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2017-11-12 13:04:08
SMITH, Adam.
London: for A. Millar, and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, in Edinburgh, 1759. Octavo (203 × 122 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, skilfully rebacked with original spine compartments laid down, red morocco label to style, sides with gilt roll border. Corners restored, first and last leaves tanned in margins from turn-ins, closed tear repaired to leaf C7 without loss, scattered light foxing and a couple of marginal chips, occasional pencil side-ruling and marginal markings; a very good copy. Complete with half-title and errata on last leaf; pp. 317-336 omitted, as issued, text and register complete. First edition, published in April 1759 with a recorded "print run of 1,000 copies" (Sher, Early Editions of Adam's Smith's Books, 13). Smith's first book and his later Wealth of Nations demonstrate "a great unifying principle Smith's ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself in economics in laissez faire" (Spiegel). Smith's famous phrase is first used here that would be repeated in the later work: that self-seeking men are often "led by an invisible hand without knowing it, without intending it, to advance the interest of the society" (Part IV, Chapter 1). "The fruit of his Glasgow years The Theory of Moral Sentiments would be enough to assure the author a respected place among Scottish moral philosophers, and Smith himself ranked it above the Wealth of Nations . Its central idea is the concept, closely related to conscience, of the impartial spectator who helps man to distinguish right from wrong. For the same … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2017-11-11 22:46:45
Original print, plate XII: 'Domitianus'. It shows a bust of Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus (Domitian), the 11th emperor of the Roman Empire. Copperplate etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: This original print originates in an unidentified series of portraits of the Roman emperors.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Carlo Lasinio after an antique bust. Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838) was an Italian engraver, born in Treviso. He mainly worked from Florence. Condition: Very good, given age. Glue remains from mounting to the rear of the plate, some foxing. General age-related toning and thumbing. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: RC-A1-18 The overall size is ca. 10.1 x 14 inch. The image size is ca. 7.9 x 10.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 25.6 x 35.6 cm. The image size is ca. 20 x 27 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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2017-11-11 22:32:37
Plate : 'Temps Calme. - A Paris chez Mondhare rue S. Jacques a l'Hotel Saumur.' Etching and engraving on a thick verge type paper. Description: This is an optical print, also called 'vue optique' or 'vue d'optique', which were made to be viewed through a Zograscope, or other devices of convex lens and mirrors, all of which produced an optical illusion of depth.Artists and Engravers: Published by Louis-Joseph Mondhare, who was a well-known publisher of optical prints, established from around 1759 to 1792 in 'Rue S. Jacques a l'Hotel de Saumur'' in Paris. He was a prolific publisher of 'vues d'optique', issuing some 160 prints in this genre. Condition: Good; general age related toning and light staining. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-P2-07 TPC The overall size is ca. 18.1 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 14.2 x 9.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 46 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 36 x 24.5 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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2017-11-10 23:09:14
FREYER, HIERONYMUS
Halle, verlegt im Waisenhause, 1759. Engraved titlevignette. Leather. 8vo. [XVI], [XLIV], 1056, (88) pp. *leather rubbed, owner's names, small wormwhole, otherwise good condition* Hieronymus Freyer war seit 1705 Inspektor des Pädagogiums in Halle, der Eliteschule unter den Franckeschen Anstalten, die durch ihn erst ihre feste Form und Modellcharakter erhielt. 'Noch größere Verdienst erwarb er sich durch die Bearbeitung nützlicher Schulbücher, die lange Zeit in sehr vielen Schulen gebraucht wurden'. Allgemeine Deutsche Bibliographie. Leizpig, 1878. pp. 367-69. Deutsche biographische Enzyklopädie. München, 1996, 3, 438. Deutscher biographischer Index. München, 1998. 2, 963
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Isis [Netherlands]
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2017-11-09 10:45:10
Schwerin, Graf von
Ohne Verlag 1759 - Gewicht in Gramm: 110 Ohne Verlag, Frankfurt und Lpz., 1759. 128 S. mit 1 gestochenen Titelvignette, 2 Txtvignetten, Pbd. der zeit (etwas berieben und bestossen/vorderer Vorsatz erneuert/name auf Titel/etwas fleckig) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat
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2017-11-08 18:34:48
AA.VV.
Stamperia Gesiniana. Genova 1759 78 p. + 1 h. (19 cm) Enc. pergamino a la romana original. Título y decoración en lomo. Buen estado salvo marca de polilla y mancha en últimas hojas. Elegante impresión con seis sonetos y una canción final. N1 (Ref.18040) italiano religion predicacion poesia
Bookseller: Libros con Historia
2017-11-08 15:21:38
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, (Henri-Louis).
's Gravenhaage, Amsterdam, Ottho van Thol & Gerrit de Groot, 1759.4to. Modern half calf. With title-page printed in red and black with fine engraved title-vignette and 9 engraved head pieces by Nicolas Ozanne and 24 engravings on 23 folding plates. 349,XX pp.First Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1752 Éléments de l'architecture navale; ou traité practique de la construction des vaisseaux. The first training manuel for aspiring naval contructors written by the founder of the school for students of naval engineering and architecture at the Louvre in 1741. - A fine copy of a landmark in the development of naval architecture. Cat. NHSM II, p.748; Polak 2859 (French ed.).
Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE Rare Books [Netherlands]
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2017-11-07 22:40:20
Mademoiselle J
First edition, rare. The title is signed Mademoiselle J. The typographic material indicates rather a publication ca 1800.Posterior binding ca 1840 in half glossy havana calfskin. Chez Garnier A Troyes 1759 In-16 (8x14cm) 24pp. relié
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet
2017-11-06 20:23:24
KLEVE. - Karte
Altkol. Kupferstich bei Le Rouge aus "Atlas Portatif", 1759, 20,5 x 27,5 cm. Zeigt Herzogtum Kleve mit dem Gebiet Arnheim, Venlo, Werden, Coesfeld. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Nordrhein-Westfalen, Landkarten
Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat [Eurasburg, Germany]
2017-11-05 19:38:12
Harte, Walter (1709-1774)
London: London: printed for the author; and sold by G. Hawkins, at the Middle Temple-Gate, in Fleet-Street, 1759. 1st Edition . Full leather. Good. First edition; two volumes, quarto; xxvii, 452; (iv), 350, (xxxviii), 71, (xxix)pp; with 7 copper-engraved maps and plans (5 of them folding), folding table, and frontispiece portrait. Full contemporary leather (worn, hinges weak, boards held by cords, spine label missing from vol.2), five raised spine bands, some browning and spotting particularly to opening and closing leaves, early ink inscription to vol.1 front free endpaper. Good complete working copy of this uncommon first edition. Harte's work, Ian Campbell Ross suggests [in The Shandean v.20, November 2009, p.9 et seq] was the source of several Shandean elements - from his early reflections on the difficulty of writing his book and his use of digression through to his reference to the Abbess of Quedlingberg - and though debate continues as to the precise influence Harte's work may have had, the analogues are quite striking in a book published precisely when Sterne was working on the first two volumes of Tristram Shandy. Complete copy of this fascinating set. ESTC T139678.
Bookseller: Lyppard Books [Worcester, United Kingdom]
2017-11-03 16:38:48
Urban, Sylvanus [Cave, Richard] [ed.]
London: D Henry; R Cave, 1759. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 608pp, [xvi] + plates. 22 b/w plates and maps (8 fold-out). G: in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd [Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom]
2017-10-31 18:32:19
Antique Master Print, titled: 'Paolo Cagliari. Il Veronese' - Portrait of the painter Paolo Cagliari, Il Veronese. Mezzotint from 4 plates on laid paper. Description: From the set "Rittratti" State: only state Ref: Singer ? Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Carlo Lasinio ' after own design. Carlo Lasinio (1759-1838) was an Italian painter and engraver, mostly active in Florence. He engraved after old masters and created original images as well. He founded the Academy in Pisa. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins, laid down on a support with description in manuscript / pen. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-C8-35 The overall size is ca. 5 x 6 inch. The image size is ca. 5 x 6 inch. The overall size is ca. 12.6 x 15.3 cm. The image size is ca. 12.6 x 15.3 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-10-31 15:45:04
Kirsch, Adam Friedrich
Regensburg und Wien, Bader, 1759. 2 Teile in 1 Band. 8°. Frontispiz, 1759. 23x15 cm. Gestoch. Frontispiz, (15) Bl., 1268 S., 444 S., 1 gefaltete Tafel, 100 S. Index, Ganzlederband der Zeit. Einband bestoßen, wurmstichig und stellenw. rissig. Fliegende Vorsätze fehlen. Innen leicht stockfleckig. Versand D: 8,50 EUR Wörterbuch, Latein, Lateinisch-Deutsch, L.
Bookseller: \"erlesenes\" - Antiquariat und Buchhand
2017-10-30 20:53:10
Wien in Österreich, Gedruckt und zu finden bey Leopold Lailiwoda, 1759. verbesserte 5. Aufl. 480 S. Ledereinband Einband berieben u. bestaubt u. etw. löchrig, Kanten u. Ränder etw. abgerieben, buchrücken etw. eingerissen, Bindung etw. gelockert, Vorsatz u. Teil d, Nachsatzes fehlen, einig. S. gering wurmstichig u. bestaubt u. fleckig, Buchschnitt etw. bestaubt u. fleckig, Nachsatz gerissen u. teilw. beschrieben (Bleistift) G1000c Versand D: 6,00 EUR
Bookseller: Antiquarische Fundgrube e.U. [Wien, Austria]
2017-10-30 13:56:05
Sarganeck
Berlin 1759 - XXVIII+459 pages p. Geometrie, with 16 engraved plates with up to 50 figures. With geometrical instruments etc. Bound in a fine contemporary half calf with 4 raised bands and titellabel with goldtext, with simple goldlines on spine. With small paperlabel, only lighter wear Zweite vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.
Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat
2017-10-30 07:25:33
LAUSITZ: OBERLAUSITZ:
- mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1759, zusammengesetzt auf 42,5 x 115 cm. Koemann Sche 16, 37 a-b. - Oben links die Titelkartusche. Die Karte zeigt den nördlichen Teil der Oberlausitz. Gebiet: Senftenberg, Bad Muskau, Sprottau/Schlesien, Naumburg/Schlesien, Ortrand.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck [Berlin, B, Germany]
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2017-10-28 15:59:12
Heiden,, Christian Friedrich von der:
Kilian , Georg Christoph , Kunstverleger in Augsburg, 1759 ff. - s.u. Beschreibung Halblederband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem RT. Leder mit kl. Fehlstelle am ob.Kap und größerer Fehlstelle am unteren Kap. Seitlich oben auf ca. 6 cm angeplatzt. Deckel etw. berieben, beschabt. Enhält ca. 70 altcol. Faltkarten ( Erl. folgt) Die Karten sind montiert, 2 fach bis mehrfach gefaltet, häufig mit entspr. Erläuterungen //// Beginnend mit ''Americanische Urquelle derer innerlichen Kriege des bedrängten Teutschlands.() 1760, Textteil 146 Seiten - bis zum Kap. '' Tapferes Verhalten des Herrn von Kersaint '' mit den Karten ( Amerika, Ostindien, Can. Laurenti Fluß, Guadelupe,Louisborg Isle Roale, Isle Royale, Eroberung Minorca, Insulen West Amerika, Seekriegsstück '' Belle Isle 1759'', Regni Galliae /// Nachfolgend ''Das durch innerliche Kriege bedrängte Teutschland: von deren ersten Ursprung hergeleitet, und historisch beschrieben, auch mit dazu gehörigen Land-Karten und Plans erläutert'' Teil1 - 1Bl. sehr schöne mehrfache Weltkarte, Nova Tabula Europae, - Asiae , - Africae , - Americae , 1 Bl. Vorbericht Seite 3/4, schöne Germanicum Karte, Faltblatt geogr. Beschreibung, Seiten 5 bis 16, Plan sächs. und preuß.Lager bey Pirna, Plan der Bataille , Karte Saxonia, nicht col. Stück Königstein, Seite 17 , Zweyter Theil bis S. 62 , Böhmen, Bataille Reichenberg, - bat. bey Prag, Belagerung Prag, Bat.bey Planian, Lankarte Rhein , - Westphalen, Niederschsen, Preussen, Belagerung Memel, Bombard Zittau, Bat. Hastenbeck, Belagerung Geldern, Bat.b. Jägersdorf, Überfall von Berlin, Reichsarmee bey Für … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Versandhandel Rosemarie Wassmann
2017-10-28 13:21:35
Dell, William
Philadelphia: B. Franklin, and D. Hall, 1759. iv, 5-43, [1 blank] pp. Small gum label affixed to blank upper left corner of title page, light toning and mild foxing, a barely noticeable repair to a short closed tear. Very Good, in attractive modern, marbled paper-covered boards."The Society of Friends of Philadelphia requested Overseers Anthony Benezet and John Reynell to arrange for a reprinting of this work in an edition of 4000 copies" [Miller]. Miller 702. Evans 8338. Hildeburn 1625.
Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC [US]
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2017-10-28 10:53:46
Le Roy, Julien.
Dresden Gerlach, 1759. (17 x 10 cm). 28 S. Pappband der Zeit. Einzige deutsche Ausgabe dieses seltenen kleinen Werkes. - Der Pariser Uhrmachermeiser Le Roy (1686-1759), Direktor der "Société des Arts de Genève", wurde 1739 von Ludwig XV. zum königlichen Hofuhrmacher ernannt. "Le Roy was 'the most skillful clockmaker in France, possibly in Europe'. Le Roy's reputation was based on his mechanical discoveries, including a special repeating mechanism that improved the precision of watches and clocks" (Getty Museum). - Stellenweise gering gebräunt, sonst wohlerhalten, - Graf, Der kunstreiche Uhrmacher S. 132 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber [Heilbronn, Germany]
2017-10-28 10:05:07
Richardson, Samuel
Leipzig, Weidmann, 1754, 1759. Von größtem Einfluss auf die deutsche Literatur - Erste deutsche Ausgabe des dritten und letzten großen Romans aus der Feder des englischen Schriftstellers Samuel Richardson (1689-1761). Verfasst in der Form eines Briefromans war "Carl Grandison" nach "Clarissa" und "Pamela" sein bedeutendster Erfolg im Genre des empfindsamen Tugendromans bekannt ist. "Der Erfolg und die literarische Nachwirkung auch dieses Romans von Richardson reichten weit über England hinaus. In Deutschland, wo sofort nach seinem Erscheinen eine [i.e. die vorliegende!] Übersetzung herauskam, wo sämtliche Werke des Engländers entscheidend zur Ausbreitung des Empfinsamkeitskults beitrunen und, wie Herder sagte, 'ihre goldne Zeit erlebten', schrieb im Jahr 1760 der junge Wieland in Anlehung an 'Grandison' sein empfinsames Trauerspiel 'Clementine von Poretta'. Im selben Jahr begann Musäus mit der Veröffentlichung seines dreibändigen parodistischjen Briefromans 'Gradison der Zweite oder Geschichte des Herrn von N**' (1760-1762), den er später umarbeitete und 'Der deutsche Grandison' (1781) nanne" (KNLL). Die Übersetzung wird einerseits J. D. Michaelis (G. Ba. In KNLL), andererseits Johann Mattheson (Goedeke) zugeschrieben. Band VII wurde erst später publiziert, hier aus der Ausgabe von 1759. Vorsatz mit zeitgenössischem Besitzvermerk von "F. H. Zoellner, geborner Brincken" und einem kleinen weiteren durchgestrichenen, wenige Knick- und Knitterspuren, gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig, insgesamt sehr schönes, einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar dieses für die deutsche Literaturgeschicht … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Abaton oHG [Germany]
2017-10-28 09:10:21
PATULLO HENRY)
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Apuleio [Trento, Italy]
2017-10-28 07:06:19
Autori Vari
Venezia apud Pezzana 1759 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 492 + 1 carta bianca. Splendida legatura veneziana coeva in pieno marocchino rosso. Ricchissimi fregi in oro ai piatti e al dorso. Tagli dorati e incisi al bulino. Sguardie in velluto verde. conservato 1 di 2 fermagli di chiusura in metallo. Filini. 5 incisioni in rame a piena pagina. Astuccio coevo in piena pelle nera e decorato internamente in carta floreale. Testo completamente stampato in rosso e nero. 2 pagine staccate. Lievissime fioriture. Ottimo e fresco esemplare di figurato veneziano del '700 in una splendida e ricca legatura coeva.
Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo [Italy]
2017-10-28 06:58:32
Edward OAKLEY (fl. 1730 - 1766). / John ROCQUE (c. 1709 - 1762).
London: John Rocque. Broadside: Copper engraving with original full hand color (Very Good, stellar original color, crisp engraving, small professional restoration to upper left corner outside of platemark, old discreet vertical fold through centre), 37 x 53.5 cm (14.5 x 21 inches). Rare – a highly attractive broadside plan of Quebec City, printed in London just as British forces were consolidating their control over the city following the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. This rare and unusually attractive broadside plan of Quebec City, featuring brilliant original hand color, was issued in London in October 1759, just as British forces were consolidating their control over Quebec City, having seized it the month before at the battle of the Plains of Abraham. Devised by the architect Edward Oakley, it was published by John Rocque, the leading British engraver of city plans. The colorful and detailed map of Quebec City dominates the right two-thirds of the composition, and is based on authoritative French sources. The city is shown perched upon the promontory of Cap Diamant, where the St. Lawrence River narrows before opening to its maritime estuary. The Lower Town, the commercial center, features the city’s port, while above, the walled government centre of the Upper Town features the city’s official civil and ecclesiastic buildings, as well as the finest residences. In the Upper Town, of note, is the ‘Fort St. Louis’; the ‘Bishop’s Palace’, the Jesuit College; the ‘Cathedral Church’; the Hotel Dieu (hospital) and the ‘Kings Magazine’ (arsenal). Towards the bottom of the tex … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor [München, Germany]
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2017-10-28 06:44:18
CHAMBERS, Sir William, [1723-1796.]
Printed for the author by J Harberkorn in London.1759 <br/><br/> To be had at the author's house in Poland Street; likewise of A. Millar, J. Nourse, Wilson and Durham, T. Osborne in Gray's-Inn, J. and R. Dodesley in Pall-Mall, R. Sayer in Fleet-Street, Piers and Webley near Chancery-Lane, Holborn, and J. Gretton, in Old-Bond-Street, MDCCLIX First edition. [6],iv,85,[1]pp. 50 engraved plates Includes subscribers list. Folio. Full calf, raised bands, gilt tooled decorations, red gilt lettered spine label. Outer upper joint repaired to make very good copy of this influential text. ESTC T51636. Chambers was born in Sweden and died in London. He widely travelled including to China and studied in Paris. Important book which is truly an architectural highspot.
Bookseller: Janette Ray [GB]
2017-10-28 04:11:56
FOLARD, J.C.
Wien, Trattner, 1759. 1760. 319/430/442/524/528 S. mit zusammen 122 teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 1 Porträtfrontispiz, 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln sowie Holzschnitten, Kupferstichen und -vignetten (25,5 cm x 21 cm) Dekorative Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln (Name auf Vorsatz/durchgehend etwas fleckig/Deckel berieben/leicht bestossen) --- - Jähns 1478 ff. Fromm III 9583 (2. Ausgabe) / Eines der bedeutendsten oder gar das bedeutendste militärhistorische Werk des 18. Jahrhunderts, mit reichhaltigem und schönem Abbildungsmaterial. Jähns widmet Folard über 20 Seiten. Das Buch wurde seiner Zeit viel gelobt, aber auch heftig kritisiert/sehr saubere und schöne Exemplare in dekorativem Einband -
Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat [Germany]
2017-10-28 00:43:42
VICINI, Giambattista.
Appresso Montalant, Parigi, 1759. XXIV, 240 p., 20 cm, mezza pelle coeva con fregi e titoli oro, tassello in pelle al dorso coi titoli. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Giovanni Battista Vicini nell'elenco degli Accademici Fluttuanti di Finale Emilia è descritto come Professore di Poesia Italiana nel Collegio de' Nobili di San Carlo di Modena. Nell'Accademia dei Dissonanti di Modena, dove era aggregato, si legge che 'Nato a Finale nel 1709 e morto a Modena nel 1782. Abate, appartenente all'Arcadia, poeta primario di Corte e storico di Correggio. Alcuni suoi scritti in versi sono ricordati dal Tiraboschi. Appartenne alla Colonia Erculea dell'Arcadia con il nome di Filidoro Meonidese'.\rUn tranquillo professore, parrebbe. Salvo che un testimone d'eccezione, Carlo Goldoni, assiste ad una scena molto particolare, attraverso la quale e per quanto poi si leggerà in L.A.Muratori, Vicini appare una personalità molto diversa.\r"In mezzo a una grande folla vidi un patibolo alto cinque piedi, sul quale stava un uomo a testa scoperta e con le mani legate: era un abate, che conoscevo, letterato assai illuminato, celebre poeta, conosciutissimo e stimatissimo in Italia: era l'abate G.B.V. Un prete teneva in mano un libro; un altro interrogava il paziente, il quale rispondeva con alterigia; gli spettatori battevano le mani e lo incoraggiavano; i rimproveri aumentavano, l'uomo oltraggiato fremeva. Non potei resistere oltre; me ne andai pensoso, scosso, stordito; immediatamente fui assalito dai miei vapori; rincasai, mi chiusi in camera, immerso in tristissime riflessioni, umiliantis … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Studio bibliografico Adige [IT]
2017-10-27 23:33:36
Alexandre Monro as republished in French by Marie Thiroux d'Arconville.
Chevalier, Paris. Paris: Chevalier. Very Good. 1759. First French. Thiroux d'Arconville's great improvement upon Monro's Anatomy of the Humane Bones (1726). A very good impression on thick paper. Moisture mark to top left near image on eight plates not affecting image (request additional images). Disbound, naked boards & lacking spine.; Folio 17 x 23 inches; xxii,212;213-14[i],317,62 pages . [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons, Inc. ABAA, ILAB [Ft Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.]
2017-10-27 20:19:21
JOHNSTON, Thomas.
[Boston, 1759]. Single sheet, mounted and framed (sheet size: 8 x 9 inches; frame size: 12 ¾ x 13 ¾). EXTREMELY FINE engraved view of the city of Quebec, with ORIGINAL HAND COLOR (a bit browned). Provenance: With the label of The Old Print Shop; the label of J. William Middendorf II (b. 1924); and the temporary loan label from the Brooklyn Museum dated 1/17/69, all preserved in a Mylar enclosure on the back of the frame. Peter Stephen Winkworth, his sale, Christie's, April 1, 2015, Lot 47. Exhibited Brooklyn, NY, the Brooklyn Museum (on loan, from January 17, 1969); Washington, D.C., The Museum of Graphic Art, "American Printmaking: The First 150 Years," 1969, cat. no. 25. "THE MOST IMPORTANT ENGRAVED VIEW OF [QUEBEC], AS WELL AS THE EARLIEST EXECUTED BY AN AMERICAN" (Deak) First edition, FIRST STATE, without the additional note about Wolfe's defeat of Montcalm. "Probably one of the earliest American interior views" (Stokes & Haskell). This extremely important and influential view of Quebec was produced the year that the British wrenched control of the city from the French. This state of the view includes an account of Howe's defeat of Montcalm in September 1759 just outside of Quebec, one of the most important battles of the American theatre of the Seven Years' War. 1759 came to be known as England's Annus Mirabilis, or Year of Miracles, because of the country's great military success against the French on several continents. This view is based on an inset that appeared in an earlier map of Quebec by Nicolas de Fer published in 1718, which was published in volume 6 (1719) … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2017-10-27 20:10:07
VOLTAIRE.]
[Geneva: Gabriel Cramer] 1759 - Duodecimo (159 × 96 mm), pp. 299. Contemporary French mottled calf, smooth spine gilt in compartments with centre flower tools, red morocco label, marbled endpapers and edges. Some very skilful, practically imperceptible repair at head of spine and to corners of front board, front joint just a little tender at foot, pale and intermittent water-staining to upper outer corner of first gathering, overall a fine copy. First edition, one of only a dozen or so recorded copies of the true first edition of this celebrated philosophical conte, one of the genuine rarities in major 18th-century literature. There were 18 editions of Candide in 1759 alone, all of them superficially alike, though only four of them, like this, have 299 pages. Recent research, following Ira Wade, Giles Barber, and Stephen Weissman, has identified this as the true first edition, with the following points: the title ornament of spray, fruit and flowers is repeated at pp. 193 and 266; p. 103, line 4, has the misprint "que ce ce fut" (corrected to "que ce fut" in later editions); p. 125, line 4, has "précisément" (corrected to "précipitamment" in later editions); with Voltaire's revisions on p. 31 eliminating an unnecessary paragraph break, and on p. 41, where several short sentences about the Lisbon earthquake were rewritten. This first edition does not preserve the cancelled paragraph on p. 242 critical of German poets (beginning "Candide était affligé") which survives unintentionally in the London edition. As in all but three known surviving copies of this edition, this copy … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
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2017-10-27 19:57:33
IDES, Evert Ysbrandts.
Cordier, Sinica, col. 2468; ESTC T55175; Lach & Van Kley III, pp. 1759-1767. First and only edition in English of a travel account by the ambassador of the Czar of Muscovy to the court of the Emperor of China. Ambassador Ides (1657-1708) was a native of Holstein-Glückstadt and set up as a merchant in Moscow in 1687. In 1692 Ides was selected to lead a Russian embassy and trade mission to China. His account of this journey, first published in Dutch in 1704, is one of the "most detailed and accurate descriptions of inner Asia up to that time" (Lach & Van Kley). He gives rich descriptions of the landscape and inhabitants of Siberia and especially important is his information on Manchuria and Inner Mongolia, where the expanding Russian and Chinese empires bordered. As one of the first Europeans, Ides described the Gobi Desert.Combined with Ides's account of his travels is a description of the topography of China and of its inhabitants, supposedly written by a Catholic Chinese named Dionysius Kao. Ides had received a manuscript with this text from Kao and had later sent it to his Dutch friend Nicolaes Witsen (1641-1717), possibly together with a manuscript of his own account. According to a note by the original Dutch translator, Kao's text was written in "barbarous and unintelligible Latin, and somewhat better German" (p. 209). Most plates with repaired tears and waterstains, pages browned with some darker stains. Original binding heavily damaged but professionally restored. A fair copy of an important travel account.
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2017-10-27 18:39:14
Haller, Albrecht v.
Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von Johann Samuel Halle. - Berlin, bei Christian Friedrich Voss, 1759, 8°, 21 Bl., 970 pp., 4 Bl., 13 Bl. Register, 1 Portr., 2 Kupfertafeln, Pappband der Zeit. Erste Auflage der extrem seltenen, in über 20 Jahren erschienen Deutschen Ausgabe des in sich abgeschlossenen ersten Band der "Elementa physiologiae corporis humani". "Haller sondert Spreu vom Weizen in der Hämatologie!" "Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), Arzt, Naturforscher und Poet, hat in seinem vielbändigen Werk "Elementa Physiologiae" einen vorzüglichen Überblick über die Entwicklung, die Befunde und Meinungen auf dem Gebiete der Physiologie gegeben. Außerdem bereicherte er fast alle Gebiete durch eigene Untersuchungen und war daher auch fähig, in Band II (1760) über den Stand der gesammten Blutlehre am Ende des zweiten Drittels des 18. Jahrhunderts kritisch zu berichten. Dieses Résumé ist, wenn wir es überblicken, eine stofflich wohlgeordnete Summe von Elementa zum Thema Blut, die wir fast alle oben (Von der Viersäftelehre zur Korpuskeltheorie des Blutes) irgendwann berührt haben. Seit dieser "Summa" des Haller, wußte jeder, wo man stand, was es noch Ungeklärtes gab und wo man Neues finden zu können hoffte. Haller referiert z.B. die Untersuchungen zur Blutmenge, die nach Hoffmann etwa 1/5 des Körpergewichtes betrage; davon seien in den Arterien vier, in den Venen neun Teile enthalten. Einen Unterschied zwischen arteriellen und venösen Blut erkannte Haller nicht an, auch keinen Wertunterschied. Das Blut gerinnt spontan, schneller bei Arthritikern, Apolektikern und Rheumatikern. Die … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2017-10-27 13:23:46
Ex Architypographia Plantiniana, Antverpiae (Anvers), 1759. 1 vol. de 555-[1] pp. Encadernação da época em marroquim verde com ferros a ouro na lombada e pastas, com corte das folhas a ouro. Pequena gravura em chapa de metal no rosto. Exemplar em muito bom estado. Size: In-12º(165x95) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: CIMELIO BOOKS [Cascais, Portugal]
2017-10-27 11:13:12
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, [Henri Louis].
A Paris: Chez H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1759. FIRST EDITION. Duhamel du Monceau was inspector general of the French navy. In this book he deals with the diseases of a ship's crew and the means of preventing them, hygienic conditions on board a ship, and nutritional advice. These include methods of renewing the air below decks, the preparation of an extract of lemons, and the preservation of fresh vegetables. Reference is made to Lind, Sutton, and Hales, whose books had been recently published. At the end is a description of the Hospital St. Louis in Paris, illustrated in plan and elevation on two of the plates. The recipient of this copy was probably George Phillip Ehret, M.D. (1741-1786), a surgeon of Watford, Hertfordshire, and son of the great botanical artist Georg Ehret.12mo, pp. xvi, 252, 5 folding engraved plates. Contemporary red morocco, spine gilt in compartments with ruled latticework and green morocco label, sides with floriated borders, gilt edges, blue endpapers (joints expertly repaired, spine a little dull). Presentation copy, inscribed at the foot of the title "Presented to G.P. Ehret from the Author" followed by a signature which has been almost entirely cropped, and in another hand "Paris, March 6. 1765."
Bookseller: Nigel Phillips [United Kingdom]
2017-10-27 07:30:25
DE COMINES, PEDRO
- Juan Daniel Starker, La Haya 1759. Consagrala a la Magestad de Guillermo II Rey de la Gran Bretaña. Encuadernado en pergamino. 76 páginas con algunos puntos de óxido. Ex libris. 15x11 cm. Ref: 6426 [LS/014896-6426]
Bookseller: Libreria Sanchez
2017-10-27 02:39:26
SCULL, Nicholas (1687-1761).
Philadelphia: Engraved by Jas. Turner and Printed by John Davis for the Author; Published & Sold by the Author, Nicholas Scu, 1759. Philadelphia: Engraved by Jas. Turner and Printed by John Davis for the Author; Published & Sold by the Author, Nicholas Scull, 1 January 1759. 6 sheets joined in pairs to make three maps (each map size: 31 x 22 inches; each framed size: 36 x 26 4/8 inches). EXCEPTIONALLY FINE engraved map of Pennsylvania, the title within an elaborate asymmetrical rococo cartouche lower left, a large compass rose centre right, showing Pennsylvania extending west to the Allegheny Mountains and beyond Fort Cumberland in north central Maryland, bounded by Maryland along the bottom edge and New Jersey on the right. "THE FIRST MAP OF PENNSYLVANIA TO BE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA [AND] THE MOST AMBITIOUS CARTOGRAPHICAL WORK TO COME FROM AN AMERICAN SOURCE BEFORE THE REVOLUTION" (Wroth) The first state, before the addition of text by Nelson's Ferry at the southern end of the Susquehanna River, and VERY RARE. This was the first map of Pennsylvania to be published in America and arguably the most ambitious cartographical work to come from an American source before the Revolution. Nicholas Scull, Jr. (1687-1761) was born in Philadelphia to Nicholas Scull, Sr. the surveyor and mapmaker, who had been apprenticed to William Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme. In 1719, he became deputy surveyor of Philadelphia County, eventually ascending to the Surveyor Generalship of Pennsylvania in 1748. A bibliophile, he was an original member of Benjamin Franklin's Junto. Scull was intimate … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2017-10-26 21:27:30
LACOMBE (Jacques)
Paris, Jean-Th. Hérissant, Frères Estienne, 1759. In-8, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs guillochés or, orné de compartiments dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges, armes dorées au centre des plats, viij, 686 p., (2) p. de privilège, texte sur 2 colonnes, bandeau gravé. "Nouvelle édition" augmentée. Bandeau allégorique gravé par Le Bas d'après De Sève. Ce livre est cité pour être le premier dans lequel le mot "artiste" est employé dans son acception moderne. Sur l'importance de cet ouvrage cf. A. Becq, 'Genèse de l'esthétique' et J. Chouillet, 'Esthétique des Lumières', passim. Avocat, libraire et journaliste influent, Jacques Lacombe composa de nombreux articles pour l' 'Encyclopédie méthodique'. (A. Becq, p. 892. Bibliothèque Cortot p. 103). Provenance: le duc de La Rochefoucauld, avec ses armes dorées sur les plats et le petit cachet ex-libris de la bibliothèque de La Roche Guyon. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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2017-10-26 19:07:35
KLEVE:
- Kupferstich v. van Liender n. de Beyer, 1759, 18,5 x 13,5 1. Ausgabe, von der nur 100 gedruckt worden!
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2017-10-26 14:55:49
Marpurg, Friedrich Wilhelm:
Berlin, Lange, 1759. 6 Bll., 246 S., 4 Bll. (Register). 1 Kupfer-Porträt und 8 Kupfertafeln. Erste Ausgabe. - Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (1718 - 1795) "war eng verbunden mit den damals am Berliner Hof oder in seiner Nähe tätigen Musikern wie Johann Joachim Quantz, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, den Brüdern Benda und Graun, Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Johann Friedrich Agricola und Christian Gottfried Krause. Einige von ihnen hatten J. S. Bach nahegestanden. M. war der erste, der die Berliner Musik publizistisch zur Geltung brachte. In den wenigen Jahren, in denen er sich der Musik widmen konnte, hat er erstaunlich viel geleistet. Er hat seine Landsleute mit den Grundsätzen von musikalischer Theorie und Praxis sowie mit den seinerzeit bedeutenden Problemen bekannt gemacht. . Seine monographischen Arbeiten verfolgten, darin den künstlerischen Aktivitäten der Berliner Schule nahe, volksbildnerische Absichten. Marpurg behandelte nahezu alle Gebiete der Musiktheorie: die physikalischen und arithmetischen Grundlagen der Musik, die Temperatur, den Generalbaß, die Kompositionslehre und die Fuge, den Gesang, das Klavierspiel, die Manieren sowie die Geschichte der Musik" (NDB XVI, 2135 f). - Das vorliegende Werk behandelt die Musik der alten Griechen. Marpurg beruft sich besonders auf Aristides Quintilianus. Er untersucht besonders die Metrik, Rhythmik und Melsodik der griechischen Musik und bringt auch ein "Exempel von der griechischen Composition" und einen Exkurs über die Instrumente der alten Griechen. - Vorsatz mit alten hs. Notizen. Etw. gebräunt und fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2017-10-26 10:27:18
JOSEPH
(1759-1831, Military Governor of Lombardo-Venetia), in Vienna, excusing him from the Hungarian Diet, "I fully understand that the unsettled state of the province in your Excellency's charge is good reason for not attending the Diet of the Kingdom of Hungary now in session ...", 1 side folio with address leaf with the letter seal of the Hungarian Dominions, Palatine Chancery, Poszony, 11th September Archduke Joseph, the younger brother of the Emperor held the office of Palatine for over 50 years, by the unanimous vote of the Hungarian Diet. He was very popular and was deeply involved in developing Hungarian Universities, Science, Trade, Industry & Language. At this time Latin was still the language of Government and of debate in the Diet, despite an attempt in 1784 to impose German. The Diet had been in Pressburg, 40 miles east of Vienna, since the Turks took Buda in 1541. Both the Palatine and Frimont were involved in the struggle against Napoleon. Frimont commanded the Austrian forces in Upper Italy and invaded South-West France in 1815, leading to the capitulation of Lyon. In 1821 the King of Sicily made him Prince of Antrodocco following his help in suppressing the unrest in Naples and from 1825-1831 he was the military governor of Lombardo-Venetia.
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2017-10-25 13:29:35
Berthoud, Ferdinand
Paris, Chez l'auteur et Michel Lambert, 1759 Illustré de 4 fines gravures dépliantes, par Choffard. In-12 ,basane marron, 1 charnière fendue,1 coin plié, coiffes manquantes, accident en pied (reliure début 19ème S.) [i-iv], xvi et 78 pages., 1 feuillet non chiffré et 4 planches. Achevé d'imprimer page XVI : H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour 1759. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: ARCALA LIVRES ANCIENS [CLERMONT FERRAND, France]
2017-10-24 23:00:00
editor T. Kinnersly
Used [Publisher: London: T. Kinnersly] 1759
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2017-10-24 22:39:14
Anonymous.
London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm. A plan of the defences of the Hessian city of Frankfurt, occupied by the French early in 1758, and not returned until the end of the Seven Years' War. This map was published in the January edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps [London, United Kingdom]
2017-10-24 22:24:59
1759. Antique drawing, untitled. View of a rocky coast with a lighthouse. Any input appreciated on the location (Southern Europe?). Pencil & watercolour on wove paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'J. T. Serres'. John Thomas Serres (1759-1825) was an English marine painter from London. He was the son of the marine painter Dominic Serres, from French origin. In 1793 he succeeded his father as Marine painter to George III. In 1800 he became Marine draughtsman and sailed the British coastline, France, Spain and into Mediterranean to make drawings of coastline elevations. Condition: Very good, given age. Some browning, laid down on a supportsheet with additional border linework on support sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: R-156 TPC The overall size is ca. 15.1 x 7 inch. The image size is ca. 15.1 x 7 inch. The overall size is ca. 38.3 x 17.8 cm. The image size is ca. 38.3 x 17.8 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-10-23 19:17:22
Mercer, John
Printed by John Bryce and David Paterson, Glasgow, 1759. Second edition. 8vo. Recently rebound in quarter calf over marbled paper-covered boards, with burgundy morocco spine label. xxii, 482 pp. Nicely-done facsimile title page, front blank lacking, otherwise collated complete. Scattered light foxing, some slight wear to edges and corners of the preliminary and terminal leaves, pp. ix-xiv with small closed tear at top edge, pp. xv/xvi with a couple small holes in top margin, occasional slight stains to top edges (not affecting text), else very good in a recent fine binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Commonwealth Books, Inc. [ABAA, ILAB] [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
2017-10-23 18:10:31
SELLER, John
London., 1759. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition, a few wormholes on margins. Size: 25 x 33.5 cm. Two maps, one on either side of a folio leaf, of two harbours in Newfoundland. Compass points, rhumblines and a few soundings on each map. From The English Pilot, the Fourth Book published by Mount & Page.
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2017-10-23 08:41:28
ANTONI, Alessandro Vittorio Papacino D', ed altri
Torino, Stamperia Reale, 1759-90. Complessivamente 13 voll. in-8° (19 x 12). Leg. coeva in mezza pelle con titoli e tasselli colorati ai dorsi per 11 volumi; in piena pelle coeva con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso per i voll. 10-11. Ottimo es. (9424) Rara raccolta dei volumi costituenti nel loro complesso il corso completo degli studi per le Scuole Teoriche e Pratiche di Artiglieria e Fortificazione istituite presso il R. Arsenale di Torino; di essi fu il principale autore ed ispiratore Alessandro Vittorio Papacino d'Antoni (Villefranche, 1714-86), autentico rinnovatore della scienza militare in Piemonte ai tempi di Vittorio Amedeo III. Partito dalle ricerche nel campo della chimica e della metallurgia, affermatosi con il suo Esame della polvere del 1765, apprezzato e tradotto a livello europeo, integrò la ricerca teorica e pratica con la sperimentazione nell'Arsenale di Torino delle nuove tecnologie, formando una nuova classe di ufficiali artiglieri e genieri di elevatissima competenza, pari quanto meno alla scuola prussiana; rinnovò anche la scienza della fortificazione. "Dai suoi corsi cominciarono infatti ad uscire cadetti assai preparati e destinati ad incidere sia nella vita culturale, sia nella formazione di una oderna cultura tecnologica e scientifica, premessa indispensabile per lo sviluppo della protoindustria subalpina" (Ferroni, La Nuova Atlantide e i Lumi. Scienza e politica nel Piemomte di Vittorio Amedeo III,p. 59, ove l'argomento viene ampiamente sviluppato insieme col ruolo del suo protagonista). Si veda poi P. Balbo, Vita di Alessandro Vittorio Papacino d' … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Soave [IT]
2017-10-22 13:50:05
1759. Original master print, titled: 'La Nuit'. It shows at the edge of a village a man is pulling a boat from the water, while another man, holding a bucket, watches. A small sailing boat is on the water to the left. The scene is lit by the moon, partly hidden behind a large tree on the far left. Handcoloured engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: Original antique master print. This print is one from a series of 4: Le Soleil Levant/Le Midi/Le Soleil Couchant/La Nuit (published 1759-1760). Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Canot after a painting by Pillement. This print was published by Le Pere et Avaulez, in c.1760. Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728-1808) was a French painter and designer. He was well known for his exquisite landscapes. Pierre-Charles Canot (c.1710-1777) was a French engraver, although he moved to England in 1740, where he remained for the rest of his life. Condition: Very good, given age. Top and bottom margins cropped tight. A small cluster of pinpricks in the lower right corner (minimally affecting the image). A wormhole in the lower left margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-B1-23 The overall size is ca. 19.9 x 15.2 inch. The image size is ca. 16.9 x 13.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 50.5 x 38 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
2017-10-22 02:21:27
Caroli Linnaei ( Carl Linnaeus)
Used [Publisher: Halae Magdeburgicae] 1759-12-31
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2017-10-21 09:57:45
WILBERFORCE, William.
Hogg, The African slave trade and its suppression 2488b; Ragatz, British Caribbean history, p. 569. First edition of the French translation, published simultaneously with the original English, of an open letter by the famous English abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833), addressed to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838). Wilberforce gives in great detail the many considerations that led Britain to abolish the slave trade, hoping to persuade France to abolish it as well and even join Britain in its civilizing projects in Africa. However, France did not consent to Wilberforce's proposals and officially abolished in 1848. Included at the end is an appendix with extracts from various others, supporting the statements made by Wilberforce in the letter.Some damp stains throughout. Binding slightly worn along the extremities. Overall in good condition.
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2017-10-20 10:08:57
Clarendon, Edward.
In Three Volumes Oxford at the Clarendon printing-House 1759 - Octavo, [2],vi,[2], 264pp,[10]; [2],539p; [2],pp541-992, [22]. Complete. Contemporary full calf, sl worn corners, the rubbed spines quite attractive with raised bands, couple of ends a little twin black and red lettering pieces, gilt in comparftments. Sl cracking to hinges but boardsare attached. Text clean. A G-Nr VG attractive set in contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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