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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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        Claudine von Villa Bella.

      August Mylius,, Berlin, 1776 - Berlin, August Mylius, 1776. 12°. 127 Seiten. Kunstvoll gestickter, mehrfarbiger Original-Stoffeinband des frühen 19.Jahrhunderts. Außergewöhnlich gut erhalten. Das Buch in speziell angefertigter, bibliophiler Lederkassette mit Rückentitel (Bilder gerne auf Anfrage). Erste Ausgabe der ersten Fassung. Erst im Jahre 1788 erschien das Stück noch einmal umgearbeitet in Versen. Claudine von Villa Bella (1776) ist ein Schauspiel mit Gesang von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Es wurde mehrfach vertont, unter anderem von Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1789), Franz Schubert (1815) und Engelbert Humperdinck (1868–1872; EHWV 5). Goethe setzte sich mit dem Singspiel bewusst von der an Opéra comique und Opera buffa orientierten Operettentradition ab und setzte Gedanken und Motive des Sturm und Drang in Operettenform um. Das Stück wechselte ursprünglich zwischen Dialogen in Prosa und Gesangspartien. Während der italienischen Reise setzte Goethe die Prosapartien in Blankverse und überarbeitete auch den Gesangsteil. (Wikipedia) - Goedeke IV 3,134, 114. Hagen 128. Hirzel A 78. Meyer 145. Kippenberg I 354. Duodecimo, 127pp. First edition of this very early work of the master, a light comedy. Bookplate, soiling to end papers. Text slightly darkened. Bound in lovely contemporary embroidered, woven binding with gilt decorated green leather spine. The embroidered front and rear panels picture a bouquet of roses framed in a scalloped border of yellow and ochre. A rare book. Sprache: Deutsch Außergewöhnlich gut erhalten. Das Buch in speziell angefertigter, bibliophiler Lederkassette mit Rückentitel (Bilder gerne auf Anfrage). Kunstvoll gestickter, mehrfarbiger Original-Stoffeinband des frühen 19.Jahrhunderts. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essais sur la formation des Dents, comparée à celle des os. Suivis de plusieurs expériences tant sur les os que sur les parties qui entrent dans leurs constitutions.

      Paris, d'Houry, 1776. - in-12. 6ff. 139pp. 2ff. Demi veau moderne, dans le gôut du temps, dos lisse orné. EDITION ORIGINALE très rare de cet ouvrage d'Anselme Jourdain (1734-1816), un des dentistes les plus importants du XVIIIs. Jourdain a été le premier à réaliser la ponction des sinus maxillaires et a ouvert la voie à la chirurgie des mâchoires, sujet sur lequel il a écrit un traité devenu classique (cf. Garrison-Morton). Cet ouvrage est probablement le premier traité exclusivement consacré à l'odontogenèse. "In questo libro viene minutamente descritto il follicolo dentario dalla sua comparsa sino alla nascita del bambino e viene seguito nelle successive evolutioni. Si fa accenno a due speciali canali esistenti nella mandibula del feto. Questa lunga memoria interamente dedicata allo sviluppo del dente offre un grande interesse, perché appare evidente che quanto é descritto é frutto di personale esperienza" (Poletti). 1 planche dépliante hors texte (déchirure réparée sans perte.). Quelques traces de mouillures. Bon exemplaire, bien relié. Poletti, p. 67. Crowley, 795. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        1776 Siege of Boston Document Signed by 23 Lexington Alarm Minutemen ? including 2 African-Americans

      Manuscript Document Signed by 34 soldiers of Capt. Luke Drury's Company, February 9, 1776, Dorchester, Massachusetts [Siege of Boston], 1 pp., 7.75" X 12.5". At least 23 of the signers were Grafton, Massachusetts-area Minutemen who had responded to the Lexington-Concord Alarm on April 19 - 21, 1775, including Fortune Burnee, of African American and Native American heritage, joined by his half-brother, Joseph Anthony, who enlisted on April 29 and died in service. Light soiling to laid paper with folds and untrimmed margins. Fine condition with dark signatures. In full, "Recd of Capt. Luke Drury the full of all our Wages as Officers & Soldiers in his Company in Colo Wards Regt in the Continantal [sic] Army for the Months of November & December Last / To a 1 Leiut [sic] £4-0-0 / to a 2d Lt [£] 3-0-0 / to a Serj [£] 2-8-0 / to a Corpl [£] 2-4-0 / to a Drum [£] 2-4-0 / to a Privet [£] 2-0-0 / We have likewise Re[c]d all the money due to us for milk Peas & Indian meal & Ration Money to Carey us home in full as witness our Hand..." The following signatures appear in the order they are listed on the document. Additional information from "The History of Grafton", by Frederick Clifton Pierce, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1879, is added in brackets: "Edmund Dolbear [of Boston] / Thaddeus Kemp [mark] [of Billerica; enlisted April 29, 1775] / Thomas Leland, Jr. / [Cpl.] Joseph Leland / [Cpl.] William Walker / William Evans / Moses Rawson / Joseph Plumley [of Alstead] / Joseph Anthony [enlisted April 29, 1775; African-American] / Eliphalet Smith [born in Suffield, CT; of Sandisfield] / Matthias Rice / [Fifer] Zadock Putnam / [Sgt.] Ebenezer Phillips / [Drummer] Elijah Rice / [Sgt.] Shelomith Stow / Thomas Pratt / Eseck Dexter [Esek Dexter] / Edward Buttridge [Edward Buttrick] / Isaac Brigham / Zebulon Daniels / Forten Burnea [mark] [Fortin / Fortune / Fortunatus Burnee; African-American] / [Sgt.] Nathan Morse / [1st Lt.] Asaph Sherman / Ebenezer Melendy / Simeon Dexter [of Cumberland] / [Sgt.] Jonah Goulding / George Smith / Jonathan Hemenway [Jonathan Hemingway; of Framingham] / Samuel Starns [Samuel Stearns] / Ebenezer Wadsworth [mark] [of Alstead; guardian of above William Evans] / Peter Butler / [2nd] Lt. Jonas Brown / Thomas Leland [Sr.] / John Banks [of Alstead]"Captain Luke Drury of Grafton had commanded a company of Minutemen since 1773. When word of the Lexington Alarm arrived, Drury and his men began the 36-mile march to Cambridge. They arrived on the morning of April 20th to join a massive army of volunteers from across Massachusetts. Drury?s company was soon incorporated into a Continental Army regiment under Col. Jonathan Ward, and stationed on the lines at Dorchester. On June 17, 1775, they fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed?s Hill), with at least one man, Samuel Heard, being killed. Also serving under Drury that day was Aaron Heath, who later recalled: ?I fired thirty-two rounds at the red-coats.? Many of Drury?s men reenlisted when their term of service expired on January 1, 1776. Less than a month after this document was signed, most likely some of these men also took part in the March 4, 1776 overnight seizure of Dorchester Heights ?" the celebrated action that forced the British to evacuate Boston. Joseph Anthony was born in Grafton on December 24, 1753, son of Joseph/William Anthony, ?Negro? and Abigail (Printer) Abraham, ?Indian.? According to a Nipmuc leader and genealogist, Anthony?s ancestors include Hassanamisco Nipmuc Chief Anaweakin [second in command in King Philip?s War in 1675-6; along with Philip/Metacom, Anaweakin who was killed, and his children sold into slavery]; his father, Noas, Sachem of Hassanamesit, forced into exile at the same time and died at Deer Island in Boston Harbor; and Nanapashemet, Great Sagamore of the Massachuset Federation who was killed in battle in 1619 at Rock Hill, Medford, the year before Massachusetts was colonized by the English. In 1728, seven Indian ?Planters? or householders and 33 English re-divided the land at Hassanamesit to incorporate the town of Grafton. In 1739, Abigail Printer married Andrew Abraham, Jr., ?Indian Planter.? Based on Abigail Printer?s surname, and the very small population left at Hassanamesit in the 1700s, it is believed that she is a descendant of Rev. John Eliot?s notable contemporary James Printer, a Harvard student in 1645-46, who worked for Samuel Green, printing Eliot?s famous ?Indian Bible? in 1663. Abigail and Andrew had three sons, before he died in August 1746, after returning from service in the Port Royal Campaign.Abigail remarried, November 14, 1752, Joseph/William Anthony. Little is known of him, other than his listing in town records as a ?Negro.? It appears he died circa 1756. Their son, the signer of this document, Joseph Anthony, married Lydia Mercy (Johnson). He enlisted in the army April 29, 1775, and was reported missing July 6, 1777, and dead December 26, 1777. At the time, he was a private in Capt. Blanchard?s Company of Col. James Wesson?s 9th Massachusetts Regiment. This sparse record may indicate that he was a prisoner of war. Fortune Burnee, Jr. [Grafton records spell his name a number of different ways.] Abigail, again a widow, married a third time, January 27, 1757, to Fortune Burnee, [Sr.], described as ?Negro,? a veteran of one or more expeditions to Canada during the French and Indian War and widower of another Hassanamisco, Sarah (Muckamaug) Whipple. It is thought that Burnee Sr. died about 1771. If so, his son Fortune Burnee, Jr., is the man who served under Capt. Luke Drury. It is as yet unknown if he is the son of Fortune Burnee, Sr.?s second wife Abigail (Printer) Abraham Anthony Burnee, who died in 1776, or his first wife, Sarah (Muckamaug) Whipple Burnee, who died in 1751 [thus, he is either Anthony?s younger half-brother, or older step-brother]. It is interesting to observe that Burnee signs this document with a mark, while Anthony is capable of signing in full full. Fortune Burnee, Jr. marched on April 21, 1775 in response to the Lexington-Concord Alarm. Marriage records then show that Fortune Burnee, [Jr.] married July 31, 1778, ?Phylis...negro servant of Rev. Mr. Frost...of Mendon [both are listed as ?Negroes?], and then November 8, 1781, Sarah Hector, of Sutton [again, both are listed as ?Negroes?]. He died in 1795.Of the estimated 100,000 men who served in the Continental Army, at least 5,000 were black. Most black soldiers fought in integrated units, as in Massachusetts; some states, like Rhode Island had segregated regiments, while Connecticut seems to have had both segregated and integrated. Both enslaved and free African-Americans served in the army as soldiers, laborers, and servants. In some cases, slaves were offered freedom for their services as soldiers, though others remained enslaved, fighting in place of their masters. Many states had been reluctant to arm the black population, but had no other countermove to the British Lord Dunmore?s offer of freedom to Southern black enlistees. A significant number of colonial blacks at this time were also partly of Native American ancestry. Massachusetts?s eighteenth-century Indian population had two females to one male, while the majority of the imported African slave laborers were male. Those figures, coupled with their removal to neighboring outskirts of colonial society, as well as the enslavement of many Indians in New England after King Philip?s War, did much to comingle the two ethnic groups.Luke Drury (1734-1811) of Grafton, Massachusetts joined the militia in 1757 during the French and Indian Wars. As captain of a company of Minutemen and Militamen, he responded to the Lexington Alarm, and later joined Colonel Jonathan Ward?s regiment to fight at Bunker Hill. Drury and his men served in different areas during the war, from West Point to Grafton, where his company guarded military stores. He also supported the Continentals financially, at one point giving £50 fifty pounds to enlist soldiers in Grafton. In 1786-1787, Drury became deeply involved in Shays? Rebellion, a tax revolt led by farmers in western Massachusetts. The uprising was quashed, and Drury imprisoned as ?a person dangerous to the state.? He was eventually released on good behavior. Drury remained active in state and local politics, serving terms as constable, deputy sheriff, tax collector, assessor, selectman, and state legislator.A rare and remarkable Revolutionary War record!

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        Traité sur la Construction des Vaisseaux, dédié et Présenté au Roi, Par M. le Comte du Maitz de Giompy, Capitaine des Vaisseaux de Sa Majesté, Chevalier de l'Orde Royal & Militaire de Saint Louis, de l'Académie Royale de Marine

      A Paris: Chez D.C. Couturier, pere, Imprimeur-Libraire, aux Galeries du Louvre. Couturier, fils, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, 1776. First Edition, 4to, half-title, 2 folding engraved plates and 3 leaves of errata at end, text lightly foxed and browned, ink stain on lower blank margin of one or two leaves, xx, 211, [3] pp., contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, with the engraved bookplate of Hon. G.K. Elphinstone, a nice copy. Maitz du Goimpy, French naval officer, was born in the Castle of Goimpy, near Saint Leger, 8 February, 1729. He became midshipman in the French navy in 1746, and lieutenant in 1752, was commissioned a commander in 1772, and served during the whole of the war of American independence. He led the 1st division of the fleet under Admiral Count de Guichen, which defeated Lord Rodney off Dominique three times, and was severely wounded in the first battle, which he gained for the French by a timely movement. He commanded a division of the fleet that under Count de Grasse blockaded the Chesapeake bay, and defeated the English on 5 September, 1781. He fought also under De Grasse in the battles off Dominique on 9 and 12 April, 1782, and in 1783 became a member of the Cincinnati and a knight of Saint Louis. In the following year he was made commodore, but retired in 1785. Scott, 359; Polak, 6276.

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        Sammelband of five pamphlets

      vp, vd. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, red leather title label, some wear. Very handsome. 1.Tucker, Josiah. An humble address and earnest appeal to those respectable personages in Great Britain and Ireland, Who by their great and permanent interest in landed property, their liberal education, elevated rank, and enlarged views, are the ablest to judge, and the fittest to decide, whether a connection with, or a separation from the continental colonies of America, be most for the national advantage, and the lasting benefit of these kingdoms. Second Edition, corrected. Glocester, 1776. 93, [3] pp. ESTC T36739; Adams, 75-144b 2. Tucker, Josiah. A letter to Edmund Burke, Esq ; Member of Parliament for the city of Bristol, and agent for the colony of New York, &c. in answer to his printed speech, said to be spoken in the House of Commons, on the twenty-second of March, 1775. By Josiah Tucker, D.D. Dean of Glocester. 58, [2] pp. Glocester, 1775. Second edition, corrected. 58,[2]pp. ESTC T10135; Adams, 75-145b. 3. [Johnson, Samuel]. Taxation No Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress. Third Edition. London; T. Cadell, 1775. [4],91,[1] pp. ESTC T49888; Adams, 75-69c; Sabin, 36303 4. [Price, Richard] The Honor of Parliament and the Justice of the nation vindicated. In a reply to Dr. Price's Observations on the nature of civil liberty. 63, [1] pp. London, W. Davis, 1776. First Edition. An anonymous reply to Dr. Price's well-known work, and all against the American colonists: "The Doctor's plea, That the Americans are fighting for liberty, and the defence of their property, is not likely to inspire the sons of rebellion with more true courage than may be expected from Britons...." "The defender exclaims without mercy against the Americans, and is sarcastic on Dr. Price's profession as a preacher" - Sabin. The NUC locates thirteen copies of this scarce work. American Controversy 76-65. Sabin 32790 5. Shebbeare, J[ohn]. An Essay on the Origin, Progress and Establishment of National Society,: In Which the Principles of Government, the Definitions of physical, moral, civil, and religous Liberty, contained in Dr. Price's Observations, & c., are fairly examined and fully refuted ... of the Legislature, in Reducing America to Obedinece by Force...London: J. Bew, 1776. 212 pp.

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        Nouveau Plan de la Haye.

      1776 - The Hague, H.C. Gutteling, 1776. Original colour. 450 x 660mm. Paper toned overall, old ink mss. key letters added. Broadsheet town plan of the Hague ('s-Gravenhage or Den Haag), dedicated to Willem V, Prince of Orange-Nassau, the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, with his arms top left.

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        Bird of Prey] Plate XXV. Sparviere Pellegrino diverso, forse di Barberia. Accipiter Peregrinus aluis, Falco forte Barbaricus, sive Scyyicus Auctorum.

      Giuseppe Vanni Florence 1776 - Original hand-coloured etching, with engraving. Very good condition with full margins. Dimensions: (image) 365 by 285mm (14.25 by 11.25 inches), (sheet) 445 by 340mm (17.5 by 13.5 inches). Nissen IVB 588; Wood p.450; Fine Bird Books p.10; Zimmer I, 241.

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        Opuscoli di fisica animale, e vegetabile

      Modena, Presso la Società Tipografica, 1776. 1776 Edizione originale. 2 voll. in 8°, p. XVI,304; (4)277(5, invece di 3, perché l'Errata del primo volume è legata alla fine del secondo). 6 tavole ripiegate incise da D. Cagnoni (2 alla fine del primo, 4 alla fine del secondo volume). Esemplari a pieni margini. Leggerissime fioriture. Bella legatura in pelle con nervature, decorazioni e titoli in oro ai dorsi. (Gamba, 2449).

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        Biblia, Das Ist: Die Heilige Schrift Atles und Neues Testaments, Nach der Teutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers mit Jedes Capitels Furtzen Summarien, Auch Bengefügten Vielen und Richtigen Parallelen ?

      Germantown: Christoph Saur, 1776. Third Saur edition. [4], 992, 277, [3]pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contemporary calf over wooden boards, metal clasps; rebacked with original spine laid down. Later newspaper clippings (in German) pasted to front pastedown; contemporary ownership inscriptions on rear flyleaf. Some later and contemporary notations to text. Light foxing. Very good. Third Saur edition. [4], 992, 277, [3]pp. 1 vols. 4to. The "Gun-wad" Bible. The third edition of the first European language Bible printed in America, famously known as the "Gun-Wad Bible," after its use in the American Revolutionary War as cartridge paper during the Battle of Germantown. It is also notable for being the first Bible printed from type cast in America. Reputed to have been printed in an edition of 3000 copies, most are said to have been destroyed by the British during the battle. The present edition was printed by Christopher Saur II, son of Christoph Saur the elder, a native of Wittgenstein, Germany. The elder Saur emigrated to Germantown, Pennsylvania and practiced medicine before turning to printing. It was he who printed the 1743 first edition; the son then printed a second edition in 1763.

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        Alter und neuer Müntz-Schlüssel oder Beantwort- und Eröffnung CCXXII. curioser Fragen das Müntz-Wesen betreffend. nemlich: Von der Müntze Alterthum, Aufkommen und Müntz-Gerechtigkeit,. Nürnberg, Froberg für Felsecker 1683. 4°. 8 Bll., 364 S., mit gest. Titel, 94 eingefalteten Kupfertafeln u. 4 gefalt. Tab.- Angeb.: Ders., Gründlicher und ausführlicher Bericht, unter was vor einem Kaiserthum oder Königreich, und umb was vor Zeit, und Jahr-Zahl, die mancherley Arten der Güld- und Silbernen Müntz-Sorten geschlagen worden und aufgekommen sind. (Nürnberg), L. Loschge 1680. 54 S., 1 Bl.; 6 Bll., 60 S., mit 59 Kupfertafeln, Prgt. d. Zt.

      - I. VD 17 23:301598Q - Lipsius-L. I, 191 - Graesse III, 314.- Erste Ausgabe dieses reich illustrierten Werkes. Die Tafelzahl schwankt bei Vergleichsexplemplaren, vorliegend mit VD 17 übereinstimmend.- Hoffmann war lt. Titel "General-Müntz-Wardein" des Fränkischen Reichskreises.- Abgebildet sind 1260 ?alte und neue, grobe und kleine, silber- und güldene Müntz-Sorten?.- II. VD 17 23:000632F - Lipsius-L. 191.- Erste Ausgabe. Der Anhang von 60 S. enthält eine "Vorstellung unterschiedlicher Müntz-Edicten und Recessen, von 1776 bis 1780".- Gering fleckig, die eingefalteten Tafeln im Rand teilw. etwas knittrig, gest. Titel mit kl. ergänztem Abschnitt im oberen weißen Rand, Vorsatz mit Stempel, Vorderdeckel im oberen Rand fleckig, obere Kanten bestoßen.- Provenienz: von Miltitz, Bibliothek Schloß Siebeneichen bei Meißen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité sur la Construction des Vaisseaux, dédié et Présenté au Roi, Par M. le Comte du Maitz de Giompy, Capitaine des Vaisseaux de Sa Majesté, Chevalier de l'Orde Royal & Militaire de Saint Louis, de l'Académie Royale de Marine.

      A Paris: Chez D.C. Couturier pere Imprimeur-Libraire aux Galeries du Louvre. Couturier fils Libraire Quai des Augustins 1776 - First Edition, 4to, half-title, 2 folding engraved plates and 3 leaves of errata at end, text lightly foxed and browned, ink stain on lower blank margin of one or two leaves, xx, 211, [3] pp., contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, with the engraved bookplate of Hon. G.K. Elphinstone, a nice copy. Maitz du Goimpy, French naval officer, was born in the Castle of Goimpy, near Saint Leger, 8 February, 1729. He became midshipman in the French navy in 1746, and lieutenant in 1752, was commissioned a commander in 1772, and served during the whole of the war of American independence. He led the 1st division of the fleet under Admiral Count de Guichen, which defeated Lord Rodney off Dominique three times, and was severely wounded in the first battle, which he gained for the French by a timely movement. He commanded a division of the fleet that under Count de Grasse blockaded the Chesapeake bay, and defeated the English on 5 September, 1781. He fought also under De Grasse in the battles off Dominique on 9 and 12 April, 1782, and in 1783 became a member of the Cincinnati and a knight of Saint Louis. In the following year he was made commodore, but retired in 1785. Scott, 359; Polak, 6276. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Published for the Authors as the Act directs the 20th March, 1776 & Sold by D. Wilson and G. Nicol, Strand (& others). Engraved title with dedication to John Duke of Argyll, Commander in Chief of His Majestys Forces in North Britain, double sided index leaf, a double-page general map of the roads of Scotland, and 61 double sided engraved road maps on 31 leaves. Each road map 20 x 8 1/2 inches. The whole folded 4 times to 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 inches) for ease of carrying whilst travelling. The whole clean and in excellent condition with no tears. Contemporary full polished tan calf with green lettering piece "Scots Roads". Joints cracked but firm, some chipping at headband and some scuffing to the boards but overall pleasing. A very good example of this survey often found in poor condition.

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775, On Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, by Which the Non-Existence of An Undiscovered Continent, Between the Equator and the 50th Degree of Southern Latitude, Is ... (Truncated)

      Caleb Jenkin, No. 58, Dame street; and, John Beatty, No. 32, Skinner row, 1776, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, First Irish Edition, First PrintingFull Book Title: Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775, On Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, by Which the Non-Existence of An Undiscovered Continent, Between the Equator and the 50th Degree of Southern Latitude, Is Demonstratively Proved..Sprinkled leather over boards, decorative "V" pattern to board edges, six compartment spine with title - Cooke's Voyage [sic] - and borders in gilt onto red leather spine label, 8vo (7-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches [19.1 x 12.1 cm]), pp. [i-ii], (frontispiece map), [iii-v], vi-xv, (1 blank), [1], 2-141, [142], 143-328, all edges trimmed. Printed area of large fold out map is 21-5/8" wide x 7-11/16" high [54.8 cm x 19.5 cm]. The map shows "New Land Discovered", "Land Seen" and has Australia marked as "New Holland" with the south coast being uncharted and Tasmania as part of the mainland. Binding worn with boards exposed at corners, chip to leather of top board near center of joint, top joint cracked to midpoint of spine, p.o. name in pencil to front pastedown and a row of numbers to ffep. Text is moderately toned and soiled throughout with ink stains affecting title page and map. Map has short closed tears at outer edges of folds. Book still tightly bound with binders twine being noted at hinges, as per bookbinding methods of the time, where "...until the early years of the nineteenth century all endpapers, were sewn on, and never merely tipped on with paste as they sometimes are today." [Middleton, 4th edition, pg. 108-111]. The Dublin edition of John Marra's journal. First published anonymously in London several months after returning home to England in 1775, it was the first account of these unknown, distant and most exotic reaches of the globe. While Marra's Journal provided Europe with descriptions of the indigenous peoples of a number of Pacific societies, the voyage also proved that no southern continent existed in the temperate zone, and had the Resolution making the first crossing by ship over the Antarctic circle. Ref. Beddie-1270,1271; Sabin-16247; Cox, vol. 1, p. 59.

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        A compleat treatise on perspective, in theory and practice; on the tru

      1776. MALTON, Thomas. A Compleat Treatise on Perspective, in Theory and Practice; on the True Principles of Dr. Brook Taylor. [4], viii, [8], 284 pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 46 numbered, mostly folding engravings, five with moveable parts. Folio, 367 x 232 mm, bound in contemporary English polished calf, red morocco title-label on spine, spine compartments with gilt stamped oval sun-burst ornaments. London: Printed for the author, and sold by Messrs. Robson, et al., 1776. Rare First Edition. A very fine copy of Malton's work on perspective, written as a guide for painters and artists. According to the entry by CCA, this first edition of 1776 is "one of the 300 copies delivered to subscribers before the rest were destroyed in the printer's fire of 2 Mar. 1776. 'An appendix, or second part' was published in 1783, delayed seven years because of the fire" (Canadian Center for Architecture, online catalogue). Malton's Compleat Treatise on Perspective, is one of the special genre of scientific books to possess illustrations with "cut-out" parts or folding moveable flaps. Five of the forty-six engravings have tipped-on diagrams meant to be folded into geometrical figures, much like John Dee's Euclid (1570) and/or Cowley's Theory of Perspective Demonstrated (1765-6). Thomas Malton (1748-1804) published two books on geometry and perspective before being appointed professor at the Royal Academy in 1775. As professor of art and perspective, his classes were attended by J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Girtin. Malton exhibited his views of London and other paintings at the Royal Academy and was awarded a prestigious prize by the Society of Arts. In 1792 he published the work by which he is now best known: A Picturesque Tour through the Cities of London and Westminster, illustrated with a hundred colour aquatint plates. Between 1798 and 1800 he produced Views from Cambridge, and was at work on a similar title on Views from Oxford at his death. The present work was widely used during the eighteenth century by British artists and painters as the basic text on perspective. Nearly all of Malton's illustrations demonstrate use of perspective as it pertains to artistic representation in painting, drawing, and engraving. Specifically, he offers techniques for portraying perspective in rendering interior spaces, as well as for furniture (bookcases, desks, chairs, organs), shadows from candle light, carriages with moving wheels, domes and ceilings, stairwells, opened windows and doors, buildings (Queen's Palace St James Park, the Royal Hospital, and St. Paul's Covent Garden), Doric arcades, Ionic capitals, vases, cubes, curvilinear objects, vanishing points of tiled floors, globes and spheres, etc. The plates were engraved by the author, Peter Mazell, Tobias Miller (i.e. Mueller), Anker Smith, and Joseph Colyer, all after Malton. Malton's text is divided into four books: Book One discusses light and colour, theory of vision, and chapters on reflection, transparency, and refraction; Book Two focuses on the Theory of Perspective; Book Three on the Practice of Perspective, and Book Four contains observations on light and shade, shadows, and reflected light on water, in mirrors, etc. In the Preface Malton refers to the contents of his Appendix, but according to the records of CCA (see above) this Appendix was not printed until 7 years later in 1783 due to a fire in the printer's establishment. Fine, complete copies of this work are exceedingly rare; most were heavily used by artists, and the moveable parts were worn and eventually removed. This copy has some offsetting on the folding plates, else an extremely fine copy. Very rare thus. PROVENANCE: From the Macclesfield Library, this volume not in the sale of the library at Sotheby's; with two ex-libri, one from the third Earl of Macclesfield, the other representing the last of the Macclesfield bookplates, engraved in 1860, for the South Library. Not in Millard, Fowler, Harris, Berlin Katalog. Listed only once in Weinreb Architectural catalogues: Catalogue 1, no. 101 (1961) (and that was the second edition of 1778!). Blau & Kaufmann, Architecture and Its Image 28.

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        Early framed Nathaniel Currier hand-colored engraving ?Washington Crossing the Delaware?

      New York City Scarce Nathaniel Currier hand-colored engraving of ?Washington Crossing the Delaware,? 12.5? x 8.25? image, overall 15.5? x 11.5? (visible). In brown wide-paneled wooden frame, 19.75? x 15.75?. Minor flaws on frame, slight rippling and soiling on blank margins of print, not on image itself. Captioned: ?Washington Crossing the Delaware. / Evening Previous to the Battle of Trenton, Decr. 25th 1776. / Lith. & Pub. By N. Currier, 2 Spruce St., N.Y.? Very good condition.Based upon the 1819 oil painting by Thomas Sully, ?Passage of the Delaware,? this engraving is closer to Sully?s original than other depictions. General Washington is on his horse, right hand on his hip, as his army has almost completed the crossing of the ice-choked Delaware River from Philadelphia, and will soon be fully assembled on the New Jersey shore. A leafless tree branch draws the viewer to the boats crossing the river. There are more tree branches on the engraving here offered than in the painting and the sky seems calmer. There are four boats, but in different locations. On his horse, Gen. Henry Knox is pointing his sword. Gen. Nathanial Greene is mounting his horse. Washington's black servant, William Lee, and a figure who may be Gen. John Sullivan look on. A later N. Currier engraving, with the same caption, eliminates Gen. Knox and his horse and a few tree branches, still more than those by Sully. An engraving by J.N. Gimbrede depicts Gen. Washington with his right hand, not on his hip, but holding his hat over his head. The partnership of Nathaniel Currier and James M. Ives was formed in 1857.

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

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

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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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        An Account of Weather and Diseases of South Carolina 1776

      Edward and Charles Dilly, London. LEATHER_BOUND. 1776 Volumes I & II; An Account of the Weather and Diseases of South Carolina; Published by Edward and Charles Dilly, London 1776; First Edition; Original Printing; Professionally Rebound in Brown Leather Hardcover with Gilt titles; Two Volumes bound in one book; Glasgow University Library bookplate to inside cover and very small Glasgow stamp to page bottoms; A very important early Medical Work written by Lionel Chalmers; fold-out plates intact; A rare book in superb condition; . Fine. 1776.

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        Alter und neuer Müntz-Schlüssel oder Beantwort- und Eröffnung CCXXII. curioser Fragen das Müntz-Wesen betreffend. nemlich: Von der Müntze Alterthum, Aufkommen und Müntz-Gerechtigkeit,... Nürnberg, Froberg für Felsecker 1683. 4°. 8 Bll., 364 S., mit gest. Titel, 94 eingefalteten Kupfertafeln u. 4 gefalt. Tab.- Angeb.: Ders., Gründlicher und ausführlicher Bericht, unter was vor einem Kaiserthum oder Königreich, und umb was vor Zeit, und Jahr-Zahl, die mancherley Arten der Güld- und Silbernen Müntz-Sorten geschlagen worden und aufgekommen sind. (Nürnberg), L. Loschge 1680. 54 S., 1 Bl.; 6 Bll., 60 S., mit 59 Kupfertafeln, Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . I. VD 17 23:301598Q - Lipsius-L. I, 191 - Graesse III, 314.- Erste Ausgabe dieses reich illustrierten Werkes. Die Tafelzahl schwankt bei Vergleichsexplemplaren, vorliegend mit VD 17 übereinstimmend.- Hoffmann war lt. Titel "General-Müntz-Wardein" des Fränkischen Reichskreises.- Abgebildet sind 1260 "alte und neue, grobe und kleine, silber- und güldene Müntz-Sorten".- II. VD 17 23:000632F - Lipsius-L. 191.- Erste Ausgabe. Der Anhang von 60 S. enthält eine "Vorstellung unterschiedlicher Müntz-Edicten und Recessen, von 1776 bis 1780".- Gering fleckig, die eingefalteten Tafeln im Rand teilw. etwas knittrig, gest. Titel mit kl. ergänztem Abschnitt im oberen weißen Rand, Vorsatz mit Stempel, Vorderdeckel im oberen Rand fleckig, obere Kanten bestoßen.- Provenienz: von Miltitz, Bibliothek Schloß Siebeneichen bei Meißen.

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        Delle Antichità Estensi ed Italiane. Trattato di Ludovico Antonio Muratori Bibliotecario del Serenissimo Signor Duca di Modena.

      Napoli, Presso Gaetano Castellano, 1776. Tre volumi in 4to grande (cm. 28); buone legature dell'epoca in mezza pelle; tagli rossi; titoli in oro ai dorsi; pp. (2), XXIV, 496 + ripiegata una tavola dei principali personaggi di Casa d'Este; alcune illustrazioni; (6), 436; (2), 388. Buona copia. Axs

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        A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period To which is prefixed, a dissertation on the music of the ancients, Volumes 1-4

      London: Printed for the author, sold by Becket, Robson, Robinson / Payne, et al. 1776-1789. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Complete set in 4 volumes. First Editions, published 1776, 1782, 1789. Hardcover 4tos., in full calf, with gilt decoration and red leather title labels. Engraved frontis of the author (after the Reynolds painting) in the first volume, and engraved frontis in the other 3 volumes as well. Also includes plates and fold-outs, including the Hebrew chants and numerous other musical examples throughout. A Good set with light library marks. All 8 boards are detached, but present. Library barcode affixed to the rear board of all volumes. Armorial bookplate from the Talygarn estate on the front pastedown, and library stickers on pastedowns; ink stamp on rear blank. Loss to spine ends. Blindstamp on title pages. First 6 leaves of the first volume are loose, but present. Despite these flaws, the contents have remained clean and unmarked. A few plates with short, closed snags; Hebrew Chant fold-out with a 4-inch long snag. Contents quite bright. Complete set in 4 volumes, all first editions. Digital images available upon request.

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        Elements of Conchology: or, An Introduction to The Knowledge of Shells

      London : Benjamin White, 1776 A very good copy of this scarce work, with 7 folding hand-coloured plates. Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791) was a very knowledgeable and respected 'amateur' with a focus on fossils. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1747. In his preface to this work he states that he did not see himself as a conchologist, but came to the study through his fossil work, where shells, sometimes in near perfect condition, were very frequent. He decided to study them in more detail: giving a series of public lectures on the subject which formed the substance of this work. This copy is in a recent near fine half leather binding with raised bands, gilt titles and blind tooling to spine; and marbled boards. The pastedowns are new - the front with the name of Dwight W Taylor stamped to the top. Contents include Preface pp i-viii; text pp 1-296; folding tables pp 297-8; Index pp 299-318; errata 1p; publisher's advert 1p; 7 folding hand coloured plates. The contents are in very good clean condition. There is a repair to the edge of the side margin of p 155 where the book was poorly opened. There are 2 old pencil annotations (pp 160 and 194) to the effect that the numbering of the figures is transposed. Pages 169 and 176 have a darkened line to the side margin not affecting text. A lovely copy of an extremely rare work.

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        1776 Vellum document transferring land in Haddonfield, New Jersey

      Large vellum document (approximately 27" x 13") dated 8 August 1776 transferring a little more than four acres of land between "the King's Road... and King's Run" in Haddonfield in Newton Township from Thomas Redmond to Thomas Glover for sixty-seven pounds and change. Signed by Redmond, witnesses John Parham and Josiah Kay, and docketed, attested to, and signed by Judge John Hinchman. Very slight foxing, still easily fine with cloth backed paper seal. A few months later in 1777 New Jersey declared its independence at the Indian King Tavern on the King's Road (now King's Highway), which for a short time was owned by Thomas Redmond (also known as Redman) after he bought it from a loyalist who fled to England. Redmond served some of his time of ownership in jail, charged with seditious acts against the new revolutionary government, because as the clerk of the local Quaker meeting, he was required to read the prohibitions against Friends serving in combat. He sold it in the Spring of 1777, and later that year it was there that the Declaration of Independence was formally read into the minutes of the New Jersey Assembly and that the Assembly enacted the law that officially changed New Jersey into a state. John Hinchman was also a prominent Haddonfield resident who in 1774 was named a member of the patriot Committee of Observation to monitor the work of the General American Congress, held across the river in Philadelphia. Haddonfield retains as major streets both a Redman Road and Hinchman Avenue. .

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        Les principales Aventures de l'admirable Don Quichotte, representees en Figures par Coypel, Picart Le Romain, et autres habiles Maitres ; avec les Expilcations des XXXI Planches de cette magnifique Collection, tirees de l'Original espagnol.

      . . Liege, J. F. Bassompierre, 1776, 4°, Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette, VIII, 356 S., mit 31 ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Tafeln in kräftigen, sauberen Abzügen, 1 Widmungskupfer sowie zahlreichen Vignetten. im Text, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckeln. *Einband etwas berieben, vorderer Vorsatz mit Knickspur, 1 Blatt mit Eckabriß unten außerhalb des Textes.

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        Les principales Aventures de l admirable Don Quichotte, représentées en Figures par Coypel, Picart Le Romain, et autres habiles Maîtres ; avec les Expilcations des XXXI Planches de cette magnifique Collection, tirées de l Original espagnol.

      - . Liège, J. F. Bassompierre, 1776, 4°, Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette, VIII, 356 S., mit 31 ganzseitigen Kupferstich-Tafeln in kräftigen, sauberen Abzügen, 1 Widmungskupfer sowie zahlreichen Vignetten im Text, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit marmorierten Deckeln. *Einband etwas berieben, vorderer Vorsatz mit Knickspur, 1 Blatt mit Eckabriß unten außerhalb des Textes.

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        Roberti Simson, M.D. Matheseos Nuper in Academia Glasguensi Professoris. Opera Quaedam Reliqua

      Glasgow Robertus et Andreas Foulis 1776. Ex.-lib. Rebound. Contents VG. Minor foxing to prelims and light offsetting from frontispiece engraving First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 230mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). x, 594pp, 33pp, 23pp. Frontispiece portrait engraving. In 5 sections: I: Apolloni pergaei de sectione determinata libri ii. Restituti duobus insuper libris aucti. II: Porismatum liber, quo doctrinam hanc veterum geometrarum ab oblivione vindicare, et ad captum hodiernorum adumbrare constitum est. III: De Logarithmis liber. IV: De limitibus quantitatum et rationum, fragmentum. V: Appendix pauca continens problemata ad illustrandam praecipue veterum geogetrarum analysin. Robert Simson [1687-1768] was a British mathematician and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow.

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        Corsica divided into her ten Provinces or Jurisdictions and her four Fiefs "Carte Particuliere de L'Isle de Corse Divisee par ses Dix Provinces ou Juridictions et ses quatre Fiefs

      Europe: Venice, Remondini, 1776. Copper engraved map of Corsica after Jaillot, from Santini's "Atlas universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes". Original outline colour; verso blank. The map shows the island in large scale filling the page,indeed almost escaping the scale lines, so that the "Capo Corso" is shown as an inset vignette. Large decorative title cartouche upper right, table of remarks to lower left below inset map. Dark impression; paper lightly toned. Francois [Francesco] Santini was an Italian cartographer and map publisher based in Venice, who re-issued the works of Robert de Vaugondy, Homann's Heirs and De L'Isle. Cartography in Italy was then at a rather low ebb, so Santini, essentially a publisher rather than a map-maker modelled his work on two of the leading practitioners of cartography in Europe, the French map-makers Gilles and Didier Robert de Vaugondy and their "Atlas Universel" first published in 1758, and was much re-issued thereafter. The commercial success of the Atlas led Santini, to commission. a new set of plates published between 1776-84, being almost exact copies of the original French maps to which were added new maps of Italy for the home market. Alexis Hubert Jaillot (c. 1632- 1712) Hubert Jaillot trained as a sculptor. When he married the daughter of Nicholas Berey, he found himself positioned to inherit a lucrative map and print publishing firm.on the death of Nicholas Sanson, the premier French cartographer of the day, . Jaillot negotiated with his heirs to republish much of Sanson's work. Though not a cartographer himself, Jaillot's access to the Sanson plates enabled him to publish numerous maps and atlases with only slight modifications and updates to the originals. As a sculptor and an artist, Jaillot's maps were particularly admired for their elaborate and meaningful allegorical title cartouches and other decorative elements. Jaillot used his allegorical cartouche work to extol the virtues of the Sun King Louis IV, and his military and political triumphs. These earned him the patronage of the French crown who used his maps in the tutoring of the young Dauphin. In 1686 he was awarded the title of Geographe du Roi and with it significant prestige and the coveted yearly stipend of 600 Livres. Jaillot was one of the last French map makers to acquire this title. Louis XV, after taking the throne, replaced the position with the more prestigious and singular title of Premier Geographe du Roi. Jaillot died in Paris in 1712. His most important work was his 1693 "Le Neptune Francois". Remondini (fl. c. 1657 - 1861) were a family of printers who worked originally based in Bassano del Grappa, near Venice. Giovanni Antonio Remondini (1634-1711), the family patriarch, was born in Padua in 1634. In 1657, he took a home the main square of Bassano where he opened a shop drapes, wool, silk and iron tools. He also sold woodcuts of saints which proved popular with local farmers who believed they bought spiritual protection. When Giovanni died in 1711 his printing business fell into the hands of his son, Joseph Remondini. In 1750 Joseph expended the family business into Venice proper. Having several paper factories established by Giovanni Antonio, the Remondini were in a position to undercut competitors in Venice. The Remondini employed a number of talented engravers, including Paolo Santini, an Abbot who specialized in sacred images as well as cartography. Their corpus includes several beautifully produced atlases, though, cartographically speaking, little in the way of original work. The family fell into decline following the Napoleonic invasions, finally closing their doors in 1861 Phillips 647; Cervoni, F., Image de la Corse, 112.1. Europe France Corsica Corse

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        The Plain Question Upon the Present Dispute with our American

      1776. A Point-by-Point Rebuttal of Claims Made in the Declaration of Independence [American Revolution]. The Plain Question Upon the Present Dispute with Our American Colonies. London: Printed for J. Wilkie, 1776. 24 pp. 12mo. (7" x 4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in plain wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light soiling to exterior, moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. A well-preserved copy of a rare title. * Second edition. An interesting pamphlet that disputes the reasons for revolution advanced by the Continental Congress. A fascinating document, it is practically a point-by-point rebuttal of the claims put forth in the Declaration of Independence, which the anonymous author may have read. Designated the second edition, this is one of seven issues, all with identical content and printed in 1776. Four were published in London, one in Nottingham, one in Dublin and one of Scotland, probably Edinburgh. All of these are rare, with few holdings in North America. OCLC locates 7 copies of all editions in North America, 2 of the second (at Columbia and the University of Michigan). The ESTC adds the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 63225. English Short-Title Catalogue T143235.

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        Voyage en Arabie & en d`autres Pays circonvoisins. Vol I-II + Description de L`Arabie, faite Sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux mêmes. + Medbundet :Michaelis, (J. D) : Recueil de Questions, proposée à une Société de savants, qui par Ordre de sa Majesté Danoise font le Voyage de L `Arabie. Par Monsieur Michaélis.

      Amsterdam, S. J. Baalde / Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven & Comp., 1776-80. Vol. III. 1774. 4to. Vol. I. VIII + (6) + 409 + (1) s. Vol II. VI + (10) + 389 + (1) s. Vol III. XLII + (2) + 372 + (12) + (2) + XLIV + 256 + (16) + 38 s. Vol. I-II med tilsammen 124 kobberstukne, delvis foldede plansjer. 2 foldede kobberstukne karter. Kobberstukket vignett på tittelbl. Vol. III. 24 kobberstukne, delvis foldede plansjer. Fine samt. helskinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Røde og grønne skinn tittelfelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull.. Contemporary full calf with 5 raised bands. Red and green leather labels. Spine richly gilt. Vol. I-II with 124 engraved plates (partly folding). 2 folding engraved maps. Engraved vignette on title-page.Vol III. 24 engraved plates (partly folding)

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        Lykken bedre end Forstanden. Et Lystspil i Fem Optog

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

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        Compendio histórico de la ciudad de Salamanca, su Antigüedad, la de su Santa Iglesia, su Fundación, y Grandezas que la ilustran, escrita por don.

      Salamanca, Juan Antonio de Lasanta, s.a. (c. 1776) - 4º menor (19,8 x 15 cm.) 9 h. inc. port., 568 p., 1 lámina grabada al cobre. Capitulares grabadas en madera. Pergamino de época, rotulación en lomo. Primera edición de la historia más importante de Salamanca junto con la de González Dávila. Es un completo compendio sobre la historia, armas, blasones, gobierno, jurisdicción, población. Las últimas págimas recogen el elenco de los personajes ilustres que Salamanca ha dado a lo largo de su historia. Salvá dice recogiendo las palabras de Muñoz y Romero: “Esta historia es mucho mejos y más completa que la de González Dávila, teniendo además la ventaja de haber sido escrita siglo y medio más tarde.” Buen ejemplar, muy limpio y en perfecto estado. Palau, 75667; Salvá, 2921 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descriptions des arts et metiers. Tome IV

      Neuchatel: Imprimerie de la La Société Typographique, 1776. Ril piena pelle d'epoca con 5 nervi e tassello titolo.(leather binding). Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. Faites ou approuvées par Messieurs de L'Academie Royale des Sciences de Paris: avec figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle Edition. Publiée avec observations, & augmentée de tout ce qui a été ecrit de mieux fur ces matieres, en Allemagne, en Angleterre, en Suisse, en Italie. Tome IV contenant: l'art du Tuilier et du Briquetier, l'art de tirer des carrières l'Ardoise, l'art du Couvreu, l'art du Chaufournier , l'art de faire le Papier, l'art du Cartonnier, l'art du Cartier. Con numerose incisioni su tavole f.t. Nervi al dorso Abrasioni e fori di tarlo alla copertina. Pagine interne e tavole in ottimo stato (Abrasions and little holes at covers)

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        DELLA ROBBIA. Sua coltivazione e suoi usi.

      Per Gaetano Cambiagi 1776 Prima edizione, dedicata al Granduca di Toscana, Pietro Leopoldo. Cm.21,8x14,2. Pg.XVI, 294. Legatura in piena pergamena rigida. Frontespizio calcografico con stemma granducale coronato in tripla bordura decorativa. Esemplare in barbe, cone le prime 28 carte interessate da vecchi aloni piuttosto marcati. In fine cinque tavole su rame di Matteo Carboni, le ultime due in grande formato, raffiguranti tre particolareggiati dettagli della pianta, la lavorazione delle radici tramite macina attivata da un cavallo e i macchinari per la preparazione della tintura rosso robbia. La seconda parte del volume (dalla pg.143 alla fine) contiene "Memoria sulla maniera di tingnere di color rosso incarnato la bambagia, o sia il coton filato ("Dalle osservazioni sul Commercio, e sulle Arti di Giovan Claudio Flachat, Direttore degli Stabilimenti Levantini"). Si tratta dell'unica edizione pubblicata di questo raro testo, opera del fiorentino Giovanni Mariti (1736 - 1806), eclettico antiquario, scienziato e geografo, che durante un viaggio a Cipro compiuto nel 1760 ebbe modo di conoscere la pianta della robbia, di grande importanza per le tecniche di tintoria dei tessuti su tonalità rosso accese. La pianta veniva coltivata in Oriente e il Mariti ne auspicò l'utilizzo anche in Toscana, dove era comunque già conosciuta in passato. Molteplici le citazioni da altri autori, tra cui Antonio Mondaini. Il Mariti, socio corrispondente dell'Accademia dei Georgofili, operò in ambienti assai vicini alla Massoneria.

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        Den sunamitiske Qvindes Ankomst til Elisæum paa Carmels Bierget. / La Scunamite vient vers le prohete Elisée sur la Montagne Carmel.

      1776 1776 - Kobberstik. Kbhvn. 1776. 53 x 35,5 cm. I sort træramme. Meget rent og kraftigt tryk. Tekst på dansk og fransk. * Stikket blev belønnet med store guldmedalje 1776. Ideen til billedet stammer Kongernes Bog: "Dengang Elisa kom ind i den sunamitiske kvindes hus, lukkede han døren - - og bad til Herren``. Da Elias tog den døde søn fra enken i Zareptas skød og bar ham ind i det rum, hvor han boede, råbte han til Herren". Men Jesus gik ikke i forbøn hos Gud for denne enkes søn; med myndighed bød han den unge mand: Stå op!", og straks vendte livet tilbage til den døde."

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