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Deutsches Theatrum Chemicum

Deutsches Theatrum Chemicum

Roth-Scholtz, Friedrich Roth-Schlotz, Friedrich (Editor; 1687-1736). Chemie, Alchemie. "Deutsches Theatrum Chemicum, Auf welchem der berühmtesten Philosophen und Alchymisten Schriften, Die von dem Stein der Weisen, von Verwandelung der Schlechten Metallen in bessere, von Edelgesteinen, von Kräutern, von Thieren, von Gesund- und Sauer-Brunnen . Vorgestellet werden durch . Roth-Scholtzen". Nürnberg: Felsecker (Erben), 1732. 12mo. 960 S., 2 Kupferporträte (John Dee; 1527, London - 1608, Mortlake-Surrey - ein englischer Mathematiker, Astronom, Astrologe, Geograph und Mystiker vor der Seite 1 und Edward Kelley, auch Kelly; 1555, Worcester - 1597, Most, Tschechien - war ein englischer Alchemist und Spiritist vor der Seite 561), 3 Holzschnitt-Wappen. OLdr. aus der Zeit mit Titelschild auf der Rücken. Enthält alchemistische Schriften von Roger Bacon, Edward Kelley, Antonio de Abbatius und anderen, u.a. über den Stein der Weisen und die Goldherstellung, erschienen bei Felsecker, 1731: XXXI. Rogerii Baconis . Chymisch- und Philosophische Schrifften: Radix Mundi oder Wurtzel der Welt. Medulla Alchimiae, darinnen Vom Stein der Weisen, und von den vornehmsten Tincturen des Goldes, Vitriols und Antimonii, gahandelt wird. Tractat vom Golde. Tractat von der Tinctur und Oel des Vitriols. Tractat von . des Animonii. Send-Schreiben . von der Richtigkeit der falschen Magiae . XXXII. Gloria Mundi, Sonsten Paradeiß-Taffel. Alethopili Philosophische Betrachtung Von Verwandlung Der Metallen. Warnungs-Vorrede wider die Sophisten und Betrüger. Johannis Ticinensis . Johannis Ticinensis eines Böhmischen Priesters Chymische Schriften. Anthonii De Abbatia . ausgefertigtes Send-Schreiben von dem Stein der Weisen. . Anthonii De Abbatia Epistolae Duae, Scrutatoribus Artis Chymicae Mandatae. Edouardi Kellaei . Buch von dem Stein der Weisen. Edouardi Kellaei . Via Humida. Aula Lucis, Oder: das Hauß des Lichts durch S. N. ***. - Einband mit kl. Wurmlöchlein, sonst sauber und sehr gut erhalten.
  • $1,406
  • $1,406
Jan Masaryk. A Personal Memoir

Jan Masaryk. A Personal Memoir

[Ian Fleming association] BRUCE LOCKHART, [Sir] R.H. [Military history /politics / espionage] LIMITED EDITION. One of five hundred copies. Quarto (27 x 20cm), pp.viii;80; [4], printed on hand-made cream wove paper, title and colophon printed in two colours. With fine colour illustration of the Masaryk Memorial Medal, 1948. Original full blue buckram, gilt, t.e.g., illustrated dust-wrapper priced £1, 10s, 0d. A stylish and expensive book for the time. Contents clean. A fine copy in near fine wrapper with small scuff to front panel. An elegant production from the publishing house run by Ian Fleming (renamed Queen Anne Press shortly after this release). Later owned by Fleming's bibliographer Jon Gilbert (also published by QAP). A record of their wartime friendship. Bruce Lockhart was a British diplomat, journalist, author, and secret agent. He was posted to Moscow with agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies'). His 1932 book Memoirs of a British Agent became an international best-seller, chronicling his experiences in Russia in 1918 following the Bolshevik Revolution. Masaryk was the Foreign Minister of the Czechoslovakian Government-in-exile who made regular BBC broadcasts from London to occupied Czechoslovakia. Masaryk's wartime speeches made him a national hero. Following liberation of his country, he remained Foreign Minister during the volatile immediate post-war years, with Czech communism on the rise, and the country's dealing of arms to Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In March 1948 Masaryk was found dead in his pyjamas, having fallen from his balcony. The Ministry of the Interior claimed it was suicide but it was widely assumed he was murdered at the behest of the nascent Communist government. A 1968 investigation could not exclude murder, and an inquest following dissolution of Czechoslovakia concluded that he had been executed. Gilbert, pp.638, 663.
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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

García Marquez, Gabriel Signed limited first English edition of García Marquez's ode to the persistence of romantic memory. Gorgeously designed edition of the author's acclaimed novel, first published in Spanish in 1985. The English translation was praised by Thomas Pynchon to the utmost reaches of superlative adjectives, and was the recipient of less frenzied but still glowing compliments from Michiko Kakutani. García Marquez's theme - romantic love that never fades, vows never broken; or, seen another way, the nightmare impossibility of permanently dismissing a determined suitor - struck Pynchon as "revolutionary," though his judgment that working in "love's vernacular" is a "daring step for any writer" may raise eyebrows among those familiar with genres and modes of writing in which these themes and treatments have never fallen out of fashion. García Marquez himself once said, with perhaps greater perception, that the revolutionary part of writing consists simply of doing it well: and he did. A beautiful copy of this signed limited US edition, which preceded the UK edition by several months. 9.25'' x 6.25''. Original quarter pink cloth with black cloth boards, gilt-stamped spine. In original decorative black lace-printed mylar protective jacket. With original yellow and black slipcase. Bright pink endpapers, fore-edge machine deckle. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. [10], 348, [4] pages. Signed by Garcia Marquez at colophon and numbered 107 of 350 signed and numbered copies of the first edition. Bright, sharp, clean, and tight overall. Fine in fine jacket and slipcase.
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  • $5,000
La Ligne de Coeur. Revue mensuelle. First series

La Ligne de Coeur. Revue mensuelle. First series, No. 1 (November 1925) through 12 (Mars 1928) and Second series, No. I (Mai 1933) through V (Mai 1935) (all published)

A complete run in 17 total issues of the rare avant-garde literary journal. Octavo (8 x 5 5/8 and 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Original pictorial wrappers (first series) and original printed self-wrappers (second series). Covers of first issue detached, small loss to front cover of second issue, overall very good. Nantes: self-published, 1925-1928 and 1933-1935. This collection comprises a rare complete run of the literary avant-garde journal edited by Julien Lanoë (1904-1983), French writer and industrialist, and President of the Society of Friends of Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes from 1936 to 1970. Issues of the first series range from 62 to 72 pages, and the second series from 8 to 16 pages. The issues are comprised of prose and poetry, with contributions from Jacques Maritain, Maurice Fombeure, Robert Garric, Jean Cocteau, Marc Boasson, Constantin Balmont, Max Jacob, Jean-Marie Terrien, Henri Barbot, Léon Bloy, Roger Lesbats, Georges Hugnet, Claude Cahun, Victor-Emile Michelet, Maurice Sachs, Louis Émié, Pierre Menanteau, André de la Perrine, Jules Supervielle, André Salmon, Gabriel Marcel, Jean Aurenche, Philippe Thual, Alfredo Gangotena, Paul Sabon, Louis Guilloux, Pierre Colle, Edward Millpotts, Pierre Reverdy, Giorgio de Chirico, Georges Syam, André Gaillard, and others. Issue no. 4 contains the first printing of an important and often-quoted article by Claude Cahun, titled "Carnaval en chambre". In the brief four-page essay, she deals with the theme of the mask in art and society. Scarce; as of April 2024, OCLC shows holdings at four North American libraries, not all of which are complete runs.
  • $2,500
  • $2,500
Contemporary Manuscript Copy Of The Quadruple Alliance Treaty Of 1718

Contemporary Manuscript Copy Of The Quadruple Alliance Treaty Of 1718

(QUADRUPLE ALLIANCE TREATY OF 1718) (QUADRUPLE ALLIANCE TREATY OF 1718). AM. 71 pg. 7" x 14". August 2, 1718. London. A contemporary manuscript copy of the Quadruple Alliance Treaty of 1718. This copy is believed to be that of William Wake, Archbishop to Canterbury and one of the signatories to the original treaty. This document also includes the signature of "Georgius R". British King George I was one of several Western European royal leaders that was a party to this treaty, which launched war against Spain. In 1713, the Peace of Utrecht had ended the War of Spanish Succession upon the king of Spain, Philip V to retain the Spanish throne in exchange for renouncing the French throne and holdings in modern-day Italy to Hapsburg Austria. However, by 1717, the Spanish monarchy desired to expand and successfully seized Sardinia in October 1717, followed by an invasion of Sicily the next year. In response, Great Britain, France, the Dutch Republic, and Hapsburg Austria created the Quadruple Alliance, which this treaty codified. Written in Latin and signed in London, the Treaty of London was a mutual defense pact between these four powers with the goal of restoring the pre-1717 boundaries in Western Europe. Signatories included King George I of Great Britain, King Charles VI of the Holy Roman Empire, and King Louis XV of France. Over the next two years, a world war broke part between Spain and the Quadruple Alliance, which included a failed Irish invasion of Great Britain sponsored by Spain, a failed Spanish invasion of Brittany France, the French capture of Spanish Pensacola, and an Austrian attack on Spanish forces in Sicily, among other theaters of war. In the end, the conflict ended with the Treaty of The Hague on February 17, 1720, which resulted in Spain ceding all territory gained since 1717 in exchange for France returning Spanish territory it captured. This conflict is notable for the final alliance between Britain and France until the 19th century, for France subsequently allied with Spain in the Bourbon Compact. Spain would regain Sicily during the War of Polish Succession in 1735. This copy is written in Latin, folio on gilt edged paper, and sewn together in book form. It is in good condition, though the binding is aged.
  • $750
Codex legum antiquarum

Codex legum antiquarum

LINDENBROG, Friedrich. FIRST EDITION. Folio. pp. [xxiv] 1570 [ii]. Roman letter. Engraved vignette incorporating the Imperial Eagle on title, printer's woodcut device at end, woodcut initials and headpieces. Some leaves a bit browned, a few rust spots. A very good, well-margined copy in contemporary Dutch vellum over boards, covers with central blindstamped arabesque, spine in 6 compartments, lacking ties. Acquisition note of Prof. L Van de Poll of Utrecht, 28 March 1692 in lower corner of title, 19th-c armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield at Shirburn castle inside upper cover, their armorial blindstamp to first two leaves. First edition of Lindenbrog's substantial juridical work. Lindenbrog (1573-1648) studied under Scaliger at Leiden. He travelled widely in England, France, and Italy, before returning to his native country to practice law. He was a prolific author and successful lawyer, and later also a canon of Hamburg Cathedral. The present work is a compendium of legal history focussing on the Holy Roman Empire and combines such sources as St. Ansegisus and Benedictus Levita. It covers diverse aspects of the law, including: the respective rights of men and women, marriage, inheritance, legitimate and bastard offspring, criminal law including homicide, laws affecting priests, bishops and the administration of the sacraments, Jews and conversion as well as more everyday provisions touching vicious dogs, animals, butchers and fishmongers, places of worship and court procedure. It incorporates the laws of the Visigoths and of Naples and several German principalities; and the edicts of Theodoric. An interesting compendium in a nice contemporary binding. BM Ger. L751; Brunet III, p. 1082 "Ouvrage estimé, et dont les exemplaires se trouvent difficilement"; Graesse IV, 213; Wellcome 3808; not in Adams.
  • $1,872
  • $1,872
THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND During the Reigns of Queen Mary and King James VI Til His Accession of the Crown of England With a Review of the Scotch History Previous to that Period: And an Appendix Containing Original Papers

THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND During the Reigns of Queen Mary and King James VI Til His Accession of the Crown of England With a Review of the Scotch History Previous to that Period: And an Appendix Containing Original Papers

Robertson William 2 volumes. Early Edition. 8vo, in very handsome full contemporary polished calf, the boards framed in double-ruled gilt, the spines with gilt hatched raised bands between compartments ornately gilt tooled in a floral and vine motif within gilt stippled borders, contrasting red and green morocco labels attractively gilt tooled and lettered. viii, 437, errata and ad; 260, 118, [1], 39, errata, [30 index] pp. A very handsome set, the text especially clean and fresh, some very small worm holes in the very lower margin of Vol. I not affecting the text, generous margins. The calf is handsome and well preserved, a little splitting to the lower joint of Vol. II, the text blocks clean, the cords and bindings strong and sound. RARE EARLY EDITION AND AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME SET IN FULLY ORIGINAL CONDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST MAJOR PUBLISHED WORK, and the first of the "Histories" for which he is best remembered. Robertson was a historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. He made He made significant contributions to the writing of Scottish history, as well as that of Spain and the Americas. THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND was his first, and arguably most notable, historical work. Extremely popular in his own time, later editions are plentiful but copies such as this in original binding are actually quite scarce and very seldom encountered in commerce.
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[Librairie. Réglementation du Livre].

[Librairie. Réglementation du Livre].

Ensemble 116 pièces sous chemise, pièce de titre manuscrite. Importante collection de publications éphémères (arrêts, mémoires, jugements etc.) qui offre un exemple remarquable de la réglementation des livres et son contournement aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles.« La librairie française est soumise au régime de la censure préalable exercée par la direction de la Librairie. Ce service dépend du chancelier qui rend compte directement au roi. La censure après parution, prononcée par le Conseil d?État ou par divers tribunaux, se manifeste par une condamnation publique et l?envoi au bûcher des livres prohibés dont la vente est interdite sous peine de lourdes sanctions. (?) La multiplication des éditions clandestines et des contrefaçons étrangères conduit à la mise en place en 1709 par l?abbé Jean-Paul Bignon ? que son oncle le chancelier Louis Phélypeaux de Pontchartrain avait nommé directeur de la Librairie en 1699 ?, du système dit de la permission tacite. (?) De 1750 à 1800, il est probable que plus de la moitié des livres français ont été publiés hors de France. Près des deux tiers des livres imprimés l?ont été sans privilège ni permission tacite, voire en violation d?une interdiction. Le pouvoir royal s?efforce de s?assurer le monopole d?une censure que revendiquent aussi la Sorbonne, l?Église catholique et les parlements. Cette rivalité gêne la politique des directeurs de la Librairie qui, en général, sont plutôt ouverts aux idées nouvelles. » (BnF, La Censure des livres et son contournement au 18e siècle par Michèle Sacquin).Citons à titre d'exemples parmi la centaine de pièces réunies : Jugement rendu par M. Hérault, lieutenant général de police, et les conseillers au présidial du Châtelet, commissaires du conseil en cette partie, qui condamne plusieurs particuliers du carcan et au bannissement, pour avoir établi une imprimerie clandestine et y avoir imprimé plusieurs ouvrages prohibés, scandaleux et contraires à la religion (Paris, Mariette, 1736) ; Arrest du conseil d'état du Roi, concernant les contrefaçons de livres, soit antérieures au présent arrêt, soit celles qui seraient faites en contravention des défenses portées audit arrêt (Lille, Péterinck-Cramé, 1777) ; Arrêt du conseil d'Etat qui condamne à une amende la Vve Valade et le sieur Prault, imprimeurs, pour avoir eu dans leurs imprimeries des compagnons imprimeurs sans billets de congé (Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1786) ; Arrêt du conseil d'Etat qui condamne les compagnons imprimeurs des imprimeries Didot jeune, Chardon et Vve Valade à faire sous peine de prison des excuses aux officiers de la chambre syndicale des imprimeurs et libraires (Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1786) ; Arrest du Conseil. qui déclare bonne et valable une saisie de livre faite à Nanci sur un colporteur sans qualité (Paris, Simon, 1785) ; Arrêt du conseil d'Etat portant règlement pour l'entrée des livres venant à Paris des pays étrangers (Paris, Langlois, 1738) ; Arrêt du Conseil d'Etat, qui ordonne la suppression de l'imprimerie établie à l'Hôtel de la Guerre à Versailles, et sa réunion à l'Imprimerie Royale (Paris, Desprez, 1775) ; Mémoire à consulter pour les libraires associés à l'Encyclopédie (contre le sieur Luneau de Boisjermain, un des souscripteurs, Paris, De l'imprimerie de Le Breton, 1770) ; Arrest du Conseil. qui ordonne que le sieur Allemand, libraire à Marseille, sera interdit de ses fonctions (Paris, Simon, 1778) ; Mémoire pour Jean-Augustin Grangé, imprimeur-libraire, accusé, contre M. le procureur du roi, accusateur ; Arrêt du Conseil d?Etat du Roy qui déclare la Veuve de Pierre-Jaceques Bienvenu, Marchand Libraire, en mille livres d?amende, et la déclare déchue pour toujours de la faculté d?exercer la Librairie pour avoir fait imprimer furtivement des ouvrages prohibés et contraires aux bonnes moeurs (Imprimerie Mariette, 1747) ; Arrêt du conseil d'état qui ordonne que les feuilles imprimées, les brochures et autres ouvrages prohibés saisis chez la Veuve Bienvenu et chez Claude-Nicolas Delormel, libraires à Paris, seront et demeureront confisqués (Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1746).
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  • $10,346
Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards. Interspersed with Anecdotes of

Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards. Interspersed with Anecdotes of, and Occasional Observations on the Music of Ireland. Also, an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Musical Instruments of the Ancient Irish. And an Appendix, Biographical and Other Papers, with Select Irish Melodies.

WALKER (Joseph) FIRST LONDON EDITION. 4to, 264 x 197 mms., pp. [iv] v - xii, 166, 124, engraved portrait frontispiece of Cormac Common, engraved head and tailpiece, several engravings in text, engraved plate at end of text block, attractively bound in contemporary mottled calf, with elaborate gilt borders to a floral motif, enclosing a triple gilt rectangular border, with a fan motif at each corner, spine gilt in compartments ( but faded), morocco label; bound without the two pages of music as an appendix, perhaps deliberately, with the binder having neatly excised the catchword and repaired the damage to the paper. Brian Boydell, writing in New Grove, asserts that the Irish antiquary, Joseph Cooper Walker (1761 - 1810), in his book, "though written in a turgid and verbose style, [it] includes much information not available elsewhere, particularlry in relation to the haper Turlouigh Carolan. Five poems and seven airs by Carolan are included in a chapter on his life. It also includes a highly fanciful essay by William Beauford, The Poetical Accents of the Irish, which sought to prove that a system of musical notation was in use in Ireland in the 11th and 12th centuries. In all, 43 Irish airs are included, providing one of the early sources of native Irish music, and a stimulus to its study, which was to bear fruit shortly afterwards in the work of Edward Bunting." Boydell's remarks are not that different in kind from those in the Monthly Review for December 1787: "The present rage for antiquities in Ireland surpasses that of any other nation in Europe. The Welsh who have no contemptible opinion of the antiquity of their poetry and music are left among the children of the earth by Mr. Walker and the writers of the Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis. Indeed, there is no antiquity short of the creation that can justify these authors." Morris, H. B. (2004). Joseph Cooper Walker, Esq. (C. 1761-1810), A Forgotten Irish Bard: A Dissection of His Advertisement as a Map to His Melodies. Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal, 5(1).
  • $1,103
  • $1,103
Advice to Mothers

Advice to Mothers, on the Best Means of Promoting the Health, Strength, Beauty, and Intellectual Improvement of their Offspring; With Instructions Respecting their own Health and Happiness . Interspersed with much original and interesting Matter.

BAILLIE (J,) 8vo, 208 x 127 mms., pp. 318. BOUND WITH: Wesley, John. Primitive Physic: or, an Easy and Natural Method of Curing most Diseases. Burslem: Printed by J. Tregortha, 1812. 8vo (in 4s), pp. 103 [104 blank], followed by six leaves y intended for another medical work. 2 volumes in 1, bound in contemporary sheepskin, black leather label. Two scarce provincially-printed medical books, bound (possibly from the parts, given inscription about binding) in a volume and presented by a Lancashire mother, Penelope Vavasour, to her daughter Julia in the year the latter gave birth to her second child. T he first work is in two sections. The first section concerns itself with matters more physical, with chapters on conduct during pregnancy, a section on childbirth, and proper food for infants; the second with matters more spiritual, with chapters on the origin of pride and vanity, the choice of toys, and books. Library Hub records 2 copies, at the BL and NLS, while Worldcat adds 4 more, 3 of which are in New York: Columbia,NYPL, SUNY, and Virginia. The second work is a reprint of John Wesley's 1747 medical guide printed in the Staffordshire town of Burslem. Library Hub records just a single copy, in the Wellcome Collection, to which Worldcat adds 2 copies, both in the United States: the National Library of Medicine and Wesleyan College, Georgia. To the rear are bound the contents leaves and a leaf from the introduction of an edition of William Buchan's Domestic Medicine; given the similarities in paper and print with the pages that immediately precede it, it seems likely to be from Tregortha's 1812 Burslem-printed edition (two American institutions only in Worldcat), and therefore possibly appended by accident in the print-shop.
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  • $1,471
The Life of Dr. Sanderson

The Life of Dr. Sanderson, Late Bishop of Lincoln. Written by Izaak Walton. to which is added, Some short Tracts of Cases of Conscience, written by the said Bishop

SANDERSON (Robert) . WALTON (Isaac) FIRST EDITION. 12mo, 175 x 108 mms., pp. [240], recently and unsympathetically recased in quarter buckram, marbled boards; lacks portrait. A Calvinist, Bishop Robert Sanderson, (1587-1663) made an impact his contemporaries, including Charles I, as Walton records, "I carry my ears to hear other Preachers', said the king, 'but I carry my Conscience to hear Mr. Sanderson, and to act accordingly." ONDB records, "A doctrinal Calvinist, Sanderson had tried to resolve the controversy created by Richard Mountague's books in the mid-1620s by offering a slight alteration of the sublapsarian doctrine of predestination. Nevertheless, he insisted that the Church of England held that divine act of election was entirely gratuitous and to suggest otherwise was 'quarter-Pelagian and Arminian novelty' (Works, 5.277). Marginal notes condemning the Arminians and 'their Semipelagian subtilties' continued to appear in all editions of his sermons until 1657, and vigorous efforts in the late 1650s by Henry Hammond, Thomas Pierce, and others to change his mind had little success. Sanderson's soteriology, his denunciations of usury and idleness, and his support for the reformation of manners show that he had much in common with puritans. Izaak Walton's biography of Sanderson wholly ignores his Calvinism, his agreement with puritans on many issues, and his quarrels with Hammond and the churchmanship that Hammond and his friends represented. However, throughout his long career he rejected puritan arguments against ceremonies, probably in part because of his observation of the actions of John Cotton and his followers at nearby Boston. Sanderson, deeply concerned to retain protestant unity against Rome, was an anti-puritan in the Whitgiftian mould, an excellent example of the way 'that even men who shared great tracts of ideological terrain with the Puritans could end up hating them with a passion' (Lake, 115)." I suspect that the number of scholars who would be familiar with and under stand the issues, doctrines, and beliefs in those few sentencdes would be very feew.
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Épreuve du Premier Alphabeth Droit et Penché

Épreuve du Premier Alphabeth Droit et Penché, ornée de Quadres et de Cartouches.

LUCE (Louis) 32mo (106 x 65 mm), 8ff. early MS. notes to front fly-leaf, marbled endpapers, full contemporary red morocco, small gilt dot tool to corners of both upper and lower board, smooth spine ruled in gilt a lettered direct, turn-in and board edges tooled in gilt, some minor rubbing otherwise a fine copy, housed in a green quarter morocco slip-case. A fine copy of this rare specimen of microscopic type. This specimen presents Luce's "Perle" type in roman and italic (4 point), the smallest type cut to that date. This small specimen contains 3 pages composed exclusively of ornaments, and each page is printed within rules and vignettes. Louis René Luce (c.1695?1774) Type designer, punchcutter and engraver at the Imprimerie Royale, from about 1740 until 1770. He was the third royal engraver of this name, preceded by his father-in-law Alexandre, who had succeeded Philippe Grandjean. "One of the greatest achievements of Louis Luce was his cutting the character which he named "La Perle," which was the smallest body that had ever been cut or cast. [he issued this] specimen of his microscopic type, both Roman and italic, which was cut in emulation of the celebrated Sedanoise editions. Although much smaller, it is nevertheless superior."Bigmore & Wyman. In 1773 all of Luce's work, i.e., 7 typefaces, 8 sets of initial caps, some vignettes, some ornaments, and 15 "poetic" typefaces, were purchased by special command of Louis XV for 100,000 Livres. Provenance: Two bookplates to front endpapers: Ex-libris Le Mis. de Biencourt; "Ex-libris Biencourt-Poncins." Audin, no. 3 ; Birrell and Garnett, p. 16 ; cf. Bigmore and Wyman I, 446. Brunet III, 1204, Graesse IV, 277.
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  • $4,606