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        Storia polemica delle proibizioni de' libri.

      Rom, Generoso Salomoni, 1777. - Erstausgabe dieser seltenen Schrift über die Bücherzensur von der Antike bis zum „Index Librorum Prohibitorum" unter Papst Alexander VII. - Die gestochene Titelvignette zeigt eine allegorische Darstellung des Wappens des Widmungsempfängers Papst Pius VI.; die Kupfervignette am Titelblatt eine Bücherverbrennung. - Einband berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Vorderdeckel m. Nummernschild. Titelbl. gestempelt. Leicht gebräunt u. wasserrandig. - Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 4°. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz m. gest. Vignette. Mit einer gest. Anfangsvignette u. einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. XX, 398 S., Pgmt. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Historisch-kritische Nachrichten von Italien,. welche eine Beschreibung dieses Landes, der Sitten, Regierungsform, Handlung, des Zustandes der Wissenschaften und insonderheit der Werke der Kunst enthalten. Zweyte viel vermehrte und durchgehends verbesserte Auflage. 3 Bände.

      Leipzig Caspar Fritsch - 1778 1777 - Allegorisches Titelkupfer (Geyser fec.), XXXVI S. mit gestochener Titelvignette (Putti als Zeichner), 808 S. u. VIII S. mit gestochener Titelvignette (Petersdom), 943, (1) S. u. 4 Bl. mit gestochener Titelvignette (Vesuv), 922 S., 28 Bl. "Verzeichniß der merkwürdigsten Sachen" (= Gesamtregister für die drei Bände). Halblederbände der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit floraler Rückenvergoldung und jeweils 2 Rückenschildern (Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rückenschilder bei Band 1 u. 3 abgefallen, bei Band 2 das obere unvollständig, 2 Rücken am Kopf mit kleinen Ausrissen, altes Exlibris und Stempel der "Emdener Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst u. Vaterländische Alterthümer" auf dem Vorsatz, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, innen gut). "Goethes Reiseführer in Italien" in der zweiten und letzten Auflage.- J. J. Volkmann (1732 - 1803) hatte 1757/58 Italien bereist und seine Zeit "vorzüglich auf die Betrachtung der Werke der Kunst, der Alterthümer und was sonst zu den Wissenschaften gehört", verwendet. Volkmanns 1770/71 und 1777/78 in nur 2 Auflagen erschienener Reiseführer ist "von besonderer Wichtigkeit, weil sein Buch der Reiseführer der Deutschen seiner Zeit in Italien war. . Das Buch ist . ein rühmliches Zeugnis deutschen Fleißes; es baut sich auf allen Vorhergehenden (Lalande, Montfaucon, Cochin, Montagu, Addison, Ferber, Burney, Jagemann, Bernoulli u.a.) auf, von dem es im Vorwort ausführlich kritische Rechenschaft gibt. . Im ganzen ist wohl nicht zuviel gesagt, daß keine andere Nation einen derart gründlichen Reisemarschall aus alter Zeit aufzuweisen hat" (Schlosser).- Goethe hatte sich die erste Auflage des Volkmann von seinem Freund C. L. v. Knebel ausgeliehen und auf seiner italienischen Reise eifrig konsultiert (und schließlich in seine Bibliothek übernommen). Allerdings empfiehlt er den Volkmann später "notabene in der neuesten Auflage" von 1777/78. Auch Lessing und Herder haben ihren Volkmann in Italien mit Gewinn benutzt.- Schlosser (Kunstliteratur) 473 f; Schröder 4173,6 (Volckmann); Tresoldi I,440; Noack (Deutschtum) II,46; Slg Kippenberg I,1642 (Zweyte Aufl: "Dieses Buch begleitete Goethe auf seiner Reise nach Italien"): EA: Ruppert (Goethes Bibliothek) 2184 (Knebels Exemplar); Auch ich in Arkadien Nr. 48; Karhof/Köhne Nr. 5. 2145 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gabriele Klara]
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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacrements, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: together with the Psalter of Psalms of David.

      Cambridge Printed by John Archdeacon printer to the University 1777 - 16mo., contemporary ink ownership to front free endpaper, contemporary red panelled calf gilt, single Greek key panel, smooth spine gilt in five compartments, gilt edges, very good indeed. Gaskell 20. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Tractatus de Morbis Cutaneis.

      Parisiis, apud Guill. Cavelier, 1777, - in-4, pp. (4), XVI, 704, (4), bella legatura del tel tempo p. pelle marmorizz., dorso a nervi con tit. e ricchi fregi oro, tagli rossi. Il nome dell'autore si legge all'inizio della lunga prefazione all'amico Steph. Lud. Geoffroy. Prima edizione di trattato che costituisce il fondamento della dermatologia moderna francese; vi si esaminano a fondo i vari tipi di pelle, le cause delle infezioni, si descrivono i tumori e tutte le malattie dermatologiche, compresa la calvizie. Il Lorry (1726-1783) fu medico e scienziato che portò la sua indagine in vari settori della medicina. Bell'esempl. a larghi margini, con ex-libris della biblioteca del Dott. P.F. de la Bonnardière, uno dei più eminenti medici di Lyon del XIX secolo. Raro. Ottimo esempl. Waller 6020. D.S.B. VIII, 505-7. Garrison-Morton 3983: «Lorry is regarded as the founder of French Dermatology. A pupil of Jean Astruc, his most important work is his Tractatus, in wich 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 subiect». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Tod des Offiziers Louis d'Assas im Gefecht bei Kloster Kamp 1760 ('Mort Du Chevalier D'Assas Le 15 Octobre 1760 à Clostercamp près Wesel sur le bas Rhin .').

      - Kupferstich n. Casanova, dat. 1777, 33,5 x 43

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Die neuesten Offenbarungen Gottes Erster und Zweiter Theil (in einem Band)

      Frankenthal, Ludwig Bernhard Friedrich Gegel, (1777). Zwote Auflage 2 nn.Bl., 428 S., 332 S. Halbledereinband, Rückentitel, umlaufender Rotschnitt, ca. 11,4 x 18 cm. Einband leicht berieben und bestossen, das Bezugspapier stellenweise beschabt. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt, einzelne Fleckchen. Buchschnitt angeschmutzt. Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Versuch einer Übersetzung des neuen Testamentes in eine leicht verständliche Sprache, das 1777 in weiten Teilen Deutschlands verboten wurde. Versand D: 4,50 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Morch-Israel]
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        Mineralogie. Afhandlende Egenskaber og Brug af Jord= og Steenarter, Salter, mineralske brænlige legemer og Metaller.

      Kiøbenhavn, Simmelkiær, 1777. Samtidigt helldrbd. med rig rygforgyldning, forgyldt titelfelt. Stregramme i guld på permer. Øverste kapitæl slidt. Rygforgyldningen noget slidt. XXIV,320,(2) pp. Bortset fra titelbladet, indvendig ren og trykt på skrivepapir. Titelbladet defekt: en del af bladets højre del bortrevet med tab af 8 bogstaver, "gie" i Mineralogie, "alske" i mineralske.. Den sjældne originaludgave af den første trykte mineralogi på dansk.Scarce first edition of the first Danish mineralogy, a complete introduction to the subject. It emulates the work of Johan Gotschalk Wallerius upon which it is based by including in the species descriptions notes on synonoymes, hardness, physical appearance, origins, and uses. In addition, every mineral listed has a reference to Wallerius' system as presented in Systema Mineralogicum (1st ed., Holmiæ, 1772-5). Brünnich adopts a classification system founded on chemical principles that provides a good foundation for the logical organization of the species.Bibl. Danica II, 199

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Memoirs of Eminently Pious Women, Who Were Ornaments to Their Sex, Blessings to Their Families, and Edifying Examples to the Church and World

      London, England: J. Buckland, 1777. Presumed first edition and so stated in the The History and Antiquities of Dissenting Churches and Meeting Houses [1810] and also in the Encyclopaedia of Religious Knowledge [1844]. Complete in two volumes. Approximately 8 x 5 inches. Likely not the original binding as the pages appear to be trimmed. Bound [or rebound early on] in full period saddle tan calf, with mild rubbing to the covers but still a lovely hand. Hubbed spines, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped title on red leather as to each spine. The outside corners of the boards display very minor loss of material. Gilt tooled fore-edges. Hinges appear strong and text blocks securely bound in. All edges tinted a faint bluish-green, to a handsome effect. Laid paper, rag content. With lxii, [ii], 436; [iv], 528 pages + 12 full-page engraved plates, being portraits of famous women from English history, such as Lady Jane Grey, Catharine Parr, and Queen Mary. Engraved arms of dedicatee, Countess of Huntingdon, at the beginning. No inscriptions, signatures, underlining, highlighting, or other such marks observed. Some off-setting around the margin edges of the preliminaries. Some darkening to the top portion of the front board of Vol. 2. Else a remarkably clean set of two volumes and a handsome addition to any library shelf on female piety as conceived of in the 18th century by dissenting English clergy. The front FEP of both volumes with the handsome ex libris plate of E. H. Greenly. A Very Good copy. Rare, even scarce. Gibbons [1720-1785] was an indefatigable champion of the Protestant faith. He was a dissenting minister based in London and was known as a bad poet as well as a friend of Dr. Johnson. Greenly [1861-1951], DSc., was known as an eminent geologist of Anglesey. Motto, Fal y gallo. "As I can." Titley Court, Herefordshire, was the Greenly ancestral home as far back as the reign of Edward IV.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Copenhagen-Kopenhagen, anno 1760, Seutter-Lotter,

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Copenhagen-Kopenhagen, anno 1760, Seutter-Lotter, Kopenhagen. "Coppenhagen". Altkol. Stadtplan, darunter unkol. Prospekt (10,5:56,5 cm). Kupf. von J. T. Kraus bei M. Seutter-Lotter, um 1760. Blattmaß: 55x66 cm., gering gebräunt. Fauser 6891. - Im Plan mit Markierung der 1728 abgebrannten Häuser. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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        Friedrich \"der Große\", König von Preußen: (1712-1786): Brief m. eigenh. U. (\"Frch\").

      Potsdam, 16. IX. 1777. 4°. 1/2 S.An Obrist von Rohdich in der Angelegenheit des Garde-Grenadier Frochen unter Einschaltung des preußischen Kavallerieoffiziers Generalmajor von Apenburg (= Levin Gideon Friedrich von Apenburg, 1724-1794). - // - \"Mein lieber Obrist v. Rohdich. Bey denen in Eurem Bericht vom 15ten dieses, angezeigten Umbständen, in Ansehung des Grenadier Frochen, vom Zweytten Battaillon Garde bin Ich davon wohl zufrieden, daß derselbe mit einem andern, vom Regiment Apenburg vertauschet wird, und habe Ich das deshalb nöthige an Meinen General Major v. Apenburg, bereits ergehen laßen, und Euch solches, zu Eurer Achtung, hiedurch bekannt machen wollen. Ich bin Euer Wohlaffectionirter König. // Potsdam den 16.ten September 1777\". - // - Schön unterzeichnet mit der großen Paraphe \"Frch\".- Winzige Verletzung am oberen Rand (Text nicht betroffen), sonst sehr gut. Versand D: 4,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Husslein]
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        Memoirs of Eminently Pious Women, Who Were Ornaments to Their Sex, Blessings to Their Families, and Edifying Examples to the Church and World

      London, England: J. Buckland, 1777. Presumed first edition and so stated in the The History and Antiquities of Dissenting Churches and Meeting Houses [1810] and also in the Encyclopaedia of Religious Knowledge [1844]. Complete in two volumes. Approximately 8 x 5 inches. Likely not the original binding as the pages appear to be trimmed. Bound [or rebound early on] in full period saddle tan calf, with mild rubbing to the covers but still a lovely hand. Hubbed spines, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped title on red leather as to each spine. The outside corners of the boards display very minor loss of material. Gilt tooled fore-edges. Hinges appear strong and text blocks securely bound in. All edges tinted a faint bluish-green, to a handsome effect. Laid paper, rag content. With lxii, [ii], 436; [iv], 528 pages + 12 full-page engraved plates, being portraits of famous women from English history, such as Lady Jane Grey, Catharine Parr, and Queen Mary. Engraved arms of dedicatee, Countess of Huntingdon, at the beginning. No inscriptions, signatures, underlining, highlighting, or other such marks observed. Some off-setting around the margin edges of the preliminaries. Some darkening to the top portion of the front board of Vol. 2. Else a remarkably clean set of two volumes and a handsome addition to any library shelf on female piety as conceived of in the 18th century by dissenting English clergy. The front FEP of both volumes with the handsome ex libris plate of E. H. Greenly. A Very Good copy. Rare, even scarce. Gibbons [1720-1785] was an indefatigable champion of the Protestant faith. He was a dissenting minister based in London and was known as a bad poet as well as a friend of Dr. Johnson. Greenly [1861-1951], DSc., was known as an eminent geologist of Anglesey. Motto, Fal y gallo. "As I can." Titley Court, Herefordshire, was the Greenly ancestral home as far back as the reign of Edward IV.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        de la VIGNE - Mémoire couronné par l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Arts de METZ dans sa séance publique du jour de S. LOUIS, 25 Août 1776

      S. Lamort, Nancy 1777 - de la VIGNE - Mémoire couronné par l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Arts de METZ dans sa séance publique du jour de S. LOUIS, 25 Août 1776 par le M. DURIVAL le jeune ouvrage in-8°,relié (12.5 cm x 19.7 cm) reliure cartonnée, dominotée d'attente d'époque, 87 pages, 3 planches dépliantes, édition Originale rare, chez S. Lamort à Nancy, 1777 les 3 planches représentant des ceps avec les différentes tailles ont été dessinées par l'auteur et gravées par le graveur Nancéien Yves-Dominique Collin Bon état (deux planches présentent des souillures, cf scan) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liseronsblancs]
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        Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen; Band 1- 5 in 7 Bänden

      Fines Mundi, Saarbrücken 2106 - Original erschienen bei im Verlage Wolfgang Walthers, Erlangen, 1777. 388; VI, 190; II, 234; II, 396; II, 372; II, 373- 698, II, 1- 85, Mit etwa 343 colorierten Tafeln mit über 1000 Einzelabbildungen. Verlagsfrischer, bibliophil ausgestatteter Faksimile-Reprint, gedruckt auf einem schönen alterungsbeständigen und säurefreien Werkdruckpapier, das den Originaleindruck am Besten wiedergibt. Gebunden als robuste Bibliotheksversion in Ganzleinen mit Rückengoldprägung. Aus dem Verlag Fines Mundi, Saarbrücken. Ein dem Stil der Zeit entsprechender Umschlag wurde auf dem Vorderdeckel aufgezogen.Format: Quart (30,5 x 22,8), Schrifttyp: Fraktur, Sprache: Deutsch. Please notice: we offer here a facsimile of the original edition, bound in hardcover, printed on an acid free paper, lightly coloured. Coloured plates are printed in colour, maps reduced to 12 x 18 inches. Our bindings are handmade in different styles. Please contact us, if you have further questions.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Nouvelle Carte des Côtes des Carolines, Septentrionales et Meridionales de Cap Fear a sud Edisto. Levees et Sondees par N. Pocock en 1770

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Nouvelles expériences sur la résistance des fluides, par MM. d'Alembert, le Marquis de Condorcet, & l'Abbé Bossut, Membres de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, &c.

      A Paris: Chez Claude-Antoine Jombert, Fils aîné, Libraire du Roi pour la Génie & l Artillerie, MDCCLXXVII 1777 - [i.e. 1777].- [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 8º, (192x121 mm.); 232 p.; sign.: [2], A-08, P4; 5 grabados desplegables.- // Encuadernación media piel color berenjena; lomo con tejuelo grabado y decoracion en dorados; papel verjurado. Pequeña pérdida del papel de aguas en plano delantero en el encuentro con el lomo; ligeras rozaduras. Ejemplar en estado magnífico, sin apenas oxidaciones, sin anotaciones de ningún tipo, con buenos márgenes y grabados en excelente estado.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Cioranescu, XVIII, 7557; Roberts & Trent, p. 9. Libro [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andarto B.]
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        Arte de cerero Y aumentado con varias notas: el Diccionario de las voces facultativas: y una noticia de las cosechas de Cera de las Provincias de España, en donde se puede hacer acopio de ella, etc

      Madrid, Pedro Marín, 1777 - 8º, XVI+420 p + 9 láminas plegadas, pergamino de época algo rozado y con pequeñas manchas, cortes moteados. Falto de guarda anterior, provocando cierta holgura del plano anterior con respecto al cuerpo del libro; puntos de óxido esporádicos. BUEN ESTADO. Las láminas calcográficas, plegadas, muestrann materiales y procesos de la fabricación de artículos de cera

      [Bookseller: MIQUELEIZ ANTIGUEDADES]
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        Carte Eveche Paderborn, 1762, Lotter T.C., Straßenlaufkarte, sel

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Carte Eveche Paderborn, 1762, Lotter T.C., Straßenlaufkarte, selten. 'Carte De L'Eveche De Paderborn avec une Partie de Westphalie, du Princip. de Waldeck du Landgraviat de Hesse-Cassel, du Duche de Brounsvic de l'Abb. de Corvey et du Comte de Lippe. dressee sur de nouvelles Observations par Mr. Charlet de la Roziere Capitaine de Dragons et Aide de Camp de Mr. le Marechall Duc de Broglie, et gravee par Tobie Conr. Lotter Geogr. a Augsbourg. 1762' Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Louis Francois Carlet b. Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, dat. 1762. Blattmaß: 55x66 cm., sehr schönes Verlagskolorit, nahezu fleckenfrei; von sehr guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HONBLE. SR. WM. HOWE. KNIGHT OF THE BATH & COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES IN AMERICA

      London: John Morris, 1777. Slight edge wear, minor tape repair in upper corners. Brief biography in pencil on verso. Image quite clean. Very good. An attractive mezzotint portrait of Sir William Howe, executed while he was serving as commander of the British forces in America. Howe is shown in a half-length standing pose, wearing the star and sash of the Order of the Bath. Howe succeeded Gage as commander of the British forces in the colonies during the Revolution, serving in this capacity from 1775 to 1778. He was quite popular with his troops, and the casual pose struck here communicates a sense of his pleasant demeanor. This print is an ample demonstration of the demand in England at the time for images of British war heroes. Howe had distinguished himself as early as the French and Indian War, and his stature as commander of British forces in North America helped create a market for his image, along with those of other key military leaders. British printers responded by creating several portraits, most of them bearing little resemblance to their subject. These portraits were instead created from a basic visual template. The present portrait of Howe is one such example of this trend, as it bears little resemblance to other contemporary portraits of him, and there is no record of the General having sat for a portrait by a Charles Corbutt. To further complicate matters, "Charles Corbutt" was a pseudonym used by a Dublin-born engraver named Richard Purcell. A fine example of Revolutionary iconography. CRESSWELL, pp.40-41 (ref). ANB 11, p.345.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE TRIAL OF JOHN HORNE, ESQ; UPON AN INFORMATION FILED EX OFFICIO BY HIS MAJESTY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR A LIBEL...

      London: S. Bladon, 1777. Folio. Modern paper boards with buckram spine. Boards slightly bent, spine lightly rubbed. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Minor foxing. Very good. Trial of English radical John Horne Tooke, charged with libel for writing that the British troops murdered colonists at Lexington and Concord. "Following a clash between the colonists and British troops at Lexington and Concord in April 1775, the Constitutional Society, at Horne's suggestion, raised a subscription for the Americans concerned. Horne was to convey the money to Benjamin Franklin, and the society's resolutions were drawn up by Horne and published in the newspapers to announce that the subscription was for 'our beloved American fellow-subjects, who...preferring death to slavery, were...inhumanly murdered by the King's troops'....Horne found himself charged with libel for the advertisement he prepared, and on 4 July 1777 was tried before Lord Mansfield. He defended himself with characteristic forcefulness and audacity but was found guilty and sentenced to one year in prison, to pay a fine of £200, and to find sureties for three years of £400 from himself and £200 from two others" - DNB. Only ten copies listed in ESTC. ESTC T201343. SABIN 96176.

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        THE ANNUAL REGISTER, VOLUME 19 (XlX) CONTAINING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

      London, printed for J. Dodsley, 1777. or A View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the year 1776. London, 1777. Contains an early British printing in book form of THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE in Congress 4th July 1776, printed in full. 8vo, 221 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, pages: iv, 1-192, 113-270, [1], 1-259, [9]- contents, the irregular pagination is the same in all copies, bound in half contemporary calf, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Spine rubbed with some minor cracks, both hinges beginning to crack but covers holding firmly, corners worn and rubbed, 2 pages have a small ink spot and another has a tiny hole, text easily understood, a few pages have pale age-browning and the occasional pale brown spot mostly to margins, old ink name and date to top of blank endpaper, otherwise a very good clean copy. The Declaration of Independence is followed by the XVI Articles of Confederation between the thirteen colonies, resolved and signed at Philadelphia on 4 Oct. 1776 (pages 261-270), chapter 8 page 143 relates military conflicts between America and Britain, see attached image with listing. See: Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, Volume 1, No. 1614. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An Act to Regulate the Militia of the Common-Wealth of Pennsylvania

      John Dunlap, Philadelphia 1777 - 12mo. 34 pp. Booklet, remnants of binding cords, traces of hide glue along the spine, light foxing, no marginal tears, very good copy. (34072). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy

      Dodsley, London 1777 - A new edition. Complete in six volumes, a very good set in contemporary calf, morocco labels all in place and joints sound. Complete with the frontis after Hograth in volume 1 and marbled page in volume 3. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on the title pages. A very good set of an early edition of Strene's masterpiece. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spirito delle Leggi del Signore di Montesquieu con le note dell'Abate Antonio Genovesi

      Domenico Terres (1777), Napoli - Al primo volume ritratto dell'Abate Genovesi e del Montesquieu; ai frontespizi bella marca editoriale incisa. Si tratta della prima edizione italiana completa di quest'opera (che vide la sua prima edizione originale nel 1748) dopo un precedente tentativo di pubblicazione bloccato dalla censura nel 1750. Il testo dell'opera annotato dal Genovesi à preceduto nel primo volume da una Prefazione dell'Editore che si vanta di conservare "nel suo studio privato" l'originale delle note manoscritte dell'illustre commentatore; seguono l'Elogio del Sig. di Montesquieu posto in fronte al quinto volume dell'Enciclopedia dal Sig. D'Alembert, l'Elogio dello stesso Sig di Montesquieu letto nell'Assemblea dell'Accademia Reale delle Scienze di Berlino dal Sig. di Maupertuis, l'Analisi dello Spirito delle Leggi del Sig D'Alembert, il Discorso del Sig. Di Montesquieu nell'essere ammesso nell'Accademia Francese e la Prefazione dell'Autore. Nel quarto volume, al testo dello Spirito delle Leggi, fanno seguito una Difesa dello Spirito delle Leggi, un Ringraziamento sincero ad un Uomo Caritatevole attribuito a M. de Voltaire, il Lisimaco e un vastissimo Indice delle Materie. Numero di tavole: 2 pp.(44), CX, 377 (1); XXXVI, 431, (1); XXXII, 415, (1); VIII, 462, (2) altezza 20 larghezza 13 Quattro volumi. Legatura in pergamena con titolo e fregi in oro su tassello bicolore al dorso (piccola mancanza al tassello del IV volume); macchie in prossimità del bordo superiore del piatto anteriore al I volume, alone all'angolo superiore esterno del piatto posteriore del III volume e all'angolo inferiore esterno del piatto anteriore del IV volume; per il resto in buone condizioni.Carte leggermente brunite con sparse fioriture, soprattutto all'inizio e alla fine dei volumi; nel I volume pallida gora di umidità al bordo superiore delle carte da a8 a E4 senza compromissione di testo;nel II volume pallida gora di umidità al bordo esterno delle carte da K8 a Y3 senza compromissione di testo; nel III volume macchia bruna vicino all'angolo esterno alto delle carte da Bb1 a Cc8.

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        Egypt/Course of the Nil, map, Lotter, anno 1760 scarce

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Egypt/Course of the Nil, map, Lotter, anno 1760 scarce Coppermap, edited by T.C. Lotter, anno 1760, with inset of the course of the river Nil. Old colours, size: 51x60 and 48x59 cm. Ascarce map, good condition, only little brownish, printed on thick paper. Please see the fotos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STATE OF MASSACHUSETT'S [sic] BAY...AN ACT TO PREVENT MONOPOLY AND OPPRESSION [caption title]

      [Boston, 1777. String-tied self-wrappers, as issued. Contemporary ink notations on first page and verso of final text page. Two small holes in final leaf, affecting about five words. Very good. The present copy bears the ownership signature of Jonathan Stone of the central Massachusetts town of Rutland, just north of Worcester. The final blank page contains Stone's ink notes recording the names of leading Rutland citizens and politicians, as well as several calculations. In 1777, Massachusetts passed a State Price Act, allowing towns to set prices on various groceries and commodities to prevent profiteering through hoarding and price gouging. This printed version of the Act, passed Jan. 25, sets out the reasoning for the law in a preamble, provides a list of goods and services with the maximum prices that could be asked, and authorizes localities throughout the state to set their own prices based on "usage and custom." The law was repealed in October 1777. EVANS 15404. CUSHING 976. NAIP w033147.

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        Geschichte der Kriege in und ausser Europa (Teile 9-16 von 30 in 1 Band).

      Nürnberg, Raspe, 1777/78. - Mit 10 gestochenen Portraits, 4 gestochenen Faltkarten (davon 3 koloriert), 3 Falttafeln (davon 2 koloriert), 120, 128, 92, 104, 90, 114, 90 Seiten, etwas späterer Halbledereinband, 20,5 x 17,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben, innen etwas gebräunt. Wichtiger zeitgenössischer deutschsprachiger Bericht über den amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg mit 10 Portraits amerikanischer Militärführer und einem Plan von Philadelphia. Die Teile 9. bis 16. beinhalten die Ereignisse von Sommer 1777 bis Herbst 1778 (ab Teil 13 auch mit Berichten vom Bayerischen Erbfolgekrieg).

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        Virtue in humble life: containing reflections on relative duties, particularly those of masters and servants ... Various anecdotes of the living and the dead: in two hundred and nine conversations, between a father and his daughter, amidst rural scenes ... with a manual of devotion.

      London: Printed for Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; Sewel, near the Royal-Exchange; and Bew, in Pater-noster-Row 4to (28.4 cm, 11.2"). 2 vols. in 1. I: Frontis., [2] ff., xvii, [1], vii, [1], 323, [1] p., [2] ff., pp. 325 (i.e., 327)–411, [1] p. II: Frontis., vii, [1], 523, [1] p.. 1777 This is the second edition of => father-daughter dialogues intended to strengthen => servants' morals by myriad examples and advice; it was first published as an octavo series in 1774, using much the same content as Hanway's earlier Farmer's Advice to his Daughter (1770). The author (1712–86) was a merchant and philanthropist known not only for his charity, but also for regularly sporting both a sword and an umbrella at a time when neither was fashionable, and for tipping attractive female servants especially well. (He was a prolific author, too.) Chapters include conversations between daughter Mary and her father on the utmost importance of prayer, sacraments, and charity; the "reciprocal duties of masters and servants"; the "necessity of subordination"; and "caution to female domestics against dancing-meetings," among many, many other topics large and small. The text is handsomely printed double-column in roman and italic, with => two finely engraved frontispieces signed by E. Edwards and J. Hall, one at the beginning of each volume: the first of a father and daughter sitting beneath a tree; the second of Hanway seated on a rock, contemplating a book and skull beneath the motto "Never Despair" — the author's own, which he adopted after a particularly grueling merchant voyage for the Russia Company in 1743. Each volume also has its own title-page, the Manual of Devotion, Consisting of Prayers, Psalms, Hymns, and Lessons that appears between the two having its own as well. Contemporary speckled calf, boards framed in a gilt Greek key pattern, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers; recently rebacked, spine gilt extra preserving original gilt-tooled green morocco label and adding a new red one gilt with author and title. Boards stained and scratched in a few places, corners bumped, chipping leather glued down; marbled endpapers repaired with photocopy segments of the original design. Ex-library: stamps on bottom edge, front endpaper, and rear pastedown (only). Mild to moderate foxing on a handful of leaves in each volume, and one small circular stain affecting eight or so pages in first, while pages mostly clean and bright; short closed tear to bottom margin of one leaf in second volume. => Nice.

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        Disertacion apologetica a favor del privilegio, que por costumbre introducida por la Bula de la santa cruzada goza la Nacion Española en el uso de los oratorios domesticos, leida, en la Real Academia de buenas letras de Sevilla en 25. de octubre de 1771.

      En Sevilla: Por D. Josef Padrino Small 4to (18.5 cm; 7.25"). [1] f., 104 pp.. [colophon, 1777] Our author was the "cura mas antiguo del Sagrario de [Sevilla], examinador Synodal de su arzobispado, comisario y revisor de libros del Santo Oficio, academico numerario," and the "censor de dicha Real Academia." His work was. first read before the Real Academia on 25 October 1771 but because of delays in obtaining the necessary licenses to print it, publication was delayed until 1777. In this work of canon law and Catholic Church customs and practices, Baquero studies the privilege that the Bull of the Holy Crusade granted the Spanish nation regarding oratories in private residences; it applied not only to Spain but to colonies as well. The first of three, this edition was published by "un amigo del author." The other editions appeared in 1781 AND 1861. Only one U.S. library reports ownership of either the 1777 or 1781 edition. It should be noted that there is NO 1771 edition, despite Palau and online cataloguing; cataloguers have simply failed to look at the last page of the supposed 1771 edition to see that the colophon is dated 1777. This offers one very pretty large initial and some modestly nice work with type ornaments. Contemporary limp vellum, a bit missing from back cover; evidence of ties, and binding with light dust-soiling. Lacking rear free endpaper. A clean, nice copy.

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        "A new and authentic history of England, from the most remote period of genuine historical evidence, to the present important crisis: containing ... an accurate chronological account of remarkable events; an entertaining recital of singular occurrences ... Embellished and illustrated with upwards of one hundred curious copper plates"

      London: printed for J. Cooke at Shakespear's-Head. 1777-79. "First edition, likely the first issue with the last recorded events being Spring, 1779, and bound from the original 80 parts; folio, pp. [4], 871, [7] (regal table, genealogical account, directions to the binder, and list of subscribers); collated complete with engraved frontispiece, 3 engraved maps, 93 engraved plates and one folding facsimile; contemporary full reversed calf, neatly rebacked to style, spine in 7 compartments, unadorned; edges worn and old restoration to the corners; title page miscreased, frontispiece miscreased, slightly spotted and with a waterstain in the top margin; all else very good and sound. Includes much on the American colonies and the American Revolution."

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        Pflichten des Maurers bey dem Grabe eines Bruders. Eine Freymäurer-Rede in der Loge zu den dreyen Kronen in Königsberg. Von B. E- (d.i. Hippel).

      Danzig J H Flörke 1777 - 62 Seiten, Kl8°, hellblauer Interims-Kart. d.Zt. mit Rückenschildchen. Erste Ausgabe. - Umschlag mit 2 kleinen Flecken, kleine Fehlstellen des Rückenbezuges an den Kapitalen sauber kaschiert, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar, das Titelblatt mit ornamentiertem Rahmen und rad. Titelvignette mit Freimaurersymbolen. Mit altem Namenseintrag in Sepia. - Seltene Freimaurer-Schrift. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Contes et Nouvelles en vers

      ohne, ohne 1777 - 2 Pappbände, berieben und bestossen. Seiten sind unbeschnitten, starkes Papier und die Kupfer in sehr gutem kräftigem Abdruck. Sander 1049. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Londres: T. Becket & P. Elmsly 4to (27 cm, 10.6"). 3 vols. I: [2], iii, [1], lx, 656 pp. (pagination skips 17–32, text uninterrupted). II: [2], iii, [1], ccviii, 495, [1 (blank)] pp. III: [2], iii, lxviii, [1], 696 pp.; 1 fold. plt., 2 plts.. 1777 Sole edition thus: Three-volume set of selected pieces from the Histoire et mémoires de l'Académie, a massive collection of French-language commentary and criticism on Greek and Latin classics. The printing of the Histoire et mémoires commenced in 1717 and ran through 1809, with the total number of volumes coming to 51; the present compilation offers especially noteworthy treatises from the beginning of the series through 1763. The third volume includes two plates and one oversized, folding plate reproducing two inscriptions and a frieze, engraved by E. Malpas. ~> Uncommon outside of Great Britain's libraries. Contemporary treed calf, spines gilt extra, with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels; leather worn at edges and moderately rubbed with joints cracking. Front pastedowns with private bookplates and signs that a plate was removed on front free endpaper (one vol. endpaper holed); impressions of old pencilled shelf numbers on title-pages (and one lightly inked old date). First two leaves of vol. III with upper margins stained and final leaf browned; some pages with a few spots of faint foxing, most clean and crisp.

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        Seven Years War, map, anno 1760, Lotter T.C.

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Seven Years War, map, anno 1760, Lotter T.C. Die durch die Engllaender beunruhigte Franzözische Küsten Ao. 1758 Augsburg, Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1760 "Die durch die Engllaender beunruhigte Franzözische Küsten Ao. 1758 . - Les Cotes de France .". Orig copper-engraving by. M. A. Lotter after Ch. F. Heyden's drawing. Published in Augsburg by T. C. Lotter, ca. 1760." With great figure Ger.-Fr. title-cartouche, a inset chart (depicts the attack of a British naval force, commanded by Admirals Osborne and Saunders on a French squadron off Cartagena, in southern Spain). Sieze of the leaf: 55x66 cm., printed in publishers colours, little brownish on margins. Scarce map. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Stadt Baaden. Aquatinta v. u. nach Wilhelm Friedrich Schlotterbeck aus ?Ansichten von Baden in Nieder-Oesterreich?. Wien, T. Mollo um 1815, 28 x 35,5 cm (Plattenrand) / 39,5 x 50 cm (Blattgr.)

      - Nebehay-W. 644 / 5.- Sehr seltene Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe.- Der Kupferstecher und Zeichner Wilhelm Friedrich Schlotterbeck (geb. Hertingen, Baden-Durlach 23. 2. 1777; gest. Wien, 6. 4. 1819) wurde durch seine romantischen Landschaftsansichten in der damals noch neuartigen Aquatinta-Technik berühmt. Er unternahm im Auftrag seines Verlegers Mollo zahlr. Reisen nach Salzburg, in die österreichischen Alpenländer, Wanderungen durch Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Steiermark sowie in der Wiener Umgebung als deren Ergebnisse Ansichten im Druck erschienen.- Sehr breitrandiges Exemplar, Ränder etw. braunfleckig.

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        Udførlig Afhandling om Bier, og en for Dannemark og Norge nyttig Bie-Avls Anlæg, indeelt i To Deele, hvoraf den første handler om den Tamme, og den anden om den Vilde- eller Skov-Bie-Avl.

      Kiøbenhavn, Trykt hos Lauritz Christian Simmelkiær, 1777. (48) + 799 +(5) s. Foldet kobberstukket plansje. Samt. skinnbd. Gult skinn tittelfelt. Ryggdekor i gull. Svakt skrapet på for og bakperm, ellers et meget fint eks

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        Rheinlaufkarte, anno 1760, Lotter T.C., selten

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Rheinlaufkarte, anno 1760, Lotter T.C., selten "Sedes ac Theatrum Bellorum per plurimos annos in Regionibus Rheni, Mosae ac Mosellae adiacentibus; gestorum accuratissima delineatione oculis exhibitum. Cura et Impensis Tobiae Conr. Lotter. Gabriel Bodenehr Sculpsit"; Enthält: Karte der Gebiete um Rhein, Maas und Mosel mit Vignette Maße: 60,4 x 47 (Höhe x Breite), Trägerformat: 61 cm x 47,8 cm (Höhe x Breite) Geografische Begrenzung: li.o. Delft; re.o. Sachsenhangen (Sassenhagen); li.u. Poligny; re.u. Klösterle (Klösterlein) Seltene Rheinlaufkarte, originales Verlagskolorit, sauberer Abdruck [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Bible enfin expliquée par plusieurs Aumôniers de S. M. L. R. D. P. [Sa Majesté Le Roi De Prusse]. Troisième édition. Revue, corrigée & augmentée.

      A Londres [Genève] 1777 - 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-8 de (4)-274 pp. et (4)-260 pp., veau porphyre glacé, dos lisse orné, triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Edition augmentée d'un Avertissement de l'éditeur, vraisemblablement rédigé par Voltaire, indiquant que les fautes typographiques des précédentes éditions ont été corrigées dans celle-ci, dont le texte a été également remanié, notamment dans les dernières pages. « Ce vaste ouvrage résume en quelques sortes les attaques de Voltaire contre la Bible. Paru en 1776, il remonte en droite ligne à l'époque de Cirey, où Voltaire et la marquise du Châtelet lisaient et commentaient un chapitre des Ecritures pendant le déjeûner. Au fil des années, la science biblique de Voltaire s'est constamment enrichie, si bien que, vers la fin de sa vie, il est devenu un des commentateurs de la Bible les plus instruits de son époque (Dictionnaire Voltaire). Bengesco, 1861 ; L'Oeuvre de Voltaire à la B.N., II 4349. Bel exemplaire.

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        Johann Riem`s physikalisch-oekonomische Bienenbibliothek. Erster Band, 3. Lieferung: Diesmal Schlesien, Cleve, Sachsen, Pfalz und die Schweiz betreffend. Zweyter Band (komplett).

      Breslau, bey Gottfried Loewe, 1777-1778. 8°. 18,5 cm. Seiten [337]-544. 2 Blatt Verbesserungen; Titelblatt mit gestochener Titel-Vignette, 7 Blatt, 368 Seiten. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen. Erste Ausgabe. Einband berieben, Blätter teils wenig wasserfleckig, wenige Marginalien von alter Hand. Gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Bienen / bee; Bienen, Bienenzucht / apiculture, beekeeping

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        A TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE NORTHERN PART OF NEW YORK ISLAND, EXHIBITING THE PLAN OF FORT WASHINGTON, NOW FORT KNYPHAUSEN, WITH THE REBELS LINES TO THE SOUTHWARD, WHICH WERE FORCED BY THE TROOPS UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE RT. HONBLE. EARL PERCY, ON THE 16th NOVR 1776, AND SURVEY'D IMMEDIATELY AFTER BY CLAUDE JOSEPH SAUTHIER. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE ATTACK MADE TO THE NORTHD. BY THE HESSIANS. SURVEY'D BY ORDER OF LIEUT. GENL. KNYPHAUSEN

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

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        The works of Flavius Josephus. Containing, I. The life of Josephus, as written by himself. II. The antiquities of the Jewish people; with a defense of those antiquities, in answer to Apion. III. The history of the martyrdom of the Maccabees; and the wars of the Jews with the neighbouring nations till the final destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman power. IV. Account of Philo's ambassy from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Caligula.

      London: Pr. for Fielding & Walker by Henri Lion 4to (27.2 cm, 10.75"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., 719, [1] pp. (lacking list of subscribers); 44 (1 fold.) plts., 7 maps (1 fold.). II: Frontis., [2], 644, [28 (index)] pp.; 16 (of 17) plts.. 1777–78 First edition, "Newly Translated from the Original Greek, by Ebenezer Thompson, D.D. and William Charles Price, L.L.D." Josephus (b. A.D. 37) provides one of the very few non-biblical sources of Jewish history; the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, though noting the author's lack of prestige among Talmudic rabbis and his tendency to "omit and add" where he saw fit, says, "Writing a history of the Jews which non-Jews would read and believe, Josephus was an innovator in bringing together references to the Jews to be found in non-Jewish histories" (1942 ed., VI, 200). The 1910 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia adds that these works are "our only sources for many historical events . . . the value of the statements is enhanced by the insertion of dates which are otherwise wanting, and by the citation of authentic documents which confirm and supplement the Biblical narrative." The two volumes are illustrated with a total of => 69 copper-engraved plates (out of 70 called for), including a number of maps, all engraved by several different hands after the work of various artists. Period-style quarter mottled calf with marbled paper–covered sides, leather edges blind-tooled, spines with gilt-stamped leather title-labels and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Front fly-leaf of vol. II with 19th-century inked gift inscription. Vol. I lacking list of subscribers; vol. II lacking one plate ("The Death of Caius Caesar"). Light to moderate spotting and staining throughout; some offsetting to and around plates. One leaf torn from outer edge, narrowly missing text. => A sound, handsome set fine for working or playing with.

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        Corona Reale di Savoia, o sia Relatione delle provincie, e titoli ad essa appartenenti. Parte prima (e Parte seconda)

      Onorato Derossi, Torino 1777 - Legature 900 in mz. pelle con nervi, fregi e titolo oro su doppio tassello nero al ds.Poche macchie marginali altrimenti esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Ristampa della prima edizione di Cuneo (1655-1657). Spreti(965) cita quest edizione. 4to (cm. 25,7), 2 Voll., XL-286 pp., 1 c.nn.; XVI-323 pp. Num.si stemmi e capilettera fig. n.t. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BICKERSTAFF'S NEW-YORK ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1778

      Norwich: Printed by J. Trumbull, for Samuel Loudon, Fish-Kill, 1777. 20th-century three-quarter blue morocco and marbled boards. 20th-century bookplate on front pastedown. Some toning, staining, and soiling to text. Good. Lacking final leaf. An interesting example of job printing done in the midst of the American Revolution by Trumbull for Samuel Loudon in Fishkill, New York. This edition of Bickerstaff's is doubtfully attributed to Benjamin West. Rare, with only two copies listed in ESTC. EVANS 15707. TRUMBULL 1842. DRAKE 313.

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        Historisch-kritische Nachrichten von Italien, welche eine Beschreibung dieses Landes der Sitten, Regierungsform, Handlung, des Zustandes der Wissenschaften und insonderheit der Werke der Kunst enthalten. Zweyte viel vermehrte und durchgehends verbesserte Auflage. 3 Bände

      Leipzig, Caspar Fritsch 1777 (- 1778) - Goedeke IV, 3, 457 (EA); Engelmann, Bibl. geogr. 600; Schröder VII, 521, 6. - Dieses Buch begleitete auch Goethe auf seiner Reise nach Italien; so schreibt er am 2. Februar 1787 an Charlotte von Stein: 'Ich lese jetzt des guten, trocknen Volckmanns zweyten Theil, um mir zu notiren was ich noch nicht gesehen' (Sammlung Kippenberg 1642). - Volckmann unternahm seine 1 1/2 jährige Reise nach Italien, betrachtete besonders die Werke der Kunst und Altertümer. 1758 lernte er auch Anton Raphael Mengs und Johann Joachim Winkelmann in Rom kennen. (nach ADB XL, 237). - In sehr sauberer und schöner Erhaltung Gestoch. Frontispiz, XXXVI, 808; VIII, 943; (10), 922 S., 32 Bl. Register, 3 gestoch. Titelvignetten Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung u. 2 farb. goldgepr. Rückenschildern, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BRUCHSAL. - Karte. "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.

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        Beckeringh kaart Groningen, 1784.

      BECKERINGH KAART GRONINGEN - De meest uitgebreide en gedetaillleerde kaart van de provincie Groningen in de 18de-eeuw."Nova Totius Provinciae Groningo-Omlandiae Tabula', "Kaart of Land Tafereel der Provincie van Groningen en Ommelanden verdeelt in deszelfs bijzondere Quartieren,Districten en voornaamste iurisdictien, beneffens de Heerlijkheid Westerwolde. Van Nieuws Opgenomen, Verbetert en Vermeerdert. Uitgegeven door Theodorus Beckeringh, Assessor van het Krijgs Gerecht in Groningen.' Gravure gedrukt van vier koperen platen vervaardigd in 1777, uitgegeven in 1784. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 104 x 135 cm.Op 8 november 1777 wordt in de Staten van Stad en Ommelanden (Groningen) een verzoekschrift van Theodorus Beckeringh (1712 - 1790) besproken. De requestrant vraagt daarin om financiele ondersteuning voor het drukken en uitgeven van de door hem gemaakte landkaart. Theodorus is van huis uit geen kartograaf maar jurist, maar toch verzoekt hij de gedeputeerden om een octrooi voor 25 jaar en om een bijdrage teneinde de hoge kosten te helpen drukken. De Heren Gedeputeerden hebben wel oren naar dit partuculiere initiatief en vragen aan de Rekenkamer advies. Het duurt twee jaar voordat er een beetje schot in de zaak komt.De Gedeputeerden krijgen dan het advies Beckeringh een subsidie te verlenen van 7000 Carolusgulden en een octrooi van vijftien jaar. De heren Gedeputeerden vinden het door de rekenkamer voorgestelede subsidiebedrag wat aan de hoge kant en verstrekken aan Theodorus 1000 gouden ducaten oftewel 5000 carolusgulden, en een octrooi van vijftien jaar. Hij kan dit bedrag ontvangen nadat voldoende exemplaren gedrukt zijn om verkocht te kunnen worden en nadat de heren Gedeputeerden ieder een behoorlijke in "couleuren afgezet'exemplaar ontvangen hebben.Uit de archieven blijkt dat Beckeringh deze kaart, dus ook de provincie, opgemeten heeft. De beoefening van de landmeetkunde door amateurs is een verschijnsel dat men in de 18e eeuw vaker tegenkomt. Men kan de kunst eigen maken door bij een meester in de leer gaan of door raadplegen van land-meetkundige boeken. Beckeringhs kaart heeft qua invulling (kaartschrift) een 17e eeuws karakter. Voor de vervaardiging van de kaart reist Beckeringh door de hele provincie Groningen. Dit levert hem echter niet altijd nauwkeurige metingen en waarnemingen op. Tevens baseert de tekenaar zich op diverse oude schetskaarten. Dit wordt te meer duidelijk wanneer men deze kaart vergelijkt met 18de-eeuwse kaarten van professionele landmeters. Wellicht dat Beckeringh een verouderd leerboek heeft gebruikt. De metingen die Beckeringh heeft verricht zijn niet erg nauwkeurig, hij zit er gemiddeld zo'n 2,5 km naast. De kracht van de kaart is dan ook niet gelegen in z"n nauwkeurigheid, maar in de exacte weergave van de grensscheiding met Friesland, Drenthe en Duitsland.Van de Beckeringh-kaart is een groot aantal voorstudies en proefwerken bewaard gebleven, vooral de voorstudies van de borgen vormen een interesante groep. Het idee om een provinciekaart met een dergelijke rand te versieren is ontleend aan de kaart van de gebroeders Coenders van Helpen uit omstreeks 1678 (zie hier op onze site). Er is hierover nog wel enige strijd geweest in de Provinciale Staten. Uit de voorstudies blijkt dat Beckeringh geen groot tekenaar was, de kwaliteiten van de schetsen is zeer matig, maar vervolgens werkte Beckeringh zijn schetsen thuis achter de tekentafel uit, met behulp van een tekenlineaal, tot nette pentekeningen. Uit de bronnen blijkt dat Beckeringh de gravure zelf heeft vervaardigd. Dat geeft hij ook aan op de kaart "Auctor aeri incidit, J. van Jagen impressionem drext' [de auteur heeft de voorstelling in het koper gesneden, J. van Jagen heeft de druk verzorgd].In 1777 voltooit Beckeringh zijn werk; zeven jaar later, in 1784, wordt de kaart uitgegeven. Beckeringh drukt de kaart af op vier afzonderlijke bladen, die een geheel vormen en bedoeld zijn als wandkaart.Het werk is opgedragen aan stadhouder Willem V. Het wapen van de stadhouder treffen we tweemaal op de kaart aan: rechtsonder en links in de bovenrand. Rechts in de bovenrand staat het wapen van Stad en Lande. Het cartouche linksonder is versierd met het wapen van de Stad Groningen en De Ommmelanden.Linksonder op de kaart zijn twee schaalstokken afgebeeld; de een vermeldt de Duitse mijlen, de ander geeft aan hoe lang een wandelaar over een bepaalde afstand doet. Midden onder is een gezicht op de stad Groningen afgebeeld. De inzet rechtsboven laat een deel van de wadden zien en de eilanden Schiermonnikoog en Rottumerroog.In de randen links en rechts staan afbeeldingen van 24 Groninger borgen, ook wel adelhuizen genoemd. Achtereenvolgens zijn dit, gezien vanaf linksboven: de Asingaborg in Ulrum (gesloopt in 1809); de Starkenborgh (ook bekend als Borgweer) te Wehe (afgebroken in 1832); de Onstaborg bij Wetsinge (gesloopt in 1801); borg Dijksterhuis bij Pieterburen (gesloopt in 1903); borg Euwsum ook bekend als De Oort te Middelstum (de borg en het westelijke koetshuis werden in 1863 afgebroken, alleen de gevechtstoren en het oostelijke schathuis overleefden de sloop); de Rensumaborg te Uithuizermeeden (In 1829 werd de borg, de levende have en alles wat los en vast zat, geveild. Honderden zware bomen in het bos werden gekapt, de vijver met hoge berg, waarop een theehuis, verdween. De borg is vervolgens een tijdlang in gebruik geweest als tuinbouwschool. Thans is men begonnen het landgoed in oude luister te herstellen.); de Fraeylemaborg in Slochteren (heeft tegenwoordig nog ongeveer de vorm als op de kaart); het Huis te Farmsum (gesloopt in 1812); de borg Bijma te Faan (gesloopt in 1860); de borg Rikkerda in Lutjegast (gesloopt in 1828); de veenborg Vredenburg te Hoogezand (afgebroken in 1805); de Emdaborg in Haren (gesloopt rond 1800); de Englumborg te Oldehove (gesloopt in 1774, drie jaar vóór Beckeringh z'n kaart vervaardigde!); het Huis te Lellens (gesloopt in 1897); het Huis te Aduard; borg Nienoord te Leek (afgebrand in 1850); de borg Hankema te Zuidhorn (gesloopt in 1877); borg Nittersum bij Stedum (gesloopt in 1818); borg Luinga te Bierum (afgebroken 1825); Scheltkema-Nijenstein in Zandeweer (gesloopt 1811-1817); de Menkemaborg te Uithuizen (deze werd in 1921 geschonken aan het rijk en in vanaf 1927 opengesteld voor het publiek); de Tammingaborg (bekend als Huis te Bellingeweer, gesloopt in 1820); de Lulemaborg in Warfhuizen (afgebroken in 1822); borg Verhildersum in Leens (in de loop der eeuwen merendeels afgebroken en herbouwd); de Asingaborg in Ulrum (gesloopt in 1809).We kunnen stellen dat Beckeringh tussen 1774 en 1777 aan de gravure gewerkt heeft. Kort voordat hij zich in 1777 tot de Gedeputeerde Staten richt, heeft hij nog enige wijzingen aangebracht om de kaart up to date te maken. In 1781 is het dan zover. Er zijn genoeg kaarten gedrukt om op de markt te brengen. Op 9 februari van dat jaar verschijnt in de Groningsche Courant de volgende advertentie:"Lubbartus Huisingh te Groningen en Covens en Mortier en Covens junior te Amsterdam, kaart- en boekhandelaren, gedenken bij open water in het begin van Maart 1781 uit te geeven; en aan de voornaamste Konst- en Kaart Handelaaren in de Nederlandsche Provincien in Commissie toe te zenden, eene Nieuwe Nauwkeurige, en zeer uitvoerige Geografische kaart der Provincie Groningen en Ommelanden, benevens De Heerlijkheid Westerwolde, van nieuw opgenomen en naar tegenwoordige gesteldheid des Lands verbeetert en considerabel vermeedert, met eene sierlijke rand van Adelijke Landgebouwen in de Ommelanden, en eenige andere in de Jurisdictie der Stad geleegen, en een heerlijke Prospect der Stad groningen, op vier groote Oliphants Bladen best schrijfpapier; met privilege ten behoeve van den aucteur den Heer Assessor Mr. Theodorus Beckeringh.'De koperplaten van de kaart worden samen met 95 afdrukken op 1 oktober 1828 in het openbaar verkocht. In een advertentie wordt de kaart aangeprezen als veelgevraagd en zeer nauwkeurig. Wat er met de platen is gebeurt, is niet bekend, doch het is niet onwaarschijnlijk dat ze zijn afgeslepen en opnieuw zijn gebruikt door een graveur voor het drukken van andere zaken.Prijs € 13.500,-.

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        Commentarium Inserviturum Historiae Pisani Vireti Botanici Academici

      Pizzornis 1777 - Contemporary calf rebacked with new spine. New title label to spine "Virtum Romanum". Boards a little worn to corners and with some scuffing to surfaces, consistent with age. Binding tight. When the spine was replaced, the tape was left exposed to the inside of the covers. A later armorial bookplate (Charles Bathhurst) has been placed over a scuffed area where a previous one had been removed. Title page with printer's device. Large folding engraving of the garden design for the medical garden to front and further folding "Tabula Chronica" to rear: both in good order. Text (Latin) in very good condition with the odd minor mark. Attractive end of chapter decorations. Scarce. Full title page text: Commentarium Inserviturum Historiae Pisani Vireti Botanici Academici Avctore Iohanne Calvio Cremonensi Publico Pisani Lycei Professore in Cathedra Medica Prima. Pisis Anno MDCCLXXVII (with the last "I" appearing to be an addition) Ex Typographia Fratrum de Pizzornis Praesidibus Permittentibus. The book deals with the historical development of the gardens under each of the different Prefects. More information or images available on request. 0316Ub2 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Northern Itala, Bergamo, St. Gotthardo, map, by Lotter T.C.

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Northern Itala, Bergamo, St. Gotthardo, map, by Lotter T.C. Status Mediolanensis in principales suas partes divisas, quarum aliquæ Venetorum aliæ ducatorum Mantuæ, Parmæ et Modena ; apud Tom. Conr. Lotter. Copperengraving, edited circa anno 1762, by Lotter, size of the leaf: 55x66 cm., original publishers colours, only little brownish. Shows the course of the Po from Turin to Mantua, in Southeast Modena, East Verona, in the north the Italian Lakes with BERGAMO, Brescia; in the center MILANO. In the Northwest St. Gotthardo. Very scarce map. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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