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        Views of the hot spring called the Pisciarelli issuing form the part of the Cone of the Solfaterra.

      "Veduta tratta dal celebre "Campi Phlegraei. Observations on the Volcanos of the two Sicilies as They have been communicated to the Royal Society of London" . Il diplomatico e archeologo britannico sir William Douglas Hamilton (1730-1803), fu, tra il 1764 e la fine del XVIII secolo, ambasciatore inglese presso la corte di Napoli. Appassionato vulcanologo, tra il 1776 e il 1779 realizzò, insieme al pittore Pietro Fabris, "Campi Phlegraei", un'opera monumentale in due volumi. Pubblicata per la prima volta a Napoli tra il 1776 ed il 1779 con testo bilingue (inglese e francese) perché destinata ai viaggiatori del Grand Tour, questo celeberrimo e raffinato capolavoro figurativo del XVIII secolo è reso possibile dalla cultura e dal mecenatismo di William Hamilton, e dall'arte raffinata del pittore paesaggista Pietro Fabris autore delle 59 magnifiche incisioni colorate a tempera. Unanimemente considerato un capolavoro editoriale ed uno dei libri più belli di tutto il Settecento, i Campi Phlegraei di Hamilton sono una pietra miliare sia nel campo dell'arte dell'illustrazione, sia nell'ambito della ricerca geofisica e vulcanologica. Il nome ""Campi Flegrei"", ovvero ""terre bruciate dal fuoco"", indica la vasta zona che comprende Napoli e i suoi dintorni, caratterizzata sin dall'antichità da vivace attività vulcanica. Difatti, il Vesuvio e le sue spettacolari eruzioni, e i luoghi che lo circondano, sono i protagonisti indiscussi di questa opera. Tuttavia, va rimarcato fin da subito che l'attenta ricerca vulcanologica condotta da Hamilton coinvolse anche altri vulcani del sud Italia, in particolare quelli delle Eolie e l'Etna, cui egli volle dedicare tavole e commenti. Del modernissimo approccio di Hamilton all'indagine scientifica, che rese l'opera un testo rivoluzionario nell'ambito della vulcanologia, ci parla lui stesso nella lettera introduttiva dei Campi Phlegraei, indirizzata a Sir John Pringle, presidente della Royal Society di Londra, di cui Sir William era membro dal 1766. A differenza dei naturalisti del passato, le cui teorie erano state per lo più elaborate a tavolino, secondo Hamilton, apostolo della mentalità illuminista, la natura deve essere studiata con accurate e approfondite osservazioni dal vivo, che vanno poi raccontate nel modo più fedele e comprensibile. Quindi, il testo dei Campi Phlegraei, costituito dalla serie di lettere inviate da Hamilton alla Royal Society tra il 10 giugno 1766 e il primo ottobre 1779, è sostanzialmente una cronaca dettagliatissima delle sue numerose ascensioni al Vesuvio ed escursioni alle zone limitrofe, attraverso la quale egli registrò ogni fenomeno vulcanico degno di rilievo e pervenne all'innovativa e fondamentale conclusione che l'attività dei vulcani ha un impatto determinante sulla superfice terrestre e sul modellamento del paesaggio. Nella medesima lettera a Pringle, Hamilton descrive anche la genesi delle spettacolari tavole che adornano l'opera e la storia editoriale del libro. Fedele alla sua moderna metodologia scientifica, egli desiderava che la sua relazione fosse accompagnata da immagini che riproducessero in modo preciso e particolareggiato quanto da lui osservato. Commissionò il lavoro a Pietro Fabris, da lui definito ""a most ingenious and able artist"", e gli chiese di disegnare ogni località vulcanica visitata, oltre a campioni di rocce vulcaniche e a particolari eruzioni, come quelle del Vesuvio avvenute a cavallo tra il 1760 e il 1761, nella notte del 20 ottobre 1767 e dell'11 maggio 1771, e nell'agosto 1779, che è oggetto dell'intero Supplement ai Campi Phlegraei. Hamilton supervisionò direttamente l'opera di Fabris, che lo accompagnava nelle sue escursioni. Infatti, i due uomini sono ritratti in molte tavole, il primo con un cappotto rosso, il secondo in blu. Pienamente soddisfatto del lavoro dell'artista, eseguito con ""the uttermost fidelity"" e ""as much taste as exactness"", Hamilton decise che quanto aveva inizialmente richiesto per sua personale soddisfazione fosse invece pubblicato a beneficio di un più vasto uditorio. Affidò nuovamente l'impresa a Fabris e se ne accollò le ingenti spese, richiedendo che le tavole riproducessero i disegni originali ""with such delicacy and perfection, as scarcely to be distinguished from the original drawings themselves"". Ciascuna della 54 tavole dei Campi Phlegraei e delle 5 tavole del Supplement è accompagnata da una pagina di didascalie che descrivono con esattezza scientifica ogni dettaglio raffigurato da Fabris. In molte didascalie, Hamilton volle anche aggiungere quale fosse lo scopo di quella determinata tavola e cosa desiderasse dimostrare attraverso di essa. Incisione in rame, meravigliosa coloritura coeva a tempera, in perfetto stato di conservazione." "Plate taken from "Campi Phlegraei. Observations on the Volcanos of the two Sicilies as They have been communicated to the Royal Society of London". Naples: sold by Pietro Fabris, 1776-1779. Although Hamilton's Observations on Mount Vesuvius (published by the Royal Society in 1772) was well-received at the time and ran to three editions, the Campi Phlegraei is the best known of Hamilton's four works on volcanic activity, and ""provided a clearer, more precise and useful explanation of volcanic activity than ever published before, which underlined Hamilton's own theories about volcanoes being creative forces and enabled him to answer in one publication the lists of questions about volcanoes and rocks he had been receiving from correspondents all over Europe. Its publication in French and English provided it with a market not only in his own country but throughout Europe as well, and an international audience for a British discovery"" (Jenkin and Sloan). Pietro Fabris (fl.1756-1784), an artist living in Naples, was commissioned and trained by Hamilton to sketch the volcanoes of southern Italy. In four years Hamilton climbed Vesuvius at least twenty-two times, sometimes at great risk, since both he and Fabris wished to make sketches at every stage of the eruptions (the figures of Hamilton, often wearing a red coat, and Fabris, in blue, appear in the plates). The plates are so opaquely colored that the engraved base beneath is hardly visible: indeed, Hamilton himself describes them as ""executed with such delicacy and perfection, as scarcely to be distinguished from the original drawings themselves"" (Part I, p. 6). Hamilton then asked Fabris to undertake the publication of his letters to the Royal Society, to be illustrated by engravings after the original drawings. Fabris was the sole distributor of the work, which was originally published at 60 Neapolitan ducats for Part I and Part II; the price of the Supplement is not recorded. Copperplate with fine original colour, mint condition." Brunet III, 31 ("Ouvrage curieux et bien exicut"); ESTC T71231 (parts I-II); I. Jenkins and K. Sloan Vases and Volcanoes (London: 1996), "Catalogue" 43; Lewine p.232; Lowndes II, p.989.

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        A compleat treatise on perspective, in theory and practice; on the tru

      1776. MALTON, Thomas. A Compleat Treatise on Perspective, in Theory and Practice; on the True Principles of Dr. Brook Taylor... [12], 296, [8] pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 48 numbered, mostly folding engravings, five with moveable parts. London: Printed for the author, and sold by Messrs. Robson, et al., 1778. BOUND WITH: An Appendix, or Second Part, to the Compleat Treatise on Perspective. Containing a Brief History of Perspective... [4], 160, 8 pp. Illustrated with 10 full page engraved fold-out plates, one with movable parts. Folio, 360 x 225 mm, bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, red morocco spine label. London: Printed for the author, and sold by Messrs. Robson, et al., 1783. |~||~||~||~||~||~| Second Edition, bound with the later printed Appendix. A fine copy of Thomas Malton's work on perspective, written as a guide for painters and artists. As recounted in an 8 page article bound at the end of the Appendix entitled 'A True Case, Between the Author, of a Late Publication, his Printers and Paper Merchants,' the edition of 1776 was one of the 300 copies delivered to subscribers before the rest were destroyed in the printer's fire of 2 Mar. 1776. 'An appendix, or second part' was published in 1783, delayed seven years because of the fire. Malton's Compleat Treatise on Perspective, is one of the special genre of scientific books to possess illustrations with "cut-out" parts or folding moveable flaps. Five of the forty-six engravings have tipped-on diagrams meant to be folded into geometrical figures, much like John Dee's Euclid (1570) and/or Cowley's Theory of Perspective Demonstrated (1765-6). The present work was widely used during the eighteenth century by British artists and painters as the basic text on perspective. Nearly all of Malton's illustrations demonstrate use of perspective as it pertains to artistic representation in painting, drawing, and engraving. Specifically, he offers techniques for portraying perspective in rendering interior spaces, as well as for furniture (bookcases, desks, chairs, organs), shadows from candle light, carriages with moving wheels, domes and ceilings, stairwells, opened windows and doors, buildings (Queen's Palace St James Park, the Royal Hospital, and St. Paul's Covent Garden), Doric arcades, Ionic capitals, vases, cubes, curvilinear objects, vanishing points of tiled floors, globes and spheres, etc. The plates were engraved by the author, Peter Mazell, Tobias Miller (i.e. Mueller), Anker Smith, and Joseph Colyer, all after Malton. Malton's text is divided into four books: Book One discusses light and colour, theory of vision, and chapters on reflection, transparency, and refraction; Book Two focuses on the Theory of Perspective; Book Three on the Practice of Perspective, and Book Four contains observations on light and shade, shadows, and reflected light on water, in mirrors, etc. This copy has some light spotting, some of the fore-edges of the folding plates a bit ragged, one with a professional repair, front hinge professionally strengthened else a fresh, fine copy. Rare thus. Not in Millard, Fowler, Harris, Berlin Katalog. Listed only once in Weinreb Architectural catalogues: Catalogue 1, no. 101 (1961). Blau & Kaufmann, Architecture and Its Image 28.

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        JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DU VOYAGE FAIT AU CAP DE BONNE ESPERANCE. PRECEDE D'UN DISCOURS SUR LA VIE DE L'AUTEUR; SUIVI DE REMARQUES ET DE REFLEXIONS SUR LES COUTUMES DES HOTTENTOTS ET DES HABITANTS DU CAP.

      NYON AINÉ 1776 - LA CAILLE NICOLAS-LOUIS, ABBE DE. JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DU VOYAGE FAIT AU CAP DE BONNE ESPERANCE. PRECEDE D'UN DISCOURS SUR LA VIE DE L'AUTEUR; SUIVI DE REMARQUES ET DE REFLEXIONS SUR LES COUTUMES DES HOTTENTOTS ET DES HABITANTS DU CAP. PARIS, NYON AINÉ, 1776. In-12 (17x12cm), veau blond marbré époque, dos lisse orné de filets et motifs floraux dorés, pièce de titre, tranches marbrées, XXXVI- 380pp.-2ff., Figures dans le texte et une carte dépliante. L’auteur décrit d’une manière précise les mœurs des noirs et des blancs, des coutumes bizarres de toutes les classes de la société. Sa mission lui donnant une autorité indiscutable, il en profite pour réunir toutes les observations possibles. Il reçut ensuite l4ordre d’inventorier l’Ile de Bourbon, l’ile de l’Ascension, l’Ile de France dont il fait une excellente description donnant de nombreux détails historiques ainsi qu’une relation curieuse des nègres et du marronnage dans la foret. Avec la carte dépliante qu’il manque souvent et trois figures dans le texte. Bel exemplaire. The Abbe Nicolas-louis de la Caille arrived at the cape on april 1751. After he stopped in Brazil. In his journal, he gives a precise description of Rio De Janeiro. The Cape, Island of Bourbon and Asension with referencies to his account of the customs of the Hottentots and other inhabitants of the Cape. In-12°, Calf contemporary binding, 17x10cm, Gilf back folding map and 3 plates. Very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round The World, In the Years MDCCCL, I, II, III, IV, By GEORGE ANSON, Esq; Afterwords Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from his Papers and Materials, by Richard Walter. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-two Copper-Plates. The Fifteenth Edition. [Compiled by Richard Walter].

      London. Printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, . 1776. - thick 4to, tall copy, 28.2cm, xx,417,[2]p., with 42 copper-engraved large folding plates, (mainly plate illustrations inc. (maps & charts), in contemporary full tree calf, full gilt spine panels, border and centre devices, crushed crimson morocco label gilt, gilt borders on the boards, marbled endpapers, the boards are slightly bowed toward the front edge, upper hinge started along the top for about 3" but the hinge is sound, a very good to fine copy attractively bound in antique tree calf binding. (cgc) This is the official account of Anson's voyage. England, at war with Spain in 1739, equipped eight ships under the command of George Anson to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America, for the purpose of cutting off Spanish supplies of wealth from the Pacific area. The Spanish fleet sent out to oppose the British ran into storms; provisions ran out and many ships were wrecked. Anson continued taking prizes off the Pacific coast during 1741-42, and in June, 1743, captured the Manila galleon and its treasure of œ400,000 sterling. According to the DNB (v. 16), "Lord Anson, who was a friend and patron of [Benjamin] Robins, after returning from the voyage around the world in the Centurion, appears to have entrusted to Robins, for revision, the account of the voyage which had been compiled from the journals by his chaplain, Richard Walter. There has been considerable dispute as to whether Robins or Walter wrote the book. . . ." it is probable that Robins revised and edited the work, wrote an introduction, and added dissertations. He was also entrusted with the second volume, containing the nautical observations. He took the manuscript with him to India, and when he died in that country, it could not be found (cf. DNB). This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel. Anson's voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century. The official account was preceded by a number of unauthorized accounts. Several of these are in the Hill Collection: among the various accounts of the wreck of one of Anson's ships, the Wager, see, e.g., John Bulkeley, John Byron, Alexander Campbell, and Isaac Morris; narratives from officers aboard the Centurion are found under John Philips and Pascoe Thomas; and three unauthorized accounts were published under the title A Voyage to the South Seas. . . . The official account by Richard Walter also appears in the collection of English circumnavigators edited by David Laing Purves (q.v.), as well as in modern editions, among them the scholarly version edited by Glyndn Williams, 1974 (see below, under Richard Walter), and the adaptation by Leslie Anson Wilcox (q.v.), 1970. - Hill. Collection of Pacfic Voyages, 1817-1820. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l`église des évêques-princes de Strasbourg, depuis la fondation de l`évéché jusqu`a nos jours

      Strasbourg, François Levrault, 1776-1778. - 5 Bll., 436, LXXXII SS., 7 Bll., 1 gest. Portait-Frontisp., gest. Titelvign., gest. Zierleisten und Vignetten, 3 gef. genealog. Tabellen; XXXI, 372 SS., S. LXXXIII-CCCXXXII schöne Exemplare, Cioranescu 31827. Hoefer XXI, 644. MNE II, 275. - Erste Ausgabe. - Umfasst den Zeitraum bis 965, ein dritter Band erschien erst 1862. Enthalt in einem Anhang zahlreiche Urkunden, die dem Beleg von Grandidiers Geschichtsschreibung dienten, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 4° [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Philosophy of Rhetoric (2 Vol )

      London: W. Strahan, 1776. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good +/No Dustjacket. leather darkened at spine and around edges but very little rubbing, some bumping, binding very tight, little to no foxing and toning internally, xv page preface/contents in first volume, plus 511 pages (with errata list), volume two 445 pages, six compartment spine with gilt tooling, bookplates on fep of each volume.

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        État des Baptêmes, des Mariages et des Mortuaires de la ville et des fauxbourgs de Lyon, pour vingt-cinq années depuis 1750 jusqu'à 1775

      - À Lyon, de l'imprimerie d'Aimé de La Roche, 1776. Fort petit in 4 en pagination non continue comprenant des tableaux (Baptêmes, Mariages, Mortuaires) au mois par mois, avec une récapitulation générale par année, et une récapitulation des nécrologie par tranche d'age (page dépliante à partir de 1760) pour les Paroisses de Sainte Croix, Saint Just, Saint Paul, S. Thomas de Fourvières, Saint Nizier, Saint Martin d'Ainai, N.D. de la Platière, St Pierre & St Saturnin, Saint Pierre le Vieux, Saint Vincent, Saint George, Saint Irénée, Saint Pierre de Vaise, N.D de la Guillotière, Comm. Relig. d'hommes, Comm. Relig. de filles, L'hopital (divisé en 3 parties), La Charité, De la religion prét. réform. Comprenant aussi à la fin de l'année de 1768 « Une considération sur le nécrologe et sur l'état des naissances lues à l'assemblée publique de l'académie de Lyon le 19 avril 1768 », 5 pages, puis une autre lue le 11/04/1769, 2 pages. À la fin de 1769, 10 pages de commentaires et d'analyse. À la fin de 1774 « Mémoire » de 18 pages puis 3 grands tableaux dépliants et récapitulatifs sur les 25 ans de 1750 à 1774. Le tout en pleine reliure d'époque en veau brun, dos à nerfs avec caissons richement ornementés, petit accroc sur la coiffe basse et épidermures légères, tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire.

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        Les A propos de Société ou Chansons de M. L. Les A-propos de la folie, ou Chansons grotesques, Grivoises et Annonces de Parade.

      S.l.; s.n., 1776 - Edition originale, 3 volumes in-8; T.I: x, 302p. T.II: [ii], 316p. T.III: 319p., [1p. Errata]; page de titre gravée, frontispice, vignette en-tête et cul-de-lampe à l"eau forte dans chaque volume, de J.M. Moreau, gravés par De Launay, Simonet, Duclos et Martini; culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois, aux attributs de musique, dans le texte. Reliure d"époque en demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre rouge et de tomaison rouges et noires, tranches mouchetées. Plats légèrement frottés, petits accrocs à deux pièces de tomaison, pâle mouillure en marge inférieure feuillet de titre au T.III. Joli recueil de chansons légères avec musique notée, composées pour des évènements tels que mariages, naissances ou anniversaires, mais aussi d"occasions festives diverses. Le dernier volume, "productions de la folie", regroupe des chansons plaisantes ou grivoises pour servir d"annonces à des spectacles de vaudevilles ou des "Parades". Auteur dramatique et chansonnier, Pierre Laujon (1727-1811), membre du "Caveau Moderne", fut élu à l"Académie Française à l"âge de 80 ans. Barbier I, 10, et Querard Supercheries II, 474. Cohen 604: "Les illustrations sont d"une grâce ravissante et comptent parmi les meilleures illustrations de Moreau" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antologia poetica italiana, 1 e 2 tomo

      copertina rigida Carlo Lidolfo Hoffmann, 1776-1777. 2 volumi. Legatura in mezza pelle, con titoli e fregi impressi in oro al dorso.

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        Nicols moralische Versuche : Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, Bd. 1-5 (komplett).

      Bamberg ; Würzburg : Göbhardt , 1776 - Bd. 1: 5 Bl., 534 S.; Bd. 2: 3 Bl., 338 S.; Bd. 3: 3 Bl., 346 S.; Bd. 4: 3 Bl., 478 S.; Bd. 5: 4 Bl., 486 S., 19,5 x 12 cm, Pappeinbände der Zeit berieben, leicht fleckig, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Bd. 3 mit durchgehendem Wasserfleck, Bd. 1 u. 3 erste Seiten obere Ecke leicht beschädigt. Erster Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, vom ersten Sonntage des Advents bis zur Aschermittwoche, in sich hält; Zweiter Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, von der Aschermittwoche bis zum Sonnabende der dritten Fastenwoche in sich hält; Dritter Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, von dem Sonnabende der dritten Fastenwoche bis zum ersten Sonntage nach Ostern in sich hält; Vierter Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, vom ersten Sonntage nach Ostern bis zum zehenden Sonntage nach Pfingsten in sich hält; Fünfter Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, vom eilften Sonntage nach Pfingsten bis zum ersten Sonntage des Advents; wie auch moralische Gedanken über die Geheimnisse Jesu Christi, in sich hält; Nicole (1625-1695) Sprache: deu

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        Niklas Machiavells Unterhaltungen über die erste Dekade der römischen Geschichte des T. Livius in drey Büchern. Band 1 bis 3 komplett. [Von Niccolò Machiavelli, aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von J.G. Scheffner und F.G. Findeisen].

      Danzig, bey Jobst Hermann Flörke 1776 - (8), 320; 239, (1); 288 Seiten. Frakturdruck. Mit einem Kupfer-Portrait von J.C. Krüger als Frontispiz nach Littret und je einer Titelvignette (Römisches Rüstzeug, Fascis, Keule und Pilum) sowie etwas Buchschmuck. Bertelli / Innocenti: Bibliografia machiavelliana 110. - Graesse IV, 326. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Ecken etwas bestoßen und Rücken minimal berieben. Besitzeintrag mit Tinte auf dem Vorsatz, Papier gleichmäßig minimal braunfleckig, sonst sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 Kl. 8° (16,5 x 10,5 cm) Wenig spätere Pappbände mit Buntpapierbezügen, handschriftlichem Titelschild auf den Rücken und rotgefärbten Schnitten. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. 3 Bände (= so vollständig). Deutsche Erstausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The North-American and West-Indian Gazetteer, Containing an Authentic Description of the Colonies and Islands in That Part of the Globe, Shewing Their Situation, Climate, Soil, Produce and Trade, with Their Former and Present Condition. Also, an Exact Account of the Cities, Towns, Harbours, Ports, Bays, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Number of Inhabitants.

      G. Robinson, London 1776 - A PRISTINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, COMPLETE WITH BOTH MAPS, of this extremely rare encyclopedic guide to North America and the West Indies at the time of the Revolutionary War. A second edition appeared in 1778. 6, xxiv, 218 pp. plus two folding maps. Complete with the rare addenda leaf. Printed on fine laid paper. Large 12mo. In its original calf binding (worn, with joints split but holding). INTERNALLY FINE AND BRIGHT. Sabin 55537. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'osservatore fiorentino sugli edifizi della sua patria per servire alla storia della medesima. Tom. I Part. I; Tom. I Part. II; Tom. II Part. I; Tom. II Part. II

      nella Stamperia di Giuseppe e Pietro Allegrini 1776-1778, Firenze - Naturali mancanze ai dorsi, buoni e completi i testi. Ancora in barbe. Ex libris ai controfrontespizi 192; 204; 148; 185 con complessive 12 tavole pregevolmente incise p. 4 voll 195x135 mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia Antica degli Egizi de' Cartaginesi degli Assiri de' Babilonesi de' Medi, de' Persiani de' Macedoni e de' Greci

      A spese di Antonio Cervone, 1776. ITALIANO 0 Collana in 15 volumi in formato 12, legatura ben salda in pergamena, coperta muta con tassello al dorso, aloni fisiologici marmorizzati sui piatti, taglio annerito, pagine imbrunite e fiorite, frontespizio completo di notizie bibliografiche e tipografiche con marca tipografica stilizzata, nella prefazione capolettera impreziosita da motivi arabeschi, presenza di richiami e segnatura, testatina ad ogni inizio testo, in apertura di ciascun volume introduzione a cura dell'autore, i volumi VI, VIII, XII contengono carte illustrate ripiegate, buone condizioni generali, postilla con annotazione e firma di appartenenza nel vol.I USATO

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        Divers Ajustements et usages de Russie

      1776 - 8 parts in one vol. 71 plates, including 8 engraved titles & frontispieces. 4to. Contemporary half morocco rebacked. [Paris], plates dated 1764 - Le Prince arrived in Saint Petersburg in 1757, and went on to travel throughout Russia over the succeeding five years. Eager to establish his reputation when he returned to Paris he began to paint landscapes and genre scenes, and to make etchings of the Russian countryside and daily life. He became very successful and was a pioneer of the aquatint process, indeed six of the images contained within this collection have an aquatint ground.

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        Traite sur la Construction des Vaisseaux

      4to. pp[iv] xx 212 [ii]. 2 folding plates + textual tables

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        Principes de la Legislation Universelle. Tome 1-2. Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey

      1776 - First Edition. 2 vols. 8vo, xx, 389, [3]; [iv], 474, [2]pp, contemporary speckled calf, spines ruled gilt in compartments [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Province of New York.

      London: William Faden, 1 August 1776. - Engraving on laid paper, 28.125" x 22.62" plus margins, hand-colored in outline. An important Revolutionary War era map, published less than a month after the Declaration of Independence, based on two landmark surveys of the colonies, Claude Sauthier's large-scale manuscript map of New York (which was subsequently published under the title Chorographical Map of the Province of New-York) and Bernard Ratzer's survey of New Jersey.

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        nouveau livre des cinq ordres d'architectures

      le pere et avaulez 1776 - rare atlas avec toutes les gravures illustrées [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISCORSO ALL'ORECCHIO DI MONSIEUR LOUIS GOUDAR

      Londra [stated on title, more likely Firenze], 1776. 55, [1] pp. Uncut. The attribution to Casanova is mainly based on an index to this publication in his handwriting found at Dux by Rava (see Sirène edition IX p. 408/09). "Although not mentioned by Pollio there can be no doubt that C. collaborated with Antonio Piazza in the drafting of this pamphlet ... (Casanovas) translation of the `Iliad'... was dedicated to Lord Tilney, a common acquaintance of C. and Goudar. At the time Goudar was in Italy with his wife, Sara, a former Irish barmaid he had met in London, and was busy with the writing of pamphlets which he published under the name of his wife ... (In this pamphlets) Goudar had been critical of Italy and Venice ... C. had first met Goudar in Paris. His acquaintance with him had been renewed in London in 1763-1764 ... On page 21 (of the Discorso') we find: And, further, do you believe we do not know what your life was in that Metropolis (London)? A most beautiful house, the charming young girls that you frequented, two companions worthy of you, who spread the net to catch suckers and young fools... It was Goudar who served constantly as C's intermediary in the latter's famous affair with the Charpillon, the young prostitute who led him on and made perfect fool of him. It is to be suspected that Goudar had a hand-in this fleecing of C. Rives Childs p. 37..

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        Original Illustration of Gretna Green, used for Gilpin's 'Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1776, on several parts of Great Britain; particularly the High-lands of Scotland', 1789.

      [1776] Unsigned pen & wash sketch. 23 x 31cm. 20th century frame, glazed.Clergyman, schoolmaster and writer on aesthetics, William Gilpin, 1724–1804 is best known for his works on the picturesque which he described as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture'. First published in 1789, 'Observations' forms part of a series which records Gilpin's reflections on the picturesque across British landscapes. It follows his journey made in 1776, equipped with notebook and sketching materials, exploring the landscape of the Scottish Highlands via northern England, Edinburgh and Glasgow. An etching of this original sketch, simplified slightly, is included opposite page 107 in volume two: 'Gretna Green was the last place we visited in Scotland; the great resort of such unfortunate nymphs, as differ with their parents, and guardians on the subject of marriage'. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Description de toutes les nations de l'empire de Russie. Beschreibung aller Nationen des Rußischen Reichs (part 4).

      St. Petersbourg J.C. Schnoor with Weitrecht part 3-4 for Carl Wilhelm Müller 76 77 & 1780 1776 - Two volumes 4to.: four parts of text in 1 volume, and plates volume (27.5 x 22.5 cm). Text: volume I-III in French, volume IV. in German; title, [2] ll. dedication and introduction, 108 pp., with head- and tail-piece vignettes engraved by Roth; title, introduction leaf, 228 pp., with two more vignettes engraved by Roth; title, introduction leaf, 164 pp., with two more vignettes engraved by Roth; title, 'Nachricht' leaf, general introduction I-XII, [4] table of contents, 397-530, [10] index pp., with a headpiece engraved vignette, and tail-piece engraved musical notes; some light marginal browning and spotting, occasional light waterstain, mostly marginal, two leaves with a marginal tear. Plates volume with 95 plates engraved by Roth with fine contemporary hand colouring, with Russian, German and French captions, most numbered in the plate, some by hand only; some plates bound out of order. Modern green calf over contemporary green morocco boards, boards gilt ruled, flat spines with red morocco labels with gilt lettering and gilt decorative ornaments. Fine example of the first edition of this remarkable work: the first significant Russian publication with plates coloured by hand, and the first survey of the peoples of Russia. With 95 plates in beautiful contemporary colour by Roth, the leading engraver in St. Petersburg in the 1770s. He also engraved fine firework displays, frontispieces and vignettes (such as those that appear in Catherine the Great's celebrated Nakaz). This copy is complete. The first three parts of the text are in French, while the fourth part, which was added after Roth's death four years later, was published only in German. All captions are printed in Russian, German and French. This copy contains a variation of pl. 73 depicting a naked 'Chukotskaya baba'. This important book is the first extensive survey of the peoples of Russia, as well as their customs and behaviour. It enjoyed long-lasting success and its fine plates were used as models for many Western (and often inferior) imitations. The work is divided into four parts: I. People of the Finnish tribe (25 plates); II. Tatar people (30 plates); III. Samoyed, Manchu and Eastern Siberian people (20 plates); and IV. Mongolian peoples, Russians and other peoples (mostly Cossacks) (20 plates). The German geographer and chemist Johann Gottlieb Georgi (1729-1803) made a career in Russia in the service of Catherine the Great. After completing his studies at St. Petersburg's Russian Academy of Sciences, Georgi accompanied the German zoologist and biologist Peter Simon Pallas on an expedition through Siberia, during which he took a particular interest in Lake Baikal and its surrounding area. The author of the Neue Deutsche Biographie claims, 'It is hard to overestimate Georgi's work. His records provide extensive and accurate ethnographical, economical, botanical and geographical descriptions of a large part of the Russian Empire.' Bitovt 1860 (Russ. and 3 parts only); Brunet II, 618; Colas 1224; Lipperheide 133; Obolyaninov 490 (Russ. only, 3 parts of text but mistakenly lists 95 pl.); Rovinskiy, Slovar 845 (#65-159); SK 1374; Sopikov 7535 (Russ. and 3 parts only); cf. Ostroglazov 219 (2nd edition). Not in Gubar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A General History of the Science and Practice of Music. In Five Volumes

      1776 - First Edition. 5 vols. 4to. [8], lxxxiv, 465; [iv], 544; [iv], 535; [iv], 548; Early 19th-century half russia, marbled boards, uncut (rebacked, preserving the original heavily gilt first, fourth, fifth and sixth panels, the second and third panels lettered in gilt). With the half-titles. Occasional heavy foxing, light spotting in some places, offsetting from the engraved music, generally good.Vol.1 with an engraved frontispiece by Grignion after Cipriani (foxed and offset onto the title) and 5 plates of ancient instruments plus numerous engraved plates of music (from half to full-page) in the text; Vols. 2-5 with numerous engraved plates of music (from quarter to full-page and numerous engraved medallion portraits in the text; numerous other woodcut illustrations of instruments, etc., in the text. London: for T. Payne and Son, Provenance 1: Thomas Park (1758/9-1834), antiquary and bibliographer, with signature and inscription on the front pastedown of vol. 1: ?TPark, Feb: 20. 1807. The Gift of the Miss Adams's in remembrance of their worthy Father? and with a letter from the Miss Adams's to Mrs Park [Maria Hester Reynolds (1760-1813), composer and keyboard player]. The volumes contain sporadic notes by Park in pencil and ink, in the margins and occasionally on separate leaves of paper tipped-in. As well as tipped-in handwritten notes, the volumes also contain several other oddments and clippings inserted by Park. Volume Four contains several sheets tipped-in to the front pastedown, including an advertisement for a performance of pieces by Bach and Handel on ?Wednesday, November 29, 1809? (with ?To Mr. Park Church Row Hampstead? written in ink on the rear side) and two other advertisements for organ recitals by a ?Mr. Jacob?, respectively dated ?Thursday, 12 May, 1812? and ?Tuesday, May 24th, 1814? Volume Five contains an envelope addressed to Thomas Park tipped into inside front cover. Provenance 2: Gilt bookplates of Samuel Appleby attached to inside cover of each volume. Samuel Appleby is registered in the admissions book for Gray?s Inn, listed as being admitted on the 8th of July 1825. His father was Thomas Appleby, who owned a collection of ?valuable papers referring to the violinist Bridgetower? and ?was a leader in the musical world of Manchester, England, and a principal director of concerts there? (Thayer, 1921). Peter Clive (2001) described Samuel Appleby as ?a great music lover?, a passion he presumably inherited from his father. Clive (2001) also suggests that Appleby acted as solicitor to Domenico Dragonetti (1763-1846), the Italian composer and double bassist, who lived in London from 1794-1846. Bound in Volume Four, p. 345. (on the violin-makers of Cremona), is a copy of the original auction catalogue of classical instruments belonging to Sir William Curtis (1752-1829), of Portland Place. The sale, which took place on ?Thursday the 3rd Day of May, 1827?, is widely considered to be amongst the most famous, and certainly most prestigious, auctions of classical instruments of all time. The catalogue itself is extremely rare and does not appear on Copac. Although now unfolded, it has been folded as a letter, with the original seal, addressed to ?Appleby Esq. Baynards Building, Gray?s Inn? Considering that the sale took place in 1827 and we have confirmation that Samuel Appleby was admitted to Gray?s Inn only two years previously in 1825 (see above), there can be little doubt that this is the very same Appleby whose bookplates are attached to each volume of this set. The catalogue also contains two penciled notes (detailed below) in what appears to be a contemporary hand. Glued to the front page of the catalogue is a newspaper clipping detailing the incarceration of Joseph Guarnerius (maker of the cello in Lot XI) with a penciled note expanding upon the reason for his imprisonment. The son of Joseph Curtis, a sea biscuit manufacturer, William Curtis was amongst the earliest English violin collectors in Britain and enj [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage à la Nouvelle Guinée, dans lequel on trouve la description des Lieux, des Observations physiques & morales, & des détails relatifs à l'Histoire Naturelle dans le Règne Animal & le Règne Végétal.

      1776 1776 - Paris: Ruault 1776. With vignettes and 120 engraved plates [of which 79 are with birds]. XII + [4] + 206 + [2] pp. The first leaves weakly browning otherwise clean and well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in nice contemporary full leather with coloured label and spine richly gilt, with goldlines on boards and all edges gilt. * Mistakenly plate no. 120 is placed before plate no. 119. Pierre Sonnerat [1748 - 1814] was a French naturalist and explorer, and he made several voyages to southeast Asia, and India and China from 1769 to 1781. The standard botanical author abbreviation Sonn. is applied to plants he described. His name is used in the specific name of the grey junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii). [Wikipedia].Nissen 885; Wood 577; Zimmer 596-597. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Simia quam similis turpissima bestia nobis. No. 1 und No. 2. Zwei Original-Kupferstiche nach David Teniers d. J.

      London, (Francis) Vivares, 1770 & 1776. - Format jeweils ca. 20,5 x 24 cm. In der Platte bezeichnet, links unten: Ab ejusd: magnitud: Pictura D. Teniers. Rechts unten: Scalphebat J. Caldwell Londini. Vivares 1770/1776. Vereinzelte schwache Braunspuren, verso in den Ecken mit Montageresten, sonst gut erhalten. Zwei Stiche aus einer Folge von Affen in Menschengestalt beim Spielen, Trinken und Würfeln nach David Teniers d. J. Unterhalb der lateinischen Betitelung in Englisch: No. 1: „Do Chattering Monkies mimick men / Or We turn’d Apes outmonkie them ? No. 2: „Men laugh at Apes, they men contemn: For what are we, but Apes to them?" Die gleichlautende lateinische Betitelung der Stiche ist ein Zitat aus Francis Bacon’s „Novum Organum", die englische des zweiten Stiches zitiert John Gays Poem "The two monkeys", diejenige des ersten Stiches scheint jedoch aus Caldwell‘s eigener Feder zu stammen. 1001 g

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        Théâtre

      - (Genève). 1776. 10 volumes in-8, plein veau blond, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats avec écoinçons dorés aux coins, dos lisses très ornés avec pièces de titre et tomaison havane, tranches dorées. (4) pp., VIII pp., (2) pp., 520 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., 380 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., 380 pp., (2) pp. ; (6), 504 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., (1) p., (3) pp., 472 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., III pp., (2) pp., 488 pp., (2) pp. ; (6) pp., II, (2) pp., 376 pp. ; (6) pp., II pp., (2) pp., 396 pp., (2) pp. ; (8) pp., 436 pp., (2) pp. ; (8) pp., 420 pp., (2) pp. Edition du théâtre de Corneille commentée par Voltaire. Contrefaçon de l’édition de Genève, 1764, illustrée de 36 figures, dont 1 frontispice et 1 portrait par Gravelot. Les Oeuvres, assorties d’un avertissement, comportent aussi les Trois discours sur le poème dramatique. Cette édition est parue deux ans avant la mort de Voltaire.Trace d’ex-libris d’un comte, frotté.Bel exemplaire, dans une élégante reliure, quelques défauts aux coiffes.Bengesco II, 1700. 1260 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zend-Avesta, 3 Teile in einem Band (komplett) und 2 Bände Anhänge zum Zend-Avesta in 8 Teilen, Originalausgaben 1776 bis 1783

      Kleuker, J. F. Zend-Avesta, 3 Teile in einem Band (komplett) und 2 Bände Anhänge zum Zend-Avesta in 8 Teilen, Originalausgaben 1776 bis 1783 Im Einzelnen handelt es sich um 3 Originalbücher des 18. Jahrhunderts mit folgende Schriften: Buch 1 Kleuker, Johann Friedrich Titel: Zend-Avesta, Zoroasters lebendiges Wort,worin die Lehren und Meinungen dieses Gesetzgebers von Gott, Welt, Natur, Menschen ingleichen die Ceremonien des heiligen Dienstes der Parsen u. f. f. aufbehalten sind. Erster, Zweiter und Dritter Theil in einem Band (komplett). Riga 1776/1777 bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Halbleineneinband des 19. Jahrhunderts unter Verwendung des Original Lederrrückens der Originalausgabe, rundum Rotschnitt, mit diversen Kupferstichen auf 7 (Falt-) Bildtafeln, ca. 850 Seiten, 25x20,5cm. Einband berieben, zum Teil etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes und festes Exemplar. Erster Theil welcher mit dem, was vorausgeht, die beiden Bücher Izeschne und Vispered enthält. XXVIII, 168 Seiten Voraus geht: Kurze Darstellung des Lehrbegrifs der alten Perser Zweiter Teil, der, außer einigen Abhandlungen, die übrigen Zendbücher, Jeschts Sades, Si-ruze und Vendidad enthält. II, 386 Seiten, Enthält ergänzend folende Abhandlungen: Untersuchung über die antike Aechtheit der Bücher des Zend-Avestas Anzeige der ein und zwanzig Nosks Avestas nach Angabe der parsischen Ravaets Untersuchung über die alten Sprachen persiens von Msr. Anquetil. Dritter und letzter Theil, welcher Zoroasters Leben, den Bun-Dehesh, zwei keinere Wörterbücher und die bürgerlichen und gottesdienstlichen Gebräuche bei den jetzigen Parsen enthält. 258 Seiten Verzeichnis der Sachen und namen, welche in den drey Theilen des Zend-Avesta vorkommen,108 Seiten. --------------- Buch 2 KLEUKER, Johann Friedrich. Anhang zum Zend-Avesta. Erster Band in Zwey Theilen Wovon der erste verschiedene Abhandlungen über wichtige Gegenstände der persischen Religion, Philosophie und Geschichte Und er zweyte historische Abhandlung über die Religion der Perser enthält. Leipzig und Riga Hartknoch 1781. XII, 397 Seiten, 25x20cm, Goldgeprägte Original Ganzlederausgabe, z. T. etwas stockfleckig mit zwei alten Stempeln auf Titelblatt. Erster Band mit folgenden Abhandlungen: 1.Abhandlung, worinn bewiesen wird, dass die auf der Königlichen Bibliothek den 15ten März 1762 niedergelegten Zendbücher Zoroasters Werk, oder wenigstens so alt als dieser Gesetzgeber sind. Von Anquetil du Perron 2.Theologisches System der Magier nach dem Plutarch, verglichen mit dem System der alten Perser, welche die Parsen dem Zoroaster, als ihrem Gesetzgeber beylegen. Von Anquetil du Perron 3.Bemerkungen über den Nutzen, den das Lesen der orientalischen Schriftsteller gewährt. Von Anquetil du Perron 4.Erklärung des Theologischen System der perser nach den Büchern des Zend, Pehlvi und Parsi. Von Anquetil du Perron 5.Untersuchung über das Zeitalter Zorosters, des Gesetzgebers der perser und Verfassers der zendbücher. Von Anquetil du Perron 6.Anhang, Verzeichnis der vornehmsten Namen und Sachen. ---------------- Buch 3 KLEUKER, Johann Friedrich. Anhang zum Zend-Avesta. Zweyten Bandes Erster und Zweyter und Dritter Theil Leipzig und Riga Hartknoch 1783. 192, 64, 200 Seiten, 26x21,5cm, Goldgeprägte Original Halblederausgabe mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln, z. T. etwas stockfleckig , gites Exemplar. Erster Theil Kritische Abhandlung, worin sämtliche Nachrichten von Schriften Zoroasters beurttheilt, die namen der selben erklärt, und Litterärische Anzeigen von den einzelnen unter dem allgemeinen Namen Zend-Avesta noch vorhandenen Bücher gegeben werden. Von Johann Friedrich Kleuker Zweyter Theil Eine vollständige Untersuchung über die Beschaffenheit, dasZeitalter und denWerth der Zendbücher, nach äussern und innern Gründen, und mit Beantwortung der dagegen gemachten Einwürfe enthält. Von Johann Friedrich Kleuker Dritter Theil PERSIKA, das ist: Vollständige Sammlung und Erklärung dessen, was die Griechischen und Lateinischen Schriftsteller von Zoroaster, den Lehren und heiligen Gebräuchen der Magier und Perser berichten verglichen mit den authentischen Angaben der zendurkunden. Von Johann Friedrich Kleuker Anhang, Verzeichnis der vornehmsten Namen und Sachen für alle drei Theile.

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        VOYAGE EN ARABIE & en d'autres Pays circonvoisins with. Description de L`Arabie, faite Sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux mêmes.

      Amsterdam, S. J. Baalde; Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven & Comp., 1776. THREE VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET, FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF FIRST TWO VOLUMES 1776-1780, VOLUME THREE dated 1774 and entitled Description de l'Arabie faite sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux memes (first published in French in Copenhagen in 1773). 4to, approximately 260 x 210 mm, 10¼ x 8½ inches, a total of 150 engravings, Volume I: attractive allegorical vignette to title page, 72 engravings of which 22 folding (5 maps or plans) plus a large folding map of Yemen with routes shown in green and red; Volume II: same vignette on title page, 52 engravings, 17 folding, many maps and plans; Volume III: same title page vignette, 24 engravings including maps, 7 folding of which 2 hand coloured of Kufiq characters, and 5 of maps, plus large folding map of Yemen with routes in colour, pages: viii, (6), 409, (1); vi, (10), 389, (1); xlii, 372 + (16), all 3 complete with half-titles. Bound in old calf sides, handsomely rebacked to style, gilt decorated raised bands, ornate gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. A few small scrapes to covers, corners slightly worn with cardboard showing at tips, ex college library copy with armorial library bookplate stamped 'Withdrawn' on each pastedown, small blind library stamp on title pages, tiny closed tear to inner edge of 2 folding maps in Volume I, 1 folding map protruding slightly from text block and very slightly worn along fore-edge, 1 or 2 very small neat pencil notes in Volume II, neat pencil titles to plates on Directions to Binder at the end of Volume III. A very good clean set. Volume I covers Egypt (pages 32-212) and Yemen, Volume II covers parts of India including Bombay and Surat, Iraq and Syria, Volume III first part: describes Arabia in general, customs, religion, currency, ancient writing, astronomy, medcine, agriculture, animals; second part covers Yemen, Oman, Mecca and Medina, Bedouin tribes, Desert of Mount Sinai. Cox, Volume I, page 237: 'This is a justly famous and popular work. Niebuhr, though German born, took part as astronomer and naturalist in the Royal Danish expedition to Arabia 1763-67. His accounts are probably the best and most authentic of their day. Though Arabia was his chief concern, his travels extended into Egypt, Persia and Hindustan"; Sotheby's Library of Peter Hopkirk, 1010: "(Niebuhr's) work was the first European attempt at a complete account of Arabia. He amassed a vast quantity of factual information which he relates in a simple unrhetorical fashion, distinguishing clearly between things observed personally and things learned from, others."; Sotheby's Library of Michael Burrell, 569; Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, page 751-752. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The American Military Pocket Atlas

      being an approved collection of correct maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies,  especially those which are now, or probably may be, the theatre of war. First edition. 6 folding engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, maps soiled & frayed at edges, some discoloration at folds, rebacked. London, Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett,     

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        VOYAGE EN ARABIE & en d'autres Pays circonvoisins with. Description de L`Arabie, faite Sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux mêmes.

      Amsterdam, S. J. Baalde; Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven & Comp., 1776.. THREE VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET, FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF FIRST TWO VOLUMES 1776-1780, VOLUME THREE dated 1774 and entitled Description de l'Arabie faite sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux memes (first published in French in Copenhagen in 1773). 4to, approximately 260 x 210 mm, 10¼ x 8½ inches, a total of 150 engravings, Volume I: attractive allegorical vignette to title page, 72 engravings of which 22 folding (5 maps or plans) plus a large folding map of Yemen with routes shown in green and red; Volume II: same vignette on title page, 52 engravings, 17 folding, many maps and plans; Volume III: same title page vignette, 24 engravings including maps, 7 folding of which 2 hand coloured of Kufiq characters, and 5 of maps, plus large folding map of Yemen with routes in colour, pages: viii, (6), 409, (1); vi, (10), 389, (1); xlii, 372 + (16), all 3 complete with half-titles. Bound in old calf sides, handsomely rebacked to style, gilt decorated raised bands, ornate gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. A few small scrapes to covers, corners slightly worn with cardboard showing at tips, ex college library copy with armorial library bookplate stamped 'Withdrawn' on each pastedown, small blind library stamp on title pages, tiny closed tear to inner edge of 2 folding maps in Volume I, 1 folding map protruding slightly from text block and very slightly worn along fore-edge, 1 or 2 very small neat pencil notes in Volume II, neat pencil titles to plates on Directions to Binder at the end of Volume III. A very good clean set. Volume I covers Egypt (pages 32-212) and Yemen, Volume II covers parts of India including Bombay and Surat, Iraq and Syria, Volume III first part: describes Arabia in general, customs, religion, currency, ancient writing, astronomy, medcine, agriculture, animals; second part covers Yemen, Oman, Mecca and Medina, Bedouin tribes, Desert of Mount Sinai. Cox, Volume I, page 237: 'This is a justly famous and popular work. Niebuhr, though German born, took part as astronomer and naturalist in the Royal Danish expedition to Arabia 1763-67. His accounts are probably the best and most authentic of their day. Though Arabia was his chief concern, his travels extended into Egypt, Persia and Hindustan"; Sotheby's Library of Peter Hopkirk, 1010: "(Niebuhr's) work was the first European attempt at a complete account of Arabia. He amassed a vast quantity of factual information which he relates in a simple unrhetorical fashion, distinguishing clearly between things observed personally and things learned from, others."; Sotheby's Library of Michael Burrell, 569; Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, page 751-752. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Saggio dell'architettura civile.

      appresso Gio. Batista Bianchi, In Milano 1776 - Frontespizio: Ovvero regole pratiche per qualunque pubblico, e privato edificio a giovamento degli Studiosi Architetti, de' Capi Maestri, e de' Padroni di Fabbriche. Seconda edizione emendata, e notabilmente accresciuta di molte Regole pratiche per la Fermezza, Comodità, e Simmetria sì in disegno, che in opera di tutta sorta di Edificj, con altre Avvertenze, e Precetti su i Cinque Ordini d’Architettura da Laudromo Sitonio. In-16° massimo, pp. XVI-112. Segnatura: A-G8. Leg. post. mz. pelle verde petrolio a fascia stretta con piccoli angoli, tit. e fleurons oro impressi al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata, segnapagina in seta verde, testatina, capolettera xil., finalini. Fioriture, gore evidenti alle prime 20 pp. circa, esemplare leggermente rifilato al taglio sup.

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        Carte Generale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline,de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre etc. par le Sr. D’Anville, A Venise, Par P. Santini, 1776. Chez Mr. Remondini

      Paolo Santini 1776 - Santini, Paolo Venice 1776 copper engraved map with original outline colouring; overall 53 x 76 cm; plate 49 x 66 cm. fold as issued; some foxing; some add. printer’s creases; Very detailed map of Eastern Coast of North America by d’Anville, published by Santini, showing part of Canada, New England and Southern States, including part of Florida and Texas (’Tecas’)’. With an inset of Canada. With a large, decorative cartouche. D’Anville was Royal geographer and cartographer. - Santini (c1729 - 1793) was an Italian professor of design, engraver, mapmaker and publisher. [ref: 3660]

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        William Ellery

      May 20, 1776. Document Signed "Wm Ellery", 16.75" x 13", 1p May 20, 1776, Newport [RI]. Overall restoration including infill to losses. Excellent appearance. We know of only three other existing documents, and all sold at Christie's. A similar endorsement, Lot 47, sold for over $8000. An ALS in the same sale, Lot 28, brought over $120,000. The third piece, a journal, sold for nearly $19,000.<br /><br />In part, the document reads, <I>"To all people to whom these presents shall come William Channing of Newport in the county of Newport and colony of Rhode Island send greeting, KNOW YE, that the said William Channing for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds lawful money to me. In Hand, before the ensealing hereof, well and truly paid by William Ellery of Newport aforesd Esq. The receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself therewith fully satisfied, contented and paid; and thereof, and of every part and parcel thereof . . . lot of land . . . two acres and one quarter be the same more or less and bounded Northerly on a driftway Easterly on a high way Southerly on land of George Gibbs and Westerly on the land of Christopher Ellery ... "</I>

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        A Commentary on The Book of Psalms.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1776 - 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. Splendid tall full 18th century speckled calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and label. Some scuffing to the boards. A slip 'To Lieut General Melvill at John Balfour's Esq in the Advocate's Close Edinb.' is enclosed. This would appear to refer to General Robert Melvill, inventor of the carronade and Governor of Guadeloupe. A superb set of Bishop Horne's most celebrated work. From the library of the Farquharson family at Invercauld Castle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Commerce et le gouvernement, considérés relativement l'un à l'autre. Ouvrage élémentaire.

      Jombert 1776 - Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Jombert & Cellot, 1776, in-12, basane fauve moucheté, dos lisse richement orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Légères épidermures sur les plats. Édition originale. Elle se distingue des deux autres éditions à la même date par l&#146;errata page VI. Un des ouvrages fondateurs de l'économie politique au XVIIIe siècle. Ce traité qui vit le jour la même année que celui d'Adam Smith s'impose par une théorie psychologique de la valeur, novatrice car elle anticipe l'analyse marginaliste. Agréable exemplaire. (Tchemerzine, II, p. 484) « Le Libéralisme est né en France. En 1776, précisément, lorsque Étienne Bonnot de Condillac publia Le Commerce & le Gouvernement, signant ainsi l&#146;acte de naissance d&#146;une philosophie radicale qui, prenant la liberté individuelle pour principe, en déduit en toute rigueur toutes les conséquences. Par la même occasion, il inventa alors la « science économique » ; car les deux sont indissociables. » (Institut Coppet). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VILLARE CANTIANUM; OR KENT SURVEYED and illustrated. Being an exact Description of all the Parishes, Boroughs, Villages, and other respective Manors in the County of Kent; and, the Original and Intermedial Possessors of them, down to the Author's time. Drawn out of Charters, Escheat-rolls, Fines, and other Public Evidences; but especially out of Gentlemen's Private Deeds and Muniments. To which is added an Historical Catalogue of the High Sheriffs of Kent; collected by John Philipott Es.; Father to the Author.

      Lynn, W.Whittingham (and others) 1776 - Second Edition, Corrected. LACKING MAP. Folio, moden rebinding in three quarter calf with raised bands and title label, gilt, with marbled boards. [iv], 400pp. plus 11pp. index and 1pp. advertisement at rear. Foldout engraved plate of Bromley College, (foxed at edges and creases) plus another Plate with 2 fig. illustrations and one small illustration in text. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Occasional light foxing to edges and margins. A VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf 9) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.6 kg+) might require extra charges for postage outside the UK.** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Military Pocket Atlas

      [1776]. 1776 - being an approved collection ofcorrect maps,both general andparticular, of theBritish Colonies, especially those which are now, or probably may be, the theatre of war. First edition. 6 folding engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, maps soiled& frayed atedges,some discolorationat folds, rebacked. London, Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Published at the behest of Governor George Pownall, the advertisement clarifies its purpose: ?Surveys and Topographical Charts being fit only for a Library, such maps as an Officer may take with him into the Field have been much wanted. The following Collection forms a Portable Atlas of North America, calculated in its Bulk and Price suit the Pockets of Officers of all Ranks.? The six maps here represent a distillation of what the British high command saw as the most pertinent topographical information for soldiers and, being issued at the war's outset, provides keen insight into how the British envisioned the war unfolding. As with this copy, the atlas was usually folded down to octavo size. Not quite small enough to fit in a pocket, it was generally carried in a soldier's holster and soon was referred to as the holster atlas. The six maps are: 1. DUNN (Samuel). ?North America, as Divided Amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 13 1/2 by 18 1/4 inches. London, printed for Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved for Dunn's A New Atlas , London, 1774. 2. DUNN (Samuel). ?A Compleat Map of the West Indies, Containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the Islands.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). London, Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved for Dunn's A New Atlas London, 1774. 3. ?A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America. Which comprehends the province of Quebec, the Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York. From the Maps Published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Regulated by the Astronomic and Trigonometric Observations of Major Holland and corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 20 3/4 by 26 3/4 inches. London, Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, Aug. 14, 1776. A very good copy, here in its first state. The map also issued separately and was re-issued in 1788 with an updated title. 4. EVANS (Lewis). ?A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America. containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. with the addition of New York, and the greatest part of New England, as also of the bordering parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several surveys made after the late war, and corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 20 1/2 by 26 3/4 inches. London, R. Sayer & J. Bennet, Oct. 15, 1776. Based on the 1755 Lewis Evans map, with subsequent corrections. 5. ROMANS (Bernard). ?A general map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the neighbouring Indian countries. From the modern surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & others; and from the large hydrographical survey of the coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 20 3/4 by 25 5/8 inches. London, R.Sayer & J. Bennett [sic.], 15 October. 1776. Based on charts and maps by Roman and others. 6. BRASSIER (William Furness). ?A Survey of Lake Champlain including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John, Surveyed by order of . Sr. Jeffery Amherst . by William Brassier, draughtsman. 1762.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 29 1/8 by 21 5/8 inches. London, Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, 5 Aug., 1776. Also issued as the first separately published map of Lake Champlain, this chart was based on a survey made durin [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Death, the last Enemy, destroyed by Christ. A Sermon, Preached, March 27, 1776, before The Honorable Continental Congress, on the Death of the Honorable Samuel Ward, Esq. One of the Delegates from the Colony of Rhode Island...

      Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1776. First edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. First printing. Scarce. OCLC locates only six examples in book format, one of which rests in the Library Of Congress. 28 pp. intact and complete but apparently disbound from a larger volume. Small chip top corner of p. 25/26 not affecting any text and a somewhat larger chip top corner of p.27/28 in the same area affecting one or two words. Eulogy delivered before the Continental Congress on the occasion of the passing from smallpox in Philadelphia of Samuel Ward of Rhode Island. In addition to serving in the First Continental Congress, Ward had been Governor of Rhode Island and was a founder of Brown College. He was governor at the time of the passing of the Stamp Act in 1765 and was the only colonial Royal Governor to openly oppose it. A stunch patriot, he undoubtedly would have been a signer of the Declaration of Independence but died some three months before it was adopted.

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        Antique Print-OSPREY-FISH EAGLE-SEA HAWK-Manetti-Vanni-1776

      - Antique print, titled: 'Falco Pescatore volgarm. Aquila Pescatrice.' - An osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk. Hand coloured etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Plate XXXX from: "Storia natuleale degli uccelli", published in 10 volumes (6 plate volumes) in Florence, 1767-1776. Ref: Ref. Cf. Dance 70; cf. Fine books (1990) p. 92; cf. Nissen IVB 588; cf. Wood p. 450; cf. Zimmer p. 241.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Giuseppe Vanni' after 'Saverio Manetti, Lorenzo Lorenzi or Violante Vanni'. Engraver: Giuseppe Vanni. Saverio Manetti (1723-1784) was a physician and director of the Florentine Botanical Gardens from 1749-1782. Manetti worked almost exclusively from real specimens, beginning with the extensive collection of Marquis Giovanni Gerini. The result was one of the largest surveys of ornithology attempted up to that date, a work which became 'the flamboyant forerunner of the splendid ornithological folios which were to appear in the nineteenth century. Violante Vanni (1732-1776). Condition: Very good, given age. Remains of attachment to carrier to the rear of the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: E43-31 The overall size is ca. 12.4 x 16.9 inch. The image size is ca. 10.7 x 13.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 31.6 x 43 cm. The image size is ca. 27.1 x 34.6 cm.

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        Le commerce et le gouvernement, considérés relativement l'un à l'autre.A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez Jombert et Cellot , 1776.

      A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez Jombert et Cellot 1776 - Due parti (a numerazione continua) in un volume di cm. 16, pp. ix (1), 587 (1). Leg. ottocentesca in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso; carta marm. ai piatti. Esemplare corto nel margine alto limitatamente alle prime pagine, peraltro fresco e ben conservato. Condillac (1714-1780), fratello dell'abate di Mably, fu stimato scrittore di testi storici, politico-economici e filosofici. La frequentazione giovanile con Rousseau, Diderot e Duclos non intaccò la prudenza che contraddistingue tutte le sue opere, ma gli garantì la possibilità di dialogare scientificamente con i più grandi intellettuali del tempo. Nel 1752 divenne membro dell'Accademia di Berlino e nel 1768 anche di quella francese. Quest'opera, fondamentale nell'ambito della storia dell'economia politica settecentesca, si caratterizza per le innovative teorie sopra i temi del cambio, del prezzo e della valuta. Seconda edizione, pubblicata nell'anno dell'originale, distinta dalla terza per la diversa numerazione delle pagine. Cfr. Kvk; Kress 7201; Einaudi 1208; non in Goldsmiths. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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