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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, [1776]. - Titlepage, 2pp. dedication to "Gov. Pownall," 2pp. "Advertisement," 1p. "List of maps," and six engraved maps, handcolored in outline. Contemporary marbled boards; rebacked to style with modern calf, gilt leather label. Boards worn. Maps with some light foxing and soiling. Light wear at edges and folds, slight separation at some folds. Map 2 with a split along length of one vertical fold. About very good. The "Holster Atlas": one of the most important atlases of the American Revolution, designed for use in the field. The "Holster Atlas" was issued at the suggestion of Governor George Pownall and included the "maps that the British high command regarded as providing essential topographical information in the most convenient form" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg). This collection of maps was published by Sayer and Bennet at the beginning of the Revolution for the use of British officers. "Surveys and Topographical Charts being fit only for a Library, such maps as an Officer may take with him into the Field have been much wanted. The following Collection forms a Portable Atlas of North America, calculated in its Bulk and Price to suit the Pockets of Officers of all Ranks" (Advertisement). Although the publishers claimed the atlas would fit into an officer's pocket, it was more usually carried in a holster and thus gained its nickname. The atlas was generally bound in an octavo format, as is the case in this copy. The six maps are as follow: 1) Dunn, Samuel: NORTH AMERICA, AS DIVIDED AMONGST THE EUROPEAN POWERS. BY SAMUEL DUNN, MATHEMATICIAN. London: printed for Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (13 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches). Engraved for Dunn's A NEW ATLAS (London, 1774). 2) Dunn, Samuel A COMPLEAT MAP OF THE WEST INDIES, CONTAINING THE COASTS OF FLORIDA, LOUISIANA, NEW SPAIN, AND TERRA FIRMA: WITH ALL THE ISLANDS. London: Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (13 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches). Engraved for Dunn's A NEW ATLAS (London, 1774). The "Advertisement" describes these first two maps as "a general map of the part of the globe, called North America, and a second general map of those islands, shores, gulfs, and bays, which form what is commonly called the West Indies; these we consider as introductory, and as giving a general idea, and we trust a just one." 3) A GENERAL MAP OF THE NORTHERN BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA. WHICH COMPREHENDS THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, THE GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND, NOVA-SCOTIA, NEW-ENGLAND AND NEW-YORK. FROM THE MAPS PUBLISHED BY THE ADMIRALTY AND BOARD OF TRADE, REGULATED BY THE ASTRONOMIC AND TRIGONOMETRIC OBSERVATIONS OF MAJOR HOLLAND AND CORRECTED FROM GOVERNOR POWNALL'S LATE MAP 1776. London: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, Aug. 14, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (20 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches). First state, also issued as a separate map. This map was re- issued in 1788 with the title changed to reflect the new political realities. McCORKLE, NEW ENGLAND 776.11. SELLERS & VAN EE 143. STEVENS & TREE 65. 4) Evans, Lewis: A GENERAL MAP OF THE MIDDLE BRITISH COLONIES, IN AMERICA. CONTAINING VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, THE DELAWARE COUNTIES, PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY. WITH THE ADDITION OF NEW YORK, AND THE GREATEST PART OF NEW ENGLAND, AS ALSO OF THE BORDERING PARTS OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, IMPROVED FROM SEVERAL SURVEYS MADE AFTER THE LATE WAR, AND CORRECTED FROM GOVERNOR POWNALL'S LATE MAP 1776. London: R. Sayer & J. Bennet, Oct. 15, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (20 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches). Based on Lewis Evans map of 1755, with additions and corrections. STEPHENSON & McKEE, VIRGINIA, p.82 (an image of the Evans map). 5) Romans, Bernard: A GENERAL MAP OF THE SOUTHERN BRITISH COLONIES, IN AMERICA. COMPREHENDING NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, EAST AND WEST FLORIDA, WITH THE NEIGHBOURING INDIAN COUNTRIES. FROM THE MODERN SURVEYS OF ENGINEER DE BRAHM, CAPT. COLLET, MOUZON & OTHERS; AND FROM THE LARGE HYDROGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE COASTS OF EAST AND WEST FLORI

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

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

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

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        Experimental Essays on Medical and Philosophical Subjects

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

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

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

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

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        CORYAT'S CRUDITIES; Reprinted from the Edition of 1611. To which are now added, His Letters from India, &c. and Extracts Relating to Him, from Various Authors: ... Together with his Orations, Character, Death &c., with Copper-plates. In Three Volumes

      London: Printed for W. Cater; Samuel Hayes; J. Wilkie; and E. Easton, 1776. 3 volumes, pp. vol. 1: [208], 304; vol.2: [4], 484; vol. 3: [4], 91, [375], with 8 plates and 4 large text illustrations, all have half-titles. Full smooth calf, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, spinestrip stamped in gilt, handsomely bound by Birdsall. Each volume contains the bookplate of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies. Also contains the armorial bookplate of S.P.B. Mais (author of over 200 books). Fine, crisp and clean set. Very collectible.. First Edition. Full Leather. Fine. Octavo.

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        Guerra de Granada, que Hizo El Rei D. Felipe II. Contra los Moriscos de Aquel Reino, sus Rebeldes

      Valencia: Officina de Benito Monfort, 1776 - Nueva Impresion. Full leather binding, spine with raised bands, gilt-tooled panels, and leather title label. Red page edges, marbled endpapers. Lvi, 335pp. Engraved frontis portrait of author. Hurtado de Mendoza (1503-1575) was a novelist, poet, historian, diplomat, and governor of Granada. His history Guerra de Granada concerns the 1568 Morisco Revolt, when Moors from the former Muslim Kingdom of Granada in Southern Spain rebelled against the Castilian king Philip II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Major Robert Rogers, Commander in Chief of the Indians in the Back Settlements of America

      London 1776 - "Major Robert Rogers, Commander in Chief of the Indians in the Back Settlements of America" By Thomas Hart Published: London Oct, 1, 1776 Medium: Mezzotint engraving Dimensions: 14 5/8" x 11 3/16

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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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        Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

      Ã¬The First and Greatest Classic of Modern Economic Thoughtî A Beautiful Clean Copy of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations"SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776.First edition. Two large quarto volumes (sheet size-10 13/16 x 8 3/8 inches; 275 x 213 mm.). [12], [1]-510, [2, blank]; [4], [1]-587, [1, advertisements] pp. Complete with half-title in Volume II (no half-title called for in Volume I), and the final blank leaf at the end of Volume I.Bound in contemporary mottled calf. Boards tooled with gilt boarder, and gilt floral corner devices. Spine densely stamped in gilt in compartments. With blue and green morocco gilt lettering labels. Gilt dentelles. Edges speckled blue. Marbled endpapers. Almost invisibly restored at outer hinges, and headcaps but not rebacked. A slight crease down the center of the spine of volume II. In volume II, pages 563-566 have been bound out of order, between pages 554 and 555, which is not entirely uncommon. A small closed marginal tear with no restoration to leaf 4A2, not affecting text. Overall a very clean, near fine set. Housed in a full tree calf clamshell, elaborately embellished in gilt.Adam Smith (1723-1790) spent ten years in the writing and perfecting of The Wealth of Nations. ìThe book succeeded at once, and the first edition was exhausted in six months...Whether it be true or not, as Buckle said, that the ëWealth of Nationsí was, ëin its ultimate results, probably the most important that had ever been writtení is probable that no book can be mentioned which so rapidly became an authority both with statesmen and philosophersî (D.N.B.).ìThe history of economic theory up to the end of the nineteenth century consists of two parts: the mercantilist phase which was based not so much on a doctrine as on a system of practice which grew out of social conditions; and the second phase which saw the development of the theory that the individual had the right to be unimpeded in the exercise of economic activity. While it cannot be said that Smith invented the latter theory...his work is the first major expression of it. He begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange...Labour represents the three essential elementsówages, profit and rentóand these three also constitute income. From the working of the economy, Smith passes to its matteróëstockíówhich compasses all that man owns either for his own consumption or for the return which it brings him. The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control...The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is complete convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thoughtî (Printing and the Mind of Man).Grolier, 100 English, 57. Kress 7261. Printing and the Mind of Man 221. Rothschild 1897. Sabin 82303.HBS 65988.$185,000

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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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        British Zoology. Four Volume Set

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

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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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