp (colophon with large printer's emblem and blank verso), but seems to lack a final blank leaf. At page 55 is a full-page half title with over 30 figures while at page 103 and 145 are divisional titles with large decorative tailpieces. This divides the men in armour into 4 parts and the last plate in each section has a monogram CW for Christoph Weiditz. Generally a very clean crisp copy, except for light browning of titlepage, final blank and a few other leaves, small brown marks on last page not affecting colophon, and light marks of… Read More
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Works of Ossian [2 volumes]
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Works of Ossian [2 volumes]

by Ossian [MacPherson, James]; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

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Used - Very Good
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First Edition
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Johann Heinrich Merck, 1773. First Edition. Leather Binding. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 2 volumes, complete as issued. Title page of each volume includes an original engraving by Goethe. This is the first edition, with the engraved titles bearing no imprint. Edited by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Johann Heinrich Merck. One of the rarest works in the history of German literature. CONDITION: Near fine in period full brown calf, spines with light brown morocco labels, all edges stained red. An exceptional copy, has only slight wear.2 Engravings By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.
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Wissenschaft der Logik. 2 Bde (3 Bücher). Erster Band. Die objective Logik. [Zwei Bücher]...
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Wissenschaft der Logik. 2 Bde (3 Bücher). Erster Band. Die objective Logik. [Zwei Bücher] (Erster Band. Zweytes Buch: Die Lehre vom Wesen). (Zweiter Band:) Wissenschaft der subjectiven Logik oder die Lehre vom Begriff. - [THE FOUNDATION OF HEGEL'S DIALECTICS]

by HEGEL, GE. WILH. FRIEDR.

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1812. Nürnberg, Johann Leonhard Schrag, 1812-1813-1816. 3 vols. 8vo. 3 contemporary uniform (!) marbled paper bindings with hand-written paper title-labels to spines (hand-writing not legible). Very minor, excellently executed and barely noticeable professional restorations to a couple of hinges and corners. An excellent set, also internally very nice, clean, and fresh, wih only very minor occasional brownspotting. Old owner's inscription in the form of a poem and an old, vague owner's stamp (Giulini) to front free end-paper of volume one. Same stamp to title-page and verso of title-page respectively of volumes 2 and 3. Old owner's name neatly removed from title-page of volume 3.XIV (= title-page + Vorrede + Inhalt), XXVIII (= Einleitung), 334; VI (= title-page + Inhalt), 282; (2 = general title-page stating second volume of Wissenschaft der Logik), X (= title-page, Vorbericht + Inhalt), 403, (1) pp. The scarce first editions of all three volumes that together constitute Hegel's second main work,… Read More
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Beitrag zur Schiesstheorie
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Beitrag zur Schiesstheorie: angewendet auf das Schiessen mit den schweizerischen Handfeuerwaffen

by Hermann Siegfried

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Used - Very Good
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First, handwritten etchings,
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Lanvellec, France
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152 pages plus two foldouts.Beitrag zur Schiesstheorie angewendet auf das Schiessen mit den schweiz : Handfeuerwaffen by Hermann Siegfried,3 editions published in 1871 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide.Full description and condition of this extraordinary book available on request from bookseller.
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KATER MURR. Verse von Franz Hermes. Bilder von Jos. Doppelfeld
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KATER MURR. Verse von Franz Hermes. Bilder von Jos. Doppelfeld

by HERMES. FRANZ

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Buchgewerbeklasse der gewerblichen Berutsfchule Hamborn. Germany. Christmas 1938. LIMITED EDITION. One of 50 copies printed. (9.5 x 6.9 inches). Illustrated with hand coloured lettering and illustration to the title page and 24 hand coloured lino cut illustrations, each one above two verses of printed text. On the blank pages opposite somebody has written out in a neat early hand the English translation of the first 15 sets of verse. Possibly inscribed by the author, in English, on the blank leaf opposite the title page 'To Muriel with much love and best wishes! Christmas 1938. Franz and Elizabeth'. Original oatmeal coloured paper covered boards with title printed in outline and hand coloured, to the front panel. Spine of the outer wrapper is split, a little chipped and edges rubbed but overall a very good copy of this charming and rare book. No copies listed on Copac or Worldcat.
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Alraune. Die Geschichte eines lebenden Wesens.
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Alraune. Die Geschichte eines lebenden Wesens.

by Ewers, Hanns Heinz

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Eighteenth Edition
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Hardcover
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Munchen: Georg Müller, 1911. Achtzehnte Auflage (18th edition) stated at half-title page SCARCE in any early German edition. In original mustard decorative cloth, Art Deco geometrical decorative end papers, double illustrated title page, 460 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates, ribbon marker. text in German. Very Good Plus, small tear to cloth at spine, light soiling to boards. From the library of noted German conductor Helmuth Wolfes, former conductor of the Berlin State Opera, his signature in ink at half-title page. Basis for 5 films between 1918-1952. The 2nd book in the Frank Braun trilogy, in which " Braun uses artificial insemination to breed from the dregs of society - by impregnating a whore with the semen of an executed criminal - the eponymous soulless female whose name reflects in German her likeness to a mandrake root, and whose vampirical powers prove almost fatal to the Ubermensch experimenter". (SFE - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction). . Eighteenth Edition .… Read More
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Das Tryptichon Von Den Heiligen Drei Konigen
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Das Tryptichon Von Den Heiligen Drei Konigen

by Timmermans, Felix

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Used - Near Fine
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Limited and Numbered Edition
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Leipzig: im Insel Verlag, 1923. RARE. # 180 of 250 copies printed. Text in German. 49 pages. With seven illustrations and three figurative initials based on drawings by the author. Black label lettered in gilt front cover. From the library of noted German conductor Helmuth Wolfes, former conductor of the Berlin State Opera, his signature in ink at front end page. Near Fine, small spot of soiling rear board. Kastner, IB 362. . Limited and Numbered Edition. Quarter Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Limited Edition.
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Ein kurzweilig Lesen vom Till Ulenspiegel
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Ein kurzweilig Lesen vom Till Ulenspiegel

by Till Ulenspiegel; Kleukens, Christian Heinrich

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Used - Near Fine
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Limited and Numbered Edition
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Hardcover
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Leipzig: im Insel Verlag, 1913. RARE. #154 of 200 copies printed, with 57 hand-colored woodcuts, 125 pages, text in German. From the collection of noted German conductor Helmuth Wolfes, former conductor of the Berlin State Opera, his signature in ink at front end page. Near Fine, spine evenly browned, scattered light toning. Sarkowski 433. - The woodcuts based on the Fischart edition from 1573. OCLC shows only 4 libraries with this holding worldwide. . Limited and Numbered Edition. Paper Covered Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Limited Edition.
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NEU UND NIE ERHOERTER .. VERSUCH DER UNIVERSAL VERMEHRUNG ALLER BAUME, STAUDEN, UND BLUMEN...
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NEU UND NIE ERHOERTER .. VERSUCH DER UNIVERSAL VERMEHRUNG ALLER BAUME, STAUDEN, UND BLUMEN Bewa�chse.

by Agricola, Georg Andreas (1672-1738)

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Regenspurg: Johann Theodoro Boetio 1st edition, 1716-1717. Hardcover. Very Good. Engraved folding portrait by Christoph L. Agricola (1665-1724), 31 numbered copperplates +7 full-page plates in text (some folding) + text illustrations throughout. . Two volumes in one folio (33x22x4cm) contemporary vellum with brass clasps, All edges faded blue, early ownership inscriptions on endpapers, 25 leaves +184pp +16 leaves +82pp +8 leaves (Register). Each of 34 leaves of plates has descriptive letterpress on verso. Two sheets with copperplates outside numbering on pp49 & 58 of some copies are not present here, also an explanation of the frontis to Part II. Broken inner joint, portrait of Agricola with large tear over the portrait bust (neatly repaired without loss), text pages variously browned but crisp & clean throughout. *The German doctor and botanist Georg Andreas Agricola discovered the method of root localisation, which was intended to replace the grafting method, which had only been used until then.… Read More
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Bildliche Darstellungen zu Göthe’s Faust von C. Harnisch.
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Bildliche Darstellungen zu Göthe’s Faust von C. Harnisch.

by Harnisch, Carl

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(3) pages letterpress text, 6 lithographed plates. Publisher's wrappers with printed blue title shield to front cover. Uncut. Folio (480 x 320 mm). Slightly soiled. Engel. Bibl. Faustiana 1822 ; cf. Sammlung Kippenberg 1903 ("Verlag von Otto Humburg & Co." no date (obviously a remainder copy without the original wrappers; the Otto Humburg publishing house started its business around 1865) ; Rümann. 19. Jahrhundert 635. First edition. One of the rarest and at the same time most unusual suites to illustrate Goethe's Faust, and also one of the largest in size. Only a few copies with the original wrappers can be found; this is important because the suite was issued without a title page, so the title and imprint can only be found here. "(Er) wurde bekannt durch seine Illustrationen in Arabeskenform zu Goethes Faust und ebensolche zu Ossians Gedichten (Berlin, 1835)" (Thieme/Becker XVI, p 47). - "Carl Harnisch, born in Altenburg, Germany on January 1, 1800, worked as an artist and created designs for… Read More
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EFFI BRIEST. ROMAN. MIT STEINZEICHNUNGEN VON MAX  LIEBERMANN
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EFFI BRIEST. ROMAN. MIT STEINZEICHNUNGEN VON MAX LIEBERMANN

by Fontane, Theodor - HANDPRESSENDRUCK - MIT 21 ORIGINAL-LITHOGRAPHIEN (eine SIGNIERTE) VON MAX LIEBERMANN

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Used - Near Fine
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PRIVATE PRESS
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Tel-Aviv, Israel
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Berlin: Officina Serpentis, 1927. PRIVATE PRESS. Original Vellum. Near Fine. 4to.. 314pp.Jahresgabe der Maximilian-Gesellschaft. one of 325 copies (copy nr. 50) with 21 lithographs by Max Liebermann with ONE FULL PAGE LITHOGRAPH on page 2 signed by Liebermann. BOUND IN ORIGINAL FULL VELLUM with gilt decoration. Spine lightly discoloured and with some light markings. OTHERWISE A VERY GOOD CLEAN AND FRESH COPY.- Kunsteinband in Ganzpergament mit eingelegter Goldverzierung von Hübel und Denck nach dem Entwurf von Marcus Behmer.
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Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften

Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften

by ROBERT MUSIL

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FIRST
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Rare copy of first three vol. German edition of Austrian writer Robert Musil's masterpiece. The first two volumes were published in Berlin in 1930 and 1933. The incomplete third volume was published posthumously in Lausanne, Switzerland by Musil's widow, Martha Marcovaldi (née Heimann) in 1945 and includes photographic portrait of Musil. Robert Musil ranks among the foremost novelists of the 20th century. His literary reputation rests almost entirely on this philosophical novel Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften, a life-work to which he devoted himself from 1924 until his death in 1942 and which describes "Eigenschaftslosigkeit," the state of being without qualities named in the novel's title. Interior of three volumes, boards and bindings are intact. No shelfwear. Some soiling to boards of Vols. 1 and 2 and age darkening to spine of Vol. 1 and to spine of Vol. 3 dust jacket. No dust jackets for Vols. 1 and 2. Provenance - Monique Lèvéque-Polgar via Henry and Barbara Church of New York and Ville d'Avray… Read More
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De Aetna liber. Der Aetna.
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De Aetna liber. Der Aetna.

by Bembo, Pietro

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Eines von 125 Exemplaren dieser sorgfältig ausgestatteten Ausgabe des literarisch und buchgeschichtlich bedeutenden Textes von Pietro Bembo.
Beschreibung: Grüner Oasenmaroquinrücken mit grauem Ingrespapier, das Signet auf dem Deckel und der Rückentitel in Gold. Im Original-Schuber. Oktavband: 24 × 16 cm; pp. 169, [2]. Mit einer Abb. der Villa "Il Noniano" und einer Abb. aus Manunzios Erstdruck. Gesetzt in Griffo (lat.) und Bembo (dt.), gedruckt auf Cernobbio-Papier. Kopfgoldschnitt, Vorder- und Unterschnitt unbeschnitten. Text zweisprachig: Lateinisch-Deutsch.
Beigegeben: Lose beigelegt das Prospektblatt der Officina Bodoni zu dieser Ausgabe.
Ref.: Schmoller 167.
Zustand: Das Papier des Schubers und des Einbands schwach fingerfleckig und der Rücken etwas aufgehellt, davon abgesehen ein tadelloses Exemplar.
Notizen: Beim Werk De Aetna handelt es sich um einen Bericht von Pietro Bembo (1470–1547) über die Besteigung des Ätna im Jahr 1493. In der dialogisch… Read More
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Iphigenie auf Tauris.
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Iphigenie auf Tauris.: Ein Schauspiel von Goethe.

by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang

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Zurich, Switzerland
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From the 1899 Weimar Text. A near fine copy of 200 printed on paper from a total edition of 232 copies (32 on vellum).
Description: Original full limp vellum with title in gilt on spine. Octavo: 24 × 17 cm; pp. 110, [1]. Printed in black and red on Doves handmade paper, top edge cut, fore and lower edges trimmed. Inner pastedown stamped 'The Doves Bindery'.
Provenance: Neat ownership inscription (Sutterlin script) to 2nd blank flyleaf: Ernst Bertram, Bonn 1924.
Ref.: Cobden-Sanderson 1922, 141; Tidcombe DP28
Condition: Covers slightly soiled. Internally bright and clean, no browning to endpapers.
Notes: Interest in Doves Press editions was very high in Germany. Therefore, after Shakespeare's plays, Cobden-Sanderson decided to print three plays by Goethe in the original German text: Die Leiden des Jungen Werther (1911), Iphigenie auf Tauris (1912) and Torquato Tasso (1913). In addition, Cobden-Sanderson received requests from German dealers to increase both the number of copies on vellum and the… Read More
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