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        Istruzioni elementari di agricoltura.

      - In Perugia, dai torchj di C. Baduel, e trovasi in Firenze da G. Pagani, [1776], in-8, br. muta della fine del Settecento, pp. 217, [3]. Con front. calcografico. Esemplare caratterizzato da alcune note, aggiunte e correzioni marginali settecentesche, manoscritte; fra le pp. 156-157 e 158-159 sono legate due lettere anch'esse manoscritte, riguardanti anche questioni agricole, indirizzate all'autore, Adamo Fabroni, da Domenico Benedetti di Senigallia; l'ultima carta reca un'errata impressa stampa (questa carta non è segnalata in ICCU e non facendo parte del fascicolo finale può essere stata aggiunte in un secondo tempo), ma la stessa errata risulta anche manoscritta nel Settecento (dalla stessa mano delle note) sulla controcopertina posteriore. C'è la possibilità che possa dunque trattarsi d'un esemplare con note e correzioni autografe dell'autore. Conservato nel volume il foglio volante di pubblicità editoriale per l'associazione all'opera. Mancanza al margine basso della prima carta del fascicolo 12 (toccate poche lettere). Prima edizione. Niccoli, p. 68. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London: Faden & Jefferys, [1776].. Copper-engraved sea chart, on an untrimmed sheet. Sheet size: approximately 30 x 21 3/4 inches. In excellent condition. Matted. A very rare and highly important sea chart of South Carolina's Hilton Head area, made towards the beginning of the Revolutionary War, in the first state. This finely engraved map was the finest sea chart of the area available in the early days of the Revolutionary War, and most certainly would have played an important role in the development of strategies by various commanders. It embraces the coastal region of South Carolina from Port Royal Sound in the north, down past the mouth of the Savannah River and Tybee Island, Georgia, in the south. Prominently featured is Hilton Head Island (called "Trench's Island") and "D'Awfoskee Sound," which is today known as Calibogue Sound. The old name survives on "D'Awfoskee Island," but now spelled Daufauskie, located at the center of the map. The region has one of the most varied and fascinating histories of any in the American South. Originally inhabited by the Yamassee native tribe, the area first came to the attention of Europeans during the expedition of Francisco Cordillo in 1521. Parris Island, located in Port Royal Sound, in the upper part of the map, was home to two early settlements. In 1562, Jean Ribaut founded a Huguenot settlement, Charlesfort, but the Spaniards did not tolerate its presence and destroyed it in short order. The Spaniards then founded their own fort and Jesuit mission, Santa Elena, nearby in 1566. In 1661 the English formally staked claim to the region, naming it Carolina after Charles II. In 1663, Captain William Hilton sailed from Barbados aboard the Adventure, on a reconnaissance mission to explore his country's new claims. It was then that he encountered a beautiful island, featuring a prominent sandy cape, which he named "Hilton Head." Once ashore, he remarked that the island was blessed with "sweet water" and "clear sweet air." English settlers arrived in the region in the 1670s; but it was not until 1717 that the first Englishman, Col. John Barnwell, settled on Hilton Head, having been given a grant of one hundred acres in the northwest corner of the island. In the 18th century the region enjoyed a very successful economy based on plantations and maritime trade, although it was under threat from attacks by both the Spanish and pirates, most notoriously "Blackbeard." This sea chart was one of the most detailed and accurate of any of the American coastline. The immense detail of the hydrography was the result of surveys conducted by Captain John Gascoigne, assisted by his brother James. In 1728, aboard the H.M.S. Alborough, he employed the most sophisticated and modern techniques with exacting attention to detail to produce a manuscript chart. The next year this chart was altered by Francis Swaine, and it would appear that Swaine's manuscript, or a close copy of it, found its way to the London workshop of William Faden. Faden, the successor to the great Thomas Jefferys, adapted this map from a section of Swaine's manuscript, and the present first state was printed in 1776. During the American Revolution this area was an active military theatre. At the outbreak of the war, Hilton Head and most other areas sided with the Americans; however, Daufauskie Island fell under British control. Britain's superior naval power allowed its ships to conduct frequent raids along the coast for the duration of the war, but the real threat to the American cause came in December 1778 when British general Augustin Prevost seized Savannah, determined to use it as a base for further operations. The following February he dispatched a team of marines to take control of Port Royal Sound. They initially engaged the Americans at Hilton Head before proceeding further up Port Royal Sound, but the invasion was ultimately repelled by Gen. William Moultrie at Beaufort. On September 24th of the same year, in what was to become known as the Battle of Hilton Head, three British ships were set upon by a trio of French ships allied to the American cause. After a dramatic chase and an intense exchange of cannon fire, the principal British ship, the H.M.S. Experiment, was forced to surrender. SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS & CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA & THE WEST INDIES 1525. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 16(a), in Tooley, THE MAPPING OF AMERICA. CUMMING, BRITISH MAPS OF COLONIAL AMERICA, pp.47- 49 (ref). CUMMING, THE SOUTHEAST IN EARLY MAPS 204 (ref).

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      Edition : PARIS, IMPRIMERIE VINCENT, 1776 - Consitue 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. Très bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le General Gates,/ qui à environné et fait Prisonier le General Lieutenant/ Bourgogne, avec toute son Armée en Amerique

      Published by Thomas Hart, London 1776 - Mezzotint. In good condition with the exception of some minor foxing in the plate. Image size: 7 7/8 x 6 3/16 inches. A fascinating altered plate advertising an earlier portrait of David Wooster as a likeness of General Horatio Gates. 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. Public interest reached such a frenzy that European printmakers published fictitious portraits before they had accurate likenesses of the sitters, often using old plates and simply changing the name of the sitter. This intriguing mezzotint of General Gates is just such a portrait. By title and description it represents itself as a portrait of Horatio Gates, the famous American patriot who won the battle of Saratoga, but it is in fact an earlier portrait claiming to be a likeness of David Wooster. In a cunning ploy to satisfy the public demand for portraits of famous revolutionary rebels, the London publisher Thomas Hart has simply used an old plate of David Wooster and changed the title to indicate that it was a portrait of Gates. This portrait, which presumably would have been distributed in Europe, is a reduced replica of an earlier mezzotint of Wooster published in London by Thomas Hart and engraved by C. Corbutt. This fascinating altered plate gives us a glimpse into the world of eighteenth century print publishing, where truth and accuracy came second to the printsellers desire to satisfy a demanding public market. Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints no82-88 and no.235-237.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. August Cipp nach Francesco Griselini, "Tabula Bannatus Temesiensis a Geometris S.S. M.M. I.I. et R.A. confecta: qvam in minorem forman reduxit, ... ".

      . dat. 1776, 60 x 55 (H). Szantai, Atlas Hungaricus, S. 209. - Seltene Karte nach Francesco Griselini ( Venedig 1717 - 1783 Mailand ). Unten links die Titelkartusche mit einer Ansicht von Temesvar. Gebiet Segedin, Maros, Orsova, Belgrad. - Alte Faltstellen wurden geglättet. Die Karte ist aufgezogen.

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        APHORISMOS DE CIRUGIA Comentados por G Van-Swieten traducidos Juan Galisto, 7 tomos en pergamino, grabados.

      Imp. Pedro Marin, Madrid 1776 - - MEDICINA-ANTIGUOS 21 cm x 15 cm. ATENCIÓN: En el pago Contra Reembolso el precio del envío se incrementará en 5 EUROS.

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        A Plan of Port Royal in South Carolina. Survey'd by Capn. John Gascoigne

      Jefferys & Faden, London 1776 - A very rare and highly detailed sea chart, the most important map of South Carolina's Port Royal Sound and Hilton Head made in the early days of the Revolutionary War, in the first state This very finely engraved and immensely detailed chart was superior to all other maps printed of the region, and the most important portrayal of the Port Royal Sound available in the early days of the Revolutionary War. The map embraces today's Beaufort County, with the Sound's excellent natural harbour, formed by the numerous Sea Islands, which are separated from each other by an elaborate web of tidal channels. The Broad River enters from the north, and the sound is bordered by Port Royal, Parris, and Trench's (Hilton Head) Island, and Lady's and Saint Helena Islands. In the upper-centre of the image is the town of Beaufort, and numerous plantations are individually labeled. This sea chart was one of the most detailed and accurate of any such map of the American coastline. The immense detail of the hydrography was the result of surveys conducted by Captain John Gascoigne, assisted by his brother James. In 1728, aboard the HMS Alborough, he employed the most sophisticated and modern techniques with exacting attention to detail to produce a manuscript chart. The next year, this chart was altered by Francis Swaine, and it would appear that Swaine's manuscript, or a close copy of it, found its way to the London workshop of William Faden. Faden, the successor to the great Thomas Jefferys, was already one of Britain's leading cartographers and this map, present here in the first state, although undated, was printed in 1776. The Port Royal Sound region has one of the most diverse and fascinating histories of any part of the American South. The region was originally the domain of the Yamasee native tribe, and was known to Europeans since 1521, when it was encountered by a Spanish expedition led by Francisco Cordillo. In 1562, Jean Ribaut led a party of Huguenot colonists to found Charlesfort on Parris Island. The French presence soon proved too close for comfort for the Spanish, who had established a base at St. Augustine in 1565. The Spanish commander, Pedro Ménendez de Avilés succeeded in crushing the French colony, establishing his own outpost of Santa Elena nearby in 1566. Santa Elena became the capital of Spanish Florida and an important Jesuit mission that sought to convert the natives to Christianity. It was finally abandoned in 1587. For a brief period in the 1680s, the area was also home to a Stuart Town, the first Scottish settlement in the Americas. In 1663, Captain William Hilton, sailing from the Barbados in the Adventure, conducted a reconnaissance of the region, newly claimed by England. It was on this trip that he named "Hilton Head" after himself. In the 1670s, the first governor of Carolina, William Sayle led a party of Bermudian colonists to found the town of Port Royal. The English settlement of the region proved to be successful and enduring, and what was to become the most important town in the region, Beaufort, was founded in 1710. This chart was the finest and most detailed map available in the early days of the Revolutionary War, and would most certainly have been used by commanders in formulating their battle plans. This is significant, as Port Royal Sound was one of the South's finest harbours, both sides in the conflict believed that possession of the area was of great strategic importance. Early in the war, the region had fallen under the control of the American patriots, however, in December, 1778 the British seized control of nearby Savannah, Georgia. As the new year of 1779 dawned, the British commander there, General Augustin Prevost was determined to further his gains. Taking advantage of Britain's naval superiority, Prevost dispatched the HMS George Germaine with 200 marines aboard, commanded by Major Valentine Gardiner. On February 1st, they first engaged American forces at Hilton Head, who then decided to strateg

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        Carte Générale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre.

      1776 - Venice, P. Santini, 1776. Original outline colour. 460 x 650mm. The Eastern Seaboard of North America. The main map shows from Newfoundland south to Louisiana, with an inset showing Hudson & Baffin's Bays. The title is within an elegant rococo cartouche which fills the unknown areas north-west of the Great Lakes.

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        Arbitrios . Que se derão a S. Mag[estad]e o Senhor Rei D. João 5o a cerca dos diamantes, que se extralirão no Serrofrio, os quaes se determinavão recolher a huma Companhia, ou se seguisse algum dos projectos mencionados neste papel, que S. Mag[estad]e. mandou consultar pelos homes de negocio da Praça, querendo ouvir seus pareceres, hum dos quaes, por onde se rezolveu o negocio, foi, o que deu o Doutor João Mendes de Almeida.[Incipit, part 2:] Resposta do Doutor Joaó Mendes de Almeida; ao papel, pelo qual S. Mag[estad]e mandou propor se era conveniente o fechar-se a mina dellas ... [São Paulo?, ca. 1776]. Folio. Manuscript in Portuguese, written in brown ink on both sides of 20 leaves (numbered 189-208), signed at the end by João Mendes de Almeida and with a note on leaf 200 stating that this part is a copy of his own original ("Copea do proprio original"). Disbound and preserved in modern cloth box.

      A ca. 1776 manuscript copy of two documents from ca. 1730, the first a prospectus for the establishment of a diamond mining and trading company and the second a scathing commentary by Almeida. The fascinating prospectus, apparently submitted to King João V of Portugal (1689-1750) for his consideration ca. 1730, is not known to survive except in the present copy. It proposes the formation of a Portuguese company to consolidate and control the exploitation of the extraction of and trade in diamonds from Serro do Frio in Minas Gerais, Brazil.The King apparently asked various people's advice on the proposal, leading to Almeida's commentary, which begins on p. 200. It does survive in another manuscript that PorBase describes as "Portugal? ... [1730?]". Almeida argues against the withholding of diamonds, blaming the recent reduced prices (to a quarter of their former value) on smuggling and on manipulation of the prices by the Dutch and other foreigners. He therefore urges greater vigilance. He takes great offense at the proposed government collaboration with the company directors and at the selling of shares, concluding it will siphon off profits that should go to the King and country. It would merely enrich the directors, foreigners and "Jews from the North". Finally, the Portuguese government decided to abolish the allotment system and to monopolize the diamond trade in order to keep the diamond extraction and trade under control and maintain high prices.In good condition, with marginal wormholes and some minor marginal restorations.

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        [Ambigu magique].[France, ca. 1776]. 12mo (15.5 x 11 cm). A conjuror's magic flip book (or blow book) with tabs in 5 positions, with 168 full-page engravings of 7 subjects (comprising series of 4 plates plus 5 repeats of each). Coloured by a contemporary hand. 2 ll. with calendar mounted on the back of the front, resp. back cover. Contemporary green wrappers, with title label on spine; preserved in modern slipcase.

      Cf. Gumuchian, 3843-3846, esp. 3843; Stafford & Terpak, Devices of wonder, pp. 252-255. Very rare conjuror's "magic book", also known as a flip book or blow book, displaying seven different series of views. Small notches are cut into the fore-margins so that when the viewer's hand is placed on the first in a series and fans the book, the pages "magically" flip to the next in that series. The book may be turned upside down to see different series, of which there are in all seven: Playing Cards, 'Mères', Flowers, Military Uniforms, 'Abbés', 'Pères' and Harlequins. The book also contains a calendar for the year 1776. Wrappers damaged, first and last leaves somewhat frayed at the edges. Very good copy.

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        Erwin und Elmire ein Schauspiel mit Gesang von Goethe; komponiert von Anna Amalia Herzogin zu Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach 1776. Nach der in der Weimarer Landesbibliothek befindlichen Partitur bearbeitet und zum erstenmal herausgegeben von Max Friedländer. Leipzig, Siegel's Musikalienhandlung (R. Linnemann) 1921. 4to. 178 S. Grüner Orig.-Saffianbd. mit Rückentitel, reicher Rückenvergoldung, Deckelvignette u. Kopfgoldschnitt. In Orig.-Schuber. (Signiert E.A. Enders, Leipzig).

      . . Eines von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Saffianleder. Die Luxusausgabe wurde unter der Leitung von Walter Tiemann auf Kupferdruckpapier mit der Hand von den Platten gedruckt. Tadelloser Zustand. - Sarkowski 585 A.

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        A System of Military Mathematics. (Complete in 2 Vols.)

      Printed for the Author; And sold by T. Cadell, in the Strand., 1776. Hardcover. First Edition. Octavo(s). 5"x8". Complete in 2 Vols. Very Good. Bound in period polished calfskin with raised bands on the spines. 27 numbered folding engraved plates. Both volumes show minimal wear commensurate with age including corner wear, some rubbing marks, very minor cracking of the binding at joint of Vol. 1, light ink mark on the spine of Vol. 2, and minor page stiffness. Otherwise remains bright and distinct with the beautiful plates, diagrams, and text remaining unmarked. Former owner bookplates on the front inside paste downs of both volumes: "Colonel K. Bunbury." As pictured.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Pitterie b. A. Zatta, "Nuova Scoperte de Russi al Nord del Mare del Sud si nell'Asia, che nell' America".

      . altkol., dat. 1776, 30 x 39,5. Portinaro - Knirsch, The cartography of North America, S. 250. - Mit altkol. Kartusche. - Zeigt die Nord-West-Passage mit Asien und Alaska bis zur Hudson-Bai bzw. Labrador. Die Brookskette nicht korrekt dargestellt.

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        A manuscript rarity - an authentic Revolutionary War document dated July 4, 1776

      Fourth of July, 1776 Revolutionary War Receipt for One Ton of Iron. One page, 7.5" x 3.25", Ringwood, "4th July 1776". Partly printed form, a receipt for "78 [bars] of Iron... which I promise to deliver to E W Kiers." A docket at bottom indicates that the iron is "for Hallet the Chairmaker". Gently toned. Both sheets have pinholes at top left corner, where they were previously attached. Fine condition.During the Revolutionary War, Ringwood New Jersey was home to three major iron-making plantations, all under the management of Robert Erskine (George Washington's map maker). The iron was used for hardware such as camp ovens, tools, and in this instance, chairs, for the army. Also included is a handwritten note signed "J.B.S." that reads: "E. W. Kiers was a quartermaster in the American Army and became a resident of Haverstraw when he had been stationed during the war. Great grandfather settled his estate aft Kiers death." Note is on lined paper

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        Catalogi Duo Instructissimae Bibliothecae, quae est in Suprema Frisiorum Curia. Quorum Prior Totos est Alphabeticus, sine ulla Materiarum Distinctioine. Alter per Capita, Secundum Diversas Materias Dispositus est

      1776. De Novo in hunc Ordinem digesti anno MDCCLXXVI. Leovardiae, Johannes Seydel, 1776.Titlepage, i blank sheet, 271,89pp. Folio. A very good, crisp copy, unbound in sheets (Titlepage, 1 blank, A-Yyy2, A-Bb). Uncut, wide margins. Arms of 'Friesland' on the titlepage. Albert van Saksen founded the Court of Friesland in 1499 in order to govern and adminster justice with the viceroy. But after the uprising against Spain the Court had to restrict itself to administering justice. The special legal library could only be used by members of the Court. Only the 12 councillors and the Procurator-General were allowed to borrow the books. Lawyers and others could consult the books in the library but not borrow them. The clerk of the court was also the libraian. Lawbooks were the major category at the library but there were also theological, historical philological works and the better literary authors were also represented in Latin, French and Dutch. A manuscript catalogue of this important collection appeared in 1634. The library then contained around 450 works. The first printed catalogue appeared in 1668 when the collection had grown to 870 works. In 1733 the second one appeared (1031 works) and the present work of 1776, compiled by Simon Binkes and Johan van Idsinga as decreed by the court on 6 Mai 1774, is the third and last printed catalogue of the collection. It is divided into two parts: an alphabetical and a systematical part. In 1776 the collection had grown to 1325 titles (679 folios, 443 quartos and 193 smaller formats) that were held in 15 bookcases. The Hof van Friesland library at the end of the 18th century was undoubtedly the largest and most scholarly library of all the Court libraries in the Netherlands. In 1811 the Court ceased to exist and since 1911 the still nearly complete collection is housed at the Provinsjale en Buma Library of Fryslân where the books are still arranged as in our 1776 catalogue. (c.f.Engels, M.H.H. De bibliotheek van het Hof van Friesland...)

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        1776 - Soldiers write a rare letter to Major General John Sullivan requesting compensation for lost clothes just days after they crossed the Delaware River with Washington and captured the Hessian stronghold at Trenton, events many consider to be the turning point of the American Revolution

      Manuscript Letter, 1 p., 8? x 8.75?. New Jersey, December 31, 1776. Waterstained laid paper with marginal wear and small loss at intersecting folds. Good condition. Unsigned.Letter written to Major General Sullivan from soldiers in the 16th Regiment a few days after he fought in the Battle of Trenton and right before the Battle of Princeton. In part, with uncorrected spelling, ?Dec. 31th, 1776 / Honored Sir we your Humbeel pertishinors in the 16 Regemont in Capt Perrys Compeney Having Lost our Clothing in the manner heare... after mentioned, beag Leave to address your Honnor that you would help us to pay for the same, as we are solders in the Continental army and are also wiling and Ready to Serve your Honnor for time to cum according to our Honnors Request, and make no Dought but your Honnor will se that we are paid for the same as we your Humbeel pertishinors in Duty Shall ever pray...To mager General Soloven./ Paul Woodward ...being ordered by the cold to march without out my pack

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        Herzoglich-Sachsen-Gothaische vermehrte und verbesserte Gerichts- und Proceß-Ordnung.

      Gotha, Reyher, 1776.. 7 Blatt, 503 Seiten, 40 Blatt, Pergamentband der Zeit, 23,5 x 20 cm,. Einband etwas angestaubt, innen die ersten und letzten Blatt gebräunt. Exemplar für das Hofgericht in Jena; beigebunden ein Brief im Namen und mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift von Herzog Ernst II., mit Adresse und rotem Lacksiegel.

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        Didon abandonnee par Enee. Aeneas' Abschied von Dido.

      1776. Feder in Schwarz, rotbraun laviert und mit Deckweiß gehöht, über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Papier, mit Goldlitze, mehreren Tuschlinien und hellgrün lavierter Umrandung, unten Mitte eigenhändig in franz. Sprache betitelt, rechts unten signiert und datiert "Dessine et inv: par H. Ramberg Mens: Aug: 1776?. 27,9:41 cm.. "Ein umfänglicher Bestand an Zeichnungen des Knaben Ramberg, die sich als Geschenk von Rambergs Nachfahren, ... in Hannover erhalten haben, erlaubt Einblicke, wie Ramberg von seinem Vater angeleitet und wie seine Begabung gefördert wurde. Die Blätter reichen bis 1774 zurück, als Ramberg in seinem elften Lebensjahr in Rötel nach antiken Vorlagen, Gipsen und Graphiken, wie sie in der Sammlung des Kriegssekretärs vorhanden waren, zeichnete.... 1776 widmete er sich Hirten- und Fischerszenen, Putten, aber auch Köpfe und Figuren im Stil Rembrandts sowie klassischen Themen wie Mucius Scävola." (Zit. aus: A. von Rohr, Johann Heinrich Ramberg 1773-Hannover-1840. Maler für König und Volk. Hannover 1998, S. 13).

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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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        John Bird of London , who furnished the Chief Observatories of the World, with the most Capital Astronomical Instruments... honoured with a considerable Recompence from the Commissioners of Longitude

      London: N. Green, 2 December, 1776. Mezzotint engraving, 355 x 255 mm. (plate size), a good crisp impression. A charming image of the great instrument-maker John Bird, his right arm resting on his greatest achievement, his published plans for the mural quadrant, one of the most important instruments taken on board the Endeavour, used to observe the transit of Venus in Tahiti and the original impetus for Cook's orders. In a lovely touch, the engraver of the portrait has included "J. Bird sculp" under the technical diagram in the book. John Bird (1709-1776) was the pre-eminent English mathematical and astronomical instrument maker of his generation. In 1750 Bird completed the remarkably large and sophisticated Royal Observatory quadrant that allowed the Astronomer Royal James Bradley to take observations of unprecedented accuracy. This resounding success prompted the Commissioners of Longitude to commission a smaller quadrant from Bird which he completed in 1767, just in time to be taken with Cook. He built numerous quadrants for foreign observatories, including St Petersburg, Cadiz and at the Ecole Militaire in Paris. Bird died in 1776 and this rare mezzotint portrait was completed the same year. The engraver, Valentine Green, was one of the great society artists of his day, and this portrait is executed with the fine painterly style familiar from the best mezzotint artists. This is the third of three issues, the issue points relating to changes to the captions: see Alfred Whitman, British Mezzotinters (1903), 63:iii. From the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.

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        A Tour in Ireland in 1775

      No Publisher, London 1776 - 204 pp. 8vo. Half leather over boards. Rebound with new leather and endpapers, original boards. Wear and rubbing to boards. Bumping to leather corners. "Ireland" misspelled on spine, missing "e". Rough cut text block. Bookplate and chipped sticker to fpd. Pages foxed. 1" chip to top edge of ffep. Folding map at front, foxed but otherwise in great condition. Shallow indentation to title page from map. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Illustrations of Zoology , containing fifty coloured plates of new, curious, and non-descript birds, with a few quadrupeds, reptiles and insects. Together with a short and scientific description of the same

      London: B. White, 1776. Quarto, fifty handcoloured engraved plates with text in English and French; an excellent copy with ample margins in handsome early nineteenth-century gilt decorated black calf, joints expertly restored; with the bookplate of Irish naturalist James Drummond. With the rainbow lorikeet collected by Banks. A work of great interest to the early history of Pacific voyages and zoology. Peter Brown was one of the leading zoological artists of his day, closely associated with Thomas Pennant, Joseph Banks, and other leaders of the scientific/natural history community in late-eighteenth-century London. This closely-knit coterie included Marmaduke Tunstall, owner of a famous private museum that contained a bird which appears, engraved and handcoloured, as Plate VII in this work. The caption reads "November 3 1774 New South Wales, in New Holland; very numerous in Botany Bay. This bird was first brought over by Joseph Banks esq." This Rainbow Lorikeet was collected on Cook's first voyage, and was the first live Australian bird to reach England. Whittell quotes George Allan, the purchaser of the Tunstall collection: "The Blue-headed and bellied Parrot… a native of New Holland [is] very numerous at Botany Bay. The bird was brought to England by Sir Joseph Banks who gave it to Mr Tunstall and informed him that it belonged to the unfortunate Tupia, a native of Otaheite, who died at Batavia, on his way to England. P. Brown in his Illustrations of Zoology has given a beautiful plate of the bird". This well-travelled and quite splendid bird, who had belonged in turn to a Tahitian priest, Joseph Banks and then Marmaduke Tunstall, was the continuing source of much curiosity and study. As the first work devoted to the natural history of Australia was not to be published for well over a decade, it is easy now to understand why the beautiful Lorikeet caught the attention of Peter Brown - who made the original drawing of the bird himself for its appearance in his celebrated Zoology. Brown's book - aimed for a wide audience, with texts in both English and French - illustrates and describes almost exclusively exotic species, from far afield. The New Zealand Creeper depicted by him must also derive from the Cook voyage (like the Lorikeet, it was drawn from a specimen in Tunstall's Museum). A number of the plates are of birds or mammals of Ceylon, India and the East Indies, while others come from South Africa, the Americas, even the Falkland Islands. Most of the species included are birds, although a handful of insects and mammals are also included. This copy is from the library of the Irish surgeon and naturalist James Drummond, appointed professor of Anatomy at Belfast in 1818 and later elected first president of the Belfast Natural History Society.

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      Trad. Miguel Geronimo Suarez. Imp. Pedro Marín. Madrid, 1776 - . 16 cm. XXXII-413 pág. (sign. a-b8, A-Z8, 2A-2C8). Notas al pie. Frisos y capitulares. Ilustr. con 3 h. plegadas que contienen 6 lám. sobre el arte de hilar la seda, fuera del texto. Enc. en pergamino, planos con anotaciones antiguas, lomera rotulada, cortes jaspeados. Ejemplar con fragmentos de periódicos relativos a la industria de la seda en verso de plano anterior y última página. Algún subrayado de anterior poseedor. A partir de la página 277 contiene el "Arte de hilar la seda, ó de sacarla de los capullos". CCPB 000061337-1. gusanos de seda, guías, tratados, manuales, organcín Insectes, aranyes, abelles Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations? at King George's Island in the South Sea' [and] 'Variation of the Compass, as observed on the Endeavour Bark' [and] 'Transitus Venus' [from] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

      [Royal Society], 1767-, [London] 1776 - Large octavo, folding plate; good in modern speckled boards. Royal society transactions. An attractive collection of three articles relating to Cook and the Endeavour voyage from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1771. The collection gives an interesting insight into some of the chief scientific concerns of Cook's first voyage, with three separate notices relating to the voyage and particularly the Transit of Venus as observed from Tahiti. The first is the "Observations ? at King George's Island in the South Sea" co-written with Charles Green the astronomer. Green is an interesting figure, for many years assistant to the Astronomer Royal at Greenwich, in 1763 he sailed on the testing voyage of John Harrison's famous chronometer H4. Green later quarrelled violently with Nevil Maskleyne and joined the Navy in a huff, but their relationship was sufficiently mended for Green to be recommended for the Endeavour voyage. He died in 1771 from dysentery contracted in Batavia. The article features extracts from the Log and an interesting plate which shows diagrammatically the differing readings of Cook and Green. The second article is a more technical piece on the "Variation of the Compass, as observed on board the Endeavour Bark", a pressing concern for eighteenth-century navigation. The last essay here is a letter from Johan Maurits Mohr, who settled in Batavia in 1737 where he built a fine observatory that was visited by Cook, and who had himself observed the Transit of Venus and taken notes. The great bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes noted the first two articles from the Philosophical Transactions, but omitted the third. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers and Pirates. The Whole interspersed with several diverting Tales

      London: Printed and Sold by H. Fenwick, No. 20 Newgate Street, 1776. First edition. Hardcover. Good. London: Printed and Sold by H. Fenwick, No. 20 Newgate Street, NO DATE but c.1775-77. 12mo. 156pp. With engraved frontispiece depicting Claude Duval robbing Squire Roper in Windsor Forest. §The printer Henry Fenwick operated from various different addresses in the locale from the early 1760s until possibly 1782, including both No. 20 and No. 89 Newgate Street. Maxted identifies him as working from a Cheapside address in 1774-75. He published 'The Lives of Noted Highwaymen', (100pp., 8vo) from a Snow Hill address at around the same period (ESTC tentatively dates it as 1775); this was a reprint of The History of Notorious Highwaymen (London: J. Lever, London Wall, no date but probably 1765-70. Also 100pp.) - both are rare. §The volume offered can be dated with confidence to the late 1770s and is UNRECORDED: No copies held. §A cheap production, on low grade paper stock, with scattered textual browning. A few leaves closely cropped, touching letters at outer margin. §SLIGHTLY DEFECTIVE (see illustrations) with loss to edge of four leaves at edges. Leaves F, L, and N3 have natural paper flaws, resulting in small loss to the lower corner of N3 clear of text; indistinct printing of a few letters to recto of L at upper corner; and (more seriously) a printing flaw to F, with short accompanying tear, where the leaf seems to have been creased during the printing process. D2 has small loss of text to outer margin, which could be a paper flaw but equally the result of a small piece being torn away by a reader. In other respects a very good copy, neatly rebound sometime in the last century in quarter calf, gilt lettering, marbled paper boards. No ownership names or inscriptions. RARE.& Maxted ('The London Book Trades 1775-1800')

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        The Death of General Wolfe, Obiit Patriam Pugnando'

      1776 - A very fine, probably 18th-century, reworking of William Woolett's engraving of Benjamin West's famous work When West exhibited the original of this image, at the Royal Academy in 1771, it caused a sensation: for the first time a major work by a major artist depicted modern heroes playing out recent events in modern costume. Sir Joshua Reynolds, at first antagonistic to the project, when given a private preview of the work remarked `I forsee that this picture will not only become one of the most popular, but occasion a revolution in art'. The picture was in instant success and the engraving by William Woolett which followed `one of the most commercially successful prints ever published' (H. von Erffa & A. Staley The Paintings of Benjamin West 1986, p.213). The present reworking of Woolett's engraving is of a very high quality, and to judge from its dimensions, is not worked over a traced base but a true redrawing. The published work is approximately 5% smaller than the drawing. If not a professional artist, then George Kendall was clearly a draughtsman of great ability, but unfortunately no information, other than that provided by his grandson, is available. "Wolfe went forward to some high ground on the right, where he had an advanced post of the Louisbourg grenadiers much exposed to the enemy's sharpshooters. He had already been hit twice, and here a third bullet struck him in the breast. With the help of two or three grenadiers he walked about a hundred yards to the rear, and then had to lie down. Don't grieve for me, he said to one of them; I shall be happy in a few minutes. Take care of yourself, as I see you are wounded. He asked eagerly how the battle went, and some officers who came up told him that the French had given way everywhere, and were being pursued to the walls of the town. According to one eye-witness, 'he raised himself up on this news and smiled in my face.' ' Now', said he, 'I die contented', and from that instant the smile never left his face till he died (13 Sept. 1759; English Hist. Review , xii. 763). Wolfe was tall and slight, of Celtic type, and wore his red hair undisguised. He was a good son, a staunch friend, a kindly though strict commanding officer. He owned that he was 'a whimsical sort of person,' of a warm and uncertain temper, and that in writing he sometimes let fall expressions that were 'arrogant and vain.' But he claimed that this warmth of temper enabled him to hold his own, and 'will find the way to a glorious, or at least a firm and manly end when I am of no further use to my friends or country, or when I can be serviceable by offering my life for either' (29 June 1753). As a soldier he was a rare mixture of dash and painstaking, of Condé, and 'the old Dessauer'" ( DNB ). Cf. H. von Erffa & A. Staley The Paintings of Benjamin West 1986, p. 21; cf. Spendlove p.81; Original ink wash, heightened with white, calligraphic title beneath `The Death of General Wolfe' with an original ink wash vignette of a grief-stricken putti leaning against a memorial urn on a pedestal, the pedestal with the lettering `AEt/ 35', to the left of the pedestal a drum, two standards and a cannon barrel, this vignette flanked by the words `Obiit Patriam pugnando.'. Inscribed on verso: `Indian Ink drawing by my grandfather George Kendall b. 21 Mar 1753/ Henry [?] Kendall 15 Feb 1895'. Laid paper, mounted on 19th-century board. Sheet size: 19 1/8 x 24 1/2 inches.

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        Political tracts. Containing, The False Alarm . Falkland Islands. The Patriot; and, Taxation No Tyranny

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1776. Octavo; early repair to front hinge and spine, a very good copy withal in contemporary sheep. First collected edition of these political pamphlets, published anonymously. Probably the most famous of the four is the last, 'Taxation no Tyranny; An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress', a scathing attack on those 'zealots of anarchy' who have 'denied to the Parliament of Britain the right of taxing the American Colonies'. Bitterly opposed to the War of Independence, Johnson inveighs with a sustained denunciation which includes his famous quip 'If slavery be thus fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?'.

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        Les mariages samnites. Drame lyrique en trois actes et en prose. Représenté pour la première fois par les Comédiens Italiens ordinaires du Roi le 12 Juin 1776. Dédié a son Altesse Celsissime Monseigneur L'Evêque et Prince de Liège. Oeuvre XIII. Gravé par Dezauche. Imprimé par Basset

      Paris : Houbaut; Lyon : Castaud, [1776] - Partitur. [2] Bll. (Titel, blanco, Widmungsblatt, blanco), 186 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Rückendeckel fehlt. Ecken bestossen. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenseiten. // Full score. Contemp. half-leather. Back board lacking. Corners bumped. Ex-library copy with stampd to title and contents. Erstausgabe. RISM G/GG 4259. fr

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        Les mariages samnites. Drame lyrique en trois actes et en prose. Represente pour la premiere fois par les Comediens Italiens ordinaires du Roi le 12 Juin 1776. Dedie a son Altesse Celsissime Monseigneur L'Eveque et Prince de Liege. Oeuvre XIII. Grave par Dezauche. Imprime par Basset

      . Paris : Houbaut; Lyon : Castaud, [1776]. - Partitur. [2] Bll. (Titel, blanco, Widmungsblatt, blanco), 186 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Rückendeckel fehlt. Ecken bestossen. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenseiten. // Full score. Contemp. half-leather. Back board lacking. Corners bumped. Ex-library copy with stampd to title and contents.. Erstausgabe. RISM G/GG 4259.

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        MAPA DE EGIPTO DE 1779 (71X51)

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Un esplendido mapa del antiguo Egipto con la muestra del valle del Nilo con todo lujo de detalles. Por Haussard muestra ruinas y una esfinge coqueta. El mapa fue elaborado por el cartografo veneciano y editor Francois (Pere) Santini y publicado por primera vez en Santini del 'Atlas Universel dressee sur les meuilleures cartes modernes 1776. Santini colaboro con Janvier y da credito . para el en la mayoria de sus mapas En 1784 Santini vendio las placas de M. Remondini, cuyo nombre aparece en este ejemplo en particular lo que indica que este es el segundo estado del mapa.Coloreado.Papel grueso. Ref 54 LM.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Paris. 1776. 2h+XXXII+370Pag+2h. 20x13. Arte del Pintor, Dorador, Barnizador. Felix Watin contribuyo al sistema de Lacar considerandose su Obra la mejor del siglo XVIII. Bellissima Obra. Ref 8.6 Biblioteca A.

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        Oeuvre VIII. L'Ami de la maison. Comedie en trois actes et en vers melee d'ariettes. Representee devant sa Majeste a Fontainbleu le 26. octobre 1771 et sur le Theatre de la Comedie Italienne, le Jeudi 14. mai 17721. Dediee a Monsieur de Duc de Duras. Gravee par J. Dezauche. Imprime par Basset

      . Paris : Houbaut; Lyon : Castaud, [1776?]. - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, Verlagsangabe), 169 S. Fol. HLdr. d. Zt. Ecken leicht beschabt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf Notenseiten. Titel leicht fleckig. // Full score. Fol. Contemp. half-leather. Corners sl. shaved. Ex-Library copy with stamps, occasionally also to contents. Titel sl. stained.. Frühe Titelauflage der Erstausgabe. verlagsangabe bis "Les marriages sannites". RISM G/GG 3920.

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        Oeuvre VIII. L'Ami de la maison. Comédie en trois actes et en vers mêlée d'ariettes. Représentée devant sa Majesté à Fontainbleu le 26. octobre 1771 et sur le Théatre de la Comédie Italienne, le Jeudi 14. mai 17721. Dédiée à Monsieur de Duc de Duras. Gravée par J. Dezauche. Imprimé par Basset

      Paris : Houbaut; Lyon : Castaud, [1776?] - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, Verlagsangabe), 169 S. Fol. HLdr. d. Zt. Ecken leicht beschabt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf Notenseiten. Titel leicht fleckig. // Full score. Fol. Contemp. half-leather. Corners sl. shaved. Ex-Library copy with stamps, occasionally also to contents. Titel sl. stained. Frühe Titelauflage der Erstausgabe. verlagsangabe bis "Les marriages sannites". RISM G/GG 3920. fr

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        [La fortification perpendiculaire]. L'art defensif superieur a l'offensif. Par une nouvelle maniere d'employer l'artillerie et par la suppression totale des bastions, comme etant la principale cause du peu de resistance des places de guerre; ou La fortification perpendiculaiure. ouvrage enrichi d'un grand nombre de planches, executees par les plus habiles graveurs, et suivi d'une encyclopedie militaire, tiree du meme ouvrage. (10 Bde. und ein Supplementband; zus. 11 Bde.).

      Paris, 1776-1797. (Bde. 1-9 jeweils mit zusätzlichem eingebundenem Schmutztitel u. Titelblatt d, datiert 1793). 4° (30 x 23 cm); zusammen 2 Frontispiz und 163 meist mehrfach gefaltete gestochene Tafeln., 10 Bde. in Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. auf vier Bünden mit goldener Rücken- und Deckelprägung und Deckelfileten; Bd. 10 Kart. (mit erneuertem Rücken). Die HLdr.-Bde. stammen aus der Bibliothek des Stiefsohns von Napoleon Bonaparte, Eugene de Beauharnais, die Deckel sind mit dessen goldgeprägten Initialen versehen., Kanten min. berieben, Tafeln selten etw. staubrandig. Tafel Nr. 32 von Bd. 2 mit restaurierter Ecke (1 x 2 cm); Bd. 5 mit zwei falsch eingefügten Blättern, 2 Tafeln in Bd. 9 knapp beschnitten, der "Dictionnaire" in Bd. 10 nicht komplett; allgemein sehr gutes und breitrandiges Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 15950. Enthält: Bd. 1: "La fortification perpendiculaire ou essai sur plusieurs manieres de fortifier la ligne droite, le triangle, le quarre, & tous les polygones [ ]" (Paris, L'Imprimerie de Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1776), 3 Bl. Titelei, gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelblatt, 2 Bl. "Avertissement", XL, 225 S., 3 Bl. Verzeichnis, 18 gestochene Falttaf.; Bd. 2: [Titel dito] (Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1777), 3 Bl. Titelei, Titelblatt, 1 Bl. "Avertissement", XVI, 322 S., 2 Bl. Verzeichnis, 32 gestochene Falttaf.; Bd. 3: [Titel dito] (Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres 1778), 3 Bl. Titelei, 1 Bl. Verzeichnis, Titelblatt, 4 Bl. "Avertissement / Explication des planches", XL, 248 S., 25 gestochene Falttaf.; Bd. 4: [Titel dito] (Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1778), 3 Bl. Titelei, Titelblatt, 397 S., 1 Bl. Verzeichnis, 12 gestochene Falttaf.; Bd. 5: [Titel dito, "Tome cinquieme, premiere partie"] (Paris, L'Imprimerie de Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1784), 3 Bl. Titelei, Titelblatt, 2 Bl. "Avertissement", LXXXIII, S. 1-128, S. 128bis-131bis, S. 129-329, (2 Blätter mit S. 157-161 folgen nach S. 154), 17 gestochene Falttaf.; Bd. 6: "Supplement au cinquieme volume de la fortification perpendiculaire. Contenant des nouvelles preuves de la grande superiorite du systeme angulaire sur le systeme bastionne. [ ]" (Paris, L'Imprimerie du Cercle Sociale / Didot / Magimel [u. a.], 1793): 2 Bl. Titelei, XXX, 349 S., 9 gestochene Falttaf.; Bd. 7: "L'art defensif superieur a l'offensif, ou reponse au memoire sur la fortification perpendiculaire, par plusieurs officiers du corps de genie [ ]" (Paris, L'Imprimerie du Cercle Sociale / Didot / Magimel [u. a.], 1793), 2 Bl. Titelei, XXIV S. "Avertissement", 2 Bl. Verzeichnis, XXXX S. "Avant-Propos", XXVI S. "Discours preliminaire", 315 S., 5 gestochene Falttaf., 1 Falttab.; Bd. 8: "L'art defensif superieur a l'offensif, ou la fortification perpendiculaire, contenant de nouvelles preuves de la grand superiorite du systeme angulaire sur le systeme bastionne. Divers memoires [ ]" (Paris, L'Imprimerie du Cercle Sociale / Didot / Magimel [u. a.], 1773 [recte: 1793]), 2 Bl. Titelei, VII "Epitre", 1 Titelblatt "Observations sur les nouveaux forts [ ]" (dieses vermerkt Paris, L'Imprimerie de Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1790), 26 S., Titelblatt "Memoires sur les casemates executees a Cherbourg [ ]" (Paris, L'Imprimerie de Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1790) VI, 76, 10 S., 1 Titelblatt "Lettre de M. Le Baron de Montalembert a M. de Keralio [ ]" (London, T. Spilsbury [1786]), 69 S., 1 Titelblatt "Reponse au Colonel d'Arcon [ ] par Marc-Rene de Montalembert [ ]" (Paris, L'Imprimerie de Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1790), 45 S., 8 S. "Etat des plans en relief", 11 gestochene Falttaf.; Bd. 9: "L'art defensif superieur a l'offensif par une nouvelle maniere d'employer l'artillerie, et par suppression totale des bastions [ ]. Formant la suite et le dernier volume de la fortification perpendiculaire" (Paris, L'Imprimerie du Cercle Sociale / Didot / Magimel [u. a.], 1793), 2 Bl. Titelei, dazwischen gestochenes Frontispiz, VIII S. "Avertissement", S. I-XXIV "Avant-Propos" [in der Folge fehlen 2 Blatt] und S. XXIX-XXXIV, LXXXIII S. "Discours preliminaire", 288 S., 34 gestochene Falttaf.; Bd. 10: "L'art defensif superieur a l'offensif, par une nouvelle maniere d'employer l'artillerie, et par suppression totale des bastions [ ] formant la suite de la fortification perpendiculaire; contenant divers memoirs relatifs aux fortifications et a l'artillerie, avec un dictionnaire encyclopedique et militaire, faisant suite aux dix volumes de cet ouvrage" (Paris, Magimel, [1793/94]), 2 Bl. Titelei, 22 S. "Memoire relatif a l'art defensif. Faisant suite au tome VIII, contenant divers memoires" (Paris, Magimel, o. J.), 14 S. "Seconde addition au memoire relatif a l'art defensif [ ]" (Paris, o. Vlg, 1791), "Memoires [ ] contenant des observations sur le traite complet de fortification [ ]" (Paris, o. Vlg., 1792), VI S. "Discours preliminaire", 1 Bl. "Citations", XXIII S. "Avant-propos", XXVIII S. "Preface"; "Troisieme addition aus memoires [ ]" (Paris, o. Vlg. 1792), 76 S.; "Memoire relatif a l'art defensif, faisant suite au tome VIII, contenant divers memoires. Memoire sur une nouvelle construction d'affut pour l'artillerie [ ]" (Paris, Magimel o. J.), 22 S.; "Addition au memoire [ ] sur une nouvelle construction d'affut", 7 S.; "Compte rendu" 8 S., 1 Bl.; Julienne Belair: "Dictionnaire encyclopedique et militaire, Faisant suite au dix volumes de l'art defensif [ ]" (Paris, o. Vlg., 1792), [S. 12]-15; "Dictionnaire" S. 1-208 [von A-Arganeau; nicht cplt.; mehr vermutlich nicht erschienen.]; [Supplementbd.:] "L'ami de l'art defensif ou observations sur le journal polytechnique de l'ecole centrale des travaux publics. Article fortifications No. I" (Paris, Louvet, [1794/95]), IV S. "Avant-propos", 29 S.; "L'ami de l'art defensif ou observations sur le journal polytechnique de l'ecole centrale des travaux publics. Article fortifications No. II" (Paris, Louvet, [1794/95]), IV S. "Concours", XII S. "Discours preliminaire", 50 S.; "L'ami de l'art defensif ou observations sur le journal polytechnique de l'ecole centrale des travaux publics. Article fortifications No. III" (Paris, Louvet, [1794/95]), 1 Bl. "Avertissement", XXVI "Discours preliminaire", 25 S.; "L'ami de l'art defensif contenant les lettres du General Montalembert au Citoyen Bossut. Article fortifications No. IV" (Paris, Magimel, [1795/96]), 1 Bl. "Avertissement", 2 Bl. "Introduction", S. 3-18 (cplt.); "Art defensif. Affuts de canons pour pieces de bataille [ ]. No. V" (Paris, Magimel, 1797), XII, 18 S.; "Art defensif. Affuts de canons pour l'artillerie des vaisseaux [ ] appelles affuts marins a aiguille" (Paris, Magimel, 1797), XVII, 21 S.- Graesse IV, 582. - Poggendorff II, 192. - Brunet III, 1843 ("l'on ne trouve pas souvent complet"). - Berühmtes, monumentales Werk zum Festungsbau. - Marc-Rene Marquis de Montalembert (1714-18009, französischer Ingenieur für Waffentechnik und Festungsbau. Die Ideen und Intentionen Montalemberts haben vor allem die Neupreußische Befestigungsmanier beeinflusst. Detachierter Forts und die Verwendung des Tenaillensystems anstelle der früheren Bastionsfestung wurden erstmals umfangreich bei der preußischen Großfestung Koblenz in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts umgesetzt. Seine bekannteste Entwicklung sind die sogenannten Montalembertschen Türme. Dahinter stand das Prinzip, möglichst viele Geschütze mit Rundum-Wirkung auf ein oder zwei Etagen zu verteilen. Das untere Geschoss wurde vielwinklig (meist als Zwölfeck ausgebildet) und die darin vorhanden Eingangstore durch Gewehrfeuer aus entsprechend angeordneten Schießscharten gedeckt. Die oberen, völlig runden Stockwerke boten in der Regel Platz für je 24 kasemattierte Geschütze. Der Dachaufbau bestand aus einer Brustwehr sowie einem abschließenden Turmaufsatz zur Beobachtung und Gewehrfeuer. Das Werk war von einem trockenen Graben umgeben. Ein solcher Turm wurde in Preußen zuerst 1802 durch den Generalmajor Christian Reinhard von Lindener in der Festung Cosel in Oberschlesien errichtet. Weitere entstanden beispielsweise in der Moselweißer Schanze in Koblenz oder als Weiterentwicklung durch den General von Aster auch in der Festung Königsberg, dort als Dohnaturm und Wrangelturm ausgeführt.

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        A Discourse upon some late improvements of the Means for Preserving the Health of Mariners . Delivered at the Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Society, November 30, 1776. By Sir John Pringle, Baronet, President. Published by their Order

      London: Royal Society, 1776. Small quarto, [iv], 44 pp. with the half-title, woodcut title device and headpiece, leaf C4 a cancel as usual; a very good clean copy in modern green quarter morocco. Captain Cook's measures against scurvy. One of the most significant of all the printed works relating to Cook's voyages. This is the first appearance in print of Cook's epoch-making account of the successful measures taken against scurvy on his first two voyages. There were several later versions and translations, but this original edition has long been acknowledged as a major rarity. The paper on scurvy was read to the Royal Society by its president, Sir John Pringle - in the absence of Cook himself, then just beginning his final voyage - as the year's Copley medal award, and immediately published in this form. Pringle's long presentation address, quoting directly from Cook and other sources, is followed by Cook's paper and an extract from a letter by Cook to Pringle written from Plymouth Sound in July 1776. The paper subsequently appeared in the official account of the second voyage and in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. In 1783 a series of six of Pringle's discourses at the annual presentations of the Copley medal was published in one volume. The winning of the battle against scurvy was one of the most important achievements in the general field of exploration. It made possible the major voyages that followed. As Robert Hughes has so aptly put it in The Fatal Shore: 'malt juice and pickled cabbage put Europeans in Australia as microchip circuitry would put Americans on the moon…'. The NUC locates only four copies in American libraries, those at Harvard, John Carter Brown, National Library of Medicine and the Naval Observatory Library.

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        Characteres Generum Plantarum , quas in itinere ad insulas maris australis, collegerunt, descripserunt, delinearunt, annis 1772-1775

      London: B. White, T. Cadell, & P. Elmsly, 1776. Quarto, with 78 engraved plates (numbered 1-75 and including 38a & b & 51a); two plates bound in upside-down; an excellent copy, completely uncut, in recent half blue morocco. c. Natural history of the voyage. First edition: the Linnaean classification of botanical discoveries made during Cook's second voyage. The descriptions are by Anders Sparrman and the engravings are after drawings by the younger Forster. The Forsters, father and son, travelled as scientists on the second voyage. Their intellectual arrogance earned them considerable ridicule - including some mockery for the present work 'owing to the minute scale on which the plants were drawn as compared with the size of the paper' (Holmes). Scientifically, the work may not now be seen as being of major botanical significance, but it is nonetheless one of the earliest sources for our knowledge of the plants of Australasia and Polynesia, has considerable significance for the history of Cook's second voyage, and is one of a surprisingly small number of monuments to the scientific achievements of the three voyages. This excellent uncut copy has an eighteenth-century presentation inscription to the Aberdeen Medical Society from Colin Allan, Assistant Surgeon to the Royal Artillery, St Vincents, dated June 1796. The Characteres is one of the earliest publications resulting from the second voyage; the rush to get it into print should probably be seen in the light of the quarrel with the Admiralty over the Forsters' claims to publishing rights for the official account of the voyage. This pre-emptive scientific publication may well have been intended to show the strength of the Forster camp.

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        Omiah's Farewell; Inscribed to the Ladies of London [bound with five other works, see below]

      London: G. Kearsly, 1776. Quarto, six works bound together; some water-staining and a little dusted; 20th-century calf, gilt, crimson morocco spine label. Sleep with me beneath the Bread-tree's shade. First edition, scarce, of this famous poem lampooning Omai and his supposed liaisons with the ladies of London society. In this 154-line poem, Omai (properly "Mai") dwells sadly on the necessity of parting from the women, who are each referred to under the partial disguise of asterisks: 'Oft Lady ******* hast thou promise made,/ To sleep with me beneath the Bread-tree's shade,/ For brighter suns, to leave this clouded sky,/ And with Omiah share Eternity'. Although obvious in its intentions as a comic poem, the work is also notable for its clear implication that Omai's return to Tahiti, loaded with gee-gaws and fireworks, represented a missed opportunity, when he could so easily have been returned 'with some useful knowledge… in British culture' (Harriet Guest, "Omai's Things", in Cook & Omai, p. 33). Omai is warmly described as a man of wonderful temperament and great charm, but is also compared - unfavourably, it must be said - with the Chinese boy Hwang ya Tung brought to England around the same time by Captain John Blake, and who was also painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. This rare work is bound here in the appropriate company of five other satirical poems published between 1777 and 1779, including William Combe's "The Diaboliad" in a new edition and Voltaire's "Ghost to the Apostle of the Sinless Foundery" (a full listing available on request).

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        Caroli Friderici Walchii Introductio in Controversias Juris Civilis recentiores inter jurisconsultos agitatas

      Ieane, Ch. F. Gollner, 1776,. GLDr.der Zeit, [25], 502 S., [52], kl.- 8° mit Rückenschildchen u. Goldverzierung. Titelvignette, Kopf- u. Schlußvignetten, Zierleisten im Text. Einband gering berieben u. abgegriffen. Seiten durchg. etwas altersgebräunt. Vorsatz mit Signatur, bekritzelt. Ansonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

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        TRAITE SUR LA CAVALERIE, par M. le Comte Drummond de Melfort, Marechal de Camp es Armees du Roi, & Inspecteur - General des

      Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Guillaume Desprez, 1776.FIRST EDITION 1776, Volume I only of 2, lacking the volume of plates. French text, folio, approximately 445 x 290 mm, 17½ x 11½ inches, splendid engraved frontispiece, large allegorical engraving to title page, 4 large engraved pictorial headpieces 3 large engraved pictorial tailpieces, some decorative head - and tailpieces, 11 engraved plates of plans on 10 sheets (9 folding), pages: xxii, (2), 505, (2), complete with half - title, Subscriber's list and directions to the binder. Bound in full contemporary tree calf, raised bands to spine, ornate gilt bands with gilt sunburst ornament in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label. Upper hinge cracked with crude amateur repairs to cords, upper cover holding firmly, lower hinge starting to crack, small chip to tail of spine, corners very slightly worn, endpapers browned at edges, bookplate of Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford on front pastedown, very faint foxing to top margins of prelims and very occasionally to margins throughout, small chip to fore - edge of pages 41 and 153, another to lower corner of first folding plate, no loss, a few very minor marks to margins of final text page. A good clean copy (without atlas of plates as noted). Brunet, II, col. 842. VERY HEAVY BOOK AND WILL REQUIRED EXTRA POSTAGE COSTS. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        VOYAGE EN ARABIE & en d'autres Pays circonvoisins.

      Amsterdam, S. J. Baalde; Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven & Comp., 1776.3 VOLUMES, COMPLETE SET, FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF FIRST TWO VOLUMES 1776 - 1780, Volume III dated 1774 and entitled Description de l'Arabie faite sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux memes (first published in French in Copenhagen in 1773). 4to, approximately 260 x 210 mm, 10¼ x 8½ inches, a total of 150 engravings, Volume I: attractive allegorical vignette to title page, 72 engravings of which 22 folding (5 maps or plans) plus a large folding map of Yemen with routes shown in green and red; Volume II: same vignette on title page, 52 engravings, 17 folding, many maps and plans; Volume III: same title page vignette, 24 engravings including maps, 7 folding of which 2 hand coloured of Kufiq characters, and 5 of maps, plus large folding map of Yemen with routes in colour, pages: viii, (6), 409, (1); vi, (10), 389, (1); xlii, 372 + (16), all 3 complete with half - titles. Bound in old calf sides, handsomely rebacked to style, gilt decorated raised bands, ornate gilt decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. A few small scrapes to covers, corners slightly worn with cardboard showing at tips, ex college library copy with armorial library bookplate stamped 'Withdrawn' on each pastedown, small blind library stamp on title pages, tiny closed tear to inner edge of 2 folding maps in Volume I, 1 folding map protruding slightly from text block and very slightly worn along fore - edge, 1 or 2 very small neat pencil notes in Volume II, neat pencil titles to plates on Directions to Binder at the end of Volume III. A very good clean set. Volume I covers Egypt (pages 32 - 212) and Yemen, Volume II covers parts a of India including Bombay and Surat, Iraq and Syria, Volume III first part: describes Arabia in general, customs, religion, currency, ancient writing, astronomy, medcine, agriculture, animals; second part covers Yemen, Oman, Mecca and Medina, Bedouin tribes, Desert of Mount Sinai. Cox, Volume I, page 237: 'This is a justly famous and popular work. Niebuhr, though German born, took part as astronomer and naturalist in the Royal Danish expedition to Arabia 1763 - 67. His accounts are probably the best and most authentic of their day. Though Arabia was his chief concern, his travels extended into Egypt, Persia and Hindustan"; Sotheby's Library of Peter Hopkirk, 1010: "(Niebuhr's) work was the first European attempt at a complete account of Arabia. He amassed a vast quantity of factual information which he relates in a simp[le unrhetorical fashion, distinguishing clearly between things observed personally and things learned from, others."; Sotheby's Library of Michael Burrell, 569. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Catalogue Des Livres et Estampes De La bibliotheque De Feu Monsieur Perrot, maitre Des Comptes; disposé Dans Un Ordre Différent De Celui observé Jusqu'à Ce Jour. Avec Une Table Des Auteurs. La vente se fera en sa maison... le 22 janvier 1776, & jours suivans

      1776. Paris, Gogué & Née de la Rochelle, 1776. iv, xxxii, 382 pp. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, spine goldtooled. Hinges a bit worn but holding well. Priced throughout in a contemporary hand and with some annotations. A good copy. Remarkable auction catalogue containing 4542 lots of books and 51 lots of prints; a very large collection totalling over 21,000 books. The collection is particularly rich in sciences. From a bibliographical point of view this is an important catalogue. Brunet says: "Ce catalogue, rédigé par le libraire Gouget, est remarquable parce qu'on y a adopté un nouveau système de bibliographie qui n'a pas d'ailleurs, et avec raison, trouvé d'imitateurs. La classe des Belles-lettres est supprimée et figure avec les Sciences et Arts dont on a fait deux grandes divisions, la première contenant les sciences proprement dites, la seconde les arts dans laquelle se trouvent fondues les Belles-lettres. La jurisprudence est placée après l'histoire, tandis qu'il est plus logique de faire venir la lègislation avant le récit des événements." [c.f. Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 509; Pollard & Ehrman 294; Grolier Club 243]

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      London, D. Henry, 1776.THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. 1776. 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, LACKS ALL THE MAPS EXCEPT ONE AND IS BEING SOLD AS A VERY EARLY PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Ex - Library copy. Full year January - December 1776 bound together, plus the Supplement, each year having its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate at the top. Present are 1 map of The Discoveries of Captain Cook and 5 engraved plates,1 folding, illustrations in the text, general title page, preface, 608 pages plus 16 pages of index, rebound in modern quarter brown calf, red label with gilt lettering and surrounding gilt rules, blind decoration between raised bands, marbled boards, new cream endpapers. Faint blind library stamps to title page and 1 engraved plate, hardly visible, no other library marks, title page has very pale browning to margins, occasional pale browning to text, very pale red staining to lower edges, slight cropping to lower edge when rebound, otherwise a very good sturdy tight copy. The Declaration is found on pages 361 & 362 of the August issue for 1776. There are also some other articles of interest on America. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      Köpenhamn, A. F. Stein, 1776. 8:o. 80 s. Häftad i samtida nött gråpappomslag med handskriven titeltext på både rygg och främre omslag. Ryggen defekt. En gammal biblioteksetikett på främre omslaget. Gamla anteckningar på insidan av främre omslaget och titelsidan. En fuktfläck i nedre hälften av texten från s. 65 till slutet. Med en oidentifierad gammal oval stpl med initialerna "NLSB" och en svårtydd namnteckning daterad den 1 november 1909.. Bibliotheca danica III:646

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        Raccolta di varie composizioni per la degnissima promozione al vescovato e principato di Trento di sua altezza reverendissima monsignor Pietro Michele Vigilio del S.R.I. conte di Thunn, ed Hichenstein Ec., Marchese di Castellaro, &c. &c.

      Nella stamperia vescovile Monauniana, Trento. 1776 - A c. [pi greco]3-4 dedic. a Giovanni Vigilio di Thunn. Tit. sull?occhietto: Raccolta di componimenti poetici. Ritratto inciso in antiporta del vescovo. Ultimo Principe Vescovo a governare di fatto sul principato trentino, fin dalla sua elezione pratica la via delle riforme, in un periodo storico caratterizzato da profondi mutamenti politici e istituzionali. Nel corso di una missione a Vienna, nel 1777, firma con l?imperatrice Maria Teresa, un accordo che assoggetta il principato alla legislazione austriaca, in materia commerciale e fiscale. Pochi anni dopo, nel 1781, offre all?imperatore Giuseppe II la sovranità sul territorio trentino in cambio di un vitalizio personale. Quest?azione di Pietro Vigilio Thunn, diretta al compimento dell?inevitabile processo di assorbimento del piccolo principato nell?amministrazione asburgica, non ha seguito, ma viene fortemente criticata dalle forze trentine più conservatrici. Con l?avvicinarsi dell?esercito di Napoleone, nel 1796, il Principe Vescovo si allontana da Trento, senza più tornarci, nemmeno quando la situazione antecedente è ripristinata dall?intervento delle truppe austriache. Incapace di mutare il corso degli eventi, Thunn non può che assistere impotente all?annullamento politico del principato, la cui esistenza sarà d?ora in poi solo sulla carta fino alla sua definitiva soppressione nel 1803. Ben curato tipograficamente con i componimenti in cornici, uso di iniziali ornate e fregi. Bella legatura in cartoncino semirigido dorato coeva. Opera molto rara. Formato: 68, LXXII p., [1] ritr., [1] c. di tav. ripieg. 4° (23 cm), cart. Buono, ordinari segni d?uso e del tempo.

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        Sylva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees,

      York: by A. Ward, for J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, J. Robson, and T. Durham, in London, and W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1776. York: by A. Ward, for J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, J. Robson, and T. Durham, in London, and W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh,, 1776. and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions: as it was delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th Day of October, 1662, Upon Occasion of certain Quaeries propounded to that illustrious Assembly, by the Honourable the Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy. Together With An Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. With Notes by A Hunter M.D. F.R.S. Large quarto (315 × 240 mm). Half calf to style, edges entirely uncut. With the original subscriber's ticket signed by Hunter, and with the original prepublication advertisement leaf loosely inserted. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 40 engraved plates of which 1 folding, folding letterpress table. Some light foxing and offsetting, a few inserted botanical specimens, an excellent copy. First Hunter edition, complete with the original advertisement leaf and subscriber's ticket as receipt. First published in 1664 and famously the first book to be printed by order of the Royal Society, Sylva was his most important work to be published during Evelyn's lifetime (his famous diary not being published until 1818). During the 1640s and 1650s production of glass and iron increased rapidly and the wood used to fire the furnaces and factories was not being replaced by fresh planting. This led to a serious shortage of wood from which the Navy could construct ships. Evelyn appealed to the king for a concerted campaign of reforestation and claimed in his preface that he had induced landowners to plant many millions of trees. In his own preface, Hunter remarks that "soon after the publication of the Sylva... the Spirit for Planting increased to a high degree; and there is reason to believe that many of our ships, [used] in the last war... were constructed from Oaks planted at that time.

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        Mémoires de l’abbé Terrai, Controlleur-Général des Finances, Avec une relation de l’émeute arrivée à Paris en 1775. & suivis de quatorze Lettres d’un Actionnaire de la Compagnie des Indes.

      1776 - Livre ancien (2 ff), 398 pp. Edition pirate publiée sans nom d’éditeur de ces pseudo-mémoires de l’Abbé Terrai, qui sont une virulente critique de la gestion du ministre des finances par Jean-Baptiste Louis Coquereau, avocat, suivis du récit sous forme épistolaire des dernières assemblées de la Compagnie des Indes. Exemplaire en cartonnage dominoté du temps, intéressante condition. Condition : In-12, en cartonnage d’époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vollkommene Gründ- und Regulmäßige Anweisung zur Schön-Schreib-Kunst... Nürnberg, J. A. Endter, (1776). Kl.-4to. (ca. 25 : 20 cm). Mit gest. doppelblattgr. Titel u. 14 (statt 25) Kupfertafeln, davon 12 doppelblattgroß. Mit Buntpapierstücken bezogener alter Pp.; Rücken überklebt.

      . . Doede 205; Kat. Ornamentstich-Slg. Bln. 4921. - Fragment des seltenen Schreibmeisterbuchs. Vollständig vorhanden sind aber die 22 großen, prächtigen Zierbuchstaben mit integrierten Berufsdarstellungen, die ein "Fractur-Alphabet mit artigen, auf jeden Buchstaben sich schickenden Figuren" darstellen: von A (Affe am Schreibpult) über Barbier, Drechsler, Fischer, Gerber, Hafner, Jäger, Kürschner, Organist, Perückenmacher, Quacksalber u.a. bis W (Wagner). Von Thieme/Becker (I, 233) als Albrechts "trefflichste Blätter" gelobt. Von den einfacheren Tafeln sind lediglich eine doppelblattgroße Tafel mit Versalien und zwei blattgroße mit Monogrammen vorhanden. Es fehlen die auf dem Titel genannten "Lateinische Cursiv, Rotund und Romanische Schrifft und Zahlen"-Tafeln. Aus dem Vorbesitz des Illustrators Henri Barthelemy, mit dessen Exlibris und kleinem Prägestempel auf den meisten Tafeln. ** Bestellungen bis 14 Uhr versenden wir am selben Tag. - Schweizer Postkonto vorhanden. **

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        Didon abandonnee par Enee. Aeneas' Abschied von Dido.

      1776. Feder in Schwarz, rotbraun laviert und mit Deckweiß gehöht, über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Papier, mit Goldlitze, mehreren Tuschlinien und hellgrün lavierter Umrandung, unten Mitte eigenhändig in franz. Sprache betitelt, rechts unten signiert und datiert "Dessine et inv: par H. Ramberg Mens: Aug: 1776?. 27,9:41 cm.. "Ein umfänglicher Bestand an Zeichnungen des Knaben Ramberg, die sich als Geschenk von Rambergs Nachfahren, ... in Hannover erhalten haben, erlaubt Einblicke, wie Ramberg von seinem Vater angeleitet und wie seine Begabung gefördert wurde. Die Blätter reichen bis 1774 zurück, als Ramberg in seinem elften Lebensjahr in Rötel nach antiken Vorlagen, Gipsen und Graphiken, wie sie in der Sammlung des Kriegssekretärs vorhanden waren, zeichnete.... 1776 widmete er sich Hirten- und Fischerszenen, Putten, aber auch Köpfe und Figuren im Stil Rembrandts sowie klassischen Themen wie Mucius Scävola." (Zit. aus: A. von Rohr, Johann Heinrich Ramberg 1773-Hannover-1840. Maler für König und Volk. Hannover 1998, S. 13).

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        Vanto Delli Cocchieri Napolitani o Sia Dell'Arte nobilissima, che tengono essi, in domare li Cavalli, e guidarli sotto le Carrozze, sopra Qualsisia Nazione. Consacrato al merito singolare del Signor Gaetano Pizzella Cocchiero Maggiore, e Maestro di Stalla di S. E. Il Signor Principe di Francavilla . . .

      Giuseppe Coda, Napoli 1776 - Scarce Neapolitan equestrian title, with only five libraries appearing to have it on OCLC FirstServe. 8vo. 20 by 15 cm. xi, 194 pp. The book is a cross between a primer on horses and coaching and a celebration of the Neapolitan tradition in particular, with special homage to Cajetanus Pezzella, a then renowned horseman and equerry to the Prince of Francavilla. The book has an element also of the hoary Italianate "mirror" book, a self-help book for rulers to gentlemen instructing them on how to behave properly and excel in their role. Novi argues in essence that the dedication of a Pezzella is a sine qua non for mastery in horsemanship while lamenting that such an accomplishment may not be rewarded with heightened social status. Of perhaps greatest interest in the work is how Novi identifies a special "code of honor" amongst the cocchieri napolitani. No less a figure than Benedetto Croce has said that this code serves as a parable of Neapolitan republican character. Light occasional foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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