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ABOT DE BAZINGHEN (FRANCOIS ANDRE):
Traite des Monnoies et de la Jurisdiction de la Cour des Monnoies, end forme de Dictionnaire, qui contenient, L'Histoire des Monnoies des ancients Peuples Juifs, Gaulois & Romains; Les Monnoies de France...[etc]. Ouvrage utile & nécessaire aux Officiers des Monnoies, aux Changeurs, Assineurs, Fondeurs, Orsévres, Horologers, Tieurs, Batteurs d'or & d'argent, Negoians, Banquiers, &c. à toous ceux qui emploient & négocient les matieres d'or & d'argent.
A Paris, Chez Guillyn..., 1764. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 4to, 272 x 185 mms., pp. [ii], xvi, 691 [692 blank]; [ii], 710, [2], xxiv, 34 [35 - 36 Approbation], 29 folding tables, early reback in quarter sheepskin, morocco labels, marbled boards (rubbed), uncut; some soiling of edges, but generally a good to very good copy, with the armorial bookplate of Henry N. Sealy on the front paste-down end-paper of each vlume and is autograph on the upper margin of the title-page of each volume. Sealy was the author of A Treatise on Coins, Currency, and Banking: With Observations on the Bank act of 1844 and on the Reports of the Committees of the House of Lords and of the House of Commons on the Bank Acts (1858), so this seems to be a useful book for him to have had in his library. Abot de Bazinghen (1711 - 1791) discusses the history of coins and coinage from its beginnings up to the first quarter of the 18th century. The emphasis is, of course, upon French coins, but he also gives some account in Asia and Africa. Germain Garnier, in his edition of the Wealth of Nations, vol. v., p. 234, says the book "n'est guère qu'une compilation faite sans soin et sans discernment," and explains that the mint price remained in force a very short time. It having failed to bring bullion to the mint, much higher prices were successively offered, and when the Wealth of Nations was published the seignorage only amounted to about 3 per cent. On the silver coin it was then about 2 per cent., in place of the 6 per cent. stated by Bazinghen, p. 590. Graesse 315, Kress Lib 5161, Goldsmith Lib. 9994.
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Keywords: money economics prose

 
ABRAHALL (CHANDOS HOSKYNS):
Rinaldo. A Dramatic Poem. In Three Acts.
London: J. S. Hodson & Son..., 1863. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 8vo, 214 x 133 mms., pp. [viii], 87 [88 colophon, iv adverts for books by author], including half-title, address in Cheam crimped in blind on rear free end-paper, original embossed cloth, with title in gilt with gilt ornament on front cover. A fine copy. Abrahall (1829 - 1891) published several books, which attracted appreciative reviews, some of which are quoted in the last four pages of this volume. The story is quite different from that of Handel's Rinaldo (1711). Slightly uncommon in libraries, with copies in BL, Bodleian, Cambridge, NLS; and Southern Methodist University.
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Book number: 8411
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Catalogue: Drama
Keywords: Drama poetry literature

 
ADAIR (JAMES):
Glimpses behind Edinburgh City Life. An Address. Delivered by rquest to a body of represnetative Church and published by certain of their number. For Private Circulation.
[Edinbugh]@ Printed in Great Britain by William Blackwood & Sons Ltd. 1934. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 8vo, 183 x 120 mms., pp. [3] - 31 [32 blank], with pagination including paper wrappers. A little worn at corners but a very good copy. James Adair, O.B.E. (1886-1982) was the Procurator-Fiscal for Edinburgh from 1919 to 1937. He is very much a bête noire for the LGBT community, and Jeff Meek, in a blog entitled "Queer Scotland Scottish Queer History and Culture," describes him as "unwavering [in his] opposition to homosexual law reform." In this pamphlet, he describes the less salubrious side of life in Edinburgh: drinking habits, prostitution, "coffee-stalls," and directly warns against "men in our midst who have secrets in their breasts that they must keep, and who require courage and help if any of that type prepared to play on their knowledge get a grip of them." Adair was a member of the committee that formed the Wolfenden report, which recommended that "homosexual behaviour between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offence"; Adair was the only one on the committe to oppose this proposition, Uncommon: the only copy that I have located is in the NLS.
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Book number: 8555
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Catalogue: Law
Keywords: law Edinburgh prose

 
ADAM (ALEXANDER):
Classical Biography: Exhibiting Alphabetically The Proper Names, with a Short Account of the Several Deities, Heroes, and Other Persons, Mentioned in the Ancient Classic Authors; and a More Particular Description of the Most Distinguished Characters Among the Romans; the Whole being Interspersed with Occasional Explanations of Words and Phrases. Designed Chiefly to Contribute to the Illustration of the Latin Classics.
Edinburgh: Printed [by Murray & Cochrane, Craig's Close, Edinburgh] for William Creech; And T. Cadel, Jun. & W. Davies, London. 1800. FIRST EDITION, first issue. 8vo (in 4s), 216 x 125 mms., pp. [iv], 414 [415 Errata, 416 blank], printer's name taken from colophon on page 414, contemporary calf, gilt rules across spine, green morocco labels; corners very slightly crushed, some very small nicks, but generally a very good and attractive copy. The schoolmaster and classical scholar Adam Alexander (1741–1809) was described by one of his students, Henry Cockburn (later Lord Cockburn) thus: "Never was a man more fortunate in the choice of a vocation. He was born to teach Latin, some Greek, and all virtue. In doing so he was generally patient, though not, when intolerably provoked, without due fits of gentle wrath; inspiring to his boys, especially the timid and backward; enthusiastically delighted with every appearance of talent or goodness; a warm encourager by praise, play and kindness; and constantly under the strongest sense of duty." The Monthly Review for 1800 commented, "Respectable monuments of the learning and industry of Dr. Adam are already before the public; and the present compilation will not detract from the fame which they have so justly procured for him.... All the articles, which we have examined, we have found to be accurate and satisfactory." ESTC T88389 (BL, Mitchell, Baikie Collection, St. Andrews, National Library of Ireland, University of London; Amherst, Harvard, Lehigh, McMaster, UCLA, Penn, Yale) distinguishes between this issue and a re-issue with the printer's name on the title-page, ESTC T88390 (BL, Cambridge, NLS).
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Book number: 8270
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ADDISON (JOSEPH), ET AL:
The Beauties of the Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians. Corrected and Digested under Alphabetical Heads. A New Edition Corrected.
Dublin: Printed by James Williams, 1778. 2 volumes. 12mo, 166 x 93 mms., pp. [iv]334; [iv], 336, contemporary speckled calf, gilt spines, red morocco titling labels, green numbering labels, all edges gilt; some very slight wear to binding, but generally a very good to fine set, with the bookplate "Castleknock," and the autograph, written vertically on the blank end-paper before the title-page of each volume, "Wm. Filgate, May 29th, 1794". This work was first published in 1753, and there were a total of ten printings in the 18th century. A Dublin edition was first published in 1757, and this is the last edition to appear with a Dublin imprint in the 18th century. All the Dublin imprints of this title are rare: ESTC T163762 locates 5 copies: L, D, Di, Dp; ZWTU (lacking volume 2). No copies of this edition in North American libraries, and only 2 copies of any Dublin printing: 1757 (PPL) and 1767 (MiEM)
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Keywords: essays anthology literature

 
ADDISON (JOSEPH):
The Evidences of the Christian Religion..., To which are added, Several Discourses against Atheism and Infidelity, and in Defence of the Christian Revelation, occasionally published by Him and Others: And now collected into one Body, and digested under their proper Heads. With a Preface, containing the Sentiments of Mr. Boyle, Mr. Lock, and Sir Isaac Newton, concerning the Gospel-Revelation.
London: Printed for J. Tonson..., 1730. FIRST EDITION. 12mo, pp. xxvi [xxvii - xxviii Contents], 330, contemporary sheepskin, morocco label; joints cracked (but firm), spine slightly creased, top and base of spine chipped, corners worn.
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Keywords: religion Christianity prose

 
ADDISON (JOSEPH). [TYERS (THOMAS)]:
An Historical Essay on Mr. Addison.
London [n. p.], 1783. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. viii, 92, recently recased in quarter calf, buckram boards, new end-papers; lacks pp. i - ii (half-title), lower inner margin of last two leaves of text repaired with slight loss of text, some soiling of text, particularly the last two leaves. With the 18th century armorial (lion rampant on shield) bookplate of "Geo. Morgan Esq" and the 20th century autograph of Cecil Price, the 18th century scholar, on the recto of the front paste-down end-paper. Tyers (1725 - 1787) had the misfortune to have none of his various literary books reviewed, though Boswell said of him that, "He … ran about the world with a pleasant carelessness, amusing every body by his desultory conversation." ESTC records three issues of this work; this is T2814 (L, C; Ct, CtY, IU, KU-S, MnU, TxU.
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ADDISON (JOSEPH). SMITHERS (PETER):
The Life of Joseph Addison.
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1954. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. viii, [4], 491 [492 printer's imprint], frontispiece and 3 other illustrations, original cloth, dust-wrapper; ex-library.
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AESOP.
Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists. In Three Books.
London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley..., 1761. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. [ii], iv, lxiii [lxxiv blank], 130, [3], 133 - 175, 177 - 204, [28] pp. index, engraved frontispiece, 15 full-page engraved plates usually with 12 small engravings on each leaf, but with two leaves having fewer, 3 engraved vignettes, 3 engraved tail-pieces, 19th century marbled boards, leather label; upper corner of fore-margin of frontispiece (very slightly browned) repaired, P5 creased with fore-margin very slightly frayed. A modest copy. This edition of Aesop was edited and partially written by Robert Dodsley; published on 23 February 1761, it was an instant success. James E. Tierney, in his edition of Dodsley's correspondences notes that the Monthly Review called it "ingenious...elegant...and very useful...a classical performance." The Critical Review praised Dodsley as the "best prose-writer of apologues of this or any country." There are fables by Aesop, as well as more recent writers, not to mention ones by Dodsley and his friends, and Dodsley covered himself in glory with this publication. It was also printed by Baskerville in a larger and more elegant format (Gaskell 14). The work was reprinted several times in the 18th century. ESTC N21210 locates copies in O; CaOHM, CLU-S/C, CLU-C, GEU, MH-H, NcD; OOxM. There is also a copy in the Spencer Library, Kansas. Copies of the Baskerville printing are more common.
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Keywords: fables allegory literature

 
AHMAD (ARDABILI). FOX (CHARLES):
Aks-i partaw. A Series of Poems, containing the plaints, Consolations, and Delights of Achmed Ardebeili, A Persians Exile. With Notes Historical and Explanatory.
Bristol: Printed by Bulgin and Rosser, for J. Cottle..., 1797. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 8vo, 214 x 125 mms., pp. [x], xl, 276, pages 233 - 240 misnumbered 133 - 140, contemporary tre calf, rebacked, black morocco label; text slightly spotted, last two leaves a bit browned, corners worn, but a reasonably good copy, with the contemporary autograph of Mary Alsop 1816 on the top margin of the front paste-down end-paper. Fox (?1740 - 1809), initially a bookseller, lived in Falmouth and was possibly born there; his bookseller's premises burned to the ground, as as Robert Southey, one of the subscribes to this volume, noted, he realized that nothing could be saved, and "went upon the nearest hill and made a drawing of the conflagration—an admirable instance of English phlegm" (Letters from England, 3 vols., 1807, 1.6). He then made a walking tour of Sweden, Norway, and part of Russia, and on returning "settled in Bristo.... Here he developed his talent for languages and began a collection of Persian manuscripts. Fox's Poems, Containing the Plaints, Consolations, and Delights of Achmed Ardebeili, a Persian Exile was published by Joseph Cottle in 1797. Though praised for its literary quality and scholarship, Fox's volume was far less commercially successful. Indeed, having sold the copyright—together with that for Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads—Cottle found that both works had been 'reckoned as nothing' by the publisher, Thomas Longman (Cottle, 2.26). A close friend to both authors, Cottle then regained the copyrights, returning to Fox his receipt for £20" (ODNB). Other subscribers to the volume were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and several members of the Fox family, including Josiah Fox of Philadelphia.
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Book number: 7621
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Catalogue: Persia
Keywords: Persia poetry literature

 
[AIKIN (JOHN)]:
Essays on Song-Writing: With a Collection of such English Songs as a most eminent for Poetical Merit. To which are added, Some Original Pieces.
London: Printed for Joseph Johnson...[no date], [1772]. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 186 x 113 mms., pp. xvi, 280, contemporary tree calf, gilt border on covers, rebacked, new red morocco label; large triangular piece cut from title-page with loss, facsimile of title-page tipped in. This work is usually attributed to John Aikin (1747 - 1822), a physician and author of various political and biographical works. The genesis of this book came, Aikin says in his Preface, when he and various friends lamented the absence of a good collection of the excellent songs in which song-writing was taken seriously as an art form: "The chief sources of good songs, are the miscellany poems and plays from the time of Charles the second to the conclusion of Queen Ann's reign." He was working in London in 1769-70 and moved to Warrington in 1771, and he might have made the acquaintance of the radical publisher, Johnson, during his brief sojourn in London. His political leanings were liberal, and Johnson published his An Address to the Dissidents of England on their Late Defeat (1790).
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Keywords: song music literature

 
AKENSIDE (MARK):
The Pleasures of Imagination. A Poem. In Three Books.
London: Printed for R. Dodsley..., 1744. FIRST EDITION. 4to, pp. [3] - 125 [126 blank], title-page in red and black, with engraved vignette, five-line footnote on p. 9, page 20 misnumbered 22, contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards; two small "bites" in top margin of title-page, lacks half-title and leaf of adverts, binding very rubbed, worn, and falling to bits. Akenside's reputation has never been as high as it was in the 50 or 60 years or so after this work was published, e. g., Erasmus Darwin "ever maintained a preference of Akenside's blank verse to Milton'," while his daughter Anna Seward recorded that she regarded the present poem as "the most splendid metaphysic poem in any language."
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Catalogue: Aesthetics
Keywords: aesthetics poetry literature

 
AKENSIDE (MARK):
The Pleasures of Imagination. A Poem. In Three Books.
London: Printed for R. Dodsley at Tylly's-Head in Pall-Mall, 1744. FIRST EDITION, first issue. 4to, pp. [3] - 125 [126 blank, 127 - 128 adverts dated January 14], title-page in red and black, with engraved vignette, five-line footnote on p. 9, press figure "1" in lower margin of pages 21, 30, and 32,page 20 misnumbered 22, recent full sheepskin, gilt spine, red morocco label; lacks half-title, lower margin of text water-stained, most noticeably in first ten leaves, boards a little sprung, but an attractive copy. Akenside's reputation has never been as high as it was in the 50 or 60 years or so after this work was published, e. g., Erasmus Darwin said that he"ever maintained a preference of Akenside's blank verse to Milton'," while his daughter Anna Seward recorded that she regarded the present poem as "the most splendid metaphysic poem in any language."
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Catalogue: Aesthetics
Keywords: aesthetics poetry literature

 
AKENSIDE (MARK):
The Poetical Works of Mark Akenside, M. D. Collated with the Best Editions: by Thomas Park.
London: Printed at the Stanhope Press, by Charles Whittingham...For John Sharpe..., 1805. 2 volumes in 1. Small 8vo, pp. [iv], 171 [172 blank]; [iv], 140, engraved frontispiece (by P. W. Tompkins after Richard Westall) for each volume, 20th century binding in maroon library cloth.
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Book number: 3302
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Catalogue: Poetry
Keywords: poetry literature

 
ALBRIZZI (GIAMBATISTA):
Forestiere Illuminato Intorno le cose più rare, e curiose, Antiche, e Moderne della città di Venezia, e dell'Isole circonvicine; con la descrizione delle Chiese, Monisteri, Ospedali, Tesoro di San Marco, Fabbriche pubbliche, Pitture celebri, e di quanto v'e di piu riguardevole, Opera Adornato Di molte bellissime Vedute in rame delle fabbriche piu copiscue di questa Metropoli. Prodtta sotto gli Auspici dis A. R, Federigo Cristiano Principe Reale di Polonia, ed Elettorale di Sassonia ec.
In Venezia Pressso Giovambatista Albrizzi q. Girol Cum Licenza de' Superiori, e Priilegio. 1740 FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 150 x 117 mms., pp. [xvi], 343 [344 - 352 index], title-page in red and black, engraved plate of arms of Frederick Christian of Poland, Elector of Saxony (d. 1763) patron of the volume, as frontispiece, double-page engraved bird's-eye view of Venice before introduction (this plate not included in register of plates), 69 further engraved plates, 52 of them double-page, contemporary vellum, spine ruled in gilt; front joint cracked (but very firm), rear cover soiled, but a very good copy. Travellers to Venice at any time after 1740 surely would have considered themselves blessed to have this book as their guide. Among the many locations and worthwhile sites are churches, libraries, galleries, education institutions, statues, and prominent houses; festival and holidays are listed at the end of the book, and many of the engravings can serves as small maps. The double-page engravings by F. Zucchi (1692 - 1764) are exceptionally crisp and well-defined, and the one of Ponte de Realto is particularly striking. Not surprisingly, many of the illustrations were "borrowed" for later editions of guides to Venice. Albrizzi (1698 - 1777) was really something of a journalist, but this work, loosely translated as "The Stranger Enlightened," led other writers and engravers to think seriously about producing detailed and elaborate illustrated guide books.
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Book number: 8064
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Catalogue: Topography
Keywords: topography engraving prose

 
ALCIPHRON.
Alciphron's Epistles; in which are described, The Domestic Manners, The Courtesans, and Parasites of Greece. Now first Translated from the Greek [by William Beloe and Thomas Monroe].
London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Leigh and Sotheby; and R. Faulder, 1791. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION. 8vo, 213 x 124, pp. [iv], 270, with errata on verso of half-title, contemporary calf; joints cracked (but holding), corners worn, spine slightly dried, top and base of spine chipped. With the armorial bookplate of Hutches Trower on the front paste-down end-paper and in a contemporary hand on the recto of the front free end-paper, transcription of part of the review that appeared in November, 1791, in the Critical Review; and ms notes in a later hand in pencil in the text and on the verso of one of the rear free end-papers. Of the two translators, Beloe is a good deal better known than Monroe, which might account for the preface's being written in the first person singular. Both male and female vanity seem to have attracted Alciphron's gift for satiric hyperbole; one of the courtesans writes to her lover, "Thus, it is a common artifice among coutezans to govern their followers by inspiring them with hopes, and ever deferring their gratification; but with you such conduct would be absurd, for I do not fear your being satiated."
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Book number: 7190
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Catalogue: Classics
Keywords: classics translation

 
ALFIERI (VICTOR):
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Victor Alfieri; Written by Himself. Translated from the Italian.
London: Printed for Henry Colburn..., 1810. 2 volumes. 8vo, pp. [vi], 286 [287 - 288 adverts]; [vi], 328, contemporary polished calf, borders in gilt and blind, spines gilt to a lattice pattern; slight wear to spine volume 1, but a very good and attractive set. The identity of the translator is unknown. The Monthly Review said of the work, "Perhaps the history of literature does not present so extraordinary an instance of the enterprise which mind alone will attempt, unassisted by art, and unimproved by instruction." Oxford University Press reissued the translation, revised by Eric Reginald Vincent, in 1961 in their Library of Italian Classics.
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Book number: 2690
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Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: biography prose

 
ALGAROTTI (FRANCESCO):
An Essay on the Opera Written in Italian by Count Algarotti.
London, Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers..., 1767. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. vi [vii Contents, viii blank], 192; lacks half-title. BOUND WITH: CAMPBELL (Thomas): An Essay on English Poetry. Boston: Published by Wells and Lilly, 1819. 12mo (in 6s), pp. 231 [232 blank, 233 - 234 adverts], engraved portrait of Campbell as frontispiece. 2 volumes in 1, bound in 19th century half calf, marbled boards, rebacked with old spine gilt in compartments (but worn and rubbed) laid down, newspaper clippings on end-papers and motto pasted above imprint on Campbell's book. A rather strange combination of two disparate works. Algarotti (1712 - 1764) wrote the most significant treatise on opera published in Europe in the 18th century. It was published in 1755 in Italy, Saggio sopra l'opera in musica. New Grove says of it that it was the "best-grounded and most wide-ranging of [18th century] critiques, also the one that received the widest diffusion through reprinting and translation. It proposed that all parts of music, including singing, be subordinated to a unifying poetic idea...."
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Keywords: opera music prose

 
ALISON (ARCHIBALD):
Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste.
Dublin: Printed for Messrs. F. Byrne, J. Moore, Grueber and M'Allister, W. Jones, and B. White, 1790. FIRST IRISH EDITION. 8vo, pp. xiii [xiv blank, xv drop-title, xvi blank], 384, contemporary tree calf, gilt spine, red leather label; small piece torn from corner of title-page, wormed from outer margin of front paste-down end-paper to B2 (10 leaves), with occasional loss of a letter or two, more worming of lower margin of last six leaves, with, again, loss of a letter or two, outer margin of G8 partially uncut, front joint a little worn, but an attractive copy. Alison bases his theory of taste on the principle of association, holding that in some instances we are powerless to articulate our feelings and that we are thus swept along by our conceptions, unable to guide them. For Alison, the imagination functions in much the same way that sympathy does, and this suggestion proved to be important for the Romantic development of the concept of imagination. Coleridge spoke highly of the work in Biographia Literaria, while in recent years other scholars have begun to re-assess Alison's contribution to the history of aesthetic theory. For example, in Probability and literary form: Philosophical theory and literary practice in the Augustan age (Cambridge University Press, 1984), Douglas Lane Patey notes, "Archibald Alison's influential Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste (1790) develops in particularly interesting detail a theory of reading and composition as associative manipulation of probable signs."
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Catalogue: Aesthetics
Keywords: aesthetics philosophy Scottish Enlightenment prose

 
ALLESTREE (RICHARD):
The Ladies Calling In Two Parts. By the Author of the Whole Duty of Man, &c. The Eighth Impression.
Oxford, Printed at the Theater, 1705. 8vo, 189 x 120 mms., pp. [xxiv], 270 [271 Contents, 272 blank], engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette on title-page, attractively bound in Oxford panelled red morocco, gilt rules on spine; front joint slightly cracked, but a very good copy. The Church of England clergyman Richard Allestree (1621/2–1681) joined the royalist forces in 1642 and managed to keep his academic post at Oxford until 1648. After the restoration in 1660 he was restored to a powerful position in Oxford and was a serious scholar and conscientious lecturer. He published The Whole Duty of Man in 1657 and The Gentleman's Calling in 1660. The Ladies Calling was published in 1673 and is, astonishingly, not mentioned in the ODNB entry on Allestree. "It is always dangerous to ascribe considerable influence and significance to a particular text in the emergence of an ideology but the publication of Richard Allestree's The Ladies Calling in 1673 seems to have a real claim to be a signal moment in the creation of modern English femininity.... The appeal of the book undoubtedly lay in its exceptional clarity and well organised framework of exposition. It discussed what was required of women from the upper ranks of society - the class motive is pervasive - firstly in 'five general qualifications, duties, and ornaments of women' and secondly with regard to the 'respective duties' and 'peculiar cautions' of the three stages of a woman's life" (Anthony J. Fletcher: Gender, Sex, and Subordination in England, 1500 - 1800 [1999]).
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Book number: 8766
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Catalogue: Education
Keywords: Education women prose

 
[ALLETZ (PONS AUGUSTE):
Dictionnnaire Portatif des Conciles, Contenant Une Somme de Tous les Conciles généraux, nationaux, provinciaux, & particuliers; le suject de leur tenue, leurs Décisions sur le Dogme our la Discipline, & les erreurs qu'ils ont condamnées. Nouvelle [deuzieme] Edition, Augmentée d'une Table de tous les noms des Conciles en Latin, & expliqués en Francois.
A Paris, Aux Dépens de la Compagnie, 1764. Small 8vo, pp. xxxvi, 766 [767 - 768 Approbation], contemporary lightly mottled calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments; top of spine chipped, rear joint slightly cracked, front joint rubbed.
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Book number: 3790
GBP 71.50 [Appr.: EURO 83 US$ 89.43 | JP¥ 9946]
Catalogue: Catholicism
Keywords: Catholicism religion prose French

 
ALMANAC.
Almanach des Muses 1776
A Paris. Chez de Lalain..., [1776] FIRST EDITION. Small 12mo, 139 x 78 mms., pp. [iv], 262, including half-title and engraved title-page, contemporary French quarter calf, spine decorative gilt with orange and black. This volume in the series includes the usual new verse, with reviews of new theatrical and operatic ventures, as well as several poems by Voltaire, and reviews of operatic works by Gluck, Gossec and Gretry.
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Keywords: almanac anthology literature

 
ALMANAC.
Almanach des Muses 1774
A Paris. Chez de Lalain..., [1774] FIRST EDITION. Small 12mo, 139 x 78 mms., pp. [iv], 233, 3 [verso blank- including half-title and engraved title-page,, 4 pages of engraved music [here bound inverted], bound in contemporary French quarter calf, spine decorative gilt with orange and black labels. This volume in the series includes new verse, with reviews of new theatrical and operatic ventures, as well as several poems by Voltaire, and an interesting review of Floquet's ballet-opera L'Union del'Amour & des Arts.
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Book number: 7363
GBP 110.00 [Appr.: EURO 127.5 US$ 137.59 | JP¥ 15301]
Catalogue: Almanac
Keywords: almanac anthology literature

 
ALMANAC.
Almanach des Muses 1775
A Paris. Chez de Lalain..., [1775] FIRST EDITION. Small 12mo, 139 x 78 mms., pp. [xx], 324 including half-title and engraved title-page, contemporary quarter French calf, boards, spine ornately gilt, red morocco label; corners worn. This volume in the series includes new verse, with reviews of new theatrical and operatic ventures, as well as several poems by Voltaire, and reviews of the 1774 publication of Gluck's operas Iphigenie and Orphee.
John Price Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 7362
GBP 110.00 [Appr.: EURO 127.5 US$ 137.59 | JP¥ 15301]
Catalogue: Almanac
Keywords: almanac anthology literature

 
ALMANAC.
Almanach des Muses 1785.
A Paris. Chez de Lalain..., [1785] FIRST EDITION. Small 12mo, 139 x 78 mms., pp. [vi], 333 [334 blank], including half-title, engraved title-page, contemporary mottled calf, git spine, red morocco label; spine a little, lacks lower label, corners slightly worn. This volume in the series includes new verse, with reviews of new theatrical and operatic publications, several poems by Voltaire, and interesting reviews of operatic works by Salieri, Piccini, and Gretry.
John Price Antiquarian BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 7361
GBP 110.00 [Appr.: EURO 127.5 US$ 137.59 | JP¥ 15301]
Catalogue: Almanac
Keywords: almanac anthology literature

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