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[AGUIAR, VASCO JOSÉ DE].
Viagem ao interior da Nova Hollanda, obra moral, critica, e recreativa, dedicada a Sua Magestade Fidelissima a Rainha . Por V.J.A.
Lisboa: Typ. de Vicente Jorge de Castro & Irm‹o; vend-se nas Lojas de Livros de Orcel, Bordalo, e Viuva Henriques, 1841. 8vo. 3 vols bound in 1. Vol. 1: [4], vi, 219p. Vol. 2: 247, [1]p. Vol. 3: 201p. Imprint varies. Quarter green leather, green cloth boards; gold-tooled spine; lilac endpapers; edges and sides scuffed, top of spine chipped; internally a very good copy. ***** Vasco José de Aguiar was an undistinguished Portuguese civil servant who published two pieces of fiction in the 1840s, a Voyage to the Interior of New Holland (Viagem ao Interior da Nova Hollanda) and a collection of short narratives with the title Dreamt Truths (Verdades Sonhadas). While the literary quality of Aguiar's writings is far from high, they are worth reading for their utopian character. Indeed, Aguiar's fiction appears to bear the influence of utopian works such as More's Utopia, Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Voltaire's Micromégas. The Viagem ao interior da Nova Hollanda narrates a trip to Australia and the discovery of the Valley of Reason, a magnificent kingdom where morality and order prevail. "A fictitious work written as a personal account of a journey the author took as servant accompanying his master on a voyage to Australia. He chose Australia as the scene for his moralizing, hoping that the new nation will be forever free from the vices of the Old World" - Ferguson. Ferguson 3133 (quoting copies at Mitchell Library and National Library, Canberra); Innocêncio VII, 405.
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Book number: 17/004
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Keywords: Australia fictional voyages utopias antiquarian Portuguese

 
JUAN DE LOS ANGELES.
Diálogos de la conquista del espiritual y secreto Reyno de Dios, que segun el santo Evangelio està dentro de nosotros mismos. En ellos se trata de la vida interior y divina ...
Madrid: por la biuda de P. Madrigal, 1595. 4to. [16], 416, [24]p. Small woodcut on title page. Woodcut arms of Albert, Archduke of Austria and Cardinal Archishop of Toledo on ¤3 verso. Woodcut initials. Title page skilfully repaired. Slight shaving of marginalia in two pages of Prologo al lector. Small library stamp on title. Old vellum covers, rebacked to match, new end papers. ***** One of Spain's great 16th-century mystical writers, the Franciscan Juan de los Angeles has been called by Menendez y Pelayo 'uno de los mas suaves y regalados prosistas castellanos'. His style is perhaps inferior only to that of Luis de León in De los nombres de Cristo. His Triumphos del amor de Dios (Medina del Campo, 1590) owed much to Plato's views on love, as well as to St. Bonaventure and Sabunde - it was later revised and abridged as Lucha espiritual y amorosa entre Dios y el alma (1600). The Diálogos de la conquista del espiritual y secreto reyno de Dios, of which this is the first edition, was much influenced by the Northern European mystics, especially by Ruysbroeck and Tauler. It takes the form of a series of dialogues between a religious named Deseoso and his spiritual adviser. A second edition was printed at Barcelona in 1597, and a third edition which came out at Madrid in 1608 was accompanied by a sequel, Manual de vida perfecta. - Ward p.308. Palau 12447. Cat. Col. (Siglo XVI) J835. Pérez Pastor 462. No edition in Adams or Penney. NUC reports 1 copy only - at Harvard. BLC has modern editions only.
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Book number: 8/042
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Keywords: theology

 
ANON.
Comedia nueva. La mas heroica romana. De un Ingenio de esta corte. Corregida y enmendada en esta segunda impresion.
Barcelona: en la Imprenta de Carlos Gibert y Tutó, Impresor y Librero, en la Libretería, [17--]. 4to. 31, [1] p. Modern marbled paper wrappers. At head of title: 'N.11' (left hand corner) - altered in ink to '21'; '1' (right hand corner). Imprint from colophon. ***** A comedia suelta. 'Un ingenio de esta corte' unidentified. H.E. Bergman & S.E. Szmuk, Comedias sueltas in New York Public Library, 736; W.A. McKnight & M.B. Jones, Comedias sueltas in the Library of the University of North Carolina, 1133; K.C. Gregg, Index to the Spanish Theatre Collection in the London Library, 849. Not in A.J.C. Bainton, Comedias sueltas in Cambridge University Library.
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Book number: 18/223
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 67 US$ 75.18 | JP¥ 8094]
Keywords: Spanish drama comedia suelta

 
ANON.
Condizioni intime e misteriose della Russia tratte da documenti autentici. Versione libera di G.A.G.
Torino: Presso Bazzarini e Savallo, 1855. 8vo. 169p. Frontispiece portrait of Alexander II. 19th-century paper-covered boards, slightly worn and ink stain on front board. Spine title in ink. The text is divided into nine chapters: Despotism of the Czar, Character of the Russians, Religion and clergy, Administration, Law and justice and Siberian penal colonies, Serfdom, Army, Navy, Russian expansionist policies and foreign affairs. The text - anti-Russian throughout - ends just before the outbreak of the Crimean War (October 1853). The original author appears to have been French (cf. page 168: "Qui s'arresta lo scrittor francese che con quest'opera si propose di rivelare le condizioni intime e misteriose della Russia.") No copy found in BLC. NUC records 2 copies (under title) at Library of Congress and University of Illinois.
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Book number: GA0050
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Keywords: Russia antiquarian

 
ANON.
Matraca en romance, coplas en verso, el abate que voy, el coco de las Sardinas, y espantajo de los Pezes. A la derrota de la armada inglesa.
[Sevilla? c.1700-10.] 4to. [4]p. Drop title. Text in two columns per page. Modern half morocco. ***** A satirical ballad of 292 lines concerning the activity of the Anglo-Dutch fleet off the Spanish coast in the first years of the 18th century - the "bogeyman of the sardines and the scarer of the fishes." Palau 158366 "Sevilla, 1700-10". Not found in Escudero or in Almirante. Not in BL STC 18th century.. Maggs Cat. 508 (1928) Bibliotheca nautica, pt.1, 202. No copy located in NUC.
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Book number: 18/061
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Keywords: naval Spain antiquarian

 
AZEVEDO, LUIZ ANTONIO DE.
Dissertaçao critico-filologico-historica sobre o verdadeiro anno, manifestas causas, e attendiveis circumstancias da erecçao do tablado e orquestra do antigo theatro romano, descoberto na excavaçao da Rua de Sao Mamede perto do Castello desta cidade.
Lisboa: na nova Impressao da Viuva Neves e filhos, 1815. 4to. [10], lvi, 53p. 10 plates (including 2 folding). 19th-century mottled calf; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; original speckled paper wrappers bound in; silk bookmark. Bookseller's ticket "Livraria Brasília, Lisboa" on front pastedown. Binding, text and plates in fine condition. ***** For an account of this Roman ampitheatre in Lisbon, founded during the reign of the emperor Augustus, see www.monumentos.pt/Site/APP_PagesUser/SIPA.aspx?id=3110: Séc. 01 - construído durante o reinado do imperador Augusto; funcionou como teatro por 300 anos; na época de Nero teve a inauguraçao oficial após reformulaçao da zona do 'proscaenium', palco e 'orchesta'; séc. 4 - no reinado de Constantino começa a ser desmantelado; séc. 18, finais - é encontrado pois ficara parcialmente descoberto quando do terramoto de 1755, que faz ruir os prédios de habitaçao que se haviam construído sobre ele; 1797 - as ruínas sao desenhadas pelo arq. Francisco Xavier Fabri que dá o prospecto do monumento; 1799, 9 Fevereiro - a Gazeta de Lisboa noticiava que o prof. Luís António de Azevedo, tinha publicado a inscriçao dos libertos segundo desenho de Fabri, que comprovava a dedicaçao do Teatro Romano de Lisboa ao imperador Nero por Caio Heio Primo; séc. 19 - levantados planta e alçado e postos a descobertos parte da 'cavea' e provável área do 'proscaenium', por Francisco Xavier Fabri; 1815 - Luiz António de Azevedo publica a descriçao daquele; ruínas enterradas de novo; 1960 / 1967 - trabalhos de escavaçao de Fernando de Almeida; 1987 - é iniciada nova escavaçao (Dias Diogo) interrompida a 21 Abril 1990; 2001, Novembro - inauguraçao do Museu do Teatro Romano e campo Arqueológico envolvente; 2006, 22 agosto - parecer da DRCLisboa para definiçao de Zona Especial de Proteçao conjunta do castelo de Sao Jorge e restos das cercas de Lisboa, Baixa Pombalina e imóveis classificados na sua área envolvente; 2011, 10 outubro - o Conselho Nacional de Cultura prop›e o arquivamento de definiçao de Zona Especial de Proteçao; 18 outubro - Despacho do diretor do IGESPAR a concordar com o parecer e a pedir novas definiç›es de Zona Especial de Proteçao.
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Book number: 17/113
GBP 180.00 [Appr.: EURO 200.5 US$ 225.55 | JP¥ 24282]
Keywords: Portugal Lisbon Lisboa archaeology Roman ampitheatre antiquities antiquarian

 
BRYDONE, PATRICK.
A tour through Sicily and Malta. With a biographical memoir, and notes, prepared for the present edition.
Edinburgh: William & Robert Chambers, 1840. 88p. Text in two columns. Modern half green cloth, marbled papers sides, new endpapers. Very good in fine binding. See Pine-Coffin, Bibliography of British and American travel in Italy to 1860, item 770/2 for 1st edition (1773). One of the most successful works on Italian travel written in the 18th century. The text consists of a series of letters written to William Beckford; especially important are Brydone's descriptions on Sicily - an island new at that time to English travellers - and his scientific observations of volcanic activity.
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Book number: MI0009
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.75 US$ 62.65 | JP¥ 6745]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: Malta Sicily Italy Mediterranean travel

 
CAMPISTRON, JEAN GALBERT DE.
Oeuvres choisies. Édition stéréotype, d'après le procédé de Firmin Didot.
Paris: De l'Imprimerie et de la Fonderie Stéréotypes de P. Didot l'ainé, et de Firmin Didot, 1810. 18mo. xiv, 198, [2]p. Red cloth, leather-backed. Small dent in rear cover, otherwise in very good condition. Between 1683 and 1709 Campistron turned out 9 tragedies, 2 comedies and, in collaboration with Lully, 3 'tragédies en musique'. To a certain extent Campistron was an imitator of Corneille and Racine, but not so much as to accuse him of lack of originality. Some of his tragedies are heroic and patriotic; others pyschological and pathetic. The conflict of generations and the fatal destructiveness of incestuous love are recurrent themes.
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Book number: 6/016
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Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: drama French antiquarian

 
CHARLES (CARLOS) IV, KING OF SPAIN.
Real cedula de S.M. por la que se manda guardar la instruccion en ella inserta, formada por el Tribunal de la Real Junta de Represalias para gobierno de la justicias del reyno en la expedicion de las causas de los sequestros de bienes ocupados a los franceses expulsos.
Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1793. Fol. 21p. Modern marbled paper wrappers. Royal decree relating to the sequestration of property belonging to French nationals expelled from Spain at the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars.
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Book number: 18/151
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Keywords: France Spain

 
LA CHAUSSÉE, PIERRE CLAUDE NIVELLE DE.
Oeuvres choisies. Édition stéréotype, d'après le procédé de Firmin Didot.
Paris: De l'Imprimerie et de la Fonderie Stéréotypes de P. Didot l'ainé, et de Firmin Didot, 1810. 18mo. 2 vols. Vol. 1: 253, [3] p. Vol. 2: 227, [1] p. Red cloth, leather-backed. VG condition. La Chaussée (1692-1754) was the originator in France of sentimental comedy, comédie larmoyante as it was nicknamed by his opponents, in which the pathetic element, drawn from the realistic representation of the sufferings of everyday domestic life, outweighs or entirely obliterates the comic.
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Book number: 6/051
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Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: drama French antiquarian

 
CHEVIGNÉ, LOUIS DE. (MEISSONIER, E.)
Les contes rémois. Par M. Le Cte Louis de Chevigné. Dessins de E. Meissonier. Cinquième édition.
Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1861. 323p. Frontispiece of Chévigné by Foulquier captioned "Ils riront tous en lisant ses péchés"; portrait of Lavelette by Riester, engraved by Buland; half-page vignettes at the beginning of each conte. Half red morocco, marbled boards (worn at joints and corners); marbled endpapers; top edge gilt. Edges of half-title and title a little soiled - otherwise the contents in very good condition. Binder's stamp on verso of front free endpaper "Maclehose Glasgow".
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Book number: 6/137
GBP 32.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 US$ 40.1 | JP¥ 4317]
Keywords: French book illustration engravings

 
CHIARI, PIETRO.
L'Americana ramminga cioè Memorie di Donna Jnnez di Quebrada scritte da lei stessa, ed ora pubblicate da M.G. di S. sua confidente amica.
Venezia: appressso Antonio Zatta e Figli, 1788. 8vo. 2 vols in 1. Vol. 1: iv, 132 p.; vol. 2: iv, 108 p. Pages 123-132 of vol.1 have marginal tear, not affecting text. 19th-century quarter brown leather, marbled paper sides; gold tooled spine, new leather title label; worn at joints, corners and edges. Signature on title-page of vol.1: Diana Hamlyn Williams. A novel recounting the adventures of Innez, abducted by filibusters in Chile and eventually ending up in Boston, New England. 'Attribuito dapprima all'abate Chiari e recentemente restituito al Melzi, "L'Americana ramminga" narra la storia di Jnnez rapita in Cile dai filibustieri. E il primo romanzo italiano con un orizzonte panamericano. Un romanzo di avventure piratesche e amorose che si rivela, nell'apparente supina imitazione degli stereotipi, pieno di sorprese.' - Mario Catucci, "L'americana raminga", Sincronie, no. 16, (2004) pp. 171-177. Cf. Sabin 67064 for a Venice, 1763 ed. Not in BLC.
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Book number: 18/114
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 167 US$ 187.96 | JP¥ 20235]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: Americana antiquarian novel Italian

 
COLUTHUS (COLLUTHUS).
Coluthi Lycopolitae Thebani De raptu Helenae libellus. Ex graecis in latina carmina conversus, versionibus, variantibus, & animadversionibus illustratus. Opera, et studio Philippi Scio a Sancto Michaele.
Matriti: ex typographia Antonii Marin, 1770. 4to. [24], 174, [1]p. Contemporary calf; a fine copy. ***** The Rape of Helen is the only extant poem of Coluthus, Greek epic poet from Lycopolis in Egypt (fl. c.500 A.D.). Written in imitation of Homer and Nonnus, the poem tells the story of Paris and Helen from the wedding of Peleus and Thetis down to the elopement and arrival in Troy. This edition contains the Greek text, Latin version by Phelipe Scio de San Miguel, Bishop of Segovia, and a Spanish version by Ignacio García de San Antonio. Palau 57424. No copy recorded in NUC (whose earliest Spanish translation is Paris, 1823). BL STC Spanish, 18th century, C761.
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Book number: 18/048
GBP 280.00 [Appr.: EURO 311.75 US$ 350.85 | JP¥ 37772]
Keywords: Greek Latin Spanish epic poetry antiquarian

 
CORNEILLE, THOMAS.
Poèmes dramatiques ... Nouvelle édition, revûË, corrigée & augmentée.
Paris: chez Guillaume Cavelier, 1722. 12mo. 4 vols. 27 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt, with some signs of wear. Title and preliminaries of vol. 4 discoloured. The younger brother - by 20 years - of the more renowned playwright, Pierre Corneille, Thomas produced over 40 comedies, tragi-comedies, tragedies and operas, some of which (e.g. his romantic tragedy "Timocrate" and his comedy "Le Geôlier de soi même") were highly successful in their day.
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Book number: 6/022
GBP 160.00 [Appr.: EURO 178.25 US$ 200.49 | JP¥ 21584]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: French drama antiquarian

 
JUAN DE LA CRUZ (JOHN OF THE CROSS; JEAN DE LA CROIX)
Les oeuvres spirituelles du bien-heureux Jean de la Croix, premier carme déchaussé, et directeur de Sainte Therese. Traduction nouvelle. Par le R. Pere Jean Maillard, de la Compagnie de Jesus ...
Paris: chez Jean Couterot, 1695. 4to. [40], 594, [12]p. Title printed in red and black. Library stamp on title page partly deleted; small paper shelf label with number "O6" affixed to title page; slight worming in lower margin of preliminaries not affecting text; some spotting and discolouration in several gatherings. Modern half vellum, brown cloth-covered boards; leather spine title; modern endpapers; earlier red-edging of leaves preserved. St. John of the Cross challenges Luis de León for the title of Spain?s greatest poet and most critics would unhesitatingly describe him as the greatest mystic Spain has produced since the Renaissance. The three poems on which St. John?s fame rests as a writer and mystic are: Noche oscura, Cántico espiritual - which with the most exquisite imagery describe the soul?s quest of her Beloved - and Llama de amor viva, which dwells on the glories of the Life of Union. The Jesuit, Jean Maillard, also translated into French the writings of St. Teresa. His translation of St. John of the Cross had been preceded earlier in the 17th century by that of Père Cyprien de la Nativité de la Vierge. References: De Backer-Sommervogel, vol.5, vol.338, no.8; Cioranescu 44348.
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Book number: 6/050
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 167 US$ 187.96 | JP¥ 20235]
Keywords: theology, mysticism, Spain, Spanish poetry, antiquarian, Discalced Carmelites, Jesuits

 
DAUNOU, PIERRE CLAUDE FRANÇOIS.
Essai sur les garanties individuelles que réclame l'état actuel de la société.
Paris: chex Foulon et Comp., 1819. [4], 245p. Quarter light brown calf, marbled paper-covered boards, sprinkled blue-edged leaves. Very good condition. ***** Historian, legislator and idéologue, Daunou opposed Louis XVI's trial and protested against the proscription of the Girondins. He was the chief author of the constitution of 1795 and founder of the Institut National. After Bonaparte's coup in 1799, he also participated in the writing of the constitution of the year VIII (Dec. 1799) from which Napoleon excised many liberal provisions. ***** O. Connelly, Historical dictionary of Napoleonic France, 1799-1815, p.145.
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Book number: 6/099
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 150.5 US$ 169.16 | JP¥ 18212]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: French Revolution Napoleon France antiquarian

 
DIAKONOW, PETR IVANOVICH.
Guide médical de Moscou. Traduit du russe par A. Tastevin.
Moscou: Imprimerie de la Société I.D. Sytine, 1897. [4], iv, 84p. 1 folding plan of Moscow (in very good condition, without tears). Russet brown cloth covers, with slight stain on front cover and crease at upper corner of rear cover. At head of cover title: XII Congrès International de Médecine. The text is divided into six sections: 1. General medical statistics for Moscow - births and deaths. 2. Institutions for the teaching of medicine - Faculty of Medicine at the University of Moscow and other teaching bodies - with details of personnel and courses. 3. Medical administration and public health. 4. List of hospitals with details of their foundation, staff, number of patients treated in 1896. 5. Medical journals published in Moscow. 6. Other related institutions. Rare. No copy in British Library. NUC records just two copies: John Crerar Library and Yale Medical School.
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Book number: GA0054
GBP 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 111.5 US$ 125.3 | JP¥ 13490]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: Moscow Russia hospitals medicine antiquarian

 
DOLCE, LODOVICO.
Il capitano, comedia. Nuouamente corretta, e ristampata.
Venetia: presso Gio. Battista Combi, 1620. 12mo. 79p. French, 19th-century quarter brown morocco, marbled boards, top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; multi-coloured silk bookmark. **** Ludovico Dolce (1510-68), Venetian humanist, worked for the press of Gabriel Giolito. Claudia Di Filippo Bareggi claims that over the course of thirty-six years Dolce was responsible for 96 editions of his own original work, 202 editions of other writers, and at least 54 translations. Dolce worked in most of the literary genres available at the time, including epic and lyric poetry, chivalric romance, comedy, tragedy, the prose dialogue, treatises (where he discussed women, ill-married men, memory, the Italian language, gems, painting, and colours), encyclopedic summaries (of Aristotle's philosophy and world history), and historical works on major figures of the 16th century and earlier, such as Cicero, Ovid, Dante, and Boccaccio. His comedy, Il capitano (first published and perhaps performed in 1545), is a more or less updated version of Plautus' Miles gloriosus, written in verse. **** BL Cat. of 17th-century Italian books, vol.1 p.305.
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Book number: GA0038
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Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: Italian Renaissance comedy

 
DOUGLAS, SIR HOWARD
The crisis of Spain. Third edition. [By Sir Howard Douglas?]
London: John Murray, 1823. 8vo. [4], 81p. Modern quarter brown morocco, marbled sides. ***** An attack on the Spanish Constitution of 1812, "the mischievous tendencies of which are, it is to be feared, about to convulse Europe. It is almost entirely a pure democracy. A mode of elections whose basis is universal suffrage; - short (biennial) parliaments; - a legislature composed only of the commons estate; - a King without power; without a council of his own nomination:- in the hands of an executive council nominated and paid by the commons; - a council without whose dictamen the King can do nothing ..." (page 50). The author includes a precis of the Constitution together with an Appendix listing the members of the Cortes by which the Constitution of 1812 was framed. The National Union Catalog title entry for this work provides a footnote indicating that on the title page of one copy is written "by Sir Howard Douglas. Writ in 4 days. L.S.W." General Sir Howard Douglas saw service at Coruna in 1809; later (in 1811) he was sent by Lord Liverpool to report on the Spanish armies Galicia and Asturias. In 1823 he became Governor of New Brunswick (where he founded the University of Fredericton) and between 1835 and 1840 was Lord High Commissioner for the Ionian Islands. Alberich 995.
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Book number: 18/069
GBP 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 78 US$ 87.71 | JP¥ 9443]
Keywords: Spain constitution

 
DROZ, JOSEPH FRANÇOIS XAVIER.
La morale applicata alla politica: operetta di Giuseppe Droz ... Prima traduzione italiana di S.C., accademico valdarnese.
Firenze: Presso G.P. Vieusseux Editore, Tipografia di Luigi Pezzati, 1826. 8vo. 134, [1]p. Quarter light brown calf, blue and black marbled paper-covered boards; pink endpapers. Very good condition. ***** Writer on literature and philosophy, Droz was also one of the founders of the science of political economy. In 1801 he published Des lois relatives au progrès de l'industrie, which was followed in 1829 by his principal work Économie politique, ou principes de la science de richesses. La morale applicata alla politica is an Italian translation of his Applications de la morale à la politique first published in 1825. Two years earlier Droz had published De la philosophie morale, whose main thesis is that society will never be in a proper state until men have been educated to think of their duties as much as their rights.
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Book number: 6/100
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 67 US$ 75.18 | JP¥ 8094]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: French philosophy political economy antiquarian

 
DUMARSAIS (DU MARSAIS), CÉSAR CHESNEAU.
Traité des tropes. Pour servir d'introduction à la rhetorique et à la logique ... Nouvelle édition publiée par Mr. Formey.
Leipsic: chez la Veuve Gaspard Fritsch, 1757. 8vo. [12], 274, [2]p. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, corners and edges worn; red-edged leaves. Dumarsais's Des tropes, a study of the modification of meaning, was entirely neglected when it first appeared in 1730. Despite a second edition in 1757, the book only became famous at the end of the century and at the beginning of the next. Des tropes can be viewed as a branch of linguistic study devoted to the figurative use of words; the first part of the book relates this subject to Dumarsais's theory of knowledge and theory of the simplest use of signs; there is further discussion on the theory of liaison des idées. The second part deals with particular tropes: metonymy, hyperbole, metaphor, euphemism; and in the third part Dumarsais discusses such questions as 'sens literal', sens spirituel', 'sens abstrait' and 'sens concret'. See J.S. Spink, Philosophical speculation and literary technique: the systematic context of Du Marsais's 'Des tropes', in Voltaire and his world: studies presented to W.H. Barber, pp.241-60.
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Book number: 6/030
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 222.75 US$ 250.61 | JP¥ 26980]
Catalogue: Antiquarian
Keywords: tropes French antiquarian language philology Formey

 
ENGLAND. TREATIES, 1625-1649 (CHARLES I).
Capitulaçoes da paz feita entre el Rey nosso Senhor, & o Serenissimo Rey da Gram Bretanha, as quaes se cocluyram pelos diputados, que nellas se diz em Madrid a 15. [sic] de novembro de 1630.
Lisboa: por Antonio Alvarez, 1633. 4to. [1], 2-20 numbered leaves. Red morocco, gold-tooled binding signed by Emile Rousselle; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; red, green and yellow silk bookmark. The Treaty of Madrid signed 5 November 1630, which ended the war between England and Spain begun in 1625 as a result of a dispute between Charles I and Philip IV over the Palatinate. The war began badly for England with a disastrous naval expedition to Cadiz. Peace negotiations started in 1629 when Charles received the painter, Rubens, as the official envoy of the Spanish Netherlands. The Treaty of Madrid, signed in the following year, was greeted with scant enthusiasm by England's ally, the Netherlands, and by the English public; and in the Grand Remonstrance of 1641, Charles's opponents took him to task for 'the peace with Spain without consent of Parliament'. There are several editions of the treaty in several languages: Madrid 1630, Lima 1632, Madrid 1660 (all in Spanish - see Palau 43262-4); the English version appeared in two editions printed in London in 1630 (NSTC 9251 & 9251.3); a Dutch version was printed at Utrecht in 1631 (BL. Cat.) and a French version appeared at Brussels in 1660 (Palau 43265). This Portuguese translation is exceptionally rare.
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Book number: 17/025
GBP 800.00 [Appr.: EURO 890.75 US$ 1002.43 | JP¥ 107921]
Keywords: Treaty of Madrid treaties England Charles First Spain Philip Fourth antiquarian Portuguese

 
EUSTACE, JOHN CHETWODE.
A classical tour through Italy an. MDCCCII. Fourth edition. To this edition, carefully revised, corrected and amended, is added a description of the most remarkable excavations of Pompei subsequent to the author's tour, with a plan of that
ancient city, and references to the same, and moreover an itinerary of the posts on the principal roads, and a list of the most celebrated, and commodious inns throughout Italy. Leghorn: Printed and sold by Glaucus Masi, 1818. 12mo. 4 vols. Vol.1: xxiv, 486p. Vol.2: 508p. 10 engraved plans of churches in Rome. Vol.3: 629p. Folding engraved plan of Pompei. Vol.4: 512p. Quarter calf, speckled paper-covered boards, gold tooled spines; spines rubbed and some wear at corners and at head and foot of spines. Armorial bookplate of Mure of Caldwell. Eustace's tour of Italy took place in 1802 when he travelled with Philip Roche, Robert Rushbroke and John Cust (later Lord Brownlow, to whom the book is dedicated). "Publication was delayed by what the author called 'frequent avocations' and by other excursions in the intervening years. When it finally appeared, it had an immediate success and reached seven editions by 1841. The work presents a reasonable and well balanced account of all aspects of Italian life, though the author, who was a Catholic priest, is said to have repented later of some of his more liberal expressions of opinion." - R.S. Pine Coffin, Bibliography of British and American travel in Italy to 1860, 802/2.
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FIELDING, HENRY.
Amelia.
London: Printed for A. Millar, 1752 [1751]. 12mo. 4 vols. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt; slightly rubbed at joints and at top and bottom of spine. Some boards slightly loose and joints strengthened. Bookplate of Henry Francis Redhead Yorke. First edition of Amelia, Fielding's "favourite child", a novel of social protest and an experiment in new techniques, especially in irony and in subtle characterisation. Robert Alter argues that the novel pioneers "the masterful interlocking of separate lives through shared experience that gives Middlemarch such remarkable coherence. - "Fielding's problem novel" in his Fielding and the nature of the novel, pp.141-178. The Rothschild Library: a catalogue, 853. H. Fielding, Amelia, edited by M.C. Battestin (Appendix VII: Bibliographical descriptions, pp.583-4). ESTC t089846.
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FLACHAT, EUGÈNE & PETIET, JULES.
Calculs et tableaux sur l'avance du tiroir, les tuyaux d'échappement, les conduits de vapeur et de fumée dans les machines locomotives (extrait du Guide du mécanicien conducteur de machines locomotives), précédés d'une lettre à M. Arago,
Secrétaire Perpétuel de l'Académie des Sciences; par Eugène Flachat et Jules Petiet. Ingénieurs Civils. [Paris? 1839?] Small 8vo. xiii, 92p. Some spotting and a little damp-staining. New marbled boards cloth spine, new end papers. "Lettre à M. Arago" is dated "Paris, le 22 novembre 1839" and the second paragraph includes the information "Nos observations ont été faites sur cinquante machines des chemins de fer de Saint-Germain et de Versailles (rive droite), et, par conséquent, sur des locomotives spécialement affectées au transport des voyageurs." An early work of railway interest published only a couple of years after the inauguration (26 August 1837) of the first steam railway in France to operate for both freight and passengers (connnecting Paris and the town of St. Germain). Flachat was a distinguished civil engineer from Nîmes who in his youth had made a study of the London docks and had been involved in the planning of the Paris-St. Germain line. He was responsible for numerous publications on locomotive design, railway engineering, projects for new docks and railway lines (including the Simplon route through the Alps)
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