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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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Le theatre italien, ou le recueil general de toutes les, comédies & scenes françoises jouées par ...

Chez Pierre Witte, A Paris 1717, In-12 (10x17cm), (26) 500pp. et (4) 417pp. et (4) 507pp. et (6) 456pp. (4p.) et (4)

New edition.
Binding full brown sheepskin speckled contemporary. Back with ornate nerves. title label of red maoruin, piece of tomane of brown sheepskin adorned. Volume II has a title label in garnet morocco, the irons are the same as the other volumes but finer and faded. A lack at the head of [...]

1 300 €

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First edition

Claude-François MENESTRIER

L'art des emblemes

Chez Benoist Coral, A Lyon 1662, Grd. in-12 (10,5x17,5cm), (4) 160pp. (6), relié.

First Edition illustrated with 9 emblem figures and some in-text figures.
Binding full brown sheepskin speckled contemporary. Back with ornate nerves. title label of brown sheepskin. Upper hat pulled off. Upper joint open in tail. Trace of wetting on the upper dish. Small scattered foxinges, [...]

250 €

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First edition


Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri V

Ex typographiae Francisci Halmae, Amstelaedami (Amsterdam) 1701, In-4 (23x28,5cm), (31) 160pp. (84), relié.

1 title-frontispice engraved by Boutats. 1 title sticker. 6 vignettes of chapters. 9 illustrated captions. 32 cocks-of-lamp. 18 plates of 6 medallions engraved by Van Vianen.

350 €

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La gnomonique pratique, ou l'art de tracer les cadrans solaires avec la plus grande précision, par ...

Alexandre Jombert, A Paris 1780, In 8 (12,5x19,7cm), xl, 510pp. 39 Pl., relié.

New edition, the original seems to have appeared in 1755; it is illustrated with a frontispiece by Gazot, engraved by Maniere, and 38 folding planks at the end of the volume engraved by Meunier, as well as a large folding map of France drawn by Bonne. These boards include different types of dial, [...]

700 €

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A dictionary of practical and theoretical chemistry, with its application to the arts and ...

Printed for Richard Phillips, London 1808, Fort in-8 (14x22cm), Titre B-Z 2A-2Z 3A-3F, relié.

New edition, after the original of 1795, illustrated with 12 boards with several figures, including folding tables, 2 leaflets of the nomenclature, double-sided, and 20 leaflets in fine on 10 boards.

850 €

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First edition

Joseph Bernard Marquis de CHABERT

Voyage fait par ordre du Roi en 1750 et 1751, dans l'Amérique septentrionale, pour rectifier les ...

De L'imprimerie royale, A Paris 1753, In-4 (20x26cm), (2) viij, 288pp. (10), relié.

First edition
Copy to the figure and arms of Louis XV.
Binding full brown marbled and glossy brown sheepskin.

4 500 €

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Oeuvres de Virgile

De l'imprimerie de P. Plassan, A Paris 1796, lxj, 478pp. et 437pp. et 447pp. et 510pp., relié.

Illustrated edition First printing of a portrait frontispiece and 17 figures, including 5 after Moreau the young and engraved by Simonet, Dambrun, Delvaux and Ponce, and 12 by Zocchi, engraved by Baquoy, Delignon, Thomas, etc.
Bilingual edition with French in comparison, in the translation of [...]

700 €

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John Theophilus DESAGULIERS

Cours de physique experimentale

Chez jacques Rollin & Chez Charles Antoine Jombert, A Paris 1751, In-4 (20,5x26,5cm), (2) xij (2) 503pp. et (4) iv, 636pp., relié.

First french edition, in the translation of Jean Pezenas.

Copy to arms
Binding full brown sheepskin contemporary.

3 500 €

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