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        Partie Meridionale du Cercle D'Autriche qui Comprend la Basse Partie du Duche de Stirie, le Duche de Carinthie . . .

      Santini, Venice 1777 - Size : 480x615 (mm), 18.875x24.25 (Inches), Black & White

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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 - 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. Very 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. 2 Kg. 349 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Paradise Lost [and] Paradise Regain?d [and] Samson Agonistes, etc

      Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1777. First American Edition; two volumes; bound in contemporary (original?) full calf; with raised bands; ?M? is blind-stamped on each spine, the number of each volume stamped below; the top edges of each board are decorated in a geometric pattern; some rubbing and stains of the bindings; small name stamp (19th century?) at the top of each title page; page foxing and staining; a very good set of a book rarely found complete and in original, unsophisticated condition. Milton, dead for over a century by the time of this publication, 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.

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

      [Geneve] 1777 - All edges gilt. Uninked, impressed institutional mark to the title. Subject: Operas - 18th century. Genre: Plays. Asscoiate Reference: ESTC T153663. Language: French. All 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 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Partie Septentrionale des Pays Bas Comprenant Les Etats Generaux des Provinces Unies.

      Santini, Venice 1777 - A decorative cartouche in the shape of a ship is located in the upper left., Size : 465x635 (mm), 18.25x25 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Explication des ceremonies de la Fete-Dieu d'Aix

      Aix-en-Provence: Esprit David, 1777. 1st edition. A Fine Festival Book <p>[GREGOIRE, Gaspard, pere.] Explication des ceremonies de la FÍte-Dieu díAix en Provence. . . . 12mo. [2], 220pp. Fronts. portrait of Rene díAnjou (1408-80) & 13 plates ( 1 folding with music), mostly engraved by Gaspard GREGOIRE fils (1751-1846), after drawings by his brother Paul GREGOIRE. 190 x 109 mm. Wrappers c. 1800, uncut, spine chipped. Very faint dampstain in gutter of first two leaves, a little browning & soiling. Very good copy. Aix: David, 1777.</p><p>First Edition. A very full account of the Corpus Christi pageant in Aix, with twelve plates showing theater and dance, and one with notation for five accompanying pieces of music. Barbier II 378 attributes the work to the Aix silk manufacturer, Gaspard Grergoire, and his sons Gaspard and Paul. Gaspard fils manufactured a famous velvet, "velours Gregoire," which could be painted; his brother Paul became the first to paint on velvet. Their works were exhibited in Paris, at the Louvre, in the early 1800ís; the Gregoire fabrics are preserved in several French museums today. (Paul, by the way, was a deaf-mute from birth.) The Gregoires, as Aix manufacturers, would probably have had a prominent role in the pageant, which was, even in the 18th century, one of the great city affairs of the year. Doubtless they supplied cloth for the costumes, and were in a position to provide specialist descriptions of the masks and dress of the participants.</p><p>The Corpus Christi pageant reached its height in the 15th century, when it became in effect the principal feast of the Church, a time for the most magnificent processions of nobles and clerics, and for the mystery plays put on by the merchants and craftsmen which were the foundation of modern theater in the countries of Europe. The late medieval traditions of the pageant were preserved at Aix still in the 18th century. Gregoire saw in them the hand of the first patron of the Aix pageant, Rene, duke of Anjou, whose daughter Marguerite married Henry VI of England. Rene was viewed around Gregoireís time as a paragon of chivalry, as well as a poet, painter and musician; he was indeed a patron of the arts, whose reputation earned him a line in Shakespeareís Henry VI ("whose large style agrees not with the leanness of his purse" quoted in Oxford companion to French literature in the article on Rene). Whatever personal guidance the duke gave the pageant, its symbolic costumes, dramas and dances were rooted in the Christian and pagan folklore of the region. </p><p>Gregoire&#39;s full descriptions of the various ceremonies of the week-long springtime holiday in its last years before the French Revolution are very valuable for reconstructing French folk habits and social arrangements. Lipperheide II 2804. Benezit V 190 re the Gregoires. We note that NUC NG 0500151 shows a 1773 edition of the Explication; however, no other reference shows this, nor does the book itself give any indication of reissue: the dedication is dated January, 1777; the approbation is August, 1776; and footnotes to the text give references to the year 1776. </p>

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        Missale parisiense, illustrissimi et reverendissimi in Christo patris D.D. Caroli-Gaspar-Guillelmi de Vintilille, è comitibus Massiliae du Luc, parisiensis archiepiscopi, ducis sancti spiritus commendatoris, auctoritate, ac venerabilis ejusdem ecclesiae capituli consensu, editum.

      Sumptibus Bibliopolarum Usuum Parisiensum 1777 - - Sumptibus Bibliopolarum Usuum Parisiensum , Parisiis (Paris) 1777, in-folio (25,5x41cm), 76pp. 684pp. (mal pag. 584pp.) 32pp. cliij (1), relié. - Edition ornée d'une vignette aux armes de Vintimille du Luc en page de titre, de très nombreuses partitions pour orgues, ainsi que d'une gravure pleine page signée C. Le Brun représentant le Christ en croix.Texte sur deux colonnes, consigné dans un double encadrement. Pleine basane blonde glacée début XIXe. Dos à six nerfs, six petits fleurons aux entrenerfs (symbole divin, attributs liturgiques.), large dentelle dorée en bas du dos, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Roulettes dorées sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Epidermures. Fervent combattant des Jansénistes parisiens, Vintimille du Luc fut nommé archevêque de Paris en 1729. Il fut un efficace continuateur de la réforme liturgique, publiant un Bréviaire, un Processionnal, ainsi que ce Missel. Ses textes connurent un tel succès qu'ils furent également adoptés dans d'autres diocèses français et étrangers. 76pp. 684pp. (mal pag. 584pp.) 32pp. cliij (1) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Chart of the Southern Hemisphere shewing the Tracks of some of the most distinguished Navigators

      William Straham, London 1777 - English edition of Cook's chart depicting his tracks and the other important explorers., Size : 560x545 (mm), 22x21.5 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline Very good, a short tear from the left margin due to attachment to the atlas professionally repaired, right margin reinforced

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        Die Jäger am Ausgang des Waldes, angeblich der erste Versuch des Künstlers.

      . Radierung, auf festem Velin. 11,1:15,2 cm. - Mit winzigem Rändchen um die Umfassungslinie sowie zwei kleinen Randbeschädigungen. Literatur: Andresen 3, II (von II).. Zunächst studierte Dillis von 1777 - 1781 Philosophie und Theologie in Ingolstadt und München. 1782 wurde er zum Priester geweiht. Anschließend erhielt er Zeichenunterricht bei J.J. Dorner d.Ä. (1741-1813). Seit 1786 erteilte er selbst Zeichenunterricht bei vornehmen Münchner Familien. Durch die Bekanntschaft des Benjamin Thompson Graf von Rumford (1753-1814), der sein Förderer wurde, unternahm Dillis Reisen in die Schweiz und an den Oberrhein. 1790 wurde er Inspektor der kurfürstlichen Bildergalerie in München. Es folgten Reisen nach Salzburg, Sachsen, Dresden, Prag und Wien. 1794/95 weilte er in Rom, 1805 folgte die zweite Italienreise, 1806 war er in Paris und Südfrankreich. 1808 wurde er Professor für Landschaftsmalerei an der Münchener Akademie, 1822 Central-Galeriedirektor. Er wirkte an der Grundsteinlegung der Pinakothek in München 1826 mit und entschied 1834/35 die Auswahl der Bilder für dieses Museum. Mit seinen Freilichtbildern gehört Dillis zu den Begründern der neuen Münchner Landschaftsschule.

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        ALS ("Ramler").

      Berlin, 19. III. 1777. - Large 8vo. 2¼ pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address and traces of a papered seal. To Monsieur Kanitz in Breslau. - Fol. 2 with small torn-out portion from broken seal and small biographical note on the writer.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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 - Nouvelle edition. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. Subjects; War. International law and relations - Early works to 1800. Associate reference; ESTC citation no.: T112820. Very 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. 2 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le droit des gens, ou principes de la loi naturelle. Appliqués à la conduite des affaires des nations et des souverains. Nouvelle édition.

      Neuchatel, de l'imprimerie de la Société Typographique 1777 - Two parts in one volume in 4to; pp. (4), XX, 300; pp. (4), 230, (2); contemporary half calf over marbled boards, corners strengthened, spine gilt with two red gilt lettering-pieces, re-backed using the old spine strip, corners a bit bumped, edges dust soiled, inside clean and crisp, a good copy. A new and enlarged edition (first published 1758) of one of the most influential treatises on international law. This work by the Swiss philosopher, jurist and diplomat Vattel was founded partly on the writings of Grotius, Pufendorf and Cr. Wolff. It was especially important to the Americans because it supplied a justification for a liberal revolution against the British. [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 - Nouvelle edition. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. Subjects; War. International law and relations - Early works to 1800. Associate reference; ESTC citation no.: T112820. Very 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. 2 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano

      Rome 1777 - This beautiful perspective view of Raphael's Loggia, served as the frontispiece to the celebrated text, "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano". This arresting print is a general perspective view of Raphael's design for the Loggia at the Vatican, with a large profile portrait of Raphael in a medallion over the entrance to the corridor. The plate served as the frontispiece to the first part of the "Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano", which depicted the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. This remarkable print, one of the first to be published of the decoration of the Logge on the main storey of the Vatican apartments, was probably planned as early as 1760, but was not executed until between 1772 and 1776. The project as a whole was carried out by the painter Gaetano Savorelli, the draughtsman Ludovico Teseo, the architect Pietro Camporesi, and the engravers Giovanni Ottaviani and Giovanni Volpato. The whole series was of importance not just for the size and magnificent colouring of the prints, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and stimulated the taste for the "grotesque" in the neo-classical period. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110; cf. Berlin Kat. 4068; Lambert Pattern and Design (V. & A.: 1983), p. 26; "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Volpato 1; Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten (Coburg: 1984), p. 104; G. Marini (editor) Giovanni Volpato 1735-1803 (1988) no. 198. Copper engraving by Volpato after a drawing by Camporesi, later professional hand-colouring. Good condition. Expert strengthening to verso of right outer blank margin, some old light creasing to 3 inches of the sheet.

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        Elucidations Respecting The Common and Statute Law of Scotland

      Printed for William Creech; and sold . . . by T. Cadell, London 1777 - Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly rubbed, else a very good, even pretty copy First edition of the last major legal work of Lord Kames, leading figure of the Scots Enlightenment and influential upon David Hume, James Boswell, and Adam Smith, seeking "to advocate rational principle in opposition to practice"; with the halftitle [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Act to Impower His Majesty to Secure and Detain Persons Charged with, or Suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, Committed in any of his Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy

      Charles Eyre and William Strahan, London 1777 - [2], 311-312 p.; 31 cm. (folio). Disbound. Title page reads "Anno Regni Georgii III. . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third . . . And from thence continued, by several Prorogations, to the Thirty-first Day of October, 1776; Being the Third Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain." Woodcut royal coat of arms above the imprint. Woodcut headpiece and historiated initial at the beginning of the act. "Whereas a Rebellion and War have been openly and traiterously levied and carried on in certain of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, and Acts of Treason and Piracy have been committed on the High Seas, and upon the Ships and Goods of His Majesty's Subjects, and many Persons have been seised and taken, who are expressly charged or strongly suspected of such Treasons and Felonies, and many more such Persons may be hereafter so seised and taken." An act allowing magistrates to hold until January 1778 anyone who had committed or was suspected of having committed treason in the American colonies. Any participation in or support for the Revolution was considered treason against Great Britain. In Near Fine Condition: disbound; small chip at tail of spine; clean and bright. Very scarce.

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        Tractatus de morbis cutaneis

      Apud P.Guillelmum Cavelier, Paris 1777 - Reliure plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos orné à cinq nerfs avec inscription dorée - XVI-704 pp. Cassure au coin inférieur du premier plat; coiffe supérieure usée; coiffe inférieure partiellement usée; intérieur très frais. Premier texte moderne sur la dermatologie par le fondateur de cette spécialité en France. Première édition.

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        Poems, Supposed to have Been Written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and Others, in the Fifteenth Century

      London: Printed for T. Payne and Son,], 1777. First edition, Second State (cancelled state of C4), with errata. Facsimile plate at p. 288. 307 pp. Bound in full contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked. Some rubbing at corners, internally fresh, a sound clean copy. Ashley x, p. 75; Hayward 188; Tinker 622; Rothschild 589 . Chatterton, who committed suicide at the age of 17 - became a veritable symbol to the Romantics of a tragic genius misunderstood by his contemporaries , a victim whose story "Told the keen Insult of th'unfeeling Heart, The dread Dependence on the low-bred mind, Told every pang, at which thy Soul might smart, Neglect, and grinning Scorn, and Want combin'd!" - Coleridge, Monody on the Death of Chatterton

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        Original papers relative to Tanjore: containing all the letters which passed, and the conferences which were held, between his Highness the Nabob of Arcot and Lord Pigot, on the Subject of the Restoration of Tanjore. Together with The material Part of Lord Pigot's last dispatch to the East India Company. The whole connected by a narrative, and illustrated with notes and observations.

      London, Printed For T. Cadell, In the Strand, 1777 - In-4° ; XIX-134 pp., demi-basane marron, dos lisse muet, rel. de l'époque, bon exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. FIRST EDITION. VERY GOOD COPY. "This volume was designed to influence British public opinion in favor of the Nabob who was objecting to the violation of his suzerainty by the East India Company" (JFB Catalogue). George Pigot, Baron Pigot (1719- 1777) entered the Company's service in 1736, and became governor and commander-in-chief of Madras in 1755. In 1758-59 he defended Madras against the French, and occupied Pondicherry; in 1763 he returned to England where he became an Irish peer and obtained a seat in Parliament. In 1775 he returned to India to occupy his former position at Madras, but he was soon involved in a quarrel with the majority of his council over the proposed restoration of the Rajah of Tanjore, which Pigot strongly favored. He was arrested by order of the council, and died while still a prisoner on May 11, 1777. This book contains a detailed presentation of Pigot's point of view, and was published before new of his death reached England. In 1779 the matter was discussed in Parliament, and four of those responsible for Pigot's arrest were tried and fined £1000 each. Ancillary to this, James Macpherson, the Scot, at the time was agent to the Nabob of Arcot, on whose behalf he made several effective appeals to the public, and amongst others published Letters from Mahommed Au Chan, Nabob of Arcot, to the court of Directors. To which is annexed a State of facts relative to Tanjore, with an Appendix of original papers, 4to. 1777. The James Ford Bell Library, An Catalogue , O113. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire concernant l'Education et la Succession du Sieur de Chémeré Chevau-Léger; avec le Recueil des Pièces Justificatives et Consultation.

      De l'Imprimerie de Chardon, Rue Galante, à Paris.1777 - Plein parchemin, pièce de titre en chagrin, reliure récente de J.-M. Gourdelier, relieur à Laval, petit in 4, 25x18, quelques trous de vers marginaux, de toute rareté et en état impeccable.Titre [ 1 feuillet recto ] + 306 pages. Né le 27 Septembre 1738, René Hardy de Lévaré [ fils du Premier Maire Electif de Laval, à qui on doit la Place Hardy de Lévaré à Laval ], exerça d'abord comme avocat à Paris, puis épousa le 17 Novembre 1766 Marie-Anne Guédé du Bourgneuf née le 27 Juillet 1748. Pour répondre à l'accusation portée contre lui d'avoir capté la succession du jeune Coutard de Souvré, il fit imprimer un mémoire ou plutôt un panégyrique de sa famille contenant son plaidoyer personnel. L'Abbé Angot mentionne en avoir vu un exemplaire dans la bibliothèque de M. Hoinard, avocat; et un autre chez M. de la Perraudière, à Astillé. Cet ouvrage contient la généalogie de la Famille Hardy depuis son établissement en la Ville de Laval au Maine, et la généalogie Coustard. [ Abbé Angot - Dictionnaire Historique, Topographique et Biographique de la Mayenne, tome 2 pages 403 et 404, supplément par l'Abbé Gaugain, tome 4 pages 454 à 456 ]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thoughts in Prison: in five parts. Viz. the imprisonment. The retrospect. Publick punishment. The trial. Futurity.

      Published by Edward and Charles Dilly, London 1777 - , title page, iii, 232 pages, errata at end, includes his last prayer written in the night before his death, and other miscellaneous pieces, was publicly hanged at Tyburn for forging a bond of £4,200, Samuel Johnson got a petition for his release to no avail, "Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully" (S. Johnson) First Edition , scuffed at corners and spine ends, upper joints splitting but holding firm, neat owner's details at upper edge of page i, water stain at rear, text legible throughout, in good condition , full tree calf, gilt titles on red leather spine label Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coutumes de Paris. Textes des coutumes de la prevote et vicomte de Paris, avec beaucoup de notes nouvelles, trouvees apres son deces; lesquelles ont pour objet principal de faire connoitre le sens & l'esprit de chaque Article.

      Lyon, chez Nyon, 1777.. Tome premier (...troisieme). Klein-Oktav. (I:) XXXIX, 412 S.; (II:) Ttlbl., 446; (III:) Ttlbl., 447 S. (zusammen: 1.350 S.) Drei zeitgenössische, französische Lederbände mit rotem Rückenschild. Sehr gut erhalten. Band 3 minimaler Wurmfraß an Buchschnitt..

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        Document signed ("Guy Carleton") being an order for payment in the amount of five hundred pounds sterling made out to John Campbell, Commandant and Superintendant of Indians in the province of Quebec

      British Government, Montreal 1777 - Document signed ("Guy Carleton"), one page (15 x 9 3/8 in.; 381 x 240 mm), Montreal, 19 June 1777, to John Powell, Deputy Paymaster General at Quebec, being an order for payment in the amount of five hundred pounds sterling made out to John Campbell, Commandant and Superintendant of Indians in the province of Quebec, countersigned by Powell on the verso; one short fold tear otherwise very good+, Blue cloth folding case, teal morocco spine lettered gilt; spine a trifle faded.Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77), during which time he repelled Montgomery and Benedict Arnoldís attack on Quebec, defeated Arnold on Lake Champlain and re-took Crown Point. From 1782-83 he was Commander in Chief in Canada. General in 1793.JOHN POWELL, - DEPUTY-PAYMASTER GENERALS AT QUEBEC AND MONTREAL, 1768 to 1772 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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, Dates, and Prices.

      London : Printed For Edward Brooke, (Successor To J. Worrall And B. Tovey) 1777 - 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. 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. 1 Kg. 162 pp.

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        Estado de la Bolsa de Valladolid. Examen de sus tributos, cargas, y medios de su extinción. De su Gobierno, y Reforma.

      Valladolid 1777 - Impreso con orden del Consejo Real en Valladolid, en la Imprenta de D. Thomàs de Santandér. Año de MDCCLXXVII. Folio m. 1 h. portada, 7 h de Preludio, 19 h. de índice, 2 h. de erratas, 384 p. para el texto. Encuadernación de época en pasta española, lomo cuajado, nervios, tejuelo, cortes pintados. El libro abarca la historia económica desde las postrimerías del siglo XIII hasta mediados del siglo XVIII y explica y da cumplida cuenta de los hechos económicos puntuales de este largo periodo. Edición única completa. Muy raro. Ref.: Palau nº 281791, solo da 7 h. y 384 p. CCPB355381-7. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CARTA EJECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA otorgada al matrimonio Pedro Ballestero de Urrea y Teresa Fermosel y Diaz otorgada por Carlos III

      MADRID 1777 - Madrid, 1777, 40 pp, manuscrito iluminado sobre pergamino vitela (21x30), 40 pp con 18 lineas en letras gotica redonda en tinta negra y roja, el texto se inserta en un marco de 2,5 cm., con 2 dobles lineas rojas y adornos azules en las esquinas del interior del mismo, los 4 apellidos en marco de oro, encuadernado en piel de epoca, lomo con nervios y tapas con excelentes dibujos grabados en oro; bien conservado, leves roces en esquinas de contraportada superior. La primera página iluminada con escudo heraldico de Ballesteros y Urrea, con adornos vegetales y escudo de Carlos III, pintado y protegido con un hoja de seda. Parece que en el centro falta una hoja iluminada con los apellidos de Fermosel y Diaz. En la segundad página miniatura iluminada (4x4 cm.) con paisaje, arbol, pajaros y casa. Al final del libro firma y sello en papel de Pascual de la Rua y certifican 7 escribanos con sus bonitas firmas, y todo ello dando fe Felipe Lopez de la huerta, como Secretario de la Villa de Madrid con su firma y sello seco. 40 p. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cahier d'Ornemens Dessines par Salembier et Graves par Julliet

      Le Pere et Avaulez, Paris 1777 - Folio. 17 (of 18) plates of engravings by Jacques Juillet after designs by Henri Salembier. Full leather. VG-, early 20th century binding with backstrip flaking off, original plates were inset into rag paper when binding was made. Consisting of volumes I-III of the Cahier d'Ornemens with designs by Henri Salembier and engravings by Jacques Juillet. The complete work is 48 plates in 8 volumes issued in 1777 and 1778, with 6 plates per volume. This set is lacking the last plate of cahier III. Scarce. Vol I. Cahier d'Ornemens Dessines Par Salembier et Graves Par Julliet; Vol II. Cahier d'Ornamens et Frises; Cahier III. Cahier d'Ornamens et Frises. -Berlin 484. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STATE OF THE PRISONS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. With preliminary observations and an account of some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. ----- Bound with: APPENDIX TO THE STATE OF THE PRISONS. In England and Wales, &c. Containing a farther account of Foreign Prisons and Hospitals, with additional remarks on the Prisons of this Country. 1784

      Printed by William Eyres, Warrington, and sold by T. Cadell, and N. Conant. London. ; second work printed by William Eyres, Warrington. 1777, 1784. FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes bound in 1. 4to. (11.2 x 8.7 inches). viii, 492, 16pp index, directions to binder leaf at end; -- vi, 286,8pp index plus directions to binder leaf. Illustrated with 22 copper engraved plates, many folding. A few leaves affected by foxing but generally clean and tidy copies bound together in early brown calf boards with gilt decorative borders. The volume has been sympathetically has been re-spined in brown calf, with double rule and chain bands and centre decorations, all in gilt. Black title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers with the bookplate of Jeremiah Harman (Governor of the Bank of England between 1816 and 1818) on the front pastedown. Some rubbing and bumping to the boards but overall an attractive copy.

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        OEuvres Completes de M. Helvetius.

      A Londres 1777 - 4 volumes. 8vo, 206 x 120 mms., pp. [iv], 484; [ii], xx, 513 [ 514 - 515 Approbation and Privilege, 516 blank]; xxviii, 586; xiv, 416, including half-title in each volume, attractively bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt tooled borders on covers, spines richly gilt in compartments with oval sunburst motif, red and green morocco labels, marbled end-papers. A fine and attractive set, A bookplate loosely inserted in volume 4 claims "From Croom Court/ Roger Payne binder/ 1738 - 97 used a tool/ used in this binding." Helvetius (1715 - 1771) is probably best-known for his De l'Esprit (1758) and its successor De l'Homme (1772). Although the imprint claims London for the place of publication, it is clearly a French, and probably, Parisian printing. De l'Esprit had been condemned by the French parliament soon after it was published and was burnt, so Helvetius was clearly still considered dangerous to the structure of the state in 1777. The imprint is false, as the volumes were printed in Maastricht by Dufour and Roux. David Smith: Bibliography of the writings of Helvetius (2003), O.3. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Augusta Taurinorum.

      Onoratum Derubeis (Onorato De Rossi),, Augustae Taurinorum, 1777 - In-4° (265x200mm), pp. (1), 136, 13, (3), brossura coeva in marmoreggiatura policroma. Grande impresa incisa a mezza pagina al frontespizio con il toro entro una cornice sormontata da corona. Capilettera ornati e fregi tipografici incisi su rame, numerose figure di monete incise su rame intercalate n.t. Testo entro doppia filettatura tipografica. Dedicatoria del De Rossi ai duumviri e decurioni di Torino. Seguono la riproduzione dell'antico privilegio di stampa di Emanuele Filiberto, componimenti dedicatori latini e francesi di Francesco Ferrero, Pandolfo Sfondrato, Claude Guichard, Beroldo e Ludovico Pingone (figli dell'autore) una dedicatoria a stampa a Carlo Emanuele di Savoia. Ottimo esemplare. Riedizione settecentesca, promossa dal libraio Onorato De Rossi, della più antica storia di Torino, ripubblicata a due secoli esatti dall'edizione originale. Indice e catalogo dei libri venduti dal Derossi in fine. Il Pingone (Chambéry, 1525-Torino, 1582), Barone di Cusy, studiò a Padova e a Roma. Emanuele Filiberto lo fece Consigliere di Stato, Referendario, Vice-Gran Cancelliere, Riformatore dell'Università torinese. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Abhandlung von Kupferstichen, worinnen die allgemeinen Grundsätze von den Regeln der Malerey, in so weit sie die Kupferstiche betreffen, abgehandelt, die verschiedenen Arten von Kupferstichen angezeigt, und die Charaktere der berühmtesten Meister gegeben werden: Nebst Anmerkungen über verschiedne einzelne Kupferstiche und Regeln, solche zu sammeln. Aus dem Englischen. (Angebunden): Schubart, Christian Friedrich Daniel: Vorlesungen über Mahlerey, Kupferstecherkunst, Bildhauerkunst, Steinschneidekunst und Tanzkunst. Herausgegeben von einem seiner ehemaligen Zuhörer.

      Engelhart Benjamin Schwickert, Leipzig 1771 (I) bzw. Perrenon, Münster 1777 (II). - 16,6 x 10,5 cm. 6 Bl., 196 Seiten. 43 Seiten, 2 weiße Bl. (I): Zweite deutsche Ausgabe, die erste erschien bereits 1768, im Jahr der englischen Erstausgabe. Vgl. Universal Catalogue of Books on Art I, p. 675 (englische Ausgabe 1768). (II): Erste Ausgabe. Goedeke IV/1, 864. Pappband der Zeit mit rotem Schnitt, etwas gebräunt und berieben, innen teils etwas gebräunt.

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        Zend-Avesta, Zoroasters Lebendiges Wort, worin die Lehren und Meinungen von Gott, Welt, Natur, Menschen; ingleichen die Cärimonien des heiligen Dienstes der Parsen u.s.f.aufbehalten sind. (Translated from the French and supplemented by Johann Friedrich Kleuker). 3 main parts and 5 appendices in 6 volumes.

      Riga, J. F. Hartknoch, 1777-86.. 4to (23.5 : 18.5 cm). With 8 engraved plates, 2 folding, of ceremonies and rites. Contemporary yellowish sprinkled boards with gilt spine labels, all volumes economically bound without free endpapers.. A uniform set with with all plates and appendices. Part 1 in the scarce second edition of 1786, first published ten years earlier and now enlarged by more than one third. Parts 2-3 and the appendices in first and only edition, 1777-83. Anquetil-Duperron (1731-1805) became an adventurer for the sake of ancient Indo-Iranian religion and philosophy. Returned from India, he published his first great work: Zend-Avesta, Ouvrage de Zoroastre, Paris 1771. It comprised the major books of Parsism in first European translation, actually the first of an Oriental sacred text other than the Bible. Anquetil was immediately accused of forgery by William Jones and John Richardson. In the following years he read seven large dissertations on the age and authenticity of the Avestan texts to the French Academy. His enlightened apologist Kleuker (1749-1827) not only rendered Anquetil's translations and studies carefully into German, but added linguistic researches of his own. Later on he translated the epoch-making first volumes of Jones's ,Asiatick Researches' as well as Paulinus's ,Systema Brahmanicum'. His work strongly promoted 19th century Indo-European studies in Germany. Geiger & Kuhn, Grundriß der iranischen Philologie II, p. 1 & 40 ff.; cf. Encyclopedia Iranica, s.v. Anquetil-Duperron. - Bindings a bit rubbed and bumped, spines darkened. Scattered browning and foxing as always, stronger in places. A very good copy.

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        De l'ordre social, ouvrage suivi d'un traité élémentaire sur la valeur, l'argent, la circulation, l'industrie & le commerce intérieure & extérieur

      A Paris, chez les Frères Debure 1777 - Three parts in one volume in 8vo; XXXI, (1), 1-450 pp. ordre social; 451-488 pp. discours prononcé au Baillage d'orléans; 489-724 intérêt social, 725-26 approbation et privilège du roi, 727-28 errata; contemporary mottled calf with raised bands, spine decoratively gilt in compartments, gilt-lettered spine label, extremities rubbed and bumped, spine chipped, front hinge at top and bottom with tear of 3-5 cm, some browning on free endpapers, library stamp on title, a few leaves with unobstrusive pencil marks, else a clean and good copy. First edition. Le Trosne was a lawyer. Attracted by the natural law aspects of their system, he joined the physiocrats in 1764, contributing articles to their journals, and writing works defending and explaining their ideas.In his "ordre social" he explains the social principles professed by the physiocrats. This is followed by his famous speech advocating the free trade of grain within France. "L'intérêt social" belongs to the strict field of economics and treats that subject with great depth. INED 2879, Einaudi 3358, Kress B 55, Goldsmiths 11539, Higgs (The physiocrats) p. 75 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches. (with) The Gardeners Kalendar Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen

      London: J. F. and C. Rivington, S. Crowder, et al, 1777. Third Edition. Leather Bound. Good. N. pag. 28 cm. 27 folding copperplates plus frontis. Ink sketch on margin of plate 1. Full leather. Respined with original spine reapplied. Owner&#39;s signature. Corners and edges professionally repaired. M3 has tear repaired, N3 has corner almost torn off, light stains in a few places throughout, although generally clean, small ink stain at top of 3P4, 4G2 has corner torn off bottom. Book is still in extremely nice condition.

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      Chez Cellot & Jombert Fils Jeune, Imprimerie de L. F. Delatour París. 1777. 3h+67Pág+10 Preciosas Láminas de gran tamaño. 45x30. Primera parte y única editada. Esta Raríssima Obra de Roubo trata sobre la construcción de los teatros en 1777, Roubo lanza una teoría, y utiliza la idea siempre acariciada por los arquitectos, un teatro semicircular, la antigua combinada con la etapa moderna y cubierta con una alta cúpula con pinturas alegóricas. Verdaderamente espectacular. Ref 20 Bilblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Como Nuevo.

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        Des Ritter's Carl von Linne königlich Schwedischen Leibarztes vollständiges Natursystem des Mineralreichs nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe in einer freyen und vermehrten Uebersetzung von Johann Friedrich Gmelin.

      . Nürnberg, Raspe, 1777-1785. Four parts in four. 8vo. lxiv, [42], 2,155 pp. and 57 mostly folded engraved plates. Original half calf over speckled boards. morocco label with gilt title on the spines.* Rare first and only German edition and the main work on mineralogy and palaeontology by Linnaeus. Linne attached great importance to crystal structure for classification and thus was one of the pioneers in crystallographie. More important were his contributions to palaontology and historial geology: he described many fossils, including trilobites (Entomolithus), which he correctly placed among the arthropods... (DSB). Hoover Collection 542: 'Linnaeus achieved worldwide influence mainly through his pioneer work in systemizing botany but he also applied his passion for the arrangement to the animal and mineral kingdoms. In these mineral studies he describes many fossils and expounds his views on the age of the world, being careful not to upset the ecclesiastical orthodoxy of his time'.. Pictorial bookplate of Birger Strandell and small inoffensive handstamp of former owner on title pages. The Strandell provenance is quite interesting: The Hunt Library of Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, PA holds the Dr. Birger Strandell Collection which includes all published works by Linnaeus, in almost every known edition and translation as well as many of those by his many students, and much of the world's literature about Linnaeus and his students. This is the largest assemblage of such materials outside Uppsala, Sweden, and it includes approximately 3,000 volumes. The Institute acquired this collection in 1968 from Strandell, who was a Stockholm physician and direct descendant of Linnaeus. Apparently for some unknown reason this set was left out or perhaps it was sold before 1968. Bindings with slightly worn to head and tail. The interior is remarkably clean and overall it is a very good copy. DSB 8, p. 379; Soulsby, 100. Not in Ward and Carozzi.(Postage on this item might be more than indicated, please inquire).

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        Discurso sobre la educación popular de los artesanos y su fomento. 5 vols. (un tomo el Discurso y 4 tomos de Apéndices). Comprende de los Gremios, Oficios, de los aprendices y Oficiales, del Comercio de España en las Indias, etc.

      Madrid: Imprenta de Don Antonio de Sancha, 1775-1777. - 8vo. I: 12 hh, 475 pp. II: LII pp, 2 hh, 500 pp, 1 h. III: CCLXVI pp, 3 hh, 272 pp. IV: CCLXX pp, 2 hh, 306 pp, 1 h. V: XCII pp, 2 hh, 431 pp. Encuadernación pasta española de época. Lomos cuajado. Rozaduras y algunas faltas. Cortes jaspeados. Obra importantísima de economía. El apéndice primero comprende la reimpresión de las rarísimas obras de Don Miguel Álvarez Osorio Redín: "Extensión política y económica", "El Zelador General para el bien común de todos", "Discurso universal de las causas que ofenden la Monarquía" y el "Epítome de los Discursos" de Francisco Martínez de la Mata. Todo esto con notas y advertencias de Campomanes. El apéndice segundo contiene un discurso sobre mejorar las fábricas antiguas. La parte tercera, Legislación gremial de los artesanos y el apéndice cuarto contiene los ocho discursos de Francisco Martínez de la Mata y uno nuevo sobre el Comercio Nacional. Palau 273684, 273685, 273686, 273687, 273688.

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        The Country Twenty Five Miles round New York, Drawn by a Gentleman from that City

      London: R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 1777. An extremely rare map, a broadside that captures the dramatic events that were unfolding in the New York theatre of the Revolutionary War This exceptionally rare map is a highly important historical document of Britain&#39;s New York campaign, conducted in 1776, the first full year of the Revolutionary War. It was printed as a broadside to inform the British public about the exciting news from across the Atlantic. The survival rate of broadsides is extremely low, and this example is exceptional in that it has survived in remarkably excellent condition. This work would have been one of the most effective communication tools of the time, as it pictorially represented the geography of the theatre of events, and explained the principal aspects of the conflict in a clear and concise manner. The present example is the third of four issues of this map, and as it deals with a story in progress, each new edition was updated from the former. The finely engraved map is centered on the city of New York, located on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. A series of concentric circles, each at five mile intervals, radiate from this epicenter. The map embraces the area as far north as the Tappan Zee, as far south as the Shrewsbury River in Monmouth County, New Jersey, as far west as Parsippany, New Jersey, and as far east as Hampstead, Long Island. Outlined beautifully in original colour, the map features all major towns, country churches and battle sites, indicated with pictorial symbols, and delineates all of the important roads. In essence, the map encompasses the entire theater of the New York campaign, featuring all of the geographical information an informed reader would need to know in order to place war news in its proper context. Beneath the map is the "Chronological Table of the Most Interesting Occurences since the Commencement of Hostilities in North America," which begins with the mention of what would later be known as the Boston Tea Party on December 16th, 1773. It proceeds to recount the early events of the war itself, most notably the Battle of Bunker Hill outside of Boston (June 17th, 1775) and the British evacuation of that city after a year-long siege on March 7th, 1776. The list of events is expressed in a professional manner, referring to the British respectfully as "His Majesty&#39;s" forces and the Americans as the "Provincials." While reading through the events up into the summer of 1776 it would seem that providence was not on the British side, a point underscored by the notation on July 4th, 1776 which reads "continental congress declares the United States of America Independent". This impression is accurate, as the British had been effectively driven out of the Thirteen Colonies. If "His Majesty&#39;s" forces wished to take war to the Americans, they would have to act with great speed and force. As one follows the events from mid-July as it turned into August, one notices that such a reprise was in the works. A massive force of 88 ships and 34,000 troops congregated on and around Staten Island under the overall command of General Sir William Howe. As noted on the map itself, the British landed at Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn on August 22nd, and the note on the 27th that reads "the Provincials defeated" could not have been a greater understatement. This refers to the Battle of Long Island, the largest altercation of the entire war, in which the British decisively defeated the Americans, forcing them to abandon the island for Manhattan. The note after September 11th, which mentions the "conference" between the British command and a "Deputation" of Americans, refers to a meeting in which an American embassy under Benjamin Franklin rejected British terms for ending hostilities following the American defeat in Brooklyn. This set the stage for the successful British invasion of Manhattan. While that island was not fully secured by the British until November, 1776, it became the principal British base, remaining in their possession for the duration of the war. In addition to the fascinating chronological table, the text section provides a great deal of fascinating and historically important information. There is the "Alphabetical Table of the Principal Towns in North America and their Distance from New York," and a table listing the population statistics of the various American colonies, which notes that New York province then had an estimated 250,000 inhabitants. The right-hand column features information regarding the command structure, troop-strength, and the general disbursement of both the British and American forces, which placed information that would have frequently appeared in the newspapers in a coherent and orderly context. Hawkes, who took over the business of the esteemed cartographer Thomas Kitchin, likely intended this work to be purchased by members of the country&#39;s wealthy merchant class whose financial concerns were greatly mitigated by the conflict. This point is supported by its issue price of "One Shilling," a considerable sum at the time for a single printed sheet. This fine work is not only an attractive and scarce cartographic object, but an extremely important document relating to the history of the Revolutionary War and the development of the media and war reporting in the eighteenth-century. Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, 146/1; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies , 1096; Steven & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 43(c), in Tooley, The Mapping of America. Copper-engraved map by J. Barber, with original outline colour, on laid paper watermarked &#39;LVG&#39;.

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        Historisch-kritische Nachrichten von Italien, welche eine Beschreibung dieses Landes der Sitten, Regierungsform, Handlung, des Zustandes der Wissenschaften und insonderheit der Werke der Kunst enthalten.:

      Leipzig, C.Fritsch, 1777-1778. - 3 Bände. 8°. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 3 gestochenen Titelvignetten. Halbleder der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern und leichter Rückenvergoldung, (Rückenschilder von Bd. 1 andersfarbig als von Bd. 2 und 3, etwas berieben, Vordergelenk von Bd. 1 restauriert). Slg. Kippenberg 1642; Tresoldi 44; Engelmann 600. - Zweite, stark verbesserte und vermehrte Ausgabe des im 18. Jahrhundert maßgeblichen Italienführers, der auch von Goethe auf dessen Italienreise genutzt wurde. Dieser schrieb 1787 an Charlotte von Stein: " Ich lese jetzt des guten, trocknen Volckmanns zweyten Theil, um mir zu notiren, was ich noch nicht gesehen." (Kippenberg). - "Ein Reisender, der feine Empfindung genug hat, um durch die Schönheiten, woran die Natur in Italien so reich ist, und welche die Kunst übertreffen, gerührt zu werden, der trifft in diesem Lande eine Menge von Scenen an, welche ihm die größte Abwechslung bieten." (Einleitung Bd. 1). - Mehrfach mit privatem Besitzstempel gestempelt, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst gutes, dekoratives Exemplar. 2. viel vermehrte u. durchgehend verbesserte Aufl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historisch-kritische Nachrichten von Italien, welche eine Beschreibung dieses Landes, der Sitten, Regierungsform, Handlung, des Zustandes der Wissenschaften und insonderheit der Werke der Kunst enthalten

      Engraved frontis. in Vol. I & an engraved vignette on each of the three titles. xxxvi, 808 pp.; viii, 943 pp.; 4 p.l., 922, [55] pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. speckled half-sheep & speckled boards (minor rubbing), contrasting leather lettering pieces on spines. Leipzig: C. Fritsch, 1777-77-78. Second edition, greatly enlarged and revised (1st ed.: 1770-71), of the most popular German guidebook of the period to Italy and its art treasures. It contains not only Volkmann&#39;s own observations but also excerpts from contemporary French and English sources. Volkmann&#39;s work served as Goethe&#39;s chief guidebook during his own journey through Italy. Fine and attractive set with the library stamp on title of the counts of Einsiedel of Reibersdorf (their library was sold by auction in Leipzig in 1928). .

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        The Works of Flavius Josephus. containing etc.etc. Translated by Ebenezer Thompson and William Charles Price

      Fielding and Walker, London 1777 - 2 vols. 4to. Pp iv, 719; 644,(26, index), (2, directions to the binder), (8, subscribers names). Engraved and printed title page to vol 1. Engraved title page only to vol 2. Frontis and 51 plates and maps to vol 1. 17 plates (lacking frontis) to vol2. Extra uncalled for plate at end of vol 2. Recently rebound in sturdy half morocco without spine title labels. Water staining to the margins of the early pages and plates. Otherwise clean, tight and sound. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Round The World, In His Britannic Majesty&#146;s Sloop, Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the Years 1772, 3, 4, and 5

      London: Printed for B.White, J.Robson, P.Elmsly, and G.Robinson, 1777., 1777. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. xviii, [2], 602; 2 p.l., 607. without the errata leaf at the end of Vol. I. folding engraved map (frontis.). An attractive set in contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked, corners renewed, spines tooled in gilt (Vol. I title-leaf professionally remargined at lower edge & upper outer corner with small repair, marginal repair to GG2-3 affecting part of headline, occasional spotting). First Edition of this important account of Cook&#146;s second voyage, which preceded the publication of the official record by some six weeks. The author and his father, Johann Reinhold, served as naturalists on the expedition. While the elder Forster was originally to have written the account, he was forbidden to do so because of a dispute with the Admiralty concerning his emoluments. It is based on his journal and also draws from Cook&#146;s own although no acknowledgement is given. Humboldt said that he was indebted to this work more so than to any other for his early love of nature and tropical beauty. On his second, and historically most important voyage, Cook determined that the &#145;Terra Australis Incognita&#146;, which supposedly lay between New Zealand and South America did not exist, and accomplished the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle. He also suggested the existence of an antarctic land mass, but this was not to be proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century. Cook revisited New Zealand, and discovered, or re-explored and charted many of the islands in the Pacific, including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahita and the Society Islands, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, and New Caledonia. A vast amount of scientific and ethnographical information was gathered, and as a result of new techniques developed by Cook, not one crew member on the voyage died from scurvy, a remarkable achievement for the time and for which Cook was awarded the Copley gold medal. Beddie 1247. Cox I p. 60. Hill p. 108. Hocken pp. 16-17. Holmes 23. Kroepelien 450. O&#146;Reilly-Reitman 382. Sabin 25140. Spence 464.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner Traduits de l'Allemand.

      A Zuric chez l'Auteur 1777 - 2 volumes. Large 4to, 257 x 195 mms., pp. [xvi], 184; [3], 4 - 190, engraved title-page in each volume, separate engraved title-page in volume 1 for Contes Moraux, list of subscribers in volume 1, 10 full-page engraved plates in each volume, engraved head- and tail-pieces (39 in all) for each tale or section, early 19th century half calf, spotted boards (a little worn). A fine set, with very fresh impressions of the (often erotic) plates. This is certainly one of the most attractive editions of Gessner's works, even in a French translation. Gessner was responsible for choosing the illustrations, and the erotic overtones of many of the engravings perhaps enjoyed a more robust reception in this French translation. Copac locates a copy at the NLS in these islands, and there appear to be numerous copies in North America and Europe. Leemann-van Elck, Salomon Gessner, p. 113 and no. 539; Maler und Dichter der Idylle S. Gessner (1980), no. 88; Goedeke IV, 1, 82, 11; Rümann 329; Lanckoronska/Oehler II, 164; Cohen/de Ricci 432; Lonchamp 329. Not in Meyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronik der Truchsessen von Waldburg, von ihrem Ursprunge bis auf die Zeiten Kaisers Maximilian II. durch Anmerkungen, Zusäze, Abhandlungen, und genealogische Tabellen erläutert.

      Memmingen Johann Valentin Mayer 1777 - 22 Bl., 276 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestochener Titelvignette von Klauber, Kupfertafel und 11 ausfaltbaren genealogischen Tabellen. Fol. Halblederband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Wichtige Quelle zur Geschichte Oberschwabens und in der Biographie des Auftraggebers Truchseß Georg III. (1488-1531, der "Bauernjörg") eine zeitgenössische Quelle zu den Ereignissen des Bauernkrieges. 1785 erschien in Kempten noch ein Fortsetzungsband zur späteren Geschichte des Hauses. - Die hübsche Titelvignette mit einem Blick auf die Waldburg, im Hintergrund der Bodensee, die Kupfertafel zeigt Siegel. - Die falsch 337-376 paginierten Seiten 237-276 in unserem Exemplar alt durch Überklebung der ersten Ziffer korrigiert. - Titel mit kleinem Prägestempel. Untere Ecke mit leichtem Moderschaden, vor allem die ersten und letzten Blätter betroffen, sonst kaum fleckig, die Stammtafeln mit einigen Quetsch- und Knickfalten. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rückenschild fehlt, Deckel unten mit Bezugsfehlstellen. - Trotz des nicht einwandfreien Zustandes außergewöhnliches Exemplar: Auf dem vorderen Vorsatz der Besitzvermerk von "C(hristian) J(akob) Wagenseil. Kaufbeuren. 1792", darunter sein eigenhändiger Vermerk "Geschenk von meinem Freund, Hhw D. von Abele, Syndico zu Kempten". Johann Martin von Abele (1753-1805) war ab 1779 Syndikus in Kempten und gilt als zentrale Figur der Aufklärung in der Reichsstadt, beide kannten sich vermutlich schon zu Göttinger Studienzeiten (vgl. Kraus-Dieter II, 133) und waren Brüder der Freimaurerlogen in Kaufbeuren und Kempten. *Heyd 834. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Verf. 1777 Zürich. . 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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