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Geschichte der allgemeineren Europäischen Staatshändel des vorigen und jetzigen Jahrhunderts; im Grundrisse; als der Europäischen Geschichte; zweiter Theil von Gottfried Achenwall ...

By Achenwall, Gottfried

(Göttingen, Verlag der Witwe Vandenboeck, 3rd, improved, edition, 1767). Small octavo, contemporary calf, gilt compartments on the spine, rather scuffed and tired, pp. (xvi) + 344 + (6: Inhalt). No half-title-page, title-page detached, some foxing, heavier on some gatherings. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Author, the 'Father' of Statistics. .


Essays on Physiognomy, calculated to extend The Knowledge and the Love of Mankind.
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Essays on Physiognomy, calculated to extend The Knowledge and the Love of Mankind.

By Moore, C. (translator)

(London, W. Locke, 1793 - 94). Written by The Rev. John Caspar Lavater, Citizen of Zurich. 3 volumes demy 8vo; soiled grained cloth over boards; bindings very poor in each case (boards detached or nearly so, backstrips loose or absent); gatherings of first volume have worked loose between lectures V and VI; pp. viii + 243, 388, 262; numerous plates throughout; pages generally show pronounced foxing. Poor condition; reading copies only. .


Lost Worlds. What Have We Lost, & Where Did it Go?

By Bywater, Michael

(London, Granta Books, 2004). 8vo; original blue cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 296 (including index). Fine condition. 'Like some Augustan Umberto Eco, Bywater decodes, derides and deconstructs the major and minor archanas of world civilizations, hilariously zooming in and out from chocolate bars to cosmology: anatomizing moustaches and melancholy, dogs and democracy. This marvellous and valuable book transforms itself as you read from a quirky miscellany into something wiser, nobler, deeper, sadder and more remarkable.' - Stephen Fry. .