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Newsletter 24

For the 35th Amsterdam Antiquarian Book, Map & Print Fair

October 3-4, 2014 in the Passengers Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27

see http://amsterdambookfair.blogspot.nl

(=Cat. 68, Section in English, September, 2014)


(Printer's mark from Nr. 19)


Faithful John


1 BICYCLES American Bicycle Company. Paris Exposition Catalogue, 1900. New York, American Bicycle Company, 1900. 11,5 x 24 cm (landscape format). Original wrappers. 48 p. Illustrated. Every page with an art nouveau frame. First edition. Slightly loosening. With a discrete 'L' in pencil on lower cover. Excellent copy.

€ 200

* Exquisite catalogue for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris of a company that was formed in 1899 from 42 bike manufacturers. Wrappers designed by Will H. Bradley. With 37 different types (from Columbia to Fay), all illustrated and described in French. Not in Worldcat.


2 BICYCLES De Sportdame. Voordracht voor een dame. Amsterdam, N.W. Lienard Everts, (about 1900). Original wrappers. 8 p. First edition. Very delicate publication. A bit browned and brittle.

€ 25

* 'The Sport Lady. Recitation for a Lady'. Humorous monologue about female cycling. With a spectacularly flashy cover illustration of a large woman and a tiny man, both medaled, both with a bike.


3 (BINDING by Lucien BROCA). BARKER, W.R. St. Mark's, or the Mayor's Chapel, Bristol, Formerly Called the Church of the Gaunts. Bristol, W.C. Hemons 1892. Small 4to. Richly gilt full morocco (signed L. Broca on inside upper cover). One of 200 numbered large paper copies. First edition. One lower corner bumped, very slight wear along the spine. Engraved bookplate of Alfred Trapnell, little leather label with a number (1203) and a small ticket mentioning Broca. Some browning of inside edges.

€ 650

* Splendorously gilt binding by French-born brilliant British bookbinder Broca, copying the gothic rose window in St. Mark's Church on both sides of the book. Alfred Trapnell (1838-1918), a Bristol industrialist, built a large porcelain collection as well as a sumptuous library.


4 (BINDING). MORAND, Paul Tendres Stocks. Avec une pr?face de Marcel Proust et des gravures de Chas Laborde. Paris, Emile-Paul Fr?res, 1924. 25 x 18 cm. Three-quarter morocco with green-gilt marbled boards. Top gilt. (4), XXII, 112 p. Original wrappers bound in. One of 475 copies on BFK Rives paper. Spine just a little paler than the sides, otherwise fine.

€ 450

* Beautifully bookbinding (not signed), spine richly gilt and inlaid with pink leather. Three stories illustrated with very attractive colored engravings, partly full page. An exquisite book!


5 (BODONI). SONG OF SONGS Il Cantico de' Cantici secato in versi Italiani da Evasio Leone carmelitano, reggente di teologia. Parma, Co' tipi Bodoniani, 1800. Contemporary orange boards. (2), XL, 48 p. Spine a bit worn. First blank missing. Some foxing and a few brown stains in margins.

€ 225

* Rhymed version of the Song of Songs by a young aristocratic priest of Turin (1765-1847), first published in 1787 by Ignazio Soffietti. This is the only Bodoni edition. Lengthy introduction by the author (with some examples of Bodoni's Hebrew types). Not a perfect copy, but a beautiful Bodoni on good paper, modestly ornamented with a few curly brackets and diamond lines.


6 (BUCKLAND WRIGHT, John). GAUTIER, Theophile Mademoiselle De Maupin. A Romance. Translated by R. & E. Powys Mathers. London, The Golden Cockerel Press, [1938]. 26 x 19,5. Original cloth boards with vellum spine (Sangorski & Sutcliffe with their stamp). Top gilt. 288 p. Uncut. Set in Perpetua and printed in blue and black on Van Gelder paper in 500 numbered copies. Binding slightly soiled and with a bit of foxing in the text.

€ 220

* With 8 refined, subtly erotic copper engravings by John Buckland Wright.


7 BULLFIGHTING Collection of 9 programmes and 26 entry tickets for bullfights in the Plaza de Toros de Palma de Mallorca, 1936. Together 35 documents in various colors. 1 with a multicolor front. The tickets have been used: holed or with parts torn off.

€ 65

* Featuring several famous toreros like Marcial Lalanda, Fermin Espinosa and Juan Belmonte.


8 (CHINA). BREDON, Juliet Chinese New Year Festivals. A Picturesque Monograph of the Rites, Ceremonies and Observances in relation thereto. Six Illustrations in Colour-photogravure from Selected Chinese Paintings. Shanghai, Kelly and Walsh Ltd., 1930. 32 x 26 cm. Rebound using original gilt silk binding with a new cloth spine and new endpapers. Beveled edges. (36) p. Uncut. Printed in scarlet and black with decorations (sights of China) in grey. First edition. Edges worn and with some stains, a bit discolored.

€ 475

* Sumptuous large and attractive deluxe book printed in Shanghai. Not perfect, but the book restorer has done an excellent job.


9 COCTEAU, Jean Le Potomak 1913-1914 pr?c?d? d'un Prospectus 1916. (Deluxe copy, inscribed). Paris, Librairie Stock, 1924. Original wrappers. 346 p. Uncut. With 71 sketches by Cocteau. 'Exemplaire de t?te', one of 685 numbered and 13 lettered copies on better paper. 346 p. First edition. Backstrip worn, upper cover loose.

€ 300

* This is one of 10 lettered copies on Verg? de Rives ? la forme, hors commerce. Enriched with a handwritten dedication: "? mademoiselle/ Delamain avec/ toute ma/ reconnaissance/ amicale/ Jean Cocteau/ 1924".


10 DADA Dada soul?ve tout. Paris, "Au Sans Pareil", 1921. 27,8 x 21,2 cm. Original pamphlet. Printed recto and verso. First edition. Twice folded, edges and folds a bit worn, marginally strengthened in some places. Slightly soiled, a marginal tear at the foot.

€ 1212

* Important Dada manifesto. 'DADA conna?t tout. DADA crache tout. MAIS.... Dada vous a-t-il jamais parl?: de l'Italie/ des accord?ons/ des pantalons de femmes/ de la patrie/ des sardines'... et cetera. Someone crossed out 'du Massachussetts'! 'DADA ne parle pas. DADA n'a pas d'id?e fixe. DADA n'attrape pas les mouches'. 'Dada existe depuis toujours/ La sainte Vierge d?j? fut dada?ste/ Dada n'a jamais raison!'. This wonderful manifesto is signed (in print) by Edgar Var?se, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, Man Ray, Fran?ois Picabia, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Andr? Breton, Hans Arp, Louis Aragon and several others.


11 EROTICA Verborgenheden der galante wereld. Onthullingen voor - en ter waarschuwing van onervarenen. Amsterdam, D. Buys Dz., probably 1890. Original upper cover pasted on simple cloth-backed boards. 264 p. Third revised and greatly expanded edition. Slight reading slant, but a very acceptable copy.

€ 145

* 'Mysteries of the elegant world. Disclosures for the inexperienced, to warn them'. Very rare erotical work in Dutch (not a single edition in Worldcat), with publisher?s ads on p. 2 (for sensational and erotic books). About prostitution in many countries of the world, from London and Paris to Turkey (where the sultan's rent boys invariably were appointed pashas and generals), but also some detailed and eloquent pages about Belgium and the Netherlands. In this third edition the heart rending work of the obscure nobleman Jonkheer F.A. Hartsen, Over onkuischheid (?About lewdness?) has been included. With an unusual cover illustration: a wanton woman, undressing, looks into a mirror, smoking a cigarette.


12 FINGER BOOK The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Translated out of the original Greek, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in churches. Oxford, Printed at the University Press/ London, Henry Frowde, [1891]. 9,2 x 3,1 cm. Gilt red limp leather. 552 p. All edges red under gilt. Binding at the edges a bit worn, a few pages slightly creased. With owner's initials in gold on upper cover: A.J.D.D.

€ 75

* Extraordinary format, styled "Brill.t. 96mo" or "Finger New Testament". And yes, it's exactly the size of a finger. Produced in six different binding types, this one is called "Genuine Russia". Rare bible in very good condition.


13 (FORSTER, E.M.) Erepromoties van Jean Schlumberger, Edward Morgan Forster, Victor Emanuel van Vriesland op 23 Juni 1954. Redevoeringen. Rijksuniversiteit Leiden Leiden, Universitaire Pers Leiden, 1954. Original wrappers. 24 p. First edition. With an unsigned dedication in pencil by 'un des auteurs', probably Prof. A.G.H. Bachrach, the promotor of Forster, and a pencil note of the owner. Name of Forster on the cover has been underscored.

€ 45

* Very rare official publication of Leyden University for the occasion of the honorary doctorates of Jean Schlumberger, E.M. FORSTER and V.E. van Vriesland. With laudatory speeches of the three promotors, Sem Dresden, A. Bachrach and P. Minderaa, and of Schlumberger (mentioning Forster, too). In French, English and Dutch. With the formulas in Latin of the honorary doctorates. Unusual!


14 (GRAHAM, Rigby). WINWOOD, David. Dive for cover. Woodcuts by Rigby Graham. (Inscribed). Banholt, (Bonnefant Press), 2005. Decorated wrappers. (16) p. Three woodcuts. Printed in 99 numbered copies. First edition. Fine copy.

€ 30

* Inscribed by the author: "For Gert/ This time only signature/ is allowed/ Winwood". Nine poems with fine illustrations, reappraising the author's youth. David Winwood is the pseudonym of Dutch-born (1940) author Henk van Kerkwijk, who has been living in London since 1977.


15 HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Les homosexuels de Berlin. Le troisi?me sexe. Paris, Jules Rousset, 1908. Original wrappers. (4), 104 p. Uncut. First edition. Foot of backstrip damaged. Cover a bit used and bruised.

€ 60

* French translation of Berlins drittes Geschlecht (1908). With a publisher's stamp 'Hommage de l'?diteur' and blindstamp 'Biblioth?que de l'Ind?pendance Belge'. And a modern Belgian bookseller's stamp.


16 HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Oorzaken en wezen van het uranisme (Liefde voor hetzelfde geslacht). Amsterdam, G.P. Tierie, 1904. Original wrappers. (8), 178 p. First edition. With folding illustrations. Spine repaired with sellotape, with typed title tickets. Name former owner (T. Mulder) with blue color pencil and stamp on upper cover, and stamped on title page. Old reparation in lower cover.

€ 160

* Translated and with an introduction (20 pages) by Arnold Aletrino. The owner?s names notwithstanding, a very acceptable copy with its original yellow wrappers. The first substantial work about homosexuality translated into Dutch, a revelation for many homosexuals, but also for the homophobe government of the Netherlands in the early 1900?s. Early Hirschfeld translation.


17 HUYSMANS, J.K. Gegen den Strich (A Rebours). Autorisierte Uebersetzung von M. Capsius. Berlin, Schuster & L?ffler, 1897. Original wrappers (Melchior Lechter). 304 p. Uncut. Cover illustration and author's portrait by Melchior Lechter. First edition. A bit soiled. Tiny date on inside lower cover.

€ 425

* The very rare first translation into German, with Jugendstil design by Lechter printed in red and black.


18 IBELS, Andr? Les chansons color?es. Vers. (Inscribed). Paris, Biblioth?que de La Plume, 1894. Original wrappers (upper and lower cover illustrated with a lithograph by Henri-Gabriel Ibels, the author's brother). Printed in 350 numbered copies. First edition. Some vague folds in the cover, lower backstrip a bit worn, otherwise this delicate little book is remarkably well preserved.

€ 125

* This is Nr. 4 of 25 copies on Imperial Japanese paper, signed by the author. On the first page a dedication by Andr? Ibels 'a Frederic Raisin/ confraternellement/ (sign.)' - without the use of accents. Andr? (1872-1932) as well as his talented artist brother were contributors of the famous magazine La Plume. Fr?d?ric Raisin was a poetry-loving lawyer from Geneva and also a friend of La Plume.


19 (INCUNABLE). CICERO, Marcus Tullius Tusculanae disputationes. Cum commento. Venice, [Antonius de Strata], December 5, 1492. 29,5 x 21 cm. Vellum-backed boards with title label (20th century). 58 leaves. First blank with some handwritten notes of a slightly later date (citations of Quintillian and Juvenal) and owner's inscription 'Joannes antonius de paula'. Some repairs and humidity stains. Tiny worm holes with loss of a few letters. With one handwritten guide letter, no initials or rubrication. Marginal notes, hands, lines and some inkstains, partly cut short.

€ 3450

* Philosophic disputations in the city of Tusculum. Attractive incunable: text between commentaries in narrower colums. Complete. Pleasant modern binding. Goff C638; BSB C-406.


19 (INCUNABLE). SILIUS ITALICUS Punica. Cum commentariis Petri Marsi. Venice, Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, May 18, 1492. 31,5 x 20,5 cm. Flexible vellum, probably from the 17th century. 156 leaves. Watermark cross, snake and ox head. With introductory letter by Marsus to Virginio Orsini and a Life of Silius Italicus. Text with commentary on each page. With some larger woodcut initials and a large woodcut printer?s mark at the end. Second Venetian edition. All edges gilt. With double (old) spine inscription. A bit soiled and worn, title in ballpoint on upper cover. Some text pages browned. Two old inscriptions in brown ink on the first two unprinted leaves, one crossed out, the other saying: 'Vi sono monete di Smirne, che ricordano questo poeto consolare'.

€ 5450

* Punica, the largest epic poem that survived from Roman antiquity, was written in dactylic hexameters by poet and politician Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus (about 28-103 AD). In seventeen Books containing more than twelve thousand verse the Second Punic War is painted, from the moment Hannibal Barcas laid siege to Saguntum in 219 BC to the victory of Scipio the Younger at Zama (202 BC). The epos contains many classical heroic accounts of large battles, but also praise for Silius' contemporary employers, the emperors Vespasian and Domitian. Silius admired Cicero and Vergil so much that he acquired Cicero's property at Tusculum and set Vergil's birthday above his own. The inscription on the inside upper cover points to a brass coin occasioned by Silius when he was proconsul in Asia (minted in 77-79) honoring Titus and Domitian as caesars. Petrus Marsus (Pietro Marso, 1442-1512) was a student and close friend of Pomponius Laetus, who also wrote a commentary on Silius Italicus. A master work of austere Venetian book art, printed in firm text blocks from an attractive antiqua, awash in a sea of commentary in a harmonic smaller type. Simple title page stating only 'Syllius Italicus. Cum com-/ mentariis Petri Marsi' Goff S-508. BSB S-386..


20 LIVIUS, Titus Historiarum ab urbe condita. Libri qui supersunt XXXV. Recensuit J.N. Lallemand. (Complete in 7 volumes). Paris, Barbou, 1775. Marbled full calf with richly gilt spines and title tickets. Portrait in vol. I. Fine bindings lined with gold, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some spine wear, fairly light in most cases, only vol. III is a bit damaged and repaired.

€ 325

* This series of seven attractive books has been printed by J.-G. Barbou in Paris, who published many classical authors in charming duodecimo editions, usually bound in marbled calf with stylishly gilt spines: in this case 4 larger French lilies each surrounded by 4 smaller ones. Beautifully printed in roman and cursive types on fine paper, partly a bit bluishly tinted. With extensive indexes.


21 MEYER, Alfred Richard Munkepunkes Moden-Mystik. Kneitlingen am Elmwalde 77 N. Z. In Verlegung bey Rogation Winkelhaken neben dem goldenen L?mmerschw?nzchen in der Ruhf?utchen-Twete. (Berlin-Wilmersdorf, A. R. Meyer, 1921). Oblong 20 x 24 cm. Original board cover with oval title ticket written by the author. Printed on handmade paper. Title illustration by Richard Scheibe. First edition. Signed by the author on the colophon page. Some browning, but a very good copy without any creases or bumps.

€ 99

* Humorous poetry in an eccentric homemade edition.


22 MIRBEAU, Octave Dingo. (Inscribed). Paris, Biblioth?que-Charpentier - Eug?ne Fasquelle, 1913. Decoratively marbled boards. (6), 424 p. First edition. Cheap text paper browned. Backstrip a bit worn.

€ 250

* inscribed by Mirbeau to "Docteur Elias/ sympathiquement".


23 (OLD STILE PRESS). GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm Faithful John. (Deluxe edition with an added set of proofs of the 16 wood engravings by Harry Brockway). Llandogo, Old Stile Press, 1998. Large 8vo. Cloth-backed decorated boards. 34 p. With a set of proofs of all 16 wood engravings (signed by the artist) in a separate folder. First edition. Fine copy.

€ 380

* Translated from German into English by Lucy Crane. With 16 powerful wood engravings by Harry Brockway, most of these in an unusually vertical shape: 198 x 34 mm! One of 26 lettered copies printed in blue and black on special heavy Zerkall B?tten, all signed by the artist. These deluxe copies contain a set of proofs. In a cloth slipcase.


24 PIRSIG, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. An Inquiry into Values. Special Anniversary Edition with a New Edition by the Author. (Signed). New York, William Morrow and Company, 1984. Imitation morocco with cloth boards. Slipcase with large label printed in silver, green and black.

€ 300

* signed by the author on first free endpaper.


25 (ROPS). GLATIGNY, Albert Le fer rouge. Nouveaux ch?timents. France et Belgique, Chez tous les libraires, 1870 [= Brussels, Poulet-Malassis, 1871]. Original wrappers. (4), 76 p. Uncut. With an original etching by F?licien Rops printed in red. Printed on papier de Hollande. First edition. Spine worn, cover a bit yellowed.

€ 425

* Rare first edition with the added etching, ridiculing Napoleon III and Mar?chal Bazaine who are being branded with a red iron ('fer rouge') because of the Battle of Sedan and the Siege of Metz, while a vulture is sitting on the dead in a prison. This first edition is very rare.


26 (SIBERIA). JOEST, Wilhelm Aus Japan nach Deutschland durch Sibirien. Mit 5 Lichtdrucken und einer Karte. Cologne, DuMont-Schauberg'sche Buchhandlung, 1883. Decorated cloth. VI, 330 p. With 5 collotypes and a folding map. Purple reading ribbon. First edition. Spine somewhat worn at top and foot. Upper cover a bit cracked. At the end a few leaves loose. Tear in map.

€ 75

* Attractive travel account of a voyage from Japan to Germany. With a fine colored map of the Russian Empire and five very nice pictures of Siberia and indigenous Siberians.

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