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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman (6 Volumes, Mixed)

      Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, London 1776 - Six quarto volumes. Mixed set, first three volumes new editions (1782, 1787, 1787), last three volumes are first editions (1788). Handsomely rebacked and recornered. Three fold out maps (two in Volume 2, one in Volume 3). Occasional scattered foxing, one tear along corner in Volume 5 (pg. 341), else very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Piazza di Montecitorio - Veduta del Piedistallo dell'Apoteosi di Antonino Pio e di Faustina sua moglie...

      1776. "Acquaforte e bulino, 1776-79 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Rarissima veduta della piazza di Montecitorio. L'opera fa parte del non comune lavoro ""Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide di marmo..."" edita da Piranesi tra il 1774 ed il 1779. In primo piano il basamento della colonna. Magnifica tiratura coeva." "Etching with engraving, 1776-79 circa, signed at lower right. A magnific impression, printed with tone on contemporary laid paper, with margins, perfect condition. A very rare work, taken form ""Trofeo o sia Magnifica Colonna Coclide di marmo..."" published by Piranesi 1774-79. A great, early, impression." Focillon 573; Wilton Ely 713. 700 490

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        A Group of Nine Parrots

      Giuseppe Vanni Florence 1776 - Hand-coloured etching, with engraving. Original colour. Very good condition with strong, fresh colour and full margins. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 41.5cm by 49.5cm. Storia naturale degli uccelli. was one of the finest bird books issued to that date and one of the most sumptuous publications of the eighteenth century in Italy" (Christine Jackson, Dictionary of Bird Artists of the World). Fine Bird Books (1990), p.92; Nissen "Zoologische Buchillustration", IVB 588; Zimmer, p.241.

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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, Roma 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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        THE HOLY BIBLE, Containing the Old and New Testaments, with Arguments to the Different Books; and Moral and Theological Observations, Illustrating Each Chapter, and Shewing the Use and Improvement to be Made of it

      Colin MacFarquhar (printer, Old testatment) William Darling, Printer, ( New Testament), Edinburgh 1776 - Folio. No pagination, bound in contemporary blind stamped calf with early joint repairs; all edges and endpapers marbled, front blank repaired near gutter; some internal soiling, older paper repair to lower corners of the first and last several leaves; 3 leaves with lower fore-corners chipped, one affecting a few words, and one a side note. An early edition, not in Darlow and Moule and quite scarce. An interesting two page manuscript laid in, neatly written and titled "A Novel Calculation" citing the author, notes, calculations of the number of books, chapters, verses, words, letters, etc. in both the new and old testament, dated 8th December 1864.

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        Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America . . . the third edition [bound with:] Large Additions to Common Sense

      Philadelphia: R. Bell 1776 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING sheets of Common Sense, here with the third edition title page and prefatory leaf. Richard Gimbel’s definitive study identifies points in every gathering distinguishing the three editions that Bell printed in early 1776. This copy of Common Sense contains all of the points of the first printing, save the two-leaf gathering [A]2 (title and preface). Bound in at the end is Paine’s Large Additions to Common Sense, which Bell pirated from a competitor and offered separately for one shilling to buyers of Common Sense. “Paine’s Common Sense, published anonymously in January 1776, was the first vigorous attack on King George and the first public appeal for an American Republic. It is not too much to say that the Declaration of Independence of July 7, 1776, was due more to Paine’s Common Sense than to any other single piece of writing” (Streeter). Born in England in 1737, Paine moved to London in 1774 where he met Benjamin Franklin, who encouraged him to emigrate to America. Franklin provided Paine with letters of introduction to his son William Franklin, royal governor of New Jersey, and his son-in-law Richard Bache, an influential merchant in Philadelphia. Paine arrived in America in November 1774, an unemployed 37-year old immigrant. Through Franklin’s influence, the brilliant but unpolished Paine gained access to many leading American intellectuals and soon became editor of the Pennsylvania Magazine. Within one year of his arrival, Paine was working on early drafts of Common Sense, which was published on January 10, 1776. The pamphlet, which immediately became the most talked-about publication in America, made Paine a the leading voice of revolution. Common Sense is brilliant in its simplicity and contains many of the most memorable phrases of the revolutionary period. Paine wrote, “in America the law is King. For as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other. A government of our own is our natural right it is infinitely wiser and safer, to form a constitution of our own in a cool deliberate manner, while we have it in our power, than to trust such an interesting event to time and chance.” It was “the most brilliant pamphlet written during the American Revolution, and one of the most brilliant pamphlets ever written in the English language” (Bernard Bailyn). “The immediate success and impact of Common Sense was nothing short of astonishing. Common Sense went through twenty-five editions and reached literally hundreds of thousands of readers in the single year 1776 The pamphlet’s astonishing impact stemmed from the fact that it appeared at precisely the moment when Americans were ready to accept Paine’s destruction of arguments favoring conciliation and his appeal to latent republicanism, to the material interests of the colonists and to the widespread hopes for the future of the New World. By doing all this in a new style of writing and a new political language, Paine ‘broke the ice that was slowly congealing the revolutionary movement’” (Foner, Tom Paine and Revolutionary America). Together with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and The Federalist, Common Sense is one of the fundamental documents of the birth of our nation. The most recent census of Common Sense locates seventeen complete first editions. Only two of these remain in private hands, and neither is likely to appear for sale. The present volume, containing the first edition sheets, is the most desirable available copy of Common Sense, perhaps the most influential book in American history. Gimbel, Thomas Paine. A Bibliographical Checklist of Common Sense (New Haven, 1956). Two volumes in one. Disbound, original stabholes visible. Some staining, foxing and wear, old inscription on verso of title. Half morocco case. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage Littéraire de la Grèce, ou Lettres sur les Grecs, Anciens et Modernes, avec un parallele de leurs moeurs. Nouvelle Edition revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée. On y a joint un Voyage de Sophie à Constantinople, ... (2 Volumes)

      Paris: Chez la Veuve Duchesne, Libraire, rue S. Jacques, au Temple du Goût., 1776 [English description available upon request). // Tome I: (2p) - (iv) - 540 pages - 6 planches (dont 3 dépliantes); Tome II: (2ff) - 558 pages - (2p Table & approbation) - 1 planche dépliante (mesurant environ 86 cm). Reliure plein cuir d'époque, usée sur les coins et au dos, petits accrocs au haut et bas du dos. Tranches et pages de gardes marbrées. Légères rousseurs à l'intérieur, autrement les pages intérieures et les planches sont en bonne condition, propres et solides. Très rare édition de 1776. Photos disponible sur demande. 1,4kg

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        An Abstract of All the Claims on the New Forest, in the County of Southampton, Entered at the Lord Chief Justice in Eyre's Court, Adjourned from the Swainmote Court, Held at Lyndhurst, the 27th of June, in the 22nd Year of King Charles the Second and Held at Winton, the 29th Day of September, 1670.

      Salisbury: Benj. Cha. Collins and J. Johnson 1776. 202, (10) pp. Modern full sprinkled calf. Five raised bands to spine. Red morocco title label. New endpapers. Uncommon. Clean internally with binding in Fine condition. 21 cm. tall . Near Fine. Full Calf. 1776. 8vo..

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        Mappe-Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre.

      1776 - Paris: 1762. Coloured, 310 x 460mm. A decorative map of the World, with a large rococo title cartouche. The map is pre-cook. Includes the Muller Peninsula in Alaska, an enlarged Australia, and the Sea of the West in North America.

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        Catalogus Bibliothecae : Templi Cathedralis Strengnesensis

      Hardcover.. Publisher: Arvidi Collin | 1776 | Hardcover. | 63 p. | | Some wear, typical antiquarian condition. --- Information regarding the book: Förteckning över Strängnäs domkyrkas bibliotek, frÃ¥n Ã¥r 1776, dÃ¥ biblioteket funnits till i 153 Ã¥r. Mycket ovanlig.

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        Italienische Landschaft mit 2 Figuren unter großen Bäumen in hügeliger Umgebung. Kreidezeichnung und Aquarell. Monogrammsignatur unten links "H.R. 76".

      (1776). 1776 - Format: 37 x 23,5 cm. *Der französische Künstler Hubert Robert gilt als bedeutendster Maler von Ruinenlandschaften und als einer der kreativsten und phantasievollsten Köpfe aus dem Umkreis des französischen Klassizismus. - Ränder etwas gebräunt, rückseitig mit Kleberesten von alter Montierung. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Day Before Independence, Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull Orders Troops to New York to Help George Washington

      Lebanon, CT 1776 - Manuscript Document Signed as Governor, to Thomas Seymour. Lebanon, Conn., July 3, 1776. 2 pp., folio. On the eve of Independence, Connecticut Colonial Jonathan Trumbull orders Lt. Col. Thomas Seymour to New York to assist Commander in Chief George Washington. Seymour is ordered to march his three regiments of light horse to New York. In a postscript, Trumbull orders him to send the equipped parts of units without waiting for others to be furnished. TranscriptConnecticut'sJonathan Trumbull Esqr Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over the Colony of Connecticut, to Thomas Seymour Esqr Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiments of Light Horse in this Colony-Greeting- The pressing demands from General Washington for a speedy reinforcement of the Army at New York on which the preservation of the Country (under God) seems at present so much to depend, require our utmost Exertions on this Occasion, and as the Reinforcements raising by this Colony on the requisition of Congress and by order of the General Assembly (it is feared) will not be compleated & forwarded so as to arrive at New York by the Time they may be wanted-It is therefore thought Necessary to order the three Regiments of light Horse west of Connecticut River to march forward to New York to be under the Direction of the Commander in Chief of the Army there. I do thereupon, by and with the Advice of the Committee of Safety present order and direct that the three Regiments of light Horse in this Colony west of Connecticut River immediately and without delay to march forward, well equipped & furnished for and to New York under your Command (The Chief Officer or Colonel being ordered on a different Department) & that of the several Majors in their proper Rank, and when arrived at New York to be under the Command and Direction of his Excellency General Washington as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army there, which Troops are to be considered as part of the Militia requested of this Colony for New York depart & then there to remain & be subjected to Duty and Service untill they be relieved by the Completion of the Forces requested of this Colony for New York, which will be done as speedily as possible, when said Regiments of Horse will be relieved & return Home, unless the necessity of Case and the Situation of the continental Army there shall be such as to require their being longer detained and the General shall desire and request the same. You will have Orders to receive out of the Colony Treasury the Sum of £one thousand pounds to be distributed in Order to defray the Expense of their march and the Several officers & privates will receive Receive such pay and Allowance as shall be ordered by the Continental Congress, or shall be set & reasonable by the General Assembly of this Colony. It is expected that you forthwith send your Orders to the Majors of the several Regiments aforesaid immediately to forward the Troops under their Command according to the above Orders. Given under my Hand in Lebanon the third day of July--A.Dom: 1776 [signed] Joh:thn TrumbullPS: "If it is impracticable to have the whole of each Troop properly equipped you will forward such part as are furnished, as the Urgency of the Case will admit of no delay."Historical BackgroundGeneral George Washington had fortified Dorchester Heights with cannon confiscated from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and delivered to Boston by Henry Knox. The British, recognizing their untenable position literally under the guns, evacuated Boston on March 17, 1776, without the Americans having to fire a shot. After the evacuation, the Americans anticipated a British landing and assault on New York City. General Washington immediately took his army there. He needed every soldier he could muster, to be supplemented by neighboring states, to fortify the miles of shoreline surrounding New York Harbor.Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull responded to the call by creating t. (See website for full description)

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        Partially printed bond and appointment of Samuel Peck of Milford, appointing him paymaster to his company and instructing him to join the Continental Army in New York

      Np [Connecticut], 1776. Accomplished in manuscript, signed by Samuel Peck and Aaron Bull with their paper-covered seals, and countersigned by T. Seymour and Edward Seymour, docketed on verso. Folio (14 x 8-1/2 inches). Creased from prior folding. Accomplished in manuscript, signed by Samuel Peck and Aaron Bull with their paper-covered seals, and countersigned by T. Seymour and Edward Seymour, docketed on verso. Folio (14 x 8-1/2 inches). Samuel Peck of Milford is appointed paymaster to his Company of the Continenal Army. He and Arron Bull of Hartford are beholden to the Governor and Company of the English Colony of Connecticut for 3,000 pounds in the event that Peck does not "faithfully and justly dispose of all the Monies he shall receive out of the public Treasury." Peck (1716-1801) was in the Fifth Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade, under Col. William Douglas, raised to reinforce Washington's army in New York.

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        Apéndice a la educación popular. Parte cuarta que contiene los ocho discursos de Francisco Martínez de Mata, con uno de nuevo sobre el comercio nacional, en que presentan las observaciones, que parecen adaptables al estado presente.

      1776. Madrid, 1776. Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha. 306 pp. 16x11 cm. Pasta española. Cortes decorados. Roces en cubiertas. Lomera deslucida. Sellos. Información y fotos en nuestro blog.

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      1776. CHEZ MARS-MICHEL. 1776. In-8.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 256 pages. Témoins conservés. Couverture muette.

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        Praxis Geometriae, worinnen nicht nur alle bey dem Feld-Messen vorkommende Fälle, mit Stäben, dem Astrolabio, der Boussole, und der Mensul . deutlich erörtert . Achte Edition / Zugabe zur Praxi Geometriae, worinn noch verschiedene zur ausübenden Geometria nützliche Stücke, dabey auch zweyerley Arten Architectonische Schnecken . und endlich eine Zusammensetzung einer guten Wasser-Waage, wie auch derselben Gebrauch mitgetheilet wird. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Augsburg, Michael Probst, 1776. - Fol. Mit gest. Front., gest. Titelvignette und 39 gef. Kupfertafeln. 5 Bll., 97 SS.; 55 SS. Marmor. Ldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rtitel und reicher Rvg. sowie mit Rotschnitt (Kanten und Deckel etw. beschabt). Vgl. Houzeau-L. I, 11614.- Komplettes Exemplar von Penthers systematisch aufgebautem Lehrwerk der Geometrie. Erstmals 1732 erschienen wurde es schnell zum massgebenden Buch für die weitergehenden Kenntnisse der Geodäten, Architekten, Ingenieure und Kartographen.- Penther (1693-1749) bekleidete nach seiner Ausbildung die Stelle eines Geheimen Kriegsrats in Brandenburg-Preußen. Ab 1728 war Penther viele Jahre seines Lebens in den Diensten der Grafen zu Stolberg tätig. Zwischen 1720 und 1727 wirkte er auf Schloss Stolberg als Lehrer und Gouverneur der Grafensöhne sowie als Bergsekretär. Von 1727 bis 1729 begleitete er Graf Gottlob Friedrich zu Stolberg als kaiserlichen Hauptmann nach Ungarn und Schlesien. 1730 wurde er in Stolberg zum Kammer- und Bergrat ernannt. Das von Penther selbst entworfene Frontispiz zeigt den thronenden Kaiser Justinian I., der sich durch Zitate aus seinem Codex Iustinianus als Förderer der Geometrie ausweist. Die Titelvignette zur "Zugabe" mit einer Gesamtansicht von Göttingen.- Nur vereinzelt gering braunfleckig, im Ganzen ein wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. A - NEUEINGÄNGE Jänner 2017 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descriptions des arts et metiers. Tome IV

      Imprimerie de la La Société Typographique, 1776. Faites ou approuvées par Messieurs de L'Academie Royale des Sciences de Paris: avec figures en taille-douce. Nouvelle Edition. Publiée avec observations, & augmentée de tout ce qui a été ecrit de mieux fur ces matieres, en Allemagne, en Angleterre, en Suisse, en Italie. Tome IV contenant: l'art du Tuilier et du Briquetier, l'art de tirer des carrières l'Ardoise, l'art du Couvreu, l'art du Chaufournier , l'art de faire le Papier, l'art du Cartonnier, l'art du Cartier. Con numerose incisioni su tavole f.t. 8vo. pp. 658 + tavole. Molto Buono (Very Good). Abrasioni e fori di tarlo alla copertina. Pagine interne e tavole in ottimo stato (Abrasions and little holes at covers). .

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        Abvlfedae Descriptio Aegypti, Arabice Et Latine. Ex Codice Parisiensi Edidit, Latine Vertit, Notas Adiecit, Ioannes David Michaelis, Stellae Polaris Eqves, Regis M. Britanniae Consiliarivs Avlicvs, Et Professor Philosophiae Goettingensis.

      Goettingae : Dieterich, 1776. 28, 134, 36 p. Half leather. Good. Worn cover. Title and front paper with replaced part at bottom (ca. 4 cm). Notes on title and front paper. Otherwise clean pages, very slightly foxed paper. With Arab and Latin Text. Versand D: 2,20 EUR Abulfedae Ismail Abu\'l-Feda

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        Elle intercède en faveur du Cardinal [de Rohan ] auprès de MARIE ANTOINETTE, et demande à celui-ci de dire "mille choses à Madame de PUIMONBRUN et au Chevalier de BERNIS, et de parler en sa faveur auprès du Prince et de la Princesse de Palestrina".

      - Lettre autographe signée L. m. a. de BOURBON, datée Paris ce 15 août 1776, au [Cardinal de BERNIS ]. 4 pages in-8°. 1 page manuscrite d'une écriture bien serrée et 3 lignes au verso. Papier au filigrane Vanderlly avec blason couronné. Elle évoque la mort du Prince de Conti (Louis François Joseph, 1717 - 1776). Il fut l'avant dernier des Conti.Le Cardinal de BERNIS ( Saint Marcel d'Ardèche, 1715 - Rome 1794) était Chargé d'affaires auprès du Saint Siège de 1774 à 1791. La demande qu'il a faite à Marie Antoinette par l'entremise de L. m. a. de Bourbon n'est-elle pas de faire nommer Rohan (Evêque de Strasbourg et ancien ambassdeur à Vienne qui a reçu et complimenté Marie Antoinette lors de son arrivée en France), Grand aumônier de France ? LOUISE MARIE ADELAÏDE dite "Mademoiselle d'Ivry", puis " Mademoiselle de Penthièvre " est la fille de Jean Duc de Penthièvre. La mort de son frère ainé en 1768, en fit le plus riche parti du royaume, héritière de la fortune de son grand père, le Comte de Toulouse, bâtard légitimé de LOUIS XIV. Elle était mariée (1769 jusqu'en 1792) à Louis Philippe Joseph (Philippe Egalité). L'ainé des enfants, LOUIS PHILIPPE, devint ROI des français en 1830. Autographes [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Dictionnaire des Artistes, ou Notice historique et raisonnée des Architectes, Peintres, Graveurs, Sculpteurs, Musiciens, Acteurs & Danseurs; Imprimeurs, Horlogers & Méchaniciens

      - Chez Vincent, A Paris 1776, pet. in 8 (11x17cm), xij, 771pp. et (2) 795pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione originale. Leganti pieno screziato periodo di pelle di pecora marrone. Indietro con i nervi decorati. come mostre in pelle rossa e montone nero numero del volume di pezzi. Carenza capi di 2 volumi. La mancanza del terzo nervo Volume I. Un angolo smussato. Indietro, numero del volume di pezzi, punte e bordi, angoli strofinato. Buona copia. Eccellente dizionario elenca gli artisti e artigiani di tutti i tempi e le loro opere, una delle prime nel genere. Le istruzioni sono forniti e chiaro, diverse pagine alle più grandi artisti; si troverà ulteriori orologiai e musicisti, cantanti e attori. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et pièces de tomaison de basane noire. Manques en têtes des 2 tomes. Manque sur le troisième nerf du tome I. Un coin émoussé. Dos, pièces de tomaison, mors et bordures, coins frottés.  Assez bon exemplaire. Excellent dictionnaire recensant les artistes et artisans de tous les temps ainsi que leurs oeuvres, un des premiers dans le genre. Les notices sont fournies et claires, de plusieurs pages pour les plus grands artistes ; on y trouvera en outre les horlogers et les musiciens, les chanteurs et les acteurs. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Versuch über die musikalische Temperatur, nebst einem Anhang über den Rameau- und Kirnbergerschen Grundbaß und vier Tabellen.

      Breslau, Verlag Johann Friedrich Korn 1776; EA; ca 21x13 cm; XIV (2), 319 (1) Seiten mit 4 gest. Falttafel; einfacher Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband etwas bestoßen und an den Kanten leicht beschabt, vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt [leer] fehlt, Seiten vereinzelt meist am Blattrand gering stockfleckig, leichter Feuchtigkeitsrand in der zweiten Buchhälfte rechts oben; sonst guter Zustand)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Musik

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        La Fille naturelle.

      1776 - Rare contrefaçon de l'un des premiers ouvrages de Restif, qu'il considérait lui-même comme « la plus attendrissante de toutes ses [mes] productions ». A La Haye et se trouve à Lausanne, chez Franç. Grasset, 1776. 2 parties reliées en 1 volume in-12 de : I/ (1) f., viii pp., 155 pp., (3) pp., (1) ; II/ (2) ff., 181 pp., (3) pp. Conservé dans son cartonnage muet d'attente, dos lisse avec le titre manuscrit à l'encre, non rogné. Reliure de l'époque 166 x 117 mm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brillenlose Reflexionen über das jetzige Heilwesen, nebst Beleuchtung der dem Kaiser Franz, dem Erzherzog Victor Anton und dem Prinzen August von Portugall zu Theil gewordenen Behandlung.

      VIII, 92 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Hirscgh-H. III, 619 Tischner, Geschichte der Homöopathie 167. - Krüger-Hansen (1776-1850) kämpfte hauptsächlich gegen den von ihm verhassten Aderlass und wandte sich so der Homöopathie zu. - Gering berieben. Titel verso mit verblasstem Stempel. Tls. wenig braunfleckig.

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        The Works.

      London: J. Dodsley,, 1776. Formerly printed separately: and now first collected together, with some other pieces never before printed. Published by George Edward Ayscough, Esq., The third edition: to which is added a general index. 3 volumes, octavo (205 × 125 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco labels, spines gilt ruled either side of raised bands, yellow edges. Portrait frontispiece by Josiah Collyer after Benjamin West. 20th century bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, an avid collector of naval history and eighteenth-century literature in contemporary bindings, of which this is an excellent example. Bindings a little rubbed , scattered foxing but a very good set. An attractive set in unassuming contemporary calf, with an engrossing provenance: from the library of the Scottish slave-trader, merchant and diplomat Richard Oswald (1705?-1784), with the simple booklabels of Auchincruive House (his Adam-designed mansion in south Ayrshire) and ownership inscriptions (first page of the opening chapter in each volume) of his grand nephew, Richard Alexander Oswald (1771-1841), Liberal MP for Ayrshire and author of pamphlets opposing the Corn Laws. Richard Oswald was a major figure in the slave-trade of Georgian Britain and the distinguished historian Adam Hochschild gives a compelling summary of his significance: "Oswald had learned the import-export business in several corners of the empire: Glasgow, Virginia, and Jamaica. In 1746, he settled in London, where, from a modest brick home and office at 17 Philpot Lane, he rapidly built up an international trade in slaves and in a wide range of goods, from horses to wigs. He sold tar and turpentine to the Royal Navy, and wagons, hay, and more than five million loaves of bread to the army. Before long he came to own shares in ships and in slave plantations in South Carolina, Jamaica, and Florida. Oswald's ships could then carry slaves from his depot-fortress at Bance Island [Sierra Leone] to his plantations in the Americas, and return to England loaded with their sugar or tobacco. Although his business ranged as far as India, its core was the triangle trade. With lucrative investments in each corner of the triangle and in the ships that sailed among them, he amassed a fortune of some £500,000, roughly equal to $68 million today... His contemporaries saw him as a wise, thoughtful man who embodied the Scottish virtues of frugality, sobriety, and hard work, and who spent all his spare time reading, often far into the night. He supervised the construction of a home library with sliding glass panels that contained more than two thousand books of theology, philosophy, literature, and history... Among those who shared conversation at his London dinner table, or could hunt pheasants while visiting his 100,000 acre estate in Auchincruive, Scotland, were Benjamin Franklin and the writers Laurence Sterne and James Boswell. Oswald played a major role in Scottish road building, gave to charity, and... would represent his country on a crucial diplomatic mission [as an American Revolution treaty negotiator]. Although Bance Island was a cornerstone of his fortune, one way in which he was typical of the Britons who reaped the greatest profits from the Atlantic slave economy was that he never set foot in Africa" (Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves, 2005, p. 27). Third and best octavo edition (with the index), first published in 1774 and gathering various political pieces, Lyttelton's "Letters from a Persian in England to his friend in Ispahan", his very popular Dialogues of the Dead - co-written with the bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu - a smattering of poems and a collection of letters to his father Sir Thomas Lyttelton. The Auchincruive library was broken up in 1922 (Sotheby's 1 May) and Seymour de Ricci notes that it included some "very fine eighteenth-century French books, in old morocco bindings" (English Collectors of Book & Manuscripts, 1930, p. 190), reflecting the exceptional quality of the library as a whole.

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        A New Version of the Psalms of David fitted to the Tunes used in Churches

      London: Printed by Richard Hett, for the Company of Stationers, 1776. Very good antiquarian condition. 8vo. (203 x 123 mm). 236, [4] pp. Collation: A-P8, COMPLETE. Contemporary Liverpool binding of full red morocco elaborately gilt; wide gilt border of urns and flowers surrounding a black inlay gilt with the name of the first owner: "William Pole Esqr. / Mayor 1778." Marbled pastedowns and endpapers, a.e.g. Trifle wear to binding extremities. Preserved in a dark brown cloth protective case. AN ELEGANT LIVERPOOL BINDING. While the workshop is still-unnamed, ten examples are known to us, including two bindings that were bound for two different Liverpool Lord Mayors. 1. Psalms (London, 1778) -- bound for Robert Landor, Church Warden of St. Paul's Church, Liverpool dated 1782 (Private Collection) 2. Bible (Oxford, 1772 -- two volumes) -- bound for presentation to Liverpool Mayor John Brown dated 1772 (Lathrop Harper Cat. 239 item 101 --> Christie's London 25 June 1997, lot 154) 3. Bible (Cambridge, 1768) -- Earls of Derby, Knowsley Hall Library (Lancashire, near Liverpool) --> Sale, Christie's London 1954 --> now Liverpool University Library (Knowsley 705) 4. Bible (Oxford, 1772 -- two volumes, as above) -- Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum (PML 12936) 5. Book of Common Prayer (Cambridge 1770) -- Maggs Cat. 966, item 154 6. Book of Common Prayer (Oxford 1770) bound for presentation to George III -- Maggs Cat. 893, item 111 7. Bible (London, 1767) bound for "M*B" (i.e. Maria Barclay, presented to her in NYC by her son-in-law Col. Stephen Delancy) 8. Book of Common Prayer (Oxford 1773) bound for Liverpool attorneys Richard Gerard and James Clemens "Gent. Bailiffs, 1773" (formerly Alice Welsh Skilling and Raymond Skilling Collection, Chicago, Illinois, sold Leslie Hindman auction, 6 Nov 2013, Lot 216) 9. John Morrison, The Advantages of an Alliance with the Great Mogul (London, 1774), British Library (280e18) 10. The present binding, executed in 1778 for William Pole, Esq. Mayor (of Liverpool from 1778-1779) dated 1778. Pole was Collector of Stamp Duties and Agent of the Sun Fire Office (a long biographical note appears in pencil on first blank leaf) -- subsequently in the library of noted Liverpool bibliophile and philanthropist Rev. S[amuel] A[shton] Thompson Yates (1843-1903), with his armorial bookplate. The names of early Liverpool bookbinders are few, but we have located two of them in Gore's 1766 "Liverpool Directory," namely Peter Wright (on Bixteth Street) and Richard Wright (on George Street). The work of the present binder was not within the scope of Ramsden's "Bookbinders of the United Kingdom (Outside London) 1780-1840. It would appear that the Wrights continued working in Liverpool for some time. According to Ramsden, the name Richard Wright appears in the 1777 and 1781 directories, and Peter Wright in the 1790 directory. In the 1793 records of burials at Our Lady and St Nicholas, Liverpool, a certain William Wright is listed as a bookbinder on Sweeting Street. This edition of the Psalms is scarce: ESTC (T206585) lists only 5 copies worldwide, none in America.

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        Les Principales Aventures de l'Admirable Don Quichotte

      Liege: J.F. Bassompierre, 1776. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition. Charles Coypel; Bernard Picart, et al. Original plain boards, worn at edges, neatly rebacked in period style, old signatures to title from the de Bellefoids, endpapers a little soiled. Light browning to deckle edges, scattered minor foxing and creasing, opened poorly in a few spots - a lovely unsophisticated copy with very wide margins. 31 engraved plates, fine historiated initials; 15 1/4 9 3/4 (folio size, but actually a very large quarto) In a custom brown cloth clamshell box. 356pp. Palau II 170, Brunet I 1752 Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: Charles Coypel; Bernard Picart, et al. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046299.

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        Lebensbeschreibung der hochseligen Königin Luise von Preussen. Erfurt, F. Stückel für Hennings in Gotha 1826. 4°. 2 Bll., 32 S., mit Kupferst.-Porträt, Goldschn., Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. Deckelverg.

      - Nur wenige Exemplare über KVK nacheisbar.- Mit gestochenem Porträt der Königin Luise von Preußen (1776-1810) v. Moritz Steinla (1791-1858) nach dem Ölgemälde von Josef Maria Grassi aus dem Jahr 1802.- Nur gering braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. bestoßen.- Aus der Bibliothek von Prinz (Friedrich?) Karl von Preussen mit dessen gekröntem Besitzstempel am Titel !

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        Les Principales Aventures de l'Admirable Don Quichotte

      Liege: J.F. Bassompierre, 1776. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition. Charles Coypel; Bernard Picart, et al. Original plain boards, worn at edges, neatly rebacked in period style, old signatures to title from the de Bellefoids, endpapers a little soiled. Light browning to deckle edges, scattered minor foxing and creasing, opened poorly in a few spots - a lovely unsophisticated copy with very wide margins. 31 engraved plates, fine historiated initials; 15 1/4 9 3/4 (folio size, but actually a very large quarto) In a custom brown cloth clamshell box. 356pp. Palau II 170, Brunet I 1752 Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: Charles Coypel; Bernard Picart, et al. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 046299.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 22. IV. 1776.

      1776. 3 SS. 4to. An einen schriftstellernden Freiherrn: "Das Geschenk Ihrer Freundschaft, hochgeehrtester Herr Baron, und die Erstlinge Ihrer satirischen Muse nehme ich mit dem freundschaftlichsten Herzen an, und bedaure nichts mehr, als daß ich, bey Dero Anwesenheit in Berlin, nicht das Vergnügen Ihres Umgangs genossen habe. Ich bin Ihrem damahligen Begleiter, der mich oft besuchte, deswegen noch einen Verweis schuldig. Da Sie in Ihrem Gedichte so viel vortreffliche und meisterhafte Züge angebracht haben, so würde mir es sehr leid seyn, wenn die künftigen Geschäffte Ihres Lebens sie verhindern sollten, noch ferner um den Preis der Dichtkunst zu kämpfen. Ist dieses aber Ihr Schicksal, so weiß ich noch ein Mittel, wie Sie sich mit den Musen beschäfftigen können, ohne den Zusammenhang Ihrer künftigen Amtsgeschäffte merklich zu unterbrechen. Uebersetzen Sie uns alsdann einen Griechen oder Römer. Einer unserer Berliner Buchhändler hat bey seinem vorigen Meßcatalogus einen Anhang von allen den Griechen u. Römern, die wir bereits, gut oder schlecht, seit vierzig Jahren besitzen. Hieraus werden Sie sehen, was uns noch fehlt. Des Apulejus milesisches Mährchen würde Ihnen ein leichtes Spielwerk seyn. Die Geschichte der Psyche (die das 3te bis 5te Buch ausmacht) finde ich in einer Wochenschrift, nehmlich in dem 2ten Theil des Zeitvertreibes für das schöne Geschlecht unter dem Titel Die belohnte Schönheit übersetzt. Vielleicht ist dieses nur eine Uebersetzung aus einer Uebersetzung. Wenn Sie sich lieber einen schweren Autor wählen wollen, wobey Sie Ihren schönen poetischen Ausdruck zeigen können: so ist es desto besser; und ich werde mich unendlich freuen, wenn ich durch meine Ermunterung Gelegenheit gegeben habe, daß Deutschland einen Alten mehr in seiner Sprache lesen kann. - Sie verlangen eine Handschrift von einer kleinen Ode, mein liebster Herr Baron? Hier haben Sie meine neusten alle, so wie ich sie zu einem zweyten Theil bestimmt hatte, ehe ich den Einfall bekam, sie unter die alten mit unter zu streuen. Fahren Sie fort mich zu lieben, und seyn Sie von meiner Gegenliebe und Hochachtung versichert [...]". - Einige Randeinrisse und etwas fleckig.

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        Kurze Nachricht von dem Gerechten Urtheile wider einige Massowische Einwohner,

      Stettin, Effenbart, ca. 1776. - wegen verübten Strassen-Raubes und Mordes, welches den 17ten November d. J. 775 zu Alten-Stettin vollstrecket worden, zum Besten der Armen der Presse überlassen. 16 Seiten, Halblederband des 19. Jahrhunderts mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, 20,5 x 17 cm, Innen etwas gebräunt. Interessanter Fall von Strassenraub an angeblichen „russischen Marketendern" im Jahre 1761 durch Einwohner des Ortes Massow in Pommern der erst durch Zufall 1771 bekannt wurde. Mehrere Einwohner wurden 1775 teils zum Tode durch das Rad, teils zu Haftstrafen verurteilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANECDOTES DES BEAUX-ARTS Contenant tout ce que la Peinture, la Sculpture, la Gravure, l'Architecture, la Musique, la Littérature, &c. & la vie des Artistes, offrent de plus curieux & de plus piquant, chez tous les Peuples du monde, depuis l'origine de ces différens Arts, jusqu'à nos jours.

      Chez Bastien, Paris 1776 - XVI-653-(3) et (4)-716-(2) pp Rare édition originale de cet ouvrage paru anonymement mais attribué à Pierre Jean Baptiste Nougaret (1742-1823) et Nicolas Théodore Leprince (1750-1818). Le tome I est uniquement consacré à la peinture de tous les temps et de tous les pays. Le tome II est divisé en deux parties, la première (348 pp.) contient de très nombreuses et courtes notices sur les peintres hollandais, allemands, français, espagnols, portugais et anglais. La seconde partie est consacrée à la sculpture de tous les temps et de tous les pays. Ouvrage bien complet en deux volumes, mais contrairement à ce qui est indiqué au tire, la gravure, l'architecture, la littérature et la musique ne sont pas traitées. Quérard, Supercheries, III, 1066. Livres Reliures usagées, dos noircis, coiffes usées, coins émoussés, manques de cuir aux dos, mors fendus (mais plats non détachés), pièces de titre manquantes, bon état intérieur. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau marbré, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Représentation du feu terrible à Nouvelle York, la nuit du 19 septembre 1776 .

      XVIIIè - ESTAMPES Eau-forte rehaiussée. Importante vue d'optique. Réparation d'un angle .Rare témoignage de cet incendie qui ravagea la ville de New-York au tout début de la guerre d'indépendance. On peut voir de nombreuses maisons en flammes ainsi qu'une église (la Sainte-Trinité), des scènes de pillages et de tueries. Cadre en bois naturel. Il existe une copie inversée par Haberman, éditée à Augsburg vers 1718.

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        Ueber altdeutsche Architektur und deren Ursprung.

      86 S., 18 Tafeln 4, Hardcover Äußerst seltenes Hauptwerk des Architekten und Architekturzeichners Johann Conrad Costenoble (1776-1840) in altersgemäß GUTEM Zustand! Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel und Signatur. Großformatiger Bibliothekseinband des 19. Jh., berieben und beschabt. Kanten bestoßen. Bindung fest. Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt und leicht braunfleckig. Durchgängige Wasserflecken an Oberkante. Text und Abbildungen sauber, Kupfertafeln vollständig. Weitere Fotografien übersenden wir gerne auf Anfrage. atx

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      - Neuchatel 1776. Imprimerie de la Societe Typographique. Pasta española lomo con nervios y dorados algo rozado. Faites ou approuvées par Messieurs de L'Academie Royale des Sciences de Paris: avec figures en taille-douce. Publiée avec observations, e augmentée de tout ce qui a été ecrit de mieux fur ces matieres, en Allemagne, en Angleterre, en Suisse, en Italie. Tome IV contenant: l'art du Tuilier et du Briquetier, l'art de tirer des carrières l'Ardoise, l'art du Couvreu, l'art du Chaufournier , l'art de faire le Papier, l'art du Cartonnier, l'art du Cartier. -658 pp. 26x20. Libro en Español / Book in Spanish

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. 3 Bände (komplett). With a life of the author.

      22,5 cm. lxxi, 360 vi, 512 vi, 448 S., Index. Ohldr. Kanten bestossen und beschabt. Rückengelenke etw. angeplatzt. Vorsätze schwach stockfleckig. Sehr vereinzelt etw. stock- bzw. braunfleckig und mit angerandetem Schnitt. Sonst keine Mängel. Die erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden ökonomischen Werkes, an dem Smith zehn Jahre lang schrieb, erschien 1776 in zwei Bänden. - In einem Aufsatz in dem Buch "Printing and the Mind of Man" (1967 deutscher Titel: Bücher die die Welt verändern, 1968 bei Prestel) heißt es dazu: "Die Geschichte der Nationalökonomie bis zum Ende des 19.Jahrhunderts besteht aus zwei Abschnitten: der merkantilistischen Phase, die weniger auf einer Doktrin beruht als auf einem System der Praxis, das sich aus den sozialen Verhältnissen ergab, und der zweiten Phase, welche die Lehre sich entwickeln sah, daß der Einzelmensch das Recht habe, in der Ausübung seiner wirtschaftlichen Tätigkeit nicht behindert zu werden. Man kann zwar nicht sagen, Smith habe diese Lehre erfunden - die Physiokraten hatten bereits darauf hingewiesen und Turgot im besonderen hatte eine durchgearbeitete Studie des gesellschaftlichen Wohlstandes entworfen -, doch ist sein Werk die erste wirkliche Ausführung dieser Theorie. Er beginnt mit dem Gedanken, daß die Arbeit die Quelle ist, aus der das Volk das bezieht, was es braucht. Die Verbesserung der Arbeitsteilung ist das Maß der Produktivität, und in ihr wurzelt der Hang des Menschen zum Tauschhandel: 'Arbeit ist das wirkliche Maß des Tauschwerts aller Waren ... sie ist ihr wirklicher Preis das Geld ist nur ihr nomineller Preis'. Die drei wesentlichen Elemente der Arbeit und so auch des Preises sind Lohn, Unternehmergewinn und Grundrente, und diese drei schaffen auch die Einkommen. Vom Wirken der Wirtschaft wendet sich Smith ihrem Ergebnis zu, dem 'Stock' oder Warenbestand, der alles umfaßt, was der Mensch entweder für seinen Eigengebrauch oder um des Ertrags willen besitzt, den es ihm bringt. 'Der Wohlstand der Nationen' schließt mit einer Geschichte der Wirtschaftsentwickklung, einem scharfen Angriff auf das Merkantilsystem und einigen prophetischen Überlegungen über die Grenzen der Wirtschaftskontrolle. Während die Erforschung der politischen Aspekte der Menschenrechte zwei Jahrhunderte in Anspruch genommen hatte, bestand Smiths Leistung darin, daß er die Untersuchung der wirtschaftlichen Aspekte in einem einzigen Werk bis zum gleichen Punkte vortrieb. Sein 'Wohlstand der Nationen' stellt kein System dar, aber als vorläufige Analyse ist das Werk völlig überzeugend. Die Sicherheit seiner Kritik und sein Verständnis der menschlichen Natur haben es zum ersten und zum bedeutendsten unter den klassischen Werken der modernen Volkswirtschaftslehre gemacht." - Als Beilage dazu: Horst Claus Recktenwald: Adam Smith - Sein Leben und sein Werk. München: C.H. Beck, 1976. 1. Aufl. XIV, 311 S. Oln. - OS. Sehr guter Zustand. Mit halbseitiger Widmung des Autors. = Zum 200. Geburtstag des Klassikers 'Der Wohlstand der Nationen'. Die geistige Grundlage der modernen Marktwirtschaft 1776-1976.

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        Der Rheingauer Weinbau, aus selbst eigener Erfahrung nach der Naturlehre systematisch beschrieben, nebst Anhang: über Weinbehandlung, Gebrechen der Weine und deren Verbesserung.

      XII, 187 S., 2 Bl. 8 (18,8 x 11,6 cm). Marmorierte Broschur der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe. - Das zweite Werk Hecklers zum Rheingauer Weinbau, "worin in leicht faßlicher Sprache jede in den Weinbergen vorkommende Arbeit, nach Zeit und Umständen wohl erwogen, abgehandelt wird und überdies das Nothwendigste und Wissenswürdigste über Traubenlehre, Weinbereitung und Weinbehandlung ausführlich zur Sprache kommt" (Vorwort). - Heckler (1776-1860) war Apotheker, Bürgermeister von Eltville und langjähriger Oberkellermeister (1827-49) von Schloß Johannisberg. Berühmt ist seine Durchsetzung der gestaffelten Lese im Jahr 1822 bei der Nassauischen Landesregierung (vgl. Staab, Beiträge zur Geschichte des Rheingauer Weinbaus, S. 29). Johann Philipp Bronner galt er als "einer der ersten Oenologen Teutschlands". - Unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten. Wie üblich papierbedingt gebräunt und stockfleckig, stellenweise seitlich gering wasserrandig, anfangs einige Knickspuren. *Schoene3 6739. Claus, Persönlichkeiten der Weinliteratur (2. Auflage), 68. Dochnahl 67. Simon, Bibliotheca Vinaria, 125. Wagenmann, Bibliotheca oenologica, 22.

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        Nuove scoperte fatte nel 1765. 67. e 69 nel Mare del Sud.

      1776. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca. Mm 417x337.Decorativa carta del pacifico meridionale raffigurante Nuova Zelanda, Australia orientale, Nuova Guinea e Polinesia fino alle isole Salomone. Mostra le rotte di Carteret, Wallis, Byron e Cook.Antonio Zatta (1775-1797) fu uno dei più importanti editori di carte geografiche del tardo XVIII secolo italiano. La sua opera costituisce un importante punto di passaggio tra la cartografia antica e moderna, più attenta all'accuratezza dei dettagli geografici che all'abbellimento estetico ricco di motivi mitologici o d'invenzione, come era quello dell'epoca precedente. La sua opera più importante è Atlante novissimo pubblicato tra il 1775 e il 1789. Ottimo esemplare con ampi margini. Tooley, Australia, p.176, 1431. Copper engraving, original colour. Mm 417x337Decorative map of the southern Pacific, showing east Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Polynesia and the Society Islands, showing the tracks of Carteret, Wallis, Byron and Cook's route along the east coast of Australia, and round New Zealand. Antonio Zatta is among the most important italian map editors of the late XVIII century. His most important work is Atlante novissimo published between 1775 and 1789. Very good condition. Tooley, Australia, p.176, 1431.

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        Die Wahlkapitulationen der römischen Kayser und teutschen Könige fähret zu betrachten fort ein teutscher Bürger. Zwote (+ dritte) Fortsetzung (in einem Band) (1776 + 1777)

      Anonym erschienen. Unpag.+ 400 resp. XII + 292 S., zeitgenössische gesprenkelte Interimsbroschur, Deckel wellig + an den Ecken aufgebogen, Rücken mit Titelbeschriftung, Papier wellig + minimal gebräunt, Schnitt gebräunt, ExLibris "Karl Reichard" im Innendeckel.

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        Gesamtansicht, "Ansicht der Stadt Prag von dem Stift Strahof. - Vue de Ville de Prague, prise du Convent de Strahof".

      - aquarell. Umrißradierung ( anonym ) n. Leop.(old) Peuckert ( 1776-1852) b. Marco Berra, um 1800, 27,5 x 40,7 Nebehay / Wagner, Nr. 893 ( Blatt 16 ) - Sehr seltenes und zugleich sehr dekoratives Blatt. Bibliograpisch. - außer bei Nebehay - nicht nachweisbar. Auch Nebehay -Wagner kennt das Blatt nur aus der Literatur ( Engelmann, Bibliotheca Geographica, S. 780 ). - Blick vom Kloster über die Kleinseite und Karlsbrücke auf die Altstadt von Prag.

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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 Price’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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des chinois (16 volume set)

      A Paris : Chez Nyon, Libraire, 1776 - 1791. Hardcover. Good. 16 volume set. Published 1776-1791, also includes appendix volume published in by Treuttel and Wurtz, 1814. Bound in contemporary French mottled calf. 25 x 20 cm. All edges stained red. 153 plates and tables. Clean, unmarked pages. Marbled end pages. Blind stamp on title page. <br> Memoires concernat les Chinois was an important source for introducing China to Europeans and the foundation of French Sinology. It collected the reports of French and Chinese missionaries in Beijing, "considered at the time the chief source of information in Europe regarding China and its people ... Among the monographs, the most interesting are on language and literature, warfare and philosophy, including a complete life of Confucius. In addition, there are studies on natural history, science, architecture and agriculture, translations of Chinese poetry and biographical sketches of famous Chinese. This is undoubtedly the best work that the Jesuits have published on China" - Western Travellers in China. <br> Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, the principle author, was in China from 1740 on, and was a confidante of the Emperor Quianlong. Significantly, the work helped introduce the philosophy of Confucius to the west (volume 12 is the most complete work on the life of Confucius published up to that point in Europe) and also contained 18 pictures of Confucius. Amiot drew the pictures of Confucius based on Ming-era icons, modified to reflect contemporary western Christian religious iconography. (See Chao Ying.) The work includes sections on many aspects of Chinese life including music, warfare, etc. Volume 7 is a reprint of Amiot's Art militaire des Chinois (published in 1772), the first translation into a European language of the Sun Tzu's Art of War. Refs: Brunet 3, 1596; Cordier, Sinica I, 54-55; Lust 96; Western Travellers in China 44. Chao Ying, Lee. "Integration Of Foreign Culture With Local Culture: The Icons Of Confucius In Memoires Concernant Les Chinois (1776-91) In France." Sino-Christian Studies 4.(2007): 109-13 <br> Provenance: Explorers Club (NYC) book plate on front pastedown. Signed on book plate by James B. Ford. Ford was the President of the Club, the Club's library is named after him.

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        Memoires analytiques par le comte R. de C. 1. Observations analytiques sur l'equation .. 2. Solution générale du problème, ou il s'agit de trouver la nature des courbes,.. 3. Analyse de l'equation...

      Galeazzi, 1776. 4to, contemporary marbled paperboards, XLVI, (2) pp. and one folding plate. A nice copy.RARE FIRST EDITION of this mathematical pamphlet which deals with the solution of three different equations.Catalogo unico, ITICCUTO0E065139, Melzi, I, p. 177, Riccardi, I.2, col. 332.

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        Le paysan perverti

      Chez Lejay|& Merigot 1776 - - Chez Lejay & Merigot, A La Haie (La Haye) 1776, In-12 (9,5x17cm), v (1) 290pp. ; 316pp. et 244pp. ; 200pp. (8), 8 parties en 2 volumes reliés. - Edition rare contenant 251 lettres (CCL lettres numérotées + une "Dernière lettre") suivies des "Statuts du bourg d'Oudun", en 44 articles. 8 pages de titre. L'adresse varie : "Imprimé à La Haie. 1776." (Seconde, quatrième, sixième et huitième parties) ; "Imprimé à La Haie. Et se trouve à Paris, chés les libraires indiqués au commencement de la I partie. M. DCC. LXXVI." (Troisième et septième parties) ; "Imprimé à La Haie. Et se trouve à Paris, chés les libraires indiqués au commencement de la I partie. DCC. LXXVI." (Cinquième partie). In fine Analyses des ouvrages de l'auteur, qui est une critique des ouvrages publiés de Restif. Une des nombreuses contrefaçons à la date de l'originale. L'édition contenant des figures, troisième sans compter les contrefaçons, est parue chez Esprit à La Haye, selon Cohen, elle doit être postérieure à celle-ci. L'adresse de La Haye est probablement fausse. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbrée. Dos à nerfs ornés de fers aux glands. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Mors supérieur du tome II ouvert en tête. Manques en queue au tome II. 5 coins émoussés. Ensemble frotté. Une tache brune sur les 3 premiers feuillets du tome II. C'est avec Le paysan perverti que l'auteur connaît la gloire et le succès. Il s'y affirme le premier écrivain paysan et son oeuvre en porte la marque, puisqu'il perçoit, avec son roman, Paris et la grande ville comme le lieu de la débauche et du désordre, l'enfance paysanne devenant un lieu idéal d'innocence. On reconnaît aujourd'hui que le roman est largement autobiographique (à l'instar de nombreuses oeuvres de l'auteur) et que restif a puisé abondamment dans ses expériences personnelles pour construire cette oeuvre. La grande cité comme lieu de déperdition morale est un thème amplement exploité au XVIIIe, de même que la forme épistolaire, et en cela, Restif n'innove en rien, mais il porte ces deux éléments à un point tout à fait singulier. La ville est moins uniquement le lieu de la perversion que celui d'un monde ayant perdu ses valeurs traditionnelles (que l'on retrouve à la campagne). Dès lors, l'individu plongé dans ce monde vide et surtout évidé de sa substance morale, est condamné au libertinage, et avec lui, à la déraison (car la recherche effréné du plaisir, c'est la déraison) puis définitivement à la folie. Il se trouve dans le roman une démonstration répétée et martelée que le libertinage est à l'origine de tous les excès, bref, du mal, et de la dégradation de l'humanité. Cette thèse courre dans l'ensemble du roman, et notamment dans sa suite : La paysanne pervertie, histoire de la soeur du héros du présent roman. On semble là à l'opposé de Sade, mais on ne peut s'empêcher de voir dans la destinée des personnages un certain sadisme de l'auteur qui fait passer ses sujets par toutes les étapes d'une dégradation de plus en plus vile, et qui ne peut avoir qu'un terme, la folie ou la mort. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition containing 251 letters (numbered letters CCL + a "Last Letter") followed by "Statutes of the town of Oudun" by 44 autograph dedication of the authors. 8 title pages. The address varies: "Printed in The Hague 1776.". (Second, fourth, sixth and eighth parts); "Printed in The Hague. And is located in Paris, markets booksellers listed at the beginning of Part I. M. DCC. LXXVI." (Third and seventh parts); "Printed in The Hague. And is located in Paris, markets booksellers listed at the beginning of Part I. DCC. LXXVI." (Part Five). Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. v (1) 290pp. ; 316pp. et 244pp. ; 200pp. (8) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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