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      Christoph Riegels seele Wittib Nuremberg: Christoph Riegels seele Wittib, 1768. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. 20 ff. engraved plates. Bound in contemporary blind-ruled calf, damage to head and tail of spine, top corners of boards. Letters inked in lower margin of title-page, large ink stain on verso of pl. 6, some soiling and thumbing throughout. Generally good.Extremely rare first edition of this anonymous model-book for young drawing students, printed at the Nuremberg firm founded by Christoph Riegel and continued by his widow and heirs. Following an engraved title-page, the work presents 19 full-page plates of figurative models, beginning with eyes, ears, and lips and progressing to faces, hands, feet, arms, legs and torsos. Plates 4, 5 and 6 provide proportional diagrams for drawing faces and heads; Plate 13 introduces crosshatched and heavily shaded figures, which are illustrated side-by-side with their simpler outlines. The final two engravings, depicting a man half-seated on a rock and a winged seraphim blowing a horn, serve as concluding exercises that combine the skills practiced in the previous plates. We have been unable to locate this work in any library or institution, and considering that the volume was intended for children, it is likely that most copies were either destroyed through overzealous use or simply discarded after a few abortive drawing-lessons. The present copy is fortunate to have suffered neither fate.*Schumann, Index Locupletissimus Librorum (1834), p. 66; Allgemeine Literaturzeitung (1801), Band 2, p. 480. Not in BK.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc. ]
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      London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt 1768. London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1768.. Two volumes. xx,203;[4],208pp. Octavo. Contemporary calf, marbled endsheets, spines gilt extra, red and green gilt lettering pieces. Engraved coat of arms on D3v of second volume. Upper joint of first volume, and crown of lower joint of second volume cracked (but cords still sound), spines a bit rubbed, with very shallow losses at crowns of spines, two small smudges to half-title in first volume, a bit of light foxing to terminal leaves, small flaw in extreme fore-edge of binder's blank in second volume, otherwise a very good, crisp set. First edition, the special printing on large "imperial" paper. This copy measures 18.3 x 11.3cm. The subscriber's list in the first volume marks those subscribers opting for this format with an asterisk. This set exhibits variant reading 2 in the first volume, and variant 1 in the second. Sterne's account of his journey through Calais, Rouen, Paris and nearly to Lyons, taken for the sake of his health. "...The flawless miniature artistry of its vignettes are hardly to be paralleled in either English or French prose of the century" - Louis Bredvold. A separately printed advert leaf promising the completion of the work by the next winter was inserted in copies; it was, as often, not bound into this copy. ROTHSCHILD 1971. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 54.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Atlas Juvenilis, eller Geographiska Chartor till Ungdomens tienst i methodisk ordning författade. Andra Uplagan förbätrad och med 10 Chs. förökt.

      + Kort Förklaring öfver Atlas Juvenilis Som utgafs i Uppsala i 20 Chartor 1768. Andra gången uplagd och med 10 Chartor förökt. Upsala 1774. With engraved titlep. and 30 handcoloured engraved maps. (6) + 192 pp. + maps. Contp. halfleather, writing on frontboard and inner frontboard.. And. Åkerman [1721-1778] was primarily a globe maker but also made this atlas. 2nd edition [first published 1768] with 10 additional maps and with textvolume. The 30 maps show The Globe, Europe, Sweden, Finland, Pommern, Denmark, Sealand, Norway, Russia, Poland, Preussen, Germany, The Netherlands, England, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Greece, Asia, Turkey, Palestine, Eastindia, China, Africa, North- and South America, North America and no. 30 South America.Very rare with the text-volume

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