JESUIT LOGIC AND PHYSICS ¦ [LALANDE, Fr.] [Philosophy course.] [France, 1681.]
Manuscript on paper, large 8vo, pp. , 245, [6 blank]; seventeenth-century fine small cursive hand, brown ink, approximately 50 lines to a page, engraved arbor Porphyriana after p. 80; a very good specimen, very well preserved in contemporary calf, double gilt filet to sides, panelled spine lettered (Pars Philosophiae) and decorated in gilt; extremities a little rubbed, some surface abrasions; ownership inscription to first leaf ‘Jacobus Becheau petrochorensis accepit haec scripta a Reverendo patre de Lalande iesuitha anno Domini 1681'.
Sachgebiete: Pädagogik, Physik, Theologie
WITH EXTENSIVE AND HIGHLY CRITICAL MARGINALIA ¦ SISMONDI, Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde de. De la richesse commerciale, ou principes d’économie politique, appliqués à la legislation du commerce... Geneva, J.J. Paschoud, An XI (1803).
2 vols, 8vo, pp. , lxxxv, [1 blank], 348; , 448; fore-edges dusty, a few light marks; a very good uncut copy in 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments with red morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces, marbled endpapers; small wormhole at foot of upper joint vol. I and at foot of lower joint vol. II, some wear to corners; inscription ‘L. Fagneux (?) – Avocat’ to front free endpaper vol. I; with extensive marginal annotations in ink in a contemporary hand throughout (to 95 pages of vol. I, and to 192 pages of vol. II).
JESUIT SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY: WITH A VOLVELLE AND 27 PLATES ¦ LALIEU, Paul and Nicolas Joseph BEAUTOUR. ‘P[hiloso]phia particularis data sub R.P. Paulo Lalieu ...'. Douai, France, 1739-1740.
Manuscript on paper, in Latin, 4to (22 x 18 cm), in 3 parts, pp. 351, 368-370, [5 blank]; 117, , [5 blank]; 59, 70-77, , [12 blank]; neatly written in brown ink in a single cursive hand, c. 35-40 lines per page; title written within architectural engraved plate (‘a Paris chez I.F. Cars’); illustrated with 27 engraved plates, one volvelle with three moving parts, and 2 cut-out illustrations pasted to pp. 128 and 131; small wormhole to first few leaves, small holes to pp. 142 and 178, marginal damp staining to some plates, occasional light marks; overall very good in contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers; small areas of loss at head and foot of spine, some wear to extremities and rubbing to boards; ‘Nicolaus Josephus Beautour in collegio coenobii Aquicinctini Duaci anno 1740’ composed from cut-out printed letters/words at beginning of part 2; ‘Guillaume Bautour’ inscribed to last leaf.
Sachgebiete: Handschriften, Pädagogik, Physik
[BERLIN - APPRENTICESHIP.] Apprenticeship Certificate for Joseph Friedrich Drewitz, issued by the Berlin merchant Carl Reinhold Eckstein. Berlin, 1 April, 1775.
Manuscript on vellum, single sheet, 385x570mm; calligraphy in black ink within wide calligraphic border incorporating a number of coloured allegorical figures, with one large colour view of the island of San Secondo in Venice at head; signed by the elders of the Berlin Merchants’ Guild, and by Eckstein, with wax seal in a wooden capsule at foot; framed without plica in a modern wooden frame, and mounted on card.
Sachgebiete: Brandenburg, Graphik, Handwerk, Pädagogik, Preußen
THUCYDIDES. ΘΟΥΚΥΔΙΔΗΣ. THVCYDIDES. (Colophon:) Venice, Aldus, May 1502.
Folio, ff. , without blanks AA8 and OP4; introductory letter in Latin, text in Greek; very occasional ink marks, a little light soiling to first and last pages, very occasional light foxing; a very good, clean copy in early 19th-century red morocco, gilt fillet border to covers, spine in compartments with direct gilt lettering to two, gilt edges; slight scuff to spine; inscription (‘Ex Bibl. P. de Cardonnel MDCL’) and two British Museum ink stamps to title (red oval stamp ‘Museum Britannicum’ and lozenge stamp ‘Duplicate 1804’), armorial bookplate of E. Hubert Litchfield to front pastedown; line numbers (in tens) and page numbers neatly written in ink; a few early annotations comprising corrections in Greek, interlinear translations of a few words into Latin, and a few Latin marginalia, occasional marginal marks and underlining.
Sachgebiete: Altertum, Geschichte, Griechenland
NICOLAI, [Christoph] Friedrich. The Life and Opinions of Sebaldus Nothanker. Translated from the German … by Thomas Dutton, A. M. … London: Printed by C. Lowndes … and sold by H. D. Symonds … 1798.
3 vols, 12mo, pp. , xxvi, 356; , 395, ; 289, ; with an etched illustration (bound as a frontispiece) to volume II by Daniel Chodowiecki (the costumes of eight Berlin preachers described on pp. 147-154; printed from the same plate as the German original with a new page reference), not mentioned in ESTC but clearly required; a few spots and stains, the final blank verso in vol. II pasted onto the free endpaper, but a very good copy, in contemporary tree calf, red and black morocco spine labels; early ownership inscriptions to title-pages ‘William Tew from Paul Twigg'.
Sachgebiete: Bibliophilie, Deutschland, Literatur bis ca. 1900
LEVESQUE, Pierre Charles. Histoire de Russie, tirée des chroniques originales, de pieces authentiques, & des meilleurs historiens de la nation ... Tome premier [– cinquieme]. Paris, Debure l’aîné, 1782.
[with:] —. Histoire des différents peuples soumis à la domination des Russes, ou suite de l’Histoire de Russie ... Tome premier [– second]. Paris, De Bure l’aîné, 1783. 7 vols, 12mo, pp. , xlviii, 442, ; , 516; , 570, ; , 548, with folding map of western Russia; , 565, , with folding map of eastern Russia; , lx, 537, ; , vii, , 500; title vignettes, woodcut head- and tail-pieces; very occasional light spotting, slight staining to lower blank margins of quires A and E in vol. IV, paper flaw to lower blank corner of P1 vol. V, map in vol. V projecting slightly from text block; an excellent copy in contemporary light brown speckled calf, gilt triple fillet border to covers, spines gilt in compartments with lettering- and numbering-pieces, edges sprinkled blue, marbled endpapers, paper labels with shelf mark to bottom of spines; the odd mark and slight abrasion to covers; a few manuscript corrections in ink to vol. V.
Sachgebiete: Geschichte, Russland
[TIPU SULTAN.] Les Indiens, ou Tippoo-Saïb, fils d’Hyder-Ally, &c. A Londres [i.e. Paris?] et se trouve à Paris, chez Le Jay, 1788.
8vo, pp. viii, 229, [1 errata], 1 folding table at end; woodcut head-piece; very occasional light foxing; very good in contemporary calf, gilt fillet border to covers, spine gilt in compartments with lettering-piece, gilt edges, blue paste paper endpapers; some rubbing to extremities; contemporary marginal annotation to p. 193; a nice copy.
Sachgebiete: Indien , Militaria
PRINTED WITH GUTENBERG’S TYPE? ¦ BIEL, Gabriel, and Florentius DIEL (editor). Passionis dominice sermo historialis notabilis atque praeclarus. [(Colophon:) Mainz, Friedrich Heumann, 29 August 1509.]
[bound with:] BECHHOFEN, Johannes de. Quadruplex missalis expositio: l(itte)ralis sc(ilicet) allegorica, tropologica, et anagogica…. [(Colophon:) Basel, Michael Furter, 1 September 1505.] I: 4to, ff. : a-h8/4, i-q4/8/4, r6 (all signatures preceded by an anchor); printed in blackletter; woodcut to title depicting the crucifixion; paper-flaw to b4 affecting two words; contemporary note mentioning the subject of the second work and near contemporary note mentioning Guglielmo of Aquisgrana to title. II: 4to, ff. : A-B8, C-H6, J8, R8, Z8, M8 (as called for); printed in blackletter; woodcut printer’s device to title; contemporary manuscript annotations and numbering in red ink to first few leaves; the odd spot, light stain to last leaf; overall a beautiful set, in contemporary pigskin-backed oak boards, sewn on 3 double cords laced in and secured with pegs; spine with contemporary ink lettering in first two compartments and shelf label printed in red in last one; ownership inscription and stamp of Buxheim Charterhouse to title of first work.
Sachgebiete: Inkunabeln, Theologie
A VERY RARE PROTESTANT POSTIL ¦ PEZEL, Tobias. Postill, Dat is, Uthlegginge der Evangelien so up de Sondage und Göttlike feste in der gemene Gades. Bremen, Thomas de Villiers, 1617.
4to, pp. [xx], 1308, [2, blank]; title printed in red an black within typographical border, woodcut initials and typographical headpieces throughout; a few quires uniformly browned, one small marginal paper flaw, but a very good copy in contemporary stiff vellum, ink lettering on spine; cover a little soiled.
THE GERMAN DON QUIXOTE COMPLETE ¦ [CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de.] Don Quixote Von Mancha, Abentheurliche Geschichte. Erster [– Anderer] Theil. Basel & Frankfurt, ‘Johann Ludwig du Four, von Genff’, 1682.
Two parts in one vol., 8vo, with printed and engraved titles to both parts, and 30 (of 32) engraved plates; upper half of one leaf of text in part 1 torn away (leaf and the 2 missing plates supplied in facsimile), possibly missing the list of plates from part 2, a few minor stains here and there, but generally in very good condition in the original vellum, spine lettered in contemporary ink.
Sachgebiete: Literatur bis ca. 1900, Spanien
BUSBECQ, Ogier Ghislain de. The four epistles ... concerning his embassy into Turkey. Being remarks upon the religion, customs, riches, strength and government of that people... London, for J. Taylor and J. Wyat, 1694.
12mo, pp. , 420, [4, advertisements]; small rust hole to title fore-margin, some foxing to quire T, bound slightly tight; a very good copy in eighteenth-century tree calf, marbled endpapers and edges, neatly rebacked with spine laid down; old ‘King’s Inns Library Dublin’ ink stamps to title verso and p. 420, Dublin bookseller’s label to front pastedown; preserved in a cloth clamshell box.
Sachgebiete: Geschichte, Islam, Militaria, Türkei
FROM THE LOST LOGIE LIBRARY OF WALTER BOWMAN ¦ PERUCCI, Francesco. Pompe funebri di tutte le nationi del mondo, raccolte dale storie sagre et profane. Verona, Francesco Rossi, 1639.
Folio, pp. 97, ; without index [+]1-4 and without final blank M4, ✝4 a cancel; title copper-engraved, numerous copper-engraved illustrations printed in text, copious woodcut ornaments throughout; paper-flaw to I2 scarcely touching text, occasional dust-staining, a few creased corners; contemporary vellum over boards, spine later lettered and tooled in black, sewn on 2 cords; subtle early repairs to vellum; dust-stained, block detached and a few leaves loose, splits and losses to spine; from the library of Walter Bowman, with his ink ownership inscription to title verso and number ‘478’ to upper pastedown.
FOR THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN AMSTERDAM ¦ DE WITTE, Petrus. Catechizing upon the Heidelbergh Catechisme, of the Reformed Christian Religion… At Amsterdam, Printed by Gillis Joosten Seaghman, .
8vo, pp. 34, , 870, [2, blank]; some foxing, but a good copy in contemporary stiff vellum; early ownership inscription to title-page of John Watson.
HENNEQUIN, Pierre. Nouveau cours de rhétorique, à l’usage de la jeunesse des deux sexes; dédié à sa Majesté l’Impératrice mère. Moscow, Auguste Semen, 1818.
8vo, pp. [vi], xiii, –462,  errata; engraved tailpieces; occasional marginal staining and light foxing, generally not affecting text, but otherwise clean and crisp; in contemporary tree calf, flat spine gilt with red label lettered in gilt; marbled endpapers; boards very lightly worn, but still an attractive copy.
Sachgebiete: Feminismus, Pädagogik, Russland
[ROSICRUCIANISM.] Fortalitium scientiae, das ist: die unfehlbare, volkommeliche, unerschätzliche Kunst aller Künsten und Magnalien, welche allen … Pansophiae studiosis … die Brüderschafft des Rosencreutzes zu eröffnen gesandt. [Nuremberg], 1617.
8vo, ff.  (the last blank); a very good copy, disbound, with a recent marbled paper spine.
[TANGIER.] A description of Tangier, the country and people adjoyning... London, for Samuel Speed, 1664.
4to, pp. , 84; with engraved portrait to p. , ‘A Guyland, alias Gayland, the present usurper of the kingdome of Fez’; portrait neatly backed, quire A reinforced in gutter, a very few small spots and marks, last page slightly dusty; very good in modern calf, spine in compartments; very light wear to extremities.
Sachgebiete: Afrika, Islam, Militaria, Türkei
THE FIRST PROPER SPATIAL MODEL - ‘THE FIRST TO DEVELOP AN EXACT DEFINITION OF MARGINAL PRODUCTIVITY’ ¦ THÜNEN, Johann Heinrich von. Der isolirte Staat in Beziehung auf Landwirthschaft und Nationalökonomie… Rostock, G. B. Leopold, 1842.
Two parts in one vol, 8vo, pp. xv,  blank, 391,  imprint; vi, 285,  imprint; with 3 folding tables, and 4 hand-coloured diagrams on one plate at the end of the first part; some light foxing and browning in places, but still a very good copy, complete with the half-titles, in contemporary cloth-backed boards, flat spine lettered gilt, very lightly rubbed at extremities; small ink-stamped ownership mark on the front free end-paper (‘Dr. Feilen').
‘MY FATHER OSBORNE’ (SAMUEL PEPYS) ¦ OSBORNE, Francis. A sammelband of five works by Osborne. Oxford and London, 1656-9.
12mo; occasional small marks, some marginal ink and pencil markings; very good copies in seventeenth-century calf; a little rubbed, head and tail bands broken, upper joint cracked at head, head of spine chipped, typed paper label to spine; initials I.L. in blind to upper cover, armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale, small circular Selbourne Library ink stamp to verso of title and foot of p. 51 of first item.
Sachgebiete: Geschichte, Großbritannien, Politik, Theologie, Türkei
SOUTHEY’S COPY, WITH A LONG NOTE ¦ POCKLINGTON, John. Altare Christianum: or, the dead Vicar’s Plea. London, Printed by Richard Badger. 1637.
4to, pp. , 163, [1, blank]; a very good copy in nineteenth-century half calf with marbled boards, spine gilt, rubbed; joints cracked; cords sound, some insect damage to rear cover; bookplate sometime removed from front pastedown; ownership inscription of Robert Southey to title page dated ‘Keswick 1820’, and 11-line note in his hand to front flyleaf; sold at the sale of his library, Sotheby’s 18th May 1844, lot 2340, £1 11s; with a note by the purchaser; contemporary ownership inscription of John Mason to final blank page.
Sachgebiete: Großbritannien, Literatur bis ca. 1900, Theologie
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