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 Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Thiers, Jean-Baptiste. Histoire des Perruques, Ou l'on fait voir Leur origine, leur usage, leur forme, l'abus & l'irregularite de celles des Ecclesiastiques. Avignon Chez Louis Chambeau:1779. An interesting early history of wigs and their use and abuse the actual main purpose of the book, when it was first published in 1690, was to criticize the abuse of wigs by clerics and other theologians (an outspoken religious writer, Thiers penned over 30 other works on religious subjects of his day). This study was popular enough to be translated into Italian in 1702 and German in 1712. Another French edition was evidently published in 1777. 4.25"x7", xxii, [i], 441 pages several decorative woodcut head and tailpieces. Bound in full 19th century mottled polished calf with a red spine label and elaborate gilt spine decorations engraved bookplate of Louis Batigne covers with some rubbing, front hinge very tender contents fine except for some soil on the title page.

Inventory #: 29000
Price: $ 300.00       

Vieil, Pierre le. L'Art de la Peinture sur Verre et de la Vitrerie. Paris L.F. Delatour: 1774. A marvelously sweeping, folio-sized survey of the art of staining glass, written by the man who restored the stained glass windows in Notre-Dame. Le Viele (1708-1772) wrote several other works, including one on ancient mosaics, and one on the manufacture of pottery and porcelain. This text is prefaced by a short biography of Le Vieil, and an appreciation of his work by Grandjean de Fouchy, Secretary of the Royal Academy of Science. Duncan 14145. Hardcover. 11.5"x17.5", xiv + 245 pages, plus 13 engraved plates bound in new marbled boards with a cloth spine light wear, a little soil, but a nice copy.

Inventory #: 7386
Price: $ 1450.00       

Willard, Joseph & David Tappan. An Address in Latin, by Joseph Willard, S.T.D., L.L.D. President and a Discourse in English, by David Tappan, S.T.D., Hollis Professor of Divinity delivered before the University in Cambridge, Feb 21, 1800, in solemn commemoration of General George Washington. Charlestown Samuel Etheridge: 1800. These two addresses were part of the ceremonies at Harvard, which also included an address by Washington Allston (which was not allowed to be printed). Although a search of OCLC locates various Washington orations held around the Commonwealth that were printed by Etheridge, this title does not turn up. Disbound. 5"x8.5", 44 pages, front cover detached but present, rear cover detached and not present some soil and spots and a few very minor chips.

Inventory #: 9753
Price: $ 125.00       

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