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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.

      [Bookseller: Di Mano in Mano Soc. Coop]
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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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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA - In Six Parts - Two Volumes

      Printed for J, Dodsley, London 1777 - The Sixth Edition, with Improvements. Folding map frontispiece in each volume. Vol. I, (8), i - xii, 1 thru 324; Vol. II, i - xii, 308 pp. contemporary binding in tree calf, black leather label on the spine with gilt decorations and lettering, all edges marbled. Some edge wear, some wear at the top and bottom of the spine, book is tight, boards are holding, some gilt missing on the spine. All in all, a handsome set. Howes B 974, Clark I 208, Sabin 9282. [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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heuberger (VDA / ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mahrenholz]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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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]. - [22]pp. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        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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        The Orations of Demosthenes on Occasions of Public Deliberation

      T. Longman 1777 - This is the complete 3-volume (349, 277 + 336 pages) T. Longman (London) Third Edition publication of T. Leland's translation of The Orations of Demosthenes on Occasions of Public Deliberation. These were the copies of the arts patron and founder of what was to become the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Julian Wood Glass, Jr., whose bookplate (Emergo - Glass) is attached to each front inside cover. There are no other stamps, and only a few pencil notations. The covers (5.5" x 8.375"), full calf with gilt lettering in red backgrounds, gilt decoration to the spine, are in good condition, with minor scuffs and shallow edge wear, but with all spines straight and securely attached. There is only one stain of note - a roughly circular outline (about 1") to the front cover of Volume III, with little change in background color. The inside is very good, with occasional spot stains or foxed areas, none of which are prominent. The binding is tight throughout. There are no tears or notable creases. There are no illustrations in this set. All the type is unfaded, clean and legible. The above photos are accurate reflections of the book conditions. International shipping would be by priority express insured mail, with a shipping charge of $80.00. [Attributes: 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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