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        During the Rhode Island Campaign of 1778, Signer William Whipple Appoints a Quartermaster For His Brigade

      William Whipple was a signer of the Declaration of Independence as a represen- & tative of New Hampshire. In 1777, he was made Brigadier General of the New & Hampshire Militia, participating in the successful expedition against General & Burgoyne at the battles of Stillwater and Saratoga raising and commanding a & brigade of militia during the campaign. In 1778, he led another New Hampshire & militia brigade at the Battle of Rhode Island on August 29. & Autograph Document Signed, Camp on Rhode Island, August 12, 1778, during & the Rhode Island campaign. "This is to certify that I have appointed Mr. Nathaniel & Gaffield Quarter Master of the Brigade of New Hampshire Volunteers under my com- & mand. Wm. Whipple, Brig. Gen."

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        Virtue in humble life: containing reflections on relative duties, particularly those of masters and servants ... Various anecdotes of the living and the dead: in two hundred and nine conversations, between a father and his daughter, amidst rural scenes ... with a manual of devotion

      London: Printed for Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; Sewel, near the Royal-Exchange; and Bew, in Pater-noster-Row, 1777. 4to (28.4 cm, 11.2"). 2 vols. in 1. I: Frontis., [2] ff., xvii, [1], vii, [1], 323, [1] p., [2] ff., pp. 325 (i.e., 327)–411, [1] p. II: Frontis., vii, [1], 523, [1] p. This is the second edition of => father-daughter dialogues intended to strengthen => servants' morals by myriad examples and advice; it was first published as an octavo series in 1774, using much the same content as Hanway's earlier Farmer's Advice to his Daughter (1770). The author (1712–86) was a merchant and philanthropist known not only for his charity, but also for regularly sporting both a sword and an umbrella at a time when neither was fashionable, and for tipping attractive female servants especially well. (He was a prolific author, too.) Chapters include conversations between daughter Mary and her father on the utmost importance of prayer, sacraments, and charity; the "reciprocal duties of masters and servants"; the "necessity of subordination"; and "caution to female domestics against dancing-meetings," among many, many other topics large and small. The text is handsomely printed double-column in roman and italic, with => two finely engraved frontispieces signed by E. Edwards and J. Hall, one at the beginning of each volume: the first of a father and daughter sitting beneath a tree; the second of Hanway seated on a rock, contemplating a book and skull beneath the motto "Never Despair" — the author's own, which he adopted after a particularly grueling merchant voyage for the Russia Company in 1743. Each volume also has its own title-page, the Manual of Devotion, Consisting of Prayers, Psalms, Hymns, and Lessons that appears between the two having its own as well. ESTC T93949; Goldsmiths-Kress 11624. On Hanway, see: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online. Contemporary speckled calf, boards framed in a gilt Greek key pattern, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers; recently rebacked, spine gilt extra preserving original gilt-tooled green morocco label and adding a new red one gilt with author and title. Boards stained and scratched in a few places, corners bumped, chipping leather glued down; marbled endpapers repaired with photocopy segments of the original design. Ex-library: stamps on bottom edge, front endpaper, and rear pastedown (only). Mild to moderate foxing on a handful of leaves in each volume, and one small circular stain affecting eight or so pages in first, while pages mostly clean and bright; short closed tear to bottom margin of one leaf in second volume. => Nice.

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        Chikuden Gafu

      Esteemed painter, scholar, writer, poet, calligrapher, friend of many leading late Edo period literati, Chikuden with his mastery of the brush and treatment of literati themes and Bunjinga landscape composition developed an original painting style of great interest. During his lifetime, by design, he sold no paintings and contributed relatively few woodblock print designs. Offered is a partial set, 2 volumes of the woodblock prints of his paintings from the rare 4 volumes set in 2 parts, produced after Chikuden in a suitable size for travel and study. The 32 double-page prints from the finely executed transfer designs have that ineffable Chikuden quality that offers new insights with repeated viewing. VOLUMES: a partial set, 2 volumes from the 4 volumes divided into 2 parts, 1 volume offered from each part, volume 1 of Part I, and volume 2 of Part II. WOODBLOCK PRINTS: black, white and gray with wash, print 15 in vol. 2 with dark pink, these examples with fine definition and sharpness, and fresh colors. SIZE: As issued: Covers: 16 x 9.5 cm (6.3 x 3.74 inches). Pages: within a single ruled border are 11.9 x 9.1 cm. Double page prints, (Format: 2 facing pages within ruled borders, narrow gutter part of print design), are 119 x 181 mm (4.7 x 7.13 inches). FORMAT: Publisher's auburn brown, lined paper covers sewn with white cord in noble (koki toji), 6-stab holes bindings, upper wrappers with the 10.5 cm mounted, ivory title slips with double ruled, curved corner borders, printed in black with 6 characters, volume number at foot, different titles for each volume, (Part II, the koken), volume one with a mikaeshi, (text on inside of upper wrapper), on a special white peach paper dusted with green with flecks of gold protected by a blank interleaf. All hanko seals in the 2 volumes are printed in red. CONDITION DETAIL: Worming: Vol. 1: bottom of upper cover with innocuous track; doesn't continue. Vol. 2: 3 cm thin vertical track, bottom of inside of upper cover, ends in Print 1. 4 other prints with minute pin track outside of print frame at outermost edge of top corner. Owner markings: 1 small hanko seal applied in red ink to bottom of the lower cover of each volume. Pages: some with bottom edge soiling: characters inked on bottom block edge with tiny ink dot on bottom edge of some pages. Vol. 2: light tip bends: 2 prints with 1 instance of slight loss amidst a repeating pattern, so readily made up for by eye, (Print 8, 10 x 2 mm, Print 12, triangular, 9 mm base, 4 mm height). Covers: Slight wear and soiling, the upper cover of vol. 1 with a scalloped 2 cm top edge chip, .5 cm at its deepest and a pen mark adjacent to spine, the upper cover of vol. 2 with a few pale spots and light corner wear. Title Slips: light soiling and a few tiny edge chips. Binding: Fine, appears original. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete for both volumes: Part I, Volume 1; 47 pages-23 numbered sheets, (8 different hanko seals used), with 10 double-page landscape prints in black, white and gray with wash, 7 with figures: mikaeshi, 1 page, (and protective sheet), preface, stamped with 2 seals, ), 2 numbered sheets and includes 1 blank page, 21 numbered sheets with separate pagination from preface, starting with section ending b/w decoration stamped with 3 seals + 10 prints, each stamped with one of 2 seals + 10 sheets of text, each following a print, the last text sheet stamped with a seal, with ending blank page. Part II, Volume 2; 51 pages-25 numbered sheets, (7 different hanko seals used), with 22 double-page landscape prints in black, white and gray with wash (Print 15 also with dark pink and wash), many with figures, 19 prints stamped with seals (4 seals used, including the 2 seals for prints from vol. 1): introductory text, 1 page, 22 prints, accompanied by text in print frame (in 4-11 columns), and 1 blank page, afterword with separate pagination stamped with 2 seals, 2 sheets, closing note with seal, 1 page. AVAILABILITY: Rare. A worldwide catalog search outside of Japan finds 1 institutional holding for the set at the Ryerson Library. REFERENCE: Ryerson, p. 423. Waseda University Catalog. Brown, p. 119. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. CHIKUDEN: born in 1777 in Takeda in the north of Kyushu Island at Oka Castle, second son of Hisada Nakagawa, the physician to the Lord of Oka. Trained as a doctor but gave up the practice of medicine at age 23 and became an instructor in Confucian ethics and in history at the clan school under the Lord of Oka's jurisdiction, the Yugakukan. At the same time he studied Chinese painting, in particular the work of the Ming period painter, Dong Qichang (1555-1636) and the Chinese classics and became the official historian for Bungo Province. He also studied painting under Watanabe Hoto in Bungo and poetry with Karahashi Kunzan in Kyoto and visited Tani Buncho, (the great Bunjinga painter) in Edo in 1801, also studying with him via extended correspondence. After retiring from serving the Lord of Oka in 1813, he devoted himself to art and scholarship, becoming one of the greatest 19th century Japanese Nanga or Bunjinga school (literati) painters. He did very little woodblock design work (Brown) and never sold his paintings. Chikuden is widely credited with having a profound understanding and mastery of Chinese Ming Dynasty painting schools and was a published writer of great repute, and a poet, calligrapher and scholar of the Chinese classics. Known for a light line and spare use of color, he is best known for his landscapes, including of Kenkofu-kyo Canyon on Kyushu Island, many executed on the spot during his travels. He wrote the influential Sanchujin jozetsu (Chatter of a Mountain Dweller) in 1813: the 2 volumes treatise, including the Chikuden-so-shiyu garoku, his 100 rules of painting, was published in 1835. He also wrote a history of Oita, Bungo kokushi, and several influential works on tea including Chagu zafu (Pictorial Album of Tea Utensils) in 1829 and Hocha shisho sanshu (A Collection of Three New Books on Boiling Tea). Among his intimate literati friends were: Uragami Gyokudo, Uragami Shunkin, Rai San'yo, Kido Takayoshi, Okada Beisanjin and Shochiku Shinozaki. Chikuden died in Osaka in 1835.

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        An Act to Impower His Majesty to Secure and Detain Persons Charged with, or Suspected of, the Crime of High Treason, Committed in any of his Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the Crime of Piracy

      London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1777. Near Fine. [2], 311-312 p.; 31 cm. (folio). Disbound. Title page reads "Anno Regni Georgii III. . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third . . . And from thence continued, by several Prorogations, to the Thirty-first Day of October, 1776; Being the Third Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain." Woodcut royal coat of arms above the imprint. Woodcut headpiece and historiated initial at the beginning of the act. "Whereas a Rebellion and War have been openly and traiterously levied and carried on in certain of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America, and Acts of Treason and Piracy have been committed on the High Seas, and upon the Ships and Goods of His Majesty's Subjects, and many Persons have been seised and taken, who are expressly charged or strongly suspected of such Treasons and Felonies, and many more such Persons may be hereafter so seised and taken . . ." An act allowing magistrates to hold until January 1778 anyone who had committed or was suspected of having committed treason in the American colonies. Any participation in or support for the Revolution was considered treason against Great Britain. In Near Fine Condition: disbound; small chip at tail of spine; clean and bright. Very scarce.

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        Le droit des gens, ou principes de la loi naturelle, appliques a la conduite et aux affaires des nations et des souverains - [Complete in 2 volumes and bound in 1]

      Neuchatel : [s.n.], 1777. New Edition. Nouvelle edition. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. Subjects; War. International law and relations - Early works to 1800. Associate reference; ESTC citation no.: T112820. Very good; bound in full contemporary vellum with contrasting gilt-blocked labels -raised bands &c. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        British Remains. Discovery of America. British or Welsh versions and editions of the Bible. Remarks on the British Tongue. The Extinct Peerage of England. (5 titles 1 Vol)

      London: Bew Brown Hett Buckland Rivington, 1777 In full brown contemporary leather, corners and edges bumped and worn a little. Spine has raised bands, gilt lines, gilt title on red leather label, edges bumped, bottom edge missing a small piece of leather, cracked a little along joint. Internally has the bookplate of Pontypridd Library and Charles Evans along with his signature to the fpd, plus a random small circular library stamp, half title present, text block edges uncut, [4], (viii), 184 pp. WITH 2. An Enquiry into the truth of the tradition, concerning the Discovery of America, by the Prince Madoc ab Owen Gwynedd, about the year, 1170 by John Williams, London by J Brown, E and T Williams, 1791, (viii), 82 pp, [5]. With 3. An Historical account of the British or Welsh versions and editions of the Bible. With an appendix containing the dedications prefixed to the first impressions. By Thomas Llewelyn, London, printed by Richard Hett, 1768, (vii), [1], 112 pp. With 4. Historical and Critical Remarks on the British Tongue and its Connection with other Languages founded on its state in the Welsh Bible. By Thomas Llewelyn. London, printed for J Buckland, 1769, [4], 120 pp, [1]. With 5. The Extinct Peerage of England: Containing a succinct account of all the Peers whose Titles are Expired: With their Descents, Marriages, and Issues; Offices in Government and memorable actions. From the conquest tot he year 1769. By Solomon Bolton, London for J and F Rivington, 1769, [8], 315 pp, [1], [12], ink name to epd. (1.ESTC T29717. 2.T32773. 3.T91267. 4.T91259. 5.T113548) An important collection of titles.

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        [Designs for neoclassical ornaments]

      London 1777-1792: Published By the Author Broadsheet folio (550 x 394 mm.). 67 etched plates by and after Pergolesi, numbered 1-66 (two plates numbered 56), containing designs numbered irregularly 1-435, a number of the plates printed in sepia or bistre. Without title or text, as published. Central medallions of plates 20, 30, 40 and 55 signed by Francesco Bartolozzi after G. B. Cipriani; central medallion portrait of the duke of Northumberland on plate 56[b] signed by Ignatius Joseph Van den Berghe after Pierre Violet. (A few minor marginal repairs to the plates in Part 1.) Stab-stitched in the 13 original parts, in original salmon wrappers, upper covers each with the part number written in black crayon in a large contemporary hand (half of lower wrapper to part 1 restored, a few other small repairs to wrappers, sewing renewed), housed in a morocco-backed folding box. First edition of this splendid collection of neo-classical designs for every conceivable type of ornament: "ceilings, doors, wall panels, silverware, urns and vases, marquetry, etc. - interspersed with arabesques and grotesques" (Millard). A veritable encyclopedia of neo-classical ornament, the plates were the work of an otherwise little-known Italian artist, who was hired in Italy ca. 1760-1763 by the brothers James and Robert Adams as an assistant for their architectural projects. Although Pergolesi's only firmly documented work was at Syon House in Middlesex, where he was paid for painting the 62 pilasters in the Long Gallery, as part of Robert Adam's famous remodeling of the house for the First Duke of Northumberland, he clearly remained in England, where he may have derived an income from teaching art to the nobility and gentry. "Pergolesi's primary aim in publishing his designs was not to document his achievements, but rather to provide a pattern book for the fashionable Adam style of neo-classical ornament.. But. Pergolesi was unwilling to enter into partnerships with publishers, and the limited circulation of his suite seems confirmed by its comparative scarcity today" (Millard, II, p. 206). The designs were published serially, with each part containing 5 plates, between 1777 and 1792. Projected in a ca. 1786 prospectus (Proposals for publishing by subscription. a great variety of original designs. in the Etruscan and grotesque style) as a two-volume set, each volume containing 20 parts (thus 200 plates), Pergolesi's ambitious project was never completed for lack of subscribers. Most sets contain 60 to 67 plates; only one copy, that of George III in the British Library, contains the "maximum" number of plates, totaling 72, including a second plate numbered 66, and four plates of designs made by one Dulouchamp (or Dulonchamp) after Pergolesi's death. "An important selling point of the work was provided by Pergolesi's contacts with other Italian immigrant artists. Often printed in sanguine to emphasize their special value, Francesco Bartolozzi engraved six of the central vignettes, after G. B. Cipriani. Both Bartolozzi and Cipriani were much better known than Pergolesi." (loc. cit.). These vignettes, all but one showing putti engaged in various seasonal activities, are on plates 10, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 55; those on plates 10 and 25 (showing Apollo in his chariot) unsigned but attributed to these artists in Pergolesi's prospectus. Revisions of the plate imprints, found in a number of copies, were made in an attempt to extend Pergolesi's copyright. The present copy, in which most of the dates were revised forward (details below), was apparently prepared for a subscriber who joined the venture 11 or 12 years after its commencement. Many of the plate numbers also show signs of having been reworked in the plate (cf. Millard, p. 206: "an attempt to correct the careless numbering of the plates top right was also made at some stage, by hand or by alteration on the copper"). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at .

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        British Dominions in America agreeable to the Treaty of 1763: Divided into the several Provinces and Jurisdictions

      London: Andrew Dury, 1777. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Dissected into 16 sections and linen-backed as issued. Inset of the tip of Florida. 17 5/8 x 21 1/2 inches. Rare Revolutionary-war separate issue of Kitchen's map of North America. This map, in various forms, was issued by Kitchin following the French and Indian War and into the 1780s. Kitchen, who engraved the Mitchell map, closely follows that famed mapping, though in a reduced form. The colonies are shown from Labrador in the North to Florida in the south, and as far west as the other side of the Mississippi, which is marked "Extensive Meadows full of Buffaloes." This copy is a rare separately-issued example in case map format. A similar map by Kitchen would appear in 1780 and 1782 editions of Guthrie's New System of Modern Geography (See McCorkle 780.6), though with the inset border and cartouche changed. We find only the Clements Library copy of this rare war-dated separate issue. Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America or McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps.

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        A Commentary, with Notes, on the Four Evangelists and the Acts of the Apostles; together with a New Translation of St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians, with a Paraphrase and Notes. To which are added other Theological Pieces. To the whole is prefixed, some account of his Lordship's Life and Character. Complete in 2 Volumes.

      Printed by E. Cox by T. Cadell., London. 1777 - Good. Contemporaneous full calf. Calf to front joints of each volume are cracked and the rear joints cracking. Six bands to each spine. Covers lightly rubbed. The two gilt lettered calf tiles to the spine of Vol. I are missing and the volume tile to the spine of Vol. II is chipped. Armorial bookplate of John Hunter of The Hermitage to front pastedown of each volume. Very mild foxing, largely to very outermost leaves, other than this the leaves are remarkably clean and fresh. lx, [4] and 599pp and 481pp, plus errata. First printings both, with errata leaf to rear of Vol. II. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Statue e Gruppi in bronzo e in marmo, che sono in Firenze alla vista del Pubblico, disegnate e incise da Ga. Vascellini Bolognese in Firenze MDCCLXXVII (1777) - Parts One and Two

      Florence. 1777. Hardcover. Very Good. Large quarto, leather-backed and cornered paper covered boards, engraved title pages, two sections with 30 numbered engraved plates of Roman, classical and early baroque Italian statues and marbles. Very good overall, with light to moderate wear to binding, especially corners, contents VG but with minor ex-library marks: bookplate on pastedown (with 'withdrawn' stamp), perforated stamp to title page, ink stamp to verso of the title page, no other marks. Plates are very good, lightly foxed throughout, the title page to the second part has a three inch clean tear. Beautiful plates. Does not appear to be lacking any pages or title pages, but some citations call for 64 pp., which would have to include the front and rear blanks (which our copies does have). RARE on the market or auction.

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        Histoire naturelle et civile de la Californie... traduite de l'Anglois, par M[arc] E[idous]

      Paris: Durand, 1777. 3 volumes bound in 2. 12mo., (6 4/8 x 3 5/8 inches). Half-titles. Fine folding engraved map of California (short tear at mount), woodcut and typographic initials and head- and tailpieces. Contemporary French mottled calf, spines in six compartments with five raised bands, with red and citron morocco lettering-pieces in the second and third, the others decorated with small gilt pomegranate tools edges (a bit rubbed). First edition in French and A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COPY. First published in Madrid in 1757: the earliest history of California. The work was widely disseminated during the decade following its publication through translations into English, French, Dutch and German. It remains one of the primary printed sources of the region's early colonial history. Attributed to Marc Antoine Eidous, the present "rather precise" French translation (Wagner) was made from the 1759 English version of the text. Venegas's name is nowhere mentioned, and the translation omits Appendices 6 and 7, De Lisle's Mémoire, and the account of the voyage of Admiral Fonte. The map of California reproduces the frontispiece map of the original edition, without the ten decorative border vignettes of the original. A variant issue of this edition is recorded, with the first title-page dated 1766. Howes V-69; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 132b; Hill 1769; Sabin 98843. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries dot com..

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

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        Tableau de l'histoire generale des Provinces-Unies. first edition; 10 vols., 12mo, old speckled leather with leather labels and red edges; bindings rubbed and most with chipping at heads or tails of spine, general age toning but not fragile, pinhole wormi

      Utrecht: J. Van Schoonhoven & Comp (etc.),, 1777-1784. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, August 4. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! 10 volumes, 12mo, old speckled leather with leather labels and red edges; bindings rubbed and most with chipping at heads or tails of spine, general age toning but not fragile, pinhole worming mostly in pastedowns but with occasional minor extension into text, general age toning but not fragile, last two volumes also have damp staining on early and late leaves, first volume lacks front free endpaper and is signed by American vaccination pioneer Dr. John Redman Coxe on title, good+. Photos available upon request.

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        Biographia Literaria, or A Biographical History of Literature, containing the Lives of English, Scottish and Irish Authors. Volume I (no more published): From the beginning of the Fifth to the end of the Sixteenth Century

      London, printed for J. Dodsley, 1777. Folio; XXXIV-537 pp., 2 hs. Ejemplar sin desbarbar, con algunos taladros de polilla en los márgenes blancos de algunas hojas. Cubiertas de salida, en cartoné antiguo.

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        Versuch Schweizerischer Gedichte

      Bern, Typographische Gesellschaft 1777.. 11. verm. u. verb. Aufl. 8°. 9 Bll., 343 S. Mit 1 gest. Titelportr. u. 1 Titelvign., mehreren Textvign. u. 20 Textkupfern. von Balthasar Dunker. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Goldpräg., Vollgoldschn. Leicht berieb. Exlibris. Goedeke IV/1, 24, 2m; Rümann 397; Lanckoronska/Oehler II, 185 - Ausgabe letzter Hand, erstmals 1732 erschienen. Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), Schweizer Mediziner, Botaniker und Wissenschaftspublizist. Als Dichter trat Haller vor allem durch seine 1732 erstmals erschienene Gedichtsammlung Versuch Schweizerischer Gedichte hervor, in der sich das berühmte, von Haller selbst dort auf 1729 datierte Gedicht Die Alpen befand.

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        British Zoology Vol IV Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea. (Only)

      London: Benj. White., 1777 in half calf, marbled boards, tips replaced. Spine relaid, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to new red and black leather labels. Internally, no inscriptions, engraved title page, [7], (iv-viii), [10] pl list, [1], 2-154 pp, [2] corrections, 93 pls (of 93), [1] errata, [3] adverts, some light water staining. (ESTC T150744. Lowndes 1823.Allibone Pannoni 478)Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer whose first folio edition of British Zoology was followed by a more successful and smaller second edition, and by additional volumes on reptiles, fish, and marine animals. The work was organized according to the classificatory systems of John Ray, whom Pennant much admired. Five editions of British Zoology were published between 1766 and 1812. See ODNB.

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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

      Paris: Chez le Rouge, 1777. Copper-engraved map, with period hand colouring in outline, on four sheets, joined to form two folding sheets, approximate size of the joined folding sheets: 30 1/2 x 42 3/4 inches, overall image size (if the pairs of sheets were to be joined): 51 3/8 x 41 inches. Large inset strip map of the Hudson River at the lower right, titled: Cours de la Riviere d'Hudson et la Comunication avec le Canada Par le Lac Champlain Jusqu'au Fort Chambly par Sauthier. 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 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). 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 asked 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. This Le Rouge issue of the map appeared in his Atlas Ameriquain Septentrional (Paris, 1778), the principal French atlas of the American Revolution. The addition of the strip map of the Hudson was intended, primarily, to fill the blank portion of the map in the region of the Atlantic Ocean. 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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      CHEZ LA VEUVE D' HOURI, PARIS 1777 - HUITIEME EDITION , revue , augmentée de remarques importantes & enrichie de figures en taille-douce , qui représentent les instruments nouveaux les plus en usage & même de 24 qu' on a réuni dans une seule planche qui ne se trouve pas dans les premieres éditions par M. George de LA FAYE , 1 volume in-8 de 16 pages de préface + 724 pages , dans une reliure d'éoque plein veau marbré , dos à 5 nerfs richement orné , tranches marbrées , BIEN COMPLET du portrait en frontispice , d' une gravure dépliante du Palais Royal , de 16 planches hors-texte et de 51 figures gravées dans le texte , la reliure est légèrement frottée , une déchirure à la coiffe supérieure de 2 cm recollée avec un très léger manque , infimes taches et rousseurs , bon exemplaire .

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        Choix des mémoires de l'Academie Royale des inscriptions et belles-lettres

      Londres: T. Becket & P. Elmsly, 1777. 4to (27 cm, 10.6"). 3 vols. I: [2], iii, [1], lx, 656 pp. (pagination skips 17–32, text uninterrupted). II: [2], iii, [1], ccviii, 495, [1 (blank)] pp. III: [2], iii, lxviii, [1], 696 pp.; 1 fold. plt., 2 plts. Sole edition thus: Three-volume set of selected pieces from the Histoire et mémoires de l'Académie, a massive collection of French-language commentary and criticism on Greek and Latin classics. The printing of the Histoire et mémoires commenced in 1717 and ran through 1809, with the total number of volumes coming to 51; the present compilation offers especially noteworthy treatises from the beginning of the series through 1763. The third volume includes two plates and one oversized, folding plate reproducing two inscriptions and a frieze, engraved by E. Malpas. ~> Uncommon outside of Great Britain's libraries. ESTC T113913; Brunet, I, 26; Lowndes, I, 5. Contemporary treed calf, spines gilt extra, with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels; leather worn at edges and moderately rubbed with joints cracking. Front pastedowns with private bookplates and signs that a plate was removed on front free endpaper (one vol. endpaper holed); impressions of old pencilled shelf numbers on title-pages (and one lightly inked old date). First two leaves of vol. III with upper margins stained and final leaf browned; some pages with a few spots of faint foxing, most clean and crisp.

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        A State of the Expedition from Canada, as laid before the House of Commons

      21cm x 11.5cm (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), ix,[2]ad, [1]-191[1]blank, appendix cix. Rebound in three quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt title on the spine and new endpapers.  Complete with six folding maps and one folding table with some elements hand-coloured, only one with small supplemental overlay map section (lacking one), some tears to edges and on fields. Folding map at front mounted on linen paper. Internal foxing and damp staining to many of the pages. Title page with old repair of small missing section at top and previous owner's name neatly written. Page [iii], with names of two people neatly written on the page. Front of book one map:Map 1  is entitled A MAP OF THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THE ARMY UNDER LT. GENERAL BURGOYNE ACTED IN THE CAMPAIGN OF 1777, SHOWING THE MARCHES OF THE ARMY & THE PLACES OF THE PRINCIPAL ACTIONS. (one 1" fold tear) Back of book five maps:Map 2 is the PLAN OF ACTION AT HUBERTON UNDER BRIGADIER GEN. FRAZER, SUPPORTED BY MAJOR GEN. REIDESEL ON JULY 7, 1777. (soiled, light foxing, two 2" fold tears)top right and left borders; Overall fair condition only.Map 3 is entitled MAP OF THE DETACHMENT UNDER LIEUT. COL. BAUM AT WALMSCOCK NEAR BENNINGTON SHOWING THE ATTACK OF THE ENEMY ON THE 16TH AUGUST, 1777.  (soiled, light foxing, one 1/8" x 3/4" hole in border)Map 4: PLAN OF THE POSITION WHICH THE ARMY UNDER LT. GEN. BURGOYNE TOOK AT SARATOGA ON THE 10TH OF SEPTEMBER 1777 AND IN WHICH IT REMAINED TILL THE CONVENTION WAS SIGNED.(soiled, light foxing, two 1" fold tears at bottom)Map 5 shows the PLAN OF THE ENCAMPMENT AND POSITIONS OF THE ARMY UNDER HIS EXCELL. LT. GENERAL BURGOYNE AT BREMUS HEIGHTS ON HUDSON'S RIVER NEAR STILLWATER. with one overlay map section.(soiled, light foxing, one 12" fold tears at right)Map 6 is entitled PLAN OF THE ENCAMPMENT AND POSITIONS OF THE ARMY UNDER HIS EXCELL. LT. GENERAL BURGOYNE AT SWORDS HOUSE ON HUDSON'S RIVER NEAR STILLWATER. (soiled, light foxing, one 1/8" fold tear in map centre on fold) One old tear repair.TPL 6576,  Lande 69

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        An Account of the Life and Writings of Herman Boerhaave;

      d 1777 - London - Henry Lintot and T. Durham, 1742 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An unusual copy, comprising two separate biographies bound in a single volume. The first is of Dr Hermann Boerhaave(1668 1738), a Dutch botanist, humanist and physician of European fame. He is regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital. The second is of Voltaire (1694 - 1778), a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties. A versatile writer, he produced works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. The two works have been professionally combined and rebound for the Birmingham Medical Institute, the name of which can be seen at the base of the spine and on several institutional stamps throughout the volume. With a copperplate contents page. Interesting and valuable works particularly the first stated. Condition: Sympathetically rebound in half calf with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed with some very slightloss to the extremities and the marbled paper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just the occasional handling mark. Overall: GOOD..

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        Reports of cases adjudged in the Court of King's Bench, since the death of Lord Raymond; in four parts, distributed according to the times of his four successors, ... By Sir James Burrow, ... With two tables: ...

      London : printed by His Majesty's law-printers; for Edward Brooke (successor to Messrs. Worrall and Tovey), 1777-1780.. 5 Vols., folio, vols., 1,4 & 5 first editions, vol. 3 second edition, vol. 2 third edition, with cont. ownership signature of C.W. Willis, Temple, and Thomas Hodson, Lichfield, some minor worming to margins of one vol. cont. calf, rubbed, hinges cracked, a couple of boards loose.

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        Rona, A Poem in Seven Books illustrated with a Correct Map of the Hebrides and Elegant Engravings

      London.: J. Murray.. First edition.. 1777.. 7 engraved plates and folding map, Dedication and Introduction (i-xviii)+ 219 pp, plus 1pp adverts for other Murray books, approximately 11 x 9 inches, leather covered boards (hardbound). Front cover, front free endpaper, title page and first engraving all detatched. Contemporary leather binding is in poor condition, with abrasion to leather, corners bumped, spine chipped and cracked. One inch repaired tear to map where it is attached; contents clean and bright. Engravings by James Caldwall after William Hamilton. Large folding map of the Hebrides (dated 1776) by M. J. Armstrong. A verse tragedy in rhyming iambic pentameter lines that unfolds in seven chapters, each prefaced by the Argument. The tale told is that of the misanthrope Basilius who spurns mankind, retreating with his young daughter Cleora to Rona, a remote island in the Hebrides whose inhabitants are unacquainted with the wider world. Years pass; Cleora and a shepherd of Rona, Philemon, fall in love with the blessing of Basilius. Tragedy comes with intruders from the outside world and, by the poem's end, Basilius, his daughter and her lover are dead. .

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        Osnabruck." Gesamtansicht von Westen mit den Wallanlagen und Kloster Gertrudenberg außerhalb der Stadtmauer

      Kupferstich von Christian Ludolph Reinhold um 1777. 23.5x33.5 cm. - Israel / Borchers 129 - Flaskamp, Reinhold 1 b - Biogr. Hb. Os. S. 238f. - Exemplar der Zweitausgabe mit 2 großen Staffagebäumen im Vordergrund. Unter der Darstellung vierzeilige Widmung an den zu der Zeit 14jährigen englischen Prinzen Friedrich von York, der erwählter Fürstbischof von Osnabrück war, in der Mitte unten das englische Königswappen mit dem Osnabrücker Wappen, dem sechsspeichigen Rad, als Herzschild. Links und oben schmaler Papierrand, kl. Loch unauffällig restauriert.Christian Ludolph Reinhold (1739 Wunstorf - 1791 Versmold) Mathematiker, Zeichner, Vermesser und Schriftsteller. Er "gehört in die vorderste Reihe der Osnabrücker Aufklärer". Seit 1763 in Osnabrück als Privatlehrer für Mathematik und Kunst tätig, von 1765 bis 1790 unterrichtete er am Ratsgymnasium Mathematik und Physik.

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        VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE, AND ROUND THE WORLD. 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

      London: For W. Strahan, 1777. 2 volumes. First edition. Vol II contains the Letter from John Ibbetson and A Discourse Upon Some Late Improvements of the Means of Preserving the Health of Mariners, both to rear. Illustrated with a profusion of engraved maps, charts, portraits and illustrative plates, many folding. 4to, bound in contemporary diced calf, double gilt ruled borders with gilt ornamental corner pieces, inner gilt floral design to the covers, repeated in blind, sometime expertly and sypathetically restored at the backs, spines with raised bands tooled in gilt and blind, gilt device in four compartments and contrasting red and black-green morocco labels in two, gilt lettered, marbled endleaves, page edges speckled. xl + 378; (8) + 396 pp.; 50 finely engraved copperplates (26 are folding or double-page) & 14 maps & charts (6 of which are folding or double-page), 1 folding letterpress table. A beautiful and striking set, crisp and clean and finely bound to taste. Internally a very fine copy with good wide margins to the text and plates, no cropping of imprints. ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK AND an extremely important and scarce work on Polar exploration and a cornerstone work in the voyage oeuvre. The first recorded mission to the Antarctic region and the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle. Prior to Cook, virtually nothing was known about the great area of space called the Antarctic region. Since Magellan returned from rounding Cape Horn in 1520 there had been wide spread belief that a large continent may be present over the South Pole. Many went so far as to believe that this continent may even be inhabited and perhaps warm and lush due to the volcanic activity Magellan observed at Tierra del Fuego. These theories and speculations would persist for over two centuries with virtually no additional evidence to support or rebute them. Cook, setting off in 1773, went expressly with the idea of finding out the truth about the regions round the South Pole, still spoken of vaguely as "Terra Incognito”. New Holland (Australia) was itself once believed to be part of this great shadowy continent, but Cook's earlier voyage (1768-1771) had definitely proved that New Holland did not form part of some still larger expanse of land. Captain Cook took with him two small ships, the ‘Resolution’ and the ‘Adventure’, and in addition to the crews he took men interested in science and natural history, so that every kind of observation might be made. Cook steered steadily south, and on January 17, 1773, he crossed the Antarctic Circle, thus sailing where man had never before ventured. Long before this he had encountered ice, for, although latitude 66.5° south is taken as the border line of the Antarctic Circle, Polar conditions are met with long before the actual Antarctic Circle is reached. Having crossed the Antarctic Circle in January 1773 (summer-time in those latitudes)' Cook decided that the conditions and surroundings made it unwise to risk staying there in colder weather. He therefore withdrew for a time, and continued his wide, sweeping survey in the direction of New Zealand. In December 1773 he returned to the Antarctic Circle to find the ice so difficult that he had again to retire for a few weeks. But in the next month—January 1774—he came back again, and this time he succeeded in forcing his way as far south as 71° 10’. From here, being a man of intelligence and duty, he determined to return home. As far as his eye could range he saw nothing but ice-fields. There was no sign of vegetation, no animal life; the cliffs were smooth and inaccessible; and, in any case, a landing could apparently afford no benefit. He records: “I will not say it was impossible anywhere to get farther to the south; but the attempting it would have been a dangerous and rash enterprise, and what I believe no man in my situation would have thought of. I, who had ambition not only to go farther than anyone had been before, but as far as it was possible for man to go, was not sorry at meeting with this interruption [of solid ice]. Since therefore, we could not proceed one inch farther to the south, no other reason need be assigned for my tacking and standing to the north.” Later he records the impression left on his mind by those southern snows, which is memorable not only in itself but as the very first account of a region never before visited by man. “Thick fogs, snowstorms, intense cold, and every other thing that can render navigation dangerous must be encountered; and these difficulties are greatly heightened by the inexpressibly horrid aspect of the country; a country doomed by nature never once to feel the warmth of the sun's rays, but to lie buried in everlasting snow and ice.” And so, having reached 71° 10' S., and having seen sights never before seen by man, Cook's vessels laboriously sailed out of the Antarctic Circle, an area to which no explorer would return to for more than forty years. By the end of July 1775 Cook's expedition was back in England, after an absence of rather more than three years. In this long time only four men out of a company of 191 had died, and of these only one had succumbed to disease. Captain Cook was not only a superb navigator, but understand the laws of good health as well as the laws of good seamanship. Other voyagers followed Cook in the South Polar region, and have of course far exceeded the boundaries set by him, but to Cook belongs the glory of being the first to adventure there. He established conclusively that the fabled southern continent of volcanic warmth and habitation had no existence and he had pushed back the boundaries of the South Polar Continent almost to their real position. He returned nevertheless convinced, from dredged material and from evidence other than the actual sight of land, that a great continent really had its existence around the Pole. This, the official account of the second voyage, was written by Captain Cook himself, and was the only account that Cook ever wrote himself. It was on this voyage that the continent of Antarctica was first outlined. The account also contains extensive material on New Zealand, the Friendly Islands, Easter Island and the Society Islands.

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

      London: 1777. Copper engraving with lovely early colour. Engraved by B. Pastorini. In excellent condition. 17 1/4 x 23 inches. 19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. An elegant engraving depicting the beautiful ceiling designs in the countess of Derby's dressing room in her celebrated house in Grosvenor Square, London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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      Philadelphia: Robert Aitken, 1777.. [2], 513, [23]pp. Early 19th-century sheep and marbled boards. Rubbed and with some wear on spine ends and corners. Text uniformly toned. Very slight paper nicks to edge of title, slight loss of corners on the paper of a few index leaves. With the signature of Richard Bland Lee on the titlepage. In a blue half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. This volume of the Journals of Congress is one of the rarest of the series issued from 1774 to 1788. It covers the exciting events of 1776, culminating with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, an early printing of which appears here, as well as all of the other actions of Congress for the year. It is thus a vital document in the history of American independence and the American Revolution. On September 26, 1776, Congress had authorized the printer Robert Aitken to produce a uniform edition of their Journals. Aitken combined the Journals of the First and Second Continental Congresses of 1774 and 1775 (originally published by Bradford in two separate volumes) into one volume, to form Volume I of the series. The material from the first four months of 1776 was reprinted by Aitken from the monthly issues he had produced at the time strictly for the use of Congress, in an edition of eighty copies (the so called "Cartridge Paper" edition). In early 1777 he produced the rest of this volume, as Volume II of the series. This was completed in the spring or summer, and marks the first publication of the June-December, 1776 Journals. According to Aitken's account, 532 copies were completed. In the fall of 1777 the British campaign under Howe forced the Congress to evacuate Philadelphia, moving first to Lancaster and then to York, Pennsylvania. The fleeing Congress took with it what it could, but, not surprisingly, was unable to remove many copies of its printed Journals, which would have been bulky and difficult to transport. Presumably, many left behind in Philadelphia were destroyed by the British, accounting for its scarcity today. The 1776 Journals record some of the most stirring moments of the Crisis of the Revolution. Much attention is devoted to the actual organization of a civil government to manage a war. On May 15, Richard Henry Lee's proposal of independence is recorded, and the concurrence of various other states appears throughout June before the formal motion was made on July 2. The Declaration of Independence appears in full on pages 241- 246. Besides this, there is a vast quantity of material of military and political importance. This volume belonged to Richard Bland Lee, a son of one of the most prominent Virginia families of the Revolutionary era. His older brother Henry ("Light Horse Harry") was one of the most noted cavalry commanders of the Revolution, and his other older brother Charles was Attorney General of the United States from 1795 to 1801. Richard himself served in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1784-88, then served as as one of the first U.S. Representatives in 1789-95. His adherence to the Federalist party led to his defeat as a Congressman, but did not interfere with his warm personal friendship with James Madison, which continued throughout his life. The latter part of his life was devoted to managing his estates in tidewater Virginia. A nice association copy of the first Congressional printing of the Declaration of Independence. ANB 13:388. EVANS 15684.

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        A List of the General and Field Officers, as they rank in the Army;

      London: Printed for J. Millan, , 1777. of the Officers in the Several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments … Octavo (200 × 123 mm). Late 20th-century brown calf, spine gilt in compartments with sunburst tools, red morocco label. Contemporary ownership inscription of William Monsell and 19th-century heraldic bookplate of Hugh E. E. Everard, ownership notes to front blank, which also has a short closed tear repaired with tape, piece of early-20th century notepaper tipped-in to page 51, annotations to pages 51-54 in pencil and ink. A few small scuffs to binding, spine cracked between front blank and title, browning to edges of early and late leaves. A very good copy. First edition. These eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming harder and harder to find, and those for the years of the American War of Independence are particularly desirable.

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        Chemische Abhandlung von der Luft und dem Feuer. Nebst einem Vorbericht von Torbern Bergman

      Upsala & Leipzig: Magn. Swederus... zu finden bey S.L. Crusius, 1777. First edition of this extremely scarce and important book which contains the announcement of Scheele’s discovery of oxygen, made independently of, and two years prior to, Priestley. Scheele’s monumental discovery was made by 1773; he had begun his experiments on oxygen in 1770. The publication of this book was delayed due to the fact that Tobern Bergman was two years late in delivering his promised preface. The work is fittingly bound with Bergman’s own lectures on the nature and application of chemistry, a rare work that is not included in his collected works Opuscula Physica et Chemica.“The independent discovery of oxygen is here described and the composition of air by two gases is illustrated. One of these is necessary for combustion and respiration and it is absorbed by a number of solid substances and can be artificially produced; the second gas (nitrogen) prevents combustion. Scheele’s ‘fire-air’ (oxygen) could be produced from saltpetre, from black oxide of manganese, from oxide of mercury, etc. The photo-sensitive nature of chloride of silver was announced, a discovery that led to photography” (Dibner, Heralds of Science, 41). “Scheele (1742-1786) was an experimental genius; he made more discoveries of first-rate importance with fewer opportunities and scantier appliances than any one else, and his skill, insight and power of illuminating experimental results have never been surpassed, if indeed, they have ever been equaled” (Ferguson II.331).Bergman (1735-1784) was a member of the Swedish Academy and from 1767 professor of chemistry at Uppsala. He had a high regard for the younger Scheele and “did everything in his power to bring him to the notice of the scientific world. Bergman owed to him … his transition from obscurity to a leading position in the world of science.” (Partington, III, p. 208) His Essay on the General Usefulness of Chemistry and its Application to the Various Occasions of Life (thus the title of the English edition of 1783) gives “a general view [of] medical, oeconomical, and technical chemistry, halurgy, geurgy, theiurgy, salts, earths, inflammable substances, metals, waters and airs.” (Partington III, p. 184) Bergman remained a follower of the phlogiston theory all his life.OCLC: Scheele: Burndy, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Cornell, Madison, NLM, Smithsonian, Stanford, UCLA, Yale. Bergmann: Cornell.* Scheele: DSB XII.143-50; Horblit 92; Partington III.205-34; Waller 11225; Gernsheim, Hist. of Photography (1969), pp. 32-33; not in Duveen, Ferguson, Young, or E.F. Smith collections.*Bergmann: Partington III, p. 184, F.. 8vo, 3 ff., 16, 155, (1) pp. Engraved vignette on title & one folding engraved plate, both depicting chemical apparatus. Bound with:BERGMANN, Torbern. Anleitung zu Vorlesungen über die Beschaffenheit und den Nutzen der Chemie, und die allgemeinsten Verschiedenheiten natürlicher Körper. Aus d. Schwedischen übersetzt. Stockholm and Leipzig, Swederus. 1779. 8vo, 95, (3 blank) pp. Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek and Berlin records call for xxxi preliminary pages as well as 95 numbered pages. Utrecht, Union Catalog Hesse, Bayrische Staatsbibliothek Munich records match our collation.

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        Stultitiae Laudatio & Utopia Insula

      London: Barbou, 1777. Full leather with black & gilt title plate to spine; gilt edging to boards & decoration to spine. All page edges gilt; marbled endpages. Black and white frontispiece. Leather rubbed on boards and spine, with some wear to the outer extremities. Inner hinges started but the binding is quite sound. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Previous owner's inscription to the verso of the front endpage.. Full Leather. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Poems, Supposed to have been Written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and Others, in the Fifteenth Century; The Greatest Part Now First Published from the most Authentic Copies, with an Engraved Specimen of One of the Mss. To which are added, A Preface, an Introductory Account of the Several Pieces, and a Glossary.

      London: T. Payne and Son,, London 1777 - First edition. 1 engraved plate. xxvii,307pp. Half leather & marble boards. All edges red. Front & rear cover sl.sunned & rubbed. Its spine rubbed, sl.torn & chipped. All edges partly sunned. Ex-libris on front ep. Front & rear fly leaf sl.sunned. Sl.spotted on title page. 21.5x14.2cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Philosophical And Political History Of The Settlements And Trade Of The Europeans In The East And West Indies 5 Volume set

      London, Printed for T Cadell 1777 Third edition revised and corrected. 5 volumes 21cms x 13 cms illustrated with portrait of Justamond and folding maps. Very good and sound original full calf leather bindings with red and green gilt title labels to spine. Marbled end papers. Volume 4 has a small area at the top of the title page removed. An attractive set rare in original leather bindings complete with engraved maps by Thomas kitchen, Royal Hydrographer to the king. Catalogs: Raynal, Justamond, east Indies, west indies

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        James Wilson: A Signed Volume from the Library of the Declaration of Independence Signer

      London: T. Cadell, 1777. 3rd. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. James Wilson: A Signed Volume from the Library of the Declaration of Independence Signer Abbe Raynal (translated by J. Justamond): A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans of the West Indies, Volume Two (of five), (London: T. Cadell, 1777), third edition, hardcover, calf, 596 pages, 5.5 x 8.25. Clearly signed on the title page in ink, James Wilson. Wilson was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania. In 1789, he became one of the original nine justices appointed by Washington to the Supreme Court. This book created a sensation when it was first issued - anonymously - in 1770; in the next decades it was brought out in dozens of editions in various languages and became one of the most widely read political texts of the day. The controversy that surrounded the book arose, in the words of one commentator, its treatment of religion and its advocacy of the popular right to consent to taxation and to revolt...Its sometimes incendiary treatment of the slave trade became canonical in the debate over abolition that it did much to spur. Trumping all other brickbats the book might have suffered was the ultimate Seal of Disapproval: The Catholic Church placed it on the notorious Index Librorum Prohibitorum, the list of officially banned books that endangered the faith. (The intellectual Wilson was himself an Anglican/Episcopalian, and thus must have felt quite unconcerned by the Pope's decree). That Wilson owned and read this book is particularly interesting in light of his central, rabble-rousing role in forging a new nation - and in the light of the Founding Fathers' failure to extend the liberty they prized so highly to the slaves they themselves owned. The book retains its original bound-in folding map of North America, South America, and Africa, itself an item of considerable interest and scarcity. House in a deluxe custom box and slipcase. In very good condition, with rubbing and edge wear, chipping to spine ends, some mild foxing and spotting, and front cover detached but present; an excellent candidate for modest restoration.

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        Tractatus de Morbis Cutaneis

      Paris,: P. Guillaume Cavelier,, 1777.. ii, blankl] [iv], xvi, 704, [iv], [ii, blank] pp. 4to (21,3 x 26 cm.). Contemporary full marbled calf, spine with 5 raised bands, the compartments richly gilt tooled with floral decorations, gilt lettered on red morcco label (joints slightly worn for about 1 cm. near the top of the spine; some slight rubbing at both sides along the extremities), marbled end-papres, red edges (despite these few minor flaws, a very nice and attractive binding). LARGE PAPER COPY. First edition of the FIRST MODERN text on Dermatology, and the last major work on Dermatology to be published in Latin. Lorry is regarded as the founder of French Dermatology, he "attempted the classification of diseases on the basis of essential relations, their physiological, pathological, and etiological similarities"(Garrison & Morton 3983). He was a pupil of Astruc, and receievd his MD. in Paris (1748).Patients included the Richelieus, Voltaire, and (briefly) Louis XV. Heirs of Hippocrates, 964.

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        Characters of Eminent Personages of His Own Time . . . Never Before Published

      London: Printed for William Flexney 1777. (London:) Printed for William Flexney, 1777.. First edition.. Spine and edges a little rubbed; very nice copy.. Gulick 155; Rothschild 597; NCBEL II, 1586. Demy 8vo, contemporary quarter calf, marbled paper boards, red morocco label, gilt lettering. ¦ Sketches of seven of Chesterfield's contemporaries, including George I, Queen Caroline, Walpole, Fox and Pitt. There were subsequent editions, with additional sketches. This first edition is uncommon.

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        1776 Journals Of Congress by R. Aitken True 1st 1777 Printing HB Leather Bound

      ** 1777 True First Printing **1776 JOURNALS OF CONGRESSby R. AITKEN, Front Street, Philadelphia** Contains one of the earliest Bound Printed examples of the Declaration of Independence ** Custom Leather Bound Hardcover, Rare First Edition, First PrintingBeing offered for the first time is an extremely rare piece of Americana. A True First Edition, First Printing, 1776 Journals of Congress, by R. Aitken of Philadelphia. The First two editions of The Journals of Congress were printed by order of Congress by R. Aitken (1775 & 1776). The Book offered here is volume II for 1776, and printed in 1777. Volume II, covering the critical year of 1776, continues the invaluable account of the colonies? desperate need for money, muskets and gunpowder, and printings of communications with Washington, as well as negotiations with Indians and Canada. Among resolutions passed is one resolving that all within the colonies who are "notoriously disaffected to the cause of America" must be disarmed (II:91). Later Congress approves piracy by authorizing friendly vessels to employ "force of arms, attack, subdue, and take all ships... carrying soldiers, arms, gun-powder, ammunition, provisions, or any other contraband goods, to any of the British armies or ships of war" (II:119). On April 6th, Congress resolves "that no Slaves be imported into any of the Thirteen United Colonies" (II:122), and subsequently agrees on the terms of 18 articles of war (II:365-81). Most notably, Volume II is especially important for its inclusion of one of the earliest collected printings of the Declaration of Independence (II:241-46), agreed to by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 and first issued in a separate broadside printing by John Dunlap on July 5. Only a few hundred copies of this book were printed by Aitken. All later volumes by year (1778 and later) were printed by John Dunlap. The few copies of the 1776 Journal were distributed by Congress in 1777, just before the evacuation of Philadelphia, caused by the impending occupation by British forces. It can only be assumed that any found copies were quickly destroyed by the British. The copy being offered here, was discovered in South Carolina, where it had miraculously survived for over 236 years. It was found, bound in a 1950's era binding, pages and text complete. We had the book Rebound/Restored into a conservative Brown Leather at great expense and time by The Gilded Leaf in Maryville Tennessee. All 513 paginated pages, and 20 pages of index are complete. Pages are supple, with a heavy rough period deckle edge, unevenly cut. Random spotting, prints, and minute closed edge tears. Minimal margin notes in pencil (3 or 4 examples). No loss of text to be found. All things considered, a magnificent example of a very rare R. Aitkin First Edition. Additional photos available, as well as appointments for closer examination. Please contact if you are an Institutional Party.

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        Nouveau Systeme Geographique Par Lequel on Concilie Les Anciennes Connoissances Sur Les Pays Nord-Ouest de L'amerique Avec Les Nouvelles Decouvertes Des Russes Ar Nord de la Mer Du Sud. [Original 1777 Map Showing North-West America with the New Russian Discoveries North of the South Sea in French].

      A. V. Lrevelt, Amsterdam - 1777. () Good to very good. 14.25" X 16.5" (36 X 42 cm). Printed on thin paper. Two vertical and three horizontal creases, along with some general wrinkling. Slight darkening to top and right edges. Piece missing from left side (1 inch in and 6.5 inches up the side), though does not affect the map. A detailed and elegant map depicting North Western America (cut off on the left at California, through New Mexico and up to the islands above the Hudson's Bay) and the tip of the Russian Empire to the left with many small islands. Beautiful, dainty lettering and detail. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Zch., beym Verfasser 1777-78.. 2 Bde. in 1 geb. 4°. 191; 194 S.Mit 2 gest.Tit., 40 rad. Textvign. u. 20 Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. 19.Jhdts. EA Erste und einzige deutsche Quartausgabe. "Dieses Werk bildet [...] ein einzigartiges Druckerzeugnis in dem sich Dichter, Illustrator, Drucker u. Verleger in einer Person vereinigen und so ein überaus harmonisches, vobildliches Ganzes geschaffen haben. Die Auflage war nur klein." (Leemann-v. Elck)

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      Philadelphia. 1777-1788. Fourteen volumes. 19th-century green calf and marbled boards, spines gilt with leather labels. Rubbed at extremities; a few volumes with slight wear to head or foot of spine; some corners worn. Contemporary ownership inscription in three volumes. Titlepage of volume five with some staining and loss (likely from removed ownership markings); backed with heavier paper; all but volumes two, four, and six below with similar loss, repaired, no staining. Light toning and foxing. Overall, a very good set. A complete set of the Journals of the Continental Congress, remarkably difficult to assemble. These Journals contain the most vital documents from the Revolutionary period through the end of the Confederacy, and culminate with the adoption of the Federal Constitution in 1788. They are an essential basis for any comprehensive collection of the Revolution and early National period. This set, besides the customary thirteen volumes, contains a variant edition for the year 1780. Volumes one and three are signed on the titlepage by Henry Marchant, Attorney General of Rhode Island 1771- 77, and their delegate to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1779, during which time he signed the Articles of Confederation. Volume two has the signature of Joseph McIlvane, an officer in the Pennsylvania Line from Bucks County, Pa. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence, Congress recognized the necessity of publishing its proceedings on a timely basis. These volumes appeared in more or less annual volumes, but in inconsistent formats and from different printers: Robert Aitken, John Patterson, David Claypoole, and John Dunlap. A tradition had already been established by the separate publication of the Journals of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775. The first volume of this series, begun after the Declaration of Independence, reprinted those journals, and was issued concurrently with the second volume, both appearing from the press of Robert Aitken in 1777. The second volume included a printing of the Declaration. John Patterson issued the third volume in 1778 and the seventh volume in 1787. David Claypoole was the printer of the fourth, fifth, and eighth volumes of the present set. Dunlap, printer of the original Declaration broadside, issued the sixth volume in 1786 and resumed as the printer for the ninth through the thirteenth volumes. The volumes issued thus cover the entire span of the Continental Congress, beginning in 1774, through the Revolutionary years, and on to the period from the Peace in 1783 to the adoption of the Constitution. The final session sat through November 1788, and the new federal government began in April 1789. The dates, printers, years of publication, and pagination of the individual volumes, follow: 1) 1774-76. Aitken. 1777. [2],310,[12]pp. EVANS 15683. 2) 1776. Aitken. 1777. [2],513,[1]pp. No index. EVANS 15684. 3) 1777. Patterson. [1778]. [2],603,xxii pp. EVANS 21527. 4) 1778. Claypoole. [1779]. [2],748,[4],lxxxix pp. EVANS 16584. 5) 1779. Claypoole. 1782. 464,[15],lxxiv pp. No index. EVANS 17766. 6) 1780. Claypoole. [1780]. 403,xxxviii,[3]pp. EVANS 17026-17037. 7) 1780. Dunlap. [1786]. 257,xliii pp. EVANS 20079. 8) 1781. Patterson. 1787. 48,[10],49-522,[17],lxxix pp. EVANS 20773. 9) 1783. Claypoole. 1783. 483,xxxvi pp. EVANS 18266. 10) 1784. Dunlap. [1784]. 317pp. No index. [bound with]: [JOURNALS for June 1784 to August 1784]. 47,xvii pp. EVANS 18840. 11) 1785. Dunlap. 1785. 368,xxvi pp. EVANS 19316. 12) 1786. Dunlap. 1786. 267,xvi pp. EVANS 20068. 13) 1787. Dunlap. 1787. 255,[9]pp. EVANS 20772. 14) 1788. Dunlap. 1788. 170,xcviii,[2],xi pp. EVANS 21526. The Journals are one of the most vital records of the Revolutionary and Confederation period. A complete set such as this is virtually unobtainable today. A foundation document of the American Republic. EVANS 15683, 15684, 21527, 16584, 17766, 20079, 20773, 18226, 18840, 19316, 20068, 20772, 21526. DAB XI, p.327. MATYAS, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, 77-09A.

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        The British Colonies in North America. Engraved by William Faden, M.DCCLXXVII

      [London]: Faden, 1777. Copper-engraved map with full original colour. 22 x 28 7/8 inches. The Parent Plan of Faden's extraordinary sequence of maps of the United States Faden's sequence of maps of the United States represents one of the most important cartographic depictions of the newly independent republic. The present map, made at the beginning of the Revolution, is the first of what would be fourteen total appellations (this and thirteen subsequent issues), and is one of the extremely rare first five appellations of this series which almost never appear on the market. The Faden sequence comprises a critical and fascinating series of historical documents regarding the political development of the United States, especially since each issue captures a distinct stage in America's process of transformative change. Faden was the mapmaker most closely involved in the cartographical representation of the events of the war, as his great battle plans attest, and this map provided a broad view of the contested land. It is one of the few of the large number of his publications that he engraved himself. Much of the geography derives from John Mitchell's great 1755 map, of which Faden was to published the 5th edition in 1778. A number of corrections and improvements have been made, all of Florida is depicted. But the greatest change in the political geography of the Colonies and what makes this map so extraordinarily interesting is the greatly enhanced Province of Quebec, which has spilled down to the Ohio River. This was the result of the Quebec Act of 1774, in which Parliament established one vast colony of the formerly French possessions. The authors of the Declaration of Independence chose to view this as quite an ominous gesture, saying: "For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighboring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies." The British justification was that having one province enjoying uniformity in its laws and governance would be much more efficient. Britain maintained that its primary interest was trading for furs in that region. They may have also seen this monolithic mechanism as a way of elevating the Quebec colony out of the reach of the ever complaining, land-hungry American colonists. And without acknowledging this, the British surely knew that the new colony made the contentious thirteen look very small indeed. In fact, Quebec Province was inhabited primarily by Native tribes. Its French residents were indifferent to both sides in the American conflict, and there were very few English people. The threat is much more imposing on a map than it was in fact. The region below Lake Erie and west and north of the Ohio, the Old Northwest, remained an issue between the Americans and British long after the war had ended. Faden, like his predecessor Jefferys and contemporary Des Barres, made notably readable and concise maps. It was an age that believed in the possibility of certainty. Correctness in speech, conduct, fashion, painting and in every other way including cartography was commonly regarded as an attainable goal. Stevens & Tree, Comparative Cartography in Tooley, The Mapping of America , 80a, McCorkle, 777.8; Fite and Freeman 59; Sellers & Van Ee 732-33; Goss 71

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        Nouvelle Carte des Côtes des Carolines, Septentrionales et Meridionales de Cap Fear a sud Edisto. Levees et Sondees par N. Pocock en 1770

      Paris: Chez le Rouge, Rue des Grands Augustins, 1777. Copper-engraved sea chart, with wide margins, in excellent condition. 20 1/2 x 28 7/8 inches. A very rare nautical chart of the Carolina coast, and one of the most important maps relating to France's participation in the Revolutionary War. This very finely engraved sea chart was produced by the prominent Parisian cartographer Georges Louis Le Rouge for use by the French Navy, which entered the Revolutionary War the year after this map was printed. It embraces the coast of the Carolinas from Cape Fear, North Carolina, all the way down to South Edisto Island in South Carolina. The map also depicts the pictorial outlines of the key ports of Charleston and Georgetown. This chart was included in Le Rouge's Atlas Amériquain Septentrionale, and as the title suggests was based on manuscript charts produced by Nathaniel Pocock. Curiously, the identity of Pocock or the location of any of his charts has remained an enigma for historians. Nevertheless, the map features relatively advanced hydrographic information, including depth soundings and bearing lines to major landmarks and lighthouses. The chart features seven very attractive mariner's views of the coast, and the sea is embellished with two frigates under full sail and is traversed by rhumb lines that radiate from a compass rose. Examples of this chart would have been used at sea by French officers, as their navy engaged British ships on numerous occasions off the Carolina coast. Phillips, A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 1210, map 13, Sellers & Van Ee, 1398

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

      Paris: chez Mondhare, 1777. Copper engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Inset of Florida and the West Indies. 22 x 30 inches. First edition of Imbert's rare map of the theatre of war in North America and the basis for one of the most important French mappings of the new United States. This map was issued in Paris to meet the demand for maps of America at the outbreak of the Revolution. The map depicts the English colonies extending to the Alleghenies, showing a vast Louisiana as far west as the far side of the Mississippi. "Covers the area east of the Mississippi River from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Shows states, towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, routes of navigation along the southern coast and relief" (Sellers and Van Ee). A large inset shows Florida south of St. Augustine, as well as the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. A hachured border line shows the British colonies extending only to the Appalachians. Cartographically, Imbert's map follows the mappings by other French cartographers of the 18th century, including De L'Isle, d'Anville and Brion de la Tour. Imbert's map would be reissued by Jean-Baptiste Eliot in 1783, that edition being one of the first maps issued following the provisional Treaty of Peace. Eliot's map, which is printed from the same plate as the present map by Imbert, shows the new boundaries of the United States according to that treaty depicted via x's. The Eliot map is otherwise the same as the present map by Imbert, with the notable exception of wording changes to the cartouche; i.e. changing "des Possessions Angloises" to "des Etas Unis" and Eliot removing Imbert's name and substituting his own. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 777.9; Seller and Van Ee 153; Lowery 590.

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        Baye De La Delaware Avec les Ports, Sondes, Dangers, Bancs & c. depuis les Caps Jusqu'a Philadelphie d'Apres la Carte de Joshua Fisher

      Paris: Chez Le Rouge rue des grands Augustins., 1777. Copper-engraved sea chart, in excellent condition. 21 1/2 x 31 1/8 inches. A very fine edition of the most important sea chart of Delaware Bay and the navigation to Philadelphia, made in Paris on the eve of France's entry into the Revolutionary War This very fine and attractive sea chart was considered for its time to be one of the most accurate and detailed maritime maps of an American subject ever produced. It embraces the waters of Delaware Bay, and follows the Homonymous river all the way up to Philadelphia, which appears on the far right side of the map. The chart delineates the preferred shipping channels with which to navigate the treacherous waters between the numerous sandy shoals and tidal banks. The chart features numerous depth soundings, and the attributes of the shoreline are captured in great detail. A small inset in the upper right corner continues the charting further up the river past Philadelphia. The fine detail and accuracy of the present sea chart was the result of over two decades of careful surveys conducted by Joshua Fisher and his colleagues. Fisher, a Quaker originally from Lewes, Delaware, grew up on the Bay, and was well acquainted with many of the mariners and pilots who sailed up the river to Philadelphia, then the largest city in America. Fisher, who was appointed deputy surveyor-general of Delaware, was able to assemble a large network of surveyors to assist him, and he managed to convince local merchants to fund his work. Interestingly, the names of these individuals are listed on the upper left of this chart. Fisher published his map in Philadelphia in 1756, and unlike the present chart, it did not show the navigable route the entire way to Philadelphia. This omission was supposedly at the instigation of the British authorities who did not want such a device to fall into the hands of France, with whom Britain was then at war. Fisher later became one of the most successful merchants in Philadelphia, and his firm Joshua Fisher & Sons founded the packet shipping line that ran between Philadelphia and London. The present edition of the map was printed by the prominent Parisian cartographer Georges Louis Le Rouge just in time for its use by the French navy during the Revolutionary War. It is rare, and is the first and finest French issue of the chart to be produced. Fisher's chart was so outstanding that it was not rivaled until the mid-nineteenth century. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.262; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & the West Indies, 1356

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        Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique

      Paris: 1777. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Large inset of the upper Mississippi, inset map of the lower Mississippi and the Gulf, small inset view of Niagara Falls. 29 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches. Scarce war- date issue of a noted French map of the American colonies during the Revolution. "Covers the area from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and west to Lake Superior. Shows town and cities, forts, trails, Indian villages and tribal territory..." (Sellers and Van Ee). This map was first issued by Le Rouge in 1755; in 1777, however, with the outbreak of the war increasing demand for American maps, Le Rouge reworked the plate, added the title at the top and the names and boundaries of each of the states. Curiously, he left the remnants of the 1755 issue: i.e., notations of French and Indian War battles. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 777.14; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 154.

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      Published by W. Strahan, T. Cadell, 1777. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Two Volumes. Leather spine and corners, with gilt titles. Two fold-out engraved maps by Thomas Kitchin. Volume I, pages cxxxiv + 630. Volume II pages: 607 + glossary and index. Top of spine of Vol. II has 2" closed tear and some loss. Corners are worn. Fold-out maps are foxed, with some marks, especially to Vol. I. Contents are generally clean, with some page browning, from age. [S]

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        (Revolutionary War Era): A map of the inhabited part of Canada from the French surveys; wiith the frontiers of New York and New England from the large surveys

      London: Wm. Faden, 1777. Very good, minimal wash color as issued, with remarks indicating the survey order of Genr. Pownall. This uncommon map relates to the invasion of Canada. A few small archival taped repairs in margin verso. Heavy paper, very ittle browning This is the later state (2nd), with the dedication to Major General John Burgoyne, and the table of the "Winter Quarters of the Kings Army in Canada..." Below the cartouche: London, Published as the Act directs, Feby. 25. 1777 by Wm. Faden, Corner of St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross. Ref: McCorckle, New England in Early Printed Maps, entry 777.19; Nebenzahl, entry 43. Folds as issued. Image measures 57 x 85 cm (22.5 x 33. 5 inches).. First Edition Thus. Very Good. Map.

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      La Faye, [Polycarpe] de. RECHERCHES SUR LA PREPARATION QUE LES ROMAINS DONNOIENT [sic] A LA CHAUX. Dont ils se Servoient pour leurs Constructions, & sur la Composition & l'Emploi de leurs Mortiers. Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1777. Octavo. [19.9 cm.] vi, 83, [1], xi pages. First edition. "An important work on cement and mortars, their preparation from different types of limestone, their physical and chemical properties, etc. La Faye, of whom nothing appears to be recorded, was paymaster general of the French Army. In the present work he gives an account of the use of lime in the preparation of Roman mortars for construction, based on the writings of Vitruvius and Pliny.... A second edition appeared the same year." --Neville, Historical Chemical Library II, p. 3. [Bound with:] La Faye, [Polycarpe] de. MEMOIRE POUR SERVIR DE SUITE AUX RECHERCHES SUR LA PREPARATION QUE LES ROMAINS DONNOIENT [sic] A LA CHAUX. Dont ils se Servoient pour leurs Constructions, & sur la Composition & l'Emploi de Leurs Mortiers. Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778. Octavo. [19.9 cm.] viii, 110, xviii, [2] pages. [Bound with:] Faujas de Saint-Fond, [Barthélemy]. RECHERCHES SUR LA POUZZOLANE, SUR LA THEORIE DE LA CHAUX ET SUR LA CAUSE DE LA DURETE DU MORTIER. Avec la Composition de differens Cimens en Pouzzolane, & la Maniere de les Employer, tant pour les Bassins, Aqueducs, Reservoirs, Citernes, & autres Ouvrages dans l'Eau, que pour les Terrasses, Betons, & autres Constructions en plein air. Grenoble: J. Cuchet, Imp. Lib. de Mgr. le Duc d'Orleans; Paris: Nyon, 1778. Octavo (in fours). [19.9 cm.] [6], x, 125 pages, plus half-title. First separate edition, being an extract from the author's noted "Recherches sur les Volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velay," published the same year. "Originally a lawyer, the author (1741-1819) was greatly influenced by Buffon. He abandoned law, and in 1778 he became assistant naturalist at the Musee d'Historie Naturelle in Paris. Apppointed royal commissioner of mines in 1785, he became professor of geology at the museum in 1793, a post he held until his death.... In 1775 he discovered a rich pozzolana mine on Mount Cheavary, which was used by the French government for the building of the port of Toulon. The use of pozzolana (a volcanic ash containing silica, alumina, lime, etc.) for the preparation of mortars and hydraulic cements is covered in this work, as is the chemistry of these materials." --Neville, Historical Chemical Library I, p. 447. All three works are bound together in mottled calf with five raised bands, red leather spine label lettered and ruled in gold, gilt decorations and borders on the other spine compartments, gilt borders on covers, and marbled endpapers. Shallow chip to head of spine; boards a little bowed and with some faint soiling; some light marginal foxing; a few traces of marginal soil; but all three works and volume as a whole in very good condition. Early, relevant notation on front flyleaf. Stamp of Myron Bement and Katherine Dennis Smith on front pastedown and title page of first work. [Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970) was an architect and a noted historian of ancient art and architecture. Although his publisher works are few, he was an internationally recognized authority on Persian architecture and a long-time consultant to the Library of Congress. His papers and large photograph collection are held by the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.]

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