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        View into the crater of Astruni (tav. XX).

      Napoli, 1776 - Incisione in rame, foglio: mm. 330x460, battuta: mm. 215x395. Acquerellata d'epoca. Ottime condizioni.Tratta da: HAMILTON WILLIAM. Napoli, Pietro Fabris, 1776-1779.Campi phlegraei. Observations on the volcanos of the two Sicilies Supplement to the Campi Phlegraei being an account to the grat eruption of the mount Vesuvius in the month of August 1779 L'opera costituisce un caso unico nella storia del libro illustrato settecentesco, in quanto riunisce un testo di grande interesse scientifico a una serie di 54 tavole di grande valore artistico disegnate dal vero, eseguite all'acquaforte su lastra di rame e dipinte all'acquerello dal grande vedutista Pietro Fabris (attivo tra 1763 e 1779). Il trattato, fu pubblicato nel 1776 con testo francese e inglese e fu indirizzato alla Royal Society di Londra. L'autore, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), fu a Napoli tra il 1764 e il 1800 come ambasciatore d'Inghilterra; durante tale permanenza poté raccogliere molto materiale relativo alla vulcanologia, in particolar modo riguardante il Vesuvio e i Campi Flegrei, ma anche riguardanti l'Etna e altre località siciliane. Di Fabris invece non si sa molto, ma, di certo, con le tavole dei Campi Phlegarei si pose a modello per le vedute al guazzo di tutti i maestri napoletani successivi, da Alessandro D'Anna a Saverio Della Gatta. Le incisioni acquerellate del Fabris, in accordo con il gusto dell'epoca per l'alternanza di idillico e sublime, presentano scenari ameni e terribili eruzioni vulcaniche, ma anche campioni di minerali prelevati nelle varie località descritte da Hamilton, i quali vengono illustrati in maniera assolutamente realistica, pur mantendo sempre un alta qualità artistica. Gouaches napoletane , cat. Della mostra, Napoli 1985, pagg. 224-225; G. Pane - V. Valerio, La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia , cat. Della mostra, Napoli, 1988, pp. 309-311.

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        Les Royaumes de Suede et Norwege divifés par Provinces et Gouvernements Dressés et assujettis aux Observations Astronomiques par le St. Janvier Geographe a Venise par Francois Santini Rue Ste. Justine présde l Eglise. Chez M. Remondini

      Santini, Francois & Remondini, M. 1776-79, Venice - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. In excellent condition.

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        Alphabetum Barmanum seu Bomanum regni Avae finitimarumque regionum. Editio altera emendatior

      Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, Rome 1776 - First edition. Folding engraved plate of Pali text by Giuseppe Expilii (numbered page xlv). [2] ff. [v]-xlv, 51 pp. Lacking [a1] blank. 1 vols. Small 8vo. The First Burmese Type. Birrell & Garnett 18; Smitskamp PO 209; Brunet I, 197 Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine Folding engraved plate of Pali text by Giuseppe Expilii (numbered page xlv). [2] ff. [v]-xlv, 51 pp. Lacking [a1] blank. 1 vols. Small 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Hancock Signed 1776 Privateering Act

      Philadelphia 1776 - Printed Document Signed as President of the Continental Congress. Instructions to the commanders of Private Ships of Vessels of War, which shall have Commissions or Letters of Marque and Reprisals, authorizing them to make Captures of British Vessels and Cargoes. [Philadelphia: printed by John Dunlap], dated in text April 3, 1776 [signed between April 3, 1776 and October, 1777]. 1 p., 8 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. Framed to 24 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. The March 23, 1776 resolve of the Continental Congress to empower privateers, was a momentous step in the run-up to the Declaration of Independence. Congress had founded a Navy the previous fall, but had few funds to build it, and thus relied heavily on privateers to harass British shipping. "You may, by Force of Arms, attack, subdue, and take all Ships and other Vessels belonging to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain, on the High Seas." Partial Transcript "You may, by Force of Arms, attack, subdue, and take all Ships and other Vessels belonging to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain, on the High Seas . You may, by Force of Arms, attack, subdue, and take all Ships and other Vessels whatsoever carrying Soldiers, Arms, Gun-powder, Ammunition, Provisions, or any other contraband Goods, to any of the British Armies or Ships of War employed against these Colonies. . You may, by Force of Arms, attack, subdue, and take all Ships and other Vessels whatsoever carrying Soldiers, Army, Gun-powder, Ammunition, Provisions, or any other contraband Goods, to any of the British Armies . employed against these Colonies. . If you, or any of your Officers or Crew shall, in cold Blood, kill or maim, or, by Torture or otherwise, cruelly, inhumanly, and contrary to common Usage and the Practice of civilized Nations in War, treat any Person or Persons surprized in the Ship or Vessel you shall take, the Offender shall be severely punished."Historical BackgroundThe resolve to empower privateers, passed on March 23, 1776, was a momentous step in the run-up to the Declaration of Independence. Congress had founded a Navy the previous fall, but had little funds to construct ships and relied heavily on privateers. In ad hoc fashion, George Washington, commanding outside of Boston in late 1775, had authorized the outfitting of vessels by local merchants to attack British supply ships. There were complicated consequences to this decision: would privateers' behavior fall under the dictates of international law, and would there be official admiralty courts to apportion prizes? If not protected in some way by Congress, would captured privateers be treated as pirates by the British Navy? As historian Robert Middelkauff states, as Congress "began the move toward declaring independence in 1776, it also moved toward a full-scale naval war," apportioning funds, establishing a naval committee (later a marine committee), and framing regulations.This resolve, signed by President of Congress John Hancock, goes part of the way in answering the difficulties encountered by Washington and his privateers in the first year of combat. Congress formalized the process by which commissions, or official Letters of Marque, were given to private merchants engaged in attacking enemy shipping. Such merchants now had to post bonds to ensure their proper conduct under the new regulations. According to the National Park Service, Congress granted roughly 1,700 Letters of Marque during the Revolution. "Nearly 800 vessels were commissioned as privateers and are credited with capturing or destroying about 600 British ships" and inflicting "about $18 million" in damage, a remarkable contribution to the American war effort.John Hancock (1737-1793) was a Boston merchant prince and leader of the colonial resistance movement. Born in Braintree, he was adopted by his paternal uncle, Thomas Hancock, when his father died in 1742; under his uncle he learned the mercantile trade and was groomed for partnership. The Hancocks engaged . (See website for full description)

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        Des bienfaits du sommeil ou les quatres rêves accomplis

      1776 - 16 pp., 4 pl. Paris, Brunes, 1776, in-8, 16 pp, 4 pl, reliure en maroquin rouge, signée Veuve Pouillet, filet doré, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches dorées, étui, Né à Nîmes, Imbert se trouva placé, comme Dorat, au premier rang des poètes légers en vogue sous le règne de Louis XVI. Édition originale de ce recueil dont l'illustration se compose d'un titre et de 4 belles figures de Moreau le jeune, gravés par Delaunay. Exemplaire à belles marges dans un beau maroquin rouge en parfait état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album of Original Pencil Drawings, Portraits of Women Attributed to Pierre-Louis Henri Grevedon

      n.p.: n.p., n.d.. Hardcover. Near Fine. Full chestnut morocco, boards and spine ornately stamped in gilt and blind, including "Grevedon" in blind, and "F.H." in gilt, on upper board; oblong 8vo (305x235mm); contains 21 original pencil drawings, each about 90x140mm, mounted to the recto only, one per leaf. Undated, but likely drawn in the late-18th or early-19th century (tho they could be as late as mid-19th); a pencilled notation on the FFEP indicates that the artist is Pierre-Louis Henri Grevedon, and the drawings collected by Franklin De Haven. Just a little light wear to binding; internally very clean, with the small leather ex-libris of American collector Robert Hoe. Grevedon (1776-1860) was known for his beautiful portraits of young women, and these bust-length portraits are no exception; showing all sorts of women, some plainly dressed (perhaps a maid), and others in more extravagant costume (coiffure, headdress), including a bride. Grevedon published several collections of drawings in his lifetime, and some of his works now reside in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard, and more.

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        Silva: Or, A Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions...

      York, Printed by A. Ward, for J. Dodsley [etc.] London [etc., etc.] 1776. 28 p. l., 649, [9] p., portrait front., 40 plates (1 folding), folding table; 31 cm. Title continues: As it was delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th day of October, 1662, upon occasion of certain quaeries propounded to that illustrious assembly, by the honourable the principal officers and commissioners of the Navy. Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves. By John Evelyn... With notes by A. Hunter... First published 1664, this edition by Dr. Alexander Hunter (1729-1809) adds 40 plates, incorporates the recent researches of Linnaeus, Kalm, and other botanists, as well as reports from foresters of English estates, which doubled the size of the book. Henrey 137; Pritzel 2766; Kress 7209. A tall copy, bound in contemporary leather skilfully rebacked in a lighter color. Stock#OB469 oversize.

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        Institution des sourds et muets, par la voie des signes méthodiques ; ouvrage qui contient le projet d'une langue universelle, par l'entremise des signes naturels assujettis à une méthode

      1776 - 2 parties reliées en un Paris, Nyon l'aîné, 1776, , 2 parties reliées en un volume in-12 de VIII, 228 pages, puis 132 et (4) pages, veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné, Deuxième édition de ce célèbre ouvrage, plus complète que la première, parue en 1774 et qui ne comportait qu'une centaine de pages. La première partie explique comment instruire les sourds et muets avec la dactyologie ; la seconde contient des lettres de l'abbé de L'Epée et d'instituteurs ainsi que des exercices pour les sourds-muets. L'abbé de L'Epée permit ainsi la réinsertion sociale des sourds et muets qui étaient auparavant "soustraient aux yeux du monde dans un cloître ou une pension inconnue". Très bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Grammar of the Arabick Language.

      London: by William Richardson for J. Murray Â… and D. Prince, Oxford,, 1776. In which the Rules are illustrated by Authorities from the best Writers; principally adapted for the Service of the Honourable East India Company. Quarto in twos (230 × 178 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked with original gilt spine laid down, red morocco letterpiece, board-edges tooled in gilt. Latin and Arabic types. Learned inked annotations and corrections in a contemporary hand, and the same in pencil, probably Kilvert's (hence slightly later). Light rubbing to board-edges, old repair to corners, browning to pastedowns and free endpapers along edges, light toning throughout, short closed tear to bottom edge of leaves S2 and T to no loss. A very good copy. First edition, with the pencilled ownership inscription of noted Church of England clergyman Francis Kilvert (1793-1863), uncle and namesake of the Victorian diarist, to the front pastedown (dated 1824), title-page and second blank. Kilvert's "literary and learned interests ranged widely" and he was especially learned in Latin poetry (ODNB), though there is fair reason to presume the (pencilled) scholia in this copy to be his: the first English Arabists were "primarily clergymen by training and vocation, and valued Arabic above all as ancillary to the study of Hebrew and the Bible", and if scholars eventually came to view Arabic as worthy of study in its own right, clergymen such as J. M Rodwell (d. 1900) were naturally at the forefront of the discipline until well into the 19th century (Russell, ed. The 'Arabick' Interest of the Natural Philosophers in Seventeenth-Century England, p. 27). Following A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic and English (1777-80), written in collaboration with William Jones, "Richardson made another attempt to tap the British-Indian market in 1776 with A Grammar of the Arabick Language, aimed at the East India Company's servants. He modelled his work on Jones's very well received Persian grammar of 1771, stressing, as Jones had done, that what he was offering was a work in which 'instruction' and 'entertainment' would be mixed, and that it would therefore be very different from the turgid linguistic studies of the old orientalists. Richardson, like Jones, wished to be taken for a man of taste as well as of learning". "A work of merit" (Lowndes), this an attractively provenanced copy in an appealing contemporary binding.

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        Estat de la Seigneurie et République de Venise en terre ferme.

      Bassano, 1776 - Incisione in rame in coloritura d'epoca dei confini, 482x665. Tratta da "Atlas Universel", nella seconda tiratura edita da Remondini.Carta dei possedimenti veneziani di terra, abbellita con un cartiglio decorato con lo stemma della Serenissima e gli strumenti del cartografo. Ottimo esemplare. Lago-Rossit, Descriptio Fori Iulii, CXLI.

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        Griechische Archäologie, oder Alterthümer Griechenlands. Aus dem Engländischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen vermehrt von Johann Jacob Rambach. 3 Bände.

      Halle, J.J. Gebauer, 1776-1778. 12 Bl., 1037 + XXXVI, 736 + XX, 708 Seiten. Mit 31 Kupfertafeln und 5 gestochenen Tabellen auf 4 Tafeln. Marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildern. *Band 1 und 2 bilden die Übersetzung des archäologischen Werkes von Potter in das Deutsche. Der dritte Band beinhaltet gänzlich eigene Zusätze des Herausgeber Rambach mit dem Untertitel \"Archäologische Untersuchungen von Johann Jacob Rambach\", welche er als notwendige Ergänzung sieht. Dieser Band enthält eine Chronologie der Griechen, ferner umfangreiche Kapitel über griechische Münzen, Gewichte und Maaße, Paläographie, griechische Baukunst, Bildhauerei, Musik und Tanzkunst, sowie die Literatur bzw. Dramatik. - Vollständig mit allen Kupfern, sauber und gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Les a propos de société ou chansons de M. L*** [suivi de] Les a propos de la folie ou chansons grotesques, grivoises et annonces de parade

      1776 - en 3 volumes de I : [Paris], [s.l.], 1776, in-8, en 3 volumes de I : frontispice, X, 302pp. ; de II : frontispice, (2), 316pp. ; de III : frontispice, VI, 318, (3)pp, plein-veau olive XIXe à la Du Seuil, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons dorés et de pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, tranches dorées, gardes jaspées, signet (coiffes et coins usés, belle reliure dans un bon état), Edition originale de ce recueil de chansons de Pierre de Laujon qui furent composées à l'occasion de "fêtes de Société". Ces "A Propos" traitent de sujets frivoles, grivois, légers ou d'actualité de la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle : la vieillesse dont on se gausse, l'amour et l'ivresse dont on rit, mais aussi les anniversaires, les naissances et les mariages des grands personnages du temps. Les textes sont accompagnés des airs et des refrains. Le tome III, "les a propos de la folie", compile des chansons ayant servi d'annonce ou de vaudeville à des parades populaires. Elégante impression parisienne illustrée par Moreau le Jeune de 3 titres avec encadrement et figures, de 3 frontispices, de vignettes et culs-de-lampe historiés gravés par Launay, Simonet, Duclos et Martini. Ex-libris papier de deux bibliophiles de la première moitié du XXe siècle : Yves Refoulé et Charles Miguet. Hormis quelques rarissimes rousseurs, bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED, BY EPHRAIM DOOLITTLE IN JULY 1776, REGARDING A CRACK DOWN ON LOYALISTS IN MASSACHUSETTS DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

      Petersham, Ma, 1776. Folio. Minor fold wear and foxing, a few tiny holes along the center fold, affecting just a handful of words. Very good. An excellent Revolutionary-era document recording the minutes of a meeting of several Massachusetts Committees of Safety, concluded just eight days after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Ephraim Doolittle, who signed and probably wrote up these minutes, was a prominent figure and political agitator in Revolutionary Massachusetts. He had served in the French and Indian War, at both Ticonderoga Crown Point, and as a colonel of Massachusetts minutemen in 1775, participating at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775. The document begins, "At a Convention of the Committee of Safety of the Towns of Hutchinson, Templeton, Athol and Petersham." The meeting was called to discuss how Tories would be treated in these central Massachusetts towns. They resolved that Tories "should deliver all their arms and emplements of war immediately into the hands of the select men of Petersham, and that they should not go out of the town of Petersham without a pass" and "that no more than two should assemble together at any place except public worship, legal town meetings, or funerals." If any Tories "should presume to violate any such restrictions...at such a crittical day as the present that this body will use their utmost influence that they...shall be commited to close confinement and there be continnued until our polittical troubles are at an end." In particular, the Rev. Aaron Whitney, an outspoken Loyalist, was called out for punishment after having "publickly declared that he will keep open doars for the assembling of such persons." The minutes go on to trace the reasons for these restrictions, including a 1775 "riotous assembling" of several Tories who had "entered into a combination or covenant utterly subversive of our natural and charter'd rights and tending to strengthen and assist the enemies of our constitution." A list of twenty-four restricted persons follows, including John Chandler, a prominent, long-time selectman and local politician who had once served alongside Doolittle, but whose Loyalist leanings made him an enemy at this point. In fact, this document can be seen as the culmination of the struggle between Loyalists and Revolutionaries in central Massachusetts. Doolittle and Chandler has been at odds for a decade regarding issues of taxation and other controversial matters related to the Crown, and the situation had now come to a head. A very interesting Revolutionary Massachusetts document, written at a critical moment in the course of the American Revolution. The first copies of the Dunlap broadside of the Declaration arrived in Boston on July 13, and the first Massachusetts printings were the same day, so it seems unlikely that the news had reached rural Petersham by July 12. Still, the Revolutionary spirit in central Massachusetts is evident, even obvious, in the present document.

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        El Rey. Virrey, Governador y Capitan General de las Provincias de la Nueva-España, y Presidente de mi Real Audiencia que reside en la Ciudad de México. En carta de veinte y seis de septiembre del año proxímo pasado disteis cuenta con testimonio de que con otra de veinte y siete de diciembre del de mil setecientos setenta y tres acompañásteis el respectivo al expediente suscitado por el general de la Orden de San Hipólito mártir de esas provincias, sobre reedificar el hospital en que á su cuidado se cuan los Dementes, y facilitar auxilios que afianzasen su permanencia .

      [Mexico], , signed at Aranjuez, 10 July 1775; copied in Mexico, 10 July 1776. - Folio (31 x 21 cm.), disbound (small nicks where torn from binding). In good to very good condition. Old manuscript ink foliation at upper right ("1412-1413"). (2 ll.) *** FIRST and ONLY [?] EDITION of these lengthy provisions for the creation of a home for "pobres Dementes" that is to be separate from hospitals for the sick. The @cédula, dated June 29, 1775, concerns the attempts of the Orden de San Hipólito to rebuild and fund their hospital for the insane, which was founded in 1567 by Bernardino Alvarez for the care of the sick, convalescent, aged, and insane. It was the first such establishment in Mexico.According to the lengthy summary of the situation given in this decree, by 1775 this hospital was still the only insane asylum in all of Mexico, but the insane were not welcomed by the other residents of the Hospital. The discussion includes mention of all the charitable institutions and government bureaucracies that might have been expected to contribute to the operation of the hospital.*** Price, @Medical Americana M.143; on the Hermanos de la Caridad de San Hipolito, see M.71. Medina, @México 5906. Guerra, @Iconografia medica mexicana 407. Not in Blake, @Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine. Not located in National Library of Medicine's online Catalog. Copac repeats Wellcome Library only. Not located in Rebiun or CCPBE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Johann Winkelmanns Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums (Altertums). Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben, und dem Fürsten Wenzel von Kaunitz-Rietberg gewidmet von der kaiserlichen königlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste. Bd. 1.

      Wien, Akademischer Verlag, 1776. 7 Bl., LXXII, 618 S. (Neuer) roter Halbleinenband (Handeinband) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Buchdeckel mit mehrfarbigen Marmorbezügen im Stil der Zeit mit Leinenecken, Vorsätze in mehrfarbiger Marmorierung, die ebenfalls historischen Vorbildern nachempfunden wurde. Format: 26 x 23 cm. Standardwerk des Stendaler Archäologen, Althistorikers und Antiquars Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717 - 1768), der als einer der Begründers der Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte als wissenschaftlicher Disziplinen gilt. Gliederung: I. Von dem Ursprunge der Kunst, und den Ursachen ihrer Verschiedenheit unter den Völkern. II. Von der Kunst unter den Aegyptern. III. Von der Kunst der Hetrurier und ihrer Nachbarn. IV. Von der Kunst unter den Griechen. V. Von der Kunst unter den Römern. Mit jeweils halbseitigem Titel- und Einleitungs-Kupfer, jeweils halbseitigem Kapitel-Kupfer sowie weiteren Illustrationen. Tadelloses Exemplar des nach historischen Vorbildern gefertigten Handeinbandes; lediglich letzte Seiten etwas randfleckig, Seiten sonst sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kunst Kunstgeschichte Altertum Griechen Römer

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        Description des instrumens harmoniques en tout genre par le Père BONANNI, Seconde édition revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'abbé Hiacinthe CERUTI avec CXL planches gravées par Arnauld WANWESTEROUT.

      Aux Dépens De Venance Monaldini 1776 - In-4 ( 290 X 210 mm ) de XVI-XXIII-( 1 )-214 pages ( mal chiffrée 114 ), feuillet d'errata, plein vélin ivoire, dos lisse avec titre manuscrit titre à l'encre, plats ornés de rosaces décorés. Magnifique titre sur double page dessiné par BRENNA et gravé par RASTAINI. 142 planches très finement gravées hors-texte. Lettrines. ( Le titre annonce par erreur 140 planches ). Planche CXIX mal chiffrée CXIX, 2 planches non chiffrées p.165 et p.115. Planche XLVII mal chiffrée XLV - planche XXXIII rempliée. Planche XXIX en deux planches, XXIX.1 et XXIX.2 instruments XIII-XIV sur la même planche. Rousseurs éparses très claire sans gravité, traces de deux anciennes attaches à la reliure au niveau du dos et des plats qui forment des petits trous. Seconde édition ( bilingue italien- français ). Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage très rare. Musicien Musique

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        L'ENTRE TRIUMPHALE DE TROUPES ROYALES A NOUVELLE YORCK

      Augsburg, 1776. Light toning and foxing. Small tear at top of sheet repaired, not affecting image. Colors still quite bright and fresh. Very good. View of the British entering New York from a series called "Collection des Prospects," popularly known as "Vues d' Optique," published by engraver François Xavier Habermann in Augsburg in 1776. Reverse text above image reads: "L'Entre Triumphale De Troupes Royales a Nouvelle Yorck." Text below the image, in both German and French, reads: "Der Einzug der Koniglichen Volker in Neu Yorck / L'Entre Triumphale de Troupes royales a Nouvelle Yorck." Many of the "Vues d' Optique" were imaginative, crude, and inaccurate, although some were very well done. In this case the buildings are rather more elegant than those of New York in 1776 probably were. The letters above the text were deliberately reversed since these prints were designed for viewing in optical machines with a magnifying glass and a reflective mirror, which gave the viewer an illusion of depth and reversed the image. Accompanying the print is a 1943 letter from the Curator of Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York describing the series of "Vues d'Optique" with New York subjects. Habermann also produced views of Boston, Philadelphia, and Salem.

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        The Attorney's Practice in the Court of King's Bench: Or, An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Practice of that Court . . . With Variety of useful and curious Precedents in English, settled or drawn by Counsel [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Two Volumes

      Printed by His Majesty's Law-printers [etc.], London 1776 - Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning and foxing , a sound usable set only The edition appearing while both Blackstone and Mansfield were on the bench, praised by Holdsworth as a "better and a more orderly account" than its predecessors, its second volume largely comprised of forms attributed to the lawyers creating them [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trattato de' canali navigabili dell'abate Antonio Lecchi matematico delle LL.MM.II.

      nella stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli, In Milano 1776 - In-8°, pp. (18) 240 con 7 ill. xil. b/n n.t. Segnatura: A-P8. Leg. post. mz. pelle a fascia stretta con piccoli angoli, tit. e fregio tip. oro impressi su tass. rosso appl. al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata, tagli a spruzzo blu, tit. r/n e vignetta incisa su rame da Mercorus al frontespizio, capilettera abitati e finalini incisi. Lievi macchie ai margini, rosicchiatura di probabile roditore al taglio intermedio dei piatti, ma esemplare internamente fresco e marginoso. Le sguardie rivelano la natura ottocentesca della leg. perché lasciano trasparire il testo di un manifesto del Regno d’Italia utilizzato al verso come carta di guardia per i piatti.

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        View from the sea of the promontory called Capo dell'Arco in the Island of Ventotiene (tav. XXXIV).

      Napoli, 1776 - Incisione in rame, foglio: mm. 330x460, battuta: mm. 215x395. Acquerellata d'epoca. Ottime condizioni.Tratta da: HAMILTON WILLIAM. Napoli, Pietro Fabris, 1776-1779.Campi phlegraei. Observations on the volcanos of the two Sicilies Supplement to the Campi Phlegraei being an account to the grat eruption of the mount Vesuvius in the month of August 1779 L'opera costituisce un caso unico nella storia del libro illustrato settecentesco, in quanto riunisce un testo di grande interesse scientifico a una serie di 54 tavole di grande valore artistico disegnate dal vero, eseguite all'acquaforte su lastra di rame e dipinte all'acquerello dal grande vedutista Pietro Fabris (attivo tra 1763 e 1779). Il trattato, fu pubblicato nel 1776 con testo francese e inglese e fu indirizzato alla Royal Society di Londra. L'autore, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), fu a Napoli tra il 1764 e il 1800 come ambasciatore d'Inghilterra; durante tale permanenza poté raccogliere molto materiale relativo alla vulcanologia, in particolar modo riguardante il Vesuvio e i Campi Flegrei, ma anche riguardanti l'Etna e altre località siciliane. Di Fabris invece non si sa molto, ma, di certo, con le tavole dei Campi Phlegarei si pose a modello per le vedute al guazzo di tutti i maestri napoletani successivi, da Alessandro D'Anna a Saverio Della Gatta. Le incisioni acquerellate del Fabris, in accordo con il gusto dell'epoca per l'alternanza di idillico e sublime, presentano scenari ameni e terribili eruzioni vulcaniche, ma anche campioni di minerali prelevati nelle varie località descritte da Hamilton, i quali vengono illustrati in maniera assolutamente realistica, pur mantendo sempre un alta qualità artistica. Gouaches napoletane , cat. Della mostra, Napoli 1985, pagg. 224-225; G. Pane - V. Valerio, La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia , cat. Della mostra, Napoli, 1988, pp. 309-311.

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        Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben und dem Fürsten Wenzel von Kaunitz-Rietberg gewidmet von der kaiserlichen königlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste. (Erster -) Zweyter Theil. In zwei Bänden. Mit zwei gestochenen Titel- und zwanzig großen Textvignetten (J.C.WINKLER bzw. Q.MARK bzw. BRUNET sc.).

      im akademischen Verlage, Wien 1776 - 4°. (3) Bll., LXXI S., (4) Bll. „Verzeichnis der Subscribenten“, 618 S.; Titel, (619 -) 881, (1) S., (28) Bll. Register. Halblederbände d.Zt. auf fünf Bünden mit zwei farb. Rückenschilden und –vergoldung. Decken etwas fleckig, Kapitale von Bd.1 etwas bestoßen mit schmalem Bezugsverlust a.d. unteren Kante. Erste Ausgabe der vollständigen, überarbeiteten Fassung (Goedeke IV,301,12; Rümann 1276; Ruppert, Winckelmann S. 13; Carter / Muir 210). – Nahezu fleckfrei auf festem Bütten, marmorierte Vorsätze. Zeitgenöss. Name a.d. Titeln „D.v.Splitgerber“, d.i. DAVID VON SPLITGERBER (Berlin 1741 – 1823), Jägermeister des Prinzen FERDINAND V.PREUßEN. (Wegen der demonstrativen Ablehnung dieses SPLITGERBER durch FRIEDRICH II. und ebensolchen Wohlwollens durch seinen Nachfolger und anhand von Indizien versucht J.Barnick den Nachweis, dieser sei ein natürlicher Sohn des Königs, in: Der schweigsame Ahn. Leben und Geheimnis des Jägermeisters ., Berlin 2001). Insgesamt wohlerhaltenes, frisches Exemplar mit interessanter Provenienz „der maßgeblichen 'Wiener Ausgabe' von WINCKELMANNs Hauptwerk, das sowohl als wissenschaftliche Leistung, als richtungsweisende Ästhetik wie als Sprachkunstwerk die Zeitgenossen von LESSING bis GOETHE in hohem Maß beeinflusst hat. Das vollständig umgearbeitete und auf fast den doppelten Umfang erweiterte Manuskript lag bei WINCKELMANNs gewaltsamem Tod bereits druckfertig vor; der Mörder überraschte ihn gerade bei der Abfassung seiner 'Erinnerungen für den künftigen Herausgeber der Geschichte der Kunst', in denen er genaue Angaben über den Druck, das Register und die Textanordnung gab.“ (Braecklein). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opere di Claudio Claudiano. Tradotte, e arrichite di erudite Annotazioni. Da Niccola Beregani (...) All\' Illustriss.ed. Eccellentiss.Sign. Somenico Grillo / Annotazioni da Niccola Bereganii.- *2 Bände*

      Venezia Apressio Gio. Gabbriello Ertz [Hertz], 1776. (xx),508 und (iv),308 Seiten Interimskartonage Tomo I und II.- Interimskartonage der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel; Band I mit herrlichem Vortitelkupfer.- Bei Band I Rücken angerissen; Vorsätze gelockert, z.T. unaufgeschnitten, Altersfleckchen/gelegentlicher Wasserrand.- Provenienz: Aus der Bibliothek des Soziologen Kurt H. Wolff (dt.-jüd.Schüler von Karl Mannheim, Emigration, später an Adorkheimers Institut für Sozialforschung; u.a. machte er die amerikanische Soziologie mit den europäischen Soziologen Emile Durkheim und Georg Simmel bekannt, durchaus nicht ohne Folgen; sein eigenes literarisches Schaffen stand unter dem Einfluß von Carl Einstein und Gottfried Benn) mit dessen Besitzeinträgen (Dr. Kurt Wolff / Roma, 1.5. 37 / Bücherkarren / Vicino a Ponte Garibaldi).- Im Italienischen Exil war Wolff 1933-1938, es folgten England und die USA.--[interner vermerk .. HAA-13585endr Versand D: 2,20 EUR

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        TRAITÉ SUR LA CAVALERIE. Maréchal de Camp ès Armées du Roi, & Inspecteur-Général des Troupes-Légeres.

      A Paris De l´Imprimerie de Guillaume Desprez, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi & du Clergé de France, rue Saint-Jacques., 1776 - MDCCLXXVI. AVEC APPROBATION ET PRIVILEGE DU ROI.. Erste Auflage, First Edition, Edition originale. XXII, 2 S. Liste des Souscripteurs., 505 (2) S., mit 9 Kupfern (davon einer ganzseitig als Frontispiz), zusätzlich 11 Aufmarschpläne (planche) auf 9 ausfaltbaren Tafeln. - 505 (2) Pages, avec 9 estampes (dont le frontispice occupant une page entière), et de surcroît 11 plans de déploiement sur 9 planches dépliables au format 2° (47x33 cm), volume cartonné, relié. Gr. 2° (47x33cm), Pappbd., geb. Zustand: Gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit normalen Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren. Seiten unbeschnitten. Schmuckloser Pappeinband, beschabt und mit kl. Beschädigungen, Ecken und Kapitale bestossen. Innen sauber und ordentlich, Papier teilw. gewellt, alters- und qualitätsbedingt gebräunt und mit alterstypischen Flecken. Zahlreiche Fotos auf Anfrage. Wichtiges und seltenes militärisches Werk für die Kavallerie. - Etat général : Exemplaire bien conservé avec des traces normales d\'usure dues à l\'âge et à l\'utilisation. Pages non rognées. Volume cartonné, sans fioritures. Couverture légèrement griffée et endommagée, dos et coins écornés. Intérieur en bon état. Papier en partie ondulé, présentant un brunissement dû à l\'âge et à la qualité et des taches de vieillissement typiques. Nombreuses photos disponibles sur demande. Ouvrage militaire important et rare traitant de la cavalerie. Pferde, Militär, Kavallerie, CHEVAL EQUITATION CAVALERIE DRESSAGE HARAS HARNACHEMENT SAUT D\'OBSTACLES GUERRE HIPPISME TROUPES

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        [Duck] Anatra domestia di becco incurvato altra varieta

      [Florence: Giuseppe Vanni, 1776. Etching, with engraving, coloured by hand, after Vanni, Lorenzi or Manetti. Very good condition. A fine image from "one of the half-dozen or so great bird books" (Fine Bird Books). This beautiful plate comes from 'Storia naturale degli uccelli', of which Peter Dance writes "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work . London: 1978) Cf. Dance 70; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.92; cf. Nissen IVB 588; cf. Wood p.450; cf. Zimmer p.241.

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        Erste Grundlage zu einer ausgesuchten Sammlung neuer Kupferstiche.

      Bern 1776 - [28], 82pp., engraved vignette to the title-page. Original wrappers, the spine paper is no longer present. Unrecorded in auction records, or Copac. small 8vo. Bern. 1776. An important and very scarce work, and "one of the first generation of print collecting handbooks published specifically for the non-connoisseurial new print collector. The aim of [this] handbook was specifically to aid the ‘common' print collector both in acquiring and in using. a collection. As Junker put it, print collecting had now to do not only with the ‘prince' or ‘count', but also with the ‘person born of the middle class', and he himself would provide guidance through the recommendation of a ‘Cabinetchen' of 100 prints. This Cabinetchen with the diminutive implying the relationship of size between the portfolio of the new collector and the ‘Cabinet' of the established print lover, was available purely on the grounds that it was affordable, totalling 370 Gulden. This affordability was due to the important fact that the prints were new reproductive engravings, not original Old Master prints. The sum of 370 Gulden was in fact approximately ten times the yearly salary of a tutor and perhaps half a professor's annual income. The sum required for a ‘start up' collection was therefore not one to be taken lightly, and implied a degree of seriousness on the part of the aspirant collector. Junker began his discussion of the 100 recommended prints with the category of Geschicte or History. This was followed by the categories of Portrait, Landscape, and what Junker called Ideale. at the end came a section entitles Schwarze Kunst, or mezzotints." Ref: Carl Ludwig Junker and the Collecting of Reproductive Prints. Anne-Marie Link, Print Quarterly, Volume XII, number 4, 1995. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gli Uccelli di Sardegna (Storia naturale di Sardegna).

      presso Giuseppe Piattoli,, Sassari, 1776 - In-16° (179x112mm), pp. (12), 334, (2), legatura novecentesca m. pergamena con titolo in oro al dorso e piatti marmorizzati. 6 tavv. in rame ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti l'avvoltoio barbato, la merope, la calandra, l'avosetta, il fenicottero ed il pellicano della Sardegna. 2 vignette n.t. Qualche fioritura lieve. Ottimo stato. Manca, come spesso accade, l'antiporta allegorica. Prima edizione della parte ornitologica, completa, della "Storia naturale di Sardegna", la più importante opera naturalistica mai pubblicata sulla fauna insulare. L'opera, assai rara anche nelle sue singole parti, è una delle più raffinate espressioni della tipografia sarda settecentesca, che riuscì qui a produrre tavole degne della migliore editoria continentale. "Stampata con nitidissimi caratteri. quest'opera, benché sia incompleta, fu sommamente lodata in Italia e oltremonti per la novità delle relazioni, per la chiarezza dello stile e soprattutto per l'esattezza delle osservazioni" (Tola). L'opera apparve fra il 1774 e il 1778 in 4 volumi (Quadrupedi di Sardegna, 1774; Gli Uccelli di Sardegna, 1776; Appendice alla Storia dei quadrupedi di Sardegna, 1777; Anfibi e Pesci di Sardegna, 1778); il quinto volume, dedicato ai fossili, non fu mai portato a termine. "Più ampia incidenza ebbero invece le ricerche naturalistiche del C., da ritenersi le prime sistematiche sulle peculiarità dell'habitat edelle specie sarde. L'isola era ancora avvolta, quanto agli aspetti geologici, floristici e faunistici, in un alone d'indeterminatezza che consentiva il persistere di leggende, sia di carattere popolare sia derivanti dagli acritici trattati dell'epoca medievale: il C. iniziò a percorrerla tutta, le possibilità minerarie (nelle zone di Bosa e Silanos estrasse campioni di marmi colorati che inviò a Torino; a Bosa trovò anche del diaspro verde, e presso Alghero del calcedomio bianco), e concependo il progetto d'una descrizione globale della fauna sarda. Nonostante la novità ed il discreto successo riscosso dall'opera non se ne ebbero ristampe: il solo primo volume sarà ripubblicato nel 1884 a Roma. Da un punto di vista storico-scientifico va osservato che i criteri classificatori cui il C. ricorse sono prelinneani, e sostanzialmente fermi a quelli della sistematica zoologica rinascimentale italiana. Da un punto di vista meno rigoroso e specialistico ma più atto a cogliere l'effettivo impatto della Storia del C. sull'evoluzione culturale del periodo, l'opera manifesta un suo ruolo preciso e rilevante nell'approfondimento e divulgazione di conoscenze su una zona fino ad allora sottratta ad investigazioni non casuali; va quindi considerata nel quadro del tentativo operato per sbloccare l'isolamento amministrativo e civile dell'isola. L'appartenenza del lavoro del C. a questa dimensione illuministica delle scienze naturali è mostrata dallo stesso taglio delle sue analisi e descrizioni, in cui, oltre ai dati anatomici e di comportamento sulle singole specie, se ne considera l'habitat, le consuetudini nutritive, i modi eventuali di cattura e addomesticamento, e tutte le modalità d'inserimento degli animali entro la struttura economica sarda. Appare chiaro che rispetto a questa più ampia prospettiva, entro cui occupa un posto pionieristico non per la sola Sardegna, ma per tutte le grandi isole del Mediterraneo, il lavoro del C. ha una importanza cui poco tolgono le limitazioni tecniche sopra accennate; esso agì sulle consuetudini delle popolazioni locali (a parte talune critiche negli ambienti colti, dovute forse a resistenze nei confronti dello "straniero"), tanto che settant'anni dopo la sua pubblicazione M. Monti osservava che pescatori e cacciatori sardi sembravano ancora seguirne le notizie. Quanto detto non sta a significare che la Storia fosse scientificamente modesta e neppure che la sua importanza sia stata esclusivamente divulgativa ed applicativa: essa conteneva descrizioni di specie prima poco o per niente studiate, come il muflone, ed è degno di menzione il ten [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Neue Heloise, oder Briefe zweyer Liebenden, aus einer kleinen Stadt am Fusse der Alpen; gesammelt und herausgegeben von Johann Jacob Rousseau. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Erster bis sechster Theil in 6 Bänden. BEIGEBUNDEN im 6. Theil: "Geschichte von Eduard Bomstons Liebe aus dem Französischen des Herrn J. J. Rousseau übersetzt, als ein Anhang zu dessen Neuer Heloise". Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1780. SOWIE: "Sammlung von Kupferstichen zu der neuen Heloise nebst der Beschreibung der Vorstellungen auf diesen Kupfern, wie solche von dem Herausgeber aufgesetzt worden und der Anzeige in welchem Theil und zu welcher Seite sie gehören". XVI.

      Leipzig: Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1776 - Mit Frontispiz von und nach Carl Leberecht Crusius und 12 Kupfertafeln nach Hubert Francois Gravelot radiert von Crusius. Drucktitel, IV, 376 S.; 296 S.; L, 220 S., 302 S.; 276 S., 264 S., 32 S., XVI. - vollständig mit allen 12 Kupfern, Bände m. farb. marmor. Vorsatzblättern, Ebde. stärker berieben, Buchecken u. -kanten bestoßen, Besitzervermerke auf Vorsätzen, Titelei gestempelt, S. papierbedingt gebräunt u. vereinzelt fleckig. --- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. --- Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1300 OHalbleder m. Lederecken auf 5 Bünden u. reicher Rückenvergold. m. Rückenschildchen. 17x11 cm.

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        Einleitung in die physisch-Mathematische Kosmologie, sie enthält einen Auszug aus der allgemeinen Naturlehre, die gemeinnützige Sternkunde und Erdbeschreibung.

      Gotha, C.W. Ettinger 1776 - Titelku., 7 Kupfer (gefaltet) , 6 Bl., 438 S. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Farbschnitt Mit gedrucktem Widmungsblatt "Der durchlauchtigsten herzogin und Frauen Annen Amalien, Geborenen herzogin zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg. Herzogin zu Sachsen, Jülich. Margräfin in Meissen, Landgräfin in Thüringen. gering bestossen und berieben, Rücken teils repariert, alte handschriftlicher Eintrag auf Vorsatz, Besitzvermerk auf Titel, insgesamt aber noch ordentlich +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Paysan Perverti, ou Les Dangers de la Ville, complete, 8 volumes in 4 books

      La Haie: Esprit. 1776 (ie, 1782). Later edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 volumes, complete, bound in 4 books. 1776 (ie, 1782). Hardcover, small 8vos., in original calf, some wear and loss to leather spine labels. With 82 engraved plates, collated complete, including all 8 frontispieces and the final plate which shows our blindfolded hero about to get shot. 304, 312, 304, 293 pp., plus ads. Marbled endpapers, place ribbons. Very Good. Bold, clean contents. Sound bindings. Digital images available upon request.

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        Die Kunst zu beobachten. Beigebunden: Franz von Paula Schrank: Ueber die Weise die Naturgeschichte zu studiren. Eine Vorlesung. Regensburg bei Johann Leopold Montag. 1780. 39 S. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Johann Friedrich Gmelin.

      Leipzig, Weygand, 1776 - 512 S. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Gelegentlich wenig fleckig. Insgesamt guter Zustand. "Jean Senebier (* 6. Mai 1742 in Genf; † 22. Juli 1809 ebenda) war ein reformierter Pfarrer, Naturforscher und Bibliograph aus der Schweiz. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet „Seneb." Senebier studierte Theologie und wurde 1765 Pfarrer in seiner Vaterstadt. 1769 übernahm er eine Pfarrstelle in Chancy und wurde 1773 Oberbibliothekar der Stadt Genf. Die Revolution in Genf veranlasste ihn, sich in das Waadtland zurückzuziehen, er kehrte 1799 nach Genf zurück. Senebier begründete seinen Ruf als Naturforscher durch die klassische Preisschrift über naturwissenschaftliche Beobachtungen (1769), die in 3. Auflage als Essai sur l`art d`observer et de faire des expériences (Genf 1802, 3 Bde.) erschien. Danach beschäftigte er sich hauptsächlich mit der Pflanzenphysiologie und bahnte hier einen bedeutenden Fortschritt an, indem er das Prinzip betonte, dass die Ernährungsvorgänge nach den allgemeinen Gesetzen der Chemie beurteilt werden müssten." (Wikipedia) "Franz von Paula Schrank (zuweilen auch Schranck; * 21. August 1747 in Vornbach am Inn heute: Neuburg am Inn, Landkreis Passau; † 22. Dezember 1835 in München) war ein deutscher Botaniker, Insektenforscher und Mitglied des Jesuitenordens. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet „Schrank". Schrank besuchte das heutige Gymnasium Leopoldinum in Passau und trat dem Jesuitenorden bei. Nach einer Zeit als Novize in Wien, an einer Mission nach Brasilien konnte er aus gesundheitlichen Gründen nicht teilnehmen. Er setzte seine theologische Laufbahn fort und erhielt 1776 in Wien den Doktortitel für Theologie. Schon im selben Jahr wurde er Professor für Mathematik und Physik am Lyzeum in Amberg (Bayern) und 1784 Professor an der ersten bayerischen Universität in Ingolstadt. Nach der Verlegung der Universität 1800 nach Landshut setzte er dort seine Tätigkeit als Hochschullehrer fort. Später war Schrank zwischen 1809 und 1832 der erste Direktor des Botanischen Gartens in München. Seine Büste fand Aufstellung in der Ruhmeshalle in München." (Wikipedia) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 18 x 11 cm, späterer Pappband mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild und umlaufendem Gelbschnitt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Characteres generum plantarum, quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripterunt, delinearunt, annis MDCCLXXII-MDCCLXXV

      London: B. White, T. Cadell and P. Elmsly, 1776. 4to. (11 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches). Errata leaf. 78 engraved plates after the Forsters (numbered 1-75, 38a, 38b, and 51a), uncut and mostly unopened. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half diced russia over 18th-century marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt in compartments First edition, first issue, of "the first botanical work on Cook's second expedition' (Henrey) and "the foundation of our knowledge of New Zealand, Antarctic and Polynesian vegetation" (W.B. Helmsley). This was the first scientific work, in fact one of the earliest publications of any kind, published as a result of Cook's second voyage. It lists the botanical discoveries made during the voyage, following a Linnaean classification system. When Sir Joseph Banks decided not to accompany Cook on his second voyage, the Forsters (father and son) took his place. "This is the first botanical work from Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific (1772-1775) and it is important to the history and science of botany, as it contains a large number of new generic and specific names relating to the plants of Australasia and Polynesia ... In addition to their own natural history collections and that of Anders Sparrman, the Forsters had access to Sir Joseph Banks's fine natural history library and collection of specimens as well as to Sydney Parkinson's sketches. Banks and Parkinson both had accompanied Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific (1768-1771) as naturalists" (Hill). Hill corrects Stafleu & Cowan's assertion that the first edition of this work was the folio issue dated 1775, noting that the present quarto issue is the first edition. "The second issue, printed the same year ... was in folio format, printed on thick paper. There seem to be some copies of this issue misdated 1775. The order of issues is established by the fact that several of the errata listed in the quarto issue are corrected in the folio issue." The book is one of the earliest sources of our knowledge of the plants of Australia and Polynesia, it has considerable significance for the history of Cook's second voyage, and it is one of a surprisingly small number of monuments to the major scientific achievements of the three voyages. Beddie 1385; Du Rietz 463; Henrey II, pp.167-168 & III, 718; Hill (2004) 627; Holmes 17; Hunt 649; Nissen BBI 644; Pritzel 2981; Stafleu & Cowan 1826.

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        THE RIGHTS OF GREAT BRITAIN ASSERTED AGAINST THE CLAIMS OF AMERICA: BEING AN ANSWER TO THE DECLARATION OF THE GENERAL CONGRESS

      London, 1776. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Negligible soiling. Very good plus. First edition of this important political tract, replying to the American Congress' "Declaration...setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms," which is printed in the rear of the pamphlet. Authorship of this work is in doubt, Adams crediting James Macpherson, who was retained by Lord North as a political writer, and Howes crediting Sir John Dalrymple. The pamphlet, which was widely disseminated, sets forth the ministerial position on the situation in America. This is the first of over twenty editions, making it one of the most widely circulated pamphlets of the English side of the debate. Only a handful of copies of this edition are in ESTC.

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        A Tour in Ireland in 1775

      The author, London 1776 - epigraph and erratum leaf, 204 pp. Half dark calf on marbled boards with new endpapers; spine panels with gilt rulings and gilt floral decorations. Red morocco title label: 'Twiss Tour'. Frontispiece map of Ireland with author's route professionally restored and reinforced at central fold, with earlier 2" tear at inner fold also professionally repaired. Engraving of Salmon Leap at Ballyshannon facing p. 93. Some age toning and very light foxing occasionally in text block, with a few marks on frontispiece sheet. All edges stained red. Final leaves with a few marks and slight wear to corners. Overall a very good copy of this famous tour, in a very handsome binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Nouvelle de L'Amerique Angloise contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le Continent de L'Amerique Septentrionale savoir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les treize Provinces unies ... avec la Floride ..

      Augsburg, 1776. Copper engraved map, period hand-colouring. Lotter's attractive map of the British Colonies at the start of the Revoloutionary War, here with beautiful contemporary hand colouring Each of the thirteen Colonies is identified by name both on the map, and in the title. The title is placed within an attractive decorative border surmounted by the British Royal arms. The French title and nomenclature indicates that Lotter, a leading German mapmaker, intended this for the French market, as does the fact that he limits the claims of the British to the regions east of the Appalachian Mountains. The delineation of the thirteen "Provinces unies" is generally well done (although Maryland and Georgia are both strangely shaped): a number of locations are named in the Ohio Valley, including Logs Town, Twictwees, Ft. Du Quesne, Allegheny, Vinango, Buffaloons, Sandoski and Mingos. Some interesting details are also shown in the region of the Great Lakes. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 776.19; cf. Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 3517; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 141.

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        Encyclopädie des gesammten Maschinenwesens, oder vollständiger Unterricht in der praktischen Mechanik und Maschinenlehre, mit Erklärungen der dazugehörenden Kunstwörter in alphabetischer Ordnung. Ein Handbuch für Mechaniker, Kameralisten, Baumeister und Jeden, dem Kenntnisse des Maschinenwesens nöthig und nützlich sind. 5 Bände.

      - Oktav. Mit 47 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappbände der Zeit mit je zwei Rückenschidchen. Technikgeschichtliche Quelle, die Einblicke in den Stand des Maschinenwesens zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhundert ermöglicht. - Erste Ausgabe. - Poggendorff II, 502; Engelmann 287. - J.H.M. Poppe (1776 - 1854), zeitweise Professor für Technologie in Tübingen, bemühte sich, nicht nur eigene Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse zu verwerten, sondern durch Heranziehung und Auswertung zahlreicher Werke anderer Autoren bisher verstreute und bedeutsame Informationen für den Leser zusammenzufassen, um ihm einen umfassenden Überblick zu ermöglichen. - Band IV und V leicht abweichend gebunden; Einbände beschabt, bestoßen und fleckig; die letzten Seiten und Tafel 1 des 1. Bandes im oberen Teil wasserrandig; durchgehend gebräunt und teilweise stärker fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LACUS BODAMICUS VEL ACRONIUS CUM REGIONIBUS CIRCUMJACENTIBUS RECENS DELINEATUS’. Detailed map of Lake Bodensee on the southern German / Swiss border and surrounding areas with pictorial title cartouche. From the plate by Matthaeus Seutter published by

      Johann Michael Probst in Augsburg after 1776 - 48x56cm. The map in full original colour. Excellent condition. Separately published by Johann Michael Probst in Augsburg after 1776, the year when he took over his father Johann Balthasar’s firm, which had earlier acquired many Seutter maps, in his own name. - Margins rather narrow.

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        La culture et le commerce des grains en France : avec des observations sur le commerce qu'en fait la Ville de Marseille tome I & II

      Avignon, J. Mossy 1776 - In-12° relié plein veau de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, pièce de titre, tranches rouge, tome I : 350 pages et 2 f. n. ch. de tables. Ex-libris de D.D. Descoubes de Monlaur - Tome II : 352 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships. The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

      [Augsburg]: Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1776. Hand-coloured engraving by T. C. Lotter, on four sheets. Good condition. Each sheet: 27 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches approx. One of the great maps of New England This large, intriguing map of New England was originally drawn by a shadowy figure named Braddock Mead, an Irishman and a geographer, who had to change his name to escape prosecution for kidnapping and related charges. He chose the name John Green and continued his geographical and cartographical work with several different publishers, ending up with Thomas Jefferys, the leading map publisher in London at that time. Only one map actually bears the name "J. Green", but there are characteristic traits to Mead/Green's maps that make the attributions fairly certain, and Jefferys states that he worked on "many of my Geographical performances..." G. R. Crone brought Green's identity to light in two Imago Mundi articles in the early 1950s. The map was the first large scale printed map of New England. Six different states of the map appeared in London between 1755 and 1794. This edition was engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter, Matthew Seutter's son-in-law, in Augsburg, in 1776 based on the 4th state of the map. It is an exact copy of the Jefferys' map with the inset maps of Boston and of Boston Harbor and the vignette of the Pilgrims' landing at Plymouth in the cartouche. Interest in events taking place in New England in 1776 was of course intense, and the sharply drawn inset maps of Boston would have been especially appreciated. The map is rich in fascinating information for New Englanders, and it is displayed with great clarity. From a historical viewpoint, Mead's map shows the extent of European dominion in the region after a century and a half of settlement and growth. G. R. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green..." Imago Mundi , VIII (1951) p. 69; Mapping Colonial America. Degrees of Latitude. # 35; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America , p. 45-47.

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