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        AMERICAN PATRIOTISM FARTHER CONFRONTED WITH REASON, SCRIPTURE, AND THE CONSTITUTION: BEING OBSERVATIONS ON THE DANGEROUS POLITICKS TAUGHT BY THE REV. MR. EVANTS . . . AND THE REV. DR. PRICE. WITH A SCRIPTURAL PLEA FOR THE REVOLTED COLONIES

      Shrewsbury: Printed by J. Eddowes, 1776. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 175 x 105 mm (6 7/8 x 4 1/8"). viii, 130 pp. (without the half title). FIRST EDITION. Modern brown half morocco, raised bands, red morocco label. Adams, "American Controversy" 76-47a; Howes F-191; Sabin 24724. Spine lightly sunned, corners somewhat rubbed, leaves a shade less than bright, a couple of minor tears, occasional mild foxing, rust spots, or corner creases, but still a very good copy, the binding solid, and the text with nothing approaching a serious defect. This is a political pamphlet by a prominent Methodist theologian attacking the pro-revolutionary sympathies of two fellow clergymen and insisting that the right of Great Britain to tax the American Colonies has divine approbation. In 1775, John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, had published the loyalist "A Calm Address to our American Brethren," urging the colonists to pay their taxes and to remain true to the Crown. Baptist minister Caleb Evans replied with a screed defending the rights of the Americans, and dissenting preacher Richard Price contributed "Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Principles of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America," a runaway bestseller. The present work by Wesley's colleague John Fletcher (1729-85) attacks the "Dangerous Politicks Taught" by Evans and Price, and reiterates the duty of the Colonies to pay taxes to Britain, citing scripture to support this assertion. In fact, Fletcher says that "the duty of paying taxes to the protective power, is so strongly connected with Christianity, that the Colonists must practically give up the scriptures, or submit to the reasonable demands of the British legislature." Described by Stevens as "very rare," this first edition is not common in the marketplace: ABPC finds just four copies at auction since 1975.

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        Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière. Histoire Générale des Animaux - Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme - Tome 4 (in-4°).

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale 1776 - Tome 4. Histoire Générale des Animaux - Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme. Par M. le Comte de Buffon, Intendant du Jardin & du Cabinet de Roi, de l'Académie Françoise, de celle des Sciences, etc. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale - 1776 - 603 pages - Complet des 8 planches hors texte. Reliure plein veau marbré de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge. Tranches marbrées. Triple filet doré encadrant les plats. Accident à la coiffe sup. Coins frottés. Rares rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-4°(26x20). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE A LA NOUVELLE GUINEE, DANS LEQUEL ON TROUVE LA DESCRIPTION DES LIEUX, DES OBSERVATIONS PHYSIQUES & MORALES, & DES DETAILS RELATIFS A L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DANS LE REGNE ANIMAL & LE REGNE VEGETAL

      Ruault Paris: Ruault, 1776. First Edition. Hardcover. Two small ink stamps on the title page, some offsetting, occasional spotting, a few finger-marks; old bookseller description pasted to the front pastedown. Minor repairs to the binding. Overall a clean, Near Fine example of this scarce title. Quarto (7-7/8" x 10") bound in contemporary gilt-ruled polished calf leather rebacked preserving the gilt-decorated spine with morocco spine label, marbled endpapers; xii, [iv], 206, [2] pages. Complete with the half-title page and 119 full-page engraved plates (numbered to 120 as issued, including the frontispiece), a few folding, largely depicting the botany and birds (79 plates) of New Guinea. The beautiful plates are for the most exotic birds, including one of the first representations of the Australian Kookaburra, named here the "great Kingfisher New Guinea." Nissen 885; Wood 577; Zimmer 596-597. The flora depicted include palms and spices (nutmeg and cloves). Much detailed information about the Moluccas and Manila as well as the island of Luzon in Antigua. Sonnerat made several voyages to southeast Asia, visiting the Philippines and Moluccas between 1769 and 1772, and India and China from 1774 to 1781. He was the first person to give a scientific description of the south Chinese fruit tree lychee. The standard author abbreviation Sonn. is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name. He was known to speak out against the prevalent racism of his day.

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        THE WORKS OF ANDREW MARVELL, ESQ. POETICAL, CONTROVERSIAL, AND POLITICAL, CONTAINING MANY ORIGINAL LETTERS, POEMS, AND TRACTS, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED, WITH A NEW LIFE OF THE AUTHOR, BY CAPT. EDWARD THOMPSON. IN THREE VOLUMES

      London:: Cadell, Becket, and Evans; Almon [And 7 in London, 1 in York],. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1776. Hardcover. Large 4to; The works of Andrew Marvell, Esq. Poetical, controversial, and political, containing many original letters, poems, and tracts, never before printed, with a new life of the author, by Capt. Edward Thompson. In three volumes. ... Contemp gilt-paneled tree calf, spine compartments gilt, maroon morocco spine labels. Frontis portrait. A. E. G. ; joints rubbed & tender, edges & extremities often rubbed. Portrait. Ofsetting on title, scattered light foxing, good margins. A metaphysical poet. With a list of subscribers. ; 20 .

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        A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain. With Descriptions of the Genera and Species, According to the System of Linnaeus. 2 volumes in One

      Birmingham Printed by M. Swinney for T. Cadell and P Elmsley 1776. G : in Good condition. Rebound. Some light staining to frontispiece plate. Rear plate repaired. Contents firm First Edition Black hardback cloth cover 230mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xcvi, 838pp. 12 copper plates including folding frontispiece.

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        VOYAGE A LA NOUVELLE GUINEE, DANS LEQUEL ON TROUVE LA DESCRIPTION DES LIEUX, DES OBSERVATIONS PHYSIQUES & MORALES, & DES DETAILS RELATIFS A L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DANS LE REGNE ANIMAL & LE REGNE VEGETAL

      Ruault, Paris 1776 - Quarto (7-7/8" x 10") bound in contemporary gilt-ruled polished calf leather rebacked preserving the gilt-decorated spine with morocco spine label, marbled endpapers; xii, [iv], 206, [2] pages. Complete with the half-title page and 119 full-page engraved plates (numbered to 120 as issued, including the frontispiece), a few folding, largely depicting the botany and birds (79 plates) of New Guinea. The beautiful plates are for the most exotic birds, including one of the first representations of the Australian Kookaburra, named here the "great Kingfisher New Guinea." Nissen 885; Wood 577; Zimmer 596-597. The flora depicted include palms and spices (nutmeg and cloves). Much detailed information about the Moluccas and Manila as well as the island of Luzon in Antigua. Sonnerat made several voyages to southeast Asia, visiting the Philippines and Moluccas between 1769 and 1772, and India and China from 1774 to 1781. He was the first person to give a scientific description of the south Chinese fruit tree lychee. The standard author abbreviation Sonn. is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name. He was known to speak out against the prevalent racism of his day. Two small ink stamps on the title page, some offsetting, occasional spotting, a few finger-marks; old bookseller description pasted to the front pastedown. Minor repairs to the binding. Overall a clean, Near Fine example of this scarce title [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of Bergen County New Jersey, 1776-1876

      C.C. Pease Reading, Pennslyvania: C.C. Pease. Folio. Complete atlas with 61 map-sheets plus lithographed views. 167 pp. Restored. Front board is brown pebbled cloth decoratively stamped with black and gilt. New cloth back strip and end papers. Book measures 17 1/2" x 14 3/4". Pages measure 17 1/4" x 14 1/2". This magnificent, complete atlas provides an incomparable look into 100 years of Bergen County's history. Generally known as "Walker's Atlas" and in fact Walker's only cartographic production, the atlas contains 61 maps of a wide breadth, including, as described on the cover, "topographical, illustrated, historical, descriptive." The atlas begins with 8 maps of the world, including a beautiful railroad map of the U.S. Maps of Bergen County follow, with a number of lithographed views of prominent buildings, residences and locales scattered throughout. In addition, the atlas includes historical and statistical information about the county. Given the atlas's time frame, it emerges as a fascinating illustration of railroad development and consequent suburbanization in New Jersey. Many maps are labeled with landowners, attesting to the spread of development throughout the state. The atlas is complete and in good condition, although some maps bear minor stains, holes, and foxing. The book has been restored with covers from separate editions (front is brown, back is green). In addition, the marbled end papers have been replaced. This atlas is one of the most desirable of the 19th-century New Jersey atlases and a worthy addition to a collection.

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        VOYAGE A LA NOUVELLE GUINEE, DANS LEQUEL ON TROUVE LA DESCRIPTION DES LIEUX, DES OBSERVATIONS PHYSIQUES & MORALES, & DES DETAILS RELATIFS A L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DANS LE REGNE ANIMAL & LE REGNE VEGETAL

      Paris: Ruault, 1776. First Edition. Hardcover. Two small ink stamps on the title page, some offsetting, occasional spotting, a few finger-marks; old bookseller description pasted to the front pastedown. Minor repairs to the binding. Overall a clean, Near Fine example of this scarce title. Quarto (7-7/8" x 10") bound in contemporary gilt-ruled polished calf leather rebacked preserving the gilt-decorated spine with morocco spine label, marbled endpapers; xii, [iv], 206, [2] pages. Complete with the half-title page and 119 full-page engraved plates (numbered to 120 as issued, including the frontispiece), a few folding, largely depicting the botany and birds (79 plates) of New Guinea. The beautiful plates are for the most exotic birds, including one of the first representations of the Australian Kookaburra, named here the "great Kingfisher New Guinea." Nissen 885; Wood 577; Zimmer 596-597. The flora depicted include palms and spices (nutmeg and cloves). Much detailed information about the Moluccas and Manila as well as the island of Luzon in Antigua. Sonnerat made several voyages to southeast Asia, visiting the Philippines and Moluccas between 1769 and 1772, and India and China from 1774 to 1781. He was the first person to give a scientific description of the south Chinese fruit tree lychee. The standard author abbreviation Sonn. is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name. He was known to speak out against the prevalent racism of his day.

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        "Biblia, das ist die ganze gottliche hielige Schrift alten und neuen Testaments nach der deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers..."

      Christopher Saur Germantown: Christopher Saur. 1776. "Thick 4to, pp. [4], 992, 277, [3]; ex-AAS, with their engraved bookplate on the front pastedown; title page cleaned and backed, the title and second leaf with neat repairs to the fore-margin; moderate toning and foxing throughout, and a bit of occasional waterstaining; full contemporary calf, black morocco label on spine; rear board replaced, and the whole rebacked using the original front board and spine; in spite of the restorations, a pretty nice copy, lacking the original clasps. A pencil note on the flyleaf reads: ""Purchased Anderson Auction Co,. Sale Oct. 13, 1909."" And a corroborating notation in ink on an old bookseller's catalogue cutting pasted in under the bookplate: ""Geo. Matthews sale 10/13/09 Anderson Gall."" Saur's famed ""Gun-Wad Bible"", so named because the remaining unbound sheets were used for gun-wadding when the British entered Philadelphia during the American Revolution. The first Bible printed in the Western Hemisphere was Eliot's Indian Bible of 1663. The first Bible printed in the Western Hemisphere in a European language was Christopher Saur's German Bible, published in 1743; it was reprinted in 1763, and again in the fateful year, 1776. ""This edition consisted of 3000 copies. The Revolutionary War broke out about the time it was issued, and after the Battle of Germantown, Saur, to preserve the residue of his property, and in the supposition that American independence could not be maintained, went into Philadelphia and resided there whilst the British held possession of that city. His estate was subsequently confiscated in consequence, and his books sold. The principle part of this third edition of the Germantown Bible in sheets were thus destroyed, having been used for cartridge paper"" (O'Callaghan, p. 29). Wright, Early Bibles of America, pp. 28-54; Darlow & Moule 4240; Evans 14663; Hildeburn 3336; Sabin 5194."

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        MEMOIRES CONCERNANT L'ADMINISTRATION DES FINANCES, SOUS LE MINISTERE DE M. L'ABBE' TERRAI JOHN ADAMSON LONDRES 1776

      JOHN ADAMSON 1776 In-12 (170 x 109 mm), 427 pp. (pas de faux-titre), veau fauve mouchete, dos a' cinq nerfs orne' d'alerions, piece de maroquin rouge, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetees rouges (reliure d'epoque). Edi

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        Sermons of Mr. Yorrick

      London - J. Dodlsey, 1776 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the sermons of Laurence Sterne published under the title Sermons of Mr. Yorrick with a portrait of Sterne to frontispiece to volume one containing thirty sermons. In six volumes complete. A new edition. Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. In that position he delivered many sermons. Early in his career, he decided to publish his sermons. At first, only two were published. Sterne later parodied sermon writing in his novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman along with adding semi-serious sermons directly into the text. Throughout his career, Sterne continued to preach and collect his own sermons. There are 45 recorded sermons, 3 of which are extensions of a previously-discussed topic. Two editions of his sermons were published during his life, and these works outsold all his other works and were the source for much of his fame. These editions were published under Sterne's pseudonym, Mr. Yorick. Sterne is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he in addition to his many sermons, he also wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Condition: Handsomely rebound in quarter morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, in a lovely condition with only minor wear to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright but with occasional spotting and marks to pages, slight offsetting to title pages and the odd slight closed tear. With staining to text block edge to volume four only marginally affecting pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        "Biblia, das ist die ganze gottliche hielige Schrift alten und neuen Testaments nach der deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers..."

      Germantown: Christopher Saur. 1776. "Thick 4to, pp. [4], 992, 277, [3]; ex-AAS, with their engraved bookplate on the front pastedown; title page cleaned and backed, the title and second leaf with neat repairs to the fore-margin; moderate toning and foxing throughout, and a bit of occasional waterstaining; full contemporary calf, black morocco label on spine; rear board replaced, and the whole rebacked using the original front board and spine; in spite of the restorations, a pretty nice copy, lacking the original clasps. & & A pencil note on the flyleaf reads: ""Purchased Anderson Auction Co,. Sale Oct. 13, 1909."" And a corroborating notation in ink on an old bookseller's catalogue cutting pasted in under the bookplate: ""Geo. Matthews sale 10/13/09 Anderson Gall."" & & Saur's famed ""Gun-Wad Bible"", so named because the remaining unbound sheets were used for gun-wadding when the British entered Philadelphia during the American Revolution. The first Bible printed in the Western Hemisphere was Eliot's Indian Bible of 1663. The first Bible printed in the Western Hemisphere in a European language was Christopher Saur's German Bible, published in 1743; it was reprinted in 1763, and again in the fateful year, 1776. ""This edition consisted of 3000 copies. The Revolutionary War broke out about the time it was issued, and after the Battle of Germantown, Saur, to preserve the residue of his property, and in the supposition that American independence could not be maintained, went into Philadelphia and resided there whilst the British held possession of that city. His estate was subsequently confiscated in consequence, and his books sold. The principle part of this third edition of the Germantown Bible in sheets were thus destroyed, having been used for cartridge paper"" (O'Callaghan, p. 29). Wright, Early Bibles of America, pp. 28-54; Darlow & Moule 4240; Evans 14663; Hildeburn 3336; Sabin 5194."

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        Atlas of Bergen County New Jersey, 1776-1876

      C.C. Pease, Reading, Pennslyvania - This magnificent, complete atlas provides an incomparable look into 100 years of Bergen County's history. Generally known as "Walker's Atlas" and in fact Walker's only cartographic production, the atlas contains 61 maps of a wide breadth, including, as described on the cover, "topographical, illustrated, historical, descriptive." The atlas begins with 8 maps of the world, including a beautiful railroad map of the U.S. Maps of Bergen County follow, with a number of lithographed views of prominent buildings, residences and locales scattered throughout. In addition, the atlas includes historical and statistical information about the county. Given the atlas's time frame, it emerges as a fascinating illustration of railroad development and consequent suburbanization in New Jersey. Many maps are labeled with landowners, attesting to the spread of development throughout the state. The atlas is complete and in good condition, although some maps bear minor stains, holes, and foxing. The book has been restored with covers from separate editions (front is brown, back is green). In addition, the marbled end papers have been replaced. This atlas is one of the most desirable of the 19th-century New Jersey atlases and a worthy addition to a collection. Folio. Complete atlas with 61 map-sheets plus lithographed views. 167 pp. Restored. Front board is brown pebbled cloth decoratively stamped with black and gilt. New cloth back strip and end papers. Book measures 17 1/2" x 14 3/4". Pages measure 17 1/4" x 14 1/2".

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Untitled: Waterlily

      Paris.. 1776.. Etching, handcolored, 11 x 7 3/4 inches on sheet 17 x 11 inches. One tiny tear at upper edge, overall very good condition. A beautiful image from Pierre Joseph Buchoz "COLLECTION PRECIEUSE ET ENLUMINEE des fleurs les plus belles et les pulus curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe". Designed to be "equally useful for naturalists, florists, painters and drawers, to directors of Porcelaine, Fayence, and silk, wool and cotton fabrics and other artists." The 100 etching / engravings of Chinese subjects were copied from Chinese drawings, and were instrumental in popularising the use of Chinese design. (Dunthorne, Flower and Fruit Prints #60). .

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1776?88. 6 volumes, quarto (272 × 219 mm). Early 19th-century blind panelled calf, neatly rebacked with original spines laid down, spines elaborately gilt tooled in compartments, red and brown morocco labels, single-line rules to boards gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 folding engraved maps in vol. II, folding map in vol. III; all half-titles present, errata leaves in volumes I, II, III, and VI. Bookplate of William Binns Cowper to each volume. Small pencilled annotations and marks to contents. Calf a little rubbed with the occasional bump or scuff, some spotting and toning to contents, frontispiece maps to vols. II and III with short closed tears at mounts, vol. I pp. 388/389 tanned from inserted material, closed repaired tear to vol. II p. 603 and vol. IV p. 53; vol. III, the page numeral indicating 637/638 has been professionally repaired; these flaws minor only, an excellent set. First editions. As usual, the portrait of Gibbon "engraved by Joseph Hall from an original picture painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds" published by Strahan and Cadell in 1780 and issued with the second volume, has been moved by the binder to the appropriate place, at the beginning of volume I. That volume is in the second of two variant states, without the cancels X4 and a4. The publishers Strahan and Cadell, who were having a good year (three weeks after this, they published Smith's Wealth of Nations), decided on the strength of Strahan's last minute hunch to double the print run of the first volume from 500 to 1,000 copies. This afforded the opportunity of making corrections and eliminating the need for cancels in the extra copies. This does not, however, indicate precedence; all 1,000 copies were published at the same time.

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        La Morale Universelle ou les devoirs de l'homme fondés sur sa nature

      Marc-Michel Rey 1776 - Marc-Michel Rey, 1776. 3 volumes. 21cm. Relié. Philosophe français d'origine allemande, né le 8 décembre 1723 à Eidesheim au Palatinat, il hérité de son oncle François Adam d'Holbach le titre de baron et une grande partie des propriété. Il reçoit chez lui, notamment Rousseau, Diderot, d'Alembert, Buffon et Helvétius, la liberté d'expression y est totale.Dans cette ouvrage, Holbach associe le suicide à la maladie mentale. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Bienfaits du sommeil ou Les quatres reves accomplis

      Francois Ambroise Didot pour Brunet Paris:: François Ambroise Didot pour) Brunet,, 1776. 8vo. 8vo (162 x 109 mm). 16 pp. Half-title. Etched & engraved title and 4 plates by N. de Launay after Moreau le jeune. Woodcut headpiece by Beugnet, woodcut tailpieces. 19th-century red morocco gilt, sides with triple fillet panel, spine gold-tooled, turn-ins richly gold-tooled, g.e., by Chambolle-Duru. Provenance: Georges Danyau, bookplate.*** first edition of an allegorical poem thinly disguising a political manifesto celebrating the ideal of an enlightened, parliamentary monarchy. The poem honors the then most powerful men at the court of Louis XVI, the comte de Maurepas, the marquis de Miromesnil, and the economist Turgot. Following his return to court after a 25-year exile for an epigram offensive to Mme. de Pompadour, Louis XVI appointed Maurepas as Ministre d'Etat or chief royal advisor. In this capacity Maurepas gave the office of garde des sceaux to Miromesnil (also newly recalled from a 3-year exile), and named the economist Turgot as controller general. Together the three brought back the old parlements, and Maurepas was instrumental in obtaining French support for the American revolutionaries. Imbert's poem relates four dreams, each featuring a monarch (Louis XVI), and a wise old man (Maurepas, "ce Nestor… bienfaiteur"); Miromesnil makes a solemn appearance as the "sacred holder of the royal seal". The captions to the engravings, which faithfully illustrate the visions described in the poem, identify the two by name; Turgot is added in the second state of plate 2. This fine copy has the second state of the caption to the first plate (facing p. 5) with the name Miromesnil changed to Maurepas; and the first state of the caption to plate 2 (facing p. 8), without Turgot’s name. Cohen-de Ricci 508-9; Cioranescu 34351; Bocher, Moreau, 836-840.

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        The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy, Before the Right Honourable the House of Peers, in Westminster-Hall, in Full Parliament . . . Published by Order of the House of Peers

      Printed for Charles Bathurst, in Fleet-Street London 1776 - Original buff wraps, untrimmed, a lovely, unsophisticated folio A rare example of the trial of a peeress in the House of Lords (with the Duchess personally appearing and testifying), finding her guilty of bigamy and essentially ending the ecclesiastical action of 'jactitation', the denial of a previous marriage [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Fragment on Government: Being an Examination of What is Delivered

      1776. Rare First Irish Edition [Bentham, Jeremy (1784-1832)]. A Fragment on Government: Being an Examination of What is Delivered, On the Subject of Government in General, In the introduction to Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries: With a Preface, In Which is Given a Critique of the Work at Large. Dublin: Printed for J. Sheppard, W. Whitestone, J. Hoey, J. Potts, J. Williams, J. Colles, T. Walker, T. Armitage, W. Spotswood, C. Jenkin, J. Hillary, J. Beatty, and C. Talbot, 1776. [ii], xli, [1], 132 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style calf, gilt spine with lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light toning, heavier in places, faint dampstaining to upper margins of text block in places. Early owner signatures to title page (of James Simons, Robert Lewis Simons and E. B. Potter, R.I.), interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy in an attractive binding. * First Irish edition, published in London in the same year. This is Bentham's first work and a masterly criticism on Blackstone's Commentaries. "As Bentham is one of the few English writers of mark upon the theory of political institutions, and as his doctrine forms a link in the chain of English political philosophy, we still read the "Fragment in government" in order to see, not how far Blackstone was wrong, but how far Bentham was right (Montague)." The work was the first indication of the genius which later made him the foremost writer in the field. Not seen by Eller, who mentions it in a footnote. OCLC locates 6 copies in Noth America, 2 in law libraries (Baylor, Ohio State). Additional copies found at Yale Law School and the Library of Congress. ESTC locates eight locations in the British Isles. Montague, "Introduction" in Bentham, A Fragment of Government (Oxford, 1891) 59. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library, note to 248.

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        Da Asia de João de Barros e de Diogo Couto nova edição

      Regia Officina Typografica, Lisboa 1776 - Lisboa, Regia Officina Typografica, 1776. 17cm. 24 volumes and indice with four portraits and five folding maps; a fine crisp set. Collected edition of the "Decades" of João de Barros and Diogo de Couto, chronicling the first Portuguese discoveries in Asia, as well as Africa and Brazil. Its twenty-four volumes contain an extraordinary wealth of detail regarding the Portuguese in the East Indies and elsewhere in the New World. The Portuguese historian and civil servant Barros had equipped an expedition to the Amazon, it's Decadas da Asia in the middle of the sixteenth century, and it is still regarded as one of the supreme accounts of European exploration and colonization, and famously includes work on Magellan and his discoveries in the Americas. This important work was continued by Diogo de Couto, royal historiographer to Phillip II, whose work is generally more critical. Couto not only furthers Barros's original discussion, but also expands on the arguments for the decline of Portuguese influence in the east. Original old bookbinding in full brown leather. Bookplate and stamps. Very good copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        British Zoology. Four Volume Set

      G : in good condition with marbled eps. Covers rubbed and with minor edge-wear. Spines with some outer wear. Upper boards detached from volumes II and III and becoming detached from Volume I but holding. Contents of all volumes firm. Sporadic foxing and offsetting within, but overall bright Fourth Edition Leather cover with gilt-decorated bands 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxxiii, 418pp; 368pp; 428pp; 154pp, + plates. 275 engraved plates, including fold out sheet of Music [bird song]. The four volumes comprise: Vol. I. Class I. Quadrupeds. II. Birds. Div. I. Land; Vol. II. Class II. Birds. Div. II. Water; Vol. III. Class III. Reptiles. IV. Fishes; Vol. IV. [published 1777] Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. The appendix in volume II includes an article fro Philosophical Transaction Vol. 63 [1773] on Experiments and Observations on the Singing of Birds with a fold out plate of Music entitled 'Compositions for two piping Bullfinches'.

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        The Declaration of Independence in The Gentleman's Magazine, 1776

      D. Henry 1776 - 1776 BRITISH PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE (DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE) URBANUS, Sylvanus. The Gentleman?s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. London: D. Henry, 1776. Octavo, recent antique leather binding. Housed in custom slipcase. $10,000. First edition of the entire twelve issues of Gentleman?s Magazine for 1776, bound with Supplement in one volume, featuring an early (very possibly the first British) printing of the Declaration of Independence, illuminating coverage of the American Revolution, and eight folding maps (including four of America), as well as numerous engraved plates and in-text illustrations. The Gentleman?s Magazine, founded by Edward Cave in 1731 under his famous pseudonym ?Sylvanus Urban,? was the most influential periodical of its age and inaugurated one of modern publishing?s most characteristic formats. Its impact extended to America where, in 1741, Benjamin Franklin?s General Magazine was chiefly ?patterned after London?s ten-year-old Gentleman?s Magazine? (Isaacson, 118). In time, Gentleman?s Magazine reflected Britain?s increasing concerns over the American Revolution-as seen in its early printing of ?The Declaration of Independency? in August issue (page 361) and in its four folding maps documenting areas of the colonies engaged in major battles. These maps were especially key for it was a time when ?maps were produced to detail more precisely areas of potential strategic importance They were eagerly sought by England, whose troops were in combat an ocean?s distance from their homeland? (Schwartz & Ehrenberg 181). Folding maps such as ?A Map of the Country round Philadelphia? (396), ?Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island (452), ?Map of Connecticut and Rhode Island? (524) and the ?Map of the Progress of his Majesty?s Armies in New York? (606) held particular interest. In addition, the volume contains four full-page engraved illustrations, a folding engraved plate (540), numerous in-text engravings, three folding maps showing the South Pole, and the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, a 16th-century map of Cambridge printed in Latin (200), and a full-page map showing part of the ?Tropical Discoveries? of Captain Cook?s Sloop in 1774 (256), which is trimmed with slight loss to lower edge. Along with its August printing of ?The Declaration of Independency,? additional coverage of the Revolution includes records of Parliamentary debates targeting the colonies, selected correspondence of Washington, and resolutions of the Continental Congress. Lowndes, 876. Sabin 26954. Maps and plates generally fine. An extremely good copy of a fascinating historical record. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Breve compendio di maravigliosi secreti. Approvati, e praticati con felice successo nell'indisposizioni corporali. Diviso in quattro libri. Nel I si tratta de Secreti medicinali. Nel II de Secreti appartenenti a diverse

      Subject: (Alchimia - Gastronomia . Medicina). Venezia, appresso Simone Occhi, 1776, 12 legatura cart. muto, pp. XVI-223. Ferguson, I, 24 (per altre edizioni) - Duveen, 33 (per altre edizioni) - Paleari, 47/48

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        Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

      Subject: (Ornitologia). Sassari, presso Giuseppe Piattoli, 1776, in-8vo mezza pelle coeva, dorso con titoli e bei fregi in oro (liso in due punti) pp. (8)-334 e 6 tav. inc. in rame, bella testatina di caccia con archibugio pure inc. (a pag. 1). Manca il frontespizio e vistosa rosicchiatura alla base del piatto posteriore. Ceresoli (152) Opera assai rara, da sempre

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        THE ART OF WAR.... [with:] A TREATISE ON THE MILITARY SERVICE OF LIGHT HORSE, AND LIGHT INFANTRY, IN THE FIELD AND IN FORTIFIED PLACES

      Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1776-1777.. Two volumes. [8],264;[2],228pp. Half title in each volume. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt-lettered spines. Rubbed, more particularly along hinges; upper four inches of second volume slightly split. Contemporary ownership signature of Joseph Hiller on front free endpaper of first volume. Internally clean. Very good. In separate cloth chemises within a half morocco and cloth box. Two important early American military manuals, published shortly after the first American work of the kind, Roger Stevenson's MILITARY INSTRUCTIONS FOR OFFICERS... (1775). Both volumes are English translations of earlier French military guides. Although issued separately and complete in themselves, the works are often found as a set, as here. The first title is actually a compilation of three tracts by Monsieur de Lamont, an anonymous French author, and the Chevalier de la Valiere, respectively. Titled "The Duties of Officers...," "The Duties of Soldiers..." and "The Rules and Practices of the Greatest Generals...," they offer a thorough guide to the proper behavior of a military body of the sort so much needed by the fledgling Continental army. The second volume, translated by the American, Major Lewis Nicola, was originally written by Thomas Grandmaison, the father of French cavalry tactics. The two volumes, intended by Bell to be a set (the second volume includes an advertisement for the first opposite its titlepage), are often found stamped with a "W" and a "G" on their respective spines, leading some who have seen only one copy to surmise their copy once belonged to George Washington. However, the appearance of multiple copies with such markings seems to defeat that hopeful hypothesis. Many Bell bindings are stamped with similar singular letters, suggesting the intrepid printer employed some sort of classification system for his bindings. Throughout the Revolution early military guides such as these were in great demand. Often subjected to extensive study and use, they are rarely found in such fine condition. HILDEBURN 3412,3553. EVANS 14816,15319. NAIP w013180,w028183.

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        ATLAS CÉLESTE DE FLAMSTEED, Approuve par l'Académie Royale des Sciences, et Publié sous le Privilege de cette Compagnie

      Paris:: F. G. Deschamps et Chez l'Auteur,, 1776. In contemporary calf binding with mild edge wear. Stated Second Edition on title page. Preliminaries with mild foxing. Plates and text quite clean and fresh. Complete with 30 double page Fine numbered engravings including 26 of the constellations and two each of Hemisphere and Planisphere engravings for a total of 30. 8vo. viii, 30 Plates, 40 text pp.[which include: Catalogue des Etoile, Moyens de Connaitre les Constellations, Problêmes I-IX]

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        Defending New York in 1776 - Entrenching Tools

      1776 - Autograph Document Signed. March 16, 1776. 2 pp. A detailed account of various tools delivered and returned for the purposes of constructing defenses around New York City in the spring of 1776. Colonel Abraham Brinckerhoff, "quartermaster of the 2nd battallion" is the officer in charge of supplying the tools. This account records the names of captains on the day's fatigue duty together with the tools they took for the day's work including "Pick Axes", "Shod Shovels," "Spades," "Iron Shovels," and "Axes." Captains include Jacob Chase, Patrick Birmingham, and others. From the papers of Nicholas Quackenbush (1734-1813) was a member of a powerful Dutch family in the Hudson River Valley. He sided with the Revolutionary cause, serving as Assistant Deputy Quartermaster to the Continental forces in Albany with rank as Major.

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        A DRAUGHT OF THE BAY AND ROAD OF MARSEILLES AND THE NIEGHBOURING COSTS BY MICHELOT

      London: : Mount and Page,, 1776. 16" x 20-1/2"- 40.6 x 52 cm. Copper engraved map. Offsetting else very good. A very good sea chart the French Mediterranean coast from Cape Courone to Sormiou. Several islands are shown including Ratoneau, Pomegue, Mayre, Iare, calaceraigne and Riou.

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        Untersuchung der Natur und Ursachen von Nationalreichthümern. Aus dem Englischen <von J. F. Schiller>. Dt. EA. Nur Band 1 (von 2).

      VIII, 632 S.. Mit Titelvignette. 8°. HLeder im Stil d. Z. auf 5 falschen Bünden, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt, Rückenschild und etwas -vergoldung. Erschienen im Jahr der englischen Erstausgabe trug diese Übersetzung wesentlich zur überwältigenden Rezeption im Kontinentaleuropa bei; der 2. Band erschien erst 2 Jahre später. Kress 4893. Der neue Einband (von Geneviève von Hahn) mit den alten marmorierten Vorsätzen: ein vorzügliches Beispiel für Buchbinderkunst. Name auf Titelei; letzte 9 Bll. mit Wasserrand im Bug.

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        The late Revd. John Wesley, M.A. and 446 of the Preachers in his Connexion represented as assembled in City Road Chapel, London

      Boston: Pendleton&#39;s Lithography. Lithograph. Image measures 20 1/2 x 29 1/2". This rare, separate-issue print depicts the late John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church, presiding over his preachers in the City Road Chapel, otherwise known at Wesley Chapel. Wesley commissioned the chapel to be built in 1776 as his base in London. In this large and extremely detailed image, each of the 446 preachers is rendered individually--some stare out from the page, while others appear to be watching Wesley, who stands above them in the pulpit, in rapture. This image celebrates the Second Great Awakening, a period of renewed religious fervor in the United States. Some wear, abrasions, and chips, with a scuff on the pillar. Pendleton&#39;s Lithography (1825-1836) was a lithographic print studio in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts, known for their complicated, intricate imagery.

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        Carte Nouvelle de l&#39;Amerique Angloise contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le Continent de l&#39;Amerique Septentrionale

      Augsburg, 1776. unbound. Map. Engraving with original color. Image measures 23.75 x 19.5". This large-scale map of the thirteen British colonies was originally made at the outset of the American Revolution. The names of the colonies are laid out in the map&#39;s title, which is written within a lovely title cartouche topped with an illuminated coat of arms. Intended for a French audience, the map offers an appropriately Francophone perspective, limiting the claims of the British to the regions east of the Appalachian Mountains. In addition, it has excellent detail in the areas under French control in Canada and around the Great Lakes. Many Indian names and bodies of water are labeled. The map is in good condition with several folds as issued. Matthaus Albrecht Lotter (1741-1810) succeeded his father in his successful map-making business. This map is one of his prized productions.

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        Les a propos de societè - Les a propos de la folie

      (Paris), 1776. 2 volumi; pp. X, 302; 316. Due frontespizi disegnati ed incisi da Moreau. Antiporte, 2 testate e 2 culs de lampe di Moreau, incisi da De Launay, Simonet, Duclos e Martini. Unito: Les a propos de la folie ou chansons grotesque, grivoises et annonces de parade. Paris, 1776. Pp.VI, 316 con errata. Frontespizio, antiporta, testata di Moreau incise da Martin; cul de lampe disegnato ed inciso da Moreau. Finaletti e numerosi esempi di musica incisi. Esemplare con ampi margini e barbe. 3 volumi in 8vo; legatura posteriore in pelle, cordoni, titolo in oro ai dorsi. Raccolta di circa 250 tra ariette, ronde, couplets, parodie, vaudevilles, madrigali, recitativi, pastorellerie, duetti, canzoni popolari e d'avanspettacolo purgate d'ogni trivialità e riproposte in occasione delle feste in società, tipiche del mondo aristocratico settecentesco francese. Cohen, 604: ?Les illustrations sont d'une grace ravissant et competent parmi les meilleures de Moreau?.

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        The Remembrancer; or, Impartial Repository of Public Events. Part I for the Year 1776

      J. Almon 1776 - London: J. Almon, 1776. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good, in recent leather binding. No Jacket. Note that title page gives 'Part I for 1776' and index is for 'Volume II' but clearly relates to this volume. Covers many events in all colonies. Included: Ethan Allen's capture; Benedict Arnold's march on Quebec; an early version of the Articles of Confederation as submitted to North Carolina Assembly (rejected); Virginia Committee of Safety Resolution appointing Patrick Henry Commander in Chief of VA forces; Ben Franklin's correspondence to British friend expressing impossibility of British prevailing; trial court proceedings for Daniel Disney in Montreal; Notice of December 28 1775 meeting of Massachusetts Assembly naming as delegates to Congress John Hancock, Sam Adams, John Adams, Elbridge Gerry and Rbt Treat Paine; list of Privateers with armaments and officers as ordered by Congress at Philadelphia; much more. Cf, Sabin #955; Howes #182. 8vo, 371 pp + index. Housed in a custom-made collector&#146;s slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Provinces of New York and New Jersey with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec, Drawn by Major Hollnad, Surveryor General, of the Northern District in America. Corrected and Improved, from the Original Materials by Govern: Pownall, Member of Parliament, 1776

      London: Sayer & Bennett, 1776. unbound. very good(+). Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand color outline and wash. 53" x 20.5 Striking large scale Colonial map of the Eastern New York State watershed with a focus on the Hudson River. Includes New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with Delaware, Maryland, Vermont, part of the Province of Quebec and part of Lake Ontario. This edition has three great inset maps; "A Chart of the Mouth of the Hudson&#39;s River from Sandy Hook to New York", "Plan of the City of New York" and a "Plan of Amboy with it&#39;s Environs, from an actual survey" (Perth Amboy, New Jersey). Eastern Lake Ontario is covered in detail including "Fort de Frontenac" (Kingston) and "Les Mille Isles" (Thousand Islands). This edition is the fifth and final state and was reprinted during the beginning stages of the American Revolution and published by Sayer (Jefferys&#39; one-time partner) and Bennett in "Jefferys&#39; American Atlas". Thomas Jefferys (c. 1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America.Some damp stains and tape residue but otherwise a beautiful copy of this map.

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        Partie Occidentale du Canada et Septentrionale de la Louisiane avec une partie de la Pensilvanie

      Venice, 1776. Map. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 18.75 x 22". This beautiful map of the Great Lakes depicts "western Canada and northern Louisiana," or in the parlance of American history, a substantial portion of the Northwest Territory and part of Pennsylvania. It extends from the upper Mississippi River Valley east to Lake Ontario, and from James Bay south to Philadelphia. The map shows Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie in wonderful detail, with Lake Ontario extending outside the right margin. Chicagon (Chicago) is named along with many early settlements, numerous French forts, and Indian villages and territories, making the map a fine document of the Louisiana Territory. The map is also notable for its detailed depiction of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. A note by the Mississippi explains, in French, that the course of the river is known only up the depicted point and that its source is still unknown. Just above, in the unmapped territory, is a beautiful rococco title cartouche. The map is based on D&#39;Anville&#39;s influential map of North America of 1746 and was published in Santini&#39;s "Atlas Universel dressé sur les meuilleures cartes modernes" of 1776. It is in excellent condition with wide side margins as issued. Dark imprint on bright paper with no tears. Small chips to rigPaolo Santini was a Venetian cartographer and publisher who worked closely with Janvier. This map of the Great Lakes is a fine example of his work.

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        Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air (3 volumes) and Experiments and Observations relating to various branches of Natural Philosophy, with a Continuation of the Observations on Air (3 volumes)

      Birmingham and London: Johnson / Pearson and Rollason. 1776-1786. Hardcover. Very Good. Mixed editions, published 1776 - 1786, in library bindings, 6 volumes total. For the set on Air, the first volume is a third edition, published in London in 1781; the second volume is a second edition published in London in 1776, and the third volume is a first edition published in 1777. For the Natural Philosophy set, the first volume is a first edition published in 1779, the second volume is a first edition published in Birmingham in 1781, and the third volume is a first edition published in Birmingham in 1786. All are 8vo, slightly edge trimmed, bound in raspberry library buckram, with library bookplates and perforated stamps to title pages. The second volume of the Air set has had its frontispiece stamped but the other two plates are free of marks; the folding frontispiece of the third volume is likewise stamped, as is the frontispiece of the fourth volume, the folding plate at p. 388 of the fifth volume and the folding plate at p. xxv of the sixth volume. A fairly clean ex-library set of a rare and great scientific work, with proper withdrawal stamps on pastedowns.

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        A Plan of the City and Environs of New York In North America

      London: Universal Magazine, 1776. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 11.25" x 14.75". This scarce plan of New York City of the Revolutionary War was published in the November 1776 issue of the British Universal Magazine. This map is a significant synthesis of earlier work by Montressor and Ratzer and became, via the magazine&#39;s circulation, one of the first widely distributed maps of New York City in English. The street layout of early rural Manhattan is clearly labeled up to present-day 14th Street with wards, streets, buildings, and docks. Prominent locations include the Battery, Fort George. and Delaney&#39;s New Square, a proposed yet ultimately unbuilt plaza in present-day Chinatown. In the surrounding countryside are multiple "new buildings not finished" as well as salt meadows and gardens. To the south, the upper part of Long Island is visible including the Navy Yard and Brookland Ferry, now known as Fulton Ferry in Brooklyn Heights. It was from this landing that the American Army embarked in August of 1776 under the direction of George Washington. Other specifically war-related annotations include the "Road to Kings Bridge where the Rebels mean to make a stand" and "Road to Kepps Bay where the Kings troops landed." Relief shown by hachures. The map appeared in the November 1776 issue of Universal Magazine. It is good condition with original fold lines and some minor offsetting and staining. Wear at edges with expert repair to upper right corner. Universal Magazine was published monthly in London from 1747 to 1814. It featured handsome maps that have since become prized for their aesthetics and, as a result, increasingly scarce. This map is a fine document of New York City at the time of the American Revolution.

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        Elogio del Principe Raimondo Montecuccoli

      Bologna Dalla Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, 1776. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 186 x 114 mms., pp. [5] 6 - 85 [86 blank, 87 errata, 88 - 90 blank], engraved portrait of Montecuccoli as frontispiece, text within borders, contemporary sheepskin, gilt borders to a Greek key design on covers; bookplate crudely removed from front paste-down end-paper, top and base of spine slightly worn, some slight general wear to binding, but a very good copy. The Italian poet and economist Agostino Paradisi (1736 - 1783) was a prolific author, and this tribute to Count Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609 - 1780) is very finely printed and was frequently reprinted. The preface is by the publisher, and the work includes Lettre du comte Paradisi à sa majesté le roi de Prusse, en lui envoyant son éloge du prince Montecuccoli. - Réponse de sa majesté. Montecuccoli was himself a distintinguished military general: "Unequalled as a master of 17th-century warfare, Montecuccoli excelled in the art of fortification and siege, march and countermarch, and cutting his enemy&#39;s lines of communications. In advocating standing armies, he clearly foresaw future trends in the military field" (Wikiepedia).

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        The Provinces of New York and New Jersey with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec, Drawn by Major Hollnad, Surveryor General, of the Northern District in America. Corrected and Improved, from the Original Materials by Govern: Pownall, Member of Parliament, 1776

      Sayer & Bennett, London 1776 - Striking large scale Colonial map of the Eastern New York State watershed with a focus on the Hudson River. Includes New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with Delaware, Maryland, Vermont, part of the Province of Quebec and part of Lake Ontario. This edition has three great inset maps; "A Chart of the Mouth of the Hudson's River from Sandy Hook to New York", "Plan of the City of New York" and a "Plan of Amboy with it's Environs, from an actual survey" (Perth Amboy, New Jersey). Eastern Lake Ontario is covered in detail including "Fort de Frontenac" (Kingston) and "Les Mille Isles" (Thousand Islands). This edition is the fifth and final state and was reprinted during the beginning stages of the American Revolution and published by Sayer (Jefferys' one-time partner) and Bennett in "Jefferys' American Atlas". Thomas Jefferys (c. 1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America.Some damp stains and tape residue but otherwise a beautiful copy of this map. Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand color outline and wash. 53" x 20.5"

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        Partie Occidentale du Canada et Septentrionale de la Louisiane avec une partie de la Pensilvanie

      Venice, 1776. Map. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 18.75 x 22". This beautiful map of the Great Lakes depicts "western Canada and northern Louisiana," or in the parlance of American history, a substantial portion of the Northwest Territory and part of Pennsylvania. It extends from the upper Mississippi River Valley east to Lake Ontario, and from James Bay south to Philadelphia. The map shows Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie in wonderful detail, with Lake Ontario extending outside the right margin. Chicagon (Chicago) is named along with many early settlements, numerous French forts, and Indian villages and territories, making the map a fine document of the Louisiana Territory. The map is also notable for its detailed depiction of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. A note by the Mississippi explains, in French, that the course of the river is known only up the depicted point and that its source is still unknown. Just above, in the unmapped territory, is a beautiful rococco title cartouche. The map is based on D'Anville's influential map of North America of 1746 and was published in Santini's "Atlas Universel dressé sur les meuilleures cartes modernes" of 1776. It is in excellent condition with wide side margins as issued. Dark imprint on bright paper with no tears. Small chips to rigPaolo Santini was a Venetian cartographer and publisher who worked closely with Janvier. This map of the Great Lakes is a fine example of his work.

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        He appoints Henry Pendleton to the Court of Common Pleas Manuscript document signed and sealed

      Charlestown [i.e., Charleston]: 17 April, 1776. Unbound. Very Good/Document from South Carolina&#39;s brief period of self government as a British Colony, between the enactment of its constitution in March, 1776, and the Declaration of Independence on July 4 of the same year. John Rutledge (1739-1800) had been a delegate from South Carolina to the Continental Congress (and one of its most conservative voices), and one of the authors of the Colony&#39;s own constitution. He became the President of the General Assembly and, thus, of the Colony (and ultimately a Justice on the first United States Supreme Court with John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth). Here he appoints Virginia lawyer Henry Pendleton to the post of justice in the court of common pleas. He went on to become a distinguished judge and soldier. The town of Pendleton, southwest of Greenville, is named for him. . Folio (395 x 315 mm) in double-glass frame. Document in secretarial hand signed by Rutledge and sealed with red wax. Countersigned by William Mason. Paper toned; some deterioration at cross-folds.

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        An Answer to the Declaration of the American Congress (The Third Edition)

      T. Cadell, 1776. 3rd Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good. by John Lind SCARCE 1776 Early British Edition, stated Third. Original unbound wraps. 117 pages. 4 1/4 by 7 inches. Sabin #41281. From Sabin - in these later editions the outline of a counter declaration is omitted. With regard to the theory of government set forth in the preamble to the Declaration, the writer ass &#39;a theory as absurd and visionary, as the system of conduct in defence of which is established, is nefarious. Original paper wraps missing. Mild toning and wear. Good condition. London. T. Cadell, 1776

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        DICTIONARIUM AELII ANTONII NEBRISSENSIS, GRAMMATICI, CHRONOGRAPHI REGII; imo quadruplex ejusdem antiqui dictionarii suplementum. Quae omnia accuratius revisa R.P. Eugenii Zeballos.

      - Matriti, Joachim Ibarra, 1776, 20x30, 790 páginas. Texto a dos columnas. Muy buen estado, papel limpio sin manchas ni óxido. Esquinita de papel blanco rota en portada. Encuadernado en pergamino bien conservado, está cosido de época en borde de lomera pero no se nota demasiado. Por error de páginación salta de la página 760 a la771 pero está completo. (53841).

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        The Provinces of New York and New Jersey with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec, Drawn by Major Hollnad, Surveryor General, of the Northern District in America. Corrected and Improved, from the Original Materials by Govern: Pownall, Member of Parliament, 1776

      Sayer & Bennett London: Sayer & Bennett, 1776. unbound. very good(+). Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand color outline and wash. 53" x 20.5 Striking large scale Colonial map of the Eastern New York State watershed with a focus on the Hudson River. Includes New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with Delaware, Maryland, Vermont, part of the Province of Quebec and part of Lake Ontario. This edition has three great inset maps; "A Chart of the Mouth of the Hudson's River from Sandy Hook to New York", "Plan of the City of New York" and a "Plan of Amboy with it's Environs, from an actual survey" (Perth Amboy, New Jersey). Eastern Lake Ontario is covered in detail including "Fort de Frontenac" (Kingston) and "Les Mille Isles" (Thousand Islands). This edition is the fifth and final state and was reprinted during the beginning stages of the American Revolution and published by Sayer (Jefferys' one-time partner) and Bennett in "Jefferys' American Atlas". Thomas Jefferys (c. 1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America.Some damp stains and tape residue but otherwise a beautiful copy of this map.

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        Port Campbell

      London, 1776. First. unbound. very good(+). Sea chart. Engraving. Image measures 27.25" x 40.25". Beautiful rare nautical chart of Port Campbell, SE Nova Scotia. This is the first state and shows settlements and shoals in outline only. Includes the yet named Shelburne Harbour and Roseneath Island (now McNutt Island). Includes description of the shoreline and tides. Map is dated 1776, just before the Loyalists came and settled the area. Published in "The Atlantic Neptune", the first British sea atlas of the eastern coast of North America, hailed for both its accuracy and its aesthetics. J.F.W. Des Barres (c. 1729-1827) was born in Basle Switzerland but went to military school in England. He became a colonial administrator in Nova Scotia and also served as governor of Quebec. Des Barres was commissioned for the surveying project in 1762, and dedicated ten years to the gathering of the charts and publication of the atlas. Small chips and tears to margin, not affecting the image, slight wear to original folds, overall toning.

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