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Ifades 272 (1996)

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Eighteenth Century

foxing of text but an entirely uncut copy. Jena, apud Viduam
Joannis Meyeri, 1728

£250.00
BEST LATIN EDITION of Stolle's great survey of the history of scholarship, including
grammar, criticism, poetry, history, mathematics, metaphysics, logic, natural philo-
sophy and law, ethics, etc. He was Professor of Political Science at Jena, a librarian
and an important figure in the history of bibliographical studies. The work contains
extensive notes of authors and editors, as well as bibliographical information. From
the library of New College Edinburgh with inscription 'presented by Mr William
K. Mitchell, Nov. 1849', and small cancelled stamp.

220 TASSIE (James) RASPE (R.E.) A Descriptive Catalogue of a General

Collection of Ancient and Modern Engrayed Gems, Cameos as well
as Intaglios, taken from the Most Celebrated Cabinets in Europe
and cast in coloured pastes, white enamel and sulphur by James
Tassie, modeller. With engraved frontispiece and 52 (of 58)
engraved plates, titles in English and French in red and black, 2
vols., 4to, contemp. calf, neatly rebacked with lettering pieces, from
a library with stamp on titles and plates. For and sold by James
Tassie, 1791

£250.00
Inexpensive copy as it is lacking six of the plates. The text is complete; it describes
15,800 items reproduced from classical models. The author of Baron Munchausen
was employed for five tears on the catalogue, and it remains the only source on the
work of the Tassies. ESTC t140781.

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221 TAYLOR (Michael, d. c. 1790) A Sexagesimal Table, Exhibiting at

sight, the Result of any Proportion, where the Terms do not exceed
Sixty Minutes. Also Tables of the Equation of Second Difference,
and Tables for turning the Lower Denominations of English Money,
Weights, and Measures, into Sexagesimals of the Higher, and Vice
Versa. FIRST EDITION. With a folding table, 4to, pp. 46+316, newly
bound in quarter-calf and marbled boards with lettering piece.
Published by order of the Commissioners of Longitude; printed by
W. Richardson and sold by C. Nourse and Messrs. Mount and
Page, 1780

£150.00
ESTC t146651.

‘COME GENTLE SPRING, AETHEREAL MILDNESS, COME'

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222) THOMSON (James) The Seasons. {With) A Poem Sacred to the

Memory of Sir Isaac Newton [and] Britannia, a Poem, the Second
Edition Corrected. With vignette on first title and 5 engraved plates
from designs by William Kent, title in red and black, 4to,
pp. 12+252+16, contemp. calf, neatly rebacked and repaired with
lettering piece, occasional foxing mainly in margins but a good large
copy. Printed in the year 1730 [Britannia: printed for John Millan,
1730]

£275.00
ESTC t141596. Foxon T237. FIRST EDITION of the most celebrated nature poem of
the Augustan age. This is the second issue of the original sheets, with Britannia
added at the end. Printed by Samuel Richardson. Hodnett p. 82— Kent's four
popular designs ... might be said to document as well as illustrate the Augustan
verse meditations on an ideal relation between man and the environment
throughout the year.' With book label of Anne Foley and armorial bookplate of
William S. Kenyon Slaney.

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