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Image for Les meilleurs Proverbes Francais et Etrangers par l'auteur de Deux humilites illustres et de plusieurs ouvrages historiques.

Les meilleurs Proverbes Francais et Etrangers par l'auteur de Deux humilites illustres et de plusieurs ouvrages historiques.

By: A Laurent, Abbe

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Paris Lyon, J.B. Pelagaud: [1865]

Seller ID: 8015

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


246 pp. Author attribution from OCLC 457648258, no author listed. At the rear it says printed by P. Briez at Abbeville. 1/4 Leather with gilt to spine, spine tips quite worn, brown marbled hard covers are rubbed, corners quite rubbed but still respectable. With the book plate of noted military gent/spy/book collector Victor de Guinzbourg. Also includes an old "avis" from a French library explaining how the system works and threatening penalties for non-return. ... View more info

Proverbi E Detti Sapienziali Latini Raccolti volgarizzati o confrontati con altri italiani

By: Borghi, Luigi Costantino

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Venice, Prem. Stab. Tip. Fratelli Visentini: 1898

Seller ID: 8437

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


198pp + 10 unnumbered pages. Italian and Latin languages. De Guinzbourg bookplate on front flyleaf. Book has beige paper softcover with black text on covers and spine. Covers are loose, but still attached to spine, wear on covers and spine. Text is clear and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages View more info

Image for The Birthday Book of Proverbs: Consisting of a Serious, Satirical, or Humorous Sentence, Proverb, and Verse of Poetry, for every Day in the Year.

The Birthday Book of Proverbs: Consisting of a Serious, Satirical, or Humorous Sentence, Proverb, and Verse of Poetry, for every Day in the Year.

By: Bruce, Charles; C.B.

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo: c1875

Seller ID: 8160

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


unpaginated but approx 365 pages. Two days per page, plus a page with blanks opposite each day to fill in names. Blue cloth with exuberant black and gilt Victorian decoration, gilt ruling, spine equally decorated in gilt, a bit of rubbing at extremities and joints, gilt edges, title page in red and black, every page in red and black with red ruling, occasional charming engravings, no names have been filled in on this example. However, there are the proverb collectors bo... View more info

Image for Pensees Diverses, Et Proverbes Choisis. Avec Des Reflexions Pour Les Mieux Entendre Bookplate De Guinzbourg

Pensees Diverses, Et Proverbes Choisis. Avec Des Reflexions Pour Les Mieux Entendre Bookplate De Guinzbourg

By: Brusle De Montpleinchamp, Jean-Chrysostome

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paris, Jean-Luc Nyon: 1712

Seller ID: 6913

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[vi] ff, 306 pp, [vii] ff. Unrecorded copy of this very scarce book of maxims and proverbs, printed in Paris on the same date as other printings. Diced calf with blind ruling, 5 raised bands with gilt in the compartments, red edges. Covers with some scuffing , top of first compartment chipped off, spine covering a bit crackled, corners rubbed. Marbled end papers, bookplate of de Guinzbourg on inside front cover, title page has some foxing/staining, first pages to aiii ha... View more info

Sancho Panza's Proverbs, and others which occur in Don Quixote; with a literal English Translation, Notes, and an Introduction

By: Burke, Ulick Ralph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Pickering and Chatto: 1892

Seller ID: 9406

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xxi, 116 pp. Proverbs are given in Spanish, then translated and sometimes explained. What appears to be original dark blue cloth boards, with minor wear, brown paper spine label is sunned and rubbed, only just legible. Front board a little forward. Interior has 1892 owner inscript, along with de Guinzbourg bookplate, very occasional pencil marginalia, last blank has a long pencil list of cities and countries (including Tunis, Andora and Ceylon!), binding a bit shaken but... View more info

Image for Las Frases del "Quijote" Su Exposicion, Ordenacion y Comentarios, y su Version a las Lenguas Francesa, Portuguesa, Italiana, Catalana, Inglesa y Alemana

Las Frases del "Quijote" Su Exposicion, Ordenacion y Comentarios, y su Version a las Lenguas Francesa, Portuguesa, Italiana, Catalana, Inglesa y Alemana

By: Carcer y de Sobies, Enrique; Marin, Francisco Rodriguez (Prologo)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Lerida, Barcela, Sol y Benet; Subirana: 1916

Seller ID: 8145

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xvi, 666,[iv]. In Spanish. Cream paper covers with a lovely red and black border. Paper is a bit toned and some edge chipping, spine head and tail a little chipped. Interior paper somewhat browned, nice head and tail pieces throughout, pages have never been separated. Interior back cover has some small numbers written in ink, paper has a large watermark that says "Vilaseca" otherwise clean and unmarked. Indicates it was printed on the 23rd of April, 1916, the ... View more info

Monografía sobre los Refranes, Adagios y Proverbios Castellanos... y las Obras O Fragmentos que Expresamente Tratan de Ellos en Nuestra Lengua

By: Don José María Sbarbi

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Madrid, Imprenta y Litografía de los Huérfanos: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8002

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


412 pp. Erratas, ads. Published Ago 1891. With the bookplate of man of mystery, spy, and collector of proverbs, de Guinzbourg. Olive green cloth with red spine label. Some general light rubbing but overall good and handsome. Half title is foxed, verso of half title has a stamp of the Madrid national library, text paper is browned, , first few pages coming away at the gutter. Some page turning chips, page 13/14 has a 1" clean tear at the top, otherwise clean and n... View more info

Image for Latium oder das alte Rom in seinen Sprüchwörtern. Eine Sammlung der beliebtesten lateinischen Sprichwörtern

Latium oder das alte Rom in seinen Sprüchwörtern. Eine Sammlung der beliebtesten lateinischen Sprichwörtern

By: Faselius, August

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Weimar, Friedrich Voigt: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8508

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xvi, 276 pp. Latin text in bold, German text in fraktur. Original hard boards are dull brown with some minor wear, bump to front bottom corner, original black paper spine label with bright gilt a bit chipped. Spine tips bit worn Interior has stamp from a Czech museum on the inside front cover, book plate of Lt. Colonel V.S.M. de Guinzbourg, the famous proverbs collector. There is moderate normal foxing throughout but otherwise clean and unmarked, sturdy binding. ; ... View more info

Image for Ceska Prislovi. Dil. I & II Sbirka Prislovi, Prupovedi a Porekadei. Lidu Ceskeho v. cechach, na morave a v. Slezsku

Ceska Prislovi. Dil. I & II Sbirka Prislovi, Prupovedi a Porekadei. Lidu Ceskeho v. cechach, na morave a v. Slezsku

By: Flajshans, Vaclav

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Prague, F. Simacka: 1911

Seller ID: 8542

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xxvi pp, unnumbered pages, columns 1-1482; 1-896. In Czech. Tan glazed cloth with plain cloth spine and corners, spine lettered and decorated in black. Corners a little worn, some scuffing but overall fairly good. Interiors have bookplate of proverb collector DeGuinzbourg but otherwise clean and unmarked. Entirely in Czech. Handsome flowered end papers. First vol. A-N, 2nd vol. O-Z. A very heavy set, over 11 pounds packed, will require additional postage. ; 4to 11&#... View more info

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Proverbios Morales

By: Guajardo-Fajardo, Alonso

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Seville, Carlos de Torres y Daza: 1888

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 8540

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xi pp, 55 ff. Limited edition of 100, this is number 50. Reprint of the 1587 Cordoba edition, with a preface dated 1888 written by an apparent descendant of the author. Entirely in Spanish. Very handsome 3/4 leather binding with bright gilt to the spine, marbled boards, marbled end papers, clean and crisp on the inside, an early bookplate of the famous proverbs collector and spy de Guinzbourg. Very scarce and attractive little oddity, only four in World Cat of the 2... View more info

Image for Elements de la Grammaire Turke, a l'Usage des Eleves de l'Ecole Royale et Speciale des Languges Orientales Vivantes a l'Usage des Eleves de l'Ecole Royale et Speciale des Languges Orientales Vivantes  Duxieme Ed.

Elements de la Grammaire Turke, a l'Usage des Eleves de l'Ecole Royale et Speciale des Languges Orientales Vivantes a l'Usage des Eleves de l'Ecole Royale et Speciale des Languges Orientales Vivantes Duxieme Ed.

By: Jaubert, P. Amedee (Pierre-Amedee)

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Paris, Imprimerie de Firmin Didot Freres: 1833

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 8663

Condition: Good


xv, 377, [v], 8, [iv], 2, 3 pp. Appendix, Turkish Proverbs. In French with extensive Turkish, back unnumbered pages are only Turkish. With the bookplate of celebrated proverb/maxim collectorLt. Colonel V.S.M. de Guinzbourg, the early incarnation. In what appears to be original 3/4 cloth with dark blue/black marbled board. Boards are scuffed, bottom edge/corner bumped, brown cloth spine with dulled gilt. Interior inside front cover and first blank have some spattered soil... View more info

Image for Arabic proverbs and proverbial phrases collected, translated and annotated, a dissertation From vol. XV. of the "Journal of the American Oriental society."

Arabic proverbs and proverbial phrases collected, translated and annotated, a dissertation From vol. XV. of the "Journal of the American Oriental society."

By: Jewett, James Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, The American Oriental Society: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8703

Condition: Fair


96 pp. Brown/Khaki soft cover of the time, front cover gone, back cover has tape remnants. Interior front page has some chips and paper is browned, but otherwise clean and unmarked. This is the actual offprint from the Journal, not a modern reprint. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages View more info

Image for Cancionero Popular Cuyano 900 composiciones Liricas y Coregraficas, 110 Temas Musicales, 120 Adivinanzas, Paremiologia 17 Cronicas de Cuyo de la epoca Colonial

Cancionero Popular Cuyano 900 composiciones Liricas y Coregraficas, 110 Temas Musicales, 120 Adivinanzas, Paremiologia 17 Cronicas de Cuyo de la epoca Colonial

By: Lucero, Juan Draghi

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Mendoza, Best Hermanos: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8017

Condition: Good


cxlvii, 632, [xiv] pp. Index. First edition. B/w plates and music. Original card covers with engraving of dancers and musicians. Paper is a bit grubby, chipped at corners and fore-edge, spine covering worn but still intact. Interior book plate of military man/spy/book collector Victor de Guinzbourg. Otherwise clean and unmarked, paper quite browned and brittle, some page turning chips and tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Enchiridion Polonicum oder Polnisches Handbuch.. Anjetzo aber, der sammtlichen Jugend zum grundlichern Unterricht durch Vermehrung und Verbesserung gemeinnutziger gemacht, und nebst einem Anhang aufs neue dem Druck uberlassen. Vierte Auflage

Enchiridion Polonicum oder Polnisches Handbuch.. Anjetzo aber, der sammtlichen Jugend zum grundlichern Unterricht durch Vermehrung und Verbesserung gemeinnutziger gemacht, und nebst einem Anhang aufs neue dem Druck uberlassen. Vierte Auflage

By: Moneta, Jan; Vogel, Daniel

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Breslau; Leipzig, Johann Friedrich Korn des altern: 1774

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 8147

Condition: Good


[xiv],880, [i]. Folding table. In black letter German with Polish. Grey-blue hard paper covers with paper hand-lettered spine label. Covers have some scratches and wear, long thing mark on the front cover, spine age-darkened, but otherwise nice. Interior has a collection mark and the bookplate of de Guinzbourg -- noted man of mystery and collector -- but otherwise clean and unmarked. Deckle edges, text pages never separated. Scarce in any edition, this one corresponds... View more info

Proverbi Motti E Sentenze Ad Uso Ed Istruzione Del Popolo. Centurie XXIV

By: Poggiali, Cristoforo

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Piacenza, Torchi Del Majno: 1821

Seller ID: 7170

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[iv] 288 pp. With the bookplate of noted collector of proverb books and mysterious man of the world, de Guinzbourg. Original marbled hard paper boards with leather spine, black and gilt spine label. Someone has shellacked the spine in the long ago giving it a very shiny and slightly crackly appearance. Boards have some normal wear and rubbing at the edges. Interior front hinge cracked but holding, minor foxing very occasionally, a small bit of humidity staining just at t... View more info

Image for Proverbial Sayings; Or, A collection of the Best English Proverbs, Italian Proverbs, Scots Proverbs, Spanish Proverbs With the Wise Sayings and maxims of the Ancients.  (Hand written note by William Stirling)

Proverbial Sayings; Or, A collection of the Best English Proverbs, Italian Proverbs, Scots Proverbs, Spanish Proverbs With the Wise Sayings and maxims of the Ancients. (Hand written note by William Stirling)

By: Ray, John; Pescetti, Orlando; Ramsay, Allan; Nunez, Ferdinands; Mapletoft, John

Price: $299.00

Publisher: S.L., S.N.: 1800

Seller ID: 8069

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


21,45,38,30,21 pp. Bound in full red morocco with gilt ruling, blindstamped coat of arms to front and another blinstamped mark to back. Book plates of Kier House, Victor de Guinzbourg, and William Stirling, along with a handwritten noted signed "WS" on the first blank explaining that this seems to be a reprint of the English edition of "Select Proverbs" London 1707, in Stirling's copy of which is an inscription noting that the "author is Johawnis Ma... View more info

Truths Illustrated by Great authors. A Dictionary of Nearly Four Thousands Aids to Reflection, Quotations of Maxims, Metaphors, Counsels, Cautions,Aphorisms,Proverbs,&ec,&c, in Prose and Verse

By: Shakespeare, William, and other Great Writers

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, William White: 1853

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9405

Condition: Good


viii, 560 pp. Original Victorian tooled brown leather covers are rubbed at edges and corners, gilt title still legible. Gilt edges. Interior bookplate of deGuinzbourg (the early edition). Otherwise clean and unmarked. Book slightly shaken but still holding. Attractive little collection of sayings and proverbs collected from Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, Socrates, Swift, Fuller, etc. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 560 pages View more info

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De proverbiis Fennicis dissertatio cujus partem primam

By: Traner, Johann Vindician, 1770-1835.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Uppsala, Zeipel et Palmblad: [1818]

Seller ID: 8702

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[10] 39 pp. In Finnish and Latin, the Finnish in a Fraktur type. Dissertation praeside Johanne Trane´r ... proponit Carolus Axelius Gottlund ... die xii Dec. 1818. In full calf, boards worn and scuffed, top board barely hanging on, back board detached, spine partly perished. Front board has the emboss of noted collector William Stirling, interior has book plates of follow up collectors deGuinzbourg and Keir. Text is clean and unmarked. Very scarce work on Finnish prove... View more info