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Gli amori di Anacreonte o sia collezione delle sue odi di amoroso argomento Tradotte dal conte Xaverio Broglio d'Ajano

By: Anacreon

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Place Not Identified, Publisher Unstated: 1790

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39156

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l. & 92 pages; Very scarce first edition of Count Xaverio Broglio d'Ajano's verse translation of odes by Anacreon into Italian. It was probably printed somewhere in Italy around 1790, though there is no date printed. It probably was made in the Marche, near Macerata, where the translator was a Senator in the Repubblica romana. (The date comes from a catalogue entry in the database of the Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le i... View more info

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De la Generation des Vers dans le Corps de l'Homme - Tome Second (only)

By: Andry de Bois-Regard, Nicolas

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Paris, La Veuve Alix : Lambert & Durand: 1741

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 40287

Condition: Very Good


Vol. 2; De la nature et des especes de cette maladie; des moyens de s'en preserver et de la guerir. Troisiemme edition, considérablement augmentée, & formant un ouvrage nouveau. Volume 2 only. Contents clean and tight in contemporary 18th century full mottled calf binding with five raised bands at spine and extensive gilt decorative stamping in compartments, leather titles label at spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Leather beginning to s... View more info

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Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent"

By: Anonymous

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Genève [but probably Paris], Ch.- J. Panckoucke: 1773

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41470

Condition: Very Good


On offer here is an attractive volume in 18th century full calf, bound in the French style, (flat spine with floral tools in gilt, red label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges decoratively stained red). The volume in which these interesting numbers of the now-scarce 'Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe' is in a handsome contemporary binding which shows only minor rubbing -- mostly along the hinges, apart ... View more info

Istoria del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo rappresentata con bellissime figure con spiegazioni estratte da' Santi Padri, che molto edificano e servono a ben ordinare i costumi in ogni genere di persone

By: Anonymous [Rockwell Kent's copy]

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Venice, nella stamperia di Giambatista Albrizzi: 1770

Seller ID: 41505

Condition: Good+


8 p.l., 766 & [2] pages; Original flexible paste-paper boards. Spine quite worn, with upper portion now missing, exposing the sewing and the folded ends of the gatherings, some soiling and marks to the front and rear covers, hinges still attached by the sewing, upper corner of the first several leaves bumped, some lifting to the front paste-down endpaper. With engraved frontispiece and over 100 half-page illustrations throughout, along with an assortment of woodcut dec... View more info

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L'Art d'aimer, et Poésies Diverses

By: Bernard, Pierre-Joseph

Price: $124.95

Publisher: N.p., No Publisher Recorded: circa 1775

Seller ID: 41485

Condition: Good+


2 p.l. & 170 pages; Contemporary full calf, front cover detached but present; large portions of the original spine are now lacking. Text clean, sewing intact. This is most likely a counterfeit edition of L'Art d'aimer by the poet called "Gentil-Bernard" by Voltaire. The lines with which Voltaire awarded this designation are printed on the verso of the half title to this edition: "Les Trois Bernards." There is an engraved title without publisher's imp... View more info

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ANALYSES COMPARATIVES DES CENDRES D'Un Grand Nombre De Végétaux Suivies De L'Analyse De Différentes Terres Végétales

By: Berthier, M. P

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Paris, Bouchard-Huzard: 1854

Seller ID: 38853

Condition: Very Good+


131 pages; Extrait des Mémoires de la Société impériale et centrale d'agriculture, Chimie Agricole. Quarter calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Raised bands with gilt lettering and accent lines. LC release stamp on first blank. Leather lightly rubbed at head & tail of spine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic rendering... View more info

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Le Nouveau Testament - C'est a dire la Nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ, Nouvelle édition Revue par les pasteurs et professeurs de Geneve

By: Bible

Price: $475.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, chez J. van Heekeren, A. Hasebroek, la veuve de G. de Groot, B. Beaumond & Comp.: 1708

Seller ID: 39503

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated pages; Handsome binding, from the end of the eighteenth century -- polished brown calf, flat spine with panels formed by delicate tooling in gilt, decorative acid staining to the covers, which display a border of small gilt tools, marbled endpapers. Minor wear to the binding, with light rubbing at the spine ends, corners and a faint line of rubbing running down the center of the spine. Title page entirely engraved. This handsome French New Testament is espe... View more info

Image for Schreiben des Herrn Ignatz von Born ... an Herrn Franz Grafen von Kinsky ... ueber einen ausgebrannten Vulkan bey der Stadt Eger in Böhmen

Schreiben des Herrn Ignatz von Born ... an Herrn Franz Grafen von Kinsky ... ueber einen ausgebrannten Vulkan bey der Stadt Eger in Böhmen

By: Born, Ignaz von

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Prag [Prague], bey Wolfgang Gerle,: 1773

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39271

Condition: Very Good-


16 pages; Unbound (possibly extracted from a volume). Very light soiling to the title page and final page. Ignaz von Born [1742-1791] was a mineralogist and metallurgist, who became a significant figure in botany, and other branches of natural history. He was also a prominent freemason, (whose writing influenced Mozart, both as a mason, and as a major source for the structure and intellectual foundations of "The Magic Flute." Indeed, some writers suggest that ... View more info

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THESAURUS NUMMORUM SUEO-GOTHICORUM

By: Brenners, Elias

Price: $999.95

Publisher: Holmiae (Stockholm), Joh. Laur. Horrn: 1731

Seller ID: 39021

Condition: Very Good


Engraved Plates; Very good, in worn 19th century red half morocco. Best edition of the great work on Scandinavian numismatics (rare first edition was 1691) -- with 1780 bibliography at end. Illustrated by Engraved plates of coins. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

The History of the Revolutions of Portugal, from the foundation of that kingdom to the year MDCLXVII With letters of Sir Robert Southwell, during his embassy there, to the Duke of Ormond; Giving a particular Account of the deposing Alfonso, and placing Don Pedro on the Throne

By: Carte, Thomas ; [1686-1754]

Price: $749.95

Publisher: London, Printed for John Osborn at the Golden Ball in Pater-Noster Row, MDCCXL: 1740

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41492

Condition: Very Good+


[2], xiv, [8], 374, [2, ads] pages; Contemporary full calf, raised bands on the spine, pairs of simple gilt rules outline the edges of the covers and surround the raised bands -- if there was a spine label, it is now missing. The front free-endpaper is now gone, and the rear free-endpaper remains only as a stub (the rest is neatly cut out). No marks of ownership, the binding is sound and handsome, the text clean and tight. Collation: A8 a4 B-2A8 2B4 This anonymously p... View more info

Histoire des Monts de Pieté Avec des Réflexions sur la Nature de des Établissemens

By: Cerreti, [Giovanni Battista]

Price: $349.95

Publisher: Padova, Padoue: 1752

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41493

Condition: Very Good


xii, 153 pages; Contemporary pattern-printed paper-covered boards backed with calf -- flat spine with dark red leather label lettered in gilt. Binding somewhat worn, with erosion at the head of the spine, and at the corners and edges of the boards. Old round institutional stamp on the title page, with somewhat smaller "redactio" stamp. Two old shelf mark notations on the title page; the round institutional stamp is repeated at the lower blank margin of p. 51. ... View more info

Oeuvres de D'Arnaud [ in Twelve Volumes ]

By: d'Arnaud, Francois-Thomas-Marie de Baculard ; [Clara Tice's set]

Price: $999.95

Publisher: Paris, Chez Laporte Libraire, rue Christine, M.DCC.CXV: 1795

Seller ID: 39489

Condition: Very Good


12 vols pages; Twelve volumes, 8vo, contemporary full calf, flat spines, covers with a decorative "cloud" or flame pattern, executed in acid-staining, delicate gilt borders. The flat spines have gilt-lettered labels in red and black; two of the other panels have gilt-tooled decorative "urns" -- the other two panels have an all-over pattern of gilt tools within a diagonal grid of rules. There are plum-colored endpapers, and the edges of the text-blocks a... View more info

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Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants

By: Darwin, Erasmus

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Paris, L'Imprimerie De Digeon: 1800

Seller ID: 39083

Condition: Near Fine


(iv), 412 pages; Translated by Deleuze. Suivi de notes, et de dialogues sur la poesie par J. P. F. Deleuze. This botanical poem "The Loves of the Plants," is a description of Linnaeus' sexual system of classification in verse. It comprises the second part of a famous work by Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) titled The Botanic Garden. Perhaps to the surprise of modern readers, this didactic poem was immediately popular, as the study of botany was qu... View more info

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MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE PORT-ROYAL ...

By: Du Fosse, [Pierre-Thomas -- 1634-1698]

Price: $174.95

Publisher: Utrecht, Aux Depens De La Compagnie: 1739

Seller ID: 39014

Condition: Very Good


xi, 533 pages; Full contemporary brown mottled calf, raised bands, red label lettered in gilt, swirl-marbled endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Minor stains have darkened the upper portions of the covers. Port-Royal, once a simple convent, was the center of a struggle in the French Catholic church. This book is an account of the Jansenist movement, the involvement of Blaise Pascal, etc. -- by one who was once a student at Port-Royal, and became a participant in the events o... View more info

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Instrumenta Graecorum Rustica ex Hesiodo illustrata adprob. ampl. ord. philos. in reg. academ. Upsal. praeside mag. Johanne Flodero ... pro gradu publico examini tradit Salomon Eklin

By: Eklin, Salomon

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Upsaliæ [Uppsala, Sweden], apud Joh. Edman: 1779

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39769

Condition: Very Good-


[2], 20 & [1, engraved plate] pages; Instrumenta Graecorum rustica ex Hesiodo illustrata, adprob. ampl. ord. philos. in reg. academ. Upsal. praeside mag. Johanne Flodero ... pro gradu publico examini tradit Salomon Eklin, stip. reg. Wexionia-Smolandus, in audit. Gustav. maj. d. V. Maji MDCCLXXIX. Horis ante meridiem solitis. Small 4to. A rare dissertation, stiched and sewn as issued, never bound. With the engraved plate depicting Greek farm implements, with a printed ... View more info

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A French Prosodical Grammar, or reading book calculated for the use of all those to whom the English language may be a vehicle to learn the French pronuciation. : Dedicated to the United States of America

By: Gay, Anthelme ; [ Hugh Maxwell's copy (1787-1873)]

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Printed for the author, by John Bull, no. 115, Cherry-Street: 1797

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41576

Condition: Good+


215, [1] pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, flat spine with gilt rules (now nearly rubbed away). This original binding is quite rubbed and worn, with several scrapes to the leather. The front hinge is cracked and tender, but the cover is still attached on its cords. There are two ink signatures and one set of initials in ink on the title page and facing front paste-down, along with another line. That line and one of the signatures is crossed out in ink, but ... View more info

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HORTUS REGIUS MONSPELIENSIS, SISTENS PLANTAS TUM INDIGENAS TUM EXOTICAS...

By: Gouan, Antonius

Price: $649.95

Publisher: Lyon, Fratrum De Tournes: 1762

Seller ID: 39024

Condition: Very Good


548, [32] pages; Contemporary calf, rebacked. Illustrated by Engraved 6 plates (1 folded). OCLC: 14931781 This extensive catalogue of the plants in the Montpellier Botanical Garden is the first application of Linnean classification in France. Antoine Gouan (1733 – 1821) was a French naturalist from Montpellier and an early expositor of Linnaean taxonomy in France. In 1752, Gouan received his doctorate under Antoine Magnol and practiced medicine at Saint-Éloi H... View more info

IL SEGRETARIO MODERNO O sia ammaestramenti, ed estampj per ogni sorta di lettere Tratti da piu` illustri Scrittori moderni, e proposti a chiunque voglia esercitarsi in questo nobile uffizio.

By: Gozzi, Gasparo

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Venezia, Presso Giambattista Novelli: 1774

Seller ID: 41212

Condition: Very Good-


lxii, 369 pages; Text block clean and tight in contemporary full sheepskin binding with gilt decoration at spine and red leather spine label. Spine leather has a 1/16 inch scrape near center and a chip at lower end (3/4" x 1/2"), still an attractive 18th century book. O sia ammaestramenti, ed estampj per ogni sorta di lettere Tratti da piu` illustri Scrittori moderni, e proposti a chiunque voglia esercitarsi in questo nobile uffizio. Molte importante cossi aggiun... View more info

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ITER PALAESTINUM ELLER RESA TIL HELIGA LANDET... UTGIFVEN AF CARL LINNAEUS

By: Hasselquist, Frederik

Price: $999.95

Publisher: Stockholm, n.p.: 1757

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39490

Condition: Very Good


Very good, in contemporary quarter sheep. Linnaeus sponsored Hasselquist's travels in the Holy Land, and published this book after the author's death. Soulsby 3577. In 1747, Frederic Hasselquist entered the study of his teacher Carolus Linnaeus to announce his decision to go to the Holy Land and explore its natural history. This decision was prompted by a lecture in which Linnaeus complained that the natural history of the Holy Land was almost as little know as that of t... View more info

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Geschichte des Studiums der classischen Litteratur seit dem Wiederaufleben der Wissenschaften Mit einer Einleitung welche die Geschichte der Classiker im Mittelalter enthält

By: Heeren, Arnold Hermann Ludwig

Price: $174.95

Publisher: Göttingen, Johann Georg Rosenbusch (Band 2: Johann Friedrich Röwer): 1797, 1801

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39484

Condition: Very Good+


xiv, 308; viii, 311 pages; Contemporary brown half calf over pattern-printed paper-covered boards, five raised bands on the spine, gilt-lettered labels in tan and light blue, plain endpapers, edges decoratively stained red. Two volumes bound in one. These volumes form part of a larger series: Geschichte der Künste und Wissenschaften seit der Wiederherstellung derselben bis an das Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Von einer Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer ausgearbeit... View more info