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Atelante delle opera complete di Antonio Scarpa
Florence: V. Batelli, 1839. Section title before plates dated 1836: Atlante di tutte le opere del Professore Cav. Antonio Scarpa, Firenze, 1836. 96pp., 54 plates + 19 outline plates, ill. Folio, 39cm x 52cm. $1800
Volume is a mix of double-page and outline copperplates. Binding poor—crown and heel missing about 2" of leather—but intact. Plates very good with only occasional light foxing. Sizable dent ~3" in upper left-hand corner transfers to pages but does not run into any of the illustrations. The first half of this large atlas of illustrations of Scarpa's work is devoted almost exclusively to drawings of the reproductive system; the rest of the content is mixed, mainly facial and upper-body anatomy. There is also what appears to be a purely decorative single-page Appendix.
Given condition of the binding, this non-returnable item is being sold as a collection of plates.
La logique, ou l'art de penser, contenant, Outre les règles communes, plusieurs observations nouvelles, propres à former le jugement. nouvelle Edition, revue & corrigée
Attributed to Antoine ARNAULD, chez Guillaume Desprez. A Paris, Chez Savoye, Libraire, rue Saint-Jacques. 12mo (9x16cm), xlviij, 430pp. MDCCLXXV (1775) . POOR condition; to be rebound. $75
Logic or the Art of Thinking, also called Logic of Port-Royal or Logique de Port-Royal (after the abbey of the same name), key reference work in the history of the philosophy of language and logic. Copy is in blue endpapers, signatures fairly level. Title written in ink on spine. Text intact and without writing, though title- and end-pages quite heavily soiled; water-damage has warped pages throughout with fair amount of loss along outer edges. Text readable.
Dictionnaire de la Langue Francais, 5 volumes: Tome I (A-C), Tome II (D-H), Tome III (I-P), Tome IV (Q-Z) + Supplement
Littre E., Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1873-1877. Half-leather covers. In-4. 944 pages pour le tome I, tome II from 946 to 2080; tome 3 1396pp; tome IV from 1398 to 2628 and 375 + 84 pages pour les Suppléments. Condition acceptable (heavily worn but intact, text unmarked) $325
Supplement contains terms of art, science, agriculture, etc. Followed by an etymological dictionary of all the words of Oriental origin by Marcel Devic. Text in 3 columns.
Contents: 1. Pour la Nomenclature, tous les mots du Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, tous les termes usuels des sciences, arts, metiers et vie pratique. 2. Pour la Grammaire, la prononciation, etc. 3. Pour la signification des mots, les definitions, synonymes, etc. 4. Pour la partie historique, une collection de phrases appartenant aux anciens ecrivains, etc. 5. Pour l'Etymologie, La détermination de chaque mot, etc.
Condition: G-. Fair-only with generally heavy wear; corners bumped to boards; some rippling to pages from dampstain, PO's name on ffeps, but all bindings intact; text appears unmarked. A fairly worn and clearly used but still complete working copy of this important reference work. (NB: extra shipping for this set due to weight.)
Diblos Notebook by James Merrill, PROOF copy. Condition Poor-to-fair only. $125.
1965, first uncorrected proof. Yellow unlaminated wraps, with author's name on half-title page.
PO's name in ink on ffep. Wraps heavily soiled/discolored, with what looks like a tea- or coffee-stain running along bottom edge and wrapping around heel; back of wraps also splashed and discolored; plus edgewear, chipping, corners dented. Discoloration from stain touches last ~20pp less than 1mm along bottom edge. Binding heavily creased but intact; text clean with a few tiny spots else unmarked. A very homely but sound copy of this scarce proof copy of Merrill's second book.