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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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        Memoires concernant l'administration des finances

      John Adamson 1776 - First Edition. 8vo, viii, [9]|427 p. Contemporary half calf, corners worn. Kress 7204, INED 1195 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        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

      De l'Imprimerie Royale 1776 - - De l'Imprimerie Royale, A Paris 1776, In-4 (20x26cm), lxviij, 667pp. et (2) 639pp. Liij, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale, rare. 2 tableaux dépliantes qui récapitulent pur chacun des rois de France les chefs de chapelle, les confesseurs. Exemplaire aux armes de Louis XV frappées sur les plats, et au chiffre répété sur le dos, symbole qui atteste de la provenance de la bibliothèque royale à Versailles. Louis XV possédait une très vaste bibliothèque qui fut notamment agrandie lorsque les Princes furent élevés à Versailles. Dix-sept mille volumes rejoignirent la Bibliothèque nationale à la Révolution. Reliures en plein veau brun marbré d'époque glacé. Dos à nerfs orné du chiffre de Louis XV répété quatre fois avec des fleurs de lys angulaires. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Plats aux armes. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Manques en tête du tome I et II. Manque au mors inférieur en queue du tome I. Un trou le long du mors supérieur du tome I. Mors fendus en tête sur 1 cm au tome II. 3 coins émoussés. Feuillets de titres restaurés en marge avec papier ancien similaire. Feuillet 97 du tome II avec manque en marge basse (brûlure). Manques en marge basse sur les 2 derniers feuillets d'index. Quelques taches jaunes. Malgré les défauts mentionnés, bel exemplaire. Histoire chronologique de la chapelle du roi et du clergé de la cour. L'auteur étudie également la présence plus ou moins marquée de la religion chez les rois et l'histoire des faits religieux. On y trouve également l'histoire de la chapelle de musique dont les maître de chapelle étaient religieux. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. lxviij, 667pp. et (2) 639pp. Liij [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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 - 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. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, very skillfully executed in period style. The usual foxing and browning present in all copies, occasional minor spotting, else a very good, desirable copy in a handsome and correct period-style 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 varied 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. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        Observations on the nature of civil liberty,

      8vo., (6) + 128pp., wanting the half-title, early instruction in ink to binder on title-page, recent cloth-backed marbled boards with morocco label on upper cover lettered in gilt. A very good copy.Publisher: London: T. Cadell.Year: 1776Edition: First edition. Goldsmiths 11512. Kress 7243. Stammhammer II, p.258. Sabin 65452. Thomas, Stephens and Jones 19A1. Adams 76-118a.

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

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

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        Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty

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

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        Théorie des jardins.

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

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

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

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        America, New England - Tobias Lotter, 1776.

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

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        L'Art de Peter, Essai Theori-Physique et Methodique, A l'usage des Personnes constipées, des Personnages graves & austeres, des Dames mélancoliques, & de touos deux qui sont esclaves duprejugé. Suivi de l'Histoire de Pet-en-l'Air & de la Reine des Amazones, ou l'on trouve l'origine des Vuidangeurs. Nouvelle Edition. Augmentée de la Société des Frances-Péteurs, pour ceux qui désireont y être initiés.

      En Westphalie Chez Florent-Q rue Pet-en-Guele au Soufflet 1776 - Page [112] in this edition is a drop-title for La Société des Francs-péteurs, written by Pierre-Jean Le Corvaisier, which continues to page 216. First published in 1751 in Wesfphalia, with only 108 pages, and it has probably never been out of print, or reprint, since that date. Hurtaut (1719 - 1791) was allegedly the son of a horse trader, and his upwardly mobile aspirations led him to the Ecole Militaire in Paris, where he taught Latin. The Ecole opened in 1750, so he must have composed this work while he was teaching young soldiers-to-be, and they would no doubt have derived some juvenile enjoyment from the knowledge of their teacher's interests. One gentleman was said to have been so accomplished in l'Art de Peter, that he could produce the tune of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, from the designated arpeture, an achievement that smacks of art. In 1775, Hurtaut published a very useful book, Dictionnaire des mots homonymes de la langue française. One of the earliest treatises published on the subject was Hippocratis medicorum omnium principis, de Flatibus Liber, ab Adriano Alemano Sorceensi apud Parisios doctore Medico, commentariis illustratus, published in 1557.

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