1781 - 1824 FOREIGN LITERATURE
- Spines rubbed.
= Early edition of one of the first Russian historical novels (set during the conquest of Livonia by Peter the Great).
AND 2 others, both Russian language, i.a. by J. KOSTROV.
- Spine sl. sunned.
Späth, G. Ein Nobelpreis wird angekündigt. Pfaffenweiler, Pfaffenweiler Presse, 1999, 66,(4)p., ills. by H. GOLDAMMER, printed in 600 numb. copies (300), signed by the author and the artist in the colophon, orig. boards, sm. 8vo (fine).
= One of 300 copies with loosely inserted extra print, signed and numb. ''8/300'' in pencil.
AND 1 other, signed by H. BÖLL and K. STAECK.
= Rare and fine edition, with a translation of the poem in 27 languages: Sanskrit, Classical Greek, Latin (2x), Amharic, Armenian (2x), Catalan, Czech (2x), Chinese (2x), Croatian (2x), Finnish, French (5x), Gaelic, Japanese (2x), Greek, English (7x), Macedonian, Hungarian (2x), dialect of Mozambique (2x), Dutch (3x), Polish (2x), Portugese (2x), Romanian (2x), Russian (5x), Serbo-Croatian, Spanish (7x), Swedish (2x) and German (7x).
- Both vols. yellowed; occas. foxed. Spines rubbed.
AND 1 other by the same: The Martins of Cro'Martin (ibid., 1856, 1st ed., engr. title and plates by PHIZ (= H.K. BROWNE), contemp. (worn) hcalf).
= "(...) How can I best help you with '52-'56 stories? (...) Now, for instance, this wet London morning, I think: and a hole appears - but remember 1) You supplying many with "free" stationary from Unesco. 2) The visit to Gerry Mulligan when his flipped[?]. 3) The business with Stols, and Stols death in Mexico (...)".
Idem. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "Christopher", to "Dear Simon [Vinkenoog]", dated "23 i 1979", pen and black ink, 1 leaf, recto only.
- Sl. yellowed/ browned along edges; sl. frayed.
= "I have been gathering notes for a possible - but only possible - memoir of our Paris days. Can I ask for your help? (...) how would it be if I send you a casette tape and you gossiped onto it? (...) For example: 1) When and how did we meet? Who did we jointly know? 2) What was your title at Unesco? 3) Did you introduce me to Hugo [Claus]? - take me to Ghent - or was it Rudy Kousbrook <- (misspelt) (...)".
AND a small stack of signed postcards and autograph notes by the same.
- Stamp on title-p. Wr. trifle dampstained. Otherwise fine.
Ivanov, V. Tsvetnye vetra (Coloured winds). Leningrad, Epokha, 1922, 1st separate ed., 185p., orig. wr., sm. 8vo. - AND 2 others.
- Various (sm.) defects. Incl. duplicates.
= German translations of works by i.a. Ilja Ehrenburg, Isaak Babel, Konstantin Fedin, Alexandra Kollontay and Wsewolod Iwanow. Incl. 1st editions, and partly w. photomontage endpapers by J. HEARTFIELD.
AND 6 others similar.
- Owner's entry on first free endpaper.
AND 1 other: J. BROKKEN, In het huis van de dichter (Amst., 2008,1st ed., orig. cl. w. dustwr. Fine).
- Trifle foxed. Wr. sl creased
= With AUTOGRAP SIGNED dedication by H. Nostitz on first free endpaper.
Blake, D. 21 Poems. The Hague, The Camera Obscura Press, 1991, 37,(1)p., col. ills. by J. SNOECK, printed in 145 numb. and signed copies, orig. cl. w. dustwr.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED dedication on htitle.
AND 5 others, all signed/ w. dedication by the author or artist, by J. IRVING (2x), I. VON WEDEMEYER and W. WONDRATSCHEK (2x).
- Owner's entry on first free endpaper; sl. yellowed.
Merežkovsky, D. Prorok Russkoi Revolyutsii. K yubileyu Dostojevskago (Prophet of the Russian Revolution. On occasion of Dostojevsky's jubilee). Ibid., M.V. Pirožkov, 1906, (2),152,(2)p., contemp. marbled boards w. mor. letterpiece, orig. wr. pres., t.e.g. - AND 2 others in 4 vols., i.a. A.K. TOLSTOI, Polnoe sobranie sočinenii (ibid., 1905-1906, 3 vols., frontisp. portrait, orig. unif. gilt cl.).
- Lacks text vol. III; first text vol. lacks dustwr.
AND 4 other Pléiade editions, incl. ALBUM PRÉVERT (orig. gilt mor. in orig. slipcase) and ALBUM STENDHAL (orig. gilt mor. w. dustwr.).
- Backstrips dried and worn/ dam.
Sreznevsky, I.I. Materialy dlya slovarya drevnerusskogo yazyka (Materials for a dictionary of the Old-Russian language). Ibid., Imperial Academy Press, 1893-1903, 4 parts in 3 vols., orig. unif. cl., 4to.
- Bindings w. some rubbed spots.
- All fine. = Privé-domein 263, 227 and 281.
AND 11 others from the same series, mostly sl. yellowed on spines and sl. rubbed along extremities: Privé-domein 10 (Werkman), 28 (Neruda, 2 vols.), 35 (Power), 48 (De Custine), 65 (Stendhal), 137 (Paustovskij), 145 (Morriën), 166 (Pessoa), 167 (Goethe) and 173 (Perec).
- Apart from some occas. sl. yellowed spines, almost all fine.
= No.16, 17, 50, 62, 74, 75, 123, 149, 243, 247 and 253.
= Kilgour 899.
AND 3 others, i.a. V. ŽIRMUNISKY, Valeri Bryusov i nasledie Puškina (ibid., 1922, orig. wr.).
- A few library stamps; title-p. vol. 3 foxed/ stained.
- Upper joint split at top and foot.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION to Enrico Morpurgo, "con faterno cuor d'Italiano Cesare Rossi. Trieste, 9 settembre '25"; and with the author's printed visiting card loosely inserted.
Idem. I canti di cividale. Ibid., idem, 1910, 1st ed., 107,(5)p., orig. wr.
- Spine-ends sl. dam.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION "A Enrico Morpurgo, che in terra d'Olanda vera i canti d'Italia. Cesare Rossi, riconoscente. Trieste 9 settembre '25."
AND 2 others, both Italian text: BRUNO ASTORI, In sordina (Trieste, 1913, orig. wr. Yellowed; spine-ends dam. With AUTOGR. SIGNED DEDIC.) and SARENCO, Esenin & Majakowskji S.P.A. (Calaone-Baone, 1978, orig. wr., 4to).
- Sl. foxed; bookblock spltting.
Léautaud, P. Amour. Ibid., idem, 1934, 41,(2)p., printed in 1050 numb. copies (1000), orig. wr. Verlaine, P. Vers. Leipsic, Drugulin, 1910, 198,(1)p., contemp. gilt hmor. w. marbled boards, orig. wr. pres., t.e.g. - AND 2 others by A. MALLARMÉ, publ. by Skira, in unif. giltlettered hcalf w. marbled boards.
- Owner's entry in pen on first free endpaper. Spine-ends trifle rubbed; dustwr. sl. chipped along top margin and at corners and sl. frayed along both top and lower margin.
= Rare first edition. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XLI.