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        Le Commerce et le gouvernement, considérés relativement l'un à l'autre. Ouvrage élémentaire.

      Jombert 1776 - Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Jombert & Cellot, 1776, in-12, basane fauve moucheté, dos lisse richement orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Légères épidermures sur les plats. Édition originale. Elle se distingue des deux autres éditions à la même date par l’errata page VI. Un des ouvrages fondateurs de l'économie politique au XVIIIe siècle. Ce traité qui vit le jour la même année que celui d'Adam Smith s'impose par une théorie psychologique de la valeur, novatrice car elle anticipe l'analyse marginaliste. Agréable exemplaire. (Tchemerzine, II, p. 484) « Le Libéralisme est né en France. En 1776, précisément, lorsque Étienne Bonnot de Condillac publia Le Commerce & le Gouvernement, signant ainsi l’acte de naissance d’une philosophie radicale qui, prenant la liberté individuelle pour principe, en déduit en toute rigueur toutes les conséquences. Par la même occasion, il inventa alors la « science économique » ; car les deux sont indissociables. » (Institut Coppet). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VILLARE CANTIANUM; OR KENT SURVEYED and illustrated. Being an exact Description of all the Parishes, Boroughs, Villages, and other respective Manors in the County of Kent; and, the Original and Intermedial Possessors of them, down to the Author's time. Drawn out of Charters, Escheat-rolls, Fines, and other Public Evidences; but especially out of Gentlemen's Private Deeds and Muniments. To which is added an Historical Catalogue of the High Sheriffs of Kent; collected by John Philipott Es.; Father to the Author.

      Lynn, W.Whittingham (and others) 1776 - Second Edition, Corrected. LACKING MAP. Folio, moden rebinding in three quarter calf with raised bands and title label, gilt, with marbled boards. [iv], 400pp. plus 11pp. index and 1pp. advertisement at rear. Foldout engraved plate of Bromley College, (foxed at edges and creases) plus another Plate with 2 fig. illustrations and one small illustration in text. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Occasional light foxing to edges and margins. A VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf 9) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.6 kg+) might require extra charges for postage outside the UK.** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Military Pocket Atlas

      [1776]. 1776 - being an approved collection ofcorrect maps,both general andparticular, of theBritish Colonies, especially those which are now, or probably may be, the theatre of war. First edition. 6 folding engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline. 8vo. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, maps soiled& frayed atedges,some discolorationat folds, rebacked. London, Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Published at the behest of Governor George Pownall, the advertisement clarifies its purpose: ?Surveys and Topographical Charts being fit only for a Library, such maps as an Officer may take with him into the Field have been much wanted. The following Collection forms a Portable Atlas of North America, calculated in its Bulk and Price suit the Pockets of Officers of all Ranks.? The six maps here represent a distillation of what the British high command saw as the most pertinent topographical information for soldiers and, being issued at the war's outset, provides keen insight into how the British envisioned the war unfolding. As with this copy, the atlas was usually folded down to octavo size. Not quite small enough to fit in a pocket, it was generally carried in a soldier's holster and soon was referred to as the holster atlas. The six maps are: 1. DUNN (Samuel). ?North America, as Divided Amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 13 1/2 by 18 1/4 inches. London, printed for Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved for Dunn's A New Atlas , London, 1774. 2. DUNN (Samuel). ?A Compleat Map of the West Indies, Containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the Islands.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). London, Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved for Dunn's A New Atlas London, 1774. 3. ?A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America. Which comprehends the province of Quebec, the Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York. From the Maps Published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Regulated by the Astronomic and Trigonometric Observations of Major Holland and corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 20 3/4 by 26 3/4 inches. London, Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, Aug. 14, 1776. A very good copy, here in its first state. The map also issued separately and was re-issued in 1788 with an updated title. 4. EVANS (Lewis). ?A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America. containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. with the addition of New York, and the greatest part of New England, as also of the bordering parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several surveys made after the late war, and corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 20 1/2 by 26 3/4 inches. London, R. Sayer & J. Bennet, Oct. 15, 1776. Based on the 1755 Lewis Evans map, with subsequent corrections. 5. ROMANS (Bernard). ?A general map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the neighbouring Indian countries. From the modern surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & others; and from the large hydrographical survey of the coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 20 3/4 by 25 5/8 inches. London, R.Sayer & J. Bennett [sic.], 15 October. 1776. Based on charts and maps by Roman and others. 6. BRASSIER (William Furness). ?A Survey of Lake Champlain including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John, Surveyed by order of . Sr. Jeffery Amherst . by William Brassier, draughtsman. 1762.? Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline measuring 29 1/8 by 21 5/8 inches. London, Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, 5 Aug., 1776. Also issued as the first separately published map of Lake Champlain, this chart was based on a survey made durin [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Death, the last Enemy, destroyed by Christ. A Sermon, Preached, March 27, 1776, before The Honorable Continental Congress, on the Death of the Honorable Samuel Ward, Esq. One of the Delegates from the Colony of Rhode Island...

      Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1776. First edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. First printing. Scarce. OCLC locates only six examples in book format, one of which rests in the Library Of Congress. 28 pp. intact and complete but apparently disbound from a larger volume. Small chip top corner of p. 25/26 not affecting any text and a somewhat larger chip top corner of p.27/28 in the same area affecting one or two words. Eulogy delivered before the Continental Congress on the occasion of the passing from smallpox in Philadelphia of Samuel Ward of Rhode Island. In addition to serving in the First Continental Congress, Ward had been Governor of Rhode Island and was a founder of Brown College. He was governor at the time of the passing of the Stamp Act in 1765 and was the only colonial Royal Governor to openly oppose it. A stunch patriot, he undoubtedly would have been a signer of the Declaration of Independence but died some three months before it was adopted.

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        Antique Print-OSPREY-FISH EAGLE-SEA HAWK-Manetti-Vanni-1776

      - Antique print, titled: 'Falco Pescatore volgarm. Aquila Pescatrice.' - An osprey (Pandion haliaetus), also called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk. Hand coloured etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: Plate XXXX from: "Storia natuleale degli uccelli", published in 10 volumes (6 plate volumes) in Florence, 1767-1776. Ref: Ref. Cf. Dance 70; cf. Fine books (1990) p. 92; cf. Nissen IVB 588; cf. Wood p. 450; cf. Zimmer p. 241.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Giuseppe Vanni' after 'Saverio Manetti, Lorenzo Lorenzi or Violante Vanni'. Engraver: Giuseppe Vanni. Saverio Manetti (1723-1784) was a physician and director of the Florentine Botanical Gardens from 1749-1782. Manetti worked almost exclusively from real specimens, beginning with the extensive collection of Marquis Giovanni Gerini. The result was one of the largest surveys of ornithology attempted up to that date, a work which became 'the flamboyant forerunner of the splendid ornithological folios which were to appear in the nineteenth century. Violante Vanni (1732-1776). Condition: Very good, given age. Remains of attachment to carrier to the rear of the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: E43-31 The overall size is ca. 12.4 x 16.9 inch. The image size is ca. 10.7 x 13.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 31.6 x 43 cm. The image size is ca. 27.1 x 34.6 cm.

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        Le commerce et le gouvernement, considérés relativement l'un à l'autre.A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez Jombert et Cellot , 1776.

      A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez Jombert et Cellot 1776 - Due parti (a numerazione continua) in un volume di cm. 16, pp. ix (1), 587 (1). Leg. ottocentesca in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso; carta marm. ai piatti. Esemplare corto nel margine alto limitatamente alle prime pagine, peraltro fresco e ben conservato. Condillac (1714-1780), fratello dell'abate di Mably, fu stimato scrittore di testi storici, politico-economici e filosofici. La frequentazione giovanile con Rousseau, Diderot e Duclos non intaccò la prudenza che contraddistingue tutte le sue opere, ma gli garantì la possibilità di dialogare scientificamente con i più grandi intellettuali del tempo. Nel 1752 divenne membro dell'Accademia di Berlino e nel 1768 anche di quella francese. Quest'opera, fondamentale nell'ambito della storia dell'economia politica settecentesca, si caratterizza per le innovative teorie sopra i temi del cambio, del prezzo e della valuta. Seconda edizione, pubblicata nell'anno dell'originale, distinta dalla terza per la diversa numerazione delle pagine. Cfr. Kvk; Kress 7201; Einaudi 1208; non in Goldsmiths. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Colección de las ordenanzas que para el Gobierno de el Obispado de Michoacan Hicieron y promulgaron con Real Aprobación sus Illmos. Señores Prelados.

      Edición de D. Felipe Zuñiga y Ontiveros, Reimpresa en México 1776 - "Large Sections Devoted To The Indians Of Michoacan". 8vo., modern vellum. A COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BISHOPRIC OF MICHOACAN are provided by these Ordenanzas, originally published in 1685 and brought up to date in this revised edition by Casillas y Cabrera, Oficial mayor de la Secretaría del Obispado. They contain both the Ordenanzas issued in 1642 by Fr. Marcos Ramirez de Prado, bishop of Michoacan 1639-1666, and the much more extensive and detailed Ordenanzas issued by Juan de Ortega Montañez, bishop of Michoacan, Inquisitor of the Tribunal del Santo Oficio de México and Viceroy of New Spain (27/02/1696 a 18/12/1696). Both Ramirez and Ortega Montañez were concerned with the relationship between the clergy and the secular authorities, the reform of abuses and the need for the clergy to be above reproach, specially in their dealings with the Indians. Both bishops devote special sections to the natives: "De los naturales y como se han de tratar" (Ramírez, 36-40 pp.) and "Indios, su enseñanza de doctrina, y otros puntos a ellos pertenecientes (Ortega Montañez 164-194 pp.). Their instructions were designed both to provide protection for the Indians - Ramirez for example prohibits the purchase of land from Indians so there could be no question of the clergy having intimidated them - and to ensure their spiritual welfare. Procedures were laid down for dealing with natives who failed to fulfil their religious obligations or resisted indoctrination for themselves or their children. These included reporting them to the ministers of the law. Orders were given for the persecution of witchcraft, dancing, drunkenness etc. * Medina (México) 5923; Palau 56598; Sabin 67658. S.P. páginas

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        Odre der Texten, Zoo als dezelve jaarlyks Op de Feestdagen, En over het Lyden van Christus, voor Paasschen, In de Hervormde Gemeente van Amsterdam, gepredikt worden. Met byvoeging van de gelykluidende Texten der Euangelisten, en van die Propheetische, waar op in den Text geweezen wordt. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Wessing Willemsz./Psalmen etc.: Amsterdam, H. Brandt, D. onder de Linden, P. Schouten, J. de Groot, en R. Arrenberg 1776/1784 - (VIII) 58 (5) p., z.p. Origineel Leer met ribben, 8 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren centrale ornamenten en 2 zilveren sloten, 8° (De bovenste klem is aan de achterzijde verstevigd. Fraai kerkboek rijkelijk gedecoreerd met zilverbeslag. Het beslag bestaat uit 2 -ongemerkte- zilveren sloten en 8 zilveren hoeken, gemerkt met het keurmerk van Amsterdam en een nader te identificeren jaarletter/meesterteken.)

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        [BOUGAINVILLE] Voyage autour du monde, par la frégate du roi La Boudeuse, et La Flûte l'Étoile;

      en 1776, 1767. 1768 & 1769. Paris : Chez Saillant & Nyon, 1772. Second édition, augmentée. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary full mottled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament and red labels with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red, pp 336, 453, [3], first volume with 6 copper engraved maps (folding), second volume with 15 maps (folding) and 3 engraved plates, engraved headpieces, tailpieces and initials, contents of both volumes crisp and clean, a fine copy. Bougainville's voyage - the first French circumnavigation - was of immense importance in terms of the impetus it provided to a renewal of France's colonial empire following territorial losses suffered to Britain in the Seven Years' War: it opened up the Pacific for French expansion. Yet what cannot be overstated is the impact that Bougainville's own vivid and romanticised descriptions of the Pacific - specifically Tahiti - had on the French public imagination, her writers, artists and thinkers. The utopian ideal of the noble savage living in an Earthly Paradise owes much to Bougainville's response to his encounter with the Tahitian culture and landscape. Even though he was not the first European to reach Tahiti - the Englishman Samuel Wallis had done so one year earlier - Bougainville's account is fundamental to the formation of the European romantic vision of the South Seas. Bougainville had the imprimatur of the French government to undertake a voyage of exploration which would seek to gather scientific, geographical and cultural information. For example, his narrative includes the first vocabulary of the Tahitian language, which is also the first written glossary of any Polynesian language. The advancement of knowledge had not been the principle objective of French voyages of the preceding period, which were motivated by commercial interests. After entering the Pacific through the Straits of Magellan early in 1768, Bougainville went in fruitless search of the fabled 'Davis Land', which was rumoured to exist to the west of Chile. He then took possession of the Tuamotu Archipelago and Tahiti for France, providing in his narrative an extensive, detailed and enthusiastic account of Tahiti. Crossing the Pacific he made landfall first in Samoa and then the New Hebrides. From the island of Espiritu Santo, with the thought of possibly discovering the east coast of New Holland, he struck out due west, a course which would have allowed him to reach the coast of Queensland. Fatefully, he was unable to navigate through the Great Barrier Reef, and sailing north instead, he passed through the Solomons (naming Bougainville for himself) and on to Batavia. Bougainville was to learn in Batavia of the exploits of the navigators Wallis and Carteret, both of whom had sailed across the Pacific a short time earlier. However, it was Bougainville's narrative which was to cause a sensation in France upon its publication, in some part because of its contribution to scientific and geographical knowledge but primarily for the account of Tahiti, which was to have such an enduring effect on the European imagination. The first edition of Voyage autour du monde, also published by Saillant & Nyon, appeared in 1771. Copies of this slightly expanded second edition are recorded in five Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Queensland; University of Queensland Library; State Library of Victoria).

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        Antique Print-CART-WAGGON-MOUNTAIN-LANDSCAPE-Farington-Rubens-Browne-1776

      - Original antique print, titled: 'The Waggoner'. It shows: a forest/mountain scene with a horse-drawn cart making its way over the uneven path. In the distance, near a lake, are a man and woman seated near a fire at the edge of a lake. Rare with gorgeous hand colouring. Original handcoloured etching and engraving on a vellin paper type. Description: Master print published by John Boydell, London in 1776. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by John Browne after Farington after Rubens. John Browne (1742-1801) was a British landscape engraver. He studied under John Tinney with William Woollett. Joseph Farington (1747-1821) was an English 18th Century landscape painter and diarist. He was trained by Richard Wilson from 1763. He took two trips to Europe, one to the Netherlands and the other to Paris. After returning from this last trip he painted less and less. Condition: Good, given age. A tiny tear in the bottom margin, as well in the right margin (closed with acid-free tape). Image very good. Foxing in the margins. General age-related light toning and/or staining from handling. Please study scan carefully Storage location: DP-P2-10 The overall size is ca. 26.6 x 20.3 inch. The image size is ca. 24 x 19.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 67.5 x 51.5 cm. The image size is ca. 61 x 48.5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De la legislation, ou principes des loix.A Amsterdam, s.e., 1776.

      A Amsterdam, s.e. 1776 - Due volumi di cm. 16, pp. viii, 264; iv, 264. Legatura coeva in piena pelle maculata con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto; tagli marmorizzati. Fenditure a due cerniere (piatti comunque ben solidi), minime mancanze alle cuffie, mancanza di doratura in corrispondenza dei titoli del primo volume. Esemplare perlatro internamente fresco e ben conservato Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709-1785), pensatore politico francese, fratello del Condillac, va annoverato tra le principali figure della politica estera del Settecento francese. Nelle sue opere sviluppò concetti politici che a molti osservatori parvero come principi anticipatori delle idee rivoluzionarie, in realtà la visione sociale di Mably era suggerita più da istanze morali che da una visione complessiva di risistemazione socio-economica. Ebbe comunque modo di schierarsi con decisione contro il dispotismo illuminato dei fisiocrati caldeggiando lo sviluppo di una monarchia sorretta da istituzioni repubblicane. Quest'opera traccia i principi di una riforma della legislazione mirata alla creazione di un sistema giuridico meno condizionato dalla forte ingiustizia sociale che caratterizzava la Francia del tempo. Non comune edizione originale. Cfr. Kvk; Camus 121. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stella. Ein Schauspiel für Liebende in fünf Akten.

      1776 1776 - 1st edition. Berlin: Mylius 1776. [4] + 116 pp. Well-preserved copy bound in newer paperbinding with leather-label on spine. * The very rare first printing of the first edition with pp 80 wrongly pag. 70.Goedeke IV/III, 131, 113. Meyer 139. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichgte der Kunst des Alterthums. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben. Erster (und) Zweyter Theil.

      Wien: akad. Verlag 1776. Erstausgabe. Hldr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. 4°, 7 Bll., LXXII, 618 S.; 1 Bl., pp. 619 - 881 S., 28 Bll. Register, mit mehreren gestoch. Vignetten u. Illustr., 2 Bände, Je ein handschr. Namenszug auf dem Vorsatzblatt u. Titelblatt von Band 1. - Insgesamt sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Antike, Winckelmann,

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        Antique Map-YEMEN-ARABIAN PENINSULA-Niebuhr-Koning-1776

      - Plate Tab LXXI: 'Tabula Itineraria sistens illam partem Terrae Yemen .' (Map of Yemen). Copperplate engravings / etchings on a verge type of hand laid paper. Outline hand-colour. Description: This original antique print originates from 'Reize naar Arabie en andere omliggende landen, van Carsten Niebuhr uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald.', published in Amsterdam by S.J. Baalde and Utrecht by J. van Schoonhoven & comp., 1776. (Translation: Voyage to Arabia and surrounding countries by Carsten Niebuhr, translated from German.) This is the Dutch ed. translated and enlarged from 'Reisebeschreibung von Arabien und anderen umliegenden L�ndern (1774-1778). Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) travelled extensively in Arabia, Persia, Palestine and Asia Minor, and became by his descriptions and maps and the richness of his observations the pioneer of a more profound knowledge of the Orient. Ref: Tiele 795 and 796; Howgego N24; Gay 3589; cf. Graesse IV, 674/ Cox I, 237; Aboussouan 682-683 and Lipperheide Lc6.Artists and Engravers: This plate by T. Koning. Condition: Excellent. General age-related toning. Occasional minimal staining. Original folds. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A253-03 The overall size is ca. 17.1 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 16.1 x 19.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 43.5 x 53.1 cm. The image size is ca. 40.9 x 48.6 cm.

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        British Zoology. 4 Bände. Vol. I: Class. I. Quadrupeds, II. Birds; Vol. II: Class II Birds, Div. II. Water Fowl; Vol. III: Class III. Reptiles, IV Fish; Vol. IV: Class III. Reptiles, IV Fish.

      London, William Eyres 1776. - 8°, XXXIII, 418 S. 2 Bl., 59 Taf.; 2 Bl., S. 422-786, 2 Bl., 51 Taf.; 4215 S., 3 Bl., 73 Taf.; VIII, Bl., 153 S., 1 Bl., 93 Taf., 2 Bl., 4th Edition, Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit vergold. Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung, Einbände berieben, Gelenke teilweise angeplatzt, innen sauber und gut erhalten,

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XLVI (46) January to December 1776 [Declaration of Independence]

      London: D Henry; F Newbery. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1776. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 609pp, [xv] + plates. 14 b/w plates and maps (10 fold-out). .

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        Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the most esteemed English Plays. Vols. I - X

      John Bell 1776-77, London - 10 vols.: various paginations. 18 cm. Engraved frontispiece or title page for 9 out of 10 vols. (vol. IX missing) and each play has an engraved plate for a total of 59 plates. 6 fold-out plates include one in which half missing. Full leather. Raised bands, gilt impressing, burgundy and black spine labels. 3 boards detached but present. Some repairs to hinges, external and internal. Corners bumped, hinges tender. Vol. III has 2 detached pages in The Mourning Bride, held in with pin, one torn, and rear free endpaper torn out. Vol. II has tear in last page of The Provok'd Wife. Tear in a plate in vol. VIII. Small library reference labels on front pastedowns. Foxing throughout. Ink signatures on engraved title pages and front free endpapers. 10 volumes of 5 plays each for a total of 50 plays: Vol. I: Zara by Aaron Hill; Venice Preserved by T. Otway; Jane Shore by N. Rowe; Siege of Damascus by Mr. Hughes; Distressed Mother by A. Phillips. Vol. II: The Provok'd Wife by Sir John Vanbrugh; Every Man in his Humour by Ben Johnson; The Beaux Stratagem by G. Farquhar; The Old Batchelor by W. Congreve; The Committee by Sir R. Howard. Vol. III: The Earl of Essex by Henry Jones; Tamerlane by N. Rowe; The Mourning Bride by W. Congreve; The Fair Penitent by N. Rowe; Cato by Joseph Addison. Vol. IV: The Wonder by Mrs. Centlivre; Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by Beaumont and Fletcher; The Suspicious Husband by Dr. Hoadley; The Conscious Lovers by Sir R. Steele; The Recruiting Officers by Mr. Farquhar. Vol. V: All for Love by Mr. Dryden; The Orphan by Mr. T. Otway; Tancred and Sigismunda by Mr. Thomson; George Barnwell by Mr. Lillo; Isabella, altered from Southerne. Vol. VI: A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Mrs. Centlivre; The Miser by Henry Fielding; The Provok'd Husband by Sir John Vanbrugh and Colley Cibber; Love Makes a Man by C. Cibber; She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not by Colley Cibber. Vol. VII: The Royal Convert by N. Rowe; Alexander the Great by N. Lee; Mahomet by the Rev. Mr. Miller; Theodosius by N. Lee; Lady Jane Gray by N. Rowe. Vol. VIII: The Funeral by Sir Richard Steele; Love for Love by William Congreve; The Careless Husband by Colley Cibber; The Tender Husband by Sir Rich. Steele. The Busy Body by Mrs. Centlivre. Vol. IX: The Beggar's Opera by Mr. Gay; Polly by Mr. Gay; Achilles by Mr. Gay; The Gentle Shepherd by Alllan Ramsay; Comus by John Milton. Vol. X: Merope by Aaron Hill; Barbarossa by the Rev. Dr. Brown; Alzira by Aaron Hill; Phaedra and Hippolitus by Mr. Smith; Oroonoko by Thomas Southern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BUZZARDS BAY AND VINEYARD SOUND].

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres for THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, April 25, 1776. - Large engraved chart from Des Barres' ATLANTIC NEPTUNE on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. Sheet size: 43 x 31 inches. Contemporary hand- coloring in outline. Slightest offsetting. A superior copy. A highly important chart depicting Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound, including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard compiled under the direction of Joseph Des Barres. Showing much more on- shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. This is one of the most interesting charts from the vast ATLANTIC NEPTUNE project. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years' War under Col. Bouquet, Lord Howe and Gen. Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as Gen. Wolfe's engineer. In the late 1760's the project of surveying the entirely Atlantic coastline of North america began, working from north to south, under Des Barres' direction. Although Des Barres was directly responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of much of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. This is the fourth state of seven recorded by Stevens. STEVENS 88D. John Carter Brown Library, CHARTING THE EAST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence, 1972). Robert Lingel, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, July 1936, pp.571-603. Augustus P. Loring, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in AMERICAN MARITIME PRINTS (New Bedford, 1985).

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        Beschryving van het Oosten, en van eenige andere Landen. 3 Bände in 6 Bänden

      Van Paddenburg, Utrecht/ Bosch u. Arrenberg, Rotterdam /de Bruyn, Amsterdam, 1776-1786. Zusammen XXXVI, 491 S. XI, 519 S. VIII, 403 S., 115, 124 S. mit 143 (von ?) meist gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln und einigen Karten, einfache Fadenbindung, quart, (ohne Einbände / 1 Band etwas wasserrandig / Tafeln unvollständig) - Text niederländisch / Übersetzung von Pocockes gefeierter Monographie über den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, von Gibbon als Werk von "Superior Learning and Dignity" (Decline and Fall, Kap. 11, Nr. 69) gelobt. Diese niederländische Ausgabe wurde mit 27 Tafeln ergänzt, ein Aufsatz des Ministers Rutger Schutte auf den Reisen der Israeliten und ein Index zu biblischen Orten, die in den Hauptwerken gefunden wurden. Pococke reiste von 1733 bis 1736 ausgiebig in die Levante und erreichte Alexandria im September 1737. Er blieb drei Jahre im östlichen Mittelmeer und besuchte Ägypten, Palästina, Kleinasien und Griechenland. Sein Buch beschreibt diese Reisen. Die Arbeit war zu seinen Lebzeiten sehr beliebt und wurde von Gibbon (Blackmer) gelobt. Die Qualität und vor allem die Frühe seiner Beobachtungen und ihr Rekord in Prosa, Karten und Charts machen ihn zu einem der bedeutendsten nahöstlichen Reisenden, der mit Frederik Ludvig Norden und Carsten Niebuhr auftritt, um eine ägyptische Wiederbelebung in europäischer Kunst und Architektur zu stimulieren. / Blackmer 1323. -

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        Kleine Haus-Aboteke oder Sammlung bester Hausmittel für Krankhe in der Stadt und auf dem Lande [recte: Kleine Haus-Apotheke oder: Sammlung der besten Haus-Mittel für Kranke in der Stadt und auf dem Lande] herausgegeben von O. S., Liebhaber der Arzney Kunst . mit J. Heinrich Krammer Haus und Landt Aboteke .

      Ausgburg, Matth. Rieger plus Söhne. 1776 - o. Pag. Priv. Brosch. der Zeit, mit unfächmännischer Heftung. Geschrieben im Jahre 1846 in Kurrent (Sütterlin): wahrscheinlich wurde es diktiert, da die Rechtschreibung sehr 'gehör-orientiert' ist. - Stärkere Gbrsp., rückw. Ebd. fleckig, diese etw. durchschlagend, datierter Besitzeintrag a. V. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Comptes faits des monnoies d'or coupé et cordonné d'Espagne et de Portugal, qui ont cours dans la partie françoise de l'Isle Saint-Domingue. Par M. R*** L***, Américain.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Vincent, 1776, pleine basane moderne, genre XVIIIe. -Mouillures claires dans les marges d'une vingtaine de ff., rousseurs éparses sur 3 cahiers. -8 lignes manuscrites à la plume de l'époque dans la moitié inf. de la p. 170, signalant "La valeur donnée aux monnoies dans ce livre est argent de colonie, et pour la réduire argent de France il faut la diminuer de 33 1/3 pour cent." - in-12 de (12)-173 pp. ; Exemplaire du fils de l'auteur, contenant, de sa main, une note au verso du titre : "Ce livre de comptes-faits a été composé par mon père Sr André Arnold Roberjot de Lartigue, pour l'utilité de la colonie française de St Domingue où il a occupé les fonctions d'intendant de la Marine, de conservateur général des hypothèques, de trésorier de la colonie pendant une majeure partie de sa vie. Paris, ce 28 février 1829."Edition originale. Rarissime.Conlon 76 : 1156 n'en localise que 2 exemplaires (B.N.F. et B.M. de Bordeaux).P. 170 : "La valeur donnée aux monnoies dans ce livre est argent de colonie, et pour la réduire argent de France il faut la diminuer de 33 1/3 pour cent."

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; & T. Cadell, , 1776–88. 6 volumes, quarto (290 x 225 mm). Contemporary polished speckled calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, raised bands, compartments elaborately decorated and ruled in gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece issued with the first edition of volume 2 but bound in volume 1 as usual; 3 engraved folding maps to volumes 2 and 3 as issued. Armorial bookplates of Holland House, location of the "brilliant circle of whig politicians and men of letters" named the Holland House set (act. 1797–1845), to front pastedowns or front free endpaper verso (volume 3). Extremities gently worn and labels a little chipped, some cracking to joints, endpapers browned from turn-ins, light offsetting from portrait, leaf D2 of volume 2 mounted on stub, very occasional light spotting or foxing to contents with a few small tears to edges (leaves 3Q3 of volume 2, F4 and 4R2 of volume 5), overall a handsomely bound and bright set. Half-titles to all but volumes 1 and 5, volume 6 lacking the final blank, all errata leaves present. First editions (volume 1 in the first state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, with the cancel leaves and uncorrected errata as called for by Norton. The first variant state of volume 1 numbered 500 copies, printed before Strahan's optimistic and ultimately prophetic decision to double the printing order to 1,000; the first edition sold out within a fortnight. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which … maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if nor most, details by subsequent advances of research and changes in the climate of opinion … Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM).

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        Waarnemingen omtrent het langdurig verblijf boven den gewonen dragttijd van gestorvene jongen bij de moeder-dieren. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1831. Large 4to (28 x 22.5 cm). With 6 engraved anatomical plates (4 folding, 2 coloured and 2 partly coloured). Also published in the proceedings of the Instituut van Wetenschappen. Contemporary stiff grey-paper wrappers.

      - KVK & WorldCat (3 separately listed copies apparently taken from the proceedings); not in BMC NH; Cole Library; Landwehr, Cooured Plates; Nissen, ZBI. Rare separate issue of Numan's study of pregnant horses, sheep and especially cows that fail to give birth after the normal gestation period, either as a result of or causing the death of the fetus. He also discusses the dangers to the mother. The illustrations show calf and lamb fetuses taken from slaughtered animals or naturally aborted, as well as the uterus and kidneys of a sheep with a long dead lamb fetus. The illustrations are very finely engraved, most with a note indicating the scale, by Daniel Veelwaard, probably the elder (1776-1851), and the whole luxuriously produced on excellent paper (the plates on wove paper by Jan Kool & Co.) with generous margins. The present essay appeared both in the Nieuwe Verhandelingen der eerste klasse van het Koninklijk-Nederlandse Instituut van Wetenschappen , vol. 3 (1831), pp. 27-71, and in the present much rarer separate publication, where only the plates refer to the journal. It appears to have been overlooked in the medical and zoological literature.In fine condition and virtually untrimmed. The wrappers are slightly damaged at the spine, but still very good. A beautiful copy of a rare and well-illustrated essay by a pioneering veterinary researcher.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; & T. Cadell, 1776–88 - 6 volumes, quarto (290 x 225 mm). Contemporary polished speckled calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, raised bands, compartments elaborately decorated and ruled in gilt. Armorial bookplates of Holland House, location of the "brilliant circle of whig politicians and men of letters" named the Holland House set (act. 1797–1845), to front pastedowns or front free endpaper verso (volume 3). Extremities gently worn and labels a little chipped, some cracking to joints, endpapers browned from turn-ins, light offsetting from portrait, leaf D2 of volume 2 mounted on stub, very occasional light spotting or foxing to contents with a few small tears to edges (leaves 3Q3 of volume 2, F4 and 4R2 of volume 5), overall a handsomely bound and bright set. Half-titles to all but volumes 1 and 5, volume 6 lacking the final blank, all errata leaves present. Engraved portrait frontispiece issued with the first edition of volume 2 but bound in volume 1 as usual; 3 engraved folding maps to volumes 2 and 3 as issued. First editions (volume 1 in the first state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, with the cancel leaves and uncorrected errata as called for by Norton. The first variant state of volume 1 numbered 500 copies, printed before Strahan's optimistic and ultimately prophetic decision to double the printing order to 1,000; the first edition sold out within a fortnight. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar although they have been superseded in many, if nor most, details by subsequent advances of research and changes in the climate of opinion Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM). Grolier, English 58; Norton 20, 23, 29; Printing and the Mind of Man 222; Rothschild 942. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [BUZZARDS BAY AND VINEYARD SOUND]

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres for THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, 1776. Large engraved chart from Des Barres' ATLANTIC NEPTUNE on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. Sheet size: 43 x 31 inches. Contemporary hand- coloring in outline. Slightest offsetting. A superior copy. A highly important chart depicting Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound, including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard compiled under the direction of Joseph Des Barres. Showing much more on- shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. This is one of the most interesting charts from the vast ATLANTIC NEPTUNE project. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years' War under Col. Bouquet, Lord Howe and Gen. Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as Gen. Wolfe's engineer. In the late 1760's the project of surveying the entirely Atlantic coastline of North america began, working from north to south, under Des Barres' direction. Although Des Barres was directly responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of much of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. This is the fourth state of seven recorded by Stevens. STEVENS 88D. John Carter Brown Library, CHARTING THE EAST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence, 1972). Robert Lingel, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, July 1936, pp.571-603. Augustus P. Loring, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in AMERICAN MARITIME PRINTS (New Bedford, 1985).

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        Pilaster mit frutaler Bordüre aus den Loggien des Vatikan.

       Kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten von G. Volpato nach L. Tesio, aus \"Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano\", Rom, 1776, 102 x 46 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4068; Thieme/Becker XXVI,86. - Die großformatige und prachtvolle Folge, ausgeführt von den römischen Kupferstechern Giovanni Ottaviani (um 1735 - 1808) und Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), zeigt die Dekorationssysteme von Wänden, Decken, Türen, Lünettenfeldern und Pilastern, daneben auch einbezogene figürliche Darstellungen (biblische Szenen) der nach Entwürfen von Raphael 1516-19 ausgeführten vatikanischen Loggien. - Sehr dekorativ. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Berufe, Dekorative Graphik, Architektur, Vatikan

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        Descriptio Aegypti.

      Göttingen: Johann Christian Friedrich, 1776 - Arabic text with Latin translation and commentary by Johann David Michaelis. [6], 134; 36, [4] pages. 2 parts in one volume. 4to, 218x145 mm accession number on leaf after title, second part heavily foxed. An early, perhaps the first, western translation of Abulfeda’s description of Egypt, by Michaelis who inspired Niebuhr’s expedition to Arabia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [BUZZARDS BAY AND VINEYARD SOUND]

      London: J.F.W. Des Barres for THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE, 1776. Large engraved chart from Des Barres' ATLANTIC NEPTUNE on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. Sheet size: 43 x 31 inches. Contemporary hand- coloring in outline. Slightest offsetting. A superior copy. A highly important chart depicting Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound, including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard compiled under the direction of Joseph Des Barres. Showing much more on- shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. This is one of the most interesting charts from the vast ATLANTIC NEPTUNE project. THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years' War under Col. Bouquet, Lord Howe and Gen. Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as Gen. Wolfe's engineer. In the late 1760's the project of surveying the entirely Atlantic coastline of North america began, working from north to south, under Des Barres' direction. Although Des Barres was directly responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of much of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. This is the fourth state of seven recorded by Stevens. STEVENS 88D. John Carter Brown Library, CHARTING THE EAST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence, 1972). Robert Lingel, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, July 1936, pp.571-603. Augustus P. Loring, "THE ATLANTIC NEPTUNE" in AMERICAN MARITIME PRINTS (New Bedford, 1985).

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        [Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.]

      London: J. F. W. Des Barres for The Atlantic Neptune, 1776. Large engraved chart from Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. 43x31 inches sheet size, nice margins; contemporary hand-color in outline; slightest offsetting, a superior copy. State 4 of 7. Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard. Showing much more on-shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today.Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years War under Colonel Bouquet, Lord Howe and General Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as General Wolfe's engineer.Though Des Barres was responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff, that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which necessarily brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years.Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The Atlantic Neptune was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting.Stevens 88D; John Carter Brown Library Charting the East Coast of North America, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence: 1972); Robert Lingel 'The Atlantic Neptune' in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, July 1936, pp.571-603; Augustus P. Loring 'The Atlantic Neptune' in American Maritime Prints (New Bedford: 1985).

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements e du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes.A La Haye, chez Gosse Fils, 1776.

      A La Haye, chez Gosse Fils 1776 - Sette volumi di cm. 17, pp. xii, 664; viii, 488; viii, 672; viii, 468; xii, 467 (1); viii, 438; viii, 484. Con ritratto dell"Autore, 7 antiporte e 7 belle carte geogr. ripieg. f.t., il tutto inciso finemente in rame. Graziosa legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Strappetto (senza mancanze) alla seconda carta geogr., trascurabili forellini limitati ai dorsi, qualche sporadica fioritura/brunitura e sporadici piccoli aloni. Esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. L"abate Raynal (1713-1796), filosofo e storico francese, ebbe modo di collaborare con Diderot ed altri illustri illuministi. Quest"opera si ritagliò ben presto un ruolo di fondamentale importanza nell"ambito degli studi sulle colonie dei principali regni europei. I diciotto capitoli trattato i seguenti temi. 1-5. Scoperte, guerre, conquiste di portoghesi, olandesi, inglesi, francesi, danesi, svedesi, spagnoli e russi nelle Indie Orientali. 6. Scoperta dell"America e conquista del Messico; stabilimenti degli spagnoli in quella parte del nuovo mondo. 7. Conquista spagnola del Perù e cambiamenti in questo impero. 8. Conquista spagnola di Cile e Paraguay. 9. Stabilimento dei Portoghesi in Brasile. Guerre, produzioni e ricchezze. 10. Stabilimento delle nazioni Europee nel grande arcipelago delle Antille. 11. Tratta degli schiavi dall"Africa. 12-15. Stabilimenti di spagnoli, inglesi, olandesi, francesi e danesi nell"isole americane. Stabilimenti dei francesi nell"America settentrionale. 16. Colonie inglesi fondate nella baia di Hudson, in Terranuova, nella Nuova Scozia e nella Nuova Inghilterra. 17. Colonie inglesi fondate in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Carolina e Georgia. 18. Prospetto dell"Europa. Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observation sur la Nature de la Liberte Civile. Rotterdam, Hofhout & Wolfsbergen

      1776 - First edition in French. 8vo, [vi], 148pp, recent boards, library stamp on title [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Italie Divisee en ses Differentes etats, Royaumes et Republiques

      Venezia 1776 - Carta geografica tratta dal "Atlas Universelle" del Santini, edito dal Remondini a Venezia. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Map taken from the Santini "Atlas Universelle" published by Remondini in Venice. Copperplate with original outline coloring, in very good condition. Borri "L'Italia nelle antiche carte ", scheda 305 Dimensioni 670 495mm

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        Phantastische Geschichten. Eingeleitet von Ferruccio Busoni. Illustriert von Ernst Stern

      463 Seiten (3) Blatt Verlagswerbung Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Halb-Ledereinband mit Lederecken und goldgeprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken sowie ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt der Buchrücken lichtschattig, der Kopfgoldschnitt verlast, das Lesebändchen beschädigt, die Seiten am Rand teilweise stockfleckig, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch. Die Auswahl besorgte Mira Antonia Deutsch, den Druck die Buchdruckerei Mänicke und Jahn in Rudolstadt. 100 Exemplare wurden auf Bütten abegzogen und in Ganzpergamenbt gebunden. Diese Exemplar trägt die Nummer 24. Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (* 24. Januar 1776 in Königsberg - + 25. Juni 1822 in Berlin Vorname eigentlich Ernst Theodor Wilhelm, 1805 umbenannt in Anlehnung an den von ihm bewunderten Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller der Romantik. Außerdem wirkte er als Jurist, Komponist, Kapellmeister, Musikkritiker, Zeichner und Karikaturist.

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        Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Worship

      Printed for E. and C. Dilly, London 1776 - 12mo. (6 1/2 x 4"). [4], 408pp. Original full calf covers rebacked with modern morocco, with gold lettering to spine. This is the first edition of this compilation. The 418 hymns include those of Watts and the Wesleys, but only six of Toplady's own. Among the latter is his best known "Rock of Ages," which first appeared in "The Gospel Magazine" in October 1775."Rock of Ages" is the psalm No. 337 and is featured in pp. 308/309.Covers rubbed along edges. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. About the author: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) was an Anglican cleric and hymn writer. He was a major Calvinist opponent of John Wesley. He is best remembered as the author of the hymn "Rock of Ages". Three of his other hymns: "A Debtor to Mercy Alone," "Deathless Principle, Arise" and "Object of My First Desire" - are still occasionally sung today, though all three are far less popular than his "Rock of Ages" [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Johnsoniana

      London - J Ridley, W Shropshire et al., 1776 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A collection of Johnson related literary criticism and musings. Both sought after and scarce and here in a very pleasing original binding. Good clean copy. With a wonderful portrait frontispiece of Dr Samuel Johnson. With some words of Publius Syrus to the rear translated into English. The first edition. Dr Samuel Johnson was an English author who wrote poetry, essayist, literary critic, editor and lexicographer. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Bumping to the extremities. Light rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Further rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Rear hinge is also slightly strained but firm. Prior owner's shelf label to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Slight offsetting from frontispiece to title page. Prior owner's pencil inscription to title page and to margins throughout. Light spots to the endpapers and odd spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        ARCHITEKTUR., Pilaster mit frutaler Bordüre aus den Loggien des Vatikan.

      Kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten von G. Volpato nach L. Tesio, aus "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano", Rom, 1776, 102 x 46 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4068 Thieme/Becker XXVI,86. - Die großformatige und prachtvolle Folge, ausgeführt von den römischen Kupferstechern Giovanni Ottaviani (um 1735 - 1808) und Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), zeigt die Dekorationssysteme von Wänden, Decken, Türen, Lünettenfeldern und Pilastern, daneben auch einbezogene figürliche Darstellungen (biblische Szenen) der nach Entwürfen von Raphael 1516-19 ausgeführten vatikanischen Loggien. - Sehr dekorativ. Berufe, Dekorative Graphik, Architektur, Vatikan

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        ARCHITEKTUR. Pilaster mit frutaler Bordüre aus den Loggien des Vatikan.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich von 2 Platten von G. Volpato nach L. Tesio, aus "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano", Rom, 1776, 102 x 46 cm. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 4068; Thieme/Becker XXVI,86. - Die großformatige und prachtvolle Folge, ausgeführt von den römischen Kupferstechern Giovanni Ottaviani (um 1735 - 1808) und Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), zeigt die Dekorationssysteme von Wänden, Decken, Türen, Lünettenfeldern und Pilastern, daneben auch einbezogene figürliche Darstellungen (biblische Szenen) der nach Entwürfen von Raphael 1516-19 ausgeführten vatikanischen Loggien. - Sehr dekorativ.

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        Quaestio medica . An detur in corpore animato vis tonica?

      [Parisiis] : [Quillau] 1776 - In-4° broché, 4 pages. exemplaire dérelié mais en belle condition. Rare thèse de doctorat de médecine du fondateur de l'hygiène moderne, médecin attitré de Napoléon. Jean Noël Hallé (1754-1822) was a French physician, professor of physical medicine and health at the École de Santé, and afterwards a professor at the Collège de France. He was a member of the French Académie Nationale de Médecine, and in 1795 was elected to the Académie des sciences, becoming its president in 1813. He was also "first-physician" to Napoleon Bonaparte. Hallé was a pioneer of hygienic reform in France, and a catalyst towards educating others as to its importance. He created distinctions between public and individual hygiene, and initiated studies and awareness involving the multiple issues that involve hygiene, such as contagious diseases, health in the workplace, and problems associated with living in a high density urban environment, to name a few (Wiki). - - - - Jean Noël Hallé est un médecin français, né à Paris le 2 janvier 1754 et mort dans cette même ville le 11 février 1822. Promoteur de la vaccination et de l'enseignement de l'hygiène, il est surtout connu pour avoir été premier médecin de Napoléon. Fils du peintre Noël Hallé, directeur de l'École de Rome. Il est successivement professeur de physique médicale et d'hygiène à l'École de santé, professeur au Collège de France en 1794, professeur à la faculté de médecine, médecin ordinaire de Napoléon, puis premier médecin de Charles X après la Restauration. C'est Hallé qui a créé en France l'enseignement de l'hygiène. Il est l'un des éditeurs du Code des médicaments, ou Pharmacopée française, paru en 1813, et l'un des collaborateurs au Dictionnaire des Sciences médicales. Il étudie les effets du camphre, le cancer du sein, et il est l'un des promoteurs de la vaccination. Il est l'auteur avec Étienne Tourtelle d'un traité d'Hygiène, paru en 1837. C'est lui qui défend Antoine Lavoisier à son procès devant la Convention nationale. Jean Noël Hallé est également l'éditeur des ¿uvres complètes de Samuel Auguste Tissot, parues en onze volumes entre 1809 et 1813. Il a par ailleurs publié, en 1785, des Recherches sur la nature et les effets du méphitisme des fosses d'aisance. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.]

      J. F. W. Des Barres for The Atlantic Neptune, London 1776 - Large engraved chart from Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. 43x31 inches sheet size, nice margins; contemporary hand-color in outline; slightest offsetting, a superior copy. State 4 of 7. Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard. Showing much more on-shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years War under Colonel Bouquet, Lord Howe and General Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as General Wolfe's engineer. Though Des Barres was responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff, that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which necessarily brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The Atlantic Neptune was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. Stevens 88D; John Carter Brown Library Charting the East Coast of North America, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence: 1972); Robert Lingel 'The Atlantic Neptune' in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, July 1936, pp.571-603; Augustus P. Loring 'The Atlantic Neptune' in American Maritime Prints (New Bedford: 1985).

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        Document]: This Indenture made the fourth day [of] July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Six Between Jeffery Clark and Mary, his wife of the Southern Liberties of Philadelphia.

      - Large vellum document. Edges irregularly cut (as was the custom with these types of documents) but approximately 25" x 14.5". The document has been tipped on thick cardboard with some dampstaining, folds, and glue stains from being mounted, otherwise very good. A handwritten indenture, dated July 4, 1776, transferring property in Gloucester, New Jersey from Jeffrey and Mary O. Clark of "the Southern Liberties of Philadelphia" to John Heritage of Gloucester. Signed by Jeffrey Clark, and with the mark of Mary O. Clark. Gloucester is directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. We understand that a slightly more important document was issued in Philadelphia on this same day, but we do not currently have it in inventory. Feel free to wait. Although nowhere indicated, and probably irrelevant to the document's desirability, we acquired this from the estate of New Jersey-resident mystery writer Mabel Seeley and her husband, attorney Harold Ross, who collected legal documents of local interest.

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        ARTE NUEVA DE ESCRIBIR, inventada por el insigne maestro Pedro Díaz Morante, ilustr. con muestras originales y varios discursos.por D.

      Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1776 - Folio (30x21'5), portada, XXVIIIp, 136p, frontis + 40 láminas grabs. al cobre por D. Francisco Assensio y Mejorada (una con anotación manuscrita), leve óx. Holandesa puntas ajada, merma en parte inf. lomo. - Palau 210612 'Obra Estimada'. Primera y única edición de esta conocida y valorada obra de Díaz Morante, ilustrada con nuevas marcas y con nuevos discursos de Santiago Palomares.

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        Réflexions sur le commerce des bleds

      Londres, n.n. 1776 - Avril 1776. One volume in 8vo ; pp. (2) title, XV, (1), (2) errata, 221, (1) ; contemporary (around 1795) calf, extremities a bit rubbed, flat spine richly gilt with contrasting gilt lettering-piece, endpapers a bit browned, a few leaves slightly foxed or browned, else clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition. Condorcet was a friend of Turgot. In 1774 he wrote a short pamphlet of 29 pages with the title Lettres sur le commerce des grains to support Turgot’s legislation freeing the price of grain. When Necker published his attack Sur la legislation et le commerce des grains in 1775 Condorcet quickly responded in the same year with his Du commerce des bleds: pour servir à la réfutation de l’ouvrage “Sur la législation et le commerce des grains, where he dismantles Necker’s reasoning, and defends Turgot’s program on 96 pages. The above work of 221 pages published one year later takes up the 1775 arguments but gives a much broader view of the reasons for and the advantages of free corn trade. INED 1178, Barbier IV, 157d, Coquelin & Guillaumin I, 458 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Taciti Opera

      Delatour, Paris 1776 - A set of 7 small full leather covered volumes of the works of Tacitus in a French edition. The bindings are tan with gilt titles and decoration on the spine, the title plate is red and the volume number plate is black on all of them. Published in 1776 they are all in very good condition with just some minor bumping to the corners and at the ends of the spines. There is no discolouration to the spines or the covers. The page edges are dyed red. The end papers are marbled and are all in very good condition. Internally the books are mainly clean and tightly bound, there is no foxing but there are occasional wear marks. The full title of the books is 'Taciti Opera Supplementis, Notis et Dissertationibus'. Illustrated by Gabriel Brotier, they were published in Paris. The text is mainly in Latin although there are some passages in Greek. For sale as a set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Worship

      London: Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1776. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. 12mo. (6 1/2 x 4"). [4], 408pp. Original full calf covers rebacked with modern morocco, with gold lettering to spine. This is the first edition of this compilation. The 418 hymns include those of Watts and the Wesleys, but only six of Toplady's own. Among the latter is his best known "Rock of Ages," which first appeared in "The Gospel Magazine" in October 1775."Rock of Ages" is the psalm No. 337 and is featured in pp. 308/309.Covers rubbed along edges. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. About the author: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) was an Anglican cleric and hymn writer. He was a major Calvinist opponent of John Wesley. He is best remembered as the author of the hymn "Rock of Ages". Three of his other hymns: "A Debtor to Mercy Alone," "Deathless Principle, Arise" and "Object of My First Desire" - are still occasionally sung today, though all three are far less popular than his "Rock of Ages"

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        Essais Historique sur Paris, de Monsieur de Saintfox.

      Veuve Duchesnes, Fontain S-Benoit., Paris 1776 - 7 Vols. 370p; 336p, x, 374p; 235p; 239, 139p; 487p; and 405p. 17 cm full leather bindings with red and gilt labels on spines. Frontispiece portrait of Saint-Foix in vol. 1. FRENCH language text. Leather shows wear with bumped corners, cracks along some spine and hinges and general scuffing. Front board detached from volume 1. Inside, pages clean and text unmarked. Germain-François Poullain de Saint-Foix (1698-1776) was a real-life Musketeer for France before he began his writing career. In addition to composing 20 comedies, he wrote this collection of historical essay on the city of Paris. French text throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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