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        The Annual Register [of the Year 1763] or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature

      London: R and J Dodsley, 1776. 4th. Hard Cover. Very Good. Pagination is (4),[1]-216pp., Characters 1-307pp , 5pp contents. 1776 - 4th edition of the The Annual Register for 1763. Condition, bound in full leather with new leather spine, 5 bands, red and black leather labels with gilt type, 4 gilt decorations. Original leather boars and end papers preserved. A handsome copy. 3 maps with some paper tears repaired, small signature clipped from title page, otherwise a very good copy.(1) A new map of the British Dominions in North America with the limits of the Governments annexed hereto by the late peace treaty of October 7th 1763 by Thomas Kitchin. From Florida in the South to Hudson's Bay in the North (with inset of Florida). 3 inch paper teat going into map images and a couple of fold tears all professionally repaired.(2) Correct chart of the seat of war on the coast of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy by Thomas Kitchin dated 1763.(3) An accurate map of the seat of the war in the Kingdom of Prussia (Bohemia, Lusatania, Silesia, Saxony and Westphalia by Thomas Kitchin dated 1763. Bottom edge of paper uneven and maks affecting some type along the bottom below the neat line.(missing 4th map - A new map of the seat of war in the Empire of the Great Mogul (India) Content relating to Canada in first Section from p. [1] to 216;- Chapter V page 18 to p24- Chapter VI page 24 to p.32Appendix to Chronicle- An account of the mutiny at Quebec- A proclamation in relations to acquisitions in North AmericaContent relating to Canada in second Section from p. [1] to 307;An Elegy on the Death of Wolfe The Seven Years war had ended 1756-63 (this was the reason for the maps), Great Britain invaded the Philippines, at first they were repulsed by the Spanish and their Indian allies, then the British took Manilla, a private expedition was undertaken against Buenos Ayres, the British were at war with the American Indian tribes, Indians defeat British troops at Detroit, they attack Fort Pitt, battle of Bushy Run, Fort Pitt relieved, mutiny at Quebec. Plus dozens of other interesting articles on a variety of subjects including; Proclamation re.to the new acquisitations in N.America (4pp),a bout the government of 1.Canada, 2.W.Florida. 3.East Florida. 4.Grenada,. Further 2 chapters on the Philippine Islands, attacks and Manila taken;, (18pp); State of the conquest in North America, war against the Indians, Frontiers wasted, repulsed at Detroit, attack at Ft.Pitt, march of Col Bouquet, Battle at Bushy Run, Ft.Pitt relieved, engagements at Niagara, etc.(14pp).The Annual Register first published in 1758. Sir Edmund Burke was an early editor and principal contributor, widely recognised as the most valuable record of historical and political events, the most accurate accounts you can find, still used today as a reference by modern historians. Living history written as it happened by people who were there. Each volume is presented in sections, History of Europe for the year, Monthly Chronicle, State Papers, Characters, Natural History, Useful Projects, Antiquities, Poetry and Review of books. The section titled "The Monthly Chronicle" is of particular value as it brings together news stories from all over the United Kingdom and Europe. Accidents, fires, explosions, riots, murder, robbery, important trials are all detailed throughout the year. A fascinating snapshot of the years news.

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        The Canadian Freeholder: In Two [.Three.] Dialogues Between An Englishman and a Frenchman, Settled In Canada. Shewing The Sentiments of the Bulk of the Freeholders of Canada concerning the late Quebeck - Act; with some Remarks on the. Boston-Charter Act; and an Attempt to shew the great Expediency of immediately repealing both those Acts of Parliament, and of making some other useful Regulations and Concessions to his Majesty';s American Subjects, as a Ground for a Reconciliation with the United Colonies in America

      London: B. White, 1776. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. QUITE SCARCE IN THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF VOLUME 13 vol. 483; xxii,404; xlii,[399]-810pp. Half titles. Our set includes the first state of the first volume title page stating '' a dialogue showing the sentiments of the bulk of the Freeholders of Canada... etc'', the second and third volumes stating '' in three dialogues''.. Old Full tree calf, gilt spine bands, red moroccan spine labels, rebacked. internally very good. Prev. owner's bookplate. . Brown edges to perimeters of the first few pages of all three sets Vol. 3 pages xxix, xxx, xxxii have the numbers torn (text) and some of these numbers are missing. Bookplate of Isaac Hawkins Browne (1745-1818) was the only son of Isaac Hawkins Browne (poet) (1705-60). In 1790, he opened coal mines on his estate and leased enough land in Old Park to enable Thomas Botfield to build the Old Park ironworks there. Browne was one of the members of Parliament for Bridgnorth from 1784 to 1812, supporting the ministries of William Pitt the younger, Henry Addington, the Duke of Portland, and Spencer Perceval. Contains an account of the Boston Massacre. The first "Dialogue" argues for reconciliation through repeal of the Quebec Act and the Boston-Charter Act. The second examines Lord Mansfield's argument on the power of the Crown to tax and makes laws for the Colonies. The third offers Baron Maseres' plan of reconciliation, amplified from the first "Dialogue."Lande 615, Dionne II 825. Gagnon I 658 TPL 521 . Sabin 45412.Maseres (1731-1824), London-born and Cambridge educated, became Attorney General of Quebec,1766-1769 and his intention with the Freeholder was to convey to the public a true representation of the sentiments of the French or Canadian inhabitants of the Province concerning the Quebec Act, and likewise to suggest some reasons for repealing not only that obnoxious Act but also the Act for altering the Charter of Massachusetts's Bay. The dialogue gives a good example of the sentiments of both Canadians and Americans towards those 2 Acts of Parliament. This dialogue, published covering three years between a British gentleman and a Catholic Canadian freeholder, talks about the political concerns of the American colonies. Maseres was one of the strongest Whig friends of the American colonies during the time of the Revolution. Boston Massacre reference on page 80.

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        An Excursion to the Lakes in Westmoreland and Cumberland; With a Tour Through Part of the Northern Counties in the Years 1773 and 1774

      J. Wilkie and W. Charnley, London 1776 - [2], 382pp, [4]. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, bands bordered by gilt double rule, gilt roll to edges. Chipped with loss to head of spine, outer joints slightly split, but holding well, small amount of loss towards head of front cover, edges rubbed. Internally very lightly browned, but generally quite bright and clean. Signature E misbound but complete. 19 plates (18 folding) as called for. Bicknell notes that it "incorporates 'An Excursion of 1773' (Bicknell 6), with little alteration . to it is added an excursion to other parts of Cumberland, Hexham and parts of Durham and Yorkshire." There were no plates in the earlier edition, Bicknell 7, Upcott pg 120 Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Präservativ wider die Lotteriesucht, oder richtige Beurtheilung der Lotterie, besonders der Genuesischen Erfindung. Gedruckt im Jahre, da die ganze Welt spielte.

      (Leipzig, W. Vogel 1776).. Mit 6 Tafeln, davon 3 gefalt. und 2 gestochen. 2 Bll., 70 S. Rückenbroschur.. Stammhammer, Finanzwissenschaft I, 193 (datiert, wie auch andere Quellen auf 1778). - "Die geringe Hoffnung zu gewinnen und die Vortheile der Direction beym Lotto, werden hier sehr deutlich und in einer unterhaltenden Schreibart gezeigt" (aus der Rezension in: Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen, Jg. 1779, Bd. 1, p. 392). - Meine Datierung folgt: "Allgemeines Verzeichniß derer Bücher, welche in der Frankfurter und Leipziger Ostermesse des 1776 Jahres...", p. 523. - - - Die großen gest. Tafeln stellen ein System der Häufigkeit der Ziehung bestimmter Zahlen dar; der unbekannt gebliebene Verfasser steht dem Lotto zwar kritisch gegenüber, kann sich aber der Hoffnung auf den Jackpot auch nicht ganz entziehen: "Mich dünkt, auch unter den Zahlen ist Simpathie (sic!) und Antipathie. Einige sind so kollegialisch-freundschaftlich, daß sie sich immer oder doch oft zusammenhalten; andere sind so disharmonisch - so feindselig, sie kommen niemal - oder sind bisher niemal zusammen herausgekommen". Wir sind bis 12.01.2015 im Urlaub; der Versand kann erst nach unserer Rückkehr erfolgen. Wir bitten um Verständnis!

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        The Canadian Freeholder: In Two [ Three ] Dialogues Between An Englishman and a Frenchman, Settled In Canada Shewing The Sentiments of the Bulk of the Freeholders of Canada concerning the late Quebeck - Act; with some Remarks on the Boston-Charter Act; and an Attempt to shew the great Expediency of immediately repealing both those Acts of Parliament, and of making some other useful Regulations and Concessions to his Majesty';s American Subjects, as a Ground for a Reconciliation with the United Colonies in America

      London: B. White, 1776. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. QUITE SCARCE IN THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF VOLUME 13 vol. 483; xxii,404; xlii,[399]-810pp. Half titles. Our set includes the first state of the first volume title page stating '' a dialogue showing the sentiments of the bulk of the Freeholders of Canada... etc'', the second and third volumes stating '' in three dialogues''.. Old Full tree calf, gilt spine bands, red moroccan spine labels, rebacked. internally very good. Prev. owner's bookplate. . Brown edges to perimeters of the first few pages of all three sets Vol. 3 pages xxix, xxx, xxxii have the numbers torn (text) and some of these numbers are missing. Bookplate of Isaac Hawkins Browne (1745-1818) was the only son of Isaac Hawkins Browne (poet) (1705-60). In 1790, he opened coal mines on his estate and leased enough land in Old Park to enable Thomas Botfield to build the Old Park ironworks there. Browne was one of the members of Parliament for Bridgnorth from 1784 to 1812, supporting the ministries of William Pitt the younger, Henry Addington, the Duke of Portland, and Spencer Perceval. Contains an account of the Boston Massacre. The first "Dialogue" argues for reconciliation through repeal of the Quebec Act and the Boston-Charter Act. The second examines Lord Mansfield's argument on the power of the Crown to tax and makes laws for the Colonies. The third offers Baron Maseres' plan of reconciliation, amplified from the first "Dialogue."Lande 615, Dionne II 825. Gagnon I 658 TPL 521 . Sabin 45412.Maseres (1731-1824), London-born and Cambridge educated, became Attorney General of Quebec,1766-1769 and his intention with the Freeholder was to convey to the public a true representation of the sentiments of the French or Canadian inhabitants of the Province concerning the Quebec Act, and likewise to suggest some reasons for repealing not only that obnoxious Act but also the Act for altering the Charter of Massachusetts's Bay. The dialogue gives a good example of the sentiments of both Canadians and Americans towards those 2 Acts of Parliament. This dialogue, published covering three years between a British gentleman and a Catholic Canadian freeholder, talks about the political concerns of the American colonies. Maseres was one of the strongest Whig friends of the American colonies during the time of the Revolution. Boston Massacre reference on page 80.

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        DELLA ROBBIA. Sua coltivazione e suoi usi.

      Per Gaetano Cambiagi, In Firenze 1776 - Prima edizione, dedicata al Granduca di Toscana, Pietro Leopoldo. Cm.21,8x14,2. Pg.XVI, 294. Legatura in piena pergamena rigida. Frontespizio calcografico con stemma granducale coronato in tripla bordura decorativa. Esemplare in barbe, cone le prime 28 carte interessate da vecchi aloni piuttosto marcati. In fine cinque tavole su rame di Matteo Carboni, le ultime due in grande formato, raffiguranti tre particolareggiati dettagli della pianta, la lavorazione delle radici tramite macina attivata da un cavallo e i macchinari per la preparazione della tintura rosso robbia. La seconda parte del volume (dalla pg.143 alla fine) contiene "Memoria sulla maniera di tingnere di color rosso incarnato la bambagia, o sia il coton filato ("Dalle osservazioni sul Commercio, e sulle Arti di Giovan Claudio Flachat, Direttore degli Stabilimenti Levantini"). Si tratta dell'unica edizione pubblicata di questo raro testo, opera del fiorentino Giovanni Mariti (1736-1806), eclettico antiquario, scienziato e geografo, che durante un viaggio a Cipro compiuto nel 1760 ebbe modo di conoscere la pianta della robbia, di grande importanza per le tecniche di tintoria dei tessuti su tonalità rosso accese. La pianta veniva coltivata in Oriente e il Mariti ne auspicò l'utilizzo anche in Toscana, dove era comunque già conosciuta in passato. Molteplici le citazioni da altri autori, tra cui Antonio Mondaini. Il Mariti, socio corrispondente dell'Accademia dei Georgofili, operò in ambienti assai vicini alla Massoneria. 550 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de Memoires et d'Observations sur la formation & Sur la fabrication du Salpetre. Par les Commissaires nommes par l'Academie pour le jugement du Prix du Salpetre.

      Paris, Lacombe, 1776.. In-8, demi-basane de l'epoque, dos lisse orne de filets dores, piece de titre bordeaux (dos frotte, coif. usees), 55, (1) p., 622 p., (1) f. d''Extrait des registres', 3 planches depliantes de De La Gardette. Edition originale de ce recueil publie a l'instigation de l'Academie des sciences, dont Lavoisier est le maitre d'oeuvre, illustree de 3 planches depliantes signees de La Gardette. Devenu en 1775 un des quatre directeurs de la Regie des poudres et salpetres, Lavoisier y deploya une extraordinaire activite, tant sur le plan scientifique que d'organisation. "Des son arrivee a la Regie des poudres, Lavoisier s'etait preoccupe d'ameliorer et d'accroitre la fabrication du salpetre, afin de supprimer les importations considerables de ce produit venant de l'Inde. Sous son impulsion, plusieurs memoires furent publies et l'on perfectionna les procedes de raffinage (lavage a froid du salpetre brut). La production francaise de salpetre doubla de 1776 a 1788 et permit d'approvisionner l'armee americaine" (cf. histoirechimie.free.fr/lavoisier.htm). Contient, entres autres, p. 601-617 : 'Sur l'existence de l'air dans l'acide nitreux, & sur les moyens de decomposer & de recomposer cet acide (...) Par M. Lavoisier', article qui est considere comme "one of his most brilliant papers" (DSB, VIII, p. 77). (Duveen & Klickstein, 'Lavoisier', n°203 et 204. Cole, 'Chemical lit.', 772. Goldsmiths', n° 11414.). Provenance: Jacques-Philippe Ledru (1754-1832), medecin membre de l'Academie de medecine et maire de Fontenay-aux-Roses, pere de Ledru-Rollin, avec ex-libris grave. Bon exemplaire..

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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 & Sold by D. Wilson and G. Nicol Strand & others 1776 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Considerations on the American War. Addressed to the People of England

      1776. Rallying Support to Suppress the American Revolution [Mauduit, Israel (1708-1787), Attributed]. Considerations on the American War. Addressed to the People of England. London: Printed for T. Becket, 1776. [iv], 60 pp. Lacking half-title. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent stiff marbled wrappers, printed title panel to front cover. Moderate browning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, some loss of text to three leaves due to printer error, internally clean. * Only edition. Mauduit, or Maudit, was a British merchant, writer and colonial agent for Massachusetts. Considerations urges the British public to support measures to suppress the American Revolution. He dismisses concerns about the economic consequences of military force and trade disruption, describes the value of retaining the colonies and stresses how the English constitution would be undermined if the colonists were granted independence. Since most colonists are loyal subjects held captive by a band of "tyrants," the Continental Congress, he observes, the Crown is obligated to defend their freedom. Maudit changed his mind after three years of warfare. In 1779 he became an advocate for American independence. OCLC locates 12 copies in North America, none in law libraries. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 15198. English Short-Title Catalogue T1114.

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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 Together with an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves

      York: printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley, … T/ Durham… J. Robson, … T. Durham, …W. Creech and J. Balfour…, 1776. Subcriber's copy with signature of A. Hunter on tipped in sheet. 1/4 vellum. Very Good +. 1st Hunter edition. 4to (31.5 x 24.5 cm) Large paper copy. Subscribers presentation issue. Original quarter vellum and marble boards. Collation: [lvi], 649, [ix, index] p, + 41 copper engraved plates (includes engraved portrait of Evelyn by F. Bartolozzi) and 1 folding table. This vellum on the spine is torn in lower panel along under band. There is also tearing to vellum along lower portion of the hinges of front and rear covers and top of spine. There is evident wear to both covers, especially along the edges. The inner hinge of front cover is broken along approximately three fourths of the length with cord broken at top. Damp staining is present in the upper right corner of portrait affecting printed are but not portrait. There is dusting along the edges. The text is generally very good with occasional off setting and minor foxing along the upper head region. A number of plates have light browning and some minor foxing. Also there is a light brown stain (ca. 7.5 cm maximum diameter) from p.337-359, which affects text and two plates. Damp stain is present in the lower margin along the gutter and half of the tail for signatures 1st Hunter edited edition of Evelyn?'s Silva. 4to (31.5 x 24.5 cm). Subcriber's large-uncut, paper copy with signature of A. Hunter on tipped in sheet. Original quarter vellum and marble boards; wear to covers and corners. Collation: [lvi], 649, [ix, index] p, + 41 copper engraved plates (includes frontis piece: engraved portrait of Evelyn by F. Bartolozzi) and 1 folding table. The text is very good with occasional off setting and periodic minor foxing. A number of plates have light browning and some minor foxing. Also there is a light brown stain (ca. 7.5 cm maximum diameter) from p.337-359, which affects text and two plates. Damp stain is present in the lower margin along the gutter and half of the tail for signatures 4A to first leaf of 4D. Hunter, Alexander (1729??-1809), physician, was born in Edinburgh, the son of a druggist. After a grammar-school education he trained as a physician at Edinburgh, pursuing additional anatomical training in Rouen and Paris, before graduating MD in Edinburgh in 1753, with a thesis entitled ?'De cantharidibus?'. After practicing as a physician for a few months in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, and for several years in Beverley, Yorkshire, he moved in 1763 to York, where he practiced successfully in the city and among the county gentry until his death in 1809. He is best known, however, for his illustrated editions with notes of John Evelyn'sSylva (1776) and Terra (1778). He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1775, and of that of Edinburgh in 1792.(Oxford Dict. Natl. Bio.) This is the first edited edition of Evelyn?'s Silva with notes by A. Hunter. Although there are two books presented, there is no change in pagination or presence of separate title page, as issued. The dedication is to Evelyn?'s great-great-grandson, Sir Frederick Evelyn of Wotton. The portrait of Evelyn was drawn and engraved by Francesco Bartolozi and the illustrations done by John Miller, except for the Greendale Oak engraved by A. Rooker and Thomas Vivares. (Raphael, Oak Spring Sylva) Hunter was a physician and also a founder of the Agricultural Society of York. (Johnston, Cleveland Herbal). Provenance: Subscriber Rev. John Marsden?'s copy with ink signature on title page and name written in ink on subscriber?'s receipt slip signed by Hunter. The receipt is inserted in front of the Subscribers?' section. Rev. Marsden?'s name appears in the subscribers list in the ?"M?" section. There is little known about Rev. Marsden except that he came from Burntwook Nook and was vicar of Folkirk. (Henry, 137; Johnston, Keynes, 47; Nissen 615; Pritzel, 2766)

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        Präservativ wider die Lotteriesucht, oder richtige Beurtheilung der Lotterie, besonders der Genuesischen Erfindung. Gedruckt im Jahre, da die ganze Welt spielte

      (Leipzig, W. Vogel 1776).. Mit 6 Tafeln, davon 3 gefalt. und 2 gestochen. 2 Bll., 70 S. Rückenbroschur. Stammhammer, Finanzwissenschaft I, 193 (datiert, wie auch andere Quellen auf 1778). - "Die geringe Hoffnung zu gewinnen und die Vortheile der Direction beym Lotto, werden hier sehr deutlich und in einer unterhaltenden Schreibart gezeigt" (aus der Rezension in: Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen, Jg. 1779, Bd. 1, p. 392). - Meine Datierung folgt: "Allgemeines Verzeichniß derer Bücher, welche in der Frankfurter und Leipziger Ostermesse des 1776 Jahres...", p. 523. - - - Die großen gest. Tafeln stellen ein System der Häufigkeit der Ziehung bestimmter Zahlen dar; der unbekannt gebliebene Verfasser steht dem Lotto zwar kritisch gegenüber, kann sich aber der Hoffnung auf den Jackpot auch nicht ganz entziehen: "Mich dünkt, auch unter den Zahlen ist Simpathie (sic!) und Antipathie. Einige sind so kollegialisch-freundschaftlich, daß sie sich immer oder doch oft zusammenhalten; andere sind so disharmonisch - so feindselig, sie kommen niemal - oder sind bisher niemal zusammen herausgekommen". Wir sind bis 12.01.2015 im Urlaub; der Versand kann erst nach unserer Rückkehr erfolgen. Wir bitten um Verständnis!

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        Travels in Greece: or, an Account of a Tour Made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1776 - First edition, 1776. Includes only four of the seven maps. Front cover detached. Important account 18th century travel in Greece, including a meticulous account of the ruins at Athens. Contemporary marbled boards with calf spine, red spine label, 304 pages. Covers heavily rubbed with front cover detached but present, text block sound, large chips to the lower 20% of two leaves but professionally repaired with the missing text neatly handwritten in place, minor dampstains to the lower edge of the first three leaves, title page foxed with public library blindstamp in right margin and two tiny numbers on reverse side (no other library markings), front free endpaper absent. Folding map of Greece and Peloponnesus good with a closed tear affecting about three inches of the printed area, other maps very good. Missing maps: Plan of Port Piraeus, Plan of Athens, Chart of the Isthmus of Corinth - they appear to have never been bound in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARTE NUEVA DE ESCRIBIR

      Madrid: Antonio de Sancha, 1776. modern wrappers. Calligraphy. small folio. modern wrappers. (iv) xxviii, 136 pages. Inventada por el Insigne Maestro Pedro Diaz Morante, e Ilustrada con Muestras nuevas, y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero Magisterio de Primeras Letras. First edition. Forty engraved plates of calligraphic specimens. "Influential text, the result of a commission to design a more efficient national script." (Harvard/Becker 141. Bonacini 1353; Berlin 5248; Cotarelo y Mori II, 145; Palau 210612, 299945). Includes engraved additional title, lacking errata leaf. Spine cracked and covering chipped; blank lower outer corner of letterpress title restored. With fore edge trimmed, minor soiling on some plates, page 136 torn in several places, and plate 33 wormed (probably supplied from another copy).

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        Des Pierres précieuses et des Pierres fines, avec les Moyens de la connoître & de les évaluer.

      F.A. Didot Et De Bure Aîné, Paris 1776 - Petit in-12 ( 140x85, cartonnage muet, mors et coupes frottés.XII, 124 pages.Ex-libris à l'étiquette collée en contre plat.Titre. Epître. Préface. Première partie : Des Pierres précieuses.Division des Pierres précieuses. Origine, formation & prétendue vertu des Pierres précieuses. Diamant, Rubis, Saphir, Topaze, emeraude, Péridot, Prase, Chrysoprase, Smaragdoprase, Améthyste, Aigue-Marine, Chrysolithe, Grenat, Hyacinthe, Crystal de Roche.Seconde partie : Des Pierres fines.Division et format des Cailloux. Des Cailloux de Roche ou des Jaspes. Porphyre, Granit, Agates, Onyx, Sardonyx ou sardoine, Cornalines, Calcedoine, Girasol, Opale, Pierres chatoyantes, Jade, Aventurine, Turquoise. Quelques substances analogues aux Pierres. Minéralogie. Pierres. Anciens

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        Lettre Philosophique.

      . Par M. de V*** avec plusieurs Pieces galantes det nouvelles de differens Auteurs. Nouvelle edition, augmentee de plusieurs Pieces. London 1776. 254 pp. Titlepage weakly browning and with small stain otherwise a very clean and nice copy bound in contemporary halfleather richly gilt on spine; joint a little cracked at top..

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        Observations sur les maladies épidémiques (Année 1770) [with] Collection d?observations sur les maladies et constitutions épidémiques [Three Volumes]

      Paris / Rouen: De l?impr. de Vincent / Chez Didot et Méquignon; A Rouen: De l'imprimerie privilégiée, 1776; 1778. First editions. Full continental cat's paw calf, spine with five raised bands, two morocco lettering pieces, red on two volumes, brown and tan on the other, four compartments decorated with gilt florals, board edges ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Spines rubbed, one volume with shallow chip at head of spine and small chip at lower edge, a few scuff marks to boards, otherwise bindings solid, leaves clean, a very good set. 4to. Full titles: Volume I: Observations sur les maladies épidémiques, ouvrage rédigé d'après le tableau des epidémiques d'Hippocrate, et dans lequel on indique la meilleure méthode d'observer ce genre de maladies ... Publié par ordre du gouvernement, et aux fraix du roi. Volumes 2-3: Collection d'observations sur les maladies et constitutions épidémiques; ouvrage qui expose une suite de quinze années d'observations, & dans lequel les épidémies, les constitutions régnantes & intercurrentes, sont liées, selon le voeu d'Hippocrate, avec les causes météorologiques, locales & relatives aux différens climats, ainsi qu'avec l'histoire naturelle & médicale de la Normandie. On y a joint un appendix sur l'ordre des constitutions épidémiques ... Pub. par ordre du gouvernement ...This second set being a supplement to the first. Louis Lépecq de la Cloture (1736-1804), a Rouen physician and professor of Surgery, was part of a new generation of medical thinkers inspired by the scientific revolution and the enlightenment..."to study disease and environment in more exact terms by coordinating climatic and clinical observations... [They represented] a new kind of health activist who looked beyond the patient's bedside and thought about the broad environmental factors that shaped human disease,? (Quinlan: The Great Nation in Decline: sex, modernity and health crises in revolutionary France c. 1750-1850, p. 64). The culmination of this work in France was these two sophisticated topographies on disease in Normandy in which Lepecq, who worked on the issue for fifteen years, provided both case histories as well as detailed analyzes of epidemics and their relationship to climate, geography, water sources, and local customs, writing in his first work that doctors must study sickness in its natural habitat before they could treat large-scale health issues. Two very important 18th century works on Epidemiology. Brunet III, pp. 990-991. Graesse IV, p. 169. Frere: Bibliographe Normand, II pp. 212-3. Bayle & Thillaye II, p. 616.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. A. Zatta, "L'America divisa ne' suoi principali stati di nuova Projezione".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1776, 30,5 x 40,5. Tooley, Mapping of Amerika, S. 321. - Mit altkolor. Kartusche. - Zeigt Amerika mit Neuseeland.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        An Act for Giving a Publick Reward Unto Such Person or Persons, Being His Majesty's Subject or Subjects, As Shall Discover a Northern Passage for Vessels by Sea, Between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; And Also Unto Such As Shall First Approach by Sea Within One Degree of the Northern Pole

      London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan 1776. () [2], 247-250pp. Near fine. Folio. Disbound. Three leaves; first two conjugate and third detached. A few chips to inner margins, not touching text. One old horizontal fold, else a crip, clean example. The second revised act after the 1745 first edition of the British Parliament offering a reward of 20,000 pounds to any British subject who traverses the Northwest Passage or who travels within 1degree of the North Pole. The Act claims that discovery of the Northwest Passage will "be attended with many advantages both to commerce and science". Not in AB. This version is much scarcer than the first edition..

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

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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Gesamtausgabe des corpus iuris civilis. Groß-Quart. INSTITUTIONES. PANDECTAE. 1777. CODEX. NOVELLAE. EDICTA. 1797. Corpus juris civilis Codicibus veteribus manuscriptis et optimis quibusque editionibus collatis. Recensuit Georgius Christianus GEBAUER et post eius obitum editionem Georgius Agustus SPANGENBERG.

      Göttingen, Apud Ioannem Christianum Dieterich, Academiae Bibl. et Typ, 1776 -1797.. 2 Bde. Fol. (I:) Titelkupfer, Titelblatt, (26), 1144 S.; (II:) Ttlbl., (40), 680; Ttlbl., (34), 814, 48 S. Sehr schöne, geschmackvolle zeitgenössische Halblederbände auf fünf erhabenen Bünden und mit Lederecken, Buntpapierüberzug auf den Deckeln, roter Buchschnitt, mit Registraturfähnchen.. Die Gebauer-Spangenberg-Ausgabe, die Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts zum Abschluß kam, war der Beginn der Versuche, eine kritische Ausgabe des Corpus iuris civilis zu erstellen. - Die Geschichte der europäischen Rechtswissenschaft ist geprägt durch das legendäre Corpus juris civilis, das am Anfang des 6. Jahrhunderts in Byzanz geschaffen und im 12. Jahrhundert in Bologna "wiederentdeckt" wurde und schließlich Geltungskraft bis zum 19. Jahrhundert hatte. Aufgund dieser langen Überlieferungperiode ergaben sich eine Reihe von Überlieferungsproblemen aufgrund ungesicherter Texttradition. Die Rechtsschule von Bologna benutzte als Textgrundlage die "Vulgata". 1553 wurde endlich der Codex Florentinus in einer berühmten Druckausgabe in Florenz publiziert, eine lange unter Verschluß gehaltene weitere Handschriftvariante der Digesten. Diese Textvariante bestimmte zunächst als Littera Florentina im Verhältnis zur Littera Bononiensis die Textforschung und die Druckausgaben. Ende des 16. Jahrhundert suchte der große Rechtsgelehrte Dionysius GOTHOFREDUS einen Kompromiss zwischen der Littera Florentina und der Littera Bononiensis. Diese Gothofrediana bestimmte zunächst über Jahrhundert die Rechtslehre, Rechtspraxis sowie auch die Druckausgaben. Den Anfang einer kritischen Ausgabe setzte der holländische Rechtsgelehrte Henrik BRENKMAN (1681-1736), der sein Lebenswerk auf die Herausgabe einer kritischen Ausgabe der Digesten richtete. In umfangreichen Bibliotheksreisen insbesondere durch Italien versuchte Brenkman die Textgrundlage zu schaffen. Im Jahre 1722 legte er der Öffentlichkeit seinen Plan vor und edierte seine berühmte Historia Pandectarum. Der frühe Tod Brenkmans verhinderte die Forsetzung und eventuelle Vollendung seines Planes der Herausgabe einer kritischen Digestenausgabe. Brenkmans Arbeitspapiere gelangten nach seinem Tode an Cornelius van Bynkershoek (gest. 1743) und wurden nach dessen Tod meistbietend verkauft. Erwerber war im November 1743 Georg Christian GEBAUER (1690-1773), ab 1727 Professor in Leipzig, seit 1755 in Göttingen. Auf der Grundlage der Brenkman-Papiere plante Gebauer, eine neue kritische Corpus-iuris-civilis-Ausgabe zu erarbeiten. Nach 20 Jahren war die Arbeit soweit gediehen, daß das Vorhaben bezüglich der Digesten (und Institutionen) als druckfertig bezeichnet werden konnte. Während des Druckes der Digesten starb Gebauer. Die Arbeit Gebauers kam im Jahre 1776 durch Georg August SPANGENBERG (1738-1806) zur Edition. Im Jahre 1797 folgte der zweite Band, der den Codex Iustinianus und die Novellen enthielt. Spangenberg war Professor an der Universität Göttingen, ein Schüler Johann Stephan Pütters. Die Gebauer-Spangenberg-Ausgabe ruhte in den Digesten wesentlich und beinahe ausschließlich auf der Leseart der Littera Florentina. Erst Theodor Mommsen gelang dann mit seinem genialen Wurf eine wirklich kritische Ausgabe der Digesten.

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        Griechische Archäologie, oder Alterthümer Griechenlands. Aus dem Engländischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen vermehrt von Johann Jacob Rambach. 3 Bände.,

      Halle, J.J. Gebauer, 1776-1778. - 12 Bl., 1037 S. + XXXVI, 736 S. + XX, 708 Seiten. Mit 31 Kupfertafeln und 5 gestochenen Tabellen auf 4 Tafeln. *Band 1 und 2 bilden die Übersetzung des archäologischen Werkes von Potter in das Deutsche. Der dritte Band beinhaltet gänzlich eigene Zusätze des Herausgeber Rambach mit dem Untertitel "Archäologische Untersuchungen von Johann Jacob Rambach", welche er als notwendige Ergänzung sieht. Dieser Band enthält eine Chronologie der Griechen, ferner umfangreiche Kapitel über griechische Münzen, Gewichte und Maaße, Paläographie, griechische Baukunst, Bildhauerei, Musik und Tanzkunst, sowie die Literatur bzw. Dramatik. - Vollständig mit allen Kupfern, sauber und gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildern.

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        Recueil de dissertations, ou Recherches historiques et critiques, Sur le temps où vivoit le Solitaire Saint Florent au Mont-Glonne en Anjou; sur quelques Ouvrages des Anciens Romains nouvellement découverts dans cette Province & en Touraine; sur l'ancien lit de la Loire, de Tours à Angers, & celui de la rivière de la Vienne; sur le prétendu Tombeau de Turnus à Tours; l'assiette de Coesarodunum, première Capitale des Turones, sous Jules-César; les Ponts de Cé, & le Camp près d'Angers, attribués à cet Empereur, & celui de Chenehutte à trois lieues au-dessous de Saumur. Avec de nouvelles Assertions sur la Végétation spontanée des Coquilles du Château des Places; des Dessins d'une collection de Coquilles fossiles de la Touraine & de l'Anjou; de

      Paris: Veuve Duchesne, Veuve Tilliard, 1776 - Edition originale, in-8; lvi, 171p., [5p.]; 5 planches dépliantes de Decaché, dont 3 de fossiles et coquillages, carte topographique du Camp de César près d'Angers, et carte du Camp de Chênehutte avec les voies romaines allant de Poitiers à Angers et Nantes. Reliure d'époque en veau marbré, dos lisse orné, extrémités légèrement frottées. Petit trou en marge extérieure des premiers feuillets mais un très bon exemplaire, à grandes marges. Très intéressant ouvrage, dans lequel on notera en particulier la première description du camp romain de Chênehutte, indiqué sous le nom de Robrica sur la carte de Peutinger. Esprit curieux, La Sauvagère fut un pionnier de la sauvegarde du patrimoine ancien, et le premier à décrire la tour romaine de Cinq-Mars-la-Pile en 1770. Exemplaire frais, avec de belles planches gravées des fossiles de la région. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bird of Prey] Plate XV. Avoltoio Aquilino Sairo volgarm. Vaccaia saira. Vultur Aquilinus fuscus.

      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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