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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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        Reize naar Arabië en andere omliggende landen. 2 Teile.

      Amsterdam, J. S. Baalde u. Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven 1776-80. \"4°. VIII S. (Titelei), 3 Bll. (Inhoud), 484(2) S. u. 7 [v. 8] Bll. (Titelei m. fehlendem Schmutztit.), 448 [v. 455(1)] S. Mit 2 wh. Titelvign. (N. v. d. Meer Jun. fec.), 123 [v. 124] Ansichten u. Karten auf z. Tl. mehrf. gef. Taf. (tls. unsign.) u. 1 mehrf. gef. Karte m. v. Hd. 2-farbig markierter Reiseroute (Th. Koning fec.) in Kupferstich. Neue Halblederbände mit rauhem Schnitt und mont. Rüschi. sowie unter Verwendung von altem Marmorpapier als Deckelbezug; Bd. 1 auch unter Verwendung der alten Vorsätze. Deckelbezüge altersbedingt mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, Schnitt stark angestaubt; Tit. fingerfl. u. m. Sign. v. alter Hd., Tl. 2 m. stärker angeschmutzt. Tit., durchgehenden Wasserfl. sowie 2 Ss. u. 1 Taf. m. Riß; im Text durchgeh. sauber u. kaum abgegriffen.\" \"Vgl. dazu Henze III, 602 ff; Embacher 217 u. Brunet IV, 74. Seltene erste Ausgabe der holländischen Übersetzung von C. Niebuhr`s `Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien u. andern umliegenden Ländern` (1774-78). Der deutsche Mathematiker u. Kartograph Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) trat 1760 als Ingenieurleutnant in dänische Dienste und nahm 1 Jahr später an der königlich-dänischen Arabien-Expedition teil, die ihn durch Unter-Ägypten zum Roten Meer, längs der arabischen Küste nach Yemen, weiter nach Bombay, von dort zurück über Maskat in Oman u. durch den Persischen Golf u. Mesopotamien nach Syrien u. Palästina, schließlich durch Klein-Asien nach Konstantinopel führte; von wo aus er (als einziger Überlebender der Expedition) dann 1767 die Heimreise nach Kopenhagen antrat. Niebuhr war der erste, der die Methode der Monddistanzen auf dem Festland zur Bestimmung der geographischen Länge anwandte u. konnte so die erste Kartenskizze des Roten Meeres sowie die erste genaue Karte des Jemen anfertigen. Zudem hatte er umfangreiches Inschriftenmaterial aufgenommen, womit er einen großen Beitrag zur späteren Erforschung der alten Schriften leistete. Als erste literarische Hauptfrucht der langen Reise veröffentlichte er 1772 die `Beschreibung Arabiens`. 1774 erschien dann schließlich der erste Band der vorliegenden Reisebeschreibung, die lt. Henze \"\"das an gesicherten Daten reichhaltigste und nützlichste Werk asiatischer Forschungsliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts\"\" darstellt. Ein dritter Schlußband sollte bei der deutschen Originalausgabe erst 1837, 12 Jahre nach N.`s Tod herausgegeben werden. Die fein gestochenen Tafeln zeigen neben zahlreichen Inschriften auch schöne Ansichten u. Panoramen sowie etliche Genre-Szenen u. Typen. - Letzte Lage (Ss.449-455) von Bd. 2 fehlt.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Arabien, Arabische Welt, Afrika, Orient

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        La Scienza Della Salute Eterna, Ovvero Esercizj Spirituali Di S. Ignazio.

      Venezia, Bettinelli 1776 - 524 S. Ledereinband in schlechtem beschabten Zustand, Rücken auf 8 cm aufgerissen mit Fehlstellen. Innen noch gutes Exemplar - Foto vom Buch kann nachgereicht werden Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Paysan Perverti, ou les Dangers de la Ville; Histoire recente, mise au jour d'apres les veritables Lettres des Personages. 8 Teile in 4 Bänden: I.1 & 2; II.3 & 4; III.5 & 6; IV.7 & 8. Mit Titel- u. Textvignetten, Initialen u. Zierleisten. 1. Auflage

      Haye: Librairie de S. A. S. Mgr le Duc de Chartres 1776 - Neuer HPGmt., vii, [2], 154 Seiten, [1], 156 - 288 S.; [3], 142 Seiten, [1], 144 - 304 S.; [3], 144 Seiten, [1], 146 - 250, [2]; [3], 108 Seiten, [1], 110 - 204 S.; 12°, Neuer Einband mit gemusterten Vorsätzen; roter Schnitt. Besitzerunterschrifte auf Titelblatt des ersten Teils. Einband unscheinbar berieben; auf Gelenk. leicht gelockert. Innen sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr

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        Oeuvres complettes, publiées par M. Rigoley de Juvigny

      Édition collective la plus complète des ?uvres 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 ?'uvres badines, n'est pas joint ici. Exemplaire à grandes marges. Pages de titres en rouge et noir.Exemplaire au chiffre DB coiffé d'une couronne comtale frappé à chaud sur les plats supérieurs.bindings en plein veau marbré d'époque. spine à nerfs ornés, roulettes en queue et tête. pièces de titres en maroquin rouge, et de tomaisons en maroquin noir. Tranches cailloutées bleues. Frottements en spine-ends, mors et coins, mais très bel ensemble, particulièrement frais.  De l'Imprimerie de Lambert A Paris 1776 In-8 (12x19,5cm) (4) xv ; 158pp. ; 379pp. (4) et (4) 573pp. (1) et (4) 544pp. et (4) 599pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp. 7 tomes en 7 volumes reliés

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        Taylor & Skinner's Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain, or Scotland

      London: Taylor & Skinner, 1776. First edition.. Hardcover. 8vo. (8 x 5 inches). Fold-out engraved frontis (5 folds). 1 General Map (5 folds and then folding out square). 50 fold-out maps, printed to both sides, most with 5 folds - but some maps defective, as follows: Plates numbered 5/6 have lost 4 folds, and these plates have lost 3 folds = 11/12, 17/18, 19/20, 21/22, 23/24, 25/26, 27/28, 29/30, 31/32. All maps more or less grubby, some with old repairs. Calf, appears to be an old reback, marbled endpapers. O/w Very Good. The photograph shown here depicts the book in stock. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        2 MANUSCRITS, CENTRE DE CIRUGIA DE SANT LLORENÇ SAVALL, GRANOLLERS 1776

      1776 - Granollers. Centre de Cirugia de Sant Llorenç Savall. 1776. 2 manuscrits originals del Centre de Cirugia de Sant Llorenç Savall i granollers. Sellats i firmats. Molt rars exemplars, unics. Ref 4.6 Biblioteca Sins. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Reisen durch Portugal und Spanien im Jahr 1772 und 1773. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von C. D. Ebeling. Erster Band.

      Leipzig Weygandschen Buchhandlung 1776 - Floralverzierter O-Halbledereinband mit ledernem Titelrückenschild und 5 Bünden, Buchdeckel mit handgefertigten Marmorpapier fachgerecht neu bezogen, Lederecken, Ecken und Kanten beschabt, marmorierter Schnitt, handschriftl. Name der Zeit auf Vorsatz, Titel mit Titel-Vignette, (6 S.), 438 Seiten mit 5 (von 6; Karte fehlt) gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 8°. Es erschien von diesem Werk nur der erste Band. Aus Verlegenheit gab Ebeling 1777, ebenfalls bei Weygand, das Werk "Reisen durch Spanien" von Carl Christoph Plüer heraus. Die gefalteten Ansichten zeigen: Tafel I: Die Festungen von Alcobaca und Almanza; Tafel II: Granada und die Alhambra; Tafel III: Die Festung von Sax und die Stadt Ronda mit der alten Ansicht der Brücke; Tafel IV: Aquädukt von Segovia nebst einer Strassenszene; Tafel V: Noten eines Fandango. Richard Twiss (1747 - 1821) war der Sohn eines englischen Händlers, der in den Niederlanden ansässig war. Dieser hinterliess seinem Sohn Richard ein großzügiges Vermögen, welches ihm erlaubte, ausgedehnte Reisen in Europa zu unternehmen. 1772 erreichte er die iberische Halbinsel und bereiste Portugal und Spanien, auch im darauffolgendem Jahr. Das Werk wurde 1775 in mehreren europäischen Sprachen veröffentlicht, welches für den Erfolg des Werkes spricht (Ana Clara Guerrero, Viajeros britannicos en la Espana del siglo XVIII, Madrid: Aguilar, 1990, p. 60-61). Die Ansichten sind wohl nach der Realität gezeichnet worden, da sie an der Brücke von Ronda noch maurische Elemente aufweisen, die heute nicht mehr sichtbar sind. Die grosse Ansicht von Granada zeigt erstaunlich viele Details der Alhambra.

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        Collection de 9 titres en reliure uniforme.

      1776-1799 1776 - 30 vol. in-8, veau havane raciné, dos lisses ornés, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et vert, filet et roulette dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes (reliure de l'époque). Eloges et Discours philosophiques. A Amsterdam, chez E. van Harrevelt, 1776. In-8 de XVI-358 pp. 1 f.n.ch. Edition originale. Tableau de Paris. A Amsterdam, 1782-1788. 12 tomes reliés en 12 vol. in-8. Edition définitive. La Mort de Louis XI, Roi de France. A Neuchatel, de l'Imprimerie de la Société Typographique, 1783. In-8 de VIII-176 pp. Edition originale. Portraits des Rois de France. A Neufchatel, Imprimerie de la Société typographique, 1783. 4 tomes en 4 vol. in-12 de 360-371-322-288 pp. Edition originale. L'Homme sauvage. A Neuchatel, de l'Imprimerie de la Société Typographique, 1783. In-8 de (2)-314 pp., 1 f.n.ch. Edition originale. L'attribution est contestée par Quérard qui choisit Pfeil comme auteur. Mon Bonnet de nuit. A Neufchatel, de l'Imprimerie de la Société Typographique, 1784-1785. 4 vol. in-8 de (4)-366 pp. ; (4)-392 pp. ; (4)-360 pp. ; (4)-347 pp. Edition publiée l'année de l'originale. Galeries de vers marginales atteignant le texte par endroit. Portrait de Philippe II, Roi d'Espagne. A Amsterdam, 1785. In-8 de (5)-256 pp. Edition originale. Fictions morales. A Paris, chez les Directeurs de l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, 1792. 3 vol. in-8 de XVI-304 pp., 1 f.n.ch. 356 pp., 1 f.n.ch. 365 pp. Edition originale. Portrait. L'An deux mille quatre cent quarante. Rêve s'il en fût jamais. A Paris, chez Brosson et Carteret ; Dugour et Durand, an VII [1799]. 3 vol. in-8 de (4)-XL-356 pp. ; (4)-346 pp. ; (4)-349 pp. 1 portrait de l'auteur dessiné par Pujos gravé par Henriquez, et 3 gravures signées Rovinet et Tardieu. Louis-Sébastien Mercier (1740-1814) se vante d'avoir été « le premier livrier de France » ; auteur de romans, de drames, de poèmes, de pamphlets, de discours politiques, de commentaires philosophiques, il a passé sa vie à écrire. Ce polygraphe, prolixe et génial, que ses contemporains trouvaient extravagant, vouait un culte à Rousseau et sera l'un des responsables de la première édition des ?uvres complètes. Promeneur infatigable, Mercier parcourut pendant trente ans les rues du Paris. Il regarda la vie quotidienne des Parisiens et tira de ses observations son célèbre Tableau de Paris. Mercier était aussi franc-maçon ; il appartenait à la célèbre loge des Neufs S?urs, connue pour rassembler nombre d'intellectuels rationalistes. Il se lia volontiers avec les marginaux, avec les amateurs d'irrationnel, comme Cazotte, et surtout avec les milieux républicains. Elu député à la Convention en septembre 1792, arrêté en octobre 1793, il échappa de peu à l'échafaud, grâce à la chute de Robespierre. Une grande partie de l'influence exercée par Mercier sur les esprits novateurs s'explique par le succès de son roman d'anticipation, L'An 2440 ou Rêve s'il en fut jamais. Mercier se vantait d'y avoir prophétisé le renversement de la Bastille et la création de la République. Exceptionnelle collection, très bien reliée. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des édifices, meubles, habits, machines et ustensiles des Chinois, gravés sur les originaux dessinés à la Chine. Compris une description de leurs temples, maisons, jardins, etc.

      Paris, chez Sieur le Rouge, Ingénieur-Géographe du Roi, Rue des Grands Augustins, 1776. 4° Mit 20 doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln. 30 S. Pp.d. Zt. (berieben und etw. bestoßen). Lipperheide 1518. Colas 592. Millard I, 50. Abgebildet sind Tempel, Pavillons, Innenräume, Tische, Stühle, Gefäße, Trachten etc. Eine Tafel mit Eckeinriß, tls. etw. gebräunt und wenig fleckig, insgesamt jedoch ein gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. - 1 volume in-4, entièrement monté sur onglets., 30 pp. de texte, enrichi de 20 planches gravées sur double page. Reliure de l\"époque, dos papier, plats cartonnés marbrés frottés et usés, coins très émoussés, intérieur frais et en bon état, contemporary paper covers used, inside in very good condition, with 20 prints on double page. Il s\"agit de la deuxième édition française. L\"originale anglaise et la première française ont été publiées en 1757. Les planches représentent des pagodes et pavillons accompagnés de plans, mais aussi différents types de vases, meubles et costumes. Chambers, qui travailla pour la Compagnie suédoise des Indes orientales, effectua deux voyages en Chine et fut l\"un des propagateurs du goût chinois en Angleterre. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China, Chinesische Kunst, Chinoiserie

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LONDON MAGAZINE OR GENTLEMAN'S MONTHLY INTELLIGENCER FOR THE YEAR 1776. SLIGHTLY UNUSUAL DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.

      London, printed for R. Baldwin, 1776.. 8vo, 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 12 monthly issues bound in 1 volume, 1776. General title page and frontispiece, separate title page to each part, 24 engraved illustrations and maps, 3 folding, 2 portraits, Marchioness of Granby and the Mohawk Chief are slightly misplaced, pages: 704 plus 16 pages index, bound in full contemporary speckled calf, original marbled endpapers, edges speckled red. Binding rubbed, head and tail of spine slightly damaged and worn, shallow vertical crack to centre of spine, edges showing shelf wear, a previous owner's printed strip on pastedown and bookplate to first free endpaper otherwise a very clean bright copy. The January issue page 26-27, The General Congress, Philadelphia, December 6. February issue pages 75-77, A copy of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, May 10th 1775. March issue pages 130 -133, A Talk or Speech to the Six Confederate Nations, Mohawks, Oneidas, Tuscaroras, Onondagas, Cayugas and Senecas, from the 12 United Colonies, convened in Council at Phildelphia. Page 448 August issue has the DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, all the grievances against King George III of England have been removed, the first section finishes " absolute tyranny over these states" then follows a small paragraph of comment where the accusations should be and starts again "In every stage of these oppressions we etc",. December issue page 693-694 Papers published by order of the American Congress, followed by An exact State of what passed at the interview between his Excellency General George Washington and Colonel Patterson, Adjutant General of the Army under General Howe, July 20, 1776. Plus a few other interesting articles on the separation of America from England. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Pitterie b. A. Zatta, "Nuova Scoperte de Russi al Nord del Mare del Sud si nell'Asia, che nell' America".

      - altkol., dat. 1776, 30 x 39,5 Portinaro - Knirsch, The cartography of North America, S. 250. - Mit altkol. Kartusche. - Zeigt die Nord-West-Passage mit Asien und Alaska bis zur Hudson-Bai bzw. Labrador. Die Brookskette nicht korrekt dargestellt.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes

      Gosse, La Haye 1776 - Belle legature coeve in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. Tagli rossi. Alcune piccole mancanze alle cuffie, ma ottimo esemplare. In quest opera, che ebbe grande successo fin dal suo apparire nel 1770 e che si avvalse di contributi importanti come quelli di Diderot e del Baron d Holbach si denuncia il dispotismo e ogni altra forma di tirannia. Condannato dal Parlamento ad essere bruciato nel 1781, il libro contiene una storia critica delle conquiste coloniali a partire dal XV Secolo. 12mo (cm. 16,4), 7 Voll., XII-664 pp.; VIII-488 pp.; VIII-671 pp.; VIII-468 pp.; XII-468 pp.; VIII-438 pp.; VIII-484 pp. con un ritratto, 7 tavv. in antiporta e 7 grandi carte geografiche più volte rip. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Barrington Bay

      London 1776 - From The Atlantic Neptune. At the close of the French and Indian War, Des Barres, the most noted and skilled producer of coastal charts in late eighteenth-century England, was sent to America by the British Admiralty to survey the coasts of the Maritime Provinces. These provinces, so recently acquired from France, had never been adequately mapped, and using the most advanced hydrographic instruments available, Des Barres spent the next ten years constructing a series of charts of unparalleled accuracy and schematic beauty, of crucial importance for military maneuvers on the Northeast Coast. Ultimately the project was expanded to include the entire Atlantic and gulf coasts of North America. At the outset of the American Revolution, Des Barres was assigned the task of compiling his work -- and that of others surveying the coast and shorelines of North America -- into an atlas that would enable the British Navy and Merchant Marines to navigate safely in North American waters. Des Barres returned to England in 1774 and began to prepare his charts for publication. The collected charts appeared as the Atlantic Neptune, a magnificent work consisting of about 275 views, plans and charts, which is considered the first great marine atlas of the eastern seaboard, and by many the most splendid collection of charts ever published. Each volume was composed of charts selected for a particular purpose or mission and thus, no two sets are identical. Sheet size: 33 1/4 x 41 3/4".

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        Samlungen von Briefen und Aufsätzen über die Gaßnerischen und Schröpferischen Geisterbeschwörungen, mit eigenen vielen Anmerkungen herausgegeben. 2 in 1 Bd.

      Halle, Hemmerde, 1776. 776. Mit wdh. gestoch. Titelvignette. 14 Bl., 291 S., 18 Bl., 364 S. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. und Rverg. (etw. berieben). Einzige Ausgabe. - Johann Joseph Gaßner, Priester und Exorzist, wurde berühmt \"durch die sonderbare Art, wie er Kranke heilen zu können glaubte. […] Er vertrat die Auffassung, daß, wo nicht alle, so doch die meisten Krankheiten auf dämonische Kräfte zurückzuführen seien. […] Lehre und Praxis des Pfarrers erregten so viel Aufsehen, daß in kurzer Zeit eine wahre Flut von Streitschriften erschien, in denen sich Anhänger und Gegner des Pfarrers heftig bekämpften. […] Papst Pius VI. verwarf im Breve vom 20.4.1776 Gaßners Lehre als falsch und untersagte die Vornahme der aufsehenerregenden Krankenbeschwörungen. - Zu Unrecht hat man Gaßner, der zum Teil einen massiven Aberglauben vertrat, als Schwindler bezeichnet. Der Pfarrer glaubte, durch seine Verfahren den leidenden Mitmenschen helfen zu können, und tat dies uneigennützig. Die Erfolge bei seinen Kuren, in der Regel nur von kurzer Dauer, sind der ungewöhnlich starken suggestiven Kraft zuzuschreiben, die seine Patienten sehr oft in den hypnotischen Schlaf sinken ließ. Die Unkenntnis solcher Erscheinungen verschaffte ihm den Ruf eines Wundermannes\" (NDB VI, 84f.; ausführlich). - Johann Georg Schrepfer (Schröpfer) wirkte als Okkultist und Freimaurer in Leipzig. Hier \"trat er selbständig im Gegensatze zu dem damaligen Leipziger Maurerthum auf und warb für seine Richtung Anhänger, die sich an regelmäßigen Abenden zu magischen Unterhaltungen in Schrepfer\'s Kaffeewirthschaft zusammenfanden. Durch seine Redegewandtheit, sein kühnes, oft anmaßendes Auftreten, das keinen Widerspruch aufkommen ließ, durch ungewöhnliche und desto eindrucksvollere Geisterbeschwörungen […], wußte er sich nicht nur die einmal Geworbenen treu zu erhalten, sondern vermehrte auch die Zahl seiner Anhänger\" (ADB XXXII, 490; ausführlich). Er \"darf den traurigen Ruhm für sich in Anspruch nehmen, der Freimaurerei die weiße und schwarze Magie aufgepfropft zu haben\" (Lennhoff/Posner 1416). Schrepfer war u. a. vorbildhaft für Schillers Romanfragment \"Der Geisterseher\". - Bd. II mit Johann Peter Eberhards \"Abhandlung über die so genannte Magie\" (S. 99-203) sowie einem \"Auszug des Inhalts von D. Haubers bibliotheca et acta magica\" (S. 204-281). - Caillet 10120. Cornell Witchcraft 503. Wolfstieg 18510. - Vorderer Spiegel etw. beschabt, Vorsatz und Titel alt gestempelt. Titel von Bd. II im rechten Rand bis an Text und Vignette beschnitten. Stellenweise leicht braunfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Sammlungen

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        Korn, Christoph Heinrich: Geschichte der Kriege in und ausser Europa, vom Anfange des Aufstandes der Brittischen Kolonien in Nordamerika an. - Erster bis Eilfter und Zwölfter Theil (in drei Bänden). Nürnberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe 1776 - 1778.

      - Sabin 27231 (kennt nur 8 Kupfer). - Die vorliegenden Bände behandeln ausschließlich Amerika bis zum Jahre 1777. - Mit 4 Plänen von Boston, Quebec, Fort Saint-Frédéric (Lake Champlain) und Philadelphia, 6 Karten von Nordamerika (altkoloriert von Raspe), Insel Montreal mit Insetansicht von Montreal, Neu England (altkoloriert), New York mit Fort Washington (altkoloriert), New York mit der Operation unter General Howe und General Washington sowie Umgebungskarte und Plan von Philadelphia sowie acht Porträts von Hankock, Washington, Franklin, Hopkins, Arnold, Putnam, Lee und Rogers. - Pappbände der Zeit mit handgeschriebenen Rückentiteln. - Vollständige Folge derjenigen Bände aus Korns dreißig Teile umfassendem Werk, die sich mit Nordamerika und den Befreiungskriegen befassen. - Enthält eine Einleitung über die Entdeckung Nordamerikas sowie Beschreibungen der verschiedenen Britischen Kolonien und ihrer Geschichte. - Teil X enthält das Gesamtregister, Band XI und XII Nachträge aus dem Jahr 1777. - Inhaltsreiche und mit zeitgenössischen Karten und Plänen illustrierte Berichte über die Unabhängigkeitskriege der nordamerikanischen britischen Kolonien. - Extrem selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A N.W.b.N. VIEW OF CHARLES TOWN FROM ON BOARD THE BRISTOL COMMODORE SIR PETER PARKER KNT. &c. &c. TAKEN IN FIVE FATHOM HOLE THE DAY AFTER THE ATTACK UPON FORT SULIVAN BY THE COMMODORE & HIS SQUADRON, WHICH ACTION CONTINUED 9 HOURS & 40 MINUTES

      London, 1776. Small old stamp on verso. Near fine. A profile view of Charleston, South Carolina and the British fleet in the waters offshore, following the attack on Fort Sullivan in June, 1776. The engraving includes a key indicating various important points of interest; several of the ships in the view are labeled. Below the view is a separate platemark with an engraved dedication which reads, "To Commodore Sir Peter Parker Knt. &c. &c. &c. This View is most humbly dedicated and presented by Lt. Colonel Thos. James Rl. Rt. of Artillery, Five Fathom Hole South Carolina, June 29th, 1776." In the spring of 1776, South Carolina was in the firm possession of the patriot Americans, which the British were determined to challenge. They dispatched a fleet of twenty ships under Commodore Peter Parker, with the mission under the overall command of Major 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 fall. Moultrie had a total of 1,125 men against 2,900 British marines. More worryingly, the fort had only twenty-six guns, with only twenty-eight rounds of ammunition per gun against the British fleet's 270 well stocked cannon. On June 28th, the British mounted their full on naval assault of the fort. 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 H.M.S. 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. This handsome view shows the position of the British ships in this important engagement, with the city of Charleston in the background. This view was published by Faden, who did many of the most important Revolutionary maps in the first several years of the Revolution. Very rare; the is the first copy of this Charleston view we have handled.

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        Eigenh. Schriftstück mit U. ("Michaelis").

      [Göttingen, am/kurz vor dem 20. VI. 1776]. - ½ S. Folio. In einer Streitsache zwischen seiner zweiten Frau, Louise Philippine Antoinette Michaelis (1739-1808), und einem Bedienten: "Die Antwort, die ich dem Bedellen gebe ist: meine Frau acceptire den Eid, der ihr deferirt ist, doch so daß vorher der Bediente, Köethe, das jurament der Gefährde abschwöre. Hierbey stellte Ihro Magnificenz anheim, ihm vorher diesen Eid hinlänglich zu erklären, und ihm begreiflich zu machen, daß auch dieser Eid ein Meineid seyn könne, und wol gar ein vorwißlicher, wenn er sich bewußt seyn sollte, noch gegen mehrere selbst gesagt zu haben, daß er auf ein Jahr im Dienste sey. Wenn das Jurament der Gefährde abgelegt werde, wünschte ich dabey zu seyn [.]". - Gefaltet; Praesentatum-Vermerk vom 20. Juni 1776. - Sehr selten.

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        Voyage du Tour du Monde, Traduit de l'Italien de Gemelli Careri par M L N [Eustache Le Noble ?] Nouvelle (seconde) Edition augmentée sur la derniere de l'Italien & enrichie de nouvelles Figures Tome Premier De la Turquie [+ Tome Second De la Perse + Tome Troisieme De l'Indostan + Tome Quatrieme De la Chine + Tome Cinquieme Des isles Philippines + Tome Sixieme De la Nouvelle Espagne ] A Paris, Chez Froullé, Libraire, Pont Notre-Dame, à Saint Jacques, M DCC LXXVI Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi

      Paris, Froullé 1776..

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        SEFER HA-ASCHLI RAV RABI. ??? ????? ?????

       Fiorda [d. i. Fürth], Chaim ben Tsevi Hirsh 537 [d. i. 1776]. 2°. 704 S. Mit ill. Tit. in Holzschn. HLdr. d. 19. Jhdts. Tit. (m. kl. Fehlstelle) u. mehrere Bll. am Rd. verstärkt, gegen Ende tlw. m. gering. Textverl. Vors. m. Bleist. beschrieb.Das Werk enthält mehrere Kapitel, die die jüdischen Gesetze (Halacha) aus mehreren Quellen und Epochen kommentieren und interpretieren. Die Ordnung der Texte auf jeder Seite erinnern an die Struktur des Talmuds. Oben, in der Mitte jeder Seite steht ein Text in hebräischer Schrift und um diese Kolumne herum, in Rashi Schrift, drei Kolonnen der Kommentare: ???? ????, ???? ???, ???? ?????. Der illustr. Titel zeigt Moses und Aaron, eine Menorah, die Harfe Davids, Abraham und Isaak u. a. biblische Szenen. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Judaica, Hebraica

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        THE PROVINCES OF NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY; WITH PART OF PENSILVANIA [sic], AND THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. DRAWN BY MAJOR HOLLAND, SURVEYOR GENERAL, OF THE NORTHERN DISTRICT IN AMERICA. CORRECTED AND IMPROVED, FROM THE ORIGINAL MATERIALS, BY GOVERN.R POWNALL, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, 1776

      London, 1776. Slightly soiled, occasional minor stains, a few old repairs (no loss of text). In a brown cloth slipcase. A very good copy. This famous map is one of the best for the provinces of New York and New Jersey during the colonial period. It is the fourth state described by McCorkle, following versions published circa 1768, in 1775, and earlier in 1776. "The map includes western Connecticut and Massachusetts and most of Vermont. In 1775 the title became 'The Provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec'...Three insets were added in this state: A chart of the mouth of the Hudson River; A plan of the City of New York; Plan of Amboy...The following year the date changed to 1776. Later in the same year the title was extended to include 'Corrected and improved, from the original materials, by Govern.r Pownall' and Holland's rank was given as Major" - McCorkle. The present copy is the final version described by McCorkle. THE PROVINCES OF NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY is in effect a large-scale map of the Hudson River and its tributaries, including the Mohawk, and settlement in New York is almost entirely confined to the banks of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers. The unexplored Adirondack County is left almost entirely blank, with a lengthy notation that begins, "Beaver Hunting Country of the Confederated Indians." Pennsylvania extends north into western New York state almost as far as the Mohawk, Vermont is shown attached to New York (with each existing township identified), and the map extends north into Quebec beyond Montreal. Interesting notations on the country are scattered across the face of the map. For instance, in Pennsylvania, an area with little detail is simply noted as "endless mountains." The map is beautifully decorated, with a pastoral title cartouche suggestive of the Hudson Palisades in the lower right corner. The map was created by Samuel Holland, Surveyor General for the Northern District of North America. As a result of the French and Indian War (1755-63), Great Britain had acquired a new American Empire, for which there were few adequate maps. Two new offices of surveyor general for the American colonies were established in 1763-64. The colonies were divided at the Potomac River into a northern and southern district, and the respective surveyors appointed were Samuel Holland and Gerard De Brahm. Holland conceived of a general survey of North America east of the Mississippi to be based upon geodetic principles, on a scale of one inch to one mile, but work was interrupted in 1775 by the outbreak of the American Revolution. A very good copy of Holland's large and important map which includes western New England and portions of Quebec.

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        AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE THE INTEREST AND GLORY OF GREAT BRITAIN; CONTAINING ARGUMENTS, WHICH PROVE, THAT NOT ONLY IN TAXATION, BUT IN TRADE, MANUFACTURES, AND GOVERNMENT, THE COLONIES ARE ENTITLED TO AN ENTIRE INDEPENDENCY ON THE BRITISH LEGISLATURE

      Philadelphia, 1776. Half title. Bound to style in three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Light foxing. Very good. First American edition, following a London 1774 printing, of this important work by the prominent British social reformer, John Cartwright, then just beginning his career as an advocate of causes after earlier service in the Navy. Cartwright had some American experience, both as a naval officer in Newfoundland and as brother of Major George Cartwright, author of the well-known book on Labrador published a few years before this volume. In this work Cartwright takes the extraordinary step of outright advocacy of American independence, a position he reached in advance of even the most radical members of the Continental Congress. Cartwright advocated a loose union between an independent America and Great Britain, which he held would be mutually advantageous to both countries. Cartwright's views, not surprisingly, ruined his military career and drove him into full-time political endeavors. "At a time when no Member of Parliament had sufficient decision of mind to propose the Independence of America, Major Cartwright suggested the expediency of an Union between Great Britain and her Colonies under separate Legislatures" - Sabin. The present copy is complete, including pages 121-125, which contain an "Extract from the Monthly Review," evidently added as an afterthought and absent from most copies.

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        Fables Choisies : mises en vers par J de La Fontaine

      Bouillon, Aux dépens de La Société Typographique 1776 o.J..

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        Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, From the Surrender of the Government to Queen Anne, on the 17th Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord 1702, to the 14th Day of January 1776

      Printed by Isaac Collins, Printer to the King, for the Province of New Jersey, Burlington 1776 - Folio. [2], viii, 493pp., 6pp. Index, 6pp. Ordinance Chancery Fees, 4pp. "A Table for the Publick Acts in Force", 4pp. "A Table of the Publick Acts Disallowed, Expired, Obsolete and Repealed.", 3pp. A Table of the Private Acts, 15pp. Index to the Principal Matters, [1]. Binding is professionally recased. New brownish marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and joints. Spine has 6 raised bands, gilt lines, and gilt stamped title on red morroco leather label. New front and rear paste downs and front and rear end sheets. Last blank end sheet chipped. Small period ink inscription written above "Slaves" in the "Index to the Principal Matters."Evans 14911; Sabin 53046. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Loix du Magnétisme, Comparées aux Observations & aux Expériences, dans les différentes parties du globe Terrestre, pour perfectionner la théorie générale de l'aimant, & indiquer par-là les Courbes magnétiques qu'on cherche à la mer, sur les Cartes réduites.

      De l'Imprimerie Royale, A Paris 1776 - In-8 de XXXI-168-XXIIIpp., veau havane, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. 2 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Pierre-Charles Lemonnier (1715-1799), confident et continuateur de Halley et de Bradley, fut l'astronome privilégié de Louis XV qui lui fournit les moyens d'avoir son observatoire. Une seconde partie fut publiée en 1778 avec le titre : Loix du magnétisme. Seconde partie, qui contient les nouvelles recherches sur la situation géographique de l'Équateur et des pôles de l'aimant, avec l'art de construire les boussoles. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Compendio della Storia della Republica di Venezia del. sig. Abbate Laugier. Divisio in quattro Parti. Con alcuni discorsi preliminari, ed una Tavola Chronologica in fine della Storia..

      Venezia, Biccolo Pezzana, 1776. 2 Bände (alles) CXII, 245 S. XXIV, 424 S. 8°, geglättete, glänzende Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit je zwei farbigen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern (Titel rot/ Bandzahl grün und reichlicher Rückenvergoldung) prachtvolle Bände der Geschichte Vernedig. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Enlistment document

      1776 - (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) ASHBY, Charles. Enlistment document. Charles Town, South Carolina, May 1, 1776. Folio, single leaf of laid paper (measures 6-1/2 by 8 inches), partially printed and accomplished by hand. $6800.Rare May 1, 1776 Revolutionary War enlistment certificate, dated only two months before the Declaration of Independence, recruiting a young boy in South Carolina to enlist as a drummer boy in the British Royal Regiment of Artillery, with the boy clearly signing an “X” as “his mark… to serve His Majesty King George the Third,” co-signed by a Justice of the Peace, dated the same month British ships closed in on Charleston in what became a failed attempt to anchor their assault north and gain the “active support by the Loyalists, who… had been counted upon as a primary component in the military suppression of the Rebellion” (Tuchman, First Salute).This exceedingly rare Revolutionary War document, dated May 1, 1776, only two months before the Declaration of Independence, is an official British enlistment certificate for the British “Royal Regiment of Artillery.” Here a young eleven-year-old boy in South Carolina, Charles Ashby, having signed with “his X mark… voluntarily Inlisted [sic] himself a Drummer, to serve his Majesty King George the Third.” Co-signed by William Jones, the Justice of the Peace for “Charles Town in South Carolina,” this extraordinary document is dated the same month British ships neared Charleston harbor in one of the Revolution’s most crucial early battles. “One of the major goals of the British was to capture Charles Towne. From there they felt they could move north and conquer other colonies.” Ultimately their failed attack on the harbor “would keep them from attacking South Carolina until 1780” (Hasen, Primary Source History, 43).During this Revolutionary period in South Carolina the British Royal Regiment of Artillery was under the command of “George Lord Visc. Townshend,” Master General of Ordance from 1772-1782. Despite the outbreak of war, many colonists remained divided over whether to sever their ties to Britain. In colonies such as South Carolina, where the British aimed to conquer “the area that contained the greatest number of Loyalists in the hope of mobilizing their support,” Britain nevertheless failed “to arouse active support by the Loyalists, who had been expected to rise up and overwhelm their misguided countrymen and had been counted upon as a primary component in the military suppression of the rebellion.” Ultimately when Charlestown finally fell to the British four years later, it would mark America’s “heaviest defeat… [and] threatened to split the South in fatal division from the northern colonies” (Tuchman, First Salute, 151-2, 178-83).The identity of the young drummer boy named in this certificate remains elusive. Yet whether he was an impressionable young Loyalist, or following the lead of another, or his own convictions, Ashby seems to have been a very young recruit, for “even drummer boys needed stamina. Pre-Revolutionary War British army instruction manuals advised that ‘boys much under 14, unless they are remarkably stout, are rather an incumbrance to a regiment (especially on service) as they are in general unable to bear fatigue, or even carry their drums on a march… In the American army, there might be some boys “as young as nine or ten enlisted in the army, though at that age they were usually enlisting with officer fathers, uncles or family friends.” Nevertheless both British and American officers often “preferred to hang on to their boy soldiers, no matter how young and useless, in order to keep their rosters at maximum strength” (Marten, Children and Youth in a New Nation, 20-21).The document reads in full: “I, Charles Ashby aged Eleven Years 5 Feet 4 Inches high, by Trade a ‘None’ born [‘in the Parish of’ crossed over] Charles Town [‘in the County of’ crossed over] in Sout [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Memoires et plaidoyers (voll. I-X) Vol. XI Requete au conseil du Roi. Contre les arrets du Parlement de Paris de 29 mars & 4 fevrier 1775. Amsterdam chez Marc-Michel Rey 1776

      chez Bassompierre fils, A Liege 1776 - Tagli rossi risguardi marmorizzati vecchia firma d\'appartenenza al frontespizio di ogni volume naturali abrasioni alle coperte n.d. p. 11 voll in-16 p.pelle coeva maculata titoli e fregi oro su doppio tassello bicromatico

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        JOURNAL OF THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS, AS WELL OF THE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY, AT A SITTING IN JANUARY, 1776, AS THE PROVINCIAL CONGRESS OF NEW-JERSEY, AT A SITTING AT NEW-BRUNSWICK, BEGAN JANUARY 31, AND CONTINUED TO THE SECOND DAY OF MARCH FOLLOWING. PUBLISHED BY ORDER

      New-York, 1776. Gathered signatures, string-tied, as issued. Slight abrasion along gutter of titlepage. Occasional light tanning, final four leaves stained. Ink ownership stamp on one text page. Tear in upper margin of leaf H, affecting four words. Overall, very good. In original condition, untrimmed. In a blue half morocco and cloth box. The rare journal of the votes and proceedings of the New Jersey Provincial Congress, from January 9 to March 2, 1776. The Provincial Congress sat at Princeton January 9- 13, then reconvened at New Brunswick through the month of February. Most of the actions taken deal with the mechanics of taking control of the government, and in particular military preparedness, including the appointment of officers in the New Jersey militia, the incarceration of prisoners of war, the problems posed by Loyalists, the disposition of captured naval prizes, and assistance to forces in New York. There is also much correspondence with New Jersey county committees, other state committees, and the Continental Congress. A critical chronicle of the New Jersey road to independence. The Congress had this work printed by patriot printer John Anderson in New York, presumably in March 1776. No copy has appeared at auction since the Thomas Streeter copy in 1967 ($800 to Nebenzahl).

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        EXTRACTS FROM A MILITARY ESSAY, CONTAINING: REFLECTIONS ON THE RAISING, ARMING, CLOATHING AND DISCIPLINE OF THE BRITISH INFANTRY AND CAVALRY

      Philadelphia, 1776. Contemporary calf boards, neatly rebacked in matching style, leather label. Slight wear to boards. Moderate foxing and slight dampstaining, outer edge of one plate soiled. Very good. First American edition of an important work on military issues, with interesting implications for the American Revolution, published almost concurrently with the Declaration of Independence. The text and plates cover a variety of topics, including marching, maneuvering, camping, attacking, and retreating. The unusual joint imprint of three Philadelphia printers is even more peculiar because Bell and Aitken are well known for their attachment to the Revolutionary cause, and Humphreys was a Loyalist who fled Philadelphia when the British evacuated in 1778.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. („CG Schütz" bzw. „Schütz").

      Halle, 1776. - Zusammen (2+2=) 4 SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel)Blatt. Folio und 4to. An seine Braut Anna Henriette („Jettchen") Danovius. I: „Also darf ich Sie die Meinige nennen? Und es ist kein Traum daß Sie mich lieben, erwünschte, geliebteste, und liebenswürdigste Freundin! Und es ist gewiß, daß Ihr verehrungswürdiger Herr Bruder mit unsern Wünschen sympathisiret? und daß Ihre zärtlichgesinnte Frau Schwester ihren holden Beyfall dazu gegeben? Das alles erzählten mir auf einmal die letzten Briefe unsrer Griesbachs [.] Am dreyzehnten Januar (die[e]s war einer von den traurigen Monaten, wo ich ganz von denen die meine Seele liebte getrennt, und einsiedlerisch oft blos mit mir selbst zu sprechen aufgelegt war[)], schrieb ich in mein Tagebuch: ‚[.] Wer weiß ob das Mädchen, das mich lieben wird, nicht in dieser Stunde, in so manchen andern, mit mir gleichen Drang, und gleiche Tröstung empfindet.’ [.] Di[e]s waren die Gedanken, mit denen sich, wie gesagt, am 13ten Januar der ehrliche Schwärmer zu seinem Schlafe vorbereitete; und sind seine Ahndungen nicht wunderbar eingetroffen? [.] Getrost, meine Geliebte, der Tag ist bald da [.], da es Ihnen nicht der todte Buchstabe, da es Ihnen die lebendige Sprache der Seele sagen soll, welche Seligkeit es sey Sie zu lieben, und von Ihnen sich geliebt zu sehn [.]" (Br. v. 31. Oktober 1776). Schütz’ Schwager, der Theologe Johann Jakob Griesbach (1745–1812) lebte in Jena, wo bald auch Schütz hinziehen sollte. – II: „Warten Sie nur, loses Mädchen; was wollen Sie denn mit dem Hochwohlgebohrnen Herrn? Ich glaubte gar Sie haben den Herrn von Schirach in Gedanken gehabt, Gott verzeih mir die Sünde! Genug ich habe daraus nicht klug werden können [.] Dismal bekam ich [.] den deutschen Merkur aus Weimar, über Jena, worauf auswendig Hr. Hofrath Eber mir ein sehr angenehmes Compliment geschrieben hatte. Erwiedern [!] Sie doch dieses, Theuerstes Mädchen, moia Kuchanka, aufs beste, und sagen Sie, daß mir dieses Compliment allein den Brief bezalt hätte! Denn der Mercur war das Porto nicht werth! [.]" (Br. v. 2./3. Dezember 1776; an den Rändern etwas fleckig). – Christian Gottfried Schütz war neben C. M. Wieland und F. J. Bertuch Mitbegründer und Hauptredakteur der „Allgemeinen Literaturzeitung", stand in persönlichem wie brieflichem Verkehr mit Schiller und Goethe und übernahm 1804 eine Professur für Literaturgeschichte und Beredsamkeit in Halle, wo er mit Johann Samuel Ersch die „Hallesche Literaturzeitung" fortsetzte. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les à propos de société ou Chansons. 2 volumes + Les à propos de la folie ou Chansons, grotesques, grivoises et annonces de parade. Together 3 volumes.

      Leipzig u. Berlin, 1776. - circa 20,3 x 13,4 cm. 3 engraved frontispieces, X, 302; 316; VI, 319 pages, with 3 engraved titles by Moreau le jeune and engraved vignettes by Duclos, Launay, Martini and Simonet after Moreau Richly gilt half-calf around 1900 in the style of the 18th cent. (signed: Pagnant) Sander 1115-16; Cohen-R. 604; Fürstenberg 104, 109 und 149; Lewine 295-96: "These illustrations count among Moreau’s best." First edition of this collection of mostly humorous songs with these illustrations. Among the subjects are: love, drunkenness, old age, marriages and birthdays, important personalities of the 18th century etc. Most songs were composed in occasion of "fêtes de Société" or important public occasions. Nice illustrations and music; one vignette in volumes 2 shows the presentation of a laterna magica. - The elegant bindings are by Édouard Pagnant (cf. Fléty 139). - Nice, with very little spotting, but mostly clean. Uncut and in decorative bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        COMMON SENSE: ADDRESSED TO THE INHABITANTS OF AMERICA, ON THE FOLLOWING INTERESTING SUBJECTS...Written by an Englishman

      Philadelphia, Printed. Boston, Re-Printed, 1776. Dbd. Two early signatures on titlepage, which is stained and chipped at edges. Some light foxing and tanning. Good. In a half morocco and cloth box. The first Boston printing, arguably the most significant non-Philadelphia American printing, of this most important political text of the American Revolution. COMMON SENSE first appeared in Philadelphia on January 9, 1776, printed by Robert Bell, and enjoyed immediate and immense popularity, being reprinted several times in the colonies and in London. This Boston edition is taken directly from Bell's first printing. It is almost unnecessary to comment on the importance of COMMON SENSE. The political rhetoric of Paine inflamed the desire for independence, calling for it in clear language which swept the country like wildfire. The editors of the GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED remark: "It is not too much to say that the Declaration of Independence...was due more to Paine's COMMON SENSE than to any other single piece of writing." On March 4, 1776, the BOSTON GAZETTE, which was being printed in Watertown, advertised copies "to be sold (if applied for soon) at Mr. Samuel Watts' next to the Masons Arms in Cambridge, and at the Print Office in Watertown." This was an exciting moment; the American bombardment of Boston began on March 2, Dorchester was seized on the 5th, and the British evacuated Boston of the 17th. This place the date of the Boston edition quite early in the chronology of editions. An important and scarce printing of Paine's famous work, in the city whose defiant actions partially inspired Paine to his writing.

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        A New and universal History, Description and Survey of the cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and their abjacent parts. Including not only all the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, but the Towns, Villages, Palaces, Seats, and Country, to the extent of Twenty Miles round, comprizing a circle of near one hundred and fifty miles

       Cooke, London (1776). 720 Seiten mit 78 Kupfertafeln, original Leder, Quart, Folio (berieben und bestoßen/Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle/Rücken in 2 Teile gebrochen/im Bruch einige Seiten lose - abrasion and chamfeved/back with a little vold and broken into two parts/a few loose pages) - To the Right Honourable the Lord-Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London, This Universal History, Description and Survey of London, Westminster and Southwark, compiled as well for the use of the citizens, as to preserve the fame and dignity of that city over which they preside is, with all due respect, humbly inscribed, by their obedient servant - Catalog of the Library of the London Institution, 402 / Bangs, Richards & Platt, Catalogue of an Extensive Collection, 13/164 - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Großbrit./Irland/Schottland,Alte Drucke vor 1850

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        ACTS AND LAWS OF THE COLONY OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE...AN ACT FOR ESTABLISHING COURTS OF LAW FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE WITHIN THIS COLONY... [bound with:] AN ACT FOR ENCOURAGING THE FIXING OUT OF ARMED VESSELS... [bound with:] AN ACT FOR FORMING AND REGULATING THE MILITIA WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE... [bound with:] AN ACT FOR REGULATING THE PRICES OF SUNDRY ARTICLES... [bound with:] AN ACT, FOR REGULATING THE CHOICE OF COUNTY TREASURERS AND RECORDERS OF DEBTS

      Exeter, N.H. 1776-1777.. 3-50pp. No titlepage, as issued. Folio. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards. Tissue repair to closed tear on first leaf, contemporary ink notations to a few leaves, some fold lines, toning, and edge wear. Uncut, good overall. The first acts of an independent New Hampshire, drawn at the outset of war, and beginning the continuously paginated series of acts and laws that would be issued through 1778. The first imprint (pp. 3- 18) contains a total of ten acts, the first establishing law courts for an independent government: "Where as the cruel and unnatural War commenced and prosecuted by Great-Britain against the United Colonies hath rendered it necessary for the protection and security of the Lives and Interests of the Inhabitants of this Colony to assume and establish a new Form of Government therein...." Other laws address courts and legal powers, taxation, voting, highways, credit and currency, and relief of the poor and the mentally unsound. A total of seven additional acts are included in the four additional imprints, including an act encouraging ships to arm themselves for protection of the coastline, one to form a militia, and one to regulate prices, among others. A rare and important series of laws. EVANS 14899, 14900. BRISTOL B4524, B4525. WHITTEMORE 188, 189, 204, 205. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43302, 43303.

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        [Greek title] sive de clitophontis et levcippes amoribus libri viii varietate lectionis notisque Cl. Salmasii I.B. Carpzovii T.B. Bergeri ac suis illustrati a Benjam. Gottlib Laur. Boden. P.P.O

      Lipsiae, [i.e. Leipzig]: Sumtibus Jo. Friderici Junii, 1776. xvi, 731pp, [13]. Finely bound in contemporary crushed red morocco, gilt, flat spine in elaborately ruled compartments, each with a floral and foliage motif, triple gilt filet borders. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. A pencilled note in French to the verso of the FFEP attributes the binding to Derome le Jeune, which this cataloguer echoes wholeheartedly; the finely executed triple gilt filet being a particular signature of that bindery (who were, incidentally, responsible for the binding of Beckford's copy of this present work). The very slightest of rubbing to extremities, two minute wormholes to joints at base of spine, two small ink spots to lower board; else a fine copy. Little is known of Achilles Tatius (fl. 2nd Century AD), Alexandrian writer of the Roman era, who is therefore remembered solely for his eight-book novel, The adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon. One of only five surviving romances in Ancient Greek, it recounts the tribulations of the eponymous young lovers in Tyre, the Nile delta and Alexanderia. Finely printed in parallel Greek and Latin, this early critical edition includes a veritable wealth of commentary, including the notes of Claude Saumaise, Johann Carpzov and Benjamin Boden. . 8vo.

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        Ils Psalms de David.

      Gadina/Chur, Pfeffer 1776 - 16 S., davon eines mit Noten, 803 S., angebunden: Alchuns Psalms da David.Zernez, Peffer, 1775, 226 S., Ledereinband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, am Rücken unten lädiert, 2 Schliessen, nicht ganz vollständig erhalten, Barth 2985, handgeschriebene Widmung (?) auf Vorsatz

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        A PLAN OF THE RIVER AND SOUND OF D'AWFOSKEE, IN SOUTH CAROLINA, SURVEY'D BY CAPTAIN JOHN GASCOIGNE

      London, 1776. Sheet size: approximately 30 x 21 3/4 inches. In excellent condition. Matted. A very rare and highly important sea chart of South Carolina's Hilton Head area, made towards the beginning of the Revolutionary War, in the first state. This finely engraved map was the finest sea chart of the area available in the early days of the Revolutionary War, and most certainly would have played an important role in the development of strategies by various commanders. It embraces the coastal region of South Carolina from Port Royal Sound in the north, down past the mouth of the Savannah River and Tybee Island, Georgia, in the south. Prominently featured is Hilton Head Island (called "Trench's Island") and "D'Awfoskee Sound," which is today known as Calibogue Sound. The old name survives on "D'Awfoskee Island," but now spelled Daufauskie, located at the center of the map. The region has one of the most varied and fascinating histories of any in the American South. Originally inhabited by the Yamassee native tribe, the area first came to the attention of Europeans during the expedition of Francisco Cordillo in 1521. Parris Island, located in Port Royal Sound, in the upper part of the map, was home to two early settlements. In 1562, Jean Ribaut founded a Huguenot settlement, Charlesfort, but the Spaniards did not tolerate its presence and destroyed it in short order. The Spaniards then founded their own fort and Jesuit mission, Santa Elena, nearby in 1566. In 1661 the English formally staked claim to the region, naming it Carolina after Charles II. In 1663, Captain William Hilton sailed from Barbados aboard the Adventure, on a reconnaissance mission to explore his country's new claims. It was then that he encountered a beautiful island, featuring a prominent sandy cape, which he named "Hilton Head." Once ashore, he remarked that the island was blessed with "sweet water" and "clear sweet air." English settlers arrived in the region in the 1670s; but it was not until 1717 that the first Englishman, Col. John Barnwell, settled on Hilton Head, having been given a grant of one hundred acres in the northwest corner of the island. In the 18th century the region enjoyed a very successful economy based on plantations and maritime trade, although it was under threat from attacks by both the Spanish and pirates, most notoriously "Blackbeard." This sea chart was one of the most detailed and accurate of any of the American coastline. The immense detail of the hydrography was the result of surveys conducted by Captain John Gascoigne, assisted by his brother James. In 1728, aboard the H.M.S. Alborough, he employed the most sophisticated and modern techniques with exacting attention to detail to produce a manuscript chart. The next year this chart was altered by Francis Swaine, and it would appear that Swaine's manuscript, or a close copy of it, found its way to the London workshop of William Faden. Faden, the successor to the great Thomas Jefferys, adapted this map from a section of Swaine's manuscript, and the present first state was printed in 1776. During the American Revolution this area was an active military theatre. At the outbreak of the war, Hilton Head and most other areas sided with the Americans; however, Daufauskie Island fell under British control. Britain's superior naval power allowed its ships to conduct frequent raids along the coast for the duration of the war, but the real threat to the American cause came in December 1778 when British general Augustin Prevost seized Savannah, determined to use it as a base for further operations. The following February he dispatched a team of marines to take control of Port Royal Sound. They initially engaged the Americans at Hilton Head before proceeding further up Port Royal Sound, but the invasion was ultimately repelled by Gen. William Moultrie at Beaufort. On September 24th of the same year, in what was to become known as the Battle of Hilton Head, three British ships were set upon by a trio of French ships allied to the American cause. After a dramatic chase and an intense exchange of cannon fire, the principal British ship, the H.M.S. Experiment, was forced to surrender.

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        Coast of Maine showing Blue Hill Bay, Penobscot Bay, Belfast Bay, Islesboro Island, Deer Island, and other islands

      London 1776 - From The Atlantic Neptune. At the close of the French and Indian War, Des Barres, the most noted and skilled producer of coastal charts in late eighteenth-century England, was sent to America by the British Admiralty to survey the coasts of the Maritime Provinces. These provinces, so recently acquired from France, had never been adequately mapped, and using the most advanced hydrographic instruments available, Des Barres spent the next ten years constructing a series of charts of unparalleled accuracy and schematic beauty, of crucial importance for military maneuvers on the Northeast Coast. Ultimately the project was expanded to include the entire Atlantic and gulf coasts of North America. At the outset of the American Revolution, Des Barres was assigned the task of compiling his work -- and that of others surveying the coast and shorelines of North America -- into an atlas that would enable the British Navy and Merchant Marines to navigate safely in North American waters. Des Barres returned to England in 1774 and began to prepare his charts for publication. The collected charts appeared as the Atlantic Neptune, a magnificent work consisting of about 275 views, plans and charts, which is considered the first great marine atlas of the eastern seaboard, and by many the most splendid collection of charts ever published. Each volume was composed of charts selected for a particular purpose or mission and thus, no two sets are identical. Sheet size: 32 x 44".

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        The Gentleman Farmer. Being an Attempt to improve Agriculture, By subjecting it to the Test of Rational Principles.

      Three engraved plates. xxvi (i.e. xxiv), 409 pp., one leaf of ads. 8vo, cont. calf (covers a little stained), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Edinburgh: W. Creech & T. Cadell, 1776. First edition. Home (1696-1782), a leading judge in Scotland and the author of several legal and agricultural works, counted James Boswell (who had an affair with Home's daughter Jean), David Hume, Adam Smith, and Benjamin Franklin as friends. In 1766, Home's wife inherited the estate Blair Drummond in Perthshire. "This estate was to provide a focus of Kames's quest for agricultural improvement, setting in train a scheme to clear moss land of its unproductive top layers of moss and peat. His enthusiasm for improvement bore fruit with the publication of a 400-page tome, The Gentleman Farmer, in 1776. This book offered both an attempt to bring together agricultural change and technique into a coherent theoretical system and some very practical observations based on experience about crops, rotations, buildings, and stock. He observed how much progress there had been, and how very different the condition of agriculture in Scotland was from forty years previously, but called for the creation of a board for improving agriculture: centralized direction had benefited the linen industry, and would, in his view, do the same for agriculture."-ODNB. Nice fresh copy. ❧ Fussell, II, pp. 108-10. .

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        Experimentum nascens de remedio specifico sub signo specifico in mania virorum.

      Wien, Kurzbök, 1776. 20,5 x 14cm, mod. Pappband, Rückenschild, 7 Bl., 157 S., hervorragendes Exemplar! Auenbrugger (1722-1809) beschreibt die positive Wirkung von Kampfer, welches er erregten und \"verrückten\" Patienten in solchen Dosen gab, dass epileptische Anfälle auftraten. In den 30er Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts wurde diese Behandlung wieder aufgegriffen, allerdings bald durch Cardiazol (Meduna), Insulin (Sakel) und Elektroschock (Cerletti) ersetzt. Sehr selten! HUNTER/MACALPINE 332. NORMAN 87: \"Campher had long been firmly established in the psychiatric pharmacopeia as it had both excitatory and inhibiting effects, depending on the size of the dose. Auenbrugger availed himself of a primitive type of convulsive therapy by giving his patients enough campher to produce severe and prolonged seizures\". Ein Porträt von van Swieten, das manchmal erwähnt wird, fehlt hier; allerdings enthält auch keines der im KVK aufgeführten Exemplare ein solches; es wurde sicher nur einem kleinen Teil der Auflage beigegeben Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatriegeschichte, Krampftherapie, Psychiatrie, Kampfer

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        Didon abandonnée par Enée. Aeneas’ Abschied von Dido.

      1776 1776 - Feder in Schwarz, rotbraun laviert und mit Deckweiß gehöht, über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Papier, mit Goldlitze, mehreren Tuschlinien und hellgrün lavierter Umrandung, unten Mitte eigenhändig in franz. Sprache betitelt, rechts unten signiert und datiert „Dessiné et inv: par H. Ramberg Mens: Aug: 1776? 27,9:41 cm. „Ein umfänglicher Bestand an Zeichnungen des Knaben Ramberg, die sich als Geschenk von Rambergs Nachfahren, . in Hannover erhalten haben, erlaubt Einblicke, wie Ramberg von seinem Vater angeleitet und wie seine Begabung gefördert wurde. Die Blätter reichen bis 1774 zurück, als Ramberg in seinem elften Lebensjahr in Rötel nach antiken Vorlagen, Gipsen und Graphiken, wie sie in der Sammlung des Kriegssekretärs vorhanden waren, zeichnete. 1776 widmete er sich Hirten- und Fischerszenen, Putten, aber auch Köpfe und Figuren im Stil Rembrandts sowie klassischen Themen wie Mucius Scävola." (Zit. aus: A. von Rohr, Johann Heinrich Ramberg 1773-Hannover-1840. Maler für König und Volk. Hannover 1998, S. 13).

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        Journée de l'amour, ou heures de Cythere

      S.n. 1776 - - S.n., A Gnide 1776, In-8 (12,5x20,3cm), xiv (2) 165pp. (1), relié. - Edition originale en premier tirage des 4 figures et de 8 culs-de-lampe d'après le peintre Taunay, seule illustration réalisée par cet artiste. Cohen parle de "gracieuses figures". Exemplaire aux armes et pièces d'armes de Jean-Claude Flamen d'Assigny, d'azur à deux lions rampants d'or. Homme politique et agronome, deux fois Président du Conseil général de la Nièvre. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Armes frappés sur les plats et pièces d'armes angulaires, et triple filet d'encadrement. Roulette sur les coupes. Bel exemplaire. Recueil de contes et de poésies en vers et proses, de discours, l'ensemble célébrant la journée de l'amour, divisée en huit heures ; chaque heure portant un intitulé : L'imagination, L'absence, La jalousie. oeuvre de 5 auteurs qui avaient formé la société littéraire de "La table ronde" : Favart, la Comtesse de Turpin, Boufflers, Guillard et Voisenon. Ex-libris gravé aux armes de Flamen d'Assigny. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition first printing of figures 4 and 8 tail-lamp after Taunay painter, one image created by this artist. Cohen on "graceful figures". Copy to weapons and weapons parts Flament Assigny xiv (2) 165pp. (1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRINCIPIOS MILITARES en que se explican las operaciones de la guerra subterranea, o el modo de dirigir, fabricar, y usar las minas y contra-minas en el ataque y defensa de las plazas

      Barcelona, Eulalia Piferrer Viuda, 1776.. Dispuestos para la instruccion de la ilustre juventud del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. FIRST EDITION, 1776. Small 4to, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5½ inches, 24 folding engraved plates and plans, pages: (30), 286, Spanish text, bound in full antique mottled leather, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed, cover edges slightly worn, several scrapes to surface of upper cover, ink ownership stamp to half-title, top of title page and lower margin of page 15, small correction to 2 words, few pale brown marks to final page of text, small light stain to lower blank corner of last 4 plates, otherwise contents fine and bright, a couple of plates protruding slightly from text block. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. A scarce Spanish technical military book. The author Don Raimundo Sanz is described on the title page as Cabellero del Orden de Santiago, Mariscal de Campo de los Exercitos de S. M., y Coronel del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Herrn Pitton von Tournefort [...] Beschreibung einer auf königlichen Befehl unternommenen Reise nach der Levante. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Erster Band. [Und:] Dritter Band.

      Nürnberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1776/77 8°, Bd. 1: Titelbl. m. Titelkupfer, 2 Bl. «Vorbericht des Uebersetzers», 1 Bl. «Innhalt», 503 S. m. 44 gestochenen Taf. (davon 4 gefaltet); Bd. 3: Titelbl. m. Titelkupfer, 1 Bl. «Innhalt», 641 S. (Paginierungssprung: nach S. 57 als S. 60 paginiert) mit 60 gestochenen Taf. , 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung., HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rundum-Rotschnitt, Rücken gebrochen, Verluste an den Kapitalen, Kanten beschabt, twl. etw. gebräunt u. min. stockfl.; Bd. 1: hint. Vs. verklebt, Vs. mit wenigen Wurmfrassspuren, Ecken bestossen, Bd. 3: hint. Deckel gelockert, Kanten durchgerieben, vorletztes Bl. tlw. lose, die Taf. Nr. 39 ist nach Taf. Nr. 21, die Nr. 25 nach Nr. 27, die Nr. 55 nach Nr. 56 eingebunden. Innen gutes und meist frisches Ex. Dt. EA. (Nur) zwei Bände der dreibändigen deutschen Ausgabe der Dokumentation der im Auftrag von Louis XIV. unternommenen Forschungsreise nach der Levante um 1700; enthält haupsächlich botanische. ethnologische und archäologische Studien und entsprechende Abb.. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Reisen - Europa Biologie - allgemein

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        TWO FAVORITE SONGS, MADE ON THE EVACUATION OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON, BY THE BRITISH TROOPS, ON THE 17th OF MARCH, 1776

      [Boston, 1776. One vertical and three horizontal folds. Edges mildly frayed with small losses; several small losses at fold intersections, slightly affecting woodcut and two words of text. Minor foxing, one light stain in woodcut ( 1/2 x 3/4 inch). Very good. Matted. In a cloth chemise and blue half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. A rare, large-format broadside containing two songs celebrating the British defeat at Boston to General Washington's army after a siege that had lasted from April 1775. Winslow noted that the large woodcut had previously been used on a broadside of 1745 describing the siege of Louisbourg. The first song begins: "In seventeen hundred and seventy six, / On March the eleventh, the time was prefix'd, / Our forces march'd on Dorchester Neck, / Made fortifications against an attack." The supplies and munitions left by the departing British are mentioned, as is a fire set at Castle William during the evacuation. The poet concludes spiritedly: "Let 'em go, let 'em go, for what they will fetch, / I think their great Howe is a miserable wretch; / And as for his men, they are fools for their pains, / So let them return to Old England again." The second song, in a different meter, comprises thirteen four-line stanzas. It commences with a remembrance of the Battle of Bunker Hill: "It wasn't our will that Bunker-Hill, / From us should e'er be taken...." The American re-occupation of Bunker Hill is described, along with several scarecrows left by the British (to give the impression it was still garrisoned). Then: "The women come, and children run, / To brave Putnam rejoicing, / Saying now is the time to man your lines, / For the soldiers have left Boston." The poet speculates on the British force's destination: "Some say they've sail'd for Halifax, / And others for New-York...Where they are bound there's none can tell, / But the great God on high, / May all our heads be covered well, / When cannon balls do fly." A smaller format broadside of the same two songs, set in a different type but employing the same cut, is entitled, simply, ON THE EVACUATION OF BOSTON BY THE BRITISH TROOPS. ESTC locates only three copies, at the Essex Institute, the American Antiquarian Society, and Princeton.

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