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        Select Views in Leicestershire from Original Drawings: Containing Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Town Views and Ruins, Accompanied with Descriptive and Historical Relations VOL 1

      J. Throsby, 1789, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust JacketSize: 220 x 275 mm. 354 pages. One volume of the 2-volume set. Item Type: Book. Moderately foxed throughout. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Marbled edges, faded and browned slightly. Book is in Very Good Condition, by which we mean the item contains marks of age and/or wear and nicks from handling. Sold only as 2 Volume set. Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop & help keep the High Street an interesting place to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA members (now lapsed) here in Leicester City Centre. UK 0116 253 2712 Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Britain/UK; 18th century; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 17434.

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        Dictionnaire de physique

      New edition, after the original was published in 1761 in Avignon. A supplement to the dictionary, printed in 1787, was integrated into alphabetical order in this edition. 2 boards déplliantes in Volume I of which ballooning the frontispiece; 5 folding plates in volume II; 3 folding plates in Volume III; 3 folding plates in Volume IV; 2 folding plates in Volume V; or 15 boards. Half sheepskin brunette small corners slightly later vellum. Smooth back wheels decorated in Greek. Piece of red morocco and volume number of black morocco (adorned with a laurel wreath). Good copy. Dictionary of Physics Paulian enjoyed some success and was reprinted many times with additions; its success lies in the width of the sound spectrum study - the divining rod, scientists, comets, and arid parts of arithmetic, until the last aerostatic experiments - and didactic quality articles; Paulian, long time professor at Avignon in fact this talent to explain the most complex in an affordable way without betraying things is particularly the case for the Newtonian system which he was particularly fond. This dictionary is not for scholars but an amateur public science. Chez Gaude A Nimes 1789 5 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm) relié

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        Méchanique Morale, ou Essai sur l'Art de Perfectionner et d'Employer ses Organes, Propres, Acquis et Conquis

      First Edition. Rare. Absent the BN of France. Full Veu period. Smooth back to the net. Parts of title and volume number of red and black. Fillets border on covers. Gilt edges. Some frictions. Antoine de La Salle (1754-1829), philosopher and scientist, was certainly one of the most interesting thinkers of his time, his ideas, sometimes whimsical and messy made him the leader of the physico-moral school. The share of physiognomy naturally has an important role in this theory. The Mechanics is both a classic treatise of physiognomy, and another to consider the relationship between the moral and body way from an educational perspective. Besides this, the Mechanics is also a treaty of understanding and logic, there are theories about the phonetics and linguistics, in short everything related to human, moral, intellectual and physical. The room had an eventful life, made many trips, visited America and Asia, studied the relationship between Buddhism and Christianity, wrote an unpublished history of China, and learned Arabic. Then, having left the Navy, he surveyed Europe, living in Spain and Italy before returning to settle in Paris where he devoted himself to philosophy and science. S.n. A Genève [Auxerre] 1789 in 8 (13x20cm) viij (1f.) 416pp. et (2f) vj, (1f) (1fbc.) 464pp. 2 Tomes reliés en 2 vol

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        Recueil de chansons, epitres, elégies composées par madame Lagarde née Bonnay

      Manuscript written by the author in 1789, when the first poem and binding until 1847.Plein eighteenth mottled calf. Dos silent tooled raised. Gilt edges. Rubbing and scuffs on spine and jaw. Slots certain casing of the upper jaw. 3 corners émoussés.Le manuscript was started by the author at the age of 13, 14, and continued until his death; it is composed of many songs (bouquets, couplets, etc.) for a variety of occasions, and some worms. We can reconstruct the life of the author, through his work on small and large events. The manuscript ends with an acrostic poem. The handwritten pages occupy two thirds of the book, the rest remained blank. Precious testimony of the education of girls and the Status féminine.Ex libris Christian Léon-Dufour Sn. Sl. 1789 - 1847 In 4 (18x22,5cm) 299pp. (1) relié

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        Befestigungsplan mit Karte der Umgebung und Belagerung i.J. 1758; darunter Legende ('Plan De Dusseldorff').

      . Kupferstich v. Georg Joseph Cöntgen n. Laurids de Therbu, 1789, 35,5 x 23,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Landschaft mit Rundtempel, Figuren und Herde.

      . Radierung, auf grautonigem Bütten. 13:30,6 cm. Literatur: JFF (XIXe siecle). - Vorzüglicher, vollrandiger Abdruck.. Ursprünglich Diplomat, entwarf Denon nach der Französischen Revolution von 1789 auf Anregung J. L. Davids (1748-1825) die Costumes republicains als Vorbilder für das offizielle Nationalkostüm. 1798-1799 begleitete er Napoleon Bonaparte als Kriegszeichner nach Italien und Ägypten. 1788 erwarb er das gesamte radierte Werk von Rembrandt aus der Sammlung A.M. Zanetti in Venedig. Seit 1804 war er Generalinspektor der Museen in Paris, in dieser Funktion wählte er in den eroberten Ländern die Kunstschätze aus, die Napoleon als Siegestrophäen nach Paris bringen ließ. Denon betätigte sich als Kunstsammler, Schriftsteller, Zeichner, Radierer, Lithograph und Medailleur. "Daneben sammelte er Kunstwerke und radierte mit leichter Hand kleine Bildnisse von geistreichen Zeitgenossen und schönen Damen der Gesellschaft...". (zitiert aus: Thieme-Becker, Bd. IX, S. 79).

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        An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; With Various Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland Quarto

      London: Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [and three others, 1789. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning; with the 23 plates, all but two folding, two with minor tears, else an attractive copy First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals

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        Hijos De Madrid, Ilustres En Santidad, Dignidades, Armas, Ciencias Y Artes. Diccionario Historico Por El Orden Alfabetico De Sus Nombres, Que Consagra al Illmo. y Nobilisimo Ayuntamiento de la Imperial y Coronada Villa de Madrid

      Madrid: Oficina De D. Benito Cano, 1789. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Four volumes in contemporary acid calf, published 1789-1791, second volume has two tears in the leather where it adhered to the front of volume one, gilt spines, corners bumped, small scratches (Volumes III and IV), hinges and bindings intact. Marbled end papers, damp stain to bottom, right corner of free endpapers through first portions of text (Volumes I and II). Volumes I and IV have second damp stain along outside margin scattered throughout, text unaffected, light worming; still attractive overall and mostly clean. Vol I: [16], 423. Vol II: [8], 435 (401-408 repeated but nothing lacking). Vol III: 436. Vol IV: [4], 466, [1]. Important and much reprinted dictionary of historical figures born in Madrid. Alvarez y Baena, himself a native of Madrid, expanded upon some of the earlier works of Jerome de la Quintana, Gil Dávila and Leon Pinelo. Size: Octavo (8vo). 4-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045278.

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        Bucolica, Georgica et Aeneis

      Grand in-4 (32,5 x 25,4 cm), titre, (1) ff., 430 pp., (1) ff., maroquin rouge, dos lisse finement orné, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, petites bandes de maroquin brun ornées, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Très bel exemplaire, sur beau papier vélin, grand de marges. Tampon sur le titre " Domus Acheolani Societates Jesu", et ex-dono manuscrit sur la première page de garde "ex-dono Domini De l'Epine, anno 1832". // Tall quarto (32,5 x 25,4 cm), titre, (1) ff., 430 pp., (1) ff., red morocco, smooth spine nicely tooled, green morocco label, brown morocco small bands tooled, gilt triple fillets border on covers, fillet on turns-in, dentelle inside, all edges gilt (contemporary binding). Very fine copy, on nice vellum paper with wide margins. Stamp on title page " Domus Acheolani Societates Jesu", and handwritten note on first end-paper "ex-dono Domini De l'Epine, anno 1832".

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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DU CONSEIL SUPÉRIEUR DE SAINT- DOMINGUE. DU VINGT- NEUF DÉCEMBRE MIL SEPT CENT QUATRE- VINGT-NEUF.

      2pp. Folded folio sheet, retaining the conjugate blank. Minor edge wear, small areas of discoloration on front page, else near fine. Untrimmed. A rare extract from the records of the Higher Council of Saint Domingue, from Dec. 29 1789. This measure, ignoring the ongoing French Revolution, suspends an assignment entrusted to Mr. Ruotte on the visit and inventory of courts administration services and bailiwicks in Cap Français. Very rare, with only one copy in OCLC, at Brown. OCLC 79464087.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ART OF DYING WOOL, SILK, AND COTTON

      8vo. contemporary full leather. xvi, 508 pages. Ron 0510. Bound together with works of Pierre Joseph Macquer (Ron 0702) and Lepileur d'Apligny (Ron 0666). Second English edition according to Lawrie 304. Translated from the French. Dedication, preface by the translator, explanation of plates. Six engraved plates follow text. Ex-library with markings. Spine covering lacking. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Previous owner's name on title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kongl. Vitterhets Historie och Antiquitets Academiens Handlingar.

      Första - Femtonde delen. Tryckt i Kongl. Tryckeriet, Stockholm 1789. Stockholm, Tryckt hos Anders Zetterberg 1791 och 1793. Stockholm, Tryckte hos Johan C. Holmberg 1795. Stockholm, Tryckte hos Joh. Pehr Lindh 1796, 1800, 1802 och 1808. Stockholm, tryckte hos Henrik And. Nordström, 1811, 1816, 1822, 1826 och 1830. Stockholm, Tryckte hos P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1838, 1839. 8:o. (6),409,(blank),(2 sista blank) s. + utvikbar graverad plansch (skuren inom ram i nede kant); (4),618 s. + 2 uvikbara graverade planscher; (4),499,(1) s. + 2 utvikbara graverade planscher; (4),400 s. + utvikbar tabell; (4),419,(1)s. + 2 graverade planscher, varav en utvikbar; (4),478,(2); (4),467,(1); (4),466 s. + 7 graverade planscher, varav 5 utvikbara; (4),512; (4),439 s. + utvikbar Stam-Tafla öfver Friherreliga Ätten Rosenhane N:o 29; (4),379,(1 blank) s. + 3 utvikbara graverade planscher; (4),406; (4),396; (4),395,(3, varav 2 blanka) s. + 5 graverade planscher, varav 4 utvikbara; (4),401,(3, varav 2 blanka). Del 1-2, 4 och 10-15 i samtida halvskinnband, del 3 i senare halvskinnband, Del 5-6 i marmorerade pappomslag, blekta ryggar. Del 7-9 oskurna i samtida gråpappomlag. Banden ej uniforma 1 och 2 i sig uniforma liksom 4 och 10-15 i sig uniforma, ryggen på del 4 dock mörkare. Del 4 en del blad i början med fuktfläck. Del 6 sidan 376 till slutet med fuktfläck, från liten i yttre kant tills större in i texten. Sidan 457 til slutet och bakre pärm musgnagda i yttre kant som mest 12 mm. Del 11,12, 14 och 15 med raderad text på främre pärms spegel. Del 14 och 15 delis något bruntonad inlaga. Del 15 ett par blad med fuktfläck i nedre kant. Del 1-3 20 x 13 cm. Del 4 och 10-15 20 x 12,5 cm. Del 5-9 21 x 13 cm. 15 volymer.6

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        A VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA, BY FATHER JEROME LOBO, A PORTUGUESE MISSIONARY. CONTAINING THE HISTORY, NATURAL, CIVIL, AND ECCLESIASTICAL, OF THAT REMOTE AND UNFREQUENTED COUNTRY, CONTINUED DOWN TO THE BEGINNING OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: WITH FIFTEEN DISSERTATIONS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, RELATING TO THE ANTIQUITIES, GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, MANNERS, AND NATURAL HISTORY, OF ABYSSINIA. BY M. LE GRAND. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY ... TO WHICH ARE ADDED, VARIOUS OTHER TRACTS BY THE SAME AUTHOR, NOT PUBLISHED BY SIR JOHN HAWKINS OR MR STOCKDALE

      London: Printed for Elliot and Kay ... And C. Elliot, Edinburgh, 1789.. [4],248,247-500,[2]pp. Large octavo. Original boards, untrimmed. Boards unfortunately rebacked at some point in the 20th century with black binder's tape, title and a few margins a bit dusty, signs of repair along inner hinge, otherwise a good copy, rather uncommon untrimmed. Chemise and cloth slipcase, gilt label. Second edition, edited by George Gleig, and including the supplementary letters and articles by Johnson including "The Story of the Cock-Lane Ghost ...." Gleig's general Preface takes to task the textual sloppiness of the first edition, and criticizes the edition of the works edited by Hawkins and Stockdale. Some copies of this edition were issued with a half-title (not present here) designating it as a supplementary volume to Stockdale's edition. The terminal advert leaf is present. COURTNEY & SMITH, pp. 3-4. FLEEMAN 35.2LV/2. ESTC T110318.

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        Elementos de mineralogía

      1789 - Madrid, Don Plácido Barco López, 1789. 384 pp. Encuadernación en tapa dura. En buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne,

      London: by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son,, 1789. in the County of Southampton: with Engravings, and an Appendix. Quarto. Original marbled boards, paper spine and spine label, edges untrimmed. Housed in a brown full morocco book-form drop-down box and slipcase by Mounteney. 7 engraved plates, 2 folding, one of which is a panoramic view of Selbourne as frontispiece. The Natural History and The Antiquities each have their own section-title with an engraved vignette. Complete with appendices in Latin, an index and list of errata. With the usual misprints: p. 292 misnumbered 262, sig. Ppp 2 misassigned Pp2, and pp. 441?-2 omitted from pagination sequence but text continuous. Armorial bookplates of W. H. Mullens (early 20th century), Harold Greenhill (1941) to front pastedown, H. Bradley Martin bookplate to chemise. Near-contemporary ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper and title page. Spine and board edges quite rubbed, with the title label mostly illegible, discrete repair to joints, light spotting to a few end leaves, a few small perforations to first blank, faint damp-stain to frontis at bottom edge, otherwise notably clean and fresh within, only lightly cockled, a remarkably nice copy in the original boards, very good condition overall. First edition of this classic text of both English natural history and literature, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica), uncommon in contemporary binding. The book is arranged into three sequences of letters ?- those addressed to Pennant and to Barrington forming the natural history portion of the volume, the remainder forming an account of parish antiquities. This lovely copy, preserved in the original boards, has a superb provenance history - bearing the ownership inscription first of the author's nephew Thomas Holt White (1763?-1841), dated 1804, who was the eldest son of Gilbert's younger brother the noted naturalist and literary critic also called Thomas Holt White (1724?-1797). Gilbert White, without children himself, took much care and interest in his nephews, and Rashleigh Holt-White, Gilbert's great-grand-nephew, stated in his biography (John Murray, 1901) of the naturalist that his nephew Thomas "knew him very well". Rashleigh also notes that nephew Thomas was in fact originally intended by Gilbert to be bequeathed the house at Selborne, although this was ultimately left to brother Benjamin. It should be noted that White's Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne was in some ways a family project, produced and proliferated with fraternal support around a shared interest in naturalism and in Selborne house - brother Benjamin White (c.1725-1794) publishing the book, and brother Thomas Holt reviewing it in the Gentleman's Magazine. The copy also has the ownership inscription of an "Anna White, 20 February 1822", and on the title page the ownership inscription "Edward Cotsford, to Miss M. Rundell", untraced. Proceeding into the 20th century, this copy also bears the armorial bookplate of W. H. Mullens, followed by the 1941 illustrated bookplate of Chicago collector Harold Greenhill (1893-1968 - member of the Caxton Club, whose books are found at Princeton University and the Newberry Library), finally finding its most illustrious destination in the collection of H. Bradley Martin, with his bookplate to the chemise. A superlative copy in numerous respects.

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        Poems

      Kilmarnock: John Wilson, 1789 - Robert Burns helped Sillars get these dialect poems published (only two years after his own POEMS CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT), having recruited subscribers and himself subscribing to 11 copies. Two of the poems are addressed to Burns First edition. 8vo. 247pp. Full modern red morocco gilt, raised bands gilt- lettered spine, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., by TOUT. Title leaf skillfully repaired at inner margin, otherwise a fine, attractive copy, with bookplates of Henry William Poor, Louis H. Silver, and Abel Berland. Egerer 14 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gil Blas di Santillano, storia galante Tratta dall'Idioma Francese nell'Italiano da D. Giulio Monti, canonico bolognese.

      appresso li fratelli Walther,, In Dresda, 1789 - Quattro volumi di cm. 16, pp. (14) 344; 307 (3); 328 (4); 353 (5). Con quattro affascinanti incisioni in seppia all'antiporta di ciascun volume. Bella ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi romantici in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Una minima traccia di bruciatura che intacca (per pochi millimetri) il margine bianco di alcune pagine al secondo volume, peraltro perfetta conservazione. Rara traduzione italiana settecentesca del capolavoro di Lesage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITÉ ÉLÉMENTAIRE DE CHIMIE, PRÉSENTÉ DANS UN ORDER NOUVEAU ET D;APRÈS LES DÉCOUVERTES MODERNES

      Cuchet, Paris, France 1789 - 8vo. contemporary full calf, gilt-stamped black leather labels on spine. xliv, 322; viii, 326; iv, 259+(1) pages, plates. 3 Volumes. Text in French. New edition (Cole 776). Preliminary comments, table of contents in each volume. Two foldout tables in Vol. I, tables and index follow text in Vol. II, one foldout table in Vol. III. Thirteen engraved illustrations follow text in Vol. III. Extracts from the proceedings of the French Academy of the Sciences, February 4-6, 1789, follow index in Vol. II. These extracts review this work. Volumes have been recased. Covers slightly rubbed at edges. Notations on front pastedown of Vol. I. Some tanning on endpapers. Very light, scattered foxing. contemporary full calf, gilt-stamped black leather labels on spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corona Gótica y asutriaca dividida en quatro partes

      Madrid, Benito Cano 1789 - 8º menor (14,5 x 9,8 cm.) 7 tomos. Cabeceras grabadas al cobre. Pasta española de época, lomos lisos con hilos dorados y doble tejuelo, cortes tintados. Ejemplar muy limpio y en perfecto estado. La Corona Gótica es, junto con la Idea de un príncipe político cristiano, la obra más extensa del diplomático español Diego de Saavedra Faxardo. Consta de treinta capítulos, dedicados cada uno de ellos a uno o varios de los reyes godos, desde Alarico –que no pisaría suelo hispano- hasta Don Rodrigo. Se trata de una historia profusamente anotada con las citas en latín de los historiadores y las fuentes utilizadas, entre las que ocupan un lugar muy destacado las actas de algunos concilios celebrados en España. El sentido de la historia en nuestro siglo barroco merece alguna atención. En el prólogo de la obra, Saavedra Fajardo advierte que va a contar la historia hasta la pérdida de España porque había visto publicados algunos libros de “pretensos derechos” sobre casi todas las provincias de Europa, y era necesario que una historia mostrase los derechos legítimos en que se había fundado el reino y la monarquía de España, y los que tenía a diversas provincias. Si en las Empresas había aportado “la parte teórica de la razón de estado”, con la Corona Gótica pretendía ofrecer la práctica para aprender con ella de las experiencias y acciones de los que vivieron antes. Además, puesto que la verdad difícilmente se halla en los que viven –escribe Saavedra– va a señalar “en lo que fue lo que ahora es. . la Corona Gótica de Saavedra está cuajada de máximas o ideas que desde su mismo origen iban referidas al mundo de la práctica, de lo que realmente acontecía, y cuya finalidad principal consistía en intervenir en él para dominar los hechos. Lo que de ellas cabía esperar no era que proporcionaran la verdad última de las cosas, sino que reglamentaran una conducta adecuada, que en relación a los hechos garantizasen su conveniencia.” [La Corona Gótica de Saavedra Fajardo, Belén Rosa de Gea]. Palau, 283502 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lady's Complete Guide; or Cookery and Confectionary in all their Branches...The Complete Brewe; also The Family Physician. A New Edition Improved

      London: G. Kearsley, 1789. Second Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. Early half leather over marbled boards, worn but sound. Lacking teh front endpaper, title trimmed close at the bottom with loss of date and publisher. Scattered foxing and browning, heavier in spots, scattered mostly minor stains some apparently from wax; mostly quite clean. xx, xxviii, 564pp (503-564 comprise the Complete Brewer and the Family Physician). Cagle 623 (the 3rd edition), Bitting 94, Simon 363. A prodigious collection of recipes - Cole was noteworthy in being the first author to compile a list of her sources and cite the authors that she borrowed from. She specifically cites Glasse, Mason, Raffald and Farley as authors who borrowed much without acknowledgment. Size: 8vo. Previous owner's book-plate on front pastedown. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000166.

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        A journey through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a series of letters from the right honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, to his serene highness the Margrave of Brandenbourg, Anspach, and Bareith. Written in the year M DCC LXXXVI

      G. G. J. and J. Robinson, London 1789 - 4to. [viii], 327, [1] pp With folding frontispiece map and 6 plates (1 folding). Complete, including half title and directions to the binder on the final page. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, with new morocco spine label and endpapers, marbled edges; plates contain some toning and foxing with offsetting, otherwise a very attractive, clean copy First edition. As though separating from your husband weren’t bad enough in the late nineteenth century, reports of numerous infidelities with high ranking men would certainly place you at the center of gossip and scandal. Such was the case of Lady Craven, whose indiscretions, including a ‘criminal intercourse’ with the French Ambassador in London, made her a somewhat notorious character in European high society. After separating from Lord Craven in 1783, Elizabeth left her native England and traveled extensively in France, Italy, Vienna, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, and points in-between. The present book is an account of these travels, published at the suggestion of her friend and admirer, Horace Walpole, in 1789. "This is her most important work, and it exploits to the full the gossipy and self-vindicating scope of first-person travelogue. She describes manners, customs, and landscapes, pronounces Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's favourable account of Turkey a forgery, and constructs a self-image of redoubtable British vigour as well as devoted and injured motherhood" (ODNB). As was common in travelogues of this time period, the book is composed of a series of letters. The original recipient of these missives was the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth (Christian Frederick Charles Alexander), a man she affectionately calls "brother" in the preface. A brother he was not; the couple married in late 1791, mere weeks after the death of Elizabeth’s estranged husband. Having sold his principality to the Emperor of Prussia for a tidy sum, the Margrave and Margravine Anspach lived comfortably in England, though due to their scandalous relationship they were not received in the court of George III. Despite raised eyebrows surrounding her personal life, the Magravine’s travelogue proved successful and saw a second extended edition published in 1814.Craven (1750-1828) wrote numerous satirical plays in addition to her famous travelogue. Both talented and beautiful, she had her portrait painted many times by notable artists of the day, including Romney, Gainsborough, and Reynolds. After the Margrave’s death, Craven retired to Naples and produced one final work, a frank and somewhat shocking memoir published in 1826. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: With Three Chapters on Bottomry; on Insurances of Lives; and on Insurances against Fire

      Joseph Crukshank, Philadelphia, (PA) 1789 - First American edition. 8vo. xvi, (8) xliv, 530, (45) pp. Francis Hopkinson's copy, with his ownership signature at the head of the title page and his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown; Hopkinson (1737-1791), lawyer, judge, merchant, author, musician, and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Philadelphia and was the first to earn a diploma at the College of Philadelphia, in 1757. After reading law and spending a year in England, he published a good bit of music and poetry in the 1760s; by late 1773 he had moved to Bordentown, New Jersey, where he took up the law again and rose rapidly, being elected to the Continental Congress in 1776 and signing the Declaration of Independence with other members in July. During the war he held important administrative offices and saw his house in Bordentown plundered by the British. "Though he was not preeminent in any one field the bulk of his attainments is sufficient to make his place in American history secure" (DAB). First published in London, 1787, Park's was the first legal work on insurance written by an English lawyer and the first book on the subject to appear in America. Holdsworth called it "the best text-book upon the law of insurance." A work of great authority, it went through numerous English and American editions and remained the standard text until the middle of the nineteenth century. Evans 22048. Holdsworth "History of English Law" XII, 390. Cohen "Bibliography of Early American Law" 7071. Hinges a little cracked, joints just starting to crack at ends, but a sound copy with an appealing association, the copy of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence who spent some ten years as a judge on various American admiralty courts. Contemporary calf, (rubbed, a little chipping at head of spine, corners bumped), gilt rules and leather label on spine. (#6450) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Document, signed in secretarial hand by all three as court-appointed referees, denying one "Woodbridge" any title or claim to lands mentioned in the "Tess declaration"

      Salem, Mass., june 7, 1789. (SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS) 6-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches. One page, on single folio sheet (bottom half torn away); docketed on verso with address panel "To Oliver Parsons Esq. / President of the Board of Health / Salem". Lower half of sheet torn away, without apparent loss. In clue morocco-backed cloth folder . George Cabot (1751-1823) was an American merchant, seaman, and politician, born in Salem, who became a member of the Masschusetts Provincial Congress (1775-1776); delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1777; the Director of the Massachusetts Bank in 1784; delegate to the state convention that adopted the United States Constitution in 1787; and a member of the US Senate from Massachusetts from 1791-1796. John Choate was a judge representative to the Masschusetts State Legislature from 1781-1788

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        A journey through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a series of letters from the right honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, to his serene highness the Margrave of Brandenbourg, Anspach, and Bareith. Written in the year M DCC LXXXVI

      With folding frontispiece map and 6 plates (1 folding). Complete, including half title and directions to the binder on the final page. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, with new morocco spine label and endpapers, marbled edges; plates contain some toning and foxing with offsetting, otherwise a very attractive, clean copy First edition. As though separating from your husband weren?'t bad enough in the late nineteenth century, reports of numerous infidelities with high ranking men would certainly place you at the center of gossip and scandal. Such was the case of Lady Craven, whose indiscretions, including a ?'criminal intercourse?' with the French Ambassador in London, made her a somewhat notorious character in European high society. After separating from Lord Craven in 1783, Elizabeth left her native England and traveled extensively in France, Italy, Vienna, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, and points in-between. The present book is an account of these travels, published at the suggestion of her friend and admirer, Horace Walpole, in 1789. ?"This is her most important work, and it exploits to the full the gossipy and self-vindicating scope of first-person travelogue. She describes manners, customs, and landscapes, pronounces Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's favourable account of Turkey a forgery, and constructs a self-image of redoubtable British vigour as well as devoted and injured motherhood?" (ODNB). As was common in travelogues of this time period, the book is composed of a series of letters. The original recipient of these missives was the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth (Christian Frederick Charles Alexander), a man she affectionately calls ?"brother?" in the preface. A brother he was not; the couple married in late 1791, mere weeks after the death of Elizabeth?'s estranged husband. Having sold his principality to the Emperor of Prussia for a tidy sum, the Margrave and Margravine Anspach lived comfortably in England, though due to their scandalous relationship they were not received in the court of George III. Despite raised eyebrows surrounding her personal life, the Magravine?'s travelogue proved successful and saw a second extended edition published in 1814. Craven (1750-1828) wrote numerous satirical plays in addition to her famous travelogue. Both talented and beautiful, she had her portrait painted many times by notable artists of the day, including Romney, Gainsborough, and Reynolds. After the Margrave?'s death, Craven retired to Naples and produced one final work, a frank and somewhat shocking memoir published in 1826.

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        De re diplomatica Libri VI

      Ex typ. Vincentii Ursini,, Neapoli, 1789 - Due grossi volumi in folio (cm. 45), pp. (2), xx, 668; viii, 116, clxxx. Bell'antiporta figurata l primo volume, frontespizi con vignette incise raffiguranti vedute del golfo di Napoli e del Vesuvio, molte incisioni nel testo, splendidi capolettera e testate figurate e 69 tavole incise in rame da Cimarelli, spesso ripiegate o a doppia pagina. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Solo un po' di sporco ai bordi dei piatti, peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, fresco, marginoso e stampato su carta di ottima qualità. Celebre ed elegante edizione di questo classico della scienza paleografica. Cfr. PMM 158 per l'edizione originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period

      London: Printed for the author and sold by Payne and Son, 1789. Second Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. 4 volumes. xviii, 501; 597; xi, 622; 688 p. 9 plates plus extensive examples of notation. Rebound. Bookplate and discreet library markings. Mild to moderate foxing. A composer and musician, Burney started to think about writing this history of music while an organist in Norfolk. Honoured by Oxford University in 1769, his many successes did not distract from this main writing goal. The first volume, published in 1776, was immediately well received. His biggest successes may have been his children, however; his eldest daughter was a harpsichord child prodigy, one son became a distinguished officer in the Royal Navy, another son was a well-known clergyman, and a daughter became the famous author Madame D'Arblay.

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        A Catalogue of the Books belonging to the Library Company of Philadelphia; to which is prefixed, a Short Account of the Institution, with the Charter, Laws and Regulations

      xl, 406 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, mid-19th-cent. half-morocco & marbled boards (two ink stains to upper cover), spine gilt. Philadelphia: Z. Poulson, 1789. The first of the modern catalogues describing the book collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia. Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, it was the first subscription library established in North America. From the Revolutionary War to 1800, when the national government was in Philadelphia, the Library Company also served as the Library of Congress. Until the 1850s it was the largest public library in America. The earliest surviving catalogue of the collection was issued in 1741. That catalogue and the subsequent pre-Revolutionary War catalogues, issued in 1757, 1764, and 1770, were all arranged in an extremely inconvenient method, preventing readers from identifying books they wanted. When the printer and newspaper publisher Zachariah Poulson, Jr. became the librarian in 1785, he compiled and printed the present indexed catalogue. The arrangement of this catalogue was greatly influenced by the Enlightenment. We learn from the "Advertisement" that "in conformity to the general delineation of human science, laid down by Bacon, and afterwards illustrated and enlarged by D'Alembert, the books have been divided into three classes, corresponding with the three great divisions of the mental faculties -- Memory, Reason and Imagination." This arrangement was greatly facilitated by an excellent author index at the end. Fine copy. Early signature of "Th. Muendemann (?)." ❧ Winans 131. .

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        Zoho tosho [Kashira Gaki] Kimmozui taisei [trans.: An Illustrated Encyclopedia]

      Very numerous full-page woodcut illus. in the text. 270 folding leaves. 21 vols. bound in ten. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers (somewhat worn & rubbed), orig. block printed title labels on upper covers (rubbed & frayed), new stitching. Kyoto: 1789. The fullest of many editions, each enlarged with additional woodcuts, of this important and richly illustrated encyclopedia. The first edition appeared in 1666. The well-known illustrator Shimokobe Shusui (d. 1797 or 98), has furnished the hundreds of handsome full-page illustrations. He was "one of the few Kyoto artists who worked in the Ukiyo-ye manner. He studied first with a teacher of the Kano school and then went to Yedo, where he was a contemporary with Shunsho in Shunsui's studio. A number of interesting illustrated books were left by him."-Brown, Block Printing & Book Illustration in Japan, p. 162-(and listing the present work). This encyclopedia covers astronomy, geography, architecture, occupations of every sort and level, anatomy, costumes, valuable art objects, tools, musical instruments, fireworks, toys, arms and armor, various kinds of boats and carriages, agricultural tools, weaving, basketry, mills, carpenters' tools, hydraulic machinery, fishing equipment, clocks, household furniture, cosmetics, cooking utensils, dinner ware, decorative ceramics, tea ceremony utensils, weighing scales, knife sharpeners, cleaning utensils, armillary spheres, musical instruments, archery, games (including go), street entertainers, Buddhist ceremonial ornaments, furniture for temples, coffins, the animal world (including imaginary animals and endless species of fish), rice and grains and their finished products, vegetables and fruits, trees, flowers and plants, philosophers, historical figures in Japan and China, famous artists and poets, and deities. Nakamura (1629-1702), was a scholar of Confucianism and therefore was able to write such a broad-ranged encyclopedia. He was an authority in astronomy, surveying, and music theory. Minor worming here and there but a very good set. Rare when complete. .

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        An Essay to Direct and Extend the Inquiries of Patriotic Travellers; with further observations on the means of preserving the life, health, & property of the Unexperienced

      London: Printed for the Author, and Sold By Mr. Robinson, Mr Debrett, Mr Payne..., 1789. [2], xxviii, 526. [2], vi, [2], ii, 283pp. Engraved frontispiece to Vol I, both titles engraved, five folding tables. Contemporary sheep, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering pieces. Splitting to now strengthened joints. Chipping to head and foot of each spine, bumping to corners. Internally immaculate. A fascinatingly unusual late eighteenth century manual for intellectual European travel, composed by the Moravian philanthropist and man of letters Count Leopold von Berchtold (1759-1809), who was described by Southey in a letter to Cottle (c.1796) as 'one of those rare characters who spend their lives in doing good, it is his custom in every country he visits to publish books in its language on some subject of practical utility - these he gave away'. Consisting of two distinct parts, the first volume outlines a general methodology for the inquisitve traveller before launching into more than four hundred pages of questions pertinent to understanding the political, social, economic, cultural and educational situation of the nation visited, whilst the second forms an extensive bibliography of English and Continental travel works. The student of the Berchtold methodology was encouraged to note down the responses to the most important of the thousands of questions, ranging in topic from 'Law and Government', 'Philanthrophic Society' and 'State of the Peasanty to 'Navigation upon the Sea' to 'Finance' and 'Navy', in the tables provided. A student of the Berchtold method, if not arrested on suspicion of espionage, would surely have gained a more rounded appreciation of the state of Europe than most Grand Tourists. Rare in commerce, with no copy appearing in the rooms since 1978. ESTC T89033.. First Edition. 8vo.

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        Lettre Adressé au roi par M. de Calonne, le 9 Février 1789

      Londres [Paris?]: de l'Imprimerie de T. Spilsbury, n.d. [1789] - ESTC notes four other printings of this with different pagination, but not this, with 208 pages, which is possibly a false imprint. Calonne had the dubious honor of being Minister of Finance under Louis XVI, and left for England on the outbreak of the Revolution. Bound with four other titles: (1) VERMOND, l'Abbé de. La Cour Plénière, Héroï-Tragi-Comédie . jouée le 14 Juillet 1788 . viii, 104pp. 8vo, Baville: ls Veuve Liberté, 1788. (2) _______. La Dernière edition de la Cour Plénière . iii, 115pp. 8vo, Baville, 1788. (3) LE FRANC DE POMPIGNAN, Jean-George. Le Lever de Bâville, Drame Héroïque . Pour servir de suite à la Cour Plénière . 76pp. 8vo, Rome: Chez Barbarini, n.d. (4) LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. La France plus qu'Angloise, ou Comparaison entre la Procédure entamée à Paris le 25 Septembre 1788, contre les Ministres du Roi de France, et le Procès intenté à Londres en 1640, au Comte de Strafford, principal Ministre de Charles Ier, Roi d'Angleterre . Troisième edition. 141pp. 8vo, Bruxelles, 1789 (ECONOMICS - FRENCH REVOLUTION) Later printing. 8vo. 208pp. Contemporary calf, marbled endpapers, gilt spine. Very good. Bound with four other titles (see below). Kress 1554 & 1555 (different issues, of the same year) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Death of General Wolfe

      Germany: Klauber, 1789. No binding. Very Good+. Image: 49.5 x 63 cm. Paper: 50 x 63.7 cm. circa 1789. Uncoloured engraving by Theod. Falckeysen after the painting by Benjamin West. This image depicts distraught Grenadiers standing and kneeling by the side of a fallen General Wolfe at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec. The on-going combat can be seen in the background. Uncommon engraving. 1/8" nick in top left paper edge. With very light soiling to top border. A good clean dark strike with plate mark. Overall condition is very good+. Signatures and inscriptions:Painted by B. West, / Historical Painter to His MAJESTY Recto, l.r.: Engraved by Theod. Falckeysen / To the King's most Excellent Majesty / This plate, THE DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE, is with / His gracious Permission humbly dedicated by his Majesty's most dutiful Servant. / Theod. Falckeysen. / From the original Picture in the Collection of Lord Grosvenor. / Is sold in Basil at Theod. Falckeisen in Augsburg at brother Klauber.Falckeysen is not a well known engraver but obviously a skillfull Swiss engraver.

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        "Vue du Rhin a Lauffenbourg". Blick vom jenseitigen Ufer über Wasserfall auf Rheinbrücke und Schloß rechts, im Vordergrund Personenstaffage.

      . Kupferstich von B.R. Comte nach G.F. Gmelin, 1789, 39 x 53 cm.. Stimmungsvolles und lebendig staffagiertes Blatt: im Wasserfall ein Boot, das an langen Seilen von Männern beiderseits des Flusses gehalten wird. - Mit schmalem Rändchen, am oberen Rand sorgfältig hinterlegter Einriß.

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        L'ADONE. Poema del Cavalier Marino con gl'Argomenti, le Allegorie, e l'aggiunta di pezzi fuggitivi.

      Poggiali) 1789 Opera completa in quattro volumi, dedicata alla Regina di Francia e di Navarra Maria de' Medici. Cm.17,6x9. Pg.XLIV, 492; 482; 464; 384. Legature in mz.pelle con titoli in oro al dorso e piatti marmorizzati. Frontespizi decorati con incisione arcadica. Ritratto dell'Autore inciso in ovale all'antiporta del primo volume. Opera adorna di venti tavole decorative incise fuori testo, collazionate all'inizio di ciascuno dei venti canti che compongono l'Opera. Le carte del testo, non le tavole, sono su carta azzurrina. Il primo volume è preceduto dalla "Dedicazione" dell'Autore e da un "Elogio del Cav. Marino scritto dall'Editore". In fine al quarto volume sono riportati gli "Opuscoli del Signor Cav. Marino: La notte; La Pastorella; Lidia abbandonata; Amore incostante; Trastulli estivi; La lontananza; La bella vedova; Duello amoroso". "L'Adone" costituisce lo sfogo sfarzoso e orgiastico di una libera, varia e intemperante immaginazione, di tutto curiosa e a tutto, in fondo, indifferente: anche alla voluttà, nella quale parve ad alcuno di ravvisare il nucleo centrale dell'Opera" (L.Vigliani).

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        TRATADO GENERAL DE MONEDAS, PESAS, MEDIDAS Y CAMBIOS DE TODAS LAS NACIONES, REDUCIDAS A LAS QUE SE USAN EN ESPAÑA

      - Madrid, Imp. Benito Cano, 1789, folio piel, VIII+LXVIII+240+36+164+91 págs. (Esta obra corresponde al tomo 2º de la Biblioteca del Comercio, que se compone de 5 volúmenes, de los cuales forma cada uno de por si, una obra completa)

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        EXTRAIT DES REGISTRES DU CONSEIL SUPÉRIEUR DE SAINT- DOMINGUE. DU VINGT-NEUF DÉCEMBRE MIL SEPT CENT QUATRE- VINGT-NEUF

      Port-au-Prince: Chez Bourdon, [Dec. 29, 1789].. 2pp. Folded folio sheet, retaining the conjugate blank. Minor edge wear, small areas of discoloration on front page, else near fine. Untrimmed. A rare extract from the records of the Higher Council of Saint Domingue, from Dec. 29 1789. This measure, ignoring the ongoing French Revolution, suspends an assignment entrusted to Mr. Ruotte on the visit and inventory of courts administration services and bailiwicks in Cap Français. Very rare, with only one copy in OCLC, at Brown. OCLC 79464087.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield. A Tale. Supposed to be written by himself.

      . 4th edition. Berlin: August Mylius 1789. With copperengraved frontispiece and titlevignette. (4) + 320 + (1) pp. Contemporary, faded halfleather with label on spine. Old name on flyleaf, name cut of flyleaf..

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        Firenze Antica,e Moderna Ilustrata (8 tomes)

      Pietro Allegrini-Iacopo Grazioli- J.a Bouchard-a.g.Pagani, Firenze 1789 - 8 volumes :1789 ,402pp 2t. 1790 ,427pp 3t.+ prefa. 1791,386pp 2t. 1792,388pp,3t. 1794,385pp 1 t. 1795,384pp 1 tv, 1797,384pp 3t. 1802,342pp+22pp addizioni 1t. chaque page de titre est orné d'une gravure (le lion et le duomo) Les 8 volumes sont en bon état plats,dos et intèrieur. Size: 17x12cm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mrs Goodall

      London: Published by R. Sayer & Co. Fleet Street, 1789. Stipple, colour printed a la poupée. Printed on wove paper. Collectors blindstamp of a star in left margin. Collectors mark not identified in Lugt but attributed to the eighteenth century. In excellent condition. This charming colour-printed portrait by Robert Laurie depicts the celebrated actress Charlotte Goodall in the character of Adeline in "The Battle of Hexham". Charlotte Goodall (1766-1830) was the daughter of Stanton, who managed a "sharing company" in Staffordshire. She joined the stage at an early age, and made her first successful début in Bath as Rosalind in "As You Like It." She made a name for herself as a Shakespearean actress in the provinces and quickly joined Kemble's Drury Lane theatre in London. She was primarily a supporting actress, working with such noted thespians as Mrs. Farren and Mrs. Jordan, but she was known for her roles in "breechers parts," playing such noted cross-dressers as Viola in "Twelfth Night," and Adeline in George Coleman's "The Battle of Hexham." It is in this celebrated role, as the cross-dressing Adeline, that Laurie depicts Mrs. Goodall. "The Battle of Hexham" was a three-act musical drama in which an abandoned wife, Adeline, disguises herself as a soldier in order to search for her fugitive husband, Gondibert. Dictionary of National Biography ; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 4; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections 2872.

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        LEXICON HEBRAICUM ET CHALDAEO-BIBLICUM. Ordine alphabetico tam primigenia, quam derivata Veteris Testamenti Hebraica, et Chaldaica verba, et Latina eorundem interpretationes. A cura di Giuseppe Montaldi.

      Zempel, Roma 1789 - Opera completa in quattro volumi. Testo latino. Cm.22,3x14. Pg.XXIV, 1906 complessive. Legature in mz.tela con piatti marmorizzati. Tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Esemplari in barbe. Fondamentale testo di lingua ebraica dell'erudito Giovanni Buxtorf (Camen in Wastfalia, 1564-1629) che tenne per 38 anni la cattedra di lingua ebraica all'Università di Basilea. 2850 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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