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        BIBLIA, DAS IST: DIE HEILIGE SCHRIFT ALTES UND NEUES TESTAMENTS, NACH DER TEUTSCHEN UEBERSETZUNG D. MARTIN LUTHERS MIT JEDES CAPITELS FURTZEN SUMMARIEN, AUCH BENGEFÜGTEN VIELEN UND RICHTIGEN PARALLELEN

      Germantown: Christoph Saur, 1776.. [4],992,277,[3]pp. Quarto. Contemporary calf over wooden boards, clasps lacking. Hinges cracked but solid, extremities worn. Light foxing and soiling, moderate wear to first and last few leaves. Good. In a custom cloth box, gilt leather label. The third edition of the first European- language Bible printed in America, famously known as the "Gun-Wad Bible," after its use in the American Revolutionary War as cartridge paper during the Battle of Germantown. It is also notable for being the first Bible printed from type cast in America. Reputed to have been printed in an edition of 3000 copies, most are said to have been destroyed by the British during the battle. The present edition was printed by Christopher Saur II, son of Christoph Saur the elder, a native of Wittgenstein, Germany. The elder Saur emigrated to Germantown, Pennsylvania and practiced medicine before turning to printing. It was he who printed the 1743 first edition; the son then printed a second edition in 1763. EVANS 14663. HILDEBURN 3336. SABIN 5194.

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        The Philosophical Works of David Hume

      The Philosophical Works of David Hume including all the essays, and exhibiting the most important alterations and corrections in the successive editions published by the author.  Complete in four volumes. Edinburgh: Printed for Adam Black and William Tait. 8vo (215mmx140mm). pp, [x], [cxxix], 347. [vii], 560. [vi], 579. [ix], 603. Engraving of Hume's Monument, Calton Hill.Includes a letter from Dr Adam Smith, LL.D. to William Strachan, esq. 1776. Includes Life of the Author By Himelf. "My Own Life". Also includes The Latter-Will and Testament of David Hume. Includes several letters between Hume and Rousseau.Professionally rebound in smooth brown calf over marbled bords. Gilt ruled compartments with titles and decor to spine. New pastedowns and endpieces. Red deckled edges. Newer bindings are tight, as new. Foxing, limited to first and last few pages only, else interiors are fine, clean, crisp and bright. No other interior markings or defects. An attractive fine minus set of Hume's philosophy.   

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        ARTE NUEVA DE ESCRIBIR

      Madrid: Antonio de Sancha, 1776. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 308 x 222 mm (12 1/8 x 8 3/4"). 1 p.l., xxviii, 136 pp., [1] leaf. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, paper label on flat spine. Vignette initials and 40 FINE PLATES SHOWING EXAMPLES OF ELEGANT PENMANSHIP within frames containing a series of elaborate flourishes. Palau XX, 24. Corners and bottom edges of paper boards very worn, backstrip a bit dry, a little general wear and soiling to covers and spine (as well as one small ink splash on back board), isolated minor soiling and a few stray ink marks in the text, but the original fragile binding entirely sound, and a very attractive copy in general because EXTREMELY FINE INTERNALLY, with very fresh and clean plates and text, the latter within especially ample margins. This work comprises the first printing of an 18th century scholarly examination of the calligraphy of Pedro Diaz Morante (ca. 1566-1636), a Spanish calligrapher from Toledo whose work shows the influence of Italian writing masters of the period. It is an influential writing manual which marked a revival of the art of calligraphy in Spain. The style that Diaz Morante developed and taught appeared originally in the now excessively rare "Nueva Arte de Escribir" (1615), and the present work, the title of which echoes the earlier book, was inspired by it. It includes a study of Diaz Morante's technique by Francisco Xavier de Santiago Palomares, along with 40 elegant plates executed by Santiago Palomares in the calligraphic style of Diaz Morante. Santiago Palomares (1718 or 1728-96) was a paleographer and pioneer in the study of Spanish historical hands. He began his researches in the archives of Toledo, continued them at the Escorial library, and came to promote a national style of writing that could be executed with speed by systematic practice without deforming individual letters. In order to achieve this, he chose to develop and modify the hand of Diaz Morante as it appeared at the beginning of the 17th century. The fine plates showing samples of elegant and simple letters in various sizes are engraved by Francisco Asensio y Mejorada. The last specimen illustrated is the work of one of the author's young pupils, Maria Josefa Bahamonde, who at the age of 12 was able to write almost as well as a master. There are short sections devoted to the choice and cut of quills, the position of the pen, and the formation of letters modelled on examples provided.

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        CLAVE HISTORIAL, con que se abre la puerta a la historia eclesiastica, y politica, Chronologia de los Papas, y Emperadores, Reyes de España, Italia, y Francia, con los origenes de todas las Monarquias. Concilios, hereges, santos, escritores.

      Antonio de Sancha, Madrid 1776 - 21'5x16, grabado alegórico en portada, 20h, 440p, un árbol genealógico de la genealogía de los Césares (desde Cayo César hasta Nerón), varios grabados de monedas. Pergamino de época. Buen estado.

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        A map of the Province of New-York, reduc'd from the large drawing of that Province, compiled from actual surveys by order of His Excellency William Tryon, Esqr. Captain General & Governor of the same, by Claude Joseph Sauthier; to which is added New-Jersey, from the topographical observations of C. J. Sauthier and B. Ratzer

      London: William Faden, August 1, 1776. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. 33 x 26 inches. Rare first issue of Sauthier's first map of New York and the first published use of Ratzer's surveys of New Jersey. "...[I]n 1771 when Tryon was appointed governor of New York, he took his surveyor with him. Sauthier, during the next few years before the Revolution, was occupied in extensive surveys of the province and of the City of New York. His first map of the province, including surveys by Bernard Ratzer as well as his own, was published in 1776" (Cumming). This large map, which appeared both as a separate issue and in Faden's North American Atlas, depicts New York as far north as the Canadian border, as far south as Cape May, New Jersey, as far west Lake Ontario, and as far east as Boston (though with little inland detail east of the Connecticut River). As the title suggests, the map principally depicts New York and New Jersey, with strong detail, naming numerous towns, forts, rivers, roads, churches, ferries, etc. and showing some topography by means of hachuring. Both the New York and New Jersey counties and manors are named and outlined in colour. This important and rare map was compiled by Sauthier from at least three sources: his own surveys done on behalf of William Tryon, the surveys of Bernard Ratzer and the prior mappings of the region by Samuel Holland in 1768 and John Montresor in 1775. While perhaps forming the underlying basis of the map, the Sauthier map shows detail not found on either of the Holland or Montresor maps, suggesting a greater reliance on his own surveys and those by Ratzer. The addition of New Jersey to this map, in detail not found on the maps by Holland or Montresor (and not found on Sauthier's Chorographical map of 1779), is significant. Ratzer's surveys, principally done in 1769 to resolve the boundary dispute between New York and New Jersey, would form the basis for his own great map of New Jersey on a larger scale published by Faden in 1777; the mapping of New Jersey from his surveys on the present map, however, predates that classic map. As on Ratzer's 1777 map, the boundary between the two states is shown with the notation "partition line ordered in 1769." In addition, the old division between East and West Jersey is shown. As an interesting aside, running vertically down the center of the map is a line identified as the "Meridian of New York," said to be the first map to use this meridian. The map also has an engraved mention of Dartmouth College, among the earliest known printed references on a map. This map by Sauthier would form the cartographic basis for his great 1779 map, titled the Chorographical Map of the Province of New York. A second issue of the map would be published by Lotter in Augsburg in 1777. Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1047; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.503; Streeter sale II:878; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp. 72-74; Schwartz and Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 187; Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 52; Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution pp. 158-60.

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        AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE

      Antwerp [i.e. Paris]. 1776-1779.. Fourteen volumes (of fifteen) in eleven. Complete collation available upon request. Contemporary French half calf and boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Spines professionally restored, some neatly repaired. Light wear to corners and boards. Light scattered foxing to text. Overall, a very good copy of a rare set. A monumental and fundamentally important set of documents tracing the early course of the American Revolution and events on the North American continent. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains among the earliest, and in some cases the first, European printings of many of the most basic documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE, the Articles of Confederation, and several state constitutions. The series was produced by the French government in order to inform the French public of the origins and course of the American Revolution, and to build and justify support among the French aristocracy and bureaucracy for an eventual Franco-American alliance. With the crucial editorial assistance of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the AFFAIRES... helped accomplish this goal, as well as providing the French people with their first taste of American democratic philosophy. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, though bearing an Antwerp imprint, was actually produced by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was available from the French bookseller, Pissot. The false imprint and the anonymity maintained by the editor served to hide the fact that it was issued by the French government and helped maintain a facade of impartiality. The first issue appeared on May 4, 1776, and publication proceeded through October 1779. The series was edited by Edmé-Jacques Genêt, chief interpreter to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. Genêt was the father of Edmund Charles "Citizen" Genêt, who later caused so much discord in French- American relations during his tenure as minister plenipotentiary to the United States in the 1790s. Edmé-Jacques Genêt produced a similar journal during the French and Indian War, using correspondents in Britain, Spain, and the German states to gather news and information on events in the various fields of battle. He called upon some of those same sources, and cultivated American contacts as well, for AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. Chief among Genêt's American sources was Benjamin Franklin, who arrived in Paris on Dec. 21, 1776, as one of the American representatives seeking an alliance with France. Among the first documents Franklin provided to Genêt was a copy of John Dickinson's draft of the Articles of Confederation. In the United States these were still secret documents which had only circulated in committee in the Continental Congress. The Articles were translated in full and appear in the Dec. 27, 1776 edition of the AFFAIRES..., constituting "the first unrestricted publication in any language of the Articles of Confederation" (Echeverria). Franklin also provided Genêt with American newspapers, copies of his own correspondence, and old essays, all documenting the development of the rift between Great Britain and her American colonies in a light very favorable to the colonists. Franklin also contributed an original essay, COMPARISON OF GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA AS TO CREDIT, IN 1777, to Genêt's journal (printed in the Oct. 18, 1777 "Banker's Letter"). John Adams arrived in Paris in the spring of 1778, and was also very active in supplying Genêt with newspapers, copies of his own letters, and rebuttals to British propaganda. Laura Anne Bédard, a recent student of AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, notes that the journal took a markedly pro-American tinge once Franklin began his contributions. This emphasis carried through the negotiation of the Franco-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce, all the way to the end of the journal's publication in October 1779. With such well placed American contacts, it is not surprising that AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains some of the earliest appearances of many of the basic works of the Revolutionary era. The number of important publications contained in the journal is nevertheless remarkable. The publication of John Dickinson's draft of the Articles of Confederation has already been mentioned. The Declaration of Independence appears in the Aug. 16, 1776 issue of the AFFAIRES... (in the "Banker's Letter") and is the first European printing of that landmark document, preceding other French and British printings by one to two weeks. Durand Echeverria mistakenly identifies a printing of the Declaration in the Aug. 30, 1776 edition of the GAZETTE DE LEYDE as the first French translation, missing its appearance a full two weeks earlier in the AFFAIRES.... Thomas Paine's incredibly influential and wildly popular COMMON SENSE was the first purely political essay published in the AFFAIRES..., appearing in the issue of June 15, 1776. It does not appear in a word-for- word translation, but Genêt reprinted the majority of Paine's text, summarizing the sections he excluded. Gimbel notes only one other French language printing of COMMON SENSE in 1776, bearing a Rotterdam imprint. This is almost certainly its first continental appearance. Genêt also printed several state constitutions as soon as they became available, usually supplied by Franklin and translated by the Duc de la Rochefoucauld d'Enville. The AFFAIRES... includes the first European printings of the constitutions of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Echeverria notes that the two earliest separate French publications printing American constitutions, appearing in 1778, were word-for-word copies, including footnotes, from AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. In the Oct. 2, 1778 issue Genêt reproduced the full text of the Franco-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce, concluded the previous February and not yet ratified. Echeverria accurately calls the AFFAIRES... one of the two "most important publications of American political documents in France during the American war." Along with these vital documents, AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE is filled with thousands of pages of fascinating documents tracing the development of the conflict between Great Britain and her American colonies, and following the actual course of the war. Most issues contain two sections, a "Journal" devoted to the latest news from abroad, and a section of commentary in the form of a "Letter From a London Banker," actually written by Genêt himself. The Journal sections contain excerpts from newspapers, periodicals, and other reports on military campaigns (including letters from British, German, and American soldiers), debates in the British parliament, and accounts of British finances. Included are discussions of British troop strength and reports from numerous British government ministers and parliamentarians including Pitt, Grenville, Burke, Wilkes, and North, among several others. Many of the documents are included in order to gauge British political and popular support for operations in North America, and to discern British financial strength. The contents cover the full range of affairs in North America, from naval strength to Hessian activities, battlefield reports, Indian loyalties, and Canadian affairs. The information is presented in an impartial and balanced manner, with little editorial comment. The pro- American bias comes through, however, in the commentary section in which Genêt, in the guise of the "British banker," transmits opinions on the history and course of the conflict. This section includes political documents and essays, expanded by Genêt's editorial notes. It is in the "Banker's Letters" that COMMON SENSE is excerpted and the Declaration of Independence printed. It also marks the first French appearance of British dissenter Richard Price's important work, OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE OF CIVIL LIBERTY, in which he supports American independence. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE was issued intermittently in parts. It can be bound in a varying number of volumes, and bibliographer Paul L. Ford calls it "one of the most intricate and puzzling studies in collation." Howes notes that sets are made up of "twenty-four parts divided into fifteen volumes," but are usually bound in seventeen volumes. Sabin concurs on twenty-four parts, while LeClerc catalogued an incomplete set of only thirteen parts. Ford throws out the notion of "parts" entirely, giving a complete collation in fifteen volumes. Obadiah Rich asserts that the series was "an imitation or translation of Almon's REMEMBRANCER," but Sabin and Howes both correctly refute this utterly incorrect notion. Howes calls it a "counterpart" to the REMEMBRANCER, while Sabin notes that it is "quite different" from Almon's work. As we have noted, it is a wholly original collection of documents, assembled to provide close reports on the progress of the American Revolution and to pave the way toward the French alliance with the rebellious Americans. The present set is a nearly complete run of AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, containing some ninety-five percent of the entire text. It lacks one volume late in the series, identified as the fifteenth volume in Ford's collation. Several of the indexes are also lacking, as are two small sections of text earlier in the series. As Bédard notes, however, 1779 constituted the waning days of the AFFAIRES..., and most of the information in the final volumes is made up of accounts of French and Spanish military affairs, and they contain little in the way of significant American documentary material. This is only the third copy that we have seen of this extremely rare set. There are complete sets at the University of Virginia, the Library of Congress, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the John Carter Brown Library, and Yale. Paul Ford, in his 1889 article on the work, located incomplete sets at Harvard, Massachusetts Historical Society, the Department of State, New York State Library, Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, Massachusetts (which has John Adams' incomplete set), and one in a private collection. Many of these are no longer at these locations (for example, the New York State Library set was probably destroyed in their 1911 fire, the State Department Library has been dispersed, etc.). "So little known, that no satisfactory account of it exists" - JCB. "Essential for the Revolutionary period" - Sabin. "Of singular importance for the history of the period covered; but, owing to its rarity, and to the extreme bibliographical confusion in its parts and volumes, it has been singularly neglected as historical material" - Larned. "Collection des plus importantes pour la periode de la revolution des Etats-Unis" - LeClerc. A rare and fundamentally important collection of documents on the early years of the American Revolution, in many cases containing the earliest European printings of several iconic works of American history. HOWES A85, "b." LeCLERC 2464. SABIN 491. JCB 1(III):2185. FORD, FRANKLIN BIBLIOGRAPHY 326. LARNED 1210. Laura Anne Bédard, LES AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMERIQUE: A FRENCH JOURNAL COVERING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM FRANCE (Unpublished Master's Thesis, 1986), especially chapters 2 and 3 and appendices. Durand Echeverria, "French Publications of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitutions, 1776-1783" in PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 47, pp.313-38. Paul Leicester Ford, "Affaires de l'Angleterre et de l'Amérique" in PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, 1889, pp.222-26 has the clearest collation. Will Slauter, "Constructive Misreadings: Adams, Turgot, and the American State Constitutions" in PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 105, No. 1, pp.33-68.

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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...AND OTHER OFFICERS EMPLOYED IN HIS MAJESTY'S FLEETS AND ARMIES

      London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, [1776].. Titlepage, 2pp. dedication to "Gov. Pownall," 2pp. "Advertisement," 1p. "List of maps," and six engraved maps, handcolored in outline. Original half calf and marbled boards, leather label stamped "American Pocket Atlas." Boards with an expected amount of rubbing and wear. A few instances of neat, closed separations along the crossfolds of the maps, but with no loss. Repaired closed tear in left edge of Brassier map. Some soiling at the edges of the maps. On the whole, a very handsome copy, in completely original condition - as it would have been when carried by a British officer during the American War. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. 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 nickname. The atlas was generally bound in an octavo format, as is the case in this copy. The six maps are as follow: 1) Dunn, Samuel: NORTH AMERICA, AS DIVIDED AMONGST THE EUROPEAN POWERS. BY SAMUEL DUNN, MATHEMATICIAN. London: printed for Robt. Sayer, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (13 1/2 x 18 1/4 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, Jan. 10, 1774. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (13 1/4 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, Aug. 14, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (20 3/4 x 26 3/4 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, Oct. 15, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (20 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches). Based on Lewis Evans map of 1755, with additions and corrections. 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], Oct. 15, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (21 1/4 x 26 inches). Based on charts and maps by Romans and others. 6) Brassier, William Furness: 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, Aug. 5, 1776. Engraved map, handcolored in outline (28 x 20 1/2 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. The map was issued in two states and is included here in its appropriate (and preferred) second state, illustrating the very first battle fought by the U.S. Navy: the Battle of Valcour Island, which transpired near present- day Plattsburgh, New York. The inset in the lower right corner of the map features an extremely detailed rendering of Lake George, surveyed by British Captain Jackson in 1756. No mention, of course, is made of Ethan Allen's taking of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. An important collection of Revolutionary-era American maps, meant to be used by British officers in the theatre of war, and here in handsome original condition. FITE & FREEMAN, A BOOK OF OLD MAPS, pp.212-16. 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. CLARK I:189.

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        [He divided the light from the darkness] Divisit lucem a Tenebris, appellavitq: lucem diem, et tenebras noctem [I]

      Rome: [circa 1776]. Copper engraving, on two joined sheets, by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Some marginal restoration. 25 x 22 7/8 inches. A stunning plate from "Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano": with contemporary colouring of the highest quality from the golden age of the hand-coloured print. A very fine image from the second part of a work titled "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano" depicting the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. They were drawn by Gaetano Savorelli, a Roman painter and draughtsman best known for his Raphael drawings, and Pietro Camporesi, a Roman architect, who worked for Pope Clemens XIII and Pius VI on rooms for the Vatican Museum. The first to illustrate the famous frescoes, these beautiful plates were probably planned as early as 1760, but were not executed until 1772 to 1776. The plate is remarkable not only as the first important visual record of Raphael's work, but also for the quality of the hand- colouring - the work on this image is, in our opinion, some of the greatest to be produced in Europe during the whole of the eighteenth century: the golden age of the hand-coloured print. They were remarkable not just for their size and magnificent colouring, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and did much to stimulate the taste for the "grotesque" in the Neo-classical period. A year after the death of his principal patron Julius II, Raphael succeeded Donato Bramante in 1514 as the official Vatican architect. Having previously adorned the "Stanze" or chambers of Julius on the second floor of the papal apartments in the Vatican palace, he was commissioned by Leo X in 1517 to decorate the adjacent Logge. He designed an elaborate cycle of ornamental frescoes for the room's ceiling vaults, doors and auxiliary pillars, which were executed by his assistants Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. Twelve of the quadrilateral ceiling vaults were adorned with murals of familiar Old Testament scenes and one with a scene from the New Testament, while the more decorative frescoes painted on the pilasters by Udine were covered with imaginative compositions of 'grotesque' motifs like foliage, fruit, and chimerical beasts. The scene in the main panel shows God dividing light from the darkness, and commanding that they be called day and night. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110 & 1111; cf. Berlin "Kat". 4068 & 4066; "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Ottaviano 22; cf. "Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten" (Coburg 1984) 104 & no. 245.

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        Rules and Articles for the Better Government of the Troops Raised, or to be raised and kept in pay by and at the expence of the United States of America

      Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1776. 36pp. Original plain paper wrappers, stitched. Spine worn, some light wear and soiling. Discreet ink stamp inside rear cover. Near fine, untrimmed. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase. The First American Army Regulations The first edition of one of the first and most important acts of Congress after the Declaration of Independence. On June 14, 1776 a committee was formed composed of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Rutledge, James Wilson, and Robert R. Livingston. These committee members revised the 1775 code, which had been published for "the Twelve United English Colonies of North America." The present revised code was recast so as to more closely resemble the British Articles of War. The Continental Congress approved the revised Articles of War on September 20, 1776, and they remained in force, with one major revision, until 1806. This document is the foundation of American military law. At the end is printed a resolution of Congress, dated August 21, 1776, and signed in print by John Hancock as president, stating: "That all persons...found lurking as Spies in or about the fortifications or encampments of the Armies of the United States...shall suffer Death according to the law and usage of nations, by sentence of a Court-Martial...." It was under this ruling that Major André was executed for treason in 1780. Evans 15187; Hildeburn 3466; Sabin 74058; NAIP w022042; DNB VII, pp.583-84.

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        RULES AND ARTICLES FOR THE BETTER GOVERNMENT OF THE TROOPS RAISED, OR TO BE RAISED AND KEPT IN PAY BY AND AT THE EXPENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      Philadelphia: Printed by John Dunlap, 1776.. 36pp. Original plain paper wrappers, stitched. Spine worn, some light wear and soiling. Discreet ink stamp inside rear cover. Near fine, untrimmed. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase. The first edition of one of the first and most important acts of Congress after the Declaration of Independence. On June 14, 1776 a committee was formed composed of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Rutledge, James Wilson, and Robert R. Livingston. These committee members revised the 1775 code, which had been published for "the Twelve United English Colonies of North America." The present revised code was recast so as to more closely resemble the British Articles of War. The Continental Congress approved the revised Articles of War on September 20, 1776, and they remained in force, with one major revision, until 1806. This document is the foundation of American military law. At the end is printed a resolution of Congress, dated August 21, 1776, and signed in print by John Hancock as president, stating: "That all persons...found lurking as Spies in or about the fortifications or encampments of the Armies of the United States...shall suffer Death according to the law and usage of nations, by sentence of a Court- Martial...." It was under this ruling that Major André was executed for treason in 1780. EVANS 15187. NAIP w022042. HILDEBURN 3466. SABIN 74058. DNB VII, pp.583-84.

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        An Account of Three Journeys from the Cape Town into the Southern Parts of Africa ... [in] Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 66, 1776

      London : Royal Society, 1776. 1st Edition. Desc.: pp.267-317 ; 24cm. Journal article extracted from Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 66, 1776 - professionally bound. Full title of article: An account of three journeys from the Cape Town into the southern parts of Africa: undertaken for the discovery of new plants, towards the improvement of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Subjects: South Africa -- Description and travel -- Travel literature -- Science -- Botany -- 18th century -- Periodicals -- Journals. Masson, Francis, 1741-1805 -- Travel -- South Africa -- Cape of Good Hope. Finely bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically rebacked with a matching brown leather gilt-blocked label and raised bands; very impressively finished. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Provenance: From the library of John Earl of Loudoun with his bookplate to front pastedown.

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        New Illustrations of Zoology, Containing fifty coloured plates of new, curious, and non-descript birds, with a few quadrupeds, reptiles, and insects

      London: printed for Benjamin White, 1776. Quarto. (12 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches. Titles and text in English and French, 50 hand-coloured engraved plates by Brown. Uncut and occasionally unopened. Recent dark green half straight- grained morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, tooled and lettered gilt. An uncut copy, beautifully coloured, of the first edition of this interesting work. Brown's New Illustrations..., modelled on the earlier work by George Edwards, is based on the main on drawings and specimens from the natural history collections of Marmaduke Tunstall and Thomas Pennant, but also contains 20 plates based on drawings by Ceylonese artist Pieter Cornelis de Bevere from the collection of Dutch naturalist and ex-VOC administrator in Ceylon and Batavia: John Gideon Loten. Writing in his Literary Life, Pennant not only supported his protégé by providing him with specimens, but also wrote much of the text. Brown exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1770 and 1791, and was, in addition, an accomplished flower painter. Anker 72; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.82; Nissen IVB 151; Wood p. 264; Zimmer p. 101.

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        TWO FAVORITE SONGS, MADE ON THE EVACUATION OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON, BY THE BRITISH TROOPS, ON THE 17th OF MARCH, 1776

      [Boston. March 17, 1776].. Broadside, 17 x 10 1/2 inches. Large woodcut of a harbor fortress and naval vessels exchanging cannon fire (2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), text in two columns. One vertical and three horizontal folds. Edges mildly frayed with small losses; several small losses at fold intersections, slightly affecting woodcut and two words of text. Minor foxing, one light stain in woodcut (1/2 x 3/4 inch). Very good. Matted. In a cloth chemise and blue half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. "...NOW IS THE TIME TO MAN YOUR LINES, / FOR THE SOLDIERS HAVE LEFT BOSTON." A rare, large-format broadside containing two songs celebrating the British evacuation of Boston to General Washington's army after a siege that had lasted from April 1775. Winslow noted that the large woodcut had previously been used on a broadside of 1745 describing the siege of Louisbourg. The first song begins: "In seventeen hundred and seventy six, / On March the eleventh, the time was prefix'd, / Our forces march'd on Dorchester Neck, / Made fortifications against an attack." The supplies and munitions left by the departing British are mentioned, as is a fire set at Castle William during the evacuation. The poet concludes spiritedly: "Let 'em go, let 'em go, for what they will fetch, / I think their great Howe is a miserable wretch; / And as for his men, they are fools for their pains, So let them return to Old England again." The second song, in a different meter, comprises thirteen four-line stanzas. It commences with a remembrance of the Battle of Bunker Hill: "It wasn't our will that Bunker-Hill, / From us should e'er be taken...." The American re-occupation of Bunker Hill is described, along with several scarecrows left by the British (to give the impression it was still garrisoned). Then: "The women come, and children run, / To brave Putnam rejoicing, / Saying now is the time to man your lines, / For the soldiers have left Boston." The poet speculates on the British force's destination: "Some say they've sail'd for Halifax, / And others for New-York...Where they are bound there's none can tell, / But the great God on high, / May all our heads be covered well, / When cannon balls do fly." A smaller format broadside of the same two songs, set in a different type but employing the same cut, is entitled, simply, ON THE EVACUATION OF BOSTON BY THE BRITISH TROOPS. ESTC locates only three copies, at the Essex Institute, the American Antiquarian Society, and Princeton. SABIN 97588. BRISTOL B4385. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43179. FORD 2040. WEGELIN 808. ESTC W38633.

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        Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies, as They Have Been Communicated to the Royal Society of London

      Naples, 1776. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 2 vol. in 1. I (1776): (3) ff. comprising title, colored frontispiece plate and "References to Plate 1," 1 folding map, 3-90 pp., (1) f. license, (1) f. title, 53 ff. of colored plates enumerated #2-54, alternating with 53 ff. of corresponding text leaves. II (1779 Supplement): (3) ff. comprising title, engraved frontispiece and "References to Plate 1," 29 pp., (1) p. license, 4 ff. of colored plates enumerated #2-5, alternating with 4 ff. of corresponding text leaves, (1) f. dedication. Total of 183 leaves: 123 ff. text leaves, 59 colored plates and 1 folding map. Bound in contemporary tree-calf, borders triple gilt-ruled, spine expertly rebacked with original backstrip preserved. Covers a bit scuffed, later endpapers, foxing to a handful of text leaves. Plates excellent, finished in magnificent contemporary hand color.Rare first edition of this monumental illustrated work by Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803), British ambassador to the court of Naples, amateur vulcanologist, and antiquarian. Hamilton's splendid volume, representing the culmination of years of geological observation in Naples and Sicily, contains 59 sumptuous hand-colored engravings of Neapolitan landscapes, coastal scenes, city-views, and views of volcanic activity from Vesuvius, Etna, and the Aeolian islands. Though it nearly bankrupted the diplomat with the high production cost of its illustrations-including 59 plates and a double-page map of the region-the volume now stands as a monument to Neapolitan art and scientific culture during the Bourbon kingdom's Golden Age. "This was, without question, one of the most lavish books of the eighteenth century" (Thackray).The volume had its origins in Hamilton's arrival in Naples in 1764, shortly before nearby Vesuvius entered a spectacular eruptive phase that lasted for the next three years. Despite being engaged in "an active and often demanding diplomatic career" (Sloan) at the Neapolitan court, Hamilton continually recorded observations on volcanic activity not only from Vesuvius, but from Etna and the Aeolian archipelago as well. These were published as letters in Philosophical Transactions, and again in Observations on Mount Vesuvius (1772), but the interest they sparked in the scientific community led Hamilton to envision a more ambitious testament, and in 1773 he asked the artist Pietro Fabris to begin the series of gouache drawings from which the present plates were cut. Many of the plates bear Fabris' initials as well, identifying him as the engraver as well as the original illustrator.OCLC: NYPL, Getty: collates perfectly against the Getty copy.* Thackray, " 'The Modern Pliny': William Hamilton and Vesuvius" (pp. 65-74), and Sloan, "'Observations on the Kingdom of Naples: William Hamilton's Diplomatic Career" (pp. 24-39), both in Vases and Volcanoes (London 1996). See also #43 (pp. 165-68) in that volume's bibliography of Hamilton's collection.

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        Characteres Generum Plantarum

      London,: B. White, T. Cadell, & P. Elmsly,, 1776.. Quarto, with 78 engraved plates (numbered 1-75 and including 38a & b & 51a); two plates bound in upside-down; an excellent copy, completely uncut, in recent half blue morocco. First edition: the Linnaean classification of botanical discoveries made during Cook's second voyage. 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. Their intellectual arrogance earned them considerable ridicule - including some mockery for the present work 'owing to the minute scale on which the plants were drawn as compared with the size of the paper' (Holmes).Scientifically, the work may not now be seen as being of major botanical significance, but it is nonetheless one of the earliest sources for our knowledge of the plants of Australasia and Polynesia, has considerable significance for the history of Cook's second voyage, and is one of a surprisingly small number of monuments to the scientific achievements of the three voyages.This excellent uncut copy has an eighteenth-century presentation inscription to the Aberdeen Medical Society from Colin Allan, Assistant Surgeon to the Royal Artillery, St Vincents, dated June 1796.The Characteres is one of the earliest publications resulting from the second voyage; the rush to get it into print should probably be seen in the light of the quarrel with the Admiralty over the Forsters' claims to publishing rights for the official account of the voyage. This pre-emptive scientific publication may well have been intended to show the strength of the Forster camp.Beddie, 1385; Hill, 627; Hocken, pp. 14-15; Holmes, 17; Nissen, BBI, 644; Pritzel, 2981; Rosove, 139.A1.

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        "The Gun-Wad Bible": Biblia, Das Isst Die Ganze Gottliche Heilige Schrift Alten Und Neuen Testaments Nach Der Deutschen Ubersetzung D. Martin Luthers

      Germantown, PA: Christoph Saur, 1776. The third edition of the first European language Bible printed in America from American made type, known as the "Gun-Wad Bible," because British soldiers discovered the unbound sheets and used the paper for musket wadding during the battle of Germantown. (4), 992, 277, (3) pp. Hardcover, bound in contemporary boards, rebacked preserving original spine. The binding is mottled with a craquelure, lacking the clasp; the fly leaf with old genealogical notations; the endpapers tanned; slight dampstain to the top edge, affecting the first few leaves. Provenance: From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. Hard Cover. Good.. Quarto - 7.5" x 9.5".

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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. [Together with]: The Book Of Martyrs: Containing An Account Of The Sufferings & Death of the Protestants In The Reign Of Queen Mary The First. Illustrated with copper-plates. Originally written by Mr. John Fox. Now carefully revis'd & corrected with a recommendatory preface by the Revd. Mr. Madan.

      For H. Trapp, Pater-Noster Row, London 1776 - Two folio volumes in one (14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 368 x 242 mm). [1]-287, [1, blank], [4, table]; iv, 815, [1, blank], [4, index] pp. First book with half-title, frontispiece, and frontispiece portrait. Second book with Frontispiece and engraved title. An additional thirty-eight engraved plates throughout (nine in first book, 29 in second book). Contemporary full brown calf, rebacked to style. Spine stamped in blind. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. All edges brown. Newer endpapers. A fair amount of foxing, toning and offsetting throughout. Some pages a bit brittle with marginal chipping, not affecting text. Worming to bottom margin of leaves 6L-7M, not affecting text. Leaf B2 of "Lives" bound out of place behind C2. Overall, a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        New Illustrations of Zoology; containing fifty coloured plates of new, curious and non-descript Birds, with a few Quadrupeds, Reptiles and Insects.

      For B. White, London 1776 - viii, 136, 50 hand-col plates. 4to. Cont. full calf. Contemporary full calf (rubbed and with some wear to corners and joints; front joint cracked and tender, spine and top of front board faded), gilt tooling to spine, raised bands, marbled end-papers. Some offsetting to plates. Provenance: From Lytton Strachey's library, with his small bookplate, designed by Dora Carrington to the end-paper. Following the death of Strachey passed to Ralph and Frances Partridge (whose name is on fly-leaf). Earlier bookplates of R.M. Trench Chiswell and Mary Constance Butler . Nissen (IVB) 151. Parallel titles and text in English and French [by Thomas Pennant]. 42 of the 50 plates are of birds. The work was published by Gilbert White's brother, Benjamin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.[#41230] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Answer to the Declaration of the American Congress

      T. Cadell, J. Walter, T. Sewell, London, 1776. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in cloth). Rebound in 1/4 cloth over marbled boards. First two pages secured with cloth tape, lacking the half title and one other preliminary (a blank?), small holes in the gutter from being disbound. Begins at the introduction, 5-132pp. A nice, clean copy otherwise and the first published edition after a privately circulated one; there were 5 editions in 1776. Howes L349; Sabin 41281. An energetic article by article answer to the Declaration of Independence that included an extended attack on the American's invocation of "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" in a document that failed to free the slaves and, in fact, objected to George III's moves to free the slaves. There is also an interesting section detailing the tortures and atrocities perpetrated by the revolutionaries ("Such adepts are they in the art of torturing, that they have invented new kinds of cruelties"). Jeremy Bentham, a close friend of Lind's is presumed to be involved in the content of Lind's Answer. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Politics & Government; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043058. .

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

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

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        Artificial Fireworks, .... With All the Ingredients, Compositions, Preparations, Machines, Moulds, and Manner to Make Them, Refining Salt-Petre, and to Extract it From Damaged Gun-Powder Also, Mr. Muller's Fireworks

      London J. Millan 1776. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Fold-out plate 4 missing (in a sequence of 7.) Internal repairs made to tear on page 125/126, and to fold out plate number 3. Corner of plate 7 missing (impinging slightly.) Other illustrations listed on the contents page not bound-in. Rebound with new eps. Previous owner inscription The Second Edition Corrected Yellow hardback cloth cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 193p + Plates +3pp catalogue. Six fold out copper plates.

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        La Bible enfin expliquée par plusieurs Aumôniers de S. M. L. R. D. P.

      Londres 1776 - Livre ancien faux-titre, titre, 316 pp., (1bl) (faux-titre), 318 pp. Bengesco 1861,1, Catalogue général de la Bibliothèque Nationale, Tome 214-2, N°4344. Edition originale clandestine de ce brûlot, synthétisant les recherches et questionnement malicieux de Voltaire ; démontrant par l'absurde les invraisemblances des récits bibliques, il signe là l'un de ses ouvrages les plus corrosifs et haïs par l'Eglise catholique. Une édition originale rare. Condition : In-8 en plein veau marbré d'époque, dos plat orné, double pièce de titre "Oeuvres de Voltaire" "La Bible". Mors supérieur faible, coiffe inférieure usagée. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of an Expedition to Explore the River Zaire Usually Called The Congo, In South Africa, in 1816, under the Direction of Captain J.K. Tuckey, R.N. To Which is Added the Journal of Professor Smith

      James Kingston Tuckey (1776-1816), an Irish-born English naval officer, was captured by the French on a voyage from St. Helena in 1805 and suffered an imprisonment of nearly nine years. Promoted to the rank of commander in 1814, he was later assigned to lead an expedition to explore the Congo River in 1816 to learn if there was a connection between the Congo and Niger basins. He explored the river up to 480 km from the sea. Most of the officers and crew died of fever and Tuckey himself died on 14 October 1816, aged 40, in Moanda, on the coast of today's Democratic Republic of the Congo. The expedition was a failure but raised interest in the exploration of Africa.  This book is an account of the expedition, with thirteen plates, one colored by hand, and a large fold-out frontispiece map. This is a very good copy, rebacked and retaining the original quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards.  The boards show light wear to surfaces, heavier at the edges, with the binding tight and square.  The contents are bright with moderate spotting confined mostly to plates and prelims.  All plates and the foldout map are present and intact.

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        British Zoology. Four Volume Set

      London: Printed by William Eyres for Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, Fleet Street, 1776.. Fourth Edition. Leather cover with gilt-decorated bands. G : in good condition with marbled eps. Covers rubbed and with minor edge-wear. Spines with some outer wear. Upper boards detached from volumes II and III and becoming detached from Volume I but holding. Contents of all volumes firm. Sporadic foxing and offsetting within, but overall bright. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxxiii, 418pp; 368pp; 428pp; 154pp, + plates. 275 engraved plates, including fold out sheet of Music [bird song]. The four volumes comprise: Vol. I. Class I. Quadrupeds. II. Birds. Div. I. Land; Vol. II. Class II. Birds. Div. II. Water; Vol. III. Class III. Reptiles. IV. Fishes; Vol. IV. [published 1777] Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. The appendix in volume II includes an article fro Philosophical Transaction Vol. 63 [1773] on Experiments and Observations on the Singing of Birds with a fold out plate of Music entitled 'Compositions for two piping Bullfinches'.

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        De Plantis Zoophytis et Lithophytis in mari Mediterraneo viventibus. - (Con:) Plantarum Romuleae et Saturniae in Agro Romano existentium... -

      Roma, Casaletti, 1776-1772.2 opere in 1 vol. In-8. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena, tassello sul dorso. I: XVI, 62 pp.; II: 2 tavole ripiegate inc. in rame 22, (2) pp. Edizioni originali di due rare opere del monaco e naturalista romano. Nella prima descrive diverse specie di alghe, nonché alcioni, idre e coralli includendo giustamente i secondi tra gli animali e non i vegetali. Nella seconda descrive due piante da lui scoperte a Roma. DBI LXIX, 457. Pritzel 5798. Rossetti 6577.

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        [Knös] SVEDELIUS, PETRUS [preses till del I-II] & KNÖS, OLOF ANDERSSON [respondent till del I-II och preses till del III-X]. Historiola litteraria poëtarum Vestrogothiae latinorum.

      I-X. A.a. Uppsala, J. Edman respektive J. F. Edman, 1776-96. 4:o. (4),42 + (4),43-66 + (2),67-88 + (2),89-106 + (2),107-22 + (4),123-40 + (2),141-62 + (4),163-78 + (2),179-94 + (4),195-206 s. Tio oskurna häften i lite olika format. Ställvis småfläckiga och med lite mörktonade marginaler. En mindre reva i nedre marginalen på s. 87 i det tredje arbetet. Titelbladen till del V och IX helt loss. Bra svit med Bertil Ekbergs signatur i blyerts på del I.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 188. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 9054a. Lidén Catalogus disputationum 8 respektive Marklin Catalogus disputationum 9 och 1-8, som uppenbarligen felaktigt anger 3 1/2 ark i åttonde delen. Allt som utkom av Knös avhandlingsserie om västgötar som skaldat på latin. Del III i variant utan dedikation. Del V i varianten med dedikation på titelbladets baksida. Del VI i varianten med dedikationer på tre sidor. Respondenter till del III-X var Andreas Nordblad, Sven Eric Gestrin, Eric Magnus Hiortzberg, Matthias Eliæ Klintberg, Gustav Magnus Mallmin, Johannes Samuel Tollstedt, Nicolaus Reinholdus Hwalström respektive Fabian Lundvall. Lustigt nog var det bara Hvalström som var bördig från Västergötland av dessa

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        Descrizione degl'istromenti armonici d'ogni genere... Description des instruments harmoniques en tout genre... -

      Roma, Monaldini, 1776.In-4°. Pelle coeva, dorso rifatto; angoli un po' usati. Frontespizio a doppia pag. inc. in rame e 142 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame da Arnold van Westerhout, una a doppia pag., ognuna delle quali mostra un musicista con un diverso strumento. XVI, XXIII, (1), 214, (2) pp. di testo in italiano e francese; lievi fioriture. Seconda edizione dell'apprezzata opera dell?erudito gesuita, «riveduta, corretta ed accresciuta dall'Abbate Giacinto Ceruti», e con l?aggiunta della traduzione francese (prima ediz.: Roma 1722). E? il primo tentativo di descrivere ed illustrare gli strumenti musicali di tutti i paesi e di ogni epoca. Eitner II, 107. Cicognara 1579. Lipperheide II, 2000. Brunet I, 1086: «Edition préférée à celle de Rome 1722, en italien seulement, sous le titre de Gabinetto Armonico, avec 136 planches». Second edition, but the first with the French translation, of the earliest attempt to describe and illustrate every known musical instrument. With 142 plates engr. by A. van Westerhout. Contemp. calf, rebacked, corners worn. Light foxing.

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        Nel Solenne Ingresso... (di) Federico Maria Giovanelli Patriarca di Venezia e Primate della Dalmazia, orazione. -

      Venezia, Storti, 1776.In-folio picc. Cartonatura moderna. Antiporta con ritratto, bel frontespizio inc. col titolo entro una graziosa cornice, e una testatina con stemma, il tutto finemente inc. in rame. (2), XXXII pp; antico nome cancellato nel margine inf. bianco del frontespizio; fresco esemplare. Cicogna 3140 (nota). Soranzo 5041. Morazzoni 271.

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        Eruption Vesuvius 1767.

      Incisione in rame di mm 210x395, dipinta a mano d'epoca. Splendida suggestiva veduta dell'eruzione del Vesuvio avvenuta nel 1767, tratta da "Campi Phlegraei", opera che costituisce un caso unico nella storia del libro illustrato settecentesco, in quanto riunisce un testo di grande interesse scientifico a una serie di 54 tavole di grande valore artistico disegnate dal vero, eseguite all'acquaforte su lastra di rame e dipinte all'acquerello dal grande vedutista Pietro Fabris (attivo tra 1763 e 1779). Il trattato, fu pubblicato nel 1776 con testo francese e inglese e fu indirizzato alla Royal Society di Londra. L'autore, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), fu a Napoli tra il 1764 e il 1800 come ambasciatore d'Inghilterra; durante tale permanenza poté raccogliere molto materiale relativo alla vulcanologia, in particolar modo riguardante il Vesuvio e i Campi Flegrei, ma anche riguardanti l'Etna e altre località siciliane. Di Fabris invece non si sa molto, ma, di certo, con le tavole dei Campi Phlegarei si pose a modello per le vedute al guazzo di tutti i maestri napoletani successivi, da Alessandro D'Anna a Saverio Della Gatta. Le incisioni acquerellate del Fabris, in accordo con il gusto dell'epoca per l'alternanza di idillico e sublime, presentano scenari ameni e terribili eruzioni vulcaniche, ma anche campioni di minerali prelevati nelle varie località descritte da Hamilton, i quali vengono illustrati in maniera assolutamente realistica, pur mantendo sempre un alta qualità artistica. Ottimo esemplare.Gouaches napoletane?, cat. Della mostra, Napoli 1985, pagg. 224-225; G. Pane - V. Valerio, La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia?, cat. Della mostra, Napoli, 1988, pp. 309-311.

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        View of a part of the Island of Ischia called Lacco (tav. XXXII).

      Incisione in rame, foglio: mm. 330x460, battuta: mm. 215x395. Acquerellata d'epoca. Ottime condizioni. Tratta da: HAMILTON WILLIAM. Napoli, Pietro Fabris, 1776-1779.Campi phlegraei. Observations on the volcanos of the two Sicilies? Supplement to the Campi Phlegraei being an account to the grat eruption of the mount Vesuvius in the month of August 1779? L'opera costituisce un caso unico nella storia del libro illustrato settecentesco, in quanto riunisce un testo di grande interesse scientifico a una serie di 54 tavole di grande valore artistico disegnate dal vero, eseguite all'acquaforte su lastra di rame e dipinte all'acquerello dal grande vedutista Pietro Fabris (attivo tra 1763 e 1779). Il trattato, fu pubblicato nel 1776 con testo francese e inglese e fu indirizzato alla Royal Society di Londra. L'autore, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), fu a Napoli tra il 1764 e il 1800 come ambasciatore d'Inghilterra; durante tale permanenza poté raccogliere molto materiale relativo alla vulcanologia, in particolar modo riguardante il Vesuvio e i Campi Flegrei, ma anche riguardanti l'Etna e altre località siciliane. Di Fabris invece non si sa molto, ma, di certo, con le tavole dei Campi Phlegarei si pose a modello per le vedute al guazzo di tutti i maestri napoletani successivi, da Alessandro D'Anna a Saverio Della Gatta. Le incisioni acquerellate del Fabris, in accordo con il gusto dell'epoca per l'alternanza di idillico e sublime, presentano scenari ameni e terribili eruzioni vulcaniche, ma anche campioni di minerali prelevati nelle varie località descritte da Hamilton, i quali vengono illustrati in maniera assolutamente realistica, pur mantendo sempre un alta qualità artistica. Gouaches napoletane?, cat. Della mostra, Napoli 1985, pagg. 224-225; G. Pane - V. Valerio, La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia?, cat. Della mostra, Napoli, 1988, pp. 309-311.

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