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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].

      J.F. Bassompierre, Liège [Lüttich] 1776 - 1776. VIII, 356 Seiten. Ganzleder der Zeit mit Goldfileten und ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und marmorierten Vorsätzen. (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. 2400 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck]
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        Bibliotheque orientale, ou Dictionnaire universel, contenant généralement Tout ce qui regarde la connoissance des Peuples de l'Orient. Leur Histoires et Traditions veritables ou fabuleuses; leurs religions, Sectes et Politique, Leurs Gouvernement, Loix, Coutumes...Leurs Sciences et leurs Arts...Mythologie, Magie, Physique...+ Supplement Par C. Visdelou et A. Galand. (2 vols).

      Maestricht, J.E. Dufour & Ph. Roux, 1776-80. Folio. (40,5x27 cm.). 2 contemp. full calf. with raised bands. Tome-and titlelabels in leather on back. Upper and lower compartments of both backs repaired. Slightly rubbed. (4),26,954;(4),284 pp. and 2 folded tables (in Supplement). Margin on htitle repaired. Upper margins of text in vol. 2 faintly dampstained.. Second edition of this extensive encyclopedia of the Islamic world, Herbelot's great work, which is based on the immense Arabic bibliography (Kashf al-Zunun), but it also contains a vast number of other Turkish and Arabic compilations and manuscripts. - "Ce savant ouvrage se trouve aujourd'hui fort arriéré; mais , comme aucun autre ne le remplace, il est toujours très-recherché." (Brunet II:664). - Graesse II:376

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        L'America divisa Ne Suoi Principali Stati Di Nuova Projezione.

      Venice: Antonio Zatta 1776 - 30.5 x 40 cm. Original outline colour, with decorative coloured title cartouche to lower right corner. Double page of the Americas. The Pacific mapped in great detail, New Zealand shown with description to lower left corner. Blank on verso.

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        The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy, Before the Right Honourable the House of Peers, in Westminster-Hall, in Full Parliament . . . Published by Order of the House of Peers

      . Modern 1/4 crimson morocco, some light staining, else attractive. Printed for Charles Bathurst, in Fleet-Street, London, 1776.

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        Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie / New Illustrations of Zoology

      1776. first edition. With Fifty Fine Hand-Colored Engraved PlatesIncluding Forty-Two of BirdsBROWN, Pierre (Peter). Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie, contenant cinquante planches emluminées d'oiseux curieux, et qui non etés jamais descrits, et quelques de quadrupedes, de reptiles et d'insectes, avec de courtes descriptions systematiques. New Illustrations of Zoology, containing fifty coloured plates of new, curious, and non-descript Birds, with a few Quadrupeds, Reptiles and Insects. Together with a short and scientific description of the same. London: Printed for B. White, 1776. Title-pages and text in both French and English.First edition. Large quarto (11 5/16 x 9 inches; 288 x 229 mm.). [viii], 134, [2, list of plates] pp. Fifty finely hand-colored engraved plates depicting forty-two species of birds, five mammals, two insects and one amphibian.Contemporary full tree-calf, covers decoratively bordered in gilt, expertly re-backed to style. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, red morocco label lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled end-papers. Corners expertly repaired. A near fine example with superb hand-coloring of the plates.The work is principally based on specimens in the natural history collections of Marmaduke Tunstall and Thomas Pennant, but also includes plates based on drawings by the Ceylonese artist P.C. de Bevere in Java and Ceylon. Forty-two of the plates depict birds, five mammals, two insects and one an amphibian. Much of the text was supplied by Pennant, who had previously employed Brown for two of the plates in his British Zoology, and the work was published by Gilbert White's brother, Benjamin. Peter Brown, a Dane by birth, was also known as a flower painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1770 to 1791. Nissen IVB 151; Wood p. 264; Zimmer p. 101.

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        Cuthbertson's System for the Complete Interior Management and Oeconomy of a Batallion of Infantry. A new edition, with corrections.

      Bristol: printed by Rouths and Nelson. 1776 viii, 192, [16]pp tables (3 folding). 8vo. Some sl. tears without loss to edge of several tables, one folding table browned along leading edge. Full contemporary calf, raised & gilt banded spine, red morocco label; spine splashed & mottled, v. sl. crack to head of upper joint.ESTC T114996, BL only in this country; Cornell, Huntington, McMaster & Cincinnati in America. An errata slip after p.8. is noted, not present in this copy. First published in Dublin in 1768, this Bristol printing pre-dates the first London edition of 1779. Captain Bennett Cuthbertson of His Majesty's Fifth Regiment of Foot, presents the organisation of the regiment in clearly stratified social classes. The commanding officer at its centre, is urged to act as a benevolent 'parent' to the subordinate officers, men who, in turn, were expected to conduct themselves like 'obedient children'. Beyond this 'family' of commissioned officers and social peers stood the larger community of subordinates; inferiors to be suppressed by the enforcement of proper conduct. 'In the eyes of Bennett Cuthbertson, the men who provided the Army with its recruits were bumbling rustics of child-like simplicity. [His] influential book on regimental administration, believed the private soldier to be incapable of completing even the most basic task without supervision ... remarking that 'soldiers are not to be depended on in anything, let it be ever so much for their advantage'... [and] needed to be cured of the 'stubborn disposition which characterizes the peasants of most countries' and broken of their 'awkward clownish ways'. (Ref: Brumwell, S.

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

      Wien, Kurzbök, 1776 - 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 la Gewicht in Gramm: 270 20,5 x 14cm, mod. Pappband, Rückenschild, 7 Bl., 157 S., hervorragendes Exemplar! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KALENDARIO MANUAL, Y GUIA DE FORASTEROS EN MADRID para el año de M.DCC.LXXVI. Contiene los nacimientos de los Reyes, Cardenales y Principes de la Europa : Dias en que se viste la corte de Gala y Luto : Los ministros que componen los Tribunales de S.M. en estos Reinos y los de Indias : Y donde al presente habitan los de esta corte, y otras curiosidades

      Madrid 1776 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII. Guías antiguas. Local. Madrid. Publicación: Madrid, en la Imprenta Real de la Gaceta, 1776. Descripción física: Dieciseisavo (11,3 cm.) sin paginar. Portada, 56 hojas (Kalendario), Portada, 53 hojas (Estado militar) Encuadernado con guardas originales de la época. Conservación: Perfecto estado de conservación papel muy limpio. Notas: Los Kalendarios o guias de forasteros anteriores al año 1790 son muy difíciles de encontrar en venta. BS2 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Traité des Fievres de M. André Piquer. Traduit de l'Espagnol en Français par M*** D.M.M. sur la troisième et dernière édition de 1768. Revu et corrigé par MM. C(usson) et R(ené), Professeurs en Médecine à Montpellier

      Amsterdam, et se vend à Montpellier, chez Pierre Bascou, 1776. 4to.; X pp., 468 pp. Excelente ejemplar. Primera edición francesa. Encuadernación de época en piel, con lomera profusamente ornada y tejuelo. Cortes pintados.

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        Histoire et phénomènes du Vésuve

      à Paris: Chez Eugène Onfroy, 1776. Fine. Chez Eugène Onfroy, à Paris 1776, In 12 (9,5x17cm), (2) xxiv, 399pp., relié. - New edition, after the original was published in 1760. Illustrated with 5 folding plates and a folding map also. Translated from Italian by Father Petón the first Italian edition of 1755. Glossy blond Full calf and marbled. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Nice copy. Father Della Torre-observed eruptions of Vesuvius in 1751 and 1754 and made many trips to refine his observations, so he took the decision to compose this work with the help of all that had been written on the field for the antiquity. The book contains a biobibliography all writers on the volcano. Furthermore, the author does not confine himself to describe the different eruptions and characteristics of the volcano, but he tries to unravel the mystery and the physical laws of the land. The French translator has added several interesting pieces to the work of Della-Torre, including a critical essay by Father Amato, and recent observations of the author, in order to compose the best critical work that has appeared on the subject . --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1760. Illustrée de 5 planches dépliantes et d'une carte également dépliante. Traduction de l'italien par l'abbé Péton de la première édition italienne de 1755. Reliure en plein veau blond glacé et marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Bel exemplaire. Le père Della-Torre observa les éruptions du Vésuve de 1751 et 1754 et fit maints voyages pour affiner ses observations, aussi prit-il la décision de composer cet ouvrage en s'aidant de tout ce qui avait été écrit sur le domaine depuis l'Antiquité. L'ouvrage contient une biobliographie de tous les auteurs ayant écrit sur le volcan. Par ailleurs, l'auteur ne s'en tient pas à décrire les différentes éruptions et les caractéristiques du volcan, mais il cherche à percer le mystère et les lois physiques de la terre. Le traducteur français a ajouté diverses pièces intéressantes à l'ouvrage de Della-Torre, notamment une dissertation critique par le père Amato, et les dernières observations de l'auteur, dans le but de composer le meilleur ouvrage critique qui ait paru sur le sujet.

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        Erste Gründe der Berg und Salzwerkskunde. Sechster Teil Andere Abteilung welche die eigentliche Markscheidekunst enthält.

      Frankfurt am Main Andreäische Buchhandlung 1776 - O-Ganzledereinband mit ledernem Titelschild auf floralverziertem Rücken, Rotschnitt, Titel mit Titelkupfervignette, (8 S.) Vorrede, 304 Seiten, XXXI Tafel zu den Solen, und Seigerteufen, (24 S.) Register, 31 (von 33) gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 8°. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar! Die Gesamtausgabe, die zwischen 1773 und 1791 erschien, umfasste zwölf Bände. Franz Ludwig von Cancrin (1738-1812) entstammte einer Bergmannsfamilie und kam in seiner frühesten Jugend nach Bieber, wo sein Vater die Stelle eines Bergmeisters inne hatte. Auf Anweisung des Prinzen Wilhelm von Hessen wurde er unter väterlicher Leitung in der Bergwissenschaft ausgebildet. In den folgenden Jahren erhielt er unterschiedliche Anstellungen in Hessen und wurde 1773 zum Kammerrat und 1774 zum Direktor des Münzwesens ernannt. Daneben errichtete er verschiedene Bauten, wie Theater, Salinengebäude, die Kuranlage Wilhelmsbad oder das Kollegiengebäude in Darmstadt. 1783 übernahm er die oberste Leitung der Salinen von Staraja im Gouvernement Nowgorod und wurde zum russischen Kollegienrat ernannt. Sein Sohn, der spätere russische Staatsminister Graf Georg von Cancrin (1774-1845), untersützte ihn bei dieser Arbeit. 0 gr.

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      Petersham, Ma. July 12, 1776.. [2]pp. Folio. Minor fold wear and foxing, a few tiny holes along the center fold, affecting just a handful of words. Very good. An excellent Revolutionary-era document recording the minutes of a meeting of several Massachusetts Committees of Safety, concluded just eight days after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Ephraim Doolittle, who signed and probably wrote up these minutes, was a prominent figure and political agitator in Revolutionary Massachusetts. He had served in the French and Indian War, at both Ticonderoga Crown Point, and as a colonel of Massachusetts minutemen in 1775, participating at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775. The document begins, "At a Convention of the Committee of Safety of the Towns of Hutchinson, Templeton, Athol and Petersham." The meeting was called to discuss how Tories would be treated in these central Massachusetts towns. They resolved that Tories "should deliver all their arms and emplements of war immediately into the hands of the select men of Petersham, and that they should not go out of the town of Petersham without a pass" and "that no more than two should assemble together at any place except public worship, legal town meetings, or funerals." If any Tories "should presume to violate any such such a crittical day as the present that this body will use their utmost influence that they…shall be commited to close confinement and there be continnued until our polittical troubles are at an end." In particular, the Rev. Aaron Whitney, an outspoken Loyalist, was called out for punishment after having "publickly declared that he will keep open doars for the assembling of such persons." The minutes go on to trace the reasons for these restrictions, including a 1775 "riotous assembling" of several Tories who had "entered into a combination or covenant utterly subversive of our natural and charter'd rights and tending to strengthen and assist the enemies of our constitution." A list of twenty-four restricted persons follows, including John Chandler, a prominent, long- time selectman and local politician who had once served alongside Doolittle, but whose Loyalist leanings made him an enemy at this point. In fact, this document can be seen as the culmination of the struggle between Loyalists and Revolutionaries in central Massachusetts. Doolittle and Chandler has been at odds for a decade regarding issues of taxation and other controversial matters related to the Crown, and the situation had now come to a head. A very interesting Revolutionary Massachusetts document, written at a critical moment in the course of the American Revolution. The first copies of the Dunlap broadside of the Declaration arrived in Boston on July 13, and the first Massachusetts printings were the same day, so it seems unlikely that the news had reached rural Petersham by July 12. Still, the Revolutionary spirit in central Massachusetts is evident, even obvious, in the present document. Kenneth J. Moynihan, A HISTORY OF WORCESTER, 1674-1848, pp.59-71.

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        Opera omnia, iam olim ad manuscriptos codices Romanos, Gallicanos, Anglicanos emendata, aucta & illustrata notis, studio & labore Monachorum [.]: nunc autem a Johanne Baptista Gallicciolli [.]. 17 Bände.,

      Venedig, Typographia Sansoni , 1768-1776. - Gregor der Große (Gregorius, als Papst Gregor I.;um 540-604) war von 590 bis 604 Papst. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Päpste und ist der jüngste der vier großen lateinischen Kirchenlehrer der Spätantike. - Der letzte Band mit umfangreichem Register. - Einbände etw. beschabt, bestoßen u. angestaubt. Vorderdeckeln m. Bibl.-Schildern. Rückenschilder tlw. beschabt bzw. m. kl. Fehlstellen (ein Band ohne Rückenschilder). Titelbll. gestempelt. Schwach gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig u. vereinzelt etw. angestaubt. - la Gewicht in Gramm: 20000 4°. Mit einem Titelportrait. Erster Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Titeln m. gest. Vignette. Mit zahlr. Holzschn.-Vignetten u. -Initialen im Text. Zus. ca. 6800 S., Pgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden, je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Burlington: Printed by Isaac Collins, Printer to the King, for the Province of New Jersey, 1776. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 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.

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        The Gentleman Farmer: Being An Attempt To Improve Agriculture By Subjecting It To The Test Of Rational Principles

      A rebound copy of the 1776 First Edition of Lord Kames' work on the application of scientific methodologies to farming practises. Author not stated on the Title Page, dedicatory "Epistle To Sir John Pringle" by Henry Home neatly annotated "Lord Kames".In a very clean condition with all pages and plates confirmed present but with moderate to heavy offsetting, fully rebound in calf leather with five raised bands.Physical Description: Hardback, 8vo, measures approx 8 x 5 inches / 21 x 12.5cm, xxiv (incorrectly numbered "xxvi") + 409 pages plus three plates and a two page publisher's catalogue at the rear.External Condition: Light to moderate general wear to the rebound calf boards and spine, securely bound with text block firm.Internal Condition: Scion College Library stamp on reverse of Title Page, "(by Henry Home)" added in neat antique script on the Title Page, internally very clean with occasional light to moderate foxing but offsetting to many pages as previously noted (additional photographs available on request), half inch closed tear to fore-edge of page 1 (text not affected), browning to prelims and publisher's catalogue, small area of chipping with tiny amount of loss to lower fore-edge of Title Page (text not affected).

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        Kitab al-Injil as-sharif at-tahir wa-al-misbah al-munir al-zahir.

      Al-Shuwayr, Kisrawan, Lebanon, Kloster des Heiligen Johannes des Täufers, [1776]. - Folio (213 x 322 mm). (4), 316 pp. Parts printed in red and black. With numerous ornamental lines and several woodcut tailpieces. Modern half calf. "The Evangelion of the Greek Church, containing the Gospels arranged for liturgical reading throughout the year" (Darlow/M.). From the printing office of the monastery of St. John the Baptist at Shuwair in the Lebanon, which was operative between 1734 and 1899 (cf. Silvestre de Sacy I, pp. 412-414; Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution. A Cross-Cultural Encounter, Westhofen 2002, pp. 179-181). Particularly remarkable in this present publication is the typographic decor: all pages are framed by double rules; new sections of text are headed with an ornamental line of floral elements across the entire page width, and numerous pages show smaller figural endpieces (roses, baskets, crosses, as well as the Virgin with the Child Jesus) - a charming juxtaposition of simple woodcuts showing floral and geometrical decor familiar from the Hebrew prints produced in 19th-century Palestine with the more elaborate products "à la italienne". - Some occasional worming, browning and brownstaining. Schnurrer 360. Darlow/Moule 1661.

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        Original November 1776 Broadside

      1776. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL COURT.In the House of Representatives, November 1, 1776. Ordered, That the following ADDRESS from the General Court of this State, to the Officers and private Soldiers who are gone from thence and are serving in the American Army, be printed in two thousand hand-bills, and immediately forwarded to the committees from this state in the southern and northern armies, to be dispersed among the soldiery there….[Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes], 1776.A rare November 1, 1776 broadside address issued by the Massachusetts government as a message of inspiration and encouragement to the Massachusetts troops fighting in the Continental Army. The soldiers are promised shipments of needed supplies, they are reminded of the great cause for which they are fighting, and they are warned of the grave dangers that will befall them and their families if they quit their posts.Massachusetts was the center of opposition to British colonial rule and the focus of Britain?'s most oppressive economic policies and military actions during the early years of the Revolution. The war began in April 1775 with Lexington and Concord, after which the British occupied Boston until March 1776. In January 1776, Massachusetts reorganized its militias, replacing the loosely-structured volunteer army of 1774-5 with a more permanent and formal organization. The new militia regiments were organized into county-wide brigades and included all able-bodied male citizens between 16 and 60. In addition to providing local defense and training, these regiments served as the primary source of reinforcements for the Continental Army throughout the war. ?"One-fifth of most militia units in Massachusetts were drafted in September 1776 for service in the Continental Army until dismissed?" (Ward, The War for Independence, 111). However, there were numerous and serious problems with the Massachusetts soldiers and officers, including difficulties with paying and supplying them, as well as recruiting and keeping them. Desertion was such a problem that on October 24, 1776, the Massachusetts legislature passed a resolution requiring sheriffs to help the Committees of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety ?"for the purpose of apprehending and securing any deserters from the army, that shall be found within their limits.?" On the morning of October 31, 1776, the Massachusetts House of Representatives appointed four men to the committee to write this address to the ?"officers and private soldiers belonging to this State, and now serving in the American Army.?" On the afternoon of the next day, November 1, their reports were read and accepted, and on November 2 it was ordered that ?"two thousand hand-bills?" of this address be printed and immediately distributed to the soldiers. The address gives the soldiers stirring and patriotic reminders of the reasons they are fighting this war: ?"When the tyrants of the earth began to transgress the sacred line of property, and claim their fellow men as slaves, and to exercise lawless power over them, the intentions of government were subverted, war in defence of the dignity of human nature was introduced, and men began to take the field of battle on behalf of freedom…. For the free exercise of liberty, more especially in the worship of that almighty Being who supported them in the greatest distress, our venerable ancestors came to this land when it was a savage and dangerous wilderness, terrible to the civilized eye. Here they toiled and bled, with the pleasing hope of their posterity?'s enjoying that freedom for which they encountered every difficulty, and braved every danger, and could their virtue have been inherited with the fruit of their toil, and their simplicity of manners and integrity of heart been transmitted to all their posterity, America would now have been the seat of peach and plenty. But such has been the avarice of some, and the ambition of others, amongst us, that the King and Parliament of Great-Britain have been fatally persuaded to claim this whole continent, with its three millions of inhabitants, as their own property, and to be at their disposal. In opposition to this unjustifiable claim most obviously founded in tyranny, after loyally petitioning, and dutifully remonstrating without effect, you have gallantly taken the field, and the salvation of your country, the happiness of future generations, as well as your own, depends upon your noble exertions.?"The soldiers are assured that they will be sent the supplies they need (?"supplies of covering, cloathing, vegitables, and all other necessaries of your comfort…?"), but then are gravely warned what will happen if they desert their posts: ?"[We] do intreat and urge you by the sacred ties of blood and friendship, to exert every nerve in this glorious struggle; for should you for any reason quit your posts, and disgracefully turn your backs on your enemies, wild carnage, barbarous and bloody desolation must spread like a hideous torrent over your ruined country: Your fair possessions the fruit of hones industry, must own new masters; while yourselves, your friends, your wives and innocent infants must be destitute of a place of rest, insulted and abused by exasperated unfeeling task-masters, scourged by mercenary slaves of foreign despots, denied even the happiness of hope, and borne down with poverty and despair.?" They are also promised the gratitude of their fellow citizens for their efforts: ?"When the people of all ranks in this country, consider the zeal with which you engaged in their defence, and how cheerfully you have endured the fatigues and hardships of the camp, they must be filled with the highest gratitude, and confidence, and enroll your names where they will be honourably preserved to the end of time; while each generation as it rises, shall learn to speak the same of those worthies, who nobly dared to face that death and despite that danger, which stood between them and their country?'s happiness…. And while you are thus gallantly employed in the most important and noble cause that any part of the human race has fought for, this Assembly again assures you that it shall be their particular concern to give you comfortable supplies and necessary reinforcements;… you will be crowned with a glorious victory, and return honourably from the field, bringing deliverance to distressed AMERICA.?"The two most important men on the committee that wrote this address were James Sullivan and Joseph Hawley, both lawyers and close friends of Samuel Adams. Sullivan was a Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, and later became Attorney General and Governor of Massachusetts. Hawley was one of the most important leaders and persuasive writers of Massachusetts and its legislature, and his name appears on many of the committees for drafting state papers. In the fall of 1776, Hawley and Sullivan were appointed to the most significant committees (those concerning military, political, or legal matters) to write important papers for the legislature and the public, including this address to the Massachusetts solders ?"that they might become more contented and zealous in the service?" (Amory, Life of James Sullivan, pp. 87). Hawley would have had a major role in this address, and his writings had ?"the loftiest eloquence, [and] aroused, even in the bosoms of the cold and the calculating, a determination to sacrifice every feeling of self upon the altar of liberty.?" (Amory, p. 93)Joseph Hawley, Samuel Adams, and John Adams frequently corresponded, and each was an important influence on the others. Hawley was one of the earliest and strongest advocates for independence, and in 1774 he and Samuel Adams were chosen as Massachusetts delegates to the Continental Congress; when Hawley declined because of ill health, John Adams was sent in his place. Hawley wrote repeatedly to the Adamses and the other delegates to persuade and pressure them to declare independence and create a Continental government. In 1776, ?"his constant agitation for a declaration of independence and his steady attention to military problems were his work?" (Brown, Joseph Hawley, pp. 144, 156). While Samuel Adams and John Adams did not play a direct role in the writing of this address, their influence can be seen, as they and Hawley corresponded regularly about political and military matters. Samuel Adams and Hawley collaborated on the most important writings of the legislature, and ?"no document… went forth until both had carefully considered it… Adams oftener consulted him on legal points than any other man, and it is probable that neither penned any very important public paper without the revision of the other?" (Wells, Life and Public Services of Samuel Adams, II: 31, I: 126-127). On August 25, 1776, John Adams wrote to Hawley about serious problems with the Massachusetts military, including the ignorance of the officers and the lack of understanding of the principles of liberty, which could have influenced the writing of this address: ?"Knowledge is among the most essential Foundations of Liberty…. To what Cause shall I attribute the Surprising Conduct of the Massachusetts Bay? How has it happened that such an illiterate Group of General and Field officers, have been thrust into public View by that Commonwealth… [which] ought to have set an Example… by sending into the Field her ablest Men, Men of the most Genius, Learning, Reflection, and Address… This Conduct is sinking the Character of the Province… and is injuring the service beyond description. Able officers are the soul of an Army…. There is another Particular, in which it is manifest that the Principles of Liberty have not sufficient Weight in Mens Minds, or are not well understood….?"Ford, Massachusetts Broadsides 1999. Evans 14868. NAIP w034161.Some browning and spotting, reinforcement to separations at old folds.

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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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        Orderly Book of Captain John Dorlon's Company of New York Minutemen

      1776. A Turning Point in the American Revolution [Manuscript]. [American Revolution]. [Battle of Long Island]. [Dorlon, John (1751-1824)]. [Orderly Book of Captain John Dorlon's Company of New York Minutemen Documenting Preparations for the British Invasion of New York City]. [New York City, February 19, 1776-April 11, 1776; June 22, 1776-December 25, 1776]. [68] leaves, 125 manuscript pages. Quarter vellum and marbled boards; American laid paper watermarked "Liberty & Prudence." Two manuscripts laid in (see below). Provenance: "Capt. John Dorlon His New York February 19th 1776" on first leaf. Disbound, spine perished, boards worn, three leaves expertly mended; seven leaves with loss at edges affecting about 25 words, but not legibility. Housed in a leather and cloth clamshell box. * February 1776. New York City's strategic position linking New England to the other colonies is in peril. General George Washington's newly-formed Continental Army is fully engaged up north, besieging Boston. Dispatched from the siege by Washington, Major General Charles Lee arrives in New York City on February 4, 1776. The royal governor of New York, William Tryon, has fled the city with public records and sought refuge aboard a British naval vessel in New York harbor. New Yorkers, most of them Loyalists, look anxiously to the future. What will be the city's fate during this power vacuum? March, 1776. The British retreat from Boston in the third week. Rebellious New York colonists await the Empire's punitive wrath. The British will invade; New Yorkers can only wonder when. Secrecy is necessary. Passwords will be used. Also known as the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, The Battle of Long Island would take place in August 1776. From February through April 1776 the orderly Book of Captain John Dorlon's Duchess County, New York "Minute Men" carefully documents the critical preparations to fortify and defend New York City and Long Island. Its tone grows progressively urgent as it becomes clear that the British are about to leave Boston. Born in Hempstead, Long Island, Dorlon served as a company commander in Colonel Jacobus Swartwout's Second Regiment of Minute Men raised in Duchess County, New York. Dorlon's 43-man company was based in Manhattan in a location near Trinity Church and Wall Street. His orderly book contains regimenta

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        A Topographical Description of such parts of North America as are contained in the (annexed) map of the Middle British Colonies, &c. in North America

      J. Almon, London 1776 - (15 3/4 x 10 inches). Engraved folding map. Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia over period marbled paper covered boards, flat spine in seven compartments divided by gilt fillets, morocco lettering piece in the second compartment One of the most important works issued at the time of the American Revolution, here complete with the rare map partially-printed from the same plate as the famed 1755 Lewis Evans's map printed by Benjamin Franklin. In 1753, Thomas Pownall came to America as the private secretary to Sir Danvers Osborn, the newly appointed colonial governor of New York. Shortly after arriving, however, Osborn died, leaving Pownall without a post. Curious about the colonies, however, Pownall remained in America, travelling widely in the region. Evidently of great enthusiasm and intelligence, Pownall met many of the most influential men in America at that time, including Benjamin Franklin. From this relationship, he was able to attend the 1754 Albany Conference and became involved in Indian affairs in the colony. Through that work and his relationship with Franklin, Pownall met surveyor Lewis Evans and in 1755, Evans published his famed Map of the Middle British Colonies , printed by Franklin and dedicated to Pownall. The map, the most accurate of the region at the time, was enormously influential, with multiple piracies being issued in London, and famously used by General Braddock during the French and Indian War. "A great change came over the fortunes of Evans' map in 1776. In that year Thomas Pownall, who had spent much time in America as Governor of Massachusetts Bay and South Carolina, and Lieut. Governor of New Jersey, published a folio volume entitled, A Topographical Description of such parts of North America . Pownall, after his return from America continued to take the greatest interest in the welfare of the Colonies . The increasing public interest taken in the affairs of the Colonies at the outbreak of the Revolution, doubtless prompted the publication of the Topographical Description . That work may be described as a new and much enlarged edition of both Evans' Map and his 'Analysis' [the text accompanying the Evans's map] of 1755. As to the map, Pownall appears to have been in possession of the original Evans plate engraved by Jas. Turner in Philadelphia, and he uses it as the basis of his improved map." (Stevens). Indeed, much of the cartography of the western parts of Evans's original map remained unchanged in the 1776 Pownall edition, save for the significant addition of the routes of Christopher Gist and Harry Gordon. This addition is augmented by the publication in the appendix of Gist's journal of his 1750-51 journey through a portion of present day Ohio, Kentucky and on through North Carolina - the first publication of that important inland exploration. The most significant addition to Evans original map is east of Philadelphia, where Pownall has extended the plate to encompass all of New England, with the coast as far north as Nova Scotia. The cartography of this portion is derived from a number of sources, but includes Pownall's own explorations into the interior of Vermont and Maine, as well as the surveys conducted on behalf of Massachusetts Colonial Governor Sir Francis Bernard. Pownall's Topographical Description and its important map gives the best picture of the interior of North America as it was understood in the year of American independence. Howes P543("b"); Streeter Sale 826; Buck 28a; Bell P470; Sabin 64835; Vail 651; Graff 3341; Stevens, Lewis Evans His Map , VI; cf. Klinefelter, Lewis Evans and His Maps (Philadelphia, 1971). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Gardener's Pocket-calendar containing the most approved methods of cultivating the useful and ornamental plants for the kitchen-garden, flower-garden, and flowering-shrubs ? To which are added, directions of what is necessary to be done in every month of the year

      London: Printed for Richardson and Urquhart, 1776. First edition. xii, 197, [9, index], [5, ads], [1] pp. 12mo. Later reverse calf and patterned cloth boards, contemporary red morocco spine label preserved. Text browned, title page lightly edgeworn. First edition. xii, 197, [9, index], [5, ads], [1] pp. 12mo. A gardening manual arranged according to the months of the year. The author, Thomas Ellis, was gardener to Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

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        Ordenanza de S. M. para el Gobierno Militar, y economico de sus REALES ARSENALES DE MARINA. Dividida en dos tratados.

      En Madrid, en la Imprenta de Pedro Marin, Impresor del Despacho Universal de Marina. Año de 1776. - 4º, perg., escudo grabado + 4 hs. + 400 p. + 21 estados plegados. Muy buen ejemplar. Encabezamientos grabados. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Le Commerce et le Gouvernement, Considérés relativement l'un à l'autre. Ouvrage élémentaire. (Commerce and Government, Considered in their Mutual Relationship. Basic work.).

      Jombert & Cellot, Amsterdam 1776 - 1 leaf with publisher's statement (?) on verso + TP + [I]-vi + [I]-ii + 1-586 + 2 blank leaves, 12 mo. First Edition, First Issue (Tchemerzine III, p. 482).First Edition, First Issue of Condillac's Most Important Work on EconomicsThere are three editions from 1776 of this work: one with errata on page vi, which we consider to be the first edition; another edition (Kress 7201) without the errata and the errata corrected, also continuously paginated as the first edition but newly set and printed, and another edition which is in two separately paginated volumes with two title-pages, no errata but the errata only partially corrected: the first two errata as listed in the first issue are not corrected, the last three are corrected as indicated in the errata of the first edition.This copy is first edition, first issue with the errata on page vi and continuously paginated with only one title page.NOTE: this copy is printed on extremely pale blue paper rather than the more usual white. "On the whole, [this work] was a popularization of the physiocratic doctrines of Francois Quesnay and Du Pont de Nemours. Like them, he believed in agriculture as the fundamental source of wealth, in free trade (as against mercantilism), and in the power of reason to discover the laws that would preserve each man's right to enjoy the fruits of his labor." (EP, Vol. 2, p. 180). The Encyclopedia of Philosophy lists this work along with the four philosophical works (Essai sur l'origine des connoissances humaines, Traité des Sistêmes, Traité des sensations and Traité des Animaux) as Condillac's most important books. Contemporary full calf with gilt lettering and gilt devices on the spine. There is a two-inch bit of "worming" on the top gutter of the front board along with the usual bumping and wear. Still, this is a very pretty copy of this fluential work by Condillac. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The rarest of all Boston Massacre orations: Peter Thatcher's March 5, 1776 address demanding independence, delivered the day after Washington captured Dorchester Heights: "... let us expire with this prayer upon our quivering lips, O GOD, LET AMERICA BE FREE! " This copy was owned by a Lexington Alarm Minuteman who later served as a Continental Marine aboard the ship that transported John Adams to France in 1778

      [Watertown], 1776. 4to.. "Pamphlet, [Peter Thacher, An Oration Delivered at Watertown, March 5, 1776: To Commemorate the Bloody Massacre at Boston: perpetrated March 5, 1770. ([Watertown: Printed and sold by Benjamin Edes, on the Bridge, 1776]), 13 pages, small 4to, (lacking first two leaves), bound in string. With ownership signature ""W Jennison's"" together with further ink emendations on the first extant page and the blank verso of the final leaf. Creases, some moderate toning from a dampstain, marginal wear, else good condition.A remarkable oration delivered by the Reverend Peter Thacher (1762-1802), then serving as pastor of the First Church at Malden (1777-1784). From 1785 until his death in 1802, Thacher served as pastor of the Brattle Street Church in Boston. The oration opens (with period spellings retained): ""MY FRIENDS, WHEN the ambition of Princes induces them to break over the sacred barriers of social compact, and to violate those rights, which it is their duty to defend, they will leave no methods unessayed to bring the people to acquiesce in their unjustifiable encroachments. IN this cause, the pens of venal authors have in every age, been drawn with Machiavellian subtlety, they have laboured to persuade mankind, that their public happiness consisted in being subject to uncontrouled power; that they were incapable of judging cornering the mysteries of government; and that it was their interest to deliver their estates, their liberties, and their lives, in to the hands of an absolute Monarch..."" Thacher's oration continues, recalling the battles at Lexington and Concord, as well as the sacrifice of Joseph Warren at Bunker Hill which most have proven compelling to his audience: ""THIS Day, upon which the gloomy scene was first opened, calls upon us to mourn for the Heroes who have already died in the bed of honour, fighting for GOD and their country. Especially, does it lead us to recollect the name and the virtues of General WARREN!"" Thatcher then casts to the north, to ""the Canadian wilds, and come to the plains of Abraham, where WOLFE once fell, we are there again compelled to pay a tribute to exalted merit, and to lament the fall of the great MONTGOMERY!"" Most importantly, this pamphlet contains an early call for independence?"a movement which had been just gaining momentum with the publication of Thomas Paine's Common Sense less than two months before: ""WITH transport, my countrymen, let us look forward to the bright?"day, which shall hail us a free and independant state. with earnestness let us implore the forgiveness and the patronage of Being of all beings, who holds the fate of empires in his hands! With zeal let us exert ourselves in the service of our country, in life: and when the early scene shall be closing with us, let us expire with this prayer upon our quivering lips, O GOD, LET AMERICA BE FREE!""Extremely Rare. Evans 15101; Sabin 95172; T. R. Adams, American Pamphlets, 229. Evans notes four editions of this pamphlet in institutional collections including The American Antiquarian Society, British Museum, Massachusetts Historical Society and New York Public Library. Not only is this a particularly rare Boston Massacre oration, delivered in one of the most critical phases of the American Revolution, but this copy was owned by a veteran of the Lexington Alarm, and a participant in the Siege of Boston, William Jennison (1757-1843). On the first page Jennison added some salient details gleaned from the now missing first two leaves, remarking that the address was intended ""To commemorate the bloody Massacre at Boston Mar 5, 1770"" and ascribing the oration to ""Peter Thacher Esqr."" and adding that it was ""Delivered at Watertown, March 5, 1776."" His son, William Jennison III (1759-1866), who for many years served as a justice of the peace in Worcester, has added his ownership signature, ""W. Jennison's.""Jennison, who was born in Mendon, Massachusetts, marched as a sergeant with his father's minuteman company on the Lexington Alarm on April 19, 1775. In May he was attached to Joseph Read's (Reed's) 20th Massachusetts Regiment serving as its quartermaster until December 1775. In May 1776, Jennison was commissioned a lieutenant of marines and assigned to the frigate Warren, but relinquished the appointment to join Colonel Smith's Massachusetts Regiment for five months, seeing action at the Battle of White Plains. In February 1777, Jennison entered the naval service again, this time as midshipman and sergeant of marines aboard the frigate Boston, which captured the British frigate Fox off Newfoundland. He became a lieutenant of marines in December 1777, and the following year, in October 1778, he sailed to France to convey John Adams to Paris. Jennison became a purser the next month and remained in service aboard the Boston until its capture at Charleston, South Carolina in 1780. After the war, Jennison settled in Boston. (NARA M804. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, ""Jennison, William."")On the blank page at the end, sometime around 1810, the elder Jennison has added a short history of the Boston Massacre, likely for the edification of his son and namesake: ""On the Monday evening the 5th of March 1770 a party of Indians British Soldiers of the 29th regiment of foot under the command of Capt. Preston, fired on the Inhabitants of the town of Boston; whereby 5 were killed, and 7 wounded; two of the latter soon died, the others after some time recovered, &c. See mention of this in Cooper's history of Greece Rome North (and South) America- published in one octavo volum[e] by Joseph Avery of Plymouth in 1808 W J. The names of those 5 killed were - Crispus Attucks - Samuel Gray - Samuel Maverick - [James] Caldwell and Patrick Carr - The Court at which the murderers were tried was holden before the Honl Benjamin Lane - John Cushing[,] Peter Oliver and[d] Edmund Trowbridge Esqrs. Justices of the Superior Court of judicature - court of assize and general gaol deliver, held at Boston, by adjustment, on the 27 Novr. 1770 ?" W. J."" "

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      Worcester: Printed and sold by W. Stearns and D. Bigelow, [1776].. [24]pp. 12mo. Dbd. Light foxing and soiling. Very good. Revolutionary-era almanac by Isaac Warren, featuring a map of the forts at New York. Also included are lists of roads, pieces of verse, an account of Peter the Great, and the "Celebrated Speech of Galgacus...worthy of the attention of all officers and soldiers in the American Army" (p.[17]). The North American Imprints Project notes that while Evans is correct in calling the almanac "essentially the same" as Samuel Stearns' NORTH-AMERICAN'S ALMANACK for the same year with regard to the prose matter and the map, the calendar is entirely different from that of Stearns. DRAKE 3269. EVANS 15212. NAIP w025152.

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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 -

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        A new and universal history, description and survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark

      London: Printed for J. Cooke, 1776. Book measures 14 x 9 3/4 inches. Collation, 720pp, 96 plates, including folding map. Lacking 5 plates. Bound in full period calf. Calf rubbed, worn, top board detached. Interanlly, 3 or 4 page of text torn without loss, pages and plates in very good clean condition. Binding could be repaired, being sold as an incomplete copy. Fine engraved plates. . First Edition. Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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      Lebanon. April 1, 1776.. [1]p. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling. Very good. Letter written by Connecticut governor Jonathan Trumbull to Capt. John Bigelow concerning supplies to be provided for the Connecticut colonial regiments of the fledgling Continental Army. Trumbull writes: "Sir, I have received your letter of this day respecting Mr. Nevins, &c. As to arms you will be supplied by Genl Schuyler in Albany. Blankets also must be procured in the same manner. Their billets will be paid in Albany, as is done to the other troops from this colony. I understand there is no money in the treasury. Have wrote a line to Genl Schuyler recommending Mr. Nevins." Revolutionary troops were chronically short on both supplies and funding. An early piece of correspondence from the first year of the Revolutionary War, which began in April of the previous year.

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        Geographische Afteekening van den Geheelen Aardkloot

      [Rotterdam], 1776. With 22 pen-and-ink and watercolor maps, numbered in gilt, each with facing-page manuscript legend in pen and ink and gilt. [44] ll. Oblong 8vo (12 x 16.5 cm). Contemporary dark green morocco, covers tooled in gilt with double outer border, inner corner pieces, and central medallion, all composed of small floral and insect tools, spine with three raised bands, compartments gilt with small floral tools, all edges gilt and gauffered with small repeating dots, marbled endpapers, by the "Bosch-binderij" in Rotterdam. Very slight wear to joints at corners. Small booklabel and bookseller's desciption on ffep. With 22 pen-and-ink and watercolor maps, numbered in gilt, each with facing-page manuscript legend in pen and ink and gilt. [44] ll. Oblong 8vo (12 x 16.5 cm). A beautiful album of manuscript and watercolor maps, in a fine contemporary Rotterdam binding. Comprising one world map, four continent maps (the final map shows North and South American together) and seventeen maps of European countries. The maps are executed in pen and ink and colored in yellow, blue, pink and green. The facing-page of manuscript text presents the map title and political divisions, expertly done in a mix of Roman, cursive and textura, with decorative capitals and gilt embellishment. Van Zwÿndregt (1753-1823) belonged to a family of master shipbuilders in Rotterdam - his grandfather, father and two uncles were shipbuildres, while his father and one uncle were also known as ship and ship-equipment draftsmen. The maps are copied from Geographische Oefening schetzende de geheele aardrykskunde, a popular geography primer which appeared in various Dutch and French editions prior to 1776.

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      Augsburg. [1776].. Handcolored engraving, 11 1/2 x 16 1/4. Sheet size: 12 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches. Light toning and foxing. Small tear at top of sheet repaired, not affecting image. Colors still quite bright and fresh. Very good. View of the British entering New York from a series called "Collection des Prospects," popularly known as "Vues d' Optique," published by engraver François Xavier Habermann in Augsburg in 1776. Reverse text above image reads: "L'Entre Triumphale De Troupes Royales a Nouvelle Yorck." Text below the image, in both German and French, reads: "Der Einzug der Koniglichen Volker in Neu Yorck / L'Entre Triumphale de Troupes royales a Nouvelle Yorck." Many of the "Vues d' Optique" were imaginative, crude, and inaccurate, although some were very well done. In this case the buildings are rather more elegant than those of New York in 1776 probably were. The letters above the text were deliberately reversed since these prints were designed for viewing in optical machines with a magnifying glass and a reflective mirror, which gave the viewer an illusion of depth and reversed the image. Accompanying the print is a 1943 letter from the Curator of Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York describing the series of "Vues d'Optique" with New York subjects. Habermann also produced views of Boston, Philadelphia, and Salem.

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        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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        Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions: as it was delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th Day of October, 1662 , Together with An Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves With Notes by A Hunter

      York: J Dodsley, 1776. New Edition.. Hardcover. 4to. (12 x 9.5 inches). Unpaginated introductory sections, including list of subscribers, pp.649, unpaginated Index. Engraved portrait frontis by Bartolozzi, forty engraved plates, one folding, plus folding table at rear, some faint toning to plates. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary green morocco, a little rubbed and partially faded, gilt decorated spine. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A handsome copy. Hunter Edition. Heavy book, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas. 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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        Father Abraham's Almanack, for the year of our Lord 1777

      Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1776. First Edition. Wraps. Good. First Edition. [1]-36 pages. Self wrappers. Stab-stitched. 4 x 6 3/4 inches. Elaborate woodcut/engraving on the front panel with a second smaller cut on page 5 of the anatomy of a man's body as governed by the constellations. Wear to the extremities, and inked names in the margins throughout. The surname appears to be "Deavs" although it is most likely Deaves. Given names include Martha, Priscilla, Abraham and Samuel. A typical note is "Abraham Deavs His Hand and Pen wreth month 23 1777" as found on page 11. Wraps. Almanacs from this period are rare in the marketplace. Drake (1034) records 3 different page counts with 36 pages noted at three locations. "... the ingenious David Rittenhouse, A.M. of this city, has favoured us with the astronomical calculations of our almanack for this year ..."--title page Advertised in the Pennsylvania packet, Philadelphia, Oct. 29, 1776 Signatures: [A] B² C-F² The frontispiece is by Henry Dawkins, whose initials are obscured in this printing of the cut" (RBH Comments) Evans 15062; Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 3494; Drake Almanacs Vol 2 #10034.

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        A Second Voyage Round the World, in the years MDCCLXXII, LXXIII, LXXIV, LXXV By James Cook, Esq Commander of His Majesty's Bark the Resolution Undertaken by Order of the King, and encouraged by a Parliamentary Grant of Four Thousand Pounds Drawn up from Authentic Papers

      London: for the Editor: Sold by J. Almon... and Fletcher & Hodson, 1776. Occasional gentle foxing yet an excellent copy.. Quarto, with the errata leaf; a fine copy in full tree calf by Aquarius. Extremely rare: the first of two editions of this account of Cook's second voyage, perhaps the most bizarre of the whole series of surreptitious accounts of the three Cook voyages.Attributed at first to Cook himself, and in the second edition to "An Officer on board", the book may well have been, as Forster claims in his Voyage Round the World, the work of a Cambridge undergraduate. Nevertheless, and despite the fifteen falsely reported events identified in the Monthly Review for October 1776, it was certainly at first received as a serious report of Cook's second voyage, a full year before publication of the official account.Beaglehole admits that 'it recounts a few incidents, not otherwise known, which do not seem out of key with the voyage as a whole', but maintains that 'the rest is so palpably fake, and in the most sensational terms, that it must be regarded as original invention - on the basis, perhaps, of a reading of Marra or conversation with a stray sailor...'.The "officer's" account must not have achieved the sales that were expected as five years later it was reissued with a new title-page, otherwise made up from the same printing (Holmes, 39). Davidson points out 'the rarity of either edition of this anonymous work' and notes the cataloguing of a copy of this first edition by Maggs Bros. in 1950 at £85, described as 'excessively rare'. Beaglehole, II, pp. clv-clvi; Beddie, 1245; Hill, 1545; Holmes, 21; O'Reilly-Reitman, 381; Rosove, 214 (n).

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        Briefe über verschiedene Gegenstände der Arztneykunst, 2 Bände in 1

      Verlegts Johann Christian Martini, Langensalza 1776 - "8°, blauer Pappband der Zeit mit handschiftl. Zahl am Rücken. Bd.1: IX + 8 Seiten Inhalt + 128 Seiten (=28 Briefe). Bd.2: IV + 6 Seiten Inhalt + 204 Seiten (= 26 Briefe). Unbeschnitten. In Briefform wird das Wissen weitergegeben ("Zwo besondere Arten zu heilen, die sehr glücklich ausfallen"; "Von den schädlichen Folgen der Trunkenheit, in Ansehung der Gesundheit"; "Von den Kindern, die im siebenten Monat gebohren ."; "Von den bräunlichen Flecken, welche sich bey manchen schwangern Weibern ." etc, etc. Sehr selten" 0 S. [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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        Rheinischer Antiquarius, Oder Ausführliche Beschreibung des Rheinstroms, Von seinem Ursprung an ... Auf das neue verbessert und vermehrt herausgegeben.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, J. G. Eßlinger, 1776.. 8vo. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 4 Bl., 1030 S. mit 1 Textholzschnitt, 23 Bl. (Reg. u. Errata), insges. 18 gefaltete Tafeln, Karten u. Pläne. Halbpergament d. Zt.. Neue Ausgabe des umfassenden Werkes über den Rhein (zuerst 1739 erschienen), verfaßt für Reisende und Kunstliebhaber. - Enthält 2 Rheinlaufkarten (vom Ursprung bis Oppenheim, von Mainz bis zur Nordsee) und eine hübsche Bodenseekarte. Unter den Kupfertafeln ein Plan der Gegend von Rheinfels sowie Ansichten der Rheinfälle in Graubünden, bei Lauffen und bei Zurzach, von Mannheim, der Schwedischen Säule bei Oppenheim, des Mäuseturms, der Pfalz bei Kaub, der Festung Schenkenschanz, von St. Goar und Umgebung, Eichelstein, Brittenburg und vom Königstuhl bei Rense und eine Doppeltafel mit Darstellungen 8 römischer Kaiser im Dom zu Speyer. - Beschabt und bestoßen, vorderes Außengelenk unten mit ca. 8 cm langem Einriß. Innen leicht gebräunt, erste und letzte Lagen etwas braunfleckig.

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        Calendrier de la cour tiré des éphémérides pour l'année bissextile 1776 EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez la veuve Herissant, 1776. Fine. Chez la veuve Herissant, à Paris 1776, In-16 (5x10,5cm), relié. - Original edition. Copy the arms of Louis XVI on the dishes. Bound in red full morocco ice time. Back smooth decorated with faded silent nets. Dishes struck weapons with frieze frame and double frame net. Gilt edges. Beautiful floral green paper dominoté on guard. Rubbings. Nice copy. Lunar and solar calendar, eclipses. King's House, home of the Queen. Table clocks ... - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Exemplaire aux armes de Louis XVI sur les plats. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge glacé d'époque. Dos lisse muet orné de filets estompés. Plats frappés aux armes, avec frise d'encadrement et double filet d'encadrement. Tranches dorées. Beau papier floral dominoté vert sur les gardes. Menus frottements.  Bel exemplaire. Calendrier lunaire et solaires, éclipses. Maison du roi, maison de la reine. Table des horloges...

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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 augmente?e 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 Froulle, Libraire, Pont Notre-Dame, a Saint Jacques, M. DCC. LXXVI. Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi.

      Paris, Froulle 1776.. 6 Bände mit zusammen ca. 3000 Seiten und insgesamt 61, meist ganzseitigen, teils überblattgroßen und gefalteten Kupferstichen. Mit einem Portrait-Kupfer im ersten Band, das Frontispiz wurde irrtümlich dem zweiten Band vorgebunden. Marmorierte Lederbände der Zeit über 5 Bünden, mit je einem roten und einem grünem goldgeprägten Rückenschild. Mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, allseitiger Kantenvergoldung, allseitigem Rotschnitt und marmorierten Innendeckeln und fliegenden Vor- bzw. Nachsätzen. (16,8 x 10,5 cm) Kl.8°.. OCLC 4431250 ("... 162 works in 367 publications in 4 languages ..."). Vergl. Querard II, 800. Vergl. Barbier IV, 1082. Vergl. Griep/ Luber 479. Vergl. Sabin VII, 197. Henze II, 333 (letztere alle für die französische Erstausgabe von 1719). - Giro del Mondo, die letzte französische Ausgabe: der erste Tourist, ein Italiener, erzählt ... - Die Einbände sehr dekorativ und mit minimalen Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, teilweise kleinere Lederabsplitterungen, meist an den oberen Kapitalen. Die Kanten leicht berieben, die Ecken bestoßen. Auf den Innendeckeln jeweils ein handschriftliches Exlibris "M.lle D'obsonville" und ein gedrucktes für "Vicco von Bülow-Schwante." Innen kaum gebräunt oder fleckig, einzelne Seiten minimal verknickt, einige wenige mit kleineren Einrissen im unteren weißen Rand. 1719 erstmals auf italienisch erschienen, wurde noch im selben Jahr ins französische übersetzt. "Der aus Kalabrien stammende Edelmann Giovanni Francesco Gemelli Careri (1651-1725) hatte 1685-1687 schon Europa bereist, bevor er sich 1693 zu einer Weltreise aufmachte, von der er 1698 zurückkehrte. Er reiste über Ägypten, Palästina, die Türkei, Armenien und Persien nach Indien und Hinterindien, dann nach China, von dort über die Philippinen und Marianen über den Pazifik nach Mexiko und Mittelamerika. Von Kuba aus überquerte er den Atlantik, landete in Spanien kehrte nach Venedig zurück. Seine Reisebeschreibung war publizistisch sehr erfolgreich: zwischen 1700 und 1728 kamen allein sieben italienische Ausgaben heraus. Das Werk wurde ins Englische und Französische übersetzt. Es wurde lange für fiktiv gehalten, jedoch konnte Alexander von Humboldt nachweisen, daß der Autor zumindest in Mexiko gewesen sein wußte. Der Wahrheitsgehalt der gesamten Reisebeschreibung gilt heute überwiegend als erwiesen. Besonders der Bericht über Mexiko (Band 6) wird als frühe und zuverlässige Quelle geschätzt. Als Übersetzer dieser französischen Ausgabe wird neben Louis Francois Dubois de Saint-Gelais machmal auch Eustache Lenoble genannt." ex: Eutiner Landesbibliothek (Griep/ Luber online). Anmerkungen zum Verfasser: "Gemelli-Carreri, Giovanni Francesco, geb. 1651 in Neapel, Rechtsgelehrter, bereiste 1689 die Länder Süd- u. Mitteleuropas, 1693 Ägypten, Palästina, Kleinasien, die Türkei, Armenien, Georgien, Persien, Hindostan, China, 1697 Mexico u. kehrte 1698 über Cadix nach Neapel zurück; seine Reisebeschreibung (Giro del mondo), Neap. 1699-1700, 6 Bde." ex: Pierer's Universal-Lexikon, Band 7. Altenburg 1859, S. 131 "...Gemelli Careri versuchte erneut, Karriere im neapolitanischen Gerichtswesen zu machen, sah sich aber wegen seiner bürgerlichen Herkunft behindert. So beschloss er, 1693 eine Reise rund um die Welt zu unternehmen, die ihn über Malta, Ägypten, das Heilige Land, Konstantinopel, Armenien, Persien und Indien bis nach China, die Philippinen und nach Mexiko führte. Von dort kehrte er mit einem spanischen Schiff nach Europa zurück. 1699 publizierte er in Neapel seinen sechsbändigen Reisebericht Reise um die Welt (Giro intorno al mondo). Gemelli Careri wird oft als erster Tourist bezeichnet. Seine Weltreise wurde lange Zeit für erdichtet gehalten, sie gilt heute jedoch nicht zuletzt wegen ihrer präzisen Detailbeschreibungen als authentisch. ..." ex: wiki "GEMELLI CARERI, Giovanni Francesco. - Nacque a Radicena (dal 1928 Taurianova) presso Reggio di Calabria tra il 15 e il 17 ott. 1648 (Fatica, p. 66). Compiuti i primi studi presso i gesuiti, si laureo il 3 apr. 1670 in utroque iure a Napoli, ove inizialmente presto la sua opera, svolgendo funzioni giudiziarie presso l'amministrazione del Vicereame, dal 1671 al 1685. In quest'ultimo anno, per gravi contrasti, abbandono l'impiego dando inizio al suo primo viaggio al di fuori dei confini del Regno e visitando in soli sei mesi l'Italia, la Francia, l'Inghilterra, i Paesi Bassi e la Germania. Nel 1686 partecipava alla guerra contro i Turchi in Ungheria dove, nel corso della battaglia per la presa di Buda (2 sett. 1686), rimase ferito. Rientrato a Napoli, dopo una breve parentesi ripartiva per l'Ungheria distinguendosi, sotto il comando del duca Carlo V di Lorena, durante la battaglia di Mohacs (12 ag. 1687). Il valore delle sue azioni militari e ben testimoniato dagli attestati e dalle lettere che il G. ricevette dal giovane principe Eugenio di Savoia, dall'ambasciatore spagnolo Carlo Emanuele d'Este marchese di Borgomanero e, soprattutto, dall'imperatore d'Austria Leopoldo I. Tuttavia, nonostante i molteplici encomi per la condotta militare, il G. otteneva dagli Asburgo, come ricompensa dei servigi prestati, la reintegrazione nella magistratura del Regno di Napoli solo per un tempo limitato, due bienni come auditore. A conclusione dei quattro anni (tra il 1689 e il 1693) che lo avevano visto operare a Lecce e all'Aquila, lasciando di se, soprattutto nella citta abruzzese, un ottimo ricordo, il G. si ritrovava di nuovo senza un lavoro soddisfacente. Egli attribui le ragioni e le responsabilita di questa nuova situazione ancora una volta a ignoti avversari. Tutto cio, unito a una grande passione per l'avventura, lo sospinse a intraprendere una nuova avventura, che lo porto a compiere, probabilmente primo nella storia, il giro del mondo via terra. La produzione letteraria del G. e limitata ad appena tre opere. La prima, Relazione delle campagne d'Ungheria, edita a Napoli nel 1689, e la seconda, Viaggi per l'Europa, edita anch'essa a Napoli (nel 1693), ebbero scarso successo e mantennero sostanzialmente nell'anonimato l'autore. Fu la terza, Giro del mondo, in 6 volumi (ibid. 1699-1700), che consegno alla storia il nome del G., rendendolo famoso in tutta Europa. Quando il G., il 13 giugno 1693, dette inizio all'impresa, nelle sue intenzioni non vi era certo il proposito di compiere il giro del mondo. Egli, al contrario, come ebbe occasione di riferire al fratello, un ecclesiastico, prima di partire aveva l'obiettivo di visitare la Terrasanta e il grande Impero cinese. Preso congedo dai suoi piu stretti amici e collaboratori, giunse, dopo aver toccato Malta e Alessandria, al Cairo, dove venne accolto dal console francese in Egitto. Quindi, visitate le piramidi e altri luoghi antichi, si reco a Gerusalemme. Rientrato ad Alessandria, riparti per Costantinopoli. Nella capitale dell'Impero turco fu arrestato dalle autorita locali che accusarono, lui italiano, di spionaggio, mentre visitava i navigli che venivano equipaggiati in vista della guerra contro Venezia. Fu solo grazie all'immediato intervento del console francese che pote riacquistare la liberta. Imbarcatosi per Trebisonda, dopo aver attraversato l'Armenia e la Georgia, il 17 luglio 1694, giunse in Persia a Isfahan, dove pote assistere all'avvento del nuovo scia Husain ibn Sulaiman, aggregandosi, per espresso invito dell'ambasciatore polacco, al seguito diplomatico di quella nazione. Il G. visito anche quelle che sembravano essere le rovine dell'antica citta di Persepoli. Quindi, raggiunta una localita che il G. indica come Bander-Congo, sul Golfo Persico, salpo alla volta dell'India, approdando a Daman il 10 genn. 1695. E, nonostante i grandi conflitti che imperversavano nella regione, tra i principi del Sud dell'India e il Gran Mogol, ottenne da quest'ultimo udienza privata. Rifiutata dal G. la proposta del Gran Mogol di restare al suo servizio, riparti per Goa, dove incontro il vicere portoghese per circa due ore. Da Goa, via mare, il 4 ag. 1695 raggiunse Macao, dove fu accolto nel convento dei padri agostiniani spagnoli. Quindi, si reco a Canton, il 19 agosto, tra la meraviglia sia dei francescani spagnoli, sia dei gesuiti portoghesi. Entrambi lo credettero, malgrado le ripetute smentite del G., inviato segreto del papa mandato in Cina a prendere informazioni tanto sugli ordini religiosi quanto sui problemi attinenti la giurisdizione episcopale. Nonostante cio, i frati lo aiutarono a trovare una guida e un domestico per raggiungere Pechino, dove fece il suo ingresso il 6 nov. ...

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        Observations on the nature of civil liberty, the principles of government, and the justice and policy of the war with America. To which is added an appendix, containing a state of the national debt, an estimate of the money drawn from the public by the taxes, and an account of the national income and expenditure since the last war

      London: T. Cadell. 1776. 8vo., (6) + 128pp., wanting the half-title, early instruction in ink to binder on title-page, recent cloth-backed marbled boards with morocco label on upper cover lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition. Goldsmiths 11512. Kress 7243. Stammhammer II, p.258. Sabin 65452. Thomas, Stephens and Jones 19A1. Adams 76-118a. [together with], Additional observations on the nature and value of civil liberty, and the war with America: also observations on schemes for raising money by public loans; an historical deduction and analysis of the national debt; and a brief account of the debts and resources of France.> London: T. Cadell. 1777. 8vo., xvi + 176pp., recent cloth-backed marbled boards with morocco label on upper cover lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition. Kress B.71. Stammhammer II p.258. Sabin 65444. Thomas, Stephens and Jones 20a. Adams 77-75a. Only later editions in Goldsmiths. Essays of some significance in Anglo-American history. 'Price had started writing the work early in November 1775 and it had taken him the better part of the winter to complete it. The pamphlet's popularity, apart from its intrinsic merits, was due to the fact that it was a spirited defence of the American colonists published at a time when relations between the colonies and the Mother Country were deteriorating to the point of rebellion. The first part examines the nature of liberty, the principles of government, and the circumstances in which one society can claim authority over another. The second discusses whether war with America could be justified and whether Britain had any prospects of success. In the Conclusion Price summarizes a speech which the Earl of Sherburne had made in the House of Lords in the debate on the American Prohibitory Bill.' [Thomas et al. p.56]. Price had for several years before the outbreak of hostilities been sympathetic to the cause of the American colonists. As a non-conformist he had long championed the cause of the freedom of worship and been disappointed in the lack of progress made towards it in England. For this reason he was less likely to support the establishment and the conventions of government as they had developed in his own country. In particular he believed that government had no part to play in religion. His theories of civil society, inspired by Locke, and based on the idea of implicit contract, took seriously the claims that political society is the creation of all> its members. It followed naturally from this that Price was the enemy of imperialism since imperialism involved claims to rule a community which did not derive from the will or consent of the constituent peoples. Price's support of the American colonists made him almost at once one of the best known men in England. 'The pamphlet provoked an extensive controversy. Some thirty pamphlets appeared from some of the best known controversialists of the day: including Adam Ferguson, John William Fletcher, Henry Goodricke, Richard Hey, John Lind, James Macpherson, John Shebbeare, and John Wesley. The City of London made Price a Freeman in recognition of his services to the cause of liberty. The pamphlet was translated into French, Dutch and German. It marked Price's emergence as a figure of national, indeed international, importance.' [Thomas et al. p.56]. The Additional Observations> 'is divided into three parts. In the first Price extends the analysis and the assessment of the value of liberty that he had given in the earlier pamphlet and points to what he believes are the tendencies that threaten the enjoyment of it. Among these he includes the general indifference on the part of the public to political matters, the diminution of the power and influence of the Commons, failure to secure triennial Parliaments, the acceptance of a standing army, the tolerance of a high level of public indebtedness, lack of vigilance in the control of public expenditure, the dangers implicit in the conduct of the Commons over the Middlesex election, and the growth in the power of the Crown through having the East India Company thrown 'into its hands'.' [Thomas et al. p.81].

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        An incredible rarity. Declaration signers Abraham Clark and John Hart sign an official Provincial Congress document in 1776. Ex- Sang collection

      n.p., March 2, 1776. 7.5 x 5.5. "This particular example is ex-Sang collection. Virtually no other items of this date signed by Hart have been sold at major public auctions in the last 25 years, only this and one other Clark 1776 document ever sold. The document reads in full, ""This is to certify that Caleb Camp hath attented as a Deputy in Provintial [sic] Congress in New Jersey, sixty days in this and a siting at Trenton in October last for which he is intitiuled [sic] to receive eineteen [sic] pounds twelve shillings proclamation. "" The document is signed ""Abra Clark"" and ""John Hart."" Clark writes out the date as well as signing his own name. A tiny gouge at the right margin affecting one word has been neatly strengthened on the verso. The certificate is addressed to either of the Treasurers of the Provincial Congress. On the verso, the docket is signed by Silas Condict, New Jersey member of the Continental Congress and by Jesse Hand, who states the certificate has been ""examined and allowed"". Beneath their docket is an ADS of Camp acknowledging receipt of the money."

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        Le Militaire Philosophe ou Difficultés sur la Religion proposées au R.P. Malebranche, Prêtre de l'Oratoire. Par un ancien Officier.

      - Londres [i.e. Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey], 1776. In-12, plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments fleuronnés, triple filets d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées, (2) f., (4), 192 p. Dernière édition ancienne sortie des presses de Marc-Michel Rey à Amsterdam de ce "bréviaire du matérialisme". Largement récrit et adapté par Naigeon et par D’Holbach qui aurait composé la dernière partie, l’ouvrage se base sur un texte clandestin qui circulait dès la première décennie du XVIIIe s. sous forme de manuscrit: "Difficultés sur la religion proposées au P. Malebranche", attribué à Robert Challe (cf. O. Bloch, 'Le matérialisme au XVIIIe'). L'ouvrage a toujours été rare si l'on en croit la ‘Correspondance’ de Grimm (cité par Belin, ‘Commerce du livre’, p. 106). (Vercruysse, ‘Holbach’, 1776- A7). Quelques petits accrocs et épidermures. Reliure légèrement frottée. Petite tache d'encre en tête. Bon exemplaire, relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wienerisches Finger-Kalenderl für das Schaltjahr 1776. Wien, J. F. Baumgartner u. S. Härtl (1775). 70 x 25 mm. 22 nn.Bll., mit 12 Kupfertafeln u. 1 (mehrf. gef.) gest. Tabelle, Hldr. d. Zt.

      . . Sehr selten.- Im Klein-Hochformat erschienener Wiener Miniaturkalender mit 12 Trachtenkupfern (Engländer, Africaner, Persianer, Spanier, Bayrischer Bauer, Italiener, Polac, Gutter Teutscher, Ungar, Türck, Hollender, Franzos).- Titel mit kleinem Steuerstempel. Ohne die beiden Emailledeckeln.- Der Innenspiegel mit einem kleinen Spiegel, im hinteren Innenspiegel mit Stecktasche.

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        Memoires pour servir a la connaissance des affaires politiques et économiqu EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Londres (|& se trouve à Dresde cheez Conrad Walther): S.n., 1776. Fine. S.n., à Londres ( & se trouve à Dresde cheez Conrad Walther) 1776, 2 tomes en un Vol. Pet. in 4 (16,5x20cm), x (6) 431pp. (1), relié. - First edition, rare, of Canzler from Barbier (Dict. anonymous works). Title pages in red and black, illustrated with two vignettes. 43 tables flyers. Two figures of the orders of chivalry. The two volumes are continuous pagination. Half Calf fawn with small time corners. Back tooled raised florets 4 cold and cold nets; title and volume number struck cold. The work presents a complete military and political panorama of Sweden, mainly economic perspective, history, ... (spreading art, architecture ...) The author, as announced in preface, spent seven years in the country, taking care with the aim of its future work, attending scholars, libraries and anything that might serve his purpose. Trade, the country's finances are finely and carefully studied. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, de Canzler d'après Barbier (Dict. des ouvrages anonymes). Pages de titres en rouge et noir, illustrées de deux vignettes. 43 tableaux dépliants. Deux figures des ordres de chevalerie. Les deux tomes sont à pagination continue. Reliure en demi veau fauve à petits coins d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons à froid et de filets à froid ; titre et tomaison frappés à froid. L'oeuvre présente un panorama complet de la Suède, essentiellement du point de vue économique, historique, militaire et politique... (écartant l'art, l'architecture...) L'auteur, comme l'annonce la préface, a vécu sept années dans le pays, en prenant soin dans le but de son ouvrage futur, de fréquenter les savants, les bibliothèques et tout ce qui pouvait servir son dessein. Le commerce, les finances du pays sont finement et scrupuleusement étudiés.

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        A New Map of the Province of Quebec

      1776 - Capt. Carver A New Map of the Province of Quebec 21" x 28" 1776 $4,200

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      [London: Thomas Hart, March 26, 1776].. Engraved mezzotint, 13 x 9 3/4 inches. 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. CRESSWELL 9. THE ENGLISH SATIRICAL PRINT: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 51. BM CATALOGUE OF PRINTS 5331.

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