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        The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Man. A Sermon Preached at Princeton, On the 17th of May, 1776. Being the General Fast appointed by the Congress through the United Colonies. To which is added, An Address to the Natives of Scotland residing in America

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by R. Aitkin. 1776. First. First edition. Small octavo. 78pp., plus errata. Bound in early marbled paper wrappers. University bookplate and released stamp on the verso of the front wrap, and similar stamps on the verso of the title page, else near fine. Evans 15224. .

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        Dissertation Sur Les Attributs De Venus, Qui a Obtenu l'Accessit, Au Jugement De l'Academie Royale Des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres, a La Seance Publique Du Mois De Novembre 1775

      De L'Imprimerie De Prault, .et Se Trouve Chez Pissot, Paris 1776 - 108pp, half-title, fine engraved frontispiece of Venus Anadyomene after Titian, by d'Augustin de Saint- Aubin, titlepage vignette, plate at page 47 engraved with eight medallions representing Venus, smaller engravings of medallions within the text, engraved vignette head and tail pieces. Page [93] has a paragraph written by Monseigneur the Minister of Justice dated October 15, 1775 stating he could not find anything that would prevent the printing of this work. At the onset of the revolution, all restrictions regulated against printing and presses were abolished, although they still retained censorship. Bound in contemporary calf triple ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments gilt, spine label gilt, marbled endpapers, some footnotes in Greek, edges rubbed with wear to corners. A very nice copy without foxing. The study of Aphrodite/Venus through the ages. Size: Quarto

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        Praktischer Weinbau der neuesten Zeit, in besonderer Hinsicht auf das Rheingau. Mainz, F. Kupferberg 1823. 8°. VI, 78 S. Marmor. Pbd. d. Zt.

      . . Schoene 3898 - Dochnahl 67 - Simon 37.- Einzige Ausgabe.- J. B. Heckler (1776-1860) war Apotheker, Bürgermeister von Eltville und langjähriger Oberkellermeister von Schloß Johannisberg.- In 15 Kapiteln erläutert er die wichtigsten Arbeiten im Weinberg.- Tls. etwas fleckig, Ebd. etw. bestoßen.

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        Le Costume de Plusieurs Peuples de L'Antiquité

      - Le Costume ou Essai sur les habillements et les usages de plusieurs Peuples de l'Antiquité, prouvé par les Monuments. J. F. Bassompierre, Liege, 1776. Contemporary full marble calf with triple gilt fillet to boards and spine in gilt panels each with central floral spray and delicate foliate cornerpiece tools, raised banding and dark brown morocco title labels; marbled edges and endpapers; 4to. First Edition. Includes a vignette title-page and fifty-one copper engraved plates by Pitre Martenasie Scul.A stunning copy in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le costume ou essai sur les habillements et les usages de plusieurs peuples de l'antiquité, prouvé par les monuments

      Liege: Aux dépens de l'auteur, chez J.F. Bassompierre, 1776.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis/ A representation of different sort of marble, Ingraved and set out in their Natural Colours; also set forth with the Dutch, German, English, French and Latin names/ Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten und../ Afbeeldingen der Mamer soorten.. / Représentation de marbres

      Amsterdam, J. C. Sepp, 1776. 4to (28.5 x 21.6 cm). Five (French, English, German, Dutch, Latin) titles, each with a different engraved vignette, five (Dutch, German, English, French, Latin) letters to the reader, half title (in five languages, Bayreutse Marmer on top) [14] pp., 78 figs on 13 plates (1-13); half-title (do., Wurtenbergsche Marmer [12] pp., 72 figs on 12 plates (14-25); half title (do., Neresheimsche Marmer), [6] pp., 45 figs on five plates (26-30); half title do., Durlachse Marmer) [8] pp., 36 figs on six plates (31-36); half title (do. Saltzbursche Marmer) [6] pp., 36 figs on six plates (37-42); half title (do., Zwitsersche Marmer uit het Canton Bern) [7] pp., 28 figs on seven plates (43-49); [5] pp., eight figures on three plates (50-52); half title (do., Tyroolsche Marmer) [3] pp., 12 figs on two plates (53-54); half title (do., Marmer uit Brabant) [11, blank, 4] pp., 48 figs on eight plates (61-68); half title (do., Marmer uit Saxen) [10] pp., 30 figs on five plates (69-73); Florentinische Marmer [caption to plates, no text pp.] 36 figs on six plates (74-79). In total 86 descriptive text pages, 73 beautifully engraved hand-coloured plates containing 409 figures of marble. Contemporary full tree calf with five raised bands, morocco label with gilt title, five richly gilt ornamented compartments.* Second edition of this magnificent and outstanding colour plate book, depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries, including Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy. Apparently each of the rectangular panels represents the appearance of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine. While one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercolour painting, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colours have been laid. Only a few copies of this second edition are known to possess a maximum of 98 plates, of which this copy has the vast majority. Only one copy with 98 plates has ever been auctioned. Auction records from for the past 50 years are very scarce and demonstrate a large variety in the number of plates (i.e. 23, 30, 42, 68 and only one with 73, like ours). We believe this proves that the work was issued in parts by subscription, and accounts for all copies containing less than the maximum number of plates. The maximum number is listed in the British Museum Catalogue and in Brunet only. The few other copies recorded all lack 20 or more plates, usually towards the end of the book. This copy is remarkable for having a part of the Italian section, with six plates. The text appears in four modern languages in rectangular columns and the Latin text at the bottom. The Latin and German descriptive text is by Casimir Christoph Schmidel (1718-1792). Each section has its own title and preface; the accompanying text ends with plate 73. The next section "Florentinische Marmer" is only denoted by the caption of plate 74. Brunet IV may be in error listing text up to plate 75. Most plates, except a few, are tissue guarded. All pages clean and plates with colouring very fresh and vivid. A fine copy. Cat BM(NH), pp. 1243, 2340 (with 98 plates); Sinkankas, 7281 (with 54 plates). Brunet IV, col. 1243; V, col. 1465 (with 98 plates).

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        Decorative pilaster with fruit, flowers, and tendrils

      Rome, 1776. A highly decorative print from the famous "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano" series, with later professional hand-colouring. A very fine image from the third part of a work titled "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano" depicting the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. This remarkable print, one of the first to be published of the decoration of the Logge on the main storey of the Vatican apartments, was probably planned as early as 1760, but was not executed until between 1774 and 1776. The project as a whole was carried out by the painter Gaetano Savorelli, the draughtsman Ludovico Teseo, the architect Pietro Camporesi, and the engravers Giovanni Ottaviani and Giovanni Volpato. The whole series was remarkable not just for the size and magnificent colouring of the prints, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and stimulated the taste for the "grotesque" in the neo-classical period. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110; cf. Berlin Kat. 4068; cf. Lambert Pattern and Design (V. & A.: 1983), p. 26; Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten (Coburg: 1984), p. 104; G. Marini (editor) Giovanni Volpato 1735-1803 (1988) no. 198. Copper engraving by Giovanni Volpato after drawings by Ludovico Teseo, printed in black with stunning later professional hand-colouring. Very good condition. Framed in gold leaf framed, silk mat with gold leaf bevel.

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

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

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        LE CAFFE POLITIQUE D'AMSTERDAM, ou Entretiens familiers d'un françois, d'un anglois, d'un hollandois et d'un cosmopolite sur les divers intérêts économiques & politiques de la France, de l'Espagne et de l'Angleterre, par Charles-Élie-Denis Roonptsÿ, maître du caffé.

      1776 - deux tomes reliés en un volume, reliure demi-maroquin havane in-octavo (binding half morocco in-octavo) (20,5 x 13 cm), Reliure tardive (19ème), dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands), décoration or (gilt decoration) à filets or et filets perlés, titre frappé or avec filets or, entre-nerfs à fleuron au fer azuré (between the raised bands floweret with blued blocking stamp) dans un encadrement à double filets or avec petits fers spéciaux aux angles, date frappée "or" en pied, filet perlé or en place des nerfs et en tête et en pied, mors décorés or d'un double filet or (joints with gilt decoration), papier peigné aux plats (cover with painting paper), coins émoussés (corners blunt), toutes tranches lisses, bien complet de ses 8 tableaux dépliants (intercalés sur feuille libre, mais non reliés), sans illustrations excepté une vignette gravée sur bois en noir en bas de la page de titre + bandeaux et culs-de-lampes gravés sur bois en noir, 384 + 296 pages, 1776 Amsterdam : [s.n.], EDITION ORIGINALE.par Denis ROONPTSY (Pellissery, d'après Barbier), Dialogue fort curieux entre un Français, un Anglais, un Hollandais et un cosmopolite, où la situation économique et politique des trois Etats, leur rivalité commerciale, leurs espérances de fortune sont agitées avec une science et une sagacité remarquables.L'ouvrage expose, sous forme de dialogue, des débats économiques de l'époque, et la contestation de l'arrêt rendu par Turgot pour la liberté du commerce des grains.RARETE.belle reliure.en bon état (good condition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Chart of Delaware Bay and River, containing a full & exact description of the shores, creeks, harbours, soundings. shoals, sands and bearings of the most considerable land marks &c. &c. Faithfully coppied from that published in Philadelphia by Joshua Fisher.

      Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennett, London 1776 - An early English issue of Fisher's famed chart of Delaware Bay, published at the outset of the Revolution. In 1756, Philadelphian and self-taught cartographer Joshua Fisher, after several years of research, published in Philadelphia his Chart of Delaware Bay from the Sea-Coast to Reedy-Island. The chart, published during the French & Indian War, was immediately suppressed by the Assembly, fearing that its falling into enemy hands would make Philadelphia a target of the French navy (accounting in part for the great rarity of the first edition). However, before being ordered to suspend the sale of the map, Fisher had in fact distributed a few copies, writing to Richard Peters in March 1756, "some few have been deliverd, before notice, as also some few sent to England." Apparently, one of the latter (or perhaps an equally rare Philadelphia second edition of circa 1775) would eventually find its way to William Faden, who would re-engrave the map and issue it in March 1776 on the eve of the Revolution." "[Fisher's chart] was without rival in the remaining years of the eighteenth century. Between 1756 and 1800, it was published in ten editions and issues of Philadelphia, London, and Paris . [I]t came into its own in the War of the Revolution as a potential aid to the military operations of all three contestants" (Wroth). The first London issue was published by William Faden in March 1776 and closely followed the second American edition. The present issue, with Sayer and Bennett's imprint, followed a few months later. Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1360; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 262; Snyder, COI 265b; Wroth, "Joshua Fisher's 'Chart of Delaware Bay & River'" in PMHB, vol. 74, no. 1. Copper engraved map, inset list of "subscribers" (i.e. list of pilots and masters who attested to the charts accuracy), tide table below the title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachuset's Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania . . . Delaware, Maryland, Virginia . . . during the Continuance of the present Rebellion [etc.]

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], 1776. Original ?self-wraps, disbound, sewing loose, light browning, yet a good wide-margined copy, title page+pp.215-244; 16 Geo III c.5 The separate printing of the act of the British Parliament effectively declaring war on the colonies, forfeiting any ship trading with them to the King and prompting Congress's retaliation authorizing privateering seizure of British vessels

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        Règles des cinq ordres d'architecture. Avec l'ordre françois et un petit traité de la coupe des pierres, de charpente, de menuiserie, et serrurerie.

      - Paris, chez Jean, rue Jean de Beauvais, No. 10, (after 1776). 58 numbered etched plates, including allegorical title etched by Van Maelle. 4to. Contemporary blue wrappers, title in contemporary handwriting in black ink on front-cover (inkstains on front-cover).*Fowler No. 385. Not in Kat. Orn. Berlin. Entirely etched edition, by Fowler dated shortly after 1776. Besides plates on the five orders, there are plates on mouldings, stone cutting, timber framing and iron work. The descriptive text is etched at the bottom of the plates. The numerous editions of this famous work show the influence of Vignola (1507-1573) on architects during nearly three centuries. - Marginal waterstain at the beginning, title slightly thumbed, some dog-ears.[(2868)] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        The Gentleman Farmer. Being an attempt to improve agriculture, by subjecting it to the test of rational principles

      Published by W. Creech, and T. Cadell, Edinburgh and London 1776 - , xxvi, 409 pages, with 3 engraved plates, and publisher's catalogue [2] at rear First Edition , chipped at head and tail of spine, corners rubbed, some light scuffs to boards, front joint cracked at lower end, some worming to lower margin of many pages but not affecting text, previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, in good+ condition , full tan calf with gilt title on red leather spine label, 5 raised bands gilt ruled Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Plan of the City and Environs of Quebec with Its Seige and Blockade by the Americans, from the 8th of December 1775 to the 13th of May 1776. (Canada)

      Wm. Faden, London 1776 - Engraving by Wm. Faden. London, Published as the Act directs 12 Septemr. 1776 by Wm. Faden (Succesor) to the Late Mr. Thos. Jefferys) Corner of St. Martin's Lane. Sheet size: 20 x 27". Inventory#: p1861pmat.

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        Abailard a Heloise

      Cluny: [No publisher]. 1776. First. First edition published in Cluny. Octavo. Original string-tied unprinted blue wrappers. (1-7)8-16pp, with half-title and one page of ads. Text within an ornamental "bamboo" border throughout. "Abailard a Heloise 1777" is handwritten on the front wrap, light edgewear, spine splitting, else a pleasing very good or better copy. The pamphlet is Signed on the title page: "Pierre Legaux 1777." Pierre Legaux, a Frenchman born in Lorraine, emigrated to Saint Domingue (modern day Haiti), and later, in 1785, to Pennsylvania. In 1793, he purchased Mount Joy, the former estate of Anthony Morris overlooking the Schuylkill River at Spring Mill, 13 miles northwest of Philadelphia, and there, in concert with the American Philosophical Society, he established the Vine Company of Philadelphia, the first commercial vineyard and winery in the U.S. Legaux's journals were donated by bequest to the APS in 1866 by a descendent. Additionally this is a bibliographically interesting issue of the famous 12th Century romantic tragedy -- no other books published in Cluny appear in OCLC before 1841. Thus while we have no reason to question the date of the pamphlet (especially because of the corroborating handwritten date, a year apart from the date of publication), the imprint itself may be spurious. .

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        LA MORALE UNIVERSELLE OU LES DEVOIRS DE L'HOMME - TOME 2 : PRATIQUE DE LA MORALE

      CHEZ MARS-MICHEL 1776 - RO30081800: 256 pages. Témoins conservés. Couverture muette. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 395-Savoir-vivre [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis/ A representation of different sort of marble, Ingraved and set out in their Natural Colours; also set forth with the Dutch, German, English, French and Latin names/ Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten und../ Afbeeldingen der Mamer soorten.. / Representation de marbres..

      . Amsterdam, J. C. Sepp, 1776. 4to (28.5 x 21.6 cm). Five (French, English, German, Dutch, Latin) titles, each with a different engraved vignette, five (Dutch, German, English, French, Latin) letters to the reader, half title (in five languages, Bayreutse Marmer on top) [14] pp., 78 figs on 13 plates (1-13); half-title (do., Wurtenbergsche Marmer [12] pp., 72 figs on 12 plates (14-25); half title (do., Neresheimsche Marmer), [6] pp., 45 figs on five plates (26-30); half title do., Durlachse Marmer) [8] pp., 36 figs on six plates (31-36); half title (do. Saltzbursche Marmer) [6] pp., 36 figs on six plates (37-42); half title (do., Zwitsersche Marmer uit het Canton Bern) [7] pp., 28 figs on seven plates (43-49); [5] pp., eight figures on three plates (50-52); half title (do., Tyroolsche Marmer) [3] pp., 12 figs on two plates (53-54); half title (do., Marmer uit Brabant) [11, blank, 4] pp., 48 figs on eight plates (61-68); half title (do., Marmer uit Saxen) [10] pp., 30 figs on five plates (69-73); Florentinische Marmer [caption to plates, no text pp.] 36 figs on six plates (74-79). In total 86 descriptive text pages, 73 beautifully engraved hand-coloured plates containing 409 figures of marble. Contemporary full tree calf with five raised bands, morocco label with gilt title, five richly gilt ornamented compartments.* Second edition of this magnificent and outstanding colour plate book, depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries, including Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy. Apparently each of the rectangular panels represents the appearance of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine. While one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercolour painting, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colours have been laid. Only a few copies of this second edition are known to possess a maximum of 98 plates, of which this copy has the vast majority. Only one copy with 98 plates has ever been auctioned. Auction records from for the past 50 years are very scarce and demonstrate a large variety in the number of plates (i.e. 23, 30, 42, 68 and only one with 73, like ours). We believe this proves that the work was issued in parts by subscription, and accounts for all copies containing less than the maximum number of plates. The maximum number is listed in the British Museum Catalogue and in Brunet only. The few other copies recorded all lack 20 or more plates, usually towards the end of the book. This copy is remarkable for having a part of the Italian section, with six plates. The text appears in four modern languages in rectangular columns and the Latin text at the bottom. The Latin and German descriptive text is by Casimir Christoph Schmidel (1718-1792). Each section has its own title and preface; the accompanying text ends with plate 73. The next section "Florentinische Marmer" is only denoted by the caption of plate 74. Brunet IV may be in error listing text up to plate 75. Most plates, except a few, are tissue guarded. All pages clean and plates with colouring very fresh and vivid. A fine copy. Cat BM(NH), pp. 1243, 2340 (with 98 plates); Sinkankas, 7281 (with 54 plates). Brunet IV, col. 1243; V, col. 1465 (with 98 plates)..

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        TWO FAVORITE SONGS, MADE ON THE EVACUATION OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON, BY THE BRITISH TROOPS, ON THE 17th OF MARCH, 1776.

      [Boston. March 17, 1776]. - Broadside, 17 x 10 1/2 inches. Large woodcut of a harbor fortress and naval vessels exchanging cannon fire (2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), text in two columns. One vertical and three horizontal folds. Edges mildly frayed with small losses; several small losses at fold intersections, slightly affecting woodcut and two words of text. Minor foxing, one light stain in woodcut (1/2 x 3/4 inch). Very good. Matted. In a cloth chemise and blue half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. ".NOW IS THE TIME TO MAN YOUR LINES, / FOR THE SOLDIERS HAVE LEFT BOSTON." A rare, large-format broadside containing two songs celebrating the British evacuation of Boston to General Washington's army after a siege that had lasted from April 1775. Winslow noted that the large woodcut had previously been used on a broadside of 1745 describing the siege of Louisbourg. The first song begins: "In seventeen hundred and seventy six, / On March the eleventh, the time was prefix'd, / Our forces march'd on Dorchester Neck, / Made fortifications against an attack." The supplies and munitions left by the departing British are mentioned, as is a fire set at Castle William during the evacuation. The poet concludes spiritedly: "Let 'em go, let 'em go, for what they will fetch, / I think their great Howe is a miserable wretch; / And as for his men, they are fools for their pains, So let them return to Old England again." The second song, in a different meter, comprises thirteen four-line stanzas. It commences with a remembrance of the Battle of Bunker Hill: "It wasn't our will that Bunker-Hill, / From us should e'er be taken." The American re-occupation of Bunker Hill is described, along with several scarecrows left by the British (to give the impression it was still garrisoned). Then: "The women come, and children run, / To brave Putnam rejoicing, / Saying now is the time to man your lines, / For the soldiers have left Boston." The poet speculates on the British force's destination: "Some say they've sail'd for Halifax, / And others for New-York.Where they are bound there's none can tell, / But the great God on high, / May all our heads be covered well, / When cannon balls do fly." A smaller format broadside of the same two songs, set in a different type but employing the same cut, is entitled, simply, ON THE EVACUATION OF BOSTON BY THE BRITISH TROOPS. ESTC locates only three copies, at the Essex Institute, the American Antiquarian Society, and Princeton. SABIN 97588. BRISTOL B4385. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43179. FORD 2040. WEGELIN 808. ESTC W38633.

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        REMARKABLE PROVIDENCES TO BE GRATEFULLY RECOLLECTED, RELIGIOUSLY IMPROVED, AND CAREFULLY TRANSMITTED TO POSTERITY. A SERMON PREACHED AT BROOKFIELD ON THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR 1775.

      Boston: Thomas and John Fleet, . 1776 - 31,v pp. Dbd. Slight foxing. Overall very good. In a half red morocco and cloth slipcase, gilt- stamped spine. A comprehensive history of the town of Brookfield since its founding in 1660, with particular attention paid to the town's sufferings during King Philip's War and Queen Anne's War. Included in the appendix is the text of the deed which confirmed the sale of Brookfield, then Quabaug, from Chief Shattoockquis to the inhabitants of the territory. EVANS 14754. SABIN 24551.

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        Elogio del Principe Raimondo Montecuccoli.

      Bologna Dalla Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe 1776 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 186 x 114 mms., pp. [5] 6 - 85 [86 blank, 87 errata, 88 - 90 blank], engraved portrait of Montecuccoli as frontispiece, text within borders, contemporary sheepskin, gilt borders to a Greek key design on covers; bookplate crudely removed from front paste-down end-paper, top and base of spine slightly worn, some slight general wear to binding, but a very good copy. The Italian poet and economist Agostino Paradisi (1736 - 1783) was a prolific author, and this tribute to Count Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609 - 1780) is very finely printed and was frequently reprinted. The preface is by the publisher, and the work includes Lettre du comte Paradisi à sa majesté le roi de Prusse, en lui envoyant son éloge du prince Montecuccoli. - Réponse de sa majesté. Montecuccoli was himself a distinguished military general: "Unequalled as a master of 17th-century warfare, Montecuccoli excelled in the art of fortification and siege, march and countermarch, and cutting his enemy's lines of communications. In advocating standing armies, he clearly foresaw future trends in the military field" (Wikiepedia). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dilucidationes Selectarum S. Scripturae Quaestionum.

      De Tournes, Colonia 1776 - 620 y 664 págs. Muy buena conservación. Bella encuadernación de época en piel. Lomeras con nervios, tejuelos y florones. Cantos decorados. Cortes pintados. Size: 2 Vols. En 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1776 Vellum document transferring land in Haddonfield, New Jersey

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

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        QUADERNO DE LEYES Y AGRAVIOS REPARADOS A SUPLICACIÓN DE LOS TRES ESTADO DEL REYNO DE NAVARRA, en sus Cortes Generales,celebradas en la ciudad de Pamplona los años 1765 y 1766.

      Imp. De Pascual Ibañez., Pamplona. 1776 - 278 p. Buen ejemplar. Escudos, viñetas, capitales y cul-de-lampe. Amplios margenes.

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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 (282 × 218 mm). Contemporary polished tan calf, red and green morocco labels, single gilt rules either side of raised bands, decorative gilt roll to board edges, text edges red. Without the half-title in vol. II. Lightly rubbed, corners bumped, two small chips to spine-ends, lower joint of vol. I cracked below the last cord but holding firm, small gouge to leather on front cover of vol. II, these flaws minor only; an excellent copy in a handsome and unrestored contemporary binding. 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).

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        Les a propos de societè, ou chansons de M.L.

      (Paris) 1776 - 2 volumes in 8vo; pp. X, 302; 316. 2 frontispieces drawn and engraved by Moreau. Title pages, 2 headings and 2 culs de lampe after Moreau, engraved by De Launay, Simonet, Duclos and Martini. With: Les a propos de la folie ou chansons grotesque, grivoises et annonces de parade. Paris, 1776. 1 volume in 8vo; pp. VI, 316 with errata. Frontispiece, title page and heading after Moreau engraved by Martin; cul de lampe by Moreau. Wide margins. 3 volumes in 8vo. Later calf. Cohen, 604. 5 attache images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships. The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

      Tobias Conrad Lotter, [Augsburg] 1776 - One of the great maps of New England This large, intriguing map of New England was originally drawn by a shadowy figure named Braddock Mead, an Irishman and a geographer, who had to change his name to escape prosecution for kidnapping and related charges. He chose the name John Green and continued his geographical and cartographical work with several different publishers, ending up with Thomas Jefferys, the leading map publisher in London at that time. Only one map actually bears the name "J. Green", but there are characteristic traits to Mead/Green's maps that make the attributions fairly certain, and Jefferys states that he worked on "many of my Geographical performances." G. R. Crone brought Green's identity to light in two Imago Mundi articles in the early 1950s. The map was the first large scale printed map of New England. Six different states of the map appeared in London between 1755 and 1794. This edition was engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter, Matthew Seutter's son-in-law, in Augsburg, in 1776 based on the 4th state of the map. It is an exact copy of the Jefferys' map with the inset maps of Boston and of Boston Harbor and the vignette of the Pilgrims' landing at Plymouth in the cartouche. Interest in events taking place in New England in 1776 was of course intense, and the sharply drawn inset maps of Boston would have been especially appreciated. The map is rich in fascinating information for New Englanders, and it is displayed with great clarity. From a historical viewpoint, Mead's map shows the extent of European dominion in the region after a century and a half of settlement and growth. G. R. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green." Imago Mundi , VIII (1951) p. 69; Mapping Colonial America. Degrees of Latitude. # 35; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America , p. 45-47. Hand-coloured engraving by T. C. Lotter, on four sheets. Good condition. Each sheet: 27 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches approx.

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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. -

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Fenice di Pietro Freggio]
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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

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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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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