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        Tankar om verldenes, i synnerhet jordenes, danande och ändring.

      Sthlm, H. Fougt, 1776. 8:o. (6),183,(1 blank,4) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Samtida trevligt hfrbd med upphöjda bind och benvit titeletikett. Binden enkelt markerade i guld. Stänkta snitt. Mindre mörk fläck i högra kanten av nedersta ryggfältet. Spridda småfläckar. Charmigt ex. tryckt på ljusblått papper.. I detta berömda men även för sin tid omoderna geologiska arbete försökte Wallerius med hjälp av de nya vetenskaperna att förklara världens uppkomst utifrån gamla testamentet. Wallerius argumenterar för att världen skapats ur vatten och ljus (motsvarande första Moseboks himmel och jord) och åberopar bl.a. en mängd tänkare ur den mystiska traditionen. Frängsmyr ser arbetet som "ett levande exempel på den underströmning av mystik som kännetecknar det förnuftsinriktade 1700-talet." Boken blev också uppskattad i sin samtid och översattes till bl.a. tyska, franska och italienska. En latinsk utgåva utkom 1779

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        The Experienced Housekeeper,

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

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        The Father Of Our Country Appealed For Soldiers As Follows ... Do As Our Forefathers Did In 1776 Enlist (poster)

      . Images depicts Revolutionary War era soldiers loading, firing, and carrying muskets. Poster measures 21.7 x 16.1 inches (55 x 41 cm). Book condition: Near fine condition

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

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

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        The Natural History of Waters, Earths, Fossils, Minerals and Vegetables

      London: F Newbery, 1776 Illustrated with a great variety of Copper plates accurately drawn from nature, and elegantly engraved. In its original green paper wraps, corners and edges a little worn and chipped, upper cover a little loose. Spine has some paper loss, is worn and has the title by hand in old ink. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, endpapers and frontis a little delicate, lacking the half title, text block edges uncut, [3], 6-171 pp, 10 B&W copper plates (of 10), (iii) index, (5). A little scruffy but in its original untouched condition. Rare, 1 copy only held by a UK institution. (see WorldCat. COPAC). Published by Ward as part of his Natural History series. (Vol. 1-7 published in 1775; vol. 8-12 published in 1776. Vols. 5-12 have individual title pages, as follows: Vols. 5,6,7,8: Natural history of birds, v. 1-4. Vols. 9,10: Natural history of fishes, v. 1-2. Vol. 11: Natural history of reptiles and insects. Vol. 12: Natural history of waters, earths, fossils, minerals and vegetables). (ESTC T111259)

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

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

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        A General Map of the Middle British Colonies

      London, 1776. No Binding. Very Good. 19 x 26 inches. Original outline color; reinforced fold separation & wear, slight losses due to abrasion, mended split into surface; nice, dark printing impression; overall very good, especially for a map originally issued folded. A scarce, handsomely engraved edition of the great Evans map intended for use by British officers serving in the American Revolution. This edition appeared as both a separate and in a work called the American Military Pocket Atlas, styled the "Holster Atlas," as it was intended to provide a geographic overview for British officers being shipped off to battle the rebellious colonists. This was a new state, second issue, of the often-used Kitchin-Jefferys-Sayer plate but with significant changes (".so strangely altered as to be almost unrecognizable,"). An important improvement in this state was the expansion of the inset at upper left to contain all of the Great Lakes not already shown on the map proper. The shapes of Lake Ontario and Erie have also been updated, and the map was expanded to include some of Canada north of the lakes. Many of the other changes, especially in the Ohio area, reintroduced Evans' original delineations that were distorted in the earlier states of the present plate. Forts are shown in abundance in New York, especially in the Lake Champlain region, and in Pennsylvania. Roads and trails are also shown throughout.Stevens Map XV, see also XIV.

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        A Further Examination of our Present American Measures and of the Reasons and the Principles on which they are Founded.

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

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        Briefe aus der Schweiz nach Hannover geschrieben, in dem Jahre (sic) 1763. Zweiter Abdruk (sic).

      4°. XXII S., 245 (recte 345) S., 1 S. Errata mit 10 gestochenen Vignetten von Rudolf Schellenberg, einer gestochenen Karte der Schweiz als Titelvignette. Mit 18 (3 gefalteten) gestochenen Tafeln.Gesprenkelter Kalblederband im Stil der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, reicher Rückenvergoldung, vergoldeter Deckelbordüren mit Eckfleurons, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Ganzgoldschnitt, Innenspiegel und Vorsätze mit alten Marmorpapierbezügen (sign. A. Devauchelle). Haller 1, 984. - Wäber 37. - Lonchamp 11. - Erste Buchausgabe. Die Briefe erschienen 1764/65 im Hannoverschen Magazin in Fortsetzung. Vom Hannoveraner Chemiker und Apotheker Andreae (1724 - 1793) zwischen dem 14 August und 20 Oktober 1763 verfasste, meist naturwissenschaftliche Betrachtungen, seiner Schweizer Reise. Sehr vermehrte Neuausgabe in Zusammenarbeit mit Jakob Samuel Wyttenbach "ungemein lebhaft und feurig geschrieben, doch gründlich und kritisch verfasset" (Haller). Wesentlich teile des Werkes sind den Paläontologischen Funden, der Geologie und der Mineralogie gewidmet. Untersucht kritisch die schweizerischen Heilquellen, beschreibt die Naturaliensammlungen der Schweiz. Ein ganzes Kapital ist der Rheinbrücke in Schaffhausen gewidmet mit einem grossen Bauplan von Holzhalb. Andreae versucht seinen Lesern das Schweizerdeutsch zu erklären, was bei Haller nicht auf grosse Begeisterung stösst. Von Füessli grosszügig und schön gedruckt, hier in einem luxeriösen Einband des 20. Jahrhunderts im Stil der Zeit. Wenige Bogen gebräunt, sonst aber fleckenlos. Einige Tafeln mit Quetschfalten. [7 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand. Ein Schauspiel. - (Beigebunden) - (derselbe): Erwin und Elmire. Ein Schauspiel mit Gesang. - (Beigebunden) - (derselbe): Stella ein Schauspiel für Liebende. Jn fünf Acten. - (Beigebunden) - (derselbe): Clavigo. Ein Trauerspiel von Göthe. - (Beigebunden) - (derselbe): Götter Helden und Wieland, eine Farce.

      1 Bl., 206 S., 58 S., 1 Bl., 104 S., S. 3-120, 32 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und Titelvignette zum Götz sowie 3 kleinen Titelvignetten und 1 Schlussvignette in Holzschnitt. Halblederband der Zeit mit hellrotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, wenig Rückenvergoldung und geprägtem Besitzernamen "Chavannes" auf dem Rücken. 5 Werke in 1 Band. Hagen 48, 116, 125, 74 und 63 (ungenau). - Walthard - Weigelt 27. - Hübsche Berner Nachdruckausgabe. - Erschien in dieser Zusammensetzung als Band 12 und 13 der "Bibliothek für den guten Geschmack" und war sowohl mit dem Reihentitel als auch ohne erhältlich. Hier wie meist ohne Reihentitel. - Kleiner Nummernstempel auf dem Vorsatz. Schnitt leicht fleckig, sonst sehr sauberes Exemplar auf gutem Papier.

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        A RELATION OF A JOURNEY TO THE GLACIERS, IN THE DUTCHY OF SAVOY. THE SECOND EDITION.

      Londra, G. Robinson, 1776In-8° Legatura novecentesca in mezza pelle verde, piatti in tela azzura e angoli in pelle. Dorso a cinque comparti con titolo, autore, data e fregi floreali impressi in oro.Sguardie marmorizzate, taglio superiore dorato. (52), XXI, 266 pagine numerate. 1 tavola fuori testo di dedica dei traduttori a R. Walpole incisa con stemma e 3 vedute ovali fuori testo incise da B.T. Pouncy (Montanvert, Chamouni, Bossons). Seconda edizione della traduzione inglese della prima opera di Bourrit: “Description des glacières, glaciers et amas de glace du Duche de Savoye”, impressa a Ginevra nel 1773. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, tracce oleose di nastro adesivo alle sguardie. ITALIANO

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

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

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        Goertz.

      (MOSER, Carl Friedrich von.) Rettung der Ehre und Unschuld des weiland Königl. Schwedischen Staats-Ministers und Herzogl. Schleswig-Hollsteinischen Geheimen-Raths und Oberhof-Marschalls Georg Heinrichs, Freyherrn von Schliß, genannt von Goerz, aus des Königs Carl des XII. des Schwedischen Senats, der Schwedischen Herrn und Männer, Original- und anderen Urkunden, erwiesen. Mit XXX Beylagen. (Hamburg), 1776. 8:o VIII,+ 542 s. Genomgående något lager- och småfläckig. Med bläckanteckningar på för- och eftersättsbladen, troligen av Gustaf d'Albedyhll. Nära samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett och upphöjda bind samt röda snitt. Liten skada på övre kapitäl. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris klistrat ovanpå ett äldre, troligen d'Albedyhlls. Setterwall 4709. Warmholtz 5983a. Första upplagan. En ny och utökad upplaga utkom 1782. Warmholtz anser boken både illa skriven och vårdslöst tryckt, men medger ändå att den "... gifver mycket ljus i Nordiska Historien, ifrån 1715-1718." Moser hävdar i detta verk att beskyllningarna mot Goertz var ogrundade och att ett justitiemord begicks när han avrättades. Carl Friedrich von Moser (1723-98) var politiker och historiker i Hessen-Darmstadt, där han avancerade till förste minister

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        Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Principales of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America. To Which are Added, an Appendix and Postcript, Containing a State of the National Debtâ?¦

      T. Cadell Pamphlet, 8vo, stitched, uncut, 132 pp. Some small tears and chips at extremities, some soiling to title and final pages, normal aging and browning. Price (1723-1791) was a prominent philosopher and poltical radical. He was also a clergyman, and continued to preach until his death in 1791. Around 1758, he started to publish his political and moral views, and in 1776, wrote this pro American tract that defended American patriots. His pro American views even got him an invitation from Benjamin Franklin in 1778 to come to America to advise on financial matters.This was a very important work in its time, and was published in a number of editions, including editions in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. ODB. Adams American Controversy 76-118e. Howes P586. Sabin 65452.

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        A Map of the Middle British Colonies In North America...March 25th, 1776

      London, 1776. No Binding. Near Fine. 19 1/8 x 32 inches.. Original outline color; minor marginal mends not affecting image; else excellent. Rare. This is by far the most important edition of the pioneering Evans map outside of the original one, which was called by Schwartz "the most ambitious performance of its kind undertaken in America up to that time." Of the numerous later editions of map, Pownall's was the only one to utilize the original plate and to have been authorized by Evans himself. In the upper left corner is a commendation of the map with Evans' engraved signature. Pownall's map is in fact a novel hybrid, consisting of Evans' original plate with a new plate for part of the Northeast appended to it. Pownall also significantly updated the original plate: "The whole of the map east of the longitude of Philadelphia is greatly changed, and is filled in with new details" (Stevens). Pownall, who had been governor of Massachusetts, stated that the New England section of the map was based on new information, "later Draughts and Surveys deposited at the Board of Trade" (Pownall's Topographical Description, in which the map was originally published). Sadly, Evans saw little profit from his groundbreaking map, in large part due to the numerous pirated editions of it by Jefferys, Sayer, Kitchen, Bowles and others. So moved was Pownall by the plight of the wronged and indigent Evans, who received no funds from the sale of the numerous piracies of his map, that he pledged all profits from his edition of the map to Evans' daughter.Stevens, H. Lewis Evans His Map, pp.17-28; Schwartz/Ehrenberg, p.1

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        Boråsiade, poeme i fyra sånger.

      Sthlm, H. Fougt, 1776. 4:o. (4),35 s. Prydligt lackat och marmorerat hfrbd med rikt guldornerad rygg, mörkgrön titeletikett och rödstänkta snitt (Hedberg). Skinnet på rygg och ytterfalsar ngt nött. Inlagan delvis tryckt på blåtonat papper. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. En fuktfläck upptill i yttermarginalen på s. 31-32. Med Abr. Dahlgrens överstrukna namnteckning och Sten och Brita Westerbergs exlibris. Från Beatelund.. Bibliotheca Rudbeckiana 1512. Nya upplagor utkom 1783, 1820, 1833-34 etc. Dikten, som även översattes till danska, är ett komiskt epos som inspirerats av Hofmanska upproret i Västergötland 1766 och boråsarnas försvar mot Hofmans bondehär. Schück skriver i sin litteraturhistoria att "det, som särskilt tyckes hava roat Rudbeck, var det martialiska lynnet hos boråsarna" och menar att poemet "onekligen är en bland de bäst lyckade dikter, som finnas från denna tid." Olof Rudbeck den yngste (1750-77) var kanslist i Riksarkivet och sonsons son till "Atlanticans" författare. Han författade "Boråsiaden" som sjuttonåring, men omarbetade den av politiska skäl före utgivningen 1776

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        De anima brutorum commentaria

      Firenze, Cajetan Cambiagi 1776.. 256 p., each in a decorative frame, 7 fine decorative initials with landscape backgrounds printed in sepia, engraved title with frame of birds' heads printed in blue and sepia, 8 engraved plates printed in blue, an uncut copy (214 x 140 mm), in an unusual and attractive binding of Italian paste-paper boards with a floral design, morocco label. Only edition, a handsome copy of an interesting book. Soldini, who is prepared to find qualities of intellect and character in the lowliest crustaceans, has seemed to readers to anticipate various intellectual currents of later times: vegetarianism, evolution, Gaia. Others are attracted to the very curious plates; the unusual colour printing adds to the charm. The three copies of which I have a detailed description (BL does not have it) differ slightly both in the order of the plates and in which parts are printed in blue, which in sepia. Ours has (logically, as it seems to me) a plate of an almost human ape among animals as frontispiece; the preface has a plate of animals and birds; chap.I prehistoric beasts; chaps.II and IV shellfish invading the land; chap.III animals and birds, incl. a dragon; chap.V animals and insects; chap.VI sea-creatures. vf21

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        Vollständiges Liederbuch der Freymäurer mit Melodieen, in zwey Bücher.

      Herausgegeben von einem alten Mitgliede der Loge Zorobabel. + FREIMAURERLIEDER ZUM GEBRAUCH DER GERECHTEN UND VOLLKOMMENEN LOGE ZUM DREI H**. Kopenhagen und Leipzig 1776 und Leipzig 1774. In einer ganzlederband der Zeit gebunden. XVI + 260 + 4 + 48 Seiten. Mit altem Namenszug. Mit Super-Exlibris an den Deckeln.. Anonym erscienen.Mit Noten

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        Smith, Adam : An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      Dublin, Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Chamberlaine, 1776. 8vo. (8) + 391 + (8) + 524 + (3) + (4) + 412 pp. Komplett med smusstbl. i vol. I og Annonsesider i vol. II. Samt.brune helskinnbd. Ryggene fornyet med bevaring av gamle skinn- og tomefelter (unntatt vol. I som har et nytt tome-felt). Gammelt navn på fribl. og smusstbl.. *Trykt samme år som første utgivelsen. Contemporary calf. Rebacked preserving old labels on spine. Old name on fly-leaf and half-title. Complete with half-title in Vol. I. and advertisement-leaves in Vol. II. Printed in the same year as the first edition (London 1776)

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        Inledning til djur-känningen, eller Redig beskrifning på härtils bekanta fyrfotade eller däggande djur; til allmänhetens nöje och nytta författad, och med nödiga figurer försedd, af Magnus Orrelius.

      Stockholm, Lars Wennberg, 1776. 28 + 594 + (14) s. Träsnittsillustrationer i texten (några efterkolorerade). Nött samtida halvskinnband med grönt pärmpapper, fem upphöjda bind och röda snitt. 17,5 X 10 cm. Titelbladet marginellt lagat och fläckat samt med en reva. Delvis brunfläckad, ca 10 blad hårdare. Titelbladet med delvis raderad namnteckning. Namnteckning på försättsbladet och främre pärmens insida. Ryggen skadad i övre kapitäl.. Första upplagan utkom 1750

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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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        Autograph Document Signed, in Italian, oblong 8vo, Modena. June 18, 1777

      As a professor, Scarpa acknowledges a student?s enrollment. ?I, the Professor of Obstetrics signed below, certify hereby that Claudia Rovespi from the Concordia was enrolled in my school for the two years 1776-1777, attended regularly and studied diligently.? Signed ?Antonio Scarpa.?

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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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