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George III king of England. Salt for the Canadian cod fisheries

Edité par Mark Baskett

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Description de l'article : Mark Baskett. No Binding. Etat : Very Good. (Salt trade ) George III king of England. Anno sexto Georgii III. Regis. Cap.XLII. An act to continue an act made in the fourth year of the reign of his present Majesty, for importing salt from Europe, into the province of Quebec in America for a limited time. London, Mark Baskett, 1766. 2 leaves in folio. (pp737-740). Royal arms on title. 1 large ornamental initial at beginning. Unbound. Confirmation of legislation relating to the export of salt bought in Europe to Quebec. Salt was in scarce supply to preserve Canadian fish, the cod industry being a significant source of revenue for France. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1574014642161

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Opere: Albergati Capacelli, Francesco.

Albergati Capacelli, Francesco. Bolognese moralist playwright & senator

Edité par Carlo Parese (1783)

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Description de l'article : Carlo Parese, 1783. Soft cover. Etat : Very Good. Albergati Capacelli, Francesco, marchese. Opere. Vols i-iii, vi, ix-xii. Venice, Carlo Parese, 1783-1784. 8 volumes in small 4to. [6]f including author's oval frontispiece portrait & his 'poetical portrait' both engraved by Giuseppe Patrini (1711-86) + 320p; 354 + [2]p; 340p; 297 + [1 blank]p; 320p; 317 [1 blank]p; 346 + [2 blank]p; 346 + [2 blank]p. Contemporary rust-coloured decorated wrappers, edges untrimmed, some uncut. First edition of 8 volumes of the works including 16 comedies, 4 tragedies and 12 moral tales for children by the moralist playwright Francisco Albergati (1728-1804), Bolognese noble and senator, best known for his comedies who had a passion for the theatre. Vols ix & x contain Lettere Capricciose , his correspondence with the Ferrarese poet & essayist Francesco Zacchiroli (1750-1826). Vol xi comprises the author s award speeches to art students at the Clementine Accademy delivered at the Institute of Sciences at Bologna and at the Venice Academy of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture. Albergati playfully offers an oval shaped engraved 'poetical portrait' , a short autobiography at the age of 54 (f.2). The comedies include : Prejudizi del falso onore, Il matrimomio improviso, La Paura, Il Sonnambulo, Il prigioniero, La Tarantola, Il Conte di Commingio, Emilia, L'Ospite Infedele, La Calzolaja, Amor non puo celarsi, La Vedova innamorate, Il Ciarlator maldicente, L'Uomo di Garbo, Il Gazzettiere & La Vendetta virtuosa. Each volume has an introductory preface by the author. Inside covers foxed, otherwise attractive volumes in fresh original condition. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1572724650003

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Istoria critica della vita civile. The 18th: Martinelli, Vincenzoo. Italian

Martinelli, Vincenzoo. Italian Enlightenment in England

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Description de l'article : 1752, 1752. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. Martinelli, Vincenzio. Istoria critica della vita civile. London, George Woodfall, 1752. 4to. 12 + 311 + [1 blank] p. Woodcut floral vignette on title page. 2 blank leaves bound in at beginng and end; marbled endpapers. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, ornamental gilt border to sides, raised spine richly gilt with giltstamped green title label, inner gilt dentelles, edges gilt, traces of usage on covers. First edition of 19 critical essays on civil society as part of the 18th century reformist debate including the education of women, marriage, the duties of family life, the theatre, industry, the liberal arts and science, laws and state craft, poverty and liberty. Vincenzio Martinelli (1702-1785), a Tuscan from Montecatini with a degree in civil and canon law from Pisa University, met English noblemen in Florence, and came to England in 1748 to teach Italian. He had already written this work during his stay at the Bourbon Court at Naples. It was the first of three books to be published in England and it made his reputation as a man of letters. An impressive six-page list of 114 subscribers includes Charles Viscount Townshend (Commissioner of Trade & Plantations who ordered 10 sets), the poets Mark Akenside and Moses Mendez , Voltaire s friend, Everard Fawkener, the Earl of Chesterfield, the diplomat Horace Mann with whom the author corresponded, the art collector Horace Walpole, the traveller Edward Wortley Montague and the Anglo-Venetian authoress Giustiniana Wynne A handsome presentation copy with wide margins bound in contemporary red morocco; some light toning in places (29.4 x 24cm). Cf: E. H. Thorne, "Vincenzo Martinelli in England: 1748 - 1744," Italian Studies (1956). N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1571950507055

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Records of manorial dues - primary sources: France. Nailloux. Manuscript

France. Nailloux. Manuscript land tax accounts & atlas of feudal tenancies

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Description de l'article : 1788. Hardcover. Etat : Good. France. Nailloux. Manuscript land tax accounts & atlas of feudal land tenancies relating to the seigneurie de Nailloux in the region of Haute Garonne, southwestern France, penned in ink in neat calligraphy on paper. a) Lieve des censives de Nailhoux et rentes locatairies due a [un]messire Dufaur d'Encun suivant les reconn[aissance]ce retenues par M.Auréjac no. Nailloux, dated 8 October 1788. Folio (36 x 34cm). 67 numbered leaves including 57 pages with original tax entries; 5 pages with an alphabetical name index of tax payers; 6 leaves with additional tax entries during the early 19th century by the Dufour family utilizing blank spaces throughout including the inside of frontcover; 5 leaves removed. Contemporary mottled sheep with title superlibro giltstamped on frontcover; remains of green silk ties; edges painted in red; spine defective, corners worn; some inner blank tailend margins with traces of light waterstaining; a few isolated traces of worming not affecting text. b) Plans des Nailhoux. Seven double-page manuscript maps (overall size : 57.2 x 84cm) showing precisely demarcated landed properties conceded to tenants, or 'censitaires', under the jurisdiction of Nailloux; each map is surrounded with a double-line border and incorporates a list of the respective tenants paying the 'cens', or manorial dues. Each commune is indicated in a small ink drawing of a house. [Nailloux, 1788]. Elephant folio (58 x 45.5cm). Contemporary mottled sheep with supralibro gilt-stamped on frontcover; worn with minor damage and abrasions on frontcover; edges in red; remains of green silk ties. a) Official record of annual dues paid in money and in kind to one Dufour d'Encun, land- holder in the seigneurie of Nailloux, compiled by the accountant Auréjac on 8th October 1788, seven months before the outbreak of the French Revolution on 14 July 1789. The dues consisted mostly of 'censives', or annual manorial quit-rents and in 3 cases of 'rente fonçiere', or property tax. The annual 'cens' was a fixed token payment by the tenant or 'censitaire' made to the feudal land-holder who conceded the land in perpetuity in return for money or payment in kind. Among the tax payers here listed are a blacksmith, carpenters, bourgeois, retired officers, a weaver and a cartwright; taxes in kind consisted mostly of wheat, corn,oats and chicken.The widespread destruction of the records of manorial dues during the peasant revolt of 17 July to 3 August 1789 provoked the abolition of feudalism at the beginning of the Revolution. b) The plans orientated to the left demarcate the extent of landed tenancies with the names of the tenants and number of parcels listed to the right : The commune of Pourquier has a total of 60 parcels of land; Capelle, Garaud & Moudoui have 39 tenancies; Bugain & Bisterne only 9 ; LeTambouret, Arnaud Guilhem & Plumat have 36 ; Campane, Randal & Labourdelle with 15 ; Pieusse & Combouil with 30; Gabachous & Nugoy have 17 tenancies. The verso of map 6 contains a history of the Dufour d'Encuns family added in neat 19th century manuscript by a descendant. The land atlas is generally in good condition considering heavy use; some traces of waterstaining in top outer margins; isolated worming in tailend blank margins; beginning & end of volume with some soiling and traces of waterstaining, but not affecting maps. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1571600262455

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Japanese horsemanship in handcoloured drawings: ILLUSTRATIONS OF HORSE

ILLUSTRATIONS OF HORSE TRAINING IN EDO JAPAN

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Description de l'article : Soft cover. Etat : Very Good. No Jacket. Japanese horsemanship. Emakimono manuscript paper scroll with 17 large multi-coloured drawings (up to 30cm in height) illustrating the art of riding, handling and training horses. Dated on stylistic grounds to mid or late Edo Period [Japan,18th or early 19th century]. Manuscript size : 37.5 x 752cm (overall size : 43 x 828cm). Final section of gilded scroll with decorative pattern on reverse, edges worn; remains of original title strip pasted on the outside. Preserved in Paulowna wood box with protective sliding carton. A striking series of well drawn large coloured images of horses and grooms in various stages of training. Manuscript on paper neatly mounted in 29 segments on later gilded textured paper forming a scroll. The drawings are coloured in white, blue, red, grey, light brown, green, beige and black; 11 figures contain neat calligraphic instructions by the draughtsman for completing the colouring of some the grooms' dresses which remain unfinished. The horses are shown in different exercise positions always controlled by their grooms with bits and bridles : four horses are standing with the groom dismounted, the others are all of mounted grooms riding without saddles, two riders are trotting, three are gallopping, seven are shown humorously as they attempt to restrain their horses who are valiantly struggling to throw them off in turbulant movements. An image represents a groom running, presumably after losing his horse. Twelve horsemen wear black tall cylindrical rounded hats suggesting a higher social rank, five are donning small peaked black caps, presumably stable boys. Indigenous horsemanship - bajutsu or military equestrianism- became very popular in Japan with the rise of the military class during the Edo period (1615-1868), when twenty different schools gradually developed. Horse- riding remained an elite art restricted to nobles and high-ranking samurai because of the relative scarcity of horses in Japan at the time. The manuscript is in remarkably good condition; only isolated traces of light soiling in 5 segments; neat repairs to segment 23 and 29 not affecting images; an abrasure in blank margin of first segment. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1571568181665

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Osservazione fitologiche sopra alcune piante esotiche introdotte: Gili, Filippo Luigi

Gili, Filippo Luigi & Gapar Xúarez.

Edité par Rome, Arcangelo Casalette, 1789. (1789)

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Description de l'article : Rome, Arcangelo Casalette, 1789., 1789. Hardcover. Etat : Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 4to. 64 pages of text. With printer s device (Romulus & Remus suckling a wolf) on title. 10 engraved plates by L. Maioli after C. & A. Maioli in contemporary hand-colouring. Ornamental woodcut head-piece on first text page. Contemporary quarter sheep, gilt; spine wormed; decorative boards. First issue of an annual review of exotic plants introduced into the Vatican gardens from Latin America, also from Africa, Asia, and the Orient. The present survey, for the year 1788, contains descriptions of ten plants including the Chinese Nettle, Tulip Tree, and Ground Nut, together with details of their successful cultivation in Rome. Among the plants described as flourishing, some originating, in pre- Columbian America are the Sweet Potato and Ground Nut (Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, and Brazil). Among the many medical applications discussed are the treatment of scurvy with papaya seeds, toothache using crushed laburnum leaves, and the use of ground nuts as an antidote for snake bites. Each description is accompanied by a hand-coloured illustration. A second and third part (each also treating 10 plants) was published for the years 1790 and 1792, none further were issued. Xúarez (1731-1804), the first Argentine botanist, was a Jesuit priest born in Tucuman, whom Palau cites as author of John Hill s 'Decade di alberi curiosi' (1786) of which he was only the translator. Both works on the subject of newly-discovered plants would seem to be part of the same project introducing foreign species to Italy; they are published in a similar format and the same artist (P. Maioli) has drawn the plates. Gili (1756-1821), the director of the Vatican Observatory, attracted the attention of the celebrated Spanish botanists Ruiz & Pavon for his collaboration on this work, & who named a plant after him. A small spot in inner blank margin of first quire, otherwise a fresh copy in its first binding. Nissen BB, p67; Palau 101886; Pritzel 3332. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1568570216976

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Gozzi, Gaspare. Influential Venitian humourist & moralist

Edité par Venice, B,Occhi (1758)

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Description de l'article : Venice, B,Occhi, 1758. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. Gozzi, Gaspare. Opere in versi e in prosa del signor conte Gasparo Gozzi veneziano dedicate a sua eccellenza il Sig. Daniele Farsetti. Venice, Bartolomeo Occhi, 1758. 6 vols in 8vo. viii + 232p; [12] + pp13-213 + [1 blank]; 213 + [3 blank]p; 232p; 162 + [2 blank]p; 152p. Half-length frontispiece portrait of the author citing from Dante engraved by F[rancesco] Bartolozzi in volume I; engraved arms of dedicatee 2, 2 vignette on titles, typographical ornaments. Old boards with gilt title labels in red & green; edges untrimmed, partially uncut & unopened. First edition of the author s works including his plays (vols I III), poetry (rime : vols IV & V), and Letters (vol VI). Gozzi (1713-86) was a Venetian humourist and moralist influenced by ancient classical writers and contemporary French authors (Hilaire Bernard de Longepierre) whose works he translated into Italian. He attempted theatrical reform by founding the Literary Academy of the Granelleschi. He was later editor of Gazzetta Veneta and official book and Venetian press censor. The dedication is to Daniele Farsetti (1725-87), Venetian patrician, collector and patron of arts. Noteworthy is the fine engraved frontispiece showing a portrait by the author citing from Dante by the highly esteemed Florentine painter and engraver, Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), who was trained in Venice, but spent most of his productive life in London, where he became a member of the Royal Academy and Royal Engraver. For the author see: Findlen, Roworth & Sama, Italy s 18th Century, pp80, 129, 137, 139-140, 144, 146- 147, 389n51, 391n67, 391n70, 392n77, N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1566140663525

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Description de l'article : 1762. No Binding. Etat : Good. Algarotti, Francesco (1712-64), influential essayist, philosopher, scientist, poet and art collector ennobled by Frederick the Great. Confidential autograph letter in French written to Algarotti by a close lady friend from the Prussian Court at the height of the Seven Years' War, dated : Berlin, 2 December [1762] 4 pages in ink in a neat, legible hand surrounded by a pretty blue stencilled ornamental border. The writer knows Algarotti well from the time when he served as Prussian Court Chamberlain ten years' earlier before leaving for Italy for health reasons. She sharply criticizes Algarotti for pandering to princes to maintain their favour : 'You are very careful to give important presents to Princes, I think there is nothing so low and so ridiculous'; she also refers to his fragile health : ' I am annoyed that the bad weather has obliged you to leave the country, .I imagine this is beneficial to your health.' She refers to mutual art dealings, telling Algarotti that she is displeased with him for contacting someone in Potsdam :' I don't know what he is about, but I am annoyed that you have sent him word that you have authorized me to make prices for the pictures . he will pester me for reductions and I don't like giving largesse with my friends ' properties' (referring to his pictures); it is some time ago that you promised me some of your works, but you are not too much troubled about keeping you word to me'. (Algarotti was art adviser to Augustus the Strong of Saxony and to Frederick the Great of Prussia). The letter ends on a personal note : 'Our carnival will begin quite late this year . My nonsense amuses you . I am very much annoyed that I cannot offer you some today.' She encourages her correspondant to get married : ' believe me you would do well to marry, in a few years from now you will be very happy to have a companion at home, for one cannot always be working; you will tell me perhaps that you are free to take a mistress home with you . but I am rather suspicious about the feeling of all your paid mistresses.moreover this is just my advice to you, but remember I have given you some that was very good.'. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1558008737884

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Autograph letter from Prussian lady to Francesco
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Description de l'article : autograph letter, 1762. No Binding. Etat : Very Good. Algarotti, Francesco, count (1712-64), Essayist, philosopher, scientist, poet and art collector whom Voltaire called 'the Swan of Padua'. Autograph letter in French written to him in Italy by a lady friend from the temporary Prussian Court of Frederick the Great at the height of the Seven Years' War, dated: Magdeburg, 17 February 1762. 2 pages. The writer knows Algarotti well from the time when he lived in Berlin as Prussian chamberlain ten years' earlier; she mentions an unsuccessful attempt on the king's life by an officer imprisoned at Breslau, the death of the Empress Elizabeth of Russia 'exactly at the time when when our enemies believed that they only had to strike the last blow in order to annihilate us (Miracle of the House of Brandenburg), refers to impending peace negociations - 'political news I can send you is that the truce is assured, between the Russians and us, the prisoners released without exchange on either side.' , the first fruit of this good fortune will be our return to Berlin, perhaps Austria will consent to an honourable peace, otherwise we shall wage war on more equal terms and finally Frederick the Great will not lose a sou from his magazine. To my joy, it is possible that the English, far from abandoning us, will make greater efforts, inspite of the war with Spain;' the writer asks Algarotti to send some flowers from Italy for Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia, the king's sister, 'to the value of 3 gold ducats' which she will arrange to be paid from Augsburg . Algarotti was highly regarded by Frederick the Great who admired his encyclopaedic knowledge and taste, and paid for his epitaph 2 years later. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1558004049788

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Un représentant de la jeune France sortant: Delaporte [H]. French

Delaporte [H]. French lithographer, exhibited in the Paris Salons 1831-1835. Talleyrand s last speech

Edité par [Paris] Machereaux for Maison Aubert [1838] (1838)

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Description de l'article : [Paris] Machereaux for Maison Aubert [1838], 1838. No Binding. Etat : Good. No Jacket. Lithograph. Overall size 36.5 x 27.8 cm; image size 21 x 16.8cm. Caricature of the aged Talleyrand in court dress wearing all his decorations leaving the Academy of Sciences after delivering his last speech on 3rd March 1838; he is propping himself up with a stick in his left hand whilst being supported under his arms by two young academicians. Delaporte is best known for his caricatures of King Louis Philippe. With contemporary ink signature 'Prince Talleyrand' on reverse. Minor traces of foxing in margins; some folding marks in wide tailend margins. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1554899477195

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Williams-Ellis, Clough.

Edité par The British Council, Longmans, Green & Co., 1951. (1951)

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Description de l'article : The British Council, Longmans, Green & Co., 1951., 1951. Soft cover. Etat : Good. 1st Edition. 8vo. 48pp. Some 40 illustrations, plus plan. Publisher's wrappers, title on cover and spine. First edition. Planning for a new Britain, the Local Government and Planning Ministry was created in January 1951. Clough Williams Ellis (1883-1978) architect & writer, creator of Portmeirion in N Wales. He decried the ugly urbanisation of the countryside.In good condition, occasional foxing at page edges. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1554315358950

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Lalla, Barbara & Jean d'Costa.

Edité par Tuscaloosa & London, University of Alabama Press, 1990. (1990)

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Description de l'article : Tuscaloosa & London, University of Alabama Press, 1990., 1990. Hardcover. Etat : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to. xvii + (5) + 253pp. with 3 plates, 10 charts, 11 maps, 17 tables. Publisher s cloth within dust wrapper. Scholarly work showing dialects of Early Modern English surfacing in the West African language of the Carribean. 10-page glossary, 17-page bibliography. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1554234160371

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Introduction a l Urbanisme. L Évolution des Villes. La: Poëte, Marcel.

Poëte, Marcel.

Edité par Paris, Boivin & Cie, 1929. (1929)

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Description de l'article : Paris, Boivin & Cie, 1929., 1929. Hardcover. Etat : Good. 1st Edition. Thick 8vo. (4) + 360pp. With 32 plates listed p357-8. Contemporary cloth backed marbled boards, gilt title on spine label. The development of cities of antiquity within their environment, Pharaonic Egypt to Roman-Hellenistic times where the first signs of the modern city become apparent. Marcel Poëte (1866-1950) was a highly influential theoretician in the study of new theories in urban planning during the early part of the 20th century. The city to him was organic open to embracing changes as technology and the environment developed. He was much influenced by Henri Bergson. Cited by Lewis Mumford in The Culture of Cities as admirable . Pages uniformly lightly yellowed, but well-preserved & in good condition. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1554047687996

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Trout Fishing. With a frontispeiece by H.L.: Hodgson, W. Earl.

Description de l'article : Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. 3rd Edition. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1908. 8vo. xxii + (6) + 328pp + (4pp publisher s adverts). With frontispiece from H.L. Rolfe paintings & 7 illustrations of flies for the months March to September, each with tissue guard naming the flies. Publisher s cloth, gilt images & titles on cover & spine, lower edge untrimmed. The author (d.1910) equates fly fishing with the arts, & includes chapters on negotiating the Wind, the Temperature, the Light & the cunning of trout. Appendix (pp293-321) gives details of how to make up each fly illustrated. Third edition with additions (first publ. 1904). In good condition, very light scuffing to covers. Owner's signature inside front cover in in, dated 1918. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1554031543492

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A Garden of Pleasure.: Boyle, Eleanor Vere

Boyle, Eleanor Vere (E.V.B.)

Edité par London, Elliot Stock, 1895. (1895)

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Description de l'article : London, Elliot Stock, 1895., 1895. Hardcover. Etat : Good. No Jacket. 8vo. xvi + 220 + (2). More than 28 engravings in text, some full-page, by the author. Bound in olive green calf, gilt spine in compartments on spine with gilt title by J & E Bumpus 350 Oxford Street, all edges gilt. EVB (1825-1916) lived at Huntercombe Manor, Buckinghamshire (now a Grade 1 listed building). She signed the preface of the present work, a monthly journal of the garden year, from there in May 1895. She was an artist, illustrator & writer, but always interested in gardens, writing works on horticulture in her latter years. The third edition (published the same year as the first). An attractive volume in well preserved binding, very lightly rubbed at edges, one or two very light foxing marks internally. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1553950909997

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Garden Mosaics. Philosophical, Moral, and Horticultural.: SIMSON, Alfred.

SIMSON, Alfred.

Edité par London, Duckworth & Co., 1903. (1903)

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Description de l'article : London, Duckworth & Co., 1903., 1903. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. 8vo. ix + (1) + 219pp, calligraphic engraved title within decorative frame, in red & black. With 6 plates from watercolours, possibly by the author, frontispiece shows a large house, tall trees, sweeping drive. Publisher's decorative cloth, gilt title on cover and spine, top edge gilt, untrimmed. A garden biography, attractively produced, in 20 chapters with anecdote & observation, giving references and quotes. Apart from his own year round plantings, the widely read and travelled author refers to plants seen in Ecuador, India and Germany among other countries, he quotes from the German, French & Spanish, giving his own translations. Nurserymen are frequently consulted & he looks forward to their catalogues. Among strong influences are the garden writers Gertrude Jekyll and Mrs Earle. Inscription in brown ink on endpaper 'May S. Stock from Mother, Christmas 1904'. In very good condition. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1553875394080

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Description de l'article : Blois, J. Marchand, 1870., 1870. Hardcover. Etat : Good. 8vo. [8] + xi +[1] + 347 + (1)pp. With 12 folding plates. Calf backed marbled boards, early 20th century, gilt title on spine, slight wear to edges. Detailed history of the region under the Comtes de Blois in five parts from Gallo-Roman times to the mid 19th century. An index gives a summary of contents. The folding plates show plans of the town and surrounding areas at successive eras, the final plate showing Blois in 1868. Occasional small clean tear at inner folds. Ownership signature of the Comte de Quatrebarbes in ink on blank opposite title. The Angevin family from Poitou traces its title to 1218. Later ownership of Carlos della Paolera (1890-1960), Argentinian architect and town planner, who lived in France for several years from the 1920s. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1553804955749

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Flora of Guernsey and the Lesser Channel: Marquand, Ernest David.
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Description de l'article : London, Dulau & Co, 1901., 1901. Hardcover. Etat : Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 4to. viii + 501pp. With 5 coloured maps (1 folding). Original green cloth, gilt title on spine, light wear to edges, corner of front cover, edges untrimmed. First edition. Standard flora of the islands, here offered with the 1923 supplement. Marquand (1848 1918) was president of the Guernsey Society of Natural Science. A good copy, light spotting to paste downs, one or two light foxing marks at early pages. McCrea's Supplement (inserted inside Marquand): 8vo. 22pp. Publisher s wrappers with title on cover, light traces of folding. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1553788926521

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New and Rare Beautiful-Leaved Plants: containing Illustrations: Hibberd, Shirley.

Hibberd, Shirley.

Edité par Bell & Daldy, London, 1870. (1870)

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Description de l'article : Bell & Daldy, London, 1870., 1870. Hardcover. Etat : Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 4to. viii + 144pp. 40 (of 54) chromolithograph plates, the majority hand finished. Half-page engravings. Publisher s decorative gilt cloth, floral motifs on cover, decorative gilt spine with title, edges gilt, worn at spine edges. One of Hibberd s finest publications, with splendid vibrant illustrations. Accompanying each is a description of the plant, its cultivation, notes on its introduction & remarks on contemporary examples exhibited, & the nurserymen who grew them. Some lists of varieties. Sections of this copy loose within binding, wear to some page edges, occasional light foxing, but in general a reasonable copy with text complete, a most attractive binding & many fine plates. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1551457338851

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Town Design.: Gibberd, Frederick.

Gibberd, Frederick.

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Description de l'article : London, The Architectural Press, 1953., 1953. Hardcover. Etat : Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 4to. 300pp. Numerous illustrations from photographs, line drawings & plans. Contemporary cloth, gilt title on spine. Frederick Gibberd (1908-84) was a town planner and garden designer. Among his notable achievements were the design of Harlow New Town (from c 1947), Didcot Power Station (1964-68), the Liverpool Metropolitan (Catholic) Cathedral (1962-7) & the Mosque at Regent s Park (1970-7). He was influenced by Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe among others, and was a friend of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. In good condition, the fly leaves & inside boards only somewhat foxed. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1544807898996

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Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale, commençant par Buénos-Ayres: Helms, Anton Zachariah.

Helms, Anton Zachariah. Gold and Silver production in South America

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Description de l'article : Paris, Galimani, 1818. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Helms, Antoine-Zacharie. Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale, commençant par Buénos-Ayres et Potosi jusqu'à Lima, avec un appendice contenant la description la plus complète et la plus exacte des possessions ou colonies espagnoles dans l'Amérique méridionale . formé de l'extrait des meilleurs Voyages les plus modernes. Traduit de l'Anglais par MBBDV . Paris, Maugeret for Galignani, 1812 . [6] + 2 + 2 + X + 257p + 2 p of publisher's list; 2 engraved folding maps of Peru at end. (bound after : ) [Becours, Michel de] Cent quatre jours de voyage et séjours, ou Relation très-fidèle, très-exacte, d'une traversée faite dans les mois de mai, juin, juillet et août 1809, de Fiume à Falmouth, par l'Adriatique, la Méditerranée et l'Océan occidental ; par un Français qui en mérite le nom. Douai, Villette & Paris, Delaunay] 1818. [4] + 128p. 2 works in 1 volume, 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf; spine richly gilt with red morocco title label. I : First French translation of a journal by a German minerologist and metallurgist engaged by the Spanish government to introduce Born's new method of amalgamation to the Peruvian mines. Helms attempted to reform the backward Peruvian mining industry by introducing new furnaces, and by teaching modern methods, but resigned totally frustrated by the constant lack of cooperation of corrupt and ignorant local officials. His diary, beginning in October 1788 with his overland journey to Peru from Buenos Aires, is mainly of interest for its factual comments on the state of the mines of Potosi, Guancavelica, Pasco, and Jauricocha, on gold and liver production in South America, and for the trade statistics given. The translation by Bert. Barrère de Vieuzac, based on the English version contains addtional geographical information on Peru taken from the works of Alcedo and Ulloa not included in the German original text published in 1798. Sabin 31266. Leclerc 1759. II : Only edition of this curious literary work with a travel theme dedicated to 'all of humanity' and to the restored Bourbon monarch. . The author gives an entertaining account of an enjoyable cruise on an English boat in 1809 sailing from Fiume through the Adriatic and Mediterranean with detailed information on choice food and drink offered on deck at breakfast, lunch, high tea, and supper and of multiple excursions in Sicily. The royalist author signs his dedication as ' Director of Military Hospitals of Saint-Omer'". Tulard 116. Very good copies in an attractive period binding; some minor traces of usages. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1540049622317

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Les Curiosités de Paris, de Versailles, de: Le Rouge, Pigianol

Le Rouge, Pigianol & Saugrain] The most comprehensive illustrated art historical guide to 18th century France

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Description de l'article : Benoit Morin, 1778. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. 5th or later Edition. [Le Rouge, Georges-Louis, Jean-Aymar Pigianol de la Force & Claude, Martin Saugrain] Les Curiosités de Paris, de Versailles, de Marly, Vincennes, Saint Cloud, et des environs . Nouvelle édition, augmentée de la description de tous les nouveaux monumens, edifices & autres curiosités, avec les changemens qui ont été faits depuis la dernière édition. Par M.L.R. Paris, Benoit Morin, 1778. 3 vols in 8vo. I: vi + 479p; 20 engraved plates (14 folding) including frontispiece; II: 19 + [1] + 473 + [3]p; 12 engraved plates (7 folding); III: 456p; Folding engraved map of France, 11 folding engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, backstrips richly gilt with morocco labels in red and green, edges red, corners worn. One of the most successful 18th century guides to France, first published in 1716, here offered in a new, greatly enlarged and correcrted edition with added descriptions and images of more recently constructed architecture. The earlier views are based on Gabriel Perelle and Israel Silvestre. The first two volumes are devoted to the buildings and monuments of Paris and its surrounding area ; volume II includes a list of Paris streets, cross roads, 'places', bridges, quais, lanes etc with a subject index. The additional volume III with a large folding map of France serving as a frontispiece describes the remainder of the country , offers tables of carriage routes for the traveller and a topogrphical index; including views of Marseille and Lyon, and of Strassburg Minster with its horological clock. Last leaf of last volume age-stained, occasion light traces of usage, but in generally in excellent original condition for a handbook of this kind. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1540040914602

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Secimens of the Early English poets.: Elllis, George. Literary

Elllis, George. Literary antiquarianism, a selection of Middle English Poetry in modern spelling with notes

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Description de l'article : London, Edwards, 1790. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. [Ellis, George] Specimens of the Early English Poets. London, printed by T. Rickaby for Edwards, London, 1790. 8vo. [2] + v + [iii] + 323 + [1 blank]p. Contemporary straightgrained blue morocco, gilt, with double line gilt border on sides, inner gilt dentelle, edges gilt; lightly worn. £250 First edition, beautifully printed in an elegant, small type face, the author's first work on literary antiquarianism, a selection of Middle English Poetry in modern spelling with historical and biographical notes including classics by Shakespeare, Milton, and Dryden, as well as lesser known poets. Ellis (1753-1815), was a popular satirical poet who founded and contributed to the Tory newspaper 'The Anti-Jacobin'. Last 2 leaves foxed, otherwise an attractive copy. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1539880808233

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Berolineum. ou nouvelle description de Berlin.: Mila, Wilhelm (1764-1833)

Mila, Wilhelm (1764-1833) Berlin travel and art guide owned by French military visitor

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Description de l'article : Oemigke, 1805. Hardcover. Etat : Good. Mila, Wilhelm. Berolineum. ou nouvelle description de Berlin. Ouvrage indispensable connoître et visiter en peu de temps ce qu'il y a de plus curieux tant dans la capitale qu'aux environs, avec un plan enluminé de la ville de Berlin et la vue de Nouveau Palais a Potsdam. Berlin, Wilhelm Oemigke junior, 1805. 8vo. x + [2] + 304p. With a folding map (38.4 x 46 cm) in contemporary colouring engraved by Carl Jättnig after a corrected plan by D.F.Sotzmann in 1800; title with engraved oval view of the New Palace at Potsdam. Contemporary half sheep, backstrip gilt with morocco title label, marbled boards, ends of spine and corners worn. First edition of a comprehensive guide to Berlin, Potdam and other suburbs published a year before the French occupation.This copy was acquired by Captain Jean-Baptiste Broüet who served in the Lorraine Hussars during the campaign of 1806 and has his manuscript ink signature in blank margin of title. Apart from topographical descriptions on remarkable architecture including the New Palace and Sanssouci at Potsdam, churches and government buildings, there are useful chapters on hotels, restaurants, cafés, coaches, postal services, currencies, newspapers, reading rooms, shopping, fashion, and detailed observations for the discerning traveller on education, art collections, curiosity cabinets, artists, musicians, scholars, museums, theatres, the Royal Library, artisans, industries, commerce, manufactures, banking and mining. The author mentions in his preface that he was inspired by a Paris guide published by Blanvillain in 1804 entitled 'Pariséum'. Title neatly repaired without loss; tiny hole in note to plan affecting a few letters, otherwise clean. Berlin Bibliographie 58; Schulz (map) 195. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1539783932319

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Proyecto orgánico para la urbanicación del municipio.: Buenos Aires. Urban

Buenos Aires. Urban masterplan with coloured landscape illustrations by J.C.N.Forestier

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Description de l'article : Peuser, 1925. Hardcover. Etat : Good. 1st Edition. BUENOS AIRES. Intendencia Municipal. Comisión de Estética Edilicia. Proyecto orgánico para la urbanicación del municipio. El plano regulador de la capital federal. Buenos Aires, Peuser, 1925. Folio. 427 + [4]p including index. With 8 folding plans (2 coloured); 79 fullpage (21 coloured) & 70 textual illustrations.Title in red & black with small oval arms of Buenos Aires. Quarter calf; marbled boards. Masterplan for Buenos Aires with schemes for developing the municipal centre. The 'Comisión de Estética Edilicia' was headed by Dr Carlos M.Noel, but J.C.N.Forestier, the renowned French landscape architect, was largely instrumental in drawing up the plan, between 1923 and 1924. Forestier created the 8-km Avenida Costanera along the River Plate, and supplied plans and extensive planting recommendations for parks, avenues and open spaces; they are illustrated here and described at length. Forestier (1861-1930) had worked with Adolphe Alphand on Haussmann's transformation of Paris; commissions later took him to Spain and the Americas, notably that of Arab Spain, where water and 'architectural' shape in planting were paramount. Le Corbusier was later to be attracted by the possibilities of Buenos Aires. Occasional minimal traces of foxing, 1 folding plate stained, otherwise clean. See Oxford Companion to Gardens, 'Forestier', p195. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1539774435519

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Argentina. Reglamento propuesto por la comandancia jeneral: Argentine army uniforms

Argentine army uniforms during the Indian Wars. Earliest national uniform manual.

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Description de l'article : Imprenta Americana, 1872. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Argentina. Ministerio de guerra y marina. Reglamento propuesto por la comandancia jeneral de armas prescribiendo el uniforme que debe usar el ejercito de la Republica, aprobado por el superior gobierno y mandado poner en observancia. Buenos Aires, Imprenta Americana, 1872. 93 pages of text. With 14 lithographed folding plates of details of army uniforms, shoes, straps, saddles, belts, bags and other equipment. Contemporary quarter sheep, gilt,marbled boards, edges worn. Official handbook issued by the Argentine armed forces describing and illustrating correct uniforms and equipment for the Argentine cavalry and infantry for each season of the year. The uniforms are clearly modelled on the French army, and this is most probably the first Argentine manual of its kind published as part of the modernisation of the army for the Indian wars during the conquest of the desert. Army uniforms were previously bought in Europe. The 14 folding plates (12 numbered 1 - 12) are lithographed by A.Pech in Calle Bolivar, Buenos Aires. With descriptions of uniforms for surgeons, the National Guard, engineers, and parade outfits for all ranks of army and naval officers. Right blank margins of pp57 - 64 shaved, blank margin of p65 age stained, otherwise in very good original condition. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1539687025377

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Memoires curieux envoyez de Madrid. Sur les: Carel de Sainte

Carel de Sainte - Garde, Jacques] Madrid bullfight & Spanish theatricals

Edité par Paris, Leonard (1670)

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Description de l'article : Paris, Leonard, 1670. Hardcover. Etat : Fine. [Carel de Sainte - Garde, Jacques] Memoires curieux envoyez de Madrid. Sur les Festes ou Combats de Taureaux. Sur les Serment de fidelité qu'en preste solemnellement aux successeurss de la Couronne d'Espagne. Sur le Mariage des Infantes. Sur les Proverbes, les Moeurs, les Maximes, & le Genie de la Nation Espagnolle. Paris, Frederic Leonard, 1670. 16mo. 137 + [5 + 2 blank]p. Typographical ornament at end of text. Blue gilt-panelled morocco, spine richly gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled end papers, edges gilt (by Thivet). First edition of a Frenchman's vivid, outspoken account of his impressions of Spain and Madrid, published anonymously after spending several years as secretary to the French ambassador. Madrid had become popular with French travellers since the recent double royal marriage between the two countries on which the author comments at length. Carrel de Sainte-Garde gives a detailed fascinating account of the 'corrida', a little known spectacle outside of Spain : '. they [the Spaniards] love only. blood, it is the extreme pleasure that one sees them take, some to cut in pieces these poor bulls, others to pierce them of their long swords when they pass near the barrier . they say, that the party is never as beautiful as when it is tragic. . they are always very happy that a Toreador is in . difficulty, to see how he will get out of it; knowing that it is the first law of this rejoicing, that no fatal accident should stop it . if one of the riders comes to be wounded . he is forced to retire . the other Toreadores may accompany him to the nearest exit, but they must return immediately . without wasting time, to continue the game; still he would be dead; so much so with this public action, as with comedy; the scene reopening as if nothing had happened, after these little interruptions which make it like interludes. One of the greatest pleasures .is to see an angry bull chasing an Alguasil . as sergeants are ill-willed by any country, we wish nothing so much as to see them engaged to draw the sword to defend themselves in this attack . Another pleasant thing . we sometimes see is a bull coming out of the dungeon, or in the middle of the square, which will run from head to head, against ghosts exposed to view . Nothing more grotesque can be seen. ' Apart from that the author found Spaniards unsympathetic, inward looking, not interested in other nations, egocentric, and disliking familiarity; although adroit as negotiators and dissemblers, they did not keep faith, and were prone to theft and unsubtle roguery ; they were good at maintaining order and justice and generous in private , but lazy and complacent, preferring to employ foreigners to do their work for them, many Frenchmen working in Spain as water carriers or artisans for lack of skilled labourers with much of the country poor and deserted. A fine copy. See J. Dalquier, Curious Memories send from Madrid , Union of bibliophiles taurins de France, 2012, p. 28-29. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1539546000279

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Discorso sopra 'l Giuoco del Calcio Fiorentino: Bardi, Giovanni Maria]

Bardi, Giovanni Maria] The earliest book on the game of football

Edité par Florence, Giunti (1580)

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Description de l'article : Florence, Giunti, 1580. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. No Jacket. [Bardi, Giovanni Maria] . Discorso sopra 'l Giuoco del Calcio Fiorentino del Puro Accademico Alterato. Al Sereniss. Gran Duca di Toscana Suo Signore. Florence, Giunti, 1580. 4t0. 36 pages of text + engraved folding plate (187 x 238mm) showing a football match in progress in front of the church of Santa Maria della Croce in Florence. Ornamental woodcut border surrounding first word of title; Medici arms below with the motto 'Amat victoria curam' (he loves to make sure of victory). One large historiated woodcut initial at beginning. Vellum binding made of old liturgical manuscript; with 19th century engraved armorial bookplate of the Anglo-Irish politician Arthur Hugh Smith Barry pasted inside front cover. First edition of the first academic treatise on the popular 16th century game of 'Calcio Fiorentino', the earliest known form of the games of football and rugby. It is thought to have been first played in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence as a traditional sports event celebrated with great pomp and ceremony with regional princes participating. Piero de 'Medici, son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Alessandro de 'Medici, duke of Florence; Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Cosimo II, Grand Duke of Tuscany among others are known to have taken part in matches. The author, Giovanni Maria Bardi (1534-1612), a swordsman, musician, and theatrical improvisor, stylishly describes the rules and ethics of the game : the field size and number of players, the best season, the correct dress, and the positioning of individual players. He dedicates his book to his master, Francesco I, the reigning Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1574 to 1587. This original edition is rare; even the five reprints until 1766 are hard to find. This copy was originally part of a sammelband and the leaves are numbered in ink by an early owner; apart from a small perforation in folding of plate, a very good copy with some early textual underlinings in ink. Bascetta, Sport e Giuochi I, 129. Camerini, 95. Gamba 98f. (later eds. only) I, 84. Moreni I, 84. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1539509878867

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Illuminated Viceregal Fiscal Manuscript documenting the tax: Buenos Aires. Calligraphic
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Description de l'article : [Buenos Aires, 1797]., 1797. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. A colonial manuscript of extraordinary rarity and quality executed in the best tradition of Spanish calligraphy, and in an excellent state of preservation. Comprising detailed government reports on fiscal contributions for the year 1797 from estancias (farms) and pulperias (general store owners) in the districts and villages in the vicinity of Buenos Aires, capital of the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, in the closing years of the 18th century. The alcavala (or alcabala) of the title was a Spanish sales tax applicable to all property contracts. In the register the farm is numbered, and the table provides the name of the owner, the amount of their livestock (cattle, sheep, mules) the individual brand mark, the farm s location and its distance in relation to nearby estates. The final column lists the tax paid in pesos. Among owners some 25 women are named. Three notes in the addenda of the first report, list: firstly, eight individuals who could not be found on their farms as they were in Buenos Aires (their head of cattle is noticeably high); secondly, a further eight assessed (owning even larger numbers of cattle, though brand marks are not given), whose owners were not to be found (all are of noble origin and were possibly in Spain). The first section is signed by the assessor, Vicente Benito Cretel. He points out that the sum total of cattle here listed comprises bulls, steers, cows, oxen and other pasture animals, but it is only the second category (steers, nobillos) sold for the provision of supplies (hides, meat etc) which are liable for the tax. The second report lists some 115 pulperos (general store owners) liable to pay the tax. The headings of each of these are of particular iconographic interest for the delicately painted landscape vignettes which are among the earliest known graphic representations of the local topography and its flora and fauna. Each of the two reports is signed by the government official Don Vicente Benito Cretel and dated respectively 17th March and 30th April 1797. Cretel features in a list of 23 patriotic citizens who were granted the title ciudadanos americanos de la Provincias Unidad for donations towards the cause of liberty (Gazeta Ministerial del Gobierno de Buenos Ayres, No 10, 12 de Agosto de 1812, p40). Notable throughout is the high quality of the calligraphy, and its experimental variations. On the last page, each of the final ten lines of the document is written and illuminated in a different style of calligraphy, including one line in mirror writing. A highly important social document of the period, and a most exquisitely presented visual record. The vital importance to the economy and predominant position of the cattle industry to Argentina is reflected in the guild of cattle breeders and farmers being admitted by 1797 to the Consulado, the Chamber of Commerce (founded 1794), which stipulated customs revenues. John Lynch, 'Spanish Colonial adminsitration, 1782-1810. The Intendant System in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata', University of London, Athlone Press, 1958. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1537437047103

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Les Odes d Olivier de Magny de Cahors: Magny, Olivier de.

Magny, Olivier de. One of four copies printed on vellum

Edité par Lyons, N. Scheuring, 1876. (1876)

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Description de l'article : Lyons, N. Scheuring, 1876., 1876. Hardcover. Etat : Very Good. 8vo. xxxii + 440p. Roman and italic type. Text printed within red line border (including half title and first sectional title), general title in red & black within ornamental woodcut border, 4 sectional titles printed in red within individual decorative woodcut borders, last sectional title in red & black within architectural woodcut border; initials. 4 blank vellum leaves bound in at beginning and end of volume. Jansenist dark blue morocco, title gilt-stamped on spine, inner gilt dentelles, edges gilt (by Chambolle-Duru); lightly rubbed. A French literary classic sumptuously printed on vellum containing the Odes of Olivier de Magny (c.1529-c.1560), a gifted lyrical poet from Cahors who was a follower of Ronsard and a friend of Joachim du Bellay. In his introduction to this superbly produced festive Lyon edition, Prosper Blanchemain (1806-79) explains the esteem in which Magny is held, partly due to the fact that he remained in the city most of his short life. The Odes, first published in Paris by André Wechel in 1559, are individually dedicated to persons of genius or high rank. The ornamentation of this volume is based on that of the original Paris edition. From the collection of Marcel Schlimovich with his bookplate inside front cover, and library stamp in blank corners of half title and verso of index leaf. Vicaire V-451. N° de réf. du vendeur ABE-1524148757956

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