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    • LONDON, T. HARPER; PARIS, CHEZ LES MARCHANDES DE NOUVEAUTéS, 1814
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 270; 206 pp. 8vo. Contemp. half calf with green spine label (light rubbing)g. London, T. Harper; Paris, chez les marchandes de nouveautés, 1814. A libellous account about the court of Napoleon by Lews Goldsmith (ca. 1780-1846). A refugee in France, he served the country by publishing anti-British views in his journal "L'Argus, ou Londres vu de Paris". For this service, he was named sworn interpreter at the court of justice. Having committed an indiscrtion, he was almost extradited. Later on, he managed to make his peace with the British government, and directed his poison pen against France... continua a leggere
    • BRUEIL-EN-VEXIN, YVELINES, EDITIONS DU VEXIN FRANçAIS, 1974
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. Orig. stiff wrappers.. Brueil-en-Vexin, Yvelines, Editions du Vexin Français, 1974. Reprint of the 1894 edition, limited to 800 copies. Indispensable reference work on French editions of the 19th century. BIBLIOGRAPHY continua a leggere
    • PARIS, PILLET, 1818
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With 2 engr. plates, and numerous wood-engraved vignettes. 382 pp., 1 leaf. 12mo. Contemp. half calf, red spine label. Paris, Pillet, 1818. First edition of this collection of anecdotes about Parisian life by the prolific writer and dramatist de Rougemont, divided into 28 chapters dated 1817-1818, with such topics as: La journée d'un mendiant, un curé de campagne, les honnêtes gens, un bal bourgeois, la messe de minuit etc. Baron de Rougemont (1781-1840) was best know for his plays which had an enormous success at the time. Wood-engraving as a method of book illustration had only just becom... continua a leggere
    • FRANKFURT A.D. ODER, JEREMIAS HARTMANN, 1737
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Title printed in red and black. With 16 engr. plates, and 1 folding genealogical table. 3 leaves, 128 pp.; 83 pp. 4to. Contemp. sprinkled boards (somewhat rubbed). Exlibris Eugen Graf Sylva Tarouca 1880. Frankfurt a.d. Oder, Jeremias Hartmann, 1737. First edition. Dithmar (1677-1737) was professor of law in Frankfurt/Oder, and historian. He had the function of a counsellor in the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, which was founded in 1099. In 1726, he published a revised and enlarged edition of Beckmann's "Beschreibung des ritterlichen Johanniter-Orden", and wrote a history of the order in 17... continua a leggere
    • PARIS, CHARLES-ANTOINE JOMBERT FOR DESAINT & SAILLANT, AND DURANT, 1755-59
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With engr. frontispiece by C. N. Cochin after Jean-Baptiste Oudry and N. Dupuis, 275 plates (c. 280 x 210 mm) after J.-B. Oudry, engraved by Aubert, Aveline, Baquoy, Beauvais, Beauvarlet, Cars, Chedel, Chenu, Chevillet, Cochin, Elisabeth Cousinet, Dupuis, Duret, de Fehrt, Fessart, Flipart, Floding, Gaillard, Galimard, Lebas, Legrand, Lemire, Lempereur, Marvie, Menil, Moitte, Ouvrier, Pasquier, Pelettier, Pitre-Martenaise, Poletnich, Prévost, Radigues, Riland, Rode, Salvador, Sornique, Surugue, Tardieu, and Teucher, and 119 woodcut culs-de-lampe by Papillon and Le Sieur after Jean-Jacques Ba... continua a leggere
    • PARIS, ANTOINE-AUGUSTIN RENOUARD, 1808-16
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 8vo. Later full red morocco, gilt lettering on spines, gilt outer and inner fillets (spines somewhat faded). From the library of James Arthur Taylor with his engr. bookplate). Paris, Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1808-16. Edition of Voltaire's works, arranged in 21 vols. by Renouard. It consists of: Théâtre, 9 vols., 1809; Romans, 2 vols., 1809 and 1808; Poèmes et discours en vers, 1808; Epîtres, stances et odes, 1808; Contes en vers, satires, et poésies mèlées, 1808; Siècle de Louis XIV, 2 vols., 1808; Précis du siècle de Louis XV, 1808; Histoire de l'empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand, 18... continua a leggere
    • PARIS, NYON, DIDOT, SAUGRAIN, 1762
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    • Note Bibliografiche: XXXVII, (3), 389, (3) pp. 12mo. Contemp. calf, spine with red label gilt (slightly rubbed). Paris, Nyon, Didot, Saugrain, 1762. First edition. Dupré de Saint Maur (1695-1774), member of the Académie Française, was initially known as translator of English literature, a.o. of Milton's "Paradise Lost". He later turned to economics and statistics and was "Maître des comptes". The present work is a very detailed history of the value of money, citing numerous source works. There are numerous comparisons of weights and money of various countries and regions, and of wages earned by labourers to ass... continua a leggere
    • PARIS, ES FILS DE LA LIBERTé, 1926
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With numerous illus. Elephant folio. Contemp. dark green morocco, gilt vignettes on front covers, spines with gilt lettering, gilt inner dentelles, top edges gilt (by G. Ritter, spines faded). (Paris, es Fils de la liberté), 1926. Copy no. 16, printed for "Monsieur Hans Sulzer" (souscription d'honneur). Monumental memorial to World War I, with facsimiles of autograph testimonies by prominent men of the allies, grouped by countries, i.e. France, Belgium, Great Britain, United States, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Czechoslovakia. Preface by Maréch... continua a leggere
    • LONDON, JOHN MURRAY, 1854-55
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With 4 engr. title-vignettes, and engr. frontispiece in vol. IV. 8vo. Somewhat later dark blue three-quarter morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt tools and gilt lettering, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed (by Zaehnsdorf). London, John Murray, 1854-55. Fine set of the collected works of Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), containing Political Works, Dramas, The Vicar of Wakefield, The Citizen of the World, The Bee, Essays, Biographies, etc. LITERATURE: ENGLISH ; LITERATUR: FREMDSPRACHIGE continua a leggere
    • LEIPZIG, (TEUBNER FOR) J. J. WEBER, 1843-44
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With 40 steel-engravings after drawings by Phiz (i.e. Hablot Knight Browne). Small 8vo. Contemp. half dark brown morocco, spines with romantic gilt decoration and gilt lettering. Leipzig, (Teubner for) J. J. Weber, 1843-44. " Boz' sämmtliche Werke". German edition of "The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit" (1843-44), the last of Dickens picaresque novels. The translation is by Edward Aubry Moriarty (1819-1874) and presumably follows the second English edition (1844), also in three volumes and with the illustrations by H. K. Browne (1815-1882). In 1842, Dickens (1812-1870) started his... continua a leggere
    • AMSTERDAM, JAN SCHIPPER, 1659
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Engraved title, and 103 engraved emblems. (12) leaves, 831 pp., 2 leaves. 12mo. Contemp. vellum. Amsterdam, Jan Schipper, 1659. A nice copy of a work in which maxims of state policy are conveyed through the media of picture, motto, and commentary, in emblem-book style. Praz calls this work "a most remarkable treatise of political devices". The author (1584-1648) was a Spanish statesman and wrote the book for Infante Baltasar, son of Philip IV of Spain. The ideas in the book reveal a Christian and humanist spirit and contrast with Machiavellian maxims of statecraft. The book was very popular... continua a leggere
    • LONDON, JOHN W. PARKER AND SON; LONGMANS, GREEN & CO., 1856-96
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Illustrated. 8vo. Somewhat later green three-quarter morocco, spines gilt, top edges gilt. London, John W. Parker and Son; Longmans, Green & Co., 1856-96. Fine set of the collected writings of James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), the English historian of literary excellence, one of the best prose writers of his generation. Contains: History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. 12 vols., 1856-70; Short Studies of Great Subjects. Second ed. 4 vols., 1867-83; The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century. 3 vols., 1872-74; Thomas Carlyle. A History of the First Forty Y... continua a leggere
    • ZURICH, CONRAD ORELL AND COMP., 1755-56
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With 2 engr. figured frontispieces and 1 large head-piece by Johann Rudolf Holzhalb; inserted are 150 and 100 num. engr. plates by Weigel after Luyken from his "Celebriores Veteris (Novi) Testamenti iconibus" (1712). 8 leaves, 22 pp. "Heilsamer Unterricht", 6 leaves index, 292, 130 pp., 1 leaf, 146 (recte 144) pp.; title, 182, 66, 118 pp., 371 pp.. Folio. Contemp. calf, spines in 6 compartments with 2 labels (some skilful repairs to corners and spine ends, somewhat rubbed). Zurich, Conrad Orell and Comp., 1755-56. The so-called "Ulrich-Bibel", an important new version of the Zurich bible. T... continua a leggere
    • BERNE, BRUNNER & HALLER, 1773
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With engr. frontispiece by David Herrliberger, and 49 engravings on 25 (of 26) plates by B.-A. Dunker (?). IX, 71 pp., (1) blank p. (misbound). 4to (150 x 200 mm). Old stiff boards. Berne, Brunner & Haller, 1773. First edition of an illustrated French-German parallel edition. It contains the original German poem "The Alps", by Albrecht von Haller (which was first published in 1732 in a small volume entitled "Versuch Schweizerischer Gedichte") and for Goethe "the beginning of a national German literature" and its translation into French by Vinzent von Tscharner. The delightful engravings by ... continua a leggere
    • LEIPZIG, BEY DES VERFASSERS FREUNDEN UND IN COMMISSION BEY C. FRITSCH, 1771
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With engr. frontispiece, and 2 engr. plates by D. Chodowiecki. XXIV, 279 pp., 1 blank leaf. 8vo. Contemporary half calf (rubbed). Leipzig, Bey des Verfassers Freunden und in Commission bey C. Fritsch, 1771. First edition. A manual for the education of future rulers by Basedow (1724-1790), famous pedagogue and founder of the Philantropinum at Dessau. In the book Basedow describes the education of Prince Agathokrator of Alethinia according to his new methods of education, calling for the prince to establish a school library, a natural history cabinet, art collections, etc. Only at the end is ... continua a leggere
    • BRAUNSCHWEIG, SCHULBUCHHANDLUNG, 1801
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With 3 engr. frontispieces, and 3 engr. folding maps. VIII p., 1 leaf, 269 pp.; 264 pp.; 234 pp. 8vo. Contemp. marbled boards with 2 spine labels. Old ms. name Caspar Schinz on flyleaves. Braunschweig, Schulbuchhandlung, 1801. Nice set of Campe's (1746-1818) account of the discovery of America for a young audience. Educator of Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, Campe made it his concern to present travel literature to children, generations of German speaking youngsters got their first knowledge of America through his books. Part I presents the story of Columbus, part II of Cortes, and part... continua a leggere
    • STUTTGART, HIERSEMANN, 1980-81
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Thick 4to. Orig. cloth, with gilt-stamped titles. Stuttgart, Hiersemann, 1980-81. "Hiersemanns bibliographische Handbücher - Bibliographical Handbooks", 2, I-III. First edition of a reference work on German baroque literature. BIBLIOGRAPHY continua a leggere
    • LONDON, MACMILLAND & CO. LTD., 1898-99
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With 12 frontispieces, 4 plates,and 1 facsimile. 8vo. Slightly later three-quarter morocco, spines gilt with gilt lettering and date, top edge gilt (by Zaehnsdorf). London, Macmilland & Co. Ltd., 1898-99. One of 1050 copies of this de luxe edition, dedicated to the Queen. Fine set of the collected works of Tennyson (1809-1892), poet laureate and the most famous of Victorian poets, including "Alfred Lord Tennyson, A Memoir" in four volumes, written by his son. Beautiful fine bindings by the famous English bookbinder Zaehnsdorf. - Occasional light foxing. LITERATURE: ENGLISH continua a leggere
    • PARIS, CALMANN-LéVY, 1925-35
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With engr. frontispiece portrait of Anatole France by J. A. Hoffmann after Edgar Chahine in 2 states in vol. I, numerous woodcut illustrations, and 25 extra suites of the illustrations on China. 4to. Orig. wrappers (somewhat browned). Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1925-35. One of 1500 copies numbered in Arabic numbers. This is the definitive collected edition of A. France (1844-1924), including all hitherto unpublished texts. The overall editor is Gerard Le Prat, general text edition and bibliography by Léon Carias. The artists contributing to this edition were Belot, Carlègle, Caillaud, Colin, Deth... continua a leggere
    • GENEVA, FABRI & BARRILLOT, 1730
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    • Note Bibliografiche: With engraved title-vignettes and 2 (of 3) engr. folding maps, 1 plan, 11 engr. plates (incl. 2 large fold. views of Geneva) after Antoine Chopy and Robert Gardelle, engr. by Daudet and Seiller, and numerous woodcuts in the text. 2 leaves, XV, 556 pp.; 6 leaves, 518 pp., 1 blank. 4to. Contemp. calf. Geneva, Fabri & Barrillot, 1730. The most attractive edition of this famous history of Geneva. Originally published in 1680 in two small volumes at Lyon, this is the first edition to be published at Geneva, of particular value for the augmentations and notes by Jean-Antoine Gautier, based on ori... continua a leggere
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