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        Carte De La Lithuanie Russienne qui comprend les Palatinats de Livonie, de Witepsk, de Miscislaw, et une partie de ceux de Polock et de Minsk cé dés la Pologne á la Russie. Dressée sur l'Exemplaire des Héritiers Homann 1775. A Venise, Par P. Santini 1776 Chez M. Remondini. - P.I. 50':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Paolo Santini aus Atlas Universel b. Giuseppe Antonio Remondini in Venedig, dat. 1776, 55,5 x 44 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 105. - Zeigt Russisch-Litauen. - Unten links Titelkartsuche. - Im Zentrum der Karte Orsha. - Rare regional map of Russian Lithuania, showing remarkable detail along the upper Dniepr and Dwina River regions, from Liefland to Mscislaw and Woiwodschaft. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Guida per il viaggio d'Italia in posta nuova edizione

      1776. GRAND TOUR. Guida per il viaggio d'Italia in posta nuova edizione... viii, 64 pp. Illustrated with 25 engraved fold-out maps. 8vo., 172 x 120 mm, bound in original marbled wrappers, uncut. Turin: Presso li Fratelli Reycends...dalla Stamperia d'Ignazio Soffietti, 1776. |~||~||~||~||~| A rare guide to the routes between Italian cities clearly intended for those embarking on the Grand Tour. Twenty five engraved maps illustrate the distances and stops along the way between major Italian cities. Many of the maps are embellished with images of sailing ships, gondolas and depict hills, mountains, rivers, lakes and towns along the path. The text, in both Italian and French, details the directions of each map and a section at the end spells out tolls and taxes. The title suggests that this is a new edition, however, we find no indication of an earlier edition and Fossati Bellani makes no mention of one either. This is a rare book, with OCLC locating just one copy in the US at the Getty. Although one signature has become loose and the spine is a bit worn , this copy remains in appealing original condition. PROVENANCE: Contemporaneous inscription on the front fly-leaf reading "Wm. Rooke Turin Oct. 20th 1777" Fossati Bellani 395.

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        LA VIE ET LES OPINIONS DE TRISTRAM SHANDY. Traduites de l’Anglois de Stern, par M. Frénais.

      "Yorck"Paris: Chez Ruault Libraire rue de la Harpe prés de la rue Serpente.; A Londres. -1785 1776 - First edition in French. Four volumes. Vol. I 356pp; Vol. II 328pp; Vol III 338pp; Vol IV 347pp. Half titles to volumes I and II. Parts I & II translated by Frénais, parts III & IV by M.D.L.B. [Antoine-Griffet de la Baume]. Contemporary calf with gilt titles on red leather labels and gilt borders between the raised bands on the spine. Page edges stained red. Bindings with some wear at the joints worn but sound. In very good original condition, the pages clean throughout. A very attractive copy. Rare complete in the first edition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round The World

      London: W.Bowyer 1776 - 4to. 15th edition. Pp.xx,417,[2]. 42 copper plates.Bound in original full leather with recent leather spine withy gilt lines and raised bands. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Hand-Coloured Aquatint Engraving From] SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON'S Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities. ]

      Naples 1766-1776 - A single aquatint plate drawn and engraved after the original pieces in the Hamilton collection. The colour aquatint shows a confrontation between two men, one brandishing a sword, with cloak draped over his left arm, the other attempting to ward him off, a stylized tree flanks the illustration. The background is black, the image coloured with shades of tan, terra-cotta and gold. Printed on a single folio sheet measuring approximately 20" x 13", the image approximately 11.5" X 9.5"., Now presented in cream mounting boards 22" x18" behind clear mylar. A very fine plate in an excellent state of preservation. A BEAUTIFUL AND IMPRESSIVE PLATE FROM A MASTERPIECE OF CLASSIC ART RENDERINGS AND PUBLICATION. Hamilton served as British envoy to the court of Naples where he began collecting Greek vases and other antiquities immediately upon arriving at his post. In 1766–67 he published a volume of engravings of his collection entitled A Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Honble. Wm. Hamilton. A further three volumes were produced in 1769–76. Josiah Wedgwood the potter and porcelain maker drew great inspiration from the reproductions presented in Hamilton's volumes. While widely recognized for their beauty, the reproductions from Hamilton's vases have become evidence of the irreconcilable problem of neoclassicism in the Romantic period. Significant changes in the way the vases were engraved over a span of thirty or forty years demonstrate how an immutable collection of objects is subject to radical shifts in representation in response to the social and artistic styles of the time. [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. viii, 493, [1], 6, 6, 4, 4, 3, [1], 15, [1] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Recent half calf and marbled boards, red morocco label. Head of title leaf excised with no loss of text. Stamped ownership notation Miers*Fisher/1769 with ink markings "Bot of ... January 3 1781". Fine. Felcone, New Jersey Books, 158; Evans 14911

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        UNA STAMPA DA Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies, as They Have Been Communicated to the Royal Society of London (?Societati Regiae Londini Gulglielmus Hamilton Baln. Ord. Eques. D. D. D. 1776? )

      (2) cc. (47x33 cm) dal secondo volume dell?opera: frontespizio inciso e dipinto da Pietro Fabris che raffigura le Isole Eolie, e sua descrizione bilingue alla carta successiva.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antonio Pettini]
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        L'Iliade, traduction nouvelle.

      - Paris, Barbou, Moutard et Ruault, 1776. 3 volumes in-4, (4)-LV-(1)-260, (4)-301-(1) et (4)-286-2) pp., 3 frontispices (d'après Cochin gravés par Romanet), reliure plein veau raciné, dos richement ornés, roulettes d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées, belles gardes de papier bleu tamponné, grandes marges (dos un peu frottés). Bel exemplaire en riche reliure de l'époque, très grand de marges, enrichi de la suite complète des 25 vignettes de Biosse pour l'édition de 1791, montées en regard de chaque début de chant. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        LA VIE ET LES OPINIONS DE TRISTRAM SHANDY Traduites de l’Anglois de Stern, par M Frénais

      ?"Yorck?"[Paris]: Chez Ruault, Libraire, rue de la Harpe, prés de la rue Serpente.; A Londres. 1776-1785. First edition in French. Four volumes. Vol. I 356pp; Vol. II 328pp; Vol III 338pp; Vol IV 347pp. Half titles to volumes I and II. Parts I & II translated by Frénais, parts III & IV by M.D.L.B. [Antoine-Griffet de la Baume]. Contemporary calf with gilt titles on red leather labels and gilt borders between the raised bands on the spine. Page edges stained red. Bindings with some wear at the joints worn but sound. In very good original condition, the pages clean throughout. A very attractive copy. Rare complete in the first edition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Representation de marbres, graves & mis en couleurs d'apres nature; avec lears noms en Hollandois, Allemand, Anglois, Francois & Latin / A representation of different sort of marble, ingraved and set out in their natural colours; also set forth with the Dutch, German, English, French and Latin names / Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten. Nach der Natur auf das sorgfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet und mit beygefügten Holländischen, Deutschen, Englischen, Französischen und Lateinischen Namen herausgegeben / Afbeelding der marmor soorten, volgens hunne natuurlyke koleuren. Naaukeurig afgebeeld, ook met de bygevoegde Hollandsche, Hooghduitsche, Engelsche, Fransche en Latynsche benaamingen voorzien/ Marmora et adfines aliquot lapides coloribus suis.

      . Amsterdam, J. C. Sepp, 1776. 4to (28.5 x 21.6 cm). Five (French, English, German, Dutch, Latin) titles, each with a different engraved vignette, five (Dutch, German, English, French, Latin) letters to the reader, half title (in five languages, Bayreutse Marmer on top) [14] pp., 78 figs on 13 plates (1-13); half-title (do., Wurtenbergsche Marmer [12] pp., 72 figs on 12 plates (14-25); half title (do., Neresheimsche Marmer), [6] pp., 45 figs on five plates (26-30); half title do., Durlachse Marmer) [8] pp., 36 figs on six plates (31-36); half title (do. Saltzbursche Marmer) [6] pp., 36 figs on six plates (37-42); half title (do., Zwitsersche Marmer uit het Canton Bern) [7] pp., 28 figs on seven plates (43-49); [5] pp., eight figures on three plates (50-52); half title (do., Tyroolsche Marmer) [3] pp., 12 figs on two plates (53-54); half title (do., Marmer uit Brabant) [11, blank, 4] pp., 48 figs on eight plates (61-68); half title (do., Marmer uit Saxen) [10] pp., 30 figs on five plates (69-73); Florentinische Marmer [caption to plates, no text pp.] 36 figs on six plates (74-79). In total 86 descriptive text pages, 73 beautifully engraved hand-coloured plates containing 409 figures of marble. Contemporary full mottled calf; spine with five raised bands, richly gilt ornamented compartments and one red morocco label with gilt title. All edges red.l Second edition of this magnificent and outstanding colour plate book, depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries, including Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy. Apparently each of the rectangular panels represents the appearance of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine. While one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercolour painting, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colours have been laid. Only a few copies of this second edition are known to possess a maximum of 98 plates, of which this copy has the vast majority. Only one copy with 98 plates has ever been auctioned. And one truly exceptional copy with 100 plates has recently become known. Auction records from for the past 50 years are very scarce and demonstrate a large variety in the number of plates (i.e. 23, 30, 42, 68 and only one with 73, like ours). We believe this proves that the work was issued in parts by subscription, and accounts for all copies containing less than the maximum number of plates. The maximum number is listed in the British Museum Catalogue and in Brunet only. The few other copies recorded all lack 20 or more plates, usually towards the end of the book. This copy is remarkable for having a part of the Italian section, with six plates. The text appears in four modern languages in rectangular columns and the Latin text at the bottom. The Latin and German descriptive text is by Casimir Christoph Schmidel (1718-1792). Each section has its own title and preface; the accompanying text ends with plate 73. The next section "Florentinische Marmer" is only denoted by the caption of plate 74. Brunet IV may be in error listing text up to plate 75. Most plates, except a few, are tissue guarded. All pages clean and plates with colouring very fresh and vivid. A fine copy. Brunet IV, col. 1243; V, col. 1465 (with 98 plates). Cat BM(NH), pp. 1243, 2340 (with 98 plates); Landwehr, 1; Sinkankas, 7281 (with 54 plates)..

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        De Anima brutorum commentaria

      1776. SOLDINI, Franceso Maria. De Anima Brutorum commentaria curiousum nobii Natura ingenium dedit. [2], 256 pp. Illustrated with engraved title-page printed in both sepia and azure, 8 full-page engraved plates printed in azure and 7 elaborate historiated initials printed in sepia. 8vo., 220 x 145 mm, bound in contemporary red Augsburg brocade paper with a gilt floral motief. [Florence: Cambiagi Regius, 1776]. |~||~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, a finally bound copy of this exotic example of eighteenth-century Italian colour-printing. The subject matter is a mysterious bestiary, illustrated in form with colour-printed copper-plates incorporating elements of mythology, animal psychology, comparative psychology, zoology, evolution and creationism. Soldini's De Anima Brutorum, issued nearly a century before Darwin's theories of evolution, earned a place on the Index Librorum Prohibitarum (probably on account of its pro-evolutionary position). In one astonishing plate appear two bizarre prehistoric beasts (one of which can only be described as an eight-legged crocodile-rooster) and a rhinoceros (drawn after Albrecht Durer). There are plates of shellfish and amphibians invading the land from the sea (obviously anti-creationistic), and several plates of various birds and mammals, including a hairy ape with distinctly human features. Aside from some scattered staining, mostly marginal, this is an exceptionally large uncut copy in a gorgeous decorative binding, near fine overall. PROVENANCE: Sepia toned bookplate signed "Mont. Spreti" on the front paste-down. Brunet V, 427. Eales, Cole Library 1941.

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        The Book of Martyrs. Containing an Account of the Sufferings and Death of the Protestants in the Reign of Queen Mary the First. Illustrated with Copper-Plates. Originally written by Mr. John Fox. Now carefully Revised and Corrected with a Recommendatory Preface by the Rev. Mr. Madan

      London: For H. Trapp, 1776., 1776. Folio; pp. 815, (4). Complete with 30 copper engraved plates and a copper engraved title page. Recently bound to period style in full speckled calf with blind tooled raised bands and red title label to spine, panelled boards. Occasional browning, light occasional foxing, offsetting of plates on to text. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Reglement De La Confrerie De L'Adoration Perpetuelle Du S. Sacrament, Et La Bonne Mort. Erigee dans L'Eglise Paroissiale de Ville-Marie, en L'Isle de Montreal, en Canada

      Montreal, 1776., 1776. SECOND EDITION. 16mo., (11½ x 8½ cm). Contemporary grey paper covered boards, extremities generally worn, boards creased. Clean, but for a touch of marginal foxing and browning to end papers. Small school stamp. Very Good. Rare. Second Edition (First published in Philadelphia). One of the first books to be published by Mesplet, the first printer west of Quebec.

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        FRANKFURT. Komplette Folge von 6 Ansichten "äußere Prospekte der Stadt Frankfurt".

      - 6 Radierungen von Johann Jakob Koller, 1776-77, je ca. 28 bis 29 x 46 bis 48 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXI, S. 239 (diese Folge erwähnt); Slg. Stiebel I, 22: "berühmte Folge". - Der Zürcher Zeichner und Radierer Koller (1846 - 1806 in Amsterdam) war von 1774 bis 1777 in Frankfurt ansässig. In dem Kaufmann Peter Florus Gerning fand er einen Gönner, der ihm eine reiche künstlerische Entfaltung ermöglichte. Sein bedeutendstes Werk aus dieser Zeit ist die vorliegende Folge. - Das Titelblatt mit reicher floraler und ornamentaler Umrahmung, gestochener Widmung an den Magistrat der Stadt und im unteren Teil mit einer Ansicht den Main entlang; ferner vier Gesamtansichten aus den vier Himmelsrichtung und eine Ansicht "von der Wald-Seite". Alle Blätter mit deutschen und französischen Titeln, Wappen und Datierungen. Im weißen Unterrand jeweils mit kleinem Sammlerstempel (bekrönte Initiale N; nicht bei Lugt). - Mittelfaltspuren; ein Blatt mit hinterlegtem Einriss bzw. Quetschfalte; mit knappen Rändchen. - Alle Blätter in einheitlichen, älteren Holzrahmen mit vergoldeten Fleurons auf den schwarzen Ecken und vergoldetem Perlstab. Sehr repräsentative Folge!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        A rare Massachusetts document dated July 4, 1776 with among the earliest example of references to royal authority crossed out!

      Watertown, July 4, 1776. 8.25" x 13.25". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""J[ames] Bowdin,"" ""Jer[emiah] Powell,"" ""T[homas] Cushing,"" ""Rich[ar]d Derby Jun.,"" ""John Whitcomb,"" ""Eldad Taylor,"" ""S[amuel] Holten,"" delegate to Continental Congress ""Moses Gill,"" ""John Taylor,"" ""B White,"" ""W[illia]m Phillips,"" ""Benj[amin] Austin,"" ""Henry Gardner,"" ""Dan[ie]l Davis,"" and ""Fra[ncis] Dana,"" 1 page, 8.25"" x 13.25"", Watertown, July 4, 1776, engrossed in the hand and signed by John Avery (""Jno. Avery"") as Deputy Secretary who also altered the document to cross out printed references to royal authority on the document, an appointment of Henry Smith as a coroner for Suffolk County. Additionally endorsed on the verso by Samuel Holten and Richard Derby, Jr. attesting to the fact that Smith took his oath of office on July 26, 1776. Partial fold separations reinforced on verso with archival tissue, some minor marginal wear, else clean and bright and in very good condition. A rare document, dated the same day that the Continental Congress approved the text of the Declaration of Independence, which of course was unbeknownst to the members of the Massachusetts Provincial Council who signed at the left margin. (News of independence did not reach Boston until July 9, 1776). At that juncture, local civil servants began to obliterate the printed references to royal authority until revised forms could be printed. In this case Avery has crossed out the text: ""GEORGE THE THIRD, By the Grace of GOD, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith, &c."" with ""The Government and people of Massachusetts Bay in New England."" Avery also took care to alter ""Year of Our Reign,"" to read ""Year of our Lord."" (Optical spectrometer images of the obscured text are included for reference). Samuel Holton, who endorsed the verso, includes the dateline, ""State of Massachusetts Bay, July 26, 1776,"" reflecting the fact that Massachusetts was no longer part of the British Empire, but rather a sovereign ""State."" The document features some important signatures including James Bowdin (1726-1790) who led the investigation into the Boston Massacre and collaborated with Franklin on electricity; Thomas Cushing (1725-1788) who, among other accomplishments, oversaw the purchase of two 32-gun frigates for the Continental Navy; Moses Gill (1734-1800) who had escorted George Washington to Boston in 1775 to take command of the forces besieging Boston; and Francis Dana (1743-1811) a signer of the Articles of Confederation and served as the United States minister to Russia from 1780 to 1783. Affixed to the top left corner of the document is a superb embossed seal designed by Paul Revere in 1775 to replace the seal used by the royal governor of the province. The seal features a soldier with a sword in one hand and the Magna Carta in the other. Surrounding him his the motto: ""ENSE PETIT PLACIDAM SUB LIBERTATE QUIETEM"" (loosely translated: ""By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."") This seal would be used for all official Massachusetts documents until 1780 when a new motif was adopted. Documents bearing the date July 4, 1776 seldom appear in the marketplace and are highly prized by collectors. We record only 8 other examples to have sold at auction the high water mark being the Ceasar Rodney letter to his brother which fetched nearly 1/2 a million dollars in 1989. The manuscript alterations to the document to remove references to royal authority only increase the desirability of this superb document. "

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        Observations on the Importance of the American Revolution, and the Means of Making it a Benefit to the World

      London Printed Philadelphia: Dunlap, 1776. First American Edition, First Issue dated "1776' and with p. 71 wrongly marked. 1 vols. 8vo. Later wrappers. The author was a close friend of Franklin and "the most influential British advocate of American independence." (Howes). Howes P 585 ; Adams, American Controversy 1776-118a , notes; Adams American Pamphlet 224t

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        Deutsches Museum. (Hrsg. v. H. Chr. Boie und Chr. K. W. v. Dohm; ab August 1778 von Boie allein). 13 Jahrgänge in 26 Bänden (alles Erschienene). Mit 9 Kupfern, 19 Musikbeilagen und 2 Tabellen. Einheitliche Pappbde d. Z. mit farb. Rückenschild.

      Leipzig, Weygand, 1776-1788.. . Vollständiges und einheitlich gebundenes Exemplar der bedeutendsten deutschen literarischen und historischen Zeitschrift ihrer Zeit. "Keine andere Zeitschrift, selbst der 'Merkur' [von Wieland] nicht, hatte so glänzende Namen unter den Mitarbeitern und so wertvolle Beiträge wie das 'Museum', das für die Zeit eine parteilose, vermittelnde Stellung einnahm und aufhörte, als die Bewegung der Revolution die ruhige Haltung der Blätter nicht mehr duldete" (Goedeke). "Hier lag eine Zeitschrift vor, deren toleranter Herausgeber auf kein bestimmtes literarisches Programm verpflichtet und redlich bemüht war, den verschiedenen literarischen Richtungen gerecht zu sein ... Es ist ein Mittelding zwischen moralischer Wochenschrift, Tageszeitung, literarisch-kritischer Zeitschrift und Almanach. Es ist Programmzeitschrift der Geniebewegung, läßt aber auch die Angegriffenen zu Wort kommen, ist Vorahner eines neuen Vaterlandsgefühls, Präger des Weltbürgertums, erschließt altdeutsche Dichtungen, schlägt Brücken nach Österreich und bietet das bunte Gewimmel auf dem deutschen Parnaß dar von der Halberstädter Anakreontik und den Bremer Beiträgen bis zu Klopstock, den Genies und der neuen Ballade. Es hat seinen festen Platz zwischen dem ästhetischen Programmjournalismus Gottscheds und Schillers Horen und Musenalmanach" (Newald). Zu den Autoren gehörten Bürger, Campe, Claudius, C. F. Cramer, Ch. W. Dohm, Gg. Forster, Goeckingk, Goethe, Hamann, Heinse, Herder, F. H. und G. Jacobi, Jung-Stilling, Klinger, Klopstock, Lenz, Lessing, Lichtenberg, Mendelssohn, Moritz, Maler Müller, Fr. Nicolai, J. F. Reichardt, Schiller, Schubart, Stäudlin, die Brüder Stolberg, Voss, Wezel, Winckelmann und viele andere mehr. Viele dieser Autoren sind mit Erstdrucken vertreten, so z. B. Bürger mit 'Lenardo und Blandine', Campe (Robinson, Joseph II.), Eschenburg (u. a. Verteidigung Shakespeares), Goethe (mehrfach, darunter im 10. Band auf S. 7 das sonst nirgends zu Lebzeiten Goethes veröffentlichte Gedicht: "Alles geben die Götter ..."), Hamann (Ueber den Stil), Jung-Stilling (An Schiller), Herder (Schmetterling), Klinger (Pyrrhus Leben und Tod), Ephraim Moses Kuh (Gedichte eines jüdischen Gelehrten), Lenz (Zerbino und Landprediger), Lessing (Teilung), Lichtenberg (mehrfach), K. Ph. Moritz (Vorschlag zu einem Magazin einer Erfahrungs-Seelenkunde), Schiller (Rheinische Thalia), Wezel (Wildheit und Großmuth; Ankündigung des 'Robinson'). - Teils gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Insgesamt gutes und ansprechendes Exemplar. Vollständige Exemplare dieser Zeitschrift sind außerordentlich selten. Seit 1950 ist neben dem Exemplar der Sammlung Schocken (dieses mit den 4 Bänden 'Neues deutsches Museum') nur ein weiteres in modernen Einbänden im Auktionshandel angeboten worden. - Diesch 1049. Kirchner 4495. Wilke II 141 ff. Goed. IV l, 985, 4. Kippenberg I 486.

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        Les Mannequins

      (Paris): No printer,, (1776). Octavo 165 × 103 mm). Recent half morocco and marbled boards by Ottmann-Duplanil, spine direct lettered gilt, top edge gilt. Engraved armorial bookplate of A. Gitton du Plessis. Bookseller's description tipped onto the title. Outer and lower edges uncut; an excellent copy. Rare first edition of a satirical tale, attributed to Louis XVIII, targeting Turgot and the Economistes, including Condorcet, Dupont de Nemours and Mirabeau. The title page verso contains a printed key to the characters in the tale, using simple approximate anagrams. A reader has added further names in pencil.

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        Oeuvre du Chevalier Hedlinger ou Recueil des Medailles de ce Celebre Artiste, . .gravées en taille douce, accompagnées d'une explication historique et critique, et précédées de la vie de l'auteur.

      1776. . 1776 - Impreso por Jean Schweighauser. Basle (Basilea), Suiza. . 1 Vol. . Portada+1 H.+XL láminas+XXXIV pp.+64 pp. Gran Folio. Cartoné. Filatelia / Numismática / Postas / Coleccionismo , Idiomas (Francés), Siglo XVIII . Obra que recoge el trabajo como grabador de medallas del artesano suizo J.C. Hedlinger. Ilustrado con 40 láminas calcográficas que reproducen sus mejores trabajos, seguidas de una biografía de Hedlinger y una explicación de las medallas de las láminas.

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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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        Untersuchung der Natur und Ursachen von Nationalreichthümern, Aus dem Englischen. 2 Bände.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, 1776-78. 8vo. Bound in two nice uniform contemporary half calf bindings with five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Ex-libris pasted on to pasted down front free end-papers and a small embossed stamp to front free end paper on volume 1 ("Buchhändler u. Antiquar Carl Helf"). Stamp to p. 1 of both volumes. Spines with light soiling and capital on volume 1 lacking a small part of the leather. A few light brown spots throught. A fine set. VIII, 632 pp; XII, 740 pp.. Exceedingly rare first German edition, also being the very first overall translation, of Adam Smith's ground-breaking main work, the "Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations". This seminal first translation of the work was undertaken by J.F. Schiller, who finished the first part of the translation in time for it to appear as soon as 1776, the same year as the original English edition. The second part appeared in 1778, the same year as the exceedingly scarce first French translation. This first German translation has been of the utmost importance to the spreading of Smith's ideas throughout Europe, and, after the true first, this must count as the most important edition of the work."The influence of the Wealth of Nations [...] in Germany [...] was so great that 'the whole of political economy might be divided into two parts - before and since Adam Smith; the first part being a prelude, and the second a sequel." (Backhouse, Roger E., The Methodology of Economics: Nineteenth-Century British Contributions, Routledge, 1997.)"The first review of the translation, which appeared in the Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen for March 10, 1777, by J. G. H. Feder, professor of Philosophy at the University of Göttingen, was very favorable. In the words of the reviewer: "It is a classic; very estimable both for its thorough, not too limited, often far-sighted political philosophy, and for the numerous, frequently discursive historical notes," but the exposition suffers from too much repetition." (Lai, Cheng-chung. Adam Smith Across Nations: Translations and Receptions of The Wealth of Nations, Clarendon Press, UK, 2000).Until 1797, [...], the work of Adam Smith received scant attention in Germany. While Frederick II was living, Cameralism held undisputed sway in Prussia, and the economic change which began with the outbreak of the French Revolution had still not gained sufficient momentum to awake the economic theorists from their dogmatic slumber." (Lai, Cheng-chung. Adam Smith Across Nations: Translations and Receptions of The Wealth of Nations, Clarendon Press, UK, 2000).Various German economist read the german translations and was inspired by it."Christian Garve, [...], must be considered as among the important contributors to the spread of Smith's views. Himself a popularizer of philosophical doctrines, he was early attracted by the Scotch writers and became one of their foremost exponents in Germany." In 1791 Garve began a second translation of the Smith's work and in the introduction to the the translation he wrote: "It (Smith's work) attracted me as only few books have in the course of my studies through the number of new views which it gave me not only concerning the actual abject of his investigations, but concerning all related material from the philosophy of civil and social life". Georg Sartorius, August Ferdinand Lueder and, perhaps the most important economist of the period, Christian Jacob Kraus, were all important figures in the spread of Smith's thought. "The most significant of Kraus' works and that also which shows his conception of economic science most clearly is the five-volume work entitled State Economy. The first four volumes of this work are little more than a free paraphrase of the Wealth of Nations". Kraus was: "to a large extent responsible for the economic changes which took place in Prussia after 1807, in so far as they can be ascribed to Smithan influence." (Lai, Cheng-chung. Adam Smith Across Nations: Translations and Receptions of The Wealth of Nations, Clarendon Press, UK, 2000).Kraus wrote of the present volume: "[T]he world has seen no more important book than that of Adam Smith.... [C]ertainly since the times of the New Testament no writing has had more beneficial results than this will have.... [Smith's doctrines form] the only true, great, beautiful, just and beneficial system." (Fleischacker, Samuel , A Third Concept of Liberty, Princeton University Press, 1999.)_____________Hailed as the "first and greatest classic of modern thought" (PMM 221), Adam Smith's tremendously influential main work has had a profound impact on thought and politics, and is considered the main foundation of the era of liberal free trade that dominated the nineteenth century. Adam Smith (1723-1790) is considered the founder of Political Economy in Britain, mainly due to his groundbreaking work, the "Wealth of Nations" from 1776. The work took him 12 years to write and was probably in contemplation 12 years before that. It was originally published in two volumes in 4to, and was published later the same year in Dublin in three volumes in 8vo. The book sold well, and the first edition, the number of which is unknown, sold out within six months, which came as a surprise to the publisher, and probably also to Smith himself, partly because the work "requires much thought and reflection (qualities that do not abound among modern readers) to peruse to any purpose." (Letter from David Hume, In: Rae, Life of Adam Smith, 1895, p. 286), partly because it was hardly reviewed or noticed by magazines or annuals. In spite of this, it did evoke immense interest in the learned and the political world, and Buckle's words that the work is "in its ultimate results probably the most important book that has ever been written", and that it has "done more towards the happiness of man than has been effected by the united abilities of all the statesmen and legislators of whom history has preserved an authentic account" (History of Civilisation, 1869, I:214) well describes the opinion of a great part of important thinkers then as well as now. Kress S. 2567Goldsmith 11394Menger 521Not in Einaudi

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        Rieppl und Hannß oder Das Gevatter Bitten. Ein Duett á Basso Imo / Basso IIdo / Violino Imo / Violine IIdo e Violonzello. Composta dal Signore Frances. Aumann, Can. Reg. ad Stum Florianum

      Manuskript (Stimmen), [nach 1776].. 4°, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3 S. Papierumschlag d. Zt. dekorativ mit roter u. schwarzer Tinte beschrieben. Umschlagränder eingerissen, einige Stimmen etwas staubfleckig, sonst sehr gut. Dormann, Aumann 411 f., ?-ML I/72 f. - Sehr frühe Abschrift - Äußerst reizvolle Duettszene im oberösterreichischen Dialekt. Bauer und Gevatter streiten über die Namensgebung des Taufkindes: 'Guten Moring Hannß, I hab ä schöni Bitt, mei Hannß väsag mäs nit. Än Sohn Burbe hat heunt Nacht mein Wei auf d?'Welt bracht, Du sollst halt wern mein Gfadä und destwege bin I dadä.' Der Text stammt aus dem Lustspiel 'Der ernsthafte Spaß oder der versoffene Hanns oder So bessert man Trunkenbolde' (1776) von P. Maurus Lindemayr (1723-1783), dem erfolgreichsten Vertreter mundartlicher Dichtung im barocken ?-sterreich. (vgl. Dormann S. 69 f.) - Aumann (1728-1797) trat 1753 in St. Florian ein und wirkte ab 1755 als Regens chori ebenda. 'Seine in der Wiener und Salzburger Lokaltradition stehenden Werke zeigen auch neapolitanische und venezianische Einflüsse und sind handschriftlich über ganz ?-sterreich, Teile Süddeutschlands, Böhmens, Mährens und Ungarns verbreitet. [... Aumanns] kontrapunktisches Können und farbige Harmonik haben noch den jungen A. Bruckner beeindruckt.' (?-ML)

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      [Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes], Nov. 2, 1776.. Broadside, 15 x 9½ inches. Several folds, minor staining, fold lines reinforced with archival tape on verso. Good. Early November, 1776, was a dark moment for the American side in the Revolution. Washington had been routed from New York, the victory at Trenton had yet to occur, and the ability of the young United States to succeed seemed questionable. This important inspirational Revolutionary War broadside issued by the Massachusetts House of Representatives only four months after the Declaration of Independence, sought to rally the Patriot cause. The address roundly denounces Great Britain and its government in polemical language in the style of the preamble of the Declaration. It also pledges the support of the American army by the General Court of Massachusetts, emphasizes the importance of Massachusetts soldiers, and urges them to re- enlist. Massachusetts soldiers were vital in the Revolutionary War effort, practically the backbone of the Continental Army. However, desertion had become a major issue by October 1776, and this message was issued as part of an effort by the Massachusetts government to stem the tide of desertion as well as motivate new recruits for the war effort. This fiery exhortation to take up arms against the British Crown reads, in part: ^"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 peace 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 American soldiers are promised supplies and every bit of support from their new government, but warned of the dangers of desertion in the face of the impending crisis: "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." The document also promises glory in posterity for the Continental Army, reminding the soldiers that their names will be "honourably preferred to the end of time" and that "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." ^The message ends by reiterating to the soldiers that their government stands firmly behind them, promising "comfortable supplies and necessary reinforcements" during their fight for freedom, at the end of which the American army will be "crowned with a glorious victory, and return honourably from the field, bringing deliverance to distressed America." ^An eloquent entreaty from a besieged government attempting to galvanize its army, calling upon their "courage and patriotism" and promising them the immortality that awaits them at the end of their struggle. "A message of inspiration and encouragement for distribution among the troops of the State in the Northern and Southern armies" - Rosenbach. Rare, Evans lists copies at the Library of Congress, Boston Public, and New York Public. OCLC lists additional copies at AAS and the Houghton Library. EVANS 14868. FORD 1999. CUSHING 956. ROSENBACH 14:70. OCLC 5812765.

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        Elements of Conchology: or, An Introduction to the Knowledge of Shells. With Seven Plates, Containing Figures of Every Genus of Shells

      London: Benjamin White, 1776. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First edition. John Stackhouse armorial bookplate on front paste-down - Stackhouse was a British botanist (Catalogue of British and American Book-plates, p. 180). Pencil note on front free endpaper, single plate loose at binding but easily repaired, minor loss of gilt from spine titles. 1776 Full-Leather. [i]-viii, iii-vi, 318, [2] pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt titles & decorations. Seven engraved fold-out plates, two fold-out tables. Dance 68. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 'From his early years Mendes da Costa applied himself to the study of natural history, particularly conchology and mineralogy. In 1740 he was noted as a member of the Aurelian Society, and six years later he was elected an extra regular member of the Spalding Society, at which time he was described as a merchant. In November 1747 he was elected FRS; his knowledge of minerals and fossils was highly praised. From the time of his election he began enriching the society's Philosophical Transactions with many papers on his favourite subjects... On 16 January 1752 he was admitted a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; he was also a member of several other scientific associations. By the middle of the eighteenth century Mendes da Costa had gathered an extensive collection of shells, minerals, and fossils. He had also generated an impressive network of correspondents, who assisted him in obtaining further specimens. He gained an early reputation as one of the key fossil experts of his time, in contact with many celebrated European naturalists; yet his life appeared to be a continual struggle with adversity. He was having financial problems by 1754, in which year he was imprisoned for debt and his cabinets held in bond; about this time he also ceased receiving financial support from his father. Upon his release in the following year he continued preparing his long-promised Natural History of Fossils. This work, first proposed in 1751, was intended to be issued in two volumes; however, only the first part of the first volume appeared in 1757. Nevertheless, his first work met with praise from eminent naturalists such as Carl Linnaeus, and by 1763 he had become a respected member of the scientific and antiquarian communities. Through the efforts of supporters, who included the antiquary William Stukeley and the naturalist Peter Collinson, Mendes da Costa was elected clerk of the Royal Society on 3 April 1763, following the death of Francis Hauksbee; he was also elected the society's librarian, keeper of the repository, and housekeeper... He had been appointed for only five years when he was found to have obtained, for his own purposes, about £1500 of the society's funds. Responsible for the collection of subscriptions as part of his duties, he had misappropriated more than a hundred members' fees. He was summarily dismissed in December 1767, the family moved from Crane Court, and their possessions sold at auction. In May 1768 he was taken to court by the society, and in November that year he was committed to the king's bench prison at St George's Fields. Furthermore, he was expelled from the Society of Antiquaries, and his books and specimens—the purchase of which had led him to debt, fraud, and imprisonment—were sold at auction. Mendes da Costa remained in prison until 8 October 1772. While incarcerated he attempted to support himself by writing and lecturing on natural history, and in particular he gave a number of lecture series on fossils. He also revised and contributed additional notes to Gustav Engeström's translation of Axel Cronstedt's famous essay of 1758 on the new mineralogy (the English edition was published in 1770 as Essay towards a System of Mineralogy), and he carried out some translation work for the French edition of Dru Drury's Illustrations of Natural History (1770–82). He was eventually discharged from prison under the Insolvent Act, and from then until his death he struggled to make a living. In 1774 Mendes da Costa petitioned to be allowed to read a course of lectures on fossils to the University of Oxford in the ensuing Trinity term; but his reputation preceded him, and permission was peremptorily refused. In addition to giving some lectures in London, he also resumed authorship—with some success. He published Elements of Conchology, or, An Introduction to the Knowledge of Shells in 1776, which was followed by Historia naturalis testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British conchology, containing the Â… natural history of the shells of Great Britain and Ireland Â… in English and French in 1778. Of the subscribers for this latter work, no fewer than twenty-two were fellows of the Royal Society.' - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1776-88. 6 volumes, quarto (258 × 203 mm). Recent sprinkled calf, red and black morocco labels, red speckled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Gibbon, 3 folding engraved maps. Ownership inscriptions of J. H. Peile (dated 1804) and Thomas Law. Volume I title page remargined, and a number of gatherings with lower blank margin either repaired or with a portion neatly excised (remedying an old burn mark), a few worm traces in volume II, scattered foxing, occasional contemporary marginalia. First editions (second state of volume I) of Gibbon's magisterial history, handsomely bound and with all half-titles and errata leaves present. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which... maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if nor most, details by subsequent advances of research and changes in the climate of opinion... Strahan [Gibbon's co-publisher] was the first to appreciate the importance of Gibbon's work: having read the manuscript of the first volume in manuscript, he immediately doubled the printing order - and the first edition of one thousand copies was sold within a fortnight... Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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        Ampia e interessante raccolta di lettere e documenti autografi relativi alla storia del territorio marchigiano e in particolare piceno. L'insieme è costituito da oltre 120 pezzi, riferiti in gran parte al canonico e storico Giuseppe Colucci, che dopo gli studi con i gesuiti e la laurea in Giurisprudenza si dedicò (dal 1776) alle ricerche storico - archeologiche nell'area del Piceno, avviando la pubblicazione della sua opera più conosciuta, le celebri "Antichità Picene". La poderosa pubblicazione fu ammirata da Pio VI che lo sostenne nella continuazione del progetto editoriale e scientifico di raccogliere le memorie e le documentazioni sulle diverse città delle Marche. L'insieme, che comprende interessanti aneddoti sulle Antichità Picene, comprende: A. Raccolta di nove ms. autografi relativi alla compilazione e alla pubblicazione delle Antichità Picene, tra cui una distinta autografa umiliata alla Santità di Pio VI delle quote di associazione alla suddetta opera, una nota autografa delle spese occorrenti per la stampa di ogni tomo delle Antichità Picene, ed alcune minute autografe. B. Insieme di 38 pezzi tra lettere e documenti indirizzati alla famiglia Colucci da diversi corrispondenti. C. Nove lunghe lettere indirizzate a Nicola Antonio Colucci nell'ultimo decennio del XVIII seC


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        Reise durch die verschiedenen Provinzen des Russischen Reichs in einem ausfuhrlichen Auszuge. 3 Bände und Atlas, zusammen 4 Bände.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, Fleischer, 1776-, 1778.. ca 19,6 x 12,2 cm (Textbände) und 31 x 26 (Atlas). 4 Bll., 384, 52 SS.; 3 Bll., 464, 51 SS., 2 Bll.; 5 Bll., 488, 80 SS., 12 Bll., mit 77 (von wohl 78) Kupfertafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei Rückenschildern. Henze III, 693; Zimmer S. 480; Nissen, Zool. 3075. Zweite deutsche Ausgabe der wichtigen Reisebeschreibung, die zuerst in St. Petersburg 1771-76 erschien und die Ergebnisse einer der wissenschaftlich erfolgreichsten Expeditionen des 18. Jahrhunderts schildert. Enthält neben den umfangreichen ethnographischen und naturgeschichtlichen Nachrichten auch Beiträge über die Fischerei, Salzgewinnung und Bergbau bis über die Handelsbeziehungen zwischen Russland und China. Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) wurde durch die Zarin Katharina II. gefördert. "He left St. Petersburg in 1768 and spent full six years investigating various districts of Siberia - the Urals, the Caspian, Tobolsk, Lake Baikal, the Lower Volga etc. His reports on the geology, fauna and flora are of great scientific value" (Cox I, 199). - Die Kupferstiche (hier 2 im zweiten Band und 75 im Atlas) zeigen Gerätschaften, Einheimische, Tiere und überwiegend Pflanzen. Die Anzahl der Kupfer scheint in verschiedenen Exemplaren zu variieren, es gibt aber wohl zu dieser Ausgabe insgesamt 78, statt wie hier 77. - Gering gebräunt, kaum fleckig. Kleiner Besitzvermerk udn hübsches moderneres Exlibris einer Adelsbibliothek. Einbände berieben, Bände 1 und 3 am oberen Kapital etwas angeplatzt, aber solide. Insgesamt gut erhalten und dekorativ gebunden.

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        Manuale de' Frati Minori disposto dal P. Flaminio Annibali da Latera del medesimo ordine... Con un'appendice, o sia Risposta all'autore del Saggio compendioso della dottrina di Giustino Febbronio

      Roma : Dalle Stampe del Casaletti a Sant'Eustachio, 1776. XVI, 460 S., (2 Bl.); mit Druckermarken u. einigen Kapitelinitialen; vollständiges Expl. dieses seinerzeit stark umstrittenen und äusserst seltenen Titels; Rücken professionell erneuert, Einband fleckig u. mit Ausbesserungen, Titelblatt mit Stempelausschnitt, zum Bund teils durchgängig kleinere Wurmgänge. Pergament. Befriedigend. 22 cm.

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        Copia ordinaria de los Autos de Posesión de Villazgo dada a la Villa de Aldea maior de San Martín por el Señor Don Juan Joseph de Alcalde . de la Real y distinguida Orden de Carlos Tercero y oficial de la. de Gracia y Citado de Castilla, juez. para ello y pasante Domingo Rodríguez. Authorizada por . en 15 de Junio de 1776. Manuscrito del S. XVIII.

      1776, Madrid. 1776 - 32x21. Plena piel decorada. 160 folios. Papel de hilo. WA2024 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. 3 Bände (komplett). With a life of the author.

      22,5 cm. lxxi, 360; vi, 512; vi, 448 S., Index. Ohldr. Kanten bestossen und beschabt. Rückengelenke etw. angeplatzt. Vorsätze schwach stockfleckig. Sehr vereinzelt etw. stock - bzw. braunfleckig und mit angerandetem Schnitt. Sonst keine Mängel. Die erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden ökonomischen Werkes, an dem Smith zehn Jahre lang schrieb, erschien 1776 in zwei Bänden. - In einem Aufsatz in dem Buch "Printing and the Mind of Man" (1967; deutscher Titel: Bücher die die Welt verändern, 1968 bei Prestel) heißt es dazu: "Die Geschichte der Nationalökonomie bis zum Ende des 19.Jahrhunderts besteht aus zwei Abschnitten: der merkantilistischen Phase, die weniger auf einer Doktrin beruht als auf einem System der Praxis, das sich aus den sozialen Verhältnissen ergab, und der zweiten Phase, welche die Lehre sich entwickeln sah, daß der Einzelmensch das Recht habe, in der Ausübung seiner wirtschaftlichen Tätigkeit nicht behindert zu werden. Man kann zwar nicht sagen, Smith habe diese Lehre erfunden - die Physiokraten hatten bereits darauf hingewiesen und Turgot im besonderen hatte eine durchgearbeitete Studie des gesellschaftlichen Wohlstandes entworfen - , doch ist sein Werk die erste wirkliche Ausführung dieser Theorie. Er beginnt mit dem Gedanken, daß die Arbeit die Quelle ist, aus der das Volk das bezieht, was es braucht. Die Verbesserung der Arbeitsteilung ist das Maß der Produktivität, und in ihr wurzelt der Hang des Menschen zum Tauschhandel: 'Arbeit ist das wirkliche Maß des Tauschwerts aller Waren ... sie ist ihr wirklicher Preis; das Geld ist nur ihr nomineller Preis'. Die drei wesentlichen Elemente der Arbeit und so auch des Preises sind Lohn, Unternehmergewinn und Grundrente, und diese drei schaffen auch die Einkommen. Vom Wirken der Wirtschaft wendet sich Smith ihrem Ergebnis zu, dem 'Stock' oder Warenbestand, der alles umfaßt, was der Mensch entweder für seinen Eigengebrauch oder um des Ertrags willen besitzt, den es ihm bringt. 'Der Wohlstand der Nationen' schließt mit einer Geschichte der Wirtschaftsentwickklung, einem scharfen Angriff auf das Merkantilsystem und einigen prophetischen Überlegungen über die Grenzen der Wirtschaftskontrolle. Während die Erforschung der politischen Aspekte der Menschenrechte zwei Jahrhunderte in Anspruch genommen hatte, bestand Smiths Leistung darin, daß er die Untersuchung der wirtschaftlichen Aspekte in einem einzigen Werk bis zum gleichen Punkte vortrieb. Sein 'Wohlstand der Nationen' stellt kein System dar, aber als vorläufige Analyse ist das Werk völlig überzeugend. Die Sicherheit seiner Kritik und sein Verständnis der menschlichen Natur haben es zum ersten und zum bedeutendsten unter den klassischen Werken der modernen Volkswirtschaftslehre gemacht." - Als Beilage dazu: Horst Claus Recktenwald: Adam Smith - Sein Leben und sein Werk. München: C.H. Beck, 1976. 1. Aufl. XIV, 311 S. Oln. - OS. Sehr guter Zustand. Mit halbseitiger Widmung des Autors. = Zum 200. Geburtstag des Klassikers 'Der Wohlstand der Nationen'. Die geistige Grundlage der modernen Marktwirtschaft 1776 - 1976. Englisch

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

      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 ... Chez la veuve Herissant A Paris 1776 In-16 (5x10,5cm) relié

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      Worcester: Printed by Stearns and Bigelow, [1776].. [24]pp. 12mo. Dbd. Minor toning and foxing. Very good. The first state of this Revolutionary-era almanac by Samuel Stearns, featuring a map of the forts at New York on the front page. In this earlier state, the legend accompanying the map on the title page (of the defences of New York) has the reference "See p. 3d." In the second state this has been corrected to read "See p. 4th." Additionally, the seasonal verses at heads of calendar pages in the earlier state have been replaced in the later state with verses from Hale?'s "The sum of religion." While this almanac is remarkably similar in general content to the NORTH AMERICAN'S ALMANACK of the same year by Isaac Warren, also published by Stearns (Evans calls it "essentially the same"), the calendar is entirely different from that of Warren. EVANS 15096. DRAKE 3268.

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

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        Den sindrige Herremands Don Quixote af Mancha Levnet og Bedrifter. Oversat efter det i Amsterdam og Leipzig 1755, udgivne Spanske Oplag, af Charlotta Dorothea Biehl. 1-4. 4 bind.

      Gyldendals Forlag, Kiöbenhavn 1776-77. 207+415+302+364 sider pp. Med kobberstukket frontispiece samt 29 kobberstik. indbundet i 4 meget fine en smule senere halvlæderbind med ophøjede bånd, titelfelter i rødt og grønt, samt meget rig rygdekoration i guld. Første udgave.. 15031819

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        Reisen nach Ostindien

      Frankfurt, Garbe, 1776. - nebst einer Beschreibung der bürgerlichen und Religionsgebräuche der Parsen als eine Einleitung zum Zend-Avesta dem Gesetzbuch der Parsen durch Zoroaster, in das Deutsche übersetzt von J. G. Purmann. Mit 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 8 Blatt, 752 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 17 x 10,5 cm, Einband berieben, vorderes Gelenk repariert, Titelblatt mit 3 Stempeln, innen etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flußlandschaft mit zwei Wanderern unter einem Baum.

      - Weichgrundradierung, (Augsburg 1776), nach Franz Kobell (1749-1822), auf Bütten. 25:36,5 cm. Mit gestochener Umrandung und Widmung: „Dem Herrn Ferdinand Kobell in Mannheim / Sr. Chur Fürstl Durchl: zu Pfaltz Cabinets Mahler und Professor zu Düsseldorf gewidmet von Seinem gehorsams-ergebensten Dr E C Hess". Mit der Adresse des Augsburger Verlegers: in Grossmanns Verlag No VIII. Literatur: Nagler aus 19; Thieme-Becker, Bd. XVI, S. 576. - Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit breiten Rändern! Gering fleckig und mit kleinen Einrissen in den Rändern.

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        Neue Reisen nach West Indien

      Helmstedt: Johann Heinrich Kuhnlin, 1774-, 1776. Octavo, two works bound together, the first in two volumes, the second in one, folding map and two folding plates, ms. annotation on front free endpaper and title; slightly shelf worn but a very good copy in contemporary half calf. Two works bound together, a mixed set of the German edition of Bossu's travels in Louisiana, together with a German edition of Georgi's travels on the Russian mainland.Georgi, the German scholar and explorer, 'conducted the first geological exploration of the Volga, Urals, Altai and the regions Beyond Lake Balkai, and in 1771-73 completed a voyage around the lake'. He also produced the first demographic study of the peoples of Russia from 1776-80. This work is the result of his ethnographic studies and exploration of Eastern Siberia.Bound with this is Bossu's Neue Reisen nach West Indien, in an attractive early mixed set (revised edition of the first volume, first of the second). Bossu, naturalist and disciple of Linnaeus, is known primarily for his exploration of North America. Although he travelled as far north as present-day Illinois, most of his time was spent in Louisiana. He made three voyages to the region over a twenty-year period and updated this work to include his subsequent travels. He befriended and studied North American Indians, specifically the Quapaw, and later the Alibamu and Arkansas. His observations are primarily ethnographic, examining their customs and language. The work is organised as a series of twenty-two letters to the Marquise de l'Estrade de la Cousse. He was overtly critical of missionary activity in the area and was imprisoned as a result of his comments. The subsequent banning of the first French edition accounts for its rarity.Bossu's Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales appeared in three editions, each enlarged to take account of his latest travels. His second narrative, published in 1768, comprises a series of twenty-one letters to the Marquis de l'Estrade de la Cousse, describing his life and travels in Louisiana country from 1751 to 1762. His ventures ranged from Fort Chartres (founded by Pierre Duque de Boisbriant in 1720), in present Illinois, to Mobile and along the Mississippi River. The second narrative was translated into English by J. Reinhold Forster as part of the Linnaean Voyages. The final edition of his Nouveau voyages, in the form of letters written to his friend and comrade Douin, appeared in 1777.

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        1776 Manuscript Day Book written by a London Attorney

      S.l. (but no doubt London), 1776. VERY GOOD. Folio, bound in contemporary vellum (soiled, wear to head and tail, front hinge cracked but firm), the paper stock very crisp and clean, with 43 pp. of handwritten entries, the others blank (ruled in red throughout). Inside the front cover is the large trade label of Richmond Blamire, London bookseller and stationer (corner of Craven Street in the Strand). Highly interesting Lawyer's day book, unsigned but no doubt written in London, with entries dated 21 Oct. 1776 to 17 Dec. 1776. By far the most unusual entry is: f.11 (re Thompson & Hawksworth) '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 Spaniards in 1781 and guaranteed to them 1783. Florida was ceded by Spain to the United States 1820. ~~ Many of the entries concern property transactions e.g. f.2. (re Rugge) 'Rec'd. of him, The lease ... in order to deliver the Survey & made a copy of Mr. Parry Surveys' (location of property not stated) (re: Leigh) 'Took Inst. from him to apply to Mr. Elder a Baker in the Strand to whom Mr. Leigh consented to grant a Building Lease for 51 yrs ... '; Fol. 3: (re Remnant Esq, & Pearce) 'Del'd. to Mr Remnant fair copy of Lease .... at Bakers Coffee House' (re Avery & Wall) 'Attend Mr Avery at his house in King Strt. Bloomsbury ... but not being at home attending him at Colman Street Church which he was repairing...'; Fol. 6: (re Bellas Esq.) 'went for him to see tenant & view prems. at Weybridge ... another entry re same client, 18 Oct., states 'sent him to Farnham enclosed in a letter 250 Drummonds Notes'; Fol. 14b: (re Rugge) 'Attend with him many hours to Wapping to view Prems...'; Fol. 22: (re Edwards Esq.) 'Signed agreement for sale of his House for 310 in Oxford Street Chapel Court...' Other entries illustrate the pressures of the lawyer's life, e.g. Fol. 5b: (re Cheasley) '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' Contacts with varied individuals are numerous and include Fol. 10: (re Atkinson) 'attend & consulting with him relative to the Payment of Prize Money in his hands to distribute ...'; Fol. 15b Attended Mr Child (the banker) re an account, their refusal to pay a client's bill &c. Fol. 20b: (re Noble & Verney) 'Attd. Mr. Hargrave & took his Draft for the money' [possibly Francis Hargrave, 1741-1821, legal antiquary]. An entry on Fol. 13: 'Ent'd. in Waste Book Fo 67', above an entry crossed through in this volume, confirms that this was one of a series of records kept by the lawyers concerned.

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        A Voyage Around the World in the years M,DCC,XL,I,II,III,IV Volume First

      Gavin Alston, 1776, Hardcover, Book Condition: Poorfirst volume only. original boards, however the spine has been crudely replaced. this is the later edition that was printed in a smaller format. the book states that the illustrations that accompanied the first edition have been left out due to the size. the only exception to this is the fold-out map of the track of the centurion around the world. this is present. the edges are torn. this small volume although complete will need restoration. the map on it's own would be well worth the effort Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: ra61.

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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, .

      Boston: Re-Printed and Sold by T. And J. Fleet, [1776]. - Octavo. 71, [i]pp. [A]4, B4-I4 [I4 verso blank]. Modern quarter morocco over marbled boards, repaired. Evans 15032; Adams, T.R. American Pamphlets 224w. A scarce American edition of this important work.

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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. 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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        Political Tracts. Containing, The False Alarm. Falkland's Islands. The Patriot; and, Taxation No Tyranny

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1776. First collected edition, one of 750 copies. [iv], 264 pp, with fly-title to The False Alarm preceding the general title. 1 vols. 8vo (8-7/8 x 5-1/2 inches. Contemporary half vellum (with vellum corners), rebacked in antiqued tan calf, leather label. Moderate foxing; UNCUT. Early signature of C. Runnington of the Inner Temple on title. UNCUT Four tracts, the most famous is 'Taxation no Tyranny; An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress [1775]' pp. 169-264.

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      [Philadelphia: John Dunlap, Oct. 14, 1776].. Broadside, 12 3/4 x 8 inches. Minor foxing and spotting, some expert restoration along the edges and fold lines, just touching one of the contemporary ink notations on the verso, not affecting any of the printed text, docketed twice on verso. Hinged to an archival mat along the top edge. Good. An extraordinarily rare and urgent broadside printed during an important period of the Revolutionary War. British General William Howe, employing a large number of Hessian troops, launched an invasion of New York City on September 15, and by mid-October, the British took control of Manhattan. Just a month later, on November 16, they captured Fort Washington at the top end of the island of Manhattan. Cornwallis took Newark on November 28, and pursued Washington's army to New Brunswick. It was not until December 7 that Washington moved his forces across the Delaware River. Philadelphia, the home of the Continental Congress and the biggest prize yet to fall, was certainly in the British sights, or so it must have seemed to its citizens. The present broadside comes in the midst of this tense moment in time, and reflects the fears that Philadelphians felt about the events happening just to their north, and increasingly closer to them. The text reports intelligence from Gen. Charles Lee of New York regarding the potential for Hessian troops to move on Philadelphia. It calls on the various American forces in Pennsylvania to "exert yourself to the utmost to have your Battalion in perfect readiness to march at the shortest Warning." It also reassures the rebels that the Council of Safety "will immediately procure the best Provisions and Accommodations, and will give you Notice the Moment they find it absolutely necessary to march." Then, the message closes with a patriotic appeal: "The Defence of our Country depends on the Spirit of its Inhabitants; and we firmly rely on their Virtue and Patriotism for the Support of the Freedom which we have a Right to enjoy, and which we are bound to transmit unimpaired to Posterity." It is signed in ink at the bottom by the president of the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, Thomas Wharton, Jr. Wharton was a prominent Pennsylvania merchant and Revolutionary figure who would also serve as the first president of the state of Pennsylvania, assuming office just five months after the date of this communication. This copy is especially interesting because it was actually sent into the field from the Council of Safety in Philadelphia to Colonel James Burd, commander of the Fourth Battalion of Lancaster County, evidenced by the docketing on the verso. There is a separate notation on the verso indicating receivership of the message, presumably written by Col. Burd or one of his staff. This notation, partially obscured by edge loss and subsequent restoration work, reads, "[Council o]f Safety Philad. 14th Oct. 177[6] Recvd. 22nd Oct. 1776 at 11 o'clock am." James Burd was a decorated soldier of the French and Indian War, helping to fortify the Pennsylvania frontier in Lancaster County. Burd was also an early advocate of American independence, helping rally local support for the colonial opposition to the Crown, and assisting in the military organization of the troops in Lancaster County. He was himself a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, one of only twenty-five men in the colony so appointed. Burd would resign from service in the American military just two months later in December 1776 after some issues with rank and insubordination in his command and after receiving some criticism of his efforts from the Council of Safety. Ultimately, this urgent communication was somewhat premature. The citizens of Philadelphia had little reason to fear a Hessian invasion in October 1776, since the main force of the Hessian army was concentrated on New York, proving instrumental in helping the British take Manhattan. It would be almost another year before the British invaded and occupied Philadelphia in September 1777, a move that provided no lasting benefit to the British war effort. Still, the urgency of the intelligence relayed in the Council's message provides an interesting peek into the tenor of the American psyche in the early months of the Revolutionary War, when the people of Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York likely imagined Hessian soldiers around every corner. ESTC locates only one copy at the American Philosophical Society. No copies reported in OCLC. It is most certainly the first copy we have encountered in forty years in the trade, and we do not recall having seen another in the market or at auction in that time. EVANS 15017. HILDEBURN PENNSYLVANIA 3398. ESTC W3699.

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        Geschiedenis der Israëlieten voor de tijden van Jesus.

      Amsterdam, Pieter Meijer 1776-1789. 12 delen compleet, Opnieuw gebonden half Leer, groot 8° (onafgesneden set in fraaie banden. J.J. Hess was predikant in Zürich. Hij beschrijft de Bijbelse geschiedenis van de Israëlieten vanaf de schepping tot aan de geboorte van de Messias, NCC 2 locaties).

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

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

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        A Vindication of Divine Conduct in the Death of Important and Useful Persons. A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the Rev. John Hunt, Pastor of the Old South Church in Boston: Who Died at his Father's House in Northhampton, December 20th 1775. Aged 31 Years. In the 5th Year of his Ministry

      Boston: Printed by Thomas and John Fleet, 1776. First edition. [i-ii], 5-30 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern 3/4 speckled calf, spine extra gilt, red leather label, raised bands, marbled endpapers.

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        Catalogo di Commedie Italiane

      Venice: Nella stamperia di Modesto Fenzo, 1776. First edition. Engraved arms on title page. viii, 179 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary pre-binding stiff wrappers, untrimmed. An exceptionally attractive copy, fine. Tommaso Farsetti's fine collection of books and manuscripts was extremely rich in Italian literature and history. A series of specialised catalogues was published between 1771 and 1778, prepared by the distinguished Venetian librarian Jacopo Morelli (1745-1819), with the collector's assistance-all of which are rare. This catalogue of Italian plays is preceded by an introduction by Farsetti in which he explains his criteria for inclusion. There are bibliographical notes to many of the entries and omissions from Allacci's Drammaturgia are noted. A 28-page list of additions was added to some later issues, but this exceptionally fine copy is clearly of the earliest issue, before the additions were made. OCLC lists copies at Yale, Newberry, Univ of Chicago, Harvard, Toronto, BL, BNF, Cambridge.

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