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         Théâtre

      - (Genève). 1776. 10 volumes in-8, plein veau blond, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats avec écoinçons dorés aux coins, dos lisses très ornés avec pièces de titre et tomaison havane, tranches dorées. (4) pp., VIII pp., (2) pp., 520 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., 380 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., 380 pp., (2) pp. ; (6), 504 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., (1) p., (3) pp., 472 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., III pp., (2) pp., 488 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., II, (2) pp., 376 pp. ; (6) pp., II pp., (2) pp., 396 pp., (2) pp. ; (8) pp., 436 pp., (2) pp. ; (8) pp., 420 pp., (2) pp. Edition du théâtre de Corneille commentée par Voltaire. Contrefaçon de l’édition de Genève, 1764, illustrée de 36 figures, dont 1 frontispice et 1 portrait par Gravelot. Les Oeuvres, assorties d’un avertissement, comportent aussi les Trois discours sur le poème dramatique. Cette édition est parue deux ans avant la mort de Voltaire.Trace d’ex-libris d’un comte, frotté.Bel exemplaire, dans une élégante reliure, quelques défauts aux coiffes.Bengesco II, 1700. 1260 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Zend-Avesta, 3 Teile in einem Band (komplett) und 2 Bände Anhänge zum Zend-Avesta in 8 Teilen, Originalausgaben 1776 bis 1783

      Kleuker, J. F. Zend-Avesta, 3 Teile in einem Band (komplett) und 2 Bände Anhänge zum Zend-Avesta in 8 Teilen, Originalausgaben 1776 bis 1783 Im Einzelnen handelt es sich um 3 Originalbücher des 18. Jahrhunderts mit folgende Schriften: Buch 1 Kleuker, Johann Friedrich Titel: Zend-Avesta, Zoroasters lebendiges Wort,worin die Lehren und Meinungen dieses Gesetzgebers von Gott, Welt, Natur, Menschen ingleichen die Ceremonien des heiligen Dienstes der Parsen u. f. f. aufbehalten sind. Erster, Zweiter und Dritter Theil in einem Band (komplett). Riga 1776/1777 bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Halbleineneinband des 19. Jahrhunderts unter Verwendung des Original Lederrrückens der Originalausgabe, rundum Rotschnitt, mit diversen Kupferstichen auf 7 (Falt-) Bildtafeln, ca. 850 Seiten, 25x20,5cm. Einband berieben, zum Teil etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes und festes Exemplar. Erster Theil welcher mit dem, was vorausgeht, die beiden Bücher Izeschne und Vispered enthält. XXVIII, 168 Seiten Voraus geht: Kurze Darstellung des Lehrbegrifs der alten Perser Zweiter Teil, der, außer einigen Abhandlungen, die übrigen Zendbücher, Jeschts Sades, Si-ruze und Vendidad enthält. II, 386 Seiten, Enthält ergänzend folende Abhandlungen: Untersuchung über die antike Aechtheit der Bücher des Zend-Avestas Anzeige der ein und zwanzig Nosks Avestas nach Angabe der parsischen Ravaets Untersuchung über die alten Sprachen persiens von Msr. Anquetil. Dritter und letzter Theil, welcher Zoroasters Leben, den Bun-Dehesh, zwei keinere Wörterbücher und die bürgerlichen und gottesdienstlichen Gebräuche bei den jetzigen Parsen enthält. 258 Seiten Verzeichnis der Sachen und namen, welche in den drey Theilen des Zend-Avesta vorkommen,108 Seiten. --------------- Buch 2 KLEUKER, Johann Friedrich. Anhang zum Zend-Avesta. Erster Band in Zwey Theilen Wovon der erste verschiedene Abhandlungen über wichtige Gegenstände der persischen Religion, Philosophie und Geschichte Und er zweyte historische Abhandlung über die Religion der Perser enthält. Leipzig und Riga Hartknoch 1781. XII, 397 Seiten, 25x20cm, Goldgeprägte Original Ganzlederausgabe, z. T. etwas stockfleckig mit zwei alten Stempeln auf Titelblatt. Erster Band mit folgenden Abhandlungen: 1.Abhandlung, worinn bewiesen wird, dass die auf der Königlichen Bibliothek den 15ten März 1762 niedergelegten Zendbücher Zoroasters Werk, oder wenigstens so alt als dieser Gesetzgeber sind. Von Anquetil du Perron 2.Theologisches System der Magier nach dem Plutarch, verglichen mit dem System der alten Perser, welche die Parsen dem Zoroaster, als ihrem Gesetzgeber beylegen. Von Anquetil du Perron 3.Bemerkungen über den Nutzen, den das Lesen der orientalischen Schriftsteller gewährt. Von Anquetil du Perron 4.Erklärung des Theologischen System der perser nach den Büchern des Zend, Pehlvi und Parsi. Von Anquetil du Perron 5.Untersuchung über das Zeitalter Zorosters, des Gesetzgebers der perser und Verfassers der zendbücher. Von Anquetil du Perron 6.Anhang, Verzeichnis der vornehmsten Namen und Sachen. ---------------- Buch 3 KLEUKER, Johann Friedrich. Anhang zum Zend-Avesta. Zweyten Bandes Erster und Zweyter und Dritter Theil Leipzig und Riga Hartknoch 1783. 192, 64, 200 Seiten, 26x21,5cm, Goldgeprägte Original Halblederausgabe mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln, z. T. etwas stockfleckig , gites Exemplar. Erster Theil Kritische Abhandlung, worin sämtliche Nachrichten von Schriften Zoroasters beurttheilt, die namen der selben erklärt, und Litterärische Anzeigen von den einzelnen unter dem allgemeinen Namen Zend-Avesta noch vorhandenen Bücher gegeben werden. Von Johann Friedrich Kleuker Zweyter Theil Eine vollständige Untersuchung über die Beschaffenheit, dasZeitalter und denWerth der Zendbücher, nach äussern und innern Gründen, und mit Beantwortung der dagegen gemachten Einwürfe enthält. Von Johann Friedrich Kleuker Dritter Theil PERSIKA, das ist: Vollständige Sammlung und Erklärung dessen, was die Griechischen und Lateinischen Schriftsteller von Zoroaster, den Lehren und heiligen Gebräuchen der Magier und Perser berichten verglichen mit den authentischen Angaben der zendurkunden. Von Johann Friedrich Kleuker Anhang, Verzeichnis der vornehmsten Namen und Sachen für alle drei Theile.

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         VOYAGE EN ARABIE & en d'autres Pays circonvoisins with. Description de L`Arabie, faite Sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux mêmes.

      Amsterdam, S. J. Baalde; Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven & Comp., 1776. THREE VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET, FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF FIRST TWO VOLUMES 1776-1780, VOLUME THREE dated 1774 and entitled Description de l'Arabie faite sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux memes (first published in French in Copenhagen in 1773). 4to, approximately 260 x 210 mm, 10¼ x 8½ inches, a total of 150 engravings, Volume I: attractive allegorical vignette to title page, 72 engravings of which 22 folding (5 maps or plans) plus a large folding map of Yemen with routes shown in green and red; Volume II: same vignette on title page, 52 engravings, 17 folding, many maps and plans; Volume III: same title page vignette, 24 engravings including maps, 7 folding of which 2 hand coloured of Kufiq characters, and 5 of maps, plus large folding map of Yemen with routes in colour, pages: viii, (6), 409, (1); vi, (10), 389, (1); xlii, 372 + (16), all 3 complete with half-titles. Bound in old calf sides, handsomely rebacked to style, gilt decorated raised bands, ornate gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. A few small scrapes to covers, corners slightly worn with cardboard showing at tips, ex college library copy with armorial library bookplate stamped 'Withdrawn' on each pastedown, small blind library stamp on title pages, tiny closed tear to inner edge of 2 folding maps in Volume I, 1 folding map protruding slightly from text block and very slightly worn along fore-edge, 1 or 2 very small neat pencil notes in Volume II, neat pencil titles to plates on Directions to Binder at the end of Volume III. A very good clean set. Volume I covers Egypt (pages 32-212) and Yemen, Volume II covers parts of India including Bombay and Surat, Iraq and Syria, Volume III first part: describes Arabia in general, customs, religion, currency, ancient writing, astronomy, medcine, agriculture, animals; second part covers Yemen, Oman, Mecca and Medina, Bedouin tribes, Desert of Mount Sinai. Cox, Volume I, page 237: 'This is a justly famous and popular work. Niebuhr, though German born, took part as astronomer and naturalist in the Royal Danish expedition to Arabia 1763-67. His accounts are probably the best and most authentic of their day. Though Arabia was his chief concern, his travels extended into Egypt, Persia and Hindustan"; Sotheby's Library of Peter Hopkirk, 1010: "(Niebuhr's) work was the first European attempt at a complete account of Arabia. He amassed a vast quantity of factual information which he relates in a simple unrhetorical fashion, distinguishing clearly between things observed personally and things learned from, others."; Sotheby's Library of Michael Burrell, 569; Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, page 751-752. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         The American Military Pocket Atlas

      being an approved collection of correct maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies,  especially those which are now, or probably may be, the theatre of war. First edition. 6 folding engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, maps soiled & frayed at edges, some discoloration at folds, rebacked. London, Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett,     

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         VOYAGE EN ARABIE & en d'autres Pays circonvoisins with. Description de L`Arabie, faite Sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux mêmes.

      Amsterdam, S. J. Baalde; Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven & Comp., 1776.. THREE VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET, FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF FIRST TWO VOLUMES 1776-1780, VOLUME THREE dated 1774 and entitled Description de l'Arabie faite sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux memes (first published in French in Copenhagen in 1773). 4to, approximately 260 x 210 mm, 10¼ x 8½ inches, a total of 150 engravings, Volume I: attractive allegorical vignette to title page, 72 engravings of which 22 folding (5 maps or plans) plus a large folding map of Yemen with routes shown in green and red; Volume II: same vignette on title page, 52 engravings, 17 folding, many maps and plans; Volume III: same title page vignette, 24 engravings including maps, 7 folding of which 2 hand coloured of Kufiq characters, and 5 of maps, plus large folding map of Yemen with routes in colour, pages: viii, (6), 409, (1); vi, (10), 389, (1); xlii, 372 + (16), all 3 complete with half-titles. Bound in old calf sides, handsomely rebacked to style, gilt decorated raised bands, ornate gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. A few small scrapes to covers, corners slightly worn with cardboard showing at tips, ex college library copy with armorial library bookplate stamped 'Withdrawn' on each pastedown, small blind library stamp on title pages, tiny closed tear to inner edge of 2 folding maps in Volume I, 1 folding map protruding slightly from text block and very slightly worn along fore-edge, 1 or 2 very small neat pencil notes in Volume II, neat pencil titles to plates on Directions to Binder at the end of Volume III. A very good clean set. Volume I covers Egypt (pages 32-212) and Yemen, Volume II covers parts of India including Bombay and Surat, Iraq and Syria, Volume III first part: describes Arabia in general, customs, religion, currency, ancient writing, astronomy, medcine, agriculture, animals; second part covers Yemen, Oman, Mecca and Medina, Bedouin tribes, Desert of Mount Sinai. Cox, Volume I, page 237: 'This is a justly famous and popular work. Niebuhr, though German born, took part as astronomer and naturalist in the Royal Danish expedition to Arabia 1763-67. His accounts are probably the best and most authentic of their day. Though Arabia was his chief concern, his travels extended into Egypt, Persia and Hindustan"; Sotheby's Library of Peter Hopkirk, 1010: "(Niebuhr's) work was the first European attempt at a complete account of Arabia. He amassed a vast quantity of factual information which he relates in a simple unrhetorical fashion, distinguishing clearly between things observed personally and things learned from, others."; Sotheby's Library of Michael Burrell, 569; Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, page 751-752. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Saggio dell'architettura civile.

      appresso Gio. Batista Bianchi, In Milano 1776 - Frontespizio: Ovvero regole pratiche per qualunque pubblico, e privato edificio a giovamento degli Studiosi Architetti, de' Capi Maestri, e de' Padroni di Fabbriche. Seconda edizione emendata, e notabilmente accresciuta di molte Regole pratiche per la Fermezza, Comodità, e Simmetria sì in disegno, che in opera di tutta sorta di Edificj, con altre Avvertenze, e Precetti su i Cinque Ordini d’Architettura da Laudromo Sitonio. In-16° massimo, pp. XVI-112. Segnatura: A-G8. Leg. post. mz. pelle verde petrolio a fascia stretta con piccoli angoli, tit. e fleurons oro impressi al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata, segnapagina in seta verde, testatina, capolettera xil., finalini. Fioriture, gore evidenti alle prime 20 pp. circa, esemplare leggermente rifilato al taglio sup.

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         Carte Generale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline,de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre etc. par le Sr. D’Anville, A Venise, Par P. Santini, 1776. Chez Mr. Remondini

      Paolo Santini 1776 - Santini, Paolo Venice 1776 copper engraved map with original outline colouring; overall 53 x 76 cm; plate 49 x 66 cm. fold as issued; some foxing; some add. printer’s creases; Very detailed map of Eastern Coast of North America by d’Anville, published by Santini, showing part of Canada, New England and Southern States, including part of Florida and Texas (’Tecas’)’. With an inset of Canada. With a large, decorative cartouche. D’Anville was Royal geographer and cartographer. - Santini (c1729 - 1793) was an Italian professor of design, engraver, mapmaker and publisher. [ref: 3660]

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         William Ellery

      May 20, 1776. Document Signed "Wm Ellery", 16.75" x 13", 1p May 20, 1776, Newport [RI]. Overall restoration including infill to losses. Excellent appearance. We know of only three other existing documents, and all sold at Christie's. A similar endorsement, Lot 47, sold for over $8000. An ALS in the same sale, Lot 28, brought over $120,000. The third piece, a journal, sold for nearly $19,000.

In part, the document reads, "To all people to whom these presents shall come William Channing of Newport in the county of Newport and colony of Rhode Island send greeting, KNOW YE, that the said William Channing for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds lawful money to me. In Hand, before the ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by William Ellery of Newport aforesd Esq. The receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith fully satisfied, contented and paid; and thereof, and of every part and parcel thereof . . . lot of land . . . two acres and one quarter be the same more or less and bounded Northerly on a driftway Easterly on a high way Southerly on land of George Gibbs and Westerly on the land of Christopher Ellery ... "


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         A Commentary on The Book of Psalms.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1776 - 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. Splendid tall full 18th century speckled calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and label. Some scuffing to the boards. A slip 'To Lieut General Melvill at John Balfour's Esq in the Advocate's Close Edinb.' is enclosed. This would appear to refer to General Robert Melvill, inventor of the carronade and Governor of Guadeloupe. A superb set of Bishop Horne's most celebrated work. From the library of the Farquharson family at Invercauld Castle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         William Ellery

      , May 20, 1776. May 20, 1776. Document Signed "Wm Ellery", 16.75" x 13", 1p May 20, 1776, Newport [RI]. Overall restoration including infill to losses. Excellent appearance. We know of only three other existing documents, and all sold at Christie's. A similar endorsement, Lot 47, sold for over $8000. An ALS in the same sale, Lot 28, brought over $120,000. The third piece, a journal, sold for nearly $19,000.In part, the document reads, "To all people to whom these presents shall come William Channing of Newport in the county of Newport and colony of Rhode Island send greeting, KNOW YE, that the said William Channing for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds lawful money to me. In Hand, before the ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by William Ellery of Newport aforesd Esq. The receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith fully satisfied, contented and paid; and thereof, and of every part and parcel thereof . . . lot of land . . . two acres and one quarter be the same more or less and bounded Northerly on a driftway Easterly on a high way Southerly on land of George Gibbs and Westerly on the land of Christopher Ellery ... "

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         Le Commerce et le gouvernement, considérés relativement l'un à l'autre. Ouvrage élémentaire.

      Jombert 1776 - Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Jombert & Cellot, 1776, in-12, basane fauve moucheté, dos lisse richement orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Légères épidermures sur les plats. Édition originale. Elle se distingue des deux autres éditions à la même date par l’errata page VI. Un des ouvrages fondateurs de l'économie politique au XVIIIe siècle. Ce traité qui vit le jour la même année que celui d'Adam Smith s'impose par une théorie psychologique de la valeur, novatrice car elle anticipe l'analyse marginaliste. Agréable exemplaire. (Tchemerzine, II, p. 484) « Le Libéralisme est né en France. En 1776, précisément, lorsque Étienne Bonnot de Condillac publia Le Commerce & le Gouvernement, signant ainsi l’acte de naissance d’une philosophie radicale qui, prenant la liberté individuelle pour principe, en déduit en toute rigueur toutes les conséquences. Par la même occasion, il inventa alors la « science économique » ; car les deux sont indissociables. » (Institut Coppet). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         VILLARE CANTIANUM; OR KENT SURVEYED and illustrated. Being an exact Description of all the Parishes, Boroughs, Villages, and other respective Manors in the County of Kent; and, the Original and Intermedial Possessors of them, down to the Author's time. Drawn out of Charters, Escheat-rolls, Fines, and other Public Evidences; but especially out of Gentlemen's Private Deeds and Muniments. To which is added an Historical Catalogue of the High Sheriffs of Kent; collected by John Philipott Es.; Father to the Author.

      Lynn, W.Whittingham (and others) 1776 - Second Edition, Corrected. LACKING MAP. Folio, moden rebinding in three quarter calf with raised bands and title label, gilt, with marbled boards. [iv], 400pp. plus 11pp. index and 1pp. advertisement at rear. Foldout engraved plate of Bromley College, (foxed at edges and creases) plus another Plate with 2 fig. illustrations and one small illustration in text. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Occasional light foxing to edges and margins. A VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf 9) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.6 kg+) might require extra charges for postage outside the UK.** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The American Military Pocket Atlas

      [1776]. 1776 - being an approved collection ofcorrect maps,both general andparticular, of theBritish Colonies, especially those which are now, or probably may be, the theatre of war. First edition. 6 folding engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, maps soiled& frayed atedges,some discolorationat folds, rebacked. London, Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Published at the behest of Governor George Pownall, the advertisement clarifies its purpose: ?Surveys and Topographical Charts being fit only for a Library, such maps as an Officer may take with him into the Field have been much wanted. The following Collection forms a Portable Atlas of North America, calculated in its Bulk and Price suit the Pockets of Officers of all Ranks.? The six maps here represent a distillation of what the British high command saw as the most pertinent topographical information for soldiers and, being issued at the war's outset, provides keen insight into how the British envisioned the war unfolding. As with this copy, the atlas was usually folded down to octavo size. Not quite small enough to fit in a pocket, it was generally carried in a soldier's holster and soon was referred to as the holster atlas. The six maps are: 1. DUNN (Samuel). ?North America, as Divided Amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 13 1/2 by 18 1/4 inches. London, printed for Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved for Dunn's A New Atlas , London, 1774. 2. DUNN (Samuel). ?A Compleat Map of the West Indies, Containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the Islands.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). London, Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved for Dunn's A New Atlas London, 1774. 3. ?A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America. Which comprehends the province of Quebec, the Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York. From the Maps Published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Regulated by the Astronomic and Trigonometric Observations of Major Holland and corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 20 3/4 by 26 3/4 inches. London, Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, Aug. 14, 1776. A very good copy, here in its first state. The map also issued separately and was re-issued in 1788 with an updated title. 4. EVANS (Lewis). ?A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America. containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. with the addition of New York, and the greatest part of New England, as also of the bordering parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several surveys made after the late war, and corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 20 1/2 by 26 3/4 inches. London, R. Sayer & J. Bennet, Oct. 15, 1776. Based on the 1755 Lewis Evans map, with subsequent corrections. 5. ROMANS (Bernard). ?A general map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the neighbouring Indian countries. From the modern surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & others; and from the large hydrographical survey of the coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 20 3/4 by 25 5/8 inches. London, R.Sayer & J. Bennett [sic.], 15 October. 1776. Based on charts and maps by Roman and others. 6. BRASSIER (William Furness). ?A Survey of Lake Champlain including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John, Surveyed by order of . Sr. Jeffery Amherst . by William Brassier, draughtsman. 1762.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 29 1/8 by 21 5/8 inches. London, Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, 5 Aug., 1776. Also issued as the first separately published map of Lake Champlain, this chart was based on a survey made durin [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Death, the last Enemy, destroyed by Christ. A Sermon, Preached, March 27, 1776, before The Honorable Continental Congress, on the Death of the Honorable Samuel Ward, Esq. One of the Delegates from the Colony of Rhode Island...

      Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1776. First edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. First printing. Scarce. OCLC locates only six examples in book format, one of which rests in the Library Of Congress. 28 pp. intact and complete but apparently disbound from a larger volume. Small chip top corner of p. 25/26 not affecting any text and a somewhat larger chip top corner of p.27/28 in the same area affecting one or two words. Eulogy delivered before the Continental Congress on the occasion of the passing from smallpox in Philadelphia of Samuel Ward of Rhode Island. In addition to serving in the First Continental Congress, Ward had been Governor of Rhode Island and was a founder of Brown College. He was governor at the time of the passing of the Stamp Act in 1765 and was the only colonial Royal Governor to openly oppose it. A stunch patriot, he undoubtedly would have been a signer of the Declaration of Independence but died some three months before it was adopted.

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         Antique Print-OSPREY-FISH EAGLE-SEA HAWK-Manetti-Vanni-1776

      - Antique print, titled: 'Falco Pescatore volgarm. Aquila Pescatrice.' - An osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk. Hand coloured etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Plate XXXX from: "Storia natuleale degli uccelli", published in 10 volumes (6 plate volumes) in Florence, 1767-1776. Ref: Ref. Cf. Dance 70; cf. Fine books (1990) p. 92; cf. Nissen IVB 588; cf. Wood p. 450; cf. Zimmer p. 241.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Giuseppe Vanni' after 'Saverio Manetti, Lorenzo Lorenzi or Violante Vanni'. Engraver: Giuseppe Vanni. Saverio Manetti (1723-1784) was a physician and director of the Florentine Botanical Gardens from 1749-1782. Manetti worked almost exclusively from real specimens, beginning with the extensive collection of Marquis Giovanni Gerini. The result was one of the largest surveys of ornithology attempted up to that date, a work which became 'the flamboyant forerunner of the splendid ornithological folios which were to appear in the nineteenth century. Violante Vanni (1732-1776). Condition: Very good, given age. Remains of attachment to carrier to the rear of the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: E43-31 The overall size is ca. 12.4 x 16.9 inch. The image size is ca. 10.7 x 13.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 31.6 x 43 cm. The image size is ca. 27.1 x 34.6 cm.

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         Le commerce et le gouvernement, considérés relativement l'un à l'autre.A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez Jombert et Cellot , 1776.

      A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez Jombert et Cellot 1776 - Due parti (a numerazione continua) in un volume di cm. 16, pp. ix (1), 587 (1). Leg. ottocentesca in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso; carta marm. ai piatti. Esemplare corto nel margine alto limitatamente alle prime pagine, peraltro fresco e ben conservato. Condillac (1714-1780), fratello dell'abate di Mably, fu stimato scrittore di testi storici, politico-economici e filosofici. La frequentazione giovanile con Rousseau, Diderot e Duclos non intaccò la prudenza che contraddistingue tutte le sue opere, ma gli garantì la possibilità di dialogare scientificamente con i più grandi intellettuali del tempo. Nel 1752 divenne membro dell'Accademia di Berlino e nel 1768 anche di quella francese. Quest'opera, fondamentale nell'ambito della storia dell'economia politica settecentesca, si caratterizza per le innovative teorie sopra i temi del cambio, del prezzo e della valuta. Seconda edizione, pubblicata nell'anno dell'originale, distinta dalla terza per la diversa numerazione delle pagine. Cfr. Kvk; Kress 7201; Einaudi 1208; non in Goldsmiths. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Colección de las ordenanzas que para el Gobierno de el Obispado de Michoacan Hicieron y promulgaron con Real Aprobación sus Illmos. Señores Prelados.

      Edición de D. Felipe Zuñiga y Ontiveros, Reimpresa en México 1776 - "Large Sections Devoted To The Indians Of Michoacan". 8vo., modern vellum. A COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BISHOPRIC OF MICHOACAN are provided by these Ordenanzas, originally published in 1685 and brought up to date in this revised edition by Casillas y Cabrera, Oficial mayor de la Secretaría del Obispado. They contain both the Ordenanzas issued in 1642 by Fr. Marcos Ramirez de Prado, bishop of Michoacan 1639-1666, and the much more extensive and detailed Ordenanzas issued by Juan de Ortega Montañez, bishop of Michoacan, Inquisitor of the Tribunal del Santo Oficio de México and Viceroy of New Spain (27/02/1696 a 18/12/1696). Both Ramirez and Ortega Montañez were concerned with the relationship between the clergy and the secular authorities, the reform of abuses and the need for the clergy to be above reproach, specially in their dealings with the Indians. Both bishops devote special sections to the natives: "De los naturales y como se han de tratar" (Ramírez, 36-40 pp.) and "Indios, su enseñanza de doctrina, y otros puntos a ellos pertenecientes (Ortega Montañez 164-194 pp.). Their instructions were designed both to provide protection for the Indians - Ramirez for example prohibits the purchase of land from Indians so there could be no question of the clergy having intimidated them - and to ensure their spiritual welfare. Procedures were laid down for dealing with natives who failed to fulfil their religious obligations or resisted indoctrination for themselves or their children. These included reporting them to the ministers of the law. Orders were given for the persecution of witchcraft, dancing, drunkenness etc. * Medina (México) 5923; Palau 56598; Sabin 67658. S.P. páginas

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         Odre der Texten, Zoo als dezelve jaarlyks Op de Feestdagen, En over het Lyden van Christus, voor Paasschen, In de Hervormde Gemeente van Amsterdam, gepredikt worden. Met byvoeging van de gelykluidende Texten der Euangelisten, en van die Propheetische, waar op in den Text geweezen wordt. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Wessing Willemsz./Psalmen etc.: Amsterdam, H. Brandt, D. onder de Linden, P. Schouten, J. de Groot, en R. Arrenberg 1776/1784 - (VIII) 58 (5) p., z.p. Origineel Leer met ribben, 8 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren centrale ornamenten en 2 zilveren sloten, 8° (De bovenste klem is aan de achterzijde verstevigd. Fraai kerkboek rijkelijk gedecoreerd met zilverbeslag. Het beslag bestaat uit 2 -ongemerkte- zilveren sloten en 8 zilveren hoeken, gemerkt met het keurmerk van Amsterdam en een nader te identificeren jaarletter/meesterteken.)

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         [BOUGAINVILLE] Voyage autour du monde, par la frégate du roi La Boudeuse, et La Flûte l'Étoile;

      en 1776, 1767. 1768 & 1769. Paris : Chez Saillant & Nyon, 1772. Second édition, augmentée. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary full mottled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament and red labels with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red, pp 336, 453, [3], first volume with 6 copper engraved maps (folding), second volume with 15 maps (folding) and 3 engraved plates, engraved headpieces, tailpieces and initials, contents of both volumes crisp and clean, a fine copy. Bougainville's voyage - the first French circumnavigation - was of immense importance in terms of the impetus it provided to a renewal of France's colonial empire following territorial losses suffered to Britain in the Seven Years' War: it opened up the Pacific for French expansion. Yet what cannot be overstated is the impact that Bougainville's own vivid and romanticised descriptions of the Pacific - specifically Tahiti - had on the French public imagination, her writers, artists and thinkers. The utopian ideal of the noble savage living in an Earthly Paradise owes much to Bougainville's response to his encounter with the Tahitian culture and landscape. Even though he was not the first European to reach Tahiti - the Englishman Samuel Wallis had done so one year earlier - Bougainville's account is fundamental to the formation of the European romantic vision of the South Seas. Bougainville had the imprimatur of the French government to undertake a voyage of exploration which would seek to gather scientific, geographical and cultural information. For example, his narrative includes the first vocabulary of the Tahitian language, which is also the first written glossary of any Polynesian language. The advancement of knowledge had not been the principle objective of French voyages of the preceding period, which were motivated by commercial interests. After entering the Pacific through the Straits of Magellan early in 1768, Bougainville went in fruitless search of the fabled 'Davis Land', which was rumoured to exist to the west of Chile. He then took possession of the Tuamotu Archipelago and Tahiti for France, providing in his narrative an extensive, detailed and enthusiastic account of Tahiti. Crossing the Pacific he made landfall first in Samoa and then the New Hebrides. From the island of Espiritu Santo, with the thought of possibly discovering the east coast of New Holland, he struck out due west, a course which would have allowed him to reach the coast of Queensland. Fatefully, he was unable to navigate through the Great Barrier Reef, and sailing north instead, he passed through the Solomons (naming Bougainville for himself) and on to Batavia. Bougainville was to learn in Batavia of the exploits of the navigators Wallis and Carteret, both of whom had sailed across the Pacific a short time earlier. However, it was Bougainville's narrative which was to cause a sensation in France upon its publication, in some part because of its contribution to scientific and geographical knowledge but primarily for the account of Tahiti, which was to have such an enduring effect on the European imagination. The first edition of Voyage autour du monde, also published by Saillant & Nyon, appeared in 1771. Copies of this slightly expanded second edition are recorded in five Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Queensland; University of Queensland Library; State Library of Victoria).

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         Antique Print-CART-WAGGON-MOUNTAIN-LANDSCAPE-Farington-Rubens-Browne-1776

      - Original antique print, titled: 'The Waggoner'. It shows: a forest/mountain scene with a horse-drawn cart making its way over the uneven path. In the distance, near a lake, are a man and woman seated near a fire at the edge of a lake. Rare with gorgeous hand colouring. Original handcoloured etching and engraving on a vellin paper type. Description: Master print published by John Boydell, London in 1776. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by John Browne after Farington after Rubens. John Browne (1742-1801) was a British landscape engraver. He studied under John Tinney with William Woollett. Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was an English 18th Century landscape painter and diarist. He was trained by Richard Wilson from 1763. He took two trips to Europe, one to the Netherlands and the other to Paris. After returning from this last trip he painted less and less. Condition: Good, given age. A tiny tear in the bottom margin, as well in the right margin (closed with acid-free tape). Image very good. Foxing in the margins. General age-related light toning and/or staining from handling. Please study scan carefully Storage location: DP-P2-10 The overall size is ca. 26.6 x 20.3 inch. The image size is ca. 24 x 19.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 67.5 x 51.5 cm. The image size is ca. 61 x 48.5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         De la legislation, ou principes des loix.A Amsterdam, s.e., 1776.

      A Amsterdam, s.e. 1776 - Due volumi di cm. 16, pp. viii, 264; iv, 264. Legatura coeva in piena pelle maculata con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto; tagli marmorizzati. Fenditure a due cerniere (piatti comunque ben solidi), minime mancanze alle cuffie, mancanza di doratura in corrispondenza dei titoli del primo volume. Esemplare perlatro internamente fresco e ben conservato Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709-1785), pensatore politico francese, fratello del Condillac, va annoverato tra le principali figure della politica estera del Settecento francese. Nelle sue opere sviluppò concetti politici che a molti osservatori parvero come principi anticipatori delle idee rivoluzionarie, in realtà la visione sociale di Mably era suggerita più da istanze morali che da una visione complessiva di risistemazione socio-economica. Ebbe comunque modo di schierarsi con decisione contro il dispotismo illuminato dei fisiocrati caldeggiando lo sviluppo di una monarchia sorretta da istituzioni repubblicane. Quest'opera traccia i principi di una riforma della legislazione mirata alla creazione di un sistema giuridico meno condizionato dalla forte ingiustizia sociale che caratterizzava la Francia del tempo. Non comune edizione originale. Cfr. Kvk; Camus 121. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         OBSERVATIONS SUR LES MALADIES EPIDEMIQUES. Ouvrage Rédigé D'après le Tableau des Épidémiques D'hippocrate et Dans Lequel on Indique La Meilleur Méthode D'observer ce Genre de Maladies. On y a Présenté a Côté de Chaque Observation, dans des Colonnes Séparées, L'administration des Remèdes, Leur Effet, Les Signes De Coction, Les Jugemens De La Maladie, Les Pouls Critiques, Etc. 3 volumes.

      Imprimerie Vincent, Paris 1776 - Paris: Imprimerie Vincent, 1776. 4to. 1st edition. Complete with half titles. cxxxiij + [3] + 420pp (Vol. I) with a folding table (page cxvj); xvi+ 395pp (Vol. II); xvi + 395pp (Vol. II); 599 ¿ 1076pp. Rebound in a late 19th century European half vellum, marbled paper over boards, black leather title labels. Pages very clean and crisp. Boards slightly bowed. Louis XVI knighted Cloture for Observations¿. Based on fifteen years of research, the work consists of three parts: the first is devoted to the "General Description of Normandy." The historian will find valuable information on the climate, the manners of the inhabitants of the Province and diseases that reigned there for 1763-1777. The second part includes meteorological observations collected in Caen and Rouen, based on fifteen consecutive years. The third section exposes the "Constitutions of the Ruling Diseases" in the climate of Caen from 1763 to 1768 and from 1768 to 1777 in Rouen. [Excerpt from text] "Qu'on réfléchisse alors que plus de 90000 âmes entassées dans cette cité profonde, exhalent continuellement une infinité de vapeurs animales, susceptibles de nombre d'altérations malfaisantes, et souvent confondues avec les émanations humidesbrouillardeuses et fétides, que la disposition de la vallée semble y fixer annuellement pendant plusieurs mois de suite. [Imagine more than 90,000 souls crowded deep in the city, continually breathing in the smell of animals, susceptible to a number of harmful illnesses, and often mixed with damp fog and rank smells, that the climate of the valley seems to contain for over a period of many months.] "Considérons encore que ces vapeurs seront plus aisément condensées par l'humidité; que, dans les jours nébuleux et pendant l'hiver, si le vent de nord-est ne souffle point, elles seront rarement attirées par le Soleil à une distance assez élevée pour pouvoir être emportées au-delà de nos montagnes; et qu'elles seront d'autant moins pompées que des maisons fort exhaussées, des rues étouffées, des places peu ouvertes, et le défaut de circulation de l'air présentent plus d'obstacles à leur évaporation'. Non, rien de tout cela ne peut être comparable à "l'assiette heureuse et riante de Caen, Ville prolongée dans un large vallon, auquel la Nature n'imposa de bornes que la mer à trois lieues de distance au nord-est, et un groupe de collines peu élevées, à une grande lieue vers le Couchant.' Que de dissemblances avec Caen et ses 'rues bien ouvertes', ses places étendues et multiples, si bien aérées et au 'nombre beaucoup moins considérable de ses Habitants.' Mais les différences entre les habitants ne résident pas uniquement dans leur nombre. En effet, 'les Habitants de Rouen sont généralement plus cacochymes, plus bilieux, plus gras et garnis d'embonpoint; moins vifs, moins ardents dans leurs entreprises, moins fermes peutêtre dans leur opinion que ceux de Caen.'" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Stella. Ein Schauspiel für Liebende in fünf Akten.

      1776 1776 - 1st edition. Berlin: Mylius 1776. [4] + 116 pp. Well-preserved copy bound in newer paperbinding with leather-label on spine. * The very rare first printing of the first edition with pp 80 wrongly pag. 70.Goedeke IV/III, 131, 113. Meyer 139. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Geschichgte der Kunst des Alterthums. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben. Erster (und) Zweyter Theil.

      Wien: akad. Verlag 1776. Erstausgabe. Hldr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. 4°, 7 Bll., LXXII, 618 S.; 1 Bl., pp. 619 - 881 S., 28 Bll. Register, mit mehreren gestoch. Vignetten u. Illustr., 2 Bände, Je ein handschr. Namenszug auf dem Vorsatzblatt u. Titelblatt von Band 1. - Insgesamt sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Antike, Winckelmann,

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         HISTOIRE DES PLANTES VÉNÉNEUSES DE LA SUISSE contenant leur description, leurs mauvais effets sur les hommes et sur les animaux, avec leurs antidotes ; rédigée d'après ce qu'on a de mieux sur cette matière, & sur-tout d'après l' "Histoire des plantes helvétiques" de M. le baron de Haller. Mise à la portée de tout le monde. par Mr. P. R. Vicat, docteur médecin.

      - Yverdon, Société littéraire & typographique, 1776. 1 vol. in-8: 11 x 17.5 cm, XXIX-42-392-112-[10] p., [4] pl. grav. dép. Première et unique édition de ce rare ouvrage à faible tirage. Avec 93 figures regroupées sur 3 pl. dép. gravées par Johannes Hegui et le tableau dép. "Cléf de la méthode du baron de Haller". Ouvrage précédé du "Discours sur les poisons en général". Reliure de l'époque en veau moucheté. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et orné de beaux motifs floraux en doré. Roulettes à froid sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Très bel exemplaire remarquablement frais. Barbier, V, 761 / Perret, p. 442, no. 32 / Quérard, 10, 139

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         Antique Map-YEMEN-ARABIAN PENINSULA-Niebuhr-Koning-1776

      - Plate Tab LXXI: 'Tabula Itineraria sistens illam partem Terrae Yemen .' (Map of Yemen). Copperplate engravings / etchings on a verge type of hand laid paper. Outline hand-colour. Description: This original antique print originates from 'Reize naar Arabie en andere omliggende landen, van Carsten Niebuhr uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald.', published in Amsterdam by S.J. Baalde and Utrecht by J. van Schoonhoven & comp., 1776. (Translation: Voyage to Arabia and surrounding countries by Carsten Niebuhr, translated from German.) This is the Dutch ed. translated and enlarged from 'Reisebeschreibung von Arabien und anderen umliegenden L�ndern (1774-1778). Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) travelled extensively in Arabia, Persia, Palestine and Asia Minor, and became by his descriptions and maps and the richness of his observations the pioneer of a more profound knowledge of the Orient. Ref: Tiele 795 and 796; Howgego N24; Gay 3589; cf. Graesse IV, 674/ Cox I, 237; Aboussouan 682-683 and Lipperheide Lc6.Artists and Engravers: This plate by T. Koning. Condition: Excellent. General age-related toning. Occasional minimal staining. Original folds. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A253-03 The overall size is ca. 17.1 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 16.1 x 19.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 43.5 x 53.1 cm. The image size is ca. 40.9 x 48.6 cm.

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         British Zoology. 4 Bände. Vol. I: Class. I. Quadrupeds, II. Birds; Vol. II: Class II Birds, Div. II. Water Fowl; Vol. III: Class III. Reptiles, IV Fish; Vol. IV: Class III. Reptiles, IV Fish.

      London, William Eyres 1776. - 8°, XXXIII, 418 S. 2 Bl., 59 Taf.; 2 Bl., S. 422-786, 2 Bl., 51 Taf.; 4215 S., 3 Bl., 73 Taf.; VIII, Bl., 153 S., 1 Bl., 93 Taf., 2 Bl., 4th Edition, Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit vergold. Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung, Einbände berieben, Gelenke teilweise angeplatzt, innen sauber und gut erhalten,

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XLVI (46) January to December 1776 [Declaration of Independence]

      London: D Henry; F Newbery. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1776. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 609pp, [xv] + plates. 14 b/w plates and maps (10 fold-out). .

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         Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the most esteemed English Plays. Vols. I - X

      John Bell 1776-77, London - 10 vols.: various paginations. 18 cm. Engraved frontispiece or title page for 9 out of 10 vols. (vol. IX missing) and each play has an engraved plate for a total of 59 plates. 6 fold-out plates include one in which half missing. Full leather. Raised bands, gilt impressing, burgundy and black spine labels. 3 boards detached but present. Some repairs to hinges, external and internal. Corners bumped, hinges tender. Vol. III has 2 detached pages in The Mourning Bride, held in with pin, one torn, and rear free endpaper torn out. Vol. II has tear in last page of The Provok'd Wife. Tear in a plate in vol. VIII. Small library reference labels on front pastedowns. Foxing throughout. Ink signatures on engraved title pages and front free endpapers. 10 volumes of 5 plays each for a total of 50 plays: Vol. I: Zara by Aaron Hill; Venice Preserved by T. Otway; Jane Shore by N. Rowe; Siege of Damascus by Mr. Hughes; Distressed Mother by A. Phillips. Vol. II: The Provok'd Wife by Sir John Vanbrugh; Every Man in his Humour by Ben Johnson; The Beaux Stratagem by G. Farquhar; The Old Batchelor by W. Congreve; The Committee by Sir R. Howard. Vol. III: The Earl of Essex by Henry Jones; Tamerlane by N. Rowe; The Mourning Bride by W. Congreve; The Fair Penitent by N. Rowe; Cato by Joseph Addison. Vol. IV: The Wonder by Mrs. Centlivre; Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by Beaumont and Fletcher; The Suspicious Husband by Dr. Hoadley; The Conscious Lovers by Sir R. Steele; The Recruiting Officers by Mr. Farquhar. Vol. V: All for Love by Mr. Dryden; The Orphan by Mr. T. Otway; Tancred and Sigismunda by Mr. Thomson; George Barnwell by Mr. Lillo; Isabella, altered from Southerne. Vol. VI: A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Mrs. Centlivre; The Miser by Henry Fielding; The Provok'd Husband by Sir John Vanbrugh and Colley Cibber; Love Makes a Man by C. Cibber; She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not by Colley Cibber. Vol. VII: The Royal Convert by N. Rowe; Alexander the Great by N. Lee; Mahomet by the Rev. Mr. Miller; Theodosius by N. Lee; Lady Jane Gray by N. Rowe. Vol. VIII: The Funeral by Sir Richard Steele; Love for Love by William Congreve; The Careless Husband by Colley Cibber; The Tender Husband by Sir Rich. Steele. The Busy Body by Mrs. Centlivre. Vol. IX: The Beggar's Opera by Mr. Gay; Polly by Mr. Gay; Achilles by Mr. Gay; The Gentle Shepherd by Alllan Ramsay; Comus by John Milton. Vol. X: Merope by Aaron Hill; Barbarossa by the Rev. Dr. Brown; Alzira by Aaron Hill; Phaedra and Hippolitus by Mr. Smith; Oroonoko by Thomas Southern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         BUZZARDS BAY AND VINEYARD SOUND].

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres for THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, April 25, 1776. - Large engraved chart from Des Barres' ATLANTIC NEPTUNE on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. Sheet size: 43 x 31 inches. Contemporary hand- coloring in outline. Slightest offsetting. A superior copy. A highly important chart depicting Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound, including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard compiled under the direction of Joseph Des Barres. Showing much more on- shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. This is one of the most interesting charts from the vast ATLANTIC NEPTUNE project. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years' War under Col. Bouquet, Lord Howe and Gen. Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as Gen. Wolfe's engineer. In the late 1760's the project of surveying the entirely Atlantic coastline of North america began, working from north to south, under Des Barres' direction. Although Des Barres was directly responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of much of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. This is the fourth state of seven recorded by Stevens. STEVENS 88D. John Carter Brown Library, CHARTING THE EAST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence, 1972). Robert Lingel, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, July 1936, pp.571-603. Augustus P. Loring, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in AMERICAN MARITIME PRINTS (New Bedford, 1985).

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         Beschryving van het Oosten, en van eenige andere Landen. 3 Bände in 6 Bänden

      Van Paddenburg, Utrecht/ Bosch u. Arrenberg, Rotterdam /de Bruyn, Amsterdam, 1776-1786. Zusammen XXXVI, 491 S. XI, 519 S. VIII, 403 S., 115, 124 S. mit 143 (von ?) meist gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln und einigen Karten, einfache Fadenbindung, quart, (ohne Einbände / 1 Band etwas wasserrandig / Tafeln unvollständig) - Text niederländisch / Übersetzung von Pocockes gefeierter Monographie über den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, von Gibbon als Werk von "Superior Learning and Dignity" (Decline and Fall, Kap. 11, Nr. 69) gelobt. Diese niederländische Ausgabe wurde mit 27 Tafeln ergänzt, ein Aufsatz des Ministers Rutger Schutte auf den Reisen der Israeliten und ein Index zu biblischen Orten, die in den Hauptwerken gefunden wurden. Pococke reiste von 1733 bis 1736 ausgiebig in die Levante und erreichte Alexandria im September 1737. Er blieb drei Jahre im östlichen Mittelmeer und besuchte Ägypten, Palästina, Kleinasien und Griechenland. Sein Buch beschreibt diese Reisen. Die Arbeit war zu seinen Lebzeiten sehr beliebt und wurde von Gibbon (Blackmer) gelobt. Die Qualität und vor allem die Frühe seiner Beobachtungen und ihr Rekord in Prosa, Karten und Charts machen ihn zu einem der bedeutendsten nahöstlichen Reisenden, der mit Frederik Ludvig Norden und Carsten Niebuhr auftritt, um eine ägyptische Wiederbelebung in europäischer Kunst und Architektur zu stimulieren. / Blackmer 1323. -

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         Kleine Haus-Aboteke oder Sammlung bester Hausmittel für Krankhe in der Stadt und auf dem Lande [recte: Kleine Haus-Apotheke oder: Sammlung der besten Haus-Mittel für Kranke in der Stadt und auf dem Lande] herausgegeben von O. S., Liebhaber der Arzney Kunst . mit J. Heinrich Krammer Haus und Landt Aboteke .

      Ausgburg, Matth. Rieger plus Söhne. 1776 - o. Pag. Priv. Brosch. der Zeit, mit unfächmännischer Heftung. Geschrieben im Jahre 1846 in Kurrent (Sütterlin): wahrscheinlich wurde es diktiert, da die Rechtschreibung sehr 'gehör-orientiert' ist. - Stärkere Gbrsp., rückw. Ebd. fleckig, diese etw. durchschlagend, datierter Besitzeintrag a. V. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Declaration of Independence — One of the First English Printings, Boldly Publishing the Complete Unadulterated Text

      London 1776 - Book. The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure. August 1776. London: John Hinton, [early September, 1776]. Pp 57-111 plus plate. 5 x 8 1/2. Disbound. "A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people" The Declaration, signed in type by John Hancock, appears under "American Intelligence" in vol. 59, on pages 91-93. It is printed between "Fable of Mr. Foote's New Comedy, called the Capuchin acted for the first Time on Monday, August 19" and love verses headed "The British Muse: Containing original Poems, Songs, & C."Prior to independence, American protests had been directed at the actions of Parliament, and royal ministers. That all changed with the Declaration of Independence, a substantial part of which is a bill of particular offenses committed by the King against American Freedoms. Some in the British press were uncomfortable printing it as such. The words in our excerpt below are printed here, while Gentleman's Magazine printed the first letter and left the rest of the word blank. London Magazine intentionally omitted entire sentences."The history of the present King of Great Britain, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations; all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world."".obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither.""He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws;""In every stage of these Oppressions we have petitioned for redress, in the most humble terms; our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people"Interestingly, the Declaration does not appear in the magazine's index, but this response does.Offered with July and September to December issues, all formerly bound together, with remnants of spine. Includes frontispieces, engraved titles, several engraved plates. The text is complete (but for the final page of the Supplement at year end). However, most plates and maps were removed. The condition is poor, but we thought it would still be worth keeping with the issue containing the Declaration. Relevant content includes an installment of "A Concise History of the Origin of Progress of the present unhappy Disputes between Great-Britain and the American Colonies." (p 225-228) The British respond with the "answer in part to their declaration" on page 242."I perceive, among many other extraordinary Charges of the Congress, in their Declaration, against his present Majesty, the following singular Assertion:'He has excited domestic Insurrections among us and has endeavored to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare is undistinguished Destruction of all Ages, Sexes, and Conditions.'"

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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         Comptes faits des monnoies d'or coupé et cordonné d'Espagne et de Portugal, qui ont cours dans la partie françoise de l'Isle Saint-Domingue. Par M. R*** L***, Américain.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Vincent, 1776, pleine basane moderne, genre XVIIIe. -Mouillures claires dans les marges d'une vingtaine de ff., rousseurs éparses sur 3 cahiers. -8 lignes manuscrites à la plume de l'époque dans la moitié inf. de la p. 170, signalant "La valeur donnée aux monnoies dans ce livre est argent de colonie, et pour la réduire argent de France il faut la diminuer de 33 1/3 pour cent." - in-12 de (12)-173 pp. ; Exemplaire du fils de l'auteur, contenant, de sa main, une note au verso du titre : "Ce livre de comptes-faits a été composé par mon père Sr André Arnold Roberjot de Lartigue, pour l'utilité de la colonie française de St Domingue où il a occupé les fonctions d'intendant de la Marine, de conservateur général des hypothèques, de trésorier de la colonie pendant une majeure partie de sa vie. Paris, ce 28 février 1829."Edition originale. Rarissime.Conlon 76 : 1156 n'en localise que 2 exemplaires (B.N.F. et B.M. de Bordeaux).P. 170 : "La valeur donnée aux monnoies dans ce livre est argent de colonie, et pour la réduire argent de France il faut la diminuer de 33 1/3 pour cent."

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE SERIGNAN]
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         The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; & T. Cadell, , 1776–88. 6 volumes, quarto (290 x 225 mm). Contemporary polished speckled calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, raised bands, compartments elaborately decorated and ruled in gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece issued with the first edition of volume 2 but bound in volume 1 as usual; 3 engraved folding maps to volumes 2 and 3 as issued. Armorial bookplates of Holland House, location of the "brilliant circle of whig politicians and men of letters" named the Holland House set (act. 1797–1845), to front pastedowns or front free endpaper verso (volume 3). Extremities gently worn and labels a little chipped, some cracking to joints, endpapers browned from turn-ins, light offsetting from portrait, leaf D2 of volume 2 mounted on stub, very occasional light spotting or foxing to contents with a few small tears to edges (leaves 3Q3 of volume 2, F4 and 4R2 of volume 5), overall a handsomely bound and bright set. Half-titles to all but volumes 1 and 5, volume 6 lacking the final blank, all errata leaves present. First editions (volume 1 in the first state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, with the cancel leaves and uncorrected errata as called for by Norton. The first variant state of volume 1 numbered 500 copies, printed before Strahan's optimistic and ultimately prophetic decision to double the printing order to 1,000; the first edition sold out within a fortnight. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which … maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if nor most, details by subsequent advances of research and changes in the climate of opinion … Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM).

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         Dà barquement des Troupes Angloises à Nouvelle Yorck

      n.d. c. 1776 - Copper engraving with original hand colouring Image 235 x 380 mm, Plate 275 x 395 mm, Sheet 290 x 428 mm A vue d'optique of the English troops landing in New York in 1776 to take the city back from the American revolutionaries. The view is contrived and the buildings depicted are based on European scenery. OLYMPIA201

      [Bookseller: Sanders of Oxford ltd]
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         Campagne de Hollande, en 1672, sous les ordres de M. le Duc de Luxembourg, contenant les lettres de ce grand capitaine, celles de M. le Duc de Duras, de MM. de Chamilly, etc. Avec un recueil extrêmement intéressant, pour la politique et pour la guerre, tant par les anecdotes secrètes de plusieurs personnages fameux de ce temps, que par les savantes man?uvres, les grandes opérations militaires, etc.

      A la Haye, Chez Pierre-Frédéric Gosse, A Lille, Douay, Strasbourg 1776 - in-folio, [6]-264 pp., veau brun marbré, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons et de filets dorés, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Manque à la coiffe supérieure, mors inférieur fendu, fortes épidermures, coupes et coins usés, fenêtre découpée sur la page de titre. Précieux exemplaire provenant de la Bibliothèque de l'Impératrice Joséphine, avec le cachet de la Bibliothèque de la Malmaison sur la page de titre. On imagine sans peine l'importance des ouvrages de stratégie et d'histoire militaire dans cette bibliothèque. Sur la page de garde on trouve la signature de Benoit, Officier au 1er bataillon des Ardennes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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         Waarnemingen omtrent het langdurig verblijf boven den gewonen dragttijd van gestorvene jongen bij de moeder-dieren. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1831. Large 4to (28 x 22.5 cm). With 6 engraved anatomical plates (4 folding, 2 coloured and 2 partly coloured). Also published in the proceedings of the Instituut van Wetenschappen. Contemporary stiff grey-paper wrappers.

      - KVK & WorldCat (3 separately listed copies apparently taken from the proceedings); not in BMC NH; Cole Library; Landwehr, Cooured Plates; Nissen, ZBI. Rare separate issue of Numan's study of pregnant horses, sheep and especially cows that fail to give birth after the normal gestation period, either as a result of or causing the death of the fetus. He also discusses the dangers to the mother. The illustrations show calf and lamb fetuses taken from slaughtered animals or naturally aborted, as well as the uterus and kidneys of a sheep with a long dead lamb fetus. The illustrations are very finely engraved, most with a note indicating the scale, by Daniel Veelwaard, probably the elder (1776-1851), and the whole luxuriously produced on excellent paper (the plates on wove paper by Jan Kool & Co.) with generous margins. The present essay appeared both in the Nieuwe Verhandelingen der eerste klasse van het Koninklijk-Nederlandse Instituut van Wetenschappen , vol. 3 (1831), pp. 27-71, and in the present much rarer separate publication, where only the plates refer to the journal. It appears to have been overlooked in the medical and zoological literature.In fine condition and virtually untrimmed. The wrappers are slightly damaged at the spine, but still very good. A beautiful copy of a rare and well-illustrated essay by a pioneering veterinary researcher.

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         The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; & T. Cadell, 1776–88 - 6 volumes, quarto (290 x 225 mm). Contemporary polished speckled calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, raised bands, compartments elaborately decorated and ruled in gilt. Armorial bookplates of Holland House, location of the "brilliant circle of whig politicians and men of letters" named the Holland House set (act. 1797–1845), to front pastedowns or front free endpaper verso (volume 3). Extremities gently worn and labels a little chipped, some cracking to joints, endpapers browned from turn-ins, light offsetting from portrait, leaf D2 of volume 2 mounted on stub, very occasional light spotting or foxing to contents with a few small tears to edges (leaves 3Q3 of volume 2, F4 and 4R2 of volume 5), overall a handsomely bound and bright set. Half-titles to all but volumes 1 and 5, volume 6 lacking the final blank, all errata leaves present. Engraved portrait frontispiece issued with the first edition of volume 2 but bound in volume 1 as usual; 3 engraved folding maps to volumes 2 and 3 as issued. First editions (volume 1 in the first state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, with the cancel leaves and uncorrected errata as called for by Norton. The first variant state of volume 1 numbered 500 copies, printed before Strahan's optimistic and ultimately prophetic decision to double the printing order to 1,000; the first edition sold out within a fortnight. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if nor most, details by subsequent advances of research and changes in the climate of opinion Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM). Grolier, English 58; Norton 20, 23, 29; Printing and the Mind of Man 222; Rothschild 942. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [BUZZARDS BAY AND VINEYARD SOUND]

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres for THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, 1776. Large engraved chart from Des Barres' ATLANTIC NEPTUNE on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. Sheet size: 43 x 31 inches. Contemporary hand- coloring in outline. Slightest offsetting. A superior copy. A highly important chart depicting Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound, including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard compiled under the direction of Joseph Des Barres. Showing much more on- shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. This is one of the most interesting charts from the vast ATLANTIC NEPTUNE project. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years' War under Col. Bouquet, Lord Howe and Gen. Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as Gen. Wolfe's engineer. In the late 1760's the project of surveying the entirely Atlantic coastline of North america began, working from north to south, under Des Barres' direction. Although Des Barres was directly responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of much of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. This is the fourth state of seven recorded by Stevens. STEVENS 88D. John Carter Brown Library, CHARTING THE EAST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence, 1972). Robert Lingel, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, July 1936, pp.571-603. Augustus P. Loring, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in AMERICAN MARITIME PRINTS (New Bedford, 1985).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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