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Image for Evenings at Home, or the Juvenile Budget Opened [Volume 4-6 bound as one as issued] consisting of a variety of miscellaneous pieces for the instruction and amusement of young persons

Evenings at Home, or the Juvenile Budget Opened [Volume 4-6 bound as one as issued] consisting of a variety of miscellaneous pieces for the instruction and amusement of young persons

By: Aikin, John ; Mrs. Letitia Barbauld

Price: $54.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. Dobson at The Stone House: 1797

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 42098

Condition: Fair


iv, 314 p. pages; This volume contains Vols IV, V, and VI of this collection of tales and essays for juveniles. Contents secure in contemporary American full leather binding with red leather title label at spine and gilt volume number "2". Binding is rubbed and worn at extremeties, corners rounded, a previous owner has scratched a symbol on the front cover a six petal flower inscribed in a circle. Old names, words, letters and doodles written on both pastedown endpapers, very old owner's name "Burton Randall / Annapolis" on blank opposite titlepage for Volume V. Contents are ... View more info

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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: $174.95

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 informazioni bibliografiche - ICCU). This handsome octavo version was printed to celebrate the wedding of Carlo Teodoro Antic... 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: $54.95

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 split at hinge, but text still securely bound, wear at corners and spine ends. Bibliotheca Walleriana, 417; Heirs of Hippocra... View more info

Image for 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"

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 from some moderate fraying and loss at the corners and erosion of the top cap of the spine, exposing the headband. The origi... 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 decorative tailpieces. With two Rockwell Kent bookplates, designed by the artist himself, mounted to the front paste-down endpa... 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 imprint or date) signed "Lud. Dreppe. Fe[cit]." This is followed by the half title with the Voltaire text on its verso, ... 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 renderings. View more info

Image for 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

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 especially interesting for its provenance; the front free endpaper has the neat ownership signature: "Wm Ladd / Portsmouth / ... 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 Born was the inspiration for the role of Sarastro). Born was also a satirist, and an influential anti-clerical writer. Wik... 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 published work was written by Thomas Carte [1686-1754]. [NOT French historian, René-Aubert Vertot's more common work publish... View more info

Image for The Gamester - A Comedy ; The Conscious Lovers ; The Gentle Shepherd ; The King and the Miller of Mansfield ; The Rehearsal

The Gamester - A Comedy ; The Conscious Lovers ; The Gentle Shepherd ; The King and the Miller of Mansfield ; The Rehearsal

By: Centlivres, Susanna ; Sir Richard Steele ; Allan Ramsay ; R. Dodsley ; George Villiers

Price: $124.95

Publisher: London, Various, see description: 1756

Seller ID: 42104

Condition: Good+


372 pages; A bound volume containing five separately published plays. Bound in half leather with marbled boards. Binding is quite worn and rubbed, hinges starting and corners rounded, chipped at head of spine. Contents as follows: The Conscious Lovers by Sir Richard Steele. London, Printed for J. and R. Tonson, T. Caslon, G. Kearsly, T. Lownds, and W. Nicoll, MDCCLXIV (1764), 84 pp. The Gentle Shepherd, A Scots Pastoral Comedy by Allan Ramsay with Familiar Epistles between Lieutenant William Hamilton and Allan Ramsay Edinburgh, Printed for James Reid, MDCCLIII (1753), 88 pp. The Gamest... 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. Still, a sound, complete and handsome copy of this scarce book on the history of the monts de pieté -- pawn-shop like establ... 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 are decoratively stained to match the boards. There is some cracking along the hinges and some light rubbing and wear, but th... 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 quite fashionable within the higher social circles who found the poetic form appealing. This is the First French edition which... View more info

Image for 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

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 legend recording names [in Greek letters] for 11 parts of these tools. Faint circular stain to the front cover, minor scrapp... View more info

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THE INSTRUCTOR - OR YOUNG MAN'S BEST COMPANION

By: Fisher, George ; [ William Brattle, Jr.'s Copy]

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Glasgow, J & A Duncan, J & M Robertson, and J & W Shaw: 1795

Edition: New Edition, heavily Corrected

Seller ID: 42274

Condition: Very Good


xii, 396 pages; Previous owner William Brattle Jr.'s signature in three places, otherwise clean and tight in original full sheepskin binding. Leather rubbed at spine ends and corners, hinges strong, small spot of worming on rear board; three page numbers in pencil on rear endpaper. Frontispiece engraved plate, fold-out plate, and numerous in-text illustrations, tables, etc. Printed by David Niven. OCLC 11969058 William Brattle, Jr. (1745-1826) of Pittsfield, Massachusetts was the eldest son of William Brattle and Mary Wright. He was a Lieutenant of the Massachusetts militia who participated... View more info

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THE WORLD - Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV Comprising No. 1, January 4, 1753 through No. 209, December 30, 1756 Complete.

By: Fitz-Adam, Adam ; [ Edward Moore ; George, 1st Lord Lyttelton; Lord Chesterfield; Horace Walpole]

Price: $99.94

Publisher: London, P. Dodsley, R. Owen and other Booksellers: 1794

Seller ID: 42282

Condition: Good


1300+ pages; Original full calf, spine is gilt ruled into six compartments, gilt lettering on red title labels at spine. Leather quite worn, hinges holding, but worn, corners rubbed through, spine ends worn. Text complete, ffep and initial blank page lacking. Text block complete and clean. Pagination: 327, (13) index; 323, (13) index; 312, (8) index; 338, (10) index. These four volumes are a compilation of the issues of the weekly periodical, "The World," published during 1753 and 1756, including issues No. 1, January 4, 1753 through No. 209, December 30, 1756. The World (1753–175... 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 it is easily possible to read that the distinctive signatures and initials belonged to a noted New York lawyer and politician... View more info

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

By: Gouan, Antonius

Price: $599.95

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 Hospital in Montpellier while continuing to pursue his interest in natural history. In 1762 Gouan published this plant catalo... View more info