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        Geometrisches Handbüchlein, in welchem alle mögliche Vortheile, sowohl im Ausmessen derer Felder, und Auftragen auf das Papier. gezeiget werden, nebst einem neuerfundenen Instrument, die Klüfte und Gänge unter der Erde ohne Compaß zu messen.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig Monath 1776 - (16,5 x 10 cm). (6) 49 S. Mit 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Zweite Ausgabe, erstmals 1754 erschienen. - Schulz, Architekt aus Bunzlau, hat versucht einen vollkommenen, auf seinen eigenen Erfahrungen beruhenden, "Tractat" über das Feldmessen mit einfachen Mitteln zu verfassen. Die Tafeln mit Beispielen der landschaftlichen Vermessung. - Titel mit Besitzvermerken und radiertem Stempel. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Vereinzelt mit Anstreichungen und Marginalien von alter Hand. Vorsatz mit Wurmspuren. Einband etwas bestoßen. Insgesamt trotzdem gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Esposizione di una nuova macchina per escavare il fango di sotto acqua

      Venezia: appresso Gio. Battista Casali, 1776 - In-4 (24 cm) XIV (2) (2) c. (di III tavole). Marca editoriale al frontespizio; capilettera incisi di cui uno con veduta di Venezia, bella testatina figurata e finalino. Cartoncino ottocentesco muto. Il nome dell'A., Giovanni Iseppi, si ricava dalla dedica. Tavole incise da Marco Sebastiano Giampiccoli. Cicogna N 5268. Bibliotheca veneta pisanorum annotationibus nonnullis illustrata ., Volume 3 p. 121. 18mo secolo

      [Bookseller: Libreria Emiliana ]
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        Des Herrn Hofmarschall und Drosten W.G.L. von Donop Historisch-geographische Beschreibung der Fürstlichen Lippeschen Lande in Westphalen. herausgegeben und mit Zusätzen vermehret von dem Herausgeber des Westphälischen Magazins. Mit einer Karte.

      Standort: GeVit Kl.-8 ( 17,4 : 10,8 cm). Originalpappband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf Rückenschild. Dreiseitenrotschnitt. Einband gering berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen. (16), 352 Seiten mit zwei gestochenen Kopfvignetten und eine vielfach gefaltete, grenzcolorirten, gestochenen Karte. Auf der Titelrückseite Stempel "StadtBibliothek Lüneburg, auf der Zueignungsseite "Ratsbücherei Lüneburg" und ausgeschieden sowie zwei kleine handschriftliche Signaturen auf dem vorderen Innendeckel. Sauber und wohlerhalten. Gutes Exemplar. Mit Tabelle von der Volksmenge, den Weberstühlen und dem Viehstande etc. in den Jahren 1776 und 1788 (S.145 ff) Anhang Paderbornisch-Lippesche Sammtämter Oldenburg und Stoppelberg nebst Gericht Odenhausen (S.153 ff.) Lippesches Ritterschaftliches Kataster zu 1000 Rthlr. (S.163 ff.) Verzeichniß der fürstlich lippisch adelichen Vasallen und der von Ihnen inne habenden Lehnpertinenzien (S.168 ff.) ab Seite 173 Zusätze zur Beschreibung von Weddigen Wiedergabe der Monumenta Lippiaca des Hermann Adolph Meinders übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen von Weddigen (S.273 ff.) Register ab S. 337.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Carl Wegner]
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        DESCRIPTION DE TOUTES LES NATIONS DE L'EMPIRE DE RUSSIE. Ou L'on Expose Leurs Moeurs, Religions, Usages, habitations, Habillemens et Autres Particularites Remarquables.

      St Petersbourg, Charles Guillaume Muller, 1776-1777.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1776-1777, 3 volumes bound together in one, each with separate title page, text in French, translated from the German. PREMIERE COLLECTION: LES NATIONS D'ORIGINE FINNOISE, SECONDE COLLECTION: LES NATIONS TATARES ETABLIES DANS CET EMPIRE, TROISIEME COLLECTION: LES NATIONS SAMOYEDES ET MANDSHOURES, ET LES PEUPLES LES PLUS ORIENTAUX DE LA SIBIRIE. 4to, approximately 260 x 210 mm, 10 x 8 inches, 74 hand coloured costume plates of 75, with Russian, German and French captions, LACKS 1 PLATE (Devin de Kamtchatka, number 68 in Volume 3), pages: [6], 1-108; [4], 1-228; [4], 1-164, bound in modern half calf, brown gilt lettered label to spine, gilt rules between raised bands and date at foot of spine, marbled boards, modern cream endpapers. First title page laid down with repairs to margins and 1 corner, not affecting text, dusty and slightly soiled, 20 plates with small pale stain in the white background, plates 52-55 have top margin slightly trimmed, a few pages age-browned, first three pages have shallow vertical crease, 1 lower margin has tear with loss, not affecting text, a few plates have turning crease to top corners, some margins of plates slightly dusty, 1 plate has small tear with loss to outer margin, nowhere near image, edges of a few plates are untrimmed and ragged, other occasional small marks or light foxing to margins, second title page lightly foxed, text mostly clean, 1 margin has closed tears neatly repaired, not affecting text, otherwise a very good copy. Three volumes only of four, a fourth volume on the Mongols was published in 1780. All the copies listed in Copac are in three volumes and dated 1776-1777 the same as our copies. See Rene Colas, Bibliographie Generale du Costume et de la Mode, Volume 1, page 462, No. 1224; Hilaire and Meyer Hiler, Bibliography of Costume, page 365; Brunet, Manuel du Libraire, page 618. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Le commerce et le gouvernement.

      Jombert et Cellot, 1776. Due parti in un volume in 12° (mm 165); pelle marmorizzata coeva, dorso a nervetti con filetti in oro, tassello in marocchino rosso con titolo in oro, tagli rossi, risguardi in carta marmorizzata (cuffie e cerniera posteriore restaurate); pp. (4), 273, (1 bianca) + pp. (4), 180. Foro con perdita della parola ''Abbé'' sul primo fontespizio, per il resto ottima copia. Edizione contemporanea all'originale, una delle tre pubblicate nello stesso anno della prima. Le tre edizioni sono riconoscibili sulla base di una serie di differenti scelte editoriali: la prima edizione ha paginazione continua e l'errata a p. IV; la seconda ha paginazione continua, ma senza l'errata, in quanto gli errori sono stati corretti nel testo; infine la presente divisa in due parti, senza errata ma con errori parzialmente corretti. Anche se Condillac ottenne la tacita approvazione di stampare il testo a Parigi, Le commerce venne comunque edito con luogo di stampa Amsterdam. Confiscato dalla Chambre Syndicale, ne fu bloccata la vendita. La terza parte, annunciata alla fine del secondo volume, non fu mai pubblicata. L'edizione del 1772 citata da Higgs (5396) e ripetuta da Kress è senza dubbio un'edizione fantasma. Si tratta di un testo importante, in cui Condillac espone le sue idee economiche ed anticipa alcune moderne teorie mercantili e commerciali. Dal punto di vista teorico Condillac isola il valore, lo scambio ed il prezzo e formalizza una teoria del valore basata sull'utilitá individuale e su un valore di scambio derivante da un confronto tra utilitá soggettive. Jevons considera questo lavoro ''originale e profondo'' oltre che un lavoro filosofico affascinante perché nei primi paragrafi si ritrova forse la prima affermazione esplicita della vera associazione tra valore e utilitá. H.D.MacLeod ha considerato questa opera infinitamente superiore a quella di Smith. Biblioteca Einaudi, 1209. Goldsmiths', 11373. Tchemerzine, II, p. 482. Palgrave, I, p. 385..

      [Bookseller: Libreria Govi Alberto]
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        Histoire de Messieurs Pâris ouvrage dans lequel on montre comment un Royaume peut passer dans l'espace de cinq années de l'état le plus déplorable à l'état le plus florissant, par Mr de L ****

      S.l., (Lausanne), 1776, in 12, de XVI-166pp., broché papier gris époque (ex-libris gravé Ant. M. Augustin Palerne de Chintré, Trésorier de France à Lyon), bon exemplaire à toutes marges. Edition originale rare, imprimée à Lausanne. C'est la principale source biographique concernant l'activité des frères Pâris (surtout Pâris-Duverney et Pâris de Montmartel), financiers de la Régence. Les quatre frères Pâris s'enrichissent en créant un réseau de relations dans les hautes sphères du royaume sous les règne de Louis XIV et de Louis XV. Sous Louis XV, après la mort du vieux cardinal de Fleury, ils bénéficient de l'influence de Madame de Pompadour. Joseph Pâris-Duverney lança l'idée en 1725, d'une caisse d'amortissement de la dette publique, et créa de nouveaux impôts. Son frère, Pâris de Montmartel, fait marquis de Brunoy, devint Garde du Trésor Royal. Ils s'opposèrent aussi au système de John Law. ¶ INED n°2978 - "célèbres financiers de la Régence... et leurs opérations de ....1716 à 1728" - Kress S.4861 - Einaudi II. 3539 - Coquelin & Guillaumin II.329

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        ARCHITEKTUR., Pilaster mit frutaler Bordüre aus den Loggien des Vatikan.

      Kupferstich von 2 Platten von G. Volpato nach L. Tesio, aus "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano", Rom, 1776, 102 x 38 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4068 Thieme/Becker XXVI,86. - Die großformatige und prachtvolle Folge, ausgeführt von den römischen Kupferstechern Giovanni Ottaviani (um 1735 - 1808) und Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), zeigt die Dekorationssysteme von Wänden, Decken, Türen, Lünettenfeldern und Pilastern, daneben auch einbezogene figürliche Darstellungen (biblische Szenen) der nach Entwürfen von Raphael 1516-19 ausgeführten vatikanischen Loggien. - Sehr dekorativ. Berufe, Dekorative Graphik, Architektur, Vatikan

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        DESCRIPTION DE TOUTES LES NATIONS DE L'EMPIRE DE RUSSIE. Ou L'on Expose Leurs Moeurs, Religions, Usages, habitations, Habillemens et Autres Particularites Remarquables.

      St Petersbourg, Charles Guillaume Muller, 1776-1777. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1776-1777, 3 volumes bound together in one, each with separate title page, text in French, translated from the German. PREMIERE COLLECTION: LES NATIONS D'ORIGINE FINNOISE, SECONDE COLLECTION: LES NATIONS TATARES ETABLIES DANS CET EMPIRE, TROISIEME COLLECTION: LES NATIONS SAMOYEDES ET MANDSHOURES, ET LES PEUPLES LES PLUS ORIENTAUX DE LA SIBIRIE. 4to, approximately 260 x 210 mm, 10 x 8 inches, 74 hand coloured costume plates of 75, with Russian, German and French captions, LACKS 1 PLATE (Devin de Kamtchatka, number 68 in Volume 3), pages: [6], 1-108; [4], 1-228; [4], 1-164, bound in modern half calf, brown gilt lettered label to spine, gilt rules between raised bands and date at foot of spine, marbled boards, modern cream endpapers. First title page laid down with repairs to margins and 1 corner, not affecting text, dusty and slightly soiled, 20 plates with small pale stain in the white background, plates 52-55 have top margin slightly trimmed, a few pages age-browned, first three pages have shallow vertical crease, 1 lower margin has tear with loss, not affecting text, a few plates have turning crease to top corners, some margins of plates slightly dusty, 1 plate has small tear with loss to outer margin, nowhere near image, edges of a few plates are untrimmed and ragged, other occasional small marks or light foxing to margins, second title page lightly foxed, text mostly clean, 1 margin has closed tears neatly repaired, not affecting text, otherwise a very good copy. Three volumes only of four, a fourth volume on the Mongols was published in 1780. All the copies listed in Copac are in three volumes and dated 1776-1777 the same as our copies. See Rene Colas, Bibliographie Generale du Costume et de la Mode, Volume 1, page 462, No. 1224; Hilaire and Meyer Hiler, Bibliography of Costume, page 365; Brunet, Manuel du Libraire, page 618. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE OF CIVIL LIBERTY, THE PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE JUSTICE AND POLICY OF THE WAR WITH AMERICA. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING A STATE OF THE NATIONAL DEBT, AN ESTIMATE OF THE MONEY DRAWN FROM THE PUBLIC BY THE TAXES, AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATIONAL INCOME AND EXPENDITURE SINCE THE LAST WAR

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1776. [8], 128 pp. With the half title, as issued. Bound in modern paper over boards, Very Good. "The encouragement derived from this book had no inconsiderable share in determining the American colonists to declare their independence" [Church]. It "ranks next to Paine's Common Sense as the most often reprinted work of its time. It is said to have had considerable influence on the drafting of the Declaration of Independence" [Decker]. This is the first edition, followed by many British and American printings.Price adopts the Natural Rights theory of Liberty, and its axiom that government exists by the consent of the governed. "There is nothing that requires more to be watched than power. There is nothing that ought to be opposed with a more determined resolution than its encroachment." From this perspective, he opposes England's War with America; and answers authoritatively each British argument favoring the War. Price also absolves the Colonists of responsibility for African Slavery. "It is not the fault of the Colonies that they have among them so many of those unhappy people. They have made laws to prohibit the importation of them; but these laws have always had a negative put upon them here because of their tendency to hurt our Negro trade." FIRST EDITION. Howes P586. Adams, American Independence 224a. Church 1137. 31 Decker 21.

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        DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. VOLUME XLVI FOR THE YEAR M.DCCLXXVI

      London, D. Henry, 1776. A VERY EARLY PRINTING OF THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 1776. 8vo, 210 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, full year of 12 issues, January - December 1776, bound together, plus the Supplement, each month with its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate at the top. LACKS 1 folding map, and 1 folding plate is damaged with loss, present are 7 folding maps, including 3 American maps featuring the progress of the war, a map of the South Pole, a map of the discoveries of Captain Cook, a Projection of the Western Hemisphere, plus a folding plan of the City and University of Cambridge in the 16th century (the damaged map is the Projection of the Eastern Hemisphere which has loss to top and lower margin, and LACKS THE MAP of The Progress of His Majesty's Armies in New-York, 5 engraved plates, 1 folding, plus a few illustrations in the text, pages: (4) - general title page, preface, [2]-608, plus 16 pages of index and errata etc. Bound in full leather, rebacked to style, double ruled gilt border to covers, gilt rules, raised bands, date and maroon gilt lettered morocco label to spine. Covers scuffed with pale staining, corners slightly worn with board just showing at tips, some mottled staining to top corner of upper cover, small repair to lower edge of upper cover, neat ink name at top of January title page, occasional small pale stains, 4 pages lightly browned, not obscuring text, map of South Pole creased in small lower fold-up panel, likewise the Capt. Cook map which is also lightly browned at the lower edge, closed tear across part of Western Hemisphere map neatly repaired on reverse with no loss of text or image, some vertical misfolds to a couple of maps, 1 engraved plate misplaced at the end of the index instead of at page 80, with its fore-edge margin trimmed away, rear inner paper hinge has vertical pale brown stain. Binding tight and sound. A very good sturdy copy (lacking 1 map and 1 map damaged as mentioned). The complete Declaration of Independence is found on pages 361 and 362 of the August issue for 1776. There are also some other articles of interest on America, such as: Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists, since the passing the Boston Port-Bill. Edward Cave (1691 - 1754) launched The Gentleman's Magazine in 1731 creating the first general-interest "magazine" in the modern sense. It soon became the most influential and most imitated periodical of its time. See Joseph Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America, No.26954. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Diseases Incident To Armies. With The Method Of Cure. Translated From The Original Of Baron Van Swieten, Physician To Their Imperial Majesties. To Which Are Added; The Nature And Treatment Of Gun-Shot Wounds. By John Ranby, Esq.; Surgeon General To The British Army. Likewise, Some Brief Directions, To Be Observed By Sea Surgeons In Engagements. Also, Preventatives Of The Scurvy At Sea. By William Northcote Surgeon, Many Years In The Sea-Service. Published, For The Use Of Military, And Naval Surgeons In America.

      Printed, and sold, by R. Bell, in Third Street, Philadelphia 1776 - First Edition. Octavo. Very scarce medical book published at the time of the Revolutionary War. With a partial cancel slip on page 104. Page [113] to 164, with separate title page. Large worm holing (see photos) on preliminary pages through page 16, with small pinhole size near bottom edge throughout text, affecting one word in the preface and one word in the contents, otherwise Very Good in original leather boards and new leather spine by Green Dragon Bindery. Ink presentation on front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Les principales aventures de lÕadmirable Don Quichotte, reprŽsentŽes en figures par Coypel, Picart Le Romain, et autres habiles maitres; avec les explications des XXXI planches de cette magnifique collection.

      Liege, chez J.F. Bassompierre, 1776, in-folio, legatura coerva in piena pelle con titoli dorati al dorso (qualche spellatura ai piatti, lievi strappi e piccole mancanze al dorso, legatura leggermente allentata) pp. VIII-356 frontespizio inquadrato in filetto tipograficio stampato a due colori con marca tipografica figurata incisa in rame, testata e capolettera e 31 belle e grandi tavole tutte incise in rame a piena pagina. Esemplare molto marginoso, qualche usuale, lieve, fioritura. Testo sempre riquadrato in cornice xilografica.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. VOLUME XLVI FOR THE YEAR M.DCCLXXVI

      London D. Henry 1776 - A VERY EARLY PRINTING OF THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 1776. 8vo, 210 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, full year of 12 issues, January - December 1776, bound together, plus the Supplement, each month with its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate at the top. LACKS 1 folding map, and 1 folding plate is damaged with loss, present are 7 folding maps, including 3 American maps featuring the progress of the war, a map of the South Pole, a map of the discoveries of Captain Cook, a Projection of the Western Hemisphere, plus a folding plan of the City and University of Cambridge in the 16th century (the damaged map is the Projection of the Eastern Hemisphere which has loss to top and lower margin, and LACKS THE MAP of The Progress of His Majesty's Armies in New-York, 5 engraved plates, 1 folding, plus a few illustrations in the text, pages: (4) - general title page, preface, [2]-608, plus 16 pages of index and errata etc. Bound in full leather, rebacked to style, double ruled gilt border to covers, gilt rules, raised bands, date and maroon gilt lettered morocco label to spine. Covers scuffed with pale staining, corners slightly worn with board just showing at tips, some mottled staining to top corner of upper cover, small repair to lower edge of upper cover, neat ink name at top of January title page, occasional small pale stains, 4 pages lightly browned, not obscuring text, map of South Pole creased in small lower fold-up panel, likewise the Capt. Cook map which is also lightly browned at the lower edge, closed tear across part of Western Hemisphere map neatly repaired on reverse with no loss of text or image, some vertical misfolds to a couple of maps, 1 engraved plate misplaced at the end of the index instead of at page 80, with its fore-edge margin trimmed away, rear inner paper hinge has vertical pale brown stain. Binding tight and sound. A very good sturdy copy (lacking 1 map and 1 map damaged as mentioned). The complete Declaration of Independence is found on pages 361 and 362 of the August issue for 1776. There are also some other articles of interest on America, such as: Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists, since the passing the Boston Port-Bill. Edward Cave (1691 – 1754) launched The Gentleman's Magazine in 1731 creating the first general-interest "magazine" in the modern sense. It soon became the most influential and most imitated periodical of its time. See Joseph Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America, No.26954. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Traité de venerie, et de chasses. Sçavoir: du Cerf, Du Daim, du Chevreuil, du Lièvre, du Sanglier, du Loup, du Renard, du Blaireau ou Taisson, du Loutre, de la Belette, de la Martre ou Fouine, Putois, ecc., du Lapin. Première partie... Seconde partie. Sçaivor: au fusil, pièges et filets, &c. De la pipée. Essais de fauconnerie. Remédes pour les maladies des oiseaux. De l’autourserie. Dictionnaire des Termes de Venerie, de Fauconnerie, et de toute espece de chasse

      chez Moutard, 1776. 4to (cm. 25,5), XII-208 pp. con antiporta e 38 tavv. f.t. (di cui una ripiegata) incise su rame da Louis Halbou. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello al ds. (fenditure alle cerniere e lievi, diffuse abrasioni). Tagli rossi. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Alone al margine inferiore di circa venti carte iniziali. Nel complesso esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara seconda edizione (la prima è del 1769).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Pilaster mit frutaler Bordüre aus den Loggien des Vatikan.

       Kupferstich von 2 Platten von G. Volpato nach L. Tesio, aus \"Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano\", Rom, 1776, 102 x 38 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4068; Thieme/Becker XXVI,86. - Die großformatige und prachtvolle Folge, ausgeführt von den römischen Kupferstechern Giovanni Ottaviani (um 1735 - 1808) und Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), zeigt die Dekorationssysteme von Wänden, Decken, Türen, Lünettenfeldern und Pilastern, daneben auch einbezogene figürliche Darstellungen (biblische Szenen) der nach Entwürfen von Raphael 1516-19 ausgeführten vatikanischen Loggien. - Sehr dekorativ. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Dekorative Graphik, Architektur, Vatikan

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        ARCHITEKTUR. Pilaster mit frutaler Bordüre aus den Loggien des Vatikan.

      - Kupferstich von 2 Platten von G. Volpato nach L. Tesio, aus "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano", Rom, 1776, 102 x 40 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4068; Thieme/Becker XXVI,86. - Die großformatige und prachtvolle Folge, ausgeführt von den römischen Kupferstechern Giovanni Ottaviani (um 1735 - 1808) und Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), zeigt die Dekorationssysteme von Wänden, Decken, Türen, Lünettenfeldern und Pilastern, daneben auch einbezogene figürliche Darstellungen (biblische Szenen) der nach Entwürfen von Raphael 1516-19 ausgeführten vatikanischen Loggien. - Sehr dekorativ.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        La Fille naturelle.

      A La Haye, et se trouve à Lausanne, chez Franç. Grasset et Cie, 1776 - A La Haye, et se trouve à Lausanne, chez Franç. Grasset et Cie, 1776 2 partie en 1 volume in-12 (159 x 100 mm - Hauteur des marges : 155 mm) de 1 feuillet de fauxètitre, 1 feuillet de titre, (III) à VIII-155-(1 page blanche)-2 pages de table, 1 feuillet blanc, 1 feuillet de faux-titre, 1 feuillet de titre, 181 pages, 1 page blanche et 2 pages de table. Complet. Reliure plein maroquin rouge de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle (Chambolle-Duru), dos à nerfs richement ornés aux petits fers dorés (entrelacs), tranches dorées sur marbrure, triple-filet doré en encadrement des plats, jeu de filets et roulettes dorés en encadrement intérieur des plats, doublures et gardes de papier peigne. Collationné complet. Exemplaire lavé et réencollé. Excellent état. Contrefaçon rare parue 7 ans après la première édition parue en 1769 et qu'elle recopie exactement, avec les fautes. Cette édition est faite avec soin, quoique ce ne soit qu’une contrefaçon de la première édition de Paris ; la justification appartient au format in-18 plutôt qu’à l'in-12. En août 1778, dans sa réponse à Jean- André Engelbrecht, traducteur allemand d’ouvrages français, Restif exprime très-naïvement ses préférences pour ce roman : « La Fille naturelle est un ouvrage attendrissant, dit-il (voy. la 27e lettre, à la fin du tome XIX des Contemporaines, seconde édition), et qui a un mérite, mais qui ne lui sert de rien auprès du lecteur : l’histoire est vraie, et j’en ai été le témoin oculaire. J’en prépare une troisième édition, outre les contrefaçons de province, et comme c’est mon ouvrage favori, je le retravaillerai pour le style et les situations, au point d’en faire un livre digne d’une nation. Malheureusement, les traductions auront toujours toutes mes fautes. » La Fille naturelle a fourni deux nouvelles aux Contemporaines, sous les titres de la Sympathie paternelle et de la Fille reconnue (voy. Monsieur Nicolas, tome X, p. 2723). Restif en a tiré, en outre, un drame intitulé : la Mère impérieuse, ou la Fille naturelle. (Paul Lacroix, Bibliographie raisonnée des ouvrages de Restif de la Bretonne). "On a souvent cité la manière de composer de Restif de la Bretonne, qui exécutait lui-même, sans manuscrit et sans préparation écrite, l’impression d’un roman. Celui de la Fille naturelle serait un exemple remarquable de cette étonnante facilité d’improvisation. Pendant qu’il imprimait, avec l’aide de son apprenti Théodore, La Confidence nécessaire, qu’il avait préparée et composée à loisir, pour le compte d’un libraire ; un autre libraire, nommé Edme Rapenot, lui raconta l’histoire d’un père riche, qui avait fait l’aumône à sa fille naturelle, sans la connaître. « Ce beau trait, dit-il, dans Monsieur Nicolas, tom. X (p. 2723), alluma mon imagination et me fit composer, à l’imprimerie même et sur une casse, La Fille naturelle, en deux parties, qui ne me prirent que six jours, tant la composition que la mise au net : chef-d’œuvre de célérité, peut-être chef-d’œuvre de pathétique. C’est la première fois que je me suis attendri, en composant. » Ce roman, publié sans annonces, eut pourtant du succès, ou du moins se vendit, puisqu’on en fit quatre éditions. Il n’en est pas moins rare. Restif dit pourtant, ailleurs (dans Monsieur Nicolas, tome XVI, p. 4554), qu’il écrivit ou esquissa son livre, avant de le composer typographiquement ; l’idée du roman ne lui fut pas moins inspirée par un récit d’Edme Rapenot : « Je mis aussitôt la plume à la main, dans une chambre isolée de l’imprimerie, où j’étais alors occupé à câser moi-même la Confidence nécessaire. » Il n’y a que quelques parties des tomes XI et XII de Monsieur Nicolas, que l’auteur ait improvisées à la casse, c’est-à-dire en les composant pour l’impression." (Paul Lacroix, ibid.) « On jugera, par la nature des faits qu’on va lire, qu’ils n’ont pas leur source dans l’imagination de l’auteur. La vérité est au-dessus de la fiction. Montrer le prix de l’homme ; donner une idée de cette volupté si pure et si douce que procure la b [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Petrarch. Collected from "Memoires pour la Vie de Petrarch".

      London, Printed for the Author [Susannah Dobson] and sold by J. Dodsley. 1776 - The Second Edition. In two Volumes (complete set). Octavo. Volume I: Frontispiece engraving by Isaac Taylor ("The first Interview of Petrarch and Laura"), XXX, 544 pages, 11 pages Index ; Volume II: 556 pages, 11 pages Index. Hardcover / Original full calf-bindings in excellent modern solander box. Front board of Volume One cleanly detached. Volume II firm. Both volumes stronger rubbed. Interior in very good condition. Some fraying to titlepage. Heraldic bookplate "Utile Dulci". Old Bookshop sticker from J.E.Dickinson in Sheffield. Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio, and, to a lesser extent, Dante Alighieri. Petrarch would be later endorsed as a model for Italian style by the Accademia della Crusca. Petrarch's sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. He is also known for being the first to develop the concept of the "Dark Ages." This standing back from his time was possible because he straddled two worlds - the classical and his own modern day. (Wikipedia) ___________________________ Susannah Dobson née Dawson (died 1795) was an English translator, from the south of England. The daughter of John Dawson of the parish of St Dunstan, London, she married in 1759 a physician, Dr Matthew Dobson of Liverpool, who died at Bath, Somerset in 1784. They had three children. Frances Burney mentions that in 1780 Susannah Dobson was ambitious to get into Mrs Thrale's circle, but the latter was not keen: "Mrs Dobson persecutes me strangely as if with violent & undesired Friendship; yet Mrs Lewis says She is jealous." A modern view of what Thrale wrote in Thraliana is that it implied Dobson was a lesbian. Burney wrote of her, "Though coarse, low-bred, forward, self-sufficient, and flaunting, she seems to have a strong masculine understanding." Dr Dobson had become Mrs Thrale's physician. Susannah Dobson died 30 September 1795, and was buried at St Paul's, Covent Garden. (Wikipedia)

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        A general history of the science and practice of music (5 volume set)

      London : Printed for T. Payne and Son ..., MDCCLXXVI, 1776. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 5 volumes. 1st edition. Quartos, 27 x 21 cm. Bound in later burgundy cloth, with discoloration to some of the covers. Frontispiece, engraved illustrations of musical instruments, portraits of musicians, musical notation, tables, etc. LXXXIV, 465 pages; [2], 544 pages; [2], 535 pages; [2], 548 pages; [2], 482, [58] pages. Scattered toning, staining. A few quires sprung. John Hawkins (1719-1789) worked for 16 years to compile his history of music. "For many years Hawkins had been accumulating material for a General History of Music from his own research in the British Museum... his own extensive collection of manuscripts... The Bodleian and college libraries of Oxford and Cambridge, information supplied by Horace Walpole... Hawkins's contains valuable information about early 18th-century musical society in London, largely collected from survivors of the period, and emphasizes the achievement of the 16th- and 17th-century composers." - New Grove 8:323-325. Hawkins work was influential and later reprinted in 1853 and 1875. <br> This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Portraits de la famille impériale (Russe). Collection de vingt-quatre portraits de la famille impériale, peints par H. Benner

      12 of 24 engravings. Extrait de 12 de 24 feuilles. Pl. ca. 30,4 x 22,2 cm, Bl. 39,6 x 28,1 cm. single engravings, feuilles. Gravure sur feuille. Radierungen auf kräftigem Papier, etchings. Links bezeichnet: "H. Benner pinx.t=", rechts "C.Johannot / A.J. Mecou et J.B.Coupé sulp.t". Mittig auf Russisch und Französisch betitelt. Professionally cleaned. *Henri Benner, was a miniature peinter from Mulhouse, near Strasburg / Alsace (1776-1818) who worked for a longtime in Russia. He was educated by Jean Baptiste 'Isabey in Paris. Benner was an appointed court painter. These portraits have been most celebrated. Amongst the engravers was Andre Joseph Mecou the most important one, he was born in Grenoble in 1771 and died in Paris 1837. Originally painted by H.Benner. This rare set of engravings includes portraits of the Royal Russian Family, Czars, Emperors, Dukes etc. It was entitled 'La Famille Imperiale'. They were engraved by Andre Joseph Mecou, Fr. John, Johannot and Coupé and published by M. Saint-Florent of St. Petersburg and M.Rosenstrauch of Moscow, in 1817. *Henri Benner, un peintre en miniature alsacien, né à Mulhouse (1776-1818).. Il était élève du Jean Baptiste 'Isabey à Paris. Benner travaillé et habité longtemps en Russie. Il a fait beaucoup de portraits du noblesse Russse et Européene. Cettes gravures sont d'une série de 24 portraits de la famille impériale, publiés en Russe et en France d'abord par souscription. The following engravings are part of this collection, they are all unframed: Les gravures suivant sont part du cette collection:1 .La tzarewna Sophie Alexiewna / Sofija Alekseevna.- C. Johannot sculp. 2. S. M. Le Emperereur Pierre II / Ego velichestvo imperator Petr.II - Coupé sculp. lower left margin slightly reinforced 3. Le Tzar Féodor III Alexiéwitch / Zar' Feodor' III Alekseevich'. C. Johannot sculp. 4. S. A.J. le Grand Duc Nicolas. Ego vysochestvo velikij Knjaz Nikolai Pavlovich'. Fr. John sculp. 5. S.M.l'Impératrice Anne Iwanowna. Eja velichestvo imperatritsa Anna Ioannovna. J. Mécou sculp. 6. S. A. J. le Grand - Duc Michel. Ego Vysochestvo velikij Knjaz' Michael' Pavlovich'. Fr. John. sculp. 7. Le Tzar Alexis Michailowich. Zar' Aleksij Michailovich'. Mécou sculp. 8. Le Tzar Jwan Alexiéwitch. Zar' Ioann' Alekseevich' J. Mécou sculp. 9. Le Tzar Michail Féodorowtich Romanoff. (1613). Zar' Michail' Feodorovich' Romanov'. J. Mécou sculp. 10. S.A.J. la Grande Duchesse Alekxandrine. Eja vysochestvo Velikaja Knjaginja Alexsandra Feodorovna. J. Mécou sculp. Margins slightly reinforced. 11.S.M.l Impératrice Marie. Eja velichestvo imperatritsa Marija Feodorovna. J. Mécou sculp. 12. S.M. l'Empereur Pierre III. Ego velichestvo Imperator' Petr' III. J. Mécou sculp. ref. Saur, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon.volume 9, Munich-Leipzig 1994, pp. 100-101, s.v. Benner, Henri (Jean-Henri). Rovinsky, Les portraits gravés russes, tom. III

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        Praktischer Weinbau der neuesten Zeit, in besonderer Hinsicht auf das Rheingau.

      VI, 78 S. Kl.-8 (17 x 11 cm). Spätere Halbleinwand mit modernem Rückenschild. Einzige Ausgabe. - "Eine der besten Schriften über den Weinbau, gründlich und aus eigener mehrjähriger Erfahrung bearbeitet" (Gatterer 29 nach einer zeitgenössischen Rezension). - Das erste Werk von Heckler (1776-1860), Apotheker, Bürgermeister von Eltville und langjähriger Oberkellermeister (1827-49) von Schloß Johannisberg, hier bezeichnet er sich schlicht als "Gutsbesitzer zu Eltville im Rheingau". Berühmt ist seine Durchsetzung der gestaffelten Lese im Jahr 1822 bei der Nassauischen Landesregierung (vgl. Staab, Beiträge zur Geschichte des Rheingauer Weinbaus, S. 29). - Aus Mangel an praktisch verwertbarer Weinbauliteratur versucht Heckler, "durch meine hier einzig auf Erfahrung geprüfte Vorschriften Nutzen zu schaffen" (Vorrede). In 15 Kapiteln werden die wichtigsten Arbeiten im Weinberg erläutert, der letzte Abschnitt widmet sich dabei den Rebschädlingen. - Leicht stockfleckig, vereinzelt minimaler Wasserrand seitlich, Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk in der oberen Ecke (leicht angeschnitten). Schönes Exemplar. *Schoene 3, 3898. Claus (2. Aufl.) 68. Dochnahl 67. Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria, 37.

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        A Voyage Round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson, Esq;

      London: W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, W. Stahan, J. F. and C. Rivington [and 13 others, all London),, 1776.. Now Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from his Papers and Materials, by Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-Two Copper-Plates. The Fifteenth Edition. Quarto (287 x 225 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red label, spine prettily gilt with rosettes and intertwining ribbons and tendrils, red label, marbled endpapers. Folding map frontispiece by R. W. Seale (showing the route of Anson's circumnavigation), 42 engraved plates (all but one folding). Armorial bookplate of Alington (most probably Humphrey Sturt, 2nd Baron Alington, 1859-1919). Patchy dark discolouration to spine, light offsetting from plates to letterpress. An attractive copy. Fifteenth edition, following the first of 1748. Anson (1697-1762) was in command of a squadron sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear. His expedition threatened to turn into a military fiasco. His small squadron was battered by storms and too few of his crew survived the journey round Cape Horn to man even the largest ship properly. Anson limped across the Pacific to Macao, where he was able to have the Centurion repaired and find more crew. Finally in June 1743 he achieved a single but substantial victory, capturing a Spanish treasure ship, the Manila galleon, off the Philippines, and returned to England in June 1744 a rich man. "Anson's voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters, but to the British public of 1744 it was the treasure of the galleon, triumphantly paraded through the streets of London, which did something to restore national self-esteem battered by an unsuccessful war" (ODNB). The keenly-awaited book became a best-seller, running through numerous editions in its full or abridged form and being translated into several European languages. It is now agreed that the ostensible author, Richard Walter, took the initiative for publishing, gathering names of subscribers and profiting handsomely from it, but that Benjamin Robins completed the editorial task. A particularly appealing copy - possibly large paper, distinctly wide-margined.

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        Liden (eller mindre) Catechismus, med Børne-Lærdoms Visitats i Almindelighed; saa og om enfoldig Skriftemaal, med nogle nyttige Spørsmaal efter Doct. Mort. Luthers rette Meening.

      1776 1776 - Kbhvn.: Thiele 1776. 16vo. [80] s. Indbundet i samtidigt helskind med blindtrykt dekoration og Christian VII's kronede monogram på for- og bagpermen. Med bindebånd. * Har tilhørt "Michael Friderich Liebenberg Ao. 1777"; Liebenberg [1767-1828], kongl. konfessionarius, tilhørte den Rahbekske kulturkreds og dens klubliv og vedblev, så længe hans kræfter rakte, at dyrke sine interesser for litteratur og teater. Fader til litteraten F.L. Liebenberg. Dansk Biografisk Leksikon (3), IX, 35.

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        Antologia poetica italiana, 1 e 2 tomo

      Carlo Lidolfo Hoffmann, 1776. Hardcover. Used Very Good. Carlo Lidolfo Hoffmann, 1776-1777. 2 volumi. Legatura in mezza pelle, con titoli e fregi impressi in oro al dorso. fioriture e ingiallimento, timbro e nome di appartenenza, ottime condizioni generali

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        Mémoires pour servir à la connoissance des affaires politiques et économiques du royaume de Suède jusqu'a la fin de la 1775me année. 2 vols.

      Londres (i.e. Dresden) 1776. (4),X,(2)1-172, (2),173-432+(4) pp., engraved titlevignettes (the first is a portrait of Gustav III) + 2 engraved plates (various orders) + 29 folding plates with printed tables: nr. 1 - 42 B, bound in one contemporary a littl Presentation copy from the author to D. Willisch, 1779. The author stayed several years in Sweden as secretary with the "Chur-Sachsiske legation", and was later Ober-Rechnungs-Rath in Dresden, NBG VIII,545, Weller - Druckorte 201, Kress 7196, Warmholtz 67

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        Entwurf einer allgemeinen Leihe-Bank wo nicht nur Kapitalien zu gewissen Zinsen sowol ausgelehnt als angenommen, sondern auch zugleich andere verschiedene Anstalten als Leibrenten, Sterbe- und Wittwen-Kassen damit verbunden werden können.

      St. Petersburg, gedruckt bey der Kayserl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1776. - 4to. 154 pp. With folding table after p. 130. 19th century cloth-backed boards. First and only edition. A project for a loan-office, based upon the principles of probability developed by Leonhard Euler. Published the same year in French as "Eclaircissemens sur les etablissements publics en faveur tant des veuves que des morts", for which - according to his present preface - Fuss had done the calculations. Fuss was a Swiss mathematician who, recommended by Daniel Bernoulli, moved to Russia to become Euler's assistant and in 1800 secretary of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. As from page 83: "Analytischer Anhang die Auflösung der in obigem Entwurf einer allgemeinen Leihe-Bank vorkommenden Aufgaben enthaltend". - Old engraved bookplate from a Russian library to inside front cover, and their stamp to first free endpaper and to page 17. Humpert 6798. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson, Esq; Now Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from his Papers and Materials, by Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-Two Copper-Plates. The Fifteenth Edition.

      London: W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, W. Stahan, J. F. and C. Rivington [and 13 others, all London), 1776. - Quarto (287 x 225 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red label, spine prettily gilt with rosettes and intertwining ribbons and tendrils, red label, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Alington (most probably Humphrey Sturt, 2nd Baron Alington, 1859-1919). Patchy dark discolouration to spine, light offsetting from plates to letterpress. An attractive copy. Folding map frontispiece by R. W. Seale (showing the route of Anson's circumnavigation), 42 engraved plates (all but one folding). Fifteenth edition, following the first of 1748. Anson (1697-1762) was in command of a squadron sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear. His expedition threatened to turn into a military fiasco. His small squadron was battered by storms and too few of his crew survived the journey round Cape Horn to man even the largest ship properly. Anson limped across the Pacific to Macao, where he was able to have the Centurion repaired and find more crew. Finally in June 1743 he achieved a single but substantial victory, capturing a Spanish treasure ship, the Manila galleon, off the Philippines, and returned to England in June 1744 a rich man. "Anson's voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters, but to the British public of 1744 it was the treasure of the galleon, triumphantly paraded through the streets of London, which did something to restore national self-esteem battered by an unsuccessful war" (ODNB). The keenly-awaited book became a best-seller, running through numerous editions in its full or abridged form and being translated into several European languages. It is now agreed that the ostensible author, Richard Walter, took the initiative for publishing, gathering names of subscribers and profiting handsomely from it, but that Benjamin Robins completed the editorial task. A particularly appealing copy - possibly large paper, distinctly wide-margined. Howgego I A100

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        A volume of four works from his library, all with his autograph annotations and comments, bound with correspondence to him: 2 autograph letters signed by the fellow musical scholar Pierre-Joseph Roussier (1716-1792).

      Paris and no place, 1764-1770 (prints) and 1773-1776 (autographs). - Large 4to. Comprises I: Ballière [de Laisement, Charles Louis Denis]. Théorie de la musique. Paris, Didot 1764. (2), VIII, 177, (3) pp. With folding letterpress table and 5 folding engraved plates. - II: [Le Dran, Nicolas Louis]. Sur les signes do, di, ca. Pour l'indication des accords en musique. Paris, Alexandre Le Prieur 1765. (2), 32 pp. With engr. half title, folding letterpress table, and 9 engraved plates of music. - III: Roussier, [Pierre-Joseph]. Mémoire sur la musique des anciens [.]. Paris, Lacombe 1770. (4), XXIV, 252 pp. With a folding table, and engraved plate of music, and an engraving in the text. - IV: The same. Pseaume CL. Petit motet. Paris, Gando & Fils, 1766. Title, (3) pp. Engraved notes. Later full calf, bound to style with giltstamped spine and marbled endpapers. Includes 2 autograph letters signed by Roussier: Ecouis, 5 Feb. 1773, 2 pp., and Ecouis, 17 Sept. 1776, 3 pp.; each a 4to bifolium with integral address leaf, addressed to Trouflaut. A unique collection of 18th century literature on musical theory, annotated throughout by the priest Gilbert Trouflaut, canon of Nevers, including unpublished scholarly correspondence. Long the organist of the Nevers Cathedral and also employed as an expert consultant on the instrument, Trouflaut was also a noted naturalist who went botanizing with Jean-Jacques Rousseau and created the botanical garden of Nevers, where he also taught at the École centrale. Eitner (IX, 464; misspelling his name as "Trouffaut") quotes his treatise "Sur les Clavecins en peau de duffle" in the Journal de musique (1773). The works contained are individually: I) "Théorie de la musique" by C. L. Ballière de Laisement (1729-1800), a versatile scholar who knew J. J. Rousseau, d'Alembert, Diderot and Voltaire well and wrote several librettos for comic operas (cf. Eitner). "In his 'Théorie de la musique' (Paris, 1764) he developed a system based on the harmonic series of the hunting-horn; a similar system, evidently unknown to him, had been presented by G. A. Sorge in 1741. The 'Théorie' had some followers (notably Canon Jamard and Abbé Feytou) and won Rousseau's praise, but was harshly criticized by later theorists, in particular J.-B. de La Borde" (New Grove). Trouflaut's handwritten ownership (dated 1772) on title; numerous underlinings and annotations, with a scale in the margin of p. 71. - II) Principal theoretical work of the Paris musician N. L. Le Dran, "which tried to introduce a different designation for the chords in the doctrine of the figured base" (cf. Eitner). It was attacked by La Borde with the same vehemence as Ballière's theory had been. Trouflaut's handwritten ownership (dated 1772) on title; a few corrections by his hand. - III) A principal work of musical theory by the Abbé Roussier (1716-92), "self-instructed in music but inclining toward Rameau" (cf. Eitner). Here, he "also dealt with problems of musical temperament, [rejecting] contemporary systems in favour of a Pythagorean tuning" (New Grove). Presentation copy from the author with Trouflaut's note next to his ownership on the title (1772). Numerous annotations and marginalia, some quite extensive. Roussier's correspondence with Trouflaut is bound before the "Memoire". - IV) At the end, one of Roussier's two known compositions, a motet based on Psalm 150 ("Laudate Dominum in sanctis ejus"). Author's presentation copy with Trouflaut's autograph note on the title. On the verso, almost completely covered with Trouflaut's annotations, the scholar also pasted two lines of printed music from "L'art du facteur d'orgues" by Don Bedos de Celles. - Some waterstaining to margin and gutter throughout, more severely affecting the "Mémoire sur la musique des anciens" near the end and the "Pseaume CL" throughout with some loss to legibility. Although the volume was undoubtedly compiled this by Trouflaut himself, his original binding must have been so badly damaged that it was replaced by another one in the 18th century style somet [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettere turche, raccolte e stampate da Stiepan Pastor-Vecchio

      s. stampatore,, Costantinopoli 1776 - In 8° (18,4×10,5 cm); (4), 176, (2 b.) pp. Bella legatura coeva con dorso a 5 nervi con titolo e ricchissimi fregi in oro al dorso (il titolo è scolorito). Qualche lieve difetto. Tagli leggermente rossi. Piatti interni foderati con bella carta marmorizzata coeva. Un piccolissimi difetto della carta antecedente la stampa a pagina 17 che crea in piccolissimo forellino, ininfluente. Esemplare con leggerissima ed uniforme brunitura come tipico di tutti gli esemplari conosciuti a causa della qualità della carta ma nel complesso in ottime condizioni di conservazione. Testatine e finalini animati. Lettere in italiano e francese. Prima rarissima edizione, nessun esemplare censito in ICCU, nessuno in biblioteche francesi o americane, di questa importante fonte della storia, della religione e dei costumi della Turchia, ed in particolare di Costantinopoli, scritta dal celebre avventuriero e scrittore di origini serbo-croate, Zannowich Stefano, anche detto Zanovich Babbindon, o in serbo-croato Stjepan Zanovic, nato 18 febbraio 1756 a Budva (Montenegro), è morto 26 Maggio 1786 ad Amsterdam. Sembra appartenesse alla famiglia dei Castriota principi d&#146;Albania. L&#146;opera è interessante anche per la Polonia dato che parte delle lettere furono scritte in Polonia o a personaggi polacchi e anche per la Russia. L&#146;autore fu uno di quei personaggi che con i propri racconti intrattenne le corti di mezza Europa nella seconda metà del settecento. Era conosciuto anche come il Conte di Zannowich o il Principe d&#146;Albania. Casanova lo disprezzava e ne parlò anche nelle sue memorie considerandolo un personaggio simile ma senza talento. In verità queste lettere turche sono considerate opera di grande finezza e acume nelle quali l&#146;autore descrive la corte ottomana di Costantinopoli. L&#146;opera rientra anche nelle collezioni di volumi galanti dato che contiene anche varia corrispondenza d&#146;amore con diverse dame del gran mondo. L&#146;autore fu infatti un grande libertino, oltre che incallito giocatore d&#146;azzardo e non si contano le sue avventure amorose. Fu in corrispondenza anche con Voltaire e proprio in queste "Lettere Turche" si definisce "Voltaire della Dalmazia. Mori suicida, ancor giovanissimo, in una prigione di Amsterdam dove era stato rinchiuso per debiti. L&#146;autore, nonostante il giudizio sprezzante di Casanova, e forse ancor più per questo, è considerato come uno dei massimi esponenti dei così detti "casanovisti". "Stefano Zannowich mescolò con la sua incessante attività letteraria con le sue imposture. Ovunque i suoi viaggi lo portarono pubblicò le sue opere ed i suoi opuscoli con i suoi vari curiosi pseudonimi, in poche copie e spesso a proprie spese o a quelli dei suoi creditori. Poesie mediocri, corrispondenza reale e fittizia, plagio, saggi moraleggianti, a volte analisi politiche formidabili convivono nelle sue opere che oggi rimangono solo in poche copie di alcune biblioteche pubbliche e private. La caccia dei bibliografi e dei collezionisti di queste rarissime opere è ancora più difficile dopo che le devastazioni della seconda guerra mondiale distrussero molte biblioteche e collezioni in Europa centrale e orientale, dove Zannowich aveva molti amici ai quali aveva donato i suoi lavori. " (Watzlawick). Bio-bibliographie de Stefano Zannowich / Helmut Watzlawick, 1999.

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        Traité de venerie, et de chasses. Sçavoir: du Cerf, Du Daim, du Chevreuil, du Lièvre, du Sanglier, du Loup, du Renard, du Blaireau ou Taisson, du Loutre, de la Belette, de la Martre ou Fouine, Putois, ecc., du Lapin. Première partie. Seconde partie. Sçaivor: au fusil, pièges et filets, &c. De la pipée. Essais de fauconnerie. Remédes pour les maladies des oiseaux. De l autourserie. Dictionnaire des Termes de Venerie, de Fauconnerie, et de toute espece de chasse

      chez Moutard, Paris 1776 - Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello al ds. (fenditure alle cerniere e lievi, diffuse abrasioni). Tagli rossi. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Alone al margine inferiore di circa venti carte iniziali. Nel complesso esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara seconda edizione (la prima è del 1769). 4to (cm. 25,5), XII-208 pp. con antiporta e 38 tavv. f.t. (di cui una ripiegata) incise su rame da Louis Halbou. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur le calcul intégral aux différences partielles.

      (Paris ) 1776 - (25 x 20 cm). SS. 341-408. Moderne Broschur. (Aus: Mémoires de l'académie royale de sciences). Erste Ausgabe einer seiner seltenen frühen und bedeutenden Arbeiten. Es ist dies eine Überarbeitung der 1771 in den "Acta eruditorum" erschienenen Veröffentlichung. Laplace zeigt hier die virtuose Beherrschung der Infinitesimalrechnung, indem er partielle Differentialgleichungen 2. Ordnung auf ihre Lösungsmöglichkeit untersucht und die Kaskadenmethode entwickelt. - Sauber und breitrandig. - DSB 15, 292; Poggendorff I, 1376 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sir Eldred of the Bower, and the Bleeding Rock: two legendary tales (and seven others)

      T. Cadell 1776 - 4°, 334 pp. (262 x 204mm) A volume of eight quarto poems careefully bound together (1770-1783) in contemporary half calf over marbled paper boards, with &#145;Poems&#146; stamped in gilt on the spine. Manuscript contents and title index in contemporary hand at the back, latter manuscript table at the front, and manuscript page numbers. The boards slightly scuffed, edges rubbed, but a very solid volume, internally fresh with large margins. An attractive collection of well-received English poems of the eighteenth century, including Nelthorpe's rare Julia to Pollio (1770). The inclusion of the latter poem among canonical works by More and Goldsmith gives the work an important cachet.(i) Cartwright, Edmund (1743-1823). Armine and Elvira, a legendary tale, London 1777, the sixth edition, bound without the half-title, pp. 40 (ESTC t133058).(ii) Crabbe, George (1754-1832). The Village, London 1783. FIRST EDITION, pp. [iv], 38, with the half-title (ESTC t481).(iii) Percy, Thomas (1729-1811). The Hermit of Warkworth, a Northumberland ballad, in three fits or cantos, 1782, &#145;a new edition with additions&#146;, pp. [viii], 56, with the half-title (ESTC n17616). [This edition not at the Clark].(iv) Hull, Thomas (1728-1808). Richard Plantagenet: a legendary tale, London 1774, with the half-title which reads &#145;the fourth edition, corrected and enlarged&#146;, pp. [ii], iv, 30 (ESTC t171169, at Birmingham and NLS only). [Held by the Clark](v) More, Hannah (1745-1833). Sir Eldred of the Bower, and the Bleeding Rock: two legendary tales. London: printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. 1776. FIRST EDITION. 4to, pp. [vi], 49, [1]. This copy has the catchword on p. 27 correctly printed as "When".(vi) Goldsmith, Oliver (1728-1774). The Deserted Village, London 1783, tenth edition, pp. vii, [i], 23, [1], with the half-title (ESTC t146054); Roscoe A191 (3). [Held by the Clark](vii) Goldsmith, Oliver (1728-1774). The Traveller, a poem, London 1778, tenth edition, pp. 31, [1], with the half-title, title-page engraved (ESTC t146166); Roscoe A199 (15). ESTC t48321. [this edition not held by the Clark](viii) [Nelthorpe, George] (dates?), the scarce poem, Julia to Pollio. Upon his leaving her abroad. Written some years ago and now first publish&#146;d from the original manuscript, London 1770, pp. 32 (ESTC t125902, lists only 8 copies, and none west of Chicago). [Not at the Clark] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. VOLUME XLVI FOR THE YEAR M.DCCLXXVI.

      London, D. Henry, 1776. THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1776. 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, LACKS ALL THE MAPS AND IS BEING SOLD AS A VERY EARLY PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Full year January - December 1776 bound together, plus the Supplement, each year having its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate at the top. Present are 5 engraved plate, general title page, preface, 608 pages plus 16 pages of index, rebound in modern quarter brown calf, red label with gilt lettering and surrounding gilt rules, blind decoration between raised bands, marbled boards, new cream endpapers. Faint blind library stamp to title page and 1 engraved plate, hardly visible, no other library marks, title page has very pale browning to margins, occasional pale browning to text, very pale red staining to lower edges, slight cropping to lower edge when rebound, otherwise a very good sturdy tight copy. The Declaration is found on pages 361 & 362 of the August issue for 1776. There are also some other articles of interest on America. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De la legislation, ou principes des loix

      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..

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        [COOK] Andrew Kippis : autograph letter, signed.

      Sydenham, Kent, 17 June 1776. Entire letter, manuscript in ink on single folio sheet of wove paper watermarked G.R., 360 x 230 mm, written on 1 1/4 sides, addressed to 'The Rev. Mr. Parry, at Cirencester, Gloucestershire', signed at the foot 'Your most affectionate Brother and obliged Servant, And. Kippis'; remnants of wax seal; original folds; complete, clean and legible. Andrew Kippis (1725-1795), a nonconformist clergyman and prolific writer, was the author of the first biography of James Cook, The life of Captain James Cook (1788). The present letter, addressed to fellow writer and clergyman Joshua Parry in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, is dated less than three months before the recipient's death. Kippis' letter deals with a biographical sketch of Allen Bathurst (1st Earl Bathurst) to be published in the Biographia Britannica, which Parry had written and which Kippis was editing. Kippis writes of his hope that by this contribution 'the Biographia Britannica will be considerably improved; though I am sensible, at the same time, how imperfect it will still be' - a testament to his commitment to expanding the biographical corpus. Joshua Parry (1719-1776) was a Welsh nonconformist reverend and writer, who famously read a sermon at the funeral for Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, in September 1775, and contributed the biographical sketch about him which was published in Biographia Britannica. Parry was a lifelong friend of Bathurst, whom he had met at Cirencester after his appointment as Minister of the Presbyterian church founded by Alexander Gregory in 1662. He was to remain in Cirencester until his death on 6 September 1776.

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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. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Medizin

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        Dikzionnär für Pferdeliebhaber, Pferdehändler, Bereiter, Kur- und Hufschmiede, oder vollständiges Handwörterbuch der sämtlichen Roßkunde usf. 1. bis 4. Theil. 4 Bände [alles].

      Halbledereinbände, Lederecken, blaue [Bd.3 marmorierter] Deckel, Farbschnitt, montierte Rückenschildchen 8, 1: XXIV, 734 S., 2 gefaltete Tafeln/ 2: 717 S., 1 Bl, 2 gefaltete Tafeln/ 3: 798 S., 2 gefaltete Tafeln/ 4.1: VI, 312 S. 4.2: XVI, 388 S., 2 Bl -Deckel berieben und mit kleineren Beschädigungen, Papier in Bd 4 stärker gebräunt, Tafeln und Papier überwiegend in sehr gutem Zustand, Bd 3 mit einer abweichenden Bindung/ half leather, leather corners, a.e.m., mounted back-plates, 8vo, 1: XXIV, 734 pp., 2 folded sheets / 2: 717 pp., 1 leaf, 2 folded sheets / 3: 798 pp, 2 folded sheets/ 4.1: VI, 312 pp., 4.2: XVI, 388 pp., 2 leaves -boards rubbed and with small damages, paper browned in vol 4, plates and paper in very good condition, vol 3 with different half leather binding. Das Werk geht zurück auf den berühmten *Cours d' hippiatrique* bzw. dessen Neuedition *Dictionnaire raisonné d' hippiatrique, cavalerie, manege et marechalerie* von 1776 des französischen Tierarztes Philippe-Etienne La Fosse [1739-1820], welches zuerst 1787/ 88 in der Übersetzung von Johann Knobloch als *Lehrbegriff der Pferdarzney* erschienen war. Buschendorf verspricht allerdings hier: *ganz neu, unter beihilfe der neuesten, besten deutschen, englischen und französischen Schriftsteller bearbeitet.* Im Vorwort wird dargestellt, dass große Teile des Werkes um- und neu geschrieben wurden. Neben dem Werk von La Fosse sind eingegangen die Werke von: Johann B. von Sind, Wissenschaften eines Stallmeisters Eberlein, Der vollkommene Pferde-Kenner Eisenberg, wohleingerichtete Reitschule Kersting Pferde zu beschlagen Mogalla, Krankheiten der Pferde u.a. Von A wie Aas bis Z wie Zwölffingerdarm. Stiche von Berggold, Hoppe, Funche u.a. Enthält neben der Physiognomie des Pferdes, der Hufkunst, der Kranheitslehre des Pferdes auch ausführliche Artikel zur Pharmazie und Medikamentenherstellung. Nach dem Zerwürfnis des Autoren mit dem Verleger wurde der 4. Band von C.G.P. von Arnim verfasst, der auch ein Verzeichnis der verwendeten Literatur beifügt.

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        Catalogue de Tableaux précieux; Miniatures & Gouaches; Figures, Bustes & Vases de marbre & de bronze; Armoires, Comodes & Effets précieux de celébre boule; un magnifique Lustre de crystal de roche, & plusieurs autres de bronze doré; des Porcelaines anciennes & modernes du plus grand choix; des Pendules, Feux & Bras de cheminée de bronze doré, & autres objets curieux & rares qui composent le cabinet de? Par Pierre Remy

      - iv, 228 pp. Small 8vo, cont. mottled calf (expertly rebacked), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris; London; Amsterdam; Brussels: 1776. The uncommon sale catalogue of Blondel de Gagny (1695-1776), one of the greatest art collectors of the 18th century. Blondel served as France's general treasurer and later supervised the decoration of Louis XVI's countless parties and feasts. He was a veritable tastemaker, who revived styles and schools that had been underappreciated for decades simply by displaying them in his house which was open to visitors. The sales of his estate are momentous events in the history of collecting and much of his art now resides in the world's great museums. The sales totaled 405,741 livres, and Louis XVI was among the buyers. 1136 lots. The sale lasted from 10th-24th December and then restarted 8th January 1777. Fine copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand with buyers' names provided. Lacking the 5-lot supplement and sale schedule as is usual. ? Lugt 2616. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue de Tableaux précieux; Miniatures & Gouaches; Figures, Bustes & Vases de marbre & de bronze; Armoires, Comodes & Effets précieux de celébre boule; un magnifique Lustre de crystal de roche, & plusieurs autres de bronze doré; des Porcelaines anciennes & modernes du plus grand choix; des Pendules, Feux & Bras de cheminée de bronze doré, & autres objets curieux & rares qui composent le cabinet de&hellip; Par Pierre Remy

      iv, 228 pp. Small 8vo, cont. mottled calf (expertly rebacked), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris; London; Amsterdam; Brussels: 1776. The uncommon sale catalogue of Blondel de Gagny (1695-1776), one of the greatest art collectors of the 18th century. Blondel served as France's general treasurer and later supervised the decoration of Louis XVI's countless parties and feasts. He was a veritable tastemaker, who revived styles and schools that had been underappreciated for decades simply by displaying them in his house which was open to visitors. The sales of his estate are momentous events in the history of collecting and much of his art now resides in the world's great museums. The sales totaled 405,741 livres, and Louis XVI was among the buyers. 1136 lots. The sale lasted from 10th-24th December and then restarted 8th January 1777. Fine copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand with buyers' names provided. Lacking the 5-lot supplement and sale schedule as is usual. &#10087; Lugt 2616.

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        THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. VOLUME XLVI FOR THE YEAR M.DCCLXXVI.

      London, D. Henry, 1776.. THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1776. 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, LACKS ALL THE MAPS AND IS BEING SOLD AS A VERY EARLY PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Full year January - December 1776 bound together, plus the Supplement, each year having its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate at the top. Present are 5 engraved plates, general title page, preface, 608 pages plus 16 pages of index, rebound in modern quarter brown calf, red label with gilt lettering and surrounding gilt rules, blind decoration between raised bands, marbled boards, new cream endpapers. Faint blind library stamp to title page and 1 engraved plate, hardly visible, no other library marks, title page has very pale browning to margins, occasional pale browning to text, very pale red staining to lower edges, slight cropping to lower edge when rebound, otherwise a very good sturdy tight copy. The Declaration is found on pages 361 & 362 of the August issue for 1776. There are also some other articles of interest on America. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Breve compendio di maravigliosi secreti approvati, e praticati con felice successo nell' Indisposizioni Corporali.

      Venedig Occhi 1776 - (18,5 x 12 cm). XVI, 223 S. Interims-Pappband unbeschnitten. Späte Ausgabe des erstmals 1655 erschienenen Werkes über Alchemie, Astrologie und Medizin. - Der Verfasser, ein römischer Mönch, beschreibt hier zahlreiche Geheimmittel sowie verschiedene Arzneimittel, Öle, Farben, Kosmetika, Perlen, Korallen etc. - Sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar. Einband leicht angestaubt. - Thorndike VII, 595; vgl. Duveen 33; Ferguson, Secrets IV, 24 und Suppl. I, 36 (jeweils andere Ausgaben) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Binns Scarce and Most Decorative Early 19th century (1819) Declaration of Independence Facsimile

      Philadelphia 1776 - Engraved Broadside. "In Congress July 4th. 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America." [Philadelphia:] John Binns, 1819. Text engraved by C.H. Parker, facsimiles of signatures engraved by Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co. Ornamental border incorporating the seals of the thirteen original states after Thomas Sully. Medallion portrait of Washington (after Gilbert Stuart, 1795), Jefferson (after Otis, 1816), and Hancock (after Copley, 1765). 24 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. Own a Piece of History. To see our current inventory of copies of the Declaration of Independence and Declaration signers related material click here.Historical BackgroundIn 1816 the publisher John Binns was first to announce plans to publish a decorative broadside of the Declaration of Independence, to be sold by subscription for $10 each. The project was completed in 1819, by which time four others had already imitated the idea and issued less ornate and less expensive copies, including a pirated copy of the Binns. Binns later said that his publication cost him $9,000, an astonishing amount at that time.The Binns broadside bears an engraved facsimile attestation to the accuracy of the document by John Quincy Adams, then Secretary of State: "I certify, that this is a Correct copy of the original Declaration of Independence, deposited at this Department; and that I have compared all the signatures with those of the original, and have found them Exact Imitations."Binns wanted to have his copy adopted as official, and one was displayed in the House of Representatives. For political reasons-and perhaps because Binns failed to include an engraving of John Adams-John Quincy Adams soon after commissioned William J. Stone to make an exact facsimile (in 1823). Despite the competition Binns' print remains the best decorative reproduction of the Declaration of Independence.ReferencesJohn Bidwell, "American History in Image and Text" in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1988, Vol. 98, pp.247-302 (also issued as a separate pamphlet by AAS), item 5. John Binns, Recollections of the Life of John Binns: Twenty--nine Years in Europe and Fifty-three in the United States, Written by Himself. (Phila, 1854), pp.234-7.ConditionSome marginal fraying and repair, evenly foxed, treated by professional conservator. Report available on request.

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        The North American's Almanack, For the Year of Our Lord, 1777

      Worcester, MA: Stearns and Bigelow, [1776]. 12mo (7 x 4 inches). 24pp, complete. Woodcut map on front. Stabbed-and sewn in self-wrappers as issued. Map key inset on cover rubbed and with partial loss, affected some letters on recto and verso, pale discoloration on final leaf, corners thumbed. The map on the cover bears the caption: "A. Island of New-York. B. Fort at Powle's Hook. C. Fort at Bunker-Hill. D. The Sound. E. King's Bridge. F. Hell Gate. H. Flatbush. I. Governor's Island. [Also, continued on the verso of the 2nd leaf] G. Fort Washington, together with the Lines of the Continental Army on the east side of North-River. K. East River. L. The Lines which guard the passage from the Sound to Kings-Bridge. N. Fort Constitution." The text includes Prayer by Oliver Cromwell, list of expected eclipses, monthly Jan-Dec. 1777, schedules of moon phases, tides and weather forecasts, a reprint of the " Celebrated Speech of Galgacus" with Pro American Revolutionary commentary, a distance chart for " Roads to the principle towns on the Continent etc. from Boston;" The last page has a list of vacations at Harvard College and a poem " On Death" . Advertised in the Massachusetts Spy, Worcester, Nov. 13, 1776. Two states noted. In the first, as here, the legend accompanying the map on the title page (of the defences of New York) has the reference 'See p. 3d.' In the second state this has been corrected to read: 'See p. 4th.' Moreover, the seasonal verses at heads of calendar pages in the earlier state have been replaced in the later state with verses from Hale's "The sum of religion." Though the legend is rubbed in the present copy, it contains the original verses as in the first state. ESTC W26957; Evans, 15096; Drake, Almanacs, 3268; Sabin 90945("According to Nichols, there are three editions for this year. Two of these are at AAS., and in the main, are from the same setting of type, but with variations in the verses included under each month ").

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