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        Plate 14 (feet) from "Corps complet d'anatomie." Matted and framed

      J. B. H. LeClerc Nancy: J. B. H. LeClerc, 1773. First printing. No Dust Jacket. Gautier d'Agoty, Arnauld-Eloi. Plate 14 (feet) from Corps complet d'anatomie (Nancy: J. B. H. LeClerc, 1773). Mezzotint printed in colors by Gautier d'Agoty's 4-color method. Plate size approx. 535 x 390 mm. Archivally matted and framed. Arnaud-Eloi Gautier d'Agoty was the second son of the celebrated Jacques-Fabien Gautier d'Agoty (1717-86), who for thirty years held the royal privilege for color printing in France. J. F. Gautier d'Agoty was (or claimed to be) the inventor of the four-color method (red, blue, yellow and black) of printing mezzotints in color, an improvement on the three-color method devised in the early part of the 18th century by Jacques Christophe Le Blon. (d. 1741). Gautier d'Agoty obtained the color printing privilege in 1742, and over the next three decades he and his associates, including his son Arnauld-Eloi, issued a series of illustrated works, primarily on human anatomy, that were as radically original and dramatic in their size and artistic composition as they were in their manner of production. The series of large anatomical works issued by the Gautier d'Agotys concluded with Arnaud-Eloi's Corps complet d'anatomie (1773), "a major work of great merit and satisfaction . . . [The work's] fifteen plates follow a scheme of progress, from the classical figures at the start, to skeletal hands and feet; or we can see it as a strip performance, from fully clad nudes by stages to muscle and bone" (Franklin, A Catalogue of Early Colour Printing [1977], pp. 49-50). 40099

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        FABLES NOUVELLES.

      In-8 p. (mm. 214x130), 2 tomi in 1 vol., lussuosa legatura in p. marocch. blu, ricche cornici e decoraz. dorate ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con motivi floreali e tit. oro, dentelles dorate ai risg. (in p. pelle bordeaux con stemma al centro e in tela damascata), astuccio, pp. XXII,(2),309,(3) (numeraz. continua). Questa pregiata edizione è illustrata da: 2 antiporte con il titolo "Fables par M. Dorat" (sulla seconda: Fables de M. Dorat, II Volume) disegnate da Marillier ed inc. in rame da Ghendt; 1 grande composizione di Marillier, inc. da Delaunay (inserita in ciasc. vol.); un ritratto di Dorat in medaglione inc. da Dupin; fleuron al primo frontesp. con il busto di La Fontaine; 99 magnifiche vignette e 99 finali di Marillier, inc. da Arrivet, Baquoy, Delaunay, Duflos, de Ghendt, Le Gouaz, Lebeau, Louis Legrand, e altri. Parecchie vignette del II vol. portano la data 1775. "Prima edizione" ?sur grand papier blanc de Hollande? di uno dei più bei libri illustrati del Settecento francese. Cfr. Cohen, p. 313: ?cet ouvrage est le chef-d?oeuvre de Marillier, sous le rapport de la finesse de l?exécution et de l?esprit qui règne dans tous les jolis sujets qui l?ornent ? - Boissais et Deleplanque, p. 68 - Lewine, p. 150. Esemplare in ottimo stato.

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        Monumenta Suiogothica vetustioris suspecta.

      Diss. I-II:1-2. Uppsala, Edmannianis, (1773-74) resp. Stenhammar et Palmblad, (1815). 4:o. (8),+ 28; (2),+ 29-52; (4),+ 8 s. Häftade, del I och II:2 med rester av ryggremsor. Tre häften. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Lidén I, 365 & Marklin 78. Setterwall 5242. Warmholtz 2453. Fiske s. 423. Allt som utkom av Nordins kritiska arbete om äldre tvivelaktiga källor till Sveriges historia, här med Fants fortsättning, publicerad nära 40 år senare. Den första delen är Nordins egen disputation under Johan Ihres presidium. Här behandlas Konunga- och hövdinga styrelsen. I den andra och mest berömda delen, med Erik Johan Dillner som respondent, avslöjar Nordin Hjalmers och Ramers saga. Denna presenterades för första gången av Lucas Halpap i en dissertation under Johannes Bilberg 1690, och sedan stort utgiven av Peringskiöld 1701 under titeln "Historia Hjalmari regis Biarmlandiæ atque Thulemarkiæ, ex fragmento runici Ms.ti literis recentioribus descripta". Här, 70 år senare, kunde den av Nordin avslöjas som ett falsarium. I sista delen fortsatte Fant att avslöja falsarier och bekräftade här Johannes Schefferus tes att den av Verelius publicerade biskopskrönikan "Annotationes ex scriptis Karoli episcopis arosiensis excerpta" var ett falsarium

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        Das Methodenbuch für Väter und Mütter der Familien und Völker. Dritte Auflage. Zur Elementarischen Bibliothek.

      Bey des Verfassers Freunden, und in Leipzig in Kommission bei C. Fritsch, Dessau 1773. 8vo. (16)+384 pages. Contemporary brown calf binding with richly gilt spine. Old pen note on verso of front endpaper. Faint later ink stamp on verso of front flyleaf. In fine condition.. Attractive copy of the third edition of Johann Bernardt Basedow´s (1724-1790) pioneering manual for parents and teachers on how to raise children. The book was originally published in 1770; this edition has a new preface by the famous German pedagogue

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        Système social, ou principes naturels de la morale et de la politique, avec un examen de l'influence du gouvernement sur les moeurs. Par l'Auteur du Systême de la Nature [Mirabaud]. 3 Tomes.

      London [recte: Amsterdam, M.M. Rey], 1773. 8vo. Bound in one beautiful contemporary full mottled calf binding with five raised bands to richly gilt spine; triple gilt line-borders to boardsand inner gilt dentelles. Edges of boards with single gilt line. All edges gilt. Corners abit bumped and a bit of overall wear. Inner hinges a bit weak. Internally very fine and clean. All in all a very fine copy indeed. (4), 210; 176; 167 pp. With all three half-titles, all three title-pages and all three indexes, as well as the introduction.. The rare first edition, first issue (though Tchermerzine mentions an unknown 2-volume-edition form the same year - this edition has never been verified), of one of d'Holbach's most important works, his influential "social" and political continuation of his seminal main work "Systeme de la nature" - the bible of materialism. D'Holbach (1723-1789), who was raised by a wealthy uncle, whom he inherited, together with his title of Baron, in 1753, maintained one of the most famous salons in Paris. This salon became the social and intellectual centre for the Encyclopédie, which was edited by Diderot and d'Alembert, whom he became closely connected with. D'Holbach himself also contributed decisively to the Encyclopédie, with at least 400 signed contributions, and probably as many unsigned, between 1752 and 1765. The "Côterie holbachique" or "the café of Europe", as the salon was known, attracted the most brilliant scientists, philosophers, writers and artists of the time (e.g. Diderot, d'Alembert, Helvetius, Voltaire, Hume, Sterne etc, etc.), and it became one of the most important gathering-places for the exchange of philosophical, scientific and political views under the "ancient régime". Apart from developing several foundational theories of seminal scientific and philosophical value, D'Holbach became known as one of the most skilled propagators and popularizers of scientific and philosophical ideas, promoting scientific progress and spreading philosophical ideas in a new and highly effective manner. D'Holbach was himself the most audacious philosophe of this circle. During the 1760's he caused numerous anticlerical tracts (written in large, but not entirely, by himself) to be clandestinely printed abroad and illegally circulated in France. His philosophical masterpiece, the "Système de la nature, ou des lois du monde physique et du monde moral", a methodological and intransigent affirmation of materialism and atheism, appeared anonymously in 1770" (D.S.B. VI:468), as did the social and political follow-up of it, the famous "Systême social" in 1773. That is to say, Mirabeau whom he had used as the author on the "System of Nature" in 1770 is not mentioned in the "Social System", on the title-page of which is merely stated "By the Author of "Systême de la Nature". As the theories of d'Holbach's two systematic works were at least as anticlerical and unaccepted as those of his smaller tracts, and on top of that so well presented and so convincing, it would have been dangerous for him to print any of them under his own name, and even under the name of the city or printer. Thus, "Systême de la Nature" appeared pseudonomously under the name of the secretary of the Académie Francaise, J.B. Mirabaud, who had died 10 years earlier, and under a fictive place of printing, namely London instead of Amsterdam. "He could not publish safely under his own name, but had the ingenious idea of using the names of recently dead French authors. Thus, in 1770, his most famous book, "The System of Nature", appeared under the name Jean-Baptiste Mirabaud." (PMM 215), and so the next "System" also appeared in the same manner three years later.In his "Systême de la Nature", d'Holbach had presented philosophical materialism in an actual system for the first time and had created a work that dared unite the essence of all the essential material of the English and French Enlightenment and incorporate it into a closed materialistic system; on the basis of a completely materialistic and atheistic foundation, he provided the modern world with a moral and ethic philosophy, the effects of which were tremendous. It is this materialism and atheism that he continues three years later in his next systematic work "Systême social", through which politics, morality, and sociology are also incorporated into his system and take the place of the Christianity that he had so fiercely attacked earlier on. In this great work he extends his ethical views to the state and continues the description of human interest from "Systême de la Nature" by developing a notion of the just state (by d'Holbach calle "ethocracy") that is to secure general welfare. "Système social (1773; "Social System") placed morality and politics in a utilitarian framework wherein duty became prudent self-interest." (Encyclopaedia Brittanica). "Holbach's foundational view is that the most valuable thing a person seeking self-preservation can do is to unite with another person: "Man is of all beings the most necessary to man" (Sysème social, 76; cf. Spinoza's Ethics IVP35C1, C2, and S). Society, when it is just, unites for the common purpose of preservation and the securing of welfare, and society contracts with government for this purpose." (SEP).As the "Systême de la Nature" had been condemned to burning in the year of its publication, so the "Systême social" was on the list of books to be confiscated already in 1773, and it was placed on the Index of the Church in August 1775. As the "Systême de la Nature", the "Systême social" is thus also of great scarcity. Another edition of the work appeared later the same year, in 12mo. Tchermerzine says that "Il ya une édition, que nous ne connaissons pas, en 2 vol. in-8. C'est sans doute l'originale." The present edition was reprinted the following year, in 1774.Tschermerzine VI:246; Graesse III:317; Barbier IV:622 (only listing later editions)

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