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


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

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

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        Oeuvres complettes, publiées par M. Rigoley de Juvigny

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Journée de l'amour, ou heures de Cythere

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

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        Lawyer's Day Book. 1776. London

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

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        Lettere turche, raccolte e stampate da Stiepan Pastor-Vecchio.

      Constantinopoli, [Dresden], 1776. ____ Première édition. Ces "lettres" sont en italien, et en français pour environ un tiers. Aventurier, Stepan Zannowich (1751-1786) avait de nombreux points communs avec Casanova, qu'il rencontra plusieurs fois : peu scrupuleux en matières financières, joueur, voyageur infatigable et littérateur prolixe. Casanova écrit dans ses mémoires, au sujet de Premislas Zannowich, et ce propos aurait pu aussi bien s'appliquer à son frère Stepan : "Il me paraissait de voir en lui mon portrait quand j'avais quinze ans de moins, et je le plaignais car je ne lui supportais pas mes ressources." Les frères Zannowich sont à l'origine d'une gigantesque escroquerie qui manqua de provoquer une guerre entre Venise et la Hollande. Casanova publia sur cette affaire une "Lettre historico-critique sur un fait connu" en 1785 ... Dans une de ces "Lettres turques", Zannowich se nomme le "Voltaire de la Dalmatie". (Il eut une correspondance avec celui-ci.) Il s'est inspiré, pour la forme, des "Lettres persanes". Ce sont des anecdotes et des réflexions sur la légèreté des hommes, l'inconstance des femmes, la médisance, la comédie, le théâtre, le jeu... D'autres se présentent comme des contes orientaux. On lit à la fin de l'ouvrage : "Que ma carrière finisse quoique j'ai 25 ans, je n'y aurai point de regret, pourvu que les siècles à venir parlent avec admiration de mon ambition & de mes Lettres turques." Zannowich se suicida dans une prison d'Amsterdam, où il avait été enfermé pour dettes. Cet ouvrage est rare. Aucun exemplaire conservé dans les bibliothèques en France et aux USA. Relié à la suite, du même : Lettera dell'autore delle lettere Turche a sua santita serenissima greca-ortodossa Sava Petrowich, arcivescovo metropolita di Montenegro, Principe de Zenta... [Dresden ?], 1776. In-12 de 16 pp. Plus rare encore que le précédent, un seul exemplaire connu dans les bibliothèques (Dresden). "Stefano Zannowich mêlait à ses impostures une incessante activité littéraire. Partout où ses pérégrinations le menaient il fit publier ses ouvrages et opuscules sous ses impressionnants noms d'emprunt, en petit nombre et le plus souvent à ses frais ou à ceux de ses créditeurs. Poésies médiocres, correspondances réelles et fictives, plagiats, essais moralisants, analyses politiques parfois redoutables se côtoient dans ses ouvrages dont ne subsistent aujourd'hui que de rares copies dans quelques bibliothèques publiques et privées. La chasse des bibliographes et collectionneurs à ces rarissimi est d'autant plus ardue que les ravages de la dernière guerre mondiale avaient détruit plusieurs bibliothèques et collections en Europe centrale et orientale où Zannowich comptait beaucoup d'amis auxquels il donnait ses ouvrages." (Watzlawick). Des rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : (4), 243, (1) pp. Basane racinée, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Political tracts. Containing, The False Alarm. Falkland Islands. The Patriot; and, Taxation No Tyranny.

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1776. Octavo; early repair to front hinge and spine, in contemporary sheep. First collected edition of these political pamphlets, published anonymously.Probably the most famous of the four is the last, 'Taxation no Tyranny; An Answer to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress', a scathing attack on those 'zealots of anarchy' who have 'denied to the Parliament of Britain the right of taxing the American Colonies'. Bitterly opposed to the War of Independence, Johnson inveighs with a sustained denunciation which includes his famous quip 'If slavery be thus fatally contagious, how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?'. Very good.

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        Le paysan perverti

      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. 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

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        1776 Road Map of Scotland

      Published in 1776, this is a nice example of Taylor & Skinner's Road Map of Scotland in its original soft leather covers that's folds down to a pocket size small enough to fit into a Stage Coach Driver's pocket, the leather covers have a few shallow chips at fold points else is in a nice general condition, title label to cover worn at edges but still retains most of the lettering, internally the main title page is heavily browned where is has reacted with the covers else rest of contents generally clean, unfortunately it is lacking the general folding map of Scotland, otherwise all the other Sixty one maps are present, with some corner curling and mild edge wear else contents in good general condition. Given how many of these books have been broken for the maps it may be possible to locate the general map being sold separately somewhere. Lacking the general map of Scotland else a nice example of this early road map of Scotland in its original soft leather covers

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        Neue Reisen nach West Indien...

      Helmstedt: Johann Heinrich Kuhnlin, 1774-, 1776. Octavo, two works bound together, the first in two volumes, the second in one, folding map and two folding plates, ms. annotation on front free endpaper and title; in contemporary half calf. Two works bound together, a mixed set of the German edition of Bossu's travels in Louisiana, together with a German edition of Georgi's travels on the Russian mainland.Georgi, the German scholar and explorer, 'conducted the first geological exploration of the Volga, Urals, Altai and the regions Beyond Lake Balkai, and in 1771-73 completed a voyage around the lake'. He also produced the first demographic study of the peoples of Russia from 1776-80. This work is the result of his ethnographic studies and exploration of Eastern Siberia.Bound with this is Bossu's Neue Reisen nach West Indien, in an attractive early mixed set (revised edition of the first volume, first of the second). Bossu, naturalist and disciple of Linnaeus, is known primarily for his exploration of North America. Although he travelled as far north as present-day Illinois, most of his time was spent in Louisiana. He made three voyages to the region over a twenty-year period and updated this work to include his subsequent travels. He befriended and studied North American Indians, specifically the Quapaw, and later the Alibamu and Arkansas. His observations are primarily ethnographic, examining their customs and language. The work is organised as a series of twenty-two letters to the Marquise de l'Estrade de la Cousse. He was overtly critical of missionary activity in the area and was imprisoned as a result of his comments. The subsequent banning of the first French edition accounts for its rarity.Bossu's Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales appeared in three editions, each enlarged to take account of his latest travels. His second narrative, published in 1768, comprises a series of twenty-one letters to the Marquis de l'Estrade de la Cousse, describing his life and travels in Louisiana country from 1751 to 1762. His ventures ranged from Fort Chartres (founded by Pierre Duque de Boisbriant in 1720), in present Illinois, to Mobile and along the Mississippi River. The second narrative was translated into English by J. Reinhold Forster as part of the Linnaean Voyages. The final edition of his Nouveau voyages, in the form of letters written to his friend and comrade Douin, appeared in 1777. Slightly shelf worn but a very good copy.

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        Introduction a l'histoire naturelle et a la géographie physique d'Espagne; Traduite de l'Original Espagnol de Guillaume Bowles, par le Vicomte de Flavigny.

      A Paris: chez L. Cellot & Jombrt Fils, jeune, MDCCLXXVI, Paris 1776 - [i.e. 1776].- // [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // 8º, (193x121mm); XII, 516 p., [2] p. blancas; sign. a6, A-Z8, Aa-Ii8, Kk2 [Kk2, blanca]; adorno tipográfico en portada.- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel; lomo cuajado con nervios y tejuelo de marroquín rojo; filete dorado en los cantos; cofia y pie adornados; cortes tintados en rojo; conserva registro de seda roja. Leve golpe restaurado en punta superior trasera.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Palau, 34229.- // Estupenda (y por ello apreciada) traducción francesa de la primera edición de la obra Introduccion a la Historia Natural y a la Geografia Fisica de España (Madrid, 1775, reed. 1782 y 1789). Bowles, abogado Irlandés, abandonó el derecho en su tierra natal y se afincó en París, dedicándose a los estudios de Historia natural. Allí le conoció el marino español Antonio de Ulloa quien, al ver los diarios científicos que había elaborado de sus viajes por Francia y Alemania, le animó a ir a España -donde vivió en Madrid y en Bilbao-, siendo al cabo contratado por el ministerio para labores científicas relacionadas con la minería y la Historia natural. La obra, además de recoger una descripción amena de sus desplazamientos por la península, es un genuino tratado de geología y minería de España, especialmente de las minas de cinabrio de las de Andalucía y el País vasco, y de la potencilidad de los antiguos volcanes. Se alternan así los comentarios de curiosidad como la descripción de la transhumancia de la mesta o la comparación de los pescados del Atlántico y del Mediterráneo ("no hace falta tener un paladar demasido fino para darse cuenta de la calidad de la textura y sabor del besugo vizcaino frente el valenciano"), con los de la composición del terreno, las industrias que podrían articularse en torno a los recursos geológicos o la mejor manera de extraer la mena de diferentes tipos de minerales, junto al hincapie en los nacederos de los grandes ríos peninsulares. Libro [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Astronomical Observations, made at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich.

      London: William Richardson, 1776. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Vol. 1: for the years 1765 to 1774, printed by William Richardsen and sold by J.Nourse, Bookseller to his Majesty, London, 1776, (2), xi, (3), 1-177, (2), 177-335, (1), 1-128 (2), ix, (3), 1-48 pp; Vol. 2: for the years 1775 to 1786, printed by C.Buckton, London, 1787, (1)-410, 1-131 (1), 1-35 pp; Vol. 3: for the years 1787 to 1798, printed by C.Buckton and T.Bensley and sold by P.Elmsley, London, 1799, (1), (1)-435, (1), (1)-132, 49-52 pp.; Vol. 4: for the years 1799 to 1810, printed by T.Bensley, sold by John Murray, London, 1811, (1)-384, (1)-134, (2), 5, 11-13 pp.First edition. All published. Folio. Contemporary full leather, uniformly bound, neatly rebacked, spines gilt w/ gilt spine labels, covers soiled, edges bumped, interior clean and free of foxing. Provenance: The Library of The Royal Society of London with duplicate stamps on title. - Nevil Maskelyne was appointed Astronomer Royal in 1765, a position he held for forty-six years, until his death. He was responsible for important developments in both methods and instruments of observation, and in 1774 was able to measure the earth's density. He had himself established the Nautical Almanac in 1766, and superintended its annual publication until his death. This essential aid to navigation is still produced annually, by Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office. In 1776 he produced the first volume of the Astronomical Observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, from 1665. At the end of the first volume Maskelyne gives a catalogue of the places of 34 principal stars, in right-ascension and north-polar distance, adapted to the beginning of the year 1770. These, being the result of several years' repeated observations, made with the utmost care, and the best instruments, it may be presumed are exceedingly accurate. Near Fine.

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        A Discourse upon some late improvements of the Means for Preserving the Health of Mariners. Delivered at the Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Society, November 30, 1776. By Sir John Pringle, Baronet, President. Published by their Order.

      London: Royal Society, 1776. Small quarto, [iv], 44 pp. with the half-title, woodcut title device and headpiece, leaf C4 a cancel as usual; modern green quarter morocco. One of the most significant and one of the rarest of all the printed works relating to Cook's voyages: the first appearance in print of Cook's epoch-making account of the successful measures taken against scurvy on his first two voyages. There were several later versions and translations, but this original edition has long been acknowledged as a major rarity. The paper on scurvy was read to the Royal Society by its president, Sir John Pringle - in the absence of Cook himself, then just beginning his final voyage - as the year's Copley medal award, and immediately published in this form. Pringle's long presentation address, quoting directly from Cook and other sources, is followed by Cook's paper and an extract from a letter by Cook to Pringle written from Plymouth Sound in July 1776. The paper subsequently appeared in the official account of the second voyage and in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. In 1783 a series of six of Pringle's discourses at the annual presentations of the Copley medal was published in one volume.The winning of the battle against scurvy was one of the most important achievements in the general field of exploration. It made possible the major voyages that followed. As Robert Hughes has so aptly put it in The Fatal Shore: 'malt juice and pickled cabbage put Europeans in Australia as microchip circuitry would put Americans on the moon... '. Very good clean copy.

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        Silva [Sylva]: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in his Majesty's dominions: ... Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves. By John Evelyn, ... With notes by A. Hunter, .. [bound with] Terra: a philosophical discourse of Earth. Relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, as it was presented to the Royal Society. By J. Evelyn, Esq; F.R.S. With notes by A. Hunter, M. D. F.R.S [First Hunter Editions]

      First Edition thus York Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley; T. Cadell; J. Robson; and T. Durham, London. W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh [through 178 1776 First Hunter Edition (sixth overall, first published 1664), virtually doubling the size of the original text, with the scarce 10pp advertisement (ESTC locates only one other such copy, at the Bodleian). Two works bound in one: 4to: [54],649,[11], with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Evelyn by F. Bartolozzi, 40 copper-engraved plates by Johann Sebastian Muller (including one folding, "A Winter View of the Canthorpe Oak") of detailed drawings of foliage, flowers and fruits, and a folding table; and [8],74,[4],[10]pp advertisement, with one folding table and one aquatint with tissue guard intact. Beautifully bound in full russia calf, very skillfully recornered and rebacked with original back strip laid on; gilt title to spine; gilt borders to covers, edges and inner edges; marbled end papers and silk page marker. Very slightly rubbed, light browning and offsetting to pages, but overall quite bright and fresh, the plates in deep, rich impressions. Provenance: John Peachey's eighteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate to front paste down (a search of other titles bearing Paechey's plate reveals a preference for russia calf, so he may have had the book bound). Label of Newselles Library, possibly that of the Earls of Scales. Book ticket of Henry Sotheran, Booksellers. Henrey 137. Keynes 47. Gibson's Library, p. 122. Nissen BBI 615. ESTC Citation Nos. T123233 and T147758. Fine In 1652, Evelyn set about to create the garden at Sayes Court (the 200-acre Deptford estate his father-in-law held from the crown), a project that signaled the start of a serious interest in garden design. This led to his writing the Elysium Britannicum, an encyclopedic history of gardens and gardening practices that occupied him for most of his life. His pioneering works on tree cultivation (Silva, 1664) and on soils (A Philosophical Discourse of Earth, 1676; in later editions entitled Terra: a philosophical discourse) were both outgrowths of Elysium Britannicum. Although primarily intended to encourage tree planting after the devastation of the civil war, Silva was also a learned account of the growth and uses of native trees interpolated by an edited collection of material sent in by Fellows of the Royal Society from different parts of the country (indeed, Silva was the first book to carry the Society's imprimatur). By its fourth edition it also contained 'an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves.' Silva's handsome reissue in 1776, with additional plates and with "learned and extensive" (Keynes) annotations, practical instructions, and references to the best eighteenth century authorities by Alexander Hunter, gave it renewed popularity.

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        The Book of Martyrs. Containing an Account of the Sufferings and Death of the Protestants in the Reign of Queen Mary the First. Illustrated with Copper-Plates. Originally written by Mr. John Fox. Now carefully Revised and Corrected with a Recommendatory Preface by the Rev. Mr. Madan.

      London: For H. Trapp, 1776. Folio; pp. 815, (4). Complete with 30 copper engraved plates and a copper engraved title page. Recently bound to period style in full speckled calf with blind tooled raised bands and red title label to spine, panelled boards. Occasional browning, light occasional foxing, offsetting of plates on to text. A very attractive copy.

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        Untitled: Pine Tree with Squirrel.

      Paris. 1776. Etching, handcolored, 11 x 7 3/4 inches on sheet 17 x 11 inches. Very good condition. A beautiful image from Pierre Joseph Buchoz "COLLECTION PRECIEUSE ET ENLUMINEE des fleurs les plus belles et les pulus curieuses, qui se cultivent tant dans les jardins de la Chine que dans ceux de l'Europe". Designed to be "equally useful for naturalists, florists, painters and drawers, to directors of Porcelaine, Fayence, and silk, wool and cotton fabrics and other artists." The 100 etching / engravings of Chinese subjects were copied from Chinese drawings, and were instrumental in popularising the use of Chinese design. (Dunthorne, Flower and Fruit Prints #60).

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


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

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

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In two Volumes.

      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1776 - 2 volumes, quarto (283 × 225mm). Nineteenth-century French quarter calf, marbled paper sides, spines ruled in gilt and with gilt urn devices in compartments, dark red leather labels. Head of spines neatly restored, inner hinges strengthened, corners slightly bumped. Without the half-title to volume II and final blank in volume I. Marginal pale semi-circular oil stain (presumably from a lamp) to the first 40 pages in volume two, diminishing from 6 cm to 1 cm. A few leaves in volume II bound in unevenly with slightly shorter fore-margins. Leaf P2 verso (page 107) in volume II lightly inked, affecting 14 lines. Occasional light spotting as usual and the odd stain. A very good set. First edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control" (PMM). "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB). Goldsmiths' 11392; Grolier, English 57; Kress 7621; Printing and the Mind of Man 221; Rothschild 1897; Tribe 9. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London, 1776. [2],136pp. Dbd., with remnants of original spine present. Some light soiling and foxing. Good. In a blue half morocco and cloth folder. Volume IV of Almon's PARLIAMENTARY REGISTER, published by him from 1775 to 1780. This volume contains important political information regarding the American Revolution, including a motion to put America on the same political footing as Ireland, as a means to restore peace there. It also includes some discussion of General Howe's being given the authority to treat for peace with the colonies. Most of the debates revolve around the American question, and the volume closes with the King's Address of May 23, 1776, in which he states: "We are engaged in a great national cause...I am convinced you will not think any price too high...." The volumes - numbering seventeen in all - were edited and published by John Almon, the pre-eminent British printer of political material of his day, and he received assistance from the members of the Commons, who supplied him with copies of their speeches (some of which were no doubt altered for posterity). It should be remembered that there was no regular authorized system of reporting Parliamentary debates at this time or for many decades to come, and that the collection and organizing of this publication was undertaken entirely by Almon. An important source for the American Revolution.

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        SILVA or, a Discourse of Forest Trees, and the Propagatin of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions: As it was Delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th Day of October, 1662

      York: printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley, Pall Mall; T. Cadell, in the Strand; J. Robson, New Bond St. And T. Durham, Charing Cross , London. W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1776. Full-Leather. Large Quarto. Original subscribers copy with a later family member's small name plate and name neatly written and dated 1861 on the first blank. Engraved frontispiece of John Evelyn, (3)pp. editor's preface, (8)pp. subscriber's list, which includes such names as Francis Bacon, James Boswell, (J)ames Cook, Edward Gibbons; etc. (13)pp. The Life of Mr. John Evelyn, (3)pp. dedication to the king, Charles II, (17)pp. "to the reader", (2)pp. advertisement, (1)pp. Greek poem by Evelyn, (1)-649pp., (1) large folding explanatory table, (9)pp. index, containing forty (40) plates (one folding) as called for by (Henrey, 137), plate from p. 119 mis-placed to facing p. 89, bound in contemporary brown diced calf, professionally rebacked retaining the old spine (laid down) and original marbled endpapers, board edges with single rules in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt; gilt lettering to spine gone, occasional light off-setting of some plates. An outstanding copy of one of the most important books written on forestry, newly updated to provide the latest discoveries by Andrew Hunter, who felt anyone with land should plant or at least nurture the trees they already had, rather than wait until they are too old to plant a new tree to replace that tree which soon will die along with the owner. Hunter states that anyone can plant a tree but will they know species they are planting? Will they know how to nurture that newly planted tree? This edition is regarded by most, the best edition. A lovely, wide margined copy, internally clean.

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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). 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. 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) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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