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        Plan, Elevation, and Profile of an Organ in the Music Room

      London, 1777. Copper engraving. Engraved by Dom. Gunego. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving of a large organ in the music room at Sir Watkin Williams Wynn's celebrated house in St. James' Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        The Pleasures of Solitude

      London: F. Vivares in great Newport Street, 1777. Colour-printed mixed method engraving. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Small tear in lower left corner, and another small tear on bottom margin. Image size: 10 9/16 x 8 1/4 inches. A lovely impression of this famous print by Louis-Marin Bonnet, one of the most celebrated masters of French colour-printing. The son of a Parisian stocking manufacturer, Louis-Marin Bonnet (1736-1793) trained with the engravers Louis-Claude LeGrand and Jean-Charles François, the latter the inventor of the chalk-manner technique of printmaking. Throughout his career Bonnet developed Francois's printing technique producing some of the most beautiful prints of the period. Bonnet's chalk-manner prints became immensely popular with collectors seeking images that imitated the subtle effects of drawing, but he also experimented with various forms of colour printing as seen in this charming print of a young lady playing the guitar. During the late 1770s and 1780s, Bonnet's success as a color printmaker was unrivaled and hence he counted among his patrons the wealthiest Parisian collectors of the time. This spectacular print exemplifies the single plate colour printing technique developed in England, but quickly adopted by French engravers. The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours by using a rag stump, this process is known as a la poupée. These English colour prints became very popular in Paris and threatened to affect the market for French prints. In an effort to capitalize on this vogue for English prints, a few clever French engravers printed their own colour prints with London addresses. This charming image is just such a print; Bonnet published it with F. Vivares's address in London, although it was probably published in Paris. He also uses a different variation on his name and lists himself as L. Marin instead of Louis-Marin Bonnet. This is not only an exquisite image, from one of the most renowned French engravers, but a fascinating glimpse at the practices of the print market in France. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes No. 386.

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        Costruzione di un pubblico Cimitero.

      1777 - Modena, 8 Ottobre 1777. In folio; copertina muta originale; pp. VI. Nuove ordinanze dal primo Gennaio 1778: Nessuna persona possa essere seppellita a Modena, tutti i sepolcri nelle Chiese di questa Capitale siano interrati. Che il Cimitero di San Cataldo, quale ora si trova, debba principalmente servire per il Popolo, permettendo ai Nobili la libertà di farsi altrove trasportare, purchè fuori di città. Le dodici Arche sepolcrali, che in brieve saranno perfezionate entro la Cappella del Cimitero, verranno conservate per le seguenti classi di persone: Ecclesiastici, Nobili, Ministri, Generali. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Direzioni a' Giovani Studenti nel Disegno dell'Architettura Civile, nell'Accademia Clementina dell'Instituto delle Scienze unite da Ferdinando Galli Bibiena divise in cinque parti

      Bologna: Nella Stamperia di Lelio Della Volpe, 1777. ril mezza pelle con incisioni in oro al dorso. Molto buono (Very Good)/Pagine con lievi e sporadiche fioriture, piccole abrasioni alla carta dei piatti e alle copertine. Esemplare molto ben conservato (Some light yellowing). 16mo. Quarta edizione (4th Edition)

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        THE CANADIAN FREEHOLDER: IN [THREE] DIALOGUES.

      London. -1779. 1777 - Three volumes. 483; xxii,404; xlii,[399]-810pp. Half titles. Original plain boards, uniformly rebacked in period-style plain paper. Covers detached from first volume. Else near fine, internally crisp and untrimmed. Maseres was the attorney general of Canada from 1766 to 1769 and a staunch proponent of the rights of Canadians as British subjects, and particularly the religious liberty of the French Canadians, even though he was himself a devout Protestant. He was convinced that the harshness of the Quebec Act was a disaster for the Canadian merchants whom he represented in London, and for England's chances of holding its American empire together. This long argument, published over three years and in the form of a dialogue between a British gentleman and a Catholic Canadian freeholder, covers most of the pressing political concerns of the American colonies. It is interesting both from a Canadian perspective and as part of the larger argument over the more southern colonies. Maseres was one of the firmest Whig friends of the American colonies at the time of the Revolution. This is his longest and most elaborate political work, and the volumes are rarely found together. The present set includes the second state of the first volume titlepage, stating "in two dialogues," with the third volume stating "in three dialogues." LANDE 615. TPL 521. GAGNON I:658. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 76-93, 79-71, 79-72. SABIN 45412.

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        Systema Vegetabilium Florae Peruvianae et Chilensis, Characteres Prodromi Genericos Differentiales, Specierum Omnium Differentias, Durationem, Loca Natalia, Tempus Florendi, Nomina Vernacula, Vires et Usus Nonnullis Illustrationibus Interspersis Complecte

      vi+455+[errata] with index. Octavo (8" x 6") bound in half leather with black and red labels to spine stamped in gilt. Although listed as "Tome Primus", one volume is all that was published. (Palau 281372; Sabin 74006) 1st edition.Hipólito Ruiz, was a Spanish botanist known for researching the floras of Peru and Chile during an expedition under Carlos III from 1777 to 1788. During the reign of Carlos III, three major botanical expeditions were sent to the New World; Ruiz and José Antonio Pavón Jiménez were the botanists for the first of these expeditions, to Peru and Chile. After studying Latin with an uncle who was a priest, at the age of 14 Ruiz López went to Madrid to study logic, physics, chemistry and pharmacology. He also studied botany at the Migas Calientes Botanical Gardens (now the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid), under the supervision of Casimiro Gómez Ortega (1741-1818) and Antonio Palau Verdera (1734-1793). Ruiz had not yet completed his pharmacology studies when he was named the head botanist of the expedition. The French physician Joseph Dombey was named as his assistant, and the pharmacologist José Antonio Pavón y Jimenez was also appointed. Completing the expedition were the botanical illustrators Joseph Bonete and Isidro Gálvez. The expedition sailed from Cádiz in 1777, arriving at Lima in April 1778. They explored throughout Peru and Chile for ten years (1778-1788), collecting specimens. The expedition collected 3,000 specimens of plants and made 2,500 life-sized botanical illustrations. When they returned to Spain they brought back a great many living plants. One of the medical remedies brought back by this expedition was the boiled spouts of the quisoar plant, Buddleja incana, which was used to cure colds or, mixed with urine, to alleviate toothache. The collections arrived in Cádiz in good order (for the most part) in 1788, and were deposited in the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid and in the Gabinete de Historia Natural, the precursor of the Museum of Natural History. The discoveries included about 150 new genera and 500 new species, which still retain the names given them by Ruiz and Pavón. Unfortunately, a part of the collection consisting of 53 crates with 800 illustrations, dried plants, seeds, resins and minerals was lost when the ship transporting it was wrecked on the coast of Portugal. Back in Spain, Ruiz finished his pharmacological studies, graduating in 1790. He was named a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine in 1794, and he published various works in that body's Memoires. He and Pavón published Flora Peruviana et Chilensis in ten volumes, richly illustrated with engravings of the specimens. The first four volumes were published between 1798 and 1802. The last six volumes were published after the death of Ruiz. Before his death, Ruiz also published Quinología o tratado del árbol de la quina (Madrid, 1792). This work was soon translated into Italian (1792), German (1794) and English (1800). The journals Ruiz produced for his exploration of South America during these years are remarkable for their breadth of ethnobotanical and natural history knowledge. Of particular interest to the Spanish Crown at the time was pharmacological knowledge of New World plants such as Chinchona, the source of the anti-malarial, quinine. In addition to detailed descriptions and paintings of the flora and fauna of Peru and Chile, Ruiz observed the geology and weather of the area, and included cultural information about the life of the Indians and the colonists of the area.Condition:Rebound in period binding with old book sellers catalog label to front paste down, some slight foxing, worm hole not affecting text a very good copy of a scarce item.

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        The Pleasures of Solitude

      F. Vivares in great Newport Street, London 1777 - Colour-printed mixed method engraving. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Small tear in lower left corner, and another small tear on bottom margin. Image size: 10 9/16 x 8 1/4 inches. A lovely impression of this famous print by Louis-Marin Bonnet, one of the most celebrated masters of French colour-printing. The son of a Parisian stocking manufacturer, Louis-Marin Bonnet (1736-1793) trained with the engravers Louis-Claude LeGrand and Jean-Charles François, the latter the inventor of the chalk-manner technique of printmaking. Throughout his career Bonnet developed Francois's printing technique producing some of the most beautiful prints of the period. Bonnet's chalk-manner prints became immensely popular with collectors seeking images that imitated the subtle effects of drawing, but he also experimented with various forms of colour printing as seen in this charming print of a young lady playing the guitar. During the late 1770s and 1780s, Bonnet's success as a color printmaker was unrivaled and hence he counted among his patrons the wealthiest Parisian collectors of the time. This spectacular print exemplifies the single plate colour printing technique developed in England, but quickly adopted by French engravers. The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours by using a rag stump, this process is known as a la poupée. These English colour prints became very popular in Paris and threatened to affect the market for French prints. In an effort to capitalize on this vogue for English prints, a few clever French engravers printed their own colour prints with London addresses. This charming image is just such a print; Bonnet published it with F. Vivares's address in London, although it was probably published in Paris. He also uses a different variation on his name and lists himself as L. Marin instead of Louis-Marin Bonnet. This is not only an exquisite image, from one of the most renowned French engravers, but a fascinating glimpse at the practices of the print market in France. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes No. 386.

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        Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques, 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.

      Paris: chez Esprit, 1777 - Octavo (198 × 122 mm). Contemporary speckled half sheep, smooth spine gilt, red morocco label, blue mottled paper sides, red and blue sprinkled edges. A little rubbing, an excellent copy. 5 folding engraved plates. 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. Not in Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica.

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        UFFIZIO DELLA B. V. MARIA SECONDO LA VOLGATA EDIZIONE, GLOSSA LATINA E PARAFRASI ITALIANA E DISSERT. LITURG. DI SAVERIO MATTEI.

      PAZZINI-CARLI, SIENA 1777 - [FIGURATO-SIENA-LEGATURA] (cm. 19) bella piena pelle marmorizzata originale, filetti, fregi e tass. in oro al dorso. Bordura ai piatti con 4 fiori agli angoli sempre in oro. Tagli rossi, segnalibro in seta.-- pp. XLVIII, 345. antiporta figurata, frontis inciso + 8 bellissime tavv. f.t. in rame. (Segue): MATTEI SAVERIO. UFFIZIO DEI DEFONTI SECONDO LA VOLGATA.DISSERT. SUL PURGATORIO. Siena, Pazzini-Carli 1781.-- pp. LXVIII, 243. Frontis in rame con raffigurazione della morte + 2 tavv. f.t., una firmata Agostino Costa che fu l' autore delle tavv. anatomiche del Mascagni. Il Mattei (1742-95) fu anche avvocato ed orientalista. Sul presente lavoro tenta di datare il libro di Giobbe dall' astronomia e dai fatti storici. Per biogr. dell' autore vedi: DE TIPALDO E. W, 352. Opera rarissima a trovarsi completa delle 2 parti. Esemplare assai bello e marginoso. Nella sua legat. originale in ottima conservazione. OLSCHKI CAT. TEOLOGY n° 698; CHOIX 3145 e SPADUCCI. Tutti citano, per questa seconda parte 1 sola tavola.[f41] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaire sur les coutumes du Maine et d'Anjou ou extrait raisonné des autorités, édits & déclarations, arrêts & règlemens qui ont rapport à ces deux coutumes

      Malassis Le Jeune 0 - Quatre volumes in-12°, relié, plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs peu saillants, pièces de titre et de tomaison, caissons ornés, tranches rouges, tome I : XVJ pp. + 448 pp. + 40 pp. "coutumes générales du Pays et Duché d'Anjou" + 15 pp. (1777), tome II : 546 pp. + 41-63 pp. "coutumes générales du Pays et Duché d'Anjou" + 15 pp. (1778), tome III : 511 pp. + 16 pp. + 65-91 pp. "coutumes générales du Pays et Duché d'Anjou" (1778), tome IV : 508 pp. + 12 pp. + 93-119 pp. "coutumes générales du Pays et Duché d'Anjou" (1779) ; reliures légèrement frottées par endroit, quelques épidermures, manque la coiffe supérieure des tomes II et IV, manque la coiffe inférieure du tome I, très petits trous de vers, intérieur frais avec de très rares rousseurs, par ailleurs bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Canterbury Simmons and Kirkby 1777. 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 Second Edition Later Japanese vellum with red Morocco gilt tilte label 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 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.

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        A DIRECTORY FOR MIDWIVES: or, a guide for women, in their conception, bearing, and suckling their children. [bound with] THE ENGLISH PHYSICIAN. or, a treatise of practical physic, on the diseases of women. Together 2 volumes in 1.

      London: printed for D. Johnston C. Ware R. Gray and G. Hay 1777 - 12mo, [2],134p. large folding plate, torn; [2],201p. some ink underscoring and annotation throughout, one gathering loose but holding. Contemporary half, calf, block-printed paste paper side, though the corner tips and paper sides very worn. A rare, though late, edition; ESTC records only 6 copies of the first part and 7 of the second and notes that these two works were 'possibly issued.[together].' An assumption that is supported by this copy. Please note that the advised postage is based on an average book, if necessary the postage will be reduced to the correct amount and you will be notified by email.

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        MISSALE PARISIENSE illustrissimi et reverendissimi in christo patris D. D. Caroli-Gaspar-Guillelmi de VINTIMILLE, e comitibus Massiliae du Luc, parisiensis archiepiscopi, ducis sancti Clodoaldi, Paris Franciae, regii ordinis sancti spiritus commendatoris, & auctoritate ac venerabilis ejusdem ecclesiae capituli consensu editum [Missel (Paris). 1777]

      1777 - un volume, reliure plein maroquin rouge in-folio ( binding full morocco in-folio) (26 x 39,5 cm), RELIURE D'EPOQUE, dos à nerfs (spine with raised band), décoration or (gilt decoration) à filets, roulettes, entrelacs et rinceaux or (gilt lines and fillets), entre nerfs à compartiments à fleurons dans un encadrement à filets et roulettes " chainette" or, titre frappé or (gilt title), plats décorés d'un triple filet et roulettes "or" en encadrement (cover with triple gilt lines) avec un fleuron or à chaque angles, dos et plats légèrement épidermés, roulette or sur les coupes (gilt fillet on the cuts) et et dentelle sur les chasses (lace-like decoration on the turn-ins), toutes tranches lisses dorées (all edges gilt), pages de garde en papier peigné bleu (endpapers with white painting paper), etiquette Ex-Libris : "SEMINARIUM MOLINENSE" (Séminaire de Moulins), sans illustrations (no illustration) excepté une vignette gravée sur bois en noir "aux armes de l'Archevèque Charles-Gaspar-Guillaume de Vintimille" en bas de la page de titre (title page decorated with a vignette of title) et orné de bandeaux et de culs-de-lampe (illuminated of headpieces and tailpieces), (684 + CLIV) Pages, 1777 Parisiis : sumptibus bibliopolarum usuum parisiensium Editeur, SUPERBE RELIURE.en parfait état (very good condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DESCRIPTION OF LEICESTERSHIRE

      W. Whittingham 1777 - 1777. Very good condition with no wrapper. The Description of Leicestershire Containing Matters of Antiquity, History, Armoury and Genealogy by the Late William Burton Esq. The Second Edition Enlarged and Corrected. Large format. 15 x 9 inches. Brown leather spine and corners. Gilt decorations and title to spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Large paper edition. This copy contains a significant number of additional plates. Pagination: iv + 2 page list of subscribers + 298 pages + 4 page list of Sheriffs + 2 page index. Large folding map + two numbered plates. In addition there are 20 plates of views and heraldic shields. Tipped-in manuscript letter dated 1810 on front endpaper. 1 1/2 pages additional information on Scalford tipped-in to first blank page. Spine edges rubbed. Corners bumped and worn. Contents very clean and bright. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte des Possessions Angloises dans l'Amerique Septentrionale Pour Servir d'Intelligence a la Guerre presente

      chez Mondhare, Paris 1777 - Copper engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Inset of Florida and the West Indies. First edition of Imbert's rare map of the theatre of war in North America and the basis for one of the most important French mappings of the new United States. This map was issued in Paris to meet the demand for maps of America at the outbreak of the Revolution. The map depicts the English colonies extending to the Alleghenies, showing a vast Louisiana as far west as the far side of the Mississippi. "Covers the area east of the Mississippi River from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Shows states, towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, routes of navigation along the southern coast and relief" (Sellers and Van Ee). A large inset shows Florida south of St. Augustine, as well as the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. A hachured border line shows the British colonies extending only to the Appalachians. Cartographically, Imbert's map follows the mappings by other French cartographers of the 18th century, including De L'Isle, d'Anville and Brion de la Tour. Imbert's map would be reissued by Jean-Baptiste Eliot in 1783, that edition being one of the first maps issued following the provisional Treaty of Peace. Eliot's map, which is printed from the same plate as the present map by Imbert, shows the new boundaries of the United States according to that treaty depicted via x's. The Eliot map is otherwise the same as the present map by Imbert, with the notable exception of wording changes to the cartouche; i.e. changing "des Possessions Angloises" to "des Etas Unis" and Eliot removing Imbert's name and substituting his own. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 777.9; Seller and Van Ee 153; Lowery 590. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TRAITE DE LA CONSTRUCTION DES THEATRES ET DE MACHINES THEATRALES

      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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        Compendium Hungariae geographicum Compendivm Hvngariae Geographicvm : ad exemplar Notitiae Hvngariae Novae Historico-Geographicae, Matthiae Bel, in partes IV. vtpote, Hvngariam, Cis-Danvbianam, Trans-Danvbianam, Cis-Tibiscanam, Trans-Tibiscanam, et Comitatvs, divisvm. - Ed. 3. avctior et correctior BEIGEBUNDEN Compendiolum regnorum Slavoniae, Croatiae, Galliciae, et Lodomeriae, Magnique Principatus Transilvaniae geograpicum] Compendiolvm Regnorvm Slavoniae, Croatiae, Galliciae, Et Lodomeriae, Magniqve Principatvs Transilvaniae Geograpicvm : svpplementis et notis brevibvs illvstratvm

      Landerer, Posonii ; Cassoviae [Pressburg, Kaschau [Bratislava, Kosice]] 1777 - goldgeprägter Halblederband der Zeit, kl.-8°, [8] Bl., 312 S., [24] Bl. und [4] Bl., 170 S., [14] Bl.; mit Frontispiz, Zustand: gut Holzmann-Bohatta I Nr.: 9876, Matthias Bel (1684-1749) Wurzbach I, 235 la 510 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ceiling, in the Etruscan Taste, Executed in the Countess of Derby's Dressing Room

      London 1777 - An elegant engraving depicting the beautiful ceiling designs in the countess of Derby's dressing room in her celebrated house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Copper engraving with lovely early colour. Engraved by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition.

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        Welcombe Hills, near Stratford upon Avon, a Poem, historical and descriptive ?

      London Printed for the Author, and sold by S. Hooper ? G. Kearsley ? S. Leacroft ? J. Robson and Co. ? and J. Keating, Stratford upon Avon. 1777 - Scarce first (and only) edition, dedicated to 'the accomplished Mrs. Lloyd, Relict of the late Worthy John Lloyd, Esq; of Snitterfield, near Stratford'. Aubin describes it as 'very strong in antiquities and has as chief attraction a pathetic tale of early English times' (p. 94).This is the only work by Jordan, self-appointed Shakespeare sage of the late eighteenth century, to be published in his lifetime. A wheelwright by trade, and keen amateur actor, Jordan was a popular tour guide in Stratford. As a man full of Shakespeare lore (he promoted, for example, the story of Shakespeare's mulberry tree), he cannot resist including the Bard here: 'Hence eastward, Warwick tow'rs attract the sight; / And westward, Stratford domes no less delight, / Chiefly that ancient solemn pile, whose stones / Have long enclos'd the much-lov'd Shakespear's bones' (pp. 33-4), with a footnote on the 'not inelegant monument' in the Church, 'with his bust to the waste [sic], and his face painted to imitate flesh-colour, according to the absurd taste of those times.' 4to (260 × 210 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 48; with a large engraved title vignette ('The West View of Welcombe Hills') and a subscribers' list on pp. [39]-48; title and final page darkened and marked, small hole to title, some neat restoration to the blank verso, final leaf sometime reinforced in the fore-margin, old dampstain in the gutter towards the end; modern quarter calf. [Aubin, p. 302; not in Jackson.]

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        Mémoires pour servir à l' art et l' histoire de la Guerre de 1756 jusqu' à 1763 Première partie.

      Barthel,, Freyberg en Saxe, 1777 - In 4° antico, mm 254 x 205, pagg. (1b), (4), 110, (5), (1b), (1), 102, (1b) con 20 bellissime tavole (alcune a colori) ripiegate e incise su rame raffiguranti schemi di battaglia; leg. mezza pelle moderna, titoli oro e nervi al dorso. L'Autore (1731-1787) fu scrittore e militare tedesco e prese parte personalmente alla Guerra dei sette anni. Di questa prima traduzione francese fu stampata solo la Premiere partie, mentre l'opera originale tedesca consta di 6 volumi (stampati dal 1776 al 1786). Legato con un'altra opera, scritta da David Ernst Godow: "Des relations & Plans des batailles & combats de la guerre de 1756 à 1763, en Allemagne", Dresde, aux dépends de l'éditeur, 1778. Premiere partie, qui contient toutes les actions arrivées pendant les deux Campagnes, 1756 & 1757. Favoir, celle de Lowositz, Reichenberg, Praag, Kolin, Hastenbeck, Gros , Moys, Rosbach, Breslau, Leuthen. Pagine con bruniture e macchia a una tavola ma nel complesso buon esemplare. Non comune, in particolare questa seconda opera, non citata dalle bibliografie consultate. Nessuna notizia neanche sull'Autore, che probabilmente prese parte in prima persona alla guerra, come il Tielcke. Queste due opere furono giustamente legate insieme, per l'analogia dell'argomento trattato e per il fatto che solo la prima parte di entrambe fu tradotta in francese. (Enciclopedia militare, VI, p. 1208; Beauvais, Dictionnaire historique, p. 3044; The National Union Catalogue, vol. 594, p. 40; The British Library General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1975, vol. 326, p. 100). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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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