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The Costumes of the Members of the University of Oxford - Nathaniel Whittock

Circa 1840 - Published for the Proprietor by J. Robins, London
Engraved title and seventeen fine hand coloured engraved plates on accordion style strip, folding out to 122cm [4ft].

Plates as follows [names according to a document held in the Lincoln Archives]:
Scholar [W. Carter]; Commoners [J. Stewart, H. Sibthorpe]; Gentleman Commoner undress gown [Charles Mundy]; Gentleman Commoner dress gown [Dr. Estean (?) of Christ Church]; Nobleman undress gown [Lord Seaham]; Nobleman dress gown [Lord Athlone]; Bachelor of Arts [Revd. Dr. Stewart]; Bachelor of Civil Law [W.B. Heathcote subwarden of New College]; Masters of Arts [J.H. Vernon, J.H. New]; Doctor of Divinity [Dr. Pusey]; Doctor of Music [Dr. Elvey of New College]; Doctor of Civil Laws dress gown [W. Young]; Pro. Proctor [W. Bloxam]; Proctor [E. Dayman, R. Jolley]; Doctor of Divinity dress gown [Dr. Pusey]; Chancellor of the University of Oxford [The Duke].  
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1920 - John Lane, London - Limited edition of 1000 copies
A superb copy of Wilde’s famed exotic poem of a raven-like sphinx, strikingly illustrated by Baron Hans Henning Voigt, better known under his nom de plume, ‘Alistair’. With 10 pochoir plates with lettered tissue guards, 2 additional plates serving as endpapers, and 13 large decorative initials beginning each stanza, all printed in black and turquoise.

The only edition to feature these illustrations, the plates for which where destroyed during the German invasion of Belgium.

After appearing in a corner of the poet’s room, the sphinx proceeds through a series of imagined scenes in which she is depicted as a goddess, a prophet and a lover.
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New York - The World Journal Tribune Magazine - Tom Wolfe Kesey

1967New York
Special Issue of the short lived Word Journal Tribune, with the Tom Wolfe article ‘the World of LSD’ which later became The Electric Cool Aid Acid Test. Also includes other articles on such luminaries as the good Doctor Leary. Signed on colour illustrated cover by Kesey & Wolfe. You just can’t find clothes or glasses like these anymore. 
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