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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'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'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 '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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        British Zoology: I. Quadrupeds. Birds.--II. Water-fowl.--III. Reptiles. Fish.--IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea [4-Volume Set]

      William Eyres for Benjamin White 1776 - American Zoologist Charles Atwood Kofoid's personal set of Pennant's British Zoology. Including many field notes and drawings, many new classifications listed in order of Linneaus in pencil in the appropriate location, usually on the rear of the plate of that species. These classifications are penciled in throughout the volumes in either opposite the engraved plates or lightly penciled notations of the opposite pages, notes do not affect engravings (too numerous to mention here - all newly listed classifications?). Many field notes and written observations throughout the volumes, (see photos). OOAK. Also included are four of Kofoid's infamous bookplates. (see photo) The exquisite armorial bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid is very interesting and well-known among collectors. The upper left end of the bookplate; the campanile (bell tower) seen outside the window is the one on the Berkeley campus of the University of California. Kofoid was one of the leading investigators in protozoology and limnology, and was the developer of what came to be known as the Kofoid Bucket, a device used in the collection of planktonic samples. (seen in the lower portion of the bookplate). Volume I: 59 Engraved Plates including fold-out plate "Explanation of Technical Terms",Newspaper clippings (1798-1830) laid in according to species, notes from Trinity College, Cambridge, and Tipped-in Hand Drawings accordingly inserted adhering to Linnaeus classification. Newspaper clipping about breeding in Lincolnshire dated 1800 laid in. Leaflets regarding butchery, handwritten letter with wax seal, newspaper clippings and field notes/sketches laid in rear of the volume. Volume II: 44 Engraved Plates, one being a fold-out sheet of music "Compositions for Two Piping Bulfinches" (pg 561), Plus 10 Appendix Plates, Index. Volume III: 73 Engraved Plates including 2 fold-out plates; "Explanation of Technical Terms", "Electric Ray" . Unique to this set, Very well done inked painting "Salmon Male", noted in pencil "drawn from a plate from Bloch's Octavo Edition". (tipped in). Field notes from 1796 laid in place. Volume IV: Pressed flower on title page. 93 Engraved Plates. In Plate No. 44 is included three etchings of Mytilus, from Weymouth: A New Species. Opposite page 62 is a hand-drawn ink painting by Rev. Greenwood [St. Giles-Cripplegate/Chaplain to the company of Coopers]**. Referencing Borlase's Natural History of Cornwall, Trinity College, Cambridge, dated 1803 (hand-written), tipped into the volume at the location adhering to Linneaus classification. In the rear of the book are laid in numerous hand-written notes on snails (dated 1707), birds and other observations and classifications, including a hand-written drawing/diagram, a letter (dated 1794) regarding a field observation. VERY RARE Hand-drawn plate (tipped in) by the Reverend Greenwood. Antiquarian Volumes & Ephemera of Museum-quality historical significance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l' Empereur JOVIEN, et traductions de quelques ouvrages de l'Empereur JULIEN ( nouvelle édition )

      - Exemplaire aux armes du Collège Royal d'Alençon AUTEUR: Abbé de la BLETTERIE TITRE: Histoire de l' Empereur JOVIEN, et traductions de quelques ouvrages de l'Empereur JULIEN ( nouvelle édition ) LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris, chez Brocas, Veuve Dessaint, Delalain, Nyon, 1776 COLLATION: xxxiij-539pp complet FORMAT: In- 12 18 x 12 cm RELIURE: Reliure de l'époque en plein cuir marbré, dos à nerfs orné d'une pièce dutitre et des entrenerfs orné aux fleurons dorés. Triple filets d'encadrement des plat & aucentre les armes du Collège Royal d' Alençon ILLUSTRATIONS: Une gravure en frontispice. ETAT: Bel exemplaire , manque la coiffe de tête, frottements d'usage à la coiffe inf. 3coins émoussés. Intérieur frais et propre. POIDS: 400g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REMARKABLE PROVIDENCES TO BE GRATEFULLY RECOLLECTED, RELIGIOUSLY IMPROVED, AND CAREFULLY TRANSMITTED TO POSTERITY. A SERMON PREACHED AT BROOKFIELD ON THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR 1775

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

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        MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE INDIANS IN THE BACK SETTLEMENTS OF AMERICA [caption title]

      London: Thomas Hart, 1776.. Mezzotint engraving, 14 x 9 inches; matted and framed to 20 1/2 x 15 inches. Minor soiling. Matted and framed. Very good. Engraved portrait of Major Robert Rogers, showing him in his military uniform with musket and powder horn, with three Indians in the background behind him. This is the best known image of Robert Rogers, and is one of a series of portraits of military leaders from the American Revolution, several of which are imagined images. Rogers acted as a scout for the 1755 expedition against Crown Point, and in 1756 he became the captain of an independent company of Rangers. He made scores of raids against the French in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, going as far west as the shores of Lake Huron. His exploits made him the most romantic and famous figure of the war in America. He published A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF NORTH AMERICA and the JOURNALS OF MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS in 1765, which brought him further fame and recognition. "By this time, however, his fundamental weaknesses of character were becoming well known, although as early as 1755, in order to escape prosecution for counterfeiting New Hampshire currency, he had entered a New Hampshire regiment. It was soon afterwards that he became a captain on William Johnson's Crown Point expedition. In 1769 he was imprisoned at London for debt and in 1776 by Washington as a spy. He escaped to the British but dishonesty and dissipation kept him on the downhill road and he died in obscurity" - Streeter. A nice engraving of this hero from the French and Indian War. STREETER SALE 1032. BM CATALOGUE OF PRINTS 5339.

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

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

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        ISTRIA - Parte Settentrionale e Parte Meridionale dell'Istria di Giovanni Valle Giustinopolitano.

      Zatta Antonio. - Atlante Novissimo ... Venezia Due belle carte geografiche inc. f. 30,8x40,4 - 30,8x40,4 con titolo ornato, coloritura coeva.

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        Versuch über den Geschmack und die Ursachen seiner Verschiedenheit

      Leipzig/Mietau, Jacob Friedrich Hinz, 1776.. 1776. Titel m. Holzschnitt-Titelvignette, 2 n. n. Bll., 194(2) S., 2 weiteren Holzschnitt-Vignetten. Interims-Marmorumschlag d. Zt. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Die letzte Lage tlw. minimal wasserrandig, Rckn & Rckn.-Kanten etwas berieben. * HOLZMANN/B.: IV/9578; ZIEGENFUSS, I, 524. Am Titel unauffallend gestempelt: "Bibliotheca P. R. Stuttg." und am Vorsatz Stempel (ca. 1880) eines Stuttgarter Antiquariats: G(?)ersch...(?). * In zeitgenössischer Hand unten am Titel in Tinte: "A Leüt. Mörs prossist". * * Zu HERZ: NBG 24, Spalte 551. Ausführlich bei Goedeke IV, S.165/9: Der Verfasser war Lieblingsschüler und Freund Kant's. Sehr seltene EA.: Die 2. vermehrte Auflage erschien erst 1790. ¶ RARE FIRST EDITION in its contemporary interim-wrappers.

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        A General History of the Science and Practice of Music

      London- T. Payne and Son, 1776 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this history of music from the late eighteenth century by historian John Hawkins. Containing songs, sheet music, and numerous vignette illustrations. Sir John Hawkins (29 March 1719 21 May 1789) was an English author and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson and Horace Walpole. During his life, he wrote many works, including A General History of the Science and Practice of Music and his Life of Samuel Johnson in memory of his friend. It took Hawkins 16 years to write A General History of the Science and Practice of Music which was published in 1776. in years to come Hawkins's music history was considered to be superior to Burney's music history. Particularly, Burney's discourse on Handel and Bach was viewed as being inadequate. Armorial bookplate of 'Beaufort' to the recto of the front free-endpaper of volume IV. With ink inscriptions to the endpapers, stating, 'The Gift of the Rev'd John Price B. D. , Keeper of the Bodlein Library, Oxford, to the Duchess of Beaufort, January 1777. 'Complete in five volumesCondition: Rebacked in full calf bindings. Externally sound, though rubbed, with some marks and wear to the extremities. Loss to the backstrips of the first two volumes. Two joints starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in a couple of places. Library labels to front pastedowns and front free-endpapers. Ink inscription to endpapers. Institutional ink stamps to the first few pages and bottom of the textblock edge. Pages arebright, though with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Know all men by these presents, that I Adolph Waldron of the Township of Harlaem and Province of New York, Yeoman

      Printed by H. Gaine, New York 1776 - Folio, 12 3/4" X 7 1/2" Document dated March 1776, where Adolph Waldron of Harlem, New York has posted a bond to Jacob Waldron to be paid by March 1777. It appears that Jacob Waldron died before the bond was paid, needing to be settled in a court of probate. It also appears from the history books, that this document represents Adolph Waldron losing the family farm at this time to Abraham Duryee. The family farm was what is now called Carnegie Hill.one of the most prestigious places in New York City today. Signed on front by Adolph Waldron, John Harris Cruger and David Waldron. Signed on back by Gerard Walton, Richard Varick and Abraham Ten Broek. Folds, splits along fold lines, somewhat fragile, else a document that bears numerous historical signatures. [Loc.: E 974.702]

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        Indie IV Foglio. Map of South East Asia including the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Malaysia, tip of Cambodia & northern Australia

      Venice:: Zatta,. 1776.. Original outline color on this map of South East Asia. Includes "Isole Filippine", southern part, Camboge, Peni. di Malaca, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Celebes, Nuova Guinea and "Terra del Sud" marks the northern tip of Australia. 15 1/2 x 12" with sml. margin. Published between 1776 and 1785.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [...]

      London: printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell [...], 1776-1788. 6 vols. 4to. (27.5 x 22 cms) All first editions; volume one first edition, first issue. pp. [xii], viii, [iv], 586, [ii], lxxxviii, [ii] errata (lacks final blank); [x], 640, [ii] errata; [x], 640, [ii] errata, 8 publisher’s ads; [ii], viii, [viii], 620; [iv], 684; [xii], 646, [lii] index and errata. Half title in volume one, portrait frontispiece engraved by John Hall after Sir Joshua Reynolds, three folding maps engraved by Thomas Kitchin, occasional foxing and light browning. Recent full calf, gilt, with contrasting morocco lettering pieces. Early shelf mark and illegible inscription (?L-dale) on title. NB: the detailed table of contents in volume one, signed *a4-*b2, was actually issued with volume two as was the frontispiece, but here they have been sensibly placed where most useful, as usual. The third volume concludes with the list of books published by Strahan and Cadell mentioned by Norton, which was not issued with all copies. “Gibbon is one of those few writers who hold as high a place in the history of literature as in the roll of great historians.” Bury's judgement, opening his authoritative edition of the work, can hardly be bettered and few could disagree with his supporting comment that the "Decline and Fall" has not gone the way of other works, lauded as ‘classics’ and left on the cold shelves. The work was instantly controversial. In his "Life of Johnson" Boswell recalled a conversation of 1776, when he and the `Good Doctor' "talked of a work much in vogue" which was "written in a very mellifluous style, but which, under pretext of another subject, contained much artful [deistical] infidelity". Boswell felt that the work should have been accompanied by a warning: "spring-guns and men-traps set here". Gibbon's thesis, or a strand of it at least, that the decline of Rome was partly due to the enervating impact of Christianity, would not be accepted uncritically today. However, Gibbon's remarkable use of primary material has set the bar for every historian since. The first volume is particularly scarce in this form, as Norton explains. Strahan originally anticipated that 500 copies would be sufficient, but when printing was already well underway he realised that demand would be much greater and doubled the run to 1000, even at the expense of completely resetting the first part of the book. Our example is the uncorrected first state.

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        The death of General Wolfe.

      - London, Woollett, Boydell & Ryland, 1776.Contemporary handcoloured engraving after Benjamin West by William Woollett. ca. 47 x 59,5 cm.* General James Wolfe (1727-1759) died during his famous victory over the French at Quebec, which delivered Canada into the hands of the British. The engraving depicts the general surrounded by his officers and a native American warrior, with ships in the background. The original heroic painting by Benjamin West (1738-1820) of 1771 was an instant success and the engraving by William Woollett which followed was one of the most commercial successful prints ever published (Von Erffa & Staley, The paintings of Benjamin West, p.213). - Mounted on linnen, occasionally faint rubbing, otherwise fine.

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        Commentarii ad Titt. Pandectarum De Acquir vel Ammitt Possess

      1776. Aulisio, Domenico [1649-1717]. Commentarii ad Titt. Pandectarum De Acquir. Vel Ammitt. Possess De Verbor. Obligat. De Legat. Et Fideicommiss. Naples: Expensis Josephi de Lieto, 1776. Three volumes. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, gilt-framed colored title panels to spines. Some rubbing and soiling and minor stains, corners lightly bumped, chips to head and center of spine of Volume II, minor worming to boards of Volumes I and III, a few endleaves lacking, some hinges cracked, a few cracks to text blocks. Large copperplate vignettes to title pages, that of Volume I printed in red and black. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining and worming to margins, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. A solid copy of a scarce title. * Second and final edition. Much larger than the two-volume first edition (1719-20), also quarto-sized. This is an interesting commentary on the titles of the Digest on matrimony, credit, mortgages and commercial transactions. The editor of this edition is unknown. and Aulisio was a professor of law at the University of Naples and an associate of Giambattista Vico. He was a prolific author on a variety of legal subjects. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition and 3 copies of the second in North America (Harvard Law School, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley Law School, first, Harvard Law School, University of Chicago, University of Michigan Law School, second). This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Silva: Or, A Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions...

      York, Printed by A. Ward, for J. Dodsley [etc.] London [etc., etc.] 1776. 28 p. l., 649, [9] p., portrait front., 40 plates (1 folding), folding table; 31 cm. Title continues: As it was delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th day of October, 1662, upon occasion of certain quaeries propounded to that illustrious assembly, by the honourable the principal officers and commissioners of the Navy. Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves. By John Evelyn... With notes by A. Hunter... First published 1664, this edition by Dr. Alexander Hunter (1729-1809) adds 40 plates, incorporates the recent researches of Linnaeus, Kalm, and other botanists, as well as reports from foresters of English estates, which doubled the size of the book. Henrey 137; Pritzel 2766; Kress 7209. A tall copy, bound in contemporary leather skilfully rebacked in a lighter color. Stock#OB469 oversize.

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        The Experienced Housekeeper,

      London: Author, 1776 For the use and ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks etc... In modern nice brown half leather with red marbled boards. Spine has raised bands, titles in gilt on green and red leather labels. Internally new marbled endpapers, new endpages, tipped in PHOTO copy supplied from a later edition as frontis, title page has an ink name to head (Elizabeth Marsden), some light browning, edge strengthened, first plate has been repaired, authors ink hand signature to the first chapter, [4], (iii), [1], 382 pp, [14] index, [4] adverts, some light foxing throughout, page 353 has a small repaired tear, the last plate has been strengthened carefully. At the bottom of title page it states: N. B. No Book is genuine but what is signed by the Author. Page 341 not miss-numbered. (ESTC T140367) Raffald [née Whitaker], cook and writer on cookery, The popularity of her work is shown by the many editions, mostly spurious, published in England and in Dublin during her lifetime and after. She is said to have refused to allow any portraits to be published, so that the first, from a painting by P. McMorland, appeared in the eighth edition in 1782, after her death. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Battle of Bunkers-Hill, The

      The Battle of Bunkers-Hill. A Dramatic Piece of Five Acts, In Heroic Measure. by a Gentleman of Maryland. Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Robert Bell, in Third-Street. MDCCLXXVI. (Published anonymously). Frontispiece steel engraving: 'The Death of Warren' by Norman SC. Pamphlet (19.5 x 12 cm), remnants of binding cords, traces of hide glue along spine; lacks 3 preliminary leaves: title page, dedication page, prologue (photo copies on file), lower edges of frontispiece plate professionally conserved with archival materials, light foxing, occasional spotting, minimal edge wear, a good copy. Collation: 1 preliminary leaf (front): 'Frontispiece' plate, 'Dramatis Personae', blank, [5]-49, [1] (advertisement dated November 10, 1776). (NB: pages 31-32 repeated in pagination). [Evans:p65,n14668].--Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816); both the 'Prologue' and 'Epilogue' were written by John Parke (1754-1789) who is identified only as 'a Lieutenant Colonel in the Continental Army' and 'a Gentleman of the Army.' Frontispiece plate 'held to be the earliest engraving by a native artist in the American colonies.'

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        History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: W. Strahan & T. Caddell, 1776. - GIBBON, EDWARD. 1776 FIRST EDITION (except for vol. I which is the second edition) (PMM, 222). Grolier, English One Hundred. Contemporary full tree calf, skillfully rebacked in period style. Six volumes. With portrait frontispiece of Gibbon (in vol. I), 1 folding map of Europe adjacent to Constantinople (in vol. II) 1 folding map of the Eastern Roman Empire and 1 folding map of the Western Roman Empire (in vol. III). Half titles present. A magnificent set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Diseases Incident to Armies. With the method of cure. Translated from the original of Baron van Swieten...

      Philadelphia: Printed, and sold, by R. Bell, in Third-Street, MDCCLXXVI [1776]. Octavo: 164 p.; 20 cm. Title continues: Physician to Their Imperial Majesties. To which are added The nature and treatment, of gun-shot wounds. By John Ranby, Esquire; surgeon general to the British Army. Likewise, some brief directions, to be observed by sea surgeons in engagements. Also, preventatives of the scurvy at sea. By William Northcote, surgeon, many years in the sea-service. Published, for the use of military, and naval surgeon [sic] in America. "Extracts from The marine practice of physic and surgery. With some brief directions to be observed by sea-surgeons in engagements, By William Northcote, surgeon many years in the sea-service. Including, The nature and treatment of gun-shot wounds. By John Ranby, Esquire; surgeon general to the British Army" --pp. [113]-164, with separate title page. [Description abrge des maladies qui regnent le plus communment dans les armes.] English Bookseller?s advertisements, pp. [4] & 164. Evans 15100; Hildeburn, Pennsylvania 3477; Austin, Early American Medical Imprints 1843. Bound in contemporary full leather; very good. Stock#stock#OB625.

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        Anecdotes Americaines, Ou, Histoire Abregee Des Principaux Evenements Arrives Dans Le Nouveau Monde Depuis Sa Decouverte Jusqua L'Epoque Presente

      A Paris, Chez Vincent, 1776. 1st Edition. Subjects: America --Discovery and exploration - Description and travel. United States --History --Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775. Attribue´ a` M. De´jean--National Union Catalog pre-1956 imprints. Sabin 61564. Finely and [period] sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt

      London: James Phillips. Very Good. 1776. First Edition. Hardcover. A smart First Edition in Very Good condition with bumped upper corners, scattered soiling, foxing, and closed tears to second and third leaves. Bookplate of the New Hampshire Historical Society. Advertisements. Bound in modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine; An account of Reckitt's experiences in America (PA, RI, NY, MD, etc.) and his experiences on the way to Barbados and St. Christopher Island where he was captured by a French privateer; Ex-Libris .

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England; Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, 1776. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 3 x 5 1/2 inches. 12mo. 264 unnumbered pages. Collates as A - L (in 12s). Printed in two column Roman type. Pages generally clean and unmarked. A12 and E12 with very small marginal losses. Scattered light foxing. Marbled end papers. Ffep with ink ownership inscription of Jonathan Howard dated 1810. All page edges gilt, now dulled. Griffiths 1776/5. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre. Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, 1777. 96 unnumbered pages. Collates as A - D (in 12s). Printed in two column Roman type. ESTCT89260. Bound in contemporary full maroon morocco with gilt rolled borders to covers. Front and back covers with black oval leather only bearing gilt cross, divine monogram (JHS) and gilt tooling surrounded by border of gilt tooled flames. Spine with five compartments separated by raised bands. Extensive gilt decoration to each compartment. Corners slightly rounded. A well preserved Georgian BCP in a spectacular 18th Century binding.

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        ESSAYS PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL, By M. Lavoisier, Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, etc. Volume the first. Translated from the French, with notes, and an appendix, By Thomas Henry, F.R.S.

      Printed for Joseph Johnson, No. 72, St Paul's Church-Yard, London. 1776 - First English edition. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. xxxii + [2] pp. advertisements + [2] + 475 pp. + [1]. In two parts, with separate half-title. Illustrated by 3 folding engraved plates between appendix and indexes. Bound in original mottled calf, gilt borders to boards, enclosing a tree calf lozenge; spine, gilt rules enclosing panels, tooled in gilt with a large centre tool and black morocco label, gilt. Front joints weak, spine decoration , label and extremities worn. Marbled endpapers. Top edge grimed. Otherwise a fine clean copy. 'This classical work' (Bolton) by the great French chemist, Lavoisier, is a study of gases ('elastic vapours'), especially of 'fixed air' (carbon dioxide). The first part is an historical survey of the work of his predecessors, including Dr Joseph Priestley; the second part describes his own experiments with an 'elastic fixable fluid' (carbon dioxide again). Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) established the key role of the constituent of air that he named oxygen both in combustion and in supplying the source of acidity in compounds, as well as in supporting life. He established that water was a combination of it and hydrogen (the name he gave to the 'inflammable air,' discovered by Cavendish) and that air itself was principally a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen. Lavoisier carried out some of the first scientific quantitative chemical experiments (including those described in the second part of this book) and helped establish modern chemical nomenclature. Having been a tax collector in the unpopular Ferme Generale of the old regime and falling foul of Jean-Paul Marat, Lavoisier became a victim of the Reign of Terror and was sent to the guillotine in May 1794. His reputation was officially restored eighteen months later. The Essays were first published as Opuscules Physiques et Chymiques in 1774 and, in spite of the reference to volume one, no further volumes appeared. It was appropriate for Thomas Henry, FRS (c.1734-1816) of Manchester, to translate this book, for his own interests coincided with those of Lavoisier. Henry, following Priestley, had showed how fixed air could be produced by reacting acid and lime and bubbling the gas through water. This formed the basis of his successful business, manufacturing soda water and magnesium carbonate, which he had developed as an antacid. Henry corrected Lavoisier's translation of Priestley and, in appendix II, added some of his own comments on Priestley's experiments with dephlogisticated air (i.e. oxygen). A fine copy of this scarce title, complete with the engraved plates. NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE CHEMISTRY CHEMISTRY 18TH CENTURY NATURAL HISTORY/SCIENCE ESTC N 9357. Bolton, p. 605-6. Duveen, p. 339-40. Duveen and Klickstein, 124. Partington, p. 388-394.

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        Silva: or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions: as it was delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th Day of October, 1662..., Together with An Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. With Notes by A. Hunter

      York: J Dodsley, 1776.. 4to. (12 x 9.5 inches). Unpaginated introductory sections, including list of subscribers, pp.649, unpaginated Index. Engraved portrait frontis by Bartolozzi, forty engraved plates, one folding, plus folding table at rear, some faint toning to plates. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary green morocco, a little rubbed and partially faded, gilt decorated spine. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A handsome copy. Hunter Edition. Heavy book, requiring eye-watering amounts of extra postage overseas. New Edition.

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

      [Augsburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1776]. Copper-engraved map by T.C. Lotter, with original colour, on four sheets joined, each sheet with a honizontal crease and discolouration. 43 1/3 x 39 inches. A fine copy of one of the greatest maps of New England This large, intriguing map of New England was drawn by a shadowy figure named Braddock Mead, an Irishman and a geographer, who had to change his name to escape prosecution for kidnapping and related charges. He chose the name John Green and continued his geographical and cartographical work with several different publishers, ending up with Thomas Jefferys, the leading map publisher in London at that time. Only one map actually bears the name "J. Green", but there are characteristic traits to Mead/Green's maps that make the attributions fairly certain, and Jefferys states that he worked on "many of my Geographical performances..." G. R. Crone brought Green's identity to light in two Imago Mundi articles in the early 1950s. The map was the first large scale printed map of New England. Six different states of the map appeared in London between 1755 and 1794. This edition was engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter, Matthew Seutter's son-in-law, in Augsburg, in 1776 based on the 4th state of the map. It is an exact copy of the Jefferys' map with the inset maps of Boston and of Boston Harbor and the vignette of the Pilgrims' landing at Plymouth in the cartouche. Interest in events taking place in New England in 1776 was of course intense, and the sharply drawn inset maps of Boston would have been especially appreciated. The map is rich in fascinating information for New Englanders, and it is displayed with great clarity. From a historical viewpoint, Mead's map shows the extent of white European dominion in the region after a century and a half of settlement and growth. G. R. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green..." Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Mapping Colonial America. Degrees of Latitude. # 35; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, p. 45-47.

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

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

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        SILVA: OR, A DISCOURSE OF FOREST-TREES, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions: As it was delivered in the Royal Society, on the 15th day of October, 1662

      York: printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley. 1776.. First few pages of frontis and end matter browned, some occasional scattered foxing to the text, some offsetting of images from the plates, otherwise a very good copy in an attractive binding.. Pp. (48), 649, (1), (ix), engraved frontis portrait of Evenlyn + 39 engraved black and white plates of foliage, flowers and fruits of trees (1 in large and folding), large folding table. Original one-quarter morocco with gilt lettering and floral designs in the panels, over full antique calf boards, lg 4to. This work, first issued in 1644, is the first major book on trees published in Great Britain. This 1776 edition has been expanded by A. Hunter. Early armorial bookplate of Edn. Bottle Wilbraham on front endpaper.

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        The Book of Martyrs. Containing an Account of the Sufferings and Death of the Protestants in the Reign of Queen Mary the First. Illustrated with Copper-Plates. Originally written by Mr. John Fox. Now carefully Revised and Corrected with a Recommendatory Preface by the Rev. Mr. Madan

      London: For H. Trapp, 1776., 1776. Folio; pp. 815, (4). Complete with 30 copper engraved plates and a copper engraved title page. Recently bound to period style in full speckled calf with blind tooled raised bands and red title label to spine, panelled boards. Occasional browning, light occasional foxing, offsetting of plates on to text. A very attractive copy.

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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. Bound in full calfskin over boards. Gilt titled morocco labels. Thick Folio (10" x 13.5"). Illustrated with 30 (of 39) full page copper plate engravings graphically depicting the implements and means of heinous torture. 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.

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        Commentarii ad Titt. Pandectarum De Acquir vel Ammitt Possess.

      1776 - Aulisio, Domenico [1649-1717]. Commentarii ad Titt. Pandectarum De Acquir. Vel Ammitt. Possess De Verbor. Obligat. De Legat. Et Fideicommiss. Naples: Expensis Josephi de Lieto, 1776. Three volumes. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, gilt-framed colored title panels to spines. Some rubbing and soiling and minor stains, corners lightly bumped, chips to head and center of spine of Volume II, minor worming to boards of Volumes I and III, a few endleaves lacking, some hinges cracked, a few cracks to text blocks. Large copperplate vignettes to title pages, that of Volume I printed in red and black. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining and worming to margins, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. A solid copy of a scarce title. * Second and final edition. Much larger than the two-volume first edition (1719-20), also quarto-sized. This is an interesting commentary on the titles of the Digest on matrimony, credit, mortgages and commercial transactions. The editor of this edition is unknown. and Aulisio was a professor of law at the University of Naples and an associate of Giambattista Vico. He was a prolific author on a variety of legal subjects. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition and 3 copies of the second in North America (Harvard Law School, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley Law School, first, Harvard Law School, University of Chicago, University of Michigan Law School, second). This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SERIES OF ANSWERS TO CERTAIN POPULAR OBJECTIONS, AGAINST SEPARATING FROM THE REBELLIOUS COLONIES, AND DISCARDING THEM ENTIRELY: BEING THE CONCLUDING TRACT OF THE DEAN OF GLOCESTER, ON THE SUBJECT OF AMERICAN AFFAIRS

      Glocester. 1776.. 108,[11]pp. Modern three quarter morocco and cloth. Some minor marginal tanning on titlepage, else a near fine copy, with the bookplate of William L. Clements. The only edition of an important Revolutionary tract in which Tucker advocates granting the colonies independence. He argues that independence would save bloodshed, improve the British economy, force the colonists to live with the expenses of governing themselves, as well as continue trade with Britain on terms favorable to Great Britain. Includes comments on the slave trade and an interesting revelation regarding Benjamin Franklin - the fact that he had initially shown no hostility to the Stamp Act, and even tried to get "his man" appointed stamp agent. HOWES T391. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76-156. SABIN 97360.

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        Die Churfürstliche Residenz Stadt Bonn im Cöllnischen Erzbissthum." Ansicht mit Blick auf Drachenfels und Siebengebirge. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Balthasar Friedrich Leizel für die Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1776. 28.5x41.3 cm. - Clemen, Bonn 100 - Schwarze, Bonn S. 19 vgl. - Dekorative Ansicht mit Fährboot und Flusskähnen im Vordergrund.

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        The Annals of Newgate; Or, Malefactors Register. Containing A particular . . . Account of the Lives, Transactions, and Trials of the most notorious Malefactors . . . for Parricide, Murder, Treason . . . Coining, Forgery, and Rapes [etc.]. Four Volumes

      London: Printed for J. Wenman, No. 144, Fleet-street [etc.], 1776. Contemporary tree calf, rubbed, rebacked, neatly gilt, a bit strained and lightly browned, but an appealing set; with thirty-seven plates, as called for The edition of 'Newgate' through which "The Newgate Calendar enters into the history of popular literature" and the edition suggested to have been "[t]he finest C18th compilation", put together by the Ordinary of Newgate, John Villette, and others

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        COMMODORE HOPKINS, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE AMERICAN FLEET [caption title]

      London. 1776.. Mezzotint engraving, 14 x 9 1/4 inches; mounted and framed to 21 x 16 1/2 inches. Trimmed to edge of image, mounted and matted. Quite clean. Very good. Engraved three-quarter length portrait of Commodore Esek Hopkins, showing him in his Continental uniform with one hand upraised and pointing forward, while he looks off to the left; several ships sail behind him, and a banner that has the Liberty Tree and "An Appeal to God" is above his outstretched hand. Esek Hopkins was the commander of the fledgling American Navy - comprised of eight merchant ships outfitted for war - during the American Revolution. After several run-ins with Congress over not following orders, and a signed petition of complaint from his officers, Hopkins was suspended in early 1777 and then summarily dismissed in January 1778. "His mediocre record of command, added to his political ineptness, made dismissal inevitable" - ANB. This print is one in a series of portraits of officers in the American Revolution, the intent of which was obviously to glorify the Americans and demonize the British. The British Museum CATALOGUE notes that several of the likenesses were imaginary, and the imprint lines may have been fictitious. BM CATALOGUE OF PRINTS 5336. ANB (online).

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        THE SEA COAST OF LANGUEDOC PROVENCE AND PART OF ITALY FROM CAPE DRAGON TO CAPE DELLE MELLE

      London: : Mount and Page,, 1776. 15-1/2" x 20-1/2"- 39.3x 52 cm. Copper engraved map. Offsetting else very good. A very good sea chart the French Mediterranean coast from Cape Dragon in the Gulf of Lyons to Cape Delle Melle (just past Monaco). With an inset view of the harbour of Toulon.

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        SEFER HA-ASCHLI RAV RABI. ??? ????? ?????

      Fiorda [d. i. Fürth], Chaim ben Tsevi Hirsh 537 [d. i. 1776].. 2°. 704 S. Mit ill. Tit. in Holzschn. HLdr. d. 19. Jhdts. Tit. (m. kl. Fehlstelle) u. mehrere Bll. am Rd. verstärkt, gegen Ende tlw. m. gering. Textverl. Vors. m. Bleist. beschrieb. Das Werk enthält mehrere Kapitel, die die jüdischen Gesetze (Halacha) aus mehreren Quellen und Epochen kommentieren und interpretieren. Die Ordnung der Texte auf jeder Seite erinnern an die Struktur des Talmuds. Oben, in der Mitte jeder Seite steht ein Text in hebräischer Schrift und um diese Kolumne herum, in Rashi Schrift, drei Kolonnen der Kommentare: ???? ????, ???? ???, ???? ?????. Der illustr. Titel zeigt Moses und Aaron, eine Menorah, die Harfe Davids, Abraham und Isaak u. a. biblische Szenen.

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        AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE THE INTEREST AND GLORY OF GREAT BRITAIN; CONTAINING ARGUMENTS, WHICH PROVE, THAT NOT ONLY IN TAXATION, BUT IN TRADE, MANUFACTURES, AND GOVERNMENT, THE COLONIES ARE ENTITLED TO AN ENTIRE INDEPENDENCY ON THE BRITISH LEGISLATURE

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Bell, 1776.. 125,[1]pp. Half title. Bound to style in three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards. Light foxing. Very good. First American edition, following a London 1774 printing, of this important work by the prominent British social reformer, John Cartwright, then just beginning his career as an advocate of causes after earlier service in the Navy. Cartwright had some American experience, both as a naval officer in Newfoundland and as brother of Major George Cartwright, author of the well-known book on Labrador published a few years before this volume. In this work Cartwright takes the extraordinary step of outright advocacy of American independence, a position he reached in advance of even the most radical members of the Continental Congress. Cartwright advocated a loose union between an independent America and Great Britain, which he held would be mutually advantageous to both countries. Cartwright's views, not surprisingly, ruined his military career and drove him into full-time political endeavors. "At a time when no Member of Parliament had sufficient decision of mind to propose the Independence of America, Major Cartwright suggested the expediency of an Union between Great Britain and her Colonies under separate Legislatures" - Sabin. The present copy is complete, including pages 121-125, which contain an "Extract from the Monthly Review," evidently added as an afterthought and absent from most copies. HOWES C206, "aa." HILDEBURN 3344. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 105c. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-17 (British ed). EVANS 14673. SABIN 11153. DNB III, p.1133.

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        THE SEAMAN'S DAILY ASSISTANT, BEING A SHORT, EASY, AND PLAIN METHOD OF KEEPING A JOURNAL AT SEA; IN WHICH ARE CONTAINED RULES, SHEWING HOW THE ALLOWANCES FOR LEEWAY, VARIATION, HEAVE OF THE SEA, SET OF CURRENTS, &c. ARE TO BE MADE

      London. 1776.. [7],160pp. Contemporary brown calf. Calf quite worn, with calf and boards beginning to separate. Crudely re-sewn at an early date, with stitching visible on backstrip. Lacks blanks. Some staining internally, but generally good. A fair copy. A later edition of a landmark in navigational publications. Haselden was a prolific writer of guides for navigators and seamen, best known for his work concerning Mercator's chart and its uses. When first published in 1722, he styled himself "Teacher of Mathematics...in the Royal Navy," and he was held in sufficient high regard to be elected to the Royal Society in 1740, but he died before he could be installed as a Fellow. The present work was not issued in his lifetime, but first appeared from mapmakers Mount & Page in 1757. They kept it regularly in print (six more editions were issued between 1761 and 1776), and it became a standard work. This copy is of particular interest for its manuscript additions. In the late 18th century it seems that sailors travelling to the West Indies brought this volume on their voyage. On the front pastedown one traveller recorded the name, navigational details, and a general topographical sketch of the islands of St. Barts, Nevis, and St. Kitts. For St. Barts he wrote, "there appears Isle of St. Bartholumy bearing Wt. dist. 6 Ls"; the descriptions of Nevis and St. Kitts are similar. The drawings, executed simply with pen-and-ink crosshatching to indicate landmasses, have an unskilled charm and illustrate how striking these mountainous islands were to European sailors in the late 18th century. A rough but solid copy of this classic guide, with an interesting seagoing provenance.

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        [Original Caribbean Drawings]: The Seaman's Daily Assistant, Being a Short, Easy, and Plain Method of Keeping a Journal at Sea; in which are contained rules, shewing how the allowances for leeway, variation, heave of the sea, set of currents, &c. are to be made

      London: Mount and Page, 1776. 160pp. Contemporary brown calf. Calf quite worn, with calf and boards beginning to separate. Crudely re-sewn at an early date, with stitching visible on backstrip. Lacks blanks. Some staining internally but generally good. A fair copy. Coastal profiles from St. Barts, Nevis and St. Kitts A later edition of a landmark in navigational publications. Haselden was a prolific writer of guides for navigators and seamen, best known for his work concerning Mercator's chart and its uses. When first published in 1722, he styled himself "Teacher of Mathematics...in the Royal Navy," and he was held in sufficient high regard to be elected to the Royal Society in 1740, but he died before he could be installed as a Fellow. The present work was not issued in his lifetime, but first appeared from the mapmakers, Mount & Page, in 1757. They kept it regularly in print (six more editions were issued between 1761 and 1776), and it became a standard work. This copy is of particular interest for its manuscript additions. In the late eighteenth century, it seems that sailors travelling to the West Indies brought this volume on their voyage. On the front pastedown, one traveller recorded the name, navigational details, and a general topographical sketch of the islands of St. Barts, Nevis, and St. Kitts. For St. Barts, he wrote: "there appears Isle of St. Bartholumy (sic) bearing Wt. dist. 6 Ls;" the descriptions of Nevis and St. Kitts are similar. The drawings, executed simply with pen- and-ink crosshatching to indicate landmasses, have an unskilled charm and illustrate how striking these mountainous islands were to European sailors in the late eighteenth century. A rough but solid copy of this classic guide, with an interesting seagoing provenance

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        Traites sur les Coutumes Anglo-Normandes, Publies en Angleterre

      1776. Houard, David [1725-1802]. Traites sur les Coutumes Anglo-Normandes, Publies en Angleterre, Depuis le Onzieme, Jusqu'au Quatorzieme Siecle: Ouvrage qui Supplee aux Monuments de l'Histoire & de la Legislation Francoise, Qui nous Manquoient Depuis la Cessation des Capitulaires, Jusqu'aux Premieres Ordonnances de nos Rois de la Troisieme Race. Rouen: Le Boucher le Jeune/ Paris: Durand Neveu, 1776. Four volumes. Complete set. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines with raised bands and lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, edges rouged, ribbon markers. Light to moderate rubbing to extremities, minor scuffing to boards, front joint of Volume III partially cracked, chips and wear to fore-edges, joints of Volume IV starting at ends, nineteenth-century armorial bookplates (of John Beames) to front pastedowns. Attractive woodcut head-pieces and title-page devices. Light toning, negligible foxing in places, internally clean. Ex-library. Old paper location labels to spines, card pockets to rear pastedowns. A solid copy of a scarce set. * Only edition. The scope of this massive comparative study is evident in a listing of its contents, which includes original scholarship and editions of primary texts: Preface, Dissertation Preliminaire sur les Variations de la Legislation Francoise et Angloise, Depuis l'entree des Saxons dans les Gaules Jusqu'au Onzieme siecle, Extraits du Domesday, Loix d'Henry I, Traites sur les Coutumes Angloises, par Glanville, Leges Malcomi Mackenneth, Ejus Nominis Secundi, Regiam Majestatem, Quoniam Attachiamenta, Leges & Consuetudines Burgorum, Curia Quatuor Burgorum, Statuta Gildoe, Assisa Regis David, Iter Camerarii, Brevis, & Succincta Forma Itineris, Statuta Wilhelmi Regis, Leges Forestarum, Statuta Alexandri Secundi, Prima Statuta Roberti Primi, Statuta Secunda Roberti Primi, Assisa & Statuta Davidis Secundi, Statuta Roberti Secundi, Acta Parliamenti Roberti Tertii, Fleta, Liber I-VI, Traite de Britton, Somme de Hornes ou Myrror de Justices. Houard was a respected scholar of the customary law of Normandy who investigated links between Norman early English law. In addition to several studies of Norman coutumes, Hourd's works include Anciennes Loix des Francois, Conservees Dans

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        Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt

      London: James Phillips. Very Good. 1776. First Edition. Hardcover. A smart First Edition in Very Good condition with bumped upper corners, scattered soiling, foxing, and closed tears to second and third leaves. Bookplate of the New Hampshire Historical Society. Advertisements. Bound in modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine; An account of Reckitt's experiences in America (PA, RI, NY, MD, etc.) and his experiences on the way to Barbados and St. Christopher Island where he was captured by a French privateer; Ex-Libris .

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