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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Flußlandschaft mit zwei Wanderern unter einem Baum.

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

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        An Account of Weather and Diseases of South Carolina 1776

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

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

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

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        A relation of a Journey to the Glaciers in the Dutchy of Savoy.

      "In 16° grande (cm. 18,5 x 12); pagg. (5), XXI, 256, (2); con 3 tavole f.t. (più una con stemma e dedica a stampa dei traduttori); ottima piena tela antica con titoli e fregi oro al dorso. Manca la prima sguardia volante. Bruniture. Taglio con antica riparazione (senza alcuna perdita) a pag. 81 - 82. Al volume è stata aggiunta una bella stampa dell'epoca ripiegata "View of Ice Valley, & Mountains that sorraund it, from Mount Anver" (cm. 30,5 x 22.5 - R. Price delin.; Vinares (?) sculpsit). Qualche nota a matita. G+. ** Seconda edizione inglese della prima opera del Bourrit (Description des glaciers du Duché de Savoye. 1773). "L’opera è il compensio di tre viaggi a Chamonix – 1766, 1769 e 1772- e per la prima volta si valuta la posisbilità, sia pure negativamente, di salire il Monte Bianco." Cfr Nava A/4 e A/5 che scrive: "Suo princpale merito è quello di aver fatto conoscere in Europa le alpi e in particolare Chamonix e il Monte Bianco spera di compiere la prima ascensione della montagna, che viceversa non riuscirà mai a salire nonostante cinque tentativi non sa tutta via accettare la sconfitta, soprattutto nei cofronti di Paccard"."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        1776 Vellum document transferring land in Haddonfield, New Jersey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Plain Question Upon the Present Dispute with our American

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

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

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

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        Lykken bedre end Forstanden. Et Lystspil i Fem Optog

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

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

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

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        Descriptions des arts et metiers. Tome IV

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

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        DELLA ROBBIA. Sua coltivazione e suoi usi.

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

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

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

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        COMMODORE HOPKINS, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FLEET [caption title].

      London. 1776. - Mezzotint engraving, 14 x 9 1/4 inches; mounted and framed to 21 x 16 1/2 inches. Trimmed to edge of image, mounted and matted. Quite clean. Very good. Engraved three-quarter length portrait of Commodore Esek Hopkins, showing him in his Continental uniform with one hand upraised and pointing forward, while he looks off the the left; several ships sail behind him, and a banner that has the Liberty Tree and "An Appeal to God" is above his outstretched hand. Esek Hopkins was the commander of the fledgling American Navy - comprised of eight merchant ships outfitted for war - during the American Revolution. After several run-ins with Congress over not following orders, and a signed petition of complaint from his officers, Hopkins was suspended in early 1777 and then summarily dismissed in January 1778. "His mediocre record of command, added to his political ineptness, made dismissal inevitable" - ANB. This print is one in a series of portraits of officers in the American Revolution, the intent of which was obviously to glorify the Americans and demonize the British. The British Museum CATALOGUE notes that several of the likenesses were imaginary, and the imprint lines may have been fictitious. BM CATALOGUE OF PRINTS 5336. ANB (online).

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        TRATTATO DE' CANALI NAVIGABILI.

      Nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli 1776 Opera dedicata all'Arciduca d'Austria Ferdinando. Cm.26x19. Pg.(18),240. Modesta legatura cartonata con rinforzo cartaceo al dorso. Piccola incisione di J.Mercorus al frontespizio, in formato cm.7x10,5. Alcuni capilettera e cartigli incisi. Restauro cartaceo alle prime carte e piccola tarlatura che attraversa alcune carte. Nel volume: "Della divisione de' Fiumi in più Rami, e delle cagioni della loro conservazione"; "Della Chiusa, ossia Sostegno attraversante l'alveo del Fiume, dal quale se ne deriva il Naviglio"; "Degli Sfogatoj aperti nella Chiusa medesima, e de' Paraporti disposti alle rive del canale"; "Della pendenza de' Canali navigabili"; "De' Sostegni, li quali danno il passaggio alle barche"; "Del passaggio delle barche per le porte del Sostegno"; "Dello sbocco de' Canali navigabili" oltre a due dissertazioni: "Se da' laghi possano immediatamente derivarsi nuovi emissarj di fiume perenne, o anco ridursi a canali regolati di navigazione, li quali sbocchino in altro fiume, eziandio nel mare medesimo; e quali difficoltà s'incontrino per eseguirne il disegno"; "Della origine del continuo alzamento de' laghi, e del regolamento de' loro emissarj". L'abate gesuita Antonio Giovanni Lecchi (Milano, 1702 - 1776) fu insegnante di belle lettere a Vercelli e a Pavia e di eloquenza a Milano, prima di assumere la cattedra di matematica all'ateneo pavese. Divenuto matematico di corte a Vienna sotto Maria Teresa d'Asburgo, fu richiamato in patria da Papa Clemente XIII per occuparsi della sistemazione dei fiumi bolognesi e romagnoli.

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        ARTE NUEVA DE ESCRIBIR

      Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1776 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1776. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. 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.

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        [Six Discourses.]

      FIRST EDITIONS and a complete set of these six discourses, presented to the Royal Society by Sir John Pringle as President.The fourth of the these is A discourse upon some late improvements of the means for preserving the health of mariners (1776), which incorporates on pp. 39â€"44 the first appearance in print of James Cook’s account of the successful measures that he took to prevent scurvy on his first two voyages. Although James Lind in 1753 had presented the clinical proof that fresh fruit prevented scurvy, it was still rife in the navy. Cook, however, did not lose a single man through scurvy during his second voyage lasting over three years, thus demonstrating to the world the effectiveness of his measures. He won the Copley Medal for this important paper entitled “The Method taken for preserving the Health of the Crew of His Majesty's Ship the Resolution during her late Voyage round the World.” Pringle’s long presentation address, quoting directly from Cook and other sources, is followed by Cook’s paper and an extract from a letter by Cook to Pringle written from Plymouth Sound in July 1776, while Cook was preparing for his third and final voyage. Pringle, the founder of modern military medicine, applied his considerable talents and influence to the medical conditions in the navy, and was an intimate friend of Cook.The other discourses, each commemorating a presentation of the Copley Medal, are ...on the different kinds of air, in which Pringle discusses Priestley’s discovery of oxygen, ...on the torpedo, ...on the attraction of mountains, discussing Maskelyne’s observations on the force of gravity on Schehallion which confirmed Newton’s theory of universal gravitation, ...on the invention and improvements of the reflecting telescope, and ...on the theory of gunnery. The discourses were republished in 1783 as a single work.G&M 2156 (Pringle’s paper) and 3714 ( Cook’s paper). Norman catalogue 508 (under Cook).6 works in 1 volume, 4to. 2 leaves, 31 pages, errata slip pasted to p. (32); 32 pages, 1 leaf (errata); 33 pages; 2 leaves, 44 pages; 24 pages; 2 leaves, pp. (3)â€"33. Contemporary vellum, red morocco label on spine. Light foxing throughout, but a nice copy. Armorial bookplate of N. Vansittart.

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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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        Vollständige Sammlung der Kaiserlichen in Sachen Frankfurt contra Frankfurt ergangenen Resolutionen und anderer dahin einschlagender Stadt-Verwaltungs-Grund-Gesezzen unter Allerhöchst-Kayserlichem Privilegio in drey Abteilungen herausgegeben.,

      Frankfurt a.M., Andreä, 1776 - 1779. - Titelblatt, 32, 138 Seiten; Titelblatt, 282 Seiten; Titelblatt, 154 Seiten, 13 S. (Anhang), 30 Bll. (Gesamtregister für alle drei Teile). Demandt I, 779; Sauer 597. - Das wichtigste Quellenwerk zur Geschichte der Frankfurter Gerichtsverfassung. Die umfangreiche Sammlung enthält die Staats-Grundverträge Frankfurts und alle Kaiserlichen Hauptresolutionen, Commissionsrecesse und Decrete sowie diejenigen Erkenntnisse und Urteile der höchsten Reichsgerichte, welche die Gerichtsverfassung Frankfurts betreffen (Sauer). Einband teils etwas stärker berieben, Ecken bestoßen, vorderes Außengelenk stellenweise angeplatzt (Bindung fest u. stabil), Rücken mit kleinen Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen. Innen unterschiedlich gebräunt, stellenweise auch etwas stärker, stellenweise etwas braun bzw. wasserfleckig. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Selten ! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 4° (32 x 22 cm), Halblederband der Zeit über fünf Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und etwas floraler Rückenvergoldung. Erste (1.) Ausgabe. Drei Teile in einem Band. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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