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

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 The debates over the war with America are amazing historical references, serving to frame the Revolutionary War through the eyes of the British.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

      [Bookseller: Mare Booksellers]
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        Plays and Poems Written by . . . With Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Author.

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

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        Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,

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

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        Captain James Cook, F.R.S.

      William Strahan & Cadell, London 1777 - Engraved portrait, 265 x 200 mm; in fine condition. The Hodges portrait. Fine portrait of Cook after William Hodges. This oval head-and-shoulders portrait of the navigator as a young man was commissioned from the engraver Basire to be used as the frontispiece of the official account of the second voyage. There were numerous later versions, hence the familiarity of the image.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Works of Flavius Josephus

      printed for Fielding and Walker, London, 1777-1778 - The Works of Flavius Josephus. Containing, I. The Life of Josephus, as written by Himself. II. The Antiquities of the Jewish People; with a defence of those Antiquities, in Answer to Apion. III. The History of the Martyrdom of the Maccabees; and the Wars of the Jews with the Neighbouring Nations till the final Destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman Power. IV. An Account of Philo's Ambassy from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Cligula. The Whole newly Translated from the Original Greek, by Ebenezer Thompson, D.D. and William Charles Price, LL.D. Vol. 1 with engraved title-page, engraved frontispiece, 42 plates (one folding) and nine folding maps; vol.2 with engraved title-page, engraved frontispiece and 17 plates. Two volumes. 4to. [271 x 201 x 115 mm]. 719pp; 644, [26] pp. Bound in contemporary tree calf, the spines divided into six panels by raised bands flanked with a gilt fillet, lettered in the second panel on a red goatskin label and numbered in the third on a green label with additional gilt tooling, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, plain endleaves, light yellow edges. (Joints worn and partly cracked but firm, headcaps chipped, rubbed). A very good clean copy. The bindings show signs of wear but are structurally sound and still handsome (with especially attractive labels). This is the first Thompson-Price edition (the red labels are lettered "Thompson's Josephus") and was followed by a single volume edition in 1795. The ESTC entry notes that it was issued in parts, and copies are found with a subscriber's list in vol.1. No subscriber's list was ever present in this copy. Bookplate of George Norris (1766-1832) of Wood Norton Hall, Norfolk.

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        HISTOIRE POLITIQUE des GRANDES QUERELLES entre L'Empereur CHARLES V et FRANÇOIS I, Roi de France. par M. de G.

      París 1777 - 2 vols. 8º. 1h, port, 358p, 2 láms. grabs. = 1h, port, 417p, 1h, 3 láms. grab. Plena piel algo det, dorados y tejuelo en lomo, rueda dorada en planos y cantos, cortes pintados. - Primera edición. 1777

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        Fabeln von Hagedorn, Gleim und Lichtwer.,

      Winterthur, Heinrich Steiner und Compagnie 1777. - NDB 22, S. 649 ". Die Schalkhaftigkeit in Schellenberg`s Natur, das Sarkastische in seinem Wesen eignete sich vortrefflich zur Illustration von Fabeln."; Fabula docet 131 ". Zwanzig meisterhafte Tafeln"; Bodemann Fabelbuch 165,1; Lanckoronska-Oehler II,175 (sehr lobend); Rümann, 18. Jh. 385. - Erste Ausgabe, selten. Daniel Chodowiecki gewidmet u. mit einem in Schreibschrift wiedergegebenen Widmungsbrief an diesen. Die Fabeln behandeln die öfter dazu herangezogenen Tiere: Fuchs, Löwe, Wolf, Frosch, Delphin und Affe; oft auch Tiere mit Menschen: Die Räuber und der Esel, Der Bär und der Liebhaber seines Gartens etc. 8° (18,8 x 13,5 cm). Mit gest. Front./Tit.u. 20 Kupfertafeln von J.R. Schellenberg. 6 nn. Bll., 80 S., zeitgenössischer roter Lederband mit reicher Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung, Voll-Goldschnitt; Schließbänder fehlen, tlw. bestoßen. Widmungsbl. mit dez. Sammlerstemp.; breitrandig, schwache Fingerspuren. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Genera Insectorum eorumque characteres naturales secundum numerum, figuram, situm et proportionem ...

      Chilonii, F. Bartschii, (1777). 8vo (178 x 110mm). pp. (16), 310. Contemporary calf, spine with red gilt lettered label and ornaments. Fabricius was one of the most famous pupils of Linnaeus and greatly increased the knowledge of entomology. "His enormous importance lies in his descriptions, his grouping into genera, and his systematizing based on the mouthparts of which he says in a Danish paper (1790) that it is reasonable that they mark the most natural genera, since they must be built up according to the nourishment of every insect and their biology is dependent on their nourishment" (Smith, History of Entomology p. 111).//Provenance: Name of Carl von Heyden on title.//Horn-Schenkling I, 6196; Evenhuis p. 246.

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        Rationale of Circulating Numbers,

      First Edition of Clarke's Treaties on Decimal ArithmeticCLARKE, Henry. The Rationale of Circulating Numbers. With the Investigations of All the Rules and Peculiar Processes used in that Part of Decimal Arithmetic. To Which are added, Several Curious Mathematical Questions; With Some useful Remarks on Adfected Equations, and the Doctrine of Fluxions. Adapted to the Use of Schools. London: Printed for the Author; and sold by Mr. Murray, 1777.First edition. Octavo (8 3/16 x 5 inches; 209 x 127 mm). xvi, [2, table of contents], [15]-146, [4, blank], 147-148, [4, blank], 149-215, [3, publisher's ads], [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. With seven folding engraved plates. We could find no copies of this at auction in the past fifty years. According to ESTC " The contents leaf after p.xiv is possibly an insert" thus explaining the lack of pagination.Contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine. Remnants of a red spine label. Outer hinges repaired. Some rubbing and scuffing to boards. With about eight pages of a previous owners extensive hand-written notes in old ink. Some of these pages are blanks. Previous owner's name on verso of errata in old ink. Old ink notes on back paste-down. A bit of foxing and dampstaining throughout. Overall a very good copy of this scarce item."The principle Design then of this Treastise is, to retrench all those Superfluities (as I may call them) which Cunn and others have loaded the Theory of Circulating Decimals with; and to shew, that the while Business depends upon, or may be deduced from, this one single Operation, that finding a finite Vulgar Fraction equivalent to an infinite Repeating Decimal. This being once understood, the Rationale of all the Rules will be obvious; and a Pupil will then go on, not only with Pleasure, but with Speed..." (from the Preface).ESTC 006370864HBS 66692.$1,750

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        British Zoology. Vol. IV. Crustacea, Mollusca, Testacea.

      London, B. White, 1777. 4to. pp. (4), vii, (10), 136, with 93 engraved plates and an engraved title vignette. Contemporary green morocco, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt border. First 4to edition of a work which consists of 4 volumes. This volume is dedicated to the Dutchess Dowager of Portland. The plates 36 to 92 show shells depicting 163 figures of shells. "Pennant was a representative of the gentleman-naturalists who flourished in the late eighteenth century and who sought to comprehend all of nature" (DSB).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Historisch-geographische Beschreibung von Corsica in älteren Zeiten. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt

      Gera, Rothe 1777.. Mit Titel- und Kopfvignette in Holzschnitt. 1 Bl., IV, 225 S., 1 Errata-Blatt. Pappband d. Zt. ADB II, 376. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Gelenke etwas bestoßen, Rücken lichtrandig. Titel verso gestempelt.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Metallurgische Reisen zur Untersuchung und Beobachtung der vornehmsten Eisen=, Stahl=, Blech= und Steinkohlen=werke in Deutschland, Schweden, Norwegen, England, und Schottland, vom Jahr 1757 bis 1769.

      Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von D.C.A. Gerhard. Berlin, C.F. Himburg, 1777-1785. 4 volumes. 8vo. pp. (32), 384; (2), 385-812; (14), 484; (2), 485-1040, with 31 folded engraved plates and 2 folded tables. Contemporary speckled boards, spines with red gilt lettered label. Ferchl 258. First German edition of this comprehensive and well-illustrated work on theoretical and practical metallurgy; the original French edition was published in Paris (1774-1781). The above work was published by the author's brother, who had accompanied him on his journeys through Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Germany. In 1768, a year before his death, Jars was elected member of the 'Académie des Sciences de Paris'. "Jars, probably the first professional French metallurgist, was an important element in the french government's endeavors to bring about the modernization of industrial practices..." (DSB). With the bookplates of R.C. and J.H. Sticht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Reise nach dem Nordpol. Auf Befehl Ihro Königl. Großbrittannischen Majestät. Unternommen im Jahr 1773. Von C. J. Phips, aus dem Englischen, Mit Zusätzen und Anmerkungen von Herrn Landvogt Engel. Mit Kufern.

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

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Vollständiges Natursystem des Mineralreichs nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe in einer freyen und vermehrten Uebersetzung.

      Nürnberg, G.N. Raspe, 1777-1779. 8vo (195 x 120mm). 4 volumes. pp. (4), 652, with 5 engraved folded plates; pp. (16), 496, (8), with 9 folded plates; pp. (16), 486 with 13 folded plates; pp. lxiv, 528, (10), with 30 folded plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines with red and black gilt lettered label (slightly rubbed). "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" (Hoover Collection 542). A good copy of this rare mineralogical work with beautifully engraved plates.//Soulsby 100.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Recueil des Arrêtés de M. le Premier Président Lamoignon.

      Chez Joseph Merlin 1777 - Nouvelle édition, revue & corrigée, 1 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tranches marbrées, Chez Joseph Merlin, Paris, 1777, frontispice xii-320 pp. Etat très satisfaisant (épidermures et petits mq. de cuir en dos, très bel état intérieur). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Thoughts in Prison: in five parts. Viz. the imprisonment. The retrospect. Publick punishment. The trial. Futurity

      , London: Published by Edward and Charles Dilly, , 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)

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        Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. A New Edition.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell.and A. Donaldson and W. Creech at Edinburgh 1777 - 2 volumes. 8vo, pp. [iv], 571 [572 blank]; [viii], 527 [528 adverts], contemporary calf, spines gilt in compartments, red and olive morocco labels; upper joints of volume 2 cracked, some large chips to spine of volume 2, which is noticeably darker than the spine of volume 12, tops and base of spines chipped, but a good set, with the armorial bookplate of the Earl of Kinnoul on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume. This was the first edition of Hume's Essays and Treatises to be published after his death in 1776 and contains his last additions, amendments, and revisions. The essay "Of the Origin of Government" appears here for the first time. Other copies that I have had did not have the adverts on p. [528] in volume 2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Einleitung in die Bücherkunde. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. 2. verb. Auflage. Wien, J.Th. Trattner 1795/96. 4°. 8 Bll., 293 S.; 4 Bll., 498 S., mit 1 Kupfertafel u. 1 gef. Tabelle, mod. Hldr. mit Rsch.

      . . Petzholdt 98 - Giese 2190 u. 2201 - vgl. Rabenlechner I, 8 (E.A. v. 1777/78).- Denis (1729 - 1800) war Kustos der Wiener Hofbibliothek. "Zu den angesehensten Persönlichkeiten des geistigen Wien in den letzten Jahrzehnten des 18. Jahrhunderts zählt Michael Denis" (Rabenlechner).- Enthält einen historisch bibliographischen Teil und eine beschreibende Literaturübersicht zu einzelnen Fachgebieten z.B.: Theologie, Heilkunde, Mathematik, Geschichte, etc.- Gutes Exemplar, dekorativ gebunden.

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        PLAN DES DEUX METAIRIES DE LA HAUTE MORAIS (MOISDON-LA-RIVIERE) - Famille Barbier et Moison - 1777

      1777 - Vieux papiers un plan cadastral aquarellé en lavis de couleur et manuscrit à l'encre brune,sur papier ligné filigrané, format 43 centimètres de haut par 54 centimètres de large, plan à l'échelle en Pieds et Cordes, avec les noms de chaque propriétaires et certifié par la signature manuscrite du Maire de l'Epoque MR GARNIER, fait à Gravotel le 30 Avril 1777, en trés bon état (good condition).

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        Nuovo Giornale d'Italia. Spettante alla scienza naturale, e principalmente all'agricoltura, alle arti ed al commercio. In seguito alli dodici tomi, che formano la prima collezione col titolo di Giornale d'Italia.

      Milocco., Venezia. 1777 - 6 voll., in 8°, p. perg., ogni vol. è composto da pp. 423. L'opera è inoltre arricchita da 12 inc. (1 a doppia pag.) fuori testo e 2 inc., più piccole, nel testo. Front. fig. da pregevole inc.

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        The Works in Verse and Prose, of William Shenstone, Esq. The Fifth Edition [volumes 1 and 2]. A New Edition [volume 3].

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley. 1777 - 3 volumes. Small 8vo, 180 x 125 mms., pp. 332 [333 - 334 Contents]; vii [viii blank], 345 [346 blank], viii, 360, engraved frontispiece and engraved title-page in volumes 1 and 2, engraved tail-piece in volume 1, folding engraved plan of The Leasowes at page 287 in volume 2, attractively bound in contemporary lightly mottled calf, gilt border roll on covers, spine ornately gilt to a bird and cup balanced on urn motif, represent in three separate panels on each spine, red and olive morocco labels; bookplate crudely removed from front paste-down end-paper of each volume, front joint volume 1 slightly cracked, top of spine volume 1 very slightly chipped, upper rear joint volume 2 very slightly chipped, but generally a fine and attractive set, with ornaments that resemble those used by Scott of Edinburgh, with the contemporary autograph of F or T Pope on the top margin of each title-page. Shenstone (1714 - 1763) is little read, or likely to be read, these days, but Samuel Johnson had some praise for some of his poems, concluding his remarks in The Lives of the Poets, by saying, "The general recommendation of Shenstone is easiness and simplicity; his general defect is want of comprehension and variety. Had his mind been better stored with knowledge, whether he could have been great, I know not; he could certainly have been agreeable." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mineralogie. Afhandlende Egenskaber og Brug af Jord- og Steenarter, Salter, mineralske brænlige Legemer og Metaller.

      Kiøbenhavn 1777. XXIV + 320 + (1) s. Samt. skinnbd. med gult skinn tittelfelt. Fem opph. bind. Strekdekor i gull på ryggen.. *Et rent og fint eks

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        Contains some of the Parts at large of the Finishing and Furniture of the Earl of Derby's House

      London, 1777. Copper engraving with lovely early colour. Engraved by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition. An elegant engraving depicting a collection of ornate furniture in the Earl of Derby's 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.

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        Chart of Discoveries made in the South Pacific Ocean In His Majesty's Resolution Under the Command of Captain Cook. 1774.

      Wm. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1777 - Engraved nautical chart. Plate No. III from Cook's A voyage towards the South Pole and round the World, Vol. II. Published by Order of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Engraveed by W. Palmer. Sheet size: 17 x 20 1/2". Inventory#: p713pmat.

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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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