572 - 641 VARIA. CHESS, EROTICA, FASHION AND COSTUME, JUDAICA and HEBRAICA, PHILOSOPHY etc.
- Spine-ends rubbed/ (sl.) worn. = PMM 374 (on the first edition in 2 vols. of 1890).
- Board edges rubbed/ sl. dam.
= Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941), influential social anthropologist in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion, especially renowned for his Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion (13 vols.). Sigmund Freud quoted frequently from Totemish and Exogamy in his Totem and Taboo.
- Upper corner frontcover stained.
= Elizabeth Anna Gordon was a British scholar and member of the Japan Society London, who spent many years in Japan. She published many works on the comparative study of religion (i.a. the link between Christianity and Buddhism).
= From the library of Armando, some vols. w. his owner's entry on first free endpaper.
- Trifle foxed. Backstrip worn off; backwr. loosening; sm. ticket on frontwr.
= Van der Linde 1065; cf. A. Rueb Stichting 198 (1st ed. 1834). Mostly based on E. STEIN, Nouvel essai sur le jeu des échecs (The Hague, 1789).
- Sl. foxed; owner's entry on first blank. = Van der Linde 1482; not in A. Rueb Stichting.
Linde, A. van der. Leerboek van het Schaakspel. Utr., G.A. van Hoften, 1876, XX,301,(3)p., ills., contemp. hcl.
- Owner's entry and annots. on first blank and lower pastedown. Upper joint splitting.
= Van der Linde 1573; A. Rueb Stichting 410.
AND 1 other: L. JONGSMA, Spassky-Fischer. Duel van de eeuw (Bussum, n.d., ills., orig. wr.).
- Plates sl. waterstained in upper half. Otherwise fine.
= A. Rueb Stichting 467; Van der Linde 1392. First publ. in Dutch at The Hague, 1786.
- Sm. paper ticket on frontwr. = Van der Linde 2139; A. Rueb Stichting 624. Rare. 1 copy in NCC.
- Occas. sl. foxed. Cloth worn/ sl. dam. at joints and spine-ends.
= Not in Van der Linde; cf. A. Rueb Stichting 3646.
AND 2 others: REGLEMENT VAN HET SCHAAKSPEL, te volgen op de wedstrijden van den Nederlandschen Schaakbond (Amst., 1890, orig. wr.) and STATUTEN EN HUISHOUDELIJK REGLEMENT der 's-Gravenhaagsche Schaakclub "De Unie" (The Hague, 1903, orig. wr.).
- Some pieces w. loose parts reattached w. glue (i.a. the white queen reattached at foot; two white pawns, both red horses, red king and queen reattached with foot/ base); a few pieces chipped (i.a. the crown of the red king).
- The two sides are not entirely identical: the Kings and bishops are different. A few chessmen restored or w. sm. imperfection: the sword of one red pawn loose (but present); two white pawns lack sword (not present); the red king lacks the plume of his hat; a few red chessmen w. rubbed spots revealing the white colour of the ivory underneath.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XIX.
WITH a CHINESE FOLDING CHESS BOARD, lacquered in black and gold, 19th cent., the "black" squares and the borders around the playing field as well as the sides of the chessboard richly decorated with gilt seated venerable men (on the black squares) and floral motifs (in borders) and men standing in front of a small house in a garden (on sides), 42,5x42,5x3,8 cm.
- The chess board duststained and a few scratches; one vertical side of the chess board scorched and blackened by fire.
= A nicely decorated backgammon playing field on the inside of the box.
- Spine sl. rubbed.
= "Suck" special issue. Very explicitly illustrated and with the following text on the final page: "Final instructions: This is not a work of fiction or of one man. Keep your eye on it's bi-unity. I am smiling now. But if you don't think my story marvellous and you should happen to meet me, kindly pass as though we don't know each other. Moral: "At the moment of coitus all men are one man!"" The concept was conceived by the photographer Anna Beeke as an anti-pornographic statement. Her second husband Anthon Beeke did the layout. Parr/ Badger, Photobooks III, 84: "This charmingly liberated fairy story is gleefully hardcore - The point of the exercise, after all. The pornographic photography itself is timeless, that is to say standard and a little boring, but the factor that makes this a classic of 1970's counterculture literature and the legacy of 60s' 'flower power' - where sexual liberation was seen as the beginning of political liberation - is the inspired graphic design of Anthon Beeke. Exuberant, wacky and excessive (...)."
- Vol 5-10 waterwrinkled/ waterstained at the beginning and the end.
= Hayn/ Gotendorf I, p.93 and IX, p.12ff; Stern-Szana p.84ff. First edition of a numbered edition for scholarly purposes. F.S. Krauss (1859-1839) was an ethnograph and folklorist, who studied amongst other things, the sex-life of different ethnic groups. Because of the subject of his studies he was attacked and prosecuted. He tried to create understanding for the deviant sexual preferences of human kind by studying them.
WITH: Idem (ed.). Beiwerke zum Studium der Anthropophyteia. Band I-VIII. Leipsic, Deutsche Verlag-Aktien-Gesellschaft/ Ethnologischer Verlag, 1909-1923, 8 vols., num. (photogr.) ills. on 148 plates, orig. almost unif. giltlettered blue cl., 4to.
- Vols.2, 5 and 8 plates and/ or first/ final textleaves sl. waterwrinkled; vol.2 joints splitting; vol. 5 frontcover sl. stained.
= Hayn-Gotendorf. IX, p.15f.
- Ex-library copy: bookplate on upper pastedown and stamp on verso title-p.; foxed; plates waterstained in inner blank margin, not affecting image/ text. Paper over spine dam.; paper ticket on frontcover; covers sl. discol.
= First published Paris, 1836. Cf. Gay/Lemonnier I, 803; Cf. Hayn/Got. VI, 91: "Nach jeder Beziehung hin eine vorzügliche Schrift; überraschende Resultate langjähriger mühevoller Untersuchungen. Vergriffen!" Neither bibliography mentions the described edition, both state the existence of counterfeit editions. There are editions with a portrait of the author (i.a. ed. Paris, 1836), but also without (i.a. counterfeit ed. Brussels, 1836). Our copy probably a counterfeit.
ADDED: Lust, E. Recueil de types de bandages. Brussels, H. Lamertin, 1895, VI,156p., 146 ills by L. GRANDPREZ, orig. cl.
-Sm. owner's entry on first endpaper; endpapers and first and final lvs. browned. Binding sl. stained and rubbed along extremities.
- Wr. rubbed; spine-ends and corners sl. worn.
= Fine collection of art deco plates showing lady's fashion for the winter season.
- Backstrip creased; wr. sl. fingersoiled. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XVIII.