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Age Of Enlightenment

Age Of Enlightenment

by Gay, Peter

History of Civilizations. Translated by Richard Mayne

History of Civilizations. Translated by Richard Mayne

by Braudel, Fernand

New York: Penguin Books, 1995. 8vo. 200 x 130 mm., [7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches].  xl, 600 pp. Illustrated with 23 maps.  Stiff paper wrappers. "A Work of Art -- Far nobler than mere scholarship.  Its insights are variously luminous, startling and curious.  Braudel's portrait of the planet is immensely various and vivacious.  A panaorama full of emotions, excitement, humanity, and even hope."  Jan Morris.
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$10.01
Age Of Enlightenment - Great Ages Of Man Series - History Of The World's Cultures

Age Of Enlightenment - Great Ages Of Man Series - History Of The World's Cultures

by Peter Gay

Time Incorporated, 1966. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$5.99
Democracy in America

Democracy in America

by Alexis de Tocqueville

This copy of The Modern Library's 1981 paperback edition of Democracy in America shows some exterior wear and some underlining in either pen or yellow highlighter on about 20 to 30 pages, mostly within the first chapters of the book (see pictures 6 and 7 for examples). But overall the book is still in good condition. Please see eight pictures.
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$5.00
ISTRUZIONE Per Le Fabbricatori, et Aggiustatori Delle Bilance, Stadere, E Misure

ISTRUZIONE Per Le Fabbricatori, et Aggiustatori Delle Bilance, Stadere, E Misure

Turin: Royal Press, 1750. Contemporary gray wrappers (long-stitched through the spine with blue thread). Only Edition, establishing the commercial weights and measures for agricultural products in the Kingdom of Sardinia and Savoy. The folio describes and illustrates the construction of a balance, a lever scale for wet and dry weights and a graduated series of troughs for gauging grain. Not in Goldsmiths'-Kress or the standard Italian law bibliographies. Original condition. ¶Riccardi, Biblioteca... Read more
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$1,121.00
Opera Filosofiche. Nouvamente Raccolte, e dall'Originale Inglese recate in Lingua Italiana

Opera Filosofiche. Nouvamente Raccolte, e dall'Originale Inglese recate in Lingua Italiana

by Franklin, Benjamin

Padova: Per il Conzatti e S. Fermo, 1783. 8vo. 200 x 140 mm., [8 x 5 ½ inches].  125 pp.  Illustrated with three folding plates illustrating Franklin's scientific experiments.  Bound in contemporary paste-paper boards.  Good clean copy with wide margins. First Italian edition, published in Italy while Franklin was at the height of his celebrity in France as envoy to the court of Louis XVI and the most important American in the eyes of all Europeans.  This work was published in 1783 while... Read more
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$1,750.88
Vera Idea della Libertà e della Uguaglianza ai Popolo Liberi d'Italia

Vera Idea della Libertà e della Uguaglianza ai Popolo Liberi d'Italia

by Leoni, Rajmondo

Bologna: Per le Stampe di Jacopo Marsigli ai Celestini, 1797. Contemporary blue paper wrappers. Ownership stamp in black ink of Ettienne Della Valle.. 8vo. 205 x 130 mm. (8 x 5 ¼ inches) 60 pp. Rare pamphlet written a year after the French occupation and the establishment of Bologna as the capital of the short-lived Cisalpine Republic, a confederation of northern Italian cities into an independent political unit. The author focuses his attention on the clergy and the aristocracy and poses hypothetical... Read more
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$750.38
Age of Enlightenment (Great Ages of Man)

Age of Enlightenment (Great Ages of Man)

by Peter Gay

Paperback. Very Good.
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£7.27
Reason and Nature in Eighteenth Century Thought

Reason and Nature in Eighteenth Century Thought

by Harris, R. W

London: Blandford Press,. Paperback. 439pp. An good introduction to the Enlightenment and to understanding the philosophical and historical background to writers such as Pope, Swift and Fielding. Creased to spine. Good, sound copy. . Paperback. 1968.
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£6.00
Degli uomini tali quali sono o come dovrebbero essere, opera di sentimento.; Translated by Orazio degli Arrighi Landini

Degli uomini tali quali sono o come dovrebbero essere, opera di sentimento.; Translated by Orazio degli Arrighi Landini

by [Blondel, Jean]

Hamburg: [s.n.], 1759. 8vo. 177 x 121 mm. (7 x 4 3/4 inches). 103 pp. Woodcut vignette on title-page. Printing flaw on page 26 with first few words at the beginning of each line are faintly printed. Text lightly soiled. Original paste-paper wrappers, orange paper back strip with paper label pasted over spine; edges of spine rubbed, occasional worming to gutter. Rare Italian edition of Jean Blondel's essay on mankind, which is dedicated to all classes of society. Blondel published this work with the... Read more
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$900.00
Italy in the Age of Reason, 1685-1789

Italy in the Age of Reason, 1685-1789

by Carpanetto , Dino and Giuseppe Ricuperati

London and New York: Longman, 1987. 8vo. 230 x 150 mm., [9 1/4 x 6 inches].  x, 357 pp.  Stiff paper wrappers; binding showing some wear, otherwise a good copy. Standard general survey of the Enlightenment period in Italian history "offering English speakers a richly detailed picture of Italy in the 18th century, and a much-needed synthesis of the ideas of the Italian Enlightenment. . .
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$20.01
Des religions et des gouvernemens par rapport aux mœurs, Suivis de quelques aperçus

Des religions et des gouvernemens par rapport aux mœurs, Suivis de quelques aperçus

by DESTRUISSARD, Thomas

?Gentilly: T. Destruissard, 1818. 19th-century vellum-backed pebbled blue paper over boards (rubbed), flat spine, manuscript title, uncut.             Unedited and unrecorded, this autograph manuscript by the widely published curate of Gentilly decries the "the materialist system organized after articles inserted in the Encyclopédie" (tr.). The first three sections approach the subject socially, philosophically, politically and spiritually. The fourth section has six essays on rich and poor,... Read more
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$4,800.00
Les Mœurs...MDCCXLVIII

Les Mœurs...MDCCXLVIII

by TOUSSAINT, François-Vincent

[France]: F.-V. Toussaint, 1748. Late 18th-century calf-backed vellum-tipped pink pastepaper over boards (rebacked), gilt and lettered spine, uncut. "SCANDALOUS, IMPIOUS AND BLASPHEMOUS" - PARIS PARLEMENT, 6 MAY 1748.             Les Mœurs shook the foundations of French society. It was the first work to openly formulate the morality of secular and humanitarian happiness and, under the guise of a roman à clef, to unapologetically promote a universal virtue freed from religion. Together with... Read more
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$55,000.00
The Dark Side of the Enlightenment. An exhibition on the occasion of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The Dark Side of the Enlightenment. An exhibition on the occasion of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

by Noonan, F. Thomas

Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Library, 1984. First edition. Paper wrappers. Shelfwear else a near fine copy.. 97 pp. Illus. with b/w reproductions. Obl. 8vo. A lucid guide to the exhibition of 179 items. Complimentary card from Friends of the library laid-in loose.
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$15.00
The Works of John Adams: Volume I

The Works of John Adams: Volume I

by John Adams

This copy of the Easton Press Collector's Edition of Volume I of The Works of John Adams
is bound in genuine leather and is in very good to near fine condition. There is a name label from a previous owner on the first free front page (picture 7), and there is a slight scratch on the gilt edge of the bottom side of the block (picture 8). Please see eight pictures.
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$35.00
The Life of Patrick Henry

The Life of Patrick Henry

by William Wirt

This copy of HSLDA's edition of The Life of Patrick Henry is in near fine condition. Please see seven pictures.
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$35.00
Poesie per le Nozze Solenni della Nobil Donna Andriana Barbaro col Nobil Uomo Nicolò Foscarini. Dedicate a sue Eccellenze Giovanni Barbaro, Fratello e Chiara Barbarigo Barbaro Cognata della Sposa. Venice, 1766. Bound with: Poesie per le Fauste Nozze della Nobil Donna Andriana Barbaro col Nobil Uomo Nicolò Foscarini. Dedicate a S. E. Procuratessa Cecilia Emo Barbaro, Madre della Sposa. Venice: Zatta, 1766

Poesie per le Nozze Solenni della Nobil Donna Andriana Barbaro col Nobil Uomo Nicolò Foscarini. Dedicate a sue Eccellenze Giovanni Barbaro, Fratello e Chiara Barbarigo Barbaro Cognata della Sposa. Venice, 1766. Bound with: Poesie per le Fauste Nozze della Nobil Donna Andriana Barbaro col Nobil Uomo Nicolò Foscarini. Dedicate a S. E. Procuratessa Cecilia Emo Barbaro, Madre della Sposa. Venice: Zatta, 1766

by Venetian Nozze: Barbaro, Andriana and Nicolò Foscarini

In Venezia; [Venezia]: Nella Stamperia di Antonio Zatta, 1766. Folio.  80 pp.  Title-page printed in read and black ink, illustrated with a full-page engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page vignette, 7 engraved head-pieces, 7 engraved tail-pieces. and decorative printer's ornaments separating verses throughout.   Folio.  72 pp. plus 1 blank.  Title-page printed in red and black ink, engraved title-page vignette printed in blue ink, 7 engraved head-pieces, 5 engraved tail-pieces, 26 engraved... Read more
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$5,502.75
Heart Jewel; The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the Practice of Dorje Shugdan

Heart Jewel; The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the Practice of Dorje Shugdan

by Gyatso Rinpoche, Geshe Kelsang: compiler

Ulverston, Cumbria: Tharpa Publications, 1990. Pamphlet. 9p., illustrated with a tissue-guarded color image of a "peaceful and wrathful" deity; softbound, a pamphlet in 8x5.5 inch maroon wraps titled gilt, staplebound. A pretty item featuring excellently respectful presswork. We see a small mild bump to lower corner and some trivial pressure marks to maroon cardstock, otherwise perfectly sound, a nice clean copy without any ownership or other written markings.
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$12.00
Della influenza del ghetto nello stato

Della influenza del ghetto nello stato

by (Arco, Giovanni Battista Gherardo d')

Venice: Gaspare Storti, 1782. Fine Binding. First Edition. 8vo.  195 x 120 mm.  (7 ½ x 5 inches).  (2), 144, (2) pp. Giovanni Battista Gherado d'Arco (1739-1791), was born and educated in the north of Italy in the territory known as the Southern Tyrol, near the city of Trento. He moved to Mantua following his cousin Carlo Firmian, a minister of state for the city. D'Arco continued to study economics there and became an important member of the civil service and contributor to the literary life of... Read more
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$8,004.00
Catalogues Librorum Omnium Tam Veterum, Quam Recentiorum, Que Venales Reperiuntur

Catalogues Librorum Omnium Tam Veterum, Quam Recentiorum, Que Venales Reperiuntur

by Zatta, Antonio

(Venice): A. Zatta, 1780. 12 mo. 172 x 95 mm., [6 ½ x 3 ¾ inches]. cccvii, [3 blank] pp.  Contemporary paste-paper boards, laces visible; boards lightly soiled, otherwise an excellent copy. Inventory catalogue documenting a part of the Zatta business enterprise. The catalogue includes over 3,000 titles, with printed prices that reflect much of what was printed by members of the Italian printing trade during the third quarter of the 18th century.  Zatta distributed books in all fields of history,... Read more
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$3,251.62
The French Enlightenment and the Jews

The French Enlightenment and the Jews

by Hertzberg, Arthur

New York / Philadelphia: Columbia University Press / The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1968. Hardcover. viii, 420p., cloth-covered boards, 6x9.25 inches, very good condition in like dj. On the origins of modern anti-Semitism in the French Enlightenment.
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$12.00
Œuvres

Œuvres

by LA FAYETTE, Marie Madeleine, comtesse de. 1634-1693

Amsterdam: s.n. and Paris, [G.-J. Cuchet], 1786. Contemporary mottled calf (minor defects), flat spines gilt, gilt-lettered red and black labels, red edges, green silk markers. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. "The type of novel Lafayette invented both reflected this range of influence and expanded prose fiction's horizon.... The shape Lafayette gave her narrative was perhaps her greatest innovation. Instead of the extended fictions of earlier novelists, she created works of striking concision..., reduce[d]... Read more
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$1,932.00