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        Neueste Geschichte der unmittelbaren Reichsritterschafft; unter denen Kaysern Matthia, Ferdinand II., Ferdinand III., Leopold, Joseph I., Carl VI., Carl VII., Franz und Joseph II. mit Betrachtungen darüber. 2 Bände.

      Frankfurt-Leipzig, ohne Verlag bzw. Drucker, 1775-1776. - Erstausgabe dieser historisch-staatsrechtlichen Schrift des großen Rechtsgelehrten. - Einbände leicht berieben bzw. fleckig. Exlibris a. den Innendeckeln. Kl. alter Besitzvermerk auf den Vorsatzblättern. - Nicht bei St./L. (die historischen Schriften Mosers dort „außer Betracht gelassen"). ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. 3 Bll., 650 (recte 680); 777 (1) S., 15 Bll., HPgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        America, New England - Tobias Lotter, 1776.

      THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL MAP OF NEW ENGLAND PUBLISHED DURING THE BRITISH COLONIAL PERIOD?A Map Of The Most Inhabited Part Of New England Containing The Provinces Of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire. With the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island.? Copper engraving in four joined sheets, published by Tobias Lotter of Augsburg in 1776. With original hand colouring. Size: 97,5 x 101,7 cm.Fine example of the large format map of New England and Long Island by the 18th century cartographer Bradock Mead (aka John Green). Bradock Mead?s map of New England is generally considered the single most important and influential map of New England published during the British Colonial period. Its importance was such that it was revised and reissued well into the 1790s, and over this period it served as a primary source for leading European and American mapmakers.First issued in 1755, the map provided the largest-scale and most detailed and accurate portrait of the region to date. The map was significantly revised in the 1760s, including a complete re-engraving of much of northern New England and New York and addition of the inset map of Boston. These changes are so extensive that the map, viewed in its proper context, needs to be viewed for historical purposes as a new map. The changes included major improvements to the natural geography of the region (changes to the New Hampshire Lakes Region are particularly striking) , the introduction of settlements in central and northern New Hampshire, and the division of Vermont into dozens of ?Wentworth Grant? towns.The map depicts New England to 44?30? North as well as Long Island and the Hudson River Valley. Township, county and provincial boundaries are shown, as are roads, forts, and meetinghouses. Rivers and streams are depicted with relative care, while the many mountain ranges are indicated haphazardly with archaic ?molehill? symbols.The contrast between southern and northern New England is striking: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River are entirely laid out in a grid of counties and townships; whereas much of New Hampshire and almost all of Vermont are denominated ?Wildernes [sic] lands of the crown not yet appropriated.? Further, the geography of the north country is but poorly understood, as evidenced by the sketchy detail and distended outlines of New Hampshire?s Lakes Region. Present-day Vermont is shown under the aegis of New Hampshire, though the ambiguity of its status at the time is indicated by the absence of a border with New York.Adding to the informational value and decorative appeal of the map are an early chart of Boston Harbor at bottom center, an inset plan of Fort Frederik at upper left, and a decorative cartouche portarying an idealized version of the Pilgrims? landing at Plymouth.A table of notes at the right lists Mead?s sources for the map, and in doing so makes clear how much care and effort went into its compilation.Price: ?6.850,-.

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        The Provinces of New York and New Jersey with part of Pensilvania, and the Province of Quebec, Drawn by Major Hollnad, Surveryor General, of the Northern District in America. Corrected and Improved, from the Original Materials by Govern: Pownall, Member of Parliament, 1776

      Sayer & Bennett, London 1776 - Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand color outline and wash. 53" x 20.5" Striking large scale Colonial map of the Eastern New York State watershed with a focus on the Hudson River. Includes New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with Delaware, Maryland, Vermont, part of the Province of Quebec and part of Lake Ontario. This edition has three great inset maps; "A Chart of the Mouth of the Hudson's River from Sandy Hook to New York", "Plan of the City of New York" and a "Plan of Amboy with it's Environs, from an actual survey" (Perth Amboy, New Jersey). Eastern Lake Ontario is covered in detail including "Fort de Frontenac" (Kingston) and "Les Mille Isles" (Thousand Islands). This edition is the fifth and final state and was reprinted during the beginning stages of the American Revolution and published by Sayer (Jefferys' one-time partner) and Bennett in "Jefferys' American Atlas". Thomas Jefferys (c. 1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America. Some damp stains and tape residue but otherwise a beautiful copy of this map.

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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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        The Life of Petrarch. Collected from "Memoires pour la Vie de Petrarch".

      London, Printed for the Author [Susannah Dobson] and sold by J. Dodsley 1776 - The Second Edition. In two Volumes (complete set). Octavo. Volume I: Frontispiece engraving by Isaac Taylor ("The first Interview of Petrarch and Laura"), XXX, 544 pages, 11 pages Index ; Volume II: 556 pages, 11 pages Index. Hardcover / Original full calf-bindings in excellent modern solander box. Front board of Volume One cleanly detached. Volume II firm. Both volumes stronger rubbed. Interior in very good condition. Some fraying to titlepage. Heraldic bookplate "Utile Dulci". Old Bookshop sticker from J.E.Dickinson in Sheffield. Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio, and, to a lesser extent, Dante Alighieri. Petrarch would be later endorsed as a model for Italian style by the Accademia della Crusca. Petrarch's sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. He is also known for being the first to develop the concept of the "Dark Ages." This standing back from his time was possible because he straddled two worlds - the classical and his own modern day. (Wikipedia) ___________________________ Susannah Dobson née Dawson (died 1795) was an English translator, from the south of England. The daughter of John Dawson of the parish of St Dunstan, London, she married in 1759 a physician, Dr Matthew Dobson of Liverpool, who died at Bath, Somerset in 1784. They had three children. Frances Burney mentions that in 1780 Susannah Dobson was ambitious to get into Mrs Thrale's circle, but the latter was not keen: "Mrs Dobson persecutes me strangely as if with violent & undesired Friendship; yet Mrs Lewis says She is jealous." A modern view of what Thrale wrote in Thraliana is that it implied Dobson was a lesbian. Burney wrote of her, "Though coarse, low-bred, forward, self-sufficient, and flaunting, she seems to have a strong masculine understanding." Dr Dobson had become Mrs Thrale's physician. Susannah Dobson died 30 September 1795, and was buried at St Paul's, Covent Garden. (Wikipedia)

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        The Institutions, Manners and Customs of the Ancient Nations

      London: T. Beckett, 1776. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two Volumes. [4), Xxiii,(1),429,(2); (4), 402Pp, Each Volume In Original Full Tree Calf, Four Bands, Red And Black Morocco Spine Labels, And Original Two Preliminary Blanks, Two Final Blanks, And Half Titles In Each Volume. Wear To Bindings, But Well Maintained And Oiled, Bindings Solid; Contents Fine. Ownership Signatures Of George Morison Of Haddo, With Heraldic Bookplates Of His Relative Robert William Duff Of Fetteresso, In Each Volume.

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        Etat et délices de la Suisse, ou description historique et géographique des XIII Cantons suisses et de leurs alliés. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et considérablement augmentée par plusieurs auteurs célèbres, et enrichie de figures en taille-douce et de cartes géographiques. Bâsle, Em. Tourneisen, 1776

      Tourneisen Emanuel, 1776. 4 vol. in-12, pp. (6), 432; (6), 444; (2), XXIV, (4), 350; (6), 422, (2); leg. del tempo p. vitello marmorizz., tit. e ricchi fregi oro ai dorsi, tagli rossi (piccoli difetti alle cuffie). Con una grande carta geogr. e complessive 36 splendide tavole ripieg. f.t., per lo più dis. da Em. Buchel ed inc. in rame da M.B. Wachsmuth; esse raffigurano montagne e ghiacciai, fossili, rocce e cristalli, reperti archeologici, località termali, paesi e città (Zurigo, Berna, Lucerna, Basilea, Altdorf, Schwitz, Einsidlen, Coira, Schafhouse e la nota cascata, ecc.). Edizione notevolmente ampliata (la prima fu 1730) di quest'opera che tratta ogni aspetto naturalistico, sociale ed umano della Svizzera agli inizi del XVIII secolo. Curioso l'errore nel titolo del I vol.: ''helvétique'' in luogo di ''historique''. Bell'esempl.

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        Les Jardins Anglo-Chinois (Ou Description Des Nouveaux Jardins a La Mode). Katalogbuch MIT dem kompletten Tafelwerk.

      286 Seiten (Katalog) + 20 Supplementbände (Faksimile des Tafelwerkes von 1776-1778). Folio. Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag (Katalog), Originalbroschur (Tafelwerk) in polierter Original-Thuja-HOLZKISTE mit 7 Einlagefächern (ca. 25 x 36 x 32 cm). Inventaire du fonds francais. Graveurs du XVIIIe siècle. Tome XV. Avec des contributions de Elisabetta Cereghini, Odile Faliu et Bernard Korzus. - FRISCHES, SEHR schönes Exemplar. (Supplementbände überwiegend noch eingeschweißt). Das Tafelwerk (ohne Nummer) eines von NUR 500 Exemplaren mit der schönen Thujaholz-Graphikablage. / Catalogue-book with 20 large supplements in beautiful thuja wood clamshell box. Rare and limited facsimile-edition of the work which first appeared in 1776-1778 by cartographer, architect and engraver Georges Louis Le Rouge (1707-c1790).

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        Le costume habillement et usages peuples antiquité Edition originale 51 planches 1776

      Bassompierre 1776 - Lens André Le costume habillement et usages peuples antiquité Edition originale 51 planches 1776 Bassompiere 1776 Un volume in quarto 26 x 20 cm XXXII, 411 pages errata, 51 planches ornées de 160 figures, gravées sur cuivre par Pitre Martenasie. Plein veau de l'époque dos à nerf orné tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire pur et frais , grand de marges . dans une solide reliure de l'époque. Beau livre illustré du XVIIIe siècle. Ex libris manuscrit Josephi luca de Priget, cahet ex libris dont le nom a été masqué à la garde blanche [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty

      1776. PRICE, Richard. Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Principles of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America. London: E. and C. Dilly, and T. Cadell, 1776. Octavo, early 20th-century half blue morocco. $1800.Early (sixth) edition of this important work on civil liberty, a significant influence on American independence, printed the same year as the first.The first edition of PriceÂ’s Observations (printed mid-February, 1776) sold out within three days, and by May 14th was in its eleventh edition. A close friend of Benjamin Franklin and one of the most influential British advocates of American independence, Price believed every community had a right to govern itself. He discusses four types of liberty (physical, moral, religious, and civil), focusing primarily on civil liberty, the principles of government, and the issues surrounding the war of American independence. Price warned that the war would be financially disastrous for England and argued for new measures to be adopted in the treatment of the American colonies, or else “ruin” would be “our lot.” He foresaw the possibility that America could establish “a plan of government, and a growing power that shall astonish the world, and under which every subject of human enquiry shall be open to free discussion, and the friends of Liberty, in every quarter of the globe, find a safe retreat from civil and spiritual tyranny” (p. 103). This work had a significant effect on the resolve of American colonists to secure self-government. In 1778 Price was offered the singular honor of United States citizenship. “In recognition of his services in the cause of liberty, Dr. Price was presented with the freedom of the city of London, and it is said that the encouragement derived from this book had no inconsiderable share in determining the American colonists to declare their independence” (DNB). Adams, American Controversy 76-118h; American Independence 224h. Sabin 65452. See Howes P586; Kress 7243; Goldsmiths 11512. Bookplate of the Kansas City Library, with its markings on A2.Title page and last leaf uniformly embrowned. Interior quite bright. A very good copy.

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        Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey ....

      , 1776. 1776. NEW JERSEY. LAWS. Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New- Jersey, from the Surrender of the Government to Queen Anne, on the 17th Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord 1702, to the 14th Day of January 1776 ... By Samuel Allinson.... Burlington: Isaac Collins, 1776. Folio. viii, 493, [1], 6, 6, 4, 4, 3, [1], 15 p. Contemporary sheepskin, blind two-line fillet around covers, blind decorative roll along spine side, blind roll on board edges, spine with raised cords and red morocco label, by James Leishman. The usual light foxing present in all copies, occasional minor spotting, else a lovely collector's copy in a tight original binding. A compilation of all the laws in force in New Jersey in 1776. Though begun several years earlier, publication was delayed by Governor William Franklin's constant quarrels with the assembly, the outbreak of hostilities, and, finally, as Allinson notes in his preface, the inability to obtain sufficient paper, "... the Want of [which] stop'd the Press several Weeks at sundry Times, until more could be manufactured." The quality of the paper varies considerably, and all copies exhibit differing degrees of foxing and browning from gathering to gathering. There are several contemporary manuscript corrections, also present in all copies and probably done in the printer's shop. The edition was bound by James Leishman, of Burlington, but copies in the original binding are usually dry and broken. This one is remarkably tight and desirable. For a detailed account of the evolution and printing history of Allinson's Laws, see Felcone, New Jersey Books, 158, and Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754-1800, 214. Evans 14911; ESTC W6511.

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        Untersuchung und Beleuchtung der sogenannten biblischen Dämonologie, die mit Herrn D. Semlers Anhange herausgekommen ist. Erstausg.

      4 Bll., 348 S., mit gest. Titelvignette, 8, Neueres Halbleinen VD 18, 10171207. - Inhalt: Allgemeine Anmerkungen über die Lehre vom Teufel (S.1-68) Untersuchung der Stellen im N.T., in welchen des Teufels und Satans gedacht wird (S.69-187) Von den Dämonen u. von dämonischen Menschen (S.188-301) D. Johann Salomon Semlers Anhang zu dem Versuch einer biblischen Dämonologie (S.302-348). - Der anoyme Autor bezieht sich auf den 1776 erschienenen Titel "Versuch über die Dämonischen des Neuen Testamentes. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von L. F. A. von Cölln. Nebst einer Vorrede D. Joh. Sal. Semlers" des britischen Theologen Hugh Farmer (1714-1787), ohne ihn als Verfasser zu nennen. Im Gegensatz zu Farmer u. dem dtsch. Aufklärungstheologen Johann Salomo Semler (1725-1791) verteidigt das vorliegende Werk die Existenz der Dämonen. Semler hatte schon 1762 seine "Umständliche Untersuchung der dämonischen Leute oder so genanten Besessenen" veröffentlicht, die ebenfalls wegen seiner aufklärerischen Haltung angegriffen wurde. - Einband u. einige Seiten leicht fleckig (letztere auch mit einigen kl. Rundstempeln) vier Blatt im Bund verstärkt, sonst ein gutes Expl. - Von ungewöhnlicher Provenienz, Titelrückseite gestempelt: "Schriftumsbearbeitung H 18. Nov. 1935" (Heinrich Himmler erließ 1935 im SS Hauptamt den "Hexen-Sonderauftrag" zur Schaffung einer Hexenkartothek. Das "H" steht wie bei Vergleichsexpl. für "Hexe").

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        Observations on the nature of civil liberty,

      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.Publisher: London: T. Cadell.Year: 1776Edition: First edition. Goldsmiths 11512. Kress 7243. Stammhammer II, p.258. Sabin 65452. Thomas, Stephens and Jones 19A1. Adams 76-118a.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1776-1788. Quarto, 6 volumes, bound in contemporary calf, red and green morocco spine labels, gilt tooling to the spine, 3 folding engraved maps. Volume I and II are second editions, volumes III-VI are first editions. In near fine condition, rebacked, light rubbing and wear. The frontispiece portrait of Gibbon is after Sir Joshua Reynolds, the three engraved folding maps are of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire, and a folding map of Constantinople (this map is in its original folded issue, instead of the more common method of having the plate trimmed to the margin and inserted; it is more rare in this folded state). A very nice set. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in inimitable prose" (PMM 222). "For 22 years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly 1500 years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, 146-7).

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        Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty

      1776. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) PRICE, Richard. Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, The Principles of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War in America. Dublin: Printed for J. Exshaw, et al., 1776. 12mo (4 by 6-3/4 inches), contemporary full brown polished calf, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine label; pp. [viii], [1]-180. Housed in custom folding chemise and slipcase. $1800.First Dublin edition, issued the same year as the London first edition of PriceÂ’s powerfully influential British defense of the American revolution, precedes the first American edition, a work of crucial importance in “determining the Americans to declare their independence” (DNB), scarce in contemporary calf, housed in a custom chemise and slipcase.A close friend of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, Richard Price “was the most influential British advocate of American independence” (Howes P586). His Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty stands as the most important writing by an Englishman sympathetic to the American cause, for “the encouragement derived from this book had no inconsiderable share in determining the Americans to declare their independence” (DNB). Here Price presents “four different kinds of liberty—physical, moral, religious and civil—arguing that the central idea running through them all is self-governmentÂ…. His enthusiasm for the American Revolution derived from his seeing it as the expression of these ideas” (Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 678). Price foresees that America will establish “a plan of government, and a growing power that shall astonish the world, and under which every subject of human enquiry shall be open to free discussion, and the friends of Liberty, in every quarter of the globe, find a safe retreat from civil and spiritual tyranny.” This powerful work had a significant effect on AmericaÂ’s resolve to secure self-government. In 1778 Price was offered the singular honor of United States citizenship, and “in recognition of his services in the cause of liberty, Dr. Price was presented with the freedom of the city of London” (DNB). First Dublin edition, issued same year as London first edition. Precedes the first American edition. Mispagination as issued (p. 268 for 168); F² correctly signed. Containing rarely found folding table, half title. Adams 76-118s. Adams, American Independence 224r. ESTC 12969. Howes P586. See Adams 76-118a; Adams, American Independence 224a, 224t; Sabin 65452; Kress 7243; Goldsmiths 11512; Sowerby 2994, 3109. Small bookseller notations to pastedowns. Bookplate to inner front cover of chemise.Text generally fresh with only light scattered foxing, expert restoration to scarce contemporary calf.. An extremely good copy.

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        Théorie des jardins.

      Paris, Pissot, 1776. ____ Première édition. Rompant avec le goût pour les jardins symétriques, la théorie de Jean Marie Morel "est toute fondée sur la nature." Cet architecte a tracé les plans des jardins du Prince de Conti à l'Ile-Adam, du duc d'Aumont à Guiscard, de M. de Nicolaï à Bercy, du maréchal de Trévise à Saint-Ouen, de M. de Girardin à Ermenonville et des parcs de Sceaux et de la Malmaison. Marges des deux premiers et des deux derniers feuillets roussis. Petits manques à la coiffe et charnière fendue sur 2 cm. ***** First edition. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilted with nerves, red edges. Margins of the first two leaves and the last two foxed. In-8. [198 x 122 mm] Collation : (8), 397, (3) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A General History of the Science and Practice of Music. In Five Volumes

      London: T. Payne and Son, 1776. First edition, 1776. Five hefty volumes, fair to good condition, each with the elaborate armorial bookplate of Munden, the residence of Sir Arthur Holland-Hibbert, engraved by Badeley [1922], in each volume (covering other bookplates beneath them). Engraved plates and music throughout. Full calf leather with dual spine labels in black, slightly raised spine bands with gilt decorated compartments, marbled edges and endpapers, 465,544,535,548, 482 pages. Front cover of first volume detached, rear cover attached but may need some attention in the near future; front cover of volume 5 also detached. Old professional repairs to both hinges of volumes two and three, retaining original endpapers. expected cover wear but the book have been generally well-treated over their lives, with firm text blocks, some light to moderate foxing throughout (heavier to the frontis engravings and title pages), a few light sepia-toned transparent stains to far top margins, insect damage to the far lower margin of the final 40 pages of the first volume, not affecting text, no writing or markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        America, New England - Tobias Lotter, 1776.

      THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL MAP OF NEW ENGLAND PUBLISHED DURING THE BRITISH COLONIAL PERIOD?A Map Of The Most Inhabited Part Of New England Containing The Provinces Of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire. With the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island.? Copper engraving in four joined sheets, published by Tobias Lotter of Augsburg in 1776. With original hand colouring. Size: 97,5 x 101,7 cm.Fine example of the large format map of New England and Long Island by the 18th century cartographer Bradock Mead (aka John Green). Bradock Mead?s map of New England is generally considered the single most important and influential map of New England published during the British Colonial period. Its importance was such that it was revised and reissued well into the 1790s, and over this period it served as a primary source for leading European and American mapmakers.First issued in 1755, the map provided the largest-scale and most detailed and accurate portrait of the region to date. The map was significantly revised in the 1760s, including a complete re-engraving of much of northern New England and New York and addition of the inset map of Boston. These changes are so extensive that the map, viewed in its proper context, needs to be viewed for historical purposes as a new map. The changes included major improvements to the natural geography of the region (changes to the New Hampshire Lakes Region are particularly striking) , the introduction of settlements in central and northern New Hampshire, and the division of Vermont into dozens of ?Wentworth Grant? towns.The map depicts New England to 44?30? North as well as Long Island and the Hudson River Valley. Township, county and provincial boundaries are shown, as are roads, forts, and meetinghouses. Rivers and streams are depicted with relative care, while the many mountain ranges are indicated haphazardly with archaic ?molehill? symbols.The contrast between southern and northern New England is striking: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River are entirely laid out in a grid of counties and townships; whereas much of New Hampshire and almost all of Vermont are denominated ?Wildernes [sic] lands of the crown not yet appropriated.? Further, the geography of the north country is but poorly understood, as evidenced by the sketchy detail and distended outlines of New Hampshire?s Lakes Region. Present-day Vermont is shown under the aegis of New Hampshire, though the ambiguity of its status at the time is indicated by the absence of a border with New York.Adding to the informational value and decorative appeal of the map are an early chart of Boston Harbor at bottom center, an inset plan of Fort Frederik at upper left, and a decorative cartouche portarying an idealized version of the Pilgrims? landing at Plymouth.A table of notes at the right lists Mead?s sources for the map, and in doing so makes clear how much care and effort went into its compilation.Price: ?6.850,-.

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        Raccolta di varie composizioni per la degnissima promozione al vescovato e principato di Trento di sua altezza reverendissima monsignor Pietro Michele Vigilio del S.R.I. conte di Thunn, ed Hichenstein Ec., Marchese di Castellaro, &c. &c.

      Nella stamperia vescovile Monauniana, Trento, 1776. 68, LXXII p., [1] ritr., [1] c. di tav. ripieg. 4° (23 cm), cart. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. A c. [pi greco]3-4 dedic. a Giovanni Vigilio di Thunn. Tit. sull'occhietto: Raccolta di componimenti poetici. Ritratto inciso in antiporta del vescovo. Ultimo Principe Vescovo a governare di fatto sul principato trentino, fin dalla sua elezione pratica la via delle riforme, in un periodo storico caratterizzato da profondi mutamenti politici e istituzionali. Nel corso di una missione a Vienna, nel 1777, firma con l'imperatrice Maria Teresa, un accordo che assoggetta il principato alla legislazione austriaca, in materia commerciale e fiscale. Pochi anni dopo, nel 1781, offre all'imperatore Giuseppe II la sovranità sul territorio trentino in cambio di un vitalizio personale. Quest'azione di Pietro Vigilio Thunn, diretta al compimento dell'inevitabile processo di assorbimento del piccolo principato nell'amministrazione asburgica, non ha seguito, ma viene fortemente criticata dalle forze trentine più conservatrici. Con l'avvicinarsi dell'esercito di Napoleone, nel 1796, il Principe Vescovo si allontana da Trento, senza più tornarci, nemmeno quando la situazione antecedente è ripristinata dall'intervento delle truppe austriache. Incapace di mutare il corso degli eventi, Thunn non può che assistere impotente all'annullamento politico del principato, la cui esistenza sarà d'ora in poi solo sulla carta fino alla sua definitiva soppressione nel 1803. Ben curato tipograficamente con i componimenti in cornici, uso di iniziali ornate e fregi. Bella legatura in cartoncino semirigido dorato coeva. Opera molto rara.

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        Manuscript Document, Signed By William Williams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Dated July 13, 1776

      Mansfield 1776 - Manuscript document with important Revolutionary War content and dated July 13, 1776, just 2 days after Mr. Williams received word of the adoption of the DOI, and 2 weeks before he signed it. Written on laid paper (4 1/4" x 7 1/4"): "Received of Col. William Williams, one of the Committee for Procuring fier (sic) Arms for the Colony of Conn., four Arms markd 'C.C.' on ?? in Addition to five we before Receivd by the Hand of Capt. Heze Huntington, the Property of this Colony." Huntington was musket maker to Connecticut's Committee of Safety, credited with 340 stands of arms between 1775 - 78 (American Gun Makers, Stackpole, 1953). Signed by Selectmen (Lt. Col.) Exp(e)r(ience) Storrs, who served at Bunker Hill and Const(ant) Southworth, whose forefather was Treasurer of Plymouth Colony. Signed on verso by William Williams: "Recd. from Col. E. Wolcott / by Wm. Williams Esq. / 4 Guns." A fine example, boldly signed.

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        Memoires De Mademoiselle De Montpensier, Fille De Gaston D'Orleans, Frere De Louis XIII, Roi De France. Eight Volumes

      Maestricht: J. Edme Doufour & Phil. Roux. 1776. Nouvelle Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. In French. Nouvelle edition, 1776. Externally fair, internally very good. Memoirs of the richest woman in France of her time, and second most powerful after the queen. She was the only child of Gaston d'Orelans, younger brother of King Louis XIII and presumptive heir to the throne. Rather than being pushed at various times into a politically expedient marriages, she endured two rounds of exile and eventually married a man she fell in love with, with that marriage to later flounder. Fascinating first-hand account of life in seventeenth century France. Full calf, edges tinted red, marbled endpapers, title pages in red and black. Covers very worn, with most of the spine labels missing, edges chipped, joints rubbed with some splitting, but covers well attached, text blocks sound with no loosened pages. Pages clean with very little foxing, no noted chips or tears. no names or bookplates, dampstains to the lower outside corners of a few leaves in volume IV.

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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...

      London: Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennet, Map and Print-Sellers, 1776. [iii]-viii, [ii], followed by six numbered fold-out maps. The text consists of the Title leaf, Dedication to Pownall leaf, Advertisement leaf, and List of Maps leaf. Rebound within the past 50 years in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. New endpapers, using antique paper. The text pages are moderately and unevenly browned and toned, and are somewhat brittle, and there are a few archival mends. The maps contain original outline hand-color, and have minor foxing, with minor toning and minor offsetting, with a few very small tears at folds. The maps are titled: 1). North America as Divided amongst the European Powers; 2). A Compleat Map of the West Indies, Containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain ,and Terra Firma: With All the Islands; 3). A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America; which comprehends the Province of Quebec, the Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England, and New-York; 4). 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...[contains an inset map of the Great Lakes titled "A Sketch of the Upper Parts of Canada"]; (5). A General Map of the Southern British Colonies, in America; comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the Neighborhing Indian Countries [includes inset plans of the cities of Charleston and St. Augustine; (6). A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point, and St. John...[contains an inset map titled "A Particular Plan of Lake George"]. Howes A208. Sabin 1147. Streeter sale 73: "Phillips notes that this book was known as the 'Holster Atlas' since it was made for the use of British cavalry officers." Eberstadt 138, 13: "This work was undertaken on the recommendation of Governor Pownell. Although the maps are large they are folded to octavo size, thus forming 'a portable atlas calculated in its bulk and price to suit the pockets of officers of all ranks.'" First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        The Adventures of a cork screw in which under the pleasing method of a romance the vices follies and manners of the present age are exhibited and satirically delineated Interspersed with striking anecdotes characters and actions of persons in real life

      

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        Letters on Materialism and Hartley's Theory of the Human Mind, Addressed to Dr. Priestley, F.R.S.

      G.Robinson and M.Swinney, London 1776 - London, Printed for G.Robinson and M.Swinney, 1776. 1st edition. Octavo. [8], 229pp, [1]. Joseph Berington's lengthy critique of Joseph Priestley's doctrine of materialism and David Hartley's theories on consciousness and emotion. Though Berington later became one of the most respected Catholic writers of his era, in this work he appears to take issue with much of the detail of Priestley and Hartley's theories whilst seemingly failing to clearly define his own stance on the subject. Bound in contemporary paper-covered grey boards with a later calf spine and later endpapers. All edges uncut. Half title present and the errata leaf annotated in a contemporary hand to include two extra text errors, possibly indicating that this copy was either Berington's own or that of someone closely connected with it's publication. The top of the spine is worn with some loss. Splits starting at the tops of the front and back hinges but with both covers still firmly attached. Extremities of the binding rubbed. Otherwise, a very clean copy of a scarce work, with the text block sound and the binding in good condition. NB The price of this item is negotiable dependent on your chosen payment method. Please feel free to make contact for further information on this item or on payment options. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Minutemen document signed

      , 1776. 1776. Signed. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION). Minutemen document signed. Newbury [Massachusetts]: April 11, 1775. One sheet of paper, 6-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches, manuscript in ink on recto and verso. $9200.Very scarce and desirable receipt signed by 11 minutemen in Newbury, Massachusetts, on April 11, 1775, an intriguing artifact of the Revolutionary War era.The document reads ""Received of Capt. Gerrish by the hand of Mr. Eliphalet Kilbon the sum affixed to our respective names in the within, Newbury, April 11, 1775"" and is signed by John Cheney, Oliver Goodridge, Abraham Sawyer, Abner Woodman, John Carneige, Jedediah Currier, Nath. Pearson, Nathan Adams, Jacob Hale, John Noyes, and Enoch Boynton. Several of these names are penned on the verso, in a uniform hand, with payment amounts noted next to each man's name.Massachusetts was officially declared to be in a state of rebellion in February, 1775. In late March of 1775, John Hancock, president of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, ""declaring that the people of Massachusetts were threatened by a powerful army, formally called upon them to prepare to defend themselves to the uttermost. Certain units of the Massachusetts militia were designated as minutemen, and instructed to go into swift action in the event that Gage's troops came out of Boston on the offensive"" (Alden, A History of the American Revolution, 173). The British garrison attempted to act on its orders to disarm the rebels and arrest their leaders, especially Hancock and Samuel Adams, which led to the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, scarcely more than a week after this particular pay receipt was signed. Faint fold lines, mild edge-wear, archival tape reinforcement in three places on verso. An extremely good and scarce Revolutionary War document.

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        America, New England - Tobias Lotter, 1776.

      THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL MAP OF NEW ENGLAND PUBLISHED DURING THE BRITISH COLONIAL PERIOD?A Map Of The Most Inhabited Part Of New England Containing The Provinces Of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire. With the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island.? Copper engraving in four joined sheets, published by Tobias Lotter of Augsburg in 1776. With original hand colouring. Size: 97,5 x 101,7 cm.Fine example of the large format map of New England and Long Island by the 18th century cartographer Bradock Mead (aka John Green). Bradock Mead?s map of New England is generally considered the single most important and influential map of New England published during the British Colonial period. Its importance was such that it was revised and reissued well into the 1790s, and over this period it served as a primary source for leading European and American mapmakers.First issued in 1755, the map provided the largest-scale and most detailed and accurate portrait of the region to date. The map was significantly revised in the 1760s, including a complete re-engraving of much of northern New England and New York and addition of the inset map of Boston. These changes are so extensive that the map, viewed in its proper context, needs to be viewed for historical purposes as a new map. The changes included major improvements to the natural geography of the region (changes to the New Hampshire Lakes Region are particularly striking) , the introduction of settlements in central and northern New Hampshire, and the division of Vermont into dozens of ?Wentworth Grant? towns.The map depicts New England to 44°30? North as well as Long Island and the Hudson River Valley. Township, county and provincial boundaries are shown, as are roads, forts, and meetinghouses. Rivers and streams are depicted with relative care, while the many mountain ranges are indicated haphazardly with archaic ?molehill? symbols.The contrast between southern and northern New England is striking: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River are entirely laid out in a grid of counties and townships; whereas much of New Hampshire and almost all of Vermont are denominated ?Wildernes [sic] lands of the crown not yet appropriated.? Further, the geography of the north country is but poorly understood, as evidenced by the sketchy detail and distended outlines of New Hampshire?s Lakes Region. Present-day Vermont is shown under the aegis of New Hampshire, though the ambiguity of its status at the time is indicated by the absence of a border with New York.Adding to the informational value and decorative appeal of the map are an early chart of Boston Harbor at bottom center, an inset plan of Fort Frederik at upper left, and a decorative cartouche portarying an idealized version of the Pilgrims? landing at Plymouth.A table of notes at the right lists Mead?s sources for the map, and in doing so makes clear how much care and effort went into its compilation.Price: ?6.850,-.

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        Expériences et réflexions relatives à l'analyse du bled et des farines

      Paris, chez Monory, 1776, in 8°, de IV-194pp. 1f., demi-basane bleue début 19e, dos lisse à filets dorés. Rousseurs et qq. mouillures en marge. Edition originale, rare. C'est un réfutation de l'analyse des bleds du minéralogiste et apothicaire B.G. Sage, parue la même année. Parmentier y étudie les avantages du son dans le pain, mais aussi le seigle, le froment, le son de forment, l'amidon, et le maïs. ¶ En Français dans le texte n°173 (pour les "Recherches sur les végétaux nourrissants") "Parmentier est avant tout un homme de terrain. C'est un pragmatique... ne basant ses opinions que sur l'expérience.... Ce serait singulièrement borner son oeuvre que de la limiter à la seule "cartoufle" [pomme de terre]. Parmentier a publié 95 ouvrages qui ont fait avancer les connaissances de son temps... toujours pratique, il a fondé avec Cadet de Vaux, autre pharmacien, une école de boulangerie..." - Pas dans Oberlé Fastes de Bacchus & Comus - Quérard Fr. litt. VI. p.604 - Balland 10.

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        Kalendarium Juliano-Romanum Perpetuum, Auctum Cyclis Solis et Lunae, Feriis Dierum, Eastis seu Festis vet. Rom. Diario Rerum memorabilium, Luna-tionibus et Indice Dierum Quotidiano & Augustae Vindel excudebat Tob. Conr. Lotter, Chalc. et Geogr. - Cum Gratia et Privilegio S.R.I. Vicariatus in partibus Rheni, Sveviae et Juris Franconici.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, dat. 1776, 63,5 x 48 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 158 - Immerwährender Kalender mit 13 Kreisen im Rund. - Die Erklärungen in lateinischer Sprache.

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        Observations sur la nature de la liberté civile, les principes du gouvernement, la justice, et la politique de la guerre avec l'Amérique

      1776. 1776 (Ca 1776), Pet. in-4 (19x23,5cm), 167pp. (20), relié. - 1776 (Ca 1776), Pet. in-4 (19x23,5cm), 167pp. (20), relié. - manoscritto originale di un dizionario francese anonimo e rimasto inedito per il lavoro fondamentale di prezzo per l'indipendenza americana. Bound in pieno rosso marocco vintage. muto liscia indietro ornato. inquadratura triple net sui piatti. Friesland Indoor. fibbie in ottone in perfette condizioni. bordi dorati. Un piccolo graffio sul PLT superiori. Un graffio in piano inferiore. Molto bella copia Marocco fermagli d'epoca. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit original d'une traduction française anonyme et demeurée inédite de l'ouvrage fondamental et déterminant de Price pour l'indépendance des Etats-Unis d'Amérique. L'édition originale anglaise date de 1776, elle fut plusieurs fois rééditée la même année. La première édition en langue française parut à Amsterdam en 1776, elle fait mention d'une préface pour la cinquième édition. Ce manuscrit est dans une traduction très différente de cette édition d'Amsterdam de 1776 et ne contient que la préface de la première édition, elle a par conséquent été faite sur les toutes premières éditions et est antérieure à l'édition d'Amsterdam, elle est en outre parfaitement inédite. L'écrin dans lequel elle a été relié signale son importance, même si cette traduction n'a été peut-être été faite que pour circuler en manuscrit, à l'instar de nombreux écrits aux XVIIIe. La traduction de l'ouvrage de Price est suivie de la traduction de deux songes d'Addisson venant illustrer d'une manière allégorique la pensée de Price, le premier : Songe d'Addisson qui peint l'image de la liberté ; le second : Songe d'Addisson sur la renommée. Ces deux textes d'un britannique donnant une légitimité anglaise aux idées de Richard Price sur la liberté et la renommée anglaise. Joseph Addisson est le bien connu journaliste qui a créé l'un des plus célèbres journaux : Le spectateur, satire permanente de la société anglaise et de l'actualité. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos muet lisse richement orné. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Frise intérieure. Fermoirs de laiton en parfait état. Tranches dorées. Un petit accroc sur le plat supérieur. Une éraflure sur le plat inférieur. 2 coins émoussés. Très bel exemplaire en maroquin d'époque à fermoirs. Ecriture fine et très régulière, belle mise en page. Exemplaire réglé. Proche ami de Benjamin Franklin et de John Adams, Richard Price fut l'avocat le plus influent de la cause de l'indépendance américaine. Dans son ouvrage, Price entend démontrer que l'attitude de la Grande bretagne envers les colonies américaines est contraire aux principes de la liberté. Après avoir défini les différents type de liberté, Price affirme que la liberté civile est "le pouvoir qu'à une société civile ou un état de se gouverner à sa propre discrétion ou par des lois de sa propre création sans être assujetti aux volontés d'un autre pouvoir que la communauté du peuple ne choisit pas, ne dirige pas et ne contrôle pas." L'écrit connaîtra un succès imédiat dans le climat et l'interrogation sur la démocratie en Angleterre. Price rejette en outre non seulement la responsabilité de la guerre, mais également la responsabilité de l'esclavagisme sur la Grande Bretagne. Church a écrit : "Le soutien puisé dans cet ouvrage a joué un rôle déterminant dans la décision des colons américains à déclarer leur indépendance." ("The encouragement derived from this book had no inconsiderable share in determining the American colonists to declare their independence." Decker : "Il (ce livre) aurait eu une influence considérable sur la rédaction de la Déclaration de l'indépendance des États-Unis." (It is said to have had considerable influence on the drafting of the Declaration of Independence"). NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Vergnügen der Augen und des Gemüths, in Vorstellung einer allgemeinen Sammlung von Schnecken und Muscheln, welche im Meer gefunden werden.

      Nürnberg: Knorrs Erben, 1776. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Six parts in two volumes. 4to (252 x 204 mm). Text volume: [5] 6-127 [1], [3] 126-240, [5] 6-52, [5] 6-48 [14], [3] 4-46, [3] 4-76, [1] 2-18, [3] 4-7 [1]. Separate title pages to each part: part 1 dated 1776, part 2 dated 1784, part 3 dated 1768, part 4 dated 1769, part 5 dated 1771, part 6 dated 1772, registers bound at the end of part 4 and 6, 7 pp 'Ehrenrettung' bound at the end of this volume. The first two parts of the revised edition printed on stronger paper than the remaining parts. Plate volume: separate engraved and hand-coloured frontispieces to each part, 190 engraved plates (30 hand-coloured for each part and additional 10 uncoloured white on dark ground in part 6, numbered I-XXX, I*-XXX*, I**-XXX**, I***-XXX***, I****-XXX****, I*****-XL*****), 100 pages of general register to all 6 parts bound at end. Only a few light brown spots and thumb soling can occasionally be found. The title-page and final text pages very little browned, otherwise bright and clean. Mid 19th century half calfs, spine ruled and titled in gilt and with gilt supralibros (a crowned monogramme 'Ph'), marbled edges and endpapers. Boards and extremities rubbed, corners worn, upper hinge of text volume repaired. Overall a crisp set internally with strong and vivid plate coloration, paper completely unrestored, unstained and unmarked and unique with text and plates in revised edition. ----Nissen, ZBI 2234. SECOND EDITION OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF TEXT AND THE FIRST FOUR PARTS OF PLATES, first edition of the remaining parts and plates. NO COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION CAN BE TRACED BY US. "According to two sources (Agazzis, 1852: 375; Bequaert, 1950: 149), two volumes of an entirely new German edition were published. The first part appeared in 1776 with revised text by P. E. S. Müller, and the second part in 1784 with a revised text by Meuschen. The pagination is stated to be continuous through the two parts (pages 1-240)" (Henrik H. Dijkstra, A collation of the three editions of Georg Wolfgang Knorr's conchological work "Vergnügen" (1757-1775), Basteria, vol. 74(1-3), p.38). Both Agassiz and Bequaert referred to Boehner (1786), a work Dijkstra has not seen and no copy of this Knorr edition could be located by him. "Der zweyte Theil erschien 1784 in fortlaufenden Zahlen von S. 125-240." (Boehmer, Bibliotheca scriptorum historiae naturalis..., 1786, p. 444). In fact, no copy of the revised edition could be located by us in any public library and thus this may be the only copy known to exist. In this revised edition, also the text of the engraved frontispieces for the first two parts has been reset from 'Schnecken und andere Geschoepffe...' (as given in the first edition) to 'Schnecken und Muscheln...' in order to match the text of the part 3 to 6 frontispieces. A couple of figures and plate signatures have been redrawn in this edition, especially in parts II and III (e.g. the plates XIV* fig. 2, 3; XV* fig. 4; XXIII* fig. 2, 4, 5; XXIV* fig. 4; XXV* and XXVI* all fig.; XXVII* fig. 1; XXVIII* fig. 1, 3, 4; XXIX* all fig.; XXX* fig. 2, 3; I** to III** all fig. and IV** fig. 2-5). These changes appear to be identical with the Dutch editions Verlustiging der oogen... of part I (1771) and II (1772). Further, the part designation (e.g. "P.III", "P.IV") has been added to the top-left corner of each plate for parts III and IV compared to the first edition where only the final parts V and VI have those signatures. Part 6 contains 10 additional plates depicting white specimens. These plates are uncoloured and the black background is painted in. The plate numbering was done in white paint. With its hand-coloured engraved plates, Knorr's Vergnügen der Augen... can be regarded as one of the finest 18th-century works on shells. Knorr started his work at a time when Linnaeus finished the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae, the starting point for the binominal nomenclature in zoology. Whereas the most important 18th-century conchological works that. Near Fine.

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        Enlistment document

      , 1776. 1776. (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) ASHBY, Charles. Enlistment document. Charles Town, South Carolina, May 1, 1776. Folio, single leaf of laid paper (measures 6-1/2 by 8 inches), partially printed and accomplished by hand. $6800.Rare May 1, 1776 Revolutionary War enlistment certificate, dated only two months before the Declaration of Independence, recruiting a young boy in South Carolina to enlist as a drummer boy in the British Royal Regiment of Artillery, with the boy clearly signing an

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        Eloges et discours philosophiques

      EditionCopy of the Saint-Just Mérard arms bearing his motto "honor and love." Mérard the library of Saint-Just (1749-1812) was already famous in his lifetime, including the wealth of his bindings by the best artisans of the time.Bound in full morocco vintage red. Back smooth decorated, wheels and tail head. gilt arms stamped on covers, triple and mentoring net. Indoor Friesland. gilt edges. spine cleared. 2 small holes in the upper joint tail.Very nice copy in red morocco with the arms. Chez E. van Harrevelt A Amsterdam 1776 in-8 (12,5x21cm) XVI, 358pp. (1) relié

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        Essays On the nature and immutability or truth in opposition to sophistry and scepticism

      

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        TWELVE SERMONS ON THE PROPHESIES CONCERNING THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH; And, In Particular, Concerning the Church of Papal Rome: Preached in Lincoln's-Inn-Chapel, at the Lecture of the Right Reverend William Warburton Lord Bishop of Gloucester.

      London: Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols: for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1776. xii, 385 pages of text, followed by [ii] pages of publisher's advertisement, and [i] blank. Original full leather binding, moderately rubbed and worn, with minor chipping to spine extremities, and weakened hinges. Binding remains attractive and functional. Engraved bookplate on front paste down endpaper. Small ink stain on title page, and a few pages with minor soiling, but the text is otherwise exceptionally clean.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        La Vera Costanza

      1776. First Edition . (OPERA). La Vera Costanza. Cantata per Musica a Tre Voci. (Gallipoli): no publisher, (1776). Octavo, contemporary full green embroidered silk richly decorated with crown and bucolic scene in silver and gold threads, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. 23. $3200.First edition of the libretto to this cantata in three voices, composed and performed to celebrate an 18th-century Italian wedding, richly and beautifully bound in green embroidered silk.This cantata was composed to be sung at the wedding of Niccola Doxi-Stracca of Gallipoli and Francesca Storti of Napoli. This highly decorative and unusual style of binding reached the height of its popularity in the first half of the 17th century and is only infrequently found on books from later periods. Text in Italian. Faint dampstain along lower edge of front cover and small portion of rear. Silver-gilt thread slightly darkened. Still a lovely, very finely bound copy in excellent condition.

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        Coryat's Crudities: Coryat's Crudities: Reprinted from the Edition of 1611. To which are now added, His Letters from India, &c. and extracts relating to him, From Various Authors: being A more particular Account of his Travels (mostly on Foot) in different Parts of the Globe, than any hitherto published. Together with his Orations, Character, Death, &c. With Copper-Plates.

      London: W. Cater; Samuel Hayes; J. Wilkie; and E. Easton at Salisbury, 1776 - 3 volumes, octavo (200

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

      Folio [45 x 31.5 cm]. 2 volumes in 1. I (1776): (3) ff. comprising title, colored frontispiece plate and "References to Plate 1", 1 folding map, 3-90 pp., (1) f. license, (1) f. title, and 53 ff. of colored plates enumerated 2-54, alternating with 53 ff. of corresponding text leaves.II (1779 Supplement): (3) ff. comprising title, engraved frontispiece and "References to Plate 1", 29 pp., (1) p. license, 4 ff. of colored plates enumerated 2-5, alternating with 4 ff. of corresponding text leaves, (1) f. dedication. Total of 183 leaves: 123 ff. text leaves, 59 colored plates and 1 folding map. Bound in contemporary tree-calf, borders triple gilt-ruled, spine expertly rebacked with original backstrip preserved. Provenance: George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex (1757-1839), with his insignia of a coronet and SX monogram gilt on spine. Covers a bit scuffed, later endpapers, foxing to a handful of text leaves. Plates excellent, finished in magnificent contemporary hand color.Rare first edition of this monumental illustrated work by Sir William Hamilton (1731-1803), the British ambassador to the court of Naples, amateur vulcanologist, and avid collector of Greek and Roman antiquities. A copy with a fine provenance, having belonged to the fifth Earl of Essex (see below). Hamilton’s splendid volume, representing the culmination of years of geological observation in Naples and Sicily, contains 59 sumptuous hand-colored engravings of Neapolitan landscapes, coastal scenes, city-views, and views of volcanic activity from Vesuvius, Etna, and the Aeolian islands. Though it nearly bankrupted the diplomat with the high production cost of its illustrations -- including 59 plates and a double-page map of the region -- the volume now stands as a monument to Neapolitan art and scientific culture during the Bourbon kingdom’s Golden Age. "This was, without question, one of the most lavish books of the eighteenth century"(Thackray), and forms the chief monument of Hamilton’s extraordinary legacy. Ostensibly an illustrated work of geology, Campi Phlegraei is also a visual record of Hamilton’s vigorous activity during his years in Naples. The artist Pietro Fabris, who executed the original gouache drawings, had accompanied Hamilton to many of the sites represented here, and at least 18 of the present illustrations depict either Hamilton (in a red coat), or Fabris himself (in blue), and often both together, as they observe the geological features of the countryside and surrounding islands.  Likewise, the towering volcanoes and rock formations are often placed against scenes of Neapolitan buildings and daily life, creating a documentary record of the city of Naples during the Bourbon era.The volume had its origins in Hamilton’s arrival in Naples in 1764, shortly before nearby Vesuvius entered a spectacular eruptive phase that lasted for the next three years. Despite being engaged in "an active and often demanding diplomatic career" (Sloan) at the Neapolitan court, Hamilton continually recorded observations on volcanic activity not only from Vesuvius, but from Etna and the Aeolian archipelago as well. These were published as letters in Philosophical Transactions, and again in Observations on Mount Vesuvius (1772), but the interest they sparked in the scientific community led Hamilton to envision a more ambitious publication, and in 1773 he asked Fabris to begin the series of gouache drawings from which the present plates were cut. Many of the plates bear Fabris’ initials as well, identifying him as the engraver as well as the original illustrator.The spine of the present copy is gilt-stamped with the insignia of George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex, composed of a coronet and the monogram ‘SX’. An 1896 catalogue of the library at Cassiobury Park, the Essex estate, confirms the family’s ownership. The work remained there until sold at auction with the other effects of the house in 1922. Capell-Coningsby was MP for Westminster (1779-80), Lostwithiel (1781-84), Okehampton (1785-90), and Radnor (1794-99), and served as both High Steward of Leominster and Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire. Like Hamilton, he was a fellow of the prestigious Society of Antiquaries, in connection with which the present copy was possibly acquired. The Cassiobury library catalogue reveals an extensive collection of sumptuous books, many of which are on natural phenomena and botany. * Thackray, "The Modern Pliny: William Hamilton and Vesuvius" (pp. 65-74), and Sloan, "Observations on the Kingdom of Naples: William Hamilton’s Diplomatic Career" (pp. 24-39), both in Vases and Volcanoes (London 1996). See also no. 43 (pp. 165-68) in that volume’s bibliography of Hamilton’s collection; Henry March Gilbert, Catalogue of the library in the possession of the Earl of Essex at Cassiobury Park (1896).

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        Memoires De Mademoiselle De Montpensier, Fille De Gaston D'Orleans, Frere De Louis XIII, Roi De France. Eight Volumes

      J. Edme Doufour & Phil. Roux, Maestricht 1776 - Maestricht: J. Edme Doufour & Phil. Roux. 1776. Nouvelle Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. In French. Nouvelle edition, 1776. Externally fair, internally very good. Memoirs of the richest woman in France of her time, and second most powerful after the queen. She was the only child of Gaston d'Orelans, younger brother of King Louis XIII and presumptive heir to the throne. Rather than being pushed at various times into a politically expedient marriages, she endured two rounds of exile and eventually married a man she fell in love with, with that marriage to later flounder. Fascinating first-hand account of life in seventeenth century France. Full calf, edges tinted red, marbled endpapers, title pages in red and black. Covers very worn, with most of the spine labels missing, edges chipped, joints rubbed with some splitting, but covers well attached, text blocks sound with no loosened pages. Pages clean with very little foxing, no noted chips or tears. no names or bookplates, dampstains to the lower outside corners of a few leaves in volume IV. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ils Psalms da David, suainter la melodia francesa, schantaeda eir in Tudaisch.

      Bern, J.N. Gaudiana u. Joh. Pfeffer 1776 - Kl.-8°. (8) Bl., 803 (1), 226, (10) S. Mit zahlr. romanische Notenbeilagen. Späterer Lederband auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 Metall-Lederschliessen. Vorsätze leimschattig und gebräunt. Einband berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Experimental Essays on Medical and Philosophical Subjects.

      London: T. Becket and T. Cadell, 1776. Octavo, two folding tables and four folding plates, modern brown morocco. An important work, including Macbride's essay "On the Scurvy". The author's "Malt" was one of the main antiscorbutics used on Cook's voyages, although it has since been proved to have little effect. Macbride is best remembered for this work on scurvy, which extends the theoretical work of John Pringle. Macbride argued that the disease was related to the loss of fixed air (carbon dioxide). As a cheap and accessible source of fixed air, he recommended the use of infusions of malt - "worts" - taken from the liquid remaining when malt is suspended in water. The solution was tested with some apparent success by his brother Admiral John Macbride on HMS Jason and, despite less tangible results on the voyages of Wallis and Carteret, Macbride's Malt was one of the main treatments taken with Cook on the Endeavour. Cook was so taken with the Malt that he continued to use and value it during his second voyage, leading Lloyd and Coulter to comment that 'contrary to general belief... Cook's voyages delayed rather than hastened the introduction of the true cure of scurvy' (Medicine & the Navy).David Macbride (1726-1778), a chemist and physician, entered the Royal Navy after an apprenticeship with a civilian surgeon. He served as mate aboard a hospital ship and then surgeon during the war of Austrian succession (1741-1748). His seafaring experience enabled him to make a careful study of scurvy, and was the catalyst for his lifelong search for an effective antiscorbutic. After leaving the navy he set up as a surgeon and accoucheur in 1752, 'but bashfulness limited his practice for several years' (DNB).This is the third and final edition of a work first published in 1764. All editions are now quite rare. Slight water-staining, especially to final pages, neat library stamps to title and plates.

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        QUADERNO DE LEYES Y ORDENANZAS CON QUE SE GOBIERNA ESTA MUY NOBLE Y MUY LEAL PROVINCIA DE ALAVA, Y DIFERENTES PRIVILEGIOS y Cedulas de su Magestad que van puestos en el Indice

      Oficina de Thomás de Robles y Navarro, Alava 1776 - 322 pp,2 hh. Pergamino de época.Cantos decorados.Portada arquitectónica grabada a plena página con el escudo de la provincia con San Prudencio presidiendo.Bellas capitulares grabadas en madera y algunos otros motivos a pie de alguna página.Limpio, buenos margenes. Muy buen ejemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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