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        A Topographical Chart of the Bay of Narraganset in the Province of New England with all the Isles contained therein, among which Rhode Island and Connonicut [sic] have been particularly surveyed ... To which has been added the Several works and batteries raised by the Americans

      London: William Faden, 22 July 1777. Engraved map, dissected into 16 sections at a contemporary date, linen-backing renewed (expert restoration at the corners). 37 x 25 1/8 inches. Rare first edition of Blaskowitz's famed Revolutionary War map of Narragansett Bay published by Faden. Charles Blaskowitz arrived in America in the early 1760s as a young but evidently skilled surveyor and began work in upstate New York and along the St. Lawrence River. In March 1764, he was commissioned as part of Samuel Holland's North American Survey team and would eventually become Holland's Deputy Surveyor by 1775. Blaskowitz's first assignment was to survey Aquidneck Island and Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island in order to determine whether Newport would be a suitable location for a naval base. Blaskowitz accomplished that 1764 survey and a base was recommended, though was not established at that time. A decade later, Blaskowitz re- surveyed the region as part of Holland's larger surveys of the coast being accomplished for the Board on Trade and Plantations. By that time, the colonies were already on the brink of Revolution. Newport, in particular, was a hotbed of insurrection. In 1772, British naval ships laid siege to Narragansett Bay in order to enforce customs duties on incoming vessels. After months of antagonizing the city's merchants, the much-hated British captain of the HMS Gaspee was murdered and the ship burned. The region instantly became a point of great interest in Great Britain, with the King offering a reward for the capture of the insurrectionists. In May 1776, Rhode Island would become the first British Colony to declare its independence; the British would occupy Newport from November of that year until the end of August 1778. "It is certain that the British, after occupying Newport at the end of 1776, used this map for their operations in this pivotal area. The detail shown is remarkable, including even the names of farmers on their land locations" (Nebenzahl). The map itself is unusual in that it is a combination of a nautical chart and topographical map (and hence the title, "A Topographical Chart..."). The Bay is clearly shown with its many islands and intricate inlets, with numerous soundings which give accurate readings of the treacherous waters. On the shore, impressive detail is depicted, with individual farms named and elegant hachuring showing elevations. Eight batteries are shown via lettered references, with a key at the top right corner which details the numbers and types of canons. Along the right side of the map are the names of the principal land owners of the region, along with a brief description of the area. A large and well-designed dedication by Faden to Lord Percy appears just below. Blaskowitz's surveys would be used for two printed charts, by Des Barres and Faden respectively. The Faden chart was a much more accomplished production, on a larger sheet and more elaborately engraved (and according to Pedley, costing two and a half times as much at the time of publication). The map was sold separately, as this sectioned case map copy, or within some copies of Faden's North American Atlas. Nebenzahl, Battle Plans of the American Revolution 34; Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution, plate 16 and pp. 94-96; Guthorn, pp. 12-14; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, fig. 17; Phillips, p. 458; Pedley, The Commerce of Cartography, chapter 5.

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        Bibliotheca Legum: Or, a Catalogue of the Common and Statute Law Books of This Realm, and Some Others Relating Thereto; from Their First Publication, to Easter Term, 1777. Giving an Account of Their Several Editions, Ancient Printers, Dates, and Prices

      London : Printed For Edward Brooke, (Successor To J. Worrall And B. Tovey) , 1777. A new edition, corrected and improved. To which is added, a list of the principal Scotch law books, and some relating to Ireland. Pp.48*-57* intercalated alternatively with pp.48-57. Physical desc. : 8o, 16 cm; [16], 162p. With advertisement leaf for books sold by Edward Brooke. Subject: Law. Bibliographies. Bookplate of Thos. Nicholls. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original label replaced; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      London: Published by Permission of the Rt. Honble. The Commissioners of Trade & Plantations by Wm. Faden, March 1, 1777.. Copper-engraved map, with period outline color. Sheet size: 22 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches. Some light old surface soiling, else very good. This is one of a small handful of Revolutionary War battle plans that relate to the City of New York. Sauthier's delineation of upper Manhattan was the most accurate and detailed to date. After the British occupation of New York, Gen. Washington evacuated Manhattan except for Fort Washington at the northern tip of the island. The British under Gen. Howe moved north and attacked the main American army at White Plains in October 1776. But the Americans still remained in control of Fort Washington behind their forward lines. On November 16 the British mounted a six- column attack on the fort that forced the patriots to surrender. Washington's decision not to evacuate Fort Washington was one of his most serious tactical errors of the war. Almost three thousand men were taken prisoner, and the British seized large quantities of supplies and weapons. Four days later Gen. Cornwallis was sent to take Fort Lee on the opposite New Jersey shore, but the Americans stationed there had retreated. Sauthier illustrated the four phases of the attack with the letters A through D. The key at right identifies the first attack as that by Gen. Knyphausen, the second by Matthews and Cornwallis, the third as a feint, and the fourth by Lord Percy. CUMMING, BRITISH MAPS OF COLONIAL AMERICA, pp.72-74. GUTHORN, BRITISH MAPS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, pp.41-42. NEBENZAHL, ATLAS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, pp.90-91. NEBENZAHL, PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 116. WALLIS, THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 116.

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        Mars Moravicus. Sive bella horrida et cruenta, seditiones, tumultus, praelia, turbae: & ex ijs enatae crebrae et funestae rerum mutationes, dirae calamitates, incendia, clades, agrorum depopulationes, urbium vastitates, aedium sacrarum et prophanarum ruinae, arcium et oppidorum eversiones, pagorum cineres, populorum excidia, & alia id genus mala, quae Moravia hactenus passa fuit

      Prag, Joannis Arnolti de Dobroslawina 1777.. Tl. 1 (alles Erschiene!) 2°. 12 Bll., 958 (recte 956) S., 8 Bll. (Index). Mit Kupfertit. v. Wencesl. Wagner nach Ant. Lublinskij, 1 gefalt. Kupferkarte. HLdr. d. Zt. Berieb. Ohne d. Titelportr., rechtes Drittel d. Karte fehlt. EA. MNE II, 110; Brunet VI, 26494; Graesse V, 218 - Alles Erschienene dieser Geschichte Mährens und Böhmens bis zum Jahr 1526 in der seltenen ersten Ausgabe. - Der Verf., Tomas Jan Pesina z Cechorodu (1629-80) war Dekan an der Prager Domkirche.

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        Graduale Romanum

      Leodii (Liege): Clementis Plomteux. 1777. Hardcover. 12mo - 17.5 x 11 cm.; (26) - 520 - cxc - (2) pp. Full leather with a 6 panel spine, paste-on red leather label with gold lettering on the second panel. Marbled end papers. Full title reads: "Graduale Romanum Juxta Missale ex Decreto Sacro-Sancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum, et Clementis VIII. Auctoritate Recognitum; Adjectis Officiis novissime editis ad exemplar Missalis Romani. Editio Novissima, Multo auctior & emendatior". The unpaginated preliminaries consist of a two page introduction (Typographus ad Lectores), 4 page "Index Proprii de Tempore", 7 page index "Index Proprii de Sanctis" (by month), 3 page "Index Communis", 2 page approbatory notices (dated 1772, 1777, and 1764), 4 pages with "In Aspersione Aquae Benedictae" (the Asperges), "In Duplicibus aliud", and the antiphon "A die Sancto Pasche". Pages 1 through 520: "Proprium Missarum de Tempore". Pages i through cxc: "Commune Sanctorum". Previous owner's inscription dated October 14, 182(4)? on the blank verso facing the title page with some ink offsetting to the bottom half of the title page. Page 247/248 shows some paper loss on the fore edge margin at the top (a triangular sliver 1/2 cm x 5 cm) that does not affect any text. Approximately ten pages show some mild staining from the fore edge in 2 to 7 cm. with no significant effect to the text or paper itself. The binding has been professionally repaired with a new spine attached and spine label. The leather is rubbed on the board edges and worn on the fore edge of the front and the head edge of the back. These defects have been repaired and stabilized. The binding is very solid and the pages show no signs of having been trimmed other than for the very first binding. All-in-all, a rather remarkable and complete copy of an early "Schola" or "Choir" copy (designed for holding in the hand) of the intoned prayer of the church. .

      [Bookseller: Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA]
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        A Map of The Provinces of New-York and New Jersey, with Part of Quebec

      Augsburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1777. (NEW JERSEY) 30-1/8 x 22-1/4 inces (765 x 565 mm) 2 sheets. Hand-colored map. Minor creasing, light toning, original reinforcement on verso of joint. Framed/ wiythout glass

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        Vida, y Hechos del ingenioso caballero Don Quixote de la Mancha,

      Madrid: Antonio de Sancha,, 1777. Nueva Edicion Corregida, è ilustrada con várias Láminas finas, y la vida del Autor. 4 volumes, octavo (174 × 117 mm). Contemporary sheep dyed in imitation of tree calf, red morocco labels, circular green morocco numbering-pieces, smooth spines with decorative gilt rolls and circular centre tools, marbled endpapers. 2 frontispieces, 31 plates. From the library of Stephen Spender, with his bookplate. Extremities worn, three lettering-pieces gone, a very good set, the bindings sound and the contents clean and fresh throughout. A pleasant reprint of the 1771 Ibarra edition.

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        The History of Emily Montague

      London: J. Dodsley, 1777. 2nd. Hard Cover. Good+. THIS 1777 2ND UK PRINTING IS SCARCER THAN 1769 1ST. EDITION 4 volumes. 16mo., (vvi), 240; 240; 222 and 213 pp. Very early full-calf leather with ornamented spines and leather spine labels. All half titles present. Volume 1 lacks the spine label with the volume number. The set is in good to very good condition with some heavy scuffing to the covers and some dark staining to the right edges of the front covers of Volumes 1 and 3. The spine ends are a bit chipped and the spines have some cracking and general wear. The front hinge of Volume 2 is a bit tender. Internally the text is in very good condition. The endsheets of each volume have some darkening to the page borders. Each volume bears the striking early bookplate of Gorham Parsons. There is some sporadic foxing to the text, particularly in volumes 3 and 4. , Gorham Parsons, probably from Brighton, Suffolk County MA. Successful Boston Merchant. Parsons served as Brighton's state Representative in 1820, and is credited with having prevented the building of the Boston & Worcester Railroad through Brighton Center. He was also a noted horticulturalist who helped found the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1829. , This is an attractive set in a contemporary binding with gilt crests on the spine. An aesthetically pleasing and unsophisticated set of this rare Canadian novel, one of the first North American novels written by a woman.  Second UK edition, after the first edition of 1769. & A love story which captures the lives of Quebec City's early English-speaking inhabitants, the Quebecois, and the Native people, in the decade between Wolfe's victory on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 and the American War of Independence. Often considered to be the first English novel set and written in Canada. Frances Moore was the daughter of a clergyman who married John Brooke, chaplain of the Garrison of Quebec. Prior to her marriage she wrote under the pseudonym Mary Singleton. Brooke's book, Julia Mandeville was published anonymously in 1763; the following year Frances joined her husband in Quebec. The History of Emily Montague includes interesting descriptions of early British rule in Canada and of British perceptions of the colonies. & "In the last quarter of the 18th century, American writers were too busy celebrating their own nascent nationalism to pay much attention to the northern colonies, but a few British writers were discovering in Canada new inspiration for prospect poetry and travelogue fiction. Frances BROOKE's epistolary novel The History of Emily Montague (1769) is the most literate of these effusions, being a sincere attempt to evoke impressions of the climate, the French-speaking inhabitants and the Indians." From The Canadian Encyclopedia.&

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        The Province of New Jersey, Divided into East and West, commonly called the Jerseys. Engraved & Published by Wm. Faden, Charing Cross, December 1st 1777

      London, 1777. No Binding. Very Good. 30 ½ x 22 ¼ inches. . Original outline color; small area of wear at one fold expertly repaired with some reinstatement of image, else excellent. The definitive map of New Jersey of the 18th century, in its rare first state. It was the first map to present the geography of New Jersey with any degree of detailed accuracy. It also illuminates for the first time the state's topography, river networks, early road system, and the locations of its natural resources. Moreover, Schwartz states that it is "the most important general map of New Jersey during the revolutionary period." As such, it would have been consulted by commanders on both sides during the American Revolution. According to a note on the map, it was based on surveys that were made in 1769 for the purpose of settling the border between New York and New Jersey, which had long been in dispute. The surveys were supervised by Lt. Bernard Ratzer, an important British military engineer and surveyor before and during the Revolution. The resulting boundary line, which was permanently adopted, is shown on the map. (The map also shows two different boundaries between East and West Jersey.) Ratzer was also the author of what is considered the finest colonial map of New York City. William Faden was an English publisher who played a leading role in filling the demand for accurate maps, charts and plans relating to the campaigns of the American Revolution. "His fine engravings made him one of the greatest cartographers of the late 18th century" (Snyder). The map's large, decorative cartouche illustrates a typical New Jersey farmhouse and several beavers, the favorite animal of colonial cartographers. Snyder, John P., The Mapping of New Jersey, pp. 57-61; Ristow, Walter W., American Maps and Mapmakers; Schwartz, The Mapping of America, plate 120.

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        Flora Londinensis, or, Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as Grow Wild in the Environs of London

      London: For the Author, 1777. 2 vols. [1777]-1798, Fo. 236 (of 432) hand-coloured plates only, lacks title and prelims. to first vol. Each plate should be bound next to its explanatory text, five of these text leaves are missing. Included are indices to fascicles 2, 3 and 5. Some soiling, staining and marginal paper repairs, especially to front and rear pages of each vol., later typewritten index bound in at front of each vol., early C20th. library quarter morocco, rubbed and marked. Contemporay ink numbering in margin of most text pages and plates but text or image unaffected, later pencil English name written on some text pages.. 1st Ed. Half-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. 46.0 x 26.0 Cms..

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        Allgemeines grosses und vollstandiges Wappenbuch: in welchem aller hohen Potentaten, Fursten, Grafen, Herren und Stande, ingleichen der freyen Staaten und Stande, ingleichen der freyen Staaten und Reichsstadte, Baronen, Edlen Herren, Ritter,

      Nuremberg, Verlag der Raspischen Buchhandlung, 2 volumes, first volume published in 1777, supplement in 1806 SUMMARY: The classic reference on 16th century German heraldry and of great value in the decorative arts as a reference on pattern and ornamentation. CONDITION DETAIL: Prints: most etchings and woodcuts are bright, clean and fresh, a few with scattered soiling, some pages with light impressions; the splendid full-page woodcuts are well inked and sharp: the frontispiece in Volume 1 and table on verso with trimmed margins. Introductory Texts: pages in volumes 1 & 2 with archival wheat paste margin repairs: clean edge tear to 2 pages: many introductory text pages soiled at the bottom fore-edge corner: silk place ribbons trimmed. Boards: general rubs and some corner wear. Binding: excellent. FINE BINDING: by Charles Mass of Berlin, early, decorated, full tan pig skin boards, upper & lower covers embossed with finely executed arabesque florals, beveled corners decorated in gilt, spine decorated with heraldic chevrons, with 2 mounted gilt morocco lettering devices. SIZE: 35 cm or 13.75 inches. PAGINATION: Brunet notes 5,720 prints in the augmented 1609 edition. Volume 1 is complete in six parts, text precedes prints. Volume 2 (the supplement) has eleven of the twelve register parts, lacking part xii. Volume 1; xii, 32, 46; 609 pages with a woodcut frontispiece, woodcut head and tailpieces, a decorated initial, an etched copperplate title vignette, two tables and 578 pages of copper plate etchings in 6 parts: part i with 226 etchings; part ii, 164 etchings; part iii, 200 etchings; part iv, 191 etchings; part v, 374 etchings and part vi with 31 pages of fine woodcuts including 7 splendid full-page cuts. Volume 2; xxxii; 331 pages of woodcuts in 11 parts: part i, 36 pp.; part ii, 34 pp.; part iii, 21 pp.; part iv, 30 pp.; part v, 30 pp.; part vi, 30 pp.; part vii, 30 pp.; part viii, 30 pp.; part ix, 31 pp.; part x, 33 pp. and part xi, 26 pp. REFERENCE: Lipperheide 4394. SHIPPING: Because of the heavy weight of the volumes, a supplemental charge will be added to the shipping quote for an average weight book to cover the actual shipping fees. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Vollständiges Marburger Gesangbuch, zur Uebung der Gottseligkeit, in 680. Christlichen und Trostreichen Psalmen und Gesängen Hrn. D. Martin Luthers, und Andrer Gottseliger Lehrer

      Germantown, Pa.: Christoph Saur, 1777. Good. Title continued: "Ordentlich in XII. Theile verfasset. Auch mit nöthigen Registern und einer Verzeichniss versehen, unter welche Titul die im Anhang befindlichen Lieder gehörig: Auch zur Beförderung des so Kirchen- als Privat-Gottesdienstes, mit erbaulichen Morgen- Abend- Buss- Beicht- und Communion-Gebätlein vermehret. Fünfte und ermehrte Auflage." [16], 522, [16], 14 p.: frontispiece portrait of Luther with biographical caption; 17 cm. Signatures: )(8 A-2L8 2M4 (8vo). Contemporary calf with five spine compartments between raised bands. Woodcut tailpiece; typographical headpieces. Hymns without music, as was typical of German hymnals of the period. Printed in two columns. Errors in pagination: p. 198, 339, and 382 misnumbered 298, 393, and 582. Without the 56-page "Evangelia und Episteln auf alle Sonntage ... und der Historie von der Zerstöhrung der Stadt Jerusalem." often found at the end. First Cent. of Ger. Language Printing in the U.S.A., 491. Inscriptions on front endpapers in old German script, dated 1814 and 1793. In Good Condition: leather is rubbed; lacking clasps; free endpapers are chipped and torn; lower part of title page stained; pp. 273-336 (S-X8) partially missed in sewing; section lacking from last leaf of the index, with small loss of text; scattered soiling and foxing. A worn but solid copy of this German-language hymnal, printed by Christopher Saur/Sower during the American Revolution.&

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships: The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

      Paris: Chez Le Rouge rue des grands Augustins, 1777. Copper-engraved map, on four joined sheets, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. 38 1/2 x 40 1/4 inches. A very fine copy of this highly important and large scale map of New England, the finest map of the region available to military commanders during the Revolutionary War This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to the line of 44'30 of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas and the lower Connecticutt Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper-left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower-right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the edition produced by Georges-Louis Le Rouge, then the royal Geographer to Louis XVI, and was significantly updated from the original issue of 1755. Copies of this issue would most certainly have been consulted by French commanders such as the Comtes D'Estaing and Rochambeau who both led forces in New England following France's entry into the Revolutionary War in support of the American cause in 1778. This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than-life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys". In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephriam Chambers on his Universal Dictionary before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that Mead/Green 'had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer ... One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps ... Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit.' (Cumming, p.45). McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 755.19; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 802; cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47.

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        Nouvelles Experiences sur la Resistance des Fluides

      Claude-Antoine Jombert Paris 1777 First Edition. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good +/No Jacket. First Edition 1777, five folding engraved plates., neat contemporary ink signature to title, hinges cracked but very strong and tight, attractive contemporary mottled sheep,slight staining and rubbing,gilt decorated spine and bands. Very clean copy 8vo.

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        Encyclopedie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers par une societe de gens de lettres. Mis en ordre & publie par M. Diderot, & quant a la partie mathematique, par M. d'Alembert

      A Geneve: Chez Pellet (imprint varies),, 1777-1779. Nouvelle edition.; Volumes 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, and 30 are Troisieme edition, the set is frequently found with several third edition volumes as they are fully compatible in size and content and were issued immediately after the new edition concluded; 36 volumes of text and 3 volumes of plates, the two volume Table issued in 1780 not present and usually not considered part of the Nouvelle edition set; large quarto (leaves 25.5 cm. tall by 19 cm.), has the two portraits, in this set used as frontispieces for the first two volumes and 11 other plates in the main text, most of them tables and all but one of them folding (lacks the folding plate that should be found in Volume 16); [408] engraved plates (publisher's numbering is irregular) with many of them folding (lacks the 10 plates from the Geographie section in the third plates volume, the . Photos available upon request.

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        Specimen Zoologiae Geographicae

      Leiden,: Theodor Haak,, 1777.. Quarto, with a large folding map (500 x 695 mm.); a very good unsophisticated copy in simple modern blue paper wrappers, a few marks, the large folding map in a very good impression. Rare: first edition of the first book to describe the worldwide distribution of mammals, with the information summarized in a large folding world map, one of the first to include Captain Cook's 1770 discoveries on the east coast of Australia.Zimmermann (1743-1815) was a German geographer and zoologist, best known as a teacher and as the patron of the mathematician Gauss. He published a number of monographs on mammals, including several published in the nineteenth century specifically on American animals. This remarkable work is an early and extensive survey of the worldwide geographical distribution of domestic and migratory quadrupeds. He concluded that land-masses were differently distributed in prehistoric times, making this the first in a long line of publications that led to the theory of continental drift; some of his conclusions influenced Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell.Importantly, the details of animal habits in Australia, the South Pacific and New Zealand derive from the great voyages, from Quiros to Cook, making this study an example - along with the various publications of the Forsters on the Cook voyages - of the earliest application of Pacific discoveries to general scientific research.The fine accompanying world map renders the east coast of Australia, and lists the Kangaroo and several species of Australian wild dog. Designed by Zimmermann himself and prepared by the German naturalist August Wilhelm Knoch (1742-1818), this was the first map to show animal distribution (Robinson, Early Thematic Mapping in the History of Cartography).B.M. (Nat. Hist.) , p. 2391; not in Beddie.

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        Coleccion de Trajes de España

      Madrid: 1777-1778. 3 parts (of 7) in 1 volume. (15 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches). 36 engraved plates, numbered 1-36, comprising the first three cahiers of the work. Each plate captioned in Spanish and French, the first plate of each cahier (i.e. plates 1, 13 and 25) with caption title in Spanish and French as above. Contemporary marbled paper covered boards, front hinge cracked. The first three parts of a very rare 18th century Spanish costume book, including American subjects. The number of plates in extant copies seem to vary, with Colas citing one copy with as many as 82 plates (though it would seem that 84 were in fact issued; i.e. 7 cahiers of 12 plates each). The plates here, numbered consecutively 1-36, comprise (titles in Spanish): 1) Criego Jacarero 2) Gazetera 3) Naranjera 4) El Agua de Cebada 5) Barbero majo, dando musica 6) Maja 7) Aguador de compra 8) Parsiega 9) Alguacil 10) Paya 11) Andaluz 12) Petimetra con manto en la Semana Santa 13) Chorizero 14) Pescadera 15) Serrano Artesonero del Partido de Avila 16) Castellana vieja, del Partido de Avila 17) Cheso 18) Chesa 19) Maragata 20) Maragato 21) Verdulera 22) Naranjero Murciano 23) Aldeano Charro de los Caserios de Salamanca 24) Aldeana Charra del Partido de Salamanca 25) Catalan 26) Catalana 27) Pedro Romero 28) Joaquin Costillares 29) Gibaro de la Isla de Puero-rico 30) Esclava de Puerto-rico 31) Arrendadora de la Huerta de Murcia 32) Arrendador de la Huerta de Murcia 33) Criada 34) Azeitero 35) India del Perú 36) Espanola Criolla de Lima This copy with impressive provenance to the Viceroy of New Spain. Colas 1706 (citing a copy with 82 plates); Lipperheide Jc 3 (53 plates).

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        [Recueil De Differens] - Poemes Et Discours

      Geneve; 1777, 1777. Nouvelle edition. Copper-engraved pictorial head & tailpieces; publisher's device to the title. Language: French. Physical desc. : cm.13. Table [contents] to the rear. Full contemporary tree calf, very good. Spine elaborately gilt tooled with a red, gilt-blocked Morocco label. Minor rubbing to the spine bands and panel extremities as with age. An uncommonly well-preserved example; scans etc. On request.

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        A 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: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 5/16 x 9 inches). Engraved portrait of Cook by J. Basire after William Hodges, 63 engraved plates, maps and charts (31 folding), one folding letterpress table. Nineteenth century calf, covers bordered in blind, rebacked to style, red and green morocco labels in the second and third compartments. First edition of Cook's second voyage on which he was directed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to search for any southern continent. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century" (Printing and the Mind of Man p.135). "The success of Cook's first voyage led the Admiralty to send him on a second expedition, described in the present work, which was to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of any southern continents ... the men of this expedition became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. Further visits were made to New Zealand, and on two great sweeps Cook made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Niue, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, and a number of smaller islands. Rounding Cape Horn, on the last part of the voyage, Cook discovered and charted South Georgia, after which he called at Cape Town, St. Helena and Ascension, and the Azores ... This voyage produced a vast amount of information concerning the Pacific peoples and islands, proved the value of the chronometer as an aid to finding longitude, and improved techniques for preventing scurvy" (Hill p.123) "This, the official account of the second voyage, was written by Cook himself ... In a letter, dated June 22nd, 1776, to his friend Commodore William Wilson, Cook writes: - "The Journal of my late Voyage will be published in the course of the next winter, and I am to have the sole advantage of the sale. It will want those flourishes which Dr. Hawkesworth gave the other, but it will be illustrated and ornamented with about sixty copper plates, which, I am of the opinion, will exceed every thing that has been done in a work of this kind; ... As to the Journal, it must speak for itself. I can only say that it is my own narrative ..."' (Holmes pp.35-36). Beddie 1216; Hill (2004) 358; Holmes 24; Printing and the Mind of Man 223; Rosove 77.A1.

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

      Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris chez Pissot et Nyon, 1777.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION, OF THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE. 1777, translated by De Freville from the 1775 London printing. 8vo, 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, large folding engraved map showing the routes of the two ships, pages xix, 546, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, rebacked to style, gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, marron gilt lettered morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Some slight pitting to original covers, corners slightly worn, occasional pale foxing, a few pages lightly age-browned, 1 page of preface has pin hole repaired, not affecting text, short closed tear to inner edge of map, just affecting the border with no loss. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy of an important book. John Marra's book first appeared anonymously in England in 1775. It was the first full account published of Cook's second voyage and was a first hand account as Marra was an Irish gunner on the Resolution. It contained many observations and incidents which did not appear in the official account which appeared 18 months later. It contained an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast and It also contained the first printed account of the Antarctic based on actual observation, the Resolution having crossed the Antarctic circle at 3 points. See The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 1, No. 107. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 234 No 1272. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Treatise describing the Construction, and Explaining the Use, of New Celestial and Terrestrial Globes. Designed to illustrate, in the most Easy and Natural Manner, the Phoenomena of the Earth and Heavens, and to shew the Correspondence of the Two Spheres. With a great Variety of Astronomical and Geographical Problems. Fourth Edition, in which a Comprehensive View of the Solar System is given; and the Use of the Globes is farther shewn in the Explanation of Spherical Triangles

      14 folding engraved plates. xxviii, 345, 14 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled half-calf & marbled boards, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed for and Sold by the Author, 1777. Fourth edition, revised with important additions. About 1756 George Adams, Senior (d. 1772), "was appointed mathematical instrument maker to the prince of Wales (the future George III). New forms of instrument dating from this period include a trunnion-mounted microscope and an architectonic sector. Following the death of George II in 1760, Adams became mathematical instrument maker to George III, which, although unsalaried, was the most prestigious appointment available in this field. Many of the extant instruments in the King George III collection at the London Science Museum are from his workshop. In mid-1766 he launched new 18 in. and 12 in. globes, with a Treatise [the present work] describing their construction and use. The dedication to the king was contributed by Dr Samuel Johnson. The unusual form of mounting and relatively high price of Adams's globes drew scathing comments from Benjamin Martin, proprietor of the long-established Senex's globes, but they proved popular and many examples survive."-ODNB. The final 14-pages contain "A Catalogue of Mathematical, Philosophical, and Practical Instruments, Made under the Inspection and Direction of George Adams." Fine and attractive copy. .

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        A Voyage round the World, in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop Resolution

      London,: B. White [etc.], 1777.. Two volumes, quarto, with a large folding map; the map slightly spotted and some light spotting at beginning and end of first volume; a very good copy in contemporary diced russia leather, gilt borders to sides, rebacked. First edition of the alternative account of Cook's second voyage, published some six weeks before the official version. Although the Forsters had to rush to complete the work, it is 'an important work and a necessary supplement to the official account' (Davidson).Johann Forster and his son Georg had sailed together on Cook's second voyage after Banks and his associates withdrew. Initially given the task of preparing the official account, the Forsters' fractious relationship with the Admiralty soon became impossible, and Johann Forster was dismissed from taking any part in the official publications. Thus denied, the Forsters set to work to forestall the official version with their own account, taking advantage of the loophole that only Johann had any legal agreement with the Admiralty: the account appeared in Georg's name.The publication was the source of great rancour, which was only enflamed when the astronomer, Wales, roundly accused Georg of being author in name only, the real author being solely his father. This is palpably untrue and, as Georg states in his preface, he did indeed write the account in consultation with his father's journal. Whatever the case, it effectively signalled the end of the Forsters' chances in England, and by mid-1780 both had returned to Germany.The split between Cook and the Forsters has scarcely been repaired even now. Sir Maurice Holmes' comment on the work is arch, and Beaglehole was never keen to promote the role of the Forsters. However, recent work by Michael Hoare and Nigel Erskine has seen the importance of the Forsters' contribution to Cook's voyage reappraised in a more positive light.Bagnall, 2012; Beddie, 1247; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 61-2; Hill, p. 108; Hocken, pp. 16-17; Holmes, 23; Kroepelien, 450; O'Reilly-Reitman, 382.

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        Gentleman's Monthly and Historical Chronicle

      St. John's Gate for D. Henry 1777 - First edition of this compilation of the Gentleman's Monthly, containing early reports of the American revolution. Very good condition, housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wilhelmine, ein prosaisch komisches Gedicht.

      Weidmanns Erben und Reich, Leipzig 1777 - 132 Seiten. , marmorierter Ppbd. der Zeit, Rückenvergoldung, Rückenschildchen, 15,5 cm. Mit 7 Kupferstichen und 13 Vignetten von Endner. "Von den vielen Ausgaben ist dieses die schönste in besonders wohlgelungener Ausstattung (.) mit den reizenden Kupfern und Vignetten" (Neufforge 150). Die erste Tafel (wie bei Neufforge) als Frontispiz, dadurch nach Seite 12 eine scheinbare Lücke in der Paginierung. - Beigebunden: "Die Inoculation der Liebe. Eine Erzählung", Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1771, Frontispiz, 70 Seiten. Frontispiz, Titel- und Schlussvignette nach Oeser, gestochen von Geyser. Anonym erschienene EA (WG2 2), "reizend illustriert" (Neufforge). - Einband berieben, Rücken mit groben Abplatzungen, vereinzelt etwas fingerfleckig, sonst und insgesamt ordentliches, attraktives Exemplar. 352 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Sex tal i vetenskapsakademien 1777-1779.]

      Sex tal bundna i en volym: Tal, om politie i allmänhet [...] af [...] Carl Sparre [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777. 47 + (1) s. + Tal, om den tilväxt och de hinder, som barn- förlossnings- vetenskapen haft [...] af Herman Schützercrantz [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777. 80 s. + Tal, om chemiens nyaste fragsteg [...] af Torbern Bergman [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777. 48 s. + Tal, om de nyaste förklaringar öfver norr-skenet [...] af Johan Carl Wilcke [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1778. 110 s. + Tal , om fästningars nytta och bruk samt byggnads-sätt [...] af Alex. Mich v. Strussenfelt, Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1780. 40 s. + Tal, hållne, under Kongl. Majestets höga öfvernärvaro, uti dess vetenskaps academie [...] af [...] Carl Rudenschöld. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1779. 56 s. Äldre helskinnband. Nött upptill i ryggen. Bra ex

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        Spirito delle leggi del signore di Montesquieu con le note dell'Antonio Genovesi.

      Domenico Terres 1777 4 voll. in 8° (mm. 210x140 ); pagg. (4), xvi, 364; xv, 319; xvi, 310; 366; con ritratto di Montesquieu inciso da Cimarelli in antiporta, ritratto del Genovesi e incisione allegorica al frontespizio di C. Pignatari. Cartonato muto coevo con titolo manoscritto al dorso.Prima edizione del commento del Genovesi, stampata da Terres a otto anni dalla morte dell'autore. Una traduzione dello Spirito delle leggi era uscita parzialmente ad opera di Mecatti nel 1750, ma l'operazione era stata interrotta dalla censura. Terres, che possedeva il manoscritto del Genovesi, nel 1777 riuscì ad ottenere il permesso di stampa dell'opera commentata, con l'aggiunta di operette ad essa relative quali l'elogio di D'Alembert ad opera di Montesquieu, la Difesa dello Spirito delle leggi di J. Fontane de la Roche, il Ringraziamento sincero attribuito a Voltaire etc. Bell'esemplare genuino, con barbe. Fioriture dovute al tipo di carta e qualche lieve menda alla legatura dovuta all'uso.Catalogo Einaudi 3997.

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        Dell'Istoria di Piemonte. Libri tre esattamente ristampati secondo l'ultima edizione del 608. Ne'quali con brevità si vedono tutte le cose più degne di memoria occorse in essa patria, e altre vicine sino all'anno MDLXXXV. Coll'origine della Real Casa di Savoja, e di altre famiglie illustri, e delle città, e terre principali.

      in Torino, per Onorato Derossi, 1777.In-4° antico (285x217mm), pp. (22), 232. Legatura moderna in m. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro su tassello al dorso. Piatti marmoriozzati. Duplice ex-libris, etichetta di libreria antiquaria. Stemma sabaudo coronato, affiancato da leoni rampanti, inciso in rame ai frontespizi. Al secondo vol., antiporta incisa in rame con ritratto dell'autore entro bordura ornamentale. Testatine e capilettera arabescati in rame. Varie dedicatorie e componimenti poetici preliminari. Freschissimo esemplare in barbe. Riedizione settecentesca, esattamente conforme a quella originale del 1635, di questa opera del Della Chiesa. "Dell'Historia del Piemonte", edito dal Disserolio nel 1608, è uno dei più cospicui tentativi secenteschi di storia dei territori piemontesi. Il Della Chiesa, vissuto tra il 1568 e il 1621, "conte di Cervignasco e Isasca", fu vescovo di Saluzzo, storiografo e consigliere di Vittorio Amedeo I. Manno, I, 1020. Lozzi, II, 3605, note. Platneriana, 265. Bocca, 4350. Dionisotti, II, p. 318: "Il nome di questro magistrato è celebrato per i suoi lavori storici al quale scopo, per ordine ducale, gli furono aperti tutti gli archivi dello stato". Rossotto, p. 401.

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        Instituzioni di Meccanica, d'Idrostatica, d'Idrometria e dell'Architettura Statica, e Idraulica.

      (Idraulica - prima ediz. '700) FRISI PAOLO. Instituzioni di Meccanica, d'Idrostatica, d'Idrometria e dell'Architettura Statica, e Idraulica. Milano, Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1777. In 8° (cm 18,5x24), piena pergamena coeva (mancanza al tassello del dorso), pp. 8 non numerate + 447 + 1 non numerata. Alone al margine bianco laterale delle prime carte, per il resto fresca conservazione. L'autore, celebre matematico, fu soprattutto famoso per i suoi studi d'idraulica; a lui si deve il tracciato del Naviglio da Milano a Pavia, aperto alla navigazione nel 1819. In quest'opera vengono pure presi in esame i fiumi del bolognese (Reno ed altri torrenti), l'Arno, gli affluenti della laguna di Venezia, le paludi pontine, in navigli di Milano e di Bologna, ecc.. (Rif.B3473-595/51)

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        COMMISSIONE DOGALE per Antonio Piovene, mandato Capitanio a Verona.

      Die V Martij 1777 Manoscritto in 8° (222x157); 76 carte in pergamena non numerate, manoscritte ad inchiostro bruno con i nomi del Piovene e del Doge Aloisio Mocenigo, che commissiona la carica al nobiluomo, rialzati in oro.Splendida antiporta allegorica policroma miniata su pergamena, raffigurante il Doge con il leone di San Marco in basso, mentre in cielo San Giuseppe presenta il bastone fiorito a Maria con Gesù Bambino in braccio.Importante e raro documento di storia veronese in cui sono riportati doveri del Capitanio e le regole comportamentali nel governo della città. Le Commissioni dogali per la città di Verona sono molto difficilmente riscontrabili sul mercato.Buona legatura in piena pelle marmorizzata, filetti in oro, dorso a cinque scomparti. Perfetto stato di conservazione eccetto piccoli difetto al piatto posteriore.

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        Monument élevé à la gloire de Pierre-le-Grand, ou relation des traveaux et des moyens mechaniques qui ont été employés pour transporter à Pétersbourg un rocher... destiné à servir de base à la statue équestre de cet Empereur... -

      Paris, Nyon & Stoupe, 1777.Folio. Contemp. marbled boards, new calf spine; corners slightly worn. 12 finely copper engr. folding plates. 47, (1) pp.; a fine, fresh, tall and uncut copy. First edition. A work of great interest for engineering which describes the highly complicated transport by sea and land of an enormous rock used as basement for Falconet's famous equestrian statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg. Carburi won much admiration for the extremely complicated machinery built and the ingenious solutions adopted, illustrated in a superb series of plates, some of which show the first use of primitive ball bearings. Berlin Kat. 1794. Honeyman 586. Cicognara 3490. Edizione originale. L'opera descrive una notevole impresa ingegneristica, il trasporto per mare e terra di un'enorme roccia usata come base per la statua equestre di Pietro il Grande. Con 12 magnifiche tavole ripieg. inc. in rame. Mezza pelle; ottimo esemplare, fresco e marginoso.

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        Direzioni a' Giovani Studenti nel Disegno dell'Architettura Civile, nell'Accademia Clementina dell'Instituto delle Scienze unite da Ferdinando Galli Bibiena divise in cinque parti

      Nella Stamperia di Lelio Della Volpe 1777 Tomo primo con nuova aggiunta. Dedicate dall'Autore a S. Cattarina de Vigri da Bologna Protettrice della suddetta Accademia. Con 73 tavole incise in rame Pagine con lievi e sporadiche fioriture, piccole abrasioni alla carta dei piatti e alle copertine. Esemplare molto ben conservato (Some light yellowing) Molto buono (Very Good)

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        Bibliotheca Langebekiana, sive catalogus librorum, tam editorum quam manuscriptorum, quos, dum vixit, collegit [...] Jacobus Langebek [...]. Qui publica auctionis lege vendentur in ædibus defuncti, in platea vulgo Raadhuusstræde dicta, ad d.

      20 januar 1777. Köpenhamn, typis Godichianis, (1777). 8:o. (6),586 s. Ngt nött hfrbd med renoverad guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och stänkta snitt (Hedberg). För- och eftersättsbladen med bläckanteckningar. Titelbladet uppfodrat, inlagan med en svag fuktrand i nedre hörnet mot slutet av boken och den sista sidan lite solkig samt med lagning i inre marginalen. Med J. A. Almquists biblioteksetikett och C. M. Carlanders stpl. Supplementet om 37 sidor saknas i detta exemplar.. Bibliotheca danica IV:582. Jacob Langebek (1710-75) är framförallt känd som en av Danmarks främsta historiker. Hans tryckta katalog omfattar omkring 11000 nummer och en handskriftsamling om 985 poster. Langebek ägde bl.a. en ovanligt fin samling svenska tryck och J. H. Lidén uppgav att han aldig sett så mycket svecana samlat någonstans utanför Sverige. Denne tillhörde också köparna på auktionen, bl.a. förvärvade han det exemplar av "Psalterium Upsalense" 1510 som nu befinner sig i Lunds universitetsbibliotek. På försättsbladet har Carlander antecknat: "Å auktionen i Köpenhamn på Langebeks efterlemnade bibliotek inköptes för Kongl. bibliotekets räkning 'böcker i historien, antiqviteterna och språken' för en summa af 6,000 dal. kmt. (jfr Samlaren 8/10 1773 o. Stockholms lärda tidningar 1777 n:r 75.) Katalogen (586 sid.) jemte supplement (37 sid.) omfattar 13,276 n:r (Sv. bibl. o. exlibr (2a uppl.) I:297)" och på eftersättsbladet återfinns en sammanställning av katalogens volymantal av samma hand

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        Hamlet, Prinz af Dannemark. Tragoedie. Oversat af Engelsk (af Johs. Boye). (Hamlet. Prince of Denmark. Tragedy. Translated from the English [by Johs. Boye]).

      Kiöbenhavn (Copenhagen), Hallager, 1777. 8vo. Contemporary half calf with gilt title-label to spine. Binding worn. Internally very nice, clean, and fresh, with only very minor and light occassional browning. Old owner's name finely removed from title-page. Printed on nice, heavy paper.. Very rare first edition of the highly interesting first Danish translation of "Hamlet", being the first translation of any of Shakespeare's works into any Scandinavian language.One of the most interesting translations of any work by Shakespeare must that of "Hamlet" into Danish, the legend of Prince Hamlet being Danish and the work taking place in Helsinore in Denmark. "In 1777 "Hamlet" was translated into Danish by Johannes Boye. As the plot is based on the Danish legend preserved by Saxo, it is fitting that "Hamlet" was the first Shakespeare to appear in Danish." (Nancy S. Reinhardt, Danish Literature. An exhibition at the Houghton Library. The Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986, nr. 61).The present publication marks the beginning of the Shakespearian entry into Scandinavia, constituting as it does the very first translation of any of Shakespeare's works into any Scandinavian language. "We shall probably never know when Shakespeare first came to Denmark. That his name was known to scores of young Danish scholars who visited England and studied at her universities in the early years of the eighteenth century is all but certain. Holberg's silence cannot be construed into proof of complete ignorance, and Toger Reenberg, in some significant lines, celebrates Shakespeare as one of the great poets of the world... This was in 1703, long before the first mention of Shakespeare's name in Germany. Not much, however, can be deduced from it, and we shall find ourselves on rather shaky ground until we reach the first Shakespearean translation, Johannes Boye's Hamlet, published in 1777. Boye's translation is in decent, fluent prose, reasonably correct and eminently readable." (M. B. Ruud, pp. 191-92).In Lowndes the only Scandinavian translation of "Hamlet" mentioned is Oehlenschläger's "Hamlet" from 1846 (Lowndes IV: 2364), which is not an actual translation. "Hamlet" appeared in Swedish in 1820 and the first Swedish translation of a work by Shakespeare is "Macbeth" in Geijer's translation from 1812 or 1813, though the earliest that Lowndes mentions is "King Lear" from 1818. The first attempt to translate Shakespeare's works into Danish is by Niels Rosenfeldt and it appeared in 1790-92. The first Danish translation of the tragic works appeared 1807-16 (Foersom) and continued 1818-25 (Wulff). The first separate work to appear in Danish after "Hamlet" is "King Lear" from 1794 (Bibl. Dan., IV:379).Nancy S. Reinhardt: "Danish Literature. An exhibition at the Houghton Library". The Harvard College Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986, nr. 61.Martin B. Ruud: "SHAKESPEARE IN DENMARK: Summary of a Monograph". In: Scandinavian Studies and Notes, Vol. 5, No. 6 (MAY, 1919), pp. 191-196

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

      Magn. Swederus... zu finden bey S.L. Crusius 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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        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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        Document signed ("Guy Carleton") being an order for payment in the amount of five hundred pounds sterling made out to John Campbell, Commandant and Superintendant of Indians in the province of Quebec

      Montreal: British Government, 1777. 1st Edition. Slip case. Very Good+. Author signed. Document signed ("Guy Carleton"), one page (15 x 9 3/8 in.; 381 x 240 mm), Montreal, 19 June 1777, to John Powell, Deputy Paymaster General at Quebec, being an order for payment in the amount of five hundred pounds sterling made out to John Campbell, Commandant and Superintendant of Indians in the province of Quebec, countersigned by Powell on the verso; one short fold tear otherwise very good+, Blue cloth folding case, teal morocco spine lettered gilt; spine a trifle faded. Sir Guy Carleton served in America beginning in 1758. He was governor of Quebec and commander of British forces in Canada (1775-77), during which time he repelled Montgomery and Benedict Arnold's attack on Quebec, defeated Arnold on Lake Champlain and re-took Crown Point. From 1782-83 he was Commander in Chief in Canada. General in 1793. JOHN POWELL, - DEPUTY-PAYMASTER GENERALS AT QUEBEC AND MONTREAL, 1768 to 1772

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        The History of Emily Montague

      London: J. Dodsley, 1777. 2nd. Hard Cover. Good+. THIS 1777 2ND UK PRINTING IS SCARCER THAN 1769 1ST. EDITION 4 volumes. 16mo., (vvi), 240; 240; 222 and 213 pp. Very early full-calf leather with ornamented spines and leather spine labels. All half titles present. Volume 1 lacks the spine label with the volume number. The set is in good to very good condition with some heavy scuffing to the covers and some dark staining to the right edges of the front covers of Volumes 1 and 3. The spine ends are a bit chipped and the spines have some cracking and general wear. The front hinge of Volume 2 is a bit tender. Internally the text is in very good condition. The endsheets of each volume have some darkening to the page borders. Each volume bears the striking early bookplate of Gorham Parsons. There is some sporadic foxing to the text, particularly in volumes 3 and 4. , Gorham Parsons, probably from Brighton, Suffolk County MA. Successful Boston Merchant. Parsons served as Brighton's state Representative in 1820, and is credited with having prevented the building of the Boston & Worcester Railroad through Brighton Center. He was also a noted horticulturalist who helped found the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1829. , This is an attractive set in a contemporary binding with gilt crests on the spine. An aesthetically pleasing and unsophisticated set of this rare Canadian novel, one of the first North American novels written by a woman.  Second UK edition, after the first edition of 1769. A love story which captures the lives of Quebec City's early English-speaking inhabitants, the Quebecois, and the Native people, in the decade between Wolfe's victory on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 and the American War of Independence. Often considered to be the first English novel set and written in Canada. Frances Moore was the daughter of a clergyman who married John Brooke, chaplain of the Garrison of Quebec. Prior to her marriage she wrote under the pseudonym Mary Singleton. Brooke's book, Julia Mandeville was published anonymously in 1763; the following year Frances joined her husband in Quebec. The History of Emily Montague includes interesting descriptions of early British rule in Canada and of British perceptions of the colonies. "In the last quarter of the 18th century, American writers were too busy celebrating their own nascent nationalism to pay much attention to the northern colonies, but a few British writers were discovering in Canada new inspiration for prospect poetry and travelogue fiction. Frances BROOKE's epistolary novel The History of Emily Montague (1769) is the most literate of these effusions, being a sincere attempt to evoke impressions of the climate, the French-speaking inhabitants and the Indians." From The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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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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        Iconarii universalis tentamen, seu rerum omnium imagines, in aere elegantius incisae, ac ordine litterarum disposite, tomus IV

      ex Typographia Archangeli Casaletti 1777 in 4° formato album (cm 26,5x20), 50 tavv. f.t. tra cui 16 pp. di testo e 42 di ill.; p/perg. coeva con tit. in oro al ds. (restaurato), tagli spruzz., front. entro cornice ornamentale e testo incorniciato e inciso; belle tavv. con palazzi, statue, bassorilievi, vestigia romane, monete e medaglie. L'A., storico, antiquario, membro di numerose società accademiche d'Italia, ha scritto m. opere di antichità e di numismatica, tra cui il Dictionnaire géographique portatif de la France, La ville de Rome, Bruttia numismatica, Lucania numismatica etc. La presente opera, nelle intenzioni dell'A., avrebbe dovuto essere una specie di enciclopedia sulle antichità e comporsi di 56 voll.; ne furono pubblicati però solo 4 (da A a Cyb), Graesse t. IV, pag. 337-338; Weiss t. 3°, pag. 616-617. Lievi fior. ed ombreggiature, ma buon esemplare su carta forte. 033/19

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        Memoires Politiques et Militaires, pour servir a l'histoire de Louis XIV & de Louis XV, in 4 voll.

      chez Moutard 1777 in 12° (cm 16x10), pp. xxvj, 499; 388; 426; 447; leg. coeva m/pelle con angoli, tit. in oro su tass. e fregi ai ds., tagli spruzz., alcune testatine. In queste memorie il Duca di Noailles, Maresciallo di Francia e Ministro, riporta integralmente alcune annotazioni di Luigi XIV scritte durante il suo regno, oltre a m. documenti curiosi. Esemplare fresco con rare fior., qc. lieve abrasione alle leg. 643/22

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

      T. Becket & P. Elmsly Londres: T. Becket & P. Elmsly, 1777. 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.. 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.

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        The East Riding of Yorkshire from the Large English Atlas of 1750.

      LONDON. Robert Sayer Map & Print Seller,at No 53 Fleet Street, [1777]. Clearly engraved map ,very full of detail [obviously derived from Warburtons map]showing towns (Cities and Boroughs being shown in capitals and distinguished by asterisks)villages (with indications to show whether rectory of vicarage) religious houses charity schools,wapentakes, hills, parks and trees(depicting woods) market days, roads [with distances in measured and computed miles.Post stages, rivers and bridges with numerous descriptive notes.A View of Kingston upon Hull and an inset "Epitomised map of the E.R. of Yorkshire" the purpose of which is not clear." Whitaker pp68 Tooley pp 80.

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        The economy of beauty, in a series of fables:Êaddressed to the ladiesÊby Dr. Cosens, Minister of Teddington. 2 books in 1.

      London: J. Walter, 1777.. 4to. (11 x 9 inches). pp.viii + viii + 104. The Second Book: title + advertisement + vi + 114. 23 hors-texte engraved plates: frontis + 10 (one before each Fable in the first book) + 12 (one before each Fable in The Second Book). Plain paper-covered boards over grained cloth, gilt to spine. Boards rubbed and lightly marked. Late 20th century personal bookplate to front pastedown. Early owner's name and date (1793) in ink to flyleaf. Edges dusty. In the first book, a light stain affecting fore-edge margin of pp.28-40 and just-affecting margin of plate Fable V, though not touching image itself. Extrems slightly grubby. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding sound. A Very Good copy.

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        Anviisning til Feldt=Ingenieurkonsten tilligemed nogle Anmerkninger over adskillige Begivenheder og Tilfælde i Krigen, samlet og oversat af de beste Militairskrifter, især von Tielckes, Feldt=Ingenieur oplyst ved Exempler af lærerige Krigsbegivenheder og forklaret ved 38 Planer.

      Kbhvn., 1777. 8vo. Smukt samt.helldrbd. m. oph.bind på ryg, rygforgyldn.,helt guldsnit. På svært skrivepapir. XXIV,(4),656,(1) pp., 4 foldetabeller samt 38 kobberst.foldetavler. Pragteksemplar af dette arbejde, som er det første danske af sin art. Bibl.Danica II:338

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        The Reports . . . in English, in Thirteen Parts Complete; with References to all the Ancient and Modern Books of the Law . . . To Which are Now Added, The Respective Pleadings in English . . . By George Wilson, Serjeant at Law. Seven Volumes [complete]

      The last eighteenth century London edition of Coke's Reports and the first by a named editor, a work which (in John Baker's words) is "of excellent quality [and] perhaps the single most influential series of named reports" in English law. Later 3/4 sheep, lightly rubbed, the occasional notation, a very good clean set, once that of Vicary Gibbs, with his ownership signature in each volume. Printed for J. Rivington and Sons [and eight others], London, 1777.

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      Dessins topographiques et d'architecture, décors de théatre et compositions romantiques, exécutés 1777-1784. Malmö: John Kroon, 1935. First special edition printed in 63 numbered copies for named owner. 322 pp. 29,5x23 cm. Nice half leather (Herzog's, Stockholm) with top edges gilt and gilt decorated spine, front cover bound in. Illustrated with 224 black-and-white illustrations, and four mounted colour plates. With bookplate. French text

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        Representation du feu terrible a Nouvelle Yorck.

      Handcoloured engraving. Rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine St. Severin avec 2 Colonnes no. 257, Paris, c. 1777. 29,5 x 41 cm. A few closed tears, otherwise in good condition. In passepartout.. Scenenery with several buildings along street engulfed in flames during fire on September 19, 1776, citizens being beaten by Redcoats, and looting by African slaves. Includes brief text (five lines) in both German and French that list some of the institutions destroyed by the fire

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