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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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        THE HONBLE. SR. WM. HOWE. KNIGHT OF THE BATH & COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES IN AMERICA.

      London: John Morris, . 1777 - Mezzotint portrait, 7 1/2 x 10 inches. Slight edge wear, minor tape repair in upper corners. Brief biography in pencil on verso. Image quite clean. Very good. An attractive mezzotint portrait of Sir William Howe, executed while he was serving as commander of the British forces in America. Howe is shown in a half-length standing pose, wearing the star and sash of the Order of the Bath. Howe succeeded Gage as commander of the British forces in the colonies during the Revolution, serving in this capacity from 1775 to 1778. He was quite popular with his troops, and the casual pose struck here communicates a sense of his pleasant demeanor. This print is an ample demonstration of the demand in England at the time for images of British war heroes. Howe had distinguished himself as early as the French and Indian War, and his stature as commander of British forces in North America helped create a market for his image, along with those of other key military leaders. British printers responded by creating several portraits, most of them bearing little resemblance to their subject. These portraits were instead created from a basic visual template. The present portrait of Howe is one such example of this trend, as it bears little resemblance to other contemporary portraits of him, and there is no record of the General having sat for a portrait by a Charles Corbutt. To further complicate matters, "Charles Corbutt" was a pseudonym used by a Dublin- born engraver named Richard Purcell. A fine example of Revolutionary iconography. CRESSWELL, pp.40-41 (ref). ANB 11, p.345.

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        The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches

      J. F. and C. Rivington, S. Crowder, et al, London 1777 - Unpaginated; 111, [4] p. 28 cm. Frontispiece plus 27 folding copperplates. Full leather. Spine has been rebacked. Gouge in front cover, corners worn. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown. A few small stains. Title continues: "Containing thte various Methods of Cultivating and Improving every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of both the Old and New Husbandry. Comprising every Thing valuable in the best Writers on this Subject, viz. Linnaeus, Chateauvieux, the Marquis of Turbilly, Platt, Evelyn, Worlidge, Mortimer, Tull, Ellis, Miller, Hale, Lisle, Roque, Mills, Young, &c. Together with A Great Variety of New Discoveries and Improvements. Also The Whole Business of Breeding, Managing, and Fattening Cattle of all Kinds; and the most approved Methods of curing the various Diseases to which they are subject. Together with the Method of raising BEES, and of acquiring large Quantities of Wax and Honey, without destroying those laborious Insects. To which is added, Gardeder's Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen. Illustrated with a great Variety of Folio Copper-Plates, finely engraved; exhibiting all the Instruments used in Husbandry; particularly those lately invented, and presented to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. in London; many of which have never yet appeared in a Work of this Nature." As with many reference books, the illustrations are one of the most fascinating parts - great horse's head on Pl. XVII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rona, A Poem in Seven Books illustrated with a Correct Map of the Hebrides and Elegant Engravings

      London.: J. Murray.. First edition.. 1777.. 7 engraved plates and folding map, Dedication and Introduction (i-xviii)+ 219 pp, plus 1pp adverts for other Murray books, approximately 11 x 9 inches, leather covered boards (hardbound). Front cover, front free endpaper, title page and first engraving all detatched. Contemporary leather binding is in poor condition, with abrasion to leather, corners bumped, spine chipped and cracked. One inch repaired tear to map where it is attached; contents clean and bright. Engravings by James Caldwall after William Hamilton. Large folding map of the Hebrides (dated 1776) by M. J. Armstrong. A verse tragedy in rhyming iambic pentameter lines that unfolds in seven chapters, each prefaced by the Argument. The tale told is that of the misanthrope Basilius who spurns mankind, retreating with his young daughter Cleora to Rona, a remote island in the Hebrides whose inhabitants are unacquainted with the wider world. Years pass; Cleora and a shepherd of Rona, Philemon, fall in love with the blessing of Basilius. Tragedy comes with intruders from the outside world and, by the poem's end, Basilius, his daughter and her lover are dead. .

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        Namnkunniga svenska herrars och fruers skåde-penningar afritade och i koppar stuckne; med bifogade lefvernes-beskrifningar utgifne [Renowned Swedish gentlemen's and women's portraits drawn and engraved in copper; published with biographies attached]. I-III.

      1777 - Stockholm, J. G. Lange, 1777-81. 4:o. (4),320 pp. & 10 engraved plates + 218 pp. & 10 engraved plates. Nice early 19th-century tree calf with gilt spine. A couple of dampstains on the back cover, insert with partial foxing and a few dampstains, repair to lower margin on p. 319 in the first volume. Plates with a few spots. A good copy from Östanå Manor in Sweden.Hesse Svensk numismatisk bibliografi 535-37. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 5041. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 9301 for the first two "flocks" (volumes). The third "flock" published by G. J. Adlerbeth. A planned fourth "flock" was never published, despite the fact that 16 plates had already been engraved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bäume und Sträucher an einem Bachlauf.

      1777 1777 - Radierung, auf gelblichem Velin, im weißen Schriftrand vom Künstler in Bleistift signiert und datiert „Heinr. Troll Vitod: fec. Basel 1777". 22:19,5 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Friedrich August von Sachsen, Lugt 971. Nicht bei Nagler und Le Blanc. - Aus der Frühzeit des Künstlers stammender prachtvoller Abdruck vor der Schrift, mit Rand um die Plattenkante. Etwas fleckig.

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        Lehrbrief für den Lust-Gärtner Thomas Petersen Keelsen aus Elsmark auf der Insel Alsen. Ausgestellt vom Kunst- und Lustgärtner Diederich Carl Peterson.

      Gravenstein/Graasten, 1777 - Gravenstein/Graasten, 1777. ca. 35,5 x 55 cm. Tusche auf Pergament. Sehr schön. Am Rand beschnitten. Das aufwändig in Tusche kalligraphisch eingeleitete und gezeichnete Dokument ist farbfrisch und sehr dekorativ. Im unteren Bereich des Siegelbandes gedoppelt, mittig mit dem originalen farbigen Siegelband aus Seide durchflochten. Die dekorative Wirkung wird deutlich verstärkt durch die kontrastreich in grüner Tusche gerahmte filigrane Durchbrechung der Urkunde, die mit einer zentralen kleinteiligen Rosette an ein barockes Gartenparterre erinnert. Am Austritt ist das Siegelband bündig abgeschnitten, das Siegel (wie so oft) also nicht mehr vorhanden. Unterschrift in Tinte leicht verblasst. Schloss Gravenstein/Graasten ist heute Sommerresidenz des dänischen Königshauses. Die Schlossgärten sind nur teilweise der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich. [Gesellenbrief Dänemark Sonderburg Danmark] Sprache: deu Sehr schön. Am Rand beschnitten.

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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 René Théod. 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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        CATECHISMO PER L'USO Delle Reali Guardie Wallone, e Forastieri stabiliti in Spagna

      Joaquin Ibarra, Madrid 1777 - "CATECHISMO PER L'USO Delle Reali Guardie Wallone, e Forastieri stabiliti in Spagna. DEDICATO All Illmo e Rmo. Monsignore D. Filippo Bertran, Vescovo di Salamanca, ed inquisitore generale". En 12ª 4h + 299 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vie privée et criminelle d'Antoine-François Desrues contenant les particularités de sa jeunesse, ses mauvaises inclinations, son insigne hypocrisie; & le détail des manoeuvres abominables & des crimes atroces commis, de dessein prémédité, par ce scélérat, envers la Dame de Lamotte & son fils.

      à Avignon, et se trouve à Paris, chez Cailleau, 1777, in 12, de 130pp., portrait gravé en front., demi-veau bleu XIXe, coiffes et charnières frottées, petite restauration à deux ff. sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale. L'épicier Desrues s'était enrichi d'escroqueries et empoisonna la femme et le fils de son créancier. Il fut roué vif en 1777 en place de Grève, son corps fut brûlé et les cendres dispersées. La littérature populaire en fit le prototype de l'assassin fourbe et méchant, ceci d'autant plus qu'il aurait été hermaphrodite. L'affaire causa un grand trouble dans la population, car le petit peuple voyait en lui un simple martyr, ce qui conduisit les autorités à faire diffuser des textes et images pour convaincre le public de sa culpabilité. Cailleau semble avoir été l'homme de cette propagande. ¶ Barbier IV.973.

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        Merkwürdigkeiten der obischen Ostjaken, Samojeden, daurischen Tungusen, udinskischen Bergtataren. Nebst andern dahin gehörigen Nachrichten und Kupfern. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1777. 8°. 1 Bll., 334 S., mit 4 (mehrf. gef.) Kupfertafeln u. 1 (mehrf. gef.) Kupferkarte, Pbd. d. Zt. mit hs. Rsch.

      . . Cat. Russica M.875 - Nitsche-St. 139.- Auszug aus Pallas Reisen durch verschiedene Provinzen des rußischen Reichs, 3. Teil.- Erste Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung von A. W. Huppel.- "Bericht über Pallas' Reise durch das Gebiet der Ostjaken, Samojeden, Tungusen, Balkaren (Bergtataren), Votjaken, Ceremissen bis in die Steppe bei Caricyn an der Wolga. Beschreibung der Lebensgewohnheiten dieser Völker, Hinweise auf den Handel zwischen Rußland und China, auf Geographie und Tierwelt Sibiriens." (Nitsche-St.).- Mit einer gr. Karte (37 x 44 cm) "Vorstellung der zwischen der Wolga und dem Ural-Fluss gelegnen Wüsten, Steppen und der benachbarten Gegenden".- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Titel verso gestempelt, etw. gebräunt u. tls. etw. wasserfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        Historiske Efterretninger om velfortiente Danske Adelsmaend, med deres Stamme-Tavler og Portraiter. Oversatte, forögede og forbedrede [af C. Liunge].

      . 3 bd. Kbhvn.: Godiche 1777-79. Med 26 kobberstukne portraetter, kort over Trankebar, foldet kobberstukket planche med gengivelse af mindemedaljen for slaget i Köge Bugt, planche med gengivelse af "De over Griffenfeld slagne Madailler", kobberstik med gengivelse af "Den Moltkiske gravsten i Kielby Kirke", kobberstukket propekt af Uranienborg og Stjerneborg pa Ven, samt 70 genealogiske tabeller og talrige kobberstukne vign. i teksten. Eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt halvlaeder med pasatte, let slidte skindtitelfelter og guldstreger pa rygge. Tomefelter mangler delvist guldtrykket. * Tycho de Hofmans böger hörer til tidens smukkeste. Han opholdt sig mange ar i udlandet, isaer i Paris, og erhvervede sig her i omgang med en raekke af tidens fornemste bogkunstnere et indgaende kendskab til og forkaerlighed for den nye franske bogkunst. Omtaler udförligt 41 fremtraedende danske adelsmaend og deres familier med tilhörende stamtavler og portraetter. Bl.a. kan fremhaeves, Giedde, Huidtfeldt, Rantzau, Trolle, Griffenfeld, Adeler, Tordenskiold, Brahe (med laengere afsnit om Tycho Brahe illustr. med portraet, prospekter af Uraniborg og Stjerneborg, kort over Hveen og epitaphiet i Prag), Thott, Trolle, Krag, Kaas, Holstein m. fl. Ved udsmykningen af dette vaerk medvirkede bade franske, tyske, hollandske og engelske kunstnere. Bibl. Dan. III,937. Achen/Rostock 1007..

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        Paradise Lost

      Philadelphia: Printed by Robert Bell, 1777. - First American Edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost [and] Paradise Regain'dA Spectacular Copy in it's Original Full Sheep BindingMILTON, John. Paradise Lost. A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. With the Life of Milton. By Thomas Newton, D.D., [and] Paradise Regain'd. A Poem, in Four Books. To which are added, Samson Agonistes: and Poems on Several Occasions. Philadephia: Printed by Robert Bell, 1777.First American Edition. Two octavo volumes (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches; 200 x 120 mm.). [i, half-title], [ii, advertisements], [iii, title-page], [iv, blank], [v-vii, dedication by Andrew Marvell], [8] - 328; [i-ii, blank, [iii, half-title], [iv, blank], [v, title-page], [vi, blank], [vii, The Stationer to the Reader], [viii, Contents], [329] - 350, [351-382, Index], [383-444, Life of Milton], [i, half-title, Poems], [ii, blank], [446-474, Poems], [475, Paradise Regain'd], [476, blank], [477-545], [546, blank], [547, Samson Agonistes], [548, blank], [549-603], [604, blank], [605]-640, (Comus), [2 blank]. Engraved portrait by John Norman of John Milton facing title-page of volume one. Some light foxing and staining throughout. The blank top margins of both title-pages have the (nineteenth century) ink stamped name of "J. Hubley*".Full contemporary American sheep, spines with five raised bands, ruled in blind, blind stamped "M" in second panel, blind stamped "1" & "2" in second compartments, board edges decoratively blind-stamped. Joints and corners slightly rubbed but absolutely sound. Brown stain on lower margin of Cccc1 (pp. 465/6), a few small marginal tears or paper faults, some very light pencil 'jottings' on recto of front free enpaper and rear enpapers of volume one. An absolutely unsophisticated, untouched, totally original example.John Milton had been dead for just over a century by the time of this publication. Paradise Lost influenced the Founding Fathers, and while the text of his most famous work was widely available in imported editions, the printing of this work during the American Revolution was an acknowledgment of its significance.Paradise Lost, which chronicles Satan’s temptation of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from Eden, is widely regarded as his masterpiece and one of the greatest epic poems in world literature. Since its first publication, the work has continually elicited debate regarding its theological themes, political commentary, and its depiction of the fallen angel Satan who is often viewed as the protagonist of the work. The epic has had wide-reaching effect, inspiring other long poems, such as Alexander Pope‘s The Rape of the Lock, William Wordsworth‘s The Prelude and John Keats‘s Endymion, as well as Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, and deeply influencing the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Blake, who illustrated an edition of the epic."Over a century after the first publication of Paradise Lost in London, the Philadelphia printer Robert Bell, perhaps inspired by the Revolution, ignored British copyright and published this two-volume edition of Milton's work. This is the extremely rare first American edition, in contemporary sheep binding with a frontispiece portrait engraving by John Norman, to which a previous owner has added a moustache in ink. Milton had long enjoyed a high reputation in this country. Thomas Jefferson, like many of his contemporaries, regarded Milton as one of the greatest poets of the English language. In his essay "Thoughts on English Prosody," he declared blank verse to be "the most precious part of our poetry," citing the opening of Paradise Lost as an example In Bell's edition, Milton's two sonnets on the subject of his blindness are printed together on one page. Sonnet 22 (here numbered VII) is a Petrarchan sonnet addressed to his pupil and friend, Cyriack Skinner (1627–1700). Written in late 1654 or early 1655, three years after Milton had become totally blind, it remained unpublished during Milton's lifetime (1608-1674). The manuscript is written i

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        A View of Halifax, in Nova Scotia, taken from the Eastern shore

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1777. Etching with aquatint, printed in sepia, contemporary hand-colouring. Printed on laid paper with `J Bates' watermark and 'J.B.' countermark. Strengthened at fold and at the bottom platemark. A very fine view of Halifax and its harbour, with full period hand-colouring, from one of the finest marine atlases ever made. 'The Atlantic Neptune' was the first great marine atlas, and one of the greatest achievements of eighteenth century cartography. Published in England in 1774, it contained over 250 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts were intensely detailed and contained both hydrographical and topographical details. The Neptune was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F. W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the coasts of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas; his dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was to such a degree superior to any other contemporary atlas, that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East coast for over 50 years. The Neptune remains one of the most important atlases ever printed, its views and maps chart the history of North America and allow us to glimpse a forgotten land long changed by the passage of time.This tranquil, beautifully colored panoramic view of Halifax is taken from near Dartmouth, by the narrows, and it illustrates the depth of the harbour by showing seven British warships anchored off-shore. These ships remind us of the rebellion in the other colonies at this very moment. The town of Halifax is shown to fully occupy the opposite shore all the way down to the South End of the peninsula. Way off in the distance is the Atlantic Ocean. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada , Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Fredericks Wallet DesBarres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15; Stevens 47B.

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        Histoire du Royaume de Majorque avec ses annexes pour servir à l'Histoire de France, & à celle d'Espagne de Dom Jean de Ferreras.

      Maestricht, Chez Jean-Edme Duffour & Philippe Roux 1777 - Maestricht, Chez Jean-Edme Duffour & Philippe Roux, 1777.- - 4.º(27 cm), VII, 549p., dividido en tres partes, cabeceras y capitulares, apostillas marginales y notas a pie de página, lista de escritores baleares, descripción histórica de Baleares hasta el reinado de Felipe II. Encuadernado en media piel, nervios y título dorado en lomera, ex-libris y sello de la Maison des jésuites de Laval. Rara en mercado. Pequeña falta en cabeza del lomo y corte en cajo(2,5 cm), marca de óxido en el margen interno solo en las primeras páginas. Buen estado general.(Palau: 113418) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: Printed for W. Strahan, J.F. and C. Rivington, L. Davis, W.Owen ?, 1777. Eighth edition & second quarto edition (after the 1768 Hollis Edition). Engraved copperplate frontispiece portrait of Locke by Cipriani. Folding chart in vol. I. 4 vols. 4to. Full contemporary polished calf, red and green title labels, a few hinges neatly repaired. Unobstrusive labels on pastedowns. Handsome copy. "This edition of Locke's Works is generally considered the best" (Christophersen).

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        Miscellaneous observations on planting and training timber-trees, particularly calculated for the climate of Scotland

      Edinburgh: Printed for Charles Elliot, Edinburgh, and Thomas Cadell, London, 1777. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Contemporary polished sprinkled calf, red morocco lettering piece, minor wear to extremities. IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION. Octavo. 4 ff., 230 pp. With the half-title. SCARCE AND LITTLE-KNOWN WORK ON SCOTTISH TIMBER. Issued pseudonymously, this is the sole printing in book form. Here James Anderson urges timber planting as a profitable source of revenue for Scotland, and provided a wealth of information on how best to accomplish this goal. The work is composed of 11 letters which were issued in "The Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement" between 1771 and 1773. There is practical advice on sheltered and open locations for planting, the best soil for fir trees, the manufacture of turpentine from firs, the production of resin from larch trees and tar from pine trees, the manufacture of maple syrup, the uses of oak bark, and advice on pruning. * In his many publications, James Anderson (1739-1808) promoted a more informed and scientific approach to Scottish farming, and is noteworthy for his leadership in the advancement of Scotch agriculture. Especially significant is his 1777 pamphlet entitled "An Inquiry into the Nature of the Corn Laws, with a view to the Corn Bill proposed for Scotland," which contains a complete statement of the theory of rent generally called after Ricardo. * EXCELLENT COPY with an interesting contemporary provenance: armorial bookplate of John James Maxwell, 4th Baron Farnham (1759-1823), of Farnham House, in County Cavan, Ireland. The book would have been much appreciated at Farnham House, which is described as one of the "noblest ornaments of the county." It is surrounded by a demesne of nearly 3000 acres, comprising the richest pastures and the greatest variety of scenery, adorned with wood and water. Half-title inscribed "Lucy Barry" in an early hand. * Not in ABPC CD-ROM (listing auctions since 1978). REFERENCES: DNB. Henrey 409. Desmond pp. 11-12. Goldsmiths-Kress no. 11546. The work appears in the agricultural section of Gale's "The Making of the Modern Economy," a list of important economic literature.

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        The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches

      London: J. F. and C. Rivington, S. Crowder, et al, 1777. Third edition, corrected and improved. Leather bound. Very good. Unpaginated; 111, [4] p. 28 cm. Frontispiece plus 27 folding copperplates. Full leather. Spine has been rebacked. Gouge in front cover, corners worn. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown. A few small stains. Title continues: "Containing thte various Methods of Cultivating and Improving every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of both the Old and New Husbandry. Comprising every Thing valuable in the best Writers on this Subject, viz. Linnaeus, Chateauvieux, the Marquis of Turbilly, Platt, Evelyn, Worlidge, Mortimer, Tull, Ellis, Miller, Hale, Lisle, Roque, Mills, Young, &c. Together with A Great Variety of New Discoveries and Improvements. Also The Whole Business of Breeding, Managing, and Fattening Cattle of all Kinds; and the most approved Methods of curing the various Diseases to which they are subject. Together with the Method of raising BEES, and of acquiring large Quantities of Wax and Honey, without destroying those laborious Insects. To which is added, Gardeder's Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen. Illustrated with a great Variety of Folio Copper-Plates, finely engraved; exhibiting all the Instruments used in Husbandry; particularly those lately invented, and presented to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. in London; many of which have never yet appeared in a Work of this Nature." As with many reference books, the illustrations are one of the most fascinating parts - great horse's head on Pl. XVII.

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