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Old & Rare Books - Foreign Literature & Language, lot numbers 1128-1132

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1128

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(CHODERLOS DE LACLOS, P.A.F.). Les liaisons dangereuses, ou lettres recueillies dans une société, & publ. pour l'instruction de quelques autres. Geneva, (n.pr.), 1782. 4 vols. 234; 225; 216; 244 pp. 16º. Cont. hcf. w. raised bands & gilt lettering. (Corners a bit bumped, slightly browned).
estimate EUR 180
Early edition, published the same year as the first, of one of the most famous novels of the eighteenth century. - Cf. Querard II, 191 & Cioranescu, 35211.


1129

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DURET, V. Thresor de l'histoire des langues de cest univers. Contenant les origines, beautés, perfections, decadences, mutations, changemens, conversions, & ruines des langues Hebraique, Chananeenne, [ and 54 other languages]. 2e éd. Yverdon, Soc. Helvetiale Caldoresque, 1619. (32), 1030 (recte 1020) pp. W. fold table & sev. woodcuts depicting alphabets. Mod. vellum w. cf. label. (Pencil annot. on free endpaper and a few in the text, a bit browned/foxed in places).
estimate EUR 500
result EUR 400
Second edition (first Cologne 1613) of a work that offers the most extensive summary of what was then known about Oriental and Western languages, scripts, and literatures, with over 50 samples of scripts. - Hoefer XV, 457; (ed. of 1613:) Caillet, 3444; Cioranesco, 9158.


1130

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(FROMAGET, N.). Le cousin de Mahomet. Constantinopel (= Par., M.H. Cazin), 1782. 2 vols. 198; 240 pp. W. 6 engr. plates by Fessard, after Clavereau. 16º. Cont. hcf. extra w. raised bands. (Corners slightly worn, else fine).
estimate EUR 140
result EUR 110
Charming set of this exotic, libertine, oriental novel. - Gay-L., 754.


1131

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LESSING, G.E. Nathan der Weise. Ein dramatisches Gedicht, in fünf Aufzügen. (Berlin, C.F. Voss), 1779. (4), 276 pp. Sm-8º. Cont. cf., spine gilt and raised, sides ruled in gilt along borders, marbled endpapers. (Bind. slightly chafed on extremities, text slightly browned and w. some faint (water) staining in places, annotations in 18th c. hands on free endpapers at beginning and end, but a good copy).
estimate EUR 500
result EUR 700
First edition of Lessing's most famous play and a fervent plea for religious tolerance. Its performance was forbidden by the church during Lessing's lifetime (1729-1781) and its first performance was in 1783 in Berlin. With all the features of the first edition, such as the erroneous device "Jntroite, nam et heic Dii sunt!" (in stead of "Intrate, nam et hic dei sunt!") on the title-p., pagination incorrect after p. 122 ("223" in stead of 123), etc. Several inscriptions and quotations in old manuscript preceding the title. - Goedeke IV/1, 451 (171); Wilpert & Gühring 77.


1132

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PERGAMINI, G. Il memoriale della lingua Italiana. Venice, G. Cagnolini, 1687-88. 4 parts in 1 vol. (8), 478, (4 blank pp.); 216; 31; 51 pp. First ti. printed in red & black, w. 4 woodcut ti-vign. Fol. Cont. mottled cf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Corners bumped, spine ends chipped, joints split at the top, outer margin a bit frayed/affected by humidity at beginning and end, upper outer corner a bit stained in places).
estimate EUR 400
Scarce methodical Italian dictionary. - Jöcher 9, 1895; NBG 39, 583; Tiraboschi, Storia della Letter. Ital. VII, 3e pt., 400.

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