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Antique books with engravings

This name generally refers to the books from the XVIth to the XVIIIth century enriched with engravings off-text copies sometimes reserved for luxury copies. Always prepared with art, antique books with engravings perpetuate ancestral tradition of illumination.

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Jean Sylvain BAILLY

Histoire de l'astronomie moderne depuis la fondation de l'école d'Alexandrie, jusqu'à l'époque ...

Chez De Bure fils aîné, A Paris 1781 - 1785, In-4 (20x25,7cm), xvj, 728pp. (13Pl.) et 751pp. (5Pl.) et (4) 415pp., 4 volumes reliés.

Second edition.
Binding full marbled and glossy brown calfskin. Back with ornate nerves. title label in red morocco, piece of tomaison in red morocco. Upper joint of volume I split in the lead. A hitch with lack on the lower joint at the level of the first box. Upper joint of volume II closely [...]

1 800 €

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Senatus consulti de bacchanalibus sive aeneae vetustae tabulae Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis

Apud Felicem Muscam, Neapoli 1729, Pet. in-Folio (22x32cm), (4) iiij, 221pp. (1) 2Pl., relié.

First edition illustrated with a title vignette depicting a Roman bacchanal engraved by Picini and 2 large folding planks on strong paper engraved by Schmutzer, one with medals and a vase, the second being a fac simile of an epigraph on a bronze plaque, edict of the consul Quintus Marcius on the [...]

700 €

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Selectiora numismata in aere maximi moduli e museo

Apud Antonium Dezallier, Parisiis 1694, (8) 132pp. (15), relié.

First Edition illustrated with an allegorical frontispiece in a portico engraved and drawn by Erlanger, and 59 boards

600 €

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Traité des pierres qui s'engendrent dans les terres et dans les animaux, où l'on parle exactement ...

Chez Jean & Gilles Janssons, A Amsterdam 1701, In-12 (8,5x15,7cm), (4) 326pp. (2), relié.

First edition

400 €

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Jacques François GROBERT

Description des pyramides de Guizé, de la ville du Caire et de ses environs

Chez Logerot-Petiet & Rémont, A Paris 1801, In-4, (6) 160pp., relié.

Illustrated first edition of 5 plates (a Mameluke figure on horseback, a view of the Mourat Bey palace, a plan, elevation and a section of the pyramids of Giza) and a large folding map of Cairo.
Binding half marbled mauve modern fawn with small corners. The back is a clever and confusing [...]

1 400 €

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Oeuvres badines et morales de M. *******

Chez Esprit, A Amsterdam 1776, In-8 (12x18,5cm), xij, 205pp. (1) et (2) 206pp. et (4) 475pp., 2 tomes en 3 volumes reliés.

Illustrated edition of 2 frontispieces by Cochin and engraved by Prevost and Choffart.
Binding full brown marbled vintage calf. Smooth back decorated. title labels in green morocco, pieces of tomaison in red morocco. Triple framing net on the boards. Stony slices. Discreet and fine restorations [...]

700 €

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Guillaume Thomas RAYNAL

Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux ...

Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet, Genève 1781, in-8 (12,5x20cm), xvj ; 348pp. (1) et xij, 378pp. (1) et (4) VII (1) 372pp. (1)

Third and last edition, the best and the most complete as to the text, bringing the number of volumes to 10 against 7 published until then. The work published in a luxurious version, in 4 and in this version in-8. The illustration includes a portrait of Raynal by Cochin (with the mention: The [...]

3 000 €

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Pierre Joseph MACQUER

Elemens de chymie theorique

Chez Jean-Thomas Herissant, A Paris 1749, In-12 (10x17cm), xxiv, 336pp. (24), relié.

First edition illustrated with 4 folding boards in fine (instruments and tables of different elements).
Binding full brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with ornate nerves. title label in red morocco. A lack in mind. Very rubbed together. 2 blunt corners.

350 €

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