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        An Excursion to the Lakes in Westmorland and Cumberland with a Tour through part of the Northern Counties in the years 1773 and 1774.

      London Printed for J Wilkie and W Charnley 1776 - 8vo. 382pp plus itinerary, plate list and errata leaf. With 19 folding plates. Some internal spotting and foxing. In contemporary full tree calf , neatly rebacked with new spine label and end papers. A very good copy of this scarce Lake District guide.

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers]
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        Anecdotes Americaines, Ou, Histoire Abregee Des Principaux Evenements Arrives Dans Le Nouveau Monde Depuis Sa Decouverte Jusqua L'Epoque Presente.

      A Paris, Chez Vincent 1776 - Subjects: America --Discovery and exploration - Description and travel. United States --History --Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775. Attribue a` M. De jean--National Union Catalog pre-1956 imprints. Sabin 61564. Finely and [period] sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THEOLOGIA FUNDAMENTALIS, SEU APPARATUS ERUDITONIS AD THEOLOGIAM POSITIVO-SCHOLASTICAM. ORDINATUS & DIGESTUS

      Ex Typogaphia Blasii Román, 404 pp., Matriti - (Madrid) 1776 - THEOLOGIA FUNDAMENTALIS, SEU APPARATUS ERUDITONIS AD THEOLOGIAM POSITIVO-SCHOLASTICAM, ubi de locis Theologicis tam in communi quàm in particulari copiose simùl ac concise disseritur, cum respectiva insertione earum difficultatum, quae seu Historiam, seu Criticam, seu Dogmata concernentes, viam pandunt, tum pro Juvenibus in Antiquitate, Historia, Disciplina, et Doctrina Ecclesiae utiliter instruendis ; cùm pro solide constabiliendis Regulis, queis uti debent in praedictorum locorum versatione: ORDINATUS & DIGESTUS === Sin las tapas pero encuadernación firme, los cuadernillos están cosidos. (Covers are not present but binding is tight) === RELIGION - TEOLOGIA === 8vo. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Relapse; or, Virtue in Danger: Being the Sequel of The Fool in Fashion. A Comedy. Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane

      ) Printed for Samuel Briscoe. First edition.. Edges a little rubbed; internally a fine, clean copy, with wide margins.. Wing V-57; Pforzheimer 1021; NCBEL II, 749. 4to, modern blue half calf, blue cloth sides, gilt lettering. The first play and first published work by the architect and playwright Vanbrugh, a sequel to Colley Cibber Love?s Last Shift; or, The Fool in Fashion. The Relapse was performed on and off for over 50 years, translated several times, and adapted by Nathaniel Lee in A Man of Quality (1776) and by Richard Sheridan in A Trip to Scarborough (1777). Rare in the market: only seven copies of The Relapse have appeared in American Book Prices Current in the past 60 years and five of those were prior to 1963, and we could find but one (?a serviceable copy only?) offered for sale in the trade in the past 25 years.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Pasquali b. A. Zatta, "Nuove Scoperte Fatte nel 1765. 67. e 69 nel Mare del Sud".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1776, 30 x 40. Clancy, Robert, The Mapping of Terra Australis, Nr. 6.41 und Abb. S. 101. - Mit altkolor. Kartusche. - Zeigt das Gebiet von Neuguinea bis über die Gesellschaftsinseln mit Neuseeland unten mittig, sowie die eingezeichneten Fahrten von Cook, Carteret, Wallis und Byron.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. Six volumes complete, 1776-1788 - Volume One - viii, [4], 586pp, [2], lxxxviii, [2]; Volume Two - [14], 640pp; Volume Three - [26], 640pp; Volume Four - [4], viii, [8], 620pp; Volume Five - [12], 684pp and Volume Six - [14], 646pp, [52]. Uniform contemporary half calf and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, title label to second panel, contrasting volume label to third. Volume one has minor repairs to spine ends with small amount of loss to head, volume six has a minor repair to foot of spine, some darkening to spines, especially to volume five, slightly rubbed generally. Internally some light browning and occasional foxing, damp stain to fore-edge of Ll in volume one, staining to foot of endpapers and half-title in volume three, 3M4 lacking corner (not affecting text) in volume four and 3P stained in volume five, these faults notwithstanding generally fairly bright and clean. Volume one is a first edition, second variant, with X4 unsigned and the Preface dated February 1, 1776, volumes two and three are second editions (though as Norton points out, they are actually 'reissues of the first editions with cancel half-titles and titles'). With the half-titles, two folding maps to volume two and one to volume three, engraved portrait frontispiece by John Hall after Sir Joshua Reynolds, has been laid onto the reverse of the ffep to front of volume one. Norton 20, 25 and 29; PMM 222, a "masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style"; Rothschild 942 (1st edition). First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. 4to.

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        Traite des edifices, meubles, habits, machines et ustensiles des Chinois, graves sur les originaux dessines a la Chine. Compris une description de leurs temples, maisons, jardins, etc.

      Paris, chez Sieur le Rouge, Ingenieur-Geographe du Roi, Rue des Grands Augustins, 1776.. 4°. Mit 20 doppelblattgr. Kupfertafeln. 30 S. Pp.d. Zt. (berieben und etw. bestoßen). Lipperheide 1518. Colas 592. Millard I, 50. Abgebildet sind Tempel, Pavillons, Innenräume, Tische, Stühle, Gefäße, Trachten etc. Eine Tafel mit Eckeinriß, tls. etw. gebräunt und wenig fleckig, insgesamt jedoch ein gutes u. seltenes Exemplar. - 1 volume in-4, entierement monte sur onglets., 30 pp. de texte, enrichi de 20 planches gravees sur double page. Reliure de l"epoque, dos papier, plats cartonnes marbres frottes et uses, coins tres emousses, interieur frais et en bon etat, contemporary paper covers used, inside in very good condition, with 20 prints on double page. Il s"agit de la deuxieme edition francaise. L"originale anglaise et la premiere francaise ont ete publiees en 1757. Les planches representent des pagodes et pavillons accompagnes de plans, mais aussi differents types de vases, meubles et costumes. Chambers, qui travailla pour la Compagnie suedoise des Indes orientales, effectua deux voyages en Chine et fut l"un des propagateurs du gout chinois en Angleterre.

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        Indie IV Foglio. Map of South East Asia including the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Malaysia, tip of Cambodia & northern Australia.

      Zatta,, Venice: 1776 - Original outline color on this map of South East Asia. Includes "Isole Filippine", southern part, Camboge, Peni. di Malaca, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Celebes, Nuova Guinea and "Terra del Sud" marks the northern tip of Australia. 15 1/2 x 12" with sml. margin. Published between 1776 and 1785.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Bell's British Theatre; Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays. [Complete in 20 Volumes]

      London : Printed For John Bell, Near Exeter Exchange, In The Strand, And C. Etherington, At York, MDCCLXXVI. [-MDCCLXXVIII. ], 1776, Hardback, First EditionFull contemporary aniline calf, edge-worn and browned. Hinges cracked; all spines glazed (amateurishly) with a glossy resin. Bookplate of William Draper to each paste-down. Internally, exceptionally well-preserved. Scans on request. ; 0 pages; Subject: Theater (Plays) -England-London-History-18th century, Early works to 1800. Addison, Joseph, (1672-1719) . Philips, Ambrose (1674-1749) . Jonson, Ben, (1573? -1637) . Cibber, Colley, (1671-1757) . &c. &c. 100 plays, issued separately, each with seperate title-page, engraved general title page, and front. , showing an actor in a leading part.

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        Bespiegeling over Neerlandsch waternood, tusschen den 14den en 15den Nov. MDCCLXXV.

      Asd., Loveringh & Allart, 1776. - 2 delen in 1 band. (IV)+XVI+38+245+(3);VIII+335 pp. Met 2 gegrav. titels, wapenschild boven opdracht aan Willem van Heemskerck, burgemeester van Amsterdam, 7 uitsl. platen (Kattenburger Plein in Amsterdam, Oosthuizen bij Warder, Sluis te Delfshaven, Bergsche Veld in het Land van Heusden, Scheveningen, Texel, de Koekoek bij Kampen; uitsl. kaart zeedijken Oost- en West-Zaandam, uitsl. profiel Dregterlandsche Zeeweering bij Enkhuizen en Bovenkarspel, uitsl. plattegrond sluis Delfshaven. Naamlyst der inteekenaren (32 pp.!). Gebonden. Half leer uit de tijd. (Rug wat zwak, scharnieren iets gespleten, hoeken besch.; binnenwerk fraai). * Kemper 2200. - Eerste en tweede deel van een serie van drie over de overstromingen in 1775 en 1776.

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        Kort verhaal der Reformatie van Zeeland in de zestiende eeuwe; benevens eenige verhandelingen dienende tot ophelderinge van de historie der kerk-hervorminge aldaar

      Middelburg: Pieter Gillissen, 1776.

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        An Account of Three Journeys from the Cape Town into the Southern Parts of Africa ... [in] Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 66, 1776

      London : Royal Society, 1776, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFinely bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically rebacked with a matching brown leather gilt-blocked label and raised bands; very impressively finished. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Provenance: From the library of John Earl of Loudoun with his bookplate to front pastedown.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Desc.: pp.267-317 ; 24cm. Journal article extracted from Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 66, 1776 - professionally bound. Full title of article: An account of three journeys from the Cape Town into the southern parts of Africa: undertaken for the discovery of new plants, towards the improvement of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Subjects: South Africa -- Description and travel -- Travel literature -- Science -- Botany -- 18th century -- Periodicals -- Journals. Masson, Francis, 1741-1805 -- Travel -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope.

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        Silva or a Discourse of Forest-trees and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions: As it Was Delivered in the Royal Society on 15th Day of October 1662,

      Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, (54) + 649pp. Engr Frontis + 39 plates with 1 double pl + folding map. Tissue protected. Bound in red leather with gilt lettering and rules on spine. Spine faded, with small amount of rubbing. Corners scuffed. Single gilt rule around edges of covers. Gilt edges to pages. Marbled endpapers. Silk present but frayed. Staining to back endpapers. Inscription on free front endpaper. Book plate on front paste down. Book includes an Historical Account oif The Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. Also notes by A Hunter. The discourse was delivered 'Upon the occasion of certain Quaeries propounded to that illustrious Assembly, by the Honourable and Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy' A very heavy book.

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        Remembrancer, Declaration of Independence

      J. Almon 1776 - [DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE]. [ALMON, JOHN, EDITOR]. THE REMEMBRANCER; OR, IMPARTIAL REPOSITORY OF PUBLIC EVENTS. PART I [-III]. FOR THE YEAR 1776 [I.E., VOLUMES 2-4]. LONDON: PRINTED FOR J. ALMON 1776-77. 3 VOLS., 8VO. FIRST EDITION, CONTAINING THE FIRST ENGLISH PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, part III with engraved frontispiece portrait of Benjamin Franklin (usually bound in vol. 5, "for the year 1777") and 2 engraved maps. All three volumes in original bindings. Rare thus. Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase. The 17 volumes of The Remembrancer, published by John Almon and his successor J. Debrett from 1775 to 1784, is "one of the chief and. most reliable sources of information regarding the revolution. It is a veritable mine of information, containing every authentic paper relative to the American Revolution, whether published in England or America, by the British Ministry or the American Congress, and is even today the original authority from which much of our information is obtained. The collection has a sympathetic leaning towards the cause of the colonists, or at least against the course pursued by the ministry"--Church 1115. The Declaration of Independence is printed in vol. 3 (part II, 1776), pp. 258-60. Church 1115 and 1141; Howes A182; Sabin 955 and 951. (16) $15,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Remembrancer; or, Impartial Repository of Public Events. Part I for the Year 1776

      London: J. Almon 1776 - In original binding of marbled paper in Dutch double comb pattern of red and blue over boards, backed with leather; black spine panels with gilt stamped titles; 5 raised bands. Heavily rubbed on covers and spine; worn to boards at cover edges and corners; spine leather worn/deteriorated, raised bands exposed; covers fragile but still attached; text block tightly bound; 19th century bookplate on front pastedown; contemporary owner name in black ink (King?) on title page at top edge; interior supple and clean. Note that title page gives 'Part I for 1776' and index is for 'Volume II' but clearly relates to this volume. Covers many events in all colonies. Included: Ethan Allen's capture; Benedict Arnold's march on Quebec; an early version of the Articles of Confederation as submitted to North Carolina Assembly (rejected); Virginia Committee of Safety Resolution appointing Patrick Henry Commander in Chief of VA forces; Ben Franklin's correspondence to British friend expressing impossibility of British prevailing; trial court proceedings for Daniel Disney in Montreal; Notice of December 28 1775 meeting of Massachusetts Assembly naming as delegates to Congress John Hancock, Sam Adams, John Adams, Elbridge Gerry and Rbt Treat Paine; list of Privateers with armaments and officers as ordered by Congress at Philadelphia; much more. Cf, Sabin #955; Howes #182. 8vo, 371 pp + index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lee Madden, Book Dealer]
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        A General History of the Science and Practice of Music.

      London: Printed for T. Payne and Son. 1776 - FIRST EDITION. 5 volumes bound in 10. 4to (235 x 195 mms.), pp. [x], lxxxiv, 259, 251 - 465 [466 blank]; [ii], 250, 251 - 544; [ii], 234, 235 - 535 [536 blank]; [ii], 254, 255 - 548; [ii], 258, 259 - 483 [483 - 511 Index, 512 Errata], engraved frontispiece (off-setting onto title-page), engraved portrait of Hawkins and 5 other engraved plates in volume 1, numerous musical illustrations and engravings as part of registration throughout all 5 volumes, contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt, red and black morocco labels, marbled boards (slightly rubbed); some slight wear to bindings, but generally a very good and attractive set, somewhat curiously bound and with less than generous margins (a large-paper copy is 280 x 255 mms.). From the Easton Neston Library, with library label for shelf mark and the armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Hesketh, Bart., Rufford Hall Lancashire on the front paste-down end-paper. Sir John Hawkins (1719 - 1789) was famously dubbed, according to Fanny Burney as a "most unclubbable man"; in the same conversation Johnson said that he believed Hawkins to be "an honest man at the bottom; but to be sure he is penurious, and he is mean, and it must be owned he has a degree of brutality, and a tendency to savageness, that cannot easily be defended." Nevertheless, he admired Hawkins' history of music, though Johnson himself seems to have had cloth ears. Much of the research for this work was done in the British Museum, and Hawkins had an extensive collection of manuscripts as well. The work attracted very favourable reviews when it was published. Charles Burney was rather less admiring and managed to get his journalist friends to carry out attacks on the work. But, as New Grove records, the two works are "complementary rather than conflicting. Hawkins's contains valuable information about early 18th-century musical society in London, largely collected from survivors of the period, and emphasizes the achievement of the 16th- and 17th-century composers, who were treated condescendingly by Burney." Hawkins' work was, however, reprinted in 1853 and 1875, while Burney's was never reprinted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Nuove Scoperte de' Russi al Nord del Mare del Sud si nell' Asia, che nell' America

      Venice 1776 - This decorative map is famous for it's fantasies of the West coast of America . It shows two channels from the West coast through the Hudson Bay. But it's rendering of Hudson Bay is resonably accurate. The mao shows the latest information gathered by the Russians related to Alaska. The map has a large cartouche of elephants, ostriches and animal wonders of Africa., Size : 320x415 (mm), 12.625x16.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        The Original Works of William King, LLD. 3 Volume set

      London N.Conant successor to Mr. Whiston, in Fleet-Street 1776. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Spine scuffed. Ink notes on fep of volume II. Signature of a previous owner on half title of volume III [First Edition] Contemporary calf 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). xxxii, 282pp; 308pp; 315pp. Engraved title page portrait vignette in each volume and engraving in volume II.

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        General History of Music From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period. To Which is Prefixed, A Dissertation of the Music of the Ancients

      London: Becket, Robson & Robinson, 1776. hardcover. very good(+). 4 volumes. 9 copper engravings, three engraved by Bartolozzi after G.B. Cipriani. Some plates are folding and double page (a few are loose in the binding). Many musical illustrations throughout the text. Some early ink notations and slight underlining one or two small waterstains in the margins, occasional foxing. Thick square 4to, expertly recased, full diced calf, brown leather spine labels. London: Becket, Robson and Robinson, 1776, 1782, 1789, 1789. First Edition.

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        Histoire des plantes vénéneuses de la Suisse, contenant leur description, leurs mauvais effets sur les hommes et sur les animaux, avec leurs antidotes; rédigée d'après ce qu'on a de mieux sur cette matière, & sur-tout d'après l'Histoire des plantes Helvétiques de M. le baron de Haller; mise à la portée de tout le monde, avec le lieu natal de chaque plante pour la France, les figures nécessaires, & plusieurs observations nouvelles ....

      Yverdon, chez la Société Littéraires & Typographique, 1776. 8vo. pp. xxix, 42, 392, 112, (10), with 3 folded engraved plates and 1 folded table. Recent boards. Stafleu & Cowan 16.097. Rodolphe Philippe Vicat (1720-1783) was a Swiss physician and botanist at Lausanne.

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        AN ACT FOR THE CARRYING INTO EXECUTION A RESOLVE OF THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, FOR ASCERTAINING THE NUMBER OF INHABITANTS IN THIS COLONY [caption title]

      [Watertown, Ma.: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1776].. Broadside, 17 1/4 x 7 inches. Light signs of old creases. Very clean, with contemporary manuscript inscription on blank verso. A very fine copy. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. A seminal document, publishing an act passed by the Massachusetts legislature to execute a census of the state just months before the Declaration of Independence. This legislative action followed a recommendation by the American Congress to "the several assemblies...of the respective colonies, [to] ascertain by the most impartial and effectual means in their power, the number of inhabitants in the colonies respectively." Selectmen for each town in the colony were empowered to "take an exact account of the number of inhabitants of all ages, including Negroes and Molattoes (distinguishing the number of each) resident in their respective towns and belonging to this colony." The legislators responsible for the bill sought to produce as complete and accurate an accounting as possible. Soldiers and seamen who were residents of towns when they entered active service were to be counted, as were inhabitants of unincorporated areas, and special provisions were also made for recording the inhabitants in Berkshire, Hampshire, York, Cumberland, and Lincoln counties. Penalties for those selectmen or individuals not cooperating with the census are also indicated. A rare Massachusetts broadside in very fine condition. NAIP records copies at Harvard and Massachusetts Historical Society while Ford notes a copy in the Massachusetts Archives. OCLC records only one copy, at the Huntington Library. EVANS 14849. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 2011. CUSHING 922. NAIP w014979.

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        IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SEPTEMBER 17th, 1776. WHEREAS DOUBTS MAY ARISE IN THE MINDS OF SOME OF THE GOOD PEOPLE OF THIS STATE...[first line of text]

      [Watertown, Ma.: Benjamin Edes, 1776].. Broadside, 11 x 7 inches. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and toning. Very good. In a red half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. A Revolutionary broadside posting the period of service fixed for Massachusetts militiamen. The copy at the American Antiquarian Society is printed on half a sheet, with a similar broadside (intended to be separated). The broadside reads: "Whereas doubts may arise in the minds of some of the good people of this state, who are willing to go out at this important juncture against our unnatural enemies, agreeable to the resolve of this Court passed the 12th instant, about what time they shall be held in that service: Therefore for removing any difficulties of that nature, - It is resolved, That all those persons who shall march out on the exigence, shall be recalled within the space of two months from this date, at the furthest, and as much sooner as the service may admit of...." It goes on to empower officers to collect fines for sending another person to fight in one's stead, and allows officers to muster the militia "when and so often as they may respectively find it necessary, in order for the obtaining the Quota designed...." NAIP locates six copies. A nice piece of Revolutionary Americana. EVANS 14867. BRISTOL B4268. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43087. FORD 1998. CUSHING, MASSACHUSETTS LAWS 950. NAIP w027212.

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        IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SEPTEMBER 17th, 1776. WHEREAS DOUBTS MAY ARISE IN THE MINDS OF SOME OF THE GOOD PEOPLE OF THIS STATE.[first line of text].

      [Watertown, Ma.: Benjamin Edes, 1776]. - Broadside, 11 x 7 inches. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and toning. Very good. In a red half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. A Revolutionary broadside posting the period of service fixed for Massachusetts militiamen. The copy at the American Antiquarian Society is printed on half a sheet, with a similar broadside (intended to be separated). The broadside reads: "Whereas doubts may arise in the minds of some of the good people of this state, who are willing to go out at this important juncture against our unnatural enemies, agreeable to the resolve of this Court passed the 12th instant, about what time they shall be held in that service: Therefore for removing any difficulties of that nature, - It is resolved, That all those persons who shall march out on the exigence, shall be recalled within the space of two months from this date, at the furthest, and as much sooner as the service may admit of." It goes on to empower officers to collect fines for sending another person to fight in one's stead, and allows officers to muster the militia "when and so often as they may respectively find it necessary, in order for the obtaining the Quota designed." NAIP locates six copies. A nice piece of Revolutionary Americana. EVANS 14867. BRISTOL B4268. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43087. FORD 1998. CUSHING, MASSACHUSETTS LAWS 950. NAIP w027212.

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        British Zoology. Four Volume Set

      London: Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street. G+ : in good condition plus with marbled eps. Upper board of Volume I a little weak. Some outer joint rubbing. Occasional light foxing and some offsetting. Heraldic book-plates to paste-downs. 1776. Fourth Edition. Leather cover with gilt-decorated bands. 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 352pp; 322pp; 371pp; 136pp, + plates. 275 engraved plates,. The four volumes comprise: Vol. I. Class I. Quadrupeds. II. Birds. Div. I. Land; Vol. II. Class II. Birds. Div. II. Water; Vol. III. Class III. Reptiles. IV. Fishes; Vol. IV. [published 1777] Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. Heraldic book-plate of Coulthart of Coulthart and Collyn 'Virtute non Verbis.'. .

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        Abgekürzte Geschichte der Insecten.

      Nach dem Linnaeischen System. Winterthur, H. Steiner, 1776. 2 volumes (bound in 1). 4to (272 x 225mm). pp. xxviii, 274; pp. 71, (1), with 2 engraved titles, 15 engraved vignettes and 32 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with red and black gilt lettered labels (old repair to spine). An attractive entomological publication. The excellent plates are by Johann Rudolf Schellenberg (1740-1806), one of the best natural history artists of his time. He was rightly famous for his minute details. Almost 4000 of his beautiful original watercolours of insects are preserved at the Municipal Library of Winterthur. "Eben dieser Schellenberg hat ... eine erstaunliche Menge von Insecten nach der Natur gezeichnet und gemahlt ... Richtigkeit in der Zeichnung, Leben und das herrlichste Colorit scheinen da mit einander um die Palme streiten zu wollen" (Thanner, Schmutz & Geus. Johann Rudolph Schellenberg. Der Künstler und die naturwissenschaftliche Illustration im 18. Jahrhundert p. 144).//The beautifully engraved vignettes showing detailed figures of insects are by Schellenberg's younger brother Johannes (1748-1794), a keen observer of nature. He was a miniature painter of some renown.//Nissen ZBI, 4040.

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        The Annals of Newgate; Or, Malefactors Register. Containing A particular . . . Account of the Lives, Transactions, and Trials of the most notorious Malefactors . . . for Parricide, Murder, Treason . . . Coining, Forgery, and Rapes [etc.]. Four Volumes

      Printed for J. Wenman, No. 144, Fleet-street [etc.], London 1776 - Contemporary tree calf, rubbed, rebacked, neatly gilt, a bit strained and lightly browned, but an appealing set; with thirty-seven plates, as called for The edition of 'Newgate' through which "The Newgate Calendar enters into the history of popular literature" and the edition suggested to have been "[t]he finest C18th compilation", put together by the Ordinary of Newgate, John Villette, and others [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMPENDIO HISTORICO DE LA CIUDAD DE SALAMANCA, SU ANTIGUEDAD, LA DE SU SANTA IGLESIA. SU FUNDACION, Y GRANDEZAS QUE LA ILUSTRAN. Escrita por. Cura Propio de el Lugar de la Mata.

      Juan Ant. de Lasanta, Salamanca - 4§m, 1b, port, 8h, 568p, 1 lm. grab, bellas capitulares, leve ¢x. ((1¦ y £lt. pgs.) Pergamino. "- Palau 75667. Salv 2921: ".Esta historia es mucho mejor y ms completa que la de Gonzlez Dvila, teniendo adems la ventaja de haber sido escrita siglo y medio ms tarde."." c.1776

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Petit n. (J) Charles de Borda, "Carte particuliere des Isles Canaries et des Cotes Voisines d'Afrique ..".

      . dat. 1776, 55 x 86,5. MCC 74, Broekema, Nr. 26. - Oben links die Titelkartusche. Rechts zahlr. Küstenprofile der Kanarischen Inseln, links unten 3 kleine Inselkarten der Häfen von St. Croix, Port de la Gomere und "Port de Naos de L'ancerote". - Zeigt die Kanarischen Inseln mit der nordwestafrikanischen Küste von Cap de Geer bis Kap Bojador.

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        Afbeelding der marmor soorten, volgens hunne natuurlyke koleuren. Naaukeurig afgebeeld, ook met de bygevoegde Hollandsche, Hooghduitsche, Engelsche, Fransche en Latynsche benaamingen voorzien/ Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten. Nach der Natur auf das sorgfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet.../ A representation of different sort of marble, ingraved and set out in their natural colours.../ Représentation de marbres, gravés & mis en couleurs d'après nature.../ Marmora et adfines aliquot lapides coloribus suis.

      Amsterdam, Christiaan Sepp, 1776. Large 4to (305 x 235mm). 82 leaves of text including titles, preliminaries and explanatory text, with 1 hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 100 very fine hand-coloured engraved plates of marbles. Early 19th century red half morocco, richly gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments. A very fine copy of the most splendid work ever published on marbles. The work is one of the rarest natural history works published in the Netherlands. The 100 beautifully hand-coloured plates show some 600 different varieties of marbles and other ornamental stones. The text is in 5 languages and the book was clearly published for an international clientele. The arrangement of the plates is by localities: plates 1-54 illustrate marbles from quarries in southern Germany, Switzerland, and Austria; plates 55-68 illustrate marbles from France and Flanders; plates 74-94 illustrate Italian marbles; and plates 95-100 illustrate marbles from Sweden and Spain. "The text was provided by naturalist Casimir Christoph Schmidel (1718-1792), who had earlier, in 1753, published a color plate volume of mineral specimens" (Sinkankas 7282). Sinkankas suggests the present work to be a very much enlarged edition of Wirsing's 'Maramora' published in Nürnberg in 1775. The famous publishing house Sepp & Zoon, was a firm which excercised the utmost care in producing colour-plate books of outstanding quality. Landwehr considers the present work 'one of the best executed publications of Christiaan Sepp'.//Landwehr 1; Sinkankas 7282.

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        Traites sur les Coutumes Anglo-Normandes, Publies en Angleterre.

      1776 - Notable Eighteenth-Century Comparative Study of Early English and French Law Houard, David [1725-1802]. Traites sur les Coutumes Anglo-Normandes, Publies en Angleterre, Depuis le Onzieme, Jusqu'au Quatorzieme Siecle: Ouvrage qui Supplee aux Monuments de l'Histoire & de la Legislation Francoise, Qui nous Manquoient Depuis la Cessation des Capitulaires, Jusqu'aux Premieres Ordonnances de nos Rois de la Troisieme Race. Rouen: Le Boucher le Jeune/ Paris: Durand Neveu, 1776. Four volumes. Complete set. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines with raised bands and lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, edges rouged, ribbon markers. Light to moderate rubbing to extremities, minor scuffing to boards, front joint of Volume III partially cracked, chips and wear to fore-edges, joints of Volume IV starting at ends, nineteenth-century armorial bookplates (of John Beames) to front pastedowns. Attractive woodcut head-pieces and title-page devices. Light toning, negligible foxing in places, internally clean. Ex-library. Old paper location labels to spines, card pockets to rear pastedowns. A solid copy of a scarce set. * Only edition. The scope of this massive comparative study is evident in a listing of its contents, which includes original scholarship and editions of primary texts: Preface, Dissertation Preliminaire sur les Variations de la Legislation Francoise et Angloise, Depuis l'entree des Saxons dans les Gaules Jusqu'au Onzieme siecle, Extraits du Domesday, Loix d'Henry I, Traites sur les Coutumes Angloises, par Glanville, Leges Malcomi Mackenneth, Ejus Nominis Secundi, Regiam Majestatem, Quoniam Attachiamenta, Leges & Consuetudines Burgorum, Curia Quatuor Burgorum, Statuta Gildoe, Assisa Regis David, Iter Camerarii, Brevis, & Succincta Forma Itineris, Statuta Wilhelmi Regis, Leges Forestarum, Statuta Alexandri Secundi, Prima Statuta Roberti Primi, Statuta Secunda Roberti Primi, Assisa & Statuta Davidis Secundi, Statuta Roberti Secundi, Acta Parliamenti Roberti Tertii, Fleta, Liber I-VI, Traite de Britton, Somme de Hornes ou Myrror de Justices. Houard was a respected scholar of the customary law of Normandy who investigated links between Norman early English law. In addition to several studies of Norman coutumes, Hourd's works include Anciennes Loix des Francois, Conservees Dans les Coutumes Anglois [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. (&quote;CG Schütz&quote; bzw. &quote;Schütz&quote;).

      Halle, 1776.. Zusammen (2+2=) 4 SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel)Blatt. Folio und 4to.. An seine Braut Anna Henriette (&quote;Jettchen&quote;) Danovius. I: &quote;Also darf ich Sie die Meinige nennen? Und es ist kein Traum daß Sie mich lieben, erwünschte, geliebteste, und liebenswürdigste Freundin! Und es ist gewiß, daß Ihr verehrungswürdiger Herr Bruder mit unsern Wünschen sympathisiret? und daß Ihre zärtlichgesinnte Frau Schwester ihren holden Beyfall dazu gegeben? Das alles erzählten mir auf einmal die letzten Briefe unsrer Griesbachs [...] Am dreyzehnten Januar (die[e]s war einer von den traurigen Monaten, wo ich ganz von denen die meine Seele liebte getrennt, und einsiedlerisch oft blos mit mir selbst zu sprechen aufgelegt war[)], schrieb ich in mein Tagebuch: [...] Wer weiß ob das Mädchen, das mich lieben wird, nicht in dieser Stunde, in so manchen andern, mit mir gleichen Drang, und gleiche Tröstung empfindet.' [...] Di[e]s waren die Gedanken, mit denen sich, wie gesagt, am 13ten Januar der ehrliche Schwärmer zu seinem Schlafe vorbereitete; und sind seine Ahndungen nicht wunderbar eingetroffen? [...] Getrost, meine Geliebte, der Tag ist bald da [...], da es Ihnen nicht der todte Buchstabe, da es Ihnen die lebendige Sprache der Seele sagen soll, welche Seligkeit es sey Sie zu lieben, und von Ihnen sich geliebt zu sehn [...]&quote; (Br. v. 31. Oktober 1776). Schütz' Schwager, der Theologe Johann Jakob Griesbach (1745-1812) lebte in Jena, wo bald auch Schütz hinziehen sollte. - II: &quote;Warten Sie nur, loses Mädchen; was wollen Sie denn mit dem Hochwohlgebohrnen Herrn? Ich glaubte gar Sie haben den Herrn von Schirach in Gedanken gehabt, Gott verzeih mir die Sünde! Genug ich habe daraus nicht klug werden können [...] Dismal bekam ich [...] den deutschen Merkur aus Weimar, über Jena, worauf auswendig Hr. Hofrath Eber mir ein sehr angenehmes Compliment geschrieben hatte. Erwiedern [!] Sie doch dieses, Theuerstes Mädchen, moia Kuchanka, aufs beste, und sagen Sie, daß mir dieses Compliment allein den Brief bezalt hätte! Denn der Mercur war das Porto nicht werth! [...]&quote; (Br. v. 2./3. Dezember 1776; an den Rändern etwas fleckig). - Christian Gottfried Schütz war neben C. M. Wieland und F. J. Bertuch Mitbegründer und Hauptredakteur der &quote;Allgemeinen Literaturzeitung&quote;, stand in persönlichem wie brieflichem Verkehr mit Schiller und Goethe und übernahm 1804 eine Professur für Literaturgeschichte und Beredsamkeit in Halle, wo er mit Johann Samuel Ersch die &quote;Hallesche Literaturzeitung&quote; fortsetzte.

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        Idea della storia, e delle consuetudini antiche della Valle Lagarina, ed in particolare del roveretano.

      s.n.,, S.n.t. (Rovereto?), 1776 - Cm. 29, pp. viii, 295 (1). Con capolettera decorati, bei fregi xilografici una tavola genealogica ripiegata f.t. Ex libris nobiliare inciso. Leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti. Esemplare genuino e molto marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questa preziosa fonte di studio per la Vallagarina e gli avvenimenti storici che conivolsero il Trentino prima del '700. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Catalogo di Commedie Italiane

      Venice: Nella stamperia di Modesto Fenzo, 1776 - Tommaso Farsetti's fine collection of books and manuscripts was extremely rich in Italian literature and history. A series of specialised catalogues was published between 1771 and 1778, prepared by the distinguished Venetian librarian Jacopo Morelli (1745-1819), with the collector's assistance-all of which are rare. This catalogue of Italian plays is preceded by an introduction by Farsetti in which he explains his criteria for inclusion. There are bibliographical notes to many of the entries and omissions from Allacci's Drammaturgia are noted. A 28-page list of additions was added to some later issues, but this exceptionally fine copy is clearly of the earliest issue, before the additions were made. OCLC lists copies at Yale, Newberry, Univ of Chicago, Harvard, Toronto, BL, BNF, Cambridge First edition. 12mo. Engraved arms on title page. viii, 179 pp. Contemporary pre-binding stiff wrappers, untrimmed. An exceptionally attractive copy, fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

      Sassari, G. Piattoli, 1776. Small-8vo (145 x 100mm) . pp. (10), 334, (2), with 1 engraved title and 6 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly floral gilt spine with 5 raised bands and 2 gilt-lettered labels. This charming and nicely illustrated early monograph of the birds of Sardinia is devided into Land- and Water-Birds. It was also published as the second volume of the author's "Storia Naturale di Sardegna". Francesco Cetti (1726-1778) was a Jesuit priest and was sent to Sardinia to help improve the standard of education on the island. In 1766 he was appointed to the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Sassari. Cetti is commemorated in the name of the Cetti's Warbler 'Cettia cetti'. Some pages with small wormhole (not affecting the letterpress); else a good copy of this scarce ornithological treatise.//cf. Nissen IVB, 859; Wood 283.

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        Gli elementi dell'arte sfigmica, o sia la dottrina del polso ricavata dall'antica, e moderna storia della medicina chinese, ed europea, indi combinata, e ridotta a regole non meno sicure, che facili..

      . Neapel Gaetano Castellano, 1776, Kl.4°, (4), XX, 179, (1) pp., 2 gefalt. Taf., Pergamenteinband der Zeit; etwas fleckig, im unteren Rand der ersten vier Seiten ein Wurmloch.. Zweite Ausgabe einer wichtigen Quelle zur Geschichte der Pulsuntersuchung, mit einem besonderen Schwerpunt der Pulsuntersuchung in der Chinesischen Medizin. - Carlo Gandini (1705-1788), "lebte als Arzt in Genua in der zweiten Hälfte des 18.Jahrhunderts und trieb mit Vorliebe nebenbei physikalische Studien. - Ampia disquisizione sulla dottrina dei polsi con richiami alla medicina cinese ed asiatica ad alla scuola europea. Esame dei metodi diagnostici e caratteristiche delle alterazioni di ciascun organo interno. - Deals with the history of the pulse in China, Asia, and Europe. Cited by Sprengel, and Amber and Babey-Brooke. - Blake, p.165.

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        Institution des sourds et muets, par la voie des signes méthodiques; ouvrage qui contient le project d'une langue universelle, par l'entremise des signes naturels assujettis à une méthode.

      Chez Nyon l'ainé, Paris 1776 - In-8vo. (16 cm) de VIII, 228, 132, [4] pp. Encadernação em inteira de carneira, coeva, corte das folhas marmoreado, ferros a ouro na lombada. Bom exemplar. Pouco vulgar. Primeira edição da primeira parte junto com a reimpressão dos programas para o ensino dos surdos-mudos, bem como as cartas que o autor publicou pela primeira vez em 1774. Advogado e padre, L'Epee desenvolveu um trabalho pioneiro no ensino de surdos-mudos. Baseado na sua teoria da comunicação gestual, criou um alfabeto de sinais que ensinava na escola por si fundada em 1755 na cidade de Paris e que, em 1791, por ordem da Assembleia Nacional viria a ser a "Institution National des Sourds et Muets" granjeando grande fama não só em França como álem-fronteiras.

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        Vermischte Chirurgische Schriften. 3 Bde.

      . Berlin und Stettin, bey Friedrich Nicolai 1776-1782, Gr.8°, (16), 352; (16), 302; (16), 344 pp., 4 z.T. color. Kupferstichtafeln, 3 Halbledereinbände der Zeit; feines Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe. Mit Bilguer und Theden stand Johann Lebercht Schmucker (1712-1786), berühmter "Königlich Preußischen ersten Generalchirurgicus von der Armee, Director der chirurgischen militärischen Feldhospitäler und Mitglied der Römisch-Kaiserlichen Academie der Naturforscher", an der Spitze des Sanitätswesen im 7-jährigen Krieg. - Als 1. General - Chirurgicus beteiligte er sich an fast allen Schlachten dieser Zeit. Bei Soor erhielt er einen Schuss durch das Kinn und einen zweiten durch den Hals, bei Prag einen Schuss an den Rand der Orbita. - Die von ihm selbst und seinen Feldärzten gewonnenen Kriegserfahrungen legte er in den vorliegenden 3 Bänden nieder. In insgesamt 135 Beobachtungen und Krankengeschichten wird das ganze Spektrum der Chirurgie und Feldarzneikunde abgehandelt. - siehe - Koehler: Kriegschirurgen, I, pp.171-181); Billings, 78; Leonardo, Master Surgeons, 385; Garrison, Notes on the Hist. of Military Med., p.152f.; Walker, Neurol. Surgery, p.228; Hochberg, Thoracic Surgery, p.169.

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        Les Principales Aventures de l'admirable Don Quichotte

      J. F. Bassompierre, Liège 1776 - In-folio (34,5 x 24 cm), VIII-356 pages. Plein veau raciné d'époque, dos lisse richement orné, dentelle dorée encadrant les plats, gardes marbrées renouvelées au XIXe siècle. Second tirage du fleuron sur le titre, de la vignette par J.-V. Schley en tête de la dédicace et des 31 CELEBRES FIGURES HORS TEXTE par Boucher, Coypel, Lebas, Picart le Romain et Tremolières. UN DES RARES EXEMPLAIRES AU FORMAT IN-FOLIO. Un mors fendu en tête et en queue sur 3 et 4 cm, frottements, très bonne condition intérieure. Bon exemplaire à très grandes marges.

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        Ebberts Naturlehre. 3 Bände. Troppau, J. G. Traßler 1784. 8°. 559 S.; 494 S. 1 Bl.; 528 S.; mit 1 altkolor., gest. Frontispiz u. 49 altkolor. (gef.) Kupfertafeln, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Vgl. Wegehaupt 515 (Ausg. Leipzig) - nicht in Nissen.- Wohl unberechtigter Nachdruck von Eberts ?Naturlehre für die Jugend? (Leipzig 1776-78).- J. J. Ebert (1737-1805), war u.a. Prof. der Mathematik in Wittenberg. In seinen zahlreichen mathematischen, philosophischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Abhandlungen versuchte er das Wissen verständlich zu vermitteln und so für eine soziale Reformbewegung zu nutzen.- Vorliegendes Werk ist in Briefform, für Kinder von zehn bis zwölf Jahren, abgefaßt; die schönen Kupfer zeigen u.a. Säugetiere, Fische, Schmetterlinge, Vögel u. Pflanzen sowie einige physikalische u. astronoische Versuche.- Tls. leicht braunfleckig (Tafeln sauber), Ebde. etw. berieben u. bestoßen, wenige Wurmlöcher.

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        General History of Music From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period. To Which is Prefixed, A Dissertation of the Music of the Ancients

      London: Becket, Robson & Robinson, 1776. hardcover. very good(+). 4 volumes. 9 copper engravings, three engraved by Bartolozzi after G.B. Cipriani. Some plates are folding and double page (a few are loose in the binding). Many musical illustrations throughout the text. Some early ink notations and slight underlining one or two small waterstains in the margins, occasional foxing. Thick square 4to, expertly recased, full diced calf, brown leather spine labels. London: Becket, Robson and Robinson, 1776, 1782, 1789, 1789. First Edition.

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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LES MALADIES EPIDEMIQUES - COLLECTION D'OBSERVATIONS SUR LES MALADIES ET CONSTITUTIONS EPIDEMIQUES

      Editeur - PARIS, IMPRIMERIE VINCENT - 1776Consitue le premier volume de cette série : Ouvrage rédigé d'apres le tableau des Epidémiques d' Hippocrate - Les deux volumes suivants constituent la COLLECTION D'OBSERVATIONS : ouvrage qui expose une suite de quinze années d'observations - On y a joint un Appendix sur l'ordre des constitutions épidémiques - Première partie : Description générale de la Normandie - Seconde partie : Observations météorologiques recueillies à Caen et à Rouen pendant quinze années consécutives - Troisième partie Grandes constitutions de maladies populaires à Caen de 1763 à 1768 - Quatrième parteie : Constitutions de maladies régnantes à Rouen de 1768 à 1777 - Ex - libris gravés du Dr Léon Dufour, fondateur de la goutte de lait - Une planche depliante, bandeaux, culs de lampe, vignettes - Reliures plein cuir fauve, dos lisse ornés, plats et coupes encadrés de roulettes - Reliures tres peu frottées, minuscule travail de vers en charniere du volume - Bel exemplaire CXXXIII, 420 ; XVI, 595, (1) ; pp. 600 - 1076, reliés, in - 4, 25,5 cm

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        Collection Précieuse et Enluminée des Fleurs les plus Belles et les plus Curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les Jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe. Partie II: PLANTES LES PLUS BELLES QUI SE CULTIVENT DANS LES JARDINS DE L'EUROPE.

      Paris, Debure l'aîné et chez l'Auteur, (1776-1779). Folio (450 x 280mm). With 1 engraved title and 100 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt spine with 2 gilt-lettered red labels, sides with gilt borders, gilt edges (small skilful repair to corners). The work was published in two volumes of which the first concerns plants of China and the second plants of Europe. Both volumes have a distinctly oriental flavour. It shows Buchoz' vivid interest in Chinese culture at its best. In this he follows the example of Voltaire, who made France aware of the existence and value of 'Chinoiserie'. Buchoz is the first to produce a flowerbook in this tradition. The plates 'have the decorative qualities which we have always associated with Far Eastern art' (Blunt and Stearn). The lovely boldly coloured plates, all with yellow border, show ornamental flowers together with insects, butterflies or birds with slight landscape backgrounds./These two volumes of plants of China and Europe are the best Buchoz ever made and leave all his other work as far as elaborate colouring and decorative value is concerned far behind. Pierre-Joseph Buchoz (1731 - 1807) was a French physician, lawyer and naturalist. One plate with repaired tear in lower margin and touching illustration. A very fine and beautifully bound copy.//Nissen BBI, 282; Dunthorne 60.

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        LETTERS OF THE LATE REV. MR. LAURENCE STERNE, TO HIS MOST INTIMATE FRIENDS

      London: Printed for T. Becket, 1776. "A New Edition" [i.e., Second Edition] n. Hardcover. 165 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). Three volumes. "A New Edition" [i.e., Second Edition]. EXTRAORDINARILY PRETTY CONTEMPORARY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, in the style of Roger Payne (though not definitively attributable to him), covers with frame of alternating long-stemmed tulips and daisies, corners with a floral sprig surrounded by dots and stars inside a laurel wreath, flat spines densely gilt in compartments with a central lily on a stippled ground, framed by eight-pointed stars and with sunbursts at the corners, gilt titling and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With the (usually missing) frontispiece portrait of Sterne's daughter, Lydia Sterne de Medalle, in volume I. Front pastedown of first volume with bookplate of Louis Auchincloss; front flyleaf with presentation inscription from Bronson Winthrop dated 23 February 1932; verso of title pages with pictorial library stamp of Schlossbibliothek Dessau. Cross, pp. 608-09. Volume I with slight browning, offsetting, and foxing (the other two volumes only very modestly affected), leaves generally a shade less than bright, uniform faint fading to spines (scarcely noticeable because of the abundance of gilt), corners with minor wear, but A BEAUTIFUL SET, the text fresh and clean, and THE BINDINGS LUSTROUS, GLITTERING, AND SO LITTLE USED AS TO RESIST OPENING. The remarkably attractive bindings here employ the red straight-grain morocco and the floral frames associated with leading binder Roger Payne, and are executed with considerable taste, delicacy, and skill. Although we have not been able to match the elegant little tools used here to those known to belong to Payne, this is either his work nevertheless, or else his designs and workmanship exerted an obvious influence on the artisan who produced these bindings. Sterne (1713-68) admired and was influenced by the works of Rabelais, Cervantes, Montaigne, and Swift, and he, in turn, is said to have informed a long list of 20th century writers, including Proust, Woolf, Joyce, Mann, Beckett, and others. To contemporaries, his personal life was scandalous almost beyond telling. A member of the "Club of Demoniacks," a group of Yorkshire rakehells who met frequently in the half-ruined Skelton Castle to undertake heavy drinking and coarse jests, Sterne is described by the normally restrained DNB as having a "deficiency in self-control [that] induced a condition of moral apathy." Still, this should not diminish the importance of, or achievement represented by, "Tristram Shandy," the dynamic work that made Sterne famous and that is generally regarded as the first novel dominated by a conscious psychological theory. Or of his still-illuminating travel book, "Sentimental Journey through France and Italy," or of Sterne's "Sermons" and the present "Letters," all of which add up to a corpus of very substantial interest. Our volumes were once in the collection of the patrician writer Louis Auchincloss (1917-2010), described by "New York" magazine as "the last gentleman novelist," and the author of more than 60 works of fiction and non-fiction, including an acclaimed biography of Edith Wharton. Bronson Winthrop was a wealthy American attorney whose partners included Elihu Root and Henry Stimson and whose estate at Muttontown on Long Island (designed by Delano & Aldrich) was particularly famous.

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        Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Principles of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America--BOUND WITH: Price's Additional Observations (1777)

      Dublin: J. Exshaw, 1776. Very Good. Title page: continued: "To which is added, an Appendix, containing a State of the National Debt, and Estimate of the Money drawn from the Public by the Taxes, and an Account of the National Income and Expenditure since the last War. With the Amount of the Capitals at the Bank, South-Sea, and India-Houses, not inserted in the London Edition of this Work." Nineteen additional booksellers in Dublin also listed on title page. [8], 180 p.: 1 leaf of a folded table; 17 cm. Signatures: pi4 B-H12 I6 (12mo). Contemporary speckled sheep; six spine compartments between raised bands. Red morocco spine label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title "Price on Liberty." Blind-rolled pattern on board edges. Folded plate is printed within engraved decorative border. See Howes P-586. BOUND WITH: Price's Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty, and the War with America (Dublin: Printed for W. Whitestone, [et al], 1777). xxiii, [1], 260, [4] p.: tables. Last 2 leaves blank. Signatures: A-L12. Howes P-583. Bookplate of the Earl of Annesley with the Annesley crest on front fixed endpaper. Price was a prominent British advocate of American independence and these works played an important role in the American Revolution. In Very Good Condition: rubbed, most heavily at corners and head of spine; joints tender. Both titles internally clean, crisp, and bright. The Dublin edition of Additional Observations is extremely scarce.

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        Dictionire Geographique portatif au descripcion des royaumes, provinces, villes.

      La Haya, 1776 - 8vo. Portada, XI, mapa mundi plegado, 679 pgs. mapa de Europa plegado. Encuadernación heráldica de Philippe de Orleans.

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