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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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        Praxis geometriæ & Zugabe zur Praxi Geometriæ (2 Bände in 1),

      Augsburg, Probst, 1776/68. - Worinnen . Feld-Messe, . Astrolabio, . Gebürgen, Abnehmung derer Höhen und Wasser-Fälle, nebst beygefügten practischen Hand-Griffen deutlich erörtert . werden. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gestochener Titelvignette, gestochenen Textvignetten, 39 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 5 Blatt, 97 Seiten; 2 Blatt, 55 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 33 x 22 cm, Einband berieben und bestossen, Wurmspur auf dem hinteren Einbanddeckel, die ersten Blatt etwas fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Fables Choisies : mises en ver

      Aux dépens de La Société Typographique, Bouillon 1776 - 8vo, four volumes bound in two. Complete with 248 engraved plates. A very good set, spines nearly renewed to match the originals, contemporary bookplates on front pastedowns. Cohen 552. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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