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        Namnkunniga svenska herrars och fruers skåde-penningar afritade och i koppar stuckne;

      Med bifogade lefvernes-beskrifningar utgifne af Carl Reinhold Berch. Förste och Andre flocken. På Kongl. Antiq. Archivi Förlag. Stockholm: Johan Georg Lange, 1777. Tredje flocken. På Kongl. Antiquitets-Archivi Förlag. Stockholm: Johan Georg Lange, 1781. (4),320 s. + 10 graverade planscher. 218 s. + 10 graverade planscher. Samtida halvskinnband. Rygg med fem upphöjda bind. Något lagerfläckat biblioteksex med hårt nötta pärmar och gammal numrering på planscherna, låneficka och stämplar samt hyllsignum vid ryggens fot. Rikligt med äldre anteckningar på försättsblad. Komplett, bredrandigt ex. Från Borås stadsbibliotek och sedan enl. insatt etikett genom byte till Dagsnäsbiblioteket. 25,5 x 21 cm

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        Namnkunniga svenska herrars och fruers skåde-penningar afritade och i koppar stuckne; med bifogade lefvernes-beskrifningar utgifne af Carl Reinhold Berch, Cancellie-Råd och Riddare af Kongl. Nordst. Orden. Förste och andre flocken.

      Stockholm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777. (4) + 320 + 9 planschsidor varav plansch 5 och 6 lösa. Halvfranskt band av 1900-talstyp med marmorerade pärmar. En del 2 (Tredje flocken) utkom 1781

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        The Province of New Jersey, Divided into East and West, commonly called the Jerseys

      London: Wm. Faden, December 1st, 1777. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, on two joined sheets, in very good condition. The first state of one of the finest and most celebrated maps of New Jersey, made during the Revolutionary War This elegant composition depicts New Jersey in finely engraved detail at a large scale of 7 miles to an inch. The map was the grandest representation of the state made up to that time, taking in the entire breadth of the state, as well as the Hudson Valley, most of Long Island, eastern Pennsylvania and all of Delaware Bay. It captures the state's rich topography, including the Jersey Highlands and the Palisades in the north and the broad Pine Barrens and coastal marshes in the south. The county divisions, major roads and towns are all carefully depicted, indicating that New Jersey was, by the standards of the time, heavily populated, having over 120,000 inhabitants. Faden based his rendering of the state largely on the manuscript works of Bernard Ratzer, a British military surveyor most famous for his map of New York City. Ratzer's rendezvous with New Jersey cartography stemmed from the resolution of the bitter boundary dispute between that state and New York that had raged for over a century. In 1764, George III charged Samuel Holland and William De Brahm with settling the boundary, and their demarcation was finally surveyed by Ratzer in 1769. Ratzer's line is noted on the map as "The boundary settled by commissioners in 1769". Two of Ratzer's New Jersey manuscripts, one dealing with the boundary question, and another featuring Monmouth and Ocean Counties are today preserved in the Faden Collection at the Library of Congress. Faden supplemented Ratzer's work with surveys of the northern part of the state made by Gerard Bancker. Curiously, it seems that Bancker's work found its way to Faden, by way of John Murray, the Earl of Dunmore, the former governor of Virginia, who was given a draft by Bancker when he stopped in at New York on his way back to London.An interesting feature present on the map are the two lines bisecting the state, being the boundary lines between the archaic colonies of East and West Jersey. In 1664, Charles II granted the New Jersey charter jointly to Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. Berkeley sold his share to John Fenwick, a Quaker who, in turn, passed it on to a consortium that included William Penn. The king elected to renew only Carteret's charter to the colony, and from 1676 the already small province was split into two awkward colonies. One of the lines present on this map is "Keith's Line" referring to the 1687 demarcation of the boundary by surveyor George Keith. While the two colonies were reunited under a royal governor in 1702, certain private land ownership questions predicated on the partition necessitated that an internal line of division persist, which was re- demarcated as the "Lawrence Line" in 1743.The map is embellished with a very fine cartouche, formed by trees framing a bucolic scene inhabited by farm houses and raccoons. The lower left of the map is adorned with a table of astrological observations. This copy is an excellent example of this important map, featuring a strong impression and good margins. In a careful original hand, New Jersey, and its internal boundaries have been outlined in pink, while surrounding jurisdictions are outlined in a yellow- green hue. Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution, p.39; Degrees of Latitude, 47; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America, p.193; Snyder, The Mapping of New Jersey, pp.57-59

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        Province de New York en 4. Feuilles

      Paris, 1777. unbound. very good. Map in 4 sheets. Engraving with original hand outline. Top left image measures 27 7/8", sheet measures 31.25" x 22.5"; top right image measures 27.75" x 15.25", sheet measures 31.75" x 22 5/8"; bottom right image measures 27 3/8" x 15.25, sheet measures 32" x 15.25; bottom left image measures 27.5" x 20.75, sheet measures 31.75" x 22 7/8". Fantastic large scale map of New York with parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New England, from the Revolutionary War era. Beautifully rendered geographic features include mountainous regions, forests, rivers and lakes. Includes insets of the Connecticut River and the White Hills and Lake Champlain. Philadelphia is shown, but outside of the border (lower left). Based upon the map by John Montresor of 1775, this map was published in "Amerique Septentrionale avec les routes, distance en miles...". Minor scattered foxing, wear and a few tears along edges. Full original margins.

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        A Topographical Map of the North Part of New York Island, Exhibiting the Plan of Fort Washington, now Fort Knyphausen, with the Rebels Lines to the Southward, which were Forced by the Troops under the Command of the Rt. Honble. Earl Percy, on the 16th Novr 1776, and Survey'd immediately after by Claude Joseph Sauthier. To which is added the Attack made to the Northd. By the Hessians. Survey'd by Order of Lieut. Genl. Knyphausen

      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 colour. Some light old surface soiling. Sheet size: 22 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches. 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, General Washington evacuated Manhattan, except for Fort Washington at the northern tip of the island. The British under General 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 General 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, Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 116; Wallis, The American War of Independence, 116.

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        Kongeriget Danmarks chorographiske Beskrivelse.

      Trykt i Johan Rudolph Thieles Bogtrykkeri 1777. Med kobberstukket titelvignet. (24) + 976 s. Et helt usædvanligt rent eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt helskindsbind af flammet kalv med 5 bindforhøjninger og farvet titelfelt.. Særudgaven af femte bind, med særskilt titelblad, af Jonges (1727-89) "Geographie eller Jordbeskrivelse", som han udgav under Ludvig Holbergs navn. Dækker også Sønderjylland med bl. a. Åbenrå, Tønder Husum, Helgoland, Slesvig, Eiderstedt og øen Sylt. Bibl. Dan. II,600. Ehr.-M. X, 247

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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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        Elemens de Chymie theorique et pratique, rediges dans un nouvel ordre, d'apres les decouvertes modernes, pour servir aux Cours publics de l'Academie de Dijon

      Dijon: Chez L. N. Frantin, 1777. First Edition. Hard Cover. Vol 1: [6],viii,394 pages. Vol II: [4], xxviii, 382 pages. Vol III: [4], x, 448, [4] pages. Vol 1 is in a period binding but rough with staining and loose. It also lacks the 2 plates. We have supplied a second copy of Vol 1 with the 2 plates in a later binding as a supplement. Volume II is sound and in a period binding. Vol III has one page (251) which was an end-sheet in the binding process - the margins are lacking, but the text is complete. Volume III is also rebacked in a period style retaining the original boards with portions of the original spine laid down. A hard set to put together, and rarely found complete and matched. 'A famous textbook by Guyton de Morveau and his colleagues, written to accompany the course of chemistry they gave under the auspices of the Academy of Dijon. Guyton planned the course and gave most of the lectures with the assistance of Dr. Maret (1726-1786) on materia medica and Dr Durande (d1794) on the chemistry of vegetable substances. 'The work was hailed throughout Europe as an important milestone and de Morveau became famous almost overnight. The treatise is important and interesting, for we can see that de Morveau already had the main lines fixed in his mind of those ideas which were later to appear in his Nomenclature chimique, which was first published by him in the Journal de Physique (1782), and finally adopted by Lavoisier, Fourcroy and Bethrollet in 1787' (Duveen)' (Neville I, p568). Good.

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        THE COUNTRY TWENTY FIVE MILES ROUND NEW YORK, DRAWN BY A GENTLEMAN FROM THAT CITY

      London: R. Sayer & J. Bennett, Jan. 1st, 1777.. Copper-engraved map by J. Barber, with original outline color, on laid paper watermarked "LVG." Sheet size: 24 5/8 x 19 1/2 inches. An extremely rare map, a broadside that captures the dramatic events that were unfolding in the New York theatre of the Revolutionary War. This exceptionally rare map is a highly important historical document of Britain's New York campaign, conducted in 1776, the first full year of the Revolutionary War. It was printed as a broadside to inform the British public about the exciting news from across the Atlantic. The survival rate of broadsides is extremely low, and this example is exceptional in that it has survived in remarkably excellent condition. This work would have been one of the most effective communication tools of the time, as it pictorially represented the geography of the theatre of events, and explained the principal aspects of the conflict in a clear and concise manner. The present example is the third of four issues of this map, and as it deals with a story in progress, each new edition was updated from the former. The finely engraved map is centered on the city of New York, located on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. A series of concentric circles, each at five mile intervals, radiate from this epicenter. The map embraces the area as far north as the Tappan Zee, as far south as the Shrewsbury River in Monmouth County, New Jersey, as far west as Parsippany, New Jersey, and as far east as Hampstead, Long Island. Outlined beautifully in original color, the map features all major towns, country churches and battle sites, indicated with pictorial symbols, and delineates all of the important roads. In essence, the map encompasses the entire theater of the New York campaign, featuring all of the geographical information an informed reader would need to know in order to place war news in its proper context. Beneath the map is the "Chronological Table of the Most Interesting Occurrences since the Commencement of Hostilities in North America," which begins with the mention of what would later be known as the Boston Tea Party on December 16th, 1773. It proceeds to recount the early events of the war itself, most notably the Battle of Bunker Hill outside of Boston (June 17th, 1775) and the British evacuation of that city after a year- long siege on March 7th, 1776. The list of events is expressed in a professional manner, referring to the British respectfully as "His Majesty's" forces and the Americans as the "Provincials." While reading through the events up into the summer of 1776 it would seem that providence was not on the British side, a point underscored by the notation on July 4th, 1776 which reads "continental congress declares the United States of America Independent." This impression is accurate, as the British had been effectively driven out of the Thirteen Colonies. If "His Majesty's" forces wished to take war to the Americans, they would have to act with great speed and force. As one follows the events from mid-July as it turned into August, one notices that such a reprise was in the works. A massive force of eighty-eight ships and 34,000 troops congregated on and around Staten Island under the overall command of General Sir William Howe. As noted on the map itself, the British landed at Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn on August 22nd, and the note on the 27th that reads "the Provincials defeated" could not have been a greater understatement. This refers to the Battle of Long Island, the largest altercation of the entire war, in which the British decisively defeated the Americans, forcing them to abandon the island for Manhattan. The note after September 11th, which mentions the "conference" between the British command and a "Deputation" of Americans, refers to a meeting in which an American embassy under Benjamin Franklin rejected British terms for ending hostilities following the American defeat in Brooklyn. This set the stage for the successful British invasion of Manhattan. While that island was not fully secured by the British until November 1776, it became the principal British base, remaining in their possession for the duration of the war. In addition to the fascinating chronological table, the text section provides a great deal of fascinating and historically important information. There is the "Alphabetical Table of the Principal Towns in North America and their Distance from New York," and a table listing the population statistics of the various American colonies, which notes that New York province then had an estimated 250,000 inhabitants. The right-hand column features information regarding the command structure, troop-strength, and the general disbursement of both the British and American forces, which placed information that would have frequently appeared in the newspapers in a coherent and orderly context. Hawkes, who took over the business of the esteemed cartographer, Thomas Kitchin, likely intended this work to be purchased by members of the country's wealthy merchant class whose financial concerns were greatly mitigated by the conflict. This point is supported by its issue price of "One Shilling," a considerable sum at the time for a single printed sheet. This fine work is not only an attractive and scarce cartographic object, but an extremely important document relating to the history of the Revolutionary War and the development of the media and war reporting in the 18th century. GUTHORN, BRITISH MAPS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 146/1. SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS & CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA & WEST INDIES 1096. Steven & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 43(c), in Tooley, THE MAPPING OF AMERICA.

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        Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, The;

      1777. Scarce RobinsonadeOnly Five Institutional Copies No Auction Records[DEFOE, Daniel]. The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner; Who Lived Eight and Twenty years in an uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, lying near the Mouth of the great River of Oroonoque: Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men were drowned but himself: As also a Relation how he was wonderfully delivered by Pyrates. The whole Three Volumes faithfully abridged. The Seventh Edition. London: Printed for S. Crowder, in Pater-noster-Row; J. Sewell, in Cornhill; W. Johnston, in Ludgate-Street; and B. Law, in Avemary-Lane, 1777. Seventh edition. Large twelvemo in sixes (6 9/16 x 3 3/4 in; 166 x 95 mm). 336 pp ( 2, B3-B6, B-P6, P-Z6, Aa-Dd6 (second gathering P mis-signed). Contemporary full sheep. Covers with decorative blind-tooled borders. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked to style. Spine with with red morocco gilt lettering label. Otherwise a completely untouched, internally clean copy with just some minor marginal wear to one small area on the fore edge of the last few leaves. An excellent copy of a scarce edition of this immortal classic.Rare abridged edition of the classic, with only five institutional copies worldwide and no auction records within the last thirty-five years. To all appearances, a later edition of the Midwinter abridgment of 1722 (sharing the exact wording of the title but lacking the woodcuts and separate title pages, etc), itself a spurious edition, executed not by Defoe but by Thomas Gent, printer in York, who wrote of meeting Midwinter (to whom he had been apprenticed) as the two were being released from jail: "'What, sir,' said I 'have they made me appear greater than you, by placing me first in the warrant for our apprehension? me, who am but your servant, and, you know, has wrote nothing for you this long time, except an abridgment of three volumes of Crusoe into one?'" (As quoted in Hutchins, Robinson Crusoe and Its Printing)."These abridgments are none the less important bibliographically. They form, in themselves, a separate series of printings of Robinson Crusoe. That copies are scarce is not to be denied. Some of those noted I have never seen, and only two copies of the 1722 edition are known. If the book collector of average means wants interesting compact little volumes…let him begin seeking these abridgments…" (Hutchins, p. 139-40).To connect this edition to Midwinter's, we follow the publisher-partners: the name Midwinter appears first in the 1722 edition, followed by A. Bettsworth; for the fourth edition, Midwinter disappears and the name C. Hitch appears after A. Bettsworth; in the grossly abridged version (154 pp.) of 1762, C. Hitch appears as the lead publisher-partner with S. Crowder as the third; in this 1777 edition, all of the original partners are gone, and S. Crowder is now the primary publisher-partner.ESTC T72314.

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        THE PROVINCE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVIDED INTO EAST AND WEST, COMMONLY CALLED THE JERSEYS

      London: Wm. Faden, Dec. 1, 1777.. Copper-engraved map. Sheet size: 32 x 24 inches. In good condition. The first state of one of the finest and most celebrated maps of New Jersey, made during the Revolutionary War. This elegant composition depicts New Jersey in finely engraved detail at a large scale of seven miles to an inch. The map was the grandest representation of the state made up to that time, taking in the entire breadth of the state, as well as the Hudson Valley, most of Long Island, eastern Pennsylvania, and all of Delaware Bay. It captures the state's rich topography, including the Jersey Highlands and the Palisades in the north and the broad Pine Barrens and coastal marshes in the south. The county divisions, major roads and towns are all carefully depicted, indicating that New Jersey was, by the standards of the time, heavily populated, having over 120,000 inhabitants. Faden based his rendering of the state largely on the manuscript works of Bernard Ratzer, a British military surveyor most famous for his map of New York City. Ratzer's rendezvous with New Jersey cartography stemmed from the resolution of the bitter boundary dispute between that state and New York that had raged for over a century. In 1764, George III charged Samuel Holland and William De Brahm with settling the boundary, and their demarcation was finally surveyed by Ratzer in 1769. Ratzer's line is noted on the map as "The boundary settled by commissioners in 1769." Two of Ratzer's New Jersey manuscripts, one dealing with the boundary question, and another featuring Monmouth and Ocean Counties, are today preserved in the Faden Collection at the Library of Congress. Faden supplemented Ratzer's work with surveys of the northern part of the state made by Gerard Bancker. Curiously, it seems that Bancker's work found its way to Faden, by way of John Murray, the Earl of Dunmore, the former governor of Virginia, who was given a draft by Bancker when he stopped in at New York on his way back to London. An interesting feature present on the map are the two lines bisecting the state, being the boundary lines between the archaic colonies of East and West Jersey. In 1664, Charles II granted the New Jersey charter jointly to Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. Berkeley sold his share to John Fenwick, a Quaker who, in turn, passed it on to a consortium that included William Penn. The King elected to renew only Carteret's charter to the colony, and from 1676 the already small province was split into two awkward colonies. One of the lines present on this map is "Keith's Line" referring to the 1687 demarcation of the boundary by surveyor George Keith. While the two colonies were reunited under a royal governor in 1702, certain private land ownership questions predicated on the partition necessitated that an internal line of division persist, which was redemarcated as the "Lawrence Line" in 1743. The map is embellished with a very fine cartouche, formed by trees framing a bucolic scene inhabited by farm houses and raccoons. The lower left of the map is adorned with a table of astrological observations. This copy is an excellent example of this important map, featuring a strong impression and good margins. GUTHORN, BRITISH MAPS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, p.39. DEGREES OF LATITUDE 47 (state 1). SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, p.193. SNYDER, THE MAPPING OF NEW JERSEY, pp.57-59. BMC MAPS 10:251. STEVENS & TREE 37a.

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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers

      o.O. 1777.. Tome premier (de deux). gr.-8°. gest. Titel (v. Vidal), Titel mit gest. Vign., XIV, VII, 200, 8 (v. 13) S. Mit gest. Portr. (nach Rigaud u. Ficquet gest. v. Macret), 38 (v. 39: Le Baiser rendu fehlt) Taf. in Kupferst. sowie mehreren Vignetten. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpr. u. vergold. Fileten. Bl. 7/8 sowie 6. Taf. mit kl. Randeinrissen Stellenw. fleckig. Die letzten 5 Ss. fehlen. Cohen/Ricci 571 f.; Sander 1040 - Mit beigebundenem Vorwort zum 2. Bd. / Avec le préface du 2e. vol. Die Kupfer von Charles Eisen.

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        Le philosophe anglois, ou histoire de Monsieur Cleveland, fils naturel de Cromwel, Ecrite par lui-même & traduite de l'anglois

      A Londres: Chez Paul Vailant, 1777. relié. 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 12 (9,5x16,5cm). nouvelle édition, illustrée de 12 figures de Desrais. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Les volumes sont successivement parus en 1731, 1732 ,1734 et 1739 et l'intégralité du roman paraîtra pour la première fois en 1741. Plein Veau d'époque marbré. Dos lisse orné. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Tranches marbrées. Coiffes du tome I et V élimées. Bon exemplaire néanmoins. C'est en Angleterre que l'abbé Prévost (un des plus grands romancier du XVIIIe et des plus fécons) rédige les épisodes anglais et l'utopie de Cleveland qui fait partie de ses premières oeuvres : dans ce récit de voyage, le héros, « fils naturel de Cromwell », est en quête de certitudes philosophiques et de quiétude affective. Il explore à cette fin les limites et les possibles de l'amour, de la vie sauvage, du dogmatisme protestant, au fil d'épreuves riches. L'utopie américaine de Cleveland d'un nouveau monde meurt, car il n'y a pas de monde racheté, fondé sur la morale naturelle, qui puisse résister au mal. C'est ainsi que, comme la plupart des oeuvres de Prévost, Cleveland nait d'une tension entre la société et les aspirations individuelles. - Chez Paul Vailant, A Londres _1777, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 12 (9,5x16,5cm), (4) xxiv, 429pp. et (4) 439pp. et (4) 424pp. et (4) 366pp. et (4) 360pp. et (4) 372pp., 6 Vol. reliés. - 6 Vol. reliés

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        Melle." Gesamtansicht mit den Kirchen St. Petri und St. Matthäus vom Meller Berg aus

      Kupferstich von Christian Ludolph Reinhold 1777. 23x33.5 cm. - Israel / Borchers 200 - Flaskamp, Reinhold 5 b - Biogr. Hb. Os. S. 238f. - Dekorative und frühe Ansicht, Exemplar der Zweitausgabe mit 3 großen Staffagebäumen im Vordergrund. Unter der Darstellung vierzeilige Widmung an den zu der Zeit 14jährigen englischen Prinzen Friedrich von York, der erwählter Fürstbischof von Osnabrück war, in der Mitte unten das englische Königswappen mit dem Osnabrücker Wappen, dem sechsspeichigen Rad, als Herzschild. Kurzer Einriss in der Widmung restauriert.Christian Ludolph Reinhold (1739 Wunstorf - 1791 Versmold) Mathematiker, Zeichner, Vermesser und Schriftsteller. Er "gehört in die vorderste Reihe der Osnabrücker Aufklärer". Seit 1763 in Osnabrück als Privatlehrer für Mathematik und Kunst tätig, von 1765 bis 1790 unterrichtete er am Ratsgymnasium Mathematik und Physik.

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        De la philosophie de la nature ou traité de morale pour le genre humain tiré de la philosophie et fondé sur la nature. Troisième édition et la seule conforme au manuscrit original

      A Londres, et se trouve dans la plupart des capitales de l'Europe: S.n., 1777. relié. 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm). Nouvelle et meilleure édition augmentée (en partie originale), illustrée d'un frontispice, de 12 figures non signées, et de 6 vignettes de titre (les pages de titre sont entièrement gravées). Belle impression. L'édition originale de 1770 n'était qu'en 3 Volumes in 12. Plein Veau écaille d'époque. Dos lisse orné avec fleurons et multiples roulettes. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches cailloutées bleues. Légères épidermures sur les plats. Quelques trous de ver aux mors, et un travail de ver en marge du tome I sur les 20 premiers feuillets. Malgré ces menus défauts, bel exemplaire, bien relié et bien frais. Livre protéiforme consacré à l'étude de l'homme, mêlant adroitement et dans une lecture toujours plaisante des récits, des dialogues et des pièces de théâtre (on y trouve même citées in extenso des lettres des 'Lettre Persanes'), de l'histoire ; l'ouvrage a un but inavoué encyclopédique sur la nature de l'homme. Si le premier volume est consacré stricto sensu à la philosophie de la nature dans l'histoire, les volumes suivants s'en éloignent vite pour se consacrer entièrement à l'étude de l'homme (morale, religion, politique). On trouvera le volume IV particulièrement intéressant, son objet étant l'étude des monstres de la nature (homme des bois, homme poisson, eunuques...) ; ses sources bibliographiques sont précieuses. Ce sont les deux derniers volumes étudiant le rapport de l'homme à la religion qui firent aussitôt condamner le livre au feu et bannir son auteur à perpétuité avec confiscation de ses biens. Ce dernier ne se contente pas de la seule religion chrétienne, mais de la plupart des cultes connus alors, de ceux des Anciens et de ceux actuels. En fin de l'œuvre, une réflexion politique très sévère sur la religion. On a traité l'auteur de "singe de Diderot". Au sens où il emprunte les mêmes formes pour atteindre son but, sans doute, mais c'est là un lot commun chez les philosophes du XVIIIe. L'œuvre est profondément originale, multiple, et si elle est critiquable, c'est dans ses qualités mêmes. 'De la philosophie de la nature' est à redécouvrir et à réhabiliter. - S.n., A Londres, et se trouve dans la plupart des capitales de l'Europe _1777, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) xlv (3) 366pp. et (2) 456pp. et (2) 414pp. et (2 406pp. et (2) 452pp. et (2) 490pp., 6 Vol. reliés. - 6 Vol. reliés

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        Itinerario istruttivo diviso in otto giornate per ritovare con facilità tutte le antiche, e moderne magnificenze di Roma. Cioè tutte le opere di pittura, scultura, e architettura...

      Terza edizione. Roma, Nella stamperia di Arcangelo Casaletti, 1777. (6) + 584 s. Kobberstukket tittelvignett. 14 kobberstukne helsides plansjer. 2 foldede kobberstukne kart. Rikt illustrert med kobberstukne vignetter i teksten. Samt. helpergamentbd. Ryggen slitt ved øvre og nedre kapitél. Forsatsbl. mangler. Navn på tittelbl. Litt brunplettet

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        Elucidations Respecting The Common and Statute Law of Scotland

      First edition of the last major legal work of Lord Kames, leading figure of the Scots Enlightenment and influential upon David Hume, James Boswell, and Adam Smith, seeking "to advocate rational principle in opposition to practice"; with the halftitle. Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly rubbed, else a very good, even pretty copy. Printed for William Creech; and sold . . . by T. Cadell, London, 1777.

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        Two Chimney-pieces in the Great Withdrawing-room and the Countess of Derby's Dressing-room

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

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        Le droit des gens, ou principes de la lois naturelle, appliqués a la conduite des affaires des nations et des souverains.

      Neuchatel, L´imprimerie de la Société Typographique, 1777. Nouvelle édition. Two parts bound in one volume, (2) + XX + 300 + (4) + 230 + (1) p. Contemporary half leather. 25 X 20 cm. Bookplate on the inside of the front cover (Säftstaholms bibliothek). Owner´s signature (Stig Strömholm). Interior very clean. Spine partly discoulered

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Baumgartner 1

      First edition of Howard's masterwork, bringing to the public's attention as no-one before had ever done the horrific conditions in England's prisons, and so undergirding the major reforms of criminal law and its punishments then just commencing. Early cloth, gilt, a bit dusty, but a very good untrimmed copy. Printed by William Eyres, and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington, 1777.

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        Spirito delle leggi del signore di montesquieu con le note dell'antonio genovesi. napoli domenico terres negoziante di libri [1777]

      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. Ottime condizioni

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        Tracts on Practical Agriculture and Gardening. In which the advantage of imitating the garden culture in the field, is fully proved, by a seven years course of experiments. Particularly addressed to the gentlemen farmers in Great Britain. With observations made in a late tour through part of France, Flanders, and Holland. Also, several useful improvements in stoves and green-houses. To which is added, a complete chronological catalogue of English authors on agriculture, gardening, &c. By a country gentleman. London: Printed for S. Hooper, 1769. First edition, [8], [iii]-xxiii, [1], 277, [3], 70, [2]; [20], one engraved plate. [Bound with: KENNEDY (John) A Treatise on Planting, Pruning, and on the Management of Fruit Trees...

      London: Printed for S. Hooper, 1777.. First edition, 88pp. 2 works in one, contemporary speckled calf, flat spine richly tooled in gilt with red morocco label, joints starting but a very nice copy.Both works are scarce. Weston's Tracts includes A catalogue of English authors, who have wrote on husbandry, gardening, botany, and subjects relative thereto, which has separate pagination and a 20pp. Alphabetical catalogue of authors, with its own pagination and register, both of which list numerous books on husbandry, gardening, bees and related subjects. The main body of the work has much on fruit, wines, ciders and fattening of poultry. Kennedy was gardener to Sir Thomas Gascoigne, Bt. Fussell II, p. 85-89; Henry 1435; Perkins 1893 (second edition); Aslin, p. 138: Fussell II, p. 145; Henry 892; Perkins 920 (Dublin edition); Not in Aslin.

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        Torfæana.

      Sive Thormodi Torfæi notæ posteriores in seriam regum Daniæ, epistolæ latinæ, & index in seriam regum Daniæ. Ex manuscritptis legati Magnæani. Köpenhamn, A. H. Godiche, 1777. 4:o. Grav. porträtt,+ XXVI,+ 183,+ (blank),+ (49) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell (paginerad 184). Häftad, oskuren och ouppsprättad i samtida gråpappersomslag. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Bibl. danica III, sp. 32. Fiske 606. Warmholtz 2601 not. Förord av P. F. Suhm. Detta är en senare komplettering till Torfaeus "Series dynastorum et regum Daniæ ..." från 1702. Detta verk trycktes om 1705 med en ny titel: "Universa septentrionis antiqvitates". Enligt Warmholtz ett oumbärligt arbete för utredande av Nordens äldsta historia. Till 1705-års upplaga utlovades en komplettering, vilket dock först här 1777 utgavs av Hannes Finnasson och Jón Jónsson. I P. F. Suhms förord återfinns en redogörelse över verket av Jón Eiriksson. Thormod Torfaeus (1636-1719) var isländsk historiker, och från 1682 historiograf över kungariket Norge. Han föddes utanför Reykjavik och kunde i sin forskning bygga mycket på isländska källor. Hans stora huvudverk var en historia över Norge, "Historia rerum Norvegicarum", som utkom 1711

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        Rationis medendi, in nosocomio practico Vindobenensis.

      Mit gestochenem Porträt in Band 1 und jeweils gestochenem Titel. Pappbände der Zeit mit Kleisterpapierbezügen und rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. 7 Bände. Blake 435. - Lesky 636. - Hirsch-H. V, 442. - Erste Ausgabe des Hauptwerkes des Begründers der sogenannten älteren Wiener Schule. Stoll (1742-1788) war Schüler von de Haen und Arzt am Dreifaltigkeitshospital. Die Sammlung wurde mehrmals aufgelegt. - Durchgehend mässig stockfleckig. Einbandrücken fleckig.

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        Wendisch-Rügianischer Landgebrauch. Aus verschiedenen Handschriften berichtiget und herausgegeben von Thomas Heinrich Gadebusch.

      1 Bl., 296 S., 1 Bl. HPrgt. d. Zt. Folio. 33 x 20 cm. Nieders. LB, Verz. Schrifttum über Pommern 116 (hat nur Ausg. 1896). - Erste gedruckte Ausgabe. Von dem rügischen Notar Normann zwischen 1521 u. 1531 verfasst, nur in Abschriften verbreitet und hier erstmals gedruckt. Bedeutend wegen der zahlreich deutschen Rechtsgewohnheiten, die sich hier gegenüber dem vordringenden römischen Recht durchsetzen konnten (vgl. Pyl in ADB). - Gutes Exemplar.

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        La vie et les opinions de Tristram Shandy, traduites de l'anglois de Stern.

      I-IV. Neuchatel, l'imprim. de la Société typographique, 1777 respektive "Yorck" (=Paris), 1785. 12:o. (4),XXIV,286,(2 blanka) + (4),352 + IV,280 + (2),286 s. Två vackra men inte helt uniforma samtida lätt nötta hfrbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar, röda titel- och gröna deltiteletiketter i marokäng. Röda snitt. Ett litet maskhål i ryggskinnet på den första volymen och en liten repa på ryggen på den andra. Någon enstaka småfläck. Gamla välgjorda lagningar i marginalen på s. 37-40 i del I och 27-28 i del II. Del II delvis med en liten bruntonad fläck i nedre marginalen. Från Ericsberg.. Rochedieu Bibliography of French translations s. 316-17. Voogd A bibliography of Sterne in French s. 103 respektive 105. De första två delarna är översatta av Frénais, de senare två av Charles F. De Bonnay. "The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy" utkom 1759-67 i åtta delar och den första franska delöversättningen trycktes redan 1760. Frénais var först med en fransk översättning i två band av originalets första fyra delar och den trycktes 1776, varpå följde detta omtryck. Dessa kompletterades först 1785 av De Bonnays översättning i två band av originalets del V-VIII. Samma år utkom ytterligare en översättning av del V-VIII av De la Beaume. Denna anses vara bättre än De Bonnays, men det var Frénais och De la Beaumes bägge översättningar som kom att bli standardutgåvan av "Tristram Shandy" på franska under de följande 50 åren

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        Kongerigerne Danmarks og Norges samt Hertugdømmene Slesvigs og Holsteens Historie indtil vore Tider. Første og andet (og sidste) Bind af Kongeriget Norge.

      Odense, Chr. Iversens Forlag, 1777-78. Bind I: (6) + (18) + (4) + CXVI + 184 sider + udfold kort + samt 2 udfold. sider. Bind II: LVI + 122 sider + (30). Indbunden i samtidig hellæder med smuk gulddek. ryg og rødt helsnit.. Bind I med frontespiece og kobbertrykt titelblad (samisk motiv). Bind II med 2 kobbertrykte titelvignetter (Frederikshalds belejring + samisk motiv). Oversat til dansk af Joh. Ernst Heilmann. Udgået af Det Kgl. Garnisonsbibliotek. Med gl. stempler på inderside af bind samt fri- og titelblade. Et meget velholdt og yderst sundt ex.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Bruder auf den caraibischen Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan.

      Barby, Switzerland, 1777. Two vols. bound in one. [16], 444, [4], [4], 447-1068, [46] pp plus 3 folding maps, four folding plates and folding table. Fine in old calf. Describes the establishment of the first Moravian Mission in the Danish West Indies with much on social conditions of the time, slavery and piracy. The first printed history of these islands with fine maps of each island and good engraved plates. Sabin 57152.

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