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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1776. In two Volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (283 × 225mm). Early 20th century calf spines and marbled boards, spines ruled and stamped gilt in compartments, red leather labels. Head of spine to volume 2 chipped, inner hinges split but joints very firm, corners slightly bumped. Without the half-title to volume two and final blank in volume one. Marginal pale semi-circular oil stain (presumably from a lamp) to the first 40 pages in volume two, dimishing from 6cm to 1 cm. A few leaves in volume two bound in unevenly with slightly shorter fore-margins. Leaf P2 verso (page 107) in volume two lightly inked, affecting fourteen lines. Occasional light spotting as usual and the odd stain. A very good set. First edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange … The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control" (PMM). "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LE FABBRICHE E I DISEGNI DI ANDREA PALLADIO RACCOLTI ED ILLUSTRATI DA OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI Opera divisa in quattro tomi, con tavole in rame rappresentanti le piante, i prospetti, e gli spaccati. Con la traduzione francese. Unito: LE TERME DEI ROMANI.

      Vicenza, per Francesco Modena, 1776-1785. In folio (mm. 483x341), 5 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang., dorso a cordoni (restaur.) con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, tagli rossi. L?'opera è composta da: - "Le fabbriche e i disegni", 4 voll., testo in italiano e francese, con complessive 209 tavv., disegnate ed inc. in rame da Davide Rossi, Gaetano Testolini e Gaetano Vichi, così suddivise: vol. I (1776), 1 c.b., bella antiporta incisa da Ravenet su disegno di Davide Rossi (busto del Palladio entro pregevole cornice), pp. 84;86; con 52 tavv. di cui 11 a doppia pag. + 1 tav. non numer. fra le pp. 24-25. vol. II (1778), pp. 59;59; con 51 tavv. di cui 8 a doppia pag. vol. III (1781), pp. 54; 1 c.b., 55; con 52 tavv. (in 50 fogli), di cui 7 a doppia pag. vol. IV (1783), pp. 72;70; 1 c.b., con 54 tavv. di cui 8 a doppia pag. "Prima edizione". - "Le terme dei Romani disegnate da Andrea Palladio" e ripubblicate con la giunta di alcune osservazioni da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi, giusta l?'esemplare del Lord Co. di Burlingthon impresso in Londra l?'anno 1732. Vicenza, 1785. Con la traduzione francese, pp. 32;35; illlustr. da: una antiporta (è una copia di Gaetano Testolini del frontesp. architettonico con il busto del Palladio che figurava sull?'ediz. di Lord Burlington del 1730), due belliss. testate alle armi alla dedica a Girolamo Ascanio Giustiniani e 25 tavv. di cui 17 a doppia pag. "Prima edizione". Lo studio di Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi è di fondamentale importanza nella storia della fortuna critica di Palladio. Alla pubblicazione dei disegni e delle opere di quest?'architetto, Bertotti Scamozzi dedicò tutta la vita, fornendo nelle sue edizioni l?'acutezza delle osservazioni critiche allo studio diretto sugli edifici e sui testi autografi palladiani. Il suo scopo fu quello di fornire un imponente apparato critico che valorizzasse gli apporti e le soluzioni architettoniche dell?'opera di Palladio, tanto che progettò addirittura un?'edizione trilingue (italiano, inglese e francese) dell?'opera, per darle una risonanza europea. Il legame con Vincenzo Scamozzi (da cui ereditò patrimonio e nome) e con Palladio stesso è riscontrabile nelle opere architettoniche da lui edificate e riconosciute certamente sue dalla storiografia moderna. L?'opera, completa del V volume dedicato alle terme romane, è piuttosto rara; infatti quest?'ultimo tomo fu pubblicato in forma separata e difficilmente si trova unito ai primi quattro. Le numerose edizioni di quest?'opera testimoniano del profondo interesse per Palladio nel periodo neoclassico. Cfr. Fowler,231 e 234 - Berlin Catalog,2722 e 1877 - Cicognara,598 e 599. Bello e fresco esemplare. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        CHARACTERES GENERUM PLANTARUM, QUAS IN ITINERE AD INSULAS MARIS AUSTRALIS, COLLEGERUNT, DESCRIPSERUNT, DELINEARUNT, ANNIS 1772 - 1775.

      London: B. White, T. Cadell, & P. Elmsly, 1776. - x,[2],viii,150,[3]pp. plus seventy-eight engraved plates. Quarto. Antique style three-quarter calf and contemporary marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Title slightly soiled and cleaned, some scattered stains, else a nice copy. Very good. First edition, first issue of this important botanical work on Australia and New Zealand, also published in a folio edition of eight copies the same year. This was the first scientific work, in fact one of the earliest publications of any kind, published as a result of Cook's second voyage. It lists the botanical discoveries made during the voyage, following a Linnean classification system. The descriptions are by Anders Sparrman, and the engravings are after drawings by the younger Forster. The Forsters, father and son, travelled as scientists on the second voyage. The CHARACTERES. was one of the earliest publications resulting from that journey. Marra's surreptitious narrative had been published the previous year, and in 1776 only this and the anonymously written SECOND VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD appeared. In 1777 both the Forsters' narrative and the official account by Cook were published, along with Wales and Bayly's ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS, followed a year later by the Forsters' OBSERVATIONS. The rush to get the CHARACTERES. in print should probably be seen in the light of the quarrel with the Admiralty over the Forsters' claims to publishing rights for their official account of the voyage. This preemptive scientific publication may well have been intended to show the strength of the Forster claim. The Forsters' intellectual arrogance has earned them considerable ridicule, including some criticism of the present work "owing to the minute scale on which the plants were drawn as compared with the size of the paper" (Holmes). The Hill catalogue notes, "it has been said to be the foundation of our knowledge of New Zealand, Antarctic and Polynesian vegetation.," but scientifically it is now seen as rather slight. Nevertheless, the book is one of the earliest sources of our knowledge of the plants of Australia and Polynesia, it has considerable significance for the history of Cook's second voyage, and it is one of a perhaps surprisingly small number of monuments to the major scientific achievements of the three voyages. BEDDIE 1385. HILL 627. HOLMES 17. NISSEN (BBI) 644. PRITZEL 2981. SABIN 25134. ROSOVE ANTARCTIC 139.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Algemeene beschouwingen van de driften der dieren, en voornaamelyk van derzelver konst-driften (2 vol. set). I: Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald door Joh. Will. van Haar en met eene voorrede verrykt door Joh. Lulofs. II: Uit de nagelaten geschriften (.). Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald, met eene voorreede en aanmerkingen voorzien door P. Boddaert (.). Waarby gevoegd zyn de vermeerderingen en verbeeteringen op 't eerste deel, volgens de derde Hoogduitsche uitgaaf, en de aanmerkingen uit de Fransche vertaaling van den heere Reneaume de la Tache.

      Leyden, Honkoop, 1761-1776. - 1st eds. 2 vols. XVIII+(XVI)+400+(20);XXXIV+330+(25) pp. With engr. title-vignette in vol. I. Index. Hardcover. Contemp. sl. differing full calf, spines gilt; marbled endpapers. VG. (Old owner's label on pastedowns). * Dutch translation of Allgemeine Betrachtungen über die Triebe der Tiere, hauptsächlich über ihre Kunsttriebe (vol. I) & Angefangene Betrachtungen über die besondern arten der thierischen Kunsttriebe (vol. II). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Dublin: for Messrs. Whitestone, Chamberlaine, W. Watson [& 17 others],, 1776. In Three Volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (120 × 205 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spines ruled gilt in compartments, red morocco labels, sprinkled edges. Repair front joint, top edge dusty, occasional minor foxing. An excellent set. First Dublin edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), published in the same year as the first London edition. In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange … The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control" (PMM). "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB).

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        Vita della venerabile Marianna di Gesu de paredes e flores vergine secolare americana soprannamata il giglio di quito sua patria ( ). First edition

      Salomoni, Roma 1776 - xvi + 235 pp. Frontespice: allegorical full-page engraving by Petro Bombello after a design by Angelo Ricci.Title in red and black with blue rectangular vignette of papal arms. 1 volumes. Contemporary vellum, flat spine, engraved title-vignet on plate.

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        Le Paysan Perverti Ou Les Dangers De La Ville En 4 volumes, Histoire Récente Mise Au Jour D'après Les Véritables Lettres Des Personnages

      Esprit, Libraire De SAS Mgr Le Duc De Chartres, Paris - La Haye 1776 - RETIF DE LA BRETONE - Le Paysan Perverti Ou Les Dangers De La Ville En 4 volumes, Histoire Récente Mise Au Jour D'après Les Véritables Lettres Des Personnages - Paris - Esprit, Libraire De SAS Mgr Le Duc De Chartres - 1776 - 4 volumes in 12° de 6+294+315+324+228 pages - bien complet - reliure plein veau blond, dos orné de fleurs à froid et filets "or", pièces de titre et tomaison peau noire, plats ornés d'une dentelle d'encadrement à froid, filets "or", dentelle "or" intérieure, tranches dorées (1 petit défaut sur la tranche tome 1) rousseurs aux premières et dernières pages - bel exemplaire - FRAIS de PORT (DONNES à TITRE INDICATIF par le site) ETABLIS, AJUSTES en fonction du POIDS, VALEUR et DESTINATION (variable selon PAYS) DE L'OUVRAGE - envoi en RECOMMANDE dès 40 euros Size: In 12 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIAS VENERABLES DE LOS MAS INSIGNES PROFESSORES DEL INSTITUTO QUE PLANTÓ EN LA IGLESIA SU DOCTOR MÁXIMO EL GRAN PADRE SAN GERONYMO.

      Imp. Juan Nadal. Barcelona, 1776 - . 29 cm. 1 bl., [8] 420 [28] pág. Texto con notas a pie de página y reclamos. Portada orlada y en su interior bellos frisos, grutescos y "culs-de-lampe". Enc. en pergamino con título en lomo, deslucido. Marcas manuscritas de antiguos propietarios y sello de la Biblioteca de Montserrat. Sin el grabado. Puntos de óxido. * Palau 224803. Primera edición. Se realiza un amplio e interesante recorrido por la hagiografía de la orden de los Jerónimos y de su historia, tomando como justificación inicial la biografía de San Gerónimo, así como descripciones y reseñas de los cenobios más relevantes. Del autor, Francisco Pi, pocas reseñas biográficas existen, podemos decir que se dedicó por completo a la Orden, de la que fue Prior del Monasterio del Val de Hebrón (hoy desaparecido, desde la desamortización de 1835), y desde donde lanzó sus trabajos (siempre editados en Barcelona), que se resumen en unos pocos panegíricos y la obra que nos atañe. San Geronim ORdes religioses Historia eclesiàstica, concilis, ordes religioses Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Catalogue raisonné de la Collection de Livres de M Pierre Antoine Crevenna, Négociant à Amsterdam

      Engraved vignettes on titles & numerous engraved head- & tail-pieces throughout. Six vols. Large 4to, cont. half-calf & boards (boards with some wear or rubbing, Vol. III with some dampstaining and mildew -- now dormant -- towards end), spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. [Amsterdam]: 1776. A nice set of this rare and famous catalogue, privately printed in three hundred copies; it is one of the most highly appreciated 18th-century catalogues of a private library. Crevenna (d. 1792), a passionate and scholarly Italian bibliophile from Milan, spent most of his life in Amsterdam where he assembled his collections, rich in rare and excellent editions of the Greek and Latin classics and other important books and MS. including over 1000 incunabula, books printed by the Aldine and other presses, and important groups of Italian and French literature. By trade, he was a tobacco merchant who married Antoinetta Maria Bolongaro, the daughter of a very wealthy Italian merchant also living in Amsterdam. Assisted by his librarian, the Milanese author Carl'Andrea Oltolina, he himself compiled this richly annotated catalogue, well-known for its many learned bibliographical notes. The catalogue also serves as an early catalogue of autograph MSS. The last volume comprises extensive indices, including incunabula arranged according to date, a list of the Greek and Latin authors, chronological lists of books printed by Aldus, the Giunti, Gryphius and others. Very good and large set with all the errata leaves. Two spine labels partly flaked away and one head-cap a little chipped. From the library of Duke Albrecht of Saxe-Teschen with his characteristic binding style and endpapers. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 593-"Ouvrage recherché, assez rare; les descriptions des premières éditions y sont faites avec grand soin." Peignot, p. 92-"Excellent ouvrage, assez rare, les descriptions des premières éditions y sont faites avec exactitude. On y relève quelquefois Debure." Pollard & Ehrman, Table XXXII. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 8-"Crevenna assembled a gentleman's library of expensive standard works and, as the preface relates, took much pleasure in the task. The catalogue lists more than a thousand incunabula and was important for that reason in a time before the appearance of larger and better bibliographies" (& see pp. 100, 129, 135, & 238). .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        A Journey to the Highlands of Scotland. With Occasional Remarks on Dr. Johnson's Tour

      London: Fielding and Walker. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Undated, c. 1776. 4" x 6.25", pp. xvi,163, with engraved title page. Contemporary calf boards with new spine in six compartments. Boards scuffed, internally clean and sound. Part travelogue, part response to Samuel Johnson's A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775), this anonymous work is structured as a series of letters never intended for publication-a common trope that allowed the author to use a more personal and colloquial style than convention dictated for a travel narrative. A pose of amateurism also made it more acceptable for a woman writer to venture into print with what was actually a work of skilled observation (indeed, she admits to having traveled with "pencil in hand" and "noticed several things worthy of being made public, which more laborious travelers ... had neglected, or overlooked") as well as a pointed critique of Johnson, whom she found to be pedantic and judgmental. The book was long credited to novelist Mary Ann Hanway, but recent scholarship has cast doubt on the attribution. ESTC T80850.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Carte de France divisée en ses Provinces et Gouvernement militaires avec toutes les Principales Routes du Royaume et Assujettie aux Observations de Mrs de l'Académie des Sciences.

      de la fosse 1776 - 1 très grande carte dépliante au format 132 x 100,5 cm (en 4 feuilles jointes), frontières des provinces coloriées, portraits des rois de France gravés sur les marges verticales, Chez l'Auteur, Paris, 1776 Belle et très grande carte de France, imprimée en 4 feuilles réunies et rehaussées en couleurs à l'époque (infime fente en pliure centrale, fente avec très petit accroc sans manque sur pliure en queue, petites piqûres d'aiguille en coins). Rare. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Porträt des Johann Heinrich Voß (1751-1826)

      . Kupferstich von Johann Christian Gottschick (1776-1844) nach Johann Heinrich Tischbein. Ca. 1820. In der Platte signiert und bezeichnet. Unten rechts mit Sammlungsstempel. Motiv: 18,6 x 15,3 cm; Blatt: 23,5 x 16,5 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Sehr guter Zustand.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        THE RIGHTS OF GREAT BRITAIN ASSERTED AGAINST THE CLAIMS OF AMERICA; BEING AN ANSWER TO THE DECLARATION OF THE GENERAL CONGRESS

      London, Printed; Philadelphia Re-printed, and sold by Robert Bell, 1776.. 92,[4]pp. plus folding table. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Lightly foxed. Very good. First American edition of one of the most widely circulated English pamphlets of the Revolution, first published in London in December 1775 and issued in twenty separate editions over the next year. It was written anonymously, and various authors have been suggested, but Adams settles on Macpherson, a hack writer employed by Lord North. Other authors have been put forward, and the titlepage of this one states, "said to be written by Lord George Germain," although there seems to be no basis for this. The text is a direct reply to the DECLARATION OF THE UNITED COLONIES OF NORTH AMERICA...SETTING FORTH THE CAUSES AND NECESSITY OF TAKING UP ARMS, which it also reprints. The pamphlet vigorously argues the British government position on taxation and government in violent language. Sabin quotes THE MONTHLY REVIEW: "[The pamphlet] will answer no other purpose than to exasperate the people of Great Britain against their brethren in America; and by inflaming misrepresentations and invectives, aggravate the evils of our present civil discord." This American edition was issued by Robert Bell, the publisher of COMMON SENSE. Given the popularity of the pamphlet and its extraordinary interest, it was probably published by him as soon as it reached Philadelphia. This means it came from his press within a few weeks of the first edition of COMMON SENSE. Obviously sensitive to this, Bell added a four-page postscript only found in this edition, titled "A few more Words, on the Freedom of the PRESS, Addressed by the PRINTER, to the FRIENDS OF LIBERTY in AMERICA." In it Bell argues that real liberty means full freedom of the press, including the freedom to publish all points of view: "Thus far the Printer still thinks it indispensibly [sic] his duty to support the Freedom of the PRESS, in which all the lovers of genuine Liberty are deeply interested." Rare, and of profound import. HOWES D37 (ascribing authorship to John Dalrymple). SABIN 27145. EVANS 14727. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 220s.

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        AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE

      Anvers [i.e. Paris]. 1776-1778.. Six volumes. Complete collation available upon request. Contemporary French mottled calf, spines richly gilt with leather label. Extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplates on front endpapers. From the collection of the Ducs de Luynes. Very minor scattered foxing. Very good plus. A monumental and fundamentally important set of documents tracing the early course of the American Revolution and events on the North American continent. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains among the earliest, and in some cases the first, European printings of many of the most basic documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE, the Articles of Confederation, and several state constitutions. The series was produced by the French government in order to inform the French public of the origins and course of the American Revolution, and to build and justify support among the French aristocracy and bureaucracy for an eventual Franco-American alliance. With the crucial editorial assistance of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the AFFAIRES... helped accomplish this goal, as well as providing the French people with their first taste of American democratic philosophy. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE was actually produced by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was available from the French bookseller, Pissot. The false imprint and the anonymity maintained by the editor served to hide the fact that it was issued by the French government and helped maintain a facade of impartiality. The first issue appeared on May 4, 1776, and publication proceeded through October 1779 (the present run goes from the beginning to Feb., 1778). The series was edited by Edmé- Jacques Genêt, chief interpreter to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. Genêt was the father of Edmund Charles "Citizen" Genêt, who later caused so much discord in French-American relations during his tenure as minister plenipotentiary to the United States in the 1790s. Edmé- Jacques Genêt produced a similar journal during the French and Indian War, using correspondents in Britain, Spain, and the German states to gather news and information on events in the various fields of battle. He called upon some of those same sources, and cultivated American contacts as well, for AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains some of the earliest appearances of many of the basic works of the Revolutionary era. The number of important publications contained in the journal is nevertheless remarkable, with many key works appearing in this first year. The Declaration of Independence appears in the Aug. 16, 1776 issue of the AFFAIRES... (in the "Banker's Letter") and is the first European printing of that landmark document, preceding other French and British printings by one to two weeks. Durand Echeverria mistakenly identifies a printing of the Declaration in the Aug. 30, 1776 edition of the GAZETTE DE LEYDE as the first French translation, missing its appearance a full two weeks earlier in the AFFAIRES.... Thomas Paine's incredibly influential and wildly popular COMMON SENSE was the first purely political essay published in the AFFAIRES..., appearing in the issue of June 15, 1776. It does not appear in a word-for-word translation, but Genêt reprinted the majority of Paine's text, summarizing the sections he excluded. Gimbel notes only one other French language printing of COMMON SENSE in 1776, bearing a Rotterdam imprint. A version of the Articles of Confederation, based on the July and August 1776 drafts fashioned by John Dickinson, appears in the third volume, received on Oct. 4, 1776. This is the earliest appearance of any form of the Articles outside the United States, though inaccurate (see Will Slauther's article, cited below). The Constitution of New Jersey appears in Volume 4, followed by the Constitution of Delaware, the May 15, 1776 Constitution of Virginia, and the Constitution of South Carolina. The Constitution of Maryland appears in Volume 5. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE was issued intermittently in parts. It can be bound in a varying number of volumes, and bibliographer Paul L. Ford calls it "one of the most intricate and puzzling studies in collation." Howes notes that sets are made up of "twenty- four parts divided into fifteen volumes," but are usually bound in seventeen volumes. Sabin concurs on twenty-four parts, while LeClerc catalogued an incomplete set of only thirteen parts. Ford throws out the notion of "parts" entirely, giving a complete collation in fifteen volumes. Obadiah Rich asserts that the series was "an imitation or translation of Almon's REMEMBRANCER," but Sabin and Howes both correctly refute this utterly incorrect notion. Howes calls it a "counterpart" to the REMEMBRANCER, while Sabin notes that it is "quite different" from Almon's work. As we have noted, it is a wholly original collection of documents, assembled to provide close reports on the progress of the American Revolution and to pave the way toward the French alliance with the rebellious Americans. The present set is comprised of the first six volumes, which contain many of the key documents in their first European printings, and extends to shortly after the Franco-American alliance was signed on Feb. 8, 1778 (but to just before it was made public a few weeks later). "Essential for the Revolutionary period" - Sabin. "Of singular importance for the history of the period covered; but, owing to its rarity, and to the extreme bibliographical confusion in its parts and volumes, it has been singularly neglected as historical material" - Larned. "Collection des plus importantes pour la periode de la revolution des Etats-Unis" - LeClerc. A rare and fundamentally important collection of documents on the early years of the American Revolution, in many cases containing the earliest European printings of several iconic works of American history. HOWES A85, "b." LeCLERC 2464. SABIN 491. JCB 1(III):2185. FORD, FRANKLIN BIBLIOGRAPHY 326. LARNED 1210. Laura Anne Bédard, LES AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMERIQUE: A FRENCH JOURNAL COVERING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM FRANCE (Unpublished Master's Thesis, 1986), especially chapters 2 and 3 and appendices. Durand Echeverria, "French Publications of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitutions, 1776-1783" in PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 47, pp.313-38. Paul Leicester Ford, "Affaires de l'Angleterre et de l'Amérique" in PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, 1889, pp.222-26 has the clearest collation. Will Slauter, "Constructive Misreadings: Adams, Turgot, and the American State Constitutions" in PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 105, No. 1, pp.33-68.

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        LE DROIT PUBLIC DE L EUROPE, FONDE SUR LES TRAITES. Nouvelle Edition.

      Gen" ve, 1776. - 3 vols. XII, 525+III, 563+III,507 pp. Contemporary full calf.

      [Bookseller: Rosenbad Antique Books]
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        A Vindication of Divine Conduct in the Death of Important and Useful Persons. A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the Rev. John Hunt, Pastor of the Old South Church in Boston: Who Died at his Father's House in Northhampton, December 20th 1775. Aged 31 Years. In the 5th Year of his Ministry

      Boston: Printed by Thomas and John Fleet, 1776 - First edition. 8vo. [i-ii], 5-30 pp. Modern 3/4 speckled calf, spine extra gilt, red leather label, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Evans 14802 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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