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        Memorie antiche di Rovereto e de' luoghi circonvicini, raccolte, e pubblicate da Girolamo Tartarotti Roveretano

      Venezia. Cargnoni. 1754 - Cm. 32x24; pp. XII, 204. Cartonato rustico coevo, titoli calligrafici al dorso. Splendido esemplae in carta azzurra. Margini assai ampi in barbe. Rarissimo in questa tiratura [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ichthyotheologie - oder: Vernunft- und Schriftmäßiger Versuch die Menschen aus Betrachtung der Fische zur Bewunderung, Ehrfurcht und Liebe ihres großen, liebreichen und allein weisen Schöpfers zu führen.

      Leipzig, Friedrich Lankischens Erben, 1754. 1. Aufl. Titel, 15 nn.Bl., 912 Seiten,16 nn.Bl., mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln (die einzelnen Abbildungen sind in manchen Exemplaren als einzelnen Tafeln eingebunden, hier auf einer Tafel, mit der zugehörigen Seitenangabe der einzelnen Abbildungen), 8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband Einband berieben, das freie Vorsatzblatt mit Abschnitt, Einband und Block (vor allem im letzten Drittel) mit einigen Wurmgängen, leicht fleckig, Wurmgänge im Kupfer mit Tixo überklebt, insgesamt dennoch ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Richter, Geistlicher in Rampitz an der Oder. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- INHALT: I.Buch: Vom Ursprung, Wesen, Namen, Arten und Eigenschaften der Fische. II.Buch: Von dem mannigfaltigen Gebrauche und Nutzen der Fsiche. 3.Buch: Von den göttlichen Absichten bey den Fsichen, von dem, was in der Bibel davongedacht wird, von Fischereirechten, Fischhandel und was da hinein schlägt. IV.Buch: Von fabelhaften, fremden und wunderbaren Fischen und andern Wassergeschöpfen; und wie aus allen Gott zu erkennen und die Pflichten der Menschen zu folgern sind. INHALT des zweeten oder besondern Theils: Umfangreiche Beschreibungen der einzelnen europäischen Fische: Stöhr, Welz, Hecht, Zander, Karpfe, Barbe, Bley, Schley, Aal, Neunauge, Forelle, Lachs, Rapen, Karauße, Giebel, Moräne, Häßling, Schmerl, Gründling, Peithker, Stichlinge, Stinte, Bütterlinge, Elritzen, Wetterfischlein, Aalmutter. Mit einem Ex Libris von Henry A. Sherwin.

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        CHIEH TZU YUAN HUA CHUAN: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN MANUAL OF PAINTING [1679-1701]. [J

      [China 1754]. Blue stitched wrs., 16 volumes, profuse color. & b.w. woodcut illustrations, ca. 16.3 x 25.5 cm., 10 vols.. stitched, 4 vols. not stitched, double folded leaves, very. clean bright set, title slip on vol. 1 only. R A R E 1. CHINA'S MOST FAMOUS CELEBRATED BOOK ON PAINTING TECHNIQUE China's most famous painting manual, JIE ZI YUAN HUA ZHUANG HUA NIAO PU: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN. * Compiled by Chen Yin-po. Artists: Wang An-chieh, Wang Mi-ts' ao & Wang Ssu-chih. This is the most important book on the art of Chinese painting. Originally published in 1679-1818, was basically a set of several numbered "books" within, each devoted to a different topic. This edition was nicely color woodblock printed with soft, delicate pastels. * The work begins with: Book of the Six Principles, standards and the rules of painting: The Six Canons, Six Essentials, Three Faults, Twelve Things to Avoid, Three Classes, divisions of schools &c., notes on the preparation of colors and materials. * Book of trees, leafs, foliage, rocks, brush strokes, painting mountain peaks, mountain landscapes. Human figures, animals, birds included in landscapes, houses and structures, city walls, towers, pagodas, bridges and waterfalls, drawings by square & rule, furniture and furnishings. * Book of bamboo, discussion of the fundamentals of bamboo and examples. * Book of plum, with a testimonial for. * Book of chrysanthemum, fundamentals of painting. * Book of grasses, insects & flowering plants, fundamentals of. Examples of insect paintings, grasses, herbaceous plants. * Book of feathers, fur & flowering plants. Essay upon the use of mineral blue, green, vermilion, deep vermilion, gold paste, cock yellow, white, rouge red, soot black, indigo, rattan yellow, umber, mixing colors and the use of ink, applying alum on silk and on colors. * This work is printed on double folded woodblock printed leaves, each stitched at the spine with silk thread. By and large all in very good condition. For a valuable account of this with much detail see: Mai-Mai Sze: THE TAO OF PAINTING: A Study of the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting, a translation of the Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan, or Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. This gives the exact contents of each book as well as color examples, bibliographic data &c. * It is quite difficult to find this work in its complete state, as most have been separated, many illustration extracted and framed separately. A major contribution to the study of Chinese painting, landscape, flower, rocks, figures and the inspiration for the Japanese to begin color woodblock printing for their Ukiyo-e period. This work has been used by students since 1679 as a lesson and guidebook on the art of Chinese brush painting and is still now in use some 300 years later. * Known as the most important classic on Chinese painting and China's single most valuable work on the subject. A MOST BEAUTIFUL WORK ! ** BIBLIOGRAPHY: K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE & CHINESE BOOKS. p.406-410 for more notes & details. * Y. Yonezawa et al.; JAPANESE PAINTING IN THE LITERATI STYLE, p.170-190. * Mai-Mai Sze: THE TAO OF PAINTING: A Study of the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting, a translation of the Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan, or Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. * S. Edgren: CHINESE RARE BOOKS IN AMERICAN COLLECTIONS p.118 no. 37. * J. Hillier: THE JAPANESE PICTURE BOOK: A Selection from the Ravicz Collection, p.17, plate 3. * RAWSON, Jessica. ed. et al.: THE BRITISH MUSEUM BOOK OF CHINESE ART.: page 124. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Querquedula &c [ Blue-winged Teal]

      London, 1754. Hand-coloured copper engraving on laid paper. Excellent condition. Sheet size: 12 3/4 x 18 inches. A fine image from Catesby's 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands', "the most famous colour-plate book of American plant and animal life...a fundamental and original work for the study of American species" (Hunt) Trained as a botanist, Catesby travelled to Virginia in 1712 and remained there for seven years, sending back to England collections of plants and seeds. With the encouragement of Sir Hans Sloane and others, Catesby returned to America in 1722 to seek materials for his 'Natural History'; he travelled extensively in Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas, sending back further specimens. His preface provides a lengthy account of the development of this work, including his decision to study with Joseph Goupy in order to learn to etch his plates himself to ensure accuracy and economy. A lovely and important work, embodying the most impressive record made during the colonial period of the natural history of an American colony. The most significant work of American natural history before Audubon's Birds of America . "The Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) is a small dabbling duck. The adult male has a greyish blue head with a white facial crescent, a light brown body with a white patch near the rear and a black tail. The adult female is mottled brown. Both sexes have a blue wing patch. In flight, they flap their wings especially rapidly. Their breeding habitat is marshes and ponds throughout north and central North America. The nest is a shallow depression on the ground lined with grass and down, usually surrounded by vegetation. They migrate in flocks to Central and South America. During migration, some birds may fly long distances over open ocean. They are occasional vagrants to Europe, where their yellow legs are a distinction from other small ducks like Common Teal and Garganey. DNA analysis of this species has revealed its genetic make up to be almost identical to that of the Cinnamon teal. These birds feed by dabbling in shallow water. They mainly eat plants; their diet may include molluscs and aquatic insects. The call of the male is a short whistle; the female's call is a soft quack." (Wikipedia) Cf. Anker 95; cf. Clark I:55; cf. Dunthorne 72; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 86; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.85; cf. Meisel III:340; cf. Nissen BBI 336, IVB 177; cf. Sabin 11509; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1057; cf. Wood p. 282; cf. Amy Meyers and Margaret Pritchard, Empire's Nature, Mark Catesby's New World Vision , Williamsburg, 1998.

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        A sett of anatomical tables . . .

      London, 1754. First Accurate Illustrations of the Fetus in Utero Smellie, William (1697-1763). A sett[!] of anatomical tables, with explanations, and an abridgement of the practice of midwifery, with a view to illustrate a treatise on that subject, and collection of cases. Folio. 22 leaves, unsigned and unpaginated. 39 engraved plates by Charles Grignion after drawings by Jan van Rymsdyk, Pieter Camper (1722?"89) and Smellie himself. London: [D. Wilson], printed in the year 1754. 547 x 362 mm. 18th century marbled boards, worn, rebacked and recornered in calf, free endpapers creased. Minor toning, spotting and offsetting, old repairs to free endpapers, a few insignificant marginal tears, but very good. Ownership inscription ?Wm. Bond the gift of Mr. Hales 1817? on front free endpaper. First Edition of Smellie?s magnificent obstetrical atlas, illustrated with life-size anatomical plates containing the first accurate anatomical illustrations of the fetus in utero. G-M 6154.1. In the preface to his Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery (1752), Smellie announced his original intention to ?insert in this Compendium, plates of the most useful instruments appertaining to the art of midwifery; but as large drawings could not be properly bound in a book of so small a size, I have resolved to publish them in folio, with that set of prints which I am now preparing, according to the proposals specified in the advertisement at the end of this volume.? This advertisement announced the imminent publication of ?twenty-six plates, of about 18 inches by 12,? engraved from the drawings made by Jan van Rymsdyk ?for the use of those who attend [Smellie?s obstetrical] lectures.? Two years later the Sett of Anatomical Tables was published with the number of plates increased to thirty-nine, eleven of which had been contributed by Pieter Camper, one of Smellie?s former pupils. The remaining two plates, nos. 37 and 39, are presumed to have been drawn by Smellie himself. The atlas was sold by subscription, unbound in sheets, for ?2. 6s?"a very high price for the time. Some sources state that the first edition consisted of only eighty to one hundred copies, but the edition was most probably larger than this. The life-size drawings Rymsdyk made for Smellie, now part of the Hunterian Collection at the University of Glasgow, were ?far superior in accuracy to any that had appeared previously, surpassed only by those he made soon after for William Hunter?s obstetrical atlas, not published until twenty years later? (Hagelin). The drawings by Camper, now preserved in the Library of the Royal College of Physicians at Edinburgh, are mainly diagrammatic, and it is possible that ?Smellie instructed [Camper] to include only such detail as was necessary to his immediate purpose . . . [which] was mainly to indicate the position of the fetus in the uterus, and the application of the forceps to the head? (Thornton, p. 17). Smellie was the leading forceps practitioner in London, and the forceps that he devised?"a short, straight instrument with the blades covered in leather?"held the field for many years in the face of numerous modifications. Smellie was a pioneer of modern obstetrics, and one of the great teachers of midwifery. Among his pupils were William Hunter and the physician-author Tobias Smollett, who edited Smellie?s works for publication. ?His contribution to our knowledge of the mechanism of labor is of fundamental importance. His additions to our knowledge of contracted pelves were also noteworthy. He not only gave directions for measuring the pelvis but was the first to measure the diagonal conjugate diameter and this today remains the most important pelvimetric maneuver we possess? (Thoms, pp. 124?"25). Hagelin, Rare and Important Medical Books, pp. 118?"19. Norman 1955. Thoms, Classical Contributions to Obstetrics and Gynecology, pp. 124?"29. Thornton, Jan van Rymsdyk, pp. 10?"21.

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        Carte Générale de L'Amérique

      London: Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer, 1754. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in very good condition. A highly decorative map of the Americas, evincing Palairet's uniquely elegant aesthetic style This artistically virtuous map embraces the entirety of North and South America, and also takes in the western extremities of Europe and Africa. South America is very well defined, and is divided into the various Spanish domains and Portuguese Brazil. North America is depicted on the eve of the Seven Years War. The English colonies running from Georgia up to Nova Scotia hug the Atlantic seaboard, while the massive French empire consisting of Canada and Louisiana extends through the heart of the continent. Quebec City, the capital of New France, is noted on the map. In the west, California is correctly shown to be a peninsula, while the Pacific Northwest is shown to be an enigma. Mexico and the numerous islands of the Caribbean are also portrayed. The map is adorned with a elegant, rococo style cartouche. Jean Palairet was born in Montauban, France, but emigrated to England where he became a French tutor to the children of George II. He later wrote several informative books on arithmetic, language, arts and sciences, and geography. The present map is from the second edition of Palairet's greatest work, the Atlas méthodique , a magnificent cartographical demonstration, in which landmasses are shown in various stages of political definition. Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress , 3503, map 12.

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        Leçons de physique experimentale. Par Mr. l?Abbé Nolet [sic], de l?Académie Royale des Sciences, & de la Société Royale à Londres (Bd. 5 verzeichnet richtig «Nollet» und zusätzlich: «de l?Institute de Bologne, Maître de Physique de Monseigneur le Dauphin, & Professeur Royal de Physique Expérimentale») (Bde. 1 bis 5, zus. 5 Bände [von 6]).

      Amsterdam u. Leipzig, Arkstée & Merkus, -1756 1754 - Kl.8°, Bd. 1: gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelbl., LIV, 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung (für Bd. 1 u. 2), 372 S. m. 19 gestochenen Falttaf. (die 18 verzeichneten und eine ohne Nummerierung), 4 Bl. Verzeichnis; Bd. 2: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 476 S. m. 20 gestochenen Falttaf., 4 Bl. Verzeichnis; Bd. 3: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 502 S. m. 19 gestochenen Falttaf., 6 Bl. Verzeichnis, 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung; Bd. 4: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung, 535 S. (letzte 6 S. mit dem Verzeichnis) mit 14 gestochenen Falttaf.; Bd. 5: Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung, 566 S. (letzte 12 S. mit dem Verzeichnis) m. 24 gestochenen Falttaf., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. auf fünf echten Bünden, reiche gold. Rückenpräg., Rundum-Rotschnitt, Lesebändchen, Kanten etw. berieben, Ecken tlw. etw. beschabt u. bestossen, Rücken tlw. etw. brüchig, Papier tlw. gebräunt; gutes Ex. (Nur Bde. 1 bis 5, ohne den Bd. 6) Bd. 1: Leçons 1 - 4; Bd. 2: Leçons 5 - 8, Bd. 3: Leçons 9 - 11; Bd. 4: Leçons 12 - 14; Bd. 5: Leçons 15 - 17. - Jean-Antoine Nollet (Abbé Nollet, 1700-1770), franz. Geistlicher und der erste Professor für Experimentalphysik an der Universität Paris. 2100 gr. Schlagworte: Alte Drucke - nach 1550PhysikNaturwissenschaft [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA BELLI IN ITALIA A. 1746. / KRIEGS CHARTE VON DEN MARCHEN UND OPERATIONEN IN ITALIEN.’. Set of two maps of northern Italy showing the position of troups during the war in April and March 1746. The area covered includes the course of the River Po between Valenza (north of Alexandria) and San Benedetto (south of Mantova) and the area south to Genova, Parma and Modena. Inset map of Guastalla with the battle order on April 6. Two columns of an extensive and detailed diary of the events to the right of each map in German, with further summarily headings above the maps. Published by

      Homann Heirs in Nürnberg 1754 - 43x57cm each sheet incl. text (39x32cm each map excl. text). Original outline colour. Excellent condition. Uncommon. The set of two map sheets Separately published maps with detailed reports about the war in March and April 1746 in northern Italy. The Italian theatre of War of the Austrian Succession, between Austria on the one hand and France, Spain, Naples and the Republic of Genoa. The campaigns of March and April 1746 culminated with the battle of Piacenza (16th June 1746), all but won by the French commander Maillebois, when he was ordered to retire by the Spanish Infant, tipping the balance of the war against France and Spain.

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        Theatralische Bibliothek. 1-4. Stück.

      Berlin, C. F. Voß 1754-1758. 8°. (4 Tle. in 2 Bd.) Gest. Frontisp., Titelbl., 6 nn. Bll. (Vorrede, Inhalt), 291(=287) S. (Seitensprung ohne Textverlust v. S. 144-149), 284 S., 1 nn. Bl. (Inhalt); (gest. Frontisp.), 312 S., 2 nn. Bll. (Inhalt), 298 S., 1 nn. Bl. (Inhalt), mit je e. gestochenen Titeblattvignette, Kopfleisten, Initialen u. Vignetten. Lederbände d. Zeit, mit goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung u. -zierlinien, sow. dekorativem Vorsatz aus gemustertem Buntpapier, mit e. Lesebändchen im 2. Band, etw. berieben u. bestoßen, mit minimalen Wurmlöchern im 1. Band u. einigen Wurmgängen im Rücken u. in d. Einbanddeckeln d. 2. Bandes. Seiten sehr gut erhalten, nur schwach gebräunt u. kaum fleckig, e. Fehlstelle in Bl. 4 d. Vorrede sorgfältig geklebt. Mit e. Widmung am vorderen Schmutzumschlag verso (an Elisabeth , zur Feier d. 10jähr. Bühnentätigkeit, datiert Dresden, 9. Juli 1943), sow. e. Namenseintrag am vorderen Schmutzumschlag d. 2. Bandes (Elisabeth Höngen,1933-1943). GV 87,260. Goedeke IV/I,368,60. Seifert: Lessing-Bibliogr. 178,1181. Vergl. Killy 7,241f. - L. (1729-1761), d. \"zu Recht als d. große Mann d. Theaters in die Literaturgeschichte eingegangen (ist, führte) durch seine Dramen u. dramaturgischen Schriften das wenig bedeutende deutsche Theater seiner Zeit an den europäischen Standard heran.\" Mit d. Porträts v. Jacob Thomson u. Philip Nericault d0. Touches. Originalausgabe. - Aus d. Besitz d. bekannten Opernsängerin Elisabeth Höngen, welche 1933 in Wuppertal debütierte, 1940-43 an die Dresdener Staatsoper verpflichtet u. 1943-63 Mitglied d. Wr. Staatsoper war. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Theater

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        Anas Minor Purpureo Capite [The Buffel's Head Duck]

      London, 1754. Hand-coloured copper engraving, on laid paper. Very good condition. A fine image from Catesby's 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands', "the most famous colour-plate book of American plant and animal life...a fundamental and original work for the study of American species." (Hunt) Mark Catesby's Natural History is a vibrant and original work in which each plate seems to have been created without preconceptions or habitual form, embodying wit and the love every true naturalist feels for nature's beings. Far from being a mere animal identifcation book, Catesby's work is a testament to the glory of nature and life. The Bufflehead Duck is a small, beautiful diving duck that Catesby could have seen anywhere on the southern Atlantic coast. The black head as a lovely purplish sheen mentioned in the Latin title. Bufflehead is short for Buffalo Head, in reference to what appears to be his disproportionately large head. Trained as a botanist, Catesby travelled to Virginia in 1712 and remained there for seven years, sending back to England collections of plants and seeds. With the encouragement of Sir Hans Sloane and others, Catesby returned to America in 1722 to seek materials for a 'Natural History'; he travelled extensively in the Carolinas, Georgia, and the Bahamas, collecting specimens and making drawings from life. His preface provides a lengthy account of the development of this work, including his decision to study with Joseph Goupy in order to learn to etch his plates himself to ensure accuracy and economy. Cf. Anker 95; cf. Clark I:55; cf. Dunthorne 72; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 86; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.85; cf. Meisel III:340; cf. Nissen BBI 336, IVB 177; cf. Sabin 11509; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1057; cf. Wood p. 282; cf. Amy Meyers and Margaret Pritchard, Empire's Nature, Mark Catesby's New World Vision , Williamsburg, 1998; cf. Feduccia, Catesby's Birds of Colonial America (1985), pp. 57-8.

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        The Adventurer. Volume the First [? Second]

      J. Payne, London 1754 - First edition. 1 vols. Folio. With Contributions by Johnson. "[Samuel] Johnson contributed 25 papers signed 'T', which he dictated and gave to Dr. Richard Balthurst, who sold them for two guineas each; 4 papers signed 'T and Misargyrus' were attributed to Balthurst" (Rothschild). Rothschild 1120 Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked. Beautiful copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Adventurer Volume the First [? Second]

      London: J. Payne, 1754. First edition. 1 vols. Folio. Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked. Beautiful copy. First edition. 1 vols. Folio. With Contributions by Johnson. "[Samuel] Johnson contributed 25 papers signed 'T', which he dictated and gave to Dr. Richard Balthurst, who sold them for two guineas each; 4 papers signed 'T and Misargyrus' were attributed to Balthurst" (Rothschild). Rothschild 1120

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        Stadtplan ('Kaart van London enz. en van het Naby Gelegen Land ruim een Uur gaans. rondsom dezelve Stad: getrokken uit de groote gemeeten Kaart van de Hr John Rocque, Te Amsterdam by Isaak Tirion. 1754.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Isaac Tirion n. John Rocque aus Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas, . b. Isaac Tirion in Amsterdam, dat. 1754, 28 x 41,2 Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III, S. 129 ff., Tir 4, Nr. 14; Howgego, Printed Maps of London, S. 101, No. 102. - Zeigt einen Stadtplan von London mit Karte der Umgebung. - Oben links Titelkartusche; darunter Erklärungen in 3 Spalten von a.-z. u. von A. - Z.; unten mittig Kartusche mit 2 versch. Meilenzeigern. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Traité Physique et Historique de l'Aurore Boréale...Revûe, & augmentée de plusieurs Éclaircissemens.

      Woodcut device on title & 17 folding engraved plates. 6 p.l., 570, xxii pp. Large 4to, cont. mottled sheep (a few minor scuff marks), spine nicely gilt, contrasting vellum lettering piece on spine. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1754. Third edition, greatly enlarged, of the first exhaustive treatise on the aurora borealis. Mairan attributed the phenomenon to an extension of the sun's atmosphere, which at times enveloped the earth and blended with our atmosphere. "Inquiry into the history and physics of the aurora borealis; the chapter on the relation between the aurora and the magnetic declination is of special interest."-Wheeler Gift Cat. 382. There are many references to Descartes, Newton, Cassini, and Euler. Mairan (1678-1771), while basically a Cartesian, did incorporate some Newtonian ideas in his theories. He was secretary of the Paris Academy of Sciences and belonged to the Royal Societies of London, Edinburgh, and Uppsala, the St. Petersburg Academy, and the Institute of Bologna. Unusually fine copy. Bookplate of Pierre Sciclounoff, the prominent Geneva lawyer and book collector. ❧ D.S.B., IX, pp. 33-34. See E. Newton Harvey's A History of Luminescence, pp. 258-59 for an excellent discussion. .

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        Theatralische Bibliothek. Erstes bis viertes Stück (so komplett, in zwei Bänden). Mit 2 Porträtkupfern und einem (in jedem Band wiederholten) Titelkupfer.

      Berlin: Voss 1754-1758 Ganzleder der Zeit (erster Band) resp. Pappband der Zeit (bestossen und beschabt, Rücken rissig, Rückenschilder mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Spuren eines entfernten Exlibris in Band 1, anfangs Einträge von alter Hand und ein kleiner alter Besitzstempel, Druckfehlerverbesserungen in Bleistift, nur wenig gebräunt und) Erste Ausgaben. Band 4 ist abweichend von der Angabe auf dem Titel erst 1959 erschienen. Mit dem handschriftlichen Besitzeintrag \"Dr. B. Boisserée, München 13.1.1841\". Enthält im ersten Band den Brief von Moses Mendelssohn_über die Besprechung von Lessings Lustspiel `Die Juden` durch J. D. Michaelis. Die ersten Bögen von Band 1 lt. Muncker im Druck `b`. Der letzte Band - datiert 1758 - erschien tatsächlich erst zur Oster-(Buch)-Messe 1759. - Redlich p. 692, 694 und 697 (jew. ohne Hinweis auf die Inhaltsverzeichnisse am Ende). - Muncker p. 361f., 363f., 369 und 379 f. - Seifert 1181 (danach stammen die noch von Muncker Lessing zugeschriebenen Übersetzungen von Riccoboni, Trissino und Rucellai wahrscheinlich von J. T.Köhler) - Meyer 382 b (für Mendelssohn). Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Literatur;Deutschland;Deutschland 18. Jahrhundert;Bibliophilie;Alte Drucke]

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        Pl 52 Anguis annulatus (The Chain-Snake) The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands; containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects and plants

      London:: C. Marsh,, 1754.. Second Edition. Archivally Framed. Near Fine with original hand-coloring/ . Original hand-colored copperplate engraving. Folio. Near Fine condition, with one minute foxed mark on right edge of plate mark. Archivally framed in walnut burl, 23 x 20 inches. This powerful image of the Chain-snake is decoratively surrounded by a blooming Frutex lauri, a shrub native to Virginia. This second edition of Mark Catesby's renowned series was published posthumously by George Edwards; a friend and noted colleague.

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        Observations d\'histoire naturelle faites avec le microscope. sur un grand nombre d\'insectes, et sur les animalcules .... avec la description et les usages des différens microscopes. 2 Bände in einem Buch komplett !

      Paris, chez Briasson, Libraire, rue Saint Jacques, a la Science, 1754. 4°, XX, 37 Seiten und 14 teils faltbaren Tafeln/ 124 Seiten und 15 Tafeln / VI, 78 und 27 Textseiten und 24 Tafeln, OHalbledereinband der Zeit - Einband ber. und leicht best., teils ganz leicht braunfl. sonst schöner Zustand - 1754. z72205 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Naturwissenschaft, Naturwissenschaften, Mikroskop, Mikroskopie

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        in duas partes divisa, quarum prior, materiam medicam... accedunt syllabus medicamentorum compositorum. Editio tertia revisa.

      Stuttgart, Erhard, 1754. Folio. (34 x 21 cm). 12 Bl., 144, 232 Seiten, 21 Bl., 44 Seiten. - Beigebunden: Taxa seu pretium... juxta Pharmacopoea Wirtenbergica ... Ebendort. 1755. 66 Seiten. Pergamentband der Zeit (fleckig und berieben). *Blake 350. - Vorliegend die 3. Auflage (inhaltsgleich mit der zweiten). Die Pharmacopoea Wirtembergica ist bei weitem die beste jener Zeit, freilich mehr ein Lehrbuch der pharmazeutischen Wissenschaften wie eine Pharmakopöe. Sie vereinigt große Gelehrsamkeit mit großer praktischer Erfahrung - sie ist eine Musterleistung ersten Ranges\" (Tschirch). Sie gehört \"zu den umfangreichsten Arzneibüchern und übertrifft sogar die ältesten Ausgaben des Nürnberger Dispensatoriums und der Augustana\" (Adlung/Urdang S. 323). - Das schöne Frontispiz mit kleiner Ansicht von Stuttgart in allegorischer Umrahmung. - Titelblatt mit altem Stempel, Frontispiz mit hinterlegtem kleinem Randeinriss, Titelblatt und Buchschnitt etwas fleckig. Insgesamt noch ordentlich. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        To his Grace the Duke of Argyll, This Print of the City, and Castle of Aleppo, is Inscribed by his most Obedient, and devoted humble Servant, A. Drummond

      London, Willamam Strahan,, 1754 - Große, herrliche Ansicht von Aleppo in Syrien. Aus dem Reisebericht 'Travels through different cities of Germany, Italy, Greece and several parts of Asia' von Alexander Drummond im Jahre 1754 veröffentlicht. Die beiedruckende Ansicht wurde von J.S. Müller gestochen. - Früher, kräftiger und klarer Abdruck, hervorragende Erhaltung. Mit breitem Rand. Alte Faltspuren, da in einem etwas kleineren Buchformat veröffentlicht. Noch nie gerahmt. - A beautiful and large view of Aleppo in Syria. From Alexander Drummond's travel report 'Travels through different cities of Germany, Italy, Greece and several parts of Asia', published in 1754. The impressive view was engraved by J.S. Müller. - A sharp and early impression, very well-preserved, wide margin, never framed before. Evidence of folds as published in a smaller folio.

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        Kst.- Karte, von 2 Platten gedruckt aus "Neptun francais", "Suite de la Carte Réduite du Folphe de St. Laurent Contenant Les Costes de Labrador, depuis Mecatina jusqu'a la Baye des Esquimaux .".

      - dat. 1754, 86 x 53,5 (H) Oben links die prachtvolle Titelkartusche. Zeigt die "Detroit de Belle Isle", im Süden der nördl. Teil der Insel Neufundland, im Norden das kanadische Festland. - A detailed chart showing the entire coastline on Newfoundland and the adjacent Canadian mainland.

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         Voyage philosophique et pittoresque, sur les rives du Rhin, a Liège, dans la Flandre, le Brabant, la Hollande, l'Angleterre, la France, etc. fait en 1790, ... Paris, F. Buisson and Charles Pougens, l'an VIII [= 1800]. 3 volumes. 8vo. With a folding engraved map of Great Britain and 9 folding engraved views of famous English buildings. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin (tree pattern), gold-tooled spines. .

      Quérard III, 168; Reusch "Forster, (Johann) Georg(e) (Adam) 1754-1794", in: Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, pp. 365-366; cf. Uhlig, Georg Forster, pp. 261-270. Second French edition of what is considered Forster's major work, Ansichten vom Niederrhein. Forster's fame was instantly established when he published an impressive account of James Cook's second voyage around the world in 1778-1780. The present work details Forster's travels with Alexander von Humboldt to France, Germany and the Netherlands, intertwined with observations on politics, history, nature, and the arts and sciences. Fusing Enlightenment with early Romanticism, it "consolidated Forster's reputation as the master of subjective 'artistic' observation and description, which had a profound impact on the travel writing and landscape painting of the era" (Reusch).The third volume contains observations on Britain and British culture. The illustrations include a large map of Great Britain and 9 beautiful folding views, showing Westminster Cathedral, Windsor castle, St. Paul's, the House of the Lord Major of London, the London Stock exchange, Covent garden, the Hospital at Chelsea and at Greenwich and Hampton Court. Some browning, the bindings show some wear, otherwise in very good condition and attractively bound..

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        REGOLA DELLI CINQUE ORDINI D`ARCHITETTURA DI M. IACOMO BAROZZIO DA VIGNOLA. Con la nuova agionta di Michelangelo Buonaroti di carte sette.

      Roma. da Fausto Amidei a sue spese 1754 - Small folio 16x11 inches, FULL PERIOD VELLUM. 44 ENGRAVED LEAVES COMPLETE- Engraved architectonic title page, engraved dedication, and 41 engraved architectural plates. The date and publisher has been inked out at an early date for no ascertainable reason. Book plate of the Earl of lovelace with the ink shelf number. A very clean copy in a period binding.

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        PRÉMIÈRE PARTIE DE LA CARTE D'EUROPE CONTENENT LA FRANCE, L'ALLEMAGNE, L'ITALIE, L'ESPAGNE & LES ISLES BRITTANIQS.

      (No pl.), 1754.Engraved map by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon D'Anville, colured in outline, with large coloured cartouche. Ca. 98,5 x 80 cm.Fine large scale map of the British Isles, Denmark, France, Spain and Portugal, Germany, the Balkans, Italy and part of North Africa.

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        Christliche Sitten-Lehr Uber die Evangelische Wahrheiten [...]. 6 Bände.

      Augsburg, Ignaz Adam u. Franz Anton Veith (Bde. 4-6: Augsburg-Würzburg, Martin Veith), 1754-1762. Fol. Zus. ca. 4200 S., Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. a. 6 Bünden m. reicher Rückenverg., je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Bde. 1-3 in vierter, Bde. 4-6 in dritter Auflage. - Der Jesuit Franz Hunolt (1691-1746) war fast 20 Jahre Domprediger in Trier und wird vielfach als der bedeutendste deutsche Kanzelredner in der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts bezeichnet. Seine Predigten, mit denen er alle Gebiete des christlichen Lebens umfassen wollte, zeichneten sich durch schlichte Sprache und lebensnahe Darstellung aus. - Einbände berieben, bestoßen u. tlw. Wurmspuren. Kapitale u. Ecken tlw. stärker bestoßen bzw. m. kl. Fehlstellen. Ein Rückendeckel am Rand mit Fehlstelle (Brandspur?). Zwei Rückenschilder fehlen. Im ersten Band wenige Lagen gelöst. Die letzten Bll. des dritten Bandes an der oberen Ecke tintenfleckig. Einige Bll. mit (Rand-) Läsuren, kl. Ein- oder Ausrissen bzw. Knickspuren. Durchg. gebräunt, stockfleckig u. tlw. wasserrandig. - Vollständig wie vorliegend selten. - Welzig 298; De Backer/S. IV, 525, 2; ADB XIII, 421; LThK V, 202f. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Hunolt, Christliche Sitten-Lehr Uber die Evangelische Wahrheiten, Jesuiten, Predigt, Predigten, Predigtsammlung, Predigtsammlungen, Predigtensammlung, Predigtensammlungen

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        Di Tito Lucrezio Caro / Della Natura Delle Cose / Libri Sei / Tradotti dal Latino in Italian / Da Alessandro Marchetti. / Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault Interpetre di S.M. Cma per le lingue Italiana e Spagnola. / In Amsterdamo (Amsterdam = Paris) / a Spese dellEditore To.Po. / M. DCC. LIV [1754].

      Amsterdam/Paris, a Spese dell\' Editore T.°P.°, 1754. 8°, Ledereinband Lucretius in Italian, Della Natura Delle Cose, printed at Paris [although the title states Amsterdam in all copies] in two octavo volumes in 1754 on thick Holland paper with wide margins, adorned with 2 full-page engraved frontispieces and 2 engraved titles by Lemire after Eisen, 6 engraved plates after Cochin and Le Lorrain, 7 headpieces after Cochin and Eisen and 5 tailpieces after Cochin, Eisen and Vasse, both volumes bound by Riviere and Son in 19th century brown morocco with very ornate and richly gilt spines, gilt-paneled boards with floral designs, gilt turn-ins and gilt edges, complete in all respects, and housed in a brown cloth and felt-lined slipcase. This remarkable set may be referenced as Brunet III at 1222, Cohen-de-Ricci at 665-66, and Ray at 9. / THE FAMOUS ILLUSTRATED LUCRETIUS OF 1754, ONE OF THE FINEST ILLUSTRATED PUBLICATIONS OF THE 18TH CENTURY AND, ACCORDING TO RAY, THE MODEL FOR THE SUMPTUOUS ROCOCCO VOLUMES OF THE 25 YEARS FOLLOWING ITS PUBLICATION. ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS PLATES AFTER THIS SET IS BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY RIVIERE AND SON IN RICHLY GILT 19TH CENTURY BROWN MOROCCO. The full title reads as follows: Di Tito Lucrezio / Della Natura Delle Cose / Libri Sei / Tradotti dalLatino in Italian / Da Alessandro Marchetti. / Dati nuovamente in luce da Francesco Gerbault Interpetre di S.M. Cma per le lingue Italiana e Spagnola. / In Amsterdamo / a Spese dell / Editore To.Po. / M. DCC. LIV [1754]. According to Ray, this book became the model for the sumptuous rococo volumes of the ensuing twenty-five years. Handsomely printed on large paper with headpieces, and tailpieces by leading artists, it is encountered more often in contemporary bindings of decorated morocco ... than almost any other work of the time. Cohen-de-Ricci states that the illustrations in this book are extremely beautiful (fort belles). The text is a translation into Italian by Alessandro Marchetti. Again, the engravings in the two volumes are as follows: 2 full-page engraved frontispieces by Eisen after paintings by Lemire; 2 titles-pages engraved by Eisen after Lemire; 6 full-page plates after Cochin and Le Lorrain, engraved by Aliamet, Lemire, Sornique and Tardieu; 7 headpieces after Cochin and Eisen, engraved by Bacquoy, Chenu, Flipart, Gallimard, Lemire and Sornique; and 5 tailpieces after Cochin, Eisen and Vasse, engraved by Aliamet, Bacquoy, Gallimard and Louise. Lucretius is known to have lived about 44 years, from about 99 BC to about 55 BC. According to the poets own statements concerning De Rerum Natura, the works purpose was to free the mind of superstition and the fear of death. He attempts this by expounding the philosophical system of Epicurus, whom Lucretius apotheosizes as the hero of his epic poem. De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) transmits the ideas of Epicurean physics, including Atomism, and psychology. Lucretius compares his work in De Rerum Natura (here in the Italian Della Natura Delle Cose) to that of a doctor healing a child: just as the doctor may put honey on the rim of a cup containing bitter wormwood, believed to have healing properties, the patient is tricked into accepting something beneficial but difficult to swallow, but not deceived by the doctor (Book IV lines 12-19). Stylistically, De Rerum Natura is of the first significance to the naturalisation of Greek philosophical ideas and discourse within the Latin language; Lucretius poem exercised a profound influence on Virgil and other later poets. Cochin must be considered the primary artist whose work is displayed Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bibliophile Ausgabe, Illustrierte Ausgabe, Englische Meistereinbände

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        Altenryf. Ein Gott-Haus Cistercienser Ordens in dem Canton Freijburg gegen Mittag anzusehen. / Hauterive. Abbaye de l?ordre de Cisteaux située dans le Canton de Fribourg du Côté du Midy.

      Zürich, o.J., um 1754, - 10.5x14.5 cm. (Bild mit Schrift), Original Kupferstich aus: die Neue und vollständige Topographie der Eydgenossenschaft in 3 Bden. 1754 - 1758 - 1773, 1 Blatt / 1 feuille (23x17.5 cm ). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Aus: Topographie der Eidgenossenschaft 1754-1773. /

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        To George Wakeman Esq, Consul for his Majesty the King of Great Britain, in the Island of Cyprus. This Map of the Island of Cyprus, is Dedicated by his Friend & Servant A. Drummond

      London, Willamam Strahan,, 1754 - Stylianou, A. & J.: The History of the Cartography of Cyprus, No. 177 (fig. 167); Zacharakis 950; Ioannou Collection 76; Bank of Cyprus 53; Papavassilis 95; Navari 129. - Drummonds Zypernkarte Sehr große und seltene Karte von Zypern. Diese sehr detaillierte Karte basiert auf den Erkundungen von Alexander Drummond im Jahr 1745. Drummonds Karte wurde im Jahre 1754 in seinem Reisebericht 'Travels through different cities of Germany, Italy, Greece and several parts of Asia' veröffentlicht. Drummond hat Zypern zweimal bereist, erstmals im Jahre 1745, wo er im Haus des britischen Konsuls George Wakeman in Larnaca weilte, dem auch die vorliegende Karte gewidmet ist. Er hat versucht, die Fehler der früheren Kartographen zu korrigieren. Dennoch erwähnt Navari: "Die Form der Karte ist nur marginal besser als die von Pococke . Trotzdem ist sie eine der ganz wenigen, die auf persönlichen Beobachtungen während der türkischen Besetzung Zyperns basiert'. Stylianou fügte hinzu: 'Trotz seiner Mängel, ist Drummonds Karte eine Studie wert, vor allem wegen der Ortsnamen. Er nahm diese lediglich dem Gehör nach auf'. Die Karte wurde von J. S. Müller gestochen und ist mit einer Titelkartusche, einem Meilenzeiger und einer Kompassrose ausgeschmückt. - Sehr sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Hervorragende Erhaltung. Alte Faltspuren, da in einem etwas kleineren Buchformat veröffentlicht. - Drummond's map of Cyprus A very large and rare map of Cypus. This detailed map is based on the personal survey of Alexander Drummond during the year 1745. Drummond's map was published in 1754 within his travel report 'Travels through different cities of Germany, Italy, Greece and several parts of Asia'. Drummond has been travelled to Cyprus twice, first in 1745, where he stayed at the house of the British consul George Wakeman in Larnaca, to whom the present map is dedicated. He has tried to correct the mistakes of previous cartographers. Nevertheless Navari mentioned: 'The shape of the map is only marginally better than that of Pococke. Nonetheless, (it) is one of very few produced from personal observations during the Turkish occupation of Cyprus'. Stylianou notes to this map: 'In Cyprus, he was the guest of the British Consul in Larnaca to whom he dedicated the map of Cyprus he compiled during his travels in the island: To George Wakeman Esq.r, Consul for his Magesty the King of Great Britain, in the Island of Cyprus, This Map of the Island of Cyprus is Dedicated by his Friend & Servant A. Dru(m)mond. In the bottom right corner, outside the frame of the map, we have the signature of the engraver: J. S. M. Sculp. [J. S. Müller] Drummond went round the island following almost the same route as Pococke, but he did it the other way round, i.e. clock-wise. He also went across the island from Larneca to Nicosia. He also penetrated as far as the Monastery of Kykko which he marks as Madonna di Chekka. From his writings, it appears that he also had in mind old geographers and cartographers, whom he constantly tries to correct according to his geographical system as he expressly states, often with disastrous results. For example, in his account he remarks, Couclia I substitute in the place of Arsinoe upon the ancient charts and on his map he enters it as Covelia olim Cythera. Having done this, he then proceeds to fix old Paphos at the port of Baffo in his text, as well as on the map, as Paphos Antiqua. Paphos Nova in his text is entered as Baffo on his map, in the position of modern Ktima. In this way he is inferior to Pococke. The shape of the map is an advance on that of Pococke, but a retrogression as compared with the maps in the line of development of Iacomo Franco, Ortelius, Blaeu, Janssonius, Coronelli, although Drummond himself does not think so. From what he writes, he considers himself a better geographer and cartographer than his predecessors. As in the positioning of the places, so in the features of the island, he is constantly trying to correct them. Althou

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        Delineatio Geographica generalis, comprehendens VI. Foliis Singulos Principatus, Comitatus, Ditiones, Dynastias omnes, quotquot Imperio Serenissimi Principis Landgrafii Hasso-Darmstadiensis subsunt, ex subsidiis

      - Christoph(ori) Pronneri Pictoris Acad(emiae) Giess(ensis) composita & exhibita studio Homannianorum Heredum 1754. . 6 Blatt altkolorierte Kupferstiche nach Christoph Maximilian Pronner und Tobias Mayer bei Homann Erben, Nürnberg, 1754, zusammengesetzte Gesamtgröße etwa 101x126 cm (Faltspuren) *Prächtige Karte mit 2 Kartouschen der Landgrafschaft Hessen-Darmstadt mit Randgebieten.

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        Theatralische Bibliothek. Erstes bis viertes Stück (so komplett, in zwei Bänden). Mit 2 Porträtkupfern und einem (in jedem Band wiederholten) Titelkupfer.

      Voss, Berlin 1754 - 1754-1758. Ganzleder der Zeit (erster Band) resp. Pappband der Zeit. (bestossen und beschabt, Rücken rissig, Rückenschilder mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Spuren eines entfernten Exlibris in Band 1, anfangs Einträge von alter Hand und ein kleiner alter Besitzstempel, Druckfehlerverbesserungen in Bleistift, nur wenig gebräunt und). Erste Ausgaben. Band 4 ist abweichend von der Angabe auf dem Titel erst 1959 erschienen. Mit dem handschriftlichen Besitzeintrag "Dr. B. Boisserée, München 13.1.1841". Enthält im ersten Band den Brief von Moses Mendelssohn_über die Besprechung von Lessings Lustspiel 'Die Juden' durch J. D. Michaelis. Die ersten Bögen von Band 1 lt. Muncker im Druck 'b'. Der letzte Band - datiert 1758 - erschien tatsächlich erst zur Oster-(Buch)-Messe 1759. - Redlich p. 692, 694 und 697 (jew. ohne Hinweis auf die Inhaltsverzeichnisse am Ende). - Muncker p. 361f., 363f., 369 und 379 f. - Seifert 1181 (danach stammen die noch von Muncker Lessing zugeschriebenen Übersetzungen von Riccoboni, Trissino und Rucellai wahrscheinlich von J. T.Köhler) - Meyer 382 b (für Mendelssohn). 700 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Pensées sur l'Interprétation de la Nature

      S.l., 1754, in 12, de 3ff. 206pp. 6ff. de table, pl. veau brun époque, dos orné, coiffes anciennement restaurées, bon exemplaire. Seconde édition augmentée et en partie originale, conforme à la description de David Adams. Rappelons que l'édition originale de 1753 est rarissime, on en connaît en effet que deux exemplaires. Réputées d'un accès difficile, les "Pensées sur l'interprétation de la nature" sont centrales pour la compréhension plus globale de l'oeuvre de Diderot. Il s'agit d'un recueil de 58 pensées sur le raisonnement scientifique et sur les conjectures; dédiées « aux jeunes gens qui se disposent à l'étude de la philosophie naturelle ». L'auteur enjoignant d'avoir toujours à l'esprit que « la nature n'est pas Dieu, qu'un homme n'est pas une machine, qu'une hypothèse n'est pas un fait ». ¶ Adams, Biblio. Diderot, PE2 « La comparaison de la présente édition avec celle de 1753 indique que le texte a été tantôt étoffé, tantôt remanié ... il est donc inexact de prétendre, comme on l'a parfois fait, que les éditions de 1753 et de 1754 ne constituent qu'une seule et même version des Pensées, car cette hypothèse laisse de coté les remaniements apportés à de nombreuses pages de l'édition originale . Cette édition ayant subi bien des changements au cours de l'impression, tous les exemplaires ne sont pas forcément identiques...» - Tchemerzine-Scheler II, 936. - Cioranescu 24097.

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        Friedrich Johann Kauke (vor 1754-1777). Friedrich Wilhelm Gleim, Porträt

      - Friedrich Johann Kauke (vor 1754 -Pommern 1777). Porträt des Dichters und Intellektuellen Friedrich Wilhelm Gleim. 1759 . Kupferstich auf Papier. -- Beschreibung: -- Kupferstich auf Papier. Unterhalb der Darstellung befindet sich die Inschrift: "Friedrich Wilhelm GLEIM", darunter vom Künstler signiert und datiert: "FKauke Sc. 1759". -- Größe/Size: -- Papier: 17,8 cm x 10,1 cm, Platte: ca. 16,7 cm x 10,0 cm, Darstellung: 15,7 cm x 9,4 cm. -- Zustand: -- Ingesamt guter Zustand. Leichte, altersgerechte Spuren. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Der Dargestellte gründete den 'Halberstädter Dichterkreis', einen Bund junger Literaten und stand in regem Briefkontakt mit Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Friedrich Wilhelm Gleim führte die anakreontische Dichtung - in Anlehnung an den antiken Dichter Anakreon - in die deutsche Literatur ein, die diese nachhaltig prägen sollte. Der antikisierende ovale Steinrahmen, in welchem sein Antlitz abgebildet ist, ist wohl nicht nur als eine Mode des 18. Jahrhunderts zu verstehen, sondern stellt die Verbindung seiner an der antiken orientierten Dichtkunst in die Literatur der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts dar. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        TARTARIE CHINOISE, ROY. DE COREE ET ISLES DU JAPON.

      A WONDERFUL AREA MAP OF THE FAR EAST [Paris c1754- - 55]. Single sheet copper engraved map,very goodclean, no foxing, map size 40.5 x 28.5 cm., sheet size 45 x29.5 cm., distance key to neighboring countries, bright copyvery nicely executed, center folded. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Uebersetzung der Algemeinen Welthistorie, die in Engeland durch eine Geselschaft von Gelehrten ausgefertiget worden. Nebst den Anmerkungen der holländischen Uebersetzung, auch vielen neuen Kupfern und Karten.

      Gebauer,, Halle, 1754 - 14. Theil. Halle, Gebauer, 1754. 24 x 21 cm. [6] Bl. (incl. Front. u. Titel), 748 S. Titelblatt in Rot- und Schwarzdruck. Mit Kupferstich-Frontispiz, Kupferstich-Titelvignette und 6 gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Lederrückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, marmorierter Schnitt. Ecken bestossen, Kanten berieben. Mässig gebräunt, nur teilweise leicht fleckig. Titelblatt mit Spuren eines entfernten Stempels, darunter zeitgenössischer handschriftl. Besitzvermerk. Kleiner privater Namensstempel auf Vorsatz. Vollständiger Einzelband der bekannten Weltgeschichte der Übersetzung Baumgartens, der hier vorliegend die römische Geschichte 'von der Abdankung des Diocletianus bis zur Verlegung des kaiserlichen Sitzes nach Constantinopel durch Constantinus den Grossen' zu dem 'Tode Justinians des Grossen', 'bis zur Absetzung der Irene und der Erhebung des Ricephorus' behandelt. Wegen dieser Verlegung des Amtssitzes an den Bosporus zeigen alle Tafeln Ansichten bzw. Pläne von Konstantinopel: "Constantinopel nach seinen 14 Gegenden", "Die Stadt und der Hafen von Constantinopel", "Grundris des Tempels der h. Sophiae zu Constantinopel", "Der thracische Bosporus", "Zeichnung einiger Seulen" und "Aussicht der Sophienkirche und Solimanie zu Constantinopel". Ecken bestossen, Kanten berieben. Mässig gebräunt, nur teilweise leicht fleckig. Titelblatt mit Spuren eines entfernten Stempels, darunter zeitgenössischer handschriftl. Besitzvermerk. Kleiner privater Namensstempel auf Vorsatz. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Lederrückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, marmorierter Schnitt.

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        Il Roccolo. Ditirambo di Aureliano Acanti acc. Olimpico Vicentino

      Venice: Nella Stamperia Pezzana, 1754. First Edition. Very good antiquarian condition. Small 4to. (265 x 200 mm). Contemporary Italian mottled boards (repaired, possibly recased). Engraved title-vignette (a putto on a barrel of wine), engraved headpiece (Bacchus beneath a garland) and tailpiece (Bacchus inebriated), and a large and spectacular folding plate (480 x 350) depicting the villa and gardens of Novoledo belonging to Conte Gelio Ghellini, all by Domenico Cunego. The first guide to the wines of Vicenza, and one of the most important books in the history of Italian wine. Disguised as a poem in dithyrambic meter (commonly associated with the cult of Dionysus), this ironic work is at the same the most significant early account of the wines of the Veneto. Herein we find the earliest evidence of the cultivation of Prosecco in Veneto (see p. 29), specifically the "melaromatico Prosecco" produced by Count Gelio Ghellini (the dedicatee of this volume) at his estate near Monte Berico. While effectively a parody of an ancient Dionysian poem, these verses serve as a pretext for discussing and rating more than thirty wines in the Vicenza region, with passionate descriptions of the flavor, color, and clarity of particular wines, and the palatial estates from which they originate. "Il Roccolo" is a document of extraordinary testimonial value, offering us an unprecedented view of mid-18th century Vicenza viticulture, and inviting further research perspectives and even rediscovery. Count Ghellini was patriarch of one of the most powerful families of Vicenza. The work was composed in honor of the marriage of Ghellini's daughter Elena with Count Simandio Chiericati. In approximately 1300 verses we find Bacchus on a long pilgrimage from Florence to Vicenza, his final and most rewarding resting place where he finds gratification in the arms of the nymph Caledonia, surrounded by the most beautiful landscape in Italy, and an endless supply of the finest wines anywhere in the world. "Il Roccolo" continues to be appreciated not only for its poetic value, but for its significant contribution to the viticulture of Italy prior to the devastating phylloxera plague that arrived in Vicenza ca. 1880. The author, Valeriano Canati (1706-1787) was an "homme de lettres" and a member of the Olympian Academy. As a priest, his authorship of the present Bacchian celebration was rather inconvenient, hence the disguise of his identity behind an anagram. According to Rare Book Hub, which as of this writing lists 5,844,118 records in the Rare Book Transaction History, only one other copy of "Il Roccolo" has appeared on the market, and that was 17 years ago at the sale of Feltrinelli Library (Christie's 6/2/1998). The rarity of this book in private ownership is attested by the fact that no less than three facsimiles of it have been published, namely in 1971 (Accademia italiana della cucina, Milan), in 2003 (Provincia di Vicenza), and in 2011 under the title "La modernità del pensiero vitivinicolo di Aureliano Acanti nel Roccolo ditirambo (1754)" by Antonio Calò and Angelo Costacurta (Biblioteca La Vigna, Vicenza). NB: The description of this book given by OCLC is utterly absurd ("An ode to hunting with hounds, with an introduction discussing hunting and country life, and a detailed plan of the imaginary gardens surrounding the fortress"). REFERENCE: Lapiccirella 140.

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        "Dictionary of love. In which is contained, the explanation of most of the terms used in that language."

      Dublin: printed in the year. 1754. "First Dublin edition, and second edition overall; 16mo, pp. xii, [204]; contemporary and likely original calf-backed boards, red morocco label; joints cracked, cords holding. First published in London the previous year and of that ESTC locates 10 copies - 6 in the U.S.). This Dublin edition, likely a piracy, is known by two copies only: Cambridge University and University of Chicago. Translated by the author of Fanny Hill, and based on a French text by J.F. Dreux de Rodier which was first published in 1741. As such, it is the first dictionary of its kind in English. Dr. Roger Lonsdale, of Balliol College, Oxford, was able to attribute this work to Cleland from an examination of the Bodleian copy of the Monthly Review in which Griffiths (the publisher of the London edition) annotated the reviews, sometimes with the names of otherwise anonymous authors. In November, 1753 Ralph Griffiths, himself a publisher of editions of Fanny Hill, published The Dictionary of Love. He reviewed it in the Monthly Review in December, 1753 where he annotated the opening sentence of the review changing ""ingenious author"" to ""Mr. Cleland."" Lonsdale notes that the 10-page preface is by Cleland and that about a quarter of the definitions are also his, the rest being translations from the French. Unknown to Alston, who lists the first edition as well as the later London editions (1776; 1777; 1787; 1795). It was still in print as late as 1824, and there was a Philadelphia edition of 1798. Alston IX, 317 (citing the first edition). See Lonsdale, Roger, New Attributions to John Cleland in The Review of English Studies, New Series, Vol. XXX, no. 119, August 1979, pp. 285-87"

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        Zergliederung der Schönheit Die schwankenden Begriffe von dem Geschmack festzusetzen, geschrieben von Wilhelm Hogarth.

      Christian Friedrich Voß, Berlin und Potsdam 1754 - gr. 8° 111 S., Kulturgeschichte Kunstgeschichte Hogarth. Kulturgeschichte Kunstgeschichte Hogarth Oganzpergament guter Zustand

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        Mutter Maria mit dem Jesusknaben im Arm über Wolken.

      - Pinsel in Grau, über roter Kreide, auf Bütten, unten signiert und datiert „J. Wit f. 1754". 17,7:14,4 cm. – Papier etwas vergilbt. Sehr reizvolle Zeichnung, die im Todesjahr des Künstlers entstanden ist. Nach einem Studium in Antwerpen und paralleler intensiver Beschäftigung mit Werken von P.P. Rubens (1577-1640) kehrte Jacob de Wit in seine Heimatstadt zurück. Hier bekam er bald Aufträge für Wand- und Deckendekorationen von Privathäusern und Kirchen, die ihn rasch zu großem Ansehen verhalfen.

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        Dell' origine e fundazion de' seggi di Napoli.

      Neapel, Raffaele Gessari, 1754. - 4to. 3 parts in one vol. (8), 301, (13); (4), 40; 8, 84 pp. With engr. title page, 29 small and 9 large armorial woodcuts in the text (two of the latter on half-titles) as well as numerous initials. 19th-c. marbled half calf with giltstamped red label to spine. Second edition, first published in 1644: the history of the Neapolitan "seggi" (seats), i.e., municipal wards or decentralized, neighborhood-based political organizations. "Who one was in Naples was inextricably linked to where one was from. One's residence or affiliation within one of the city's five noble districts (seggio of Capuana, Montagna, Nido, Porto, or Portanova) or its lone popular district (seggio del popolo), as much as one's right of precedence in the order of march in parades and processions, reflected one's status or honor among fellow citizens and one's place in the local social and political structure" (Marino, Becoming Neapolitan, p. 3f.). As the seggi archives in the Archivio di Stato were destroyed during WWII, this text remains one of the principal contemporary accounts of the organization of the seggi. Both early editions being excessively rare, it was reprinted in 2005 by Paolo Piccolo. - Includes, with separate title-pages, "Sopplimento all' apologia del terminio" and "Della varieta della fortuna". The woodcuts show the arms of the various seggi as well as those of the noble families associated with them. - Variously browned throughout due to paper. From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. ICCU NAPE\001235. Cf. Cat. de la Bibliothèque de M. Libri (Paris 1857), no. 5337-5339 (1644 first ed.).

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        Le spectateur ou Le Socrate Moderne, où l'on voit un portrait naïf des moeurs de ce siècle Traduit de l'anglois Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée d'un nouveau volume

      Paris, Merigot, 1754-1755. 9 vols. Smal 8vo (17x10 cm). Contemporary marbled calf, gilt ornamental borders on covers and dentelle inside, spines richly gilt, with morocco title-vignettes, edges gilt. - (leather sl. rubbed, sl. worn) Although still very good set. See picture. Vol. 1: (iv), 536 pp.; vol. 2: (iv),472 pp.; vol. 3: (iv),454 pp.; vol. 4: (iv),456 pp.; vol. 5: (iv),468 pp.; vol. 6: (iv), 466 pp.; vol. 7: (iv),478 pp.; vol. 8: (xii),484 pp.; vol. 9: Supplément: (ii: blank), (vi), 422 pp. - Covers almost all aspects of early 18th century social life.

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger anderer Länder.

      - 3 Bände. Übers. v. Christian Ernst von Windheim. Verlag des Stifthauses, Erlangen 1754-55. 13 Bl., 458 S.; 22 Bl., 375 S. u. 15 Bl., 428 ., 10 Bl. mit 3 gest. Titeln u. 178 (statt 180) teils gefaltete Kupfer-Tafeln u. -Karten. 4°. Pergamentbände d. Zt. mit Rückentitel. Berieben u. bestoßen, etwas fleckig u. verzogen, Bd. 1 mit Nagespur an einer Ecke. Wenige Bl. etwas knittrig, einige Falttaf. mit kl. Einriss. Insegesamt gutes breitrandiges Exemplar. – Erste dt. Ausgabe. – Ausführliche und fundierte Reisebeschreibung des englischen Gelehrten Pococke von seiner Orientreise in den Jahren 1737-42. Beschrieben werden Ägypten und Äthiopien in Band I, Palästina, Syrien, Mesopotamien und Zypern in Band II, sowie Griechenland, die ägäischen Inseln, Kleinasien und einige Regionen von Italien, Deutschland, Böhmen, Ungarn und Österreich in Band III. – Sein Hauptaugenmerk galt den Kulturresten der Antike. Mit dem klassischen Schrifttum wohlvertraut, wanderte er von Ruine zu Ruine und hielt deren Grund- und Aufrisse zeichnerisch fest, ohne die neuen baulichen und anderen Verhältnisse ganz zu vernachlässigen. Als Kopte verkleidet, fuhr der den Nil bis Aussuan hinauf, eine damals noch gefahrvolle und strapaziöse Reise. Er schiffte sich in Damitta ein und fuhr über Jerusalem, Syrien, Mesopotamien, Zypern, Kreta nach Konstantinopel. – Henze IV, 144 f. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'origine apostolica della chiesa milanese, e del rito della stessa provata colla tradizione immemorabile, e con documenti parte editi, e parte sin'ora inediti

      Milan: nella Regia Ducal Corte 4to (21.5 cm, 8.46"). [vi] ff., 372, [2] pp.. 1754 Only edition of this history of the Milanese Church, in Italian, by the prefect of Milan's Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Nicolò Sormani (d. ca. 1777); he affirms its apostolic origin, i.e., the legend of St. Barnaba, chiefly by way of a syllogism declaring the authority of oral tradition — that a tradition is true if it is antique and there is no reason to doubt it; that the legend of St. Barnaba's founding the Church is old and inscrutable; and that therefore her legend is true — though an appendix supplies the reader with original documents he nonetheless cites, and an editor's note observes that he himself translated many of them from Latin into Italian for the first time. With this publication, Sormani continued his quest to quell the belligerent hordes of sophists and provocateurs who questioned ecclesiastical traditions, having first published a treatise on the subject in 1740 (De origine apostolica ecclesia Mediolanensis a s. Barnaba apostolo deducta), as the first dissertation in a two-part volume; but this is the only production in the vernacular. The Italian text is accompanied by citations and original documentation, which is in both Italian and, mostly, Latin; it is printed in roman and italic, with one large floriated woodcut initial and a decorative headpiece at the beginning of the first chapter. The final leaf contains the imprimatur and errata. Searches of NUC Pre-1956 and WorldCat locate only two copies in U.S. libraries, one of which has been deaccessioned. Contemporary vellum over boards with four laces visible on covers at spine extremities, gilt title in painted spine compartment, red marbled edges; binding somewhat soiled and bumped and a bit warped, with light worming not penetrating the leather. Title rubbed affecting a few letters; a light brown stain running along the gutter on two leaves and a crescent stain at the bottom of one other not affecting text; small tears at a couple of outer margins; and a handful of natural paper flaws, especially notable to two leaves that literally came up short in the press and therefore have "deckle" lower edges. Old pressure-stamps to title-leaf and a few others, a five-digit accession number stamped in two places, old library pencillings, indications of removed bookplates and card pocket; minor dampstaining, foxing, and age-toning throughout, most notable in the first and last two gatherings. Recital of faults and "library features" makes this sound much less appealing than it is. It is => a sound, attractive, pleasing book.

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        Serious reflections on the dangerous tendency of the common practice of card-playing; especially of the game of All-Fours, as it hath been publickly play'd at Oxford, in this present year of our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his friend Abraham Mixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple

      London: W. Owen. [1754]. 8vo., 24pp., well bound in modern boards with morocco labels on both upper cover and spine, lettered in gilt. First edition: scarce, although, not surprisingly, ESTC shows many copies in Oxford libraries. Jessel 1517 (commenting that this is 'an amusing political skit'). This was written in response to the overwhelming popularity of card-playing brought about by the marketing of Edmond Hoyle's prolific publications on card games, including whist, brag and quadrille. The author's view was that any man had a right to do what he liked with his money - however careless, irresponsible or risky such investments might be. 'For my part,' he writes, 'I have always look'd upon a gaming-house in no other light than as an office of conveyancing, where gentlemen may go, and transact business of this sort, without the forms and incumbrances of the law, and (as you will allow) with as little danger of being cheated, as in the more regular, and legitimate method. But gaming may subsist very well without card-playing, as they have not the least necessary dependence on, or connection with each other. Gaming is nothing but the hazarding a sum of money, on the decision of any dubious question, which is frequently call'd betting .....'. So the author uses card-playing and gambling as a metaphor for political machinations - Kings, Queen, Knaves and the rest.

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        Analogia Veteris et Novi Testamenti

      Lovaina: Lovanii, apud Martinum Van Overbeke, 1754. 4to.menor; XV-448 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE BOOK OF COMMON-PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

      London: Printed for the Proprietors, and sold by James Hodges, 1754. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. [684] pp. plus four plates (including frontispiece), as called for. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt rules, raised bands, gilt leather label. Modern bookplate in front pastedown and small monogram inkstamp in frontispiece leaf recto and title page, earlier inkstamp of Cornwall House in front free endpaper. Front joint split at head of spine, some edgwear to binding, reinforcement of front hinge in clear tape, minor worming in lower margin of first twelve leaves. Contents bright and clean. Very good. Scarce first collected edition, complete with four plates. The plates depict St. Paul's Cathedral, worshipers at the Church of St. Margaret at Westminster Abbey, the Last Supper, and the Baptism of Jesus. Issued in weekly parts between 1752 and 1754 "as that the common people could purchase it with ease, and neither the price nor size might affright them from pursuing it," the book was intended to provide a detailed explanation of Anglican liturgy through extensive historical and theological annotation of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The DNB describes the author, Ferdinando Warner (1703-1768), an Anglican minister based in London and later Surrey, as "much esteemed as a popular preacher, and his writings show him to have been a man of wide learning and more than ordinary ability." DNB 59, p. 393. ESTC T154488.

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        Alexii Symmachi Mazochii Neapolit. ecclesiae canonici, regii sacrae scripturae interpretis commentariorum in regii Herculanensis musei Aeneas tabulas Heracleenses.

      - Neapoli, ex officina Benedicti Gessari, 1754-1755, voll. 2 legati in 1, in-folio, leg. coeva in piena pelle (mancanza al rivestimento in pelle in alcuni punti, consunzioni), pp. XIV, 252 - [3] da 256 a 600. Con una carta geografica della Magna Grecia e 10 tavv. incise in rame ripiegate f.t. Edizione originale. Brunet III, 1561, Lozzi I, 1478, Platneriana, p. 123, Cicognara, 2682 (con solo 5 tavv.). Importante trattato di epigrafia relativo alle tavole bronzee di Eraclea. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung des Morgenlandes und einiger anderer Länder. Aus dem Englischen übersetzet durch Ch.E. von Windheim.

      Erlangen, Breitkopf, 1754/55. - 3 Bde. 4°. Mit 3 gestoch. Titeln und 178 Tafeln, Karten und Grundrissen. Lederbände der Zeit mit RSch. Wenige Seiten etwas fleckig. Die Tafeln in Band 3 lose. Im 2. Band 2 Inschriftentafeln zusätzlich eingebunden. Im Verzeichnis nicht erwähnt. Gut erhaltene Ausgabe des bedeutenden Orient-Reisewerkes.

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        Traité des sensations

      De Bure l'aîné 1754 - - De Bure l'aîné, Londres et se vend à Paris 1754, in-12 (10,5x17cm), vj ; 345pp. et (4) 335pp. (1), 2 volumes reliés. - Édition originale. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau fauve aux armes non identifiées. Dos lisses richement ornés de motifs à la grotesque dorés et de figures chimériques (hydres) dorées en queue. Plats encadrés de triples filets dorés, armes frappées au centre. Roulette dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches marbrées. Charnières restaurées. Ouvrage majeur de l'abbé de Condillac et l'un des textes centraux du sensualisme français. De la bibliothèque Emmanuel-Pierre Rodocanachi, avec ses ex-libris gravés. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binders of the time in full calf fawn with the Duke of Aumont weapons. spine smooth ornate patterns on golden grotesque and fanciful figures (hydras) golden tail. boards framed triple gilt fillets, arms stamped in the center. All marbled edges. Major work of the Abbé de Condillac and one of the central texts of French sensuality. vj ; 345pp. et (4) 335pp. (1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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