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        Catalogo dei Quadri dei Disegni, e dei Libri che trattano dell'Arte del Disegno della Galleria del fu Sig. Conte Algarotti in Venezia

      - One finely engraved head-piece. 4 p.l., LXXX pp. 8vo, attractive early 19th-century calf-backed marbled boards, flat spine gilt, orange & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. [Venice, ca. 1776]. [bound with]: (PINELLI, Maffeo). Catalogo di Quadri raccolti dal fu Signor Maffeo Pinelli, ed ora posti in vendita in Venezia 1785. viii, 125 pp., one blank leaf. 8vo. [Venice: July 1785]. [bound with]: (GRIMANI COLLECTION). [Drop-title on p. 3]: Pitture e Scolture nel Palazzo di Casa Grimani a S.ta Maria Formosa. Engraved frontis. Titles & text in double columns in Italian & French. 13 pp. 8vo. [Venice: ca. 1790]. A fascinating sammelband of three very rare privately printed catalogues of important Venetian art collections, the first two of which were dispersed in the late 18th century. This volume was bound for Girolami Caratti of Udine, art enthusiast and book collector extraordinaire. Caratti is an elusive figure but we know that he corresponded extensively with Giovanni de Lazara and others. I. A rare catalogue, compiled by the architect G.A. Selva and based on the notes of the painter Pietro Edwards; a French language issue appeared in the same year and is also very rare. The collection was that of Francesco Algarotti (1712-64), cosmopolitan connoisseur of the arts and sciences who was esteemed by the philosophers of the Enlightenment for his wide knowledge and elegant presentation of advanced ideas. Algarotti commissioned a great many Venetian paintings for Augustus, Elector of Saxony, and for himself. Algarotti died in 1764 and the collection was then augmented by his brother Count Bonomo Algarotti who died in 1776. This catalogue was privately published by Bonomo's daughter, Contessa Maria Algarotti Corniani, from a manuscript found among her father's papers. The catalogue describes a large collection of splendid paintings, with detailed descriptions and measurements in Parisian feet (a rate of translation into Venetian feet is supplied). The drawings are described in less detail, though the medium is specified, and an extensive library of books on the fine arts and architecture is appended on pages LIX-LXXX. WorldCat locates no copy of either the Italian or French issues of this catalogue in North America. II. The rare catalogue of Maffeo Pinelli's large collection of paintings, here offered for sale, compiled by Jacobo Morelli, librarian at the Marciana, and authenticated by Davide Fossati and Domenico Maggioto, both members of the Accademia di Pittura di Venezia. The catalogue was privately published by Pinelli's executor, Daniele Zanchi, and includes detailed descriptions and measurements in Venetian feet of the paintings offered. In the preface, Morelli also devotes two pages to advertise his forthcoming catalogues Pinelli's library, justly claiming that the books are "di ottima conservazione, e degno di adornare qualunque Bibliotheca Regia" (p. viii). The catalogues of the Pinelli library, one of the most important private libraries in Italy, was issued in six volumes in 1787. The collection was then sold en bloc to the London bookseller James Edwards who in turn issued an auction catalogue. This sale marked the beginning of London as international art center. WorldCat locates only the CCA copy in North America. III. A charming guide to the art treasures in the Palazzo Grimani of Venice. The frontispiece depicts the entrance and view into the courtyard of the Palazzo Grimani. Caratti has annotated the frontispiece in manuscript and amended two points in the printed description. Fine copies, most attractively bound. With the signature of Caratti on the free front endpaper: "Ao. 1811. Girolamo Caratti Udine." I. Cicognara 4592. II & III. Not Cicognara. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvre VIII. L`Ami de la maison. Comédie en trois actes et en vers mêlée d`ariettes. Représentée devant sa Majesté à Fontainbleu le 26. octobre 1771 et sur le Théatre de la Comédie Italienne, le Jeudi 14. mai 17721. Dédiée à Monsieur de Duc de Duras. Gravée par J. Dezauche. Imprimé par Basset

      Paris : Houbaut; Lyon : Castaud, [1776?]. - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, Verlagsangabe), 169 S. Fol. HLdr. d. Zt. Ecken leicht beschabt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf Notenseiten. Titel leicht fleckig. // Full score. Fol. Contemp. half-leather. Corners sl. shaved. Ex-Library copy with stamps, occasionally also to contents. Titel sl. stained. Frühe Titelauflage der Erstausgabe. verlagsangabe bis \"Les marriages sannites\". RISM G/GG 3920.Versand D: 4,00 EUR illustration, Oper, opera, opera scores, illustration, Oper, Oper, Partituren Oper

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

      London: printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Davies, L. Hawes and Co. R. Horsfield, T. Becket, T. Lowndes, S. Crowder, J. Knox, T. Cadell, W. Otridge, G. Robinson, R. Baldwin, W. Woodfall, and E. Johnston [through 1776], MDCCXLVIII [1748]. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Near Fine+. Fifteenth Edition (first published 1748) of the official account of Anson's famous circumnavigation of the world, the "most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century" and a "masterpiece of descriptive travel." (Hill). Royal Quarto (not the inferior octavo edition of the same year), complete with 42 plates, maps and charts (many folding), in addition to the magnificent folding map, bound in as frontispiece, showing the route of the Centurion, not present in the first edition and not called for in the directions to the binder. xx,417,[3]pp. Contemporary speckled calf, sympathetically rebacked in matching brown calf, spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco label. End papers renewed, but retaining copper-engraved armorial bookplate of Julines Hering (presumably Julines Hering [1732-1797] of Heybridge Hall, military officer and later wealthy owner of sugar plantations in Jamaica), reaffixed to front paste down. An excellent copy, the attractive contemporary binding tight and secure, several maps with nearly invisible repairs by a paper conservationist, a few plates and adjacent text-pages foxed, a few neat marginal notes in brown ink in a contemporary hand, but in all a very bright, clean, well-margined copy, with only light occasional finger-soiling and spotting. Hill 1817. Sabin 1629. Gibson's Library, p. 50. Borba de Moraes 38. Cox Vol. I, p. 49. One of the landmark English circumnavigations, Anson's voyage laid the groundwork for British voyages of exploration in the Pacific by Cook and others during the second half of the 18th century. Unlike those later voyages undertaken for scientific purposes, however, Anson's was a strictly military expedition, intended to disrupt Spanish commerce in the Pacific and cut off Spanish supplies of wealth from South America after the outbreak of war between Britain and Spain, in 1739. In the autumn of that year, Anson was put in command of a small squadron—the Centurion (60 guns), the Gloucester (50 guns), the Severn (50 guns), the Pearl (40 guns), the Wager (28 guns), the sloop Tryal (8 guns) and two store ships—and sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America. But after his ships were battered by storms and most of his crew lost during the trip round Cape Horn, the expedition was on the verge of collapse. Anson retreated across the Pacific to Macao, where the Centurion was repaired and more crew was signed on. Then, in June, 1743, Anson achieved a substantial victory, capturing a Spanish treasure ship, the Manila galleon, off the Philippines, and returned to England in 1744 by way of China, thus completing a circumnavigation. "Anson’s voyage is remembered as a classic tale of endurance and leadership in the face of fearful disasters, but to the British public of 1744 it was the treasure of the galleon, triumphantly paraded through the streets of London, which did something to restore national self-esteem battered by an unsuccessful war." (ODNB) The precise authorship of the Voyage has long been a subject of debate. Although the title-page states the book was "compiled" by Richard Walter, chaplain of Anson's flagship the 'Centurion,' Sir John Barrow's 1839 Life of George, Lord Anson claimed it was, in fact, written by Colonel Benjamin Robins, "an engineer officer of great talent and celebrity." According to Barrow, "Walter drew the skeleton, and Robins clothed it with flesh and warmth of imagination." N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        A Modern System of Natural History. [In Twelve Volumes, Complete]; Containing Accurate Descriptions and Faithful Histories, of Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals. [Quadrupeds (Vols I - IV) ; Ornithology (Vols V-VIII) ; Fishes (Vols IX-X) ; Reptiles & Insects (Vol XI) ; Waters, Earths (Vol XII)]

      F Newberry, London 1776 - Copperplate engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 2146 pages; 12 volumes, complete. 1st and only edition. 12mo (in 6s). Uniformly bound in marbled calf with extra gilt tooling to spines rubbed and perishing. Recent owner commissioned gilt tooled morocco spine labes for each volume with title (Ward's Natural History) and volume number labels mounted to spines. This set contains 122 copperplate engravings, though there is certainly one plate lacking from Vol V. Volumes V - XII issued with two title pages, one for the whole work and one for the specific study - Ornithology, Fishes, Reptiles etc. Each of these discrete sets/works contained in the larger set contain separate indices and pages with lists of plates for placement by the binder. Lacking from these catalogs is the plate for the Gyr Falcon to be placed at pp. 108 of Vol V. Vols I-IV, which comprise the study of Quadrupeds were issued with only the title page for the whole work and not with title pages for the Quadruped volumes. No list of plates accompanied the Quadruped volumes; it appears the extra several plates found in this set (and not seen in most other sets) are located among the first 4 volumes. Almost uniformly there are two blank endpages at front and rear, though in 2 volumes there is only a single blank at rear. Interestingly Vol XI - the study of reptiles has a 2nd title page identifying it as Vol I of that study, though no 2nd volume appeared. As a final leaf in the last (12th volume) a corrected 2nd title page for the Reptile volume is supplied without reference to a Vol I for the book on Reptiles. Several volumes have Newberry catalog ad pages at rear. Each volume collated and found complete, save for the lack of a single plate from Vol V. Half of the volumes have the front board detached, and several with the rear board detached. Other boards tenuous. Leather at spines chipped at spine ends and with surfaces rubbed and flaking with much loss of extra gilt work. Housed in a custom made cloth covered case commissioned by recent owner. Original manuscript ownership rubbed from the patedowns of each volume, though dimly visible - might be a James Flanagan. Text blocks tightly bound, bright and very neat; copperplates are crisp and fresh. Generally considered complete with 118 copperplates, this set notable for several extra plates. Contents much better than VG but with wear to spines and joints. G+ [Plate count by Volume : I (4) ; II ( 21) ; III (16) ; IV ( 4) ; V ( 7) ; VI (7) ; VII (16) ; VIII (7) ; IX ( 13) ; X ( 7) ; XI (10) ; XII (10) Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compendio di tutta la Teologia Morale del Padre Paolo Gabriele Antoine della Compagnia di Gesù, e delle illustrazioni del Padre Filippo da Carbognano, Minore Osservante, e del Padre Bonaventura Staidel, Minore Conventuale. Dalla Lingua Latina tradotto nella Lingua Italiana. E accresciuto nuov

      Nella Stamperia Baglioni - Venezia, 1776. ITALIANO 0,53 Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, titolo scritto a mano sul dorso, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli lievemente bruniti, pagine ben conservate, poche con becca, disegno sul margine concavo di pagine 109 e 110. Presenta indice, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Su foglio di guardia scritta a matita. Frontespizio con magnifica marca tipografica incisa in nero. Elegante testatina, capolettera, finalino e cornice tipografica incisi in nero. I tavola, fuori formato e testo, dal titolo "Figura per conoscere i diversi gradi della consanguinità", in nero, con strappetto. Testo dell'Appendice posto su due colonne. Tomo Secondo della collana Compendio di tutta la Teologia Morale. USATO

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        1776 1ed Encyclopedia of Yverdon Illustrated Surgery Anatomy Alchemy Diamonds

      Yverdon, 1776. First edition. - 1776 1ed Encyclopedia of Yverdon Illustrated Surgery Anatomy Alchemy Diamonds Carpentry ENGINEERING Mining + 142 Copper Plates! Often called the “Protestant Encyclopedia,” this encyclopedia was a response work to the famous Diderot and d’Alembert Universal Dictionary. This “Encyclopaedia of Yverdon” was published as a ‘less-anti-religious’ work than that of Diderot. This French universal dictionary is filled with 142 copper engravings. This third volume from the complete set covers topics from C-D and has illustrations of carpentry, wood construction, bridge building, surgery, human anatomy (skeletons), medical instruments, cobblers, gilders, chemists and alchemists, diamond grinders, wagon builders, lace bracers, clothmakers, seamstresses, ropes, roofers, and many other professions. Item number: #383 Price: $950 FELICE, Fortune Barthelmy de Encyclopedie, Ou Dictionnaire Universel Raisonne Des Connoissances Humaines. Yverdon, 1776. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: • Binding: Leather; tight and secure, front & back board attached by rope cords • Language: French • Provenance: Bookplate – Joannis Cornelii Van Den Eynde • Size: ~10in X 8in (25cm x 20cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 383 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Declaration signer Matthew Thornton signed document, scarce 1776 date

      New Hampshire, September 20, 1776. 3.5" x 7". "Partial page ADS, 7"" x 3.5"", boldly manuscripted with strong contrast and signed by Declaration of Independence signer Mathew Thornton. Dated ""Septem 20th 1776"", and signed by him as ""M. Thornton"". Large perfect round hole in the middle of the sheet, about 1/2"" in diameter. (This may have been purposively placed once paid as proof of receipt of payment and rendering it used). Overall toning with slight staining. Irregular edges. Docketed to verso stating it was received with small notes in graphite.A fantastic DS with an incredibly rare 1776 date. The first we have seen come to auction with this scarce date. Thornton was first President of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Associate Justice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire. He was elected to the Continental Congress after the debates on independence had occurred, but as he did not arrive in Philadelphia until November 1776, he was granted permission to actually sign the Declaration of Independence three months after the formal signing in August.The signed document is shown in part below:""State of New Hampshire - Septem 20, 1776To Nath Johnan Esq. Pursuant to a voteOf Council of ... pay Nathaniel Jorden For taking care of ... Light house at NewCastleFive pounds, six shilling, + six pence -£5 6:6 M Thorton ... "" "

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        Observations on the nature of civil liberty, the principles of government, and the justice and policy of the war with America. To which is added an appendix, containing a state of the national debt, an estimate of the money drawn from the public by the taxes, and an account of the national income and expenditure since the last war.

      London: T. Cadell 1776 - 8vo., (6) + 128pp., wanting the half-title, early instruction in ink to binder on title-page, recent cloth-backed marbled boards with morocco label on upper cover lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition. Goldsmiths 11512. Kress 7243. Stammhammer II, p.258. Sabin 65452. Thomas, Stephens and Jones 19A1. Adams 76-118a. [together with], Additional observations on the nature and value of civil liberty, and the war with America: also observations on schemes for raising money by public loans; an historical deduction and analysis of the national debt; and a brief account of the debts and resources of France.> London: T. Cadell. 1777. 8vo., xvi + 176pp., recent cloth-backed marbled boards with morocco label on upper cover lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition. Kress B.71. Stammhammer II p.258. Sabin 65444. Thomas, Stephens and Jones 20a. Adams 77-75a. Only later editions in Goldsmiths. Essays of some significance in Anglo-American history. 'Price had started writing the work early in November 1775 and it had taken him the better part of the winter to complete it. The pamphlet's popularity, apart from its intrinsic merits, was due to the fact that it was a spirited defence of the American colonists published at a time when relations between the colonies and the Mother Country were deteriorating to the point of rebellion. The first part examines the nature of liberty, the principles of government, and the circumstances in which one society can claim authority over another. The second discusses whether war with America could be justified and whether Britain had any prospects of success. In the Conclusion Price summarizes a speech which the Earl of Sherburne had made in the House of Lords in the debate on the American Prohibitory Bill.' [Thomas et al. p.56]. Price had for several years before the outbreak of hostilities been sympathetic to the cause of the American colonists. As a non-conformist he had long championed the cause of the freedom of worship and been disappointed in the lack of progress made towards it in England. For this reason he was less likely to support the establishment and the conventions of government as they had developed in his own country. In particular he believed that government had no part to play in religion. His theories of civil society, inspired by Locke, and based on the idea of implicit contract, took seriously the claims that political society is the creation of all> its members. It followed naturally from this that Price was the enemy of imperialism since imperialism involved claims to rule a community which did not derive from the will or consent of the constituent peoples. Price's support of the American colonists made him almost at once one of the best known men in England. 'The pamphlet provoked an extensive controversy. Some thirty pamphlets appeared from some of the best known controversialists of the day: including Adam Ferguson, John William Fletcher, Henry Goodricke, Richard Hey, John Lind, James Macpherson, John Shebbeare, and John Wesley. The City of London made Price a Freeman in recognition of his services to the cause of liberty. The pamphlet was translated into French, Dutch and German. It marked Price's emergence as a figure of national, indeed international, importance.' [Thomas et al. p.56]. The Additional Observations> 'is divided into three parts. In the first Price extends the analysis and the assessment of the value of liberty that he had given in the earlier pamphlet and points to what he believes are the tendencies that threaten the enjoyment of it. Among these he includes the general indifference on the part of the public to political matters, the diminution of the power and influence of the Commons, failure to secure triennial Parliaments, the acceptance of a standing army, the tolerance of a high level of public indebtedness, lack of vigilance in the control of public expenditure, the dangers implicit in the conduct of the Commons over the Middlesex electio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1776. 2 volumes, quarto (275 x 210mm). Contemporary calf gilt, spine in 7 compartments with raised bands, 2 with green morocco lettering labels With cancels M3, Q1, U3, 2Z3, 3A4 & 3O4 in volume 1, and cancels D1 & 3Z4 in volume 2, without half-title in volume 2 (not called for in volume 1). Volume 2 with a few light pencil markings in margins and a neat early ink annotation in margin of p.488. First edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought... Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work" (PMM).

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        PRINCIPIOS MILITARES en que se explican las operaciones de la guerra subterranea, o el modo de dirigir, fabricar, y usar las minas y contra-minas en el ataque y defensa de las plazas.

      Barcelona, Eulalia Piferrer Viuda, 1776.. Dispuestos para la instruccion de la ilustre juventud del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. FIRST EDITION 1776. Small 4to, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5½ inches, 24 folding engraved plates and plans, pages: (30), 286, Spanish text, bound in full antique mottled leather, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed, cover edges slightly worn, several scrapes to surface of upper cover, ink ownership stamp to half-title, top of title page and lower margin of page 15, small correction to 2 words, few pale brown marks to final page of text, small light stain to lower blank corner of last 4 plates, otherwise contents fine and bright, a couple of plates protruding slightly from text block. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. A scarce Spanish technical military book. The author Don Raimundo Sanz is described on the title page as Cabellero del Orden de Santiago, Mariscal de Campo de los Exercitos de S. M., y Coronel del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        [BOUGAINVILLE] Voyage autour du monde, par la frégate du roi La Boudeuse, et La Flûte l'Étoile;

      en 1776, 1767. 1768 & 1769. Paris : Chez Saillant & Nyon, 1772. Second édition, augmentée. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary full mottled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament and red labels with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red, pp 336, 453, [3], first volume with 6 copper engraved maps (folding), second volume with 15 maps (folding) and 3 engraved plates, engraved headpieces, tailpieces and initials, contents of both volumes crisp and clean, a fine copy. Bougainville's voyage - the first French circumnavigation - was of immense importance in terms of the impetus it provided to a renewal of France's colonial empire following territorial losses suffered to Britain in the Seven Years' War: it opened up the Pacific for French expansion. Yet what cannot be overstated is the impact that Bougainville's own vivid and romanticised descriptions of the Pacific - specifically Tahiti - had on the French public imagination, her writers, artists and thinkers. The utopian ideal of the noble savage living in an Earthly Paradise owes much to Bougainville's response to his encounter with the Tahitian culture and landscape. Even though he was not the first European to reach Tahiti - the Englishman Samuel Wallis had done so one year earlier - Bougainville's account is fundamental to the formation of the European romantic vision of the South Seas. Bougainville had the imprimatur of the French government to undertake a voyage of exploration which would seek to gather scientific, geographical and cultural information. For example, his narrative includes the first vocabulary of the Tahitian language, which is also the first written glossary of any Polynesian language. The advancement of knowledge had not been the principle objective of French voyages of the preceding period, which were motivated by commercial interests. After entering the Pacific through the Straits of Magellan early in 1768, Bougainville went in fruitless search of the fabled 'Davis Land', which was rumoured to exist to the west of Chile. He then took possession of the Tuamotu Archipelago and Tahiti for France, providing in his narrative an extensive, detailed and enthusiastic account of Tahiti. Crossing the Pacific he made landfall first in Samoa and then the New Hebrides. From the island of Espiritu Santo, with the thought of possibly discovering the east coast of New Holland, he struck out due west, a course which would have allowed him to reach the coast of Queensland. Fatefully, he was unable to navigate through the Great Barrier Reef, and sailing north instead, he passed through the Solomons (naming Bougainville for himself) and on to Batavia. Bougainville was to learn in Batavia of the exploits of the navigators Wallis and Carteret, both of whom had sailed across the Pacific a short time earlier. However, it was Bougainville's narrative which was to cause a sensation in France upon its publication, in some part because of its contribution to scientific and geographical knowledge but primarily for the account of Tahiti, which was to have such an enduring effect on the European imagination. The first edition of Voyage autour du monde, also published by Saillant & Nyon, appeared in 1771. Copies of this slightly expanded second edition are recorded in five Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Queensland; University of Queensland Library; State Library of Victoria).

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        Vue d'Italie : Marine animée à la tour carrée

      S.n. 1776 - - S.n., s.l. (Circa 1776), Cadre : 40x50cm ; dessin : 18x24cm, une feuille encadrée. - Dessin original au crayon représentant une vue animée de bord de mer. Encadrement moderne de baguettes noires. Dessin réalisé pendant le voyage fait avec le marquis de Sade au cours de l'année 1776. Jean-Baptiste Tierce (1737-1794), élève à l'école des Beaux-arts de Rouen puis à l'Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture de Paris, se fit rapidement remarquer comme paysagiste pour ses vues du Sud de la France et de l'Italie. Ses tableaux sont conservés aux Offices de Florence et dans plusieurs musées français. Lorsqu'en décembre 1775 Sade quitte Rome pour Naples, il est accueilli par le gendre de son ami le Docteur Mesny, Jean-Baptiste Tierce, qui à cette époque reçoit les commandes du Cardinal de Bernis. Il trouve un logement au Marquis « [qui] entend tout voir [de la région], s'instruire de tout, juger, admirer, critiquer, aimer, haïr, bref se livrer sans frein à cette curiosité insatiable et passionnée qui le conduit aussi bien dans les musées, les galeries, les églises, les palais et les bibliothèques, que dans les grottes, les caveaux, les catacombes, et jusque dans les entrailles des volcans. Il ne se contente pas de contempler les œuvres d'art, les monuments antiques ou modernes, il observe aussi les mœurs, la politique, la religion, l'administration, la vie sociale. La beauté des femmes, les usages du monde, la qualité des spectacles, les manières de manger, de boire, de s'habiller, de prier, de se conduire dans le monde : rien ne le laisse indifférent. Il voudrait saisir tout le présent et tout le passé de cette civilisation, l'embrasser toute entière dans une vision unique et universelle. Programme gigantesque, à la mesure de son imagination exceptionnelle, mais qu'il n'a plus remplir, qu'il lui était impossible de remplir. Pourtant, telle est sa première ambition d'écrivain : grandiose, démesurée. En vue de ce « grand œuvre », Sade prend des notes à la hâte, au bord des chemins ou dans les auberges, qu'il complète avec les fiches de ses correspondants Mesny et Iberti. Ainsi s'édifie ce monument qu'il destine au public, mais qui ne verra le jour qu'au XXème siècle. Jean-Baptiste Tierce y collabore étroitement : il relit les notes et consigne ses observations sur de petits cahiers, avec des numéros renvoyant aux œuvres décrites. Sade en tient le plus grand compte. Souvent, le peintre l'accompagne dans ses randonnées, son carnet de croquis à la main, dessinant les édifices et les paysages qu'ils ont sous les yeux. Une centaine de ces dessins et gouaches ont été récemment retrouvés dans les archives de la famille de Sade. Ils confèrent au Voyage en Italie l'allure d'un véritable reportage. » (Maurice Levert, Sade, pp. 283-284). Provenance : archives de la famille de Sade. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Italian scene: animated seaside with square tower Original pencil drawing showing an animated seaside scene. Modern black wooden frame. A drawing done during the journey the artist undertook with Sade in 1776. Jean-Baptiste Tierce (1737-1794), who studied at the School of Fine Arts in Rouen and subsequently at the Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris, quickly built a reputation as a landscapist for his views of the South of France and Italy. His paintings are in the Uffizi in Florence and several French museums. When, in December 1775, Sade left Rome for Naples, he was welcomed by the son-in-law of his friend Dr. Mesny, Jean-Baptiste Tierce, who at the time was working on commissions for Cardinal de Bernis. He found lodgings for the Marquis who "intends to see everything [of the region], learn everything, judge, admire, critique, love, hate, in short give himself over to the insatiable and passionate curiosity that takes him to museums, galleries, churches, palaces and libraries as well as grottoes, caves, catacombs, and right down to the very innards of volcanoes. He was not content merely to look at the various works of art [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Rare French Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence

      1776 - Copperplate engraving, "In Congress, July 4, 1776, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America" Paris: Kaeppelin & Cie, 15 Quai Voltaire; engraved by F. Lepelle. [1840.] 25 x 32". 1p. Scarce French reproduction based on William J. Stone's official copperplate facsimile done by order of Congress. This French edition was produced for an 1840 adaptation of Jared Sparks's Life and Writings of Washington, appearing as plate 22 in the atlas accompanying the multi-volume work. Historical BackgroundOn May 26, 1824, Congress directed the distribution of the 200 official parchment facsimiles struck on vellum from William J. Stone's copperplate. They were sent to the surviving signers and to the president, vice-president and other government officials and agencies. Two copies of the Stone Declaration were also sent to the Marquis de Lafayette, who, at the invitation of President Monroe and Congress, would soon enjoy a triumphal year-long return visit to the United States beginning in August of 1824.Four years later, Lafayette was instrumental in arranging a meeting between American historian Jared Sparks and his noted French counterpart François Guizot. Sparks proposed that the Guizot oversee a translation of his work in progress, Life and Writings of Washington. Sparks would not complete his epic project for another decade. In 1840, Guizot published his Vie, Correspondance et Ecrits de Washington in Paris by the Librairie de Charles Gosselin. This facsimile of the Declaration appeared in the "atlas" accompanying the publication. Given the connection between Sparks, Guizot and Lafayette, it's likely that one of the Lafayette's copies of the Stone facsimile served as the basis for this French printing.Kaeppelin & Compagnie was active in Paris from the mid-1830s through the 1850s, and the Kaeppelin name was connected with the Paris printing trade throughout the century. The firm was at the forefront of French lithographic innovation, competing for prestige awards from the Société d'encouragement pour l'industrie nationale, including one for the development of a lithographic transfer process. The engraver, Frédéric Lepelle de Bois-Gallais, was for many years associated with the Archives Nationales in Paris. A paleographer and calligrapher, Lepelle was particularly noted for his facsimiles of historical letters and manuscripts.There is a marked difference between the care taken at the beginning of this French facsimile, and the balance. At some point, likely with printing deadlines in mind, the engraver literally stopped dotting the "i"s and crossing the "t"s, although the signatures were copies with excellent results.Provenance14 April 1903 pencil inscription on verso by New York City art collector Henry C. Bush to his father-in-law James White.

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        MANUSCRIPT MAP, PART OF SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN, GERMANY from 1776

      1776. I am offering a small hand-drawn and hand-colored map of part of Germany near Denmark, the title reading "Landkarte von Eyderstede Everschop und Utholm." The peninsula covered by the map, largely flat marshland, was being diked by the year 1,000 a.d., a cooperative gesture between settlements surely uncommon for the time. The map shows green landscape, heraldic Eyderstede ships, inked names and buildings, map projection numbers, a mileage chart, and the illegible signature of T.C. ****, who drew it in 1776. The map, in its borders, measures 14.5cm x 19,7 cm, and has an old center crease. The reverse bears a few brown stains and possibly a narrow trace of tape. It is on cream laid paper and has never been matted or framed, though the margins are cut fairly close. This little map is amazingly vivid and full of charm.

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        PRINCIPIOS MILITARES en que se explican las operaciones de la guerra subterranea, o el modo de dirigir, fabricar, y usar las minas y contra-minas en el ataque y defensa de las plazas.

      Barcelona, Eulalia Piferrer Viuda, 1776. Dispuestos para la instruccion de la ilustre juventud del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. FIRST EDITION 1776. Small 4to, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5½ inches, 24 folding engraved plates and plans, pages: (30), 286, Spanish text, bound in full antique mottled leather, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly rubbed, cover edges slightly worn, several scrapes to surface of upper cover, ink ownership stamp to half-title, top of title page and lower margin of page 15, small correction to 2 words, few pale brown marks to final page of text, small light stain to lower blank corner of last 4 plates, otherwise contents fine and bright, a couple of plates protruding slightly from text block. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. A scarce Spanish technical military book. The author Don Raimundo Sanz is described on the title page as Cabellero del Orden de Santiago, Mariscal de Campo de los Exercitos de S. M., y Coronel del Real Cuerpo de Artilleria. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, MAY 10, 1775. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF CONGRESS.

      Philadelphia: Printed; London: Re-Printed for J. Almon,, [London]: 1776 - [4], 168, 159-200 [as issued]. With the half title. Pagination repeated for pages 159-168, but text continuous, as issued. Bound in attractive modern marbled boards and blue quarter morocco, with gilt-lettered spine title, bookplate of James Strohn Copley-- the journalist, newspaper editor, and prominent rare book collector, on the front pastedown. A clean, attractive text, Very Good. The Journal lists the delegates attending from each State, and provides an accounting of proceedings from May 10 to August 1, 1775. Credentials certifying the appointment of delegates are included, by State. In the words of the South Carolina appointment, they are authorized to take such measures as "shall appear to be necessary for the recovery of American Rights and Liberties, and for restoring harmony between Great-Britain and her Colonies." Also included is a letter from London, signed in type by Benjamin Franklin, informing the Convention "that three regiments of foot, one of dragoons, seven hundred marines, six sloops of war, and two frigates, are now under orders for America." Affidavits of eyewitnesses recount the exciting events of April 18 and 19, 1775, "on the road between Concord and Lexington.They swore if we stirred, another step, we should all be dead men." Detailed activities of the Convention are printed, including George Washington's appointment as General and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United Colonies; and a gold mine of other material, such as rules and regulations of the Continental Army, the Olive Branch Petition, the Draft of the Address of Congress to the Six Confederated Indian Nations, and the Declaration "Setting Forth the Causes and Necessities of Their Taking Up Arms." FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Howes J264aa. Adams Controversy 75-151b. Sabin 15543. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A SURVEY OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY, Considered in the Present State of Improvement (2 vols)

      Carman & Newberry, London 1776 - VG books. 8vo 10,419pp & 6,410pp. Worn 7 stained orig calf boards. Gilt dotted board edges. Tight & clean inside. Red spine labels gilt lettered "Goldsmith's Experimental Philosophy". Label edges chipped & worn. Worn covers. Contents quite nice, almost no foxing, type offset or bleed thru. No soiling. Both half titles present. All 24 plates collated, all bright & clean. VG books. Rebacked, using orig red leather spine title labels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Partie de Milieu de l'Etat de L'Eglise contenant la Legation d'Urbin, la Marche, l'Ombrie...

      Carta geografica tratta dal "Atlas Universel.." edito a Venezia tra il 1776 - 84. La carta deriva da quella di Padre Ruggero Boschovic. Pubblicata dalla tipografia Remondini. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Taken from the "Atlas Universal" by Santini, printed by Remondini. Copperplate, contemporary outline colour, tear in the central fold, otherwise in good condition. Venezia Venice 620 460

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        Histoire générale des animaux, des végetaux et des mineraux, qui se trouvent dans le Royaume, representés en gravure et dessinés d'après nature, avec l'explication aussi gravée au bas de chaque planche de ces differentes substances, pour servir d'intelligence à l'histoire générale et economique des trois regnes. Partie Ire. représentant les quadrupèdes de la France.

      Paris, chez l'auteur et chez Debure l'ainé Libraire, [1776]. Folio (45.5 x 28.9 cm) with 38 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates with engraved text and engraved title. Original printed wrappers. In 20th-century protective cloth box (48.2 x 30.6 x 2.8 cm) with a printed label mounted on the front (top) board.l Very rare, only published edition, ‘à compte d'auteur’, Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz (1731-1807). It includes fine, hand-coloured plates of both wild and domestic animals, all with elaborate text about their habitats, habits and their physiognomy. The plates are somewhat in the style of Buffon, but the text is entirely different, clearly of an independently crafted work. Conlon states that the work was published in 1776. The index of the Biblioteca comunale di Siena lists 1778, but that could be the year of acquisition, or the publishing date of a sequel. Such a sequel, with one bird plate only, was recorded in the "Nachricht von den Werken des Naturforschers Büchoz", an anonymous publication issued in 1795 or 1796. Title page with a few repairs, otherwise a very good copy. Conlon "Le siècle des lumières XVIII, p. 87; Neither in Nissen, ZBI, nor in Cat. BM(NH), nor in Brunet.

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        Biblia, das ist die ganze gottliche hielige Schrift alten und neuen Testaments nach der deutschen Uebersetzung D Martin Luthers

      Germantown: Christopher Saur, 1776. Thick 4to, pp. [4], 992, 277, [3]; ex-AAS, with their engraved bookplate on the front pastedown; title page cleaned and backed, the title and second leaf with neat repairs to the fore-margin; moderate toning and foxing throughout, and a bit of occasional waterstaining; full contemporary calf, black morocco label on spine; rear board replaced, and the whole rebacked using the original front board and spine; in spite of the restorations, a pretty nice copy, lacking the original clasps. A pencil note on the flyleaf reads: "Purchased Anderson Auction Co,. Sale Oct. 13, 1909." And a corroborating notation in ink on an old bookseller's catalogue cutting pasted in under the bookplate: "Geo. Matthews sale 10/13/09 Anderson Gall." Saur's famed "Gun-Wad Bible", so named because the remaining unbound sheets were used for gun-wadding when the British entered Philadelphia during the American Revolution. The first Bible printed in the Western Hemisphere was Eliot's Indian Bible of 1663. The first Bible printed in the Western Hemisphere in a European language was Christopher Saur's German Bible, published in 1743; it was reprinted in 1763, and again in that fateful year, 1776. "This edition consisted of 3000 copies. The Revolutionary War broke out about the time it was issued, and after the Battle of Germantown, Saur, to preserve the residue of his property, and in the supposition that American independence could not be maintained, went into Philadelphia and resided there whilst the British held possession of that city. His estate was subsequently confiscated in consequence, and his books sold. The principle part of this third edition of the Germantown Bible in sheets were thus destroyed, having been used for cartridge paper" (O'Callaghan, p. 29). Wright, Early Bibles of America, pp. 28-54; Darlow & Moule 4240; Evans 14663; Hildeburn 3336; Sabin 5194.

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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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        Oeuvres complettes publiées par M Rigoley de Juvigny

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Lambert, 1776. Fine. de l'Imprimerie de Lambert, Paris 1776, in-8 (12,5x19,5 cm), (4) xv ; 379pp. (4) et (4) 573pp. (1) et (4) 544pp. et (4) 599pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp., 7 volumes reliés. - The most complete collective edition of Alexis Piron's works, edited by Rigoley de Juvigny. Portrait of the author at the beginning of the first volume, engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin after Caffieri. As very often, the eighth volume (being the Œuvres badines) is not present. A well-margined copy. Contemporary green morocco. Spine richly gilt with dentelles and gilt fleurons, red morocco title and label volumes. Triple gilt fillet frame to covers. Gilt roulette frame to pastedowns. All edges gilt. Spines lightly and uniformly sunned, a few scratches. Occasional light spotting, but otherwise a very good copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition collective la plus complète des œuvres d'Alexis Piron, donnée par Rigoley de Juvigny. Portrait de l'auteur en tête du premier tome, gravé sur cuivre par Augustin de Saint-Aubin d'après Caffieri. Comme très souvent, le huitième tome, comprenant les Œuvres badines, n'est pas joint ici. Exemplaire à grandes marges. Reliures de l'époque en plein maroquin vert. Dos lisses richement ornés de dentelles et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge. Triple filet doré en encadrement des plats. Roulette dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées.  Dos légèrement et uniformément insolés, ainsi que quelques épidermures. Quelques légères rousseurs, sinon bel exemplaire.  

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        Memoires pour servir a la connaissance des affaires politiques et économiqu EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Londres|& se trouve à Dresde: S.n.|& se trouve chez Conrad Walther, 1776. Fine. S.n. & se trouve chez Conrad Walther, à Londres & se trouve à Dresde 1776, 2 tomes en un Vol. Pet. in 4 (16,5x20cm), x (6) 431pp. (1), relié. - First edition, rare, of Canzler from Barbier (Dict. anonymous works). Title pages in red and black, illustrated with two vignettes. 43 tables flyers. Two figures of the orders of chivalry. The two volumes are continuous pagination. Half Calf fawn with small time corners. Back tooled raised florets 4 cold and cold nets; title and volume number struck cold. The work presents a complete military and political panorama of Sweden, mainly economic perspective, history, ... (spreading art, architecture ...) The author, as announced in preface, spent seven years in the country, taking care with the aim of its future work, attending scholars, libraries and anything that might serve his purpose. Trade, the country's finances are finely and carefully studied. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, de Canzler d'après Barbier (Dict. des ouvrages anonymes). Pages de titres en rouge et noir, illustrées de deux vignettes. 43 tableaux dépliants. Deux figures des ordres de chevalerie. Les deux tomes sont à pagination continue. Reliure en demi veau fauve à petits coins d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons à froid et de filets à froid ; titre et tomaison frappés à froid. L'oeuvre présente un panorama complet de la Suède, essentiellement du point de vue économique, historique, militaire et politique... (écartant l'art, l'architecture...) L'auteur, comme l'annonce la préface, a vécu sept années dans le pays, en prenant soin dans le but de son ouvrage futur, de fréquenter les savants, les bibliothèques et tout ce qui pouvait servir son dessein. Le commerce, les finances du pays sont finement et scrupuleusement étudiés.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Two Volumes

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1776. First Edition. 2 Volumes, folio (30 cm x 23.5 cm). Half-title to volume 2 only, as issued. Errata in volume 2 instructing the reader to make 2 pen corrections to the text, which has been done very neatly; pp. [2] blank, [xii], 510, [2] blank; [2 blank], [iv], 587, [1] publisher's advert, [2] blank; Leaves M3, U3, 2Z3, 3A4 and 3O4 of volume 1 are cancels; leaves D1, Zzz4 in volume 2 are cancels. Wide margins Vol. I has over 265 pages with very neat handwritten ink side-notes, and Vol. II has 63 similar pages of notes in what appears to be in a contemporary hand; top-edge only trimmed, others uncut, bound in contemporary speckled calf with gilt double frame, corners square. Masterfully rebacked in matching speckled leather, and with the original maroon and gilt-stamped leather title labels and gilt-stamped green volume number labels laid-down, Blemish to upper cover of vol. 1 (see pic.). Insignificant foxing to several pages only, one closed tear repaired in vol. 2 (see pic.), edges dusty, else a fine, handsome copy of the first edition in contemporary binding. "The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought". (Printing and the Mind of Man 221).. First Edition. Original. Fine. Quarto.

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        Alphabetum Barmanum seu Bomanum regni Avae finitimarumque regionum Editio altera emendatior

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1776. First edition. Folding engraved plate of Pali text by Giuseppe Expilii (numbered page xlv). [2] ff. [v]-xlv, 51 pp. Lacking [a1] blank. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine. First edition. Folding engraved plate of Pali text by Giuseppe Expilii (numbered page xlv). [2] ff. [v]-xlv, 51 pp. Lacking [a1] blank. 1 vols. Small 8vo. The First Burmese Type. Birrell & Garnett 18; Smitskamp PO 209; Brunet I, 197

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        Les à propos de société ou chansons de M. L*** [suivi de] Les a propos de la folie ou chansons grotesques, grivoises et annonces de parade

      1776 - 3 volumes, X-302 + [2]-316pp. [Paris], [s.l.], 1776, in-8, 3 volumes, X-302 + [2]-316pp. + VI-318-[3] pages, 3 frontispices, veau olive XIXe, plats ornés à la Du Seuil, dos à 5 nerfs et fleuronné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, tranches dorées, gardes jaspées, signet, Édition originale de ce recueil de chansons de Pierre de Laujon, composées à l'occasion de "fêtes de Société". Ces À Propos traitent de sujets frivoles, grivois, légers ou d'actualité de la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle : la vieillesse dont on se gausse, l'amour et l'ivresse dont on rit, mais aussi les anniversaires, les naissances et les mariages des grands personnages du temps. Les textes sont accompagnés des airs et des refrains. Le tome III, "les à propos de la folie", compile des chansons ayant servi d'annonce ou de vaudeville à des parades populaires. Élégante impression parisienne illustrée par Moreau le Jeune de 3 titres avec encadrement et figures, de 3 frontispices, de vignettes et culs-de-lampe historiés gravés par Launay, Simonet, Duclos et Martini. Étiquettes ex-libris de deux bibliophiles de la première moitié du XXe siècle : Yves Refoulé et Charles Miguet. Hormis quelques rarissimes rousseurs, bel exemplaire. coiffes et coins usés ; néanmoins, belle reliure, dans un bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE SENTIMENTAL, PAR M STERNE, SOUS LE NOM D'YORICK

      Neuchatel: De l'Imprimerie de Samuel Fauche, 1776. viii,207,[1],205pp. Two parts bound in one volume. 12mo. Full contemporary red morocco, elaborately gilt extra, a.e.g., initials "N.S." in gilt on upper board, painted armorial crests on each pastedown. Spine darkened, inner hinges cracking slightly, joints a bit rubbed, bookplate on verso of front free endsheet, internally very good or better. An attractively bound copy of this edition of Frénais's translation into French, first published in Amsterdam in 1769. The distinctive and elaborate painted coats of arms on the pastedowns are in four or more colors, and include a crowned eagle ascendant over a crocodile, and a blind-folded man in profile against a shield.

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        Journée de l'amour ou heures de Cythere EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Gnide: S.n., 1776. Fine. S.n., à Gnide 1776, In-8 (12,5x20,3cm), xiv (2) 165pp. (1), relié. - First edition first printing of figures 4 and 8 tail-lamp after Taunay painter, one image created by this artist. Cohen on "graceful figures". Copy to weapons and weapons parts Flament Assigny - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale en premier tirage des 4 figures et de 8 culs-de-lampe d'après le peintre Taunay, seule illustration réalisée par cet artiste. Cohen parle de "gracieuses figures". Exemplaire aux armes et pièces d'armes de Jean-Claude Flamen d'Assigny, d'azur à deux lions rampants d'or. Homme politique et agronome, deux fois Président du Conseil général de la Nièvre. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Armes frappés sur les plats et pièces d'armes angulaires, et triple filet d'encadrement. Roulette sur les coupes.  Bel exemplaire. Recueil de contes et de poésies en vers et proses, de discours, l'ensemble célébrant la journée de l'amour, divisée en huit heures ; chaque heure portant un intitulé : L'imagination, L'absence, La jalousie... oeuvre de 5 auteurs qui avaient formé la société littéraire de "La table ronde" : Favart, la Comtesse de Turpin, Boufflers, Guillard et Voisenon. Ex-libris gravé aux armes de Flamen d'Assigny.  

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        Histoire générale des animaux, des végetaux et des mineraux, qui se trouvent dans le Royaume, representés en gravure et dessinés d'après nature, avec l'explication aussi gravée au bas de chaque planche de ces differentes substances, pour servir d'intelligence à l'histoire générale et economique des trois regnes. Partie Ire. représentant les quadrupèdes de la France.

      Paris, chez l'auteur et chez Debure l'ainé Libraire, [1776]. Folio (45.5 x 28.9 cm) with 38 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates with engraved text and engraved title. Original printed wrappers. In 20th-century protective cloth box (48.2 x 30.6 x 2.8 cm) with a printed label mounted on the front (top) board.l Very rare, only published edition, ‘à compte d'auteur', Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz (1731-1807). It includes fine, hand-coloured plates of both wild and domestic animals, all with elaborate text about their habitats, habits and their physiognomy. The plates are somewhat in the style of Buffon, but the text is entirely different, clearly of an independently crafted work. Conlon states that the work was published in 1776. The index of the Biblioteca comunale di Siena lists 1778, but that could be the year of acquisition, or the publishing date of a sequel. Such a sequel, with one bird plate only, was recorded in the "Nachricht von den Werken des Naturforschers Büchoz", an anonymous publication issued in 1795 or 1796. Title page with a few repairs, otherwise a very good copy. Conlon "Le siècle des lumières XVIII, p. 87; Neither in Nissen, ZBI, nor in Cat. BM(NH), nor in Brunet.

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        Rußland. Beschreibung aller Nationen des rußischen Reiches, ihrer Lebensart, Religion, Gebräuche, Wohnungen, Kleidungen und übrigen Merkwürdigkeiten.

      2 in 1 Band. Mit 2 kolorierten gest. Frontispices von Schoenberg, 7 Textkupfern von C. M. Roth und 1 gestochenen Notenbeispiel. 2 Bll., XII, 3 Bll., 84 S, 1 Bl., SS. (85) - 271: Tit., SS. (273) - 396, 1 Bl., SS. (397) - 530 (recte 520), 5 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. 26 x 21 cm. Colas 1225 Engelmann 857 Henze II, 334 Hiler 365 vgl. Cox I, 197, Howgego I, G36 u. Lipperh. Kaa 10-12 nicht bei Fekula. - Seltene zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1776-80 in St. Petersburg erschienenen Werks. Der deutsche Geograph, Chemiker und Botaniker Johann Gottlieb Georgi (1729 - 1802) nahm an zwei Expeditionen durch Sibirien teil. Auf der zweiten Reise mit Pallas interessierte er sich besonders für die erd- und völkerkundlichen Aspekte. Dabei nahm er die erste wissenschaftliche Untersuchung des Baikalsees vor, den er umfuhr und kartographierte. Unter den zahlreichen beschriebenen Völkern auch Finnen und Lappen. Die beiden schönen kolorierten Tafeln zeigen insgesamt 39 verschiedene Trachten die großen Vignetten mit Szenen aus dem Leben der Einheimischen. - Rücken mit unauffälligen kleinen Restaurierungen, Deckenbezüge tls. berieben.

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        Compilation des anciens reglemens faits dans les Assemblées Générales de la Direction de l'Hôtel-Dieu S. Jacques de Toulouse, depuis sa fondation, autorisés & renouvellés par plusieurs assemblées générales de la Direction, & notament par celle extraordinairement assemblée le 6 juin 1775 [Suivi de] Règlemens concernant les enfans. [Suivi de] Décision de messieurs . concernant les enfants notoirement sevrés

      Pijon, Toulouse 1776 - Demi basane du dix-neuvième siècle, dos lisse portant le titre doré. Un volume petit in quarto (214x168 mm), (4)-82-(2 bl.) / 37-(1 bl.) / 6 pages . Déchirure restaurée au deux premiers feuillets Rare édition originale suites aux modifications actées le 6 juin 1765. On y trouve les règles de cet établissement et applicables à la réception des malades, aux filles de Charité ou soeurs grises, aux prêtres, aux médecins, à l'intendant de chirugie, celui de pharmacie, au chirurgien, au procureur, au trésorier, au directeur, . Exemplaire bien complet du réglement concernant les enfans ainsi que la décision de Messieurs Deroux-Puivert . concernant les enfants notoirement sevrés. En France seule la bibliothèque de Toulouse possède cet ouvrage complet. En dehors de France, on trouve un exemplaire daté 1777 à la bibliothèque de Toronto (Canada) et enfin un exemplaire à la bibliothèque de Madrid (Espagne). (source : ccfr et worldcat) ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Nineteenth-century quarter sheep, flat spine lettered in gilt. Small 4to (214x168 mm), (4)-82-(2 bl.) / 37-(1 bl.) / 6 pages . Two first leaves torned and repaired Rare first edition. Rules of procedures of the Hôtel-Dieu S. Jacques of Toulouse Hosipotal, modify the 6th june 1775. Followed with the rules for children. Copies only on the Toulouse library in France, on the Toronto library (dated 1777) in Canada, and on Madrid Library in Spain Petit in quarto / small 4to 295g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale des animaux, des végetaux et des mineraux, qui se trouvent dans le Royaume, representés en gravure et dessinés d'après nature, avec l'explication aussi gravée au bas de chaque planche de ces differentes substances, pour servir d'intelligence à l'histoire générale et economique des trois regnes. Partie Ire. représentant les quadrupèdes de la France.

      - Paris, chez l'auteur et chez Debure l'ainé Libraire, [1776]. Folio (45.5 x 28.9 cm) with 38 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates with engraved text and engraved title. Original printed wrappers. In 20th-century protective cloth box (48.2 x 30.6 x 2.8 cm) with a printed label mounted on the front (top) board.l Very rare, only published edition, ‘à compte d'auteur’, Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz (1731-1807). It includes fine, hand-coloured plates of both wild and domestic animals, all with elaborate text about their habitats, habits and their physiognomy. The plates are somewhat in the style of Buffon, but the text is entirely different, clearly of an independently crafted work. Conlon states that the work was published in 1776. The index of the Biblioteca comunale di Siena lists 1778, but that could be the year of acquisition, or the publishing date of a sequel. Such a sequel, with one bird plate only, was recorded in the "Nachricht von den Werken des Naturforschers Büchoz", an anonymous publication issued in 1795 or 1796. Title page with a few repairs, otherwise a very good copy. Conlon "Le siècle des lumières XVIII, p. 87; Neither in Nissen, ZBI, nor in Cat. BM(NH), nor in Brunet. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776. First edition. [xii], 510; [iv], 587, [1, ads] pp., with half-title in vol. II only (as issued),without integral blank in the rear of vol. I. 2 vols. 4to. Early nineteenth century grey-green paper-covered boards. Rebacked and retipped with calf, light crease to lower corner of vol. I title, a clean, crisp copy. First edition. [xii], 510; [iv], 587, [1, ads] pp., with half-title in vol. II only (as issued),without integral blank in the rear of vol. I. 2 vols. 4to. "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought". Handsome copy of a cornerstone book of Western economic theory. "Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centures to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work. The Wealth of Nations is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is completely convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). Grolier English 47; Kress 7621; Rothschild 1897; Sabin 82302; PMM 221; Goldsmiths' 11392; Tribe 9; Vanderbilt p. 3. Provenance: H. D. Boswell (early signature)

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        Essai sur les despotismes, seconde édition, augmentée & corrigée par l'éditeur de cet ouvrage. Suivi de "Les inconvéniens des droits féodaux" par Boncerf.

      sans éditeur/Valade, Londres 1776 - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8, plein veau, dos lisse orné de filets et de fleurons dorés, plats encadrés d'un filet et de roulettes dorés, titre doré, toutes tranches rouges, 1er ouvrage: titre, VIII, 1 ff non chiffré, 308 pp; 2ème ouvrage: titre, IV, 72 pp. Seconde édition pour le 1er ouvrage. Inscriptions manuscrites sur toutes les pages de garde et page 68-69 du 2ème ouvrage, mouillure an marge supérieure sur les 4 dernières pages, quelques rares tâches et rousseurs intérieures, coins émoussés, mors supérieur fendu sur 2cm en tête, mors inférieur fendu sur 4cm en tête et 2cm en queue, coiffes restaurées, manques de dorures au dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Représentation de marbres, gravés & mis en couleurs d'après nature; avec lears noms en Hollandois, Allemand, Anglois, François & Latin / A representation of different sort of marble, ingraved and set out in their natural colours; also set forth with the Dutch, German, English, French and Latin names / Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten. Nach der Natur auf das sorgfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet und mit beygefügten Holländischen, Deutschen, Englischen, Französischen und Lateinischen Namen herausgegeben / Afbeelding der marmor soorten, volgens hunne natuurlyke koleuren. Naaukeurig afgebeeld, ook met de bygevoegde Hollandsche, Hooghduitsche, Engelsche, Fransche en Latynsche benaamingen voorzien/ Marmora et adfines aliquot lapides coloribus suis.

      - Amsterdam, J. C. Sepp, 1776. 4to (28.5 x 21.6 cm). Five (French, English, German, Dutch, Latin) titles, each with a different engraved vignette, five (Dutch, German, English, French, Latin) letters to the reader, half title (in five languages, Bayreutse Marmer on top) [14] pp., 78 figs on 13 plates (1-13); half-title (do., Wurtenbergsche Marmer [12] pp., 72 figs on 12 plates (14-25); half title (do., Neresheimsche Marmer), [6] pp., 45 figs on five plates (26-30); half title do., Durlachse Marmer) [8] pp., 36 figs on six plates (31-36); half title (do. Saltzbursche Marmer) [6] pp., 36 figs on six plates (37-42); half title (do., Zwitsersche Marmer uit het Canton Bern) [7] pp., 28 figs on seven plates (43-49); [5] pp., eight figures on three plates (50-52); half title (do., Tyroolsche Marmer) [3] pp., 12 figs on two plates (53-54); half title (do., Marmer uit Brabant) [11, blank, 4] pp., 48 figs on eight plates (61-68); half title (do., Marmer uit Saxen) [10] pp., 30 figs on five plates (69-73); Florentinische Marmer [caption to plates, no text pp.] 36 figs on six plates (74-79). In total 86 descriptive text pages, 73 beautifully engraved hand-coloured plates containing 409 figures of marble. Contemporary full mottled calf; spine with five raised bands, richly gilt ornamented compartments and one red morocco label with gilt title. All edges red.l Second edition of this magnificent and outstanding colour plate book, depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries, including Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy. Apparently each of the rectangular panels represents the appearance of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine. While one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercolour painting, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colours have been laid. Only a few copies of this second edition are known to possess a maximum of 98 plates, of which this copy has the vast majority. Only one copy with 98 plates has ever been auctioned, and one truly exceptional copy with 100 plates has recently been made known. Auction records from for the past 50 years are very scarce and demonstrate a large variety in the number of plates (i.e. 23, 30, 42, 68 and only one with 73, like ours). We believe this proves that the work was issued in parts by subscription, and accounts for all copies containing less than the maximum number of plates. The maximum number is listed in the British Museum Catalogue and in Brunet only. The few other copies recorded all lack 20 or more plates, usually towards the end of the book. This copy is remarkable for having a part of the Italian section, with six plates. The text appears in four modern languages in rectangular columns and the Latin text at the bottom. The Latin and German descriptive text is by Casimir Christoph Schmidel (1718-1792). Each section has its own title and preface; the accompanying text ends with plate 73. The next section "Florentinische Marmer" is only denoted by the caption of plate 74. Brunet IV may be in error listing text up to plate 75. Most plates, except a few, are tissue guarded. All pages clean and plates with colouring very fresh and vivid. A fine copy. Brunet IV, col. 1243; V, col. 1465 (with 98 plates). Cat BM(NH), pp. 1243, 2340 (with 98 plates); Landwehr, 1; Sinkankas, 7281 (with 54 plates). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. Pitterie b. A. Zatta, "Nuova Scoperte de Russi al Nord del Mare del Sud si nell'Asia, che nell' America".

      - altkol., dat. 1776, 30 x 39,5 Portinaro - Knirsch, The cartography of North America, S. 250. - Mit altkol. Kartusche. - Zeigt die Nord-West-Passage mit Asien und Alaska bis zur Hudson-Bai bzw. Labrador. Die Brookskette nicht korrekt dargestellt.

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        BIBLIOTHÈQUE ORIENTALE, ou Dictionnaire universel, contenant généralement tout ce qui regarde la connoissance des peuples de l'Orient. Leurs histoires ou traditions. Leurs religions, sectes et politique. leurs sciences et leurs arts. les vies et actions remarquables de tous leurs Saints. Des jugements critiques, et des extraits de tous leurs ouvrages.

      A Maestricht, chez J.E. Dufour et Ph. Roux, 1776. - In-folio reliure du début XIXe s., demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné de faux nerfs formés de roulettes ornementées et de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre vieux rouge, papier fauve moucheté de noir sur les plats, ex à grandes marges, tranches jaunes, 1f.bl. [2] ff., 26 pp., 954 pp. à 2 colonnes, titre en rouge et noir, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois. Bel ex. rare dans cette condition et de belle provenance: Bibliothèque de Barante avec son ex-libris gravé armorié. Edition précédée d'une préface par Antoine Galand (1646-1715), orientaliste dont le nom reste attaché à sa traduction française des Mille et une nuits, et qui publiera en 1780 un supplément à la Bibliothèque d'Herbelot. Le Dictionnaire de B. d'Herbelot (1625-1695) est paru pour la première fois peu après sa mort, en 1697. C'est l'ouvrage le plus abouti à l'époque pour toutes les questions touchant à l'orientalisme. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disegno della Prima Machina rappresentante Nobil'Edificio a diporto in Luogo di Delizia, incendiata per comando di Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Don Lorenzo Colonna

      1776 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1776. Da un soggetto di Giuseppe Palazzi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, minimi difetti, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music

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        Relation de différents voyages dans les Alpes du Faucigny.

      Maastricht, J.E. Dufour & P. Roux, 1776, - pt. in-8vo, XXI + (1 p. bl.) + 138 p., ex. frais, ex libris gravé aux armes de ?Westport House? avec devise ?Suivez Raison?, reliure en demi-maroquin vert avec coins, dos orné, tranches marbrées. Première édition française très rare et recherchée (Perret) du récit des tentatives d'ascension du Buet en 1765 et 1770, de la première ascension réussie en 1770 et de l'ascension réussie par J.A. Deluc et P. G. Dentard en 1776.Le savant genevois Jean André Deluc (ou: de Luc 1727-1817) a consacré beaucoup de temps à étudier les phénomènes atmosphériques, particulièrement à la détermination des hauteurs au moyen du baromètre. C'est dans ce but qu'il entreprit avec son frère l'ascension du Buet en 1770, considérée comme la première ascension en haute montagne dans les Alpes (Perret), répétée en 1776 avec leur ami le pasteur Dentand. Chercheur de renommée internationale, Deluc créa entre autres une nouvelle formule pour déterminer les hauteurs à l'aide du baromètre et développa un nouveau baromètre portable. Il est aussi connu pour avoir amélioré le thermomètre de Réaumur en remplaçant l'alcool par du mercure. Très bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 1271; Perret - Regards sur les Alpes, page 83. Notice 17; Meckly 116.

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        Rotterdam - ijsgezicht Robert Muys, Dutch winter scene.

      ?YSVERMAAK OP DE RIVIER DE MAZE VOOR DE STAD ROTTERDAM ZOALS HET ZICH VERTOOND HEEFT IN HET BEGIN VAN HET JAAR 1776??Kopergravure vervaardigd door Robert Muys (1742-1825) in 1776, uitgegeven door A. Bothall en Ary Vis. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 32 x 48 cm.Weids gezicht op een optocht van sledes op de bevroren Nieuwe Maas gezien vanaf de Oostmaalslaan.De rijken tonen hun status door middel van met fraai snij- en schilderwerk versierde arrensleden, getrokken door paarden gestoken in van belletjes rinkelend tuig en met pluim op het hoofd.De winter van 1776 was in de Republiek der Verenigde Provinci?n buitengewoon koud. In Rotterdam daalde de temperatuur op 29 januari tot -20,4?C. Alle grote rivieren lagen deze winter dicht.Prijs: ?2.950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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

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

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        TROISIEME VOYAGE de COOK, ou Journal d'une expedition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord en 1776-1780.

      Paris,Chez Pissot pere & fils, Libraires, quai des Augustins & Laporte, Libraire, rue des Noyers,1782, 1776. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1782, SECOND STATE, translated from the English by Jean-Nicolas Demeunier. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette of farm buildings and trees on title page, illustrated with a folding engraved frontispiece representing the death of Captain Cook on Hawaii, "Mort du Capitaine Cook à OWhy-hée, Fevrier 1779", and a folding engraved map showing the tracks of the Resolution and the Discovery, pages: x, [1] -508, complete with half-title, final page has the Approbation and "De l'imprimerie de Valade". Still in its original French marbled wrappers and uncut, housed in a blue drop down box, with gilt letter leather label on spine, and the binder's name in gilt inside at the bottom of the spine " Newbold & Collins, Sydney". The binding is worn and rubbed, half the lower wrapper repaired with matching paper and ragged at edges, spine rubbed with loss of marbled paper, the folding map has some small neat repairs to blank side and one larger repair running into image, but no loss, some folds beginning to split, text mostly clean and crisp with the occasional small brown spot, old ink manuscript notes on the blank side of rear wrapper, old ink name on title page, the same as shown in the image in the Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, hard to read but looks like "Lestrange". Rare in original state. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 123; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 1, page 38, No.45. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Veduta del Pazazzo Stopani

      Roma 1776 - - PRIMO STATO DI TRE - Acquaforte e bulino, 1776, firmata in lastra . Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L’opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All’opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall’editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell’autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. - THE FIRST STATE OF THREE - Etching with engraving, 1776, signed on plate. From the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. Hind 128, I/III; Focillon 842; Wilton Ely 261. Dimensioni 670 420mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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