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        Traites sur les Coutumes Anglo-Normandes, Publies en Angleterre.

      1776 - Notable Eighteenth-Century Comparative Study of Early English and French Law Houard, David [1725-1802]. Traites sur les Coutumes Anglo-Normandes, Publies en Angleterre, Depuis le Onzieme, Jusqu'au Quatorzieme Siecle: Ouvrage qui Supplee aux Monuments de l'Histoire & de la Legislation Francoise, Qui nous Manquoient Depuis la Cessation des Capitulaires, Jusqu'aux Premieres Ordonnances de nos Rois de la Troisieme Race. Rouen: Le Boucher le Jeune/ Paris: Durand Neveu, 1776. Four volumes. Complete set. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines with raised bands and lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, edges rouged, ribbon markers. Light to moderate rubbing to extremities, minor scuffing to boards, front joint of Volume III partially cracked, chips and wear to fore-edges, joints of Volume IV starting at ends, nineteenth-century armorial bookplates (of John Beames) to front pastedowns. Attractive woodcut head-pieces and title-page devices. Light toning, negligible foxing in places, internally clean. Ex-library. Old paper location labels to spines, card pockets to rear pastedowns. A solid copy of a scarce set. * Only edition. The scope of this massive comparative study is evident in a listing of its contents, which includes original scholarship and editions of primary texts: Preface, Dissertation Preliminaire sur les Variations de la Legislation Francoise et Angloise, Depuis l'entree des Saxons dans les Gaules Jusqu'au Onzieme siecle, Extraits du Domesday, Loix d'Henry I, Traites sur les Coutumes Angloises, par Glanville, Leges Malcomi Mackenneth, Ejus Nominis Secundi, Regiam Majestatem, Quoniam Attachiamenta, Leges & Consuetudines Burgorum, Curia Quatuor Burgorum, Statuta Gildoe, Assisa Regis David, Iter Camerarii, Brevis, & Succincta Forma Itineris, Statuta Wilhelmi Regis, Leges Forestarum, Statuta Alexandri Secundi, Prima Statuta Roberti Primi, Statuta Secunda Roberti Primi, Assisa & Statuta Davidis Secundi, Statuta Roberti Secundi, Acta Parliamenti Roberti Tertii, Fleta, Liber I-VI, Traite de Britton, Somme de Hornes ou Myrror de Justices. Houard was a respected scholar of the customary law of Normandy who investigated links between Norman early English law. In addition to several studies of Norman coutumes, Hourd's works include Anciennes Loix des Francois, Conservees Dans les Coutumes Anglois [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. (&quote;CG Schütz&quote; bzw. &quote;Schütz&quote;).

      Halle, 1776.. Zusammen (2+2=) 4 SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel)Blatt. Folio und 4to.. An seine Braut Anna Henriette (&quote;Jettchen&quote;) Danovius. I: &quote;Also darf ich Sie die Meinige nennen? Und es ist kein Traum daß Sie mich lieben, erwünschte, geliebteste, und liebenswürdigste Freundin! Und es ist gewiß, daß Ihr verehrungswürdiger Herr Bruder mit unsern Wünschen sympathisiret? und daß Ihre zärtlichgesinnte Frau Schwester ihren holden Beyfall dazu gegeben? Das alles erzählten mir auf einmal die letzten Briefe unsrer Griesbachs [...] Am dreyzehnten Januar (die[e]s war einer von den traurigen Monaten, wo ich ganz von denen die meine Seele liebte getrennt, und einsiedlerisch oft blos mit mir selbst zu sprechen aufgelegt war[)], schrieb ich in mein Tagebuch: [...] Wer weiß ob das Mädchen, das mich lieben wird, nicht in dieser Stunde, in so manchen andern, mit mir gleichen Drang, und gleiche Tröstung empfindet.' [...] Di[e]s waren die Gedanken, mit denen sich, wie gesagt, am 13ten Januar der ehrliche Schwärmer zu seinem Schlafe vorbereitete; und sind seine Ahndungen nicht wunderbar eingetroffen? [...] Getrost, meine Geliebte, der Tag ist bald da [...], da es Ihnen nicht der todte Buchstabe, da es Ihnen die lebendige Sprache der Seele sagen soll, welche Seligkeit es sey Sie zu lieben, und von Ihnen sich geliebt zu sehn [...]&quote; (Br. v. 31. Oktober 1776). Schütz' Schwager, der Theologe Johann Jakob Griesbach (1745-1812) lebte in Jena, wo bald auch Schütz hinziehen sollte. - II: &quote;Warten Sie nur, loses Mädchen; was wollen Sie denn mit dem Hochwohlgebohrnen Herrn? Ich glaubte gar Sie haben den Herrn von Schirach in Gedanken gehabt, Gott verzeih mir die Sünde! Genug ich habe daraus nicht klug werden können [...] Dismal bekam ich [...] den deutschen Merkur aus Weimar, über Jena, worauf auswendig Hr. Hofrath Eber mir ein sehr angenehmes Compliment geschrieben hatte. Erwiedern [!] Sie doch dieses, Theuerstes Mädchen, moia Kuchanka, aufs beste, und sagen Sie, daß mir dieses Compliment allein den Brief bezalt hätte! Denn der Mercur war das Porto nicht werth! [...]&quote; (Br. v. 2./3. Dezember 1776; an den Rändern etwas fleckig). - Christian Gottfried Schütz war neben C. M. Wieland und F. J. Bertuch Mitbegründer und Hauptredakteur der &quote;Allgemeinen Literaturzeitung&quote;, stand in persönlichem wie brieflichem Verkehr mit Schiller und Goethe und übernahm 1804 eine Professur für Literaturgeschichte und Beredsamkeit in Halle, wo er mit Johann Samuel Ersch die &quote;Hallesche Literaturzeitung&quote; fortsetzte.

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        Idea della storia, e delle consuetudini antiche della Valle Lagarina, ed in particolare del roveretano.

      s.n.,, S.n.t. (Rovereto?), 1776 - Cm. 29, pp. viii, 295 (1). Con capolettera decorati, bei fregi xilografici una tavola genealogica ripiegata f.t. Ex libris nobiliare inciso. Leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti. Esemplare genuino e molto marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questa preziosa fonte di studio per la Vallagarina e gli avvenimenti storici che conivolsero il Trentino prima del '700. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Catalogo di Commedie Italiane

      Venice: Nella stamperia di Modesto Fenzo, 1776 - Tommaso Farsetti's fine collection of books and manuscripts was extremely rich in Italian literature and history. A series of specialised catalogues was published between 1771 and 1778, prepared by the distinguished Venetian librarian Jacopo Morelli (1745-1819), with the collector's assistance-all of which are rare. This catalogue of Italian plays is preceded by an introduction by Farsetti in which he explains his criteria for inclusion. There are bibliographical notes to many of the entries and omissions from Allacci's Drammaturgia are noted. A 28-page list of additions was added to some later issues, but this exceptionally fine copy is clearly of the earliest issue, before the additions were made. OCLC lists copies at Yale, Newberry, Univ of Chicago, Harvard, Toronto, BL, BNF, Cambridge First edition. 12mo. Engraved arms on title page. viii, 179 pp. Contemporary pre-binding stiff wrappers, untrimmed. An exceptionally attractive copy, fine [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A General Map of the Middle British Colonies¿

      London 1776 - Original outline color; reinforced fold separation & wear, slight losses due to abrasion, mended split into surface; nice, dark printing impression; overall very good, especially for a map originally issued folded. A scarce, handsomely engraved edition of the great Evans map intended for use by British officers serving in the American Revolution. This edition appeared as both a separate and in a work called the American Military Pocket Atlas, styled the ¿Holster Atlas,¿ as it was intended to provide a geographic overview for British officers being shipped off to battle the rebellious colonists. This was a new state, second issue, of the often-used Kitchin-Jefferys-Sayer plate but with significant changes (¿¿so strangely altered as to be almost unrecognizable,¿). An important improvement in this state was the expansion of the inset at upper left to contain all of the Great Lakes not already shown on the map proper. The shapes of Lake Ontario and Erie have also been updated, and the map was expanded to include some of Canada north of the lakes. Many of the other changes, especially in the Ohio area, reintroduced Evans¿ original delineations that were distorted in the earlier states of the present plate. Forts are shown in abundance in New York, especially in the Lake Champlain region, and in Pennsylvania. Roads and trails are also shown throughout. Stevens Map XV, see also XIV.

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        Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

      Sassari, G. Piattoli, 1776. Small-8vo (145 x 100mm) . pp. (10), 334, (2), with 1 engraved title and 6 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly floral gilt spine with 5 raised bands and 2 gilt-lettered labels. This charming and nicely illustrated early monograph of the birds of Sardinia is devided into Land- and Water-Birds. It was also published as the second volume of the author's "Storia Naturale di Sardegna". Francesco Cetti (1726-1778) was a Jesuit priest and was sent to Sardinia to help improve the standard of education on the island. In 1766 he was appointed to the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Sassari. Cetti is commemorated in the name of the Cetti's Warbler 'Cettia cetti'. Some pages with small wormhole (not affecting the letterpress); else a good copy of this scarce ornithological treatise.//cf. Nissen IVB, 859; Wood 283.

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        Gli elementi dell'arte sfigmica, o sia la dottrina del polso ricavata dall'antica, e moderna storia della medicina chinese, ed europea, indi combinata, e ridotta a regole non meno sicure, che facili..

      . Neapel Gaetano Castellano, 1776, Kl.4°, (4), XX, 179, (1) pp., 2 gefalt. Taf., Pergamenteinband der Zeit; etwas fleckig, im unteren Rand der ersten vier Seiten ein Wurmloch.. Zweite Ausgabe einer wichtigen Quelle zur Geschichte der Pulsuntersuchung, mit einem besonderen Schwerpunt der Pulsuntersuchung in der Chinesischen Medizin. - Carlo Gandini (1705-1788), "lebte als Arzt in Genua in der zweiten Hälfte des 18.Jahrhunderts und trieb mit Vorliebe nebenbei physikalische Studien. - Ampia disquisizione sulla dottrina dei polsi con richiami alla medicina cinese ed asiatica ad alla scuola europea. Esame dei metodi diagnostici e caratteristiche delle alterazioni di ciascun organo interno. - Deals with the history of the pulse in China, Asia, and Europe. Cited by Sprengel, and Amber and Babey-Brooke. - Blake, p.165.

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        Institution des sourds et muets, par la voie des signes méthodiques; ouvrage qui contient le project d'une langue universelle, par l'entremise des signes naturels assujettis à une méthode.

      Chez Nyon l'ainé, Paris 1776 - In-8vo. (16 cm) de VIII, 228, 132, [4] pp. Encadernação em inteira de carneira, coeva, corte das folhas marmoreado, ferros a ouro na lombada. Bom exemplar. Pouco vulgar. Primeira edição da primeira parte junto com a reimpressão dos programas para o ensino dos surdos-mudos, bem como as cartas que o autor publicou pela primeira vez em 1774. Advogado e padre, L'Epee desenvolveu um trabalho pioneiro no ensino de surdos-mudos. Baseado na sua teoria da comunicação gestual, criou um alfabeto de sinais que ensinava na escola por si fundada em 1755 na cidade de Paris e que, em 1791, por ordem da Assembleia Nacional viria a ser a "Institution National des Sourds et Muets" granjeando grande fama não só em França como álem-fronteiras.

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        Vermischte Chirurgische Schriften. 3 Bde.

      . Berlin und Stettin, bey Friedrich Nicolai 1776-1782, Gr.8°, (16), 352; (16), 302; (16), 344 pp., 4 z.T. color. Kupferstichtafeln, 3 Halbledereinbände der Zeit; feines Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe. Mit Bilguer und Theden stand Johann Lebercht Schmucker (1712-1786), berühmter "Königlich Preußischen ersten Generalchirurgicus von der Armee, Director der chirurgischen militärischen Feldhospitäler und Mitglied der Römisch-Kaiserlichen Academie der Naturforscher", an der Spitze des Sanitätswesen im 7-jährigen Krieg. - Als 1. General - Chirurgicus beteiligte er sich an fast allen Schlachten dieser Zeit. Bei Soor erhielt er einen Schuss durch das Kinn und einen zweiten durch den Hals, bei Prag einen Schuss an den Rand der Orbita. - Die von ihm selbst und seinen Feldärzten gewonnenen Kriegserfahrungen legte er in den vorliegenden 3 Bänden nieder. In insgesamt 135 Beobachtungen und Krankengeschichten wird das ganze Spektrum der Chirurgie und Feldarzneikunde abgehandelt. - siehe - Koehler: Kriegschirurgen, I, pp.171-181); Billings, 78; Leonardo, Master Surgeons, 385; Garrison, Notes on the Hist. of Military Med., p.152f.; Walker, Neurol. Surgery, p.228; Hochberg, Thoracic Surgery, p.169.

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        Les Principales Aventures de l'admirable Don Quichotte

      J. F. Bassompierre, Liège 1776 - In-folio (34,5 x 24 cm), VIII-356 pages. Plein veau raciné d'époque, dos lisse richement orné, dentelle dorée encadrant les plats, gardes marbrées renouvelées au XIXe siècle. Second tirage du fleuron sur le titre, de la vignette par J.-V. Schley en tête de la dédicace et des 31 CELEBRES FIGURES HORS TEXTE par Boucher, Coypel, Lebas, Picart le Romain et Tremolières. UN DES RARES EXEMPLAIRES AU FORMAT IN-FOLIO. Un mors fendu en tête et en queue sur 3 et 4 cm, frottements, très bonne condition intérieure. Bon exemplaire à très grandes marges.

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        Ebberts Naturlehre. 3 Bände. Troppau, J. G. Traßler 1784. 8°. 559 S.; 494 S. 1 Bl.; 528 S.; mit 1 altkolor., gest. Frontispiz u. 49 altkolor. (gef.) Kupfertafeln, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Vgl. Wegehaupt 515 (Ausg. Leipzig) - nicht in Nissen.- Wohl unberechtigter Nachdruck von Eberts ?Naturlehre für die Jugend? (Leipzig 1776-78).- J. J. Ebert (1737-1805), war u.a. Prof. der Mathematik in Wittenberg. In seinen zahlreichen mathematischen, philosophischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Abhandlungen versuchte er das Wissen verständlich zu vermitteln und so für eine soziale Reformbewegung zu nutzen.- Vorliegendes Werk ist in Briefform, für Kinder von zehn bis zwölf Jahren, abgefaßt; die schönen Kupfer zeigen u.a. Säugetiere, Fische, Schmetterlinge, Vögel u. Pflanzen sowie einige physikalische u. astronoische Versuche.- Tls. leicht braunfleckig (Tafeln sauber), Ebde. etw. berieben u. bestoßen, wenige Wurmlöcher.

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        General History of Music From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period. To Which is Prefixed, A Dissertation of the Music of the Ancients

      London: Becket, Robson & Robinson, 1776. hardcover. very good(+). 4 volumes. 9 copper engravings, three engraved by Bartolozzi after G.B. Cipriani. Some plates are folding and double page (a few are loose in the binding). Many musical illustrations throughout the text. Some early ink notations and slight underlining one or two small waterstains in the margins, occasional foxing. Thick square 4to, expertly recased, full diced calf, brown leather spine labels. London: Becket, Robson and Robinson, 1776, 1782, 1789, 1789. First Edition.

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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LES MALADIES EPIDEMIQUES - COLLECTION D'OBSERVATIONS SUR LES MALADIES ET CONSTITUTIONS EPIDEMIQUES

      Editeur - PARIS, IMPRIMERIE VINCENT - 1776Consitue le premier volume de cette série : Ouvrage rédigé d'apres le tableau des Epidémiques d' Hippocrate - Les deux volumes suivants constituent la COLLECTION D'OBSERVATIONS : ouvrage qui expose une suite de quinze années d'observations - On y a joint un Appendix sur l'ordre des constitutions épidémiques - Première partie : Description générale de la Normandie - Seconde partie : Observations météorologiques recueillies à Caen et à Rouen pendant quinze années consécutives - Troisième partie Grandes constitutions de maladies populaires à Caen de 1763 à 1768 - Quatrième parteie : Constitutions de maladies régnantes à Rouen de 1768 à 1777 - Ex - libris gravés du Dr Léon Dufour, fondateur de la goutte de lait - Une planche depliante, bandeaux, culs de lampe, vignettes - Reliures plein cuir fauve, dos lisse ornés, plats et coupes encadrés de roulettes - Reliures tres peu frottées, minuscule travail de vers en charniere du volume - Bel exemplaire CXXXIII, 420 ; XVI, 595, (1) ; pp. 600 - 1076, reliés, in - 4, 25,5 cm

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        Collection Précieuse et Enluminée des Fleurs les plus Belles et les plus Curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les Jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe. Partie II: PLANTES LES PLUS BELLES QUI SE CULTIVENT DANS LES JARDINS DE L'EUROPE.

      Paris, Debure l'aîné et chez l'Auteur, (1776-1779). Folio (450 x 280mm). With 1 engraved title and 100 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt spine with 2 gilt-lettered red labels, sides with gilt borders, gilt edges (small skilful repair to corners). The work was published in two volumes of which the first concerns plants of China and the second plants of Europe. Both volumes have a distinctly oriental flavour. It shows Buchoz' vivid interest in Chinese culture at its best. In this he follows the example of Voltaire, who made France aware of the existence and value of 'Chinoiserie'. Buchoz is the first to produce a flowerbook in this tradition. The plates 'have the decorative qualities which we have always associated with Far Eastern art' (Blunt and Stearn). The lovely boldly coloured plates, all with yellow border, show ornamental flowers together with insects, butterflies or birds with slight landscape backgrounds./These two volumes of plants of China and Europe are the best Buchoz ever made and leave all his other work as far as elaborate colouring and decorative value is concerned far behind. Pierre-Joseph Buchoz (1731 - 1807) was a French physician, lawyer and naturalist. One plate with repaired tear in lower margin and touching illustration. A very fine and beautifully bound copy.//Nissen BBI, 282; Dunthorne 60.

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        The Annual Register [of the Year 1763] or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature

      R and J Dodsley, London 1776 - Pagination is (4),[1]-216pp., Characters 1-307pp , 5pp contents. 1776 - 4th edition of the The Annual Register for 1763. Condition, bound in full leather with new leather spine, 5 bands, red and black leather labels with gilt type, 4 gilt decorations. Original leather boars and end papers preserved. A handsome copy. 3 maps with some paper tears repaired, small signature clipped from title page, otherwise a very good copy.(1) A new map of the British Dominions in North America with the limits of the Governments annexed hereto by the late peace treaty of October 7th 1763 by Thomas Kitchin. From Florida in the South to Hudsonís Bay in the North (with inset of Florida). 3 inch paper teat going into map images and a couple of fold tears all professionally repaired.(2) Correct chart of the seat of war on the coast of France, Spain, Portugal, Italy by Thomas Kitchin dated 1763.(3) An accurate map of the seat of the war in the Kingdom of Prussia (Bohemia, Lusatania, Silesia, Saxony and Westphalia by Thomas Kitchin dated 1763. Bottom edge of paper uneven and maks affecting some type along the bottom below the neat line.(missing 4th map - A new map of the seat of war in the Empire of the Great Mogul (India), Content relating to Canada in first Section from p. [1] to 216;- Chapter V page 18 to p24- Chapter VI page 24 to p.32Appendix to Chronicle- An account of the mutiny at Quebec- A proclamation in relations to acquisitions in North AmericaContent relating to Canada in second Section from p. [1] to 307;An Elegy on the Death of Wolfe, The Seven Years war had ended 1756-63 (this was the reason for the maps), Great Britain invaded the Philippines, at first they were repulsed by the Spanish and their Indian allies, then the British took Manilla, a private expedition was undertaken against Buenos Ayres, the British were at war with the American Indian tribes, Indians defeat British troops at Detroit, they attack Fort Pitt, battle of Bushy Run, Fort Pitt relieved, mutiny at Quebec. Plus dozens of other interesting articles on a variety of subjects including; Proclamation re.to the new acquisitations in N.America (4pp),a bout the government of 1.Canada, 2.W.Florida. 3.East Florida. 4.Grenada, Further 2 chapters on the Philippine Islands, attacks and Manila taken;, (18pp); State of the conquest in North America, war against the Indians, Frontiers wasted, repulsed at Detroit, attack at Ft.Pitt, march of Col Bouquet, Battle at Bushy Run, Ft.Pitt relieved, engagements at Niagara, etc.(14pp).The Annual Register first published in 1758. Sir Edmund Burke was an early editor and principal contributor, widely recognised as the most valuable record of historical and political events, the most accurate accounts you can find, still used today as a reference by modern historians. Living history written as it happened by people who were there. Each volume is presented in sections, History of Europe for the year, Monthly Chronicle, State Papers, Characters, Natural History, Useful Projects, Antiquities, Poetry and Review of books. The section titled "The Monthly Chronicle" is of particular value as it brings together news stories from all over the United Kingdom and Europe. Accidents, fires, explosions, riots, murder, robbery, important trials are all detailed throughout the year. A fascinating snapshot of the years news. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS OF THE LATE REV. MR. LAURENCE STERNE, TO HIS MOST INTIMATE FRIENDS

      London: Printed for T. Becket, 1776. "A New Edition" [i.e., Second Edition] n. Hardcover. 165 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). Three volumes. "A New Edition" [i.e., Second Edition]. EXTRAORDINARILY PRETTY CONTEMPORARY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, in the style of Roger Payne (though not definitively attributable to him), covers with frame of alternating long-stemmed tulips and daisies, corners with a floral sprig surrounded by dots and stars inside a laurel wreath, flat spines densely gilt in compartments with a central lily on a stippled ground, framed by eight-pointed stars and with sunbursts at the corners, gilt titling and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With the (usually missing) frontispiece portrait of Sterne's daughter, Lydia Sterne de Medalle, in volume I. Front pastedown of first volume with bookplate of Louis Auchincloss; front flyleaf with presentation inscription from Bronson Winthrop dated 23 February 1932; verso of title pages with pictorial library stamp of Schlossbibliothek Dessau. Cross, pp. 608-09. Volume I with slight browning, offsetting, and foxing (the other two volumes only very modestly affected), leaves generally a shade less than bright, uniform faint fading to spines (scarcely noticeable because of the abundance of gilt), corners with minor wear, but A BEAUTIFUL SET, the text fresh and clean, and THE BINDINGS LUSTROUS, GLITTERING, AND SO LITTLE USED AS TO RESIST OPENING. The remarkably attractive bindings here employ the red straight-grain morocco and the floral frames associated with leading binder Roger Payne, and are executed with considerable taste, delicacy, and skill. Although we have not been able to match the elegant little tools used here to those known to belong to Payne, this is either his work nevertheless, or else his designs and workmanship exerted an obvious influence on the artisan who produced these bindings. Sterne (1713-68) admired and was influenced by the works of Rabelais, Cervantes, Montaigne, and Swift, and he, in turn, is said to have informed a long list of 20th century writers, including Proust, Woolf, Joyce, Mann, Beckett, and others. To contemporaries, his personal life was scandalous almost beyond telling. A member of the "Club of Demoniacks," a group of Yorkshire rakehells who met frequently in the half-ruined Skelton Castle to undertake heavy drinking and coarse jests, Sterne is described by the normally restrained DNB as having a "deficiency in self-control [that] induced a condition of moral apathy." Still, this should not diminish the importance of, or achievement represented by, "Tristram Shandy," the dynamic work that made Sterne famous and that is generally regarded as the first novel dominated by a conscious psychological theory. Or of his still-illuminating travel book, "Sentimental Journey through France and Italy," or of Sterne's "Sermons" and the present "Letters," all of which add up to a corpus of very substantial interest. Our volumes were once in the collection of the patrician writer Louis Auchincloss (1917-2010), described by "New York" magazine as "the last gentleman novelist," and the author of more than 60 works of fiction and non-fiction, including an acclaimed biography of Edith Wharton. Bronson Winthrop was a wealthy American attorney whose partners included Elihu Root and Henry Stimson and whose estate at Muttontown on Long Island (designed by Delano & Aldrich) was particularly famous.

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

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

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        Dictionire Geographique portatif au descripcion des royaumes, provinces, villes.

      La Haya, 1776 - 8vo. Portada, XI, mapa mundi plegado, 679 pgs. mapa de Europa plegado. Encuadernación heráldica de Philippe de Orleans.

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        Johann Winkelmanns Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums (Altertums). Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben, und dem Fürsten Wenzel von Kaunitz-Rietberg gewidmet von der kaiserlichen königlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste. Bd. 1.

      Wien, Akademischer Verlag, 1776. - Standardwerk des Stendaler Archäologen, Althistorikers und Antiquars Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717 - 1768), der als einer der Begründers der Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte als wissenschaftlicher Disziplinen gilt. Gliederung: I. Von dem Ursprunge der Kunst, und den Ursachen ihrer Verschiedenheit unter den Völkern. II. Von der Kunst unter den Aegyptern. III. Von der Kunst der Hetrurier und ihrer Nachbarn. IV. Von der Kunst unter den Griechen. V. Von der Kunst unter den Römern. Mit jeweils halbseitigem Titel- und Einleitungs-Kupfer, jeweils halbseitigem Kapitel-Kupfer sowie weiteren Illustrationen. de 2000 Tadelloses Exemplar des nach historischen Vorbildern gefertigten Handeinbandes; lediglich letzte Seiten etwas randfleckig, Seiten sonst sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). 7 Bl., LXXII, 618 S. (Neuer) roter Halbleinenband (Handeinband) mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Buchdeckel mit mehrfarbigen Marmorbezügen im Stil der Zeit mit Leinenecken, Vorsätze in mehrfarbiger Marmorierung, die ebenfalls historischen Vorbildern nachempfunden wurde. Format: 26 x 23 cm.

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        Artificial Fireworks, .... With All the Ingredients, Compositions, Preparations, Machines, Moulds, and Manner to Make Them, Refining Salt-Petre, and to Extract it From Damaged Gun-Powder &c.. Also, Mr. Muller's Fireworks, For Sea and Land Service

      London: J. Millan. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Fold-out plate 4 missing (in a sequence of 7.) Internal repairs made to tear on page 125/126, and to fold out plate number 3. Corner of plate 7 missing (impinging slightly.) Other illustrations listed on the contents page not bound-in. Rebound with new eps. Previous owner inscription. 1776. The Second Edition Corrected. Yellow hardback cloth cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 193p + Plates +3pp catalogue. Six fold out copper plates. .

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        Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Insekten aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen herausgegeben von Johann August Ephraim Goeze (ab Band 2: Götze, ab Band 4 wieder Goeze).

      Johann Carl Müller, ab Bd. 2: Nürnberg, Gabriel Nikolaus Raspe,, 1. Theil: Leipzig, 1776 - 7 Bde. 1. Theil: Leipzig, Johann Carl Müller, ab Bd. 2: Nürnberg, Gabriel Nikolaus Raspe, 1776-1783. 25,6x22 und Bd. 6 + 7: 24,7x20 cm. Mit 238 (12 kolorierten) Kupfertafeln cplt. Band 1-5: HLn.-Bde. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und etwas Rückenvergoldung (Rücken verblasst); Band 6-7: HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit, alt überklebt mit Papier und hs. Rückentiteln (Papier stellenweise abgesplittert). Nissen ZBI 1501.- Horn-Schenkling 4584. - Deutsche Übersetzung von Carl De Geers (1720-1778) Hauptwerk "Mémoires pour servir àl'histoire des insectes" (Stockholm 1752-1778), in dem er die binäre Nomenklatur von Linné durchgehend anwandte. - Komplett äusserst selten. 1. Theil 1776): XXIV, 152 S.; 124 S.; 100 S.; 146 S., 1 w. Bl. Mit 4 (1 wiederholten) Textvignetten und 37 (11 kolorierten) Kupfertafeln. - (S. 27/28 im Rand sauber verstärkt. S. 93/94 mit Wasserrand. 3 Tafeln ausserhalb des Plattenrandes schwach wasserrandig). 2. Band, 1. Theil (1778): XVI, 450 (recte 452) S., 23 n.n. S. Register, 1 w. S. Mit 1 Textvignette, 1 Textabbildung und 15 Kupfertafeln (No. 1-15). - (S. 435/436 doppelt paginiert. Tafeln leicht gebräunt). 2. Band, 2. Theil (1779): 4 n.n. B l., 384 S., 12 n.n. S. Register, 1 w. Bl. Mit 28 Kupfertafeln (No. 16-43). - (S. 241-248 falsch eingebunden. 14 Tafeln unten wasserrandig). 3. Band (1780): 4 n.n. Bl., 446 (statt 454) S., 18 n.n. S. Register, 1 w. Bl. Mit 44 (1 kolorierten) Kupfertafeln. - (S. 273-280 [Bl. Mm-Mm4] fehlen [=Teil der Heuschrecken]. Teils im Falz verstärkt. S. 55/56 mit restauriertem Eckausriss, der Textverlust von alter HAnd nachgetragen. Seiten- und Tafelränder durchgehend sauber restauriert, ohne Textverlust, letzte 5 Tafeln auch im Plattenrand, letzte Tafel mit Bildverlust [3 Figuren]). 4. und 5. Band (1781): 6 n.n. Bl., 490 S., 17 n.n. S. Register, 1 w. S. Mit 35 Kupfertafeln (No. 1-19 und 1-16). - Sauber. 6. Band (1782): 4 n.n. Bl., 200 S. Mit 30 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. - (Text teils stärker wasserrandig. 5 Tafeln schwach wasserrandig). 7. Band (1783): 2 n.n. Bl., 275 S., 9 n.n. S. Register. Mit 49 (10 gefalteten) Tafeln. - (Text teils stärker wasserrandig. Ca. 25 Tafeln in den unteren rechten Ecke ausserhalg des Plattenrandes wasserrandig, die letzten 3 Tafeln auch leicht in der Platte). Band 1-5: HLn.-Bde. der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentiteln und etwas Rückenvergoldung (Rücken verblasst); Band 6-7: HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit, alt überklebt mit Papier und hs. Rückentiteln (Papier stellenweise abgesplittert). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dänische Reisebeschreibungen und andre denkwürdige Handschriften.

      Nicolaus Møller, København 1776. 8vo. Trykt på skrivepapir. XVI+387+(1) sider. Samtidigt marmoreret papbind. Øverste kapitæl beskadiget. Gl. stempel (Holstein-Holsteinborg) på titelbladet. Yngre navnetræk på forsatsbladet.. Temmelig sjælden. Ligger i forlængelse af Schlegels to-bindsværk Samlung zur Dänischen Geschichte, Münzkenntnis, Ökonomie und Sprache fra 1773-76 og er som dette en samling kildeskrifter til dansk historie især på Christian IV's tid. Bogen indeholder bl.a. første trykte udgave af Ove Gieddes beretning om ekspeditionen til Ostindien, hvis varige resultat blev kolonien Trankebar: Fortegnelse over alt hvis paa Ceilon med Keiseren saa ogsaa paa Coromandel med Naichen af Tanjour forefalden er fra 18 May 1620 til 1 Juni. 1621 ved Ove Giedde./Bericht von allem was auf Ceilon mit dem Kaiser und auf der Küste Coromandel mit dem Naichen von Tanjour binnen Jahrzeit vorgefallen durch Ove Giedde, nach dem gehaltnen Tagebuche eingegeben den 1 May 1623. Derudover rummer den også Jonas Charisius' beretning om Christian IV's fantastiske togt i 1599 med orlogsskibet Victor langs Norges kyst til Vardø og det norsk-russiske grænseland, hvor kongen - officielt incognito som kaptajn Christian Frederiksen - med egne øjne så det område, han med sejren i Kalmarkrigen bevarede fra at ende på svenske hænder

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        Jean Hancock, President au Congres des XIII Provinces Unies d'Amerique, né à Boston

      Published by Thomas Hart, London 1776 - A wonderful mezzotint portrait of John Hancock, one of the Founding Fathers. Public curiosity for prints of Revolutionary rebels was not limited to America but spread to the English and European print shops, where an inquisitive audience clamored for a glimpse of the key figures of the war. London publisher Thomas Hart, issued a series of mezzotints of 'revolutionary rebels', most of which were copied and distributed in Europe with alternate titles. This portrait of John Hancock (173701793) is a perfect example of this clever marketing phenomena. Hart's mezzotint is a reduced copy of an English print by C. Corbutt published by C. Shepherd. Interestingly, Corbutt's portrait is based on John Singer Copley's famous portrait of Hancock and is one of the only prints in the series to be based on an actual likeness of the sitter. John Hancock's involvement in the American Revolution sprang from his heated disagreements with Crown customs officials in connection with his thriving mercantile business in Boston. He was a leader among the militant patriots during the Stamp Act crisis and the Boston Massacre when he distinguished himself as a seminal figure in the struggle for independence. He held elected offices in the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and the Continental Congress. As President of the Continental Congress he was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence, and he later served as president of the Massachusetts convention, which ratified the Constitution. John Hancock is one of the most beloved figures in American history; he acts as both a symbol of our nation's independence and an icon of our beliefs. Fowble, Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 no.61-63; Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints no. 102-109; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States (Engraver not ascertained, Class III) 5a, i/i; Not in Lugt. Mezzotint. Collectors mark of a 'W' in a circle on the verso. In good condition, with the exception of some minor foxing the margins. Image size: 7 13/16 x 6 1/4 inches.

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        Elevation and Floorplans of the British Coffee House

      London 1776 - An elegant engraving of the British Coffee House in London, from Robert Adam's seminal work on English architecture. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Copper engraving. Engraved by Robert Blyth. In excellent condition.

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        BELL'S BRITISH THEATRE, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays. Complete 20 Volume Set Containing 100 Plays.

      John Bell and C. Etherington., London 1776 - All still well bound with some wear to leather as expected on a set of this age (no boards detached). Each play starts with a plate, an engraving of an actor from that play. Marbled end-papers. Interiors generally in nice clean condition with just a bit of age staining - no deliberate marks. Bookplates inside cover & on fep, owner's name on back of fep dated 1791. Vol 1 was 1776 & completed with 20 in 1778. Last vol contains index to plays in all vols. Spines with gilt decoration have lost some of their labels (see pic). Heavy - Weighs about 10kg Additional P&P will apply. Overseas would need to be by courier. Picture of this set available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Le Costume de Plusieurs Peuples de L'Antiquité

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

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

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

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

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

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        Decorative pilaster with fruit, flowers, and tendrils

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

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        ETAT-PRESENT DE LA LOUISIANE, AVEC TOUTES LES PARTICULARITES DE CETTE PROVINCE D'AMERIQUE, POUR SERVIR DE SUITE A L'HISTOIRE DES ETABLISSEMENS DES EUROPEENS DANS LES DEUX INDES.

      The Hague: Chez Frederic Staatman, 1776. - 147,[2]pp. Antique style three quarter calf and marbled boards. Occasional light tanning. Very good. Streeter describes this as the second edition, somewhat rearranged, of Champigny's LA LOUISANE ENSANGLANTEE, a work issued with a false London imprint (actually Paris) in 1773. Howes, however, gives the two titles separate entries. "An absorbing account of the trial and punishment of leading French citizens of Louisiana, inflicted on them by Alexander O'Reilly, the Spanish Governor of the province at its transfer from France to Spain after the Seven Years War" - Streeter. Louisiana had been turned over by the French to the Spanish in the peace settlement in 1763, as part of France's ejection from North America by the victorious English and Spanish. The French citizens of Louisiana resented the weak Spanish government, and attempted a coup against it in 1768. The uprising was put down with vengance by O'Reilly, sent to establish absolute Spanish authority. This book discusses in detail events from 1762, when the cession was agreed to, through 1771. HOWES C278, "b." STREETER SALE 1569. SABIN 11824.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        British Zoology. Four Volume Set

      London: Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street. G+ : in good condition plus with marbled eps. Upper board of Volume I a little weak. Some outer joint rubbing. Occasional light foxing and some offsetting. Heraldic book-plates to paste-downs. 1776. Fourth Edition. Leather cover with gilt-decorated bands. 260mm x 200mm (10" x 8"). 352pp; 322pp; 371pp; 136pp, + plates. 275 engraved plates,. The four volumes comprise: Vol. I. Class I. Quadrupeds. II. Birds. Div. I. Land; Vol. II. Class II. Birds. Div. II. Water; Vol. III. Class III. Reptiles. IV. Fishes; Vol. IV. [published 1777] Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. Heraldic book-plate of Coulthart of Coulthart and Collyn 'Virtute non Verbis.'. .

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

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

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

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

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        Abailard a Heloise

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

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

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

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

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

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