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        JOURNAL DU SECOND VOYAGE DU CAPITAINE COOK, sur les vaisseaux La Resolution & L'Aventure; Entrepris par ordre de S M Britannique, dans les annees 1774 & 1775

      Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris chez Pissot et Nyon, 1777.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE. 1777, translated by De Freville from the 1775 London printing. 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, large folding engraved map showing the routes of the two ships, plus an extra added map placed before the half-title "Part of the Tropical discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook 1774, the revised issue". taken from the Gentleman's Magazine 1776. Pages: half-title and title page, [1] xix, [1], 1-546, bound in full contemporary French mottled calf, gilt title to spine, floral gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, upper hinge beginning to crack but covers holding firmly, occasional pale foxing, a few pages lightly age-browned, 1 page has pin hole affecting 1 letter, easily understood, small pale brown spot to last 2 pages, short closed tear to 1 lower margin neatly repaired not affecting text, Victor Froussard's name on a small label mounted at top of half-title and his name stamped in ink. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy. John Marra's book first appeared anonymously in England in 1775. It was the first full account published of Cook's second voyage and was a first hand account as Marra was an Irish gunner on the Resolution. It contained many observations and incidents which did not appear in the official account which appeared 18 months later. It contained an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast and It also contained the first printed account of the Antarctic based on actual observation, the Resolution having crossed the Antarctic circle at 3 points. See The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 1, No. 107; Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 234 No 1272. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        BESKRIFNING OFVER DE ENGELSKA COLONIERNE I NORD-AMERICA; UTDRAGEN AF DE TILFORLATLIGASTE ARBETEN, SOM I DETTA AMNE UTKOMMIT I ENGLAND AREN 1776 OCH 1777

      Stockholm. 1777.. 32pp. plus folding map, 10 x 16 1/4 inches. Contemporary plain stiff wrappers. Paper soiled, torn along spine. Early ownership signatures on front pastedown. Quite clean and neat inside. Very good. In a half morocco box. A little-known and scarce Swedish guide to the American colonies, issued in the early years of the Revolution. Each of the thirteen colonies is discussed in its own section, with details on counties and towns, early exploration, colonization and history, climate, inhabitants, and more. The formerly Swedish colony of Delaware gets surprisingly little attention. The very interesting (and apparently quite scarce) Revolutionary map is entitled "Seat of War in America 1777" in English and Swedish, but is otherwise all in English. It has a small inset of the entire East Coast, but the main part of the map shows the region from the Chesapeake Bay up to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is a well-drawn map, the focus of which is the location of forts and large landholdings. OCLC locates a total of ten copies. Scarce. SABIN 5047. HOWES B398, "aa." OCLC 187040219, 187040219.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Recherches historiques et geographiques sur le Nouveau-Monde EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Brunet, 1777. Fine. Chez Brunet, à Paris 1777, In-8 (12,5x20,2cm), relié. - first edition. Bound in full sheepskin marbled time. Back decorated nerves, roulette tail and head. As an exhibit in Havana morocco. Triple supervisory net. A small lack in mind. A wormhole to the upper joint in the tail. 2 corners bumped. friction copings, joint and corners. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, illustrée de huit figures (monnaies et médailles chinoise, boudha) et d'une grande carte dépliante de la Sibérie de la rivière Lena. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Triple filet d'encadrement. Un petit manque en tête. Un trou de ver au mors supérieur en queue. 2 coins émoussés. frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. Important essai sur l'origine des populations du continent américain (nord et sud). L'auteur adopte plusieurs méthodes pour parvenir à son but : une étude comparative poussée des langues (notamment des îles du sud est asiatique, du Mexique, du Pérou...), des coutumes et des traditions. Scherer en vient à conclure, notamment en servant de la littérature antique et de divers voyages, que les populations de l'Amérique ont plusieurs origines migratoires, les Chinois, les Africains et certaines tribus asiatiques. L'amérique du nord, et notamment l'Alaska aurait subi plusieurs flux migratoires par le détroit de Bering, via le Kamchatka, en provenance de l'Asie.

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        The Original Astronomical Observations made in the course of a Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure

      London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan; and sold by J. Nourse. J. Mount and T. Page. Booksellers to the said Board, 1777. Quarto, with a double-page plate, two folding plates and a folding map; a very good copy in handsome modern calf, boards gilt-ruled, spine elaborately gilt crimson title label, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and shelfmark. Very rare: 'the true appendix to Cook' (Beaglehole), this publishes the official astronomical results of Cook's second voyage. As the introduction makes clear, the work was commissioned by the Board of Longitude, who undertook to send two representatives on Cook's second voyage, to accurately record their observations and, in the process, to test some recent innovations such as Shelton's astronomical clock and the two chronometers by Larcum Kendall and John Arnold, made on the principles of John Harrison.The work includes a fine double-page engraving of meteorological phenomena after the expedition's official artist, William Hodges. The work was edited by Wales because Bayly had already departed on the third voyage in the Discovery in 1776. The long introduction is by Wales and in it he attacks Dalrymple and the other proponents of the Great Southern Continent theory - 'the notion which some persons have got concerning the necessity of a counterpoise, is so very unphilosophical, that I am much surprised how so many ingenious gentlemen have happened to adopt it'.Wales' and Bayly's book, probably produced in relatively small numbers because of its scientific nature, is 'as important as it is rare... I have not noted a copy offered for sale in recent years and should a copy become available it would certainly arouse great competition between collectors' (Davidson). Beddie, 1287; Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, p.62; Hocken, p.17; Holmes, 26; Kroepelien, 1336; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; O'Reilly-Reitman, 3999; Rosove, 342.A1; Sabin, 101030.

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        Le libertin devenu vertueux, ou mémoires du Comte D ***

      chez la veuve Duchesne 1777 - - chez la veuve Duchesne, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1777, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), (2) 348pp. et 252pp., reliés. - Edition originale, rare. In fine Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Bel exemplaire. "Dans Le libertin devenu vertueux, le comte de *** (D'Aubigny) suit un parcours qui l'éloigne toujours plus de son point d'origine, Paris ; il parcourt ainsi successivement la Suisse, l'Italie, la Hollande, les Flandres, pour enfin trouver un asile à Madagascar. Il y refait sa vie, avant de rentrer en France, désormais riche et vertueux. Le « profectus est » a ouvert un temps d'épreuves, d'apprentissage et de conquête de la sagesse. Le retour, marqué par une réduction de la distance, consacre un accomplissement." (Du fils perdu au libertin ramené : une lecture apologétique de la parabole dans le roman de conversion (1770-1780), Nicolas Brucker, Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, Centre Ecritures). Roman d'apprentissage et de moeurs, particulièrement bien rédigé. Le Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes est un texte défendant l'égalité des femmes et expliquant les raisons pour lesquelles les femmes sont maintenues dans leur position. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original, unusual Edition. Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number in beige leather. Beautiful copy. (2) 348pp. et 252pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A Voyage round the World, in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4, and 5

      London: B. White [etc.], 1777. Two volumes, quarto, with a large folding map, the map in fine state; a very good copy in contemporary calf, gilt borders to sides, spine labels renewed. First edition of the alternative account of Cook's second voyage, published some six weeks before the official version. Although the Forsters had to rush to complete the work, it is 'an important work and a necessary supplement to the official account' (Davidson).Johann Forster and his son Georg had sailed together on Cook's second voyage after Banks and his associates withdrew. Initially given the task of preparing the official account, the Forsters' fractious relationship with the Admiralty soon became impossible, and Johann Forster was dismissed from taking any part in the official publications. Thus denied, the Forsters set to work to forestall the official version with their own account, taking advantage of the loophole that only Johann had any legal agreement with the Admiralty: the account appeared in Georg's name.The publication was the source of great rancour, which was only enflamed when the astronomer, Wales, roundly accused Georg of being author in name only, the real author being solely his father. This is palpably untrue and, as Georg states in his preface, he did indeed write the account in consultation with his father's journal. Whatever the case, it effectively signalled the end of the Forsters' chances in England, and by mid-1780 both had returned to Germany.The split between Cook and the Forsters has scarcely been repaired even now. Sir Maurice Holmes' comment on the work is arch, and Beaglehole was never keen to promote the role of the Forsters. However, recent work by Michael Hoare and Nigel Erskine has seen the importance of the Forsters' contribution to Cook's voyage reappraised in a more positive light. Bagnall, 2012; Beddie, 1247; Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, pp. 61-2; Hill, p. 108; Hocken, pp. 16-17; Holmes, 23; Kroepelien, 450; O'Reilly-Reitman, 382.

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        Le libertin devenu vertueux ou mémoires du Comte D *** EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Londres|& se trouve a Paris: chez la veuve Duchesne, 1777. Fine. chez la veuve Duchesne, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1777, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), (2) 348pp. et 252pp., reliés. - Original, unusual Edition. Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number in beige leather. Beautiful copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. In fine Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Bel exemplaire. "Dans Le libertin devenu vertueux, le comte de ***  (D'Aubigny) suit un parcours qui l'éloigne toujours plus de son point d'origine, Paris ; il parcourt ainsi successivement la Suisse, l'Italie, la Hollande, les Flandres, pour enfin trouver un asile à Madagascar. Il y refait sa vie, avant de rentrer en France, désormais riche et vertueux. Le « profectus est » a ouvert un temps d'épreuves, d'apprentissage et de conquête de la sagesse. Le retour, marqué par une réduction de la distance, consacre un accomplissement." (Du fils perdu au libertin ramené : une lecture apologétique de la parabole dans le roman de conversion (1770-1780), Nicolas Brucker, Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, Centre Ecritures). Roman d'apprentissage et de moeurs, particulièrement bien rédigé. Le Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes est un texte défendant l'égalité des femmes et expliquant les raisons pour lesquelles les femmes sont maintenues dans leur position.

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        Carte de la France Divisée en ses LXXXIII Départements Verifiée Au Comité de Constitution Sus les Originaux des Plans de chaque Département. Par Freres Lotter.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Lotter Erben in Augsburg, n. 1777, 44,6 x 58,4 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 158 (Matthäus Albrecht Lotter, 1741-1810. Engraver and publisher. Worked for his father Tobias Conrad Lotter and succeeded to his business in 1777 , signed maps Gebrüder Lotter, Frères Lotter, or M.A. Lotter, and giving titles in French, German and English rather than Latin. .). - Zeigt Gesamt-Frankreich mit seinen 83 Departments. - Unten links Kartentitel u. Verlegeradresse in 10 Zeilen; darunter Meilenzeiger; darunter Erklärungen der Kartensymbole; links neben der Karte Rahmen mit Aufzählung der 83 Departements ('Renvoi des Numéros'). - Seltener Augsburger Einblattdruck! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Schriften. 2 BŠnde.

      ZŸrich, beym Verfasser 1777. - 4¡. 191; 194 S. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 2 gest. Titel, 20 gest. Tafeln und 40 gest. Vignetten von Gessner. Pappbde. d.Z. mit handgeschr. RŸckenschild (Ecken bestossen, berieben, Kapitale mit kleiner Feuchtigkeitsspur, leicht stockfleckig). "Gessners europŠische Bedeutung beruht auf seiner bahnbrechenden Ausstrahlung als Dichter und Maler von Idyllen. Seine rhythmisch bewegte lyrische Prosa erneuerte in ihrer Weltoffenheit die Sprache des Barock. Unter den Dichtungen, die alle in der eigenen Firma teilweise in Antiqua gedruckt wurden, ragen als Hauptwerk die 1756-1772 publizierten 52 Idyllen hervor. Als Maler illustrierte Gessner mit zahlreichen Radierungen eigene und fremde Werke seines Verlags. [.] Diese Arbeiten weisen ihn aus als bedeutenden Buchgestalter und stilsicheren Maler, der dem Traum der beseelten Natur gekonnt Ausdruck verlieh." (B. Weber, in: HLS). - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, VorsŠtze etwas gebrŠunt, insgesamt jedoch schšnes, breitrandiges Exemplar mit Druck auf festem Papier. - W/G 13 (fŸr beide BŠnde). Band 2 erschien 1778. Lang de

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        The Original Astronomical Observations made in the course of a Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure.

      Printed by W. and A. Strahan; and sold by J. Nourse. J. Mount and T. Page. Booksellers to the said Board, London 1777 - Quarto, with a double-page plate, two folding plates and a folding map; a very good copy in handsome modern calf, boards gilt-ruled, spine elaborately gilt crimson title label, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and shelfmark. Very rare: 'the true appendix to Cook' (Beaglehole), this publishes the official astronomical results of Cook's second voyage. As the introduction makes clear, the work was commissioned by the Board of Longitude, who undertook to send two representatives on Cook's second voyage, to accurately record their observations and, in the process, to test some recent innovations such as Shelton's astronomical clock and the two chronometers by Larcum Kendall and John Arnold, made on the principles of John Harrison.The work includes a fine double-page engraving of meteorological phenomena after the expedition's official artist, William Hodges. The work was edited by Wales because Bayly had already departed on the third voyage in the Discovery in 1776. The long introduction is by Wales and in it he attacks Dalrymple and the other proponents of the Great Southern Continent theory - 'the notion which some persons have got concerning the necessity of a counterpoise, is so very unphilosophical, that I am much surprised how so many ingenious gentlemen have happened to adopt it'.Wales' and Bayly's book, probably produced in relatively small numbers because of its scientific nature, is 'as important as it is rare? I have not noted a copy offered for sale in recent years and should a copy become available it would certainly arouse great competition between collectors' (Davidson). Beddie, 1287; Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, p.62; Hocken, p.17; Holmes, 26; Kroepelien, 1336; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; O'Reilly-Reitman, 3999; Rosove, 342.A1; Sabin, 101030. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les vrais principes du gouvernement françois démontrés par la Raison et pa EDITION ORIGINALE

      Geneve: S.n., 1777. Fine. S.n., Geneve 1777, In 8 (12x20cm), (6) vij, (1) 316pp. (3) ; iv, 120pp., relié. - first editions, rare both Full mottled calf contemporary. Smooth back 4 irons. Parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Triple fillet border on covers. Little lack in mind. Lack the upper joint head. Upper joint split tail. Slight lack tail. Friction. Gin's work is primarily a defense of the monarchy (as the natural form of government) against Montesquieu's theories and those of Mably, but beyond this premise, the set is remarkable for its economic considerations, gin making agriculture and industry the key elements in the economic health. The author strives in history and examples from various nations such as China irrefutably prove his theories. The work of Voltaire is a clever reflection on relativity laws, including their injustice. Voltaire asks each category of crime (theft, crime, heresy, wizards ...) and laws that have been established. One of the last works of Voltaire animated by the zeal to convince his contemporaries on the urgency of reform laws. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales, rares toutes les deux Reliure en plein veau jaspé d'époque. Dos lisse à 4 fers. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Petit manque en tête. Manque au mors supérieur en tête. Mors supérieur fendu en queue. Léger manque en queue. Frottements. L'ouvrage de Gin est d'abord une défense du pouvoir monarchique (comme la forme de gouvernement naturel) contre les théories de Montesquieu et celles de Mably, mais par delà ce postulat de départ, l'ensemble est remarquable par ses réflexions économiques, Gin faisant de l'agriculture et de l'industrie les pilers de la santé économique. L'auteur s'évertue par l'histoire et les exemples empruntés à diverses nations comme la Chine de prouver de manière irréfutable ses théories. L'oeuvre de Voltaire est une réflexion habile sur la relativité des lois, et notamment sur leur injustice. Voltaire interroge chaque catégorie de criminalité (vol, crime, hérésie, sorciers...) et les lois qui ont été établies. Une des dernières oeuvres de Voltaire animée par l'ardeur de convaincre ses contemporains sur l'urgence de réformer les lois.

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        Disertacion apologetica a favor del privilegio, que por costumbre introducida por la Bula de la santa cruzada goza la Nacion Española en el uso de los oratorios domesticos, leida, en la Real Academia de buenas letras de Sevilla en 25. de octubre de 1771

      En Sevilla: Por D. Josef Padrino Small 4to (18.5 cm; 7.25"). [1] f., 104 pp.. [colophon, 1777] Our author was the "cura mas antiguo del Sagrario de [Sevilla], examinador Synodal de su arzobispado, comisario y revisor de libros del Santo Oficio, academico numerario," and the "censor de dicha Real Academia." His work was. first read before the Real Academia on 25 October 1771 but because of delays in obtaining the necessary licenses to print it, publication was delayed until 1777. In this work of canon law and Catholic Church customs and practices, Baquero studies the privilege that the Bull of the Holy Crusade granted the Spanish nation regarding oratories in private residences; it applied not only to Spain but to colonies as well. The first of three, this edition was published by "un amigo del author." The other editions appeared in 1781 AND 1861. Only one U.S. library reports ownership of either the 1777 or 1781 edition. It should be noted that there is NO 1771 edition, despite Palau and online cataloguing; cataloguers have simply failed to look at the last page of the supposed 1771 edition to see that the colophon is dated 1777. This offers one very pretty large initial and some modestly nice work with type ornaments. Contemporary limp vellum, a bit missing from back cover; evidence of ties, and binding with light dust-soiling. Lacking rear free endpaper. A clean, nice copy.

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        Anekdoten der Herzoginn von Kingston jetzigen Gräfinn von Bristol, und der Marquisinn De la Touche. Aus dem Französischen nebst Zusätzen des Uebersetzers (J. J. K. Timaeus).

      Hamburg, Herold, 1777. - 8°. 6 Bll., 164 SS. Broschur d. Zt Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe der abenteuerlichen Lebensgeschichte der Herzogin von Kingston. - Holzmann-B. I, 1703; Hayn-G. III, 560: "Enthält Liebeshändel und Affairen der Lady Elisabeth Chudleigh, nachmaliger verwitweter Ex-Herzogin von Kingston, des Viscount von Weymouth, Grafen von Estampes, Madame de Pompadour, Madame Varenne, Marquise de la Touche, des Juden Litz, des Ritters von B." Der auf grossem Fusse lebenden und mit verschiedenen Männern durch Europa reisenden Abenteurerin ist sowohl eine Folge des Neuen Pitaval als auch ein längerer Artikel im Brockhaus von 1809 gewidmet. Besonders grosses Aufsehen erregte der Bigamie-Prozess von 1776, in dem sie verurteilt wurde und mit einem glühenden Eisen gebranntmarkt worden wäre, wenn sie nicht rechtzeitig nach Calais hätte fliehen können. - Diese deutsche Ausgabe von Timaeus, einem Englischlehrer an der Ritterakademie in Lüneburg, ist um einige Kommentare ergänzt. - Gut erhalten, wenig fleckig, unbeschnitten. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Observations on Popular Antiquities. Including the whole of Mr. Bourne's Antiquitates Vulgares, with Addenda to Every Chapter of that Work: As Also, An Appendix, Containing Such Articles on the Subject, as Have Been Omit

      Newcastle upon Tyne Printed by T. Saint for J. Johnson 1777. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Browning to prelims. Book-plate on paste-down First Edition Half-leather marbled cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xixix, 430pp, + errata page. A comprehensive survey of 18th century customs, ceremonies and games.

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        Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-Seven... in a Poetical Epistle from a Lady of Quality in England, to Omiah, at Otaheite

      Dublin: W. Wilson, 1777. Octavo, complete with half-title; a fine untrimmed copy in the original marbled wrappers, a little browned at the edges. Send more handsome Tahitian men. Rare verse satire taking the form of a "Poetical epistle" to the romantic figure Omai, the Tahitian who had thrilled London society when he was brought back by Captain Cook on the Endeavour. The "first Polynesian ambassador to England", Omai was a prized guest at salons, balls, and other social and intellectual gatherings: he was "feted by Fanny Burney, approved by Samuel Johnson, entertained by Mrs. Thrale & Lord Sandwich, and painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds..." (Thomas Blake Clark).Omai's visit inspired a number of works of literature, more or less indecent. This rollicking example is certainly no exception, taking the form of a long epistle said to be by a female admirer who invites Omai to send yet more Tahitian men to fulfil the needs of the new, modern English woman, no longer bound by the social constraints or expectations of the previous generation. It begins, as so many of them do, with a swipe at Sir Joseph Banks (or "Opano") and his amour with Oberea in Tahiti: "If yet thy land preserves Opano's name, / And Oberea pines with am'rous flame...".Anonymously published, this is known to have been the work of the Dublin poet and satirist William Preston (1753-1807). A London quarto version was published in the same year, but as with most of Preston's other poems this Irish edition probably appeared first.Beddie records only the London printing of this scarce work.

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        A Voyage Toward the South Pole and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty?s Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775

      2 vols. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 2 vols., 4to, xl, 378 pp; [viii], 396 pp. Complete with 64 plates per binder?s instructions including portrait frontispiece and all folding charts. Each volume in slightly different calf; v. 1 in diced calf with 5 lines of gilt ruling, v. 2 in plain calf with one line gilt ruling. Both rebacked with panelled backstrip, tooled in blind, raised bands with gilt morocco labels and ?1777? in gilt at tail. Occasional offsetting of text onto backs of plates. Plate VIII clipped to the image on left and bottom margin. Plates LXIII, XXIV trimmed touching imprints. Plates LIII, XLIV, XXX, XXII, trimmed to the image. Plates XXXV, XVIII, XXVI, L, and II show offsetting of text on back. Large folding map in front of v.1 has large repaired tear, slight staining to bottom margin of first 25 pages of vol. 2, minor foxing to margins of several plates, light wear to boards. A clean and attractive copy. First edition of Cook?s second voyage. Charged by the Royal Society to prove or disprove the existence of a giant southern landmass, Cook's ship, HMS Resolution, accompanied by Furneaux in HMS Adventure, was the first to cross the Antarctic circle in January 1773. On the same voyage he circumnavigated the pole and subsequently crossed twice more, penetrating to 71 degrees south, further than anyone else for another fifty years. Cook records visits to many island chains including Easter Island, Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Tonga Islands, and describes in detail his encounters with the inhabitants. Thanks to Cook?s own techniques of preventing scurvy (mostly, keeping plenty of fresh limes on board), ?of 112 men on board the Resolution, which he commanded, Cook lost only one by disease--and that not scurvy--a unique achievement in his time? (Printing and the Mind of Man, 223). "This, the official account of the second voyage, was written by Cook himself ... In a letter, dated June 22nd, 1776, to his friend Commodore William Wilson, Cook writes: - 'The Journal of my late Voyage will be published in the course of the next winter, and I am to have the sole advantage of the sale. It will want those flourishes which Dr. Hawkesworth gave the other, but it will be illustrated and ornamented with about sixty copper plates, which, I am of the opinion, will exceed every thing that has been done in a work of this kind; ... As to the Journal, it must speak for itself. I can only say that it is my own narrative ...'" (Holmes pp.35-36). Cox I p.59. Hill I p.61 Sabin 16245. Beddie, p. 221-222.

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        BESKRIFNING OFVER DE ENGELSKA COLONIERNE I NORD-AMERICA; UTDRAGEN AF DE TILFORLATLIGASTE ARBETEN, SOM I DETTA AMNE UTKOMMIT I ENGLAND AREN 1776 OCH 1777.

      Stockholm. . 1777 - 32pp. plus folding map, 10 x 16 1/4 inches. Contemporary plain stiff wrappers. Paper soiled, torn along spine. Early ownership signatures on front pastedown. Quite clean and neat inside. Very good. In a half morocco box. A little-known and scarce Swedish guide to the American colonies, issued in the early years of the Revolution. Each of the thirteen colonies is discussed in its own section, with details on counties and towns, early exploration, colonization and history, climate, inhabitants, and more. The formerly Swedish colony of Delaware gets surprisingly little attention. The very interesting (and apparently quite scarce) Revolutionary map is entitled "Seat of War in America 1777" in English and Swedish, but is otherwise all in English. It has a small inset of the entire East Coast, but the main part of the map shows the region from the Chesapeake Bay up to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is a well-drawn map, the focus of which is the location of forts and large landholdings. OCLC locates a total of ten copies. Scarce. SABIN 5047. HOWES B398, "aa." OCLC 187040219, 187040219.

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        Poems supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and others, in the fifteenth century; the greatest part now first published from the most authentic copies, with an engraved specimen of one of the MSS. To which are added, a preface, an introductory account of the several pieces, and a glossary

      UK: T. Payne and Son. London, T. Payne & Son, 1777. Hardback first edition and first impression. First state with c4 uncancelled. Near fine with some wear to corners of boards and heavily rubbed. Rebacked at some point so presents well on the shelf. Owner's name to second leaf. Some signs of ageing to page block. A nice copy and very scarce in the first issue. Rowley was a creation of Chatterton's in the guise of a 15th Century monk and poet. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1777.

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        Recherches historiques et geographiques sur le Nouveau-Monde

      Chez Brunet 1777 - - Chez Brunet, à Paris 1777, In-8 (12,5x20,2cm), relié. - Edition originale, rare, illustrée de huit figures (monnaies et médailles chinoise, boudha) et d'une grande carte dépliante de la Sibérie de la rivière Lena. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Triple filet d'encadrement. Un petit manque en tête. Un trou de ver au mors supérieur en queue. 2 coins émoussés. frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. Important essai sur l'origine des populations du continent américain (nord et sud). L'auteur adopte plusieurs méthodes pour parvenir à son but : une étude comparative poussée des langues (notamment des îles du sud est asiatique, du Mexique, du Pérou.), des coutumes et des traditions. Scherer en vient à conclure, notamment en servant de la littérature antique et de divers voyages, que les populations de l'Amérique ont plusieurs origines migratoires, les Chinois, les Africains et certaines tribus asiatiques. L'amérique du nord, et notamment l'Alaska aurait subi plusieurs flux migratoires par le détroit de Bering, via le Kamchatka, en provenance de l'Asie. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Bound in full sheepskin marbled time. Back decorated nerves, roulette tail and head. As an exhibit in Havana morocco. Triple supervisory net. A small lack in mind. A wormhole to the upper joint in the tail. 2 corners bumped. friction copings, joint and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [PRINTED LOYALTY OATH FROM REVOLUTIONARY-ERA NEW YORK, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT]

      Albany. March 1, 1777.. [1]p., 5 x 6 1/4 inches. Old fold lines, minor soiling and foxing. Extensively docketed on verso. Very good. A printed loyalty oath, completed in manuscript, declaring Edward Morrison of a New York Continental Army regiment to be a faithful servant of the United States. The text reads as follows, with the manuscript portions in brackets: "[I Edward Morrison], Soldier inlisted by [Capt Ten Eyck] in the Regiment commanded by Colonel [Van Schaick] belonging to the State of [New York] in the Service of the United States of America; do swear, to be true to the said united States, and to serve them, honestly and faithfully, against all their Enemies and Opposers whatsoever; and to observe and obey, the Orders of the Continental Congress, and the Orders of the Generals and Officers set over me by them. So help me God. Sworn before me, at Albany, in the State of New-York, this [first] Day of [March] 177[7]. [J Roorbach, justice of the peace]". The oath is docketed on the verso by Ten Eyck, certifying the veracity of the person of Edward Morrison, dated March 4th, followed by a note signed by Gen. John Lansing stating that Morrison passed muster the same date. John Lansing (1754-1829) was an Albany lawyer who served for a time as Gen. Philip Schuyler's military secretary, then later as a representative in the state assembly. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, but left without signing, having become strongly Anti-Federalist and opposed to the centralization of the government. A scarce and ephemeral piece of Revolutionary history.

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        Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale Savoir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les treize Provinces unies qui sont. les quatres Colonies de la Nouvelle Angleterre 1. New Hampshire, 2. Massachusetsbaye, 3. Rhode-Island, & 4. Conecticut, 5. la Nouvelle York, 6. Nouvelle Jersey, 7. Pensilvanie, 8. les Comtés de Newcastle Kent et Sussex sur la Delaware, 9. Mariland, 10. Virginie, 11. la Caroline Septentrionale, 12. la Caroline Meridionale et 13. Georgie avec la Floride - Gravée exactement d'après les determinations geographiques dernierement faites par Matthieu Albert Lotter à Augsbourg':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Matthäus Albrecht Lotter in Augsburg, n. 1777, 59,5 x 49 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 158 (Matthäus Albrecht Lotter, 1741-1810. Engraver and publisher. Worked for his father Tobias Conrad Lotter and succeeded to his business in 1777 , signed maps Gebrüder Lotter, Frères Lotter, or M.A. Lotter, and giving titles in French, German and English rather than Latin. .). - Zeigt die Ostküste von Neufundland bis Florida. - Unten rechts übergroße Titelkartusche mit Wappen. Lotter's map of the British Colonies, which identifies each of the 13 Colonies by name in the title and in the map, at the outbreak of the American Revolution. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        La nouvelle maison rustique; ou Économie générale de tous les biens de Campagne; la manière de les entretenir et de les mulitiplier; donnée ci - devant au Public par le Sieur Liger.Onzième édition, augemntée considérablement, & mise en meilleur ordre: avec la vertu des simples, l' apothicairerie; les decisions du Droit - Francois sur les Matières Rurales; et enrichie de Figure en Taille - douce. 2 vols.

      Paris, Desaint 1777 - 26 x 19 cm, Front., VIII, 760 p., 15 planches en taille - douce ainsi qu' un nombre certain de bois gravés dans le texte, 756 p., planches 16 à 38 en taille - douce, nombre de bois gravés in - texte, Rel. en parchemin à 5 nerfs, éraflée et abîmée, Corps du texte et des gravures en bon état de conservation

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        "Insel Rügen. Stubbenkammer von Unten nördlich von Königstuhl." Blick entlang der Kreidefelsen von Großstubbenkammer, Königstuhl und Kleinstubbenkammer nach Südosten auf das offene Meer.

      . Lithographie von A. Kunike (1777 Greifswald oder Insel Rügen-Wien 1838), auf festem Velin. Darstellungsgröße 26:34,9 cm, Blattgröße 39,1:51,7 cm. Mit der Adresse von Kunikens lithogr. Anstalt in Wien. Vergleichsliteratur: H. Börsch-Supan/K.W. Jähnig, Caspar David Friedrich. Gemälde, Druckgraphiken und bildmäßige Zeichnungen. München, 1973, Nrn. 90-93. Sämtliche hier beschriebenen Zeichnungen Friedrichs, die "Stubbenkammer" zum Motiv haben, sind verschollen oder ihr Verbleib unbekannt. Die Nähe unserer Lithographie besonders zu Nr. 90 ist evident.. Titel war zuerst Schüler von J.G. Quistorp (1755-1835), dann seit 1801 in Dresden, zur gleichen Zeit mit seinen etwas älteren Landsleuten C.D. Friedrich (1774-1840) und Ph.O. Runge (1777-1810), über die er sich allerdings beklagte "welche so überspannte, schwärmerische Ideen mit der Kunst verbinden, ohne im mindesten ordentlich zeichnen zu können". Auch in Wien 1802-1806 steht er nicht im Lager der jungen Revolutionäre, sondern unter dem Einfluß des David-Schülers Rene Theod. Berton (1776-1859). Ein Italienaufenthalt fällt in die Jahre 1806-1819. In Florenz wurde er von J.Ph. Hackert (1737-1807) aufgenommen, in Rom hatte er nahmen Umgang mit B. Thorvaldsen, A. Canova und D. Rauch. Seit 1822 lebte er als geschätzter Porträtist in Stettin, seit 1826 bis zu seinem Tode war er als Nachfolger Quistorps Universitätszeichenlehrer in Greifwald. In Titels wenigen Landschaften machen sich romantische Anklänge stärker bemerkbar, vor allem an den Norweger Dahl, den er bezeichnenderweise seinem Landsmann Friedrich, mit dem er persönlich befreundet war (vgl. Reisetagebuch von 1831), künstlerisch vorgezogen hat.

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        21-year-old Major Aaron Burr, Aide-de-Camp to General Israel Putnam, details how a captured officer is to be returned ?properly guarded by the Way he came ... must be carefully watched? and his wife ?has Liberty to pass to the Enemies Lines with her Family and Furniture...?

      Princeton, New Jersey, February 21, 1777. 6.5" X 8.25". "Scarce War-dated Autograph Letter Signed ?A Burr ADC? with postscript on verso signed ?AB,? one page, 6.5"" x 8.25?. Integral leaf addressed by Burr to ?Colonel Nielson / Cranbury? and docketed ?Genl Putnams Letter/21 Febry 1777.? On laid paper. Irregular edges, small tears. Fine condition.Burr writes, ?The General has order Capt Campbell immediately back to Cranbury and from thence to be returned to [?Brunswick? crossed out] S. Amboy properly guarded by the Way he came ?" he is permitted to write to Mrs Campbell from Cranbury but to make no longer Delay. You will immediately let Mrs Campbell know that she has Liberty to pass to the Enemies Lines with her Family and Furniture ?" Campbell and his Attendant must be carefully watched and should any ... in future arrive at your Post detain them till they can be reported to the Genl. I am Sir in behalf of yr Genl yr most Obt Sert A Burr ADC.? Postscript on verso: ?Capt Nielson will direct the particular Rout Mrs Campbell shall take. AB.?On June 22, 1776, 20-year-old Major Aaron Burr was appointed aide-de-camp to General Israel Putnam. The recipient of this letter, Col. John Nielson, was later Brigadier General of the New Jersey Militia and Deputy Quartermaster General of New Jersey.Three days before Major Burr wrote this letter, Colonel Nielson successfully attacked a British detachment. On February 20, 1777, General George Washington thanked Major General Israel Putnam for his letter of the 18th ?communicating the successful attempt made by Colo. Neilson [sic] on the Enemy at Lawrence?s Island that Morning. The Colo. and his party conducted the plan with such secrecy and resolution, that they claim my sincerest thanks for this Instance of good behaviour, and I wish that you would acquaint them, with my hearty Approbation of their Conduct ... You will be pleased to direct proper care to be taken, of the muskets taken by Colo. Neilson. Let what is customary in such cases be done...? On that same day, Gen. Washington also wrote to the President of Congress, John Hancock, that ?Colo. Neilson of Brunswick with a detachment of Militia on the morning of the 18th surprised Major Stockdon [Richard W. Stockton, N.J. Volunteers, British provincial troops], whom he took with 59 Privates of General Skinner?s Corps, killing four and bringing Away the Arms of the whole with some Blankets...?No Revolutionary War-dated letter of Aaron Burr has appeared at a major public auction in over 30 years!"

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte von Baiern. (5 Stücke in 2 Bänden).

      Regensburg, Montag (V. Stück : Ingolstadt, Krüll), 1777/93. - Mit gestochener Kopfvignette und Kupfertafel, 62 Seiten, 2 Blatt, Seite 69-206, 1 Blatt, Seite 209-332, 1 Blatt; 3 Blatt, XXXVI, 295 Seiten, 2 Blatt, Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, ca. 20 x 12,5 cm (leicht abweichend in der Größe), Einbände leicht berieben, der 2. Band mit einigen oberflächlichen Wurmspuren im Lederbezug.

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        Recherches historiques et geographiques sur le Nouveau-Monde

      first edition.Bound in full sheepskin marbled time. Back decorated nerves, roulette tail and head. As an exhibit in Havana morocco. Triple supervisory net. A small lack in mind. A wormhole to the upper joint in the tail. 2 corners bumped. friction copings, joint and corners. Chez Brunet A Paris 1777 In-8 (12,5x20,2cm) relié

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        Fables, lettres, et variétés historiques

      Londres: chez E. et C. Dilly, et P. Elmsly,, 1777. Duodecimo (170 × 100 mm). Contemporary red morocco, smooth spine richly gilt in compartments, green morocco label, sides with wide gilt borders, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With an initial leaf of advertisements for schoolbooks published by E. and C. Dilly. A fine copy. Second edition (first published by Elmsly alone in 1771) of this compendium of passages for students of French, here handsomely bound in red morocco, an English binding making considerable effort to match the generally higher standards of contemporary French binders. Peter Elmsly, or Emlsley, was principally involved in importing foreign books and was often described as a French bookseller, although he was born in Aberdeenshire. Elmsley served as bookseller and shipping agent for Edward Gibbon, assisting in the management of his affairs in London when Gibbon was in Lausanne. He was also the first named of the conger of booksellers who conceived and published The Works of the English Poets with Prefaces, Biographical, and Critical, by Samuel Johnson. For this edition he was joined by Edward and Charles Dilly, notorious in many circles for their republican sympathies. They published a further three editions before the end of the century.

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        Le libertin devenu vertueux, ou mémoires du Comte D ***

      Original, unusual Edition.Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number in beige leather. Beautiful copy. chez la veuve Duchesne A Londres, et se trouve à Paris 1777 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm) (2) 348pp. et 252pp. reliés

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        BIOGRAPHY OF WASHINGTON IN NOTES WRITTEN BY HIMSELF UPON A SKETCH MADE BY COL. D. HUMPHRIES. COPIED FROM THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH OF WASHINGTON IN POSSESSION OF THE LATE MRS. HUMPHRIES [manuscript cover title]

      [N.p. ca. 1830s].. 23pp. Quarto. Original plain paper wrappers, manuscript title on front cover. Spine perished, covers a bit ragged at edges. Light soiling and foxing. Minor soiling to text. Quite legible. Very good. Fair copy of General George Washington's notes on his life and military campaigns, written at the request of Col. David Humphreys, for the purpose of writing a biography of the General. Humphreys served as one of Washington's aides- de-camp during the Revolution and remained quite close to the General. Though Humphreys did write a brief biography of the General, it appears not to have been published until modern times. John Pickering (1777-1846), son of Timothy Pickering, was in the diplomatic corps and a linguist. He had served with Humphreys in the diplomatic service in Lisbon and was the executor of his estate. He acquired Col. Humphreys's papers in 1829 from his widow, and this copy of Washington's remarks was copied sometime after that. The notes, aside from the answers to a few questions about his early life (the questions themselves seem to be lost to history), pertain to Washington's early military career, specifically his expedition in the spring of 1754 to attempt to establish a post at the forks of the Ohio before the French. The site, modern-day Pittsburgh, was already occupied by the French who had established a post they called Du Quesne. Washington fell back to Great Meadows and he recounts details of his troops' attack of a French scouting party, including having one horse killed beneath him and two wounded, a ball shot through his hat and several other through his clothing, but nevertheless escaping unscathed. The notes also mention an incident in which some of his men were killed by friendly fire, but nowhere is Washington's capitulation to the French mentioned. It is stated that Washington resigned his military commission because of "an inveterate disorder in his bowels" and because he had "seen quiet restored...to the frontiers...." At the bottom of page one, Pickering writes: "The word his in the original appears to have been altered from my, in order to accommodate it to Col. Humphreys work." On the last page, Pickering writes: "The information given in these sheets - tho related from Memory, It is believe to be depended upon - It is hastily and incorrectly related - but not so much for these reasons, as some others it is earnestly requested that after Col. Humphreys has extracted what he shall judge necessary and given it in his own language, that the whole of what is here contained may be returned to GW, or committed to the flames. Some of the enumerations are trifling; and perhaps more important circumstances omitted." The original notes for the biography, by both Humphreys and Washington, appear to have been dispersed, with segments residing at the Rosenbach, Yale, and the Forbes Magazine collection in New York City.

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        Florum Sparsio ad jus Iustinianeum, Cum Praefatione.

      1777 - Excerpts from Roman Law Selected by Grotius Grotius, Hugo [1583-1645]. Gebauer, Georg Christian [1690-1773]. [Somma, Gabriele, Notes]. Florum Sparsio ad jus Iustinianeum, Cum Praefatione D. Geor. Christiani Gebaveri. Insuper hac Prima Neapolitana Editione Notulis Passim Aucta, Et Indicibus Tribus. Naples: Ex Officina Vincentii Manfredii, 1777. [xxiii], 378, [4] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Original printed wrappers with untrimmed edges bound into later quarter vellum over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Negligible rubbing to extremities. Moderate toning to text, foxing in places, dampstaining to first quarter of text block, internally clean. * Fourth and final edition, the only edition with Somma's notes. First published in 1642, the Florum Sparsio is a topically digested selection of excerpts from Justinian's Code with commentary by Grotius. It was intended to serve as a tool for legal arguments. Somma, who wrote the additional notes in this edition, was a Neapolitan theologian. They add philological detail and information about Neapolitan and Italian law. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley Law School). Ter Meulen and Diermanse, Bibliographie de Grotius 795. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Spirito delle leggi del signore di Montesquieu con le note dell'abate Antonio Genovesi. Tomo primo [ - quarto].

      Domenico Terres [1777]. 4 volumi in - 8° (cm. 19,5), legature posteriori in m. tela rossa con titolo in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati; pp. XVI, 360 e 2 tavole di ritratti dei due autori in antiporta (incisi da Giampiccoli); XVI, 319, [1 b.]; XVI, 310, [2 bb.]; 366, [2 bb.] in buono stato, grande vignetta tip. in rame ai frontespizi; sporadiche fioriture e lievi segni d'uso. Traduzione italiana dello Spirito delle Leggi con l'importante commento del Genovesi in prima edizione, qui nella tiratura che presenta maggiore accuratezza nella numerazione delle pagine. Una traduzione antecedente ad opera di Macatti (Napoli 1750) rimase interrotta dalla censura [cfr. Einaudi 3996]. Deliziosa pubblicazione nata da un prezioso manoscritto «in carattere corsivo» del defunto Genovesi, conservato dallo stampatore nel suo studio privato [p. V]. Sulle operette tradotte in fine cfr. Einaudi 3997. Buon esemplare.

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        During the third year of the American Revolution, an Englishman writes "Affairs in America seem'd to have a dismal Aspect, poor England never was in a more melancholy Situation. It appears to be almost I think at its last Gasp, should France improve the Advantage, events more improbable have happen'd than Our being a Province of that Kingdom. if there's another Campaign I shall go out in the Spring, to the Regiment. I have been here some time recruiting but without Success ?"

      Exeter [England], November 5 [1777]. 7" x 8.75". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Wm Hamilton,"" 3 pages, 7"" x 8.75"", two conjoined sheets, front and verso. Exeter, November 5 [1777]. To Col. [Richmond] Webb. Docketed on verso of second sheet. Minor flaws. Fine condition.In part, ""I lately got a Frank and have now presumed to trouble you, as I thought it a good opportunity of conveying a Letter to the general Post Office. I made so free as to enclose the within, however my motive for writing you must not imagine was on that moment - I never was half so much distress'd, at any, or all the Officers that have quitted the Regiment, as I was at the Loss of your Son, Richmond Webb. his Loss will be irreparable, few such honest or worthy Lads are ever to be met with, there is none I more sincerely regard and esteem.""The 40th will find it difficult to get his Equal. I heard he had gone to the West Indies for the Benefit of his Health, which by this is restablish'd I hope, - if I know where to address him I should long since have written. I shall take it as a favour when you write if you'll be kind enough to present my best & sincere good Wishes perhaps some time or Other, he, and I, may again meet which will always give me real Happiness. - I hope Mrs Webb has enjoy'd her Health, since I had last the pleasure of hearing from you. Please to present my best respects.""Affairs in America seemd to have a dismal Aspect, poor England never was in a more melancholy Situation. It appears to be almost I think at its last Gasp, should France improve the Advantage, events more improbable have happen'd than Our being a Province of that Kingdom. if there's another Campaign I shall go out in the Spring, to the Regiment. I have been here some time recruiting but without Success. when you see Mrs Bradstreet please be kind enough to present my Compliments to her and Family ...""An advertisement in the June 30 - July 2, 1789, edition of The St. James's Chronicle; Or, British Evening-Post, dated Hadley, June 23, 1789, headed ""Lieut. Richmond Fowke Griffith Webb"" helps date this letter as being written in 1777.The advertisement, in full: ""If Mr. Richmond Fowke Griffith Webb, who in the year 1777 was the First Lieutenant of his Majesty's 40th Regiment of Foot, then serving in America, the only son of the late Lieut. Col. Richmond Webb, be alive, his anxious Family most earnestly request his Presence on affairs of importance to himself and to them all. Or if any other gentleman can give any information of Mr. Webb, so that the family may be able to obtain intercourse with him, it will render them great comfort, and they will consider themselves under particular obligation. Ill health obliged Lieut. Webb to quit his Regiment at New-York, and he sailed from Kingston in Jamaica, in June, 1777, for Montego Bay. His father, Col. Webb, died the 27th of May 1785, and Mrs. Webb, his Mother, on the 8th of June instant. Mess. William Thackeray and Peter Moore, of Hadley, near Barnet, Middlesex, two of the Executors of the late Mrs. Webb, will regard themselves particularly indebted for any communication to or from Mr. Webb."" A photocopy of the advertisement is present.Information about the recipient of this letter, from the Westminster Abbey website: ""Colonel Richmond Webb and his wife are buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey. The tablet to him, over the door into the Pyx Chamber, has now lost its inscription. A record had been made of it and it read:""'Near this monument are interred the remains of Lieut. Colonel Richmond Webb who was born of a distinguish'd family of soldiers, served his King and country with honour, truth, humanity and bravery. He was the best of fathers, most affectionate of husbands, and most amiable of men: he was sensible, modest, kind and good, and united the softest heart with the strongest mind. He departed this life on the 27th May 1785, aged 70 years. In the same grave are deposited the remains of Sarah his inconsolable window, who only surviv'd his melancholy loss four years, and died on the 8th June 1789 aged 66 years. She was the tender, faithful and worthy partner of his distinguish'd virtues. In all goodness they were truly one!'""He was the only son of Richmond Webb, captain in the Guards, descended from the family of Richmond alias Webb of Wiltshire, and his wife Anne. Sarah was the daughter of J. Griffyths. Their children were Sarah who married Peter Moore, Richmond, Charlotte, Augusta who married Thomas Evans, and Amelia who married W.M. Thackeray and was grandmother of the famous author of that name.""The recipient of this letter, Col. Richmond Webb, was the great grandfather of English author, William Makepeace Thackeray."

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        Essai sur le Commerce de Russie. Avec L’Histoire de ses Découvertes.

      Amsterdam 1777. - First edition of one of the first French works on commerce in Russia, including a noteworthy early map of Alaska. "Extremely detailed and worth studying" (Lada-Mocarski). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NIEUWE ALGEMENE BESCHRYVING VAN DE KAAP DE GOEDE HOOP

      Amsterdam Petrus Conradi 1777 - 2 volumes. First edition. With a profusion of superb engraved, large folding plates throughout each volume, 25 in total as called for. Thick, tall 8vo, later full calf with hand-calligraphed spine labels, marbled endpapers. viii, 486 pp; 342 pp. A very fine set, very bright and clean, crisp and in unusually pristine condition, an unopened copy, untrimmed and near as mint. The bindings probably replaced the original printer's covers, as the set seems just as it might have come from the printer's tables. RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS LANDMARK WORK. THE OCTAVO ISSUE WITH THE FOLDING FOLIO PLATES. On the author's 'An exact and detailed description of the Cape of Good Hope, containing a very circumstantial account of the present state of that celebrated country, its settlements, harbour, fortress, form of government, extent, and the regions recently discovered in its vicinity; together with an erudite description of the climate and soil of the territory; of its animals, fishes, birds, plants, and herbs; likewise of various prodigies of Nature discovered in the country; to which is added a very accurately compiled account of the Hottentots from the author's own personal investigations: followed by a remarkable report on their language, religion, manner of living, singular traditions, customs, marriage ceremonies, circumcisions, and education. Written with strict attention to veracity during a long residence in.the Cape of Good Hope. Excellent folio engravings throughout, all folding and all in excellent condition.' From Mendolssohn [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bowles's Florist: containing sixty plates of beautiful flowers, regularly disposed in their succession of blowing, to which is added an accurate description of their colours, with instructions for drawing and painting them according to nature

      Carington Bowles, London 1777 - (8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches). 60 hand coloured engraved plates. Extra-illustrated with an 18th-century hand coloured decoupage of a potted chrysanthemum, mounted on verso of the title. Early nineteenth century half calf over purple morocco, spine with raised bands in five compartments, black morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat overall decoration in gilt, patterned endpapers A very rare hand coloured copy of a noted 18th century manual on flower painting. The work is organized in calendar fashion, with five plates for each month. The work "represents an early example of one of the pattern-books for drawing and painting flowers . By drawing directly from nature, the author explains, one can avoid the stiff formality of the copied image. Regarding the use of colour, he recommends that the flowers be placed with the light falling from the left, casting the right half of the composition into shadow. He then adds a list of the paints necessary . Further instuctions follow, regarding the best way to paint specific flowers: the hyacinth, cyclamen, crocus, snowdrop, anemone, almond blossom, auricula, daffodil, iris, rose, tulip, etc., many of which are depicted in the book." The sixty plates "were intended not only to serve as models for the amateur artist; they could also be admired by flower lovers." (Oak Spring Flora). The work by Bowles was originally issued in circa 1760 by his grandfather Thomas, under the title The Florist ; in the present Carington Bowles issue, the plates have had the original engravers names and imprints removed and replaced with a Carington Bowles imprint dated 1774. The text would appear identical in both issues. Like the earlier version, Bowles issued the work coloured (1 guinea) [as the present] and uncoloured (6s). All editions are very rare, particularly coloured: only the Plesch and De Belder coloured copies appear in the auction records. Nissen BBI 1735; Dunthorne 46; Henrey 3.481; Johnston 529; Tomasi, Oak Spring Flora 88. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schrifften

      Verf., Zürich 1777 - Salomon Gessners Schrifften. 1r Band. - Zürich : beym Verf., 1777. - 191 S., 10 Bl. 27 x 22 cm. Späterer Halbpergamentband nach 1900, goldgeprägtes RSchild und Buntpapier auf Vor- und Rückdeckel. - Mit gest. Tit., 10 Kupfertaf. und 25 Kupferst. im Text von Salomon Gessner. - Wilpert-Gühring 475, 13. /Farbfrische und kräftige Drucke, Seiten stellenweise leicht fleckig, Einbd. etwas berieben und angeschmutzt, 3 Blatt aus Bindung gelöst/ - Salomon Gessner (1730 - 1788, Zürich) war Dichter, Maler, Graphiker und Verleger in einem. Inspirierte zahlreiche Künstler, u. a. Carl Wilhelm Kolbe d. Ä.

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        Catecismo Romano: Compuesto por decreto del Sagrado Concilio Tridentino para los Párrocos de toda la Iglesia: y publicado por San Pío V Traducido del Latín al Castellano según el decreto del mismo Sagrado Concilio por Don Lorenzo Agustín de Manterola, Presbytero.

      1777. . 1777 - Imp. de Benito de Coscoyuela. Pamplona. . 2 Vol. . Vol I: (XXXX+532 pp.) Vol II: (4H.+444 pp.). Cuarto Menor. Pergamino de época. Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (Cristianismo), Siglo XVIII , Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Edición del siglo XVIII del Catecismo Católico emanado del Concilio de Trento bajo el pontificado de Pío V. Los dos volúmenes presentan un grabado xilográfico de temática religiosa y la portada impresa a dos tintas (rojo-negro). El primer volumen tiene en la guarda dos sellos tampográficos de anterior propietario. Encuadernado en pergamino de la época. Las cubiertas tienen pequeños rasguños y algunas manchas, bien conservado en general. .

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        Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

      London: The Strand: W Strahan; and T Cadell, 1777 VG+, 22 pls, subscribers copy? 1st ed of the 2nd English translation of Newtons Principia 1777. Vol 1 (all published), [15], (xvi-lviii), [23], [1], 2-360 pp, 22 pls (all folding), in contemporary calf boards, gilt edge tooling, some tip repairs. Professionally re-spined to style, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to morocco labels. Internally, gilt board edge tooling, original red marbled endpapers with repair and small coat of arms label to fpd, mss notes to verso fep (1869 & 1889) stating bought at Thorp sale, mss note to half title (stating ExLib Robert Thorp bought at auction), contains, half title, list of subscribers and the dedication (often lacking in the later ed). Some mionor foxing on title and elsewhere, 1 old paper repair. Uncommon. (Lowndes 1334. Gray 28. Allibone 1418. Hall p27. Graesse 683). Thorp, Church of England clergyman, later Arch Deacon of Durham and co founder of Durham University. There was another English translation by Motte in 1729, and Newton published his Principia in 1687.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell 1777, 1781, 1788., 1777. 6 volumes; medium quarto. Volume I is a third Edition; the remainder being First Editions. With a portrait frontispiece portrait after Sir Joshua Reynolds and three folding maps. Half-titles (vols. II-VI) and errata (II,III,VI).Elegantly bound in orignal mottled tan calf, respined to style with red and green title labels, gilt rules and decoration. Some minor toning and a few creases within, binding a little rubbed and marked to boards. Overall a most presentable copy of this monumental work. Norton, PMM222.

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        Politische Arithmetik, enthaltend Bemerkungen über den gegenwärtigen Zustand Großbrittanniens, und über die Grundsätze der Verwaltung dieses Staats in Absicht auf die Beförderung des Ackerbaues. An die ökonomischen Gesellschaften in Europa gerichtet.

      Königsberg, Kanter, 1777. - (20 x 12 cm). XVI, 298 (2) S. Halblederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe eines seiner Hauptwerke, "ein Buch, in dem dieser . die Quintessenz seiner volkswirtschaftlichen Anschauungen niederzulegen unternommen hatte" (Sauer Katalog 5, 1543). - Young (1741-1820) war "ein großer landwirtschaftlicher Reformer, dessen Einfluß weit über sein Heimatland hinausreichte. Er führte zahlreiche neue und wissenschaftliche Ideen in die Landwirtschaft und die Bewirtschaftung der Bauernhöfe ein" (PMM 214). - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Titelblatt und ein weiteres Blatt jeweils mit ergänzter Fehlstelle (mit geringem Textverlust). Rücken restauriert, sonst gut erhalten. - Kress B 94 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theoria Motus Corporum Coelestium

      With errata, 20 pages of tables and 1 engraved plate. Nineteenth century half - morocco over pebbled cloth; paper uniformly browned, library stamp on title. First edition of a famous classic of astronomy and mathematics. Gauss (1777 - 1855), one of the greatest German mathematicians, became director of the observatory at Göttingen by age thirty. In this, his chief work on celestial mechanics, he introduced the principle of curvilinear triangulation and the four formulae in spherical trigonometry known as ?Gauss?s Analogies,? by which he was able to accurately calculate and predict orbit location. Professor G. Walde Dunnington, in his definitive study of Gauss, writes: ?The processes detailed in the Theoria motus are no less remarkable for originality and completeness than for the concise and elegant form in which the author has exhibited them.?

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        Gründlicher Unterricht von der Pferdezucht und Anlegung der Gestütte, in welchem angezeiget wird, wie dieselbe durch eine wohlgeordnete mit einheimischen Pferden, vornehmlich in Deutschland, verbessert, vermehret, und zum allgemeinen Gebrauch der Kriegsvölker nützlich gemacht werden konnte. Nebst einigen Beobachtungen, die der Ernährung der trächtigen Stutten und bey Ernährung der Fohlen angewendet werden soll.,

      Ft. u.Lpz., Bronner 1777. - 2. Aufl. 8°. 12 Bll., 231 S. Mit 2 gefalt. Mit 2 mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertaf. Pbd. d. Zt. Ecke berieb. Kl. Fehlstellen am Rü. Seemann 2204 - Der Verfasser war Obrist einer Regimentskavallerie und Churcöllnischer erster Stallmeister. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STATE OF MASSACHUSETT'S [sic] BAY...AN ACT TO PREVENT MONOPOLY AND OPPRESSION [caption title]

      [Boston 1777].. 11pp. String-tied self-wrappers, as issued. Contemporary ink notations on first page and verso of final text page. Two small holes in final leaf, affecting about five words. Very good. The present copy bears the ownership signature of Jonathan Stone of the central Massachusetts town of Rutland, just north of Worcester. The final blank page contains Stone's ink notes recording the names of leading Rutland citizens and politicians, as well as several calculations. In 1777, Massachusetts passed a State Price Act, allowing towns to set prices on various groceries and commodities to prevent profiteering through hoarding and price gouging. This printed version of the Act, passed Jan. 25, sets out the reasoning for the law in a preamble, provides a list of goods and services with the maximum prices that could be asked, and authorizes localities throughout the state to set their own prices based on "usage and custom." The law was repealed in October 1777. EVANS 15404. CUSHING 976. NAIP w033147.

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        STATE OF MASSACHUSETT'S [sic] BAY.AN ACT TO PREVENT MONOPOLY AND OPPRESSION [caption title].

      [Boston ]. 1777 - 11pp. String-tied self-wrappers, as issued. Contemporary ink notations on first page and verso of final text page. Two small holes in final leaf, affecting about five words. Very good. The present copy bears the ownership signature of Jonathan Stone of the central Massachusetts town of Rutland, just north of Worcester. The final blank page contains Stone's ink notes recording the names of leading Rutland citizens and politicians, as well as several calculations. In 1777, Massachusetts passed a State Price Act, allowing towns to set prices on various groceries and commodities to prevent profiteering through hoarding and price gouging. This printed version of the Act, passed Jan. 25, sets out the reasoning for the law in a preamble, provides a list of goods and services with the maximum prices that could be asked, and authorizes localities throughout the state to set their own prices based on "usage and custom." The law was repealed in October 1777. EVANS 15404. CUSHING 976. NAIP w033147.

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        Kartenspieler.

      . Radierung in Crayonmanier, 1777, nach einer Zeichnung von Frans van Mieris (1635-1681), auf Bütten, verso mit dem Künstlerzeichen (Lugt 2725) und Nummer "7264" in brauner Feder. 19,2:14,6 cm. - Mit einem kleinen Braunfleck in der Darstellung. Radiert von Ploos' Werkstattmitarbeiter Cornelis Brouwer (tätig zwischen 1781-1802). Literatur: Wurzbach und Laurentius/Niemeijer 26. Publiziert 1777.. Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.

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