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One of the first professional female authors in Germany

One of the first professional female authors in Germany

4th February 2020

A major theme of this latest catalogue, Anglo-German Cultural Relations, is, perhaps predictably, translation. One of the most significant examples in the catalogue is an English translation of Benedikte Naubert‘s historical novel Alf von Dülmen (1791) or, as it is titled in English, Alf von Deulmen [sic]; or, the History of the Emperor Philip, and […]

Meyrick’s Arms and Armour

Meyrick’s Arms and Armour

5th April 2019

If you’re on the mailing list, you may have already seen our latest list of recent acquisitions,which includes everything from Anderson’s Cook in the original wrappers (c.1785), to one of the earliest books to be printed in Russian Braille (1886). One of our favourites is…

Books in the balance

Books in the balance

5th May 2016

This large coloured lithograph, published in 1827, satirises Sir Walter Scott and how the Irish poet Thomas Moore pipped him to the post.  BM Satires explains: ‘A pair of scales hands unevenly.  In the upper scale sits Scott … supporting on his knees the nine volumes of his “Napoleon”.  He looks down, absorbed and melancholy …  In […]

Rossini’s “Ivanhoe”

Rossini’s “Ivanhoe”

10th July 2012

I’d never heard of this opera until I found this, a first edition of the libretto (Ivanhoé, opéra en trois actes, imité de l’Anglais, Paris, 1826), by Émile Deschamps and Gabriel-Gustave de Wailly after Sir Walter Scott’s novel, in a striking contemporary binding.  Rather than its being an original opera by Rossini, it was a […]