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2017-10-16 12:48:54
DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, Antoine-Nicolas;
Paris, De Bure l'aîné, 1755 In-12 de 20, 364 pp., veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné de caisson de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale de ce guide des châteaux d'Ile-de-France. Elle est ornée d'un frontispice gravé par Huquier.Antoine-Nicolas Dezallier d'Argenville (1732-1796), présente ici les nombreux châteaux qui entouraient Paris et dont la plupart a aujourd'hui malheureusement disparu. Ainsi à côté de Versailles ou de Fontainebleau, sont dépeintes plus de soixante prestigieuses demeures, parmi lesquelles les châteaux des Ternes, de la Meute (La Muette), de Passy, de Madrid, d'Issy, de Bellevue, de Meudon, de Marly, de Saint-Cloud, de Clagny, de Sceaux, de Berny, de Choisy etc.Dans sa préface, l'auteur décrit son ouvrage comme la suite de son précédent livre, le Voyage pittoresque de Paris : "Après avoir ouvert aux Etrangers & aux Amateurs des Beaux-Arts, les Temples, les Palais & les cabinets de cette grande ville, ils étaient pour ainsi dire, en droit d'exiger que je les conduisisse dans les belles maisons qui embellissent ses environs. Il y verront des beautés différentes. C'est moins en effet le triomphe de la Peinture, de la Sculpture & de l'Architecture, que celui du Jardinage".Bel exemplaire en reliure de l'époque.Lacombe (cat.), 3165. - Von Schlosser, p. 494.
Bookseller: Librairie Laurent Coulet [France, Paris]
2017-10-16 12:34:50
ROUSSEAU, Jean Jaques.
Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos [Malaga, Spain]
2017-10-16 12:34:49
ROUSSEAU, J. Jacques
Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO [Modena, MODEN, Italy]
2017-10-16 12:34:11
[EILENBURG, Christian Heinrich]
Engraved arms on title, an engraved headpiece depicting the Zwinger, & two engraved folding plates. 1 p.l., 101, [1] pp. Large 4to, cont. mottled & polished sheep (minor browning), spine gilt, leather lettering piece on spine. Dresden & Leipzig: G.C. Walther, 1755. First edition, and a fine large paper copy, of the "first separate catalogue of the Dresden natural history collections housed in the magnificent baroque Zwinger (built by Poeppelmann in 1711), which also accommodated the Dresden print cabinet. This catalogue is one of the fruits of Augustus the Strong's reorganisation of the old Dresden Wunderkammer into a number of specialised collections. The collection of ancient marbles was similarly catalogued in 1733, and the prehistoric and mineralogical collections in 1749; other departments of the museum followed in the nineteenth century… "Fossils and petrifactions, animal skeletons and specimens, corals and shells were all represented in profusion, but oddities and natural curiosities still abound in the form of 'Missgeburten', peculiarly shaped plants, and two pieces of gold and silver supposedly transmuted from copper and lead by Johann Friedrich Boettger, better known for his rediscovery of the art of making porcelain. The final chapter is devoted to a model of Solomon's temple, constructed over a period of twenty years from Biblical references by a Hamburg gentleman named Schott. The model had been admired by Peter the Great and exhibited in London where a pamphlet about it was issued in 1725. The folding plates give ground-plans of the Zwinger."-G … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. [US]
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2017-10-16 12:24:09
BELLIN NICOLAS/HOMANN HEIRS.
Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini [Verona, VR, Italy]
2017-10-16 12:23:04
Album amicorum. - Pommern Königsberg - Masson 1751 - 1755
Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens [Berlin, Germany]
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2017-10-16 12:23:03
HARTLEY ( D.)
Bookseller: Librairie Jousseaume (SLAM/ILAB) [Paris, France]
2017-10-16 12:23:03
HARTLEY ( D.)
Bookseller: Librairie Jousseaume (SLAM/ILAB) [Paris, France]
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2017-10-16 12:23:03
HARTLEY ( D.)
Bookseller: Librairie Jousseaume (SLAM/ILAB) [Paris, France]
2017-10-16 12:19:45
Éon de Beaumont, Charles de, French diplomat, spy, soldier and Freemason (1728-1810)
Tonnerre, d. d. ? S. Large 8vo. Receipt for household expenses for "Mlle. D?Éon", here "pour poisson". - Éon de Beaumont was a French transsexual political adventurer, secret agent of Louis XV in Russia (1755), then minister to England. The term "eonism" denoting the tendency to adopt the costume and manners of the opposite sex, is derived from his name. Despite d'Éon's wearing a dragoon's uniform all the time, there were rumors that he was actually a woman, and a betting pool was started on the London Stock Exchange about his true sex. D'Éon finally claimed to be physically not a man, but a woman, and demanded recognition by the government as such. King Louis XVI and his court complied, but demanded that d'Éon dress appropriately and wear women's clothing. D'Éon agreed, especially when the king granted him funds for a new wardrobe. Overall, Charles d?Éon spent his first 49 years as a man, and his last 33 years as a woman. Upon death, a council of physicians discovered that d'Éon's body was anatomically male. - Lower margin with tiny paper defect.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Austria]
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2017-10-16 12:12:05
ROUSSELOT, -- .
[No place or date; Paris:] De l'Imprimerie de Gissey. FIRST EDITION of the first book on podiatry or surgery of the foot as an independent speciality, and extraordinarily rare. G&M 9190: "Because of the non-standard title page without mention of place, publisher or date, the pamphlet seems to have been intended to have been given away by the author." In his introductory remarks Rousselot argues for an independent surgical approach to diseases of the feet, which he says is an entirely neglected aspect of surgery currently in the hands of untrained women and maladroit charlatans. He argues for it to be raised to the status of dentists and hernia surgeons. After this important and committed preface, Rousselot gives medical descriptions of the different corns and their surgical treatments. "He wrote three books, Mémoire sur les cors des pieds, 1755 (no copy of this book has ever been traced) and further books in 1762 [Nouvelles observations, ou méthode certaine sur le traitement des cors, 45 pages, G&M 4302.1] and 1769 [Toilette des Pieds]. His contribution was not a great one as he was too much influenced by Turner, but his remedies show common sense" (J.C. Dagnall, "The history of chiropodial literature", in The Chiropodist, 1965). As J.C. Dagnall wrote in 1965, no copy of this book was then known, and he himself constantly sought for a copy, but in vain. Since then and with improved knowledge of library holdings three copies have come to light, at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Harvard and Erfurt. The present copy is the only one known to have appeared for sale.12m … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [United Kingdom]
2017-10-16 12:09:39
KÄSTNER, Abraham Gotthelf.
With engr. title-vignette by G. L. Crusius showing a bearded scholar with a telescope, and 22 engr. folding plates. Title, 10 unn. leaves, 531 pp., (5) pp. table of contents and errata. 4to. Contemp. plain boards (somewhat rubbed). Altenburg, Richter, 1755. First German edition of Robert Smith's (1689-1768) "A compleat system of opticks in four books", 1738. It was translated and revised by Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (1719-1800), professor of mathematics at Leipzig, later of mathematics and physics at Göttingen, teacher of Lessing and Lichtenberg, friend of Gottsched. Smith's work "became probably the most influential optical textbook of the eighteenth century. It was also published in Dutch in 1753, in German in 1755, and in two different French translations in 1767" (DSB). The work consists of two books, a general text on light, reflection, the eye, colors etc.; and a second book divided into three parts: analytical catoptrics, analytical dioptrics, and the manufacturing of optical instruments; the remaining texts are Kästner's own contributions. - Light browning throughout, otherwise a good, wide-margined copy. - Poggendorff I, 1219; DSB XII, 477 (Smith) and VII, 206 (Kästner). SCIENCE: OPTICS
Bookseller: Antiquariat Hellmut Schumann [CH]
2017-10-16 12:09:12
LA FONTAINE, J(ean) de.
Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert for Desaint & Saillant, and Durant, 1755-59. With engr. frontispiece by C. N. Cochin after Jean-Baptiste Oudry and N. Dupuis, 275 plates (c. 280 x 210 mm) after J.-B. Oudry, engraved by Aubert, Aveline, Baquoy, Beauvais, Beauvarlet, Cars, Chedel, Chenu, Chevillet, Cochin, Elisabeth Cousinet, Dupuis, Duret, de Fehrt, Fessart, Flipart, Floding, Gaillard, Galimard, Lebas, Legrand, Lemire, Lempereur, Marvie, Menil, Moitte, Ouvrier, Pasquier, Pelettier, Pitre-Martenaise, Poletnich, Prévost, Radigues, Riland, Rode, Salvador, Sornique, Surugue, Tardieu, and Teucher, and 119 woodcut culs-de-lampe by Papillon and Le Sieur after Jean-Jacques Bachelier. Large folio (size of leaves 410 x 275 mm). 19th century half morocco, backs in seven compartments richly gilt (minor repairs to corners). Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert for Desaint & Saillant, and Durant, 1755-59. First Oudry edition of "one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books" (Ray). The first plate accompanying "Le Singe et le Léopard" (vol. III, following page 112) is in the second state. This magnificent and very luxurious edition, financed among others by King Louis XV "gehört zu den schönsten und kostbarsten Editionen Frankreichs im 18. Jahrhundert auf dem Gebiete des illustrierten Buches ... Bis auf den heutigen Tag sind künstlerisches Niveau und bibliophiler Rang dieser Edition unbestritten" (Weinreich). It was the enterprise of De Montenault, who thought Oudry's (1686-1755) original designs not entirely suited for the purpose. Cochin was given a free hand to rework them … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hellmut Schumann Antiquariat [Zurich, Switzerland]
2017-10-16 11:57:48
Gellert, Christian Fürchtegott, Dichter (1715-1769)
Bookseller: Antiquariat Susanne Koppel Einzelunternehmen [DE]
2017-10-16 11:55:43
BARETTI, Giuseppe.
with a literal Translation and Grammatical Notes ... for the Use of those who ... attempt to learn it without a Master ... London, Printed for A. Millar,1755. in-8, pp. XI, (1), 467, (1), leg. coeva in p. pelle, tassello granata al dorso a nervi. Prima edizione dell'opera di Giuseppe Baretti (1719-1789) in cui il letterato di origine torinese propone una selezione di alcuni brani di 37 celebri autori italiani (tra cui Castiglione, Machiavelli, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Tasso, Michelangelo, Petrarca) con traduzione inglese a fronte. Il lavoro prevede anche l'inserimento di alcuni sonetti di Milton in italiano; probabilmente il Baretti li tradusse sotto il suggerimento di Johnson, suo maestro e punto di riferimento dopo il trasferimento a Londra nel 1751. Johnson viene ritenuto autore dell'Introduzione e, secondo alcuni critici, anche delle note alle pp. 48 e 198. Ottimo esempl.. Courtney and Nicholl Smith 73..
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco [IT]
2017-10-16 11:50:41
CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Rome: Stamperia Pagliarini, 1755. First edition thus. New/Splendid "Bolognese School" edition of the Offices of the Virgin, illustrated throughout with full page engravings after the Bolognese masters who emanated from the Caracci studios in the 16th and 17th centuries, and who defined European artistic sensibilities for subsequent generations. This copy bears the bookplate of Henry J. Heinz (1844-1919), the German-American entrepreneur who founded the H. J. Heinz company in Pittsburgh, and who made a fortune in ketchup and other prepared foods. . Octavo (23 cm); 5 parts in one volume, each part with separate title page and pagination. Complicated pagination resolving into 192, 32 (of 33) leaves, lacking final leaf D8*, directions to the binder. Roman and italic types. Title page and first two section titles printed in red and black with repeated engraved vignette of the adoration; third section title printed in black with engraved vignette of death. In all, 4 engraved vignettes and 15 full-page engraved illustrations after the rock stars of the Bolognese school, including Guido Reni, Ludovico Caracci, Guercino, Pietro Facini, Francesco Albani, Baldassare Palaninus, and others. 28 woodcut headpieces, 18 woodcut tailpieces, and 25 woodcut initials (all with some repeats), woodcut initial frames throughout, a few typographic tailpieces and ornaments.Bound in contemporary mottled calf, stamped in gilt on both boards and spine; edges gilt; later large silver (?) hinge clasps and plates. Joints, corners, and spine ends expertly reinforced. Free endleaves apparently la … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio [U.S.A.]
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2017-10-16 11:45:54
Conrad Malte-brun
Conrad Malte-Brun Géographie Universelle Album de son vrai nom danois Malthe Conrad Bruun né en 1755 mort en 1826 il devint célèbre avec sa Géographie universelle en 6 volumes. ici nous vendons l'album composé de 59 gravures sur acier de différentes villes du monde publié sous la Restauration. les frères Rouargue ont contribué à dessiner et graver différentes villes du monde : Deblee Lelaisse Le Petit Outhwaite publié par Furne à Paris parmi les villes du monde Paris Bordeaux Marseille Mexico New York Canton Naples Palerme Lisbonne Madrid Cadix Milan Bruxelles Constantinople Varsovie Dresde Gênes Saint jean d'acre Jaffa Florence Ferrare Venise Pise Malte très bel ouvrage exemplaire en bel état dimensions de la page 27 cm x 17 cm la première gravure sur Paris est piquée par des rousseurs
Bookseller: Librairie Hyperion [France]
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2017-10-16 11:43:54
FORBONNAIS, FRANCOIS VERON DE (anonym) :
Marseille, Carapatria, 1755. - 153 S., marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit neuerem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt (Kanten nur minimal berieben), S. 9 etwas fleckig, kl. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. Erste Ausgabe der seltenen Schrift. "Sein praktisches Verständnis der gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Situation, der er sich gegenübersah, war sein größtes Verdienst" (Schumpter, Geschichte der ökon. Analyse, S. 233). In seinen 'Questions' zeigt er am Beispiel des französischen Handels in der Levante die Vorteile des Freihandels und des Bevölkerungswachstums. "Forbonnais showed himself in other respects so sound an economist and financier, and so distinctly opposed to all crotchets, that he has left behind him a well-deserved reputation. His works are read and quoted even at the present day. He was consulted by all the influential politicians, and by all the great administators of his time." (Palgrave). - Innendeckel mit dem gest. ex libris des 'Majorats Meuselwitz', Titelblatt verso und eine weitere Seite mit gelöschtem Bibliotheksstempel, S. 9 etwas braunfleckig, sonst schönes, frisches Exemplar. (Higgs 1034 - INED 4440 - Kress 5438 - Goldsmiths 9027 - Einaudi 1926). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach [Germany]
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2017-10-16 11:39:50
(BOYER D'ARGENS JEAN BAPTISTE, Marquis de)
chez Pierre Poaupie, 1755. Sei volumi di cm. 14,5, pp. 2.000 ca. complessive. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Ex libris nobiliare. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Tipica espressione della visione e dello spirito illuministico del tempo.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [IT]
2017-10-16 11:34:04
Lemery, Louis
Paris, Durand, 1755. 12°. LXXX, 552 p.; titre, 595 p., 5 p .n.ch. approbation, privilège et errata. Reliure demi veau d'époque avec deux tomaissons et décor doré, avec le nom "de Saussure" au dos. 2 vol. Vicaire 513-514. - Troisieme edition, fortement augmentee de ce traite qui avait d'abord paru en un volume en 1702 puis en 1705. Louis Lemery, ne en 1677, était le fils du célèebre chimiste Nicolas Lemery. Il exerca pendant 33 ans à l'Hotel-Dieu. Fruits, legumes, épices et condiments, viandes et gibiers, lait, beurre, volailles ... boissons: vins, cidres, hydromel, biere, cafe, chocolat, the... - Avec la signature autographe de (Horace Bénédict ?) de Saussure sur les titres. - Papier légèrement bruni. - Bel exemplaire. Dritte wesentlich erweiterte und vollständigste Ausgabe nach 1702 und 1705. Louis Lemery (geb. 1677) war der Sohn des berühmten Chemikers Nicolas Lemery und wirkte als Arzt während 33 Jahren im Hotel-Dieu in Paris. Eine unerschöpfliche Fundgrube zur Geschichte der Lebensmittel: Früchte, Gemüse, Gewürze, Fleisch, Wild, Fisch (Würmer, Schlangen, Insekten), Getränke: Wein, Bier, Kaffee, Tee usw. - Exemplar aus dem Besitz der Familie de Saussure mit dem Namen auf den Einbandrücken und handschriftlich von (Horace Bénédicte, dem Alpinisten ?) auf den Titeln. - Papier leicht gebräunt. - Gutes Exemplar [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat [Switzerland]
2017-10-16 11:31:40
D'ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon (1697-1782)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2017-10-16 11:31:39
DOUGLASS, William (1691-1752)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2017-10-16 11:31:39
D'ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon (1697-1782) - Thomas JEFFERYS (1719-71)
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2017-10-16 11:30:38
Schreiber, Johann Georg
Mit 111 (statt 120) altkolor. gest. Karten (inkl. Titel). Leipzig, J. G. Schreiber, um 1755. Quer-4to. (20,2 x 28,0 cm). 1 typogr. Blatt Inhalt. Halbpergamentband d. Zt. Die Griechenlandkarte datiert "1749", 15 Karten mit dem Hinweis auf die Erben, also erst nach Schreibers Tod 1750 erschienen. Zusätzlich eingebunden eine Karte der englischen u. französischen Besitzungen in Nordamerika, auf der das erst 1758 an England gefallene Cape Breton noch zu Frankreich gezählt wird. - Enthalten sind: Meilenzeiger, Weltkarte, Asien, Afrika, Amerika, Frankreich, Provence, Großbritannien, Holland, Österr. Niederlande, Flandern, Braband, Limburg, Schweiz, Italien, Mailand, Genua, Florenz, Korsika, Savoyen, Piemont, Deutschland, Böhmen und Schlesien, Böhmen, Prag, Leitmeritz, Ellenbogen, Glatz, Schlesien, Breslau, Oels, Brieg, Lauer u. Liegnitz, Schweidnitz, Sagan, Wohlau, Groß-Glogau, Mähren, Österreich, Tyrol, Bayern, Salzburg, Franken, Ober- u. Nieder-Rhein, Nieder-Hessen, Niedersachsen, Holstein, Lüneburg, Mecklenburg, Sachsen, Kurkreis Sachsen, Wittenberg, Jüterbog, Annaburg u. Schweinitz, Gommern u. Barby, Doelitsch u. Bitterfeld, Weissenfels, Kreis Meissen, Amt Meissen, Oschatz, Dresden, Senfftenberg, Stolpen, Gross-Hayn, Mühlberg, Torgau, Leipziger Kreis, Leipzig Amt, Borna u. Pegau, Rochlitz u. Nossen, Wurtzen, Pirna, Voigtsberg, Plauen, Arnshaug u. Triptis, Waida, Graitz u. Schlaitz, Altenburg, Merseburg, Zeitz, Freyberg, Camburg, Mannsfeld, Sachsenburg, Weimar, Gotha u. Eisenach, Schwartzburg, Hildburghausen, Eichsfeld, Oberlausitz, Priebus, Niederlausitz, Guben, Sorau, Branden … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Meinhard Knigge [DE]
2017-10-16 11:29:11
(AUCTION CATALOGUES: MEAD, Richard, M.D.)
Which, (by Order of the Executors) Will be Sold by Auction, By Mr. Langford, At his House in the Great Piazza, Covent-Garden, On Monday the 13th of January 1755, and the Thirteen following Evenings… 30 pp. 8vo, cont. calf (well-rebacked), sides decorated in gilt. London: A. Langford, 1755. [bound with]: (-). Museum Meadianum, sive, Catalogus Nummorum, Veteris Aevi Monumentorum, ac Gemmarum, Cum aliis quibusdam Artis recentioris et Naturae operibus; quae vir clarissimus Richardus Mead, M.D. nuper defunctus comparaverat. [Compiled by George North]. Engraved frontis. 2 p.l., 262 pp. 8vo. London: A. Langford, n.d. [1755]. [bound with]: (-). A Catalogue of the Genuine and Entire Collection of Valuable Gems, Bronzes, Marble and other Busts and Antiquities, of the late Doctor Mead. Which (by Order of the Executors) Will be sold by Auction, By Mr. Langford…On Tuesday the 11th of this Instant March 1755, and the four following Days. 15 pp. 8vo. London: 1755. [bound with]: (-). A Catalogue of Pictures, consisting of Portraits, Landscapes, Sea-Pieces, Architecture, Flowers, Fruits, Animals, Histories, of the late Richard Mead, M. D. Sold by Auction on March 20, 21, and 22, M.DCC.LIV. xv pp. 8vo. London: 1755. A wonderful and complete set, bound together, of the catalogues of Dr. Richard Mead's art collections, sold after his death. The first two catalogues are quite uncommon on the market and the final two catalogues are distinctly rare. Each catalogue has been ruled in red and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Not only was Richard Mead … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. [US]
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2017-10-16 11:11:00
VOLTAIRE)
Bookseller: Libreria Magnanet [montepulciano, Italy]
2017-10-16 11:11:00
(VOLTAIRE)
1755. 16°(cm.17.5). pp.(4) 161-3 bb. Elegante mz. pelle muta 800sca. con angoli. fregi a secco agli angoli e al dorso. In barbe. Strappetto senza mancanze con un antico restauro al marg. interno del front. e della c. della pref. Lievi alone al marg. interno bianco e rariss. fioriture. Una lieve macchia d'inch. al taglio laterale di alcune carte. Si tratta di una delle 2 ediz. di Lovanio. dello stesso anno (1755). che terminano entrambe con 3 linee di puntolini e motto Caetera desunt. descritte da Brunet e Bengesco (vedi sotto). La Pucelle d'Orléans. uno dei capolavori di Voltaire. è una sarcastica parodia del poema cavalleresco. in stile epico a imitazione dell'Ariosto. ma canta una Giovanna d'Arco. rozza popolana. con seri problemi a mantenersi pura e la narrazione diventa un pretesto per episodi osceni e fantastici. Voltaire la compose prima del 1737. ma l'op. fu stampata. contro la sua volontà nel 1755 e finì all'Indice nel 1757. [Barbier. Dictionn. des ouvr. anonyme...(1824). III 15076 cita la "nouvelle édit. ... Louvain (Francfort). 1756" attribuita a Voltaire. Brunet V 1361 questa ediz.: "cette édit. finit par trois lignes des points et ces mots: Caetera desunt. Voltaire. qui l'a désavouée. supposait qu'elle avait été imprimée à Francfort et donnée au public par Maubert ex-capucin.". Bengesco. Voltaire. bibliogr. de ses oeuvres (Paris 1882) 478: "En 1749. nous apprend Longchamp. M.me du Châtelet. qui avait depuis longtemps une copie de la Pucelle. écrite de sa propre main. voulut imprimer secrètement ce poème à Cirey... Il est difficile de donner créance a se récit.. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Magnanet [IT]
2017-10-16 11:08:32
Vaissette, J[oseph].
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
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2017-10-16 11:08:32
Vaissette, J[oseph].
1755. 8vo. 12 vols. With 72 engr. maps. Contemp. French full calf with giltstamped labels and gilt spines. All edges red; marbled endpapers. A fine copy of the twelve-volume octavo edition of the most detailed and accurate geography of its day (published simultaneously in four quarto volumes). All the maps are taken from the "Atlas Portatif" (1748-49) of Robert de Vaugondy. The fine map of the Arabian Peninsula is derived, via Vaugondy, from Delisle; "it includes the three classic divisions of the Arabian Peninsula and the following regional subdivisions: Tahama in the south west, Bahrain, which extends along the east coast and includes the town of Cathema, Yemen in the south which includes Oman, the States of the Cherif of Mecca which includes Hagiaz and parts of the centre of the Arabian Peninsula. Although the width of the Red Sea is exaggerated, the Sinai peninsula's shape is very close to reality. The topographical features and watercourses are not very different to how they are shown on other maps of the same period. A town named Naged is shown to the north west of the town of Janama" (Al Ankary). - Some bindings slightly bumped at extremeties. Contemporary ms. ownership "Leon. van Berg" to pastedowns; titles bear stamp of the La Valsainte Charterhouse, Switzerland (dissolved in 1825). Slightly browned. Formerly in the collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Streit 17, p. 252, n. 6198. Brunet VI, 19613. OCLC 34221488. For the map of Arabia cf. Tibbetts 278. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, The Gulf in Historic Maps, S. 162. Al Ankary Collection 338 (all … [Click Below for Full Description]
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