[Pierre Daru [Pierre Antoine Noël Bruno, Comte Daru], French soldier and author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Cte Daru') to printer Firmin Didot, concerning the printing of 'la Copie des vers que j'ai lus à l'institut', with reference to 'M Raynouard'.

Pierre Daru [Pierre Antoine Noël Bruno, Comte Daru] (1767-1829), French soldier, statesman, historian, poet [Firmin Didot, printer; François Just Marie Raynouard (1761-1836), dramatist and linguist]
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26 April 1829. No place.

1p, 4to. On recto of first leaf of bifolium, the verso of the last leaf of which is addressed by Daru 'à monsieur | F. Didot père & fils | rue jacob No 24 | Paris'. In good condition, lightly aged, with stub from mount adhering. Sixteen lines of text. The text is in French, and concerns 'la Copie des vers que j'ai lus à l'institut pour imprimés avec les autres pièces lues a cette place', which he discussed with 'M Raynouard' (François Just Marie Raynouard) the night before.

[Hanns Bruno Geinitz, German geologist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Dr. H. B. Geinitz'), in English, regarding his dealings in Dresden with 'Mr. Pilkington'.

Hanns Bruno Geinitz (1814-1900), German geologist, Professor of Geology and Mineralogy in the Royal Polytechnic School at Dresden, and director of the Royal Mineralogical and Geological Museum
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'Dresden the 18. Jan. 1896.'

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, somewhat aged and worn. The recipient is not named, but is presumably George Frederick Armstrong (1842-1900), Professor of Engineering, Ediinburgh, from whose family papers the item derives. Geinitz writes: 'With many thanks for your kind letter to introduce Mr. Pilkington. I only regret, that snow and other effects of Winter-time did not allow any trip in the neighborhood [sic] for Geological purposes: we could only spend some days for studies in our Geological Museum, which Mr.

[Printed book, inscribed by Mattiacci to the theatre designer Yolanda Sonnabend.] Eliseo Mattiacci. Catalogo della mostra a PradaMilanoArte (Milano, 5 maggio-13 giugno 1993).

Eliseo Mattiacci (b.1940), Italian artist and sculptor [Giuliano Briganti, Bruno Cora, Gillo Dorfles; Prada, Milan; PradaMilanoArte; Yolanda Sonnabend (b.1935), theatre designer]
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Milano, Firenze [Milan, Florence]: Edizioni Charta. 1993.

88pp., 8vo. Stylishly-designed art book by Giuliano Briganti, Bruno Cora and Gillo Dorfles, primarily in black and white, but with sections in half-tone blue and brown. In colour covers with flaps. Italian and English text. Inscribed on half titled 'A. Y SONNABEND. | Eliseo Mattiacci'. In good condition, in lightly-worn covers.

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