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        Besleria coccinea. Aublet. La Beslere Cramoisie. LII.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1783 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm (8 x 13 inches). Fine condition. These beautiful copper engravings come from "Le Jardin d'Eden, le paradis terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon" in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans le deux Hemispheres. The plants are from the Queen's Garden in the Tuileries.

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        Epidendrum Bouvartia. Nobis. La Bouvart. XXIV.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. Le Jardin d'Eden. 1783. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) Fine condition This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Le Jardin d'Eden, le Paradis Terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans les deux Hemispheres. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany. The plants are from the queens garden in the Tuileries.

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        Couroupita Guianensis. Aublet. Boulet de Canon a cause de la figure et de la grosseur de son fruit. XXVI.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1783 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm (8 x 13 inches). Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's "Le Jardin d'Eden, le paradis terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon" in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans le deux Hemispheres. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany. The plants are from the queens garden in the Tuileries.

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        Lilium Superbum. Linn. Le Martagon De Canada XXXIV.

      Paris. 1783. - Mount size: 495 × 375 mm. Fine condition Copper engraving. Original colour. This outstandingly beautiful copper engraving comes from LE JARDIN D'EDEN, LE PARADIS TERRESTRE renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon OU COLLECTION DES PLANTES LES PLUS RARES, qui se trouvent dans le deux Hemispheres. The plants are from the queens garden in the Tuileries.

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        (The Elephant Fetus of the Brunswick Natural Cabinet). - Beschreibung und Abbildung eines ungebornen Elephanten nebst verschiedenen bisher ungedruckten Nachrichten die Naturgeschichte der Elephanten betreffend.

      Erlangen, Wolfgang Walter, 1783.. Quarto. Contemporary marbled boards with manuscript title lable to front. 16 pp., 1 fold-out engraved plate by I. Nußbiegel after a drawing by Fiorillo. Paper to spine defective (superfacial fraying, not affecting binding), minor browning to pages. Bookplate to inner front board (Dr. J. M. W. Baumann's entomological collection) and recent, neat manuscript ownership inscription to front fly leaf. Some browning to inner front board and to recto of fly leaf. All together a very good copy. First edition, scarce. Published simultaneously in French and in German. Nissen, ZBI 4505. – A rare, but well known treatise on an elephant fetus from Ceylon preserved at the natural cabinet in Brunswick. Although the specimen measured only one foot in lenght and therefore had been considered as being of an early fetal state, the clear ‘elephant shape' of its body caused considerable attention by contemporary natural historians. Conserved in spirits, the specimen was sent to Brunswick by Marcel de Bles, secretary to the Dutch gouvernor in Ceylon and a keen observer of elephant life, in 1780. It is still part of the collection of the local Natural History Museum today, being one of its oldest items. The treatise includes many extracts from letters of de Bles, most of which having been in contrast to major contemporary opinions on the natural history of elephants, but later proving to be correct.

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        An archaeological dictionary; or classical antiquities of the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, alphabetically arranged..

      London: T. Cadell [et al.], 1783. First edition, 8vo, pp. [8], unpaginated lexicon in double column; contemporary full sheep, unlettered spine with gilt fillets; long vertical crack in spine, spine ends chipped level with text block; good and sound. Dedicated to Samuel Johnson who in fact presented a copy of his Lives of the Poets to Wilson, probably in 1783. The second edition of 1793 printed Johnson's 2-page reply written two years before his death, and also reprinted in Boswell's Life: "The esteem and wiseness of kind and good men is one of the last pleasures which I can be content to loose; and gratitude to those from whom this pleasure is received, is a duty of which I hope never to be reproached with the final neglect." Not in Chapman & Hazen nor Courtney & Smith; see Fleeman 88.3L/4.

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        Relation des îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan Pacifique : composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson et de quelques uns de ses officiers ... / traduit de l'anglais de George Keate. ( 2 Bde. compl.).

      8, Fronti., 2 Bl. 280 S., 1 Faltkarte, 6 lithogr. Abb. (teilw. gefaltet) 2 Bl., 272 S., 9 lithogr. Abb. (teilw. gefaltet)., HLdr. d. Zeit, Papier etwas gebräunt teilweise min. fleckig, Faltkarte m. min. Einrissen, 1 Bl in Bd. 2 mit Fehlstelle (ohne Textverlust)gutes Exemplar. Zweite franz. Ausgabe. Pelew-Inseln (Piljuh)-, Paloas, austral. Inselgruppe zwischen den Philippinen und Carolinen, von Malayen bewohnt, die in einer Art von Feudalmonarchie mit Erbadel lebten und sehr kriegerisch waren. Bekannt durch den Schiffbruch des Capitän Wilson 1783, der Libu, den Sohn des Königs Aba Thule, nach London mitbrachte, wo derselbe an den Blattern starb.

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        Les Amusemens de Spa. En deux volumes. . ornee de la Carte du Marquisat de Franchimont, du Plan de Spa & de quatorze Vues, en taille douce.

      Amsterdam, Les Libraires Associés, 1782 - 1783. - 2 Bde. IV, 243, 11 + 340 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. 2. verm., verb. und illustr. Aufl. Mit insges. 16 Tafeln. In franz. Sprache. - Leichte Gbrsp., etw. berieben. - Mit je einem hds. Rückenschild. Der Plan von Spa ist altkoloriert (in der Abbildung als Ausschnitt). Schöne kräftige Kupfer.

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        Amsterdam, ijsgezicht 18de eeuw - Singel.

      WINTER-GEZICHT, op de CINGEL, voor de LUTHERSCHE OUDE KERK te zien tot Amsterdam.Kopergravure naar een tekening van Hermanus Schouten. Los uitgegeven omstreeks 1783. Afm. (prent): 30,5 x 40,8 cm. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd.Voordat de Amsterdamse bierbrouwers overeenstemming hadden bereikt over een te financieren ijsbreker, mislukte het doorijzen voor een schuit met vers water vaak. Sommige gierige Amsterdamse brouwers gebruikten daarom bedorven, uit ijs gesmolten water waar soms nog een hond of kat ingevroren zat, wat de kwaliteit van het bier niet bevorderde.Toen er wel een ijsbreker op de Amstel voer, werd het drinkwater bij aankomst in de stad gekeurd en overgeheveld naar een soort zolderschuiten om het water over de grachten naar de brouwerijen te vervoeren. Hier zien we hoe een door mensen getrokken waterschuit door een vaargeul wordt geloodst, die men bezig is uit te hakken en te zagen. Om een losse ijsplaat met behulp van ijshaken onder de ijsvloer te kunnen duwen, gingen twee mannen op de rand ervan staan, zodat deze aan ??n kant iets zonk.Prijs: ?1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Amsterdam, Haarlemmer poort, winter scene - Fouquet, Schouten, 1783.

      ?GEZICHT VAN DE HAARLEMMER-POORT, OP DE BUITEN-SINGEL TE ZIEN, TE AMSTERDAM??Ets met gravure, gemaakt naar een tekening van Herman Schouten. Afm (prent) ca. 27 x 35 cm. De prent komt uit de Atlas van Pierre Fouquet jr uitgegeven ca. 1783. Met daarin ruim 100 afbeeldingen van de ?wyd-vermaarde koopstad Amsterdam. Alle naar het leeven Getekend.??Kunstverkoper Pierre Fouquet liet van 1760 tot 1783 door bekende Amsterdamse tekenaars de stad in beeld brengen. De prenten kregen een opschrift in het Nederlands en het Frans en werden los of in series verkocht.De Haarlemmerpoort (ontworpen door Hendrick de Keyser, gesloopt en vervangen door de huidige poort in 1837) was in de 17e eeuw het westelijk uitvalpunt van Amsterdam. Bij de poort was een gebied helemaal ingericht voor handel en transport en allerlei bedrijvigheid die daarmee samenhangt, zoals een wagenplein en hoefsmederijen. Je kon er ook met de comfortabele trekschuit over de Haarlemmertrekvaart. Maar ?s winters niet. Op het ijs is het een drukte van belang. Er wordt naar hartelust geschaatst, arresledes, duwsledes, priksledes, kinderen, paartjes, koek-en-zopie, al het mooie van de Kleine IJstijd.Prijs: ?850,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        An archaeological dictionary; or classical antiquities of the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, alphabetically arranged..

      London: T. Cadell [et al.], 1783. First edition, 8vo, pp. [8], unpaginated lexicon in double column; contemporary full sheep, unlettered spine with gilt fillets; long vertical crack in spine, spine ends chipped level with text block; good and sound. Dedicated to Samuel Johnson who in fact presented a copy of his Lives of the Poets to Wilson, probably in 1783. The second edition of 1793 printed Johnson's 2-page reply written two years before his death, and also reprinted in Boswell's Life: "The esteem and wiseness of kind and good men is one of the last pleasures which I can be content to loose; and gratitude to those from whom this pleasure is received, is a duty of which I hope never to be reproached with the final neglect." Not in Chapman & Hazen nor Courtney & Smith; see Fleeman 88.3L/4.

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        Allgemeines und vollständiges Evangelisches Gesang-Buch für die Königl. Preußis. Schlesis. Lande ... Nebst angefügtem Gebeth-Buch, und einer Vorrede von Joh. Fr. Burg. Breslau, Korn, 1783. 8 Bll., 1158 S., 17 Bll.; 144 S., 8 Bll., 112 S., 16 S., 32 S. Mit doppelblattgr. gest. Frontispiz. Privater gefärb. Pgt. d. Zt. mit reicher floraler Goldprägung, den Initialen \'A.R.S.\' auf dem VDeckel sowie gepunztem Goldschnitt.

       1783 Johann Friedrich Burg (1689-1766) war Inspector der breslau\'schen Kirchen und Schulen sowie königlich preußischer Oberkonsistorialrat. Unter Friedrich II. hat er sich \'um den Auf- und Ausbau der evangelischen Kirche Schlesiens unsterbliche Verdienste erworben und nicht mit Unrecht hat man ihn den evangelischen Bischof Schlesiens genannt (ADB III, 588f.).- Das schöne Fronzispiz zeigt Friedrich II. von Preußen und seine Gemahlin Elisabeth Christine sowie eine Ansicht der Stadt Breslau.- Titel in Rot und Schwarz. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The History of the Flagellants: otherwise, of Religious Flagellations among different Nations, and especially among Christians; being a Paraphrase and Commentary on the Historia Flagellantium of the Abbé Boileau, Doctor of the Sorbonne, Canon of the Holy Chapel, &c. By One who is not a Doctor of the Sorbonne. [Jean Louis de Lolme, tranlator]

      London: Printed for G. Robinson, No. 25, Paternoster Row, 1783. Second edition. Engraved vignette on title page, one engraved head-piece, and 2 engraved plates.426 pp. [ 426 misnumbered 226]. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine, black leather spine label. Extremities a bit rubbed, overall a very attractive copy. One joint off. Signed on front pastedown by William Nation. Second edition. Engraved vignette on title page, one engraved head-piece, and 2 engraved plates.426 pp. [ 426 misnumbered 226]. 1 vols. 8vo. The Spiritual History of Whipping. Second edition in English of this adaptation of Abbé Boileau's classic medical, theological and erotic study, HISTORIA FLAGELLANTIUM. first published in 1700. De Lolme's English version was first published in 1777, and again here, with two quite remarkable engraved plates. OCLC: 6611485

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        (Armeni) DISSERTAZIONE POLEMICO - CRITICA SOPRA DUE DUBBI DI COSCIENZA CONCERNENTI GLI ARMENI CATTOLICI SUDDITI DELL' IMPERO OTTOMANO PRESENTATA ALLA SACRA CONGREGAZIONE DI PROPAGANDA.

      DISSERTAZIONE POLEMICO - CRITICA SOPRA DUE DUBBI DI COSCIENZA CONCERNENTI GLI ARMENI CATTOLICI SUDDITI DELL' IMPERO OTTOMANO PRESENTATA ALLA SACRA CONGREGAZIONE DI PROPAGANDA. SERPOS, Giovanni De, marchese (sec. XVIII). Venezia, Carlo Palese, 1783. IN - 4°, PIENA PELLE COEVA. (12), 256 PP. BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE IN CARTA GREVE. L' AUTORE, ARMENO, DENUNCIA LA PERSECUZIONE DEI SUOI CORRELIGIONARI DA PARTE DEI TURCHI. OPERA RARA SCONOSCIUTA ALLO ZENKER (BIBLIOTECA ORIENTALIS), CHE CITA SOLTANTO UNA PUBBLICAZIONE POSTERIORE DELLO STESSO AUTORE.

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        HELMAN - 1783. Tchao-Hoei reçoit dans son Camp sous les Murs... Kien Loung

      ncisione originale su rame di HELMAN, Isidore-Stanislas. 1783. Tchao-Hoei reçoit dans son Camp sous les Murs de Yerechim, les hommages des habitans de la Ville et de la Province et nomme des Officiers pour l' administration de cette partie de la petite Buckarie Iuillet, 1759. Paris chez l' Auteur Graveur de M. le Duc de Chartres, et chez M. Ponce Graveur de M. Comte d' Artois.

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        Beyträge zur nähern Kenntniss des Schweizerlandes.

      Zürich, Fuessly, 1783-1787. ____ Première édition. Publié en 5 fascicules en 5 ans, l'ouvrage est très rare complet. "A 18 ans, Hans Rudolf Schinz (1745-1790) avait déjà parcouru, en grande partie à pieds, le tour de la Confédération. Dans les années 1770-1772 il eut l'occasion de traverser de long en large les bailliages italiens, emportant avec lui des listes de questions, dans l'intention de faire des enquêtes, de récolter des données et des observations minutieuses dans tous les domaines (géographique, géologique, naturaliste, économique, social, politique, religieux, etc.) non pas en tant que spécialiste, comme il le précisait, mais avec l'incontestable mérite de collectionner des données originales, uniques et irremplaçables, qui devinrent ensuite les Beyträge zur näheren Kenntniss des Schweizerlandes." (Museo Onsernonese) Illustré par une grande carte de Lugano et Mendrisio, une grande carte de la Valle Leventina et 5 planches gravées dont une jolie vue de bucherons au travail. Un sixième cahier a été publié en 1791 sous le titre de 'Neue Beyträge...'. L'auteur en était Heinrich von Orell. Exemplaire non relié, tel que sorti de l'imprimerie, conservé dans une boîte.*****. 5 parties in-12. Collation : 750 pp., 5 planches, 2 cartes. En feuilles, tel que paru.

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        Lettre autographe paraphée : « Je vous prie de m'écrire je suis inquiet de votre santé. »

      1783. "Of what I have more and more sacred ever, I will not believe in the lessons of the followers of a god who think themselves allowed to outrage the creature to honor the creator. ""... if men refuse me their justice, there will always be ways for me to do it. She also has eyes - [...], it only takes money to find rogues ... "Autographed letter from the Marquis de Sade addressed to his wife. Four pages on a double sheet, written in a fine and close handwriting.Several underlining of Sade's hand.Address of Madame de Sade in Paris on half the fourth page.Small wetting at the foot of the sheet, not disturbing the reading.An important letter in which the two main themes of Sadian philosophy are exposed: radical anti-clericalism and fantasized violence.Without a date, this letter was written, in September 1783, during the incarceration of Sade at Vincennes, according to Jean-Jacques Pauvert ( Sade living ).Madame de Sade, whose Parisian address appears on the fourth page, is then at the Sainte-Aure convent where she enjoys a relative tranquility suffering from many evils which her husband inquires ( "I beg you, Write I am worried about your health " ). But very soon Sade drifts towards his own pains; "If you took any interest in me, I would say that from four o'clock until midnight these unhappy eyes continue to make me suffer horribly . " Eye suffering is a recurring theme in Sade's biography, as Maurice Levert points out: "Both in Vincennes and in the Bastille, Sade will be followed by the most famous oculists of the time, the Grandjean brothers, whose eldest Henri is Surgeon-oculist of the king, and Demours Son. ( Living Sade , p.337). In spite of the numerous ointments and advice (especially that of practicing knitting!), The Marquis fears more than anything to become blind; It will almost completely lose the use of one eye between January and July 1783.This letter also informs us about the conditions of life of the Marquis and in particular about the authorizations granted to him, in particular that of correspondence with his family. Sade complains of a "rascal who thinks he is greater than Alexander , and deeper than Licurgue (sic)" , which, as can easily be guessed, is none other than the commissioner Le Noir who authorizes the Marquis , Outings, visits and correspondence activities. Again, the sadistic irony that appears here: "Trying to annihilate the interest that a husband takes in his wife is one of the most sublime political that ever existed, there is a spirit of self- An angel, a marvelous conduct, as in great things we recognize great men "We see in this letter the amorous ritual of correspondence which necessarily passes through the reproach of indifference ( "... I beg you if it is in your strength not to write to me, send to the officers of the house a little Word [...] this semi proof of your existence [...] reassure me at least a little " ) mixed with domestic concerns: " you have a pretext, I have provided you expressly for two months, Have a big package packed to get you through. "This is a book (which ...?). Indeed, Sade's other activity, despite his poor view, is to write or rework his works, which he later transmits to his wife, Abbé Amblet or La Jeunesse pour correction. It is precisely this literary exchange: "This packet contains 6 pieces of stomach ... They envelop my last work which I also very much heart to make you pass and for La Jeunesse to put it in the net and to be able That I can not do as long as the old work is still in my hands and I would like to work, I have a plan that is running me in the brain and that it is absolutely necessary to accomplish . We must repair the lost time, I am awakened every day at five in the morning "But it is the diatribes against religion that make all the salt of this letter imprinted with the libertarian spirit of the Marquis. It thus evokes the proselytizing attempts of the prison administration:"It is like that of the chapel whose heads are being slaughtered every day, and in writing, and for not having added faith to the formidable mysteries of the religion of Christ, it will be split every day for six months with a chapel And you will see how it will make him believe that god and bread are the same thing. This is how the anti-papists were converted in the Cevennes. As there is not yet 80 years each must remember how successful it is. The fact of invoking the Camisards here is not insignificant for the Marquis, and we find in the list of works which he demanded from his wife in 1781, the work of Antoine Court, Histoire des troubles des Cévennes, Or the War of the Camisards during the reign of Louis the Great (1760). He will also use an episode of this war for his Juliet (1800), recounting the flogging of the young Cévennes who refused to convert to Catholicism.Even more virulent, the following passage echoes his famous pamphlet, Dialogue between a Priest and a Moribund , written secretly here the year before:"Oh no no, not on what I have more and more sacred ever, I will not believe in the lessons of the followers of a god who think themselves allowed to outrage the creature to honor the creator. Build your unholy chapels; Adore your detestable pagan idols. But as long as you infringe for all this the most sacred laws of nature, remember that you will force me only to hate and despise you. "According to Pauvert, this tirade will undoubtedly contribute to the detention of the Marquis in spite of the visit on December 7, 1783, of Minister Breteuil, who favored the abolition of letters of cachet: "Under a king who grants reforms but does not joke Not when it comes to morality, religion and public order '(Maurice de La Fuye), the minister of his house can not afford to treat too brutally under these legs these three pillars of the society. ". There is no doubt that this true demonstration of the strength of the anti-clerical philosophy, the future spearhead of the revolutionaries, is for the moment still audacious.If the Dialogue inspires this libertarian surge, the last part of the letter announces the advent of a still more radical Sade - the one hundred and twenty days of Sodom - through the fantasized violence of the tortures of which he threatens his mother-in-law:"But patience, if men refuse me their justice, there will always be ways for me to do it. She also has eyes - and I will also have powder , it only takes money to find rogues, she proves it to me and I will use it. "Provenance: archives of the family. s.l. (Vincennes) s.d. (septembre 1783) 11,4x18,1cm 4 pages sur un feuillet remplié

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        Taktischer Versuch über die Bildung einer guten Armee

      Michael Macklot, Carlsruhe, 1783. 16 Blatt/382 S. mit 2 gefalteten Tabellen und 14 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, moderner Halbleder-Einband auf 5 Schmuckbünden mit Lederecken, marmorisiertem Bezugspapier und geprägtem Rückentitel (Widmung auf Vorsatz) - Angebunden: Ueber den Dienst, von einem, ehemals unter der preußischen Armee gestandenen, und jetzt unter den Amerikaner dienenden Offizier. Entworfen noch eh derselbe seinen ersten Dienst verließ. Boston, 1783. 72 S. mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette/(seltene militärische Denkschrift aus dem amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg 1775 - 1783)/weiter angebunden: Abbt Stivers: Taktik oder vorzüglichste Art und Weise das Gebiet einer Lehre zu verbreiten und sich wider Gegner zu vertheidigen. Aus dem Holländischen übersetzt von Gundram von Hogleisen. Heliopolis, 1785. 172 S./Zusammen 3 Bände in einem/sehr gute Erhaltung -

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        Anatomische Erklärung der Original-Figuren von Andreas Vesal, samt einer Anwendung der Winslowischen Zergliederungslehre in sieben Büchern.

      Ingolstadt: Anton Attenkhover, 1783. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Large folio (433 x 276 mm). [16], [6], 328, [4] pp. Includes additional pictorial woodcut title from the first folio, letterpress title dated 1783 with engraved vignette portrait of Leveling by Jungwierth dated 1782, 6-page list of subscribers, 4 pages index bound at end, 2 folding woodcut plates from the epitome (1543), over 200 woodcut text illustrations of which 21 full-page (3 plates with folding-in flaps to protect oversized illustrations). Without blanks 2*2 and 2U2. Contemporary half calf, spine with 6 raised bands sparingly gilt in compartments (considerable wear to extremities, boards scatched, spine and hinges rubbed, spine ends frayed, corners bumped), red-dyed edges. Text and plates with very light browning only and occasional minor spotting, title and dedication leaf with vertical crease, small hole from paper flaw in p.173/174 affecting a single letter on each side, oversize woodcut on p.[192] shaved just a few mm in lower margin. Provenance: Baum (bookplate with dedication dated 1986 to first flyleaf), illegible signatures to first flyleaf and front pastedown dated 1836. A fine, wide-margined copy. ----Cushing, VI.A-15; Choulant-Frank, p.185; Heirs of Hippocrates 1042; Waller 5752. SECOND EDITION, LIMITED TO 1500 COPIES, many of which were sold by subscription. It is the second (and usual) issue of the last edition to use the original woodblocks of the Fabrica and Epitome prior to the Bremer Presse edition of 1934-35. The blocks were destroyed in the bombing of Munich during World War II. Vesalius' acclaimed anatomy book is considered a milestone in anatomic book art. For a long time, authorship of the illustrations was unknown. Today, it is regarded certain that they were made by the Dutchman and student of Titian, Jan Stephan van Calcar. For the purpose of printing, the woodcut stocks were transported from Venice to Basel. As of 1706, they had been in possession of the printer Andreas Maschenbauer in Augsburg. Half a century later the plates went into ownership of the Bavarian physician Johann Anton von Wolter, who intended to supply the illustrations with German text in order to "have a useful anatomy book for Bavarian surgeons, which, illustrated with such exquisite figures, would be a perfect guideline." In order to put this plan into practice, Heinrich Palmaz Leveling, a professor for anatomy at the Bavarian State University in Ingolstadt, was eventually commissioned. Leveling faced the challenge to endorse the more than 200 years old anatomic illustrations with a German text that was supposed to reflect latest anatomic knowledge. He much drew upon the 'Abhandlung von dem Bau und der Zergliederung des menschlichen Leibes' published by the anatomist Jakob Winslow (1669-1760) in 1754. The biggest challenge for Leveling presumably was to employ German terminology exclusively, that is why he added a 'Verzeichnis der gemeinsten, in diesem Werke vorkommenden Kunstwörter' (glossary of terms) in which he translated every Latin term into German. The original woodblocks remained in possession of the Bavarian State University and came via Landshut to Munich, where they were printed 1934 in a bibliophile edition with Latin text for the last time. Ten years later, all woodblocks burned in an air raid over Munich. (Source: Ingolstadt, Medizin-Historisches Museum). Some copies contain either a short list of subscribers issued with the first fascicle or a longer list issued with the last (as here). Very Good.

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        THE COAST OF GUYANA from the Oroonoko to the River of Amazons and The Inland Parts as far as have been Explored

      London: William Faden. Double page map measures (with margins) 66 x 93 cm.. 1783. Hand coloured. Relief shown pictorially; depths by soundings. Includes notes and table of astronomical observations. . Showing the coasts of Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana, with four insets of river mouths, also "the Islands of Barbadoes Tobago &ca from the Observations of Captain Edward Thompson made in the Hyaena in the year 1781 when he Commanded in the rivers Berbice, Essequebo and Demerari, and Governed these Colonies after their conquest from the Dutch, by L. S. De La Rochette MCDCCLXXXIII." A few small closed tears to margins. Very minor foxing overall. Vertical center fold mark evident, as it to be expected, but it is not untoward. In very good condition, presently in shrink wrap on archival-quality board. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
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        Miricountzaren gaineco popoulouiaren faltac, libouro, oficio hartaco eçtirenen arguitzeco (...) - Erreurs populaires de la médecine, ouvrage composé pour l'instruction de ceux qui ne professent pas cette science, avec l'explication des termes de l'art dont on n'a pu se dispenser de se servir.

      Paris, L'auteur, Méquignon, 1783. ____ Première édition de cet ouvrage qui se remarque pour avoir sa première page de titre en basque, "écrit comme on doit le prononcer; les curieux le liront, s'ils veulent." Vinson, Essai d'une bibliographie de la langue basque 124. Petit accroc au bas du dos *****. In-12. [167 x 95 mm] Collation : (4), XXII, (2), 465, (11) pp. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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