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        A MILITARY COURSE FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND CONDUCT OF A BATTALION, designed for their Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with Useful Observations and Instructions for their Manner of Attack and Defence.

      London Printed for the author; and sold by Almon Piccadilly; Hooper Ludgate-Street; Richardson and Urquhart Royal Exchange; and Walter Spring-Gardens 1777 - FIRST EDITION 1777 (Dedication dated Sept. 20, 1777), 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, hand coloured engraved frontispiece and 17 hand coloured engraved plates at rear with a total of 20 plans and diagrams, pages: (16), (16 - Subscriber's List + 1 blank leaf), 1-286, (2 - advert), collation; a8, T8, A-S8, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt ruled and decorated spine, recent gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges pale yellow. Tiny chip to leather surface at tail of spine with small neat repair, covers very slightly marked, tiny repair to 2 board corners, small printer's ink smudge on page 168, no loss, tiny ink blot in lower margin of 1 plate, otherwise a very good clean tight copy of the first edition. Not in Spaulding and Karpinski. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten. Nebst beygefügter Probe einer durch die Buchdruckerkunst gesetzten und gedruckten Landcharte

      1777. Double-page hand-colored printed map. 20 pp. Large 4to, orig. decorative engraved upper wrapper bound in modern boards (light foxing). Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1777.First edition of this quite fascinating cartographical work, which includes a specimen of the author's first experiment in map printing. In this work, Breitkopf (1719-94), the eminent printer, type-founder, and bookseller, describes his invention for printing maps with movable type. "He claimed to have been the inventor of map printing by the use of types, or what is known as 'typometry.' William Haas, a type-founder of Basle, appears to have previously published a method somewhat similar, but Breitkopf had been experimenting on the matter for some twelve years previously, and it was only his dissatisfaction with the result obtained that induced him to keep his achievements to himself."-Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81.Nice copy of a book which is oftentimes badly foxed.❧ Bagrow, History of Cartography, p. 219-(with another of Breitkopf's typometrical maps illustrated).

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. ]
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        Privilegi della sagra religione di San Giovanni gerosolimitano con un indice volgare - Compendio delle materie contenute nel codice del Sacro Militare Ordine Gerosolimitano.

      Nella stamperia del Palazzo di S.A.S., presso fra Giovanni Malta suo stampatore, In Malta, 1777. 2 v. legati in uno (128 p.; IX, [3], 162 p.), 36 cm, mezza pelle zigrinata di metà ottocento. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, più evidenti alla legatura a cui mancano i tasselli al dorso, ex libris nobiliare inciso al contropiatto anteriore. Fregio sul front. Iniziali e fregi incisi. Testo in parte su due colonne. Rara edizione maltese dei privilegi dell'ordine dei Cavalieri di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme (poi detti di Malta o di Rodi) sotto la reggenza del Gran Maestro Emanuel de Rohan, seguiti dal compendio, egualmente impresso a Malta. I Cavalieri Ospitalieri, o Ospedalieri, nati come Cavalieri dell'Ordine dell'Ospedale di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, quindi come Cavalieri di Rodi e, in seguito, come Cavalieri di Malta (oggi Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta) furono, ai loro albori, un ordine ospedaliero benedettino, fondato intorno al 1100 a Gerusalemme in seguito alla prima crociata. Esso divenne presto un ordine religioso cavalleresco cristiano dotato di un proprio statuto e preposto principalmente alla cura e alla difesa dei pellegrini diretti in Terrasanta. In seguito alla perdita dei territori cristiani in Terrasanta, l'Ordine si rifugiò a Rodi, su cui fu estesa la propria sovranità, e successivamente a Malta, con lo stato di vassallo del re di Sicilia.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Bref, rörande en resa til Island 1772.

      Uppsala: Magnus Swederus 1777. Med kobberstukket titelblad, 2 udfoldelige kort, 11 plancher (10 udfoldelige), 2 vignetter samt 1 tabel. [24] + 376 + [4] s. Rent og velholdt eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvet titelfelt og rig rygforgyldning. With copperengraved title-page, 2 folded maps, 11 plates of which 10 are folded, 1 table and 2 engraved vignettes. Nice and well-preserved copy with wide margin bound in nice contemporary halfleather with coloured label and richly gilt on spine, 1780. Fiske 608.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Oeuvres complètes de Démosthène et d'Eschine, Traduites en françois, avec des remarques sur les Harangues & Plaidoyers de ces deux orateurs, & des Notes critiques & grammaticales? par l'abbé Auger.

      Paris: Lacombe, 1777 - 4 parties reliées en 5 volumes in-8; 500 à 700 pages par volume; carte gravée dépliante de la Grèce par Buache et deux tableaux dépliants hors texte. Reliure d'époque en basane marbrée, dos à nerfs ornés avec pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, gardes marbrées. Accidents à quelques coiffes, autrement en bon état. Première édition des oeuvres complètes du fameux orateur et homme d'état grec, la plus belle faite au XVIIIème siècle selon Quérard (II, 472-3). Brunet II, 590. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        Storia degli imperatori romani da Augusto sino a Costantino del sig. Crevier, professore di retorica nel Collegio di Beauvais tradotta dal francese la quale serve da continuazione

      Francesco Rossi, 1777. Opera incompleta, 9 voll. (18 tomi), m.pelle, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati di rosso, belle tavv. ripiegate all'interno. Ordinari segni del tempo, lieve odore di chiuso. Buone condizioni._ _

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        A Series of Letters, Addressed to Soame Jenyns, Esq; on Occasion of His View of the Internal Evidence of Christianity

      Charles Bathurst, London 1777 - 274 p. 16 cm. Full leather with raised bands and gold impressing on spine. Front board nearly detached and rear hinge cracked. Corners worn. Book seller's label on front pastedown and pencil notations on endpapers. Thumbprint on title page. Top corner off p. 79. Clean and bright throughout. In 1776 Soame Jenyns (1704-1787) published his "View of the Internal Evidence of the Christian Religion." Though at one period of his life he had affected a kind of deistic scepticism, Jenyns now returned to orthodoxy. There seems no reason to doubt his sincerity, questioned at the time, in defending Christianity on the ground of its total variance with the principles of human reason. The work was praised for its literary merits - but not by Archibald Maclaine, author of these letters, who chose to combat some of Jenyns' more fanciful notions regarding Christianity. Maclaine (1722-1804), born in Ireland, was a minister in The Hague before the French Revolution drove him back to Britain. He published this work just a few months after Gibbon published the first volume of his "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" and Gibbon is mentioned in the text. A second edition came out in 1778. Although this book appears to be complete in one volume, spine is marked as volume 2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Attic Books (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        A YEAR'S JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE, AND PART OF SPAIN.

      Printed for R. Cruttwell, for the Author, Bath, England 1777 - Two volumes bound together. Vol. I: xvii, [i] blank, 295 pages of text. Illustrated by six plates, including one fold-out. Vol. II: [iv], 245 pages of text followed by [i] of advertisement. Illustrated by 5 plates, of which three are music. Rebound in dark gray cloth with a brown leather spine label, in almost new condition; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Both title pages and final pages of text are browned, and both title pages have the previous owner's name in the top margin of the title page: Tho.s Potter Augst. 1st, 1777." Several pages with minor corner creases or tiny stains. Rebound by Scott Kellar Bookbinding of Chicago. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Vorstellung des Campements der Kayserl. u. Reichs-Armee zu Bruchsal mit denen Inondationen u. neuen Linien 1735 in denen Gegenden zu Ettlingen bis Langenbruck\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich von G.F. Riecke bei Homann Erben, 1777, 25,5 x 88 cm (von zwei Platten gedruckt). Zeigt sehr detailliert das Gebiet zwischen Ettlingen und Langenbrücken mit Einzeichnung der Truppenstellungen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Landkarten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        Oeuvres complètes

      First edition of the complete works, established by Rigoley Juvigny. De l'imprimerie de la société typographique Neuchatel 1777 in-8 (12x19,5cm) 515pp. et (4) 570pp. et (4) 426pp. et (4) 483pp. et (4) 440pp. et (2) 446pp. et (2) 429pp. 7 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Comte d'Artois]. Voyage de Monseigneur le Comte d'Artois sur les Côtes de Normandie et de Bretagne du 7 May au 9 Juin 1777 retour par Bordeaux.

      1777 ca 1777 - Manuscrit petit in-4 à 20 lignes par page de (1)-62 pp. veau marbré, dos lisse recouvert d'une pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranche rouges (reliure de l'époque). Journal inédit tenu par le secrétaire du comte d'Artois lors de son voyage dans les provinces de l'ouest du royaume au mois de mai 1777. Deux ans plus tôt, le Prince âgé de dix-huit ans assistait au sacre de son frère Louis XVI où il « tenait lieu de duc de Normandie » et fut apanagé par lui du comté du Poitou et des duchés d'Angoulême et de Mercoeur. La seule source imprimée connue relative à ce voyage signée Bourde de la Rogerie, concerne la journée du 11 mai et la venue du Prince au Mont Saint-Michel, épisode qui n'est pas repris par le secrétaire dans sa relation qui consigne dix-sept autres étapes d'une boucle de deux mille kilomètres parcourue en un mois de temps (du 7 mai 1777 au 9 juin suivant) : les Haras (de Normandie), Falaise, Harcourt, Vire, Avranches et Dole, Saint Malo, Dinant et St Brieux, Brest, Quimper, L'Orient, Vannes et La Roche Bernard, Nantes, La Rochelle, Rochefort, Poitiers, Ruffec, Barbesieux et Cubzac, Bordeaux, Montlieu et Ruffec, Les Ormes, Amboise et Chanteloup. C'est le point de vue personnel d'un voyageur embarqué dans la suite princière, à la fois éloigné du ton des relations officielles et du récit royal lui-même, qui menant sa narration aux premières personnes du singulier et du pluriel, décrit chaque entrée solennelle, mais aussi le déroulé des réceptions et la description des lieux sans oublier de donner son sentiment sur les spectacles donnés et les villes traversées : « (p.4) A Falaise le Prince a été reçu au bruit du canon, les habitants avaient élevé un arc de triomphe (?) les rues étaient tapissées de sablées, on avait formé une avenue de grandes branches d'arbres qui faisait assez bien à la descente de notre voiture (p. 18 à Brest) après avoir dîné à la Comédie où on a donné Le Barbier de Séville, le Prince a soupé à Recouvrance chez le vicomte de Laval ». Pièce d'archive conservée dans la famille du conseiller, une note inscrite en tête de manuscrit nous révèle l'identité de son auteur : « Le récit de ce voyage a été fait par mon grand père Flament secrétaire* de Monseigneur le Comte d'Artois parrain de mon père. A. Flament 2 mars 1882* voir l'Almanach royal de Versailles (1781) page 199 ». On trouve en effet à la page indiquée de l'Almanach de Versailles, année 1781 (à ne pas confondre avec l'Almanach royal de la même année) l'inscription M. Flament, Secrétaire de Mgr. Comte d'Artois, chargé de la Partie militaire. Son nom apparaît aussi au titre des Ordonnances rendues pendant le Ministère de M. le Comte de Saint-Germain, avec des décisions, des interprétations et des notes instructives, depuis le 12 décembre 1775 jusqu'au 31 décembre 1778, collection de M. le Cte d'Artois rassemblée par les soins de Flament, son secretaire Militaire (Paris, Nale, 1775-1778). Beau manuscrit XVIIIe en reliure d'époque discrètement restaurée, sur un épisode assez peu renseigné de la jeunesse du comte d'Artois, futur Charles X, dont selon l'historien Bernard Barbiche « la mauvaise gestion de l'apanage n'a fait que renforcer la réputation de légèreté d'un prince évaporé qui incarnait sous son plus mauvais jour l'Ancien Régime finissant ». [Voir : Sandrine Bula, L'Apanage du comte d'Artois (1773-1790) Préface de Bernard Barbiche, 1993]. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Carta topografica del Bergamasco dedicata alli tre Stati generali di questa provincia

      Venezia 1777 - Rarissima carta topografica del territorio bergamasco pubblicata nell'opera "Descrizione topografica, e storica del Bergamasco dedicata alli tre stati generali della provincia medesima" di Vincenzo Formaleoni, pubblicata a Venezia, presso G. B. Costantini, a spese dell'autore, nel 1777. In due volumi, è molto interessante sotto il valore documentario: per ogni comune è riportata la dedicazione della parrocchia, la popolazione, un sintetico riferimento geografico di localizzazione e la distanza dal capoluogo cittadino. Corredavano l'opera due carte topografiche, corrispondenti alle due aree della pianura e della montagna. La carta riporta le suddivisioni amministrative del territorio, in quadre e valli. Incisione su rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, completa dei margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 450 355mm

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        Planisferio Celeste Meridionale Tagliato sull'Equatore

      Venezia 1777 - Coppia di carte rappresentanti le proiezioni celesti degli emisferi settentrionale e meridionale. Ogni carta mostra negli angoli i più famosi osservatori dell'epoca: Greenwich, Parigi, Copenaghen, Cassel, Padova, Pisa, Bologna e Milano. Tratta dall' "Atlante Novissimo" dello Zatta, edito tra il 1776 ed il 1785. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in buone condizioni. Map from "Atlante Novissimo" printed in Venice between 1776 and 1785. The map was issued in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo a monumental 4 volume work and one of the last great decorative atlases. Copperplate, original outline colour, in very good condition. Dimensioni 420 320mm

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        Annales politiques, civiles, et littéraires du dix-huitième sièle; ouvrage périodique.

      Londres (London), n.publ., 1777-78. Vols. 1-4 (vols. 1-3: 1777; vol. 4: 1778). Together 4 vols. 8vo (20x13 cm)Contemporary mottled calf, spines nicely gilt in compartments, with red morocco title-labels, marbled edges. Marbled endpapers. - Despite a few insignificant imperf. to bindings (see photopgraph) a nice set. Collation: vol. 1: 526 pp. (p.515-526 "Table Alphabétique"); vol. 2: 537,(i blank) pp. (p.531-537 "Table Alphabétique"); vol. 3: 545, (i blank) pp. (p. 523-545 "Table Alphabétique"); vol. 4: 512 pp. with editor's note "On distribuera d'ici à quelque temps la Table de ce Volume, qu'on n'a pu placer ici".

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        Letters Of Certain Jews To Monsieur De Voltaire, Containing An Apology For Their Own People, And For The Old Testament; With Critical Reflections And A Short Commentary Extracted From A Greater; Translated by the Rev. Philip LeFanu

      Dublin: William Watson, 1777. First edition. Hardcover. Modern black leatherette, spines printed in gilt. Very good. 2 vols. 445, 428 pages. 21 x 14 cm. The controversy of Voltaire's anti-Semitism has been long disputed. He was at war with both Judaism and Christianity. He wanted to purge all men, of whatever persuasion, from these superstitions in order to make them enlightened. He ridiculed each of the major religions, but he was meanest to the Jews: ''You have surpassed all nations in impertinent fables, in bad conduct and in barbarism." Jacobins such as Jean Francois Rewbell in the 1790's and the socialist Pierre Proudhon in the next generation are among the many figures, especially of the left, who justified their arguments against the Jews by quoting Voltaire. Scattered toning, mostly in first and last leaves, tight and firm copy.

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        Historiske efterretninger om velfortiente danske adelsmænd, med deres stamme-tavler og portraiter. Oversatte, forøgede og forbedrede. 1.-3. deel.

      København 1777-79. I 2 samt. helskinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Tittelfelter i rødt. Marmorert forsatspapir. XX + 193 + (6) + 342 + (10) + 401 s. 27 kobberstukne portretter. 4 kobberstikk. 75 stamtavler, noen dobbeltsidige og noen foldede. Oversatt av C. Liunge. Forøket av B. C. Sandvig. Ex libris på forsatsbl.

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        A View of Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, taken from the East Shore

      J.F.W. Des Barres, London 1777 - Hand-colored etching. Several skilfully repaired tears. Trimmed within platemark left margin. Rare early view of Portsmouth from the New England volume of the Atlantic Neptune This is a view of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, when it was a thriving harbor town. This early etched view was replaced in later editions with a similar but altered and smaller aquatint view from which the seated artist and the grazing cows were removed. Des Barres, of Swiss-Huguenot extraction, studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the future legendary explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast. He also managed to gain access to some surveys of the American South, Cuba and Jamaica. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on The Neptune . His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. The Atlantic Neptune , the most celebrated sea atlas, contained the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres's synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (National Maritime Museum Catalogue). Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was charged with this Herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by three further volumes. Des Barres's monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and views, many being found in several states. Des Barres's charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, and in many cases remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. Hornsby, Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J. F. W. Des Barres and the Making of the "Atlantic Neptune"

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        Lettres sur L'Origine des Sciences, et sur celle des Peuples de l'Asie, Adressees a M. de Voltaire par M. Bailly, & precedees de quelques Lettres de M. de Voltaire a l'Auteur.

      Chez Elmesly et Chez les Freres Debure, A Londres et a Paris 1777 - First edition. 348pp. Contemporary speckled calf with green morocco spine labels, titled and decorated on the spine in gilt. Front joint started but holding, a little chipping at the spine, a trifle wormed on the spine, an about very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan d'éducation publique, par le moyen duquel on réduit à cinq années le cours des études ordinaires, parce qu'on y allie l'étude des langues à celles des sciences ; qu'on y suit la marche de la nature & la gradation des idées ; qu'on en éloigne toutes les règles superflues & toutes recherches inutiles, & qu'on en bannit les thèmes particuliers & les versions séparées qui n'ont aucun rapport avec l'objet de leur classe.

      Paris, Durand neveu 1777 - in-12, VIII-180-[3] pp., basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre cerise, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Dos un peu frotté, un mors supérieur fendu, petit accroc à la coiffe supérieure. Edition originale : l'abbé Wandelaincourt (1731-1819), plus tard évêque constitutionnel de Haute-Marne (1791-1801) et conventionnel, s'est intéressé en priorité aux questions pédagogiques. Il avait été précepteur des enfants du duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, puis sous-directeur de l'Ecole militaire de Paris. Reliés à la suite deux autres titres importants de pédagogie : I. LA CHALOTAIS (Louis-René de Caradeuc de) : Essai d'éducation nationale, ou Plan d'études pour la jeunesse. S.l., 1763, [4]-152 pp., un feuillet non chiffré d'errata. Edition originale de ce manifeste éducatif dont l'objet est plus précisément de trouver des substituts aux collèges et à la pédagogie jésuites, depuis l'interdiction de la Compagnie. - II. [DIDEROT (Denis) :] De l'Education publique. Amsterdam, 1763, XX-235 pp. Ces deux derniers ouvrages sont intimement liés : en effet, le 6 août 1762, le Parlement de Paris avait décrété le recrutement des jésuites suspendu et prévu que leurs collèges seraient fermés. Or, ils ne dirigeaient pas moins de 1100 écoles en France, avec, parmi leurs élèves, l'élite de la noblesse et de la bourgeoisie. C'est dans ce contexte que parurent ces deux essais sur l'éducation, dont le second a longtemps été disputé à Diderot (il est attribué à Crevier par Barbier, à Rivarol par ailleurs). Quoi qu'il en soit, il a été revu et en partie écrit par Diderot, comme ce dernier l'avoua lui-même dans une lettre à Damilaville. L'ouvrage propose d'enseigner le français avant le latin, de développer l'enseignement des mathématiques, de l'histoire, de la chronologie, des sciences et de la morale, de créer une école de chirurgie et d'étendre l'instruction aux filles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Einleitung in die Bücherkunde.Erster und zweiter Teil

      bey Joh.Thomas Edl. v.Trattnern, Wien, 1777 - Erste Ausgabe; Zwei Ganz Leder Bände der Zeit, mit goldenen Titeln und Verzierungen am Rücken, fest aber an Kanten berieben, Abnutzung der Vergoldung an den Rücken, wenige Wurmlöcher an Deckel von Band II, Deckel leicht fleckig;; roter Schnitt; alte Eintragung an Vorsatz von Bd I; zwei wiederholten Titelvignetten , erste Titelseite vergilbt; Innen sind die Bücher frisch und Einwandfrei, auch die gefaltete Tafel am Ende von Bd I; ; . 4°. (7) Bll., 277 S.; (4) Bll., 423 S.schöne Exemplare; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres sur L'Origine des Sciences, et sur celle des Peuples de l'Asie, Adressees a M. de Voltaire par M. Bailly, & precedees de quelques Lettres de M. de Voltaire a l'Auteur.

      A Londres et a Paris: Chez Elmesly et Chez les Freres Debure. 1777. First. First edition. 348pp. Contemporary speckled calf with green morocco spine labels, titled and decorated on the spine in gilt. Front joint started but holding, a little chipping at the spine, a trifle wormed on the spine, an about very good copy. .

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        Just months after his father signed the Declaration of Independence, Aide-de-Camp Lewis Morris, Jr., by order of Major General Charles Lee, empowers a Captain to search two houses for missing money

      Spring Field, Massachusetts, January 27, 1777. 8.25" x 6.5". "Autograph Document Signed “Lewis Morris ADC,” 1p, 8.25” x 6.5”. Spring Field [Massachusetts], January 27, 1777. On laid paper watermarked “GR” – George R, King George III. Fine condition.In full, “Capt James Perry having lost a considerable Sum of Money and expressing a Desire to search the Houses of David Covee and Lt Lland is impowered to do it. By Order of Major Genl Lee.” At the time of this document, Major General Charles Lee was a prisoner of the British.Capt. James Perry hired soldiers from Norton and Easton, Massachusetts, paying them himself, to serve in the Continental Army. He was Captain of a company which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775. Col. Lewis Morris (1753-1824) later served as Aide-de-Camp to General Nathaneal Greene. After the war he settled in Charleston, South Carolina. He served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1789 to 1801 and was Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina from 1794 to 1796. "

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        A MILITARY COURSE FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND CONDUCT OF A BATTALION, designed for their Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; with Useful Observations and Instructions for their Manner of Attack and Defence.

      London, Printed for the author; and sold by Almon, Piccadilly; Hooper, Ludgate-Street; Richardson and Urquhart, Royal Exchange; and Walter, Spring-Gardens, 1777. FIRST EDITION 1777 (Dedication dated Sept. 20, 1777), 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, hand coloured engraved frontispiece and 17 hand coloured engraved plates at rear with a total of 20 plans and diagrams, pages: (16), (16 - Subscriber's List + 1 blank leaf), 1-286, (2 - advert), collation; a8, T8, A-S8, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt ruled and decorated spine, recent gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges pale yellow. Tiny chip to leather surface at tail of spine with small neat repair, covers very slightly marked, tiny repair to 2 board corners, small printer's ink smudge on page 168, no loss, tiny ink blot in lower margin of 1 plate, otherwise a very good clean tight copy of the first edition. Not in Spaulding and Karpinski. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichsten Anwendung.

      Zürich, In Verlag des Waysenhauses 1774 (-1777). - Folio. 129 S., 1 gedruckte Tabelle, mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette, 2 gestochenen handkolorierten Tafeln "Primae Lineae Botanicae" und 101 handkolorierte Holzschnitte auf 100 Tafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit. Nissen BBI 1761. - Stafleu-C. 10722. - Erste Ausgabe der Zürcher Botanik unter Verwendung eines Teils der Originalholzstöcke aus Leonhard Fuchs "Historia stirpium" Basel 1542 die sich in der Familie Gessner fanden. Die Tafeln wurden von den Kindern des Waisenhauses koloriert. Die Tafel 47 mit 2 Darstellungen auf der Vor- und Rückseite. Die vorgestellten Tafeln zur Erklärung von Linnés System wurden von J.B.Bullinger nach Zeichnungen von Schinz gestochen. Salomon Schinz (1734 - 1784) studierte Medizin in Leiden, arbeitete als Arzt in Zürich, ab 1771 auch am Waisenhaus. Er gilt als einer der wichtigsten Förderer der Naturwissenschaften in Zürich. Der Text enthält, neben den Erklärungen zum Entstehen des Werkes und den botanischen Erläuterungen auch im Erstdruck seine berühmte, 1775 all Broschüre erschienenen "Reise auf den Uetliberg". - Vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig. Wenige Tafeln mit Farbverwischungen. Die beiden Tafeln der "Primae Lineae" am äusseren Rand mit Läsuren. Einige Blätter mit Falzrissen. Einband am oberen Kapital angerissen.

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        La chiaqlira dla banzola o per dir mii fol divers Tradutt dal parlar Napulitan in lengua bulgnesa per rimedi innucent dla sonn, e dla malincunj dedicà al merit singular dl nobilissm dam d'bulogna.

      per Leli dalla Volp,, In Bulogna, 1777 - Cm. 19,5, pp. (10) 383 (1). Bell'antiporta incisa in rame (Cantarelli). Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorso liscio con ricchi fregi in oro e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare genuino e particolarmente ben conservato. Copia appartenuta al celebre studioso André Crepin de Fontinelle di cui appare l'ex libris ed una lettera manoscritta allegata. Si tratta della traduzione in dialetto bolognese de "Lo cunto de li cunti" di Giambattista Basile. Cfr. Canterzani (pp. 293-94) il quale ci ricorda che la traduzione è per opera delle sorelle dei celebratissimi matematici Eustachio e Gabriele Manfredi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal du Second Voyage du capitaine CookandnbspSur les Vaisseaux La Randeacutesolution andamp lAdventure Enterpris par ordre de SM Britannique dans les annandeacutees 1774 andamp 1775

      

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        Opuscules de physique, animale et végétale

      1777 - 2 vol. de I. (4), CXXIV, Genève, Barthelemi Chirol, 1777, in-8, 2 vol. de I. (4), CXXIV, 255, (5)pp, 2pl. - II. (4), 405, (3)pp, 4pl, basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (Rel. de l'ép.), 6 planches gravées par Dom. Cagnoni. PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE traduite par Jean Senebier. L'abbé Spallanzani (1729-99) s'opposa à Needham en refusant la théorie de la génération spontanée. Ses recherches firent de lui un précurseur de Louis Pasteur et le fondateur de la biologie expérimentale. Dans cet ouvrage, l'auteur expose les expériences et les observations de Needham sur les animalcules, avant de proposer son analyse. Dans la 2° partie, il s'attache aux vers spermatiques et discute les opinions de Buffon à ce sujet. Ex-libris manuscrit docteur J. Bouquet. Coiffes et coins restaurés, qqs éraflures. Bon exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on Man, his Intellectual Faculties and his Education.

      1777 - Helvetius, A Treatise on Man, his Intellectual Faculties and his Education. A posthumous work of M. Helvetius. Translated from the French, with additional notes by W. Hooper, M.D. London MDLXXVII. Two volumes, large 8vo, Volume I: pagination: [4]+viii+[32]+384; collation:[2 leaves],A, a-b4,B-Bb. Volume II: pagination: [4]+488; collation:[2 leaves],B-Ii4. Full calf, ex-lib, with some markings, spine repair. First edition of the first English translation. Shipping $8.00 US, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a Battalion

      

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        Herrn Friedrichs von Braun künstlicher und dabey sehr wohlfeiler Dünger, mit philosophischen Anmerkungen herausgegeben von D. Friedr. Jos. Wilh. Schröder

      o.A., 1777. hier die Seiten 419 - 748 separat eingebunden, Format 19 x 12 cm 8°, Softcover/Paperback aufgrund des Alters deutliche Spuren des Gebrauchs. Die Buchseiten in unterschiedlicher d. h. voneinander abweichender Größe. Die Buchschnitte unregelmäßig, die Seiten in blöcken geheftet und nicht geschnitten, hier und da Eselsohren Q53 Versand D: 4,90 EUR

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        Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield: Consisting of Letters to his Friends, Never Before Printed, and Various other Articles.In 2 Volumes. To which are prefixed Memoirs of his Life, tending to illustrate the civil, literary, and political, history of his Time by M. Maty, M.D.

      Edward and Charles Dilly, London 1777 - Handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf, worn leather volumes, rebacked with leather labels, gilt tooling, and raised bands in two volumes. With a total of 7 engraved portraits, including the frontispiece of the Earl. Printed on high quality laid paper which is creamy and crisp throughout volumes I and II with the exception of scattered foxing from pages 313 to 321 in volume II. With the armorial bookplate of William Philip Earl of Sefton (Croxteth Library) on the front paste-downs. William Philip Molyneux, 4th Earl of Sefton, KG (1835 –1897) was a British peer. Born Viscount Molyneux, he was the eldest son of Charles Molyneux, 3rd Earl of Sefton and his wife, Mary. The family seats were: Croxteth Hall, Lancs; Abbeystead House, Lancs; Sefton House, Belgravia Sq., London "Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield PC KG (1694– 1773) was a British statesman, and man of letters, and wit. He was born in London, and known as Lord Stanhope until the death of his father, in 1726. After being educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he went on the Grand Tour of the Continent, to complete his education as a nobleman, by exposure to the cultural legacies of Classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to become acquainted with his aristocratic counterparts and the polite society of Continental Europe. In the course of his post-graduate tour of Europe, the death of Queen Anne (r. 1702–1707) and the accession of King George I (r. 1714–1727) opened a political career for Lord Stanhope, and he returned to England. In the British political spectrum, Lord Stanhope was a Whig, and entered government service, as a courtier to the King, by the mentorship of his relative, James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope, the King's favourite minister, who procured his appointment as Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales. The 4th Earl of Chesterfield was a selfish, calculating and contemptuous man, who was not naturally generous, and practised dissimulation ’til it became part of his nature; despite brilliant talents and admirable training, the life of Chesterfield cannot be pronounced a success. His social anxiety, and the pains he took to become an orator, already had been noticed; Horace Walpole said that he, who had heard the great orators of the time, preferred a speech of Chesterfield's to that of any other orator; yet the contemporary opinion was that the Earl of Chesterfield's eloquence did not compare with that of Prime Minister Pitt (the Elder). In that regard, James Boswell reported that the poet Samuel Johnson pointedly said about the nobleman Chesterfield, "This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among Lords!" (Wikipedia) First Edition with the 1777 title page date and "Feb. 1, 1777" at the bottom of the dedication to the Countess of Chesterfield. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT DATED JULY 1777: A PETITION SIGNED by the daughter of a widowed female proprietor of a shop on Fore Street in Boston, applying for a Liquor License. APPROVED AND SIGNED BY THE SELECTMEN.

      Boston, July, 1777. - Boston, July, 1777. 1777. Fair. - A 4-page autograph document penned in an unknown clerk's hand on two 9- 1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheets of buff paper which were once likely attached. The document consists of a 180 word petition by Susannah Carme [?], penned on two sides of the first sheet, applying for a liquor license so that she may support herself and her seventy year old mother: "Times being very difficult she is obliged to exert herself to the utmost & accordingly has opened a shop in Fore Street for the vending of small necessary articles, she apprehends it would be greatly beneficial to her to retail Rum and other Spirits, provided your honours will indulge her with a licence [sic] so to do." Signed "Susannah Carme [?]". The document is further annotated on the third page, granting approval from the selectmen, and signed in ink by: John Scollay, Samuel Austin, Gustavus Fellows, Harbottle Dorr, Thomas Greenough, Jonathan Williams, and John. Preston. The document if additionally docketed on the verso. The petitioner's signature is quite smudged, whereas the other signatures are bold and clear. The document is folded several times with tears to the edges of the horizontal folds, two of which are partially repaired with clear archival tape from the verso. The corners are chipped & creased and there are additional minor tears to the edges. A wonderful revolutionary petition by a woman applying for a liquor license for her shop in Boston. Women in this period commonly ran liquor stores.Among the signers, John Scollay (1711-1790) was chairman of the Boston Selectmen from 1774 to 1790, and served in that position through the period of the American Revolution. One of the founding fathers of our country, he was a member of the Sons of Liberty and a friend of Samuel Adams.Born in Ipswich, Gustavus Fellows was a master and part owner of a ship by the age of 21. He moved to Boston in 1774 where he set up a distillery on Harvard Street. He was briefly driven from his business by "maniacal butchers" as testified by a 1775 letter from General Heath requesting that Captain Fellows be permitted to open a West India Shop in Roxbury. He built several frigates for the French Navy which earned him the friendship of General Lafayette and, in 1776, served as a Captain in the militia. A Boston selectman during the war, he was a member of the Committee of Correspondence, Insurance and Safety. In 1777, he was one of those who signed certification for James Otis who had been pressing for independence prior to the war. Though no proof exists, several have claimed that he was among those who participated in the Boston Tea Party, though he did refuse to carry British tea on his ship. He is said to have rescued the children of the French diplomat John de Crevecoeur during the war, taking care of them until their father could return to America. He was never fully repaid for his loan to the City of Boston to buy uniforms and supplies during the war.The Boston shopkeeper Harbottle Dorr, Jr. (1730-1794) was a member of the Sons of Liberty. He served as a Boston selectman for many years between 1777 and 1791. Documenting the events of the time, Dorr started buying newspapers in 1765 which he annotated in the margins thus leaving behind valuable eye witness source material from the point of view of a Boston citizen in the years leading up to the American Revolution.The Boston patriot Thomas Greenough (1710-1785) was a maker of navigational and surveying instruments. A member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, he was made captain of the 4th Company 2nd Massachusetts Regiment in the Cape Breton expedition. He became deacon of Boston's New Brick Church in 1755. He served as clerk of the markets, constable and as a Boston selectman. A member of the Revolutionary Committee of Correspondence, he was also active in the efforts to relieve the hardships of those who lost income during the Revolution. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Reglement op het beleid van de de[sic!] regering, het justitie-wezen, den handel en scheepvaart, mitsgaders de instructien voor den Gouverneur Generaal, en den Raad Contrarolleur Generaal op het eiland Curaçao. Gearresteerd bij besluit van Zijne Majesteit den Koning, in data 14 September 1815, no. 58.The Hague & Amsterdam, Gebroeders van Cleef, 1815. 3 parts in 1 volume. Tall 8vo (22 x 13 cm). Later marbled wrappers.

      Muller, America 510; NCC (6 copies); Sabin 68914. First (and only?) edition of the new regulations regarding the government, justice, trade and shipping for the Island Curaçao and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean, together with the regulations for the Governor-General on Curaçao (pp. 1-20) and the General controller/supervisor (pp. 1-13, (2)), both signed by the Dutch diplomat Anton Reinhard Falck (1777-1843), 14 September 1815.These regulations were issued upon the return of these colonies to the Dutch after occupation by the English, who had taken control during the Napoleonic Wars. They were returned in 1815 as part of the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814. Paper slightly browned. Good copy with contemporary manuscript annotations in the margins.

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        Lettera del Signor Conte Abate Giambatista Roberti al Signor Cavalier Conte Giambatista Giovio Ciamberlano attuale delle LL.MM.II e riposta del Medesimo sopra Giacomo da Ponte Pittore detto il Bassan Vecchio

      Lugano: Per gli Agnelli, 1777. 102 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards. 102 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Roberti (1719-1786) was a Jesuit scholar, known today for his homage to the strawbery: "Le fragole poemetto." He was born in Bassano, namesake of the 16th-century painter Jacopo Bassano, subject of this essay. Cicognara 2364

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        Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten. Nebst beygefügter Probe einer durch die Buchdruckerkunst gesetzten und gedruckten Landcharte

      - Double-page hand-colored printed map. 20 pp. Large 4to, orig. decorative engraved upper wrapper bound in modern boards (light foxing). Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1777. First edition of this quite fascinating cartographical work, which includes a specimen of the author's first experiment in map printing. In this work, Breitkopf (1719-94), the eminent printer, type-founder, and bookseller, describes his invention for printing maps with movable type. "He claimed to have been the inventor of map printing by the use of types, or what is known as 'typometry.' William Haas, a type-founder of Basle, appears to have previously published a method somewhat similar, but Breitkopf had been experimenting on the matter for some twelve years previously, and it was only his dissatisfaction with the result obtained that induced him to keep his achievements to himself."-Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81. Nice copy of a book which is oftentimes badly foxed. ? Bagrow, History of Cartography, p. 219-(with another of Breitkopf's typometrical maps illustrated). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Yesod Olam [Foundation of the World]

      1777. First Edition . (JUDAICA) ISRAELI, Isaac ben Joseph. Yesod Olam [The Foundation of the World]. Berlin: Baruch Szyk of Shklov, 1777. Octavo, 20th-century half black cloth. $1600.First edition of this important astronomical text originally written in 1310.“Israeli (first half of the 14th century), was a Spanish astronomer who worked in Toledo. [He] is best known for his book Yesod Olam written in 1310, which was considered the most important contribution to Hebrew literature in this field. It dealt with the geometrical problems of the earth in the Ptolemaic system of the universe as revised by al-Bitsuji, the seasons, etc., and included astronomical tables. The high esteem in which this book was held over several centuries led to an edition in 1777 being published in Berlin” (Encyclopedia of Judaica). The two folding plates issued with this book are here provided in excellent facsimile; the plates are often missing from this book, as orthodox readers used to remove them for fear of being accused of reading forbidden literature. Baruch Szyk writes in his introduction: “I felt a great urge to raise the status of our people by translating books into Hebrew, in every study of scienceÂ… Finally, I found what I have been looking for; in the archival collection of the Rabbi of Berlin, I found a manuscript of the book Yesod OlamÂ… I am thankful for his permission to publish this book, in order to spread its light for all students who crave its wisdom.” Text lightly embrowned. A very good, clean copy.

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        La chiaqlira dla banzola o per dir mii fol divers Tradutt dal parlar Napulitan in lengua bulgnesa per rimedi innucent dla sonn, e dla malincunj dedicà al merit singular dl nobilissm dam d'bulogna.

      per Leli dalla Volp, 1777. Cm. 19,5, pp. (10) 383 (1). Bell'antiporta incisa in rame (Cantarelli). Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in piena pelle marmorizzata, dorso liscio con ricchi fregi in oro e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare genuino e particolarmente ben conservato. Copia appartenuta al celebre studioso André Crepin de Fontinelle di cui appare l'ex libris ed una lettera manoscritta allegata. Si tratta della traduzione in dialetto bolognese de "Lo cunto de li cunti" di Giambattista Basile. Cfr. Canterzani (pp. 293-94) il quale ci ricorda che la traduzione è per opera delle sorelle dei celebratissimi matematici Eustachio e Gabriele Manfredi.

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        Residenzschloß ('La Nouvelle Residence de Bonn du côte de la Ville Salon le Dessein de Monsieur Roth').

      - Kupferstich v. Jakob (Franz J.) Rousseau (Roussaux) n. Heinrich Roth (Zeichner) & Franz Rousseau (Maler), 1777, 19 x 30,5 Merlo S. 738. - Franz Jakob Roussaux, Sohn des Franz Roussaux aus Bonn war Maler u. Radierer (1757 Bonn + 1826 Kleve). - Sehr selten!

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        Le maréchal de poche, qui apprend comment il faut traiter son cheval en voyage, & quels sont les remedes pour les accidens ordinaires qui peuvent lui arriver en route.

      Paris, Veuve Thiboust, 1777. ____ Ce charmant petit ouvrage est la traduction du "Gentleman's pocket-farrier". Menessier de La Lance 193 a recensé trois traductions françaises différentes; celle-ci est la première de Thomas Hammond. Illustré par deux planches gravées sur cuivre. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-16. Collation : 67, (3), 2 planches hors-texte. Veau marbré, dos orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats avec un fleuron aux angles, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire naturelle et mythologique de l'ibis.Paris, Allais, 1805. 8vo. With 6 engraved plates after drawings by Barraband and H.J. Redouté. Modern half cloth.

      - Nissen, IVB 819; Ronsil 2718; Wood, p. 552. First and only edition of a natural and mythological history of the ibis by Marie Jules-César Lelorgue de Savigny (1777-1851). It contains six engravings after drawings by two major natural history illustrators: Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) and Jacques Barraband (1768-1809). The book gives an account of the black and the white ibis, their mythical position in ancient Egypt and the related cults, their natural habitat and answers the question whether they eat snakes or not. The engravings show the black and the white ibis, close-ups from the beak and leg and some Egyptian illustrations. Barraband is well known for his beautiful ornithological illustrations for Levaillant's works on parrots and birds of paradise. "A learned essay on the Ibis, with observations made during the author's sojourn in Egypt. A rare book ." (Wood).Lacking the half-title, title-page browned and soiled, restored at the gutter, a waterstain in the upper outer corner of the first 14 leaves, last engraved plate shaved with a minor loose of the image. Overall a good copy.

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        Les dernières aventures du jeune d'Olban ; fragment des Amours alsaciennes.

      Sans lieu, Sans nom, 1777. ____ Première édition et premier tirage. Très rare. C'est le premier ouvrage écrit par Ramond de Carbonnière Selon Escoffier, il est "à peu près introuvable". Cet ouvrage a été réédité en 1829 par Charles Nodier, qui écrivait que Les dernières Aventures du jeune d'Olban "reparurent douze ans plus tard sous le titre de 'Chant de Schwartzbourg', et une troisième fois, au commencement de ce siècle, sous leur titre primitif. Aucune de ces éditions, qui ne sont peut-être pas les seules, n'a laissé de trace, ni dans les journaux littéraires, ni dans la bibliographie, ni dans le commerce". Il existe deux types d'exemplaires de l'édition originale de 1777, présentant de nombreuses variantes dans le texte et dans la typographie. L'un porte sur la page de titre : "Yverdon, De l'Imprimerie de la Soc. Litt. et Typ.", et l'autre est sans indication de lieu, ni d'imprimeur et sans feuillet d'errata. Il s'agit du premier tirage car les fautes n'y sont pas corrigées. Labarère, 1214. Escoffier, Le mouvement romantique 10. Une cote de bibliothèque sur le bas de la page de titre. Les papiers des plats de la reliure ont été refaits. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : 144 pp. Demi-veau brun, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Finely penned Document signed 'Maria Theresia', in Latin with translation, (Archduchess of Austria, 1717-1780, Holy Roman Empress and Dowager Empress 1745-1780, Queen of Hungary)

      1777 - being a 'rescript' or imperial answer to a request, addressed to all the nobility and prelates of the County of Ugocsa in eastern Hungary, "our beloved and faithful subjects", concerning the current legal proceedings against András Bencza, [?lately] Catholic Parish Priest of Böhénye, on a charge of alleged theft, which the local authorities wish to refer to the Empress, she therefore commands them to complete the proceedings as far as sentence, but before execution and judgment, and to send her all the papers in the case, and to do likewise with certain others involved, who are currently held in prison on an earlier charge, so that everything may be considered together, endorsed with a paper wafer seal, decorative heading with Maria Theresia in large capitals at head, signed also by József Bajráth, 1720-1804, Bishop of Veszprém, and by József Jablanczy, 1 side folio and address panel, Vienna, 11th July a little browned along folds, lower blank margin of address panel cut away without loss This document reflects the centralising tendency of Maria Theresia, when Hungary was peaceful but ruled by edict from Vienna, especially during the latter part of her reign. The Diet was by-passed and the office of Palatine of Hungary not filled after 1765; but the Empress sought to be good to all, including the serfs, in particular setting up schools and colleges all over the country, using the estates confiscated from the Jesuits. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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