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        Traité des odeurs, suite du traité de la distillation

      1777 - de IX, (3) et 492 pages Paris, Le Clerc, 1777, in-12, de IX, (3) et 492 pages, demi-basane, dos lisse, Nouvelle édition de cet ouvrage qui fut publié pour la première fois en 1764. Complément indispensable du traité de la distillation du même auteur qui donne ici un très grand nombre de recettes de parfumerie ancienne. Malgré des premiers et derniers feuillets salis, bon exemplaire, à toute marge, portant l'estampille de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. Caillet II, 280 ; Wellcome, II, 443. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JONATHAN TRUMBULL TO PIERRE VAN CORTLANDT, HEAD OF THE NEW YORK COUNCIL OF SAFETY, REGARDING THE CONNECTICUT MILITIA'S MOVEMENTS IN THE SARATOGA CAMPAIGN]

      Lebanon, Ct, 1777. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Reinforced with Japanese tissue. Small paper loss at top corner, affecting a few words of text. Dampstained, toning on about half the sheet. Still, quite legible. Good. In a folio-sized blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A lengthy and detailed letter written by Connecticut governor Jonathan Trumbull to Pierre Van Cortlandt regarding the dispersal of the Connecticut militia throughout New York in order to shore up Continental forces in an attempt to halt Gen. Burgoyne's advance from Quebec. Van Cortlandt presided over the New York Council of Safety (effectively the governing body of the state) while Gov. George Clinton was away serving as a general in the Continental Army; he subsequently served as lieutenant governor from 1778 to 1795. In the Saratoga Campaign of 1777, Gen. John Burgoyne led a sizable British force down the Hudson Valley from Canada, intending to cut the New England colonies off from the rest of rebellious America. Burgoyne's troops met with many difficulties along the way, as the American forces scrambled to impede his path with felled trees and other obstacles. Though the British were slowed in their advance, they were not stopped. The fall of Fort Ticonderoga in July eventually led to the replacement of Gen. Schuyler with Horatio Gates. The expedition ended in disaster for the British that October at Saratoga, where American forces soundly defeated Burgoyne and forced his capitulation. In his letter Trumbull indicates a sincere desire to assist New York against the enemy's movements. At the time, the Continental Army was headquartered at Peekskill, New York, an important position for strategic and supply reasons, and thus an attractive target for British raids; Peekskill had indeed suffered an attack from the British naval vessels in the early spring. The invasion by Burgoyne from the north, however, was not the only game afoot. Word was received that the British fleet was planning another attack along the North River, which meant that Connecticut's militia was called upon to defend other areas of the state. Having sent word to Massachusetts and New Hampshire that troops were desperately needed, Trumbull regrets that he can only do so much to assist New York, but believes that if the men and militias of New York will rally together, they can surely halt Burgoyne's advance with what reinforcement they have already received. He writes: "The motions of the Enemy of late is truly alarming, and hath spread consternation through the land; and calls for the joint and spirited acertions [sic] of all to prevent the ruin of their Country and save from Slavery unborn millions. By present appearances it seems that they mean to strike some bold stroke, and bring matters to a speedy Crisis. Howes have put to sea their destination not certainly known, but while they keep a Superior Fleet on the coast, it will be in their power to embarrass and perplex us much by removing from one place to another and thereby evading our main body while our seacoasts are continually exposed to their depredations. "This State for the security of their seacoasts & frontiers have raised two Battalions & now on their stations, we have done everything in our power to fill up our Quota in the Continental Army which is not yet completed, notwithstanding am far from considering ourselves exempted from affording all assistance in our power to any of our sister States when invaded, for I view the American States tho divided into distinct jurisdictions yet but one great Family and bound by the ties of Interest & Humanity to assist and protect each other. Have not therefore beheld the present distresses of your State as an unconcerned Spectator, but on the first notice thereof, gave the necessary orders for putting the whole Militia of this State into the best position of defence, and ordered that one fourth part be detached, equipt, and ready to march on the shortest notice for the relief of any place which may be attacked by the Enemy, and immediately advised his Excellency General Washington thereof, by an Express who left here the 26th ulto. and therein proposed to his Excellency's consideration to send Continental Troops to the Northward as the most speedy & effectual relief of your people in that quarter assuring him that if he approved the measure I would order the Militia of this State who I apprehended would turn out with Spirit to strengthen the post at Peck's Kill [i.e. Peekskill] and for the defence of the important passes at the Highlands, at present have received no answer. Since which have received a requisition from Major General Putnam for five hundred men to be sent immediately to Peck's Kill, which have ordered accordingly, on the 30th last received from General Schuyler a requisition for two thousand Militia to be sent to his assistance and this day have a further requisition from General Putnam for three thousand of the Militia of this State to be held in readiness to march at the shortest notice to Peck's Kill and to be held in service for a term of not less than two months. "The foregoing was intended to be sent off Express, but through my hurry to lay by till August 6th in the morning I received by Express from General Putnam another letter dated the 3rd instant enclosing a copy of a letter from General Washington to him dated at Chester 1st instant informing that he had received intelligence that the Enemies Fleet the day before about eight of the clock in the morning sailed out of the Capes of Delaware on an Eastern Course with an intent as he apprehended to go up the North River, and directing General Putnam to make the speediest application to me to send to his assistant as many of the Militia of this State as could be collected to prevent General Howe getting possession of the Highlands, agreeable thereto General Putnam hath requested in the most pressing terms that the Militia of this State might be sent to his immediate relief, in consequence of this intelligence, orders are given for three thousand of the Militia, including five companies of Col. Enos' battalion under the command of Brigadier General Ward to march to Peck's Kill, which troops are now on their march, and hope they will arrive before the Enemy can approach them, and sent an Express to Governor Cook at Providence with of Generals Washington & Putnam letters with a request to him that copies thereof should be immediately forwarded to the President of the Council of the Massachusetts and by him to the State of New Hampshire, by the pressing requests from General Putnam, and the dangerous situation he was in, and the particular orders from General Washington I esteem it to comply therewith and that hath taken a great part of the Militia of this State. "I received a letter from General Schuyler, of 27th mentioned above which was directly answered informing of my correspondence with General Washington which rendered it improper for me to comply with his requisition, and altho his situation gives me pain, could do no more than write to the States of the Massachusetts & New Hampshire, which I did immediately by Express pressing them to send forward their Militia without loss of time as assist in repelling Burgoyne's Army, and hope they will view the matter of such importance as to exert themselves on the occasion indeed their situation makes it more natural to send their Militia that way. Am persuaded that General Burgoyne flushed with his success, will do everything in his power not only to maintain his present acquisitions, but to penetrate into the country before the inhabitants are recovered from their surprize, and arm in their defence; am therefore clearly of opinion that it is of the last importance to put a stop to their career as soon as possible. The difficulties attending your Militia in this time of distress mentioned in yours affords a gloomy prospect, that when our subtil [sic] and inveterate enemies are using every art of policy and force to enslave us to find so great a part of your Militia, either in the power or interest of the Enemy, those that are friendly ought not to be intimidated thereby, but nobly turn out in their own & Country's defence, which if they do, it appears to me, that as General Schuyler hath been reinforced by Nixon's and Glover's brigades they will be able to prevent Burgoyne's further incursion. "August 6th received by Mr. Vandervoort yours dated the 1st instant the same will be laid before the General Assembly of this State, called to meet next Wednesday. We have endeavoured that your State or any of the members of it residing here should have no reason to complain of the want of just, generous and humane treatment from the government, and its inhabitants." A detailed account of Connecticut's militia movements by the governor of the state, in an effort to assist in halting a major British advance at a crucial moment in the American Revolution.

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        The Incas: or, the Destruction of the Empire of Peru. In Two Volumes.

      Printed for J. Nourse (and 3 others). 1777 [12], xxv, [1], 263, [1]p; [4], iv, 289, [1]p, half titles. 12mo. A fine clean copy. Full contemporary sprinkled calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, gilt vol. numbers. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar.ESTC T120072. First English edition of Marmontel's philosophical novel, one of a number of 18th century dramatic and fictional representations of the Aztec and Inca civilizations, inspired by translations of Spanish chronicles of the conquistadores. Written from the perspective of the Incas it adopted a strong anti-Spanish stance, and like Frederick and Great and Graun's earlier

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        Manuscript report book recording British imports of linen, hemp, flax, tallow and iron, principally from the Russian ports of St. Petersburg and Archangel.

      1777 The entries, written on 38 pages, are dated July 1 – December 20, 1777. In total there are 38 leaves, with pages left blank at end. The left hand pages record dates, quantities of each goods, number of deals, and embarkation port. On the right, the ship and master's name is noted, and to whom the goods are consigned. In v.g. clean condition in original marbled stiff paper wrappers, with hand written paper label 'Report Book' on upper cover, an original sheet of blotting paper inserted; sl. 'nibbling' to lower edge of front cover & first 7 leaves. 18.5 x 12cm.'The history of the Russia Company begins in 1553, when a group of Londoners, said to number 240, financed an expedition to discover the north-east passage to Cathay. The voyage failed in its original purpose, for the crews of two of the three ships froze to death during the northern winter. However the third ship, the

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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 Incas: ou la Destruction de l'Empire de Perou. 2 vols.

      Paris, chez Lacombe. 1777 [4], 364, [2]pp; xii, 321, [1]p, half titles, engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved plates by de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau, Née and Simonet, after designs by Jean Michel Moreau Le Jeune. 12mo. A very clean copy; sl. waterstain to blank upper margin of one plate, small tear without loss to leading edge of first titlepage. Full contemporary English sprinkled calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, gilt vol. numbers. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar. v.g.The First Edition of Marmontel's philosophical novel, one of a number of 18th century dramatic and fictional representations of the Aztec and Inca civilizations, inspired by translations of Spanish chronicles of the conquistadores. Written from the perspective of the Incas it adopted a strong anti-Spanish stance, and like Frederick and Great and Graun's earlier

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        LES INCAS, ou La Destruction de l'Empire du Pérou

      Lacombe, Paris 1777 - Two volumes, 19.5 cm, full straight-grained navy blue morocco, all page edges gilt, bound-in ribbon markers, pink endpapers. pp [iii]-xii, (339, errata), [3]; (2), 380, (4, approbation and privilege), [2]. Engraved frontispiece and 10 engraved plates by de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau, Née and Simonet after Jean Michel Moreau Le Jeune (complete). Bindings has light wear to the edges and corners; mild foxing early and late; light toning to several plates; inner hinges cracked but firm; 7 cm tear to lower inner corner of front free endpaper of volume II neatly repaired; VG+ otherwise, the contents quite clean and fresh. Sabin 44652; Cohen-De Ricci 690. Marmontel's account of the fall of the Inca Empire, sympathetic to the Indians if somewhat melodramatic, nicely illustrated. Because a chapter calling for religious tolerance in his book BÉLISAIRE earned him the censure of the Sorbonne and the Archbishop of Paris, in LES INCAS he retaliated by attributing the cruelty of the Spanish to their religious zeal. Significant as an Enlightenment era plea for tolerance, the work proved popular and went through numerous editions in several languages. Jean-François Marmontel was a French historian, writer, librettist, prominent member of the Encyclopédistes, friend of Voltaire, and from 1783, perpetual secretary of the Académie. Front paste-down with the engraved armorial bookplate of Ross Ambler Curran, early twentieth-century California society figure and bibliophile. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Estado de la bolsa de Valladolid. Examen de sus tributos, cargas, y medios de su extincion : de su govierno y reforma disponiale don Jose Ruiz de Zelada, diputado. y Académico. de la Real Académia Matritense de la Historia

      Valladolid, en la imprenta de D. Thomas de Santander 1777 - Fol. 28 h. inc. port., 384. Encuadernación en pergamino de época. Primera edición. Interesante estudio sobre la historia económica y tributaria desde finales del siglo XIII hasta mediados del siglo XVIII. Analiza la situación de la Bolsa en Valladolid y los hechos económicos a lo largo de dicho periodo. Magnífico ejemplar, muy limpio y en perfecto estado. Palau, 281791; Alcocer, 1477. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ausführliche Anleitung zu der ganzen Civil-Baukunst, worinnen die Lebensbeschreibungen des Jacob Barozzio von Vignola, und des berühmten Michel Angelo, nebst der Beschreibung der fünf Ordnungen und der vornehmsten von ihnen ausgeführten Gebäuden enthalten sind [...]. Zuerst in französischer Sprache zusammengetragen und herausgegeben von A. E. Daviler, Königl. französ. Baumeister, nachhero in das Deutsche übersetzt von Leonhard Christ. Sturm [...]. [Und:] Tabellarische Aufzeichnung, sowohl zu Mr. Davilers ausführlicher Anleitung zu der ganzen Civilbaukunst, als auch zu des Vignolae Säulenordnungen und Bogenstellungen [...]. Zum Dienst und Nutzen der Anfänger von Goldschmieden, Malern, Bildhauern, Kupferstechern [...]. Verfasst, und in diese Ordnung gebracht, von Johann Conrad Beuther. [Und:] Anhang zu der ausführlichen Anleitung der ganzen Civil-Baukunst, des J. Bar. de Vignola, welche von dem Sr. A. C. Daviler [...] herausgegeben worden, welcher die Vermehrungen an Kupfern sowohl als der Erklärung derselben, die in der neuesten Französischen Ausgabe dieses Buches angetrofen werden, enthält. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt..

      Augsburg, [Daviler:] vormals im Johann Georg Hertelischen Verlag, anjetzo käuflich an sich gebracht, verbessert und neu aufgelegt von Georg Christoph Kilian, Kunstverleger 1777; [Beuther:], Georg Christoph Kilian o. J.; [Anhang:], Johann Georg Hertel 1759, Gr.8°, [Daviler:] Gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelbl., 1 Bl. «Nachricht wegen dieser neuen und verbesserten Auflage», 4 Bl. «Vorrede des Uebersetzers», 6 Bl. «Vorrede und Einleitung zu der Architecktur» und «Das Leben von Vignola», 2 Bl. «Inhalt», 2 Bl. «Vorrede des Vignola», S. 5 - 314 mit 2 gestochenen Teiltafeln (mit Paginierungssprung: nach S. 56 folgt S. 59), 12 Bl. Register; [Beuther:] Titelbl., S. 3 - 16. Es folgen die gestochenen Taf. zu Daviler: 139 Kupfer (meist zu zweien) auf Falttaf., und 2 Kupfer auf nicht nummerierten Falttaf., dann diejenigen zu Beuther: 12 nummerierte Kupfer auf 7 Falttaf.; [Anhang:] Titelbl., S. 3 - 23, 33 gestochene (Falt-)Taf.), Neues Priv.-HLdr. mit Rundum-Rotschnitt d. Zt., Erste 10 Bl. oben mit Verlusten und restauriert (kl. Buchstabenverlust des Titelblatts), 3 kleine Stempel a. Titelblatt, 3 cm Riss ebenda oben, tlw. etw. stockfl. u. gebräunt; die Tafeln des «Anhangs» tlw. in falscher Reihenfolge eingehängt u. knapp beschnitten (ohne Bildverlust) Augustin-Charles d` Aviler (1653-1701). franz Architekt der sich in seiner Architekturtheorie vor allem auf Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507-1573) berief. dessen «Fünf Ordnungen der Baukunst» er weiterentwickellte um dessen strenges System eine geschmeidigere Ausdruckskraf zu verleihen. Vignolas literarisches Hauptwerk bildet das architekturtheoretische Lehrbuch »Regola delle cinque ordini d`architettura« (Regeln der fünf Ordnungen der Architektur) von 1562. in dem er sich darum bemühte. architektonische Gliederungselemente in einer festen Wechselbeziehung von Zahlen zu normieren. Seine 1573 unvollendet hinterlassene Perspektivenlehre »Le due regole di prospettiva pratica« (Zwei Regeln der praktischen Perspektive - Bologna 1583) enthält seine Biographie. Vignola präsentierte praktische Anwendungen ohne theoretische Unklarheiten. die verständlich und umsetzbar waren. Dadurch wurde Vignola neben Serlio und Palladio einer der drei Autoren. die den italienischen Stil über ganz Europa verbreiteten. Seine zwei großen Meisterwerke sind die Villa Farnese in Caprarola und die Jesuiten-Kirche Il Gesù in Rom. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Allgemein

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        1787 German New Testament Bible. Billmeyer First Edition Saur Connection

      Hardcover. Good. FIRST BILLMEYER EDITION; Rebound full leather, five raised bands. some ink scrawlings verso general title. Browned pages, some staining; intact, good condition. Complete. History: In 1777 the British destroyed the Germantown (Pennsylvania) printing establishment of the Brethren (Dunkard) printer, Christopher Saur, Jr. Six years later Peter Leibert, a Brethren minister, and Michael Billmeyer, his Lutheran son-in-law, bought what was usable of the Saur equipment, and set up shop in Germantown, being more or less the successors of the younger Saur. This partnership continued for about three years, after which Billmeyer continued alone, and Leibert started a new printing business. In 1785 the Billmeyer press issued a reprint of the Ausbund, and a polemic from a onetime Franconia Mennonite bishop, Ein Aufsatz oder Verteidigung von Christian Funk. In 1790 it reprinted Roosen's Christliches Gemütsgespräch. In 1803 Billmeyer printed the new Franconia Conference hymnbook, Die kleine geistliche Harfe der Kinder Zions, and reprinted it in 1820. In 1805 he issued the fourth edition of Die Wandelnde Seele by J. P. Schabalie. He was thus in effect for a generation the printer for the Franconia Mennonites

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        Fables, lettres, et variétés historiques.

      Londres: chez E. et C. Dilly, et P. Elmsly, 1777 - Duodecimo (170 × 100 mm). Contemporary red morocco, smooth spine richly gilt in compartments, green morocco label, sides with wide gilt borders, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. With an initial leaf of advertisements for schoolbooks published by E. and C. Dilly. Second edition (first published by Elmsly alone in 1771) of this compendium of passages for students of French, here handsomely bound in red morocco, an English binding making considerable effort to match the generally higher standards of contemporary French binders. Peter Elmsly, or Emlsley, was principally involved in importing foreign books and was often described as a French bookseller, although he was born in Aberdeenshire. Elmsley served as bookseller and shipping agent for Edward Gibbon, assisting in the management of his affairs in London when Gibbon was in Lausanne. He was also the first named of the conger of booksellers who conceived and published The Works of the English Poets with Prefaces, Biographical, and Critical, by Samuel Johnson. For this edition he was joined by Edward and Charles Dilly, notorious in many circles for their republican sympathies. They published a further three editions before the end of the century.

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        A Collection of Interesting, Authentic Papers, Relative to the Dispute between Great Britain and America: shewing the causes and progress of that misunderstanding, from 1764 to 1775

      J. Almon, London 1777 - (8 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches). Text in two columns. 280, [4]pp. Expertly bound to style in calf-backed marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece An important contemporary source for primary material relating to the Revolution. Almon, a British publisher, was the primary source for British publications concerning American political and military affairs throughout the Revolution. "Usually cited as Prior Documents , from its running title, these papers were intended to accompany the seventeen volumes of The Remembrancer ." - (Howes). American Controversy 77-13; Howes A179, "aa."; Sabin 951; Gephart 3102; Church 1141; JCB 1(iii):2377; ESTC T58130. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING, AUTHENTIC PAPERS, RELATIVE TO THE DISPUTE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA; SHEWING THE CAUSES AND PROGRESS OF THAT MISUNDERSTANDING, FROM 1764 TO 1775.

      London: J. Almon, 1777. - 280,[4]pp., printed in double columns. Expertly bound to style in calf- backed marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands, red morocco label. Very good. Almon, a British publisher, was the primary source for British publications concerning American political and military affairs throughout the Revolution. "Usually cited as PRIOR DOCUMENTS, from its running title, these papers were intended to accompany the seventeen volumes of THE REMEMBRANCER." - Howes. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 77-13. HOWES A179, "aa." SABIN 951. GEPHART 3102. CHURCH 1141. JCB 1(III):2377. ESTC T58130.

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        Letters from Lord Chesterfield

      1777 - 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 rareâ€"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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Baye De La Delaware Avec les Ports, Sondes, Dangers, Bancs & c. depuis les Caps Jusqu'a Philadelphie d'Apres la Carte de Joshua Fisher

      Paris: Chez Le Rouge rue des grands Augustins, 1777. Copper-engraved sea chart, in excellent condition. A very fine edition of the most important sea chart of Delaware Bay and the navigation to Philadelphia, made in Paris on the eve of France's entry into the Revolutionary War This very fine and attractive sea chart was considered for its time to be one of the most accurate and detailed maritime maps of an American subject ever produced. It embraces the waters of Delaware Bay, and follows the Homonymous river all the way up to Philadelphia, which appears on the far right side of the map. The chart delineates the preferred shipping channels with which to navigate the treacherous waters between the numerous sandy shoals and tidal banks. The chart features numerous depth soundings, and the attributes of the shoreline are captured in great detail. A small inset in the upper right corner continues the charting further up the river past Philadelphia. The fine detail and accuracy of the present sea chart was the result of over two decades of careful surveys conducted by Joshua Fisher and his colleagues. Fisher, a Quaker originally from Lewes, Delaware, grew up on the Bay, and was well acquainted with many of the mariners and pilots who sailed up the river to Philadelphia, then the largest city in America. Fisher, who was appointed deputy surveyor-general of Delaware, was able to assemble a large network of surveyors to assist him, and he managed to convince local merchants to fund his work. Interestingly, the names of these individuals are listed on the upper left of this chart. Fisher published his map in Philadelphia in 1756, and unlike the present chart, it did not show the navigable route the entire way to Philadelphia. This omission was supposedly at the instigation of the British authorities who did not want such a device to fall into the hands of France, with whom Britain was then at war. Fisher later became one of the most successful merchants in Philadelphia, and his firm Joshua Fisher & Sons founded the packet shipping line that ran between Philadelphia and London. The present edition of the map was printed by the prominent Parisian cartographer Georges Louis Le Rouge just in time for its use by the French navy during the Revolutionary War. It is rare, and is the first and finest French issue of the chart to be produced. Fisher's chart was so outstanding that it was not rivaled until the mid-nineteenth century. Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p.262; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & the West Indies , 1356.

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        Capitoli della ricondotta degli ebrei di questa Città, e dello Stato estesi in esecuzioni a' Decreti dell'Eccellentiss. Senato de' Dì 22 Febraro 1776 e 23 Agosto 1777 ed approvati col Sovrano Decreto de' dì 27 Settembre 1777

      Venezia. Pinelli. 1777Cm. 22; pp. XXXIX, (1). Privo di brossura. Leone di S. Marco al frontespizio, testatina allegorica di Venezia, alcuni capolettera incisi. Dorso con piccolo rinforzo, rifilato ai margini, qualche velato alone. Importante edizione originale. Sono gli ultimi statuti e regolamenti riguardanti gli ebrei nella Repubblica di Venezia. 669 / P

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        A sermon, preached before the Right Honourable the House of Lords, in the Abbey church of Westminster, on Friday, December 13, 1776, being the day appointed by authority for a general fast, on account of the American rebellion. By Richard, Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry

      London: T. Cadell in the Strand, 1777. First edition, with half title. 16 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Removed. Slightly foxed. First edition, with half title. 16 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Anglican Orthodoxy and the "American Rebellion". Richard Hurd (1720-1808) was GEORGE III'S personal choice as Bishop of Worcester, and unsurprisingly, "He was strongly critical of the American rebels and when preaching the fast sermon before the Lords on 13 December 1776 described the colonial revolt as a divine punishment for British sin" (ODNB). He was also a literary critic and the editor of the works of William Warburton, his friend and patron, as well as the works of Jeremy Taylor and Abraham Cowley - and himself wielded a potent pen. "It is in the order of things, that they who, for any purpose, wish to draw the people into a scheme of resistance to an established government, should labour to impress them, first of all, with a persuasion of their being ill governed. Acts of tyranny and oppression are, therefore, sought out with diligence; and invented when they cannot be found: And the credulous multitude have but too easily, at all times, lent an ear to such charges. "But it is quite new, and beyond measure extravagant, to tell us, That, although there be no considerable abuse of the government, as it now stands, we are bound in conscience to resist it, because such abuse is possible, and because a more desirable form of government may be conceived. And yet, to the disgrace of an age calling itself philosophical, such sophistry has passed not on the multitude only, but, as it is said, on wise men." (Hurd, p. 7). Adams 77-51a; ESTC T93327; Sabin 33991

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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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        The Provinces of New York, and New Jersey with part of Pensilvania. Teilkolor. Radierung, von Thomas Jefferys nach Samuel Holland.

      H. L. Broenner, Ffm. 1777 - Druck in zwei Teilen, auf Lwd. kaschiert. Großformatige Karte mit dekorativer Landschaftskartusche, großer Windrose und drei Teilkarten: A Chart of the Mouth of Hudsons River, from Sandy Hook to New York. A Plan of the City of New York, Plan of Amboy with its environs from an Actual Survey. - Aus dem Besitz Folker Friolet des Coudres. - Insgesamt leicht angeschmutzt, partiell etwas stärker. Die Ränder mit Gebrauchsspuren, kleineren Randeinrissen und Fehlstellen, teils ergänzt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 131,5 x 51,5 cm. Papier: 135,5 x 53,4 cm.

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        Mantua, anno 1760, Plan+Panorama, Lotter, old colours

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Mantua, anno 1760, Plan+Panorama, Lotter, old colours Mantua ; la citta principale, et fortezza incomparabile, del ducato medesino in Italia ; die Haupt=Stadt u: unvergleichliche Festung des Herzogthums gleiches Nahmens in Italien ; data in luce da Matth. Seutter, sac. cæs. et cathol. reg. majesta., geographo. Size of the leaf: 54x66 cm., contemporary publishers colours, scarce townview with panorama edited by Lotter C.T. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A short but clear system of English grammar, with exercises of bad English, designed for the use of schools, and for those gentlemen and ladies who may want the assistance of a master. By H. Ward; school-master in Whitehaven. With an appendix, containing I. An example of grammatical resolution. II. General instructions for reading and speaking our mother-tongue, with elegance, propriety, and a good grace. III. A pronouncing dictionary. IV. A table of abbreviations. V. An alphabetical introduction to the proper choice of words; wherein the difference between those esteemed synonymous is pointed out.

      Whitehaven: printed in the year 1777. 12mo., viii + 151 + (1)pp., with a small adhesion fault on title-page touching but not obscuring 3 or 4 letters, contemporary plain calf, raised bands and with old torn paper title label on spine. A very good copy indeed, with the early ownership signature of Ann or Annie Welsh, dated 1785,> on endpapers. Only edition and apparently of great rarity. (ESTC, OCLC & COPAC find copies at only 4 libraries: Carlisle P.L. + NLS + Bodleian + Columbia Un.). Alston I. 346. The author takes the opportunity to use the second leaf to advertise his Academy: 'At H. Ward's Academy, Whitehaven, youth are educated in the following branches of literature, viz. the English, Latin, and Greek languages; the art of reading and speaking with propriety: geography: vulgar and decimal fractions; mensuration of superficies and solids; the art of constructing all manner of dials; and every practical branch of the mathematics: writing, in all the hands of Great Britain, in the newest taste, and the best methods of making a pen applicable to each. Also the art of short-hand writing: and merchants-accompts. ...... N.B. Boarding for young gentlemen who attend his school.'

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        IDEES PRELIMINAIRES, ET PROSPECTUS D'UN OUVRAGE SUR LES PECHES MARITIMES DE FRANCE. Par M. LEMOYNE, Maire de la ville de Dieppe

      Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1777.. FIRST EDITION 1777, French text. Slim 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 56 pages, bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers with large central gilt coat of arms, gilt decoration and gilt lettering to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine slightly worn at head and tail, 2 tiny holes and a tiny split to lower hinge, small repairs to corners, few slight marks to covers and a darkish stain to lower outer corners, small brown stain to 1 margin, otherwise contents bright and clean. A very good tight copy. We could not find a record in the Bibliotheque Nationale of the planned work, which may never have been published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Carte des Possessions Angloises dans l'Amerique Septentrionale Pour Servir d'Intelligence a la Guerre presente

      Paris: chez Mondhare, 1777. Copper engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Inset of Florida and the West Indies. First edition of Imbert's rare map of the theatre of war in North America and the basis for one of the most important French mappings of the new United States. This map was issued in Paris to meet the demand for maps of America at the outbreak of the Revolution. The map depicts the English colonies extending to the Alleghenies, showing a vast Louisiana as far west as the far side of the Mississippi. "Covers the area east of the Mississippi River from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Shows states, towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, routes of navigation along the southern coast and relief" (Sellers and Van Ee). A large inset shows Florida south of St. Augustine, as well as the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. A hachured border line shows the British colonies extending only to the Appalachians. Cartographically, Imbert's map follows the mappings by other French cartographers of the 18th century, including De L'Isle, d'Anville and Brion de la Tour. Imbert's map would be reissued by Jean-Baptiste Eliot in 1783, that edition being one of the first maps issued following the provisional Treaty of Peace. Eliot's map, which is printed from the same plate as the present map by Imbert, shows the new boundaries of the United States according to that treaty depicted via x's. The Eliot map is otherwise the same as the present map by Imbert, with the notable exception of wording changes to the cartouche; i.e. changing "des Possessions Angloises" to "des Etas Unis" and Eliot removing Imbert's name and substituting his own. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 777.9; Seller and Van Ee 153; Lowery 590.

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        A Course of Lectures on Oratory and Criticism

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1777 First edition of Priestley's major treatise on rhetoric and critical theory. Quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked to style. Six paneled, gilt-ruled spine with black morocco label. . Quarto. Complete with errata leaf and half-title. Intermittent light browning, intermittent light text soiling near top margin, Qq2 lightly wrinkled. few old ink marks in margin. Overall a very good, large copy. Some light shelf wear. Marbled endpapers. Intermittent offsetting and foxing. A very small portion of text missing from P3 due to a printing imperfection. A very good copy. Priestley's title is misleading, as he is not merely concerned with repeating the rhetorical rules set down by the ancients. The first page of his preface states that the lectures were published "partly with a view to the illustration of the doctrine of the association of ideas" and this gives them an interest that their title would never suggest. Priestley had for several years been interested in Hartley's ideas concerning associationism. In 1775 he published an edition of Hartley's Theory of the Human Mind on the Principle of the Association of Ideas, together with his own commentary. In his landmark work on eighteenth century aesthetics, The Sublime: A Study of Critical Theories in XVIII Century England, Samuel H. Monk points out: "Priestley's chief contribution to the discussion...is not so much a body of new ideas, as the fact that he applied definitely the psychology of Hartley to the problems of taste. In both his ideas and his associationism he is not unlike Gerard, but in his 'modern' approach to the subject he is a good example of the increasing tendency to take aesthetic problems into the mind of man and to look more carefully at the effect than at the object" (p. 119).

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

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

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        Schriften. 2 Bände.

      Zürich, beym Verfasser, 1777 - 1778. - mit 2 gestochenen Titeln, insgesamt 20 ganzseitigen gestochenen Tafeln und weiteren 40 gestochene Vignetten von Salomon Gessner, AUSSERGEWÖHNLICH GUT ERHALTENES EXEMPLAR dieser bedeutenden Erstausgabe Gessners EA WG2, Nr. 13 Sprache: Deutsch 21x26, braunes OLdr der Zeit mit einem roten und einem grünen Rückenschild sowie reicher Vergoldung am Buchrücken in einem Schuber mit marmoriertem Bezugspapier, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Abhandlung von den Sonnenuhren der Alten. Aufgesetzet und durch Denkmaale des Alterthums erläutert.

      Siegfreid Lebrecht Crusius,, Leipzig, 1777 - Leipzig, Siegfreid Lebrecht Crusius, 1777. 8°. 8 Bl., 144 S. Mit 2 gestoch. gefalt. Tafeln. HPgt.-Bd. der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel. Der Philologe und Altertumsforscher Georg Heinrich Martini (1721794) von 1775 bis zu seinem Tode Rektor an der Nikolaischule in Leipzig. - (Einband berieben. Stellenweise schwach fleckig). - Selten. Sprache: Deutsch HPgt.-Bd. der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel.

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        Théatre complet (11 Bde.). Nouvelle edition. Revue & corigée par l`Auteur.

      Amsterdam, Librairie Associes, 1777 12°, je ca. 200 S., OLdr. d. Zeit, goldgeprägt, Berieben, einige Bde. m. Wurmlöcher (kein Textverlust), alle m. Exlibris a. Vorsatz. Trotzdem schönes Exemplar. Bd. 1: Oedipe. Marianne. Brutus; 2: La Mort de César. Zaïre. Alzire ou les Américains; 3: Mérope. Le Fanatisme ou Mahomet le Prophete; Adelaide du Guesclin; 4: Sémiramis. Oreste. Les Pélopides; 5: Le Triumpvirat. Rome sauvée. Le Duc de Foix. L`Orphelin de la Chine; 6: Tancrède. Zulime. Olympie; 7: Les Scythes. Sophonisbe. Les Guèbres. L`Indiscret; 8: L`enfant prodigue. Nanine. La Prude; 9: Le Droit du seigneur. Le Dépositaire. L`Ecossaise; 10: Socrate. La Femme qui a raison. Le Temple de la gloire. Pandore. Charlot; 11: La Princesse de Navarre. Les Loix de Minos; Voltaire. (1694 -1778) einflussreichsten Autoren der französischen und europäischen Aufklärung. In Frankreich nennt man das 18. Jahrhundert deshalb auch \"das Jahrhundert Voltaires\" (le siècle de Voltaire).[1] Viele wichtige Werke wurden mehr oder weniger umgehend in andere europäische Sprachen übertragen. Mit der Kritik an den Missständen des Absolutismus und der Feudalherrschaft sowie am weltanschaulichen Monopol der katholischen Kirche war Voltaire einer der wichtigsten Wegbereiter der Französischen Revolution. Seine Waffen im Kampf für seine Vorstellungen waren ein präziser und allgemein verständlicher Stil sowie Sarkasmus und Ironie. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Literatur Franz.

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        DELLA INSUSSISTENZA DEL CONTAGIO TISICO DISSERTAZIONE

      Erede di Alberto Pazzoni, Mantova 1777 - Edizione: Prima edizione . Pagine: X+143 . Illustrazioni: Marca tipografica al frontespizio raffigurante uomo seduto con il motto Salus Aug. . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato semirigido muto composto da due carte differenti, all'interno legatura un po’ lasca. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Dedicato a Maria Teresa Cibo Malaspina, Duchessa di Massa e Carrara e principessa ereditaria di Modena, sua paziente. L'autore fu medico condotto, primario dell'ospedale di Mantova, membro dell'Arcadia (Acasto Acarnanio), gesuita di formazione, docente di clinica medica. Nato a Sermide (MN) e morto a Mantova. Questo suo scritto provocò un dibattito acceso tra gli studiosi, ai quali egli replicò con altri scritti.Raro a trovarsi.Foto disponibili . Note epoca: MDCCLXXVII

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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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        Skizzenblatt mit zwei Männern, der linke mit Reitstiefeln und Hut in der Hand, der rechte mit Hut und einem Regenschirm unter den Arm geklemmt.

      - Bleistift, auf Bütten. 17,2:14,3 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Prinz Johann Georg von Sachsen; unbekannter blauer Sammlerstempel recto durchscheinend; Slg. Bernh. Funck, München. Zunächst studierte Dillis 1777-1781 Philosophie und Theologie in Ingolstadt und München. 1782 wurde er zum Priester geweiht. Anschließend erhielt er Zeichenunterricht bei J.J. Dorner d. Ä. (1741-1813). Seit 1786 erteilte er selbst Zeichenunterricht bei vornehmen Münchner Familien. Durch die Bekanntschaft mit Benjamin Thompson Graf von Rumford (1753-1814), der sein Förderer wurde, unternahm Dillis Reisen in die Schweiz und an den Oberrhein. 1790 wurde er Inspektor der kurfürstlichen Bildergalerie in München. Es folgten Reisen nach Salzburg, Sachsen, Dresden, Prag und Wien. 1794/95 weilte er in Rom, 1805 folgte die zweite Italienreise, 1806 war er in Paris und Südfrankreich. 1808 wurde er Professor für Landschaftsmalerei an der Münchener Akademie, 1822 Central-Galeriedirektor. Er wirkte an der Grundsteinlegung der Pinakothek in München 1826 mit und entschied 1834/35 die Auswahl der Bilder für dieses Museum. Mit seinen Freilichtbildern gehört Dillis zu den Begründern der neuen Münchner Landschaftsschule.

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        In quatuor libros sententiarum commentaria quibus pariter S. Thomae Summae Theologicae partes omnes mirifice illustrantur. Cum triplici indice. Editio secunda Veneta [...]. 6 in 5 Bänden.

      Venedig, suptibus Societatis, 1777-1778. 4°. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten bzw. -Initialen. Zus. ca. 2420 S., Pgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden, handschriftl. Rückentiteln u. dreiseitig marmor. Schnitt. Einbände etw. beschabt, bestoßen bzw. fleckig. Vorderdeckeln m. Nummernschildchen. Vorsatz- u. Titelblätter gestempelt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Estius, In quatuor libros sententiarum commentaria quibus pariter S. Thomae Summae Theologicae partes omnes mirifice illustrantur

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        HE HERMIT OF WARKWORTH, A NORTHUMBERLAND BALLAD ______________ IN THREE FITS OR CANTOS _______________ THE FOURTH EDITION ________________ 2. AN ELECTION BALL In Poetical Letters from Mr. Inkle at Bath to his Wife at Glocester: with a Poetical Address to John Miller, Esq. at Batheaston Villa. _________________ The Second edition, with considerable Additions __________________ By the author of the "New Bath Guide." ____________ 3. Armine and Elvira, A Legendary Tale in two Parts _____________ 4. Sir Eldred of the Bower, and the Bleeding Rock: Two Legendary Tales. _________________

      Bath: Printed for the Author by S Hazard 2. London: Printed for S Leacroft 3. London: Printed for J Murray 4. London: Printed for T Cadell 1777 - Contemporary full tree calf leather binding with marbled end papers; 4to., moderate rubbing and shelfwear. Repaired joints with original spine laid down. In good condition - these 4 volumes usually sell singly and for reasonable prices. 1. Description: "An Election Ball" - Engraved frontis. by C.W. Bampfylde. Text paginated [3]-64. A few pages with minor browning. Translated from Mr. Anstey's Latin Epistle To Mr. Bamfylde" and signed H.D. 2. Description: "Hermit of Warkworth" - 51pg + advert page, rear last leaf loose, illustrated title page, text nice, very good. 3. Description: "Armine and Elvira" Sixth editon of this mythical poem with engraving to title page. 4. Description: [vi], 49 [1]pp., 4to. Half-title here placed after the title, last leaf (text and advertisements) with a neat, probably contemporary, guard at inner margin. A good large copy. First edition of the author’s first published work of verse, dedicated to David Garrick, whom she teasingly describes as "an enemy to the Muses. . . who constantly behold you displaying talents which cannot be described, and exhibiting excellencies which leave nothing to be imagined." A handsome book in excellent condition. Bindings - good Joints - good - repaired Covers - very good Internally - good 1. Publisher: Printed for the Author, by S. Hazard, Bath, England Publication Date: 1776 Book Condition: Very good condition Edition: Second edition 2. Publisher: London: Printed for S. Leacroft.1775. Publication Date: 1775 3. Publisher: J. Murray, London Publication Date: 1777 Book Condition: Good Edition: Sixth Edition 4. Publisher: London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1776. Publication Date: 1776 Edition: 1st Edition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships: The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

      Paris: Chez Le Rouge rue des grands Augustins, 1777. Copper-engraved map, on four joined sheets, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. A very fine copy of this highly important and large scale map of New England, the finest map of the region available to military commanders during the Revolutionary War This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to the line of 44'30 of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas and the lower Connecticutt Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper-left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower-right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the edition produced by Georges-Louis Le Rouge, then the royal Geographer to Louis XVI, and was significantly updated from the original issue of 1755. Copies of this issue would most certainly have been consulted by French commanders such as the Comtes D'Estaing and Rochambeau who both led forces in New England following France's entry into the Revolutionary War in support of the American cause in 1778. This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than-life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys". In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephriam Chambers on his Universal Dictionary before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that Mead/Green 'had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer ... One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps ... Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit.' (Cumming, p.45). McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps , 755.19; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies , 802; cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi , VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47.

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        Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano

      Rome, 1777. Copper engraving by Volpato after a drawing by Camporesi, later professional hand-colouring. Good condition. Expert strengthening to verso of right outer blank margin, some old light creasing to 3 inches of the sheet. This beautiful perspective view of Raphael's Loggia, served as the frontispiece to the celebrated text, "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano". This arresting print is a general perspective view of Raphael's design for the Loggia at the Vatican, with a large profile portrait of Raphael in a medallion over the entrance to the corridor. The plate served as the frontispiece to the first part of the "Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano", which depicted the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. This remarkable print, one of the first to be published of the decoration of the Logge on the main storey of the Vatican apartments, was probably planned as early as 1760, but was not executed until between 1772 and 1776. The project as a whole was carried out by the painter Gaetano Savorelli, the draughtsman Ludovico Teseo, the architect Pietro Camporesi, and the engravers Giovanni Ottaviani and Giovanni Volpato. The whole series was of importance not just for the size and magnificent colouring of the prints, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and stimulated the taste for the "grotesque" in the neo-classical period. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110; cf. Berlin Kat. 4068; Lambert Pattern and Design (V. & A.: 1983), p. 26; "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Volpato 1; Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten (Coburg: 1984), p. 104; G. Marini (editor) Giovanni Volpato 1735-1803 (1988) no. 198.

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        MANUSCRIT ORIG, TRACTAT DROGUERIA, ANIMAL, VEGETAL, MINERAL, MARTIN GABALDA 1777

      1777 - Catalunya. Caroné. 23X17. 1777. 225P. Catala. Manuscrit original de drogueria del segle XVIII, Animal, Vegetal y Mineral de Martín Gabalda. Obra molt rara per la seva tematica i molt complerta. Únic. Ref 6.4 Biblioteca A-539. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bohemia, scarce map, Lotter, 1760

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Bohemia, scarce map, Lotter, 1760 Mappa geographica totius Regni Bohemiae in XII. circulos divisae : annexis Comitatu Glacensi et Districtu Egerano nec non aliis Principatib. finitimis Tobias Conrad Lotter Aug[ustae] Vindel[icorum] [Augsburg] : Lotter, 1760 Size of the page: 55x66 cm., fine publishers colours, only little brownish on margins. VERY SCARCE MAP OF BOHEMIA WITH PRAQUE IN CENTER. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contains some of the Parts at large of the Finishing and Furniture of the Earl of Derby's House

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

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        Karte von Neu England Neu Yorck und Pensilvanien':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Jacques Nicolas Bellin aus Geschichte der Kriege in und ausser Europa. . b. Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe in Nürnberg, 1777, 19,5 x 28,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 16. - Shows New England with the U.S. states Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. - Map after Jacques Nicolas Bellin. - Raspe changed the title. - In this state a rare olcoloured map! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Pleasures of Solitude

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Topographical Chart of the Bay of Narraganset in the Province of New England with all the Isles contained therein, among which Rhode Island and Connonicut [sic] have been particularly surveyed ... To which has been added the Several works and batteries raised by the Americans ..

      London: William Faden, 1777. Engraved map, dissected into 16 sections at a contemporary date, linen-backing renewed (expert restoration at the corners). Rare first edition of Blaskowitz's famed Revolutionary War map of Narragansett Bay published by Faden. Charles Blaskowitz arrived in America in the early 1760s as a young but evidently skilled surveyor and began work in upstate New York and along the St. Lawrence River. In March 1764, he was commissioned as part of Samuel Holland's North American Survey team and would eventually become Holland's Deputy Surveyor by 1775. Blaskowitz's first assignment was to survey Aquidneck Island and Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island in order to determine whether Newport would be a suitable location for a naval base. Blaskowitz accomplished that 1764 survey and a base was recommended, though was not established at that time. A decade later, Blaskowitz re-surveyed the region as part of Holland's larger surveys of the coast being accomplished for the Board on Trade and Plantations. By that time, the colonies were already on the brink of Revolution. Newport, in particular, was a hotbed of insurrection. In 1772, British naval ships laid siege to Narragansett Bay in order to enforce customs duties on incoming vessels. After months of antagonizing the city's merchants, the much-hated British captain of the HMS Gaspee was murdered and the ship burned. The region instantly became a point of great interest in Great Britain, with the King offering a reward for the capture of the insurrectionists. In May 1776, Rhode Island would become the first British Colony to declare its independence; the British would occupy Newport from November of that year until the end of August 1778. "It is certain that the British, after occupying Newport at the end of 1776, used this map for their operations in this pivotal area. The detail shown is remarkable, including even the names of farmers on their land locations" (Nebenzahl). The map itself is unusual in that it is a combination of a nautical chart and topographical map (and hence the title, "A Topographical Chart..."). The Bay is clearly shown with its many islands and intricate inlets, with numerous soundings which give accurate readings of the treacherous waters. On the shore, impressive detail is depicted, with individual farms named and elegant hachuring showing elevations. Eight batteries are shown via lettered references, with a key at the top right corner which details the numbers and types of canons. Along the right side of the map are the names of the principal land owners of the region, along with a brief description of the area. A large and well-designed dedication by Faden to Lord Percy appears just below. Blaskowitz's surveys would be used for two printed charts, by Des Barres and Faden respectively. The Faden chart was a much more accomplished production, on a larger sheet and more elaborately engraved (and according to Pedley, costing two and a half times as much at the time of publication). The map was sold separately, as this sectioned case map copy, or within some copies of Faden's North American Atlas . Nebenzahl, Battle Plans of the American Revolution 34; Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution , plate 16 and pp. 94-96; Guthorn, pp. 12-14; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America , fig. 17; Phillips, p. 458; Pedley, The Commerce of Cartography , chapter 5.

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

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

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

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

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        J.W. Goethens Schriften. Zweite Auflage, mit Kupfern.

      Berlin, bei Christian Friedrich Himburg 1777. 3 Bände. gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelblätter jeweils mit gestochener Vignette, 275, 311, 237 S. und 7 ganzseitige Kupfer (numeriert von No.1 - No. 7). Kl.-8°., marmorierte Ganzleder-Einbände der Zeit auf fünf Bünden und mit zwei Titel-Rückenschildern, gemusterte Vorsatzpapiere, umlaufender Rotschnitt, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, Papier vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in dekorativem zeitgenössischen Einband, Versand D: 4,90 EUR Werke, gesammelte Schriften, Werkausgabe, frühe Drucke,

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        Reise nach dem Nordpol (2 Teile in 1 Band).

      Bern, Typographische Gesellschaft, 1777. - Auf Befehl Ihro Königl. Großbrittannischen Majestät. Unternommen im Jahre 1773. Aus dem Englischen mit Zusätzen und Anmerkungen von Landvogt Engel. Mit 5 auf 4 gefalteten Kupferkarten, 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 3 Blatt, 2 (statt X) Seiten, 1 Blatt, 122 Seiten (85-90 gefaltet); 1 Blatt, 304 Seiten, 1 Blatt, marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, 25 x 21,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, innen sauber und breitrandig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ceiling of the Music Room

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

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