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2011-10-30 21:35:51
M. Sigaud la Fond
Paris, Fr. Gueffier, 1777,. GLDr.der Zeit, xii, [1], 677 S. [3]; [3], 565 S.; [3]. 556 S., [1], 29 S.; [3], 632 S., 8° mit 2 Rückenschildern u. ursprünglichem gemustertem Vorsatzpapier; roter Schnitt. Einband gering berieben u. abgegriffen; Kanten u. Ecken wenig beschabt. Mehrfach gestempeklt auf Titel, Besitzersingaturen mit Zeichen-, Blei- u. Buntstift. Stellenweise gestempelt auch recto auf Tafeln. Auch stellenweise mit handschriftlichen Anmerkung (mit Zeichenstift) versehen. Seiten leicht altersgebräunt. Ansonst sehr gut erhaltene Exemplare. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.
Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská
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2011-10-29 16:52:40
Vattel, Emer de
Neuchatel, de l'imprimerie de la Société Typographique 1777 - Two parts in one volume in 4to; pp. (4), XX, 300; pp. (4), 230, (2); contemporary half calf over marbled boards, corners strengthened, spine gilt with two red gilt lettering-pieces, re-backed using the old spine strip, corners a bit bumped, edges dust soiled, inside clean and crisp, a good copy. A new and enlarged edition (first published 1758) of one of the most influential treatises on international law. This work by the Swiss philosopher, jurist and diplomat Vattel was founded partly on the writings of Grotius, Pufendorf and Cr. Wolff. It was especially important to the Americans because it supplied a justification for a liberal revolution against the British. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher
2011-10-24 17:33:28
Agricola [Anderson, James]
Edinburgh and London: Charles Elliot and Thomas Cadwell, 1777. Edinburgh and London: Charles Elliot and Thomas Cadwell. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed and bumped. 1777. First Edition. Leather cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 230pp. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by the author James Anderson on half title. .
Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd [Alnwick, NORTH, United Kingdom]
2011-10-18 15:09:34
Saint-Vast Louis Olivier de
Malassis Le Jeune. Quatre volumes in-12°, relié, plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs peu saillants, pièces de titre et de tomaison, caissons ornés, tranches rouges, tome I : XVJ pp. + 448 pp. + 40 pp. "coutumes générales du Pays et Duché d'Anjou" + 15 pp. (1777), tome II : 546 pp. + 41-63 pp. "coutumes générales du Pays et Duché d'Anjou" + 15 pp. (1778), tome III : 511 pp. + 16 pp. + 65-91 pp. "coutumes générales du Pays et Duché d'Anjou" (1778), tome IV : 508 pp. + 12 pp. + 93-119 pp. "coutumes générales du Pays et Duché d'Anjou" (1779) ; reliures légèrement frottées par endroit, quelques épidermures, manque la coiffe supérieure des tomes II et IV, manque la coiffe inférieure du tome I, très petits trous de vers, intérieur frais avec de très rares rousseurs, par ailleurs bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Abraxas-libris [Bécherel, France]
2011-10-07 10:23:00
Imp. Pedro Marín. Madrid, 1777 - . 30,5 cm. 6 h. (edición sin paginar, sign. [ ]1, A5). Portada con escudo xilográfico. Enc. en cartoné reciente. Se advierte marca de antiguo pliegue. * Cédula (1777-02-20) que prohíbe ciertos espectáculos en las procesiones, los bailes en las iglesias, así como en sus atrios y cementerios, y el trabajar en los días festivos en que no está dispensado poderlo hacer. CCPB 238557-0. moral católica, semana santa, procesiones, siglo XVIII, FIESTAS [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré
2011-10-06 07:32:06
DELISLE de SALES (J. B. ISOARD, dit)].-
- Londres, 1777, 6 volumes in 8°, reliés plein veau du temps, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées ; rares rousseurs, petite mouillure marginale à deux volumes, petit défaut à la première garde du tome 1 ; trois coiffes frottées, coins émoussés. Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage de J. B. Isoard, dit Delisle de Sales, illustré de 6 titres gravés, un frontispice et de 12 planches hors-texte gravées, en très bon tirage. L'auteur, ami des philosophes, fut un polygraphe français qui composa plus de cent ouvrages, où il étala une abondante érudition. Sa "Philosophie de la Nature" eut un succès considérable. (Barbier, III, 876) PHOTOS sur DEMANDE.
Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Le Bouquiniste
2011-09-28 21:01:08
Lavater - (Runge, Konrad Heinrich).
Bremen, Johann Heinrich Cramer, 1777. Kl.-8°. LX S., 2 Bl., 192 S. Pp. der Zeit. 2. Teil (von 2). Von 1775-1777 erschien von Runge, der dem Wunderglauben Lavaters die Gedanken der Aufklärung entgegensetzte, eine 3bändige Ausgabe "Des Herrn Diaconus [Johann Caspar] Lavaters eigentliche Meynung von den Gaben des Heiligen Geistes, der Kraft des Glaubens und des Gebets ...", davon mit eigenständigem Titel in 2 Teilen (vorhanden der 2. Teil) die "Prüfung und Beantwortung der Lavaterschen Meynung. - (Einband etwas fleckig. Hinterer Vorsatz und letzte 5 Bl. mit leichtem Wasserrand).
Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat [Zürich, ZH, Switzerland]
2011-09-22 16:25:04
Whately, Thomas
T. Payne and Son, London, 1777. 8vo. Pp, (vi), 257. Recently rebound in soft leather without title lettering. A sound binding but inappropriate in style. Internally very clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd. [Inverness, United Kingdom]
2011-09-21 21:25:16
MACLAINE (Archibald)
London: Printed for Charles Bathurst 1777 - FIRST EDITION. 12mo, pp. [vi], 274, contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments to a floral motif, red leather label; spine a little rubbed, but a very good copy. Maclaine (1722 - 1804) was born in Ireland and studied with Francis Hutcheson and William Leechman at the University of Glasgow. He became a Presbyterian minister in 1747, and in 1752 became the sole minister of the Scots Presbyterian church in The Hague. He was, as one might expect a student of Hutcheson to be, familiar with contemporary philosophy as well as other intellectual activities. He published this work just a few months after Gibbon published the first volume of his Decline and Fall, and he mentions Gibbon briefly in this work. ESTC N22995 locates copies in Cambridge, St Patrick's College Library, Maynooth; McMaster University Mills Memorial Library, Union Theological Seminary, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB
2011-09-20 13:14:04
G.B. Piranesi
1777. John Wilton-Ely plate 861Watermark is indistinguishable due to the heavy ink.This plate is from the series "Diverse Maniere d'adornare I cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall' architettura Egizia?" (John Wilton-Ely)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2011-09-20 13:14:04
G.B. Piranesi
1777. John Wilton-Ely plate 857Watermark is indistinguishable due to the heavy ink.This plate is from the series "Diverse Maniere d'adornare I cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall' architettura Egizia?" (John Wilton-Ely)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2011-09-12 11:31:31
[DEFOE, Daniel] |
1777. Scarce RobinsonadeOnly Five Institutional Copies No Auction Records[DEFOE, Daniel]. The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner; Who Lived Eight and Twenty years in an uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, lying near the Mouth of the great River of Oroonoque: Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men were drowned but himself: As also a Relation how he was wonderfully delivered by Pyrates. The whole Three Volumes faithfully abridged. The Seventh Edition. London: Printed for S. Crowder, in Pater-noster-Row; J. Sewell, in Cornhill; W. Johnston, in Ludgate-Street; and B. Law, in Avemary-Lane, 1777. Seventh edition. Large twelvemo in sixes (6 9/16 x 3 3/4 in; 166 x 95 mm). 336 pp ( 2, B3-B6, B-P6, P-Z6, Aa-Dd6 (second gathering P mis-signed). Contemporary full sheep. Covers with decorative blind-tooled borders. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked to style. Spine with with red morocco gilt lettering label. Otherwise a completely untouched, internally clean copy with just some minor marginal wear to one small area on the fore edge of the last few leaves. An excellent copy of a scarce edition of this immortal classic.Rare abridged edition of the classic, with only five institutional copies worldwide and no auction records within the last thirty-five years. To all appearances, a later edition of the Midwinter abridgment of 1722 (sharing the exact wording of the title but lacking the woodcuts and separate title pages, etc), itself a spurious edition, executed not by Defoe but by Thomas Gent, printer in York, who wrote … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.
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2011-09-11 22:22:15
Rowe, Elizabeth Singer (1674-1737)
Edinburgh; Printed For Alexander Donaldson, 1777. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 336 pages; Subjects: Immortality--Literary collections - Early works to 1800. References: Evans 24760. [Foundations of the novel]. 1 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd. [Galway, Ireland]
2011-09-02 10:08:20
Voltaire (1694-1778)
Geneve; 1777. Full contemporary tree calf, very good. Spine elaborately gilt tooled with a red, gilt-blocked Morocco label. Minor rubbing to the spine bands and panel extremities as with age. An uncommonly well-preserved example; scans etc. On request. ; 210 pages; Copper-engraved pictorial head & tailpieces; publisher's device to the title. Language: French. Physical desc. : cm.13. Table [contents] to the rear. 1 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: MW Books Ltd. [Galway, Ireland]
2011-09-02 07:50:26
LORRY (Anne-Charles)]
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [paris, France]
2011-08-18 14:07:09
Oldendorp, Christian George Andreas:
Barby, Switzerland. 1777. - Two volumes bound in one. [16],444,[4],[4],447- 1068,[46]pp. plus three folding maps, four folding plates, and a folding chart. Thick octavo. Modern calf, gilt spine. Hinges cracked, front board separating. Internally pristine. Very good plus. Oldendorp was a minister in the Moravian Church in Europe who was sent to the Danish West Indies to collect data for a history of the mission there. Over a period of seventeen months on St. Croix, he compiled a vast amount of information about local customs through his extensive interviewing of resident Blacks from thirty different tribes. In addition, Oldendorp made notes relating to the natural resources of the island. The second part of the book contains the history of the mission. "With the help of an editor, Johann Jacob Bossart, who arranged the copious materials in a meaningful way, Oldendorp's German- language report became a cornerstone of eighteenth- century West Indian scholarship. Two hundred years later, two American scholars translated Oldendorp's work into English as A CARIBBEAN MISSION. Interest in the book has never waned" - Robert Graff. The lovely engraved views are among the first made of these islands, showing the missions on St. Thomas and St. John, and two views on St. Croix. Not in the Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, and in few American collections. SABIN 57152. Robert Graff, "An Island of Immigrants" in GAZETTE OF THE GROLIER CLUB No. 40/41, pp.37-38. BELL O70.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
2011-08-16 23:16:23
Oldendorp, Christian George Andreas:
Barby, Switzerland. 1777.. Two volumes bound in one. [16],444,[4],[4],447-1068,[46]pp. plus three folding maps, four folding plates, and a folding chart. Thick octavo. Modern calf, gilt spine. About fine. Oldendorp was a minister in the Moravian Church in Europe who was sent to the Danish West Indies to collect data for a history of the mission there. Over a period of seventeen months on St. Croix, he compiled a vast amount of information about local customs through his extensive interviewing of resident Blacks from thirty different tribes. In addition, Oldendorp made notes relating to the natural resources of the island. The second part of the book contains the history of the mission. "With the help of an editor, Johann Jacob Bossart, who arranged the copious materials in a meaningful way, Oldendorp's German-language report became a cornerstone of eighteenth- century West Indian scholarship. Two hundred years later, two American scholars translated Oldendorp's work into English as A CARIBBEAN MISSION. Interest in the book has never waned" - Robert Graff. The lovely engraved views are among the first made of these islands, showing the missions on St. Thomas and St. John, and two views on St. Croix. Not in the Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, and in few American collections. SABIN 57152. Robert Graff, "An Island of Immigrants" in GAZETTE OF THE GROLIER CLUB No. 40/41, pp.37- 38. BELL O70.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2011-07-22 14:37:32
G.B. Piranesi
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2011-07-22 14:37:32
G.B. Piranesi
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2011-07-19 10:17:47
[Theology / Spirituality /Mysticism] Schram, Dominikus [also Schramm, Dominic 1722 - 1797]
Augusta Vindelicorum: Matthaei Rieger, 1777. An early edition, first published in 1774. Period plain blue paper wrappers. Modest wear. Bit of curling to frist few leaves' corners. Small oval private library sticker to Vol I front wrapper. Withal, a VG, obviously unread, set.. 2 volumes (xl, 668, [2]; xxxii, 605, [3] pp). Printed glosses. Eratta concludes each volume. Text block untrimmed & unopened. T.p. printer's device. Head- tailpieces. 8vo. 8" x 5"
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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2011-07-19 10:17:47
Theology / Spirituality /Mysticism]. Schram, Dominikus [also Schramm, Dominic. 1722 - 1797]
Matthaei Rieger, Augusta Vindelicorum, 1777. 2 volumes (xl, 668, [2]; xxxii, 605, [3] pp). Printed glosses. Eratta concludes each volume. Text block untrimmed & unopened. T.p. printer's device. Head- tailpieces. 8vo. 8" x 5" Modest wear. Bit of curling to frist few leaves' corners. Small oval private library sticker to Vol I front wrapper. Withal, a VG, obviously unread, set. Period plain blue paper wrappers An early edition, first published in 1774. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
2011-07-06 16:46:10
Frances Brooke
J. Dodsley, 1777. Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good Condition; Dustjacket: No Dust Jacket. Frances Brooke The History of Emily Montague Vol 1 Second Edition Hardcover (Full Leather) J. Dodsley, 1777 Good Condition Book Publishing Details Author:Frances Brooke Full title:The History of Emily Montague Vol 1Publisher:J. Dodsley, 1777Edition:Second EditionBinding:Hardcover (Full Leather)ISBN:No ISBNSize:Octavo (standard book size)Book ID:22383 Comments & Item Features Second Edition. Category: Antiquarian & Rare, Fiction. Era: 18th century. Language: English. ISBN: No ISBN. See our other similar listings in our eBay store: Mr Pickwick's eBay Store Book Condition Report Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket: No Dust Jacket. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Front Board is loose but fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Edges badly foxed and browned. Covers are edge worn, but otherwise in sound condition. Size of Item & Shipped Weight Size: Octavo (standard book size). Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. All our sold items are shipped in stout board packing cartons, designed to exact fit the item shape, and we guarantee no damage in transit. Firm Shipping Costs This Item ($AU):$9.95for Australia Standard$14.95for Australia Express$19.95for Asia/NZ$15.95for USA/Canada$24.95for Europe$32.95for Elsewhere Warranty & Guarantee All items fully warrantied and guaranteed by Mr Pickwick as per the description in this listing. Any item which is not in the condition noted i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mr Pickwicks Books and Antiques (mr-pickwick) [Katoomba, NSW, AU]
2011-07-02 15:54:22
HARDY DE LEVARE René [Avocat en la Cour, Conseiller du Roi, & de Monsieur, Frère de Sa Majesté, Receveur des Tailles & Impositions de la Ville de Laval].
De l'Imprimerie de Chardon, Rue Galante, à Paris.1777. Plein parchemin, pièce de titre en chagrin, reliure récente de J.-M. Gourdelier, relieur à Laval, petit in 4, 25x18, quelques trous de vers marginaux, de toute rareté et en état impeccable.Titre [ 1 feuillet recto ] + 306 pages. Né le 27 Septembre 1738, René Hardy de Lévaré [ fils du Premier Maire Electif de Laval, à qui on doit la Place Hardy de Lévaré à Laval ], exerça d'abord comme avocat à Paris, puis épousa le 17 Novembre 1766 Marie-Anne Guédé du Bourgneuf née le 27 Juillet 1748. Pour répondre à l'accusation portée contre lui d'avoir capté la succession du jeune Coutard de Souvré, il fit imprimer un mémoire ou plutôt un panégyrique de sa famille contenant son plaidoyer personnel. L'Abbé Angot mentionne en avoir vu un exemplaire dans la bibliothèque de M. Hoinard, avocat; et un autre chez M. de la Perraudière, à Astillé. Cet ouvrage contient la généalogie de la Famille Hardy depuis son établissement en la Ville de Laval au Maine, et la généalogie Coustard. [ Abbé Angot - Dictionnaire Historique, Topographique et Biographique de la Mayenne, tome 2 pages 403 et 404, supplément par l'Abbé Gaugain, tome 4 pages 454 à 456 ]. [Attributes: Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Bookinerie [LAVAL, France]
2011-06-22 11:55:54
G.B. Piranesi
1777. The watermark that appears is number 59 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1169 and is dated between the 1770s to 1790'sThis plate is the from the series "Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne. . .)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2011-06-13 14:53:54
ZATTA, Antonio
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2011-05-19 18:39:07
WARTON, THOMAS, THE YOUNGER.
London: Printed for T. Becket, 1777. 8vo, modern marbled boards and printed paper label. ¶ The first collection of poetry by Thomas Warton (1728-1790), who at the time this was published was also in the midst of writing his monumental work The History of English Poetry (1774-81). Despite the implication of the title "A New Edition," there was no prior edition. Some light foxing; very good copy.
Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop
2011-04-23 18:40:12
PREVOST D'EXILES, ANTOINE-FRANCOIS (BOIS, J.P.J. DU, ed.),
Amsterdam, Van Harrevelt & Changuion, 1777. - Nouvelle édition. 4to. (IV)+477 (+1) pp. Complete with 8 maps (incl. 7 fold.) & 9 plts. (all engr.). Hardcover. Late 19th-century half calf with 2 gilt-lettered title labels on spine, marbled boards & endpapers. VG. (Occas. light waterst. in top margin). * Incl. the French in Hispaniola or Santo Domingo, Saint Christopher, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Grenada & Grenadins, Sainte Lucie; the English in Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis, Barbuda, Anguilla, Bermuda (Summer Islands), St. Lucia; with supplement on St.Thomas, Virgin Islands, the Dutch in St. Martin, Saba & St. Eustatius, St.Croix, St. Vincent, etc. Maps of Hispaniola (Saint Domingue), St. Christopher, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Grenada, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Barbados. - Sabin 65404: Mainly a reprint of the Paris edition, but with many corrections and additions, especially in the later volumes. The maps and plates were finely engraved by J. van der Schley. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat
2011-04-18 23:29:28
SAVAGE (Richard)
London: Printed for T. Evans, 1777. 2 volumes. Large 8vo, pp. [vi], cxvi, 185 [186 - 187 Epilogue, 188 blank]; [iv], 279 [280 blank, 281 contents, 282 blank], engraved vignette on each title-page, contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked with old spines richly gilt, red morocco labels laid down; text a little browned throughout, spines darkened with some loss of gilt. Johnson's life of Savage was first published in 1744, and the collection of his works, which the publisher, Evans, edited, with the life in 1775. This is actually the second edition of Savage's works, and the quoted material in the life has been extensively cut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB [LONDON, United Kingdom]
2011-04-11 14:12:19
DES BARRES, J. F. W. (1721-1824)
[London]: Des Barres, 1777. A magnificent 1777 map of the sites of the Revolutionary War battles in and around New York City Des Barres' "Sketch" depicts the entire field of action for the latter half of 1776 in the battle for control of New York City and the Hudson River. The map, extending from Sandy Hook to Haverstraw, and Jamaica Bay to the western New Jersey establishes in detail the geographical setting for the war as it took place in this region, showing troop positions and strengths, fortifications and battle sites, as well as carefully delineated topographical details, roads, towns, even houses; shoals, banks, soundings in the bay and on the rivers; warships up and down the East River and Hudson. The sites of various embarkations and one of the first American Naval battles: the fire-ship attack on the Phoenix and the Rose are shown. The map also includes an inset of References, which is an index of all the major events from the initial invasion up to and including the battle at Fort Washington. After being forced to evacuate Boston, General Howe brought his army down to Staten Island for an assault on Brooklyn and New York. Howe and his brother, Admiral Richard Howe, built an armada, the largest British invading force in history to that point in time. The Continental Congress had determined that Washington should defend New York, despite the fact that he was outnumbered and his troops inexperienced. It is very much to Washington's credit that though he lost this sequence of battles, he did not lose the war. With the exception of the mistaken defense of Fort … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2011-04-07 04:40:56
QUINCY, Marqués de
Aumentado con un tratado de Minas, y Tablas para las provisiones de las Plazas de Guerra. Por el Mariscal Vauvan. Traducido por Raymundo Ortiz de Zarate. Madrid, Imprenta de Pedro Marin, 1777, 2 láminas y 13 estados plegados (rasgado en uno de ellos). Encuadernado en plena piel de época con nervios, hierros en lomera. (36527).
Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas [Madrid, Spain]
2011-04-04 03:00:20
G.B. Piranesi
1777. John Wilton-Ely plate 49 [748]The watermark is indistinguishable due to the heavy inkthis plate is from the series "Lettere di Giustifiacazione" and "Opere Varie"Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2011-04-03 15:49:06
RODRÍGUEZ CAMPOMANES, Pedro.
Madrid: Imprenta de Don Antonio de Sancha, 1775-1777. 8vo. I: 12 hh, 475 pp. II: LII pp, 2 hh, 500 pp, 1 h. III: CCLXVI pp, 3 hh, 272 pp. IV: CCLXX pp, 2 hh, 306 pp, 1 h. V: XCII pp, 2 hh, 431 pp. Encuadernación pasta española de época. Lomos cuajado. Rozaduras y algunas faltas. Cortes jaspeados. Obra importantísima de economía. El apéndice primero comprende la reimpresión de las rarísimas obras de Don Miguel Álvarez Osorio Redín: "Extensión política y económica", "El Zelador General para el bien común de todos", "Discurso universal de las causas que ofenden la Monarquía" y el "Epítome de los Discursos" de Francisco Martínez de la Mata. Todo esto con notas y advertencias de Campomanes. El apéndice segundo contiene un discurso sobre mejorar las fábricas antiguas. La parte tercera, Legislación gremial de los artesanos y el apéndice cuarto contiene los ocho discursos de Francisco Martínez de la Mata y uno nuevo sobre el Comercio Nacional. Palau 273684, 273685, 273686, 273687, 273688.
Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro [SEVILLA, SE, Spain]
2011-03-30 04:54:53
ADAM, After Robert (1728-1792) and James ADAM (d.1794)
London 1777 - An elegant engraving depicting two chimneys in Lord Derby's celebrated house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform fac … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
2011-03-30 04:54:53
ADAM, After Robert (1728-1792) and James ADAM (d.1794)
London 1777 - An elegant engraving depicting the beautiful ceiling designs in the countess of Derby's dressing room in her celebrated house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the b … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
2011-03-30 04:54:53
ADAM, After Robert (1728-1792) and James ADAM (d.1794)
London 1777 - An elegant engraving depicting a collection of ornate furniture in the Earl of Derby's celebrated house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
2011-03-30 01:53:21
ZATTA ANTONIO
1777. Coppia di incisioni in rame di mm 325x415, colorate a mano d'epoca, tratte da "Atlante novissimo". Buono stato di conservazione con restauro integrativo all'angolo inferiore destro. Qualche leggera traccia di umidità.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s. [Italy]
2011-03-28 08:50:36
Houttuyn, Martinus (Maarten Willem) und Carl von Linné
Amsterdam: F. Houttuyn Erven, 1777 - 1779. 20,5 x 13 cm, zeitgenössische (Kalb) Halblederbände auf fünf echten Bünden, goldgeprägte Rückentitel auf roten, und Bandzählung auf grünen Rückenschildern, Felder mittig goldgeprägtem Blumenschmuck, darüber und darunter mit wellenförmigem Rankschmuckwerk versehen, Deckel mit braunem schwarzgesprenkelten Kleisterpapier bezogen, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Hier vorhanden der zweite Teil (Botanik / Pflanzenwelt) von Band 7 - Band 14 (Schlußband des 2. Teils). Umfasst die Abteilungen Kräuter Band VII - Bd. XI, Zwiebelpflanzen und -gewächse Band XII, Gräser und Geteide Band XIII, Kryptogamen (Moose, Farne, Algen und Pilze) Band XIV. Acht Bände mit zusammen 68 gefaltete Kupfertafeln von G. Philips. (Ohne den die Tierwelt behandelnden 18 Bände umfassenden ersten Teil, und die ersten sechs Bände des zweiten Teils, 1. Abt. Palmen (Bd. 1), 2. Abt. Bäume (Bde. 2 - 3) und 3. Abt. Sträucher / Stauden (Bde. 4 - 6) sowie den dritten Teil, "Mineralreich" : Versteinerungen, Fossilien, Gesteine und Mineralien in fünf Bänden.) Maarten Willem Houttuyn (* 1720 in Hoorn; † 2. Mai 1798 in Amsterdam) war ein niederländischer Arzt und Naturkundler. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet „Houtt.". Er studierte in Leiden Medizin. Im Jahre 1753 siedelte er nach Amsterdam um, wo er ein Verlagshaus errichtete.1773 veröffentlichte er sein 37-bändiges Werk Natuurlijke Historie of uitvoerige Beschryving der Dieren, Planten en Mineraalen, volgens het Samenstel van der Heer Linnaeus. Das Werk stellt eine Übersetzung und Erweiterung von Carl von Linnés System … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat [Berlin, Germany]
2011-03-28 02:46:36
JUVENALIS, Decimus Junius.
Bln., u. Lpz., Decker 1777. Gest. Tit. mit Vign., 1 Bl., 591 S. Pbd. d. Zt. Mit Rückensch. Stellenw. etw. gebräunt. Graesse III, 524; Holzm.-Boh. II, 11614 - Latein.-deutsche Parallelausgabe. Übers. v. Friedrich Gotthard Findeisen. Gest. Titel von D. Berger Versand D: 5,00 EUR Literatur, Altphilologie
Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag [Wien, Austria]
2011-03-27 04:46:50
AA.VV.
Milocco., Venezia, 1777. 6 voll., in 8°, p. perg., ogni vol. è composto da pp. 423. L'opera è inoltre arricchita da 12 inc. (1 a doppia pag.) fuori testo e 2 inc., più piccole, nel testo. Front. fig. da pregevole inc.
Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone [Roma, RM, Italy]
2011-03-25 14:48:51
Priestley, Joseph
London: J. Johnson (1777)(). Privately Printed By ARC. From Disquisitions relating to matter and spirit, To which is added the history of the philosophical doctrine concerning the origin of the soul, and the nature of matter; with its influence on Christianity, especially with respect to the doctrine of the pre-ex. Limited to 85 numbered copies, this being NO. 36.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Card Covers
Bookseller: VENTURA PACIFIC LTD Out of Print Books [Ventura, CA, U.S.A.]
2011-03-25 05:53:15
[Caraccioli, Louis Antoine de] / Clemens XIV., Papst.
1777. 4 Teile in 3 Bdn. (4), XXVIII, 460 SS. XI, (1), 433, (3) SS. XLII, 311, (1), VIII, 401, (7) SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz. Lederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Lesebändchen. Rote Marmorvorsätze. 8vo. Zweite Ausgabe im Jahr der Erstausgabe. Dem Papst Clemens XIV. (1705-74) zugeschriebene Briefe, anonym herausgegeben (wahrscheinlicher jedoch verfaßt) von Louis Antoine de Caraccioli (1721-1803). "Longtemps une mystification non-seulement pour la France, mais pour l'Europe entière, respire und douce philosophie et enseigne une morale pure: ces lettres, dont il fut l'auteur, sont écrites avec beaucoup de goût" (Hoefer VIII, 653). Die französische stellt die Originalausgabe dar; erst 1778 sollte die italienische Ausgabe folgen. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des österreichischen Feuilletonisten und Philosophen Fritz Mauthner (1849-1923) mit seinem Exlibris am Vorsatz. Mauthner "arbeitete an einer radikal-skeptischen nominalistischen Sprachkritik, die 1901/02 unter dem Titel Beiträge zu einer "Kritik der Sprache" in drei Bänden erschien und auf die Sprachskepsis der Jahrhundertwendeliteratur großen Einfluß hatte, etwa bei Hugo von Hofmannsthal, mit dem Mauthner korrespondierte" (DBE). - Einbände leicht berieben; insgesamt hübsches Exemplar aus der Sammlung des Kirchenhistorikers Alfred Raddatz (1928-2006), Professor für Kirchengeschichte, christliche Archäologie und kirchliche Kunst an der evangelisch-theologischen Fakultät der Universität Wien. Quérard II, 48. Melzi (Anonime e pseudonime) I, 214.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [AT]
2011-03-20 05:46:46
Cameron, Ewen. James MacPherson, Ossian.
Robson. Law. Dilley., London, 1777. 418pp. No boards but still well bound together. Apart from some ageing interior in nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. Weighs 1.2kg. Picture of this book available. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Tony Hutchinson [Seale, United Kingdom]
2011-03-18 10:54:02
LE BLOND, Guillaume
Madrid. Por D. Joaquín Ibarra. 1777. 8º, 2h-xxxvipp-364pp-3h-18 láminas aparte plegadas. Finos grabados calcográficos al cobre. Piel española de época, tejuelo, hierros en seco en lomera, contracubierta con algunas imperfecciones y marcas. Se trata de un buen ejemplar y en general muy limpio de este clásico de estrategia de guerra. No en BGE. CCPB000138340-X. Palau. 133812.
Bookseller: MIMO Libros [JAÉN, JAÉN, Spain]
2011-03-15 01:52:30
DOCUMENTO MANUSCRITO. SIGLO XVIII. CARLOS III. FIRMA DEL REY
Sin editorial 1777. Soft cover Dado en San Ildefonso a veinte y uno de septiembre de 1777.- Dos hojas de papel verjurado, escrita sólo la primera por ambas caras; In Folio (30 x 21 cm.).* ----------AVISO CORONAVIRUS: ADEMAS DE LOS PROTOCOLOS DE SEGURIDAD LLEVADOS A CABO POR LAS EMPRESAS DE TRANSPORTE, ESTAMOS VAPORIZANDO TODOS NUESTROS LIBROS CON UNA SOLUCION DE AGUA Y LEJIA ANTES DE EMPAQUETARLOS / CORONAVIRUS NOTICE: IN ADDITION TO THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS CARRIED OUT BY THE TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES, WE ARE VAPORIZING ALL OUR BOOKS WITH A SOLUTION OF WATER AND BLEACH BEFORE PACKING THEM---------- Ligeramente desgastados los bordes. SIGLO XVIII ESPAÑOL Libro en español
Bookseller: Libreria Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB [Spain]
2011-03-13 22:32:18
ADAM, After Robert (1728-1792) and James ADAM (d.1794)
[London] 1777 - Copper engraving. Engraved by Roe. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving of the elaborate ceiling in the dining room of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn's celebrated house in St. James's Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of e … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
2011-03-13 22:32:18
ADAM, After Robert (1728-1792) and James ADAM (d.1794)
London 1777 - An elegant engraving of the elaborate ceiling in the music room of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn's celebrated house in St. James' Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers origin … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
2011-03-13 22:32:18
ADAM, After Robert (1728-1792) and James ADAM (d.1794)
London 1777 - An elegant engraving of a large organ in the music room at Sir Watkin Williams Wynn's celebrated house in St. James' Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
2011-03-13 22:32:18
ADAM, After Robert (1728-1792) and James ADAM (d.1794)
London, 1777. Copper engraving with lovely early colour. Engraved by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving depicting the beautiful ceiling designs in the countess of Derby's dressing room in her celebrated house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and esta … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2011-03-13 22:32:18
ADAM, After Robert (1728-1792) and James ADAM (d.1794)
London, 1777. Copper engraving with lovely early colour. Engraved by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving depicting a collection of ornate furniture in the Earl of Derby's celebrated house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2011-03-13 22:32:18
ADAM, After Robert (1728-1792) and James ADAM (d.1794)
London, 1777. Copper engraving. Engraved by Dom. Gunego. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving of a large organ in the music room at Sir Watkin Williams Wynn's celebrated house in St. James' Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classici … [Click Below for Full Description]
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