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

By: Gouan, Antonius

Price: $649.94

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 Hospital in Montpellier while continuing to pursue his interest in natural history. In 1762 Gouan published this plant catalo... 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: $74.94

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 aggiungono a comodo e prositto de' novelli Segretari, come nel seguente Avviso dimostrasi. Edizione novissima corretta, e migliorat... View more info

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THE SPLEEN, AND OTHER POEMS with a Prefatory Essay by J. Aikin, M. D.

By: Green, Matthew

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, Printed for T. Cadell, Junr. and W. Davies: 1796

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42100

Condition: Fair


xxxi, (1), 94 pages; Text block clean and secure in binding, all three engravings present (toned and offsetting to opposite pages), halftitle present, but titlepage lacking (supplied in facsimile). Full calf binding with leather title label and gilt ruling at spine, binding rubbed and front board nearly detached. Illustrations by Thomas Stothard, engraved by James Heath, J. Neagle and T. Parker. Former owner's name on second blank -- "A. B. Hagner" -- Alexander Burton Hagner (1826–1915) was a United States federal judge. Born in Washington, D.C., Hagner attended St. John's Col... View more info

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

By: Hasselquist, Frederik

Price: $999.94

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 the remote provinces of India. Hasselquist finally embarked on his journey in 1749; visiting parts of Asia Minor, Egypt, Cypru... 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: $174.94

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 ausgearbeitet. Of which these volumes form the fourth division -- [Vierte Abtheilung. Philologie. I. Geschichte des Studiums der griech... View more info

Image for Theod. J. ab Almeloveen Fastorum Romanorum consularium libri duo, quorum prior juxta seriem annorum posterior secundum ordinem aphabeticum digestus, continet plurimas veterum scriptorum, maxime historicum, legum atque inscriptionum emendationes. Accedunt praefecti urbis Romae et Constantinopolis

Theod. J. ab Almeloveen Fastorum Romanorum consularium libri duo, quorum prior juxta seriem annorum posterior secundum ordinem aphabeticum digestus, continet plurimas veterum scriptorum, maxime historicum, legum atque inscriptionum emendationes. Accedunt praefecti urbis Romae et Constantinopolis

By: Janssonius van Almeloveen, Theodorus ; [1657-1712]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Amstelaedami [Amsterdam], excudit Joannes Wolters: 1705

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41593

Condition: Very Good+


[36], 128, 343, [1] pages; Contemporary full polished calf, five raised bands on the spine, title label on red leather lettered in gilt mounted to the second panel, the others have decorative tooling stamped in gilt, plain endpapers, edges decoratively sprinkled red. A superb copy, missing the edge of the cap to the bottom of the spine (barely noticeable on the shelf) -- and showing only a bit of light rubbing along the front hinge and at the points of the corners. A useful and learned chronology of the Roman consuls. The author, Theodorus Janssonius van Almeloven, was a Dutch physician who ... View more info

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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia - A Tale

By: Johnson, Samuel

Price: $124.95

Publisher: London, printed for H. D. Symonds: 1792

Seller ID: 38892

Condition: Very Good-


105, [3, blank] & plate pages; Contemporary full sheepskin, decoratively sprinkled. Flat spine, appears to have been rehinged at some point. Spine is cracking and fragile; the front cover has irregular "channels" of missing leather, perhaps insect damage. Engraved frontispiece, specifically for this H. D. Symonds edition, dated December 14, 1792 -- a date which is probably safe to assume as publication date for this undated edition of Johnson's popular "Rasselas." The author is said to have written 'The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale' in only one week to help pay the costs of ... View more info

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The Antient Bee-Master’s Farewell Or, Full and Plain Directions for the Management of Bees to the Greatest Advantage

By: Keys, John

Price: $649.94

Publisher: Dublin, Printed for P. Byrne, P. Wogan, J. Moore, and J. Rice: 1796

Seller ID: 39176

Condition: Very Good-


xii, 1-96, 61-252 pages; Full contemporary sheepskin leather binding with black leather title label at spine with gilt lettering. Binding has wear with boards revealed at edges and some eroded spots on front and rear boards, front hinge starting. OCLC: 34985255 Former owner's name on titlepage and a brief manuscript note on pp. 60-61 critiquing the "story method" and suggesting an alternative. Although the title page states "Illustrated with plates" - no plates are in evidence in this Irish edition. The provenance of this copy is particularly interesting, with the clear ink... View more info

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OBSERVATIONS SUR LA LITTERATURE A MONSIEUR *** [ANTOINE SABATIER]

By: Lenoir-Duparc, Jacq. , L'Abbe -- Jesuite

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Amsterdam, J. Fr. Bastien: 1774

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39018

Condition: Very Good


xii, 331 pages; Contemporary marbled sheep, flat spine decorated in gilt, black label, swirl-marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Binding somewhat rubbed and cracking along the front hinge. This is a very good copy of the FIRST EDITION. This work was reprinted later in the same year, under a different title: "Observations sur la trois siecles de la Litterature francoise, a M. S *** [l'abbe Sabatier]. " This has the same imprint, but is in 12mo. The text is the same according to Barbier III: 621 & 637. De Manne attributes this book to G. -M. Butel-Dumont, but De Backer does not agree.... View more info

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Christliche Moral

By: Less, Gottfried

Price: $64.94

Publisher: Tubingen, Wilhelm Heinrich Schramm: 1787

Seller ID: 41645

Condition: Very Good


4 p.l. & 374 pages; Contemporary paste-paper covered boards, somewhat worn and rubbed, but sound and original. Gottfired Less [1736-1797] was born in Polish Prussia, educated in theology at the Universities of Halle und Jena. He became a professor of theology at the Akademischen Gymnasium Danzig, and then at the University of Göttingen, where he was made Doktor der Theologie in 1766. In 1784, he was named as head of the faculty [Primarius] at Göttingen. A nicely preserved copy of this classic of Lutheran theology, with minor foxing and toning scattered throughout. Three old owner's sig... View more info

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LE JARDINIER FLEURISTE, OU LA CULTURE UNIVERSELLE DES FLEURS, ARBRES, ARBUSTES, ARBRISSEAUX SERVANT A L'EMBELLIS. DES JARDINS contenant plusieurs Parterres sur des desseins nouveaux, Bosquets, Boulingrins, Salles, Salons & autres Ornements de Jardin

By: Liger, Louis

Price: $349.94

Publisher: Paris, Saugrain, Fils: 1768

Seller ID: 39027

Condition: Very Good


xii, 422 pages; Clean and secure in modern binding of patterned boards with a printed title bael at spine. Illustrated by fourteen folding engraved plates. ... avec la manière de rechercher les Eaux, de les conduire dans les Jardins, & une instruction sur les Bassins ; Ouvrages où tous les curieux trouveront de quoi s'amuser agréablement. ; 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

Image for T. Livii Patavini Historiarum ab urbe condita libri qui supersunt, recensuit J. B. L. Crevier, in Universitate Parisiensi emeritus rhetoricae professor, decadis primae pars I [& pars II]

T. Livii Patavini Historiarum ab urbe condita libri qui supersunt, recensuit J. B. L. Crevier, in Universitate Parisiensi emeritus rhetoricae professor, decadis primae pars I [& pars II]

By: Livy -- Titus Livius

Price: $149.99

Publisher: Lugduni [Lyon, France], apud Fratres Perisse, collegiorum Lugdunensium bibliopolas, in vico majori Mercatorio: 1771

Seller ID: 41578

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l., 317 & [3, ads]; 2.p.l. 257 & [2] pages; Contemporary full calf, five raised bands on the spine, title lettered directly in gilt on the second panel -- simple floral gilt tools within rectangles of gilt rules in the other panels, plain endpapers, edges decoratively stained red. Remarkably, there are worm holes to the rear cover which only penetrate through a single leaf of paper - the blank rear free-endpaper. The text, even the printer's leaf of advertisements at the end of the second part, is untouched by the damage. A fine French schoolbook edition of Livy's Roman History, from th... View more info

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Kleiner Landwirthschafts-Kalender Oder kurze aus den bewährtesten Erfahrungen und den besten neueren ökonomischen Werken entlehnte Vorschriften, über das, was in jedem Monate bey einer wohlbestellten Landwirthschaft zu beobachten ist

By: Mayer, Franz Anton

Price: $274.94

Publisher: Wien [Vienna], in der Dollischen Buchhandlung: 1796

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39470

Condition: Very Good


131 & [1, ad] pages; Contemporary (Publisher's?) pattern-printed grey paper-covered boards. Moderate wear and rubbing to the fragile spine, with one small hole in the paper, several small scapes and abrasions to the fore-edge of the front cover, small paper label with MS. number on spine, another small label with a (different) number on the front paste down endpaper, and a small purple ink circular library stamp (Eastern European) on the title page, two pencil numbers on the front free endpaper -- no other marks. OCLC Number: 247509150 cites two copies [ Niedersächsische Staats- und Univers... View more info

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Johann Benjamin Michaelis poetische Werke

By: Michaelis, Johann Benjamin

Price: $99.99

Publisher: Carlsruhe, bey Christian Gottlieb Schmieder: 1783

Seller ID: 41481

Condition: Very Good+


64, 288 pages; Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, flat spine paneled with gilt rules, red label lettered in gilt, plain endpapers. Hinges with just a hint of light rubbing, endpapers with tan transfer marks at the corners from glue used in the binding -- otherwise a clean, tight, appealing copy. This issue was probably offered for separate sale, without the series title page for the "Sammlung der besten deutschen prosaischen Schriftsteller und Dichter" -- hundert und dreyzehenter Theil. The first section is a life of the poet: "Johann Benjamin Michaelis Leben / von Chri... View more info

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Leipziger Musenalmanach aufs Jahr 1776

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $99.99

Publisher: Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage: 1776

Seller ID: 41629

Condition: Very Good


316 & [2] ads pages; Contemporary full sheepskin, covers with decorative acid stained pattern, five raised bands on the spine, gilt stamped labels in black and red, swirl marbled endpapers, edges decoratively stained red. An early Muses Almanach from the first period of the German annuals of poetry, etc. published as tributes to the influential Almanach des Muses, (published in Paris, 1765-1833). Published by Engelhard Benjamin Schwickert. With the faint oval stamps of "R. Werckmeister - Museum" on the title page and the next leaf, and a fine etched bookplate of S. R. Feder [ca. 19... View more info

Image for Physiologie des Corps Organisés, ou examen analytique dés animaux & des végétaux comparés ensemble à dessein de démontrer la chaîne de continuité qui unit les différens Regnes de la Nature

Physiologie des Corps Organisés, ou examen analytique dés animaux & des végétaux comparés ensemble à dessein de démontrer la chaîne de continuité qui unit les différens Regnes de la Nature

By: Necker, Noël Joseph de - [Natalis Joseph de Necker (1729-1793)]

Price: $349.99

Publisher: Bouillon [now Belgium], aux dépens de la Société Typographique: 1775

Edition: First French Edition

Seller ID: 41575

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l., xii, 13-340 pages; Marbled paper-covered boards with a spine of tan leather with a pressed vertical grain, flat spine with title lettered in gilt centered between two gilt ornaments, pale yellow endpapers. Folding engraved plate (depicting 11 subjects). Minor tide marks on the title page, otherwise an excellent, clean copy. First edition with a French text -- "Édition Françoise du livre publié en Latin à Manheim, sous le titre de Physiologie des mousses." Written by the noted Belgian physician, and botanist Noël Martin Joseph Necker -- the personal physician to the ... View more info

A Complete Treatise of Practical Navigation, Demonstrated from It's First Principles: with All the Necessary Tables To Which are Added, the Useful Theorems of Mensuration, Surveying, and Gauging; with their Application to Practice

By: Patoun, Archibald

Price: $599.98

Publisher: London, Printed for W. Mount and T. Page, J. Brotherton and J. Sewell, J. Hinton, J. and F. Rivington, L. Hawes and W. Clarke and R. Collins [and 7 others in London]: 1770

Edition: Eighth

Seller ID: 41489

Condition: Good+


xii & 525 pages; Eighth edition revised and corrected by the author with large additions and alterations. Contemporary sheepskin leather, spine with five raised bands, dark red label lettered in gilt. The binding is rubbed and worn, with splitting along the hinges (boards still solidly attached by the cords), minor dampstains distributed throughout, but especially to the first and last few leaves. The author, Archibald Patoun (1706-1775) had a long career in the British military, where he became a sub-Director and Major in the Engineers, January 4, 1758. He is mainly known for this usefu... View more info

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ART DE FAIRE ECLORRE ET D'ELEVER EN TOUTE SAISON DES OISEAUX DOMESTIQUES DETOUTES ESPECES soit par le moyen de la chaleur du fumier, soit par le moyen de celle du feu ordinaire

By: Reaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de

Price: $649.94

Publisher: Paris, Imprimerie Royale: 1751

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39033

Condition: Very Good


xviii, 364; [4], 427 pages; Two volumes (xviii, 364; [4], 427 pages), fifteen folding plates (as called for). Contemporary mottled calf, five raised bands at spines, red leather title labels and black leather volume labels, extensive gilt tooling in each compartment with floral motifs; marbled endpapers, all edges red, some rubbing to corners; contents clean and well secured in binding. A lovely set. OCLC: 13358003 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683 – 1757) was a French scientist who contributed to many areas of study. His early interests were focussed on mathematical studies... View more info

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Lettres d’Adélaïde de Dammartin, comtesse de Sancerre, au comte de Nancé, son ami par Madame Riccoboni. Première [& Seconde] Partie.

By: Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Paris, Chez Humblot (de l'imprimerie de Quillau): 1767

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41582

Condition: Very Good+


2 vols in 1 pages; Contemporary full calf, mottled decorative staining, flat spine separated into panels by gilt rules with floral tools in gilt in the center of each panel but the second, which has a red morocco titling label lettered in gilt, swirl marbled endpapers, edges of the text block marbled to match. A lovely binding of the time of publication, showing just a touch of the lightest rubbing along the hinges and corners; a clean and pleasing copy in choice condition. A significant and sucessful novel in epistolary form by one of the masters of the genre, Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni (1714 ... View more info

MEMOIRES DE LITTERATURE [with six engraved plates and four vignettes of printing presses] Par M. De S**

By: Sallengres, Albert Henri de

Price: $274.94

Publisher: La Haye, Henri du Sauzet: 1715-1717

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42109

Condition: Very Good-


Engravings; 1000+ pages; Two volume set comprising four parts with separate titlepages. Title pages printed in red and black. Bound in contemporary full calf, five raised bands at spines; title and volume number labels missing, decorative stamping to compartments, but most gilt rubbed/flaked away; leather rubbed at extremeties and worn away at hinges and spine ends. (xviii), 207, (i), (iv), 211-464, (xii); (x), 240; (vi), 299, (v) pp. Illustrated with two frontispieces by Frans van Bleyswyck (duplicates - one in each volume), four title page vignettes (of printing presses), and four engrave... View more info