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        The Experienced Housekeeper,

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

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        Battle of Bunkers-Hill, The

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

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        History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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

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

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

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

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

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        Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Lives of the Primitive Martyrs, from the Birth of Our Blessed Saviour, to the Reign of Queen Mary I. With the Life of Mr. John Fox, and, The Book of Martyrs; Containing an Account of the Sufferings and Death of the Protestants in the Reign of Queen Mary The First

      London. H. Trapp. 1776. Bound in full calfskin over boards. Gilt titled morocco labels. Thick Folio (10" x 13.5"). Illustrated with 30 (of 39) full page copper plate engravings graphically depicting the implements and means of heinous torture. This volume rebacked in contemporary calf with original morocco label laid-on. Original period boards well scuffed, scratched and darkened but presents a natural and quite attractive ambiance. Various foxing and mild offset throughout. Although most plates quite crisp and clean. One plate with water stain to margin only. Several pages chipped at margin. Some text pages professionally restored. All in all, a Very crisp, Very Good copy.

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        Commentarii ad Titt. Pandectarum De Acquir vel Ammitt Possess.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Traites sur les Coutumes Anglo-Normandes, Publies en Angleterre

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

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        Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt

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

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        James Ferguson F:R:S

      London: Printed for Robert Stewart, No. 15 Millman street, Bedford Row, Dec. 7, 1776. Mezzotint. State ii/ii, with engraved inscription. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed on the plate mark. Image slightly rubbed in places. Image size: 13 x 10 inches. 14 x 10 inches. A rich impression of this outstanding portrait of James Ferguson, the astronomer whose writings made the complex world of scientific theory available to the general public. James Ferguson was one of the first writers on elementary science, and a talented inventor and astronomer. Ferguson worked in a myriad of different professions before he was able to dedicate himself to scientific study; he was a shepherd, a milliner, a farmer, and lastly, a portrait painter. During the twenty-six years that Ferguson worked as a painter, he religiously followed his scientific studies and inventions. In 1748, he dedicated himself to a career as a popular scientific writer and teacher, and it is in this role, that Ferguson became one of the best known scientific minds. Ferguson's success as a writer and teacher, lay in his clarity; he brought the complex theories of advanced science to the layman in his ingenious writing and impassioned lectures. In his quest to make the world of science accessible to the general public, Ferguson invented amazing machines and didactic mechanisms with which to visually demonstrate the basic principles of scientific study. His most admired work, entitled 'Astronomy explained on Sir Isaac Newton's Principles' was so in demand that it remained in print for over fifty-five years. Ferguson's was one of the first writers to bring the world of science to a public thirsty for knowledge, his passion inspired generations of amateur scientists and his inventions helped people visualize the cerebral theories of advanced science. In Townsend's distinguished portrait, Ferguson is shown holding a celestial globe, the tool of his trade and a symbol of his academic accomplishments. (DNB) Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 5 state not described; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States iii/iii O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 2, Lennox-Boyd & Stogdon state ii/iii

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        Regni Bohemiae

      Nuremburg: Homann Heirs, 1776. unbound. very good. Map (set of four). Engraving with original coloring. Each page measures 21.5" x 24.75". Beautiful and unusual set of four maps of Bohemia. Published in "Atlas regni Bohemiae". Plates 15-18 with the respective titles: "Regni Bohemiae Circulus Czaslaviensis...", "Regni Bohemiae Circulus Kaurzimensis...", "Regni Bohemiae Circulus Rakonicensis..." and "Regni Bohemiae Circulus Pilsnensis...". Each map's cartouche has a botanical theme. Prague is exhibited on two of the maps, "Kaurzimensis" and "Rakonicensis". Each map has full original margins, with minor aging around the edges. Very light scattered foxing and a few small tears to edges. "Kaurzimensis" has small chip to lower left corner.

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        A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides: MDCCLXXII (Parts 1 & 2)

      London: Benj. White, 1776 2nd & 1st Eds, 62 pls, 2 tps. 2 volumes uniformly bound in full calf, corners and edges bumped and worn, some blind tooling, some marks. Spines, replaced to style, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to leather labels. Internally, marbled endpapers, book label of Lichfield Permanent Library to fpds, text block edges marbled blue. Vol 1, Part 1, 2nd edition, map frontis, engraved titlepage with vignette (view of A Singular isle of Lismore) as titlepage, (vii), [1], [1], 2-439 pp, eng tp + 44 pls (of 44 with 29 folding), usual pagination errors 68/86. Uncommon. Vol 2, Part 2, 1st edition, engraved titlepage with vignette (view of Bridge at Inverary) as titlepage, [2], (ii), Additions to the Tour in Scotland MDCCLXIX [1], 34 pp, Tour In Scotland MDCCLXXII Part 2, [1], 2-481 pp, [1], eng tp + 18 plates (4 folding and a map), has the usual pagination errors (85/58, 480/80), some spotting to tps and then just some faint browning at page edges. Part 2 covers and end pages fractionally darker than part 1, but same blind tooling. The map frontis to Part 1, is dated from 1777 and was probably from a later edition, it has a couple of small tears at creases. The title to Part 2, A Tour in Scotland. MDCCLXXII often causes confusion with the earlier tour because of the omission of the Voyage to the Hebrides to the title! (ESTC N27735. T113911. Allibone 1553. Anderson 372) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer circulated ‘Queries, addressed to the Gentlemen and Clergy of North-Britain’ [Scotland] with standard questions about natural history and the past and present state of the parish in order to allow locals to give ‘a fuller and more satisfactory Account of their Country, than it is the Power of a Stranger and transient Visitant to give’ (Pennant, Tour in Scotland, 287). See ODNB.

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        Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, from

      1776. New Jersey Allinson, Samuel [1739-1791], Compiler. Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, from the Surrender of the Government to Queen Anne, on the 17th Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord 1702, to the 14th Day of January 1776. To Which is Annexed, The Ordinance for Regulating and Establishing the Fees of the Court of Chancery of the Said Province. With Three Alphabetical Tables, and an Index. Compiled and Published under the Appointment of the General Assembly, and Compared with the Original Acts. Burlington: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1776. viii, 493, [1], 6, 6, 4, 4, 3, [1], 15 pp. Folio (13" x 9"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along fore-edges, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Rubbing with some wear to extremities, light scuffing to boards, a few small deeper scuffs to rear, joints just starting at ends, "1702-1776" in faint hand to center of spine, hinges cracked but secure. Toning, light browning in some places, faint waterstaining to margins near center of text block, occasional light foxing. Early owner signature (of Jedidiah Swan) to head of front free endpaper, occasional manuscript corrections to text (as in all copies), interior otherwise clean. * First edition. The last compilation of New Jersey's colonial-era laws, commonly referred to as Allinson's Laws, provides a portrait of life in New Jersey from 1702 to the landmark year, 1776. It addresses such topics as the regulation of ammunition, jails, constables, roads, conservation, corruption, marriage, militia and taxes. Isaac Collins was known for the excellence of his work. After the death of the appointed printer "to the King's Most Excellent Majesty" James Parker in 1770, Collins acquired Parker's business. He achieved additional renown in 1777 as the printer of The New Jersey Gazette, the first regularly published weekly newspaper in the state. As Felcone points out, all copies have manuscript corrections that were probably executed in Collins's shop. Due to shortages, the quality of the paper varied considerably from copy to copy, and all copies "exhibit differing degrees of foxing and browning from gathering to gathering.": Felcone, New Jersey Books 158. The "Jedidiah Swan" who owned this book i

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        CONSIDÉRATIONS SUR LES CORPS ORGANISÉS,

      - Oú l’on traite de leur Développement, de leur Origine, de leur Développement, de leur Reproduction, &c & où l’ on a reassemble en abrégé tout ce que l’Histoire Naturelle offer de plus intéressant sur ce sujet. Troisieme Edition. A AMSTERDAM Chez MARC MICHEL REY, MDCCLXXVI (1776) In 8.º de 20x12 cm. 2 volumes com lx-242 e xvi-280 pags. Encadernações da época inteiras de pele. Exemplar com manchas de humidade no segundo volume. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Kort verhaal der Reformatie van Zeeland in de zestiende eeuwe; benevens eenige verhandelingen dienende tot ophelderinge van de historie der kerk-hervorminge aldaar

      Middelburg: Pieter Gillissen, 1776. 8vo (20.9 cm, 8.25"). [6], xviii, 117, [11] pp. First edition of this history of the Dutch Reformed Church, written by a clergyman and professor at Leiden University. The title-page is printed in red and black. Provenance: Covers gilt-stamped with the device of Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere. Binding: Contemporary calf framed in gilt triple fillets and blind roll, rebacked preserving original spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather title-label; covers gilt-stamped with supra-libros as above. All edges marbled. Uncommon: OCLC and NUC Pre-1956 find only six U.S. locations. Bound as above; spine leather with small chips and cracks, sides with small unobtrusive areas of rubbing and light discoloration. Binding overall solid and still attractive; interior clean and nice.

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        IN COUNCIL OF SAFETY, PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 7, 1776. WHEREAS THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF EVERY STATE DEPENDS ON THE VIRTUOUS EXERTIONS OF INDIVIDUALS IN ITS DEFENCE; AND AS SUCH EXERTIONS CAN NEVER BE MORE REASONABLE AND NECESSARY THAN WHEN A PEOPLE ARE WANTONLY INVADED BY A POWERFUL ARMY, FOR THE AVOWED PURPOSE OF ENSLAVING THEM; WHICH IS AT PRESENT THE UNHAPPY SITUATION OF OUR NEIGHBORING STATE, AND WHICH MAY BE HOURLY EXPECTED IN THIS

      [Philadelphia: John Dunlap, Dec. 7, 1776].. Broadside, 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Old folds. Lightly tanned. Near fine. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, leather label. A rare and urgent Revolutionary broadside, issued in the wake of the British capture of Manhattan, and as they were marching through New Jersey toward Pennsylvania. This broadside was published by the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, and gives an immediate sense of the great danger felt in that state over the approach of the British army. The British took control of New York in mid- October, and captured Fort Washington a month later. Cornwallis took Newark on November 28, and pursued Washington's army to New Brunswick. It was not until December 7, the date of this broadside, that Washington moved his forces across the Delaware River. Philadelphia, the home of the Continental Congress and the biggest prize yet to fall, was certainly in the British sights. The text calls on every able-bodied man to take up arms in defense of his state, though an exception is made for those with faith- based objections, such as Quakers: "No excuse ought to be admitted or deemed sufficient against marching with the Militia at this Time, except Sickness, Infirmity of Body, Age, religious Scruples, or an absolute Order from the Authority of this State." A harsh judgement is rendered for anyone who is otherwise unwilling or unable to defend Philadelphia and Pennsylvania: "it is the opinion of this Board, that every Person who is so void of Honor, Virtue, and Love of his Country, as to refuse his Assistance at this Time of imminent public Danger, may justly be suspected of Designs inimical to the Freedom of America. — And where such Designs are very apparent from the Conduct of particular persons, such Persons ought to be confined during the Absence of the Militia." Despite the exceptions allowed for in this broadside, Quakers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere were in fact persecuted for refusing to take up arms in defense of the American cause, most notably in the case of the "Virginia exiles," a group of eighteen Pennsylvania Quakers who were interned in Virginia in 1777-78. General Howe began planning operations against Philadelphia in early 1777, taking the city in September of that year and holding it under British control until the following June. NAIP locates only a single copy of this broadside, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The American Antiquarian Society has a photostatic facsimile of this copy. Rare, and with an urgent call to arms in defense of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. BRISTOL B4333. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43132. NAIP w011824.

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        American Prohibitory Act

      London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST PRINTING. The American Prohibitory Act of 1776 prohibited the American colonies from "all manner of trade and commerce" and declared that any ships found trading "shall be forfeited to his Majesty, as if the same were the ships and effects of open enemies." This fateful Act declared all Americans to be outlaws beyond the king's protection even while conservative American leaders were working with their British counterparts to craft a settlement to present to the King and Parliament that would end the fighting between colonial and royal forces, protect the colonists from unconstitutional parliamentary legislation while at the same time stopping short of a declaration of independence. The American Prohibitory Act ended any chance for reconciliation. The following excerpt illustrates the importance of this act to American history. The excerpt is from a letter written in early 1776 by Joseph Hewes, a North Carolina merchant and, as of December 1775, a prominent opponent of independence: "The Act of Parliament prohibiting all trade and commerce between Great Britain and the colonies has been lately brought here by a Mr. Temple from London... I fear it will make the breach between the two countries so wide as never more to be reconciled... I see no prospect of reconciliation. Nothing is left now but to fight it out" (letter to Samuel Johnston, dated March 20, 1776, reprinted in English Historical Documents, volume IX, pp 863.) While it was Thomas Paine's Common Sense that proved crucial in mobilizing public opinion in favor of independence, no document played a more decisive role in the debate over independence at the Second Continental Congress than the American Prohibitory Act. London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1776. 16 Anno Regni Georgii III, cap 5. Complete volume. Volume also contains two additional acts relevant to the American Revolution, "An Act punishing Mutiny and Desertion" and "An Act to enable His Majesty...to call out and assemble militia in all cases of rebellion." Folio, contemporary full calf, red leather spine label. Bookplate of Rt. Honourable Earl of Portsmouth. A few stray scrapes to binding, light occasional wear. Overall very attractive in contemporary binding.

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        ETAT-PRESENT DE LA LOUISIANE, AVEC TOUTES LES PARTICULARITES DE CETTE PROVINCE D'AMERIQUE, POUR SERVIR DE SUITE A L'HISTOIRE DES ETABLISSEMENS DES EUROPEENS DANS LES DEUX INDES

      The Hague: Chez Frederic Staatman, 1776.. 147,[2]pp. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Occasional light tanning. Very good. Streeter describes this as the second edition, somewhat rearranged, of Champigny's LA LOUISIANE ENSANGLANTEE, a work issued with a false London imprint (actually Paris) in 1773. Howes, however, gives the two titles separate entries. "An absorbing account of the trial and punishment of leading French citizens of Louisiana, inflicted on them by Alexander O'Reilly, the Spanish Governor of the province at its transfer from France to Spain after the Seven Years War" - Streeter. Louisiana had been turned over by the French to the Spanish in the peace settlement in 1763, as part of France's ejection from North America by the victorious English and Spanish. The French citizens of Louisiana resented the weak Spanish government, and attempted a coup against it in 1768. The uprising was put down with vengeance by O'Reilly, sent to establish absolute Spanish authority. This book discusses in detail events from 1762, when the cession was agreed to, through 1771. HOWES C278, "b." STREETER SALE 1569. SABIN 11824.

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        Idea della storia, e delle consuetudini antiche della Valle Lagarina, ed in particolare del roveretano.

      s.n.,, S.n.t. (Rovereto?), 1776 - Cm. 27, pp. viii, 295 (1). Con capolettera decorati, bei fregi xilografici una tavola genealogica ripiegata f.t. Leg. coeva in mezza pergamena con punte. Qualche segno d'uso al piatto posteriore ed un timbretto parrocchiale al frontespizio. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questa preziosa fonte di studio per la Vallagarina e gli avvenimenti storici che conivolsero il Trentino prima del '700. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan of the City of New York

      London: Jefferys & Faden, Jany. 12 1776 [paper watermarked 'Ruse & Turners / 1831']. Copper-engraved map by Thomas Kitchin after Bernard Ratzer, in very good condition, apart from some expert repairs to old folds and the lower margin. 26 3/4 x 38 1/2 inches. A fine copy of an apparently unrecorded second state of this important plan of New York, including the Jefferys & Faden imprint: 'Made just prior to the Revolution, the Ratzen plan was the most accurate and useful survey of New York then circulating' (Deák) 'Ratzer was an experienced surveyor and a fine draughtsman' (Cumming) whose highly accomplished plan was based on John Montresor's hurried survey of 1765. Cumming goes on to note that Ratzer's plan was 'much more carefully surveyed and drafted than Montresor's map; the wharves along the Sound are detailed, the streets given names, and new buildings and streets on either side of the Bowery entered.' It was engraved by Thomas Kitchin who mistakenly recorded the cartographer's name as 'Ratzen'. According to Deák, the plan 'details a portion of the city extending from the Battery to a point south of today's Grand Street, including the road to Greenwich (along the Hudson), Broadway, and the Bowery Lane (the high road to Boston). Across the river, a small part of Long Island is depicted, with the important Brookland Ferry clearly indicated. Thirty-one numbered references to the major landmarks are given below the dedicatory cartouche. These include Fort George, various churches, religious meetinghouses, the Exchange, and marketplaces. The nineteenth reference is to "The College" (i.e., King's College), today's Columbia University, originally located on spacious grounds overlooking the Hudson, south of Murray Street'. Curiously, the index illustrates a degree of religious tolerance that would have been found in very few cities around the world and evinces the great diversity that has characterized the city throughout its history. There is a diverse collection of Protestant sects including Calvinist, Episcopalian, Lutheran, and Huguenot churches, in addition to a synagogue. However, Roman Catholicism and non-Christian African religions were not permitted to be practiced openly. The great estates located to the north of the city proper are shown as belonging to several famous families including the Rutgers, the Bayards, and the De Lanceys. The rarity of the Plan is highlighted by the fact that it was unknown to Cumming (writing in 1979) and does not appear to have been recorded since. Cumming lists a copy of Ratzer's Map with 'Ruse & Turners' watermarks, but was uncertain if the watermark date was 1831 or 1851. The watermark date on the present example of the Plan is 'Ruse & Turners / 1831'. Since both the Cumming copy of the Map and the present Plan appear to have been printed on the same batch of paper, it is highly probable that they were printed at the same time. What is certain is that the present work is finely printed on top quality paper and that the image shows no apparent differences or wear when compared with the earlier issue. Cumming 'The Montresor-Ratzer-Sauthier Sequence of Maps of New York City, 1766-76', no.5b & cf.9b, in Imago Mundi 31, pp.55-65; cf. Deák, American Views, 120; cf. Eno Collection, 29; cf. Manhattan in Maps, pp.73-77; cf. Stokes, Iconography of Manhattan Island 1, p.342

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        EXTRACTS FROM A MILITARY ESSAY, CONTAINING: REFLECTIONS ON THE RAISING, ARMING, CLOATHING AND DISCIPLINE OF THE BRITISH INFANTRY AND CAVALRY

      Philadelphia: Humphreys, Bell and Aitken, 1776.. 31pp. plus eight engraved plates (two folding). Contemporary calf boards, neatly rebacked in matching style, leather label. Slight wear to boards. Moderate foxing and slight dampstaining, outer edge of one plate soiled. Very good. First American edition of an important work on military issues, with interesting implications for the American Revolution, published almost concurrently with the Declaration of Independence. The text and plates cover a variety of topics, including marching, maneuvering, camping, attacking, and retreating. The unusual joint imprint of three Philadelphia printers is even more peculiar because Bell and Aitken are well known for their attachment to the Revolutionary cause, and Humphreys was a Loyalist who fled Philadelphia when the British evacuated in 1778. EVANS 14726. SABIN 18345.

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        A voyage round the world, in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV, by George Anson, Esq; afterwards Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty’s Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled, from his papers and materials, by Richard Walter, M. A. Chaplain of His Majesty’s Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with forty-two copper-plates [Extra-Illustrated]

      London: printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Davies, L. Hawes and Co. R. Horsfield, T. Becket, T. Lowndes, S. Crowder, J. Knox, T. Cadell, W. Otridge, G. Robinson, R. Baldwin, W. Woodfall, and E. Johnston [through 1776], MDCCXLVIII [1748]. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Near Fine+. Fifteenth Edition (first published 1748) of the official account of Anson's famous circumnavigation of the world, the "most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century" and a "masterpiece of descriptive travel." (Hill). Royal Quarto (not the inferior octavo edition of the same year), complete with 42 plates, maps and charts (many folding), in addition to the magnificent folding map, bound in as frontispiece, showing the route of the Centurion, not present in the first edition and not called for in the directions to the binder. xx,417,[3]pp. Contemporary speckled calf, sympathetically rebacked in matching brown calf, spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco label. End papers renewed, but retaining copper-engraved armorial bookplate of Julines Hering (presumably Julines Hering [1732-1797] of Heybridge Hall, military officer and later wealthy owner of sugar plantations in Jamaica), reaffixed to front paste down. An excellent copy, the attractive contemporary binding tight and secure, several maps with nearly invisible repairs by a paper conservationist, a few plates and adjacent text-pages foxed, a few neat marginal notes in brown ink in a contemporary hand, but in all a very bright, clean, well-margined copy, with only light occasional finger-soiling and spotting. Hill 1817. Sabin 1629. Gibson's Library, p. 50. ESTC Citation No. N52653. & One of the landmark English circumnavigations, Anson's voyage laid the groundwork for British voyages of exploration in the Pacific by Cook and others during the second half of the 18th century. Unlike those later voyages undertaken for scientific purposes, however, Anson's was a strictly military expedition, intended to disrupt Spanish commerce in the Pacific and cut off Spanish supplies of wealth from South America after the outbreak of war between Britain and Spain, in 1739. In the autumn of that year, Anson was put in command of a small squadron—the Centurion (60 guns), the Gloucester (50 guns), the Severn (50 guns), the Pearl (40 guns), the Wager (28 guns), the sloop Tryal (8 guns) and two store ships—and sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America. But after his ships were battered by storms and most of his crew lost during the trip round Cape Horn, the expedition was on the verge of collapse. Anson retreated across the Pacific to Macao, where the Centurion was repaired and more crew was signed on. Then, in June, 1743, Anson achieved a substantial victory, capturing a Spanish treasure ship, the Manila galleon, off the Philippines, and returned to England in 1744 by way of China, thus completing a circumnavigation. "Anson’s voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters, but to the British public of 1744 it was the treasure of the galleon, triumphantly paraded through the streets of London, which did something to restore national self-esteem battered by an unsuccessful war." (ODNB) The precise authorship of the Voyage has long been a subject of debate. Although the title-page states the book was "compiled" by Richard Walter, chaplain of Anson's flagship the 'Centurion,' Sir John Barrow's 1839 Life of George, Lord Anson claimed it was, in fact, written by Colonel Benjamin Robins, "an engineer officer of great talent and celebrity." According to Barrow, "Walter drew the skeleton, and Robins clothed it with flesh and warmth of imagination." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Veduta del Palazza Stopani Architettura di Rafaele d'Urbino

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1776. 41.5x66.3 cm. - H. 128 I (von III) - Wilton-Ely 261 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807. Palazzo Vidoni (früher Palazzo Stoppani) mit dem Corso Vittorio Emanuele, die Kirche Il Gesù im Hintergrund. Auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1776 - FIRST EDITIONS. "To this task Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM, 222). Six volumes. Quarto. Contemporary tan calf rebacked with old red and green lettering-pieces laid down, gilt in compartments. Engraved portrait frontispiece in Vol. I, 2 folding maps in Vol. II, 1 folding map in Vol. III, without half-titles in Vols. II and III, others present. Frontispiece slightly foxed as usual, some offsetting, a few gatherings slightly foxed, a very good set. 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). The portrait of Gibbon "engraved by Joseph Hall from an original picture painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds" published by Strahan and Cadell in 1780 and issued with the second volume, has been moved by the binder to the appropriate place, at the beginning of vol. I. That volume is in the second of two variant states, without the cancels X4 and a4. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissertation Sur Les Attributs De Venus, Qui a Obtenu l'Accessit, Au Jugement De l'Academie Royale Des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres, a La Seance Publique Du Mois De Novembre 1775

      Paris: De L'Imprimerie De Prault, ...et Se Trouve Chez Pissot, 1776. 108pp, half-title, fine engraved frontispiece of Venus Anadyomene after Titian, by d'Augustin de Saint- Aubin, titlepage vignette, plate at page 47 engraved with eight medallions representing Venus, smaller engravings of medallions within the text, engraved vignette head and tail pieces. Page [93] has a paragraph written by Monseigneur the Minister of Justice dated October 15, 1775 stating he could not find anything that would prevent the printing of this work. At the onset of the revolution, all restrictions regulated against printing and presses were abolished, although they still retained censorship. Bound in contemporary calf triple ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments gilt, spine label gilt, marbled endpapers, some footnotes in Greek, edges rubbed with wear to corners. A very nice copy without foxing. The study of Aphrodite/Venus through the ages.. Quarto.

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        Le costume ou essai sur les habillements et les usages de plusieurs peuples de l'antiquité, prouvé par les monuments

      Liege: Aux dépens de l'auteur, chez J.F. Bassompierre, 1776. 4to (24.9 cm, 9.8"). xxxi, [1], 411, [1] pp.; 51 plts. First edition: Treatise on ancient dress among the Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Jews, Romans, and other people. The author, a Flemish artist also known as Andries Cornelis Lens, came to the study of antiquarian clothing by way of his classically inspired focus in painting. Illustrated with 51 copper-engraved plates done by Pitre Martenasie, this is an "Ouvrage estimé" according to Brunet (who seemingly mistakenly cites 57 engravings as opposed to the 51 given by von Lipperheide, described in institutional holdings, and present here). Brunet, III, 980; Von Lipperheide, Katalog der Freiherrlich von Lipperheide'schen Kostumbibliothek, 105. Contemporary calf, rebacked in complementary style, spine with gilt-stamped leather title and author labels and gilt-stamped compartment decorations; original leather acid-pitted and cracked over edges and extremities. Front pastedown with small bookseller's ticket from Albany, NY; free endpapers with a few stray pencilled notations. Dedication page with institutional rubber-stamp in lower margin.

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        The Gentleman Farmer being An Attempt to improve Agriculture, by subjecting it to the Test of Rational Principles.

      Edinburgh: Printed for W.Creech and T.Cadell, 1776. First edition. All edges speckled red. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, gilt, red label, gilt. . Some offsetting in text. Upper hinge cracked but holding. Internal crack between sections Y and Z but binding tight. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, gilt, red label, gilt. Some slight wear to extremities. A very good, sound copy.. 8vo. pp xxiv (misprinted as xxvi) + 409 + 2 (advertisements) + 3 engraved plates at rear. Kames, born in Eccles, Berwickshire was one of the key figures of the Scottish enlightenment. "As an amateur agriculturalist, [the Scottish judge and philosopher] acquired a considerable reputation, and his "Gentleman Farmer " was a valuable addition to the general stock of agricultural knowledge"(DNB). Fussell II, pp108-09 Macdonald p 215. Perkins No.817.

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        Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775, On Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere, by Which the Non-Existence of An Undiscovered Continent, Between the Equator and the 50th Degree of Southern Latitude, Is Demonstratively Proved

      Dublin, Ireland: Caleb Jenkin, No. 58, Dame street; and, John Beatty, No. 32, Skinner row, 1776. First Irish Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good. Sprinkled leather over boards, decorative "V" pattern to board edges, six compartment spine with title - Cooke's Voyage [sic] - and borders in gilt onto red leather spine label, 8vo (7-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches [19.1 x 12.1 cm]), pp. [i-ii], (frontispiece map), [iii-v], vi-xv, (1 blank), [1], 2-141, [142], 143-328, all edges trimmed. Printed area of large fold out map is 21-5/8" wide x 7-11/16" high [54.8 cm x 19.5 cm]. The map shows "New Land Discovered", "Land Seen" and has Australia marked as "New Holland" with the south coast being uncharted and Tasmania as part of the mainland. Binding worn with boards exposed at corners, chip to leather of top board near center of joint, top joint cracked to midpoint of spine, p.o. name in pencil to front pastedown and a row of numbers to ffep. Text is moderately toned and soiled throughout with ink stains affecting title page and map. Map has short closed tears at outer edges of folds. Book still tightly bound with binders twine being noted at hinges, as per bookbinding methods of the time, where "...until the early years of the nineteenth century all endpapers, were sewn on, and never merely tipped on with paste as they sometimes are today." [Middleton, 4th edition, pg. 108-111]. The Dublin edition of John Marra's journal. First published anonymously in London several months after returning home to England in 1775, it was the first account of these unknown, distant and most exotic reaches of the globe. While Marra's Journal provided Europe with descriptions of the indigenous peoples of a number of Pacific societies, the voyage also proved that no southern continent existed in the temperate zone, and had the Resolution making the first crossing by ship over the Antarctic circle. Ref. Beddie-1270,1271; Sabin-16247; Cox, vol. 1, p. 59.

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        La Araucana {2 vols complete}

      Antonio de Sancha 1776. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Two volumes pub. 1776, half-title in vol. one, engraved portrait of the author, 3 plates and one folding map with short closed tear to inner margin. Small damp-stain to outer margin of first 3 leaves of vol 2, else a notably clean and bright copy. Excellent tight hinges, in very presentable contemporary Spanish full calf with gilt and morocco labels to spines. Very handsome set.

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        A Discourse upon some late improvements of the Means for Preserving the Health of Mariners

      London,: Royal Society,, 1776.. Small quarto, [iv], 44 pp. with the half-title, woodcut title device and headpiece, leaf C4 a cancel as usual; a very good clean copy in modern green quarter morocco. One of the most significant of all the printed works relating to Cook's voyages.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 this original edition 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 the year's Copley medal award, and 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.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...'.The NUC locates only four copies in American libraries, those at Harvard, John Carter Brown, National Library of Medicine and the Naval Observatory Library.Beddie, 1290; Holmes, 20; Kroepelien, 1065; Norman sale, 378; Streeter (Sr.) sale, 2410.

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        An Actual Survey, of the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar &

      Grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von W. Haydon und Andrew Dury nach James Rennell 1776. 100x149 cm. Von 4 Platten gedruckt und zusammengesetzt. Maßstab 1 : 740.000. - Tooley 2 Bd. 4 S. 33f. - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. II, S. 663 - Gole 87/1.1 - Großformatige und detaillierte Karte die Bihar, Westbengalen, Jharkand, Bangla Desh, Ganges-Delta und Teile Birmas zeigt. Das Gebiet südlich des Himalaya wird begrenzt durch Bettiah, Rangamatty, Cospour, die Küste von Arakan, Balasur, Varanasi (Benares) und Ghazipur. Oben rechts große Widmung an die Direktoren der East India Company, mit Auflistung ihrer Namen.Im Verlag von Andrew Dury erschien 1776 die nach Vorlagen von James Rennell geschaffene Karte. Rennell (1742 - 1830) war Kartograph, Geopgraph und als Topograph für die East India Company tätig. Nachdem Großbritannien das Gebiet Bengalen erworben hatte, wurde 1767 das Amt eines "Surveyor General" geschaffen und Rennell damit betraut. 1777 kehrte er nach England zurück um dort seine geographischen Forschungen fortzusetzen.Kurze Einrisse im schmalen Papierrand restauriert, kleine Fehlstelle (7 x 4 cm) im Bereich des Golfes von Bengalen hinterlegt, unten links in einem kartographisch nicht ausgeführten Teil der Provinz Orixa Papierausriss ca. 19,5 x 9,5 cm ergänzt, kleine Eckabrisse oben links in der Randleiste ergänzt.Interessante Karte in außergewöhnlichem Format.

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        Elevation and Floorplans of the British Coffee House

      London: 1776. Copper engraving. Engraved by Robert Blyth. In excellent condition. 17 1/4 x 23 inches. 19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. An elegant engraving of the British Coffee House in London, from Robert Adam's seminal work on English architecture. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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

      1776. [Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832)]. A Fragment on Government; Being an Examination of What is Delivered, On the Subject of Government in General, In the Introduction to Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries: With a Preface, In Which is Given a Critique on the Work at Large. London: Printed for T. Payne, 1776. [iv], lvii, [2], 208 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Nineteenth-century quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, front hinge starting at head. Moderate toning and light foxing to text, a few corners dog-earned, small hole to margin of a leaf. Early owner signature (William Duane) to head of title page and preface, annotation, presumably in his hand to foot of p. xxi (part of final line lost to trimming), interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Bentham's first book, this trenchant analysis of contemporary legal and political ideas offered the first significant criticism of Blackstone. "If it were nothing more, it would have no interest for later generations, which do not regard Blackstone as an authority upon speculative questions of politics or history, and therefore do not need to have Blackstone's theories corrected or disproved. But in criticizing Blackstone's views, Bentham necessarily expounds his own. As Bentham is one of the few English writers of mark upon the theory of political institutions, and as his doctrine forms a link in the chain of English political philosophy, we still read the Fragment of Government in order to see, not how far Blackstone was wrong, but how far Bentham was right" (Montague). The William Duane who owned this copy may have been the important Philadelphia lawyer and politician. Born in Ireland in 1780, he settled in Philadelphia, where he helped his father publish the important anti-Federalist newspaper, the Aurora. He became an influential lawyer and powerful state politician, serving several terms in the state assembly, and was later Jackson's treasury secretary. He died in 1865. OCLC locates 2 copies in North American law libraries (Baylor, Ohio State). Another copy located at Harvard Law School. Montague, "Introduction" in Bentham, A Fragment of Government (Oxford, 1891) 59. Eller, The Wil

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