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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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        MILITARY COLLECTIONS AND REMARKS

      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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        JOURNALS OF CONGRESS. CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS FROM SEPT. 5, 1774 TO JAN. 1, 1776. [with:] JOURNALS OF CONGRESS. CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS FROM JAN. 1, 1776 TO JAN. 1, 1777

      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.

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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]

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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.

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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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        A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia Engraved and Published by Matthew Albert Lotter.

      Matthew Albert Lotter, Augsburg 1777 - Engraving with hand-coloring. Some restoration to upper left corner and central fold and tear at bottom left corner, but overall a very good example. Based on Scull and Heap's original map. Sheet size: 23 1/2 x 18 1/4". Inventory#: p1056pmat.

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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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        Gründlicher Unterricht von der Pferdezucht und Anlegung der Gestütte, .

      Frankfurt und Leipzig. bey Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, 1777. - Zweyte Auflage, mit zwei Kupfern (Faltblätter) am Ende des Bandes, kl.8°. 16,9 x 10,3 cm. (15) Bll.,234 S.(2) Bll. Seiten, In gutem Zustand. Einband leicht gebräunt, berieben und mit gebräunten, handgeschriebenen Rückenschildern, Schnitt leicht gebräunt, der Fußschnitt mit kleinem Fleck, ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit mehreren Stempeln, darunter auf dem Titel, der Buchblock sauber, teils mit geringer Bräune, die letzten beiden Lagen im Vordersteg mit unauffälligem kleinen Wasserrand, eins der Kupfer mit kleiner abgeschnittener Ecke außerhalb der Darstellung und ohne Informationsverlust. Gesamttitel: Gründlicher Unterricht von der Pferdezucht und Anlegung der Gestütte, in welchem gezeiget wird, Wie dieselbe durch eine wohlgeordnete Vermischung fremder mit einheimischen Pferden, vernemlich in Deutschland, verbessert, vermehret, und zum allgemeinen Gebrauch der Kriegsvölker nützlich gemacht werden könne. Nebst einigen Beobachtungen, die bey Ernährung der trächtigen Stutten und bey Erziehung der Fohlen angewendet werden sollen. Mit zweyen Kupfern herausgegeben durch J.B. von Sind, Obristen eines Regiments Cavallerie und Churcöllnischen ersten Stallmeistern. - schönes Exemplar des raren Titels, das erste Kupfer zeigt ein Gestüt mit Grundriss, das 2. Blatt einen Stall. moderner Bibliothekseinband mit handgeschriebenen Rückenschildern und Leinenecken, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNALS OF CONGRESS. CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS FROM SEPT. 5. 1774 [TO JANUARY 1st, 1779]

      Philadelphia & New York. 1777-1779.. Four volumes. Modern speckled calf, spines gilt with leather label. Some light toning and soiling, scattered foxing. Very good. The first four volumes of the Journals of the Continental Congress, containing the most vital documents from the early Revolutionary period. These volumes cover the exciting events of 1776, culminating with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, an early printing of which appears in volume two, as well as all of the other actions of Congress for the year. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence, Congress recognized the necessity of publishing its proceedings on a timely basis. These volumes appeared in more or less annual volumes, but in inconsistent formats and from different printers: Robert Aitken, John Patterson, David Claypoole, and John Dunlap. A tradition had already been established by the separate publication of the Journals of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775. The first volume of this series, begun after the Declaration of Independence, reprinted those pre- Independence journals, and was issued concurrently with the second volume, both appearing from the press of Robert Aitken in 1777. The second volume included a printing of the Declaration, as well as many of the critical documents of 1776. John Patterson issued the third volume in New York in 1778, covering events of the year 1777. David Claypoole was the printer of the fourth, which covered the events of 1778. The present set contins the following volumes: 1) 1774-76. Aitken. 1777. [2],310,[12]pp. EVANS 15683. 2) 1776. Aitken. 1777. [2],513,[22]pp. EVANS 15684. 3) 1777. Patterson. [1778]. [2],603,xxii pp. EVANS 21527. 4) 1778. Claypoole. [1779]. [2],748,[2],lxxxix,[4]pp. EVANS 16584. EVANS 15683, 15684, 21527, 16584.

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        Esprit des livres défendus, ou Antilogies philosophiques; ouvrage dans lequel on a recueilli les morceaux les plus curieux & les plus intéressans sur la religion, la philosophie, les sciences & les arts, extrait des livres philosophiques les plus modernes

      Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Nyon, ainé & Laporte, 1777. - 4 vols. (full set). 12mo. XLIV+560;(II)+592;(II)+596;600 pp. Hardcover. Contemp. full calf with raised bands, gilt decor. & title labels on spines. VG. (Old inscr. on titles). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Revolutionary War Era): A map of the inhabited part of Canada from the French surveys; wiith the frontiers of New York and New England from the large surveys.

      Wm. Faden, London 1777 - Very good, minimal wash color as issued, with remarks indicating the survey order of Genr. Pownall. This uncommon map relates to the invasion of Canada. A few small archival taped repairs in margin verso. Heavy paper, very ittle browning This is the later state (2nd), with the dedication to Major General John Burgoyne, and the table of the "Winter Quarters of the Kings Army in Canada." Below the cartouche: London, Published as the Act directs, Feby. 25. 1777 by Wm. Faden, Corner of St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross. Ref: McCorckle, New England in Early Printed Maps, entry 777.19; Nebenzahl, entry 43. Folds as issued. Image measures 57 x 85 cm (22.5 x 33. 5 inches). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Map of The Provinces of New-York and New Jersey, with Part of Quebec

      Augsburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1777 - (NEW JERSEY) 30-1/8 x 22-1/4 inces (765 x 565 mm) 2 sheets. Hand-colored map. Minor creasing, light toning, original reinforcement on verso of joint. Framed/ wiythout glass

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        Kongeriget Danmarks chorographiske Beskrivelse.

      1777 1777 - Trykt i Johan Rudolph Thieles Bogtrykkeri 1777. Med kobberstukket titelvignet. (24) + 976 s. Et helt usædvanligt rent eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt helskindsbind af flammet kalv med 5 bindforhøjninger og farvet titelfelt. * Særudgaven af femte bind, med særskilt titelblad, af Jonges (1727-89) "Geographie eller Jordbeskrivelse", som han udgav under Ludvig Holbergs navn. Dækker også Sønderjylland med bl. a. Åbenrå, Tønder Husum, Helgoland, Slesvig, Eiderstedt og øen Sylt. Bibl. Dan. II,600. Ehr.-M. X, 247.

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        A Voyage Towards The South Pole And Round The World Performed In His Majesty's Ships The Resolution And Adventure, In The Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775

      W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, London 1777 - two volumes; brown tree calf; Captain Cook's second voyage; the frontispiece (portrait of Cook) and all 64 plates (including charts, maps, plans and fold-out plates) collated and present and in very good condition; signature of a previous owner and three lines of pencilled notes on front paste down of vol. 1; book plate of John Bebb on front paste down of both volumes; no foxing due to the superior quality of publisher's paper; five raised bands on each volume; lettering in gilt on two leather labels on each spine; gilt tooling on spines; all gilt is bright; professionally rebacked by well-known Canadian bookbinder; one fold-out map repaired at original fold line; closed tear at frontispiece also professionally repaired; a handsome set; this second voyage of James Cook which was commissioned by the British government with advice from the Royal Society was designed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to finally determine whether there was any great southern landmass, or Terra Australis; in the course of the voyage he visited Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti, the Society Islands, Niue, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Palmerston Island, South Sandwich Islands, and South Georgia, many of which he named in the process. Cook predicted that an Antarctic land would be found beyond the ice barrier; he missed the land mass Australia as he was directed too far south and too near the Antarctic Circle. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Analysis Collectionum, & Fontium Juris Ecclesiastici Publici, Et.

      1777 - Canon Law for German Students Reiss, Ulrich. Analysis Collectionum, & Fontium Juris Ecclesiastici Publici, Et Privati Germanici, Quam in Commodiorem Usum Tyronum Juris Sacri ex Probatissimis Auctoribus Collegit, Et una Cum Selectis Corollariis Juridicis Publicae Disputationi Expositis in Lucem Publicam. Augsburg: Sumptibus Riegerianis, 1777. xxxii, 224; 54 pp. Final section preceded by title page. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary speckled-paper boards, fragments of title labels to spine, speckled edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint starting at head. Light toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to preliminaries and final leaf. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. This is a handbook to German canon law for students. Reiss was a professor of canon law at the University of Augsburg. At the end of the book is a related dissertation from 1777, at which Reiss presided, entitled Corollaria ex Universo Jure Ecclesiastico Publico, et Privato Hodiernis Academiarum Germaniae Moribus Accomodato. OCLC locates no copies in North America. Not in VD18, the British Museum Catalogue or Ferreira-Ibarra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le droit des gens, ou principes de la loi naturelle, appliques a la conduite et aux affaires des nations et des souverains - [Complete in 2 volumes and bound in 1]

      Neuchatel : [s.n.], 1777, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, New EditionVery good; bound in full contemporary vellum with contrasting gilt-blocked labels -raised bands &c. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Nouvelle edition. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. Subjects; War. International law and relations - Early works to 1800. Associate reference; ESTC citation no.: T112820.

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        The Reports . . . in English, in Thirteen Parts Complete; with References to all the Ancient and Modern Books of the Law . . . To Which are Now Added, The Respective Pleadings in English . . . By George Wilson, Serjeant at Law. Seven Volumes [complete]

      London: Printed for J. Rivington and Sons [and eight others], 1777. Later 3/4 sheep, lightly rubbed, the occasional notation, a very good clean set, once that of Vicary Gibbs, with his ownership signature in each volume The last eighteenth century London edition of Coke's Reports and the first by a named editor, a work which (in John Baker's words) is "of excellent quality [and] perhaps the single most influential series of named reports" in English law

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        Das Grab des Aberglaubens. Sammlung 1-4 in 2 Bänden.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig: J. B. Mezler 1777/1778. Sgl. 1: ; Sgl. 2: Sgl. 3: 2 Bl., 252 S.; Sgl. 4: 2 Bl., 252 S., 16,5 x 10 cm, Frontispiz, jede Sammlung mit Titelvignette, Pappeinband mit Rückenschild berieben und bestoßen, Gelenke angebrochen, stellenweise leicht altersfleckig; vereinzelt Bleistiftanstreichungen.. Reichhaltige und aufklärerische Übersicht über Wünschelruten, Blut- und Schwefelregen, Kartenlegen, Punktieren, Wetterregeln, Teufel, Nordlicht, Amulette, Gallapfel, Zigeuner, Kaffeesatz, Ahnungen, Kometen, Träume etc.

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        A MILITARY COURSE FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND CONDUCT OF A BATTALION, designed for their Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with Useful Observations and Instructions for their Manner of Attack and Defence.

      London, Printed for the author; and sold by Almon, Piccadilly; Hooper, Ludgate-Street; Richardson and Urquhart, Royal Exchange; and Walter, Spring-Gardens, 1777.FIRST EDITION 1777 (Dedication dated Sept. 20, 1777), 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, hand coloured engraved frontispiece and 17 hand coloured engraved plates at rear with a total of 20 plans and diagrams, pages: (16), (16 - Subscriber's List + 1 blank leaf), 1 - 286, (2 - advert), collation; a8, T8, A - S8, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt ruled and decorated spine, recent gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges pale yellow. Tiny chip to leather surface at tail of spine, covers very slightly marked, tiny repair to 2 board corners, small printer's ink smudge on page 168, no loss, tiny ink blot in lower margin of 1 plate, otherwise a very good clean tight copy of the first edition. Not in Spaulding and Karpinski. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An Impartial Enquiry Into the Case of the Gospel Demoniacks : with an Appendix, Consisting of an Essay on Scripture Demonology - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : Printed For J. F. And C. Rivington ; T. Payne And Son ; And B. White, 1777, Hardback, First EditionVery good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original title and volume labels retained; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 349 pages; Physical desc. : [4], 349, [3]p : 8vo. Subject: Bible. N. T. Demoniac possession in literature. Demoniacs. With a half-title and a final advertisement leaf. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog ESTCT121880.

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        REMARQUES SUR LA MUSIQUE ITALIENNE ET SUR LA DANSE. Oeuvres mêlées de Madame Goudar, angloise, tome second.

      Amsterdam 1777 - 16'8x10'5, port, 1h, 198p (levemente tostadas). Plena piel, lomo con tejuelo y dorados, cortes pintados. - Casada con el aventurero Ange Goudar, quien posiblemente escribiese la obra, esta bella irlandesa brilló en la sociedad italiana de la época. En ella se hacen observaciones críticas sobre la ópera y el ballet de Venecia y otras ciudades de Italia. 1777

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        A Parliamentary Chronicle: or accounts of the proceedings and debates of the House of Commons, upon the opening of the present sessions. This spans from October 30, 1776 to February, 25 1777.

      No Publisher Given 1777 - A Parliamentary Chronicle: or accounts of the proceedings and debates of the House of Commons, upon the opening of the present sessions. This spans from October 30, 1776 to February, 25 1777. No author. These proceedings open with an address by King George to parliament, regarding the American Revolution. It begins, "Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you, at the opening of this session, that the troubles, which have so long distracted my colonies in North America, were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion, had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, and returned to their duty [ ]". After this address various members of parliament respond, some with support for the war and others advocating granting America its independence. Some of these speeches go into detail in regard to troops, morale, conduct, propaganda in the US press, especially propaganda by General Gage. Also discussed within are Britainn’s defenses against Spain and France, Jamaica, and many other interesting topics. The debates over the war with America are amazing historical references, serving to frame the Revolutionary War through the eyes of the British. This book has been re-bound in blue cloth with the title in gilt in a small strip of leather on the spine. VERY GOOD condition with light soiling, light fading and moderate scuffing, mostly noticeable to the top and bottom of the spine. Light bumping and edgewear. Pages clean and solid but browning. Still very readable. The last page of the text seems to end mid sentence, as if this was excerpted from a larger text. A very scarce historical record of the beginnings of the Revolutionary War in VERY GOOD condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plays and Poems Written by . . . With Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Author.

      London: Printed for T. Evans and R. Baldwin, 1777. - The scarce first collected edition of Smollett's plays and poems, containing The Regicide and The Reprisal, two satires and twelve poems, preceded by a lengthy biographical sketch of Smollett - apparently the first such memoir. 8vo, later decoratively-stained calf by Riviere, red morocco labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Engraved vignette portrait on the title page. Half-title present; 12 pages of ads for Ogilvy and Speare, dated May 1794, bound in the rear and printed on distinctly different paper (with a bluish tone). NCBEL II, 962; not in Rothschild. Edges slightly rubbed; fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,

      Paris: chez Esprit,, 1777. Contenant des Recherches sur la maniere de les calculer & de perfectionner en général leur construction; une Méthode nouvelle pour construire les Vaisseaux; la Description de plusieurs Machines nouvelles propres à porter l'Hydraulique à un haut point de perfection ; & le détail d'un grand nombre d'expériences très-intéressantes. Octavo (198 × 122 mm). Contemporary speckled half sheep, smooth spine gilt, red morocco label, blue mottled paper sides, red and blue sprinkled edges. 5 folding engraved plates. A little rubbing, an excellent copy. First edition. On hydraulics, the construction of hydraulic machines, and shipbuilding, illustrated with a fine set of technical illustrations, this work includes the general principles of the resistance of fluids, and of the mechanics of paddle-wheels and their application in mills and pumps. One chapter is devoted to the resistance of fluids against the hulls of ships, another to a machine of the author's own invention for raising water, and the last chapter is on a new form of windmill. Ducrest was an officer in the navy and later in the army, and was chancellor to the duke of Orléans, to whom the book is dedicated.

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