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        Des Pierres précieuses et des Pierres fines, avec les moyens de les connoitre & de les évaluer

      2 p.l., xii, 124, [4] pp. 12mo, cont. blond calf (two corners a tiny bit worn), triple gilt fillet round sides, spine finely gilt with chevrons "à la grotesque," red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: F.A. Didot & De Bure, 1776. First edition of this introduction to precious stones written for collectors and jewelers; according to the author this is the first complete treatise on precious stones. Dutens describes the chief varieties including diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, etc. He has also provided an interesting table at the end of current prices of diamonds of increasing carats. In the Preface, Dutens reviews the writings on precious stones of earlier authors including Pliny, Theophrastus, Boyle, and Romé de l'Isle. This work is a notable work in typography as well: it is the first book printed by François Ambroise Didot, l'aîné (1730-1804), who promoted technical innovation in printing and papermaking and introduced the new form of typographical measurement, the "point Didot." We quote from the 1783 catalogue of Mérard de Saint-Just: "Ce petit Traité est le premier Ouvrage sorti des presses de M. Didot l'aîné, où l'on ait aperçu cette supériorité de talents qui l'a mis tout de suite au-dessus de tous ses confrères de France, d'Italie, d'Allemagne et de Hollande, et qui l'associe dès lors à la gloire de Baskerville, et surtout à celle d'Ibarra."-from André Jammes' wonderful Les Didots catalogue, no. 73. Dutens (1730-1812), diplomat and man of letters, edited the works of Leibniz (1768), was a fellow of the Royal Society, and was historiographer to the King of England. An uncommonly fine copy. ❧ Sinkankas 1819-"Dutens' work did provide useful accurate information and received acclaim and wide distribution.".

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        The North American's Almanack, For the Year of Our Lord, 1777

      Worcester, MA: Stearns and Bigelow, 1776. 12mo (7 x 4 inches). 24pp, complete. Woodcut map on front. Stabbed-and sewn in self-wrappers as issued. Map key inset on cover rubbed and with partial loss, affected some letters on recto and verso, pale discoloration on final leaf, corners thumbed. The map on the cover bears the caption: "A. Island of New-York. B. Fort at Powle's Hook. C. Fort at Bunker-Hill. D. The Sound. E. King's Bridge. F. Hell Gate. H. Flatbush. I. Governor's Island. [Also, continued on the verso of the 2nd leaf] G. Fort Washington, together with the Lines of the Continental Army on the east side of North-River. K. East River. L. The Lines which guard the passage from the Sound to Kings-Bridge. N. Fort Constitution." The text includes Prayer by Oliver Cromwell, list of expected eclipses, monthly Jan-Dec. 1777, schedules of moon phases, tides and weather forecasts, a reprint of the " Celebrated Speech of Galgacus" with Pro American Revolutionary commentary, a distance chart for " Roads to the principle towns on the Continent etc. from Boston;" The last page has a list of vacations at Harvard College and a poem " On Death" . Advertised in the Massachusetts Spy, Worcester, Nov. 13, 1776. Two states noted. In the first, as here, the legend accompanying the map on the title page (of the defences of New York) has the reference 'See p. 3d.' In the second state this has been corrected to read: 'See p. 4th.' Moreover, the seasonal verses at heads of calendar pages in the earlier state have been replaced in the later state with verses from Hale's "The sum of religion." Though the legend is rubbed in the present copy, it contains the original verses as in the first state. ESTC W26957; Evans, 15096; Drake, Almanacs, 3268; Sabin 90945 ("According to Nichols, there are three editions for this year. Two of these are at AAS., and in the main, are from the same setting of type, but with variations in the verses included under each month ").

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        La Divine Comédie - L'Enfer.

      A Florence, et se trouve à Paris, chez Le Clerc et chez Leboucher 1776 - La Divine Comédie de Dante Alighieri, L'Enfer; Traduction Françoise, accompagnée du Texte, de Notes historiques, critiques, & de la Vie du Poète. Par M. Moutonnet de Clairfons. A Florence, et se trouve à Paris, chez Le Clerc et chez Leboucher - 1776 - 577 pages. Texte italien et traduction française en regard. Reliure plein veau léopardé de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièce de titre maroquin rouge. Tranches rouges. Coiffes manquantes. Petite épidermure au plat inférieur. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      6 vols. London: Strahan, and Cadell, in the Strand 1776-88. With engraved portrait and 3 engraved maps of which 2 are folded. A few leaves weakly foxed otherwise well-preserved, rebacked copy with coloured labels and richly gilt on spines, wide margins. With handwritten name on flyleaves. Bindings nicely restored. * Vols. 1-3 in second edition.Edward Gibbo [1737-1794] was an English historian, writer and Member of Parliament. This, his most important work, was first published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788 and is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion. Yet his works are considered outdated today as Edward Gibbon's central thesis, that Rome fell due to embracing Christianity, is no longer accepted in academia today. [Wikipedia].

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        Stella. Ein Schauspiel für Liebende in fünf Akten.

      1st edition. Berlin: Mylius 1776. [4] + 116 pp. Well-preserved copy bound in newer paperbinding with leather-label on spine. * The very rare first printing of the first edition with pp 80 wrongly pag. 70.Goedeke IV/III, 131, 113. Meyer 139.

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        Die Kunst zu drechseln, oder alle Arten von Arbeit auf der Drehbank vollkommen zu verfertigen, ehemals in französischer und lateinischer Sprache vom Hrn. P. Carl Plümier, aus dem Orden der Minimen, ... 2 Bände (Text und Tafeln).

      Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1776. hardcover. Sehr gut. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz im Textband und 83 ganzseitigen Kupfern im separaten Tafelband. Folio. Neue Halblederbände mit Buntpapierbezug und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel in Fraktur, 4 Bll., XX, 234 S.; 83 Tafeln. Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin, 1247. Vgl. Graesse V, 354. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe, "nun neben der französischen Urschrift mit einer deutschen Uebersetzung, einigen Anmerkungen, Zusätzen und Kupfern vermehrt herausgegeben von einem Liebhaber der Drehkunst". Das Original (L'Art de Tourner ou de Faire en Perfection Toutes Sortes D'Ouvrages au Tour) war zuerst 1701 in französischer und lateinischer Sprache mit 71 Tafeln erschienen. Eine erweiterte zweite Auflage folgte 1749, mit zwei neuen Kapiteln und 8 zusätzlichen Tafeln. - Schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar, nahezu fleckenfrei, unbeschnitten neu eingebunden, in dezenten braunen Halblederbänden. Auf dem Titelblatt und auf Tafel I jeweils zwei Stempel eines früheren Besitzers. Einige Tafeln blass braunfleckig oder leicht gebräunt, manche an den Rändern etwas (finger-)fleckig bzw. mit kleiner Wasserspur am unteren Rand.

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        Revolutionary War

      September 27, 1776. Autograph Document Signed <I>“Robert Lanier,”</I> one page, 7” x 6.25”. [North Carolina], September 27, 1776. Related ADS <I>“Wm. Finch”</I> on verso, July 6, 1783. On laid paper. Worn at folds. Nicked at edges. Soiling, ink spots. Very Good condition.<br /><br />In full, <I>“By Mr Finch have sent you Twenty Pounds Virginia Money with an intent to leve it in pledge for the use of Ten Pounds for a few days, the prock or Dollar Bills I want to purchase sundry necessaries which Mr Finch is to try to get for your Hble Servt Robert Lanier.”</I> To <I>“Mr. Traugott Bagge”</I> <I>“Bill No 164/16362 of Eight Pounds / Do No. 172/17162 of Twelve Pounds} Virginia Money.”</I><br /><br />On verso, <I>“The contents of the Inclosed was some Money lent Mr I. Hamlin Decd by Robert Lanier which I was to Exchange for Prod. Or Dollar Money with Bagge in order to purchase Salt for the use of the Soldiers when I applyd at Mr. Bagge’s he was not at home – neither did I receive any Money of him which I will Testify at any time given under my hand this 6th July 1783. – Wm Finch.”</I><br /><br />Born in Sweden, Traugott Bagge was one of the original shareholders for the purchase of the Wachovia tract. He came to North Carolina with his wife in 1768, and served the community as a merchant, the storekeeper of Bethabara. During the Revolutionary War, he was the business leader of the community, and after the war served as a member of the North Carolina Assembly. Robert Lanier and William Finch were also prominent North Carolinians.<br /><br />Both “pounds” and “dollar bills” are mentioned in Lanier’s document. Colonial currency and, after independence, state currency, was issued in pounds, shillings, and pence as well as in dollars. Continental currency was authorized by the Continental Congress and was issued in dollars and fractional dollars.<br /><br />Originally part of the Henry E. Luhrs Collection with his typescript of the text of both the Lanier and Finch documents on a sheet of his letterhead of “The Lincoln Library / Shippensburg, Pa.”<br />

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        Compilation des anciens reglemens faits dans les Assemblées Générales de la Direction de l'Hôtel-Dieu S. Jacques de Toulouse, depuis sa fondation, autorisés & renouvelés par plusieurs Assemblées Générales de la Direction, & notamment par celle extraordinairement assemblée le 6 Juin 1775. - - - - (BOUND WITh / Relié avec) : Réglemens concernant les enfans : réglement fait entre les deux Hopitaux pour nourriture des enfans, du 4 Mars 1690.

      A Toulouse : De l'Imprimerie de Noble J.A.H.M.B. Pijon 1776 - In-4° broché sous couverture d'attente de papier ancien de l'époque, exemplaire en parfaite condition (cf le scan de la couverture), 82 pages. - - - - (BOUND WITh / Relié avec) : Réglemens concernant les enfans : réglement fait entre les deux Hopitaux pour nourriture des enfans, du 4 Mars 1690. (A Toulouse : De l'Imprimerie de Noble J.A.H.M.B. Pijon ., 1777), 37 pages. L'Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques est un ancien établissement hospitalier de Toulouse situé 2 rue Viguerie. Déjà en fonction dès le xiie siècle sur la rive gauche de la Garonne, il devient le plus grand hôpital toulousain à la suite de ses nombreux agrandissements aux xviie et xviiie siècles. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cuthbertson's System for the Complete Interior Management and Oeconomy of a Battalion of Infantry

      1776 - A new edition with corrections. 16 tables (folding). 8vo. Contemporary calf, red morocco label to spine, gilt, Macclesfield library plates to front pastedown. viii, 192pp. Bristol, Rouths & Nelson, A fine copy of this scarce work with a distinguished provenance. It bears the additional plate of the Hon. Lt. Gen. George Lane Parker, who was the younger son of the second Earl of Macclesfield. Parker served in the American Revolution and later became the MP for Tregony. ? many military Treatises have appeared within the present Century, from French and German, and some few the Production of British Officers; all designed, at once for forming Generals, but as scarcely one (except that of Bland) has been wrote for the Instruction of the Subaltern Part of the Profession.? Popular manual for the instruction of junior officers, first published in 1768. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le commerce et le gouvernement, considérés relativement l'un à l'autre

      chez Jombert et Cellot, 1776. Due parti (a numerazione continua) in un volume di cm. 16, pp. ix (1), 587 (1). Leg. ottocentesca in mezza pelle con titoli e filetti in oro al dorso; carta marm. ai piatti. Esemplare corto nel margine alto limitatamente alle prime pagine, peraltro fresco e ben conservato. Condillac (1714-1780), fratello dell'abate di Mably, fu stimato scrittore di testi storici, politico-economici e filosofici. La frequentazione giovanile con Rousseau, Diderot e Duclos non intaccò la prudenza che contraddistingue tutte le sue opere, ma gli garantì la possibilità di dialogare scientificamente con i più grandi intellettuali del tempo. Nel 1752 divenne membro dell'Accademia di Berlino e nel 1768 anche di quella francese. Quest'opera, fondamentale nell'ambito della storia dell'economia politica settecentesca, si caratterizza per le innovative teorie sopra i temi del cambio, del prezzo e della valuta. Seconda edizione, pubblicata nell'anno dell'originale, distinta dalla terza per la diversa numerazione delle pagine. Cfr. Kvk; Kress 7201; Einaudi 1208; non in Goldsmiths..

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        [Manuscript] In Council. August 30, 1776. Whereas by reason of the difficulty, raised by the wicked designs of the Enemys of our Liberty, an interruption took place in the administration of Civil distributive Justice throughout this Colony..

      [Boston], 1776. Broadsheet. Split into two leaves, some splits at the horizontal folds and margins, scattered browning, but still very good.. [2] pp. A true copy, signed and attested, John Avery, secretary. Written six weeks after the Declaration of Independence, this Resolve of the Massachusetts House of Representatives concerns the disposition of civil suits now that the American Revolution has begun in earnest. It explains in detail the means for handling civil suits interrupted by the removal of court officers, continuing (from above): "and whereas by an Act of the General Court removing all Officers from there respective offices, many Civil Suits which had been commenced and were actually entered on the Docquet or Books of Entry of the Inferior Courts of common pleas, in the several Counties within this Colony have not been prosecuted to final judgment, and much Injury will happen if an adequate remedy is not provided in that behalf: It is Resolved that all Civil Actions that were pending in any Inferior Court of Common please in any County within this Colony, by having the same entered on the Docquet or Minute Book of said Court, and on which judgment have not been given, may be brought forward at the next term of the said County in which the same was entered...." Not in Evans, Bristol, or Ford.

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        B "Vue de la Rue dite la Mauer=Strasse, ainsi que de l'Eglise Bohèmienne prise du Coté de l'Eglise de la Sainte Trinité - Dediée à Son Excellence Monsieur le Comte de Zinzendorf et de Pottendorf, Envoyé Extra ordinaire à la Cour Royale de Prusse de S.A.El. de Saxe, par ses tres humbles Serriteurs Jean Morino & Compagnie".

      - altkol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1776, 47,5 x 70,5 Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 2; Kiewitz 1045; Rave Nr. 19. - 2. Zustand mit Dedication. - Blickrichtung von Norden nach Süden in die Mauerstraße hinein, mit der Böhmischen Kirche an der Straßenkrümmung hinten links. Mit breitem Rand und tadellos erhalten.

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        Defending New York City in the Spring of 1776

      New York, NY 1776 - Autograph Manuscript, List of Tools Distributed to Captains on Duty. New York, N.Y., March 19, 1776. 1 p. Historical BackgroundAs the British were evacuating Boston in March 1776, General Washington believed that they would next try to capture New York. From March until August 1776, New York was a beehive of activity, as Washington moved his main army in an attempt to defend the city. Soldiers, civilians, and slaves constructed entrenchments throughout Manhattan and northern Brooklyn to defend against the anticipated attack. This leaf, from the papers of New York Quartermaster General Nicholas Quackenbush, lists tools delivered and returned on March 19 for the purposes of constructing defenses around Manhattan, including "Pick Axes," "Spades," "Iron Shovels," "Shod Shovels," "Axes," "Crow Bars," and "Saws."On August 22, 1775, the Provincial Congress of New York had ordered every county, city, manor, town, precinct, and district to be divided into beats, each of which would form a military company of "about eighty-three able bodied and effective men" for its defense. A week later, the New York City committee divided the city into twenty-four beats and elected officers.[1] Samuel Johnson was elected a captain from Beat No. 2, as were George Janeway (Beat No. 9), John Warner (Beat No. 24), and Peter Stoutenburgh (Beat No. 1). At the same time, Pardon Burlingham (Beat No. 14), Thomas Tucker (Beat No. 21), and James Wessels (Beat No. 5) were elected 1st lieutenants; by March 1776, they had each been promoted to captain. In October 1775, Nathaniel Tylee was the captain of a company from Beat No. 26 in the third regiment of New York City militia. By March 1776, Captain Benjamin Egbert was the captain of the company from Beat No. 22, and John Buchanan was captain of the company from Beat No. 23. Eleven slaves from Beat 22 were also at work on the fortifications in mid-March 1776.[2]At the same time, newly appointed Captain Alexander Hamilton was drilling and training a company of artillery in the defense of New York. Appointed on March 14, Hamilton equipped the company with his own funds. The company roster grew from fifty-five men in mid-March to sixty-six by the end of March, and ninety-three by the end of June.[3]Soon, thousands of other minutemen from throughout New York and surrounding colonies would join them in defense of the city. In the end, the defenses proved insufficient against the sheer power of a combined British land and sea force of over 35,000 men. By November 1776, Washington was in full retreat across New Jersey, and the British controlled the most valuable harbor in the colonies.[1] Berthold Fernow, ed., Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Volume 15: NewYork in the Revolution (Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1887), 30, 86-87.[2] Calendar of Historical Manuscripts Relating to the War of the Revolution in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y., 2 vols. (Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1868), 1:129, 163, 267.[3] Michael E. Newton, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years (Phoenix, AZ: Eleftheria Publishing, 2015), 136-38.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements e du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes

      chez Gosse Fils, 1776. Sette volumi di cm. 17, pp. xii, 664; viii, 488; viii, 672; viii, 468; xii, 467 (1); viii, 438; viii, 484. Con ritratto dell"Autore, 7 antiporte e 7 belle carte geogr. ripieg. f.t., il tutto inciso finemente in rame. Graziosa legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tassello e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Strappetto (senza mancanze) alla seconda carta geogr., trascurabili forellini limitati ai dorsi, qualche sporadica fioritura/brunitura e sporadici piccoli aloni. Esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. L"abate Raynal (1713-1796), filosofo e storico francese, ebbe modo di collaborare con Diderot ed altri illustri illuministi. Quest"opera si ritagliò ben presto un ruolo di fondamentale importanza nell"ambito degli studi sulle colonie dei principali regni europei. I diciotto capitoli trattato i seguenti temi. 1-5. Scoperte, guerre, conquiste di portoghesi, olandesi, inglesi, francesi, danesi, svedesi, spagnoli e russi nelle Indie Orientali. 6. Scoperta dell"America e conquista del Messico; stabilimenti degli spagnoli in quella parte del nuovo mondo. 7. Conquista spagnola del Perù e cambiamenti in questo impero. 8. Conquista spagnola di Cile e Paraguay. 9. Stabilimento dei Portoghesi in Brasile. Guerre, produzioni e ricchezze. 10. Stabilimento delle nazioni Europee nel grande arcipelago delle Antille. 11. Tratta degli schiavi dall"Africa. 12-15. Stabilimenti di spagnoli, inglesi, olandesi, francesi e danesi nell"isole americane. Stabilimenti dei francesi nell"America settentrionale. 16. Colonie inglesi fondate nella baia di Hudson, in Terranuova, nella Nuova Scozia e nella Nuova Inghilterra. 17. Colonie inglesi fondate in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Carolina e Georgia. 18. Prospetto dell"Europa. Cfr. Kvk..

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        Voyage à la Nouvelle Guinée, dans lequel on trouve la description des Lieux, des Observations physiques & morales, & des détails relatifs à l'Histoire Naturelle dans le Règne Animal & le Règne Végétal.

      Paris: Ruault 1776. With vignettes and 120 engraved plates [of which 79 are with birds]. XII + [4] + 206 + [2] pp. The first leaves weakly browning otherwise clean and well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in nice contemporary full leather with coloured label and spine richly gilt, with goldlines on boards and all edges gilt. * Mistakenly plate no. 120 is placed before plate no. 119. Pierre Sonnerat [1748 - 1814] was a French naturalist and explorer, and he made several voyages to southeast Asia, and India and China from 1769 to 1781. The standard botanical author abbreviation Sonn. is applied to plants he described. His name is used in the specific name of the grey junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii). [Wikipedia].Nissen 885; Wood 577; Zimmer 596-597.

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        Histoire des Plantes Veneneuses de la Suisse, Contenant leur Description, leurs Mauvais Effets, sur les Hommes et sur les Animaux, avec leurs Antidotes

      Societe Litteraire & Typographique, Yverdon 1776 - xxix, 510 plus 8 p. errata. Three folding plates depicting plant features, edges rough, spotting. Folding table, headpieces, tailpieces. Spine chipped top and bottom, gilt scuffed, hinges torn at top, thin hole in rear centre edge, corners bumped. Owner's stamp on t.p., a few minor spots. A history of poisonous plants in Switzerland. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Den sindrige Herremands Don Quixote af Manchas Levnet og Bedrifter. Oversat efter det i Amsterdam og Leipzig 1755, udgivne spanske Oplag, af Charlotte Dorothea Biehl. 4 bind.

      Gyldendal, Kjøbenhavn 1776-77, første danske oversættelse. Portræt af forfatteren, 29 helsides kobberstukne illustrationer, samt træskårne vignetter i tekst, samtidigt halvlæder, lidt slidt på ryggene, lidt slidte hjørner og kanter, lidt gulnet og plettet Denne oversættelse regnes for Charlotte Dorothea Biehls betydeligste arbejde. Værket er forsynet med portræt af Cervantes og kobbere stukket af Chodowiecki, Haas, Preisler et al. »Det er et af den danske rokoko-bogkunsts bedste værker, trykt med smukke an

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        Silva or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in his Majesty's dominions: As It Was Delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th Day of October, 1662. Upon Occasion of certain queries propounded to that Illustrious Assembly, by the Honourable the Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy. Together with an Historical Account of the Sacredness and use of Standing Groves.

      York, Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley; T. Cadell; J. Robson; and T. Durham, London. W. Creech and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1776 Large4to. In contemporary full calf with black leather title-label with gilt lettering to spine. Gilt ornamentation to spine, forming 6 compartments. Front and back board loose. Overall wear and soiling to extremities. Two paper-labels with description of the work and two ex-libris [John Leigh Philips] pasted on to pasted down front end-paper. Waterstain affecting first 8 leaves, otherwise internally fine. [2 blanks], Frontiespiece, (54), 649, (10), [2 blanks] pp. + 40 copper-engraved plates by Johann Sebastian Muller, including one folding. [Keynes Evelyn 47 (calling for 39 plates); Henrey 137 (calls for 40 plates); Nissen BBI 615 (calling for 41 plates though almost all copies have 40)]. ¶ First Hunter edition, sixth overall, of this landmark work on forestry, one of the most influential texts ever published on the subject. The work shaped both the knowledge and the landscape of an entire nation throughout centuries."There can be no doubt that John Evelyn, both during his own lifetime and throughout the two centuries which have elapsed since his death in 1706, has exerted more individual influence, through his charming "Sylva", ... than can be ascribed to any other individual." (Nisbet, in the preface to the 1908 reprint of the 1706-edition).Apart from its pivotal importance to forestry, reforestration, the history of planting in Europe and the direct benefits from that, the book is famously the first book to be printed by the Royal Society, which had been founded in 1664 (the second being Robert Hooke's "Microscopia"). The book was a huge success and it became immensely influential, making Evelyn famous among his contemporaries - such as Pepys, Hooke, and Locke - as a horticultural pioneer . "If you take a stroll through one of the nation's long-established woodlands, there is a good chance its management was inspired, influenced or even instructed by John Evelyn's Sylva.Widely recognised as the first comprehensive study of UK trees, Sylva, or - to give its full title - A Discourse of Forest Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions, made its first public appearance in 1662 as a paper submitted to the newly formed Royal Society. Two years later, it was published as the Royal Society's first book and went on to not only shape people's knowledge but the landscape itself.And it was an instant success, proving popular beyond its intended audience of wealthy aristocratic landowners, who were urged by Evelyn to plant trees in order to replenish the nation's depleted timber stock.Four editions were produced during Evelyn's lifetime, and the book is still widely quoted and remains in print and freely available online 350 years after its first publication....He designed his first garden when he was 22 years old, two decades before he penned Sylva.It was as a young man, after deciding fighting as a Royalist in the Civil War was not the best career choice, that he travelled across Europe and became fascinated by the formal gardens of France and the expansive grounds of Italy.On his return to England, he continued his work in the garden of his home at Sayes Court in Deptford, South-East London.Being located near the Royal Dockyard on the Thames allowed Evelyn to experiment with newly arrived botanical delights, testing how the flora fared in his English country garden.His attention to detail, and the careful recording of his observations reflected the appetite for empirical evidence among the early pioneers of modern science. "He was one of the early fellows of the Royal Society, which was created in 1660 as a scientific organisation, and Evelyn had spoken with the fellows about his work in this area and it very much chimed with the Society's early objectives," explained Royal Society head librarian Keith Moore.What we do now will have a knock-on effect for generations to come Dr Gabriel Hemery, The New Sylva co-author:"Quite clearly, Evelyn's work in planting forest trees and harvesting the products from them - whether it was wood or apples - really hit the mark; it was exactly what the Royal Society was interested in at that time."And so the seeds of Sylva's success were planted, as landowners heeded Evelyn's advice."Of course, you have to remember that this was after the Civil War so trees across the nation had been denuded as part of the war effort but, as Evelyn himself says in the book, as a result of industrial activities - such as glass making - people were chopping down trees, therefore they had to be replaced," he told BBC News. "Also, he uses the phrase 'wooden walls' - [trees] were very important for the defence of the nation through ship building."...The lasting legacy of Evelyn's vision to sustain the nation's timber supplies was highlighted in 1812 when the book was republished as a call to arms to the nation's landowners as the Napoleonic Wars took their toll on timber supplies.And there were echoes of Evelyn in 1919, the year in which the UK's Forestry Commission was established to increase tree cover, which had fallen to just 5% as a result of the demand for timber during World War One.Today, trees are back in the headlines and on the political agenda. To coincide with the original book's 350th anniversary, two authors have written The New Sylva, a timely updated version for the 21st Century to highlight the strategic, economic and ecological importance of trees." (Mark Kinver, BBC News, Science & Environment: Trees: A personal and national legacy of Evelyn's Sylva. 2014)Graesse II, 535Pritzel, 2766.Kress 7209

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        John Hancock

      April 4, 1776. The letter reads: <I>"Dear Sir, Since my...I have not been favoured with any of yours, as Mr. Sharp...of selling your ship to the person that was about it. If you still incline to dispose of her, I will do all in my power to sell her for you, if you will let me know the lowest price you will take, perhaps as trade is now open I may meet with an opportunity . I hope you are thinking about a cannon for the ship, we shall have two as fine ship as any upon the Continent & think we shall be ready as soon if not sooner than many of the rest. Maj. Greeleaf & Crop's hearth are engaged in the Cause, they are very active & industrious. I find I shall want some more money immediately to keep...going, pray forward some directly. I hope the Marine Committee or Congress can give some orders immediately about the officers...the ships. It is high time it was done, I have many good men that offer themselves for service for some...where can I go to get a small army of cavalry. Your humble Serv't T. Cushing."</I> The endorsement <I>"Thomas Cushing 1776"</I> on the verso is in the hand of John Hancock, darkly signed. Quite light, has some restoration.

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        Bara de Alguacil Mayor de Alcábalas y Tercias Reales de Toledo y su Partido .

      1776. . 1776 - . . . 1 Vol. . 84 hojas pp. Folio. Pergamino de época. . Expediente manuscrito redactado por el escribano Felix Ortiz Parexa de la ciudad de Toledo en el que se trata de la venta de la vara de alguacil de dicha ciudad por Doña Juana Gómez, albacea y heredera del licenciado Francisco López, a favor de D. Jose Enriquez Rodríguez, vecino de la misma. En este interesante manuscrito se ventilan las obligaciones, prerrogativas y condiciones para detentar dicho cargo público. Muy buen estado de conservación .

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        Silva: or a Discourse of Forest Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty&#146;s Dominions.

      Printed by A.Ward for J. Dodsley. 1776 - pp., portrait frontis., [56], 649, 1 large fold-out table, index. Royal 4to. Collated and complete. With 40 copper-engraved plates (one being fold-out). Very minor amount of scattered foxing and off-setting, o/w. contents in near fine condition. Charming bookplate &#145;Elizabeth Newman&#146; to front paste-down. Original full-calf leather boards with gilt decorated fore-edges showing rubbing on corners, o/w. in thor. vg. condition. More recently, professionally re-spined - spine lettered in gilt with raised bands, all in thor. vg. condition. A very pleasing copy. Among his many other accomplishments, John Evelyn was well known for his knowledge of trees. &#145;Silva&#146; was written as an encouragement to landowners to plant trees to provide timber for England&#146;s burgeoning Navy. This edition was revised and added to by Alexander Hunter, a medical practioner and fellow of the Royal Society, who included many additional engravings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Diseases of Children, and Their Remedies

      T.Cadell, London 1776 - London, printed for T.Cadell, 1776. First edition. Octavo. [6], 364pp, [15]. The first academic work solely on the subject of Pediatric medicine with chapters on Smallpox and it's inoculation, Measles, Scarlet Fever, Vomiting, Jaundice, Worms etc etc. Bound in contemporary full calf. Professionally rebacked, with the original spine laid down and a new gilt-lettered spine label. Extremities of the binding a little rubbed. A clean copy of a scarce work, with the text block sound and the binding in good condition. NB The price of this item is negotiable dependent on your chosen payment method. Please feel free to make contact for further information on this item or on payment options. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Family Preacher.

      London: William Faden. 1776 - 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A splendid tall 18th century speckled calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and twin labels. Bellamy's major work, yet scarce with ESTC locating only 5 examples. From the library of the Farquharson family at Invercauld Castle. On the otherwise blank p.372 of volume II an elaborate manuscript copy of 12 lines of devotional poetry has been pasted in. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        B "Vue de la Rue dite la Mauer=Strasse, ainsi que de l'Eglise Bohèmienne prise du Coté de l'Eglise de la Sainte Trinité - Dediée à Son Excellence Monsieur le Comte de Zinzendorf et de Pottendorf, Envoyé Extra ordinaire à la Cour Royale de Prusse de S.A.El. de Saxe, par ses tres humbles Serriteurs Jean Morino & Compagnie".

      - altkol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1776, 47,5 x 70,5 Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 2; Kiewitz 1045; Rave Nr. 19. - 2. Zustand mit Dedication. - Blickrichtung von Norden nach Süden in die Mauerstraße hinein, mit der Böhmischen Kirche an der Straßenkrümmung hinten links. Mit breitem Rand und tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch

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        B "Vue de la Rue dite la Mauer=Strasse, ainsi que de l'Eglise Bohèmienne prise du Coté de l'Eglise de la Sainte Trinité - Dedieé à Son Excellence Monsieur le Comte de Zinzendorf et de Pottendorf, Envoyé Extra ordinaire a la Cour Royale de Prusse de S.A.El. de Saxe, par ses tres humbles Serriteurs Jean Morino & Compagnie".

      - altkol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1776, 47,5 x 70,5 Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 2; Kiewitz 1045; Rave Nr. 19. - 2. Zustand mit Dedication. - Blickrichtung von Norden nach Süden in die Mauerstraße hinein, mit der Böhmischen Kirche an der Straßenkrümmung hinten links. Mit restaurierten Rändern und hinterlegtem Einriß im unteren weissen Rand. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Fisionomie Possibili (parte prima). S.n.t., 1776.

      (Legato con:) Raccolta di teste, pensieri e prove d'acqua forte. In Parma, appresso Benigno Bossi, (1776 ca.), - Suite di due serie complete in cartone decorato d'epoca, astuccio in mezzo marocchino con titolo al dorso. Comprende: I) ''Fisionomie possibili'': 12 tavole numerate in alto a destra precedute dal frontespizio; tiratura pubblicata nel 1776 (ma contenente anche stampe datate 1775) probabilmente da Gioacchino Bettalli e C. a Milano, in Contrada del Cappello, n. 4031. II) ''Raccolta di teste.'' con titolo e 40 incisioni su 37 tavole. Si tratta di 5 scene di genere e di 47 ritratti in cui il Bossi ''.alle teste di maniera, quali di prevalenza venivano prodotte in quegli anni, volle evidentemente contrapporre le sue teste dal vero, notevoli per la loro icasticità e puntualizzazione espressiva'' (DBIt XIII, pp. 290-293). Queste incisioni vennero stampate più volte nel corso degli anni e variamente riunite, con varianti, in volumi dai titoli diversi (Raccolta di teste inventate,disegnate ed incise da B. B.; Fisionomie possibili; Prove all'Acquaforte; Miscellanea; Trofei, ecc.) per confluire poi nelle ''Opere varie''. Il Bossi (1727-1792) fu incisore, stuccatore e pittore. Formatosi in Germania sotto la guida di Anton Raphael Mengs e Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, rientrò in Italia nel 1757 prima a Milano poi a Parma al servizio della corte. Ottimo esemplare estremamente fresco. Alcune incisioni sono0 descritte del bertelà ai nn. 35-108. Le Blanc, I, p. 483, n. 129-140 e n. 64-103. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Partie Meridionale de la Russie Europeenne ou sont distinguees exactament toutes le Provinces d'apres le detail de l'Atlas Russien.

      Venezia: Francesco Santini presso i Remondini. Sd (ma 1776 circa) - Incisione su rame all'acquaforte e bulino in due fogli uniti di mm 652 x 490.Bella vergata veneziana. Filigrana "R". Ottimo foglio a larghi margini. Titolo entro ricco cartiglio in alto a destra. Toponimi e descrizioni geografiche nella mappa. Proveniente da: "Atlas universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes", Venezia 1776. Gli Atlanti stampati da Francesco Santini, che, come indicato spesso nelle carte, teneva bottega a Santa Giustina, nel Sestiere di Castello, riutilizzano le lastre incise dai migliori geografi francesi dell'epoca. 18mo secolo

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        Der Leitungs-Faden Zu Dem Chymischen und Alchymischen Labyrinth, um sicher darinnen zugehen / durch das Licht der Erfahrung / alle Hand-Arbeiten und Griffe die in dieser Kunst erfordert werden / mit neuen schönen Erfindungen / und einigen sehr nützlichen Geheimnüssen versehen / auch alle definitiones begreiffende. Allen hohen Potentaten [...] wie auch andern würdigen Liebhabern der hermetischen Kunst / zu sonderbahrem Nutzen / und um die Verwendung der Zeit / und vieler Tausenden in Sudlereyen zuverhüten zur Neuen Jahres-Gabe. Dem öffentlichen Druck übergeben / Durch Den aller hier beschriebenen Arbeiten / durch zwantzig Jährige Erfahrung practicirten und gereisten Pilgram. Erste u. einzige Ausg.

      35 [unpaginierte] Bll., mit 1 Vignette, Kl.-8, Neueres Halbpergament mit Rückenschild Ferguson II, S.20. - Eine weitere Aufl. erschien in: "Schröders Neue Sammlung der Bibliothek für [...] Chemie", 1776, II. - Fast durchgängig etwas braunfleckig letztes (weißes) Bl. mit Anmerkungen von alter Hand, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Carte du Territoire de Bergame suivant le Plan dressé sur les lieux.

      "Mappa regionale del territorio di Bergamo e dintorni; è una più dettagliate della regione pubblicata nella metà del XVIII secolo. Cartiglio decorativo con il titolo nell'angolo in basso a destra e notevoli dettagli topografici. La mappa è stata pubblicata per la prima volta in ""Atlas Universel dresse sur les meuilleures cartes modernes"" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784." "Scarce regional map of the Territory of Bergamo and environs. Decorative title cartouche in the bottom right corner. First published in ""Atlas Universel dresses sur les meuilleures cartes modernes"" printed in Venice between 1776 and 1784."

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        A Bird eye View of the Territory raised by Volcanick Esplosions, and which the Ancients comprehended under the name of Campi Phlegrei.

      "Veduta tratta dal celebre "Campi Phlegraei. Observations on the Volcanos of the two Sicilies as They have been communicated to the Royal Society of London" . Il diplomatico e archeologo britannico sir William Douglas Hamilton (1730-1803), fu, tra il 1764 e la fine del XVIII secolo, ambasciatore inglese presso la corte di Napoli. Appassionato vulcanologo, tra il 1776 e il 1779 realizzò, insieme al pittore Pietro Fabris, "Campi Phlegraei", un'opera monumentale in due volumi. Pubblicata per la prima volta a Napoli tra il 1776 ed il 1779 con testo bilingue (inglese e francese) perché destinata ai viaggiatori del Grand Tour, questo celeberrimo e raffinato capolavoro figurativo del XVIII secolo è reso possibile dalla cultura e dal mecenatismo di William Hamilton, e dall'arte raffinata del pittore paesaggista Pietro Fabris autore delle 59 magnifiche incisioni colorate a tempera. Unanimemente considerato un capolavoro editoriale ed uno dei libri più belli di tutto il Settecento, i Campi Phlegraei di Hamilton sono una pietra miliare sia nel campo dell'arte dell'illustrazione, sia nell'ambito della ricerca geofisica e vulcanologica. Il nome ""Campi Flegrei"", ovvero ""terre bruciate dal fuoco"", indica la vasta zona che comprende Napoli e i suoi dintorni, caratterizzata sin dall'antichità da vivace attività vulcanica. Difatti, il Vesuvio e le sue spettacolari eruzioni, e i luoghi che lo circondano, sono i protagonisti indiscussi di questa opera. Tuttavia, va rimarcato fin da subito che l'attenta ricerca vulcanologica condotta da Hamilton coinvolse anche altri vulcani del sud Italia, in particolare quelli delle Eolie e l'Etna, cui egli volle dedicare tavole e commenti. Del modernissimo approccio di Hamilton all'indagine scientifica, che rese l'opera un testo rivoluzionario nell'ambito della vulcanologia, ci parla lui stesso nella lettera introduttiva dei Campi Phlegraei, indirizzata a Sir John Pringle, presidente della Royal Society di Londra, di cui Sir William era membro dal 1766. A differenza dei naturalisti del passato, le cui teorie erano state per lo più elaborate a tavolino, secondo Hamilton, apostolo della mentalità illuminista, la natura deve essere studiata con accurate e approfondite osservazioni dal vivo, che vanno poi raccontate nel modo più fedele e comprensibile. Quindi, il testo dei Campi Phlegraei, costituito dalla serie di lettere inviate da Hamilton alla Royal Society tra il 10 giugno 1766 e il primo ottobre 1779, è sostanzialmente una cronaca dettagliatissima delle sue numerose ascensioni al Vesuvio ed escursioni alle zone limitrofe, attraverso la quale egli registrò ogni fenomeno vulcanico degno di rilievo e pervenne all'innovativa e fondamentale conclusione che l'attività dei vulcani ha un impatto determinante sulla superfice terrestre e sul modellamento del paesaggio. Nella medesima lettera a Pringle, Hamilton descrive anche la genesi delle spettacolari tavole che adornano l'opera e la storia editoriale del libro. Fedele alla sua moderna metodologia scientifica, egli desiderava che la sua relazione fosse accompagnata da immagini che riproducessero in modo preciso e particolareggiato quanto da lui osservato. Commissionò il lavoro a Pietro Fabris, da lui definito ""a most ingenious and able artist"", e gli chiese di disegnare ogni località vulcanica visitata, oltre a campioni di rocce vulcaniche e a particolari eruzioni, come quelle del Vesuvio avvenute a cavallo tra il 1760 e il 1761, nella notte del 20 ottobre 1767 e dell'11 maggio 1771, e nell'agosto 1779, che è oggetto dell'intero Supplement ai Campi Phlegraei. Hamilton supervisionò direttamente l'opera di Fabris, che lo accompagnava nelle sue escursioni. Infatti, i due uomini sono ritratti in molte tavole, il primo con un cappotto rosso, il secondo in blu. Pienamente soddisfatto del lavoro dell'artista, eseguito con ""the uttermost fidelity"" e ""as much taste as exactness"", Hamilton decise che quanto aveva inizialmente richiesto per sua personale soddisfazione fosse invece pubblicato a beneficio di un più vasto uditorio. Affidò nuovamente l'impresa a Fabris e se ne accollò le ingenti spese, richiedendo che le tavole riproducessero i disegni originali ""with such delicacy and perfection, as scarcely to be distinguished from the original drawings themselves"". Ciascuna della 54 tavole dei Campi Phlegraei e delle 5 tavole del Supplement è accompagnata da una pagina di didascalie che descrivono con esattezza scientifica ogni dettaglio raffigurato da Fabris. In molte didascalie, Hamilton volle anche aggiungere quale fosse lo scopo di quella determinata tavola e cosa desiderasse dimostrare attraverso di essa. Incisione in rame, meravigliosa coloritura coeva a tempera, in perfetto stato di conservazione." "Plate taken from "Campi Phlegraei. Observations on the Volcanos of the two Sicilies as They have been communicated to the Royal Society of London". Naples: sold by Pietro Fabris, 1776-1779. Although Hamilton's Observations on Mount Vesuvius (published by the Royal Society in 1772) was well-received at the time and ran to three editions, the Campi Phlegraei is the best known of Hamilton's four works on volcanic activity, and ""provided a clearer, more precise and useful explanation of volcanic activity than ever published before, which underlined Hamilton's own theories about volcanoes being creative forces and enabled him to answer in one publication the lists of questions about volcanoes and rocks he had been receiving from correspondents all over Europe. Its publication in French and English provided it with a market not only in his own country but throughout Europe as well, and an international audience for a British discovery"" (Jenkin and Sloan). Pietro Fabris (fl.1756-1784), an artist living in Naples, was commissioned and trained by Hamilton to sketch the volcanoes of southern Italy. In four years Hamilton climbed Vesuvius at least twenty-two times, sometimes at great risk, since both he and Fabris wished to make sketches at every stage of the eruptions (the figures of Hamilton, often wearing a red coat, and Fabris, in blue, appear in the plates). The plates are so opaquely colored that the engraved base beneath is hardly visible: indeed, Hamilton himself describes them as ""executed with such delicacy and perfection, as scarcely to be distinguished from the original drawings themselves"" (Part I, p. 6). Hamilton then asked Fabris to undertake the publication of his letters to the Royal Society, to be illustrated by engravings after the original drawings. Fabris was the sole distributor of the work, which was originally published at 60 Neapolitan ducats for Part I and Part II; the price of the Supplement is not recorded. Copperplate with fine original colour, mint condition." Brunet III, 31 ("Ouvrage curieux et bien exicut"); ESTC T71231 (parts I-II); I. Jenkins and K. Sloan Vases and Volcanoes (London: 1996), "Catalogue" 43; Lewine p.232; Lowndes II, p.989.

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