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        Taylor & Skinner's Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain, or Scotland

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Folded. Cover marked and faded with edgewear. Second half of rear cover missing. Some edgewear and foxing throughout. Final page (Plate 61) damaged with tears and creases and some loss First Edition Brown limp eather cover 230mm x 510mm (9" x 20"). 64pp. 61 maps on 31 leaves. 9" x 21".

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        A Further Examination of our Present American Measures and of the Reasons and the Principles on which they are Founded.

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

      [Bookseller: Henry F. Hain III]
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        Series of Manuscript Naval Orders issued by the French naval Minister of War Antoine de Sartine, during the earliest days leading up to and the commencement of French Naval participation in the American Revolution, 1776-1778

      - folio, 99 orders, 137 pages, in very good, clean and legible condition. Splendid series of naval orders issued by the French Naval Minister of War Antoine de Sartine (1729-1801) in the period leading up to and during the commencement of French Naval participation in the American Revolution. These were official copies sent to ¿intendants de marine¿ ¿ in this instance J. Mistral at Le Havre. They bear his original signature as well as a secretarial signature of Sartine. The sole originals would of course have been retained by the ministry at Fontainebleau. Sartine had previously been Lieutenant General of the Police of Paris and was known for his organizational skills. His organizational skills are clearly evident in these orders. As such he was particularly well equipped to place the Navy on a sound footing for war. Notably, he removed authority from bureaucrats and functionaries and placed it in the hands of competent naval officers. The orders cover a wide variety of issues including the mundane day to day aspects of operating a navy. Many of the orders appear to concern solely English ships and prisoners many thousands of Loyalists served as officers and crew on English ships during the Revolution. These materials flesh out both Sartine¿s role and that of Naval offices in general. Sample quotes and abstracts of documents in this collection can be emailed upon request.

      [Bookseller: Michael Brown]
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        "Ad C.W. Bampfylde, Arm: Epistola poetica familiaris ... An election ball."

      Bath: impensis auctoris excudebat S. Hazard. 1776. "First of at least 6 editions published over a two-year interval, 4to, pp. 42; copper-engraved vignette title-p. and 5 copper-engravings in the text by Bampfylde, 2 of those in the text with contemporary manuscript attributions; full contemporary paneled calf by C. Hering, London; gilt spine, triple gilt rules on covers; some restoration to spine, joints repaired; good sound copy. & & With a one page autograph letter signed by Anstey laid in, approx. 18 lines and 175 words, apparently to a bookseller requesting a set of Cornyn's Digest in 5 volumes folio, and six volumes of State Tryals which are to be well packed and shiped to India.& & Anstey (1724-1805) was an English poet residing for much of his life in Bath, where he wrote The New Bath Guide, the famous series of letters in rhyme which was instantly a success, and which provided Smollett ""something of the scheme of Humphrey Clincker"" (DNB). An Election Ball is a poem in Latin in the vein of The New Bath Guide, and the main character in the illustrations bears a striking resemblance to Dr. Johnson."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        ARTE NUEVA DE ESCRIBIR INVENTADA POR EL MAESTRO PEDRO DÍAZ MORANTE. Ilustrada con muestras originales y varios discursos conducentes al verdadero magisterio de primeras letras. Gravó las muestras Francisco Assensio y Mejorada

      A. de Sancha, Madrid 1776 - Folio, frontis grabado, 136 p., 39 láminas con muestras de letras y caligrafía. Plena piel de época, doble tejuelo, nervios, hilos y florones dorados. Buen ejemplar. Estimada obra impresa de orden de la Real Sociedad Bascongada, que se inicia con una interesante digresión histórica sobre el arte de escribir en España desde los tiempos de Alfonso el Sabio, para incidir de lleno en el tema del nuevo método de escribir inventado por Díaz Morante a principios del s. XVII, basado en el buen modo de tomar la pluma, con el brazo sobre la mesa y sin levantar la mano del papel, lo que redunda en una mayor rapidez y gallardía en el trazo. Siguen 39 láminas escritas por Palomares y grabadas por Assensio, con modelos de letras y escrituras, y, al final, dibujo sobre la correcta manera de tomar la pluma con la mano. (Palau, 2100612. Escritura. Paleografía. Writing. Palaeography.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Taylor & Skinner's Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain, or Scotland

      London Taylor & Skinner 1776. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Folded. Cover marked and faded with edgewear. Second half of rear cover missing. Some edgewear and foxing throughout. Final page (Plate 61) damaged with tears and creases and some loss First Edition Brown limp eather cover 230mm x 510mm (9" x 20"). 64pp. 61 maps on 31 leaves. 9" x 21".

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        A PLAN OF AMELIA HARBOUR AND BARR IN EAST FLORIDA. Survey'd in Jany. 1775. By Jacob Blamey, Master of His Majesty's Schooner St. John

      London: Sayer & Bennett, 1776.. Single sheet, 29 x 22 inches. Some light toning and offsetting. Very good. A highly important chart of the entrance into the St. Mary's River, showing the soundings, shoals and navigational details, as well as Tiger Island, Marteirs Islands, part of Amelia and Cumberland Islands, and the ruins of Fort William, which was built by James Oglethorpe. It shows settlements and named plantations, including that of the Countess Dowager of Egmont, with the slave quarters labeled in the map key. The map also includes a key to the rivers, buildings, etc., indicated on the map, and sailing directions into the harbor. This chart was originally published in the second part of THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT. In 1776, shortly after news of American Independence reached Great Britain, publishers Sayer and Bennett issued a second part to their previously published THE NORTH- AMERICAN PILOT, to encompass the coastline of the American colonies. The maps issued here include famed cartographic productions by John Gascoigne, Joshua Fisher, Anthony Smith, and others. Many maps include additions reflecting the early battles of the war (such as the plan of Charlestown, showing the attack on Fort Sullivan). This second part of THE NORTH- AMERICAN PILOT was first published in 1776 and subsequently reissued with additional maps in 1777. SELLERS & VAN EE 1632.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Carte di Grand-Duché de Toscane par le Sr. Robert Géographe du Roy

      Venise, P. Santini, 1776Carta intelata incisa in rame, suddivisa in 20 riquadri, mm. 500x580. Bel cartiglio contenente il titolo. Confini lievemente acquerellati d'epoca.

      [Bookseller: Taberna Libraria]
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        Opera Medica collegit et auxit J.E. Wichmann.

      Hannover, Fratrum Helwingiorum, 1775-1776. - 3 parties en 1 volume in-4. 4ff. XVII. 830pp. Plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque). Première Edition Collective des oeuvres du grand médecin allemand P.G. Werlhof (1699-1767). Chaque ouvrage est précédé d'un titre particulier. On trouve notamment dans ce volume le texte par lequel Werlhof est passé à la postérité: sa description de la "Purpura Haémorrhagica".(cf. Garrisson-Morton, 3052: "Werlhof gave a classic description of purpura haemorrhagica ("Werlhof's disease"). Portrait de Werlhof en frontispice. Quelques défauts à la reliure, coins émoussés. Garrison-Morton, 75. Bayle et Tillaye, II, 534-535. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Letters from Italy. Describing the manners, customs, antiquities, painting of thatcountry in the years 1770 and 1771.

      Dilly 1776 - Londres, Dilly, 1776. 3 vol. in 8 de VIII-4 n. ch.-468pp, 416pp., 351pp.-31 n. ch., reliures en plein veau fauve de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs à la janséniste, titre doré très légèrement assombri, rousseurs éparses, intérieur frais, bon et bel exemplaire. Ouvrage très riche par le contenu. Détaillées et très précises descriptions de Turin, Gênes, Plaisance, Parme, Modène, Bologne, Florence, Naples, Venise, Padoue. Selon F. Olschki, ces descriptions de l'auteur féminin échappent aux voyageurs intellectuels, principalement masculins. Remarquables observations des us et coutumes, costumes, habits, parures, repas, cuisine et gastronomie, rencontres de personnages. Anna Miller (1741-1781), anima avec son mari un salon littéraire, aussi bien dans son pays d'origine que lors de ses nombreux voyages. En 1776, elle publia en trois volumes ses lettres contenant ses récits de voyages en France et en Italie. Elle publia également un recueil de poésies entre 1776 et 1778. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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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.

      Pendleton's Lithography, Boston - 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's Lithography (1825-1836) was a lithographic print studio in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts, known for their complicated, intricate imagery. Lithograph. Image measures 20 1/2 x 29 1/2".

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        A PLAN OF AMELIA HARBOUR AND BARR IN EAST FLORIDA. Survey'd in Jany. 1775. By Jacob Blamey, Master of His Majesty's Schooner St. John.

      London: Sayer & Bennett, 1776. - Single sheet, 29 x 22 inches. Some light toning and offsetting. Very good. A highly important chart of the entrance into the St. Mary's River, showing the soundings, shoals and navigational details, as well as Tiger Island, Marteirs Islands, part of Amelia and Cumberland Islands, and the ruins of Fort William, which was built by James Oglethorpe. It shows settlements and named plantations, including that of the Countess Dowager of Egmont, with the slave quarters labeled in the map key. The map also includes a key to the rivers, buildings, etc., indicated on the map, and sailing directions into the harbor. This chart was originally published in the second part of THE NORTH-AMERICAN PILOT. In 1776, shortly after news of American Independence reached Great Britain, publishers Sayer and Bennett issued a second part to their previously published THE NORTH- AMERICAN PILOT, to encompass the coastline of the American colonies. The maps issued here include famed cartographic productions by John Gascoigne, Joshua Fisher, Anthony Smith, and others. Many maps include additions reflecting the early battles of the war (such as the plan of Charlestown, showing the attack on Fort Sullivan). This second part of THE NORTH- AMERICAN PILOT was first published in 1776 and subsequently reissued with additional maps in 1777. SELLERS & VAN EE 1632.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Taylor & Skinner's Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain, or Scotland

      London: Taylor & Skinner. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Folded. Cover marked and faded with edgewear. Second half of rear cover missing. Some edgewear and foxing throughout. Final page (Plate 61) damaged with tears and creases and some loss. 1776. First Edition. Brown limp eather cover. 230mm x 510mm (9" x 20"). 64pp. 61 maps on 31 leaves. 9" x 21". .

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        Curia Filipica. Primero y Segundo Tomo. El Primero dividido en cinco partes, donde se trata breve y compendiosamente de los Juicios Civiles y criminales,eclesiasticos y seculares,con lo que sobre ello esta dispuesto por Derecho,y resoluciones de

      Pedro Marín, Madrid 1776 - pergamino bien conservado portada a dos tintas, texto a dos columnas, Palau 114546. Doctores,util para los Profesores de ambos Derechos,y Fueros,Jueces,Abogados,Escribanos,Procuradores y otras personas.El Segundo Tomo distribuido en tres libros, donde se trata de la Mercancia y Contratacion de tierra y mar,util y provechoso para . 598 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        TOPOGRAFIA UNIVERSALE DELLA CITTA' DI NAPOLI IN CAMPAGNA FELICE.

      NELLA STAMPERIA RAIMONDIANA, 1776 In 8vo; pp. XXXV, 5 n.nn., 372. Due grandi tavole spieghevoli incise in rame: Mappa topografica della Città di Napoli e Veduta scenografica a ponente della Città di Napoli. Fioriture, fori da tarlo al margine bianco di poche pagine in fine. Pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. 4 immagini allegate.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Casella]
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        VOYAGE EN ARABIE & en d'autres Pays circonvoisins

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

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        Guerra de Granada que hizo D. Felipe II. Contra los Moriscos de aquel reino, sus rebeldes

      Benito Montfort, Valencia 1776 - Nueva impresión completa de lo que faltava en las anteriores, i escrivió el Autor, i añadida con su vida i lo que se avia suplido por el conde de Portalegre. LVI-335 p. Portrait gravé par Marinano Brandi. reluire cuir maroquin fauve, pièce de titre, rosaces à l'or. Un léger manque au 3e caisson, un léger travail de ver au 1er caisson. Traces d'humidité sur les pages 329-335, sinon bel exemplaire de cette belle édition, recherchée, publiée par D. Gregorio Mayans y Siscar, qui y ajouta une vie de Hurtado de Mendoza et completa le texte grâce aux Fragmentos publiés par Iriarte. (Palau 117246 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres de Sancho]
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        Samlinger til de Danske Øers Laalands og Falsters Historie.

      2 bd. Kbhvn.: Nicolaus Møller & N. Christensen 1776-94. [12] + 712 + [20]; [8] + 328 + [10] s. Indbundet i 2 senere conforme halvlæderbind. Bind 2 på skrivepapir. Sidste blad i register i bind 2 mangler

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        LE FABBRICHE E I DISEGNI DI ANDREA PALLADIO RACCOLTI ED ILLUSTRATI DA OTTAVIO BERTOTTI SCAMOZZI. Opera divisa in quattro tomi, con tavole in rame rappresentanti le piante, i prospetti, e gli spaccati. Con la traduzione francese. Unito: LE TERME DEI ROMANI.

      per Francesco Modena 1776-1785 In folio (mm. 483x341), 5 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang., dorso a cordoni (restaur.) con decoraz. e tit. oro su due tasselli, tagli rossi. L?opera è composta da: - "Le fabbriche e i disegni", 4 voll., testo in italiano e francese, con complessive 209 tavv., disegnate ed inc. in rame da Davide Rossi, Gaetano Testolini e Gaetano Vichi, così suddivise: vol. I (1776), 1 c.b., bella antiporta incisa da Ravenet su disegno di Davide Rossi (busto del Palladio entro pregevole cornice), pp. 84;86; con 52 tavv. di cui 11 a doppia pag. + 1 tav. non numer. fra le pp. 24-25. vol. II (1778), pp. 59;59; con 51 tavv. di cui 8 a doppia pag. vol. III (1781), pp. 54; 1 c.b., 55; con 52 tavv. (in 50 fogli), di cui 7 a doppia pag. vol. IV (1783), pp. 72;70; 1 c.b., con 54 tavv. di cui 8 a doppia pag. "Prima edizione". - "Le terme dei Romani disegnate da Andrea Palladio" e ripubblicate con la giunta di alcune osservazioni da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi, giusta l?esemplare del Lord Co. di Burlingthon impresso in Londra l?anno 1732. Vicenza, 1785. Con la traduzione francese, pp. 32;35; illlustr. da: una antiporta (è una copia di Gaetano Testolini del frontesp. architettonico con il busto del Palladio che figurava sull?ediz. di Lord Burlington del 1730), due belliss. testate alle armi alla dedica a Girolamo Ascanio Giustiniani e 25 tavv. di cui 17 a doppia pag. "Prima edizione". Lo studio di Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi è di fondamentale importanza nella storia della fortuna critica di Palladio. Alla pubblicazione dei disegni e delle opere di quest?architetto, Bertotti Scamozzi dedicò tutta la vita, fornendo nelle sue edizioni l?acutezza delle osservazioni critiche allo studio diretto sugli edifici e sui testi autografi palladiani. Il suo scopo fu quello di fornire un imponente apparato critico che valorizzasse gli apporti e le soluzioni architettoniche dell?opera di Palladio, tanto che progettò addirittura un?edizione trilingue (italiano, inglese e francese) dell?opera, per darle una risonanza europea. Il legame con Vincenzo Scamozzi (da cui ereditò patrimonio e nome) e con Palladio stesso è riscontrabile nelle opere architettoniche da lui edificate e riconosciute certamente sue dalla storiografia moderna. L?opera, completa del V volume dedicato alle terme romane, è piuttosto rara; infatti quest?ultimo tomo fu pubblicato in forma separata e difficilmente si trova unito ai primi quattro. Le numerose edizioni di quest?opera testimoniano del profondo interesse per Palladio nel periodo neoclassico. Cfr. Fowler,231 e 234 - Berlin Catalog,2722 e 1877 - Cicognara,598 e 599. Bello e fresco esemplare. P.a.r. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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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

      Printed by J. Eddowes, Shrewsbury 1776 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Frankfurt. Handkolorierte Radierung von J. J. Koller.,

      Zürich, o.V., o. J. (1776). - Thieme/Becker XXI, 239 (erwähnt dieses Blatt) ; Sammlung Stiebel I, 22 (mit Abbildung). Es handelt sich hier um das Titelblatt u. zugleich Blatt I (von 6) der sehr seltenen Ansichtsfolge. Das Blatt zeigt einen Blick auf die Stadt vom Mainufer aus, mit Booten und figürlicher Staffage im Vordergrund, eingefaßt von architekton., floraler und ornamentaler Bordüre mit Wappen in der Mitte und Widmung an den Senat der Stadt oberhalb. Zustand: Gereiningt und neu aufgeleimt, vereinzelt noch minimale Stockflecken. Guter bis sehr guter Zustand. Sehr selten ! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Ansicht ca. 10 x 34 cm, Gesamtdarstellung ca. 27,5 x 46,5 cm, Blattgröße 33,5 x 53 cm.

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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".

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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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