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        Catalogue des Livres de feu M. Lemarié, Ecuyer, ancien Conseiller au Châtelet; Disposé & mis en ordre par Guillaume De Bure…

      iii (i.e. viii), 191 pp. 8vo, cont. polished calf, triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Paris: G. De Bure, 1776. An important library of classical literature; "la Bibliothèque dont je publie le Catalogue, est une des plus complettes en Littérature Grecque & Latine, qui ait été mise en vente jusqu'à présent."-from De Bure's "Avertissement." De Bure goes on to state that it was he who was entirely in charge of forming Lemarié's library. 1903 lots. With a valuable index of authors. Fine copy, attractively bound, and printed on large paper. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 247. Peignot, p. 109-"Très belle bibliothèque.".

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        A DISCOURSE UPON SOME LATE IMPROVEMENTS OF THE MEANS FOR PRESERVING THE HEALTH OF MARINERS. DELIVERED AT THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY...

      London: Printed for the Royal Society, 1776. [4],44pp. Woodcut title device and headpiece. Half title. Small quarto. Modern half green morocco and cloth. A very good, clean copy. Extremely rare. One of the most significant of all the printed works relating to Cook's voyages and their importance. This is the first appearance in print of Cook's epoch-making account of the successful measures taken against scurvy on his first two voyages. There were several later versions and translations, but the original edition of this milestone publication has long been acknowledged as a major rarity. The paper on scurvy was read to the Royal Society by its president, Sir John Pringle (in the absence of Cook himself, then just beginning his final voyage), as recipient of the Copley medal award for that year, and was immediately published in this form. Pringle's long presentation address, quoting directly from Cook and other sources, is followed by Cook's paper and an extract from a letter by Cook to Pringle written from Plymouth Sound in July 1776. The paper subsequently appeared in the official account of the second voyage and in the PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS of the Royal Society. In 1783 a series of six of Pringle's discourses at the annual presentations of the Copley medal was published in one volume. "In Pringle's discourse on preserving the health of mariners he includes the first printing of Captain Cook's important paper entitled: 'The Method taken for preserving the Health of the Crew of His Majesty's Ship the Resolution during her late Voyage round the World.' In this paper, which Cook communicated to Pringle, President of the Royal Society, Cook describes the supplies carried on the voyage and his maintenance of the cleanliness of his ship and crew. It was included by Pringle in his discourse commemorating Cook's receipt of the Copley medal" - Norman sale. The winning of the battle against scurvy was one of the most important achievements in the general field of exploration. It made possible the major voyages that followed. As Robert Hughes has so aptly put it in THE FATAL SHORE, "malt juice and pickled cabbage put Europeans in Australia as microchip circuitry would put Americans on the moon." Very rare. The NUC locates only four copies in American libraries, at Harvard, John Carter Brown, National Library of Medicine, and Naval Observatory Library. STREETER SALE 2410. NORMAN SALE 378. GARRISON-MORTON 2156,3714. BEDDIE 1290. HOLMES 20. KROEPELIEN 1065.

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        Histoire des progrès de l'esprit humain dans les sciences et dans les arts qui en dépendent.Sciences Exactes

      1776 - XV, (1), 533, (3)pp. (mal Paris, Lacombe, 2° éd, 1776, in-8, XV, (1), 533, (3)pp. (mal chiffré: la pagination revient de 545 à 146; saute de 150 à 531), veau marbré, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées (rel. d'ép.), Frontispice allégorique gravé par Massard d'après de Seve. Seconde édition du premier volume seul et indépendant, d'un ouvrage composé de quatre volumes consacrés chacun à un sujet différent : le premier aux sciences exactes (1766), le second à l'espace,aux quatre éléments, à la lumière et aux couleurs, la verrerie et la teinture (1775), le troisième aux sciences intellectuelles (1777) et le quatrième à l'histoire naturelle (1778). Ce premier volume traite de l'arithmétique, l'algèbre, la géométrie, l'astronomie, la gnomonique, la chronologie, la navigation, l'optique, la mécanique, l'hydraulique, l'acoustique et la musique, la géographie, l'architecture civile, l'architecture militaire, l'architecture navale. Il est suivi de notices biographiques des plus célèbres auteurs dans ces sciences. Ex-libris armorié. Bel exemplaire avec manque sur la coiffe inférieure, petites épidermures sur les plats [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of Puzzoli (Tav XXIV).

      Napoli 1776 - Incisione in rame di mm 210x395, dipinta a mano d'epoca. Bella e suggestiva veduta della campagna e del golfo di Pozzuoli, tratta da "Campi Phlegraei", opera che costituisce un caso unico nella storia del libro illustrato settecentesco, in quanto riunisce un testo di grande interesse scientifico a una serie di 54 tavole di grande valore artistico disegnate dal vero, eseguite all'acquaforte su lastra di rame e dipinte all'acquerello dal grande vedutista Pietro Fabris (attivo tra 1763 e 1779). Il trattato, fu pubblicato nel 1776 con testo francese e inglese e fu indirizzato alla Royal Society di Londra. L'autore, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), fu a Napoli tra il 1764 e il 1800 come ambasciatore d'Inghilterra; durante tale permanenza potÈ raccogliere molto materiale relativo alla vulcanologia, in particolar modo riguardante il Vesuvio e i Campi Flegrei, ma anche riguardanti l'Etna e altre localit? siciliane. Di Fabris invece non si sa molto, ma, di certo, con le tavole dei Campi Phlegarei si pose a modello per le vedute al guazzo di tutti i maestri napoletani successivi, da Alessandro D'Anna a Saverio Della Gatta. Le incisioni acquerellate del Fabris, in accordo con il gusto dell'epoca per l'alternanza di idillico e sublime, presentano scenari ameni e terribili eruzioni vulcaniche, ma anche campioni di minerali prelevati nelle varie localit? descritte da Hamilton, i quali vengono illustrati in maniera assolutamente realistica, pur mantendo sempre un alta qualit? artistica. Ottimo esemplare.Gouaches napoletaneÖ, cat. Della mostra, Napoli 1985, pagg. 224-225; G. Pane - V. Valerio, La citt? di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografiaÖ, cat. Della mostra, Napoli, 1988, pp. 309-311. vedutistica.

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        Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Province of Pennsylvania, Beginning the Fourteenth Day of October, 1767. Volume The Sixth

      Henry Miller (Printer), Philadelphia 1776 - Brown leather/boards. 5 raised bands; gilt lettering. 766 pp. with no illus. A bit overweight at 8 pounds, and will require extra postage. Volume XI, beginning the 14th of October, 1767 and running through Sept. 26, 1776. "The printing of this sixth volume of a collection of the Votes and proceedings of the House of Representatives of the province of Pennsylvania, ending with the government under the Crown of Great Britain, was finished by Henry Miller, Philadelphia : Printed and sold by Henry Miller, in Race-Street, MDCCLXXVI." Proceedings during the governorships of John Penn, Richard Penn, and (again), John Penn. John Penn was the last governor of colonial Pennsylvania, serving in that office from 1763 to 1771 and from 1773 to 1776. John and Richard both were grandsons of William Penn. Front cover detached but present. Back cover/spine leather wearing/rubbed. Pencil inscription in two places: "Presented to the National Museum by Peter B. Long." Very occasional marginalia (on about 5 pages) in the sections from 1774-5. Light foxing to some page edges. Nothing offensive. An occasional page corner turned over. Some sort of oil or water stain to part of very lower margin area of first few pages, and age darkening to same. Text block, in general, tight, mostly clean, and very readable. Would be a lovely copy to have repaired. Original Edition (not a reprint or e-book). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geometrie Und Trigonometrie : In Zween Theilen ; Der Erste Entha?lt Die Vornehmsten Grundsa?tze Dieser Wissenschaften: Der Andere Lehret Den Inhalt Der Regula?ren Und Irregula?ren Fla?chen, Die Oberfla?chen Der Ko?rper, Den Ko?rperlichen Inhalt Derselben Bestimmen: Alle Gattungen Der Felder Mit Dem Meßtische, Mit Der Boussole, Mit Der In Grade Eingetheilten, Oder Auch Mit Der Uneingetheilten Winkelscheibe Ausmessen, Zu Papier Bringen, Und Ihren Inhalt Berechnen: Die Felder Nach Belieben Abtheilen, Die Ho?hen Messen Etc. Und Endlich Diese Aufgaben Auch Trigonometrisch Auflo?sen

      Dillengen: Johann Leonhard Bronner (Brunner), 1776. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 16 Multifold Plates. Xi, 422 Pp. + 16 Multifold Engraved Plates At End. Original Full Calf, Intricately Embossed With Original Designs In Black, And In Blind, With Lighter Coloring And Shiny Coloring To Large 8-Pointed Stars In Center Of Both Covers (Back Cover With Traces Of White In Same Area, So May Be Perished White Color; There Is A Similar Star In Gilt On The Spine Of Another Book From This Library); Original Marbled Endpapers; All Edges Of Page Block Gilt. Ribbon Bookmark Bound In. Well Preserved, Some Wear, Binding Design Intact, Small Crack To Top Of Front Joint, Fraying At Tips And Along Parts Of Foredges Of Boards.

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        Voyage en Arabie & en d'autres pays circonvoisins.

      Amsterdam S.J. Baalde -1780 1776 - First edition. 2 volumes, 4to, 2 engraved titles, 124 engraved plates (many folding), folding map of Yemen, old stamps to titles, contemporary half calf, corners worn, a very good set. The famous account of the Royal Danish Expedition (1761-1767) to the Middle East, Egypt, Persia and India, the first scientific expedition to this area. Of the five scientists Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) was the sole survivor and his work represents an important contribution to the study of the Middle East. The expedition journeyed through Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Persia and Asia Minor. His companions having fallen out, Niebuhr continued the journey by himself and came back with rich material. This work contains his observations and an account of his experiences. Those in Nineveh and also the Yemen and Hadramaut were particularly important. The work is accompanied by an attractive set of plates which show coins, costume, military practices, etc. as well as containing a large map of the Yemen. Cox I, 237. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Catalogue des Livres de feu M. Lemarié, Ecuyer, ancien Conseiller au Châtelet; Disposé & mis en ordre par Guillaume De Bure…

      iii (i.e. viii), 191 pp. 8vo, cont. polished calf, triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Paris: G. De Bure, 1776.An important library of classical literature; "la Bibliothèque dont je publie le Catalogue, est une des plus complettes en Littérature Grecque & Latine, qui ait été mise en vente jusqu'à présent."-from De Bure's "Avertissement." De Bure goes on to state that it was he who was entirely in charge of forming Lemarié's library.1903 lots. With a valuable index of authors.Fine copy, attractively bound, and printed on large paper.❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 247. Peignot, p. 109-"Très belle bibliothèque.".

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        Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt.

      London, James Phillips, 1776. Small 8vo. Contemporary sheep, spine with raised bands; pp. 204; rebacked, retaining the original spine, new morocco lettering-piece, light wear to extremities, apart from light spotting to title a rather clean and fresh copy. First edition. William Reckitt (1706-1769), member of a Quaker family based in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire 'was apprenticed by a Friend for a while and then set up as a weaver in the Wainfleet district and married Ellen Maw in 1731. They went on to have nine children though several of them did not survive childhood. In 1744 William Reckitt began a travelling ministry and in 1756 he embarked on a long journey across France and out to visit Friends in America and the West Indies before returning in 1760. From his experiences he wrote Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt and editions of this contain printed copies of his letters home. The text contains detailed descriptions of the American colonies and is interesting for its anti-slavery content. In the West Indies he saw such cruelty that "it raised such a just indignation in my heart, that I used great freedom of speech sometimes in conversation. Any contrition he encountered he took as a sign that `the Lord is rising ... in judgement in the hearts of those negro keepers, shewing them the practice is evil" (Reckitt, William Reckitt, pp.9-49; Reckitt, Some account of the Life...of William Reckitt, pp. 176-7). William Reckitt made a second trip in 1764 during which his wife died. He returned to Lincolnshire and died himself in 1769' (Records of Isaac Reckitt kept at Hull University, online). ESTC T49229.

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        View of Puzzoli (Tav XXIV).

      Incisione in rame di mm 210x395, dipinta a mano d'epoca. Bella e suggestiva veduta della campagna e del golfo di Pozzuoli, tratta da "Campi Phlegraei", opera che costituisce un caso unico nella storia del libro illustrato settecentesco, in quanto riunisce un testo di grande interesse scientifico a una serie di 54 tavole di grande valore artistico disegnate dal vero, eseguite all'acquaforte su lastra di rame e dipinte all'acquerello dal grande vedutista Pietro Fabris (attivo tra 1763 e 1779). Il trattato, fu pubblicato nel 1776 con testo francese e inglese e fu indirizzato alla Royal Society di Londra. L'autore, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), fu a Napoli tra il 1764 e il 1800 come ambasciatore d'Inghilterra; durante tale permanenza poté raccogliere molto materiale relativo alla vulcanologia, in particolar modo riguardante il Vesuvio e i Campi Flegrei, ma anche riguardanti l'Etna e altre località siciliane. Di Fabris invece non si sa molto, ma, di certo, con le tavole dei Campi Phlegarei si pose a modello per le vedute al guazzo di tutti i maestri napoletani successivi, da Alessandro D'Anna a Saverio Della Gatta. Le incisioni acquerellate del Fabris, in accordo con il gusto dell'epoca per l'alternanza di idillico e sublime, presentano scenari ameni e terribili eruzioni vulcaniche, ma anche campioni di minerali prelevati nelle varie località descritte da Hamilton, i quali vengono illustrati in maniera assolutamente realistica, pur mantendo sempre un alta qualità artistica. Ottimo esemplare.Gouaches napoletane..., cat. Della mostra, Napoli 1985, pagg. 224-225; G. Pane - V. Valerio, La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia..., cat. Della mostra, Napoli, 1988, pp. 309-311.

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        Saggio dell'architettura civile ovvero regole pratiche per qualunque pubblico, e privato edificio a giovamento degli studiosi architetti, de' capi maestri e de' padroni di fabbriche. Seconda edizione emendata, e notabilmente accresciuta di molte regole pratiche per la fermezza, comodità e Simmetria si in disegno che in opera di tutta sorta di edificj, con altre avvertenze, e precetti su i cinque ordini d'architettura da Laudromo Sitonio

      Appresso Gio. Batista Bianchi regio Stampatore, 1776. in 8°, 19 cm, rilegatura coeva in pelle, titolo su tassello in oro al dorso che è diviso da 5 nervi, piatti marmorizzati, tagli colorati, p. XVI, 112, ex libris privato all'ultimo risguardo

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

      London, Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776. Large 4to, 2 volumes. Contemporary full calf, spines with five raised bands, richly ornamented in gilt and each volume with two contrasting lettering-pieces, boards with single gilt fillets, inner dentelles gilt, yellow edges, marbled endpapers; pp. [xii], 510, [2, blank]; [iv], 587, [1, advertisements], a few tables in the text; extremities expertly restored by Bernard Middleton, a few areas a little worn; very few leaves with light spotting, a few old and new restorations to paperflaws, p. 460 in volume I with loss of one letter due to small paper flaw; overall clean and crisp.First edition of Adam Smith's seminal main work, 'the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought' (PMM 221), and the Bible of economic liberalism, a book so novel and unorthodox that it took almost one hundred years for its theories to be accepted and understood worldwide. - A very good and large copy (paper size 285 by 226 mm) in a stylish and strictly contemporary binding. As sometimes the case pages 563 to 566 in volume two are bound inbetween 554 and 555. This copy has the usual cancels (vol. I: M3, U3, 2Z3, 3A4, 3O4; vol. II: D1 and 3Z4). Q1 in vol. I, however, is the original, uncancelled leaf. ESTC T96668, Grolier, English 100, Kress 7261, Rothschild 1897, Goldsmiths' 11392, Sabin 82303.

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        Waarnemingen omtrent het langdurig verblijf boven den gewonen dragttijd van gestorvene jongen bij de moeder-dieren. Amsterdam, C.G. Sulpke, 1831. Large 4to (28 x 22.5 cm). With 6 engraved anatomical plates (4 folding, 2 coloured and 2 partly coloured). Also published in the proceedings of the Instituut van Wetenschappen. Contemporary stiff grey-paper wrappers.

      KVK & WorldCat (3 separately listed copies apparently taken from the proceedings); not in BMC NH; Cole Library; Landwehr, Cooured Plates; Nissen, ZBI. Rare separate issue of Numan's study of pregnant horses, sheep and especially cows that fail to give birth after the normal gestation period, either as a result of or causing the death of the fetus. He also discusses the dangers to the mother. The illustrations show calf and lamb fetuses taken from slaughtered animals or naturally aborted, as well as the uterus and kidneys of a sheep with a long dead lamb fetus. The illustrations are very finely engraved, most with a note indicating the scale, by Daniel Veelwaard, probably the elder (1776-1851), and the whole luxuriously produced on excellent paper (the plates on wove paper by Jan Kool & Co.) with generous margins. The present essay appeared both in the Nieuwe Verhandelingen der eerste klasse van het Koninklijk-Nederlandse Instituut van Wetenschappen , vol. 3 (1831), pp. 27-71, and in the present much rarer separate publication, where only the plates refer to the journal. It appears to have been overlooked in the medical and zoological literature.In fine condition and virtually untrimmed. The wrappers are slightly damaged at the spine, but still very good. A beautiful copy of a rare and well-illustrated essay by a pioneering veterinary researcher.

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        Description de toutes les nations de l'empire de Russie, ou l'on expose leurs moeurs, religions, usages, habitations, habillemens et autres particularites remarquables . traduite de l'Allemand.

      Weitrecht part 3 et Schnoor for Charles Guillaume Muller St. Petersbourg -7 1776 - Three volumes in one accompanied by plates vol., quarto (29.5 x 22.5 cm). Title, [2], 108 pp.; title, [2], 228 pp.; title, [2], 164 pp., uncut, some leaves unopened; marginal waterstain in vols 1 and 3, heavier at the end. Vol. with plates : 25 + 75 engraved plates in fine contemporary hand-colour, with upper wrappers and index for I and II part. Modern half calf gilt over old marbled boards by Aquarius. Fine complete copy of the first edition of the first significant Russian work with plates coloured by hand. All captions for the engravings were printed in three languages, so that it could be supplied to the text volumes of any of the three issues: French, German and Russian. The work is divided into the following sections: I. People of the Finnish tribe (25 plates), II. Tatar people (30 plates), III. Samoyed, Manchu and Eastern Siberian people (20 plates). The plate volume of this copy contains additionally 20 plates of the fourth part - Mongolian peoples, Russians and other peoples, which was supplied to the German and Russian editions. Johann Gottlieb Georgi (1729-1803) was a German geographer and chemist. In 1770 he studied at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. Two years later Georgi went to accompany Peter Simon Pallas, a German zoologist and biologist, on his expedition through Siberia. "He was particularly interested in the region of the Lake Baikal. His description and mapping of this region remained one of the most accurate and significant for several decades. After his return to St. Petersburg Georgi published the observations he made during his trip. It is hard to overestimate Georgi's work. His records provided extensive and accurate ethnographical, economical, botanical and geographical descriptions of the large part of the Russian Empire." (NDB, Neue Deutsche Biographie VI, 242). Cf. SK 1374; Lipperheide 133; Colas 1224; Brunet II, 618. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Carte Topographique De La Wetteravie Et Du Cercle Du Haut Rhin Contenante une partie de la Hesse et de Hesse Darmstadt, les Principautés de Nassau, d Hanau, une partie de l'Archevêché Electorale de Mayence et de l'Abbaye de Fuld, les Comtés et Principautés de Solms, de Stollberg, d'Ysembourg, de Goertz, de Runckel, et de plusieures Seigneuries et Territoires de quelques Villes de l'Empire & c. Faite par I. et K. se vend chez I.W. Iaeger à Francfort sur le Mein a.P.d.S.M.I. feuille XL. - H. Cöntgen Sc. Mog.' u. 'Le Cercle De Franconie en neuf Feuilles, Carte tres exacte nouvellement designé tiré. du nouveaux grand Atlas d'Allemagnie ou les Feuilles. 40.41.42.49.50.51.58.59.60. Forment cette Carte. Fait par J.W.A. Jaeger Ingenieur, Capit. Li

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen & Johann Christian Berndt b. Johann Wilhelm Abraham Jaeger in Frankfurt am Main, dat. 1776, 49,5 x x 62,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 127 u. S. 293. - 1. Zustand! - Vorliegende Karte im Gegensatz zur gewöhnlichen Jäger-Karte mit zusätzlich separat gedruckter Titelkartusche oben links und frühe Datierung. - Zeigt die Wetterau mit dem Gebiet zwischen Ingelheim, Würzburg, Marburg und Fulda. - Seltener Einblattdruck!

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        Le Paysan Perverti, 4 tomes in 2 volumes (Complete) ou les Dangers de La Ville; Histoire recente, mise au jour d'apres les veritables Lettres des Personages

      Lejay and Merigot, La Haie (Paris) 1776 - vi, 290, 316 pp and 244, 200 pp. A very scarce edition - not in OCLC - with 250 numbered letters, plus the "Derniere Lettre" The printing attribution is "Imprime a la Haie. Et se trouve a Paris, Lejay, Libraire, & Marigot jeune. MDCCLXXVI" Very likely a pirated copy printed after the first edition. In full contemporary and likely original calf with gilt ruling to the boards, 5 raised bands with floriation in the compartments, orange morocco labels with the title and black morocco with the volume numbers. Boards are smooth, some rubbing at the corners and joints, spine top on Vol. I is pulled, spine cover starting to lift a bit on Vol. II but still attractive and holding together. Interiors have original marbled end papers, minimal foxing and aging, bit of minor darkening at the gutter from printer materials, first blank of 2nd volume has a very small hole, otherwise clean and unmarked. Nicolas-Edme Rétif (23 October 1734 – 3 February 1806), also known as Rétif de la Bretonne, was a French novelist. The term retifism for shoe fetishism was named after him and he was an enemy of the Marquis de Sade. Le Paysan Perverti was a bit hit, an "erotic novel with a moral purpose."; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall

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        Le Fumeur Flamand (De Vlaamse roker).

      Genre scene with a man seated in an interior smoking a pipe. On the background a standing man peeing against a wall. Signed on the bottom: 'David Teniers Pinx / P. Chenu Sculp.'; titled: 'LE FUMEUR FLAMAND / Gravé d'aprés l'Original de David Teniers de meme grandeur / qui est dans le Cabinet de M.r le Comte de Cence'; address at the bottom: 'A Paris ches l'Auteur rue de la Harpe á cote du Passage des Jacobins vis á vis le Caffé de Condé'; ca. 1776. Engraving and etching on paper, trimmed to plate mark and mounted on laid paper; total: 338 x 234; some foxing on the mount otherwise in good condition.

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        A Complete Collection of State-Trials, and proceedings for high-treason, and other crimes and misdemeanours; the fourth edition; commencing with the eleventh year of the reign of King Richard II. and ending with the sixteenth year of the reign of King George III. With two alphabetical tables to the whole. To which is prefixed, a new preface, by Francis Hargrave, Esquire.

      Printed by T. Wright; and sold by G. Kearsly London -1781 1776 - Eleven volumes, folio (47.5 x 30 cm), text in double columns, scattered light foxing. Contemporary tree calf gilt, covers with Greek key border, spines in eight compartments, red morocco lettering pieces to second and sixth, green morocco numbering piece to fourth, others very attractively gilt, gilt raised bands, all edges citron, marbled endpapers. A fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses: a set of Chinese flowers.

      Paris Lacombe -79 1776 - Twelve hand-coloured engraved plates with printed Chinese captions. Overall dimensions: 49.8 by 36 cm, framed and glazed. A fine collection of highly decorative flowers engraved after Chinese drawings, with contemporary hand-colouring. Published in the Collection Précieuse et Enluminée des Fleurs les plus Belles et les plus Curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les Jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe, they feature pale blue skies, rocky backgrounds, and often birds, butterflies, insects or animals; many plates have captions in Chinese characters below the border. Buchoz was the first European to copy the oriental style in this way. The second half of the eighteenth century saw a boom in natural history publications in France fuelled by such works as Buffon's Histoire Naturelle. The accession of Louis XVI in 1774 was followed by a relaxation in the regulation of the book trade making it easier for authors to publish their own works. No other writer was to take such copious advantage of these two developments as Pierre-Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) a French physician, lawyer and naturalist. His works are characterised by the beauty of the illustrations, and their rarity owing to the small size of the print runs. Nissen BBI 282; Dunthorne 60; Pritzel 1326.

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        Essais Historique sur Paris, de Monsieur de Saintfox.

      Paris: Veuve Duchesnes, Fontain S-Benoit., 1776. Cinquieme Edition. Leatherbound. Very good. 7 Vols. 370p; 336p, x, 374p; 235p; 239, 139p; 487p; and 405p. 17 cm full leather bindings with red and gilt labels on spines. Frontispiece portrait of Saint-Foix in vol. 1. FRENCH language text. Leather shows wear with bumped corners, cracks along some spine and hinges and general scuffing. Front board detached from volume 1. Inside, pages clean and text unmarked. Germain-François Poullain de Saint-Foix (1698-1776) was a real-life Musketeer for France before he began his writing career. In addition to composing 20 comedies, he wrote this collection of historical essay on the city of Paris. French text throughout.

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        Early British Printing of the Declaration of Independence

      London, England 1776 - Pamphlet. Gentleman's Magazine. London, England, August 1776. Complete with one plate. octavo. Disbound; minimal wear, some pages loose but intact. A very early British magazine printing of the "Declaration of American Independency," which appears on pages 361 and 362, signed in type by John Hancock and Charles Thompson. The Declaration is also discussed in a later article entitled an "Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists" Which asks (and concludes): "Whether those grievances were real or imaginary, or whether they did or did not deserve a parliamentary enquiry, we will not presume to decide. The ball is now struck, and time only can shew where it will rest."This monthly journal of news, science, arts and philosophy give insight into how readers in Great Britain perceived the momentous events occurring in America. News reports cover most of the major events relating to the American Revolution.

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        Silva: or, A Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions: As it was delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th Day of October, 1662, Upon the 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. With Notes by A. Hunter, M. D. F. R. S.

      Full calf, rebuked using original spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Large 4to, 29 x 22 cm, 41 plates including fronts portrait, and 1 folding table. lvi + 649 pp + Explanatory Table + 9. Plates in very good, lacking tissue guards but with minimal offsetting.There is discolouration to one plate "The Chestnut Tree and facing page 159. See photograph.

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        VOYAGE À LA NOUVELLE GUINÉE, DANS LEQUEL ON TROUVE LA DESCRIPTION DES LIEUX, DES OBSERVATIONS PHYSIQUES & MORALES, & DES DÉTAILS RELATIFS À L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DANS LE RÈGNE ANIMAL & LE RÈGNE VÉGÉTAL.

      Ruault 1776 - SONNERAT (PIERRE): VOYAGE À LA NOUVELLE GUINÉE, DANS LEQUEL ON TROUVE LA DESCRIPTION DES LIEUX, DES OBSERVATIONS PHYSIQUES & MORALES, & DES DÉTAILS RELATIFS À L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DANS LE RÈGNE ANIMAL & LE RÈGNE VÉGÉTAL. Paris; Ruault, 1776. In-4° (265x200mm), VIIpp., 2ff. ed table, 206pp., 1f. de privilège, 90 planches sur 118, veau porphyre, 1 plat détaché, coins usés, dos à nerfs orné. Edition originale. Elle est illustré de 90 planches sur 119, gravées par Avril, Martinet et Baquoy d'après les compositions de Sonnerat lui-même: vues des Seychelles et l'île Coëtivy, de la Caldera, de Sambouangue, une machine pour pêcher, palmier de l'île Pralin, le rocou, la sapotte negro, tourterelles et pigeons, cailles, gobbe-mouche, martin-pêcheurs, pics, perruches, courlis, couscous, pélicans, oiseaux de paradis, promerops, manchots, le cacao, le citron, la muscade, le girofle,etc. Les planches 90 et 91 comptées séparément dans la table des illustrations, forment une seule planche. 1 plat détaché, plats frottés, quelques marques de crayonnage à l'arrière des planches. Quelques pages usées, quelques pages déchirées sans manque, reliure état moyen, coiffes usées. In-4(265x195mm), with 90 plates (of120) 79 of birds and 6 folding , frontispice, XIIpp.,2ff.,206pp.,1f. Contempor. calf, first edition, furnishes an early account of Papouasian flora and fauna by a notud traveler and naturalist (wood), one cover loose, text and plats are in good condition with big margins no foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gli elementi dell'arte sfigmica, o sia la dottrina del polso ricavata dall'antica, e moderna storia della medicina chinese, ed europea, indi combinata, e ridotta a regole non meno sicure, che facili..

      Neapel Gaetano Castellano, 1776, Kl.4, (4), XX, 179, (1) pp., 2 gefalt. Taf., Pergamenteinband der Zeit etwas fleckig, im unteren Rand der ersten vier Seiten ein Wurmloch. Zweite Ausgabe einer wichtigen Quelle zur Geschichte der Pulsuntersuchung, mit einem besonderen Schwerpunt der Pulsuntersuchung in der Chinesischen Medizin. Carlo Gandini (1705-1788), "lebte als Arzt in Genua in der zweiten Hälfte des 18.Jahrhunderts und trieb mit Vorliebe nebenbei physikalische Studien. Ampia disquisizione sulla dottrina dei polsi con richiami alla medicina cinese ed asiatica ad alla scuola europea. Esame dei metodi diagnostici e caratteristiche delle alterazioni di ciascun organo interno. Deals with the history of the pulse in China, Asia, and Europe. Cited by Sprengel, and Amber and Babey-Brooke. Blake, p.165.

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        Verzameling van historische en politieke tractaten voorheen door den historieschryver Jan Wagenaar uitgegeven. Amsterdam, Yntema en Tieboel, 1776. 351 pag. [En met:] Tweede deel. Amsterdam, Yntema en Tieboel, 1780. 493 pag. [En met:] Lofbazuyn gevlogten om het hoofd van den (...) samenstelder van (...) zedige beproeving van de (...) karakters van Jan de Witt (pp. 439-473). [En met:] Schets van het leeven (...) van mr. Hermannus Noordkerk (pp. 1-28). [En met:] Het leeven van Jan Wagenaar benevens.

      Gebonden in 2 halfleren banden uit de tijd. Mooi exemplaar.

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        Traité de la fonte des mines par le feu du charbon de terre, ou traité de la construction et usage des fourneaux propres à la fonte et affinage des métaux et des minéraux par le feu du charbon de terre, avec la manière de rendre ce charbon propre aux mêmes usages auxquels on emploie le charbon de bois.

      Paris, Vallat-la-Chapelle [Ruault pour le tome II], 1770-1776, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, charnières, coiffes et coins habilement restaurés, pièces de titre et de tomaison du tome I modernes. -Rousseurs éparses sur qq. cahiers. - 2 volumes in-4 de (4)-LXVIII-326 pp. + 34 pl. dépl. h.t. et VIII-XXII-504 pp. + 42 pl. dépl. h.t. ; Précieuse et abondante iconographie.Edition originale. Le tome II est en second état. Il porte l'adresse du libraire Ruault, rue de la Harpe. Le second état est enrichi d'un faux-titre et d'une table des chapitres, qui ne se trouvent pas dans le 1er état à l'adresse de Vallat-la-Chapelle.La Linda Hall library possède un exemplaire identique au nôtre.Très rare.Conlon 70 : 945 ; N.U.C. : -NG 122872- ; Quérard III-p. 314."Genssane alias Gensanne (Antoine de). Né dans la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle, mort en 1780. Ingénieur et exploitant de mines à Plancher-les-Mines (Haute-Saône), directeur des mines du Languedoc, il était membre de la Société des sciences de Montpellier. Il fut nommé, à l'Académie des sciences, correspondant de Hellot le 7 mai 1757, puis de Mignot de Montigny en 1770. Il a publié plusieurs ouvrages concernant l'exploitation minière." (Dict. de biographie française XV-col. 1073).

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        De l'homme ou des principes et des lois de l'influence de l'âme sur le corps, et du corps sur l'âme.

      Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1775-1776, plein veau de l'époque, dos ornés, tome 3 dans une reliure moderne à l'imitation. -Marge ext. du dernier f. du tome 1 lég. déchirée sans manque. - 3 volumes in-12 de (4)-XXXIV-323-(3) pp. + 2 pl. h. t. ; (4)-379-(5) pp. et (8)-220 pp. ; Edition originale en français pour les deux premiers tomes (E.O. en anglais : 1772-1773). Edition originale pour le 3e tome, resté inédit jusqu'alors. Très rare complet du 3e volume.Conlon 75 : 1377 ; Martin et Walter 22854 ; J. de Cock, De l'homme, le premier ouvrage de J.-P. Marat, in XVIIIe siècle n° 33, pp. 481 à 491 ; Charlotte Goetz, Marat versus Marat, site snog.org. ; Chevremont, Marat index p. 14.Dans son ouvrage, Marat s'oppose aux philosophes matérialistes, notamment Holbach et Helvetius, et à leurs thèses qui nient l'existence de l'âme et ne considèrent que le corps."Le cœur du sujet est une critique des thèses philosophiques et des options politiques et sociales de Claude Adrien Helvetius, étendue à un désaccord de base avec les matérialistes de son temps. Par contre, Marat s'affirme déjà comme un disciple direct de Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Quant à la logique politique de ses thèses, elle s'inspire en profondeur de Montesquieu, lui-même très éloigné d'Helvetius." (Ch. Goetz)."Sans s'affirmer ouvertement comme un disciple de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean-Paul Marat, tant par le contenu anti-matérialiste des développements philosophiques de De l'homme, que par le ton agressif qu'il se permet dans la Préface, n'a pas manquer d'attirer l'attention des philosophes qui "trustent" à ce moment toutes les places dans les grandes institutions littéraires ou scientifiques. Il réussit même à s'attirer les foudres de Jupiter-Voltaire, en l'occurrence d'une diatribe à la hauteur des pamphlets anonymes qu'il déversa contre Rousseau. Mais Rousseau était déjà mort et Marat ne sera pas un second Rousseau, du moins pas avant la Révolution. Il sera donc plongé dans l'anonymat pendant près de quinze ans. Le débat autour de De l'homme offre toutefois un éclairage particulier sur l'originalité de sa pensée, à mettre en relation sans doute avec sa position singulière dans la Révolution." (J. de Cock).

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        Bird of Prey] Plate XXV. Sparviere Pellegrino diverso, forse di Barberia. Accipiter Peregrinus aluis, Falco forte Barbaricus, sive Scyyicus Auctorum.

      Giuseppe Vanni Florence 1776 - Original hand-coloured etching, with engraving. Very good condition with full margins. Dimensions: (image) 365 by 285mm (14.25 by 11.25 inches), (sheet) 445 by 340mm (17.5 by 13.5 inches). Nissen IVB 588; Wood p.450; Fine Bird Books p.10; Zimmer I, 241. Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 40% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. The price shown is already discounted.

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        "Introduction a l'histoire naturelle et a la géographie physique d'Espagne; Traduite de l'Original Espagnol de Guillaume Bowles, par le Vicomte de Flavigny."

      Paris: chez L. Cellot & Jombrt Fils, jeune, MDCCLXXVI, 1776 Paris: chez L. Cellot & Jombrt Fils, jeune, MDCCLXXVI, 1776. . Contemporary full marbred calf . Excellent. "8º, (193x121mm); XII, 516 p., [2] p. blanks; sign. a6, A-Z8, Aa-Ii8, Kk2 [Kk2, blank]; typographical ornament in title-page.- // Contemporary full marbred calf binding; profusely gilt ribbed back with red maroccan label; gilt fillet in board edges; head and tail edges gilted; red coloured edges; red silk bookmark remains. Upper corner of rear board dumped and corrected. Very good example.- // Refs.: Boucher de La Richarderie, III, p. 394; Palau, 34229. Great (and therefore appreciated) French translation of the first edition of the book 'Introduccion a la Historia Natural y a la Geografia Fisica de España' (Madrid, 1775, reed. 1782 and 1789). Bowles, an Irish lawyer, left law in his homeland and settled in Paris, devoting himself to the studies of Natural history. There he met the Spanish sailor Antonio de Ulloa, who, seeing the scientific journals he had made from his travels in France and Germany, encouraged him to go to Spain  he ended up living in Madrid and in Bilbao , being hired by the ministry for scientific work related to Mining and Natural history. The work, as well as a pleasant description of his travels around the peninsula, is a genuine treatise on Geology and Mining in Spain, especially about the cinnabar mines, as well as those of Andalusia and the Basque Country, and the potencility in metals of the Spanish ancient volcanoes. In this way, comments of curiosity such as the description of the mesta transhumance, or the comparison between the Atlantic and Mediterranean fish ( it is not necessary to have a very fine palate to appreciate the quality of the texture and flavor of the Biscayne sea bream against the Valencian ), are alternated with those of the composition of the land, the industries that could be articulated around the geological resources, or the best way to extract the ore from different minerals, together with the emphasis on the springs of the great peninsular rivers."

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        Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, The Principles of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America. To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing, A State of the National Debt, an Estimate of Taxes; and an Account of the National Income and Expenditure Since the Last War

      S. Loudon, New York 1776 - Small octavo. 107pp. Red cloth library binding, with a red and white label pasted on the front cover. This is a first American edition of Richard Price's treatise on civil liberty and his stance supporting, and giving validity to the American revolution. The book discusses the nature of civil liberties and then applies the discussion to the examination of whether or not the British government (and Monarchy) has violated those liberties. He concludes that it has; ". it is what we have done to them - We have transported ourselves to their peaceful retreats, and employed our fleets and armies to stop up their ports, to destroy their commerce, to seize their effects and to burn their towns. Would but we let them alone, and suffer them to enjoy in security, their property, and governments, instead of disturbing us, they would thank and bless us." The back of the book contains the author's tables and calculations regarding the finances of Great Britain, examining taxes, surplus and expenditures of the recent period. Thus he provides a financial argument against the war and its related expenditures. This important work brought Price to the forefront of the British intellectuals in support of the Americans during the war. Binding with minor rubbing to extremities, and light pencil markings on the white label. Interior with previous owner's bookplate at interior front cover. Title page has been repaired with tissue paper, and still has a few small closed tears and a library blind-stamp. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. Scarce American edition. Richard Price (23 February 1723 - 19 April 1791) was a Welsh moral philosopher, preacher and mathematician. He was a nonconformist, meaning that he was a Protestant Christian who did not "conform" to the governance and usages of the established Church of England. He was also a political pamphleteer, active in radical, republican, and liberal causes such as the American Revolution. He was well-connected and fostered communication between a large number of people, including several of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Price spent most of his adult life as minister of Newington Green Unitarian Church, on the outskirts of London. He also wrote on issues of demography and finance, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society.*There were four separate American printings of the title in 1776, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Charleston the same year of publication as the British edition. The primacy of these editions has not been established. The Boston and Philadelphia editions each have 71pp., Charleston edition has 104pp. Evans #15033. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geometrie Und Trigonometrie : In Zween Theilen ; Der Erste Entha?lt Die Vornehmsten Grundsa?tze Dieser Wissenschaften: Der Andere Lehret Den Inhalt Der Regula?ren Und Irregula?ren Fla?chen, Die Oberfla?chen Der Ko?rper, Den Ko?rperlichen Inhalt Derselben Bestimmen: Alle Gattungen Der Felder Mit Dem Meßtische, Mit Der Boussole, Mit Der In Grade Eingetheilten, Oder Auch Mit Der Uneingetheilten Winkelscheibe Ausmessen, Zu Papier Bringen, Und Ihren Inhalt Berechnen: Die Felder Nach Belieben Abtheilen, Die Ho?hen Messen Etc. Und Endlich Diese Aufgaben Auch Trigonometrisch Auflo?sen

      Dillengen: Johann Leonhard Bronner (Brunner), 1776. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 16 Multifold Plates. Xi, 422 Pp. + 16 Multifold Engraved Plates At End. Original Full Calf, Intricately Embossed With Original Designs In Black, And In Blind, With Lighter Coloring And Shiny Coloring To Large 8-Pointed Stars In Center Of Both Covers (Back Cover With Traces Of White In Same Area, So May Be Perished White Color); Original Marbled Endpapers; All Edges Of Page Block Gilt. Ribbon Bookmark Bound In. Well Preserved, Some Wear, Binding Design Intact, Small Crack To Top Of Front Joint, Fraying At Tips And Along Parts Of Foredges Of Boards.

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        Decree forbidding certain alcoholic drinks because of the damage they cause

      1776 - Amongst the drinks mentioned are “aguardiente de caña o chiringuito” as well as "aguardientes de maguey, de caña, de miel, cantincata, ololinque, mistelas contrahechas, vino de cocos, sangres de conejo, vinguies etc." As the decree states, no person should be allowed to produce, trade o consume these drinks, although they be ‘caballero, militar, noble o plebeyo, español, indio, mulato, negro, mestizo, lobo o coyote, o de la calidad o condicion que fuere’. Ref; Medina (La imprenta en Mexico) 5900 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Stella : Ein Schauspiel für Liebende in fünf Akten

      Schafhausen 1776 - 96 pages : 19cm. unbound. covers are dusty, foxing to endpapers & edges throughout.

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        The Declaration of Independence in The Gentleman's Magazine: For August, 1776

      London: Printed for D. Henry, 1776. Paper-covered spine. Very good. Complete with front cover and pages [339]-[388]. Very light wear; small repaired loss at upper right tip of front cover. Paper-covered spine. This important edition of The Gentleman's Magazine includes one of the earliest printings of The Declaration of Independence. News of The Declaration reached London by sea during the second week of August, and the story broke with a short note in the August 10th issue of The London Gazette. The full text subsequently two London newspapers and this magazine. The Declaration is printed on pages 361 and 362 without introduction. It is simply titled "Declaration of American Independency" and signed in type by John Hancock and Charles Thompson. Other events in the American Revolution are discussed elsewhere in the journal with a Member of Parliament commenting, "the Colonies, as if animated with one soul, are determined to perish or be free." Several pages are devoted to an article titled "Proceedings of the American Colonists" which makes brief mention of The Declaration, "the ball is now struck, and time only can shew where it will rest." A very nice example of a much sought after magazine containing one of the earlies printings of The American Declaration of Independence.

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        Het lijden van den jongen Werther. Amsterdam, J. Allart, 1792.

      Origineel karton, 14+270 pag., geill. met groot titelvignet en 4 gravures door R. Vinkeles en D. Vrijdag naar J. Buijs. Onafgesneden exemplaar met brede marges. Zeer goed exemplaar. Exlibris G.B[rouwer]. Zeer zeldzame, vroege editie. De eerste Nederlandse editie verscheen in 1776, de tweede in 1787, de derde in 1790 en dit is de vierde, waarvan in 1793 nog een titeluitgave zou verschijnen. Zie Nw. Taalgids mei 1974.

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        Holograph Receipt for Straw for the use of the Barracks at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1776

      Small holograph document. 4.25" x 2.75". Ink has eaten through the paper in two small places, else near fine. In full: "Recd. Perth Amboy 29 March 1776 of Francis Burke four Dollars for Two Load Straw for the Use of the Barracks. Timothy Bloomfield." Bloomfield ran out of room and wrote his last name over two lines: "Bloo" and above it "mfield." Bloomfield was a Perth Amboy patriot whose home was used as a meeting place for the Jersey Blues, a patriot group. He was twice nearly hung for repudiating the King, but was spared out of fear of reprisals. Perth Amboy was the seat of Colonial Governor (and Benjamin Franklin's son) William Franklin. He was arrested in January of 1776 when he was placed under house arrest until June, when he was held prisoner in Connecticut. .

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        De muzicale zangwyzen van Het boek der psalmen, nevens de gezangen by de Hervormde kerk van Nederland in gebruik, volgens de nieuwe dichtmaat. Amsterdam, Hummel, 1776.

      4°, zonder band, 4+10+ gegraveerde bladen muziekschrift. Met gegraveerde titel door S. Fokke naar W. Writs. Eerste en laatste blad beschadigd. Het werk bevat: Verklaring titelplaat, Voorrede uitgever, Voorbericht van de compositeur en gegraveerde bladen: Scola, Voorbeelden van prelud Psalm II, Voorbeelden tot het4, 398, en der agrementen, Voorbeelden tot het4, 398, en der interludiums, Psalm 1 t/m 150, De tien geboden, De lofzang van Maria, De lofzang van Zacharis, De lofzang van Simeon, Het gebed des heeren, De eerste berijming van de 12 artikelen des geloofs (4 bladen), De tweede berijming van de 12 artikelen des geloofs (2 bladen), Bedezang voor de predikatie, Morgenzang, Bedezang voor het eten, Dankzang na het eten, Avondzang.

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        Géographie de Busching

      Lausanne, Société typographique, 1776-1782, in-8, 12 volumes, veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et havane, roulette sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque), 3 tableaux dépliants. Nouvelle édition de cet ouvrage du géographe allemand Anton Friedrich Büsching (1724-1793), traduite et révisée par Bérenger. Manque le feuille de faux-titre dans le tome IX. Reliure légèrement frottée par endroits ; néanmoins bel exemplaire dans sa reliure uniforme d'époque. Cioranescu n° 13637 pour l'édition de Strasbourg, 1768-1779.

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        La quinzaine angloise à Paris, ou l’art de s’y ruiner en peu de tems. Ouvrage posthume du Docteur Stêarne, traduit de l’Anglois par un Observateur

      A Londres [i.e. Paris]. 1776 - First edition. It appeared the following year in English translation, The Englishman’s Fortnight in Paris; or, the Art of ruining himself there in a few Days, stating that the book had been suppressed in France. It is not, of course, by Sterne at all, but an original novel by the quarrelsome young Jacobite Sir James Rutlidge (also Jean-Jacques Rutledge, 1742–1794). Born in Dunkirk, of French–Irish descent, and brought up bilingual in English and French, ‘Rutlidge’s principal claim to fame was his promotion of English literature in France. In Observations à messieurs de l’Académie française (1776) he provided a spirited defence of Shakespeare’s superiority over French dramatists, attacking Voltaire for his earlier criticisms of the English writer’ (Oxford DNB). Such criticism also appears here, with a 12-page preface devoted to the defence of Shakespeare against the claims of Voltaire, and incidental reflections on the comparative merits of French and English literature scattered throughout. The novel itself tells the story of the rapid demise of a young English aristocrat during a visit to Paris. Seduced by the glittering beau monde, he attends balls, the races, galleries and the theatre, and (naturally) falls in love but, in a series of unfortunate events, loses all his money and finds himself imprisoned for debt. The novel’s critique of French society made it notorious in its day, especially since Rutlidge neglected to disguise several of its characters, notably the painter Jean-Baptiste Greuze whose atelier the hero visits, occasioning a discussion on the decadence of contemporary French art. Despite its obvious caricatures, it is a serious comparison of English and French character and must be worthy of a modern reprint. Cioranescu 57877; Gay III, 912–3. 12mo (164 × 94 mm), pp. xvi, 287, [1]; complete with the half-title; light marginal waterstain to the first couple of leaves, the odd mark elsewhere; contemporary mottled calf, very slightly rubbed, small chip at head of upper joint, short crack at foot, spine gilt in compartments, gilt lettering-piece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Code des loix des Gentoux, ou réglemens des Brames, traduit de l'Anglais, d'après les Versions faites de l'original écrit en Langue Samskrete. Mit VIII Seiten gestochene Tafeln.

      (Einband etwas verzogen, etwas bestoßen und berieben, innen frisch, gutes Exemplar) Handgefertigter hellbrauner Kalblederband der Zeit (257 x 200 x 41 mm) auf fünf erhabenen echten Bünden, der Rücken mit reicher Vergoldung auf den Feldern, auf zweitem ein hellbraunes, goldgeprägtes Titelschild. Die Deckel gemustert. Rotschnitt, Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier.. Robinets französische Übersetzung des Vivâdârnavasetu auf Grund der 1776 erschienen englischen Fassung von Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (1751-1830), welches die erste in eine europäische Sprache übertragene Sammlung von Gesetzen der Hindus ist. Die Tafeln zeigen das Sanskrit-Alphabet und Textpassagen. Der Ursprungstext wurde von den Pandits Banesvara, Kriparama, Rama Gopala, Krishnajivana, Viresvara, Krishnacandra, Guarikanta, Kalisankara, Syamasundara, Krishnakesava und Sitarama kompiliert.Jean-Baptiste-René Robinet (1735-1820), ein französischer Naturphilosoph, Enzyklopädist und Wegbereiter der Evolutionstheorie, führte mit anderen das Encyclopédie-Projekt von Diderot weiter."He [Halhed] found it necessary to show the authorities that it was far prudent to apply the native laws on their subjects rather than laws that would be alien to them. To this effect the pundits began to assimilate a text from various sources which they named Vivadarnavasetu or the sea of litigations. The subsequent translation to Persian, a language Halhed and Hastings was well acquainted with, was done via a Bengali oral version by Zaid ud-Din 'Ali Rasa'i. Halhed translated the Persian text to English closely attended by Hastings himself. The complete translation was in Hastings' hands on 27 March 1775. At his request the East India Company had it printed in London in 1776 in a handsome quarto under the title of A Code of Gentoo Laws, or, Ordinations of the Pundits. This was a private edition, copies of which were not for sale, but was distributed by the East India Company. A pirated and less luxurious edition in octavo was printed by Donaldson the following year followed by a second edition in 1781 and translations in French and German appeared as early as 1778." (From Wikipedia). - First and only French edition. Contemporary calf, five raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Corners slightly rubbed, small tear to upper end of spine internal condition very good. From the library of Schlabrendorf, with engraved ex-libris. Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (25 May 1751 - 18 February 1830), an English Orientalist and philologist. French translation by Jean-Baptiste René Robinet (1735-1820) of Halhed's English version of the Vivâdârnavasetu, a compilation in 21 sections (taranga). First published in English in 1776 as "A Code of Gentoo Laws", which is the first Collection of Hindu Law in a Western Language. A decorative binding and a fine copy. - Deckel minimal sperrig, Ecken leicht bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit minimaler Fehlstelle. Innen wohlerhalten und frisch. Provenienz: Schlabrendorf, ein märkisches Adelsgeschlecht, mit gestochenem Wappenexlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel: Drei Schrägbalken, auf dem Helm eine Meerkatze mit eisernem Ring, einen Apfel haltend, flankiert von Füllhorn und gekröntem Hahn, darunter eine Kartusche mit der Inschrift "Eruditio beatae vitae disciplinam juvet", darunter, von der Kartusche teils verdeckt Bücher und Globus, dazwischen signiert: "J. G. Schmidt fec." (=? Johann Gottlieb Schmidt, 1742-1820, Bildnis- und Vignettenstecher, cf. Thieme/Becker XXX,152). Wahrscheinlich stammt dies Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Gustav Graf von Schlabrendorf (1750-1824). - Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar des seltenen Werkes. Erste und einzige französische Ausgabe. Ebert 4882 - Graesse II,208 Anm. - RFM. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        [COOK] An election ball in poetical letters, in the Zomerzetshire dialect, from Mr. Inkle, a freeman

      of Bath, to his wife at Gloucester : with a poetical address to John Miller, Esq.; at Bath-Easton Villa. By the author of the New Bath Guide. Dublin : Printed by Geoge Bonham, at No. 42, in Dame-street, for the Proprietors, 1776. Octavo, disbound, original stitching, pp 32 (pp 1-12 being Anstey'sThe first ode of the book of Horace imitated. To John Miller, Esq.), pages with a moderate amount of toning and a light corner crease to the final few leaves, otherwise without faults and in near original state. Christopher Anstey was a wealthy Cambridgeshire clergyman and man of letters whose satirical pieceNew Bath Guide, or members of the Blunderhead family (1766), which had achieved moderate popular success, is said to have provided the inspiration for Tobias Smollett's Humphry Clinker. Anstey's equally savage satire An election ball in poetical letters lampoons the females, in particular, of Gloucester and Bath's (only superficially) genteel society, and in its mockery of their gauche attire it contains two stanzas that allude to Cook's first voyage: 'In short, Head and Feather and Wig altogether / With wonder and Joy would delight 'e, / Like the Picture I've zeen / of th'adorable Queen / Of beautiful, blest Otaheitee. / Who gave zuch a Ball, / To our merry Men all, / And there did so frisk it and dance it, / Zome thought her as vine, / And zome did opine, / 'Twas Venus herself in her TRANZIT'. This contemporary reference (Anstey's work is dated December 5, 1775) to the observation in Tahiti by Cook, Green and Solander of the Transit of Venus in 1769 has apparently previously gone unnoted in the literature of eighteenth-century voyages.

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

      London: sold by G. Kearsley and M. Gurney. n.d 1776 - 4to., 31 + (1)pp., small old inkstamp on lower blank margin of title, repeated on one other leaf margin, well bound in late 19th century half calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered. A very good copy. First edition: very scarce. An interesting, and for Hollis himself, a pretty disastrous event in his political career. Thomas Brand Hollis (ca. 1719 - 1804) developed connections among dissenters, political radicals and in the intellectual and charitable world. He was especially concerned for religious liberty and supported campaigns against the Test and Corporation Acts. 'Above all, Brand Hollis advocated political reform. His first foray ended in humiliating disaster. Hoping to promote the cause in parliament he purchased the rotten borough of Hindon, Wiltshire, at the 1774 general election, but the election was challenged. He was convicted of corruption, unseated, fined 1000 marks, and gaoled for six months. Undeterred, he joined the parliamentary reform movement precipitated by the American War of Independence. He was a founder member of the Society for Constitutional Information in 1780, and as a member of the Essex and Dorset county associations collaborated with Christopher Wyvill of Yorkshire, whose modest programme of reform at the St Alban's tavern conference in March 1780 he supported without success. Brand Hollis was especially influential on the Westminster Committee, which appointed him and Jebb to a subcommittee authorized to consider general electoral matters. Using arguments drawn from James Burgh and other Commonwealthsmen, they persuaded it to recommend a complete recasting of the representative system, including annual parliaments, equal electoral districts, universal male suffrage, and the ballot. In 1788 Brand Hollis was a founder member of the Revolution Society'. [Colin Bonwick in ODNB]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. VOLUME XLVI FOR THE YEAR M.DCCLXXVI

      London, D. Henry, 1776.. THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1776. 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, LACKS ALL THE MAPS AND IS BEING SOLD AS A VERY EARLY PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Full year January - December 1776 bound together, plus the Supplement, each year having its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate at the top. Present are 6 engraved plates,1 folding, illustrations in the text, general title page, preface, 608 pages plus 16 pages of index, quarter brown calf, marbled boards. Spine badly worn and chipped with loss to leather with an amateur cloth repair to head and tail of spine, boards rubbed and scuffed with slight loss to marbled paper, shelf wear to edges, corners worn with board showing, occasional brown spot and pale staining, all text legible, most text clean, the pages of the Declaration are clean, a good copy, lacking maps as mentioned. The Declaration is found on pages 361 & 362 of the August issue for 1776. There are also some other articles of interest on America. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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