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        DESCRIZIONE DEGL'ISTROMENTI ARMONICI d'ogni genere del Padre. Seconda edizione riveduta, corretta ed accresciuta dall'Abate Giacinto Ceruti ornata con CXL rami incisi d'Arnoldo Wanwesterout.

      Monaldini,, Roma, 1776 - gr. vol. in-4, pp. VI-XVI, XXIII, 214 (mal numerate), (2), leg. m. pelle coeva con tass. e tit. oro al d. con fregi, piatti in carta dec. Iniziali xilogr. Belliss. antip. inc. in rame su doppia pagina, con il titolo in italiano e inglese, inc. da Francesco Rastaini su dis. di Vincenzo Brenna. Dedicat. a Filippo Caetani Duca di Sermoneta. Testo in italiano e francese, su due colonne. Celebre testo del gesuita F. Bonanni o Buonanni (1638-1725), fondamentale per la storia della musica, ricercato per il ricco apparato iconografico dove vengono mostrati musicisti e strumenti di ogni genere e paese, dall'antichità all'età moderna. La tav. XXXIII, più volte ripiegata, rappresenta l'organo inventato dal musicista Michele Todini Savoiardo nel Palazzo dei Signori Verospi in Roma, al suono del quale "corrisponde il suono di un cembalo e di tre spinette separate da lui". Come sempre qualche errore nella numerazione delle pagine e nel posizionamento di alcune tavv. La numerazione iniziale comincia con VI poichè nel computo sono considerato il doppio antip. Non compare la tav. XIV, mentre la XXIX è suddivisa in 2 tavv., numerate 1 e 2. Rispetto alle 140 tavv. citate nel titolo sono qui presenti 150 tavv., ben 10 in più. La tav. LII non è presente (ma c'è una tav. non numerata riferita a pag.115 "Varietà di Cetere"). Due tavv. LXXVIII con titolo e soggetto diverso (una riferita a pag.118 "Tamburo africano diverso" e una riferita a pag.137 "Tamburo Militare"). Due tav. CXVI con titolo e soggetto diverso (una riferita a pag.151 "Bacioccolo" e una riferita a pag.174 "Legno delli Copti"). Due tavv. CXVII con titolo e soggetto diverso (una riferita a pag.151 "Fanciullo con Trich Trach" e una riferita a pag.175 "Crepitacolo per la Chiese"). Due tavv. CXVIII con titolo e soggetto diverso (una riferita a pag.152 "Fanciullo con Trich Trach" e una riferita a pag.176 "Altro diverso"). Tre tavv. CXIX con titolo e soggetto diverso (una riferita a pag.152 "Altro diverso usato dale nutrici", una riferita a pag.177 "Matracca", e una riferita a pag.186 "Crotalo del Mendico"). Due tavv. CXXX con titolo e soggetto diverso (una riferita a pag.159 "Tavola percossa dal Cappuccino" e una riferita a pag.186 "Frusta del Cocchiero"). Una tav. non numerata riferita a pag.165 "Campanelli antichi". Due tavv. extra (la tav. CXLI riferita a pag.173 "Altro Istromento Cinese" e la tav. CXLIV riferita a pag.174 "Marimba de Cafri"). Brunet I, 1086: «Edition préférée à celle de Rome 1722, en italien seulement, sous le titre de Gabinetto Armonico, avec 136 planches». Cicognara 1579. Minime abrasioni alla carta dei piatti, dif. alla cuffia sup, occasione brun. su alcune tavv. e qualche rinforzo di carta, ma bell'esempl. a larghi margini su carta forte. [013]

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        Vue d'Italie : Marine animée à la tour carrée

      S.n., s.l. (Circa 1776), Cadre : 40x50cm ; dessin : 18x24cm, une feuille encadrée. S.n., s.l. (Circa 1776), Cadre : 40x50cm ; dessin : 18x24cm, une feuille encadrée. - Original drawing in ink and watercolor depicting a lively seaside view with a village perched on a cliff. Modern framing of blond chopsticks. Drawing made during the journey with the Marquis de Sade during the year 1775 - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original au crayon représentant une vue animée de bord de mer. Encadrement moderne de baguette noires. Dessin réalisé pendant le voyage fait avec le marquis de Sade au cours de l'année 1775.   une feuille

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        Parte Meridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, la Coroline et la Virginie

      Venezia 1776 - Carta geografica tratta da "Atlas Universelle" del Santini, edito dal Remondini a Venezia. Affascinate mappa che mostra gran parte del sud-est degli Stati Uniti, il Golfo del Messico e la costa orientale, mentre non comprende la punta meridionale della Florida. La mappa è basata su quella del francese D'Anville, in 4 fogli. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Map taken from the Santini "Atlas Universelle" published by Remondini in Venice. Showing the Colonial America, the region from the Chesapeake to Florida, west to Natchitoches and the Arkansas River, north along the Mississippi River to the Fort de Chartes area and then east along the Ohio River toward Maryland, which is named, and including all of the Del-Mar-Va peninsula. While the map is based upon D'Anville's highly important 4 sheet map of North America. Copperplate, original colour, in good condition. Dimensioni 580 490mm

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        IN PROVINCIAL CONGRESS, NEW-YORK, MAY 31, 1776...WHEREAS THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT OF THIS COLONY BY CONGRESS AND COMMITTEES, WAS INSTITUTED WHILE THE FORMER GOVERNMENT UNDER THE CROWN OF GREAT-BRITAIN EXISTED IN FULL FORCE, AND WAS ESTABLISHED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF OPPOSING THE USURPATION OF THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT, AND WAS INTENDED TO EXPIRE ON A RECONCILIATION WITH GREAT BRITAIN, WHICH IT WAS THEN APPREHENDED WOULD SOON TAKE PLACE, BUT IS NOW CONSIDERED REMOTE AND UNCERTAIN...

      [New York: John Holt, 1776. Letterpress broadside, 300 x 245 mm. Signed in print by Robert Benson, Secretary of the New York Provincial Congress. Very good. Matted. In a red morocco backed box. This broadside represents the end of colonial rule in New York and the beginning of independent government as a state. On May 10, 1776 the Continental Congress advised the colonies that Great Britain had failed to respond to their petitions and that each colony should form their own government. Virginia was the first to respond, formally rejecting Great Britain and forming its own government on May 15. As the annotations on this broadside show, it took New York several more weeks to work through the process, but by on July 10 the delegates met in White Plains to establish a new government, a week after the signing of the Declaration of Independence The present broadside by the New York Provincial Congress includes a printing of the May 10 resolution by the Continental Congress. The broadside then continues:"And whereas Doubts have arisen whether this Congress are invested with sufficient Power and Authority to deliberate and determine so important a Subject as the Necessity of erecting and constituting a new Form of Government and internal Police, to the Exclusion of all Foreign Jurisdiction, Dominion and Controul whatever. And whereas it appertains of Right solely to the People of this Colony to determine the said Doubts...." Three resolutions follow concerning new elections to either confirm the present representatives or appoint new ones to form a new, independent government. On the verso of the broadside, an unidentified hand has added a few notes concerning the process outlined on the broadside, and taken to establish a new government: "Candidates to be Chosen ye 18th Day of this Instant Return to be made ye 21st at 11 Clock Election the - - 25th Return Thursday - - 27 at 11 Clock in ye forenoon at which Time the County Committee Meet." In the end the new legislature met on July 10, but the chaos caused by the British invasion of New York delayed a formal state constitution until early 1777. Only two copies of this broadside are recorded, at the New York Historical Society and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Printing is ascribed to John Holt by Evans (Holt was later the first printer for the New York legislature, and fled with that body to Poughkeepsie when the British seized New York City). An extremely rare broadside that established the drafting and approval of New York's independence from Great Britain. EVANS 14934. ESTC W16538.

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        Veduta delle antiche Sostruzioni fatte da Tarquinio Superbo dette il Bel Lido.

      Roma 1776 - - PRIMO STATO DI TRE - Acquaforte e bulino, 1776, firmata in lastra . Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L’opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All’opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall’editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell’autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. - THE FIRST STATE OF THREE - Etching with engraving, 1776, signed on plate. From the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. Hind 125, I/III; Focillon 841; Wilton Ely 258. Dimensioni 670 445mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Winterlandschap - naar Pillement, 1776.

      WINTERLANDSCHAPTekening met pen, grijs gewassen inkt en waterverf vervaardigd door John Atkinson naar Jean Baptiste Nicolas Pillement, gesigneerd en gedateerd 1776 rechtsonder. Afm. 32 x 43 cm.Tijdens zijn verblijf in Londen tussen 1754 en 1763 speelde Pillement in op de waardering die het publiek had voor schilderijen van landschappen. Hij werd daarbij o.a. ge?nspireerd door het werk van de Hollandse 17e-eeuwse landschapschilder Nicolaes Berchem.De hier getoonde tekening, onstaan naar het ontwerp van Pillement, kent dan ook de bekende Hollandse elementen van het wintergezicht: de kinderen, de keuvelende groepjes mensen op het ijs, de duwslede, de koek-en-zopie tent met vlag in top.Prijs: ?950,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Travels in Asia Minor: or an Account of a Tour made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti. By Richard Chandler, D.D Fellow of Magdalen College and of the Society of Antiquaries. 2nd Edition.

      Dodsley, London 1776 - xiv xiii 283p quarto format, full calf, boards worn, hinges breaking, spine dull, name stamp to endpaper, pages clean, fine quality of printing, fold-out map of 'the Aegaean Sea or Archipelago, with the Coasts of Europe and Asia, and part of Asia Minor', binding firm, well preserved copy in an unadulterated binding [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Veduta degli Avanzi delle Fabbriche del Secondo Piano delle Terme di Tito

      Roma 1776 - - PRIMO STATO DI QUATTRO - Acquaforte e bulino, 1776, firmata in lastra . Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L’opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All’opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall’editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell’autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. - THE FIRST STATE OF FOUR - Etching with engraving, 1776, signed on plate. From the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. Hind 127, I/IV; Focillon 838; Wilton Ely 260. Dimensioni 710 490mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Veduta della Chiesa di S. Pietro di Roma dalla parte di Ponte Molle

      Roma 1776 - Panoramo di Roma da Ponte Milvio, con la cupola di San Pietro. Acquaforte e bulino, 1776 circa, da un dipinto di Jacob Philip Hackert, datato 1776. L'opera è edita dal fratello di Hackert, Georg Abraham, che aveva una bottega calcografica in Roma a Piazza di Spagna. Le figure in primo piano sono incise da Giovanni Volpato, come dimostra la scritta in basso a destra "J. Volpato caelum applic. Romae". Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata cova, rifilata al rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera non comune. Dimensioni 535 395mm

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        Briefe über die Bestellung eines Küchengartens (3 Bände)

      Hannover, Helwing, 1776/83. - in welchen denen, die ihre Gärten selbst, und ohne die Hülfe eines gelernten Gärtners bestellen wollen eine Anleitung zum Gartenbau gegeben wird. Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 4 gefalteten Tabellen, XLVIII, 542 Seiten; LXIV, 673 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 560 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit, 17,5 x 11 cm, Einbände gering berieben, innen leicht gebräunt, kleiner Stempel auf den Titelblättern, sonst gut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 × 120 mm). Nineteenth-century polished calf, contrast labels, spine gilt in compartments, double-ruled panel with floral corner-pieces to boards, plain single line edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, milled roll to the turn-ins. Contemporary armorial bookplate and early ownership inscription of H. C. Morewood to First volume; later plates of Hardress Llewellyn Lloyd in all three. Joints, headcaps and one tear to side very skilfully repaired, an excellent set. 8 engraved plates copied from 17th-century blocks, engraved illustrations within text. First collected edition of the writings of Thomas Coryate (1577?–1617). The Crudities, describing his tour from London to Venice and back, is his best known work, with many points of historical interest, including his admirable rendering of the story of William Tell (cited as the earliest in English); it is also remembered for the prefatory mock-panegyric verses by the most illustrious authors of the day, including Jonson, Chapman, Donne, Campion, Harington, and Drayton. The whole apparatus of the book, including these verses, the plates and the original spelling, is reproduced here. Coryate then set out on a second tour to Constantinople, visited Aleppo whence he walked to the Holy Land and back (sending notes home which were First published in Purchas his Pilgrimes, 1625), and then achieved the remarkable feat of walking from Jerusalem to India. After further wanderings within India, including a period living at the court of the Great Moghul, he died at or near Surat in Gujarat. Howgego, I, C198. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Minutemen document signed

      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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        The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the year 1776

      First editioniv, 112, *113-*192, 113-270, [1],259,[9]. pages.Single small worm hole lower blank outer corner blank margin pages 146 - 249, from 249 to end with second worm trail extending to max .5cm.Contents clean and tight with no inscriptions or marking, browning to end papers. Re cased in the original full brown calf binding original contrasting labels.Pages 261-264, the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776, and on pages.264-267, the Articles of Confederation, resolved by the Congress on 4 October 1776.

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        Partie Occidentale du Canada et Septentrionale de la Louisiane avec une partie de la Pensilvanie

      Venice 1776 - Map. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image measures 18.75 x 22" This beautiful map of the Great Lakes depicts "western Canada and northern Louisiana," or in the parlance of American history, a substantial portion of the Northwest Territory and part of Pennsylvania. It extends from the upper Mississippi River Valley east to Lake Ontario, and from James Bay south to Philadelphia. The map shows Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie in wonderful detail, with Lake Ontario extending outside the right margin. Chicagon (Chicago) is named along with many early settlements, numerous French forts, and Indian villages and territories, making the map a fine document of the Louisiana Territory. The map is also notable for its detailed depiction of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. A note by the Mississippi explains, in French, that the course of the river is known only up the depicted point and that its source is still unknown. Just above, in the unmapped territory, is a beautiful rococco title cartouche. The map is based on D'Anville's influential map of North America of 1746 and was published in Santini's "Atlas Universel dressé sur les meuilleures cartes modernes" of 1776. It is in excellent condition with wide side margins as issued. Dark imprint on bright paper with no tears. Small chips to rig Paolo Santini was a Venetian cartographer and publisher who worked closely with Janvier. This map of the Great Lakes is a fine example of his work.

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        La Morale universelle.

      Amsterdam: chez Marc-Michel Rey,, 1776. Ou les Devoirs de l'homme fondés sur sa nature. 3 volumes, octavo (203 x 120 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, green morocco labels, smooth spines richly decorated gilt with central fleuron tools, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Volume 1 wrongly paginated from p. 153 (numbered 143). Armorial bookplate to each front pastedown; small annotations in a contemporary hand to titles. Slight insect damage to tails of spines, bottom edges of boards and fore margins of middle leaves in Volume 2, some surface loss to front board of Volume 3, faint dampstaining to margins of Volume 1 but overall contents bright. An excellent copy. First edition. Holbach divides his materialist treatise on morals, one of his later works, into three parts: theory, practice and duties of private life. The first part outlines the necessity for tolerance and the dangers of luxury for states and individuals alike. In the second part he pursues his condemnation of luxury and is as much critical of its opposite vice, begging, advocating work as the saviour of humanity: "Commercial enterprise in only useful when it serves agriculture, manufacturing industries, and the development of populations … it is a dangerous poison when its only purpose is to feed man's proneness to luxury and vanity". The third and final part details the duties of husbands, parents, children etc. as well as the merits of marriage, although Holbach also sees the advantages of divorce. Further in the text he deplores the drain the city has on the countryside as agricultural workers become domestic servants. La Morale universelle was also published as a one quarto volume in the same year.

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        Atlas céleste . approuve par' l'Académie royal des sciences . Seconde édition. Par M.J. Fortin.

      Paris: F. G. Deschamps et l'Auteur 1776 - with 30 double-page engraved plates, small piece missing from edge of plate 7, slightly affecting printed area, minor spotting and a few minor stains, pp. viii, 30 plates, 40, 8vo, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red lettering piece, crack in lower joint, corners worn, headcaps defective, sound. 'Seconde édition' is a bit of a misnomer, since the Atlas coelestis, London, 1729, though 'welcomed because of its unprecedented accuracy . did suffer from some deficiencies. It was, for one thing, almost too big to use, with its twenty-four-by-twenty inch plates . Fortin was not an astronomer but an artisan, a globe maker for the French royal family [and instrument maker for Lavoisier]. It is not known how or why he was commissioned to produce a revised edition of Flamsteed's star atlas, but it turned out to be a very successful enterprise. All of Flamsteed's twenty-six plates were re-engraved on a much smaller scale, so that they now measured only 23 by 18 cm. (One of Flamsteed's original plates, depicting Hydra, was a double-page folding plate, and in Fortin's editions it was divided in two, increasing the number of plates to twenty-seven). In the process, the engravers greatly improved the aesthetic appeal of Flamsteed's often awkward figures' (Out of this World, Linda Hall Library exhibition). The total number of plates in this edition is 30, as Fortin added others. Fortin says in his introduction: 'On a cru rendre service au public, en réduisant au tiers les cartes de cet Atlas, afin d'en étendre l'usage par un format plus commode.' This could be taken to mean that the enterprise was Fortin's own initiative. An attempt has been made at some point to colour in the exposed parts of the boards, but if once matching, the colour has now turned red.

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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.

      London printed, Boston, re-printed: T. & J. Fleet, 1776. - 71pp. Half calf and marbled boards. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Titlepage moderately toned, some light scattered foxing to text. Very good. Price was a well-known British Presbyterian minister and the author of several notable books about moral philosophy and economics. He was particularly friendly with a number of Americans, and vigorously argued their part in the British debate over colonial taxation and government. This is one of the most influential political pamphlets written by an Englishman who sympathized with the American colonies. "It is said that the encouragement derived from this book had no inconsiderable share in determining the Americans to declare their independence" - DNB. Price was later offered honorary American citizenship by the Continental Congress, which he declined. This work first appeared in February 1776 in London and went through numerous editions. The American editions are quite rare. HOWES P586. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 224w. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76-118 (British ed). EVANS 15032. SABIN 65452.

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        La Morale universelle. Ou les Devoirs de l'homme fondés sur sa nature.

      Amsterdam: chez Marc-Michel Rey, 1776 - 3 volumes, octavo (203 x 120 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, green morocco labels, smooth spines richly decorated gilt with central fleuron tools, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Volume 1 wrongly paginated from p. 153 (numbered 143). Armorial bookplate to each front pastedown; small annotations in a contemporary hand to titles. Slight insect damage to tails of spines, bottom edges of boards and fore margins of middle leaves in Volume 2, some surface loss to front board of Volume 3, faint dampstaining to margins of Volume 1 but overall contents bright. An excellent copy. First edition. Holbach divides his materialist treatise on morals, one of his later works, into three parts: theory, practice and duties of private life. The first part outlines the necessity for tolerance and the dangers of luxury for states and individuals alike. In the second part he pursues his condemnation of luxury and is as much critical of its opposite vice, begging, advocating work as the saviour of humanity: "Commercial enterprise in only useful when it serves agriculture, manufacturing industries, and the development of populations it is a dangerous poison when its only purpose is to feed man's proneness to luxury and vanity". The third and final part details the duties of husbands, parents, children etc. as well as the merits of marriage, although Holbach also sees the advantages of divorce. Further in the text he deplores the drain the city has on the countryside as agricultural workers become domestic servants. La Morale universelle was also published as a one quarto volume in the same year. Barbier Vol. III, p. 355; INED 2287; Vercruysse 1776, A4. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kierlighed uden Strømper. Et Sørgespil i fem Optog af (...).

      Uten sted. (København). Uten år. (1776). Skougaards eksemplar med hans notater - "Kpl. Avtrykk av Nye Originale Skuespill I 1776, men forskjellig fra trykket der. Det er altså ikke riktig, når E. -M. IX s. 28 anfører at forskjellen bare er arkbetegnelsen A. Nærv. trykk - B. N. Jfr. B. N. III, 1942. B. Dan. IV sp. 343 nevner også kun forskjellen i tittelbladet".

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        The Institutions, Manners and Customs of the Ancient Nations

      T. Beckett, London 1776 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lectures on Select Subjects: Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Optics

      London 1776 - Good conditon for it's advanced age. Previously professionally bound. Edge wear, corner wear down to the boards. Ownership marks on the FEP. Fifth edition, ownership mark on the FEP. Previously professionally bound. Some edge wear, corner bumping. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire ecclésiastique de la cour de France, où l'on trouve tout ce qui concerne l'histoire de la chapelle, & des principaux officiers ecclésiastiques de nos rois

      original, unusual Edition.Copy the arms of Louis XV hit on the boards, and the figure repeated on the back, a symbol that certifies the provenance of the Royal Library in Versailles. Louis XV had a very large library which was especially magnified when the princes were brought to Versailles. Seventeen thousand volumes joined the National Library to the Revolution.Binders full of frozen veal time mottled brown. Back with nerves decorated Louis XV of figure repeated four times with angular lilies. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. boards to arms. Triple mentoring net on the boards. a lack of volume in head I. Lack of lower joint tail of Volume I. A along the upper joint hole of Volume I. De l'Imprimerie Royale A Paris 1776 In-4 (20x26cm) lxviij, 667pp. et (2) 639pp. Liij 2 volumes reliés

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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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        [All Three of Cook's Voyages in Swedish] de Freville (A.F.J. De) Berattteles Om de Nya Uptackter, Som Bliswit Gjorde I Soderhafwet Aren 1767-1770, &C., [With] Sammandrag Af Capitain Jacob Cooks ren 1772, 73, 74 Och 1775, Omkring SÚ¤ra Polen [With] Sammandrag of Captain Jacob Cooks Tredje Resa, I Soderhafwet Och Emot Norra Polen.

      Upsala: Johan Edman, 1776-1787. Undetermined. fine. 1st Swedish Editions. [xxviii], 308, [2], [ii], 326, [6]; [xx], 366, [10]; [xii], 618, [12], [2] pp. Octavo, 3 vols. With two copper engraved folding maps Handsome period style matching brown gilt tooled half sheep with speckled papered boards and brown gilt labels housed in a matching slipcase. A fine set. fine Very Rare complete set of all three of Cook's Voyages in Swedish. The First Voyage is a translation from Freville's compilation. The Second and Third Voyages were translated from the official accounts but with editorial notes by an anonymous Finnish editor (Second Voyage) and Oedmann (Third Voyage). The second voyage caused animosity between the editor and Sparrman who condemned the work and is ironically also listed as an author in the book. Du Rietz 1, 9, 12; Forbes 126 (Third Voyage) 1776

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        Topografia universale della Città di Napoli

      1776. CARLETTI Niccolò. Topografia universale della Città di Napoli in Campagna Felice. In Napoli, nella Stamperia Raimondiana, 1776. In 8vo; pp.XXXV, 5n.nn., 372. Due grandi tavole spieghevoli incise in rame: Mappa topografica della Città di Napoli e Veduta scenografica a ponente della Città di Napoli. Fior. Pergamena coeva, tassello al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. Treccani.it: "Di famiglia toscana, Niccolò Carletti nacque in Napoli nel 1723. Dopo aver studiato belle lettere, filosofia e matematica, apprese a Roma l'architettura. Tornato a Napoli, trovò posto nel Corpo degli ingegneri militari, nell'ambito del quale "si disimpegnò con molto onore in quasi tutte le guerre della Lombardia". Tra i suoi studi ulteriori furono quelli delle scienze fisiche e matematiche, specie dell'idraulica, cui aggiunse "la cognizione non meno dell'Antiquaria" che del diritto civile. Come si vede, una preparazione vasta e composita che doveva essergli assai utile per la sua funzione di architetto della città di Napoli e della sua deputazione, esaminatore del Collegio dei tavolari (agrimensori), accademico "pensionista" della Società delle scienze e belle arti di Roma, esaminatore nella Real Accademia militare di Napoli (Soria). L'opera di maggiore impegno del C. fu certo il contributo da lui fornito alla realizzazione della celebre mappa di Napoli dovuta a Giovanni Carafa, duca di Noia. La mappa, non terminata alla morte del Carafa, fu completata da Giovanni Pignatelli, principe di Monteroduni, con correzioni e aggiunte del C. e dell'architetto Gaetano Bronzuoli, e venne pubblicata in trentacinque rami nel 1775. L'uso della tavoletta pretoriana rese assai precisa l'opera di rilevamento, sì che fu questa la prima vera mappa della città, assai più aderente alla realtà topografica di quanto non fossero le precedenti vedute a volo d'uccello dei secc. XVI e XVII. Il C., indicato come "professor delle Architetture e Matemat.", tenne ad aggiungere all'opera un'ampia didascalia, ossia la "storiografia dell'antico e del moderno della città di Napoli", seguita da un vasto rettangolo contenente la spiegazione dei 580 numeri segnati sui principali monumenti e luoghi della città, eretti sino al 1775. Nel Museo di Capodimonte (sezione disegni e stampe) sono stati ritrovati (Alisio, 1971) venti fogli non catalogati della mappa, con le correzioni del C. e riportate a penna le scritte esplicative. Poiché le notizie storiche fornite nella didascalia della mappa apparivano al C. troppo sintetiche, egli le pubblicò (a Napoli) l'anno seguente, in forma più estesa in un volume a parte dal titolo "Topografia universale della città di Napoli". Esso si aggiunse alla copiosa letteratura artistica locale con caratteri di originalità e compiutezza bibliografica."

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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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        Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des Chinois : Par les missionnaires de Pekin. Tome premier.

      A Paris, Chez Nyon 1776 - A Paris, Chez Nyon, 1776. In-4, (2ff)+XVIpp.+485pp. Plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison. 1 frontispice dessiné d'après nature par Panxi et gravé par Martinet, et 9 planches gravées hors texte en fin de volume. Reliure un peu frottée, petits manques sur un plat et sur les coupes, quelques feuillets un peu brunis. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      T. Payne and Son, London 1776 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        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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