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        The trials on the informations which in pursuance of an order of the House of Commons, were filed by His Majesty's Attorney General against Richard Smith, Esq. and Thomas Brand Hollis, Esq. for having been guilty of notorious bribery, and thereby procuring themselves to be elected and returned burgesses to serve in Parliament for the borough of Hindon, tried by a special jury on Tuesday the 12th of March, 1776. at the assize holden at Salisbury for the county of Wilts; before the honourable Sir Beaumont Hotham, Knt, One of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Taken in short-hand by Joseph Gurney.

      London: sold by G. Kearsley; and M. Gurney, [1776]. - 31,[1]p.; 4to. Uncut, stab-sewn as issued. Paper very lightly browned but an excellent copy as issued. First edition. L, Dt, Lpro, O; MH-L, NcD (-sig.B), CaOTY, CtY, KU-S in ESTC on-line. Thomas Brand inherited a huge fortune from his friend and travelling companion Thomas Hollis and the same year (1774) changed his name to Thomas Brand Hollis. Flush with cash, Brand-Hollis successfully brought a seat in Parliament for the borough of Hindon, Wiltshire, but the machinations of his agent and the sour grapes of his defeated rivals for the borough, culminated in a prosecution as a result of which Brand-Hollis was fined heavily and sentenced to prison. Later, in 1786 and 1787, Brand-Hollis, an Americanophile, became friends with and hosted John Adams and his wife, whilst Adams was American ambassador in England. Brand-Hollis already had connections in America and was a member of the Society of Arts and Sciences there, as well as a patron of Harvard, where he was awarded an honorary degree. The present work represents an episode Brand-Hollis, as a collector and antiquary, philanthropist and essayist, would rather have avoided: certainly his heir and apologist, John Disney, skates over this episode in an unconvincing way. Rendered in a rather conversational style, the trial was taken down in short-hand by Joseph Gurney, and reveals much of the rotten machinations which were the hallmark of the Parliamentary system of the day. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      London: Printed for the Royal Society, . 1776 - [4],44pp. Half title. Small quarto. Three-quarter 20th- century calf over marbled boards, gilt label. Leaf C4 (signed C3) a cancel, as usual. Occasional minor foxing, ink stain on p.2. A very good copy, bound with five other works by Pringle, listed below. Extremely rare. One of the most significant of all the printed works relating to Cook's voyages and their importance. 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 the original edition of this milestone publication 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 winner, 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. "In Pringle's discourse on preserving the health of mariners he includes the first printing of Captain Cook's important paper entitled: 'The Method taken for preserving the Health of the Crew of His Majesty's Ship the Resolution during her late Voyage round the World.' In this paper, which Cook communicated to Pringle, President of the Royal Society, Cook describes the supplies carried on the voyage and his maintenance of the cleanliness of his ship and crew. It was included by Pringle in his discourse commemorating Cook's receipt of the Copley medal" - Norman sale. 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 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." This copy is very appropriately accompanied by five other Royal Society discourses of the period. A DISCOURSE. is here bound chronologically with five other Pringle first editions: A DISCOURSE ON THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF AIR (1774), A DISCOURSE ON THE TORPEDO (1775), A DISCOURSE ON THE ATTRACTION OF MOUNTAINS (1775), A DISCOURSE ON THE INVENTION AND IMPROVEMENTS OF THE REFLECTING TELESCOPE (1778), and A DISCOURSE ON THE THEORY OF GUNNERY (1778). The Streeter- Norman copy of the DISCOURSE.FOR PRESERVING THE HEALTH OF MARINERS was also bound with these five additional works by Pringle. STREETER SALE 2410. NORMAN SALE 378. GARRISON-MORTON 2156, 3714. BEDDIE 1290. HOLMES 20. KROEPELIEN 1065.

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

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

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        BIBLIA, DAS IST: DIE HEILIGE SCHRIFT ALTES UND NEUES TESTAMENTS, NACH DER TEUTSCHEN UEBERSETZUNG D. MARTIN LUTHERS MIT JEDES CAPITELS FURTZEN SUMMARIEN, AUCH BENGEFÜGTEN VIELEN UND RICHTIGEN PARALLELEN.

      Germantown: Christoph Saur, 1776. - [4],992,277,[3]pp. Quarto. Contemporary calf over wooden boards, clasps lacking. Hinges cracked but solid, extremities worn. Light foxing and soiling, moderate wear to first and last few leaves. Good. In a custom cloth box, gilt leather label. The third edition of the first European- language Bible printed in America, famously known as the "Gun-Wad Bible," after its use in the American Revolutionary War as cartridge paper during the Battle of Germantown. It is also notable for being the first Bible printed from type cast in America. Reputed to have been printed in an edition of 3000 copies, most are said to have been destroyed by the British during the battle. The present edition was printed by Christopher Saur II, son of Christoph Saur the elder, a native of Wittgenstein, Germany. The elder Saur emigrated to Germantown, Pennsylvania and practiced medicine before turning to printing. It was he who printed the 1743 first edition; the son then printed a second edition in 1763. EVANS 14663. HILDEBURN 3336. SABIN 5194.

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        THE NORTH AMERICAN AND THE WEST INDIAN GAZETTEER. CONTAINING AN AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTION OF THE COLONIES AND THE ISLANDS IN THAT PART OF THE GLOBE, SHEWING THEIR SITUATION, CLIMATE, SOIL, PRODUCE AND TRADE, WITH THEIR FORMER AND PRESENT CONDITION.

      G. Robinson, London 1776 - A very good and tight copy in contemporary full calf. FIRST EDITION. COMPLETE WITH TWO FOLDING MAPS, ONE OF NORTH AMERICA AND ONE OF THE WST INDIES.RARE: Only one copy has come up for auction in the last sixty years, which was a 2nd edition and was missing one of the maps. A recent copy sold on line for thirteen hundred, which also was a 2nd edition and missing both maps. THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION WITH BOTH MAPS IN FINE CONDITION. A very nice copy. = WE SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. Please inquire before ordering. Insurance and Delivery Confirmation is required. = WE HAVE BEEN SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 32 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte des Nouvelles Decouvertes au Nord de la Mer du Sud, Tant a l'Est de la Siberie et du Kamtchatka, qu'a l'Ouest de la Nouvelle France

      Venice 1776 - This map is based on Philippe Buache and Joseph Nicolas De L'Isle's map of 1752.the fictitious sea of the West & discoveries of Admiral De Fonte are shown., Size : 468x640 (mm), 18.375x25.125 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0

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        Partie orientale du Canada avec la nouvelle Angleterre, l'Acadie, et la Terre-Neuve

      Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', Venice 1776 - The Eastern Seaboard of the Americas from Newfoundland south to New York and Long Island. The title is on a cartouche depicting a skin hanging from a tree, above a canoe and a beaverSource: Anville, "Atlas Universel", Venice 1776, Size : 490x590 (mm), 19.25x23.25 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0

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

      Paris, Nyon l¿aîné, 1776. - 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-12, 8, 228 pp. et 132, 4 pp., pleine basane de l'époque, tranches marbrées, épidermures sur le plat supérieur, un mors fendu mais charnières solides ; intérieur frais, ancien cachet au titre, bon exemplaire. Edition originale de l'ouvrage majeur de l'auteur et de l'ouvrage le plus célèbre sur le langage des signes. Charles Michel de l'Epée (1712-1789), né à Versailles, fut avocat au Parlement de Paris, puis fut ordonné prêtre et se consacra jusqu'à sa mort à l'instruction des sourds-muets. Il mena des recherches sur les expressions faciales (langage mimique) et les signes des mains, et créa une véritable langue à l'usage des sourds-muets. Cette conception allait à l'encontre de celle prônée par Pereire (méthode orale), ce qui provoqua une vive polémique. La notoriété de l¿abbé de L'Epée éclipsa peu à peu celle de Pereire. La première partie de cet ouvrage expose la méthode d'apprentissage de la langue des signes. La seconde partie contient des lettres de l'auteur et d'éducateurs, ainsi que des exercices. En Français dans le Texte, 168 ; Garrison & Morton, 3358 ; L. Rysenaer, La surdi-mutité, In : J. Willemot et al., Naissance et développement de l'oto-rhino-laryngologie dans l'histoire de la médecine. Acta oto-rhino-laryng. Belge, 1981, vol . 35, suppl. III , pp. 879-884 ; N. Weir, Otolaryngology : an illustrated history p. 91 ; J.R. Presneau, Signes et Institution des Sourds, pp. 95-116. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A NEW TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND COMMERCIAL SURVEY OF THE CITIES, TOWNS, AND VILLGAES OF THE COUNTY OF KENT. Arranged in Alphabetical Order. This work includes a minute and interesting account of the antient and present State of Kent, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military, from the earliest times to this century, with all the improvements of the Arts of Civilization, and Luxury. It comprehends all the chief Harbours, Bays, Rivers, Docks, Forests, Hills, Valleys, Medicinal Springs, and othe

      1776 - Xxxvi, 827 pages. Nineteenth century binding of half sheep over marbled boards, with matching endpapers. Octavo. First edition. Title-page lightly dust-soiled; binding rubbed; else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Topographical Description of such parts of North America as are contained in the (annexed) map of the Middle British Colonies, &c. in North America [bound with:] Speedily Will be Published, (Sold by J. Almon Opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly.) A Map of the Middle British Colonies in North-America. First Published by Mr. Lewis Evans, of Philadelphia, in 1755; and since corrected and improved, as also extended, with the addition of New-England, &c

      J. Almon, London 1776 - Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided into seven compartments with gilt double filets, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. Minor toning and soiling to prospectus, which is untrimmed. One of the most important works issued at the time of the American Revolution, here complete with the rare map partially-printed from the same plate as the famed 1755 Lewis Evans's map printed by Benjamin Franklin, and with the rare prospectus In 1753, Thomas Pownall came to America as the private secretary to Sir Danvers Osborn, the newly appointed colonial governor of New York. Shortly after arriving, however, Osborn died, leaving Pownall without a post. Curious about the colonies, however, Pownall remained in America, travelling widely in the region. Evidently of great enthusiasm and intelligence, Pownall met many of the most influential men in America at that time, including Benjamin Franklin. From this relationship, he was able to attend the 1754 Albany Conference and became involved in Indian affairs in the colony. Through that work and his relationship with Franklin, Pownall met surveyor Lewis Evans and in 1755, Evans published his famed Map of the Middle British Colonies , printed by Franklin and dedicated to Pownall. The map, the most accurate of the region at the time, was enormously influential, with multiple piracies being issued in London, and famously used by General Braddock during the French and Indian War. "A great change came over the fortunes of Evans' map in 1776. In that year Thomas Pownall, who had spent much time in America as Governor of Massachusetts Bay and South Carolina, and Lieut. Governor of New Jersey, published a folio volume entitled, A Topographical Description of such parts of North America . Pownall, after his return from America continued to take the greatest interest in the welfare of the Colonies . The increasing public interest taken in the affairs of the Colonies at the outbreak of the Revolution, doubtless prompted the publication of the Topographical Description . That work may be described as a new and much enlarged edition of both Evans' Map and his 'Analysis' [the text accompanying the Evans's map] of 1755. As to the map, Pownall appears to have been in possession of the original Evans plate engraved by Jas. Turner in Philadelphia, and he uses it as the basis of his improved map." (Stevens). Indeed, much of the cartography of the western parts of Evans's original map remained unchanged in the 1776 Pownall edition, save for the significant addition of the routes of Christopher Gist and Harry Gordon. This addition is augmented by the publication in the appendix of Gist's journal of his 1750-51 journey through a portion of present day Ohio, Kentucky and on through North Carolina - the first publication of that important inland exploration. The most significant addition to Evans original map is east of Philadelphia, where Pownall has extended the plate to encompass all of New England, with the coast as far north as Nova Scotia. The cartography of this portion is derived from a number of sources, but includes Pownall's own explorations into the interior of Vermont and Maine, as well as the surveys conducted on behalf of Massachusetts Colonial Governor Sir Francis Bernard. Pownall's Topographical Description and its important map gives the best picture of the interior of North America as it was understood in the year of American independence. Howes P543("b"); Streeter Sale 826; Buck 28a; Bell P470; Sabin 64835; Vail 651; Graff 3341; Stevens, Lewis Evans His Map , VI; cf. Klinefelter, Lewis Evans and His Maps (Philadelphia, 1971). (17 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches). Engraved folding map. 8pp. prospectus bound in. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        1776 "Holster Atlas" - Used by British Officers in the Revolution

      London 1776 - The American Military Pocket Atlas; Being an Approved Collection of Correct Maps, Both General and Particular, of the British Colonies; Especially Those Which Now Are, or Probably May Be the Theatre of War. London, [1776]. This atlas, designed for British officers to use in the field, includes the "maps that the British high command regarded as providing essential topographical information in the most convenient form" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg). The publishers claimed that their work would fit into an officer's pocket, but it was more often carried in a holster. The present copy was bound in a more easily managed size with the maps cut, mounted on linen, and folded into a quarto-sized binding. The maps in the "Holster Atlas" were selected to cover every theater of operations in North America:North America, As Divided Amongst the European Powers, by Samuel Dunn.A Compleat Map of the West Indies, Containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma,by Samuel Dunn.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, by Sayer and Bennet.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 of the Greatest Part of New England . Improved From Several Surveys Made after the Late War,by Lewis Evans.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, by Bernard Romans.A Survey of Lake Champlain including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John, Surveyed by Order of . Jeffery Amherst . 1762, by William F. Brassier. ProvenanceSir Henry Neville, 2nd Earl of Abergavenny (1755-1843), armorial bookplate. Neville was the son of George Neville, 1st Earl of Abergavenny and Henrietta Pelham. He graduated from Oxford University in 1776 and in 1784 was a Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Seaford. From 1784 to 1785, he was M.P. for Monmouthshire. In 1785, he succeeded to the titles of 16th Lord Abergavenny, 2nd Earl of Abergavenny, and 2nd Viscount Nevill, of Birling. He died at Eridge Castle, Sussex, England at the age of 88. (Cokayne) (Mosley)ReferencesFite & Freeman, A Book of Old Maps, pp.212-16Howes A208Nebenzahl, Atlas of The American Revolution, pp.61-63Phillips Atlases 1206Rumsey, p.311Sabin 1147Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p.190Streeter Sale 73G.E. Cokayne, et al. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed.Charles Mosley, ed., Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Military Pocket Atlas; being an approved collection of correct maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies; especially those which now are, or probably may be the Theatre of War: Taken principally from the actual surveys and judicious observations of engineers De Brahm and Romans; Cook, Jackson, and Collett; Maj. Holland, and other officers

      Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, London 1776 - Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine ruled in gilt in compartments, lettered direct in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt 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 nick-name. The six maps are as follows: 1. DUNN, Samuel. 'North America, as divided amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician London: printed for Robt. Sayer, 10 Jany. 1774.' Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, in six unequal sections (sheet size: 13 3/4 x 19 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, 10 January 1774. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, in six unequal sections (sheet size: 13 1/8 x 19 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, 14 August 1776.' Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, in eight unequal sections (sheet size: 20 1/2 x 27 1/2 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, 15 October 1776.' Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, in eight unequal sections (sheet size: 20 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches). Based on Lewis Evans' map of 1755, with additions and corrections. Cf. 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 Florida. By B. Romans. London: R.Sayer & J. Bennett [sic.], 15 Octr. 1776.' Engraved map, hand-coloured [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies, as They Have Been Communicated to the Royal Society of London.

      Naples 1776 - 2 vol. in 1. I (1776): (3) ff. comprising title, colored frontispiece plate and ¿References to Plate 1,¿ 1 folding map, 3-90 pp., (1) f. license, (1) f. title, 53 ff. of colored plates enumerated #2-54, alternating with 53 ff. of corresponding text leaves. II (1779 Supplement): (3) ff. comprising title, engraved frontispiece and ¿References to Plate 1,¿ 29 pp., (1) p. license, 4 ff. of colored plates enumerated #2-5, alternating with 4 ff. of corresponding text leaves, (1) f. dedication. Total of 183 leaves: 123 ff. text leaves, 59 colored plates and 1 folding map. Bound in contemporary tree-calf, borders triple gilt-ruled, spine expertly rebacked with original backstrip preserved. Covers a bit scuffed, later endpapers, foxing to a handful of text leaves. Plates excellent, finished in magnificent contemporary hand color. Rare first edition of this monumental illustrated work by Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803), British ambassador to the court of Naples, amateur vulcanologist, and antiquarian. Hamilton¿s splendid volume, representing the culmination of years of geological observation in Naples and Sicily, contains 59 sumptuous hand-colored engravings of Neapolitan landscapes, coastal scenes, city-views, and views of volcanic activity from Vesuvius, Etna, and the Aeolian islands. Though it nearly bankrupted the diplomat with the high production cost of its illustrations¿including 59 plates and a double-page map of the region¿the volume now stands as a monument to Neapolitan art and scientific culture during the Bourbon kingdom¿s Golden Age. ¿This was, without question, one of the most lavish books of the eighteenth century¿ (Thackray). The volume had its origins in Hamilton¿s arrival in Naples in 1764, shortly before nearby Vesuvius entered a spectacular eruptive phase that lasted for the next three years. Despite being engaged in ¿an active and often demanding diplomatic career¿ (Sloan) at the Neapolitan court, Hamilton continually recorded observations on volcanic activity not only from Vesuvius, but from Etna and the Aeolian archipelago as well. These were published as letters in Philosophical Transactions, and again in Observations on Mount Vesuvius (1772), but the interest they sparked in the scientific community led Hamilton to envision a more ambitious testament, and in 1773 he asked the artist Pietro Fabris to begin the series of gouache drawings from which the present plates were cut. Many of the plates bear Fabris¿ initials as well, identifying him as the engraver as well as the original illustrator. OCLC: NYPL, Getty: collates perfectly against the Getty copy. * Thackray, ¿ ¿The Modern Pliny¿: William Hamilton and Vesuvius¿ (pp. 65-74), and Sloan, ¿¿Observations on the Kingdom of Naples: William Hamilton¿s Diplomatic Career¿ (pp. 24-39), both in Vases and Volcanoes (London 1996). See also #43 (pp. 165-68) in that volume¿s bibliography of Hamilton¿s collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The American Atlas: or, a geographical description of the whole continent of America: wherein are delineated at large its several regions, countries, states, and islands; and chiefly the British Colonies

      Printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, London 1776 - Expertly bound to style in half calf over contemporary marbled boards, retaining original backstrip and gilt morocco spine label. The most important 18th century atlas for America: a "geographical description of the whole continent of America, as portrayed in the best available maps in the latter half of the eighteenth century . as a major cartographic reference work it was, very likely, consulted by American, English, and French civilian administrators and military officers during the Revolution" (Ristow). As a collection, the American Atlas stands as the most comprehensive, detailed and accurate survey of the American colonies at the beginning of the Revolution. Among the distinguished maps are; Braddock Meade's A Map of the Most Inhabited Parts of New England, the largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published; a map of The Provinces of New York and New Jersey by Samuel Holland, the Surveyor general for the northern American colonies; William Scull's A Map of Pennsylvania, the first map of that colony to include its western frontier; Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson's A Map of the Most Inhabited part of Virginia, the best colonial map for the Chesapeake region; and Lt. Ross's Course of the Mississipi, the first map of that river based on English sources. Jefferys was the leading English cartographer of the 18th century. From about 1750, he published a series of maps of the English American colonies, that were among the most significant produced in the period. As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and after 1761, Geographer to the King, Jefferys was well placed to have access to the best surveys conducted in America, and many of his maps held the status of "official work." Jefferys died on 20th November 1771, and in 1775, his successors, Robert Sayer and John Bennett, gathered these separately-issued maps together and republished them in book form as The American Atlas . The present second edition, issued in 1776, includes A new Map of the Province of Quebec (a significant addition) in place of Jefferys' The Middle British Colonies and a second issue of Samuel Holland's The Provinces of New York and New Jersey, published on 20 December 1775. The maps are as follows (many of the maps are on several sheets, and in accordance with the letterpress index, each individual sheet is numbered, the measurements refer to the image size): 1-3. Braddock Meade (alias John Green). "A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Published 10 June 1775. Six sheets joined into three, 43 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches. Stevens & Tree 4(d). This great wall map was chiefly issued to expose the errors in Delisle and Buache's map of the Pacific Northwest, published in Paris in 1752. 4. Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg. "The Russian Discoveries". Published March 2nd 1775. One sheet, 18 x 24 inches. 5-6. Thomas Pownall after E. Bowen. "A New and Correct map of North America, with the West India Islands . Published 15th February, 1777. Four sheets joined into two, 43 x 47 inches. Stevens & Tree 49(f). Thomas Pownall updated Bowen's "North America" map of 1755. Pownall's version included the relevant results of the first treaty of Paris, drawn up after the end of the French and Indian War. 7. Thomas Jefferys. "North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville, Improved with the English Surveys Made since the Peace". Published 10 June 1775. One sheet, 18 x 20 inches. Stevens & Tree 51(c) 8. Samuel Dunn. "A Map of the British Empire in North America". Published 10 January 1774 . 1/2 sheet, 12 x 19 inches. Stevens & Tree 53(b). 9. Thomas Jefferys. "An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti". Published 25 May 1775. Two sheets joined into one, 23 1/2 x 37 inches. Stevens & Tree 76(d). 10. Sayer & Bennett. "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence." Published 25th March 1775. One sheet, 19 1/2 x 24 inches. 11. Capt. [Samuel] Holland. "A Map of the Island of St. John in the [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles Illustrations de Zoologie … New Illustrations of Zoology,

      London: B. White,, 1776. 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. Quarto (285 × 234 mm). Early 20th-century blue half roan, gilt lettered spine, marbled sides and edges. With 50 hand coloured engraved plates. Parallel text in English and French. Internally very good and clean with only minor foxing, boards and spine edges rubbed, wear with slight loss to corners. First edition. This is a very well coloured copy of a book which often suffers from indifferent colouring. Peter Brown (fl. 1758-1799), thought to be Danish, was court painter to the Prince of Wales. It is not certain if he studied as a pupil of Georg Ehret (1708–1770), the famous botanical artist from Germany, but he was most certainly influenced by his work. The work is principally based on specimens in the natural history collections of Marmaduke Tunstall and Thomas Pennant, but also includes plates after drawings by the Ceylonese artist P.C. de Bevere in Java and Ceylon. Forty-two of the plates depict birds, 5 mammals, 2 insects and one an amphibian. Much of the text was supplied by Pennant, who had previously employed Brown for two of the plates in his British Zoology, whilst the work was published by Gilbert White's brother, Benjamin. Brown was also known as a flower painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1770 to 1791.

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        THE PROVINCES OF NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY; WITH PART OF PENSILVANIA [sic], AND THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. DRAWN BY MAJOR HOLLAND, SURVEYOR GENERAL, OF THE NORTHERN DISTRICT IN AMERICA. CORRECTED AND IMPROVED, FROM THE ORIGINAL MATERIALS, BY GOVERN.R POWNALL, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, 1776.

      London: Printed for Robt. Sayer and John Bennett, August 17, . 1776 - Engraved map consisting of eight folio sheets backed on linen (54 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches), with contemporary color outlining and shading of some boundaries and geographic features. Slightly soiled, occasional minor stains, a few old repairs (no loss of text). In a linen slipcase, spine of inner folder torn. A very good copy. This famous map is one of the best for the provinces of New York and New Jersey during the colonial period. It is the fourth state described by McCorkle, following versions published ca. 1768, in 1775, and earlier in 1776. "The map includes western Connecticut and Massachusetts and most of Vermont. In 1775 the title became 'The Provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec'.Three insets were added in this state: A chart of the mouth of the Hudson River; A plan of the City of New York; Plan of Amboy.The following year the date changed to 1776. Later in the same year the title was extended to include 'Corrected and improved, from the original materials, by Govern.r Pownall' and Holland's rank was given as Major" - McCorkle. The present copy is the final version described by McCorkle. The PROVINCES OF NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY is in effect a large-scale map of the Hudson River and its tributaries, including the Mohawk, and settlement in New York is almost entirely confined to the banks of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers. The unexplored Adirondack County is left almost entirely blank, with a lengthy notation that begins, "Beaver Hunting Country of the Confederated Indians." Pennsylvania extends north into western New York state almost as far as the Mohawk, Vermont is shown attached to New York (with each existing township identified), and the map extends north into Quebec beyond Montreal. Interesting notations on the country are scattered across the face of the map. For instance, in Pennsylvania, an area with little detail is simply noted as "endless mountains." The map is beautifully decorated, with a pastoral title cartouche suggestive of the Hudson Palisades in the lower right-hand corner. The map was created by Samuel Holland, Surveyor General for the Northern District of North America. As a result of the French and Indian War (1755-63), Great Britain had acquired a new American Empire, for which there were few adequate maps. Two new offices of surveyor general for the American colonies were established in 1763-64. The colonies were divided at the Potomac River into a northern and southern district and the respective surveyors appointed were Samuel Holland and Gerard De Brahm. Holland conceived of a general survey of North America east of the Mississippi to be based upon geodetic principles, on a scale of one inch to one mile, but work was interrupted in 1775 by the outbreak of the American Revolution. A very good copy of Holland's large and important map which includes western New England and portions of Quebec. PRITCHARD & TALIAFERRO, DEGREES OF LATITUDE, fig. 21. PHILLIPS ATLASES 1166, number 17. McCORKLE 768.3, 775.6, 776.13.

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        CARTE VON DEM HAFEN UND DER STADT BOSTON.

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

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        Carte von dem Hafen und der Stadt Boston

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

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

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

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

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

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        Recueil de Maximes, de Pensees et de Reflexions. Channel Islands Rarity

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

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        The Adventures of Telemachus The Son of Ulysses

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

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        Catalogus bibliothecæ templi cathedralis Strengnesensis.

      1776 - Strängnäs, L. A. Collin, 1776. 4:o. 63 pp. Elegant half vellum with red title label and red sprinkled upper edge (Hedberg, 1954). Titlepage with an old repair in the lower outer corner. A grey leaf with notes by C. M. Carlander bound in at end. Nice copy with Gustaf Bernström's bookplate. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 3138. This catalogue registers the collection, mostly gathered as war booty, still preserved in the Strängnäs cathedral. The library consists almost exclusively of books printed in the 15th and 16th centuries and the first decades of the 17th century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GUERRA DE GRANADA. 1776

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

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        Pilgrim’s Progress from This World; to That which is to Come, The.

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

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

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

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CONGRESS.

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

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

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

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

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

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        La Bible Enfin Expliquee par Plusieurs Aumoniers de S. M. L. R. D. P.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        uvres complètes 20 volumes

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

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

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

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        LORD KAMES. SIX SKETCHES ON THE HISTORY OF MAN. CONTAINING, THE PROGRESS OF MEN AS INDIVIDUALS . WITH AN APPENDIX, CONCERNING, THE PROPAGATION OF ANIMALS, AND THE CARE OF THEIR OFFSPRING. (G)

      R. Bell and R. Aitken,, Philadelphia 1776 - Animal Husbandry; Law; Jurisprudence; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vii and 262 (ii) pages; Lord Kames. Six Sketches on the History of Man. Containing, the Progress of Men as Individuals . With an Appendix, Concerning, the Propagation of Animals, and the Care of their Offspring. Philadelphia: R. Bell and R. Aitken, 1776. First U. S. Edition. 8vo, original calf, vii and 262 (ii) pages including half-title and publisher's ad leaf at rear. Covers scuffed, lacking some spine segments, minor peeling at edges, text still good, solid with moderate browning throughout, mild foxing. Provenance- 1785 ink ownership of Luke Morris, Jr. At front free endpaper and at first leaf of text, later pencil and ink ownership signatures at front pastedown. Evans 14801. Sabin 32702. First volume (all published, of four intended) from 1774 London initial edition (two volumes in 4to) , text was meant not "for the learned; they are above it: Nor for the vulgar; they are below it. It is intended for men, who . Are bent on useful knowledge; who, even in the delirium of youth, feel the dawn of patriotism, and who, in riper years, enjoy its meridian wealth." Kames and Adam Smith were the chief 18th Scottish exponents of the historical method in jurisprudence and moral philosophy. This volume introduced Americans to the developing science of natural history, coupled with what can best be described as knowledge gained from observation and experience without preconceptions or intransigent religious or moral biases. Quite scarce: no copies in recorded auction records of the last several decades; only one copy cited in OCLC (but there are copies at AAS, Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Library of Congress). Morris (1760-1802) was commissioned as a captain in the Fifth Battalion, Philadelphia Militia, in 1785. His house, "Peckham", was in Southwark. His widow moved to Germantown where she raised their son and five daughters; one daughter, Elizabeth Carrington Morris, became a noted American botanist (working with Asa Gray) , and another daughter, Susan Sophia Morris, married John Stockton Littell who edited several volumes dealing with the Revolutionary War. The later signatures at the front pastedown are those of Susan Littell, and her son, T. Gardner Littell, who was to be a minister in Dover. Graphic of Title Page available. ; 856 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        FINELY BOUND VOLUME OF COLLECTION OF NECKER MEMOIRES ET COMPTES RENDUS

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

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        A Representation of Different Sort[sic.] of Marble, ingraved[sic.] and set out in their natural colours; also set forth with the Dutch, German, English, French and Latin names

      Jan Christaan Sepp, Amsterdam 1776 - Expertly bound to style in 18th-century Dutch cats-paw calf, spine in five compartments with raised bands, red/brown morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, comb-marbled endpapers A very fine copy of this extremely rare expanded polyglot version of Wirsing's spectacular work on the marbles of Europe: one of the greatest of all Sepp's natural history publications. Sepp's publication seems to have been an almost simultaneous re-issue of Adam Wirsing's 1775 Nuremburg publication Marmora Et Adfines Aliqvos Lapides Coloribvs Svis Exprimi Cvravit Et Edidit Adamvs Ludovicvs Wirsing which included the text in Latin and German only. For the present edition text in Dutch, French and English was added. As well as expanding his possible market by adding the additional text, Sepp also clearly intended the work to be seen as a companion volume to his earlier publication on "inland and foreign wood", Afbbelding van in- en uitlandsche houten by Martinus Houttuyn. Wirsing's work is strictly complete with 100 plates and a frontispiece (according to Landwehr). It was issued periodically in ten parts including a supplemental part containing 6 plates, but is so rare that the present example with 85 plates is among the most complete: there is only one other record of a copy of this edition having sold at auction in the past thirty five years (Christie's, Nov 27, 1980, lot 373, possibly this copy as it also included 85 plates). The chief glory of this work are the spectacular plates. Wirsing clearly took considerable care over the engraving of the plates, but it is the hand-colouring (which was probably carried out in Sepp's establishment in Amsterdam) that lifts this work into a realm where each plate is an abstract work of art. Marble in the 18th century was used to describe any polished stone, so the 500 cross-sections shown here cover a much wider geological range than the the titles appear to suggest. The samples are carefully grouped into 12 geographical regions and the plates in total offer a visual record similar to the trays of actual samples to be seen by a privileged few in one of the great Wunderkammers of the day. This copy is without the section title and 9 of the 21 plates in the last section on Italy, and also the 6 supplementary plates, which were issued without text. Anonymous. "Stone tome" in The World of Interiors, Feb., 1994, pp.100-104; Brunet IV, 1243; Cobres Deliciæ Cobresianæ 1782: 2, 761-2; Landwehr Studies in Dutch Books 1; LKG: XVI 309; NUC: 4, 679 [NA 0090293]; Sinkankas Gemology Bibliography 1993: no. 7282. Cf. Sir John Soane Museum Library [copy with 66 plates]; cf. "Curtis Schuh's Biblibliography of Mineralogy" on The Mineralogical Record website. (11 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches). Titles and text in English, French, Dutch, German, and Latin, section titles. 85 (of 100) hand-coloured engraved plates, by Wirsing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia

      London 1776 - Engraving. The first issue. This is William Faden's 1777 republication of Scull and Heap's 1752 map of Philadelphia. The 1752 map was virtually the only one of the city available at the outbreak if the Revolution. It was perhaps best known for its "Perspective View of the State House" (Independence Hall), the earliest printed view of this great American landmark. The original Scull and Heap version is so rare as to be virtually unobtainable, but in 1777, because of the great interest generated in the city by the signing there of the Declaration of Independence, this revised version was published by Faden in London. Faden's version contains updated detail, and the view of Independence Hall has been moved from the top to the bottom margin of the map.

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

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

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

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

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