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        The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by Himself

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell,/for J. Bew,, 1777. (Together with: PRATT, Samuel Jackson.) Supplement to the Life of David Hume, Esq. Containing genuine Anecdotes, and a circumstantial Account of his Death and Funeral. To which is added, a certified Copy of his last Will and Testament. 2 works bound in one volume, octavo (155 × 95 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments, red morocco label, edges stained red. Engraved frontispiece portrait to the first work. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Sanderson to front pastedown. Front joint split, but cords holding firm. Title page of the first work browned and offset from portrait as often. Very good copies. First edition, second issue (with the misprint "himself" for "myself", line 3, p. 29), of the most endearing of autobiographies, bound with a related contemporary work. Hume was aware that, owing to his views on religious questions, the manner of his death would be a matter of public curiosity. So when, in My Own Life, he set out to describe his feelings as he approached his end, he was as much writing a manifesto for his philosophy as a piece of autobiography. It is generally agreed that the account is an authentic self-portrait of one whom his friend Adam Smith, whose letter to the publisher William Strahan recounting Hume's last days is printed at the end of the Life, described as approaching "as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human fraility will admit". Smith also contributed the preface (cf. Strahan's letter to John Home of 3 March 1777, in G. Birkbeck Hill, Letters of David Hume to William Strahan, 1888, p. 362, n. 1). Samuel Pratt, a one-time priest and failed actor, depended largely, as of 1774, upon his pen for support. Often writing under the name of Courtney Melmoth, he "possessed considerable talents, but his necessities left him little time for reflection or revision" (DNB). This would seem to be true of his Supplement to the Life, written in the same year as his Apology for the Life and writings of David Hume, which in places seems to aim at a condemnation of Hume but ends emphasising his importance and talent. The anecdotal elements are valuable in giving an insight into the public concern for and interest in Hume's atheism and whether or not this would lead to the condemnation of his soul: "It is hardly to be credited, that the grave-diggers, digging with pick axes Mr. Hume's grave, should have attracted the gaping curiosity of the multitude. That, notwithstanding a heavy rain, which fell during the internment, multitudes of all ranks gazed at the funeral procession, as if they had expected the hearse to have been consumed in livid flames, or encircled with a ray of glory …"

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        A Treatise upon Planting, Gardening, and the Management of the Hot-House . The Second Edition, corrected and greatly enlarged

      Printed for S. Hooper . and sold by G. Robinson, London 1777 - (8 1/4 x 5 inches). xii, 280; [4], 279 pp. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red and green morocco lettering pieces in the second and third Provenance: John George Home Drummond, Abbots Grange (armorial bookplate) A noted 18th century work on gardening and the planting of fruit trees. The author, the gardener to Sir Thomas Gascoigne, to whom the book is dedicated, writes in the Preface to this expanded second edition that "his intention in the following sheets is not to deliver himself systematically, but, in the most explicit manner, to lay before the Public facts that have been successfully reduced to practice by himself . he noted that, if his directions are followed, extensive tracts of land which are now useless, may become ornamental and profitable." The work is particularly noted for its treatment on fruit trees and on the raising of pineapples. Henrey II 468; cf. Johnston 530; ESTC N21654.

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        A Treatise upon Planting, Gardening, and The Management of The Hothouse. (2 volume set)

      Printed for S Hooper & c Robinson, London 1777 - The author was Gardener to Sir Thomas Gascoigne. Second Edition 'corrected and greatly enlarged'. 280 and 279 pages respectively. These volumes have been neatly rebound in half blue morocco. Tight bindings and bright, clean unmarked interiors. The covers are in excellent condition. Decorative endpapers. The pages are clean, tight and bright and there are no markings, browning or inscriptions. The set was once in the ownership of the Dartington Hall Trust Library and very small stamps appear at the head of the front endpaper of Volume 1 and at the head of a front blank endpaper in Volume 2. A very pleasing set. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland

      Strahan & Cadell in the Strand, London 1777 - 2 volume set. Quarto. 29 by 23 cms. Recently rebound in half-leather. Raised bands to spine. Gilt lines to bands. Gilt decoration to spine panels. Decorative blind tooling to the leather on boards. Gilt labels. Original headbands. Pp cxxxiv, 630: 615, index. Foldout map in each volume. Pages very clean and unmarked. A fine set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. Two volume set.

      London Printed for W Strahan and T Cadell First Edition 1777 - 4to. 2 vols. cxxxiv, 630pp.615pp plus Index. Complete with two folding county maps. Former owners bookplates to both volumes. Ex libris Professor J.C. Holt (Cambridge Medieval Historian). In contemporary full tree calf rebacked in light matching calf with contrasting red and green spine labels. Cornersand boards slightly rubbed but a very good set of this important county history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, J.Robson, P.Elmsly, and G.Robinson, 1777 Folding engraved map, some music notations in text. Modern calf binding with morocco spine labels, new endpapers. Interior, text and map in superb condition . small clean tear on leaf with errata repaired no loss. First edition of a remarkable achievement, ?"an important and necessary addition?" (Hill) to the account of Cook?'s second voyage. The second voyage was ?"to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of any southern continents.?" Cook was the first to cross the Antarctic Circle, and on his return to the area near New Zealand an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries were made, including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and a number of smaller Islands. This voyage produced a vast amount of information concerning the Pacific peoples and islands, proved the value of the chronometer as an aid in finding longitude, and improved techniques for preventing scurvy. The author chronicles each location, describing the physical attributes as well as the inhabitants they met along the way. Georg Forster (1754-1794), along with his father Johann Reinhold Forster, accompanied Cook on the Resolution as naturalists, with the intention of preparing the official account of the voyage. George was not yet 18 when he boarded the Resolution, and over the next three years was active in making collections and observations to both natural history and ethnology. He mad hundreds of paintings and drawings during the voyage. However, a dispute arose with the Admiralty over payments which resulted in the elder Forster being dismissed from the project. At that point George took on the responsibility of authoring an account of the voyage on his father?'s behalf. This work, in the son?'s name only, was published six weeks before Cook?'s own final official account. The competing publications only served to increase the rancorous relationship between Cook and the Forsters, which took on majestic proportions, feeding a continuous slew of books and articles over the ensuing centuries. George was subsequently elected to the Royal Society when he was just 22 years old.  

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        J.W. Goethens Schriften. Zweite Auflage, mit Kupfern.

      Berlin, bei Christian Friedrich Himburg 1777.. 3 Bände. gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelblätter jeweils mit gestochener Vignette, 275, 311, 237 S. und 7 ganzseitige Kupfer (numeriert von No.1 - No. 7). Kl.-8°., marmorierte Ganzleder-Einbände der Zeit auf fünf Bünden und mit zwei Titel-Rückenschildern, gemusterte Vorsatzpapiere, umlaufender Rotschnitt,. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, Papier vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in dekorativem zeitgenössischen Einband,

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        CARTA TOPOGRAFICA, CHE DIMOSTRA IL PIANO DELLA CAMPAGNA DELLA CHIESA DI SAN BARTOLOMEO A GAVENA, POSTO NELLA POTESTERIA DI VINCI E CERRETO. Dalla quale si rileva il corso dei Fossi e Scoli che irrigano la detta Pianura, e come i detti Fossi hanno il loro principio, direzione e introduzione in altri Fossi o Fiume [...]. Fatta da me infrascritto Perito nel mese di Marzo dell'anno 1777. Terrilogio originale, 1777.

      Assai gradevole terrilogio settecentesco in formato cm.45x72,7. Le varie parti sono rappresentate in vivida policromia, a costituire un insieme assai piacevole: estremamente nitidi i vari particolari raffigurati ed i relativi richiami esplicativi. La carta è applicata su tela d'epoca, con bordura in stoffa verde, ed all'angolo inferiore destro compare la firma del perito estensore del rilievo, "Francesco Sodi, Ing. Mano Piã.". La descrizione del rilevamento catastale prosegue con: "... e similmente vengano dimostrate diverse Sezioni fatte in diversi Punti ai detti Fossi, e Rio di Ganghereto, e finalmente il corso della Strada Comerciante che da Gavena va a Fucecchio, con la Sezione del Ponte murato che traversa la detta Strada al sopraenunciato Rio, e altra Sezione della Strada medesima come dai numeri 20 e 21". Nella parte superiore sinistra compare la suddetta intestazione, la parte centrale in alto raffigura, in cartiglio policromo con svolazzi, la "Scala di canne 150, di Braccia 6, l'una Terra Fiorentine". La parte centrale individua l'area in questione, con alcuni appezzamenti circostanti la "Strada Maestra Commerciante che da Gavena va a Fucecchio", ubicati presso la riva del Fiume Arno e confinanti con il Rio di Ganghereto, la Villa e la Viottola Montalvi e beni vari di proprietà Carducci, Mainardi, Orlandini e Monache di Sant'Anna. All'interno di tali appezzamenti sono evidenziati a colori la Chiesa di Gavena, l'Osteria Montalvi e le dimore Carducci, Covoni, Nenci e ancora Montalvi. Ai lati del cabreo compaiono, sempre a colori, alcuni particolari di intersezioni stradali e idriche, in corrispondenza ai rispettivi numeri evidenziati nel rilievo poderale, segnatamente: "Sezione del Rio di Ganghereto di dove s'introducevano le Torbe nei beni della S.ra Vittoria Carducci", "Sezione del Ponte murato del Rio di Ganghereto che traversa la Strada Commerciante"; "Sezione alla Viottola, e Fossi del Sig. Ferdinando Montalvo"; "Sezione di detta Viottola"; "Sezione dell'istessa Viottola"; "Sezione al Fosso del Colle alla Pietra"; "Sezione del Fosso a confine delle Monache di Sant'Anna"; "Sezione del Fosso che passava ove è l'Osteria"; "Sezione della Strada, e Fossi dove esisteva i lavori". L'ingengnere Francesco Sodi, attivo nella Toscana granducale, fu tra l'altro tra i progettisti, assieme all'architetto Giuseppe Vannetti, della Collegiata di San Giovanni Battista a Fucecchio.

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        Oeuvres. Traduit de l'allemand. Tome I: Contes Moraux de Mr. D... / Idylles.

      Zuric (Zurich / Zürich), chez l'auteur 1777.. 2 Bl., 184 S., (12) S. Subskribentenverzeichnis. Mit gestochenem Titel, 10 ganzseitigen Illustrationen i. Kupferstich und 15 gestochene Vignetten, Gr.-8°., Ganzleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und umlaufendem Goldschnitt, marmorierte Vorsätze,. Einband minimal berieben, Kapital schwach bestoßen, Seiten teils leicht fleckig / braunfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Text in Französisch,

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         Les passions du jeune Werther ouvrage traduit de l'allemand de M. Goethe, par M. Aubry.

      ÃƒÂ  Manheim, & se trouve à Paris, chez Pissot, 1777, in 8°, de XXXIX-220pp., pl. veau porphyre époque, dos orné, encadrement d'un triple filet doré sur les plats, tr. marbrées. (ex-libris imprimé A.B.L. Grimod de La Reynière, 1777), qq. très rares rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire. Rare première édition de la traduction de J. Ph. Aubry, celle qui fit référence au 18e siècle. Elle a également été attribuée à tort au comte Friedrich W. K. von Schmettau qui n'aurait donné que des conseils à Aubry, d'après la lettre imprimée à la suite de l'édition Didot de 1797. Les traductions de Seckendorff et de Deyverdun parues en 1776 n'eurent pas le succès de celle d'Aubry. Les "Souffrances du jeune Werther", premier roman de Goethe, connut un succès incroyable dès sa sortie, apportant ainsi du jour au lendemain une notoriété considérable dans toute l'Europe à son auteur. Cela déclencha ce qu'on appela alors la « fièvre werthérienne ». Mme de Staël écrira que "Werther a causé plus de suicides que la plus belle femme du monde...". Goethe lui-même déclara "L'effet de ce petit livre fut grand, monstrueux même... parce qu'il est arrivé au bon moment, mais... le suicide n'est en aucun cas une solution défendue par le livre" ¶ Quérard Fr. litt. III. 395 - Martin & Mylne 77.41.

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        ELEMENS DE PHYSIQUE THEORIQUE ET EXPERIMENTALE. Pour servir de suite à la Description & l'usage d'un Cabinet de Physique expérimentale. A Paris, Chez P.Fr. Gueffier, Imprimeur, au bas de la rue de la Harpe, à la Liberté, 1777.

      Prima edizione. Opera completa in quattro volumi. Testo francese. Cm.19,6x12. Pg.XII,678; 566; 550,30; 632. Legature coeve in piena pelle con titoli e fregi decorativi impressi in oro ai dorsi a cinque nervature. Tagli in rosso e fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Piccoli cartigli incisi all'inizio di ciascun volume. 25 tavole in grande formato, contenenti numerose figure di strumenti scientifici incise. Spellatura al piatto posteriore del terzo volumee agli angoli. Joseph Aignan Sigaud de la Fond (Dijon, 1740 - Bourges, 1810) studiò nel collegio dei gesuiti della città natale per poi trasferirsi a Parigi ove si dedicò agli studi e alla pratica osterica, compiendo ardite operazioni chirurgiche. Oltrechè di medicina si occupò di economia e soprattutto di fisica, sostituendo Jean - Antoine Nollet alla cattedra di fisica sperimentale del Collegio "Louis Le Grand". Rifacendosi agli insegnamenti di Bernoulli, Newton, Boyle e altri si dedicò particolarmente alle macchine elettriche e agli studi sull'idrogeno.

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        J.W. Goethens Schriften. Zweite Auflage, mit Kupfern.,

      Berlin, bei Christian Friedrich Himburg 1777 - gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelblätter jeweils mit gestochener Vignette, 275, 311, 237 S. und 7 ganzseitige Kupfer (numeriert von No.1 - No. 7). Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, Papier vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in dekorativem zeitgenössischen Einband, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 650 Kl.-8°., marmorierte Ganzleder-Einbände der Zeit auf fünf Bünden und mit zwei Titel-Rückenschildern, gemusterte Vorsatzpapiere, umlaufender Rotschnitt,

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        ELISA BACIOCCHI. Litografia originale di Jean Baptiste Belliard, impressa da Delpech.

      - Bella litografia, in formato cm.49x30,5, raffigurante la principessa a mezzo busto. Marginali fioriture. "Maria Anna Bonaparte, detta Elisa (Ajaccio, 13 gennaio 1777 ? Trieste, 7 agosto 1820), era figlia di Carlo Maria Buonaparte e di Letizia Ramolino e quindi sorella di Napoleone Bonaparte. Sposò a Marsiglia il 5 maggio 1797, contro il volere del fratello, il capitano Felice Baciocchi (1762 ? 1841) membro della nobiltà corsa. Divenuto imperatore di Francia, il fratello Napoleone creò per lei e le assegnò, il 18 marzo 1805, il Principato di Lucca e Piombino. Il 3 marzo 1809 divenne granduchessa di Toscana. Lucca veniva sprezzantemente chiamata da Napoleone la "repubblica nana", data la sua ridotta estensione territoriale, ma era sempre stata un baluardo di indipendenza politica, religiosa e commerciale. Da parte loro i lucchesi, avendo malvolentieri perduto la loro indipendenza con l'occupazione francese la chiamarono ironicamente la Madame. Donna molto attiva, si preoccupò lei stessa di amministrare i paesi assegnatile dal potente fratello, ma la popolazione dei territori da lei retti non ebbe mai grande simpatia nei suoi confronti, diffidando soprattutto dei suoi sforzi per "francesizzare" l'antica repubblica. Dopo aver ottenuto l'intero Granducato di Toscana, si trasferì a Firenze, ma non trovandola di suo gradimento ritornò di nuovo a Lucca, dove fece ristrutturare la villa oggi chiamata Villa Reale di Marlia. Dopo la caduta di Napoleone, nel 1814, si dice che i lucchesi "l'accompagnarono fuori della città". Fuggiasca e in stato di gravidanza, fu, per un periodo, prigioniera allo Spielberg, poi si ritirò prima a Bologna quindi a Sant'Andrea di Trieste, ove morì di cancro" (da wikipedia). Il pittore Jean Baptiste Belliard (Marsiglia, 1771 - ?) fu introdotto da David nell'"Académie de Paris" il 16 novembre 1791 e fu molto attivo nell'intera Europa durante il periodo napoleonico. 100 gr.

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        Der Dorfprediger von Wakefiled.

      . Eine Geschichte, die er selbst geschrieben haben soll. Von neuem verdeutscht. 2. verbesserte Auflag. Leipzig 1777. With copperengraved titlevignette. XIV 472 pp. Contemporary halfleather, spine richly gilt. Name on endpaper..

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        The Spirit of Athens, Being a Political and Philosophical Investigation of the History of that Republic,

      J. Robson, London 1777 - 8vo. First edition. xv,196pp. Contemporary full calf. Spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; simple gilt rules separate the compartments. Red leather lettering label, gilt. Plain endpapers. Old, nearly invisible, repair to the spine; light wear to edges; else a near fine copy. Bookplate. Inscription on the front free endpaper reads: 'The Spirit of Athens / The Gifts of Sir Wm Young Bart / 1777 / Js. Payne' Whether the inscription is in the hand of the author or that of Mr Payne is unknown. ESTC T49760. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Georg Friedrich von Wurmb

      1777. Schwarze Kreide auf Papier mit Wasserzeichenfragment "M", verso bezeichnet: "George Friedrich v. Wurmb. 1777" sowie zweifach mit dem Stempel der Sammlung Adolf Glüenstein, Hamburg (Lugt 123) und zwei weiteren, unbekannten Sammlungsstempeln (einer ähnlich Lugt 2924), 26,4 x 16,5 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Seit Anfang der 1770er Jahre beschäftigte sich Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki zunehmend mit Porträtzeichnungen. Dem Anspruch eines sich immer stärker emanzipierenden Bürgertums entsprechend, lieferte er zahlreiche Konterfeis, die den selbstbewussten Status bildlich legitimieren sollten. Entgegen den psychologisch durchdringenden und den Betrachter durch "Blickmagie" fesselnden Bildnissen seines Zeitgenossen Anton Graff, konzentrierte sich Chodowiecki meist ausschließlich auf das Profil. In dem scharf gezogenen Umriss sollte sich der individuelle Charakter des Dargestellten ebenso deutlich präsentieren. Mit seiner Klarheit entsprach diese Darstellungsweise eher dem wissenschaftlichen und vergleichenden Anspruch von Johann Caspar Lavaters Physiognomie, zu der Chodowiecki maßgeblich beitrug und die sich zu jener Zeit in aller Munde befand und kontrovers diskutiert wurde. Die Reinheit der Profillinie mag gegenüber manch bewegter und emotional aufgeladener Porträtzeichnung kühl und reduziert wirken, doch liegt gerade hierin ein moralischer Anspruch, den sowohl Chodowiecki als auch seine Auftraggeber geschätzt haben werden. Besonders deutlich zeigt sich dies an seiner berühmten Radierfolge der Natürlichen und affectirten Handlungen des Lebens2. Hier wird ein natürlicher Urzustand des Menschen einem gekünstelten und falschen gegenüber gestellt. Jene positive Natürlichkeit zeichnet sich dabei durch eine größtmögliche Ökonomie aus. Nichts ist übertrieben oder von außen an die Person herangetragen, alles kommt als wahre Emotion aus dem Inneren. So liegt in der Reduktion die Möglichkeit, den wahren Kern des Menschen zu erkennen. Zwar bezieht sich diese Idee auf die Gebärdensprache, doch man kann in ihr auch Korrespondenzen zur bildenden Kunst erkennen. Wollte Lavater seine physiognomischen Porträts am liebsten gänzlich ohne Binnenzeichnung haben, so entsprach diese radikale Reduktion den meisten Auftraggebern nicht und so füllte Chodowiecki die meisten seiner lebensgroßen Profilporträts mit dichten Schraffuren. In Verbindung mit dem meist verwendeten Rötelstift ergibt sich so ein bildmäßiger Charakter der Zeichnungen. Unser seltenes Blatt hingegen konzentriert sich noch ganz auf jene ausdrucksstarke Reinheit der Linie und ermöglicht so einen Blick auf Chodowieckis grundierendes Porträtverständnis. Gleichzeitig bewahrt es eine dem Gegenüber abgeschaute Lebendigkeit und Unmittelbarkeit, die bei den durchgearbeiteten Bildnissen selten anzutreffen ist. Der Dargestellte auf unserer Zeichnung wird rückseitig als Georg Friedrich von Wurmb (1770-1799) identifiziert. Die Hamburger Kunsthalle bewahrt das Pendant zu unserer Zeichnung auf. Auf diesem Blatt hat Chodowiecki das Profilbild des Bruders Wolf Heinrich von Wurmb von Zinck (1765-1838) verewigt (Vgl.- Abb. 2). Der Vater der beiden Kinder war Friedrich Ludwig von Wurmb (1723-1801), ein kurfürstlich sächsischer Kabinettsminister.

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        A Journey from Gibraltar to Malaga; With a View of That Garrison and Its Environs; a Particular Account of the Towns in the Hoya of Malaga; the Ancient and Natural History of those Cities, of the Coast Between Them, and of the Mountains of Ronda

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1777. Two volumes. Without the separately published Atlas. xv, [1], viii, 366, [2]. [2],viii, 164, [2], 165-431pp, [3]. With a leaf of errata to each volume, two engraved plates of medals and one engraved map, all folding, and numerous woodcut diagrams within text of Vol II. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting double lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, with some loss to corners, splitting to joints. Some ink marking to boards and edges. Short marginal tear to M8, tiny paper flaw to O5 just clipping a single letter, Vol I, pagination of L6 holed and portion of fore-edge of T2 torn away, with partial loss of a side-note to verso. Bookplates of William Putland and Lord Exmouth, with inscriptionss of the latter as Sir Edwd. Pellew to head of each title. The first edition of this extensive account of a journey from Gibraltar to Malaga through Moorish Spain, by Francis Carter (1741?-1783), English traveller, numismatist and bibliophile. This copy was owned by Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British officer in the Royal Navy during the American Wars of Independence, French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The first three chapters focus on the starting point of Carter's Journey: Gibraltar, the strategically important British territory ceded by Spain at the Treaty of Utrecht. The base maintained by the British Navy there generally housed the Mediterranean Fleet, of which Pellew was Commander-in-Chief 1811-14 and 1815-16. Its location proved key to the preparations for several famous Naval campaigns, including that which culminated in the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Bombardment of Algiers, an action for which Pellew was awarded his Viscountcy. ESTC T152101.. First Edition. 8vo.

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        CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS. (Bouillon), 1777.

      - Opera completa in due volumi. Testo francese. Cm.20x12. Pg.XIV, 200, 16; VIII, 286. Sobrie legature in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Tasselli con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Tagli spruzzati. Due frontespizi decorati da Vidal, ritratto dell'Autore inciso da Ficquet da un dipinto di Hyacinthe Rigaud, 80 planches fuori testo di Charles Eisen e svariate testatine licenziose. Esemplare assai fresco in ogni sua parte, in eccellenti condizioni di conservazione. Ex libris nobiliari alle antiporta. Si tratta di una raffinata contraffazione della celebre edizione del 1762 nota come "'Fermiers - Généraux". Non vi compare l'editore, ma la stampa è attribuita alla "Société Typographique de Bouillon". I Racconti e le Novelle di Jean de La Fontaine (Château - Thierry, 1621-1695) erano all'epoca persino più popolari delle Favole. Ispirati al Boccaccio, al Machiavelli e all'Ariosto, con evidenti riferimenti alle "Mille e una Notte" e ad altri classici della letteratura popolare francese, intrecciano modelli modelli licenziosi ad allegorie e conclusioni moraleggianti. Il ricchissimo apparato iconografico si deve ad uno maestri del rococo francese, Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen (1720-1778), le cui tavole, predisposte per l'edizione del 1762, vengono qui proposte in posizione speculare. Le incisioni delle stesse si devono a Aliamet, Baquoy, Choffard, Delafosse, Flipart, Lemire, Leveau, De Longueil, etc. 1050 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York. 1777.. [4],vi,[22],264pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Corners and hinges rubbed. Paragraph on p.190 neatly excised, as is usual. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. Written by a British Army officer serving in America, who states in the preface that subscriptions to the book will go to the widows and orphans of "the valiant soldiers...butchered when peaceably marching to and from Concord the 19th April 1775, by the rebels." It contains many notes and anecdotes regarding the American Revolution. The portion of page 190 that is usually excised or mutilated (as in this copy) proposes that arrows dipped in smallpox be shot at the American rebels. A rare work, this being the only edition noted by Howes. HOWES D422, "b." SABIN 20598. EVANS 15289.

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

      London: W.Strahan & T.Cadell. The Third Edition.. Beautifully rebacked in full calf, with original boards and new endpapers. Minor foxing only. Very good+ condition of the third edition. . The Third Edition. 6 volumes (complete set). London, W.Strahan & T.Cadell, 1777-1788. 4° (24 x 28,5 cm). Vo,ume I: Portrait-Frontispice of Edward Gibbon, VI, (9), 704, (6) pages / Volume II: (5), Errata-leaf, 2 Large Foldout-Maps, 640 pages / Volume III: (6), Errata-Leaf, Large Fold-Out Map, 640 pages / Volume IV: VIII, 620 pages / Volume V: (6), 684 pages / Volume VI: (6), 646 pages plus 26 nn. pages and Errata-leaf for volumes IV, V and VI. Beautifully rebacked in full calf, with original boards and new endpapers. Minor foxing only. Very good+ condition of the third edition. Including: 1. Large folded "Map of the Western Part of the Roman Empire", 2. A Map of the Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constnatinople, 3. A Map of the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire by Thomas Kitchin, sen.// Edward Gibbon (27 April 1737 ?- 16 January 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion. Gibbon returned to England in June 1765. His father died in 1770, and after tending to the estate, which was by no means in good condition, there remained quite enough for Gibbon to settle fashionably in London at 7 Bentinck Street, independent of financial concerns. By February 1773, he was writing in earnest, but not without the occasional self-imposed distraction. He took to London society quite easily, joined the better social clubs, including Dr. Johnson's Literary Club, and looked in from time to time on his friend Holroyd in Sussex. He succeeded Oliver Goldsmith at the Royal Academy as 'professor in ancient history' (honorary but prestigious). In late 1774, he was initiated a freemason of the Premier Grand Lodge of England. And, perhaps least productively in that same year, he was returned to the House of Commons for Liskeard, Cornwall through the intervention of his relative and patron, Edward Eliot. He became the archetypal back-bencher, benignly "mute" and "indifferent," his support of the Whig ministry invariably automatic. Gibbon's indolence in that position, perhaps fully intentional, subtracted little from the progress of his writing. After several rewrites, with Gibbon "often tempted to throw away the labours of seven years," the first volume of what would become his life's major achievement, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published on February 17, 1776. Through 1777, the reading public eagerly consumed three editions for which Gibbon was rewarded handsomely: two-thirds of the profits amounting to approximately £1,000. Biographer Leslie Stephen wrote that thereafter, "His fame was as rapid as it has been lasting." And as regards this first volume, "Some warm praise from David Hume overpaid the labour of ten years." Volumes II and III appeared on March 1, 1781, eventually rising "to a level with the previous volume in general esteem." Volume IV was finished in June 1784; the final two were completed during a second Lausanne sojourn (September 1783 to August 1787) where Gibbon reunited with his friend Deyverdun in leisurely comfort. By early 1787, he was "straining for the goal" and with great relief the project was finished in June. Gibbon later wrote: "It was on the day, or rather the night, of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. ... I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken my everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that, whatsoever might be the future date of my history, the life of the historian must be short and precarious." Volumes IV, V, and VI finally reached the press in May 1788, publication having been delayed since March to coincide with a dinner party celebrating Gibbon's 51st birthday (the 8th).[22] Mounting a bandwagon of praise for the later volumes were such contemporary luminaries as Adam Smith, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, Lord Camden, and Horace Walpole. Smith remarked that Gibbon's triumph had positioned him "at the very head of [Europe's] literary tribe." (Wikipedia)

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons Baumgartner 1

      Warrington: Printed by William Eyres, and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], 1777. Early cloth, gilt, a bit dusty, but a very good untrimmed copy First edition of Howard's masterwork, bringing to the public's attention as no-one before had ever done the horrific conditions in England's prisons, and so undergirding the major reforms of criminal law and its punishments then just commencing

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        Kst.- Karte in 2 Blatt ( two sheets ), v. Pitteri b. A. Zatta, "Planisferio Celeste Settentrionale (& Meridionale) Tagliato sull' Equatore".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1777, je 31 x 40. Der nördl. und südl. Sternenhimmel in 2 Hemisphären. Die beiden Karten sind in den Ecken mit je 4 astronomischen Gebäuden verschiedener Städte versehen. 1. Karte : Pisa, Bologna, Padua und Mailand. - 2. Karte: Paris, Greenwich, Kassel und Kopenhagen.

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        Élemens de Minéralogie docimastique. Seconde édition.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1777. 2 volumes. 8vo. pp. xlvii, (1), 339; (2), 400, xlvi, (2), with engraved frontispiece portrait of B.G. Sage and 2 (1 folding) tables. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spines with red and black labels. (Together with:) SAGE, B.G. Mémoires de Chimie. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1778. 8vo. pp. vii, 262, xxxviii, (1), with 1 folding engraved table. Contemporary calf (uniformly bound with the two volumes above). Ward & Carozzi, 1944; Wilson. The History of Mineral Collecting 1530-1799, (General Bibliography) p. 237. 'Greatly expanded and reorganized, incorporating many new discoveries and again laying great importance on the combinative functions of acids, particularly the acid of phosphorus which Sage, p. vii-viii, deems to be 'l'acide primitif, l'acide universel elementaire'. ... The original first two parts now appear in the first volume, the second being entirely devoted to the ores of the metals and their assay. As before, the first part includes descriptions of jet and amber placed under 'bitumens', without much change, while the second part, drastically revised treats all the gemstones previously mentioned, often in greater detail and including important changes in subject matter (Sinkansas 5683).//First edition of his classic work on chemistry. 'He made chemistry, hitherto neglected, not only popular but of importance for industry; he improved the art of extracting metals from their ores, and he was the first person to introduce into France systematic assaying and analysis. To him also is due the foundation of the Ecole des Mines and the Museum of Mineralogy (Ferguson p. 312).//An attractively uniform bound set.

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        Historie De L'Amerique. Traduite De l'Anglois. 3 Volume Set

      Paris: Chez Panckoucke, 1777-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 3 Volumes. xvi, 382p, 537p., 487p. First French Edition. Bound in contemporary full calf leather. Gilt lettering and tooling to spine. Gilt tooling to extremities. 5 raised bands. Page ends washed red. Tight binding and cover. Minimal shelfwear. Chipping and loss to head of Volume I. Library stamp to title pages. Early 20th century owners bookplate on inside board. Clean, unmarked pages. Howes R358; Palau 270979; Sabin 71973; ESTC T78961, (references to 1777 English edition)

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        A Walk in and about the City of Canterbury, with Many Observations Not to be Found in Any Description Hitherto Published. Author's signature

      Simmons and Kirkby, Canterbury 1777 - 402pp, + index. 24 engraved plates including fold out plan and two maps. Includes list of subscribers. Heraldic book-plate of Sir Thomas Neame 'Ne A Meta Oculos Avertam' with his signature on fep. Author's signature dated Feb. 22. 1747/8 laid on to title page. Language: eng G: in Good condition. Spine darkened and title label rubbed. Some occasional offsetting otherwise contents bright. Tears at fold of plan. Book plates on paste-down and some relevant ephemeral included in prelims. Dated signature of author pasted onto base of title page Later Japanese vellum with red Morocco gilt tilte label [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on Modern Gardening, illustrated by Descriptions. The fourth edition.

      Printed for T. Payne & Son. 1777 [8], 257 [1]pp. 8vo. Full contemp. speckled calf, gilt ruled border & bands, red morocco label; a little rubbed, corners sl. bumped. v.g.ESTC T79315. Thomas Whately, 1726-72, was an English politician serving as secretary to the treasury in George Grenville's administration and as secretary of State under Lord North. Whately however, is best known for his treatise on gardening which was, prior to the writings of Walpole and Repton, the most comprehensive work on the theory and practice of English landscape gardening. Thomas Jefferson, while researching for his own garden designs at Monticello, walked around the gardens of English country homes with a copy of Whately in his hands. Jefferson wrote of Whately: 'While his descriptions in point of style are models of perfect elegance and classical correctness, they are as remarkable for their exactness. I always walked over the gardens with his book in my hand, examined with attention the particular spots he described, found them so justly characterised by him as to be easily recognised, and saw with wonder, that his fine imagination had never been able to seduce him from the truth'.

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        Bibliotheca Legum: Or, a Catalogue of the Common and Statute Law Books of This Realm, and Some Others Relating Thereto; from Their First Publication, to Easter Term, 1777. Giving an Account of Their Several Editions, Ancient Printers, ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed For Edward Brooke, (Successor To J. Worrall And B. Tovey), 1777, Hardback, A new edition, corrected and improvedFull Book Title: Bibliotheca Legum: Or, a Catalogue of the Common and Statute Law Books of This Realm, and Some Others Relating Thereto; from Their First Publication, to Easter Term, 1777. Giving an Account of Their Several Editions, Ancient Printers, Dates, and Prices...Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original label replaced; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 162 pages; To which is added, a list of the principal Scotch law books, and some relating to Ireland. Pp.48*-57* intercalated alternatively with pp.48-57. Physical desc. : 8o, 16 cm; [16], 162p. With advertisement leaf for books sold by Edward Brooke. Subject: Law. Bibliographies. Bookplate of Thos. Nicholls.

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        Reise nach dem Nordpol. Auf Befehl Ihro Königl. Großbrittannischen Majestät. Unternommen im Jahr 1773. Von C. J. Phips, aus dem Englischen, Mit Zusätzen und Anmerkungen von Herrn Landvogt Engel. Mit Kufern.

      Bern: typographische Gesellschaft 1777 - Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, gerippter Rücken mit Goldprägung, rotes Schildchen, Vorsatz blau marmoriert, roter Buchschnitt, 25 x 21,5 cm, [8], X, 122 (Einleitung), [1] (Kupferstich Tab. VIII), [12] (Vorrede des Herausgebers, 3 gefaltete Kupferkarten, Erkl. d. 3. Karte), 304, [2] (Druckfehler), 2 gefaltete Kupfertafeln als Tab. I-II, Kupferstiche mit Booten, Krebsen u.a. Meerestieren als Tab. III-VII, innen zahlreiche gefaltete Karten und Kupferstiche, Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, auf Vorderseite kleiner Riss, innen sauber und breitrandig, nahezu tadelloser Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia & York-town. 1777-1778.. Two volumes. [2],310,[12]; [2],520,[27]pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light foxing and soiling. Very good. Untrimmed. A nice set of the Journals of the Continental Congress for the first two years. The first volume was published by Robert Aitken in Philadelphia, and was the first collected set of the Journals. These had been published previously in two separate volumes (both of extreme rarity) in 1774 and 1776. This collected issue became the first volume of the series, which continued until the end of the Confederacy and the adoption of the Federal Constitution in 1788. The volume contains a wealth of the most important documents of the Revolutionary period, with all of the proceedings of the first, and part of the second, Continental Congress for 1774 and 1775. Rare in such nice condition and especially so with the twelve pages of index. The second volume was published by John Dunlap in York, and is one of the rarest of the series issued from 1774 to 1788, with a peculiar and romantic publication history. Textually it covers the exciting events of 1776, culminating with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, an early printing of which appears here, as well as all of the other actions of Congress for the year. It is thus a vital document in the history of American independence and the American Revolution. Through the middle of 1777 the printer of the Journals of Congress was Robert Aitken of Philadelphia. In 1777 he published the first issue of the Journals for 1776, under his own imprint. This was completed in the spring or summer. In the fall of 1777 the British campaign under Howe forced the Congress to evacuate Philadelphia, moving first to Lancaster and then to York, Pennsylvania. The fleeing Congress took with it what it could, but, not surprisingly, was unable to remove too many copies of its printed Journals, which would have been bulky and difficult to transport. Presumably, any left behind in Philadelphia were destroyed by the British, accounting for the particular scarcity of those volumes today. Among the material evacuated from Philadelphia were the printed sheets of pages 1- 424 of the 1776 Journals, printed by Aitken. Having lost many complete copies in Philadelphia, and not having the terminal sheets to make up more copies, Congress resolved to reprint the remainder of the volume. Aitken had not evacuated his equipment, but John Dunlap, the printer of the original Declaration, had. Congress thus appointed Dunlap as the new printer to Congress on May 2, 1778. Dunlap then reprinted the rest of the volume (coming out to a slightly different pagination than Aitken's version). He added to this a new titlepage, under his imprint at York, with a notice on the verso of his appointment as printer to Congress. This presumably came out between his appointment on May 2 and the return of Congress to Philadelphia in July 1778. Because of Dunlap's name on the title, it has often been erroneously assumed that this volume contains a printing of the Declaration of Independence by Dunlap. In fact, that appears in the section of the original Aitken printing. Evans has further muddied the waters by the ghost entry of Evans 15685, ascribing a Dunlap, York printing to 1777. In fact, there is only one Dunlap version, Evans 16137, with the 1778 date. A lovely set of this important publication, and a great Revolutionary rarity. EVANS 15683, 15685, 16137. HILDEBURN 3576, 3727. MATYAS, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 77-09b.

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        Geoffenbarter Einfluß in das allgemeine Wohl der Staaten der ächten Freymäurerey aus dem wahren Endzweck ihrer ursprunglichen Stiftung erwiesen, und der Schrift des Königl. Dänischen Etaatsraths Johann Jacob Mosers, von Geduldung der Freymäurergesellschaften, besonders in Absicht auf den Westphälischen Frieden, entgegen gesezt. Samt dem klar- und deutlichen Unterricht, das wahre Rosenkreutzerische Astralpulver ächt zu bereiten, und zum Besten des gemeinen Wesens wider fast alle Krankheiten zu gebrauchen. Erstausg.

      Amsterdam [d.i. Regensburg], [Montag], 1777.. 160 S., 1 Bl., 8°, Pappband d. Zt.. Wolfstieg 27578 (kennt das Erratabl. nicht); Kloß 2644; Taute 849; Ackermann V/278 (zur 2. Aufl. mit falscher Jahreszahl: 1799 statt 1779); Frick: Die Erleuchteten S.337ff. - Über sympathetische, spagyrische u. alchemistische Prozeduren, dabei auch die Zubereitung von Bier u. Wein aus rosenkreuzerischer Sicht. Die Widerlegung von J. J. Mosers Vorschlägen (siehe Kloss 406) gegen die Duldung der Freimaurerei wird trotz des Titels nur am Rande behandelt. Die Schrift wird oft unter dem früher angenommen Verfasser "Hans Carl Freiherr von Ecker und Eckhoffen" verzeichnet; neben den hier genannten Bibliografien von Kloß u. Taute auch: Caillet 3509; Kopp II,221 u. 276ff. Über den Arzt Schleiss von Löwenfeld (1731-1800) siehe auch Lennhoff, Posner, Binder. - Einband bestossen u. angestaubt; Rücken etwas beschabt u. mit Standortnr.; Innendeckel mit Exlibris der dänischen Landesloge; zwei Blatt mit kl. Papierläsuren (S.17 u. 35); tlw. etwas gebräunt u. wellig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Poems supposed to have been written at Bristol [with] A Vindication of the Appendix to the Poems Called Rowley's. In Reply to the Answers of the Dean of Exeter

      London: T. Payne, 1777. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in half morocco by J.W. Meyer. First edition, c4 cancelled and in the second state, extra engraved title lacking, scattered mostly minor foxing, quite clean otherwise and with the errata at the rear. xxvii, 307pp with one engraved specimen plate. Bound with Tyrwhitt's Vindication. vii, 223pp, also a bit foxed but otherwise clean. Though a hoax, and possibly intended to be an obvious one, Chatterton's poems were revered, then reviled, then revered again by a number of the Romantic poets. Tyrwhitt's Vindication, here in the first edition, is quite scarce. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Poetry. Inventory No: 044860.

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        Elemens de physique theorique et experimentale. 4 Bände. Mit Textvignetten u. 6 gefalt. Kupfern in I. Band; 10 in II. Band; 4 in III. Band; 4 in IV. Band.

      Paris: Fr. Gueffier 1777 - GLDr.der Zeit, xii, [1], 677 S. [3]; [3], 565 S.; [3]. 556 S., [1], 29 S.; [3], 632 S., 8° mit 2 Rückenschildern u. ursprünglichem gemustertem Vorsatzpapier; roter Schnitt. Einband gering berieben u. abgegriffen; Kanten u. Ecken wenig beschabt. Mehrfach gestempeklt auf Titel, Besitzersingaturen mit Zeichen-, Blei- u. Buntstift. Stellenweise gestempelt auch recto auf Tafeln. Auch stellenweise mit handschriftlichen Anmerkung (mit Zeichenstift) versehen. Seiten leicht altersgebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhaltene Exemplare. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: fr

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        Morias Encomion [graece] / Moriae Encomomium / Stultitiae laudatio . Desiderii Erasmi Declamatio: Editio catigatissima. Denuo Recognovit A.G.M.Q. [i.e. A.-G. Meusnier de Querlon], Angebunden: De Optimo Reipublicae Statu Deque Nova Insula Utopia, Libri Duo: Autore Thoma Moro, Angliae Cancellario. Opus fincere expressum ex antiquioribus & meioris notae Editionibus collatis: cura & studio A.G.M.Q.

      Londini & venit Pairiis, apud Barbou via Mathurinensium., 1777 - [gestochenes allegorisches Frontispiz, Titelblatt mit gestochenr Vignette] xvj, 169 S.; [1 Bl.] xxvij, 204 S. Ebert I, 6880; Brunet II, 142; Graesse II, 495; Van der Haeghen I. 127; Lewine 170; Bibl. Erasmiana 111; "Nouvelle éditionn, donée par A.-G. Meusnier de Querlon. Le texte a été divisé en paragraphes numérotés. Les notes, très brèves, ont été tirées de l'édition de Patin, 1678." Sehr dekroatives und liebevoll gestaltetes Duodez-Bändchen, in der gelobten Doppel-Edition Querlons. Aus dem Besitz des englischen gelehrten und Buchsammlers John Sparrow, mit dessen Besitzvermerk und dem ExLibris von Francis Law Letham. Das Frontispiz rückseitig minimal gebräunt, sonst außergewöhnlich schönes und dekoratives Bändchen. Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Duodez, fein genarbter, ziegelroter, datierter (1779) Ganzmaroquineinband mit goldgeprägtem Wappensupralibros auf beiden Deckeln, dezenten goldgeprägten Verzierungen und Filetten auf Deckel Rücken Steh- und Innenkanten und Ganzgoldschnitt. (Rücken etwas aufgehellt)

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        Oeuvres Complettes De Vade Avec Les Airs Notes a La Fin De Chaque Volume - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      [Geneve], 1777, Hardback, First EditionAll finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request. ; 1 pages; All edges gilt. Uninked, impressed institutional mark to the title. Subject: Operas - 18th century. Genre: Plays. Asscoiate Reference: ESTC T153663. Language: French.

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        Letters: 4 Volumes

      London: Mrs Eugenia Stanhope 1777 - 4 matching hb volumes, 8th edition, in full calf with gilt/red titles to spine, small neat owner inscription on ffep & attractive 'Hodkinson' bookplate on fep. Volume 1 has b/w frontispiece portrait of author. A very attractive set with just minor wear, 1336pp. plus 56pp. index. (4.25 x 7") Please apply to bookseller for P&P costs.

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        A Topographical Map of the North Part of New York Island, Exhibiting the Plan of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, with the Rebels Lines to the Southward, which were Forced by the Troops under the Command of the Rt. Honble. Earl Percy, on the 16th Novr 1776, and Survey'd immediately after by Claude Joseph Sauthier. To which is added the Attack made to the Northd. By the Hessians. Survey'd by Order of Lieut. Genl. Knyphausen

      London: Published by Permission of the Rt. Honble. The Commissioners of Trade & Plantations by Wm. Faden, 1777. Copper-engraved map, with period outline colour. Some light old surface soiling. Sheet size: 22 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches. This is one of a small handful of Revolutionary War battle plans that relate to the City of New York. Sauthier's delineation of upper Manhattan was the most accurate and detailed to date. After the British occupation of New York, General Washington evacuated Manhattan, except for Fort Washington at the northern tip of the island. The British under General Howe moved north and attacked the main American army at White Plains in October 1776. But the Americans still remained in control of Fort Washington behind their forward lines. On November 16, the British mounted a six-column attack on the fort that forced the patriots to surrender. Washington's decision not to evacuate Fort Washington was one of his most serious tactical errors of the war. Almost three thousand men were taken prisoner and the British seized large quantities of supplies and weapons. Four days later General Cornwallis was sent to take Fort Lee on the opposite New Jersey shore, but the Americans stationed there had retreated. Sauthier illustrated the four phases of the attack with the letters A through D. The key at right identifies the first attack as that by Gen. Knyphausen, the second by Matthews and Cornwallis, the third as a feint, and the fourth by Lord Percy. Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America , pp. 72-74; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution , pp. 41-42; Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution , pp. 90-91; Nebenzahl, Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution , 116; Wallis, The American War of Independence , 116.

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        Ertappter Briefwehsel von der Zauberey, Schröpfers Künsten, Nativitätstellen, Sympathie, Gespenstern u d g gesammlet und herausgegen von Erzstein

      Leipzig, Hilscher 1777.. Mit gest. Titelvign. 282 S., 1 Bl. (Anzeigen). Pappband d. Zt. Crowe 196; Du Prel 454; Gräße, BMP, 65. - Fingierter Briefwechsel zum Beweis der Magie, Chiromantie, Astrologie etc. - Berieben, Rückenbezug tls. lädiert. Unbeschnitten, tls. etwas fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Ertappter Briefwehsel von der Zauberey, Schröpfers Künsten, Nativitätstellen, Sympathie, Gespenstern u. d. g. gesammlet und herausgegen von Erzstein.

      Leipzig, Hilscher 1777. - Mit gest. Titelvign. 282 S., 1 Bl. (Anzeigen). Pappband d. Zt. Crowe 196; Du Prel 454; Gräße, BMP, 65. - Fingierter Briefwechsel zum Beweis der Magie, Chiromantie, Astrologie etc. - Berieben, Rückenbezug tls. lädiert. Unbeschnitten, tls. etwas fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        The Elopement, or a Tripp to Scotland

      London for R.Sayer & J.B.Bennett 5th Decembr 1777 - Broadside, folio, hand coloured Mezzotint, some marginal fraying, the whole neatly laid down on backing sheet. Exceptionally rare. A Satire on an elopement to Scotland (Gretna Green) The illustration shows an army officer helping an elegantly dressed young lady descend from a window via a rope ladder whilst a coach is awaiting in the background. Not in BM (George), but a copy was acquired in 2010 in the Christopher Lennox-Boyd Collection.

      [Bookseller: A. R. Heath Rare Books]
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        [Recueil De Differens] - Poemes Et Discours

      Geneve; 1777, 1777, Hardback, Nouvelle editionFull contemporary tree calf, very good. Spine elaborately gilt tooled with a red, gilt-blocked Morocco label. Minor rubbing to the spine bands and panel extremities as with age. An uncommonly well-preserved example; scans etc. On request. ; 210 pages; Copper-engraved pictorial head & tailpieces; publisher's device to the title. Language: French. Physical desc. : cm.13. Table [contents] to the rear.

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        Choix des mémoires de l'Academie Royale des inscriptions et belles-lettres

      Londres: T. Becket & P. Elmsly, 1777.

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        Partly Printed Document Signed

      New York, 1777. unbound. 1 page, 12 x 15.75 inches, New York City, January 13, 1777 -- a war-date pardon signed "W. Howe," issued to Jacobus Luister, "late associator with the Rebels, of Queens County, New York Province." Furthermore: "Jacobus Luister was reputed, called, or named, all and singular Treasons, as well high Treasons as petit Treasons, Rebellions, Insurrections, and Conspiracies, against our Crown and Dignity. We also pardon and release [him] of all Judgments, Pains of Death, Punishments...and Issues and Profits of all Domains, Manors, and Lands...forfeited or lost..." Also signed by Sir Henry Strachey (1737 - 1810), the Secretary and Royal Commissioner to the Howe brothers while in New York City and later one of the chief negotiators representing Great Britain resulting in the Treaty of Paris. Slight tears at the right-hand border with a two-inch piece missing at the very bottom. Expertly restored to very good condition with the original Royal Seal still intact. Revolutionary War General and commander of all British forces in America. He is best remembered for capturing New York City and Philadelphia, then resigning his post as Commander in Chief in North America in 1778 and returning to England.

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