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      París. 1776. 2h+XXXII+370Pág+2h. 20x13. Arte del Pintor, Dorador, Barnizador. Felix Watin contribuyo al sistema de Lacar considerandose su Obra la mejor del siglo XVIII. Bellíssima Obra. Ref 8.6 Biblioteca A.

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        Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty

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

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        Mappa von dem Lande ob der Enns. So auf Allerhöchsten Befehl Sr. Roemisch Kaiserl. Koenigl. Apostolischen Majestät Joseph II. in dem Jahr 1781 reducirt und in Kupfer gestochen. [183 x 212 cm. Maßstab 1: 86.400.]

      Kupferstich in 11 Blättern à 15 Segmente und 1 Blatt à 8 Segmente, auf Leinen aufgezogen. In zwei Schubern der Zeit. Ständische Karte von Oberösterreich. Eines von 50 Exemplaren. - Schuber mit starken Gbrsp. - "Die Josephinische Landesaufnahme war zum alleinigen Gebrauch für die oberste Heeresleitung bestimmt und unterlag somit der strengsten Geheimhaltung. Als daher 1776 der Landeshauptmann von Oberösterreich an den Präsidenten des Hofkriegrates des Ersuchen stellte, für die Stände des Landes gegen Ersatz aller Kosten ein Kopie der obderennsischen Aufnahmeblätter anfertigen zu lassen, konnte dem nicht entsprochen werden. Vier Jähre später jedoch gab Kaiser Joseph II. die Einwilligung... unter strengen Sicherheitsbestimmungen ... die ganze Arbeit und folglich die zum Nachstechen erhaltende Zeichnungen, dann die Pausirblätter geheim zu halten ... auch den Ständen wurden vom Kaiser gewisse Vorschriften gemacht, ... nicht unter allen Mitgliedern ohne Unterschied vertheilet werden, damit Meiner schon erklärten Gesinnung gemäß diese Karte nicht in fremde Hände komme ... Planmäßig nach vier Jahren (1787) war die mühevolle Arbeit vollendet... Durch die mitunter stark überzeichnete und mit allzu bizarren Bergformen ausgestattete perspektivische Geländedarstellung erhielt die Karte zwar einen mehr bildhaften Charakter, verlor jeodch, wie man es ja beabsichtigt hatte, an konkreter Aussagekraft. An topographischen und thematische Detail enthält die Karte gelegentlich fast zu viel, so daß die Schrift, für die ein eigener Stecher (F. Müller) verpflichtet worden war, im allgemeinen ziemlich klein gehalten werden mußte." ( Dörflinger-Wagner-Wawrik, S. 184f.) - Schöne kräftige Abzüge, ein Blatt etw. vergilbt. - Extrem selten.

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        Rußland. Beschreibung aller Nationen des rußischen Reiches, ihrer Lebensart, Religion, Gebräuche, Wohnungen, Kleidungen und übrigen Merkwürdigkeiten.

      2 in 1 Band. Mit 2 kolorierten gest. Frontispices von Schoenberg, 7 Textkupfern von C. M. Roth und 1 gestochenen Notenbeispiel. 2 Bll., XII, 3 Bll., 84 S, 1 Bl., SS. (85) - 271: Tit., SS. (273) - 396, 1 Bl., SS. (397) - 530 (recte 520), 5 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. 26 x 21 cm. Colas 1225 Engelmann 857 Henze II, 334 Hiler 365 vgl. Cox I, 197, Howgego I, G36 u. Lipperh. Kaa 10-12 nicht bei Fekula. - Seltene zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1776-80 in St. Petersburg erschienenen Werks. Der deutsche Geograph, Chemiker und Botaniker Johann Gottlieb Georgi (1729 - 1802) nahm an zwei Expeditionen durch Sibirien teil. Auf der zweiten Reise mit Pallas interessierte er sich besonders für die erd- und völkerkundlichen Aspekte. Dabei nahm er die erste wissenschaftliche Untersuchung des Baikalsees vor, den er umfuhr und kartographierte. Unter den zahlreichen beschriebenen Völkern auch Finnen und Lappen. Die beiden schönen kolorierten Tafeln zeigen insgesamt 39 verschiedene Trachten die großen Vignetten mit Szenen aus dem Leben der Einheimischen. - Rücken mit unauffälligen kleinen Restaurierungen, Deckenbezüge tls. berieben.

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

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

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        Album lithographique (Privatalbum). 19 Orig.-Lithographien.

      Quer-4, 19 Taf. , OLwd., Berieben, Seidenhemdchen etwas stockfleckig, Lithos min. fingerfleckig sonst sauber. Unterschiedliche Künstler, meist im Stein signiert. Jean Lubin VAUZELLE (1776 - 1837, Constant Bourgeois (1767-1841), Carle Vernet (1758-1836), Thiénon, Claude (1772-1846), Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), Jean-Baptiste Aubry-Lecomte (1797-1858) Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782-1871). Unterschiedliche Sujets: Landschaften, Araber, Antike, von Redouté - eine Rose, Kirchgang, Prähistorische Jagd, Schöne Schäferin, Römisches Paar beim Kulturgenuss, Mutter mit Kind auf Esel, Antike Löwenjagd, Kreuzritter in den armen einer orientalischen Dame, Arabischer Feldherr.

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        The Gentleman Farmer. Being an Attempt to improve Agriculture, By subjecting it to the Test of Rational Principles

      - Three engraved plates. xxvi (i.e. xxiv), 409 pp., one leaf of ads. 8vo, cont. calf (covers a little stained), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Edinburgh: W. Creech & T. Cadell, 1776. First edition. Home (1696-1782), a leading judge in Scotland and the author of several legal and agricultural works, counted James Boswell (who had an affair with Home's daughter Jean), David Hume, Adam Smith, and Benjamin Franklin as friends. In 1766, Home's wife inherited the estate Blair Drummond in Perthshire. "This estate was to provide a focus of Kames's quest for agricultural improvement, setting in train a scheme to clear moss land of its unproductive top layers of moss and peat. His enthusiasm for improvement bore fruit with the publication of a 400-page tome, The Gentleman Farmer, in 1776. This book offered both an attempt to bring together agricultural change and technique into a coherent theoretical system and some very practical observations based on experience about crops, rotations, buildings, and stock. He observed how much progress there had been, and how very different the condition of agriculture in Scotland was from forty years previously, but called for the creation of a board for improving agriculture: centralized direction had benefited the linen industry, and would, in his view, do the same for agriculture."-ODNB. Nice fresh copy. ? Fussell, II, pp. 108-10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historie der Stad en Meyerye van

      Utrecht: J. van Schoonhoven en Comp., 1776 First edition. 4 volumes. 8vo. (2), xxxvi, 546, (1); (4), 546, (1); iv, 469, (1); iv, 338, 98 pp. Contemporary uniform marbled calf. Gilt spines with 5 raised bands. Illustrated with an allegorical frontispiece by Maurer en Fritschius, a half-page copper engraving by Everts with a portrait of the regent preceding the dedication tot Willem V. In volume 2 a copper engraving of Antony Schets, Baron van Grobbendonck, the Gouverneur of 's-Hertogenbosch from 1601 until 1629, also by Everts en Fritschius. In the same volume also the foldout copper engraving (51 x 31 cm) 'Gezigt der Markt te 's-Hertogenbosch, met het gevegt tusschen de Burgery, en het Schermers Gilde den 1 Juli 1579 voorgevallen' (this engraving by Everts en De Huyser with a minimal and skillfully restored tear. Fine set. First edition of an 18th-century standard work on the history of 's-Hertogenbosch. For a full description and more images please visit: .

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        [The Advancement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, or a Description of the useful Machines and Models contained in the Depository of the Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. Illustrated by Designs on 55 Copper Plates]

      [London, printed and sold by the Author, at the Society's Office, 1776] In-folio, demi-basane, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés, pièces de titre et d'auteur rouges, papier peigné sur les plats, tranches mouchetées, reliure ancienne, atlas seul, sans le texte, comprenant 55 très belles planches gravées sur cuivre, dont une dépliante. Restaurations discrètes des coiffes, l'intérieur est très frais, sans rousseurs, bel ex. Cet ouvrage est rare, il est le premier à être consacré aux machines agricoles. Notre exemplaire appartient à la seconde édition, la première fut publiée en 1772. Un supplément sera publié ultérieurement par cet auteur. Il témoigne de l'essor ptodigieux que connut l'industrie au XVIIIe s. en Angleterre, avec son foisonnement d'inventions plus étonnantes les unes que les autres. Provenance: bibliothèque de Sir George Schuckburgh, avec son ex-libris armorié.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union S.A.R.L.]
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        Abvlfedae Descriptio Aegypti, Arabice Et Latine. Ex Codice Parisiensi Edidit, Latine Vertit, Notas Adiecit, Ioannes David Michaelis, Stellae Polaris Eqves, Regis M. Britanniae Consiliarivs Avlicvs, Et Professor Philosophiae Goettingensis.

      Goettingae : Dieterich, 1776 - 28, 134, 36 p. Good. Worn cover. Title and front paper with replaced part at bottom (ca. 4 cm). Notes on title and front paper. Otherwise clean pages, very slightly foxed paper. With Arab and Latin Text. la Gewicht in Gramm: 650 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Minutemen document signed

      1776 - (AMERICAN REVOLUTION). Minutemen document signed. Newbury [Massachusetts]: April 11, 1775. One sheet of paper, 6-1/4 by 5-3/4 inches, manuscript in ink on recto and verso. $9200.Very scarce and desirable receipt signed by 11 minutemen in Newbury, Massachusetts, on April 11, 1775, an intriguing artifact of the Revolutionary War era.The document reads "Received of Capt. Gerrish by the hand of Mr. Eliphalet Kilbon the sum affixed to our respective names in the within, Newbury, April 11, 1775" and is signed by John Cheney, Oliver Goodridge, Abraham Sawyer, Abner Woodman, John Carneige, Jedediah Currier, Nath. Pearson, Nathan Adams, Jacob Hale, John Noyes, and Enoch Boynton. Several of these names are penned on the verso, in a uniform hand, with payment amounts noted next to each man's name.Massachusetts was officially declared to be in a state of rebellion in February, 1775. In late March of 1775, John Hancock, president of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, "declaring that the people of Massachusetts were threatened by a powerful army, formally called upon them to prepare to defend themselves to the uttermost. Certain units of the Massachusetts militia were designated as minutemen, and instructed to go into swift action in the event that Gage's troops came out of Boston on the offensive" (Alden, A History of the American Revolution, 173). The British garrison attempted to act on its orders to disarm the rebels and arrest their leaders, especially Hancock and Samuel Adams, which led to the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, scarcely more than a week after this particular pay receipt was signed. Faint fold lines, mild edge-wear, archival tape reinforcement in three places on verso. An extremely good and scarce Revolutionary War document. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Principes de la législation universelle.

      Marc-Michel Rey, Amsterdam 1776 - 2 vol. in-8 de XX-389-(3) pp. et (4)-474-(2) pp., demi-veau havane, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale, seule publiée. « Doctrine plus agrarienne que populationniste, très proche de celle des physiocrates : population, société domestique, la propriété et la liberté, les biens et les richesses, le luxe, la subordination dans la société, l'impôt, le commerce, la guerre. Conclusion : les sources de la félicité sont la propriété, la liberté et la sûreté ; « les indices les plus clairs de la félicité d'un pays sont donc une agriculture florissante, une population nombreuse et aisée, la liberté et l'habitude de l'instruction et enfin une paix durable et rarement interrompue » (INED). Conseiller de la cour ducale de Saxe-Weimar, Georg Ludwig Schmid (Avenstein 1720-1805) entretint des relations avec Voltaire, Diderot, d'Alembert. Très bon exemplaire ; petit départ de fente aux mors. INED, 4116 ; Einaudi, A.867 ; inconnu de Kress. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoires pour servir à la connoissance des affaires politiques et économiques du royaume de Suède jusqu'a la fin de la 1775me année. 2 vols.

      Londres (i.e. Dresden) 1776. (4),X,(2)1-172, (2),173-432+(4) pp., engraved titlevignettes (the first is a portrait of Gustav III) + 2 engraved plates (various orders) + 29 folding plates with printed tables: nr. 1 - 42 B, bound in one contemporary a littl. Presentation copy from the author to D. Willisch, 1779. The author stayed several years in Sweden as secretary with the ''Chur-Sachsiske legation'', and was later Ober-Rechnungs-Rath in Dresden, NBG VIII,545, Weller - Druckorte 201, Kress 7196, Warmholtz 67. 16022534

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        Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, From the Surrender of the Government to Queen Anne, on the 17th Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord 1702, to the 14th Day of January 1776

      Burlington: Printed by Isaac Collins, Printer to the King, for the Province of New Jersey, 1776. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. [2], viii, 493pp., 6pp. Index, 6pp. Ordinance Chancery Fees, 4pp. "A Table for the Publick Acts in Force", 4pp. "A Table of the Publick Acts Disallowed, Expired, Obsolete and Repealed.", 3pp. A Table of the Private Acts, 15pp. Index to the Principal Matters, [1]. Binding is professionally recased. New brownish marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and joints. Spine has 6 raised bands, gilt lines, and gilt stamped title on red morroco leather label. New front and rear paste downs and front and rear end sheets. Last blank end sheet chipped. Small period ink inscription written above "Slaves" in the "Index to the Principal Matters." Evans 14911; Sabin 53046.

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        Catalogue raisonné de la Collection de Livres de M Pierre Antoine Crevenna, Négociant à Amsterdam

      Engraved vignettes on titles & numerous engraved head- & tail-pieces throughout. Six vols. Large 4to, cont. half-calf & boards (boards with some wear or rubbing, Vol. III with some dampstaining and mildew - now dormant - towards end), spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. [Amsterdam]: 1776. A nice set of this rare and famous catalogue, privately printed in three hundred copies; it is one of the most highly appreciated 18th-century catalogues of a private library. Crevenna (d. 1792), a passionate and scholarly Italian bibliophile from Milan, spent most of his life in Amsterdam where he assembled his collections, rich in rare and excellent editions of the Greek and Latin classics and other important books and MS. including over 1000 incunabula, books printed by the Aldine and other presses, and important groups of Italian and French literature. By trade, he was a tobacco merchant who married Antoinetta Maria Bolongaro, the daughter of a very wealthy Italian merchant also living in Amsterdam. Assisted by his librarian, the Milanese author Carl'Andrea Oltolina, he himself compiled this richly annotated catalogue, well-known for its many learned bibliographical notes. The catalogue also serves as an early catalogue of autograph MSS. The last volume comprises extensive indices, including incunabula arranged according to date, a list of the Greek and Latin authors, chronological lists of books printed by Aldus, the Giunti, Gryphius and others. Very good and large set with all the errata leaves. Two spine labels partly flaked away and one head-cap a little chipped. From the library of Duke Albrecht of Saxe-Teschen with his characteristic binding style and endpapers. ? Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 593-"Ouvrage recherché, assez rare; les descriptions des premières éditions y sont faites avec grand soin." Peignot, p. 92-"Excellent ouvrage, assez rare, les descriptions des premières éditions y sont faites avec exactitude. On y relève quelquefois Debure." Pollard & Ehrman, Table XXXII. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 8-"Crevenna assembled a gentleman's library of expensive standard works and, as the preface relates, took much pleasure in the task. The catalogue lists more than a thousand incunabula and was important for that reason in a time before the appearance of larger and better bibliographies" (& see pp. 100, 129, 135, & 238).

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        Des Herrn Göthe sämtliche Wercke. 3 Bände in 1. Titel, 240 S.; Titel, 174 S. (die S. 78/79 übersprungen und 81/82 doppelt pag.), 1 w. Bl.; 135 S. Hübscher Halblederbd im Stil d. Z. auf 4 erhabenen Bünden mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung.

      Biel, Heilmann, 1775-1776. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Sammlung von Goethes Schriften überhaupt. Sie geht noch der Himburgschen voraus, die lange als die erste galt. Mit dem höchst seltenen dritten Band, der sowohl der Sammlung Kippenberg als auch in der Speck-Collection fehlt. Die Sammlung enthält: Götz von Berlichingen; Clavigo; Werther; Stella; Götter, Helden und Wieland; Erwin und Elmire. Ein Schweizer Verleger war es, der Goethes Bedeutung erkannte und noch vor einem deutschen Verleger – wenn auch ohne Rechte – diese Ausgabe veranstaltete. Niklaus Heilmann (1739-1816) war der Sohn des Erstdruckers von Biel, Johann Christoph Heilmann. "Man muß der Heilmannschen Buchhandlung in Biel den Ruhm lassen, als erste erkannt zu haben, daß der junge Dichterruhm des Herrn Göthe von solcher Nachhaltigkeit sein werde, daß man dem Publikum daraufhin eine Sammelausgabe seiner 'Sämtlichen Wercke' darzubieten riskieren könne. Ein Schweizer Buchhändler war hier also doch noch etwas früher aufgestanden, als der gewiefte Berliner Himburg" (Otto Deneke, Die erste Sammlung von Goethes Schriften, Göttingen 1907). – Sehr selten. Seit 1950 kann ich im Handel nur acht weitere Exemplare nachweisen, davon fünf ohne den dritten Band und zwei mit weiteren Defekten. Ein komplettes Exemplar hatten wir in unserem Katalog 70 (2008) angeboten. In deutschen Bibliotheken kann ich nur drei komplette Exemplar in Berlin, Göttingen und Weimar ermitteln. – Titelblätter mit zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Besitzeintrag, Unterschiedlich fleckig, obere Ecke des Titels stärker. Dieser alt angefalzt. In Teil 2: 9 Blatt oben mit Braunfleck. Exlibris Heinrich Röttinger. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. – Goed. IV 3, 1, 1b; Hagen 1; Dorn 3398 (Ersatz für die Nr. 1 im Hauptband, dort ohne den 3. Band); Schreiber, Speck Coll., 1 (ohne Band 3, Band 1 ohne Titel); Kippenberg 324 (ohne Band 3). Nicht bei Hirzel, Meyer und Borst. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Des bienfaits du sommeil ou les quatres rêves accomplis

      Paris, Brunes, 1776. 16 pp., 4 pl reliure en maroquin rouge, signée Veuve Pouillet, filet doré, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches dorées, étui 1776, 1776, in-8, 16 pp, 4 pl, reliure en maroquin rouge, signée Veuve Pouillet, filet doré, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches dorées, étui, Né à Nîmes, Imbert se trouva placé, comme Dorat, au premier rang des poètes légers en vogue sous le règne de Louis XVI. Édition originale de ce recueil dont l'illustration se compose d'un titre et de 4 belles figures de Moreau le jeune, gravés par Delaunay. Exemplaire à belles marges dans un beau maroquin rouge en parfait état

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        A View of Boston Taken on the Road to Dorchester

      Boston: Des Barres, 1776 - BREATHTAKING EARLY VIEW OF BOSTON Engraved by James Newton. This breathtaking work offers the finest 18th century view of Boston. Engraved by Newton based on the drawing by British soldier and artist Pierrie, this view shows Roxbury, Boston Harbor, and the city of Boston taken from a vantage point in Dorchester. The city of Boston and the splendid Boston Harbor are visible in the distance. The Shirley Eustis house, home to Governor WIlliam Shirley and late Governor William Eustis, in Roxbury can be seen in the middle ground. Some sense of Boston’s early geography as a peninsula is gained from this British officer’s rendering of it not long before the outbreak of hostilities with England. The view embraces a wide ring of the town’s bucolic surroundings while clearly showing its peninsular formation It was connected to the mainland by a narrow neck that just prevented it from being an island. By the end of the next century, the insular quality of this strategic spit of land had already begun to erode when new routes of access by land were created. As the population increased and space grew scarce on the peninsula, not only were landfill projects steadily undertaken, but Boston’s three large hills were cut down to provide the landfill. The hills formed a high rugged mass extending through the center of the peninsula, known as the Trimountain In this carefully drawn ‘Atlantic Neptune’ engraving, an image of the Trimountain has been nicely preserved. Visible on one of its hills (originally called Sentry Hill) is the beacon erected by order of the General Court in 1634 to warn the inhabitants of any danger. Known as Beacon Hill today, this topographic elevation, massively cut down, serves as a pale reminder of Boston’s earlier humped formation. In 1773, English drawings and engravings focused on Boston for several reasons. Boston was not only one of England’s thriving colonial seaports, it was also the city where disenchantment toward the mother country was most clearly in evidence. The Boston Massacre had only recently taken place; the defiant Boston Tea Party would soon be staged. Reference: Gloria Gilda Deak, "Picturing America, 1497-1899." Catalogued by Xueli Wang, Columbia University, BA; Courtauld Institute of Art, MA. You are warmly invited to visit our gallery at 1016 Madison Avenue in New York City to view this work whenever it might be convenient. It is my intention to have highly competitive prices. Your thoughts are welcome.

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        Idea della storia, e delle consuetudini antiche della Valle Lagarina, ed in particolare del roveretano.

      s.n, s.a. (1776). Cm. 27, pp. viii, 295 (1). Con capolettera decorati, bei fregi xilografici una tavola genealogica ripiegata f.t. Leg. coeva in mezza pergamena con punte. Qualche segno d'uso al piatto posteriore ed un timbretto parrocchiale al frontespizio. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questa preziosa fonte di studio per la Vallagarina e gli avvenimenti storici che conivolsero il Trentino prima del '700.

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        La Vera Costanza

      1776 - (OPERA). La Vera Costanza. Cantata per Musica a Tre Voci. (Gallipoli): no publisher, (1776). Octavo, contemporary full green embroidered silk richly decorated with crown and bucolic scene in silver and gold threads, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. 23. $3200.First edition of the libretto to this cantata in three voices, composed and performed to celebrate an 18th-century Italian wedding, richly and beautifully bound in green embroidered silk.This cantata was composed to be sung at the wedding of Niccola Doxi-Stracca of Gallipoli and Francesca Storti of Napoli. This highly decorative and unusual style of binding reached the height of its popularity in the first half of the 17th century and is only infrequently found on books from later periods. Text in Italian. Faint dampstain along lower edge of front cover and small portion of rear. Silver-gilt thread slightly darkened. Still a lovely, very finely bound copy in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: For D. Henry, 1776. First edition, the July 1776 issue of this highly influential British magazine. With a number of engraved illustrations throughout. 8vo, disbound. [ii], 291-336 pp. A very well preserved copy of this scarce printing, uncommonly clean and fresh, stab holes retained at the spine and evidence of earlier binding. HISTORY IN THE MAKING, THE ISSUE OF THIS IMPORTANT ENGLISH PUBLICATION FROM THE MONTH OF AMERICA'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. This rare survivor contains the continuation of the Parliamentary debate on the American Restraining Bill with hopeful ideas to establish a permanent reconciliation between Great Britain and its dependencies in North America to restore his Majesty's subjects [there] to that happy and free condition, and to the peace and prosperity, which they enjoyed in their constitutional dependence on Great Britain before the present unhappy troubles,..." This issue also contains the continuation of the Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists since passing the Boston Port-Bill. The textual inclusions printed here are ripe with the announcements of the movement of troops and the reports of engagements with the colonists, of the revolution at hand and the declarations of independence by the colonists. The declaration printed here is a precursor to the July 4th Declaration of Independence and it is signed: "By order of the Congress, John Hancock, President. Further inclusions cite the establishment of regulations and rules by order of the American colonists and the conflicts with Great Britain over many matters. There can be no doubt that the war is ramping up and the struggle for independence is to be fully engaged. Many other stories about this important events in American history are chronicled here, such as the detachment of Foot Guards destined to serve in America and discussion of the American Prohibiting Bill. The magazine includes other pieces of interest, such as the rather blasé review of Captain James Cook's Second Voyage Round the World. "...having already given an ample account of this voyage, we find little to add that is new in the work before us.

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        Aux manes de Louis XV. Aux Deux-ponts : imprimerie Ducale, 1776. E.O.

      - [GUDIN DE LA BRUNELLERIE (Paul Philippe)]. Aux manes de Louis XV, et des grands hommes qui ont vêcu son régne, ou essai sur les progrès des Arts & de l'Esprit humain, sous le règne de Louis XV. Aux Deux-ponts : imprimerie Ducale, 1776. 2 parties en un volume in-8, xvi, 309 pp., (1 f.) ; 236 pp., (1 f.) -Couverture cartonnée, dos cuir. Couverture fatiguée, coins appuyés, dos usé notamment aux charnières. Intérieur en superbe état. Édition originale très rare de cette publication louée par Voltaire où l'auteur dresse en toute impartialité un tableau de la France sous le règne de Louis XV. Imprimée en Allemagne, son introduction en France fut interdite par la police. Essai sur les progrès des arts et de l'esprit humain, l'ouvrage fait l'éloge des philosophes et aborde successivement les guerres, l'agriculture, le commerce, les arts, la littérature et les sciences. Dans une seconde partie, l'auteur traite des voyages à travers le monde. Barbier I, 326. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Interiour view of the Monte S. Angelo on wich there is a Convent of Camaldolesi monks (tav. XI).

      Napoli, 1776 - Incisione in rame, foglio: mm. 330x460, battuta: mm. 215x395. Acquerellata d'epoca. Ottime condizioni. Tratta da: HAMILTON WILLIAM. Napoli, Pietro Fabris, 1776-1779.Campi phlegraei. Observations on the volcanos of the two Sicilies Supplement to the Campi Phlegraei being an account to the grat eruption of the mount Vesuvius in the month of August 1779 L'opera costituisce un caso unico nella storia del libro illustrato settecentesco, in quanto riunisce un testo di grande interesse scientifico a una serie di 54 tavole di grande valore artistico disegnate dal vero, eseguite all'acquaforte su lastra di rame e dipinte all'acquerello dal grande vedutista Pietro Fabris (attivo tra 1763 e 1779). Il trattato, fu pubblicato nel 1776 con testo francese e inglese e fu indirizzato alla Royal Society di Londra. L'autore, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), fu a Napoli tra il 1764 e il 1800 come ambasciatore d'Inghilterra; durante tale permanenza poté raccogliere molto materiale relativo alla vulcanologia, in particolar modo riguardante il Vesuvio e i Campi Flegrei, ma anche riguardanti l'Etna e altre località siciliane. Di Fabris invece non si sa molto, ma, di certo, con le tavole dei Campi Phlegarei si pose a modello per le vedute al guazzo di tutti i maestri napoletani successivi, da Alessandro D'Anna a Saverio Della Gatta. Le incisioni acquerellate del Fabris, in accordo con il gusto dell'epoca per l'alternanza di idillico e sublime, presentano scenari ameni e terribili eruzioni vulcaniche, ma anche campioni di minerali prelevati nelle varie località descritte da Hamilton, i quali vengono illustrati in maniera assolutamente realistica, pur mantendo sempre un alta qualità artistica. Gouaches napoletane , cat. Della mostra, Napoli 1985, pagg. 224-225; G. Pane - V. Valerio, La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e cartografia , cat. Della mostra, Napoli, 1988, pp. 309-311.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, to Major General Schuyler

      Tyconderoga, 1776. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. Docketed on verso. Folio. Old folds. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. Docketed on verso. Folio. St. Clair's letter to Major General Philip Schuyler, commander of the Northern Department reads in part: "I have taken the Liberty to encloase two letters under this Cover to you-I beg the favour of you to forward them by the first opportunity-I will not trouble you with the news of this place as General Gates writes to you by this opportunity and am with your respect..."At the time of its writing, three months had passed since St. Clair participated in the Battle of Trois-Rivière and the army was forced to retreat to Fort Ticonderoga after the ill-fated invasion of Canada. The British were eager to retake the fort, which was perched on a strategic narrows on the south end of Lake Champlain, and both sides were frantically building navies that would clash on the lake in October at the Battle of Valcour Island.A former British officer turned rebel, Scottish-born Arthur St. Clair was already a veteran of the French and Indian War when he accepted a commission in the Continental Army as colonel of the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment. The month before writing this letter, he was ordered south, and in December, 1776, he joined George Washington during the army's retreat into Pennsylvania. St. Clair was instrumental in recruiting new soldiers to augment the depleted Continental Army. He was at the forefront at the Battle of Trenton and is credited with the strategy that resulted in the ensuing victory at Princeton. He returned to Ticonderoga as commander of the doomed stronghold in April 1777, and his ignominious retreat from the fort in July of that year led to his court martial in 1778. Eventually exonerated of all charges, St. Clair finished out the war as an aide-de-camp to Washington and was with him for the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781. After the Revolution, St. Clair would go on to become Governor of the newly established Northwest Territory and would lead troops once again during the Northwest Indian War, also known as "Little Turtle's War," where he was defeated at the Battle of the Wabash in what remains the greatest defeat of a US Army by Native Americans in history. Written just two months after we declared our independence this letter touches on three of the most important, and some would argue the most controversial, figures of the Northern Department of the war.

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      - LVI pp. con la vida del autor+335 pp. Retrato del autor grabado por Mariano Brandi. Enc. en pergamino de época. 21,7x15,5. Ofic. de D. Benito Monfort. Valencia, 1776. Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza es una de las figuras más interesantes del Renacimiento español. Renacentista en su vida, renacentista, aunque no petrarquista, en casi toda su obra, de transición al barroco en la obra que publicamos, Don Diego ocupa, sin embargo, un lugar de segundo plano en la apreciación y en la curiosidad de los lectores y de los especialistas. (.)La Guerra de Granada está escrita por un gran señor que siente la responsabilidad de decir lo que ha visto y que da cuenta de la importancia humana e histórica de los acontecimientos; cuyo propósito es más el ensayo que la historia en sí; que, por otra parte, está vinculado a los sucesos porque su familia es la responsable de lo que está sucediendo, por lo menos, en mucho, y que entiende debe deslindar cargos y deberes y conducta. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo ciento dos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle méthode de traiter les maladies vénériennes, par la fumigation ; avec les procès-verbaux des guérisons opérées par ce moyen

      Paris, Merigot l'aîné, 1776. (8), 183, (9) pages et 3 planches repliées plein veau marbrée de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tranches rouges, signet 1776, 1776, in-8, (8), 183, (9) pages et 3 planches repliées, plein veau marbrée de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tranches rouges, signet, Unique édition qui permit à Pierre Lalouette de faire connaitre sa nouvelle machine propre à guérir les maladies vénériennes, la vérole et la blennorragie, par la fumigation de mercure. Pierre Lalouette (1711-1792) fut docteur-régent de la Faculté de Médecine de Paris et ouvrit un hôpital privé afin de mettre à l'épreuve son nouveau traitement anti-vénérien. Afin de faire valoir sa nouvelle méthode de fumigation et son efficacité, il brosse un panorama critique des anciennes thérapeutiques : friction, traitement oral et "fumigation des Anciens". Il peut ainsi mettre en avant sa boite fumigatoire et sa poudre mercurielle. Les trois planches finales représentent des vues d'ensemble ou particulières de sa "Boëte propre à la fumigation". En début d'ouvrage, un "avis" de l'auteur destiné à plébisciter ses innovations thérapeutiques qui se vendent chez Sieur Rouelle et Blaise, pour, respectivement, le préparation mercurielle et la machine à fumiger. En fin de volume, les procès verbaux des entrées et des sorties de quelques malades traités au sein de l'hôpital de Lalouette. Bel exemplaire

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        Kitab al-Injil al-sharif al-tahir wa-al-misbah al-munir al-zahir muqassaman kanayisiyan madar al-sanah hasaba tartib al-Anba al-Qiddisiyin al-Sharqiyin (Book of the Liturgical Gospels). Dayr al-Shuwayr, Kisrawan, Lebanon, [1776].

      1776. Folio (228 x 315 mm). (2 [instead of 4]), 315 (but: 316) pp. (p. 92 assigned twice), lacking title (provided in facsimile) and 4 engraved plates. Printed in Arabic within ruled borders, with some headings and phrases printed in red. Numerous typographical ornaments. Contemp. brown morocco, blind-stamped and gilt, spine with 5 raised bands. First Dayr as-Shuwayr edition. "The Evangelion of the Greek Church, containing the Gospels arranged for liturgical reading throughout the year" (Darlow/M.). From the printing office of the Melkite monastery of St. John the Baptist at al-Shuwayr in the Lebanese Kisrawan mountains, operative between 1734 and 1899, during which time it produced in all 69 Arabic books, including re-editions (cf. Silvestre de Sacy I, pp. 412-414; Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution. A Cross-Cultural Encounter, Westhofen 2002, pp. 179-181). Altogether, this is the second edition of this Melkite version which first appeared in 1706 with liturgical explanations. - Binding rubbed and scuffed; upper joint and outer 4 corners repaired; label pasted to upper cover. Some light waterstaining to first and last few leaves; some scattered spotting, later marginal inscriptions. Darlow/Moule 1661. OCLC 38267894.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, to Major General Schuyler

      Tyconderoga, 1776. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. Docketed on verso. Folio. Old folds. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. Docketed on verso. Folio. St. Clair's letter to Major General Philip Schuyler, commander of the Northern Department reads in part: "I have taken the Liberty to encloase two letters under this Cover to you-I beg the favour of you to forward them by the first opportunity-I will not trouble you with the news of this place as General Gates writes to you by this opportunity and am with your respect…" At the time of its writing, three months had passed since St. Clair participated in the Battle of Trois-Rivière and the army was forced to retreat to Fort Ticonderoga after the ill-fated invasion of Canada. The British were eager to retake the fort, which was perched on a strategic narrows on the south end of Lake Champlain, and both sides were frantically building navies that would clash on the lake in October at the Battle of Valcour Island. A former British officer turned rebel, Scottish-born Arthur St. Clair was already a veteran of the French and Indian War when he accepted a commission in the Continental Army as colonel of the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment. The month before writing this letter, he was ordered south, and in December, 1776, he joined George Washington during the army's retreat into Pennsylvania. St. Clair was instrumental in recruiting new soldiers to augment the depleted Continental Army. He was at the forefront at the Battle of Trenton and is credited with the strategy that resulted in the ensuing victory at Princeton. He returned to Ticonderoga as commander of the doomed stronghold in April 1777, and his ignominious retreat from the fort in July of that year led to his court martial in 1778. Eventually exonerated of all charges, St. Clair finished out the war as an aide-de-camp to Washington and was with him for the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781. After the Revolution, St. Clair would go on to become Governor of the newly established Northwest Territory and would lead troops once again during the Northwest Indian War, also known as "Little Turtle's War," where he was defeated at the Battle of the Wabash in what remains the greatest defeat of a US Army by Native Americans in history. Written just two months after we declared our independence this letter touches on three of the most important, and some would argue the most controversial, figures of the Northern Department of the war.

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        Fascinating 1776 Committee of Safety financial document signed by Jonathan Trumbull and General Abraham Ten Broeck as President.

      Fishkill, NY, December 26, 1776. 12"x 8.5". "Manuscript folio Document headed ""In Committee of Safety for the State of New York"" and signed Fishkill, December 26, 1776,""Abm [Abraham] Ten Broeck,"" a prominent participant as Brigadier General, in the American cause; he was an early Mayor of Albany. Here, Ten Broeck orders that, "". . . the Treasurer of this State transmit by Benjamin Montanye the Sum of Eight hundred and forty pounds . . . New York Currency . . . to be sent to his Honor Governor Trumbull to discharge the Accounts of the transportation of Inhabitants and Stock from Nassau Island . . . the Governor is requested . . . to pass and return . . . a Receipt for the same."" Trumbull readily complies at the foot of the letter by appending a five-line receipt signed ""Jon;th Trumbull"". Reads, ""Rec'd December 30th 1776 from P.V.B. Livingston by the hands of Gerard Bancker Eight hundred and forty pounds . . . pursuant to the above order.""The Nassau Island reference is presumably the Bahamas, a loyalist stronghold where Fort Nassau is housed. P.V.B. Livingston, is the grandson of Robert Livingston and a rich major supporter of the colonial cause. The Gerard Bancker mentioned is the Treasurer of New York State.1776 was undoubtedly the most intense year for the war. In April Washington moves the American army to New York hoping to defeat the British there. Meanwhile American naval squadrons raid the British Bahamas, but the British positioned a fleet to force them off. Nassau played an important and victorious role in the Revolution. One January 27, 1778 under the command of Capt. John Peck Rathbun, the fifty-man crew of the USS Providence seized two forts at Nassau, raising the Stars and Stripes in place of the Union flag - the first time the American flag has flown over a conquered foreign post."

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Volume the first. Second edition. [With:] Volume the second [to] Volume the sixth. [And:] Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself. In two volumes. [And:] Miscellaneous Works. vol. III. [All together 9 vols.]

      Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell later imprints vary see below -1815 1776 - FIRST EDITIONS of all except the first volume (see below), engraved frontispiece and three maps in the Decline, two further frontispieces and a folding table in the Miscellaneous Works, a little foxing and spotting, occasional minor staining, a few plates and leaves bound out of expected order (see below), final blank in vol. vi discarded, one blank corner in vol. v torn away and neatly repaired, pp. viii, [iv], 586, [2], lxxxviii; [xxiv], 640, [2]; [xii], 640, [2]; [xii], 620; [xii], 684; [iv], viii, [x], 646, [52], 4to, slightly later diced russia, boards bordered with a double gilt decorative roll, spines gilt in compartments and gilt-lettered direct in second and fourth and at foot, rebacked preserving original backstrips, marbled endpapers, edges gilt, some old scratches to leather, bookplate of Fleming Crooks in each vol., along with ownership inscription of John L. Hammond, bookplate of S. Hammond Russell and his pencilled inscription recording the gift 'from H.D.R. January 1st 1843' in vol. i, plus his pencilled notes recording dates of reading, vol. ix (supplied later; see below) in original paper boards, printed label, some small splashmarks, joints and edges a little worn and head of backstrip defective, with bookplate of Rogers of Stanage, a very good set overall. The first volume was produced in an edition of only 1000 copies in February 1776 that sold out so quickly a second and third edition followed within a year. By the time Gibbon had finished writing the second volume and was ready to print it (in 1781), the fourth edition of the first volume was in the press, and even then the second and third volumes sold out quickly and were reprinted in the same year. As a result, most complete sets have later printings of the first three volumes, and even a set like this, where only the first volume is a later printing, is rather uncommon. This copy has some variations from the 'standard' collation in the position of plates and leaves: the table-of-contents for vol. i, which was printed with vol. ii but is usually bound in vol. i, has here been left in vol. ii; the portrait from vol. ii is bound in vol. i, the small map from vol. iii is bound in vol. ii while the large map from vol. ii is bound in vol. iii; a four leaf-section of prelims (A1-4) from vol. iv is bound in vol. vi instead. The identical binding on the first 8 volumes indicates this set was likely bound after the publication of the two volumes of Miscellaneous Works in 1796 - which state on their title-pages that they are complete in two volumes. The third volume of the Miscellaneous Works, not planned for by the original editors and only printed some two decades later, is not always found with the first two; the original owners of this set had never acquired a copy and one has now been supplied for technical completeness. The set has a significant American provenance: the earliest owner recorded appears to be John L. Hammond, presumably a relation of the Samuel Hammond Russell who was given the book by one 'H.D.R[ussell?]' in 1843. Samuel Hammond Russell was an important figure in Boston society, serving on the city council and building one of the first homes on Beacon Street in Back Bay, which soon became the most fashionable area in the city. (The Gibson House Museum, next door to his former property, was owned by his aunt Catherine Hammond Gibson.) The next evidence of ownership is the bookplate of Fleming Crooks, but the set must have descended through the family since Russell's daughter, Edith, widow of the Scottish politician Lord Playfair (and model for John Singer Sargent) married Robert Fleming Crooks in 1901. The Fleming Crooks collection was then dispersed at Sothebys in 1932. Most interestingly, Samuel H. Russell has recorded his three readings of the work on the last text page of vol. vi: from 20th October to 22nd December 1843, then again from 4th June to 16th October 1848, and a third time through from November 1862 to 9th April 1863. On this

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      Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, Madrid 1776 - X + 2 h. + XIV + 498 pp. 16 x 22 cm. Encuadernado en pergamino de época. Exlibris. Papel limpio. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio.

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        Mémoires pour servir à la connoissance des affaires politiques et économiques du royaume de Suède, jusqu'à la fin de la 1775e année.

      A Londres 1776 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-4 à pagination continue de (6)-X-(2)-431-(1) pp. (4) pp. (errata et titre en tête du tome II), 2 planches gravées et 43 tableaux chiffrés romain I-XLII B hors-texte, cartonnage d'attente, tranches jaspées, titre manuscrit sur le dos (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Tableau du royaume de Suède sous le règne de Gustave III établie par Johann Georg Canzler (son nom est inscrit à l'encre du temps au bas de l'épître dédicatoire) : « On ne saurait se former une juste idée de l'état des affaires d'un pays, qu'en examinant avec soin son climat, sa population, son economie, la nature de ses productions, ses manufactures et son commerce, de même que la constitution de son gouvernement, et les liaisons que celui-ci entretient avec les puissances étrangères. Pour parvenir à ce but par rapport au Royaume de Suède, j'ai eu pendant un séjour de plus sept années, une attention très suivie à voir et à examiner de près tout ce qu'il s'y trouve d'intéressant. J'y ai recherché et cultivé l'amitié de plusieurs savants et d'autres personnes instruites ; j'ai étudié les meilleurs ouvrages relatifs à ces objets et je me suis procuré plusieurs relations présentées au Roi et aux Etats par les différents départements de l'administration ; je n'ai pas non plus négligé les mémoires des députés de Diètes, ni les Feuilles volantes, qui sous les auspices de la liberté de la Presse, ont paru en Suède depuis la Diète de 1766. » (Introduction). Titre en rouge et noir orné du profil du roi de Suède en vignette. Très bon exemplaire dans son cartonnage d'attente. Kress, 7196 ; INED, 938 : « Renseignements très précis et nombreuses données numériques ».

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        Mémoires pour servir à la connoissance des affaires politiques et économiques du royaume de Suède jusqu'a la fin de la 1775me année. 2 vols.

      - Londres (i.e. Dresden) 1776. (4),X,(2)1-172, (2),173-432+(4) pp., engraved titlevignettes (the first is a portrait of Gustav III) + 2 engraved plates (various orders) + 29 folding plates with printed tables: nr. 1 - 42 B, bound in one contemporary a littl Presentation copy from the author to D. Willisch, 1779. The author stayed several years in Sweden as secretary with the "Chur-Sachsiske legation", and was later Ober-Rechnungs-Rath in Dresden, NBG VIII,545, Weller - Druckorte 201, Kress 7196, Warmholtz 67

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        Historia de la Conquista de México, Población y Progresos de la América Septentrional conocida por el nombre de Nueva España

      Imprenta de Blas Román, Madrid 1776 - Encuadernado en plena piel en buen estado. Formato 4º. 12 h. 549 páginas. Este ejemplar lleva incorporado un retrato de Cristobal Colón, un retrato de Antonio Solis, 12 láminas y 1 mapa desplegable correspondientes a la edición posterior de 1783 de Antonio de Sancha. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'art de pêter

      essai théori-physique et méthodique à l'usage des personnes graves & austères, de Dames mélancoliques & de tous ceux qui sont esclaves du préjugé. Suivi de l'histoire de Pet-en-l'air & de la Reine des Amazones, où l'on trouve l'origine des vuidangeurs. Nouvelle édition augmentée de la Société des Francs-Pêteurs pour ceux qui désirent y être initiés. In 12 reliure postérieure plein chagrin marron, muette, à nerfs, filets à froid, double filet à froid encadrant les plats, avec petits fers à froid en écoinçon Frontispice en fac-similé., titre, trois pages manuscrites 216 pages. En Westphalie chez Florent - Q, rue Pet-en gueule au soufflet 1776. Très bon état.

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        Carte de France divisée en ses Provinces et Gouvernement militaires avec toutes les Principales Routes du Royaume et Assujettie aux Observations de Mrs de l'Académie des Sciences.

      1 très grande carte dépliante au format 132 x 100,5 cm (en 4 feuilles jointes), frontières des provinces coloriées, portraits des rois de France gravés sur les marges verticales, Chez l'Auteur, Paris, 1776 Belle et très grande carte de France, imprimée en 4 feuilles réunies et rehaussées en couleurs à l'époque (infime fente en pliure centrale, fente avec très petit accroc sans manque sur pliure en queue, petites piqûres d'aiguille en coins). Rare.

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        Historia arcana belli Turcici anni 1737, 38 et 39. Cum animadversionibus criticis [...]. E Gallico sermone in Latinum traduxit Michael Horvath. Tyrnau, typis Tyrnaviensibus, 1776.

      1776. 8vo. XX, 324 pp. With woodcut title vignette. Contemp. calf with giltstamped spine label and attractively gilt spine. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Second Latin edition of the "Memoires secrets de la guerre de Hongrie" (1771). 1771 had also seen the publication of the "Memoriae secretae belli hungarici annis 1737, 38, 39", of which a German edition was published in 1772 ("Geheime Nachrichten von dem Kriege in Ungarn in denen Feldzügen 1737, 1738 und 1739"). - The Prussian officer F. W. K. Gf. von Schmettau (1742-1806), a member of the military staff of Frederick the Great, was known for his topographical maps. For the translator, the Tyrnau theologian and professor of oratory Michael Horvath (1728-1810), cf. de Backer/S. IV, 470. - A pretty copy. Petrik 1712-1860, III. OCLC 80119364. Cf. Atabey 1099 (2nd French ed.). Not in Apponyi or De Backer/Sommervogel.

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        Parte Meridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, la Coroline et la Virginie

      1776. Carta geografica tratta da "Atlas Universelle" del Santini, edito dal Remondini a Venezia. Affascinate mappa che mostra gran parte del sud - est degli Stati Uniti, il Golfo del Messico e la costa orientale, mentre non comprende la punta meridionale della Florida. La mappa è basata su quella del francese D'Anville, in 4 fogli. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Map taken from the Santini "Atlas Universelle" published by Remondini in Venice. Showing the Colonial America, the region from the Chesapeake to Florida, west to Natchitoches and the Arkansas River, north along the Mississippi River to the Fort de Chartes area and then east along the Ohio River toward Maryland, which is named, and including all of the Del - Mar - Va peninsula. While the map is based upon D'Anville's highly important 4 sheet map of North America. Copperplate, original colour, in good condition. Venezia Venice 580 490

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        The 1776 condemning and sale of the Schooner Woodbridge; George Washington requests a calls for action

      Boston, Massachusetts, January 26, 1776. 6" x 7.75". "A memo of a Bill of Sale, ADS, on laid paper, 6"" x 7.75"". Dated ""Boston, Jan 26, 1776"". Edges lightly chipped, expertly restored by a paper conservator with a few imperceptible touch ups to ink. Light creasing and expected folds. Signed by Job Prince ""Job Prince"", a wealthy shipmaster of Boston.A important bill of sale which was noted in a documented letter from George Washington to Peter Van Brugh Livingston of the Massachusetts Court in August 30, 1775. The Schooner Woodbridge had been carrying a cargo of flour, bread, bran, and corn from Philadelphia to Newburyport when it was captured off Cape Ann on July 31st by the British sloop of war Merlin. The Woodbridge was subsequently condemned and sold at Boston (this document representing the bill of sale). At the time of the capture of the schooner, George Washington's letter addressed his concerns to the court about the capture of this schooner, in addition to others, repeatedly occuring by the British and was requesting a call for action. George Washington's letter in full is shown below: GEORGE WASHINGTON TO THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL COURTSir: Camp at Cambridge, July 31, 1775. I have considered the Application made me yesterday from the General Court, with all the attention due to the Situation of the People, in whose behalf it is made, and the Respect due to such a Recommendation. Upon referring to my Instructions and Consulting with those Members of Congress who are Present, as well as the General Officers, they all agree that it would not be consistent with my Duty to detach any Part of the Army now here on any Particular Provincial Service. It has been debated in Congress and Settled, that the Militia, or other Internal Strength of each Province, is to be applied for Defence against those Small and Particular Depredations which were to be expected, and to which they were Supposed to be competent. This will appear the more Proper, when it is considered that every Town and, indeed, every Part of our Sea Coast, which is exposed to these Depredations, would have an equal claim upon this Army; It is the Misfortune of our Situation which exposes us to these Ravages, against which, in my Judgement, no such Temporary Relief would possibly secure us. The great advantage the Enemy has, of Transporting Troops, by being Master of the Sea, will enable them to harrass us by Diversions of this kinds; and should we be tempted to pursue them upon every Alarm; The Army must either be so weaken'd as to expose it to Destruction, or a great part of the Coast be still left unprotected. Nor, indeed, does it appear to me, that such a pursuit would be attended with the least Effect; The first Notice of such an Incursion would be its actual Execution; and long before any Troops could reach the Scene of Action, the Enemy would have an Opportunity to accomplish their purpose and retire. It would give me great pleasure to have it in my power, to extend Protection and Safety to every Individual; but the wisdom of the General Court will anticipate me in the necessity of conducting our Operations on a General and impartial Scale, so as to exclude any first cause of Complaint and Jealousy. I beg, Sir, you will do me the Honor to Communicate these Sentiments to the General Court, and to apologize for my involuntary Delay. As we were alrm'd this Morning by the Enemy, and my Time taken up with giving the necessary Directions. I shall be happy in every Opportunity of shewing my very great Respect and Regard for the General Court of Massachusetts Bay, and am, Sir,1. Fitzpatrick, ed., Writings of Washington, 111, 379-381. ""The transcribed bill of sale is shown in full below;""Memo of a Bill of Sale for theSchooner Woodbridge of AppretundThe Intents of the Bill of SaleIs only to secure his Property& if in my Power to ImproveHer for his army advantageOf when matters is settled.I promise to Accounts withhim the said Sam WhiteFor the sameBoston Jan 26, 1776 Job Prince""A fantastic pre-revolutionary document which highlights the agitation between the colonialists and the British leading up to the revolution, and which was referenced by George Washington in a letter he wrote to the Massachusetts General Court. "

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        L'Iliade, traduction nouvelle.

      Paris, Barbou, Moutard et Ruault, 1776. 3 volumes in-4, (4)-LV-(1)-260, (4)-301-(1) et (4)-286-2) pp., 3 frontispices (d'après Cochin gravés par Romanet), reliure plein veau raciné, dos richement ornés, roulettes d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées, belles gardes de papier bleu tamponné, grandes marges (dos un peu frottés). Bel exemplaire en riche reliure de l'époque, très grand de marges, enrichi de la suite complète des 25 vignettes de Biosse pour l'édition de 1791, montées en regard de chaque début de chant. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        Breve compendio di maravigliosi secreti. Approvati, e praticati con felice successo nell'indisposizioni corporali. Diviso in quattro libri. Nel I si tratta d? Secreti medicinali. Nel II d? Secreti appartenenti a diverse cose. Nel III d? Secreti chimici di varie sorti. Nel IV d'astrologia medicinale. Con un trattato bellissimo per conservarsi in sanit?. .. In questa nuova impressione si  aggiunto il Trattato della Vita Sobria di Luigi Cornaro Nobile Veneto.

      Venezia, appresso Simone Occhi, 1776, 12¡ legatura cart. muto, pp. XVI-223. Ferguson, I, 24 (per altre edizioni) - Duveen, 33 (per altre edizioni) - Paleari, 47/48

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        Julius von Tarent. Leipzig, Weygand, 1776.

      1776. 96 SS. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rücken. Buntpapiervorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Einer von sieben Drucken aus dem Jahr der Erstausgabe. Das Werk erschien 1776 im Druck ohne Angabe des Verfassers und machte Leisewitz über Nacht berühmt. Behandelt wird das in dieser Zeit beliebte Thema des Brudermordes, dargestellt am Beispiel der Familie Medici. - Der hübsche Einband gering berieben; am Schwanz Monogramm einer fürstlichen Sammlung (GWP). Zeitgenöss. hs. Verfasserauflösung sowie späteres Exlibris des Wiener Hof- und Gerichtsadvokaten Dr. Alfred Boscovitz am Vorsatz.

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        Représentation de marbres, gravés & mis en couleurs d'après nature; avec lears noms en Hollandois, Allemand, Anglois, François & Latin / A representation of different sort of marble, ingraved and set out in their natural colours; also set forth with the Dutch, German, English, French and Latin names / Abbildungen der Marmor-Arten. Nach der Natur auf das sorgfältigste mit Farben erleuchtet und mit beygefügten Holländischen, Deutschen, Englischen, Französischen und Lateinischen Namen herausgegeben / Afbeelding der marmor soorten, volgens hunne natuurlyke koleuren. Naaukeurig afgebeeld, ook met de bygevoegde Hollandsche, Hooghduitsche, Engelsche, Fransche en Latynsche benaamingen voorzien/ Marmora et adfines aliquot lapides coloribus suis.

      - Amsterdam, J. C. Sepp, 1776. 4to (28.5 x 21.6 cm). Five (French, English, German, Dutch, Latin) titles, each with a different engraved vignette, five (Dutch, German, English, French, Latin) letters to the reader, half title (in five languages, Bayreutse Marmer on top) [14] pp., 78 figs on 13 plates (1-13); half-title (do., Wurtenbergsche Marmer [12] pp., 72 figs on 12 plates (14-25); half title (do., Neresheimsche Marmer), [6] pp., 45 figs on five plates (26-30); half title do., Durlachse Marmer) [8] pp., 36 figs on six plates (31-36); half title (do. Saltzbursche Marmer) [6] pp., 36 figs on six plates (37-42); half title (do., Zwitsersche Marmer uit het Canton Bern) [7] pp., 28 figs on seven plates (43-49); [5] pp., eight figures on three plates (50-52); half title (do., Tyroolsche Marmer) [3] pp., 12 figs on two plates (53-54); half title (do., Marmer uit Brabant) [11, blank, 4] pp., 48 figs on eight plates (61-68); half title (do., Marmer uit Saxen) [10] pp., 30 figs on five plates (69-73); Florentinische Marmer [caption to plates, no text pp.] 36 figs on six plates (74-79). In total 86 descriptive text pages, 73 beautifully engraved hand-coloured plates containing 409 figures of marble. Contemporary full mottled calf; spine with five raised bands, richly gilt ornamented compartments and one red morocco label with gilt title. All edges red.= Second edition of this magnificent and outstanding colour plate book, depicting an almost infinitely-varied series of marbles and allied ornamental stones from deposits in Germany and nearby countries, including Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy. Apparently each of the rectangular panels represents the appearance of a polished slab, with most plates depicting six such pieces, but others two, four, and as many as nine. While one is immediately captivated by the richness and depth of the watercolour painting, often heightened by the application of opaque white for veinlets, it can be seen that under each painting lies a complex, lightly-incised network of lines, almost like rouletting, over which the colours have been laid. Only a few copies of this second edition are known to possess a maximum of 98 plates, of which this copy has the vast majority. Only one copy with 98 plates has ever been auctioned, and one truly exceptional copy with 100 plates has recently been made known. Auction records from for the past 50 years are very scarce and demonstrate a large variety in the number of plates (i.e. 23, 30, 42, 68 and only one with 73, like ours). We believe this proves that the work was issued in parts by subscription, and accounts for all copies containing less than the maximum number of plates. The maximum number is listed in the British Museum Catalogue and in Brunet only. The few other copies recorded all lack 20 or more plates, usually towards the end of the book. This copy is remarkable for having a part of the Italian section, with six plates. The text appears in four modern languages in rectangular columns and the Latin text at the bottom. The Latin and German descriptive text is by Casimir Christoph Schmidel (1718-1792). Each section has its own title and preface; the accompanying text ends with plate 73. The next section "Florentinische Marmer" is only denoted by the caption of plate 74. Brunet IV may be in error listing text up to plate 75. Most plates, except a few, are tissue guarded. All pages clean and plates with colouring very fresh and vivid. A fine copy. Brunet IV, col. 1243; V, col. 1465 (with 98 plates). Cat BM(NH), pp. 1243, 2340 (with 98 plates); Landwehr, 1; Sinkankas, 7281 (with 54 plates). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le paysan perverti, ou les dangers de la ville; histoire récente, mise au jour d'après les véritables lettres des personnages.

      A la Haie se trouve à Paris La veuve Duchêne, Dorez 1776 4 tomes de 8 parties en 2 vol., in-12 , de V-290, 316, 244, 200 pp., demi basane époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre, tr.rouges. Réimpression ou contrefaçon , cette édition, qui paraît être la quatrième, contient 250 lettres et se termine par les Statuts du Bourg commun, en 44 articles.

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        April 1776, three months before his appointment to Brigadier General, Arthur St. Clair signs a receipt for expenses incurred for medical care of soldiers in the Revolution, including one woman "belonging to said company."

      [Hackensack], April 20, 1776. 8 x 8.5. "Autograph Document Signed in Text, ""St. Clair,"" one page, 8"" x 8.5"", April 20, 1776, [Hackensack]. In full, ""April 20th 1776 / Received of Coll. St Clair Payment of the within Account."" Countersigned, ""James Van Buren."" On the verso, a manuscript statement of medical services and charges in pounds for each soldier, including a woman ""belonging to said company."" Partial separation along folds and one small hole at fold intersections not affecting legibility. Near fine condition.The manuscript medical statement reads, ""One private soldier in Capt. Briensbens Company / Henry O'Neil To medicines and tendance £0.17.0 / April 7 Nathan Alixander To Medicines and Tendance £0.11.0 / Nathaniel Dickey to medicines and tendance £0.7.0 / Hugh McCurdle private soldiers in Capt. Hulings Company to Medicines £0.3.0 / Mary Faire one of the woman belonging to the said Company to medicines and tendance L0.7.6 / £2.5.6 "" From the Thomas MacDonald Revolutionary War collection."

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