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Lot 1 - CORRESPONDENCE. LABAT François de, Chevalier de Vivens (1687-1780 ) Very dense and important correspondence addressed to Suzanne Marie de Vivens, Marquise de Jaucourt (1702-1772) (sister-in-law of Isabelle de Jaucourt, Chevalier de Jaucourt's sister) and to a certain Monsieur de Lamire, friend of François de Labat, Seigneur de Vivens, written between 1745 & 1772. Approx. 750 pp in various formats. - Important correspondence of some twenty autograph letters addressed to Madame la Marquise de Jaucourt; approx. 90 pp in-4. Barry, Vivens and Clairac, others (s.l.n.d). Between October 17, 1745 and October 1769. Postmarks, traces of wax and a few tears. Daily correspondence between the two protagonists; Le mélange de la peine et du plaisir est un assaisonnement. Nôtre mignardise voudrait les séparer, je crois que nous en serions plus mal ( ) . When I reread your letters, I feel the sacrifice I am making in not committing yourself to writing to me more often, but I am like a miser who finds his time too precious to enjoy ( ) . Ah, Madame, how sweet it is to find you again, and to find you still the same! I said so a long time ago, for I began to feel it early on ( ) ; I hasten to tell you, Madame, that my children are unharmed; the eldest was shot fourteen times in his clothes, his sword taken away, the captain of the grenadiers was wounded beside him, but only slightly ( ) ; We are all infinitely obliged to you, Madame, for the part you are willing to take in my niece's wedding ( ) . - Important correspondence of some twenty autograph letters addressed to Madame la Marquise de Jaucourt; approx. 100 pp in-4. (S.l.), Between Saturday June 4, 1766 and Saturday May 31, 1766. Postmark, traces of wax and a few tears. Daily correspondence between the two protagonists; It is therefore agreed between us, Madame, that we shall complain to each other, & that to relieve ourselves, as soon as we suffer or come to suffer, without being able to bring about any other remedy : than to forgive that unless we had such a relief, the ( ) we made to live a hundred years could not be carried out, or we would become too sensitive, because we too little relieved by the acquisition of a certain glory that one attaches to firmness, not being glorious naturally ( ) ; My cold is going so well that I intended to take a nice walk today, but here is a thick mist; it is true that it could provide us with a beautiful day, according to my observations, which I would like to have ( ); Everything you observe, Madame, by this trip from Chaumel to Paris, is only too well founded, m.marrain & moi ne l'approuvions pas comme vous pouvez croire mais nous ne furent pas à temps de l'empêcher ( ) . Attached is an autograph bill signed by Madame and Monsieur le Marquis de Jaucourt. Chantôme, July 28, 1769, 1p. In-12 ; Nous Marquis et Marquise de Jaucourt reconnaissons avoir reçu ( ) Lequel mandat servira avec cecy d'une seule et même quittance pour la ditte somme fait a Chantome ce vingt-huit juillet mille sept cent soixante-neuf . Attached is an autograph letter signed by Romas - Important correspondence including some fifty autograph letters addressed to Monsieur de Lamire; approx. 150 pp in-4. Barry et Vivens, d'autres (S.l), Between May 10, 1754 and Sunday, March 11, 1756. Postmark, wax and a few tears. Daily correspondence between the two protagonists; I had well foreseen, Madame, that the Vicomte would take my compliments as a mockery; but he is very wrong to be angry. His modesty is misplaced: I can assure you that he answers me in good English & in better Italian & that he has perhaps never written so well in French ( ); At last you are in Paris, my dear Lamire, I am very happy; I would be happier if you were staying at M. le president's because you would be more comfortable in Paris. le president parce que tu aurois plus à ( ) de nos connaissances ou de nos affaires ( ) ; J'étais en peine de toi, mon cher Lamire, mais je vois avec plaisir par la lettre du 10, que ton rhume ne empêche pas de t'sortir malgré le froid & la neige ( ) . - Important correspondence including some fifty autograph letters addressed to Monsieur de Lamire; approx. 150 pp in-4. Barry, Bordeaux et d'autres (S.l), Between December 1757 and Tuesday August 10, 1760. Postmarks, wax and a few tears. Daily correspondence between the two protagonists; Il est certain que si madame de J ne te disait pas de me mander les nouvelles je n'en aurais aucune ; ( ) ; Ton frère le Che. Mon cher Lamire, te fait un détail qui n'est que n'est que trop vrai, de l'estat de cette province, je souhaite que l'espérance qu'il a bientôt avoir un filleul

Estim. 400 - 500 EUR

Lot 4 - [WINE, TRADE]. LABAT, François de, Chevalier de Vivens (1687-1780) Important and first memoir on the wine trade. 7pp in-8, (s.l.n.d); The cultivation of land, the trade that sustains it, the navigation that gives life and movement to assets, today excite general attention. Never has emulation been so lively and produced so many writings on this subject. However, nothing has yet been published on the wine trade. Yet it is France's trade, the best it can do, and the one whose loss is imminent. Daignera ton me permis quelques réflexions sur un sujet si intéressant et si peu connu [ ] . Autograph memoir on the wine trade. 3 pp in-8, (s.l.n.d) ; Wine is an essential commodity for countries that have no other resource than wine to subsist and pay their bills [ ] . Suite des mémoires autographe sur la descente des vins, où l'on rapporte en abrégé l'origine et le progrès des abus. 4pp in-8, (s.l.n.d). Autograph erasures and annotations: "To take things from their origin, we will first observe that the wines of Guyenne were sold in the city of Bordeaux wholesale and retail, according to common law. The inhabitants of Bordeaux were satisfied with a duty on wines exchanged in their port or sold in their city, which seemed fair, especially as the duty was modest [ ] . Extrait précis des mémoires pour la descente des vins ; mémoire pour les habitants du grand pays de Guyenne. (s.l.n.d) 11 pp in-8. Memoire divided into three distinct parts (Abus et inconvénients des privilèges, Abus touchant la jauge, histoire du privilège de la ville de Bordeaux); The affair of the descent of wines should not be considered as a lawsuit between upper and lower Guyenne. It is a matter for the general police force, which is too enlightened today and too negligent to waste time better spent on abolishing abuses, by arguing about their vain titles [ ] . The main trade in the high country consists of wine, which is not very expensive, but by this very fact, and because it is resistant to the sea, is very suitable for cargoes and considerable armaments. They are sent to the French islands of America, Holland, Flanders, the north and the northern provinces of the kingdom [ ] . In a word, all cargo costs are the same, whether the tonnage or measure is large or small. It follows that top wines whose barrels are one-fifth smaller pay one-fifth more of the duties and costs common to all [ ] . The city of Bordeaux has found itself in very favorable circumstances to obtain graces and usurp rights. Little subject to the French and English, who possessed it in turn, both sought to win its affection through benefits and privileges. Philip the Fair was the first to grant it such privileges, after reuniting Guyenne due to a lack of homage, but in the charter he gave to the inhabitants of Bordeau as under the name of the Philippines, there is no mention of wine [ ] . Set of five autographed documents concerning wine law, the descent of wines, the manner of wine and a memoir on frozen vines in the Beaupuy vineyard in 1766. 26 pp, various formats, (s.l.n.d). Attached is an autograph letter addressed to Chevalier de Vivens. 4 pp in-8. Stockholm, August 7, 1764; It is certain, Monsieur le chevalier, that it is very acceptable to be only seven or eight hundred leagues away from each other, one can talk almost at one's window. I have become your neighbor, and you will see that I am even a better neighbor than the people who live at your door [ ] .

Estim. 500 - 600 EUR

Lot 5 - [ENGLAND AND ITS COLONIES]. LABAT, François de, Chevalier de Vivens (1687-1780) Important autograph memoir on the policy of the English on the means of preventing their excessive influence in America (s.l.n.d) 15pp in-4. Numerous autograph erasures, annotations and corrections; England populates its colonies without depopulating. She transports there the bad doers whom she would also be obliged to cut off from society. It attracts Protestants who are persecuted in Germany ( ) ; Mémoire autographe sur les faits et les dits des notables de l'histoire Anglaise. (s.l.n.d [Clairac]) 39 pp in-8,. Numerous autograph erasures, annotations and corrections; Charles XII obliged the Emperor, while passing through Silesia, to restore one hundred and twenty-five churches to the Protestants of this Duchy. The Pope murmured, and spared no censure. Joseph replied that if the King of Sweden had proposed to become a Lutheran himself, he was not sure what would have happened ( ) . Noblesse, an English author makes judicious reflections on the French nobility. (s.l.n.d) 1p in-8. Autograph erasures, annotations and corrections; Le cardinal de Richelieu dit dans son testament politique que l'estat de droit d'attendre le service de la noblesse, en considération des privilèges dont elle jouit au-dessus du peuple. One can say to the letter adds the English author, that the French nobility sacrifices its life to its good and to its service ( ). Collection of fragments and miscellaneous thoughts, some of which are written in English. Approx. 20pp, various formats, (s.l.n.d [Clairac]. Numerous erasures, annotations and autograph corrections. - Set of memoirs & reflections concerning commerce in England & the colonies. Env 50 pp in-8, (slnd[Clairac]). Numerous autograph annotations, erasures and corrections. Sur les addictions, les faits singuliers par le commerce, calculs de dette nationale, projet de requête sur la taxe des gens, sur le commerce entre la France et l'Angleterre, sur l'impôt, l'intérêt de l'argent, privilèges des villes, fonds publics & dettes nationales, des fonds publics.

Estim. 400 - 500 EUR

Lot 7 - [LITERARY CRITICISM, HISTORY & POLITICS]. LABAT, François de, Chevalier de Vivens (1687-1780) Notes, remarques et mémoire sur l'Histoire. Approx. 70 pp. various formats, (s.l.n.d [Bordeaux]). Remarques & critiques historiques diverses, sur les mœurs et les coutumes, sur la généalogie d'Aubigné, sur l'assemblée de notables, sur la pucelle d'Orléans, sur Charles Ier, sur les origines des peuples, sur la Bretagne, sur le traité du Portugal, sur les peuples du nord, sur les Turcs et les Grecs, sur St Domingue et sur les Celtes. Notes, remarks and memoir on history. Approx. 50 pp. various formats, (s.l.n.d [Bordeaux]). Remarks on population, large cities and manufactures, animal economy, militias, various peoples' customs, education (of the Collège de Guyenne in particular) and generation. Moral & political observations on the bad year 1748. 15 pp in-8 (s.l.n.d[Bordeaux]). If in the bad years that preceded this one, someone had taken the trouble to [ ] write good observations, we would have benefited, & the people would have suffered less. This is what has determined me to write these remarks, so that those who come after me may derive some benefit from them [ ] . Extracts, copies and literary and historical remarks. Approx. 50 pp various formats, (s.l.n.d[Bordeaux]). Discours sur la poésie pastorale et sa théorie, édits envoyés au parlement le 17 août, mainly excerpts and copies of letters as well as literary remarks on various works. Critique based on the work Voyage du tour du monde, translated from Italian by Gemelli Careri. 13 pp in various formats, (s.l.n.d. [Bordeaux]). Review of volumes III, IV, V and VI. Diogène Laërce, French translation after Giles Boileau. 9pp various formats (s.l.n.d. [Bordeaux]); copy of the translation with autograph annotations and criticisms by the author. A singular practice, it was a constant custom as early as the 13th century to rebury those who could not satisfy. Strong set of thoughts, reflections and miscellaneous fragments. Approx. 70 pp, various formats, (s.l.n.d. [Bordeaux]). Sur la bonne union en société, sur les causes physiques de la décadence de l'esprit et du génie, sur l'émulation, sur l'envie la paresse et l'orgueil, sur la guerre, l'éducation, sur le point d'honneur et la tolérance, sur les systèmes, sur la morale, sur la vanité, les femmes et l'orgueil, sur la providence, la mémoire, sur les Scythes, histoires singulières, sur l'éloquence [ ].

Estim. 300 - 400 EUR

Lot 10 - [METEOROLOGICAL SURVEYS]. LABAT, François de, Chevalier de Vivens (1687-1780) Important meteorological records. 7pp in-8, May, June, July and September 1731, August 1732, 1733, March and August 1734, May and June 1735 as well as August, September, October, November and 1738. Numerous autograph annotations, erasures and corrections; On May 5, 1731, at nine o'clock in the evening, my wife gave birth to a son. My father was the godfather, and he was christened André, like the first. On June 24, there was a terrible storm in the evening, heavy rain accompanied by a very strong wind and mixed with a lot of hail [ ] ; On March 23, 1732, it froze quite hard, there was ice in the afternoon of the same day, and extraordinary snow fell for two or three hours; we hadn't seen so much snow since 1709. It is believed that the frost did not spoil the tree blossoms [ ] ; On January 14, 1733, my father André de Labat died [ ] ; The year 1733 was not abundant in either wine or wheat. At the end of the winter there was an epidemic cold called Folette in Paris, where it wreaked havoc. What is singular about this cold is its universality [ ] ; March 1734, the weather was fine until the end of February. It can be said that only in March was there any mud during the whole winter. We only had five or six days of frost [ ] ; 1735, the beginning of the winter was like the end of autumn and even stormier, on January 19 there was a horrible storm that would have been felt on all the coasts of France, Holland and England [ ] ; 1738, we note that there was no illness throughout the summer. The colds seem to be returning, and there is always a fog, a light vapor in the air [ ] . Important meteorological records. 19 pp in-8 ; Octobre 1742, Juin 1743, Janvier et février 1744, mars, juin et juillet 1745, juillet 1746 ; mars, mai, juin, juillet août, septembre, octobre, novembre et décembre 1747 ; Janvier, mars, avril, juin, juillet, août, octobre, novembre, décembre 1748 ; Février et avril 1749. Autograph annotations, erasures and corrections: On October 8, 1742, at the last quarter of the moon, the tide at Saint Malon was 3 feet higher. There had been a violent storm in about the same direction on the bodies of Naples. According to my diary, very beautiful, the bar. dropped a little & went up [ ] .

Estim. 500 - 600 EUR

Lot 11 - [METEOROLOGICAL SURVEYS]. LABAT, François de, Chevalier de Vivens (1687-1780) Important meteorological records. 30 pp in-8; Autograph erasures, corrections and annotations. Set of sheets concerning various conditions; Heat: from 1736 to 1749; Rain: from 1746 to 1751; Storms, thunderstorms and hail: from 1731 to 1749; Phenomena: from 1737 to 1748; Singular observations: from 1746 to 1749; Overflows: from 1618 to 1750; Harvests: 1731 to 1748; Drought: from 1730 to 1748; Diseases: from 1733 to 1749; Cold: from 1730 to 1749; On the night of March 7th to 8th, at about 10 am. earthquake in this country, from Bordeaux to above Auvillar & in Béarn [ ] . Unity of meteorological observations. 2pp in-8 ; (s.l), 1752. Autograph annotations and corrections It would be very important for the work of the countryside, for travel, to have signs in certain cases where we could foresee some of the changes in the air, thunderstorms, storms, rain. It is in relation to so many indifferent objects that the ancients were careful to gather [ ] . Note sur le rapport des Hausses du Th. avec les orages, le brouillard & les maladies. 2 pp in-8 (s.l[Bordeaux]), August and September 1748. During the months of August and September 1748, there were almost daily highs, most of them inconsiderable. These two months were in this country-cy, there was very little rain, & storms. Only about 4 lines of rain fell [ ] . Various meteorological observations. 36 pp in-8 (s.l [Bordeaux]) Autograph annotations and corrections. From 1748 to 1753; Nous avons vû a la fin de décembre 1747 le sol & toutes les planètes aux signes méridiens se trouve au 7 janv. 1748. Sat or Scorpio, Jup. or Capric. Mars or Pis [ ] . Set of autograph letters signed by the chevalier de vivens & addressed to the physicist of the essay on the principles of physics in order to be able to.

Estim. 500 - 600 EUR

Lot 12 - [PHYSICAL SCIENCES and METEOROLOGY]. LABAT, François de, Chevalier de Vivens (1687-1780) Rises & falls corresponding to the barometer, reflux of air. 11 pp various formats (s.l[Bordeaux]), 1745,1747,1748,1750 and 1751. Autograph annotations and corrections. Central fire, variations and studies based on barometer; It is certain that air must condense of its own accord, i.e. by its own weight, as soon as no movement acts in any direction to [ ] from one side & the other [ ]; The most remarkable observation I have made so far is the one I am about to report. On December 15, 1748, the barometer was at towers at the highest degree, at 28 inches 5 lines, where it remained for two days, the wind at 50 prevailing, the sky overcast, the air foggy & rainy [ ]. Interesting manuscript on the effects of steam. 6pp in-8 (s.l. [Bordeaux]), 1746. Autograph annotations and corrections. Vapors are not always malignant by themselves, only in certain points of meeting. Such are the vapors of sulfur, which can sometimes be breathed without danger, for it has been observed, for example, that people who work in sulfur mines [ ] suffer from chest diseases [ ]. Miscellaneous observations on land, wind and atmosphere. 12 pp in-8, (s.l. [Bordeaux]), Year 1769, autograph erasures and corrections; Je rapporte ici quelques observations sur ces terres sujettes à la durée: il faut joindre ces observations à celles que j'ai faites cette année [ ] . Set of meteorological studies on winds, tides and currents, as well as on earthquakes. 39 pp various formats (s.l. [Bordeaux]), 1749 and 1753; The S current is ordinary at equinoxes; it lasts a long time sometimes before and after. It is common at full & new moons. The northerly current is felt at solstices & quadratures: this is the ordinary course & this relationship is analogous to the ordinary course, & this relationship is analogous to the general course of the oceans [ ] .

Estim. 500 - 600 EUR

Lot 34 - COMPOSERS. 4 documents. DUKAS Paul (1865-1935) L.A.S. (s.l.) to a Dear Sir, March 2, 1908. 1 p in-12 on mourning paper. I am not preparing any chamber music and will have nothing to present at the Salon d'Automne. I cannot therefore reply to your offer [...] ; INDY Vincent d' (1851-1931) 2 L.A.S. to Mon cher Viardot ainsi qu'à Mon cher Audisio , Boffres (Ardèche), December 29, 1907.[(s.l.)Paris], Friday, March 9, 1906. 3 pp in-12 on mourning paper. I am responding to your request and you will find the program wording on the opposite sheet. Again, I am very sorry not to have been able to take part in the jury, but I am really too busy to be able to accept duties that require me to interrupt my regular class hours several times[...] I shall pass through Dijon next Tuesday, October 1, by the train which arrives at ¼, there is about a 20-minute stop, during which we could talk, if you have anything in particular to say to me[...] ; ONSLOW George (1784-1853) L.A.S. addressed to Monsieur Alphonse , Clermont April 29, 1829. 4 pp in-8. About the completion of one of his works. As soon as I arrived in my place, my dear sir, I thought of putting my hand to the dough and reworking my first work. I have finished n°1 and hasten to send it to you with 4 quintet notes arranged for four hands. You will see that it no longer exists for 2 violas and it is in the same way that I plan to remake n°3. n°2 will be revised and considerably changed and increased by a finale that I will pass on to you [...] I believe that I have removed from the first the stains that were there and that it will be able to stand comparison with its brothers. As this work (I refer to the 3 quintets combined) will be entirely different from what it was, I am very anxious that the old one should no longer be sold and that you should immediately pass on a new edition of this one [...] . Provenance: Coll. Evesque.

Estim. 300 - 400 EUR

Lot 37 - ORLEANS family [ORLEANS] BOURBON-SICILES Marie-Amélie de (1782-1866). Wife of Louis-Philippe, Queen of the French. L.A.S. Paris, April 3, 1835. 1 p. ½ in-4 on mourning paper. Dry stamp with her crowned cipher. Discusses negotiations with the Prince of Metternich on behalf of the Count of Confalonieri, imprisoned at Spielberg; [ORLEANS] MONTPENSIER Antoine Marie Philippe Louis d'Orléans, Duc de (1824-1890). Son of Louis-Philippe 1st. Set of 6 L.A.S. Neuilly, Metz, Claremont, Madrid, San Telmo, Sanlucar de Barrameda, from October 21, 1843 to May 20, 1884, including a letter from his youth May 23 (s.d.). 18 p. Formats in-12 to in-Folio. 3 letters bearing his coat of arms, one letter with an engraved header depicting a palace. This set begins with a youthful letter to his father when he was in London. The letters are then written from France, England and Spain. He evokes many subjects: family, politics ; [ORLEANS] MONTPENSIER Marie-Louise-Fernande de BOURBON (1832-1897) Duchesse de. 3 L.A.S. Randau, Bologna, September 1, 1871 to February 27, 1885. 8 p. in-8 Header with her crowned cipher. Friendly correspondence; ORLEANS François d' (1818-1900) Prince de Joinville. L.A.S. Paris, (s.d. "19 11h du soir). 1 p. in-8. Indicates that "Nemours has arrived in Neuilly" and proposes lunch with "Chartres" [François d'Orléans, Duc de Chartres]; ORLEANS Eugénie-Adelaïde-Louise, Princesse d' (1777-1847) Dite Madame Adélaïde L.A.S. Laeken, July 1, 1840. 7 ½ p. bound by a string. Long letter in which she evokes her family, her fears, the policy of "England on the Orient affair [...]" etc.; ORLEANS Marie-Christine (1813-1839) Princess of Wurtemberg. 2 L.A.S. Saint-Cloud, October 11, 1834 and (s.l.n.d). 3 p. ½. in-8 and in-12. Friendly correspondence. BOCHART, Eug. - Les cendres de la reine des Belges. (Bruxelles, Detrie-Tomson), [1850], in-12, in f., in mourning cover: black glossy paper printed in silver. Pages entitled Mort de la Reine des Belges. 12 p. in-4. (loose leaves).

Estim. 300 - 400 EUR

Lot 43 - [Académie royale des sciences]. DESCRIPTION DES ARTS ET METIERS faites ou approuvées par Messieurs de l'Académie royale des sciences. Paris, Saillant & Nyon, Desaint, Imprimerie L. F. Delatour, Imprimerie Moutard, H.L. Guerin, 1761-1783. 22 volumes in-folio (45 x 31 cm), full contemporary calf, richly ornamented ribbed spines, red and havana morocco title-pieces, gilded fillets framing the sides and edges, red edges. Volumes 1 to 13 are homogeneously bound, volumes 14 to 18 in the same format are decorated slightly differently, the last 4 are also different, but homogeneously bound (some scuffing and spotting, some slightly worn headpieces and tails, some dull corners). First edition. A veritable encyclopedia of arts and techniques, the Description des Arts et Métiers was born at the instigation of the Académie des Sciences, created by Colbert to promote the development of science. With the Académie's project for a general History of the Arts in mind, it was at the instigation of physicist and naturalist René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757) that notes and drawings were compiled on a number of subjects, the latter being tasked with collecting the Memoirs of Academicians and other scholars in France and abroad. Réaumur himself contributed a number of articles, some of which were read at the Académie, but not published until many years later, sometimes with additions. On his death in 1757, Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) was entrusted with the task of continuing this editorial enterprise. In 1761, the first booklet, L'Art du charbonnier, ou Manière de faire le charbon de bois, was published. The series continued to appear regularly until 1782, sometimes with plates and texts revised and corrected by the same authors or others (many of these works were published over several years), before concluding in 1788 with L'Art du potier d'étain. The descriptions are illustrated with beautiful, accurate plates, drawn and copper-engraved in intaglio by the most skilful artists of the second half of the 18th century, including Patte, Gardette, Saint-Aubin, Caffieri, Goussier, Roubo and others. Scholars, specialists and professionals all contributed to this veritable documentation of craftsmanship. Among them: Réaumur, Courtrivon, Roland De La Platière, Lalande, Abbé Nollet, Garsault, Gallon, Macquer, Bedos De Celles, Romme, Fourcroy De Ramecourt, Chapman, Malouin, Dudin, Fougeroux De Bondaroy, Fougeroux D'angerville, Roubo, Perret, Paulet, Duc De Chaulnes, Hulot, Morand, Saint-Aubin, Demachy, Salmon, Vieil, Lucotte, etc. Our 22-volume series consists of around one hundred quires illustrated with a frontispiece, 1,584 plates, many of them double-page and/or folding, and 8 tables. The Avertissement to Volume 1 states that "L'Académie donne la description des Arts par cahiers séparés avec tous les détails nécessaires représentés dans des planches gravées soigneusement. Published separately, this enabled artists to obtain these treatises on the arts they practise, without being obliged to buy at the same time others that would be less necessary to them". The various Arts are bound here in the order in which they were published. Although incomplete with a few treatises, this encyclopedia of arts and techniques was, even then, extremely rarely complete. Our copy is incomplete with the first 3 sections of L'Art du facteur d'orgue and pages 621-622 of the 4th section (T19), as well as pl. 79 of L'Art du fabricant d'étoffes de soie (T21), Traité général des pesches which is missing the 1st and 2nd sections of part 1 and the 4th section of part 2 (with pl 18 of Tome 9 enclosed separately with the work), and Art d'exploiter les mines which is missing a few leaves. The treatises missing here are: Art du paumier-raquetier et de la paume by Garsault (1767), Art de fabriquer la brique et la tuile en Hollande by Jars (1767), Nouvelle méthode pour diviser les instruments de mathématique et d'astronomie et Description d'un microscope by the Duc de Chaulnes (1768), and Art du pottier d'étain by Salmon (1788). Some of these treatises, revised and enlarged, as well as new ones, were published in Neuchâtel by Bertrand between 1771 and 1783. Overall, some freckling, spotting and soiling, a few browned leaves and plates, some traces of damp and wetness (significant on about twenty plates of T11), a few plates cut short in the margins (with slight loss of image on plate 13 Art du vitrier T14), slight red edge bleeding on the

Estim. 15 000 - 20 000 EUR

Lot 48 - ALMANACHS and small format books, XVIII-XIXth centuries. Reunion of 15 volumes: - Le calendrier de la Cour. P., Collombat, 1757, plate-decorated morocco. - Calendrier de la Cour. P., Hérissant, 1771, dominoté paper cover. - Almanach de Versailles, year 1781. Versailles, Blaizot, red morocco, gilt edges. - Petit almanach de la Cour de France. P., Le Fuel, 1812 and 1824. Publisher's boards, one in slipcase, the other worn. - Calendrier de la Cour, 1815. P., Hérissant. Decorated midnight-blue long-grained morocco, gilt edges (one corner dulled). - Imperial Court Calendar, 1806. P., Debray. Bronze-green morocco, gilt edges (spine faded, snags to headpieces). - Almanach de la Cour, 1809. P., Janet. Editorial boards, gilt edges, rubbed case. - Almanach de la Cour. Années 1810, 1811, 1813, 1817 et 1819. Paris, Janet. 5 volumes, long-grained red morocco, gilt edges (qq. corners rubbed). - Idem, 1827, publisher's cart. in slipcase. - Le véritable double liégeois. Liege et Paris, Gauthier, 1841. Green half-velin. Attached: - OFFICE (L') de la Semaine-Sainte à l'usage de la Maison du Roi. Paris, Collombat, 1750. period red morocco, spine ribbed, cold fleurons, gilt edges. Enclosed: - [Miniature book]. CONSTITUTION (LA) française, décrétée par l'Assemblée Nationale Constituante, aux années 1789, 1790 et 1791. Accepted by the King on September 14, 1791. A Paris, de l'Impr. de Didot jeune, chez Garnery, 1791. In-24 (h = 95 mm. excluding binding), 160 p., contemporary tortoiseshell basane (accidents to binding). 17 volumes.

Estim. 300 - 400 EUR

Lot 64 - [Costume]. BAR (Jacques-Charles). Recueil de tous les costumes des ordres religieux et militaires avec un abrégé historique et chronologique. Paris, chez l'auteur, 1778-1789 [i.e. after 1793]. 6 volumes in-folio, fawn half-basane with corners, spines with 5 flat bands, author, title, tomaison and date gilt, untrimmed. [J. Bettenfeld] (rubbing, wear to corners and headpieces, vols. 5 and 6 disbound, one spine detached; qq. rare leaves with very light wetness). Exceptional and unique copy of this work illustrated with over 600 costume plates. It contains almost all these figures in two states, one in black and the other colored, as well as over 1,000 original drawings, with numerous annotations in the artist's hand. It also contains a handwritten version of his dedication to Jérôme Frédéric Bignon, the king's librarian, one page in-4, enriched with Bignon's autograph acceptance of the dedication. This exceptional set seems to correspond to the one quoted by Cohen: "A copy enriched with the author's original drawings and autograph notes was sold for 895 Fr. around 1850 at Techener". We don't know what it looked like at the time, but we now find it in a 20th-century binding, with all its margins preserved (h = 42.5 cm. excluding binding). The illustration consists of 610 copper-engraved plates. This copy contains 581 of these plates colored, including one on vellum folio, and a further 539 in black, or colored or heightened in wash. Each of the 610 required plates is thus present at least once. In addition, 63 plates are simply engraved. Finally, at the end of vol.5 are the 48 figures engraved on 12 plates of "Mascarades politiques et religieuses", based on an Italian work published in 1793. A total of 1195 engraved plates. In addition, there are 1,046 original drawings in pencil or ink, some enhanced with wash or color, including 5 painted in color on vellum sheets. Most of these drawings include handwritten comments by the author. Text not collated, full collation details on request. (Brunet IV, 1071; Colas 72; Lipperheide 1848, exact collation; Cohen 111, incorrect collation).

Estim. 15 000 - 20 000 EUR

Lot 72 - [Sixteenth-century book]. BOUCHET (Jean). Les triu[m]phes de la noble et amoureuse Dame et l'art de honnestement aymer. A Paris, par Jehan Longis, 1537. Fort in-8, [12] f. (including title), 390 f. (mal chif. for 388), contemporary brown calf, spine with 5 nerves, fragmentary cover restored (sporadic angular wetness, stain at corner of title, corner missing from margin on f. 114, 115 and 168). Uncommon edition, shared between several Parisian booksellers. USTC locates only a dozen copies at all addresses, including 2 under the name of Jean Longis. Originally published in Poitiers in 1530, Les triumphes de la noble et amoureuse Dame is one of the most famous works by Poitiers poet and historian Jean Bouchet (1476-ca 1557-59), a friend of Rabelais and Ronsard (the poet's father). Written in verse and prose, this curious mystical work, whose noble and amorous Damen is none other than the soul itself, and whose triumph is the fulfillment of virtue and morality in everyday life according to the Church, is also of human interest, with chapters on the relationship between husband and wife, child-rearing, dietetics, anatomy (including a description of the reproductive organs), and so on. Addressing women in particular, leTraverseur des voyes périlleuses, the author's self-appointed nickname, dedicates his book to the Queen of France, Eleanor of Austria, wife of King Francis I. It is a precious testimony to the daily life of couples during the Renaissance. This copy was treated and restored in 1981, with the binding completely rebound and the old parts preserved. (USTC 24053; Brunet I, 1161-62).

Estim. 1 500 - 2 000 EUR

Lot 73 - BUFFON (Georges-Louis de). Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du cabinet du Roi. Paris, 1749-1789. 37 volumes in-4º (26.3 x 20.5 cm), full fawn calf, five-ribbed spine decorated with gilt roulette, red and green morocco title-pieces, caissons decorated with gilt fleuron irons, triple gilt fillet framing the boards, gilt roulette at the necks, marbled edges, vat paper on the flyleaves and endpapers. (A fine copy, complete and in good condition, despite a few minor defects, including dull corners, slight spotting on the boards of some volumes, a small hole on the C-Eij sections of volume II, a small wormhole on one of the nerves of volume XII, pagination error on volume I of the supplement, a few isolated stains). First edition of this masterpiece of 18th-century natural science. This collection contains all 36 volumes produced by Buffon between 1749 and 1788. The first part is Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi 1749-1767 (15 vol.), Histoire naturelle des oiseaux 1770-1783 (9 vol.), Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière Supplément (Théorie de la Terre, minéraux, animaux quadrupèdes) 1774-1789 (7 vol.), Histoire naturelle des minéraux 1783-1788 (5 vol. or 6 depending on whether the maps are bound in an atlas volume or not). The illustrations comprise 1,064 plates (including 1 repeated plate, Nº44 of volume XIII), 1 portrait of Buffon and 10 folded maps or figures, mainly by Jacques de Sève père et fils. The first three volumes, published in the autumn of 1749, included a methodology and long dissertations, such as Théorie de la terre, histoire générale des animaux, réflexion sur la place de l'homme dans la nature and étude sur la diversité de l'espèce humaine. Between 1753 and 1767, the next twelve volumes were devoted to the description and study of quadruped mammals. Between 1770 and 1783, the nine volumes of the natural history of birds were printed, while from 1774 onwards, the seven volumes of supplements were published. Finally, the five volumes of Histoire naturelle des minéraux were published between 1781 and 1788, accompanied by an atlas volume containing 8 folded maps. French naturalist and writer Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (1707-1788), is the author of a monumental Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, published in 37 volumes in-4º between 1749 and 1788, to which Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton (1716-1800), Philibert Guéneau de Montbéliard (1720-1785) and Abbé Gabriel Bexon (1748-1784) contributed. Provenance: L.F. C. Marin (1721-1809), man of letters, royal censor (engraved armorial bookplate).

Estim. 3 000 - 4 000 EUR

Lot 83 - [16th c. book]. DAMHOUDER (Joost de). Praxis rerum criminalium, prætoribus, proconsulibus, magistratibus, reliquis'que id genus Antverpiæ, apud I. Bellerum, 1570. In-4, [16] f., 508 p. (wrong chif. for 512), [32] f., contemporary soft parchment, handwritten title on spine, laces (one lace broken, binding stained, modern etiquette on spine; some soiling, some pages browned). Illustrated with 73 woodcuts in the text, some full-page, including a portrait of Damhouder and his coat of arms. New Latin edition of the famous manual of criminal law by the Flemish jurisconsult Josse de Damhouder (1507-1581), who strongly influenced the practice of criminal law. Originally published in French in 1554 under the title "La practique et enrichidion des causes criminelles...", the work caused a scandal at the time of its publication, as it was accused of plagiarism. However, this did not prevent it from enjoying great success, thanks in particular to its engravings (several were deemed licentious, notably the scenes of adultery p.263, fornication p.294, incest p.299, rape p.302, etc.). These depict crimes, tortures and the stages of legal proceedings, with the last panel showing a judge in a courtroom. The work was reprinted many times in French, Latin, German and Flemish. Some handwritten annotations in brown ink in the margins, the engravings slightly enhanced in bistre. Old inscription on the upper cover, including a drawing of a coat of arms. Provenance: Grenoble Lawyers' Library (stamps); handwritten ownership marks on title, one crossed out in ink. (USTC 401461; Brunet II, 479; Graesse II, 322).

Estim. 1 000 - 1 200 EUR

Lot 84 - DAPPER, Olfert. Description exacte des isles de l'archipel, et de quelques autres adjacentes; dont les principales sont Chypre, Rhodes, Candie, Samos, Chio, Negrepont,Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, avec un grand nombre d'autres Amsterdam, Georges Gallet, 1703. In-folio, false-title, frontispiece, title in black and red, (1) f.(Preface), 35 plates, 556 p., (1) f.(Table), (1) f.(Avertissement), brown calf, richly ornamented ribbed spine, brown title page, gilded arms in the center of the boards, red edges (qq. defects to binding, slight foxing pp 417-418 and 423-424). A fine copy of this first French edition of Dapper's work, based on the Dutch original of 1688 (Naukeurige bescryving der eilanden in de Archipel), in which the author gives a comprehensive description of the Aegean islands or isles of the archipelago (from the Greek name Aigaion Pelagos), including a large section devoted to Cyprus and Rhodes. The illustrations include a frontispiece dated 1702, 35 plates out of text and 43 large vignettes in the text representing numerous views, maps, plans, flowers, scenes of daily life and medals, all engraved on copper by C. Decker, some figures by or after Jacob Meurs or Marco Boschini. The present copy includes 6 more plates than the table, which lists 29 (the copy described in Blackmer gives 34 plates). Dutch humanist and geographer Olfert Dapper (ca. 1635-1689) analyzed and compiled numerous ancient and contemporary works of history, geography and travel writing, thus synthesizing all contemporary knowledge of the region. The translator of the work is still unknown. Provenance: La Rochefoucauld, from the library of the Château de La Roche-Guyon (stamp on title and gold-stamped coat of arms on boards). (Blackmer 453; Atabey, 323; Brunet II, 520.

Estim. 4 000 - 5 000 EUR

Lot 85 - [DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE] PANCKOUCKE (Charles-Louis-Fleury). Description de l'Egypte ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Second edition. Dedicated to the King. Paris, printed by C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1820-1829. 24 volumes in 26 vol. in-8 paperback, and 11 parts bound in 10 volumes large in-folio (71 x 54 cm.) green half calf, smooth spines (defects to bindings and interiors, condition report on request). Second edition, known as the Panckoucke edition, of the Description de l'Egypte published by Charles-Louis-Fleury Panckoucke under the direction of Edme-François Jomard between 1821 and 1829 in a smaller (text) and uniform format (volumes of plates). It comprises 24 volumes of text published in 26 volumes, including volume 18 in 3 parts, with 86 plates on 80 folding leaves, including 3 maps. Volumes 1 to 9 are dedicated to descriptions and memoirs of Egyptian antiquity, while volume 10 contains explanations of the plates in the antiquity section. Volumes 11 to 18 describe the modern state of Egypt, and volumes 19 to 24 detail the natural history of the region. The text volumes are accompanied by 11 volumes of plates featuring a total of 908 copper-engraved illustrations and maps. Antiquités - 5 volumes illustrated with 438 plates (including the portrait of Louis XVIII and the table Tableau synoptique des constellations semblables dans les différents planisphères, generally bound with the text volume Antiquités Mémoires 8). Etat Moderne - 2 illustrated volumes with 173 plates Histoire Naturelle - 2 volumes illustrated with 244 plates. Geographical Atlas - 1 volume illustrated with 53 maps and plates, including double-page engraved title. This monumental publishing venture was the fruit of collaboration between scientists, artists and technicians who followed Bonaparte to Egypt (1798-1801). Bonaparte's military expedition to Egypt was accompanied by a scientific expedition to study the country. A science and arts commission was set up, bringing together scientists and experts from a variety of fields, including painters, naturalists, mathematicians, astronomers, geographers, architects, sculptors, writers and printers, among them Jacques Barraband, Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, Jules-César Savigny, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Vivant Denon, Conté and Méchain. Two months after their arrival in Egypt, Bonaparte founded the Institut d'Egypte to record the work of scholars in various fields, including antiquity, architecture and language. Despite the obstacles, the expedition brought back an impressive quantity of unpublished documents, culminating in the publication, from 1809, of the "Description de l'Egypte". This monumental work is divided into four sections dealing with ancient and modern Egypt, natural history and geography. A second edition, known as the Panckoucke edition, appeared between 1821 and 1829 in a smaller (text) and uniform format (volumes of plates). The Description de l'Egypte ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française played an essential role in the dissemination and preservation of the Egyptian heritage. Even today, it remains a major reference for the study of ancient Egypt, its history, culture and architectural heritage. (Atabey, 343 (1st ed.); Brunet, II, 617).

Estim. 12 000 - 15 000 EUR

Lot 92 - DU HALDE (Jean-Baptiste). Description géographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise Paris, P. G. Le Mercier, 1735. 4 volumes in-folio, contemporary brown calf, richly decorated spines, red and havana morocco titles and greefs, red edges, minor restorations (moderate wear defects, epidermis and stains on boards, small wormholes on spines; numerous wormholes throughout with occasional damage to maps, a few defects on plates including a small tear). and stains on boards, small wormholes on spines; numerous wormholes throughout the volumes, sometimes affecting the maps; many defects on the plates, including a small tear on map t.1. p. 242, crack without damage to map t.4 p. 422). First edition of this remarkable work, which offered the European public an original, rich and precise approach to the Chinese world. It is the masterwork of Jesuit Father J.-B. Du Halde (1674-1743), who drew most of his material from the reports of his fellow missionaries, published in particular in the famous Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, écrites des Missions étrangères, which he edited from 1711 to 1743. Thus, without ever having been to China, Du Halde was able to produce this highly erudite work, touching on every facet of the country described, its geography and history, but also the customs, traditions and religious practices of its inhabitants, as well as all its practical and technical activities. The entirely copper-engraved illustrations comprise 65 plates, including 43 maps (42 of which, devoted to the Chinese provinces, are the work of Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, and one, of Korea, is by Jesuit cartographer and missionary Jean-Baptiste Régis). (Cordier, Bibl. sinica 45; Sommervogel IV, 35; Brunet II, 870).

Estim. 6 000 - 8 000 EUR

Lot 95 - EIFFEL (Gustave). 300-meter-high iron tower for the 1889 Exhibition. E. Capiomont & V. Renault, Paris, 1885. In-4, 30 p. (including title and frontispiece), 1 folding plate, paperback, original printed blue-gray paper covers (upper cover and title, tears in margins of title, margins browned). Rare first edition of the project to build a 300-meter-high iron tower for the 1889 Universal Exhibition, by engineer-constructor Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923), a project initiated and drawn up by Emile Nouguier (1840-1897), Maurice Koechlin (1856-1946) and Stephen Sauvestre (1847-1919), his collaborating engineers and architect. A dedication copy by the author, with the autograph note "Hommage de l'auteur G. E." on the cover. This memoir, read to the Société des Ingénieurs civils by Eiffel, presents detailed studies, feasibility (wind resistance and stability), construction methods (masonry, steel or iron, hydraulic elevators, electric lighting) and cost. It also reports on the favorable opinion of several personalities regarding the construction of such a tower from a scientific point of view, including Admiral Mouchez, director of the Observatory, and Mr. Pierre Puiseux, astronomer attached to the same observatory. The work is illustrated with a fold-out plate featuring plans, sections and miscellaneous information, two figures in the text, one of which is a full-page reproduction of the Washington monument, and a frontispiece depicting the Eiffel Tower, by Poyet.

Estim. 1 500 - 2 000 EUR

Lot 96 - [Protestantism]. EUSTACHE (David). Eight sermons on the first seven verses of the epistle of Saint Jude. Prononcés à Montpellier A Orange, par Edouard Raban, 1655. In-8, [9] f., 376 p., contemporary supple parchment (binding in binder's condition; wetness, stains, corners of f. corned, worms affecting qq. letters in cahiers C to E). Extremely rare work, not listed in the BnF catalog, and of which we have located only one copy, in the National Library of Sweden. This suggests that it was deliberately destroyed at the time. Although very tired, this copy bears witness to the piety of the Protestants who preserved it. Other editions of sermons and other publications by pastor and controversialist David Eustache (c. 1595-c. 1672) are known, but all are rare. Enclosed: - [Sixteenth-century book]. [Protestantism]. CRO (François de). Réplique à la response diffamatoire de Maistre Adam Heurtelou prétendu evesque de Mende. Contre la réalité du sacrement de l'autel & célibat des ecclésiastiques. S.l., s.n., December 1, 1596. In-8, [8] f., p.17-268, [2] f. (errata, 1 blank), limp old parchment, (binding browned with lacunae, unbound; wetnesses; brown spots on second half, worm trav. affecting qq. letters). Rare work, only 3 copies reported in the libraries of Aix, Montpellier, and the Soc. Hist. du Protestantisme français in Paris. The second part of the work, devoted to ecclesiastical celibacy, is preceded by a special title on page 173. Despite its poor condition, this copy remains a precious testimony to Protestant piety. (USTC 6087). 2 volumes.

Estim. 200 - 300 EUR

Lot 97 - EYRIES (Jean-Baptiste-Benoît) ; MALTE-BRUN, ed. Nouvelles annales des Voyages de la géographie et de l'Histoire, ou Recueil des relations originales inédites, communiquées par des voyageurs français et étrangers ; des voyages nouveaux, traduits de toutes les langues européennes Première à cinquième série. Paris, Librairie de Gide Fils, 1819-1854. 119 volumes in 65 vol. in-12, homogeneously bound in period half-fauwn basane, smooth spine, gilt title and tomaison, marbled or yellow edges speckled with red [some signed Margelin à Autun] (except one vol. in half-percaline binding). (Minor wear and accidents, moderate interior defects, details on request). An important series of travelogues offering French readers a diversified perspective on geographical discoveries and historical events around the world. Illustrated with numerous plates and maps, some with colored borders. This collection runs continuously from volume 1 to volume 60, then from volume 85 to volume 143. (A complete series consists of 188 volumes; publication continued until 1865). One plate missing from vol. 122, the end of vol. 93, some false titles. Detailed collation on request. Bound in homogeneous period half-fauwn basane, smooth spine, gilt title and tomaison, marbled or yellow edges speckled with red [some signed Margelin à Autun] (except for one vol. in half-percaline binding). (Minor wear and accidents, moderate interior defects, details on request). An important series of travelogues offering French readers a diverse perspective on geographical discoveries and historical events around the world. This set contains volumes 1 to 60, then 85 to 143 of the collection. The complete series of "Nouvelles Annales des Voyages de la géographie et de l'Histoire" comprises several volumes divided into different series. The first series runs from volume 1 (1819) to volume 30, number 3 (June 1826). The second series begins with volume 1, number 1 (July 1826) and ends with volume 30, number 3 (December 1833), corresponding to volumes 31 to 60 of the collection. The third series covers volumes 1 (1834) to 24 (1839), representing volumes 61 to 84 of the collection. The fourth series runs from volume 1 (1840) up to and including volume 20] (1844), corresponding to volumes 85 to 104 of the collection. The fifth series runs from volume 1 (1845) to volume 40 (1854), representing volumes 105 to 144 of the collection. Finally, the sixth series begins with the first year, volume 1 (1855), and ends with the eleventh year, volume 4 (1865), covering volumes 145 to 188 of the collection.

Estim. 0 - 2 000 EUR