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        Interiour View of the Crater of Mount Vesuvius from an original drawing taken on the spot in the year 1756, and will serve to give an Idea of the changes this part of an active Volcano is subject to.

      "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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        The Professed Cook: Or, the Modern Art of Cookery, Pastry, and Confectionary, Made Plain and Easy. Consisting of the Most Approved Methods in the French as well as English Cookery Including a Translation of Les Soupers de la Cour By B. Clermont, who has been Many Years Clerk of the Kitchen in some of the First Families of this Kingdom, and Lately to the Right Hon. the Earl of Abingdon. The Third Edition, Revised and Much Enlarged.

      London: W. Davis, T. Caslon, G. Robinson, F. Newbery, and The Author, 1776. - 8vo (210 x 127mm), pp. x, [48], [2 (blank)], 610; p. 361 misnumbered '316'; type-ornament headbands; occasional, very light marking, mild foxing from quire 2G to end, small marginal wormholes from Z7 onwards with unobtrusive historical repairs on some ll., bound without final blank l. 2R2; contemporary British polished sheep, board-edges roll-tooled in gilt, spine gilt in compartments; cracking on joints, rubbed and scuffed with surface losses on boards and chipping at spine-ends, nevertheless a sound, internally very clean copy; provenance: Christopher Hogwood.Third edition. This was the first edition to mention the name of the translator, Bernard Clermont, which is printed on the title, together with the information that he was for 'many years Clerk of the Kitchen in some of the first families of this kingdom, and lately to the Right Hon. the Earl of Abingdon'.Bitting, p. 92 (note); Cagle 606; Maclean, p. 99; Oxford, p. 101 (note); Roscoe A84; Simon, BG 355. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        View of a hollow road leading from the Grotto of Pausilipo to Pianura, where are the curious Quarrys of that fort of stone calle'd Peperino, and which resembles the Piperno of Rome...

      "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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        Histoire naturelle de la parole ou précis de l'origine du langage & de la grammaire universelle. Extrait du Monde primitif

      L'auteur, Boudet, Valleyre, Ve Duchesne, Saugrain, Paris 1776 - ____ Première édition séparée, la seule contenant la belle planche dépliante gravée et imprimée en couleurs par Gautier d'Agoty, qui représente les organes de la voix. Le texte d'explication de cette planche a été rédigé par le chirurgien Dessault. Papiers des plats un peu frottés. Bel exemplaire. *-------* First separate edition, the only one with a folding plate printed in colours by Gautier d'Agoty. In-8. [190 x 123 mm] Collation : frontispice, (4), 400 pp., 2 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Demi-veau, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776-1788. First Edition. Very Good. Complete in six volumes. All First Editions except volume 1, which is a Second Edition. Large quarto. Full contemporary mid-brown calf with early 20th century rebacks (vol. 1 fully renewed at the same time) and replaced endpapers, raised bands, red lettering piece and black numbering piece. Tips worn and exposed, boards edge-worn. Sporadic light foxing throughout. A handful of small closed tears and marginal stains. Vol. 1 has some offsetting from engraved frontispiece portrait to title page as well as heavy foxing to both; first page of preface torn and missing about half; small wax stain on pages 471-4. Vol. 2: both maps present with small marginal tears but no loss. Vol. 3: binder mistakenly placed duplicate of map, "The western Part of the Roman Empire," in previous volume rather than "The eastern Part..." map. An attractive set of Gibbons' magnificent history.

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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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        General Washington Orders Declaration of Independence Read to Army in New York

      New York City 1776 - Manuscript Orderly Book. Headquarters [New York City], [July 8, 1776 - August 21, 1776]. Containing two overlapping sequences in different hands: one 145-page sequence runs from July [9], 1776 to August 21, 1776, and another 13-page segment (written from the other end of the book) runs from July 8-13, 1776. 158 pp. 7 1/2 x 6 in. Both versions vary slightly from the published text of Washington's General Orders of July 9. This volume, with Brigade and Regimental orders, was either kept by battalion adjutant Aaron Comstock or an orderly sergeant in one of Gold S. Silliman's eight companies enlisted in Connecticut shortly before. This is likely the battalion's first orderly book after arriving in New York with approximately 415 men. "the Honble Continental Congress . haveing been plead to Desolve Connection Between this country & great Britain & to declare the united Colonys of North America free & Independent States the Several Brigades are to be Drawn us [up] this Evening on their Respective Parades at 6 oclock when the Deleration of Congress Shewing the grounds & Reasons of the Measures to be Read with Laudable [audible] Voice the genl [George Washington] Hopes that this important Point will serve as a fresh incentive to Every officer and soldier to act with fidelity & courage as knowing that now the Peace and Safety of this country Depends under god solely on the success of our arms." (July 9, 1776).the gel being informed to his great surprize that a Report prevails & Industrously spread far and wide that Lord how [British General Lord William Howe] has made Propositions of Peace Calculated by disguiseing Persons most Probably To Lull us into a fatal Security his Duty obliges him to Declare that No such offer has been made by Lord how but on the Contrarary from the Best inteligence he can Procure the army may Expect atack as soon as the wind and tide proves favorable He hopes theirfore every mans mind & arms may be Prepared for action and when caled to it shew our enemies & the whole world that free men Contendin for their own Land are Superior to any Mercenaries on Earth. (August 20th 1776)Remarkable 1776 manuscript orderly book, evidently kept for Brigadier General Gold S. Silliman's Connecticut militia, containing two separate versions of Washington's famous General Orders of July 9, 1776, in which he announced to the Continental Army that Congress had formally declared the 13 colonies to be independent of Great Britain. Washington ordered that the momentous text be proclaimed before all assembled troops in and around New York. Historical BackgroundDuring the evening following the public reading of the Declaration of Independence, the impassioned celebrations in Manhattan culminated in the toppling and destruction of the grand, gilded equestrian statue of King George III at the foot of Broadway at Bowling Green. The balance of the book contains a detailed record of the New York garrison and its affairs while it and its commander awaited the long-expected British assault. The present orderly book ends ominously on August 21, the day General Sir William Howe led the British to Gravesend, Brooklyn, out of which he launched a successful campaign to conquer Long Island and Manhattan.Orderly books were the primary documents for organizing day-to-day life within the army. The process of updating orderly books was a logistical nightmare. The officer serving in the rotating position of major general of the day communicated orders to the adjutant general. Early each morning, meeting at Washington's headquarters, the adjutant general read aloud, while division adjutants copied the orders into their own orderly books. The division adjutants then met with their brigade majors and repeated the process of dictation, adding any division orders. Brigade majors then met with regimental adjutants, again reading the orders aloud for regimental adjutants to copy down. Finally, the regimenta. (See website for full description) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Revolutionary War

      September 27, 1776. Autograph Document Signed “Robert Lanier,” one page, 7” x 6.25”. [North Carolina], September 27, 1776. Related ADS “Wm. Finch” on verso, July 6, 1783. On laid paper. Worn at folds. Nicked at edges. Soiling, ink spots. Very Good condition.In full, “By Mr Finch have sent you Twenty Pounds Virginia Money with an intent to leve it in pledge for the use of Ten Pounds for a few days, the prock or Dollar Bills I want to purchase sundry necessaries which Mr Finch is to try to get for your Hble Servt Robert Lanier.” To “Mr. Traugott Bagge” “Bill No 164/16362 of Eight Pounds / Do No. 172/17162 of Twelve Pounds} Virginia Money.”On verso, “The contents of the Inclosed was some Money lent Mr I. Hamlin Decd by Robert Lanier which I was to Exchange for Prod. Or Dollar Money with Bagge in order to purchase Salt for the use of the Soldiers when I applyd at Mr. Bagge’s he was not at home â€

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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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