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        Il Pentateuco o sia i cinque libri di Mose secondo la Volgata & Nuovo Testamento del Signor Nostro Gesu' Cristo: secundo la Volgata tradotto in lingua Italiana, e di annotazioni arricchito (COMPLETE in 23 volumes)

      Stamperia Simoniana Napoli (Naples) Stamperia Simoniana 1772; 1783-1785g 1) Old Testament: Il Pentateuco o sia i cinque libri di Mose secondo la volgata tradotti in lingua Italiana, e con annotazioni illustrati. Seconda edizione Napoletana giusta I'esemplare di Torino. 17 volumes. Napoli. 1783-1785. Nella Stamperia Simoniana. Con licenza de Superiori. Second edition. B/w fold-out map in Vol. III. 2" x 2" inch stain on front and back board of Vol. XI. Bottom right corner on front board of Vol. XII repaired. Name index, pages 235-352 in Vol. VII. Naples edition of Antonio Martini's version, originally published in Turin in 1769. First authorized translation of the Vulgate Latin Bible into Italian. 2) New Testament: Nuovo Testamento del Signor Nostro Gesu' Cristo: secundo la Volgata tradotto in lingua Italiana, e di annotazioni arricchito . Prima edizione Napoletana giusta I'esemplare di Torino. 6 volumes. Napoli. 1772. Nella Stamperia Simoniana. Con licenza de Superiori. First edition. Also contain approbations and permissions to print, indexes, tables giving variants of the Latin and the Greek. 8vo. All volumes bound in half-leather over cream paper-covered boards with gold decoration and gold lettering on spine. Ribbon markers. Title-page vignette. Age wear, scuffing and some staining on bindings. Boards on some volumes bowed. Sporadic foxing and rippling throughout. Text in Italian and Latin -the former in roman, the latter in italic type- printed in parallel columns; with prefaces, chapter-headings and annotations. Tight copies in overall good+ condition. Scarce complete set.

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        Der Hammerfisch.

      Squalus Zygaena. Le Marteau. The Balance Fish. Taf:CXVII. Engraved by Ludewig Schmidth. Drawing by Johan Friedrich August Krüger. Framed. Plate size 23 x 41,5 cm.. From Ichthyologie, ou Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulaire. Avec de Figures Enluminées Dessinées d'apres Nature. Chez l'auteur. Berlin 1785-1797

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        JEMIMA PLACID; or, the Advantage of Good-Nature, exemplified in a variety of Familiar Incidents. Second Edition.

      vii, [1 blank], 9-114 pages [the last three being a book-list]. Wood-engraved frontispiece, and 28 wood-cuts within the text. Original plain sheep-backed boards. One joint cracked, else an excellent copy.By descent from the family, with a note in a descendant's hand loosely laid in.

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        Les soirées philosophiques du cuisinier du roi de Prusse

      à Sans-Souci, 1785, in 8°, de 164pp., - relié à la suite : Louis-Sébastien Mercier, La Brouette du vinaigrier, Drame en trois actes. à Londres et se trouve à Paris, 1775, de VIII-103pp., le tout rel. en 1 vol. demi-veau blond époque à coins, dos finement orné d'un pot à l'antique, tr. rouge. Bel exemplaire très frais. Edition originale rare de recueil curieux, sans doute imprimé à Berlin, et plagié sur des textes de Voltaire. On ne sait toujours pas qui était ce pseudo-cuisinier de Frédéric II. Ce recueil divisé en 18 soirées, a tour à tour été attribué à Voltaire, B. Patono, N. de Bonneville, Mirabeau, le Cte Wilhelm Fr. Karl von Schwerin, et d'autres... Les textes empruntés à Voltaire sont : la "Soirée III" reproduit l'article "Liberté de penser" du "Dictionnaire philosophique" ; la "Soirée IV", l'article "Raison" ; la "Soirée V", l'article "Évêque" ; la "Soirée VI", l'article "Baiser" ; la "Soirée VII", l'article "Testicules" ; la "Soirée VIII", l'article "Barbe" ; la "Soirée IX", l'article "Cul" et une partie du "Discours aux Welches" ; la "Soirée X", l'article "Cuissage ou Culage" ; la "Soirée XI", l'article "Verge" ; la "Soirée XII", l'article "Vertu", section 1re ; la "Soirée XV", les articles "Providence" et "Nature" ; la "Soirée XVII", l'article "Guerre" ; la "Soirée XVIII", l'article "Anthropophages" ; la "Soirée XVI", l'Entretien XI de "l'A, B, C, dialogue curieux"... ¶ Bengesco n°2242 "Quelque soit l'auteur des Soirées ... il est permis d'affirmer qu'il a pillé Voltaire sans le moindre scrupule." - Barbier IV, 514 "Composé de divers articles, surtout d'entretiens extraits des oeuvres philosophiques de Voltaire" - Cioranescu XVIIIe n°41984 - Oberlé, Fastes de Bacchus n°380 - Seulement 3 ex. au cat. CCFR (BNF & Arsenal)

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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire 1-92.

      De L`Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique 1785-1789. 8:o. Portrait. Contemporary full calf, spine gilt, black labels. Gilt floral line on boards. Gilt edges on boards. Spines worn at head and foot of spine. Joints weak or some starting but still firm and holding. 18 x 11 cm.. A register volume was published in 1801

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        Oeuvres Completes De Voltaire [with Rare supplements]

      De L'Imprimerie De La Societe Litteraire Typographique; 1785 & 1789. Np: De L'Imprimerie De La Societe Litteraire-Typographique; 1785 & 1789. In 72 volumes, with the scarce two supplemental volumes: Chantreau, Cen. Table Analytique Et Raisonnee des Matieres continues dans les soixante-dix volumes des oeuvres de Voltaire. Paris, Chez Deterville, Libraire, rue du Battoir; 1801. 117 full page plates which includes frontispieces and map. All bound in publishers full calf, flat spines fully decorated in gilt, red and green contrasting morocco labels gilt, marble endpapers, all edges red, two volumes rebound nearly identical to the set at an earlier date. General shelf wear with a few nicks, some chipping to spine ends of a few volumes. From the library of J. Japhet, who was a very wealthy London business man and banker. His firm was instrumental in arbitrage, increasing the trading of railroad stock and other noted securities in the latter part of the nineteenth to the early twentieth century in London. Britain soon became the global financial center of the world at that time. His bookplate is within each volume. Overall, a very handsome set. A full collation of this particualr set can be sent upon inquiry.. Octavo.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780

      London: H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. 4 volumes (Text: 3 vols., quarto [11 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches]; Atlas vol. of plates: 1 vol., large folio [22 x 16 inches]). Text: Engraved medallion vignette on each title, 1 folding letterpress table, 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts (13 folding). Atlas vol.: 63 engraved plates, plans and maps (one double- page, one folding). Text: contemporary calf, expertly rebacked at an early date, incorporating the original labels; atlas: expertly bound to style in half speckled calf over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, each band flanked by triple gilt fillets, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, green morocco in the fourth, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt. A fine copy of the second and best edition of the official account of Cook's third and last voyage, including images of and text on the exploration of Hawaii and the west coast of America, Canada and Alaska. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). The typography of the second edition text of the third voyage is generally considered superior to the first (Hughs took over the printing from Strahan and re-set all the text). Contemporary support for this view is reported by Forbes who quotes an inscription in a set presented by Mrs. Cook to her doctor, Dr. Elliotson, which notes "...the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letterpress.""Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill pp.61-62). Cf. Beddie 1543; cf. Forbes Hawaiian National Bibliography 62; cf. Lada- Mocarski 37; cf.Printing and the Mind of Man 223; cf. Sabin 16250

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      Chez Buisson Paris: Chez Buisson, 1785. First edition in French. 8vo. (4), xvi, 234 pp. Folding map (short marginal tear, skillfully repaired on verso). Original boards, rebacked in calf to style, with matching corners. A nice copy. The first edition to be published with a map. HOWES; " First book on Kentucky and most notable product from the pen of a Western pionner." HOWES F-129

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        Almindelig udkast af krigens skueplads, eller geographisk, topographisk og historisk beskrivelse over kongerigerne: Danmark, Norge og Sverrig samt deres tydske provindser, som indledning til kong Fredrik IV krigs-historie, skreve og forsynet med et landkort af Heinrich Otto Scheel /.../ fordansket ved Thomas Thaarup.

      Köpenhamn, August Friderik Stein, 1785. 4:o. (16),+ 656,+ (8) s.+ stor utvikbar grav. karta över Skandinavien. Titelsidan och sidan 1 med graverade vinjetter. Enstaka lagerfläckar, något mer fläckar på s. 593-599. Samtida skinnband, något nött guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind, pärmar med guldram, gula snitt. Fina brokadpärmpapper. Ur Gustaf d'Albedyhlls bibliotek, med hans exlibris, och ur Ericsbergs, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris klistrat över d'Albedyhlls. Fint exemplar på bättre papper. Bibl. danica III, sp. 277. Setterwall 5176 & 5652. Carlander III, s. 88f. Allt som utkom av detta ambitiösa projekt. Meningen var att det skulle fortsätta fram till stora nordiska kriget, men vid sitt avsked som dansk generalmajor, 1787, måste Scheel (1745-1808) till danska generalstaben lämna ifrån sig alla sina papper och manus, och där lär fortfarande ett manuskript till en fortsättning ligga. d'Albedyhlls exlibris i den större variant 1 med devisen "Mors sine musis vita"

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        Liber artificiosus Alphabeti Maioris, oder: neu inventirtes Kunst-Schreib- und Zeichenbuch bestehend in 56 künstlich gravirten Kupferstichen nebst beigefügter Abhandlung der darinn enthaltenen nützlichen und angenehmen Wissenschaften, zum Nutzen und Vergnügen der edlen Jugend in zween Theile vertheilet.

      Mit 55 (statt 56) Kupfertafeln. 2 Bl., 22, 66 S. HPrgt. um 1900. 22 x 34 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung 4925; Thieme-B. XXIV, 416; Bonacini 1169; Doede 213: "Beide Bücher, meist zusammengebunden vorkommend, zeigen neben Schriftbeispielen (darunter zahlreichen Initialen) Silhouetten, Bildnisse, Anatomie, Zeichenschule, Säulenordnungen." - Der Autor war Kunstmaler in Elberfeld und wird in den Bibliographien, Bibliothekskatalogen und in den Angeboten im Handel stets als "Johann Merken" verzeichnet, dem ich in meiner Aufnahme folge. Allerdings scheint mir der nachname "Merk" wahrscheinlicher, denn unter der in der grammatikalischen Form seinerzeit üblichen Autorenbezeichnung auf dem Titel "von Johann Merken, Kunstmalern in Elberfeld", also der Name im Dativ gegeben, mab ein Nominativ "Merk" wahrscheinlich sein. - Es fehlt die Tafel 3. Titel des ersten Teils seitlich etwas gekürzt und tls. hinterlegt, gebräunt, stärker fleckig.

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        [Greek title]. Xenophontos Kyrou Anabaseos, Biblia Hepta. Xenophontis de Cyri expeditione libri septem. A Thomas Hutchinson.

      Cantabridgiæ [Cambridge]: Typis Academicis excudebat J. Archdeacon 1785.. Fourth edition thus, 4to, (viii), lix, (i), 598, (2 advertisement) pp. Folding map, inscriptions to front blank, marbled endpapers and edges. Slightly later full russia with gilt borders consisting of rules and two repeated tools, blind stamped central panel with a monogram, CY, in the centre below a stag motif, skilfully rebacked to style, a few minor scuffs to edges otherwise a handsome copy. Vicar of Horsham from 1748, Hutchinson's editions of Cyropaedia and Anabasis first appeared in 1727 and 1735 respectively. The text is printed in Greek with a Latin translation and copious notes.

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      Ex Regio Typographeio Parmae: Ex Regio Typographeio, 1785. ONE OF 50 COPIES ON FINE PAPER (of a total of 310 copies). Elegant and Luxurious in Every Way,And with Fine Provenance 308 x 216 mm (12 1/8 x 8 1/2"). 2 p.l., xciv, 100 pp., [1] leaf. VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY CRIMSON STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, spine beautifully gilt in compartments between green stylized pentaglyph and metope strips flanked by double raised bands, the plain-ruled compartments densely stippled with gold dots surrounding a small central medallion from which emanate a number of wavy vines bearing flowers and small leaves, anular dot cornerpieces, elaborately gilt turn-ins, blue watered silk endpapers, the pastedowns framed with elegant gilt garlands and bead-and-lozenge roll, free endleaves with cresting gilt frame, leather hinges (these expertly renewed at top and bottom), all edges gilt. In a modern brown cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. Small author portrait tondo on title page, large and elaborate armorial vignette on dedication page engraved by Cagnoni. Text of poems in Greek, commentary in Latin, both printed entirely in majuscules. Front pastedown with morocco monogram bookplate of Charles C. Kalbfleisch, engraved bookplate of Hugh Morriston Davies, and book label of Charles Whibley (see below). Brooks 287; Dibdin I, 265; Schweiger 25; Brunet I, 252; Graesse I, 111. Spine probably a bit sunned (though difficult to tell, with so much gilt), four tiny wormholes to joints, extremities with a hint of rubbing, but the binding solid, lustrous, and attractive; A SPECTACULAR COPY INTERNALLY, entirely clean, fresh, and bright, and with enormous margins. This is a superb copy of the luxury paper printing of the work described in item #26. Our copy has a distinguished provenance. Charles C. Kalbfleisch was a discriminating American collector whose collection featured a great many beautiful bindings and who was known for choosing only the finest copies available. Parke-Bernet sold much of his collection in January of 1944 in a sale entitled "The Arts of the Book . . . the Splendid Library Formed by the Late Charles C. Kalbfleisch, New York." Hugh Morriston Davies (1879-1965) was a pioneering surgeon (known as "The Doyen of Thoracic Surgery") who collected fine bindings, especially those of the 18th century. Charles Whibley (1859-1930) authored important books and wrote popular periodical columns of literary interest, edited a number of works in the substantial and distinguished "Tudor Translations" series, was at the center of a British literary circle with links to the Symbolist poets of France, and made an enormous contribution to literature by recommending T. S. Eliot to Faber & Faber.

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        Typographical Antiquities: or an Historical Account of the Origin and Progress of Printing in Great Britain and Ireland: Containing Memoirs of our ancient Printers, and a Register of Books printed by them, from [1471] to [1600].

      London: Printed for the Editor, 1785-90.. First edition, 3 volumes, 4to, 3 portraits - two of Ames and one of Caxton, but lacking the 8 plates of specimen type, some light foxing, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of Edward Henry Scott, contemporary diced roan, edges and corners a little worn, rebacked in a light calf with red and black labels, a.e.g. Enlarged from the first edition of 1749. "...undoubtedly the foundation of English bibliography..." (DNB).

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        Flora Pedemontana, sive Enumeratio Methodica Stirpium Indigenarum Pedemontii. 3 Tomi. (Vol. 3: Icones accdit explanatio numenclaturae botanicae). + Auctarium ad Floram Pedemontanam, cum notis et emendationibus.

      Augustae Taurinorum (Turin), Ioannes Michael Briolus, 1785 + 1789. Folio. 3 later hvellum in old style w. titles and tomes printed in black on spines. All edges uncut. Title-pages printed in red and black. Large engr. vignette to all three title-pages. Engr. frontispiece-portrait to volume one. (10), XIX, (1), 344; (4), 366, XIV (= Nomina Generum & Vernacula + Errata), (2) (=colophon); (4), XIV pp + 92 beautiful full page engr. HAND-COLOURED plates. Complete w. all three half-titles and all 92 plates in the very scarce coloured state. A very good copy w. some occasional brownspotting and soiling. Last ab. 35 plates w. waterdamage to upper right corner, only on some plates affecting the actual plate, and on these not affcting the image, but merely the plate-numbering in upper right corner. The supplementary "Auctarium" is in 4to and bound in a newer full leather binding w. gilt spine (Henning Jensen). Engr. title-vignette. (4), 53, (1) pp. + 2 folded engr. plates. Complete, nice and clean w. only minor occasional brownspotting.. Scarce first edition of one of the most important Italian floras, here in the EXTREMELY RARE COLOURED STATE, by one of the most important botanists of the 18th century, the Piedmont Linné ("Il Linneo piemontese"), Carlo Allioni (1728-1804). The Piedmontese Flora is Allioni's main work. In the text it describes 2.831 species of Piedmont plants, and the plates depict 92 hitherto unknown or very rare species of plants, many of which have been discovered by Allioni himself or by his illustrator. The 92 beautiful plates are drawn by Francisco Peiroleri and engraved by his son Petrus Peiroleri. The work was more than 25 years on its way, and with its appearance Allioni established his reputation as one of the main botanists of the 18th century.This work is considered one of the most important flower books of Europe and undoubtedly the most important of Piedmont, and it has received worldwide fame as one of the most beautiful and important alpine botanical works. With this work Allioni is the first to organize the flora of Piedmont in a modern system, i.e applying the new principles of nomenclature after the Linnean model, and for this reason he is called the Linné of Piedmont. He actually corresponded much with Linné, who also considered him a reformist botanical writer and even named the New World herb genus Allionia after him.Carlo Allioni was an Italian physician and botanist and is considered one of the greatest experts in scientific botany and medicine in Europe in the 18th century. He was born in Turin in 1728 and finished his medical studies in 1747. He had planned to become a professor of medicine, but decided to devote himself to the study of natural history and became one of the most important botanists of the century. "As a young man of twenty-five, Carlo Allioni made a botanical tour of Piedmont and Savoy, but he was sixty and nearly blind when the "Flora Pedemontana", his most important work, was published. He had been for many years Professor of Botany and Director of the Botanical Garden of the University of Turin, and was a corresponding associate of learned societies from Spain to Sweden." (Alice M. Coats, The Book of Flowers, 1973. Nr. 80). In the 18th century botanical science underwent somewhat of a rebirth, mainly caused by the writings of Linné. However, Linné was not alone in making his discoveries and systems known and applied, and several important botanists helped pave the way for the taking over of the Linnean nomenclature system. Not only had Linné turned the way of classifying, arranging and naming species upside down, he had also discovered many new species and begun to compile local floras. One of his devoted followers was Allioni, who devoted himself entirely to the new system and became an enthusiastic advocate for it. The Flora Pedemontana, which had been under preparation for about 25 years, when it appeared in 1785, represents the epitome of Allioni's floral studies, and it represents a scientific study of the utmost importance, since it practically applies the new principles of botanical nomenclature.The illustrator, Francesco Peyroleri aus Viù, was a very gifted self-taught botanical painter, who was famous for his artistic abilities as well as his home-made colours that were made from the flowers he knew from the botanical gardens. He was also renowned for his special way of pressing the plants from below on to the humid paper in order to achieve a better sense of relief in the figures. Though he was self-taught, he possessed such skills that he quickly became an authority, whom many others asked for advise, and he was counted as an equal by the masters. "In Allionis "Flora Pedemontana", deren Tafeln er sämtlich gezeichnet hat, wird er nicht selten als Finder oder Entdecker angeführt. Der Stecher dieser Tafeln, Francescos Sohn Pietro Peyroleri, hatte bereits 1755 im Alter von 14 Jahren die Zeichnungen des Vaters für Allionis "Rariorum Pedemontii stirpium specimen primum" vervielfältigt" Seine Ausbildung hatte er dann von Carlo Emanuele Beaumont empfangen, der wie Bartolozzi ein Schüler Joseph Wagners in Venedig war." (Nissen I, p. 154).Together these two major authorities, Allioni and Peiroleri, have made a hugely important and lasting contribution of great beauty to the history of scientific botany, which became a main publication of the Age of Enlightenment. Coloured copies of the work are known to exist, but they are extremely scarce. "The earlier works having plates with an engraved or lithographed outline exist in both hand-coloured and uncoloured states. Sometimes as with Curtius's "Flora Londoniensis", uncoloured states are extremely rare; sometimes, as with Allioni's "Flora Pedemontana", the coloured state is extremely rare." (Sitwell, p. 67).Sitwell p. 69. "92 uncoloured plates by F. Peiroleri, engraved by P. Peiroleri. Coloured copies are extremely rare."Stafleu and Cowan nr. 100 (Flora Pedemontana) + 101 (the Auctuarium). Nr. 100: "The plates (copper engravings) are by Francisco Peyrolery (engraved by Pietro Peyrolery), mostly uncoloured; coloured copies are rare... Becherer (1953) has shown that the 23 specific names marked with a dagger are to be attributed to Allioni and not to Bellardi who had provided information on the relevant species to Allioni but who had not named them."Graesse I:81. "Les exempl. Ornés de planch. Enlum. Sont plus chers (15th. Weigel, sans le suppl.). Pritzel ignorait qu'il en existe" - Pritzel does state: "Florae Pedemontanae exempla tabulis coloratis rarissime occurrunt." (Pritzel p. 4). Nissen, however might be said to ingnore this.Nissen 18. The "Auctuarium" is here wrongly registered by Nissen as containing 80 pp. and 7 plates. Pritzel: 108.Brunet I:190-91. "Les exemplaires avec planches coloriées sont plus chers que les autres."Alice M. Coats, The Book of Flowers, 1973. Nr. 80: The Carline Thistle. The plant, "which is shown here, was distinguished and named by Allioni."The work was reprinted in 2003, in order to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the great botanist (2204)

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        Flora pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum pedemontij. augustae taurinorum, excudebat ioannes michael briolus, 1785.

      Tre volumi di in-folio (cm. 43,5), pp. (8) xix (1) 344; (4) 366, xxiv di ""Nomina generum"" + (2) di imprimatur; (4) xiv di ""Iconum Indicatio et Explanatio"" (2) e 92 tavole raffiguranti piante della flora piemontese. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame da Pietro Peiroleri (Ramis per la sola tavola 85) da disegni del padre, Francesco Peiroleri, erborista e illustratore botanico nativo di Viù. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo (primi '800) in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Frontespizi in rosso e nero con grande vignetta incisa a soggetto allegorico. Al primo volume, bel ritratto di Vittorio Amedeo III, dedicatario dell'opera, inciso in rame f.t. da Giovan Battista Stagnon. Esemplare genuino, particolarmente marginoso, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione con solo una leggera brunitura limitata al frontespizio del primo volume e qualche segno d'uso alle cuffie. Prima edizione di splendida pubblicazione sulla flora delle montagne e delle vallate del Piemonte descrivente ben 2.814 piante (di cui 2390 fanerogame e 424 crittogame; 237 sono le specie descritte per la prima volta) ed illustrata da 92 tavole botaniche incise in rame di grande bellezza decorativa e importanza scientifica, opera del grande scienziato e botanico Carlo Allioni (Torino, 1728-ivi, 1804), soprannominato ""il Linneo piemontese"". ""... fu professore dell'Università e direttore dell'orto botanico dopo il Donati, ed uno de' benemeriti della Flora Italica... L'opera che gli fece più onore fu la Flora Pedemontana pubblicata nel 1785, della quale i due primi volumi contengono la descrizione di 2800 piante, e l'ultimo dà la figura di 257 specie esattamente disegnate, col luogo della nascita, le qualità del suolo, il nome vernacolo piemontese, e le facoltà medicinali di esse piante"" (Saccardo, ""La botanica in Italia"", I, p.13). ""The botanical garden at Torino holds a collection of about 7500 paintings and drawings of plants, bound in 65 folio volumes. This collection is often cited by Allioni and Colla and contains many of the originals of the illustrations of the works by these authors, in particular of Allioni""s Flora pedemontana. The main artist are: 1741-1766 Francesco Peyrolery, from Viù (Piemont) - Pietro Peyrolery""s drawings for the Flora pedemontana are also probably incorporated"" (Stafleu). Perret, 55: ""Le plus important et le plus bel ouvrage de botanique alpestre, très rare et très recherché"". Pritzel, 108. Nissen, 18. Manno, I, 5233. Brunet, I, 190-191. Graesse, I, 81. Sacheverell Sitwell e Wilfrid Blunt, ""Grandi libri di fiori"", p. 69. Dunthorne, 6. Johnston, 557. Stafleu e Cowan, 100.

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