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        Fantastic Pre-Revolutionary letter regarding funding for Harvard and Native Americans: "But as Harvard College will receive for the future … in extending this good work of Civilizing and Gospellizing the Indians"

      Hackney, April 29, 1771. 7.25" x 9.5". "Letter Signed, ""Jasper Maudit,"" as treasurer of the New England Company, 2 pages, 7.25"" x 9.5"", Hackney, April 29, 1771, to Andrew Oliver, agent for the company who had just been recently installed as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Clean fold separations, small loss at bottom left corner affecting text, else very good condition. Maudit, treasurer of The New England Company, a missionary organization charged with the Christian conversion and education of Native Americans, writes to Oliver concerning monies destined for a new missionary (""Mr. Kirkland""), funds directed toward Harvard for the same purpose as well as Oliver's resignation as secretary of the organization, thanking him for remaining in the post for an additional year to allow the company to seek a replacement. Maudit writes, in large part: ""… The Genl Court expressed their satisfaction at the way opening for the spreading the Gospel amongst the Indians and conciliating their minds to the English Interest. Mr. Kirkland's Character is very pleasing and we hope he will continue an useful Missionary. Dr. Wheelock's misapplication of the Money Collected here was resented in the Genl Court, and must have a very bad effect on any future Collections for America. The Company have ordered £750 to be remitted for the Curr[en]t Service on Account of your advance to Mr. Kirkland tho' our Income doth not exceed £700 pr Ann. — But as Harvard College will receive for the future, by the Increase of the Rent from Dr. Williams's Estate a clear £150. p[e]r Ann[um]. Sterling, they will have sufficient to bear the whole Expence [sic] of Mr. Kirkland's Mission, (and we moreover hope That they and our Commissioners will prevail with the Scotch Society to join them in extending this good work of Civilizing and Gospellizing the Indians,) especially as the College have £1000 in hand of the Doctor's donation unapplied. The latter part of your Letter intimating your intent to resign, was received with no small concern by the Genl. Court, we cannot part with the Services of one who has so zealously attended to, and forwarded the great business of our appointment with such general satisfaction, but with regrett [sic] — I am glad to find you have agreed to continue another Year, and I wish you would add one more; but if this cannot be complied with, I hope you will continue untill [sic] some others fit and willing to act in this important business, shall be recommended to the Company to make choice of one of them for their Treasurer …"" Andrew Oliver had been appointed Lieutenant Governor in 1770 (his commission was dated October 19, 1770 and he was sworn in on March 14, 1771.) Thomas Hutchinson was sworn in as Governor the same day: ""Harvard congratulated them, and the students gathered in Holden Chapel and sang appropriately: 'Thus saith the Lord: From henceforth, behold! All nations shall call thee blessed; for thy rulers shall be of they own kindred, your nobles shall be of yourselves, and thy governors shall proceed form the midst of thee.' Of all the rulers of Massachusetts whom Harvard has contributed there have been no better and more able, yet more unfortunate men than this pair."" (Sibley's Harvard Graduates, vol. 7, p. 407) Jasper Maudit (1696-1771) was a London merchant and religious ""dissenter"" who served as the agent for Massachusetts Bay from 1762 to 1765. He also served as treasurer of the New England Company. (See Jasper Maudit Agent in London for the Province of the Massachusetts Bay 1762-1765, 1918; Craig Yirush, Settlers, Liberty, and Empire: The Roots of Early American Political Theory… 2011, p. 1; Philip F. Gura, Jonathan Edwards: America's Evangelical, 2006, p. 175) Oliver Cromwell commissioned the New England Company in 1649 and was granted a Royal Charter after the restoration of the monarchy by Charles II in 1662. The company's charter provided for the promotion and propagation of 'the Gospel of Christ unto and amongst the heathen natives in or near New England and parts adjacent in America."" To this end the company sent missionaries not only to New England but to New York and Virginia as well. Until the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775, the North American administration was run by the Governor of Massachusetts. Following American independence, the company refocused its activities on the remaining North American British colonies in Canada and the West Indies: a mission it continues to fulfil to the present day (see http:/// for more information)."

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        1771 History & Reign of Charles V Holy Roman Emperor SPAIN 6v SET Spanish

      Amsterdam ; Paris: Saillant & Nyon, etc., 1771. - 1771 History & Reign of Charles V Holy Roman Emperor SPAIN 6v SET Spanish COMPLETE and Beautiful Set / compare@$1,250 Charles V (1500 – 1558) was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I, of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor and his son Philip II as King of Spain in 1556. We find this same book for sale elsewhere for $1,250! Main author: William Robertson Title: L’histoire du regne de l’empereur Charles Quint : precedee d’un tableau des progres de la societe en Europe, depuis la destruction de l’empire romain jusqu’au commencement du seizieme siecle Published: Amsterdam ; Paris: Saillant & Nyon, etc., 1771. Language: French FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Amsterdam ; Paris: Saillant & Nyon, etc., 1771. Size: ~ 6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the First Principles of Government, And on the Nature...

      1771. 2nd ed. London, 1771. Priestley's First Substantial Political Work, An Influence on the Constitutional Thought of the American Founding Fathers Priestley, Joseph [1733-1804]. An Essay on the First Principles of Government, And on the Nature of Political, Civil, And Religious Liberty. London: Printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, In St. Paul's Church Yard, 1771. xvi, 300, [4] pp. Includes two-page publisher advertisement. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Later quarter speckled calf over speckled-paper boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Very light soiling to boards, a few tiny gouges to board edges, some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges partially cracked. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. $500. * Second (stated) edition, one of two issues from 1772, and the third edition overall if one includes the Dublin reissue of the first edition (1768). First published in London in 1768, Priestley's Essay was his first substantial political work, one that influenced several American founding fathers, such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. It expands the humanitarian beliefs in his Essay on a Course of Liberal Education (1765), which took issue with the authoritarian educational philosophy favored by John "Estimate" Brown in his Thoughts on Civil Liberty. Priestley argues for a liberal political philosophy as a matter of morality and a prerequisite for social progress. Adams and Jefferson owned copies of this book. A note in Sowerby says Jefferson often recommended it to others and cites a letter from 1802 in which he says it expressed the principles of the U.S. Constitution and their practical development in many of its articles. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 2332 (listing the second edition, London, 1771). (listing the second edition). English Short-Title Catalogue T33367.

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        Recueil d'édits, déclarations, arrêts, et autres pièces. Concernant la Régie du Droit sur les Cartes.

      1771. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE. 1771. In-4.Carré. Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Mors fendus. Intérieur frais. 226 +17 pages. Bandeaux illustrés en noir et blanc. Relié plein cuir marron marbré. Titre et caissons dorés sur le dos à 5 nerfs. Tranches rouges. Mors légèrement fendus sur coiffe en-tête. Introuvable

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        The Present State of Music in France and Italy. Or, The Journal of a Tour through those Countries, undertaken to collect Materials for A General History of Music

      Printed for T. Becket and Co. in the Strand, London 1771 - First edition of the author's first book. vii, [1], 396, [12] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition of Burney's musical tour of France and Italy. Burney was the famous British composer, music historian, and member of the Johnson circle, whose seminal General History of Music was published from 1776-1789. Provenance: Francis Wollaston, 1731-1814, English astronomer and clergyman (armorial bookplate) Contemporary calf neatly rebacked with old spine laid down. Marginal toning to title and last leaf, but a clean, attractive copy vii, [1], 396, [12] pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition of the author's first book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Planches pour le premier et second volume du Cours d'architecture : qui contient les lecons donnees en 1750, & les annees suivantes

      Paris : Chez Desaint 1771 - 2 parts in one. 22 pl; 93 pl. Bound in contemporary quarter leather. Gilt spine. Page ends washed red. Good binding. Moderate shelfwear. Head of spine chipped with loss. Library markings. Plates free of library markings. Scattered foxing to plates. Petit Blondel. Plate count coincides with Fowler collation. Blondel was the most influential teacher of architecture in eighteenth century France. Blondel stands unrivaled, and his works remain to this day the most complete and authoritative account ever given of modern classical architecture. Blondel's practical, encyclopedic approach, largely ignoring the excesses of Rococo, had survived changes in taste and remained in the mainstream of French architectural training for several decades more. Millard 29. Graesse I, p. 441. Fowler 51. Brunet I, p. 977 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables antient and modern; translated into verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace and Chaucer

      Glasgow: printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1771. 12mo, 2 vols.; contemporary polished calf (likely from the Foulis bindery), gilt decorated spine in 5 compartments, red morocco label in 1, speckled edges; endpapers toned, slightly later call label on upper cover, bookplate of Hope Trust, Edinburgh, signature of Jane Stevenson on title page; very good. Gaskell 525.

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        View of the Earth

      1771. TURNER, Richard. A View of the Earth: Being a Short but Comprehensive System of Modern Geography. London: S. Crowder, 1771. Small folio (7-1/2 by 12 inches), period-style full speckled calf gilt, black morocco spine label, raised bands. $3000.Third edition of Turner's geography, with seven full-page maps, one full-page plate and ten in-text engravings—all hand-colored—one with a moving volvelle depicting time differences around the world.Reverend Turner was a Worcestershire clergyman who also taught science and mathematics. In addition to his View of the Earth, he produced textbooks on astronomy, trigonometry, and chronology, as well as a grammar and a dictionary, all featured on the two pages of advertisements following the title page. First published 1762. Occasional faint foxing, plates generally clean with fine hand-coloring, volvelle stitching renewed. An extremely good copy, desirable with volvelle intact.

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        OBSERVATIONS sur la cure radicale de plusieurs polypes de la matrice, de la gorge et du nez. Opérée par de nouveaux Moyens inventés par M.

      Didot,, Paris, 1771 - in-8, pp. XXXVI, (2), 595, (4), bella leg. p. pelle coeva con fregi, nervi e tass. al d. Risguardi in carta dec. Tagli rossi. Con 6 tavv. in rame ripp. raffiguranti particolari anatomici e strumenti chirurgici. Importante testo di chirurgia ginecologica. Wellcome III, 509. Belliss. esempl. [243]

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        Erläuterung für herrn Caspar Schwenckfeld, und die zugethanen, seiner lehre.

      Breslau und Leipzig: In commission bey G.W. Seidel; Jauer, Gedruckt bey H.C. Müllern, 1771. 8vo (18.5 cm; 7.25"). [7 of 8 ff.], 464 of 468 (lacking pp. 465–68) pp., [2] ff. First edition of Schultz's "vindication of Caspar Schwenkfeld and and an elucidation of his doctrines and the vicissitudes of his followers." Published by the Schwenkfelders in America but printed in Germany.    Binding: Full speckled sheep, four raised bands; tooled in blind using rules and a rope-design roll. Binding attributed to Philadelphia-area binder Christopher Hoffman, who was both a Schwenckfelder minister and a binder!    Provenance: "To Isaac Jeackle in Herreford 1791" on front fly-leaf. Hereford is in Berks County, Pennsylvania.         On Hoffman as a binder with an illustration of a nearly identical binding, see: Maser, Bookbinding in America, 15. Binding as above, chip to bottom of front joint; old library rubber-stamp on front pastedown and to title-page verso, with a bit of old pencilling. Without the half-title and pp. 465–68; title-page with short closed tear along gutter. Paper with the usual age-toning/foxing, but untattered. All edges heavily sprinkled red.

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        La richesse de l'Angleterre, contenant les causes de la naissance & des progrès de l'industrie, du commerce & de la marine de la Grande-Bretagne, les causes de leur decadence, & l'etat de ses forces actuelles & de ses ressource

      chez Jean-Thomas de Trattner, Vienne 1771 - In-4, pp. 187, (1 di errata). Fregio xilografico al frontespizio. Testatine e finalini xilografici. Bruniture uniformi, ma lievi, tipiche delle carte viennesi. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con angoli, dorso liscio con filetti e titolo in oro. Piatti marezzati. Edizione originale e non comune di questo saggio che analizza le condizioni economiche e sociali dell'Inghilterra con particolare riferimento al commercio con le colonie. L'ultimo capitolo, dei sette di cui si compone il trattato, sarebbe la traduzione di un manoscritto inglese dal titolo "Idee degli inglesi in generale sulla natura e sugli effetti dei fondi pubblici d'Inghilterra". Nelle note alla traduzione l'autore polemizza con l'anonimo trattatista anglosassone il quale considera il debito pubblico come la prima ricchezza della Nazione. Niente di nuovo sotto il sole. Accarias de Serionne (1706-1792), che si opporrà sempre a ogni principio fisiocratico, è considerato il precursore francese di Malthus. Bibliografia: Higgs, 5162. Goldsmiths'-Kress 10704. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orfevre-jouaillier, Metteur en oeuvre

      11 finely engraved full-page plates. 3 pp. of explanatory text. Large folio, attractive antique speckled calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. [Paris]: n.d. [but 1771]. An extract with illustrations and explanatory text from the eighth plate volume of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie on the art of jewellers who specialized in the mounting of jewels. The engravings present a large number of jewels, diamonds, rings, wreaths, necklaces, earrings, frames, etc. The last four plates provide a detailed view of an 18th-century jeweller's workshop with its tools and apparatus, including anvils, hammers, vices, scissors, burins, etc. Fine copy with plates in excellent condition.

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        Dizionario Universale delle Arti e Scienze contenente le figure, le spezie, le proprietà, le produzioni, le preparazioni e gli usi delle cose naturali e artifiziali. L'Origine, il Progresso, e lo Stato delle Cose Ecclesiastiche, Civili, Militari, e di Commercio Co' varj sistemi con le varie Opinioni ec. tra' Filosofi, Medici, Teologi, Antiquarj, Matematici, Critici, ec. Cui si aggiunge articolo per articolo il Supplemento di Giorgio Lewis Ed una esatta Notizia della Geografia. Terza edizione italiana riveduta e purgata d'ogni errore.

      Bernardo Tarigo, in Canneto, 1771. 13 voll., in 8°. Dei suddetti voll. il: 2°, 6°, 7°, 8°, 13°, 14°, 17° e 19° sono in m. perg.; il 3°, 5°, 9° e 12° sono in p. pelle. Disponiamo: 2° vol.-Anno 1771 (ALC-ARB): pp. 490 + VIII inc.; 3° vol.-Anno 1771 ( ARC-BEZ): pp. 542; 5° vol.-Anno 1771 (CAS-COM): pp. 559; 6° vol.-Anno 1772 (CON-DEX): pp. 536 + VIII inc.; 7° vol.-Anno 1772 (DIA-EQU): pp. 532 + VIII inc.; 8° vol.-Anno 1772 (ERA-FLU): pp. 496+ XI inc.; 9° vol.-Anno 1773 ( FOC-GNO): pp. 555; 11° vol.-Anno 1773 (LAA-MAR): pp. 619 + IX inc.; 12° vol.-Anno 1774 (MAS-MYU): pp. 574; 13° vol.-Anno 1774 (NAA-OYE): pp. 536 + XI inc.; 14° vol.-Anno 1774 (PAB-PIE): pp. 556 + XV inc.; 17° vol.-Anno 1775 (SAA-SER): pp. 572 + VIII inc.; 19° vol.-Anno 1775 (SUB-TIP): pp. 524 + X inc. Front. fig. Testate costituite da piccole inc. Finaline. Capilettera. Mende ai d.(mancanti anche di lembi, mentre il 13° vol. ne è totalmente privo) ed ai piatti. La p. 468 presenta delle macchie, di precaria identificazione che, comunque, non ledono il t. Appunti manoscirtti sul foglio bianco che precede il front. del 9° vol. Alcune inc. sciolte, collazionato.

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        Fructologie, ou Description des arbres fruitiers ainsi que des fruits que l'on plante et qu'on cultive ordinairement dans les jardins . . . [bound with] Pomologie, ou description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires, Que l'on estime & cultive le plus, soit aux Pais-Bas, soit en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre, &c.

      Chez M. Magérus, Libraire MDCCLXXI [1771], Amsterdam - Rare French Edition of the first compendium of fruit arboriculture with 39 folding copper-engraved plates in fine contemporary hand coloring. Two foolscap-folio volumes bound in one: [ii],160,[iv],161-205,[1], with 19 plates (quince, cherry, plum, fig, currant, almond, chestnut, apricot, and other fruits and nuts) and large woodcut tailpieces; [ii],339 [i.e. 139]pp, with 20 plates by Jacob Folkema and Jan Caspar Philips (showing 103 apple varieties and 82 varieties of pears, with such evocative name as red apple paradise, Queen of England, siren lemon, and Mrs. Thigh). Title and preface from the Leeuwarden edition of 1766 bound in between Rr2 and Ss. Elegantly bound in early mottled calf, spine richly gilt in seven compartments divided by raised bands, green morocco lettering piece gilt, edges stained red, plain period end papers. An excellent copy of a superb production, the only notable flaw being three plates and several quires, as well as end papers and fly leaves, evenly browned. Hunt 620. Nissen BBI 1077 and 1079. Landwehr (Dutch Books with Coloured Plates) 90 and 94. Bunyard, Guide to the Literature of Pomology, p. 439. Oak Spring Pomona, p. 131. Burnet III 681. Both titles often found bound together. First published at Leeuwarden, in Dutch, in 1758 (Nissen BBI 1077). Knoop was head gardener to the Dowager Princess of Orange at Marienburg and is considered, with Duhamel du Monceau, the father of pomology. Especially with the Pomologia, he broke new ground: Knoop was first to publish scientific explanations of apples and pears from Dutch, German, English and French regions. The book's many beautiful illustrations almost appear three-dimensional through the use of shadow effects. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lybro corriente de los casm[ientos] que se hazen en esta auxiliar de la Parrochia de S.ta Cruz Acatlan de la Ciudad de Mexico, nombrada San Juan Ebangelista Nestipac, defde oy 17 de Maio de 1770

      1771 - Manuscript ledger registering the marriages of Mexican Indians near Mexico City, with a beautifully illustrated title page, and in its colonial wallet binding. 1771-1815. Mexico. Folio. Attractive contemporary Mexican wallet binding: front board with hand-written paper label, ties fragmentary, overall in excellent condition. Manuscript on paper, edges tinted, marginal wormholes at gutter to a few leaves and away from text, very clean and fresh. 7,000 $ This volume is a truly remarkable finding: the binding is colonial artisanal production, preserved in its absolutely original condition; the title is naively illustrated with natural history scenes (different types of birds, fishes, and a rabbit), and is done with a very accomplished calligraphy. It records the marriages happened during the last years of the 18th century and beginnings of the 19th, from the towns of Asumpcion Aculco y Sa Maria Magdalena Atlosolpan, the church of Santa Cruz de Acatlan (Naucalpan), including the temples in Indian districts of San Juan Bautista (San Juan o San Juanico Nextipac), Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Aculco, Iztapalapa) and Santa Maria Magdalena Atlasolpa (Magdalena Atlasolpa, Iztapalapa). The ledger is mostly about the marriages occurred in Iztapalapa and Naucalpan. The Nahuatl town of Naucalpan was an Aztec founded village in the outside northwest of Tenochtitlan. During the Spanish colony, Naucalpan was one of the most important evangelization sites. Now is a city and municipality located northwest of Mexico City in the adjoining State of Mexico. The Indian town of Iztapalapa was a Pre-Hispanic village in the shores of the Texcoco Lake nearby Mexico City that would become a “corregimiento” (colonial country subdivisions for administrative purposes) headed by Mexicaltzingo and later an Alcaldia Mayor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ilici, hoi la Villa de Elche, ilustrada con varios discursos

      Francisco Burguete, Valencia 1771 - Encuadernación de época en plena piel con algunas imperfecciones, formato 4º. 1 h. 246 p. portada y primera hoja con leves marcas de óxido. Buen estado general [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Krankheiten welche in den brittischen Feldlazarethen in Deutschland vom Januar 1761 bis zu der Rückkehr der Truppen nach Engelland im März 1763 am häufigsten gewesen. Nebst einem Versuche über die Mittel die Gesundheit der Soldaten zu erhalten, und Feldlazarethe anzulegen. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johann ERnst Wichmann. Angebunden: D. Monro, Kriegs-Arztneywissenschafft, oder Abhandlung von den Krankheiten welche unter den Truppen im Felde und in Besatzungen am gewöhnlichsten sind, Erster Band 1771.

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        Archive of Documents and Correspondence of Antoine Guerry Duclaud, native of La Rochefoucauld, French Officer, Deserter, Slave Trader and Plantation Owner in Surinam, beginning with his arrival in Surinam in 1771, to 1775

      Archive of manuscript documents, correspondence, etc., 46 items, 162 pages, text in French and Dutch, from Surinam 1771-1775. Archive of manuscript materials which document the life of Antoine Guerry Duclaud, a French officer, who had destered, and travalled to Surinam via Guinea, with 12 slaves to set up as a planter in that colony. He settled in the coastal city of Paramaribo. Surinam was a center of the slave trade. Duclaud arrived in Surinam at a time of great distress occasioned by an increase in raids upon the plantations of the colony by an "army" of some "three to four thousand escaped slaves", called Maroons or "Djukas", some three to four thousand, who swept down upon the planters to seize goods, and who killed every white person who fell into their hands, in what Duclaud describes as "very imaginative ways." Surinam had some 200 plantations the work on which was performed by some 13,000 slaves. The plantations produced, sugar, coffee, cocoa and cotton. Conditions for the slaves were by every measure horrific, life expectancy for slaves in South America was extremely short. Climate, working and living conditions, and disease were especially deadly. Duclaud describes the tense situation in detail, each household was required to be armed and to help patrol the colony. Duclaud does not become a planter, but instead goes into business renting the slaves he brought with him from Guinea. The economic conditions of the colony worsen as the violence increases. Duclaud becomes depressed as the prospects worsen in his new home, he jumps at the chance to return to Europe, when his sisters inform him of the possibility of a pardon for deserting. Duclaud sells his property, house, furniture and slaves and returns to France in 1775. The archive presents a rare look at slavery and conditions in 18th century colonial Surinam. Duclaud's Residence and Plantation in Surinam 7 manuscript documents, Paramaribo, Surinam 1772-1774, in French, folio, 23 pages. Details the expenses incurred for my house including furniture and other commodities. Rare and interesting documents which detail the materials used to build the house, and the purchase of its furnishings. And a similar document in Dutch, folio, 9 pages. Contract made with "sieur Dupuy" a gentleman, before returning to Europe, yielding his effects, and the lease of his home and shop. "Notte des meubles et réparations que j'ay faitte faire dans cette maison appartenant à Daniel Scheneman que je promets et m'oblige de livrer au sieur Dupyx ou à son ordre le premier février 1775 tels qu'ils seront …" But as Mr. Dupuy could not honor his purchase, the entirety was finally sold to Mr. Pujol. The document bears the signatures of the interested parties as well as witnesses. Folio, 4 pages. 3 documents, in Dutch, wills and powers of attorney. Folio, 10 pages. Transport of Slaves Autograph Document signed by Captain Ary van den Pot, Paramaribo, 20 December, 1771, one sheet oblong octavo, in Dutch. Captain Pot's receipt of 300 florins for the transport of slaves. This was the price paid by Guerry Duclaud to bring his twelve slaves from Guinea to Surinam, although two of them died during the voyage. SurinamLong detailed Autograph letter signed from Guerry Duclaud, Paramaribo, October 20, 1772, to his sisters in La Rochefoucauld, folio, 3 ½ closely written pages. Duclaud recounts in great detail his adventure thus far: "Mes tres cheres Seurs, … J'ay employé ma poudre d'or pour acheter des Nègres et suis party le 6 8bre 1771 de la côte de Guynée. Il m'en a couté 100 florins pour ma personne et 60 florins pour chaque nègre, il m'en est mort 2 de douze, reste dix qui sont arrivés icy bien portant. Quand à moy j'ay eu quelques accès de fièvre pendant le voyage puis à peu près le corps rempli de boutons et maigre comme un morceau de bois. Mais quoique j'eusse à bord du navire la table du capitaine, j'avois eu soin d'embarquer des provisions tant pour moy que pour mes nègres qui m'ont bien servi, car sy je n'eus eu autre chose que la nourriture du navire, je croy que l'on m'aurois enterré dans l'eau salée puisque le chirurgien n'avoit seullement pas de médicine et grâce a Dieu je suis débarqué icy le 11 Xbre 1771; on appelle ce pays icy Suriname du nom de la rivière de Suriname qui est extrêmement grande, que les navires remontent jusqu'à une colonie appellée Paramaribo, là où je demeure et m'y suis établi marchand dans la rue de la Compagnie près la port. C'est une fort belle ville bien batie et riche. Les Francais ont leur colonie à trente lieues de la qu'on appelle CaÓ±aine. Les habitants sont du long de la rivière, on y cultive le sucre et le caffé. Chaque habitant a 200 ou 300 negres et recueillent de gros revenus mais avec de grands risques. Il arrive des choses bien tristes et de grandes cruautez que commettent plus de trois ou quatre mille nègres qui sont fugitifs dans les bois qui viennent comme par régiment piller plusieurs habitations enlevant tous les effets et les nègres assassinent tous les Blancs qui s'y trouvent; ils inventent touttes sortes de manières pour les faire mourir a petit feu; jamais Damiens n'a souffert sy cruel suplice que ces gens là font souffrir a ceux qui leur tombent entre les mains. Jugez sy cela est de la dernière conséquence puisqu'on a envoyé toutte la garnison d'icy pour les prendre sans pouvoir réussir et on force tous les bourgeois de monter la garde pour deffendre cette colonie. Les magistrats font visiter toutes les maisons pour voir sy chaque bourgeois est bien armé et sy on n'as pas ce qu'il faut on condamne à de grosses amandes …" Duclaud writes at length about his family, his acquaintances, his desire to be married, to repay the money he owes to certain traders, and the costs and difficulties of his financial affairs. Especially the maintenance of his 10 slaves, several of whom he rents: "… je n'ay à la maison que 6 nègres, 4 filles et 2 hommes, j'en ay 2 qui sont loués a un capitaine de navire qui gagne chacun 24 sols par jour, 2 qui sont chez un maître charpentier pour 2 ans sans en retirer un sol bien au contraire, je paye 100 florins par tete pour chaque …" Duclaud, Guerry, Autograph Letter Signed, Paramaribo, April 1773, to his sisters in La Rochefoucauld, quarto, 3 pages. Not having received a reply to his previous letter, Duclaud writes another, six months later, which describes the events recounted in his earlier letter, but with les detail, his departure from Guinea with several slaves he had purchased, his arrival in Surinam and the revolt of the slaves, his wish to return to Europe, when he would no longer be considered a deserter, news of his family and of hs new "petite entreprise" - renting slaves: "… Vous savez qu'un nouvel établissement est fort couteux et qu'un négociant n'a de credit qu'à proportion qu'il donne de contant, c'est pourquoy j'ay employé mes fons pour établir un commerce qui puisse me procurer du pain pour vous et pour moy…" Duclaud, Guerry, Autograph Letter Signed, Paramaribo, March 18, 1774 to his sisters in La Rochefoucauld, folio, two pages A year later, Duclaud received news from his family, of his return to grace which makes him wild with joy. He then decided to sell everything and return to France. He paints a dark picture of the state of the colony in Surinam: "… Vos lettres font déjà bien du remue menage dans mes affaires, j'ay passé un contrat par lequel je vends tous les meubles de ma boutique vidés: c'est a dire de grandes armoyres vitrées qui en font tout le tour ainsy que les tables et m'oblige à le livrer à l'achetteur le premier février 1775 et moyennant la somme de neuf cents florins argent d'Hollande quoy qu'il me coute à moy quatorze cent f. Vous voyez ce que j'y perds. J'avais contracte la maison ou je suis pour cinq ans mais il m'accorde que celuy qui achette les meubles prendra aussy la maison, il me faut à présent toujours vandre et ne rien faire venir, pour faire rentrer ce que j'ay dans le livre; je n'en seray pas quitte sans faire de grandes pertes et mes nègres sachant qu'ils vont changer de Maître combine grand sera le pillage, il n'y a point d'argent dans ce pays icy, on n'y négocie que par lettres de change et à présent que la colonie est en désastre par rapport aux négres marons, les lettres des meilleurs habitans sont touttes protestées car les negociants d'Amsterdam ne prêtent que sur l'hipotèque des habitants. Ils prennent du caffé pour les intérets mais personne ne veut plus hazarder parce que les nègres marons venant sur une habitation ils la ruinent de fond en comble et tout est perdu pour les payeurs de ces lettres. Sy par malheur j'address à ceux là c'est comme sy je mettais le feu à ma maison. Sy j'emporte du caffé, je perdray la moytié dessus. Les francais en apportent tant de leurs colonies en Hollande qu'il y est meilleur marché qu'icy. Le port qui coute bien cher et de gros droits qu'il y a à payer pour le sortir de cette colonie, je prends mes arrangements pour partir d'icy au mois de mars de l'année prochaine…" The letter continues as Duclaud envisages his new life in his native country. Slave Rental Manuscript Document, signed by Guerry Duclaud, one sheet oblong small quarto, dated Paramribo, December 6, 1774. Having decided to return to Europe, the contract for the rental of two slaves is broken. "G. Duclaud étant dans le dessein de repatrier, il n'est par conséquent plus a meme de me louer le nègre Arlequin et la négresse appellee Memi et comme on m'a promis la vandition pour le 7 Décembre, je les vandray suivant son ordre et promets de luy en rembourser l'argent qui en proviendra. Cytot que je l'auray reçu du comptoir à condition que ledit Duclaud m'en payera les dépans … Pour preuve convaincante que j'ay donné mon consentemant à la vente dudit nègre et de la ditte négresse j'ay signe le present." Docketed on verso: "Permission donnée à M. Legros de vandre 2 nègres." (Guerry Duclaud had leased them to a ship's captain.) Drafts Group of 15 promissory notes issued by merchants and bankers of Surinam, payable at Amsterdam or The Hague. Most of them are partially printed forms completed in manuscript, for sums ranging from 500 and 1600 florins. Surinam 1774-1775. Includes: Draft of 1375 florins issued by the "comptoir des fugueurs" as payment for "Neegerhuuren" for rental of slaves " de waarde genooten door het Wegloopers Comptoir, in betaaling der vry gemaakte negers, verschuldige Neger buuren, tot anno 1773 inclusive, en extra Onkosten voor Commandoos en Buyten Posten …" Suriman, June 1, 1774. Document damaged on one side with paper loss. Invoices Group of 11 documents, Paramaribo, 1772-1775 Invoices for bottles of red wine, and "toile fine pour chemises", "une paire de mule, sleeve buttons, a parasol, for "jartieres et bouton pour une culotte soye", "fil pour vestes et culottes et poil de chevre", gallon brode, etc. Invoice of two cases of glasses, of Captain Kaskam, "Obligation donnee a Van der Meyer, officier au plantage Welgern de la Swaart Missy", two lists of various merchandise imported from Amsterdam. There is also an earlier document concerning his stay in Guinea: "Etat du transport d'Europe le 9 mars 1761 arrivé à la côte d'Afrique le 12 may 1761 – ceux qui sont morts", and on the back: "liste des gens qui sont passés avec moy à la côte de Guynee". Guerry Duclaud writes three list of names: those who have died (32), those who remain in Guinea, (8 including himself), and those who have returned to Europe (6). Return Voyage to Europe Jan Nepveu, (1719-1779), Governor General of the Colony of Surinam, partially printed document, signed: Paramaribo, Februrary 23, 1775. Some tears and defects, large red wax seal, perfectly preserved. Passport issued and signed by the Governor General of Surinam, permitting Guerry Duclaud to return to Europe. Back in Europe 3 letters by Guerry Duclaud, to his sisters, quarto, 6 pp., dated Amsterdam, Midelburg and Paris May – July 1775. Adrresses and postal markings on integral address leaves. Two days after his arrival in Europe, Duclaud writes: "… après un heureux voyage de trois mois, on doit toujours l'appeler heureux cy tells qu'on arrive à bon port car nous avons éprouvé la rigeur de plusieurs tempêtes." Duclaud then describes the steps he planned to take in order to receive his reprieve: "Ce qu'il y a de sur que je ne ranteray point sans ester bien sur de mon fait … Je suis en équilibre entre La Rochefoucauld et Suriname, quoyque s'il m'est possible, je vous iray voir pour passer l'hyver an France. Informez vous du sacre du roy, s'il y a un pardon general …" Duclaud made inquiries with the Compagnie des Indes about arranging to pay his invoices, with the ambassador to obtain his pardon papers, pointed out difficulties in recovering his money and his ardent desire to return to his family and relations. "Présentez mes respects a M. Marantain et ditte luy que j'aporte deux perroquets gris don't il y en a un de destiné pour luy prouver ma reconnaissance, il est pareil a celuy que j'ay vu chez luy quand on maria Margueritte …" He is happy to return to La Rochefoucauld after an absence of 16 years, and he feels that it has changed for the better. Accompanied by two accounts with a Dutch merchant, Amsterdam, June, 1775, and with two manuscripts pertaining to Duclaud: "Livre concernant Le Fournier fait le 13 8bre 1780 suivant le compte arrété sur mon journal" Book of accounts kept from 1780 – 1794, octavo, 50 pages, plus blanks Act of procedure between: "Messieurs les officiers municpaux de la ville de La Rochefoucauld, demandeurs en saisie reéelle en conséquence de la sentence rendue au tribunal de l'intendance de la généralité de Limoges du 5 septembre mil sept cent quatre vingt deux, qui les sonserve dans leurs droits sur les biens de Pierre Paintaud principal débiteur, dans laqulle sentence ledit sieur Guerry Duclaud, bourgeois, étoit parttie…" quarto, 38 pp.

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        The History of the Herculean Straits, Now Called the Straits of Gibraltar: Including those Ports of Spain and Barbary that Lie Contiguous Thereto.

      London: Rivington, 1771. FIRST EDITION. In two volumes. Quarto. pp. x, 379; ii, 414. With 13 folding and 4 single-page or in-text copper plate engravings, mainly being plans and maps. Some views of the rock of Gibraltar and reproductions of notable Moorish inscriptions. In recent full mottled brown calf with raised bands and gilt titles to red and black labels on spines.Very occasional pencil marginalia. Some small tears (c.1cm) to creases of folding plates, and 2cm tear to edge of p. 379/380 vol. II. Text unaffected. Generally very clean and crisp; a rare near-fine copy in a beautiful new binding. Inspired by a six year period of residence on Gibraltar with the British garrison, Thomas set out to write the complete history of the Straits of Gibraltar from the time of the first Phoenician trading settlements.

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        Abrégé chronologique de l'histoire ecclésiastique civile et littéraire de Bourgogne. Depuis l'établissement des Bourguignons dans les Gaules, jusqu'à l'année 1772. Par M. Mille

      Chez Causse & Chez Delalain, 1771. Pleine reliure de papier marbré. Pièces de titre. En 3 volumes.Complet. t1 Préface XX, introduction XLI 420p., grande carte dépliante; t2 LXIII 463p.; t3 XLVII 422p. Table in fine. Exemplaire dans sa reliure papier de l'époque. Bel état de la carte exempt de déchirures. Dos des volumes insolés et légers frottements aux coiffes. Néanmoins bon exemplaire solide et frais. 

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        Partie Occidentale De L' Empire de Russie…

      Paris: 1771 - Engraved map, two sheets joined together, 27" x 20", hand colored in outline, title cartouche in center of map. Ample margins, some minor aging, fold slightly visible; otherwise very good plus to near fine. Impression is bright and clean. Rigobert Boone (1727-1795) succeeded Bellin as the Royal Cartographer of France. He produced highly respected maps during his day, and was know for his accurate detail. This is an attractive and detailed large map of Russia. Sometimes this map is presented in two separate pages with a middle border, but this one is joined together, and actually looks better than the other version. The map itself covers Russia from the Baltic Sea to Siberia, and the Bering Straits. The map also covers European Russia, and its sub divisions, and a large title cartouche is in the center of the map in the upper section. Norwich.

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        Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland


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        Recueil d'estampes gravées d'après les tableaux du cabinet de Monsieur le duc de Choiseul.

      Paris Selbstverlag Format: Gr-4° 12 S gestochener Text Mit Kupfertitel gestochenem Porträt gestochenem Widmungsblatt und 128 Kupfern auf 125 Tafeln Halbpergament des 19 Jahrhunderts mit 2 goldgeprägten Lederrückenschildern in Blau und Rot Rückenfileten und Goldstempeln breiten Pergamentecken und Marmorpapier-Deckelbezügen sowie marmoriertem Kopfschnitt Gelenke von oben leicht eingerissen Kapital minimal lädiert 1771 - *** Erste Ausgabe eines der kostbar aufgemachtesten Galeriewerke des Rokoko. Er enthält fein gestochene Tafeln mit Werken flämischer, holländischer, französischer und italienischer Künstler des 17. bis 18. Jahrhunderts, darunter Gerard ter Borch, Pieter Breughel, Anthonis van Dyck, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Louis Le Nain, Claude Lorrain, Gabriel Metsu, Adriaen van Ostade, Paulus Potter, Rembrandt van Rijn, Hubert Robert, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Ruisdael, David Teniers, Tizian Vecellio, Philips Wouwerman und vielen mehr. Eines der Meisterwerke der Galerie Choiseul ist ein Selbstbildnis von Rembrandt oder das Kinderbild der Clarissa Strozzi mit Hündchen von Tizian, das sich heute in der Berliner Gemäldegalerie befindet.Es ist zugleich der umfangreiche Katalog der grandiosen Sammlung des Grafen Étienne-François de Choiseul (1719-1785), eines der klügsten Köpfe Frankreichs und bedeutendsten Staatsmannes des Ancien Régimes. Als Günstling der Madame de Pompadour erlangte er größten Ruhm und baute eine der wertvollsten Gemäldesammlungen auf, von der er sich aber kurz nach Erscheinen von Basans Katalog trennen musste. Nach dem Tode der Pompadour stützte Choiseul in der Gunst des Königs Ludwig XV. ab, und Ludwig XVI. erhob ihn auch nicht wieder in ein neues einflussreiches Amt, so dass es 1772 zu einer aufsehenerregenden Auktion der „Collection Choiseul" kam. Der vorliegende Katalog ist also die "Trés belles collection bien gravée, d'après les magnifiques tableaux que le duc de Choiseul vendit aprés sa disgrâce en 1772" (Cohen), die dokumentarischen Charakter hat, kann man doch daran gut die Vorlieben eines französischen Adeligen des Rokoko studieren. Unter den ikonographischen Themen befinden sich auch zahlreiche Bauern- und Genreszenen, aber auch Berufsdarstellungen, Schiffe, Landschaften, Allegorien und Capriccios. Die Kupfer sind 1-123 nummeriert, dazu kommen die Tafeln 68*-69*, 76*, 78* und 101*; die Abbildungen 3/4 und 93/94 befinden sich jeweils auf einer Tafel. Kaum wahrnehmbare Fleckchen oder papierbedingte Knickspuren, insgesamt durchgehend frisch und in bester Erhaltung, bemerkenswert breitrandig und unbeschnitten. Sehr schönes Exemplar dieses sehr seltenen frühen Galeriewerkes. Cohen-de Ricci 115. Fürstenberg 104, 114, 143 und 151. Graesse I, 306. Erste Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Honneur François, ou Histoire des Vertus et des Exploits de notre Nation. En 8 TOMES

      1771. COSTARD J.P.. 1771. In-16.Carré. Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur acceptable. Bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Relié plein veau marbré. Pièces de titre. Titre, tomaison et caissons dorés sur le dos à 5 nerfs. Tranches dorées. Epidermures. Coins et tranches des plats frottés. Quelques manques de cuir sur les plats. Tome IV dans un état passable, avec un manque assez important sur le 2nd plat, avec quelques marges brulées en fin d'ouvrage. Depuis l'Etablissement de la Monarchie jusqu'à nos jours. TOME I (372 pages) : Charlemagne, Louis II, Hugues-Capet, Louis IX ... TOME II (516 pages) : Philippe IV, Louis X, Jean II, Charles V ... TOME III (507 pages) : Charles VII, Louis XI, Charles VIII ... TOME IV (466 pages) : Louis XII, François 1er. TOME V (418 pages) : Henri II, Charles IX, Henri IV ... TOME VI (522 pages) : Louis XIII. TOME VII (470 pages) : Louis XIV. TOME VIII (507 pages) : Louis XIV et Louis XV. INTROUVABLE

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        Das jubilierende Marchtall, oder Lebensgeschichte des Hochseligen Konrad Kneers weiland dreyzehnten Abtens des besagten unmittelbaren freyen Reichsstifts, des heiligen exempten Ordens von Prämonstrat an der Donau in Schwaben.

      \"Auf Kosten des Reichsstifts Marchtall\", 1771. Orig.Erstausgabe; 290 Seiten; 3 Kupfertafeln; Gebundene Ausgabe Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten Kloster-Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier leicht nachgedunkelt; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut, ALTSCHRIFT! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        A SYSTEM Of PLEADING. Including a Translation of the DOCTRINA PLACITANDI, or The ART and SCIENCE of PLEADING: Originally Written by Samson Euer, Serjeant at Law, and Now First Translated from the Obsolete Norman French.

      London, printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, for William Owen, 1771.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1771. 4to, approximately 265 x 205, 10½ x 8 inches, pages: xxii, [14], vii, 1-480, page 407 misplaced between pages 400 & 401, bound in full antique calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine. Binding rubbed and slightly scuffed, some small stains to covers, small crack to top of upper hinges and another to the bottom of lower hinge, slight chipping to head of spine, corner slightly worn with board just showing at tips, title label slightly chipped with loss to gilt lettering, covers still firmly attached, 3 margins have small closed tears neatly repaired, not affecting text, pale age-browning to pages, pastedowns and endpapers a little dusty with light stains to edges, 1 margin has neat old ink marginalier, occasional pale mark to margins, 2 neat old ink names to first endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. See: Maxwell, A Bibliography of English Law from 1651-1800, Volume 2, page 74, No.43. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Traité des sels, dans lequel on demontre qu'ils sont composés d'une terre subtile, intimement combinée avec de l'eau.

      Paris, Chez Vincent, 1771, 8vo (cm. 10 x 16) legatura in piena pelle coeva con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, cinque snodi, tagli rossi, pp. XXIV-480. Prima edizione francese. Personalità controversa, Stahl (1660 - 1734) fu il creatore della teoria flogistica che dominò la chimica sino alla fine del XVIII secolo. Studiò medicina a Jena, fu professore ad Halle nel 1694, ed occupò l'incarico di Primo Medico reale a Berlino dal 1715 al 1734. Figura di primo piano della sua epoca in chimica e medicina, i suoi tributi ad entrambe le discipline furono assai importanti, in quanto fornivano un collegamento vitale tra i vecchi concetti ed i nuovi, che erano basati sulla sperimentazione. In quest'opera tradotta da D'Holbach, egli tenta di dimostrare che i sali erano terra miscelata con acqua. Fornisce inoltre dettagli sulle varie composizioni di sali, i relativi fenomeni e le loro cause. Cole 124/C; Duveen 561; Edelstein 2192; Ferchl 514; Ferguson II - 397; Partington III - 653/686.

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        Il filosofo viaggiatore in un paese incognito alli abitanti della terra.

      Selenopoli (Firenze), Stamperia Bonducciana, 1771. Due parti in un volume in-12ø; titolo inciso, 246 pp., 1 c.b. - titolo inciso, 280 pp.; legatura coeva in mezza pergamena, tassello con titolo in oro al dorso (minimi difetti ai piatti). Bell'esemplare. Rara prima edizione italiana curata dall'autore (prima edizione: Amsterdam 1761). Romanzo utopico che racconta del viaggio fantastico di un uomo partito dalle cascate del Niagara su una strana nave volante diretta a Selenopoli, citt... ideale sulla luna. Il libro ben rappresenta la riflessione illuminista e progressista europea della seconda met... del Settecento; significativi i titoli di alcuni capitoli: Vanit... delle Nazioni; Dell'Educazione; Delle Mode; Del Dispotismo; Dell'attrazione intellettuale per servire da supplemento alla fisica di Newton. Two parts in one 12° volume; engraved frontispiece with title, 246 pp., 1 blank leaf - engraved frontispiece with title, 280 pp.; contemporary half vellum, label lettered in gilt on spine, marbled paper covers (minor defects on sides). Few faint marginal foxing on scattered leaves. Nice copy. Rare first Italian edition taken from the original French work published in 1761 in Amsterdam. The work describes the imaginary journey of the author to Selenopoli, an ideal city on the Moon. A very interesting example of utopian literary genre, the text provides us with a modern view on several controversial subjects such as education, fashion, government, politics and so on: see chapters like Vanità delle Nazioni; Dell'Educazione; Delle Mode; Del Dispotismo; Dell'attrazione intellettuale per servire da supplemento alla fisica di Newton. The work was published anonymously and was ascribed to different names. In 1769 "La France litte?raire" definitely defined D. J. de Villeneuve as the author. Parenti, p. 182. Negley 1141 (prima edizione).

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        L'art de former les jardins modernes ou l'art des jardins anglais.

      Paris, Jombert, 1771. ____ Première édition française. C'est le premier ouvrage sur la composition des jardins anglais. Le traducteur, Latapie, a ajouté un "Discours préliminaire sur l'origine de l'art, des notes sur le texte & une description détaillée des jardins de Stowe", avec une planche dépliante gravée. Légères rousseurs, coins frottés, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. ***** First french edition. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilted with nerves, red edges. Light foxing, corners rubbed, else a fine copy. In-8. [200 x 122 mm] Collation : LXIV, 404, (2) pp., 1 planche. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Natur und Wesen der Staaten

      Mitau, Steidel, 1771. - als die Quelle aller Regierungswissenschaften und Gesezze. 26 Blatt, 606 Seiten, 19 Blatt, schöner Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, 20,5 x 12,5 cm, Einband leicht berieben, sonst gut erhalten, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, aus der Bibliothek Franziska von Hohenheim, seit 1786 Herzogin von Württemberg. Titelauflage des 1760 erstmalig erschienenen Werkes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des douze Césars de Suétone

      Chez Saillant & Nyon, libraires, Paris 1771 - 4 volumen(es)/volume(s) varias páginas

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        An Historical Collection of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean


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        The Adventures of a Bank Note


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        Soins faciles pour la propreté de la bouche, pour la conservation des dents & pour faire éviter aux enfans les accidents de la dentition. Ouvrage où l'on donne aussi les moyens de reconnoître le charlatanisme d'un grand nombre d'opérations qui se pratiquent sur les dents, surtout à leur renouvellement & à leur arrangement dans la jeunesse. Nouvelle édition considérablement augmentée.

      Paris, J. Th. Hérissant, 1771, in 16, de 248pp. 2ff., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, qq. rousseurs et coins lég. usés. Dernière édition augmentée, l'édition originale de 1759 n'avait que 136 pages. Etienne Bourdet, disciple de Pierre Fauchard, fut un des plus remarquables dentistes de son temps, chirugien-dentiste de Louis XV, il sera anobli par ce dernier. On y trouve des observations sur la disposition et la blancheur des dents, sur l'émail, sur la formation des dents, les gencives, le propreté de la bouche, les dents artificielles, les soins à donner aux enfants... ¶ David p.39 - Poletti p.31 - Weinberger p.316 - Guerini p. 309 "A celebrated dentist and elegant writer, in whom the gifts of literary and scientific culture were coupled with a vast experience and a profound spirit of observaton." - Blake p.61 - Pas d'ex. de cette édition dans le Wellcome cat.

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        Dichiarazioni di tutto ciò che vi ha o difficile da intendersi o piu' interessante in ogni parte del Breviario Romano dal principio sino al fine, in 3 tomi

      Eredi della Stamperia Bellelli, 1771. in 4° (cm 24,4x17,5), pp. xxii, VIII, 332; VIII, 391; XII, 344; leg. coeva in p / perg., tagli spruzz., 3 front. in rosso e nero con vignette differenti nei 3 voll., testatine, capil. e finalini in xilogr., insegna del vescovo Bufalini al verso dell'occhietto del 1° vol., a cui l'opera è dedicata. Lievi arrossamenti ma voll. solidi con carta forte. Raro, presente solo in 4 bibl. ital. 264 / 29 269

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        Fructologie, ou Description des arbres fruitiers ainsi que des fruits que l'on plante et qu'on cultive ordinairement dans les jardins . . . [bound with] Pomologie, ou description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires, Que l'on estime & cultive le plus, soit aux Pais-Bas, soit en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre, &c.

      Amsterdam Chez M. Magérus, Libraire MDCCLXXI [1771] Rare French Edition of the first compendium of fruit arboriculture with 39 folding copper-engraved plates in fine contemporary hand coloring. Two foolscap-folio volumes bound in one: [ii],160,[iv],161-205,[1], with 19 plates (quince, cherry, plum, fig, currant, almond, chestnut, apricot, and other fruits and nuts) and large woodcut tailpieces; [ii],339 [i.e. 139]pp, with 20 plates by Jacob Folkema and Jan Caspar Philips (showing 103 apple varieties and 82 varieties of pears, with such evocative name as red apple paradise, Queen of England, siren lemon, and Mrs. Thigh). Title and preface from the Leeuwarden edition of 1766 bound in between Rr2 and Ss. Elegantly bound in early mottled calf, spine richly gilt in seven compartments divided by raised bands, green morocco lettering piece gilt, edges stained red, plain period end papers. An excellent copy of a superb production, the only notable flaw being three plates and several quires, as well as end papers and fly leaves, evenly browned. Hunt 620. Nissen BBI 1077 and 1079. Landwehr (Dutch Books with Coloured Plates) 90 and 94. Bunyard, Guide to the Literature of Pomology, p. 439. Oak Spring Pomona, p. 131. Burnet III 681. Fine ¶ Both titles often found bound together. First published at Leeuwarden, in Dutch, in 1758 (Nissen BBI 1077). Knoop was head gardener to the Dowager Princess of Orange at Marienburg and is considered, with Duhamel du Monceau, the father of pomology. Especially with the Pomologia, he broke new ground: Knoop was first to publish scientific explanations of apples and pears from Dutch, German, English and French regions. The book's many beautiful illustrations almost appear three-dimensional through the use of shadow effects. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        ESTATUTOS de la Real Academia de Ciencias Naturales, y Artes de la ciudad de Barcelona.

      En Barcelona, por Francisco Suriá, y Burgada, 1771. - in-4. 1 planche gravée. 1f. 69pp. 1f. Pleine basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale. Premiers statuts de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Naturelles et des Arts de Barcelone, qui incluait aussi la Physique et la Chimie: division en départements avec la détail du fonctionnement de chacun d'eux (Algèbre et Géométrie, Statique, Hydrostatique et Météorologie, Electricité, Magnétisme, et autres attractions, Optique, Pneumatique et Acoustique, Histoire Naturelle, Botanique, Chimie, et enfin Agriculture); administration de l'Académie; célébrations des réunions, etc. Le volume s'ouvre sur une belle planche gravée à toute page aux armes de la maison royale d'Espagne. Superbe exemplaire à l'état de neuf. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. 5 vols.

      Printed for J. Whiston, &c. 1771/1771 Vol. I with engr. portraits, 2 plates, & 2 folding maps; vol. IV with folding plate. WITH: The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. 4 vols. 9 vols in all. Uniformly bound in sl. later full spinkled calf, spines gilt in compartments, maroon & green morocco labels. Armorial bookplates in all vols of Elizabeth Bell. A v.g. attractive set.ESTC: The Iliad: T90241; The Odyssey: T90240. ESTC notes these two works were 'sometimes issued together', and that the notes were written in part by William Broome, and the 'Essay on the Life, Writings, and Learning of Homer' by T. Parnell. At the end of vol. IV of The Odyssey, Homer's Battle of the Frogs and Mice, 'by Mr. Archdeacon Parnel [sic]. Corrected by Mr. Pope', 22pp separately paginated. The first part of Pope's translation of The Iliad appeared in 1715, subsequent instalments appearing over the next five years. It was generally well received, prompting Pope to attempt The Odyssey, which was first presented to the public in 1726.

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        Johann David Michaelis deutsche Uebersetzung des Alten Testaments mit Anmerkungen für Ungelehrte. 11 (v. 13 Bänden).

      Göttingen und Gotha: bey Johann Christian Dieterich bzw. bey der Wittwe Vandenhoeck 1771 - 1782. Erste Auflage (3. mit 11. Theil) bzw. zweite Auflage (1. und 2. Theil). LXIV, 90 S., 190 S. Anmerk. ; [7] Bl., 136, 216 S. Anmerk. ; 196 S., 174 S. ; 104 S., 82 S. Anmerk. u.1 Taf. mit einem gefalt. Kupferstich 26x22 cm (Cerast [gehörnte Schlange] nach Zeichnung von Johann Ellis). ; 90 S., 100 S. Anmerk. ; 3 Bll., 122 S., 157 S. Anmerk. ; 1 Bl., 156 S., 208 S. ; 3 Bll., 238 S., 258 S. Anmerk. ; 94 S., 164 S. Anmerk. 2 Bll. ; 1 Bl., 74 S., 192 (2) S. Anmerk. ; XXXVI, S. 75-128, S. 193-344 Anmerk. (S. 199/200 fehlen) ; 152 S., 186 S. Anmerk. ; 146 S., 38 S., 123 S., 130 S. Anmerk. ; 2 Bll., 110 S., 230 S. mit 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel 41x33 cm (Ricinus communis Linnaei Wunderbaum, gez. v. Doct. Med. F. W. Weiß in Göttingen, gest. v. J. C. Mayr in Nürnberg). Mit dreiseit. Rotschnitt. OLederbände auf 5 Bünden. 21x17 cm. -- KEINE REPRINTS! - Bis auf 1 fehlendes Blatt im 8. Band vollständig mit allen Seiten und Kupfern . -- Alle Bände: Ebde. berieben u. Kapitele gering beschädigt, Vor- u. Nachsätze m. Leimschatten, einige S. papierbedingt gebräunt, 1.Theil: Besitzervermerk u. Übersicht des Inhalts der 11 Theile auf Vorsatz, Theil 3: Hinterdeckel u. einige Bll. m. Fraßspuren ohne Textverlust, Theil 6: Vorder- u. Hinterdeckel, Titelei u. einige Bll. m. Fraßspur ohne Textverlust, Theil 7: Hinterdeckel außen beschädigt. 8.Theil: 1 Bl. fehlt (S. 199/200). --Folgende Bände sind vorhanden: 1.Theil: welcher das Buch Hiobs enthaelt. 2.Theil: welcher das erste Buch Mose enthaelt. 3.Theil: welcher das zweite und dritte Buch Mose enthalt. ; 4.Theil: welche das vierte Buch Mose enthaelt nebst einem gefalteten Kupfer. ; 5.Theil, erste Hälfte: welche die Buecher Josua und die Richter enthaelt. ; 5.Theil, zweite Hälfte: welche die Buecher Samuels und Ruth enthaelt. 6.Theil: welcher die Psalmen enthält. 7.Theil: Welcher die Sprüche und den Prediger Salomons enthaelt. 8.Theil, erste Hälfte: Welcher die Weissagungen Jessaiae enthaelt. I.-XXXIX. Capitel. 8. Theil, zweite Hälfte: Welcher die Weissagungen Jessaiae enthaelt XXXX.-LXVI. Capitel. 9.Theil: Welcher die Weissagungen und Klagelieder Jeremiae enthaelt. 10. Theil: welcher Ezechiel und Daniel enthaelt. 11.Theil: welcher die zwoelf kleinen Propheten enthaelt. Mit 1 Kupfertafel. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Religion, Judaica, Altes Testament.

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        Essai sur les dogmes de la métempsychose & du purgatoire enseignés par les Bramins de l'Indostan suivi d'un récit abrégé des dernières révolutions & de l'état présent de cet Empire tiré de l'anglois par Mr. Sinner, bibliothécaire...

      Berne, chez la Soc. Typographique, 1771, in 12, de 163pp. & 141pp., 2 parties en 1 vol. cart. d'attente époque, dos muet, bon exemplaire. Peu commun. ¶"Sinner prétend entre autres dans cet ouvrage que Pythagore s'instruisit aux Indes du dogme de la métempsychose. Il compare les cérémonies du Purgatoire de St Patrice en Irlande aux mystères d'Eleusis... " Dorbon n°4600 - "Travail d'érudition où l'auteur cherche à démontrer que les dogmes de l'immortalité de l'âme et de la nécessité des épreuves ont pris naissance en Orient, d'où il sont passés au Egyptiens, aux Grecs et aux Chrétiens." Caillet n°10222. Les deux parties portent les titres suivants : "Essay sur la religion ancienne des peuples de l'Indostan & des Bramins" et "Fragment de l'histoire de l'Indostan de Mr. Alex. Dow"

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        L'Art de former les jardins modernes ou l'art des jardins anglois. Traduit de l'Anglais. A quoi le traducteur a ajouté un discours préliminaire sur l'origine de l'art, des notes sur le texte & une description détaillée des jardins de Stowe...

      à Paris, chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1771, in 8°, de 1f. LXIV-404pp., ill. d'un grand plan gravé se dépl. de jardins de Stowe, cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, rousseurs aux premiers et derniers ff. sinon bon exemplaire. Première édition française dans la traduction du botaniste François de Paule Latapie (1739-1823) qui a ajouté une description détaillée des jardins de Stowe. Thomas Whately (1728-1772), secrétaire de Lord Grenville, chancelier de l'Echiquier, eut donc la possibilité de fréquenter de près les jardins de Stowe House. Son traité est d'importance et se situe avant ceux de Walpole et Repton, établissant ainsi l'esthétique du jardin à l'anglaise, privilégiant les points de vue pittoresques au sein d'une imitation artistique de la nature. Tomas Jefferson fut très influencé par le traité Whately, dont il disait "While his descriptions in point of style are models of perfect elegance and classical correctness, they are as remarkable for their exactness. I always walked over the gardens with his book in my hand, examined with attention the particular spots he described, found them so justly characterised by him as to be easily recognised, and saw with wonder, that his fine imagination had never been able to seduce him from the truth". "The most comprehensive work on the theory of landscape design developed by the natural school before the time of Humphrey Repton" (Blanche Henrey). ¶ de Ganay, Biblio. de l'art des jardins, 87.

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        R. P. Maximilianus Hell, ê S.J. Astronomus Regio Caesareus

      : 1771 : Mezzotint portrait, image 460 x 313mm; plate mark 540 x 380mm; sheet 542 x 381mm. Minor foxing in the margins, not visible on the engraved surface, a good strong impression. : Maximilian Hell (1720-1792), Jesuit astronomer and director of the Vienna Observatory is shown in Lapland dress during his visit to Norway to observe the transit of Venus. He remained in Norway for eight months after the transit, and the subsequent delay in publication was perhaps the cause of accusations that he falsified his data, a slur that was not disproved until the nineteenth century. A leading member of the distinguished German family of engravers Johann Gottfried Haid founded a school of mezzotint-engraving in Vienna in 1766, and was brother of Johann Jakob Haid, whose portrait of Du Châtelet is described above.

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        Mélanges de physique et de médecine

      Paris, P. G. Cavelier, 1771, in 8°, de IX-400pp., 1 planche gravée dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, coiffe sup. très lég. usée, sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale collective de ces mémoires de physique, de chimie et de médecine. Citons parmi ceux-ci : le Mémoire sur l'élévation et la suspension de l'eau dans l'air et sur la rosée, travail important qui ouvrit la voie aux théories de Lavoisier et Dalton sur l'évaporation de l'eau. Les autres mémoires traitent des eaux minérales, de la vision et su phénomène d'accommodation de l'oeil. ¶ Dezeimeris III/441: "Les principaux ouvrages de Leroy ont pour objet les eaux minérales et les points les plus importants de la médecine pratique, tels que les fièvres et le prognostic des maladies aiguës." - DSB 8/255: "The value of Le Roy's theory was in its radically different approach to the problem of evaporation... by clearing away the arcane mechanisms that had been conceived by his predecessors & presenting instead a clear, testable hypothesis, he prepared the way for the important advancements in the theory of evaporation made by Lavoisier & Dalton."

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        Nieuwe ordonnantie doen maaken, en emaneren by burgemeesters en regeerders der stadt Vere. Op den visch-tol, afslag der visch, en wat verder daar toe zyn relatie is hebbende. [Middelburg], Suenonius Mandelgreen, [24 December 1746]. With:(2) Ordonnantie op den afslag der Verschen visch, binnen de stadt Vere, gelyk mede op den pligt van den keurmeester en den afslager.Middelburg, widow of Jakobus Pauwelsen, [6 July 1754, published 25 July]. (3) Ordonnantie op den afslag der Verschen visch, binnen de stad Vere.Vere, Chrristiaan Hendrik Held, [18 May 1771]. (4) [MANUSCRIPT]. Extract uit de notulen van weth[ouders] en raad der stad Vere.[Veere?], [18 July 1772-19 June 1773, 7 April 1787]. (5) Reglement voor die van de haven der stad Vere ter vis

      - Cf. Het Utrechts Archief 53 (De Beaufort family archive), item 242 (similar printed ordinance of 1771); NCC & STCN (2 copies of a 1770 ordinance by the Stadholder); for fishing and the fish tade in Veere: Kees Leeman, De geschiedenis van de Veerse visserij 1250-1961, 2nd ed., 1997. Contemporary collection of 4 extremely rare printed ordinances and regulations concerning fishery and the fish trade at Veere, near Middelburg in Zeeland, none recorded in NCC or STCN, plus 7 manuscript extracts from minutes of the meetings of the Veere city council on the same subject. The city had been a leading fish market place since the Middle Ages, held a privilege for the inspection and taxation of fish caught in the region and authorized the auctioneers. To avoid taxes some people transported fish out of the city before it was sold. The first three ordinances attempted to reassert control over the fish trade, though the fact that the authorities found it necessary to issue new ordinances every few years suggests they were not very successful. Each ordinance refers to the previous one, showing that the Council issued none between these three. The fourth printed item gives guild regulations for fishermen using the city harbour, who are required to register their crew members, keep them orderly and make payments to the guild. The manuscript begins on the final integral blank of the 1771 ordinance. From differences in the handwriting it appears that these extracts of minutes were written over the years as the issues came up in the Council. Amusingly, the family name of the printer and publisher of the 1774 regulations is "De Vin" (The Fin). In very good condition. Spine faded and tattered. A remarkable contemporary collection of unique items concerning fishery and the fish trade in Veere.

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