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About this Item: [with:] Vogelbuch, darin die Art, Natur und Eigenschafft aller Voglen sampt jrer waren Contrafactur angezeigt wirt. Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1557. [with:] Fischbuch, das ist, ein kurtze, doch vollkommne Beschreybung aller Fischen so in dem Meer und süssen Wasseren, Seen, Flüssen, oder anderen Bächen ir Wonung habend, sampt irer waaren Conterfactur: zu Nutz und Gutem allen Artzeten, Maleren, Weydleüten und Köchen gestelt. Zurich, Conrad Froschauer, 1563. 3 vols in one. Folio (384 x 237mm).'Thierbuch': ff.(4), clxxii, with 149 woodcuts in text; 'Vogelbuch': ff. (6), cclxiii (1, blank) with 217 woodcuts in text; 'Fischbuch': ff. (6), ccii, with 716 woodcuts in text; copy double-ruled in red throughout, with fine hand-colouring in gouache, some woodcuts with silver and gold, initials with red and blue illumination; various marginal repairs, occasionally touching text but not affecting woodcuts, in contemporary German calf over wooden boards, with gilt centre and corner ornaments, brass corner pieces, gilt spine rebacked preserving original, gilt and gauffred edges, new endpapers. A spectacular illuminated copy of first German editions of Gesner's 'Historia Animalium', in fine contemporary German colouring to the more than 1000 woodcuts. This work is a monumental encyclopaedia of the animal kingdom and the first systematic treatise on zoology of the Renaissance. It was 'the most authoritative zoological book between Aristotle and the publication of Ray's classification of fauna in 1693. it remained the standard reference book even as late as Linné [1735]' (Printing and the mind of man).The 'Thierbuch' combines Gesner's two books on quadrupeds, the viviparous and oviparous, first published in Latin in 1551 and 1554 respectively. These were translated into German by Conrad Forer (d. 1594); a few chapters were translated by Johannes Herold. Forer was a Swiss physician who became later a parson in the city of Winterthur. He corresponded with Gessner and wrote a botanical treatise in which he attempted to devise a new system of plant classification' (Wellisch). The illustrations are the first original zoological illustrations and the first naturalistic representations of animals to be published. As such they herald the birth of zoological book illustration. They are the archetypes of much subsequent animal illustrations, even into the 18th century. The woodcuts were cut after paintings by Lukas Schan, some of which survive as part of the Felix Platter collection in the Basle University Library. The German editions contain a further 24 woodcuts which appear here for the first time.The 'Vogelbuch', Gesner's history of birds, is an abridged translation of the 1555 Latin edition by Rudolf Heusslein, a Swiss physician. The woodcuts are the second important suite of ornithological iconography, being contemporary with those of Belon published the same year. They are the precursors of many of Aldrovandi's illustrations, many of which were copied from Gesner.The 'Fischbuch' was translated from the 1558 Latin edition by Conrad Forer. The woodcuts form the fourth great series of ichthyological illustrations, after Belon (1551), Rondelet (1554) and Salviani (1554), but are also the first general series of marine illustrations (including conchology), not confined to fish.Wellisch 23/24.4; 25.5; 26.6; Nissen IVB 350 and ZBI 1552, 1555 (with erroneous collations); VD16 G1728; G1734; G1741. Seller Inventory # 9756

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About this Item: Getruckt zuo Zürich, bey Christoffel Froschouer, im Jar als man zalt., 1531. Folio. (14) Bl., CCCXLII, CCCXXII Bl. Mit zwei Titelblättern mit figürlichen Rahmen in rot und schwarz, 3 Druckermarken und 198 Textholzschnitten. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband der Zeit mit Metallschliessen, 8 Eckstücken und 2 Mittelstücken aus Metall. VD 16 B 2690. – Vischer C 192. – Rudolphi 193. – Leemann-van Elck (Bibelsammlung) Nr. 5: «Im Mai 1531 veranstaltete Froschauer die für längere Zeit textlich sowie typographisch und illustrativ bedeutendste Ausgabe in Folio, die eine lange Reihe illustrierter Foliobibeln eröffnet und ein hervorragendes Erzeugnis der Buchdruckerkunst darstellt.» Die seltene, reich illustrierte Vollbibel von 1531, mit den Holzschnitten nach Hans Holbein d. J., die ursprünglich für eine Lyoner Bibelausgabe bestimmt waren, hier zum Teil geschnitten von dem Monogrammisten V(eit) S(pecklin). Einige Schnitte werden Hans Asper zugeschrieben, vgl. Leemann-van Elck (Zürch. Buchillustr.), S. 32–34 mit Abb. Dazu kamen die 21 Holzschnitte zur Apokalypse, ebenfalls nach Holbein d. J., vermutlich geschnitten von Hans Lützelburger und Hans Herrmann, von Froschauer nur in dieser Ausgabe verwendet. Die Druckermarken (Heitz Nr. 8 und Nr. 5) sind nach Hans Baldung Grien und Hans Holbein d. J. Der Holzschnitt auf Bl. CCCXXI verso, das Himmlische Jerusalem darstellend, zeigt im Hintergrund die Stadt Luzern. In dieser Zeit lebte Holbein in Luzern, wo er mit seinem Vater tätig war. «Das Buch Job, die Psalmen, die Sprichwörter, der Prediger und das Hohelied sind ganz neu bearbeitet. In den historischen Büchern und besonders im Neuen Testament ist dagegen die Fassung Luthers noch wesentlich beibehalten» (Leemann-van Elck). - Eine ausführliche Abhandlung zu allen Aspekten dieser Bibel, verfasst von Hans Rudolf Lavater-Briner, findet sich in der Publikation «Die Zürcher Bibel von 1531», hrsg. von Christoph Sigrist, 2011. – Zustand: Auf Spiegel und 6 Seiten handschriftliche Familienchronik von 1645-1798 (Kirschgartner?) 3 S. mit montierten Porträts, Zwingli nach Asper (ganzs., kol., dt. Text), Zwingli nach Asper (etwas kleiner, lat. Text), Petrus Martyr Vermiglius (dt. Text), Heinrich Bullinger (ganzs., mit dt. Text). Am Schluss weitere 2 S. hs. Einträge. Titelblatt aufgezogen, 2 Randeinrisse Bl. CCCXLII und 2. Titelblatt alt geflickt (unsachgemäss), zum Tl. gebräunt und fleckig, vor allem zu Beginn. Einige hs. Einträge in den Rändern. Eine Schliesse lose. Seller Inventory # 3370DB

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About this Item: [S.l]. [S.l: third quarter of the 19th century.] 3 volumes, 8° (264 x 183 mm). 157 botanical drawings on 185 leaves of heavy paper stock of various colours, on rectos only, in pencil, watercolour and bodycolour, a few heightened with gum arabic, foliated in manuscript in the upper right hand corner, the majority captioned with Linnaean binomials or vernacular names, some with the day and/or month and location in the upper left hand corner. A specimen of dried edelweiss mounted on leaf 56 of Wild Flowers of the Alps. (Occasional light spotting or offsetting.) Uniformly bound in original dark green roan gilt, boards with gilt-ruled borders, titled in gilt on the upper board, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges (a little marked, scuffed and rubbed at extremities, a few short splits on joints and hinges, short tear at head of one spine causing small loss.) A SET OF THREE ALBUMS OF FINE BOTANICAL DRAWINGS OF EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN FLORA. In the nineteenth century, the aristocratic interest in flowers developed into a widespread vogue across the upper and middle classes. This interest was reinforced by the birth of the Romantic movement, which promoted an emotional response to the natural world, and the continuous advances in the science of botany. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the exploration and study of the European mountains -- particularly the Alps -- opened up new fields of interest, scientific as well as artistic, which manifested themselves as a fascination with the mountain landscape, fauna and flora. Characteristic of this was a great enthusiasm for Alpine and Pyrenean resorts, made accessible by the extended railway networks, particularly in the second half of the nineteenth century. This set of botanical albums containing 157 finely-executed drawings of wild flowers of Switzerland, the Alps and the Pyrenees by a skilled amateur artist is very typical of the period and its interest in wild mountain flora. A wide range of species are depicted with scientific precision and are captioned with the Linnaean binomial names. Book. Seller Inventory # 000363

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About this Item: printed by William Stansby for the author,, London:, 1611. FIRST EDITION.. Quarto: ?1 (engraved title page), ?1 (printed title), a3, b4, ?1(woodcut arms), a4-8, b8, c-g8, h-l4, B-C8, D1, (+D1-3), D2-8, E-Z8; Aa-Zz8; Aaa-Ccc8, Ddd4, [Eee]1, signed "Eee3", [Fff]1 (unsigned). First Edition of Coryate?s Bizarre Travelogue. A Fascinating Account of An Adenturer in Europe Provenance: Thomas Abdy (first Baronet, 1612-1686, signature on front flyleaf dated 6 December 1677, with further signatures of Christopher & Anthony Abdy) ? Arthur M. Brown (gilt-stamped leather bookplate) ? William J.K. Vanston (Parke-Bernet, 24 February 1959, lot 145).First edition of one of the earliest travelogues in English, written by Thomas Coryate (1577-1617), one of the great English eccentrics and travellers. ?Coryate joined the household of Henry, Prince of Wales. Driven by curiosity he sailed from Dover in 1608 and arrived soon in Paris, 'which he found even filthier and smellier than London. At Fontainebleau he was befriended by members of Henri IV's garde écossaise and saw more of the royal household than would normally have been permitted to chance visitors. He journeyed on to Lyons, through Savoy to Turin, Milan, Mantua, and Padua. His description of how Italians shielded themselves from the sun resulted in apparently the first mention of "umbrella" in English literature. Table forks, almost unknown in England, were in general use in Italy; Coryate acquired one, imitated the Italian fashion of eating and continued to do so frequently when he came home . Arriving in Venice on 24 June 1608 Coryate presented two letters of introduction to the English ambassador, Sir Henry Wotton, who, perhaps impressed by the letter which mentioned that Coryate was remotely related to the earl of Essex, did him many kindnesses. These included rescuing him in the ambassadorial gondola from a threatening crowd of Jews who objected to Coryate preaching Christianity to their rabbi. Later he was to risk reprisals for antipathy to Roman Catholic rites and, during his Eastern travels, for proclaiming against Islam. After six weeks of intensive quest and recording of information, he left Venice on 7 August by boat to Padua, then walked to Vicenza, Verona, and Bergamo. Coryate arrived in Zürich by boat and reached Basel on foot at the end of August. While in Switzerland he heard the story of William Tell. Coryate's admirable rendering appears to be the earliest in English. Arriving in Strasbourg by boat he then got lost, alone and on foot, in the Black Forest, but the sole threat of armed violence experienced in Europe was from a German peasant, who resented Coryate picking grapes from a vineyard. He was hospitably received in Heidelberg and walked to Mainz. After a detour to visit Frankfurt's fair he sailed down the Rhine, with a brief stop at Cologne, and continued by water down what was the temporary truce line between the armies of Spain and the United Provinces. After calling on the English merchants established at Middelburg he was entertained by the English garrison at Flushing. Thence he embarked on 1 October and landed in London on 3 October 1608. With the rector's permission Coryate hung his shoes in Odcombe church. Coryate drew on his experiences in writing Coryats Crudities (1611), which was intended to encourage courtiers and gallants to enrich their minds by continental travel. It contains illustrations, historical data, architectural descriptions, local customs, prices, exchange rates, and food and drink, but is too diffuse and bulky - there are 864 pages in the 1905 edition - to become a vade-mecum. To solicit "panegyric verses" Coryate circulated copies of the title-page depicting his adventures and his portrait, which had been engraved by William Hole and which he considered a good likeness. About sixty contributors include many illustrious authors, not all in verse, some insulting, some pseudonymous. Prince Henry accepted the dedication but insisted that all were published' (Oxford DNB). "There probably has never been another such. Seller Inventory # 3099D

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Friendship album of Johann Hotze, comprising entries: Album amicorum]. -

Album amicorum]. - Hotze, Johann.

Published by Tübingen, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Coburg, Erfurt, Erlangen, Halle, Jena, Basel, Zurich, Strasbourg, 1753-1757. (1757)

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About this Item: Tübingen, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Coburg, Erfurt, Erlangen, Halle, Jena, Basel, Zurich, Strasbourg, 1753-1757., 1757. Oblong 8vo. Title page and 97 ff. (46 of which are inscribed). Red morocco, spine and covers lavishly gilt. The album contains entries by many outstanding scientists and scholars of the time, including not only Bernoulli, Breitinger and Hebenstreit, but also Christian Augustus Crusius (Protestant theologian and philosopher, 1715-75), Johannes Gesner (physician and mathematician, 1709-90), Christian Gottlieb Ludwig (physician and botanist, 1709-73), Casimir Christoph Schmidel (naturalist, 1718-92), Heinrich Friedrich Delius (physician, 1720-91), Philipp Friedrich Gmelin (botanist, 1721-68), Christian Jacob Trew (botanist, 1719-1800), Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (mathematician and teacher of Gauss, 1719-1800), Philipp Adolph Böhmer (physician, anatomist and personal physician to King Frederick William II of Prussia, 1711-89), and Andreas Elias Büchner (head of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 1701-69). The album's owner, Johannes Hotze (1734-1801), was a Swiss physician of great international renown and the cousin of the pedagogue Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. Born into a well-known family of surgeons, Hotze attended the Collegium Carolinum in Zurich and then studied at Strasbourg, Tübingen and Leipzig, from where date numerous entries. Goethe, who visited him twice, described him as a "most intelligent and benevolent man" ("Dichtung und Wahrheit" IV, 18). Seller Inventory # 46965

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Diebold Schilling von Bern Von Bodmer, Jean P / Ladner, Pascal / Pfaff, Carl / Sablonier, Roger / Schneider, Hugo / Wyss, Robert. Herausgegeben von Schmid, Alfred A

Published by Faksimile Verlag Luzern 0, Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

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About this Item: Faksimile Verlag Luzern 0, Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung. Hardcover. Condition: Verlagsfrisch New copy. Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung (illustrator). 1. Auflage. Verlagsfrisch New copy SOFORT LIEFERBAR - IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE !!! Die grosse Burgunderchronik des Diebold Schilling von Bern, "Zürcher Schilling". Faksimile- und Kommentarband Von Bodmer, Jean P / Ladner, Pascal / Pfaff, Carl / Sablonier, Roger / Schneider, Hugo / Wyss, Robert. Herausgegeben von Schmid, Alfred A Verlag : Faksimile Vlg Luzern ISBN : 3-85672-024-3 Einband : geprägtes Leder mit Metallschließen Seiten/Umfang : 1036 Seiten, 199 Zeichnung(en) - 25 × 39 cm Erschienen : 1984. Buch. Seller Inventory # 4770

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SHELLEY, MARY W.

Published by London: T. Hookham, Jun., and C. and J. Ollier, 1817 (1817)

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About this Item: London: T. Hookham, Jun., and C. and J. Ollier, 1817, 1817. First Edition of the authorÕs first book, which beat the far better known and celebrated Frankenstein out of the gate by a couple of months. Issued anonymously, although there is a variant title page crediting the already successful and presumably commercially attractive Percy Bysshe Shelley as the author. Primarily the work of Mary, and based on her journals, it includes contributions by her husband, including his poem, ÒMont Blanc.Ó There is a tiny, contemporary ink signature on the front pastedown; an excellent copy in what appears to be a publisherÕs cloth binding in a green moire pattern, titled in gilt on the spine, between decorative devices, ÒShelleyÕs Tour.Ó The book was certainly issued, as nearly all books were at that time, in paper-covered boards with a paper spine label, and, in that binding, rare as it might be, it is inevitably seen in deplorable condition. These bindings were meant to be temporary, intended to be bound to the purchaserÕs order and preference, and therefore copies are often found in leather and boards of various description. The present copy, however, gives no indication of ever having been previously bound. PublisherÕs cloth bindings were not commonly offered until the following decade. Early though it was, it is conceivable that it was available in cloth upon publication, but it is also possible that unsold, still-unbound sheets were bound in cloth from the 92 sets that Ollier still had in stock when he went out of business in 1823. Seller Inventory # 31678

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About this Item: Schweinslederband d. Z. über Holzdeckeln, Rücken über 3 erhabenen Bünden, Vorderdeckel mit Namen 'Ioachimus Lincke' und Datum von 1563 in Blindprägung, mit 2 intakten Messingschliessen. Zürich, [Andreas und Hans Jakob] Gessner, [1556] und Leipzig, Valentin Papae, 1545. Erstausgabe. Conrad Gessner gibt in seinem sehr seltenen ersten Werk über die Fische einen umfassenden Einblick in die aufwendigen Vorarbeiten zu seiner später bei Froschauer veröffentlichten grossen 'Historia animalium'. Die kaum bekannte und nur in sehr wenigen Exemplaren nachzuweisende Arbeit des ausserordentlich produktiven Zürcher Arztes und Universalgelehrten belegt, dass Gessner bereits früh auch Ueberlegungen zur Systematik anstellte und sie nur auf Grund der enzyklopädischen Zielsetzung der 'Tierbücher' zurückstellte. So bezeichnet er im zweiten Teil, einem Katalog der von Plinius aufgeführten 176 Tierarten, durch einen Kennbuchstaben, zu welchem Typus die jeweilige Gattung zu zählen ist: mit C (Crusta) die Krustentiere, mit M (Molle) die Weichtiere, mit P (Piscis) die Fische - die wiederum unterteilt sind in PCL (Piscis cartilagenus longus), respektive in PCP (Piscis cartilagenus planus), also in lange, respektive platte Knorpelfische - sowie mit T (Testaceum) die Schalentiere. Weiter entwickelt hat Gesner dann das Fischsystem in seinem 1560 veröffentlichten Nomenclator aquatilium animantium. Der erste und kürzeste der drei Teile des Buchs (S. 8-11) besteht aus Ovids Lehrgedicht über die Fische 'Halieuticon' und ist Gessners Freund Johannes Perrinus gewidmet, während der zweite Abschnitt dem in Cambridge wirkenden Hofarzt John Gaius zugeeignet ist. Eine auch sprachgeschichtlich bedeutende Nomenklatur der Meerestiere auf Deutsch, Lateinisch und Englisch bietet das dritte Kapitel. Darin stellt die Abhandlung "Teutsche nammen der Fischen und Wasserthieren" das einzige unter einem deutschen Titel veröffentlichte Traktat Gessners dar. Er beschränkte sich darin nicht nur auf allgemein gängige Bezeichnungen, sondern zeigt vielmehr auch grosses Interesse am Dialektwortschatz. So lokalisiert er Hunderte von Fischnamen innerhalb des deutschen und manchmal auch des niederländischen Sprachraums. Am Schluss folgt ein Verzeichnis, worin Gesner zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch gebildete Namen für Wassertiere auflistet, die zuvor nur unter lateinischen und griechischen Bezeichnungen bekannt waren. Er erklärt, dass er sich dabei von zwei Prinzipien leiten liess, erstens von der Nachahmung der Namen in fremden Sprachen und zweitens durch das Charakteristische des einzelnen Tiers. Dem kurzen Verzeichnis von Fischbezeichnungen, die bei Pierre Belon synonym sind, folgen schliesslich noch verschiedene Spezialverzeichnisse, so unter anderem eines über Fische in Seen sowie solche über die Rhein-, Donau- und Elbfische. Bekannt sind zwei Druckvarianten von De piscibus et aquatilibus omnibus libelli III novi, nebst der vorliegenden Version mit der vorangehenden Nennung von Ovids Halieuticon, erschien auch die Variante mit dem Titel: De piscibus et aquatilibus ombibus libelli . I. Scholia & emendationes in Halieuticon P. Ovidi Nasonis . (VD 16 O-1620), mit abweichend gesetztem Bogen A. - Titel etwas fleckig und schwach gebräunt. - Ad II) Camerarius (1500-1574), einer der bedeutendsten Philologen Deutschlands, edierte seine ersten drei Teilausgaben von Plautus' Komödien 1530, 1535 und 1536 noch anonym. Erst hier erscheint nicht nur erstmals seine Name als Herausgeber, sondern er schrieb dazu auch eine Einleitung (Epistolaria nuncupatoria - De fabulis Plautinis), in der er Rechenschaft von der Bedeutung seiner Edition für die Kenntnis des Dichters und vor allem für den Unterricht an den Schulen gibt. Wellisch A 43.1; Vischer K 57 (und vgl. K 6); VD 16, O-1619, G-1696-1697 u. G-1740; STC, (German), 669; Bäumer, De piscibus et aqualibus libelli III novi. Ein bisher unbeachtetes zoologisches Werk von C. Gesner, in: Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte XIII (1990), 177f.; Petit, Conrad Gesne. Seller Inventory # B348132

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Collection of 13 monochromatic panoramic views of: Panoramas of the

Panoramas of the Alps.] Ateliers Eugen Felle/Ott & Ruep.

Published by Isny/Allgäu, c. 1915. (1915)

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About this Item: Isny/Allgäu, c. 1915., 1915. Blue-grisaille watercolour and opaque white on paper (c. 269 x 170 to 400 x 210 mm). Mounted on backing carton with tissue guards. Thirteen charming panoramic views showing the Tyrolean Alps and their environs: Ammergau, Tux, Stubai, Ötztal, Zillertal, and Lechtal Alps, Karwendel, Verwall and Wetterstein Mountains. Executed by the well-known publishers Eugen Felle and Ott & Ruep in Isny/Allgäu; probably the work of the painter Josef Ruep (1886-1940), as one panorama bears his signature "Rp." - Tissue guards mostly wrinkled and with tears; drawings perfectly preserved. Seller Inventory # 25440

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LUXEMBURG, ROSA. - [THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC HISTORY OF POLAND]

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About this Item: Leipzig, Duncker und Humblot, 1898. 8vo. Unbound, as issued. Contemporary black cloth backstrip. First and last leaf a bit soiled and dusty. A few nicks to extremities, but otherwise fine. Housed in a custommade green cloth folder. (6), 95, (1) pp. Extremely scarce first printing of Rosa Luxemburg's doctoral dissertation, constituting the first comprehensive economic history of Poland and one of the most important pieces of revolutionary politics of the period. It is this foundational work of socialism that once and for all settled the score on the "Polish question" and sealed Rosa Luxemburg's fate as an international socialist leader. "The Industrial Development of Poland", the first comprehensive economic history of Poland ever published, was Rosa Luxemburg's doctoral thesis, winning her a Doctor of Law degree in 1897 from the University of Zurich. She had been active in revolutionary politics for at least a decade before the thesis was written, and it was both a serious piece of academic research and a salvo against her opponents in the Socialist International, particularly the Polish Socialist Party.While the PSP championed Polish nationalism, Luxemburg's tiny Social Democratic Party of the Kingdom of Poland countered with a platform of class struggle and international working-class solidarity. In the 1890s Luxemburg and her party used the Polish dispute to make a public issue of the International leadership's acceptance of nationalism and gradualism. Her dissertation was a final settling of accounts on the "Polish question" as she moved beyond Polish politics to become an international socialist leader operating out of the German Social Democracy - the role that won her a place in socialism's historic pantheon." (from the preface to the English translation). Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) was one of the most influential Marxists of the late 19th century. In her youth, she joined the socialist movement and went to Switzerland in exile in 1889. Here she studied law and economics and developed close connections to the leading members of the Russian socialist party. As opposed to Lenin, she was in complete favour of internationalism and therefore in opposition to the established Russian and Polish socialist parties that supported Polish independence. In 1893, she cofounded what was to be the forerunner of the Polish Communist Party, namely the Socialdemocratic Labour Party of Poland.In 1899, Rosa Luxemburg settled in Berlin and joined the German Socildemocratic Party, SPD and represented the revolutionary wing. She believed strongly in revolutionary mass action, but as opposed to Lenin, she was not completely bound to the revolutionary party and spoke out against movements like the reform union in Germany. "Rosa Luxemburg was born in the small Polish town of Zamosc on 5 March 1871. From early youth she was active in the socialist movement. She joined a revolutionary party called Proletariat, founded in 1882, some 21 years before the Russian Social Democratic Party (Bolsheviks and Mensheviks) came into being. From the beginning Proletariat was, in principles and programme, many steps ahead of the revolutionary movement in Russia. While the Russian revolutionary movement was still restricted to acts of individual terrorism carried out by a few heroic intellectuals, Proletariat was organising and leading thousands of workers on strike. In 1886, however, Proletariat was practically decapitated by the execution of four of its leaders, the imprisonment of 23 others for long terms of hard labour, and the banishment of about 200 more. Only small circles were saved from the wreck, and it was one of these that Rosa Luxemburg joined at the age of 16. By 1889 the police had caught up with her, and she had to leave Poland, her comrades thinking she could do more useful work abroad than in prison. She went to Switzerland, to Zurich, which was the most important centre of Polish and Russian emigration. There she entered the university where she. Seller Inventory # 53652

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WALTON Elijah

Published by With descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. London, Original Subscription Edition, Re-issued by Low, Son and Marston, 1868, (1868)

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About this Item: With descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. London, Original Subscription Edition, Re-issued by Low, Son and Marston, 1868, 1868. Condition: molto buono. in-folio grande, pp. (2), 8, (42, di testo descrittivo); legatura editoriale in m.zigrino. e angoli, tela sui piatti con titolo in oro su quello anteriore, tagli dor. (lievi restauri alle cuffie ed agli spigoli), sul contropiatto elegante tassello romboidale in marocchino con dedica per ''A.Austen Leigh from W.W.R.'' entro cornice ai piccoli ferri. Con un titolo litografico e 21 magnifiche e grandiose litografie a colori a piena pag. di J.H. Lowes, tratte dagli acquarelli di Walton. Seconda edizione di rara e stupenda serie di 21 vedute delle Alpi Cozie, Pennine e Lepontine, dipinte dall'artista inglese (1832-1880) con occhio sognante e quasi mistico per l'amata montagna, assai affascinanti (tra le altre: due del Monviso, Gran Paradiso, Grivola, Val Tournanche, Monte Bianco, Cervino ed altre della Val d'Aosta). L'introduzione ed il testo di commento alle immagini sono del reverendo Bonney (1833-1923), studioso, geologo ed amico di Walton, studioso amico dell'artista nonché presidente dell'Alpine Club, insieme a William Mathews. Poco nota, seppur citata dal Perret, è questa tiratura dell'anno successivo alla prima. Bell'esempl. a pieni margini, immune dalle abituali fioriture, con le veline a proteggere le tavole; fu omaggiato da tale ''W.W.R.'' ad A.Austen Leigh. Affascinante monumentale galleria di paesaggi alpini: ''The opening of the Val de Tignes'', ''Monte Viso, from the Col de la Croix'', ''Monte Viso, from the South'', ''Winter'', ''The Grand Paradis, from near Cogne'', ''The Grivola, from near the Col d'Arbole'', ''Near Courmayeur - Cloud Streamers'', ''A torrent - Val Tournanche'', ''The Velan, from near Aosta'', ''In the Valley of Aosta'', ''Mont Blanc, from the Col d'Anterne'', ''The Dent du Midi, from the Valley of the Rhone'', ''The Dent du Midi, from near Champery'', ''The Cascade de Roget and the Point de Salle'', ''The Pont de Tenneverges'', ''The Gorner glacier'', ''The Matterhorn'', ''The Weisshorn, from near St. Niklaus'', ''The Aiguilles verte and du Dru'', ''Crevasses on the mer de glace'' e ''The Glaciers de Trient''. . Perret 4512: "Rare et magnifique album, très recherché pour la qualité de ses illustrations". Garimoldi n. 80. Peyrot , V. Aosta I, 322. Neate W11. ACL 330. Seller Inventory # 0000000039863

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LORY, Mathias Gabriel the younger (1784 -1846))

Published by London, published at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand (printed by: William Clowes), 1823, (1823)

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About this Item: London, published at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand (printed by: William Clowes), 1823, 1823. in-4to, VIII + 120 p. + 17 plates with views all hand-coloured + 1 map, some stains on the free endpapers only, book contents and plates exceptionally clean, some dust stains mainly in the margins, handwritten on first flyleaf - E.W.P. Bonnet July 1854 - , bound in original light brown clothbound, covers blindpressed, spine with title and ornaments gilt, top of spine with small restoration, in all a fine copy. Première édition anglaise. Un bel album d?estampes sur l?Oberland. Très rare et très recherché. (cf. Perret sous Weibel). Perret mentionne sous Lory, n° 2696: ?Souvenirs de la Suisse.pour faire suite au Voyage Pittoresque dans l?Oberland Bernois?, sans pour autant mentionner ?le Voyage Pittoresque?, lui-même de 1822 (éd. de Paris), et il confond, selon moi, 2 éditions différentes .First English edition in a beautiful publisher?s binding. Seventeen hand-coloured aquatint views without signatures. The work is considered to be an English version of the work by Phil. Alb. Stapfer «Voyage pittoresque de l'Oberland ou Description .» published in Paris, in- folio,1812, with 1 frontispice by Duncker and 14 coloured plates after G. Lory by S. Weibel which was also published in 1822 in Paris and Strasbourg. In this edition 11 views are by J.S. Weibel & 6 by F. Schmid, F. Schutz, M. Wocher & G. Lory. But ?Some of the plates in Ackermann?s book, judging by the titles, do not correspond with any in the Voyage Pittoresque (Paris ed.), however? (Abbey Travel). These fine coloured views of Swiss lakes, mountains, glaciers & towns, all in typical warm, summerly English colours, are showing: 1 - ?Bern?, 2 - ?View near Thun?, 3 - ?View of Thun?, 4 - ?View of the Lake of Thun. From upper Island?, 5 - The environs of Thun?, 6 - ?View of the Castle of Spiez?, 7 - ?View of the Cavern of St. Beat, near the Lake of Thun?, 8 - ?View of Unterseen?, 9 - ?View of Interlaken?,10 - ?Fall of the Staubbach?, 11 - ?A View of the Jungfrau?, 12 - ?View of the Glaciers of Grindelwald?, 13 - ?View of the Glaciers of Roselouvi?, 14 - ?Meyringen?, 15 - ?the Fall of Olstenbach & the Bridge of Wyler, 16 - ?View of the village of Brienz?, 17 - ?View of the Castle of Rinkenberg? The map of the ?Glaciers of the canton of Berne? is bound at the beginning as a frontispice.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Waber, BSL III/135, cf. III/133; Abbey, Travel 57; vgl. Mandach, Les Lory, p. 137; Perret 4534. (error of date 1923!); Tooley, English Books with coloured Plates. Seller Inventory # 116536

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Travels from France to Italy, through the: BEAUMONT, Albanis (Jean-François-Albanis)

About this Item: London, Printed by S. Hamilton, for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1800, 1800. in-folio, 4 leaves (1 blanc - printed titlepage - advertisement - contents) + 1 engraved titlepage with view + 218 p. + 1 ll. blanc + 1 folded handcoloured engraved map ?Chart of places. including the principal Peaks of that Chain of the Alps from the Buchetta to Mont St. Gotthard? + 1 townplan of Lyon in black + 25 plates printed in brown (soot brown or ?bistre?), with most of the original protective tissue gards (mostly browned in the margins), some waterstains to the lower margins of the engraved titlepage and some others, hw. ownership on first free fly ?J. Matilda Scott?, Original leather spine, boards with rests of orig.-cloth. First edition, reprinted in 1806. This book has never been translated into French. Illustrated engraved titlepage with view followed by the numbered plates I to XXVII, which includes 1 general coloured map, 1 town-plan of Lyon printed in black and 25 views printed in bistre, all after drawings by Albanis Beaumont. Bel album très rare et très recherché pour la qualité des illustrations (Perret). Plates numb. I up to XXVII: Vue de Lyon, taken from the Arsenal / Lyon Aquaduct, built by the Romans / Voltaire?s Tomb - Roman Theatre at Lyons / Geometrical plan of Lyons including the New Buildings of Parrache (tirage en noir) / Cascade and Lake of Nantua / Town of Nantua, Continuation of the same / Representation of the above Lake / Loss of the Rhone (Perte du Rhône) / Re-appearance of the Rhone / Fort of Cluse / Ferney / Geneva / Versoix / Morges / Lausanne / Vevay (sic.) / Salt-Works at Bex, Canton of Berne (sic.: aujourd?hui Vaud) / Bridge of St. Maurice on the Rhone / Martigny and the Valley of the Rhone / Glacier between those of Valsoray and La Valpeline / Summit of the great St. Bernard, inculding the Hospice or Convent / Sion / Source of the Rhone and Glacier of la Furca / Ascent of the St. Gothard / Hospice on the St. Gothard / The Devil?s Bridge.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Abbey: Travel in Aquatint & Lithography n° 53; Wäber, 109; Perret 0333. Seller Inventory # 109592

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Band Borden 5. A album of original: MODERNIST TEXTILE DESIGNS.

MODERNIST TEXTILE DESIGNS.

Published by Self-published., Basel. (1920)

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About this Item: Self-published., Basel., 1920. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. A album of original textile designs. Swiss/German circa 1925. Book binder stamp of I. Zeller-Ruegg of Basel. Oblong folio. circa 390 pages of orignal designs, some with two designs to a page, some folding. Soutly bound in black cloth, with label to upper covers. Thumbed. Superb modernist design mixed with more traditional and late 'Art Nouveau'. Seller Inventory # 021405

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A Journey From Merut To London, Through: Lumsden, (Lieut. Thomas).

Lumsden, (Lieut. Thomas).

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About this Item: Printed for Kingsbury, Black, Lodon, 1822. Contemporary Full Calf. Condition: Good. First Edition. vii, 272 pp., +12 pp. (Itinerary of Lieutenant Thomas Lumsden from Merut in India to London), hand-coloured folding frontispiece engraved map, engraved plate, a little browned, contemporary full calf, re-backed largely retaining back-strip, marbled endpaper and edges, bookplate of John Waldie verso front cover, cover slightly rubbed at corners, occasional spotting mainly to margins. SCARCE WORK. Lieutenant Thomas Lumsden was a commander attached to the Bengal Horse Artillery. He wrote his entries in this work day by day, in the course of a journey from India to London. Lumsden started his journey on the 3rd of October 1819. with the company of Lieutenant A. Cameron of the Bengal Horse Artillery and Dr. Matthew Lumsden who had perfect knowledge of Arabic and Persian. Lumsden visited the town of Muscat, Bushire, then travelled through Persia, Armenia, Central Asia, Ukraine, Georgia, Caucasus, Russia, Poland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Paris and ended his journey in England. Not in Ghani. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 011611

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About this Item: Hardcover. Condition: Good. 12 vols. (Originally Published Amsterdam, 1662) in12 volume cloth bound set. Folio.with Essay: Koeman, C.: Joan Blaeu and his Grand Atlas. Amsterdam, 1970. 114, 12 pp. (11). Seller Inventory # 12089

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Itinery written by Fynes Moryson Gent. First: Moryson, Fynes

About this Item: John beale, London, 1617. Hardback. Condition: Good. First Edition. 3 parts bound as one. Very scarce first edition. Full calf leather binding, 7 compartments to spine, title lable missing. Binding rubbed especially at corners. Joints head and tail repaired with overlaid strips of calve. Front board cracked but cords intact. 3 book plates of previous owners and pencil notes on inside front board. Loose end paper ink name , title page ink name "John Strype, 1669" who was English clergyman, historian and biographer. Also ink comment, otherwise very good unmarked copy. Page 73 mis-printed as 37, occasional mis-pagination but the text is consecutive and complete so no pages missing (2 pages 83 and 84, 106 straight to 109 but text is consecutive). Illustrated with 8 original woodcut engravings of Venice, Naples, Rome, Genoa, Paris, Jerusalem, plan of Christ Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Constantinople. Also with extensive tables of coins, histories, genealogies, etc. Large and beautiful woodcut initials throughout along with elaborate engraved head and tail pieces. Regarded as one of the most outstanding works of its kind, one of the greatest contemporary European accounts of its period. (Howegego). This is a heavy / oversized item so may incur higher postage rates. Further details and images are available on request. book. Seller Inventory # 197

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Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years: Whymper, Edward

Whymper, Edward

Published by John Murray, London (1871)

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About this Item: John Murray, London, 1871. First edition of the author's classic work on mountaineering, the first to help promote the very notion that peaks are meant to be climbed. Octavo, original cloth, 23 plates and numerous illustrations after drawings by Whymper; 5 folding maps. Inscribed by the author to the geologist and Alpinist Thomas Bonney , "from his obedient servant--the Author." Also tipped in is a cordial 2 1/2-page letter signed from Whymper dated London, 15 June 1871, presenting this copy to Bonney, with additional comments on geological topics and book reviewing ("If I am asked to suggest reviewers, could you spare time to cut up 'Scrambles'?"). Published in 1871, Scrambles Amongst the Alps is Whymper's own story of his nine years spent climbing in the Alps. One of the first books devoted to the sheer thrill of mountaineering, it is a breathtaking account of the triumph of man over mountain "the mountain which first dominated then destroyed him. His book Scrambles is the most famous mountaineering book in the world" (Neate). Seller Inventory # 25092

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Samuel Prout

Published by Hodgson & Graves Her Majesty?s Print Sellers & Publishers c.1839 (1839)

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About this Item: Hodgson & Graves Her Majesty?s Print Sellers & Publishers c.1839, 1839. Edition : First Edition, Rebacked skillfully with half calf saving the orginal red pebbled cloth boards. Spine with raised bands in six compartments with tooled gilt designs and lettering. , Among the finest of Prout?s work in lithograph. Samuel Prout (1783 - 1852) was one of the masters of British watercolour architectural painting. Prout secured the position of Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary to King George IV in 1829 and afterwards to Queen Victoria. John Ruskin, whose work often emulated Prout\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s, wrote in 1844, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Sometimes I tire of Turner, but never of Prout\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\". Prout is often compared to his contemporaries; Turner, Gainsborough, Constable and Ruskin, whom he taught.It was not however until about 1818 that Prout discovered his niche. Happening time to make his first visit to the Continent, and to study the quaint streets and market-places of continental cities, he suddenly found himself in a new and enchanting province of art. His eye caught the picturesque features of the architecture, and his hand recorded them with skill. The composition of his drawings was exquisitely natural; their colour exhibited \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"the truest and happiest association in sun and shade\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"; the picturesque remnants of ancient architecture were rendered with the happiest breadth and largeness, with the heartiest perception and enjoyment of their time-worn ruggedness; and the solemnity of great cathedrals was brought out with striking effect. Prout, does not unfeelingly depict signs of age and decay chiefly for the sake of interesting textures, but rather employs these textures and other characteristics of the picturesque to create deeply felt impressions of age nobly endured. Whilst often compared, neither Turner nor Prout were vulgar artists, and while Turner concentrated upon the infinite beauties of nature, Prout, more interested by the cityscape.Prout was appointed the coveted title of \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' to King George IV in 1829, and afterwards to Queen Victoria., Size : Folio: (390mm x 545mm), Illustrated with 25 fine hand colored lithographed plates including 11 of Prout?s famous Views of Italy. Complete. , References : Abbey, Travel 34, P. Titlepage. Blank. Dedication. List of plates. 1-25. A handsome copy in very good condition. Plates are clean and crisp. Seller Inventory # B4263

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Thomas Miles Richardson Jnr.

Published by Thomas McLean, London 1837 printed at A Ducotes & C. Hullmandells Lithographic Establishments. (1837)

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About this Item: Thomas McLean, London 1837 printed at A Ducotes & C. Hullmandells Lithographic Establishments., 1837. 1st. and only edition. Elephant Folio. [56 x 38 cms.] Very Good Tinted lithographed title (on St. Gothard) and 25 litho plates [sizes approx 270 x 400 mm.] drawn on stone by by T. M. Richardson Jnr. and J. B. Pyne (some spotting). Maggiore (3) Como (4) Venice, Garda, Grand St. Bernard (2), Sallenches, Chillon, Lyon, Z Original green roan-backed cloth, rubbed. Signed by the author on dedication leaf. A most attractive and rare book. Seller Inventory # 136176

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Meyer, Conrad (Illustrationen) und Georg Müller (Text).

Published by Zürich, Conrad Meyer. (1652)

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About this Item: Zürich, Conrad Meyer., 1652. 30x18,7 cm. [17] Bl. (Kupfertitel, gest. Widmung und 15 Kupfertfeln mit halbseitigem Emblem und Begleittext). Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit altem hs. Deckeltitel, Vorsätze neueren Datums, die Blätter fachgerecht dubliert. Erste Ausgabe eine der schönsten Bildfolgen Conrad Meyers, von grosser Seltenheit. Der Zürcher Künstler (1618-1689) widmete das ganz in Kupfer gestochene Werk seinem 1650 in Frankfurt am Main gestorbenen Lehrer und Förderer Matthäus Merian d.Ae., der 1610 als Siebzehnjähriger selbst wiederum durch Conrads Vater Dietrich Meyer in die Kunst des Radierens eingeführt worden war. Wie bereits beim zwei Jahre zuvor veröffentlichten Totentanz (Sterbensspiegel das ist sonnenklare Vorstellung menschlicher Nichtigkeit) arbeitete Meyer erneut mit seinem Schwager Georg Müller (1610-1672) zusammen. Der seit 1638 in Thalwil am Zürichsee wirkende, namentlich aber ungenannte, Pfarrer schrieb den Begleittext im antiken zweisilbigen trochäischen Versmass. Der Benutzer des zum didaktischen Genre des literarisch-religiösen „Spiegels" zählenden Emblemwerks sieht darin, wie die Welt ist und wie er als Angehöriger eines Standes (idealerweise) sein sollte, „damit er moralisch, religiös, wissenschaftlich oder praktisch zum rechten Weltverhältnis fortschreiten könne" (U. Störmer-Caysain: Reallexikon der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft Bd. III, S. 467). „Bild und Text durchwirkt ein Grundgedanke christlicher Ethik, wonach nur jene Menschen, die ihre vor Gott gesetzten und ihren Lebensverhältnissen entsprechenden Tugendpflichten erfüllen, auf ewige Gnade hoffen können" (Bruno Weber). - Eine nicht ganz so seltene zweite Ausgabe der Kupfer, nun aber mit typographisch gesetztem Text, erschien 1657 unter dem veränderten Titel „Christen-Spiegel, das ist, Bedenkliche Erinnerungen über die Beruoffspflichten aller Ständen". Bibliographie: Landwehr, German emblembooks, 435; Faber du Faur I, Appendix 454a; Lonchamp 2038; vgl. Paisey III, M1009 (inkomplettes Ex. der EA ohne Titelblatt); Praz 425 und VD 17 (Online Kat.), 1:078894X (beide nur 2. Ausgabe); Bruno Weber im erschöpfenden Kommentar zur Faksimile-Ausgabe von 1981; Leemann-van Elck, Zürcher Buchillustration, 118; Zürcher Pfarrerbuch (1953), S. 440, Nr. 7 (zu Müller). Sprache: Deutschutsch. Seller Inventory # 80202AB

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Swiss botany in the Enllghtenment period: an: Flora of Switzerland

Flora of Switzerland [ Albrecht von Halle (1708-1777), Abraham Gagnebin (1707-1800) and Johann Rudolf Suter (1766-1827), Swiss naturalists and botanists ]

Published by Switzerland. Circa ? (1790)

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About this Item: Switzerland. Circa ?, 1790. The present item is a product of the marked growth of interest in botany in general and the flora of Switzerland in particular exhibited during the Enlightenment, and exemplified by Jean-Jacques Rousseau's celebrated 'Lettres élémentaires sur la botanique'. Alexandra Cook's 'Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Botany' (2012) is a useful discussion of the subject (see in particular Chapter 3: 'Helvetia mediatrix: the atmosphere of eighteenth-century Swiss science'). It provides in addition a mass of invaluable observational evidence. 396pp, 8vo. The main text, on 186pp of greyish paper, is paginated; it is interleaved with paper of a lighter hue, with five supplemental pages at the rear. Two leaves of paper are tipped in: the first carries a two-page list headed 'Mentha.'; the second carries a one-page list headed 'Trifolium: Halleri'. Internally in good condition, on lightly aged paper; in worn half-binding with vellum spine and corners and grey paper boards, a blank white label cut into a pattern is on the front board, and on the spine a simple white label with '670' in manuscript. Some flowers are pressed between the pages describing the fifteenth class, Tetradynamia. The text is almost entirely written in the Latin language, with occasional observations in French and German. It is in a neat Latin hand, rather than German cursive handwriting. A painstaking and detailed presentation, giving a systematic arrangement and description of the plants of Switzerland, clearly the product of many years of field study, with the interleaved portions supplementing the information within the main text, and referencing the Swiss naturalists Albrecht von Halle (1708-1777) and Abraham Gagnebin (1707-1800). (A work similar in arrangement is the 'Flora Helvetica' of Johann Rudolf Suter (1766-1827), published in 1802.) There are no indications of the authorship or provenance of the volume, but the handwriting would appear to indicate that it dates from around the end of the Eighteenth Century. The main text gives a formal presentation divided into 21 classes from Monandria to Monoecia, these being the first 21 of the 24 classes within the Linnaean taxonomy. The orders within these classes are numbered from 1 to 492; and five supplementary pages at the rear contain orders numbered 122 to 160, under the headings 'umbellae simplices' and 'umbellae compositae'. The interleaved portion of the text gives observational information with reference to locations within Switzerland. Two examples convey the arrangement of the work. The first example is to be found within the fourth class, Tetrandria, where an entry within the main text reads: 'B. | flores incompleti. | 63. Alchemilla. Cal. 8 – fid. infer. Cor. Nulla. | [63.] 271. A. alpina. - H. 1567 – S. I. 96 – G. n. 366 – Dc. II. 589. | fol. subtus sericeis argenteis.' Facing this, in the interleaved portion, is: '271. in pascuis Turanis editioribus frequens, Chasseralle, Mitelbertg. Hall. jam. sed minor quam quae in Alpibus provenit.' The second example, including French text, is within the sixth class, Hexandria, with the entry in the main text reading: '198. Uvularia. Cor. 6 – petala, campanul. Petala basi intus nectarifera fovea. Filamenta antheris breviora. | 600. U. amplexifolia – H. 1237 – S. I. 196 – G. n. 771 –'. Facing this, in the interleaved portion, is: '600. Primus reperit Gagnebin, au fond de la Combe Biosse, versus Mont. Chasseral, à la Champ d'Abèl, aux Combes de Valanvron, et au Pouilleret dans les abîmes. Hall.' There are hundeds of other interleaved observations, such as 'ubique colitur in hortis, passim ex muris antiquis', 'in pascuis Turanis frequens insolita magnitudine et pulchretudine luxuriat in m. Chasseral.' and 'Biennae ad lacuni inter Passquart et Thielam.'. Seller Inventory # 20050

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Published by Zurich, (1689)

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About this Item: Zurich, 1689. 110 double-page engravings (all published) by Johann Meyer, Johann Melchior Füssli, Johann Lochmann, David Scheuchzer, Johann Rudolf Füssli, Johann Balthasar Bullinger, Johann Heinrich Lips, Johann Rudolf Schellenberg, and Daniel Beyel. Plates c. 295 x 370 mm. Oblong 4to. Contemp. marbled boards (worn). Zurich, 1689-1798. Complete set of 110 new years' gifts issued by the Zurich Society of the Fireworkers, founded in 1682, dissolved in 1798 and re-founded in 1806. They were published in small editions, and are sought-after for their large engraved plates. Especially impressive are the following plates: 1690 - The firing of mortars on the fortifications by night ; 1694 - The war ship "Neptun" on Lake Zurich, with a fine view of the city in the background; 1698 - The newly constructed City Hall ; 1699 - The fireworks held for the inauguration of the new City Hall on 22 June 1698; 1700 - The Armory In Gassen, with St. Peter's church in the background; 1706 - Two rows of four riflemen exercising, a view of Zurich in the background, on one of the smaller engravings on the side the scene of Tell and the apple on his son's head (not in Heinemann, Tell-Ikonographie). Other smaller pictures show uniforms and trades. - A very well-preserved copy. - Brun II, 399; Barth 9730; Nagler IX, 222-223, no. 18; Füssli, Verzeichnuss der Meyerischen Kupfer-Wercken (1712), pp. 5-6; Zürcher Neujahrsblätter (1971), pp. 58/59. MILITARIA ; HELVETICA: ZÜRICH-ZUG ; VARIA ; Seller Inventory # 33110-453

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Travels from France to Italy, through the: BEAUMONT, Albanis (Jean-François-Albanis)

About this Item: London, printed by S. Hamilton, for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1800, 1800. in-folio, 4 leaves (1 blank - printed titlepage - advertisement - contents) + 1 engraved title-page with view + 218 p. + 1 leaf blank + 1 folded hand-coloured engraved map ?Chart of places. including the principal peaks of that chain of the Alps from the Buchetta to Mont St. Gotthard? + 1 townplan of Lyon in black + 25 plates printed in brown (soot brown or ?bistre?), with most of the original protective tissue gards (mostly browned in the margins), some waterstains to the lower margins of the engraved title-page and some others, recently bound in a very good h.-leather binding with leather corners, spine with author, title & year of publication. (Ernst Höpli Buchbinderei Zürich). First edition, reprinted in 1806. This book has never been translated into French. Illustrated engraved title-page with view followed by the numbered plates I to XXVII, which include 1 general coloured map, 1 town-plan of Lyon printed in black and 25 views printed in bistre, all after drawings by Albanis Beaumont. Bel album très rare et très recherché pour la qualité des illustrations (Perret). (Planches:) Plates numb. I up to XXVII: View of Lyon, taken from the Arsenal / Lyon Aquaduct, built by the Romans / Voltaire?s Tomb - Roman Theatre at Lyons / Geometrical plan of Lyons including the New Buildings of Parrache (tirage en noir) / Cascade and Lake of Nantua / Town of Nantua, Continuation of the same / Representation of the above Lake / Loss of the Rhone (Perte du Rhône) / Re-appearance of the Rhone / Fort of Cluse / Ferney / Geneva / Versoix / Morges / Lausanne / Vevay (sic.) / Salt-Works at Bex, Canton of Berne (sic.: aujourd?hui Vaud) / Bridge of St. Maurice on the Rhone / Martigny and the Valley of the Rhone / Glacier between those of Valsoray and La Valpeline / Summit of the Great St. Bernard, including the Hospice or Convent / Sion / Source of the Rhone and Glacier of la Furca / Ascent of the St. Gothard / Hospice on the St. Gothard / The Devil?s Bridge.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Abbey: Travel in Aquatint & Lithography n° 53; Wäber, 109; Perret 0333. Seller Inventory # 115374

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About this Item: n/a, 1843. Hardcover. Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB2017112210ba66 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Seller Inventory # ALB2017112210ba66

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About this Item: Moscow, 1801. Hardcover. Condition: Good. n/a. Please feel free to request a detailed description. Short description (computer translated from Russian into English): Puteshestvie gospodina Buri po Alpijskim goram./Journey Mr. Sturm the Alpine mountains., M., 1801, . Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. Land of Magazines has thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available.SKUMS000731. SKUMS000009 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Seller Inventory # MS000009

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About this Item: Colomyez & Posuël, Toulouse, 1687. Couverture rigide. Condition: Très bon. 2 volumes in folio, plein maroquin rouge à la Du Seuil, dos à nerfs richement ornés, roulette dorée sur les coupes et intérieure, toutes tranches dorées. [1] 17 ff.n.ch., 149 pp., 1 ff.n.ch., 344 pp., 1 ff.n.ch., 128 pp., 18 ff.n.ch., [2] 4 ff.n.ch., 548 pp., 2 ff.n.ch., 112 pp., 1 ff.n.ch., CII pp., 1 ff.n.ch., 20 pp., 19 ff.n.ch.   L'illustration se compose de 2 vignettes sur les titres, de 9 bandeaux, de 9 lettrines le tout gravé sur cuivre par Sébastien Le Clerc et de nombreux culs-de-lampe dont 4 gravés sur cuivre par le même, les autres sur bois.    Edition originale de cet ouvrage assez rare. On y trouve un grand nombre de faits curieux. Saffroy -25832.    Bel exemplaire en maroquin d'époque dans des reliures légèrement différentes. Grandes armes de la ville de Toulouse frappées sur les 2 plats du tome 1, cachet de la bibliothèque Mazarine sur les titres.   ENGLISH TRANSLATION : 2 volumes folio, full red morocco, binding « à la Du Seuil », richly gilt spines, inner gilt roll, gilt roll on board thickness, all edges gilt [1] 17 ff.n.ch., 149 pp., 1 ff.n.ch., 344 pp., 1 ff.n.ch., 128 pp., 18 ff.n.ch., [2] 4 ff.n.ch., 548 pp., 2 ff.n.ch., 112 pp., 1 ff.n.ch., CII pp., 1 ff.n.ch., 20 pp., 19 ff.n.ch. The book is illustrated with 2 head piece vignettes on titles, 9 headpieces, 9 initials, all engraved on copper by Sébastien Le Clerc and many tail pieces (4 engraved on copper by the same engraver, the others engraved on wood). First edition of this rare book. The reader will find a large number of curious facts. Saffroy -25832. First edition in contemporary full red morocco, please note that the 2 bindings are slightly different. Central coats of arms of the city of Toulouse on both covers of volume 1, ex-library of the Mazarine Library on titles. Seller Inventory # 1172

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About this Item: Folio (400 x 255 mm). Mit Kupfertitel, nach Johann Jakob Arhardt gestochen von Peter Aubry, 6 doppelblattgrossen Karten (davon eine Weltkarte 'Orbis terrrarum typus de integro in plurimis') und 16 Kupfertafeln von Johann Carl Joseph Störchlin. Typographischer Titel in Rot und Schwarz. [20] Bl. (inkl. Kupfertitel), 48 S., [2] Bl. (Biblischer Kalender von Andreas Hyperius), 680 S., Zwischentitel (Die Propheten), 320, 104 S. (Apokryphen), 422 S. (Neues Testament), 1 Bl. (Bericht an den Buchbinder). Dunkelbrauner Lederband d. Z. über Holzdeckeln (420 x 280 mm), Rücken über 6 erhabenen Bünden, Deckel mit getriebenen Messingbeschlägen (Mittelstück und je vier Eckbeschläge), mit 2 intakten Messingschliessen, Doubluren aus violettem Brokatpapier, ziselierter Goldschnitt (Rückenkopf und -fuss beschädigt). Basel, Emanuel und Johann Rudolf Thurneysen, 1729. Die Basler 'Tossanus-Bibel' in einem schönen Exemplar. Sie zählt zu den aufwändigst gedruckten Büchern des Thurneysen Verlags. Nach dem Ende des Dreissigjährigen Kriegs proflierte sich Basel - zusammen mit Strassburg, Frankfurt am Main und Nürnberg - als Zentrum des Bibeldrucks. Bis ins 18. Jahrhundert verliessen mehrere gewichtige Bibel-Editionen die Basler Druckerpressen. Die von den Gebrüdern Emanuel und Rudolf Thurneysen verantwortete Tossanus-Bibel folgt in ihrer Textredaktion überraschenderweise nicht der neun Jahre zuvor im selben Verlag von den beiden einheimischen Pfarrern Friedrich Battier und Theodor Gernler edierten Version der Luther-Bibel (die sogenannte 'Thurneysen-Bibel'), sondern vielmehr der von dem Heidelberger Kontroversaltheologen Paul Toussain [latinisiert Paulus Tossanus (1572-1634)] veröffentlichten Bearbeitung. Die Glossen und Auslegungen Toussains gehen auf dessen 1617 in Heidelberg veröffentlichte Bearbeitung und Kommentierung der Luther-Bibel zurück. Toussain war der Sohn des reformierten Theologen Daniel Toussain. Nach dem Theologiestudium in Heidelberg, Altdorf, Genf und Leiden sowie anschliessenden Rektoraten in Deventer und Amsterdam erwarb Paul Toussain 1599 in Basel den theologischen Doktorgrad. Danach wirkte er in verschiedenen Pfarrämtern in Frankenthal und Heidelberg, wo er seit 1613 nebenbei auch noch Dogmatik unterrichtete. Als Delegierter der Kurpfalz nahm er 1618 auch an der Synode der reformierten Gemeinden der Niederlande in Dordrecht teil. Für seine Bibeledition von 1617 griff Toussain auf die Uebersetzungen der Luther-, der Genfer- sowie der Zürcher-Bibel zurück, deren Texte er miteinander verglich, um so hinter die eigentliche Bedeutung des Bibeltextes zu gelangen. Sein Beitrag besteht denn auch vor allem in der Auslegung und neuen Glossierung im Sinne reformierter Glaubenshaltung. Das Abendmahl ist demnach Gedächtnisfeier, und Brot und Wein versteht er als heilige Wahrzeichen (Siegel) für Leib und Blut Christi. Die Textversion des dritten und vierten Buchs Esra sowie des dritten und vierten Buchs der Makkabäer - von Martin Luther selbst nicht in den Corpus der biblischen Texte aufgenommen - folgt der Uebertragung durch Daniel Cramer (1568-1637), Pastor an der Marienkirche in Stettin. Weiteren Anteil an den revidierten Texten hatten Giovanni Diodati, Johann Schönauer, Bonaventura von Brunn, Peter Werenfelss, Theodor Wohlleb und Daniel Schönauer. Das Vorwort des Zürcher Theologen und Professors für Ethik und Naturrecht am Carolinum, Johann Jakob Ulrich (1683-1731), datiert vom 4. Dezember 1728. Nebst der prächtigen Weltkarte nach Nicolas Visscher, finden sich eine weitere doppelblattgrosse "Erklärung, oder geographische Beschreibung' des zwischen Euphrat und Tigris lokalisierten 'Paradieses', die Reiseroute und "Beschreibung der viertzig-jährigen Reise der Kinder Jsrael, eine Regionalkarte von Israel (Beschreibung des jüdischen Landes), von Aegypten und Kleinasien (Anatolien - 'Erklärung der Land-Tafel, über die Reisen der Apostel') und eine doppelblattgrosse Ansicht in Vogelschauperspektive der Stadt Jerusalem. Die sechszehn Kupferstich-Ta. Seller Inventory # B349609

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T. G. Bonney; Elijah Walton, illus.

Published by Sampson Low, Son and Marston, London (1868)

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About this Item: Sampson Low, Son and Marston, London, 1868. Edition : First edition, re-issue., Contemporary gilt cloth boards with gilt title, tastefully rebacked with gilt-lined marbled ½ calf, spine in six compartments of raised gilt-tooled bands and richly-gilt motifs, gilt red label on two, gilt text on six, all edges gilt., This is the 1868 re-issue of the 1867 first edition (both of which are quite rare). , Size : Tall folio., Complete with the additional lithograph title page and 21 mounted lithographic plates depicting the scenery of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland., P. (4), lith. title, blank, title, blank, contents, blank, introduction 3-8, descriptive text (42), (2). A fine example of this rare and important colour plate book on the Alps. Seller Inventory # B3549

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About this Item: Zurich, 1906. Hardcover. Condition: Good. n/a. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. We have thousands of titles and often several copies of each title may be available. SKUALB201711210024a8 Language: Russian (unless indicated otherwise by the description). Seller Inventory # ALB201711210024a8

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