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Lettres de sainte Thérèse.traduites de l’espagnol en françois Par feue la Révérende Mere Marie-Marguerité de Maupeou, dite Thérèse de Saint Joseph, Religieuse & Prieure du Couvent des Carmelites de saint Denis. avec des remarques et notes théologiques, historiques, critiques. Tome second. Vol 2 only (of 2).

TERESA OF JESUS, St. With ornamental woodcut at the beginning. XL-452 pp., (1) leaf privilege du Roi. 4to (258 x 195 mm). Contemporary red morocco, back in compartments richly adorned with little golden flowers, triple golden fillets with vase of flowers at the four corners, in the center upper cover large Medici vase decorated with flowers struck in gold in a crown, probably with the large coat of arms of Thérèse de Maupéou- Coignet de la Thuilerie in center of lower cover, corner gilt with vase of flowers, marbled end-papers, e.g., unidentified exlibris. Paris, Veuvre Mazières & J.B. Garnier, 1748. First edition of only vol. 2 (vol. 1 was already published in 1660), offered here in a beautiful binding. Probably from the library of the born Thérèse de Roncherolles (1725-1752), cousin of the translator and wife of René-Nicolas de Maupéou, Lord Chancellor of France (1714-1792) during the reign of Louix XV. Saint Teresa of Avila, also called of Jesus (1515-1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic. and installed at the Carmelite convent permanetly. Bernini created in the middle of the 17th century in Rome his famous "Ecstasy of Saint Teresa " in white marble. According to Barbier and Brunet the first volume of this "Lettres" appeared in 1660 translated by Fr. Pelicot. A new translation was then done in 1753 by Ch.-P. Chappe de Ligny. This present volume comprises 95 letters by Saint Teresa of Avila. The work is dedicated to Marie Leczinska (Queen of France, 1703-1768).- A nice copy. - Barbier II, 1261; Brunet V, 804; cf. BN (also only vol. 2). RELIGION / THEOLOGY ; BINDINGS ;
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Constitutiones societatis Iesu Cum earum Declarationibus.

LOYOLA, IGNATIUS OF, St.). Fine engraved architectural title with Jesuit device, woodcut initials. 309, (2), (70) pp. 8vo (168 x 113 mm). Early 18th-century brown morocco, spine gilt with gilt lettering, triple gilt fillet around sides, gilt outer and inner dentelles, e.g. (exlibris SJ and small stamp on first flyleaf). Rome, In Collegio eiusdem Societatis, 1583. Bernard Quaritch writes on this edition in his The Society of Jesus 1548-1773, no. 95 (1996):" From the place in Sommervogel's chronological listing we deduce that this edition is the first printing of the authoritative final recension of the Latin text". The present collection in 10 parts contains the rules for the organization, activity and official of the order, prescribed mass celebrations and prayer times, rules for missions and other ministries, and a letter from Ignatius about the virtue of obedience (1553), as well as the oath "Formula votorum simplicium". The Constitutions were primarily the work of Ignatius with the help of his secretary, Juan Alfonso de Polanco. Polanco was almost entirely responsible for the translation of the Constitutions from Spanish into Latin (O'Malley, p. 7). The Society of Jesus was founded in 1534 by Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), approved by the Church in 1540, and elected Ignatius as its first General in 1541.- Slightly browned, mostly at the beginning, otherwise a nice copy. - De Backer/Sommervogel V, 77; Carayon 223; cf. STC, (Italian), 348; Simon, Bibliografia de la literatura hispanica, 486; not in in Adams or Palau. JESUITS ; RELIGION / THEOLOGY ;
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Ailianou peri zoon idiotetos biblia 17 [Graece]. De natura animalium libri XVII. Cum animadversionibus Conradi Gessneri, et Danielis Wilhelmi Trilleri: curante Abrahamo Gronovio, Qui et suas Adnotationes adjecit. 2 vols.

AELIANUS, Claudius. With engr. title- and end- vignette, woodcut ornaments. Greek and Latin parallel text throughout. XIV, XXVII, (36), 603, (1); (605)-1128, (86) pp. 4to. Contemporary decorative red morocco, backs gilt in compartments, inner gilt dentelles, triple gilt fillets on border, marbled endpapers, g.e. London, excudit G. Bowyer, sumptibus Societas ad Litera Romovendas Institutae, 1744. First edition of this collection on zoology by Claudius Aelianus (c. 170-235), pontifex of Praeneste, and later Stoic philosopher and teacher of rhetoric at Rome under the Severi. He prefered to write in Greek, and the original text of De Natura Animalium is in that language. The Latin translation was done at a time when Latin seemed a reasonably universal language, and probably was used already by Gesner, Aelian applies the Stoic concept that underlying universal reason exists in all animal creation, to his analysis of human behavior as manifested in different historical characters. "An excellent and sample edition" (Dibdin I, 232). This London edition is based on the first critical edition by Conrad Gesner (1516-1565), and contains commentaries by D. W. Triller (1694-1775). He includes here for the first time some of Gesner's notes on Aelianus not published in his 1556 edition. Editor was the Dutch physician Abraham Gronovius (1695-1775). At least 20 editions were published between 1744 and 1760, a.o. in Basel (1750) and Tübingen (1768). -A beautifully fresh and crisp wide-margined copy in a full red morocco binding. - Brunet I, 61; Schweiger I, 2. CLASSICS ; HISTORY ; SCIENCE: ZOOLOGY ; SCIENCE:MEDICINE ;
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Mathematik. Ein Auszug aus dem ersten Theile seiner Elementa Matheseos Universae, . ins Deutsche übersetzt . durch Joseph Nagel, . worinn die Rechenkunst, Geometrie, Trigonometrie, Algebra . enthalten ist.

WOLF(F), Christian (Johann) von. With 17 engr. folding plates. XVIII, 546 pp. Contemp. red morocco, gilt supralibros of Empress Maria Theresa, gilt floral borders, outer edges and spine gilt, all edges gilt. Vienna, Johann Thomas Edler von Trattner, 1777. Excerpts from Wolff's "Elementa matheseos universae", first published in 2 volumes on 1713-15, enlarged to 5 volumes in 1730-41. It was the more scientific counterpart of Wolff's famous "Anfangsgründe aller mathematischen Wissenschaften". Christian Johann von Wolff (1679-1754) from Breslau, a leading figure of the German enlightenment, was Professor of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Halle University. Distinguished copy with the arms of Empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780), Archduchess of Austria, daughter of Emperor Charles VI, wife of Emperor Francis I Stephen, mother of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. This book was later in the library of Albert of Saxe-Teschen (1728-1823), with printed Albertina shelf-label A 37/ P 3/ No. 39 on inner front cover. The Duke was founder of the Albertina in Vienna, and married to Marie Christine (d. 1798), daughter of Maria Theresa. - Gottwald, Lex. bedeutender Mathematiker, (1990), 496 ("hat . mit seinen weitverbreiteten Lehrbüchern . bedeutenden Einfluss auf die mathematische Lehrweise an den deutschen Universitäten und darüber hinaus genommen"); cf. Poggendorff II, 1355; Mass, Zahl und Gewicht, Cat. Wolfenbüttel (1989), p. 34-35 (". die das Beste enthält, das Wolff . auf mathematischem Gebiet zu sagen hatte"). SCIENCE: MATHEMATICS ;
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Un souvenir de Solferino. Ne se vend pas.

DUNANT, J(ean) Henry. With 1 double-page map of Solferino and environs. 2 leaves, 115 pp. 4to. Modern boards, orig. wrappers mounted (slightly dust-soiled). Geneva, Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1862. First edition, privately printed and not for sale, of this important document which led to the founding of the Red Cross. In summer 1859, Henry Dunant (1828-1910), travelled in northern Italy, seat of a cruel war, and was an eye-witness to appalling scenes of bloodshed at the battle of Solferino. In his book he summarizes his distressing experience of seeing wounded soldiers left to perish on the battlefield for lack of medical assistance. He stresses the need to constitute a permanent society for the aid of war casualties. The idea began to take shape in February 1863, when the "Société Genevoise d'Utilité Publique" set up a committee of five members, including Dunant, to consider his proposal. Two international conferences were held in Geneva in October 1863 and 1864, which resulted in the first Geneva convention, an international agreement for the care of wounded soldiers, the proper treatment of prisoners of war and the civilian population, and the protection of Red Cross activities in the field. It was adopted and signed by 14 European countries.- A good copy. - PMM 350; Garrison/Morton 2166; Waller 2639; Hook/Norman 670; Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates (1990), 1945; Borst 2821; Weigelt, Les éditions Fick (1936), no. 89; En français dans le texte: Dix siècles de lumières par le livre (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1990), 284; cf. François, Le berceau de la Croix-Rouge (1918). RED CROSS ;
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Das Merkwürdigste aus der malerischen Reise in Brasilien.

RUGENDAS, Moritz (or Johann Maurice). With 40 lithographed plates. 51 pp. Folio (360 x 260 mm). Contemp. half calf, back richly gilt (slightly rubbed). Schaffhausen, J. Brodtmann, 1836. (Bound with:) DUMONT D'URVILLE, (Jules-Sébastian-César). Entdeckungsreise der französischen Corvette Astrolabe, unternommenden auf Befehl König Carls X. in den Jahren 1826-1827-1828-1829. Text- and atlas in 1 vol. Printed title, lithographed title, and 60 lithogr. plates. 118 pp., 2 pp. index. Folio. Schaffhausen, J. Brodtmann, (1836). Ad I: A famous pictorial travel account on Brazil at the beginning of the 19th century consisting of 6 parts. The first part is a description in German printed in two columns, and the other five parts are each a collection of fine lithographed plates on the following topics: Landscapes of Brazil, views of Rio de Janeiro, portraits and costumes of the Indians, manners and customs of the Indians, portraits and costumes of the Negroes and life and costumes of the Negroes. The two last parts also contain an elaborate study on the slave trade with its inhuman conditions on the slave ships, registration processes by the authorities and the slave markets. Further depictions show the slave lodgings, slaves at work and punishment. Various plates also show the ethnicity of the slaves from such places as Cabinda, Rebolla, Congo, Benguella, Mina, etc. Two of the plates are not the work of Rugendas, but were taken from "Wied-Neuwied, Reise nach Brasilien. Frankfurt am Main, 1820-1821". Moritz Rugendas (Augsburg 1802-1858 Weilheim an der Teck) joined an expedition of Baron von Langsdorff to Brazil and is considered being the most varied and important of the European artists to visit Latin America. Rugendas' work became one of most important documents about Brazil in the 19th century. King Maximilian II of Bavaria acquired most of his works. Ad II: Beautifully illustrated and complete German edition of Dumont d'Urville's (1790-1842) account on his second expedition to the Pacific. He can be considered "the most celebrated Pacific explorer after heart a frustrated anthropologist, long before the profession had been invented." (E.S. Dodge). The Corvette "Astrolabe", with its crew of 79, of which ten died, thirteen deserted, and twenty had to be left behind on various islands, around the Cape of Good Hope, visited a.o., islands in the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, and a plethora of Islands in Sulawesi and the Moluccas. Two of the interesting plates show a.o. Sidney, other include many landscape scenery and ethnografic depictions.- Text and plates slightly foxed, some marginal staining, otherwise a nice copy. - Ad I: Bosch 414; Lonchamp 2567a; Sabin 73954; cf. Borba de Moraes II, 754; Berger, p. 257 ; Ad II: Lonchamp 854; cf. Sabin 21210; cf. Lipperheide Md12. GEOGRAPHY: TRAVEL ; BRAZIL; SOUTH AMERICA ; HELVETICA ; SOUTH SEA, NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA ; PACIFIC ;
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Gockel Hinkel Gackeleia. Mährchen, wieder erzählt.

BRENTANO, Clemens. With figurative title in tinted lithography, and 14 tinted lith. plates by J. N. Strixner after sketches by Brentano. (I-III), IV-XIV, 346 pp. Large 8vo. 19th cent. cloth, spine label gilt (somewhat rubbed and bumped), uncut. Frankfurt am Main, Schmerber, 1838. First edition, second issue, with printed text within the small triangle on the table to page 97 ("Keine Puppe son- dern nur eine schöne Kunstfigur"). Brentano (1778-1842) used the story "La Petra de lo Gallo" from Basile's "Pentamerone" (1634-36) as his main motif, adding themes from Praetorius' "Alektryomantia" (1680) and from other sources, including some verses from his own "Des Knaben Wunderhorn". He had composed the first, much shorter version of the text around 1811, continuing to rework it until 1846 when it was included in his "Märchen". The present version, revised in the 1830s, is considerably enlarged as compared to the one of 1827, new additions are the dedication and "Aus dem Tagebuch der Ahnfrau". Both these texts refer repeatedly to the history of the principality of Liechtenstein; in his juvenile daydreams, Brentano saw himself as Prince of Liechtenstein, and he imagined all fabulous montains he ever read about in fairy tales and fables to be situated there. The stunning, highly romantic illustrations made by Brentano show a surrealistic touch; transferring them to the stone is generally attributed to Kaspar Braun and Maximilian Pernelle. Introduction dedicated to his dearest grandmother (i.e. Marianne von Willemer).- Scattered slight foxing and thumbing as usual, small piece cut off from upper margin of endpaper, otherwise a nice, uncut copy. - Goedeke VI, 62, 43; Brieger 242; Borst 1856; Rümann 130 and 2562; Wilpert/Gühring 26; Mallon 112; Kosch II, 17; Neufforge, p. 153 (Eines der schönsten Bücher der romantischen Schule). LITERATURE: GERMAN ; LITERATUR: FREMDSPRACHIGE ;
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COLLECTION of original artistically high-quality watercolors mostly of butterflies, beetles, and caterpillars party sitting on flowers or leaves. Finely drawn and colored on heavy paper sheets with watermark on some leaves “WZ” (i.e. J. Whatman Turkey Mills), dated 1821-25.

ENTOMOLOGY. - Approx. 350 drawings on together 87 leaves (85 sheets size 235 x 215 mm; 2 sheets size 151 x 134 mm). In contemporary cloth slipcase, richly decorated with gilt rocaille decors on front and rear covers, all sides with gilt rocaille in same decor (slightly rubbed). Exlibris Heinrich Angst (1847-1922), founding director of the Swiss National Museum Zurich (one of the most important museums of cultural history in Europe). N.p., n.d., (early 19th century). A beautiful collection of brilliant drawn and colored insects painted on heavy Whatman paper. Up to seven insects are shown partly sitting on flowers or leaves. The work is of quite high quality in both, drawing and coloring and can be compared with the best work of entomological book illustration. It is not possible for us to identify the artist, and therefore we were unable to discover anything about place of origin. Perhaps even the miniaturist Johann Daniel Hartmann (1793- 1862) from St. Gallen cannot be excluded as the artist of these beautifully drawings. Attached is a handwritten letter, probably by Heinrich Angst himself in which he writes (transl.) "that he bought this present collection from Professor Alfred Ernst of Winterthur as an authentic work by J. R. Schellenberg. the Ernst family inherited the whole Schellenberg estate". Professer Alfred Ernst (1817-1910) was co-founder and became curator at the Art Museum Winterthur. Unfortunately, J. R. Schellenberg's life data don't match the date on the heay Whatman paper.- All leaves are brighly colored and in pristine condition. PRINTS & DRAWINGS ; ENTOMOLOGY ;