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USTERI, Johann Martin (1763-1827).

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Item Description: 3 in 1 Bd. 8vo (170 x 101 mm). X, [2], 286 S., [4], 304 S.; IV, 265, [1] S. Moderner grüner Halbmaroquinband über 5 erhabenen Bünden. Leipzig, (Hirschfeld für) S. Hirzel, 1853. Goedeke VI, 486, 10. Bookseller Inventory # B351499

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Item Description: 8vo (198 x 128 mm). Mit 10 (davon 4 handkol.) Falttafeln. XVI, 323, [1] S. Kalbslederband d. Z., mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild, marmorierte Vorsätze. Paris, N.-T. Méquignon, 1788. Cioranescu 42271; Blake 287; Jeanneret/Bonhôte, Biographie Neuchâteloise I, S. 48; Poggendorf II, 39; vgl. Crone 117; H. Rozbroj, J.-P. Marat. Ein Naturforscher und Revolutionär (1937), 31. Nicht in der Faber Birren Collection, in Gray, Zeitlinger, der Honeyman Collection oder im British Optical Association Cat. Very rare first edition of the last scientific work of J.-P. Marat, his Academical Essays or New Discoveries on Light, as related to the most important points in Optics. The Swiss born physician and greatest of all revolutionary journalists had studied at Neuchâtel, Geneva and Toulouse. The four essays on optical problems had been entries in provincial adademies competitions. Its publication was preceeded by Marat's new translation into French of Isaac Newton's Optics. Marat was the first, in France, who dared to attack Newton's corpuscular theory. The 'Mémoire académiques' tackle specific problems, such as how colors are produced in soap bubbles and rainbows. Marat explains in the introduction that all four have the same purpose: to challenge Newtons doctrine of differential refrangibility. The book offers the four following titles: Mémoire sur les expériences que Newton donne en preuve du systême de la différence réfrangibilité des rayons hétérogènes; Mémoire sur la prétendue différente réfrangibilité des rayons hétérogènes; Mémoire sur l'explication de l'arc-en-ciel donnée par Newton; Mémoires sur les vraies causes des couleurs que présentent les lames de verre, les bulles d'eau de savon, & autres matières diaphanes extrêment minces. As regards his "Mémoires Académiques" Marat says that he forwarded it by other hands to compete with works sent to the Academy, and that in writing it he had been careful to avoid alluding to his earlier productions in connection with his own name. "Such", he says, "is the domination of old opinions, that an innovator, without intrigue, without party, without trumpet-blowers, is often reduced to hide himself in order to escape persecution. I know that my adversaries are endeavouring more than ever to close the journals to me. If they succeed, I shall wonder at the force of personal considerations and at the docility of critics. For the rest, they need not flatter themselves that they are going to tire me out. One is not made to be the apostle of Truth, when one has not the courage to be its martyr". Marat who states that he has other optical essays in his portfolio, which he proposes to publish at the end of the year; amongst others, essays on the rainbow and the colour of the sky at sunrise and sunset, on the ellipsis of the moon on the horizon, also on the double image in the Icelandic crystal. But this was on the eve of the Revolution, and the treatises in question were never destined to see the light of publicity. - Clean copy complete with all ten folding plates. - Contemporary calf, spine elaborately gilt with label, marbled endpapers. Bookseller Inventory # B331311

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Item Description: 4to (198 x 150 mm). Mit 2 fünfzeiligen Holzschnitt-Initialen und grosser Holzschnitt-Druckermarke (Heitz 38) auf Schlussblatt verso. [4] Bl., 598 S., [13] Bl. Index. Dunkelbrauner Kalbslederband d. Z. über Holzdeckeln, mit reicher Blindprägung aus Einzel- und Rollenstempeln, Rücken über 4 erhabenen Bünden (Rückenkopf etwas beschädigt, ohne die beiden Metallschliessen). Zürich, Rudolph Wyssenbach für Andreas Gessner d. J., 1552. Mit zeitgenössischem Namenseintrag von Samuel Viret auf Unterrand des Titels ('Pro Samuele Vireto') und hs. Name auf Vorsatz des aus Brugg stammenden gelehrten Berner Pfarrers Daniel Stapfer (1728-1807), datiert 1782. Vischer i 42; VD 16, W-2226; Leemann-van Elck, Der Zürcher Drucker Rudolf Wyssenbach, in: Der Schweizer Sammler X (1936), S. 125ff., Nr. 30; Kosch XXXI, Kol. 330f.; Mieg, Barthelémy Westheimer, Pasteur à Mulhouse et à Horbourg, in: Annuaire de la Société Historique et Littéraire de Colmar, vol. VI (1956), S. 41ff.; Rissel, Dem Buch und der Kanzel gedient: B. Westheimer aus Pforzheim, in: Neue Beiträge zur Pforzheimer Stadtgeschichte I (2006), S. 13ff. First Zurich edition of Westheimer's chief work, "a radical revision of the 1536 [Basel] edition" (A. Lane, John Calvin Student of Church Fathers [1999], pp. 132). Westheimer's Zurich edition of his Conciliatio, of which a second issue appeared in 1563, "differs so much from the earlier editions of this work, both in the division of chapters and in their contents, that it needs to be treated as a separate anthology" (A. N. S. Lane, Justification by Faith in 17th-Century Patristic Anthologies: The Claims that were Made, in: Frank a.o., Die Patristik in der frühen Neuzeit (2006), pp. 169f.). While his Basel editions are based on Hermann Bodius' very popular anthology 'Unio dissidentium' of 1527, Westheimer followed for his completely revised Zurich version in layout and content the work of Erasmus Sarcerius 'De consensu verae ecclesiae et patrum', which was published at Frankfurt in 1540. The author directed his printed dedication of 1552 to Ottheinrich, Elector Palatine (1502-1559) an outstanding German Renaissance prince, who had introduced Lutheranism into his own territory Pfalz-Neuburg, in 1543 and who was forced to leave his dominions. In 1552 he finally could return from his exile in Weinheim to Neuburg. - Apart of minor stains on two pages an excellent and fresh copy in a beautiful contemporary calf binding, with blind-tooling. Bookseller Inventory # B351285

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Item Description: Kl.-4to (200 x 145 mm). Mit Darstellung einer Tastatur in Holzschnitt und teilweise ganzseitiger Musik. Titel innerhalb ornamentaler Holzschnitt-Bordüre. [6] Bl., 143 S., [6] Bl. (mit Musik). Grüner Kalbslederband über 5 erhabenen Bünden, mit Blindprägung. Madrid, en la Imprenta de Musica, 1702. Palau 337035; RISM BVI/2, S. 837; Nielsch, Spanischer und italienischer Stil in der Continuopraxis am Beginn des 18. Jhs. (1997); vgl. P. Murphy, J. de Torre's Treatise of 1736 General Rules for Accompanying on the Organ (2000). Excellent copy of the rare first edition of José de Torres' chief work, the first Spanish treatise to deal specifically and completely with thoroughbass accompaniment at the keyboard. Dedicated to Pedro Portocarrero y Guzmán, archbishop of Tiro and. patriarch of the Indies, the General Rules for Accompanying on the Organ, and the Harp comprises three sections, which Torres calls treatises (tratados), and thereby divides thoroughbass instruction into the subjects of rudiments, accompaniment with consonant chords, and accompaniment with tied and untied dissonant chords. Torre's thoroughbass theory appeared before many of the most influential pre-Rameau eighteenth-century thoroughbass treatises, specifically, Saint-Lambert's Nouveau traité (1707), Gasparini's L'armonico pratico (1st ed., 1708), and Heinichen's Neu erfundene und gründliche Anweisung . . . des General-Basses (1711). Although the practice of thoroughbass accompaniment was common in Spanish theatre, dance, and cathedral music from the first part of the 17th century, no keyboard thoroughbass treatise had been published in Spain before that of Torres. However, instruction in the art of deriving a guitar accompaniment from a bass line had appeared in Spain long before this work, and had been taught in Spanish guitar tutorials for over one hundred years. The book is carefully limited to what the beginning musician must know when learning thoroughbass accompaniment and discusses basic musical principles, consonances and simple progressions, and dissonances, suspensions and ties. The author provides a practical approach to creating harmonies according to the melodic movements of an unfigured bass using scored realizations of figured basses to explain the method for deriving accompaniments from unfigured basses. José Torres can be considered to be among the most modern of the early the eighteenth-century theorists of Spain. - Title leaf lightly browned, a very clean copy. - Modern green morocco, back on five raised bands, covers with blind-tooling, gilt title on spine. Bookseller Inventory # B344933

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Item Description: 4 in 2 Bdn. 8vo (193x123 mm). Mit radiertem Frontispiz (Portrait Gullivers) von Robert Sheppard und 6 gestochenen Karten und Plänen. VIII S., [2] Bl., 148 S., [3] Bl., S. [149]-310; [3] Bl., 154 S., [4] Bl., S. [155]-353. Moderner Kalbslederband, mit goldgeprägtem Deckelornament aus eingefasster Raute, Innenkantenvergoldung und Goldschnitt. London, Benjamin Motte, [December] 1726. Wappen-Exlibris mit Motto: "Sans changer" des englischen Diplomaten Lord Stanley of Alderley (1827-1903), und von Reginald Roose Francis, datiert 1931. PMM 185; Teerink 291B; Negley 1081; Lewis 185f.; Fortunati/Trousson 260; Gove 254ff.; Houston, Utopia, Dystopia or Anti-utopia? Gulliver's Travels and the Utopian Mode of Discourse, in: Utopian Studies XVIII (2007), p. 425ff. One of the most famous novels ever written in English in first edition, here in the last of three issues (Teerink's B). All three issues were published by Benjamin Motte between 28 October and December 1726 , "I think it [is] advisable to stick to the well-established practice of calling the three 1726 editions first" (Herman Teerink, p. 193). In early 18th century Britain a high level of animosity still existed between the various English sects which considered themselves Protestant, and between the English Protestants collectively and the Catholics on the Continent. Swift uses his novel to show how ridiculous such dissention is among people like the high and low heels, and big and little-enders, who profess to be followers of the same path. The Irish author extends his satire using travel literature to attack head-on science and the worship of reason. His will to parody the form of the traditional utopian novel is expressed in his comic derision of the travel report. Like other utopian writers, Swift establishes an intertextual dialogue with utopian predecessors like Plato, Thomas More, François Rabelais, and Francis Godwin, with whom he shares the same inclinations to a free play of intellectual fantasy, to the use of ideals rather than of real characters. After the appearence of his book - of which over one hundred editions appeared within the following 74 years alone - Swift instantly became a famous misanthrope. In the 19th century, the Victorian novelist William Makepeace Thackeray denounced Swift's book as "past all sense of manliness and shame; filthy in word, filthy in thought, furious, raging, obscene". Since then, few literary works have been so dissected, discussed and disagreed upon. It is the magnum opus of one of the English language's greatest satirists. - Owner's name by an old hand in upper margin of title, with armorial bookplate by Reginald Roose Francis, dated 1931. - Lightly browned. - Modern calf, decorated with gilt lozenge on covers. Bookseller Inventory # B19872

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Item Description: Folio (351 x 230 mm). Mit grosser Holzschnittdruckermarke auf Titel (Portrait Henri le Grands mit Motto: "Fortuna - Paratur / Virtute et Vigilantia"). 1158 S., [10] S. (Epigrammata), [4] Bl. (Vorrede), 52 S.(Notae von Jean Bourdelot, Gilbert Cousin und Théodore Marcile), [20] Bl. Index, 1 Bl. Privilège du Roy. Roter Maroquinband d. Z. über 6 erhabenen Bünden, mit Wappensupralibros in Goldprägung auf beiden Deckeln, innerhalb ornamentierter Deckelrahmen mit Eckstücken, Rücken mit dem Marzocco-Löwen in Goldprägung geschmückt, marmorierter Schnitt (Hinterdeckel etwas beschabt). Paris, Julien Bertault, 1615. Gestochenes Exlibris von John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle of Stevenstone (1750-1842). Dibdin II, 192; Hoffmann II, 537; Schoell, Geschichte der griechischen Litteratur (1830), S. 497. Italian morocco binding with unidentified but most probably Florentine coat-of-arms on the highly esteemed parallel edition in Greek and Latin of Lucianus' works which exerted considerable influence up to the Age of Enlightenment. "This is a very elegant and respectable edition, containing the notes and observations of Mycillus, Guerinus, Marcilius, and Cognatus, whith some short and learned ones of Jean Bourdelot himself, at that time a youn man. Among the sources from which the editor professes to have compiled his edition, are two ancient Mss. in the royal library at Paris; but the existence of which Faber denies in the most positive and direct terms; and and wonders 'at the impudence of the editor in imposing such a cheat on posterity'. The edition, although severely censured by Faber, is of some repute in the classical world . " (Dibdin). Bookseller Inventory # B350426

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Item Description: 8vo (193 x 120 mm). 96 S. Moderner Pappband mit Rückenschildchen, gelber Original-Vorderumschlag mitgebunden, unbeschnitten. Wien, Johann Baptist Wallishauser, 1807. Goedeke V, 334, 38; Gugitz, J. Perinets Broschüren und Gedichte, in: ZfB. IX (1905/06), S. 154, Nr. 112; ADB XXV, 377; Killy XI, 114; E.-M. Ernst, Zwischen Lustigmacher und Spielmacher: die komische Zentralfigur auf dem Wiener Volkstheater im 18. Jahrhundert (2003), S. 234ff. Bookseller Inventory # B351503

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PETRONIUS ARBITER (17-66).

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Item Description: Folio (45 x 34 cm). Mit 33 Original-Kupferstichen auf Tafeln und 43 Holzschnitt-Ornamenten im Text von André Derain. [4] Bl., 290, [3] S., [2] Bl. Lose wie erschienen in Original-Umschlag, Halbpergament-Chemise und Schuber. Paris, "Aux dépens d'un Amateur", 1951. Monod 9049; Rauch 40; Kornfeld/Klipstein 172, Nr. 54. One of 30 copies (no. 124) with a suite of 36 engravings by André Derain. The edition of a total of 326 copies was printed on large Arches paper. It was Ambroise Vollard who initiated this edition of the Satyricon already in the thirties, and commissioned the engravings from Derain in 1934. But the project could not be executed because of Vollard's death and the outbreak of World War II. Finally the book went to press in 1951; the engravings were printed by Georges Leblanc and the text by Marthe Fecquet and Pierre Baudier. - Loose as issued with original illustrated wrappers in half vellum folder and slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # B238965

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WETZEL, Johann Jakob (1781-1834).

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Item Description: Gr.-Folio (467 x 313 mm). Mit 11 (statt nur 10) handkolorierten, teilweise gummierten, Ansichtstafeln in Aquatinta, gestochen nach J. J. Wetzel von Franz Hegi, resp. von Johann Hürlimann. (1-7), 8-11, [14] Bl. (deskriptiver Text). Roter Halbmaroquinband mit lederverstärkten Ecken. Zürich, Chez Orell, Fussli et Compagnie, 1817. Lonchamp 3182; Appenzeller 214-223; J. J. Wetzel. Leben, Werk und Wirken (Kat. 21 der Galerie Kempf, Zürich [1988]), S. 24 u.a.; vgl. Brun III, S. 492f., Nr. 1 (nur Ausgabe von 1820) und 14 (Chapelle de Tell). Untrimmed copy of the second of three states known - with an additional view bound in - of the initial volume of the celebrated series of views of Swiss lake sceneries. published in fourteen volumes up to 1827. Engraved by Franz Hegi (1774-1850) the hand-coloring was executed by Wetzel himself. The complemantary view "Vue de la Chapelle du Guillaume Tell") is painted and engraved by the Zurich etcher Johann Hürlimann (1793-1850) who worked at Paris since 1829. - From the collection of the Polish count Michal Wandalin Mniszech (coat of arms exlibris) whose family maintained manyfold relations to Switzerland since the 18th century. - Contemporary boards with renewed dark half calf spine and leather strenghtened corners. Bookseller Inventory # B348213

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Item Description: 2 Bde. 8vo (200 x 120 mm). Mit zus. 15 in Sepia gedruckten Aquatinta-Tafeln nach L. Simond, 2 gef. Tabellen und 13 Textkupfern. X, 530 S.; [2] Bl., 452 S. Rote Halbmaroquinbände d. Z. Paris, (Crapelet pour) Treuttel et Würtz, 1817. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland, in Aquatint and Lithography, 18; Lipperheide 991; HLS XIII, S. 519. Fresh and complete copy of Simond's 'Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain', anonymously published first in 1815 and the following year in French. The Lyons born author had fled France and its Revolution in 1792 and moved to New York where he became a successful merchant. His book "is marked by a highly critical observation of English society and politics virtually uninformed by and uncompared with Simond's twenty-year experience as a prosperous exile in a new democracy" (Ira Grushow, The Querulous Exile: The Travel Writings of L. Simond [Online Version]). - "Ce voyage peut être considéré comme pré-tocquevillien, car, outre un regard sur la réalité anglaise, son exotisme, c'est aussi la confrontation d'un homme de l'ancien régime avec la politique de débat, la presse, l'opinion publique, cette société déjà moderne" (Jacques Damade in the preface of the new French edition of 1992). Simond settled in Switzerland after the death of his American wife. In 1822 he married Marie-Antoinette Chauvet and served as a well-respected major at Versoix near Geneva until his early death on 2 July 1831. - Contemporary red half-morocco. Bookseller Inventory # B351320

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SIEBER, Franz Wilhelm (1789-1844).

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Item Description: 2 Bde. 8vo (220 x 135 mm). Mit 1 gefalteten Kupferstichkarte Kretas, 1 Faltplan "du Labyrinth souterain près de Gortyne dans l'ile de Crète', 1 gefalteteten Kostümtafel und 11 Kupfertafeln mit Ortsansichten und Pflanzenabbildungen, gestochen von Stoelzel und Döbel. [2] Bl., XXII, 548 S.; 328 S. Hellbraune Halbkalbslederbände d. Z., mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und je 2 Lederschildchen, goldgeprägtes Monogramm CL im Rückenkopf. Leipzig und Sorau, Friedrich Fleischer, 1823. Erzherzog Carl Ludwig von Österreich, Herzog von Teschen, (1771-1847), mit dessen Monogramm auf dem Einbandrücken. Engelmann I, 379; Stafleu-Cowan 11.942; Henze Bd. V, S. 152f.; Igersheim, Kreta: auf den Spuren des böhmischen Naturforschers und Reisenden F. W. Sieber (2010), S. 17ff.; Dietrich: Franz Wilhelm Sieber, ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Botanik vor sechzig Jahren, in: Jahrbuch des Königlichen botanischen Museums [Berlin], Bd. I (1881), S. 278ff. First edition. Fine copy of the illustrated travel account of Crete bound for the library of Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria, duke of Teschen, adoptive son of Albert of Sachsen-Teschen. The Bohemian born physician, botanist, traveller and plant collector spent the year of 1817 on the island of Crete (then known as Candia) which as part of the Ottoman Empire was under the rule of Mehmet Ali. In his valuable account, of which an English translation appeared the same year, Sieber portrayes the culture and nature of Crete in great detail. While the first volume offers the history and material culture of the Islanders the larger second volume is dedicated to the natural history and botany of Crete. As a reult of his exploration, together with the French consul and his secretary, Sieber also included in his book a map of the cave system called 'Labyrinth' near the ancient town of Gortyna, which remained the standard map for a long time to come. - Some browning due to paper qualtiy, else a fresh copy of important provenance. - Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with two labels and gilt monogram CL [Carl Ludwig] at head. Bookseller Inventory # B350269

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Item Description: Kl.-Folio (292 x 202 mm). Mit diversen Holzschnitt-Initialen von Hans Holbein. [4] Bl., 142 S. Kalbslederband des späten 19. Jhs. im Stil des 16. Jhs., Deckelrahmen aus Blind- und Goldprägung, im Zentrum des Vorderdeckels Titel und Datum innerhalb Kartusche in Goldprägung (Rücken berieben, im Vordergelenk eingerissen). Basel, Adam Petri, August 1527. Exlibris Daniel M. Friedenberg (geb. 1923) und von João de Villanova de Vasconcellos Corréa de Barros sowie dessen Exlibris-Stempel auf Titel, durchgestrichener Name im Fusssteg und hs. Name in der oberen Ecke des Titelblattes. VD 16, P-2465; Panzer VI, 260, 668; Adams P-1031; STC, (German), 694; Fürst III, 89; Hieronymus, Griechischer Geist, Nr. 108; Ders., Petri-Schwabe, 144; STC, (German), 694; Waxman, History of Jewish Literature I, 482ff.; (ausführlich) H. Jacobson, A Commentary on Pseudo-Philo's Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum (1996); Chr. Dietzfelbinger, Pseudo-Philo: Antiquitates Biblicae (1975). Editio princeps. One of the earliest and most important works of biblical interpretation, commonly known as the Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum, a narrative account of events from the beginning of creation to the death of king Saul that is firmly grounded in the bible. The essence of Christianity, and of Mosaic Judaism, is identified historically first by Philo Judaeus who was born c. 15 B.C. and died about fourty years after the supposed date of the Crucifixion. The Book of Biblical Antiquities is supplemented and embellished by legends and stories, giving an abundant supply of significant Jewish females. In his re-telling of the Bible, Pseudo-Philo carries on the tradition of exemplifying women who have devoted themselves to upholding their covenant with God. The editor Johannes Sichard (1499-1552), a German born Jurist and professor at Basel, tells us in the preface, that in preparing his edition he made use of two manuscripts, one from Lorsch (now apparently lost) and the other one from Fulda (which was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century in Cassel). The Fulda manuscript - with marginalia and changes by Sichard and filled now with printer's marks - was in fact the one which Sichard provided to Adam Petri's (1454-1527) printing press. The Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum is not only based on the Bible, but it routinely quotes, paraphrases, and echoes the text of the bible, both in context and out of context. The Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum was reprinted several times - the first in 1538 by Adam Petri's son Henric Petri - and gave references to later quotations from the book. The first complete edition in Greek was edited by Sigismund Gelenius and also printed at Basel in 1554. - Late 19th century calf in 16th style with gilt and blind-tooled frame around sides, gilt cartouche in centre of front cover with title and date: PHILONIS IVDAEI // ALEXANDRINI // MDXXVII (spine with gilt tooled frame (back heavily chaved, joint of front cover worn). - Title somewhat browned and lightly dust-soiled, with ms. name and scribbling in brown ink, larger exlibris stamp of João de Villanova on title, apart of few minor wormholes in outer margins (underlaid) a well-preserved copy from the libraries of João de Villanova de Vasconcellos Corrêa de Barros and of Daniel Meyer Friedenberg (born 1923), American collector, financial investor and writer from Mt. Vernon, New York. - Late 19th century calf in 16th century style, front cover framed in gilt and blind-tooling, gilt title within cartouche in centre (joint of front cover cracking). Bookseller Inventory # B320312

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WETZEL, Johann Jakob (1781-1834) und Franz HEGI (1774-1850).

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Item Description: Gross-Folio (358 x 305 mm). Mit 10 von Franz Hegi in Aquatinta geätzten und handkolorierten Ansichtstafeln. Titel mit schwarzgrundiger Verlagsvignette, 48 S. Text. Roter Halbmaroquinband mit lederverstärkten Ecken. Zürich, Orell, Fussli et compagnie, Imprimeurs-Libraires et Marchands d'Estampes, 1819. Appenzeller 224-233; Lonchamp 3184; Wäber 307; J. J. Wetzel. Leben, Werk und Wirken (Kat. 21 der Galerie Kempf, Zürich [1988]), S. 11, 12, 41, 44, 48, 50, 57 und 73; Brun III, S. 492, Nr. 2; Hofer/Hägeli, Zürcher Personen-Lexikon (1986), S. 362f.; Leemann-van Elck, Druck, Verlag, Buchhandel im Kanton Zürich von den Anfängen bis um 1850. Completely untrimmed and complete copy of the most beautiful volume from the grand series of hand-colored views of Swiss Lakes, with descriptive text in French printed on velin paper. The whole life of the Zurich painter and Bleuler disciple Johann Jakob Wetzel was dedicated to painting landscapes. After he started his own business in 1810 he began in 1817 with his series of 'Picturesque Voyages to the Lakes of Switzerland', which became his chief and best loved work. Four plates depict the Lake of Zurich, two each the Walensee and the Lake of Zug, one the Lake of Lauerz and the Lake of Aegerin near Zug. In 1835, one year after the artist's decease, the publisher Orell Füslli sold the original copper plates to the art dealer and publisher Hans Felix Leuthold (1799-1859), who sold the views in single sheets and in 1841 under the title: 'Cinquante vues pittoresques de la Suisse'. - Light foxing on half-fitle and final leaf, few text leaves with minimal foxing or browning, an excellent copy. Bookseller Inventory # B350314

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Item Description: 4to (245 x 190 mm). Mit 3 gest. Falttafeln, darunter Ansicht des Klosters in Vogelschauperspektive aus Südost. [14] Bl. (inkl. Frontispiz), 320 S., 1 Bl. Errata, 98 S. ('Acta fundationis Murensis monasterij'). [12] Bl., 320 S., [1] Bl., 98 S., [2] gef. Bl. Roter Maroquinband d. Z. mit reicher Goldprägung, Rückenvergoldung und Goldschnitt. Muri, (Klosterdruckerei) Johann Caspar Hiltensperger, 1750. Feller/Bonjour 504; Barth 20737; Haller II, 1916; Wyss 69; HBLS V, 216; Helvetia sacra III/1,2, S. 896ff. u. 942. Fresh copy beautifully bound in contemporary full red morocco, most probably in the Abbey's own "artistic and technically excellent" bookbindery (Lexikon des Gesamten Buchwesens). The editor F. Kopp worked as archivist and was elected prince abbot of Muri Abbey the following year. He based the edition on the only known faithful copy from the late 14th century of the original manuscript. It was published in response to P. Marquard Herrgott's version 'Genealogia diplomatica Augustae gentis Habsburgicae', where the reliability of the 'Acta Murensia' was questioned. With Kopp's much praised edition the 'Acta Murensia' - which contains a comprehensive record of assets received as well as a genealogy of the early Habsburgs - found finally the lasting interest of the republic of letters, among them such renown members as the Strasbourg historian Johann Daniel Schöpflin, since 1740 historiographer to the French king. Bookseller Inventory # B351455

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Item Description: Roter Leinenband d. Z. im Querformat (Vordergelenk eingerissen). (Chile, 1906). Gelatin silver prints (mostly panoramic views), lose in slip-in photo album. Contemporary red cloth oblong album (305 x 415 mm). The panoramic photographs show desert sceneries from northern Chile, the eight at the end document the destructions of Valparaiso in the last of the three large earthquakes that shook the Americas in 1906. The two previous ones had hit in January in the Colombia-Ecuador region, the second in April in San Francisco, California. The year 1906 was of importance for seismology as a scientific field. Chile, one of the most seismically-active countries in the world, decided at the time to install a seismic network which has been in operation until now. Bookseller Inventory # B351386

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Item Description: 4 Bde. 4to (210 x168 mm). Mit zus. 290 Kupfertafeln (inkl. den drei Kupfertiteln und der Portrait-Tafel). [Teil I:] Handkoloriertes Titelkupfer, nach J. J. Preisler radiert von Martin Tyroff und 78 handkol. Kupfertafeln. [24] Bl., 64 S., [4] Bl., 60 S., [4] Bl., 64 S., [4] Bl., 312 S.,[4] Bl., 48 S., Titel, S. 3-48, [12] Bl. Register. - [Teil II:] Handkol. Kupfertitel und 76 (4 gef.) handkol. Kupfertafeln. [4] Bl., 72 S., 28 S., 16 S., [2] Bl., 32 S., [4] Bl., 76 S., 200 S., 64 S., 52 S., [10] Bl. (Register und Nachricht an den Buchbinder). - [Teil III:] Mit handkol. Kupfertitel und 92 handkol. Kupfertafeln. [4] Bl., S. (1-4), 5-624 S., [4] Bl. Register. - [Teil IV:] Mit Portraitkupfer, nach Dominicus van der Smissen und Kleemann gestochen von J. W. Windter und 40 röm. num. handkol. Kupfertafeln. [6] Bl., 48 S., 264 S., [2] Bl. Register. Gesprenkelte Kalblederbände d. Z., Rücken über 5 erhabenen Bünden, mit Lederrückenschild und Rückenvergoldung (Kanten berieben, Ecken bestossen, Gelenke teilweise eingerissen). Nürnberg, Johann Joseph Fleischmann für den Verfasser, [1740-] 1746-61. Exlibris des englischen Arztes John Sibthorpe (1758-1796), ab 1784 Sherardian Professor of Botany at the University of Oxford und Stempel auf Titel: Bibl. Hort. Bot. Oxon. Nissen, ZBI, 3466; Horn/Schenkling 18267; Gilbert, Butterfly Collectors and Painters (2000), 58; Junk, Rara, 159; Nissen, ZBI, 3466; Feuerstein-Herz, Die grosse Kette der Wesen (2007), 206; Ludwig, Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerei im 17. und 18. Jh. (1998), 370f.; Niekisch, A. J. Rösel von Rosenhof, in: Sekretär. Beiträge zur Literatur und Geschichte der Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde, Bd. IX, Heft 2 (2009), S.27; Smith/Mittler, History of Entomology (1973), 99. Bookseller Inventory # B351404

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Item Description: 4 Hefte in 1 Bd. Large 4to (275 x 220 mm). Mit 100 nummerierten und handkolorierten, teilweise mit Gummi arabicum gehöhten, Kupfertafeln von G. F. Abel. [4] Bll, 20 S., 1 Blatt (Fortsetzung der Subskribenten-Liste), S. (21)-28. 1 Bl. (Fortsetzung der Subskribenten-Liste), S. (29)-38. Moderner hellbrauner Kalbslederband mit lederverstärkten Ecken, Rücken über 5 erhabenen Bünden, Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Stuttgart, gedrukt in der Drukerei der Herzoglichen Hohen Karls-Schule, [in Kommission bei J. F. Cotta], 1790 (-1794). Fischer, Der Verleger Johann Friedrich Cotta Bd. I (2003), Nrn. 47, 70, 89 und 128; Nissen, BBI, 1617; Pritzel 5733; Stafleu/Cowan 8971; Great Flower Books (1990), 132; R. Hess, Lebensbilder hervorragender Forstmänner (1885), 287. Fresh and illuminated de luxe copy of the first edition of this comprehensive work on dendrology and pomology. dedicated to Archduke Carl Eufen of Württemberg. The descriptive text to the wonderfully illuminated copper engravings by the court engraver G. F. Abel was written by Johann Daniel Reitter, a botanist and forestry commissioner at Stuttgart. With a selection of excellent plates of forest trees and shrubs by the Stuttgart court engraver and painter Gottfried Friedrich Abel. The basic text provides a key to the plates, which are titled beneath each subject with their Latin binomial and the common name in German. The presentation of the plates is unusual in the use of shadows which are employed to lift the samples from the page and further the illusion of reality. The book was printed in the court printing shop of the Hohe Karlsschule (Carl's High School), a strict military academy founded by Karl Eugen, Duke of Württemberg in Stuttgart and distributed by Johann Friedrich Cotta (1764-1832). Bookseller Inventory # B350969

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WOLTERS, Friedrich (1876-1930).

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Item Description: Folio (367 x 240 mm). Gegenüberliegende Zierseiten in Form eines Altars mit Einhörnern für Titel und Widmung, mit 3 grossen als Randleiste gestalteten Bild-Initialen sowie 60 kleineren Initialen. Druckvermerk und Seitenzahlen in Rotdruck. 67 S. Alaungarer Original-Schweinslederband mit abgeschrägten Kanten, Vorderdeckel mit goldgeprägtem Pressensignet, Rücken mit goldgeprägtem Titel und zwei kleinen Dreiecken, Spiegel und Vorsatz aus Pergament mit Goldlinieneinfassung, Original-Leinenkassette mit Titelaufdruck in Gold. Berlin, Einhorn-Presse im Verlag Otto von Holten, 1909. Raub A 81; Rodenberg I, 150-151; Landmann 304. Opus I of the Einhorn Press. No. 508, one of ten copies printed on vellum (numbered 501-510), monogrammed and signed by Lechter in the justification, printed in red. First edition of the programmatic text by the poet Friedrich Wolters, a protagonist of Stefan George's circle. - Original white pigskin, with gilt press mark on front cover, gilt title on spine, all edges gilt (minimally stained). In original case. Bookseller Inventory # B320645

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CARROL, Lewis (Pseud. von Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832-1898) und Max ERNST (1891-1976), Illustrator.

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Item Description: Folio (330 x 255 mm). Mit 11 Original-Farblithographien, 1 Original-Lithographie in Schwarz und mit 10 als Negativ gedruckten Lithographien von Max Ernst. 100 S., [2] Bl. Mit der Extrasuite auf Japan-Papier. Lose wie erschienen, in blauen Leinenmappen und Original-Pappschuber. Stuttgart, Manus Presse, 1968. Spies/Leppien 135; Brusberg 146; Sammlung H. Bolliger, Nr. 137; Giuliano, Lew Carroll Bibliography, A68:14; Deluxe copy of Max Ernst's beautifully illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll's longest and most famous poetic work outside of the Alice books. One of the copies with the extra suite on Japan, of which in addition to the thirty-five numbered copies a few ones were printed 'hors commerce' or as 'épreuve d'artiste'. All twelve original lithographs are signed by the artist. - Mint copy in the original publisher's blue cloth slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # B321072

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Item Description: 4to (278 x 216 mm). Mit 1 Falttafel, nach Vorlagen Büchners auf Stein gezeichnet von F. Hagen und gedruckt von der lithographischen Anstalt E. Simon fils. 57 S. Grüner Halblederband. [Paris, (chez F. G. Levrault), Strasbourg, 1836/37]. P. Ludwig, "Es gibt eine Revolution in der Wissenschaft": Naturwissenschaft und Dichtung bei Georg Büchner (1998), S. 40 und 116f.; Wilpert/Guehring 5; Ausstellungskat. Georg Büchner, Darmstadt (1987), S. 286f. Editio princeps of the only scientific paper published by Georg Büchner who holds a unique place in the German-speaking literary scene of the 19th century and beyond. Büchner spent the winter of 1835/36 with scalpel and microscope researching the cranial nerves of barbs and pikes with his own anatomical preparations of more than 100 fish. His results Büchner presented to the Société du Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Strasbourg in April and May of 1836. The text, written in French, was finished on 30 June and was edited and printed in 300 copies in Paris within the second volume of the Mémoire de la Société du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Strasbourg. The treatise was accepted as thesis and habilitation treatise by the College of Philosophy and Science of the recently founded University of Zurich and received his doctorate (Dr. phil.) on 3 September. The tract is diveded into a descriptive (Partie descriptive) and a philosophical part (Partie philosophique). The folding plate with illustrations of fish heads by Büchner was engraved by F. Hagen and lithographed by E. Simon & fils in Paris. - Few minor foxing, a very fine and wide margined copy of this rarity. - Modern green half morocco, gilt lettering on spine. Bookseller Inventory # B343504

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Item Description: 4to (220 x 160 mm). Titel innerhalb breiter Holzschnitt-Bordüre, mit 16 fast seitengrossen Textholzschnitten und Holzschnitt-Druckermarke (Honigbär) auf Schlussblatt verso. [8] Bl., 302 S., 1 Bl. Holzdeckelband d. Z., Rücken bis zur Hälfte der Deckel mit blindgeprägtem Schweinsleder bezogen. Im Zentrum der Deckel das auf eine spätere Lederauflage goldgeprägte Wappensupralibros des Kurfürsten Carl Theodor von der Pfalz. Bern, Matthias Apiarius für Johannes Petreius in Nürnberg, (August) 1545. Kurfürst Carl Theodor von der Pfalz-Bayern (1724-1799), mit dessen Supralibros und Exlibris. Die rund 100'000 Bände der Bibliotheca Palatina gingen 1802/03 grösstenteils in den Bestand der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek über. Brüning 232; VD 16 J-4; Ferguson I, 302; Adams G-300; Honeyman Coll. 1748; Bachmann/Hofmeier, Geheimnisse der Alchemie,1999, 183f.; J. C. Shipman, Johannes Petreius . with a short-title list of his imprints, in: Festschrift Hans P. Kraus (1967), 161; vgl. S. N. Haq, Names, Natures and Things. The Alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan . (1994). Rare illustrated print from the first press in Berne (founded in 1537) and commissioned for the Nuremberg publisher of scientific works Johannes Petreius (1497-1550) who had published this collection first in 1541. This collection of tracts on alchemy (known as Corpus Jabirianum) represents the amount of Arabic chemical knowledge made available to Latin reading people toward the end of the 13th century. Jabir Ibn Hayyan, the alchemist Geber of the Middle Ages, was for a long time the reigning alchemical authority both in Islam and the Latin West. Jabir introduced experimental investigation into alchemy, which rapidly changed its character into modern chemistry. The works attributed to Jabir ibn Hayyan are very large in number. A considerable part of them were, no doubt, written by him; but it seems that some Arabic treatises were written at later dates and attributed to him. These works in their totality are called the Jabirian or Geber Corpus and they constitute a major collection of treatises in Islamic science. The manuscript used by Petreius for this Berne edition is not identified by the editor, Chrysogonus Polydorus (pseudonym for Andreas Osiander?), but according to a contemporary annotation in a copy of this book sold by E. P. Goldschmidt in London (Cat. 165, no. 19), it was one in the library of the Swiss natural historian Conrad Gesner. The edition contains: Four of Geber's main tracts on alchemy: I) De investigatione perfectionis metallorum; II) Summa perfectionis; III) De inventione veritatis; IV) Liber fornacum And six tracts by other authors: V) Speculum alchemiae by Roger Bacon; VI) Correctorium, attributed to Richard of England (Anglicus); VII) Rosarius minor, by an anonymous author; VIII) Liber secretorum alchemiae by Halid Ibn Yazid; IX) Tabula smaragdina, by Hermes Trismegistus, and in fact one of the oldest alchemical fragments known, and the complementary text by Hortulanus to elucidate the 'Emerald Table' X) Commentariolus in Tabulam smaragdinam. BINDING: Contemporary half pigskin over wooden boards with blind-tooling, spine on three raised bands with label, with later mounted gilt supralibros of Duke Carl Theodor von der Pfalz-Bayern (1724-1799) in centre of both covers (clasps gone). PROVENANCE: Engraved exlibris of the Bibliotheca Palatina of Duke Carl Theodor von der Pfalz which incorporated about 100,000 volumes around 1800 and was moved - less 9555 volumes remaining in the Palatinate Electorate - from Mannheim to the Bavarian State Library at Munich in 1802/03. Bookseller Inventory # B331965

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Item Description: Gr.-Folio (523 x 350 mm). Mit 87 Kupfertafeln (nummeriert von 1-11, 1-25, 25bis, 26-59 und 1-16), nach Knip radiert von Jean César Macret, in Farben gedruckt durch Millevoy und von Hand vollendet unter Aufsicht des Malers. [2] Bl. (Vortitel und Titel), Index, 13, [1] S. ('Discours sur l'ordre des pigeons), S. (23)-41, 128 S. ('Les Colombes'), 30 S. ('Les Colombi-Gallines'). Langnarbiger roter Halbmaroquinband, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, mit lederimitierendem Papier auf den Decken, im Zentrum des Vorderdeckels innerhalb Namensschild goldgeprägtes Ex dono, datiert 1813 (Einband etwas berieben, ein Gelenk restauriert). Paris, (Imprimerie de Millevoy (Kupfertafeln) und] Imprimerie de Mame [Text] pour l'auteur et Garnery, [1808-] 1811. Anker 261; Nissen, ZBI, 511; Fine Bird Books (1990), 113 ("among the finest of all bird plates"); Nissen IVB 511; Zimmer pp.356-7; R. Ronsil, Madame Knip . et son oeuvre ornithologique, in: Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History III (1957), 207ff.; D'Anreville u.a., L'Impératrice Joséphine et les sciences naturelles (1997), no. 114; Dickinson u.a., Histoire naturelle des pigeons or Les pigeons: C. J. Temminck versus Pauline Knip, in: Archives of Natural History, vol. XXXVII (2010), S. 203ff. Full morocco bound copy, commissioned by Napoleon's secretary of the Interior, Count de Montalivet, of a superbly painted and reproduced book, the largest and most artistically ambitious bird book before Audubon, Selby and Lear a generation later, and "among the finest of all bird plates" (Fine Bird Books). Knip was a popular artist in Paris who did most of the original paintings for the present work during her brief marriage to the Dutch painter Josephus Augustus Knip. She was recruited to execute those paintings for the book by Coenraad Jacob Temminck who wrote the text. The original wrapper as supplied to the first issue (livraison) of 1808 the printed title was: "Histoire naturelle des pigeons et des gallinaces", and neither the artist's n'or the author's name was given. At the 9th livraison in 1809, Madame Knip accomplished "a piece of truly feminine finesse", by which she "stole" or "took it over" from Temminck. To do this, she changed the cover-title of the 9th and following livraisons, and made sundry other aklterations to suit her purpose. With the 15th livraison she furnished new title-pages of the whole work, substituted a new Discours sur les Pigeons, and directed the binder to suppress Temminck's title-pages, his entire Introduction, his Index and his Discours. To account for the break in the pagination of the text between p. 23 and p. 41, she even went so far as to declare it was a typographical error" (E. Coues, in: Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1879, vol. V, n° 4, p. 794 ff.). "We believe that the evidence shows that until livraisons 14 and 15 the work would have been seen by subscribers as written by Temminck with illustrations by Knip. However, due to the enclosures with them livraisons 14 and 15 were self-evidently published as a work by Knip with text by Temminck. All the names introduced into ornithological literature came from either Temminck's first thirteen livraisons or from the two final ones given as by Knip and Temminck" (Dickinson a.o.). Knip painted in all 48 original paintings after stuffed birds in the natural history museum in Paras and copied after drawings of the French painter Jean Gabriel Prêtre, which were sent to her by Temminck from the Netherlands. A second edition was published in 1838 accompanied by a second volume in 1843. A complementary work by Charles-Lucien Bonaparte appeared in 1857/58 under the title: 'Iconographie des Pigeons non figurés par Mme. Knip". - Half-title and few leaves with heavier foxing. A fine copy. PROVENANCE: The ex-dono reads: "Don de la munificence et des bontés de son excellence Mgr. le comte de Montalivet ministre de l'intérieur - 1813". Jean-Pierre Bachasson, c. Bookseller Inventory # B350064

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DISTELI, Martin (1802-1844) und Abraham Emanuel FRÖHLICH (1796-1844).

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Item Description: Quer-4to (195 x 256 mm) und Kl.-8vo (171 x 105 mm). Mit lith. Titel und 9 römisch num. Umrissradierungen von M. Disteli. 200 S. Lithographierte Original-Broschuren. Aarau, H. R. Sauerländer, 1829. Lonchamp 1105; Rümann 328; Bircher, Kat. Fabula docet, 133; Timm, Spiegel kultureller Wandlungen (1998), S. 390 und Bodemann, Nr. 266.1. Fresh copy of the first edition of the first separate publication by the Swiss illustrator and political caricaturist Martin Disteli. The author A. E. Fröhlich enlarged his collection of fables from originally 100 to a total of 170 fables. Disteli chose independent groups of nine life circles illustrating the world of theatre, music, education, church life, justice, parliamentarism, military, and visual arts. The title leaf depicts a romantic foliate border of animals. - Mint copy in original lithographed wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # B349611

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Item Description: 2 in 1 Bd. 8vo (170 x 100 m). [4] Bl., 207 S.; Titel, 190 S. Gesprenkelter Kalbslederband d. Z. mit Wappensupralibros (Olivier 810, 2) und Dreifachfilete in Goldprägung, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild, Stehkantenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, Rotschnitt. A Londres, Et se trouve à Paris, Chez Pissot (et) Desaint, 1767 [recte 1768]. Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (Supralibros) und La Rochefoucauld Duc de Bisaccia (Exlibris). Scott, Oliver Goldsmith bibliographically and biographically considered [1928], S.185f.; zur Uebersetzerin: Polet, Patrimoine littéraire européen: Index général (2000), S. 491 (Barbier favorisiert Jean-Baptiste Rose (1714-1815), oder ein gewisser Carlos, avocat au parlement de Paris); W. Fischer, Goldsmiths Vicar of Wakefield, in: Anglia, XXV (1902) S. 129 ff. Armorial binding for the library of Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse, 1731-1799), puis duc de Montmorency, only son of lieutenant général d'Anne-Léon Ier, Baron de Montmorency and his first wife Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville. Neat copy of the resetting printed in 1768 of the first French edition published in 1767. The translation of Oliver Goldsmith's 'The vicar of Wakefield' is variously attributed to the Marquise de Montesson, to Rose, and to Charlos. Goldsmith's work is one of the best selling novels of the eighteenth century. The story of the varying fortunes of a count y pastor and his family has also been read as a sentimental, pastoral novel. Bookseller Inventory # B350122

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Item Description: 4to (260 x 204 mm). Frontispiz mit Portraitmedaillon des Verfassers in Kupferstich, mit je 1 gefalteten und 1 doppelblattgrossen Weltkarte (38 x 37 cm), je 1 doppelblattgrossen Karte von Afrika, Amerika, Asien und Europa, 41 (davon 15 gefalteten und 26 doppelblattgrossen) Karten, 4 (1 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln und 1 Faltabelle zu den S. 52-52. Titel in Rot und Schwarz. [21] Bl., 688 S., [30] Bl. Zweispaltiger Druck. Pergamentband d. Z. mit blindgeprägter, rautenförmiger Vignette auf den Decken, Rücken über 6 erhabenen Bünden (kleiner Fehlstelle auf dem Vorderdeckel alt restauriert). Amsterdam, Johann Pauli, 1729. Wappenexlibris Leonhard Sutter. Alden/Landis VI, 729/56; Sabin 13085: Graesse II, 204. Last and best edition of Cluver's celebrated 'Introduction into the Universal Geography', with expanded description of America by the editor, the French geographer Antoine Augustin Bruzen de La Martinière (1662-1746). Born in Danzig, Cluver (1580-1622) - after studying at Leiden and Oxford - became the father of scientific historic geography. His work was published for many years after his death. His six books on geography in general were first published posthumously in 1624 by Joseph Vorstius. With all copper engraved maps of Europe (33), Asia (8), Africa (3) and the Americas engraved by Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) a.o. by I. Stemmers a.o. - A very well-preserved, wide margined copy, with exlibris. - Contemporary vellum on six raised bands, with blind-tooled lozenge in centre (very small piece of vellum cut off in front cover [restaured]). Bookseller Inventory # B317343

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Item Description: 4 Bde. 4to (280 x 185 mm). Titel innerhalb figurenreicher Holzschnitt-Bordüre. [20], 718 S.; [38], 463 S.; [18], 447 S.; [28], 819 S. Zweispaltiger Druck. Hellbraune Kalbslederbände des 19. Jhs., Rücken über 5 erhabenen Bünden, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und rotem Lederrückenschild. Lisboa, António Rodrigues Galhardo, 1767. Exlibris des Carmeliter Konvents Lissabon. Inocêncio V, 328; Pinto de Matos 590; Palha 2463; Palau 320801; Graesse VI, 454; Serrão, História breve da historiografia portuguesa (1962), 189f.; De Silva, The Portuguese in Asia, 1452; Saraiva/Lopes, Historia da literatura portuguesa, 445f. Excellent copy of this rare history of the Dominican Order in Portugal and its overseas empire in the 16th and 17th centuries, considered oone of the classical works of Portuguese literature. Based on material collected by the librarian of the order Luis de Cacegas Luis de Sousa began in 1617 to write this chronicle. Six years later the first of four volumes appeared in print. The continuation could be brought to light by Antonio de Encarnação after 39 years only. Another sixteen years later the third volume was edited by Luis de SoutoMayor. The fourth and final volume was written by Lucas de Santa Catharina and published finally in 1733, one hundred and ten years after the first volume. First editions of all four volumes are therefore hard to be found and the present edition has the merit of being printed all of a piece. De Sousa's chronicle "has the defect of most monastic writings, they relate for the most part only the good, and exaggerate it without scruple, and they admit all sorts of prodigies, so long as these tend to increase devotion. . Their order and arrangement, however, are admirable, and the lucid, polished style, purity of diction, and simple, vivid descriptions, entitle Frei Luís de Sousa to rank as a great prose-writer. His metaphors are well chosen, and he employs on appropriate occasions familiar terms and locutions, and makes full use of those charming diminutives in which the Portuguese language is rich. His prose is characterized by elegance, sweetness and strength, and is remarkably free from the affectations and false rhetoric that characterized the age" (Richard Lydekker in: The Encyclopedia Britannica XXV [1911], S. 462). - Few quires at the end of the fourth volume only are heavily browned due to paper quality. - Marbled calf, back on five raised bands, spine elaborately gilt with label. Bookseller Inventory # B346716

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DAUBIGNY, Charles-François (1817-1878).

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Item Description: Folio (450 x 313 mm). Mit radiertem Titel und 15 radierten Tafeln. 4 S. Text ('Avant-propos'). Lose wie erschienen in blau-grauem Original-Umschlag mit grosser radierter Titelvignette. Paris, August Delâtre (Radierungen) und Ane Mon Bénard Poitevin, Seringe (Text), pour Alfred Cadart, 1862. Delteil/Melot 99-115; P. G. Hamerton. Etching & Etchers (1876), S. 197ff.; F. Henriet, C. Daubigny et son oeuvre gravé, eaux fortes et bois inédits (1875), 62f.; Pope-Hennessy, The Robert Lehman Collection (2002), S. 120; J. Fenton, Leonardo's Nephew: (2002), S. 150f. First edition. Complete portfolio with the original illustrated bluish wrappers of Daubigny's set of etchings of his sketches made during his excursions on French rivers. In 1857 the painter had bought a nine meter long and two meter wide flat-bottomed rowing boat built originally as a ferry and remodeled it into a floating atelier. Baptized 'Le Botin' Daubigny made his painter friend Baptiste-Camille Corot honorary captain and his son Charles-François the cabin boy of the boat. During many summers to come Daubigny was cruising with it along the rivers Seine and Oise, capturing fragmentary moments of the light and landscape that he viewed along the river. The print dealer Alfred Cadart (1828-1875), who in June 1862 also founded the Société des aquafortistes, urged the artist to have published this selection from his production of drawings in pencil and india ink. Daubigny executed the etchings himself and the Paris printer August Delâtre printed them in an unknown number. Daubigny's series of plein-air etchings beginns with a dinner before departure from Asnières, on the north-west outskirts of Paris. And so "the idyll begins - but it is a comic idyll, ist adventures and discomforts being the whole point of the story" (James Fenton). The series anticipate the imagery and technique later adopted by Claude Monet who in the mid-1860s began - as Daubigny somewhat earlier - to exhibit large-scale Salon paintings executed completely en plain air. Daubigny's work was easily accessible to the group of painters who would become Impressionists and he was very supportive at the time to Manet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley and helped them to be accepted at the Salon. - Printed on strong wove-paper, second state for title and inal state for all plates; some foxing due to paper quality. Bookseller Inventory # B350520

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Item Description: 2 Teile in 1 Bd. Gr.-4to (365 x 245 mm). Mit 53 handkolorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln, nach Bradford und H. Michel gestochen von J. Clark. [3], 38 Bl., [8] S. Marmorierter Kalbslederband d. Z., Deckel mit Doppelfilete in Goldprägung und Wappensupralibros des Duc de Berry im Zentrum, florale Eckstücke, Rücken- vergoldung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. London, printed for John Booth by William Savage, 1809-10. Wappeneinband für Charles Ferdinand d'Artois, duc de Berry. Abbey, Travel I, 135; Tooley 107; Palau 34386; Duarte de Sousa II, 102 A; Foulché-Delbosc, Bibliographie des voyages en Espagne et en Portugal (1969), Nr. 238. An excellent association copy from the library of Charles-Ferdinand de Bourbon, Duc de Berry (1778-1820), younger son of Comte d'Artois, the later King Charles X. Both left France during the Revolution and Charles-Ferdinand joined the Army of Condé, a French émigré field army, commanded by Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé. From 1806 to 1814 Charles-Ferdinand lived in England, before he returned home to France. This work, by the 'Chaplain of Brigade to the Expedition', is presented as a series of topographical views (accompanied by text which follows the progress of the British forces from August 1808 to January 1809), interspersed with plates illustrating the costume of the local people that Bradford encountered. The "supplement" consists of 13 plates (issued without explanatory text) illustrating Spanish and Portuguese military costume. The work, one of the first to provide an eye-witness account of the campaign, was first published in 24 parts between 1809 and 1810, and proved to be very popular: further issues following in 1812, 1813 and 1823. The present copy, a first issue bound from the parts, is without the frontispiece which (according to Abbey) was only included in the subsequent issues. - Contemporary marbled calf gilt, covers with double-fillet border, with simple stylised flower-heads at each inner corner, large centrally-placed arms of the duc de Berry on each cover, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with an intermittent roll and flanked by gilt fillets, black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, and small black morocco label lettered with the place of publication and the date at the foot of the spine, the other compartments with elaborate repeat decoration built up from rolls, gilt turn ins, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Bookseller Inventory # B349634

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Item Description: Kl.-4to (203 x 155 mm). Mit halbseiten grossem Titelholzschnitt (Schlachtszene hoch zu Ross). [4] Bl. Flexibler Pergamentband. (Nürnberg, Jobst Gutknecht, 1518/1520). VD 16, B-251 (2 Ex.: BSB München und HAB Wolfenbüttel); Göllner, Turcica, 84 und vgl. 115 und 114; Köhler 218; Zeitungen und Relationen. Kat. 89 von J. Rosenthal (1928), Nr. 10; Index Aurel. 112.104. German adaptation with a half-page woodcut on title of 'Omnia que gesta sunt in oriente, inter Sophin et maximum Turcarum et Soldanum, which retells the victorious military campaigns of the Ottoman empire under Sultan Selim I, called Yavus ("the Brave") against the Persian Shah Ismail, and against Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri, Sultan of Egypt (1501-1517). According to the title the events were communicated by a Christian merchant from Alexandria to the Pope, but it is not clear in what language that happened. Goellner mentions a Latin version (Omnia que gesta sunt in oriente), which apparently should serve as the source for an Italian translation (Omnia que gesta sunt in oriente .), a German (Hiernach ist begriffen alle geschicht so sich in Levant . begeben hat) and a French edition (Nouvelles bonnes lesquelles sont produictes et venuez d'orient [cf. Göllner 113-115, 117-118 and 120]). For the German version see also: VD 16, O-739-740 and O-742. Here it is recorded as well as under Baltner's name (VD 16, B-249-251) as a Latin translation from the Italian (VD 16, O-741 and O-743-744). All agree however in dating Baltner's text with 1517 and with 1518 for the Latin edition and its translations. We could not trace any biographical data of Baltner. - We can trace in all seven copies in public libraries: BSB Munich; UB Erlangen (but title given is imprecise); State Library Regensburg; State Library Berlin; HAB Wolfenbüttel (dated: 1518?), Cambridge University; Penn Library, Philadelphia. - Light waterstain in margins, somewhat stained. Bookseller Inventory # B346397

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KANT, Immanuel (1724-1804).

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Item Description: Kl.-8vo (161 x 100 mm). Titel, 114 S. Halblederband mit Rückentitel in Goldprägung. Königsberg, chez Frédéric Nicolovius, [Janvier] 1796. Commandeur en chef, 4e corps de la Grande Armée (Stempel auf Titel und S. 100). Die Kommandanten des vierten Corps waren sukzessive: Soult (1805-1808), Masséna (1809), Eugène de Beauharnais (1812-1813), Bertrand (1813) und Gérard während der Cent Jours (1815). Warda, Immanuel Kants Bücher, Nr. 10070; vgl. PMM 226; Azouvi/Bourel, De Königsberg à Paris. La réception de Kant en France (1991), 65f.; Wismann, Von Königsberg nach Paris. Französische Reaktionen auf Kants Schrift 'Zum ewigen Frieden, in: Freunde Kants, Jahrestreffen 2009 (Online Version); Volpi 817f.; Bialas/Hässler, 200 Jahre Kants Entwurf 'Zum ewigen Frieden'. Idee einer globalen Friedensordnung (1996), 136f. Scarce first French edition of Immanuel Kant's realistic utopia, summarizing all the economic and political aspects of the philosophes' cosmopolitan ideal. It became the basis of practical pacifism which makes its author a founding father in the creation of the United Nations, as it contains "an outline of a world league of nations" (PMM). Kant wrote his major work on peace following the Treaty of Basel of 1795, when Prussia ceded France territory west of the Rhine so that it could partition Poland with Russia and Austria. The text is part of a long tradition of works attempting to answer the question of how war, the scourge of humanity, could be ended. The Königsberg philosopher describes in his brief but prophetic treatise three basic requirements for organizing human affairs to permanently abolish the threat of a future war, and, thereby, help establish a new era of lasting peace throughout the world. The French Revolution promoted the idea among many, that reason itself could be realised in politics. Kant shared this belief and commissioned a translation into French which appeared four months after publication of the German edition of September/October 1795. For this French edition by an anomyous translator, Kant supplied two supplements, De la garantie de la paix perpétuelle (and) Article secret pour la paix perpétuelle. Bookseller Inventory # B349665

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