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STRABONIS DE SITU ORBIS LIBRI XVII [Title also given in Greek] Graece & latine simul iam, in eorum qui pariter & Geographiae et utriusque linguae studiosi sunt, gratiam editi: olim quidem, ut putatur a Guarino Veronensi, & Gregorio Trifernate in latinum conversi: ac deinde Conradi Heresbachij opera ad eius generis autorum fidem recogniti: nunc vero postremum .. Accessit Rerum et Verborum memorabilium locupletiss[imum] Index
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STRABONIS DE SITU ORBIS LIBRI XVII [Title also given in Greek] Graece & latine simul iam, in eorum qui pariter & Geographiae et utriusque linguae studiosi sunt, gratiam editi: olim quidem, ut putatur a Guarino Veronensi, & Gregorio Trifernate in latinum conversi: ac deinde Conradi Heresbachij opera ad eius generis autorum fidem recogniti: nunc vero postremum .. Accessit Rerum et Verborum memorabilium locupletiss[imum] Index

By Strabo (edited by Heresbach, Hopper and others)

Basel: Henrichus Petri, 1549 Mense Augusto. Hardcover. Good. Woodcut historiated initials to each of Strabo's 17 books. Folio in 4s gilt ruled calf with fine gilt cartouche on both covers, rebacked in leather on 6 cords (small holes in calf covers, leather worn away at tips) newer laid paper pastedowns and endpapers. Title +[30]pp preface & Index +798pp ending with Series Chartarum and Basileae, per Henrichum Petri, Anno Salutis humanae M.D.XLIX Mense Augusto. Dedication signed & dated by Marcus Hopper of Basel. Missing top corner of titlepage carefully repaired with matching paper & 5 letters inked in, marginal stains to following 3 leaves, light marginal marks of former damp to some later pages, marginal worm holes to last 2 leaves, a few neat early marginal annotations in French, pages otherwise clean and crisp. Text in parallel columns of Greek & Latin (Graesse VI 505).

$1179.67

THE ANTIENT AND PRESENT STATE OF THE EMPIRE OF GERMANY; containing the Respective Histories of the Electorates, Principalities, etc. And an Account of the Empire and all its Dependencies. To which is Added,A New and Exact Map of Germany, By Mr. Moll (Vol. II with title) A COMPLEAT HISTORY OF GERMANY comprehending the Lives and Reigns of all the Emperors,from its Origin to this Time. Extracted from the best Authors & private Memoirs by Mr. Savage. To which are added Effigies of all the Emperors curiously engraven on Copper Plates from Original Medals)
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THE ANTIENT AND PRESENT STATE OF THE EMPIRE OF GERMANY; containing the Respective Histories of the Electorates, Principalities, etc. And an Account of the Empire and all its Dependencies. To which is Added,A New and Exact Map of Germany, By Mr. Moll (Vol. II with title) A COMPLEAT HISTORY OF GERMANY comprehending the Lives and Reigns of all the Emperors,from its Origin to this Time. Extracted from the best Authors & private Memoirs by Mr. Savage. To which are added Effigies of all the Emperors curiously engraven on Copper Plates from Original Medals)

By Savage, John (1673-1747)

London: A. Roper, A. Bosvile, R. Basset & F. Coggan, 1702. Hardcover. Very Good. Copperplate portrait of the author by Tho:Forster/Vander Gucht + Engraved title with 9 coats of arms + engraved folding map by Moll + 22 plates of emperors. Octavo blind-tooled tan leather on 4 raised bands with spine compartments gilt (spines chipped at head & foot hinges rubbed top compartments starting to split tips worn) Vol.I Frontis + Engraved title +[4]pp +408pp +xl Appendix, Vol.II Title +[4]pp +556pp +[2]pp Table of Emperors + bookseller's list. Collated complete. Fine coat of arms bookplate to pastedowns. Some confusion as to which volume is first and which second. Here the Antient and Present State is labeled Vol.I - they are usually listed as "meant to accompany" each other with same date and publishing details. Endpapers foxed but all pages nice and clean with no marking, inscriptions or other signs of use. *A very nice set in handsome bindings (ESTC T147214 & T147254).

$433.93

THE OXFORD SAUSAGE, or Select Poetical Pieces, Written by the most Celebrated Wits of the University of Oxford. Adorned with Cuts, Engraved in a New Taste, and Designed by the Best Masters
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THE OXFORD SAUSAGE, or Select Poetical Pieces, Written by the most Celebrated Wits of the University of Oxford. Adorned with Cuts, Engraved in a New Taste, and Designed by the Best Masters

By Warton, Thomas [Ed.]

London: Printed for J. Fletcher and Co. first edition, 1764. Hardcover. Good. Copperplates (21) all present. 24mo original calf, spine on 5 raised bands with gilt designs & lettering on red leather label, tips/edges bumped, leather peeling at top left corner of rear board. Front board re-attached, rear hinge intact, sturdy text-block, pages clean except for some ex-library stamps. Collated complete, viii +203pp with all 21 illustrations. *Oxford University humorous verse first edition.

$342.99

DIMOSTRAZIONE DELLA ESSENZA, ED ATTRIBUTI D'IDDIO Dall' Opere della sua Creazione .. Ope3ra di Guglielmo Derham dell Societa Regia tradotta dell' idioma Inglese
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DIMOSTRAZIONE DELLA ESSENZA, ED ATTRIBUTI D'IDDIO Dall' Opere della sua Creazione .. Ope3ra di Guglielmo Derham dell Societa Regia tradotta dell' idioma Inglese

By Derham, William (1657-1735)

Florence: Tartini e Franchi, 1719. Hardcover. Very Good-. Folding plate after text + large foliated initials and 20 head- or tail-pieces. Quarto speckled leather on 5 raised bands with compartments handsomely gilt and with title label gilt (head of spine & lowest compartment damaged, tips worn but covers securely attached). Coat of Arms bookplate of Marchione Salsa in blue ink and another of William Ward, 3rd Viscount Dudley on pastedown, 382pp collated domplete. Endpapers bit foxed else clean and crisp throughout with handsome typography, extensive notes & curious observations never brought to light before. *Early Italian translation of Derham's Physico-Theology: or, a Demonstration of the being and Attributes of God, from his Works of Creation (1713). It contains original scientific observations, including one of the earliest theoretical descriptions of a marine chronometer - p28 note (4) in this Italian translation (Koberer, W., Note on the First Use of the Term "Chronometer", Society for Nautical Research 2016).

$80.55

LA PRATTICA DELL' INFERMIERO di F. Francesco dal Bosco di Valdebiadene detto il Castagnaro, Minorita Capuccino, Nella quale con Osservationi fondate nell' uso di moltissimi anni s'addottrina l'Assistente, e caritativo Infermiere per ben conoscere, e ne'casi repentini applicar li rimedii proportionati a'mali dei suoi Infermi
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LA PRATTICA DELL' INFERMIERO di F. Francesco dal Bosco di Valdebiadene detto il Castagnaro, Minorita Capuccino, Nella quale con Osservationi fondate nell' uso di moltissimi anni s'addottrina l'Assistente, e caritativo Infermiere per ben conoscere, e ne'casi repentini applicar li rimedii proportionati a'mali dei suoi Infermi

By Dal Bosco, Francesco (1564-1640)

Verona: Gio. Battista Merlo 1st edition, 1664. Hardcover. Good. Small copperplate printer's mark, woodcut headpieces and foliated initials. Small quarto vellum-spined boards (edges and tips worn but spine complete in nice condition) [4]pp +384pp +[20]pp index) +[3]pp privilege & errata. Italian text. Ink note "Le cappucini di Venezia" crossed out on titlepage, first 4 sections with pages repaired at gutter margin & resewn into book. Lacks one leaf (pp 23/4) but otherwise complete. Some browning/signs of use but entirely legible. *Dal Bosco developed his medical practice in the Capuchin Convent infirmary at Venice from 1649 until his death from fever in 1649. The fame of his medical skill and infirmary practice caused Battista Merlo of Verona to edit dal Bosco's extensive notes, recording more than 100 case "observations" over many years. This is the first edition, published by Merlo himself at Verona in 1664, immediately followed by other publications elsewhere.

$500.19

DE FORNICATIONE CAVENDA ADMONITIO: sive Adhortatio ad Pudicitiam et Castitatem
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DE FORNICATIONE CAVENDA ADMONITIO: sive Adhortatio ad Pudicitiam et Castitatem

By Beverland, Adriaan (here Hadrian) (1654?-1712)

London: prostant apud Christoph. Bateman, 1697. Hardcover. Good. Small octavo (150x90mm) contemporary calf with later leather re-back (small hole in leather of front board, tips and edges worn). Titlepage with neat old marginal repair (and "6d" in ink to blank area), [3]pp dedication + 113pp Latin text. Pages uniformly tanned except pp 2-3 which are darker perhaps due to offset from paper formerly laid in - text still clear. *Beverland was a bibliophile and scholar who collected erotica and worked on a study of prostitution, brothels and sexual abnormalities. His first publication was a justification from Biblical and classical texts of sex in almost any form including sexual deviations and this led to his imprisonment, the burning of his books, and then expulsion from Holland and Belgium. He then wrote another book on virginity which was called "an academical study" but was more of an excuse to bring in salacious material. Hounded out of mainland Europe he finally settled in England. He wrote this book as a supposed recantation of his debauched previous life, but few believed his conversion and thought his advice on how to avoid sin and achieve chastity was a devious way of publishing more salacious material based on classical quotations. Although his dedication is dated 1690 no recorded copy has a publication date earlier than 1697 (as here), so this is probably the first edition (Wing B 2116 London 1697).

$459.92

THE MOTHER'S ASSISTANT AND YOUNG LADY'S FRIEND
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THE MOTHER'S ASSISTANT AND YOUNG LADY'S FRIEND

By Allen, Mrs. S.S., Rev. C. Stone & William C. Brown editors

Boston: Cyrus Stone, 1853-1854. Hardcover. Very Good. Illustrations (31, inc. 28 as listed for 1853 of which 5 are hand-colored plates of flowers, and 3 for 1854 inc. finely engraved frontis of "The Royal Fan" showing Queen Victoria, Prince Albert & their children. Octavo three-quarter calf, paper label pasted on spine, tips worn. Fifteen bound monthly issues of this 19th century women's periodical, 1853 Nos. 1-12 & 1854 Nos. 1-3, in 3 Parts bound out of date order: Part I (1853) pp5-68, 73-136, 141-204; Part I (1854) pp5-72, 77-204; Part II (1853) pp5-72, 77-140, 145-204. Occasional foxing but clean and complete for 1853 with first 3 issues for 1854. *Fifteen issues from the final two years of this entertaining periodical, founded in 1841 to "assist mothers in the difficult and peculiarly responsible work of governing and educating their children .. It will suplly a desideratum, in the periodical literature of New England, which has long been seen and deeply lamented" (J. Porter, Boston, Jan 14, 1841).

$100.04

DION CASSIUS NICAEUS, Aelius Spartianus, Iulius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Vulcatius Gallicanus  [i.e. Historiae Augustae Scriptores]. Ioannis Baptistae Egnatii Veneti in eosdem annotationes
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DION CASSIUS NICAEUS, Aelius Spartianus, Iulius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Vulcatius Gallicanus [i.e. Historiae Augustae Scriptores]. Ioannis Baptistae Egnatii Veneti in eosdem annotationes

By Cassius Dio - Dion Cassius Nicaeus [et al. i.e. Scriptores Historiae Augustae]

Paris: Robertus Stephanus, 1544. Hardcover. Good. Stephanus printer's device (Altum Sapere) on titlepage. Octavo blind-tooled calf (1555 date stamp on back cover) with gilt decorations, original spine on 7 cords (hinges starting to split but firmly held, spine gilt dull, corners bumped) 346pp +[51]pp inc. colophon (Excudebat Rob. Stephanus Typographus Regius Parisiis, Ann. M.D.XLIII. Idib. Iun.) Recently re-laid endpapers, old ownerships on titlepage (inc. "Carteret me habet 1572", perhaps Philippe de Carteret 1552-1594), water stain marks at fore-edge of first 35 and last 10pp, fore-edge of title neatly repaired over inscription dated 1714, few early neat underlinings and marginal notes, pages otherwise clean and crisp. Collates precisely with copy in Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, A.lat.c. 156. * First Latin edition of Dio Cassius and other Historiae Augustae Scriptores, original sources for history of Roman emperors from Trajan onwards.

$779.52

ANALYSIS LOGICA EPISTOLAE PAULI AD ROMANOS; ANALYSIS LOGICA UTRIUSQ. EPISTOLAE PAULI AD CORINTHIOS; ANALYSIS LOGICA SEX EPISTOLARUM PAULI Videlicet ad Galatas Ephesios Philippenses Colossenses utriusq. ad Thessalonicenses
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ANALYSIS LOGICA EPISTOLAE PAULI AD ROMANOS; ANALYSIS LOGICA UTRIUSQ. EPISTOLAE PAULI AD CORINTHIOS; ANALYSIS LOGICA SEX EPISTOLARUM PAULI Videlicet ad Galatas Ephesios Philippenses Colossenses utriusq. ad Thessalonicenses

By Piscator, Johannes (1546-1625)

Herbornae Nassoviorum: Christoph Corvinus 3rd edition (2nd ed of last part), 1601, 1602. Hardcover. Good. Two of three titlepages each with the same printer's device of a raven bringing food to a Saint + large colophone of 2nd title with same subject but different design of ravens feedign saint. 3 VOLUMES IN ONE 149x91mm blind-tooled leather on 4 raised bands (spine well repaired with newer green roan gilt title label) all edges rouged. Newer end papers. Lacks Titlepage of 1st part (Epistle to the Romans, facsimile tipped in) [16]pp preface +286pp +[2]pp blank leaf; Titlepage of 2nd part (Corinthians) +[8]pp preface +321pp +[1]p large printer's mark "Christoff Rab" (German for raven in Latin Corvinus); Titlepage of 3rd part (Galatians etc) +[8]pp preface +323pp +[1]p blank verso - lacks final blank leaf. Airedale College label to pastedown + "J. Mann's Augt.28 1812". First 2 leaves with neat edge & gutter repair, some marginal marks of former damp to 1st part but paper strong and supple throughout all 3 parts. Latin text with some Hebrew, some Greek, using various fonts, scripts and sizes. *A neat commentary on the Epistles of St Paul, collated complete except lacking 1st title leaf and last blank.

$357.28

NOTIZIE sul ministero del Card. Bartolomeo Pacca, pro-segretario di stato della S.M. Di Papa Pio VII. Dalli 18 Giugno 1808 alli 6 Luglio 1809. Da servire d'introduzione alla relazione dei due viaggi fatti in Francia dallo stesso Cardinale Negli Anni 1809, e 1813 e della sua prigionia nel forte di S. Carlo in Fenestrelle dal di 6 Agosto 1809 fino al di 5 Febbrajo 1813
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NOTIZIE sul ministero del Card. Bartolomeo Pacca, pro-segretario di stato della S.M. Di Papa Pio VII. Dalli 18 Giugno 1808 alli 6 Luglio 1809. Da servire d'introduzione alla relazione dei due viaggi fatti in Francia dallo stesso Cardinale Negli Anni 1809, e 1813 e della sua prigionia nel forte di S. Carlo in Fenestrelle dal di 6 Agosto 1809 fino al di 5 Febbrajo 1813

By Pacca, Bartolomeo (1756-1844)

Civitavecchia: Arcangelo Strambi, 1829. Softcover. Very Good. Three Volumes large octavo, entirely uncut/untrimmed in original blue sugar paper (wrappers bit frayed to top/bottom of spine, spines tanned, vols 2-3 with damp tide mark to foot of covers). Vol.I 205pp (inc. titlepage), Vol.II 266pp (inc. title), Vol.III [8] +326pp (includes index). *Travels and negotiations undertaken by Cardinal Pacca on behalf of Pope Pius VII with documents retaing to history of the Vatican's relations with France during the Napoleonic wars. Pius VII was present at Napoleon's coronation as Emperor of the French in 1804, but in 1809 Napoleon invaded the Papal States, resulting in his excommunication. The Pope was taken prisoner and transported to France. He remained there until 1814 when, after the French were defeated, he returned to Rome, where he was greeted as a hero and defender of the faith.

$236.45

HIERONYMI SERIPANDII ... COMMENTARIUS IN EPISTOLAM PAULI AD GALATAS. Eiusdem ad nonnullas quaestiones ex textu epistolae Catholicae responsiones
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HIERONYMI SERIPANDII ... COMMENTARIUS IN EPISTOLAM PAULI AD GALATAS. Eiusdem ad nonnullas quaestiones ex textu epistolae Catholicae responsiones

By Seripando, Girolamo (1493-1563) Archbishop of Salerno

Antwerp: Christopher Plantin first edition, 1567. Hardcover. Good. Plantin's caliper printer's mark on titlepage. Small octavo later vellum with red gilt spine label (slightly spotted) 423pp + printer's colophon dated August 1567. Light marks of former damp throughout but paper strong and supple, some neat pencil underlining, corner of pp69-70 torn off affecting one side note. Early calligraphic ownership (Ex Libris R.D. Felicis Cimino) to free endpaper and similar to titlepage, also Robert C. Jenkins, Lyminge 1887, with some show-through of these names to back of title. *This Plantin first edition of Cardinal Girolamo Seripando's commentary on St Paul's Epistle to the Galatians was published after the author's death in 1563. A similar Venice edition followed in 1569.

$278.03

SELECT DISCOURSES treating of .. Superstition, Atheism, Immortality of the Soul, Existance and Nature of God, Prophesie [etc] As also a SERMON preached by Simon Patrick .. at the Author's Funeral with A brief Accout of his Life and Death
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SELECT DISCOURSES treating of .. Superstition, Atheism, Immortality of the Soul, Existance and Nature of God, Prophesie [etc] As also a SERMON preached by Simon Patrick .. at the Author's Funeral with A brief Accout of his Life and Death

By Smith, John late fellow of Queens Colledge in Cambridge

Cambridge: Printed by John Hayes for W. Morden 2nd edition corrected, 1673. Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto original calf on boards, spine on 4 cords gilt titled on newer leather skilfully restored with corners underlaid, xxx (inc. titlepage & to reader) +512pp (inc. short booklist at end). A wide-margined crisp copy with side notes and with Hebrew and some Greek interpolations, each of the 11 sections has a separate half title leaf. *John Smith (1618-1652) was a theologian termed one of the "Cambridge Platonists" (WING S4118).

$342.99

HISTOIRE DE JEAN DE BOURBON, Prince de Carency. Par l'Auteur des Memoires et Voyage d'Espagne
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HISTOIRE DE JEAN DE BOURBON, Prince de Carency. Par l'Auteur des Memoires et Voyage d'Espagne

By Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine d' (1650/51-1705) [but not here named]

The Hague: Adrian Moetjens, 1692. Hardcover. Good. Woodcut emblematic printer's mark of stork in palmtree with open book held by Athena & winged goddess. Duodecimo (134x70mm) contemporary leather (rebacked with part of old spine relaid, tips very worn). All edges sprinkled red, ownerships (Chas. Johns Painter Bedford May 24th 1838 & R.H.B. Bolton Trin. Coll. Camb. 1880) on free endpaper, 498pp (inc. almost identical titlepages for 1st and 2nd parts) +[6]pp publisher's book list. French text. First titlepage somewhat browned as are endpapers, a few signs of use and small corner creases, else clean and tight. *Madame d'Aulnoy, famous for her collections of fairy tales, also wrote several pseudo-biographies like this one relating 15th century heroic deeds.

$192.28

LA VENERIE de Jacques de Fouilloux, precedee de quelques Notes Bibliographiques et d'une Notice Bibliographique

By Fouilloux, Jacques du

Angers: Charles Lebosse, Libraire-Editeur, 1844. Hardcover. Very Good. Facsimiles of 56 woodcuts incl. frontis of 1585 edition sometimes attributed to Jost Amman. Quarto new half calf *As V5642* (BRUNET II 1356 Schwerdt I-154 Thiebaud 314 Souhart 158-9).

$236.45

THE ANCIENT ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORIES of the First Six Hundred Years after Christ, Written in the Greek Tongue by three learned Historiographers, Eusebius, Socrates, and Evagrius ... Whereunto is annexed, Dorotheus, Bishop of Tyrus, of the Lives and Ends of the Prophets, Apostles, and LXX Disciples. All which authors are faithfully translated out of the Greek Tongue By Meredith Hanmer Doctor in Divinity. The sixth Edition Corrected and Revised. Hereunto is added, Eusebius his Life of Constantine, In Four Books. With Constantines Oration to the Clergy
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THE ANCIENT ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORIES of the First Six Hundred Years after Christ, Written in the Greek Tongue by three learned Historiographers, Eusebius, Socrates, and Evagrius ... Whereunto is annexed, Dorotheus, Bishop of Tyrus, of the Lives and Ends of the Prophets, Apostles, and LXX Disciples. All which authors are faithfully translated out of the Greek Tongue By Meredith Hanmer Doctor in Divinity. The sixth Edition Corrected and Revised. Hereunto is added, Eusebius his Life of Constantine, In Four Books. With Constantines Oration to the Clergy

By Eusebius, Socrates and Evagrius translated by Meredith Hanmer

London: Printed by Abraham Miller, and are to be sold by Luke Fawn at the sign of the Parrot in St Pauls Church-yard, 6th edition, 1663. Hardcover. Good. Woodcut Anchora Spei publisher's marks on several titlepages. Quarto in 6s original calf ruled boards, spine on 6 cords (rebacked in leather with original spine laid on, tips rubbed), Ex libris Geo. R. Carline Oxford 1909 with some neat bibliogrhic notes on pastedowns, [xii] +190 +201-598 +[18]pp index +119pp (recte 109pp misnumbered after p28) - the first 6pp inc. title "Eusebius his Life of Constantine" of this last part are lacking, all supplied in facsimile. "The ecclesiastical history of Socrates Scholasticus" and of "Evagrius Scholasticus", "The lives ... of the prophets, apostles, and seventy disciples of our Saviour", "A chronographie" all have separate dated title pages; register and pagination are continuous until "Eusebius his Life of Constantine" at the end. Light marks of former damp at fore-edge of most pages not affecting text, a few small wormholes in gutter towards end, pages otherwise clean and crisp. *Slightly defective copy (lacking 6 pages) of this English translation by Meredith Hanmer of accounts by Eusebius and other early historians of Christianity's first 600 hundred years (Wing 2nd ed. E3422A).

$513.18

MICROCOSMUS HYPOCHONDRIACUS Sive DE MELANCHOLIA HYPOCHONDRIACA TRACTATUS .. Concinnatus a Malachia Geigero, Electoralis Monachiensis .. Medico & Chirurgo ordinario
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MICROCOSMUS HYPOCHONDRIACUS Sive DE MELANCHOLIA HYPOCHONDRIACA TRACTATUS .. Concinnatus a Malachia Geigero, Electoralis Monachiensis .. Medico & Chirurgo ordinario

By Geiger, Malachias (1606-1671)

Munich: Lucas Straub (first edition), 1652. Hardcover. Poor. Folding plate of veins and arteries (one only of 6 plates). Small quarto marbled paper boards, spine re-backed in old leather on 5 cords with 19th century red leather gilt title label laid on. First edition of this important early work on melancholia, neurology and alchemy - [xviii] +524pp +[11]pp index & errata +3 leaves blank. Lacks engraved titlepage (supplied in facsimile) and all but one of 6 plates. Printed Title and following 340pp badly cropped at fore-edge with loss of last letter of each line of title and most of marginal guide notes, remaining pages affected by light marks of previous damp at fore-edge. *Damaged and defective copy of very rare first edition of this important work on melancholia and neurology. Geiger came from a prestigious dynasty of German physicians working in Bavaria & Munich. Melancholia was then generally considered to result from excess black bile, which Galen had earlier described as the culprit in cancer. Geiger's book sets the disease in early-modern scientific context: chapters include essays on medicine, alchemy, natural science, literature, and mythology (FASEB Journal June 2012, Graesse, III, 40).

$357.28

GLI AMORE DELLE PIANTE Poema con Note Filosofiche di Erasmo Darwin medico di Derby. Traduzione dall'originale Inglese di Giovanni Gherardini medico di Milano
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GLI AMORE DELLE PIANTE Poema con Note Filosofiche di Erasmo Darwin medico di Derby. Traduzione dall'originale Inglese di Giovanni Gherardini medico di Milano

By Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802) translated by Giovanni Gherardini

Milan: Paolo Emilio Guisti 3rd italian edition, 1818. Hardcover. Very Good. Duodecimo (10x16cm) vellum-tipped marbled boards, polished leather spine with gilt title and blind-stamped decorations 335pp (inc. title) +[1]p errata. *A lovely clean copy of this Italian translation of Darwin's very popular English poem (The Loves of the Plants), based on the Linnaean system of plant classification. Darwin and members of the Lichfield Botanical Society had earlier translated Linnaeus' work from Latin into English.

$71.46

WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN HOOKHAM FRERE in verse and Prose 3 Volumes

By Frere, John Hookham (memoir by Sir Bartle Frere)

London: Pickering, 1874. Hardcover. Very Good. Portrait frontis. Vol.1 & Bust of Frere as frontis to Vol.2 Three Volumes octavo original red cloth with printed paper label to spine (spines bit darkened, labels browned and slightly rubbed or chipped/lower cover of vol.3 slightly damp marked) vii+354pp vii+426pp 435pp Uncut Mostly UNOPENED name on FEP else V.G+ *Includes Nine Verse Fables + Aesop's fable of the Frogs from LaFontaine, Epitaphs on his Friend Canning, Also on Lord Nelson etc. Contributions to The Microcosm of which he was one of the founders, and also contributions to The Anti-Jacobin, Several metrical versions of Aristophanes' plays and his mock-romantic King Arthur written under the pseudonyms Wm. & Robt. Whistlecraft was a model for his friend Byron when composing Don Juan, while he collaborated with Southey on Chronicle of the Cid.

$64.96

THE MAGICIAN'S OWN BOOK by the author of "The Secret Out," "The Modern Conjuror" &c. Containing Ample Instructions for Recreations in Chemistry, Acoustics, Pneumatics, Legerdemain, Prestidigitation, Electricity (with and without Apparatus). Performances with Cups and Balls, Eggs, Hats .. &c. With 200 Practical Illustrations
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THE MAGICIAN'S OWN BOOK by the author of "The Secret Out," "The Modern Conjuror" &c. Containing Ample Instructions for Recreations in Chemistry, Acoustics, Pneumatics, Legerdemain, Prestidigitation, Electricity (with and without Apparatus). Performances with Cups and Balls, Eggs, Hats .. &c. With 200 Practical Illustrations

By Cremer, W.H., Jun. (editor)

London: John Camden Hotten 1st edition thus, 1871 [from catalogue at end for 1872]. Hardcover. Good. Frontispiece & title with red illustration + 200 illustrations. Octavo blue cloth, ruled in black with magic symbols, spine titled in gilt (very faded, cloth darkened and slightly bubbled, tips bumped). Endpapers replaced, xii +13-325pp +[1]p colophon +[22]pp illustrated catalogue: "Very Important New Books, Special List for 1872". Some foxing and a few corner creases but clean and tight. *The "Magician's Own Book" and "The Secret Out" (both priced 4s.6d.) are described in a printed leaf from Hotten's catalogue of New Books, bound as pp[i-ii] before the frontispiece, as follows: "These Books are complete Cyclopaedias of Legerdemain. Under the title of Le Magicien des Salons, the first has long been a standard Magic Book with all French and German Professors of the Art. The tricks are described so carefully, with engravings to illustrate them, that anybody can easily learn how to perform them". This is the first London edition of The Magician's Own Book - later editions were published by Hotten's successor Chatto and Windus from 1873.

$157.20

THE FOUR SEASONS AT THE LAKES by Charles Dent Bell, M.A. Rector of Cheltenham and Hony. Canon of Carlisle. Author of Voices from the Lakes and other Poems. Illuminated by Blanche de Montmorency Conyers Morrell
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THE FOUR SEASONS AT THE LAKES by Charles Dent Bell, M.A. Rector of Cheltenham and Hony. Canon of Carlisle. Author of Voices from the Lakes and other Poems. Illuminated by Blanche de Montmorency Conyers Morrell

By Bell, Charles Dent (1818-1898)

London & Belfast: Marcus Ward & Co, 1878 according to British Library. Hardcover. Very Good. Illuminated in colour, gold and silver (16 leaves) by Blanche de Montmorency Conyers Morrell. Quarto blue cloth gilt, decorated cover title on bevelled boards lower cover blindstamped (repair to 1" split to one hinge, tips worn) All Edges Gilt. Title illuminated with vignette + 15 illuminated pages of poems some poetry printed in colours and gilt or silver and all with illuminated decoration. All pages printed on thick card, with a guard sheet and mounted on a linen stub at the gutter margin. Thus the sheets lie flat and smooth. Decoration includes flowers, butterflies, birds, small views of Lake District. *Bell was Rector of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.

$64.96

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