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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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        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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      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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        La Vie du Pape Clément XIV (Ganganelli), vol 1; and Lettres intéressantes du Pape Clément XIV (Ganganelli), vols 2-3

      Barthelemi Vlam, Amsterdam 1776 - 3 volumes; 12°: *6 A-G12 H4; *10 A-L12 M2; 2 A-L12 M4. xii, 175; xx, 268; [4], 270 pp. Uniformly bound in contemporary full tree calf, spines decorated in gilt with volume numbers and "GANGAN". Volume one includes frontis plate of Clement XIV, and volume two (the first volume of the Lettres) includes an allegorical plate honoring the departed Pope. Bookplates in all three volumes of Alexander Speirs (1714-1782), a Glasgow tobacco merchant whose large library at Eldersley was well known. The bookplate bears the image of a ship, perhaps the Bowman, the Speirs' company vessel that recorded more than a dozen journeys between Scotland and Virginia. The Amsterdam editions are uncommon.Caraccioli's edition of Pope Clement XIV's letters first appeared in 1775, controversy and subsequent editions appeared shortly thereafter. The Pope's letters were the work of Caraccioli himself--Voltaire denounced the publication as apocryphal shortly after their publication, which did not undermine their popularity. Included among the letters is one addressed to Caraccioli himself (letter CXXII), in which the Pope exhorts him to continue his literary productions, as they are of great value to the reading public. Included here as volume one of the three-volume set is Caraccioli's "La Vie du Pape Clément XIV" another popular work, but this one attributed to Caraccioli on the title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. original manuscript of an anonymous French translation and remained unpublished for the fundamental work of Price for American independence.Bound in full morocco vintage red. dumb smooth back ornate. Triple net framing on the boards. Indoor Friesland. brass clasps in perfect condition. gilt edges. A small scratch on the upper PLTS. A scratch on the lower flat.Very nice copy morocco vintage clasps.1776 Pet. in-4 (19x23,5cm) 167pp. (20) relié

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        Journée de l'amour, ou heures de Cythere

      - S.n., A Gnide 1776, In-8 (12,5x20,3cm), xiv (2) 165pp. (1), relié. - Prima edizione prima stampa delle figure 4 e 8 coda-lampada dopo Taunay pittore, un'immagine creata da questo artista. Cohen "figure aggraziate". Copia di armi e parti di armi Flament Assigny - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale en premier tirage des 4 figures et de 8 culs-de-lampe d'après le peintre Taunay, seule illustration réalisée par cet artiste. Cohen parle de "gracieuses figures". Exemplaire aux armes et pièces d'armes de Jean-Claude Flamen d'Assigny, d'azur à deux lions rampants d'or. Homme politique et agronome, deux fois Président du Conseil général de la Nièvre. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Armes frappés sur les plats et pièces d'armes angulaires, et triple filet d'encadrement. Roulette sur les coupes.  Bel exemplaire. Recueil de contes et de poésies en vers et proses, de discours, l'ensemble célébrant la journée de l'amour, divisée en huit heures ; chaque heure portant un intitulé : L'imagination, L'absence, La jalousie... oeuvre de 5 auteurs qui avaient formé la société littéraire de "La table ronde" : Favart, la Comtesse de Turpin, Boufflers, Guillard et Voisenon. Ex-libris gravé aux armes de Flamen d'Assigny.  

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        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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        Il mercurio errante delle grandezze di Roma tanto antiche che moderne di Pietro Rossini antiquario. Diviso in due parti. Nelle quali si tratta de' palazzi, chiese, ville giardini, terme, acque, teatri... Con l'aggiunta delle fabriche... Edizionje decima. Parte prima (-seconda)

      Presso G. Quojani, 1776. 2 voll. in 16, pp. (4) + XLIV + 440; 526 + (2 bb.) + 18 (mancano le pp. 1/2 dell'indice) con 18 tavv. f. t. piu' volte rip. (di 19 ?) e 20 ill. n. t. inc. all'acquaf. Segni d'uso non particolarmente deturpanti, 2 tavv. con lievi danni. M. pg. coeva con segni d'uso, particolrmente ai tagli. Rara e apprezzata guida di Roma la cui prima edizione risale al 1693. Nelle edizioni successive vennero aggiunte le illustrazioni alle quali collaboro' il giovane Piranesi. Interessanti anche le notizie sui palazzi di nuova erezione. Rossetti, G - 1279. Fossati Bellani, 768. Borroni, 8066/11 che non cita le tavv.). ITA

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        Considérations filosofiques sur la franc-maçonnerie Dédié à tous les Oriens en France, par un Député de Jérusalem.

      Hambourg, De l'Imprimerie d'Arbas, au temple de la Vèrité. Et se trouve à Rome, chés Falamos, rue Fantoccini, au Cierge pascal. in 12, de (4)- 462- (2)-XII pp., demi-basane brune XIXe, dos lisse orné de fers maçonniques, bon exemplaire. Ouvrage maçonnique rare dont l'auteur est resté inconnu. Ce curieux texte est rédigé en orthographe simplifiée, l'auteur ayant décidé "de retrancher la réduplication totale des lettres oisives; d'y condâner à un banissement perpétuel la plupart des diftongues,les doubles consones qui sont redondantes ou muettes dans la prononciation (...) sans pourtant imiter en cela ceux qui, par une trop grande sévèrité, ont absolument dénaturé & défiguré l'ortografe actuelle". Ce livre dans lequel un franc-maçon sévertue à réduire les objections d'un ''filosofe'' contre la maçonnerie, se clôt par une liste curieuse de livres imaginaires. ¶ Caillet n°2558 (collation incorrecte) - Dorbon n°5611 (idem) - Fesch 416 (idem. Donne une longue analyse du contenu) - Wolfstieg n°23399 (idem.) "sehr selten" - Cat CCFR seulement 2 ex. (BNF, Lyon)

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        Le territoire de Verone dressé sur les meilleures cartes.

      Remondini, 1776. Incisione in rame, colorata, 473x550. Tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare. Copperplate, coloured, 473x550. From "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example.

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      Camp at Dorchester, near Boston, 1776. [1]p. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A letter written by Rev. Ebenezer Cleaveland from the Continental Army's encampment at Dorchester Heights, outside of Boston, requesting that General John Thomas allow his underage son to remain on the muster rolls as his "waiter." Cleaveland, a minister in Gloucester, Massachusetts, served as an army chaplain during the American Revolution. Here he writes from camp during the Siege of Boston, explaining the difficult circumstances which have led him to keep his young son with him at the army's encampment. Cleaveland had twelve children and lived on a minister's means; in this letter he notes that financial interests require him to keep his son with him whether or not he draws pay from the army, and he finds his son to be very capable around camp. He writes: "When the alarm was made in good earnest on the memorable 19th of April, my family being exposed to the ravages of the enimy, I sent them out of town all saving my 2 sons. The eldest engaged as an officer in the Army, the other but about 12 years of age chose to tarry with me and upon my engaging in the Army he came to the camp with me and has served as a waiter and his service was so well accepted in the col[onel]s. mess that the cols. judged it just to enter him on wages and had him instated in his regiment and he has passed the muster the season past. "I am urged to engage him [as] a fifer, but I know of no one waiter who will serve me every way equal to him and as my wages are small, and [I have] an expensive family and no other support, [having been] drove from my parrish and interests have at present suffered the loss of my all; and but few waiters but what would be very expensive, and I must study frugality and shall be obliged to keep him for my waiter, whether I draw provisions and wages for him or not, and tho' he is but young yet it can be made to appear that he is not the weakest nor most incapable to act the part of a souldier, but exceeds in vigor and activity some who have five years advantage of him in age. However, I pray that if its not in your province to pass him as a souldier that your honor would so far commiserate my suffering sircumstances as to solicit his Excellency General Washington in my behalf. Had I the least thought it would injure the cause I would be silent but submit to your wisdom." An intimate look into some of the issues facing those men who joined the Continental cause.

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


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        Cuthbertson's System for the Complete Interior Management and Oeconomy of a Batallion of Infantry. A new edition, with corrections.

      Bristol: printed by Rouths and Nelson. 1776 viii, 192, [16]pp tables (3 folding). 8vo. Some sl. tears without loss to edge of several tables, one folding table browned along leading edge. Full contemporary calf, raised & gilt banded spine, red morocco label; spine splashed & mottled, v. sl. crack to head of upper joint.ESTC T114996, BL only in this country; Cornell, Huntington, McMaster & Cincinnati in America. An errata slip after p.8. is noted, not present in this copy. First published in Dublin in 1768, this Bristol printing pre-dates the first London edition of 1779. Captain Bennett Cuthbertson of His Majesty's Fifth Regiment of Foot, presents the organisation of the regiment in clearly stratified social classes. The commanding officer at its centre, is urged to act as a benevolent 'parent' to the subordinate officers, men who, in turn, were expected to conduct themselves like 'obedient children'. Beyond this 'family' of commissioned officers and social peers stood the larger community of subordinates; inferiors to be suppressed by the enforcement of proper conduct. 'In the eyes of Bennett Cuthbertson, the men who provided the Army with its recruits were bumbling rustics of child-like simplicity. [His] influential book on regimental administration, believed the private soldier to be incapable of completing even the most basic task without supervision ... remarking that 'soldiers are not to be depended on in anything, let it be ever so much for their advantage'... [and] needed to be cured of the 'stubborn disposition which characterizes the peasants of most countries' and broken of their 'awkward clownish ways'. (Ref: Brumwell, S. Redcoats: the British Soldier and War in the Americas, 1755-1763.)

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        Opere di Claudio Claudiano. Tradotte, e arrichite di erudite Annotazioni. Da Niccola Beregani (.) All' Illustriss.ed. Eccellentiss.Sign. Somenico Grillo / Annotazioni da Niccola Bereganii.- *2 Bände*

      Venezia Apressio Gio. Gabbriello Ertz [Hertz], 1776 - (xx),508 und (iv),308 Seiten Tomo I und II.- Interimskartonage der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel; Band I mit herrlichem Vortitelkupfer.- Bei Band I Rücken angerissen; Vorsätze gelockert, z.T. unaufgeschnitten, Altersfleckchen/gelegentlicher Wasserrand.- Provenienz: Aus der Bibliothek des Soziologen Kurt H. Wolff (dt.-jüd.Schüler von Karl Mannheim, Emigration, später an Adorkheimers Institut für Sozialforschung; u.a. machte er die amerikanische Soziologie mit den europäischen Soziologen Emile Durkheim und Georg Simmel bekannt, durchaus nicht ohne Folgen; sein eigenes literarisches Schaffen stand unter dem Einfluß von Carl Einstein und Gottfried Benn) mit dessen Besitzeinträgen (Dr. Kurt Wolff / Roma, 1.5. 37 / Bücherkarren / Vicino a Ponte Garibaldi).- Im Italienischen Exil war Wolff 1933-1938, es folgten England und die USA.--[ Standort Wimregal . HAA-13585endr m/' Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 897

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        Des Herrn Göthe sämtliche Wercke. 3 Bände. Titel, 240 S.; Titel, 174 S. (die S. 78/79 übersprungen und 81/82 doppelt pag.); 135 S. Hübsche Kalblederbde auf 5 Bünden im Stil d. Z. mit Rückenvergoldung, zwei farb. Rückenschildern, Deckelfileten mit Eckfleurons. Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Biel, Heilmann, 1775-1776. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Sammlung von Goethes Schriften überhaupt. Sie geht noch der Himburgschen voraus, die lange als die erste galt. Mit dem höchst seltenen dritten Band, der sowohl der Sammlung Kippenberg als auch in der Speck-Collection fehlt. Die Sammlung enthält: Götz von Berlichingen; Clavigo; Werther; Stella; Götter, Helden und Wieland; Erwin und Elmire. Ein Schweizer Verleger war es, der Goethes Bedeutung erkannte und noch vor einem deutschen Verleger – wenn auch ohne Rechte – diese Ausgabe veranstaltete. Niklaus Heilmann (1739-1816) war der Sohn des Erstdruckers von Biel, Johann Christoph Heilmann. "Man muß der Heilmannschen Buchhandlung in Biel den Ruhm lassen, als erste erkannt zu haben, daß der junge Dichterruhm des Herrn Göthe von solcher Nachhaltigkeit sein werde, daß man dem Publikum daraufhin eine Sammelausgabe seiner 'Sämtlichen Wercke' darzubieten riskieren könne. Ein Schweizer Buchhändler war hier also doch noch etwas früher aufgestanden, als der gewiefte Berliner Himburg" (Otto Deneke, Die erste Sammlung von Goethes Schriften, Göttingen 1907). – Sehr selten. Seit 1950 kann ich im Handel nur acht weitere Exemplare nachweisen, davon fünf ohne den dritten Band und zwei mit weiteren Defekten. Ein komplettes Exemplar hatten wir in unserem Katalog 70 (2008) angeboten. In deutschen Bibliotheken kann ich nur drei komplette Exemplar in Berlin, Göttingen und Weimar ermitteln. – Teils etwas gebräunt. Ein kleiner Eckabriss sauber angesetzt. Die Bandbezeichnungen von 1 und 3 waren ausgeschnitten und sind sauber wieder eingefügt. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar auf festem Papier. – Goed. IV 3, 1, 1b; Hagen 1; Dorn 3398 (Ersatz für die Nr. 1 im Hauptband, dort ohne den 3. Band); Schreiber, Speck Coll., 1 (ohne Band 3, Band 1 ohne Titel); Kippenberg 324 (ohne Band 3). Nicht bei Hirzel, Meyer und Borst. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mélanges de Physique et de Médecine. A Paris, chez P. G. Cavelier, 1771. RELIÉ AVEC (à la suite) : 2). (du même). Du Pronostic dans les Maladies Aïgues. A Montpellier, chez Rigaud, Pons et Compagnie, 1776.

      - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8. 1). 1f. IX. 398pp. 1f. 2). 3ff. XIV. 235pp. 2ff. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque restaurée). 1). Edition Originale de ce recueil de textes parus séparément dans les 'Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences'. On y trouve notamment le 'Mémoire sur l'élévation et la suspension de l'eau dans l'air et sur la rosée', qui constitue la principale contribution de l'auteur à la physique. "The value of Le Roy's theory was in its radically different approach to the problem of evaporation. (.) Although the solution theory of vapors has proved untenable, Le Roy neverthless performed an invaluable service to science. By clearing away the arcane mechanisms that had been conceived by his predecessors and presenting instead a clear, testable hypothesis, he prepared the way for the important advancements in the theory of evaporation made by Lavoisier and Dalton." (D.S.B.). Parmi les autres mémoires se trouvent notamment deux textes sur la vision et l'accomodation de l'œil, illustrés d'une planche dépliante hors-texte. 2). Edition Originale. Faux-titre et titre du second ouvrage montés sur onglets. Sigature manuscrite ancienne: "ex lirbis Laugier D. med.". D.S.B., 8, 255. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Principles of the Revolution vindicated in a Sermon preached before the University of Cambridge on Wednesday May 29 1776


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        Histoire naturelle de la parole ou précis de l'origine du langage & de la grammaire universelle. Extrait du Monde primitif.

      Paris, L'auteur, Boudet, Valleyre, Ve Duchesne, Saugrain, 1776. ____ Première édition séparée, la seule contenant la belle planche dépliante gravée et imprimée en couleurs par Gautier d'Agoty, qui représente les organes de la voix. Le texte d'explication de cette planche a été rédigé par le chirurgien Dessault. Papiers des plats un peu frottés. Bel exemplaire. ***** First separate edition, the only one with a folding plate printed in colours by Gautier d'Agoty. In-8. [190 x 123 mm] Collation : frontispice, (4), 400 pp., 2 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Demi-veau, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Oeuvres complettes, publiées par M. Rigoley de Juvigny

      de l'Imprimerie de Lambert. The most complete collective edition of Alexis Piron's works, edited by Rigoley de Juvigny. Portrait of the author at the beginning of the first volume, engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin after Caffieri. As very often, the eighth volume (being the Œuvres badines) is not present. A well-margined copy. Contemporary green morocco. Spine richly gilt with dentelles and gilt fleurons, red morocco title and label volumes. Triple gilt fillet frame to covers. Gilt roulette frame to pastedowns. All edges gilt. Spines lightly and uniformly sunned, a few scratches. Occasional light spotting, but otherwise a very good copy. de l'Imprimerie de Lambert Paris 1776 in-8 (12,5x19,5 cm) (4) xv ; 379pp. (4) et (4) 573pp. (1) et (4) 544pp. et (4) 599pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 576pp. et (4) 551pp. 7 volumes reliés

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

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

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        The Original Works of William King, LL.D. Advocate of Doctors Commons; Judge of the High Court of Admiralty and Keeper of the Records in Ireland, and Vicar General to the Lord Primate. Now first collected into three volumes: with historical notes, and memoirs of the author.

      Printed for the Editor; and sold by N. Conant, successor to Mr Whiston, in Fleet-Street. 1776 xxxii, 282pp; [4], 308pp; [4], 315, [1]p, half titles, engraved vignette portrait to each titlepage, one full-page woodcut. 8vo. One v. sl. marginal tear to T1 vol. II, some offset browning on endpapers. A fine clean set bound in full contemporary sprinkled calf, smooth spines, gilt bands, red morocco title labels, dark green oval vol. labels set within gilt wreaths. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar.ESTC T149862. Born in London, the son of Ezekiel King, he was related to the family of Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon. From Westminster School, where he was a scholar under Richard Busby, at the age of eighteen he was elected to Christ Church, Oxford in 1681. There he is said to have dedicated himself completely to his studies. Reportedly after eight years he had read over 22,000 books and manuscripts. He died in 1712, but it was to be over 60 years before his collected works were published. The editor notes that 'from the scattered manner, however, in which they have been hitherto published, but few of his admirers have been able to obtain a complete copy. That inconvenience is here remedied; and some pieces are preserved, which, though they add greatly to our Author's reputation, were in danger of being lost to the world'.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, b. A. Zatta, "L'America divisa ne' suoi principali stati di nuova Projezione".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1776, 30,5 x 40,5 Tooley, Mapping of Amerika, S. 321. - Mit altkolor. Kartusche. - Zeigt Amerika mit Neuseeland.

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        'Observations... at King George's Island in the South Sea' [and] 'Variation of the Compass, as observed on the Endeavour Bark' [and] 'Transitus Venus' [from] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

      [London]: [Royal Society], 1767-, 1776. Large octavo, folding plate; modern speckled boards. An attractive collection of three articles relating to Cook and the Endeavour voyage from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1771.The collection gives an interesting insight into some of the chief scientific concerns of Cook's first voyage, with three separate notices relating to the voyage and particularly the Transit of Venus as observed from Tahiti. The first is the "Observations ... at King George's Island in the South Sea" co-written with Charles Green the astronomer. Green is an interesting figure, for many years assistant to the Astronomer Royal at Greenwich, in 1763 he sailed on the testing voyage of John Harrison's famous chronometer H4. Green later quarrelled violently with Nevil Maskleyne and joined the Navy in a huff, but their relationship was sufficiently mended for Green to be recommended for the Endeavour voyage. He died in 1771 from dysentery contracted in Batavia. The article features extracts from the Log and an interesting plate which shows diagrammatically the differing readings of Cook and Green.The second article is a more technical piece on the "Variation of the Compass, as observed on board the Endeavour Bark", a pressing concern for eighteenth-century navigation. The last essay here is a letter from Johan Maurits Mohr, who settled in Batavia in 1737 where he built a fine observatory that was visited by Cook, and who had himself observed the Transit of Venus and taken notes.The great bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes noted the first two articles from the Philosophical Transactions, but omitted the third. Good.

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        Institution des sourds et muets, par la voie des signes méthodiques ; ouvrage qui contient le projet d'une langue universelle, par l'entremise des signes naturels assujettis à une méthode.

      Paris, Nyon, 1776. ____ Edition originale. "C'est en 1776 qu'il fit paraître son ouvrage majeur l'Institution des sourds et muets, résultat de ses recherches personnelles et de la profonde conviction qui l'habitait : "L'instruction des sourds-muets, dit-il, consiste à faire entrer par les yeux, dans leur esprit, ce qui est entré dans le nôtre par les oreilles." En Français dans le Texte 168. He "began the first school for deaf mutes at Paris in 1755 and maintained it largely at his own expense. In 1791 l'Epée's school became the Institution Nationale des Sourds Muets. ... In the present work, he reports on the methods he employed to teach his pupils to understand and respond to French (even to the conjugation of verbs) by means of facial expressions and hand signs." (Heirs of Hippocrates) Garrison-Morton 3358 :"Includes a reprint of the author's Institution des sourds et muets; ou recueil des exercices. Paris 1774." Deux coins légèrement usés, mais bel exemplaire. *****. In-12. [170 x 96 mm] Collation : VIII, 228, 132, (4) pp. Basane marbrée, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Memoires pour servir a la connaissance des affaires politiques et économiques du royaume de Suède, jusqu'a la fin de la 1775me année

      S.n.. First edition, rare, of Canzler from Barbier (Dict. anonymous works). Title pages in red and black, illustrated with two vignettes. 43 tables flyers. Two figures of the orders of chivalry. The two volumes are continuous pagination. Half Calf fawn with small time corners. Back tooled raised florets 4 cold and cold nets; title and volume number struck cold. The work presents a complete military and political panorama of Sweden, mainly economic perspective, history, ... (spreading art, architecture ...) The author, as announced in preface, spent seven years in the country, taking care with the aim of its future work, attending scholars, libraries and anything that might serve his purpose. Trade, the country's finances are finely and carefully studied. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. à Londres ( & se trouve à Dresde cheez Conrad Walther) 1776 2 tomes en un Vol. Pet. in 4 (16,5x20cm) x (6) 431pp. (1) relié

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        Le parnasse royen, ou les 19 journées royennes. Recueillies par M. de Corselles et mis en ordre par M. Dumirail qui a joint l'avant-propos de chaque journée.

      Roye, 1776-1777. ____ Manuscrit des comptes rendus des dîners de cette société littéraire à Roye, en Picardie. "Au commencement de Novembre 1776, plusieurs parents et amis imaginèrent de se donner un repas chaque semaine jusqu'au Caréme. Ils firent un concordat pour régler les plats, vins et desserts qui composeraient chaque dîner." (page 1) C'est cette réunion que l'on appela : la Société des Dînants. Comme on peut s'y attendre, des vers célèbrent les plaisirs de la table : "Boire et manger sans contredit / sont deux grands plairs de la vie / lorsqu'avec un bon appêtit / on trouve la table bien servie / qui mieux que vous le fait, intrépides Dinans." (p. 265) Ce sont donc les comptes rendus de 21 dîners, avec les noms des convives (celui 24 janvier a réuni 54 personnes) et quelques fois les plats que l'on y a servi (Un pâté de perdrix est ainsi le sujet d'une pièce de vers), suivi des nombreuses pièces qui ont été lues ou chantées et de quelques lettres. " Alors que les convives arrivaient à cet instant d'un dîner, où la gaité brille dans tout son éclat, un des membres de la Société se levait, et réclamant un silence indulgent lisait un morceau de prose ou de poésie. Ce sont toutes ces productions qui, recueillies et mises en ordre, forment un volume manuscrit portant le titre de : Parnasse royen." Ce recueil est réellement fort intéressant à parcourir, la plupart des vers sont faciles et bien tournés, tous les genres de poésie sont représentés : des tragédies, des comédies exécutées par les amateurs de la Société, formaient le passe-temps agréable des soirées. Il y a des anecdotes fort curieuses, des récits pleins d'originalité dont l'intérêt, augmenté par l'actualité, devait rendre ces productions charmantes et remplies d'attraits; ce manuscrit donne une peinture exacte des mœurs de l'époque." Emile Coet, Histoire de la ville de Roye (1880). En fin de volume on trouve reproduit 3 opéra comiques de Billecocq du Miraille qui était membre de la société ou qui participait activement à ces réunions. Une affiche manuscrite est insérée : "La grande troupe des dînans donnera aujourd'hui gratis la première représentation de 'Il y en aura pour tout le monde". Opéra-comique. On commencera à 4 heures précises." Le manuscrit est de plusieurs mains, avec des corrections. La pagination passe de 220 à 225, deux feuillets ont, semble-t-il, été retirés. Emile Coet ne connaissait que deux exemplaires de ce manuscrit, l'un se trouve à la bibliothèque de Roye, l'autre est très certainement celui que nous présentons ici. *****. In-folio. Collation : (14), 276 pp., plus une centaine de feuillets non paginés. Vélin moucheté. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Journée de l'amour, ou heures de Cythere

      S.n.. First edition first printing of figures 4 and 8 tail-lamp after Taunay painter, one image created by this artist. Cohen on "graceful figures".Copy to weapons and weapons parts Flament Assigny S.n. A Gnide 1776 In-8 (12,5x20,3cm) xiv (2) 165pp. (1) relié

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        Lawyer's Day Book. 1776. London

      1776. 1776-1777 Day Book of London Attorney With Entries Concerning a Land Deal in Florida [Manuscript]. [London Attorney]. Day Book. [S.n. (but no doubt London), October 1776-November 1777. c. 200 ff., 22 ff. filled with content on rectos and versos. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary vellum, hand-lettered title and date to spine and front board. Moderate soiling, some rubbing to extremities with wear to head and tail, front hinge cracked, bookseller ticket of London dealer Richard Blamire to front pastedown. Light toning to text, content written in neat hand on red-ruled leaves. An interesting item. $1,500. * Though unsigned, this day book was clearly the work of a London attorney. Folio 11 has an interesting entry concerning a conveyance in Florida: "Took Instructions to draw conveyance of Lands in *FLORIDA* (sic) under Grant of Mr. Tompson." Florida was ceded to Britain 1763 but taken by the Spanish in 1781 and guaranteed to them 1783. (It was ceded to the U.S. in 1820.) Many of the entries concern property transactions. Others illustrate the pressures of the lawyer's life. For example, an entry of Folio 5: "Mrs Cheasley being very bad Mr Ward came & desired I would go down immediately & get Power of Attorney executed. Mr. Thompson & self went in a chaise & 4 at 10 (o'clock) at night & returned next Day at 2 (o'clock) & got Power executed'; Fol. 21: '..the whole of this day with them & at my House till 11oC at night." This lawyer worked with a variety of individuals. He notes, in Fol. 10, that he met with a Mr. Atkinson concerning "the Payment of Prize Money in his hands to distribute." In Fol. 15b we see he "Attended Mr Child (the banker) re an account, their refusal to pay a client's bill &c." A note in Fol. 20b may relate to the noted legal historian Francis Hargrave [1741-1821]: "Attd. Mr. Hargrave & took his Draft for the money." An entry on Fol. 13: "Ent'd. in Waste Book Fo 67" above an entry crossed through in this volume suggests this book was one of a series of records kept by the lawyers concerned.

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