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        Les batimens et les desseins de André Palladio recueillis et illustrés par Octave Bertotti Scamozzi, ouvrage divisé en quatre volumes, avec des planches, qui répresentent les plans, les façades, et les coupes. [French eidtion of Le Fabbriche e i Desgni di Andrea Palladio.]

      Chez Jean Rossi, Vicence [Vicenza] 1786 - Wide margins, heavy paper. v.1: 64 p.+ 54 pl. (including portrait frontis); v.2: 40 pp. + 51 pl.; v.3: 36 p. + 52 pl. on 50 leaves; v.4: 46 pp. + 54 pl. Collates complete. Millard IV, 71; Cicognara 598 for the first ed. of 1776-1783. Details and photos upon request. Large folio, 4 vols., contemporary brown half calf with marbled boards. Spines in 7 compartments, gilt, with labels. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blue Whale Books, ABAA]
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        LOS ERUDITOS A LA VIOLETA, o Curso Completo de todas las ciencias. Junto con. OCIOS DE MI JUVENTUD O POESIAS LIRICAS. Junto con: OPTICA DEL CORTEJO.

      - Barcelona, Viuda Piferrer, vendese en su librería administrada por Juan Sallent, [al fin: 1786], 16x21, 156 págs. 3 hojas, 97 págs. y 62 págs, 1 hoja con catálogo de libros en venta en la librería. Palau describe incorrectamente esta edición. Margen blanco de últimas hojas reforzado. Sello. Ejemplar muy limpio. encuadernado en holandesa moderna con el lomo en piel con nervios y dorados. (39624).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        The Gentleman Angler, containing brief and plain instructions by which the young beginner may in a short time become a perfect artist in angling for all kinds of fish, with several observations on angle rods and artificial flies . .

      London: for G. Kearsley, 1786 - A good copy of this popular eighteenth-century fishing manual, was first published in 1726,and complete with its charming engraved frontispiece and the rare final leaf of ads. In fact, according to Westwood & Satchell, this edition of 1786 appeared as a "novel publication" and as such may be regarded as the first edition of an entirely new work 12mo. Engraved frontispiece, 122pp, advertisement leaf bound in at end. Later half-calf, spine in compartments with repeating fish stamp in gilt, fore and lower edges uncut. Preliminary and final leaves lightly browned, some light spotting throughout, later blanks and endpapers, binding somewhat rubbed. Ownership inscription on recto of frontispiece "Wm. Jones, 1791.". Westwood & Satchell. pp. 104-105 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A narrative of the two aerial voyages

      London: for the author, 1786. <p>Jeffries, John (1744/45-1819). A narrative of the two aerial voyages of Dr. Jeffries with Mons. Blanchard; with meteorological observations and remarks. London: for the author, and sold by J. Robson, 1786. 4to. [8], 7-60 pp. Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait by Caroline Watson (1761-1814) after a crayon portrait by F. Ruysdell; engraved plate bound at end. 282 x 227 mm. (uncut). Original plain blue wrappers. Fine copy, inscribed on the title by Jeffries&#39; grandson, Benjamin Joy Jeffries (1833-1915): "Mr. George H. Gabb London with the compts. of the Author&#39;s grandson, Dr. B. Joy Jeffries. Boston, Mass 1911." </p> <p>First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2137.2: "The first flight by a physician, the first crossing of the English Channel by balloon, and the first international flight." Jeffries, a wealthy American physician, financed two balloon voyages made with the French balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard, during which he made the first attempts to gather scientific data from a lighter-than-air vehicle. The first ascent, on 30 November 1784, took place over London and lasted one hour and twenty-one minutes; Jeffries used an array of instruments to make observations of temperature, air pressure and humidity (up to a height of 9,309 feet), which conform closely to modern determinations. </p><p>On 7 January 1785 Jeffries and Blanchard made a second ascent at Dover and performed the first aerial crossing of the English Channel, landing in the forest of Guines in the French province of Artois after two hours and forty-seven minutes. </p> This copy was inscribed by Jeffries&#39; grandson, Dr. Benjamin Joy Jeffries, a physician specializing in diseases of the eyes and skin. Hodgson, pp. 167-171. The romance of ballooning, p. 48. Norman 1159.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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        Memorias ecclesiasticas do Reino do Algarve offerecidas ao ? Bispo de Béja ?. @Volume I (all published).

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1786. - Woodcut vignette on title-page, woodcut headpiece and initial. (16 ll.), 316 pp., (1 l. errata). 8°, contemporary polished calf (some wear, especially to joints, spine head chipped), spine with raised bands in six compartments, crimson morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, double gilt fillet border on covers, edges stained green. Top margin dusty, minor soiling. Nevertheless, in very good condition. Bookplate of the noted Portuguese collector, author and bibliographer Albino Forjaz de Sampaio. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Salgado (1732-1802) was a native of Lisbon who became a Franciscan in 1748. He was trained in paleography and numismatics, and was particularly interested in the antiquities of Portugal.---- Innocêncio VII, 441-2: noting that the text of a second volume survives in manuscript. @Imprensa Nacional 364 (without mention of the errata leaf). Forjaz de Sampaio 7110. Not located in Porbase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        SUEÑOS MORALES, VISIONES Y VISITAS de Torres con D. Francisco de Quevedo por Madrid

      Madrid 1786 - 8º mayor (21 cm.) 6h., 284 p. tabla. Encuadernación plena piel de época. Madrid; En la Imprenta de Gonzalez, calle de Clavel, 1786. Regular, sello de anterior propietario, algo de oxido, anotaciones en tabla y hojas de respeto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notizie genealogiche storiche critiche e letterarie del cardinale Cinzio Personeni da Ca Passero Aldobrandini nipote di Clemente VIII. S.P

      Locatelli,, Bergamo, 1786 - Pp. xii, 165 (3). Con una grande tavola genealogica rip. f.t. Unito a: PERSONENI ANGELO. Osservazioni sopra la epistolografia di Francesco Parisi in difesa ed in confronto delle notizie del cardinale Cinzio Personeni da Ca Passero Aldobrandini In Bergamo, Locatelli, 1788. Pp. 65 (1). Due opere in un volume di cm. 27, legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Non ci è dato sapere se quest'edizione dovesse comprendere un ritratto. Bell'esemplare, fresco, marginoso (in barbe) e stampato su carta forte. Vasto lavoro storico-biografico sulla figura del cardinale Personeni nato in Valle Imagna, nel territorio bergamasco.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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      1786 - SAVARY, Claude Etienne. LETTRES SUR L'EGYPTE, ou l'on offre le parallele des moeurs anciennes & modernes de ses habitans, ou l'on decrit l'etat, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement, l'ancienne Religion du pays, & la descente de S. Louis a Damiette, tiree de Joinville & des Auteurs Arabes, avec Cartes Geographiques. Paris: Chez Onfroi, Libraire, 1786. Second edition, revised and corrected. In three volumes: xii, 396; [iv], 396; [iv], 304pp. Illustrated with four folding, engraved plates: three maps, and one plan of the interior of the Great Pyramid. 8vo., contemporary full calf, lettered in gilt to spine, decorative stamping in gilt to spine and to the fore-edges of the boards, top edge stained. The volumes are quite clean, showing only occasional light foxing; bookplate to front pastedown. One map has a careful paper repair to the reverse. The gilt to the spine has dulled and is worn away in places; there is some rubbing to joints and extremities. Still a lovely and attractive set of Savary's survey of ancient and contemporary Egypt, which is notable for its quotation of scarce and almost unknown Arabic writers. (Brunet).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Les six nouvelles de M. de Florian [bound with] Fables de Florian

      A Paris : De l&#39;imprimerie de Didot l&#39;aine, 1786. 3rd Edition. Physical description: 2v in1: 216, 210p., fronts. ; 13 cm. Subjects: Florian -- French literature -- Poetry -- France -- Early works to 1800. Language: French. Notes: Fables de Florian / A Paris, a la Librairie Economique, an IX . Finely bound in modern calf-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine. Raised bands. New endpapers. Pages very clean, considering the age of the book, with just some dulling around the margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        La science des canaux navigables ou théorie générale de leur construction . De la possibilité de faciliter l'établissement général de la navigation intérieure du Royaume, de supprimer les corvées et d'introduire dans les travaux publics l'économie(.)

      Paris, Chez l'auteur, 1786 - 2 tomes en 1 volume in-8 224pp.-(4); XIX-229 à 468pp; (4ff.). 3 planches dépliantes . Demi-veau vert dos à nerfs orné, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque . Le tome I traite de l'entretien des chemins, des péages et de la possibilité de faciliter la navigation intérieure. Le tome II de l'économie des travaux publics et fournit des pièces justificatives Les 3 planches représentent des cartes de canaux: Londres, les rivières de Yvette et Bièvre, la troisième, le profil du canal de l'Yvette. Bel exemplaire de l'édition originale [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Rita De Maere]
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        Gerardi Noodt novio magi jurisconsulti et antecessoris Opera Omnia (Tomi 1 - 4)

      Apud Fratres Terres, Neapoli 1786 - in 4° - pp.XVI + 340; 416; 383: 379 - Mezza pergamena - 4 volumi - Incisione in antiporta del primo volume - Testo in latino su due colonne, frontesizio del primo volume in rosso e nero - Edizione non censita su iccu - Vol. II piccoli forellini di tarlo - in generale legature non in buono stato - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antica Libreria Srl]
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        Geschichte der menschlichen Narrheit, oder Lebensbeschreibungen berühmter Schwarzkünstler, Goldmacher, Teufelsbanner, Zeichen- und Liniendeuter, Schwärmer, Wahrsager, und anderer philosophischer Unholden.

      - Zweyter und Dritter Theil. Leipzig: in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1786-1787. (2),440,(2) + 413,(3) pp. Beautiful contemporary halfleather bindings. Spines with five raised bands and richly gilt floral decorations. Coloured paper on boards. Titlepages slightly browned. Corners of boards worn. Spines worn at head and foot with 4 cm worming in outer joint of third part. 17,5 x 11 cm.*More issued. This is part two and three only.[#\84808] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        Blauer Steinschmerzen (blue bird)

      - Carl Wilhelm Hahn (1786-1836) Original watercolors for Abbildungen Und Beschreibungen Merkwurdiger Naturgeschichtlicher Gegenstande Printed in Nuremberg 1816-1822 72 natural history hand-colored engravings including birds by Carl Wilhelm Hahn 10 1/2&#148; x 8&#148;; 16 1/2&#148; x 14 1/2&#148; framed (professionally framed with a beautiful gold leaf moulding with all archival materials and uv plexiglass) Carl Wilhelm Hahn was a German scientist of natural history, studying the nature of birds as well as spiders. His primary focus was devoted to the study of spiders which resulted in a publication of over 3,000 images entitled, Monograph of Spinner and Die Arachnidan, completed only after his death in 1857. He was also quite fascinated with ornithological studies which resulted in the collaboration of the publication of a two volume work with Johann Wolf, Abbildungen Und Beschreibengen Merkwurdiger naturgeschichtlicher Gegenstande (translated as The Natural History of Unusual Birds and other Animals with Illustations and Desciptions) published in Nuremberg from 1816-1822. These extraordinary original watercolors of a blue bird and parrot were two of only a few of Hahn&#146;s studies used in this publication. The detail and accuracy of this painting are lovely. Hahn was concerned not only with the scientific accuracy of the Ibis, but also capturing the individuality and characteristic traits of its personality.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Cape Carthage Tunis Bay and Goletta

      London 1786 - A scenic view of Cape Carthage in the Gulf of Tunis across the water from Sicily., Image Size : 300x755 (mm), 11.75x29.75 (Inches), Platemark Size : 355x780 (mm), 14x30.75 (Inches), Paper Size : 390x810 (mm), 15.375x31.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, Aquatint

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        La economía, y los medios de aumentar las Rentas Públicas de Athenas, dos tratados de Xenofonte, traducidos del griego al castellano con notas históricas, políticas y cronológicas por el Lic. D. Ambrosio Ruiz Bamba.

      - M., Benito Cano, 1786, 15,5 x 10,5 cm., plena piel, lomo con adornos dorados, 10 h. + 298 págs. + 1 h. ECONOMÍA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        The Trials of George Robert Fitzgerald, Esq. . . . and Others; for the Murder of Pat. Ran. M'Donnell, and Charles Hipson . . . Also, The Trial of John Gallagher and Others, for an Assault on Geo. Rob. Fitzgerald [etc.]. Second Edition. O'Higgins 4.147.b&c

      Printed by P. Byrne, 108, Grafton-Street, Dublin 1786 - Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking and tender but holding, else attractive; with the armorial bookplate of Viscount Bulkeley dated 1785 The final episode in the life of a county Mayo scion "noted for his gallantry, his recklessness, and his duels", who abducted his brother, was betrayed by his father, left for dead in a prison attack, and here tried for murder for which he was hanged

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Das Ritterwesen des Mittelalters nach seiner politischen und militärischen Verfassung. Aus dem Fanzösischen des Herrn de la Turne de Sainte-Palaye mit Anmerkungen, Zusätzen, und Vorrede von D. Johann Ludwig Klüber.

      Ernst Christoph Grattenauer,, Nürnberg, 1786 - 3 Bde. Nürnberg, Ernst Christoph Grattenauer, 1786-1791. 8°. XLVI, 311 S., 1 S. Druckfehler; (3) Bl., 410 S.; (3) Bl., 581 S., (4) S. Mit 1 gestoch., geflat. Kupfertafel und 1 gestoch., gefalt. Turnierkarte und 3 (wiederholten) Titelvignetten. LDr.-Bde. der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildern. Hayn-G. VI, 481. - Fromm IV, 13724. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - (Einbände berieben. Exlibris auf Vorsätzen. Minim stockfleckig. Band 1 mit winzigem Wurmgang auf Vorderdeckel, Titelblatt mit Einriss. Band 2 stellenweise wasserrandig, im ganzen sehr gutes Exemplar). LDr.-Bde. der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Liber Regis: Vel Thesaurus Rerum Ecclesiasticarum . with an Appendix, Containing Proper Directions and Precedents Relating to Presentations, Institutions, Inductions, Dispensations, & C. and a Complete Alphabetical Index

      London, Printed For The Author By John Nichols 1786 - With divisional title page on leaf A1r. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog ESTCT142990. Description: viii, xvii, 19-1391 p. 26 x 23 cm. Subjects: Church of England--Finance--Benefices. First published in 1711 as 'Liber valorum et decimarum . By John Ecton'. "In 1786 John Bacon . Having changed the title of the book to 'Liber Regis' and made a few additions, published it as entirely his own work. (DNB) . Bookplate of Charles Smith. An exceptional example in the original [full] aniline calf; professionally and period-sympathetically re-spined. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a red morocco label. 8 Kg. 1391 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic Polar Circle, and Round the World: but chiefly into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the year 1772 to 1776

      London:: Printed for G G J and J Robinson,. 1786.. Second edition and most complete. Hardcover. Very good condition. Anders Sparrman was a Swedish naturalist, abolitionist, son of a clergyman and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus. At the age of nine he enrolled at Uppsala University, beginning medical studies at fourteen and becoming one of the outstanding pupils of Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China as ship&#39;s doctor, returning two years later and describing the animals and plants he had encountered. On this voyage he met Carl Gustaf Ekeberg. He sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in January 1772 to take up a post as a tutor. Sparrman, traveled to the Cape in early 1772 on a botanical expedition sponsored by the Swedish government and made several excursions into the country in search of natural history specimens. When James Cook arrived there later in the year at the start of his second voyage, Sparrman was taken on as assistant naturalist to Johann and Georg Forster. For the next three years he served with Cook and although in his "Voyage" he devotes only 24 pages to the Cook expedition, he does include an account of a narrow escape from collision of Cook&#146;s two ships, the Adventure and the Resolution, not recorded elsewhere. After the voyage he returned to Cape Town in July 1775 and practiced medicine, earning enough to finance a journey into the interior. (Cox). Sparrman&#146;s account of his explorations into Africa is important for its natural history and anthropological observations of Southern Africa and is, according to Theal, "the most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of people then residing in it, that has been published in the 18th century" (Mendelssohn II, 414-15), (Withey, 201). First issued in Swedish in 1783; the English translation first appeared in London earlier in 1785. Cox I, 386; Holmes, Captain James Cook: A Bibliographical Excursion, 54; Spence 1147; Rosove 316.C1 (citing it as "scarce"); Beddie 1277, Conrad p. 14; Chavanne 5731. & & This is the second English edition, considered the most correct and complete according to Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue. Two volumes, 4to, xxviii, 368pp with frontispiece and two plates & viii, 356pp, I [addendum & directions to the book-]binder, (1), 2 [advertisements]; 7 unlisted plates and one fold out map (in the 1st volume, with a 3" closed tear at hinge expertly strengthened). In total, ten engraved plates and a folding map. An exceptionally clean copy, bound in period brown tree calf, gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments, with the original maroon title label & volume numbers. A very pleasant copy overall of the best edition, which Rosove calls "scarce".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Silva: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in his majesty's dominions.

      York, A. Ward für J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, J. Robson, R. Baldwin, J. Todd, 1786. - 2 Bde. in 1 Bd. . Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves. With notes by A. Hunter. A new edition. To which is added the Terra: a philosophical discourse of earth. Gestochenes Porträt des Autors von F. Bartolozzi, 40 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln (geeichnet und gestochen von J. Miller), 1 Aquatinta-Tafel, 2 gefaltete Tabellen, (23 Bl.), 309 S. - 343 S., (9 Bl.) - (3 Bl.), 74 S., (2 Bl.). 4°. Luxuriöser Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Nissen, BBI 615; Pritzel 2766; DSB IV, 494: "Evelyn's principal work. Silva was the first book published by order of the (Royal) Society. It was an immediate success. Silva is not a scientific work but the exhortation of a lover of trees to his countrymen to repair the damage caused by the civil war. Alexander Hunter popularized Silva with an extensively annotated edition." - Der englische Gelehrte J. Evelyn (1620-1706) verfaßte mehrere Schriften über Baumzucht, Gartenbau, Architektur, Bildhauerei etc. sowie ein kultur- und kunstgeschichtlich wertvolles, 1817 wiederentdecktes Tagebuch für die Jahre 1641-1697. - Die "Terra" mit eigenem Titel. Die Ausgaben vor 1776 sind nicht illustriert. - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar, vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig. Die "Terra" von S. 25 bis zum Schluß in oberer rechter Ecke etwas wasserrandig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH]
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        Ordenacoens do Senhor Rey D Affonso V, Five Volumes, 1786

      1786. Scarce 1786 Portuguese Compilation of Royal Decrees [Portugal]. Ordenacoens do Senhor Rey D. Affonso V. Coimbra: Por Resolucao de S. Masgestade de 2 de Setembro de 1786. Five volumes. Quarto (8" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary calf, lettering pieces and gilt-edged raised bands to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped, front joints cracked or starting, a few hinges starting as well. Light toning to text, somewhat darker in places, minor worming in a few places, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, stamps to title pages, annotations to their versos. A solid set. * First edition. Bibliographically independent, this is a component of the Colleccao da Legislacao Antiga e Moderna do Reino de Portugal, a complete collection of the laws in force. Ordenacoens was updated and reissued in 1792. Both are scarce. OCLC locates 2 complete sets (at the British Library).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Plantarum indigenarum et exoticarum icones ad vivum coloratae oder Sammlung nach der Natur gemalter Abbildungen inn- und ausländischer Pflanzen, für Liebhaber und Beflissene der Botanie. Herausgegeben von einer Gesellschaft von Kräuterkennern. Volumes 1-6.

      - Wien und Leipzig, auf Kosten der Gesellschaft and Lucas Hochenleitter, 1786-1792. 8vo. Some text and four nicely hand coloured engraved title vignettes and 356 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates all with Latin and German names by J. Lachenbauer and engraved by I. Albrecht. Contemporary uniform marbled boards. Spines with red morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.* Very rare in any state and by far the largest collection of these fine plates on the market since 1987. The images were drawn by J. Lachenbauer. Each plate shows one plant species (or mushroom), with its name in Latin, following the Linnaean system, and in German. Two of the introductions are signed by Lukas Hochenleitter und Komp. All volumes have a printed alphabetical index with annotations about the plant's morphology and distribution. A complete set should have eight volumes with 480 plates. We are lacking the last two volumes. Last auction record, of seven parts, dates from 1977. In volume 3 and 6 each two plates are wanting, probably never included. Otherwise a beautifully hand-coloured set, and very fresh, with the impressions strong and the colouring neat, bright and accurate. It seems to be a very rare botanical "journal" which we never had before. Only three auction records appear in the last 40 years. Nissen BBI, 2342. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Adventures of the Six Princesses of Babylon, in their Travels to the Temple of Virtue: An Allegory. Dedicated, by Permission, To her Royal Highness the Princess Mary. The Second Edition.

      London: Printed for the Author by T. Bensley; and sold by J. Buckland. 1786 - 4to, pp. [iii] - xxiv, 139 [140 blank], 20th century calf binding to a snakeskin design, marbled end-papers; first and last three leaves strengthened at inner margin. With the autograph "R. J. Gordon" three times with various dates in 1833 on the verso of the blank leaf preceding the title-page. Lucy Peacock (fl. 1785&#150;1816) was a bookseller and author with premises in Oxford Street, London. This was one of her earliest publications; the allegory is taken from Spenser's Faerie Queene. The binding is unusual. Osborne, pp. 286 - 287. Osborne catalogue, I, 286. Gumuchian 4392.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Antiquities of Great-Britain Illustrated in Views of Monasteries, Castles and Churches Now existing

      T Hearne & W. Byrne, London 1786 - Newly rebound in Half Brown Leather gilt lettering on spine and front panel label. Cloth boards, new endpapers. 50 engravings from drawings by Hearne almost every one still with its original tissue guard. Descriptions of each engraving are in English and French. Several plates are stained but most are relatively clean. List of subscribers included. The engravings are wonderful and this is a exceptionally rare item. Size: Oblong Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Marci Manilii Astronomicon Libri quinque; accessere Marci Tullii Ciceronis Arataea, cum interpretatione gallica et notis

      Via et Aedibus Serpentinis,, Parisiis, 1786 - Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 20, pp. li (1) 309 (3); (4) 347 (1). Fregi tipografici ai due frontespizi ed alcune testate xilografiche. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in pieno vitello, dorso a nervi con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati. Bell'esemplare, fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Stimata edizione che presenta la prima traduzione francese dell'opera del Manilio. Con il testo latino a fronte. Il Manilius, verosimilmente romano, compose l'astronomicon negli anni immediatamente dopo Cristo, forse 9-22; datazione che si presume da alcuni accenni storici del testo stesso. Nonostante il titolo, l'oggetto astronomico riguarda solo il primo capitolo; il resto della trattazione è di interesse prevalentemente astrologico. Brunet III, 1369. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Nouveau dictionnaire historique ou histoire abrégée de tous les Hommes qui se sont fait un nom par des Talens, des Vertus, des Forfaits, des Erreurs, etc.

      Le Roy 1786 - Série complète en 8 volumes in-8 et 4 volumes de supplément, basane fauve, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés de fleurons dorés, tranches marbrées, reliure de l'époque. Epidermures, des petits manques en tête et en queue, un manque plus important en queue du tome 3. Uniformément frotté. Néanmoins bon exemplaire. Le dictionnaire historique de Chaudon fut souvent réédité, l'auteur célèbre pour ses travaux littéraires s'était lancé dans la controverse avec le dictionnaire anti-philosophique. Sous l'Empire, il collabora au Dictionnaire des anonymes avec Barbier. Les quatre volumes de supplément aux différentes éditions du nouveau Dictionnaire historique datent de 1805 et sont édités chez Bruyset. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau dictionnaire historique ou histoire abrégée de tous les Hommes qui se sont fait un nom par des Talens, des Vertus, des Forfaits, des Erreurs, &c. Depuis le commencement du Monde jusqu'à nos jours. Et dans laquelle on expose avec impartialité ce que les Écrivains les plus judicieux ont pensé sur le caractère, les moeurs & les Ouvrages des Hommes célèbres dans tous les genres : avec des Tables Chronologiques pour réduire en Corps d'Histoire les Articles répandus dans ce Dictionnaire.

      Chez G. Le Roy 1786 - - Chez G. Le Roy, Paris 1786, 8 volumes in-8 (12,5x20cm), relié. - Sixième édition, revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée. Plein veau glacé blond d'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin noir. Triples filets dorés en encadrement des plats. Les coiffes des trois premiers volumes sont élimées, un petit trou au niveau de la pièce de titre du quatrième tome, coins un peu émoussés, sinon bel exemplaire. Intérieurs frais ne comportant que très peu de rousseurs. L'édition originale de cette grande entreprise remonte à 1766, son succès fut tel qu'il fut réédité à de nombreuses reprises et bien souvent épuisé. Son édition définitive date de 1821 et comporte pas moins de 31 volumes. Cet ouvrage est du au clunisien Louis-Mayeul Chaudon, largement influencé par le travail de Moreri. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Judas der Erzschelm. Ein politischer Roman aus dem Reiche der Todten

      Straubingen und Amberg [i. e. Leipzig, Weygand], 1786.. 1786. Titelblatt (sockfleckig ) mit satyrischem Titelkupfer (Ein Mönch, eine Frau umarmend) 382 Seiten. Interim-Umschlag d. Zeit teilweise anwesend. Unabgeschnitten; letzte Seite loose und mit Randschäden, jedoch ohne Textverlust. HAYN/GOTENDORF III, S. 473. Zum Druckort: WELLER, fing. Druckorte erwähnt: "Straubingen und Augsburg". Nähere Information auf Anfrage. SEHR SELTEN. ¶ More information on request. VERY RARE.

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        Geodæsia: or, the Art of Surveying and Measuring Land made Easy. Shewing By plain and practical Rules, to Survey, Protract, Cast up, Reduce or Divide any Piece of Land whatsoever; with new Tables for the Ease of the Surveyor in Reducing the Measure of Land.

      London: J.F. and C. Rivington 1786 - Tenth edition, 8vo, (xx), 196, (16), 4, (36), 7, (1) pp. Diagrams and illustrations in the text plus 49 pages of distance and trigonometrical tables, bookplates to both paste downs. Contemporary speckled sheep, subtle repair to joints and spine ends.

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        Anti-Saint-Nicaise. Ein Turnier im XVIII. Jahrhundert gehalten von zwey T(empel) H(erren) als etwas für Freymaurer und die es nicht sind. Leipzig, Fr. G. Jacobäer 1786. 8°. 2 Bll., IV, 202 S., mit gest. Frontispiz und 3 Falttabellen.- Angeb.: (Ders.) , Archimedies oder des Anti-Saint-Nicaise zweyter Theyl. Leipzig, Fr. G. Jacobäer 1786. XCII, 235 S., mit gest. Titelvignette mit Porträt des Verfassers, mod. Freimaurereinband in Ldr. mit Rsch. und gepr. Deckelvignette.

      - I) Wolfstieg 33449 - Kloß 2331 - Weiß-A. 275.- Erste u. einzige Ausgabe. "Verteidigung der Strikten Observanz u. ihrer Obern gegen Angriffe des Saint-Nicaise" (Wolfstieg). - II) Wolfstieg 33450.- Erste Ausgabe.- Der seltene und umfangreiche zweite Teil ist eine Replik auf eine von Starck verfaßte Rezension des "Anti-Saint-Nicaise".- Am Ende ein ?Dokument die Illuminaten in Bayern betreffend.- Titel u. erstes Bl. jew. gestempelt, sonst schönes Exemplar mit beiden Teilen.# When Kessler von Sprengseysen became convinced that Starck was the author of Saint Nicaise, he decided to defend von Hund`s memory with an anonymous book of his own, ?Anti-Saint-Nicaise?, which appeared in January 1786. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Von Gottes Gnaden Wir Katharina die Zweite, Kaiserin und Selbsiherrscherin von ganz Rußland, c. c. c. Thun kund allen Unsern getreuen Unterthanen.

      St. Petersburg 1786 - Von Gottes Gnaden Wir Katharina die Zweite, Kaiserin und Selbsiherrscherin von ganz Rußland, c. c. c. Thun kund allen Unsern getreuen Unterthanen. Die ottomannische pforte, welche den mit russland geschlossenen ewigen frieden, vor dem angesichte der welt, durch feierliche bertråge beståtigte , hat wiederum und treulos alle heiligkeit desselben verlezt; . [transl. google: The Otoman gate which closed the eternal peace with Russia, in the face of the world, confirmed by solemn transfer has, in turn, and holiness of that trauma, all false, .] Printed by 'der Kaiserlichen Buchdruckeren'. The papers are on the ' peace declaration in the Russo-turkish wars (1768-1774)'. 6 pages. The papers have been folded twice on the middle and the last page is loose, but the otherwise papers are in very good condition.

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        Orah ve-Simchah ve-hu quntres . el na'arei bnei Yisrael ve-yaldei sa'asu'im . le-avodat yemei ha-Purim (prayers, songs and poems for Purim).

      - Livorno, Abraham Isaac Castello and Eliezer Sa'adon, 1786. Printed in Hebrew and Judeo-Italian, also in Hebrew letters. On recto of first leaf a 17 lines acrostichon surrounded by a border of Hebrew text referring to the content of the book. On verso of leaf 7 a full-page woodcut printer's mark showing a book and inkpot in an ornamental cartouche. 56 lvs. 8vo. Contemporary boards, sides covered with marbled paper (rubbed, back slightly damaged).*Vinograd, Leghorn (= Livorno) No. 221. Not in Steinschneider CB, not in Fürst. Zedner 595 (suggesting as author Moses Aaron Foa). Roest 932. Benjacob p. 29/544. Only edition of this important collection of Purim songs from Livorno, partly in Judeo-Italian dialect. Among Italian Jews, Purim was celebrated as a highly elaborate carnival which included musical and theatrical presentations. The present work contains the piyyut for Purim 'Ach zeh ha-yom quvviti (fol 49b) with the following title: 'Shir pashut le-shabbat zakhor . Lah'an con gran placer senores', composed by an anonymous local rabbi. The melody of this song and the song 'Fate onore al bel Purim' was also used in Livorno to sing Lecha Dodi on the Shabbat preceding Purim. The name of the author, Moses Aaron Rachamim Piazza (died 1808) can be found as acrostichon in several poems, lvs. 50b-51b (see: Roest). - Lightly browned.[(1441)] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Charte das Russische Reich und die von den Tartarn bewohnte Länder in Europa und Asia enthaltend entworfen von F.L. Güssefeld

      Nürnberg 1786. Karte zeigt gesamt Russland, koloriert, Kupferstich, 47 x 60. Zustand: Rand rechts und links fachmänisch ergänzt

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        Theorie und Praktik der Beredsamkeit.

      München, Joseph Lentner 1786. Two parts in 1 vol. - 8 . (11) ll., pp. (3)-256; (4) ll., pp. (1)-184. Engraved frontispiece, 7 small woodcuts. Contemporary blind-stamped calf (hinges restored). First edition. Very rare. Lightly stained. Not at Goedeke etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Monumens de la vie privee des douze césars, d'apres une suite de Pierres gravees sous leur regne.- Roma, De l'Imprimerie du Vatican, 1786; en 8º mayor holandesa tela rozada, frontis grabado, XII pp. (en realidad XIV por error de paginación), 236 pp. 50 láminas de tema erótico.

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        A View of the Sugar Loaves on the North side of St Lucia by Moonlight.

      John Walker, London, 1786 - Hand coloured aquatint with wide margins in fine condition. 19 x 12"

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        Tratado de los granos y modo de molerlos con economía: de la conservación de estos y de las harinas

      Madrid 1786 - Escritos en francés por.; Extractado y traducido al castellano con algunas notas y un suplemento por Don Felipe Marescalchi. En Madrid, En la imprenta de Benito Cano, 1786. 4º, 6 h. 572 p. Encuadernación de época en plena piel época, nervios. Primera ecición en español. Contiene 23 láminas plegadas con grabados al cobre situadas al final de la obra más dos estados plegados. Es posiblemente la obra más importante sobre la materia y la que sirvió a todos las fábricas castellanas de fuente de información. Raro. Rfs.: Palau nº 26456. CCPB73323-7. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Two Aerial Voyages of Doctor Jeffries with Mons. Blanchard; with Meteoroligical Observations and Remarks. The First Voyage on the Thirteenth of November, 1784, From London Into Kent:. (Inscribed & Signed By the Author)

      Published By Author, London 1786 - Very Good Plus condition quarto in contemporary marbled boards and half-leather with gilt decorated stamping to the spine with marbled end papers. Frontis is an illustration of the Dr. at the helm of his airship's controls. Inscribed to General Marquis de La Fayette in Paris 1823 and signed by the author's wife. General de La Fayette served in the American Revolutionary War under General George Washington and was instrumental in securing French commitment. This is the first book written by an American in aeronautics. It describes the first flight by air across the English Channel. Housed in a custom crafted slipcase and chemise by Starr Book Works. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Resolutions, Acts and Orders of Congress, For the Year 1780

      [Philadelphia]: Printed by John Dunlap. [1786]. First. First edition. Volume VI of the Journals of Congress. Octavo. 257, xliii pp. Very good with a small stain to the upper right corner of the first fourteen leaves, and light scattered spotting. Attractively bound in modern period-style full mottled calf, with the original contemporary dark red morocco spine label. Signed in neat ink by [William?] Livingston on the front free endpaper. The very scarce John Dunlap printing, issued as a companion volume to the annual volume of Proceedings (Journals of Congress, Containing the Proceedings from Jan. 1, 1780-Jan. 1 1781). Both were issued separately as "Volume VI," in the original thirteen volume set published from 1777-1788. This volume provides unique insight into the decisive moments of the founding of the United States during the last full year of the Revolutionary War, when Washington regained the military advantage in the North, Congress struggled to gain control over the fiscal crisis, and the British gained the upper hand in the South. .

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      Imp. Casa Real de los Niños Huerfanos. Lima, 1786 - . 20 cm. LXXIX-269 pág. Enc. en pergamino, lomera rotulada, cierres, planos manchados. Ejemplar restaurado. Marcas de anterior poseedor en páginas XXX-XXXI. * Raro impreso en Lima. Presenta el reglamento que debía regir las actividades extractivas, que en la América española se centraron en los metales preciosos, es decir, plata y oro, por este orden. De hecho, la minería fue una de las principales actividades económicas del virreinato de Nueva España junto a la agricultura, la ganadería o el comercio, y las reformas de la monarquía tendieron a fomentarla mediante la creación de instituciones representativas como el Tribunal de Minería y sus Diputaciones Regionales. Contiene los siguientes capítulos: Del Tribunal General de la Mineria de Nueva España; De los Jueces y Diputados de los Reales de Minas; De la Jurisdiccion en las Causas de Minas y Ministros, y del modo de conocer, proceder, juzgar y sentenciar en ellas en 1ª, 2ª y 3ª instancia; Del órden con que se ha de proceder en la substanciacion y determinacion de los Juicios contenciosos en los casos de impedimento ó vacante de algunos de los Jueces de Minería; Del Dominio radical de las Minas: de su concesion á los Particulares y del derecho que por esto deben pagar; De los modos de adquirir las Minas: de los nuevos descubrimientos, registros de Vetas, y denuncios de Minas abandonadas ó perdidas; De los Sugetos que pueden, ó no, descubrir denunciar y trabajar Minas; De las pertenencias y demasías, y de las medidas que en adelante deben tener las Minas; De cómo deben labrarse, fortificarse y ampararse las Minas; De las Minas de Desagüe; De las Minas de Compañia; De los Operarios de Minas, y de Haciendas ó Ingenios de beneficio; Del surtimiento de Aguas y Provisiones de las Minerías; De los Maquileros y Compradores de los metales; De los Aviadores de Minas, y de los Mercaderes de Platas; Del Fondo y Banco de Avíos de Minas; De los Peritos en el Laborío de las Minas y en el beneficio de los Metales; De la educacion y enseñanza de la Juventud destinada á las Minas, y del adelantamiento de la Industria en éllas; De los privilegios de los Mineros. minería, nueva españa, ordenanzas Història d'Amèrica Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster's und seines Sohns Georg Forster's Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775, in dem vom Kapitän J.[ames] Cook kommandirten Schiffe 'the Resolution' ausgeführt. 4 Tle. (= Sammlung der besten Reisbeschreibungen. Bde. XI-XIV).

      Brünn, J. G. Traßler 1786.. Kl.-8°. 544 S., 416 S., 412(4) S. u. 528 S. (in allen Bdn. einschl. Reihen- u. Nebentit.). Mit 4 Notenzeilen im Text (Tl. 4) u. in jedem Bd. m. 1 Holzschnitt-Zierleiste. Marmor. Ldr.bde. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. Tit. u. Bd.num. (auf 2 mont. Papierschi.) sowie floralen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., umseit. Rotschnitt u. marmor. Vorsatzpapieren. Einbde. berieben sowie an den Kanten u. Bünden etw. abgewetzt; Ecken bestoßen; Goldauflage stellenw. abgelöst; 2 Bde. m. Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen; jeder Bd. m. Exlibris auf vord. Spiegel; Papier durchgeh. stockfl.; einige Ss. eselsohrig; im Text wenig abgegriffen.. Vgl. dazu Henze II, 265f.; Kosch V, 364 u. Goed. VI, §293, IV.4.14. Nachdruckausgabe der deutschen, in Berlin 1778-80 bei Haude und Spener herausgekommenen Übersetzung der 1778 in London erschienenen Originalausgabe 'Observations made during a voyage round the world'. Beschrieben ist die 2. Cooksche Weltumseglung an der J. R. Forster zusammen mit seinem Sohn Georg Forster teilnahm. Er reiste an Stelle des zurückgetretenen Sir J. Banks als Naturforscher mit, "aber nicht etwa blos dazu, daß er Unkraut trocknen und Schmetterlinge fangen; sondern daß er alle seine Talente in diesem Fache anwenden und keinen erheblichen Gegenstand unbemerkt lassen sollte" (G. Forsters Werke. 1965. II, S. 7). Nach der Rückkehr von dieser Reise überwarf Joh. Reinh. Forster sich mit der britischen Admiralität wegen der von ihm auszuführenden Reisebeschreibung, deren Abfassung ihm schließlich von Seiten der englischen Minister strikt untersagt wurde. Darauf sprang der Sohn G. ein und schuf nach des Vaters Tagebüchern in nur acht Monaten das vorliegende Werk, das im englischen Original sowie der ersten deutschen Übersetzung in zwei Bänden erschien. Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche erfolgte durch den Verfasser selbst. Die uns vorliegende Nachdruckausgabe ist nicht wie seine Vorlage mit Kupfertafeln u. Karten ausgestattet und wird in den oben genannten Bibliographien nicht angeführt.

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        Untitled Decorative Medallion]

      [London] 1786 - A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature.", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling and two small yellow spots in the lower left side of the image.

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        Oeuvres complètes d'Antoine Raphaël Mengs, premier peintre du roi d'Espagne, contenant différents traités sur la théorie de la peinture.

      A l'hôtel de Thou 1786 - - A l'hôtel de Thou, A Paris 1786, in 4 (25,5x20cm), viii 314pp. et (1) 392pp. -1., 2 tomes en 2 Vol. relié. - Première édition française,traduit de l'italien par M. Jansen (l'ouvrage parut en effet pour la première fois en Italien chez Bodoni). Reliure légèrement postérieure en pleine basane racinée, dos lisse, pièce de titre et de tomaison bronze. Bel exemplaire. L'ouvrage commence par les mémoires sur la vie et les ouvrages de Mengs (1728-1779) par le chevalier d'Azara et une notice sur les tableaux de Mengs, suivi des traités sur la peinture du peintre, aussi bien sur le beau, le goût, l'aspect technique de la peinture que sur différents peintres célèbres (Raphaël, Le Corrège, Titien). On trouve dans la préface un paragraphe de Klopstock (l'éditeur allemand) et de Fuessli. Peintre à la cour du roi de Pologne, il rejoignit la cour d'Espagne sur les sollicitations de Charles III, roi d'Espagne, ses tableaux, assez tôt dans le goût néo-classique (voir sa Cléopâtre) lui assurèrent la renommée et la richesse, et les écrits qu'il laissa sur la peinture et les arts sont empreints de recherches et de subtilités. viii 314pp. et (1) 392pp. -1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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