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        L'isole della fortuna, o sia Viaggi di Missì Jalingh scritti da lei medesima, e pubblicati dall'abate Pietro Chiari.

      A spese di Giacomo Antonio Venaccia,, in Napoli, 1776 - 4 voll. in-8° (190x115mm), pp. 126; 125; 133; 112; bellissima cartonatura marmorizzata policroma inizio '800 con bordura laterale dorata a motivi floreali e vegetali. Dorso in pelle con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle rossa, tomaisons, fregi floreali e a catenella in oro. Angoli in pelle con fregi dorati. Testatine e capilettera ornati e figurati. Fioriture, aloni e bruniture diffuse, ma bell'esemplare. Conservate all'interno le brossure antiche gialle a spruzzo rosso. Seconda edizione di questo romanzo di viaggi fantastici dell'abate Chiari (Brescia, 1711-1785), il drammaturgo e romanziere settecentesco conosciuto, più che per i suoi lavori originali, per la sua lunga rivalità con Goldoni. L'edizione originale era apparsa due anni prima con i tipi dello Zerletti di Venezia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        A Plan of the Attack of Fort Sulivan, near Charles Town in South Carolina. by a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, on the 28th June 1776. with the Disposition of the King's Land Forces, and the Encampments and Entrenchments of the Rebels from the Drawings made on the Spot

      Printed and sold by William Faden, Successor to the late Mr. Thomas Jefferies, Geographer to the King., London 1776 - Extremely rare first issue of a separately-published Revolutionary War broadside battle plan depicting a critical altercation near Charleston, South Carolina. This highly important and finely engraved and letterpress broadside map captures the dramatic action surrounding the British naval assault on Fort Sullivan (called here "Sulivan"), the strategic key to Charleston. In the Spring of 1776, South Carolina had fallen into the firm possession of the Americans, a reality the British were determined to challenge. They dispatched a fleet of twenty ships (although only nine were armed) under Commodore Peter Parker, manned by marines, with the mission under the overall command of Maj. General Sir Henry Clinton. The ships moored in Five Fathom Hole, and landed on Long Island, which lay to the north of Sullivan's Island. Meanwhile, practical considerations indicated that the Patriot defenders were in considerable trouble. Led by Col. William Moultrie, the Americans were short of experienced troops and ammunition. Fort Sullivan, located on the southern tip of the island of the same name had to be held, otherwise Charleston would surely fall. While the elegant plan of the fort, located in the inset at the upper left of the map, makes it appear to be a well designed bastion, it was in reality cobbled together with palmetto logs. Moultrie had a total of 1,125 men against the 2,900 British marines. More worryingly, the fort had only 26 guns, with only 28 rounds of ammunition per gun against the British fleet's 270 well-stocked cannon. Fortunately for the Americans, the British proceeded to make a series of strategic errors. Clinton, who relied on information given by harbour pilots who were press-ganged into service, spent days looking for a non-existent ford between Long and Sullivan's Island, which in reality was prevented by the presence of a seven foot deep channel. This bought the Americans time, which allowed American Col. William Thomson to fortify the northern tip of the island, as indicated on the map. On June 28th, the British mounted their full on naval assault of the fort, as indicated on the map by the ships shown grouped together just off of the fort, with each ship being named and detailed with its number of guns. Moultrie wisely rationed and synchronized the use of his limited firepower, such that the British met heavier than expected resistance. Unfamiliar with the tidal shoals that lay near the fort, the British ships were unable to sail in close enough to the fort to deliver lethal blows, while remaining in range of the American guns. Amazingly, many of the British rounds which did strike the fort were harmlessly absorbed into the structure's spongy palmetto logs. The British flagship HMS Bristol took heavy losses, and another ship ran aground and had to be abandoned. Another British attempt to storm Thomson's northern positions with a raid by long boats was easily repelled. The British were forced to completely withdraw, and promptly set sail for New York. This copy is the very rare first state (of four known issues) of the map, which was the first Revolutionary battle plan to be drafted by William Faden. The text in two columns found on this issue gives an account of the action taken from a letter by Parker to Lieutenant General Clinton. This issue was separately published as a broadside giving news of the battle to a British audience eager for information about the war; later issues, without text, appeared in Faden's North American Atlas . Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution , map 8; Nebenzahl, A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795 , 64; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 14(a), in Tooley, The Mapping of America. Copper-engraved map, engraved one-line dedication to Sir Peter Parker and letterpress text in two columns beneath the map. Inset plan of the fort.

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        Horda Angel-Cynnan or A Compleat View of the Manners, Customs, Arms, Habits of the Inhabitants of England from the Arrival of the Saxons to the Present Time with a Short Account of the Britons During the Government of the Romans in Three Volumes

      Walter Shropshire, London 1776 - Three volumes. Volume III's spine has been rebound, the others are original with gilt design. Front board of volume one is neatly detached and is repairable, likewise front board of volume two is nearly detached but repairable. Edges and corners of volumes bumped and rubbed. Scattered foxing and previous owner's name to endpapers of all three volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ripping Yarns]
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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,

      J. Dodsley, York 1776 - (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.

      [Bookseller: Eric T. Moore Books]
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        A View of Boston Taken on the Road to Dorchester.

      [London]: J. F. W. des Barres, 1776. - Single sheet, float mounted and framed, (21 ¼ x 32 inches). Fine copper engraving. First edition. Engraved by Newton after the drawing by British soldier and artist Pierie. "Some sense of Boston's early geography as a peninsula is gained from a British officer's rendering of it not long before the outbreak of hostilities with England. The view, taken from Dorchester to the southwest, embraces a wide ring of the town's bucolic surroundings while clearly showing its peninsular formation.It was connected to the mainland by a narrow neck that just prevented it from being and island. By the end of the next century, the insular quality of this strategic spit of land had already begun to erode when new routes of access by land were created. As the population increased and space grew scarce on the peninsula, not only were landfill projects steadily undertaken, but Boston's three large hills were cut down to provide the landfill. The hills formed a high rugged mass extending through the center of the peninsula, known as the Trimountain In this carefully drawn 'Atlantic Neptune' engraving, an image of the Trimountain has been nicely preserved. Visible on one of its hills (originally called Sentry Hill) is the beacon erected by order of the General Court in 1634 to warn the inhabitants of any danger. Known as Beacon Hill today, this topographic elevation, massively cut down, serves as a pale reminder of Boston's earlier humped formation. "In 1773, English drawings and engravings focused on Boston for several reasons. Boston was not only one of England's thriving colonial seaports, it was also the city where disenchantment toward the mother country was most clearly in evidence. The Boston Massacre had only recently taken place; the defiant Boston Tea Party would soon be staged. "The artist William Pierie (Pierrie is presumably a misspelling by the engraver) was a British artillery officer who drew a series of views of the town and environs of Boston in 1773" (Deak, p. 87). Deak 132. Gloria Gilda Deak, "Picturing America, 1497-1899." For more information about this engraving, or a warm welcome to see it and other books and prints in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory # 72MMS193. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Early 1800s miniature wood carving of a Durham boat similar to the vessels used by Gen. George Washington while crossing the Delaware ? made of wood from an elm tree at his encampment

      Miniature carving of a Durham boat, 10? long, made of wood from an elm tree growing in the area where General George Washington encamped his army on their march culminating in the crossing of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776.A Durham boat was a flat-bottomed and double-ended boat used on many of the interior waterways of North America beginning in the mid-1700s.A worn vintage soiled handwritten note in ink on paper, with parts missing, was affixed on inside the boat: ?...[o]ld Elm tree under which Washington encamp[ped h]is army 1777 [sic 1776] on his marc[h] / igh to Trenton crossed Delaware River 1400 men surprised & took 1000 hessi[an] / ...came of hessian army retreated Back to N. York...Washington in Pa."

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        Gebrauch der Transparente zum Zeichnen nach der Natur nebst einer Anleitung zum Portraitiren, zur Verfertigung und dem Gebrauch der Pastellfarben, und einem eingeschobenen Raisonnemant über die Physiognomik.

      Frankfurt-Leipzig, bey Philipp Heinrich Perrenon,privil. Buchhändler in Münster und Hamm, 1776.. 8°. Mit gest. Titelvignette u. einer gefalt. Kupfertafel. 252 S., Brosch. d. Zt.. Erstausgabe. - Einband leicht berieben. Rücken verblasst u. etw. rissig. Gebräunt u. etw. stockfleckig. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Le Costume de Plusieurs Peuples de L'Antiquite; Le Costume ou Essai sur les Habillements et les Usages de Plusieurs Peuples de L'Antiquité, Prouvé par les Monuments

      J.F. Bassompierre, Aliege 1776 - 4to. xxxi. 412pp. of text followed by 51pp. of plates. Three-quarter vellum over green and gold marbled paper boards. Gilt title to spine. Minor discoloration to binding. Small bookplate of previous owner to inside of front board. Some water staining toward bottom of pages starting at endpaper through page xv not affecting text. Some welling to pages. Page edges untrimmed. Minor age yellowing and very little sporadic foxing to some pages. Fascinating work on ancient Egyptian, Greek, Phrygian, Assyrian, Armenian, Hebrew, Roman, Persian as well as other countries costumes, ornaments and furnishings. Wonderfully illustrated with 160 engravings by Pitre Martenasic. The author Andre Corneille Lens (1739-1822) was a Dutch painter who studied and researched ancient costumes. Text in French. In good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        THEORIE DES JARDINS

      Paris: Pissot, 1776. - 1st edn. 8vo. Rebound in recent gilt lettered quarter brown calf on marbled paper-laid boards (Fine). Pp. 397 (new endpapers; some light spotting to pages edges; no inscriptions). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Lettres de quelques Juifs portugais et allemands, à M. de Voltaire avec des réflexions critiques, &c. Et un petit commentaire extrait d'un plus grand.

      Chez Moutard 1776 - - Chez Moutard, A Paris 1776, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 12 (9x16,5cm), xxvij (1) 424pp. et (4) 476pp. et (8) 444pp., relié. - Edition en partie originale, publiée pour la première fois en 1769 en un Vol. in 8. Deux volumes furent ajoutés pour cette édition. Pleine Basane blonde d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Petis manques en tête. Coiffe de queue du tome III élimée. 7 coins émoussés. Frottements. L'ouvrage est une attaque et un commentaire critique du Traité de la tolérance de Voltaire. L'oeuvre fut bien accepté tant par ses détracteurs (Voltaire, D'alembert) que le public. L'auteur y fait montre, non seulement d'une argumentation nourrie et érudite, mais sans pédanterie et toujours avec impartialité, ce que Voltaire applaudit lui-même. Les Lettres ne sont pas une défense de l'église, mais de la religion. Quant au style, l'abbée Guenée établit un dialogue avec Voltaire, et son propos est clair, démonstratif, et nullement sententieux. xxvij (1) 424pp. et (4) 476pp. et (8) 444pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mémoires de Mademoiselle de Montpensier, fille de Gaston d'Orléans, frere de Louis XIII, Roi de France.

      E. Dufour,, Maestricht, 1776 - Nouvelle édition. 8 Bände. Maestricht, E. Dufour, 1776. 8°. Halblederbände der Zeit. Brunet III, 1875. - Spätere Ausgabe der im 18. Jahrhunder häufig gedruckten Tagebücher der französischen Herzogin von Montpensier (1627-1693). Erschienen nach ihrem Tode erstmals 1729 in Amsterdam. Lebte den grössten Teil ihres Lebens im Exil, da sie sich politisch gegen den französichen König wendete. - Die ersten und letzten Seiten zum Teil leimschattig. Einbände etwas berieben. Rücken von Band VI am Fuss und Rücken von Band VII mit Fehlstellen. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de Mademoiselle de Montpensier, fille de Mr. Gaston d'Orléans, frère de Louis XIII.

      - Maestricht, J. Edme Dufour & Phil. Roux, 1776. 8 tomes reliés en 4 volumes in-12, cartonnage marbré, pièces de titre et de tomaison de veau (rel. ancienne, qqs accrocs, qqs faux titres réparés). Bonne édition augmentée des 'Amours de Mademoiselle et de M. de Lauzun', de 'Relation de l'Isle invisible', 'Histoire de la princesse de Paphlagonie', de la clef des personnages cités et de 'Divers portraits'. Les Mémoires couvrent la période 1627 à 1688. "Les renseignements fournis sont très précieux : la peinture de la cour de France au milieu du XVIIe est faite par une personne qui la connaissait bien pour y avoir passé une grande partie de sa vie" (Sources de l'histoire de France, n° 801). (Brunet, III, 1871). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
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        Reize naar Arabie en andere omliggende landen. 2 Teile.

      Amsterdam, J. S. Baalde u. Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven 1776-80.. 4°. VIII S. (Titelei), 3 Bll. (Inhoud), 484(2) S. u. 7 [v. 8] Bll. (Titelei m. fehlendem Schmutztit.), 448 [v. 455(1)] S. Mit 2 wh. Titelvign. (N. v. d. Meer Jun. fec.), 123 [v. 124] Ansichten u. Karten auf z. Tl. mehrf. gef. Taf. (tls. unsign.) u. 1 mehrf. gef. Karte m. v. Hd. 2-farbig markierter Reiseroute (Th. Koning fec.) in Kupferstich. Neue Halblederbände mit rauhem Schnitt und mont. Rüschi. sowie unter Verwendung von altem Marmorpapier als Deckelbezug; Bd. 1 auch unter Verwendung der alten Vorsätze. Deckelbezüge altersbedingt mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren, Schnitt stark angestaubt; Tit. fingerfl. u. m. Sign. v. alter Hd., Tl. 2 m. stärker angeschmutzt. Tit., durchgehenden Wasserfl. sowie 2 Ss. u. 1 Taf. m. Riß; im Text durchgeh. sauber u. kaum abgegriffen.. Vgl. dazu Henze III, 602 ff; Embacher 217 u. Brunet IV, 74. Seltene erste Ausgabe der holländischen Übersetzung von C. Niebuhr's 'Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien u. andern umliegenden Ländern' (1774-78). Der deutsche Mathematiker u. Kartograph Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) trat 1760 als Ingenieurleutnant in dänische Dienste und nahm 1 Jahr später an der königlich-dänischen Arabien-Expedition teil, die ihn durch Unter-Ägypten zum Roten Meer, längs der arabischen Küste nach Yemen, weiter nach Bombay, von dort zurück über Maskat in Oman u. durch den Persischen Golf u. Mesopotamien nach Syrien u. Palästina, schließlich durch Klein-Asien nach Konstantinopel führte; von wo aus er (als einziger Überlebender der Expedition) dann 1767 die Heimreise nach Kopenhagen antrat. Niebuhr war der erste, der die Methode der Monddistanzen auf dem Festland zur Bestimmung der geographischen Länge anwandte u. konnte so die erste Kartenskizze des Roten Meeres sowie die erste genaue Karte des Jemen anfertigen. Zudem hatte er umfangreiches Inschriftenmaterial aufgenommen, womit er einen großen Beitrag zur späteren Erforschung der alten Schriften leistete. Als erste literarische Hauptfrucht der langen Reise veröffentlichte er 1772 die 'Beschreibung Arabiens'. 1774 erschien dann schließlich der erste Band der vorliegenden Reisebeschreibung, die lt. Henze "das an gesicherten Daten reichhaltigste und nützlichste Werk asiatischer Forschungsliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts" darstellt. Ein dritter Schlußband sollte bei der deutschen Originalausgabe erst 1837, 12 Jahre nach N.'s Tod herausgegeben werden. Die fein gestochenen Tafeln zeigen neben zahlreichen Inschriften auch schöne Ansichten u. Panoramen sowie etliche Genre-Szenen u. Typen. - Letzte Lage (Ss.449-455) von Bd. 2 fehlt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        A BOTANICAL ARRANGEMENT OF ALL THE VEGETABLES NATURALLY GROWING IN GREAT BRITAIN. According to the System of the Celebrated Linneaeus. In Two Volumes.

      M. Swinney., Birmingham 1776 - 8vo. 2 vols. xcvi,838pp. With 12 engraved plates, some folding. Nicely rebound (early 20th century) in half tan calf over marbled boards. Text of both volumes with old faded water soiling, lighter in the second volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Die Kunst zu drechseln, oder alle Arten von Arbeit auf der Drehbank vollkommen zu verfertigen, ehemals in französischer und lateinischer Sprache vom Hrn. P. Carl Plümier, aus dem Orden der Minimen, . 2 Bände (Text und Tafeln).

      Breitkopf, Leipzig 1776 - Folio. Neue Halblederbände mit Buntpapierbezug und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel in Fraktur, 4 Bll., XX, 234 S.; 83 Tafeln. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz im Textband und 83 ganzseitigen Kupfern im separaten Tafelband. Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin, 1247. Vgl. Graesse V, 354. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe, "nun neben der französischen Urschrift mit einer deutschen Uebersetzung, einigen Anmerkungen, Zusätzen und Kupfern vermehrt herausgegeben von einem Liebhaber der Drehkunst". Das Original (L'Art de Tourner ou de Faire en Perfection Toutes Sortes D'Ouvrages au Tour) war zuerst 1701 in französischer und lateinischer Sprache mit 71 Tafeln erschienen. Eine erweiterte zweite Auflage folgte 1749, mit zwei neuen Kapiteln und 8 zusätzlichen Tafeln. - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar, nahezu fleckenfrei, unbeschnitten neu eingebunden, in dezenten braunen Halblederbänden. Auf dem Titelblatt und auf Tafel I jeweils zwei Stempel eines früheren Besitzers. Einige Tafeln blass braunfleckig oder leicht gebräunt, manche an den Rändern etwas (finger-)fleckig bzw. mit kleiner Wasserspur am unteren Rand. 3700 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        Trattato de' canali navigabili dell'abate Antonio Lecchi matematico delle LL.MM.II. In Milano: nella stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli,1776.

      - In-8°, pp. (18) 240 con 7 ill. xil. b/n n.t. Segnatura: A-P8. Leg. post. mz. pelle a fascia stretta con piccoli angoli, tit. e fregio tip. oro impressi su tass. rosso appl. al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata, tagli a spruzzo blu, tit. r/n e vignetta incisa su rame da Mercorus al frontespizio, capilettera abitati e finalini incisi. Lievi macchie ai margini, rosicchiatura di probabile roditore al taglio intermedio dei piatti, ma esemplare internamente fresco e marginoso. Le sguardie rivelano la natura ottocentesca della leg. perché lasciano trasparire il testo di un manifesto del Regno d’Italia utilizzato al verso come carta di guardia per i piatti. Dedica all'Arciduca Ferdinando, principe d'Ungheria. 1^ edizione tratta dagli appunti manoscritti dell’A. che morì nello stesso anno in cui uscì quest’opera. Si tratta di una delle fonti stampate più rilevanti sulla materia e venne redatta in un’epoca in cui il tratto tra il lago di Como e di Lecco e il canale della Martesana era ancora di là da venire. I brani di maggiori interesse riguardano i dettagli critici sulle opere di letteratura idraulica eseguite da Manfredi e Guglielmini, fra gli altri. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida. Lancellotti

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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 - 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. Full 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. 15 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John. Surveyed by Order of His Excellency Major-General Sr. Jeffrey Amherst, Knight of the most Honble. Order of the Bath, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America, (now Lord Amherst) by William Brassier, Draughtsman. 1762./(inset) A Particular Plan of Lake George Surveyed in 1756 by Capt. Jackson. (New York)

      Robert Sayer & John Bennett, London 1776 - Engraving with original hand color. Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jn. Bennett Map & Sea Chartsellers No. 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs . Augst. 5th 1776. Sheet size: 26 3/4 x 20 5/8". Inventory#: p1033pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        VIDA DE LA VENERABLE MARIANA DE JESUS DE PAREDES, I FLORES, virgen seglar americana intitulada la Azuzena de Quito su patria.

      Manuscrito, s.a. (finales del siglo XIX). 21,5 cm. 1 h., portada, 6 h., 307 pág. Enc. en pergamino. Marca de anterior poseedor. * Traducción inédita en castellano de la Vita della Venerabile Marianna di Gesú de Paredes e Flores. escrita en italiano por Juan del Castillo (o Castiglio), impresa en Roma por Salomoni, en 1776 - (Palau 48139, CCPB 186863-2). No se menciona en ningún lugar el traductor, aunque muy posiblemente fue el propio autor quien la tradujo, y no hemos hallado en ningún catálogo referencia de la publicación de este manuscrito. En 1854, el P. Boero sacó a la luz Vita della Beata Marianna di Gesù de Paredes e Flores (Palau 48412), en la que refundió el texto de Castillo y la biografía de Mariana de Jesús por Jacinto Morán de Butrón, impresa bajo el título La Azucena de Quito., en Lima en 1702 (Palau 181222, CCPB 638154-5). Manuscritos. America. Ecuador Hagiografia, miracles, martiris i profecies Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 Manuscritos español

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        R.p. Vincentii Houdry, E Societate Jesu Bibliotheca Concionatoria Complectens Panegyricas Orationes Sanctorum. E Gallico Sermone In Latinum Translati. (All 5 Vols Bound as 2.)

      Typographia Balleoniana., Venetiis 1776 - 188 + 192 + 168 + 179 + 184pp. Handsomely rebound as 2 large volumes, and still well bound. Apart from some light foxing (as expected) interiors in nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions but a small stamp on title page shows this once belonged to a priory. Gilt titling to spine. Text in latin. Overweight Set - Weighs 4 Kg, additional P&P will apply, please ask for a quote before ordering. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tony Hutchinson]
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        Early 1800s wood carving of a small axe evoking Washington cutting down the cherry tree ? made of wood from an elm tree at his encampment culminating in the crossing of the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton

      New Jersey/Pennsylvania, early 1800s Miniature carving of an axe, 5.5? long handle, 3.5? axe head, total height about 7?, made of wood from an elm tree growing in the area where General George Washington encamped his army on their march culminating in the crossing of the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776.This axe evokes the story of George Washington cutting down the cherry tree and telling his father, ?I cannot tell a lie...? A vintage soiled handwritten note in ink on paper, one word rubbed, was affixed on one side of the axe head: ?G. Washington Hatchet Relick / from old Elm tree under whi[ch] / he encamped his army 1777 [sic 1776]"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        An Actual Survey of the Great Post-Roads between London and Edinburgh.

      Printed for and sold by the Author., London. 1776 - Bookplate of William Charles Harland ( MP for Durham) on paste down fep. Frontis + [8]pp + 44 map plates (some cold) + accompanying commentary. Scattered, light, foxing but very tight and generally very clean. Near fine hardback in recent, tan, half calf with marbled boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOTIZIE INTORNO AL CORRER AI PALII IN VERONA stampate sotto il reggimento dell'Ill. ed Ecc. Signor Daniel Dolfino P. Capitanio e Vice Podestà Con l'elenco dei Cavalieri che in tal occasione componevano la Nobile Cavalcata.

      1776],, S.l.n.d. [Verona, 1776 - in-4 antico, pp. 23, bella leg. ottocentesca m. perg. con etichetta xilogr. al piatto ant. Nell'avviso, forse dello stampatore, si legge che l'A. scrisse queste memorie solo 4 giorniprima del Palio. Bella e rara descrizione della festa, i suoi partecipanti, notizie delle antiche edizioni del Cinquecento, con l'elenco nominativo dei cavalieri in gara, numero dei cavalli, asini, etc. Molto raro: solo una copia censita nelle biblioteche italiane. Belliss. esempl. su carta forte. [MM2-105]

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        Mémoire sur des Bois de Cerfs Fossiles, Trouvés en creusant un Puits, dans les environs de Montélimar en Dauphiné, à 14 pieds 2 pouces de profondeur, le 28 du mois d'Août dernier (1775)

      Four finely color-printed vignettes & one color-printed plate. viii, 24 pp. Large 4to, cont. mottled calf, triple gilt fillet round sides, spine nicely gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Grenoble: J. Cuchet, 1776. First edition of Faujas de Saint-Fond's first book, beautifully illustrated by Gautier d'Agoty fils with four finely colored vignettes and one full-page plate. This is an extremely rare book and the first copy I have handled. The book is concerned with fossilized deer antlers found in wells near Montélimar. Three of the colored vignettes depict butterflies. The fourth vignette depicts a mineral specimen and fully exploits the engraving and coloring technique of the Gautier d'Agoty family. The full-page plate is a magnificent colored depiction of various fossilized deer horns and again the engraving and coloring techniques of Gautier d'Agoty are beautifully realized. Fine copy. Bookplate of Eugène Chaper (1827-90), son of Achille Chaper who was director of mines at La Mure. The father formed a great collection of books concerning the Dauphiné and Stendhal in his castle at Eybens near Grenoble. D.S.B., IV, pp. 548-49. N.B.G., Vol. 17, cols. 168-72. .

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        Compendio della Storia della Republica di Venezia del. sig. Abbate Laugier. Divisio in quattro Parti., Con alcuni discorsi preliminari, ed una Tavola Chronologica in fine della Storia.

      Venezia, Biccolo Pezzana, 1776 - CXII, 245 S. XXIV, 424 S. prachtvolle Bände der Geschichte Vernedig. Sprache: it Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8°, geglättete, glänzende Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit je zwei farbigen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern (Titel rot/ Bandzahl grün und reichlicher Rückenvergoldung)

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        A RELATION OF A JOURNEY TO THE GLACIERS IN THE DUTCHY OF SAVOY

      London: G. Robinson. Recently re-bound in full black leather, with new endpapers. 1776. 2nd edition. hb. 12mo, pp. 266. The spine is in compartments, with raised bands and gilt rules. First published in French in 1773, and in English in 1775. . Marc-Theodore Bourrit (1739-1819), a Geneva naturalist, raconteur, and painter - but not much of a climber (except, perhaps, of the social variety) was, at the time this book was first published, the Presentor of the Cathedral Church of Geneva. Translated from the French by Chas. and Fred. Davy [sic]. With armorial presentation plate from the translators to Mrs. Richard Walpole; followed by Editor's Preface, Postcript, Author's Advertisement, A Table of the Drawings, Table of Contents, Table of Heights Above the Level of the Mediterraean Sea, complete List of Subscribers, and The Author's Preliminary Discourse (pp. i - xxi). The three copper engraved plates are foxed; the contents less so (although with typical age-toning to margins. The text is otherwise clean and tight, save for a blotchy old copperplate ink signature to the top right of the title page (not affecting text). Overall, a most handsome book in excellent condition, having regard to age. .

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        ARTE NUEVA DE ESCRIBIR INVENTADA POR EL INSIGNE MAESTRO PEDRO DIAZ MORANTE

      - Arte Nueva de escribir, inventada por el maestro Pedro Diaz Morante, e ilustrada con muestras nuevas, y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero magisterio de primeras letras, por . Individuo de la Real Sociedad Bascongada de lo Amigos del País.- Madrid, En la Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha, Año de M. DCC. LXXVI (1776) en folio menor pasta española de la época, portada, XXVIII-136 páginas. Frontis y 40 láminas grabadas por Francisco Assensio y Mejorada. Ejemplar con amplios márgenes. Algunas mancchas de óxido. La lámina 29 remarginada. Palau nº 210612. Cotarelo, Diccionario biográfico y bibliográfico de Calígrafos Españoles, tomo II, página 145.

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        LE PORNOGRAPHE.

      - Londres, Jean Nourse et à La Haye, Gosse & Pinet, 1776, 14x21. Reliure en demi basane à coins. Dos lisse, pièce de titre rouge. Deux partie en un volume de 492 pages. La pagination n'est pas continue. La seconde partie contient les notes ainsi que différents textes et lettres (Remontrances à mylord maire, Lit-de-Justice d'amour, ou le Code de Cythére). Charles Monselet (cité comme référence par Brunet) donne cette édition comme la plus complète et la meilleures (p.114). Le Code de Cythére a été ajouté car il propose le même débat que le Pornographe (il a été attribué à Jean-Pierre Moët). Très bon ouvrage, très complet. Le reliure est solide, mais frottée et la page de titre a du être restaurée. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Paysan perverti, ou les Dangers de la ville, histoire récente, mise au jour d"après les véritables lettres des Personnages.

      Amsterdam: Aux Dépens de la Compagnie, 1776 - 4 tomes en 2 volumes in-12 avec faux-titre et page de titre pour chaque tome; T.I: viii, 268p. (chiffré 269 par erreur). T.II: [iv], 287p. T.III: [iv], 228p. T.IV: 186p. Reliure d"époque en basane marbrée, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, gardes marbrées, tranches rouges, filet sur les coupes. Quelques pâles rousseurs, généralement en très bon état. Deux cent cinquante trois lettres, suivies des "Statuts du bourg d"Oudun". Jacob 130: "Autre édition ou contrefaçon? le dernier volume se termine par les statuts du bourg d"Oudun, composé de la famille R***, vivant en commun. Ces statuts sont la base du communisme que Restif voulut établir en religion d"Etat. Le texte semble conforme à celui des éditions de Paris. Les fleurons de cette édition permettent d"affirmer qu"elle n"a pas été faite en France, mais probablement en Suisse."

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        Anatra domestia di becco incurvato altra varieta

      [Florence: Giuseppe Vanni, 1776. A fine image from "one of the half-dozen or so great bird books" (Fine Bird Books). This beautiful plate comes from 'Storia naturale degli uccelli', of which Peter Dance writes "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work . London: 1978) Cf. Dance 70; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.92; cf. Nissen IVB 588; cf. Wood p.450; cf. Zimmer p.241. Etching, with engraving, coloured by hand, after Vanni, Lorenzi or Manetti. Very good condition.

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        COMMON SENSE; ADDRESSED TO THE INHABITANTS OF AMERICA...A NEW EDITION, WITH SEVERAL ADDITIONS IN THE BODY OF THE WORK. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX; TOGETHER WITH AN ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by W. and T. Bradford, [but possibly M. Mills, Dublin,] 1776.. 99pp. [bound with:] [Chalmers, James]: PLAIN TRUTH: ADDRESSED TO THE INHABITANTS OF AMERICA. CONTAINING REMARKS ON A LATE PAMPHLET, INTITLED COMMON SENSE.... Philadelphia printed, Dublin, reprinted: M. Mills, 1776. [4],44pp. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards. Contemporary ownership inscription on each titlepage. Very good. This is a most important edition of COMMON SENSE..., one of the early issues of the "Enlarged Version" of its text, first issued by printers William and Thomas Bradford about five weeks after the appearance of the first edition from the press of Robert Bell, issued on Feb. 14, 1776. The present edition can lay claim to being equal to the first edition in importance, since it contains considerable additional material by Paine which did not appear in the first three printings by Bell. COMMON SENSE... first appeared on Jan. 9, 1776. Its importance was immediately realized and its contents hotly debated. At the same time, Paine's relationship with his publisher, Bell, also became heated, as the author asked for a share in the profits of his bestseller and Bell denied a profit had been realized. Paine then asked Bell to wait before doing a second edition so that he could add more material. On Jan. 20, however, Bell advertised a "new edition" which reprinted the original, without Paine's additions. Infuriated, Paine went to the Bradfords and proposed to give them his new material to publish with the original text, comprising an appendix and "An Address to the People Called Quakers," increasing "the Work upwards of one Third." This is the first 99pp. edition of the enlarged text. It is probable that this edition of COMMON SENSE, despite the imprint, was actually printed in Dublin. The similarity in typography to the Dublin edition of the Chalmers pamphlet, here bound with it, reinforces that possibility. If so, it could not help but inflame sentiment in England's other dissatisfied colony. This copy is bound with a Dublin edition of a vigorous attack on Tom Paine and COMMON SENSE, written under the pseudonym of "Candidus." Thomas Adams identifies the author as James Chalmers. This is the first Irish edition of a pamphlet originally published in Philadelphia and later reprinted in London. On the importance of COMMON SENSE... it is unnecessary to comment. The political rhetoric of Paine inflamed the desire for independence, attacking British misgovernment and calling for colonial independence in clear and unmistakable words. The editors of the GROLIER ONE HUNDRED remark: "It is not too much to say that the Declaration of Independence...was due more to Paine's COMMON SENSE than to any other single piece of writing." A most important edition of America's greatest political tract. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 14. GIMBEL CS- 14. HOWES P17. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 222g. BRISTOL B4310. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43121.

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        1776 RARE AMERICANA - THE GENERAL GAZETTEER OR COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LOG OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PRIVATEER 'THE PILGRIM' INCLUDING THE SPOILS OF WAR

      Dublin 1776 - Superb find of early Americana on offer: HANDWRITTEN DIARY NOTES ON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE BOOK "THE GENERAL GAZETEER OR, COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY" by R. Brookes. Dublin: Printed for J.Williams, 1776.Unpaginated. Original full leather binding with raised spine. This 230 year old book is tight and clean and in a fine state of preservation. This very scarce early book belonged to a sailor aboard the ship Pilgrim who kept a rare hand written account of one of the most successful privateers in the American Revolution. The diary starts July, 1779; "JOHANNES PRINCE Eyus Liber July the 9, 1779." John Prince, of Beverly, Massachusetts, likely an officer aboard the Pilgrim, who, research indicates became a Reverend at the First Church in Salem after the war. It is interesting to note that Prince, as one of the crew of the Pilgrim, was instrumental in founding the Philosophical Library that was the foundation for the Salem Atheneum. The Philosophical Library was founded in 1781 from the spoils of war. The Pilgrim captured the DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, the first of her nine valuable prizes, on September 5 in the Irish Channel. The ship was carrying the library belonging to Richard Kirwin (1733-1812). Kirwin's library was transferred to the Pilgrim and subsequently auctioned off in Salem. The library was purchased by Reverend Joseph Willard of the first Church in Beverly. Eventually the volumes were given to John Prince at the First Church in Salem and later became the beginning of the Salem Atheneum. Prince dates his writings with an inscription "1779" and the narrative covers the inside cover and endpaper of the book proper. Beginning at the top of the inside front cover "Pilgrim sailed April the 13 1779." The Pilgrim has been described as "one of the most famous of the privateers during the American Revolution was the PILGRIM sailing out of Beverly, Massachusetts. This ship-rigged vessel of 200 tons achieved results comparable to those of the LIVERPOOL PACKET, being credited with taking fifty British prizes."(Howe 1922; 349, 352). This diary appears to cover only the year 1779 listing the prizes taken, and their respective sizes (how many guns and men, etc.) and also a very brief description of the battle (how many killed, how many taken prisoner). Most of this log is legible, however, there are several words that could not be made out. There is more writing on the back side of the endpaper. It starts "THE PIRATE RUNNER SCHOONER PHILANTHROPIST JOHN PRINCE COMMANDER IN PILLOW." Underneath reads "Wrote I expect by Mr. John Crop - mate 1795." A description of what appears to a Paris hospital is also penned. Rear endpapers have writings and notes of a financial nature. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca medicinae praticae qua scripta ad partem medicinae practicam facientia a rerum initiis ad a. MDCCLXXV recensentur.

      Bernae apud Em. Haller, & Basileae apud Joh. Schweighauser, 1776-1788. - 4 volumi in- 4°, m. pelle coeva (dorsi qua e là graffiati). viii, 539, (1); vi, 722; (iv), 650; viii, 598 pp. Bell' esemplare della rara edizione originale. "Haller is the greatest bibliographer in our ranks. His works have been most helpful in the preparation of this catalogue. To learning and judgement he added that indispensable quality in a bibliographer, accuracy." (W, Osler in Bibliotheca Osleriana, 1148). "Haller in one of the greatest names in medical bibliography. While pursuing his monumental scientific career he found time to compile bibliographies of botany, anatomy, medicine and surgery which formed the most complete reference work of the time, consisting of a classified analysis of over 52, 000 publications of all countries." (Garrison & Morton, 438, 6747). "The entire work is arranged by large subject groups, then chronologically under the subject. An alphabetical index of all the writers is also supplied. Here for the first time in the history of medical bibliography we find a work which attempts to be both comprehensive and critical at the same time. It was a magnificent attempt, probably impossible of achievement by any lesser person or one less industrious than Haller." (Brodman, The development of medical bibliographi, pp. 71-74). Choulant, Bibliotheca medico.historica, p. 161. Fulton, The great medical bibliographers, pp. 43-44. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle de la parole ou précis de l'Origine du Langage & de la Grammaire Universelle. Extrait du Monde Primitif.

      Paris, beim Verfasser u. a., 1776. - Gestochenes Frontispiz, 2 mehrfach gefaltete Kupfertafeln, davon eine in Farben gedruckt von Jacques Gautier-D'agoty, (2 Bl.), 400 S. Pergamentbd. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (gering fleckig). Erste Ausgabe. - Blake 101; Cohen-De Ricci 261-262: "Jolie figure by Marillier"; Cat. of Early Colour Printing 51, IX. - Bildet einen Auszug aus Bd. 3 der umfangreichen, systematischen Untersuchung zum menschlichen Sprachvermögen, die Court de Gebelin 1773-92 in 9 Bänden unter dem Titel "Le monde primitif" veröffentlichte. Der Farbstich zeigt die Anatomie des menschlichen Stimmbildungsapparates. Er ist ein frühes Beispiel für die von Jacques Gautier d'Agoty für pathologisch-anatomische Darstellung benutzte Technik des Farbstiches (zu Gautier vgl. Goldschmid 67 ff. und Choulant 108 ff.). - Tadellos erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Map of the Middle British Colonies In North America.March 25th, 1776.

      London 1776 - Original outline color; minor marginal mends not affecting image; else excellent. Rare. This is by far the most important edition of the pioneering Evans map outside of the original one, which was called by Schwartz "the most ambitious performance of its kind undertaken in America up to that time." Of the numerous later editions of map, Pownall¿s was the only one to utilize the original plate and to have been authorized by Evans himself. In the upper left corner is a commendation of the map with Evans¿ engraved signature. Pownall¿s map is in fact a novel hybrid, consisting of Evans¿ original plate with a new plate for part of the Northeast appended to it. Pownall also significantly updated the original plate: "The whole of the map east of the longitude of Philadelphia is greatly changed, and is filled in with new details" (Stevens). Pownall, who had been governor of Massachusetts, stated that the New England section of the map was based on new information, "later Draughts and Surveys deposited at the Board of Trade" (Pownall's Topographical Description, in which the map was originally published). Sadly, Evans saw little profit from his groundbreaking map, in large part due to the numerous pirated editions of it by Jefferys, Sayer, Kitchen, Bowles and others. So moved was Pownall by the plight of the wronged and indigent Evans, who received no funds from the sale of the numerous piracies of his map, that he pledged all profits from his edition of the map to Evans' daughter. Stevens, H. Lewis Evans His Map, pp.17-28; Schwartz/Ehrenberg, p.1

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        The Map Used by British Strategists, First Published During the French and Indian War

      London 1776 - Map. A Map of the Middle British Colonies in North America.with the Addition of New England, and the bordering Parts of Canada, London, March 25, 1776. 1 p. 21 1/2 x 34 in. Three-part folding map with hand-colored colony borders. Historical BackgroundLewis Evans (1700?-1756) was a Welsh-born surveyor, geographer, and cartographer who produced two maps of British North America. The first, A Map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the Three Delaware Counties was first printed in 1749. His more famous A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America first appeared in 1755. It was a joint venture between Evans and Thomas Pownall (1722-1805). Pownall came to America in 1753. After his patron died suddenly, he embarked on a tour of the colonies, observing everything from Indian life to colonial society. Expertise in Indian affairs and connections with Pennsylvania society earned him an invitation to attend the Albany Conference, a 1754 meeting of colonial officials trying to improve relations with the Indians and provide for better defense against French incursions. Pownall proposed a crown-level superintendant of Indian matters to limit political infighting and corruption, and a scheme for organizing colonial expansion west. After the conference, Pownall returned to Philadelphia, where he collaborated with Evans on the Map of the Middle British Colonies, as both men recognized the need for accurate maps of the lands under dispute during the French and Indian War.Evans's original map was printed by Philadelphia's "B. Franklin and D. Hall" in 1755 and dedicated to Pownell. British General Edward Braddock, under whom a young George Washington served, used the Evans and Pownall map during the French and Indian War. The original map was pirated four times between its original issue in 1755 and this 1776 re-issue by Pownall. In this newer version, Pownall added the space of approximately 5 degrees of longitude to the map in the Atlantic Ocean. The addition appears to have been engraved on a different plate, and the two impressions were joined on one paper to make the map. In the newly-created space, Pownall provides lists of towns and counties in the Colonies.In his introduction to the new atlas, he also reaffirms the accuracy of the 1755 map and its usefulness to the British effort in the Seven Years War. "It was found by the Officers and Servants of the Crown to have that Degree of Precision," wrote Pownall in 1776, "that it was used by them both in England and in America, and served every practical purpose during the War." Moreover, New England was better represented in his new version of Evans's map. "What there was wanting to a compleat Map of New England, is now added from later Information.These new Parts which I have added are plotted down in the Form in which I think every Map which can offer to give the Face of the Country should be drawn, tracing the Features of it, and not in Default of that, filling up the Map with Writing." Instead, Pownall's New England is richly detailed; only the empty ocean space was filled with text.Condition Excellent overall. Minor smudging and scattered spotting.Sources Henry Newton Stevens, Lewis Evans: His Map of the Middle British Colonies in America(London: Henry Stevens, Son, and Stiles, 1905) pp. 1-6, 19-23.

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        Voyage en Arabie & en d'autres pays circonvoisins. Tome premier. Traduit de l'Allemand.

      Asd./Utrecht, Baalde/Van Schoonhoven, 1776. - 1 vol. (of 2). 4to. VIII+(VI)+409 pp. With engr. title vignet, 15 maps/plans (incl. 6 fold.) & 58 plts./views/facs. (incl. 16 fold.), all engr. Hardcover. Contemp. full calf, spine & edges gilt. VG. (Spine sl. rubbed, label gone, spine ends sl.dam., superficial damage in lower corner of front cover, corners sl. dam., exposing boards, remains of old bookplate on paste-down. Overall: binding good, contents fine). * Vol. II was published in 1780. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de l'Industrie, ou Collection Raisonnée des procédés utiles dans les Sciences et dans les Arts - Contenant Nombre de Secrets curieux et intéressants pour l'économie et les besoins de la vie ; l'indication de différentes Expériences à faire ; la description de plusieurs Jeux très singuliers et très amusants ; les Notices des Découvertes et Inventions nouvelles ; les détails nécessaires pour se mettre à l'abri des fraudes et falsifications dans plusieurs objets de commerce et de fabrique / Complet en 3 Volumes

      1776 - Ouvrage également propre aux Artistes, aux Négociants et aux Gens du Monde - Contenant quelques Bandeaux et Culs-de-Lampe & 3 Tableaux dépliants hors-texte, le premier dans le Tome Premier, page 91 (Tableau d'hydrostatique), et les deux suivants Tome troisième, page 638/639 (Tables de comparaison) + 1 double page de partitions de musique page 55/56 (Tome Troisième) - A Paris - Chez Lacombe - Edition Originale 1776 - In-8 (13,5 x 20,5 cm) - Complet en 3 Volumes - (xxiv + iv) 700 pages + 1 planche / 739 pages & 754 pages + 2 planches - Reliure plein veau marbré, très légèrement frottée et salie, triple filets d'encadrement sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes et roulettes dorées sur les chasses - Dos lisse, manque en coiffe de tête des Tomes Premier et Second, pièces de titre et décors dorés - Tranches rouge - Ex-Libris d'Albert Roux de Montbéliard - Rares et pâles rousseurs - Signets en tissus vert - Très bonne tenue - Bon état intérieur - Attention Poids : 2350 g.Cet ouvrage est noté avoir été réalisé "par une Société de Gens de Lettre". En fait, l'auteur est Henri-Gabriel Duchesne (1739 - 1822), littérateur et naturaliste français, qui a également étudié de nombreux ouvrages du Père Kircher. Selon Ersch, Duchesne a eu pour collaborateurs dans la rédaction de cet ouvrage Macquer et B. de Préfort. Ce dictionnaire, véritable recueil de connaissances anciennes sur les Sciences et les Arts, a notamment pour objet l'étude de : La Physique - La Mécanique - La Médecine - La Médecine Vétérinaire - L'Anatomie - La Chimie (Verrerie, etc.) - L'Alchimie - Les Mathématiques - L'Optique - L'Astronomie (Météorologie) - L'Histoire Naturelle - La Botanique - La Minéralogie (Métallurgie) - La Pyrotechnie - L'Acoustique / L'Agriculture (Jardinage) - L'Architecture - La Sculpture - La Peinture - La Gravure - La Musique - L'Art de la Toilette - La Chasse et la Pêche - Les Arts Mécaniques (Cuirs, Papiers, etc.) - Cuisine - Décoration. Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A PLAN OF THE ATTACK OF FORT SULIVAN [sic], NEAR CHARLES TOWN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. BY A SQUADRON OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS, ON THE 28th JUNE 1776. WITH THE DISPOSITION OF THE KING'S LAND FORCES, AND THE ENCAMPMENTS AND ENTRENCHMENTS OF THE REBELS FROM THE DRAWINGS MADE ON THE SPOT.

      London: "Printed and sold by William Faden, Successor to the late Mr. Thomas Jefferies, Geographer to the King.," Aug. 10, 1776. - Copper-engraved map, engraved one-line dedication to Sir Peter Parker and letterpress text in two columns beneath the map. Inset plan of the fort. Sheet size: 20 7/8 x 16 1/2 inches. Very good. An extremely rare first issue of a separately published Revolutionary War broadside battle plan depicting a critical altercation near Charleston, South Carolina. This highly important and finely engraved and letterpress broadside map captures the dramatic action surrounding the British naval assault on Fort Sullivan (called here "Sulivan"), the strategic key to Charleston. In the Spring of 1776, South Carolina had fallen into the firm possession of the Americans, a reality the British were determined to challenge. They dispatched a fleet of twenty ships (although only nine were armed) under Commodore Peter Parker, manned by marines, with the mission under the overall command of Major General Sir Henry Clinton. The ships moored in Five Fathom Hole, and landed on Long Island, which lay to the north of Sullivan's Island. Meanwhile, practical considerations indicated that the Patriot defenders were in considerable trouble. Led by Col. William Moultrie, the Americans were short of experienced troops and ammunition. Fort Sullivan, located on the southern tip of the island of the same name, had to be held, otherwise Charleston would surely fall. While the elegant plan of the fort, located in the inset at the upper left of the map, makes it appear to be a well designed bastion, it was in reality cobbled together with palmetto logs. Moultrie had a total of 1,125 men against 2,900 British marines. More worryingly, the fort had only twenty-six guns, with only twenty-eight rounds of ammunition per gun against the British fleet's 270 well stocked cannon. Fortunately for the Americans, the British proceeded to make a series of strategic errors. Clinton, who relied on information given by harbor pilots who were press- ganged into service, spent days looking for a non- existent ford between Long and Sullivan's Island, which in reality was prevented by the presence of a seven-foot deep channel. This bought the Americans time, which allowed American Col. William Thomson to fortify the northern tip of the island, as indicated on the map. On June 28th, the British mounted their full on naval assault of the fort, as indicated on the map by the ships shown grouped together just off of the fort, with each ship being named and detailed with its number of guns. Moultrie wisely rationed and synchronized the use of his limited firepower, such that the British met heavier than expected resistance. Unfamiliar with the tidal shoals that lay near the fort, the British ships were unable to sail in close enough to the fort to deliver lethal blows, while remaining in range of the American guns. Amazingly, many of the British rounds which did strike the fort were harmlessly absorbed into the structure's spongy palmetto logs. The British flagship H.M.S. Bristol took heavy losses, and another ship ran aground and had to be abandoned. Another British attempt to storm Thomson's northern positions with a raid by long boats was easily repelled. The British were forced to completely withdraw, and promptly set sail for New York. This copy is the very rare first state (of four known issues) of the map, which was the first Revolutionary battle plan to be drafted by William Faden. The text in two columns is found only on this issue and gives an account of the action taken from a letter by Parker to Lieut. Gen. Clinton. This issue was separately published as a broadside giving news of the battle to a British audience eager for information about the war; later issues, without text, appeared in Faden's NORTH AMERICAN ATLAS. NEBENZAHL, ATLAS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, map 8, p.60. NEBENZAHL, PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 64. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 14(a), in Tooley, THE MAPPING OF AMERICA.

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        The Spectator

      No Publisher, Edinburgh 1776 - Eight volumes complete - Volume One - vi, 361pp, [15]; Volume Two - [2], iii, [1], 380pp, [12]; Volume Three - [2], ii, 360pp, [10]; Volume Four - [2], iv, 335pp, [12]; Volume Five - [2], iii, [1], 339pp, [12]; Volume Six - iv, 5-343pp, [20]; Volume Seven - v, [2], 8-376pp, [12] and Volume Eight - vii, [2], 10-326pp, [10]. Contemporary uniform full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, oval volume label to third, bands bordered with gilt rule. Slightly rubbed to extremities, one or two spots of darkening, corners rubbed. Internally some occasional light foxing, but generally fairly clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. Each volume with engraved frontispiece and engraved title, an attractive set. Estc N24115, with only four locations in the UK [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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