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        La storia del Regno dell'Imperatore Carlo-Quinto. Preceduta da una Descrizione de' Progressi della Società in Europa dalla distruzione dell'Impero Romano fino al principio del Secolo Decimosesto.

      s.n.,, In Colonia, 1774 - Sei volumi di cm. 16, pp. xxx, 424; 508 (2); 500; 559; 514; 516. Leg. coeva in mezza pergamena e cartonato rigido, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su tasselli verdi. Una medaglia incisa a ciascun frontespizio, capolettera e testatine decorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Un timbretto di biblioteca religiosa estinta ai frontespizi. Interessante prima traduzione italiana sulla stampa inglese del 1769. Si tratta certamente di uno degli studi più completi ed accreditati sulla figura dell'imperatore Carlo V. Non comune a reperirsi completo come il presente esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE QUAKERS

      1774 - SEWEL, William. THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, INCREASE AND PROGRESS, OF THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS; WITH SEVERAL REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES INTERMIXED. Written originally in Low-Dutch, and also translated into English, by William Sewell. The Third Edition, corrected. Burlington, New-Jersey: Printed and Sold by Isaac Collins, 1774. Folio. xii,812,[16] pp. Text leaves show intermittent light to heavy foxing throughout, though mostly light (the text is definitely readable), with occasional soiling and staining from pressed leaves and flowers. Two leaves (5w & 5Y) have closed tears. A few mid-nineteenth century notations in margins. In an elegantly-designed contemporary American binding of full calf which, despite age and wear, is still rather handsome. The spine has a red morocco label, which is decorated with simple gilt swags at the top and bottom edge, and a gilt single-rule on either side of the five raised bands. Tucked-in at the back of the volume is the remnant of a blue and green headband. In general, the binding is rubbed all over, with a few small stains on the sides, and the fore-corners are rounded. In particular, the lower board has a small area where the leather is skinned; also, the spine has been carefully patched at the crown. A nice copy of an American imprint and binding; scarce thus. (Evans 13607). William Sewel (Dutch, 1654-1720) was a Quaker historian and this is his principal work. It was largely undertaken to correct the misrepresentations of Historia Quakeriana (Amsterdam, 1695) and was first published in Dutch at Amsterdam, 1717. Sewel spent twenty-five years preparing his work and based it upon a mass of correspondence, George Fox's Journal, and, for the public history, Clarendon's Rebellion and Ludlow's Memoirs. Its accuracy has never been impugned, and it remains a classical authority. (D.N.B.)

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        Manuscript Deed to a Piece of Land in Essex County, New Jersey, with Legal Description, April 12, 1774. [With:] Manuscript Map of the above Tract of Land on Canoe Brook, Sept. 20, 1774

      Elizabeth, New Jersey, april 12, 1774 - The document, written in a neat secretarial hand, if for a tract of land on Canoe Brook in Essex County, New Jersey, near "the Road that crosses the Mountains from Newark to Morris Town", that is being sold by to Frederick Jones by Jonathan Hampton. A complete legal descvription is included, chock full of legal and surveyors' jargon. The document is signed by Hampton, and by Mary Jouet and W. Williams as witnesses. Accompanying the deed is a survey map of the property, showing the relationship to the Newark Road and to Canoe Brook Road, executed and signed by William Bott (CANOE BROOK, NEW JERSEY) Folio. 2-1/2 pp., pen and ink on a large folio sheet. Map in pen and ink, partly colored, on a separate sheet, executed and signed by William Bott. Neat repair on verso of breaks in old folds, some spotting, else quite good [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        State-Papers and Letters, Addressed to William Carstares, Confidential Secretary to K. William during the whole of his Reign

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell; John Balfour, Edinburgh and London 1774 - Title continued: afterwards Principal of the Univerfity of Edinburgh. Relating to Public Affairs in Great-Britain, but more particularly in Scotland, during the Reigns of K. William and Q. Anne. xii, 800 p. Full tree calf with gold impressing. Hinges and corners repaired. Some foxing and minor soiling within. William Carstares (1649-1715), Presbyterian minister and a leader of the Scottish church, worked for the union of England and Scotland, served as principal of the University of Edinburgh, and was four times moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland. This collection of his papers contains a biography, proceedings in the Scottish parliament, letters, petitions, etc. The editor, Dr. Joseph McCormick (1733-1799), was Principal of the United College, St. Andrews and a grand-nephew of Carstares. Perhaps he was a bit like his grand-uncle, for politics, not preaching, was his preferred pastime. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AN EPISTLE FROM OBEREA, QUEEN OF OTAHEITE, TO JOSEPH BANKS, ESQ. TRANSLATED BY T.Q.Z. ESQ. PROFESSOR OF THE OTAHEITE LANGUAGE IN DUBLIN, AND OF ALL THE LANGUAGES OF THE UNDISCOVERED ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH SEA; AN ENRICHED WITH HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES

      London: Printed for John Almon, 1774.. 15pp. Quarto. Modern three quarter straight-grained gilt morocco and cloth, gilt, spine richly gilt. Near fine. "The third edition" of this popular lyrical satire at the expense of the eminent British naturalist, Sir Joseph Banks. Written in imitation of Ovid, the poem pokes fun at Banks and his purportedly amorous shore leave on Tahiti (Banks had a considerable reputation as a ladies' man). The poem masquerades as an affectionate letter from Queen Oberea of Tahiti, who recollects her encounters with Banks. In the text, which incorporates notes from Hawkesworth's account of Cook's first voyage, Banks is cast as Ulysses and the Queen as Calypso. The true author of the work has been identified as Major John Scott-Waring of the East India Company. The first edition of this poem was published in 1773 and a second letter from the Tahitian Queen appeared in 1774. An early bit of Cook-inspired satire, and quite funny indeed. BEDDIE 3915. KROEPELIEN 1166. O'REILLY & REITMAN 9791. HOLMES 11 (first ed).

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        1774 Philadelphia Deed between William Allen, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania and the richest man in the colony, and Thomas Irland

      Philadelphia:. 1774.. Fine. Deed between the wealthiest merchant in Philadelphia and later Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and a Thomas Irland (sic), for Philadelphia land between Second and Green Streets, dated March 24th 1774, signed by Matthew Clarkson, who was the mayor at the time and Thomas Irland, with witnesses Edward Bonsall and Frederick Sumfield. Two red wax seals next to the Clarkson and Irland signatures. & & William Allen (1704 - 1780) was a wealthy merchant and land owner who profited from his close connection to the family of the founder of the colony, William Penn. Allen was a merchant who traded with the West Indies, a privateer, a land owner and investor in iron and copper mines. He became the Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania, served as mayor of the city, founded Allentown, and supported the expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. Allen took the British side in the Revolution, being opposed to the idea of independence as unnecessary and unjustifiable. 26 x 17" on thick vellum, with original folds. Receiving Deed notes on verso.

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        Disegno della prima macchina nella quale si rappresenta la celebre impresa di Ercole negl?Esperidi. Incendiata per comando di Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Don Lorenzo Colonna Gran Contestabile del Regno di Napoli ec. ec. come Ambasciatore straordinario di Sua Maestà il Re delle due Sicilie ec. ec. ec. in congiuntura della Chinea presentata alla Santità di N. S. Papa Clemente XIV nella Vigilia dei Gloriosi Santi Apostoli Pietro e Paolo l?anno 1774.

      Grande incisione su foglio di cm. 45x65 con la grandiosa macchina costruita per la festa della Chinea, la cavalla bianca che tutti gli anni, rinnovando una cerimonia secolare, veniva donata dalla monarchia napoletana al Papa in segno di vassallaggio per la sovranità sul Regno delle due Sicilie. Paolo Posi Architetto inventò - Giuseppe Vasi incise. Axs

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        CARTES ET FIGURES DES VOYAGES ENTREPRIS PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE BRITANNIQUE actuellement regnante pour faire des découvertes dans l 'Hémisphère Méridional.

      Saillant & Nyon . - Panckoucke, Paris 1774 - ( I ) , ( 1pp ) Complete with 52 maps and plates . Many maps are folding.- Contemporary hal calf , spine gilt . Very fine Size: In 4to [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Veduta del Prospetto principale della Colonna Antonina (Front view of the column of Marcus Aurelius)

      Rome 1774 - Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) and Francesco Piranesi (1758-1810) Veduta del Prospetto principale della Colonna Antonina (Front view of the column of Marcus Aurelius) From Trofeo o Sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide or The Trophy or Magnificent Spiral Column of Marble Rome: 1774-79 Etching, mounted on 20th century wove paper 112 ½" x 26 ½" Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an Italian etcher, draughtsman and architect best known for his monumental volume Vedute di Roma. A lifelong champion of Rome, Piranesi published more than a thousand etchings depicting the 18th century city and ancient Roman monuments. Piranesi’s images were thought to be so magnificent that travelers visiting Rome on their grand tours were left disappointed by the actual city. This engraving, printed on six sheets, is from the series Trofeo o Sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide, dedicated solely to the illustration of Trajan’s column and the column of Marcus Aurelius in Rome. This series is thought to be from the last phase of Piranesi’s career, when a number of works in progress were finished with assistance from his son, Francesco. The column depicts the story of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ Danubian wars, waged by him from 166 to his death, and the column itself is thought to date to the year 193.

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        Tarsis et Zèlie.

      A Paris, chez Mousir fils 1774 - 3 volumi in 8vo; pp. IV, XXIII, 563, cc. 2 n.nn; 563; 597. 3 antiporte di Cochin, Moreau e Eisen incise da Gaucher, Ponce e Nèe. Deliziose vignette ai frontespizi di Eisen incise da Helman, de Longueil, Masquelier, Massard, Nèe e Ponce. Legatura coeva in bazzana marmorizzata. Dentelles e fregi dorati ai piatti. Dorso a cordoni, tassello con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare nitido. L'autore, famoso giureconsulto seicentesco e intendente dei Sassoni, pubblicò anonimo questo romanzo pastorale. La bellezza dei disegni e la delicatezza delle incisioni rendono questa edizione più rinomata delle precedenti, l'unica citata da Cohen, 643. 4 immagini allegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA THÉORIE DU JARDINAGE, par M. l'Abbé Roger SHABOL, ouvrage rédigé après sa mort sur ses Mémoires, par M. D*** [Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville]. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, augmentée, & ornée de Figures en taille-douce.

      1774 - A Paris, Chez les Frères Debure, 1774. Fort in-12 (109 X 173) basane fauve granité, dos cinq nerfs ornés, caissons dorés, pièce de titre maroquin ocre, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; faux-titre, portrait frontispice, XLIV-558 pages, 3 feuillets non chiffrés (approbation, privilège, errata), 5 planches dépliantes in fine. NOUVELLE ÉDITION revue, corrigée et augmentée de ce FAMEUX TRAITÉ D'HORTICULTURE. Il contient CINQ PLANCHES dépliantes gravées en taille-douce d'après J. Robert, qui représentent des greffes, plantes, coupes de fruits, etc. L?abbé Jean-Roger SHABOL (1690-1768), ecclésiastique et horticulteur français, se fit connaître par des améliorations apportées à l'horticulture. Il a fait paraître sous sa signature un "Dictionnaire pour la théorie et la pratique du jardinage et de l'agriculture" (Paris, 1767), précédé d'une préface intitulée "Discours sur le jardinage". On lui doit, en outre, un ouvrage posthume publié en 1770, "Pratique du jardinage", qui s'intéresse particulièrement aux arbres fruitiers. Dans ce traité, Shabol décrit les fonctions de l?air, les parties organiques des plantes, les graines et la sève. Antoine Joseph DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE (1680-1765), naturaliste et historien d?art français, fut l'un des contributeurs majeurs à l?"Encyclopédie" de Diderot et d?Alembert, pour laquelle il rédigea plus de 540 articles sur le jardinage et l'hydraulique. C?est Antoine-Nicolas Dezallier d'Argenville, le fils d?Antoine-Joseph, qui a publié pour la première fois "La Théorie du jardinage" en 1771. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, les planches gravées dépliantes sont en parfait état. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dell'origine e delle regole della musica colla storia del suo progresso, decadenza, e rinnovazione. Opera dedicata all'Augusta Real Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera Elettrice Vedova di Sassonia fra le Pastorelle Arcadi Ermelinda Talea.

      Michel' Angelo Barbiellini,, in Roma, 1774 - In-4° (277x205mm), pp. (12), 466, (1) di errata, bella cartonatura originale a decori floreali bicromi intersecati. Titolo manoscritto su tassello cartaceo al dorso. Vignetta al titolo. Un ritratto inciso su rame f.t. da Giovanni Brunetti da disegno di Francisco Arnaudies della dedicataria, la Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera. Testatine raffinatamente istoriate incise su rame, capilettera figurati. Firma di possesso settecentesca al contropiatto. 23 tavole di musica incise su rame e ripiegate in fine del volume. Qualche usuale quanto lieve fioritura. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di uno dei maggiori trattati musicali del Settecento italiano. Olschi, Choix, 10926. Eitner, II, 364. Gasparri, I, p. 31. Fétis, III, 166-167. Hirsch, I, 162. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Juliet Grenville: or, the History of the Human Heart. In three volumes.

      Printed for G. Robinson 1774 - FIRST EDITION, lightly spotted, occasional browning, pp. [iv], 288; [iv], 240; [iv], 222, 12mo, contemporary half green roan, marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt and divided by a gilt fillet (vol. iii mistakenly labelled as vol. i and vice versa), rubbed, backstrips darkened, slight wear to headcaps, bookplate of the antiques dealer Stephen Pitt Hatherell Long and early ownership inscription of John Mansel, good The first edition of Henry Brooke’s second novel, preceded by the more famous ‘The Fool of Quality’, a favourite of John Wesley. It saw mixed reviews: ‘Juliet Grenville is, indubitably, a work of genius, and of uncommon merit, in various respects’ (Monthly Review, January 1774, p. 16), but ‘a second novel, Juliet Grenville, was soon forgotten’ (Cambridge Guide to Literature in English). In Brooke’s last writings, ‘it became evident that the wheels of his mental chariot began to drive heavily’ (Dublin University Magazine, Feb 1852, p. 213), and this novel is ‘not less strange [than The Fool of Quality] even in that age of shapeless amalgams of fiction and personal revelations, [it] was written when Brooke was almost in his dotage, though still visited by gleams of his old enthusiasm’ (Baker, History of the English Novel, 114).ESTC locates 5 copies in the UK (Birmingham, BL, Cambridge, Oxford, Rylands) plus 2 in Europe and 9 in the USA. (ESTC T130243; Garside, Raven, & Schöwerling 1774:24)

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        NAUWKEURIGE WAARNEEMINGEN OMTRENT DE VERANDERINGEN VAN VEELE INSEKTEN OF GEKORVENDE DIERTJES.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, boekverkooper op den Dam, 1774. - Gebonden in kalfsleder (recent door een befaamde boekbinder), in-folio, (4) +34+ (2)pp.+33+(2) Rijkgevuld aan oorspronkelijke handgekleurde gravuren, met één mooie titelbladvignette en 33 fraaie volbladige gegraveerde en gekleurde platen. Dit is de eerste complete editie. De gravuren zijn gegraveerd door l'Admiral. De gravures vertonen diertjes en vooral vlinders op planten, bomen of bloemen. 777 g.

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        Publicatie. De Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden . doen te weeten . goedgevonden hebben het meergemelde octroy voor de . Oostindische Compagnie/ soo als het selve op den 20 maart 1602 is verleent . te continueeren en prolongeren . voor den tijd van nog twee jaaren/ ingaande met den 1 january 1775/ en sullende eindigen met den laatsten december van het jaar 1776.

      - 's Gravenhage, Isaac Scheltus, 1774. Broadside with woodcut coat of arms of the Republic. Ca. 42 x 32,5 cm* Official announcement by the States General of the ninth extension of the charter of the Dutch East India Company for a period of two years, from January I, 1775, to December 31, 1776. The announcement is dated December 5, 1774.Landwehr, VOC, 22.

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        Systeme de la nature [Ensemble] Le vrai sens du systême de la nature.

      S.n. [Marc Michel Rey] 1774 - - S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], A Londres [Amsterdam] 1774, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (14) 397pp. et (4) 500pp. (3) 84pp. (3), relié. - Rare et intéressante réunion de ces deux ouvrages. Nouvelle édition du système de la nature après la rare originale de 1770, et édition originale de l'ouvrage d'Helvetius à la même date de 1774 que cette nouvelle édition de Mirabaud en réalité trois éditions sont parues à la même date, avec une collation différente, sans qu'on ait pu déterminer s'il y a une véritable originale. Pleine Basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse très orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Tranches rouges. Coiffes de queue arrachées. Une tâche brune sur le plat supérieur du tome I. Restauration à l'aide d'une pièce de cuir au plat supérieur du tome II. Assez bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage d'Helvetius est une exégèse et un examen du Système de la nature, l'auteur semble en avoir condensé la matière sous forme de maximes et d'assertions, le tout reposant sur un fort credo matérialiste. On sait aujourd'hui que l'ouvrage n'est peut-être pas d'Helvetius, bien qu'on y reconnaisse sa philosophie. Quant au Système de la nature de Mirabaud, il fut reçut comme une bombe dans le milieu des lettres, et finalement assez mal accueilli par les philosophes. Ce ne fut pas les thèses ouvertement matérialistes de d'Holbach qui furent condamnées mais la démonstration d'athéisme et d'anticléricalisme. (14) 397pp. et (4) 500pp. (3) 84pp. (3) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l’homme de ses facultés intellectuelles et de son, éducation. Ouvrage posthume de M. Helvetius

      Amsterdam, A Amsterdam 1774 - Livre ancien Deux volumes in-12 vol.1 : XII 430 pp. vol. 2 : 2 ff, 312 pp. Deux volumes in-12 vol.1 : XII 430 pp. vol. 2 : 2 ff, 312 pp. Reliure plein maroquin rouge, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et maroquin vert, ornées de petits fers et fleurons, triple filet doré en encadrement des plats, tranches dorées, importantes mouillures affectant les 100 premiers feuillets du tome 2. Pièces de titre frottées. Exceptionnel exemplaire relié en plein maroquin du temps de cet ouvrage condamné au feu. Une condition rare pour ce type d’ouvrages ici malheureusement affecté de mouillures sur une partie du second volume.Édition clandestine de ce philosophe athée matérialiste. Comme pour tous ces types d'ouvrages, les exemplaires en maroquin sont très rares. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 5, 1774

      Philadelphia: Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, at the London Coffee House, 1774.. 2 preliminary leaves, 144pp. [bound with:] JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by William and Thomas Bradford..., 1775. [4],iv,239pp. Contemporary calf, raised bands. Front board detached. Extremities rather worn, some scuffing. An occasional fox mark, else internally crisp and very good. With contemporary ownership inscription of Nicholas Cresswell, possibly the young Englishman of that name who travelled extensively in the American colonies in 1774-77 (see THE JOURNAL OF NICHOLAS CRESSWELL, New York, 1924). In a half morocco and cloth box. The Journals of the first two Continental Congresses, describing meetings from Sept. 5 to Oct. 20, 1774, to the second Congress from May 10 to Sept. 5, 1775, among the most basic documents of the American Revolution. The Journal for 1774 is the very rare issue of 144 pages, with the misdated state of the titlepage ("DCC,LXXIV"), which likely precedes in publication sequence the 132- page issue with correctly dated title. Committees of Correspondence resolved to hold a Continental Congress in June of 1774, and delegates from twelve colonies (none from Georgia) gathered in Philadelphia in the fall. It included many of the most distinguished men in America: Samuel and John Adams, Roger Sherman, John Jay, Joseph Galloway, John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, Edmund Pendleton, and Henry Middleton, among others. The Congress succeeded in taking numerous important steps. On Oct. 14 they adopted a Declaration of Rights, and agreed to an Association governing imports and exports and boycotting British goods. They also drafted an Address to the People of Great Britain and another Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec. They agreed to reassemble on May 10, 1775, for what was to be the fateful Congress that broke with England. The journals of the second Continental Congress, also included in the volume at hand, cover the proceedings from May 10, 1775 through adjournment on Sept. 5, 1775. The activities of this summer, against the background of open conflict in Massachusetts, are among the most dramatic of the Revolutionary era. Included are reports on Lexington-Concord, the address to the Inhabitants of Canada inviting them to join the other thirteen colonies, numerous military matters, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms, the Olive Branch Petition, the American negotiations with the Six Nations, and other crucial material. These journals, like those of the first Congress, are quite rare. The titlepage for the Journal of 1774 bears the famous seal of the Congress, showing twelve hands representing the twelve participating colonies supporting a column topped with a Liberty Cap and resting on the Magna Charta. EVANS 13737, 14569. HOWES J263, J264.

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        BIBLIOTHECA CHIRURGICA Qua Scripta Ad Artem Chirurgicam Facientia a Rerum Initiis Recensentur TWO VOLUMES

      Joh. Schweighauser & Em. Haller, Basel & Bern 1774 - FIRST EDITIONS. 1774 - 1775 2 VOLUMES. IV, 591; VIII, 695. Scarce Bibliography of Surgery. One of the 4 great bibliographies by Haller which formed "the most complete reference work of the time". Bound in full mottled Calf, of the period; gilt designs and lettering on spines, title label missing Vol.1. Binding rubbed. Some foxing primarily front matter & margins. G-M 5789; Waller 184 71; Choulant p.290. Reynolds 1810. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La generation ou exposition des phenomenes relatifs a cette fonction naturelle de leur mechanisme, de leurs causes respectives et des effets immediats qui en resultent.

      Chez Des Ventes de la Doué 1774 - - Chez Des Ventes de la Doué, A Paris 1774, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20cm), vj (2) 641pp. et (4) 548pp., relié. - Edition originale française et première traduction en langue vulgaire après l'originale latine, laquelle avait paru dans les Elementa physiologica en 8 tomes, publiés de 1757 à 1766. Plein Veau blond moucheté. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de tête élimées, idem pour la coiffe de queue du tome 2. Deux coins émoussés au tome 2. Pièce de tomaison du tome 1 manquante. Quelques feuillets jaunis. Importante étude consacrée au phénomène de la génération, de la fécondation et de l'embryologie, avec une description des organes sexuels et de leur fonction. En dressant un état des connaissances contemporaines, Haller réfute certaines thèses jusqu'alors établies, notamment celle de Malpighi, et en fondent de nouvelles, éclaircissant la façon dont de nouveaux individus viennent au monde. vj (2) 641pp. et (4) 548pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte von den Seelen der Menschen und Thiere. Pragmatisch entworfen.

      J. J. Gebauer,, Halle, 1774 - Halle, J. J. Gebauer, 1774. 8°. Titelbl., 8 unpag. S., 54, 552 S. mit einigen Vignetten. HPgmt. mit goldgepr. RSchild, sehr gut erhalten. (s. Foto). Sprache: ger/deu [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kritisch historisches Lehrbuch der theoretischen Philosophie und Die Metaphysik. Zwei Bände in einem.

      Leipzig. in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1774. - 2 in 1, mit zahlreichen Vignetten und Titelkupfer, mit dem Porträt des Verfassers, 8°. 248/275 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Titel unter und im Rand des Kupers repariert, mit Marginalien von alter Hand. Hennings, Justus Christian 1731-1815. Einband der Zeit, Hardcover in Pappband, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rivierkundige grondwaarheden, byzonderlyk toegepast op de rivieren onzes lands tot herstellinge derzelven; eerst opgesteld en daarna, volgens ingekomene aanmerkingen en eigene overweegingen, verbeterd.

      [Rotterdam, Arrenberg, 1774]. - 4to. 210 pp. (incl. pp. I-XIV voorwerk). Compleet met 6 uitsl. gravures met constructietekeningen van L. Brasser. Gebonden. Half leer uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Hoeken wat gestoten; voorin etiketje "Geschenk Jhr. E.C.B. ridder van Rappard", stempel Kon. Inst. van Ingenieurs op titelp.). Verhandelingen Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelyke Wysbegeerte te Rotterdam. - Op zichzelf staand los eerste deel van de eerste jaargang van de Verhandelingen van het Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelyke Wysbegeerte te Rotterdam. - Kemper 1415.

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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1775

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Hall and Sellers, [1774].. [36]pp. including in-text woodcut illustrations. 12mo. Printed self- wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Light soiling and scattered foxing. Overall very good. A Poor Richard's almanac issued on the eve of the Revolutionary War. The volume contains an article on Amsterdam's Society for the Recovery of Drowned Persons, various anecdotes and recipes, and an account of Mr. Thomas Wood of Essex by the College of Physicians in London, detailing the extreme diet through which he "metamorphosed from a Monster to a Person of moderate Size," in part by abstaining from drinking any kind of liquid ("excepting what he has occasionally taken in the Form of Medicine, and two glasses and a half of Water, drank on the 9th of May, 1766") from 1765 to the time of the article's publication in 1771. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5]. DRAKE 10011. EVANS 13597. NAIP w021196.

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        Londres. Nouvelle édition, revue, considérablement augmentée.

      S.n. 1774 - - S.n., A Lausanne 1774, 4 tomes in 12 (10x17cm), xij, 371pp. (2) et 388pp. (2) et 375pp. (4) et 393pp. (2), 4 vol. reliés. - Seconde édition après l'édition originale de 1770, qui contenait seulement 3 volumes. Une grande carte dépliante dans le tome I de Londres et des villes et faubourg de Londres et de Westminster. Plein Veau glacé marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Quelques épidermures et accrocs avec manques, mais bon ensemble, décoratif. Relation de voyage, qui part de Boulogne et se poursuit jusqu'à Londres dont il est fait une étude détaillée des moeurs, des coutumes et de tous les aspects de la société : les pauvres, la jurisprudence, le clergé, les arts, la marine, les courses de chevaux, le commerce 371pp. (. et des chapitres particuliers sur la mélancolie, considérée comme une caratéristique des anglais, et en quoi celle-ci a contribué à leur génie dans les arts ou les sciences. xij, 371pp. (2) et 388pp. (2) et 375pp. (4) et 393pp. (2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketches of the History of Man

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London, Edinburgh 1774 - Volume 1: 1 blank leaf + half title + TP + [v]-xii + [1]-519; Volume 2: 1 blank leaf + half title + TP + [1]-507 + 1 blank leaf; Quarto.Henry Home was born at Kames in Eccles, Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders, the son of a minor landed gentleman. He was schooled at home and in 1712 was 'apprenticed' to become a writer (solicitor) in Edinburgh but soon began to study to become an advocate (barrister), which he achieved with his admission to the Faculty of Advocates in 1723. In 1752, he became a judge in the Court of Session (the highest civil court in Scotland) and in the following year he joined the Court of Justiciary (the criminal court).Henry managed to find excellent patronage from the Dukes of Argyll, who long managed government business in Scotland. Not only did he achieve the highest judicial offices, but he became a member of the main government boards managing the Scottish economy. He himself was no mean broker of patronage, not least for philosophers and theorists, most notably in the form of university professorships for Adam Smith, John Millar and Thomas Reid. He failed dismally, though, in the case of David Hume.Kames was perhaps the most complete 'Enlightenment man' among the eighteenth-century Scottish thinkers. In print, in conversation and in correspondence, he concerned himself with the whole spectrum of human knowledge and its applicability to his society. He wrote extensively on agricultural and horticultural matters, just as he wrote on everything else, including education, where he had interesting things to say on male versus female education, perhaps reflecting his own experience of having a daughter whom he considered more able than his son. However, it was in law, criticism, philosophical history and, to some extent, philosophy that Kames made his name, both in his own time and for posterity. In law, his contributions range from the first major systematic collections of cases in Scots law, through a variety of legal antiquities, legal history and systematic, 'institutionist' works, to a philosophical work on equity that is a landmark in the history of this topic. His Elements of Criticism (1762) became a textbook in rhetoric and belles-lettres for a century, not least in America. And the Sketches of the History of Man (1774) was a major synopsis of Enlightenment philosophical anthropology, Scots style.(http://www.thoemmes.com/404.asp?404;http://www.thoemmes.com/encyclopedia/home.htm) The Sketches "represents Lord Kames's contribution to the developing science of natural history. In a way, the book is a compendium of Kames's thought; indeed, he refers to it in one place as his magnum opus" (Arthur E, McGuinness, Henry Home, Lord Kames, New York, 1970, p. 119ff). An introductory essay on the "Progress of Men as Individuals" is followed by "Progress of Men in Society", and "Progress of Science". Included are sections on the female sex, on commerce and government, on the American nations, on reason, on Aristotle's logic and on morality. A separate essay, "Sketches concerning Scotland", is appended. (There is an interesting discussion of authors' copyright, the book trade and the dissemination of knowledge in Volume I, p. 500n).Among the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, Kames and Adam Smith were the chief exponents of the historical method in jurisprudence and moral philosophy. Kames went further, implying the integral relationship between history and the other branches of thought by the frequent references to the Sketches in the third, revised edition of his earlier Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion (1779). Contemporary calf bindings with red morocco lettering pieces. Top and bottom of spines expertly restored as have some splits to the joints. Gauffered edges to boards. Armorial bookplate of William Wrightson of Cusworth in Yorkshire. This is a bright, tight, wide-margined, clean copy. Overall, an excellent set. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Citizen of the World

      London - T. Carnan, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Oliver Goldsmith's ironic slant on British society, written as a Chinese man living in London. In 1760 Goldsmith began to publish a series of letters in the Public Ledger under the title The Citizen of the World. Purportedly written by a Chinese traveler in England named Lien Chi, they used this fictional outsider's perspective to comment ironically and at times moralistically on British society and manners. It was inspired by the earlier essay series Persian Letters by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu. Third edition. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards. Externally sound with smart spines, though with some rubbing to the original leather. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink sigantures to title pages. Pageshave some scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA ON THE 5th OF SEPTEMBER 1774. CONTAINING THE BILL OF RIGHTS, A LIST OF GRIEVANCES, OCCASIONAL RESOLVES, THE ASSOCIATION.PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONGRESS.

      New-London: Printed and sold by Timothy Green, 1774. - 16pp. Small folio. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Old horizontal fold. Tanned throughout. Titlepage stained, and with three small holes along the horizontal fold affecting a few letters of text. Very good. Scarce New London printing of one of the most significant documents of the American Revolution, condensing the most important proceedings of the First Continental Congress between Sept. 5 and Oct. 26, 1774. This publishes the Declaration of Rights, passed Oct. 14, by which Congress asserts the colonists' rights as Englishmen and claims they were violated by the Stamp Act; the Townsend Act; the Coercive Acts; and the Quebec Acts. It further asserts their right to peaceably assemble and have their own legislatures. The Declaration is followed by the Association, by which the colonies bound themselves to an agreement regarding non-importation, non-exportation, and non-consumption of British goods, and resolved to reassemble the following May if wrongs had not been redressed. This is followed by two addresses, one to the people of Great Britain and the other to the inhabitants of the colonies, justifying the conduct of the Congress. These actions laid the basis for American resistance and organized rebellion which escalated into open warfare in the spring of 1775. Needless to say, the actions of the Continental Congress were of the greatest interest in the colonies, and these EXTRACTS. were published first in Philadelphia while Congress was still sitting. Printings followed in Albany, Annapolis, Boston, Hartford, Lancaster, New York, Newport, Norwich, and Providence, all in 1774. Timothy Green produced two editions in New London in 1774, the present edition and another one of seventy pages. Both editions have the same text, but the typeface used in this edition is significantly smaller and the size of the pages is larger. HOWES E247. EVANS 13731. NEW LONDON IMPRINTS 994. NAIP w032258. SABIN 15528 (ref).

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        Map of World- Mercator Projection): Il Mappamondo o Sia Descrizione Generle Del Globo Ridoto in Quadro

      Antionio Zatta, Venice 1774 - Near fine, early outline color with small decorative cartouche. The date is from the map plate, but this was published in 'Atlante Novissimo", which came out c. 1779. Zatta was a major Italian cartographer of the time, and his works are increasingly popular with collectors. This scarce copper-plate engraved map has very wide margins, and the image measures 11x16.5 inches. There is a nice 16 point wind rose with 2 labelled meridians (Isola del Fero and Venice- the former runs just west of the western edge of Africa).

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        Regne Mineral.

      S.t., Livourne. 1774 - Gruppo di 39 inc., di cui 3 ripiegate e 10 animate. Le inc. sono corredate da 2 pp. di spiegazioni. Misurano cm. 42 x 29 e 42 x 54. Lievi fioriture. Tarletto ai marg., tranne su 8 inc. in cui lede leggermente le inc. stesse. Sono mancanti le 8 inc. sui vulcani , descritte nelle spiegazioni.

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        Letters Written by the late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: together with several other pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession.

      1774 - 2vols, first edition, Quarto [vii], [2], vii, [1], 568pp; [2], 606pp, 1f errata., half titles., engraved portrait frontispiece; full calf, later reback, spine with gilt bands and dentelles, contrasting labels and gilt title, marbled endpapers, corners bumped,.boards scratched, slight offsetting on title page, frontis and prelims slightly browned, bookplates on upper pastedowns, corners a little bumped, otherwise a fine, clean copy of the elegant, witty and wise iinstruction guide to good conduct in the eighteenth-century . Handsome binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLIV. For the YEAR M.DCCLXXIV [1774]. Part I January-June 1774 and Part II July-December 1774.

      Printed at St. John's Gate, for D. Henry, and sold by F. Newbery, London 1774 - Copperplates (5 of 10 called for in Vol 1, 10 of 11 in Vol 2. Plates present include Head of a New Zealand Chief curiously Tataowed, newly discovered frescoes at Herculaneum, portrait of Louis XV who has died (missing plates are mainly of planned Canals i Two Volumes each containing 6 monthly issues, plus Supplement for the Year 1774 in Vol 2. Contemporary leather-spined marbled boards (spine leather worn bits missing, date & title neatly inked in). Text complete: iv (general titlepage for year & preface) +628pp +[16]pp index. Each monthly issue has a "titlepage" with a view of St. John's Gate. Very clean nice copies internally with paper strong & supple. *Includes detailed description of Lieut Cooke's Voyage round the World, arrival at Terra Australis incognita, favourable account of landing & circum-navigation of New Zealand (Originality of the Arts in that Country which no other People had ever visited - but "the North-American Indian tortures his prisoner; the New Zealander eats him"), American Advices concerning the Reception of the Tea-Ships [Boston Tea-Party], the present critical Stuation of Affairs in North America, Observations on the Antiquity of Stonehenge, Memoirs of the late King of France, Splendid Appearance of Saturn's Ring, Causes of the present Commotions in America, Deliberations of Amer. Congress, the Quebec Bill etc. 2 volumes.

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        Éléments d'algebre. Tome premier ( - seconde). 2 vols.

      Lyon und Paris, Bruyset und Desaint 1774. - 8vo. XVI, 704 pp.; (2) lvs., 664 pp., (2) lvs. Contemporary calf (rubbed [particularly edges, corners, head and foot of spine, head of spine defective, joints a little broken). Sotheran 1247 and 7684. Not in Roller/G. First French edition; very rare. First time at all this work appeared in Russian (in 1768), then in German (in 1771). This French version formed the basis for the first translation into English. Sotheran about Euler's algebra: "The first volume treats of determinate algebra. This contains one of the earliest attempts to place the fundamental processes on a scientific basis. The work also includes the proof of the binomial theorem for an unrestricted index. The second volume treats of indeterminate or Diophantine algebra. This contains of solution of some of the problems proposed by Fermat, which had withero remained unsolved." Title with ownership inscription. Quire Pp (vol. II) bound in twice. Some browning throughout and soiling, in places handwritten marginalia. P. 585 /vol. I with a lateral mounted leaf with annotations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Spiritual Quixote: or, the Summer's Ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose. A Comic Romance. In three volumes

      London - J. Dodsley 1774 - A lovely set of Graves's comic romance tale, a satire of Methodism. Second Edition. With engraved frontispieces to every volume, and a vignette title to volume I. Complete in three volumes. Richard Graves (17151804) was an English minister, poet, and novelist. Graves won fame for his prose. His collections often identify the anonymous author as the editor of his popular first novel, The Spiritual Quixote, or, The Summer's Ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose: a Comic Romance (3 vols. , 1773; German trans. , 1773; Dutch trans. , 17989; ed. C. Tracy, 1967). Strongly influenced by Henry Fielding, this episodic novel views an impressive range of society with gentlemanly amusement. His head turned by reading the religious polemics in his family library, Wildgoose becomes an itinerant preacher, abandoning his estate and worthy mother in the company of the hearty cobbler Jerry Tugwell (Sancho Panza to this spiritual Quixote). His attempts to preach usually lead to farce, satirizing the ignorance and ill breeding that the irrational enthusiast encourages. A blow to the temple from a flung decanter finally precipitates Wildgoose's return to his senses, allowing him to resume his proper station and to woo successfully the beautiful Miss Townsend. Graves especially satirizes George Whitefield. This servitor (not fellow) of Pembroke College, Graves snobbishly insists, did not originate Methodism (Tracy edn, 31); the dignified stranger who opposes Wildgoose's doctrinal extremes is no follower of Wesley but John Wesley himself (ibid. , 326)! In this playful but deeply personal novel, Graves explored and disciplined the enthusiasm he shared with his mad brother. In a substantial inset tale, Mr. Rivers's Story, he described his own enthusiastic courtship. He also portrayed many friends, including the Fitzherbert household and Shenstone at The Leasowes, where Wildgoose drains the famous cascade and overturns the statue of a faun. DNBCondition: In full sprinkled calf bindings. Externally smart andattractive, although all the joints are cracked or starting, with wear to heads and tails of the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout, with just the odd spot or handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jérusalem délivrée. Nouvelle traduction.

      Paris Musier fils 1774 - 2 volumes in-8, VIII-341 pp.; 328-(4) pp., frontispices et gravures H.T. Reliure plein veau époque, dos lisses ornés de dentelles, filets et fleurons; pièces de titre et de tomaison. Plats sertis d'une roulette dorée avec fleurons aux angles.(petits frottis aux coins et coiffes. Par erreur : L'Avis du traducteur et l'Explication des planches, 3 ff., ont été reliés entre le faux-titre et le titre du tome I). Très belle édition illustrée par Gravelot comprenant : 2 frontispices avec le portrait du Tasse et de Gravelot, 2 titres gravés avec vignettes par Drouet, 20 gravures H.T., 20 vignettes en bandeau, 28 culs-de-lampe : 12 grands (5 aux versos des pages et 7 H.T.) 16 petits, le tout gravés par Baquoy, Henriquez, Duclos, Lingée, Massard, Cette édition de 1774 est la reprise de l'édition donnée par le libraire Delalain en 1771. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JERUSALEM DELIVREE, poeme DU TASSE - Tome I et II.

      Musier Fils,, Paris, 1774 - Nouvelle traduction. Torquato Tasso, dit le Tasse, celebre poete italien de la Renaissance, naquit en 1544 a Sorrente & mourut en 1595 a Rome. Il publia de nombreux ouvrages. Il est interessant de noter que ce poeme italien, la Jerusalem delivree (1575) se trouve facilement, alors que son pendant, la Jerusalem conquise (1593; est quasiment introuvable en edition moderne ou ancienne. Il s?agit pour le present volume d?une nouvelle traduction, redigee en 1581, recit de la Premiere Croisade, durant laquelle les chretiens menes par Godefroi de Bouillon reussirent a prendre Jerusalem aux musulmans. 2 vol., 2-VIII-342 pp. + 12 pl. hors-texte, 2-VI-332 pp. + 13 pl. hors-texte. grand in-8°, Reliure d epoque demi-cuir, dos lisse orne, pieces de titre et de tomaison, (manque sur le vol. 2; plats en veau restaures, ornes de filets, avec pages de garde a motif queue de paon, tranches dorees (traces de mouillures).

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        The History of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha being an accurate , complete and most entertaining narrative of the wonderful achievements of that incomparable Hero and Knight Errant . Translated from the original Spanish by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedre

      J.Cooke at Shakespeare Head, Paternoster Row, London 1774 - Two volumes.Large 8vo. Bound in leather with new spine with labels retaining the original boards, these have been reattached using a cloth tape on the inside hinge on both volumes. Vol one: frontis; title page, xii; 390pp, last page note from the translator. Illustrated with 11 copper engraved plates after ‘Wale’ ; Vol 2: title page (not dated) ; iv; 398pp. Illustrated with 9 copper engravings after ‘Wale’. The artist is Samuel Wale and the plates are engraved by Rennoldson (frontis + 14) and Thomas Ryder I (5). Considered by Givanel as the first Romantic illustrated edition (GG148).Collated and complete. Some minor foxing and slight browning as expected of a book of this date.Generally in very good condition. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THEATRE DE CORNEILLE, AVEC DES COMMENTAIRES, ET AUTRES MORCEAUX INTERESSANS.

      - Genève, 1774. 20x26,5 cm. Ouvrage en 8 volumes, orné de 35 gravures en pleines pages par GRAVELOT et LE MIRE ( 5 (dont le frontispice) au tome un, 4 au tome deux, 4 au tome trois, 4 au tome quatre, 4 au tome cinq, 4 au tome six, 6 au tome sept, 4 au tome huit). Magnifique mise en page dans des encadrements torsadés. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau tacheté. Dos à 5 nerfs, ornés de caissons dorés. Titre et tomaison sur pièces de maroquin vert. Encadrements dorés sur les plats. Petits manques aux coiffes des tomes 4, 5, 7, et 8, sinon ensemble en excellent état et de très belle présentation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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