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         The Excursion. In two volumes. By Mrs Brooke; author of the History of Lady Julia Mandeville, and of Emily Montague.

      Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. 1777 - [4], 215, [1]pp; [4], 267, [1]pp, half titles. 12mo. Some foxing, three leaves in vol. I rather browned, neat paper repair to clean tear to L4 vol. II, final pages in both volumes & e.ps sl. browned. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, orig. red morocco labels. Contemp. ownership signature of Henrietta Makdougale & traces of bookplate removal. A pencil note identifies the family as the Makdougall's of Makerstoun, County Roxburgh. A nice copy. ESTC T66365, BL, Cambridge, Chawton & Oxford in the UK; 11 American locations. FIRST EDITION. The Excursion, Frances Brooke's third novel, cleverly satirises the fashionable world of 18th century London, and centres around a young heroine, Mary Villiers who arrives in the city, with a trunk of unpublished manuscripts, in search of literary fame. There are elements from Brooke's own experiences in the novel and she has a dig at Garrick for not supporting new work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Historia reformationis ecclesiarum raeticarum ex genuinis fontibus et adhuc maximam partem numquam impressis sine partium studio deducta, ut exstans symbola ad syntagma hist. reform. helvetiae queat censeri, nunc primum in lucem edita. 2 volumes en 4 complet.

      Curiae Raetorum (Coire), Impensis societatis typographicae, MDCCLXXI., 1771 - 1777, - gr. in-8vo, (24.5 x 20 cm), Tomus primus - Curiae Raetorum impensis soc. typograph. MDCCLXXI. Titelbl. + 28 Blatt +261 S. / Tomi secundi pars prior: Curiae Raetorum Jacobi Otto MDCCLXXIV, Titelbl. + 4 + 338 S. / Tomus secundi pars secunda: J. Otto, MDCCLXXVI, S. 339 -668 + 8 Bl. (Index / Tomus secundus et ultimus J. Otto, MDCCLXXVII. 658 S. + 10 Bl. (+ 2 Bl. leer). Original-Pappband. Rücken einf. Karton mit Papier-Titeletikette, Buchdeckel gemustertem Buntpapier d. Zeit Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Barth : 1439, ?Das bedeutenste Erzeugnis der Offizin Otto?. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         La Marine des anciens peuples, expliquée et considérée par rapport aux lumières qu'on en peut tirer pour perfectionner la Marine moderne; avec des figures représentant les vaisseaux de guerre de ces peuples.

      Paris, Nyon ainé and Stoupe 1777 - With 6 engr. folding plates by Sellier. XXXV, (1), 224 pp. 8vo. Contemp. red morocco, flat spine gilt, gilt supralibros with the coat of arms of the French minister Armand-Thomas Hue de Miromesnil (1723-1796), triple gilt fillet around sides, single fillet on outer edges, inner dentelles, edges gilt. With bookplate Henri Houssaye. Paris, Nyon ainé and Stoupe, 1777. First edition. The architect Julien-David Leroy (1724-1803), member of the Académie des Inscriptions and the Académie des Beaux Arts, travelled extensively in Greece and the Levant; he lectured on ancient Greek architecture for forty years. He was convinced that his studies of the marine in antiquity could be profitable to modernize its modern counterpart. He experimented with unsinkable boats and adresses this problem in Book VII of the present work. Leroy even had the boat "Naupotame" constructed which he considered nearly unsinkable. The plates engraved by Louis Sellier (born in Paris in 1757) show the development of ship construction from simple rafts to vessels with three tiers of oarsmen. - Fine copy. - Polak 5848; Hoefer XXX, 893. NAUTICA ; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Revolutionary War

      January 26, 1777. Broadside titled "State of Massachusetts Bay In the House of Representatives, January 26th 1777" and reads in part: "Ordered, that the following address be printed, and a copy thereof sent to each minister...and also a copy thereof be sent to the commanding officer of each company... and to be read to the companies...while they are under arms, for the purpose of recruiting the army...friends and countrymen! When a people within reach of the highest temporal happiness...are in danger...from an enemy whose paths are marked with blood... for this in April 1775, you arrayed yourselves in arms, defeated, and put to flight that band of Britons...who like robbers, and murderers assault your peaceful mansions...sent up for concurrence. Samuel Freeman, Speaker PT in Council, January 28, 1777 John Avery Dep'y Sec'ry." A fine speech, it was read by several ministers and Army officers for raising men for the army. The document measures approximately 8" x 12.5", framed in an attractive see-through frame so that both sides of the document are visible. Frame measures approximately 16.5" x 22".

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         Oeuvres chirurgicales de M. Percival Pott (3 Tomes - Complet) De la Société Royale de Londres, & Chirurgien de l'hôpital de S. Barthelemi

      Chez P. Fr. Didot jeune, Chez Théophile Barrois. Traduites de l'anglois, sur la seconde édition, par M.***, Docteur en Médecine, 3 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane racinée, Chez P. Fr. Didot jeune, Paris, 1777, Chez Théophile Barrois, 1792, XVI-493 ; 552 ; XVI-248 pp. Agréable exemplaire de l'édition originale de la traduction des Oeuvres de Pott, bien complète du troisième tome publié quinze ans après les deux premiers. L'ouvrage est augmenté d'un Traité sur la Cure radicale de l'Hydrocèle, par le moyen d'une injection (voir Garrison-Morton, 4164 : "classical description of hydrocele), ainsi que d'un Traité sur les Excroissances hémorrhoïdales, par Earle. Bon état (rel. très lég. frottée, petits accrocs en mors aux premiers feuillets de garde,travail de vers marginal n'affectant pas le texte dans une vol., bon exemplaire par ailleurs). On y retrouvera tous les textes essentiels de Percival Pott, sur la maladie de la colonne vertébrale à laquelle il donnera son nom, mais aussi les la cataracte, le polype du nez ou les hernirs (Voir Garrison-Morton, 3576, 4304, 2122, 4165) Français

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         Antique Print-PORTRAIT-MISS HAFFEY-GIRL-Laurie-Foldson-1777

      - Original antique print, titled: 'Miss Haffey', a portrait of a young girl, Miss Haffey Handcoloured mezzotint engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: Separately published master print, published 1777. Our definition of a 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 Robt. Laurie after J. Foldson. Robert Laurie (c. 1755-1836) was a English-Scottish mezzotint engraver and publisher. He variously signed his name Lowery, Lowry, Lowrie, Loawrey, Lawrie or Laurie. John Foldsone (d. 1784) was an English portrait painter. He executed a great number of small portraits, at a very reasonable price for the general public. Condition: Excellent, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Professionally matted, not examined out of matting. Storage location: DPO-78-24 The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 23.2 inch. The image size is ca. 10.4 x 14.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 47 x 59 cm. The image size is ca. 26.5 x 36 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         La science et l'art de l'équitation

      Imprimerie de la Société littéraire et typographique, Yverdon 1777 - Un volume in-8, plein veau blond marbré, dos lisse très orné, pièce de titre de veau rouge, tranches rouges. xxiv, 348 pages. Seconde édition du célèbre traité d'équitation de Charles Dupaty ou Du Paty de Clam (1744-1782), traducteur de Xénophon, et l¿un des premiers à s¿intéresser à l'anatomie du cheval et du cavalier, et à la mécanique équestre. Ouvrage illustré de 9 planches gravées hors texte. Très bel exemplaire, très frais, aux planches d'un très beau tirage. Minimes frottements à la reliure. /// One volume, 8vo, full mottled calf, gilt ornate smooth spine with red calf letter-piece, red edges. xxiv, 348 pages. Second edition of the most famous horse riding treatise by Charles Dupaty or Du Paty de Clam (French musketeer, 1744-1782), illustrated with 9 out of text engraved plates. Very fresh and lovely copy despite slight wearing to the upper hinge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, par une société de gens de lettres

      - Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet, à Genève 1777-1779, in-4 (19x25,5cm), 39 volumes reliés. - Terza edizione del Dizionario di Trévoux detto ornato con le bandiere disegnate da Jean-Michel Papillon, cul-de-lampada e iniziali istoriate. Il testo è seguito nel volume 5 di gallicum Dictionarium universale latina. pagine di titolo in rosso e nero. Leganti pieno vitello marrone, piastre del telaio freddi torna con sei nervi adornati con gioielli, ruote e fili d'oro, parti di titolo e il numero del volume in marocchino rosso, tripla-net stampato, ruote dorate sui tagli, carta fatta a mano tutto cosparso bordi rossi. Piatti strofinato, secondo piatto di volume di 4 dentellato su dieci centimetri, Caps spesso strofinato o mancante, minuscoli wormholes su alcuni indietro, fauci del secondo piatto di volume di 4 incrinato coda. Molto piccole wormholes a basso margine tra le colonne 238 e 314 del Volume 4 e una umidità nell'angolo in alto a destra tra le colonne 738 e 770. fogli Q QQQQ i (tra il 1712 e 1717 colonne) e Q qqqq IIII (tra il 1724 e il 1729 le colonne) sono mancanti, essendo probabilmente stato dimenticato dal legatore. Ex libris con la penna su ogni pagina nel nome del Padre Descageul. Rilasciato poco meno di cinquant'anni prima Diderot e d'Alembert, ha detto che il Dizionario universale dei Trévoux fatta data nel bel mezzo della edizione enciclopedica. Screditato nella sua infanzia a causa delle sue origini gesuiti, il testo è stato successivamente riconosciuto per la sua importanza per la storia della cultura e della lingua francese, ma anche e soprattutto per la loro apertura verso altre corti europee. E 'stato ammesso come un libro di riferimento, erede del dizionario dice Furetière e rivaleggiare con il Dizionario dell'Accademia di Francia. Ancora oggi, si è celebrata dagli studiosi per la sua espressione di "fascinazione con la conoscenza universale e l'ambizione di completezza rivendicata da enciclopedismo Illuminismo". Buona copia di un testo di riferimento per dell'enciclopedismo all'inizio del XVIII secolo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième édition de l'Encyclopédie, ornée d'un portrait de Diderot et d'Alembert en tête du premier volume - dessinés par Charles-Nicolas Cochin et gravés par Louis-Jacques Cathelin - et de nombreux bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Les gravures des recueils de planches sont l'

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         Dizionario Storico-Portatile che contiene la storia di tutti gli eroi ed uomini illustri

      A spese di Antonio Cervone, NAPOLI 1777 - ITALIANO Tomo II-III-IV, in nuova edizione napoletana accresciuta e tradotta dal francese, legatura a tutta pergamena con titoli in duplice tassello al dorso, taglio annerito, pagine leggermente ingiallite e fiorite, testo su due colonne, volumi in octavo con fascicoli segnati e richiami presenti La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,99 euro.

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         Antique Master Print-WIFE-REMBRANDT-OLD LADY-Earlom-Farington-1777

      - Plate: Rembrandt's Wife. It shows a portrait of the wife of Rembrandt at an advanced age. Rare. Original mezzotint etching on a velin (wove) type paper. Description: Published by John Boydell of London in 1777.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Richard Earlom after G. Farington's design after the original painting of Rembrandt van Rijn. Richard Earlom (1743-1822) was an reknown English mezzotint engraver. He displayed great skill as a draughtsman, and at the same time acquired without assistance the art of engraving in mezzotint. Condition: Very good, given age, the outer margins with some foxing. Some general age-related toning, please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P1-10 The overall size is ca. 19.5 x 26.6 inch. The image size is ca. 12 x 17.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 49.5 x 67.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30.5 x 45.5 cm.

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         Missale Romanum, ex decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum, S. Pii V. Pontificis Maximi jussu editum, Clementis VIII. Et Urbani VIII [WITH] Proprium Missalis Ratisbonensis: Una Cum Festis Novis. Jussu Et Authoritate Reverendissimi et Illustrissimi Domini Domini Francisci Xaverii, Episcopi Ratisbonensis etc. etc. Recognitum (1836)

      Aloysium Galler (Alois Galler); Typis Jacobi Russwurm, civici typographi, Ducale Campidonensi (Kempten); Ratisbonae (Regensburg) 1777 - Folio (14 3/4 x 9 1/4"). [46], 542, cxxiipp (Missale Romanum); 58, [2]pp (Proprium Missalis Ratisbonensis). Contemporary gilt tooled full calf with four ornamental brass corner pieces on each cover and two clasps. On the front cover is a large oval stamp containing the Cross, a heart pierced by three arrows and the Holy Monogram within an aureole and an ornamental border. On the back cover is a large oval stamp containing a heart pierced by a sword underneath the letters PIA M (Pia mater) topped with a crown, all within an aureole and an ornamental border. All paper edges gilt. Six large silk ribbon markers. Marbled endpapers. Half-title and both title pages in red and black lettering. Large title vignette of Last Supper engraved by Rudolph Johann Storcklin (1723-1756). Decorative head-, tailpieces, and initials. This handsome and beautifully produced 18th-century Roman missal contains the prescribed prayers, chants and instructions for the celebration of Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. It is splendidly illustrated throughout with 12 full-page engravings (including one with two images) by Rudolph Johann Storcklin and the Klauber brothers (Joseph Sebastian and Johann Baptist).Text and music staves printed in red and black, in double column, within an ornamental border. [BOUND WITH]Proprium Missalis Ratisbonensis: Una Cum Festis Novis. Jussu Et Authoritate Reverendissimi et Illustrissimi Domini Domini Francisci Xaverii, Episcopi Ratisbonensis etc. etc. Recognitum: This Ratisbon Missal published in 1836, with the approval of the city's Bishop Franz Xaver Schwäbel ,contains a list of the new religious holidays as well as the prescribed prayers, chants and instructions for their celebration.Binding with closed tear along front joint, but front cover still firmly holding. Head of spine slightly chipped. Contemporary previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Previous owners' Ex-libris on front free endpaper. Lower margin of a few leaves expertly repaired (not affecting lettering). Minor worming at upper margin of pp 513-518 (not affecting lettering). Book block slightly starting at rear. Text in Latin. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. Later edition (Missale Romanum) First edition (Proprium Missalis Ratisbonensis). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Revolutionary War

      , nd nd. Two thousand British forces under Brigadier General William Tryon, the deposed Royal Governor of New York, reached Danbury, Connecticut, on the evening of April 26, 1777. Before leaving Danbury the next morning, they destroyed warehouses of food and clothing, tents and other supplies and burned about 20 houses. They left by the western road towards Ridgefield. At the beginning of Tryon's raid on Danbury, Brigadier General Silliman was at his home in Fairfield. As soon as he heard word of the British landing on the coast, he began to collect the militia. With a force of 500 militia and 100 Continentals, General Silliman hurried towards Danbury and was joined by Brigadier General Benedict Arnold. With 400 soldiers, they reached and cut off the British line of advance. The British outflanked a group of Americans at the Saugatuck River and crossed the river, heading back to their ships. Brigadier General Silliman, with 500 troops and two cannon, skirmished with the British rear guard until they reached Compo Hill. There the British turned on Silliman and his troops and charged. They drove back the Americans, loaded their troops on their ships and began their short voyage back to New York City, under British control since 1776.

Gold Selleck Silliman was a lawyer, became attorney for the crown in Fairfield, Connecticut. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he was colonel of cavalry in the local militia. Promoted to Brigadier General, Silliman was charged with the defense of the southwestern frontier of Connecticut. He served at the head of his regiment in the Battles of Long Island and White Plains. In 1777, Silliman was active in repelling the raid on Danbury. In May, 1779, he was captured at his home and was a prisoner in Flatbush and Gravesend (now Brooklyn) until he was exchanged a year later.

During the Revolutionary War, the military finances for the colony of Connecticut were handled by the Pay Table, also known as the Committee of Four. Pay Table members rotated during the war. To raise funds, Connecticut issued promissory which required signatures of three of four members of the "Pay Table." Many of these were signed by William Moseley who, on the following documents, has certified the wounds of Connecticut soldiers in the Battle of Danbury.

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An ADS signed: "William Moseley Comtee," 1 p, 8 x 8. In part: "The account of Ebenezer How Junr of Stamford in Fairfield County, against the State of Connecticut he being wounded in his hip at Compo on April 27th 1777 in an Engagement with the British troops who were returning from Danbury to their Ships and was render'd unfit for any Service five Weeks and was not able to walk for about 8 Weeks. Half Pay two Months...." Pay Table Office, October 1, 1777. Moseley certifies that "The above is a true Copy of the Original." Fine condition.

An ADS signed: "William Moseley Comtee," 1 p, 8.25 x 5 and reads in part, "The Account of Benjamin Weed 3d of Stamford in Fairfield County against the State of Connecticut he being wounded in his right Side on April 28th 1777 in an Engagement with the British troops who were returning from Danbury to their Ships and was render'd unfit for Service five Months and remains in a weak State of health occasioned by the wound he receiv'd. half Pay 5 months...." Original is dated Sept. 30, 1777, with an update on Oct. 1, 1783 from John Wilson, Surgeon: "The above Benj Weed is Still unfit for Duty." Moseley certifies that "The above is a true Copy of the Original." Fine condition.

ADS signed: "William Moseley Comtee," 1 p, 8.25 x 12. Pay Table Office, Oct. 1, 1783. In part: "State of Connecticut To Silvanus Knap. Amount of sundry Bills for half Pay for Soldiers of his Company wounded at Danbury. Viz Ebenezer How's Bill...Benja Weed's...Smith Weed's...Hartford Octr. 21st 1777. Received an Order on Treasurer in full of the above Acct. Sylvanus Knap Capt...." Moseley certifies that "The above Acct with the Vouchers enclos'd are truly Copied from the Original Acct & Vouchers as Settled in this Office...on file Oct. 21st 1777...." Fine condition.

ADS signed: "William Moseley Comtee," 1 p, 8.25 x 13 dated Jan. 5, 1781 and reads in part, "Lieut Elnathan Nichols in the first troop of Horse in the 3d regiment in the State of Connecticut on an Expedition to oppose the Enemy at Danbury was wounded at Compo Hill the 27th of April 1777 with a Canister Shot in the Elbow By reason of which he is still render'd unfiy for Labor and consequently of supporting his family thereby...." Elias Lewis, a physician, has certified that "by which wound the use of the Elbow joint is in a great measure lost...." Moseley certifies that "The above written is truly copied from the Originals." Fine condition.

An ADS signed: "William Moseley Comtee," 1 p, 8.25 x 10.25. Pay Table Office, Oct. 1783. In part: "Elnathan Nichols Lieut of the first Company in the 3d Regt of Light Horse wounded at Compo in Danbury expedition . . . half Pay for 4 ½ Months from Augt 6th 1777 to Feby 14th 1778 . . . Lieut Nichols appear'd and made Oath that he had not been able to labour for his Subsistence for four Months and an half...owing to the wound he receiv'd and is justly entitled to his half Pay agreeable to Resolve of Assembly - Before John Chenevard Comtee." Moseley certifies "that the above Account receipt & representations are truly copied from the original filed in this Office February 14th 1778." Double matted to 12 x 14 inches. Fine condition.

Autograph document unsigned, in the hand of William Moseley, member of the Pay Table Committee, 1 p, 8.25 x 13.25. In part: "We certify that the above named Amos Gray was wounded at Compo in April 1777 by a Musquet Ball thro' his Arm & Breast and that we dressed his wounds. Compo in Fairfield June 1778. Ebenezer Jessup Joseph Chapman Surgeons. I here may certify that Amos Gray since he was wounded has never been Able to do any Labour of any Nature the Ball enterd the Trunk of his Body and he has never got his health. Certified by Joseph Chapman Surgeon...These certify that when the Enemy made an Incursion into this State and marched to Danbury in April 1777 that the above mentioned Company commanded by Capt. Andrews since deceased marched with the rest of the Troops that marched under my command in pursuit of the Enemy and were in the Action that happened at Compo on the 28th." Matted to 12 x 17 inches. Fine condition.

Oliver Wolcott, Jr. MDS signed: "Abram Andrews" and "George Burk" as Justices of the Peace, 1 p, 7.5 x 9 dated May 3, 1777. Order to John Lawrence, Treasurer of Connecticut, to pay expenses "by Genl Silliman Order to Carry the Orders from the Governor to the Several Towns as follows from Fairfield to Danbury 22 mile...from Danbury to Southbury 25 miles...from Southbury to Litchfield 16 mile...from Litchfield Hartford 20 mile...from Hartford to Fairfield 60 mile...four Day watering on the Assemble by Genl Silliman Order...." Signed across text in lower portion: "Oliv Wolcott Jr Audr." Fine condition.

MDS signed "John Taylor," witnessed by: "John Gregory" and "Ephraim Gregory," 1 page, 7.5 x 9.25 inches. Danbury, Connecticut, March 25, 1724. In part: "To all Christian People To Whom these Presents Shall Come Greetg. Know ye John Taylor of Danbury in Fairfield County in his Majesties Colony of Connecticut in Newengland for and in consideration of a valuable sum of Money in hand Received Being well and Truly paid Before the ensealing of These presents By John Wilkes of the Town County and colony before named - The Receipt whereof & do hereby acknowledge that I am therewith fully satisfied contented and paid Have bargained sold and alienated from me - my heirs executors administrators...twelve acres of Division land to be taken up by the sd Wilkes his heirs or assigns...." Uniformly soiled.


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         LIBER VERITATIS. A COLLECTION OF PRINTS AFTER THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS OF CLAUDE LE LORRAIN; IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE. EXECUTED BY RICHARD EARLOM, IN THE MANNER AND TASTE OF THE DRAWINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF EACH PRINT; TOGETHER WITH THE NAMES OF THOSE FOR WHOM, AND THE PLACES FOR WHICH, THE ORIGINAL PICTURES WERE FIRST PAINTED ... AND THE PRESENT POSSESSORS OF MANY OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURES. VOLUMES I AND II

      London: Messrs. Boydell and Company, 1777. First edition; Richard Earlom (engraver). Thick, tall folios in 3/4 brown marble and red leather; six-band embossed spine with heavy gilt; VG/VG-; boards show some shelf wear around edges, with small tearing along spine length and corners; open gutter in front, but binding strong; both frontispiece portraits detached from spine; gilt edges; slight fading; all prints in good condition with clear legends; Vol. I contains Claude Lorrain's biography by John Boydell, and 100 prints; Vol. II contains 120 prints; this is part of the mature works by Le Lorrain; in this work (Book of Truth), the names of the purchaser was written on the back of the drawings to guard against copying; it constitutes a major work in the reproduction of master drawings in the form of a catalog raisonne; please note that Vol. III is lacking, since it was published individually at a later date; shelved above mythology; due to size of the item, please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont.

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         Arthur St. Clair

      n.d.. Address leaf franked “Public Service / Majr Genl St. Clair,” addressed by him to “General Irwine / at / Carlisle,” 13” x 8.5”, address panel 7” x 3.5”. On laid paper, professionally silked for preservation. Fine condition.

On February 19, 1777, Arthur St. Clair was appointed Major General by Congress and was given the command of Fort Ticonderoga. In 1778, he was court-martialed for the loss of the Fort, but was exonerated and returned to duty, although he was no longer given any battlefield commands. On March 4, 1791, Arthur St. Clair was promoted to Major General by President Washington and was placed in command of the Army. In a March 19, 1791, letter to Lafayette, President George Washington writes, “Your friend, General St. Clair resumes his functions as Major General.” Ostensibly, even though St. Clair had been a Major General since being appointed by the Continental Congress in 1777, Pres. Washington thought it proper to issue a presidential commission as Major General as he “resumes his functions.” He has franked this address leaf as “Majr Genl. St. Clair.” General Irvine lived in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where most letters to him were sent during and after the Revolutionary War. It is interesting to note, that in the published letters of George Washington to Gen. Irvine, his name is misspelled “Irwine” as St. Clair has penned on this address leaf.

On November 4, 1791, Major General St. Clair, 1st Governor of the Northwest Territory since 1788, led an expedition against the Indians that resulted in a rout by a tribal confederation led by Miami Chief Little Turtle and Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket. Over 600 soldiers were killed as opposed to about 50 enemy dead. In addition, over 50 women and children were killed in the battle which became known to many as St. Clair’s Defeat. At the request of General Washington, St. Clair resigned his commission on March 5, 1792, remaining as Governor until 1802.

When the Pennsylvania State Society was organized in 1783, Arthur St. Clair and William Irvine (1741-1804) were elected President and Treasurer, respectively. St. Clair and Irvine later served together as members of Pennsylvania’s delegation to the Second Continental Congress (1786-1787); St. Clair served as President of the United States in Congress Assembled from February 2, 1787 to November 4, 1787.

In a September 28, 1881, letter to William Henry Smith, editor of “Life and Public Services: Arthur St. Clair” (Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1882), Gen. Irvine’s grandson, Dr. W.A. Irvine, sheds light on an incident in the Revolutionary War which has become one of the most memorable events in American history. He writes, in part, “Thomas Leiper, of Philadelphia, a member of the City Troop which served under Washington during the campaign of 1776, stated to my father, Callander Irvine, that St Clair had not received the credit he deserved – of having suggested to General Washington the crossing the Delaware into New Jersey, which resulted so favorably to the American cause, and to General Washington’s fame. Mr. Leiper said, the fact that St Clair did suggest the movement was well known in camp. Leiper was a man of high honor and veracity, and would not have stated the fact if not true ... It is not an uncommon thing for the Commander-in-Chief to reap all the laurels of his subordinates. True, he assumes all the responsibility of any particular course of action. General Washington, as a military man, had not, I think a suggestive mind, but he had the good sense to know when to follow sound advice...”


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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLVII (47) January to December 1777

      D Henry; F Newbery, London 1777 - iii, 642pp, [xiv] + plates. 10 (of 13) b/w plates and maps (7 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dizionario Storico-Portatile che contiene la storia di tutti gli eroi ed uomini illustri…

      NAPOLI: A spese di Antonio Cervone, 1777. rilegato. BUONO. 12 19. III USATO

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         The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [in six volumes with] Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon Esquire with Memoirs of his Life and Writings, Composed by Himself: Illustrated from his Letters with Occasional Notes.[in two volumes].

      London; W Strahan & T Cadell/A Strahan. T Cadell Jun & W Davies 1777-8 & 1796. - Decline & Fall Vol I is third issue, Vol II second issue and other four vols are all FIRST EDITIONS. Quarto; Vol I [xxiv], 704 pp; Vol II [xii], 640 pp; Vol III [x], 640 pp, [1]; Vol IV viii, [8], 620 pp; Vol V [12], 684 pp; 12, 646 pp, [52] Index. Frontispiece portrait engraving to Vol I and 3 folding maps (2 to Vol II and 1 to Vol III). Miscellaneous Works, 1796.First Edition. Vol I [xxvi], 702, [1], Vol II viii, 726 pp, [2]; silhouette portrait frontis to Vol I. Book Condition: Very Good. Decline & Fall: full tan calf sympathetically rebacked using original boards. Red and black morocco labels to spine; gilt titles, double-gilt bands and gilt decoration to compartments; gilt border to boards. Miscelleaneous Works: full tan calf with red and green morocco labels to spine, gilt titles and decoration, gilt foliate border to boards and marbled endpapers. Edges rubbed with small wear to corners, some scuffing and scratching to boards and bump to upper rear corner Vol VI Decline & Fall; front joint cracked and large chip to lower edge of lower board Vol II Miscelleaneous Works. A little scattered foxing. Corner crease to title and loss to lower margin final leaf (approx 2 inches,without loss to text) to Vol I Decline & Fall and ownership inscription to verso ffep Vol I Miscelleaneous Works, otherwise contents exceptionally clean and bright. First editions of Vol I Decline and Fall are rare, as the original print run was for only 1000 copies. Gibbon's magnum opus was an immediate runaway success and is widely considered to be "esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature), placing Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe according to Adam Smith. David Hume (who read Vol I on his death bed) praised the book. Publisher William Strahan was rightly of the opinion that "it will remain a lasting monument to the genius and ability of the writer" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Antique Master Print-HORSE-FEEDING COASTAL LANDSCAPE-SHIP-Kobell-Langendijk-1777

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Equitando citius quam vento contrario.' - View of men feeding a horse with a ship in the background. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Only state. Ref: Wurzbach 7. Uncommon and rare print.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Hendrik Kobell & Dirk Langendijk' after own design. Hendrik Kobell & Dirk Langendijk were both active in Rotterdam in the second half of the 18th. Century. They are seen as two of the really good artists of their time. Hendrik Kobell (Dutch; 1751-1779) was a painter, designer and engraver of marine scenes. Dirk Langendijk (1748-1805) specialised in military scenes. He was famous for his watercolours of battlefields. Condition: Excellent, given age. Large margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-C2-35 The overall size is ca. 5.5 x 5.4 inch. The image size is ca. 3.6 x 3.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 14 x 13.7 cm. The image size is ca. 9.2 x 7.9 cm.

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         LIBER VERITATIS. A COLLECTION OF PRINTS AFTER THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS OF CLAUDE LE LORRAIN; IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE. EXECUTED BY RICHARD EARLOM, IN THE MANNER AND TASTE OF THE DRAWINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF EACH PRINT; TOGETHER WITH THE NAMES OF THOSE FOR WHOM, AND THE PLACES FOR WHICH, THE ORIGINAL PICTURES WERE FIRST PAINTED . AND THE PRESENT POSSESSORS OF MANY OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURES. VOLUMES I AND II

      Messrs. Boydell and Company, London 1777 - Thick, tall folios in 3/4 brown marble and red leather; six-band embossed spine with heavy gilt; VG/VG-; boards show some shelf wear around edges, with small tearing along spine length and corners; open gutter in front, but binding strong; both frontispiece portraits detached from spine; gilt edges; slight fading; all prints in good condition with clear legends; Vol. I contains Claude Lorrain's biography by John Boydell, and 100 prints; Vol. II contains 120 prints; this is part of the mature works by Le Lorrain; in this work (Book of Truth), the names of the purchaser was written on the back of the drawings to guard against copying; it constitutes a major work in the reproduction of master drawings in the form of a catalog raisonne; please note that Vol. III is lacking, since it was published individually at a later date; shelved above mythology; due to size of the item, please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont. First edition; Richard Earlom (engraver). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Autograph Manuscript Order, Signed "James Church" and "O[liver] Ellsworth" to John Lawrence, for payment to the widow of Col. William Douglas for "Extraordinary Trouble in obtaining Pay for his Regt."

      Hartford [CT], 1777. 1 p., pen and ink on paper, dockteted on the verso and signed by "E[benezer] Plummer" and "Jonah Clark". 8 x 6.75 inches. Old folds, else very fine. 1 p., pen and ink on paper, dockteted on the verso and signed by "E[benezer] Plummer" and "Jonah Clark". 8 x 6.75 inches. SMALL COMPENSATION FOR A LIFE AND FORTUNE LOST. An important testament offering proof of the sacrifice and hardship of a memorialized Connecticut hero signed by one of it's favorite sons, reading: "Sir pay to Hannah Douglas Executrise (sic) to the Estate of Col. William Douglas deceased the sum of Nine pounds Fifteen Shillings & onepenny (sic) money being for Extraordinary Trouble in obtaining pay for his Regt. from Headquarters Hartford June 28th 1777" William Douglas was born in Plainfield Connecticut on January 27, 1742, to John Douglas and Olive Spaulding. He married Hannah Mansfield in 1767, and they had four children. Douglas was a veteran of the French and Indian War and a prosperous mariner and merchant who had acquired substantial wealth trading in the West indies. He reentered military service at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, taking part in the expedition that took Fort Ticonderoga, as well as commanding a flotilla on Lake Champlain, and leading a successful raid on St. John. In 1776, he was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly, but declined in order to accept a commission as Colonel of the Connecticut State Regiment. The regiment joined Washington and the Continental Army in New York, where it was routed at Kip's Bay but redeemed itself the next day at the Battle of Harlem Heights, where Douglas reportedly had his horse shot out from under him and his uniform riddled with bullets. At the close of the 1776 campaign, Douglas, had become ill to the point where he permanently lost the full use of his voice and returned to his home in Northford (now North Branford) CT. Having spent his personal funds to make up for shortcomings in pay and supplies for his regiment, Douglas saw his finances deteriorate along with his health over the next few months. He died on May 28, 1777. Much of the fortune he acquired in the West indies, as well as his property were gone or sold for worthless Continental script. In 1787, his widow, Hannah, petitioned the government to receive compensation for Douglas's service and was granted the sum of three thousand one hundred & fifty dollars by Secretary of War, Henry Knox. Oliver Ellsworth was born on April 29, 1745, in Windsor, CT, to Capt. David and Jemima Ellsworth. He attended Yale and the College of New Jersey (Princeton) receiving an A.B. degree in theology but soon afterward turned to the law. In 1777, he became Connecticut's state attorney for Hartford and was later chosen as one of Connecticut's representatives to the Continental Congress. He was also active in Connecticut's war efforts and at the time this order was written was part of the five-member committee known as the Committee of the Pay Table, who supervised Connecticut's war expenditures. In 1787, Ellsworth represented Connecticut at the Constitutional Convention and served on the Committee of Five that prepared the first draft of the Constitution. He was one of Connecticut's first two senators in the new federal government and was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1796. He died in his hometown of Windsor on November 26, 1807.

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         DELLA INSUSSISTENZA DEL CONTAGIO TISICO. Dissertazione di.

      Pazzoni,, Mantova, 1777 - in-8, pp. (8), 142, (2), bella leg. cart. rust. coevo con tit. mss al d. Incis. in rame al front. Dedicat. a Maria Teresa [Cibo Malaspina] Duchessa di Massa e Carrara. Prima e unica edizione. Rara opera scientifica del medico originario di Sermide nel mantovano (1727-1794), formatosi a Bologna e Ferrara, ma poi attivo a Mantova come viceprimario prima e primario poi dell'ospedale cittadino. Fu il primo medico a Mantova ad applicare l'inoculazione del vaiolo, e nei suoi scritti trattò anche di altre materie oltre alla medicina, ad esempio operette letterarie (fu anche Arcade con il nome di Acasto Acarnanio), e sulla salubrità delle risaie, oltre alle biografie di Antonio Bresavola e Marcello Donati. In questo trattato fu molto audace poichè sosteneva il carattere non contagioso della tisi polmonare. Ex libris. Censito in sole 6 biblioteche italiane. Ottimo esempl. [203]

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         Nuova ed esatta Carta della America

      Livorno 1777 - Carta geografica tratta dal raro "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche." edito a Livorno. Incisione in rame finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. From "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche ". Engraved by Andrea Scacciati. Copperplate with later hand colour, in good condition. Dimensioni 285 355mm

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         Regali Dispacci Nelle quali si contengono le Sovrane Determinazioni

      A Spese di Giuseppe-Maria Severino-Boezio, NAPOLI 1777 - ITALIANO Parte terza dei tomi I-II, legatura a tutta pergamena con intestatura in duplice tassello bicolore al dorso, coperta con diffusi segni del tempo quali macchie scure e strappi alla superficie, legatura ben salda, taglio imbrunito, pagine annerite con fioriture sparse, frontespizio completo di riferimenti, al verso citazione di Plinio, all'incipit grande testatina stilizzata in cornice decorata ad elemento geometrico, corpo tipografico eteorgeneo, formato in quarto, testo su due colonne, opera suddivisa per titoli, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami, DA SEGNALARE che il tomo II risulta incompleto di pagine

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         Antique Print-BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG-Ferraris-Dupuis-1777

      - Antique print, titled: 'Carte generale qui comprend la situation des principaux objets qui ont servi de fondem.t a la description geom.que Des Provinces Autrichiennes dans les Pays Bas [.]' - (General map that includes the situation of the main objects that have served to the founding and geographical description of the Austrian Provinces of The Netherlands .). Overview map of the southern Netherlands, present day Belgium and Luxembourg Engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. Description: This map is part of the large 25-sheet wallmap 'Carte chorographique des Pays-Bas autrichiens. Dediee a leurs majestes imperiales et royales.' The other sheets are delinieated on this map numbered I through XXIV.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Louis Andre Dupuis' after 'Joseph Jean Francois de Ferraris'. L.A. Dupuis (active 1770-1810) was an engraver. We have not been able to find more about this person. Count Joseph-Jean-Francois de Ferraris (1726-1814) was a French Lieutenant-General (born in Luneville) and director of the Surveying School of the 'corps d'artillerie des Pays-Bas.', in the Austrian army. Condition: Good, given age. Condition good given age. Original middle fold as issued. A few small tears in paper edges, backed. Some light waterstaining / soiling. Some creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Overasselt The overall size is ca. 37.8 x 25 inch. The image size is ca. 35.9 x 22.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 96 x 63.5 cm. The image size is ca. 91.3 x 58 cm.

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         Opere di Monsignor Jacopo-Benigno Bossuet

      Nella Stamperia de' Fratelli Paci A spese di Andrea Migliaccio, NAPOLI 1777 - ITALIANO Tomo II, edizione napoletana arricchita da postilla dell'autore, legatura a tutta pergamena con titolo in tassello al dorso, coperta opacizzata che presenta aloni scuri, piccoli strappi al piede e alla costa, taglio annerito, rimbocco lievemente allentato, fioriture diffuse tra le pagine, al frontespizio notizie complete a corpo eterogeneo con piccolo fregio stilizzato, all'incipit avviso al lettore con bel capolettera su sfondo paesaggistico in cornice geometrica, volume in octavo, fascicoli segnati, testo su colonna con note a margine, aloni ben visibili ai margini delle pp.487-515

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         Vie privée et criminelle d'Antoine-François Desrues contenant les particularités de sa jeunesse, ses mauvaises inclinations, son insigne hypocrisie; & le détail des manoeuvres abominables & des crimes atroces commis, de dessein prémédité, par ce scélérat, envers la Dame de Lamotte & son fils.

      à Avignon, et se trouve à Paris, chez Cailleau, 1777, in 12, de 130pp., portrait gravé en front., demi-veau bleu XIXe, coiffes et charnières frottées, petite restauration à deux ff. sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale. L'épicier Desrues s'était enrichi d'escroqueries et empoisonna la femme et le fils de son créancier. Il fut roué vif en 1777 en place de Grève, son corps fut brûlé et les cendres dispersées. La littérature populaire en fit le prototype de l'assassin fourbe et méchant, ceci d'autant plus qu'il aurait été hermaphrodite. L'affaire causa un grand trouble dans la population, car le petit peuple voyait en lui un simple martyr, ce qui conduisit les autorités à faire diffuser des textes et images pour convaincre le public de sa culpabilité. Cailleau semble avoir été l'homme de cette propagande. ¶ Barbier IV.973.

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         De Marcione Paullinarum ! epistolarum emendatore. Pro examine theologico disputaturus. Praeside Gottlob Christiano Storr. EA. Und weitere 5 Dissertationen in 1 Band.

      Titel, 38 S., 1 Bl.. 8. Pappbd d. Z. mit hs. Rückenschild. Etwas berieben, bestoßen und fleckig gering stockfleckig hs. Glossen auf Vorsatz. Vorgebunden 1) Friedrich Wilhelm Kohler: Qua doctrina de Spiritus Sancti in mentibus nostris efficientia momento suo ponderatur. Tübingen 1777. 26 S. (Einriß im letzten Blatt alt und mit Textverlust hinterlegt). 2) Ernst Christophorus Zilling/Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Breyer/Wilhelm Friedrich Eberhard Platt/Friederich Caspar Oesterle/Wilhelm Friedrich Elsässer/ Johannes Fiedrich Kraus/Christian Philipp Grüzmann/Christopherus Ludwig Rau: Dissertationis exegeticae in librorum N. T. historicorum aliquot locos. Pars tertia. Tübingen1794. 96 S.. 3) Karl Friedrich Adolph Steinkopf/Christophorus Friedrich Hochstetter/Karl Godofr. August Friedrich Kurz: Dissertatio exegetica in Apocalyseos quaedam loca. Tübingen 1795. 44 S. (unleserliche Glosse an Titelei). 4) Karl Friedrich Hauber/Jeremias Friedrich Reuss/Christian Theophil Friedrich Maier/Johannes Karl August Georgii/Christoph Friedrich Kraus/Karl Friedrich Rau/Albert Matthias Wilhelm Werner: Dissertatio altera in Apocalypseos quaedam loca. Tübingen 1796. 52 S. (Tintenfleck an Titelei). Nachgebunden: Friedrich Jakob Beck: De compendiis theol. dogm. in ecclesia Würtembergica publice olim receptis. Tübingen 1795. 31 S.. (letztes Bl. mit alt hinterlegter Randläsur). Alle Dissertationen unter dem Vorsitz des evangelischen Tübinger Theologen G. Chr. Storr (1746-1805). Bei der Arbeit des zwanzigjährigen Schelling handelt es sich um eine seiner frühesten selbständigen Veröffentlichungen. Ziegenfuß II, 437 nicht bei Goedeke Hirschberg (Taschengoedeke 1970, S. 439).

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         Expedición de los Catalanes y Aragoneses contra Turcos y Griegos, Dirigida a D. Juan de Moncada.

      - M-Imp.Antonio de Sancha, 1777. 8º. XVI- 383p. Enc. Plena pasta española época con hierros dorados en el lomo y cortes pintados. (10929-L4). HISTORIA ESPAÑA.

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         Rare Antique Master Print-BENJAMIN FRANKLIN-AMERICA-Cochin-Anonymous-1777

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Beniamen Fraencklin.' - Rare antique master print. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Mezzotint engraving on laid paper. Made by 'Anonymous' after 'Charles Nicolas Cochin'. Charles-Nicolas II Cochin (1715-1790) was a French designer, engraver, writer and art critic. Condition: Very good, given age. Ample margins, very good impression. Paper edges with some slight paper loss not effecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 7.1 inch. The image size is ca. 8.7 x 6.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 24.9 x 18 cm. The image size is ca. 22 x 15.7 cm.

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         Europe, composée par G. d Isle et corrigée selon le plus nouvelle observations

      Artist: Elwe Jan Barend ( - 1777) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1792 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 50 x 58,5; - description: Map shows total Europe with Island; -vita of the artist: Jan Barend Elwe ( 177 - 1815), was a Dutch publisher and book seller who reissued maps by De L Isle and Ottens and some other cartographers in the late 18th century. His famous map "Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties" was derived mainly from Sanson?s and Jaillot?s maps of 1656 and 1676. At this time, California was no longer shown as an island, but as a peninsular, and the Great Lakes to the north are enclosed, which was another feature often shown incorrectly on earlier maps of America. This map has been published in 1792 in an Atlas which included 37 other maps of different countries.

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         Gesundbrunnen der Oesterreichischen Monarchie.

      Wien, (Gerold), 1777 - 2 Bll., 306 S., 4 Bll. (Register). Kupfertitel und Kupfer-Frontisp. Erste Ausgabe des ersten österreichischen Bäderbuchs. - Wurzbach III, 26. NDB III, 400: "Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz (1722 - 1797) veröffentlichte eine zu seiner Zeit sehr geschätzte Heilmittellehre, beschäftigte sich mit den Wirkungen der verschiedenen Heilquellen, befaßte sich mit chemischen und botanischen Fragen, ohne daß jedoch diese Arbeiten die Bedeutung seiner geburtshilflichen erreichten". - "Insbesonders hat sich Crantz dadurch berühmt gemacht, daß er der erste die Heilquellen der Monarchie beschrieb, welches Werk noch häufig benützt und citirt ." (Wurzbach). - Das Werk beschreibt über 600 Heilquellen auf dem Gebiet der österreichischen Monarchie (unter Maria Theresia) und gilt aufgrund der teils vom Autor selbst durchgeführten Analysen und Versuche als eines der ersten Werke der modernen Balneologie. - Kupfertitel mit gestempeltem Monogramm, leicht gebräunt und fleckig.Vorsatz mit längerem zeitgenössischem hs. Text. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Kl.-4°. Ldr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild sowie Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung (bestoßen, etw. berieben und fleckig, Rücken mit kl Wurmgängen und unsachgemäß überklebtem oberem Kapitell). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         BICKERSTAFF'S NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1778.

      Norwich: Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail, by J. Trumbull, [1777]. - [24]pp. Self wrappers, stitched. Minor staining and foxing, a few leaves with contemporary marginalia. Very good. A rare Revolutionary-period almanac from Connecticut, attributed by both Evans and Bates in his CHECK LIST OF CONNECTICUT ALMANACS, 1709-1850. The contemporary marginalia reveals the usefulness of the almanac, with several notations from a colonial American noting good times to perform certain functions according to the calendar, namely "a good time to cut coalts" on June 13. Only seven copies reported from five institutions in ESTC. EVANS 15706. TRUMBULL 254. DRAKE 312.

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         Tractaat van vreede en commercie, geslooten tusschen sijne Majesteit den Keiser van Marocco en de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden. Gesloten in den jaare 1752.

      The Hague, Jacobus Scheltus, 1777. - 4to. 26 pp. With woodcut device on title page and one initial. Red modern cloth with giltstamped spine title. Renewal of the bilateral Treaty of Peace and Commerce of 1752 between the Netherlands and Morocco, then ruled by Sultan Abdallah IV (Moulay Abdallah ibn Moulay Ismail ibn Moulay Chérif ibn Moulay Ali of the Alaouite dynasty, styled "Keiser van de Ryken der Maroccen, Fez, Mequinez, Suz en Algarven" in Dutch). The renewal was signed at Salé, 29 June 1777, when the open-minded Mohammed ibn Abdallah was Sultan. In December same year, the Sultanate of Morocco became the first nation whose head of state publicly recognized the United States as an independent nation. - Since the late 16th century the Netherlands had been attempting to establish friendly relations with Islamic countries, such as the Ottoman Empire and Morocco, due to their common enmity with catholic Spain. The first "Treaty of Friendship and Free Commerce" between the two countries had been signed as early as 1610, offering "free access and friendly reception for their respective subjects with any need for safeguard or safe-conduct, no matter how they come to the others' territory". - Slight browning, but well-preserved. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire de la République romaine, dans le cours du VIIe siècle; par Salluste: en partie traduite du latin sur l'original; en partie retablie & composee sur les fragmens qui sont restes de ses livres perdus, remis en ordre dans leur place veritable ou le plus vraisemblable. Tome Premier - Troisieme! (Crispus Romana primus in Historia. Martial. XIV. 91).

      L.N. Frantin, Dijon 1777 - in-4° (286x212 mm); leg. d'epoca in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorsi a 5 nervi con titolo su doppi tasselli e fregi in oro negli scomparti, piatti inquadrati da filetti dorati, sguardie in carta marmorizzata, tagli marmorizzati; 3 vol.; pp. [4]-lxxxii-646, [4]-xiii-676, [4]-iv-500-[4]-42-34; frontespizi in caratteri rossi e neri; 25 tavole incise in rame f.t. (un ritratto inciso dal Saint-Aubin del De Brosses in antiporta al I vol. su disegno del Cochin, 9 tav. di monete, 9 ritratti da busti antichi, 2 carte geogr. ripiegate (una riproducente la Numidia), riproduzione di un bassorilievo, un piano di battaglia più volte ripiegato (ordine delle marce e delle battaglie di Metello contro Jugurtha) e 2 tavole genealogiche (una dei Re di Numidia ed una di Cecilio Metello), grandi testate figurate all'inizio dei capitoli, marca editoriale ai frontespizi. Edizione originale di questo studio critico delle opere di Sallustio, con la pregevole traduzione del De Brosses. Bell'esemplare, completo dei "fragmenta" in fine al III volume (talvolta mancanti). Gaio Sallustio Crispo, o più semplicemente Sallustio (in latino: Gaius Sallustius Crispus)(86 a.C.–34 a.C.), è stato uno storico e politico romano, senatore della repubblica romana. Charles De Brosses (1709-1777), erudito francese, letterato e primo presidente del Parlamento di Dijon. Prov.: Etichette incollate ai contropiatti anteriori: ex libris con stemma, a nome del Comte Karl de Mercy-Argenteau (François Joseph Charles Marie de Mercy-Argenteau d'Ochain, 1780-1869, appartenente ad una nobile famiglia belga; titoli: comte d'Argenteau e d'Ochain, prince de Montglion, comte de Dongelberg). Rif.: IT\ICCU\CFIE\011703-011704-011705-011706. OCLC, 4648165. Brunet V, 90: "ouvrage assez estimé". Graesse, VI, 247. Barbier II-709. Cond.: Esemplare marginoso con carte croccanti; cerniera anteriore del primo vol. debole, perdita del capitello superiore e distacco di quello inferiore al I vol., qualche leggera spellatura; opera completa in buone condizioni generali. -- ORIGINAL EDITION OF A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE CLASSICAL WORKS OF SALLUSTIUS ON THE ROMAN REPUBLIQUE. Copy with wide margins and crispy paper; front hinge of the first vol. a bit loose; loss of upper head-band and detachment of the lower at the first vol.; binding slightly worn; in good condition. -- 3 vol. (petits manques de papier sans perte de texte en tête de qqs pp., qqs piqûres ou rousseurs). Rel. de l'époque : plein veau marbré, plats cernés de roul. Dorées, roul. Dorée sur les coupes, dos fleuronnés dorés à nerfs, étiq. De cuir vert, tr. Marbrées (coins émoussés, 3 coiffes manquantes, 1 coiffe partiellement déchirée, mors fendillés). Edition originale de cette étude critique des oeuvres de Salluste, revues sur les meilleurs manuscrits et complétées par Charles de Brosses des moindres fragments de ses livres perdus. Illustré d'un portrait en frontispice de Brosses, érudit, littérateur et premier président du Parlement de Dijon (Dijon 1709-1777 Paris), gravé par Saint-Aubin d'après Cochin, une carte dépliante de la Numidie, 2 tableaux généalogiques (rois de Numidie et Metellus), 2 plans de batailles dont la carte dépliante de l'ordre de marche et de bataille de Metellus contre Jugurtha, qqs portraits en buste (dont Pompée, Sylla, Mithridate, Cicéron) et diverses planches de médailles. Belle impression à grandes marges. 6485g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Diarío de Navegación que con el Favor de Dios y Nuestra Sra. De los Dolores espera Executar Francisco Cassani Piloto avordo de la Saetia Nombrada el Santo Cristo del Calvario. Su patron Thomas Taxonera comensado en Cadiz el dia 13 de noviembre

      Cadiz, 1776 - Salvamento, 1777. - MANUSCRIT in-4. 115ff. Plein vélin, traces de liens, coutures au dos (reliure de l'époque, plats salis). Précieux livre de bord d'un navire espagnol, le Santo Cristo del Calvario, lors d'une importante expédition militaire envoyée en Amérique du Sud par Carlos III et qui s'inscrit dans les efforts menés à cette époque par la couronne espagnole pour assurer sa domination sur le Nouveau Continent. La première partie du journal commence le 13 novembre 1776 et s'achève le 20 février 1777 à l'arrivée du bateau au port de l'île Santa Catalina (Paraguay) tenue par les Portugais. La deuxième partie du journal commence, après la prise de l'île par les Espagnols, lorsque le navire se rend le 28 mars 1777 au Rio Grande (Brésil), où il arrive le 29 avril. Enfin, la troisième partie du journal concerne la traversée de retour à Cadiz du 8 juillet au 7 octobre 1777. Le bateau dont il est question ici était un navire de guerre qui avait déjà participé à d'autres campagnes transatlantiques. Le manuscrit tenu jour après jour contient de nombreux renseignements techniques sur le déroulement de la traversée avec des détails sur les conditions météorologiques. Chaque résumé de la journée est accompagné d'un tableau et d'un schéma récapitulatifs. Légère trace de mouillure dans la marge inférieure. J. Siles Salinas, Historia de la Independencia de Bolivia, 2009, p. 14-15. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Geschichte der alten Sternkunde oder die Erläuterungen der astronomischen Geschichte des Altertums.

      Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, 1777. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 8 Blatt, 334 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 399 Seiten, 2 Blatt, 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Schlichter Karton der Zeit 23 x 13 cm, etwas berieben und bestoßen, gutes Exemplar Übersetzt von Christian Ernst Wünsch (Verf. von "Horus oder astrognostisches Endurtheil über die Offenbarung Johannis"), der hier auch einen Vorbericht beigibt (9 S.). - Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793), franz. Astronom u. erster Bürgermeister von Paris, wurde während der Franz. Revolution auf der Guillotine hingerichtet. Bailly wurde bekannt durch die Berechnung der Umlaufbahn des Halleyschen Kometen. Sein vorl. Hauptwerk erschien 1775-87 in 5 Bänden, wurde aber nicht komplett ins Deutsche übersetzt. Er vertritt hier die Theorie, dass die Wissenschaft die meisten Entdeckungen einem in einer Sintflut unterge-gangenen Volk verdanke, was u.a. einen Streit mit Voltaire auslöste. "Beym Einbruche der großen Fluth flüchteten auch einige Menschen auf die hohen Gebirge Asiens [.] die darunter befindlichen Gelehrten, deren Wissenschaft also bloß in Traditionen bestand, wurden zu Regenten gedachter neuen Colonien ernannt und, wegen ihrer Wissenschaft, von den übrigen unwissenden Menschen vergöttert." (Wünsch) - Inhalt: Von den Erfindern der Sternkunde u. von dem Alter desselben; Von den ältesten astronomischen Entdeckungen; Ueber die Sternkunde vor der Sündfluth; Von der Sternkunde kurz nach der Sündfluth u. von den astronomischen Kenntnissen der Indianer u. Chineser; Ueber die Sternkunde bey den alten Persiern u. Chaldäern; bey den Aegyptiern; bey den alten Griechen u. von den Philosophen der jonischen Sekte; bey den Pythagoräern, Stoikern u. einigen andern Philosophen; bey den Akademikern; Ueber den Ursprung der Sterndeuterey. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Lo Spirito delle leggi . con le note dell'abate Antonio Genovesi.Napoli, al colophon del primo volume: presso Domenico Terres, 1777.

      Napoli, al colophon del primo volume: presso Domenico Terres 1777 - Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (40) cx, 377 (1); xxxvi, 431 (1); xxxii, 415 (1); viii, 462 + 1 c.b. Con due tavole f.t. raffiguranti i ritratti di Montesquieu e Genovesi, bellissime vignette ai quattro frontespizi; il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Bella legatura coeva in piena perg. rigida; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli in oro su doppi scomparto; eleganti fregi impressi a secco ai piatti e tagli spruzzzati. Naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta napoletana del tempo, lieve alone marginale nel quarto volume, segno di tarlo al margine basso (bianco) di alcune cc. del primo volume. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. Importante prima traduzione italiana, impreziosita dalle illuminate annotazioni del Genovesi, di questo capolavoro della tradizione giuspolitica francese. Nel quarto volume, oltre alla prima traduzione italiana della Difesa dello Spirito delle leggi, troviamo un copioso e utilissimo indice delle materie trattate. Non comune e sempre ricercato. Questa tiratura, decisamente la più rara a trovarsi, si distingue dalle altre per numero delle pagine e colophon in fine del primo volume. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II,2, p. 855; Cat. Einaudi, 3997. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sarratoga

      F. Godefroy, Vienna 1777 - Uncolored engraving. Image measures 5 x 6 3/4". Framed 15 3/4 x 16" This informative engraving by Fauvel depicts the surrender of General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga on 17th October 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. The image shows the British army on the left and the American army on the right with General Burgoyne surrendering his sword to Major General Horatio Gates. The Battle of Saratoga is considered a turning point in the American Revolutionary War that won the Americans foreign assistance from France. Following Burgoyne's surrendering the sword, which was returned, the British army surrendered their arms while the American army played "Yankee Doodle", which is depicted here in the view. The view is in good condition with minor foxing. Nicely framed.

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         An Essay on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff

      London: for T. Davies,, 1777. Octavo (213 x 132 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red morocco label, gilt rules either side of raised bands, red sprinkled edges. With the half-title. Early ownership inscription of W. Radcliffe on front pastedown, under remains of bookplate. Headcap worn, joints cracked at head and tail but holding firm, a couple of creased corners, contents clean, a very good copy. First edition. Morgann "took issue with Dr Johnson as to whether the knight was a fat, drunken coward or a figure worthy of admiration. In a close analysis of Shakespeare's technique as a dramatist, Morgann argued that Shakespeare's intent was to gain sympathy from the audience for Falstaff at the expense of the virtuous young king and, in doing so, reverse or question accepted moral values. Consequently, in Morgann's essay, Falstaff becomes something of a witty, good-natured Don Quixote figure who displays true courage" (ODNB). Johnson's response was scornful – "Why, Sir, we shall have the man come forth again; and as he has proved Falstaff to be no coward, he may prove Iago to be a very good character" – but Morgann's essay greatly influenced literary criticism of 1 Henry IV well into the 20th century, particularly the literary approaches of Edward Dowden and A. C. Bradley.

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         Les loix civiles dans leur ordre naturel; le droit public, et Legum delectus. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, et augmentée des troisième et quatrième livres du droit public, par M. De Hericourt, avocat au parlement. Des notes de feu M. De Boucheret, ancien avocat au parlement, sur le Legum delectus. De celles de MM. Berroyer et Chevalier, anciens avocats au parlement.A Paris, chez Durand, 1777.

      A Paris, chez Durand 1777 - Tre parti in un volume di cm. 41, pp. xxviii, 436; xx, 216; (8) 168; 30 (2). Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a 6 grossi nervi con ricchi fregi agli scomparti e titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli rossi. Piccole mende alla legatura (mancanze alle cuffie e ad alcuni punti delle estremità dei piatti) e spellature superficiali; sporadiche macchiette e qualche fioritura sparsa, peraltro nel complesso buon esemplare. Jean Domat (1625-1696) è reputato da buona parte della storiografia il più grande civilista francese del Settecento. Domat ebbe il merito di elaborare un riassetto del diritto nazionale utilizzando l'exemplum del diritto romano classico, non attraverso il metodo filologico adottato nel Cinquecento, bensì attraverso una ricerca caratterizzata da uno spirito di rigorosa sistemazione. Cfr. Kvk; non in Sapori. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         From t[?Mr. Player?] TO Cha. Rouch for work performed at the late Mr. Windle's at Cleen Mill. . . 1777]

      1777 - Folded leaf 375 x 305 mm. Bill and receipt for renovations.

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         Le Nazaréen, ou le christianisme des Juifs, des Gentils et des Mahométans

      Toland, Jean (1670-1722). Londres, 1777. Le Nazaréen, ou le christianisme des Juifs, des Gentils et des Mahométans. In-8°, piena pelle coeva, dorso decorato in oro. XLVII, (1), 261, (11) pp. Ottimo esemplare della rara edizione originale della traduzione francese ad opera del Barone d' Holbach. Scheda da completare. Casa Nonn.

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        Beschreibung des Reichs der Liebe, mit beigefügter Landcharte. Ein Zweyter Versuch im Satz und Druck geographischer Charten, durch die Buchdruckerkunst, von J.G.I.B.

      Folding printed map. 8 pp. Large 4to, attractive antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1777. First edition of this quite fascinating cartographical work, which includes a specimen of the author's second experiment in map printing. Earlier in the same year, Breitkopf (1719-94), the eminent printer, type-founder, and bookseller, published another slight work entitled Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten which described his invention for printing maps with movable type. "He claimed to have been the inventor of map printing by the use of types, or what is known as 'typometry.' William Haas, a type-founder of Basle, appears to have previously published a method somewhat similar, but Breitkopf had been experimenting on the matter for some twelve years previously, and it was only his dissatisfaction with the result obtained that induced him to keep his achievements to himself."-Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81. This is his second attempt for which he has printed a charming double-page map of the "Das Reich der Liebe" or "Land of Love," entirely from printing types and ornaments. The towns and regions all have delightful names referring to desire, youth, and pleasure. We learn from the text this was written, drawn, composed, and printed within three days, on the occasion of a wedding. A fine copy, without the usual foxing, of a most interesting work. I believe the map is occasionally hand-colored. ❧ Bagrow, History of Cartography, p. 219-(with the map illustrated).

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