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  1. Folio, (50 x 37 cm); engraved title page and privilege, 63 plates of which 38 are double-page or folding (lacking plates 5 and 6), lower edge of some leaves restored, traces of dampstaining to lower margin; contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to spine, boards slightly worn, corners rubbed, marbled endpapers, a very good example.

    £5,000
  2. 11 vols in all, comprising: I) Fisica de' Corpi Ponderabili: first edition; 4 vols, thick 8vo; 18 folding plates, scattered light foxing, slight toning to leaves; II) Opuscoli Matematici e Fisici: first edition; 2 vols in one, 4to; 2 folding plates, scattered light foxing; III) Mémoire sur la Dispersion de la Lumière: first edition; 4to; numerous tables to text, many full-page, some browning to leaves; IV) Traité des fonctions elliptiques et des intégrales eulériennes: first edition; 3 vols, 4to; 4 folding plates, some leaves browned, scattered light foxing; V) Géométrie Descriptive: fifth edition; 4to; 28 folding plates, light dampstaining to prelims, scattered light foxing; VI) Mécanique Analytique: first edition; 4to; 4 folding plates, scattered light foxing, light dampstaining to plates; contemporary half vellum (7 vols) and full vellum (4 vols), bound to match, red and green morocco title labels with gilt lettering, gilt tooling to spines, light wear to extremities, overall an attractive set.

    £30,000
  3. Second edition; 2 works in one vol., 4to; one folding engraved plate, 10 mathematical tables, some toning to leaves, scattered light foxing; contemporary half brown straight-grained morocco over marbled boards, green morocco spine label with gilt lettering, spine gilt in compartments, light wear to extremities, yellow edges, a very good copy; xxiii, [1], 480, [36]; 62, [1], [4, ads]pp.

    £2,500
  4. First edition; 4to; woodcut device to title, woodcut headpiece and tailpiece, scattered light spotting, occasional toning to leaves, gatherings I-K heavily browned; contemporary French mottled calf, gilt lettering to spine, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in compartments, light rubbing to extremities, red edges, marbled endpapers, a very good copy of a scarce work; [2], cxci, [1], 304pp.

    £5,000
  5. Second edition; 4to (26.5 x 19.8); engraved device to title, engraved and woodcut headpieces, woodcut initials and tailpieces, 4 folding plates, some leaves toned, scattered light spotting; contemporary speckled calf, spine with 5 raised bands, elaborately gilt in compartments, red morocco label to second compartment with gilt lettering, minor worming to spine, light wear to boards and extremities, red speckled edges, overall a very good example; xlii, 414, [2]pp.

    £6,000
  6. First edition; 4to (26.4 x 20.6 cm); 3 folding engraved plates bound at end, light foxing, some leaves browned, neat marginal repairs to p7; contemporary quarter green morocco over marbled boards, white corner pieces, gilt lettering to spine, spine gilt in compartments, light wear to extremities, overall a very good copy; 302pp.

    £3,750
  7. Second edition; 2 parts in one vol., 12mo (15.4 x 10 cm); title printed in red and black, 10 full-page engravings, including frontispiece, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, scattered light foxing; contemporary black straight-grained morocco, gilt lettering to spine, light rubbing to spine and extremities, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, an attractive copy; 442, [2]pp.

    £750
  8. First editions; 20 vols in 4, 8vo; etched frontispiece to each of the 20 titles by Jules-Armand Hanriot, vignette to each title page (some in colour), tinted pictorial headpieces, decorative tailpieces and initials, a touch of foxing to endpapers, light toning to leaves; contemporary half red morocco, original lithograph wrappers bound in, top edge gilt, others uncut, light wear to extremities, overall a pleasing set.

    £250
  9. Limited edition, one of 1650 copies on velin pur fil de Rives, 3 vols, 4to ( 24 x 19 cm); illustrated in colour throughout after original watercolours by A. E. Marty and ornaments after R. Jacquet, marbled pink endpapers; later half burgundy morocco over gilt marbled boards, signed Jean Etienne, in corresponding marbled slipcases with morocco entries, spines slightly sunned, an excellent set.

    £1,500
  10. Original illustrated edition, number 596 of 1000 copies on vélin Lafuma de Voiron, from a total edition of 1110; 4to, (29.8 x 22.8 cm); 25 full-page pochoir colour illustrations by Raoul Dufy, vignette to title page, some offsetting, blue suede endpapers; publisher's pictorial blue morocco, with blue, green, yellow, red, orange and grey overlays, boards slightly marked, overall an excellent copy presented in a blue portfolio box with Susan Alix ephemera tipped in; [53]pp.

    £1,250
 

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