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        Geschichte der alten Sternkunde oder die Erläuterungen der astronomischen Geschichte des Altertums.

      Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, 1777. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 8 Blatt, 334 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 399 Seiten, 2 Blatt, 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Schlichter Karton der Zeit 23 x 13 cm, etwas berieben und bestoßen, gutes Exemplar Übersetzt von Christian Ernst Wünsch (Verf. von "Horus oder astrognostisches Endurtheil über die Offenbarung Johannis"), der hier auch einen Vorbericht beigibt (9 S.). - Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793), franz. Astronom u. erster Bürgermeister von Paris, wurde während der Franz. Revolution auf der Guillotine hingerichtet. Bailly wurde bekannt durch die Berechnung der Umlaufbahn des Halleyschen Kometen. Sein vorl. Hauptwerk erschien 1775-87 in 5 Bänden, wurde aber nicht komplett ins Deutsche übersetzt. Er vertritt hier die Theorie, dass die Wissenschaft die meisten Entdeckungen einem in einer Sintflut unterge-gangenen Volk verdanke, was u.a. einen Streit mit Voltaire auslöste. "Beym Einbruche der großen Fluth flüchteten auch einige Menschen auf die hohen Gebirge Asiens [.] die darunter befindlichen Gelehrten, deren Wissenschaft also bloß in Traditionen bestand, wurden zu Regenten gedachter neuen Colonien ernannt und, wegen ihrer Wissenschaft, von den übrigen unwissenden Menschen vergöttert." (Wünsch) - Inhalt: Von den Erfindern der Sternkunde u. von dem Alter desselben; Von den ältesten astronomischen Entdeckungen; Ueber die Sternkunde vor der Sündfluth; Von der Sternkunde kurz nach der Sündfluth u. von den astronomischen Kenntnissen der Indianer u. Chineser; Ueber die Sternkunde bey den alten Persiern u. Chaldäern; bey den Aegyptiern; bey den alten Griechen u. von den Philosophen der jonischen Sekte; bey den Pythagoräern, Stoikern u. einigen andern Philosophen; bey den Akademikern; Ueber den Ursprung der Sterndeuterey. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lo Spirito delle leggi . con le note dell'abate Antonio Genovesi.Napoli, al colophon del primo volume: presso Domenico Terres, 1777.

      Napoli, al colophon del primo volume: presso Domenico Terres 1777 - Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (40) cx, 377 (1); xxxvi, 431 (1); xxxii, 415 (1); viii, 462 + 1 c.b. Con due tavole f.t. raffiguranti i ritratti di Montesquieu e Genovesi, bellissime vignette ai quattro frontespizi; il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Bella legatura coeva in piena perg. rigida; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli in oro su doppi scomparto; eleganti fregi impressi a secco ai piatti e tagli spruzzzati. Naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta napoletana del tempo, lieve alone marginale nel quarto volume, segno di tarlo al margine basso (bianco) di alcune cc. del primo volume. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. Importante prima traduzione italiana, impreziosita dalle illuminate annotazioni del Genovesi, di questo capolavoro della tradizione giuspolitica francese. Nel quarto volume, oltre alla prima traduzione italiana della Difesa dello Spirito delle leggi, troviamo un copioso e utilissimo indice delle materie trattate. Non comune e sempre ricercato. Questa tiratura, decisamente la più rara a trovarsi, si distingue dalle altre per numero delle pagine e colophon in fine del primo volume. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II,2, p. 855; Cat. Einaudi, 3997. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sarratoga

      F. Godefroy, Vienna 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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        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. With the half-title. 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. 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.

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        Les loix civiles dans leur ordre naturel; le droit public, et Legum delectus. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée, et augmentée des troisième et quatrième livres du droit public, par M. De Hericourt, avocat au parlement. Des notes de feu M. De Boucheret, ancien avocat au parlement, sur le Legum delectus. De celles de MM. Berroyer et Chevalier, anciens avocats au parlement.A Paris, chez Durand, 1777.

      A Paris, chez Durand 1777 - Tre parti in un volume di cm. 41, pp. xxviii, 436; xx, 216; (8) 168; 30 (2). Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a 6 grossi nervi con ricchi fregi agli scomparti e titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli rossi. Piccole mende alla legatura (mancanze alle cuffie e ad alcuni punti delle estremità dei piatti) e spellature superficiali; sporadiche macchiette e qualche fioritura sparsa, peraltro nel complesso buon esemplare. Jean Domat (1625-1696) è reputato da buona parte della storiografia il più grande civilista francese del Settecento. Domat ebbe il merito di elaborare un riassetto del diritto nazionale utilizzando l'exemplum del diritto romano classico, non attraverso il metodo filologico adottato nel Cinquecento, bensì attraverso una ricerca caratterizzata da uno spirito di rigorosa sistemazione. Cfr. Kvk; non in Sapori. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Apuleio]
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        From t[?Mr. Player?] TO Cha. Rouch for work performed at the late Mr. Windle's at Cleen Mill. . . 1777]

      1777 - Folded leaf 375 x 305 mm. Bill and receipt for renovations.

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Le Nazaréen, ou le christianisme des Juifs, des Gentils et des Mahométans

      Toland, Jean (1670-1722). Londres, 1777. Le Nazaréen, ou le christianisme des Juifs, des Gentils et des Mahométans. In-8°, piena pelle coeva, dorso decorato in oro. XLVII, (1), 261, (11) pp. Ottimo esemplare della rara edizione originale della traduzione francese ad opera del Barone d' Holbach. Scheda da completare. Casa Nonn.

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        Beschreibung des Reichs der Liebe, mit beigefügter Landcharte. Ein Zweyter Versuch im Satz und Druck geographischer Charten, durch die Buchdruckerkunst, von J.G.I.B.

      Folding printed map. 8 pp. Large 4to, attractive antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1777. First edition of this quite fascinating cartographical work, which includes a specimen of the author's second experiment in map printing. Earlier in the same year, Breitkopf (1719-94), the eminent printer, type-founder, and bookseller, published another slight work entitled Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten which described his invention for printing maps with movable type. "He claimed to have been the inventor of map printing by the use of types, or what is known as 'typometry.' William Haas, a type-founder of Basle, appears to have previously published a method somewhat similar, but Breitkopf had been experimenting on the matter for some twelve years previously, and it was only his dissatisfaction with the result obtained that induced him to keep his achievements to himself."-Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81. This is his second attempt for which he has printed a charming double-page map of the "Das Reich der Liebe" or "Land of Love," entirely from printing types and ornaments. The towns and regions all have delightful names referring to desire, youth, and pleasure. We learn from the text this was written, drawn, composed, and printed within three days, on the occasion of a wedding. A fine copy, without the usual foxing, of a most interesting work. I believe the map is occasionally hand-colored. ❧ Bagrow, History of Cartography, p. 219-(with the map illustrated).

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        Le compère Matthieu ou les bigarrures de l’esprit humain

      Au dépenses de la Compagnie, 1777. 12mo (cm. 16,7), 3 Voll. legati in due, 248 pp., 268 pp., 263 pp., (segue) La phisique de l’Ecriture Sainte, ou Correspondance philosophique entre deux amis par M.P.L.G.D.G., Amsterdam chez E. van Harrevelt, 1767, VIII-287 pp. Belle legature coeve in piena pelle con fregi e titolo oro al ds. (tracce di usura e ds. del secondo vol. allentato). Tagli rossi.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, par une société de gens de lettres

      Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet 1777 - - Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet, à Genève 1777-1779, in-4 (19x25,5cm), 39 volumes reliés. - Troisième édition de l'Encyclopédie, ornée d'un portrait de Diderot et d'Alembert en tête du premier volume - dessinés par Charles-Nicolas Cochin et gravés par Louis-Jacques Cathelin - et de nombreux bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Les gravures des recueils de planches sont l'œuvre de Bernard Direx et Richomme et se constituent de 469 planches (tome 1 : 101, tome 2 : 197 et tome 3 : 171). Reliures de l'époque en plein veau brun tacheté, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de fines hachures, de fleurons, de roulettes et de filets d'encadrement dorés, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert, triple-filet doré sur les coupes, toutes tranches rouges. C'est en 1750 que Diderot diffusa le Prospectus annonçant la publication de sa future Encyclopédie, alors que le premier volume de cette dernière était en préparation. La publication de ce manifeste provoqua une vive polémique et l'Encyclopédie fut, tout au long de sa parution, frappée du sceau de la censure. Une première interdiction fut prononcée en février 1752. Un arrêt royal déclara que l'Encyclopédie contenait des maximes « tendant à détruire l'autorité royale, à élever les fondements de l'erreur, de la corruption des mœurs, de l'irréligion et de l'incrédulité » ; les deux premiers volumes furent alors envoyés au pilon. Diderot et d'Alembert bénéficièrent du soutien de nombreuses personnalités littéraires de l'époque : Voltaire, Malesherbes. Les attaques envers cette monumentale entreprise ne cessèrent pas pour autant ; en 1757, suite à l'attentat de Damiens contre Louis XV, la police renforça sa vigilance à l'égard de tout livre susceptible de porter atteinte à l'autorité royale et au dogme religieux. En 1759, l'Encyclopédie fut condamnée à être lacérée et brûlée par le bourreau et le privilège royal, c'est-à-dire l'autorisation d'imprimer, fut suspendu. Cette révocation s'accompagna d'une condamnation papale. L'Encyclopédie, alors publiée jusqu'au volume VII, fut alors menacée d'abandon, au grand dam des libraires qui avaient investi beaucoup dans cette entreprise. Un nouveau privilège leur fut alors accordé, mais il ne concerna que la publication des onze volumes de planches ; les dix derniers tomes de textes furent quant à eux achevés clandestinement et proposés à la vente six ans plus tard, en 1765, sous la mention fictive « imprimé à Neuchâtel ». Après la publication de l'édition originale de l'Encyclopédie entre 1751 et 1772, au format in-folio, d'autres éditions se sont rapidement succédées : ainsi, entre 1771 et 1776, une réimpression génevoise également en in-folio a été tirée à 1250 exemplaires contre 4225 pour la première édition. Le prix de souscription était moins élevé, affichant clairement la volonté des éditeurs de proposer un texte identique à l'original mais plus accessible financièrement. C'est dans un état d'esprit similaire que fut finalement publiée l'édition in-4, entre 1777 et 1779 : de format plus maniable et d'un coût moins élevé, elle fut tirée à 8011 exemplaires chez Pellet, également à Genève, et concurrença ainsi les in-folio. De ce succès sont nés des exemplaires largement diffusés, ce qui explique leur rareté en édition complète et en reliure uniforme. Notre exemplaire fait exception en étant bien complet de ses 36 volumes de textes et des 3 volumes de planches. Rare exemplaire complet et en reliure uniforme parfaitement restaurée. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Third edition of the Dictionary of Trévoux said adorned with banners designed by Jean-Michel Papillon, cul-de-lamp and historiated initials. The text is followed in Volume 5 of Dictionarium universale Latin gallicum. Title pages in red and black. Binders full brown calf, back with six nerves adorned with jewels, wheels and gold threads, parts of title and volume number in red morocco, triple-net stamped cold frame plates, casters gilded on the cuts, handmade paper all sprinkled edges r [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ARTE DEL CERERO

      - 1777 Pedro Marin Con Diccionario de las voces facultativas: y una noticia de las cosechas de Cera de las Provincias de España. XVI + 420 pg. 9 láminas. 15x10 cm. Enc. plena piel época con manchas. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers.

      (NO PLACE, NO PRINTER) 1777 - 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A superb 19th century full morocco binding by Leighton with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. bookplate of A.H.Smith Barry, 1st Baron Barrymore. Two engraved frontispieces by Vidal, one engraved portrait of La Fontaine after Rigaud, 80 engraved plates after Eisen, 43 engraved culs-de-lampe, 2 engraved title vignettes and 2 engraved head-pieces. One of the better counterfeit editions, imitating the famous Fermiers-Generaux edition of 1762 (see our copy). Some foxing, especially on the preliminaries and margins, rarely affecting the plates and a dark mark on the lower board of volume 1, but still a superb copy of a rare edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Essais historiques sur Paris.

      Paris, veuve Duchesne, 1776-1777, - 7 vol. in-12, 370, 336, 374, 235, 239-140, 488 et 405-[3] pp., veau fauve, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Infime manque à la coiffe inférieure du tome VII. Edition la plus complète, avec le volume VII paru après la mort de l'auteur. La première édition de cette série célèbre parut en 1754-1757, et elle connut cinq éditions jusqu'à la fin de l'Ancien Régime Dans notre exemplaire, les tomes 1 à 5 sont de la cinquième édition. Un des grands classique sur l'hisoire de Paris, ici en belle condition.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Billet autographe de reconnaissance de dettes de 150 livre à la présidente de Montreuil.

      - s.n., s.l. 16 juin 1777, 17,1x11,1cm, une feuille. - nota autografa firmata da signora de Montreuil marchesa de Sade, in cui si riconosce debiti a sua madre, Signora Presidente di Montreuil. Un piccolo foro senza testo mancante. Iniziali banchiere specificando il numero di elementi sotto le tre righe di testo. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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 précisant le nombre de pièces 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.  

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        LI CONTORNI DELLE PITTURE ANTICHE E DE' BRONZI DI ERCOLANO. Con le spiegazioni, incise d’appresso l’originale da Griorgio Cristoforo Kilian, Membro dell’Accademia Cesarea Francesca d’Augusta.

      Augusta,, 1777-1781.. In-4 p. (mm. 394x225), primi 6 (su 7) volumi in 3 tomi, mz. pelle moderna (abrasioni), dorso a cordoni con tit. oro. Questa importante opera è così composta: "Li contorni delle pitture antiche d'Ercolano". - vol. 1° (1777), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta inc. in rame e Prefazione con testata litografata), pp. 36 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta del vulcano in eruzione), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Le antichità di Ercolano esposte” e 50 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (anche più volte ripieg.). - vol 2° (1778), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con testata incise in rame), pp. 20 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta degli scavi di Ercolano), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo secondo” e 60 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (anche più volte ripieg.). - vol. 3° (1778), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta inc. e Prefazione), pp. 24 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta degli scavi inc. in rame), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo terzo” e 60 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (più volte ripieg.). - vol. 4° (1779), pp. 26 (frontesp. con vignetta, Prefazione con testata incise in rame, descrizione delle tavole), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo quarto”, e 70 tavole inc. in rame al tratto (più volte ripieg.). "De' Bronzi di Ercolano e contorni". - vol. 5° (1780): Tomo primo "Busti", pp. 22 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con testata, inc. in rame; descrizione delle tavole), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Delle antichità di Ercolano, Tomo quinto o sia primo dei Bronzi” e le seguenti tavole: 5 relative alla Prefazione (in 3 fogli) + 76 relative ai busti + 4 “Oper.coelat” (in 2 fogli) relative a bassorilievi + 3 che raffigurano un “modello di una nave a tre ordini di remi” + 6 di “vignette” (in 3 fogli), tutte inc. in rame al tratto e più volte ripieg. - vol. 6° (1781): Tomo secondo "Statue", cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con grande veduta del vulcano in eruzione), pp. 15 di descrizione delle tavole, 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Delle antichità di Ercolano, Tomo sesto o sia secondo de' Bronzi” e le seguenti tavole: 2 relative alla Prefazione (in 1 foglio) + 99 relative alle statue + 3 di “vignette” con numerosiss. immagini (in 3 fogli), inc. in rame al tratto e più volte ripieg. Le tavole sono tutte numerate e ogni foglio contiene una singola tavola o più tavole. Manca il volume 7°(1795 - Augusta, presso Christoforo Buerglen), dedicato ancora alle “Pitture antiche”, incise d'appresso l'originale da Giovanni Baltassare Probst. "Le antichità di Ercolano esposte" costituiscono l'opera archeologica più importante del XVIII secolo e contribuirono a plasmare il gusto della cultura europea della fine Settecento e dell'Ottocento. L'opera è il primo frutto del lavoro dell'Accademia Ercolanese (fondata alla fine del 1755 dal re Carlo, divenuto poi Carlo III di Spagna), che iniziò immediatamente i lavori per realizzare la pubblicazione degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi delle città di Pompei ed Ercolano. L'opera prevedeva ben 40 volumi ma, in 35 anni ne furono pubblicati solo 8 (l'ottavo dedicato alle lucerne e candelabri). Tra i nomi dei principali disegnatori Nicola Vanni, Giovanni Morghen, Casanova, Francesco La Vega. Alle lentezze editoriali, le "Antichità" unirono la difficoltà della loro acquisizione per gli studiosi. Tuttavia la loro funzione di propaganda culturale fu enorme. Le pitture giunsero, seppure indirettamente, a conoscenza di un pubblico vastissimo, tanto che, solo pochi anni dopo la loro pubblicazione, erano apparse edizioni “economiche” in varie lingue e in formato ridotto, che ne riportavano ridisegnate e reincise le bellissime tavole: in Inghilterra nel 1773, in Germania con l'edizione di Murr e Kilian nel 1777, in Francia nel 1780 e infine anche in Italia, nella Roma papale, a partire dal 1789. Il ns. esemplare - completo in tutte le sue parti - è una ristampa dell'edizione tedesca con le tavole incise al tratto da G.C. Kilian e il testo in italiano. L'artista tedesco Georg Christoph Kilian (Augsbourg 1709-1781) apparteneva a una importante famiglia di incisori di Augusta (sec. 16°-18°) ed illustrò libri di antichità alla maniera neoclassica. Cfr. Benezit,VII, p. 798 - Brunet,I,314 - Furchheim “Bibliogr. di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia”, p. 2. Solo primo vol. con lievi arross.; tre tavole restaur. per strappo; qualche traccia d'uso ma complessivamente esemplare con barbe, ben conservato. .

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        L' Asie

      Artist: Elwe Jan Barend ( - 1777) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1792 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 47 x 58; - description: map of Asia; -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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        LI CONTORNI DELLE PITTURE ANTICHE E DE' BRONZI DI ERCOLANO. Con le spiegazioni, incise d'appresso l'originale da Griorgio Cristoforo Kilian, Membro dell'Accademia Cesarea Francesca d'Augusta.

      In-4 p. (mm. 394x225), primi 6 (su 7) volumi in 3 tomi, mz. pelle moderna (abrasioni), dorso a cordoni con tit. oro. Questa importante opera è così composta: "Li contorni delle pitture antiche d'Ercolano". - vol. 1° (1777), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta inc. in rame e Prefazione con testata litografata), pp. 36 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta del vulcano in eruzione), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Le antichità di Ercolano esposte" e 50 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (anche più volte ripieg.). - vol 2° (1778), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con testata incise in rame), pp. 20 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta degli scavi di Ercolano), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo secondo" e 60 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (anche più volte ripieg.). - vol. 3° (1778), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta inc. e Prefazione), pp. 24 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta degli scavi inc. in rame), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo terzo" e 60 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (più volte ripieg.). - vol. 4° (1779), pp. 26 (frontesp. con vignetta, Prefazione con testata incise in rame, descrizione delle tavole), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo quarto", e 70 tavole inc. in rame al tratto (più volte ripieg.). "De' Bronzi di Ercolano e contorni". - vol. 5° (1780): Tomo primo "Busti", pp. 22 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con testata, inc. in rame; descrizione delle tavole), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Delle antichità di Ercolano, Tomo quinto o sia primo dei Bronzi" e le seguenti tavole: 5 relative alla Prefazione (in 3 fogli) + 76 relative ai busti + 4 "Oper.coelat" (in 2 fogli) relative a bassorilievi + 3 che raffigurano un "modello di una nave a tre ordini di remi" + 6 di "vignette" (in 3 fogli), tutte inc. in rame al tratto e più volte ripieg. - vol. 6° (1781): Tomo secondo "Statue", cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con grande veduta del vulcano in eruzione), pp. 15 di descrizione delle tavole, 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Delle antichità di Ercolano, Tomo sesto o sia secondo de' Bronzi" e le seguenti tavole: 2 relative alla Prefazione (in 1 foglio) + 99 relative alle statue + 3 di "vignette" con numerosiss. immagini (in 3 fogli), inc. in rame al tratto e più volte ripieg. Le tavole sono tutte numerate e ogni foglio contiene una singola tavola o più tavole. Manca il volume 7°(1795 - Augusta, presso Christoforo Buerglen), dedicato ancora alle "Pitture antiche", incise d'appresso l'originale da Giovanni Baltassare Probst. "Le antichità di Ercolano esposte" costituiscono l'opera archeologica più importante del XVIII secolo e contribuirono a plasmare il gusto della cultura europea della fine Settecento e dell'Ottocento. L'opera è il primo frutto del lavoro dell'Accademia Ercolanese (fondata alla fine del 1755 dal re Carlo, divenuto poi Carlo III di Spagna), che iniziò immediatamente i lavori per realizzare la pubblicazione degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi delle città di Pompei ed Ercolano. L'opera prevedeva ben 40 volumi ma, in 35 anni ne furono pubblicati solo 8 (l'ottavo dedicato alle lucerne e candelabri). Tra i nomi dei principali disegnatori Nicola Vanni, Giovanni Morghen, Casanova, Francesco La Vega. Alle lentezze editoriali, le "Antichità" unirono la difficoltà della loro acquisizione per gli studiosi. Tuttavia la loro funzione di propaganda culturale fu enorme. Le pitture giunsero, seppure indirettamente, a conoscenza di un pubblico vastissimo, tanto che, solo pochi anni dopo la loro pubblicazione, erano apparse edizioni "economiche" in varie lingue e in formato ridotto, che ne riportavano ridisegnate e reincise le bellissime tavole: in Inghilterra nel 1773, in Germania con l'edizione di Murr e Kilian nel 1777, in Francia nel 1780 e infine anche in Italia, nella Roma papale, a partire dal 1789. Il ns. esemplare - completo in tutte le sue parti - è una ristampa dell'edizione tedesca con le tavole incise al tratto da G.C. Kilian e il testo in italiano. L'artista tedesco Georg Christoph Kilian (Augsbourg 1709-1781) apparteneva a una importante famiglia di incisori di Augusta (sec. 16°-18°) ed illustrò libri di antichità alla maniera neoclassica. Cfr. Benezit,VII, p. 798 - Brunet,I,314 - Furchheim "Bibliogr. di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia", p. 2. Solo primo vol. con lievi arross.; tre tavole restaur. per strappo; qualche traccia d'uso ma complessivamente esemplare con barbe, ben conservato. .

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        Catalogue des Livres du Fonds de Ch. Ant. Jombert pere, Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie & le Génie, acquis par Jombert jeune & Cellot, libraires à Paris, rue Dauphine, la seconde porte cochere, à droite, en entrant par le Pont-Neuf, au fond de la cour

      Woodcut printer's vignette on title. 36 pp. 8vo, stitched as issued. [Paris]: 1777. An extremely rare priced catalogue of the stock of the great publisher Charles Antoine Jombert (1712-84), issued by his son Louis Alexandre (1749-?) and his son-in-law Louis Cellot. Charles Antoine had issued a series of catalogues under his own name for many years but here it is clear he was passing his business on to the next generation. This catalogue lists more than 600 books, especially in the fields of architecture, the military arts, medicine, and the sciences. Fine copy. WorldCat locates only one copy, at the BnF. ❧ Lesage et al., Catalogues de Libraires 1473-1810 (BnF: 2006), 1657.

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        The Spirit of Athens, Being a Political and Philosophical Investigation of the History of that Republic

      London: J. Robson, 1777. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. First edition. xv,196pp. Contemporary full calf. Spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; simple gilt rules separate the compartments. Red leather lettering label, gilt. Plain endpapers. Old, nearly invisible, repair to the spine; light wear to edges; else a near fine copy. Bookplate. Inscription on the front free endpaper reads: 'The Spirit of Athens / The Gifts of Sir Wm Young Bart / 1777 / Js. Payne' Whether the inscription is in the hand of the author or that of Mr Payne is unknown. ESTC T49760.

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        Histoire du Prince Eugène de Savoye, Généralissime des Armées de l'Empereur & de l'Empire. Enrichie de Figures en Taille - Douce

      chez Briffaut, 1777. 5 voll. in-12° (172x100mm), pp. (16), 336; (2), 259, (3); (2), 327; (2), 317; (2), 357; legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola marmoreggiata con dorsi a nervetti adorni di titolo e tomaisons in oro su doppio tassello bicromo, filetti e fregi floreali in oro entro scomparti. Tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate, segnacoli. Vignette incise su legno ai frontespizi. Ritratto del Principe Eugenio inciso su rame all'antiporta del primo vol. a mezzo busto. Complessive 12 tavv. calcografiche ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti le più celebri battaglie combattute dal Principe: Zenta - Szentha, Chiari, Cremonae, Luzara, Hochstet-Hochstaedt, Torino, Cassano, Audenarde, Lille, Malplaquet, Peterwaradin e Belgrado. Antiche note di possesso e firme. Qualche minimale restauro alle legature. Una lieve mancanza al margine bianco dell'ultima pag. dell'ultimo vol. Bell'esemplare. Ampia storia delle imprese militari di Eugenio di Savoia, edita senza indicazione di autore (ma dovuta alla penna di Eléazar Mauvillon). L'edizione originale risale al 1739. Il Mauvillon (Tarascona, 1712-Lipsia, 1779), padre del noto scrittore Jakob, fu apprezzato storiografo, traduttore, linguista. Segretario privato di Federico Augusto, elettore di Sassonia e re di Polonia, fu anche professore di francese al Carolinum di Brunswick. Scrisse opere sul diritto pubblico tedesco, su Gustavo Adolfo di Svezia, sulla guerra boema, sui germanismi nella lingua francese, su Pietro I di Russia, etc. Cfr. (varie edizioni): Weller, Die Falschen und fingirten Druckorte, II, p. 104. NUC pre-1956, vol. 247, p. 468 (con ascrizione al Mauvillon). Barbier, II, 8064. Brunet, Table, 8729. Weiss in Michaud, Biogr. universelle, XXVII, 578-79. Quérard, France Littéraire, V, p. 653. Francese

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        A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English.

      Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press, sold by J. Murray and Price,, 1777–80. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Languages, Literature, and Manners of Eastern Nations. 2 volumes, folio (425 x 247 mm). Recent marbled half calf to style, raised bands to spines, double rules gilt either side, red morocco label to second compartments, marbled paper sides. Text in double column. Contemporary ownership inscription of one James Graham to vol. 1 dedication leaf and vol. 2 title. Title-pages and dedication leaves damp-stained, that of vol. 1 with a short closed tear and small hole in the lower margin, the text spared, vol. 2 title with a very small worm-track in the top margin (continuing to sig. a2); pale tide-mark occasionally appearing in lower margins, extending to other edges in vol. 1 sigs. 11U and 12H and to upper-outer corner and fore margin of vol. 2 sigs. 10R to 13C2, sometimes touching text; vol. 1 sig 4R2 chipped at lower outer corner, old finger-soiling to 5F2 v. top edge (similar to vol. 2 7F2 r. fore edge), 6A1 r. soiled, short tear to bottom edge 6U1, small spill-burn to 952 r. obscuring one letter; vol. 2 sigs. 4S, 6Z and 8Q lightly spotted, closed tear to bottom edge of 6E1, sometime partially repaired, touching about 4 lines of text with no affect on legibility, very minor nick to fore edge 11U1-X2, 13D2 chipped at upper outer corner, small worm-track to top margin 13D1-K2 (final leaf, soiled on blank verso), the text never affected; otherwise a few trivial marks. Overall a very good, tall copy. First edition, first issue, of the first Persian-Arabic-English dictionary: "the first Persian dictionary to appear in England" (Hamilton). Rare, with three copies only traced at auction. Most of the limited print run is likely to have perished in the inhospitable conditions of the Indian subcontinent: the subscribers' list records 345 copies, including 150 for the East India Company, most of the remainder being distributed to HEIC soldiers, functionaries and merchants resident in Madras or Bengal; the few remaining subscribers include British university libraries and a handful of private individuals. In 1767 Edinburgh-born Richardson (1740/1-1795) travelled to London to pursue a career in law, though soon developed an interest in Arabic and Persian under the influence of William Jones, "who was already coming to be regarded as a prodigy of learning in Asian languages. With the growth of British territorial power in India [where Persian was the lingua franca] the potential market for a Persian dictionary had aroused the interest of London publishers and by 1770 Jones and Richardson were working on a new version of Franciscus Meninski's Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, first published in 1680–87. Progress was very slow, and Jones withdrew to concentrate on his legal career, leaving the field to Richardson. Thanks to his 'ingenuity and perseverance' … an abridged version of the original project eventually appeared in two volumes in 1777 and 1780 as A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic and English. Fundamentally revised by others, notably by Charles Wilkins in 1806 and 1810, the dictionary was to have a long life" (ODNB). Richardson's "long, intellectually ambitious and highly polemical" prefatory essay (ibid.), praised by Boswell, criticises authors who seek to write the history of eastern peoples without primary sources, and attempts to demonstrate the influence of Asiatic on European culture (one example being feudalism, which he suggests was transmitted to the Scandinavian Goths via Tatary). This innovative essay was published separately the same year, running to a second edition soon after. The first volume of the Dictionary itself sold more quickly than the second, so the publishers were left with an imbalance of sheets, and were required to reprint the first volume to make up complete sets for an 1800 reissue. Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription of one James Graham in both volumes. One of the subscribers is John Graham, possibly the wealthy HEIC merchant, whose half-brother George (1730-1801) made his own fortune providing supplies for troops in Bengal, and had an illegitimate son names James, to whom he bequeathed his extensive estates which included Kinross House, though he (James) failed to fulfil the condition of marrying his cousin, so they passed instead to George's brother Thomas, another nabob. Laid in are a clipping from the Calcutta Gazette, dated 11 July 1799 and including an extract of general orders from the Siege of Seringatapam, and a folded leaf of calligraphic Persian manuscript dated 1212 AH (1797/8 CE).

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        Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten. Nebst bey gefügter Probe einer durch die Buchdruckerkunst gestzten und gedruckten Landcharte

      One printed folding map. 20 pp. Large 4to, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1777. First edition and rather scarce; this is the author's first attempt to print a map using moveable types. "A description of an invention for printing maps with movable type. Breitkopf claimed to have been the inventor of map-printing by the use of types, or what is known as 'typometry.' William Haas, a type-founder of Basle, appears to have previously published a method somewhat similar, but Breitkopf had been experimenting on the matter for some twelve years previously, and it was only his dissatisfaction with the result obtained that induced him to keep his achievements to himself."-Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81. The map, which is occasionally hand-colored, depicts the region around Leipzig. Fine copy. ❧ Bagrow, History of Cartography, p. 219-(with a later example of Breitkopf's typometrical maps illustrated).

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        A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Languages, Literature, and Manners of Eastern Nations.

      Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press, sold by J. Murray and Price, 1777–80 - 2 volumes, folio (425 x 247 mm). Recent marbled half calf to style, raised bands to spines, double rules gilt either side, red morocco label to second compartments, marbled paper sides. Contemporary ownership inscription of one James Graham to vol. 1 dedication leaf and vol. 2 title. Title-pages and dedication leaves damp-stained, that of vol. 1 with a short closed tear and small hole in the lower margin, the text spared, vol. 2 title with a very small worm-track in the top margin (continuing to sig. a2); pale tide-mark occasionally appearing in lower margins, extending to other edges in vol. 1 sigs. 11U and 12H and to upper-outer corner and fore margin of vol. 2 sigs. 10R to 13C2, sometimes touching text; vol. 1 sig 4R2 chipped at lower outer corner, old finger-soiling to 5F2 v. top edge (similar to vol. 2 7F2 r. fore edge), 6A1 r. soiled, short tear to bottom edge 6U1, small spill-burn to 952 r. obscuring one letter; vol. 2 sigs. 4S, 6Z and 8Q lightly spotted, closed tear to bottom edge of 6E1, sometime partially repaired, touching about 4 lines of text with no affect on legibility, very minor nick to fore edge 11U1-X2, 13D2 chipped at upper outer corner, small worm-track to top margin 13D1-K2 (final leaf, soiled on blank verso), the text never affected; otherwise a few trivial marks. Overall a very good, tall copy. Text in double column. First edition, first issue, of the first Persian-Arabic-English dictionary: "the first Persian dictionary to appear in England" (Hamilton). Rare, with three copies only traced at auction. Most of the limited print run is likely to have perished in the inhospitable conditions of the Indian subcontinent: the subscribers' list records 345 copies, including 150 for the East India Company, most of the remainder being distributed to HEIC soldiers, functionaries and merchants resident in Madras or Bengal; the few remaining subscribers include British university libraries and a handful of private individuals. In 1767 Edinburgh-born Richardson (1740/1-1795) travelled to London to pursue a career in law, though soon developed an interest in Arabic and Persian under the influence of William Jones, "who was already coming to be regarded as a prodigy of learning in Asian languages. With the growth of British territorial power in India [where Persian was the lingua franca] the potential market for a Persian dictionary had aroused the interest of London publishers and by 1770 Jones and Richardson were working on a new version of Franciscus Meninski's Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, first published in 1680–87. Progress was very slow, and Jones withdrew to concentrate on his legal career, leaving the field to Richardson. Thanks to his 'ingenuity and perseverance' an abridged version of the original project eventually appeared in two volumes in 1777 and 1780 as A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic and English. Fundamentally revised by others, notably by Charles Wilkins in 1806 and 1810, the dictionary was to have a long life" (ODNB). Richardson's "long, intellectually ambitious and highly polemical" prefatory essay (ibid.), praised by Boswell, criticises authors who seek to write the history of eastern peoples without primary sources, and attempts to demonstrate the influence of Asiatic on European culture (one example being feudalism, which he suggests was transmitted to the Scandinavian Goths via Tatary). This innovative essay was published separately the same year, running to a second edition soon after. The first volume of the Dictionary itself sold more quickly than the second, so the publishers were left with an imbalance of sheets, and were required to reprint the first volume to make up complete sets for an 1800 reissue. Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription of one James Graham in both volumes. One of the subscribers is John Graham, possibly the wealthy HEIC merchant, whose half-brother George (1730-1801) made his own fortune providing supplies for troops in Bengal, and had an illegitimate son n [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Monument élevé à la gloire de Pierre Le Grand.

      Nyon and Stoupe Paris 1777 - Folio (42.4 x 27 cm). 12 folding engraved plates, most double-page, by Sellier and d'Elvaux after Blarenberg; light occasional spotting, two plates with old repaired tears. Contemporary half sheep, gilt morocco label on the spine; spine ends repaired, extremities rubbed. First edition. Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolaevich's copy of the account of this remarkable feat of engineering. Charged with creating a monument to Peter the Great, the French architect Falconet decided that the traditional pedestals for equestrian statues would be too mundane for this project and decided that only a massive rock would be suitable. After a great deal of searching for a suitable stone a peasant informed the committee set up for the purpose that he had found an enormous rock in a marsh near the Gulf of Finland, measuring forty by twenty-seven by twenty-one feet. After most engineers had declared its removal impossible Catherine the Great turned to Carburi who in about ten weeks had the rock placed in the correct position. The author was a Greek who, in his youth, had committed some crime against his family, had banished himself from his native island of Cephalonia and had come to Russia where he found favour with Catherine II. Berlin Catalogue 1794. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FINE CANADIANA – BAY OF FUNDY / ENTRANCE OF PASSAMAQUODDY BAY, NEW BRUNSWICK. [UNTITLED – 2 VIEWS: THE WOLVES ENTRANCE AND THE ENTRANCE TO PASSAMAQUODDY BAY, NEW BRUNSWICK].

      Copper engraving with aquatint, 2 views on a single sheet, lower view with original full hand colour (Very Good, exquisite colour on lower view, a some very light points of toning, faint vertical printer’s crease though middle, wide blank margins with a few tiny closed tears and chips along periphery), sheet: 82 x 60.5 cm (32 x 24 inches). - [London, circa 1777 - 1781]. A beautiful, seemingly unfinished, proof state plate showcasing two J.F.W. Des Barres views, of The Wolves and the Entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick, with the lower view featuring exquisite full original colour – an extremely rare find. - This exceptionally attractive large-format plate depicts a pair of views of The Wolves and the Entrance of the Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick. Importantly, the plate seems to be an unfinished proof state. Not only does it lack titles or an imprint, but only one of the views is coloured. As Des Barres created dozens of views and maps, and often published and sold unfinished or intermediate states of his plates, it is perhaps not surprising that many proofs, unrecorded states and even unknown plates by Des Barres have been discovered, either on the market, or upon the careful inventory of library holdings. That being said, Des Barres proof plates are especially rare. The present plate does not accord to any reference to a plate that we could find in library catalogues, sales records or online, and appears to be unrecorded. The present plate of views is noticeably different, but related to a couple of views that appear on two different Des Barres sheets of views. These views also reveal the geographical locations of the present views, which would otherwise be challenging to discover. The upper view on the present plate seems to show the Wolves, a series of small, yet navigationally important, islands in the Bay of Fundy that guard the southeastern approaches to Passamaquoddy Bay. This should be compared to ‘The Wolves, (a cluster of isles) lying s.e. off the entrance of Passamaquadi Bay’, the upper left of sheet of three views on plate issued by Des Barres, circa 1780. Please see link to the example at the Norman Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. The lower view on the present sheet seems to show some islands off of Deer Island, New Brunswick, along the principal entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay. Please compare to ‘A View of the Entrance of Pasamaquady Bay’ the lowest of five views on sheet issued by Des Barres in 1777. Please see link to the example at the Leventhal Map Center. While the upper of the present views is a lovely, yet conventional (for Des Barres), acquaint, with a hint of sepia, the lower view features sumptuous full original hand colour. Indeed, Des Barres’ full manner of colour is considered to be amongst the finest of any executed in Britain during the 18th Century. Only a small percentage of Des Barres plates were coloured in this way, making the example a special treat. J.F.W. Des Barres & The Atlantic Neptune - Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres (1721 – 1824) was a larger-than-life figure who had a transformative impact upon the Canadian Maritimes. He was born in Basel, Switzerland, and studied mathematics at that city’s university under the famous Bernoulli brothers, Jean and Daniel. An ambitious and . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        Cours d'architecture, ou Traité de la Décoration, distribution & construction des bâtiments ; contenant les leçons données en 1750 et les années suivantes.

      Desain, 1777. 9 volumes In-8, demi-velin moderne, dos lisse. Non rogné. 6 tomes de texte et 3 de planches : 377 planches dessinées par Blondel lui-même, Patte, Mlle Cauchois, Jolivet et gravées sur cuivre par Raincour, Ransonnette, de la Gardette, Le Roy, Pelletier, Sellier. Un grand nombre dépliantes. Rares mouillures marginales. Très bon exemplaire. Jacques-François Blondel (1705 -1774) eut un rôle décisif dans l'élaboration du style Louis XV. Contre l'utilisation du décor rocaille, il professait la simplicité ornementale, la perfection des proportions dans le respect des règles édictées par les grands maîtres du XVIIe siècle : François Mansart, Claude Perrault et Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Il fut professeur de Étienne-Louis Boullée, Claude Nicolas Ledoux et Alexandre Théodore Brongniart.

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        The Complete Works of M de Montesquieu

      Dublin - W Watson, W Whitestone, J Williams et al., 1777 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The works of M Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron deLa Brede deMontesquieu. This is an English translation of Montesquieu's works. According to the ESTC records this is the first English translation of Montesquieu's collected works, published at the same time as the London imprint. This is the Dublin imprint. A scarce collection, complete in four volumes. With an eulogium on Montesquieu by Monsieur D'Alembert to the start of volume I. Volume I: The Spirit of LawsVolume II: The Spirit of LawsVolume III: Considerations on the Cause of the Grandeur and Declension of the Roman EmpireVolume IV: Familiar Letters. Montesquieu was a French lawyer, man of letters and political philosopher. He lived and wrote during the Age of Enlightenment. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, generally smart. Patches of mild rubbing to the boards and to the spines. Lacking almost all spine labels with only the top spine labels to volumes I and II intact. Rubbing to the spines is slightly heavier as well as the patches to joints. Damage to rear board of volume II from several score marks. Front joint to volume I is starting but firm. Rear hinge to volumes III and IVareslightly strained but firm. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. Volume IIIhas more strainingto the binding. Pages 195-206 of volume III are loosening due to binding being strained. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. Spotting to the first and last few pages and occasional light spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Opere di Monsignor Jacopo-Benigno Bossuet Vescovo di Meaux, Consigliere del Re ne' suoi Consigli, ed Ordinario nel Consiglio di Stato, Precettore del Serenissimo Delfino, primo Limosiniere di Madama la Delfina.

      NAPOLI: Nella Stamperia de' Fratelli di Paci, a Spese di Andrea Migliaccio e dal medesimo si vende nel suo negozio - Napoli, 1777. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 12,9 21,7. 12voll. USATO

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        Biblia, Dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonyke Boeken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Uit de Oorspronkelyke Talen in onze Nederlandsche getrouwelyk overgezet. Door Last van de Hoog. Moog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederl. en Volgens 't Besluyt van de Sinode Nationaal gehouden in de Jaren 1618 en 1619. te Dordrecht. Door gemeene ordre der kerken van drukfouten verbetert. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen. WITH: Evangelische Gezangen, om nevens het Boek der Psalmen bij den openbaren godsdienst in de Nederlandsche Hervormde Gemeenten gebruikt te worden. Op uitdrukkelijken last van alle de Synoden der voornoemde gemeenten bijeen verzameld en in orde gebragt in de jaren 1803, 1804 en 1805.

      Amsterdam, by de Compag. 1777/1780/1828. (gegraveerde titelpagina) 416, 132 folia, n.p. 65 (6) p. Opnieuw gebonden Leer met 2 zilveren sloten, 4 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren kettingklampen met een zilveren ketting van ca. 1 meter lang, goud op snede en geciseleerd boekblok, 8° H. 18 x L. 11,5 x D. 7,5 cm. (De marges van de laatste pagina's zijn wat sleets, voorin plaatselijk vochtvlekken. De binnenkant van de klampen is gegraveerd met op de bovenste klamp de initialen PH en op de onderste klamp het jaar 1789. Staphorster kettingbijbel met daarin het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen en de Formulieren. Het kerkboek is opnieuw gebonden in een zwarte leren band voorzien van zilverwerk en een vergulde snede. Het zilveren beslag is vormgegeven in de bekende schelpvorm, omgeven door enkele florale en ornamentale motieven. De vorm van dit beslag was afkomstig uit Friesland en werd vervaardigd in de stad Meppel. Rond Staphorst werd deze vormgeving bijzonder populair en hierdoor is vrijwel al het Staphorster boekzilver uniform aan aan dit beslag. Het zilverwerk op kerkboeken diende als statussymbool, aan de band kon men de stand en rijkdom van een kerkganger aflezen. De draagketting aan het kerkboek past bij de achttiende eeuwse gewoonte om allerlei voorwerpen aan een kettinkje mee te dragen. De Staphorster Bijbels werden vaak aan een koord of aan een ketting gedragen en behoorden bij de streekdracht voor de zondag. De zilveren ketting van dit exemplaar geeft aan dat deze het eigendom was van een vermogend persoon, de mindere stand droeg de Bijbel aan een blauw koord of in geval van rouw een zwart koord.).

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        ohne Titel ('Feuille V').

      - Kupferstich v. Louis André Dupuis n. Joseph-Johann-Franz Graf von Ferraris aus Carte Chorographique des Pays-Bas Autrichiens . b. Imprimerie Royale in Brüssel, 1777, 56,5 x 61 Lexikon zur Geschichte der Kartographie, C/1, S. 221 ff. - Detailkarte mit dem Gebiet zwischen Dorsten, Uedem, Mettmann u. Dülken. - Uedem, Kervenheim, Geldern, Wachtendonk, Kempen, Süchteln, Dülken, Ürdingen, Linn, Krefeld, Ratingen, Mettmann, Duisburg, Ruhrort, Dinslaken, Dorsten, Wesel, Xanten, Rheinberg, Orsoy, Essen-Kettwig, Essen-Werden, Sonsbeck, Alpen und Kaldenkirchen mit Befestigungsplänen. - Blatt V aus der 25 blättrigen Ferraris-Karte der österreichischen Niederlande.

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        OSSERVAZIONI MINERALOGICHE SU LA MINIERA DI FERRO DI RIO ED ALTRE PARTI DELL'ISOLA D'ELBA.

      Milano, presso Giuseppe Marelli, 1777. In-16 gr. (mm. 193x130), cartoncino rustico coevo, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. 110, con 2 tavv. inc. in rame (f.t. e più volte ripieg.): una carta geografica dell'Isola d'Elba, in scala di Miglia 12. fiorentine, e una interessantissima veduta della “Cava della miniera di ferro di Rio.., An. 1777”, inc. da Domenico Cagnoni su disegno dello stesso Pini. Dopo una breve introduzione, nella quale si dichiara in disaccordo con talune conclusioni cui erano pervenuti studiosi che l'avevano preceduto, l'A. passa alla descrizione topografica dell'isola con riferimento alla sua estensione, al clima, alla natura delle montagne. Trattando dei monti dell'Elba si sofferma con particolare attenzione a descrivere “l'alta montagna di Rio, dove sta la cava antica delle miniere di ferro”. L'opera contiene anche una accurata catalogazione di minerali ivi reperiti, suddivisa in dodici sezioni. Rara "edizione originale", dedicata dall'A. “al Cardinale Ignazio Boncompagni Ludovisi Legato a latere di Bologna” e all'”Ecc.imo suo fratello il Principe di Piombino, Padrone della massima parte dell'Elba” che gli hanno reso “agiato e vantaggioso” il soggiorno nell'isola, durato tre settimane, e fornito “i mezzi più cortesi ed efficaci per farvi comodamente molte osservazioni mineralogiche”. Il milanese Carlo Pini (1739-1825) vestì l'abito talare nel 1756 assumendo il nome di Ermenegildo. Studiò teologia a Roma e a Napoli e nel 1763 tornò a Milano dove concluse il proprio iter formativo presso il Liceo S. Alessandro. Nominato nel 1766 docente di Matematica presso la medesima istituzione, ne ottenne successivamente la cattedra di storia naturale assumendo anche la direzione delle collezioni naturalistiche dell'annesso museo. Nel 1778 venne eletto delegato delle miniere, incarico che gli consentì diverse escursioni sulle Alpi e Prealpi lombarde. E' però nella Milano napoleonica che il prestigio di Padre Pini crebbe, prestigio che riuscì a mantenere anche durante la Resturazione, rimanendo figura di rilievo nel campo delle questioni minerarie e naturalistiche. Fresco esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Mount pleasant: a descriptive poem To which is added, an ode

      Warrington: Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, 1777. 49pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Slightest of loss to margin of E4, very small hole to G3 - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp. The first edition of historian, botanist, art collector, politician and abolitionist William Roscoe's (1753-1831) early poem, written at the age of 16, concerning the Liverpool estate where he had been raised. ESTC T100476.. First edition. Quarto.

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        Mount pleasant: a descriptive poem. To which is added, an ode

      Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, Warrington 1777 - 49pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Slightest of loss to margin of E4, very small hole to G3 - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp. The first edition of historian, botanist, art collector, politician and abolitionist William Roscoe's (1753-1831) early poem, written at the age of 16, concerning the Liverpool estate where he had been raised. ESTC T100476. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biblia, Dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonyke Boeken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Uit de Oorspronkelyke Talen in onze Nederlandsche getrouwelyk overgezet. Door Last van de Hoog. Moog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederl. en Volgens 't Besluyt van de Sinode Nationaal gehouden in de Jaren 1618 en 1619. te Dordrecht. Door gemeene ordre der kerken van drukfouten verbetert. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens fe Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen. WAARBIJ: Evangelische Gezangen, om nevens het Boek der Psalmen

      Amsterdam, by de Compag. 1777/1780/1828 - (gegraveerde titelpagina) 404, 130 folia., z.p., 65 (6), (8) 180 p. Origineel Leer met ribben, 2 zilveren sloten, goud-op-snede en geciseleerd boekblok, 8° H. 17,5 x L. 11,5 x B. 7,5 cm. (Aantrekkelijk kerkboek met daarin het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, Psalmen, Gezangen en Formulieren. Gebonden in een stevige leren band met fraai vormgegeven zilveren sloten, gedecoreerd met Mozes op de bovenste klem, Aaron op de onderste klem en de vier evangelisten op de aanzetstukken. De binnenzijde van het bovenste slot is gegraveerd met het jaar 1784, het onderste slot met de initialen AH.)

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        Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.

      Edinburgh: printed for T. Cadell, London, and C. Elliot, Edinburgh,, 1777. In a series of letters to a friend. Quarto (260 x 205 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, brown morocco spine label, compartments ruled and decorated in gilt, gilt-tooled roll to boards, marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Sir William Forbes to front pastedown. Gentle rubbing to spine and extremities, a little wear to corners, front and rear leaves slightly browned from turn-ins, an excellent copy. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "For Sir William Forbes Bart. from the Author" on the title page verso, complete with both the half-title and addenda pages (pp. 527-34), the former of which is bound in after the errata as issued. Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo (1739–1806) was an eminent Scottish banker and benefactor, and a good friend of James Boswell and, through him, Samuel Johnson. Forbes amassed a large number of highly important works and miscellanies at his library at Pitsligo. The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739–1808) wrote several influential works on rural economy as well as regular articles for his two magazines, The Bee (1790–4) and Recreations (1799–1803). He was "second to none as a development economist" (The New Palgrave I, p. 93). Observations includes one of the earliest criticisms in print of his contemporary Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. The postscript to Letter XIII presents a prolonged argument, with sustained direct quotation, against Smith's light treatment of the importance of grain prices "to the well-being of almost every individual of the state" (p. 310): "since writing the above, I have seen the very ingenious treatise of Dr Adam Smith on the nature and causes of the wealth of nations; and am sorry to find, that I have the misfortune to differ in opinion from an author of such extensive knowledge" (p. 309). Smith never directly addressed these criticisms. In his closing statements on the topic, however, Anderson capitulated by stating that on all other matters Smith's reasoning is "just, clear, and convincing. To [Wealth of Nations] therefore I refer the curious reader for father [sic] satisfaction: - it deserves in particular the serious attention of every person who is concerned in the legislative council of the nation" (pp. 370-1).

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        THE ANNUAL REGISTER, VOLUME 19 (XlX) CONTAINING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

      London, printed for J. Dodsley, 1777. or A View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the year 1776. London, 1777. Contains an early British printing in book form of THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE in Congress 4th July 1776, printed in full. 8vo, 221 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, pages: iv, 1-192, 113-270, [1], 1-259, [9] - Contents, the irregular pagination is the same in all copies, bound in half contemporary calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Spine rubbed with some minor cracks, both hinges beginning to crack but covers holding firmly, corners worn and rubbed, 2 pages have a small ink spot and another has a tiny hole, text easily understood, a few pages have pale age-browning and the occasional pale brown spot mostly to margins, old ink name and date to top of blank endpaper, otherwise a very good clean copy. The Declaration of Independence is followed by the XVI Articles of Confederation between the thirteen colonies, resolved and signed at Philadelphia on 4 Oct. 1776 (pages 261-270), chapter 8 page 143 relates military conflicts between America and Britain (see attached image). See: Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, Volume 1, No. 1614. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Annual Register or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the Year 1776. [ Includes the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776].

      London: J. Dodsley 1777 - First edition. 8vo (8 1/8 x 5 inches), pages: iv:270:259, plus unpaginated contents leaves. Contemporary full tan calf, spine with raised bands and burgundy and black gilt lettering pieces. Small chips out of side of headbands at joints, vertical crack in backstrip but very firm, else well and attractively bound. Contemporary engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown, 20th Century personal bookplarte on front free endpaper. Under the heading "Reasons assigned by the Continental Congress, for the North-American Colonies and Provinces withdrawing their Allegience to the King of Great-Britain", it prints, on pp.261-264, the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776, followed by the Articles of Confederation, resolved by the Congress on 4 October 1776. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The Complete Works.

      London: Printed for T. Evans, and W. Davis,, 1777. Translated from the French. In four volumes. 4 volumes, octavo (217 x 130 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, remaining compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, raised bands. With the separately paginated and registered Index to the Spirit of Laws in volume 4. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Armorial bookplates of the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire to front pastedowns of each volume, 20th-century bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and discriminating collector of 18th-century literature in contemporary bindings, to front free endpaper of volume 1, and a few neat ink annotations to contents. Extremities lightly worn, corners gently bumped, very minor rubbing to the lower board of volume 2 and a few spots to rear board of volume 3, contents a little foxed, otherwise a bright, clean set. First collected edition in English of the works of "one of the great political philosophers of the Enlightenment" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Books XI and XII of The Spirit of Laws are sparsely but intelligently annotated in a contemporary hand, possibly by the 12th Earl of Suffolk and 5th Earl of Berkshire, Henry Howard (1739–1779); for example, Montesquieu's discussion of Roman government concludes with the reader's observation that "the Causes of destroying the Liberty of Rome better explain'd in this chapter than by any other treatise I ever read on the subject".

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        BICKERSTAFF'S NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1778

      Norwich: Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail, by J. Trumbull, 1777. [24]pp. Self wrappers, stitched. Minor staining and foxing, a few leaves with contemporary marginalia. Very good. A rare Revolutionary-period almanac from Connecticut, attributed by both Evans and Bates in his CHECK LIST OF CONNECTICUT ALMANACS, 1709-1850. The contemporary marginalia reveals the usefulness of the almanac, with several notations from a colonial American noting good times to perform certain functions according to the calendar, namely "a good time to cut coalts" on June 13. Only seven copies reported from five institutions in ESTC. EVANS 15706. TRUMBULL 254. DRAKE 312.

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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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