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  • 1767 SENSATIONS & PASSIONS of the FIVE SENSES - TWO VOLUMES w/ 19 PLATES - Rare by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT 1767 SENSATIONS & PASSIONS of the FIVE SENSES - TWO VOLUMES w/ 19 PLATES - Rare
    Claude-Nicolas LE CAT

    TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS EN GÉNÉRAL, Et Des SENS En PARTICULIER, by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT. (TREATISE on SENSATIONS and PASSIONS in General, and on the SENSES in PARTICULAR) PARIS: Chez VALLAT-LA-CHAPELE, Libraire au Palai, fur le Perron de la Sante-Chapell, M. DCC. LXVII. (1767). Ouvrage Divisé En Deux Parties / TWO VOLUMES - Complete in these Two Volumes. (A year later, in 1768, a third volume was issued "La théorie de l'ouie" - "theory of the eye" - which is not here; but this work is complete as originally issued in two volumes in 1767.) TWO VOLUMES. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, xcv, [1], 264; lvi, [4], 201-684.…

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    TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS EN GÉNÉRAL, Et Des SENS En PARTICULIER, by Claude-Nicolas LE CAT. (TREATISE on SENSATIONS and PASSIONS in General, and on the SENSES in PARTICULAR) PARIS: Chez VALLAT-LA-CHAPELE, Libraire au Palai, fur le Perron de la Sante-Chapell, M. DCC. LXVII. (1767). Ouvrage Divisé En Deux Parties / TWO VOLUMES - Complete in these Two Volumes. (A year later, in 1768, a third volume was issued "La théorie de l'ouie" - "theory of the eye" - which is not here; but this work is complete as originally issued in two volumes in 1767.) TWO VOLUMES. Hardcovers, leather covered boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers, xcv, [1], 264; lvi, [4], 201-684. (Note that the numbered pages at the end of Volume One and the beginning of Volume Two are not consecutive - i.e. Volume one ends at page number 264, Volume Two begins with page number 201. This is as the Two Volumes were originally published - probable printer's error. Both volumes have been collated by me with rare copies from major National Libraries that have been digitized online.) PRESENTATION COPY. Each Title-Page is INSCRIBED with a HAND-WRITTEN PRESENTATION by THE AUTHOR: "JEAN CHARLES GROSSARD... ex Dono auctoris". CONDITION: TWO BOOKS. The leather covers of both volumes are rubbed and scraped, the spine ends are chipped, the bottom of the spine of Volume Two is peeling, the front spine hinge of each volume is split but holding well; overall the covers are worn but remain attractive and are still doing their job well. Internally, the front pastedown has a long vertical scrape, as if from the removal of a piece of tape at some point. There are relevant handwritten margin notes and marks, in pencil and in English, here and there throughout. I do not know who might have written them, but they are certainly by someone carefully studying the work. The inner pages of both volumes have a bit of toning, foxing and some margin shorelining, here and there throughout, but overall the inner pages are tight, bright and clean, a remarkably well kept, sharp, clear and lovely printing of this scarce book. ILLUSTRATED with 19 ENGRAVED PLATES: ENGRAVED PORTRAIT by Thomiers at the front of Volume One, Lovely FRONTISPIECE ENGRAVING by Bacheley at the front of Volume Two (showing Women using all five senses: Sight - looking in a mirror, Sound - playing music, Taste - pouring wine; Smell - smoke from an incense burner; Touch - toughing a newly hammered helmet); PLUS 17 additional engraved PLATES (16 of which FOLD-OPEN). Also ILLUSTRATED with lovely ENGRAVED VIGNETTES at the head of many chapters, and with ENGRAVED HEAD and TAIL PIECES. This specific work by LE CAT, TRAITÉ DES SENSATIONS ET DES PASSIONS, is VERY SCARCE. About Claude-Nicolas LE CAT (from Wikipedia): ******Le Cat (1700-1768) surgeon, anatomist, & physiologist. In 1736 he established a school for anatomy & surgery in Rouen. The 'Traité Des Sensations Et Des Passions'; is considered to be Le Cat's most important work. The work grew as much out of his researches in physics as in physiology. In it Le Cat presented a theory of the propagation of light contrary to that of Newtonian attraction. He further reported on the pigmented choroid coat of the eye and assigned it a common embryonic origin with the pigment of the skin. Le Cat's reputation in France and Europe is reflected by his numerous academic awards, publications, and by surgical renown.******

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  • 1768 POEMS by FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY Printed by W. Jackson, OXFORD by FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY 1768 POEMS by FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY Printed by W. Jackson, OXFORD
    FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY

    POEMS (anonymous, but known to be FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY). OXFORD, Printed by W. Jackson, MDCC,LX,VIII (1768). Disbound

    (i.e. no covers), 4to 8x10 inches, 97 pages. Beautifully printed on heavy stock, watermarked, laid paper. The imprint of the type is fully tangible. FAIR Condition: Lacking covers (as noted above). The text block's sewn binding is mostly gone leaving all the signatures and many leaves loose. The front free endpaper is lacking, the brief errata has been clipped from its own page at the rear and pasted in the space below THE END on the last page of text, otherwise complete with all pages and signatures in their proper order. The pages themselves are in Good condition, with edge wear to…

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    POEMS (anonymous, but known to be FRANCIS NOEL CLARKE MUNDY). OXFORD, Printed by W. Jackson, MDCC,LX,VIII (1768). Disbound

    (i.e. no covers), 4to 8x10 inches, 97 pages. Beautifully printed on heavy stock, watermarked, laid paper. The imprint of the type is fully tangible. FAIR Condition: Lacking covers (as noted above). The text block's sewn binding is mostly gone leaving all the signatures and many leaves loose. The front free endpaper is lacking, the brief errata has been clipped from its own page at the rear and pasted in the space below THE END on the last page of text, otherwise complete with all pages and signatures in their proper order. The pages themselves are in Good condition, with edge wear to their disbound edge, and some light edge toning and corner creases here and there. Overall the pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Quite lovely as is (especially with the tactile printing), and a perfect candidate for rebinding. I have collated my copy page for page with the copy in the rare book room of the Oxford Library that has been digitized and put online.

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  • 1770 Gabriel de L'Aubespine EPISCOPI OPERA VARIA Catholic Church Rites, Rituals, Eucharist by Gabriel de L'Aubespine 1770 Gabriel de L'Aubespine EPISCOPI OPERA VARIA Catholic Church Rites, Rituals, Eucharist
    Gabriel de L'Aubespine

    GABRIELIS ALBASPINÆI AURELIANENSIS EPISCOPI OPERA VARIA, by Gabriel de L'Aubespine. In Three Parts. The first two parts are in LATIN (through page 278). The third part is in FRENCH (279 to 434, the last page). The Three Parts are: I. De Veteribus Ecclesiae ritibus; II. Notae in Concilium Elibertanum.; III. L'Ancienne Police de l'Eglise sur l'administration de l'Eucharistie. Notae et Observationes in Optatum... Auctore Carolo Paulino. NEOPOLI (Naples, Italy): Expensis Gregorii P. & Michaelis F. Stasi, ex Typographia Josephi de Dominicis, MDCCLXX (1770). Modern brown cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the spine, marbled endpapers, 4to, 7.5x9.5 inches (19x24cm). Pagination: XXIV, 434, [1] pp. Text in LATIN to page 278, and in French from page 279 to 434. Deaccessioned from…

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    GABRIELIS ALBASPINÆI AURELIANENSIS EPISCOPI OPERA VARIA, by Gabriel de L'Aubespine. In Three Parts. The first two parts are in LATIN (through page 278). The third part is in FRENCH (279 to 434, the last page). The Three Parts are: I. De Veteribus Ecclesiae ritibus; II. Notae in Concilium Elibertanum.; III. L'Ancienne Police de l'Eglise sur l'administration de l'Eucharistie. Notae et Observationes in Optatum... Auctore Carolo Paulino. NEOPOLI (Naples, Italy): Expensis Gregorii P. & Michaelis F. Stasi, ex Typographia Josephi de Dominicis, MDCCLXX (1770). Modern brown cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the spine, marbled endpapers, 4to, 7.5x9.5 inches (19x24cm). Pagination: XXIV, 434, [1] pp. Text in LATIN to page 278, and in French from page 279 to 434. Deaccessioned from the Library of MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, Esopus, New York. VERY GOOD condition: The recent covers have some soiling and marks, but remain sturdy and attractive; internally the price 250 and the date 1770 are written on a blank prelim, they were written with a heavy hand leaving indent marks; ex library as noted above, with some library stamps and labels on prelim pages and a library card pocket on the rear pastedown; the text pages have some scattered foxing and creasing but are overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice, complete copy. Gabriel de L'Aubespine, the author, was the Bishop of Orleans from 1604 to 1630. About MOUNT ST. ALPHONSUS SEMINARY, previous owner of this book (from Wikipedia): ******Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary (later Mount St. Alphonsus Retreat Center), located in Esopus, New York, was an American Roman Catholic seminary founded in 1907 by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, more commonly known as the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers. It operated as a seminary until 1985, after which it became a center for meetings and spiritual retreats for the people of the Hudson Valley in New York. In 2012 the Mount ceased operations.****** INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is somewhat

    large and heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1771 INDIANS OF ECUADOR - SPANISH CONQUISTADOR PRIEST'S GUIDE for the ADMINISTRATION of NATIVE INDIANS - Obispo de Quito by SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito 1771 INDIANS OF ECUADOR - SPANISH CONQUISTADOR PRIEST'S GUIDE for the ADMINISTRATION of NATIVE INDIANS - Obispo de Quito
    SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito

    ITINERARIO PARA PÁRROCOS DE INDIOS En Que Se Tratan Las Materias mas Particulares Tocantes a Ellos Para su BUENA ADMINISTRACIÓN... Compuesto por... SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito...

    (PASTORS' GUIDE for the GOOD ADMINISTRATION of INDIANS... Composed by DON ALONSO DE LA PENA MONTENEGRO, Bishop of the Diocese of San Francisco de Quito...)

    EN MADRID: En la Oficina de Pedro Marin, 1771. Nueva Edicion, Purgada de Muchisimos Hierros (New Edition, Purged of Numerous Errors). TEXT IN SPANISH.

    VELLUM BOUND, limp vellum , five cord spine bands, manuscript title on spine (mostly faded), 8x12 inches (20cm x 30cm), Pagination: [2] blank free endpaper, [32], 612 pages.

    CONDITION: The…

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    ITINERARIO PARA PÁRROCOS DE INDIOS En Que Se Tratan Las Materias mas Particulares Tocantes a Ellos Para su BUENA ADMINISTRACIÓN... Compuesto por... SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito...

    (PASTORS' GUIDE for the GOOD ADMINISTRATION of INDIANS... Composed by DON ALONSO DE LA PENA MONTENEGRO, Bishop of the Diocese of San Francisco de Quito...)

    EN MADRID: En la Oficina de Pedro Marin, 1771. Nueva Edicion, Purgada de Muchisimos Hierros (New Edition, Purged of Numerous Errors). TEXT IN SPANISH.

    VELLUM BOUND, limp vellum , five cord spine bands, manuscript title on spine (mostly faded), 8x12 inches (20cm x 30cm), Pagination: [2] blank free endpaper, [32], 612 pages.

    CONDITION: The vellum covers are soiled, darkened, rubbed, missing a half-dollar size piece at the upper rear corner, and well creased (as normal for limp vellum); nonetheless the vellum covers remain quite lovely in a Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library way. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding with the cord binding; the bottom half of the last two leaves (pages 609/610 and 611/612) is roughly torn off; the rear free endpaper is lacking, and the rear pastedown is mostly lacking; there is chipping to the bottom corner of the first few pages, not affecting text; light foxing and some age spotting here and there throughout; otherwise the inner pages are nice, complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Contents:

    LIBRO PRIMERO En que se Trata de la Elección y Canónica Institución del Párroco, y de todas las demás obligaciones que tiene el Doctrinero.

    LIBRO SEGUNDO De la Naturaleza y costumbres de los indios.

    LIBRO TERCERO En que se Trata de los Sacramentos - del Bautismo, La Confirmación - Del dolor que es parte material del Sacramento de la Penitencia, De la Confesión, Del Confesor, De la Satisfacción Sacramental que es el tercer acto Penitente, Del Inefable Sacramento de la Eucaristía, Del Sacramento de la Extremaunción, Del Sacramento del Orden, Del Sacramento del Matrimonio, De los Grados de Consanguinidad, Afinidad, y Cognación Espiritual y Dispensación en ellos.

    LIBRO CUARTO De los Preceptos de la Iglesia y de la Ley Natural que deben Guardar los Indios .

    LIBRO QUINTO En que se Trata de los Privilegios que tienen los Señores Arzobispos y Obispos, los Regulares, y los Indios en estas partes. Y de los Visitadores y modo como se han de portar en las visitas de los Indios y sus Doctrineros. De la conciencia errónea muy ordinaria en los Indios, y de algunas cuestiones misceláneas.

    The Original Limp Vellum Binding makes this an especially attractive copy of this rare book.

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  • 1771 SERMON PREACHED to the SONS OF THE CLERGY in the CATHEDRAL ST. PAUL, LONDON by WILLIAM PARKER, D.D. 1771 SERMON PREACHED to the SONS OF THE CLERGY in the CATHEDRAL ST. PAUL, LONDON
    WILLIAM PARKER, D.D.

    A SERMON PREACHED at the ANNIVERSARY MEETING of the SONS OF THE CLERGY, in the CATHEDRAL of ST. PAUL, LONDON, on May 16, 1771. By WILLIAM PARKER, D.D., Rector of St. James, Westminster, Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty, and F.R.S. Also, a list of the Collections Made .since the year 1721. Published at the Request of the Stewards. Printed for John and Francis Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church yard. 1771. Pamphlet, complete but the sewn binding is gone leaving it unbound, 4 folded signatures, 8vo. 7.5x9.5 inches (19x23.5 cm). Pagination: [4], 17, [3]. GOOD condition, sewn binding has come undone as noted abovesome soiling, corner wear, and edge wear, overall bright, clean and clear. ORIGINAL 1771 RELIGIOUS PAMPHLET.

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  • 1779 TWO VOLUME Study of J. F. MARTINET'S KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR by J. De Vries by J. DE VRIES, J. F. MARTINET 1779 TWO VOLUME Study of J. F. MARTINET'S KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR by J. De Vries
    J. DE VRIES, J. F. MARTINET

    NATUURKUNDIGE EN OPHELDERENDE AANMERKINGEN over het Eerste en Tweede Deel /Derde en Vierde Deel VAN J. F. MARTINET'S KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR, door J. DE VRIES. (ENLIGHTENING COMMENTS on the First, Second, Third and Fourth Part of J.F. MARTINET'S CATECHISM OF NATURE, by J. DE VRIES. FOUR PARTS IN TWO OCTAVO VOLUMES. AMSTERDAM: Joannes van Selm, MDCCLXXIX (1779). TEXT in DUTCH. A Critical and Expansive Study by J. De Vries of JOHANNES FLORENTIUS MARTINET'S work KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR (CATECHISM OF NATURE). Two Volumes, hardcovers, leather spines and corners with marbled paper covered boards, the spines have five raised bands and are decorated in gilt, black leather title labels on spines, 5x9 inches. Pagination: Volume I: XIV, [2], 198, [2]. Volume II:…

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    NATUURKUNDIGE EN OPHELDERENDE AANMERKINGEN over het Eerste en Tweede Deel /Derde en Vierde Deel VAN J. F. MARTINET'S KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR, door J. DE VRIES. (ENLIGHTENING COMMENTS on the First, Second, Third and Fourth Part of J.F. MARTINET'S CATECHISM OF NATURE, by J. DE VRIES. FOUR PARTS IN TWO OCTAVO VOLUMES. AMSTERDAM: Joannes van Selm, MDCCLXXIX (1779). TEXT in DUTCH. A Critical and Expansive Study by J. De Vries of JOHANNES FLORENTIUS MARTINET'S work KATECHISMUS DER NATUUR (CATECHISM OF NATURE). Two Volumes, hardcovers, leather spines and corners with marbled paper covered boards, the spines have five raised bands and are decorated in gilt, black leather title labels on spines, 5x9 inches. Pagination: Volume I: XIV, [2], 198, [2]. Volume II: [VI], 192. GOOD condition. The covers have scrapes and rubs to the boards and edges, including the loss of the paper covering in various places; the spine title labels are mostly worn away; nonetheless the covers are sturdy, attractive, and are doing their job well. Internally very nice, some light foxing and offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise the pages are lovely, bright, tight, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice, two volume set.

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  • 1783 ROYAL CITY of COPENHAGEN / KONGELIGE DANSKE KIØBENHAVN Danish Book with MAP by E. C. HAUBER 1783 ROYAL CITY of COPENHAGEN / KONGELIGE DANSKE KIØBENHAVN Danish Book with MAP
    E. C. HAUBER

    Beskrivelse over den kongelige danske Residentsestad Kiøbenhavn og de kongelige Slotte paa Landet. Oversat efter det tredie tydske Oplag, forøget og forbedret. (Description of the Royal Danish

    City of Copenhagen and the Royal Castles in the Country. A printing of the Third Edition, enlarged and improved.) By E. C. HAUBER. Published by Rothes Forlag, København / Copenhagen, 1783. TEXT in DANISH. The book which first was published in 1770 gives a detailed description of the Danish capital before the great fire of 1795 and the destructive British attacks of 1807. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners with paper covered boards, spine has five raised bands, gilt lining, and a leather label titled in gilt, 4x6.75 inches (10x17 cm). Pagination: [8], 232…

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    Beskrivelse over den kongelige danske Residentsestad Kiøbenhavn og de kongelige Slotte paa Landet. Oversat efter det tredie tydske Oplag, forøget og forbedret. (Description of the Royal Danish

    City of Copenhagen and the Royal Castles in the Country. A printing of the Third Edition, enlarged and improved.) By E. C. HAUBER. Published by Rothes Forlag, København / Copenhagen, 1783. TEXT in DANISH. The book which first was published in 1770 gives a detailed description of the Danish capital before the great fire of 1795 and the destructive British attacks of 1807. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners with paper covered boards, spine has five raised bands, gilt lining, and a leather label titled in gilt, 4x6.75 inches (10x17 cm). Pagination: [8], 232 pages. Includes a FOLD OPEN MAP of COPENHAGEN at the front. CONDITION: The covers are worn through at the edges and corners, rubbed, and scraped; 1/4 inch of the spine leather is tearing away at the top, the spine title leather has a corner chip; nonetheless the covers are doing their job and are attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library way. Internally, there is a small number written on the top margin of the front free endpaper; the fold open map has edge wear to its left edge, not affecting the image; there is light foxing throughout, lacks its rear free endpaper and rear pastedown. Overall a solid, nice copy, complete with its folding map.

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  • 1788 APOLOGETIC POSTSCRIPT to ODE UPON ODE by PETER PINDAR (John Wolcot) by PETER PINDAR (John Wolcot) 1788 APOLOGETIC POSTSCRIPT to ODE UPON ODE by PETER PINDAR (John Wolcot)
    PETER PINDAR (John Wolcot)

    APOLOGETIC POSTSCRIPT TO ODE UPON ODE, by PETER PINDAR.(pseudonym of JOHN WOLCOT). LONDON: Printed for G. KEARSLEY, M.DCC.XC. (1788). Second Edition (with the statement A New Edition With Considerable Additions on the front cover). Disbound, 8x10.5 inches, 32 pages. Lacking the half title page. GOOD condition. Disbound, as noted above; a crease to the upper corner of half the pages, toning to the margins; some edge wear here and there; overall the pages are bright, clean, and clear.

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  • 1788 KABBALA RESPONSA CONTROVERSIAL RABBI MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO Hebrew-Aramaic by MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO 1788 KABBALA RESPONSA CONTROVERSIAL RABBI MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO Hebrew-Aramaic
    MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO

    RABBINIC RESPONSA by MENACHEM AZARIAH DA FANO, in HEBREW with some ARAMAIC. DYHERNFURTH (now Brzeg Dolny, Poland) : 1788. Possibly the copy of ISAC BADHAB JERUSALEM, a noted Book Collector and Printer. There are 2 rubber ink stamps on the title page, both in Hebrew, one with a line of English that reads "JSAC BADHAB JERUSALEM". Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards and sheepskin covered spine, black embossed lettering on spine, 6" x 7.5", 170 pages (85 numbered pages with only every other page being numbered). Engraved Printer's device on the title page and a lovely engraved hunting woodcut at the end. Condition: The covers are rubbed, worn and scraped, leather corners missing, corners worn through; paper label on spine, nonetheless…

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    RABBINIC RESPONSA by MENACHEM AZARIAH DA FANO, in HEBREW with some ARAMAIC. DYHERNFURTH (now Brzeg Dolny, Poland) : 1788. Possibly the copy of ISAC BADHAB JERUSALEM, a noted Book Collector and Printer. There are 2 rubber ink stamps on the title page, both in Hebrew, one with a line of English that reads "JSAC BADHAB JERUSALEM". Hardcovers, marbled paper covered boards and sheepskin covered spine, black embossed lettering on spine, 6" x 7.5", 170 pages (85 numbered pages with only every other page being numbered). Engraved Printer's device on the title page and a lovely engraved hunting woodcut at the end. Condition: The covers are rubbed, worn and scraped, leather corners missing, corners worn through; paper label on spine, nonetheless these early covers remain in one solid piece; internally, the front inner hinge is completely split, fully exposing the inner spine of the signatures; the rear inner hinge is hanging on, but a strong tug would pull the covers from the inner text block; the title page has two ink stamps as noted above, and a word or two that has been inked out, there may be blank prelims that are missing, text complete from the title page through the last page, the inner pages are evenly toned with age but remain clean, clear and fully legible; some pages have edge wear and corner creases but remain solid and well bound with their sewn binding. SCARCE 1788 Dyhernfurth imprint of Rabbinic Responsa by Da Fano. You can read about MENAHEM AZARIAH DA FANO and about RABBINIC RESPONSA on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet.

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  • 1792 FREDERICH SCHILLER - THE ROBBERS (DIE RÄUBER) - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION Rare 1792 FREDERICH SCHILLER - THE ROBBERS (DIE RÄUBER) - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION Rare

    THE ROBBERS - A TRAGEDY, by FREDERICH SCHILLER.

    TRANSLATED into ENGLISH from the ORIGINAL GERMAN EDITION (DIE RÄUBER, 1781). Translated by ALEXANDER FRASER TYTLER aka LORD WOODHOUSELEE, a noted translator who wrote important treatises on the theory of translation. Published by G. G. J. & J. ROBINSONS, Paternoster-Row, LONDON, MDCCXCII (1792). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Later republished numerous times, the First English Edition of 1792 is Very Scarce. Disbound Copy (i.e. lacking covers), lacking half-title page, complete from the Title-Page through the last page of text with "The End" printed at the bottom of the last page, more recent leather spine covering still present, 5" x 8". Pagination xviii (lacking half-title pages i-ii), [2], 220. Condition: Light toning to the first…

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    THE ROBBERS - A TRAGEDY, by FREDERICH SCHILLER.

    TRANSLATED into ENGLISH from the ORIGINAL GERMAN EDITION (DIE RÄUBER, 1781). Translated by ALEXANDER FRASER TYTLER aka LORD WOODHOUSELEE, a noted translator who wrote important treatises on the theory of translation. Published by G. G. J. & J. ROBINSONS, Paternoster-Row, LONDON, MDCCXCII (1792). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Later republished numerous times, the First English Edition of 1792 is Very Scarce. Disbound Copy (i.e. lacking covers), lacking half-title page, complete from the Title-Page through the last page of text with "The End" printed at the bottom of the last page, more recent leather spine covering still present, 5" x 8". Pagination xviii (lacking half-title pages i-ii), [2], 220. Condition: Light toning to the first and last page; 6 pages have a few words written, rather sloppily,

    in red ink in the bottom margin; 6 middle pages have some staining (not too bad and text is clear); otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright and clean. DIE RÄUBER (THE ROBBERS)

    was the first drama by German playwright FRIEDRICH SCHILLER. It was written towards the end of the German Sturm und Drang 'Storm and Stress' movement. The play had a major influence on European dramatic works that followed. SCARCE 1792 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION

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  • 1793 GALILEO Two Volume Set RARE & IMPORTANT ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY w/ PLATES by Galileo Galilei 1793 GALILEO Two Volume Set RARE & IMPORTANT ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY w/ PLATES
    Galileo Galilei

    VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI Nobile e Patrizio Fiorentino Mattematico e Filosofo Sopraordinario de' Gran Duchi di Toscana COSIMO E FERDINANDO II. Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... TWO VOLUME SET - Complete in These Two Volumes (Four Parts, in Two Volumes). Losanna (LAUSANNE) : 1793. Publisher unstated. FIRST EDITION. Contains the FIRST BIBLIOGRAPHY of the works of GALILEO. I collated these two volumes page-by-page with copies from the Rare Book Rooms of Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Cambridge University. Two Hardcover Books, blue cloth covered boards, 7.5" x 10". Pagination: VOLUME I: Frontispiece, xvi Introductory pages, 471 Text pages (actually 467 pages because pagination skips to page 429 after page 424 - as normal…

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    VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI Nobile e Patrizio Fiorentino Mattematico e Filosofo Sopraordinario de' Gran Duchi di Toscana COSIMO E FERDINANDO II. Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... TWO VOLUME SET - Complete in These Two Volumes (Four Parts, in Two Volumes). Losanna (LAUSANNE) : 1793. Publisher unstated. FIRST EDITION. Contains the FIRST BIBLIOGRAPHY of the works of GALILEO. I collated these two volumes page-by-page with copies from the Rare Book Rooms of Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Cambridge University. Two Hardcover Books, blue cloth covered boards, 7.5" x 10". Pagination: VOLUME I: Frontispiece, xvi Introductory pages, 471 Text pages (actually 467 pages because pagination skips to page 429 after page 424 - as normal - text flows correctly - collates correctly with rare copies at Harvard and Cambridge), + one blank. VOLUME II: [2], 471-961 pages. The two volumes are ILLUSTRATED with TEN (of TWELVE) plates, namely: 2 engraved frontispiece portraits of Galileo (one in each Volume), 7 (of 9) engraved plates, and 1 large folding genealogical chart / plate. Four of the original nine plates were fold-open, but 2 of those 4 (plates IX and X) are now lacking (being the 2 of 12 plates that are missing). CONDITION: The covers are soiled and worn, the blue cloth covering is rubbed, splotchy, split at the spine folds, worn through at the corners, and chipped away at the spine ends, nonetheless the covers are present and still bound well to the inner pages; there is a splattering of dark blue spots to the bottom page edges of Volume I and to the top page edges of Volume II (page edges of the closed books). Volume I has some old shorelining / water staining to the margins of various pages here and there throughout - nothing too significant except in the margins of

    a few pages where the margin soiling is heavy; overall the pages are in remarkably bright condition. Volume II has shorelining / water-staining to the upper margin area of the frontispiece and title-page; is missing the leaf that would be pages v/vi - consisting of a "Part Three" title-page and its blank verso (i.e. no text is missing); there is shorelining / light water-staining and soiling to the top blank margin of a number of pages here and there throughout - not affecting text; leaf consisting of pages 521/522 has a stiff crease that appears to be a binder's error (text is complete); there are wormholes / small worm lines to the bottom blank margin of the latter pages, not affecting text; the upper corner area of pages 951-960 is soiled and foxed; page 961 (the last page - the verso is blank) has its upper portion torn away, including approximately 3 lines of 2 column. The plates are all bright and clear, some with mild margin soiling and/or margin shorelining. The fold-open genealogical chart has some splitting at the folds and tearing near the gutter, but is overall solid, bright and clear. A SOLID SET of these TWO VOLUMES with 10 of 12 plates and only the faults as described above. The covers are worn, but internally both volumes are still tight, bright and clear. A very presentable set. RARE and IMPORTANT 221 Year-Old Books on GALILEO. From an 1861 Sotheby auction catalog - the "Catalogue of the Mathematical, Historical and Miscellaneous Portion of the Celebrated Library of M. Guglielmo Libri": ******Nelli. VITA e COMMERCIO LETTERARIO di GALILEO GALILEI... Scritta da GIO. BATISTA CLEMENTE DE NELLI... Losanna, 1793. A most valuable contribution to scientific biography, giving full particulars of Galilei's friends and opponents, and containing extracts of numerous unpublished letters of Galileo and his friends which Nelli was prevented by death from publishing in extenso, and which were only partially published in the last edition of Galileo's works.******

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  • 1796 CAPTAIN JOHN MEARES - CHINA TO AMERICA 1788 & 1789 - 3 VOLUMES w/ 17 PLATES by John Meares 1796 CAPTAIN JOHN MEARES - CHINA TO AMERICA 1788 & 1789 - 3 VOLUMES w/ 17 PLATES
    John Meares

    VIAGGI DALLA CHINA ALLA COSTA NORD-OVEST D'AMERICA FATTI NEGLI ANNI 1788 e 1789 - DAL CAPITANO G. MEARES.

    Prima Traduzione Italiana.

    Published by Giovacchino Pagani, Firenze (Florence), MDCCXCVI (1796). First Italian, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples).

    Originally published in England in 1790, then France in 1794. This First Italian Edition had the ENGRAVINGS REDONE by a FLORENTINE ARTIST, and the engraved plates were made a part of the volumes. SCARCE with the GORGEOUS FLORENTINE PLATES.

    This auction is for THREE of FOUR VOLUMES - Volumes II, III and IV. LACKING VOLUME I.

    Original Wrappers, paper title labels on spines, 5x7.5 inches. TEXT in ITALIAN.

    Pagination:

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    VIAGGI DALLA CHINA ALLA COSTA NORD-OVEST D'AMERICA FATTI NEGLI ANNI 1788 e 1789 - DAL CAPITANO G. MEARES.

    Prima Traduzione Italiana.

    Published by Giovacchino Pagani, Firenze (Florence), MDCCXCVI (1796). First Italian, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples).

    Originally published in England in 1790, then France in 1794. This First Italian Edition had the ENGRAVINGS REDONE by a FLORENTINE ARTIST, and the engraved plates were made a part of the volumes. SCARCE with the GORGEOUS FLORENTINE PLATES.

    This auction is for THREE of FOUR VOLUMES - Volumes II, III and IV. LACKING VOLUME I.

    Original Wrappers, paper title labels on spines, 5x7.5 inches. TEXT in ITALIAN.

    Pagination:

    Volume II : XV + 212 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 7 PLATES, including 1 that folds-open. The plates are each printed on their own unnumbered leaf.

    Volume III : X + 238 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 1 FOLD-OPEN PLATE.

    Volume IV : [4] + VIII + 276 pages. ILLUSTRATED WITH 9 PLATES, including 2 that fold-open.

    THE PAGES AND PLATES HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY COLLATED. THESE BOOKS ARE COMPLETE, ALL PLATES ARE PRESENT AND IN THEIR PROPER ORDER. THERE ARE 17 PLATES IN TOTAL IN THESE THREE VOLUMES.

    There is a 1.5x3.5 inch label pasted onto the inside front cover of Volume II that reads: "MEARES, JOHN. Viaggi dalla China... Firenzi, 1796. Vols. 2-4 only. Lacks Vol. 1. 1st ed. In Italian. Orig. wraps."

    Condition: The original wrappers on these three volumes are mostly chipped off at the spine, exposing the signatures beneath, have chips and tears at the edges, a few holes, creases, smudges, general aging and wear, etc; the front wrapper and front free endpaper of Volume IV are disbound (i.e. present but laid-on loosely); the front wrapper of Volume IV also has its top margin and bottom front corners torn away (i.e. it is missing large pieces). Internally, there are corner creases, some corner tears, some spotting here and there, a few pages with light edge stains, a bit of foxing here and there, some page toning, splits between some signatures (always still holding well with the sewn binding); but overall the inner pages are incredibly well-kept, still complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. THE PLATES ARE GORGEOUS.

    A WONDERFUL SET OF 3 (of 4) VOLUMES of this VERY SCARCE WORK, COMPLETE and in ORIGINAL WRAPPERS.

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  • 1796 COLTIVAZIONE DEL RISO / CULTIVATION OF RICE Full VELLUM COVERS Italian Text 1796 COLTIVAZIONE DEL RISO / CULTIVATION OF RICE Full VELLUM COVERS Italian Text

    LA COLTIVAZIONE DEL RISO, by Gian Battista Spolverini (aka Giambattista Spolverini).

    VERONA (Italy): Dalla Stamperia GIULIARI MDCCXCVI (1796). Fifth edition.

    Full Vellum, 4to, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), Pagination: XVI, 224 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Printed on fine rag paper.

    First published in 1758, Spolverini's poem concerning rice and rice cultivation was popular and was printed in no less than 15 editions, this being the fifth. Italy was second only to Spain in its cultivation of rice in Europe. Rice first appeared in Italy in 1468 around Pisa, along the Lombardy plain. Spolverini's poem is considered a major work in the genre of Italian bucolic and didactic poetry. This edition also includes an "Elogio" by Ippolito Pindemonte.

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    LA COLTIVAZIONE DEL RISO, by Gian Battista Spolverini (aka Giambattista Spolverini).

    VERONA (Italy): Dalla Stamperia GIULIARI MDCCXCVI (1796). Fifth edition.

    Full Vellum, 4to, 9x12 inches (22x30 cm), Pagination: XVI, 224 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Printed on fine rag paper.

    First published in 1758, Spolverini's poem concerning rice and rice cultivation was popular and was printed in no less than 15 editions, this being the fifth. Italy was second only to Spain in its cultivation of rice in Europe. Rice first appeared in Italy in 1468 around Pisa, along the Lombardy plain. Spolverini's poem is considered a major work in the genre of Italian bucolic and didactic poetry. This edition also includes an "Elogio" by Ippolito Pindemonte.

    It is said that rice farmers could successfully grow rice using only this book.

    VERY GOOD condition: Light wear to vellum; front hinge starting to split at the top, just a little foxing here and there and a few minor instances of worming. A solid, bright, lovely, vellum bound copy of this important Italian work on rice.

    Everyone loves Italian rice, especially when it's from 1796!

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1798 HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY by Richard Dodd 1798 HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY
    Richard Dodd

    HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY. DATED MAY 13, 1798. Single-Fold Sheet to make four pages, handwritten on the front page and on the two inner pages. Written on laid-paper with the WATERMARK "ALLEE 1796". The writing is bright and clear, though the calligraphy is somewhat difficult. There are numerous folds from where the will had been folded into a small size, there is some edge wear including a few small closed edge tears. Still a solid, clean, manuscript Will. Here is my transcription of the manuscript Will (pardon my errors): "I Richard Dodd Rector of Cowley in the County of Middlesex revoking all other wills, do make this my last will and Testament.

    Imprimo:

    I…

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    HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY. DATED MAY 13, 1798. Single-Fold Sheet to make four pages, handwritten on the front page and on the two inner pages. Written on laid-paper with the WATERMARK "ALLEE 1796". The writing is bright and clear, though the calligraphy is somewhat difficult. There are numerous folds from where the will had been folded into a small size, there is some edge wear including a few small closed edge tears. Still a solid, clean, manuscript Will. Here is my transcription of the manuscript Will (pardon my errors): "I Richard Dodd Rector of Cowley in the County of Middlesex revoking all other wills, do make this my last will and Testament.

    Imprimo:

    I appoint my dear wife Eliz. Dodd & the Revd. Philip S. Dodd my second son the joint executors & the administrators of this my said will desiring & ordering that they will within

    in one twelve month of my decease or before of they think proper buy & transfer & place two thousand pounds ________ in the name &

    for the use of my son William Dodd & likewise that they buy & place the same sum in the same stock in the name of & for the use of my daughter Frances Margaret Dodd. That they assign and make over

    to them likewise these shares.

    In the Middlesex _______________ that_______________ / _______________ / names of William / _______________, Dodd _______________. The rest & residue of my property, be it of whatever kind I leave to my dear wife desiring that she will

    leave it to her children.

    Elizabeth Philip & Charles such shares & proportions as she shall think right & proper (trusting she will not whilst living or at her death leave any improper partiality of

    she regards the memory of a Dear affectionate husband who look unwearied pains to save her of them from the distrust she in early life experienced from.

    The inability of a most excellent Father and afford him any _______________

    I sign this on the thirteenth of May in the Year of our Lord

    one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. - Rich Dodd."

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  • 1799 REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED OFFICIAL LETTER Canton De Heudicourt 1799 REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED OFFICIAL LETTER Canton De Heudicourt

    HANDWRITTEN OFFICIAL LETTER from the 8th Year of the French Revolutionary Calendar (i.e. 1799). Printed on official stationery with République Française / Liberté Egalité letterhead. From Departement de la Somme, Canton D'Heudicourt. From Le Secretaire Du Canton D'Heudicourt, to "Citoyen". The document is written on both sides of an 6.75x8.5 (17x22 cm) piece of laid paper. TEXT IN FRENCH. GOOD condition, some folds, edge wear, and corner creases. Overall a sturdy copy with writing that is clear and legible. Please see the provided images to get a good idea of the letter, its contents, and its condition.

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  • 1800 REMARKS ON THE CASSANDRA OF LYCOPHRON, A MONODY English-Greek Literary Criticism FIRST EDITION by Reverend Henry Meen 1800 REMARKS ON THE CASSANDRA OF LYCOPHRON, A MONODY English-Greek Literary Criticism FIRST EDITION
    Reverend Henry Meen

    REMARKS ON THE CASSANDRA OF LYCOPHRON, A MONODY. by the Rev. H. Meen, B.D. (Reverend Henry Meen, Rector of Saint Nicholas Cole Abbey and Saint Nicholas Olave, City of London). LONDON: Printed by Bunney & Gold, Shoe-Lane, Fleet Street, and sold by Messrs. Rivingtons, et al., 1800. Text in English with Greek excerpts from The Cassandra. Lacking covers, half-title page is disbound (i.e. laid on loosely),the rest of the pages (title page through the blank rear endpaper) still held together by the sewn binding, 5x8". Pagination: [4}, 45 pp. This was an attempt to show the importance of The Cassandra and to rescue it from falling into obscurity. An early and interesting Historical and Literary study. Condition: Lacking covers as…

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    REMARKS ON THE CASSANDRA OF LYCOPHRON, A MONODY. by the Rev. H. Meen, B.D. (Reverend Henry Meen, Rector of Saint Nicholas Cole Abbey and Saint Nicholas Olave, City of London). LONDON: Printed by Bunney & Gold, Shoe-Lane, Fleet Street, and sold by Messrs. Rivingtons, et al., 1800. Text in English with Greek excerpts from The Cassandra. Lacking covers, half-title page is disbound (i.e. laid on loosely),the rest of the pages (title page through the blank rear endpaper) still held together by the sewn binding, 5x8". Pagination: [4}, 45 pp. This was an attempt to show the importance of The Cassandra and to rescue it from falling into obscurity. An early and interesting Historical and Literary study. Condition: Lacking covers as noted above; the disbound title page and the blank rear endpaper are toned; there is foxing throughout, heaviest on about half the pages, light on the other half, text is always clear and legible beneath any foxing.

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  • 1803 PAOLO SARPI Biography VENETIAN FREE THINKER Proponent of SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE by Monsignor Giusto Fontanini 1803 PAOLO SARPI Biography VENETIAN FREE THINKER Proponent of SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE
    Monsignor Giusto Fontanini

    STORIA ARCANA Della Vita Di FRA PAOLO SARPI, Servita, by Monsignor Giusto Fontanini, Arcivescovo D'Ancira. In Partibus e Documenti Relativi. A BIOGRAPHY of PAOLO SARPI, an Important seventeenth century Venetian historian, scientist, canon lawyer, statesman, writer of works highly critical of the Catholic Church, and fervent proponent of the Separation of Church and State. You can read much about his life and influence on Wikipedia, excerpts of which are at the end of this listing. VENEZIA (Venice, Italy), Per Pietro Zerletti, 1803. First Edition. Hardcovers, calf leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, leather spine label titled in gilt, 5x8 inches, xvi, 488 pages. GOOD condition: There is a 3/4 inch chip to the leather covering at the top of…

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    STORIA ARCANA Della Vita Di FRA PAOLO SARPI, Servita, by Monsignor Giusto Fontanini, Arcivescovo D'Ancira. In Partibus e Documenti Relativi. A BIOGRAPHY of PAOLO SARPI, an Important seventeenth century Venetian historian, scientist, canon lawyer, statesman, writer of works highly critical of the Catholic Church, and fervent proponent of the Separation of Church and State. You can read much about his life and influence on Wikipedia, excerpts of which are at the end of this listing. VENEZIA (Venice, Italy), Per Pietro Zerletti, 1803. First Edition. Hardcovers, calf leather covered boards, five raised spine bands, leather spine label titled in gilt, 5x8 inches, xvi, 488 pages. GOOD condition: There is a 3/4 inch chip to the leather covering at the top of the spine, the cover corner tips are worn, there is a scrape to the rear cover, overall the leather covers remain quite lovely. Internally, there is offsetting from the leather covers to the margins of the endpapers, light toning to the first few pages, some margin lines and marks in pencil here and there, overall the pages are nice, tight, bright, clean and clear. A solid, very presentable copy. About PAOLO SARPI (excerpted from Wikipedia): ******Paolo Sarpi, b. 1552 d. 1623, was an Italian historian, prelate, scientist, canon lawyer, and statesman active on behalf of the Venetian Republic during the period of its successful defiance of the papal interdict (1605 to 1607) and its war (1615 to 1617) with Austria over the Uskok pirates. His writings, HIGHLY CRITICAL of the CATHOLIC CHURCH and its Scholastic Tradition, inspired both Hobbes and Edward Gibbon in their own historical debunkings of priestcraft. As a defender of the liberties of Republican Venice and PROPONENT of the SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, Sarpi attained fame as a hero of Republicanism and Free Thought. His last words, "Esto perpetua" ("may she live forever" i.e. the Republic of Venice), were recalled by John Adams in 1820 in a letter to Thomas Jefferson, when Adams wrote "I wish as devoutly as Father Paul for the preservation of our vast American empire and our free institutions" (i.e. as devoutly as Fra Paoloa Sarpi had wished for the preservation of Venice and its free institutions.) Sarpi was also an experimental scientist, a proponent of the Copernican system, a friend and patron of Galileo Galilei, and a keen follower of the latest research on anatomy, astronomy, and ballistics at the University of Padua. His extensive network of correspondents included Francis Bacon and William Harvey. Sarpi believed that government institutions should rescind their censorship of Avvisi, the often anti Venitian newsletters which started to be common in his time. Instead of censorship Sarpi advised the Venetian government to publish their own newsletters to combat those of outsiders and agitators. Acting himself in that spirit, Sarpi published several pamphlets in defense of Venice's rights over the Adriatic. As such, Sarpi could be considered as an early advocate of the Freedom of the Press, though the concept did not yet exist in his lifetime.******

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  • 1805 JAKOB FRIEDRICH FRIES - KNOWLEDGE, FAITH & PUNISHMENT 1st Edition GERMAN by JAKOB FRIEDRICH FRIES 1805 JAKOB FRIEDRICH FRIES - KNOWLEDGE, FAITH & PUNISHMENT 1st Edition GERMAN
    JAKOB FRIEDRICH FRIES

    WISSEN, GLAUBE und AHNDUNG (KNOWLEDGE, FAITH and PUNISHMENT), by JAKOB FRIEDRICH FRIES, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. JENA: J.C.G. Gopferdt, 1805. First Edition. Bound in Red Morocco Leather with gilt titles and gilt lining on the front cover and spine, 4" x 6". Text in German. Pagination: [2],xii,[2],327,[1],[8}. The last 8 pages are Publisher's ads. VERY GOOD condition, lovely fine covers, internally, a bit of light foxing here and there but overall just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A BEAUTIFULLY BOUND COPY of this IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION WORK by the PHILOSOPHER JAKOB FRIEDRICH FRIES. One of the nicest copies I have seen.

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  • 1806 ODES CHIEFLY FROM THE NORSE TONGUE Rare NEW YORK Imprint by T.J. Mathias; Hudson Gurney 1806 ODES CHIEFLY FROM THE NORSE TONGUE Rare NEW YORK Imprint
    T.J. Mathias; Hudson Gurney

    THE GARLAND OF FLOWERS; Composed of CUPID AND PSYCHE, from The GOLDEN ASS OF APULEIUS. Anonymous. and Of ODES, CHIEFLY FROM THE NORSE TONGUE. BY T. J. MATHIAS, ESQ. I. Riley & Co., NEW YORK, 1806. First edition. Recent Hardcover Binding, green cloth covered boards with green cloth tape covered spine, entire book bound within including the front and rear blank endpapers; 5" x 8", 82 pages. First American edition of HUDSON GURNEY'S translation of CUPID AND PSYCHE. MATHIAS'S translation of The TWILIGHT OF THE GODS appears to be published here for the first time. Condition: FOXING throughout, some corner creases and page edge wear, one page has a closed horizontal tear across iits entire surface, nonetheless, complete and tightly…

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    THE GARLAND OF FLOWERS; Composed of CUPID AND PSYCHE, from The GOLDEN ASS OF APULEIUS. Anonymous. and Of ODES, CHIEFLY FROM THE NORSE TONGUE. BY T. J. MATHIAS, ESQ. I. Riley & Co., NEW YORK, 1806. First edition. Recent Hardcover Binding, green cloth covered boards with green cloth tape covered spine, entire book bound within including the front and rear blank endpapers; 5" x 8", 82 pages. First American edition of HUDSON GURNEY'S translation of CUPID AND PSYCHE. MATHIAS'S translation of The TWILIGHT OF THE GODS appears to be published here for the first time. Condition: FOXING throughout, some corner creases and page edge wear, one page has a closed horizontal tear across iits entire surface, nonetheless, complete and tightly bound, with text that is fully legible throughout. A solid copy of this important work printed in America in 1806.

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  • 1807 POETIC LATIN REPHRASING of THE PSALMS by GEORGE BUCHANAN, SCOTTISH SCHOLAR by Georgii Buchanani Scoti, George Buchanan 1807 POETIC LATIN REPHRASING of THE PSALMS by GEORGE BUCHANAN, SCOTTISH SCHOLAR
    Georgii Buchanani Scoti, George Buchanan

    Georgii Buchanani Scoti, POETARUM SUI SECULI FACILE PRINCIPIS, Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis Poetica. Ad Optimam Editionem Thomae Ruddimani, A.M. Summo Studio Recognita et Castigata. Praemissa Est Accuratior Quam Antehac Carminum Explicatio. EDINBURGH : Excudebat C. Stewart, Academiae Typographus, Apud Mondell, Doig & Stevenson, 1807. Small Format Hardcover Book, leather covered boards that are DETACHED but present, 3.5x5.5 inches, xiv + 234 pages, plus 2 pages of Publisher's ads at the rear. In LATIN. The book is a POETIC LATIN REPHRASING / PARAPHRASING of the PSALMS by the great SCOTTISH Latin Scholar and Poet GEORGE BUCHANAN. ASSOCIATION COPY. The book has two interesting associations: (1) There is a signature on the title page of (?) BRAZER DAVIS. The question mark is because…

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    Georgii Buchanani Scoti, POETARUM SUI SECULI FACILE PRINCIPIS, Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis Poetica. Ad Optimam Editionem Thomae Ruddimani, A.M. Summo Studio Recognita et Castigata. Praemissa Est Accuratior Quam Antehac Carminum Explicatio. EDINBURGH : Excudebat C. Stewart, Academiae Typographus, Apud Mondell, Doig & Stevenson, 1807. Small Format Hardcover Book, leather covered boards that are DETACHED but present, 3.5x5.5 inches, xiv + 234 pages, plus 2 pages of Publisher's ads at the rear. In LATIN. The book is a POETIC LATIN REPHRASING / PARAPHRASING of the PSALMS by the great SCOTTISH Latin Scholar and Poet GEORGE BUCHANAN. ASSOCIATION COPY. The book has two interesting associations: (1) There is a signature on the title page of (?) BRAZER DAVIS. The question mark is because I cannot make out the first word, perhaps it is a first name or a military rank? There is a lot of historical information about a John Brazer Davis, also known as Colonel John Brazer Davis, an early American military man who is even mentioned several times in the memoirs of John Adams. Is this him? I do not know because, though Brazer Davis is written neatly and clearly, the word or title preceding Brazer Davis does not look like John or like Colonel, nor does it look like anything that I can figure out. (2) The book was deaccessioned from the Tufts College Library, and there is a printed signed note laid in that states the book was a gift of REV. CONVERS FRANCIS of CAMBRIDGE and was donated by him in 1861. The slip has his signature. Looking into both Convers Francis and John Brazer Davis one finds that they are often mentioned as being in the same fraternities and organizations at the same time, which is interesting. I HAVE PROVIDED IMAGES of the SIGNATURE THAT IS ON THE TITLE PAGE and of the laid in DONATION SLIP so that you can determine for yourself if the associations hold water or not. You can find information about both John Brazer Davis and Rev. Convers Francis on the Internet. CONDITION: Disbound Covers, as noted above; there are some library markings, including withdrawn stamps, here and there; there are relevant handwritten pencil notes in the margins and among the text, most are light and hard to read; there is offsetting to the margins of the first and last few pages; the first few pages have some water staining to the bottom margin; overall the inner pages are complete, remain nicely bound together, and have printing that is bright and clear. A very suitable copy for rebinding, should you desire to do so. About the author GEORGE BUCHANAN (from Wikipedia): ****** George Buchanan, b. 1506 d. 1582, was a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. According to historian Keith Brown, Buchanan was "the most profound intellectual sixteenth century Scotland produced." His ideology of resistance to royal usurpation gained widespread acceptance during the Scottish Reformation. Brown says the ease with which King James VII was deposed in 1689 shows the power of Buchanan's ideas. For mastery of the Latin language, Buchanan has seldom been surpassed by any modern writer. His style is not rigidly modelled on that of any classical author, but has a freshness and elasticity of its own. Hugh Trevor-Roper called him "by universal consent, the greatest Latin writer, whether in prose or in verse, in sixteenth century Europe". He wrote Latin as if it were his mother tongue. Buchanan also had a rich vein of poetical feeling, and much originality of thought. His translations of the Psalms and of the Greek plays are more than mere versions; his two tragedies, Baptistes and Jephthes, enjoyed a European reputation for academic excellence. His Pompae verses were written for performance at the court entertainments of Mary, including the Offering of the Rustic Gods sung during a masque devised by Bastian Pagez for the baptism of King James.******

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