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Title: Histoire naturelle de la parole, ou précis de l
Description: Paris, l'auteur, Boudet, Valleyre, la Veuve Duchesne, Saugran, Ruault, 1776. 8vo. W. engr. alleg. front. ['C.P. Marillier del. A. Romanet Sculp.'], engr. fold. plate ('Alphabet primitif') and 1 engr. double page mezzotint plate printed in colours ('D'agoty pere 1775'). Contemp. marbled clf., spine elaborate floral gilttooling (part below the title shield rubbed off.), w. gilt tooled armorial shield, red spine label (of which lower fraction missing), spine rubbed. A small hole in upper cover. [n3 (half title, front. & title), A-Z8, 2A-2B8]. (VI, 400 pp.).(Vague small oval libr. stamp on title.). (All edges red; fine original comb marbled endp.). Brunet II, 1516: Cohen 261/2: Guyot, nr. 423: Blake 101: The author is remembered for his early theoretical treatise on the universal origins of speech and language. The double page engr. plate depicts primitive alphabets. The allegorical frontispiece was engraved by Marillier. The colour printed plate by Gautier d'Agoty Père shows the tongue and larynx and organs of speech. The engraving belongs to one of the last specimen of his craft. Weil, cat. 24/109: 'Court Antoine de Gebelin (1725-1784), a celebrated french scholar ... he had conceived the project of a work which should set in a new light the phenomena, especially the language and mythology of the ancient world.': Guigard, Nouvel armorial du bibliophile, vol. I, p. 288, depicting the armorial shield of La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, Fr., closely resembling the one on the spine of Court de Gebelin's book.

Keywords: Otolaryngology Illustrated Gauthier

Price: EUR 1950.00 = appr. US$ 2119.35 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 93