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        View of a part of the Island of Ischia called Lacco (tav. XXXII).

      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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        Elevation and Floorplans of the British Coffee House

      London, 1776. Copper engraving. Engraved by Robert Blyth. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving of the British Coffee House in London, from Robert Adam's seminal work on English architecture. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        A Chart of Delaware Bay and River, containing a full & exact description of the shores, creeks, harbours, soundings. shoals, sands and bearings of the most considerable land marks &c. &c. Faithfully coppied from that published in Philadelphia by Joshua Fisher..

      London: Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, 1776. Copper engraved map, inset list of "subscribers" (i.e. list of pilots and masters who attested to the charts accuracy), tide table below the title. An early English issue of Fisher's famed chart of Delaware Bay, published at the outset of the Revolution. In 1756, Philadelphian and self-taught cartographer Joshua Fisher, after several years of research, published in Philadelphia his Chart of Delaware Bay from the Sea-Coast to Reedy-Island. The chart, published during the French & Indian War, was immediately suppressed by the Assembly, fearing that its falling into enemy hands would make Philadelphia a target of the French navy (accounting in part for the great rarity of the first edition). However, before being ordered to suspend the sale of the map, Fisher had in fact distributed a few copies, writing to Richard Peters in March 1756, "some few have been deliverd, before notice, as also some few sent to England." Apparently, one of the latter (or perhaps an equally rare Philadelphia second edition of circa 1775) would eventually find its way to William Faden, who would re-engrave the map and issue it in March 1776 on the eve of the Revolution." "[Fisher's chart] was without rival in the remaining years of the eighteenth century. Between 1756 and 1800, it was published in ten editions and issues of Philadelphia, London, and Paris ... [I]t came into its own in the War of the Revolution as a potential aid to the military operations of all three contestants" (Wroth). The first London issue was published by William Faden in March 1776 and closely followed the second American edition. The present issue, with Sayer and Bennett's imprint, followed a few months later. Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 262; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1360; Snyder, COI 265b; Wroth, "Joshua Fisher's 'Chart of Delaware Bay & River'" in PMHB, vol. 74, no. 1.

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        Relacion de Gobierno que dejo el Ex[mo] S. Don Manuel de Amat

      1776 - Exceptional manuscript describing the state of Peru during the reign of Viceroy Amat y Junyent, including the expeditions to the Pacific (Tahiti) ordered by the Viceroy. 1776. [Lima]. In folio. 2 ff. + 517 + [4]. Manuscript in ink on paper; written in a single scribal hand perfectly legible. Contemporary vellum, minor wear, entirely genuine, spine lettered in ink. A fine manuscript on paper, with only minor dampstaining, mostly faint, to upper margin, else very good. Amat y Junient (1707 – 1782) was a high-ranking Spanish military officer, who rose tot he highest command in the colonial administration of South America, first as Royal Governor of the Captaincy General of Chile, and later as Viceroy of Peru (arguably the most significant position south of Mexico) from 1761 to 1776. As Viceroy of Peru, his command extended to the foremost part of South America, reaching Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and naturally, Peru; his reign included a period of considerable re-organization –especially administratively- of the region, turmoil (including the expulsion of the Jesuits), expeditionary efforts, public works, and military strengthening of the borders and ports in the Pacific. The manuscript is a comprehensive compendium of what was oversaw during his reign, it is given in the form of the necessary information to be passed on to his successor, Manuel de Guirior; as such, it is an invaluable source on the Peruvian reality in the second half of the 18th century. Amat gives details on the general state of affairs, condition of the fleet, accounting, expeditions undertaken, pirate raids, relation with the Indians, the geographical reality and lands adjacent to Peru, amongst many other subjects. Amat was well known for his capacity as Viceroy and incessant efforts in ruling Peru, organizing commerce –establishing the first regulation of commerce-, encouraging the exploration of the Pacific, and for carrying out the Royal command of expelling the Jesuits out of the Viceroyalty´s territories. Amongst others, Amat sanctioned the creation of the Royal College of San Carlos, built the Alameda de los Descalzos, and appointed Agustin Landaburu to build the Plaza de Toros de Acho, the first bull-ring of Peru, and the third oldest surviving such-structure in the world; details of it all are included in his manuscript. He is likely the most active Viceroy of Peru of the 18th century. Unlike his predecessors, Amat had an interest in Pacific exploration, not merely for the exploration, but to avoid foreign presence in the region, which would eventually lead to a potential threat; Amat thus ordered two expeditions to Tahiti, to Domingo de Boenechea, which arrived shortly after that of Cook, and later others to current French Polynesia. The relation of the voyages and its findings are a first-hand account of one of the most important Spanish endeavours to colonize and inhabit the Pacific Islands, and are provided in lengthy detail. His personal life was not without appeal, Amat took a mistress one of the best-known ladies in South America Maria Micaela Villegas y Hurtado de Mendoza (1748 – 1819), a.k.a. La Perricholi, the most famous colonial Peruvian theatre actress. The manuscript is rare: unlike those of the Duke of La Palata, copies of Amat´s relation of his reign are very uncommon; we can only find an abbreviated excerpt at the Newberry Library (43 ff.), one copy at Dibam (National Library of Chile), and a presentation copy at the Biblioteca Nacional de España. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biblia, das ist: Die ganze Göttliche heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments

      Germantown: Gecruckt und zu finden bey Christoph Saur 4to. 2 pts. in 1 vol. [2] ff., 992 pp,; 277, [1] pp., [1] f.. 1776 Popularly known as the "Gun Wad" Bible, this is the third edition of the first American Bible in a European language and it precedes the first American Bible in English by six years. It is known as the "Gun Wad" Bible from Isaiah Thomas's recounting of the sale of Saur's estate in 1778, wherein he says that during the Battle of Germantown the purchaser of the unbound sheets of the 1776 Bible "sold a part of [them] to be used as covers for cartridges, proper paper for the purpose being at that time not to be obtained" in the dislocations of the Revolution — well, maybe. What is not open to question is the fact that this is the first Bible printed from type cast in America. There are several variants of the edition: In this copy the main title-page is printed in black only and on the New Testament title-page the place of printing is given as "Germantown." Provenance: On a front blank, "Joseph Price junr his Bible"; on front pastedown, "Abraham Price was born the 22. Day of June 1770. Contemporary calf, very plain in style with minimal tooling and no spine label ever; rebacked and old spine reattached. One leather and metal clasp remaining. Hinges (inside) strengthened and free endpapers reattached. The usual foxing, staining, and browning only; perhaps somewhat less than usual — a clean, untattered copy. Now housed in a quarter brown leather folding slipcase.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. A. Zatta, "L'America divisa ne' suoi principali stati di nuova Projezione".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1776, 30,5 x 40,5 Tooley, Mapping of Amerika, S. 321. - Mit altkolor. Kartusche. - Zeigt Amerika mit Neuseeland.

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        Geographische Belustigungen zur Erläuterung der neuesten Weltgeschichte. Mit Landkarten, Planen und Kupfern nach den neuesten und besten Originalen. (Zum Besten einer Freyschule in Sachsen). Erstes Stück. Allgemeine Beschreibung der engländischen Colonien in Nord-Amerika, nebst eien Plane von Boston

      Leipzig: In der Johann Carl Müllerischen Buch-und Kunsthandlung, 1776. Part I (only, of 2), quarto. (10 x 8 3/4 inches). Collation: *2, A-C4, D2 (Title [verso blank], 2pp. 'Vorerinnerung', pp.1-28 text). Woodcut decorative vignette on title, 2 woodcut headpieces, 1 large folding hand-coloured copper-engraved map 'Carte von dem Hafen und der Stadt Boston' by Georg Friedrich Frentzel after Jean Chevalier de Beaurain. Original grey paper wrappers, uncut (some soiling and small tears to covers, backstrip defective), modern blue morocco-backed blue cloth box, titled in gilt on "spine" A fine unsophisticated copy of this very rare part work including one of the most important Revolutionary War maps of Boston, that Krieger & Cobb cite as "the only German map of Boston [made] during the Revolutionary period." Müller apparently issued two parts to this work, both of which are exceptionally rare. There are no auction records; Sabin notes the present first part, but was evidently unaware of the existence of the second part, sub-titled "Allgemeine Beschreibung der engländischen Colonien in Nord-Amerika, nebst einer Karte von denselben und einer Karte von Long-Island." OCLC records only a single copy of this work (with both parts) in the New York Public Library. The interesting text gives details of the history of the English in North America, followed by sections on New England, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and the territory of Sagadahock, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The text ends with a note that other colonies will be described in the next part: "Die übrigen Colonien folgen in dem nächsten Stücke." The highly important map is a version of a French map of the same year, which itself made use of J.F.W. Des Barres "Map of the Port of Boston." It captures the moment when British forces, still in control of Boston, prepare to face George Washington's Continental forces. Boston, on a narrow peninsula is shown to be in an increasingly precarious defensive position. In an improvement over its French predecessor, the present edition makes a clear reference to the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), noting the "Ruinen von Charles=town." Around the city, the placement of the respective forces is depicted with unparalleled accuracy, with the British troop lines highlighted in blue and the Continental troop lines in red. Three divisions of Washington's forces are placed with one at Cambridge, one at Charlestown Neck, and another above Roxbury. The observer will notice that the British commanders elected not to place troops atop Dorchester Heights. Washington later took this ground, giving him an irrepressible advantage over the British in the ensuing siege. The British were compelled to leave the city in March, 1776. The map measures 21 3/8 x 26 inches. Cf. Allgemeine deutsche Bibliothek , Anh.25-36.Bd., 3.Abt., 1780, pp.1367-1369; cf. OCLC 41205246 (listing only 1 example, the New York Public Library copy, containing both parts); Sabin 26980 (mentioning only the present first part) For the map, see: The Library of Congress Quarterly Journal no.30, (1973), pp.252-253; Cresswell The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints 706; Krieger & Cobb Mapping Boston p.181, pl.27; Pedley The Map Trade in the Eighteenth-Century pp.27-30, figs. 4 & 5; Nebenzahl 18; Sellers & Van Ee Maps and Charts of North America & the West Indies 924.

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        Klösterlicher Tractat oder Auslegung der Regel des H. H. Benedictus nach den Verordnungen und Satzungen des heil. Cistercienser Ordens, so anfänglich von Ven. P. Mathia Bisenberger Capit. Salem. ac. de Ord. BeneMerito in Latein verfasst; nachmals aber von einem seiner unwürdigen Mit - Brüdern in das Deutsche übersetzt worden. Tomus I. von dem I. Cap. bis auf das IV. Des Klösterliche Tractats oder Auslegung. Tomus II. von dem V. Kapitel bis auf das XX. exclusive. 2 Teile in einem Band.

      Salem 1776 - 17,5 x 11 cm, XII unpag. S., 384, 360 S., marmorierte Einbandpapiere, zeitgen. Einband auf 5 Bünden mit zwei Schliessen (beide erhalten), geringfügig berieben, Rückenschildchen,

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        Carte von dem Hafen und der Stadt Boston

      Leipzig: Johann Carl Müller, 1776. Copper-engraved map, with troop positions highlighted in period colour, in excellent condition. A very rare and highly decorative work, one of the most important Revolutionary War maps of Boston, that Krieger & Cobb cite as "the only German map of Boston [made] during the Revolutionary period." The present map is an outstanding work on many levels. Boston and its environs are depicted on the eve of one of the most momentous events in American history, the Siege of Boston, which gave George Washington his first important victory. A great topographical work, the varied nature of the land is expressed with great virtuosity in finely engraved hachures. The superlative mapping of the coastline and the harbor is derived from J.F.W. Des Barres' "Map of the port of Boston." The map captures the moment when British forces, still in control of Boston, prepare to face George Washington's Continental forces. Boston, on a narrow peninsula is shown to be in an increasingly precarious defensive position. In an improvement over its predecessor, Frentzel's edition makes a clear reference to the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), noting the "Ruinen von Charles=town." Around the city, the placement of the respective forces is depicted with unparalleled accuracy, with the British troop lines highlighted in blue and the Continental troop lines in red. Three divisions of Washington's forces are placed with one at Cambridge, one at Charlestown Neck, and another above Roxbury. The observer will notice that the British commanders elected not to place troops atop Dorchester Heights. Washington later took this ground, giving him an irrepressible advantage over the British in the ensuing siege. The British were compelled to leave the city in March, 1776. This second version is much rarer than Beaurain's original work which was printed earlier that year with French toponymy. Preserved in the present version, in the upper-right, is a highly decorative and iconographically emblematic title cartouche. Beaurain, in homage to the French sympathies to the rebel cause, depicts an Englishman cruelly trying to depose a banner from the Tree of Liberty, against the will of an indignant American. Although the conflict inspired considerable interest in Germany, this map is the only German map of Boston printed there during the Revolutionary period. Late in 1776, Leipzig master-engraver G. F. J. Frentzel created a new edition of the map that was faithful to Beaurain's original, and it was printed as part of the Geographisches Belustigungen zur Erläuterung der neuesten Weltgeschichte , an extremely rare German book on the early days of the War of Independence. Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints , 706; Krieger & Cobb, Mapping Boston , p.181, pl. 27; The Library of Congress Quarterly Journal no.30 (1973), pp.252-253; Nebenzahl, A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 19; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies , 924.

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        A Representation of Different Sort[sic.] of Marble, ingraved[sic.] and set out in their natural colours; also set forth with the Dutch, German, English, French and Latin names

      Amsterdam: Jan Christaan Sepp, 1776. Quarto. (11 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches). Titles and text in English, French, Dutch, German, and Latin, section titles. 85 (of 100) hand-coloured engraved plates, by Wirsing. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century Dutch cats-paw calf, spine in five compartments with raised bands, red/brown morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, comb-marbled endpapers A very fine copy of this extremely rare expanded polyglot version of Wirsing's spectacular work on the marbles of Europe: one of the greatest of all Sepp's natural history publications. Sepp's publication seems to have been an almost simultaneous re-issue of Adam Wirsing's 1775 Nuremburg publication Marmora Et Adfines Aliqvos Lapides Coloribvs Svis Exprimi Cvravit Et Edidit Adamvs Ludovicvs Wirsing which included the text in Latin and German only. For the present edition text in Dutch, French and English was added. As well as expanding his possible market by adding the additional text, Sepp also clearly intended the work to be seen as a companion volume to his earlier publication on "inland and foreign wood", Afbbelding van in- en uitlandsche houten by Martinus Houttuyn. Wirsing's work is strictly complete with 100 plates and a frontispiece (according to Landwehr). It was issued periodically in ten parts including a supplemental part containing 6 plates, but is so rare that the present example with 85 plates is among the most complete: there is only one other record of a copy of this edition having sold at auction in the past thirty five years (Christie's, Nov 27, 1980, lot 373, possibly this copy as it also included 85 plates). The chief glory of this work are the spectacular plates. Wirsing clearly took considerable care over the engraving of the plates, but it is the hand-colouring (which was probably carried out in Sepp's establishment in Amsterdam) that lifts this work into a realm where each plate is an abstract work of art. Marble in the 18th century was used to describe any polished stone, so the 500 cross-sections shown here cover a much wider geological range than the the titles appear to suggest. The samples are carefully grouped into 12 geographical regions and the plates in total offer a visual record similar to the trays of actual samples to be seen by a privileged few in one of the great Wunderkammers of the day. This copy is without the section title and 9 of the 21 plates in the last section on Italy, and also the 6 supplementary plates, which were issued without text. Anonymous. "Stone tome" in The World of Interiors, Feb., 1994, pp.100-104; Brunet IV, 1243; Cobres Deliciæ Cobresianæ 1782: 2, 761-2; Landwehr Studies in Dutch Books 1; LKG: XVI 309; NUC: 4, 679 [NA 0090293]; Sinkankas Gemology Bibliography 1993: no. 7282. Cf. Sir John Soane Museum Library [copy with 66 plates]; cf. "Curtis Schuh's Biblibliography of Mineralogy" on The Mineralogical Record website.

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        The American Military Pocket Atlas; being an approved collection of correct maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies; especially those which now are, or probably may be the Theatre of War: Taken principally from the actual surveys and judicious observations of engineers De Brahm and Romans; Cook, Jackson, and Collett; Maj. Holland, and other officers

      London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, 1776. Octavo. (8 11/16 x 5 3/8 inches). Letterpress text: title (verso blank), 1p. List of maps (verso blank), 2pp. dedication to Gov. Pownall, 2pp. Advertisement, 6 folding engraved maps, all hand-coloured in outline. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century diced half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt double fillets, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, modern blue morocco-backed cloth box The Holster Atlas: one of the most important atlases of the American Revolution designed for use in the field. This collection of maps was published by Sayer and Bennet at the beginning of the Revolution for the use of British officers. "Surveys and Topographical Charts being fit only for a Library, such maps as an Officer may take with him into the Field have been much wanted. The following Collection forms a Portable Atlas of North America, calculated in its Bulk and Price to suit the Pockets of Officers of all Ranks" (Advertisement). Although the publishers claimed the atlas would fit into an officer's pocket, it was more usually carried in a holster and thus gained its nick-name. The Holster Atlas was published at the suggestion of Governor George Pownall and included the "maps that the British high command regarded as providing essential topographical information in the most convenient form" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg). The six maps are as follows: 1. DUNN, Samuel. North America, as divided amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician London: printed for Robt. Sayer, 10 Jany. 1774. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (13 1/4 x 18 inches). 2. DUNN, Samuel. A compleat map of the West Indies, containing the coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the islands. London: Robt. Sayer, 10 January 1774. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (13 1/8 x 18 1/2 inches). The Advertisement describes these first two maps as "a general map of the part of the globe, called North America, and a second general map of those islands, shores, gulfs, and bays, which form what is commonly called the West Indies; these we consider as introductory, and as giving a general idea, and we trust a just one." 3. A general map of the Northern British Colonies in America. which comprehends the Province of Quebec, the Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York. from the maps published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Regulated by the astronomic and trigonometric observations of Major Holland and corrected from Governor Pownall's late Map 1776. London: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, 14 August 1776. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (20 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches). First state, also issued as a separate map. This map was re-issued in 1788 with the title changed to reflect the new political realities. McCorkle New England 776.11; Sellers & Van Ee 143; Stevens & Tree 65 4. EVANS, Lewis. A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America. containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and the greatest part of New England, as also of the bordering parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several surveys made after the late war,and corrected from Governor Pownall's late Map 1776. London: R. Sayer & J. Bennet, 15 October 1776. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (20 1/8 x 26 1/2 inches). Based on Lewis Evans' map of 1755, with additions and corrections. Cf. Stephenson & McKee Virginia p.82 (an image of the Evans map) 5. ROMANS, Bernard.A General Map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the neighbouring Indian countries. From the modern surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & others; and from the large hydrographical survey of the coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans. London: R.Sayer & J. Bennett [sic.], 15 Octr. 1776. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (20 3/4 x 25 5/8 inches). 6. BRASSIER, William Furness (1745-1772). A Survey of Lake Champlain including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John, Surveyed by order of ... Sr. Jeffery Amherst ... by William Brassier, draughtsman. 1762. London: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, 5 Aug., 1776. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (29 1/8 x 21 5/8 inches). Also issued as the first separately published map of Lake Champlain, this excellent detailed chart was based on a survey made during the French and Indian War, but not published until the Revolution. Included is an inset illustrating America's first naval battle, in which General Benedict Arnold, though forced back down the lake, was able to delay the British attempt to descend to the Hudson for that year. No mention, of course, is made of Ethan Allen's taking of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. Fite & Freeman A Book of Old Maps pp.212-216; Howes A208; Nebenzahl Atlas of the American Revolution pp.61-63; Phillips Atlases 1206; Rumsey p.311; Sabin 1147; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p.190; Streeter Sale 73.

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

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

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        A Plan of the Attack of Fort Sulivan, near Charles Town in South Carolina. by a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, on the 28th June 1776. with the Disposition of the King's Land Forces, and the Encampments and Entrenchments of the Rebels from the Drawings made on the Spot

      London: Wm. Faden, 1776. Copper-engraved map in excellent condition. An extremely rare separately-issued Revolutionary War battle plan by William Faden, depicting a critical altercation near Charleston, South Carolina This highly important and finely engraved map captures the dramatic action surrounding the British naval assault on Fort Sullivan (called here "Sulivan"), the strategic "key" to Charleston, the largest city and only port in the South. It is the third of five states of the map, which was the first Revolutionary battle plan to be drafted by William Faden. In the Spring of 1776, South Carolina had fallen into the firm possession of the Americans, a reality the British were determined to challenge. They dispatched a fleet of twenty ships (although only nine were armed) under Commodore Peter Parker, manned by marines, with the mission under the overall command of Maj. General Sir Henry Clinton. The ships moored in Five Fathom Hole, and landed on Long Island, which lay to the north of Sullivan's Island. The British base, with the original positions of the British ships and with the regiment numbers of marine corps labeled and heightened in red is located towards the upper right of the map. Meanwhile, practical considerations indicated that the Patriot defenders were in considerable trouble. Led by Col. William Moultrie, the Americans were short of experienced troops and ammunition. Fort Sullivan, located on the southern tip of the island of the same name had to be held, otherwise Charleston would surely fall. While the elegant plan of the fort, located in the inset at the upper left of the map, makes it appear to be a well designed bastion, it was in reality cobbled together with palmetto logs. The American or "Rebel" positions are heightened in blue, and the fort is shown connected to the mainland by an improvised bridge. Moultrie had a total of 1,125 men against the 2,900 British marines. More worryingly, the fort had only 26 guns, with only 28 rounds of ammunition per gun against the British fleet's 270 well-stocked cannon. Fortunately for the Americans, the British proceeded to make a series of strategic errors. Clinton, who relied on information given by harbour pilots who were press-ganged into service, spent days looking for a non-existent ford between Long and Sullivan's Island, which in reality was prevented by the presence of a seven foot deep channel. This bought the Americans time, which allowed American Col. William Thomson to fortify the northern tip of the island, as indicated on the map. On June 28th, the British mounted their full on naval assault of the fort, as indicated on the map by the ships shown grouped together just off of the fort, with each ship being named and detailed with its number of guns. Moultrie wisely rationed and synchronized the use of his limited firepower, such that the British met heavier than expected resistance. Unfamiliar with the tidal shoals that lay near the fort, the British ships were unable to sail in close enough to the fort to deliver lethal blows, while remaining in range of the American guns. Amazingly, many of the British rounds which did strike the fort were harmlessly absorbed into the structure's spongy palmetto logs. The British flagship HMS Bristol took heavy losses, and another ship ran aground and had to be abandoned. Another British attempt to storm Thomson's northern positions with a raid by long boats was easily repelled. The British were forced to completely withdraw, and promptly set sail for New York. Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution , 145/25; Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution , map 8, p.60; Nebenzahl, A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795 , 66; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 14(c), in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        The American Atlas: or, a geographical description of the whole continent of America: wherein are delineated at large its several regions, countries, states, and islands; and chiefly the British Colonies

      London: Printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1776. Folio. (22 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches). Letterpress title and index leaf, otherwise engraved throughout. 23 engraved maps on 30 sheets (1 single page, 11 double-page, 18 folding), all hand-coloured in outline. (Blank corner of map sheets numbered 18 and 19 restored). Expertly bound to style in half calf over contemporary marbled boards, retaining original backstrip and gilt morocco spine label. The most important 18th century atlas for America: a "geographical description of the whole continent of America, as portrayed in the best available maps in the latter half of the eighteenth century ... as a major cartographic reference work it was, very likely, consulted by American, English, and French civilian administrators and military officers during the Revolution" (Ristow). As a collection, the American Atlas stands as the most comprehensive, detailed and accurate survey of the American colonies at the beginning of the Revolution. Among the distinguished maps are; Braddock Meade's A Map of the Most Inhabited Parts of New England, the largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published; a map of The Provinces of New York and New Jersey by Samuel Holland, the Surveyor general for the northern American colonies; William Scull's A Map of Pennsylvania, the first map of that colony to include its western frontier; Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson's A Map of the Most Inhabited part of Virginia, the best colonial map for the Chesapeake region; and Lt. Ross's Course of the Mississipi, the first map of that river based on English sources. Jefferys was the leading English cartographer of the 18th century. From about 1750, he published a series of maps of the English American colonies, that were among the most significant produced in the period. As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and after 1761, Geographer to the King, Jefferys was well placed to have access to the best surveys conducted in America, and many of his maps held the status of "official work." Jefferys died on 20th November 1771, and in 1775, his successors, Robert Sayer and John Bennett, gathered these separately-issued maps together and republished them in book form as The American Atlas . The present second edition, issued in 1776, includes A new Map of the Province of Quebec (a significant addition) in place of Jefferys' The Middle British Colonies and a second issue of Samuel Holland's The Provinces of New York and New Jersey, published on 20 December 1775. The maps are as follows (many of the maps are on several sheets, and in accordance with the letterpress index, each individual sheet is numbered, the measurements refer to the image size): 1-3. Braddock Meade (alias John Green). "A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Published 10 June 1775. Six sheets joined into three, 43 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches. Stevens & Tree 4(d). This great wall map was chiefly issued to expose the errors in Delisle and Buache's map of the Pacific Northwest, published in Paris in 1752. 4. Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg. "The Russian Discoveries". Published March 2nd 1775. One sheet, 18 x 24 inches. 5-6. Thomas Pownall after E. Bowen. "A New and Correct map of North America, with the West India Islands . Published 15th February, 1777. Four sheets joined into two, 43 x 47 inches. Stevens & Tree 49(f). Thomas Pownall updated Bowen's "North America" map of 1755. Pownall's version included the relevant results of the first treaty of Paris, drawn up after the end of the French and Indian War. 7. Thomas Jefferys. "North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville, Improved with the English Surveys Made since the Peace". Published 10 June 1775. One sheet, 18 x 20 inches. Stevens & Tree 51(c) 8. Samuel Dunn. "A Map of the British Empire in North America". Published 10 January 1774 . 1/2 sheet, 12 x 19 inches. Stevens & Tree 53(b). 9. Thomas Jefferys. "An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti". Published 25 May 1775. Two sheets joined into one, 23 1/2 x 37 inches. Stevens & Tree 76(d). 10. Sayer & Bennett. "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence." Published 25th March 1775. One sheet, 19 1/2 x 24 inches. 11. Capt. [Samuel] Holland. "A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence". Published 6 April 1775. One sheet, 15 x 27 1/4 inches. 12. James Cook & Michael Lane. "A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland". Published 10th May 1775. One sheet, 21 1/2 x 22 inches. Lieutenant and later Captain James Cook went on to gain renown for his three exploratory voyages in the Pacific. 13. James Cook and others. "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland". Published 25 March 1775. One sheet, 19 1/2 x 26 inches. Based on the surveys of James Cook (see above), Chabert and Fleurieu. 14. Thomas Jefferys. "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the Adjacent Parts of New England and Canada. " Published 15 June 1775. One sheet, 18 1/2 x 24 inches. Stevens & Tree 66(c). Originally published in 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, this map "proved to be important in evaluating respective French and English claims to this part of North America" (Ristow). England gained sole possession of the region by the Treaty of Paris, 1763. 15-16. Braddock Meade (alias John Green.) "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England". Published November 29, 1774. Four sheets joined into two, 38 3/4 x 40 ¾ inches. Stevens & Tree 33(e). The first large-scale map of New England. "The most detailed and informative pre-Revolutionary map of New England ... not really supplanted until the nineteenth century" ( New England Prospect , 13). 17. Capt. [Samuel] Holland. "The Provinces of New York and New Jersey, with Part of Pensilvania". Published 20 Decr. 1775. Three insets: A plan of the City of New York, A chart of the Mouth of Hudson's River, and A Plan of Amboy. Two sheets joined, 26 1/2 x 52 ¾ inches. Stevens & Tree 44(d). An important large-scale map of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey, by Samuel Holland, Surveyor General for the Northern English colonies. With fine insets including a street plan of colonial New York City. 18. William Brassier. "A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St.John." Published 5 August 1776. Single sheet 26 x 18 3/4 inches. Stevens & Tree 25(b). This is the second state of Brassier's terribly important and magnificently detailed map of Lake Champlain. More usually editions of the present 1776 atlas contain the first state of this map. The Second state is to be preferred as it illustrates the very first battle fought by the U.S. Navy - the Battle of Valcour Island, which took place near present-day Plattsburgh, New York, on October 11, 1776. 19. Captain Carver and others. "A New Map of the Province of Quebec, according to the Royal Proclamation, of the 7th of October 1763. from the French Surveys Connected with those made after the War, by Captain Carver, and Other Officers". One sheet, 19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. Stevens & Tree 73(a). 20. William Scull. "A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of the Province but also its Extensive Frontiers". Published 10 June 1775. Two sheets joined, 27 x 51 ½ inches. The first map of the Province of Pennsylvania to include its western frontier. All earlier maps had focused solely on the settled eastern parts of the colony. 21-22. Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson. "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia, containing the Whole Province of Maryland ... 1775". [n.d.] Four sheets joined into two, 32 x 48 inches. Stevens & Tree 87(f). "The basic cartographical document of Virginia in the eighteenth century ... the first to depict accurately the interior regions of Virginia beyond the Tidewater. [It] dominated the cartographical representation of Virginia until the nineteenth century" (Verner.) 23-24. Henry Mouzon. "An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers". Published May 30, 1775. Four sheets joined into two, 40 x 54 inches. Stevens & Tree 11(a). "The chief type map for [the Carolinas] during the forty or fifty years following its publication. It was used by both British and American forces during the Revolutionary War" (Cumming, 450). 25. Thomas Jefferys. "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana ... The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida." Published 20 Feby. 1775. Two sheets joined into one, 19 1/2 x 48 inches. Stevens & Tree 26(a). A large-scale map of Florida, based upon the extensive surveys conducted after the region became an English possession following the 1763 Treaty of Paris. 26. Lt. Ross. "Course of the Mississipi.... Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1765". Published 1 June 1775. Two sheet joined into one, 14 x 44 inches. Stevens & Tree 31(b). The first large-scale map of the Mississippi River, and the first based in whole or part upon English surveys. 27. Thomas Jefferys. "The Bay of Honduras". Published 20 February 1775. One sheet, 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. 28-29. J.B.B. D'Anville. "A Map of South America." Published 20 September 1775. Four sheets joined into two, 20 x 46 inches 30. Cruz Cano and others. "A Chart of the Straits of Magellan". Published 1 July 1775. One sheet, 20 1/2 x 27 inches. Howes J-81; cf. Phillips Atlases 1165 and 1166; Sabin 35953; cf. Streeter Sale I, 72 (1775 edition); cf. Walter Ristow (editor) Thomas Jefferys The American Atlas London 1776 , facsimile edition, Amsterdam 1974.

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        A Plan of the Attack of Fort Sulivan, near Charles Town in South Carolina. by a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, on the 28th June 1776. with the Disposition of the King's Land Forces, and the Encampments and Entrenchments of the Rebels from the Drawings made on the Spot

      London: "Printed and sold by William Faden, Successor to the late Mr. Thomas Jefferies, Geographer to the King...", 1776. Copper-engraved map, engraved one-line dedication to Sir Peter Parker and letterpress text in two columns beneath the map. Inset plan of the fort. Extremely rare first issue of a separately-published Revolutionary War broadside battle plan depicting a critical altercation near Charleston, South Carolina. This highly important and finely engraved and letterpress broadside map captures the dramatic action surrounding the British naval assault on Fort Sullivan (called here "Sulivan"), the strategic key to Charleston. In the Spring of 1776, South Carolina had fallen into the firm possession of the Americans, a reality the British were determined to challenge. They dispatched a fleet of twenty ships (although only nine were armed) under Commodore Peter Parker, manned by marines, with the mission under the overall command of Maj. General Sir Henry Clinton. The ships moored in Five Fathom Hole, and landed on Long Island, which lay to the north of Sullivan's Island. Meanwhile, practical considerations indicated that the Patriot defenders were in considerable trouble. Led by Col. William Moultrie, the Americans were short of experienced troops and ammunition. Fort Sullivan, located on the southern tip of the island of the same name had to be held, otherwise Charleston would surely fall. While the elegant plan of the fort, located in the inset at the upper left of the map, makes it appear to be a well designed bastion, it was in reality cobbled together with palmetto logs. Moultrie had a total of 1,125 men against the 2,900 British marines. More worryingly, the fort had only 26 guns, with only 28 rounds of ammunition per gun against the British fleet's 270 well-stocked cannon. Fortunately for the Americans, the British proceeded to make a series of strategic errors. Clinton, who relied on information given by harbour pilots who were press-ganged into service, spent days looking for a non-existent ford between Long and Sullivan's Island, which in reality was prevented by the presence of a seven foot deep channel. This bought the Americans time, which allowed American Col. William Thomson to fortify the northern tip of the island, as indicated on the map. On June 28th, the British mounted their full on naval assault of the fort, as indicated on the map by the ships shown grouped together just off of the fort, with each ship being named and detailed with its number of guns. Moultrie wisely rationed and synchronized the use of his limited firepower, such that the British met heavier than expected resistance. Unfamiliar with the tidal shoals that lay near the fort, the British ships were unable to sail in close enough to the fort to deliver lethal blows, while remaining in range of the American guns. Amazingly, many of the British rounds which did strike the fort were harmlessly absorbed into the structure's spongy palmetto logs. The British flagship HMS Bristol took heavy losses, and another ship ran aground and had to be abandoned. Another British attempt to storm Thomson's northern positions with a raid by long boats was easily repelled. The British were forced to completely withdraw, and promptly set sail for New York. This copy is the very rare first state (of four known issues) of the map, which was the first Revolutionary battle plan to be drafted by William Faden. The text in two columns found on this issue gives an account of the action taken from a letter by Parker to Lieutenant General Clinton. This issue was separately published as a broadside giving news of the battle to a British audience eager for information about the war; later issues, without text, appeared in Faden's North American Atlas . Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution , map 8; Nebenzahl, A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795 , 64; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 14(a), in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        Kitab al-Injil al-sharif al-tahir wa-al-misbah al-munir al-zahir muqassaman kanayisiyan madar al-sanah hasaba tartib al-Anba al-Qiddisiyin al-Sharqiyin (Book of the Liturgical Gospels).

      Dayr al-Shuwayr, Kisrawan, Lebanon, [1776]. - Folio (228 x 315 mm). (2 [instead of 4]), 315 (but: 316) pp. (p. 92 assigned twice), lacking title (provided in facsimile) and 4 engraved plates. Printed in Arabic within ruled borders, with some headings and phrases printed in red. Numerous typographical ornaments. Contemp. brown morocco, blind-stamped and gilt, spine with 5 raised bands. First Dayr as-Shuwayr edition. "The Evangelion of the Greek Church, containing the Gospels arranged for liturgical reading throughout the year" (Darlow/M.). From the printing office of the Melkite monastery of St. John the Baptist at al-Shuwayr in the Lebanese Kisrawan mountains, operative between 1734 and 1899, during which time it produced in all 69 Arabic books, including re-editions (cf. Silvestre de Sacy I, pp. 412-414; Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution. A Cross-Cultural Encounter, Westhofen 2002, pp. 179-181). Altogether, this is the second edition of this Melkite version which first appeared in 1706 with liturgical explanations. - Binding rubbed and scuffed; upper joint and outer 4 corners repaired; label pasted to upper cover. Some light waterstaining to first and last few leaves; some scattered spotting, later marginal inscriptions. Darlow/Moule 1661. OCLC 38267894. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biblia, das ist: Die ganze Göttliche heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments

      Germantown: Gecruckt und zu finden bey Christoph Saur 4to. 2 pts. in 1 vol. [2] ff., 992 pp,; 277, [1] pp., [1] f.. 1776 Popularly known as the "Gun Wad" Bible, this is the third edition of the first American Bible in a European language and it precedes the first American Bible in English by six years. It is known as the "Gun Wad" Bible from Isaiah Thomas's recounting of the sale of Saur's estate in 1778, wherein he says that during the Battle of Germantown the purchaser of the unbound sheets of the 1776 Bible "sold a part of [them] to be used as covers for cartridges, proper paper for the purpose being at that time not to be obtained" in the dislocations of the Revolution — well, maybe. What is not open to question is the fact that this is the first Bible printed from type cast in America. There are several variants of the edition: In this copy the main title-page is printed in black only and on the New Testament title-page the place of printing is given as "Germantown." Provenance: On a front blank, "Joseph Price junr his Bible"; on front pastedown, "Abraham Price was born the 22. Day of June 1770. Contemporary calf, very plain in style with minimal tooling and no spine label ever; rebacked and old spine reattached. One leather and metal clasp remaining. Hinges (inside) strengthened and free endpapers reattached. The usual foxing, staining, and browning only; perhaps somewhat less than usual — a clean, untattered copy. Now housed in a quarter brown leather folding slipcase.

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        Voyage en Arabie & en d\'autres pays circonvoisins. Traduit de l\'Allemand. Band 1 (von 2).

      Baalde; Schoonhoven Amsterdam, Utrecht 1776 ( In französischer Sprache ) VIII Seiten., 3 Bll., 409 Seiten. Mit gestochenem Titel u. 72, teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln und -Karten, Broschur der Zeit, 4° ( 27 x 22 cm ). Erste franz. Ausgabe. - Bruun II, 413 - Gay 3589 - Henze III, 611 - Mit den Karten von Jemen und vom Nil-Delta sowie den Ansichten von Gibraltar, Marseille, Raschid, Damiat, Hadie, Taas etc. Ferner mit Hiroglyphen, Trachten, Gerätschaften u.a. - Der broschierte Einband berieben und beschädigt ( Einbandrücken auch stärker ). Innen unbeschnitten, 1 Plan lose, 1 Plan mit Loch. Seiten bzw. Tafeln leicht und vereinzelt etwas gebräunt, gering fleckig. ( Gewicht 1400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) // First French edition. - Vol 1 (of 2). With engraved title and 72, some folded, copper engraving maps/ plates. - Contemp brochure (worn). - Uncut, 1 map loose, 1 map with hole, some browning, minor staining. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Arabien, Orient, Ägypten, Jemen, Nildelta, Nil, Gibraltar, Marseille, Raschid, Damiat, Hadie, Taas, Niebuhr

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        RIME GIOCOSE SATIRICHE E MORALI

      Repetto Felice, Genova e Milano 1776 - Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: 424 . Illustrazioni: Bellissimi fregi . Formato: 16° . Rilegatura: Brossura originale con barbe . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Bruniture.Copertina stanca rinforzata in tempo antico con al dorso scritto ad inchiostro l'autore e il titolo. Il Passeroni, nato a Condamine di Lantosque nella contea di Nizza nel 1713 e lì ordinato sacerdote nel 1737,morto a Milano nel 1803, fu iscritto nel 1777 assieme all'amico Parini nella sede centrale di Roma tra gli Arcadi (Accademia dei Trasformati).Volume raro. Foto disponibili .

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        Claudine von Villa Bella. Ein Schauspiel mit Gesang. Erste Ausgabe der ersten Fassung.

      Berlin, Mylius, 1776. - 127 S. Mit kleiner Holzschnitttitelvignette, Holzschnittanfangs- und -schlußvignette. Kl. 8°. Grüner Lederband mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägter Rollstempelrahmung auf beiden Deckeln sowie Buntstickerei auf den Deckeln, in Halbleder-Kassette mit Rückentitel. Beinahe auf der gesamten Fläche der Deckel wurde innerhalb des floralen Rollstempelrahmens der Lederbezug entfernt und auf der darunter liegenden Textil-Gitterstruktur die Buntstickerei in Kreuzstich angebracht, so dass der Grund nicht komplett bedeckt ist. Die Stickereien zeigen Blumensträuße von Rosen, Vergißmeinicht, Efeu etc. in Grün, Blau, Gelb, Rot, Schwarz und Weiß, auf dem Hinterdeckel auch eine Lyra. Die figürlichen Abbildungen sind umrahmt von einer in Gelb, Grün und Ocker gestickten Rocaille. Laut Auskunft einer erfahrenen Stickerin konnte die Arbeit nur mit Hilfe einer Lupe in ca. 15 bis 20 Stunden angefertigt werden und ist von professioneller Qualität. Der Einband stammt aus dem Zeitraum von ca. 1775 bis 1825, ohne dass eine genauere Datierung möglich ist; die Motivik (Rocaillen, Lyra etc.) können sowohl zur bukolischen Idylle des Spätrokoko wie zum Biedermeier gehören. Hagen 128; Goedeke IV, 3, 134.14; WG 15; Hirzel 17 Gering berieben und gebräunt; Hinterdeckel mit winzigen Lederbezugsfehlstellen; papierbedingt gebräunt; Vorsätze mit Leimabklatsch; zeitgenössisches geprägtes Exlibris ("H. Eisenach stud. med.") auf Vorderspiegel. DE

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        Lawyer's Day Book. 1776. London

      1776. 1776-1777 Day Book of London Attorney With Entries Concerning a Land Deal in Florida [Manuscript]. [London Attorney]. Day Book. [S.n. (but no doubt London), October 1776-November 1777. c. 200 ff., 22 ff. filled with content on rectos and versos. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary vellum, hand-lettered title and date to spine and front board. Moderate soiling, some rubbing to extremities with wear to head and tail, front hinge cracked, bookseller ticket of London dealer Richard Blamire to front pastedown. Light toning to text, content written in neat hand on red-ruled leaves. An interesting item. * Though unsigned, this day book was clearly the work of a London attorney. Folio 11 has an interesting entry concerning a conveyance in Florida: "Took Instructions to draw conveyance of Lands in *FLORIDA* (sic) under Grant of Mr. Tompson." Florida was ceded to Britain 1763 but taken by the Spanish in 1781 and guaranteed to them 1783. (It was ceded to the U.S. in 1820.) Many of the entries concern property transactions. Others illustrate the pressures of the lawyer's life. For example, an entry of Folio 5: "Mrs Cheasley being very bad Mr Ward came & desired I would go down immediately & get Power of Attorney executed. Mr. Thompson & self went in a chaise & 4 at 10 (o'clock) at night & returned next Day at 2 (o'clock) & got Power executed'; Fol. 21: '..the whole of this day with them & at my House till 11oC at night." This lawyer worked with a variety of individuals. He notes, in Fol. 10, that he met with a Mr. Atkinson concerning "the Payment of Prize Money in his hands to distribute." In Fol. 15b we see he "Attended Mr Child (the banker) re an account, their refusal to pay a client's bill &c." A note in Fol. 20b may relate to the noted legal historian Francis Hargrave [1741-1821]: "Attd. Mr. Hargrave & took his Draft for the money." An entry on Fol. 13: "Ent'd. in Waste Book Fo 67" above an entry crossed through in this volume suggests this book was one of a series of records kept by the lawyers concerned.

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        Samtlige Skrifter Bd. 4,5,6,7,8,

      Gyldendal, Kopenhagen 1776 - Halbleder 8° Der dänische Verfasser (1724-1764) war ein Philosoph/Historiker, orientiert z.B. an Montesquieu, Voltaire und John Locke. Die Einbände der Bücher sind teils stärker berieben, Band 8 ist am Kapital etwa 1 cm beschädigt. Altersgemäß sind diese raren Sammlerstücke in sehr akzeptablem Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Societé de gens de lettres. Mis en ordre & publié par M. Diderot [.]; & quant à la partie mathematique, par M. d'Alembert [.].

      "Paris" [d. i. Genf], "1751-1772" [d. i. 1771-1776]. - 17 Textbände, 11 Tafelbände und 5 Supplementbände. Ohne die 2 Indexbände. Zus. 33 Bände mit 3129 Tafeln (doppelte und dreifache entsprechend gezählt) und dem gest. Frontispiz. Marmorierter Kalbslederband der Zeit auf 6 Bünden mit floraler Rückenvergoldung und doppelten Rückenschildchen. Folio. Vollständiges Exemplar der zweiten Folioausgabe, die zeitgleich mit den letzten Bänden der Originalausgabe erschienen ist und sogar das Impressum derselben einschließlich der ursprünglichen Erscheinungsjahre der Erstausgabe reproduziert. Von der ersten Ausgabe ist die vorliegende bloß durch das Fehlen des Akzents über dem Wort "Mathématique" und zwei weitere Druckfehlerabweichungen im Titel zu unterscheiden, weswegen sie üblicherweise im Handel auch immer als Originalausgabe angeboten wird. So ist unter den mehr als 50 in den letzten Jahrzehnten versteigerten Pariser Folioausgaben der "Encyclopédie" keine einzige korrekt als der vorliegende Nachdruck beschrieben, obwohl dessen Auflagenhöhe immerhin halb so hoch war wie jene der Originalausgabe. - Die unabhängig vom Grundwerk (Text- und Tafelbände), also der eigentlichen "Encyclopédie" Diderots und d'Alemberts erschienenen Supplementbände ("The 'Supplément' [.] had no formal connection with the original 'Encyclopédie' and involved a new group of contributors"; Darnton 33) liegen hier in der Ausgabe von 1776-1777 (Paris und Amsterdam) vor, die gemeinhin als Teil der Pariser Erstausgabe behandelt wird. Lough 15-21 u. 52-110. Darnton 34. Vgl. PMM 200. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung (4 Bände & Kleemann C. F. C. : Der Beyträge zur Natur- und Insecten-Geschichte erster Theil in 5 Bänden).

      Nürnberg, Rösels Erben, 1759/61 und 1776. - Mit gestochenem Porträt, 3 kolorierten gestochenen Titeln, 286 (davon 4 doppelblattgrosse gefaltete Kupfertafeln (Hauptwerk) sowie 44 kolorierte gefaltete Kupfertafeln in „Beyträge", Halblederbände der Zeit, 21,5 x 18 cm, Einbände etwas bestossen, Deckelbezüge berieben, Vorsätze und die Trägerpapiere der daran montierten Kupferstiche etwas stockfleckig, die Tafeln selbst sauber, die Textblätter nur leicht gebräunt Vorsatzblatt mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk der Freiherrlich von Gerberschen Bücher-Sammlung. Vollständiges Exemplar des berühmten Insektenwerkes mit dem später erschienen „Beyträge" von Kleemann, jedoch ohne die 1793 erschienenen weiteren „Beyträge" von C. H. Schwarz. Die „Beyträge" von Kleemann ohne Titelblatt und Portrait die erst in der 2. Auflage erschienen, ohne die manchen Exemplaren beigegebenen 4 Blatt Anzeígen am Schluß. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentarius ad Pandectas. In quo praeter Romani Juris principia ac controversias illustriores, Jus etiam hodiernum, et praecipuae Fori Quaestiones excutiuntur. Tomus 1 - 7 (alles)

      Halae, Beyer & Curtius, 1776 - 1780. 6 Bände und Index. (letzte stark vermehrte Aufl.) 9 Bl, 718, 2 Bl., 731, 2 Bl. 875, 2 Bl. 924, 2 Bl. 954, 2 Bl. 892 Seiten und Indexband. 21 cm, Halbledereinband Einband etwas berieben, Vorsatz und Titel jeweils etwas stockfleckig, gut erhalten Versand D: 3,00 EUR Joann Voet, römisches Recht

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        Phantastische Geschichten. Eingeleitet von Ferruccio Busoni. Illustriert von Ernst Stern

      München und Berlin, Georg Müller Verlag, ohne Jahr. Einmalige Auflage von 100 numerieten Exemplaren. 463 Seiten (3) Blatt Verlagswerbung Gr.-8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Halb-Ledereinband mit Lederecken und goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken sowie ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt der Buchrücken lichtschattig, der Kopfgoldschnitt verlast, das Lesebändchen beschädigt, die Seiten am Rand teilweise stockfleckig, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch. Die Auswahl besorgte Mira Antonia Deutsch, den Druck die Buchdruckerei Mänicke und Jahn in Rudolstadt. 100 Exemplare wurden auf Bütten abegzogen und in Ganzpergamenbt gebunden. Diese Exemplar trägt die Nummer 24. Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (* 24. Januar 1776 in Königsberg - + 25. Juni 1822 in Berlin; Vorname eigentlich Ernst Theodor Wilhelm, 1805 umbenannt in Anlehnung an den von ihm bewunderten Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller der Romantik. Außerdem wirkte er als Jurist, Komponist, Kapellmeister, Musikkritiker, Zeichner und Karikaturist. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti showing the Soundings, Rocks, Shoals &c. with Views of the Lands and all necessary Instructions for navigating that River to Quebec.

      London: Robert Sayer 1776 - 2 sheets joined. 63 x 99 cm. Original outline colour (none added).

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        COMMON SENSE; ADDRESSED TO THE INHABITANTS OF AMERICA, ON THE FOLLOWING INTERESTING SUBJECTS A NEW EDITION, WITH SEVERAL ADDITIONS IN THE BODY OF THE WORK TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX; TOGETHER WITH AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS

      Philadelphia, printed; London, re-printed, 1776. Dbd. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. The first British edition, fourth issue, of Paine's monumentally important pamphlet. The work was of such general interest that this London edition was issued before the Declaration of Independence, with notices of it appearing in periodicals in June 1776. Gimbel identifies four separate issues of this first London printing: issued with PLAIN TRUTH... with blank spaces where offending passages (hiatuses) were left out; the same with blanks completed in manuscript; issued by itself with the blank spaces; and by itself with the blanks completed in manuscript. The present copy conforms to the fourth description. The hiatuses replaced words in Paine's original text that cast aspersions on the British crown and government. Usually the blank spaces simply replace words, but sometimes they remove entire phrases or sentences. In the present copy those hiatuses are completed in manuscript.

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        Lykken bedre end Forstanden. Et Lystspil i Fem Optog

      1776.. 112 s. Enkelt, pent privatbind. Pen materie. Side 132 er reparert. Lykken bedre end Forstanden utkom ikke som selvstendig bok, men som del av Nye Originale Skuespil. Meget sjelden!

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        uvres complettes, publiées par M. Rigoley de Juvigny

      de l'Imprimerie de Lambert 1776 - - de l'Imprimerie de Lambert, Paris 1776, in-8 (12,5x19,5 cm), (4) xv ; 379pp. (4) et (4) 573pp. (1) et (4) 544pp. et (4) 599pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp., 7 volumes reliés. - Édition collective la plus complète des œuvres d'Alexis Piron, donnée par Rigoley de Juvigny. Portrait de l'auteur en tête du premier tome, gravé sur cuivre par Augustin de Saint-Aubin d'après Caffieri. Comme très souvent, le huitième tome, comprenant les Œuvres badines, n'est pas joint ici. Exemplaire à grandes marges. Reliures de l'époque en plein maroquin vert. Dos lisses richement ornés de dentelles et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge. Triple filet doré en encadrement des plats. Roulette dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Dos légèrement et uniformément insolés, ainsi que quelques épidermures. Quelques légères rousseurs, sinon bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] The most complete edition of the collective works of Alexis Piron, given by Rigoley Juvigny. Binders of the time in full green morocco. spine smooth ornate lace and gold jewels and pieces of title and volume number of red morocco. Triple net gold bezel of the boards. Golden Roulette coaching contreplats. All edges gilt. spine lightly and evenly insolated and some scuffs, otherwise fine copy. (4) xv ; 379pp. (4) et (4) 573pp. (1) et (4) 544pp. et (4) 599pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

      - Sassari, G. Piattoli, 1776. Small-8vo (145 x 100mm) . pp. (10), 334, (2), with 1 engraved title and 6 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly floral gilt spine with 5 raised bands and 2 gilt-lettered labels. This charming and nicely illustrated early monograph of the birds of Sardinia is devided into Land- and Water-Birds. It was also published as the second volume of the author's "Storia Naturale di Sardegna". Francesco Cetti (1726-1778) was a Jesuit priest and was sent to Sardinia to help improve the standard of education on the island. In 1766 he was appointed to the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Sassari. Cetti is commemorated in the name of the Cetti's Warbler 'Cettia cetti'. Some pages with small wormhole (not affecting the letterpress); else a good copy of this scarce ornithological treatise.cf. Nissen IVB, 859; Wood 283. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Document signed on parchment, in English. "Exemplification of a common recovery with double vouchers of the messuage & plantation in Blockley late the estate of Morton Garrett.".

      Philadelphia Folio (51.5 cm, 20.5"). [1] p.. 1776 Document relating to strife between John Ord and Gunning Bedford (probably not the Constitution signer but rather his cousin; both Bedfords were born in Philadelphia, a few years apart) over a Philadelphia-area property and its rents. Written in March of the "sixteenth year of the reign of" George III and the year of the Revolution, this was filed before Samuel Ashmead, justice of the Court of Common Pleas; the document is indited in a fine, light hand, and signed by Samuel Mifflin, a merchant and landowner who in 1761 had refused election as mayor of the city. All the names involved here have powerful Philadelphia associations. A seal is affixed to the sheet, intended to be removed and used "for sealing of Writs in our Court." Blockley, in which the land in question was located, was a township located in West Philadelphia from about 1677 until its consolidation with the city in 1854. The name has lingered, although it has been superceded in general usage by the broader term "University City. Parchment crisp and untorn, with outermost folded portions lightly spotted; front with early inked title as given above, plus pencilled numerals. An evocative document connected to some very prominent names, in excellent condition, with its seal protected for its intended reuse by a diamond-shaped paper covering.

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        Description historique de l'Italie, en forme de dictionnaire

      Seconde édition, réimpression chez le même éditeur de l'originale qui date de 1776.bindings Chez Chambeau A Avignon 1790 vij (1) 384pp. et (4) 404pp. reliés

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        Glorwürdiger Adler, Das ist: Gründliche Vorstellung und Untersuchung Derer Kayserl. Reservaten und Hochheiten, Von der Reichs-Ständen Lands-Fürstlicher Obrigkeit, Absonderlich aber von dem I. K. Majestät reservirten Post-Regal im gantzen Römischen Reich. Deme hinzugesetzt Ludovicus ab Hornick de Reservato Caesareae Majestati Postarum Regali. Auctore Caesareo Turriano. O. O. u. Dr., 1694. Fol. 136 S., marmor. Ppd. d. Zt.

      - Vgl. VD17 23:242866M (andere Kollationierung).- Selten.- Caesareus Turrianus ist das Pseud. für Leopold Albrecht Schoppe (fälschlich wird es Matthias Zimmermann oder Caspar Schoppe zugeschrieben, aber laut Johann Stephan Puetter, Litteratur des Teutschen Staasrechts, 1776, Bd. 3, S. 580 ist es der Hildesheimer Rechtsgelehrte Leopold Albrecht Schoppe).- Der für die Geschichte des deutschen Postregals als Standardwerk geltende Band vergleicht die unterschiedlichen Ansprüche, welche von kaiserl. u. landesfürstl. bzw. reichsstädt. Seite auf das Regal erhoben wurden. Die Verteidigung der Territorialposten, von Andreas Ockel unter dem Pseudonym Emeran Ackolt 1685 in Halle veröffentlicht, wird hier parallel abgedruckt mit der von Ldw. von Hörnigk über die vermeintlichen kaiserl. Rechte. Der Hrsg. gibt für diese ein positives Gutachten u. unterstützt es durch den Abdruck von 43 Urkunden ab dem Jahr 1595.- Sehr schönes, fast fleckenfreies Expl. Einband berieben u. bestoßen, Hinterdeckel etwas fleckig.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      G[otha], 3. IX. 1776. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Madame Schläger reiset in einigen Tagen vor Michaeli nach Göttingen, um die ältere Mamsell Michaelis gegen ihre jüngere Schwester zu vertauschen. Wie gerne machte ich mir diese Gelegenheit zu nuze [!], wenn ich gewiß wüßte, mein verehrungswürdiger Freund, daß mein Besuch Ihnen auf keine Weise beschwerlich fallen würde! Ich beschwöre Sie, mir diese Anfrage mit möglichster Offenherzigkeit zu beantworten und überzeugt zu seyn, daß ich viel lieber eine abschlägliche Anwtort hinnehme, als mit der Besorgniß, Ihnen überlästig zu seyn, mich auf den Weg machen möchte [.]".

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        L'Amerique Septentrionale - a Nuremberg 1776. ches G.N. Raspe - I.M. Dorn':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Johann Martin Dorn aus Geschichte der Kriege in und ausser Europa. . b. Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe in Nürnberg, dat. 1776, 27 x 20,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 16. - Map of the continent showing the region of disputed territory between the English and the French encompassing the territory between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River and between Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. - At the top left title cartouche. - At the right border compass rose. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Les principales aventures de l`admirable Don Quichotte, représentées en figures par Coypel, Picart Le Romain, et autres habiles maitres; avec les explications des XXXI planches de cette magnifique collection (...). Mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette, einem gestochenen, allegorischen Kupfer, zahlreichen Initialen in Holzschnitt, sowie 31 ganzseitigen Kupfern [Text Französisch].

      Liège [Lüttich]: J.F. Bassompierre 1776. VIII, 356 Seiten. Ganzleder der Zeit mit Goldfileten und ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und marmorierten Vorsätzen, Folio, 38 x 25 cm. (bestossen und beschabt, Kapitale mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Oberfläche des Einbandes stärker narbig, innen mehrfach alt gestempelt, auch auf den Illustrationsblättern, nur wenig fingerfleckig, insgesamt innen recht frisch) Erste Ausgabe in dieser Form. Die reizvollen Illustrationen dieser Auswahl-Ausgabe waren erstmals 1723/24 erschienen. Trotz aller beschriebenen Mängel ein beeindruckender Band: die Narben des Einbandleders bilden ein Muster mit einer gewissen Ästhetik, die Stempel auf den Tafeln finden sich meist außerhalb des Plattenrandes und gehen nie auf des Bild. - vgl. Cohen/de Ricci, Sp. 214 f. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Bibliophilie;Illustrierte Bücher;Literatur;Spanien;Kunst;künstlerische Grafik;Fremdsprachen;Französisch]

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        COMMON SENSE; ADDRESSED TO THE INHABITANTS OF AMERICA, ON THE FOLLOWING INTERESTING SUBJECTS

      London, 1776. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Very good. The first British edition, first issue, of Paine's monumentally important pamphlet. The work was of such general interest that this London edition was issued before the Declaration of Independence, with notices of it appearing in periodicals in June 1776. Gimbel identifies four separate issues of this first London printing, and this copy conforms to the first issue, with the hiatuses (blanks) completed in manuscript. The hiatuses replaced words in Paine's original text that cast aspersions on the British crown and government. Usually the blank spaces simply replace words, but sometimes they remove entire phrases or sentences. See Gimbel for a complete description of the various issues.

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        In a 1776 meeting in nearby Watertown during the siege of Boston, the Council of the Colony of the Massachusetts-Bay appoints William Thurlo, Minute Man in the Lexington Alarm, as Captain - signed by 16 patriots!

      Watertown, Mass., March 23, 1776. 12.5" x 9.5". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""B. Lincoln,"" ""James Otis,"" ""B. Greenleaf,"" ""W. Spooner,"" ""Caleb Cushing,"" ""Joseph Gearish,"" ""John Whetcomb,"" ""Jedh Foster,"" ""Chas. Chauncy,"" ""J. Palmer,"" ""Moses Gill,"" ""Jabez Fisher,"" ""S. Holten,"" ""Michael Farley,"" and ""B. White"" as members of the Council of the Massachusetts-Bay and ""John Lowell"" as Deputy Secretary, 1 page, 12.5' x 9"". Watertown, Massachusetts, March 23, 1776. Completed in manuscript. Affixed to a 13.75"" x 9.5"" sheet of heavy weight paper. Embossed seal affixed with red wax affixed at top left. Minor flaws, holes backed by paper. Very Good condition.In part, ""The Major Part of the COUNCIL of the Massachusetts-Bay, in New-England, to William Thurlo Gentleman Greeting. You being appointed Captain of the ninth Company of the Eighth Regiment of Militia in the County of Worcester, whereof Abijah Stearns Esqr is Colonel By Virtue of the Power vested in us, WE do by these Presents, (reposing special Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage, and good Conduct,) Commission you accordingly...""William Thurlo (1744-1784) was Lieutenant, Capt. Ebenezer Bridge's Company, in the Regiment of Minute Men of Col. John Whetcomb (signer of this document) which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridgeand was Ensign, Capt. Stearns' Company, Col. Doolittle's Regiment, at the siege of Boston. Capt. Thurlo marched on an alarm at Bennington Aug. 22, 1777, under command of Maj. Ebenezer Bridge, at request of Gen. Stark and Col. Warner, and was dismissed by Gen. Benjamin Lincoln after proceeding 90 miles. He also served under Maj. Ebenezer Bridge at Saratoga. Capt. Thurlo served in Rhode Island from July-September 1778.Benjamin Lincoln was Major General of the Massachusetts Militia and Major General in the Continental Army. James Otis, Benjamin Greenleaf, and Walter Spooner served as Council President at various times in 1775 and 1776. Moses Gill, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1794-1800), was Acting Governor from 1799-1800. Samuel Holten was a Member of the Provincial Congress (1774-1775) and of the Continental Congress (1778-1780, 1783-1785, 1787).Unbeknownst to the Council members, six days earlier, on March 17, 1776, the eight-year British occupation of Boston ended when British troops evacuated the city and sailed to the safety of Halifax, Nova Scotia."

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        BICKERSTAFF'S BOSTON ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR REDEMPTION, 1777.

      Boston: Printed by John Boyle, [1776]. - [24]pp. 12mo. Dbd. Lightly foxed. Very good. Revolutionary-era Boston almanac, containing a brief biography and portrait of John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress. It also includes a listing of the "Roads to the principal towns on the continent, &c. from Boston: with the names of those who keep houses of entertainment." "Attributed by Evans to Ezra Gleason. However, the eclipse notes and the calendar pages are identical in content and typography with those in AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, 1777, by Daniel George (Boston: Draper & Phillips), except that the verse headings differ at the top of the calendar pages and a few changes appear in the text.Since both almanacs are clearly by George, being identical apart from these few slight variations, one or the other is evidently a revised issue" - NAIP. DRAKE 3265. EVANS 14776. NAIP w036466.

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        Traité sur la Construction des Vaisseaux

      Paris: D.C. Couturier, pere & Couturier, fils, 1776. Quarto (253 × 197 mm). Contemporary marbled sheep, red morocco label, raised bands, gilt double fillet panels with floral centre-tools, edges stained red. Two folding plates, tables to the text, attractive head-piece with trophy of arms with escutcheon of the house of Orleans to the dedication and first page of text, culs de lampes. Half-title bound in. A little rubbed, some light stripping from the lower board, upper joint cracked, but sound, head-cap chipped, tan-burn to the endpapers, some light browning else, but really a very good copy in unrestored contemporary condition. First edition. Attractive study of current movements in shipbuilding. Maitz de Goimpy, (1729-1816) entered the French Navy as a garde-marin - cadet - in 1748, he made lieutenant in 1752, and in the same year was appointed deputy academician at the newly-instituted Académie de Marine, becoming a full academician the following year. Commissioned commander in 1772, he served throughout the American War of Independence. He led the 1st Division of the comte de Guichen's fleet which fought Rodney in the indecisive encounter off Dominique, being himself severely wounded; and headed a division of the comte de Grasse's fleet blockading the Chesapeake, commanding the 74-gun Destin in the French victory of the 5 September 1781. He also fought under de Grasse in the battles of Dominique on 9 and 12 April, 1782. In 1783 Maitz de Goimpy became a member of the Societé des Cincinnati de France, and Grand-Croix of the Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis. He retired in 1785. Bookplate of the Hon. G.K. Elphinstone, later Admiral the Viscount Keith, who during a long career commanded all three main fleets, the channel, the North Sea, and the Mediterranean, however he "never commanded nor fought in a fleet battle which might have brought him greater fame. But he was unrivalled in his day in his experience and skill in combined operations - Charlestown, Toulon, south Africa, Abu Qir - and he was both a consummate seaman and a meticulous administrator … Steady, persevering, and cautious, he made few mistakes. He was a good, though not quite a great, commander" (ODNB).

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        [COLONEL ARNOLD WHO COMMANDED THE PROVINCIAL TROOPS SENT TO QUEBEC THROUGH THE WILDERNESS OF CANADA AND WAS WOUNDED IN STORMING THAT CITY UNDER GENERAL MONTGOMERY]

      [London, 1776. Trimmed to the image, lacking the caption and imprint information. A bit of light creasing and a few small, closed edge tears. About very good. Matted and framed. This attractive British mezzotint is the first portrait print of Benedict Arnold, who achieved renown for his successes as an American officer in the early years of the Revolution, but whose lasting reputation is as the most famous traitor in American history. The print depicts Arnold at the 1775 Battle of Quebec. He is shown from the knees up, dressed in an elaborate and neat uniform, his outstretched right arm pointing toward Quebec, which is shown in the background. The Battle of Quebec occurred on December 31, 1775, with the American forces led by Arnold and Richard Montgomery, and was an attempt to launch an early attack on British forces and to enlist French Canadians to the American cause. It failed badly, and would be the only American attempt to take control of Canada during the American Revolution. The American attack came after a long and difficult march to Quebec, and Arnold (and his men) would have been in much worse physical and sartorial condition than is depicted in this portrait. This mezzotint of Benedict Arnold is one of a series of fictitious portraits of military leaders done in London by R. Purcell (under the pseudonym "C. Corbutt"). Trimming mezzotints to the image was a common practice in the 18th century.

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        Assertiones Theologicae, quas Authoritate et consensu Magnifici domini Universitatis rectoris.in Alma ac celeberrima Universitate Graecensi,. Gestochen von Johann Christian Winkler.

      1776 - 87 x 79 cm. - am linken unteren Blattrand Braunflecken. Im unteren Drittel die Thesen des Abschlusskandidaten, darüber prächtige Darstellung einer lehrenden - in ein antikes Gewand gekleideten - Persönlichkeit vor seinem Auditorium. - Mit Hilfe dieser Thesenblätter luden Studenten vor allem im 17. u. 18. Jahrhundert zur Verteidigung Ihrer Thesen, die sie damit öffentlich machten. "Die geringe Auflagenhöhe ist oftmals Grund für die Seltenheit eines Thesenblattes, das fallweise auch als Unikat aufscheinen kann. Dies macht deutlich, warum Thesenblätter im Kunsthandel Ausnahemeerscheineungen und Rarissima sind. Als Adressaten von Thesenblättern kamen die Mäzene des Defendenten, die Angehörigen und Freunde, Gönner und Förderer, Klöster- und Ordensgemeinschaften in Frage." (vgl. Das barocke Thesenblatt. Stift Göttweig, Ausstellung des Benediktinerstiftes 1985, S. 6) -- Fotografie wird auf Wunsch gerne zugesandt. 1.100 gr.

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        CHARACTERES GENERUM PLANTARUM, QUAS IN ITINERE AD INSULAS MARIS AUSTRALIS, COLLEGERUNT, DESCRIPSERUNT, DELINEARUNT, ANNIS 1772 - 1775

      London, 1776. Quarto. Antique-style three-quarter calf and contemporary marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Titlepage slightly soiled and cleaned, some scattered stains, else a nice copy. First edition, first issue of this important botanical work on Australia and New Zealand, also published in a folio edition of eight copies the same year. 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. The descriptions are by Anders Sparrman, and the engravings are after drawings by the younger Forster. The Forsters, father and son, travelled as scientists on the second voyage. CHARACTERES... was one of the earliest publications resulting from that journey. Marra's surreptitious narrative had been published the previous year, and in 1776 only this and the anonymously written SECOND VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD appeared. In 1777 both the Forsters' narrative and the official account by Cook were published, along with Wales and Bayly's ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS, followed a year later by the Forsters' OBSERVATIONS.... The rush to get CHARACTERES in print should probably be seen in the light of the quarrel with the Admiralty over the Forsters' claims to publishing rights for their official account of the voyage. This preemptive scientific publication may well have been intended to show the strength of the Forster claim. The Forsters' intellectual arrogance has earned them considerable ridicule, including some criticism of the present work "owing to the minute scale on which the plants were drawn as compared with the size of the paper" (Holmes). The Hill catalogue notes, "it has been said to be the foundation of our knowledge of New Zealand, Antarctic and Polynesian vegetation...," but scientifically it is now seen as rather slight. Nevertheless, 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 perhaps surprisingly small number of monuments to the major scientific achievements of the three voyages.

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        Considérations sur l'état présent de la colonie française de SAINT-DOMINGUE. Ouvrage Politique et Législatif.

      Grangé 1776-77, Paris - 2 vol. in-8 de XVI 327 pp. et 2 ff.n.ch. IV 368 pp., veau moucheté de l'époque, dos lisse orné à "la grotesque", pièces de titre et de tomaison, triple filet doré en encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées (quelques épidermures sur les plats). Edition originale ornée d'un tableau replié (INED 2271 - Sabin 31897 - Leclerc 1388). Cet article discute les rapports entre le siècle des Lumières colonial et le gouvernement impérial par un examen de la carrière de Hilliard d'Auberteuil vis-à-vis le Ministère de la Marine, la polémique autour de ses Considérations sur l'état présent de la colonie française de Saint-Domingue (1776-77), et les réformes qu'il a proposées dans cette oeuvre. En dépit des suppositions répandues, la publication des Considérations se faisait en collaboration avec le Ministère, et la suppression de l'oeuvre n'a pas mis fin à la carrière ministérielle de son auteur. En même temps, Hilliard d'Auberteuil était loin d'être un porte-parole du gouvernement impérial, et il proposait des réformes radicales des relations entre colonie et métropole et du régime intérieur de Saint-Domingue. En grande partie, les Considérations insistaient sur la necessité d'un remaniement de la vie interne de la colonie sous un code local et une magistrature créole réformée. Mais la pensée de Hilliard d'Auberteuil est trop idiosyncrasique pour permettre aucune lecture uniforme. A la fin, les Considérations, son auteur, et la colonie sont liés par une série de discours utilitaires, qui se référait inévitablement, en Saint-Domingue, à la richesse produite par son système esclavagiste. Cet ouvrage, censuré, est fort rare. Arrêt du Conseil d'Etat du Roi, portant suppression d'un Ouvrage intitulé . (17 décembre 1777) : "L'auteur s'y était permis, par des imputations graves, contraires à la vérité, d'attaquer l'administration des Chefs de Saint-Domingue" "les ingrats colons firent périr l'auteur dans un cachot, parce qu'il fut soupçonné d'affection pour les Mulâtres et Nègres libres, avoir écrit: L'intérêt et la sûreté veulent que nous accablions les Noirs d'un si grand mépris que quiconque en descend jusqu'à la sixième génération, soit couvert d'une tache ineffaçable" (Henri Grégoire : De la littérature des nègres, ou Recherches sur leurs facultés intellectuelles, leurs qualités morales et leur littérature). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Excursion to the Lakes in Westmoreland and Cumberland; With a Tour Through Part of the Northern Counties in the Years 1773 and 1774

      London: J. Wilkie and W. Charnley, 1776. [2], 382pp, [4]. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, bands bordered by gilt double rule, gilt roll to edges. Chipped with loss to head of spine, outer joints slightly split, but holding well, small amount of loss towards head of front cover, edges rubbed. Internally very lightly browned, but generally quite bright and clean. Signature E misbound but complete. Nineteen plates (eighteen folding) as called for. Bicknell notes that it "incorporates 'An Excursion of 1773' (Bicknell 6), with little alteration ... to it is added an excursion to other parts of Cumberland, Hexham and parts of Durham and Yorkshire." There were no plates in the earlier edition, Bicknell 7, Upcott pg 120. First Thus. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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        The First Newspaper to Print the Declaration of Independence Attempts to Make Sense of the Connecticut Constitution

      1776 - Newspaper. Pennsylvania Evening Post, Philadelphia, Pa., July 27, 1776. 4 pp., 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. "A Succinct Account of the Constitution of the Free and Independent State of Connecticut" occupies the entire front page. Historical Background When the 13 colonies declared independence on July 4, 1776, most of the new states threw off the yoke of their colonial charters and drafted state constitutions. Not so Connecticut. The state continued to operate under the charter granted by England in 1662. The Connecticut General Court did, in fact, delete references to the monarchy and other trappings of royal control, but day-to-day operation of government remained largely unchanged. This ambiguous arrangement remained until 1818, when the state finally called a Constitutional Convention.Connecticut's reasoning rested on the fact that its charter of 1662 had been written primarily by Governor John Winthrop and other state legislators and served to codify a considerable degree of independence for the state. Moreover, England's benign neglect was even more pronounced in Connecticut, with no royal officials to interfere with local control. Unlike most other colonies, Connecticut citizens picked their own leaders, and John Trumbull, the state's governor in 1776, helped spark the Revolution and was the only colonial governor to support independence. In short, Connecticut had a stable government dominated by local, freely elected authorities, and a court and legislative system operating quite nicely under the 1662 charter along with some unwritten provisions widely recognized by the state's judges. Moreover, the structure of elections in the state also ensured continuity via incumbents or their hand-picked successors. With such stability in place, there was little need to draft a Revolutionary state constitution beyond removing the language of royal control. As such, this report describes the existing system of courts, elections, local assemblies, divorce and probate courts, and other structures of government.Also reports news from other New England cities including Boston, New London, and Hartford; war news, desertion notices, advertisements, and an article on page three relating an exchange between George Washington and one Colonel Patterson, a representative of General Howe, who demanded the surrender of American troops at New York City.

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        Briefe aus der Schweiz nach Hannover geschrieben, in dem Jare 1763. Zweiter Abdruk.

      Zürich und Winterthur, Johann Casper Füssli Sohn, 1776. XII, 245 (3) S.Mit gestochener Schweizerkarte auf der Titelseite, 18 Kupfertafeln (davon 3 gefaltet, einige von Joh. Rod. Schellenberg signiert) sowie 10 Kupferstichen im Text. 4°, goldgepr. HLederband mit rotem Rückenschild ADB I, S. 447. NLM, S. 14. Haller I, 984. Wäber, 37. Barth 17539. Lonchamp 118. Holzmann-Bohatta 7570. Blake-NLM 14. - Der Hannoveraner Apotheker und Naturforscher Andreä (1724-1793) unternahm von August bis Oktober 1763 eine Wissenschaftsreise durch die Schweiz. Er besuchte die wichtigsten Alpengegenden, interessierte sich für Herbarien, Fossilien- und Kristallsammlungen, Salinen, Thermalbäder und Gletscher, traf Schweizer Gelehrte wie Bernoulli, Deluc, Escher und Gessner. Seine Reisebriefe wurden 1764-65 im \"Hannover. Magazin\" veröffentlicht, dessen Mitarbeiter er war. Füssli druckte 1776 in Zürich eine prachtvolle Neuausgabe mit zahlreichen Anmerkungen Jakob Samuel Wyttenbachs, 15 Abhandlungen von Schweizer Gelehrten sowie 30 Stichen Johann Rudolf Schellenbergs und anderer Schweizer Künstler. Einer dieser Stiche ist die älteste erhaltene Ansicht des St. Gotthardhospizes. - Text und Abb. sauber und nahezu unberührt. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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