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        A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1777. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 … In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships. 2 volumes, quarto (285 x 233 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked with original spines laid down, raised bands, red and green morocco labels, gilt floral device to compartments. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 49 similar plates of which 25 folding or double-page, mostly after William Hodges, 14 engraved maps, of which 6 folding or double-page, and 1 folding table. Later armorial bookplate of Lord Wenman to front pastedowns. Leather slightly lifting along joints, tips bumped and rubbed, a few mild scuffs and markings to sides, contemporary inked annotations to front free endpapers, perforated stamp of the Indiana University Library to lower margins of title pages with associated ink-stamps to versos, very light offsetting from a small number of plates only, vol. 1 with skilfully repaired tear to folding chart facing p. 1, pale marking to sig. R3, plate no. XXIV facing p. 157 loose, superficial spill-burn to chart of Easter Island facing p. 277, the image spared; vol. 2 with short closed to gutter sig. A4 not affecting text, plate no. LIX (Landing at Tanna) between pp. 54-5 with old repair to fore edge verso, imprint of plate XLV facing p. 81 (Woman of the Island of Tanna) with imprint just shaved. A very good copy, internally crisp and fresh, with generous margins. First edition; Taurus notes that "the plates often offprint onto the text … and they are often cropped at the bottom", neither defect present to any significant extent in this handsome copy. The fame Cook had achieved by his first voyage allowed him to write the account of his second, and historically most important voyage, himself (the account of the third was to be the work of John Douglas and James King). The goal was to circumnavigate the world as far south as possible in search of the great "Terra Australis" which was supposed to lie between New Zealand and South America. The ships went east via the Cape of Good Hope and in three separate approaches completely circumnavigated Antarctica, while also making the first recorded crossing of the Antarctic Circle, reaching over 200 miles south of it to latitude 70°10'S. "Further visits were made to New Zealand, and on two great sweeps Cook made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Nieu, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, and a number of smaller islands. Rounding Cape Horn, on the last part of the voyage, Cook discovered and charted South Georgia, after which he called at Cape Town, St Helena and Ascencion, and the Azores" (Hill). In addition to the detailed description of the geographical, botanical and cultural discoveries on their way towards the South Pole, Cook also deals with the organisational problems on a ship on an expedition of such a large scale. "Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realize the important of preserving the health and well-being of his crew. He did everything possible to maintain their physical fitness and the cleanliness of both men and ships. He conquered the hitherto prevalent scurvy by cutting down the consumption of salt meat and by always having fresh vegetables and fruit on board … On his second voyage, of 112 men on board the Resolution, which he commanded, Cook lost only one by disease — and that not scurvy — a unique achievement in his time" (PMM). Cook's account is also noted for its illustrations, "of very high artistic quality" (Rosove), and mostly after drawings and paintings by young artist William Hodges (1744-1797). Provenance: from the collection of Kenneth Back, descendant of Arctic explorer George Back and meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey between 1963 and 2002, with his albatross bookplate and bibliographical notes laid in; Back saw out eight winters in the Antarctic, including postings as base commander at the Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations, and received the distinguished Fuchs Medal in 1979, followed by Polar Medal the next year.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacrements, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: together with the Psalter of Psalms of David.

      Cambridge Printed by John Archdeacon printer to the University 1777 - 16mo., contemporary ink ownership to front free endpaper, contemporary red panelled calf gilt, single Greek key panel, smooth spine gilt in five compartments, gilt edges, very good indeed. Gaskell 20. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Mit schwarzer Tinte auf geripptem Bütten. Leipz. den 30. Jul. 1777.

      - An den Dresdner Geheimen Kammerrat Heinecke, mit Dank für einen Beitrag für Weißes "Neue Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften und der freyen Künste", betreffend Heineckes "Sammlung von Kupferstichen nach den berühmtesten Gemählden der königl. Gallerei zu Dresden". Weiße beklagt: "Das Buch der Bibliothek kommt dießmal sehr spät. Die Polygraphie wird itzt so groß, daß man in den Buchdruckereyen über die Gebühr aufgehalten wird". Der neue Band war seit Pfingsten, d.h. Mitte Mai unter der Presse gewesen. - Christian Felix Weiße verfaßte und übersetzte Libretti und Dramen und gründete mit dem "Kinderfreund" die erste deutsche Jugendzeitschrift. Außerdem war er über 30 Jahre lang Redakteur der "Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften und der freyen Künste" (später "Neue Bibliothek.")

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        Holograph Pay Account of Captain David Latham of the Sloop Ranger (or Rainger). July 3, 1777

      New London, Connecticut, 1777. Near Fine. Large laid paper leaf. 8.25" x 12". Old folds, near fine. An accounting of pay and expenses owed to Latham with note of his receipt of payment the same paid by [Captain] John Deshon. Lawrence's expenses included delivering cargo to Boston, awaiting orders in New London, and waiting ten days in Hartford for orders from the Governor. Four days before this document the Governor and Connecticut Council of Safety commissioned Latham to deliver salt to Boston.

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        Anleitung zur Verfertigung schöner Zimmerwerksrisse, und wie solche mit Tusch oder Farben auszuarbeiten sind, enthaltend die Proportion der deutschen, französischen und italiänischen Dächer, sammt ihren Verbindungen, imgleichen allerley Werksätze, regulare und irregulare, und wie die Schifftung auf denselben vorzunehmen. Desgleichen wird auch ein Bundhaus und Cattonhänge, wie auch allerley Kuppeln und neufaconirte Thurnbedeckungen vorgestellet. Den jung angehenden Zimmerleuten und andern zum Besten an das Licht gestellet. [Und:] Zugabe zur Verfertigung schöner Zimmerwerksrisse, Worinnen noch Verschiedenes von Dachverbindungen, Abbindung der Dachwände auf dem Werksatze, Aufeinanderdämmung der Balken [...] mitgetheiet wird. [2 Teile in 1 Bd.].

      Augsburg, Johann Martin Will, 1777 Gr.8°, Titelbl., 36 S., Titelbl., 31 S., 13 Falttaf. in Holzschnitt, Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt., Rücken mit brauner Farbe übermalt, 2 Bibliotheksstempel a. 1. Titelbl., do. jeweils 1 auf den letzten Textbl., tlw. etw. stockfl. u. knittrig; allg. sehr gutes Ex. Die «Anleitung» in 2.. verbesserter Auflage. die «Zugabe» in EA. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Holzbau Geschichte - 18 Jht.

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        Tractatus de morbis cutaneis, Parijs, Cavelier, 1777, 4o, 16 +704 + ( 4 ) pag., half leather [ first modern textbook on dermatology ]

      Tractatus de morbis cutaneis, Parijs, Cavelier, 1777, 4o, 16 +704 + ( 4 ) pag., half leather [ first modern textbook on dermatology ]

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        Anweisung wie die äußerlichen Pulsadergeschwülste auf eine geschickte Weise von den Wundärzten zu curieren sind nebst einigen Kupfern von Carl Guattani.

      Altenburg, in der Richterischen Buchhandlung 1777, 8, (16), 132 pp., mit einer gefalteten Quart- und zwei gefalteten Foliokupferstichtafeln mit 6 Figuren, Pappband der Zeit frisches Exemplar, Doublette aus dem Karolinskainstitut. Seltene deutsche erste Ausgabe des Hauptwerkes des "Leibwundarzt des Pabstes Clemens des vierzehnten" Carlo Guattani "De externis aneurysmatibus manu chirurgica rnethodice pertraetandis etc." (1772). Sein Kollege "Johannes Baptista Lancici, der berühmte päbstliche Leibarzt, welcher in der gelehrten Geschichte einen großen Rang behauptet, und ein vortreffliches Werk von den Pulsadergeschwülsten geschrieben hat, die sich an den inneren Schlagadern äußern, munterten den Guataani auf, sich gleichen Ruhm mit Heilung der äußerlichen Pulsadern zu erwerben .. Herr Guattani hat anfänglich selber die Pulsadergeschwülste mit dem Schnitt und der Ligatur curirt, . so war er der Meynung, die zur Operation untauglichen Pulsadergeschwülste liber der Natur allein zu überlassen, als den Schenkel abzulösen, .. brachte er eine Cur zur Vollkommenheit, die blos durch Umwickelung und Binden geschieht, .." Vorrede des Uebersetzers-Carlo Guattani, "bedeutender Chirurg des 18. Jahrhunderts, geboren am 30. April 1707 zu San Bartolomeo Bagni (Novara), studirte im Alter von 16 Jahren Medicin in Rom und besuchte zu seiner speciellen Ausbildung in der Chirurgie das Hospital Santo Spirito. 1738 erhielt er die Erlaubniss, chirurgische Praxis zu treiben und 1742 wurde er als Nachfolger von GIOVANNI PIETRO GAI dirigirender Arzt am genannten Hospital. 1745 veröffentlichte er seine erste Arbeit über zwei Fälle von Aneurysma(Rom 1745), ging dann nach Paris, wo er 18 Monate blieb, Mitglied der Academie Rovale de Chirurgie und correspondirendes der Academie des Sciences wurde. Dann machte er Studienreisen durch Italien und befreundete sich mit BERTRANDI in Turin, MOLINELLI in Bologna und MORGAGNI in Padua. Nach segensreicher Thätigkeit als Lehrer und Operateur in Rom starb er 1771 im Alter von 64 Jahren an Leberleiden und Ascites, nachdem er wenige Tage vor seinem Tode noch punctirt war.Dasbedeutendste Werk Guattan's ist betitelt: "De externis aneurysmatibus manu chirurgica rnethodice pertraetandis etc." (Rom 1772, 4.), worin er die Therapie der Aneurysmen durch Empfehlung der systematischen Compression sehr wesentlich bereichert hat. Ferner hat sich Guattani durch Verbesserung der Ösophagotomie verdient gemacht, beschrieben in: "Mém. sur l'oesophagotomie" (Mém, de l'Acad. roy. de chir. III, p. 351). Er beschrieb auch einen Fall von Echinococcus hepatis: "Observation anatomique sur une grande quantité d'hydatides sorties d'une tumeur survenue à la région du foie" (Acad. roy. des sciences de Paris 1767, pag. 44)." Pagel, Hirsch II, p.676 siehe Dict. Hist.II, pp.646-647 Capparoni, P. : Guattani, Carlo, 1709-1773. In his Profili biobibl. med., Roma, 1928, 2: 94-6, Portr.

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        A Voyage Round the Worldandnbspin His Britannic Majestys Sloop Resolution Commanded by Captain James Cook during the Years 1772 3 4 and 5

      First edition. 2 vols. Large folding engraved map of the South Pole. 4to. Contemporary hatched russia rebacked, with red morocco label to spines; title page of vol. I being a cancel mounted on the stub of the fourth leaf. xx, 601, [2]; [iv], 607pp. London,

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        Holograph Receipt for removing furniture from the House of a Royalist. Salem, Massachusetts, 1777

      - Small holograph document. 6.5" x 2". Tear repaired on verso with glassine, else near fine. In full: "Salem, April 1777. Rec. of Mr. Abr[aha]m. Watson Treasurer of the Committee of Safety etc. three shillings for assisting in removing the House furniture of Will[ia]m. Browne, Esq. Jon[atha]n. Andrew." Docketed on verso. The furniture was removed from the home of William Browne, Royalist Judge in the Massachusetss Superior Court. He evacuated from Boston with Howe in 1776. The Massachusetts legislature banished him from the state in 1778. He served as Royal Governor of Bermuda from 1781-1788. Jonathan Andrew served at Bunker Hill; Abraham Watson, of the Committee of Safety, was Anmdrew's father-in-law.

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        Flora Scotica: (2 Vols complete)

      1777 - 1777. Third Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Moses Griffith 1747-1819. 2 Or a Systematic Arrangement, in the Linnaean Method, of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides. 1st edition, complete 2 vols, 37 plates. In modern dark brown half calf with brown marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, new endpapers, bookplate to fpds (Ashton Allis) text blocks sprinkled red, printed by B White, at Horace's Head, Fleet Street, London, some light offsetting. Vol 1, first two eps have been clipped at head (removing names?), additional engraved titlepage present with the Moses Griffith vignette, (xli), [1], [1], 2-530 pp, 24 B&W plates (including the eng tp, & 3 folding). Vol 2, with the additional engraved titlepage with vignette, [4], 531-1151 pp, [1], [24] index, 13 B&W plates (including the engraved plate and 6 folding), small tear repair to fep & additional tp at head, some occasional faint browning, light staining to first 4 leaves at head. A lovely set of a rare title. (ESTC T68845. Pritzel 5318) A reissue of the 1777 edition, but without the addition of "Some account of the author of this work," by Thomas Pennant, dated Nov. 13th, 1788, which is sometimes inserted between a2 and a3. Pennant contributed the Class 1 Quadrupeds pages 1-66. Having traveled with Lightfoot during his second tour and voyage to the Hebrides in he summer of 1772. Lightfoot, Church of England clergyman and naturalist was the Rector of Gotham in Nottinghamshire, and Chaplain to the Duchess Dowager of Portland. See ODNB.

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        La vie et les opinions de Tristram Shandy traduites de l'Anglois de Stern

      imprimerie de typographie 1777 - Reliure cuir tome 1 1777 a neufchatel tome 2 1785 a londres rare les 4 parties en 2 tomes reliure cuir à 5 caissons [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Diverses de M. Le Chevalier Rutlidge, contenant ses poesies et queleques dissertations. Tome Premier et Tome Second. Zusammen 2 Bände

      De l\'Imprimerie de la Societe Litt. & Typogr. 1777 De l\'Imprimerie de la Societe Litt. & Typogr., Yverdon, 1777. 174 S./ 235 S. mit einigen Schmuckvignetten im Holzschnitt, original Broschur, (Rücken mit Fehlstelle) - gute Exemplare / Erste Ausgabe / Vergl. Gay/Lem. III, 912 - Cioranescu III, 57880 - Ouerard VIII, 288 / sehr seltene Veröffentlichung des englisch-französischen Publizisten J. J. Rutlidge (1743-1794), eine der illustren Randfiguren der Französischen Revolution. Er hatte sich 1790 vergeblich um Aufnahme in den Jacobinerclub bemüht und wurde 1793 nach dem Tode Marats eingekerkert (vergl. DNB XVII, 518 f.) - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Biographien

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        Schat-Kamer ofte konst der stuurlieden, behelzende een duidelyke onderwyzinge in de navigatie. Amsterdam, J. v. Keulen en Zoonen, 1777. [gebonden met:] De tafelen sinuum, tongentium en secantium. Amsterdam, J. v. Keulen en Zoonen. z. j., ongepagineerd. [en met:] Nieuwe tafel der lengte en breedte van de meest bekende plaatsen des aardrijks. z. pl., z. j.

      (14)+470+32 pag. Gebonden in 19e- eeuws half linnen. Beide werken genoemd op de titelpagina. De Schat-kamer is geillustreerd met 3 uitvouwbare platen en vele tekstillustraties. Zeldzaam. Niet in NHSM en niet in Bierens de Haan.

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        [Trial of William Dodd], The Whole Proceedings on the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the City of London; and also the Gaol Delivery for the County of Middlesex; Held at Justice Hall in the Old Bailey... [between Wednesday the 4th of December 1776, and Wednesday the 15th October 1777, Being the First Eight Sessions in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir Thomas Hallifax, Lord Mayor of the City of London].

      London: Printed by William Richardson, 1777.. COMPLETE ORIGINAL SESSIONS. Small quarto, pp.417 [7]. Complete with the index at rear. In recent mottled full calf with raised bands and gilt titles to red label on spine. Blind ruling and decoration to boards. Edges heavily trimmed. Top edge trimmed a little too close, affecting the top line of print in a handful of cases. Otherwise very good. The first appearance in print of the trial of the Dr. William Dodd, notoriously executed on 27th June 1777 for forging a bond in the name of his former pupil Philip Stanhope, the Earl of Chesterfield. Known as the 'Macaroni Parson' for his profligate lifestyle, Dodd had previously been caught offering a sought-after London rectorate for sale, causing him to loose his position as a Deacon.

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        Autograph Note Signed by Connecticut Governor Jonathan Trumbull during the Revolutionary War requesting Flour and Bread for the Militia. 1777

      Lebanon, Connecticut. 14 June 1777. Laid paper with partial watermark. Approximately 7.25" x 5.25". Old folds, light ink smudge, age-toning, good. Trumbull authorizes Peter Goodrich at Middletown to deliver flour and bread to "Ebenezer Ledyard of the Groton Company of the Militia, at that place..." The document entirely in Trumbull's hand. Docketed on the verso by both Ledyard and Samuel Smith. Trumbull was Royal Governor of Connecticut and was the only such to support the rebelling Colonies. He remained as Governor for the entirety of the Revolution. .

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        Holograph Signed Parole of Captain William Judd, Captain of HMS Antelope, captured by the Connecticut Navy during the Revolutionary War. October 14, 1777

      Lebanon, (Connecticut). 1777. One folio leaf of laid paper written on the recto only. 7.75" x 13.5". A couple of spots of foxing otherwise bright, supple, and fine. A parole letter Signed by Captain William Judd and witnessed by Elisha Williams and John Alden. Captain Judd of HM Frigate Antelope was retuning home to England on the armed HM Packet Ship Weymouth, departing from Jamaica bound for London, when the ship was captured by the Connecticut Navy Ship Oliver Cromwell, off the Azores Islands on 28 July 1777. A prize crew brought the Weymouth to Kennebec River, Massachusetts (now Maine). It was eventually armed as Massachusetts Privateer Ship Hancock. The captured British seamen were transported to Connecticut to await exchange. This document states: "I, William Judd Esq late Captain of the Antelope being made prisoner of war while passenger on board the Weymouth, do declare upon my honour that I will not do anything injurious to the United States of America by writing, speaking or otherwise; nor give any Intelligence to the Commander and Chief of the British Forces..." In exchange Judd had the freedom of the town of Lebanon but could "...not depart therefrom, without permission obtained therefor from his Excellency the Governor of Said State." A very nice example of an uncommon parole document. .

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        Paradise Lost... With the Life of Milton by Thomas Newton. -- Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in Four Books. To Which are Added, Samson Agonistes: and Poems on Several Occasions

      Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1777. First American edition. 2 volumes, Octavo (200 x 121 mm). Half-titles. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Norman. (Some pale browning and spotting.) Near uniform contemporary calf, spines blind ruled and lettered "M" in one compartment and with volume number below (some slight edgewear, upper third of front free endpaper in vol. I cut away); quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: George Thomas (signature on title in vol. I); Isaac Osgood (contemporary gift inscription from S.L. Pickman? on half-title in vol. II); Elizabeth Pickman? (signature on front free endpaper in vol. II.) Extremely scarce copy of the first American printing of Milton's Paradise Lost. The handful of copies seen in the auction record are usually just the first volume, which only goes up to book eleven. The final book of Paradise Lost and the lengthy Index is found in the second volume, making a complete set essential for the first American printing of Paradise Lost. This copy brought $6600 at Christies in 2005, before that there wasn't a complete copy since Goodspeed in the 20s and Scribners in the 40s.

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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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        Le Royaume de Naples divisé en douze provinces.

      Artist: Elwe Jan Barend (-1777) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: 1792 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 43,5 x 53,5; description: Map shows south Italy with its 12 provinces and partly Sicily and Greece with the island Corfu; - vita of the artist: Jan Barend Elwe ( 177 - 1815), was a Dutch publisher and book seller who reissued maps by De L Isle and Ottens and some other cartographers in the late 18th century. His famous map "Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties" was derived mainly from Sanson?s and Jaillot?s maps of 1656 and 1676. At this time, California was no longer shown as an island, but as a peninsular, and the Great Lakes to the north are enclosed, which was another feature often shown incorrectly on earlier maps of America. This map has been published in 1792 in an Atlas which included 37 other maps of different countries.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to New Jersey's Revolutionary War Governor William Livingston Recommending Officers for the Middlesex Militia

      [Princeton?. undated - circa 1777]. Laid paper. Approximately 7.5" x 7". Old folds with small tears at the edges, ink has burned through in one small spot, general age-toning, very good. Docketed on the verso. In full:"To His Excelensy the Governor & the Council of Saftey sitting at Princeton. Whearas the third Batalyn of Middlesex militia Having Neither a first Nor second Mayjor We should be glad if your Exelensey & the Council of Saftey would appoynt there the persons we would recommend is Captin Robbert Nixon [Robert Nixon] for First Mayjor & Adjutant Thommas Egburts [Thomas Egbert] Second Mayjor.Jacob Hyer Coll.Wm. Scudder Lietenant Coll"Col. Jacob Hyer was the proprietor of Sign of the Hudibras, a Princeton inn that was a center of Revolutionary foment where students and patriots would meet. He was close to the upper echelons of the Continental command and hosted John Adams and the New England delegation to the First Continental Congress. He was entrusted by Washington to bail out John Honeyman, a double agent who was perhaps Washington's most reliable spy when he was arrested for high treason as a Tory. The taverns of New Jersey were central as meeting places for the Revolutionary effort. Hyer and Scudder were appointed to their positions in 1776. Hyer commanded the Third Middlesex Militia at both the Battle of Princeton on January 3rd 1777, and at the Battle of Monmouth in June of 1778.William Scudder was a prosperous Princeton miller who served in the Army throughout the War. Robert Nixon was a tanner from New Brunswick who distinguished himself as the Captain of Nixon's Troop of Light-Horse of Middlesex, when he was indeed promoted to Major in the 3rd Middlesex. It appears that Thomas Egbert was promoted as well, although less seems to be known of him.Interesting Revolutionary War document centered around Princeton, which in itself was at the epicenter of the action at that time during the Revolutionary War. .

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        Caroline meridionale et partie de la Georgie Par le Chevr. Bull Gouverneur Lieutenant. le Capitaine Gascoign, Chevr. Bryan. et de Brahm Arpenteur Général de la Caroline Meridle. et un Arpenteurs de la Georgie, en 4 Feuilles [with inset strip map:] Cours del la Riviere d'Hudson et la Communication avec le Canada Par le Lac Champlain Jusqu'au Fort Chambly par Sauthier

      Chez le Rouge rue des grands Augustins, Paris 1777 - Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, on four sheets, partially joined to form two folding sheets, one joined section: 29 x 40 1/2 inches, the other 30 1/2 x 40 1/4 inches, with strengthened left margins. A very fine copy of this important large scale map of the Carolinas and Georgia, with an inset of the course of the Hudson River, an early French edition of the most important source map of the region for the second half of the 18th century. The rare "Le Rouge" edition of De Brahm's 'A Map of South Carolina and Part of Georgia,' with the addition of Le Rouge's version of Claude Sauthier's map of the course of the Hudson River. Cumming writes of the De Brahm's map: 'This map shows the coast from the North Carolina boundary line southward to St. Mary's River in Georgia and extends westward to the Indian country . For the coastal region and up the larger rivers as far as the settlements extend, great care and detail in surveying is evident . The actual amount of topographical information given . is impressive.' (Cumming p.280). Le Rouge explains the presence of the strip map of the course of the Hudson as a sort of bonus. Seeing that the fourth sheet of the map was largely blank, and as a 'thank you' to the map-buying public after forty years in the business, he decided to add 'Cours de Riviere d'Hudson qui est un chef d'oeuvre de Sauthier' which sells for 3 pounds 12 shillings in London. The fine strip-map actually takes the place of the large title vignette and index of land owners in South Carolina and Georgia that is found on the edition of 1757. De Brahm emigrated from Germany to Georgia in 1751. His long service as a military engineer in the army of Charles VII of Bavaria placed him in good stead, his talents were recognized and his advice and designs for fortifications much sought after. These requests for advice involved much travelling, and allowed him to gather a great deal of information about South Carolina and Georgia. After less than two years he felt confident enough to announce his intention of publishing a map of the area and asking for information from land owners who wanted their plantations included. But it wasn't until 1757 that the map was eventually published. De Brahm became the Surveyor General of the Southern District of North America, and his map remained the most important general source map of the area for the rest of the eighteenth century. Cf. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps, 310 (1757 edition, mentions Le Rouge edition); cf. Degrees of Latitude, 57 (1757 edition); Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.820.

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        The Works of John Locke

      London: W. Strahan, J.F. And C. Rivington, L. Davis, W. Owen et al, 1777. Four volumes complete - Volume One - [6], iii-xl, *xli-*xlviii, xli-lvi, 788pp, [14]; Volume Two - [2], 681pp, [11]; Volume Three - [2], 610pp, [8] and Volume Four - [4], 644, *645-*651, 645-670pp, [10]. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, leather title label to second panel, oval volume label to third, remaining panels with central lozenge made up from smaller tools with cross hatch corner pieces, gilt rolled border to covers, gilt roll to edges, French curl marbled endpapers. Covers rubbed, outer joints rubbed and slightly chipped in a couple of places with small amounts of loss to leather, small split to head of volumes one and two, larger split to foot of volume one, but all holding well, corners bumped with small amounts of loss to leather, scrape to lower cover of volume one. Internally frontispiece is lightly foxed with minor offsetting from frontispiece on to title, chart in volume one is spotted and creased with small tear to one fold, some minor browning, but generally quite bright and clean. Presentation inscription on ffep to John Vane 'from his old school fellow and friend ??? Graham'. Engraved portrait frontispiece by F.B. Cipriani to volume one, folding chart (Analysis of Locke's Doctrine of Ideas in his Essay on Human Understanding) to volume one. With the book label of Earl Vane to front pastedowns. This edition is a reprint of the Hollis edition of 1768, "with some editing and additions by Bishop Edward Law. The 'Defence' and its appendix in vol. 1 were written by him. Though he omits the Latin text of the first 'toleration' letter, he does include some additional letters (v4. pp.*654-651), all except the letter to Bold here published for the first time" (Yolton). Yolton 370. Eighth Edition. Full Calf. Good. Illus. by Cipriani, F.B.. 4to.

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        A Map of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey

      Matthew Albert Lotter,, Augsburg, 1777 - The Provinces of New York and New Jersey Engraved map on two sheets, fine original hand-colour, good wide margins. This map afforded British commanders during the Revolutionary-War an excellent overview of areas that would be crucial in the early years of the war, in particular the Hudson Valley and Lake Champlain areas. Likewise, New Jersey is well-delineated for the period. The map first appeared in London the year before this edition. Lotter issued in Germany a number of English maps relating to America and the Revolution, probably because of interest aroused by the large number of German troops involved in the conflict.

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        Six Odes, Presented to that Justly-Celebrated Historian, Mrs. Catharine Macaulay, on Her Birth-Day, and Publicly Read to a Polite and Brilliant Audience, Assembled April the Second, at Alfred-House, Bath, to Congratulate that Lady on the Happy Occasion

      Bath: Printed and Sold by R. Cruttwell, for the Benefit of a Worthy Clergyman, in Distress, [1777], 1777. First edition. ESTC T106176, recording three locations in the UK and ten in the US; NCBEL II, 676 (R. Polwhele). An inoffensive contemporary ink stain in the margin of one page; title-page a little dust-soiled; very good copy. Rare.. 4to, modern marbled paper boards, red morocco label, gilt lettering. A rare literary festschrift for author and historian Catharine Macaulay (1731-1791) on the occasion of her 46th birthday, organized by her friend Thomas Wilson, a clergyman of Bath who shared many of Macaulay's liberal republican views. Macaulay had accepted Wilson's invitation to live at his home, Alfred House, after which he arranged this birthday celebration that included her sitting on a throne, listening to odes written for the occasion. This pamphlet, which contains an account of the festivities and some other explanatory material, as well as the odes, was published to commemorate the event. The profit from the sales were to go to an unnamed clergyman in need. The author, "A Youth of Seventeen Years of Age," of the fourth ode was English poet Richard Polwhele (1760-1838), and according to the DNB this is his first appearance in print. NCBEL does list another title by Polwhele the same year, ahead of this one.

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        Essai sur les N.N. ou sur les Inconnus

      S.l., (Berlin, Stahlbaum), 1777, in 12, de 146pp. et 1 f. d'errata, ill. de 5 figures gravées à mi-page, demi-veau blond époque, dos lisse orné, coiffe sup. lég. usée, rousseurs. Exemplaire du Dr Morison de Greenfield avec son ex-libris gravé, mention au titre "donné par M. Barbier, Bibl. du Roi", puis étiquette dorée au 1er plat "Charlesworth Masonic Library". Très rare ouvrage sur cette société initiatique maçonnique d'origine antique, peu connue, et que l'on a comparée aux Templiers. C'est aussi d'une certaine manière une tentative d'explication des origines de la maçonnerie, depuis les mystères antiques jusqu'aux Templiers. On y trouve des observations sur les mystères d'Isis et d'Eleusis, les Druides, les Francs-maçons et les origines de la maçonnerie, et les Templiers. Par ailleurs rappelons que Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter fut un ami de Goethe. L'acronyme N.N. masque sans doute ici la formule latine "Nomen nescio" (de nom inconnu) ce qui correspond bien à cette société secrète dite des "Inconnus". Cela n'est pas sans rappeler aussi les "Supérieurs inconnus" qui hantèrent l'imaginaire maçonnique de la seconde moitié du 18e siècle. ¶ Dessubré n°407 - Fesch p.704 - Caillet n°4650 - Wolfstieg n°4860 (avec 146pp.) - Biblioth. de Lyon FM n°71(ex. de l'ordre Martiniste) - Manque à Dorbon et Guaïta

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        Opuscules de physique, animale et végétale

      Genève, Barthelemi Chirol, 1777, in-8, 2 vol. de I. (4), CXXIV, 255, (5)pp, 2pl. - II. (4), 405, (3)pp, 4pl, basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (Rel. de l'ép.), 6 planches gravées par Dom. Cagnoni. PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE traduite par Jean Senebier. L'abbé Spallanzani (1729-99) s'opposa à Needham en refusant la théorie de la génération spontanée. Ses recherches firent de lui un précurseur de Louis Pasteur et le fondateur de la biologie expérimentale. Dans cet ouvrage, l'auteur expose les expériences et les observations de Needham sur les animalcules, avant de proposer son analyse. Dans la 2° partie, il s'attache aux vers spermatiques et discute les opinions de Buffon à ce sujet. Ex-libris manuscrit docteur J. Bouquet. Coiffes et coins restaurés, qqs éraflures. Bon exemplaire

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        Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Brüder auf den caraibischen [karibischen] Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jau. Herausgegeben von Johann Jakob Bossart. Erster [UND: Zweyter] Theil.

      Barby/ Leipzig, Christian Friedrich Laux und Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1777; EA; 2 Bände; ca 19x12 cm; (16) 444, Seiten (2) 445-1068 mit 3 Karten, 4 Kupfertafeln und 1 Falttabelle; Ledereinbände d. Zt. mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung (Einbände leicht bestoßen und berieben, die Kupfertafeln oben etwas knapp bis fast zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten, die Falttabelle etwas knittrig; sonst guter Zustand)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Brüdergemeinde; Karibik; Mittelamerika

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      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. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, 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, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Billet autographe de reconnaissance de dettes

      s.n. 1777 - - s.n., s.l. 18 avril 1777, 11x17,1cm, un feuillet remplié. - Billet autographe signé de Madame de Sade, dans laquelle cette dernière reconnaît des dettes envers sa mère, Madame la présidente de Montreuil. Un petit trou sans manque de texte. Paraphe du notaire de Sade, Maître Gibert, précisant le nombre de pièces versées en dessous des trois lignes de texte. Tout au long de sa vie, le Marquis - fastueux et très dépensier - fut criblé de dettes et n'eut de cesse de chercher de l'argent, principalement auprès de ses beaux-parents par l'entremise de sa femme. Provenance : archives de la famille. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Autographed note signed by Madame de Montreuil Marquise de Sade, in which she acknowledges debts to her mother, the President of Montreuil. A small hole without lack of text. The banker's initials indicating the number of coins paid on the back of each banknote. Provenance: archives of the family. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        JOURNAL DU SECOND VOYAGE DU CAPITAINE COOK, sur les vaisseaux La Resolution & L'Aventure; Entrepris par ordre de S. M. Britannique, dans les annees 1774 & 1775.

      Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris chez Pissot et Nyon, 1777. FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE. 1777, translated by De Freville from the 1775 London printing. 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, large folding engraved map at rear showing the routes of the two ships, plus an EXTRA ADDED MAP not called for in the collation, placed before the half-title "Part of the Tropical discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook 1774, the revised issue", taken from the Gentleman's Magazine 1776 (this map was added recently, it was not present when listed in the Parson Collection). Pages: half-title and title page, [1] xix, [1], 1-546, bound in full contemporary French mottled calf, gilt title to spine, floral gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, upper hinge beginning to crack but covers holding firmly, occasional pale foxing, a few pages lightly age-browned, 1 page has pin hole affecting 1 letter, easily understood, small pale brown spot to last 2 pages, short closed tear to 1 lower margin neatly repaired not affecting text, Victor Froussard's name on a small label mounted at top of half-title and his name stamped in ink. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy. John Marra's book first appeared anonymously in England in 1775. It was the first full account published of Cook's second voyage and was a first hand account as Marra was an Irish gunner on the Resolution. It contained many observations and incidents which did not appear in the official account which appeared 18 months later. It contained an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast and It also contained the first printed account of the Antarctic based on actual observation, the Resolution having crossed the Antarctic circle at 3 points. See The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 1, No. 107; Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 234 No 1272. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Oeuvres Diverses de M. Le Chevalier Rutlidge, contenant ses poesies et queleques dissertations. Tome Premier et Tome Second. Zusammen 2 Bände

      De l'Imprimerie de la Societe Litt. & Typogr., Yverdon, 1777. 174 S./ 235 S. mit einigen Schmuckvignetten im Holzschnitt, original Broschur, (Rücken mit Fehlstelle) - gute Exemplare / Erste Ausgabe / Vergl. Gay/Lem. III, 912 - Cioranescu III, 57880 - Ouerard VIII, 288 / sehr seltene Veröffentlichung des englisch-französischen Publizisten J. J. Rutlidge (1743-1794), eine der illustren Randfiguren der Französischen Revolution. Er hatte sich 1790 vergeblich um Aufnahme in den Jacobinerclub bemüht und wurde 1793 nach dem Tode Marats eingekerkert (vergl. DNB XVII, 518 f.) -

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      Vienna: F. Godefroy, 1777. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 5 x 6 3/4". Framed 15 3/4 x 16" This informative engraving by Fauvel depicts the surrender of General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga on 17th October 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. The image shows the British army on the left and the American army on the right with General Burgoyne surrendering his sword to Major General Horatio Gates. The Battle of Saratoga is considered a turning point in the American Revolutionary War that won the Americans foreign assistance from France. Following Burgoyne's surrendering the sword, which was returned, the British army surrendered their arms while the American army played "Yankee Doodle", which is depicted here in the view. The view is in good condition with minor foxing. Nicely framed.

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        Oeuvres Diverses de M. Le Chevalier Rutlidge, contenant ses poesies et queleques dissertations. Tome Premier et Tome Second. Zusammen 2 Bände

      De l'Imprimerie de la Societe Litt. & Typogr. 1777 - - gute Exemplare / Erste Ausgabe / Vergl. Gay/Lem. III, 912 - Cioranescu III, 57880 - Ouerard VIII, 288 / sehr seltene Veröffentlichung des englisch-französischen Publizisten J. J. Rutlidge (1743-1794), eine der illustren Randfiguren der Französischen Revolution. Er hatte sich 1790 vergeblich um Aufnahme in den Jacobinerclub bemüht und wurde 1793 nach dem Tode Marats eingekerkert (vergl. DNB XVII, 518 f.) - Gewicht in Gramm: 318 De l'Imprimerie de la Societe Litt. & Typogr., Yverdon, 1777. 174 S./ 235 S. mit einigen Schmuckvignetten im Holzschnitt, original Broschur, (Rücken mit Fehlstelle) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        An Essay on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff.

      London: for T. Davies, 1777 - Octavo (213 x 132 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red morocco label, gilt rules either side of raised bands, red sprinkled edges. Early ownership inscription of W. Radcliffe on front pastedown, under remains of bookplate. Headcap worn, joints cracked at head and tail but holding firm, a couple of creased corners, contents clean, a very good copy. With the half-title. First edition. Morgann "took issue with Dr Johnson as to whether the knight was a fat, drunken coward or a figure worthy of admiration. In a close analysis of Shakespeare's technique as a dramatist, Morgann argued that Shakespeare's intent was to gain sympathy from the audience for Falstaff at the expense of the virtuous young king and, in doing so, reverse or question accepted moral values. Consequently, in Morgann's essay, Falstaff becomes something of a witty, good-natured Don Quixote figure who displays true courage" (ODNB). Johnson's response was scornful – "Why, Sir, we shall have the man come forth again; and as he has proved Falstaff to be no coward, he may prove Iago to be a very good character" – but Morgann's essay greatly influenced literary criticism of 1 Henry IV well into the 20th century, particularly the literary approaches of Edward Dowden and A. C. Bradley. Jaggard 222. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Bellunése, le Feltrin et le Cadorin.

      Remondini, 1777. Incisione in rame, mm 568x478. Tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare perfetto. Copperplate, coloured, 568x478. From "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example.

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        LES INCAS, ou La Destruction de l'Empire du Pérou

      Lacombe: Paris, 1777. Two volumes, 19.5 cm, full straight-grained navy blue morocco, all page edges gilt, bound-in ribbon markers, pink endpapers. pp [iii]-xii, (339, errata), [3]; (2), 380, (4, approbation and privilege), [2]. Engraved frontispiece and 10 engraved plates by de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau, Née and Simonet after Jean Michel Moreau Le Jeune (complete). Bindings has light wear to the edges and corners; mild foxing early and late; light toning to several plates; inner hinges cracked but firm; 7 cm tear to lower inner corner of front free endpaper of volume II neatly repaired; VG+ otherwise, the contents quite clean and fresh. Sabin 44652; Cohen-De Ricci 690. Marmontel's account of the fall of the Inca Empire, sympathetic to the Indians if somewhat melodramatic, nicely illustrated. Because a chapter calling for religious tolerance in his book BÉLISAIRE earned him the censure of the Sorbonne and the Archbishop of Paris, in LES INCAS he retaliated by attributing the cruelty of the Spanish to their religious zeal. Significant as an Enlightenment era plea for tolerance, the work proved popular and went through numerous editions in several languages. Jean-François Marmontel was a French historian, writer, librettist, prominent member of the Encyclopédistes, friend of Voltaire, and from 1783, perpetual secretary of the Académie. Front paste-down with the engraved armorial bookplate of Ross Ambler Curran, early twentieth-century California society figure and bibliophile. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. Binding: Hardcover .

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        Kerkelyke Historie van het Psalm-Gezang der Christenen, van de dagen der Apostelen af, tot op onzen Tegenwoordygen Tyd toe. En inzonderheid van onze verbeterde Nederduitsche Psalmberyminge, uit echte Gedenkstukken saamgebragt. Met Kunstplaaten.

      Amsterdam, Wed. Loveringh en Allart 1777/1778. 2 delen, (XXII) 496, (XI) 519 p. Origineel Perkament, 8° (Vrij zeldzaam werk over de geschiedenis van het zingen van de psalmen. Geïllustreerd met 2 pagina's met notenschrift, waarvan 1 uitvouwbaar, en 1 uitvouwbare gravure, zonder de 10 portretten.).

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