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Oxenstierna, Johan Thuresson, greve, 1666-1733   Pensées de Monsier le Comte D'Oxenstirn sur divers sujets. Avec les Reflections Morales du même Auteur
Publisher: A La Haye, chez Jean van Duren. 1742.
Two volumes in one: [xxx], 343, [344-348]; [1], 300 p.; 16.5 cm. Both volumes have engraved frontispieces. "Nouvelle Edition, revue, et corrigée soit pour le style, soit pour les citations par Monsieur D. L. M." D.L.M. is Antoine Auguste Bruzen de la Martinière. Good+, bound in full contemporary leather, rebacked. Stock#OB995.
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Stephens, John L., 1805-1852   Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán... New Edition
Publisher: London: John Murray, Albermarle Street, 1842.
Two volumes: 424, 474 p., illus., maps, plans, plates; 23 cm. In 1839, President Martin Van Buren commissioned Stephens as Special Ambassador to Central America. While there, the government of the Federal Republic of Central America fell apart in civil war. His Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatán gives a vivid description of some of those events which Stephens witnessed. Stephens and his traveling companion, architect and draftsman Frederick Catherwood, first came across Maya ruins at Copán, having landed in British Honduras (present-day Belize). They were astonished at their findings and spent a couple of weeks mapping the site. Engravings after drawings by Catherwood. Their classic account opened the study of Mayan civilization. The publisher used an inferior paper which has developed extensive spotting over 170-plus years. The 66 plates and seven text figures match the list of illustrations in each volume. Sabin 91297. Good+ despite the spotting found in all early copies. Handsomely bound in Spanish half leather. Stock#OB997.
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Donoso, Ricardo, 1896-1985   El Marqués de Osorno Don Ambrosio Higgins 1720-1801
Publisher: Universidad de Chile, 1941.
xv. 502 p.; 27 cm. He served the Spanish Empire as captain general (i.e., military governor) of Chile (1788–1796) and viceroy of Peru (1796–1801). Vg / bound in 1/2 leather. Stock#OB998.
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Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786. Formey, Jean-Henri-Samuel, 1711-1797. Burckhard, Johann Heinrich, 1676-1738   Dissertation sur les Raisons d' Établir ou d' Abroger les Loix...
Publisher: Utrecht: Chez Sorli, MDCCLI [1751].
130 p.; 17 cm. Attributed to Frederick II --NUC pre-1956. Title continues: A laquelle on a joint l'Examen de l'Usure suivant les Principes du Droit Naturel. Kress 5457; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 08645.0-A; Cioranescu 29591; 29182. The Formey text on usury is at pages 86-130. With this is bound Epistola ad Godofredum Guilielmum Leibnitium, qua characterem plantarum naturalem non a partibus earum peti posse ostendit by Johann Heinrich Burckhard, published Helmstadii, 1750. a reprint of his 1702 publication where Burckhard and Leibniz had developed some ideas, well before Linnaeus, regarding the sexual organs of plants. This edition contains a 98-page introduction by Laurentius Heister before the reprint (pp. [101]-159) with a 15-page index. The two folded hand-colored plates are here but 1/3 of the first is torn off. Pritzel (2nd ed.) 1378. Two significant books of the mid-18th Centiry Enlightenment bound together in contemporary 3/4 calf. Bookplate of Royal Barry Wills. (architect), 1895-1962; very good. Stock#OB1001.
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