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        British Zoology. Four Volume Set

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

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

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

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

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

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        Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Defending New York in 1776 - Entrenching Tools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Elogio del Principe Raimondo Montecuccoli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Port Campbell

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

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        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&#39;s sufferings during King Philip&#39;s War and Queen Anne&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s music history was considered to be superior to Burney&#39;s music history. Particularly, Burney&#39;s discourse on Handel and Bach was viewed as being inadequate. Armorial bookplate of &#39;Beaufort&#39; to the recto of the front free-endpaper of volume IV. With ink inscriptions to the endpapers, stating, &#39;The Gift of the Rev&#39;d John Price B. D. , Keeper of the Bodlein Library, Oxford, to the Duchess of Beaufort, January 1777. &#39;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&#146;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. &#147;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.&#148; Bury&#39;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 &#145;classics&#146; 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&#39; "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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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