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         Entree au Port de l'Havane. Gravee d'apres le Tableau de Vernet.

      1780 - Paris, c. 1780. 180 x 230mm, wide generous margins. View of Havana Harbour, engraved by Heyden from a painting by Joseph Vernet.

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         Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. To Which are added the Conquest of Siberia,

      1780 - and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China. A Comparative View of the Russian Discoveries with those made by Captain Cook and Clerke; and a Sketch of What remains to be ascertained by Future Navigators. 1st edition. Armorial bookplate of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland on front pastedown endpaper. 4 charts and maps (2 folding, two extending) and one large folding plate. 4to. xxii,344pp plus xiiipp index and 2pp.ads. Contemporary calf, worn and marked, recently professionally rebacked. Interior clean and crisp. T. Cadell. London, Samuel Enderby was one of the most important figures in the history of Pacific whaling. Following the Boston Tea Party, when the cargoes of tea carried in Enderby's ships were lost, his company moved into the Southern Fishery for sperm whales. Along with Alexander Champion and John St Barbe he fought for ?an unlimited right of fishing in all seas?, which they had attained by 1801, when all but the China Seas were open to the whalers. It was in one of his whaling ships (the Tula) that Biscoe discovered ?Enderby Land? in the Antarctic. Sabin, 17309; Hill, p71; Streeter VI, 3481; cf.Lada-Mocarski, 29. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Annales politiques civiles et litteraires du dix-huitieme siecle. En 9 volumes.

      A Lausanne, Chez la Société Typographique, M. DCC. LXXVIII, 1778 - 1780, - in-8vo, ca. 500 p. par volume, reliure en plein veau, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge au dos, tranches vertes (charnière T. 1 début de fente, sinon bel ensemble. Periodique rarement complet. Ldrbde. d. Zt. (Kap. tls. läd.). Linguet (1736-1794), frz. Rechtsgelehrter u. Schriftsteller erwarb sich durch zahlr. jurist. u. hist. Schriften einen Namen, wegen scharfer Formulierungen wurden seine Werke aber v. d. Regierung verboten. Er begab sich zu Voltaire in die Schweiz u. begann in seinem Aufsehen erregenden Werk "Annales politiques civiles et littéraires". In Frankreich wurde er verhaftet und hingerichtet. - Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         LA PYROTECHNIE PRATIQUE, ou Dialogues entre un Amateur des feux d'Artifice, pour le Spectacle, & un Jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.

      Paris, L. Cellot, & Jombert fils jeune, 1780.. FIRST EDITION 1780. French text, 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 1 folding table, 6 of 7 folding plates, (PLATE IV IS MISSING), pages: xxxviii, (2), 340 including explanation of the plates, bound in full antique calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red. Hinges cracked at tail, maximum 60 mm (2½ inches), lower hinge just starting to crack at head, covers holding firmly, tiny chip to leather on lower hinge, just showing on spine, some slight surface cracks to spine, very slight chipping to head and tail, covers show surface pitting, corners just slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked, small early cutting about the publisher pasted to second endpaper, intermittent damp stains to lower corners and upper third of the page on title page and first 69 pages, Plate V has some large pale damp stains, the rest of the contents are clean, small closed tear and tiny chip to lower corner of title page. Binding tight and firm. A good copy (lacking 1 plate as noted). This book covers a very wide range of recreational fireworks and how to make and use them. Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 66, No. G120.1. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         A Tour in Ireland with General Observations on the Present State of That Kingdom: made in the Years 1776, 1777 and 1778: and Brought down to the End of 1779.

      London. Printed for T. Cadell. 1780.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to, 28.2cm, the First Edition, ,xi,[7],(subscriber's),384,168,[4]p., appendix, index, with 2 copper engraved plates, in contemporary full mottled polished calf, gilt ruled raised bands, crushed green morocco label, gilt titles, some amount of worming on the final few leaves, some wear on the board edges and some random mottled wear on the boards still a near fine antique copy. (cgc) Young, Arthur (1741 1820), agricultural reformer and writer. By 1776 Young felt he needed a new field of interest and he decided on a visit to Ireland, a project he had been thinking of for some time. Armed with letters of introduction, he travelled widely, returning home in October of that year 'without a shilling' (Autobiography, 81 2). However, by the following summer he was able to return in the capacity of resident agent to Lord Kings-borough, with responsibility for supervising a huge estate at Michelstown to the north of Cork. He now gave up Bradmore Farm, but his new career proved to be short lived. He was at Michelstown for only a year, although in that time he set ambitious improvements to the estate. The cause of his leaving the post so quickly is obscure, but he returned to Bradfield on 1 January 1779 to work on his A Tour in Ireland with an annuity of 72 a year in lieu of his arrears of salary. The book appeared in 1780, was well received at the time, and has since become a valuable source as one of the few accounts of conditions in Ireland at this time. Among other subjects Young had much to say on commercial policy and the activities of the Dublin Society; and in addition Young attacked the practice of subletting land to middlemen and made some interesting observations on the living conditions of the poor. - DNB .

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         Print] Vue du Gros Temple dans la Ville de Mexico

      Academie Imperial d'Empire des Arts libereaux None (circa 1780), Augsburg - Print measuring 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 42 cm). Vew of the Great Temple in the City of Mexico. Charming, but totally fabricated view of what the great teocalli of the Aztecs would have looked like at the time of Cortez' arrival. Surrounding houses, gardens, trees, pedestrians, a horse even, a lake in the background -- all betray the engraver's German experience, and total lack of any knowledge of the subject of his engraving. However, it is quite rare, no copy having appeared at auction or recorded on OCLC. Hand-colored (appears to be contemporaneous with the print), with the title in reverse, which gives it away as a vue d'optique, i.e. an image meant to be viewed in a special optical device which would render a kind of three-dimensional effect. The legend at the bottom reads, in French and German: "Vue de gros temple dan la ville de Mexico, le quel est voue a l'Idole Vizlibuzli, il est batit a la facon des Pyramides Egyptiennes, et au dehors l'escalier depuis le bas jusqu'en haut de 130 degres, chacune de 8 Pouces, et taille superbement d'une excellente Pierre, et en haut il y a deux Autelles, ou les pretres font leurs offrandes." Fine condition, matted.

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         Tableaux topographiques, pittoresques, physiques, historiques, moraux, politiques, littéraires, de la Suisse (vol. I); (and:) Tableaux de la Suisse ou voyage pittoresque fait dans les treize cantons et états alliés du Corps hélvetique; (followed by) Table analytique et raisonnée des Tableaux de la Suisse . par (F.A.) Quétant (vol. II); Tableaux de la Suisse, ou Voyage pittoresque fait dans les treize cantons et états alliés du Corps Helvétique (vol. 3: plates).

      Paris, Clousier, Lamy 1780 - With frontispiece after Moreau le jeune engr. by Née, engr. title with view by Née, and 430 copper engravings numbered 1-278. Large folio. 19th century red morocco, spines with gilt lettering, gilt borders on covers, gilt inner dentelles, t.e.g., signed Koehler on spine of vol. I (somewhat rubbed, a few spots). Exlibris Christopher Tynor, Stoke Rochford Library, Lincolnshire. Paris, Clousier, Lamy, 1780-88. First edition. A nice copy of this precious and classic work on Switzerland, with fine views drawn by Bertaux, Besson, Brandoin, Châtelet, S.H. Grimm, Le Barbier, Pérignon, a.o., and engraved by Née, Niquet, Alix, de Longueil, Dequevauviller, Droyer, Borguet, Masquelier, Choffard, Aveline, a.o. Many leaves have two or more engravings, the numbering is sometimes repeated, sometimes there are several numbers on one leaf. There are 7 double-page maps (included in the numbering) by Clermont, one after Daniel Bruckner, one a view after B. A. Dunker. The plate volume has, on half-title verso, the portrait-medallions of Zurlauben and Laborde (no. 278 in the plate index). The majority of plates show picturesque views of the most famous places in Switzerland, some show historical events, portraits of eminent citizens, coins and seals, etc. Zurlauben (1720-1799) published the first volume anonymously making it seem is if it was Laborde's work. The second volume with a slightly different title bears Zurlauben's name. His monumental work offers a wealth of facts about Switzerland, and is a testimony to his vast erudition. He cites sources and writes with ease, but with a serious approach which earned him the esteem of fellow scholars at home and abroad. The work is dedicated to the count of Artois, Colonel-General of Switzerland. - Cohen/de Ricci 1075; Lewine 581; Lonchamp 3362; Haller I, 235; Wäber 38; Reynaud 573; Fürstenberg 46, 101, 110, 151; Feller/Bonjour 505f.; Brunet V, 1546; Barth 17338. GEOGRAPHY:TRAVEL ; HELVETICA: ALLGEMEIN ; GEOGRAPHIE, REISEN ; GRAPHIC ARTS:ILLUSTRATED BOOKS ; [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Autograph Letter, signed ("B Arnold"), to the Adjutant Quartermaster General, requesting fresh horses

      Headquarters, Robinson House [Garrison, N.Y.] 1780 - [1] p. pen and ink on paper. Folio. Requesting Horses For Courier Duty, Possibly to the English. A letter written by General Benedict Arnold the day after receiving word that British General Henry Clinton had agreed to his price for turning his coat. In his letter, Arnold requests fresh horses to run express courier routes - some of which surely carried treasonous information to the British. He writes: "Sir, I have sent the brave Sergeant Pike for six or eight of the best horses you have in pasture for the purpose of relieving the light horse employed here to go express. With hard service and want of forage they are worn down & unfit for use. You will please to deliver him eight of the best horses you have if we can find so many that will answer. Also, a pair of the best waggon horses you have in lieu of two which were sent to me by Col. Hay who will not draw." The letter was clearly drawn up in some haste, as there are several words stricken through where Arnold has changed his mind about phrasing or information. In June 1778, Washington placed Arnold in command of Philadelphia, where he lived and entertained extravagantly, and his private business dealings, haughty and dismissive behavior, and close association with the Shippens and other quasi-Loyalists excited the enmity and wrath of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania. On Feb. 3, 1779, a courier served him with a copy of eight formal charges filed against him by the Pennsylvania Council. Outraged, Arnold demanded a court martial to clear the allegations against him. "From this period began the plot that would end, eighteen months later, with Arnold's defection to the British side. . He used those channels to inform General Henry Clinton, commanding the British army, that he was ready to serve the Crown. He explained to Clinton that he had lost faith in the revolutionary cause when the United States allied itself with France. No evidence before May 1779 supports this claim. Clinton was cautious but interested in the chance that Arnold might betray a key point in American defenses. He left the matter in the hands of young staff officer, John André." - ANB. By July Arnold had named his minimum price - £10,000 - and on August 1 became commander of the critical American fortress at West Point. By the time this letter was written, important information was passing from Arnold to Clinton, and the plot to betray West Point was well advanced. A wonderful letter, hastily written and clearly showing Arnold's agitation as he slid deeper into infamy. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiiling, some separation starting at folds. About very good [1] p. pen and ink on paper. Folio

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         The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with preliminary observations, and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals

      Warrington: William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell... and N.Conant... London, 1780. A little appropriate wear to binding; generally in admirable original condition.. Octavo, with ten folding engraved plates including seven highly detailed architectural plans; a superb copy in original condition, edges completely uncut, in original boards, spine lettered in ink preserved in a quarter morocco case. A very fine copy of the second and best edition of John Howard's exhaustive and highly influential examination of the prisons of Britain and Europe, considerably enlarged from the first edition of 1777 and with an additional seven engraved folding plates. Howard's criticism of British gaols was contemporary with recent discoveries in the Pacific, marking IT out as one of the fundamental works in the debate that would culminate in the establishment of the penal colony at Botany Bay.Howard's study is a landmark in the history of criminology. Like his successor Jeremy Bentham, Howard took great interest in the architecture of prisons and demonstrated that an improvement of the penal environment could promote rehabilitation. The extended series of plates prepared for this edition includes seven detailed plans of existing prisons including Newgate and the Bastille.In 1773 Howard accepted the office of high sheriff of Bedford and was appalled by the conditions in the local gaol. As a result, he began an exhaustive examination of British gaols and in 1774 gave evidence to a parliamentary committee which legislated for gaolers to be paid a fixed salary to minimise their extorting money from prisoners, while all those detained without charge were immediately released. Howard continued to agitate for better food and medical care and launched a systematic inspection of British and continental gaols.The State of Prisons is a rich source of statistical data and detailed description alike. Interestingly, this second edition expands upon the condition of the Thames hulks based on a series of visits made in 1779. Howard reports that the pursers' weights were doctored for personal gain and that new rations of cloth and bedding had been issued specifically for his visits to the Justicia and her sister hulk the Censor. He reports horrific mortality rates on the hulk Justicia: between August 1776 and March 1778 a staggering 176 of the 632 prisoners had died. The appalling conditions and vice on the hulks led to their widespread condemnation and calls for transportation as a preferable state of affairs.He draws comparisons between the elimination of scurvy at sea and maintaining the health of prisoners and refers to the scholarship of Sir John Pringle and James Lind, both eminent contemporary physicians of the scurvy problem. Tragically, Howard would die in the Crimea in 1790 from the very prison fever he sought to eradicate. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

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         The Right Honourable Cadwallader Lord Blayney

      [c.1780] - Mezzotint Image 346 x 276 mm, Sheet 386 x 281 mm Retouched impression, particularly around the eyes. Inscription beneath image reads: The Right Honourable Cadwallader Lord Blayney, / Baron Blayney of Monaghan, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the said County, / Major General of His Majesty's forces, and Colonel of the 38th Regiment. / Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons. Cadwallader, 9th Baron of Blayney (1720-1775), Grand master of freemasons. Chaloner Smith 25.ii/ii, Lennox-Boyd state ii/ii, O'Donoghue 202/1 Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Condition: Trimmed to plate mark. Small tear to lower edge of sheet just into plate mark not affecting inscription. OLYMPIA2014

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         Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires,

      London: [no publisher given], 1780. Addressées Aux Anglois, Afin de s'opposer aux Invasions de l'Ennemi, dans les différentes Possessions de sa Majesté, Le Roi de la Grande Bretagne. Précédées de quelques Vues nouvelles, relatives à la Fortification; soumises au Jugement des Ingénieurs, & des Personnes qui cultivent L'Art de la Guerre. Par un Citoyen du Monde. Duodecimo (174 x 99 mm). Contemporary red straight grain morocco, green morocco label lettered in gilt, flat spine gilt to compartments, gilt roll-tooled panel to covers, gilt serration to cover edges, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gauffred edges, pink silk page marker. Four copper plates at rear, with the text on the plates in English. With the bookplates of Hugh Cecil, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, and Robert J. Hayhurst. Lacking half title. Very slight loss of morocco at head and foot of spine and the very top of the front cover joint, very minor wear to covers, very light foxing to endpapers, ink writing to verso of front free endpaper, silk page marker detached. An excellent copy. First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published.

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         A Tour in Ireland with General Observations on the Present State of That Kingdom: made in the Years 1776, 1777 and 1778: and Brought down to the End of 1779.

      London. Printed for T. Cadell. 1780.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to, 28.2cm, the First Edition, ,xi,[7],(subscriber's),384,168,[4]p., appendix, index, with 2 copper engraved plates, in contemporary full mottled polished calf, gilt ruled raised bands, crushed green morocco label, gilt titles, some amount of worming on the final few leaves, some wear on the board edges and some random mottled wear on the boards still a near fine antique copy. (cgc) Young, Arthur (1741 1820), agricultural reformer and writer. By 1776 Young felt he needed a new field of interest and he decided on a visit to Ireland, a project he had been thinking of for some time. Armed with letters of introduction, he travelled widely, returning home in October of that year 'without a shilling' (Autobiography, 81 2). However, by the following summer he was able to return in the capacity of resident agent to Lord Kings-borough, with responsibility for supervising a huge estate at Michelstown to the north of Cork. He now gave up Bradmore Farm, but his new career proved to be short lived. He was at Michelstown for only a year, although in that time he set ambitious improvements to the estate. The cause of his leaving the post so quickly is obscure, but he returned to Bradfield on 1 January 1779 to work on his A Tour in Ireland with an annuity of 72 a year in lieu of his arrears of salary. The book appeared in 1780, was well received at the time, and has since become a valuable source as one of the few accounts of conditions in Ireland at this time. Among other subjects Young had much to say on commercial policy and the activities of the Dublin Society; and in addition Young attacked the practice of subletting land to middlemen and made some interesting observations on the living conditions of the poor. - DNB .

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         Collection de fleurs (Rückentitel). Ca. 1780-1820. Sammelband mit 261 kolorierten Kupfertafeln mit Pflanzendarstellungen aus verschiedenen Werken. Plattengröße jeweils ca. 32 x 21 cm; Blattgröße jeweils 46 x 28,5 cm. Folio. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RTitel und Deckelgoldprägung (bestoßen, etw. berieben).

      1780 - Vgl. Nissen BBI 287, 288, 302 und 1959; Landwehr, VOC 611 und 616.- Enthält Tafeln mit Pflanzendarstellungen hauptsächlich aus dem afrikanischen und asiatischen Raum, u.a. aus 'Histoire universelle' (1775-80) und 'Le jardin d'Eden' (1781-83) von Pierre Joseph Buchoz, aus 'Rariorum africanarum plantarum' (1738-39) von Johannes Burmann und von Carl Peter Thunberg aus 'Flora Japonica' (1784).- Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) war einst Arzt in Nancy, veröffentlichte zahlreiche medizinische und botanische Werke, Johannes Burmann (1706-79), Professor für Botanik in Amsterdam, war Leiter des Botanischen Gartens, nach ihm benannte Carl von Linné die krautartige Pflanzengattung Burmannia. Der schwedische Naturforscher Thunberg (1743-1828) leistete Pionierarbeit auf dem Gebiet der neuzeitlichen Erforschung japanischer und südafrikanischer Pflanzengattungen, er war Schüler Linnés und gelangte über Kontakte Burmanns zur Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie (VOC) mit der er Japan und Südafrika bereisen konnte.- Vereinzelt wenige kleine (Stock-)Fleckchen, wenige Tafeln etwas fleckig im weißen Kopfsteg, 1 Tafel lose. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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         Antiquities of Great Britian, A series of Illustrations by Hearne and Byrne

      London: T. Hearne and W. Byrne, n.d. [c.1780].. ORIGINAL ENGRAVED PLATES. Oblong, 280x375mm. 81 of 85 copper plates, engraved by William Byrne and John Landseer from original illustrations by Thomas Hearne. in original publisher's green card covers with dark green cloth spine and gilt titles to black label on front cover. Yellow coated endpapers. An incomplete collection of fine copper engraved plates, with four plates missing. These missing plates may include scenes from Wallingford Bridge, Windsor and Reading. With library bookplates and laminated barcode to endpapers, as well as stamps to first and last plates. Disbound with covers in a poor state. Fair overall. A series of engravings of notable picturesque ruins, including castles and abbeys, from all around Great Britain. Most plates date from the 1770's or 1780's.

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         Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre, dressé. Pour l\'Histoire Philosophique & Politique des Etablissemens & du Commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes. Kartenband. (Genf, Pellet, 1780). 22 S. Mit 50 doppelblattgr. Kupferstichkarten von R. Bonne. Kl.-4°. Schöner Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher RVerg. u. goldgepr. RSch. sowie Deckelfileten u. Stehkantenverg. (etw. berieben u. bestoßen).

       1780 Sabin 68081; Sander 1656; Philipps 652.- Der meist fehlende Atlasband zu Guillaume-Thomas Raynals zunächst stark umstrittenen und wiederholt verbotenem Werk mit der Schilderung der Geschichte und der Verhältnisse in den Siedlungen, die die Europäer in Indien und in Mittelamerika geschaffen hatten.- Enthält 2 Weltkarten sowie 9 Karten von Europa, 10 von Asien, 7 Karten von Afrika und 22 Amerika-Karten.- Die erste Weltkarte mit wenigen kleinen Tintenfleckchen (im \'Mer du Sud\'), sonst nur vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig.- Die Karten im guten, kräftigen Abdruck. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Autograph Letter, Signed, "Peter Freneau," to John Covenhoven of Freehold, New Jersey, written during the Revolutionary War period

      Philadelphia 1780 - 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 8vo. THE OTHER FRENEAU. A letter complaining bitterly of compensation recieved for a horse. Reading in part: "I am informed that you have recd. £50 for the Horse that I lost in Mr. Budinot's service, this sum is so far from making me any satisfaction that I am determined not to take it, the Horse cost me upwards of of £20 in Specie, I think it is just that I should have more than £50 Continentals which at the present Exchange is only 16/8 a very Small Compensation for lying out of my property upwards of two years. inform Mr. Budinot that I had rather Loose the horse than take a mere Shaddow in pay for him."Born in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in 1757 Peter Freneau set out for Charleston, South Carolina 1782, and would remain a South Carolinian until his death. Politician, printer, newspaper founder and editor, land speculator, ship owner, slave trader, and Jeffersonian champion, Freneau served as South Carolina's secretary of state from 1787 to 1795. As editor of the influential, Carolina Gazette, Freneau was the "voice of Republicanism in South Carolina" and played a key role in securing the state for Jefferson in the brutally contested presidential election of 1800. In 1806, Freneau was elected to the the state House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 1808, but resigned to accept an appointment by Jefferson as commissioner of loans for South Carolina. Plagued by finical reverses, he died in Charleston, in 1813. Overshadowed in history by his older brother, Philip, "the Poet of the American Revolution," Richard B. Davis and Milledge B. Seigler wrote in the Journal of Southern History (Vol.13, no. 3, August 1947) that "Seldom has oblivion swallowed a man of powerful intellect and political stature as completely as it has Peter Freneau?"Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) was Commissary General of Prisoners from 1777-1778, a member of the New Jersey Provincial Congress, and then a delegate to the Continental Congress. He left congress in 1795 and was appointed as Director of the US Mint by George Washington.John Covenhoven (b.1734) of Freehold, N.J., was a colonel in the milita, Vice-President of the Provincial Congress and served in the general assembly from 1781 to 1782.This letter was published in the Appendix to Mary Austin's 1901 biography of Philip Freneau, with a note that it was in the possession of W. Jay Mills, author of "Historic Houses of New Jersey." Old folds with several perforations, portion of last leaf missing, with no loss to text, else Vg 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Eloisa en Dishabillé, being a New Version of That Lady's Celebrated Epistle to Abelard, Done into Familiar English Metre, by a Lounger

      R. Faulder, London 1780 - First edition. [iii]-ix, [i], [9]-26 pp., lacking half-title. 4to. Eloisa to Abelard Parody. Scarce parody of Pope's Eloisa to Abelard by the hack poet and physician John Matthews (1755-1826). "John "Matthews was a man of versatile disposition and generous tastes, which frequently left him at a financial loss. His works were published anonymously. The best-known of them is Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard, done into familiar English metre by a lounger (1780), which is a parody of Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard'. It was reprinted in 1801, and again in 1822, when the bookseller put on the title-page that it was 'ascribed to [Richard] Porson'. Matthews wrote other verse, some of it described as 'contemptible' by contemporaries, and much of it badly received" (ODNB). ESTC T93896(5 copies). Provenance: J. Ewen (manuscript note on verso of title ascribing the poem to Porson and John Tweddell on the authority of Richard Heber) Modern quarter blue morocco and marbled boards. Text toned, small dampstain to lower margin throughout. Manuscript attributions in two hands on title-page to John Matthews and Richard Ponson, with long note on verso of title by one J. Ewen ascribing the poem to Porson and John Tweddell on the authority of Richard Heber [iii]-ix, [i], [9]-26 pp., lacking half-title. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A series of adventures in the course of a voyage up the Red-sea, on the coast of Arabia and Egypt;

      1780 - and of a route through the desarts of Thebais, in the year . MDCCLXXVII. Second edition. 3 folding and engraved maps, 3 engraved plates. 8vo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, rebacked with original label. xvi, 400pp. London, J. Dodsley, Irwin relates a series of misadventures which occured on his journey back from India after his dismissal from the East India Company. After leaving embarking from Madras Irwin sailed for the Red Sea where, after a weathering a severe storm the he made the port of Moccha, which he describes. On sailing northward they encountered more bad weather and were forced into the port of Yambo, here they fell into the hands of the local Vizier who imprisoned the party and impounded their vessel. After the intervention of the Sherif of Mecca the party was forced to sail on to Suez ? an open vessel? Notwithstanding the autho'r trials and tribulations, the first 100 or so pages offer one of the best descriptions of the Arabian coast of the Red Sea at this period. ?This work is chiefly valuable for the information which his personal adventures necessarily give of the manners. of the Arabians. The author was superintendent of Madras, 1771; dismissed for protest against the deportation of Lord Pigot, he returned to India, 1780, on being reinstated.? (Cox). The first edition was printed in the same year. c.f. Cox I, 232; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.325. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Opuscules chymiques et physiques.

      Frantin 1780 - 2 volumes in-8 (196 x 118 mm) de 8 ff.n.ch., XXXI, 446 pp.ch., 1 f.n.ch., 1 tableau et 2 pl. dépl. pour le premier vol.; 2 ff. n.ch., XVI, 525 pp. ch., 1 f. n.ch. et 2 pl. dépl. pour le second vol.; basane marbrée, dos à nerfs ornés (reliure de l'époque). Duveen, 67; Ferguson I, 99 ne mentionne que le tome 1; Sinkankas, I, 577 ("not seen"). Première édition de la traduction française de Guyton de Morveau. Les 2 planches du 1er volume représentent des instruments scientifiques, et celles du tome 2 des expériences réalisées par Bergman. "Dissertation XIV on hydrophane opal, also chalcedony, flint, steatite ; gives history of the names lapis mutabilis, oculus mundi, and hydrophane; Berman’s opal specimens came from Eibenstock; experiments determined character of hydrophane and its ability to absorb water and become transparent. Disseration XV on the ‘earth of gems’, describes analysis of emerald, sapphire, topaz, hyacinth and ruby; ‘alum earth’, i.e. alumina, found in each but also ‘lime’ in the hyacinth, which probably meant it was grossular. Diamond defied analysis. Other experiments performed on garnet, schorl, zeolite. Dissertation XVI, analyses of tourmalines from Ceylon, presented to C.P. Thunberg (1743-1828), the noted botanist who collected them there; notes remarkable dichroism, variations in properties, crystal habits, etc., with major constituents of ‘argillaceous earth’, or alumina, ‘siliceous earth’ or silica, and ‘calcareous earth’, or lime, and iron” (Sinkankas, pour la traduction anglaise de 1784). Ex-libris manuscrit sur le titre "Pescay fils membre du cercle des philadelphes". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Geschichte der Stadt Königgratz. mit Kupfern

      Prag: Franz Gerzabeck 1780 - OKart., OVerlagseinband mit aufgeklebtem handgeschriebenem Rückenschildchen, 447 Seiten mit Titelkupfer, innen vier weitere Kupfer (Stadtplan, Urkunde, archäologische Funde, Kunstschätze), 13 x 21 cm, von außen stärker berieben, handschriftliches Exlibris auf der Deckelinnenseite, kl. Besitzerstempel auf der Titelseite, alte getilgte Unterschrift, Satzspiegel leicht gebräunt, sonst sauber, insgesamt guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Principj del dritto della natura e delle genti di G.G. Burlamachi colla continuazione del Dritto della natura aggiunta nell'ultima edizione d'Yverdon. Tutto notabilmente accresciuto dal professore signor De Felice. Traduzione dal francese.Siena, si vendono da Luigi e Benedetto Bindi e da Francesco Rossi, 1780-82.

      Siena, si vendono da Luigi e Benedetto Bindi e da Francesco Rossi 1780-82 - Otto volumi di cm. 18, pp. 2.400 ca. complessive. Ottima legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con titoli su tassello verde e filetti in oro al dorso; carta marmorizzata ai piatti e piccole punte in pergamena. Lievi fioriture sparse. Esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Jean Jacques Burlamaqui (1694-1748), ginevrino di nascita, fu celebre giureconsulto attivo in Francia, Olanda ed Inghilterra. Amico e collaboratore di Barbeyrac si dedicò ben presto alla rielaborazione delle dottrine giuspubblicistiche di Grozio e Pufendorf. La dottrina chiara ed essenziale distingue Burlamaqui, assieme a Barbeyrac, dal panorama giusnaturalistico settecentesco che non si segnala certo per originalità essendo ancora marcatamente condizionato dall'exemplum groziano. Importante traduzione italiana. Cfr. Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II, 2, p. 892; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Voyage de M Niebuhr en Arabie Et en d'Autres Pays de l'Orient

      SVIZZERA: Chez Les Libraires Associés, 1780. rilegato. BUONO. 12,5 19,5. II USATO

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         Antique Master Print-POMONA-VERTUMNUS-SEDUCTION-MYTHOLOGY-Dickinson-Pine-1780

      - Plate: Virtumnus & Pomona. It shows the Roman god Vertumnus disguised as an old woman, speaking with Pomona in her orchard. Pomona is holding a sickle, while some baskets of fruit are nearby. Rare. Mezzotint on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: Original master print, published in London, 1780, by Watson & Dickinson. The engraving is dated 1772 in the plate.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by William Dickinson after a painting by Robert Edge Pine (British, 1742-1788). William Dickinson (1746�1823), mezzotint engraver, was born in London in 1746. Early in life he began to engrave in mezzotint, mostly caricatures and portraits after R. E. Pine, and in 1767 he was awarded a premium by the Society of Arts. In 1773 he commenced publishing his own works, and in 1778 entered into partnership with Thomas Watson, who engraved in both stipple and mezzotint, and who died in 1781. Dickinson appears to have been still carrying on the business of a printseller in 1791, but he afterwards removed to Paris, where he continued the practice of his art, and died in the summer of 1823. Condition: Excellent, given age. Small paper loss of the upper right corner, upper left corner with tape remains. Some general age-related toning, please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-B1-04 The overall size is ca. 12.2 x 16.9 inch. The image size is ca. 10.8 x 13.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 31 x 43 cm. The image size is ca. 27.5 x 34.5 cm.

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         De Muzykonderwijzer of volledig onderwijs in de GRONDEN der MUZYK-KUNDE te Rotterdam bij Lukas Jakob Burgvliet

      Rotterdam, 1780. Conditie: 8 . A course in music, containing 18 lessons with musical scores. 388PP 17 plates Binding: Contemporary Paper Back with Marmered Boards Octavo 8vo

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         La pêche à ligne. Tiré du tableau original de Joseph Venet. Peintre du Roi. Ovaler Kupferstich.

      (Ca. 1780). - 34x25 cm. Gerahmt.

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         Antique Print-SATIRE-WINDMILL-BANK OF EXCHANGE-UNICORN-AMERICA-ca. 1780

      - Plate : Satirical print. A curiously carved chest, or seat, representing "The English Bank of Exchange" (Wisselbank) is suspended like a pair of scales by chains from the horn of a unicorn whose head emerges from clouds. It tilts down on the right, where a stout Englishman, "an English lord", sits precariously, exclaiming in alarm as a Frenchman (right), standing on the ground beneath, pulls him by the leg. A satirical cartoon engraving depicting an embattled England during the American Revolution. A table, which represents the Bank of England, hangs tipped over a Dutch landscape from a chain attached to the horn of a celestial unicorn. Seated at the edge of the table if a fat Englishman, whom a Frenchman is pulling off the table as a kneeling Spaniard looks on. On the other side of the table is a Dutchman holding one of the legs while speaking with an accountant. With a poetic caption (16-line) in English. Very rare. Copperplate engraving / etching on a verge type of hand-laid paper. Original folds. Description: This original antique print was published ca. 1780.Artists and Engravers: This plate engraved by unknown/to be determined. Condition: Fine/good. General age-related toning and light staining/soiling from handling as visible on image. Scattered foxing and a few stains. Some dampstaining. Paper with some creases / wrinkles. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-A135-19 The overall size is ca. 13 x 11.8 inch. The image size is ca. 11.4 x 10 inch. The overall size is ca. 33 x 30 cm. The image size is ca. 29 x 25.5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires, Addressées Aux Anglois, Afin de s'opposer aux Invasions de l'Ennemi, dans les différentes Possessions de sa Majesté, Le Roi de la Grande Bretagne. Précédées de quelques Vues nouvelles, relatives à la Fortification; soumises au Jugement des Ingénieurs, & des Personnes qui cultivent L'Art de la Guerre. Par un Citoyen du Monde.

      London: [no publisher given] 1780 - Duodecimo (174 x 99 mm). Contemporary red straight grain morocco, green morocco label lettered in gilt, flat spine gilt to compartments, gilt roll-tooled panel to covers, gilt serration to cover edges, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gauffred edges, pink silk page marker. With the bookplates of Hugh Cecil, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, and Robert J. Hayhurst. Lacking half title. Very slight loss of morocco at head and foot of spine and the very top of the front cover joint, very minor wear to covers, very light foxing to endpapers, ink writing to verso of front free endpaper, silk page marker detached. An excellent copy. Four copper plates at rear, with the text on the plates in English. First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published. ESTC T92100. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Antique Drawing-LANDSCAPE-RIDER-HORSE-DOG-COW-Andriessen-ca. 1780

      - Antique drawing, untitled. Landscape with horse and rider with a dog, and two cows behind a wooden gate. Pen and ink Description: Ref: Undescribed Very good example of the work by A. Andriessen. Rare, unique item.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Anthonie Andriessen' after own design. Anthonie Andriessen (1746-1813) came from a family with many artists and resided in Amsterdam. Condition: Very good, given age. Signed on the verso. A diagonal crease from the lower edge to the middle of the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-A1-23 The overall size is ca. 6.7 x 5.4 inch. The image size is ca. 6.7 x 5.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 17 x 13.6 cm. The image size is ca. 17 x 13.6 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Des Semis et Plantations des Arbres, et de leur culture; our Méthodes pour Multiplier et Élever les Arbres.

      Desaint, Paris 1780 - (10 x 7 1/2 inches). Half title, Privilege leaf in the rear. Engraved headpiece vignette, 16 engraved folding plates. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, marbled endpapers An important dendrological work by Duhamel de Monceau, "one of the outstanding botanists of the eighteenth century" (Raphael). In this treatise, among the final works published in his lifetime, Duhamel focusses on tree farming, landscaping, forestry and grafting. First published in 1760, this second edition is not recorded by the usual bibliographies on the subject. The final section includes additions to his "Traite des Arbres." Scarce. For the first edition: Nissen BBI 545; Stafleu & Cowan I, 1545; Johnston 449. Cf. Raphael, An Oak Spring Sylva, 2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         PEEPSHOW: RIVER JOUSTING

      - PEEPSHOW. PRESENTATION EINES FISCHERSTECHENS [WATER JOUSTING] by Martin Engelbrecht. Augsburg, Germany, no date, circa 1780. There are 6 hand-colored panels with margins untrimmed, each 10 1/4" wide X 7 3/4" high (regular trimmed sets measure approximately 8" wide x 6 1/4" high). Except for a stain in the corner of 1 panel, this is in Fine condition with the original label on the back of the last panel. Each panel has cut-out hand colored scenes which, when viewed at spaced intervals, provide a three dimensional view of a river jousting outing. Men and even women in boats try to send their opponents overboard as they come near until only 1 boat is left and that is the winner. Dozens of men and women in fancy clothing are watching from the riverbank. Sold with a modern folding wooden stand used for display, allowing the full 3 dimensional effect to be seen. Martin Engelbrecht and his brother began their publishing house in Augsburg, Germany in 1719. Amongst other items, they produced the first peep shows, an early form of family entertainment. Engelbrecht peep shows were not bound together like their 19th century offspring, but were meant to be viewed on wooden frames with slats so that a family could have several different peep shows and view them interchangeably. This is a larger format, early peep show with unusual subject matter

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         1780 FAMOUS ed Navigation Robertson & Wales Astronomy Voyages Captain Cook

      London : J. Nourse, 1780. Fourth edition. - 1780 FAMOUS ed Navigation Robertson & Wales Astronomy Voyages Captain Cook “The notion now embraced by the most judicious astronomers is, that the universe is composed of an infinite number of systems or worlds!” – Robertson & Wales, Elements of Navigation, ‘Astronomy’ John Roberton’s “Elements of Navigation” was an extremely important and useful book from the 18th-century. First published in 1754, this 1780 fourth edition was revised by William Wales, an astronomer and member of Captain Cook’s second voyage! Robertson had a long career mostly being known for his developments in navigation ad map making. This book is also famous for its section on astronomy, reading star charts, and using spheres to aid in directional navigation. The treatise on marine fortification includes a small vignette of a ship bombarding a fort! Lowndes mentions this book to be “justly termed the Seaman’s Library” Item number: #1118 Price: $750 ROBERTSON, John The Elements of navigation, containing the theory and practice with the necessary tables, and compendium for finding the latitude und longitude at sea, to which is added a treatise of marine fortification London : J. Nourse, 1780. Fourth edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1: o Vol 1. ii - xii / viii / xxxii / 400. 3 folding plates o Vol 2. iv / 440 / 1 - 76. 7 folding plates • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • References: Lowndes 2105 • Provenance: Handwritten – William Day Pirwin, 1839. • Language: English • Size: ~9.5in X 6in X 2.75in (24cm x 15cm x 7cm) • We find this title selling elsewhere for over $3,000 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1118 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-SOAP MAKING-CHILDREN-MOTHER-DOG-DOLL-Augustin Le Grand-c. 1780

      - Original stipple engraving titled: 'La Recreation.' (Recreation.) This delicate original print shows: a mother with two children who are making soap bubbles at a table. On the floor a dag walks around with a doll between its jaws. Coloured stipple and line engraving, coloured on the late (a-la-Pouppee) and by hand on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: 1 of a series of 4: 'La Recreation - La recompense - La penitence - Le travail. Separately published master print. Our definition of master print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Published in c. 1780.Artists and Engravers: Compos�e et grave par Ain. Le grand. (Engraved by Ain. Le Grand.) Augustin Claude Simon Le Grand (1765-1815) was a French artist and engraver. Condition: Very good given age. Edges of the sheet a little discoloured. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Very light creasing. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A254-03 The overall size is ca. 8.7 x 11 inch. The image size is ca. 7.5 x 9.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 22 x 28 cm. The image size is ca. 19 x 24 cm.

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         Eloisa en Dishabillé, being a New Version of That Lady's Celebrated Epistle to Abelard, Done into Familiar English Metre, by a Lounger

      London: R. Faulder, 1780. First edition. [iii]-ix, [i], [9]-26 pp., lacking half-title. 4to. Modern quarter blue morocco and marbled boards. Text toned, small dampstain to lower margin throughout. Manuscript attributions in two hands on title-page to John Matthews and Richard Ponson, with long note on verso of title by one J. Ewen ascribing the poem to Porson and John Tweddell on the authority of Richard Heber. First edition. [iii]-ix, [i], [9]-26 pp., lacking half-title. 4to. Eloisa to Abelard Parody. Scarce parody of Pope's Eloisa to Abelard by the hack poet and physician John Matthews (1755-1826). "John "Matthews was a man of versatile disposition and generous tastes, which frequently left him at a financial loss. His works were published anonymously. The best-known of them is Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard, done into familiar English metre by a lounger (1780), which is a parody of Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard'. It was reprinted in 1801, and again in 1822, when the bookseller put on the title-page that it was 'ascribed to [Richard] Porson'. Matthews wrote other verse, some of it described as 'contemptible' by contemporaries, and much of it badly received" (ODNB). ESTC T93896(5 copies). Provenance: J. Ewen (manuscript note on verso of title ascribing the poem to Porson and John Tweddell on the authority of Richard Heber)

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         Voyage De M. Niebuhr En Arabie Et En D'Autres Pays De L'Orient. Avec l'extrait de sa description de l'Arabie & des observations de Mr. Forskal. complete in 2 volumes.

      en Suisse, Chez Les Libraires Associes 1780 - Two small octavo volumes. The contemporary " cat's paw " calf binding is very worn and the spines with pieces missing; the joints are cracked and worn. However, the text is clean and the plates are fresh and crisp. There are tears to some of the maps - but the engraved surfaces are largely unaffected. vi, 428; vii, 464pp.; complete with 18 plates and 6 maps. Provenance: Both volumes bear the bookplate of the family of Drayton Grimke-Drayton of Clifford Manor, Gloucestershire. Both volumes are signed by members of this family and there are notes in ink on the endpapers by one of the Draytons. The Draytons owned (indeed, still own) plantation houses in South Carolina. A stamp in these volumes notes that these books came from their South Bay House, South Carolina and were shipped to Golborne Hall, Lancashire in Autumn 1889. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Grande Danse Macabre des Hommes et des Femmes, Historiée & renouvellée de vieux Gaulois, en langage le plus poli de notre temps

      Troyes: Jean-Antoine Garnier, 1780. 4to (220 x 169 mm). 76 pp. Roman type, double columns. 60 woodcut illustrations, including title-cut, of which 44 oblong and half-page, the others various sizes, including a few repeats; one block signed "VERNIE." Type-ornament head and tail-pieces and a border. Discreetly repaired tears to upper blank corner of fol. C1, occasional foxing as usual. Modern binding (by Lobstein) of 18th-century marbled paper over boards, red morocco longitudinal title label on backstrip with uneven, deliberately "dancing" gold-tooled letters, 3 holes in gutters from the original stab-stitching. A large copy, with deckle edges. *** A classic of the chapbook publications known as the Bibliothèque bleue, after their originally blue paper covers. This 18th-century Dance of Death is illustrated with woodcut copies of the illustrations from Guy Marchant's editions of the Danse macabre, printed between 1485 and 1492. The present undated edition, one of at least three from the Garnier press, is often misdated to 1728, based on the privilege, for this and other chapbook titles, reprinted verbatim from the edition issued in 1728 by Jean-Antoine Garnier's grandfather Pierre. Born in 1742, Jean-Antoine Garnier was active as a printer-bookseller from 1766 to 1780. Earlier Troyes editions were published by members of the Oudot family, founders of the Troyes chapbook series. Brunet (II, 495) noted that the Troyes chapbook publishers were suppliers of popular books to all the fairs in France; hence the many Troyes editions of this eternally evocative illustrated book. The Danse macabre proper ends on page 53 and is followed by several other verse texts: La Mort menace l'humain Lignage; Le Débat du corps et de l'âme, illustrated with a pair of woodcuts, printed twice; La douloureuse complainte de l'âme damnée; L'Exhortation de bien vivre et de bien mourir, with a large cut of Death carrying a coffin in a graveyard, also used on p. 2 to illustrate the "Author"; La Vie du mauvais Ante-Christ; Les quinze signes [preceding the Last Judgment]; and Le Jugement. The text of the original French Danse macabre was heavily altered during the course of the 17th century, as were, no doubt, these additional verse texts; thus the text of this edition differs greatly from that published in editions up to and including the Troyes 1641 edition of Nicolas Oudot (transcribed on Martin Hagstrøm's website). But the text is mainly a support to the woodcuts, in which Death appears as artfully posed pairs of cadavers, many with their lower torsos sliced open showing their intestines, arriving to take away those whose time has come, from every walk of life and of every age and social class. These illustrations retained their power and grim fascination throughout the centuries, and still do. Arthur Hind incorrectly claimed (Introduction to a History of Woodcut II: 647) that a number of the woodcuts of the Garnier editions were printed from the 15th-century blocks used in Marchant's editions. Those original woodcuts, attributed to Pierre le Rouge, were based on manuscripts reproducing an early 15th-century mural in the Cimitière des Innocents in Paris, painted on a wall which was destroyed in 1669. The Le Rouge blocks were handed down to his son Guillaume, and thence to Guillaume's cousin Nicolas le Rouge, who used them in his own editions in Troyes in the 1520s and 1530s. Many of these blocks survived to the mid-17th-century, when they resurfaced in the 1641 edition of Nicolas Oudot, but later editions, including this one, are illustrated with copies of the original blocks, and often copies of copies. (When a block was lost, it ceased to be copied, and that iconographic theme disappeared from subsequent editions.) Two of the cuts in this edition were indeed printed from 15th-century blocks, from Marchant's editions of the Compost et kalendrier des bergers: that of the souls of the damned in hell, on p. 26, and the portrait of the author, on p. 33, which originally represented the month of April; both have damaged or missing borders. Some of the woodcut copies are quite exact: for example, the second of the two nearly identical blocks of the African (Moor) sounding a horn, on pages 25 and 27, is a very close copy of the cut used in Nicolas Le Rouge's ca. 1510 and 1531 editions (the 1510 edition, Bechtel D-53, is reproduced in Christie's sale catalogue of the Vershbow library, part 2, 10 April 2013, lot 155, and the Arsenal copy of the 1531 edition is digitized on Gallica). There are other instances of two different blocks of the same illustration: the title cut of the four cadaver-musicians, for example, is repeated on p. 54, but what appears to be the same illustration on page 3 is from a different, and better, block. A possible explanation for these duplications lies in the acquisition, in the late 1760s, by either Jean-Antoine Garnier himself or his father Jean Garnier (sources differ) of the Oudot premises at the Rue du Temple in Troyes, purchased from Jean IV Oudot's widow (that address appears in the imprint of this edition, which was therefore published later). Along with the house Jean Garnier acquired the Oudot stock, which would have included the block used on page 3. (Martin Hagstrøm speculates that Jean-Antoine Garnier used the inferior block on the title-page out of respect for his grandfather, who had commissioned it for his 1728 edition.) Morin, Catalogue descriptif de la Bibliothèque bleue de Troyes, 434; Nisard, Histoire des livres populaires II: 284-311; Fairfax Murray French 108; cf. Minns catalogue (Illustrated catalogue of the notable collection of Miss Susan Minns of Boston, Mass. New York: American Art Association, 1922), 143 (one of three undated editions with Jean-Antoine Garnier's imprint). See also Martin Hagstrøm's website on the Dance of Death, www.dodedans.com, for information on the text and blocks of the Troyes editions.

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         Autograph Letter, signed ("B Arnold"), to the Adjutant Quartermaster General, requesting fresh horses

      Headquarters, Robinson House [Garrison, N.Y.], 1780. [1] p. pen and ink on paper. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiiling, some separation starting at folds. About very good. [1] p. pen and ink on paper. Folio. Requesting Horses For Courier Duty, Possibly to the English. A letter written by General Benedict Arnold the day after receiving word that British General Henry Clinton had agreed to his price for turning his coat.  In his letter, Arnold requests fresh horses to run express courier routes - some of which surely carried treasonous information to the British.  He writes:   "Sir,  I have sent the brave Sergeant Pike for six or eight of the best horses you have in pasture for the purpose of relieving the light horse employed here to go express.  With hard service and want of forage they are worn down & unfit for use.  You will please to deliver him eight of the best horses you have if we can find so many that will answer.  Also, a pair of the best waggon horses you have in lieu of two which were sent to me by Col. Hay who will not draw."  The letter was clearly drawn up in some haste, as there are several words stricken through where Arnold has changed his mind about phrasing or information.   In June 1778, Washington placed Arnold in command of Philadelphia, where he lived and entertained extravagantly, and his private business dealings, haughty and dismissive behavior, and close association with the Shippens and other quasi-Loyalists excited the enmity and wrath of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania.  On Feb. 3, 1779, a courier served him with a copy of eight formal charges filed against him by the Pennsylvania Council.  Outraged, Arnold demanded a court martial to clear the allegations against him.  "From this period began the plot that would end, eighteen months later, with Arnold's defection to the British side. ... He used those channels to inform General Henry Clinton, commanding the British army, that he was ready to serve the Crown.  He explained to Clinton that he had lost faith in the revolutionary cause when the United States allied itself with France.  No evidence before May 1779 supports this claim.  Clinton was cautious but interested in the chance that Arnold might betray a key point in American defenses.  He left the matter in the hands of young staff officer, John André." - ANB. By July Arnold had named his minimum price - £10,000 - and on August 1 became commander of the critical American fortress at West Point. By the time this letter was written, important information was passing from Arnold to Clinton, and the plot to betray West Point was well advanced.   A wonderful letter, hastily written and clearly showing Arnold's agitation as he slid deeper into infamy.

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         A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage up the Red Sea, on the Coast of Arabia and Egypt; and of a Route through the Deserts of Thebais, Hitherto Unknown to the European Traveller, in the year MDCCLXXVII, in Letters to a Lady,

      London, 1780 - FIRST EDITION, 3 maps, 1 chart and 2 plates, 4to, contemporary calf, joints expertly repaired, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume L (50) January to December 1780

      David Henry; Elizabeth Newberry, London 1780 - vi, 628pp, [xvi] + plates. 14 b/w plates and maps (6 fold-out). Includes an acoount of the death of Captain Cook. 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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