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        Planisferio Celeste Meridionale Tagliato sull' Equatore

      Zatta, Antonio, 1777 Venice edition. Celestial map of the southern hemisphere. Copper engraving. Original colour. In fine condition but two small stains in top corners. Size: 41 x 32.5 cm. (16 x 13 inches) The four corners of this celestial map show the observatories at Greenwich, Copenhaghen, Parigi and Caßel.

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        Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner Traduits de l'Allemand

      A Zuric chez l'Auteur, 1777. 2 volumes. Large 4to, 257 x 195 mms., pp. [xvi], 184; [3], 4 - 190, engraved title-page in each volume, separate engraved title-page in volume 1 for Contes Moraux, list of subscribers in volume 1, 10 full-page engraved plates in each volume, engraved head- and tail-pieces (39 in all) for each tale or section, early 19th century half calf, spotted boards (a little worn). A fine set, with very fresh impressions of the (often erotic) plates. This is certainly one of the most attractive editions of Gessner's works, even in a French translation. Gessner was responsible for choosing the illustrations, and the erotic overtones of many of the engravings perhaps enjoyed a more robust reception in this French translation. Copac locates a copy at the NLS in these islands, and there appear to be numerous copies in North America and Europe. Leemann-van Elck, Salomon Gessner, p. 113 and no. 539; Maler und Dichter der Idylle S. Gessner (1980), no. 88; Goedeke IV, 1, 82, 11; Rümann 329; Lanckoronska/Oehler II, 164; Cohen/de Ricci 432; Lonchamp 329. Not in Meyer.

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        Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen: being the remaining part of the observations and experiments of the late Mr. William Hewson, F. R. S. and Teacher of Anatomy.

      Printed for T. Longman, London 1777 - Experimental Inquiries: Part the third. Containing a description of the red particles of the blood in the human subject and in other animals; with an account of the structure and offices of the lymphatic glands, of the Thymus Gland, and of the Spleen: being the remaining part of the observations and experiments of the late Mr. William Hewson, F. R. S. and Teacher of Anatomy. By Magnus Falconar, Surgeon, and Teacher of Anatomy. xxi, [3], 144, [8] pp., 4 plates. Contemporary half leather, boards detached, browned throughout. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, inkstamp to title. - Garrison-Morton 1102; Norman 1069 (vols I and II only); Wellcome III, p.259. ¿ RARE FIRST EDITION in book form of Vol. III; Hewson advanced knowledge of blood during the 1770s, when the microscope was little used because of distortions caused by compound lenses. Hewson used a single lens, and discovered a satisfactory way to mount "wet" specimens on slides, and so was able to ascertain the role of fibrogen, and give the first valid account of coagulation; to give the first account of the anatomy and production of lymphatics, and to describe clearly the three parts of the blood. - The third volume was published posthumously by Magnus Falconer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEuvres Completes de M. Helvetius

      A Londres, 1777. 4 volumes. 8vo, 206 x 120 mms., pp. [iv], 484; [ii], xx, 513 [ 514 - 515 Approbation and Privilege, 516 blank]; xxviii, 586; xiv, 416, including half-title in each volume, attractively bound in full contemporary tree calf, gilt tooled borders on covers, spines richly gilt in compartments with oval sunburst motif, red and green morocco labels, marbled end-papers. A fine and attractive set, A bookplate loosely inserted in volume 4 claims "From Croom Court/ Roger Payne binder/ 1738 - 97 used a tool/ used in this binding." Helvetius (1715 - 1771) is probably best-known for his De l'Esprit (1758) and its successor De l'Homme (1772). Although the imprint claims London for the place of publication, it is clearly a French, and probably, Parisian printing. De l'Esprit had been condemned by the French parliament soon after it was published and was burnt, so Helvetius was clearly still considered dangerous to the structure of the state in 1777.

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      Boston: Draper & Phillips, 1777.. 31pp. Modern blue paper wrappers. Light toning and foxing. Contemporary notations and ownership markings. Very good. Lacks the half title. In a half morocco box. Sermon preached by Cambridge pastor Samuel Cooke commemorating the two-year anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, where the opening shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. A graduate of Harvard College whose rhetorical skills had often been solicited for political events, Cooke used this occasion to provocatively argue scriptural comparisons between American revolutionaries and the embattled Israelites. He paints the British as modern-day cousins of the Amelek, a biblical tribe he describes as a "rapacious band" whose "violence was attended with dastardly cruelty and savage barbarity." In the most pointed moment of his sermon, Cooke says of the events at Lexington: "That horrid scene, is instamped upon all our breasts, in characters of blood!" EVANS 15279. SABIN 16350.

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        Saggio della Biblioteca Tirolese o sia Notizie Istoriche degli Scrittori della Provincia del Tirolo da Domenico Francesco Todeschini di Giunte e Note molto accresciuto.

      s.n.,, In Venezia, 1777 - Cm. 19, pp. (2) viii, 292. Con bella antiporta incisa in rame. Legatura coeva in cart. rigido dipinto con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Un timbretto parrocchiale al frontespizio, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione definitiva e di molto ampliata rispetto all'originale del 1733 che constava di sole 90 pagine. Il perginese Todeschini si prese cura di ampliare ed aggiornare l'opera dopo la morte di Tartarotti. Interessante e non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland In a Series of Letters to John Watkinson

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell. Good. 1777. First English Edition. Hardcover. Creasing and splitting to spine and seams, corner protectors worn, edgewear. ; Text-block appears clean and readable. ; Engravings; 1.5 x 8.5 x 5 inches; xvi, 476 pages; Half-bound in marbled boards, tan leather spine, 5 raised bands, 6 fold-out plates. .

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        The LONDON VOCABULARY, English and Latin: Put into a New Method, proper to Acquaint the Learner with Things as well as pure Latin Words. Adorned with Twenty-six Pictures. For the Use of Schools.

      Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Caslon, S Crowder, T Longman, B. Law, E. Johnston, J. Wallis and S. Blandon., London: 1777 - Text illustrated with 26 cuts [~ 2" x 2-1/4"]. Binding shows wear, with dloth worn away from spine lower 3-1/4" exposing gatherings. Extensive po ink notes, blots, spots, doodles, whatnot to t.p. and continuing throughout text. Late 19th C. po name label to inside front board. A Good copy. Early prior owner rough weave light brown cloth over original boards. 12mo: A^4 B - F^12 G^2. F2 missigned E2. 5-7/8" x 3-12". "The Seventeenth Edition, Corrected." Cf. ESTC T169890, listing just 6 institutional holdings. viii, 123, [1 (advert)] pp. P. ii publisher advert. Text two columns: English on left, Latin to right. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Planisferio Celeste Meridionale & Planisferio Celeste Settentrionale

      Atlante Novissimo., 1777.. Planisphere of the Southern Heavens. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 42 x 33 cm. (16½ x 13 inches) each Pair of splendid celestial maps of the northern skies, showing the different stars and constellations, their relative brightness, and in outline, astrological figures. This circular map, has within its border engravings in the four corners, of the Observatories of Paigi, Greenwich, Cassel and Copenhagen. Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases. He drew on the work of other cartographers- such as Captain Cook, for his maps of New Zealand and Australia, Robert de Vaugondy, Bellin, and developed his own distinctive elegant style.Sold as a pair with the Map of the Northern Heavens (St No. 2446)

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        Flora Scotica: (2 Vols complete)

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

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        The Annual Register,

      London, for J. Dodsley,, 1777. or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the Year 1776. Octavo (9 × 5¾ ins), pp. iv, 112, *115–*192, 113–270, [ii], 259, [9] index. 19th-century quarter calf, drab paper boards, edges uncut. Backstrip a little rubbed in places, corners bumped, a superb copy, internally fresh, clean and entirely untrimmed. A superb uncut copy of the most sought-after single volume of the series. Begun in 1758, The Annual Register is an annual survey of the past year (traditionally focusing on history, politics, and literature) from the British perspective. This volume covers the events of the American Revolutionary year, and prints in full (pp. 261–270) the American Declaration of Independence. Among the other material are book reviews of three of the best books published that year, including the first volume of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and the first edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.

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        Letter to Congress Describing His Crossing of the Delaware River and Defeat of the Hessians in Trenton (within The Gentleman's Magazine for March, 1777)

      London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1777. 2-page entry in the newspaper. Contains the entire letter sent by Washington to Congress on 26 December 1776 describing his crossing of the Delaware River and capture of three Hessian regiments in Trenton. Removed from a bound volume. Sound binding; split beginning at bottom of spine. Clean pages. Lght wear.. Newspaper. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      Published by W. Whittingham, 1777. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. The Description of Leicestershire Containing Matters of Antiquity, History, Armoury and Genealogy by the Late William Burton Esq. The Second Edition Enlarged and Corrected. Large format. 15 x 9 inches. Brown leather spine and corners. Gilt decorations and title to spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Large paper edition. This copy contains a significant number of additional plates. Pagination: iv + 2 page list of subscribers + 298 pages + 4 page list of Sheriffs + 2 page index. Large folding map + two numbered plates. In addition there are 20 plates of views and heraldic shields. Tipped-in manuscript letter dated 1810 on front endpaper. 1 1/2 pages additional information on Scalford tipped-in to first blank page. Spine edges rubbed. Corners bumped and worn. Contents very clean and bright. [S]

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        Porti della Nuova York e Perthamboy

      Giuseppe Maria Terreni, Livorno 1777 - A handsome beautifully hand coloured Italian map of new York from the latter half of the18th century., Size : 200x165 (mm), 7.875x6.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        An Impartial Enquiry Into the Case of the Gospel Demoniacks : with an Appendix, Consisting of an Essay on Scripture Demonology - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : Printed For J. F. And C. Rivington ; T. Payne And Son ; And B. White, 1777. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [4], 349, [3]p : 8vo. Subject: Bible. N. T. Demoniac possession in literature. Demoniacs. With a half-title and a final advertisement leaf. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog ESTCT121880. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original title and volume labels retained; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Oeuvres revues sur les exemplaires de la Bibliothèque du Roi avec des notes par M. Faujas de Saint-Fond, et des additions de M. Gobet

      1777. Chez Ruault, libraire rue de la Harpe à Paris, 1777 in 4 (25,5 x 20 cm), LXXVI + 734 pages. Reliure en veau fauve marbré, triple filets dorés sur les plats, dos à nerfs décoré et doré, pièce de titre grenat, tranches marbrées. La vraie première édition collective des oeuvres de Palissy par Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819), géologue et vulcanologue. Il manque le portrait et l'Epitre dédicatoire à Franklin qui ont été supprimés avant la publication (Brunet). On trouve dans ces oeuvres plusieurs traités relatifs à l'Alchymie (Caillet 8265). Au sommaire : De l'art de terre de son utilité des émaux et du feu ; Des terres d'argile ; Des pierres ; De la marne ; Observations sur la marne ; Essai sur la terre sigillée ou terre sacrée de Lemnos ; Des sels divers et du sel commun ; Notes sur les traités de sels, Des eaux & fontaines; Du mascaret qui s'engendre au fleuve de Dourdongne en la Guienne ; Traité des métaux & alchimie ; De l'or potable ; Du mitridat ou thériaque ; Des glaces ; Déclaration des abus et ignorances des médecins ; Recepte véritable par laquelle tous les hommes de la France pourront apprendre à multiplier et augmenter leurs thresors : Livre Premier - De l'Agriculture, Livre Second - De l'Histoire Naturelle, Livre Troisième - Jardin délectable, Livre Quatrièsme - De la ville de forteresse ; Notes ; Explication des mots les plus difficiles ; Cabinet de Palissy: copie des escrits qui sont mis au dessous des choses merveilleuses que l'autheur de ce livre a préparé & mis par ordre en son cabinet ; Extraict des sentences principales ; Table des matières - ETAT D'USAGE : Galeries de verre en plusieurs endroits dans les marges ou en fond de gorge au début (LXXVI + 52 premières pages) et en fin (page 395 à 734) ; il n'y a pas d'atteinte au texte associé à ces galeries, reliure avec la coiffe inférieure usée, le mors du premier plat est fendu

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        The englishman’s fortnight in Paris; or, the art of ruining himself there in a few days. By an observer. Translated from the French

      London: printed for T. Durham, at Charing-Cross; and G. Kearsly, at No. 46, in Fleet-Street, 1777. Quarter-bound Leather. Near Fine. 8vo; [2], x, 222pp. Contemporary leather spine in six compartments between raised bands with a recent red morocco lettering piece gilt in the second, marbled sides and end papers. Joints skillfully and almost imperceptibly reinforced, the marbled sides heavily rubbed, top of the title page (including the word 'The') supplied in excellent facsimile. Internally, a Fine, bright copy, the pages fresh and free of foxing, browning and stains. The novelized first-person account of a young English lord's debauched sojourn—prostitutes, gambling, horse-racing, drink—in the French capitol, translated, perhaps by Rutledge, from his ’La quinzaine angloise à Paris.' ESTC Citation No. N31079 (distinct from ESTC T131522, which Durham and Kearsly brought out the same year in duodecimo and which does not have the following note below the date on the title page present in our copy: "This work may be had of the above booksellers in French, printed from the Paris edition, which was suppressed in that country." ) An extremely scarce title, with no trace of this edition in the auction records and ESTC locating only a single copy, in the British Library. Copac adds only Manchester, the National Library of Scotland and the Bodleian.

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        A Philosophical Survey of the South of Ireland, in a Series of Letters to John Watkinson, M.D., London

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 476pp. Illustrated with six copper engraved folding plates (including the frontispiece). Contemporary full calf. Sine in 6 compartments, gilt; red lettering label, gilt. Upper hinge neatly and strengthened; wear at spine tips and corners; else a very good copy. ESTC T84447.

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        Oeuvres Complettes De Vade Avec Les Airs Notes a La Fin De Chaque Volume - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      [Geneve], 1777. 1st Edition. All edges gilt. Uninked, impressed institutional mark to the title. Subject: Operas - 18th century. Genre: Plays. Asscoiate Reference: ESTC T153663. Language: French. All finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional set; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request.

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        (Map, Revolutionary War Era, Colonial America): Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique

      Paris: le Rouge, 1777. Very good/excellent, hand colored outlines, trimmed a bit close at margin (due to binding in prior Le Rouge atlas, "Atlas Ameriquain Septentrional..."). Image measuring 62 x 50 cm (24 x 20 inches). This is a clean impression on heavy paper. Three insets: Louisiane, southeast coastal region (Floride), Sault du Niagra. "Par le Sr. le Rouge, ingenieur geographe du Roy." appears after title in upper margin. This is McCorkle entry 777.14, without the "Corrigee...M. Hawkins...". Apparently Le Rouge reworked his early map (Canada et Louisane..) of 1755, and changed the title for this work (McCorkle entry 755.23). Not in Nebenzahl, although several other maps from this atlas appear in the references. The map is cataloged in OCLC. . Very Good. Map.

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        Bibliographie Instructive, ou Notice de quelques Livres rares, singuliers & difficile à trouver, avec des Notes historiques, pour connoitre & distinguer les différentes Editions, & leur valeur dans le Commerce

      Fine mezzotint port. of Los Rios. xvi, 207 pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards (spine & corners a trifle worn, minor foxing), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Avignon: F. Seguin; Lyon: l'Auteur, 1777. First edition of an interesting bookseller's catalogue, classed by subject, priced, and with an author index. "According to the 'Avertissement,' this classified list of 800 titles was written to preserve the notes that De los Rios had made in the course of his business as a bookseller...The Bibliothèque [sic] is a unique or almost unique instance of a classified catalogue of rare books...Being a list of books already sold, the Bibliothèque is a very strange variety of catalogue of which I can cite very few examples. Frank Karslake's Notes from Sotheby' such a work. And E.P. Goldschmidt's Catalogue 100 is another."- Taylor, Catalogues of Rare Books, pp. 28-29-(incorrectly citing the title). Los Rios (1728-1820), was one of the most knowledgeable and colorful booksellers of his time. He handled many of the greatest books which, for the most part, came from the libraries of the Jesuits at Lyon, Tournon, and Macon and from the private libraries of the abbés Piole and Gindre. He worked as a bookseller's clerk in Paris and Rome, visited England and the Low Countries, and finally established himself as a bookseller at Lyon in 1766. Our copy contains the handsome mezzotint portrait of Los Rios which, according to Taylor, is present in only a few copies. Nice copy. ❧ Varille, La Vie facétieuse de M. de Los Rios, libraire lyonnais (Lyon: 1928). .

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        Teniers's Kitchen. In the Common Parlour at Houghton

      London: John Boydell, 1 July 1777. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.B. Michel. (Expert repair to upper margin just touching image area). 16 5/8 x 22 7/8 inches. 19 1/8 x 24 inches. A lively scene from the Flemish master of the interior genre picture. Born in Antwerp, David Teniers was the son of David Teniers I. He became a master of the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1632-3 after an apprenticeship to his father, with whom he also collaborated. In 1637 he married Anna, the daughter and heiress of Jan Breughel I. From the outset Teniers the younger was an extremely productive painter, thanks to his good relationship with Antwerp art dealers. During the 1630s he produced small-format religious scenes on commission for Chrysostoom van Immerseel, who supplied the Spanish market. However, it was Teniers's genre pieces that were greatly prized by the Antwerp dealers and made him famous. Teniers quickly became one of Antwerp's pace-setting and most successful painters, which probably accounts for his assumption of functions that carried a degree of social prominence, such as the office of Master of the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament in the St Jacobskerk between 1637 and 1639, and Dean of the Guild of St Luke in 1645. He also received such prestigious commissions as the large group portrait of the Arquebusiers Company (1643). During this same Antwerp period he also executed commissions for Antonine Triest (1576- 1657), Bishop of Bruges, one of the most prominent patrons of the arts in the southern Netherlands. By 1647 Teniers was working for Archduke Leopold William, Governor of the southern Netherlands from 1646, and in 1651 he became the Archduke's court painter. He consequently moved from Antwerp to the court at Brussels, and in 1656 he bought a building near the archducal palace and had it rebuilt as a spacious and handsome house-cum-studio.' (artnet,com) "Teniers's Kitchen" is a celebration of abundance, a happiness provoked by the instinctive anticipation of plenty of good food from sea, sky and land. Teniers is also pleased to demonstrate how many people are employed in this important work, and it is probably he who stands in a commanding posture, staff in one hand and falcon in the other surrounded by dogs on the dais to the right. The original painting was completed in 1646 and is in the Hermitage collection. The print was published and commissioned by John Boydell, the great London printmaker and seller. The painting was part of Sir Robert Walpole's collection and was soon thereafter sold to Catherine the Great (1779).

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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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      1777: T.LOWNDES A NEAR FINE ANTIQUARIAN COPY - THE MODERN TRAVELLER. Being a Collection of Useful and Entertaining Travels Lately made into various countries The whole carefully abridged Exhibiting a view of the manners, religion, government Arts, agriculture, manufactures, and commerce of the known world. Some minor foxing amongst the 6 volumes, a map had a tear professionally restored, an excellent set quite uncommon and hard to find. LONDON: Printed for T. Lowndes, MDCCLXXVI-MDCCLXXVII. 1776-1777. [published date: 1776-7]. Rare First edition. In Six volumes. 8vo. 7.0" x 4.5" inches (LxB). Complete as issued with 21 engraved plates, as called for in the List of Plates at the end of volume 6. There are 5 folding Maps: MAP OF THE WORLD; ASIA; AFRICA; AMERICA & EUROPE. SIX volumes 8vo. 7.25" x 4.50" inches in fine full contemporary calf leather boards, spine rebacked using matching calf leather done in antique style with new endpapers, with 5 raised bands & red & black gilt lettered morocco labels. Vols. 1-4 are dated 1776, and vols.5-6 are dated 1777. A scarce book set, rarely found complete. A classic work.. First Edition FIRST State. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Rudiments of War:

      London, Printed for N. Conant (Successor to Mr. Whiston), , 1777. Comprising the Principles of Military Duty, in a Series of Orders issued by Commanders in the English Army. To which are added, some other Military Regulations, for the Sake of connecting the Former. Octavo (208 × 128 mm). Modern half calf on marbled boards, to style, red morocco label to the spine. Half-title present. P.297 is a folding table, errata leaf on thicker stock tipped-in before it. First and last few leaves marginally browned through paste-action from the previous binding, but overall a very good, clean copy. First Edition. Uncommon, ESTC traces only three copies in America. The attribution is drawn from the Asiatic Annual Register, vol. IV, 1802, pp. 43-44. Ironside, a colonel in the service of the HEIC, here compiles a comprehensive and timely digest covering all aspects of military duties: "I am aware that some of the Remarks may at first appear slight and inconsiderable; but be it remembered by those who comprehend not the 'valor in tenui' that Trifles are usually the first Things forgot in a Period of Inactivity and Repose; that the Elements of every Science, however trivial in Detail, become collectively of Importance; that it is an Assemblage of Units which compose a Million, and of Points that form the most valuable Theorems of Mathematical Demonstration. Time, indeed, can alone ascertain the actual Use or Inefficacy of this Work. It is at least concise, adapted to the plainest Capacity, and may serve as a Memorial of Duty to those who stand in Need of such a Monitory" (preface).

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        A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a Battalion,

      London: Printed for the author,, 1777. designed for their Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with Useful Observations and Instructions for their Manner of Attack and Defence. Octavo (208 × 128 mm) Contemporary calf, red morocco label to the spine. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and seventeen similar plates with a total of twenty plans and diagrams, ad. leaf for Lochee's System of Military Mathematics bound before the plates, and 14-page subscribers list after the plates. A little rubbed at the extremities, corners worn, upper joint slightly cracked at the head, small tear and reapir to leather on the the upper board, mild offsetting from the frontispiece, very light toning else, a very good copy in unrestored contemporary condition. Second edition, the same year as the first, dedication dated just 9 days after the first - 1 October, rather than 22 September. A very timely publication, as Simes stresses in his secondary dedication "To the Officers of the Army" - "From the rebellious conduct of the Americans it appears to me that there is a great necessity of publishing something of this kind, for the instruction of the young and unxeperienced [sic.] officer …" In his study of the eighteenth century training texts of the British Army, Fit for Service, Houlding is dismissive of Simes's merits as an author and compiler. However, he concedes that despite some grave flaws, Simes's publications did fill a need in the British Army at the time, as is demonstrated by the lengthy Subscribers List, including some impressive names, appended to the present volume, and that "...they served their purpose in providing young officers with a fairly complete catalogue of their duties." Even Harvey [Col. Edward Harvey - Adjutant-General], though unimpressed, acknowledged the troubles Simes had put himself to in "collecting Several Regulations & Forms of Returns etc & in publishing them together"; and he knew this to be "of Some Convenience to Young Officers." Attractive armorial bookplate of Major John Taubman, speaker of the House of Keys, the Manx Parliament, from 1799 until his death in 1822. He raised the Douglas Volunteers, and was their Major Commandant, he was also a Major in the Isle of Man Volunteers.

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      Barby, Switzerland. 1777.. Two volumes bound in one. [16],444,[4],[4],447-1068,[46]pp. plus three folding maps, four folding plates, and a folding chart. Thick octavo. Modern calf, gilt spine. About fine. Oldendorp was a minister in the Moravian Church in Europe who was sent to the Danish West Indies to collect data for a history of the mission there. Over a period of seventeen months on St. Croix, he compiled a vast amount of information about local customs through his extensive interviewing of resident Blacks from thirty different tribes. In addition, Oldendorp made notes relating to the natural resources of the island. The second part of the book contains the history of the mission. "With the help of an editor, Johann Jacob Bossart, who arranged the copious materials in a meaningful way, Oldendorp's German-language report became a cornerstone of eighteenth- century West Indian scholarship. Two hundred years later, two American scholars translated Oldendorp's work into English as A CARIBBEAN MISSION. Interest in the book has never waned" - Robert Graff. The lovely engraved views are among the first made of these islands, showing the missions on St. Thomas and St. John, and two views on St. Croix. Not in the Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, and in few American collections. SABIN 57152. Robert Graff, "An Island of Immigrants" in GAZETTE OF THE GROLIER CLUB No. 40/41, pp.37- 38. BELL O70.

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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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