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      Florence: Jacopo Guiducci & Santo Franchi, 1715. First edition of 12 collected lectures composed for the Academia della Crusca, posthumously published; “an important summary of Torricelli’s theories,” including reprints of his important letters on the barometer. Torricelli (1608-47) was Galileo’s pupil and secretary, succeeding him as professor of mathematics at Florence. Calling himself “a Galileist by profession and sect,” Torricelli was the first in Rome to make a careful study of Galileo’s Dialogo. The extensive preface reprints the two letters to Michelangelo Ricci in which Torricelli discusses atmospheric pressure and reports on the 1643 research that led to the invention of the barometer. “His experiments provide the first strong refutation of the generally held view of the impossibility of a vacuum” (Parkinson, Breakthroughs. See further for a more detailed account of the barometric experiments). “From the point of view of physics, the lectures on the force and impact and on wind are of particular interest. In the former he said that he was reporting ideas expressed by Galileo in their informal conversations, and there is no lack of original observations…” (DSB XIII.438-39). “Chapter 7 on the movement of winds is a pioneer contribution in the field of meteorology explaining in detail their origin in atmospheric changes and refuting the contemporary theory that they issued from the earth” (Roberts and Trent p. 322). Lessons two through four treat percussion, one of Galileo’s favourite problems. Other lessons are devoted to mathematics, military architecture, etc. Tommasso Bonaventuri (d. 1731) includes a biography of Torricelli in the prefatory material. The attractive portrait of the 40-year-old Torricelli, which was engraved after Anichini’s 1647 portrait, is decorated by a cartouche displaying a clever anagram of Evangelista Torricellius: “En virescit Galilaeus alter.”* Cinti169; Norman 2088; Dibner 149; Roberts and Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 322; Riccardi II.544; Sparrow 190.. Large 4to., 49, (1) pp., (1) f., 96 ff., with 1 engraved author portrait signed Pietro Anichini, with 3 woodcut illustrations in the text. “Imprimatur” leaf misbound following preliminaries. Bound in contemporary cartonnage, laid down. Scattered waterstaining, upper corners of later leaves worn; nonetheless, generally very good, with portrait very fresh.

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        A Second Tale of a Tub: or, The History of Robert Powel the Puppet-Show-Man

      London: Printed for J. Roberts 1715. London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1715.. First edition.. Spine rebacked; red leather label chipped with some loss; edges a little rubbed; very good copy.. Not in Teerink. 8vo, contemporary Cambridge style calf, red leather label, gilt lettering. Engraved frontis; imprimatur leaf. ¦ An attack on the controversial English statesman Robert Harley, for whom Swift had worked, by the diplomat and pro-Whig pamphleteer Burnet and his sometimes partner George Duckett, friend of Addison and commissioner of excise. Burnet and Duckett also collaborated on two weeklies, Pasquin and The Grumbler, and a pamphlet critical of Pope's Homer, The Homerides (1716), which earned them a place in the Dunciad Variorum. Here they tell the story of manipulative, greedy puppeteer, descended from a Roman henchman which is obviously based on Harley, who had just been sent to the Tower. Though not traditionally considered prose fiction, A Second Tale of a Tub is an early example of collaborative fiction.

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        A Second Tale Of A Tub

      London, UK: J. Roberts, 1715 Book. Fair-. Hardcover. Presume 1st. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seems to match all specifics for First Edition regarding the body of the text. Price given on title page as 3s 6d., book does not have illustrated frontispiece in place. After first 2 endsheets, the Imprimatur is verso 3rd sheet, facing title page. Date 1715 appears on title page w/ imprimatur 1714. Suspect restoration occurred with replacement of endsheets and perhaps boards, (I surmise that spine is original) many years ago. 219 pages (including first 6 on which no roman numerals appear) followed by 5 non-paginated. Pages numbered in roman numerals thru 43, 44 thru 219 in standard English characters. Collated in octavo manner (with unsigned pages at front), size measures 7 1/2 x 4 7/8". A few notes from the books previous owner/collector, "Old calf, cut marbled edge. satire of Robert Hartley, first Earl of Oxford M_____ Favorite Of Queen Anne. Many demands for the at time it came out in D & P catalog. Probably First Edition, Harley did not fall until death of Queen Anne. 1962." Details regarding the books condition as follows. The text has been nicely protected by the boards, while it has some age darkening and the ripple that seems typical of the era, it is heavy and attractive, I see no dog ear or notable chip, supple I might say. Sheets at the extremes do have more darkening and so forth. The first pastedown has 3 lightly penciled notes from the books previous owner, I will not try to erase. First endsheet has exquisite, very old penned note re the book, signed Cornelius Paine. 4 small penned notes appear on title page, ie authors actual name, initials M.H. in top margin, etc. As mentioned above, the endsheets look just a bit too new to be original and the boards have the look of having been rehinged at the spine. Front board nearly cracked thru, close to detatched. Back board less so but surely coming detached as well. Leather spine labeled "History of Robert Powel" with gilt illustrations has surface chipping of one half inch at head and foot, believe it to be original. The edges of this label (Powel's name) is chipping away. Leather boards have fine line of gilt trim at edges. Age appropriate wear, tip abrasion. Now stored as close to airtight as possible in acid free clear glassine sleeve. Photograph will follow shortly. We will provide delivery confirmation and insurance, where possible, at our expense..

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        Virginia, Marylandia et Carolina in America Septentrionali Britannorum industria excultae repraesentatae

      Nuremberg: [circa 1715]. Copper-engraved map, full period hand-colouring. 19 3/4 x 23 1/4 inches. A highly decorative and historically important map of Virginia, the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic. This very attractive map was devised as a propaganda tool, to showcase Virginia as a land of plenty to prospective German immigrants. Homann first printed this map in 1714, including it in his Atlas Novus. That year, Alexander Spotswood, the Lt. Governor of Virginia, founded Germanna, a colony for German immigrants on the banks of the Rapidan River, identified on the map as "Germantown / Teutsche Statt". English settlers had proven reticent to migrate to the colony's interior, leaving it vulnerable to French and native encroachment. Spotswood hoped that a wave of German immigration would act as a protective bulwark for Virginia, while also making him a fortune from related property speculation. While Virginia is geographically given the place of honour in the centre of the map, the art of persuasion is principally conveyed by the large title cartouche occupying the lower right of the map. Surrounding an open scallop shell, the iconography of Utopia is presented with blazing intensity. Natives, shown as "noble savages", in the manner of Theodore De Bry, offer their wares. Well- attired Europeans are shown enjoying a realm bursting with gold, kegs of libations, fish, produce and exotic animals. An opportunity to experience such a paradise must have appealed to Homann's intended audience. Importantly, while Virginia is the focus, the map embraces a vast portion of the eastern seaboard, from South Carolina to Connecticut, and is geographically quite conservative, save for the appearance of part of an impossibly large and misplaced Lake Erie in the upper left corner, and the imaginary lake "Apalache Lacus" in the lower left. One of the most celebrated cartographers of his day, Johann Baptist Homann established the most successful German publishing house of the eighteenth century. His prolific business, which was inherited by his family after his death, dominated Germany's map market for over a century, and produced some of the finest maps and atlases of the age. He established himself in Nuremberg, and by 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After Homann's death, the business was taken over by his son, Johann Christoph. From 1730, the firm was entrusted to a committee of family members, the Homann Heirs, who published maps and atlases for the next two generations, maintaining the high standards set by Johann Baptist. Cumming The Southeast in Early Maps 156; Morrison On the Map 27; Degrees of Latitude 17

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        The History Of the Most Remarkable Tryals in Great Britain and Ireland, in Capital Cases, viz, Heresy . . . Incest, Poisoning, Adultery, Rapes, Sodomy, Witchcraft, Pyracy . . . by the unusual Methods of Ordeal, Combat, and Attainder [etc.]. Two Volumes

      Printed for A. Bell in Cornhill; J. Pemberton [etc.] London 1715-16 - Modern cloth, gilt, light browning, else a very good set First edition of the first English work to collect both important trials of state and sensational criminal cases, with the emphasis upon the mode of proof; some three dozen trials in all, including those of Anne Bolyn, Lord Audley and Captain Kidd [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Observationes In Tripartitum Opus Juris Consuetudinarii Inclyti

      1715. [Manuscript]. [Kingdom of Hungary]. Observationes In Tripartitum Opus Juris Consuetudinarii Inclyti Regum Hungariae per Commissionem Systematicam in Arlo 24. 1715 Fundatum hoc 1717 Anno Posony Celebratum, Elaborate. [Arlo, Hungary, 1715-1717, 1726]. [101, 9 blank, 32 pp.] Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary paneled calf, ties lacking. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine and corners, rear hinge partially cracked, two leaves at rear of text detached, occasional worming to margins with no loss to text, contemporary armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Some toning to interior, text in neat secretarial hand. The second group of notes, 32 pp., are dated 1726. * Two sets of student notes on the Tripartitum. Compiled in 1514 by Istvan Werboczy [c.1465-1541], a Hungarian jurist and statesman, this collection of early customary laws, though never incorporated formally, was regarded as the second pillar of the Hungarian constitution. It was a de facto law-book of Hungary until 1848. According to the doctrine of the Holy Crown, which appeared in the Tripartitum, the king and the legally equal noblemen formulated the "corpse of the Holy Crown," which symbolized the Hungarian state. This manuscript is one such effort, in the early eighteenth century, to coordinate the Tripartitum with Hungary's constitutional statutes.

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        ILIAD OF HOMER. Translated by Mr. Pope

      1715. POPE, Alexander. THE ILIAD OF HOMER. Translated by Mr. Pope. London: W. Boyer for Bernard Lintott, 1715[-1720]. First folio edition. Six volumes bound as three in contemporary full speckled calf, with gilt spines, gilt frames on sides, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Mexborough on front pastedown in each volume. 11 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. Collated against Rothschild 1573, this copy is nearly complete, lacking only the half-title and final blank in Volume 1. Otherwise all text and engraved plates and maps are present, though the preliminary matter in Volume 1 is bound in a different order and the plate placement throughout differs slightly. Additionally, there are no cancels and Ss is signed in Volume 5. Text leaves are clean but for occasional spotting and/or light toning. Bindings show a bit of wear and rubbing, but are attractive. A handsome set:

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        Historia Hrolfi Krakii inter potentissimos in ethnicismo Daniæ reges celeberrimi; ab avo ejus Halfdano II & patre Helgio, hujusq; fratre Hroare, secundum monumentorum Islandicorum manuductionem deducta, & a fabulis, in qvantum fieri potuit, vindicata; cumq; aliis historicis, inprimis Saxone Grammatico, diligenter collata, & magnam partem conciliata.

      Cum indice rerum memorabilium. Köpenhamn, H. C. Paulli, 1715. 8:o. (48),179,(13) s. Häftad i samtida ganska hårt nött marmorerat pappomslag. Oskuren. Delvis lager- och småfläckig och några få blad med en svag fuktrand nedtill. Med H. Russworms och G. Kiesewetters bokhandlarsignaturer och S. L. Gahm Perssons namnteckning daterad i Uppsala 1746 och Thore Virgins namnteckning daterad den 9 februari 1938 samt stpl från Bibliotheca Qvarnforsiana.. Bibliotheca danica III:35 och Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 2575 för första upplagan som utkom 1705. Fiske Icelandic collection s. 605 som menar att detta bara är en titelupplaga. Med en hyllningsvers undertecknad Thorlefus Haltorius. Warmholtz skriver: "rätta författaren, säger Torfæus, i sit företal, vara en magister Gualterus, hvilkens arbete han på sit sätt öfversat; och bragt i detta skick." Arbetet rör den danska sagokungen "Rolf Krake", omnämnd i bl.a. "Beowulf". Exemplaret har uppenbarligen förvärvats av den kände samlaren Sigfrid Lorentz Gahm Persson (1725-94) under dennes studietid i Uppsala. Han blev sedan kammarskrivare vid Krigskollegiet och beskrivs av Carlander som "historisk samlare". Han använde all sin lediga tid till att samvetsgrant avskriva historiska och biografiska urkunder i arkiven, inte minst om hemtrakterna i Småland. Hans fina bibliotek såldes efter hans död 1794 under hand av änkan enligt tryckt katalog. Virgin köpte boken från Thulin & Ohlson i Göteborg

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        Dissertatio historica de bovilla peste, ex campaniae finibus anno MDCCXIII latio importata de que praesidiis per sanctissimum patrem Clementem XI (...) / De noxiis paludum effluviis, eorumque remediis

      Rome: J.M. Salvoni, 1715 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Sammelband of two important works by Lancisi. I.: Dissertatio historica de bovilla peste, ex campaniae finibus anno MDCCXIII latio importata de que praesidiis per sanctissimum patrem Clementem XI (...). Rome: J.M. Salvoni, 1715. 4to (227x173 mm), [12], 260 pp., title printed in red and black and with engraved vignette, dampstaining, heavier to first leaves; II.: [Idem] De noxiis paludum effluviis, eorumque remediis. Rome: J.M. Salvioni, 1717, xxxii, 479, [1 errata] pp., title printed in red and black and with large engraved vignette, half-title, lacking folded map; waterstaining to first and last leaves; two works bound in one, contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked and repaired. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, inkstamps to titles. ---- I: NLM/Blake, p. 254; Wellcome III, p. 441. Hirsch III, p. 594-595. - FIRST EDITION of this rare work on the cattle plague and an epidemic among horses that struck Rome in 1712. ---- II: Garrison-Morton 5232. Heirs of Hippocrates 447; NLM/Blake, p. 254; Osler 3151; Wellcome III, p. 441. - FIRST EDITION. "Lancisi suggested that since malaria disappears after drainage it was due to some sort of poison emanating from marshes and possibly transmitted by mosquitoes. He planned a drainage scheme for marshy regions" 1715, 1717.

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        Praeludia botanica ad publicas plantarum exoticarum demonstrationes dicta in Horto Medico, cum demonstrationes exoticarum 3 Octobris 1701, & 29 Maji 1702. ex auctoritate Nobilissimorum & Amplissimorum D. Consulum auspicatur. His accudent plantarum exoticarum, in praeludiis botanicis recensitarum, icones & descriptiones

      Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), J. du Vivie, 1715. 4to (25.1 x 20.2 cm), 4 ll., 86 pp., with 33 engravings pasted on folded leaves (one double-sized). Rebacked contemporary half goatskin with original speckled boards and original hand-stamped flyleaves.* A very rare, important and well illustrated book on exotic plants from - mainly - the Cape Province, most of which had not been described or illustrated before. Written by the professional botanist Caspar Commelin (1668-1731). Most of the species figured are succulents & cacti. For the first time the Geranium Africanum is figured, now being perhaps the most popular cultivated plant in numerous varieties. The first edition of 1703 is quite rare. But this 1715 edition may be even rarer. It is possible that this actually is a 1703 edition "updated" by the (new) publisher with a new title page alone, as often done in the 18th century. A slightly different paper for the title page supports this theory. Several of the plates have been cleaned and some rather vague waterstaining in the bottom part of the text. New spine, some expert repairs to boards. The plates were pasted on folding leaves according to the publisher's instructions on p. [86]. The sometimes missing unsigned gathering between pp. 64 and 67 is present. ADDED in the same volume is J. Schreber, Plantarum verticillatatum unilabiatarum genera et species. Lipsiae, S. Crusius, 1774. 5 ll., LXXV pp., and one large folding engraving. Identical to the 1773 edition. Both publications are rare. For the latter see Pritzel, 8399, 8400; Stafleu and Cowan, 11.131A, for the Commelin see Nissen BBI, 388; Pritzel, 1837; Stafleu and Cowan, 1185.

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        THE HISTORY OF MANY MEMORABLE THINGS LOST, WHICH WERE IN USE AMONG THE ANCIENTS

      London, printed for John Nicholson in Little-Britain, and sold by John Morphew near Stationers-hall, 1715.. And An Account of many excellent Things found, now in Use among the Moderns, both Natural and Artificial. Written originally in Latin, by GUIDO PANCIROLLUS; And now done into English, and illustrated with a new commentary of choice remarks, pleasant relations, and useful discourses, from Salmuth’s large annotations; with several additions throughout. In two volumes. ... To this English edition is added, first, a supplement to the chapter of printing, shewing the time of its beginning, and the first book printed in each city before the year 1500. Secondly, what the moderns have found, the ancients never knew: extracted from Dr. Sprat’s (late Bishop of Rochester) history of the Royal-Society, the writings of the honourable Mr. Boyle, the Royal-Academy at Paris, &c. Thirdly, an index to the whole. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 1715, two volumes bound as one, 12mo, approximately 165 x 100, 6½ x 4 inches, small woodcut at end of Preface, a few historiated initials and tailpieces, pages: [14], 242, [6], 265-452, [12], plus 16 pages of adverts, same collation as copy in ESTC: T152802, with jump in pagination between voumes, bound in full calf, original contemporary covers with new spine, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers, edges red. Bookplate to first pastedown (Hon Simon Butler), corners slightly worn, with board just showing, small hole to 1 page, just affecting 2 letters, no loss of meaning, neat old ink note to top of title page, not affecting text, neat old ink note to top of first endpaper, pale offset from tailpiece to first page of Index, endpapers age-browned, occasional pale age-browning and fox spot, but mostly a clean copy. Short chapters and commentaries on many subjects from Precious Stones to Caviare. The Honourable Simon Butler, born in Dublin in 1757, was the first president of the Society of United Irishmen, and a distinguished lawyer. When he had to flee to Scotland because of his political activities, he directed the Society from there. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        NOUVEAU VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE. Où l'on décrit en particulier l'Isthme de l'Amerique, plusieurs Cötes & Isles des Indes Occidentales, les Isles du Cap Verd, le passage par la Terre del fuego. VOYAGE AUX TERRES AUSTRALES

      Jean Baptiste Machuel 1715 - Rouen, Jean Baptiste Machuel, 1715. 5 tomos de 16,5 cm: (I) NOUVEAU VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE [14], 408 pág., 6 grabados y 3 mapas desplegables. (II) SUITE DU VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE avec un Traité des Vents qui régnent dans toute la Zone Torride. [6], 396p. Ilustrado con un frontis y 6 lám. grabadas. (III) SUPLEMENT DU VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE contenant una Description d'Achin, ville de Sumatra, du Royaume de Tonquin & autres Places des Indes. [8], 393 pág., 5 h. de índices (sign. [ ]2, e2, A-Q12, R10). Ilustr. con 6 lám. grabadas y 2 mapas plegados, fuera del texto. Biblioteca Nacional de Francia BNF 30297336. (IV) VOYAGE AUX TERRES AUSTRALES, A LA NOUVELLE HOLLANDE, &c. FAIT EN 1699. Où l'on trouve la Description des Isles Canaries, des Isles de Mayo & de S. Iago, de la Baye de Tous les Saints. 20, 381 pág. Ilustr. con 13 lám. grabadas y 3 mapas plegado. (V) VOYAGE AUX TERRES AUSTRALES, A LA NOUVELLE HOLLANDE. [4], 363 pág., 13. Ilustr. con 15 lám. grabadas y 3 mapas plegados. Todos los vol. con portada a dos tintas con marca tipográfica, viñetas y capitulares xilográficas. Cinco tomos enc. en piel, tejuelo, nervios. Esta edición ofrece la compilación de su obra (el Viaje alrededor del mundo, con el suplemento, el Viaje a Australia, el Discurso sobre los vientos.) pero, además, incluye otras obras de interés. Así, en el volumen V encontramos el viaje de Dampier al que se añaden: 1) el viaje del capitán Wood a través el estrecho de Magallanes; 2) el diario de la expedición del capitán Sharp; 3) el viaje alrededor del mundo del capitán Cowley; 4) el viaje por levante de Mr. Robert. La obra se complementa con magníficos grabados que contienen mapas, vistas de ciudades, tipos, flora y fauna de los lugares visitados. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Unity - The Greatest Security and Preservation of Religion and Government - A Sermon Preached at St. Mary Le Bone, Middlesex, September 10, 1714

      London: John Wyat and Robert Knaplock and John Harding, 1715. 24pp. Full contemporary morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title to second and third panels, with author to fourth, remaining panels with small sunburst tool, covers with gilt double panel design, fleuron corner pieces, with volute pyramid tool to the middle of each side, inner and outer panels joined by mitre, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g., with attractive gilt endpapers, differing slightly. Externally rubbed, with a few small flaws, corners rubbed and bumped, gilt to spine indistinct. Internally an old ink inscription to ffep, the date on the title has been converted from '10' to '26', browned and foxed throughout. Rare, with the Estc showing only two locations worldwide (BL and Delaware), Estc T330. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. 8vo.

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        THE ILIAD OF HOMER [with:] THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER

      London: Printed by W. Bowyer for Bernard Lintott, 1715 - 1720 [and] Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1725 - 1726.. First work in six volumes, second work in five volumes. Quarto. Uniform contemporary calf, with gilt corner ornaments, recently rebacked to style in medium brown calf, raised bands, gilt labels, and with some refurbishing of corners. Frontispiece portrait in first volume of each work, engraved title vignette in second, folding map and folding view of the Siege of Troy, engraved head and tail pieces, decorated initials (but wanting the Shield of Achilles plate from volume V of the first work). Moderate foxing, tanning and offsetting in first four volumes of first work (as often), first volume lacks the half- title, clean marginal tear to one binder's blank; the second work, apart from some occasional marginal dusting, is generally crisp and fresh. A good, sound uniform set, with the bookplate in each volume of Sir John C. Hobhouse. First editions. Poet-radical John Cam Hobhouse's set of the quarto Subscribers' printings of Pope's monumental translations of Homer, amplified by his notes and observations. The subscribers list for the first work lists 575 subscribers, including Addison, Congreve, Newton, Steele and others; that for the second 610 (including those in the supplementary list appended to the final volume). The earlier owner, John Cam Hobhouse (1786 - 1869), was Lord Byron's close friend, literary confidante and executor. For the ODYSSEY, Pope was assisted by Elijah Fenton and William Broome, and pencil notes in the texts identify the responsible party for the specific Books and Notes. That those pencil annotations and incidental others in pencil in the same hand scattered elsewhere are Hobhouse's seems probable, as a pencil note in a quite similar (or same) hand appears at the conclusion of the Postscript to the final volume ("14 Dec. 1843 J.H."), suggesting either the date of his acquisition of the set, or more likely, his completion of reading. Editions in folio (large and small) to benefit the publisher followed the appearance of each new volume in a timely fashion, the proceeds from Subscriber's quarto edition having been Pope's exclusively. Editions in 12mo appeared after the completion of the first work to meet further demand in light of an Amsterdam piracy. While Pope's treatment of Homer's texts was not without its contemporary critics, it is now generally regarded as constituting one of the great poetic achievements of its age, Johnson describing it as "the noblest version [i.e. translation] of poetry which the world has ever seen." Laid in is a one page a.n.s., undated, to Hobhouse, endeavoring to arrange a meeting, signatory illegible. Extra shipping charges apply. GRIFFITH 39,47,75,93,112 & 116; 151, 155, 159, 166, and 170

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        Die Tugend-Schule der Christen Worinnen ein jeder Mensch aufferbaulich unterwiesen wird, wie er pflichtmössig sein Leben anstellen sollw. Auß dem Frantzösischen ins Teutsche übersetzet

      Prag, Wickhart 1715. 29 cm. 4 Teile in 1 Band. 30, 239, (1 w.); (14), 220; (16), 240; (8), 279, (1 w.) Seiten Schweinslederband der Zeit mit reicher Blindprägung - Benedikt Nr. 38 - Bircher B 1249 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Graf Franz Anton von Sporck (1662 - 1738), Statthalter in Böhmen, ließ dieses Werk als Privatdruck in Prag herstellen. "Die von ihm zur "Wiederauferbauung des so sehr zerfallenen Christenthums" herausgegebenen Bücher wurden in wiederholten Auflagen zu einigen tausend Stücken "ohne Entgeld, sauber gebunden, an Hohe und Niedrige, Reiche und Arme, Gelehrte und Ungelehrte, in nahe und weit entlegene Länder" ausgeteilt ... Die Tugendschule war eines der Lieblingsbücher Sporcks" (Benedikt S. 165 und 421). Großzügiger Einbandentwurf, selbst für einen Barockmäzen vom Range Sporcks ungewöhnlich. Die Deckelbordüren sind mit Ranken und Figuren (seitl. Tugenden: Justitia und Veritas) versehen. Die Plattenstempel mit dem Wappen Sporcks. Einband leicht fleckig, im Deckel einige kleine Wurmgänge, letzte Blatt im Rand fleckig und Wurmlöch, das Porträt Sporcks in Kopie. -

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        Original Watercolour Painting of a Prince of Wales Own 10th Royal Hussar on Horseback (Untitled)

      [no date]. () Very good. No date. 6.5" X 8.5" Original Watercolour (16.5 X 21.5 cm). With blue matting in a 12.25" X 15" (31 X 38 CM) thin copper brushed wooden frame. A beautifully detailed and richly coloured painting in fine condition, signed by the artist on the bottom right corner. The frame is somewhat worn with some light chipping. The painting depicts a sharp and clean image of a man on horse back (in regimental dress) turning his head backward to glance at the ladies on horse back who have just rode past him. The countryside behind him is soft with rolling hills and light clouds. A beautiful image. The dress of the man signifies that of the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) which was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1715 to 1969..

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        The Prince's Cabala: Or Mysteries of State

      London : R Smith and G Strahan at the Royal Exchange, F Brown without Temple Bar, F Graves next White's Chocolate House in St James's Street; and Sold by R Burleigh in Amen Corner , 1715 A very good copy of this scarce work in contemporary full leather binding with raised bands, gilt compartments and title label to spine. All page edges marbled. With bookplate of the collector and book seller Arnold Muirhead, and plate of the Rolle Family of Devon on the front pastedown. There is an ink dedication on the fep. With title page in red and black inks; more detailed overview title page; dedication to George, Prince of Wales - 5 pp; Preface 5pp;Table of contents 11 pp; and seven sections - all bar the first with separate title pages. Sections as follows: Table Talk of James I & C collected by Sir Thomas Overbury pp1-42; Religio Regis - title page dated 1715 pp 45-80; Advice of the Lord Verulam ...to King James I - title page dated 1715 pp 83-96; A Memorial presented to Queen Elizabeth ..written by William Cecil - title page dated 1714 pp 99-111; The State of a Secretaries Place and the Dangers Incident to it - by Robert Cecil - title page dated 1714, pp 115-120; Isocrates and his advice to Demonicus - title page dated 1715, pp 123-163; Isocrates's Discourse to a Prince on Kingly Government, title page dated 1715, pp 168-197. Finis. With decorative head and tailpieces and decorative initial capitals. The binding and contents are in very good condition.The binding has a little wear to corners and edges and a couple of faint scuff marks on the front board. Internally there is light browning towards page edges and the odd brown spot. A very good copy.

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        Nouveau voyage autour du Monde

      Rouen,: Robert Machuel le jeune & Eustache Herault, 1715.. Five volumes, duodecimo, with a total of 34 engraved maps, coastal profiles and harbour plans (12 folding) and 32 plates (13 folding) including engraved title pages and frontispiece for volume I-III; two of the title-pages a little chipped at one corner; contemporary French mottled calf, banded spines richly gilt, crimson morocco labels, from the Villeneuve library with engraved bookplates to all volumes. Rare: an attractive set of the first collected edition of Dampier in any language to include the related accounts of Cowley, Sharp and Wood. Most of the maps, coastal profiles, and natural history plates are accurate copies of the English originals, but this edition is notable for the addition of a small series of newly engraved views (perhaps based on the Dutch edition Nieuwe reystogt rondom de werreld, published between 1698 and 1704).Dampier's 'style is clear and simple, making his writings almost classical. A precursor of the Enlightenment, he was not interested in marvels, but in examination and description of natural phenomena. Through his writings, Dampier made known the profitable possibilities in the Pacific' (Hill, describing the collected English edition). It is interesting that it was not until 1729, some fourteen years after the present edition, that the London publishers Knapton prepared their famous four-volume edition of the collected Dampier, which also included the accounts of Cowley, Sharp and Wood.Borba de Moraes noted that part of the edition was printed by Robert Machuel and part by Eustache Herault.Borba de Moraes, I, pp. 205-206; Leclerc, 416; Sabin, 18383.

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        A Correct Chart of the Carribee Islands

      London., 1715-50. Size: 525 x 430 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Depicted with north to the right, extending from Puerto Rico to Venezuela, title cartouche at top centre. The map has a compass at sea, rhumb lines, anchorages and depth soundings. It was published in The English Pilot for Mount and Page, in John Seller's fourth book, covering American waters. The atlas was produced and published to counter the prevailing dominance and output of maritime material by the Dutch. Seller began his atlas in the 1670s, and it proved so popular that it ran to over 30 editions, the later ones produced some 100 years later. As a result many charts were re-engraved, or replaced entirely by more accurate examples.

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        TO THE HONOURABLE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF GREAT BRITAIN, IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED. THE HUMBLE PETITION OF WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, JOHN EVANS, JOHN NORBOURNE, DANIEL HALL, BENJAMIN DEVENISH, SAMUEL BALL, AND ALBION THOMPSON...[caption title]

      [London? ca. 1715].. [1]p. plus printed docket title on verso. Small folio. Antique-style three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Ornamental upper border. Minor foxing. Very good. A rare and early petition relating to British settlement in the eastern part of present-day Maine. The authors refer to petitioning "his Majesty in Council, on the 6th Day of December last, for having a Colony settled between New England and Nova Scotia" with "over one thousand disbanded men" and to be funded with the proceeds of a proposed coinage operation. The only copy of this document listed by OCLC and ESTC is at the New-York Historical Society, which estimates merely that the document was printed during the 1700s. The historical context, the text cited above, and discovery of this broadsheet among similar petitions dating almost exclusively to 1714 and 1715, however, make 1715 an extremely likely date of printing. In the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) the French ceded the land east of the Kennebec River (presumably the area in question here) to the British; this event and the reference to "disbanded soldiers" suggest that the War of the Spanish Succession had recently ended, which it finally did in 1714. George I succeeded Queen Anne in late 1714, meaning that the petitioning of "December last" could not have been earlier than that year. With the new monarchy and a major upheaval in the House of Commons following the general election of 1715, petitionary literature distributed in the lobby of Parliament surged, with this document almost certainly among the examples from that year. The petitioners, evidently officers who had served in the recent war, call attention to the fact that the lands they hope to settle "were formally survey'd, and given by King Charles the Second, to the Duke of York," and that the area has been confirmed as rich for farming. They ask that Parliament allow them to present their formal proposals for the settlement or, "if not thought proper to have a Colony settled in that part of North-America," at least still to grant them a contract to coin 1,000 tons worth of half-pence and farthings. A very important Maine document, one of only two surviving copies.

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        Jo. Christophori Wolfii ... Bibliotheca Hebræa, Sive Notitia Tvm Avctorvm Hebr. Cvjvscvnqve Ætatis, Tvm Scriptorvm, Qvæ Vel Hebraice Primvm Exarata Vel Ab Aliis Conversa Svnt, Ad Nostram Ætatem Dedvcta : (Volume 1 of 4)

      Hamburgi ; Lipsiæ : Impensis Christiani Liebezeit [1715-1733], 1715. 1st Edition. Subject: Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni, 1463-1494. Hebrew literature - Bibliography. Jews - Bio-bibliography. Cabala. Subtitle: v.1. Accedit in calce Jacobi Gaffarelli index condicum Cabbalistic. Title pages in red and black. ; publisher's device. Referenced by: BM, 1966 v. 260, col. 123. Very good copy in the original full, elaborately blind tooled and bordered vellum. Re-backed with the original spine re-laid; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; scans and additional bibliographical detail on request.

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        The ILIAD Of HOMER. Translated by Mr. Pope

      London:: Printed by W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott,. 1715 - 1720.. Folio. 11-1/2" x 7-3/4". All volumes are 1st Folio edition (Griffith 42, 50, 78, 96, 115, 119). 6 volumes.. Period full paneled calf bindings, with spine labels to vols 1, 5 & 6 only. PO gilt stamped name [I Phelipps Y] to front boards.. Label to vol. 6 chipped. Some wear to spines, and joints tender. though bindings overall sound & quite appealing. Minor worming to. margins of vols. 1, 3, 5 & 6. Some gatherings a little browned, as. often found. Short tear to Vol II ffep. Period pos to front eps.. Withal, a Very Good set.. Pope, one of the leading literary figures of early 18th C England, enjoyed social success as well, and could count among his friends such great literary figures as Swift, Gay, and Congreve and 'saw much aristocratic society.' Of his character, the D.N.B. comments 'there is, in fact, no more difficult subject for biography, especially in a compressed form.... The truest statement seems to be that he was at bottom, as he represents himself in the epistle to Arbuthnot, a man of really fine nature, affectionate, generous, and independent; unfortunately, the better nature was perverted by the morbid vanity and excessive irritability which led him into his multitudinous subterfuges.' It has been commented that Pope could Ôhardly drink tea without a stratagem.Õ His devotion to literature was unremitting, 'he might have rivalled Chaucer in one century, and Wordsworth in another. As it was, his poetry is the essence of the first half of the eighteenth century.' & & "Idolatry of classical models was an essential part of the religion of men of letters of the day. Many of them, however, could not read Greek, and the old translations of Chapman, Ogilby, and Hobbes were old-fashioned or feeble in style. Many translations from the classics had been executed by Dryden and his school. But a Homer in modern English was still wanting. Pope's rising fame and his familiarity with the literary and social leaders made him the man for the opportunity. However, the translation must be considered not as a publisher's speculation, but as a kind of national commission given by the elegant society of the time to their representative poet. The first volume, including the first four books of the 'Iliad,' was issued in June 1715. The next three volumes appeared in 1716, 1717, and 1718, the last volume of the 'Iliad,' delayed by ill-health, family troubles, and the preparation of various indexes, appeared in May 1720." . Illustrated with plates & maps.

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        Fortitudo leonina in utraque fortuna Maximiliani Emmanuelis

      München, Hauser für Maria Susanna Jaecklin 1715.. Mit gest. Frontispiz von Spätt nach Asam, 13 gest. Portraits von Wolffgang nach Asam, doppelblattgr. gest. Ansicht nach Asam, 40 runden emblematischen Textkupfern, 25 halbseit. Textkupfern nach Remshart und 2 gest. Stammtafeln von G. Bodenehr. 15 Bll., 232, 124 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und 2 Rückenschildern. Gr.-Folio. 43 x 30 cm. Maillinger 834; Pfister 685; Lipperheide Da 32; Landwehr V, 194; Pfister I, 685; vgl. Faber du Faur 1853 (Parallelausg. bei Gastl). - Prachtvolle Festschrift anlässlich der Wiedereinsetzung Max Emanuels 1714, eines der schönsten Bücher des Münchener Barock. Verfasst von den Jesuiten der oberdeutschen Ordensprovinz. Die prachtvolle doppelblattgroße Kupfertafel zeigt die Westfassade der Münchner Residenz mit dem nicht ausgeführten Reiterstandbild des Kurfürsten, daneben eine Tafel mit Ansichten der Kollegien. Die halbseitigen Kupfer, eingefasst von reichem Zierwerk und Schriftbändern, zeigen meist Schlachten des Kurfürsten, Sternbilder, teilw. mit kleinen Ansichten von Belgrad, Buda, Ingolstadt, Venedig, Wien etc. - Landwehr nennt als einziger eine zusätzl. Tafel von Harrewyn, die in Vergleichsexemplaren nicht nachzuweisen ist. - Etwas bestoßen. Tls. im Fußsteg wasserrandig, S. 103/04 mit kl. Randausriss. Insgesamt sehr gutes und dekoratives Exemplar!

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        Principal Front of Kerhington Park in Oxfordshire

      A wonderfully detailed architectural engraving by Colin Campbell  from his breathtaking book Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect, Containing the Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular  Buildings Both Publick and Private in Great Britain... , which was published in London in 1715-1767. Overall this print measures 21.5"x18".Colin Campbell was a Scottish-born architect who published the single most influential work of architecture published in the Georgian era. As the title suggests, the work focuses upon the writings of the Roman architectural author, Vitruvius, and testifies to Campbell's outright rejection of the French influence upon British architecture, so prevalent during the reign of the late Stuart monarchs.  The book champions the classical purity of line which pervaded the work of the seventeenth-century English court architect, Inigo Jones and the sixteenth-century Italian architect, Andrea Palladio, both considered exemplars of the style by Campbell. However, the book also represents the rise of the nobility and professional designer as arbiters of fashion, a facet of British culture previously dominated by royalty.  The British countryside, as we know it today, was the creation of the Georgian period, and the result of the  pursuit of profit and pleasure.  The nobility now enjoyed new found wealth largely due to the Seven Years? War when the Crown had given land to loyal supporters.  This land was mainly concentrated in large estates and its owners either sat in the House of Commons or knew people who did.  Thus, the land enclosure acts, which allowed for the most modern methods of farming, were easily passed and as a result agriculture became a profitable enterprise.  For the first time the elite could afford to build grand homes for themselves and to receive members of the royal family.  While ?Capability? Brown supplied the design for magnificently landscaped gardens, Campbell?s Vitruvius Britannicus provided a marvelous template for the design of the house. The first part of this ambitious work was completed in 1725.  The latter parts were completed after Campbell's death by John Woolfe and James Gandon, noted architects who felt the importance of continuing Campbell's project."Arader Galleries intends to have the lowest prices on ABE, Alibris, Biblio, AE, and Artnet while maintaining the highest levels of quality in the business for every offering. To inquire or view the complete offering, please contact our curators at aradersf@sbcglobal.net or call our San Francisco gallery at (415) 788-5115."

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        Raccolta Di Varie Targhe Fatte Da Professori Primarii In Roma

      Rome: Giovanni Maria Salvioni, 1715.. Reprint. Vellum cover. Covers soiled. Some soiling to the fore-edge of the title page as well as some other light marks. The plates are in very good condition without dust jacket. Tightly bound. 280mm x 180mm (11" x 7"). Illustrated with 51 full page engravings. First published in 1711 - this could be the second edition. Text in Italian. A "catalogue" of Papal coats-of arms carved by Michelangelo, Bernini and Borromini amongst others and recorded by Juvarra. The bookplate of the Earl of Galloway is the verso of the title page.

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        Stories from the Metamorphoses. Illustrations by Walter Bachinski. [

      [Shanty Bay, Ontario:] Shanty Bay Press, 2013 One of sixty regular copies out of a total edition of seventy copies. Quarter tan calfskin over Japanese Gampi paper boards. . Folio (15" x 10 1/4."). Hand-set in Bembo and printed on 200 gsm Arches Cover. Title-page with photogravure vignette and pochoir lettering in red. Fifteen photogravures by Jon Goodman from drawings by Walter Bachinski, one to illustrate each of the fifteen selections from Ovid's work. Pochoir initial letters in red on a gray background, by Walter Bachinski. A fine copy in fawn-colored cloth slipcase. We have chosen familiar tales including the "Transformation of Daphne," the Story of Phaeton," and the stories of Pygmalion and Polyphemus. These archetypal myths have influenced literature, music and the visual arts for many centuries. The translation is the one compiled by Sir Samuel Garth in 1715, in which he used leading poets of the era such as John Dryden and Joseph Addison.

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        Observationes In Tripartitum Opus Juris Consuetudinarii Inclyti.

      1715 - [Manuscript]. [Kingdom of Hungary]. Observationes In Tripartitum Opus Juris Consuetudinarii Inclyti Regum Hungariae per Commissionem Systematicam in Arlo 24. 1715 Fundatum hoc 1717 Anno Posony Celebratum, Elaborate. [Arlo, Hungary, 1715-1717, 1726]. [101, 9 blank, 32 pp.] Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary paneled calf, ties lacking. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine and corners, rear hinge partially cracked, two leaves at rear of text detached, occasional worming to margins with no loss to text, contemporary armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Some toning to interior, text in neat secretarial hand. The second group of notes, 32 pp., are dated 1726. * Two sets of student notes on the Tripartitum. Compiled in 1514 by Istvan Werboczy [c.1465-1541], a Hungarian jurist and statesman, this collection of early customary laws, though never incorporated formally, was regarded as the second pillar of the Hungarian constitution. It was a de facto law-book of Hungary until 1848. According to the doctrine of the Holy Crown, which appeared in the Tripartitum, the king and the legally equal noblemen formulated the "corpse of the Holy Crown," which symbolized the Hungarian state. This manuscript is one such effort, in the early eighteenth century, to coordinate the Tripartitum with Hungary's constitutional statutes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nova delineatio totius orbis terrarum.

      Incisione in rame di mm 265x350, colorata a mano. Bella rappresentazione dei due emisferi attorniata dalle personificazioni allegoriche del giorno, della notte e dei quattro elementi. Buon esemplare, con ampi margini. Piccolo strappo al margine superiore; piega centrale rinforzata. Piccolo restauro al margine inferiore.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        Augusta Praetoria vern.e Aosta.

      Incisione in rame di mm 465x1160. Tratta da "Theatrum Sabaudiae", opera fortemente voluta da Carlo Emanuele III, e stampata originariamente nel 1682 ad Amsterdam, presso la tipografia Blaeu. Attorno al 1715 l'opera fu ristampata da Pierre Mortier. Si tratta di una raccolta di splendide immagini di dimore, santuari, luoghi di svago della famiglia sabauda e città del regno, che intende porsi come manifesto politico del duca di Savoia, per far conoscere alla comunità e alle corti europee il livello raggiunto dai suoi possedimenti. Bella veduta della città, con il fiume Dora e la campagna in primo piano e i monti sullo sfondo. In alto da sinistra cartiglio con titolo, stemma sabaudo, e stemma cittadino; in basso legenda con rimandi numerati. Ottimo esemplare, con ampi margini. Pieghe editoriali, rinforzo alla giuntura dei fogli.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        Terra laboris olim Campania felix

      Incisione in rame, colorato, 305x375. Bella carta geografica del territorio con le isole di Ponza, Ischia e le altre minori, con ricco cartiglio in alto a destra. Ottimo esemplare. Estratto da: GRAEVIUS JOANNES GEORGIUS. Thesaurus antiquitatum et historiarum Italiae.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        Historia Florentina nunc primum in lucem edita, notisque & auctoris vita illustrata ab Jo. Bapt. Recanato... -

      Venezia, Hertz, 1715.In-4. Solida legatura coeva in pergamena, titolo impr. in oro sul dorso. Antiporta con bel ritratto dell'autore, vignetta allegorica sul frontespizio, e grande genealogia ripiegata dei Bracciolini. (6), XLVI, (2 bianche), 384, (16) pp.; buon esemplare. La celebre cronaca di Firenze dal 1350 al 1445, qui nella prima edizione del testo originale latino, corretto e commentato dal veneziano G.B. Recanati (1687-1734). Brunet IV, 771. Coleti 68. Platneriana 138. Morazzoni, 251. Moreni I, 162.

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        Raccolta Di Varie Targhe Fatte Da Professori Primarii In Roma

      Covers soiled. Some soiling to the fore-edge of the title page as well as some other light marks. The plates are in very good condition without dust jacket. Tightly bound Reprint Vellum cover 280mm x 180mm (11" x 7"). Illustrated with 51 full page engravings. First published in 1711 - this could be the second edition. Text in Italian. A "catalogue" of Papal coats-of arms carved by Michelangelo, Bernini and Borromini amongst others and recorded by Juvarra. The bookplate of the Earl of Galloway is the verso of the title page.

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        Office de la Semaine Sainte, latin et François, à l'usage de Rome et de Paris ; avec l'explication des Cérémonies de l'Eglise, & quelques prières tirées de l'Ecriture, pour la Confession & la Communion, & sur les mystères que l'on célèbre durant ce saint temps.

      Chez Antoine Dezallier 1715 Office de la Semaine Sainte, latin et François, à l'usage de Rome et de Paris ; avec l'explication des Cérémonies de l'Eglise, & quelques prières tirées de l'Ecriture, pour la Confession & la Communion, & sur les mystères que l'on célèbre durant ce saint temps., Nouvelle édition, 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque plein veau rouge, dos à 5 nerfs orné de lys, armes royales sur plats, triple filet d'encadrement dorés sur plats, chasses et coupes ornées, Chez Antoine Dezallier, Paris, 1715, 2 ff. blancs, 4 ff. n. ch., xxxii-659 pp., 2 ff. n. ch., 2 ff. blancs Exemplaire aux armes royales. Etat satisfaisant (mouill., des ressauts, coupes et coins usés, accroc au dos en queue). Français

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