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Joseph Addison / Richard Steele - The Spectator [Rare Dublin Edition, 1778]

Addison, Joseph / Steele, Richard.

The Spectator [This is the Rare Dublin Edition with Bookseller-Label of T. Connolly (Dublin)]. [With Frontispiece – Illustrations by Pierre-Alexandre Aveline, Jacques Philippe de Bas and Francis Hayman].

8 Volumes (complete set). Dublin, Printed for W.Wilson, 1778. Small Octavo. Volume I: Frontispiece, VI, 325 pages plus 14 unnumbered pages of an Index (includes the notable essay “Inkle and Yarico” (Spectator 11) / Volume II: Frontispiece, IV, 336 pages plus 6 unnumbered pages of an Index / Volume III: Frontispiece, IV, 314 pages plus 10 unnumbered pages of an Index / Volume IV: Frontispiece, VI, 303 pages plus 9 unnumbered pages of an Index / Volume V: Frontispiece, III, 301 pages plus 11 unnumbered pages of an Index / Volume VI: IV, Frontispiece, 305 pages plus 19 unnumbered pages of an Index / Volume VII: Frontispiece, V, 333 pages plus 9 unnumbered pages of an Index / Volume VIII: Frontispiece, VIII, 300 pages plus 12 unnumbered pages of an Index [includes the Bookseller’s copyright-warning to the Reader that “no other Papers which have appeared under title of Spectator, since the closing of this eighth Volume, were written by any of those Gentlemen who had a hand in this or the former Volumes”. Hardcover / Original 18th century full leather. All Volumes firm and with some stronger rubbing (no broken spines or weak hinges). Binding of all eight Volumes look overall poor, with spinelabels missing or broken. Interior in excellent condition with some occasion faded dampstains but overall no browning and all the frontispieces in place. The Dublin Edition comes rarely to the market !

EUR 1.280,-- 

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[WalterBenjamin] Willy Haas - Die literarische Welt.

5. [Benjamin, Walter] Haas, Willy / [Stefan Zweig / Heinrich Mann / Thomas Mann / etc.].

Die literarische Welt. [Mit zahlreichen Erstdrucken von Essays und Rezensionen von Walter Benjamin: “Die Technik des Schriftstellers in dreizehn Thesen” / Walter Benjamin – “Skandal im Théatre-Français” / Buch-Chronik der Woche von Walter Benjamin: “C.A.Bernoulli – Johann Jakob Bachofen und das Natursymbol” / Walter Benjamin – “J.P.Hebel – Ein Bilderrätsel zum 100.Todestag des Dichters” / Buch-Chronik der Woche von Walter Benjamin: “Franz Hessel” / Walter Benjamin – “Der Kaufmann im Dichter” / Walter Benjamin – “Aussicht ins Kinderbuch” (mit Abbildungen von Titeln aus der Sammlung Benjamin) / Walter Benjamin – “Noch ein Paar Neue Kinderreime” / Walter Benjamin – “Kinder” [I.Karussellfahrendes Kind / II. Zu Spaet gekommenes Kind / III. Verstecktes Kind”] / Titelseite als Kalenderblatt mit Karikatur-Portraits von Mitarbeitern der “Literarischen Welt”: u.a. Walter Benjamin, Walter Mehring, Willy Haas u.v.a. “Zum Neuen Jahr lasst Blumen sprechen” / “Wandkalender der “Literarischen Welt” fuer 1927 – Verse von Walter Benjamin / Zeichnungen von Rudolf Grossmann / Walter Benjamin – “Der Regisseur Meyerhold – In Moskau erledigt ?” – “Ein literarisches Gericht wegen der Inszenierung von Gogols ‘Revisor’” / Walter Benjamin – “Zur Lage der Russischen Filmkunst” / Walter Benjamin und Oscar A.H.Schmitz – “Eine Diskussion ueber russische Filmkunst und kollektivistische Kunst ueberhaupt” [Schmitz eroeffnet die Diskussion mit “Potemkinfilm und Tendenzkunst” – Walter Benjamin antwortet daraufhin dem “Bildungsphilister” Schmitz mit einer Polemik].

First Edition. Two Volumes with 94 Issues in total (31 issues in duplicate / 31 Hefte doppelt). Berlin, Ernst Rowohlt, 1925 – 1927. Folio. Pagninierung / Pagination of both Volumes: Volume I: The following 42 issues available in this collection are: 1. Jahrgang / Annual (1925): Nr. 2 und Nr. 4 / 2. Jahrgang (1926): Nr. 14, 19, Nr. 36 – Nr. 52 (17 Issues) / 3. Jahrgang / Annual (1927): Nr. 1-21 [Each issues with 8 pages with illustrations] / [Jedes Heft mit 8 Seiten incl. Abbildungen] / Volume II: 3. Complete Third Annual of 52 Issues for 1927): Kompletter 3. Jahrgang: Nummer 1-52. [Each issues with 8 pages with illustrations]. Illustrations in original woodcut-textillustrations are by Rudolf Großmann (several), Lili Réthi, B. F. Dolbin (several), Frans Masereel (several), George Grosz (Kinderzeichnungen), Renée Sintenis, Alfred Kubin, Max Beckmann, Man Ray and others. Hardcover (original title-wrappers inside a privately printed half-cloth binding) / Hardcover / Privater Halbleinenband der 20er Jahre. Small cutout to page 5 of Issue 2 (Advertising ? 8.4 x 14.5 cm) / (1 cm-tear to outer margin of all issues in Volume one – text not effected) / Titlepage of Issue 49, IInd Annual (1926), missing. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of wear. While it would usually be desirable to have these issues in their original, unbound form, these two privately bound Volumes are actually a blessing and led to these issues to be preserved in unusually excellent condition. A Rare run of this peridocal, with a provenance of one “Frl. Nippoldt” (Miss Nippoldt), Weissenburgstr. 17 / Kleiner Ausschnitt auf Seite 5 der Nummer 2 von 1925 (Werbung) / (1 cm Einriss in den Rand der Nummern von Band 1 – Text nicht betroffen) / Titelblatt der Nummer 49 des II.Jahrgangs (1926) fehlt / Sonst sehr gut erhalten. Auch wenn eine ungebundene Broschur-Version dieser seltenen Zeitschrift einer Privatbindung normalerweise vorzuziehen ist, so ist in diesem Fall die Wahl der Bindung sehr gelungen und man ist fast dankbar wie gut die einzelnen Ausgaben dadurch erhalten wurden. Einige der Ausgaben haben einen alten Besitzvermerk: “Frl. Nippoldt” – “Weissenburgstr.17”, sowie gelegentliche, interessante Kommentare und Annotationen im Text (mit Bleistift)”.

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[Colburn, The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine.

[Colburn, Henry] Napier, Charles and others

The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine. 1833 Part I and Part II. [Including the essay: “On the Invasion and Defence of Ireland”/ The Volumes include for example further essays on: Ireland and the British Army / Naval Operations on the Potomac / Artillery Practice at the Siege of the Citadel of Antwerp / History of the Coldstream Guards / Cavalry Warfare / The Jamaica Station / Siege of Badajoz in 1812 / Military Organization of Belgium / Record of the Services of the twenty-third Regiment / Plan for the suppression of Piracy / The Indian Army / Observations on the Construction and Qualities of the Vernon and Castor and on Naval Architecture in General by Capt.Charles Napier / Remark on the Defence and Invasion of Ireland / On the Defective Discipline of the Merchant Service with Hints for Amending it / Colonies – Their Influence on Maritime and Military Ascendancy / The Crisis of Turkey / Royal Naval School / On the Overland Invasion of India / Reply to Major Gawler on his “Crisis of Waterloo” by Sir Hussey Vivian / Debate on Sir Thomas Troubridge / Memoir on the Defence of Canada in 1833 (with a Map) / Narrative of Captain Ross’s First Voyage of Discovery / Military Establishments of Germany / The Port of Hastings / The Jamaica Station / Jersey, as a Residence for Officers on the half-pay of the Army and the Navy / Military Equipments: Waterproof Cartridges – Sapata – Self-fixing Bayonets / James Toggle – A Tar of the Old School etc. etc.

First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set for the year 1833). London, Published for Henry Colburn, 1833. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I: IV, 596 pages with Index and Diagrams and the large folding map: “Plan of Attack on the Citadel of Antwerp from 29 November to 23 December, 1832, with handcoloured portraits of Marshal Gerard, Baron Chasse and a “View of Scheldt” from Fort Bathz to Antwerp, showing Fort Lille, Fort Bathz, Fort Liefkenshoek, Fort Phileppe, Fort Maria, Plan of City of Antwerp and an excellent birdseye-view of the Antwerp Citadel. / Volume II: IV, 580 pages with Index and Diagrams, illustrations within the text (Capture of the Diamond Rock / Ascent of the Peter Botte Mountain with Lloyd, Phillpotts, Taylor and Keppel showing on ascent and resting in the wall / Depiction and explanation of a Boomerang / Boomarang by Henry Wilkinson !), Folded Plan of “Waterloo Crisis from 7 to half past 8 o’clock and close to the action”/ with the large, folded, handcoloured “Sketch of Part of Upper and Lower Canada with reference to the proposed Military Districts”. Hardcover / Original, publisher’s half leather with gilt lettering and ornament to spine. Both Volumes with only very minor signs of foxing – interior very bright and clean with the map/plan in excellent condition. Pages 3 to 5 and 537 to 540 with some defects. Otherwise in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of Edward Westby, Esq. with his armorial bookplate / exlibris to the pastedown of both Volumes.

EUR 480,-- 

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McKevitt, Christus Rex - An Irish Quarterly Journal of Sociology. A Collection of 24 Volumes

[Curtayne, Alice] / McKevitt, P. / Lucey, C. / Conway, J. Jacobus / Christus Rex Society of Irish Diocesan Priests / Rísteard Ó Cíonga [Richard King as Illustrator] / etc.

Alice Curtayne as Contributor to Irish Periodicals / Journals / Digests. The collection aims for completion and collects not only issues of periodicals with contributions by Alice Curtayne but hopes to complete each set of periodicals to which Alice Curtayne contributed between the years of 1930 and 1980, in order to allow for cross-referencing of contributors, study cooperation between illustrators and Alice Curtayne, her influence and acceptance as early female contributor in a men’s world, possibly even deciphering pseudonyms under which Curtayne might have written or essays she might have contributed to but her name was omitted; in general: circumstances which have not been detected yet. The Collection is documented thoroughly in professional images and descriptions on our website and includes to date: I. Alice Curtayne as Contributor to “The Irish Digest”: 1. “The Irish Digest” from September 1940 – including the article: Alice Curtayne – “Lament of an Author” / II. Alice Curtayne as Contributor to “Christus Rex”: “Christus Rex” – An Irish Quarterly Journal of Sociology. A Collection of 24 issues of the important and underrated publication “Christus Rex” including: 1. Volume XX, No.4 of “Christus Rex”: Alice Curtayne – “The Council and Women” ]. / III. Alice Curtayne as Contributor to “The Furrow”: “The Furrow” – Monthly Journal published by the Leinster Leader, Naas and Edited by Rev. J.G.McGarry. A Collection of 56 issues of the Journal, including two issues with Curtayne – publications: 1. “Saint Patrick in his Confession” – (In: “The Furrow” from March 1951) and 2. “Marillac Manor” (in “The Furrow” from July 1959) and 3. “Ecumenism in Dublin” (In “The Furrow” from February 1966) / IV. Alice Curtayne as Contributor to “The Capuchin Annual”. Including: 1. Alice Curtayne – “For the Septcentenary of St.Anthony of Padua (1231 – 1931)” – [including a portrait photograph of Alice Curtayne] / 2. Alice Curtayne – “Five Irish Saints” (″The Living Patrick” / “Saint Colmcille – Irishman” / “Saint Brendan – The Navigator” / “Saint Ita” / “The Method of Saint Columbus” / (In: Capuchin Annual 1945-1946 – with Illustrations in color by Stained Glass Artist, Rísteard Ó Cíonga [Richard King].

Naas, Christus Rex Publications, 1949 – 1967. Octavo. 81 Issues with different amounts of pages and content. Overall c. 4800 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Some of the issues with annotations and some with a former library-stamp. Very rare run of these periodicals which invited contributions from other women writers like Ita Meehan.

EUR 2.500,-- 

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