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        The Gentleman and Lady's Museum;... (1777)

      No 10 Salisbury Court, Fleet St, London: W Adlard, 1777 Or Court, City, and Country Magazine of Literature and Entertainment. Bound in brown half leather with grubby boards, which have recently been relaid and the spine strengthened, 384, 96, 96 pp, 12 months bound into the one volume for 1777, each month has an attractive plate as a frontis except one, numerous interesting articles reflecting the events and interests in 1777, the format for each montH being, frontis, titlepage, followed by general articles of interest, poetry, foreign and domestic intelligence, some of the articles are on,The Trial of the Rev Dr Dodd, History of America, Julia Meadows or a beauty enabled by Virtue, Trial of John the Painter, Wilkes's speech on the Motion of Lord North & the Middlesex Election, On Employing the Female Convict, History of Portsmouth, Isle of Wight etc, Massacre of Glenco, State of the Prisons in England and Wales and much more, small tear at January, several small paper chips at corners. Followed by A PARLIAMENTARY Chronicle: or, Account of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons, upon the opening of the present Sessions, 96 pp (lacking all after), no title page but all the articles and letters are dated 1776. Followed by A NEW COMPLETE SYSTEM of Natural History: Containing Accurate Descriptions of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects etc, Vol 1 (only), Printed for William Adlard, 1777, 96 pp, (lacking all after) which contains articles on Lions, Elephants, Beaver, Camels, Horses, Birds etc with 14 plates. Followed by a double plate of Moro Castle in Havana, with 2 other UK views and 9 portraits. Fascinating insight into 1777! (OCLC 173715921 for the Gentleman and Lady's Museum) (I can find no listing for the Parliamentary Periodical -suspect its 1777 and ESTC, COPAC etc have no listing for the Complete System of Natural History 1777 )((Possibly a forerunner to Millar's New Complete and Universal Body or System of Natural History-1785?) A little uncommon!

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        The Pleasures of Solitude

      London: F. Vivares in great Newport Street, 1777. Colour-printed mixed method engraving. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Small tear in lower left corner, and another small tear on bottom margin. Image size: 10 9/16 x 8 1/4 inches. 12 3/16 x 9 3/16 inches. A lovely impression of this famous print by Louis-Marin Bonnet, one of the most celebrated masters of French colour-printing. The son of a Parisian stocking manufacturer, Louis-Marin Bonnet (1736-1793) trained with the engravers Louis-Claude LeGrand and Jean-Charles François, the latter the inventor of the chalk-manner technique of printmaking. Throughout his career Bonnet developed Francois's printing technique producing some of the most beautiful prints of the period. Bonnet's chalk-manner prints became immensely popular with collectors seeking images that imitated the subtle effects of drawing, but he also experimented with various forms of colour printing as seen in this charming print of a young lady playing the guitar. During the late 1770s and 1780s, Bonnet's success as a color printmaker was unrivaled and hence he counted among his patrons the wealthiest Parisian collectors of the time.This spectacular print exemplifies the single plate colour printing technique developed in England, but quickly adopted by French engravers. The effect is achieved by inking a single plate with several different colours by using a rag stump, this process is known as a la poupée. These English colour prints became very popular in Paris and threatened to affect the market for French prints.In an effort to capitalize on this vogue for English prints, a few clever French engravers printed their own colour prints with London addresses. This charming image is just such a print; Bonnet published it with F. Vivares's address in London, although it was probably published in Paris. He also uses a different variation on his name and lists himself as L. Marin instead of Louis-Marin Bonnet. This is not only an exquisite image, from one of the most renowned French engravers, but a fascinating glimpse at the practices of the print market in France. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes No. 386

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Stralsund, Struck 1777.. 1 Bl., 296 S., 1 Bl. HPrgt. d. Zt. Folio. 33 x 20 cm.

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        Namnkunniga svenska herrars och fruars skåde-penningar afritade och i koppar stuckne; med bifogade lefvernes-beskrifningar utgifne af Carl Reinhold Berch.

      1-3 flocken. Stockholm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777-81. 4:o. (4),+ 320 s.+ 10 grav. planscher; 218 s.+ 10 grav. planscher. Lagerfläckar och enstaka småfläckar, fläck i marginalen i tredje flocken s. 92-99 och ett litet brännhål s. 189-190. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med röd resp. grön titel- och deltiteletikett. J. S. Risbergs namnteckning på första titelbladet och J. Carlmarks på försättsbladet. Det sistnämnda med liten hål i nederkant. Warmholtz 9301 (1-2 flocken). Setterwall 5041. Tredje flocken utgavs postumt av Gudmund Jöran Adlerbeth, trots att Warmholtz misströstade om att få se den utgiven. Även en fjärde flock planerades och 16 planscher till den graverades, men den blev aldrig utgiven

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        NAMNKUNNIGA SVENSKA HERRARS OCH FRUERS SKÅDE-PENNINGAR AFRITADE OCH I KOPPAR STUCKNE MED BIFOGADE LEFVERNES-BESKRIFNINGAR: FÖRSTE OCH ANDRE FLOCKEN.

      På Kongl. Antiq. Archivi Förlag, Stockholm, Trykte hos Johan Georg Lange, 1777. 4:o, (4) + 320s med 9 Tabeller med medaljavbildningar på 10 kopparstuckna planscher (alla). Samtida nött helskinnband på fem bind, förgylld röd skinnryggtitel, slösande förgylld ryggornering, rödfärgade snitt; skinnskodda pärmhörn (senare renovering), ryggen med lätta veck, mindre defekt i övre kapitälet, maskhålsdefekt i nedre dito, lätt skinnkrackelering på pärmarna, titelbladet med bläcköverstrukna ägarnamnteckningar (bl a 1826), inlagan delvis med huvudsakligen mycket lätta lagerfläckar, i planscherna nästan uteslutande i marginalerna, två mycket små inre revor (s 183/184 och 227/228) utan textförlust.. Den sällsynta TREDJE FLOCKEN redigerad av G J Adlerbeth (1781) saknas här

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        Namnkunniga svenska herrars och fruers skåde-penningar afritade och i koppar stuckne; med bifogade lefvernes-beskrifningar utgifne.

      I-III. Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1777-81. 4:o. (4),320 s. & 10 grav. plr + 218 s. & 10 grav. plr. Trevligt alrotsmarmorerat hfrbd från början av 1800-talet med guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och gula snitt. Ryggskinnet med ett litet skrapmärke i ett av fälten. Bakre pärmen med ett par tvärsgående fuktränder. Inlagan ställvis ngt lagerfläckig, i synnerhet de 40 första sidorna i första flocken. Tråkig fuktfläck i övre hörnet på s. 46-53, en mindre solkfläck i nedre marginalen på s. 180, en liten fuktfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 317-18 och en lagad reva i nedre marginalen på s. 319 i del I. Planscherna med några enstaka fläckar. Bra ex. från Östanå.. Hesse Svensk numismatisk bibliografi 535-37. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 5041. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 9301 för de två första flockarna. Tredje flocken utgavs av G. J. Adlerbeth. En planerad fjärde flock utkom aldrig, trots att 16 planscher redan graverats

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

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

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

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

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        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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        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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        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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        The Works of Flavius Josephus. Containing, I. The Life of Josephus as written by Himself; II. The Antiquities of the Jewish People, with a defence of those Antiquities, in Answer to Apion; III. The History of the Martyrdom of the Maccabees, and the Wars of the Jews with the Neighbouring Nations till the final Destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman Power; IV. Account of Philo's Ambassy from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Caligula

      Fielding and Walker London Fielding and Walker 1777 First edition in this translation g Quarto. [4], IV, 5-719, [1], [4], 644, [28]pp (Index). Original half calf over marbled paper covered boards with gold lettering on spines. Engraved frontispiece in each volume. illustrated with 70 fine engravings, including frontispieces, and 8 maps (of which 2 are folding). Remarkable edition of the works of Josephus, providing crucial information about the First Jewish-Roman War and an important literary source material for understanding the context of the Dead Sea Scrolls and late Temple Judaism. The Jewish War recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66?. Antiquities of the Jews recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into 1st century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity. Heavy rubbing on bindings. Head and tail of spines partly chipped. Front board of each volume partly detached, but still holding. Binding in overall poor to fair, interior in very good condition.

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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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