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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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First edition

Daniel DEFOE

La Vie et les Avantures Surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe

Chez L'Honoré et Chatelain, Amsterdam 1720, Fort in-12 (9x16,7cm), (2) XII, 629pp., relié.

First edition, very rare, but without the continuation of the "Avantures" which make up the second volume also published in 1720 and which recounts the circimnavigation of Robinson Crusoe and his philosophical reflections. The collection is generally complete with a third volume published in 1721: [...]

800 €

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Art du distillateur liquoriste

La société typographique, Neuchatel 1780, In-4 (20,5x26,3cm), 241-462p. XI Pl., relié.

Reprint of the book by Demachy published in 1775 in volume XII of Descriptions of arts and crafts in 1780. This is only the part of volume XII devoted to the liqueur distiller, this part being preceded in particular by L'art du etching still. The notebooks present did not retain the false title [...]

300 €

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First edition

Michel-Jean SEDAINE

La tentation de St. Antoine, ornée de figures et de musique [Ensemble] Le pot-pourri de Loth. ...

S.n., S.l. 1784 (S.d.), In-8 (15x23,1cm), relié.

First edition of these 2 "vaudevilles".
Binding at the end of the 19th century in full glossy blond calfskin produced directly on a brochure. Richly decorated back to nerves. 2 pieces of black calf title, tail date on black calf. triple framing net on the boards. Large interior frieze. [...]

800 €

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Etienne François de LANTIER

Voyage d'Antenor en Grece et en Asie, avec des notions sur l'Egypte : manuscrit grec trouvé a ...

Chez F. Buisson, A Paris 1801, In-8 (13x20,5cm), (4) xiv 15-372p. et (4) 390pp. et (4) 562pp. (2), 3 volumes reliés.

Mention of fourth edition on title page.
Binding in full flamed brown calf. Smooth back decorated with irons, urn and corns, and castors. title labels in green morocco, numbered pieces in a medallion in red morocco. Double framing framing on the boards. Golden slices. Inner caster. Tiny lack of [...]

350 €

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First edition

William COXE

Voyage en Suisse

Chez Letellier, à Paris 1790, In-8 (12x20cm), vij (1bc.) iv, 454pp. et (4) iv, 432pp. et (4) 463pp., 3 tomes en 3 volumes reliés.

Original French edition illustrated with 7 folding plates, including 2 maps of Switzerland and Mont Blanc, and a panorama of the Alps.
Binders in half percaline beige nineteenth. Back with title labels in red morocco. Green paper boards. Dirty back. Very blunt corners. Small scattered pale [...]

450 €

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First edition

Eléazar de MAUVILLON

Histoire de Pierre I. surnommé Le Grand, Empereur de toutes les Russies

Chez Arkstée et Merkus, A Amsterdam et Leipzig 1742, Pet. in-8 (10x17cm), (24) 464pp. et (2) 404pp. et (2) 504pp., 3 volumes reliés.

Original, rare edition, illustrated with 14 figures (of Pierre I and the Empress Catherine on the frontispiece, many folding engravings of the medals, the Croosnlot castle, the Neva, the battles of the Poltawa and the Pruth).
Dutch binding in full brown calf of marbled contemporary. Ornate [...]

900 €

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Sumptibus Ant. Urb. Coustelier, LutetiaParisiorum [Paris] 1747, In 12 (9x15cm), xvj, xcvj, 205pp. et xxiv, 231pp. et xij, 254pp., 3 volumes reliés.

First edition of this Latin version given by Etienne Philippe, illustrated with a frontispiece and 16 figures by Cochin, engraved by Duflos. Beautiful headers and lamp bases, finely engraved and unsigned.
The last two volumes contain The Aeneid, the first volume brings together the other works, [...]

350 €

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Jacques VANIER

Praedium rusticum

Apud Marcum Bordelet, Paris 1746, In-12 (9,5x16,5cm), (6) x, 320pp. (8), relié.

New edition. An allegorical frontispiece engraved by Brunet.

Binding in full glossy brown marbled calf of the time. Ornate nerved back. title label in red morocco. Upper leveled cap. Split upper joint with gaps. Blunt corners. Fronstispice browned in the margins.

180 €

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