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        A Red-whiskered bulbul, Pycnontus Jocosus

      India UNIQUE INDIAN WATERCOLOR FROM THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT IMPEY COLLECTION Pencil, pen and ink and watercolor with gum arabic, heightened with bodycolor Paper size: 18 1/8" x 26 1/2" Frame size: 28 1/2" x 37" Inscribed: Fine Ear/ In the Collection of Lady Impey in Calcutta/ Painted by [Shaikh Zayn-al-Din] Native of Patna 1777 (lower left) and further inscribed in Urdu and Persian (lower left) and numbered 20 (upper left) Provenance: Sir Elijah and Lady Impey During the years that Sir Elijah Impey (1732-1809) and his wife Mary spent in India, they commissioned a unique and highly important collection of original Indian artwork. In 1774, Sir Elijah was appointed the first Chief Justice in Bengal, as a result of the new Regulating Act which required the establishment of law courts in Calcutta. While he set about collecting Indian and Persian manuscripts and miniatures, his wife Mary, bound to the home by family duties and frequent childbirth, established a menagerie in the grounds of their Calcutta house. Recognizing a profound level of talent in several Indian artists, she employed at least three to paint the striking, exotic flora and fauna in her garden. Foremost among these artists were Shaikh Zayn-al-Din (fl. 1777-1782) and Ram Das (fl. 1777-1782). Both artists were trained in the Mughal tradition of the Persian court painters, and their work demonstrates outstanding talent for capturing detail and color. . Book.

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        Depart pour le sabat / Arrivéè au Sabat.

      Paris, Chez Aliamet, 1777 circa. Coppia di incisioni in rame all'acquaforte, b / n, cm 28 x 38,4 (alla lastra); 37,5 x 27,5 (alla lastra). Da dipinti di David Teniers e con l'incisione di Jacques Aliamet, due inconsuete e curiose stampe sulla pratica sabbatica compiuta alla maniera contadinesca e popolare. "Le Depart" presenta uno strappo al margine bianco inferiore; "l'Arrivée" presenta uno strappo al margine bianco superiore che tocca la parte incisa, il margine inferiore è rifilato in prossimità della battuta. Fogli leggermente ingialliti, l'insieme dell' l'inciso in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Imprest Document, a receipt for a Bill of Exchange payable to Abraham Chiron at the Cape of Good Hope

      London: Victualling Office, 1777. Manuscript in ink on official paper (watermark "GR" with a crown), written in ink on one side of a single sheet, 239 x 201 mm, small folio; the paper browned from age but clear and legible; edges discoloured, professionally removed from a mount. D. Rare document from Cook's third and last voyage. Rare document relating to the provisioning of Cook's third voyage ships at the Cape of Good Hope. Very few original documents relating to Cook's voyages survive today outside institutional ownership. This document marks the payment through London of £240 to the Cape Town agent Abraham Chiron; though such calculations can only be very approximate, that sum in 1776 might be equivalent to something in the region of thirty or forty thousand pounds today. The Resolution, with Cook in command, had sailed from Plymouth on 12 July 1776. Clerke in the Discovery was delayed in London and did not follow until 1 August. On the way to Cape Town the Resolution had stopped at Tenerife to add to supplies, reaching Cape Town on 17 October at which time Cook called for the ship to be re-caulked as she had been taking water, especially through the main deck. Cook noted for 23 October that "the caulkers had been set to work to caulk the ship; and I had concerted measures with Messrs Brandt and Chiron, for supplying both ships with such provisions as I should want. Bakers, likewise, had been ordered, immediately after our arrival, to bake such a quantity of bread as I thought would be requisite. As fast as the several articles destined for the Resolution were got ready, they were carried on board." When the Discovery arrived on 10 November she was also found to be in need of re-caulking. The two ships remained at the Cape until the end of November. Abraham Chiron, the agent who provided supplies for Cook's ships in return for the Bill of Exchange now being collected from the Treasury, was a significant figure in late-18th-century Cape Town. A German immigrant, he became the first Presiding Master of the first South African Freemason lodge (the Lodge de Goede Hoop). We also come across his name in connection with a report that he wrote on the wreck of the East Indiaman Grosvenor. Various rates and currencies are used in the conversion: Rix Dollars and Stivers were both currencies widely used in Europe and were the standard units of exchange in such dealings, as was the "Flemish pound" referred to in the document, though by this date it was a rather antiquated unit, while the "Agio", noted in the document as "the usual Advance" of 8% was a commission or "cost plus" charge. It is interesting to note that Cook is described in the document as "Commander and Purser"; he was of course exercising his role as Purser in the acquisition of stores at Cape Town The relevant Bill was finally honoured by the Victualling Office who authorised the Treasury to pay out on it with this Imprest Document, signed off by various officers of the Victualling Office, including Joah Bates and Jonas Hanway. Bates was a protégé of Lord Sandwich; musically gifted, he conducted a performance of the Messiah in which the astronomer Herschel played first violin! Hanway was the celebrated merchant and philanthropist who was also a governor of the Foundling Hospital and the prime founder in 1756 of the Marine Society, the well-known charity which took in destitute orphan boys and raised them for sea service. He was also said to have been the first man to use an umbrella in London, and was consequently ridiculed by Dr Johnson. For a recent study of the Board and its functions (albeit at a slightly later period) see Janet MacDonald, The British Navy's Victualling Board, 1793-1815: Management Competence and Incompetence (Boydell & Brewer, 2010). The Cook expert Cliff Thornton has kindly shared with us some research into similar documents of the period. The present piece receipts one of altogether eleven Bills of Exchange issued by Cook at the Cape, just one of which is known to survive today (Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand). Cook lists the Bills in two letters to the Victualling Board of 28 November 1776 (reproduced by Beaglehole, Journals, III part 2, p. 1522). Three of the eleven were issued to Abraham Chiron, the present one for 1000 Rix Dollars and the other two for 2000 RD and 690 RD. Cook was concerned to justify these transactions and that the Bills would indeed be honoured, writing the same day to the Admiralty Secretary (Beaglehole, op cit p.1523) that work done to the Discovery "has detained me here some days longer than I expected. I am now ready to put to sea with the first wind, having filled the Sloops with Provisions and made some considerable addition to the Live-Stock onboard the Resolution intended to be sent to Otaheite. As I have taken the liberty to do this with a view of serving Posterity, by having some to spare to leave on the lands I may touch at before I arrive at that Island, I hope it will meet their Lordships approbation, and that they will order the Bill to be honoured [details of one of the Bills of Exchange]… being for the Purchase and keeping the Livestock, supporting Omai and for defraying Mr Webber's expences…". The great interest over the last two centuries in any documents relating to Cook's voyages explains their rarity on the market. This particular document was rediscovered with an otherwise unrelated letter by James Cook behind a picture in an English country house in 2002; the discovery has been written up by Cliff Thornton (Cook's Log, vol. 35, no. 2, 2012). In this context it is interesting to note the appearance at auction in 1844 of a related Bill of Exchange for 2000 RD given by Cook to Abraham Chiron for one of his two other transactions with him. In 1844 the Exchequer evidently decided to lighten its archives by selling off items considered to be surplus to requirements (advertised in The Times for Friday 19 July 1844). The auctioneer Fletcher was commissioned to dispose of several thousand manuscripts. Amongst the items was a pair of documents, described in a contemporary newspaper report as: "Autograph of Captain James Cook, the celebrated voyager, to a draft on the commissioners of the victualling office for 2000 rix dollars, in payment of supplies to the Resolution and Discovery, dated Cape of Good Hope, 28 November 1766 [sic], with the orders of the commissioners for payment, signed James Hanway and others" (in other words offered together were a Bill of Exchange from the Cape, together with its Treasury Imprest equivalent to the present document, similarly signed off by Hanway). However at the last minute the sale of the Exchequer papers was prohibited by the Attorney-General. "The information was forthwith made known to the gentlemen in the rooms, among whom it was said was an official representative from the British Museum, who would have purchased the lots for that national establishment. The announcement of this injunction was, of course, received with much astonishment, but, it is almost unnecessary to say that it was at once complied with…" (Morning Chronicle). TRANSCRIPTION Imprest To Treasurer Received 18 June 1777 No. 557. We pray you to pay the Bill of Exchange hereunto annext for two Hundred forty pounds sixteen Shillings and sixpence Sterling, drawn on us 28 November 1776 from the Cape of Good Hope, by Captain Jas. Cook Commander and Purser of his Majesty's Sloop Resolution, payable at thirty days sight to Mr Abraham Chiron or order value receiv'd of him in one Thousand Rix dollars at forty eight Stivers p/ Rix dollar, with the usual Advance of eight p/Cent Agio, 104 7/8 for 100 Exchange at 34.21/2 Flemish pound Sterling being for provisions purchased for the use of his Majesty's Sloops Resolution and Discovery: to be charged as an Imprest on Captain Cook. Dated at the Victualling Office London 18th June 1777 Signatures of: ?JLBxxx?, Joah Bates, Jonas Hanway, J. Cewletham? Annotated at side: £240.16.6. Witness Thomas Johnson, squiggle, Jos Edward, Van Harthal At head a later pencil note "Miss Clark

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        The Province of New Jersey Divided intonto East and West, commonly called the Jerseys

      London, 1777. THE MOST IMPORTANT MAP OF NEW JERSEY FROM THE TIME OF THE REVOLUTION Engraving with original hand color Provenance: Collection of Lord Percy, Duke of North Umberland. Book plate on reverse of map. . Book.

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        Scorodomoff, Gabriel. - Nach Angelika Kauffmann. - "Amor und die drei Grazien".

      . Farbkupferstich / Punktstich, 1777. Von Gabriel Scorodomoff, nach Angelica Kauffmann. 28,5 cm (Darstellung / Durchmesser) / 36,2 x 31,3 cm (Platte) / 37,5 x 32,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, darunter englisch bezeichnet: "Cupid no more shall Hearts betray. / The Graces steal His Power away". Datum 1777 und Verlegeradresse H. Bryer in London. - Ursprünglich zu einer 4 Blätter umfassenden Serie gehörend, die Gabriel Scorodomoff 1777 in roter Punktmanier für die russische Zarin Katharina II. nach Gemälden der Angelika Kauffmann gestochen und bei R. Sayer & J. Benett in London verlegt hat. - Blatt schwach lichtgebräunt. Sonst guter Erhaltungszustand. Gabriel Scorodomoff (1748 St. Petersburg - 1792). Auch Gavril Inanovich und Gawril Ivanowitsch sowie Scorodumoff oder Skorodomoff. Russischer Maler und Radierer. Nach seiner Ankunft in England 1773 Schüler von Francesco Bartolozzi, von dem er die Technik der Stipplemanier übernahm. Erhielt als Reproduktionsstecher das Recht auf sämtliche Bilderfindungen von Angelika Kauffmann. Besonders geschätzt sind seine Blätter in feinster roter Punktmanier. Angelica Kauffmann (1741 Chur - 1807 Rom). Schweizerisch-österreichische Malerin und Radiererin. Erregte schon früh durch ihre künstlerische und musikalische Begabung Aufsehen. Tochter des Tochter des Porträt- und Freskenmalers Joseph Johann Kauffmann. Sie war Schülerin ihres Vaters und anderer Lehrer in Como und in Mailand. 1754-57 hielt sich die Familie in Mailand am Hofe des Herzogs Modena d'Este auf. Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter kehrte sie mit ihrem Vater nach Schwarzenberg zurück. 1757-59 führten sie mehrere Auträge nach Meersburg und Tettnang. 1760-62 unternahm sie mit ihrem Vater eine weitere Studienreise nach Italien (Mailand, Modena und Parma). 1762 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia Clementina di Bologna und erhielt das Diplom der Accademia del Disegno. 1763-66 war sie mit ihrem Vater in Rom ansässig. In dieser Zeit wurde sie mit dem Porträt von Johann Joachim Winckelmann bekannt. Zwischenzeitlich besuchte sie Neapel und Ischia. 1765 wurde sie Mitglied der Accademia di San Luca in Rom. 1766 übersiedelten sie von Italien nach London. Im Jahre 1768 gehörte sie als einzige Frau zu den Gründungsmitgliedern der Royal Academy. 1781 heiratete sie den venezianische Maler Antonio Zucchi. Darauf reiste das Paar und Kauffmanns Vater nach Flandern, Schwarzenberg, Verona und Padua. Nach dem Tod des Vaters 1782 in Venedig, richtete sich das Paar in Rom ein..

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Robert de Vaugondy aus Diderot and d'Alembert Emcyclopaedie, "Carte de la Californie Suivant".

      . 1777, 29 x 36,5. Oben rechts die Titelkartusche. Interessante Karte, die in 5 Detailkarten die unterschiedliche Darstellungsart von Californien auf Landkarten demonstriert. (Five maps on one sheet, showing the development of the mapping of California). Karte I: Matheiu Necrou Pecci map von 1604 ( Calfifornien als Halbinsel ) Karte II: Karte von Sanson (16656 ) Californien als Insel Karte III: Karte von de L'Isle Karte IV: Karte von Father Kino aus dem Jahre 1705, die bewies, das Californien eine Halbinsel ist. Karte V: Karte des Jesuiten aus dem Jahre 1767, die die Kino Karte verbesserte.

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        Lengthy Unsigned Manuscript by the Signer

      1777. unbound. 2 pages (front and back) completely in George Read's hand, 9.25 x 7.75 inches, no place, May, 1777. Titled "State of Joseph Vance's Case," this legal draft outlines the transfer of property between several prominent Delaware families. The case appears to be very problematic as it concerns guardianships for minors, joint-owned parcels of land, and disagreements on what mode of payment will be acceptable to the estate. It is likely that the participants in this case did not hold firmly to the "Revolutionary Cause" or perhaps, in the ability of the Continental Army in defeating Great Britain. Read has written on page two (in the second to last line from): "Benjamin Lakerman - paid. Took Negroes to avoid being paid in Continental money." Much more interesting content. Horizontal folds; very good(+) condition. American lawyer, politician, and member of the Continental Congress. He signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative from the state of Delaware.

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        IN COUNCIL OF SAFETY. LANCASTER, NOVEMBER 8, 1777. ORDERED, THAT...BE AUTHORISED AND REQUIRED TO COLLECT WITHOUT DELAY FROM SUCH OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE COUNTY OF...AS HAVE NOT TAKEN THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND ABJURATION, OR WHO HAVE AIDED OR ASSISTED THE ENEMY, AND FROM SUCH WELL-AFFECTED PERSONS AS MAY BE ABLE TO SPARE THEM, ARMS AND ACCOUTREMENTS...FOR THE ARMY

      Lancaster: Printed by Francis Bailey, [1777].. Broadside, 13 x 8 1/4 inches. Old folds. Small separation at center cross- fold. Old 2 1/2 x 2-inch stain in center. Very good. In a half morocco box. A remarkable circular letter from the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, authorizing the seizure of goods from American Loyalists so that those items could be given to the bedraggled Continental Army, which would soon be wintering at nearby Valley Forge. Patriotic Americans are also asked to give what they can of arms and clothing for the war effort. We are unable to locate any other copies of this rare and significant directive. The Pennsylvania Council of Safety evacuated Philadelphia when the British occupied the city in September 1777. On October 21, 1777, having removed to Lancaster, they issued a proclamation authorizing the confiscation of the estates and property of any American who fought in the British army, and of anyone who provided material comfort and support to the British occupiers. The present proclamation, also issued from Lancaster, directs eleven men, whose names are provided in manuscript, to collect goods that would be of the utmost importance for Washington's troops at Valley Forge. Among the specific items listed are "arms and accoutrements, blankets, woolen cloth, linceywoolsey, linnen, shoes and stockings for the army." These goods were to be collected from any inhabitant of the county "as have not taken the oath of allegiance and abjuration, or who have aided or assisted the enemy." Patriotic Americans able to contribute goods for the Continental Army are also asked to give what they can. The specific county in which these collections are to take place has not been filled in in this copy of the Council's circular letter. Added in a contemporary manuscript hand at the conclusion of the printed text is the following note: "all officers civilian & military are hereby required and directed on application from the Commissioners above or any of them to be aiding and assisting in the execution of these orders." The text is signed in print by Thomas Wharton, Junior, President of the Council of Safety. No copies of this broadside circular are listed in Evans, Bristol, Shipton & Mooney, NAIP, or ESTC. Rare, and highly evocative of the deprivation that Washington's troops faced at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78, and the desperate measures taken to support them.

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        IN COUNCIL OF SAFETY. LANCASTER, NOVEMBER 8, 1777. ORDERED, THAT.BE AUTHORISED AND REQUIRED TO COLLECT WITHOUT DELAY FROM SUCH OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE COUNTY OF.AS HAVE NOT TAKEN THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND ABJURATION, OR WHO HAVE AIDED OR ASSISTED THE ENEMY, AND FROM SUCH WELL-AFFECTED PERSONS AS MAY BE ABLE TO SPARE THEM, ARMS AND ACCOUTREMENTS.FOR THE ARMY.

      Lancaster: Printed by Francis Bailey, [1777]. - Broadside, 13 x 8 1/4 inches. Old folds. Small separation at center cross- fold. Old 2 1/2 x 2-inch stain in center. Very good. In a half morocco box. A remarkable circular letter from the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, authorizing the seizure of goods from American Loyalists so that those items could be given to the bedraggled Continental Army, which would soon be wintering at nearby Valley Forge. Patriotic Americans are also asked to give what they can of arms and clothing for the war effort. We are unable to locate any other copies of this rare and significant directive. The Pennsylvania Council of Safety evacuated Philadelphia when the British occupied the city in September 1777. On October 21, 1777, having removed to Lancaster, they issued a proclamation authorizing the confiscation of the estates and property of any American who fought in the British army, and of anyone who provided material comfort and support to the British occupiers. The present proclamation, also issued from Lancaster, directs eleven men, whose names are provided in manuscript, to collect goods that would be of the utmost importance for Washington's troops at Valley Forge. Among the specific items listed are "arms and accoutrements, blankets, woolen cloth, linceywoolsey, linnen, shoes and stockings for the army." These goods were to be collected from any inhabitant of the county "as have not taken the oath of allegiance and abjuration, or who have aided or assisted the enemy." Patriotic Americans able to contribute goods for the Continental Army are also asked to give what they can. The specific county in which these collections are to take place has not been filled in in this copy of the Council's circular letter. Added in a contemporary manuscript hand at the conclusion of the printed text is the following note: "all officers civilian & military are hereby required and directed on application from the Commissioners above or any of them to be aiding and assisting in the execution of these orders." The text is signed in print by Thomas Wharton, Junior, President of the Council of Safety. No copies of this broadside circular are listed in Evans, Bristol, Shipton & Mooney, NAIP, or ESTC. Rare, and highly evocative of the deprivation that Washington's troops faced at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78, and the desperate measures taken to support them.

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        Natuurlyke (Natuurlijke) Historie of uitvoerige Beschryving der Dieren, Planten en Mineraalen, volgens het Samenstel van der Heer Linnaeus. Met naauwkeurige Afbeeldingen. 8 Bände von 37 wie folgt: Tweede Deel: Planten. Zevende Stuk - elfde Stuk (vierde Afdeeling): De Kruiden (5 Bände); Twaalfde Stuk: De Bolplanten (vyfde Afdeeling); Dertiende Stuk: De Grasplanten (zesde Afdeeling); Veertiende Stuk : Varens, Mossen, Wieren en Paddesdoelen (VII - X. Afdeeling). Mit zusammen 68 gefalteten Kupfertafeln.

      Amsterdam: F. Houttuyn Erven, 1777 - 1779.. 20,5 x 13 cm, zeitgenössische (Kalb) Halblederbände auf fünf echten Bünden, goldgeprägte Rückentitel auf roten, und Bandzählung auf grünen Rückenschildern, Felder mittig goldgeprägtem Blumenschmuck, darüber und darunter mit wellenförmigem Rankschmuckwerk versehen, Deckel mit braunem schwarzgesprenkelten Kleisterpapier bezogen, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt.. Hier vorhanden der zweite Teil (Botanik / Pflanzenwelt) von Band 7 - Band 14 (Schlußband des 2. Teils). Umfasst die Abteilungen Kräuter Band VII - Bd. XI, Zwiebelpflanzen und -gewächse Band XII, Gräser und Geteide Band XIII, Kryptogamen (Moose, Farne, Algen und Pilze) Band XIV. Acht Bände mit zusammen 68 gefaltete Kupfertafeln von G. Philips. (Ohne den die Tierwelt behandelnden 18 Bände umfassenden ersten Teil, und die ersten sechs Bände des zweiten Teils, 1. Abt. Palmen (Bd. 1), 2. Abt. Bäume (Bde. 2 - 3) und 3. Abt. Sträucher / Stauden (Bde. 4 - 6) sowie den dritten Teil, "Mineralreich" : Versteinerungen, Fossilien, Gesteine und Mineralien in fünf Bänden.) Maarten Willem Houttuyn (* 1720 in Hoorn; 2. Mai 1798 in Amsterdam) war ein niederländischer Arzt und Naturkundler. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet "Houtt.". Er studierte in Leiden Medizin. Im Jahre 1753 siedelte er nach Amsterdam um, wo er ein Verlagshaus errichtete.1773 veröffentlichte er sein 37-bändiges Werk Natuurlijke Historie of uitvoerige Beschryving der Dieren, Planten en Mineraalen, volgens het Samenstel van der Heer Linnaeus. Das Werk stellt eine Übersetzung und Erweiterung von Carl von Linnes Systema Naturae dar. (Wikipedia) * * * Papierbezug der Deckel bei einigen Bänden leicht berieben, bei einem Deckel etwas stärker, sonst noch gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar in einer dekorativen Reihe.

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        Von den Ahndungen und Visionen. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1777.. 8 Bll., 496 S., mit gestochener Titelvignette, 8°, Pappband d. Zt.. Grässe S.110; Rosenthal 1329; Ackermann I/466 u. II/186: "Selten. Darin: Widerlegung des Gassner und Paris. Ahnungen im Traume, Träume der Nachwandler usw." - Es erschienen danach noch "Visionen vorzüglich neuerer und neuster Zeit philosophisch in ein Licht gestellt." (1781) u. der Nachfolgeband des vorliegenden Titels: "Die Voraussehung u. Ahnung der Thiere" (1783; vgl. du Prel 1173). - Einband leicht bestossen u. beschabt; sonst ein sauberes u. gutes Expl. --- Der Versand erfolgt mit der dtsch. Post bzw. DHL.

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Baumgartner 1

      First edition of Howard's masterwork, bringing to the public's attention as no-one before had ever done the horrific conditions in England's prisons, and so undergirding the major reforms of criminal law and its punishments then just commencing. Contemporary speckled calf, lightly rubbed, yellow edges, the joints cracked, else a very good, clean; with the three folding plates. Printed by William Eyres, and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington, 1777.

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        Capitoli della ricondotta degli Ebrei di questa citta, e dello stato [...].

      [Venedig], per li figliuoli del qu. Z. Antonio Pinelli, 1777.. XXXIX, (1) SS. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel. Weißer italienischer Interimspappband der Zeit. Gr.-4to.. Erste Ausgabe der antijüdischen Statuten der Republik Venedig von 1777, der letzten "Ricondotta" der Republik. Mit dem politischen Verfall Venedigs gingen immer neue Repressionen gegen die jüdische Gemeinde einher, die nicht mehr nur durch wirtschaftliche Motive, sondern zunehmend auch von antisemitischen Affekte bestimmt wurden. Am 27. September 1777 erließ der Senat ein weitreichendes Judengesetz, das die Ausweisung sämtlicher Juden Venedigs vorsah, die kein Wohnrecht besaßen und nicht in einem Ghetto wohnten. Juden wurde verboten, in irgendeiner Weise Genüsse aus öffentlichen Steuern zu beziehen, Fleisch, Getreide oder jedwede Nahrungsmittel zu verkaufen, Manufakturen zu betreiben, oder außerhalb des Ghettos eine Wohnstatt oder ein Lager zu unterhalten. - Einband abgestaubt; innen leichter Wasserrand; Titel alt mit rotem Buntstift numeriert. Sehr selten, zuletzt 1985 bei Sotheby's New York. - ICCU VEAE\005013. OCLC 14559111.

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        Memoires d ' Artillerie, contenant l' Artillerie Nouvelle, ou les changements faits dans l' Artillerie Francoise en 1765

      Copenhagen: Claude Philibert, 1777. First Edition. A very good copy retaining the half title and the errata sheet. 4to.,. There are 29 copper eng. fldg. plates. It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of the Seven Years War on the governments and armies of Europe. The book offered here is part of the general reformulation of military theory and weapon development during this critical period. The French army had established an impressive reputation for its effective employment of artillery. In conjunction with new theoretical works like that of Folard or Guibert tactics and strategy of a modern army were re-cast. Accompanying this was a serious technical debate on the developments of modern artillery of all kinds. Scheel's book is a candid and very thorough inquiry into the manufacture and deployment of artillery and consideration of changes within the French army. The illustrations accompanying the text are detailed technical drawings for guns, carriages, shot etc..

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        Historico-chronologica series abbatum et religiosorum monasterii Cremifanensis [...].

      Steyr, Abraham Wimmer, 1777-1782.. 4 Bde. in 2. (8), 134 SS. (2), 135-343, (1) SS. (2), 345-544 SS. (2), 545-931, (3) SS. Interimspappbände der Zeit. Folio.. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der oberösterreichische Benediktiner Johann Georg (Marianus) Pachmayr (1728-1805) lehrte am Gymnasium des Stifts Kremsmünster, das er selbst besucht hatte, Philosophie, Mathematik, Physik und Geschichte. Seine Geschichte der Kremsmünsterer Geistlichen verfaßte er anläßlich der Feierlichkeiten zum tausendjährigen Bestehen des Stiftes. Auch für die Geschichte Oberösterreichs von großer Bedeutung. - Exemplar aus der Stiftsbibliothek Kremsmünster, ohne die beiden Tafeln, jedoch mit von einem fleißigen zeitgenössischen Benediktiner verfaßten handschriftlichen alphabetischen Register (Catalogus abbatum, Catalogus religiosorum, Index rerum memorabilium) am Schluß, durch welches das Werk erst recht benutzbar wird. - Papierbedingt etwas braunfleckig; einige alte hs. Marginalien, sonst wohlerhalten. - Wurzbach XXI, 169. ADB XXV, 60.

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        Kst.- Karte, bei Lotter freres, "Empire de la Porte Ottomane en Europa, en Asia et en Africa, avec les Pays qui lui sont Tributaires. ....".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, nach 1777, 48,5 x 57. Seltene Karte bei Lotter freres. Unten links eine große, sehr dek. altkol. Titelkartusche. Rechts oben Erklärungen - Zeigt die Türkei zwischen Adria und dem indischen Ozean. Mittig Saudiarabien.

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        Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre. 2. sehr verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1777.. (17,5 x 10,5 cm). (32) 632 S. Mit 8 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.. Frühe Auflage (erstmals 1772 erschienen) eines seiner beiden besonders geschätzten und verbreiteten Werke, in dem alle Bereiche der Physik behandelt werden. U.a. mit Kapitel über Luftpumpen, Barometer, ebene und gekrümmte Spiegel, Zauberlaternen, Sonnenmikroskope, Thermometer, künstliche Magnete, glänzende Lufterscheinungen etc. Erxleben (1744-1777) war Professor für Physik und Tierheilkunde in Göttingen. - Vorsatz mit Besitzeinträgen von alter Hand. Vereinzelt gering gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung. - Beaucamp 1.18; vgl. Poggendorf I, 679

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        Drei hüpsche kurzweilige Märlein. Gestellt und beschrieben durch Grafen Anton Hamilton. Nunmehro aber ihro sonderbaren Lieblichkeit halber aus dem Franzschen in's Teutsche gedolmetscht, durch Görg Bider, dermalen Boten zu Lauchstädt, weiland erbarn Schustergesellen. Begreifend: Historiam der Flördepina. Historiam der vier Falkkardine und Historiam 'nes Widders. Hintendran ein Vokabularius. -

      o.O. [Halle] o.V. [Hendel] 1777,. 582 Seiten, 1 Bl. Errata, goldgeprägter HPgtbd. mit auf den Falz gezogenen Pergamentriemchen, farbiger Blattschnitt, 16,5 x 10 cm. "Görg Bider" ist das Pseudonym von Wilhelm Christhelf Siegmund Mylius (1754-1827). - VD 18 11163658. - Enthält 1.: "Schöne und anmuthige Historia von der wunderschönen Fräulein Flördepina, wie sie in dem scheuslichen Gewahrsam einer grimmen Unholdinn gewesen, und endlichen durch die Listen eines mannhaften Ritters Paperlepap benamst daraus erlöst und dessen Ehegemahl worden. Zusammt andern denkwürdigen Verlauf. Als 'ne Beilage zu Tausend und Einer Nacht". Enthält 2.: "Schöne Historia von den ritterlichen und weidlichen Thaten vier stattlicher, kekker junger Gesellen, allzumal die Fakkardine benamst. Gar grauerlich und schauerlich zu lesen, dennoch aber dabei gar lustiglich und lieblich. Sonderlich anlangend die affenteuerlichen, neupengeheuerlichen Begebnisse Ritter Fakkardins vom Berge, sonst auch der hüpsche Freisame geniemst. Noch 'ne Beilage zu Tausend und Einer Nacht". Enthält 3.: "Rathen und Thaten 'nes gar wunderselzamen Widders, der bei dem Edlen Hans von Mulino, 'nem viel gemelichen, grimmen Riesen und Unholde, 'ne geraume Frist Schildknapp, Voigt und Rathgeb gewest, und ihm gar feine und liebliche Spiele erzählet hat; unter andern auch die gar anmutige Historia vom edlen Ritter Pertharites und dem wunderschönen Fräulein Ferrandine; Und was massen er von 'ner wonniglich schönen Dirn, Alia genamst, viel wütiglich gemeuchelmordet worden, und wer dieser Widder gewest. Zusammt andern gar denkwürdigen Verlauf". - Gering berieben und bestoßen, der hintere Deckel mit dezenter Brandspur. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, attraktives Exemplar..

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        Elemens de Chymie theorique et pratique, rediges dans un nouvel ordre, d'apres les decouvertes modernes, pour servir aux Cours publics de l'Academie de Dijon

      Dijon: Chez L. N. Frantin, 1777. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. First Edition. Vol 1: [6],viii,394 pages. Vol II: [4], xxviii, 382 pages. Vol III: [4], x, 448, [4] pages. Vol 1 is in a period binding but rough with staining and loose. It also lacks the 2 plates. We have supplied a second copy of Vol 1 with the 2 plates in a later binding as a supplement. Volume II is sound and in a period binding. Vol III has one page (251) which was an end-sheet in the binding process - the margins are lacking, but the text is complete. Volume III is also rebacked in a period style retaining the original boards with portions of the original spine laid down. A hard set to put together, and rarely found complete and matched. 'A famous textbook by Guyton de Morveau and his colleagues, written to accompany the course of chemistry they gave under the auspices of the Academy of Dijon. Guyton planned the course and gave most of the lectures with the assistance of Dr. Maret (1726-1786) on materia medica and Dr Durande (d1794) on the chemistry of vegetable substances. 'The work was hailed throughout Europe as an important milestone and de Morveau became famous almost overnight. The treatise is important and interesting, for we can see that de Morveau already had the main lines fixed in his mind of those ideas which were later to appear in his Nomenclature chimique, which was first published by him in the Journal de Physique (1782), and finally adopted by Lavoisier, Fourcroy and Bethrollet in 1787' (Duveen)' (Neville I, p568). Hard Cover.

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        Ochsenkarren.

      . Pinsel in Blau, Grau und Braun, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, oben bezeichnet "... Ochsen", verso von älterer Hand bezeichnet "Dillis". 10,5:12,8 cm. Links oben im Rand kleine Fehlstelle. Provenienz: Süddeutsche Privatsammlung.. Zunächst studierte Dillis 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 mit 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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        Zusätze zu den neuesten Reisebeschreibungen von Italien nach der in Herrn D.J.J. Volckmanns historisch kritischen Nachrichten angenommenen Ordnung zusammengetragen und als Anmerkungen zu diesem Werke, sammt neuen Nachrichten von Sardinien, Malta, Sicilien und Grossgriechenland

      xiv, [2], 622 pp., 2 leaves of errata; x, 816 pp.; 3 p.l., 664, [26] pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. speckled half-sheep & speckled boards (minor rubbing), contrasting leather lettering pieces on spines. Leipzig: C. Fritsch, 1777-78-82. First edition of Bernoulli's sequel to Volkmann's Nachrichten, the most popular German guidebook of the period to Italy and its art treasures. Bernoulli (1744-1807), a member of the prominent Swiss scientific family and astronomer royal in Berlin, was a universally knowledgeable child prodigy. "His frail health and encyclopedic inclinations hampered him in his practical scientific activities...On the other hand, his travel accounts had a great cultural and historical impact."-D.S.B., II, p. 56. Bernoulli enlarged upon Volkmann's book by travelling to Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, and Greece. Fine and attractive set with the library stamp on title of the counts of Einsiedel of Reibersdorf (their library was sold by auction in Leipzig in 1928). .

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        Poems supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and others, in the fifteenth century; the greatest part now first published from the most authentic copies, with an engraved specimen of one of the MSS. To which are added, a preface, an introductory account of the several pieces, and a glossary.

      T. Payne and Son, UK 1777 - London, T. Payne & Son, 1777. Hardback first edition and first impression. First state with c4 uncancelled. Near fine with some wear to corners of boards and heavily rubbed. Rebacked at some point so presents well on the shelf. Owner's name to second leaf. Some signs of ageing to page block. A nice copy and very scarce in the first issue. Rowley was a creation of Chatterton's in the guise of a 15th Century monk and poet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A MAP OF THE ISLE OF THANET. Published by J. Hall, Bookseller Margate.

      Engraved, dissected into 12 an mounted on canvas. 435 x 540mm [171/4 x 215/8 inches]. Inset plan of Ramsgate Harbour. Scale two inches to the mile. Folding into the original marbled slipcase with the engraved label: 'Hall's Map of the Isle of Thanet.' Case a little worn; Initials of owner and date on case, and twice on the reverse of the canvas where it folds into the case. A very good example of a scarce map. In the Kentish Gazette for August 30, 1777 J. Hall advertised his 'Map of the Isle of Thanet from an actual survey by R. Budgen' for sale at 5s 'on fine canvas, in neat cases, for the pocket.... designed as a pocket companion for the Nobility and Gentry in their daily excursions, and a useful piece of furniture for the neighbourhood.' One cannot rely on the date on the above copy, but it may well be that this copy is the earliest known issue.

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        Eglise Catholique Ste. Hedwige. Vue par derriere, de la rue Francoise, avec öe Palais du Prince Henry, dans l'eloignement.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. u. n. v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1777, 41 x 68. Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 3; Kiewitz 1050; Rave 17. - Mit Verlegeradresse und Dedication. Blick vom kleinen Platz hinter der St. Hedwigkirche, links, im Hintergrund, die Universität. Rechts die Rückseite des Palastes des Markgrafen Heinrich von Schwedt ( Oberwallstraße ). - Der Grundstein der St. Hedwigskirche wurde 1747 gelegt, jedoch verzögerte sich die Fertigstellung ( durch Geldmangel und durch den siebenj. Krieg ) bis zum 1. Nov. 1773 ( = Einweihung der Kirche durch Fürst Krasicki, dem Bischof vom Ermland ).- Schöner Druck mit zurückhaltendem Kolorit.

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        Teniers's Kitchen. In the Common Parlour at Houghton

      John Boydell, London 1777 - A lively scene from the Flemish master of the interior genre picture. Born in Antwerp, David Teniers was the son of David Teniers I. He became a master of the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1632-3 after an apprenticeship to his father, with whom he also collaborated. In 1637 he married Anna, the daughter and heiress of Jan Breughel I. From the outset Teniers the younger was an extremely productive painter, thanks to his good relationship with Antwerp art dealers. During the 1630s he produced small-format religious scenes on commission for Chrysostoom van Immerseel, who supplied the Spanish market. However, it was Teniers's genre pieces that were greatly prized by the Antwerp dealers and made him famous. Teniers quickly became one of Antwerp's pace-setting and most successful painters, which probably accounts for his assumption of functions that carried a degree of social prominence, such as the office of Master of the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament in the St Jacobskerk between 1637 and 1639, and Dean of the Guild of St Luke in 1645. He also received such prestigious commissions as the large group portrait of the Arquebusiers Company (1643). During this same Antwerp period he also executed commissions for Antonine Triest (1576-1657), Bishop of Bruges, one of the most prominent patrons of the arts in the southern Netherlands. By 1647 Teniers was working for Archduke Leopold William, Governor of the southern Netherlands from 1646, and in 1651 he became the Archduke's court painter. He consequently moved from Antwerp to the court at Brussels, and in 1656 he bought a building near the archducal palace and had it rebuilt as a spacious and handsome house-cum-studio.' (artnet,com) "Teniers's Kitchen" is a celebration of abundance, a happiness provoked by the instinctive anticipation of plenty of good food from sea, sky and land. Teniers is also pleased to demonstrate how many people are employed in this important work, and it is probably he who stands in a commanding posture, staff in one hand and falcon in the other surrounded by dogs on the dais to the right. The original painting was completed in 1646 and is in the Hermitage collection. The print was published and commissioned by John Boydell, the great London printmaker and seller. The painting was part of Sir Robert Walpole's collection and was soon thereafter sold to Catherine the Great (1779). Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.B. Michel. (Expert repair to upper margin just touching image area).

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        A Voyage round the World, in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop Resolution , commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4, and 5

      London: B. White [etc.], 1777. Two volumes, quarto, with a large folding map; the map slightly spotted and some light spotting at beginning and end of first volume; a very good copy in contemporary diced russia leather, gilt borders to sides, rebacked. First edition of the alternative account of Cook's second voyage, published some six weeks before the official version. Although the Forsters had to rush to complete the work, it is 'an important work and a necessary supplement to the official account' (Davidson). Johann Forster and his son Georg had sailed together on Cook's second voyage after Banks and his associates withdrew. Initially given the task of preparing the official account, the Forsters' fractious relationship with the Admiralty soon became impossible, and Johann Forster was dismissed from taking any part in the official publications. Thus denied, the Forsters set to work to forestall the official version with their own account, taking advantage of the loophole that only Johann had any legal agreement with the Admiralty: the account appeared in Georg's name. The publication was the source of great rancour, which was only enflamed when the astronomer, Wales, roundly accused Georg of being author in name only, the real author being solely his father. This is palpably untrue and, as Georg states in his preface, he did indeed write the account in consultation with his father's journal. Whatever the case, it effectively signalled the end of the Forsters' chances in England, and by mid-1780 both had returned to Germany. The split between Cook and the Forsters has scarcely been repaired even now. Sir Maurice Holmes' comment on the work is arch, and Beaglehole was never keen to promote the role of the Forsters. However, recent work by Michael Hoare and Nigel Erskine has seen the importance of the Forsters' contribution to Cook's voyage reappraised in a more positive light.

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        Erneuerte Fisch-Ordnung.

      Cassel den 18ten April 1777.. 10 Seiten, 1 große doppelseitige Kupfertafel. 33,5 x 19,5 cm. Rückenbroschur.. Sehr seltene Fischerei-Verordnung; im KVK nicht nachweisbar. - "Von Gottes Gnaden Wir Friedrich, Landgraf zu Hessen .. fügen allen .. hiermit zu wissen, daß wir mißfällig wahrnehmen müssen, wie sehr die Fischwasser dadurch, daß denen vorhin erlassenen Fischordnungen nicht gebührend nachgelebet wird, in abnehmen gerathen, und durch schädliches zur unrechten Zeit geschehenes Fischen .. fast überall veröset und ins Verderben gesetzt werden." - Verordnung in 22 Punkten. Die große Kupfertafel zeigt Forelle, Hecht, Barbe und Krebs in originaler Mindestgröße für den Fang sowie das "Ziehgarn-Maas", die Fischhamen-Weite und eine Reuse. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Historische und kritische Nachrichten von dem Leben und den Schriften des Herrn Voltaire und anderer Neuphilosophen unserer Zeiten. Augsburg: Veith, 1777.

      - 2 volumes, 8vo, [iv], 352, [6]; [iv], 453, [3] pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of Rousseau by Söckler after Ramsay in Vol. 2 (no frontis. In Vol. 1), contemporary plain boards, spines somewhat worn, upper cover of first volume waterstained, early ownership inscription on endpapers and library stamps on title-pages, slight spotting and browning, small worm hole in lower margin of second volume, overall a good set. First edition of a very scarce work by the Augsburg-born Johann Christoph von Zabuesnig (1747-1827), poet, translator, and friend of Mozart. In his youth Zabuesnig studied in Paris and Trieste before returning home to marry the daughter of the bookseller and publisher J.A. Veith. The first volume is devoted entirely to Voltaire; the second has chapters on Bayle, Bruno, Diderot, Helvetius, Hobbes, La Mettrie, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Spinoza and Toland, among others. A Polish translation was published in 1781. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Specimen Zoologiae Geographicae , Quadrupedum domicilia et migrationis sistens

      Leiden: Theodor Haak, 1777. Quarto, with a large folding map (500 x 695 mm.); a very good unsophisticated copy in simple modern blue paper wrappers, a few marks, the large folding map in a very good impression. Putting kangaroos and dingos on the map. Rare: first edition of the first book to describe the worldwide distribution of mammals, with the information summarized in a large folding world map, one of the first to include Captain Cook's 1770 discoveries on the east coast of Australia. Zimmermann (1743-1815) was a German geographer and zoologist, best known as a teacher and as the patron of the mathematician Gauss. He published a number of monographs on mammals, including several published in the nineteenth century specifically on American animals. This remarkable work is an early and extensive survey of the worldwide geographical distribution of domestic and migratory quadrupeds. He concluded that land-masses were differently distributed in prehistoric times, making this the first in a long line of publications that led to the theory of continental drift; some of his conclusions influenced Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell. Importantly, the details of animal habits in Australia, the South Pacific and New Zealand derive from the great voyages, from Quiros to Cook, making this study an example - along with the various publications of the Forsters on the Cook voyages - of the earliest application of Pacific discoveries to general scientific research. The fine accompanying world map renders the east coast of Australia, and lists the Kangaroo and several species of Australian wild dog. Designed by Zimmermann himself and prepared by the German naturalist August Wilhelm Knoch (1742-1818), this was the first map to show animal distribution (Robinson, Early Thematic Mapping in the History of Cartography).

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        IDEES PRELIMINAIRES, ET PROSPECTUS D'UN OUVRAGE SUR LES PECHES MARITIMES DE FRANCE. Par M. LEMOYNE, Maire de la ville de Dieppe.

      Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1777.FIRST EDITION 1777, French text. Slim 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 56 pages, bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers with large central gilt coat of arms, gilt decoration and gilt lettering to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine slightly worn at head and tail, 2 tiny holes and a tiny split to lower hinge, small repairs to corners, few slight marks to covers and a darkish stain to lower outer corners, small brown stain to 1 margin, otherwise contents bright and clean. A very good tight copy. We could not find a record in the Bibliotheque Nationale of the planned work, which may never have been published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Journal du second voyage du Capitaine Cook , sur les Vaisseaux la Résolution & l'Aventure; Entrepris par ordre de S.M. Britannique, dans les années 1774 & 1775

      Paris: Pissot & Nyon, 1777. Octavo, with a folding engraved map at the end; a fine copy in contemporary French marbled calf, spine gilt, label renewed. First French edition of Marra. The first French edition of the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, translated by De Fréville from the 1775 London printing. This is also the first French account of the Antarctic. It includes an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast. Marra's was the first substantial account of the voyage to appear in print, and was published anonymously to circumvent Admiralty regulations against the use of shipboard journals for personal profit by members of the expedition. An audience eager for news of these famous adventures meant that publishers were anxious to bring out narratives as soon as possible after the return of the voyagers, in continental Europe as well as England. Inscribed "malesherbes" with a shelfmark at head of front flyleaf, so probably from the library of Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, royalist, politician and botanist, executed in 1793, who has been described as "one of the sweetest characters of the 18th century

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        [ Qur'anic Verses ]

      [ Morocco ]: manuscript, 1777. Unique. A very good copy; contemporary blind stamped morocco with flap; spine skillfully repaired. sm. 4to.,. 76 pp. The manuscript is in Maghribi script in black ink heightened in silver; diacritics in blue, red, and yellow within red ruled borders; seven lines to a page. Some pages are decorated with small red and blue flower designs. The book is a calligraphic primer of qur'anic excerpts from a North African Madrasah. Judging from the script the assumption is it was written by a student probably for his own recitation practice. Prov.: from the library of Salih Bek with his contemporary stamp in a blank portion of the colophon.

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        Interieur einer dreihalligen barocken Kirche mit mehreren Figuren.

      . Feder in Schwarz, grau laviert, über Bleistift, mit doppelter Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten mit Fragment des Wasserzeichens: C & I Honig, rechts am Fuße einer Säule signiert und datiert "Johannes Franciscus Gout inv: et delin 1777.". 28,5:34,2 cm. Durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Die Zeichnung stammt vermutlich noch aus der Zeit, in der Gout als Dekorationsmaler in Schloß Birkenfeld in Unterfranken tätig war.. Des Malers und Radierers Gout früheste Arbeiten sind in Nürnberg nicht lange vor 1773 entstanden. 1773 und die folgenden Jahre war er in Schloß Birkenfeld tätig. 1780 war er Hofmaler in Bayreuth, 1782 wurde er von Goethes Freund, dem Kriegsrat Merck, an den Hof in Darmstadt empfohlen und scheint später Großherzogl. Hessen-Darmstädter Theatermaler geworden zu sein und war als solcher auch in Wiesbaden und Frankfurt am Main tätig. 1808 war er noch in Wiesbaden nachweisbar. Im Historischen Museum, Frankfurt am Main, befinden sich zwei Gemälde, Landschaften mit antiken Gebäuden, die ehemals aus dem Prehn'schen Kabinett stammen.

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        Ankernde Schiffe auf der Themse.

      . Pinsel in Grau, grau laviert und Bleistift, mit kleinen Deckweißhöhungen (oxydiert) mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf gelblichem Bütten, auf Sammlungsuntersatz mit mehreren Tuschlinien montiert und dort verso bezeichnet, signiert und datiert "View of Gallion Beach on the River Thames from Woolwich Warren / John Verbruggen fecit 1777." 13,7:19,3 cm. - Insgesamt vergilbt. Provenienz: Sammlung Paul Sandby, englischer Aquarellmaler (1725-1809), Lugt 2112; Sammlerstempel CG oder GC im Kreis, nicht bei Lugt.. Der als Architekt und Maler ausgebildete Jan Verbruggen war Schüler von Jan van Call d.J. (1656-1703). Seit 1746 war er Aufseher der Gießerei der Admiralität in Nordholland, mußte jedoch 1770 das Land verlassen, ging nach England und wurde dort "Master Founder of his Majesty at Woolwich". 1772 beteiligte er sich in London mit einer Ansicht einer holländischen Stadt an einer Ausstellung.

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        Philosophisch-theologische Untersuchungen über die Vielweiberei aus dem französischen übersetzt (Titelbl. der Titelauflage). - Des Herrn von Premontval Monogamie worin wider die gemeine Meinung erwiesen wird, daß das Gesetz der Natur, Moses und Jesu Christi einstimmig die Vielweiberei verwerfen. In das Deutsche übersetzet von Dorotheen Augusten von Windheim gebohrnen von Mosheim. 3 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, Georg Peter Monath, 1777 (Titelbl. der Titelauflage), Nürnberg, Georg Peter Monath, 1753-1754.. 8°. 26 Bll., 244 SS.; 323 SS.; 448 SS. Pp. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. (Deckel u. Kanten beschabt, Ecken mit kleinen Läsuren).. Hayn-G. VI, 239 f. Fromm V, 20666.- Seltene Titelauflage von 1777 der ersten deutschen Ausgabe von Premontvals "Monogamie", erschienen 1753-1754. Die Restauflage hat G. P. Monath mit einem veränderten Titelblatt und einer ausführlichen Vorrede versehen, in der er darüber berichtet: "Wir schlagen hier einen neuen Titel um ein Buch, das bereits 1753 ... erschienen ist ... Es kann aber noch andere Fälle geben, wo es nicht nur nöthig, sondern wohl auch rathsam ist, mit dem Titel eines Buchs eine Veränderung vorzunehmen ... Man darf das aber nicht so verstehen, als wenn es seit den vier und zwanzig Jahren, die seit der Ausgabe dieser deutschen Uebersetzung bis jetzt verflossen, das unangenehme Schicksal eines gewöhnlichen Ladenhüters erfahren hätte. Es hat sogleich bey seiner Erscheinung den verdienten Beyfall gefunden. Nur eine geringe Anzahl von Exemplaren sind übrig geblieben ... Wer in dieser Materie eine gründliche Belehrung suchet, der wird jetzt mit leichter Mühe dieses Buch erkennen und gebrauchen können, da ihm vorhero der alte ungewöhnlichere Titel Monogamie nicht aufmerksam genug gemacht hat ... Die alten Titel von den drey Theilen, so wie auch die beyden Vorreden der seeligen Uebersetzerin und des Herrn Verfassers sind ... unverändert beybehalten worden...".- Papier leicht gebräunt u. tlw. etw. braunfleckig, stellenweise Anstreichungen in Buntsstift. Aus einem Raucherhaushalt.

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        Legal document signed by Viscount Townshend

      London, 1777. Single sheet measuring 310 x 380 mm., laid paper with Royal watermark, folded to form four pages, the first page printed with manuscript additions, signed by George Townshend and witnesses with wax seal cracked but present; in very good condition, folded to docket size, ms. docket-title on reverse. Signed by Thomas Townshend's cousin George, as Viscount Townshend. The document is an appointment of attorneys to deal with a civil action brought against Townshend by Thomas Harley for a debt of £1000. George Townshend sailed to Quebec with General James Wolfe in 1759, but relations between the two deteriorated as the campaign against the French drew on. When Wolfe was killed in the final assault, command of the British troops in Quebec devolved upon Townshend who brought the settlement to surrender in September 1759. Back in England, George celebrated a victory tarnished by accusations that he had taken undue credit for Wolfe's strategy. George Townshend had as many enemies as he had friends. He was renowned for his skill in depicting both with political caricature. Horace Walpole noted 'his genius for likenesses in caricature is astonishing', a skill that did little to impress the subjects of his work and won him the disapproval of King George II. He is of interest to the history of Lord Sydney as a strong opponent of his cousin Thomas's politics, a position that he maintained throughout their intertwined official lives.

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        The Schindlerin

      Published by John Boydell, Cheapside, London 1777 - This charming portrait of the fashionable Catherine Schindlerin expertly illustrates Smith's superior technique and artistic ingenuity. Catherine Schinderlin was a German singer and actress, who began her career in London in 1775, the year Reynolds did this portrait for the Duke and Duchess of Dorset. It shows the actress in the role of the "Coquette" from an as yet unidentified play or opera. A highly influential figure in the late eighteenth-century British art world, John Raphael Smith was the most robust and prolific printmaker of his time. During his prodigious career, Smith produced nearly 400 prints, 130 of which were of his own design. The remainder were reproduced paintings by such noted British artists as Joshua Reynolds, George Romney, and Joseph Wright of Derby. Smith was an incredibly astute businessman and soon became an impresario of the print-publishing trade. At the 1783 exhibition of the Society of Artists, Smith exhibited his print of the Prince of Wales. This clever bit of marketing precipitated his appointment as the Prince of Wales' mezzotint engraver, immediately making him even more desirable to an art market hungry for quality prints. (D'Oench) D'Oench, Copper into Gold, Prints by John Raphael Smith 88; Frankau, An Eighteenth Century Artist and Engraver, John Raphael Smith 306, iii/iii; Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 147, iii/iii; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States 147; O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits.in the British Museum 1; Lennox-Boyd & Stogdon, state iii/iii. Mezzotint. State iii/iii, with the engraved inscription in thick and thin cursive letters. In good condition apart from some overall light surface soiling and foxing. Occasional rubbed creases throughout image. Laid down onto cream wove backing paper. Image size: 13 1/16 x 10 15/16 inches.

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        Original manuscript report: Décisions. Précaution contre le Scorbut ... observation sur les moyens employés par M. Cook pour conserver la santé des gens de mer

      Toulon: 9 April, 1777. Folio, 3 pp., manuscript in ink on paper, original folds; in fine condition, preserved in a brown linen solander case, morocco label to front. The French copy Cook on scurvy. A rare and very significant manuscript survival, showing deliberate adoption by the French navy, following careful trials, of the measures pioneered by Cook's work on eradicating scurvy on long voyages of discovery. Cook had fully reported his findings on scurvy, with the result that he was awarded the Copley medal of the Royal Society in absentia in 1776, making this an unusually speedy reaction from the continent, pointing to the urgency felt in the need to conquer the curse of scurvy. It is an original manuscript extract of proceedings at a meeting of the Conseil de Marine in Toulon, signed by the conseil's secretary, Molliere, as a true record of the decisions of the meeting, and shows that of five matters considered, by far the most important was the success of Captain Cook in combating scurvy. A letter from the Minister was read to the meeting inviting them to consider the question, as well as a memoir "sur les moyens employés par M. Cook pour conserver la Santé de l'équipage du Vau. Anglois la Résolution pendant un Voyage autour du monde…" [on the methods employed by M Cook to safeguard the health of his crew during a voyage around the world on HMS Resolution]. Medical reports were given, and in view of the high expense associated with appropriately provisioning a ship, the members of the council were asked to consider the matter at length. The mid-eighteenth century saw a renaissance in French shipwrighting and voyages, not least because a new version of the conseil was inaugurated in 1776. Noted in the manuscript as important to this review are Verguin and Barberet: the first of these is probably Jean-Joseph Verguin (1701-1777), who was based in Toulon and was an influential figure in the rebuilding of the French navy.

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        De optimo Reipublicae statu , deque nova insula Utopia, libri duo... [and], Moriae Enkomion: Stultitiae laudatio

      London and Paris: Barbou, 1777. Duodecimo, with a frontispiece to the first work; contemporary dark green morocco, sides bordered and spine panelled in gilt, all edges gilt; joints chafed and head of spine slightly chipped. The attractive Barbou edition of Utopia, bound with the matching edition of Erasmus' Praise of Folly. The friendship between More and Erasmus (1469-1536) is one of the great scholarly alliances: one of the greatest humanist scholars of sixteenth century Europe, Erasmus was hugely influential in the writing and publishing of More's Utopia. Erasmus' Moriae Enkomion, which he claimed to have written in a week whilst staying at More's London house, was first published in 1511. It is an ironically approving dissection of human society given from the perspective of the goddess 'Stultitia' or Folly. The common translation of the work as 'The Praise of Folly' removes Erasmus' original pun: 'The Praise of More'. Although not strictly an imaginary voyage nor utopia, its use of irony influenced More's elusive style in Utopia.

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        Henrich Stillings Jugend. - Henrich Stillings Jünglings-Jahre. Eine wahrhafte Geschichte. - Henrich Stillings Wanderschaft. Eine wahrhaft Geschichte.

      Berlin und Leipzig, bey George Jacob Decker. 1777 - 1778.. 3 Bände. 12°. 168 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz; 220 S., 1 S. Mit 1 gestochenen Tafel; 206 S. Mit 1 gestochenen Tafel. Halblederbände der Zeit mit roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung.. Schulte-Strathaus 6a, 7a, 8a. - Goedeke IV/I,689, 2 - 4 - Borst 344. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten 3 (von 6) Teile auf besserem Papier und mit den 3 gestochenen Titelvignetten und den 3 Kupfern von Daniel Chodowiecki (Engelmann 201, 202, 244, 245, 262, 263). - Henrich Jung, genannt Stilling (1740-1817) stammte aus einfachen Verhältnissen und wuchs in einer streng pietistischen Grossfamilie im Siegerland auf. Nach einer handwerklichen Ausbildung bildete er sich autodidaktisch weiter wurde Lehrer und studierte in Heidelberg Medizin. Goethe veröffentlichte die Autobiographie ohne Wissen des Verfassers. Galt lange Zeit als einer der wichtigsten autobiographischen Texte der Goethezeit. - Mit montiertem Exlibris "Bibliotheque de S.E.Mr. de Duc de Dalberg", dem Freund Schillers. Jedes Exlibris mit handschriftlichtem Namenszug "H. Jung-Stilling" und der Jahreszahl 1780. Rücken schwach berieben. Ecken leicht bestossen. Innendeckel leimschattig. - Sonst schönes, fleckenlosese Exemplar., mit Ausnahme von Leimschatten auf den Innendeckeln.

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        Benjamin Franklin. Ne a Boston dans La Nouvelle

      John Martin, Paris 1777 - C. N. COCHIN CHEVALIER (1715-1790) Benjamin Franklin. Ne a Boston dans La Nouvelle Anglterre 17 , Janvier, 1706 Published, John Martin Will, Paris, 1777 Mezzotint engraving Paper size 14 5/8 x 9 5/8¿

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque Publique fondée par M. Prousteau, professeur en droit dans l'Université d'Orléans; composée en partie des Livres et Manuscrits de M. Henri de Valois, & déposée chez lez RR. PP. Bénédictins

      , 1777. 1777. A Paris, chez Pierre-Théophile Barois... et a Orléans, chez Jacques-Philippe Jacob... 1777. xlii,402pp. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Table des auteurs. Later hcalf. Marbled bds. With the exlibri of A.N.L. Munby & H.P.K(raus) on the inside front cover. Second, enlarged edition of this catalogue that was first published in 1721. The gift of the Prousteau library founded the library at Orléans. Guillaume Prousteau was a law professor at the university of Orléans. In 1694 he donated his large collection of books to the city of Orléans, and added an annual amount to buy books and to maintain a librarian. He also paid large amounts for the actual construction of the interior of the library. According to Peignot (Répertoire bibliographique universel, page 120), Prousteau was born on 26 May 1626 in Tours and the gift was made in 1694. He states that Prousteau died in 1715, but Neveux & Dacier (Les Richesses de bibliothèques provenciale, I - Paris, 1982) p. 82 cite Prousteau's birth as 1628 and the date of the gift as April 6, 1714. Pages ix-xxx give an account of the history of the library with a short biography of Guillaume Prousteau in which it says that: tout étaint réglé, il fit, le 6 Avril 1714, la donation entre-vifs de la Bibliothèque, pour l'utilité publique. Cette donation fut acceptée par les Bénédictins comme Dépositaires, & par MM. les Officiers Municipaux au nom du Public. On page xvii there are some manuscript annotations in a contemporary hand. The account of the library also contains a list of benefactors: le Roi (who donated 89 vols), M. l'Abbé d'Hautefeuille, (who donated about 40 vols.)., René Lejay de Massuere (who donated his whole collection of books), M. Antoine Vaslin des Breaux (the largest benefactor who not only donated his books but also money to build shelving), M. Étienne Arterié, Médicin & M.Robert-Joseph Pothier. And there is a list of all librarians. The catalogue is divided into the following main categories: theology, law, history, arts & sciences & belles-lettres. Interesting catalogue with extensive notes for many entries.

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        Journal du second voyage du Capitaine Cook , sur les Vaisseaux la Résolution & l'Aventure; Entrepris par ordre de S.M. Britannique, dans les années 1774 & 1775?

      Pissot & Nyon, Paris 1777 - Octavo, with a folding engraved map at the end; a fine copy in contemporary French marbled calf, spine gilt, label renewed. First French edition of Marra. The first French edition of the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, translated by De Fréville from the 1775 London printing. This is also the first French account of the Antarctic. It includes an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast. Marra's was the first substantial account of the voyage to appear in print, and was published anonymously to circumvent Admiralty regulations against the use of shipboard journals for personal profit by members of the expedition. An audience eager for news of these famous adventures meant that publishers were anxious to bring out narratives as soon as possible after the return of the voyagers, in continental Europe as well as England. Inscribed "malesherbes" with a shelfmark at head of front flyleaf, so probably from the library of Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, royalist, politician and botanist, executed in 1793, who has been described as "one of the sweetest characters of the 18th century" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE DE LA CONSTRUCTION DES THEATRES ET DE MACHINES THEATRALES

      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Paris. 1777. 3h+67Pag+10 Preciosas Laminas de gran tamano. 45x30. Primera parte y unica editada. Esta Rarissima Obra de Roubo trata sobre la construccion de los teatros en 1777, Roubo lanza una teoria, y utiliza la idea siempre acariciada por los arquitectos, un teatro semicircular, la antigua combinada con la etapa moderna y cubierta con una alta cupula con pinturas alegoricas. Verdaderamente espectacular. Ref 20 Bilblioteca A.

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        Liber Veritatis; or A Collection of Prints after the original designs of Claude le Lorrain; in the collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Executed by Richard Earlom in the Manner and Taste of the Drawings.

      1777 - 3 vols. London: Boydell & Co, 1777 (vols 1 & 2) , & Hurst, Robinson & Co, 1819. Folio, matching later half calf gilt, edges uncut; Vol I: mezzotint frontis portrait of Claude, pp. 14 (incl. title), 100 numbered mezzotint plates printed in sepia; Vol II: pp. 5 (incl. title), plates 101-200; Vol III: mezzotint frontis portrait of Earlom, pp. (viii)(incl. title), stipple portrait of Boydell + 100 numbered mezzotints. Complete. Boards worn, some spotting of plates.

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        Interieur einer dreihalligen barocken Kirche mit mehreren Figuren.

      . Feder in Schwarz, grau laviert, über Bleistift, mit doppelter Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten mit Fragment des Wasserzeichens: C & I Honig, rechts am Fuße einer Säule signiert und datiert "Johannes Franciscus Gout inv: et delin 1777.". 28,5:34,2 cm. Durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Die Zeichnung stammt vermutlich noch aus der Zeit, in der Gout als Dekorationsmaler in Schloß Birkenfeld in Unterfranken tätig war.. Des Malers und Radierers Gout früheste Arbeiten sind in Nürnberg nicht lange vor 1773 entstanden. 1773 und die folgenden Jahre war er in Schloß Birkenfeld tätig. 1780 war er Hofmaler in Bayreuth, 1782 wurde er von Goethes Freund, dem Kriegsrat Merck, an den Hof in Darmstadt empfohlen und scheint später Großherzogl. Hessen-Darmstädter Theatermaler geworden zu sein und war als solcher auch in Wiesbaden und Frankfurt am Main tätig. 1808 war er noch in Wiesbaden nachweisbar. Im Historischen Museum, Frankfurt am Main, befinden sich zwei Gemälde, Landschaften mit antiken Gebäuden, die ehemals aus dem Prehn'schen Kabinett stammen.

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        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. Account of Philo's Ambassy from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Caligula [Two Volumes Complete]

      London: Printed for Fielding and Walker, No. 20 Pater Noster Row, London First Editions in this Translation and 1778. Two Volumes. 1777 - Contemporary full leather, volume II with later new spine, 5 raised bands with 2 red labels. Quarto 10½'' x 8½''. Contains [4], [iv], 5-719; [4], 644, [28 Index], [2 Directions for the Plates], [8 List of Subscribers]. Engraved frontispiece in each volume. Illustrated with 69 [of 70, plate on page 543 to volume I is missing - Hyrcanus and Phasael taken prisoners by Antigonus] fine engravings, including frontispieces, and 8 maps [of which 2 are folding]. Age toning to the end leaves and edges, heavy rubbing to the covers, hinges strong and tight, very good wide-margined copy. Member of the P.B.F.A. THEOLOGY & RELIGION [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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