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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.

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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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        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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        A compleat treatise on perspective, in theory and practice; on the tru

      1776. MALTON, Thomas. A Compleat Treatise on Perspective, in Theory and Practice; on the True Principles of Dr. Brook Taylor... [12], 296, [8] pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and 48 numbered, mostly folding engravings, five with moveable parts. London: Printed for the author, and sold by Messrs. Robson, et al., 1778. BOUND WITH: An Appendix, or Second Part, to the Compleat Treatise on Perspective. Containing a Brief History of Perspective... [4], 160, 8 pp. Illustrated with 10 full page engraved fold-out plates, one with movable parts. Folio, 360 x 225 mm, bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, red morocco spine label. London: Printed for the author, and sold by Messrs. Robson, et al., 1783. |~||~||~||~||~||~| Second Edition, bound with the later printed Appendix. A fine copy of Thomas Malton's work on perspective, written as a guide for painters and artists. As recounted in an 8 page article bound at the end of the Appendix entitled 'A True Case, Between the Author, of a Late Publication, his Printers and Paper Merchants,' the edition of 1776 was one of the 300 copies delivered to subscribers before the rest were destroyed in the printer's fire of 2 Mar. 1776. 'An appendix, or second part' was published in 1783, delayed seven years because of the fire. Malton's Compleat Treatise on Perspective, is one of the special genre of scientific books to possess illustrations with "cut-out" parts or folding moveable flaps. Five of the forty-six engravings have tipped-on diagrams meant to be folded into geometrical figures, much like John Dee's Euclid (1570) and/or Cowley's Theory of Perspective Demonstrated (1765-6). The present work was widely used during the eighteenth century by British artists and painters as the basic text on perspective. Nearly all of Malton's illustrations demonstrate use of perspective as it pertains to artistic representation in painting, drawing, and engraving. Specifically, he offers techniques for portraying perspective in rendering interior spaces, as well as for furniture (bookcases, desks, chairs, organs), shadows from candle light, carriages with moving wheels, domes and ceilings, stairwells, opened windows and doors, buildings (Queen's Palace St James Park, the Royal Hospital, and St. Paul's Covent Garden), Doric arcades, Ionic capitals, vases, cubes, curvilinear objects, vanishing points of tiled floors, globes and spheres, etc. The plates were engraved by the author, Peter Mazell, Tobias Miller (i.e. Mueller), Anker Smith, and Joseph Colyer, all after Malton. Malton's text is divided into four books: Book One discusses light and colour, theory of vision, and chapters on reflection, transparency, and refraction; Book Two focuses on the Theory of Perspective; Book Three on the Practice of Perspective, and Book Four contains observations on light and shade, shadows, and reflected light on water, in mirrors, etc. This copy has some light spotting, some of the fore-edges of the folding plates a bit ragged, one with a professional repair, front hinge professionally strengthened else a fresh, fine copy. Rare thus. Not in Millard, Fowler, Harris, Berlin Katalog. Listed only once in Weinreb Architectural catalogues: Catalogue 1, no. 101 (1961). Blau & Kaufmann, Architecture and Its Image 28.

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      NYON AINÉ 1776 - LA CAILLE NICOLAS-LOUIS, ABBE DE. JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DU VOYAGE FAIT AU CAP DE BONNE ESPERANCE. PRECEDE D'UN DISCOURS SUR LA VIE DE L'AUTEUR; SUIVI DE REMARQUES ET DE REFLEXIONS SUR LES COUTUMES DES HOTTENTOTS ET DES HABITANTS DU CAP. PARIS, NYON AINÉ, 1776. In-12 (17x12cm), veau blond marbré époque, dos lisse orné de filets et motifs floraux dorés, pièce de titre, tranches marbrées, XXXVI- 380pp.-2ff., Figures dans le texte et une carte dépliante. L&#146;auteur décrit d&#146;une manière précise les m&#156;urs des noirs et des blancs, des coutumes bizarres de toutes les classes de la société. Sa mission lui donnant une autorité indiscutable, il en profite pour réunir toutes les observations possibles. Il reçut ensuite l4ordre d&#146;inventorier l&#146;Ile de Bourbon, l&#146;ile de l&#146;Ascension, l&#146;Ile de France dont il fait une excellente description donnant de nombreux détails historiques ainsi qu&#146;une relation curieuse des nègres et du marronnage dans la foret. Avec la carte dépliante qu&#146;il manque souvent et trois figures dans le texte. Bel exemplaire. The Abbe Nicolas-louis de la Caille arrived at the cape on april 1751. After he stopped in Brazil. In his journal, he gives a precise description of Rio De Janeiro. The Cape, Island of Bourbon and Asension with referencies to his account of the customs of the Hottentots and other inhabitants of the Cape. In-12°, Calf contemporary binding, 17x10cm, Gilf back folding map and 3 plates. Very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round The World, In the Years MDCCCL, I, II, III, IV, By GEORGE ANSON, Esq; Afterwords Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from his Papers and Materials, by Richard Walter. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-two Copper-Plates. The Fifteenth Edition. [Compiled by Richard Walter].

      London. Printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, . 1776. - thick 4to, tall copy, 28.2cm, xx,417,[2]p., with 42 copper-engraved large folding plates, (mainly plate illustrations inc. (maps & charts), in contemporary full tree calf, full gilt spine panels, border and centre devices, crushed crimson morocco label gilt, gilt borders on the boards, marbled endpapers, the boards are slightly bowed toward the front edge, upper hinge started along the top for about 3" but the hinge is sound, a very good to fine copy attractively bound in antique tree calf binding. (cgc) This is the official account of Anson's voyage. England, at war with Spain in 1739, equipped eight ships under the command of George Anson to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America, for the purpose of cutting off Spanish supplies of wealth from the Pacific area. The Spanish fleet sent out to oppose the British ran into storms; provisions ran out and many ships were wrecked. Anson continued taking prizes off the Pacific coast during 1741-42, and in June, 1743, captured the Manila galleon and its treasure of &#156;400,000 sterling. According to the DNB (v. 16), "Lord Anson, who was a friend and patron of [Benjamin] Robins, after returning from the voyage around the world in the Centurion, appears to have entrusted to Robins, for revision, the account of the voyage which had been compiled from the journals by his chaplain, Richard Walter. There has been considerable dispute as to whether Robins or Walter wrote the book. . . ." it is probable that Robins revised and edited the work, wrote an introduction, and added dissertations. He was also entrusted with the second volume, containing the nautical observations. He took the manuscript with him to India, and when he died in that country, it could not be found (cf. DNB). This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel. Anson's voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century. The official account was preceded by a number of unauthorized accounts. Several of these are in the Hill Collection: among the various accounts of the wreck of one of Anson's ships, the Wager, see, e.g., John Bulkeley, John Byron, Alexander Campbell, and Isaac Morris; narratives from officers aboard the Centurion are found under John Philips and Pascoe Thomas; and three unauthorized accounts were published under the title A Voyage to the South Seas. . . . The official account by Richard Walter also appears in the collection of English circumnavigators edited by David Laing Purves (q.v.), as well as in modern editions, among them the scholarly version edited by Glyndn Williams, 1974 (see below, under Richard Walter), and the adaptation by Leslie Anson Wilcox (q.v.), 1970. - Hill. Collection of Pacfic Voyages, 1817-1820. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l`église des évêques-princes de Strasbourg, depuis la fondation de l`évéché jusqu`a nos jours

      Strasbourg, François Levrault, 1776-1778. - 5 Bll., 436, LXXXII SS., 7 Bll., 1 gest. Portait-Frontisp., gest. Titelvign., gest. Zierleisten und Vignetten, 3 gef. genealog. Tabellen; XXXI, 372 SS., S. LXXXIII-CCCXXXII schöne Exemplare, Cioranescu 31827. Hoefer XXI, 644. MNE II, 275. - Erste Ausgabe. - Umfasst den Zeitraum bis 965, ein dritter Band erschien erst 1862. Enthalt in einem Anhang zahlreiche Urkunden, die dem Beleg von Grandidiers Geschichtsschreibung dienten, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 4° [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Philosophy of Rhetoric (2 Vol )

      London: W. Strahan, 1776. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good +/No Dustjacket. leather darkened at spine and around edges but very little rubbing, some bumping, binding very tight, little to no foxing and toning internally, xv page preface/contents in first volume, plus 511 pages (with errata list), volume two 445 pages, six compartment spine with gilt tooling, bookplates on fep of each volume.

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        Antologia poetica italiana, 1 e 2 tomo

      copertina rigida Carlo Lidolfo Hoffmann, 1776-1777. 2 volumi. Legatura in mezza pelle, con titoli e fregi impressi in oro al dorso.

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        Nicols moralische Versuche : Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, Bd. 1-5 (komplett).

      Bamberg ; Würzburg : Göbhardt , 1776 - Bd. 1: 5 Bl., 534 S.; Bd. 2: 3 Bl., 338 S.; Bd. 3: 3 Bl., 346 S.; Bd. 4: 3 Bl., 478 S.; Bd. 5: 4 Bl., 486 S., 19,5 x 12 cm, Pappeinbände der Zeit berieben, leicht fleckig, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Bd. 3 mit durchgehendem Wasserfleck, Bd. 1 u. 3 erste Seiten obere Ecke leicht beschädigt. Erster Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, vom ersten Sonntage des Advents bis zur Aschermittwoche, in sich hält; Zweiter Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, von der Aschermittwoche bis zum Sonnabende der dritten Fastenwoche in sich hält; Dritter Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, von dem Sonnabende der dritten Fastenwoche bis zum ersten Sonntage nach Ostern in sich hält; Vierter Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, vom ersten Sonntage nach Ostern bis zum zehenden Sonntage nach Pfingsten in sich hält; Fünfter Band: Welcher moralische Betrachtungen über die Episteln und Evangelien, vom eilften Sonntage nach Pfingsten bis zum ersten Sonntage des Advents; wie auch moralische Gedanken über die Geheimnisse Jesu Christi, in sich hält; Nicole (1625-1695) Sprache: deu

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