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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      2 1/2 S., Gr.-8. An den Wiener Musiker, Instrumentenbauer und Mäzen Andreas Streicher. - Wertester Freund, der Herr Baron [Friedrich Heinrich Leopold] von Schladen [1772-1845], preußischer Minister am hiesigen Hofe, der sich einige Zeit in Wien aufhalten wird, wünscht die bekanntschaft der besten Forte-piano macher [...] zu machen. Da Sie nun [...] in Wien der beste sind, so macht es mir wahre Freude, Sie diesem wirklich wahren Musikliebhaber zu führen zu können, mit der bitte den Herrn Baron in seinen musikalischen angelegenheiten alle mögliche Dienste zu leisten. um der Madame Streicher zu beweisen daß ich Ihrer nicht vergessen habe, so werde ich den Herrn Baron von Schladen bitten ein Forte piano quartett von mir für Sie mit zu machen. ich hoffe daß Ihnen selbiges gefallen wird [...]. NB. Ries sagt sein gruß währe nicht in der gehörigen ordnung geschehen, er läßt [...] madame Streicher grüßen. und ich sehe daß es bei mir eben so aus sieht, also auch ich lasse ebenfalls schön grüßen [...] auch Beethoven, und Herrn von Schmeskal wenn Sie solche zu sehen bekommen. - Bernhard Romberg trat zusammen mit seinem Cousin Andreas Romberg (Violine), Franz Anton Ries (Violine) [wird im Brief auch erwähnt] und Ludwig van Beethoven (Bratsche) als Quartett auf. Im Jahr 1799 trennten sich ihre Wege. Rombergs Schule für Violoncello zählt noch heute zur Standardliteratur für den Cellounterricht. -

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      New Haven, 24. Oktober 18[04]. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse. An den Juristen und Politiker Samuel Miles Hopkins (1772-1837) über einen Erfinder namens Tomlinson und über die Funktionsfähigkeit von dessen Erfindung zur Wassergewinnung: "[.] His invent[ion] so far as my information extends is [.] & I think ingenious - & appears to me [to have] sufficient merit to intitle [!] to a fa[ntastic?] experiment [.] Mr. Tomlinson appears to be wholly devoted to this subject & I think is fully intitled [!] to every encouragement to persevere [.]". - Eli Whitney gilt als Begründer des sog. Austauschbaus, dessen Grundsatz besagt, daß beliebig viele zu verschiedenen Zeiten und an verschiedenen Orten gefertigte Teile A zu beliebig vielen, ebenso gefertigten Teilen B ohne Nacharbeit passen müssen; auch wird ihm die Entwicklung der ersten Baumwoll-Entkörnungsmaschine (Cotton Gin oder Egreniermaschine, 1793) zugeschrieben. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und stellenweise etwas fleckig; mit starken Schäden am rechten Rand, wodurch die Lesbarkeit der ersten Seite stark beeinträchtigt ist; das Respektblatt mit zeitgen. Eingangsvermerk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verrerie (Glass-Blowing)

      

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        Chasses. Contenant vingt-trois planches

      Parigi: 1772 - In-folio (42 cm) 27 (1) XXIII c. (di tav.) Senza legatura e senza frontespizio. Tavole incise da Benard e disegnate da Groussier. Proviene da Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, opera enciclopedica in 35 voll., di cui 11 di tavole, pubblicata a Parigi tra il 1751 e il 1772. Diretta da D. Diderot, intendeva esporre i progressi compiuti dall'umanità in tutti i campi, con particolare riguardo alla tecnica. Le voci furono scritte da letterati, specialisti, medici e ingegneri, tra cui J.-B. D'Alembert, Voltaire, C. Montesquieu, J.-J. Rousseau, E. Condillac. 18mo secolo

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        Machines de Théâtre (Staging Devices)

      

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        The bye-laws, and regulations of the Marine-Society, incorporated in MDCCLXXII: with the several instructions forms of indentures & other instruments used by them. Also a list of subscribers, from May 1769 to June 1772. To which is prefixed, the historical account of this institution, with remarks on the usefulness of it.

      London MDCCLXXII 1772 - 12mo., xi + (1) + 62 + (2) + 139 + (1)pp., with an engraved title-page, contemporary calf, spine fully gilt in compartments with flower and leaf devices within raised bands, red morocco label, just the smallest snag at foot of spine, but still a fine copy originally from the library of Sir Timothy Waldo, one of the original subscribers,> with his armorial bookplate on pastedown. First edition: rare. Higgs 5565. Not in Goldsmiths. [ESTC, OCLC & COPAC find only a few libraries with copies: 6 in B.Isles, but only Harvard, Houghton Lib., elsewhere]. The 'historical account' (62pp.) was written by Jonas Hanway himself for it was he who, in 1756, had got together a group of shipowners and merchants to form a society to supply men and boys for the sea service and to equip them with the proper gear. During the war years, 1756-1763, some 10,625 men and boys were thus fitted out for sea duty. At the close of the war, however, the activities of the Marine Society lapsed for financial reasons until 1769 when it was left a substantial legacy. 'Now its schemes were directed chiefly toward discovering destitute or deserted boys, fitting them out, and apprenticing them in the merchant service. In 1786, the Society acquired a ship, where 150 to 200 boys would be 'separated from their evil companions, cleansed from their rags and filthiness, softened into habits of subordination and obedience, inured to gentle disciplines. In terms of numbers affected and money involved, the Marine Society developed into one of the more imposing eighteenth-century charities. During its first half century (from 1756 to 1808), over 27,500 boys were equipped for service at sea and more than 36,000 landsmen volunteers were clothed as seamen for His Majesty's ships. Receipts came to nearly £246,000.' [David Owen, English philanthropy,> 1965, p.60]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Théatre de P. Corneille, avec des Commentaires, et autres Morceaux intéressans. 12 tom. [= cplt.].

      8. 390, 340, 404, 392, 344, 356, 368, 328, 366, 398, 440 u. 334 S. (Titelei in Pag.). Mit Front. (von Watelet nach Pierre) und 34 Kupferstich-Tafeln (nach Gravelot). Marmorierte Kalbslederbde. der Zeit, auf Rücken mit reichen Verz. sowie m. Titel und Bandnr. in Goldpräg. auf 2 mont. Papierschi., Stehkantenvergoldung, marmor. Vorsätzen sowie umseit Rotschnitt. Einbände stärker berieben, Kapitale und Ecken größtenteils schadhaft, Buchdeckel tlw. m. Schabspuren, Leder am Rücken brüchig und z.Tl. unvollständig vorhanden, im Text weitgehend fleckenfreie und schön erhaltene Ausgabe. - Alle Bände mit gest. Adelsexlibris, Bde. 1 u. 2 mit Namenseintrag v. alter Hand (Ger. Nicolas ... Roterodami 1772). Brunet II, 281 Graesse II, 267 Ebert 5229 Reynaud Sp. 95 Bengesco II, 141. - Die berühmte, von Voltaire edierte Gesamtausgabe, hier die zweite rechtmäßige Ausgabe mit den gleichen Illustrationen wie die der ein Jahr zuvor ebenda erschienenen Erstausgabe. Enthält sämtliche Bühnenstücke von Pierre Corneille, einige Stücke seines jüngeren Bruders Thomas sowie Bühnenwerke von Jean Racine. Band 1 mit einer gedruckten Widmung von Voltaire an die Mitglieder der Académie Francaise. - "Diese Ausgabe veranstaltete Voltaire bekanntlich zum Besten der Urenkelin von Corneille" (Ebert) / "Belle édition a été longtemps regardée comme la meilleure que lon eût de ce poete, et les exemples avaient acquis une certaine valeur " (Brunet). / "Belle édition que Voltaire fit imprimer par souscription chez les frères Cramer à Genève, en laccompagnant de commentaires, afin de doter une descendante du grand Corneille, quil avait recueillie. Toute lEurope y prit part." (Cohen/R. Sp. 255, zur EA).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Neu ausgefertigtes historisch-medicinisches Thier-Buch in vier besonderen Theilen verabfasset; ... Wobei verschiedene, wieder allerhand Kranckheiten bewehrte Geness-Mittel: angezeiget.Nuremberg, Johan Friedrich Rüdiger, 1714. 8vo. With a double-page engraved frontispiece, engraved by Johan Lorentz Hönnig, a double-page letterpress title-page printed in red and black, and 95 engraved plates, each depicting several animals. Contemporary vellum.

      Nissen, ZBI 2790; VD18 12232300; cf. Krivatsy 1772. Second edition of a pre-Linnean zoological work, describing in 4 parts the names, appearance, characteristics, qualities and habitats of quadrupeds, birds, fishes and invertebrates, together with their medicinal qualities and uses, by the German physician Georg Abraham Mercklein (1644-1702). He frequently cites (classical) authorities in the fields of medicine and natural history, like Galenus and Aristotle. Also included are some mythological animals, including several kinds of unicorn (p. 28) and a dragon (p. 611). Ten pages are devoted to the characteristics of the silkworm (pp. 678-687). At the end an index of the animals, illnesses and cures.With an early owner's inscription on first flyleaf. Slightly browned, some marginal thumbing or minor stains. Binding slightly soiled, but in good condition. Overall in very good condition.

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        Travels through Holland, Flanders, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lapland, Russia, the Ukraine, and Poland, in the years 1768, 1769, and 1770.

      J. Almon 1772 - In which is particularly minuted, the present state of those countries, respecting their agriculture, population, manufactures, commerce, the arts, and useful undertakings. [with]. Travels through France and Spain in the years 1770 and 1771. Four volumes. [2], iii, [1], viii, [2], 11- 373, [1]p; [2], iv, [2], 3-379, [1]p; [4], [2], 3-352pp; ix, [3], 385, [1]p. A fine set bound in full contemporary sprinkled calf, raised and gilt banded spines with red morocco labels. The blank fore-edge of one leaf a little worn. 8vo. Printed for J. Almon. 1772 / [and Vol IV] for G. Corrall, 1776. Very scarce, especially with the fourth volume published four years later. No copies appear in on-line auction records. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Gesundbrunnen und Baeder bey Hofgeismar, in Zwo Preisschriften Auf gnädigsten Befehl herausgegeben.

      Cassell (Kassel), Henrich Schmiedt 1772. 8. XV, 150 S. mit 7 (mehrf. gef.) Kupferstichtafeln von W. C. Mayr nach J. H. Tischbein. Original-Pappband mit mont. Rückenschild. (Einband berieben, 1 Tafel mit Einriß, sonst sehr guter Zustand).

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        Voyages dans les Indes Orientales, Contenant Une description exacte des coutumes de ce Pays; des moeurs, du climat, des habillemens (sic), &c. par les missionnaires danois. 3-vol. set (Complete)

      Jean Pierre Heubach, Lausanne 1772 - Octavo (7 3/4 x 5"). [2], xxxvi, 244pp (Vol. 1); [2], 282pp (Vol. 2); [2], 202, [2]pp. (Vol. 3). Modern half brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spines. All paper edges red. Decorative headpieces and initials. Originally published in 1740 by Johann Lucas Niekamp, a German Lutheran missionary based in Tranquebar, "Voyages dans les Indes Orientales" is an account of the first 30 years of the Danish-Halle Mission to Tranquebar. The Tranquebar Mission was established in 1706 by two German missionaries from Halle, Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg and Heinrich Plütschau. Ziegenbalg and Plütschau, responded to the appeal by King Frederick IV of Denmark to establish a mission for the natives living in the Danish East India Company colony of Tranquebar. The mission was responsible for the printing and publication of the Bible in the Tamil Language.The errata leaf is at rear of volume 3.Sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Some offsetting to endpapers. Pages of second volume partly water-stained. Previous owner's Ex-libris on inside of each front cover (Dr. J. A. van Praag), and signature dated 'Amsterdam, 11 April 1934' at upper margin of each front free endpaper. Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in good- (Vol. 2) to very good (Vols. 1 and 3). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1772 Spirit of the Laws Montesquieu Political Government French Democracy LAW

      A Londres, 1772. “new edition” - 1772 Spirit of the Laws Montesquieu Political Government French Democracy LAW “Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” ― Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws In 1772, several different editions of Montesquieu’s ‘Spirit of the Laws’ was published, including two French editions and an English printing in London. ‘Spirit of the Laws’ is one of the most famous treaties ever written, especially on political theory. This work was so influential that world leaders such as Catherine the Great and the United States founding fathers applied the methods taught in this book to their culture’s future. This famed work found itself on the infamous ‘Prohibited Book Index’ in 1751 even though it was well-respected and well-read around the world. Montesquieu lists a few major points in his work; points that have resonated with government for centuries. These include: • Separation of power • Liberty and democracy are one in the same • The point of civil and criminal law is to ensure personal security • Qualities and flaws of governmental types Item number: #1027 Price: $750 MONTESQUIEU, Charles-Louis de De l'esprit des lois. A Londres, 1772. “new edition” Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 4 volume set: o Vol. I – [clxv], 430 o Vol. II – [xxiv], 362 o Vol. III – [xxiv], 440 o Vol. IV – [xii], 579 o 2 Large folding maps  Europe  World • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Graesse 589; Rahir 556 • Language: French • Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1027 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Méthode pour étudier l'histoire avec un catalogue des principaux historiens. Par M. l'abbé Lenglet du Fresnoy.

      - Paris, Debure & N.M.Tilliard, 1772. 15 tomes. in-12. Veau écaille, dos à nerfs dorés avec pièces de titre. (quelques mors un peu faibles, quelques pîqures de vers marginales, mais une tres bonne série de la dernière édition; nom sur les pages de titre: "Louis de Couessin de Quenet, 1817" DLFr., p.735: Nicolas Lenglet Dufrenoy (1674-1755): "Il mourut libre, mais tragiquement: il s'endormait un soir d'hiver sur un livre nouveau et tomba dans le feu; ses voisins arrivèrent trop tard pour le sauver (.) Nombre de ses ouvrages demeurent précieux par les Catalogues d'auteurs qui les accompagnent."

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        Veduta dell Arco di Settimio Severo

      Parigi 1772 - Carta vergellata con filigrana Giglio in doppio cerchio sormontato da lettera B . Lievi, sporadiche fioriture, altrimenti ottimo esemplare in nitida impressione. Hind 99, I/III. Focillon, n. 754. Acquaforte originale (cm. 70,5x47,5 più ampi margini).

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        Istruzioni, e Catalogo de' Premj per la Lotteria che si tirerà nel Real Banco di S. Eligio diu Napoli il dì 6 Decembre del corrente anno 1772

      Nella Stamperia di Francesco Morelli - Napoli, NAPOLI 1772 - ITALIANO Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 4°, stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, scritta su piatto inferiore, fori di tarlo su quello anteriore, pochi segni del tempo, tracce di fioritura sparsa, tagli poco bruniti, pagine ben conservate, con fori di tarlo sul margine di piede, pagina 7-8 con punta inferiore consunta, excipit con strappo tra margine interno e di piede. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Su frontespizio magnifica marca tipografica incisa in nero, con due putti e grappoli d'uva. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        La Conjuración de Catilina y la guerra de Jugurta

      Madrid, Joaquín Ibarra 1772 - Fol. (34,9 x 24,6 cm) Frontis, portada, 8 h., retrato, 395 p., 1 mapa y 6 láminas grabadas al cobre, capitulares, culs de lamp, viñetas y 2 cabeceras calcográficas. Tafilete rojo de época, lomo liso, hierros dorados y tejuelo verde: salustio. del infante, greca dorada con motivos florales en ambos planos, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados, guardas de seda azul [Gabriel Gómez] Magnífico ejemplar, marginoso, limpio y deliciosamente encuadernado por el que fuera encuadernador real y uno de los grandes representantes del estilo neoclásico en España. El Salustio es sin duda, junto con el Quijote de la Academia –también impreso por Ibarra– el mejor libro impreso en España. Palau: “Esta obra tiene fama de ser la mejor impresa en españa. En efecto, el papel, los tipos, la disposición tipográfica, todo es nítido y excelente. Es más, puede que supere en belleza tipográfica a las mejores producciones de Didot, Bodoni, Renouard, Crapelet y demás maestros en el arte de la imprenta.” Palau, 288134; Cohen, 938; Updike, Prynting types, p. 73. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alehouse license for Ambrose Pennington and John Waite of The Crooked Bill

      St Clement Dane, Westminster 1772 - 1 page partially printed document accomplished in manuscript, with signatures of witnesses R. Buhler and W. Kelynge. Oblong folio. ALEHOUSE LICENSE 1772 IN WESTMINSTER. Alehouse license for The Crooked Bill in the parish of St. Clement Danes. The fee for the one-year license was £.10 each to the proprietors Ambrose Pennington and John Waite. 1 page partially printed document accomplished in manuscript, with signatures of witnesses R. Buhler and W. Kelynge. Oblong folio

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        RECOLLECTION.

      1772 - A poem entitled RECOLLECTION by Phillis Wheatley included in the March 1772 issue of THE LONDON MAGAZINE (pp. 134-135) bound with ten issues of LONDON MAGAZINE: or, GENTLEMAN'S MONTHLY INTELLIGENCER (Jan 1772 - Jul 1773). Contemporary half leather binding with marbled boards and red leather label on spine. Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to publish a book of poetry, entitled "POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, RELIGIOUS AND MORAL" in 1773. Several of her poems appeared earlier in various periodicals and this is one of those few. Born in West Africa, brought to America on a slave ship as a young child in 1761, Phillis Wheatley was sold as a slave to John and Susanna Wheatley in Boston. The Wheatley family tutored her and gave her an opportunity to write poetry. With its combination of religion and neoclassicism, Wheatley's poetry found an audience among Wheatley's friends and later in England. The poem entitled "Recollection" was first published by the London Magazine in March 1772, was subsequently reprinted in 1773, and was finally included in Wheatley first book in variant form. A scarce item from the first truly significant black American writer. Mason pp 141-144. Robinson p. 308. Joints tender and binding shows some wear. Text is clean and bright. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poetische Werke, 5 Theile (in 2 Bänden). Mit 21 Kupfern.

      Bern, Beat Ludwig Walthard, sowie Amsterdam, Johannes Schreuder, 1772. 200, 212 S., S. 213 - 333, 226, 170 S., 3 Bl. Vollständiges Werk in fünf Teilen (gebunden in zwei Bänden). Illustrierte Original-Pbde. der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf grünen Rückenschildern. Werkausgabe des Dichters Friedrich von Hagedorn (1708 - 1754). Hagedorn, dessen Werk sich in Fabeln, Lieder, Lehrgedichte und Epigramme unterteilen läßt, gilt als Begründer des deutschen Rokoko. Gliederung: I. Moralische Gedichte. II/III. Fabeln und Erzehlungen. IV: Oden und Lieder. V: Abhandlungen von den Liedern der alten Griechen. Bd. 1 mit ganzseitigem Titelkupfer von Johann Rudolf Holzhalb (1723 - 1806) sowie ganzseitigem gestochenen Porträt des Dichters von Holzhalb als Frontispiz. Die Bände ferner mit 21 ganzseitigen Kupfern, überwiegend von Holzhalb nach Motiven von Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733 - 1794) sowie zahlreichen gestochenen Textvignetten. Buchrücken etwas nachgedunkelt sowie minimal berieben. Sonst sehr guter Zustand beider Bände; Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Sehr gutes Exemplar dieser seltenen Werkausgabe mit allen zugehörigen Kupfern. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Hagedorn, Friedrich von Werke Werlausgabe Gedichte Lyrik Fabeln, Lieder, Lehrgedichte Epigramme Poesie

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        [JOSEPH BANKS] Letters on Iceland

      Containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history; antiquities, volcanos, basaltes, hot springs; customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c. Made, during a voyage undertaken in the year 1772, by Joseph Banks, Esq. P.R.S. assisted by Dr. Solander, F.R.S. Dr. J. Lind, F.R.S. Dr. Uno von Troil, and several other literary and ingenious gentlemen. Written by Uno von Troil, D. D., First Chaplain to his Swedish Majesty, Almoner of the Swedish Orders of Knighthood, and Member of the Academy of Schiences at Stockholm. To which are added the letters of Dr. Ihre and Dr. Bach to the author, concerning the Edda and the Elephantiasis of Iceland: also Professor Bergman's curious observations and chemical examination of the lava and other substances produced on the island. With a new map of the island, and a representation of the remarkable boiling fountain called by the inhabitants Geyser. London : W. Richardson, J. Robson and N. Conant, 1780. Second edition, corrected and improved. Octavo, contemporary calf boards, expertly rebacked in matching modern calf with gilt ruled raised bands, red title label with gilt lettering, frontispiece folding map, pp xxvi; 400; contents crisp and clean. After accompanying Cook on his first voyage, Banks and Solander intended to sail on the second circumnavigation but raised objections over the size and capacity of the Resolution and Adventure. Banks had wished to bring a party of sixteen men to accompany his field work, and despite some compromises the Admiralty was in the end simply unable to meet his somewhat arduous demands. Instead, Banks voyaged to the remote and little documented realm of Iceland where a number of important social, scientific and topographical discoveries were recorded. Letters on Iceland was first published in Sweden in 1777; the first English edition appeared in 1780 (London : Richardson, Robson and Conant). It was the first major work in this language to inform a wider audience about Iceland. The second, revised English edition, was published in the same year. It includes a dramatic representation of Geyser, the famous boiling water phenomenon in the southwest of the country, from which all other geysers derive their name. A single copy of this second edition is recorded in Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales).

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        A. Sparrman's ethnographical collection from James Cook's 2nd expedition (1772-1775).Stockholm, Aktiebolaget Thule, 1939. 4to (29 x 22.5 cm). With 24 full-page numbered collotype plates, reproducing photographs of artifacts, and a few line illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green textured cloth.

      Beddie 4711. A rare description of Sparrman's ethnographical collection, assembled during Cook's second voyage into the Pacific and now in the Museum of Ethnography, Sweden. The detailed descriptions of the objects are preceded by a biographical sketch and a résumé of Sparrman's narrative of the expedition. The illustrations show objects from New Zealand, the Tonga Islands, Tahiti, Tanna, New Caledonia and the Marquesas Islands.Anders Sparrman, a brilliant pupil of Linnaeus, sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in 1772. There he joined James Cook's expedition as assistant to the naturalists Johann Reinhold and Georg Forster.With library bookplate, stamps and labels. In very good condition. Binding with minor water damage along the fore-edge but otherwise very good.

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        A Treatise Describing the Construction and Explaining the Use of New Celestial and Terrestrial Globes.

      Author., London 1772 - xxviii, 345pp, 14 folding plates + 18p catalogue of scientific instruments made and sold by the author. Title continues: 'Designed to illustrate in the most easy and natural manner the phoenomena of the earth and heavens and so shew the correspondence of the two spheres with a great variety of astronomical and geographical problems.' Complete with detached front board so needs rebinding, label missing, a few of the plates are edge browned but does not affect images, bookplate of 'Melville' (Henry Dundas) to fep. 700g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A. Sparrman's ethnographical collection from James Cook's 2nd expedition (1772-1775).Stockholm, Aktiebolaget Thule, 1939. 4to (29 x 22.5 cm). With 24 full-page numbered collotype plates, reproducing photographs of artifacts, and a few line illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green textured cloth.

      - Beddie 4711. A rare description of Sparrman's ethnographical collection, assembled during Cook's second voyage into the Pacific and now in the Museum of Ethnography, Sweden. The detailed descriptions of the objects are preceded by a biographical sketch and a résumé of Sparrman's narrative of the expedition. The illustrations show objects from New Zealand, the Tonga Islands, Tahiti, Tanna, New Caledonia and the Marquesas Islands.Anders Sparrman, a brilliant pupil of Linnaeus, sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in 1772. There he joined James Cook's expedition as assistant to the naturalists Johann Reinhold and Georg Forster.With library bookplate, stamps and labels. In very good condition. Binding with minor water damage along the fore-edge but otherwise very good.

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        Zhurnal ili Podennaia zapiska, blazhennyia i vechnodostoinyia pamiati gosudaria imperatora Petra Velikago s 1698 goda, dazhe do zakliucheniia Neishtatskago mira. chast' pervaia, chast' vtoraia [The Journal or Daily Notes of Emperor Peter the Great, from the year 1698 through the conclusion of the Neustadt Peace, part one and part two]

      pri Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, St. Petersburg 1772 - Small quartos (24.6 × 18.3 cm). Later polished calf with spine in six compartments and gilt titles; marbled endpapers; red edges; 460 and 438, a-e, 460 pp. (lacking pp. 461-763). Decorative initials, headpieces, and etched allegorical vignette with a small portrait of Peter, signed C. M. Rothe, preceding the text of both volumes. Small private library label removed to front pastedown; private stamp to titles verso; occasional foxing and light moisture stains to lower margin; the first five leaves of volume II with paper repairs, not affecting text; overall still quite attractive and an unusually complete set. First edition of the military and diplomatic campaign journals kept by Peter the Great, his lieutenants, and secretaries, which document the Russian war with Sweden and the legal and military development of the Russian Empire. These papers were to serve as the basis for any authoritative history of Petrine Russia and were compiled and edited by Peter himself, with the help of Aleksey Makarov and Petr Shapirov, but published only at Catherine the Great's behest after Peter's death. She tasked the conservative statesman, writer, and thinker, Prince Mikhail Shcherbatov, 1733-1790, with editing the work, as described in his preface. Peter was highly invested in leaving detailed documentation on the Great Northern War (1700-1721), which led to Sweden's defeat in the Baltic and established the Russian Empire as a major European political and military power. The journal describes in detail Peter's strategy, the movement of troops, and the course of battles. It lists military equipment, details material losses, and provides lists of wounded and imprisoned soldiers and generals. Especially noteable is the lengthy description of the signing of the Treaty of Nystad and the ensuing celebrations, replete with fireworks and festive banquets. The Journal is supplemented with numerous documents taken both from Peter's Cabinet Archive and from other state repositories. Among them are declarations relating to the unsuccessful 1710-1711 campaign against Ottoman forces, the detailed account of Peter's travels through Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and France in 1717, as well as Peter's Manifesto about those responsible for the continuing war (1719).Most copies lack the entire second volume, which was published two years after the first; others have only the first part of volume two (up to p. 191). Our copy lacks only the last pages of the second part (pp. 461-763), which consist of supplements and edicts. Still very uncommon in such a state of completion, with almost no auction records both in Russia and abroad. In 2007, the Mollo-Stroganov copy (containing volume 1 only) sold for 3000 GBP. One of 1200 copies. Bitovt 1683. Svodnyi katalog 2282. Sopikov 4096. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        GRADUALE ROMANUM JUXTA MISSALE EX DECRETO SACRO-SANCTI CONCILII TRIDENTINI RESTITUTUM ET CLEMENTIS VIII

      Leiodii [ie. Liége]: Ex Officina Typographica Clementis Plomteux ..., 1772. [12],380,cxxxix,[1]pp. Folio (signed in 4s - 38 x 24cm). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. Printed in black and red, with staves, headlines and some initials in red, other initials historiated and in black. Pictorial title vignette, with title within ornamented border. Binding worn, with loss at toe of spine and signs of label removal, institutional bookplate and presentation bookplate on front endsheets, ms. digits in corner of title and on verso, trivial worm track in lower gutter of last dozen leaves, internally a very good, crisp copy. "Editio Novissima, Multo auctior & emendatior." An elegant Graduale printed by Plomteux, who in addition to being a highly productive printer of religious texts, government publications, and reference works, served as librarian of the city of Liége between August 1766 and no later than September 1792. He entered the trade in 1766, working in association with the printer and bookseller Kints Everard, before succeeding him in 1767. He was also active as printer to one or more Parisian booksellers until the 1790s. The Graduale was a staple for him, both in large format and small, and this edition is the earliest located in OCLC/Worldcat under his imprint (one copy only, at the University of Maastricht). OCLC: 69417194.

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        Analecta veterum poetarum Graecorum. Analecta veterum poetarum Graecorum.

      Classical Authors: Argentorati - Strasbourg typis Ioannis Henrici Heitz, academiae typographi. 1772-1776.. 3 volumes, Large octavo . Vol I : Title pp [xxxiv], 506. Vol II: Title, pp 529 (530); VolII:Title, pp 334; pp 319 (320). Colophons dated: 1st August 1772; 21st December 1773 and 30th November1776. Blue morocco with arms of Henry Fiennes Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle. Text in Greek, Brunck's notes in Latin. Contains the whole of the Greek Anthology, besides some poems which are not properly included under that title. The epigrams of the Anthology were edited by Brunck, from a careful comparison of the Planudean Anthology with various copies of the Vatican Codex ; and they now appeared for the first time revised by a scholar competent to the task. Brunck also adopted a new arrangement, which certainly has its defects, but yet is invaluable for the student of the history of Greek literature : discarding altogether the books and chapters of the early Anthology, he placed together all the epigrams of each poet, and arranged the poets themselves in chronological order, placing those epigrams, the authors of which were unknown, under the separate head of a???????. The Lectiones of Brunck are an indispensable supplement to the Analecta. The Greek Anthology is a collection of poems, mostly epigrams, that span the classical and Byzantine periods of Greek literature. Most of the material of the Greek Anthology comes from two manuscripts, the Palatine Anthology of the 10th century and the Anthology of Planudes (or Planudean Anthology) of the 14th century. Until 1606 the only version known was the i4th century Planudian Anthology of Maximus Planudes until Claudius Salmasius discovered the fuller collection of Constantine Cephalus in the Palantine library at Heidelberg. Constantine Cephalas in the 10th century, had added to Meleager's Anthology a number of other collections: homoerotic verse collected by Straton of Sardis in the 2nd century AD; a collection of Christian epigrams found in churches; a collection of satirical and convivial epigrams collected by Diogenianus; Christodorus' description of statues in the Byzantine gymnasium of Zeuxippos; and a collection of inscriptions from a temple in Cyzicus. Brunck was the first editor to compare the 2 and restore works that Planudes had deleted or bowdlerised for their explicit content. Vol. ! front hinge starting ; head cap slightly damaged. Richard François Philippe Brunck 1729 ? 1803 was a French classical scholar. The first work he edited was the Anthologia Graeca or Analecta veterum Poetarum Graecorum (1772?1776), in which his innovations on the established mode of criticism startled European scholars. As an editor, he made no commentaries, but occupied himself only with the text. Persuaded that all faults in the language of the Greek poets came from the carelessness of copyists, wherever it seemed to him that an obscure or difficult passage might be made intelligible and easy by a change of text, he did not scruple to make the necessary alterations, whether the new reading were supported by manuscript authority or not. Between 1299 and 1301 Byzantine Greek grammarian, theologian, translator, and classical scholar at Constantinople, Maximus Planudes prepared a compilation that became the basis for the Anthologia Graeca. Planudes used for the purpose three lost manuscripts: two of collections similar to the Palatine Anthology possibly compiled by Constantine the Rhodian, and a third which was an abridged version of the collection made by Byzantine schoolmaster Constantine Cephalas circa 900, on which the Palatine Anthology was based. The Planudea was first published in print by Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, Venetus, in Florence on August 11, 1494. Lascaris's edition was the version by which the work was known in Western Europe until the Palatine Anthology was published in print by French classical scholar Richard François Philippe Brunck in his Anthologia Graeca or Analecta veterum Poetarum Graecorum 3 vols., (1772?1776). Constantinus Cephalas appears to have lived about four centuries after Agathias, and to have flourished in the tenth century, under the emperor Constantinus Porphyrogenitus. The labours of preceding compilers may be viewed as merely supplementary to the Garland of Meleager; but the Anthology of Constantinus Cephalas was an entirely new collection from the preceding Anthologies and from original sources. Very little is known of Cephales. Modern scholars had never even heard his name till it was brought to light by the fortunate discovery of Salmasius. That great scholar, when a very young man, visited Heidelberg about the end of the year 1606, and there, in the library of the Electors Palatine, he found the MS. collection of Greek epigrams, which was afterwards removed to the Vatican, with the rest of the Palatine library (1623), and has become celebrated under the names of the Palatine Anthology and the Vatican codex of the Greek Anthology. Brunet 1:307; Graesse1;114. Classical Authors Poetry Anthologia Graeca

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        NEU-VERMEHRTES BADEN-DURLACHISCHES GESANGBUCH [with] HIMMLISCHE SEELEN-LUST [with] EVANGELIA UND EPISTELN

      Carlsruhe: Michael Macklot, 1772. Text block mildly toned throughout, slight warp, but a fine example of this style of binding. 8vo. 493p, (xi, index); 95p; 96p. Printed in double columns. Bound in full black grained morocco with colored Dutch floral paste-downs, a.e.g., the covers entirely framed in silver with central ornaments and floral cornerpieces also in silver, head and tail of spine with decorative silver surrounds, two filigree clasps with hallmarks, the edges gauffered. German language church book containing various songs, prayers and parts of the New Testament. Published for the use of the Evangelische-Lutherische Kirche at Baden.

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        Le temple de Gnide

      à Paris: Chez Le Mire, 1772. Fine. Chez Le Mire, à Paris 1772, Grd. in 8 (16x24cm), (2) vij, 104pp., relié. - First Edition print of the famous eighteenth shown. The text was entirely engraved by Drouet. The illustration includes an engraved as a frontispiece (this one is "before the letter"). and new figures by Eisen, the whole engraved by Le Mire. Printing on top paper. Full calf marbled contemporary sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated. Roulette tail and head. part of title in red morocco. particular work of Montesquieu, Gnidus The temple is a poem of seven songs in prose pastoral. The book appeared with some flavor of scandal. This edition, the realization of the engraver Mire, was particularly neat, margins are large, elegant typography, the participation of excellent Eisen. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en premier tirage de ce fameux illustré du XVIIIe. Le texte a été entièrement gravé par Drouet. L'illustration comprend un titre gravé, un frontispice, et neuf figures par Eisen, le tout gravé par Le Mire. Impression sur papier supérieur. Exemplaire de premier tirage avec la deuxième planche de "Céphise" portant la légende "La chaleur va les faire renaître" (tirage à préférer selon Cohen). Cohen/De Ricci 726: "Estampes d'une exécution ravissante, comme composition et comme gravure".  Plein Veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin brun. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Petits manques en queue. Frottements Oeuvre particulière de Montesquieu, Le temple de Gnide est un poème de sept chants en prose, une pastorale. L'ouvrage parut avec un certain parfum de Scandale. Cette édition, réalisation du graveur le Mire, a été particulièrement soignée, les marges sont grandes, la typographie élégante, la participation d'Eisen excellente.

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        FIRST DESCRIPTION OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS: "Observations on Different Kind of Air." (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 62, pp. 147-264.)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1772. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. A very important publication in which Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) presents the first description of photosynthesis along with his discovery of "nitrous air" (nitric oxide) and "vapor of spirit of salt," later called "acid air" or "maritime air" (hydrochloric acid). Folding plate at page 254 illustrates the equipment used in Priestley's experiments. Priestley was awarded the Royal Society's Copley Medal in 1773 for this work. xiv, 494, [3] pp. 8vo. Full brown leather binding which has been re-backed with the original boards. Gold decoration to spine with burgundy patch title. Minor scuffing to boards from age. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound, quite clean within.

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        Beschreibung von Arabien Aus eigenen Beobachtungen und im Lande selbst gesammleten Nachrichten abgefasset

      Copenhagen: Moller, 1772. hardcover. very good(-). Text in German. 25 copper engraved plates including 5 folding maps of Oman, Yemen and Arabia. 4to, calf backed boards (rubbed and worn). Scattered light foxing. A very good(-) copy. Nicolaus Möller, Copenhagen, 1772. Carsten Niebuhr (1733 - 1815), who came from a peasant family, studied mathematics and astronomy at the Univ. Göttingen, and in 1761, as a member of a Danish expedition, took a journey that took him across Egypt, Yemen and Syria to India. As the only survivor of this journey, he returned from Mesopotamia, Iran and Asia in 1767 to Germany. In the following years Niebuhr devoted himself to analyzing the collected material and working on his travel description to Arabia.

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        Observations on different kinds of air In: Philosophical Transactions 62 (1772)

      London, 1772. Priestley, Joseph (1733-1804). Observations on different kinds of air. In: Philosophical Transactions 62 (1772): 147-264, 1 folding copperplate. Whole volume, 4to. xiv, 494, [2, including errata]pp. 12 (of 14) folding copperplates, lacking Plates III and IV* (not affecting the Priestley paper). London: Davis, 1772. 222 x 171 mm. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards in period style. Light foxing and toning, a few small tears in plates repaired, occasional offsetting from plates, but very good. Faint embossed library stamp on title and last few leaves.First Edition. The first of Priestley's remarkable papers on pneumatic chemistry. "In this essay Priestley showed that in air collected after the processes of combustion, respiration or putrefaction, one-fifth of the volume disappeared. He had also observed that mint grew vigorously in air tainted by animal respiration and that evidently plants reversed the process of polluting the air as respiration did. In this paper he also announced two new gases that he had obtained- nitrous oxide and carbonic oxide; these won him the Royal Society's Copley medal" (Dibner 40). Priestley's hundreds of experiments on different types of "air," carried out over several years, led to the identification of numerous gases, including ammonia, nitrogen dioxide and (most importantly) oxygen, which Priestley obtained in 1774 by heating mercuric oxide. Priestley's experiments with gases led Cavendish and Watt to discover the compound nature of water, and it was this revelation, coupled with Priestley's isolation of oxygen, that formed the experimental basis of Lavoisier's new oxidation chemistry. Printing and the Mind of Man 217.

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        Alphabetum Grandonico-Malabaricum sive Samscrudonicum

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1772. First edition. 9 folding charts. xxviii, 100 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine. First edition. 9 folding charts. xxviii, 100 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. First Type Specimen of Malayalam. First type specimen of the Grantha or Malabar alphabet, now most frequently known as Malayalam. Birrell & Garnett 16; de Gubernaties 329; Smitskamp PO 207; Brunet I, 197

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        The History and Present State of Discoveries relating to Vision, Light, and Colours

      London:: Printed for J. Johnson, 1772.. 4to. v, [i], [viii], xvi, 422; [ii], 423-812, [xii] pp. Folding frontispiece, subscriber's list, errata, 24 folding plates, index, list of books in Dr. Priestley's research; title, frontispiece with offsetting. Original full calf, with gilt stamps “lending Library T.C.D.” on upper covers, original red gilt-stamped spine labels; spine broken, covers reattached with kozo. Copy of JOHN KNOTT, MD [November 21, 1904], with his red inked signature (light) on title and FREQUENT MARGINAL NOTES THROUGHOUT; bookplate of Trinity College, Dublin, Lending Library (Duplicate sold). FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST WORKS ON OPTICS, AND AT THE TIME OF ITS PUBLICATION THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE WORK IN ENGLISH ON THE SUBJECT. The second volume of a projected history of the experimental science (The History of Electricity was the first), this was the only English work on optics for 150 years and the only one in any language for fifty. The work owes a great deal to Bo?kovi?'s theory of matter, to which Priestley had been introduced by a neighboring rector, John Michell. The use of Bo?kovi?'s theory allowed Priestley to support the corpuscular, or “emission” theory of light in opposition to Newton's “optical ether” by providing an alternative explanation for “Newton's rings.” Organized on the Baconian design of an exhaustive chronicle, the work contains and collates the views of all previous writers on the subject with great care and intelligence. Furthermore, it contains chapters on the development and construction of instruments such as telescopes and microscopes. Unfortunately, the History failed to pay the costs of all the books collected to write it and the project was discontinued. [DSB] This copy retains its original paper boards and spine, and is in remarkably good condition. ¶ Joseph Priestley occupied a variety of teaching posts, supported the phlogiston theory against Lavoisier, and Unitarianism against the Established church; the latter position led to his house and laboratory being destroyed by a mob. Priestley spent his final years in the United States. ¶ PROVENANCE: John Knott, MD [1904], Dublin, graduate of the University of Dublin, wrote a paper, “Angina Pectoris,” The Dublin Journal of Medical Science, Volume 104, pp.195-197, and “The Birth and Origins of Syphilis,” [JAMA] Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 42, Part 1, (1904), pp. 113-114. “Colle's Fracture,” appeared in the Transactions of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Volume 20, 1902 [pp.361-386]. Another paper was entitled, “Old Age – Its Prevention and Cure.” – St. Louis Medical Review, Jan. 7, 1905. Also: “Dr. Tobias Venner: His ‘Via Recta ad Vitam Longam.” – St. Louis Medical Review, vol. 50, Oct. 15, 1904. In 1910 was issued, “Animal Therapy.” St. Louis Medical Review, vol. 59, Aug. 1910, pp. 235-237. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland and a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and also a member of the Royal Irish Academy. REFERENCES: Blake/NLM, p. 363; BM Readex, vol. 20, p. 934; British Optical Association Catalogue, I, p. 171; Crook: Bibliography of Joseph Priestley, p. 157; DSB, XI, pp. 139-147; Honeyman, VI, 2534; Osler 1190; Claire Parkinson, Breakthroughs: A Chronology of Great Achievements in Science and Mathematics, G K Hall, (1985), 1772; Roller, II, 327; Waller 15652. [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION].

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        A Voyage Round the World. Performed by Order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769.

      London: J. Nourse, 1772. 4to. xxviii, 476 pp. b/w folding plates and charts. First English edition, translated from the French edition of 1771 by John Reinhold Forster (though Hill attributes the translation to his son, Georg). This was the first French expedition to sail around the world, going first to the Falklands, then through the Straits of Magellan to Tahiti and across the Pacific. Culturally, it had enormous importance to the French, inspiring LaPerouse and seeming to validate Rousseau's concept of the noble savage. This first English edition, as Hill notes, contains a vocabulary of the language of Tahiti. Sabin 6869. Hill 165. O'Reilly & Reitmann 285. Five folding charts, 1 folding plate. Text, plates and maps are clean and in very good condition, with only light offsetting from some of the folding maps. Text block untrimmed. Bound in calf over marbled boards. Backstrip worn, spine label lacking.

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        A. Sparrman's ethnographical collection from James Cook's 2nd expedition (1772-1775).Stockholm, Aktiebolaget Thule, 1939. 4to (29 x 22.5 cm). With 24 full-page numbered collotype plates, reproducing photographs of artifacts, and a few line illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green textured cloth.

      Beddie 4711. A rare description of Sparrman's ethnographical collection, assembled during Cook's second voyage into the Pacific and now in the Museum of Ethnography, Sweden. The detailed descriptions of the objects are preceded by a biographical sketch and a résumé of Sparrman's narrative of the expedition. The illustrations show objects from New Zealand, the Tonga Islands, Tahiti, Tanna, New Caledonia and the Marquesas Islands.Anders Sparrman, a brilliant pupil of Linnaeus, sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in 1772. There he joined James Cook's expedition as assistant to the naturalists Johann Reinhold and Georg Forster.With library bookplate, stamps and labels. In very good condition. Binding with minor water damage along the fore-edge but otherwise very good.

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        LES CAPRICES DE LA FORTUNE OU HISTOIRE DU PRINCE MENTZIKOFF, FAVORI DU CZAR PIERRE PREMIER. AVEC UN PRECIS HISTORIQUE DES REVOLUTIONS ARRIVEES EN RUSSIE, JUSQU'A NOS JOURS. LE TOUT POUR SERVIR DE SUITE AUX ANECDOTES DU NORD.

      LAVEUVE DUCHESNE / QUILLAU / L'ESCLAPART 1772 - ROD0108269: 120+56 pages. LIVRE SANS COUVERTURE ET EN L'ETAT. JOINT UNE TRAGEDIE RUSSE, TRADUITE EN FRANCAIS. 4 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Livré sans Couverture. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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