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        Gli elementi dell'arte sfigmica, o sia la dottrina del polso ricavata dall'antica, e moderna storia della medicina chinese, ed europea, indi combinata, e ridotta a regole non meno sicure, che facili..

      Neapel Gaetano Castellano, 1776, Kl.4, (4), XX, 179, (1) pp., 2 gefalt. Taf., Pergamenteinband der Zeit etwas fleckig, im unteren Rand der ersten vier Seiten ein Wurmloch. Zweite Ausgabe einer wichtigen Quelle zur Geschichte der Pulsuntersuchung, mit einem besonderen Schwerpunt der Pulsuntersuchung in der Chinesischen Medizin. Carlo Gandini (1705-1788), "lebte als Arzt in Genua in der zweiten Hälfte des 18.Jahrhunderts und trieb mit Vorliebe nebenbei physikalische Studien. Ampia disquisizione sulla dottrina dei polsi con richiami alla medicina cinese ed asiatica ad alla scuola europea. Esame dei metodi diagnostici e caratteristiche delle alterazioni di ciascun organo interno. Deals with the history of the pulse in China, Asia, and Europe. Cited by Sprengel, and Amber and Babey-Brooke. Blake, p.165.

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        Verzameling van historische en politieke tractaten voorheen door den historieschryver Jan Wagenaar uitgegeven. Amsterdam, Yntema en Tieboel, 1776. 351 pag. [En met:] Tweede deel. Amsterdam, Yntema en Tieboel, 1780. 493 pag. [En met:] Lofbazuyn gevlogten om het hoofd van den (...) samenstelder van (...) zedige beproeving van de (...) karakters van Jan de Witt (pp. 439-473). [En met:] Schets van het leeven (...) van mr. Hermannus Noordkerk (pp. 1-28). [En met:] Het leeven van Jan Wagenaar benevens.

      Gebonden in 2 halfleren banden uit de tijd. Mooi exemplaar.

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        Traité de la fonte des mines par le feu du charbon de terre, ou traité de la construction et usage des fourneaux propres à la fonte et affinage des métaux et des minéraux par le feu du charbon de terre, avec la manière de rendre ce charbon propre aux mêmes usages auxquels on emploie le charbon de bois.

      Paris, Vallat-la-Chapelle [Ruault pour le tome II], 1770-1776, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, charnières, coiffes et coins habilement restaurés, pièces de titre et de tomaison du tome I modernes. -Rousseurs éparses sur qq. cahiers. - 2 volumes in-4 de (4)-LXVIII-326 pp. + 34 pl. dépl. h.t. et VIII-XXII-504 pp. + 42 pl. dépl. h.t. ; Précieuse et abondante iconographie.Edition originale. Le tome II est en second état. Il porte l'adresse du libraire Ruault, rue de la Harpe. Le second état est enrichi d'un faux-titre et d'une table des chapitres, qui ne se trouvent pas dans le 1er état à l'adresse de Vallat-la-Chapelle.La Linda Hall library possède un exemplaire identique au nôtre.Très rare.Conlon 70 : 945 ; N.U.C. : -NG 122872- ; Quérard III-p. 314."Genssane alias Gensanne (Antoine de). Né dans la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle, mort en 1780. Ingénieur et exploitant de mines à Plancher-les-Mines (Haute-Saône), directeur des mines du Languedoc, il était membre de la Société des sciences de Montpellier. Il fut nommé, à l'Académie des sciences, correspondant de Hellot le 7 mai 1757, puis de Mignot de Montigny en 1770. Il a publié plusieurs ouvrages concernant l'exploitation minière." (Dict. de biographie française XV-col. 1073).

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        De l'homme ou des principes et des lois de l'influence de l'âme sur le corps, et du corps sur l'âme.

      Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1775-1776, plein veau de l'époque, dos ornés, tome 3 dans une reliure moderne à l'imitation. -Marge ext. du dernier f. du tome 1 lég. déchirée sans manque. - 3 volumes in-12 de (4)-XXXIV-323-(3) pp. + 2 pl. h. t. ; (4)-379-(5) pp. et (8)-220 pp. ; Edition originale en français pour les deux premiers tomes (E.O. en anglais : 1772-1773). Edition originale pour le 3e tome, resté inédit jusqu'alors. Très rare complet du 3e volume.Conlon 75 : 1377 ; Martin et Walter 22854 ; J. de Cock, De l'homme, le premier ouvrage de J.-P. Marat, in XVIIIe siècle n° 33, pp. 481 à 491 ; Charlotte Goetz, Marat versus Marat, site snog.org. ; Chevremont, Marat index p. 14.Dans son ouvrage, Marat s'oppose aux philosophes matérialistes, notamment Holbach et Helvetius, et à leurs thèses qui nient l'existence de l'âme et ne considèrent que le corps."Le cœur du sujet est une critique des thèses philosophiques et des options politiques et sociales de Claude Adrien Helvetius, étendue à un désaccord de base avec les matérialistes de son temps. Par contre, Marat s'affirme déjà comme un disciple direct de Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Quant à la logique politique de ses thèses, elle s'inspire en profondeur de Montesquieu, lui-même très éloigné d'Helvetius." (Ch. Goetz)."Sans s'affirmer ouvertement comme un disciple de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean-Paul Marat, tant par le contenu anti-matérialiste des développements philosophiques de De l'homme, que par le ton agressif qu'il se permet dans la Préface, n'a pas manquer d'attirer l'attention des philosophes qui "trustent" à ce moment toutes les places dans les grandes institutions littéraires ou scientifiques. Il réussit même à s'attirer les foudres de Jupiter-Voltaire, en l'occurrence d'une diatribe à la hauteur des pamphlets anonymes qu'il déversa contre Rousseau. Mais Rousseau était déjà mort et Marat ne sera pas un second Rousseau, du moins pas avant la Révolution. Il sera donc plongé dans l'anonymat pendant près de quinze ans. Le débat autour de De l'homme offre toutefois un éclairage particulier sur l'originalité de sa pensée, à mettre en relation sans doute avec sa position singulière dans la Révolution." (J. de Cock).

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        Bird of Prey] Plate XXV. Sparviere Pellegrino diverso, forse di Barberia. Accipiter Peregrinus aluis, Falco forte Barbaricus, sive Scyyicus Auctorum.

      Giuseppe Vanni Florence 1776 - Original hand-coloured etching, with engraving. Very good condition with full margins. Dimensions: (image) 365 by 285mm (14.25 by 11.25 inches), (sheet) 445 by 340mm (17.5 by 13.5 inches). Nissen IVB 588; Wood p.450; Fine Bird Books p.10; Zimmer I, 241. Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 40% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. The price shown is already discounted.

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        "Introduction a l'histoire naturelle et a la géographie physique d'Espagne; Traduite de l'Original Espagnol de Guillaume Bowles, par le Vicomte de Flavigny."

      Paris: chez L. Cellot & Jombrt Fils, jeune, MDCCLXXVI, 1776 Paris: chez L. Cellot & Jombrt Fils, jeune, MDCCLXXVI, 1776. . Contemporary full marbred calf . Excellent. "8º, (193x121mm); XII, 516 p., [2] p. blanks; sign. a6, A-Z8, Aa-Ii8, Kk2 [Kk2, blank]; typographical ornament in title-page.- // Contemporary full marbred calf binding; profusely gilt ribbed back with red maroccan label; gilt fillet in board edges; head and tail edges gilted; red coloured edges; red silk bookmark remains. Upper corner of rear board dumped and corrected. Very good example.- // Refs.: Boucher de La Richarderie, III, p. 394; Palau, 34229. Great (and therefore appreciated) French translation of the first edition of the book 'Introduccion a la Historia Natural y a la Geografia Fisica de España' (Madrid, 1775, reed. 1782 and 1789). Bowles, an Irish lawyer, left law in his homeland and settled in Paris, devoting himself to the studies of Natural history. There he met the Spanish sailor Antonio de Ulloa, who, seeing the scientific journals he had made from his travels in France and Germany, encouraged him to go to Spain  he ended up living in Madrid and in Bilbao , being hired by the ministry for scientific work related to Mining and Natural history. The work, as well as a pleasant description of his travels around the peninsula, is a genuine treatise on Geology and Mining in Spain, especially about the cinnabar mines, as well as those of Andalusia and the Basque Country, and the potencility in metals of the Spanish ancient volcanoes. In this way, comments of curiosity such as the description of the mesta transhumance, or the comparison between the Atlantic and Mediterranean fish ( it is not necessary to have a very fine palate to appreciate the quality of the texture and flavor of the Biscayne sea bream against the Valencian ), are alternated with those of the composition of the land, the industries that could be articulated around the geological resources, or the best way to extract the ore from different minerals, together with the emphasis on the springs of the great peninsular rivers."

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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

      S. Loudon, New York 1776 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geometrie Und Trigonometrie : In Zween Theilen ; Der Erste Entha?lt Die Vornehmsten Grundsa?tze Dieser Wissenschaften: Der Andere Lehret Den Inhalt Der Regula?ren Und Irregula?ren Fla?chen, Die Oberfla?chen Der Ko?rper, Den Ko?rperlichen Inhalt Derselben Bestimmen: Alle Gattungen Der Felder Mit Dem Meßtische, Mit Der Boussole, Mit Der In Grade Eingetheilten, Oder Auch Mit Der Uneingetheilten Winkelscheibe Ausmessen, Zu Papier Bringen, Und Ihren Inhalt Berechnen: Die Felder Nach Belieben Abtheilen, Die Ho?hen Messen Etc. Und Endlich Diese Aufgaben Auch Trigonometrisch Auflo?sen

      Dillengen: Johann Leonhard Bronner (Brunner), 1776. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 16 Multifold Plates. Xi, 422 Pp. + 16 Multifold Engraved Plates At End. Original Full Calf, Intricately Embossed With Original Designs In Black, And In Blind, With Lighter Coloring And Shiny Coloring To Large 8-Pointed Stars In Center Of Both Covers (Back Cover With Traces Of White In Same Area, So May Be Perished White Color); Original Marbled Endpapers; All Edges Of Page Block Gilt. Ribbon Bookmark Bound In. Well Preserved, Some Wear, Binding Design Intact, Small Crack To Top Of Front Joint, Fraying At Tips And Along Parts Of Foredges Of Boards.

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        Decree forbidding certain alcoholic drinks because of the damage they cause

      1776 - Amongst the drinks mentioned are “aguardiente de caña o chiringuito” as well as "aguardientes de maguey, de caña, de miel, cantincata, ololinque, mistelas contrahechas, vino de cocos, sangres de conejo, vinguies etc." As the decree states, no person should be allowed to produce, trade o consume these drinks, although they be ‘caballero, militar, noble o plebeyo, español, indio, mulato, negro, mestizo, lobo o coyote, o de la calidad o condicion que fuere’. Ref; Medina (La imprenta en Mexico) 5900 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Stella : Ein Schauspiel für Liebende in fünf Akten

      Schafhausen 1776 - 96 pages : 19cm. unbound. covers are dusty, foxing to endpapers & edges throughout.

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        The Declaration of Independence in The Gentleman's Magazine: For August, 1776

      London: Printed for D. Henry, 1776. Paper-covered spine. Very good. Complete with front cover and pages [339]-[388]. Very light wear; small repaired loss at upper right tip of front cover. Paper-covered spine. This important edition of The Gentleman's Magazine includes one of the earliest printings of The Declaration of Independence. News of The Declaration reached London by sea during the second week of August, and the story broke with a short note in the August 10th issue of The London Gazette. The full text subsequently two London newspapers and this magazine. The Declaration is printed on pages 361 and 362 without introduction. It is simply titled "Declaration of American Independency" and signed in type by John Hancock and Charles Thompson. Other events in the American Revolution are discussed elsewhere in the journal with a Member of Parliament commenting, "the Colonies, as if animated with one soul, are determined to perish or be free." Several pages are devoted to an article titled "Proceedings of the American Colonists" which makes brief mention of The Declaration, "the ball is now struck, and time only can shew where it will rest." A very nice example of a much sought after magazine containing one of the earlies printings of The American Declaration of Independence.

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        Het lijden van den jongen Werther. Amsterdam, J. Allart, 1792.

      Origineel karton, 14+270 pag., geill. met groot titelvignet en 4 gravures door R. Vinkeles en D. Vrijdag naar J. Buijs. Onafgesneden exemplaar met brede marges. Zeer goed exemplaar. Exlibris G.B[rouwer]. Zeer zeldzame, vroege editie. De eerste Nederlandse editie verscheen in 1776, de tweede in 1787, de derde in 1790 en dit is de vierde, waarvan in 1793 nog een titeluitgave zou verschijnen. Zie Nw. Taalgids mei 1974.

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        Holograph Receipt for Straw for the use of the Barracks at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1776

      Small holograph document. 4.25" x 2.75". Ink has eaten through the paper in two small places, else near fine. In full: "Recd. Perth Amboy 29 March 1776 of Francis Burke four Dollars for Two Load Straw for the Use of the Barracks. Timothy Bloomfield." Bloomfield ran out of room and wrote his last name over two lines: "Bloo" and above it "mfield." Bloomfield was a Perth Amboy patriot whose home was used as a meeting place for the Jersey Blues, a patriot group. He was twice nearly hung for repudiating the King, but was spared out of fear of reprisals. Perth Amboy was the seat of Colonial Governor (and Benjamin Franklin's son) William Franklin. He was arrested in January of 1776 when he was placed under house arrest until June, when he was held prisoner in Connecticut. .

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        De muzicale zangwyzen van Het boek der psalmen, nevens de gezangen by de Hervormde kerk van Nederland in gebruik, volgens de nieuwe dichtmaat. Amsterdam, Hummel, 1776.

      4°, zonder band, 4+10+ gegraveerde bladen muziekschrift. Met gegraveerde titel door S. Fokke naar W. Writs. Eerste en laatste blad beschadigd. Het werk bevat: Verklaring titelplaat, Voorrede uitgever, Voorbericht van de compositeur en gegraveerde bladen: Scola, Voorbeelden van prelud Psalm II, Voorbeelden tot het4, 398, en der agrementen, Voorbeelden tot het4, 398, en der interludiums, Psalm 1 t/m 150, De tien geboden, De lofzang van Maria, De lofzang van Zacharis, De lofzang van Simeon, Het gebed des heeren, De eerste berijming van de 12 artikelen des geloofs (4 bladen), De tweede berijming van de 12 artikelen des geloofs (2 bladen), Bedezang voor de predikatie, Morgenzang, Bedezang voor het eten, Dankzang na het eten, Avondzang.

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        Géographie de Busching

      Lausanne, Société typographique, 1776-1782, in-8, 12 volumes, veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et havane, roulette sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque), 3 tableaux dépliants. Nouvelle édition de cet ouvrage du géographe allemand Anton Friedrich Büsching (1724-1793), traduite et révisée par Bérenger. Manque le feuille de faux-titre dans le tome IX. Reliure légèrement frottée par endroits ; néanmoins bel exemplaire dans sa reliure uniforme d'époque. Cioranescu n° 13637 pour l'édition de Strasbourg, 1768-1779.

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        La quinzaine angloise à Paris, ou l’art de s’y ruiner en peu de tems. Ouvrage posthume du Docteur Stêarne, traduit de l’Anglois par un Observateur

      A Londres [i.e. Paris]. 1776 - First edition. It appeared the following year in English translation, The Englishman’s Fortnight in Paris; or, the Art of ruining himself there in a few Days, stating that the book had been suppressed in France. It is not, of course, by Sterne at all, but an original novel by the quarrelsome young Jacobite Sir James Rutlidge (also Jean-Jacques Rutledge, 1742–1794). Born in Dunkirk, of French–Irish descent, and brought up bilingual in English and French, ‘Rutlidge’s principal claim to fame was his promotion of English literature in France. In Observations à messieurs de l’Académie française (1776) he provided a spirited defence of Shakespeare’s superiority over French dramatists, attacking Voltaire for his earlier criticisms of the English writer’ (Oxford DNB). Such criticism also appears here, with a 12-page preface devoted to the defence of Shakespeare against the claims of Voltaire, and incidental reflections on the comparative merits of French and English literature scattered throughout. The novel itself tells the story of the rapid demise of a young English aristocrat during a visit to Paris. Seduced by the glittering beau monde, he attends balls, the races, galleries and the theatre, and (naturally) falls in love but, in a series of unfortunate events, loses all his money and finds himself imprisoned for debt. The novel’s critique of French society made it notorious in its day, especially since Rutlidge neglected to disguise several of its characters, notably the painter Jean-Baptiste Greuze whose atelier the hero visits, occasioning a discussion on the decadence of contemporary French art. Despite its obvious caricatures, it is a serious comparison of English and French character and must be worthy of a modern reprint. Cioranescu 57877; Gay III, 912–3. 12mo (164 × 94 mm), pp. xvi, 287, [1]; complete with the half-title; light marginal waterstain to the first couple of leaves, the odd mark elsewhere; contemporary mottled calf, very slightly rubbed, small chip at head of upper joint, short crack at foot, spine gilt in compartments, gilt lettering-piece. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Code des loix des Gentoux, ou réglemens des Brames, traduit de l'Anglais, d'après les Versions faites de l'original écrit en Langue Samskrete. Mit VIII Seiten gestochene Tafeln.

      (Einband etwas verzogen, etwas bestoßen und berieben, innen frisch, gutes Exemplar) Handgefertigter hellbrauner Kalblederband der Zeit (257 x 200 x 41 mm) auf fünf erhabenen echten Bünden, der Rücken mit reicher Vergoldung auf den Feldern, auf zweitem ein hellbraunes, goldgeprägtes Titelschild. Die Deckel gemustert. Rotschnitt, Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier.. Robinets französische Übersetzung des Vivâdârnavasetu auf Grund der 1776 erschienen englischen Fassung von Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (1751-1830), welches die erste in eine europäische Sprache übertragene Sammlung von Gesetzen der Hindus ist. Die Tafeln zeigen das Sanskrit-Alphabet und Textpassagen. Der Ursprungstext wurde von den Pandits Banesvara, Kriparama, Rama Gopala, Krishnajivana, Viresvara, Krishnacandra, Guarikanta, Kalisankara, Syamasundara, Krishnakesava und Sitarama kompiliert.Jean-Baptiste-René Robinet (1735-1820), ein französischer Naturphilosoph, Enzyklopädist und Wegbereiter der Evolutionstheorie, führte mit anderen das Encyclopédie-Projekt von Diderot weiter."He [Halhed] found it necessary to show the authorities that it was far prudent to apply the native laws on their subjects rather than laws that would be alien to them. To this effect the pundits began to assimilate a text from various sources which they named Vivadarnavasetu or the sea of litigations. The subsequent translation to Persian, a language Halhed and Hastings was well acquainted with, was done via a Bengali oral version by Zaid ud-Din 'Ali Rasa'i. Halhed translated the Persian text to English closely attended by Hastings himself. The complete translation was in Hastings' hands on 27 March 1775. At his request the East India Company had it printed in London in 1776 in a handsome quarto under the title of A Code of Gentoo Laws, or, Ordinations of the Pundits. This was a private edition, copies of which were not for sale, but was distributed by the East India Company. A pirated and less luxurious edition in octavo was printed by Donaldson the following year followed by a second edition in 1781 and translations in French and German appeared as early as 1778." (From Wikipedia). - First and only French edition. Contemporary calf, five raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Corners slightly rubbed, small tear to upper end of spine internal condition very good. From the library of Schlabrendorf, with engraved ex-libris. Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (25 May 1751 - 18 February 1830), an English Orientalist and philologist. French translation by Jean-Baptiste René Robinet (1735-1820) of Halhed's English version of the Vivâdârnavasetu, a compilation in 21 sections (taranga). First published in English in 1776 as "A Code of Gentoo Laws", which is the first Collection of Hindu Law in a Western Language. A decorative binding and a fine copy. - Deckel minimal sperrig, Ecken leicht bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit minimaler Fehlstelle. Innen wohlerhalten und frisch. Provenienz: Schlabrendorf, ein märkisches Adelsgeschlecht, mit gestochenem Wappenexlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel: Drei Schrägbalken, auf dem Helm eine Meerkatze mit eisernem Ring, einen Apfel haltend, flankiert von Füllhorn und gekröntem Hahn, darunter eine Kartusche mit der Inschrift "Eruditio beatae vitae disciplinam juvet", darunter, von der Kartusche teils verdeckt Bücher und Globus, dazwischen signiert: "J. G. Schmidt fec." (=? Johann Gottlieb Schmidt, 1742-1820, Bildnis- und Vignettenstecher, cf. Thieme/Becker XXX,152). Wahrscheinlich stammt dies Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Gustav Graf von Schlabrendorf (1750-1824). - Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar des seltenen Werkes. Erste und einzige französische Ausgabe. Ebert 4882 - Graesse II,208 Anm. - RFM. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        [COOK] An election ball in poetical letters, in the Zomerzetshire dialect, from Mr. Inkle, a freeman

      of Bath, to his wife at Gloucester : with a poetical address to John Miller, Esq.; at Bath-Easton Villa. By the author of the New Bath Guide. Dublin : Printed by Geoge Bonham, at No. 42, in Dame-street, for the Proprietors, 1776. Octavo, disbound, original stitching, pp 32 (pp 1-12 being Anstey'sThe first ode of the book of Horace imitated. To John Miller, Esq.), pages with a moderate amount of toning and a light corner crease to the final few leaves, otherwise without faults and in near original state. Christopher Anstey was a wealthy Cambridgeshire clergyman and man of letters whose satirical pieceNew Bath Guide, or members of the Blunderhead family (1766), which had achieved moderate popular success, is said to have provided the inspiration for Tobias Smollett's Humphry Clinker. Anstey's equally savage satire An election ball in poetical letters lampoons the females, in particular, of Gloucester and Bath's (only superficially) genteel society, and in its mockery of their gauche attire it contains two stanzas that allude to Cook's first voyage: 'In short, Head and Feather and Wig altogether / With wonder and Joy would delight 'e, / Like the Picture I've zeen / of th'adorable Queen / Of beautiful, blest Otaheitee. / Who gave zuch a Ball, / To our merry Men all, / And there did so frisk it and dance it, / Zome thought her as vine, / And zome did opine, / 'Twas Venus herself in her TRANZIT'. This contemporary reference (Anstey's work is dated December 5, 1775) to the observation in Tahiti by Cook, Green and Solander of the Transit of Venus in 1769 has apparently previously gone unnoted in the literature of eighteenth-century voyages.

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        The trials on the informations which in pursuance of an Order of the House of Commons, were filed by His Majesty's Attorney General against Richard Smith, Esq. and Thomas Brand Hollis, Esq. for having been guilty of notorious bribery, and thereby procuring themselves to be elected and returned Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Hindon, tried by a special jury on Tuesday the 12th of March, 1776. At the Assize holden at Salisbury for the County of Wilts; before the Honourable Sir Beaumont Hotham, Knt. one of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Taken in short-hand by Joseph Gurney.

      London: sold by G. Kearsley and M. Gurney. n.d 1776 - 4to., 31 + (1)pp., small old inkstamp on lower blank margin of title, repeated on one other leaf margin, well bound in late 19th century half calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered. A very good copy. First edition: very scarce. An interesting, and for Hollis himself, a pretty disastrous event in his political career. Thomas Brand Hollis (ca. 1719 - 1804) developed connections among dissenters, political radicals and in the intellectual and charitable world. He was especially concerned for religious liberty and supported campaigns against the Test and Corporation Acts. 'Above all, Brand Hollis advocated political reform. His first foray ended in humiliating disaster. Hoping to promote the cause in parliament he purchased the rotten borough of Hindon, Wiltshire, at the 1774 general election, but the election was challenged. He was convicted of corruption, unseated, fined 1000 marks, and gaoled for six months. Undeterred, he joined the parliamentary reform movement precipitated by the American War of Independence. He was a founder member of the Society for Constitutional Information in 1780, and as a member of the Essex and Dorset county associations collaborated with Christopher Wyvill of Yorkshire, whose modest programme of reform at the St Alban's tavern conference in March 1780 he supported without success. Brand Hollis was especially influential on the Westminster Committee, which appointed him and Jebb to a subcommittee authorized to consider general electoral matters. Using arguments drawn from James Burgh and other Commonwealthsmen, they persuaded it to recommend a complete recasting of the representative system, including annual parliaments, equal electoral districts, universal male suffrage, and the ballot. In 1788 Brand Hollis was a founder member of the Revolution Society'. [Colin Bonwick in ODNB]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE AND HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. VOLUME XLVI FOR THE YEAR M.DCCLXXVI

      London, D. Henry, 1776.. THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1776. 8vo, approximately 215 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, LACKS ALL THE MAPS AND IS BEING SOLD AS A VERY EARLY PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Full year January - December 1776 bound together, plus the Supplement, each year having its own title page with a woodcut of St. John's Gate at the top. Present are 6 engraved plates,1 folding, illustrations in the text, general title page, preface, 608 pages plus 16 pages of index, quarter brown calf, marbled boards. Spine badly worn and chipped with loss to leather with an amateur cloth repair to head and tail of spine, boards rubbed and scuffed with slight loss to marbled paper, shelf wear to edges, corners worn with board showing, occasional brown spot and pale staining, all text legible, most text clean, the pages of the Declaration are clean, a good copy, lacking maps as mentioned. The Declaration is found on pages 361 & 362 of the August issue for 1776. There are also some other articles of interest on America. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt.

      - London, James Phillips, 1776. Small 8vo. Contemporary sheep, spine with raised bands; pp. 204; rebacked, retaining the original spine, new morocco lettering-piece, light wear to extremities, apart from light spotting to title a rather clean and fresh copy. First edition. William Reckitt (1706-1769), member of a Quaker family based in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire 'was apprenticed by a Friend for a while and then set up as a weaver in the Wainfleet district and married Ellen Maw in 1731. They went on to have nine children though several of them did not survive childhood. In 1744 William Reckitt began a travelling ministry and in 1756 he embarked on a long journey across France and out to visit Friends in America and the West Indies before returning in 1760. From his experiences he wrote Some Account of the Life and Gospel Labours of William Reckitt and editions of this contain printed copies of his letters home. The text contains detailed descriptions of the American colonies and is interesting for its anti-slavery content. In the West Indies he saw such cruelty that "it raised such a just indignation in my heart, that I used great freedom of speech sometimes in conversation. Any contrition he encountered he took as a sign that `the Lord is rising . in judgement in the hearts of those negro keepers, shewing them the practice is evil" (Reckitt, William Reckitt, pp.9-49; Reckitt, Some account of the Life.of William Reckitt, pp. 176-7). William Reckitt made a second trip in 1764 during which his wife died. He returned to Lincolnshire and died himself in 1769' (Records of Isaac Reckitt kept at Hull University, online). ESTC T49229. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire de Loango , Kakongo et autres royaumes d'Afrique

      first edition, rare and illustrated with a large folding card on paper. Binding in full Bastion slightly mottled posterior. Smooth back decorated with 5 irons with oil lamp and castors. Title piece in red morocco. Worn top cap. A lack in tail. Upper joint split overhead over 1.5 cm. Small marginal bites on the first leaves. Book written by the missionaries Bellegarde and Descourvières in northern equatorial Africa, especially in the kingdoms of Loango and Kakongo, east of Zaire, on the sea (the kingdom of Loango was abolished in 1885). An accurate description of the fauna, flora, inhabitants and their customs and customs, as well as their history and political regimes and the language used by these peoples. Several chapters deal with slavery, Loango was in fact one of the principal places in Africa for slavery, and its principal trade, the slaves were presented as a war-wager, and the city traded especially with Nantes. The second part of the book narrates the mission of the two evangelists, more actually written by Proyart from the memoirs. Méquignon Paris 1776 In-12 ( 10x17cm) viij, 382pp. relié

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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 &c. Also, Mr. Muller's Fireworks, for Sea and Land Service

      J Millan, London 1776 - 193p + Plates +3pp catalogue. Six fold out copper plates. 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres badines et morales de M***

      Paris, Esprit, 1776, in-8, 2 vol, XII-205-[3]-206 + [4]-475 pp, 2 pl. gravées, pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs portant une pièce de titre en maroquin havane, tranches rouges (restauration des mors), Première édition collective des oeuvres de Cazotte, établie par lui-même. Elles comprennent : - la seconde édition, revue et corrigée, d'Ollivier, l'originale ayant été publiée en 1763 ; - Le lord impromptu, publié initialement en 1767 ; - et Le Diable amoureux, paru en 1772, mais qui est ici fortement remanié comme l'explique lui-même l'auteur dans son Épilogue. Deux planches gravées par B.L. Prévost d'après Claude-Nicolas Cochin, ornent le premier tome. Édition originale de ce recueil très rare, bel exemplaire à l'intérieur propre, excepté des taches d'encre brune anciennes et marginales sur les pages 249 à 272 du second tome. Charnières fendillées. Quérard II, 96.

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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

      R. Sayer and J. Bennet,, London, 1776 - Sir Henry Neville's "Holster Atlas" 4to., (270 by 210mm). 6 fine folding engraved map with contemporary hand-colour in outline, folds strenthened with linen on verso at the time of binding. Contemporary sprinkled calf, the spine in six gilt-ruled compartments with five raised bands, green morocco lettering-piece in one (strengthened at the head and foot of the spine) Sayer and Bennett, successors to Thomas Jefferys, published this iconic atlas for British use in the field during the American Revolution, "a portable atlas.calculated in its bulk and price to suit the pockets of officers of all rank." However, since the atlas was mostly stowed in their holsters, it became widely known as the "holster atlas." This example, from the library of Sir Henry Neville, has been bound with the maps with fewer folds and so a larger format. The maps are those "that the British high command regarded as providing essential topographical information in the most convenient form" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg), and include: "North America, as divided amongst the European Powers", and "A Compleat Map of the The West Indies, containing Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the Islands" by Samuel Dunn; "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" by Samuel Holland and Thomas Pownall (1776); "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 of 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" after Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, and Lewis Evans; "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." after William de Brahm, Henry Mouzon, John Collett, and Bernard Romans; and "A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John" by William Brassier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Death, the last Enemy, destroyed by Christ. A Sermon, Preached, March 27, 1776, before The Honorable Continental Congress, on the Death of the Honorable Samuel Ward, Esq. One of the Delegates from the Colony of Rhode Island.

      Joseph Crukshank, Philadelphia 1776 - First printing. Scarce. OCLC locates only six examples in book format, one of which rests in the Library Of Congress. 28 pp. intact and complete but apparently disbound from a larger volume. Small chip top corner of p. 25/26 not affecting any text and a somewhat larger chip top corner of p.27/28 in the same area affecting one or two words. Eulogy delivered before the Continental Congress on the occasion of the passing from smallpox in Philadelphia of Samuel Ward of Rhode Island. In addition to serving in the First Continental Congress, Ward had been Governor of Rhode Island and was a founder of Brown College. He was governor at the time of the passing of the Stamp Act in 1765 and was the only colonial Royal Governor to openly oppose it. A stunch patriot, he undoubtedly would have been a signer of the Declaration of Independence but died some three months before it was adopted. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LOGGIE DI RAFAELE NEL VATICANO - being the (Seconde Parte delle Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano che contiene XIII. Volte ed i loro respettivi Quadri)

      Rome. (1776) - Large vertical folio 22 x 17 1/2 inches, handsomely leather bound in half nineteenth century red calf. Engraved title by Volpato and 26 plates joined in the centre to make 13 FINE LARGE PLATES by Ottaviani after Gaetano Savorelli and Pietro Camporesi. The original 18th century edition on thick laid paper. COMPLETE AND IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. The plates measure a total of 21x34 inches including wide margins. These fine and large and decorative plates concentrate on the quadrants above the doors and windows in the Vatican Loggias. The Vatican loggias or, using the Italian plural, Vatican loggie, are a corridor space in the Apostolic Palace, originally open to the elements on one side, which were decorated in fresco around 1519 by Raphael's large team of artists. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pomona Franconica : Déscription Des Arbres Fruitiers, les plus connus et les plus éstimés en Europe, qui se cultivent maintenant Au Jardin De La Cour De Wurzbourg; avec la représentation éxacte de leurs fruits, en figures en taille-douce, déssinées, gravées et enluminées d'après Nature ; On y a joint Les Détails Les Plus Interessants Sur Leur Culture, Greffe, Plantation &c...

      Nuremberg: Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, 1776. 4to, civ, 152pp. With an allegorical engraved title-page, a folding plate showing the gardens at Wurzbourg, 8 plates of apricots, 8 plates of almonds, and 17 plates of prunes, all beautifully hand-colored as issued. Old diaper calf, backstrip with two red lettering pieces, white library markings at foot of backstrip. Internally a beautiful copy. Vol. 1 only (of 3) of the finest German series of fruit illustrations ever published. “A delightful and charming work” (Dunthorne) with highly finished plates, some of the best 18th-century illustrations of fruit. The first 2 volumes comprise all the fruits with the exception of apples and pears, which appear in the third volume which was published 21 years later in 1801 and is often wanting. Mayer states in the introduction to the Pomona Franconica that he had first intended to produce only a catalogue raisonné of the different fruit cultivated in the court garden and to illustrate it with 'illuminated' copper-engravings, but that he was then persuaded by 'lovers of gardening' to write a systematic treatise on the cultivation of fruit trees. Dunthorne 220; Nissen BBI 1318; Pritzel 6017; Raphael Oak Spring Pomona 51 (volumes I and II only); Stafleu & Cowan TL2 5748. Ex-library copy but with no markings in the text or plates.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Stolberg").

      Hamburg, 23. Oktober [um 1776?]. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt (Faltbrief). Mit Siegel. 4to. An den dänischen Konsul Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg zu Lübeck: "Heute nur zwey Worte, mein Liebster, und mit ihnen meinen herzlichsten Dank für alle Mühe, die Sie sich meinet wegen gegeben haben. Alle Sachen sind glücklich angekommen. Hier bin ich im Taumel. Schicke Ihnen aber doch die 28 rth. für den Schiffer. Leben Sie wohl ich umarme Sie [.]". - Der Sturm-und-Drang-Dichter Stolberg, ein Freund Goethes, wurde durch seine Homer- und Ossianübersetzungen bekannt. 1774 wurde er in die Hamburger Freimaurerloge "Zu den drei Rosen" aufgenommen; 1777-80 lebte er in Kopenhagen als Gesandter des Fürstbischofs von Lübeck. Der Dichter und Kritiker Gerstenberg (1737-1823), der wie Stolberg zum Kreis um Klopstock zählte, wirkte 1775-83 als dänischer Konsul in Lübeck.

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        Saggio dell'architettura civile. Ovvero regole pratiche per qualunque pubblico, e privato edificio a giovamento degli Studiosi Architetti, de' Capi Maestri, e de' Padroni di Fabbriche. Seconda edizione emendata, e notabilmente accresciuta di molte Regole pratiche per la Fermezza, Comodità, e Simmetria sì in disegno, che in opera di tutta sorta di Edificj, con altre Avvertenze, e Precetti su i Cinque Ordini d'Architettura da Laudromo Sitonio.

      appresso Gio. Batista Bianchi, 1776. In-16° massimo, pp. XVI-112. Segnatura: A-G8. Leg. post. mz. pelle verde petrolio a fascia stretta con piccoli angoli, tit. e fleurons oro impressi al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata, segnapagina in seta verde, testatina, capolettera xil., finalini. Fioriture, gore evidenti alle prime 20 pp. circa, esemplare leggermente rifilato al taglio sup. "Libro pieno di pratiche, e avvertenze per le comodità interne degli edificj" cfr. Cicognara, Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal Conte Leopoldo Cicognara, 544. ICCU segnala la presenza di questa edizione in 3 biblioteche italiane: Biblioteca del Dipartimento di Matematica. Università degli Studi di Bologna, Biblioteca comunale di Palazzo Sormani e Biblioteca nazionale Braidense a Milano. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida.

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        Stella. Ein Schauspiel für Liebende in fünf Akten.

      Schafhausen, o. Dr., 1776. - 96 SS. Titel mit Holzschnittrahmen und Vignette. (Vorgebunden) II: [Leisewitz, Johann Anton]. Julius von Tarent. Leipzig, Weygand, 1776. 109, (1) SS., l. w. Bl. Mit Titelvignette. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rücken. Buntpapiervorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo. I: Einer der sechs Nachdrucke im Jahr der Erstausgabe: Eine Dreiecksgeschichte, die zur Empörung der Zeitgenossen einem positiven Ende zugeführt wird ("Wir sind dein!"). Vom großen Erfolg des Stückes künden die zahlreichen sofort erschienenen Raubdrucke; in Berlin wurde es nach zehn Vorstellungen verboten. 1806 änderte Goethe den Schluss: Fernando erschießt sich, Stella nimmt Gift. - II: Eine von sieben Auflagen der Erstausgabe mit dem Druckjahr 1776 (Variante: ein Lorbeerstab als Kolumnenzierstück; S. 3: "Erzbischoff"; S. 6, Z. 3: "nur"; S. 30: einfacher Strich). Das Werk erschien 1776 im Druck ohne Angabe des Verfassers und machte Leisewitz über Nacht berühmt. Behandelt wird das in dieser Zeit beliebte Thema des Brudermordes, dargestellt am Beispiel der Familie Medici. - Teils schwach gebräunt. Der hübsche Einband gering berieben; am Schwanz Monogramm einer fürstlichen Sammlung (GWP). Zeitgenöss. hs. Verfasserauflösung ("Von Leisewitz") am vorderen Vorsatz, späteres Exlibris des Wiener Hof- und Gerichtsadvokaten Dr. Alfred Boscovitz am hinteren. I: Hagen 124. Slg. Kippenberg I, 696. Speck 1447. Goedeke IV.3, 131, 113 (Anm.). Vgl. WG , 502, 14. - II: WG , 970, 1. Goedeke IV.1, 1083, 2. Borst 331. Kayser (Schauspiele) 48. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Loango , Kakongo et autres royaumes d'Afrique

      Méquignon 1776 - - Méquignon, Paris 1776, In-12 ( 10x17cm), viij, 382pp., relié. - Edition originale, rare et illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante sur papier fort. Reliure en pleine Basane mouchetée légèrement postérieure. Dos lisse orné de 5 fers à la lampe à huile et de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe supérieure élimée. Un manque en queue. mors supérieur fendu en tête sur 1,5 cm. Petites piqûres en marge sur les premiers feuillets. Ouvrage rédigé d'après les mémoires des missionnaires Bellegarde et Descourvières en Afrique équatoriale septentrionnal, spécialement dans les royaumes de Loango et Kakongo, à l'est du Zaïre, sur la mer (le royaume de Loango fut aboli en 1885). Description précise de la faune, de la flore, des habitants et de leurs moeurs et coutumes, ainsi que de leur histoire et de leurs régimes politiques, et de la langue usitée chez ces peuples. Plusieurs chapitres traitent de l'esclavage, Loango fut en effet une des principales places en Afrique pour l'esclavage, et son principal commerce, les esclaves étaient présentés comme prise de guerre, et la ville commerçait tout particulièrement avec Nantes. La seconde partie de l'ouvrage narre la mission des deux évangélisateurs, plus réellement rédigé par Proyart à partir des mémoires. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, rare and illustrated with a large folding card on paper. Binding in full Bastion slightly mottled posterior. Smooth back decorated with 5 irons with oil lamp and castors. Title piece in red morocco. Worn top cap. A lack in tail. Upper joint split overhead over 1.5 cm. Small marginal bites on the first leaves. Book written by the missionaries Bellegarde and Descourvières in northern equatorial Africa, especially in the kingdoms of Loango and Kakongo, east of Zaire, on the sea (the kingdom of Loango was abolished in 1885). An accurate description of the fauna, flora, inhabitants and their customs and customs, as well as their history and political regimes and the language used by these peoples. Several chapters deal with slavery, Loango was in fact one of the principal places in Africa for slavery, and its principal trade, the slaves were presented as a war-wager, and the city traded especially with Nantes. The second part of the book narrates the mission of the two evangelists, more actually written by Proyart from the memoirs. viij, 382pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ouvrages politiques et philosophiques d'un anonyme.

      - A Londres, Aux dépens de la Société typographique dans Pall-mall (=Hollande?), 1776. in-8. [4],117,[3].v,157,[1].xiv,137.[3] pp. Veau marbré, dos lisse doré, pièce de titre maroquin (mors superieur un peu fendu; qq.coins tachés d'eau) - ex-libris imprimé 'Boutet Degvilly'. Ce recueil contient trois ouvrages: I. L'ordre essentiel et politique des puissances. II. Code des nations, ou Examen philosophique et politique de l'homme considéré dans l'état de nature, d'avec l'homme en société. III. Essai politique sur le commerce des différentes nations avec la France, et sur celui de la France avec quelques nations de l'Europe et des autres parties du monde.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Gluck").

      Vienna, 29. XI. 1776. - 4to. 1 p. on bifolium. To his friend Franz Kruthoffer (1740-1815?), secretary at the Imperial Embassy in Paris and Gluck's de facto private secretary: a fine document of Gluck's shrewd business sense as well as of the high demand among librettists for music by the foremost composer of his age. For Kruthoffer's sake, Gluck promises to accomodate his publisher Peters with regard to royalties, but he makes it clear that in turn he will be asking extra voucher copies and will not let this one-off concession establish a precedent for future negotiations. Also, Gluck complains of the unsolicited opera librettos with which he is swamped by poets, and he forbids Kruthoffer to accept such submissions for him: "Wertester Freyndt / Ihren brief von 17 october habe rechtens Erhalten, in dem letzten Ersehe das begehren des Mr. [Johann Anton de] Peters, welches, weilen Er Ihr gutter freyndt ist, ich vor dieses mahl annehmen wiel, aber Etliche partitionen werde mir vor behalten, wie auch, das auß diesen wenigen, was Er geben wiel, keine consequentz vor zukünfftige opern gemacht wer den soll; der Courrier wiel abgehen, ich kan ihnen nichts mehr schreiben als Unser Compliments tres sinceres de la part de ma femme et de moi a vous, et a Mr. [Franz] de Blumendorff. Ich bitte ihnen auch kein pacquet an mich an zu nehmen Wo man mir wiel poesie schicken umb opern zu machen, dan ich werde grausamb desentwegen bombardirt [.]". - Folded horizontally, without an address: as mentioned in the text, the thrifty Gluck sent this letter - as most of his communications with Kruthoffer - by way of the diplomatic courier service just leaving Vienna for Paris. Kruthoffer has noted his response in the upper margin: "Beant. Paris am 18ten Dezember 1776". Extremely rare, especially when signed (as Gluck, using the diplomatic mail, usually omitted his signature from his letters to Kruthoffer). Kinsky's 1927 edition of Gluck's correspondence with Kruthoffer noted the loss of a letter of this date; it was not published until 1932. - Provenance: in the "autograph collection of Mrs E[milie] Sch[aup] in Vienna" (cf. Komorn, p. 674) in 1932; in an unidentified "private collection" (cf. Badura-Skoda) in 1963. Includes old collection folder. Not in Kinsky (but cf. note p. 26). Not in Müller v. Asow (ed.), The Collected Correspondence and Papers of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1962). First published: Maria Komorn, Ein ungedruckter Brief Glucks, in: Zeitschrift für Musik 99 (1932), p. 672-675, at p. 674. Facsimile: Eva Badura-Skoda, "Eine private Briefsammlung", in: Festschrift Otto Erich Deutsch (Kassel 1963), p. 280-290, at fig. 5 and p. 282f. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Betrachtungen über die vornehmsten Wahrheiten der Religion an Se. Durchlaucht den Erbprinzen von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, 2 Theile (in 3 Bänden).

      Braunschweig, Verlag der Fürstl. Waisenhaus-Buchhandlung, 1776 - 1779. 8 Bl., 448, XVI, 86, 849 S. Vollständiges Werk in zwei Teilen (gebunden in 3 Bänden). Braune Original-Ganzlederbände auf fünf echten Bünden, mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf beigem und dunkelbraunem Rückenschild; illustrierte, farbige Vorsätze. Die Bände 1 und 2.1. mit Titelkupfer, Bd. 2.2 mit Titelvignette Der evangelische Theologe Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Jerusalem (1709 - 1789) hatte von 1742 an das Amt eines Hofpredigers am Braunschweigischen Hof und Erziehers des Erbprinzen Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand inne. 1752 wurde er zum Abt von Riddagshausen berufen. Die \"Betrachtungen\" können als theologisches Hauptwerk Jerusalems gelten. Traurige Berühmtheit erlangte Jerusalems Sohn Karl Wilhelm, dessen tragisches Schicksal - er nahm sich 1772 das Leben - Goethe zu den \"Die Leiden des jungen Werthers\" inspirierte. Die Bände allenfalls leicht berieben, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Bei Bd. 1 Vorsatzblatt ober mit kleinem Abriß, letztes Textblatt dieses Bandes ebenfalls mit kleinem Eckabriß (ohne Textverlust). Sonst auch innen sehr gutes Exemplar; Seiten sauber und überwiegend fleckenfrei (allenfalls wenige Seiten etwas randfleckig), kaum gebräunt. In toto schönes Exemplar dieser bibliophilen Ganzleder-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Religion Theologie Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand

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        Sacrorum bibliorum concordantiae juxta esemplar vulgatae editiones Sicti V. Pontificis Maximi jussu re cognitum et Clementis VIII. authritate editum.

      Matthaei Rieger, Bambergae 1776 - Augustae Vindelicorum 24x37 cm gest. Titel 5 cm Buchblock berieben Ruecken oben etwas eingerissen leicht wasserrandig Text nicht beschaedigt, Altebuecher,

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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.

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        Saggio dell'architettura civile ovvero regole pratiche per qualunque pubblico, e privato edificio a giovamento degli studiosi architetti, de' capi maestri e de' padroni di fabbriche. Seconda edizione emendata, e notabilmente accresciuta di molte regole pratiche per la fermezza, comodità e Simmetria si in disegno che in opera di tutta sorta di edificj, con altre avvertenze, e precetti su i cinque ordini d'architettura da Laudromo Sitonio

      Appresso Gio. Batista Bianchi regio Stampatore, In Milano 1776 - in 8°, 19 cm, rilegatura coeva in pelle, titolo su tassello in oro al dorso che è diviso da 5 nervi, piatti marmorizzati, tagli colorati, p. XVI, 112, ex libris privato all'ultimo risguardo Molto buono, raro

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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.

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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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