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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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        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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        Hushållnings Journal.

      Utgifwen Genom Kgl. Patriotiska Sällskapets föranstaltande 1776-1780, 1782-1789. Med Bihang Til Hushållnings Journalen För Augustus, År 1778. Afhandling angånde Fiskerierna i Bohus=Länske Skärgården. Stockholm, Johan Georg Lange 1776-77. Stockholm, Peter Hesselberg Januarii - September 1778, Stockholm, Kongl. Tryckeriet October 1778 - Augustus 1779. Stockholm, And. Joh. Medelplan September 1779 - Junius 1780. Stockholm Holmeriska Tryckeriet Julius 1780 - December 1780. Stockholm, P. A. Brodin Januarius 1782 - Augustus 1786. SAtockholm, Johan A. Carlbom September 1786 - December 1789. 8:o. Register öfwer Kongl. Patriotiska Sällskapets Hushållnings-Journal, Ifrån dess början Med September Månad År 1776, In till 1789 Års slut. 142 s. Stockholm, Johan A. Carlbom 1790. 8:o. Ny Journal Uti Hushållningen 1790 - October 1813. Stockholm, Johan A. Carlbom, Januarii 1790 - Februarii 1813. Stockholm, A. Gadelius Mars 1813 - October 1813. 8:o. Hushållnings Journal bundna i 12 uniforma halvfranskaband med fem äkta bind. Pärmpapper på bakre pärm år 1778 delvis borta. K. L. (Knut Leijonhuvud) i guld på främre pärm. Register i samtida halvfransktband med rikt förgylld rygg. Interfolierad med handskrivet register till Ny Journal till 1795. Ny Journal bundna i 11 samtida välbevarade uniforma halvfranskaband. År 1812 - October 1813 oskurna i häften. Samtliga främre omslag medbundna. Innehållsförteckning på omslagen. Med utvikbara graverade planscher. Vackra sviter av Journal respektive Ny Journal. Rena fina inlagor. Någon enstaka plansch med reva. Md Nils Sandbergs Exlibris i samtliga bundna volymer.. Årgång 1781 saknas samt resterande häften fram till utgivningen upphörde 1814

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        Geografie, Sammandragen utur De Nyaste och Tilförliteligaste Auctoren. I, II:1-2, III:1-2, IV, V.

      I. Delen. Stockholm 1776 hos Bokhandlaren D. Segerdahl för auctorens räkning. Tryckt hos Lars Wennberg. 8.o. Graverat titelblad,(8),345,(5) s.; Andra Delen. Innefattande Helvetien, Förenta Nederland, Tyskland och Preusiska Herraväldet. Stockholm, J. C. Holmberg 1788. 8:o. (4),432,(2),433- 861,(1) s.; Tredje Delen, Förra Bandet. Innefattande Stor-Brittanien. Stockholm, J. C. Holmberg 1793. 8:o. (4), 624 s.; Tredje Delen, Sednare Bandet. Innefattande Danska Riket. Stockholm, J. C. Holmberg 1794. 8:o. (10), 414 s; 4 Tomen. Innehållande: Asien, Africa, Nord-America, Syd-America och Polynesien. Stockholm, Tryckt hos Anders Zetterberg 1795. 8:o. (8), 671, (1) s.; (V. Delbeteckning på rygg.) Beskrifning Om Frankrike, Efter dels nuvarande Indelning, jämte de eröfrade Länderne i Europa, samt dess Besittningar i de öfrige Verldsdelarne. Stockholm, J. C. Holmberg, 1796. Samtida välbevarade halvskinnband i kalv, ryggar med rik gulddekor. Rödfärgade snitt. Tredje Delen, Förra bandet titelblad och första bladet är 8 mm mindre i nedre kant, avslutas med råkanter från arket. Namnteckning A. G. Berger på främre pärms spegel Del III:2. 18,5 x 11,5 cm. 7 voymer.. Den här betecknade Del V är en nyutgåva av beskrivningen om Frankrike. Här saknas de fyra delarna som beskriver Sverige och Finland samt delen om sydvästra Asien som utkom 1802

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        TOPOGRAFIA UNIVERSALE DELLA CITTA' DI NAPOLI IN CAMPAGNA FELICE.

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

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        A Plan of the Attack of Fort Sulivan, near Charles Town in South Carolina. by a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, on the 28th June 1776. with the Disposition of the King's Land Forces, and the Encampments and Entrenchments of the Rebels from the Drawings made on the Spot

      London: "Printed and sold by William Faden, Successor to the late Mr. Thomas Jefferies, Geographer to the King...", 10th August 1776. Copper- engraved map, engraved one-line dedication to Sir Peter Parker and letterpress text in two columns beneath the map. Inset plan of the fort. 20 7/8 x 16 1/2 inches. Extremely rare first issue of a separately- published Revolutionary War broadside battle plan depicting a critical altercation near Charleston, South Carolina. This highly important and finely engraved and letterpress broadside map captures the dramatic action surrounding the British naval assault on Fort Sullivan (called here "Sulivan"), the strategic key to Charleston. In the Spring of 1776, South Carolina had fallen into the firm possession of the Americans, a reality the British were determined to challenge. They dispatched a fleet of twenty ships (although only nine were armed) under Commodore Peter Parker, manned by marines, with the mission under the overall command of Maj. General Sir Henry Clinton. The ships moored in Five Fathom Hole, and landed on Long Island, which lay to the north of Sullivan's Island. Meanwhile, practical considerations indicated that the Patriot defenders were in considerable trouble. Led by Col. William Moultrie, the Americans were short of experienced troops and ammunition. Fort Sullivan, located on the southern tip of the island of the same name had to be held, otherwise Charleston would surely fall. While the elegant plan of the fort, located in the inset at the upper left of the map, makes it appear to be a well designed bastion, it was in reality cobbled together with palmetto logs. Moultrie had a total of 1,125 men against the 2,900 British marines. More worryingly, the fort had only 26 guns, with only 28 rounds of ammunition per gun against the British fleet's 270 well-stocked cannon.Fortunately for the Americans, the British proceeded to make a series of strategic errors. Clinton, who relied on information given by harbour pilots who were press-ganged into service, spent days looking for a non-existent ford between Long and Sullivan's Island, which in reality was prevented by the presence of a seven foot deep channel. This bought the Americans time, which allowed American Col. William Thomson to fortify the northern tip of the island, as indicated on the map.On June 28th, the British mounted their full on naval assault of the fort, as indicated on the map by the ships shown grouped together just off of the fort, with each ship being named and detailed with its number of guns. Moultrie wisely rationed and synchronized the use of his limited firepower, such that the British met heavier than expected resistance. Unfamiliar with the tidal shoals that lay near the fort, the British ships were unable to sail in close enough to the fort to deliver lethal blows, while remaining in range of the American guns. Amazingly, many of the British rounds which did strike the fort were harmlessly absorbed into the structure's spongy palmetto logs. The British flagship HMS Bristol took heavy losses, and another ship ran aground and had to be abandoned. Another British attempt to storm Thomson's northern positions with a raid by long boats was easily repelled. The British were forced to completely withdraw, and promptly set sail for New York.This copy is the very rare first state (of four known issues) of the map, which was the first Revolutionary battle plan to be drafted by William Faden. The text in two columns is found only on this issue and gives an account of the action taken from a letter by Parker to Lieutenant General Clinton. This issue was separately published as a broadside giving news of the battle to a British audience eager for information about the war; later issues, without text, appeared in Faden's North American Atlas. Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution, map 8; Nebenzahl, A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution 1775-1795, 64; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 14(a), in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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

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

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        Berättelse Om de nya Uptäckter, som blifwit gjorde i Söderhavet, Åren 1767, 1768, 1769 och 1770.

      Författad, enligt sednaste underrättelser, af hr. De Freville. Med en bifogad charta af hr. Vaugondy. Öfversatt ifrån fransyska. Förra - Senare delen. Upsala, tryckt hos Johan Edman, på egen bekostnad, 1776. (28),308,(2) + (2),326,(6) s. + utvikbar karta. Samtida nött halvskinnband. Rygg med fem upphöjda bind. Två äldre namnteckningar samt fläck i innermargen på titelblad, vilken fortsätter några sidor i början. Främre försättsblad saknas. Äldre namnteckning på främre spegel. 18 x 11 cm

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        The Canadian Freeholder: In Two [.Three.] Dialogues Between An Englishman and a Frenchman, Settled In Canada. Shewing The Sentiments of the Bulk of the Freeholders of Canada concerning the late Quebeck - Act; with some Remarks on the. Boston-Charter Act; and an Attempt to shew the great Expediency of immediately repealing both those Acts of Parliament, and of making some other useful Regulations and Concessions to his Majesty's American Subjects, as a Ground for a Reconciliation with the United Colonies in America

      London: B. White, 1776-79. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. QUITE SCARCE IN THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF VOLUME 1 3 vol. 483; xxii,404; xlii,[399]-810pp. Half titles. Our set includes the first state of the first volume title page stating '' a dialogue showing the sentiments of the bulk of the Freeholders of Canada... etc'', the second and third volumes stating '' in three dialogues''.. Old Full tree calf, gilt spine bands, red moroccan spine labels, rebacked. internally very good. Prev. owner's bookplate. . Brown edges to perimeters of the first few pages of all three sets Vol. 3 pages xxix, xxx, xxxii have the numbers torn (text) and some of these numbers are missing., Bookplate of Isaac Hawkins Browne (1745Ñ1818) was the only son of Isaac Hawkins Browne (poet) (1705-60). In 1790, he opened coal mines on his estate and leased enough land in Old Park to enable Thomas Botfield to build the Old Park ironworks there. Browne was one of the members of Parliament for Bridgnorth from 1784 to 1812, supporting the ministries of William Pitt the younger, Henry Addington, the Duke of Portland, and Spencer Perceval. , Contains an account of the Boston Massacre. The first "Dialogue" argues for reconciliation through repeal of the Quebec Act and the Boston-Charter Act. The second examines Lord Mansfield's argument on the power of the Crown to tax and makes laws for the Colonies. The third offers Baron Maseres' plan of reconciliation, amplified from the first "Dialogue." Lande 615, Dionne II 825. Gagnon I 658 TPL 521 . Sabin 45412. Maseres (1731-1824), London-born and Cambridge educated, became Attorney General of Quebec,1766-1769 and his intention with the Freeholder was to convey to the public a true representation of the sentiments of the French or Canadian inhabitants of the Province concerning the Quebec Act, and likewise to suggest some reasons for repealing not only that obnoxious Act but also the Act for altering the Charter of Massachusetts's Bay. The dialogue gives a good example of the sentiments of both Canadians and Americans towards those 2 Acts of Parliament. This dialogue, published covering three years between a British gentleman and a Catholic Canadian freeholder, talks about the political concerns of the American colonies. Maseres was one of the strongest Whig friends of the American colonies during the time of the Revolution. Boston Massacre reference on page 80

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776-81. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. VERY GOOD SET IN UNRESTORED BINDINGS 4to 11/5" x 9.5" (290 x 240 mm). Half-titles in all 3 volumes. three folding engraved maps (2 in vol. 2, 1 in vol. 3), . Some offsetting and occasional spotting in volume Original leather spines, boards and marbled end papers. Spines tooled with elaborate design including the date and dragon head gold embossed. Boards weak but holding on all 3 volumes. A very good set in unrestored original bindings. Vol. 1 - 1781 Vol. I is Volume the First, the second edition, issued almost immediately after the first. Preface 4pp, Contents 3pp [blank] 586, [2], lxxxviii, (more offsetting in the notes section than normal). Vol. 2 - 1781 Volume the Second engraved frontispiece portrait of Gibbon after Joshua Reynolds, dated 1 February 1780, Title page, Table of Content 5pp, [blank] , full-sheet map of the Eastern Roman Empire by Thomas Kitchen, 640; half-sheet folding map of the Propontis,p22, [1 errata], [1 blank], Vol. 3 -1781 Volume the Third Contents 7pp, [1 blank], full-sheet folding map of the Western Roman Empire by Thomas Kitchen, 640; [blank] errata, List of contents for vol.1-12p, ads for Cadell books 8pp. p.177 correctly numbered and p.179, line 18 reading 'Honorious'; , Ormathwaite book plate. Possibly Sir John Benn Walsh, 1st Baron Ormathwaite (1798Ð1881) The Benn/Walsh family were created Lords Ormathwaite in 1868 Interesting there are only three volumes to this set (of six potential volumes) Perhaps, if there were six volumes they were sold off separately as part of the financial troubles Sir John's son, Aurthur John Walsh, (1848 - 1920) 2nd Baron caused in 1895. , Decline and Fall ranks as a 'masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style' and despite the numerous later works devoted to this voluminous subject remains 'the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which continues to be reprinted and actually read' (PMM). Grolier English 58; Norton 20, 23, 29; PMM 222; Rothschild 942.

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        A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain...According to the System of the Celebrated Linneaeus - 2 vols bound in 1 {complete}

      Printed by Swinney for Cadel 1776. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1776. Two volumes bound as one. Very handsome chestnut full calf raised bands gilt and title gilt on red. Complete with 12 engraved plates (two folding), ppi - xcvi + pp838 intermittent occasional spotting primarily to early and late leaves. Occasional short manuscript annotations (mostly adding Latin names to English)

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        COLONY OF MASSACHUSETT'S-BAY, 1776. WE THE SUBSCRIBERS, DO EACH OF US SEVERALLY FOR OURSELVES, PROFESS, TESTIFY AND DECLARE BEFORE GOD AND THE WORLD, THAT WE VERILY BELIEVE THAT THE WAR, RESISTANCE AND OPPOSITION IN WHICH THE UNITED AMERICAN COLONIES ARE NOW ENGAGED AGAINST THE FLEETS AND ARMIES OF GREAT-BRITAIN, IS ON THE PART OF THE SAID COLONIES, JUST AND NECESSARY

      [Watertown: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1776].. Broadside on a folio sheet, 13 1/4 x 8 inches. Old folds. Faint offsetting from folding. Light stain in center right margin. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase. A rare Revolutionary oath, printed as a broadside and sent to towns throughout Massachusetts in 1776. Issued shortly after May 1, some two months before the formal Declaration of Independence of early July, the text calls on citizens to pledge not to, "during the said War, directly or indirectly, in any Ways, aid, abet or assist, any of the Naval or Land Forces of the King of Great- Britain, or any employ'd by him; or supply them with any Kind of Provisions, Military or Naval Stores...." The oath further calls on citizens not to communicate any intelligence to British forces, recruit anyone to the British army or navy, or "take up or bear Arms against this or either of the United Colonies." Rather, the colonists pledge to "defend by Arms, the United American Colonies." This oath was printed in accordance with the Massachusetts legislature's passage of the act of May 1, 1776, severing ties with Great Britain. The bottom half of this document is blank, and was meant to be signed in manuscript by those ascribing to the oath. The present copy is unaccomplished. Evans notes that the copy in the Massachusetts Archives is signed by James Otis, James Bowdoin, and other well-known Boston area patriots. NAIP and Ford together locate only five copies. Rare. EVANS 14840. NAIP w007237. FORD, MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 2030. BRISTOL B4251. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43064.

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        [DOCUMENT SIGNED BY JOHN MORTON, BEING A PRINTED FORM, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, APPOINTING DAVID JOHNSTON TO A MILITARY COMMAND IN THE PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

      [Np, but Philadelphia]. July 8, 1776.. Broadside, 8 x 10 inches. Old fold lines. Separation along vertical fold repaired and reinforced. Minor paper loss in center of document also repaired and reinforced, minutely affecting three letters of text. Left edge trimmed closely, affecting first word of each line. Light soiling. Signature clear and distinct. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case. Partially printed broadside, completed in manuscript, appointing David Johnston, Gentleman, "third lieutenant of a company of foot in the fifth Battalion of Associators in the County of Cumberland...for the protection of this province, against all hostile enterprizes, and for the defence of American Liberty." The document is signed by John Morton (1725-77), a signer of the Declaration of Independence a few days earlier, in his capacity as the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly. "Morton played a significant role in Pennsylvania's movement toward independence. As Quaker assemblymen grew less willing to support ever-stronger resistance measures in 1775, Morton was part of the crucial Chester County assembly delegation, which provided the slim margin of support for organizing a state militia. Morton tried unsuccessfully to preserve political unity in Pennsylvania as the decision for independence was forced on the assembly in 1776. Although he acknowledged that the colonial assembly was too slow to support independence, Morton opposed the new government organized under the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776. He believed that the state constitutional convention exceeded its popular support by establishing a radically different form of government for the province and by temporarily serving as a state government. He served as a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses and signed the Declaration of Independence, making possible Pennsylvania's three-to-two vote in favor of withdrawal from the British Empire. He chaired the congressional committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation, although he did not live to see them ratified" - ANB. Since Morton died less than nine months after the Declaration, the first Signer to die, his signature post- Independence is rare, and any Signer in 1776 is desirable. This document, however, is about as close as one can come to a Signer's signature on July 4, 1776. Since 1975, only seven letters or documents have come on the market signed by Signers in July 1776. The famous Caesar Rodney letter of July 4, the only one by any Signer actually written on the day, sold for $400,000 at the Doheny sale in 1989. The next closest, a Robert Morris letter of July 6, sold for $7500 at the Maass sale in 1999. The present document is the next closest to these, on July 8. Letters of Arthur Middleton and William Ellery, both of July 10, sold for $80,000 in 2008 and $110,000 in 1990. After this comes the famed Doheny- Copley document of July 12, signed by Button Gwinnett and five other Signers, which realized $190,000 at Doheny and sold for $690,000 at Sotheby's April 14, 2010 sale of material from the Copley Library. Distinguished company indeed. This document, from the Copley Library collection, has never appeared for public sale. ANB 15, p.951.

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        1st British Printing of the Declaration of Independence

      D. Henry, 1776. UK 1st. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. The Gentlemen's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle August 1776 Issue. D. Henry, 1776. Featuring what is likely the 1st British printing of the United States Declaration of Independence! Contains illuminating coverage of the American Revolution. VERY SCARCE! Maps and plates generally fine with only a single closed tear to gutter of one map (168); slight edge-wear and spotting to scarce contemporary boards, wear to spine. An extremely good copy of a fascinating historical record! The Gentleman's Magazine, founded by Edward Cave in 1731 under his famous pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, was the most influential periodical of its age and inaugurated one of modern publishing's most characteristic formats. Its impact extended to America where, in 1741, Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine was chiefly patterned after London's ten-year-old Gentleman's Magazine (Isaacson, 118). In time, Gentleman's Magazine reflected Britain's increasing concerns over the American Revolution - as seen in its printing of The Declaration of Independency in the August issue (page 361) and in its four folding maps documenting areas of the colonies engaged in major battles.

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        The Spectator

      Edinburgh: No Publisher, 1776. Eight volumes complete - Volume One - vi, 361pp, [15]; Volume Two - [2], iii, [1], 380pp, [12]; Volume Three - [2], ii, 360pp, [10]; Volume Four - [2], iv, 335pp, [12]; Volume Five - [2], iii, [1], 339pp, [12]; Volume Six - iv, 5-343pp, [20]; Volume Seven - v, [2], 8-376pp, [12] and Volume Eight - vii, [2], 10-326pp, [10]. Contemporary uniform full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, oval volume label to third, bands bordered with gilt rule. Slightly rubbed to extremities, one or two spots of darkening, corners rubbed. Internally some occasional light foxing, but generally fairly clean. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedowns. Each volume with engraved frontispiece and engraved title, an attractive set. Estc N24115, with only four locations in the UK. Reprint. Full Calf. Good+. 12mo.

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        The American Atlas: or, a geographical description of the whole continent of America: wherein are delineated at large its several regions, countries, states, and islands; and chiefly the British Colonies

      London: Printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1776. Folio. (22 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches). Letterpress title and index leaf, otherwise engraved throughout. 23 engraved maps on 30 sheets (1 single page, 11 double-page, 18 folding), all hand-coloured in outline. (Blank corner of map sheets numbered 18 and 19 restored). Expertly bound to style in half calf over contemporary marbled boards, retaining original backstrip and gilt morocco spine label. The most important 18th century atlas for America: a "geographical description of the whole continent of America, as portrayed in the best available maps in the latter half of the eighteenth century ... as a major cartographic reference work it was, very likely, consulted by American, English, and French civilian administrators and military officers during the Revolution" (Ristow). As a collection, the American Atlas stands as the most comprehensive, detailed and accurate survey of the American colonies at the beginning of the Revolution. Among the distinguished maps are; Braddock Meade's A Map of the Most Inhabited Parts of New England, the largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published; a map of The Provinces of New York and New Jersey by Samuel Holland, the Surveyor general for the northern American colonies; William Scull's A Map of Pennsylvania, the first map of that colony to include its western frontier; Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson's A Map of the Most Inhabited part of Virginia, the best colonial map for the Chesapeake region; and Lt. Ross's Course of the Mississipi, the first map of that river based on English sources. Jefferys was the leading English cartographer of the 18th century. From about 1750, he published a series of maps of the English American colonies, that were among the most significant produced in the period. As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and after 1761, Geographer to the King, Jefferys was well placed to have access to the best surveys conducted in America, and many of his maps held the status of "official work." Jefferys died on 20th November 1771, and in 1775, his successors, Robert Sayer and John Bennett, gathered these separately-issued maps together and republished them in book form as The American Atlas. The present second edition, issued in 1776, includes A new Map of the Province of Quebec (a significant addition) in place of Jefferys' The Middle British Colonies and a second issue of Samuel Holland's The Provinces of New York and New Jersey, published on 20 December 1775. The maps are as follows (many of the maps are on several sheets, and in accordance with the letterpress index, each individual sheet is numbered, the measurements refer to the image size): 1-3. Braddock Meade (alias John Green). "A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Published 10 June 1775. Six sheets joined into three, 43 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches. Stevens & Tree 4(d). This great wall map was chiefly issued to expose the errors in Delisle and Buache's map of the Pacific Northwest, published in Paris in 1752. 4. Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg. "The Russian Discoveries". Published March 2nd 1775. One sheet, 18 x 24 inches. 5-6. Thomas Pownall after E. Bowen. "A New and Correct map of North America, with the West India Islands . Published 15th February, 1777. Four sheets joined into two, 43 x 47 inches. Stevens & Tree 49(f). Thomas Pownall updated Bowen's "North America" map of 1755. Pownall's version included the relevant results of the first treaty of Paris, drawn up after the end of the French and Indian War. 7. Thomas Jefferys. "North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville, Improved with the English Surveys Made since the Peace". Published 10 June 1775. One sheet, 18 x 20 inches. Stevens & Tree 51(c) 8. Samuel Dunn. "A Map of the British Empire in North America". Published 10 January 1774 . 1/2 sheet, 12 x 19 inches. Stevens & Tree 53(b). 9. Thomas Jefferys. "An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti". Published 25 May 1775. Two sheets joined into one, 23 1/2 x 37 inches. Stevens & Tree 76(d). 10. Sayer & Bennett. "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence." Published 25th March 1775. One sheet, 19 1/2 x 24 inches. 11. Capt. [Samuel] Holland. "A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence". Published 6 April 1775. One sheet, 15 x 27 1/4 inches. 12. James Cook & Michael Lane. "A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland". Published 10th May 1775. One sheet, 21 1/2 x 22 inches. Lieutenant and later Captain James Cook went on to gain renown for his three exploratory voyages in the Pacific. 13. James Cook and others. "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland". Published 25 March 1775. One sheet, 19 1/2 x 26 inches. Based on the surveys of James Cook (see above), Chabert and Fleurieu. 14. Thomas Jefferys. "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the Adjacent Parts of New England and Canada. " Published 15 June 1775. One sheet, 18 1/2 x 24 inches. Stevens & Tree 66(c). Originally published in 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, this map "proved to be important in evaluating respective French and English claims to this part of North America" (Ristow). England gained sole possession of the region by the Treaty of Paris, 1763. 15-16. Braddock Meade (alias John Green.) "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England". Published November 29, 1774. Four sheets joined into two, 38 3/4 x 40 ¾ inches. Stevens & Tree 33(e). The first large-scale map of New England. "The most detailed and informative pre-Revolutionary map of New England ... not really supplanted until the nineteenth century" (New England Prospect, 13). 17. Capt. [Samuel] Holland. "The Provinces of New York and New Jersey, with Part of Pensilvania". Published 20 Decr. 1775. Three insets: A plan of the City of New York, A chart of the Mouth of Hudson's River, and A Plan of Amboy. Two sheets joined, 26 1/2 x 52 ¾ inches. Stevens & Tree 44(d). An important large-scale map of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey, by Samuel Holland, Surveyor General for the Northern English colonies. With fine insets including a street plan of colonial New York City. 18. William Brassier. "A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St.John." Published 5 August 1776. Single sheet 26 x 18 3/4 inches. Stevens & Tree 25(b). This is the second state of Brassier's terribly important and magnificently detailed map of Lake Champlain. More usually editions of the present 1776 atlas contain the first state of this map. The Second state is to be preferred as it illustrates the very first battle fought by the U.S. Navy - the Battle of Valcour Island, which took place near present-day Plattsburgh, New York, on October 11, 1776. 19. Captain Carver and others. "A New Map of the Province of Quebec, according to the Royal Proclamation, of the 7th of October 1763. from the French Surveys Connected with those made after the War, by Captain Carver, and Other Officers". One sheet, 19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. Stevens & Tree 73(a). 20. William Scull. "A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of the Province but also its Extensive Frontiers". Published 10 June 1775. Two sheets joined, 27 x 51 ½ inches. The first map of the Province of Pennsylvania to include its western frontier. All earlier maps had focused solely on the settled eastern parts of the colony. 21-22. Joshua Fry & Peter Jefferson. "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia, containing the Whole Province of Maryland ... 1775". [n.d.] Four sheets joined into two, 32 x 48 inches. Stevens & Tree 87(f). "The basic cartographical document of Virginia in the eighteenth century ... the first to depict accurately the interior regions of Virginia beyond the Tidewater. [It] dominated the cartographical representation of Virginia until the nineteenth century" (Verner.) 23-24. Henry Mouzon. "An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers". Published May 30, 1775. Four sheets joined into two, 40 x 54 inches. Stevens & Tree 11(a). "The chief type map for [the Carolinas] during the forty or fifty years following its publication. It was used by both British and American forces during the Revolutionary War" (Cumming, 450). 25. Thomas Jefferys. "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana ... The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida." Published 20 Feby. 1775. Two sheets joined into one, 19 1/2 x 48 inches. Stevens & Tree 26(a). A large-scale map of Florida, based upon the extensive surveys conducted after the region became an English possession following the 1763 Treaty of Paris. 26. Lt. Ross. "Course of the Mississipi.... Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1765". Published 1 June 1775. Two sheet joined into one, 14 x 44 inches. Stevens & Tree 31(b). The first large-scale map of the Mississippi River, and the first based in whole or part upon English surveys. 27. Thomas Jefferys. "The Bay of Honduras". Published 20 February 1775. One sheet, 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. 28-29. J.B.B. D'Anville. "A Map of South America." Published 20 September 1775. Four sheets joined into two, 20 x 46 inches 30. Cruz Cano and others. "A Chart of the Straits of Magellan". Published 1 July 1775. One sheet, 20 1/2 x 27 inches. Howes J-81; cf. Phillips Atlases 1165 and 1166; Sabin 35953; cf. Streeter Sale I, 72 (1775 edition); cf. Walter Ristow (editor) Thomas Jefferys The American Atlas London 1776, facsimile edition, Amsterdam 1974.

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        Pilgrim’s Progress from This World; to That which is to Come, The

      1776. Scarce Eighteenth-Century EditionsParts One, Two, and Three Bound TogetherBUNYAN, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World; To That which is to Come. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream; Wherein is Discovered, The Manner of his Setting out: His Dangerous Journey; And Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. The Thirty-Third Edition, with Additions of New Cuts. London: Printed for E. Johnston, 1776. [bound with] The Second Part, London: Printed by E. Johnson, 1775 [bound with] The Third Part,...to which is added the Life and Death of John Bunyan. London: Printed for S. Crowder, 1778.Thirty-third edition (first published in 1678), twenty-seventh edition of Part Two, twenty third edition of Part Three. Twelvemo (6 1/16 x 3 3/8 inches; 154 x 85 mm.). [10], 205, [1, adv.]; [8], 179, [1, adv.]; [2], iv, 119, [1, blank], 30, [2], [4, adv.] pp. Woodcut frontispieces and eighteen full-page woodcut illustrations.Contemporary sheep, covers decoratively ruled in blind. Neatly rebacked to style with flat spine ruled in gilt and red morocco gilt lettering label. Later endpapers. Two small holes in spine at head and tail, small worm-track on lower cover, corners a little worn. Otherwise a very attractive copy of this mid-to-late eighteenth century example which was published around 100 years after the first edition.The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print.Cf. Printing and the Mind of Man 156.

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        Bell's British Theatre; Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays. [Complete in 20 Volumes]

      London : Printed For John Bell, Near Exeter Exchange, In The Strand, And C. Etherington, At York, MDCCLXXVI. [-MDCCLXXVIII. ], 1776. 1st Edition. Subject: Theater (Plays) -England-London-History-18th century, Early works to 1800. Addison, Joseph, (1672-1719) . Philips, Ambrose (1674-1749) . Jonson, Ben, (1573? -1637) . Cibber, Colley, (1671-1757) . &c. &c. 100 plays, issued separately, each with seperate title-page, engraved general title page, and front. , showing an actor in a leading part. Full contemporary aniline calf, edge-worn and browned. Hinges cracked; all spines glazed (amateurishly) with a glossy resin. Bookplate of William Draper to each paste-down. Internally, exceptionally well-preserved. Scans on request.

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        MISSALE ROMANUM EX DECRETO SACROSANCTI CONCILII TRIDENTINI RESTITUTUM (.....)

      Venezia Ex Typographia Balleoniana 1776 In folio Pagine i carta bianca + XXXVI + 444 + CVIII + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in tutta pelle con piccolissime mancanze. Dorso a cinque nervi. Sguardie in carta Remondini floreale. Antiporta + 2 incisioni a piena pagina. Tagli dorati. Fregi capilettera e testatine. testo stampato in rosso e nero. Musica. Ottimo esemplare in carta spessa.

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        The American Military Pocket Atlas; being an approved collection of correct maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies; especially those which now are, or probably may be the Theatre of War: Taken principally from the actual surveys and judicious observations of engineers De Brahm and Romans; Cook, Jackson, and Collett; Maj. Holland, and other officers

      London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, [1776]. Octavo. (8 11/16 x 5 3/8 inches). Letterpress text: title (verso blank), 1p. 'List of maps' (verso blank), 2pp. dedication to 'Gov. Pownall', 2pp. 'Advertisement', 6 folding engraved maps, all hand-coloured in outline. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century diced half russia over contemporary marbled paper- covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by gilt double fillets, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, modern blue morocco-backed cloth box. The 'Holster Atlas' : one of the most important atlases of the American Revolution designed for use in the field. The 'Holster Atlas' was issued at the suggestion of Governor George Pownall and included the 'maps that the British high command regarded as providing essential topographical information in the most convenient form' (Schwartz & Ehrenberg) This collection of maps was published by Sayer and Bennet at the beginning of the Revolution for the use of British officers. 'Surveys and Topographical Charts being fit only for a Library, such maps as an Officer may take with him into the Field have been much wanted. The following Collection forms a Portable Atlas of North America, calculated in its Bulk and Price to suit the Pockets of Officers of all Ranks' (Advertisement). Although the publishers claimed the atlas would fit into an officer's pocket, it was more usually carried in a holster and thus gained its nick-name. The six maps are as follows: 1. DUNN, Samuel. 'North America, as divided amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician London: printed for Robt. Sayer, 10 Jany. 1774.' Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (13 1/4 x 18 inches). Engraved for Dunn's 'A New Atlas' (London: 1774). 2. DUNN, Samuel. 'A compleat map of the West Indies, containing the coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the islands.' London: Robt. Sayer, 10 January 1774. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (13 1/8 x 18 1/2 inches). Engraved for Dunn's 'A New Atlas' (London: 1774). The 'Advertisement' describes these first two maps as 'a general map of the part of the globe, called North America, and a second general map of those islands, shores, gulfs, and bays, which form what is commonly called the West Indies; these we consider as introductory, and as giving a general idea, and we trust a just one.' 3. 'A general map of the Northern British Colonies in America. which comprehends the Province of Quebec, the Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York. from the maps published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Regulated by the astronomic and trigonometric observations of Major Holland and corrected from Governor Pownall's late Map 1776. London: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, 14 August 1776.' Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (20 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches). First state, also issued as a separate map. This map was re-issued in 1788 with the title changed to reflect the new political realities. McCorkle New England 776.11; Sellers & Van Ee 143; Stevens & Tree 65 4. EVANS, Lewis. 'A general map of the Middle British Colonies, in America. containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and the greatest part of New England, as also of the bordering parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several surveys made after the late war,and corrected from Governor Pownall's late Map 1776. London: R. Sayer & J. Bennet, 15 October 1776.' Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (20 1/8 x 26 1/2 inches). Based on Lewis Evans' map of 1755, with additions and corrections. Cf. Stephenson & McKee Virginia p.82 (an image of the Evans map) 5. ROMANS, Bernard. 'A general map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the neighbouring Indian countries. From the modern surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & others; and from the large hydrographical survey of the coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans. London: R.Sayer & J. Bennett [sic.], 15 Octr. 1776.' Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (20 3/4 x 25 5/8 inches). Based on charts and maps by Roman and others. 6. BRASSIER, William Furness (1745-1772). 'A Survey of Lake Champlain including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John, Surveyed by order of ... Sr. Jeffery Amherst ... by William Brassier, draughtsman. 1762. London: Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet, 5 Aug., 1776.' Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline (29 1/8 x 21 5/8 inches). Also issued as the first separately published map of Lake Champlain, this excellent detailed chart was based on a survey made during the French and Indian War, but not published until the Revolution. Included is an inset illustrating America's first naval battle, in which General Benedict Arnold, though forced back down the lake, was able to delay the British attempt to descend to the Hudson for that year. No mention, of course, is made of Ethan Allen's taking of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. Fite & Freeman A Book of Old Maps pp.212-216; Howes A208; Nebenzahl Atlas of the American Revolution pp.61-63; Phillips Atlases 1206; Rumsey p.311; Sabin 1147; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p.190; Streeter Sale 73.

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        CHARACTERES GENERUM PLANTARUM, QUAS IN ITINERE AD INSULAS MARIS AUSTRALIS, COLLEGERUNT, DESCRIPSERUNT, DELINEARUNT, ANNIS 1772 - 1775

      London: B. White, T. Cadell, & P. Elmsly, 1776.. x,[2],viii,150,[3]pp. plus seventy-eight engraved plates. Quarto. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, paper label. New endpapers. Upper corner of final three leaves and plate 75 repaired, with no loss of text or image. Save for a couple fox marks, generally internally very clean. Very good. First edition, first issue of this important botanical work on Australia and New Zealand, also published in a folio edition of eight copies the same year. This was the first scientific work, in fact one of the earliest publications of any kind, published as a result of Cook's second voyage. It lists the botanical discoveries made during the voyage, following a Linnean classification system. The descriptions are by Anders Sparrman, and the engravings are after drawings by the younger Forster. The Forsters, father and son, travelled as scientists on the second voyage. The CHARACTERES... was one of the earliest publications resulting from that journey. Marra's surreptitious narrative had been published the previous year, and in 1776 only this and the anonymously written SECOND VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD appeared. In 1777 both the Forsters' narrative and the official account by Cook were published, along with Wales and Bayly's ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS, followed a year later by the Forsters' OBSERVATIONS.... The rush to get the CHARACTERES... in print should probably be seen in the light of the quarrel with the Admiralty over the Forsters' claims to publishing rights for their official account of the voyage. This preemptive scientific publication may well have been intended to show the strength of the Forster claim. The Forsters' intellectual arrogance has earned them considerable ridicule, including some criticism of the present work "owing to the minute scale on which the plants were drawn as compared with the size of the paper" (Holmes). The Hill catalogue notes, "it has been said to be the foundation of our knowledge of New Zealand, Antarctic and Polynesian vegetation...," but scientifically it is now seen as rather slight. Nevertheless, the book is one of the earliest sources of our knowledge of the plants of Australia and Polynesia, it has considerable significance for the history of Cook's second voyage, and it is one of a perhaps surprisingly small number of monuments to the major scientific achievements of the three voyages. BEDDIE 1385. HILL 627. HOLMES 17. NISSEN (BBI) 644. PRITZEL 2981. SABIN 25134. ROSOVE ANTARCTIC 139.

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        Characteres generum plantarum, quas in itinere ad insulas maris Australis, collegerunt, descripterunt, delinearunt, annis MDCCLXXII-MDCCLXXV

      London: B. White, T. Cadell and P. Elmsly, 1776. 4to. (11 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches). Errata leaf. 78 engraved plates after the Forsters (numbered 1- 75, 38a, 38b, and 51a), uncut and mostly unopened. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half diced russia over 18th-century marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt in compartments. First edition, first issue, of "the first botanical work on Cook's second expedition' (Henrey) and "the foundation of our knowledge of New Zealand, Antarctic and Polynesian vegetation" (W.B. Helmsley). This was the first scientific work, in fact one of the earliest publications of any kind, published as a result of Cook's second voyage. It lists the botanical discoveries made during the voyage, following a Linnaean classification system. When Sir Joseph Banks decided not to accompany Cook on his second voyage, the Forsters (father and son) took his place. "This is the first botanical work from Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific (1772-1775) and it is important to the history and science of botany, as it contains a large number of new generic and specific names relating to the plants of Australasia and Polynesia ... In addition to their own natural history collections and that of Anders Sparrman, the Forsters had access to Sir Joseph Banks's fine natural history library and collection of specimens as well as to Sydney Parkinson's sketches. Banks and Parkinson both had accompanied Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific (1768-1771) as naturalists" (Hill). Hill corrects Stafleu & Cowan's assertion that the first edition of this work was the folio issue dated 1775, noting that the present quarto issue is the first edition. "The second issue, printed the same year ... was in folio format, printed on thick paper. There seem to be some copies of this issue misdated 1775. The order of issues is established by the fact that several of the errata listed in the quarto issue are corrected in the folio issue." The book is one of the earliest sources of our knowledge of the plants of Australia and Polynesia, it has considerable significance for the history of Cook's second voyage, and it is one of a surprisingly small number of monuments to the major scientific achievements of the three voyages. Beddie 1385; Du Rietz 463; Henrey II, pp.167-168 & III, 718; Hill (2004) 627; Holmes 17; Hunt 649; Nissen BBI 644; Pritzel 2981; Stafleu & Cowan 1826.

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        Catalogue raisonné de la Collection de Livres de M. Pierre Antoine Crevenna, Négociant à Amsterdam

      Engraved vignettes on titles & numerous engraved head- & tail-pieces throughout. Six vols. bound in one thick vol. Large 4to, cont. red pigskin-backed blue boards (some rubbing), vellum corners, spine lettered in gilt, entirely uncut. [Amsterdam]: 1776. A fine uncut set, remarkably bound in one thick volume, of this rare and famous catalogue, privately printed in three hundred copies; it is one of the most highly appreciated 18th-century catalogues of a private library. Crevenna (d. 1792), a passionate and scholarly Italian bibliophile from Milan, spent most of his life in Amsterdam where he assembled his collections, rich in rare and excellent editions of the Greek and Latin classics and other important books and MS. including over 1000 incunabula, books printed by the Aldine and other presses, and important groups of Italian and French literature. By trade, he was a tobacco merchant who married Antoinetta Maria Bolongaro, the daughter of a very wealthy Italian merchant also living in Amsterdam. Assisted by his librarian, the Milanese author Carl'Andrea Oltolina, he himself compiled this richly annotated catalogue, well-known for its many learned bibliographical notes. The catalogue also serves as an early catalogue of autograph MSS. The last volume comprises extensive indices, including incunabula arranged according to date, a list of the Greek and Latin authors, chronological lists of books printed by Aldus, the Giunti, Gryphius and others. Very nice and large set with all the required errata leaves. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 593-"Ouvrage recherché, assez rare; les descriptions des premières éditions y sont faites avec grand soin." Peignot, p. 92-"Excellent ouvrage, assez rare, les descriptions des premières éditions y sont faites avec exactitude. On y relève quelquefois Debure." Pollard & Ehrman, Table XXXII. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 8-"Crevenna assembled a gentleman's library of expensive standard works and, as the preface relates, took much pleasure in the task. The catalogue lists more than a thousand incunabula and was important for that reason in a time before the appearance of larger and better bibliographies" (& see pp. 100, 129, 135, & 238). .

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1776-81. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. VERY GOOD SET IN UNRESTORED BINDINGS 4to 11/5" x 9.5" (290 x 240 mm). Half-titles in all 3 volumes. three folding engraved maps (2 in vol. 2, 1 in vol. 3), . Some offsetting and occasional spotting in volume Original leather spines, boards and marbled end papers. Spines tooled with elaborate design including the date and dragon head gold embossed. Boards weak but holding on all 3 volumes. A very good set in unrestored original bindings. Vol. 1 - 1781 Vol. I is Volume the First, the second edition, issued almost immediately after the first. Preface 4pp, Contents 3pp [blank] 586, [2], lxxxviii, (more offsetting in the notes section than normal). Vol. 2 - 1781 Volume the Second engraved frontispiece portrait of Gibbon after Joshua Reynolds, dated 1 February 1780, Title page, Table of Content 5pp, [blank] , full-sheet map of the Eastern Roman Empire by Thomas Kitchen, 640; half-sheet folding map of the Propontis,p22, [1 errata], [1 blank], Vol. 3 -1781 Volume the Third Contents 7pp, [1 blank], full-sheet folding map of the Western Roman Empire by Thomas Kitchen, 640; [blank] errata, List of contents for vol.1-12p, ads for Cadell books 8pp. p.177 correctly numbered and p.179, line 18 reading 'Honorious'; , Ormathwaite book plate. Possibly Sir John Benn Walsh, 1st Baron Ormathwaite (1798Ð1881) The Benn/Walsh family were created Lords Ormathwaite in 1868 Interesting there are only three volumes to this set (of six potential volumes) Perhaps, if there were six volumes they were sold off separately as part of the financial troubles Sir John's son, Aurthur John Walsh, (1848 - 1920) 2nd Baron caused in 1895. , Decline and Fall ranks as a 'masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style' and despite the numerous later works devoted to this voluminous subject remains 'the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which continues to be reprinted and actually read' (PMM). Grolier English 58; Norton 20, 23, 29; PMM 222; Rothschild 942.

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        CARTE VON DEM HAFEN UND DER STADT BOSTON

      Leipzig: Johann Carl Müllerischen, 1776.. Copper engraved map of greater Boston, with troop positions highlighted in original hand-color. Sheet size: 22 x 26 7/8 inches. In excellent condition. A very rare and highly decorative work, one of the most important Revolutionary War maps of Boston, that Krieger & Cobb cite as "the only German map of Boston [made] during the Revolutionary period." The present map is an outstanding work on many levels. Boston and its environs are depicted on the eve of one of the most momentous events in American history, the Siege of Boston, which gave George Washington his first important victory. A remarkable topographical work, the varied nature of the land is expressed with great virtuosity in finely engraved hachures. The superlative mapping of the coastline and the harbor is derived from J.F.W. Des Barres' MAP OF THE PORT OF BOSTON. The map captures the moment when British forces, still in control of Boston, prepare to face George Washington's Continental forces. Boston, on a narrow peninsula, is shown to be in an increasingly precarious defensive position. In an improvement over its predecessor, Frentzel's edition makes a clear reference to the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), noting the "Ruinen von Charles=town." Around the city, the placement of the respective forces is depicted with unparalleled accuracy, with the British troop lines highlighted in blue and the Continental troop lines in red. Three divisions of Washington's forces are placed with one at Cambridge, one at Charlestown Neck, and another above Roxbury. The observer will notice that the British commanders elected not to place troops atop Dorchester Heights. Washington later took this ground, giving him an irrepressible advantage over the British in the ensuing siege. The British were compelled to leave the city in March 1776. This second version is much rarer than Beaurain's original work which was printed earlier that year with French toponymy. Preserved in the present version, in the upper right, is a highly decorative and iconographically emblematic title cartouche. Beaurain, in homage to the French sympathies to the rebel cause, depicts an Englishman cruelly trying to depose a banner from the Tree of Liberty, against the will of an indignant American. Although the conflict inspired considerable interest in Germany, this map is the only German map of Boston printed there during the Revolutionary period. Late in 1776, Leipzig master-engraver G.F.J. Frentzel created a new edition of the map that was faithful to Beaurain's original, and it was printed as part of the GEOGRAPHISCHES BELUSTIGUNGEN ZUR ERLÄUTERUNG DER NEUESTEN WELTGESCHICHTE, an extremely rare German book on the early days of the War of Independence. LC QUARTERLY JOURNAL 30 (1973), pp.252-53. CRESSWELL 706. KRIEGER & COBB, MAPPING BOSTON, p.181, pl. 27. Pedley, THE MAP TRADE IN THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY, pp.27- 30, figs. 4 & 5. NEBENZAHL, PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 18. SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS AND CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA & THE WEST INDIES 924.

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        Carte von dem Hafen und der Stadt Boston

      Leipzig: Johann Carl Müller, 1776. Copper-engraved map, with troop positions highlighted in period colour, in excellent condition. 22 x 26 7/8 inches. A very rare and highly decorative work, one of the most important Revolutionary War maps of Boston, that Krieger & Cobb cite as "the only German map of Boston [made] during the Revolutionary period." The present map is an outstanding work on many levels. Boston and its environs are depicted on the eve of one of the most momentous events in American history, the Siege of Boston, which gave George Washington his first important victory. A great topographical work, the varied nature of the land is expressed with great virtuosity in finely engraved hachures. The superlative mapping of the coastline and the harbor is derived from J.F.W. Des Barres' "Map of the port of Boston." The map captures the moment when British forces, still in control of Boston, prepare to face George Washington's Continental forces. Boston, on a narrow peninsula is shown to be in an increasingly precarious defensive position. In an improvement over its predecessor, Frentzel's edition makes a clear reference to the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), noting the "Ruinen von Charles=town." Around the city, the placement of the respective forces is depicted with unparalleled accuracy, with the British troop lines highlighted in blue and the Continental troop lines in red. Three divisions of Washington's forces are placed with one at Cambridge, one at Charlestown Neck, and another above Roxbury. The observer will notice that the British commanders elected not to place troops atop Dorchester Heights. Washington later took this ground, giving him an irrepressible advantage over the British in the ensuing siege. The British were compelled to leave the city in March, 1776. This second version is much rarer than Beaurain's original work which was printed earlier that year with French toponymy. Preserved in the present version, in the upper- right, is a highly decorative and iconographically emblematic title cartouche. Beaurain, in homage to the French sympathies to the rebel cause, depicts an Englishman cruelly trying to depose a banner from the Tree of Liberty, against the will of an indignant American. Although the conflict inspired considerable interest in Germany, this map is the only German map of Boston printed there during the Revolutionary period. Late in 1776, Leipzig master-engraver G. F. J. Frentzel created a new edition of the map that was faithful to Beaurain's original, and it was printed as part of the Geographisches Belustigungen zur Erläuterung der neuesten Weltgeschichte, an extremely rare German book on the early days of the War of Independence. Cresswell, The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints, 706; Krieger & Cobb, Mapping Boston, p.181, pl. 27; The Library of Congress Quarterly Journal no.30 (1973), pp.252-253; Nebenzahl, A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 19; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 924

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        Geographische Belustigungen zur Erläuterung der neuesten Weltgeschichte. Mit Landkarten, Planen und Kupfern nach den neuesten und besten Originalen. (Zum Besten einer Freyschule in Sachsen). Erstes Stück. Allgemeine Beschreibung der engländischen Colonien in Nord-Amerika, nebst eien Plane von Boston

      Leipzig: In der Johann Carl Müllerischen Buch-und Kunsthandlung, 1776. Part I (only, of 2), quarto. (10 x 8 3/4 inches). Collation: *2, A-C4, D2 (Title [verso blank], 2pp. 'Vorerinnerung', pp.1-28 text). Woodcut decorative vignette on title, 2 woodcut headpieces, 1 large folding hand- coloured copper-engraved map 'Carte von dem Hafen und der Stadt Boston' by Georg Friedrich Frentzel after Jean Chevalier de Beaurain. Original grey paper wrappers, uncut (some soiling and small tears to covers, backstrip defective), modern blue morocco-backed blue cloth box, titled in gilt on "spine". A fine unsophisticated copy of this very rare part work including one of the most important Revolutionary War maps of Boston, that Krieger & Cobb cite as "the only German map of Boston [made] during the Revolutionary period." Müller apparently issued two parts to this work, both of which are exceptionally rare. There are no auction records; Sabin notes the present first part, but was evidently unaware of the existence of the second part, sub-titled "Allgemeine Beschreibung der engländischen Colonien in Nord-Amerika, nebst einer Karte von denselben und einer Karte von Long-Island." OCLC records only a single copy of this work (with both parts) in the New York Public Library. The interesting text gives details of the history of the English in North America, followed by sections on New England, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and the territory of Sagadahock, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The text ends with a note that other colonies will be described in the next part: "Die übrigen Colonien folgen in dem nächsten Stücke." The highly important map is a version of a French map of the same year, which itself made use of J.F.W. Des Barres "Map of the Port of Boston." It captures the moment when British forces, still in control of Boston, prepare to face George Washington's Continental forces. Boston, on a narrow peninsula is shown to be in an increasingly precarious defensive position. In an improvement over its French predecessor, the present edition makes a clear reference to the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), noting the "Ruinen von Charles=town." Around the city, the placement of the respective forces is depicted with unparalleled accuracy, with the British troop lines highlighted in blue and the Continental troop lines in red. Three divisions of Washington's forces are placed with one at Cambridge, one at Charlestown Neck, and another above Roxbury. The observer will notice that the British commanders elected not to place troops atop Dorchester Heights. Washington later took this ground, giving him an irrepressible advantage over the British in the ensuing siege. The British were compelled to leave the city in March, 1776. Cf. Allgemeine deutsche Bibliothek, Anh.25-36.Bd., 3.Abt., 1780, pp.1367-1369; cf. OCLC 41205246 (listing only 1 example, the New York Public Library copy, containing both parts); Sabin 26980 (mentioning only the present first part) For the map, see: The Library of Congress Quarterly Journal no.30, (1973), pp.252-253; Cresswell The American Revolution in Drawings and Prints 706; Krieger & Cobb Mapping Boston p.181, pl.27; Pedley The Map Trade in the Eighteenth-Century pp.27-30, figs. 4 & 5; Nebenzahl 18; Sellers & Van Ee Maps and Charts of North America & the West Indies 924

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        Le Costume de Plusieurs Peuples de L'Antiquite; Le Costume ou Essai sur les Habillements et les Usages de Plusieurs Peuples de L'Antiquité, Prouvé par les Monuments

      J.F. Bassompierre Aliege: J.F. Bassompierre, 1776. Hardcover. g. 4to. xxxi. 412pp. of text followed by 51pp. of plates. Three-quarter vellum over green and gold marbled paper boards. Gilt title to spine. Minor discoloration to binding. Small bookplate of previous owner to inside of front board. Some water staining toward bottom of pages starting at endpaper through page xv not affecting text. Some welling to pages. Page edges untrimmed. Minor age yellowing and very little sporadic foxing to some pages. Fascinating work on ancient Egyptian, Greek, Phrygian, Assyrian, Armenian, Hebrew, Roman, Persian as well as other countries costumes, ornaments and furnishings. Wonderfully illustrated with 160 engravings by Pitre Martenasic. The author Andre Corneille Lens (1739-1822) was a Dutch painter who studied and researched ancient costumes. Text in French. In good condition.

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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 15th Day of October 1662,

      York: J. Dodsley, 1776. (54) + 649pp. Engr Frontis + 39 plates with 1 double pl + folding map. Tissue protected. Bound in red leather with gilt lettering and rules on spine. Spine faded, with small amount of rubbing. Corners scuffed. Single gilt rule around edges of covers. Gilt edges to pages. Marbled endpapers. Silk present but frayed. Staining to back endpapers. Inscription on free front endpaper. Book plate on front paste down. Book includes an Historical Account oif The Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. Also notes by A Hunter. The discourse was delivered 'Upon the occasion of certain Quaeries propounded to that illustrious Assembly, by the Honourable and Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy' A very heavy book.. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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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.. New Edition.. Hardcover. 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. We are members of the P.B.F.A. Enquiries welcome; click on a link to contact direct.

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        VETERIS LATII ANTIQUITATUM AMPLISSIMA COLLECTIO.

      In-4 p. oblungo (mm. 317x415), 2 voll. in 1, mz. pelle coeva, tit. oro al dorso. Questa importante opera iconografica è così composta: ?Volumen primum in quo continentur monumenta vetusta praecipue Tiburtina, Tusculana et Setina? - ?Volumen secundum in quo continentur monumenta vetusta Laurentina, Ostiensia, Veliterna, Corana, Norbana, Albana, Aricina, Ardeatina, Lanuvina et Antiatina?. Il ns. esemplare contiene: antiporta del I vol. ("mancano il frontespizio e la prefaz.") - 112 (su 141) pregevoli tavv. inc. in rame che raffigurano ruderi di antichità del Lazio (templi, sepolcri, ville, anfiteatri, statue, colonne, ponti, acquedotti, piante topografiche, sarcofagi, bassorilievi, sculture) - frontespizio figur. del II vol. + 8 cc. con l?Indice delle tavv. delle 8 parti in cui è divisa: ?Tyburtinorum rudera? con 18 (su 24) tavv. - ?Tusculanorum rudera? con 9 tavv. - ?Volscorum, Latinorum, et Setinorum rudera? con 23 (su 24) tavv. - ?Lanuvinorum et Ardeatinorum rudera? con 9 (su 16) tavv. - ?Aricinorum et Albanarum rudera? con 11 (su 14) tavv. - ?Antiatinorum et Norbanorum rudera? con 16 (su 22) tavv. - ?Laurentinorum et Ostiensium rudera? con 16 tavv. - ?Veliternorum et Coranorum rudera? con 10 (su 16) tavv. Solo 28 tavv. con alone margin. più o meno pesante, altrimenti esempl. ben conservato.

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        MISSALE ROMANUM EX DECRETO SACROSANCTI CONCILII TRIDENTINI RESTITUTUM (.....)

      Venezia Ex Typographia Balleoniana 1776 In folio Pagine i carta bianca + XXXVI + 444 + CVIII + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in tutta pelle con piccolissime mancanze. Dorso a cinque nervi. Sguardie in carta Remondini floreale. Antiporta + 2 incisioni a piena pagina. Tagli dorati. Fregi capilettera e testatine. testo stampato in rosso e nero. Musica. Ottimo esemplare in carta spessa.

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        THE PROVINCES OF NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY; WITH PART OF PENSILVANIA [sic], AND THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. DRAWN BY MAJOR HOLLAND, SURVEYOR GENERAL, OF THE NORTHERN DISTRICT IN AMERICA. CORRECTED AND IMPROVED, FROM THE ORIGINAL MATERIALS, BY GOVERN.R POWNALL,

      London: Printed for Robt. Sayer and John Bennett, August 17, 1776.. Engraved map consisting of eight folio sheets backed on linen (54 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches), with contemporary color outlining and shading of some boundaries and geographic features. Slightly soiled, occasional minor stains, a few old repairs (no loss of text). In a linen slipcase, spine of inner folder torn. A very good copy. This famous map is one of the best for the provinces of New York and New Jersey during the colonial period. It is the fourth state described by McCorkle, following versions published ca. 1768, in 1775, and earlier in 1776. "The map includes western Connecticut and Massachusetts and most of Vermont. In 1775 the title became 'The Provinces of New York, and New Jersey; with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec'...Three insets were added in this state: A chart of the mouth of the Hudson River; A plan of the City of New York; Plan of Amboy...The following year the date changed to 1776. Later in the same year the title was extended to include 'Corrected and improved, from the original materials, by Govern.r Pownall' and Holland's rank was given as Major" - McCorkle. The present copy is the final version described by McCorkle. The PROVINCES OF NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY is in effect a large-scale map of the Hudson River and its tributaries, including the Mohawk, and settlement in New York is almost entirely confined to the banks of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers. The unexplored Adirondack County is left almost entirely blank, with a lengthy notation that begins, "Beaver Hunting Country of the Confederated Indians." Pennsylvania extends north into western New York state almost as far as the Mohawk, Vermont is shown attached to New York (with each existing township identified), and the map extends north into Quebec beyond Montreal. Interesting notations on the country are scattered across the face of the map. For instance, in Pennsylvania, an area with little detail is simply noted as "endless mountains." The map is beautifully decorated, with a pastoral title cartouche suggestive of the Hudson Palisades in the lower right-hand corner. The map was created by Samuel Holland, Surveyor General for the Northern District of North America. As a result of the French and Indian War (1755-63), Great Britain had acquired a new American Empire, for which there were few adequate maps. Two new offices of surveyor general for the American colonies were established in 1763-64. The colonies were divided at the Potomac River into a northern and southern district and the respective surveyors appointed were Samuel Holland and Gerard De Brahm. Holland conceived of a general survey of North America east of the Mississippi to be based upon geodetic principles, on a scale of one inch to one mile, but work was interrupted in 1775 by the outbreak of the American Revolution. A very good copy of Holland's large and important map which includes western New England and portions of Quebec. PRITCHARD & TALIAFERRO, DEGREES OF LATITUDE, fig. 21. PHILLIPS ATLASES 1166, number 17. McCORKLE 768.3, 775.6, 776.13.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM ALEXANDER WHITE TO GENERAL CHARLES LEE, DISCUSSING VIEWS ON DEMOCRACY, AMERICA'S PROSPECTS IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COLONIES ARE READY FOR INDEPENDENT GOVERNMENT]

      Winchester, Va. June 27, 1776.. 7pp. Folio. Old fold lines. Light soiling and wear. Some separation at marginal folds. Still, quite legible. About very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A wonderful letter from Virginia lawyer and politician Alexander White to General Charles Lee expressing his views on the American Revolution, including doubts about whether or not Americans are ready for republican government. Alexander White (1738-1804) was a successful Virginia lawyer who practiced during and after the American Revolution. He served in the Virginia state legislature from 1782-1786, and as a member of the Federal House of Representatives to the first and second Congresses in 1789-1793. He was appointed by Washington as one of the three commissioners to lay out the District of Columbia in 1795 and served until the board was dissolved in 1802. He died in 1804. This letter was written to General Charles Lee, his client and commander of the Continental Army in the Southern Department. In this lengthy letter, White expresses his doubts about separation from Britain and lays out the argument for continued union with the mother country. Among his concerns for democratic government in America is the sheer vastness of the space, which encompasses so many varied people - a difficulty which would lead to Civil War less than a hundred years later, and which still engenders difficulty in our country today. After reporting on the progress of current legal matters he is handling for Lee, White proceeds into a discussion of his thoughts on the current situation with Great Britain. He writes: "From the commencement of the present unhappy dispute I considered the shedding of blood (if that event should take place) as the era at which would terminate the British Empire in America or the colonies be subjugated to the absolute dominion of Parliament, and when hostilities commenced my mind was only agitated with the means of defending ourselves and forming a Constitution which would secure substantial liberty to the people; But when I found the Congress entertained different views, that they had again petitioned the King for reconciliation and declared to their fellow subjects throughout the Empire that their only end in taking up arms was to procure a redress of grievances and secure their properties and constitutional rights, solemnly disclaiming every idea of establishing an independent empire, it gave a different turn to my thoughts. ... "The hope of a re-union with our brethren of G. Britain and of the encreasing grandeur and prosperity of the whole Empire to me, I confess, had something agreeable in it. I therefore with eagerness investigated the proposed plan of operations to enable me to judge of the probable event, and I found, or thought I found, the security of our liberties in connection with Great Britain almost certainly attainable; at any rate, more practicable than the establishing an independent state; for the following among other reasons, that the people of America were determinately united in support of that measure; that every insult and injury from administration only tended to animate and cement. That the greatest trading cities and most respectable characters in England are our friends; that even our enemies in Parliament dare not stand the attack on the proper ground, but in order to carry their point have always insisted we were aiming at independency. That the belief of this is the sole reason we have any enemies among the people of England and though I am of opinion, the governing powers of Britain would rather lose the colonies totally, than yield one iota of their pretensions, the people will think very differently when convinced our views extend no further than to the security of those rights which they themselves hold essential to liberty." He continues this thought by stating that the British army would never take up arms against the colonists if they understood that the only concern was for common liberties: "That the sword would even drop from the hand of a British soldier, if he believed it pointed against the breast of a man contending for his birth right." White goes on to argue that a fight for independence would unite the British people against America, and indeed argues that it is important to the whole of Europe for the American colonies to remain part of the Empire. A solution that divides the colonies from Britain would, he believes, lead to further conflict down the road. Instead, an accommodation could be reached which would satisfy all: "Let G. Britain relinquish her claim of internal legislation and taxation. Let stated times be limited for the holding and duration of assemblies and councillors dependent on the Crown be deprived of legislative powers... All this would be no real injury to England, the only advantage she ever did, or ever can receive from America is her commerce, an equitable share of which ought to be agree on by the legislatures of the two countries, and to remain unalterable except by mutual consent. Such a plan of accommodation I think, offers as fair for the permanent security of peace, wealth, and liberty as any I have heard or can devise for the government of America in an independent state." He continues on, discussing the disadvantages of a republican government, noting that when any one man, or one body of men, have complete power, the results are inevitably disastrous and tyrannical. "I take it for granted (as I have never heard it disputed) that a popular or democratic government must take place, which in its most perfect state, I think much inferior to the mixed government of Britain, for I hold it as a maxim, that wherever the supreme power is vested in one man, or one body of men, the liberty of the subject is at best precarious. ... But is America capable of receiving a democratic government? Have we the industry, frugality, economy, the VIRTUE which is necessary to constitute it? Laws and Constitutions must be adapted to the manners of the people; they do not, they cannot form them; whenever the manners change the laws change with them, or lose their force. Is not N. America too extensive for a popular government? But I find the spirit of the times is against a Union; we must then become a Confederacy of Republicks, each having supreme powers within itself." He envisions this leading to further difficulties between republics on the continent, and possible empire within our own borders, and states again his belief in a continued union with Great Britain as a means to stem conflict on all fronts. White closes this incredible letter with his expressions of regard for Lee and his duty to the country, writing, "I am one of those who have ever wished and gloried in the honour and prosperity of the British Empire but if a separation takes place, interest, inclination - every consideration will induce me to take part with my Native Land, and my best endeavours shall not be wanting to render Americans a free and happy people. Any lights which you may throw on the subject shall be faithfully improved to the purpose... the arguments of pamphleteers and news paper scriblers on both sides of the question have been so absurd, fallacious or at best superficial that very little instruction or pleasure could be derived from reading them. Heartily wishing you success in every patriotic exertion of your abilities...."

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        The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy, Before the Right Honourable the House of Peers, in Westminster-Hall, in Full Parliament . . . Published by Order of the House of Peers

      A rare example of the trial of a peeress in the House of Lords (with the Duchess personally appearing and testifying), finding her guilty of bigamy and essentially ending the ecclesiastical action of 'jactitation', the denial of a previous marriage. Original buff wraps, untrimmed, a lovely, unsophisticated folio. Printed for Charles Bathurst, in Fleet-Street, London, 1776.

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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

      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. Contemporary tree calf, rubbed, rebacked, neatly gilt, a bit strained and lightly browned, but an appealing set; with thirty-seven plates, as called for. Printed for J. Wenman, No. 144, Fleet-street [etc.], London, 1776.

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        The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy, Before the Right Honourable the House of Peers, in Westminster-Hall, in Full Parliament . . . Published by Order of the House of Peers

      . Modern 1/4 crimson morocco, some light staining, else attractive. Printed for Charles Bathurst, in Fleet-Street, London, 1776.

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        Fables choisies, mis en vers... a bouillon, soc. typographique, 1776.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 20, pp. cvi (2) 118; 129 (1); vi-169 (1); 212. Con antiporta figurata al primo volume e 248 tavole fuori testo finemente incise in rame. Legatura coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorsi lisci con ricchi fregi e titoli su doppio tasselli in marocchino rosso. Piatti inquadrati da greca in oro e sguardie marmorizzate. Qualche ritocco ad alcune cuffie ma esemplare fresco, marginoso, a carte candide ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Stimata edizione settecentesca impreziosita dall'ampia iconografia basata su figure di Oudry, Alard, Bertin, Crescent, Savart e altri. Cfr. Cohen-Ricci 552; Lewine 276 e Sander 1069.

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        Detail of a fresco in the 'Domus Aureus' [Pl.21]

      [Rome: Ludovico Mirri, 1776-1778]. Original engraving with modern bodycolour. Very good condition apart from some mild creasing and a few small tears in the top and bottom margins. 12 3/8 x 22 7/8 inches. 17 3/8 x 28 3/4 inches. A fine plate from 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' of an ancient fresco from the 'Domus Aureus', Nero's sumptuous imperial complex in Rome. Situated between the Palatine and Esquiline Hills in Rome and designed by architects Severus and Celer, the Domus Aureus (Golden House) was erected by Nero in 64 AD after the great fire in Rome. The magnitude and decadent extravagance of the impressive gold-covered, jewel bedecked palace was intended to glorify the Emperor's reign. Its rooms were filled with lavish furniture and its walls and ceilings covered with decorative late-Hellenistic murals by the renowned ancient artist Fabullus. Nero, however, died in 68 AD before the Domus was totally completed. Years later, Titus (and later Trajan) built his thermal bath over its ruins, which were used as a foundation for and were partially preserved by Titus' edifice. Successive emperors continued to erect various buildings on the site and subsequently make several renovations to the Domus substructure. In 1480, practically forgotten, the Domus was excavated, and its subterranean passages and rooms thereafter became known as 'le grotte' (cave). Many of its original frescoes survived, and their motifs and ancient style of ornamentation, called 'grotteschi' (grotesque) after 'grotte', became extremely popular during the Renaissance, influencing many prominent artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, and Pinturicchio. Published in the late eighteenth century, 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' is an elaborate album of engravings depicting the stunning 'al fresco' and 'al stucco' murals of Nero's Domus Aureus. Carloni's colourful and beautifully rendered plates faithfully capture the grotesque style of the ancient frescoes, which was characterized by decorative borders filled with whimsical, often comical animals and foliage taken from both nature and the artist's imagination. The ornamental borders also served the practical functions of framing the central mythological, religious, or historical subject portrayed and separating the various murals in a single decorative scheme.

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

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

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        Detail of a fresco in the 'Domus Aureus' [Pl. 23]

      Rome: Ludovico Mirri, [1776-1778]. Original engraving with modern bodycolour. Very good condition apart from some mild creasing. 21 5/8 x 23 1/4 inches. 24 1/2 x 28 5/8 inches. A fine plate from 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' of an ancient fresco from the 'Domus Aureus', Nero's sumptuous imperial complex in Rome. Situated between the Palatine and Esquiline Hills in Rome and designed by architects Severus and Celer, the Domus Aureus (Golden House) was erected by Nero in 64 AD after the great fire in Rome. The magnitude and decadent extravagance of the impressive gold-covered, jewel bedecked palace was intended to glorify the Emperor's reign. Its rooms were filled with lavish furniture and its walls and ceilings covered with decorative late-Hellenistic murals by the renowned ancient artist Fabullus. Nero, however, died in 68 AD before the Domus was totally completed. Years later, Titus (and later Trajan) built his thermal bath over its ruins, which were used as a foundation for and were partially preserved by Titus' edifice. Successive emperors continued to erect various buildings on the site and subsequently make several renovations to the Domus substructure. In 1480, practically forgotten, the Domus was excavated, and its subterranean passages and rooms thereafter became known as 'le grotte' (cave). Many of its original frescoes survived, and their motifs and ancient style of ornamentation, called 'grotteschi' (grotesque) after 'grotte', became extremely popular during the Renaissance, influencing many prominent artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Ghirlandio, and Pinturicchio. Published in the late eighteenth century, 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' is an elaborate album of engravings depicting the stunning 'al fresco' and 'al stucco' murals of Nero's Domus Aureus. Carloni's colourful and beautifully rendered plates faithfully capture the grotesque style of the ancient frescoes, which was characterized by decorative borders filled with whimsical, often comical animals and foliage taken from both nature and the artist's imagination. The ornamental borders also served the practical functions of framing the central mythological, religious, or historical subject portrayed and separating the various murals in a single decorative scheme.

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        Fasti novi orbis et ordinationum apostolicarum ad indias pertinentium breviarium cum adnotationibus. venetiis, prostat apud antonium zatta, 1776.

      Cm. 25,5, pp. viii, 312, 337-642 (2). Bella vignetta allegorica al frontespizio, testatine, finalini e capolettera tutto in xilografia. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso e lacci di chiura (uno conservato). Lievi tracce d'uso al dorso, altrimenti esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato con rarissime fioriture e un chiaro alone all'angolo superiore delle prime carte. Collezione di tutti gli ordini e decreti dati dai papi e dai monarchi relativi a questioni spirituali concernenti le Americhe dalla loro prima scoperta disposti in ordine cronologico. Cfr. Sabin, citato dal Rich, Bibl. Amer. Nova, I, 107; Melzi, II 211 per lo pseudonimo.

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        Fisica de' Corpi Ponderabili ossia Trattato della Costituzione Generale de' Corpi del Cavaliere.Torino: Stamperia Reale, 1837-41.. First edition.

      A very fine set of one of the great rarities of chemistry. This monumental work is the only major publication of Avogadro (1776-1856), one of the founders of physical chemistry in the early 19th century. The famous hypothesis which bears his name - that equal volumes of all gases and vapors contain the same number of ultimate molecules at the same pressure and temperature - demonstrated the link between Gay-Lussac's law of volume and Dalton's atomic theory, and provided a much needed key to the problems of 19th-century chemistry by distinguishing between atoms and molecules. The very title of this book indicates that he was concerned with atomic weights. The present work is a substantial enlargement of Avogadro's memoir, first published in 1811 in the Journal de Physique. But that paper was largely ignored for another half century, partly because it was published first in Italian (when Italy was at the periphery of scientific research) and subsequently only in minor French, German and English scientific Journals. His molecular hypothesis is widely considered to be Italy's great contribution to chemistry in the 19th century.<br/><br/> Emil Offenbacher, the distinguished dealer who specialized in chemistry, wrote (cat. 39, item 4, 1986) "a complete set is today of great rarity". ABPC lists just four copies between the Honeyman sale (1978) and the present, the last copy being that in the Haskell Norman sale (1998). <br/><br/> Norman 89; Honeyman 168; Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 16 (1811 memoir). Partington, IV, p.213-17.. 4 volumes, thick 8vo: 228 x 146 mm, bound in four fine contemporary half calf with gilt cloth title labels. Fully complete: pp. (6), XXXI, (1), 910; (2), 980, (2); (2), XIII, (1), 932, (2); XIII, (1), 926, (2), LIII, (1), (2) and 18 folding lithographed plates. Fresh and clean throughout, a very fine set

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        Apparatus Medicaminum

      tam simplicium quam praeparatorum et compositorum in praxeos.... I-VI. Printed at Joann. Christ. Dieterich, Göttingen 1776-1792. 8:o. (39),627;(4),466;(4),572;(4),665;X,(2),604 ;IV,243,(22) pages. With five engraved title-vignettes. Contemporary half-calf. Spine in compartments richly gilt in floral pattern. Red and green labels in second and third compartment. Green label on volume III and VI are new. Volume I with head of spine worn down and a small wormmark front cover. Volume II marks after water-damage front cover and first free endpaper. Small wormholes outer joint and a small wormmark lower cover. Surface outer joints, especially in front, of vol. IV and V worn in places, with the superficial layer of the leather gone. Head of spine damaged vol. IV. Small wormdamage lower cover vol. VI. Two book-plates (Hammer and Karl Erik Widlund). 20 x 13 cm.. Volume VI edited by Ludov. Christ. Althof after the death of Jo. Andrea Murray. Lacking supplement. A nice set

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        Marmora et adfines aliquos lapides coloribus suis/ afbeelding der marmer soorten.../ abbildungen der marmor-arten.../ a representation of different sort of marble.../ representation de marbres...

      Amsterdam, Johann Christian Sepp, 1776. 4to (303 x 243mm). 5 printed titles in Latin, Dutch, German, English and French, 5 introduction leaves in these languages and 50 leaves of text (including 10 subtitles), describing the plates 1-68. With 98 (of 100) beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary interim blue boards, with handwritten title on frontcover, spine with recent skilful paper repair. A very fine large and uncut copy of the most beautiful book ever published on marbles. The present copy is one of the most complete copies to appear on the market. The work was first published at Nuremberg in 1775 with the text in German and Latin. In the present Amsterdam edition published by Sepp, the most famous Dutch natural history publisher in the 18th century, French, Dutch and English were added. According to Landwehr 'it is one of the best executed publications of Christian Sepp'. Both editons have the same number of plates. The work was published in issues and copies with more than 70 plates are rare. "Magnificent, outstanding color-plate book of the Mineral Kingdom, depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries. Presumably each of the rectangular panels represents the appearance of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine. While one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercoloring, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colors have been laid" (Sinkankas 7281). The text is by S.C. Schmidel, who had earlier published a colour plate volume on mineral specimens. The plates are by Adam Ludwig Wirsing (1753-1797) who was an publisher, engraver and art dealer in Nuremberg, specializing in natural history. He engraved plates for some of the most lavish German natural history works such as Trew's 'Hortus nitidissimus', Schaeffer's 'Fungorum..' and many others. Landwehr 1; Sinkankas 7282.

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        OPERE VETERINARIE.

      In-8 p. (mm. 205x132), 8 voll., cartonato rustico coevo, tit. ms. al dorso. Questa importante opera è così composta: - Vol. I (p. I) ?Materia medicinale ragionata? O sia compendio dei medicamenti considerati nei loro effetti, pp. XXII,(2),236. - Vol. II (p. II) ?Materia medicinale ragionata? Ovvero compendiosa notizia di alcune droghe costituenti parte delle sostanze che entrano nelle formole della Scuola Regia Veterinaria, insieme colle stesse formole medicinali, pp. (4),367. - Vol. III ?Elementi dell?arte veterinaria?: Della conformazione esterna del cavallo - Della scelta dei cavalli e delle attenzioni ch?esigono, pp. XX,443. - Vol. IV ?Saggio teorico e pratico sulla ferratura?, pp. XX,238,(2). - Vol. V ?Compendio anatomico del corpo del cavallo?, pp. (4),XXIV,400. - Vol. VI ?Compendio splancnologico o sia breve trattato dei visceri del cavallo?, pp. VIII,384. - Vol. VII ?Saggio sulle preparazioni e sulle fasciature proprie de? quadrupedi?, pp. XII,151, molto ben illustrato da 19 (su 21) belle tavv. f.t., inc. in rame e più volte ripieg., ciasc. con più figg. relative alla macchina del ?travaglio? (per effettuare sui cavalli dolorose operazioni chirurgiche) e ai vari tipi di fasciature e ferri per fratture. - Vol. VIII ?Memorie intorno alla ruminazione ed alle malattie contagiose del bestiame; instruzione intorno alla tabe dei montoni - Regolamenti per le Scuole Regie Veterinarie di Francia?, pp. XVI,391, con 4 tabelle più volte ripieg. "Edizione originale della versione italiana" di quest?opera fondamentale. Raro trovarla completa. Cfr. Mennessier,I, p. 156-158: ?Claude Bourgelat (1712-79), écuyer, médecin, hippiatre et vétérinaire français, fondateur des Ecoles vétérinaires? - Brunet,VI,7699. Solo l?ultimo vol. con qualche fiorit., altrim. esempl. pressoché intonso e ben conservato.

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        In lode delle belle arti. Orazione e componimenti poetici detti in Campidoglio in occasione della festa del concorso celebrata dall´insigne Accademia del disegno di S. Luca. Essendo principe di essa il signor Carlo Marchonni l´anno 1775. Alla santita di nostro signore papa Pio VI.

      Roma, Stamperia di Arcangelo Casaletti, [1776?]. LXXIX p. Contemporary vellum

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