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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        REMARKABLE PROVIDENCES TO BE GRATEFULLY RECOLLECTED, RELIGIOUSLY IMPROVED, AND CAREFULLY TRANSMITTED TO POSTERITY. A SERMON PREACHED AT BROOKFIELD ON THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR 1775.

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Elogio del Principe Raimondo Montecuccoli.

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

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Dilucidationes Selectarum S. Scripturae Quaestionum.

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

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        1776 Vellum document transferring land in Haddonfield, New Jersey

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        QUADERNO DE LEYES Y AGRAVIOS REPARADOS A SUPLICACIÓN DE LOS TRES ESTADO DEL REYNO DE NAVARRA, en sus Cortes Generales,celebradas en la ciudad de Pamplona los años 1765 y 1766.

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA LUCES DE BOHEMIA]
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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1776. In two Volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (282 × 218 mm). Contemporary polished tan calf, red and green morocco labels, single gilt rules either side of raised bands, decorative gilt roll to board edges, text edges red. Without the half-title in vol. II. Lightly rubbed, corners bumped, two small chips to spine-ends, lower joint of vol. I cracked below the last cord but holding firm, small gouge to leather on front cover of vol. II, these flaws minor only; an excellent copy in a handsome and unrestored contemporary binding. First edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange … The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control" (PMM). "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les a propos de societè, ou chansons de M.L.

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

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        L'isole della fortuna, o sia Viaggi di Missì Jalingh scritti da lei medesima, e pubblicati dall'abate Pietro Chiari.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Horda Angel-Cynnan or A Compleat View of the Manners, Customs, Arms, Habits of the Inhabitants of England from the Arrival of the Saxons to the Present Time with a Short Account of the Britons During the Government of the Romans in Three Volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Ripping Yarns]
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        Silva or a Discourse of Forest-trees and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions: As it Was Delivered in the Royal Society on 15th Day of October 1662,

      J. Dodsley, York 1776 - (54) + 649pp. Engr Frontis + 39 plates with 1 double pl + folding map. Tissue protected. Bound in red leather with gilt lettering and rules on spine. Spine faded, with small amount of rubbing. Corners scuffed. Single gilt rule around edges of covers.

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Early 1800s miniature wood carving of a Durham boat similar to the vessels used by Gen. George Washington while crossing the Delaware ? made of wood from an elm tree at his encampment

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

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

      Frankfurt-Leipzig, bey Philipp Heinrich Perrenon,privil. Buchhändler in Münster und Hamm, 1776. - Erstausgabe. - Einband leicht berieben. Rücken verblasst u. etw. rissig. Gebräunt u. etw. stockfleckig. - Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 350 8°. Mit gest. Titelvignette u. einer gefalt. Kupfertafel. 252 S., Brosch. d. Zt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Mémoires de Mademoiselle de Montpensier, fille de Mr. Gaston d'Orléans, frère de Louis XIII.

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

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        Reize naar Arabie en andere omliggende landen. 2 Teile.

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

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        A BOTANICAL ARRANGEMENT OF ALL THE VEGETABLES NATURALLY GROWING IN GREAT BRITAIN. According to the System of the Celebrated Linneaeus. In Two Volumes.

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

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

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

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        Trattato de' canali navigabili dell'abate Antonio Lecchi matematico delle LL.MM.II. In Milano: nella stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli,1776.

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

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        Bell's British Theatre; Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays. [Complete in 20 Volumes]

      London : Printed For John Bell, Near Exeter Exchange, In The Strand, And C. Etherington, At York, MDCCLXXVI. [-MDCCLXXVIII. ] 1776 - Subject: Theater (Plays) -England-London-History-18th century, Early works to 1800. Addison, Joseph, (1672-1719) . Philips, Ambrose (1674-1749) . Jonson, Ben, (1573? -1637) . Cibber, Colley, (1671-1757) . &c. &c. 100 plays, issued separately, each with seperate title-page, engraved general title page, and front. , showing an actor in a leading part. Full contemporary aniline calf, edge-worn and browned. Hinges cracked; all spines glazed (amateurishly) with a glossy resin. Bookplate of William Draper to each paste-down. Internally, exceptionally well-preserved. Scans on request. 15 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        VIDA DE LA VENERABLE MARIANA DE JESUS DE PAREDES, I FLORES, virgen seglar americana intitulada la Azuzena de Quito su patria.

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

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

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

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

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

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        An Actual Survey of the Great Post-Roads between London and Edinburgh.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        L'anarchie médicinale ou la médecine considérée comme nuisible à la société.

      Paris, (s.n.), 1776. - 3 vol. in-12; T.I : (2), 418 pp.; T.II : 387 pp.; T.III : 287, (1) pp. ; demi-veau à coins de l'époque, dos lisse richement orné, tranches rouges, un mors fendu sur 3 cm, quelques petits trous de vers. Bel exemplaire. Seconde édition ancienne, « revue & corrigée », inconnue à toutes les bibliographies consultées, qui ne citent que l'édition de Neufchatel (1772). Si cette édition originale suisse est très rare (surtout complète du troisième volume), cette édition parisienne l'est encore beaucoup plus. Aucun exemplaire ne figure au Catalogue Collectif de France et seuls deux exemplaires (Univ. McGill et Minnesota) sont recensés à l'OCLC. Cet ouvrage de Gilibert, écrit sur les conseils de Venel, fut remarqué par le grand médecin suisse Haller. L'auteur traite des connaissances nécessaires à l'exercice de la médecine et s'élève contre l'enseignement prodigué par de nombreuses facultés, « remplies de médecins ignorants, plus préoccupés par les honneurs que par leurs devoirs » (J.Richard). Gilibert dénonce les charlatans et critique les chirurgiens, les apothicaires, les herboristes, les sages-femmes, [.] qui concurrencent les médecins. Il propose des réformes en conséquence. Il est partisan d'une spécialisation des médecins. Jean Emmanuel Gilibert (1741-1814), né à Lyon, étudia la médecine à Montpellier. Il fut appelé par le roi Stanislas en Pologne, où il créa un jardin botanique et fut professeur d'histoire naturelle. Il fut ensuite médecin de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon. Biographie médicale, 4, 424 : « cet ouvrage remarquable offre une peinture exacte et animée des inconvénients de la médecine qui tiennent à l'ignorance ou aux vices de ceux qui l'exercent. » ; J. Richard, pp. 237-239; T. Gelfand (Professionalizing modern medicine), pp. 89-90 : « scathing criticism of medical education in France [.] well founded »; INED (Economie et population. Les doctrines françaises avant 1800. Bibliographie générale commentée), 2031 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

      - Arte Nueva de escribir, inventada por el maestro Pedro Diaz Morante, e ilustrada con muestras nuevas, y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero magisterio de primeras letras, por . Individuo de la Real Sociedad Bascongada de lo Amigos del País.- Madrid, En la Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha, 1776; en folio menor pergamino, portada, XXVIII-136 páginas. Frontis y 40 láminas grabadas por Francisco Assensio y Mejorada. Ejemplar con amplios márgenes y bastante limpia con sólo algunas mancchas de óxido. La lámina 40 remarginada en márgen inferior. Palau nº 210612.

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        Corpus Juris Civilis. Codicibus veteribus manusscriptis et optimis quibusque editionibus collatis. Recensuit Georgius Christianus Gebauer. Curavit Georgius Augustus Spangenberg. 2 Bände (komplett). Im Band 2 beigebunden: Autenticae Sev Novellae Constitutiones dn. Iustiniani sacratissimi principis. Greace et latine.accedit versio latina Ioannis Friederici Hombergk zu Vach. Curante Georgio Augusto Spangenberg.

      Johann Christian Dieterich,, Göttingen, 1776 - Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1776/1797. 4°. 33 x 26 cm. Band 1: Graphische Darstellung: Stammtafel, Titelblatt, 7 Blatt, 78 Seiten, 20 Blatt, 1144 Seiten, 5 Blatt. Band 2: Ttitelblatt, 20 Blatt, 680 Seiten. Titelblatt, 15 Blatt, 814, 48 Seiten. Neue Ganzlederbände im "Antikstil" mit jeweils 2 Messing/Lederschließen (eine Schließe abgerissen). Erste Ausgabe. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares et precieux, 3, 503. Besitzerstempel auf Innendeckeln, Vorsätzen, Titeln, und auf erster/letzter Seite. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. New full leather in "antique style". Few owners marks. Nearly fine condition. Sprache: Latein Neue Ganzlederbände im "Antikstil" mit jeweils 2 Messing/Lederschließen (eine Schließe abgerissen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE PORNOGRAPHE.

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

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

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

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        The Theatre of War in North America, with the roads and a table of distances./A compendious account of the British Colonies in North -America ./Evan's polymetric table of America.

      London 1776 - Broadside sheet with outline color. Sheet size: 29 x 21 1/2". Inventory#: p211pmat. A highly important Revolutionary War map published early in 1776 and sold in London for a shilling. Its purpose was to give the British public an overview of the colonies in which the conflict was developing. The map occupies the upper portion, with the colonies described in letterpress below. Inset on the map is a table of distances which must have been enlightening to the English who imagined the colonies to be much smaller and closer together.

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        A Chart of Delaware Bay and River containing a full and exact Description of the Shores, Creeks, Harbours, Soundings, Shoals, Sands, and Bearings of the most considerable Land Marks. &c.&c. From that Published at Philadelphia by Joshua Fisher, Together with the Tide Tables from the Capes to Philadelphia, and the Set of the Tide on the Several Quarters of the Flood and Ebb.

      Robert Sayer & John Bennett, London 1776 - Black-and-white engraving. Printed for Robt. Sayer & John Bennett, Map & Sea Chartsellers No. 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs, 10th July 1776. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 29 1/4". Inventory#: p1023pmat.

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        Anatra domestia di becco incurvato altra varieta

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

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