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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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        The Copper-Plate Magazine or A Monthly Treasure for The Admirers of The Imitative Arts

      Kearsley 1777 - The Copper-Plate Magazine for the period August 1774 to April 1777, bound as one volume. Full leather binding a little marked in places. Corners heavily scuffed and with the lower ones slightly cracked and with the boards exposed. Edges rubbed and scuffed. Spine bright with gilt detailing. Binding tight. Periodic scattered foxing mainly to endpapers, title page and some of the text. Some periodic light dust soiling, but overall quite bright. Title page undated so dating taken from the spine. Some pages with the odd minor nick to the margins and some rough cut but no plates affected. All pages unnumbered, so whether the pages have been bound in chronological order is uncertain. Whilst most pages were printed correctly, some were not, as a result some of the plates or texts are rather skewed. In total, 98 plates with accompanying text. These can be divided into: 31 views of Country Seats or similar; 30 Portraits of famous men; 31 plates of classical stories; 6 of an historical nature. Seats include Chatsworth, Strawberry Hill, Knole Park. Classical plates focus mainly on Telemachus (12). This is one of the earliest examples of a bound edition of The Copper-Plate Magazine. A full list of plates and more information is available on request: please email. (0416Ud4) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Per gli Agnelli, Lugano 1777 - 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 Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards

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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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        Diarío de Navegación que con el Favor de Dios y Nuestra Sra. De los Dolores espera Executar Francisco Cassani Piloto avordo de la Saetia Nombrada el Santo Cristo del Calvario. Su patron Thomas Taxonera comensado en Cadiz el dia 13 de noviembre

      Cadiz, 1776 - Salvamento, 1777. - MANUSCRIT in-4. 115ff. Plein vélin, traces de liens, coutures au dos (reliure de l'époque, plats salis). Précieux livre de bord d'un navire espagnol, le Santo Cristo del Calvario, lors d'une importante expédition militaire envoyée en Amérique du Sud par Carlos III et qui s'inscrit dans les efforts menés à cette époque par la couronne espagnole pour assurer sa domination sur le Nouveau Continent. La première partie du journal commence le 13 novembre 1776 et s'achève le 20 février 1777 à l'arrivée du bateau au port de l'île Santa Catalina (Paraguay) tenue par les Portugais. La deuxième partie du journal commence, après la prise de l'île par les Espagnols, lorsque le navire se rend le 28 mars 1777 au Rio Grande (Brésil), où il arrive le 29 avril. Enfin, la troisième partie du journal concerne la traversée de retour à Cadiz du 8 juillet au 7 octobre 1777. Le bateau dont il est question ici était un navire de guerre qui avait déjà participé à d'autres campagnes transatlantiques. Le manuscrit tenu jour après jour contient de nombreux renseignements techniques sur le déroulement de la traversée avec des détails sur les conditions météorologiques. Chaque résumé de la journée est accompagné d'un tableau et d'un schéma récapitulatifs. Légère trace de mouillure dans la marge inférieure. J. Siles Salinas, Historia de la Independencia de Bolivia, 2009, p. 14-15. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments

      1777. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testament; with Notes, Explanatory, Critical and Practical. London: J. Fry, 1777. Folio (12-1/2 by 19-1/2 inches), contemporary full black straight-grain morocco gilt rebacked with original spine neatly laid down, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4500.Lovely, very tall 18th-century folio printing of King James Bible, handsomely bound in full straight-grain morocco-gilt.“If everything else in our language should perish, [the King James Bible] would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power” (Macaulay). The King James Bible, first published in 1611, is “the only literary masterpiece ever to be produced by a committee and was the work of nearly 50 translatorsÂ… [who] lived at a period when the genius of the language was in full flower” (PMM 114). With Index. Darlow & Moule 921. Herbert 1253. Bookplate.Interior quite clean. Handsome contemporary morocco-gilt binding nicely restored and in excellent condition.

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        Les prôneurs, ou le tartuffe littéraire

      - Chez Delalain, à Paris 1777, in-8 (12,5x20cm), viij, 87pp., relié. - edizione Bound in marocco marina fine del XIX campi contrassegnati completi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice et de 3 superbes et fines figures par Marillier et gravées par Le Beau et Halbou sur papier fort. On sait que l'auteur se ruina pour la qualité de ses éditions et on retrouve dans cette pièce les qualités bibliophiliques des ouvrages de Dorat. Reliure en plein maroquin marine de la fin du XIXe signée Champs. Dos à nerfs orné, pastiche du XVIIIe siècle. Titre, date et lieu dorés. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Large et riche frise intérieure. Traces de légers frottements à un nerf et 2 coins. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi par un grand relieur. Dorat, ami de Fréron (auteur de la pièce violemment satirique, Les philosophes), s'était déclaré ennemi du parti des philosophes et des encyclopédistes, et cette pièce est une satire de ce que l'auteur appelle dans son avant-propos le "charlatanisme de l'esprit". Grimm, pourtant très critique des qualités de la pièce dans sa Correspondance philosophique, ajoute par honnêteté : "C'est que, malgré tous ces défauts, les prôneurs sont un ouvrage plein d'esprit, plein de traits heureux, et où l'on trouvera même quelques situations et des scènes entières  d'un effet fort piquant." NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        The young ladies school of arts. Containing, a great variety of practical receipts, in gum-flowers, filligree, japanning, shell-work, gilding ... &c. Also, a great many curious receipts, both useful and entertaining, never before published.

      York: Printed at the New Printing-Office, in Coppergate, for Mrs. Robinson, 1777. 12mo (15 cm; 6"). [2], xx, [2], 182 pp. Robertson (née Swan, 1724–1800?) was the Scottish granddaughter of Charles II (her father being an illegitimate son of the king): She sub-titled her autobiography "a tale of truth as well as sorrow." She did not live at the economic level she thought befitted her lineage, characterizing it as "living in poverty." After two business failures (one her husband's, the other of her tavern) she turned to tutoring young ladies and taught them home economics, painting, decorative arts, and => housekeeping very broadly defined. Additionally, she wrote books to use in her teaching and to sell privately for additional income.    This small practical volume covers the topics mentioned above, even unto raising and caring for canaries and silkworms. Recipes are chiefly for preserving diverse foodstuffs, making wines and jellies and jams, etc., but household recipes for cosmetics, for candle making, and for cleaning, dying, repairing, etc. are also present, with these last helpfully addressing intricately specific problems, e.g., the cleaning of oil paintings, the removal of mold or mildew from linen, and the refreshment of soiled lace. A recipe for "Usquebaugh" is definitely => "curious" and "entertaining" in keeping with Mrs. Robertson's title-page promises, while her taxidermical instructions for preserving "birds with their plumage" are both exact and notably intimidating.    Considerable attention is paid to art: painting, japanning, gilding, making casts and impressions, and the symbolism of flowers, birds, trees, and insects. An extended discussion of the history and ceremonial dress of the Orders of the Garter and St. Andrews may derive from and bear witness to Mrs. Robertson's social longings! And because young ladies need to secretly write to beaus or friends, there are recipes for => invisible ink.    Pages 20, 41, 52–53, 62–66, 87, and 119 all have => Americana content showing the spread into daily life in Europe of New World crops and natural products.    "This book was first printed in Edinburgh in 1766 by Walter Ruddiman, and sold by the author herself at Perth, as well as by other booksellers. Second and third editions followed, also by Ruddiman for Robertson, the second with an additional engraved title page" (catalogue record, National Library of Scotland). This is the "fourth edition, with large additions." It is the first edition printed in York and was printed in the same year as the Edinburgh second and third editions.    Searches of ESTC, NUC, and WorldCat locate only four U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this edition.         Cagle, Matter of Taste, 966; Bitting 400; Axord 432; Maclean 124; Noling 349; ESTC T122647. Contemporary plain sheep, worn and with some stains on boards; rebacked, with raised bands, modest gilt ruling, and red leather spine label; new endpapers. A nice copy.

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        Les Contes et Poésies diverses de M. de Voltaire.

      La Haye, Gosse, 1777. ____ Première édition sous ce titre. Elle contient certaines des pièces en vers qui composent les "Contes de Guillaume Vadé", suivies d'autres pièces comme "La mule du Pape", "Le dimanche ou les filles de Minée", "La défense du mondain, ou l'apologie du luxe", "La vanité", "La bégueule conte moral", "Les chevaux et les ânes, ou Étrennes aux sots", etc.. Bengesco 665. Très bel exemplaire en maroquin de l'époque. *****. In-18. [163 x 95 mm] Collation : portrait, 316 pp. Maroquin rouge, dos orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Origines des grâces

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 beautiful and delicate figures by Cochin, engraved by Saint-Aubin, Masquellier, Born, Pelletier ... Quite rare. "One of the most successful Cochin illustrations, and more remarkably engraved." Cohen.Full red morocco old nineteenth end unsigned doubled on contreplats blue morocco with wide lace framing. Mors, caps and corners rubbed. 2 corners bumped. Gilt edges.This prose poem is a lovely pastoral composed by a young girl of 18 years, the origin of Thanksgiving depicts Venus and the Graces, the poem is decorated with small pieces autrres. Writing agreed but within the rules of this kind was that pastoral style which Theocritus was the model and experienced numerous works in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Particular illustration of Cochin will be appreciated. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. à Paris 1777 In-8 (11,5x20cm) relié

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        Tractatus De Morbis Cutaneis

      1777. First Edition . [LORRY, Anne Charles]. Tractatus De Morbis Cutaneis. Paris: P. Guillaume Cavelier, 1777. Quarto, contemporary full tree calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled boards. $1850.First edition of the first book published in France on dermatology.“Lorry is regarded as the father of French dermatologyÂ… His most important work is his Tractatus, in which he attempted the classification of diseases on the basis of essential relations, their physiological, pathological, and etiological similarities. It is the first modern text on the subject” (Garrison and Morton 3983). He was the first to classify the skin as a distinct, living organ of the body and to connect its well-being to oneÂ’s general health as well as to localized skin afflictions. “The spirit and general recommendations of the masterÂ’s magnificent effort, especially in matters of management, the emphasis on the importance of diet and nutrition, and so forth, exerted a powerful influence on the dermatology of France and to a lesser extent of England for many decades to come” (Crissy & Parrish). Text in Latin. Norman 1392. Wellcome III, 547. Text generally fine. Handsome contemporary binding with one minor abrasion to front board and expert restoration. A near-fine copy of this rare and important work.

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        American Crisis. Number III

      , 1777. 1777. First Edition . (PAINE, Thomas). The American Crisis. Number III. By the Author of Common Sense. Philadelphia: Styner and Cist, (1777). Octavo, unbound, stitched as issued, uncut; pp. (25)-56. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $27,500.Rare first edition, second issue, of the third number of Paine

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

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

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        American Crisis. Number III

      1777. First Edition . (PAINE, Thomas). The American Crisis. Number III. By the Author of Common Sense. Philadelphia: Styner and Cist, (1777). Octavo, unbound, stitched as issued, uncut; pp. (25)-56. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $27,500.Rare first edition, second issue, of the third number of Paine’s vital American Crisis series. Paine wrote 13 American Crisis essays between 1776 and 1783, but only Numbers I through V (published between 1776 and 1778) were first printed as separate pamphlets (and later reprinted in newspapers); the rest were given directly to newspapers for publication. These earliest American Crisis pamphlets are all of the utmost rarity. An excellent unbound, uncut copy.Written to boost the morale of American troops, Paine's American Crisis series eventually stretched to thirteen numbers. (The title page does not identify Thomas Paine as the author but instead cites, ""the Author of Common Sense."") Only the first five numbers were separately printed as pamphlets, the rest were given directly to newspapers. In this third number of American Crisis, issued in mid-April 1777, Paine offers a detailed summary of the colonial grievances that sparked calls for Revolution, and pointedly raises the question: ""To know whether it be the interest of the continent to be independent, we need only ask this easy, simple question: Is it in the interest of a man to be a boy all his life?"" (33). This third number is also distinguished by its printing of an April 1777 proclamation by Washington, printed on the verso of the title page, that offers pardons to all returning Continental deserters. The pamphlet is dated on page 56, ""Philadelphia, April 19, 1777.""The first Crisis, published December 19, 1776, is a vitally important rallying cry to the dispirited American soldiers, opening with the stirring words: ""These are the times that try men's souls."" The first Crisis was read in fact, at General Washington's orders, to the American troops on Christmas Day 1776, before the crossing of the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton. In January Paine wrote the second Crisis as an open letter to Lord Richard Viscount Howe, the head of the British fleet Paine watched sail up New York Bay, endeavoring ""to show the impossibility of the enemy making any conquest of America."" In the present Crisis, Paine further responds to British Loyalists and the offer, addressed in number two, of General William Howe to pardon any American who would lay down his arms and declare loyalty to the king of England. In this pamphlet Paine writes angrily of Tories and traitors, and suggests that all Americans take a loyalty oath to the cause of liberty. He goes on to revisit the principal arguments for Independence, and to correctly predict that Philadelphia will be a target of the British armies, as indeed it was that summer. The separate pamphlet editions, all of which are quite rare, were printed in various cities and towns. Evans and Howes cite the Philadelphia editions (for all but number V). The present copy is Gimbel's first edition, second issue, with errata on page 49. Gimbel, Paine Collection, 43. Howes P-16. Shipton & Mooney 15494. Sabin 58207. Evans 15494. Early owner ink signature on first leaf of text.Uncut edges with some expected minor wear. Extremely rare, important and desirable.

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        Letters from Lord Chesterfield

      1777. First Edition . CHESTERFIELD, Lord. Letters from Lord Chesterfield, to Alderman George Faulkner, Dr. Madden, Mr. Sexton, Mr. Derrick, and the Earl of Arran. Being a Supplement to His Lordship’s Letters. London: Printed for John Wallis, 1777. Slim folio, early green cloth rebacked with original spine laid down. $4800.Extremely rare first edition of this supplement to Chesterfield’s collected miscellany, constituting the first publication of 20 important letters.In 1774, a collection of Chesterfield’s letters to his son were published, filled with advice, schooling in various academic disciplines, and general wisdom. The book’s immediate popularity led to the publication, three years later, of Miscellaneous Works. Included therein were assorted writings as well as other parts of Chesterfield’s unpublished correspondence. This exceptionally rare supplement to Miscellaneous Works was published the same year, including 20 letters to various prominent individuals that were not present in the original collection. Among the recipients were George Faulkner, Chesterfield’s favorite bookseller and a well-known Irish printer; Dr. Samuel Madden, an author and philanthropist; Samuel Derrick, an author; and the Earl of Arran. “Chesterfield’s achievements betray a brilliance of intellectual gifts and graces” (DNB). Close friend of Pope, he proved an eloquent statesman admired even by his political opponents. He was Walpole’s most bitter antagonist. Very rare—only eight copies listed in OCLC. Gulik 153. Private library stamp on title page.Marginal paper repairs to half title, scattered foxing and soiling, rubbing to edges of leaves, some wear to cloth. A very good copy of an exceptionally rare work.

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        Les prôneurs, ou le tartuffe littéraire

      EditionBound in full morocco navy late nineteenth signed fields. Chez Delalain à Paris 1777 in-8 (12,5x20cm) viij, 87pp. relié

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        Handwritten warrant on vellum appointing Joseph Smith as one of the King's Waiters in the Port of Bristol.

      1777 Ten lines, with blue embossed tax stamp in top left hand corner. Dated 12th August 1777, signed by Lord North, as Prime Minister, and two other Lords of the Treasury, George Onslow and Viscount Beauchamp, each with their wax 'bust' seal intact. On the verso are four signed memorandums noting the progress of the appointment through the offices of William Aislabie, of Lord Sonders, Auditor, Edward Stanley, Secretary of the Commissioners of Customs, and the Office of William Mellick, Receiver General of Customs. In very good condition, folded as intended. 17 x 43cm.A King's Waiter was a customs officer who 'waited' for ships to arrive before boarding them for inspection prior to docking. This document is dated during the American War of Independence. Lord North was Prime Minister from 1770-1782. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Les prôneurs, ou le tartuffe littéraire

      Chez Delalain 1777 - - Chez Delalain, à Paris 1777, in-8 (12,5x20cm), viij, 87pp., relié. - Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice et de 3 superbes et fines figures par Marillier et gravées par Le Beau et Halbou sur papier fort. On sait que l'auteur se ruina pour la qualité de ses éditions et on retrouve dans cette pièce les qualités bibliophiliques des ouvrages de Dorat. Reliure en plein maroquin marine de la fin du XIXe signée Champs. Dos à nerfs orné, pastiche du XVIIIe siècle. Titre, date et lieu dorés. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Large et riche frise intérieure. Traces de légers frottements à un nerf et 2 coins. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi par un grand relieur. Dorat, ami de Fréron (auteur de la pièce violemment satirique, Les philosophes), s'était déclaré ennemi du parti des philosophes et des encyclopédistes, et cette pièce est une satire de ce que l'auteur appelle dans son avant-propos le "charlatanisme de l'esprit". Grimm, pourtant très critique des qualités de la pièce dans sa Correspondance philosophique, ajoute par honnêteté : "C'est que, malgré tous ces défauts, les prôneurs sont un ouvrage plein d'esprit, plein de traits heureux, et où l'on trouvera même quelques situations et des scènes entières d'un effet fort piquant." NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition Bound in full morocco navy late nineteenth signed fields. viij, 87pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Claus Frees Hornemans Prøve=Oversættelse af det gamle Testaments Skrivter som indeholder Profeten Michah med gorklarende Omskrivning of Anmærkninger for lærde og ulærde. + Anhang til sin Prøve-Oversættelse af Profeten Michae

      Kjøbenhavn 1777 - (8)+227+(10)+XX+224+(2) sider p. Minimale fejl på permer Indbundet i et meget fint saamtifig hellæder med 5 ophøjede bånd, meget rig gulddedekoration og titelfelt med guldtryk på ryg. Helt rent of smukt eksemplar

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