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Newsletter 7 (September 29, 2010)  

Maxims and Fancies  

- 21 varied items -    
 

PAPER MAKING

1.  BIRD & BULL PRESS. MACFARLANE, Nigel A Paper Journey. Travels among the village papermakers of India and Nepal. New Castle (Delaware), Oak Knoll, 1993. 23,5 x 16 cm. Cloth-backed boards with a title ticket. 104 pp. Uncut. First Edition. 

€ 140

* A fascinating account of a journey among the paper makers of India and Nepal, illustrated with photographical pictures, with a chronology of paper making of the last 2000 years and a select bibliography. Printed in 210 numbered copies at the Bird & Bull Press of Henry Morris on Arches mould-made paper. Illustrated. Chronology and Bibliography. With 20 tipped-in samples of India and Nepal papers.  A handsome book production!

2.  BIRD & BULL PRESS. VOORN, Henk Henk Voorn to Henry Morris. Selected Correspondence June 1967-July 1981. Newtown, PA., Bird & Bull Press, 2003. Gilt red cloth in a black cloth slipcase. 60 p. Illustrated, mostly with tipped-in color plates. Printed in 150 numbered copies on Zerkall mouldmade paper. With prospect. 

€ 90

* Naturally, both experts in paper manufacture mainly are writing about paper. 

BORGIA LOVE

3.  BORGIA, Lucrezia, & Pietro BEMBO Messer Pietro Mio. Letters between Lucrezia Borgia and Pietro Bembo. Translation & Preface Hugh Shankland. Wood engravings by Richard Shirley Smith. (Marlborough), Libanus Press, 1985. Original morocco-backed gilt boards. With a cloth slipcase. (2), 46, (66) p. Uncut. Printed in dark and light ochre and black on Barcham Green in 135 numbered copies (of a total of 150), signed by Smith. First edition. Fine copy, slipcase has a few tiny spots. 

€ 140

* First English translation of this famous Renaissance love correspondence. Splendid edition with serene wood engravings. 

LESBIAN LOVE

4.  BRIAND, Charles Marco. Roman. Rodez, Les Lettres Libres, 1954. Original wrappers. 360 p. Unopened. First Edition. 

€ 30

* Early novel about lesbian love, artificial insemination and transsexuality. Inscribed by the author to 'Monsieur le Directeur de la Revue Nationale'. With an advertising slip. 

BEARDED PAPER

5.  DAUDET, Léon Calendrier. Paris, Éditions de la Sirène, 1922. 21 x 16 cm. Original wrappers. 88 p. Uncut. Printed in 230 numbered copies, of which this is one of 200 large paper copies 'avec la barbe' on vergé de Corvol. First edition. Protruding paper edges a bit creased and worn. 

€ 40

* Poetical prose sketches.

3 AUTOGRAPHS

6.  DOUGLAS, Norman Autograph Postcard Signed to Henry Savage. Color postcard of the outskirts of Florence. 9,0 x 14,0 cm. Dated 'Florence/ 27 Jan' [1934]. Six lines. Stamp of 0,50 Lire and rubber stamps. Worn and creased, with a repaired tear. 

€ 75

* Journalist Henry Savage stayed in Villa Patrizi, Capri. Douglas writes 'So glad to see your card. I hope you are having a lovely time. I may catch you on Capri later on!'.  

7.  FABRE, Lucien Connaissance de la déesse. Avant propos de Paul Valéry. Paris, Société Littéraire de France, 1920. Original wrappers. (2), XXX, 72 p. Unopened. One of 500 numbered copies. First edition. Backstrip just a little worn. 

€ 25

* INSCRIBED by the author on first page: 'hommage de l'auteur/ Lucien Fabre'. Extensive introduction by Valéry followed by several long poems by Fabre. 

8.  FARRELL, James T. Reflections at Fifty and other essays. New York, The Vanguard Press, 1954. Cloth with dust jacket. 224 p. Uncut. First edition. Dj partly discolored, browned and a bit worn. At the end some pages browned. With the loosely inserted October 1954 Harper's Magazine featuring Farrell and this essay collection. 

€ 30

* INSCRIBED by the author: 'To Max Nord/ With best wishes/ James T Farrell'. 

FIRE ENGINE RED

9.  FIRE ENGINES Aangeboden door: Firma Gebrs. Kronenburg. Brandspuiten- en Machinefabriek. Brandslangenweverij Carrosseriefabriek. Culemborg, Gebrs. Kronenburg, (about 1950). Oblong with ring binder. 36 leaves, printed in red and black on recto only. Name on inside cover.  

€ 75

* Fine Dutch trade catalog showing detailed pictures of (10) fire trucks, a fire jeep and various diagrams of cars.

STEFAN GEORGE

10.  (GEORGE, Stefan) 'Proverbes' in: Floréal. Revue bi-mensuelle de littérature et d'art. Fondateur: Paul Gérardy. Deuxième année no. 1, 15 Février 1893. Liège, Floréal, 1893. Vol. 2 nr. 1, February 15, 1893. Original wrappers. 16 p. + 4 p. advertisements. First edition. Very delicate magazine issue is worn and crumbling at the edges; backstrip strengthened with sellotape, horizontal 2 cm tear in the first pages. 

€ 25

* Early translation - George was only 24 years old at the time. Other contributors among others Max Elskamp, Paul Gérardy and Edmond Rassenfosse. With a musical and a literary chronicle. This rare magazine was published from 1892-1893 only. Landmann 24.

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A MINISTER IN A ZEPPELIN

11.  GRZESINSKI, Albert Im Zeppelin nach Amerika. Notizen aus dem Tagebuch des preussischen Ministers des Innern Albert Grzesinski. Berlin, Gersbach & Sohn, 1929. 19 x 13 cm. Original stiff wrappers. 116 p. Illustrated. First edition. Small label on upper cover. Some foxing. Last page a bit loose. 

€ 65

* Account of his trip to America with Zeppelin LZ 127 “Graf Zeppelin” in October, 1929, when Grzesinski (1879-1948) was Minister of the Interior in Germany. With AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION by the author to a 'Frau Landsberg', signed and dated Berlin, 19.7.30.

NATURE LAWS OF LOVE

12.  HIRSCHFELD, Magnus Naturgesetze der Liebe. Eine gemeinverständliche Untersuchung über den Liebes-Eindruck, Liebes-Drang und Liebes-Ausdruck mit 2 erläuternden Tafeln in Farbendruck. Berlin, Alfred Pulvermacher & Co., 1912. Nice original decorated cloth. (4), 284 p. Two diagrams in colors. First edition. Backstrip slightly worn. Some underlining and a few notes in pencil, in the index some underlining in ink. 

€ 55

* 'Nature Laws of Love'. Popular sexological work by Hirschfeld.

ARMS, LEGGINS, MODEL BIRDS

13.  (HUNTING). DUVAL-GUYOT & Cie Toutes les armes - toutes les munitions - tous les accessoires. (Catalogue) Paris, Duval-Guyot, (1923). Oblong 21 x 25 cm. Original wrappers decorated in gold, red and blue. 52 p. Richly illustrated (two pages in colors). Title page a bit creased, otherwise in very good condition.

€ 35

* Many wood-engraved pictures of hunting accessories, model birds, vacuum flasks, cartridges and pellets (illustrated in colors), gun stands, belts, hunter's bags, leggins et cetera. Prices in francs.

14.  JACKSON, Holbrook Maxims of Books and Reading. (Maastricht), First Editions Club, 1934. Original wrappers. 36 p. Uncut. Printed by The Halcyon Press in 400 copies. On wove paper. First edition. Cover a bit discolored. 

€ 30

* 22nd publication of the First Editions Club. Van Dijk 324.

The shortest maxim: Read dangerously

CONTRARY

15.  KRAFFT-EBING, R. von Psychopathia Sexualis, with especial reference to the Contrary Sexual Instinct: A Medico-Legal Study. Authorized Translation of the 7th Enlarged and Revised German Edition by Charles Gilbert Chaddock, M.D. Philadelphia / London, F.A. Davis / F.J. Rebman, 1895. 24 x 16,5 cm. Cloth. (2), xiv, 438 p. Binding a bit worn, owner's marks on flyleaf, but a very good copy.

€ 35

* Former owners: Samuel Eugene Stevens M.D. (born 1839, author of The Economy of Misery, 1915) and J. Kingsley Stevens. The first edition in English appeared 1892. 

GRATITUDE TO MOLLY

16.  LE GALLIENNE, Richard Prose Fancies (second series). London / Chicago, John Lane / H.S. Stone & Co., 1896. Cloth. (8), 196, (20) p. Uncut. First Edition. Cover partly discoloured and a bit worn at the edges. 

€ 50

* Inscribed with a nice 6-line AUTHOR'S DEDICATION to 'Miss "Molly" Johnson', dated 'Sep., 1900'. 

NOTHING NEW - BUT YOU DON'T KNOW THIS

17.  PROPYLÄEN-VERLAG Rodion Markovits-Sibirische Garnison (&) E.M. Remarque-Im Westen nichts Neues! (Publisher's advertising folder). Berlin, Propyläen-Verlag, [1930]. Folder. 4 p. Fine condition. With order form card. 

€ 16

* Decorated in brown and black on cream-colored paper. Sibirische Garnison will be published on March, 20. For Im Westen nichts Neues the 999th thousand may be ordered.

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FROM LARGE CLASSICAL CANVASES TO CAMOUFLAGING TANKS

18.  SOLOMON, Solomon J. Autograph letter signed to E. Lonsdale Deighton, dated '14th Oct 1922'. 16,5 x 12,5 cm. 4 lines, written on one side of a 4 p. letter paper printed '18, Hyde Park Gate S.W.7.'.   'Certainly use the drawing of which you write in the new edition of the Album for Earl Haigs Appeal Fund.'  

€ 30

* A letter by the painter Solomon J. Solomon (1860-1927), who was influenced by Leighton and Alma-Tadema to paint large dramatic canvases. In the Great War he pioneered in camouflage painting of tanks, buildings and netting, receiving the rank of lieutenant-colonel from General Douglas Haig. Solomon obviously liked the idea that a drawing of his was used for The British Legion album in aid of Field-Marshall Earl Haig's appeal for ex-service men of all ranks, that was published in 1924 by E. Lonsdale Deighton. 

19.  STEKEL, Wilhelm Onanie und Homosexualität. (Die homosexuelle Neurose).  Berlin & Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1917. Original wrappers. XII, 388 S. Uncut. First edition. Backstrip strengthened with a strip of paper (worn). Cover somewhat browned. Lower cover has a few small tears. Owner's stamp of Adolph F. Meyer, a Dutch psychiatrist.  

€ 35

* Störungen des Trieb- und Affektlebens II. Important standard work about masturbation and homosexuality. 

LONELY - BUT NOT ALONE

20.  THESIGER, Wilfred Desert, Marsh and Mountain. The World of a Nomad. London, Collins, 1979. Cloth with dust jacket. 304 p. Richly illustrated. First edition.

€ 25

* Full of fine black and white photos made by Thesiger while on his exploits of the lonely parts of the world, accompanied only by young natives.  

NICE BOOK PROSPECT 

21.  ULLSTEIN 1000 Worte. (Prospect for Die zweiten “1000 Worte Englisch”). Berlin, Verlag Ullstein, 1929. A4. One leaf, printed on one side only. 'Letter', printed in red, green and grey on laid paper. Twice folded.  

€ 15

* Dated '29.2.1928' and addressed to 'Sehr geehrte Firma!': the bookshop. With humorous illustrations by Fritz Wolff.

 
 

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