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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers

      Amsterdam (i.e. Paris): [Jean-Joseph Barbou], 1762 2 Volumes in-8, imprimé sur papier de Hollande. Magnifique reliure en maroquin avec dorures sur les plats, le dos et les contreplats. Les tranches sont dorées. Pages de garde en soie vert forêt. Reliure signée de Rivière & Son. Très légère usure sur les coins, mors très légèrement frottés, autrement en superbe condition. Célèbre édition des "Fermiers Généraux" qui passe pour l'un des plus beaux livres illustrés du XVIIIe Siècle. Collation complète: Tome I: Frontispiece (Jean de la Fontaine) - [xvi] - 268 pages - (2p, Table) - (8p, Avis au Relieur). Tome II: Frontispiece (Charles Eisen) - [x] - 306 pages - (4, Epitaphe de M. de la Fontaine, Table) - ([9]-16p, suite de l'Avis au Relieur). 2 portraits-frontispiece, 80 figures d'après Charles Eisen, 4 vignettes et 53 culs-de-lampe par Choffard dont le dernier contient sont portrait, faux-titres. Les figures du Cas de conscience (II, 143) et du Diable de Papefiguière (II, 149) sont découvertes. Les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition, sans inscription, sans rousseurs, propres et solides. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        [2 Views: Taking Havana] To Mariot Arbuthnot ... This Perspective View, of landing the Cannon, Bombs, provisions, and Water, for the Army, June 30th between 6 and 7, in the Evening; the Orford making signals to the Commodore; with the Dragon, Cambridge, & Marlboroough, lying with their Heads to the Sea, for the Stirling Castle, to get to the Westward of them: Is most humbly inscribed by one of his lieutenants ... P.O.R. Sbridge

      [N.p. but London: n.d. but c.1762]. Copper engraving by Mason, after Serres from a drawing made "on the spot". Expert marginal repairs. Sheet size: 18 7/8 x 26 5/8 inches. [With:] After Dominic SERRES. To the Honble. Augustus John Hervey ... This Perspective View, of His Majesty's Ship Dragon Commanded by him, Cambridge Wm. Godfrey ... & Marlborough Thos. Burnett ... attacking ye Moro July 1, 1762. Also shewing the Distance the Sterling Castlelanding the Cannon, Bombs, provisions, and Water, for the Army, June 30th between 6 and 7, in the Evening; the Orford making signals to the Commodore; with the Dragon, Cambridge, & Marlboroough, lying with their Heads to the Sea, for the Sterling Castle Capt. Campbell; ... was during the Attack, likewise shewing the Land Attack; Is most humbly inscribed by ... P.O.R. Sbridge. [N.p. but London: n.d. but c.1762]. Copper engraving by Canot, after Serres from a drawing made "on the spot". Expert marginal repairs. Sheet size: 18 1/2 x 25 5/8 inches. Spectacular images recalling the siege and capture of Havana in 1762. A fine pair of views from a series illustrating events during the capture and reduction of Havana by a force under the command of Sir George Pocock (1706-1792). In February 1762 Pocock "was appointed commander-in-chief of 'a secret expedition' ... which sailed from Spithead on 5 March ... On 26 April it arrived in Martinique, sailed again on 6 May, and ... landed ... the troops six miles to the eastward of Havana on 7 June ... The seige-works were at once commenced. A large body of seamen were put ashore, and 'were extremely useful in landing the cannon and ordnance stores , manning the batteries, making fascines, and supplying the army with water' (Beatson) [these preparations are shown in the first of the present plates]... By the 30th the batteries were ready, and on 1 July opened a heavy fire, supported by three ships of the line, under the immediate command of Captain Hervey of the Dragon [this incident is pictured in the second plate]. The Moro was engaged, but after some six hours, the ships were obliged to haul out of action, two of them - the Cambridge and the Dragon - having sustained heavy loss and much damage ... the English batteries gradually subdued the enemy's fire ... the Moro was taken by storm on 30 July, and on 13 Aug. the town ... surrendered by capitulation. The money value of the prize was enormous. The share of Pocock alone, as naval commander-in-chief, was 122,697l. 10s. 6d." (DNB). Dominic Serres 'was born in 1722 at Auch in Gascony, and was educated in the public school there... His parents intended him for the church, but, this not suiting his taste, he ran away from his native town, and made his way on foot into Spain. He there shipped on board a vessel for South America as a common sailor, and eventually became master of a trading vessel to the Havannah, where he was taken prisoner by a British frigate and brought to this country about 1758. After his release he married and lived for a time in Northamptonshire. He had received some instruction in drawing, and commenced life in England as a painter of naval pieces, for which the wars of the period furnished an abundance of subjects. He received some assistance from Charles Brooking, and soon established a position. In 1765 Serres became a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, and exhibited with them for two years. On the establishment of the Royal Academy in 1768 he was chosen one of the foundation members, and was a constant contributor up to the time of his death. Between 1761 and 1793 he exhibited eight works at the Society of Artists, twenty-one at the Free Society, and 105 at the Royal Academy ... Serres was a good linguist. In 1792 he succeeded Wilton as librarian to the academy. He was also appointed marine-painter to George III, but he did not long hold these offices. He died in 1793, and was buried at St. Marylebone Old Church.' (DNB).

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        Poems on Several Occasions

      London: Printed for John Rivington, 1762 First editions of both titles. Bound with: Carter, Anna Maria. Selections from the Letters, &c. of the Late Miss Carter of Wittenham Berks. By William P{almer, A.B. Baillol College Oxford. To which are added, some compositions in consequence of her death. Eeter: Printd by R. Trewman and Son, 1793. Octavo. 53, [1] pp. Errata slip tipped in. Small octavo. Early nineteenth century blue speckled calf, decoratively ruled in gilt with burgundy morocco spine label, marbled edges and endpapers. The second work with former owner's signature on title-page, dated 1793, shaved in rebinding. The errata leaf has ink correction in the same hand, and that has been made at the appropriate place in the text. Ink signatures of Mary Ann Carter Duncan, dated 1837, on a preliminary blank, two-page manuscript poem bound in at end, probably in the same hand. A very good, attractive copy. Elizabeth Carter (1717-1806) was, to quote Priscilla Dorr in Schleuter's Encyclopedia of British Women Writers, "the most learned lady in England during the eighteenth century." She was one of the most famous members of the Blue Stocking Circle, which also included Catherine Talbot, Elizabeth Vesey, Elizabeth Montagu, Hester Chapone, and Hannah More. Despite an early learning disability and "with a persistence that won the praise of V. Woolf in A Room of One's Own," (as Margaret Drabble reminds us in the Oxford Companion to English Literature) she learned Latin, Greek, and Hebrew in childhood with her brothers, and later studied French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Arabic. She was a friend of Samuel Johnson, who thought her one of the best Greek scholars he had known, and invited her to contribute to The Rambler. She made a number of translations, of which her Epictetus is the masterpiece. This is her only important collection of verse and the last work of substance that she published. Foxon, p. 109.

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        Fingal, an ancient epic poem, in six books : Together with several other poems, composed by Ossian the son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic Language, by James Macpherson

      London : Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, in the Strand, MDCCLXII. [1762], 1762. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: [16],xvi,270,[2]p. Notes: In fact, by James Macpherson. Titlepage in red and black, followed by an advertisement leaf. Subject: Ossian, 3rd cent. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T10103. Provenance; from the library of C.D. Moggridge with bookplate. Very good in the original calf-backed marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a new, gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Minor, generalized wear; remains an uncommonly good example; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        TRAITE ANATOMIQUE DE LA CHENILLE, qui ronge le bois de saule,

      The Hague: Pierre Gosse Jr. & Daniel Pinet, & Marc Michel Rey, a Amsterdam, 1762.. augmente d'une explication abregee des planches et d'une description de l'instrument et des outils dont l'auteur s'est servi pour anatomiser a la loupe et au microscope, et pour determiner la force de ses verres, suivant les regles de l'optique et mechaniquement. 2nd and best edition 1762 with engraved plate and 24 page description of the microscope used by Lyonet, FRENCH TEXT. 4to, 270 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, 18 engraved folding plates by Lyonet, plus 1 engraved plate unumbered (microscope), title page printed in red and black, pages xxiv, 1-40, 1-587, 3 unumbered pages of Indice, divisional half title, Avis au Relieur, 589-616, bound in full calf, gilt decorated spine, gilt borders to covers, marbled endpapers, red edges. Rebacked with original spine relaid, spine rubbed and chipped, small nick to bottom of spine, lacks title label, upper hinge cracked but still holding firmly, lower hinge just beginning to crack and head and tail, covers scratched and rubbed, shelf wear to edges, inner paper hinges strenghened with matching marbled paper, occasional foxing and age browning to margins, some pages a little dusty at edges, otherwise a very good copy of this monograph on the Goat Moth. At the top of the title page in neat ink hand it states Sowerby's Museum. James Sowerby famous naturalist laid the foundation for a museum at the rear of his house from his own collection and donations from other scientist of the day. See Brunet, Manuel Du Libraire, 6088, Garrison and Morton's Medical Bibliography 2nd edition, 305, Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Medical Library, volume 3 page 564. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Essai historique et critique sur les atlantiques, dans lequel on se propose de faire voir la conformité qu'il y a entre l'histoire de ce peuple, & celle des hébreux.

      Paris, Michael Lambert, 1762. 8:o. 116 s.+ 2 utvikbara handkolorerade grav. kartor över östra Medelhavet och Mellanöstern resp. Palestina. Äldre papperslagning på titelbladet, enstaka småfläckar och lätta fläckar på kartan. Nära samtida hfrbd, rikt guldornerad rygg med blå titeletikett och blå marmorerade snitt. Ur Bengt Ferrners bibliotek, med hans namnteckning och anteckning att han fått den av författaren. Fint exemplar ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Warmholtz 1258. Carlander II, 556. Fina kartor. Ytterligare ett inlägg i debatten om Atlantis placering. F. R. Baer ansluter sig till Claude Matthieu Oliviers (och även Renhorns) uppfattning att Palestina är Atlantis, en inte helt ovanlig uppfattning, dock i strid med den Rudbeckska. Innehåller även utdrag ut Platons Timaios och Kritias, både på grekiska och i fransk översättning. F.-C. Baer (1719-97) var protestantisk teolog, hedersprofessor i Strassburg och svensk legationspastor i Paris. Medlem i Svenska Vetenskapsakademien 1760. "En vitter man, som ständigt tjänar Academien och corresponderar med secreteraren". Bra presentationsexemplar med handkolorerade kartor. Astronomen Bengt Ferrners (1724-1802) stora vetenskapliga bibliotek såldes efter tryckt förteckning på auktion i Stockholm 1803. Atlantis verkar vara ett ämne som roade honom. Han hade även Baillys bok om detsamma

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        The Decisions of the English Judges, During the Usurpation, From the Year 1655, to his Majesty's Restoration, and the sitting down of the Session in June 1661. Folio

      Among the earliest reports of the Court of Session, the supreme Scottish civil court, preceded in their coverage only by those of Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie, based on a anonymous manuscript located in the library of the Faculty of Advocates. Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, front joint just cracking but firm, lightish foxing and browning; a good crisp copy. Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1762.

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        Li Regni di Sicilia, e Sardegna, colle Adiacenti Isole di Corsica, Elba, Malta, e Liparee, o di Vulcano, non men che parte delle Spiagge Settentrionali dell'Africa, e delle Meridionali d'Italia.. Ridotta alla desiderata Perfezzione dai Viaggi e dalla Composizione fattane dal Sig.r G. A. B. Rizzi Zannoni N. Padovano Professore.

      Norimberga, 1762 Incisione in rame, colore d'epoca, cm 49 x 60,5 circa (alla lastra) pi? margini. Eseguita su disegno del Rizzi Zannoni (Giovanni Antonio, 1736 - 1814), si tratta di una interessante carta geografica con un bel cartiglio figurato. J. B. Homann (Norimberga, 1663 - 1723). Dopo l'apprendistato presso D. Funk e G. Sandrart, nel 1702 inizi? una propria produzione cartografica, raggiungendo ben presto un notevole successo per l'eleganza e la modernit?, ben coniugando aspetto scientifico e decorativo. Nel 1707 pubblic? il primo atlante, arricchendolo rapidamente fino a superare il centinaio di carte con il ''Grosser Atlas" che comprendeva 126 carte. La dicitura "Eredi Homann" distingue l'attivit? tipografica intrapresa, a seguire, dai figli e dai generi. Esemplare leggermente e uniformemente ingiallito con trascurabili difetti ai margini superiore e inferiore, fuori dalla battuta della lastra; buona la coloritura e discreto lo stato di conservazione.

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        Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, oder vollständige Beschreibung derselben, verfertiget oder gebilliget von denen Herren der Academie der Wissenschaften zu Paris. In das Teutsche übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Johann Heinrich Gottlob von Justi und D.G. Schreber. 1.-13. Band. (von 21).

      Berlin, Stettin und Leipzig, Johann Heinrich Rüdigern, 1762-75. 4to. Bound in 13 fine uniform full calf, raised bands, gilt backs. Remains of paperlabels on backs. Top of spine on one volume frayed. Small rubber stamp on titles. A few brownspots. A good copy. Having in all 374 (of 585) fine engraved plates (1 plate supplied in xerox-copy). Plates measure around 37x24cm.. First German edition of one of the main works of the 18th century in the fields of crafts and technology as it is a translation of the famous series "Description des Arts et Metiers" issued by Academie Royale des Sciences 1760-75. The French edition was published in folio. Band 1: Kohlenbrennen, Lichtziehen, Ankerschmieden, Nadler, Papiermacher. 31 plates and 1 table;Band 2: Eisenhämmer. Teil 1-2, Wachsziehen, Pergamentmachen, Leder-Vergoldung, Schieferbrüche. 22 plates; Band 3: Eisenhämmer. Teil 3-4, Spielkartenherstellung, Seidenfärberei, Pappenmacher. 29 plates (1 plate supplied in xerox-copy); Band 4: Böttcherkunst, Weißgerber, Ziegelstreichen, Zuckersieden, Silber affinieren. 30 plates; Band 5: Messingherstellung, Tuchmacherkunst, Lohgerberei. 33 plates. Band 6: Tuchfrisierkunst, Saffianleder-Herstellung, Leder auf ungarische Art, Weißgerber, Hutmacher, Dachdecker. 19 plates; Band Band 7: Tapetenweberei, Kalkbrennerkunst, Ziegelstreichen in Holland, Ziegelhütten, Ball- und Raquettenmacher. 30 plates and 1 table; Band 8: Perückenmacherkunst, Müller, Nudelmacher und Bäcker. 15 plates; Band 9: Schuster, Schlösserkunst. 48 plates; Band 10: Steinkohlenbergbau, Indigobereiter. 22 plates; Band 11: Eisenbergwerke und Hüttenwerke in der Steiermark, Leimsiederei, Fischerei, Teil 1. 25 plates and 1 table; Band 12: Fischerei, Teil 2. 50 plates; Band 13: Fischerei, Teil 3, Porzellanherstellung. 23 plates and 1 engr. frontisp.; Band 14: Glasmalerei und Glasarbeiten. Mit 13 (von 14) Tafeln; Band 15: Wollenzeugfabrikant. 17 plates; Band 16: Seifensider, Leinwandhandel, Schneiderhandwerk, Leinenmanufaktur, Tabaksmanufaktur. 27 plates; Band 17: Bleiarbeiter, mathematische und astronomische Instrumente, Baumwoll-Samtfabrikation. 38 plates; Band 18: Stickerkunst, Siebmacher, Riemer und Sattler (mit Kutschenbau), Drahtzieherei, Stahlblattmacher. 51 plates Band 19: Schiffbaukunst. 18 plates and 1 engr. frontisp.;Band 20: Zinngießerkunst. 32 plates; Band 21: der Strumpfwirkerstuhl und sein Gebrauch. 14 plates

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        Altsammans, til nordiska historiens och språkets förbättring, utgifwet af Nils Reinhold Brocman.

      Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1762. 4:o. (2),+ XLIV,+ 131, 133-37, 137-280,+ (6) s. Lagerfläckig med enstaka småfläckar. Något senare hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och röd, något blekt titeletikett, gula snitt. Rääfs exlibris. Fint exemplar. Fiske s. 644. Runic Literature, s. 9. Warmholtz 2615. Isländsk-svensk parallelltext. Den isländska texten bygger på ett arnamagnæanskt manuskript utgivet av Jakob Langebek, åt vilken Brocman under åren 1753-54 arbetade som biträde och kopist. Sagan om Ingvar Vidtfarne upptar sidorna 1-48. Sidorna 49-280 innehåller Brocmans avhandling om runstenarnas ålder, språk och typer, med ett speciellt kapitel om Ingvarsstenarna. Nils Reinhold Brocman (1731-70) var assessor och translator i antikvitetsarkivet och medarbetare åt bl. a. Berch. Han företog ett stort antal antikvariska resor runt i Sverige och granskade runstenar och kopierade medeltidsdiplom. Han dog dock ung och vid sidan av denna utgåva hann han endast utge en beskrivning över hemstaden Norrköping. Langebek föreslog vid sin vistelse i Stockholm att Sverige borde utge en statsunderstödd utgåva av de svenska medeltidskällorna och att detta uppdrag borde gå till Brocman. Därav blev dock intet

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        Sagan om Ingwar Widtfarne och hans son Swen, från gamla isländskan öfwersatt, och undersökning om wåre runstenars ålder, i anledning af samma saga, samt företal om sagans trowärdighet, hwaruti de förr hos osz utgifna sagors wärde tillika: stadfästes. Altsammans, til nordiska historiens och språkets förbättring, utgifwet af Nils Reinhold Brocman.

      Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1762. (2) + XLIV + 280 + (6) s. Nött 1800-tals-halvskinnband med namnet "C. G. Sandzén" på ryggen. 20 X 15,5 cm. Titelbladet lagat och med en reva

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        Émile ou de l'éducation. 4 Tomes.

      A la Haye, Chez Jean Néaulme, (Recte: Paris, Duchesne), 1762 8vo (!). Bound in four beautiful uniform contemporary full mottled calf bindings with five raised bands and red gilt title-and tome-lables to richly gilt spines. Triple gilt line-borders to boards, gilt line-border to edges of bords, and inner gilt dentelles. Edges painted red. Some overall wear to bindings, especially to hinges and corners. Book-plates removed from inside of front boards. Internally some occasional browning and soiling, but not heavy. A few free end-papers have vague off-setting from title-page and plate (most of which were originally meant to serve as frontispieces), probably having been used to put between the sheets of the plate and the title-page immediately after printing and then used as free end-papers afterwards. A few of the plates have been bent at the margin, not affecting the actual plate, and are a bit browned. (2), VIII, (2), 466, (6) pp. + (4), 407, (1) pp. + (4), 384 pp.; (4), 455, (1) pp. + 5 engraved plates (all placed at the relevant pages, not as frontispieces). The first plate "Thétis" in the variant state without title (as described in MacEachern). Fully complete, exactly as described in MacEachern. Without f. Z4 (MacEachern: "In some copies -Z4"). With the misprintings: Vol. 1: 88 as S8, 443 as 433 (not 465 as 46, though); vol. 2: 356 as 256, 357 as 257; vol. 3: 383 as 363; vol. 4: 336 with first 3 broken (according to McEachern this is just the case in some copies). With the usual cancelled leaves: Vol 1: Av + B4; vol. 2: H3 + N6 (called I6). The final leaf ends with "FIN" and has no grapes (MacEachern: "The grapes appear in three different forms...").. The very scarce actual first edition, being the rarer, more sought-after, nicer 8vo-edition (as opposed to the much more common 12mo edition, which was printed about simultaneously, but which seems to have appeared later), the 8vo format also being the one preferred by Rousseau himself and the format in which he wanted his great work to appear.This magnificent work constitutes the climax of Rousseau's genius as well as the most important work on education since Plato. In Émile, Rousseau poses an entirely new approach to education and the upbringing of children. His thoughts were exceedingly controversial, the work was burnt by the executioner immediately after its first appearance and Rousseau had to flee the country due to a warrant for his arrest. The printing history of "Émile" is extremely complicated and has been a matter of intense dispute for many decades. Until Maceachern's bibliography from 1989, the edition that has now been established as the "Second Paris octavo" (MacEachern 4A) was generally considered the first printing of the work, but there is no longer any dispute about the fact that the present edition is in fact the actual first (1A). The first edition appeared in both 8vo(1A) 12mo(1B), and it seems to be generally accepted that the 8vo-edition was distributed first, but that parts of the 12mo-edition may have been in printing a bit earlier. Rousseau himself seems to have preferred the 8vo-edition and wished for his great work to appear as this form first ("The question of the format gave rise to some dissension, for while Rousseau felt that the work was more suited to the octavo format, Duchesne preferred to print a duodecimo and only a limited number of the more expensive octavo. Rousseau finally agreed to Duchesne's plan with reluctance, declaring that in his opinion Duchesne was committing an error of judgment and that the octavo would certainly be the more sought after of the two formats." - Maceachern, pp. 18-19). Rousseau himself was more involved in the coming-to-be of "Émile" than perhaps any other author has been in any other book. Throughout the entire process there were a large number of misunderstandings between himself and Duchene which more than once endangered the printing and publishing of this seminal work, and which has contributed greatly to the extremely complicated bibliographical data of it. In fact, up until very late in the process, Rousseau did not believe that the work was actually going to be finished and it took several instances of mediation between the two to keep the work on tracks. Finally, however, the work was a reality, and with it one of the greatest works of Western culture had been born.Rousseau's "Émile" constitutes the most significant modern treatise on the education of man, surpassed only by Plato's "Republic". The comparison with Plato is all the more apt, seeing that both works grow out and are meant to remedy lacunae in the political philosophy of their authors.The conclusion to Rousseau's work on the social contract, also written during Rousseau's stay in Montmorency, had pointed to a predicament of political thought: that only if man were himself naturally inclined to freedom, could he make use of political freedom. "Émile" is the analysis of the conditions, under which a child can develop into a free human being. As such, it presents the conclusion to Rousseau's earlier works on inequality, political freedom and servitude.The paradox of Émile is that, while the development of human nature must be natural, if the child is to develop into a free human being, steering that development in the right - that is, free - direction requires constant intervention which, moreover, must be hidden from the child. Rousseau details this intervention in his analysis of the five stages in the education of the child, covering the period from birth to the age of 25.Being one of the most influential thinkers of the 18th century, Rousseau is considered one of the indirect causes of the French Revolution. In Rousseau one certainly finds one of the most influential spokesmen for 18th century thought, and it is primarily the thoughts of him and Voltaire that are put into action with the Revolution."The first and last of these (i.e. Héloise and Émile), with their sentimental expression of deism, gave much offence, and Rousseau, like Voltaire, was forced to flee to Prussia. Restless and locally unpopular, he fled again to England, where he had a great welcome. Hume, who had offered him asylum, looked after him patiently..." (PMM 207, Printing and the Mind of Man).The totalitarian tendency of Rousseau's philosophy of education has been noted by a number of philosophers, in recent times most famously, Karl Popper.McEachern: 1A

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        The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. In six volumes. A new edition, corrected. 6 Bände.

      4to (29 x 23 cm). 3 Bl., 424 S.; 4 Bl., 446 S.; 4 Bl., 404 S.; 2 Bl., 338 S.; 3 Bl., 464 S.; 4 Bl., 452 S., 46 Bl. Leder d. Zeit m. dekorativer Rückengoldprägung, Blindprägung u. Goldfileten auf d. Deckeln sowie Stehkantenvergoldung. Marmorierter Schnitt u. marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere. Eine der wohl berühmtesten und bekanntesten Geschichten Großbritanniens wurde schon zu Lebzeiten Humes (1711-1776) im Gegensatz zu seinen philosophischen Schriften ein Erfolg. Vorliegende korrigierte Ausgabe erschien kurz nach Erscheinen des letzten Bandes und ist im Gegensatz zu früheren, nach Erscheinen angeordneten Ausgaben in chronologische Reihenfolge gebracht. - Exlibris eines fürstlichen Angehörigen des Distelordens im Innendeckel: Wahlspruch "Nemo me impune lacessit" unter Krone, Initiale uneindeutig. Einbände etw. berieben, Ecken teils bestoßen. Band 6 m. angeplatzten Gelenken. Vereinzelt im Rande gering fleckig. Sehr schöne, reich ausgestattete Bände aus einer fürstlichen Bibliothek. Klare Satzanordnung in schönen Typen auf starkem, breitrandigen Büttenpapier. Eine bestechend schöne Reihe. [4 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Du contrat social, ou principes du droit politique.

      Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1762. (4) + 246 + (2) p. Contemporary full calf with marbled edges and gilt spine.15 X 9 cm.. Pirated edition?, published as the same year as the first edition

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