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Joannis Ph...
Born, I. von
Joannis Physiophili opuscula. Continent: monachologiam; accusationem physiophili, defensionem physiophili; anatomiam monachi. Collegit, edidit et praefatus est P. Aloysius Martius.
Augustae Vindelicorum [Augsburg], Sumtibus editoris, 1784. 8vo (20.4 x 13.3 cm). 12 ll., 117 pp., six engraved plates depicting several "species" of monks and their clothes and shoes. Later half calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original or contemporary endpapers.
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€500.00
The second, rare edition of the "Monachologia" satire by Ignaz Von Born
Pensées cr...
[Cartaud de La Vilate, F.]
Pensées critiques sur les mathematiques. Ou l'on propose divers préjugés contre ces sciences, à dessein d'en ébranler la certitude, & de prouver qu'elles ont peu contribué à la perfection des beaux arts.
Paris, Gabriel Valleyre fils, 1733. Small 8vo (16.1 x 9.3 cm). Half-title, title page with engraved vignette; [viii], 377, [iii] pp., several mathematical figures in the text. Contemporary full speckled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments rich gilt with floral patterns; small red, gilt-bordered morocco label with gilt short title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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€450.00
Rare polemic against French mathematicians, and mathematics in general
Le prototy...
Chastre, R. de la
Le prototype ou tres-parfait et analogique exemplaire de l'art chimicq; a la phisique ou philosophie de la science naturelle. Contenant les causes principes & demonstrations scientifiq; de la certitude dudit art.
Paris, J. A. Joallin, 1620. Small 8vo (10.2 x 15.8 cm). Title page, [vii], 136, [xiv] pp. Contemporary mottled calf. Spine with gilt lines and floral vignettes. Red morocco label with gilt short-title. Marbled endpapers. Red edges.
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€3,850.00
Extremely rare work on creating the Philosopher's Stone, by a French nobleman
D'une erre...
Chevreul, [M.] E.
D'une erreur de raisonnement très-fréquente dans les sciences du ressort de la philosophie naturelle qui concernent le concret, expliquée par les derniers écrits de M. E. Chevreul. [AND] Études des procédés de l'esprit humain dans la recherche de l'inconnu à l'aide de l'observation et de l'expérience, et du moyen de savoir s'il a trouvé l'erreur ou la verité, composé de trois mémoires. Premier mémoire. - La science devant la grammaire. Deuxième mémoire. - L'enseignement devant l'étude de la vision, avec deux planches. Troisième mémoire. - Explication de nombreux phénomènes qui sont une conséquence de la veillesse. [AND] Résumé d'une histoire de la matière depuis des philosophes grecs jusq'à Loivoisier inclusivement, avec quatorze planches, accompagnées de légendes.
Paris, Firmin-Didot [For the Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France], 1878. Large 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). 802 pp. [3-102; 1-327; 321-702]; 16 plates of which several coloured. Original blue printed boards.
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€500.00
Important thoughts of a nonagenarian
Specimen l...
Clauberg, J.
Specimen logicae Cartesianae, seu modus philosophandi ubi certa Cartesianorum veritatem inveniendi via ostenditur, & in quibusdam novae introductionis in philosophiam aulicam veritas paucis expenditur.
Lipsiae [Leipzig], Heraud. Frieder. Lanckis, 1689. 12mo (13.2 x 7.8 cm). Contemporary vellum with script title on the spine.
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€2,400.00
Less than ten copies known
Conseil po...
Formey, [J. H. S.]
Conseil pour former une bibliothèque peu nombreuse mais choisie. Troisième edition, corrigée et augmentée. Avec une notice des ouvrages de l'auteur.
Berlin, Haude et Spener, 1755. 8vo (17.5 x 10.8 cm). [viii], xxvi, 122, [ii] pp., with a small woodcut portrait on the title page, Sapere Aude . Several wood-engraved head and tail pieces. Contemporary full calf, Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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€375.00
The "ideal" library of only of 100 books
Théorie de...
Gama Machado, J. J. Da
Théorie des ressemblances, ou essai philosophique sur les moyens de déterminer les dispositions physiques et morales des animaux, d'après les analogies de formes, de robes et de couleurs.
Paris, Treutel et Würtz (1831), Fournier (1836-1844), J. Claye (1858). Four volumes in four. Large 4to/folio [30.0 x 22.7 (volumes 1-3)]; folio [34.5 x 26.3 cm (volume 4)]. All volumes with half title and title pages; 714 pp.; 54 (chromo-)lithographed plates, originally coloured or finished by hand. Contemporary full-pebbled morocco. Boards of volumes 1-3 rich gilt with floral patterns, adorned with various little gilt animals and scallops, and the initials G. S. (George Sand); rich gilt inner dentelles. Spines with four raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt title, volume number, and George Sand's maxim, "Patience et persevèrance". Silken, iridescent endpapers. All edges gilt. Volume four in near identical binding, however spine without motto, boards with double gilt border, edges with simple gilt line, plain endpapers and edges.
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€16,000.00
George Sand's copy - with here initials - a very rare complete set
Nova demon...
Grandami, J.
Nova demonstratio immobilitatis terrae petita ex virtut magnetica. Demonstratio immobilitatis terrae. Terra in aeternum stat. Aequivaletia longitudinum. Meridianus universalis sine declinatione.
La Flèche, George Griveau, 1645. Small 4to (20.0 x 15.3 cm). Engraved title page, [vi], 162 pp. [1-24; 33-170]; six engraved plates (of which three larger, folded), 23 (groups of) large, engraved text illustrations (some occupying a whole page), one table in the text. Early to mid-19th century polished quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and ornaments, and two red morocco labels with gilt title and date. Red edges.
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€2,900.00
Hard to disprove: Earth does NOT move
Les provin...
[Pascal, Blaise]. "Montalte, Louis de"
Les provinciales ou lettres escrites par Louis de Montalte à un provincial de ses amis et aux RR. PP. Jésuites: sur le sujet de la morale, & de la politique de ces pères. [First edition].
"Cologne" [Paris], Pierre de la Vallée, [1656-]1657. 4to (23.0 x 17.2 cm). pp. i-xiii [title and Notice (in first state)]; 1-8 (1st letter); 1-8 (2nd); 1-8 (answer from the Provincial and 3rd letter); 1-8 (4th); 1-8 (5th); 1-8 (6th); 1-8 (7th); 1-8 (8th); 1-8 (9th); 1-8 (10th); 1-8 (11th); 1-8 (12th); 1-8 (Refutation of response of 12th letter); 1-8 (13th); 1-8 (14th); 1-8 (15th); 1-12 (16th); 1-8 (17th); 1-12 (18th). Fine full red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine lettering, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt, elaborately gilt blind-tooled inner dentelles, engraved armorial book plate on front board.
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€6,800.00
PMM, 140: "The first example of French prose as we know it today", by Blaise Pascal.
Della nuov...
Patrizi, F.
Della nuova geometria di Franc. Patrici. Libri XV.
Ferrara, Vittorio Baldini, 1587. Small 4to (20.0 x 15.0 cm). Title page with engraved vignette; [vi], 218, [i] pp.; numerous text illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum with handwritten title in an old hand on the spine.
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€15,000.00
"The turning point and dividing line between ancient and modern geometry" First edition of Patrizi's work on geometry - in fine condition
Idealis um...
[Sabbathier, E.]
Idealis umbra sapientiae generalis.
Paris, Mmme Jablier, 1679. Very small folio (17.2 x 12.3 cm). Title page (printed strips, mounted, as issued) and 24 printed and partly engraved oblong sheets, mounted. Contemporary blind marbled wrappers.
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€4,600.00
An extremely rare and unusual kabbalistic work