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        Aelteste Urkunde des Menschengeschlechts. Erster Band, welcher den Ersten, Zweiten und Dritten Theil enthält; Zweiter Band, welcher den Vierten Theil enthält

      Riga: Johann Fridrich Hartknoch 1776 - HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, dreiseitiger roter Schnitt, 383; [6]+210 Seiten, 19,5 x 24 cm, Einband leicht berieben und leicht angeschmutzt, Besitzerschild auf den vorderen Vorsätzen ("Le Chevalier Charles de Bohr"), Besitzervermerke auf den Vorsätzen, beide Titelblätter mit kleinem Besitzerstempel ("St.Quentin"), innen selten relativ kleine Stockflecken, Papier sonst noch ganz hell, ein oder zwei ganz kleine Bemerkungen mit Bleistift aus dem 19. Jh., beiliegend Kommentar zum Buch von einem Lesers (1864), insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        THE RIGHTS OF GREAT BRITAIN ASSERTED AGAINST THE CLAIMS OF AMERICA: BEING AN ANSWER TO THE DECLARATION OF THE GENERAL CONGRESS

      London. 1776.. [2],92pp. plus folding table. Lacks the half title. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Negligible soiling. Very good plus. First edition of this important political tract, replying to the American Congress' "Declaration...setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms," which is printed in the rear of the pamphlet. Authorship of this work is in doubt, Adams crediting James Macpherson, who was retained by Lord North as a political writer, and Howes crediting Sir John Dalrymple. The pamphlet, which was widely disseminated, sets forth the ministerial position on the situation in America. This is the first of over twenty editions, making it one of the most widely circulated pamphlets of the English side of the debate. Only a handful of copies of this edition are in ESTC. ESTC N12881. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-95a. HOWES D37.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Journal d'un voyage qui contient différentes observations minéralogiques p EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Mannheim: Chez C. F. Schwan, 1776. Fine. Chez C. F. Schwan, à Mannheim 1776, in-12 (10x18cm), XII ; 384pp., relié. - Edition illustrated with 15 boards connected in-fine. Contemporary binding in full mottled brown calf. Back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets. As red morocco room. Gilt rolls on the cuts and caps. All marbled edges. Corners slightly rubbed. Library buffer (little owl) on the first guard. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 15 planches reliées in-fine. Reliure de l'époque en pleine basane brune mouchetée. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Roulette dorée sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Coins très légèrement frottées. Rare ouvrage devenu une référence en minéralogie et en gemmologie. cette narration de voyage dans le palatinat, soutenu par l'électeur Palatin, est riche en observations mineralogiques de plusieurs sortes. Suite à des considérations géologiques sur la rive gauche du Rhin, l'auteur décrit les fossiles et la nature des agates et jaspes trouvés dans les champs, les mines de mercure, leur constitution géologique et leur fonctionnement, la mine de cuivre, la mine d'agate dans les environs d'Oberstein. La description de la mine d'Agate laisse alors de côté la narration de voyage et donne lieu à un long traité sur la formation des agates, leurs couleurs et l'origine minéralogique de ces couleurs, leur dureté, et la façon dont on travaille ces agates à Oberstein. Il s'agit de la première description scientifique des agates. Le voyage reprend alors avec des considérations sur d'anciens volcans et des montagnes de basalte, près de Bonn. L'auteur, historien, fut secrétaire de Voltaire durant cinq années à Berlin et devint directeur du cabinet d'histoire naturelle de Manheim. Tampon de bibliothèque (petite chouette) sur la première garde.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Recherches sur le calcul intégral aux différences partielles.

      (Paris, 1776). - (25 x 20 cm). SS. 341-408. Moderne Broschur. (Aus: Mémoires de l'académie royale de sciences). Erste Ausgabe einer seiner seltenen frühen und bedeutenden Arbeiten. Es ist dies eine Überarbeitung der 1771 in den "Acta eruditorum" erschienenen Veröffentlichung. Laplace zeigt hier die virtuose Beherrschung der Infinitesimalrechnung, indem er partielle Differentialgleichungen 2. Ordnung auf ihre Lösungsmöglichkeit untersucht und die Kaskadenmethode entwickelt. - Sauber und breitrandig. - DSB 15, 292; Poggendorff I, 1376 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Lettres de quelques Juifs portugais et allemands à M de Voltaire ; avec d EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Moutard, 1776. Fine. Chez Moutard, à Paris 1776, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 12 (9x16,5cm), xxvij (1) 424pp. et (4) 476pp. et (8) 444pp., relié. - Edition partly original, published for the first time in 1769 in a Vol. in 8. Two volumes were added for this edition. Full sheepskin vintage blonde. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Petis gaps in mind. Tail headdress of Volume III threadbare. 7 corners bumped. Friction. The book is an attack and a critical review of the Treaty of tolerance Voltaire. The work was well received by both critics (Voltaire, d'Alembert) the public. The author demonstrated not only an argument nourished and erudite, but without pedantry and always with impartiality, that Voltaire applauded himself. Letters are not a defense of the church, but religion. As for style, Abbée Guenée establishes a dialogue with Voltaire, and his intention is clear, demonstrative, and not sententious. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale, publiée pour la première fois en 1769 en un Vol. in 8. Deux volumes furent ajoutés pour cette édition. Reliure en pleine basane blonde d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Petis manques en tête. Coiffe de queue du tome III élimée. 7 coins émoussés. Frottements. L'ouvrage est une attaque et un commentaire critique du Traité de la tolérance de Voltaire. L'oeuvre fut bien accepté tant par ses détracteurs (Voltaire, D'alembert) que le public. L'auteur y fait montre, non seulement d'une argumentation nourrie et érudite, mais sans pédanterie et toujours avec impartialité, ce que Voltaire applaudit lui-même. Les Lettres ne sont pas une défense de l'église, mais de la religion. Quant au style, l'abbée Guenée établit un dialogue avec Voltaire, et son propos est clair, démonstratif, et nullement sententieux.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Descriptions des arts et metiers. Tome IV

      Neuchatel , IMPRIMERIE DE LA LA SOCIÉTÉ TYPOGRAPHIQUE, 1776 - Faites ou approuvées par Messieurs de L'Academie Royale des Sciences de Paris: avec figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle Edition. Publiée avec observations, e 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. 8vo. pp. 658 + tavole. . Molto buono (Very Good). Abrasioni e fori di tarlo alla copertina. Pagine interne e tavole in ottimo stato (Abrasions and little holes at covers). . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        ?'uvres complettes, publiées par M. Rigoley de Juvigny

      The most complete edition of the collective works of Alexis Piron, given by Rigoley Juvigny.Binders of the time in full green morocco. spine smooth ornate lace and gold jewels and pieces of title and volume number of red morocco. Triple net gold bezel of the boards. Golden Roulette coaching contreplats. All edges gilt.spine lightly and evenly insolated and some scuffs, otherwise fine copy. de l'Imprimerie de Lambert Paris 1776 in-8 (12,5x19,5 cm) (4) xv ; 379pp. (4) et (4) 573pp. (1) et (4) 544pp. et (4) 599pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp. 7 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JONATHAN TRUMBULL TO CAPT. JOHN BIGELOW, CONCERNING SUPPLIES FOR THE CONTINENTAL ARMY].

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions: as it was Delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th Day of October, 1662, Upon Occasion of Certain Quaeries Propounded to that Illustrious Assembly, by the Honourable the Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy. Together with an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves

      Published by J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, J. Robson, T. Durham, W. Creech and J. Balfour, London 1776 - , [56], 649 pages, [9], complete with frontispiece, 40 plates and folding table at the rear New Edition , edges of boards scuffed, slight loss at head and tail of spine, joints cracked but holding, blank piece of paper covering an previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, front free endpaper loose, some light offsetting from plates but generally clean inside, book in good condition , full mottled calf with gilt title on spine, raised bands Quarto, 30 x 24 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Opuscoli di fisica animale, e vegetabile

      Presso la Società Tipografica 1776 Edizione originale. 2 voll. In 8°, p. XVI,304; (4)277(5, invece di 3, perché l'Errata del 1° vol. è legata alla fine del 2°). 6 tavole ripiegate incise da D. Cagnoni (2 alla fine del primo, 4 alla fine del secondo). Esemplare a pieni margini. Leggerissime fioriture. Bella legatura coeva in pelle con nervature, decorazioni e titolo in oro ai dorsi. (Gamba, 2449).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marisa Meroni]
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        Nouveau Palais de la Justice d'après les plans de M.PERRARD DE MONTREUIL, censeur royal Architecte de Monseigneur le comte d'Artois

      Simon, Imprimeur du Parlement 1776 - Une plaquette (27 cm x 20,5 cm), 16 pp. Un plan dépliant " idée d'un plan projetté pour un Palais de Justice " (44 cm x 35 cm). L'exemplaire est composé de deux feuillets et d'un plan. Intéressant exemplaire de ce projet non abouti. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: PARIS-LIBRIS]
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        Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben, und dem Fürsten Wenzel von Kaunitz-Rietberg gewidmet von der kaiserlichen königlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste. Erster [und] Zweyter Theil.

      Wien, Akademischer Verlag, 1776.. 2 Bände. Ca. 26,5 x 21,5 cm. 6 Blätter, LXXII Seiten, 618 Seiten; 1 Blatt, Seiten 619-881, 56 nn. Seiten Inhaltsverzeichnis und Register. Mit 22 gestochenen Vignetten, davon zwei auf den Titelblättern. Halblederbände der Zeit.. Zweite Ausgabe, posthum erschienen. Goedeke IV/1, 301, 12; Rümann 1276. Mit dem ausführlichen Vorwort von Friedrich Justus Riedel und dem häufig fehlenden "Verzeichnis der Subscribenten". Winckelmanns Kunstgeschichte ist eines der wichtigsten Bücher auf diesem Gebiet und bis heute prägend für das Verständnis der Antike. "Es war in der Tat das erste Werk in deutscher Sprache, das weltweite Zustimmung fand. Winckelmann wies hier zum ersten Mal auf die Wichtigkeit der griechischen Vorbilder für die moderne Welt hin ..." (Carter/Muir). Erster Teil mit allgemeinen Grundlagen und der Geschichte der Kunst der Ägypter, Perser und Römer, der zweite Teil ist ganz der griechischen Kunst gewidmet. Gelenke restauriert, Rücken mit kleinen Fehlstellen, Vorsätze erneuert. Exlibrisstempel auf den Vorsätzen, die ersten Blätter im 2. Teil am oberen weißen Rand gering wasserrandig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        Pennsylvania Magazine, February 1776, Reports Early Revolutionary War Actions

      Philadelphia, PA 1776 - Pennsylvania Magazine: or American Monthly Museum. For February 1776. Philadelphia: R. Aitken, [March 6, 1776]. Complete with plate on page 74 showing sign language alphabet. [55]-104 (49 pp.), 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. With articles on "Arguments against playing at Cards on the Lord's day," a "Method of Manufacturing Gunpowder," and "Dumb Speech, or the Art of Conversing by the Fingers only, as well in the Dark as in the Light.""Monthly Intelligence" covers the House of Commons Address to the King:"we have long lamented the condition of our unhappy fellow subjects in America; seduced from their allegiance, by the grossest misrepresentations, and the wicked and most insidious pretences, they have been made the instruments of the ambition and traiterous designs of those dangerous men, who have led them step by step to the standard of rebellion, who have now assumed the powers of sovereign authority, which they exercise in the most despotic and arbitrary manner, over the persons and properties of this deluded people." (pp. 91-92)Also, more than 10 pages on"General SCHUYLER'S account of this expedition to Tryon County (New York)" On December, 30, 1775, Schuyler was ordered to disarm disaffected inhabitants. The Continental Congress were so highly satisfied with his conduct in that delicate and meritorious service, as to declare, by a special resolution, that he had executed his trust and fidelity, prudence, and dispatch; and they ordered a publication of the narrative of his march in the depth of winter, into the regions bordering on the middle and upper Mohawk. This narrative and correspondence runs through last January, and recounts his movements, talks with the Mohawk Indians about the Patriot Cause, and much more. In part, "We beg of you brothers, to remember the engagement which was made with the Twelve United Colonies at our Interview last summer, as we then engaged to open the path of peace, and to keep it undefiled from blood.You assured us, brothers, that if any (Tories, Redcoats) were found in our neighborhood inimical to us, that you would consider them as enemies. The Six Nations then supposed that the son of Sir William [Johnson] was pointed at by that expression." (pp. 92-104).ConditionStab-stitched, disbound; last two leaves loose; some small marginal chips well clear of text; overall very good to fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        AVISOS MEDICOS, POPULARES, Y DOMESTICOS. Historia de todos los contagios: preservacion y medios de limpiar las casas, ropas, y muebles sospechosos.

      Imp. Joaquín Ibarra. Madrid, 1776 - . 20,5 cm (4º). 1 h., VI-287 pág. (sign. a4, A-S8). Frisos y capitulares. Enc. en pergamino. Cerco de antigua humedad en margen externo de primeras hojas, sin afectar al texto. Algún punto de óxido. Primera edición de este tratado de todos los contagios desde el punto de vista epidemiológico, clínico y preventivo a cargo del que fuera, entre otros, médico del Convento de la Encarnación de Madrid, examinador del Real Tribunal del Protomedicato y médico de la Casa Real, además de notable académico. El libro se estructura en cinco partes o tratados que acaban con los medios generales de descontagiar, y limpiar las casas, ropas y muebles. Tras una erudita introducción, trata largamente de la peste, la rabia, la lepra y "las enfermedades de obscuro, y dudoso contagio" como el escorbuto, la gota artética o la hemoptisis. En "El Doctor Antonio Pérez de Escobar (1723-1790). Su vida y obra" de Javier Sanz Sarrulla el autor es descrito como "uno de los médicos españoles más notables de este tiempo". Además de un buen clínico, fue también "un prestigioso médico de cabecera preocupado por el medio que rodea al enfermo, que llegaría a gozar de la confianza de la realeza siendo llamado para atender a la Familia Real, encomendándosele en sus últimos años la asistencia del infante Don Fernando". CCPB 000185155-1. medicina, enfermedades contagiosas, medicina general, siglo XVIII [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        TROISIEME VOYAGE de COOK, ou Journal d'une expedition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord en 1776 - 1780.

      Paris,Chez Pissot pere & fils, Libraires, quai des Augustins & Laporte, Libraire, rue des Noyers,1782.FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 2nd state 1782, translated from the English by Jean - Nicolas Demeunier. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette of farm buildings and trees on title page, illustrated with a folding engraved frontispiece representing the death of Captain Cook on Hawaii, "Mort du Capitaine Cook à OWhy - hée, Fevrier 1779", and a folding engraved map showing the tracks of the Resolution and the Discovery, pages: x, [1] - 508 complete with half - title, final page has the Approbation and "De l'imprimerie de Valade". Still in its original French marbled wrappers and uncut, housed in a blue drop down box, with gilt letter leather label on spine, and the binder's name in gilt inside at the bottom of the spine " Newbold & Collins, Sydney". The binding is worn and rubbed, half the lower wrapper repaired with matching paper and ragged at edges, spine rubbed with loss of marbled paper, the folding map has some small neat repairs to blank side and one larger repair running into image, but no loss, text mostly clean and crisp with the occasional small brown spot, old ink manuscript notes on the blank side of rear wrapper, old ink name on title page, the same as shown in the image in the Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, hard to read but looks like "Lestrange". Rare in original state. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 123; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780 - 1900, Volume 1, page 38, No.45. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        A Further Examination of our Present American Measures and of the Reasons and the Principles on which they are Founded

      Bath, England: Printed by R. Cruttwell, 1776. First edition. Later wrappers. Removed from a larger volume, lacking the half-title, untrimmed, early inscription identifying author on title page, later marbled wrappers, about very good.. Adams, American Controversy 76-134; Howes R373; Sabin 72154. ESTCT95753. NUC R0385294. Wolf, Lib. Benjamin Franklin 2193. Sowerby, Cat. of the Lib. of Thomas Jefferson 3056. JCB 2319. Argues for the legitimacy of the American protests and eventual independence. Follows upon the 1774 publication by the author, "Considerations on the measures carrying on with respect to the British colonies in North America.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Untitled: Pine Tree with Squirrel

      Paris.. 1776.. Etching, handcolored, 11 x 7 3/4 inches on sheet 17 x 11 inches. Very good condition. A beautiful image from Pierre Joseph Buchoz "COLLECTION PRECIEUSE ET ENLUMINEE des fleurs les plus belles et les pulus curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe". Designed to be "equally useful for naturalists, florists, painters and drawers, to directors of Porcelaine, Fayence, and silk, wool and cotton fabrics and other artists." The 100 etching / engravings of Chinese subjects were copied from Chinese drawings, and were instrumental in popularising the use of Chinese design. (Dunthorne, Flower and Fruit Prints #60). .

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        Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays (Vols. I-XXI)

      John Bell, London 1776 - Contemporary calf, gilt-stamped lettering in red and black leather spine labels, gilt-stamped ornament in spine compartments (5 raised bands); uniform set of 21 volumes, 12mo; each volume containing 5 plays (for a grand total of 105, including comedies, tragedies, and operas), with series half-title p., engraved series title-p., and a title-page for each play; plus numerous engraved plates, some folding. Front board and FFEP of Volume I detached. All others with somewhat dry spines; some chipping to spine tips and spine labels; boards just a bit rubbed. Some off-setting of plates, but this cataloguer likes ghosts, so contents are otherwise fine. A nice set. Repertory plays of Drury House and Covent Garden in the eighteenth century, this series of particular interest because it is based on prompt books, with cuts indicated by quotation marks. Features a variety of playwrights, and adaptations of Voltaire, Shakespeare, Dryden, and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Ölgemälde Porträt " Madame Philipin geb. Gigot, Ehefrau des Konditors Philipin in Genf, geboren 1776 ".

      - Schönes, großes, ausdrucksstarkes Porträt der Konditorsgattin Philipin zu Genf, geborene Gigot. Laut umseitigem alten, handschriftlichen Klebezettel 1776 geboren, Todesdatum offenbar unbekannt. Um 1820 herum gemalt, unsigniert und undatiert, alt gerahmt. Bildmaße Höhe x Breite: 73 x 57 cm / Rahmenmaß: 85 x 70 cm. Das fachgerecht restaurierte und gereinigte Bild ist etwas craquelliert, ansonsten von guter Erhaltung, leichter Abdruck des verso montierten Keilrahmens auf dem Bild. Der alte schlichte Originalrahmen von guter Erhaltung. ( Gewicht 2800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Bei Ölgemälden leider nur Selbstabholung oder selbstorganisierter Transport möglich, kein Versand )( Please notice: No shipment possible )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Years 1758-1829 plus index volume

      J. Dodsley, London 1776 - 1776-1830. Mixed editions. Complete run from the first volume(1758) through to volume 71(for 1829). Volume 27(1784 & 1785) was published in 1 volume; Volume 34(1792) in 2 volumes; Volume 62(1820) was also published in 2 volumes. Also present is the very scarce index volume for 1758-1819, published in 1826. Ex-library in 19th century half red calf over marbled boards. Earlier volumes(upto 1806) have marbled endpapers, later volumes have plain endpapers. Gilt bands and titles to spines.Gilt decoration to edges of calf on the boards(where the leather meets the marbled boards) Good-very good condition. Board(s) detatched from volumes 1(1758), 50((1808), 55(1813), 56(1814). Loose boards to volume 62 pt.I(1820). Minor loss(<1cm) to top of spines to several volumes. More noticeable loss to volumes 25(1782) 1.5cm top of spine, 36(1794) 3x2cm top of spine, 50(1808) 1x2cm bottom of spine, 69(1827) 1x3cm top of spine. The leather is moderately worn and chipped. Each volume has a mark where a long thin label has been removed from the marbled upper board and marks where stickers have been removed from the rear endpaper. Small, decorative stamp(Priaulx Library Guernsey) to top of first blank page in each volume and some biro numbers to verso of title page. Armorial bookplate of scholar, author and bibliophile Osmond de Beauvoir Priaulx to front pastedown of each volume. Light-moderate foxing to prelims but the general contents are clean and bright. Volume 19(1776) which contains the first publication of the American Declaration of Independence) is a fourth edition(1788). Volume 29(1787) which contains the US constitution is a first edition(1789). Heavy set so we may have to ask for extra for shipping. Size: 8.5'' Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia Plantarum in Palatinatu electorali sponte nascentum incepta, sucundum systema sexuale digesta. 3 Bände in einem Band.

      Mannhemii, Christ. Frid. Schwan 1776 - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Tomus Primus (1776): XXXII (inkl. Titel mit gestochener Vignette) + 454 Seiten. Tomus Secundus (1777): 664 Seiten (inkl. Titel mit gestochener Vignette). Tomus Tertius et Ultimus (1777): 320 Seiten (inkl. Titel mit gestochener Vignette) + (16) Seiten Index. Ca. 20 cm x ca. 12,5 cm, ca.7 cm stark. Ringsum gelber Farbschnitt. Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit etwas goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung sowie einem braun-goldenen Rückenschildchen. In Lateinisch. - Die 4 Tafeln mit den 5 Kupferstichen als Kopien lose eingelegt. - Erste Flora der Pfalz, die große und anhaltende Anerkennung erfuhr. - Johann Adam Pollich (1740 - 1780) war Botaniker und Arzt in Kaiserslautern. Ab 1764 widmete er sich nur noch der Naturgeschichte. Nach ihm wurde die heute noch existierende pfälzische naturforschende Gesellschaft benannt: Pollichia - Verein für Naturforschung und Landespflege e. V. - Pritzel 7247; Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature 8137. Wenig berieben oder bestoßen. Neuere Vorsätze, offenbar neu eingehangen. Auf dem ersten Titel und im Text einige Einträge von feiner alter Hand. Papier etwas gebräunt, nahezu nicht fleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand I - II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The trials on the informations which in pursuance of an Order of the House of Commons, were filed by His Majesty's Attorney General against Richard Smith, Esq. and Thomas Brand Hollis, Esq. for having been guilty of notorious bribery, and thereby procuring themselves to be elected and returned Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Hindon, tried by a special jury on Tuesday the 12th of March, 1776. At the Assize holden at Salisbury for the County of Wilts; before the Honourable Sir Beaumont Hotham, Knt. one of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Taken in short-hand by Joseph Gurney

      London: sold by G. Kearsley and M. Gurney. n.d. [1776]. 4to., 31 + (1)pp., small old inkstamp on lower blank margin of title, repeated on one other leaf margin, well bound in late 19th century half calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered. A very good copy. First edition: very scarce. An interesting, and for Hollis himself, a pretty disastrous event in his political career. Thomas Brand Hollis (ca. 1719 - 1804) developed connections among dissenters, political radicals and in the intellectual and charitable world. He was especially concerned for religious liberty and supported campaigns against the Test and Corporation Acts. 'Above all, Brand Hollis advocated political reform. His first foray ended in humiliating disaster. Hoping to promote the cause in parliament he purchased the rotten borough of Hindon, Wiltshire, at the 1774 general election, but the election was challenged. He was convicted of corruption, unseated, fined 1000 marks, and gaoled for six months. Undeterred, he joined the parliamentary reform movement precipitated by the American War of Independence. He was a founder member of the Society for Constitutional Information in 1780, and as a member of the Essex and Dorset county associations collaborated with Christopher Wyvill of Yorkshire, whose modest programme of reform at the St Alban's tavern conference in March 1780 he supported without success. Brand Hollis was especially influential on the Westminster Committee, which appointed him and Jebb to a subcommittee authorized to consider general electoral matters. Using arguments drawn from James Burgh and other Commonwealthsmen, they persuaded it to recommend a complete recasting of the representative system, including annual parliaments, equal electoral districts, universal male suffrage, and the ballot. In 1788 Brand Hollis was a founder member of the Revolution Society'. [Colin Bonwick in ODNB].

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

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

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        Guida per il viaggio d'Italia in posta nuova edizione

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

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        LA VIE ET LES OPINIONS DE TRISTRAM SHANDY. Traduites de l&#146;Anglois de Stern, par M. Frénais.

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

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        A Voyage Round The World

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

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

      Naples 1766-1776 - A single aquatint plate drawn and engraved after the original pieces in the Hamilton collection. The colour aquatint shows a confrontation between two men, one brandishing a sword, with cloak draped over his left arm, the other attempting to ward him off, a stylized tree flanks the illustration. The background is black, the image coloured with shades of tan, terra-cotta and gold. Printed on a single folio sheet measuring approximately 20" x 13", the image approximately 11.5" X 9.5"., Now presented in cream mounting boards 22" x18" behind clear mylar. A very fine plate in an excellent state of preservation. A BEAUTIFUL AND IMPRESSIVE PLATE FROM A MASTERPIECE OF CLASSIC ART RENDERINGS AND PUBLICATION. Hamilton served as British envoy to the court of Naples where he began collecting Greek vases and other antiquities immediately upon arriving at his post. In 1766&#150;67 he published a volume of engravings of his collection entitled A Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Honble. Wm. Hamilton. A further three volumes were produced in 1769&#150;76. Josiah Wedgwood the potter and porcelain maker drew great inspiration from the reproductions presented in Hamilton's volumes. While widely recognized for their beauty, the reproductions from Hamilton's vases have become evidence of the irreconcilable problem of neoclassicism in the Romantic period. Significant changes in the way the vases were engraved over a span of thirty or forty years demonstrate how an immutable collection of objects is subject to radical shifts in representation in response to the social and artistic styles of the time. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Printed by Isaac Collins, Printer to the King, for the Province of New-Jersey, Burlington 1776 - Felcone, New Jersey Books, 158; Evans 14911 Recent half calf and marbled boards, red morocco label. Head of title leaf excised with no loss of text. Stamped ownership notation Miers*Fisher/1769 with ink markings "Bot of . January 3 1781". Fine viii, 493, [1], 6, 6, 4, 4, 3, [1], 15, [1] pp. 1 vols. Folio

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

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

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        L'Iliade, traduction nouvelle.

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

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

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

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

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

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        De Anima brutorum commentaria

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

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

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

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        Reglement De La Confrerie De L'Adoration Perpetuelle Du S. Sacrament, Et La Bonne Mort. Erigee dans L'Eglise Paroissiale de Ville-Marie, en L'Isle de Montreal, en Canada

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

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        Silva: Or A Discourse Of Forest-Trees And The Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions: As it was delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th Day of October, 1662, Upon Occasion of certain Quaeries propounded to that illustrious Assembly.

      J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, et al, Yorkshire, England 1776 - the desirable First Hunter Edition [Sylva was first published 1664 and the spelling of the title by 1706 became Silva]; brown contempoary full calf binding; seven raised bands on spine; lettering in gilt on spine with the title on a red leather label on spine; gilt is bright; silk ribbon marker; red stain edges to page block; triple rule border tooled in blind on front and rear covers with additional tooling of designs; marbled end papers; John Evelyn's Sylva is considered a classic of Forestry, is his best known work, was a plea for re-forestation aimed at landowners and is often considered as one of the most influential texts on forestry ever published; this edition by A. [Alexander] Hunter M. D. F. R. S. (1729-1809) contains additional Notes by Hunter and is greatly expanded from earlier editions including additional plates; Hunter was a Scottish physician, known also as a writer and editor who took an active part in founding the Agricultural Society at York in 1770; his interest in rural economy came to the forefront in this elaborate illustrated edition of John Evelyn's Sylva, 1776; blank [2], blank [1]frontspiece, title page, blank, dedication, blank, The Editor's Preface [3], blank, Subscribers 8], the Life of Mr. John Evelyn [13], blank, The Epistle Dedicatory [3], To The Reader[17], Advertisment [2], Greek Poem [1], 649 pp, blank [1], An Explanatory Table fold-out [1], blank, Index 9], blank; modest age toning to recto and verso of the frontispiece; light foxing to several pages of the Index at the rear of the book; spine is square; inner joints are lightly cracked but hinges are strong; tips bumped; two tips peeking; minor shelf wear on edges; small chip on red spine label not affecting lettering; Subscriber's list includes James Boswell, Edward Gibbons, Francis Bacon etc; all 40 plates [including the fold-out Cawthorpe Oak plate and the Frontispiece portrait of John Evelyn} are present in excellent condition as are the 2 full page diagrams at page 502 of the South East and North West views of the Green Dale Oak at Welbeck. Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, NOVEMBER 1, 1776. ORDERED, THAT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS FROM THE GENERAL COURT OF THIS STATE TO THE OFFICERS AND PRIVATE SOLDIERS WHO ARE GONE FROM THENCE AND ARE SERVING IN THE AMERICAN ARMY, BE PRINTED IN TWO THOUSAND HAND-BILLS.

      [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&#146;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 el

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

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

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        A rare Massachusetts document dated July 4, 1776 with among the earliest example of references to royal authority crossed out!

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

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

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

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

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

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        Les Mannequins

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

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

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

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        THE NORTH AMERICAN'S ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST, 1777.

      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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