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        Dictionnaire de chymie, contenant la théorie et la pratique de cette science, son application à la physique, à l'histoire naturelle, à la médecine, & à l'économie animale

      Paris, Lacombe, 1766. 2 vol. petit de I. XXVI, (2), 616pp. - II. (4), 686, (2)pp demi - veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure pastiche) 1766, 1766, in - 8, 2 vol. petit de I. XXVI, (2), 616pp. - II. (4), 686, (2)pp, demi - veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure pastiche), PREMIERE EDITION d'un des tout premiers dictionnaires de chimie. Pierre Joseph Macquer (1718 - 84) fut professeur de chimie et de pharmacie au Jardin des plantes de Paris. Après avoir publié des "Eléments de chimie", l'auteur, encouragé par d'autres scientifiques, décida de publier un dictionnaire de cette discipline qui n'avait jamais été abordée de manière alphabétique jusqu'alors. Cette forme lui permet en outre de développer un certain nombre de sujets qui ne trouvaient pas leur place dans un traité classique. Pages de titre rognées court, mais néanmoins bel exemplaire

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        Dictionnaire de chymie, contenant la théorie & la pratique de cette science, son application à la Médecine & l'economie animale. 2 vols.

      Paris, Lacombe, 1766. 8vo. In two contemporary full sprinckled full calf bindings with five raised bands and richly gilt spines. Corners and spines with wear, and waterstain affecting lower half of the last third of volume 1, otherwise a fine set. XXVI, (2), 616 pp.; (4), 686, (2) pp. First edtion of this landmark work "which may be regarded as the first scientific work of its class." (Ferguson I:p.60) and is considered the "first modern dictionary of chemistry" . "An ecnyclopedia of all that was then known about chemistry, the Dictionnaire is Marcquer's most important work and a milestone of chemical literature. Begun in 1763, Macquer published it anonymously bacause he was concerned that his reputation might suffer as he had not been able to make it as perfect as he wished. He need not have worried, as the work received very favorably reviews shortly after it appeared. Containing more than five hundred articles in alphabetical order, it was preceded by a brief pattern for many later chemical dictionaries." (Neville, vol2. p. 112). "By far the most important of Macquer's works: there had been technical dictionaries before but this was the first dictionary of theoretical and general chemistry; its success soon produced many imitators". (Duveen). Blake 282; Cole 862; Coleby 22; Duveen 377; Edelstein 1509; Ferchl 332

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        Traité des Délits et des Peines, traduit de l'italien (par André Morellet), d'après la troisième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur. Avec des Additions de l'Auteur, qui n'ont pas encore paru en italien. Philadelphie (ma Parigi), 1766

      (Philadelphie), 1766. in - 12, pp. XL, 239. Leg. del tempo p. pelle con filetti a secco sui piatti, tit. e fregi oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Ristampa della prima edizione della traduzione francese col solo testo "Dei delitti e delle pene", pubblicatasi a Parigi col falso luogo di Losanna; anche la presente ediz. apparve a Parigi, ma col falso luogo di Filadelfia. Annunciata da D'Alembert sulla "Gazette littéraire de l'Europe" del 1° agosto 1765 («..Ce bel ouvrage "Dei delitti e delle pene" méritoit d'être traduit dans notre langue par une main habile; un de nos meilleurs écrivains s'est chargé de ce soin; sa traduction est achevée et prête à paroître..»), essa apparve a Parigi il 28 dicembre di quell'anno 1765, ma con la falsa indicazione "à Lausanne 1766". Le correzioni ed aggiunte citate nel frontespizio, trasmesse al Morellet, erano state preparate dal Beccaria per la nuova edizione italiana (con l'indicazione "Edizione quinta", che uscirà a Livorno nel marzo del 1766). Bell'esempl.

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        Les contes des Génies, ou les charmantes leçons d'Horam fils d'Asmar

      Marc Michel Rey, 1766. Rilegato (hardback) Trois tome. Ouvrage traduit du Persan en Anglois, par Sir Charles Morell. Avec XIII figures par tome. 3 volumi. 16mo. pp. 284 + 336 + 336. Buono (Good). Dorso con abrasioni, copertima sciupata e con fori di tarlo. Belle pagine bianche con qualche lieve e rara fioritura. .

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        Traité des délits et des peines,

      Lausanne: n. p.,, 1766. traduit de l'italien, d'après la troisième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'auteur. Avec les additions de l'auteur, qui n'ont pas encore paru en italien. Octavo (164 x 95 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, raised bands, spine elaborately decorated in gilt with central floral tools, all edges red, marbled enddpapers. Tiny hole to fore edge of title, the occasional faint spot to contents. An excellent copy. First edition in French of undoubtedly the most influential work on criminal justice in the 18th century, originally published in Italian in 1764, first published in English in London in 1767. Cesare Beccaria, Marchese Beccaria-Bonesana, a well-to-do Milanese professor of law and economics, had made many prison visits and was appalled at what he saw. His short book was immediately successful and widely influential in stimulating reform in many countries, including the nascent United States. "Beccaria maintained that the gravity of the crime should be measured by its injury to society and that the penalties should be related to this. The prevention of crime he held to be of greater importance than its punishment, and the certainty of punishment of greater effect than its severity. He denounced the use of torture and secret judicial proceedings. He opposed capital punishment, which should be replaced by life imprisonment; crimes against property should be in the first place punished by fines, political crimes by banishment; and the conditions in prisons should be radically improved. Beccaria believed that the publication of criminal proceedings, verdicts and sentences, as well as furthering general education, would help to prevent crime. These ideas have now become so commonplace that it is difficult to appreciate their revolutionary impact at the time" (PMM). Thomas Jefferson had a copy of the New-York edition of 1809 (Sowerby 2349). Translator André Morellet was a French economist who contributed to the Encyclopédie. His translation is based on the third edition of Beccaria's treatise and, according to the imprint, includes previously unpublished additions by the author. It was criticised for diverting widely from the original text, leading Beccaria to seek out another translator, whom he found in librarian Chaillou de Lisy. There were none-the-less several editions of Morellet's translation and it is this text on which Voltaire and Diderot based their commentaries and annotations.

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        Esercito posto in ordinanza di battaglia & Spoglio del Campo nemico

      1766. Coppia di incisioni all'acquaforte e bulino, finemente colorate a mano in epoca, circa 1766, firmate in lastra in basso a destra. Da due dipinti di Francesco Simonini. Magnifiche prove, impresse su due fogli reali di carta vergata coeva, con pieni margini, leggere abrasioni al recto, piccole ossidazioni, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Francesco Simonini (Parma 1686 - Firenze dopo il 1755) giunse a Venezia verso il 1730 divenendo il pittore prediletto del Maresciallo Von der Schulenburg, per trent'anni comandante in capo delle forze di terra della Serenissima, che lo incarica di ritrarre le più importanti battaglie della campagne contro i Turchi in una serie di tele, oggi in parte conservate al Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum di Hannover. A documentare quest'attività di "cronista di guerra" sono i numerosi disegni eseguiti dal pittore durante le campagne militari contro i turchi in Dalmazia e durante la difesa di Corfù. Teodoro Viero, allievo del Golinetto, venne a Venezia nel 1755 per perfezionarsi nell'arte dell'intaglio, ed aprì un negozio di stampe che ebbe fortuna. Di lui si ricordano particolarmente dodici teste dal Piazzetta, e queste celebri battaglie dal Simonini. A proposito di questi rami, così scrive il Gradenigo 1749: "Teodoro Viero, incisore in rame a Venezia formò un'opera da stamparsi in rame di dodici capricciose teste dell'immortale pittore veneziano Gio. Batta Piazzetta. Egli anche compì oramai il gran lavoro di quattro rami che esprimono : il primo 1 Esercito posto in ordinanza di battaglia ; il 2 la Battaglia formale; 3 il Riposo de Soldati dopo la vittoria medesima; 4 lo Spoglio del Campo nemico; altre volte su quadri dipinti dal celebre defonto Francesco Simonini, il tutto dispensato alla di lui Casa nella Contrada di S. Leone a prezzi discreti". Una domanda di privilegio privativo presentata dal Viero il 18 febbraio 1766, ci fornisce ulteriori particolari su questi suoi lavori. Scriveva che "da undeci anni abitante in Venezia, dopo l'assidua Scuola del celebre Pitteri dal medesimo frequentata, si trova ora in istato di produrre al Pubblico quattro Battaglie del celebre Francesco Simonini da esso travagliate per tre anni di tempo, di una grandezza, e di una fattura non comune, e che è affatto nuova nella Dominante, come dal confronto si può chiaramente vedere", così che il Senato, mentre il 31 maggio 1766 gli concedeva il privilegio per le quattro stampe delle Battaglie riconosciute anche dai Riformatori dello Studio di Padova effettivamente "di fattura non comune e affatto nuova", si riservava per le altre di decidere quando gliene sarebbe stato presentato almeno un saggio. Rare e affascinanti opere. "Pair of etchings with engraving, finely hand colored at the time, about 1766, signed in plate at lower right. After two paintings by Francesco Simonini. Magnificent impressions, printed on contemporary laid paper, with full margins, light abrasions on the front, small rust, otherwise in excellent condition. Francesco Simonini (Parma 1686 - Florence after 1755) arrived in Venice around 1730 became the favorite painter of Marshal Von der Schulenburg, for thirty years commander of the ground forces of the Venetian Republic, which commissioned him to paint the most important battles the campaigns against the Turks in a series of paintings, now partly preserved in the Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum in Hanover. To document this activity of ""chronicler of war"" are the many drawings made by the artist during the military campaigns against the Turks in Dalmatia during the defense of Corfu. Teodoro Viero, a student of Golinetto, came to Venice in 1755 to specialize in the art of carving, and opened a print shop that had luck. Remember him particularly twelve heads after Piazzetta, and these famous battles after Simonini. With regard to these branches, writes the Gradenigo 1749: ""Teodoro Viero, copper engraver in Venice formed a work to be printed in copper twelve heads capricious immortal Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. He also performed the now great job of expressing four branches: the first one Army post in order of battle, the Battle formal 2, 3 Rest of the soldiers after the victory itself; 4 Examination of the range enemy, other times on boards paintings by famous deceased Francesco Simonini, all dispensed to him in the House district of S. Lion decent prices. "" A question of privilege made by the Private Viero February 18, 1766, provides further details on these works. Wrote that ""from 11 years living in Venice, after assiduous School celebrated Pitteri the same popular, is now in a state of produce to the public four Battles of the famous Francesco Simonini troubled by it for three years of time, of a magnitude, and an invoice is not common, and that is nothing new in the Dominant, as you can clearly see from the comparison, ""so that the Senate, May 31, 1766 and granted him the privilege for four prints of Battles also recognized by the Reformers of the Firm Padua actually ""invoice uncommon and entirely new"", is reserved for the other to decide when to him it would have been presented at least one essay. Rare and fascinating works." Rodolfo Gallo, in Ateneo Veneto, L'incisione nel '700 a Venezia e Bassano, pp. 184 - 186; G. Sestieri, I pittori di battaglie, pp. 464 - 465. 760 530

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        Letters Written by the Late Jonathan Swift

      T. Davies, London 1766 - Copyright date is 1766, from 1703 to 1740 Letters Written by the Late Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Several of His Friends. From the Year 1703 to 1740 Published from the Originals; With Notes Explanatory and Historical by John Hawkesworth (3 volumes).Inscription inside all three volumes front board also, "Gulielmus Irby donum Richard Hutchinson Schole Etonensis Nov. 1st 1766 now Earl of Donoghmore. Gulielmus Irby was the son of William Irby, 1st Baron of Boston (1707-1775) Very Good / No Jacket. Hardcover. Three volumes in original full leather with five raised bands on spine, red and brown labels on spine and gilt trim worn. Leather aged with edgewear but bindings secure. Light foxing, offsettting to endpapers and bookplate of the Hon. William Irby inside front boards. Texts and illustrations, bindings secure, a solid collectible set of books. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IL CUOCO PIEMONTESE perfezionato a Parigi che insegna con facil metodo a cucinare qualunque sorta di vivande, sì in grasso, che in magnro, di nuovo gusto: ed avvisi sopra la bontà, e scelta d'ogni cosa apparentemente alla Cucina, proseguito dal Confetturiere. Coi doveri del Mastro di Casa, e le minute per la quattro Stagioni; colla spiegazione degli utensili necessarj, e la maniera di trinciare pulitamente le carni.

      Ricca, 1766. in - 8, pp. 504, bella leg. m. pelle coeva con tass. e tit. oro al d. con picc. fregi, piatti in cart. dec. Con una gr. tav. xilogr., più volte ripiegata, stampata recto/verso e raff. l'apparecchiatura della tavola con i coperti e menù. Rarissima ediz. orig. del più noto trattato di cucina piemontese, contenente centinaia di dettagliate ricette dove l'innovazione della cucina francese si fonde con la tradizione di quella piemontese. L'opera gettò le basi per un autonomia della cucina piemontese rispetto a quella d'oltralpe: la birra lasciò spazio al vino, il vino bianco secco prese il posto dello champagne, i tartufi neri del Périgord furono sostituiti con i tartufi bianchi, e così via. Un capitolo intero è dedicato a burro e formaggio, in particolare parmigiano, altro a bevande quali caffè, tè e cioccolato. Ampia trattazione viene data a confetture e marmellate. L'opera fu più volte ristampata anche nei secoli successivi, ma questa prima edizione è pressochè introvabile soprattutto completa della tavola. Paleari I, p. 230. Westbury 69. Manca a Vicaire. Belliss. esempl. [MM11 - 084]

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        Recueil de divers traités sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre et des fossiles

      Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1766. (4 ff.), 552 pp reliure de l'époque en veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés de motifs floraux dorés, tranches rouges 1766, 1766, in - 4, (4 ff.), 552 pp, reliure de l'époque en veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés de motifs floraux dorés, tranches rouges, Première édition collective de ce recueil principalement consacré à la géologie, dû au naturaliste suisse Elie Bertrand (1713 - 1797), dédié au roi de Pologne Stanislas Auguste, dont Bertrand était membre du conseil privé. Composé de 9 neufs traités qui parurent séparément, et qui sont ici revus et corrigés par l'auteur, cet ouvrage est de fait plus complet et plus exact. Cet ouvrage contient notamment les "Mémoires sur la structure intérieure de la terre" (Heidegguer, Zurich, 1752) et les "Mémoires historiques et physiques sur les tremblements de terre" (Pierre Gosse junior, La Haye, 1757) ainsi qu'un mémoire sur les tremblements de terre et une minéralogie du Canton de Berne. Illustré de bandeaux gravés sur bois par Orcat, répétés à chaque partie. De la bibliothèque du malacologue Ernest Bucaille, avec étiquette ex - libris. Coins et mors émoussés. Intérieur frais, exceptés les 4 derniers feuillets légèrement brunis

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        Veduta dell'interno dell'Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo

      1766. - TERZO STATO DI CINQUE - Acquaforte e bulino, 1766, firmata in lastra . Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. " - THE THIRD STATE OF FIVE - Etching with engraving, 1766, signed on plate. From the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Roma Rome Hind 78, III/V; Focillon 760; Wilton Ely 221.

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        Lo stato presente di tutti i paesi e popoli del mondo, naturale, politico, e morale, con nuove osservazioni e correzioni degli antichi e moderni viaggiatori. (Vol. XXVI a se stante). Continuazione dell'Africa, con gli altri statti della costa Occidentale... Congo, La Nigrizia, Zaara, Marocco, Tunisi, Algeri, Tripoli, Barca.

      Nella Stamperia di Giambattista Albrizzi, 1766. In - 8° antico (cm 18 x 12), forte leg.coeva in piena pergamena, con tit. in oro al dorso, pp. (14)632(8). Completo, con 35 incisioni in rame su tavv. f.t., 29 di vedute e scene descritte nel testo, e 6 di carte geografiche su tavv. ripiegate (le prime due di cm 36x47, le altre di cm 18x27). Leggerissimo aloncino, praticamente impercettibile, al margine esterno delle ultime cento pp. circa. Per il resto ottimo esemplare.

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        Letters Written by the Late Jonathan Swift

      T. Davies, 1766, Full-Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First Edition. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, Copyright date is 1766, from 1703 to 1740 Letters Written by the Late Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Several of His Friends. From the Year 1703 to 1740 Published from the Originals; With Notes Explanatory and Historical by John Hawkesworth (3 volumes).Inscription inside all three volumes front board also, "Gulielmus Irby donum Richard Hutchinson Schole Etonensis Nov. 1st 1766 now Earl of Donoghmore. Gulielmus Irby was the son of William Irby, 1st Baron of Boston (1707-1775) Very Good / No Jacket. Hardcover. Three volumes in original full leather with five raised bands on spine, red and brown labels on spine and gilt trim worn. Leather aged with edgewear but bindings secure. Light foxing, offsettting to endpapers and bookplate of the Hon. William Irby inside front boards. Texts and illustrations, bindings secure, a solid collectible set of books, Collectible First Edition

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        Mémoires sur l'Egypte ancienne et moderne, suivis d'une description du Golfe Arabique ou de la Mer Rouge

      De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1766. - De l'Imprimerie Royale, à Paris 1766, in - 4 (19,5x25,5cm), xvj ; 277pp. ; xxiij, relié. - Edizione 7 contiene mappe e piani incise su inserto di rame, 6 opuscoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale contenant 7 cartes et plans gravés sur cuivre hors texte, dont 6 dépliants.  Reliure légèrement postérieure en pleine basane blonde racinée. Dos lisse orné de dentelles et fleurons dorés, ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Roulette dorée sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches mouchetées bleues. Habiles restaurations au niveau des mors, un petit accident sans manque sur celui qui plat supérieur. Quelques rousseurs éparses en début et fin de volume, sans gravité. Ouvrage purement géographique, basé sur les travaux anciens et modernes, et qui s'attache à fixer avec la plus grande exactitude les distances entre les villes, la taille et l'emplacement des monuments (la taille des pyramides), les fouilles... Il présente pour la première fois la cartographie exacte de l'Egypte, telle que nous la connaissons aujourd'hui. Les différentes cartes figurent l'Egypte antique, la ville d'Alexandrie, les environs de Memphis, l'Égypte "moderne", le Golfe Arabique, et  l'Abyssinie et le Yémen. D'Anville développa une passion précoce pour la géographie qui fut récompensée par sa nomination en tant que géographe du roi, son étude est d'autant plus remarquable que l'auteur n'a jamais mis les pieds en Egypte et qu'il s'agit tout entier d'un travail de recherches. La précision de ses cartes et de ses études furent confirmées par l'expédition d'Egypte de Napoléon.   

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        Traité général des éléments du chant

      L'auteur, la veuve Duchesne à Paris, Fournier à Versailles 1766 - Traité général des éléments du chant, dédié à Monseigneur de Dauphin, par M. l'Abbé Lacassagne. A Paris, l'Auteur, la Veuve Duchesne, A Versailles chez Fournier aux galeries du château, 1766. Suivi de l'Uni-cléfier musical pour servir de Supplément au Traité général des Elémens du Chant. Un volume in-8 (219 x 155 mm), (8) - 188 - (4) - 16 - XII pp. Plein maroquin fauve de l'époque richement décoré d'une dentelle aux petits fers, aux grandes armes de Béatrice de Choiseul-Stainville, duchesse de Gramont, soeur du ministre de Louis XV. Dos orné à cinq nerfs, pièce de titre, filets sur les coupes, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées, gardes de moire bleue. Magnifique exemplaire de ce très intéressant et rare traité musical dont le texte est entièrement gravé dans un élégant encadrement. Bien complet des deux pages noires avec des lignes blanches pour écrire soi-même la musique. Quelques petits coups et taches à la reliure. Quelques salissures, et rares rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES INTÉRÊTS DES NATIONS DE L'EUROPE DÉVELOPPÉS RELATIVEMENT AU COMMERCE

      Leide, chez Elie Luzac ; Leipzich, chez Weidmann et Reich ; Florence, chez Bouchard ; Naples, chez Gravier ; Londres, chez John Nourse, 1766 - 2 volumes in-4 (27,5 x 22 cm) de (8)-434 et (6)-387 pages. Cartonnage d'attente muet de l'époque. Exemplaire ébarbé, non rogné. Le premier volume ne comporte pas de faux-titre, ce qui est le cas d'autres exemplaires examinés. Exemplaire frais, avec de rares rousseurs claires à quelques feuillets seulement (la plupart des exemplaires comportent d'importantes rousseurs). ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Une seconde édition en 4 volumes in-12 a paru l'année suivante (1767). "Dans son principal traité, les Intérêts des nations., Accarias de Serione, qui a étudié différents aspects du commerce. soutient que le commerce favorise l'augmentation de la population et rejette la théorie physiocratique de la production et de l'impôt [.] Pour lui la découverte de l’Amérique a stimule l'agriculture et l'industrie européenne ; elle a multiplié en Europe emplois et subsistances [.] Le commerce colonial a donc contribué à accroître la population européenne [.] Il semble partisan de la théorie alliant les salaires au niveau de vie. Un état ne devrait pas taxer les biens de consommation courante, car cet impôt augmente le coût de la vie et, par conséquent la valeur monétaire des salaires [.]" (Spengler, Les doctrines françaises avant 1800, p. 291). "Ouvrage intéressant par tous les renseignements qu'il contient sur le commerce et sur son importance pour réaliser l'équilibre entre les nations dont la puissance est proportionnée à la population, au travail, à l'industrie. Le commerce est envisagé par pays, puis sont examinées les institutions nécessaires à son développement : banque, crédit public, monnaie, intérêt, compagnies de commerce, etc. [.]" (Leblanc, De Thomas More à Chaptal, p. 134) Jacques Accarias de Serionne (1706-1792), originaire de la Drôme, fut un économiste réputé. Avocat aux conseils du Roi (1739-1753) et Secrétaire du Roi (1746). Une malheureuse affaire financière força Serionne à se retirer dans les Pays-Bas vers novembre 1757. Il gagna la confiance du ministre plénipotentiaire de Vienne, Cobenzl, par des travaux et obtint de publier leJournal du Commerce à partir de janvier 1759. L'affaire périclita au bout de trois ans et Serionne passa dans les Provinces-Unies (1763) pour s'installer ensuite en Autriche, où il serait décédé à Vienne en 1792. Son séjour à Bruxelles fut entrecoupé de voyages en Hollande; il rédigea et publia aussi son intéressant Almanach des commerçants (Bruxelles 1762). D'après Jeroom Vercruysse, Jean Gabriel Montaudoin de La Touche (1722-1781) aurait collaboré à l'écriture des Intérêts des Nations de l'Europe publié en 1766. "L'utilité des hommes pour un Etat est une matière de calcul. Tout citoyen qui a du bien ou de l'industrie, qui en fait usage pour procurer aux autres des moyens de subsister, est un homme utile." (extrait) TRÈS BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CE LIVRE IMPORTANT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECHERCHES SUR L'ORIGINE DU DESPOTISME ORIENTAL.

      S.n.n.l. 1766 - (4)-332 pages. Relié à la suite : BOULANGER (Nicolas Antoine), HOLBACH, Baron d' (éditeur) DISSERTATION SUR ELIE ET ENOCH. Par l'auteur (Mr. Boulanger) des Recherches sir l'origine du despotisme oriental et servant de suite à cet ouvrage. DIX HUITIÈME SIÈCLE, s.l.n.d. (1764) XVI-284 pages. 1 tableau dépliant. 2 ouvrages reliés en 1 volume in-12 (16,5 x 10,3 cm). Reliure de l'époque plein veau glacé, dos lisse richement orné aux petits fers dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire très frais, à l'état proche du neuf. A noter seulement trois petites marques d'enfoncement au second plat absolument sans conséquence (dûes très certainement à une ficelle qui servait anciennement à maintenir ce volume dans un lot de livres). La première édition des Recherches sur l'origine du despotisme oriental date de 1761. Le Baron d'Holbach aura sans doute remanié l'ouvrage posthume laissé par Boulanger. Initialement conçu pour servir de commentaire à l'Esprit des Loix de Montesquieu, Boulanger étudie les anciennes théocraties et le despotisme inévitablement lié à ce type de gouvernement. Le contenu de cet ouvrage se retrouve dans la grande Encyclopédie Diderot et d'Alembert à l'article Economie politique (sous forme abrégée). Edition parue vraisemblablement l'année de l'originale pour la Dissertation sur Elie et Enoch. Ce second ouvrage contient la Dissertation sur Elie et Enoch, Esope fabuliste et un Traité mathématique sur le bonheur précédé d'une Lettre préliminaire du traducteur français. Ce dernier ouvrage serait d'Irenée Krantzovius, ouvrage traduit de l'allemand en anglais avec des remarques par A. B. et traduit de l'anglais en français. En réalité ce texte sur le bonheur réduit en axiomes serait de Benjamin Stillingfleet avec pour traducteur, Etienne de Silhouette (Catalogue Bnf). L'auteur des deux premiers textes est vraisemblablement Boulanger. Le Baron d'Holbach ayant édité le texte. La première édition est donnée en XIV pages préliminaires et 216 pages (avec une vignette à l'eau-forte sur la page de titre). Ce volume fait partie des traités propagés par le Baron d'Holbach et les matérialistes. Chaque page tend à démonter la chronologie biblique et à ridiculiser les dogmes de la religion chrétienne reléguée au rang de fable pour enfants. Le Traité mathématique sur le Bonheur essaye de rationaliser la notion de bonheur. "Les malheureux humains ont donc été trompés par ceux dont ils devoient être éclairés. Plaignons-les donc dans leurs égaremens ; et loin de les insulter pour un crime involontaire, que cette confiance même qu'ils ont eue aux artisans du mensonge, en les prenant pour les artisans de la vérité, nous fasse lire dans l'avenir ce que les hommes seront un jour, lorsque le progrès général des connoissances leur aura appris et démontré que tout ce qu'on leur a donné pour une succession continue et non interrompue de faits et de vérités, n'est qu'une succession continue et non interrompue de fables et d'impostures sacerdotales." (extrait de la Dissertation sur Elie et Enoch, conclusion). SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Philosophy of History. By M. De Voltaire.

      London: Printed for L. Allcock, 1766., 1766. First English edition. 8vo. Full calf, covers ruled in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. 316 pp. Some scuffing to edges and hinges, ownership signature and stamp at the head of the title page; a clean very good copy in general. Translated from the French work published in 1765: "La Philosophie de L'Histoire. Par feu l'Abbe Bazin." The book was published in French under the Bazin pseudonym to protect Voltaire from persecution, but this English edition appeared the following year under his own name. As in the Mcgill copy (Patrick Lee Collection), this copy has the page number '44' printed upside-down, and page number '93' printed as '39'. There was at least one edition in French published in London in 1765, but this 1766 edition appears to be the first in English.. First English Language Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good.

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        Voyages et Decouvertes Faites par le Russes le Long des cotes de la Mer Glaciale & sur l'Ocean Oriental, tant vers le Japon que vers l'Amerique. On Y a joint l'Histoire du Fleuve Amur (two volumes bound in one)

      Marc-Michel Rey, Amsterdam 1766 - FIRST FRENCH EDITION of this work originally published in German in 1758, which is the "most important contemporary account of Bering's discoveries, by [Gerhard Friedrich Muller (1705-1783), historian and scientist, who was] attached to [Bering's] second expedition" (quote from Wright-Howes). WITH ORIGINAL MAP BOUND IN AT REAR IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. ***DESCRIPTION: Two volumes bound as one, each with its own title page, in contemporary patterned paper boards with a tan leather spine with gilt decorative rules, gold spine label with gilt lettering, all edges speckled red, plain laid paper endpapers, Table of Contents ("Table des Matieres") bound in at the back, followed by a publisher's catalogue (not called for in the bibliographies), followed by the folding map showing the lands touching the Arctic Circle, including a large portion of Russia and parts of America, even showing a portion of California. Size 16 mo (approximately 6.5" tall), pagination: Volume I, (i)-xii, (1)-388; Volume II, (i)-iv, (1)-207, (1-22) being the Table of Contents, (1-3) being the publisher's ads, folding map. ***CONDITION: Overall the volume is very good plus to near fine; we had an expert perform some archival restoration to mend the joints, corners and edges. Externally, the binding is now strong with no wear, although there is some insect damage on the spine label. Internally, there is evidence of an old label (some type of official stamp?) on the front pastedown, the top corner of the front free endpaper was filled in, and the first page of text is missing the top corner (not affecting any text) as well as having evidence of an old (library?) stamp which is placed over the chapter heading (lightly - text is easily read). Throughout the text there is overall light toning. There may be a page missing from the publisher's catalogue at the rear, as the entries end with items beginning with the letter "R". The folding map is near fine, with overall toning but no tears. There are some old wormholes on the rear pastedown, but none going into the folding map. ***CITATION: Sabin 51286, Wright-Howes M-884. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Investigaciones históricas de las antigüedades del Reyno de Navarra

      Pamplona, Imprenta de Pascual Ibáñez, 1766 - Folio, [18]+748 p. Pasta española siglo XIX, rozada, tejuelo. Firma en hoja de respeto, papel tostado y puntos de óxido en parte de la obra. Frontis calcográfico antes de portada (por D. Juan de la Cruz), viñeta calcográfica en portada, ambos con escudo de Navarra; viñetas con escenas históricas, culs de lampe, capitulares; algunas ilustraciones en el texto, mostrando monedas y sellos medievales. Apostillas marginales. Moret y Mendi (Pamplona, 1617-1687), jesuíta, profesor de filosofía y teología, Cronista del Reino de Navarra desde 1654. Pérez Goyena 2249 y 623. Ejemplar de la 2ª edición de esta obra, tras la primera de 1665

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        Plan De l'Affaire de Soest, contenant les Mouvements que l'Armée fit depuis le 17 jusqu' au 25 d'Octobre. F.W. de Bawr':.

      - Kupferstich v. Jacob van der Schley n. Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer b. Pierre Gosse & Daniel Pinet, dat. 1766, 54 x 111 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 43. - Karte der Umgebung zwischen Soest, Werl, Hamm und Lippstadt. - Alle 4 Städte mit Befestigungsplänen und Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen i.J. 1758. - Im Kartenhimmel Titelkartusche.

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        Deux importants textes matérialistes : Examen critique des Apologistes de la Religion Chrétienne (Burigny), 1766 et Le Discours de l'Empereur Julien contre les Chrétiens

      1766 - ANONYME [attribué à LÉVESQUE DE BURIGNY ?, NAIGEON ? SAINT-HYACINTHE ?] EXAMEN CRITIQUE DES APOLOGISTES DE LA RELIGION CHRÉTIENNE. Par M. Fréret, Secrétaire perpétuel de l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. s.l.n.n., 1766 (1)-287-(1) pages. Relié à la suite : BOYER D'ARGENS (Jean-Baptiste Boyer, marquis d'Argens) DISCOURS DE L'EMPEREUR JULIEN, CONTRE LES CHRÉTIENS. Traduit par Mr. le Marquis d'Argens chambellan de S. M. le Roi de Prusse de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres de Berlin, Directeur de la classe de Philologie. Avec de nouvelles notes de divers auteurs. Nouvelle édition. A Berlin, Chez Chrétien Frédéric Voss, 1768 [1769] 175 pages. 2 ouvrages reliés en 1 volume in-8 (19,8 x 12,2 cm). Reliure de l'époque pleine basane porphyre, dos lisse richement orné, pièce de titre de maroquin olive, tranches bleues marbrées. Extrémité des coiffes arrachée (petit restauration à prévoir) sinon exemplaire d'une très grand fraîcheur tant au niveau de la reliure que de l'intérieur. Supra libris au nom de "P. BOSQUET" précédé du chiffre 4. (bibliophile amateur de matérialisme si l'on en croit d'autres ouvrages recouverts de la même provenance). Le second ouvrage est imprimé sur un papier de qualité inégale selon les cahiers. Le papier des derniers cahiers est plus teinté. Bel ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Utopian Literature] Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum Novam Telluris Theoriam Ac Historiam Quintae Monarchiae Adhuc Nobis Incognitae Exhibens e Bibliotheca B. Abelini

      Hafinae & Lipsiae [Copenhague Printed By Pelt, Friedrich Christian 1766 Small 8vo: [10],360pp, with portrait frontispiece, engraved title-page, folding map and six full-page plates engraved by Bru hl (the 1741 first edition, published in Copenhagen, contained only 3 three plates in addition to the frontispiece). Contemporary dark brown mottled sheep, elaborately gilded spine sewn on five bands green and tan lettering pieces gilt, red paste-paper end papers, marbled edges. Spine rubbed with some loss of gilt, else an extremely pleasing and collectible copy of this satirical romance in the style of Gulliver's Travels by the father of Danish literature ("Holberg found Denmark with no books, and he wrote a library for her." Encyclopædia Britannica). Internally fine and bright with excellent plate impressions. Hoover 425. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1114. Gove, pp. 303-305; Stammhammer II, p. 171.Near Fine

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        The castle of Otranto, a Gothic story

      London printed for William Bathoe in the Strand, M.DCC.LXVI. [1766] 8vo: xxiv, 200pp. Beautifully rebound by Fitterer in period style, with chestnut calf spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, hand-marbled paper-covered boards, end papers renewed. A Fine binding, text block Near Fine, lightly spotted and moderately browned, first few leaves washed and so whiter then the rest. Hazen, Walpole, p.55. Gordon, Landmarks in English Literature, p. 15. PMM 211. Near Fine

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        NUOVE OSSERVAZIONI SOPRA I GLOBETTI ROSSI DEL SANGUE.

      Lucca, nella Stamperia di Jacopo Giusti, 1766. In-16 gr. (mm. 190x134), cartoncino rustico mod., 45 pp., 1 c.b. Dedica al Conte Carlo di Firmian. ?L?A. esamina la disposizione dei vasi in varii animali; ricerca i gruppi delle uova di molti entozoi, chiarisce l?anatomia generale con l?esame dei tessuti primordiali, e riconosce la differenza dei globetti nei primitivi cilindri nervosi?. Così De Renzi ?Storia della medicina in Italia?,V, p. 175-76. "Prima edizione". ?Il trentino Felice Fontana (1730-1805), fisiologo, chimico, patologo, naturalista, fu direttore del Gabinetto di Fisica di Palazzo Pitti, ove riunì ricche collezioni di animali, piante, minerali, e preparò la famosa raccolta di cere anatomiche. Studiò i movimenti dell?iride e scoperse lo spazio dell?angolo dell?iride che porta il suo nome; fece esperienze sull?irritabilità muscolare e sui riflessi.. ideò un "eudiometro" per lo studio dei gas.. La sua intelligenza sovrana fu tale che noi lo accomuniamo nel ricordo ai Redi, ai Malpighi, ai Lazzaro Spallanzani; il giudizio maturato sui suoi contributi dati alla chimica e alla fisica lo avvicinano ad Alessandro Volta, a Priestley, a Scheele, a Lavoisier.? Cfr. Diz. Treccani,IV, p. 855 - Provenzal ?Profili Bio-Bibliogr. di chimici italiani?, pp. 55-59 - Blake, p. 150 - Wellcome,III, p. 37. Lieviss. uniformi arross. su tutto il testo altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Histoire de la domination des Arabes et des Maures en Espagne et en Portugal, depuis l'invasion de ces peuples jusqu' a leur expulsion définitive; rédigée sur l'histoire traduite de l'arabe en espagnol. Three volumes. Paris, Alexis Eymery, 1825.

      Pp. (iv), 504; (iv), 470; (iv), 412, xxxviii, vi. Uncut copy in original decorated boards, with some wear to spine ends. Housed in a special made cloth box. Partly with some light staining. First French edition of Conde's history of the Arab rule in Spain. José Antonio Conde (1766-1820) was educated at the university of Alcalá and became a member of the Spanish Academy in 1802. This his most important work presents for the first time a complete version of the history of Islamic Spain covering the period from the Arab invasion of Spain in 711 to the expulsion of the latter in 1492. It was posthumously published at Madrid during the years 1820-21. Unusual to find in the original boards. James Monroe: "Islam and the Arabs in Spanish scholarship", pp. 50-52. Palau 59020

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        Dei delitti e delle pene. Edizione sesta di nuovo corretta ed accresciuta

      chez Molini 1766 16,2x11,0 cm., pp. (4) - VIII, 9 - 314 - (6), cartonatura coeva. Antiporta allegorica che raffigura la Giustizia che si ritrae, dinanzi ad un personaggio che sorregge nella mano destra tre teste decapitate. Piccola vignetta al frontespizio. Firma di possesso all'indice. Frontespizio e antiporta riparati al bordo interno. Opera fondamentale che influenzò il diritto penale, dalla Toscana (Pietro Leopoldo I, Granduca di Toscana, fu il primo al mondo ad abolire la tortura e la pena di morte nel 1786) alla Francia, ai nascenti Stati Uniti. Il nome dell'autore non compare fin dalla prima edizione a dimostrazione della consapevolezza dei rischi che andava correndo. Infatti, Beccaria, rifacendosi al pensiero di Rousseau e alle idee illuministe, distingue il reato, che è un danno all'utilità comune e quindi giudicabile dagli uomini, dal peccato che è giudicabile solamente da Dio. Giunge all'estrema conclusione di considerare inutile, come deterrente, la pena di morte e come pratica disumana la tortura. Nel 1766 l'opera venne inclusa nell'Indice dei libri proibiti ma continuò a circolare nonostante le limitazioni. Dopo la prima edizione del 1764, l'opera venne stampata moltissime volte, quasi sempre con falsi luoghi di stampa e con numerose contraffazioni, a testimoniare la straordinaria risonanza e le difficolta' che incontro' nella sua diffusione editoriale. "L'opinione corrente è che si tratti d'una stampa eseguita in Livorno nella tipografia Coltellini, ma la filigrana rimanda a una cartiera d'Alvernia, sicche' si deve concludere che sia questa l'edizione impressa a Parigi, per conto di Giovan Claudio Molini, nell'autunno del 1766" (cfr. Firpo, Beccaria, I,11)

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        Laokoon.

      Berlin: Voss, 1766. "Opened up a New Prospect in the Appreciation of Greek Literature" (Printing and the Mind of Man)Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim (1729-81). Laokoon: Oder über die Grenzen der Mahlerey und Poesie. Erster Theil (all published). 8vo. [8], 298pp. Berlin: Christian Friedrich Voss, 1766. 196 x 122 mm. Half sheep, gilt spine ca. 1766, light rubbing and edgewear. Minor foxing and toning, but very good. Former owners’ signatures on front endpaper and title. First Edition. The German philosopher and critic Gotthold Lessing was one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era; “it was he, more than any other who laid the foundations of the intellectual primacy of German writers and thinkers in the nineteenth century” (Printing and the Mind of Man 213). His Laokoon, probably his best-known work, had an enormous influence on the development of art and literary criticism: "[Laokoon] takes its name from the famous statue discovered at Rome in the sixteenth century. It analyzes the differences between the sculptor’s treatment of Laocoon wrestling with the serpents and Virgil’s treatment of the same theme, and from there does on to discuss the limits and limitations of all the arts. It contains the first clear statement of the truth, which is now considered axiomatic, that every art is subject to limitations, and can achieve greatness only by a clear understanding of a self-restriction to its proper function. The most telling passages, and those which have borne most fruit, are those on poetry . . . [Lessing’s] exposition of the themes of Homer and Sophocles is especially effective, and he opened up a new prospect in the appreciation of Greek literature” (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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        Historische und geographische Beschreibung von Palästina.

      Hofmann, Kleve und Leipzig 1766 - Aus dem Holländischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von G. A. M(aas). 7 Tle. in 4 Bänden., 1766-75. Mit 12 (mehrf. gefalt.) Karten und Plänen. Hldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rsch. Die Karten zeigen Palästina in untersch.Epochen u. 2 gr. Plänen v. Jerusalem u. Umgebung. Innendeckel mit gestoch. Exlibris der "Roslebischen Schulbibliothek" , tls. gering fleckig, Ebde. etw. berieben. Vollständiges Exemplar der seltenen ersten und einzigen deutschen Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Volständige Samlung (vollständige Sammlung) aller Werke des Weltweisen zu Sanssouci, Erster Theil. unterteilt in 13 Oden und 20 Briefen

      unbekannt 1766 - Gebundenes Exemplar altersgemäß gut erhalten. Im Einbandinnendeckel handgeschriebener Eintrag von alter Hand (1903), sowie mit drei Stempeln Reg.-Assessor Dr. Hill 21. Jan. 03 Laasphe . Im Vorsatz mit kleinen Stockflecken und leicht angeschmutzt. Innen mit wenigen Textanstreichungen (Bleistift). Gelenkinnenfalz aufgeplatzt. Buchblock fest. Seiten altersbedingt etwas nachgedunkelt und mit einigen Stockflecken, überwiegend jedoch fleckenfrei. Der Einband ist berieben. Buchrücken mit handgeschriebenem Titelschild, abgerieben und mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Ecken und Kanten stärker bestoßen. Inhalt: Erste Ode: An die Verläumdung; zweite Ode: An Gresset; dritte Ode: Die Standhaftigkeit; vierte Ode: Die Schmeicheley; fünfte Ode: Die Erneuerung der Akademie; sechste Ode: Der Krieg vom Jahr 1747; siebente Ode: Die Unruhen in Norden; achte Ode: An die Preussen; neunte Ode: An Maupertuis; zehnte Ode: An den Graf von Brühl; eilfte Ode: An Voltaire; zwölfte Ode: Eine Paraphrase; dreizehnte Ode: An den Erbprinzen von Braunschweig. Desweiteren 20 Briefe: An meinen Bruder von Preussen; Hermothim; Über Ehre und Eigennutz; Rottenburg; d`Argens; Graf Gotter; Maupertuis; General Bredow u.a. Dieses Exemplar ist eine Rarität. 332 S. Deutsch - Frakturschrift 194g kl. 8° - Kleinoktav (entspricht 15 - 18,5 cm) Pappeinband o. Schutzumschlag

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        Lettre de M. Deromé Delisle, a M. Bertrand. Sur les Polypes d'Eau-Douce.

      [3]-57, [1] pp. Small 8vo, orig. marbled wrappers, uncut. Paris: Lacombe, 1766. First edition, and a precious copy annotated by Michel Adanson, of the great mineralogist's first book; it is very rare with WorldCat locating one copy in the U.S. "In 1766 he published his first work, dealing with the then fashionable topic of freshwater polyps. With making any observations, Romé set forth a hypothesis on the polyp. The work was a false start; Romé afterward confined himself to the study of mineralogy and chemistry."-D.S.B., XI, p. 520. Michel Adanson has made a series of notes in the margins of this copy as well as underlinings in the text; they are substantial comments and critiques of Romé's text. Adanson (1727-1806), a member of the Académie des Sciences and the Royal Society, performed important work in many areas of natural history. "Adanson played a hidden role in the development of science, for he was in touch with most of the learned people of Europe. He studied static electricity in the torpedo fish, the tourmaline, and various plants; agricultural problems concerning corn, wheat, barley, and fruits; microscopic animalcules; and the circulation of sap in lower plants. He also experimented on regeneration of the limbs and heads of frogs and snails...he was an important contributor to Buffon's Histoire naturelle générale."-D.S.B., I, p. 59. Romé (1736-90), by formulating the law of constancy of interfacial angles, established crystallography as the basis of mineralogy. Fine copy, preserved in a slipcase. Half-title lacking (but I think it is always lacking; it was not present in the other copy we have handled). .

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        Letters Written by the Late Jonathan Swift

      London: T. Davies, 1766. Copyright date is 1766, from 1703 to 1740 Letters Written by the Late Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Several of His Friends. From the Year 1703 to 1740 Published from the Originals; With Notes Explanatory and Historical by John Hawkesworth (3 volumes).Inscription inside all three volumes front board also, "Gulielmus Irby donum Richard Hutchinson Schole Etonensis Nov. 1st 1766 now Earl of Donoghmore. Gulielmus Irby was the son of William Irby, 1st Baron of Boston (1707-1775) Very Good / No Jacket. Hardcover. Three volumes in original full leather with five raised bands on spine, red and brown labels on spine and gilt trim worn. Leather aged with edgewear but bindings secure. Light foxing, offsettting to endpapers and bookplate of the Hon. William Irby inside front boards. Texts and illustrations, bindings secure, a solid collectible set of books.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible.

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        Der vorsichtige und nach heutigem Geschmacke wohlerfahrne Speismeister. Sammt einer Anweisung zum Kochen, Trenchiren und einigen sonderheitlichen Complimenten. Mit beygefügten allgemeinen Tischregeln. Augsburg, M. Rieger 1778. 8°. 15 Bll., 484 S., 13 Bll., mit gestoch. Frontispiz, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Weiss 3484 - Horn-A. 337.- Zweite Ausgabe, selten (EA 1766).- Die Lehrbücher von Odilo Schreger (1697-1774), Prior der oberpfälzischen Benediktinerabtei Ensdorf, sind "teils belehrend, teils unterhaltend und mit harmlosem Scherz gewürzt" (Horn-Arndt).- Frontispiz mit hinterlegter Randläsur, etw. braunfleckig, gegen Ende im Randbereich auch etw. wasserfleckig, 1 Bl. mit kl. ergänztem Eckabriss, Ebd. berieben.

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        An Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion. Edinburgh, A. Kincaid and J. Bell, 1766.

      - "First Edition. 8vo, viii, 390, [2]pp, contemporary calf, spne ruled in gilt with red morocco label lettered in gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hedendaagsche historie, of, Tegenwoordige staat van Amerika ... met nieuwe landkaarten en afbeeldingen der voornaamste zeebavens versierd (3 volume set)

      Amsterdam : By Isaak Tirion, 1766-1769, 1766-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 3 volume set. Engraved frontispieces in all three volumes. 23 engraved folding maps. Bound in contemporary 1/4 calf with black and red spine leather labels. Some cover wear. Speckled red edges. Toning. <br> A translation of the part relating to America in Thomas Salmon’s "Modern history, or, The present state of all nations" (London : 1736-38) V. 1 describes Central America; v. 2 describes South America; v. 3 describes North America. Includes indexes. Refs: Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 10208. Sabin 31212.

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        Oeuvres

      Chez les Libraires associés 1766 - 1768 8vo (cm. 19,8), 22 Voll. Opera completa. Legature coeve in piena pelle con fregi, fili e titolo oro su tassello al ds. Tagli rossi. Nove volumi con tassello più chiaro. Ritratto allâ??antiporta del primo volume. Bossuet (Digione 1627 - Meaux 1704) fu precettore del Delfino, Accademico di Francia e Vescovo di Meaux. Tra le sue opere storiche e filosofiche più note i â??Discours sur lâ??histoire universelleâ?? e il â??Traité sur le libre arbitreâ??.

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        Brion [de la Tour, Louis], Recueil des côtes maritimes de France. Revue et augmenté. Doppelblattgr. Kupfertitel und 51 teilkolor. doppelblattgr. Kupferkarten (1 mehrf. gefalt.).

      Desnos ., Paris 1766 - Hldr. d. Zt. mit reicher floral. RVerg. und farb. RSch. 4to. Überarbeitete zweite Augabe des erstmals 1757 bei Le Rouge erschienenen Küstenatlas. - Mit einer mehrfach gefalt. Übersichtskarte (mit großer Schmuckkartusche gest. von Martinet) und 50 Teilkarten der französischen Atlantik- und Mittelmeerküsten, beginnend mit Flandern, Normandie und Bretagne (ausführlich) bis zum Golf de Gascogne sowie Languedoc und Provence. Der schöne Titel in großer Schmuckkartuche mit kl. Ansicht der See mit Segelschiffen, Felsenküste und Forts; die detaillierten Karten jeweils eingerahmt von einer ornamental-floralen Bordüre. - Schönes Exemplar. Einbd. leicht berieben.Polak 1268. - Vgl. Nederl. Scheepvaart-Mus. I, 56 (Le Rouge). Revised second edition of the coastal atlas of France, which was first published by Le Rouge in 1757. With doublepage engr. title, engr. folding map of France and 50 doublepage engr. coastal maps, all maps partly with contemp. colouring. Contemp. half calf with rich gilt decoration and label on spine (slightly rubbed). - Fine copy. 1100 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeconomische Schriften über die wichtigsten Gegenstände der Stadt- und Landwirtschaft. Zweyte Auflage. 2 Bände.

      - Berlin u. Leipzig, Verlag des Buchladens der Real-Schule, 1766-67. 8vo. 12 Bl., 518 S.; 10 Bl., 514 S., 17 Bl. Register. Blaugraue Pappbände d. Zeit (gebräunt u. fleckig, Innengelenke mit leichten Wurmspuren). Zweite, unveränderte Auflage der Sammlung, erstmals 1760 erschienen. Sie bestand aus zuvor in Zeitschriften veröffentlichten oder bis dahin ungedruckten Aufsätzen zu fünf Themenkreisen: Stadt-Nahrungsgeschäfte und vermischte Nahrungsgeschäfte (in Stadt und Land möglich), Gartenbau, Landwirtschaft, Ackerbau, Viehzucht/Wiesenbau. Darin zahlreiche Aufsätze zu Spezialgebieten wie Spargelbau, Trüffel, Bienenzucht, Seidenraupenzucht, über Mais, Tabak, Hopfen, Tulpen, Japanpapierherstellung, Versicherungen gegen Wetterschäden, Pferde- und Hühnerhaltung, Maulwurfvertilgung durch Schlangen u.a.m. - Güntz II,100; Humpert 937; Kress 4440. - Gebräunt u. stockfleckig, Titel verso Stempel der Fürstenberg-Bibliothek Donaueschingen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wien und Berlin in Parallele. Nebst Bemerkungen auf der Reise von Berlin nach Wien durch Schlesien über die Felder des Krieges. Ein Seitenstück zu der Schrift: Vertraute Briefe über die innern Verhältnisse am preußischen Hofe seit dem Tode Friedrichs II. Amsterdam u. Köln P.Hammer 1808. XVI.310S.8Bll. mit 2 Kupfertaf. v. Penzel, 4 Holzschnitten (davon 2 auf dem Umschlag) v. Guditz u. 3 altkol. Radierungen (Kostümtafeln) v. Geisler, illustr. Pbd.d.Zt.

      - Weller I,209 - Holzmann-B. IV,12480 - ADB IV,411f. - Lipperheide Dfn 5 - Slg.Mayer 361 - Hayn-Gotendorf VIII,523-4: ?So vollständig rar!.?- Friedrich v.Cölln (1766-1820) trat 1790 in den preußischen Staatsdienst. Seine Diensterfahrungen verarbeitete er in den 1807 erstmals veröffentlichten ?Vertrauten Briefen? zu einer schonungslosen Kritik an den Zuständen in Preußen. Dem gegen ihn angestrebten Prozeß wegen Verunglimpfung der Regierung in seinem Werk, entzog er sich durch die Flucht nach Österreich.- Rücken und Vorsatz erneuert, Ebd. berieben u. bestoßen, stockfleckig

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        A concise and genuine Account of the Dispute between Mr. Hume and Mr. Rousseau: With the Letters that passed between them during their controversy. As also, the letters of the Hon. Mr. Walpole, and Mr. D'Alemebert, relative to this extraordinary affair. Translated from the French.

      London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1766 - Octavo (198 x 125 mm). Late nineteenth century red morocco, gilt roll border to covers, flat spine decorated gilt in compartments, black leather label, top edge gilt. Front joint skilfully repaired. Four leaves with short tear to upper margin repaired using archival tape, partly overlapping the text, still wholly legible; a very attractive copy. Ownership inscription of the Scottish painter and art connoisseur William Fettes Douglas (1822-1891) to front pastedown. First edition, consisting of "correspondence between Hume and Rousseau, with connecting narrative passages by Hume. Rousseau had maligned him so deeply, and the city gossips had filled out the tale so apocryphally, that Hume was stung into adopting this method of clearing himself. His friends, both English and French, at first advised against publication, but soon d'Alembert and his circle changed their minds and urged it. Before they were published, 'the King and Queen of England expressed a strong desire to see these papers, and I was obliged to put them into their hand. They read them with avidity'" (Jessop). The work was first published in a French translation by J. B. A. Suard, Hume then directing this English translation. Chuo 79; Jessop, p. 38; Todd, p. 79. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fossilia Hantoniensia collecta, et in Musaeo Britannico deposita.

      Londini 1766. 4to (270 x 215mm). pp. (2), vi, 43, with 9 engraved plates and 1 engraved title vignette. Contemporary marbled boards, later half calf, spine with gilt lettered label. "In 1765 Gustavus Brander (1720-1787), a prosperous London merchant of Swedish parentage, with a country residence at Christchurch, Hampshire, gave the Museum a collection of fossils, mostly molluscs, from the Hampshire cliffs. Daniel Solander (1733-1782) described them in his 'Fossila Hantoniensia...'" (Stearn, The Natural History Museum at South Kensington p. 226). The engraved plates show 123 figures, mostly shells. A reissue appeared in 1829 by W. Wood. //Nissen ZBI, 535.

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        A concise and genuine Account of the Dispute between Mr. Hume and Mr. Rousseau:

      London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt,, 1766. With the Letters that passed between them during their controversy. As also, the letters of the Hon. Mr. Walpole, and Mr. D'Alemebert, relative to this extraordinary affair. Translated from the French. Octavo (198 x 125 mm). Late nineteenth century red morocco, gilt roll border to covers, flat spine decorated gilt in compartments, black leather label, top edge gilt. Ownership inscription of the Scottish painter and art connoisseur William Fettes Douglas (1822-1891) to front pastedown. Front joint skilfully repaired. Four leaves with short tear to upper margin repaired using archival tape, partly overlapping the text, still wholly legible; a very attractive copy. First edition, consisting of "correspondence between Hume and Rousseau, with connecting narrative passages by Hume. Rousseau had maligned him so deeply, and the city gossips had filled out the tale so apocryphally, that Hume was stung into adopting this method of clearing himself. His friends, both English and French, at first advised against publication, but soon d'Alembert and his circle changed their minds and urged it. Before they were published, 'the King and Queen of England expressed a strong desire to see these papers, and I was obliged to put them into their hand. They read them with avidity'" (Jessop). The work was first published in a French translation by J. B. A. Suard, Hume then directing this English translation.

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        Laokoon.

      Voss, Berlin 1766 - "Opened up a New Prospect in the Appreciation of Greek Literature" (Printing and the Mind of Man)Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim (1729-81). Laokoon: Oder über die Grenzen der Mahlerey und Poesie. Erster Theil (all published). 8vo. [8], 298pp. Berlin: Christian Friedrich Voss, 1766. 196 x 122 mm. Half sheep, gilt spine ca. 1766, light rubbing and edgewear. Minor foxing and toning, but very good. Former owners&#146; signatures on front endpaper and title. First Edition. The German philosopher and critic Gotthold Lessing was one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era; "it was he, more than any other who laid the foundations of the intellectual primacy of German writers and thinkers in the nineteenth century" (Printing and the Mind of Man 213). His Laokoon, probably his best-known work, had an enormous influence on the development of art and literary criticism: "[Laokoon] takes its name from the famous statue discovered at Rome in the sixteenth century. It analyzes the differences between the sculptor&#146;s treatment of Laocoon wrestling with the serpents and Virgil&#146;s treatment of the same theme, and from there does on to discuss the limits and limitations of all the arts. It contains the first clear statement of the truth, which is now considered axiomatic, that every art is subject to limitations, and can achieve greatness only by a clear understanding of a self-restriction to its proper function. The most telling passages, and those which have borne most fruit, are those on poetry . . . [Lessing&#146;s] exposition of the themes of Homer and Sophocles is especially effective, and he opened up a new prospect in the appreciation of Greek literature" (Printing and the Mind of Man). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dei delitti e delle pene. Edizione sesta di nuovo corretta ed accresciuta

      chez Molini, Harlem et se vend a Paris (ma Parigi) 1766 - 16,2x11,0 cm., pp. (4)-VIII, 9-314-(6), cartonatura coeva. Antiporta allegorica che raffigura la Giustizia che si ritrae, dinanzi ad un personaggio che sorregge nella mano destra tre teste decapitate. Piccola vignetta al frontespizio. Firma di possesso all'indice. Frontespizio e antiporta riparati al bordo interno. Opera fondamentale che influenzò il diritto penale, dalla Toscana (Pietro Leopoldo I, Granduca di Toscana, fu il primo al mondo ad abolire la tortura e la pena di morte nel 1786) alla Francia, ai nascenti Stati Uniti. Il nome dell'autore non compare fin dalla prima edizione a dimostrazione della consapevolezza dei rischi che andava correndo. Infatti, Beccaria, rifacendosi al pensiero di Rousseau e alle idee illuministe, distingue il reato, che è un danno all'utilità comune e quindi giudicabile dagli uomini, dal peccato che è giudicabile solamente da Dio. Giunge all'estrema conclusione di considerare inutile, come deterrente, la pena di morte e come pratica disumana la tortura. Nel 1766 l'opera venne inclusa nell'Indice dei libri proibiti ma continuò a circolare nonostante le limitazioni. Dopo la prima edizione del 1764, l'opera venne stampata moltissime volte, quasi sempre con falsi luoghi di stampa e con numerose contraffazioni, a testimoniare la straordinaria risonanza e le difficolta' che incontro' nella sua diffusione editoriale. "L'opinione corrente è che si tratti d'una stampa eseguita in Livorno nella tipografia Coltellini, ma la filigrana rimanda a una cartiera d'Alvernia, sicche' si deve concludere che sia questa l'edizione impressa a Parigi, per conto di Giovan Claudio Molini, nell'autunno del 1766" (cfr. Firpo, Beccaria, I,11) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NUOVE OSSERVAZIONI SOPRA I GLOBETTI ROSSI DEL SANGUE.

      nella Stamperia di Jacopo Giusti 1766 In - 16 gr. (mm. 190x134), cartoncino rustico mod., 45 pp., 1 c.b. Dedica al Conte Carlo di Firmian. ?L'A. esamina la disposizione dei vasi in varii animali; ricerca i gruppi delle uova di molti entozoi, chiarisce l'anatomia generale con l'esame dei tessuti primordiali, e riconosce la differenza dei globetti nei primitivi cilindri nervosi?. Così De Renzi ?Storia della medicina in Italia?,V, p. 175 - 76. "Prima edizione". ?Il trentino Felice Fontana (1730 - 1805), fisiologo, chimico, patologo, naturalista, fu direttore del Gabinetto di Fisica di Palazzo Pitti, ove riunì ricche collezioni di animali, piante, minerali, e preparò la famosa raccolta di cere anatomiche. Studiò i movimenti dell'iride e scoperse lo spazio dell'angolo dell'iride che porta il suo nome; fece esperienze sull'irritabilità muscolare e sui riflessi.. ideò un "eudiometro" per lo studio dei gas.. La sua intelligenza sovrana fu tale che noi lo accomuniamo nel ricordo ai Redi, ai Malpighi, ai Lazzaro Spallanzani; il giudizio maturato sui suoi contributi dati alla chimica e alla fisica lo avvicinano ad Alessandro Volta, a Priestley, a Scheele, a Lavoisier.? Cfr. Diz. Treccani,IV, p. 855 - Provenzal ?Profili Bio - Bibliogr. di chimici italiani?, pp. 55 - 59 - Blake, p. 150 - Wellcome,III, p. 37. Lieviss. uniformi arross. su tutto il testo altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Miscellanies, in Prose and Verse .

      Printed for the Author., London 1766 - First edition, published by subscription. Jemmat (c.1714-1766?) is described on the title-page here as the 'daughter of the late Admiral Yeo, of Plymouth, and Author of her own Memoirs' (1762, 3 copies recorded; second edition 1765, 2 copies recorded); the new entry for her in Oxford DNB catalogues a life of domestic abuse, first by her father, then her husband, an alcoholic silk mercer.The book is largely made up of occasional pieces, but all the more interesting for it: 'On the Success of Major-General Johnson in America', 'On the late Earthquakes in England and Ireland' (there are a number of works here with a Dublin connection), 'A Prologue at a Benefit Play for an Hospital', 'On the Invention of Letters and the Utility of the Press', 'On the Report of Mr. Sheridan's giving a Benefit-Play towards defraying the Expence of Dr. Swift's Monument, in the Year 1752', 'A Poem on the Art of Printing', 'To the inimitable Mrs. Woffington, on seeing her in several Characters', 'On seeing Mr. Barry perform the Parts of Othello, Romeo, Jaffier, and Castalio'. An essay (in prose) 'in Vindication of the Female Sex' takes up pp. 101-8. There is a long subscribers' list. 4to (284 × 220 mm) in half-sheets, pp. [16], 28, 33-227, [1] (text continuous); complete with half-title; clean tear across Ff1; small stain in the lower margin of gathering Pp; uncut in the original blue-grey boards, later paper spine; ink ownership inscription 'Robt Digby' to the title (the Hon. Captain Digby on the subscribers' list?). [Lonsdale 156.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Oeconomical Table, an Attempt towards ascertaining and exhibiting the Source, Progress, and Employment of Riches,

      London: for W. Owen,, 1766. With Explanations, by the Friend of Mankind, the celebrated Marquis de Mirabeau. Translated from the French. Octavo (201 x 125 mm). Contemporary tree sheep, flat spine very elaborately tooled gilt, red morocco label. Six folding tables. Engraved armorial Frankland bookplate to the front pastedown. Front joint cracked and rear joint cracking, but cords sound. Some surface worming to the covers; a very fine copy. First edition in English of Quesnay's Tableau économique, originally published in French in 1758, "a most remarkable analysis of the economic condition of his country" (Palgrave). The Tableau économique "is the most important and famous work of Physiocracy and has often been regarded as a summary of the entire corpus of Physiocratic economics... The Tableau has also been regarded as the analytical synthesis of the logical structure of Quesnay's economics, or at least as its most relevant aspect... The Tableau économique is one of those works in the history of economics which have often been regarded as an anticipation of modern theories. The Tableau has been considered a first rough presentation of Keynes's multiplier and as a sort of general equilibrium system of a Walrasian type... For others, the Tableau is an input-output table... Because of the Tableau, Quesnay has been regarded as an early econometrician. The Tableau has also been interpreted as the first classical system of price determination, thus anticipating Marx's reproduction schemes and Sraffa's price system." (Giovanni Vaggi in The New Palgrave). The anonymous translator dedicates the translation to the farmers of England, stating that it was "undertaken chiefly with a view of setting the superior use and advantages of agriculture to their country in a clear light, as the original was to prove the absolute necessity of it to France". A very fine copy of a work that is surprisingly scarce in commerce; this is the second copy we have handled in thirty years.

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        [Complete Series of 12 Engravings of Sets from the Amsterdam Schouwburg plus two related plates]

      

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        Oeuvres de théatre

      Chez la veuve Duchesne 1766 - - Chez la veuve Duchesne, A Paris 1766, In-12 (10x17cm), xvj, 396pp. et (4) 360pp. et (4) 372pp., 3 tomes en 3 volumes reliés. - Edition originale collective. 5 feuillets de musique à la fin du tome 1, et 12 au tome II. Reliures en plein veau blond d'époque attribuées à Derôme (une écriture ancienne le stipule sur la première page de garde. Dos lisses ornés de 4 petits fleurons, de filets et roulettes. Pièces de titres en maroquin orange, et de tomaisons en maroquin havane. Triple filet d'encadrements sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Manques en tête des tomes I et II. Mors supérieur fendu au tome I le long du premier caisson. 4 coins émoussés. Frottemens d'usage. malgré les défauts signalés, élégant exemplaire. Pour la personnalité, Guyot de Merville semble assez proche de Rousseau, et son existence est une longue suite de malheurs et d'échecs. Son théâtre ne rencontra jamais le succès en raison des mauvaises relations que l'auteur entretenait avec les acteurs. Tout ce qu'il entreprenait finissait mal, et il avait de nombreux persécuteurs ; la froideur de Voltaire dans lequel il mit ses derniers espoirs acheva sa mélancolie et le conduisit à finir ses jours au fond du lac de Genève. Les 4 pièces contenues dans le tome III paraissent pour la première fois, elles auraient été trouvées dans un portefeuille. " In fine epigrammes et poésies de l'auteur ; les pièces contiennent la plupart du temps une préface. Cet auteur s'était nourri de la lecture des meilleurs poetes dramatiques, et l'on voit que Molière est celui qu'il se proposa pour modèle. Il l'imita sur tout dans la simplicité de ses intrigues et de son style, et ses pièces ont le mérite d'être aussi agréablke à la lecture qu'à la représentation". Bibliothèque des théâtres. Ex libris L. S. Auger. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binders full blond calf contemporary attributed to Derôme (an ancient writing stipulated on the first cover page. spine smooth decorated with 4 small florets, nets and rollers. Parts of orange morocco titles and volume numbers in Havana morocco . Triple net of framing on the boards. golden slices. Manques head of volumes I and II. upper joint split the first volume along the first box. 4 corners bumped. Frottemenst use. despite the reported shortcomings, elegant copy . xvj, 396pp. et (4) 360pp. et (4) 372pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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