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        CARTE VON DEM HAFEN UND DER STADT BOSTON.

      Leipzig: Johann Carl Müllerischen, 1776. - Copper engraved map of greater Boston, with troop positions highlighted in original hand-color. Sheet size: 22 x 26 7/8 inches. In excellent condition. A very rare and highly decorative work, one of the most important Revolutionary War maps of Boston, that Krieger & Cobb cite as "the only German map of Boston [made] during the Revolutionary period." The present map is an outstanding work on many levels. Boston and its environs are depicted on the eve of one of the most momentous events in American history, the Siege of Boston, which gave George Washington his first important victory. A remarkable topographical work, the varied nature of the land is expressed with great virtuosity in finely engraved hachures. The superlative mapping of the coastline and the harbor is derived from J.F.W. Des Barres' MAP OF THE PORT OF BOSTON. The map captures the moment when British forces, still in control of Boston, prepare to face George Washington's Continental forces. Boston, on a narrow peninsula, is shown to be in an increasingly precarious defensive position. In an improvement over its predecessor, Frentzel's edition makes a clear reference to the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), noting the "Ruinen von Charles=town." Around the city, the placement of the respective forces is depicted with unparalleled accuracy, with the British troop lines highlighted in blue and the Continental troop lines in red. Three divisions of Washington's forces are placed with one at Cambridge, one at Charlestown Neck, and another above Roxbury. The observer will notice that the British commanders elected not to place troops atop Dorchester Heights. Washington later took this ground, giving him an irrepressible advantage over the British in the ensuing siege. The British were compelled to leave the city in March 1776. This second version is much rarer than Beaurain's original work which was printed earlier that year with French toponymy. Preserved in the present version, in the upper right, is a highly decorative and iconographically emblematic title cartouche. Beaurain, in homage to the French sympathies to the rebel cause, depicts an Englishman cruelly trying to depose a banner from the Tree of Liberty, against the will of an indignant American. Although the conflict inspired considerable interest in Germany, this map is the only German map of Boston printed there during the Revolutionary period. Late in 1776, Leipzig master-engraver G.F.J. Frentzel created a new edition of the map that was faithful to Beaurain's original, and it was printed as part of the GEOGRAPHISCHES BELUSTIGUNGEN ZUR ERLÄUTERUNG DER NEUESTEN WELTGESCHICHTE, an extremely rare German book on the early days of the War of Independence. LC QUARTERLY JOURNAL 30 (1973), pp.252-53. CRESSWELL 706. KRIEGER & COBB, MAPPING BOSTON, p.181, pl. 27. Pedley, THE MAP TRADE IN THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY, pp.27- 30, figs. 4 & 5. NEBENZAHL, PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 18. SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS AND CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA & THE WEST INDIES 924.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Carte von dem Hafen und der Stadt Boston

      Johann Carl Müller, Leipzig 1776 - A very rare and highly decorative work, one of the most important Revolutionary War maps of Boston, that Krieger & Cobb cite as "the only German map of Boston [made] during the Revolutionary period." The present map is an outstanding work on many levels. Boston and its environs are depicted on the eve of one of the most momentous events in American history, the Siege of Boston, which gave George Washington his first important victory. A great topographical work, the varied nature of the land is expressed with great virtuosity in finely engraved hachures. The superlative mapping of the coastline and the harbor is derived from J.F.W. Des Barres' "Map of the port of Boston." The map captures the moment when British forces, still in control of Boston, prepare to face George Washington's Continental forces. Boston, on a narrow peninsula is shown to be in an increasingly precarious defensive position. In an improvement over its predecessor, Frentzel's edition makes a clear reference to the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), noting the "Ruinen von Charles=town." Around the city, the placement of the respective forces is depicted with unparalleled accuracy, with the British troop lines highlighted in blue and the Continental troop lines in red. Three divisions of Washington's forces are placed with one at Cambridge, one at Charlestown Neck, and another above Roxbury. The observer will notice that the British commanders elected not to place troops atop Dorchester Heights. Washington later took this ground, giving him an irrepressible advantage over the British in the ensuing siege. The British were compelled to leave the city in March, 1776. This second version is much rarer than Beaurain's original work which was printed earlier that year with French toponymy. Preserved in the present version, in the upper-right, is a highly decorative and iconographically emblematic title cartouche. Beaurain, in homage to the French sympathies to the rebel cause, depicts an Englishman cruelly trying to depose a banner from the Tree of Liberty, against the will of an indignant American. Although the conflict inspired considerable interest in Germany, this map is the only German map of Boston printed there during the Revolutionary period. Late in 1776, Leipzig master-engraver G. F. J. Frentzel created a new edition of the map that was faithful to Beaurain's original, and it was printed as part of the Geographisches Belustigungen zur Erläuterung der neuesten Weltgeschichte , an extremely rare German book on the early days of the War of Independence. Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints , 706; Krieger & Cobb, Mapping Boston , p.181, pl. 27; The Library of Congress Quarterly Journal no.30 (1973), pp.252-253; Nebenzahl, A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 19; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies , 924. Copper-engraved map, with troop positions highlighted in period colour, in excellent condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De Hebraicae typographiae origine ac primitiis seu antique ac rarissimis hebraicorum librorum editionibus seculi XV. Disquisitio historico-critica.

      Ex Regio Typographeo, Parma, Italy 1776 - Carissimis Hebraicorum Librorum Editionisbus Seculi XV. 4to. Contemporary paper-backed marlbed boards, worn. Very slight soiling to a few pages. In excellent condition. Printed by Giovanni Bodoni in romna, italic, Hebrew and Arabic types. Not in De Lama, Brooks or other sources consulted. 25 x 20 cm. Pp. (8)+100. Con fregi e iniziali istoriate. Prima edizione, rara e di primaria importanza per lo studio delleditoria ebraica in Italia. E una delle poche edizioni bodoniane sfuggite al Brooks. one of the rarest treatises by the great historian and literary friend of Bodoni who researched Hebrew history and typography. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        New Idylles. With a letter to M. Fuslin, on landscape painting, and the two friends of Bourbon, a moral tale by M. Diderot. Transtlated by W. Hooper MD.

      S. Hooper Ludgate Hill,, London, 1776 - London, S. Hooper Ludgate Hill, 1776. Gross-8°. (6) 129 S. Mit 1 gest., kol. Titel, 1 gest., kol. Frontispiz von Sparrow nach S. Gessner, 8 gest., kol. Tafeln (dv. 1 v. Chambars nach S. Gessner u. 4 von Sparrow nach S. Gessner) sowie 12 Textkupfern. Marmorierter Lederbd. d. Zt. mit einfacher Rückenvergoldung, Stehkantenvergoldung u. goldgepr., mont. Rückentitel Einband mit erneuertem Rücken, berieben und bestossen. Vorsätze leimschattig. Durchgehend gebräunt und stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Sprache: Englisch / English Marmorierter Lederbd. d. Zt. mit einfacher Rückenvergoldung, Stehkantenvergoldung u. goldgepr., mont. Rückentitel

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Recueil de Maximes, de Pensees et de Reflexions. Channel Islands Rarity

      T. Rognon, St. Peter Port, Guernesey / Guernsey, 1776, - LE MARCHANT, Josué. Recueil de Maximes, de Pensées et de Refléxions. [St. Peter Port,] Guernesey: T. Rognon, 1776. 1l. + t.p. + (v)-xviii + (19)-258 +1l: "fautes d'impression." Sm 8vo, orig. full calf (worn). 15.2 cm. A CHANNEL ISLANDS INCUNABLE. The earliest recorded imprint of the Island of Guernsey, and the (?) second earliest recorded imprint of the Channel Islands. The ESTC records one location, British Museum: "Imperfect: wanting the halftitle?" [i.e.: wanting preliminary blank leaf and errata leaf at end.] The chief librarian, Dr. H. Tomlinson, of the Priaulx Library, St Peter Port, informs us: "I thought that the book was quite rare but I see from our records that we hold nine copies in this library." The Le Marchant family was extremely influential on the island during the eighteenth-century, having provided four Bailiffs (or Chief Citizens) during that time. It is possible that this Josué was one who was rector of St. Peter Port around the time of the publication of the book. Inscribed by a former owner, "Marie Paint/ 4emede Septembre 1818/ Gaspé" [Province of Quebec]. The circumstances of the voyage to Gaspé by Nicholas and Marie Paint (née Le Mesurier) are matters ofthe history of the commercial association of the Gaspe cod fishers and Channel Islanders. Nicholas Paint was also appointed Justice of the Peace for Cape Breton Island in 1820. The 1790 felony involving the printing equipmentformerly belonging to Rognon is also a matter of historical record. Rognonhimself was arrested (and charged?) with the arson which destroyed the printing office and equipment, as well as destroying a store. Excessively rare[but for the (?) remainder of copies preserved in the Priaulx Library]. Worn through at corners and spine ends, covers rubbed with a short surface tear, lacking both front and rear free endpapers, minor pencil marks to a couple of pages, previous owner's inscription (see above), else a very good, internally bright copy, with the front blank leaf and errata leaf. 5,000.00

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        The Adventures of Telemachus The Son of Ulysses

      S. Crowder T. Longman G. Robinson Etc, London 1776 - 8vo. 286, 360 pp in 2 volumes. First edition. Original leather is cracked to joints, lightly rubbed to edges. Spine lables are missing and spine leather is lightly dried and cracked. Spine ends bumped. Gilt dentelle border and edging to covers. Marbled end papers. Previous owner's name to feps, dated 3.3.03. Previous owner's name stamped to title page of both volumes. Damp stain to title page of vol. 2. Tight bindings, clean interiors. "Translated from the French of Francois Salignac de la Mothefenelon, Archbishop of Cambray, by T. Smollett, M.D." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        GUERRA DE GRANADA. 1776

      Valencia 1776 - 8º (220 X 160 mm.). LVI, 335 p., [1] h. de grab. Encuadernación en plena piel. Tejuelo para título. Lomo decorado. Exlibris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        Pilgrim’s Progress from This World; to That which is to Come, The.

      London: Printed for E. Johnston, 1776. - Scarce Eighteenth-Century EditionsParts One, Two, and Three Bound TogetherBUNYAN, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World; To That which is to Come. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream; Wherein is Discovered, The Manner of his Setting out: His Dangerous Journey; And Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. The Thirty-Third Edition, with Additions of New Cuts. London: Printed for E. Johnston, 1776. [bound with] The Second Part, London: Printed by E. Johnson, 1775 [bound with] The Third Part,.to which is added the Life and Death of John Bunyan. London: Printed for S. Crowder, 1778.Thirty-third edition (first published in 1678), twenty-seventh edition of Part Two, twenty third edition of Part Three. Twelvemo (6 1/16 x 3 3/8 inches; 154 x 85 mm.). [10], 205, [1, adv.]; [8], 179, [1, adv.]; [2], iv, 119, [1, blank], 30, [2], [4, adv.] pp. Woodcut frontispieces and eighteen full-page woodcut illustrations.Contemporary sheep, covers decoratively ruled in blind. Neatly rebacked to style with flat spine ruled in gilt and red morocco gilt lettering label. Later endpapers. Two small holes in spine at head and tail, small worm-track on lower cover, corners a little worn. Otherwise a very attractive copy of this mid-to-late eighteenth century example which was published around 100 years after the first edition.The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print.Cf. Printing and the Mind of Man 156.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775, On Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, by Which the Non-Existence of An Undiscovered Continent, Between the Equator and the 50th Degree of Southern Latitude, Is Demonstratively Proved.

      Caleb Jenkin, No. 58, Dame street; and, John Beatty, No. 32, Skinner row, Dublin, Ireland 1776 - Sprinkled leather over boards, decorative "V" pattern to board edges, six compartment spine with title - Cooke's Voyage [sic] - and borders in gilt onto red leather spine label, 8vo (7-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches [19.1 x 12.1 cm]), pp. [i-ii], (frontispiece map), [iii-v], vi-xv, (1 blank), [1], 2-141, [142], 143-328, all edges trimmed. Printed area of large fold out map is 21-5/8" wide x 7-11/16" high [54.8 cm x 19.5 cm]. The map shows "New Land Discovered", "Land Seen" and has Australia marked as "New Holland" with the south coast being uncharted and Tasmania as part of the mainland. Binding worn with boards exposed at corners, chip to leather of top board near center of joint, top joint cracked to midpoint of spine, p.o. name in pencil to front pastedown and a row of numbers to ffep. Text is moderately toned and soiled throughout with ink stains affecting title page and map. Map has short closed tears at outer edges of folds. Book still tightly bound with binders twine being noted at hinges, as per bookbinding methods of the time, where ".until the early years of the nineteenth century all endpapers, were sewn on, and never merely tipped on with paste as they sometimes are today." [Middleton, 4th edition, pg. 108-111]. The Dublin edition of John Marra's journal. First published anonymously in London several months after returning home to England in 1775, it was the first account of these unknown, distant and most exotic reaches of the globe. While Marra's Journal provided Europe with descriptions of the indigenous peoples of a number of Pacific societies, the voyage also proved that no southern continent existed in the temperate zone, and had the Resolution making the first crossing by ship over the Antarctic circle. Ref. Beddie-1270,1271; Sabin-16247; Cox, vol. 1, p. 59. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONGRESS.

      Philadelphia, Printed; London: Re-printed for J. Almon, 1776. - [4],200pp., with page numbers 159-168 repeated. Half title. Later marbled wrappers. Text separating from wrapper. A clean, fresh copy. Very good, untrimmed. In a half morocco box. This journal records the transactions of Congress for the period from May 10 to Aug. 1, 1775. Includes, among other items, the draft of the address of the Congress to the Six Confederated Indian Nations stating the grievances against Britain, the "Declaration.setting forth the causes and necessities of their taking up Arms," the rules and regulations of the Continental Army, the appointment of Washington as commander in chief, the Olive Branch Petition, etc. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 75-151b. HOWES J264. SABIN 15543.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Vita della venerabile Marianna di Gesú de Paredes e Flores vergine secolare Americana soprannomata il giglio di Quito su patria scritta e dedicata alla Santitá di nostro Signore Pio Papa Sesto che con suo decreto del xix. Marzo MDCCLXXVI ne dichiaró le virtú in grado eroico.

      Rome, Salomoni, 1776. - Small 4to. xvi + 235 + [1 blank]p. With allegorical full-page engraving by Petro Bombello after a design by Angelo Ricci. Title in red and black with blue rectangular vignette of papal arms. Some woodcut ornaments. Half sheep, rubbed. First edition of this life of St Mariana Paredes y Flores (1618-45) of Quito, Ecuador, known as ‘White Lily of Quito’ or ‘Saint of the Andes’ who devoted her life to charity work and especially to the teaching of Indian children. Her religious zeal was fomented by stories about the Christian missions to Japan and she took part in the solemn church festivities at Quito celebrating the canonization of 3 Japanese saints: Paul Miki, John Goto, and James Kisai (p33). Attempting to emulate the sufferings of Christ, she regularly practiced the most severe forms of self mortification from an early age, and finally sought self-martyrdom by attending plague victims after an earthquake in Quito in order to sacrifice her life to expiate for the sins of others. The frontispiece shows Mariana bearing a white lily with a mandatory Christ on high. Her biographer, a canon of St James’ Cathedral in Chile, had travelled all the way to Rome to seek her beatification. In a six-page dedicatory letter to Pope Pius VI dated 26th May 1776, Castillo urges the beatification of Mariana. She was finally canonized 9th July 1950, and her saint’s day is celebrated 26th of May. Top right blank corners of last quires toned, otherwise a very good copy. Leclerc 1458; Palau 48139. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Dublin: Whitestone Chamberlaine, 1776 3 volumes, octavo, contemporary continental pale calf, red and green morocco labels lettered gilt, spines with five raised bands richly gilt in compartments with fleurs de lys, skilful repair to the head of spines, hinges worn, pp.(8) + 391pp; (8) + 524pp + (3) adverts; (4) + 412pp, contemporary ownership in ink on title of volume III J.Kallenborn, an attractive copy.Goldsmith 11393. Vanderblue, p.20. Not in Kress.Not in Bradshaw Collection of Irish Books in the University Library Cambridge.FIRST DUBLIN EDITION PUBLISHED IN THE SAME YEAR AS THE FIRST EDITION.This copy has three pages of publishers advertisements entitled New Books bound at the end of volume II. The history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory ?" the physiocrats had already suggested it and Turgot in particular had constructed an organised study of social wealth ?" his work is the first major expression of it. He 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: "labour is the real measure of the exchangeable value of all commodities ... it is their real price; money is their nominal price only". Labour represents the three essential elements ?" wages, profit, and rent ?" and these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matter ?" "stock" ?" which compasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definite onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control.?Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith?s achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work ... The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought? (PMM).

      [Bookseller: Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books]
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        La Bible Enfin Expliquee par Plusieurs Aumoniers de S. M. L. R. D. P.

      Londres [Geneva] 1776 - 2 vols. 274, 275-550 p. Top corners of Volume 2 are bumped. Some minor shelf wear. Bookplates for "Lord Northwick" on both front pastedowns. Volume 2 has small hole in front loose endpaper. Pages are bright white and some pages uncut. One of the last major works of the French philosopher Voltaire, satirizing both Jewish and Christian scripture. His title is ironic as he does not seek to "explain" the Bible so much as he portrays it as absurd and contradictory. "S. M. L. R. D. P." stands for "Sa Majeste le Roi de Pologne" or "de Prusse". Despite the publication city given as London it is more likely to have been Geneva. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand. Ein Schauspiel. - (Beigebunden) - (derselbe): Erwin und Elmire. Ein Schauspiel mit Gesang. - (Beigebunden) - (derselbe): Stella ein Schauspiel für Liebende. Jn fünf Acten. - (Beigebunden) - (derselbe): Clavigo. Ein Trauerspiel von Göthe. - (Beigebunden) - (derselbe): Götter Helden und Wieland, eine Farce.

      Beat Ludwig Walthard., Bern, 1776 - 5 Werke in 1 Band. Bern, Beat Ludwig Walthard. 1776. 1 Bl., 206 S., 58 S., 1 Bl., 104 S., S. 3-120, 32 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und Titelvignette zum Götz sowie 3 kleinen Titelvignetten und 1 Schlussvignette in Holzschnitt. Halblederband der Zeit mit hellrotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, wenig Rückenvergoldung und geprägtem Besitzernamen "Chavannes" auf dem Rücken. Hagen 48, 116, 125, 74 und 63 (ungenau). - Walthard - Weigelt 27. - Hübsche Berner Nachdruckausgabe. - Erschien in dieser Zusammensetzung als Band 12 und 13 der "Bibliothek für den guten Geschmack" und war sowohl mit dem Reihentitel als auch ohne erhältlich. Hier wie meist ohne Reihentitel. - Kleiner Nummernstempel auf dem Vorsatz. Schnitt leicht fleckig, sonst sehr sauberes Exemplar auf gutem Papier. Sprache: Deutsch Halblederband der Zeit mit hellrotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, wenig Rückenvergoldung und geprägtem Besitzernamen "Chavannes" auf dem Rücken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Saggio dell'architettura civile. Ovvero regole pratiche per qualunque pubblico, e privato edificio a giovamento degli Studiosi Architetti, de' Capi Maestri, e de' Padroni di Fabbriche. Seconda edizione emendata, e notabilmente accresciuta di molte Regole pratiche per la Fermezza, Comodità, e Simmetria sì in disegno, che in opera di tutta sorta di Edificj, con altre Avvertenze, e Precetti su i Cinque Ordini d’Architettura da Laudromo Sitonio. In Milano: appresso Gio. Batista Bianchi,1776.

      - In-16° massimo, pp. XVI-112. Segnatura: A-G8. Leg. post. mz. pelle verde petrolio a fascia stretta con piccoli angoli, tit. e fleurons oro impressi al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata, segnapagina in seta verde, testatina, capolettera xil., finalini. Fioriture, gore evidenti alle prime 20 pp. circa, esemplare leggermente rifilato al taglio sup. "Libro pieno di pratiche, e avvertenze per le comodità interne degli edificj" cfr. Cicognara, Catalogo ragionato dei libri d’arte e d’antichità posseduti dal Conte Leopoldo Cicognara, 544. ICCU segnala la presenza di questa edizione in 3 biblioteche italiane: Biblioteca del Dipartimento di Matematica. Università degli Studi di Bologna, Biblioteca comunale di Palazzo Sormani e Biblioteca nazionale Braidense a Milano. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida.

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        Arte de cultivar las moreras: el de criar los gusanos de seda, y curar sus enfermedades: y el de la hilanza de la seda en organcín, y preparación del hiladillo

      Madrid, Pedro Marín, 1776 - 8º, XXXII+413 p+ 3 estados plegados, pasta española con pequeña rasgadura en lomo, tejuelo, hilos dorados, cortes tintados. Anotación en guarda posterior. Muy buen estado. Los estados contienen 6 láminas en las que se muestran diseños de aparejos, distribución de los gusanos, etc. La obra está dividida en tres partes: Tratado de las moreras - Tratado de los gusanos de seda - Arte de hilar la seda

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        uvres complètes 20 volumes

      Veuve Duchesne et autres puis Mérigot, Paris 1776 - Shakespeare traduit de l'anglais dédié au Roi Par M. Le Tourneur ~ Oeuvres complètes 20 volumes ~ Paris : Veuve Duchesne et autres puis Mérigot, 1776-1782. 20 volumes in-8° d'environ 500 pages chacun. soit10 000 pages ~ Peu courante reliure verte cartonnée époque révolutionaire, dos lisse orné de roulettes dorées (étoiles et lunes) encadrant l'auteur, le traducteur et la tomaison + des filets dorés ondulants. Exemplaire bien complet de son frontispice dans le Tome 1. Intérieur très frais sans rousseurs, mouillures ou déchirures, quelques frottements aux reliures mais très localisés et minimes. Très rare édition originale française des œuvres de Shakespeare. Cf. Brunet : Manuel du libraire V, 355 Tout Shakespeare (Tragédies comme Comédies) dans une édition du XVIIIème siècle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lives of the Primitive Martyrs, from the Birth of Our Blessed Saviour, to the Reign of Queen Mary I. With the Life of Mr. John Fox, and, The Book of Martyrs; Containing an Account of the Sufferings and Death of the Protestants in the Reign of Queen Mary The First.

      London. H. Trapp. 1776. - Illustrated with 30 (of 39) full page copper plate engravings graphically depicting the implements and means of heinous torture. Thick Folio (10" x 13.5"). Bound in full calfskin over boards. Gilt titled morocco labels. This volume rebacked in contemporary calf with original morocco label laid-on. Original period boards well scuffed, scratched and darkened but presents a natural and quite attractive ambiance. Various foxing and mild offset throughout. Although most plates quite crisp and clean. One plate with water stain to margin only. Several pages chipped at margin. Some text pages professionally restored. All in all, a Very crisp, Very Good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina, with their Indian Frontiers, Shewing in a distinct manner all the Mountains, Rivers, Swamps, Marshes, Bays, Creeks, Harbours, Sandbanks and Soundings on the Coasts, with the Roads and Indian Paths as well as the Boundary or Provincial Lines, the Several Townships and other divisions of the land in both the Provinces; the whole from Actual Surveys by Henry Mouzon and others

      R. Sayer & J. Bennet, London 1776 - A rare monumental work, one of the finest and most important maps of the Carolinas, which "appeared on the eve of the American Revolution, and its up-to-date geography made it the most widely consulted map of the area used in the war effort" (Degrees of Latitude, p.209). Arguably, the most handsome map of the Carolinas ever made, very finely engraved with inset maps of Charleston Harbor and Port Royal Harbor in the lower left, the map is so detailed and geographically advanced that it remained the seminal map of the Carolinas for the following two generations. Its appearance in the days leading up to the American Revolution ensured that it was the primary map used by field commanders on both sides as the dramatic events of the conflict unfolded in the Carolinas. This is demonstrated by the fact that the very copies used by three of the most important commanders are today preserved in libraries. George Washington's copy, folded and mounted on cloth, resides in the collection of The American Geographical Society. The French commander, the Comte de Rochambeau's copy in the Library of Congress; and British commander, Sir Henry Clinton's copy is housed in the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Henry Mouzon produced a map that was one of the finest expressions of American cartography in the years leading up to the Revolution; however, he remains one of the most enigmatic of all the mapmakers of this period. All that is known of him is that this masterly work was devised by Henry Mouzon of Craven County, who was a professional surveyor, and was described as having left "Sundry maps and two copper plates" in the inventory of his estate after his death in April, 1777. Mouzon first announced his intention to publish a map depicting just South Carolina in an advertisement in The South Carolina and American General Advertiser in the Spring of 1774. However, as Mouzon proceeded he elected to undertake the much greater endeavour of covering both Carolinas. The Carolinas were officially divided into two separate colonies, North and South, in 1730. Mouzon's great work was first published by the leading London firm of Sayer & Bennett in 1775. Upon publication, it became clear that Mouzon had surpassed all of his predecessors in terms of scope and accuracy of the region depicted. He largely derived his portrayal of South Carolina from the two excellent recent maps by the military engineer James Cook, A Map of South Carolina (1771) and A Map of the Province of South Carolina (1773). He was also well apprised of William De Brahm's monumental Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia (1757). Mouzon importantly improved upon these sources by providing greater definition to the rivers and more detail regarding the native settlements located to the west of the Cherokee Line. With regards to his depiction of North Carolina, Mouzon used John Abraham Collet's magnificent A Compleat Map of North-Carolina (1770) as a basis, but superseded it by adding the delineation of more counties and a far more accuarte delineation of the Catawba River and its tributaries. It would also seem that Mouzon consulted an alternate source for the depth soundings noted off of the coastline, as the hydrographic information is decidedly different from that used by Collet. This map exists in three states, of which the present copy represents the second state and which is distinguished from the former by the addition of "Fort Sullivan" to the inset of Charleston Harbour in the map's lower right. It was included in the 1776 edition of Thomas Jefferys' American Atlas , one of the most important works in the history of American cartography. Cumming, North Carolina in Maps , pp.21-22; Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps , 450; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, 83/1 & 150/13; Degrees of Latitude , 44; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America , p.187; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies , p.298; Stevens & Tree, 'Compara [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ACCURATE MAP OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, WITH THEIR INDIAN FRONTIERS, MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, SWAMPS, MARSHES, BAYS, CREEKS, HARBOURS & c., WITH THE ROADS AND INDIAN PATHS AS WELL AS THE BOUNDARY OR PROVINCIAL LINES, THE SEVERAL TOWNSHIPS AND OTHER DIVISIONS OF THE LAND IN BOTH THE PROVINCES; THE WHOLE FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS BY HENRY MOUZON AND OTHERS.

      London: R. Sayer & J. Bennett, May 30th, 1775 [i.e. 1776]. - Copper-engraved map, engraved by Samuel Turner Sparrow with original outline color, on four sheets of two joined pairs, each pair measuring 21 1/2 x 55 7/8 inches, and if joined would measure 43 x 55 7/8 inches. Very good. A rare monumental work, one of the finest and most important maps of the Carolinas, which "appeared on the eve of the American Revolution, and its up-to-date geography made it the most widely consulted map of the area used in the war effort" (DEGREES OF LATITUDE, p.209). The present map was so detailed and geographically advanced that it remained the seminal map of the Carolinas for the following two generations. Its appearance in the days leading up to the American Revolution ensured that it was the primary map used by field commanders on both sides as the dramatic events of the conflict unfolded in the Carolinas. This is evinced by the fact that the very copies used by three of the most important commanders are today preserved in libraries. George Washington's copy, folded and mounted on cloth, resides in the collections of the American Geographical Society. The copy of the French commander, the Comte de Rochambeau, belongs to the collections of the Library of Congress; and British commander Sir Henry Clinton's copy is housed in the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Henry Mouzon produced a map that was one of the finest expressions of American cartography in the years leading up to the Revolution; however, he remains one of the most enigmatic of all the mapmakers of this period. All that is known of him is that this masterly work was devised by Henry Mouzon of Craven County, who was a professional surveyor, and was described as having left "Sundry maps and two copper plates" in the inventory of his estate after his death in April 1777. Mouzon first announced his intention to publish a map depicting just South Carolina in an advertisement in THE SOUTH CAROLINA AND AMERICAN GENERAL ADVERTISER in the Spring of 1774. However, as Mouzon proceeded, he clearly elected to undertake a much greater endeavor that would cover both of the Carolinas, which had been officially divided into the two separate colonies of North and South Carolina in 1730. Mouzon's great work was first published by the leading London firm of Sayer & Bennett in 1775. Up until its publication, it was clear that Mouzon had surpassed all of his antecedents in terms of both the scope and accuracy of the region depicted. He largely derived his portrayal of South Carolina on the two excellent recent maps by military engineer James Cook, A MAP OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1771) and A MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA (1773). He was also well apprised of William De Brahm's monumental MAP OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND A PART OF GEORGIA (1757). Mouzon importantly improved upon these sources by providing greater definition of the rivers and more detail regarding the native settlements located to the west of the Cherokee Line. With regards to his depiction of North Carolina, Mouzon used John Abraham Collet's magnificent A COMPLEAT MAP OF NORTH- CAROLINA (1770) as a basis, but superseded it by adding the delineation of more counties and far more advanced delineation of the Catawba River and its tributaries. It would also seem that Mouzon consulted an alternate source for the depth soundings noted off the coastline, as the hydrographic information is decidedly different from that used by Collet. This map exists in three states, of which the present copy represents the second state, which is distinguished from the former by the addition of "Fort Sullivan" to the inset of Charleston Harbor in the map's lower right. It was included in the 1776 edition of Thomas Jefferys' THE AMERICAN ATLAS., one of the most important works in the history of American cartography. CUMMING, NORTH CAROLINA IN MAPS, pp.21-22. CUMMING, SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS 450. GUTHORN, BRITISH MAPS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 83/1, 150/13. DEGREES OF LATITUDE 44. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG,

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        A Further Examination of our Present American Measures and of the Reasons and the Principles on which they are Founded.

      Printed by R. Cruttwell, Bath, England 1776 - 256 pp. 8vo. Later wrappers. Paperback. Argues for the legitimacy of the American protests and eventual independence. Follows upon the 1774 publication by the author, "Considerations on the measures carrying on with respect to the British colonies in North America." Adams, American Controversy 76-134; Howes R373; Sabin 72154. ESTCT95753. NUC R0385294. Wolf, Lib. Benjamin Franklin 2193. Sowerby, Cat. of the Lib. of Thomas Jefferson 3056. JCB 2319. Removed from a larger volume, lacking the half-title, untrimmed, early inscription identifying author on title page, later marbled wrappers, about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis/ Afbeelding der Marmer soorten./ Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten./ A representation of different sort of marble./ Représentation de marbres.

      - Amsterdam, Johann Christian Sepp, 1776. 4to (303 x 243mm). 5 printed titles in Latin, Dutch, German, English and French, 5 introduction leaves in these languages and 50 leaves of text (including 10 subtitles), describing the plates 1-68. With 98 (of 100) beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary interim blue boards, with handwritten title on frontcover, spine with recent skilful paper repair. A very fine large and uncut copy of the most beautiful book ever published on marbles. The present copy is one of the most complete copies to appear on the market. The work was first published at Nuremberg in 1775 with the text in German and Latin. In the present Amsterdam edition published by Sepp, the most famous Dutch natural history publisher in the 18th century, French, Dutch and English were added. According to Landwehr 'it is one of the best executed publications of Christian Sepp'. Both editons have the same number of plates. The work was published in issues and copies with more than 70 plates are rare. "Magnificent, outstanding color-plate book of the Mineral Kingdom, depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries. Presumably 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 watercoloring, 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 colors have been laid" (Sinkankas 7281). The text is by S.C. Schmidel, who had earlier published a colour plate volume on mineral specimens. The plates are by Adam Ludwig Wirsing (1753-1797) who was an publisher, engraver and art dealer in Nuremberg, specializing in natural history. He engraved plates for some of the most lavish German natural history works such as Trew's 'Hortus nitidissimus', Schaeffer's 'Fungorum.' and many others.Landwehr 1; Sinkankas 7282. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL FACTICE DE TROIS PLAQUETTES : Réponse de M. Necker au discours prononcé par M. de Calonne à l'Assemblée des Notables, concernant les finances de l'Etat - Lettre à M. de Brienne, Chef du Conseil des Finances - Eloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert.

      1776 - A Paris, chez Demonville, 1776 [pour "Eloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert"]. Trois plaquettes reliées en un volume petit in-8 (132 X 202) basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse orné d'un large encadrement de filet et dents de rat dorés, roulette et filets courbes dorés en place des nerfs, petit fleuron et quatre cercles dorés dans les compartiments, coiffes et coupes ornées, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque) ; 107 pages -16 pages - 100 pages (dont titre). Petites restaurations à la reliure, fente au départ du mors supérieur ; cerne de mouillure claire dans l'angle supérieur des 73 à 100 du troisième et dernier ouvrage. INTERESSANTE REUNION de trois textes peu communs du financier et homme politique genevois Jacques NECKER (1732-1804). Le premier mémoire date de 1787 ; il a paru sans page de titre (Cioranescu, 47912). Le deuxième mémoire date de la fin de l'année 1788 puisqu'il est énoncé dès le début du texte que le Cardinal Loménie de Brienne (1727-1794) vient d'être nommé "Contrôleur-Général des Finances". Dans ce mémoire, également paru sans page de titre, l'auteur critique à plusieurs reprises la politique menée par son prédécesseur, Charles Alexandre de Calonne (1734-1802). Enfin pour le troisième ouvrage, dont l'édition originale a été publiée en 1773, Jacques NECKER y dresse un portrait magistral du parfait ministre des finances qu'il rêvait de devenir. « Cet ouvrage [L'"Eloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert"], qui était pour ainsi dire un traité d'administration financière, donna une haute idée de ses connaissances économiques aux gens, et c'était alors le grand nombre, qui jugent de la profondeur des vues par l'obscurité de leur exposition ; quoiqu'il en soit, Necker remporta le prix, et fier de ce triomphe continua sa controverse avec les économistes de l'école du docteur Quesnay » (QUERARD, VI, 394). PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE en reliure d'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FINELY BOUND VOLUME OF COLLECTION OF NECKER MEMOIRES ET COMPTES RENDUS

      1776 - 61 printed articles (ink manuscript index laid in.) Bound in chronological order from 1776 through 1781 including 17 page manuscript (presumably in Necker's hand); 4 steel engraved plates, 2 fine large colored maps of France (one inchlong tear at joint on one map not affecting map itself). Some of pages are cropped but not into text. A few pages were originally printed octavo-size and were later professionally mounted page by page on quarto size sheets. Very Fine rich leather attractive binding with raised bands and mounted spine label. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Military Guide for Young Officers, containing a system of the art of war; etc. etc.

      J. Millan, London 1776 - 8vo. Pp 363 plus unpaginated military dictionary. 2 folding plans, 20 engraved fortification plans and 4 multi-folding engraved maps. All four maps affected by marginal worming which penetrates the borders of the maps. Full calf, raised bands, contrasting title label. Binding structurally tight and sound though well rubbed and with two pieces of leather missing from spine Corners bumped and worn. Better than it sounds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rules and Articles for the Better Government of the Troops Raised, or to be raised and kept in pay by and at the expence of the United States of America

      1776 - The First American Army Regulations The first edition of one of the first and most important acts of Congress after the Declaration of Independence. On June 14, 1776 a committee was formed composed of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Rutledge, James Wilson, and Robert R. Livingston. These committee members revised the 1775 code, which had been published for "the Twelve United English Colonies of North America." The present revised code was recast so as to more closely resemble the British Articles of War. The Continental Congress approved the revised Articles of War on September 20, 1776, and they remained in force, with one major revision, until 1806. This document is the foundation of American military law. At the end is printed a resolution of Congress, dated August 21, 1776, and signed in print by John Hancock as president, stating: "That all persons.found lurking as Spies in or about the fortifications or encampments of the Armies of the United States.shall suffer Death according to the law and usage of nations, by sentence of a Court-Martial." It was under this ruling that Major André was executed for treason in 1780. Evans 15187; Hildeburn 3466; Sabin 74058; NAIP w022042; DNB VII, pp.583-84. 36pp. Original plain paper wrappers, stitched. Spine worn, some light wear and soiling. Discreet ink stamp inside rear cover. Near fine, untrimmed. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        RULES AND ARTICLES FOR THE BETTER GOVERNMENT OF THE TROOPS RAISED, OR TO BE RAISED AND KEPT IN PAY BY AND AT THE EXPENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

      Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1776. - 36pp. Original plain paper wrappers, stitched. Spine worn, some light wear and soiling. Discreet ink stamp inside rear cover. Near fine, untrimmed. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase. The first edition of one of the first and most important acts of Congress after the Declaration of Independence. On June 14, 1776 a committee was formed composed of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Rutledge, James Wilson, and Robert R. Livingston. These committee members revised the 1775 code, which had been published for "the Twelve United English Colonies of North America." The present revised code was recast so as to more closely resemble the British Articles of War. The Continental Congress approved the revised Articles of War on September 20, 1776, and they remained in force, with one major revision, until 1806. This document is the foundation of American military law. At the end is printed a resolution of Congress, dated August 21, 1776, and signed in print by John Hancock as president, stating: "That all persons.found lurking as Spies in or about the fortifications or encampments of the Armies of the United States.shall suffer Death according to the law and usage of nations, by sentence of a Court- Martial." It was under this ruling that Major André was executed for treason in 1780. EVANS 15187. NAIP w022042. HILDEBURN 3466. SABIN 74058. DNB VII, pp.583-84.

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        MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT IN THE HAND OF RICHARD HENRY LEE, SIGNED BY HIM AND BY HIM ON BEHALF OF FRANCIS LIGHTFOOT LEE AND THOMAS NELSON, JR., RELATING TO EFFORTS TO RESOLVE THE CONFLICT OVER THE PENNSYLVANIA-VIRGINIA BOUNDARY].

      [Philadelphia. June 1776]. - [1]p. manuscript on a folio sheet. Sheet inlaid. Several tape repairs on verso, mostly to repair closed tears along folds. A few small chips in the right margin, touching a letter of text. Faint dampstains. Good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. A highly important manuscript document relating to the long-standing dispute regarding the Pennsylvania- Virginia boundary. This document, undated but written in June 1776, shows the divisiveness that existed between two of the most important American colonies on the eve of the Declaration of Independence, and the efforts being made to resolve it by some of the leading supporters of independence. By the summer of 1776 the Pennsylvania-Virginia boundary had been in dispute for nearly a century. In fact, the issue was not definitively settled until the Civil War and the creation of the state of West Virginia. The issue originated in the ambiguous terms of the 1681 grant to William Penn, which conflicted with Virginia's claim to lands "from sea to sea, west and northwest," over any territory not covered by royal grants. Prior to the French and Indian War of the 1750s, Virginia claimed most of what is now southwestern Pennsylvania, and attempted to settle it. The surveying of the Mason-Dixon line the following decade did little to alleviate the dispute, as it indicated that Pennsylvania extended some distance west of the Allegheny Mountains. In 1773, Pennsylvania established Westmoreland County in the disputed territory, and the following year Virginia took possession of Fort Pitt and the Westmoreland County seat, arresting the justices who refused to recognize the jurisdiction of Virginia. The dispute almost boiled into open warfare in 1774-75, as the last colonial governor, Lord Dunmore, sought to bring the Virginia frontier under control. In 1776, Pennsylvania proposed that a temporary boundary, "as nearly correspondent to the true one as possible such as will 'do no injury to either party,'" should be established. The present document is the response of three of the Virginia delegates to the Continental Congress, who received the proposal. The document is in the hand of Richard Henry Lee, who has signed it himself, and has also added the signatures of two of his fellow Virginia delegates, Thomas Nelson, Jr., and his brother, Francis Lightfoot Lee. The text reads: "The Virginia Delegates have received the proposal for establishing a temporary boundary between the States of Virginia and Pennsylvania and for answer, say, their power is ended; having been expressly limited to the line already proposed to the honorable Convention of the State of Pennsylvania as a temporary boundary. That they will without delay transmit the proposal of the honorable Committee to the Governor and Council of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in order to its being laid before the General Assembly that meets early in October next; and in the mean time they wish that the influence of both governments may be exerted to preserve friendship and peace between the people of both States on the controverted Boundary." At the time this proposal was considered, Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, and Thomas Nelson, Jr. were all representing Virginia in the Second Continental Congress, and all three men would affix their signatures to the Declaration of Independence the following month. Richard Henry Lee, in fact, formally put forth the motion on June 7, calling on the Congress to declare independence. A highly important step on the road to independence, suspending a dramatic conflict between two of the leading colonies about to become the United States.

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        COLONY OF MASSACHUSETT'S-BAY, 1776. WE THE SUBSCRIBERS, DO EACH OF US SEVERALLY FOR OURSELVES, PROFESS, TESTIFY AND DECLARE BEFORE GOD AND THE WORLD, THAT WE VERILY BELIEVE THAT THE WAR, RESISTANCE AND OPPOSITION IN WHICH THE UNITED AMERICAN COLONIES ARE NOW ENGAGED AGAINST THE FLEETS AND ARMIES OF GREAT-BRITAIN, IS ON THE PART OF THE SAID COLONIES, JUST AND NECESSARY.

      [Watertown: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1776]. - Broadside on a folio sheet, 13 1/4 x 8 inches. Old folds. Faint offsetting from folding. Light stain in center right margin. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase. A rare Revolutionary oath, printed as a broadside and sent to towns throughout Massachusetts in 1776. Issued shortly after May 1, some two months before the formal Declaration of Independence of early July, the text calls on citizens to pledge not to, "during the said War, directly or indirectly, in any Ways, aid, abet or assist, any of the Naval or Land Forces of the King of Great- Britain, or any employ'd by him; or supply them with any Kind of Provisions, Military or Naval Stores." The oath further calls on citizens not to communicate any intelligence to British forces, recruit anyone to the British army or navy, or "take up or bear Arms against this or either of the United Colonies." Rather, the colonists pledge to "defend by Arms, the United American Colonies." This oath was printed in accordance with the Massachusetts legislature's passage of the act of May 1, 1776, severing ties with Great Britain. The bottom half of this document is blank, and was meant to be signed in manuscript by those ascribing to the oath. The present copy is unaccomplished. Evans notes that the copy in the Massachusetts Archives is signed by James Otis, James Bowdoin, and other well-known Boston area patriots. NAIP and Ford together locate only five copies. Rare. EVANS 14840. NAIP w007237. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 2030. BRISTOL B4251. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43064.

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        DOCUMENT SIGNED BY JOHN MORTON, BEING A PRINTED FORM, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, APPOINTING DAVID JOHNSTON TO A MILITARY COMMAND IN THE PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION].

      [Np, but Philadelphia]. July 8, 1776. - Broadside, 8 x 10 inches. Old fold lines. Separation along vertical fold repaired and reinforced. Minor paper loss in center of document also repaired and reinforced, minutely affecting three letters of text. Left edge trimmed closely, affecting first word of each line. Light soiling. Signature clear and distinct. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case. Partially printed broadside, completed in manuscript, appointing David Johnston, Gentleman, "third lieutenant of a company of foot in the fifth Battalion of Associators in the County of Cumberland.for the protection of this province, against all hostile enterprizes, and for the defence of American Liberty." The document is signed by John Morton (1725-77), a signer of the Declaration of Independence a few days earlier, in his capacity as the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly. "Morton played a significant role in Pennsylvania's movement toward independence. As Quaker assemblymen grew less willing to support ever-stronger resistance measures in 1775, Morton was part of the crucial Chester County assembly delegation, which provided the slim margin of support for organizing a state militia. Morton tried unsuccessfully to preserve political unity in Pennsylvania as the decision for independence was forced on the assembly in 1776. Although he acknowledged that the colonial assembly was too slow to support independence, Morton opposed the new government organized under the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776. He believed that the state constitutional convention exceeded its popular support by establishing a radically different form of government for the province and by temporarily serving as a state government. He served as a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses and signed the Declaration of Independence, making possible Pennsylvania's three-to-two vote in favor of withdrawal from the British Empire. He chaired the congressional committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation, although he did not live to see them ratified" - ANB. Since Morton died less than nine months after the Declaration, the first Signer to die, his signature post- Independence is rare, and any Signer in 1776 is desirable. This document, however, is about as close as one can come to a Signer's signature on July 4, 1776. Since 1975, only seven letters or documents have come on the market signed by Signers in July 1776. The famous Caesar Rodney letter of July 4, the only one by any Signer actually written on the day, sold for $400,000 at the Doheny sale in 1989. The next closest, a Robert Morris letter of July 6, sold for $7500 at the Maass sale in 1999. The present document is the next closest to these, on July 8. Letters of Arthur Middleton and William Ellery, both of July 10, sold for $80,000 in 2008 and $110,000 in 1990. After this comes the famed Doheny- Copley document of July 12, signed by Button Gwinnett and five other Signers, which realized $190,000 at Doheny and sold for $690,000 at Sotheby's April 14, 2010 sale of material from the Copley Library. Distinguished company indeed. This document, from the Copley Library collection, has never appeared for public sale. ANB 15, p.951.

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

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

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        The Lottery Magazine (or Monthly Repository of Politics, Literature and Useful Entertainment): July 1776 to October 1777 (Including very early map of the city of New York)

      London: Johnson & Co 1776 - 1st issue of this rare and important work - HB in original vellum binding by James Stevenson and printed by Johnson & Co. at their Old State Lottery Office at 4 Ludgate Hill. 512pp. incl. decorative title page for volume, followed by title page for July 1776 which has b/w portrait of Lord Lyttleton opposite. Original lottery tickets, with handwritten numbers & signature, are laid in to the first pages of the following months: July & August 1776 and July, August, September & October 1777. The importance of this book lies in its promotion of the British Colonies, and in particular North America. Therefore, it contains much information on foreign and domestic intelligence plus 1) Quite possibly the first printing in this country of the Declaration of Independence, written in full, from Congress July 4th 1776 and a very early fold-out map of New York City, size: 25 x 18cm, which includes slips, wharves, Broad Way, churches, markets, Rope Walk, Powder House, tan yards plus much more. 2) A fold-out accurate map of Canada & adjacent countries, size: 24 x 18cm, exhibiting present seat of war between Gt. Britain and her Colonies by T. Bowen 3) A fold-out Draught of the Harbour of Halifax in Nova Scotia, size: 23 x 18cm, by an Officer on board the Rainbow and 4) Plan of the City of Quebec, size: 11 x 18cm. There are also several further plates specially engraved for the Lottery Magazine, all original. This rare volume is in remarkable condition for its age with new, recent spine titles in gilt on red leather panels and prev. owner name in ink on ffep 'C.H. Daniel, Ivy Cottage, Blackheath, 1798' along with binding details 'James Stevenson, apprentice to Mr. Muskett, Prospect Cottage, Shooters HIll'. There are a few pencil notes to a couple of pages but otherwise clean and tight, size: 13.5 x 22.5cm. **Contact bookseller direct for more photos**

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        July 1776 Continental Army Revolutionary War Muster Roll

      Massachusetts 1776 - Partially Printed Document Signed. [Massachusetts], July [1776], with signatures added through September. 1 p., 8 x 13 1/8 in. A 1776 muster roll enlisting Massachusetts men in the Continental Army, beginning just five days after the Declaration of Independence. Some of the 21 men signing had served at Lexington and Concord. TranscriptWe the Subscribers do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the Service of the Massachusetts State, to continue in Service till the first Day of January next, unless sooner dismissed: And each of us do engage to provide ourselves with a good Fire Arm and Bayonet, Cartridge Box, Knapsack and Blanket, a Wooden Bottle or Canteen, and to do Duty in Either of the New England States: And we engage faithfully to obey such Orders as we shall receive from Time to Time from the Officers that are or shall be appointed over us, and to be subject to such Regulations as are provided for the Continental Army. Dated this 9 Day Uriel Whitney July 9David Jenkins DoDaniel Willard DoWilliam Kemp 22Moses Chase 22Thomas Tarbell 23Henry Swan 23Oliver Farnsworth 27Moses Ames 28Thomas Nichols 28John Trowbridge 28Joseph Frost Amos ames Junr 29 AugustLemuel Parker Jun 8Ephrm: Russell 19Abel his X mark Laken 20Lemuel Parker Sept 1Jonathan Tarbell 1Simeon NuttingValintine his X Mark WhitmanWilliam Hall. JrJohn WestcutHistorical BackgroundThis muster roll enlisted men from the area around Groton, Massachusetts. Each was required to provide the basics of personal battlefield supplies such as firearms and ammunition, and a canteen. This printed document enlisted a company for at least six months. Some of the men listed, including Jenkins, Kemp, and Russell, had responded to the Lexington alarm on April 19, 1775.

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        AN ORATION DELIVERED AT THE STATE-HOUSE, IN PHILADELPHIA, TO A VERY NUMEROUS AUDIENCE; ON THURSDAY THE 1st OF AUGUST, 1776.

      Philadelphia Printed; London, Re-printed for E. Johnson, 1776. - [2],42pp. Modern paper covered boards, printed paper label. A few light fox marks; faint stain in gutter of first text page. Closed tear in one leaf, not affecting text. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. A curious, and spurious, Revolutionary pamphlet, allegedly printing an oration by Samuel Adams, which was not written by him, and which was never published in Philadelphia. This text was issued in the wake of the American Declaration of Independence, and whoever the author was, he was well-versed in revolutionary rhetoric. Howes calls it "a London forgery designed to show that the colonies were bent on independence." "It extols the merits of the newly independent colonies, but overtones suggest that it was actually written in England" - Adams. A Dublin edition followed the same year. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76-106a. HOWES A72. SABIN 344.

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        Bibliotheque orientale ou dictionaire universel contenant tout ce qui regarde la connoissance des peuples de L Orient

      Maastrich, 1776 - Folio, portadilla, portada, 26 pgs, 954 pgs.Ejemplar completo y en buen estado.Esta obra es un clásico de estudios arábigos. Good copy of this classical work on the arabic culture and language [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Efterretning om rudera eller levninger af de gamle nordmænds og islænderes bygninger paa Grønlands wester-side, tilligemed et anhang om deres undergang sammesteds.

      1776 - Copenhagen, A. F. Stein, 1776. 8:o. 80 pp. Sewn in contemporary stiff grey paper wrappers, worn, with MS titles on spine and front cover. Spine defective. Old library label on front cover. Old notes on inside of front cover and on title. Dampstain in lower half of the text from p. 65 to the end. Unidentified old oval stamp with the initials "NLSB" and an unreadable signature, dated november 1 1909. Bibliotheca danica III:646. On the remains and extinction of the scandinavian and icelandic settlements on Greenland. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Political Tracts. Containing, The False Alarm. Falkland's Islands. The Patriot; and, Taxation No Tyranny

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1776 - Four tracts, the most famous is 'Taxation no Tyranny; An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress [1775]' pp. 169-264 First collected edition, one of 750 copies. 8vo (8-7/8 x 5-1/2 inches. [iv], 264 pp, with fly-title to The False Alarm preceding the general title. Contemporary half vellum (with vellum corners), rebacked in antiqued tan calf, leather label. Moderate foxing; UNCUT. Early signature of C. Runnington of the Inner Temple on title. Fleeman 76.4PT.1; Sabin 36302; Courtney & Nicol-Smith p 127; Tinker 1362; Adams (1980) 76-71a; ESTC t130899 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El rey. Virreyes, Presidentes de mis audiencias, y Gobernadores de los Reynos de las Indias. En carta de ocho de Octubre del año mil setecientos setenta y dos dio cuenta mi Real Audiencia de Goathemala, de que habiendo recordado el Ensayador de aquel Reyno la inobservancia de las Ordenanzas

      1776 - The American natives and mulattos are the best silversmiths. 1776. San Idelfonso. In folio. 9 ff. Unbound. Rare Royal Decree signed October 12 1776, communicating the 1745 Ordinance, regarding the exercise and conformation of the silversmith proffesion, addressed to the Indies, with interesting notes of the office’s Saint (Saint Eloy) and the conditions required for the organization of the workers, apprentices and most particularly on the tax to be collected. The imprint expressly recognizes the superior skill of the American natives and mulattos in the craftsmanship. Signed at the end by Thomas Ortiz de Landazuri, giving notice of its reception by the Contaduria General de las Indias. Landazuri serves 16 years in the secretary of New Spain viceroyalty; in 1764 he was appointed to make an assessment of the colonial commerce state. He was General Accountant for the Supreme Council of the Indies, and his collaboration to the 1778 regulation was significant. Kuethe , Allan J., “La desregulación comercial y la reforma imperial en la época de Carlos III; los casos de Nueva España y Cuba.” Historia mexicana, v.41, no.2 (162) (oct.-dic., 1991), p. 265-292.

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        Les A Propos de Societé ou Chansons de M.L**** Tom. I [II]. [Subtitle]: Together with: Les A Propos de La Folie ou Chansons Grotesques, Grivoises et Annonces de Parade

      [Paris]. [1776]. 3 volumes. Octavo. Contemporary gilt-ruled mottled calf with spines in decorative compartments gilt, triple gilt rules to boards, marbled edges. 1f. (title), [iii]-x, 1f. (engraved plate), 302 pp.; 1f. (title), 1f. (engraved plate), 316 pp.; 1f. (title), [iii]-vi, 1f. (engraved plate), 319, [i] pp. With errata to all three volumes. With fine engraved pictorial frontispieces, title pages and smaller engravings, after Moreau, throughout, including charming depictions of contemporary French society. Head- and tailpieces throughout. With the small bookplate of Douglas Maxwell Moffatt to front pastedowns of each volume. Contains the melody and text to 264 chansons.Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spines slightly chipped at head and tail. Spotting to several leaves in Vol. III; some minor foxing. A very good and attractive copy overall. . First Edition. Lesure p. 661. RISM Recueils BII p. 97 (one copy of all three volumes in the U.S. and Great Britain).An elegantly-printed collection.

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        Partie Méridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, La Caroline et la Virginie.

      1776 - Venice, 1776. Original outline colour. 490 x 580mm. Shows from Delaware Bay south to New Orleans, with the title in a rococo cartouche bottom right. Derived from the french map published by D'Anville.

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        A Journey to the Highlands of Scotland. With Occasional Remarks on Dr. Johnson's Tour

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

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        Herrn Pitton von Tournefort [ ] Beschreibung einer auf königlichen Befehl unternommenen Reise nach der Levante. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Erster Band. [Und:] Dritter Band.

      Nürnberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1776/77. 8°, Bd. 1: Titelbl. m. Titelkupfer, 2 Bl. "Vorbericht des Uebersetzers", 1 Bl. "Innhalt", 503 S. m. 44 gestochenen Taf. (davon 4 gefaltet); Bd. 3: Titelbl. m. Titelkupfer, 1 Bl. "Innhalt", 641 S. (Paginierungssprung: nach S. 57 als S. 60 paginiert) mit 60 gestochenen Taf. , 1 Bl. Bindeanweisung., HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rundum-Rotschnitt, Rücken gebrochen, Verluste an den Kapitalen, Kanten beschabt, twl. etw. gebräunt u. min. stockfl.; Bd. 1: hint. Vs. verklebt, Vs. mit wenigen Wurmfrassspuren, Ecken bestossen, Bd. 3: hint. Deckel gelockert, Kanten durchgerieben, vorletztes Bl. tlw. lose, die Taf. Nr. 39 ist nach Taf. Nr. 21, die Nr. 25 nach Nr. 27, die Nr. 55 nach Nr. 56 eingebunden. Innen gutes und meist frisches Ex. Preis in CHF: 1210. Dt. EA. (Nur) zwei Bände der dreibändigen deutschen Ausgabe der Dokumentation der im Auftrag von Louis XIV. unternommenen Forschungsreise nach der Levante um 1700; enthält haupsächlich botanische, ethnologische und archäologische Studien und entsprechende Abb..

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        Carte de la Prusse occidentale ou sont tracees les Provinces cedees par la Pologne au Roi de Prusse..

      Venedig 1776. Karte zeigt gesamt Preussen mit Danzig und der Ostseeküste, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 45 x 65. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        THE AMERICAN MILITARY POCKET ATLAS; BEING AN APPROVED COLLECTION OF CORRECT MAPS, BOTH GENERAL AND PARTICULAR, OF THE BRITISH COLONIES; ESPECIALLY THOSE WHICH NOW ARE, OR PROBABLY MAY BE THE THEATRE OF WAR: TAKEN PRINCIPALLY FROM THE ACTUAL SURVEYS AND JUDICIOUS OBSERVATIONS OF ENGINEERS.AND OTHER OFFICERS EMPLOYED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FLEETS AND ARMIES.

      London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, [1776]. - Titlepage, 2pp. dedication to "Gov. Pownall," 2pp. "Advertisement," 1p. "List of maps," and six engraved maps, handcolored in outline. Contemporary marbled boards; rebacked to style with modern calf, gilt leather label. Boards worn. Maps with some light foxing and soiling. Light wear at edges and folds, slight separation at some folds. Map 2 with a split along length of one vertical fold. About very good. The "Holster Atlas": one of the most important atlases of the American Revolution, designed for use in the field. The "Holster Atlas" was issued at the suggestion of Governor George Pownall and included the "maps that the British high command regarded as providing essential topographical information in the most convenient form" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg). This collection of maps was published by Sayer and Bennet at the beginning of the Revolution for the use of British officers. "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 to suit the Pockets of Officers of all Ranks" (Advertisement). Although the publishers claimed the atlas would fit into an officer's pocket, it was more usually carried in a holster and thus gained its nickname. The atlas was generally bound in an octavo format, as is the case in this copy. The six maps are as follow: 1) Dunn, Samuel: NORTH AMERICA, AS DIVIDED AMONGST THE EUROPEAN POWERS. BY SAMUEL DUNN, MATHEMATICIAN. London: printed for Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (13 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches). 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. London: Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). Engraved for Dunn's A NEW ATLAS (London, 1774). The "Advertisement" describes these first two maps as "a general map of the part of the globe, called North America, and a second general map of those islands, shores, gulfs, and bays, which form what is commonly called the West Indies; these we consider as introductory, and as giving a general idea, and we trust a just one." 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. London: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, Aug. 14, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (20 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches). First state, also issued as a separate map. This map was re- issued in 1788 with the title changed to reflect the new political realities. McCORKLE, NEW ENGLAND 776.11. SELLERS & VAN EE 143. STEVENS & TREE 65. 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. London: R. Sayer & J. Bennet, Oct. 15, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (20 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches). Based on Lewis Evans map of 1755, with additions and corrections. STEPHENSON & McKEE, VIRGINIA, p.82 (an image of the Evans map). 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 FLORI

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        1776 Revolutionary War inventory of equipment given to Captains in the Continental Army

      Document, 1 p 8.5? x 7.75?, n.p., March 19,[ 1776]. Minor staining and toning, professionally repaired tear at the bottom edge, not affecting writing. Overall fine condition.Quartermaster Nicholas Quackenbush?s account of equipment inventoried on March 19, 1776, for pick axes, spades, Iron shovels, shod shovels, axes, crow bars and saws issued to Captains William Lawson, Benj. Egbert, Samuell Johnson, George Jareuay, Tyler, Warner, Buckhannon, Thortinburgh, Burningham, Fischer, John Tailor and M. James Wessels.Nicholas Quackenbush (1734-1813) was a member of a powerful Dutch family in the Hudson River Valley. He sided with the Revolutionary cause, serving as Assistant Deputy Quartermaster to the Continental forces in Albany with rank as Major. In this capacity, Quackenbush, situated roughly half way between Albany and Montreal, was one of the most important people in the region, coordinating critical supplies that would ultimately result in the defeat of Burgoyne at Saratoga in 1777

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        PRINCIPIOS MILITARES.

      Barcelona, Eulalia Piferrer Viuda, 1776.en que se explican las operaciones de la guerra subterranea, o el modo de dirigir, fabricar, y usar las minas y contra - minas en el ataque y defensa de las plazas. Dispuestos para la instruccion de la ilustre juventud del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. FIRST EDITION, 1776. Small 4to, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5½ inches, 24 folding engraved plates and plans, pages: (30), 286, Spanish text, bound in full antique mottled leather, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed, cover edges slightly worn, several scrapes to surface of upper cover, ink ownership stamp to half - title, top of title page and lower margin of page 15, small correction to 2 words, few pale brown marks to final page of text, small light stain to lower blank corner of last 4 plates, otherwise contents fine and bright, a couple of plates protruding slightly from text block. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. A scarce Spanish technical military book. The author Don Raimundo Sanz is described on the title page as Cabellero del Orden de Santiago, Mariscal de Campo de los Exercitos de S. M., y Coronel del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Experimental Essays on Medical and Philosophical Subjects

      London: T. Becket and T. Cadell, 1776. Octavo, two folding tables and four folding plates; slight water-staining, especially to final pages, neat library stamps to title and plates; modern brown morocco. Malt for scurvy. An important work, including Macbride's essay "On the Scurvy". The author's "Malt" was one of the main antiscorbutics used on Cook's voyages, although it has since been proved to have little effect. David Macbride (1726-1778), a chemist and physician, entered the Royal Navy after an apprenticeship with a civilian surgeon. He served as mate aboard a hospital ship and then surgeon during the war of Austrian succession (1741-1748). His seafaring experience enabled him to make a careful study of scurvy, and was the catalyst for his lifelong search for an effective antiscorbutic. After leaving the navy he set up as a surgeon and accoucheur in 1752, 'but bashfulness limited his practice for several years' (DNB). Macbride is best remembered for this work on scurvy, which extends the theoretical work of John Pringle. Macbride argued that the disease was related to the loss of fixed air (carbon dioxide). As a cheap and accessible source of fixed air, he recommended the use of infusions of malt - "worts" - taken from the liquid remaining when malt is suspended in water. The solution was tested with some apparent success by his brother Admiral John Macbride on HMS Jason and, despite less tangible results on the voyages of Wallis and Carteret, Macbride's Malt was one of the main treatments taken with Cook on the Endeavour. Cook was so taken with the Malt that he continued to use and value it during his second voyage, leading Lloyd and Coulter to comment that 'contrary to general belief… Cook's voyages delayed rather than hastened the introduction of the true cure of scurvy' (Medicine & the Navy). This is the third and final edition of a work first published in 1764. All editions are now quite rare.

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        A rare 1776 Rhode Island Revolutionary War enlistment document signed or marked by nine militiamen, one of whom later served at the Siege of Yorktown

      Manuscript Document Signed by nine soldiers, 2 pages on a single leaf, 8\" x 13\", Newport Rhode Island, April 28, 1776, in which they agree to serve \"as soldiers in ye Pay of the Colony of Rhode Island for the preservation of the Liberties of America...\" Fold separations repaired with archival tissue, moderately toned, else very good overall. A rare Rhode Island enlistment document, signed or marked by nine soldiers, all of whom promise to, \"solemnly engage and enlist our selves as Soldiers in ye pay of the Colony of Rhode Island for the preservation of the Liberties of America and the Defence [sic] of the United Colonies in General and of this Colony in Particular From the Day of our Enlistment for one year unless the Service Admit of a Discharge sooner Which Shall Bee [sic] at the Discretion of the General Assembly And We Hereby Promise to Submit our selves to all the orders and Regulations of the Army and Faithfully to observe and obey all Such orders as We shall Receive from time to time fr

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

      Philadelphia, printed; London, re-printed: For J. Almon, 1776.. [4],54pp. Dbd. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. The first British edition, fourth issue, of Paine's monumentally important pamphlet. The work was of such general interest that this London edition was issued before the Declaration of Independence, with notices of it appearing in periodicals in June 1776. Gimbel identifies four separate issues of this first London printing: issued with PLAIN TRUTH... with blank spaces where offending passages (hiatuses) were left out; the same with blanks completed in manuscript; issued by itself with the blank spaces; and by itself with the blanks completed in manuscript. The present copy conforms to the fourth description. The hiatuses replaced words in Paine's original text that cast aspersions on the British crown and government. Usually the blank spaces simply replace words, but sometimes they remove entire phrases or sentences. In the present copy those hiatuses are completed in manuscript. GIMBEL CS-27. HOWES P17. SABIN 58214. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76- 107c. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 222y. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 14.

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