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        An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina, with their Indian Frontiers, Shewing in a distinct manner all the Mountains, Rivers, Swamps, Marshes, Bays, Creeks, Harbours, Sandbanks and Soundings on the Coasts, with the Roads and Indian Paths as well as the Boundary or Provincial Lines, the Several Townships and other divisions of the land in both the Provinces; the whole from Actual Surveys by Henry Mouzon and others

      London: R. Sayer & J. Bennet, May 30th, 1775 [but 1776]. Copper-engraved map, engraved by Samuel Turner Sparrow, on four sheets of two joined pairs, each pair measuring 21 1/2 x 55 7/8 inches, and if joined, would measure 43 x 55 7/8 inches, with original outline colour, in very good condition. A rare monumental work, one of the finest and most important maps of the Carolinas, which "appeared on the eve of the American Revolution, and its up-to-date geography made it the most widely consulted map of the area used in the war effort" (Degrees of Latitude, p.209). Arguably, the most handsome map of the Carolinas ever made, very finely engraved with inset maps of Charleston Harbor and Port Royal Harbor in the lower left, the map is so detailed and geographically advanced that it remained the seminal map of the Carolinas for the following two generations. Its appearance in the days leading up to the American Revolution ensured that it was the primary map used by field commanders on both sides as the dramatic events of the conflict unfolded in the Carolinas. This is demonstrated by the fact that the very copies used by three of the most important commanders are today preserved in libraries. George Washington's copy, folded and mounted on cloth, resides in the collection of The American Geographical Society. The French commander, the Comte de Rochambeau's copy in the Library of Congress; and British commander, Sir Henry Clinton's copy is housed in the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Henry Mouzon produced a map that was one of the finest expressions of American cartography in the years leading up to the Revolution; however, he remains one of the most enigmatic of all the mapmakers of this period. All that is known of him is that this masterly work was devised by Henry Mouzon of Craven County, who was a professional surveyor, and was described as having left "Sundry maps and two copper plates" in the inventory of his estate after his death in April, 1777. Mouzon first announced his intention to publish a map depicting just South Carolina in an advertisement in The South Carolina and American General Advertiser in the Spring of 1774. However, as Mouzon proceeded he elected to undertake the much greater endeavour of covering both Carolinas. The Carolinas were officially divided into two separate colonies, North and South, in 1730. Mouzon's great work was first published by the leading London firm of Sayer & Bennett in 1775. Upon publication, it became clear that Mouzon had surpassed all of his predecessors in terms of scope and accuracy of the region depicted. He largely derived his portrayal of South Carolina from the two excellent recent maps by the military engineer James Cook, A Map of South Carolina (1771) and A Map of the Province of South Carolina (1773). He was also well apprised of William De Brahm's monumental Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia (1757). Mouzon importantly improved upon these sources by providing greater definition to the rivers and more detail regarding the native settlements located to the west of the Cherokee Line. With regards to his depiction of North Carolina, Mouzon used John Abraham Collet's magnificent A Compleat Map of North-Carolina (1770) as a basis, but superseded it by adding the delineation of more counties and a far more accuarte delineation of the Catawba River and its tributaries. It would also seem that Mouzon consulted an alternate source for the depth soundings noted off of the coastline, as the hydrographic information is decidedly different from that used by Collet. This map exists in three states, of which the present copy represents the second state and which is distinguished from the former by the addition of "Fort Sullivan" to the inset of Charleston Harbour in the map's lower right. It was included in the 1776 edition of Thomas Jefferys' American Atlas, one of the most important works in the history of American cartography. Cumming, North Carolina in Maps, pp.21-22; Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps, 450; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, 83/1 & 150/13; Degrees of Latitude, 44; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America, p.187; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, p.298; Stevens & Tree, 'Comparative Cartography,' 11 (citing only the first and third states), in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        [Chart of the Harbour of Boston. Composed from different Surveys; but principally from that taken in 1769, by Mr. George Callendar, Late Master of His Majesty's Ship the Romney]

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', August 5th, 1775. Copper-engraved and etched map, with aquatint, on two joined sheets. Printed on laid paper with `J Bates' watermark and `JB' countermark, in excellent condition. 30 1/4 x 42 5/8 inches. The finest and most celebrated sea chart of Boston Harbor ever produced, and a highly important Revolutionary War map depicting details relating to the Siege of Boston This is one the most important maps contained in Des Barres' The Atlantic Neptune, and one of the most significant large-scale maps of the Revolutionary War. It provides an invaluable record of Boston at the beginning of the war, covering the area from the environs of the city out into the open waters of Massachusetts Bay. A particularly striking feature is the use of boldly etched and subtly aquatinted details to capture the diverse topography of the region, including the numerous hills, islands, and river estuaries. It is important to remember that this was issued as a working sea-chart, and as such the cartographer has naturally concentrated on features such as depth soundings, indicated by detailed lines and based on surveys by Samuel Holland and George Callendar, and the navigable channels between the harbor's numerous shoals, which are delicately outlined in stipple-engraving. Holland's original manuscript map is today preserved in the British Hydrographic Library at Taunton, Somerset. The present map shows the city of Boston, with its streets carefully outlined, occupying a pear-shaped peninsula, a position that would soon prove precarious to its British defenders in the escalating conflict. This is the second state (of five) of Des Barres' chart, and is identical to the Henry Stevens Collection, variant 96D, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. This state shows a number of notable changes when compared with the original, and was evidently altered to take particular account of the Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 to March 17, 1776). Henry Stevens noted that this state depicted the addition of "Numerous Forts, Batteries, Redoubts, &c. [which] have been inserted in many places, notably on the Charles Town peninsula, and on the mainland between 'Willis Creek' and 'Mystic River,' also on the east and north side of 'Charles River' below 'Cambridge'...[also] to the south of 'Boston Neck' and 'Dorchester Neck'...[This state] is almost as rare as the first state. It is found in some copies of the earliest edition of the Neptune." The accuracy, scope and artistic virtue of Des Barres's Chart of the Harbour of Boston was apparent to his contemporaries and it became the main source map of the area for decades to come. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American Colonies, Jamaica and Cuba, of which the present map is based on the work of Samuel Holland, conducted in the 1760s. The result was The Atlantic Neptune, which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres's synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (National Maritime Museum Catalogue). The Neptune eventually consisted of four volumes and Des Barres's dedication to the project was so strong that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of The Neptune, Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103. Cf. Guthorn,British Maps of the American Revolution, (referring to Holland's original manuscript) 59/3; Krieger & Cobb p.107 (1781 issue); Lingel, Atlantic Neptune N91.2; National Maritime Museum, Henry Stevens Collection K0713 HNS 96D; National Maritime Museum, Catalogue, 78-83; Nebenzahl Bibliography 3; Stevens, Bibliography of the Atlantic Neptune (unpublished) pp.211-216; Sellers & Van Ee, 945.

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        [CHART OF THE HARBOR OF BOSTON. COMPOSED FROM DIFFERENT SURVEYS; BUT PRINCIPALLY FROM THAT TAKEN IN 1769, BY MR. GEORGE CALLENDAR, LATE MASTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE ROMNEY]

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, Aug. 5, 1775.. Copper-engraved and etched map, with aquatint, on two joined sheets. Sheet size: 30 1/4 x 42 5/8 inches. Printed on laid paper with "J Bates" watermark and "JB" countermark. In excellent condition. The finest and most celebrated sea chart of Boston Harbor ever produced, and a highly important Revolutionary War map depicting details relating to the Siege of Boston. This is one the most important maps contained in Des Barres' THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, and one of the most significant large-scale maps of the Revolutionary War. It provides an invaluable record of Boston at the beginning of the war, covering the area from the environs of the city out into the open waters of Massachusetts Bay. A particularly striking feature is the use of boldly etched and subtly aquatinted details to capture the diverse topography of the region, including the numerous hills, islands, and river estuaries. It is important to remember that this was issued as a working sea chart, and as such the cartographer has naturally concentrated on features such as depth soundings, indicated by detailed lines and based on surveys by Samuel Holland and George Callendar, and the navigable channels between the harbor's numerous shoals, which are delicately outlined in stipple-engraving. Holland's original manuscript map is today preserved in the British Hydrographic Library at Taunton, Somerset. The present map shows the city of Boston, with its streets carefully outlined, occupying a pear-shaped peninsula, a position that would soon prove precarious to its British defenders in the escalating conflict. This is the second state (of five) of Des Barres' chart, and is identical to the HENRY STEVENS COLLECTION, variant 96D, in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. This state shows a number of notable changes when compared with the original, and was evidently altered to take particular account of the Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 to March 17, 1776). Henry Stevens noted that this state depicted the addition of "Numerous Forts, Batteries, Redoubts, &c. [which] have been inserted in many places, notably on the Charles Town peninsula, and on the mainland between 'Willis Creek' and 'Mystic River,' also on the east and north side of 'Charles River' below 'Cambridge'...[also] to the south of 'Boston Neck' and 'Dorchester Neck'...[This state] is almost as rare as the first state. It is found in some copies of the earliest edition of the Neptune." The accuracy, scope and artistic virtue of Des Barres' CHART OF THE HARBOUR OF BOSTON was apparent to his contemporaries and it became the main source map of the area for decades to come. Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres was born in Switzerland, where his Huguenot ancestors had fled following the repeal of the Edict of Nantes. He studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before immigrating to Britain where he trained at the Royal Military College, Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the legendary future explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years' War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With these extremely accurate surveys in hand, Des Barres returned to London in 1774, where the Royal Navy charged him with the Herculean task of producing the atlas. He was gradually forwarded the manuscripts of numerous advanced surveys conducted by British cartographers in the American colonies, Jamaica, and Cuba, of which the present map is based on the work of Samuel Holland, conducted in the 1760s. The result was THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, which became the most celebrated sea atlas of its era, containing the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres' synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CATALOGUE). THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE eventually consisted of four volumes and Des Barres' dedication to the project was so strong that often at his own expense he continually updated and added new charts and views to various editions up until 1784, producing over 250 charts and views, many appearing in several variations. All of these charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, such that in many cases they remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Following the completion of THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, Des Barres returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, living to the advanced age of 103. GUTHORN (referring to Holland's original mansucripts) 59/3 A. Krieger & D. Cobb, MAPPING BOSTON, p.107 (image of the 1781 issue of the same chart). R. Lingel, "The Atlantic Neptune" in BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, Vol. 40, No. 7 (July 1936), N91.2. NEBENZAHL 3. NMM III, p.383 (ref). Stevens, "Bibliography of the Atlantic Neptune" (unpublished), pp.211-16.

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        The American Atlas: or, A Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America. Wherein Are Delineated at Large, Its Several Regions, Countries, States, and Islands; and Chiefly the British Colonies

      London: Printed and Sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map and Print Sellers, 1775. First edition. Maps in fine condition, clean, crisp and clear with no foxing or browning. Folio (approx. 21-7/8 x 15-3/4 inches). Illustrated with 22 maps, most large fold out with coloured outlines rebound to period with three quarter brown calf over marbled boards & 1. ( #1, 2, 3) - "A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with the Nearest Coasts of Europe, Africa and Asia." Braddock Mead (alias John Green). Published 10 June 1775. 3 maps = six sheets joined into three; 55 x 119 cms; 55.5 x 116.7 cms; 55.5 x 121.2 cms. All sheets with coloured outlines. & & 2. (#4) -. "The Russian Discoveries from the Map Published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg." Published 2 March 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.5 cms. Coloured outlines. & & 3. (#5, 6) - "An Accurate Map of North America Describing and Distinguishing the British and Spanish Dominions on This Great Continent: According to the Definitive Treaty Conducted at Paris 10th February 1763. Also All the West India Islands ‹." By Emanuel Bowen and John Gibson. Published 2 July 1775. Four sheets joined into two. 55.5 x 119.6 cms; 55.5 x 119.7 cms. All outlines coloured. & & 4. (#7) - "North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville." Thomas Jefferys. Published 10 June 1775. One sheet. 55.7 x 73 cms. Coloured outlines.& & 5. (#8) - "A Map of the British Empire in North America." Samuel Dunn. Published 10 January 1774. One sheet. 55.7 x 37.5 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 6. (#9) - "An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti." Thomas Jefferys. Published 25 May 1775. Two sheets joined into one. 63.6 x 106 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 7. (#10) - "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence Composed from a Great Number of Charts and Other Materials Regulated and Connected by Astronomical Observations." Sayer and Bennett. Published 25 March 1775. One sheet. 55.8 x 72.5 cms. Outlines coloured. & & 8. (#11) - "A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence." Published 6 April 1775. One sheet. 55.6 x 73.8 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 9. (#12) - "A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland." James Cook and Michael Lane. Published 10 May 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.8 cms. Not coloured.& & 10. (#13) - "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland." Published 25 March 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.8 cms. Not coloured.& & 11. (#14) - "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada." Thomas Jefferys. Published 15 June 1775. One sheet. 55.7 x 73.8 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 12. (#15, 16) - "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England Containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island Divided into Counties and Townships ‹ ." Braddock Mead (alias John Green). Published 29 November 1774. Four sheets joined into two. 55.5 x 107.8 cms; 55.5 x 108 cms. All outlines coloured.& & 13. (#17) - "The Provinces of New York and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania and the Governments of Trois Rivieres and Montreal Drawn by ..." Samuel Holland. Published 16 June 1775. Two sheets joined into one. 55.6 x 140 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 14. (#18) - "A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in Americ viz. Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Pensilvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhose Island. Of Aquanishuonigy the Country of the Confederate Indians Comomprehending Aquanishuonigy Proper, Their Places of Residence, Ohio, Thuchsochruntie Their Deer Hunting Coutnries, Couchsachrage and Skaniadarade Their Beaver Hunting Countries Of the Lakes Erie, Ontario and Champlain ..." Thomas Jefferys, Lewis Evans. Published 15 June 1775. One sheet. 55.6 x 73.8 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 15. (#19, 20) - "A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of the Province but also its Extensive Frontiers." W[illiam] Scull. Published 10 June 1775. Five sheets joined into two. 72.8 x 137.7 cms; 55.7 x 130.3 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 16. (#21) - "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia containing the whole Province of Maryland with Part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina." Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson. N.d. Three sheets joined into one. 55.7 x 130.3 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 17. (#22, 23) - "An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers. Shewing in a Distinct Manner All the Mountains, Rivers, Swamps, Masrhses, Bays, Creeks, Harbours, Sandbanks, and Soundings on the Coast. With the Roads and Indian Paths as well as the Boundary or Provincial Lines, the Several Townships and Other Divisions of the Land in Both the Provinces ‹" Henry Mouzon. Published 30 May 1775. Four sheets joined into two. 55.8 x 144.6 cms; 55.8 x 146.2 cms. All outlines coloured.& & 18. (#24) - "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana. The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida of Channel of Bahama with the Bahama Islands." Thomas Jefferys. Published 20 February 1775. Two sheets joined into one. 55.7 x 134.4 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 19. (#25) - "Course of the River Mississipi from the Balise to Fort Chartres; Taken from the Expedition to Illinois in the latter end of the year 1765." Lieut. Ross. Published 1 June 1775. Two sheets joined into one. 55.6 x 118.8 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 20. (#26) - "The Bay of Honduras." Thomas Jefferys. Published 20 February 1775. One sheet. 55.5 x 73.5 cms. Outlines coloured.& & 21. (#27, 28) - "A Map of South America Containing Tierra-Firma, Guyana, New Granada, Amazonia, Brasil, Peru, Paraguay, Chaco, Tucuman, Chili and Patagonia ‹" J.B.B. D'Anville. Published 20 September 1775. Four sheets joined into two. 55.5 x 123.5 cms; 55.7 x 124.4 cms. All outlines coloured.& & 22. (#29) - "A Chart of the Straits of Magellan Inlarged from the Chart Published at Madrid in 1769." Don Juan de la Cruz Cano y Olmedilla et al. Published 1 July 1775. One sheet. 55.7 x 73.5 cms. Outlines coloured& [Streeter I: 72; Howes J81.

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        Anecdotes dramatiques. Toutes les pièces de théâtres, tragédies, comédies pastorales, drames, opéras, opéra-comiques, parades, proverbes, qui ont été joués à Paris ou en province, sur des théâtres publics, ou dans des sociétés particulières, depuis l'origine des spectacles en France jusqu'à l'année 1775, rangés par ordre alphabétique. 2 . Tous les ouvrages dramatiques qui ont été représentés sur aucun théâtre, mais qui sont imprimés, ou conservés en manuscrits dans quelques bibliothèques. 3 . Un recueil de tout ce qu'on a pu rassembler d'anecdotes imprimées, manuscrites, verbales, connues ou un peu connues , d'événements singuliers, sérieux ou comiques, de traits curieux, d'épigrammes, de plaisanteries, de naïvetés & de bons-mots, auxq

      A Paris: chez la veuve Duchesne, 1775. relié. in 8 (17,5x11cm). Edition originale. Demi Basane verte première moitié du XIXème, dos lisses à fleurons et filets. Catalogue exhaustif et important pour l'histoire des spectacles sous l'ancien régime, qui fonctionne comme un dictionnaire. Chaque pièce ou ballet comporte une notice historique et anecdotique. - chez la veuve Duchesne, A Paris _1775, in 8 (17,5x11cm), 4 ff. 590 pp. (2), 580 pp., 576 pp. -3., 3 tomes en 3 Vol. reliés. - 3 tomes en 3 Vol. reliés

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        An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and Successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in 2 volumes

      Dublin: James Potts. 1775. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete set in 2 volumes. 1775, published 2 years after the First London edition. 489 and 539 pp. Hardcover, full calf, gilt design and 2 leather title labels on spines, marbled endpapers. Light foxing and fading to contents. Previous owner's signature on front blanks. Leather worn at corners; shallow loss to spine ends. Light loss to gilt and labels along spines. Illustrated with engraved plates and 26.5 x 14.5" fold-out map of the expedition through the South Sea. 2 volume set. Digital images available upon request.

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        Missale Romanum Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum S. PII V. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum Clementis VIII. & Urbani VIII

      Neapoli: Ex Typographia Simoniana.. 1775. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Auctoritate Recognitum. In quo omnia accurate suis locis disposita sunt & Missae novissmae Sanctorum adjectae. Superiorium Facultate, ac Privelegio. In Latin. Worn light red velvet over wooden boards, 35 cm tall, printed in red and black throughout, xiii, [1], 430, cxii pages plus some additions at rear: Die II. Augustae Missa in Festo B. Alphonsi Mariae di Ligorio [2p]; Collecta Pro Rege, 1852 [2p.]; Die XXIX, MAII. in Festo Beatae Mariae Virginis [2p.]; Die XXVI Aprilis in Festo B.M.V. de Bono Consilio [2p.]; Dominica IV Post Kalend Octob. in Festo B.M.V. Sub Tit. Auxil. Agoniz [2p.]. Double column format, three full page plates (Annunciation; Crucifixion; Acension) plus illustrated title, decorative initials throughout, several pages of music, four attached red cloth bookmarks. Boards detached, velvet extremely worn, some minor edge tears and a few old expert repairs, cloth tabs attached to margins of several pages, dampstains to upper and outer margins throughout most of book, additional dampstaining to the first several pages.

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        Tractat om Skepps-Byggeriet, Tillika med Forklaring och Bevis ofvfr Architectura Navalis Mercatoria, &c

      Stockholm., 1775.. b/w folding plates. First edition of Chapman’s most important work, in which he introduces his parabolic method of construction and the first use of Simpson’s rule in naval architecture. This treatise, intended as an explanation of, and supplement to Architectura Navalis, was reprinted in French in 1781. MacDonald 251. Scott 355. Polak 1605. Bound in later quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, with gilt rules and title. A very nice copy of a key work in the history of marine architecture.

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        Atlante novissimo illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osservazioni e scoperte fatte dai più celebri e più recenti geografi MAGNIFICENT COMPLETE HAND-COLOURED WORLD ATLAS

      With elaborate double-page engraved frontispiece, hand painted floral paste-downs, hand-painted maps. Calf with blue edges and gilded spine and borders on covers. First edition of Zatta’s masterpiece of the eighteenth century, the most important world atlas of the period. All maps are hand-coloured, with each title in a decorative cartouche surrounded by the architecture, animals, and landscape one was thought to encounter in that particular environment. & & All known areas of the world are documented, along with celestial maps, diagrams of the universe, ancient empires, and a plethora of maps concentrated on the countries and provinces of Europe. Also included is Zatta’s celebrated version of “Le Colonie Unite delle America Settentrie” based on Mitchell’s map of America (1775). Many of the maps in this section were engraved during the Revolution, and include vignettes which reference military and naval engagements, along with other political and economic information. Another particularly important map is “La Nuova Zelanda,” which was one of the first published versions of Cook’s chart of New Zealand.& & Zatta (1757-1797) was the most prominent Italian map publisher of the late eighteenth century. Based in Venice, his maps marked a transition from eighteenth to nineteenth century cartographic styles. He updated and redefined the traditional title cartouche by replacing the mythic elements common to the earlier styles with more representative images. His maps contain magnificent details while striving for accuracy. In addition, Zatta’s published works were renown for their high artistic qualities and modern colours, especially the fresh tones of his pinks, greens and yellows. This atlas is considered his magnum opus, though he also produced a number of Italian classics. It is extremely rare to find this atlas complete.& & Bossi (1788-1870) was a friend and defender of Italian revolutionaries, including Federico Confalonieri (1785-1846). He took refuge in Switzerland after his exile from Milan following the 1821 Piedmont revolt against the Austrians. &

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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe] Les saisons

      A Amsterdam: S.n., 1775. relié. Grd et fort in 8 (14x23cm). Septième édition des Saisons, après l'originale parue en 1769 et illustrée par Gravelot, mais premier tirage de l'illustration de Moreau. Cette édition est une réimpression de celle de 1769, et reprend les en-têtes de Chauffart, mais elle ajoute les 7 figures de Moreau, gravées par Delaunay, Duclos, Lebas, Prévost. On notera également que le papier fort employé pour cette édition n'est pas le même que le papier fin de l'édition originale. Plein Veau d'époque. Dos lisse richement orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Plats en veau flammé (avec grecque d'encadrement) d'une date postérieure ajoutés en restauration. Coins émoussés. Une fente au mors supérieur sur 5 cm. Assez bon exemplaire. Les saisons sont précédees d'une préface sur la poésie buccolique et champêtre et suivies des contes (philosophique comme Ziméo), des pièces fugitives, et enfin des fables orientales. Voltaire eut une grande admiration pour Saint-Lambert, et notamment pour son oeuvre maîtresse : Les saisons. Cette poésie descriptive n'est d'ailleurs pas sans charme et elle continuera d'être goûtée au XIXe siècle. Saint-Lambert fut en outre incontournable pour la société littéraire du XVIIIe par sa présence dans les salons. - S.n., A Amsterdam _1775, Grd et fort in 8 (14x23cm), xxxvj 38-467p., relié. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe relié

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        The Charters of the British Colonies in America AND New Commission of the Governor of Quebec (2 separate volumes)

      London: British Government, 1775-76. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. IMPORTANT EARLY CANADIANA AND AMERICANA CONTENT IN TWO VOLUMES. Volume 2, London : J. Almon, 1775 ; The second part of volume two contains "The Charters of the British Colonies in America" with a separate title page and 142pp. & Contents - Massachusetts Bay.-- Connecticut.-- Rhode Island.-- First charter granted to Massachusetts Bay.-- Virginia.-- Pennsylvania.-- Maryland.-- Georgia. Bound with The Parliamentary register, or, History of the proceedings and debates of the House of Lords ... & Volume 4, 1776:& The second part of Volume IV contains "New Commission of the Governor of Quebec; and other instruments of authority derived from the Crown relative to America". Contents includes: The New Commission of the Governor of the Province of Quebeck (George the Third) to Guy Carleton., Two volumes. Octavo. Original quarter calf, Reback in quarter calf, save original boards and endpapers, tooled as original. Deckled edges and insides are clean and very good. Overall condition is Very Good+. Bookplate of Marquess of Headfort (Ireland - Sir Thomas Taylour 1757 - 1829) on front endpaper of each volume.& Vol. 2 : 182pp + 142pp. & Vol. 4: 136pp + 82pp. & , Former Commission of Captain General and Governour in Chief of the Province of Quebeck (George the Third to James Murray); the King's Proclamation of October 7, 1763; The Oaths of Allegiance and Abjuration of the Pope's Power, and the Pretender's Right to the Crown of Great Britain; Commission of Vice-Admiral (George the Third to James Murray); An Abstract of the Contents of the 'Act for making more effectual provision for the government of the province of Quebeck in North America [Quebec Act].' Passed in June, 1774; A Commission to Sir Danvers Osborn, Baronet, to be Captain-General and Governour in Chief in and over the Province of New York in America, in the Year 1754; The first and second Charters, granted by King Charles II to the Lords Proprietors of Carolina

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        Carte Reduite des Isles Antilles

      Paris, 1775. Two engraved maps together on one large sheet, the first covering the Leeward Islands from Puerto Rico to Barbados, the second showing the Turks and Caicos Islands and southern Bahamas Islands. Some restoration on the centre fold and slight creasing but clean and attractive. 41 x 84 cms

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        The Trial of Jane Butterfield for the Wilful Murder of William Scawen, Esq; At the Assizes held at Croydon . . . Before the Right Honourable Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe . . . Taken in Short-Hand, By Joseph Gurney and William Blanchard. A New Edition. Folio

      A case of many twists in which the victim had sought to seduce and then raped the defendant, then "made amends" by providing for her education, fell into ill-health and was nursed and then allegedly poisoned by her, the jury quickly acquitting. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite browning, else a good wide-margined copy; with the half-title. Printed for W. Owen . . . and G. Kearsly . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1775.

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        A Chart of the British Channel; Comprehending the Southern Coasts of England and Wales: with the Coast of France from Dunkirk to the River of Nantes

      Robert Sayer London: Robert Sayer, 1775. unbound. very good. Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 20.5" x 25.25". Beautifully detailed coastlines and rhumb lines. Depths in fathoms and tide information. A few small tears to top and bottom margins.

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        Elevation of a House at Whitehall Restore as a Board Room for the Paymaster General & Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital & Office for Invalids

      London: 1775. Engraving by R. Blyth. In excellent condition, except for mild discolouration lower left. 17 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches. 19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. An elegant engraving showing the facade of a house in Whitehall, used as the offices for Chelsea Hospital. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England.Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Design of a Harpsichord executed in London, with different coloured woods, for the Empress of Russia

      London: 1775. Copper engraving with hand colour. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just on the platemark on the left margin. Mild soiling, mostly marginal. 26 1/4 x 18 7/8 inches. A fine engraving of an ornate harpsichord designed for the Empress of Russia. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Elevation of the House of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce, Situated in John Street, Adelphi

      London: 1775. Engraving by T. Vivares. In excellent condition with the exception of some paper discolouration in the bottom right corner of the sheet. 23 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches. 26 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches. A fine architectural engraving of a part of the vast Adelphi development in London; the largest project undertaken by the Adam brothers. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England.Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Design for furnishings

      London: 1775. Engraving by P. Begbie. In excellent condition with the exception of two tears on right margin. 26 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches. A fine architectural engraving of ornate mirrors and tables from Robert Adam's seminal work on British architecture. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England.Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Miscellaneous Designs of Various Pieces of Furniture, done for Different Persons, which are here Introduced in Order to Give More Utility and Diversity to the Work, and Contains as Follows

      London: 1775. Engraving by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition. 26 1/8 x 19 1/4 inches. A fine engraving of various pieces of ornate furniture, from Robert Adam's seminal work on British architecture. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England.Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for . . . extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty's Marine Forces in America [15 Geo III c.15]

      A rare separate printing of the extension of the Quartering Acts to marine forces as well as those on land, increasing the existing tensions with the American colonies, and ultimately one of the grievances stated in the Declaration of Independence. Modern green wraps, titlepages 383-406, light browning, else well-preserved with ample margins; four copies in ESTC, one in England. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1775.

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        Die Leiden des jungen Werthers. Erster-Zweiter Theil (alles). Zweyte Auflage.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1775. 8vo. One cont. cardboard-bdg. Back worn, lacking ca. 2 cm. of top-capital. Internally clean. One leaf (pp. 143-44) w. repaired margin, affecting a few letters at p. 143. One leaf (pp. 199-200) w. tear at hinge, not loose, not affecting text. Both title-pages w. title-vignette. 208 pp.. The afterprint of the afterprint of the first edition; both afterprints are from 1775, one year after the original. Hagen, 87. The edition called "Zweite ächte Auflage" (D2, also printed 1775), which is the authorized second edition, "stammt aus D1a", from which this present edition (D1e) is an afterprint. This copy has belonged to the world-famous Danish composer Niels W. Gade, and bears his signature on the title-page. In his day as well as today, Niels Wilhelm Gade was extraordinarily well regarded internationally, not only in Germany, where he lived in the 1840'es, but also in many other European countries. He is without doubt one of the greatest Danish composers ever. "A further stipend from the king enabled him to go to Leipzig and Italy. In 1844 Gade conducted the Gewandhaus concerts in Leipzig during Mendelssohn's absence, and on the latter's death became chief conductor..." (E.B.).The novel, written in form of letters, is Goethe's novel-debut. It caused him almost overnight fame, and the style of writing has influenced an entire generation of writers. No other of Goethe's work has been so widely read by his contemporaries, and no other work in general has been of as great importance to the Sturm und Drang-period; the work also caused the so-called "Lesesucht" (the important and wide-going debate in late 18th century on reading false and on dangerous and harmful literature). The impact it had on not only literature, but on almost all aspects of life at the time, was immense. Werther might well be the first cult-figure ever; -a true "Werther-Fieber" broke loose, resulting in a distinct Werther-fashion (yellow trousers, yellow waist-coat, blue coat), Walther-perfume, Walther-cups etc. Many susceptible to influence actually killed themselves in sympathy with the suffering Werther, and the work incited the romantic urge for revolution.Goethe himself was very surprised by the impact of the work, and said about it: "Die Wirkung dieses Büchleins war groß, ja ungeheuer, und vorzüglich deshalb, weil es genau in die rechte Zeit traf." (Dichtung und Wahrheit)

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        A Grammar of the Persian Language.

      London: Printed by J. Richardson 1775.. Second edition, small 4to in 2's, (ii), xix, (i), 147, (45) pp. First three and final leaves with edges slightly chipped, some marginal browning. Recent half calf, marbled boards, black spine label. Appointed tutor to Lord Althorp while still at Oxford, Jones was a renowned oriental scholar as well as a friend of many of the learned men of the day such as Garrick and Burke. Appointed as a Judge to Calcutta in 1783 the last decade of his life was prolific; he founded the Bengal Asiatic society and became the first Englishman to master Sanskrit.

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        Sagan af Gunnlaugi Ormstungu ok Skalld-Rafni, sive Gunnlaugi Vermilingvis & Rafnis Poetæ vita. Ex Manuscriptis Legati Magnæani cum Interpretatione Latina, notis, Chronologia, tabulis Genealogicis, & Indicibus, tam rerum, qvam Verborum.

      København, A. H. Godiche, 1775. 4to. XXXII + 318 + (79) s. Ekstra kobberstukket tittelbl. 3 kobbertukne plansjer, hvorav 2 foldede. Kobberstukne vignetter. Fint nyere priv. håndb. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind.. *Et stort, ubeskåret eksemplar på skrivepapir

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        Die Leiden des jungen Werthers. Erster - Zweyter Theil (alles). Aechte Auflage.

      Hanau und Düsserldorf, 1775. 8vo. Bound w. both title-pages in one nice cont. hcalf w. five raised band on back, back gilt. First title-page w. larger brown spots, otherwise only occational brownspotting, and old owner's name (D. Eggers). Both t-p.s w. woodcut vignette (a building w. a wide tower).. Rare early edition published one year after the first edition. In 1774 only the first edition (D1) and a "Doppeldruck" (D1alfa), which is mentioned under the first edition in Hagen, were published. Hagen mentions 9 publications from 1775, based on the original. This edition is mentioned as number 3, and is identified as D1b1. "Stammt aus D1b, jedoch nach D2 oberflächlich durchkorrigiert" (Hagen p. 111). It is an "Aechte Auflage", distinguishing it from the other 1775 pirated editions. Hagen 83.The novel, written in form of letters, is Goethe's novel-debut. It caused him almost overnight fame, and the style of writing has influenced an entire generation of writers. No other of Goethe's works has been so widely read by his contemporaries, and no other work in general has been of as great importance to the Sturm und Drang-period; the work also caused the so-called "Lesesucht" (the important and wide-going debate in late 18th century on misreading and on dangerous and harmful literature). The impact it had on not only literature, but on almost all aspects of life at the time, was immense. Werther might well be the first cult-figure ever; -a true "Werther-Fieber" broke loose, resulting in a distinct Werther-fashion (yellow trousers, yellow waist-coat, blue coat, as described by Goethe in the novel), Walther-perfume, Walther-cups etc. Many susceptible to influence actually killed themselves in sympathy with the suffering Werther (the first copycat-suicides of the world), and the work incited the romantic urge for revolution; the work is also said to have been Napoleon's favourite novel, which he carried with him at all times.Goethe himself was very surprised by the impact of the work, and said about it: "Die Wirkung dieses Büchleins war groß, ja ungeheuer, und vorzüglich deshalb, weil es genau in die rechte Zeit traf." (Dichtung und Wahrheit)

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        Roland furieux... traduction nouvelle par m. d'ussieux. a paris, chez brunet (laporte per il quarto voume), 1775-1783.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. (8) 321 (1); 391 (1); 407 (3); 410. Ritratto dell'Ariosto all'antiporta del primo volume e 92 tavole fuori testo incise in rame per opera di Cochin e altri (ciascuna protteta da velina). Bellissima legatura di poco posteriore in mezza pelle rossa con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro e fregi ai piccoli ferri ed a secco. Piatti, sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Ottimo esemplare, particolarmente fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Impresso su carta vergata. Agnelli-Ravegnani (II, 289): ""E' questa una delle più pregiate e ricercate stampe francesi del Furioso... Più che per la traduzione in prosa del D'Ussieux, questa edizione è cara ai bibliofili per il ritratto dell'Ariosto e per le 46 bellissime incisioni su rame e fuori testo, disegnate dal Cochin."". Cohen (97-98): ""Les estampes, faites exprès pour cette édition, sont fort belles..."". Non comune e nel presente esemplare impreziosito da una legatura davvero attraente e decorativa.

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