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        Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten. Nebst beygefügter Probe einer durch die Buchdruckerkunst gesetzten und gedruckten Landcharte. 20 S. Mit doppelblattgr. teils kolor. Karte und dem äußerst seltenen, in zwei Farben gedruckten Orig.-Vorderumschlag. 4°. Buntpapier-Pappbd im Stil d. Z.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1777. - Der erste der drei Versuche Breitkopfs, Landkarten im Buchdruck aus einzelnen typographischen Elementen herzustellen. "A description of an invention for printing maps with movable type. Breitkopf claimed to have been the inventor of map printing by use of types, or what is known as 'typometry' ." (Bigmore-Wyman 81). "Seine Bestrebungen, die Technik der Druckkunst, deren tiefen Verfall er erkannt hatte, zu heben, sind von Epoche machendem Erfolge gewesen. 1754 gelang ihm der Wurf, den Satz von theilbaren und beweglichen Notentypen . herzustellen . Kurz nach Erfindung der Musikcharaktere entwarf B. den Plan, Landkarten typographisch herzustellen, doch hatte er erst 1777, durch Rivalen angeregt, in der Schrift 'Ueber den Druck der geographischen Karten‘ hierüber gehandelt. Wohl bewußt, daß eine praktische Verwerthung der Erfindung in großem Stile nicht möglich sei, verwandte er, nachdem der hingeworfene Gedanke eines Schulatlas aufgegeben war, derartige Karten nur als gelegentliche Beigabe zu Büchern und für selbstverfaßte Gelegenheitsscherze, so zur ‚Beschreibung des Reichs der Liebe‘, einem Hochzeitsscherz ." (ADB III 298 f.). Der Orig.-Vorderumschlag mit typographischem Rahmen. In der Mitte eine große, blau gedruckte Holzschnittvignette mit einer Allegorie der Künste. – Gutes, äußerst breitrandiges Exemplar. Die Karte "Gegend um Leipzig" dat. 1776. – Bigmore-W. I 81.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        Hamburg, Plan+Panorama, Lotter, 1760, altkoloriert

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Hamburg, Plan+Panorama, Lotter, 1760, altkoloriert Hamburg eine Weltberühmte Freye Reichs- und Hansee- auch . Handels Statt. Kolor. Kupferstich nach M. Seutter bei T. C. Lotter, Augsburg um 1760. Blattmaß: 53x66 cm., schönes Verlagskolorit, nur gering fleckig. Vgl. Fauser 5398 (Seutter). - Prächtiger großer Plan von Hamburg mit einer Gesamtansicht der Stadt im unteren Drittel. Mit lat.-deutschem Titel in Schriftband im oberen Rand und Schriftfeld mit Legende 1-53 unten links oberhalb der Ansicht, die Ansicht in einer großen barocken Schmuckkartusche mit reichem allegorisch-figürlichem Beiwerk zu beiden Seiten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Morias Encomion [graece] / Moriae Encomomium / Stultitiae laudatio . Desiderii Erasmi Declamatio: Editio catigatissima. Denuo Recognovit A.G.M.Q. [i.e. A.-G. Meusnier de Querlon] Angebunden: De Optimo Reipublicae Statu Deque Nova Insula Utopia, Libri Duo: Autore Thoma Moro, Angliae Cancellario. Opus fincere expressum ex antiquioribus & meioris notae Editionibus collatis: cura & studio A.G.M.Q.

      Londini & venit Pairiis, apud Barbou via Mathurinensium., 1777. Zwei Bände in einem Band. [gestochenes allegorisches Frontispiz, Titelblatt mit gestochenr Vignette] xvj, 169 S.; [1 Bl.] xxvij, 204 S. Duodez, fein genarbter, ziegelroter, datierter (1779) Ganzmaroquineinband mit goldgeprägtem Wappensupralibros auf beiden Deckeln, dezenten goldgeprägten Verzierungen und Filetten auf Deckel Rücken Steh- und Innenkanten und Ganzgoldschnitt. (Rücken etwas aufgehellt) Ebert I, 6880; Brunet II, 142; Graesse II, 495; Van der Haeghen I. 127; Lewine 170; Bibl. Erasmiana 111; \"Nouvelle éditionn, donée par A.-G. Meusnier de Querlon. Le texte a été divisé en paragraphes numérotés. Les notes, très brèves, ont été tirées de l\'édition de Patin, 1678.\" Sehr dekroatives und liebevoll gestaltetes Duodez-Bändchen, in der gelobten Doppel-Edition Querlons. Aus dem Besitz des englischen gelehrten und Buchsammlers John Sparrow, mit dessen Besitzvermerk und dem ExLibris von Francis Law Letham. Das Frontispiz rückseitig minimal gebräunt, sonst außergewöhnlich schönes und dekoratives Bändchen. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Mappa Dell'Universo e de'due pui celebri Sistemi Planetarj. / Tavola Sferica. / Posizione Diversa Degli Abitanti Della Terra. / Planisferio Celeste Settentrionale Tagliato Sull' Equatore. / Celeste Meinale Tagliato Sull' Equatore.

      Venice: Antonio Zatta. -79 1777 - Together 5 sheets. Each image c. 31 x 41 cm. Variously coloured in block and in outline. The set comprises engravings of a projection of the universe, an illustration of spheres, an illustration describing the locations of the diverse populations of the world and two planispheres (celestial projections from the northern and southern hemispheres). The latter two engravings were drawn by Castellan, embellished by Pittori and engraved by Zuliani. Blank on versos. Light brown diagonal mark to lower left margin of the plate depicting the planisphere of the northern hemisphere, just encroaching onto image. Minor crease to left edge of the other planisphere engraving. Otherwise, the set is in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        Livre D'Eglise Conforme aux Breviaire & Missel de Soissons.

      [?Soissons, France] 1777 - "Both the Mass and the Divine Office contained prayers and chants that were recited or sung daily. Other components changed according to the liturgical day, season or feast. The fixed elements were known as the Ordinary – a term applied more frequently to the Mass than to the Office – while the latter was known as the Proper. The ‘Proper of the Time’ (Lat. Temporale) was organized around the liturgical year, which began on the first Sunday of Advent, four weeks before Christmas, and closed with the last Sunday of Pentecost. The Proper of the Time included what were known as ‘feasts of the Lord’, mainly commemorations of events in the life of Christ. The Proper of the Saints (Lat. Sanctorale) commemorated the feast-days of individual martyrs and saints celebrated on fixed dates of the calendar. The Sanctorale varied to a certain extent from place to place and incorporated formularies for local feasts that were not universally observed." Joseph Dyer in Grove Music Online.Pierre Devaux, the copyist, was probably a singer at the Abbey of Saint Léger in Soissons, France, an ancient town located about 100 miles north of Paris; the Abbey was founded in 1070. An unusual and well-executed document of 18th-century French chant. 2 vols. Octavo. Handsome full contemporary mid-brown calf with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, decorative boards with edges gilt, red morocco title label gilt to spine, all edges gilt. Four- line staves with square notation and Latin text underlay. Many pages with decorative stenciled head- and tailpieces. In black ink.Vol I: Propre du Temps. 1f. (title), 280, xxxviii pp. "Appartenant A Antoine Louis Duprez. [huissier?] à Soissons. M.DCC.LXXVII." to lower portion of title. "Fait par Pierre Devaux, Chantre de S. Leger. de Soissons. 1777." to lower margin of p. 280. With a somewhat crude manuscript correction (in black ink) (?"huissier") and annotation ("propre du temps") to lower portion of title. Small tear to blank outer margins of pp. 67-68, not affecting music.Vol II: Propre des Saints. 282-512, xxii, 39, [i] (blank) pp. "Fait par Pierre Devaux. 1777" to p. 39. Very light dampstaining to upper outer corners of some leaves, not affecting music.Both volumes with the bookplace of "Fossé D'Arcosse Jurisdictionis Consularis Praesse, Suessione" and reading ribbons. Bindings somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; several small areas of surface loss to boards of both volumes. Occasional minor staining and bleeding. An attractive item overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        ACTS AND LAWS OF THE COLONY OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE...AN ACT FOR ESTABLISHING COURTS OF LAW FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE WITHIN THIS COLONY... [bound with:] AN ACT FOR ENCOURAGING THE FIXING OUT OF ARMED VESSELS... [bound with:] AN ACT FOR FORMING AND REGULATING THE MILITIA WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE... [bound with:] AN ACT FOR REGULATING THE PRICES OF SUNDRY ARTICLES... [bound with:] AN ACT, FOR REGULATING THE CHOICE OF COUNTY TREASURERS AND RECORDERS OF DEBTS

      Exeter, N.H., 1777. Folio. Antique half calf and marbled boards. Tissue repair to closed tear on first leaf, contemporary ink notations to a few leaves, some fold lines, toning, and edge wear. Uncut, good overall. The first acts of an independent New Hampshire, drawn at the outset of war, and beginning the continuously paginated series of acts and laws that would be issued through 1778. The first imprint (pp. 3-18) contains a total of ten acts, the first establishing law courts for an independent government: "Where as the cruel and unnatural War commenced and prosecuted by Great-Britain against the United Colonies hath rendered it necessary for the protection and security of the Lives and Interests of the Inhabitants of this Colony to assume and establish a new Form of Government therein...." Other laws address courts and legal powers, taxation, voting, highways, credit and currency, and relief of the poor and the mentally unsound. A total of seven additional acts are included in the four additional imprints, including an act encouraging ships to arm themselves for protection of the coastline, one to form a militia, and one to regulate prices, among others. A rare and important series of laws.

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        Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale Savoir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les treize Provinces unies qui sont. les quatres Colonies de la Nouvelle Angleterre 1. New Hampshire, 2. Massachusetsbaye, 3. Rhode-Island, & 4. Conecticut, 5. la Nouvelle York, 6. Nouvelle Jersey, 7. Pensilvanie, 8. les Comtés de Newcastle Kent et Sussex sur la Delaware, 9. Mariland, 10. Virginie, 11. la Caroline Septentrionale, 12. la Caroline Meridionale et 13. Georgie avec la Floride - Gravée exactement d'après les determinations geographiques dernierement faites par Matthieu Albert Lotter à Augsbourg':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Matthäus Albrecht Lotter in Augsburg, n. 1777, 59,5 x 49 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 158 (Matthäus Albrecht Lotter, 1741-1810. Engraver and publisher. Worked for his father Tobias Conrad Lotter and succeeded to his business in 1777 , signed maps Gebrüder Lotter, Frères Lotter, or M.A. Lotter, and giving titles in French, German and English rather than Latin. .). - Zeigt die Ostküste von Neufundland bis Florida. - Unten rechts übergroße Titelkartusche mit Wappen. Lotter's map of the British Colonies, which identifies each of the 13 Colonies by name in the title and in the map, at the outbreak of the American Revolution. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Natuurlyke (Natuurlijke) Historie of uitvoerige Beschryving der Dieren, Planten en Mineraalen, volgens het Samenstel van der Heer Linnaeus. Met naauwkeurige Afbeeldingen. 8 Bände von 37 wie folgt: Tweede Deel: Planten. Zevende Stuk - elfde Stuk (vierde Afdeeling): De Kruiden (5 Bände); Twaalfde Stuk: De Bolplanten (vyfde Afdeeling); Dertiende Stuk: De Grasplanten (zesde Afdeeling); Veertiende Stuk : Varens, Mossen, Wieren en Paddesdoelen (VII - X. Afdeeling). Mit zusammen 68 gefalteten Kupfertafeln.

      Amsterdam: F. Houttuyn Erven, 1777 - 1779. 20,5 x 13 cm, zeitgenössische (Kalb) Halblederbände auf fünf echten Bünden, goldgeprägte Rückentitel auf roten, und Bandzählung auf grünen Rückenschildern, Felder mittig goldgeprägtem Blumenschmuck, darüber und darunter mit wellenförmigem Rankschmuckwerk versehen, Deckel mit braunem schwarzgesprenkelten Kleisterpapier bezogen, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Hier vorhanden der zweite Teil (Botanik / Pflanzenwelt) von Band 7 - Band 14 (Schlußband des 2. Teils). Umfasst die Abteilungen Kräuter Band VII - Bd. XI, Zwiebelpflanzen und -gewächse Band XII, Gräser und Geteide Band XIII, Kryptogamen (Moose, Farne, Algen und Pilze) Band XIV. Acht Bände mit zusammen 68 gefaltete Kupfertafeln von G. Philips. (Ohne den die Tierwelt behandelnden 18 Bände umfassenden ersten Teil, und die ersten sechs Bände des zweiten Teils, 1. Abt. Palmen (Bd. 1), 2. Abt. Bäume (Bde. 2 - 3) und 3. Abt. Sträucher / Stauden (Bde. 4 - 6) sowie den dritten Teil, \"Mineralreich\" : Versteinerungen, Fossilien, Gesteine und Mineralien in fünf Bänden.)Maarten Willem Houttuyn (* 1720 in Hoorn; † 2. Mai 1798 in Amsterdam) war ein niederländischer Arzt und Naturkundler. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet „Houtt.“. Er studierte in Leiden Medizin. Im Jahre 1753 siedelte er nach Amsterdam um, wo er ein Verlagshaus errichtete.1773 veröffentlichte er sein 37-bändiges Werk Natuurlijke Historie of uitvoerige Beschryving der Dieren, Planten en Mineraalen, volgens het Samenstel van der Heer Linnaeus. Das Werk stellt eine Übersetzung und Erweiterung von Carl von Linnés Systema Naturae dar. (Wikipedia)* * * Papierbezug der Deckel bei einigen Bänden leicht berieben, bei einem Deckel etwas stärker, sonst noch gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar in einer dekorativen Reihe. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Kräuter Zwiebelpflanzen Gräser Getreide, Farn Moos Algen Pilze Kryptogamen Versteinerungen Fossilien Mineralien Mineralogie Kristalle Kristallogie Erze Systema Naturae

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        Schriften. 2 Bände.

      Zürich, beym Verfasser 1777. - 4°. 191; 194 S. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 2 gest. Titel, 20 gest. Tafeln und 40 gest. Vignetten von Gessner. Pappbde. d.Z. mit handgeschr. Rückenschild (Ecken bestossen, berieben, Kapitale mit kleiner Feuchtigkeitsspur, leicht stockfleckig). "Gessners europäische Bedeutung beruht auf seiner bahnbrechenden Ausstrahlung als Dichter und Maler von Idyllen. Seine rhythmisch bewegte lyrische Prosa erneuerte in ihrer Weltoffenheit die Sprache des Barock. Unter den Dichtungen, die alle in der eigenen Firma teilweise in Antiqua gedruckt wurden, ragen als Hauptwerk die 1756-1772 publizierten 52 Idyllen hervor. Als Maler illustrierte Gessner mit zahlreichen Radierungen eigene und fremde Werke seines Verlags. [.] Diese Arbeiten weisen ihn aus als bedeutenden Buchgestalter und stilsicheren Maler, der dem Traum der beseelten Natur gekonnt Ausdruck verlieh." (B. Weber, in: HLS). - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Vorsätze etwas gebräunt, insgesamt jedoch schönes, breitrandiges Exemplar mit Druck auf festem Papier. - W/G 13 (für beide Bände). Band 2 erschien 1778. Lang de

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        Jachin and Boaz: Or, An Authentic Key To the Door of Free-Masonry. Calculated not only for the Instruction of every New-made Mason, but also for the Information of all who intend to become Brethren

      London and Dublin: W. Nicoll; Thomas Wilkinson, Circa 1777. Early edition. Leather bound. 41pp. Small duodecimo [20 cm] Rebound in later 3/4 brown leather with brown cloth over boards, a gilt stamped title and handwritten numerical paper label on the spine. New endpapers. Ex-libris Kent Walgren, Masonic bibliographer, with his notes in pencil on the front endpaper. Very good condition. Rubbed at the spine and along the edges of the covers. There are two bookseller labels on the rear pastedown, and there are sporadic light pencil markings on the pages. Wolfstieg 29983. Illustrated with An accurate Plan of the Drawing on the Floor of a Lodge... By a Gentleman belonging to the Jerusalem Lodge. Critical for the Masonic student and scholar. A view of freemasonry as practiced during this period, and a work which was originally published in 1762, and, according to The Handbook of Freemasonry edited by Henrik Bogdan and Jan A. M. Snoek, went through nearly 30 print runs before 1800.

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        ELISA BACIOCCHI. Litografia originale di Jean Baptiste Belliard, impressa da Delpech.

      Bella litografia, in formato cm.49x30,5, raffigurante la principessa a mezzo busto. Marginali fioriture. "Maria Anna Bonaparte, detta Elisa (Ajaccio, 13 gennaio 1777 ?" Trieste, 7 agosto 1820), era figlia di Carlo Maria Buonaparte e di Letizia Ramolino e quindi sorella di Napoleone Bonaparte. Sposò a Marsiglia il 5 maggio 1797, contro il volere del fratello, il capitano Felice Baciocchi (1762 ?" 1841) membro della nobiltà corsa. Divenuto imperatore di Francia, il fratello Napoleone creò per lei e le assegnò, il 18 marzo 1805, il Principato di Lucca e Piombino. Il 3 marzo 1809 divenne granduchessa di Toscana. Lucca veniva sprezzantemente chiamata da Napoleone la "repubblica nana", data la sua ridotta estensione territoriale, ma era sempre stata un baluardo di indipendenza politica, religiosa e commerciale. Da parte loro i lucchesi, avendo malvolentieri perduto la loro indipendenza con l'occupazione francese la chiamarono ironicamente la Madame. Donna molto attiva, si preoccupò lei stessa di amministrare i paesi assegnatile dal potente fratello, ma la popolazione dei territori da lei retti non ebbe mai grande simpatia nei suoi confronti, diffidando soprattutto dei suoi sforzi per "francesizzare" l'antica repubblica. Dopo aver ottenuto l'intero Granducato di Toscana, si trasferì a Firenze, ma non trovandola di suo gradimento ritornò di nuovo a Lucca, dove fece ristrutturare la villa oggi chiamata Villa Reale di Marlia. Dopo la caduta di Napoleone, nel 1814, si dice che i lucchesi "l'accompagnarono fuori della città". Fuggiasca e in stato di gravidanza, fu, per un periodo, prigioniera allo Spielberg, poi si ritirò prima a Bologna quindi a Sant'Andrea di Trieste, ove morì di cancro" (da wikipedia). Il pittore Jean Baptiste Belliard (Marsiglia, 1771 - ?) fu introdotto da David nell'"Académie de Paris" il 16 novembre 1791 e fu molto attivo nell'intera Europa durante il periodo napoleonico. > Benezit, I, 535.

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        A Collection of Emblematical Figures, Moral and Instructive; chiefly composed from the Iconology of Cavaliere Cesare Ripa, Perugino: .

      For the Editor, London 1777 - together with an introductory discourse on the science of iconology. The whole collected and arranged by George Richardson, architect. [14], vii, [1], 113, [1]p., 52 engraved plates. Some dustiness and occasional ink splashes to the margins of the title-page and other leaves. Bound in 19th century half calf, marbled boards. Covers very rubbed, corners bumped. Later end-papers and paste-downs. Head of dedication leaf torn, and one leaf of preface torn with slight loss of text. folio. London: printed for the Editor. 1777. Rare first printing of the work that developed into Richardson's two volume Iconographia. ESTC N54635 recording copies at the National Trust, Duke University and University of Texas only. This edition unrecorded in auction records. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Amusing Instructor, or, Tales and fables in prose and verse, for the improvement of youth: with useful and pleasing remarks on different branches of science... adorned with cuts

      London: Printed for F. Newbery, 1777. Second edition, 12mo, [4], 198pp., engraved frontispiece and 7 engraved plates, 3 full-page wood-engraved, 1 illustration within the text, some offsetting from plates, a couple of gatherings standing proud, cont. calf, joints cracked, untitled spine with raised bands outlined in gilt, corners bumped, head and foot of spine chipped. "Philander, a rich gentleman, sick of dissipation and amusement, retires to the country to devote himself to benevolence, taking as his motto "Virtue alone is happiness below." Hen entertains each Monday six young gentlemen—Master Steady, Master Featherbrain, Master Speakwell, etc.—and each Thursday six young ladies—Miss Allgood, Miss Prattle, Miss Haughty, etc. After one of them has told a story or recited a poem, the remainder of the visit is devoted to the study of the sciences in which each pupil speaks his piece in nauseating sententiousness interlarded with piety."—NBL. Provenance: Early ownership signature of Ann & Elizabeth Harrison on front paste-down. Roscoe, J12; NBL 446; First published in 1769, both edition are rare, ESTC locating four copies of the first (L, O; CLU-S/C, CtY-BR) and five of this second edition (L, O, LEu; CaOHM, CLU-S/C).

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        THE PROVINCE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVIDED INTO EAST AND WEST, COMMONLY CALLED THE JERSEYS

      London, 1777. Sheet size: 32 x 24 inches. Paper repair along center fold. Minor repairs in margins. In 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 seven 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 redemarcated 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.

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        THE AMERICAN CRISIS. NUMBER II. BY THE AUTHOR OF Common Sense

      Philadelphia, 1777. Dbd. Light stains on title and last leaf. Good. The very rare second part of the series by Paine which eventually stretched to thirteen numbers, written to boost the morale of American troops. Dated "Philadelphia, January 13, 1777" on page 24. Only the first five parts were separately printed as pamphlets, the rest being given directly to newspapers. This second part of THE AMERICAN CRISIS is directly addressed to Lord William Howe, the British commander in North America who though he had the upper hand militarily, had allowed Washington to evacuate New York, and had suffered recent defeats to the Americans at Trenton and Princeton. Paine mocks Howe and his demands on the American populace to cease their rebellion. Paine writes: "By what means, may I ask, do you expect to conquer America? If you could not effect it in the summer when our army was less than yours, nor in the winter when we had none, how are you to do it? In point of generalship you have been outwitted, and in point of fortitude outdone." The separate pamphlet editions of THE AMERICAN CRISIS, all of which are rare, were printed in various cities and towns. The older references, such as Evans and Howes, describe the Philadelphia printings of Parts I-III, but later findings by Edwin Wolf II and R.W.G. Vail have uncovered other early editions of this historical American political work. See especially Wolf's explanation of the various Philadelphia editions of the first three parts of THE AMERICAN CRISIS printed by Styner and Cist ("Evidence Indicating the Need for Some Bibliographical Analysis of American-Printed Historical Works" in PBSA 63 [1969], pp.266-68).

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

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

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        Analysis Collectionum, & Fontium Juris Ecclesiastici Publici, Et...

      1777. Canon Law for German Students Reiss, Ulrich. Analysis Collectionum, & Fontium Juris Ecclesiastici Publici, Et Privati Germanici, Quam in Commodiorem Usum Tyronum Juris Sacri ex Probatissimis Auctoribus Collegit, Et una Cum Selectis Corollariis Juridicis Publicae Disputationi Expositis in Lucem Publicam. Augsburg: Sumptibus Riegerianis, 1777. xxxii, 224; 54 pp. Final section preceded by title page. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary speckled-paper boards, fragments of title labels to spine, speckled edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint starting at head. Light toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to preliminaries and final leaf. A nice copy of a scarce title. $1,250. * Only edition. This is a handbook on canon law for students. Reiss was a professor of canon law at the University of Augsburg. At the end of the book is a related dissertation from 1777, at which Reiss presided, entitled Corollaria ex Universo Jure Ecclesiastico Publico, et Privato Hodiernis Academiarum Germaniae Moribus Accomodato. OCLC locates no copies in North America. Not in VD18, the British Museum Catalogue or Ferreira-Ibarra.

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        The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by Himself.

      London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1777. Kl.-8°. IV + 62 S. Kanzleipappe der Zeit. EA. In engl. Sprache. Mit dem gestochenen Porträt Humes von T. Cook sowie den Verlagsanzeigen und dem Schmutztitel. - Priv. Widm. a. V., die Druckerschwärze des Porträts schlägt durch, leichte Gbrsp., etw. fleckig. Schönes Expl. - Hier die wichtigste Quelle zu Humes Leben, der dies noch vor seinem Tode 1776 schrieb. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Philosophie

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        Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Brüder auf den caraibischen Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan. Herausgegeben von Johann Jakob Bossart.

      Barby, Christian Friedrich Laux und Leipzig, in Commission bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1777. - 2 Bände. 8°. 8 Bl., 444 S., 2 Bl.; 2 Bl., (447)-1068 S., 23 Bl. mit 3 mehrfach gefalt. Kupferstichkarten, 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von Sturm und Nussbiegel nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers sowie 1 Tabelle. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückensch. u. reicher Rückenverg. ADB XXIV, 264. Bruun V, Sp. 23. Engelmann II, 194. Sabin 57152. - Erste Ausgabe. - Einbände geringf. berieben, stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sehr gutes dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückensch. u. reicher Rückenverg. 2 Bände. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN ORATION, DELIVERED MARCH 5th, 1777, AT THE REQUEST OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON; TO COMMEMORATE THE BLOODY TRAGEDY OF THE FIFTH OF MARCH, 1770

      Boston, 1777. Half title. Dbd. Light soiling and foxing. Small hole in half title, not affecting text; repaired with contemporary paper on verso. About very good. In a cloth slipcase. Hichborn delivered the seventh annual oration on the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, following such eminences as John Hancock and Joseph Warren, who preceded him in earlier years. Hichborn, a Bostonian fairly radical in his politics, proclaims that civil liberty is "not 'a government by laws' made agreeable to charters, bills of rights or compacts, but a power existing in the people at large, at any time, for any cause, or for no cause, but their own sovereign pleasure, to alter or annihilate both the mode and the essence of any former government, and adopt a new one in its stead." This was the first Boston Massacre oration after the declaration of independence. The text concludes with a five-stanza poem in honor of George Washington. Scarce.

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        Die neuesten Offenbarungen Gottes, Erster und Zweiter Theil (in einem Band)

      Frankenthal, Ludwig Bernhard Friedrich Gegel, (1777). - 2 nn.Bl., 428 S., 332 S. Einband leicht berieben und bestossen, das Bezugspapier stellenweise beschabt. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt, einzelne Fleckchen. Buchschnitt angeschmutzt. Insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Versuch einer Übersetzung des neuen Testamentes in eine leicht verständliche Sprache, das 1777 in weiten Teilen Deutschlands verboten wurde. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 548 Halbledereinband, Rückentitel, umlaufender Rotschnitt, ca. 11,4 x 18 cm.

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        Florum Sparsio ad jus Iustinianeum, Cum Praefatione...

      1777. Excerpts from Roman Law Selected by Grotius Grotius, Hugo [1583-1645]. Gebauer, Georg Christian [1690-1773]. [Somma, Gabriele, Notes]. Florum Sparsio ad jus Iustinianeum, Cum Praefatione D. Geor. Christiani Gebaveri. Insuper hac Prima Neapolitana Editione Notulis Passim Aucta, Et Indicibus Tribus. Naples: Ex Officina Vincentii Manfredii, 1777. [xxiii], 378, [4] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Original printed wrappers with untrimmed edges bound into later quarter vellum over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Negligible rubbing to extremities. Moderate toning to text, foxing in places, dampstaining to first quarter of text block, internally clean. * Fourth and final edition, the only edition with Somma's notes. First published in 1642, the Florum Sparsio is a topically digested selection of excerpts from Justinian's Code with commentary by Grotius. It was intended to serve as a tool for legal arguments. Somma, who wrote the additional notes in this edition, was a Neapolitan theologian. They add philological detail and information about Neapolitan and Italian law. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley Law School). Ter Meulen and Diermanse, Bibliographie de Grotius 795.

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        Essai sur le commerce de Russie, avec l'histoire de ses découvertes.

      Amsterdam, n.p. 1777 - Octavo. Pp. 299, (1). Plus large folding engraved map (bit browned, short splits at folds), bound after title. Half-title present; handsome engraved head-piece; numerous tables and calculations. Hardcover, bound in contemporary handsome full speckled calf, occasionally rubbed at extremities, spine gilt ruled, minute chip at head, black morocco label lettered in gilt, old label affixed to first paste-down, endpapers browned. With ample margins, in a very good condition. ~ First edition. Attribued to Marbault (Cf. National Union Catalog, pre-1956 imprints; Barbier). The attractive copperplate map, "Carte des Découvertes des Russes dans la Mer Orientale, et en Amerique Pour Servir à l'essai, Sur le commerce de Russie" is by Gerardin, engraved by Croisey for inclusion in this book. KVK lists 3 holdings only: British Library (with a second copy in microform), National Library of France, Union Catalogs Germany (4).

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        [TWENTY-SIX WOODCUT PANELS FROM THE TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION OF HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN I]

      [Germany, 1777. All mounted to old cardstock, some toning and edge wear, almost all with pinholes, some with the printed sequence number trimmed away, short jagged tear to one example. Overall good. A collection of twenty-six panels from the famous and monumental series of woodcuts commissioned by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and commonly known as THE TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION or THE TRIUMPH OF MAXIMILIAN I. This massive undertaking to celebrate in woodcut the achievements of the young emperor resulted in a continuous woodcut image that measures approximately 177ft. when all 139 images are placed in sequence. Between 1512 and until Maximilian's death in 1519, numerous skilled artists of the day created woodblock images for the TRIUMPH, including Hans Burgkmair, Albrecht Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Springinklee, Leonard Beck, Hans Schäufelein, and Wolf Huber. The text to accompany the book was personally dictated by Maximilian to his secretary, Marx Treitzsaurwein. It is from this text that we know the subjects and settings for each of the individual woodcuts. Hans Burgkmair was the chief artist responsible for the TRIUMPH. Burgkmair was the leading painter and draughtsman in the wealthy city of Augsburg, and of all of Maximilian's artists, Burgkmair was the most important in adapting his talents to the service of the Emperor. He is best remembered for his graphic work including Biblical illustrations, book illustrations, coats of arms, and ornaments. Burgkmair drew sixty-six of the 137 woodcuts for the TRIUMPH, accounting for nineteen of the twenty-six woodcuts here. Six of the remaining seven woodcuts in this collection were accomplished by Albrecht Altdorfer (numbers 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, and 85), attributed to him by the critic Joseph Meder in 1932 on stylistic grounds. Number 126 is attributed to Hans Schäufelein. Because the portions of some of the woodcuts with banner plaques are supposed to have inscriptions but are printed in solid black (as in numbers 73-76, and others below), these examples were printed from the original woodblocks in either the 1520s or ca. 1777. The cutting of the inscriptions on these woodblocks was completed after the second edition in 1777 but before the edition of 1796. So, these woodcuts are most likely from the 1777 second edition based on paper stock, overall appearance, and for differences in the numbers printed on some examples as they relate to the first edition strikes. The woodcuts present here are especially interesting for their depiction of peoples, animals, and costumes from exotic lands. The two-panel scene composed of numbers 21 and 22 shows a giant camel pulling two men playing organs. The giant African or Asian elephant in the penultimate number is exquisitely handled, and punctuates the two panels present here that depict the exotic peoples of Calicut, a port city on the Malabar coast of southern India. Portuguese ships had first reached Calicut in 1506 and the colony of goad established in 1511, so their appearance represents peoples as exotic as New World natives would have been. Largely, these people are represented as little more than savages, wearing loin cloths, animal skins, grass skirts, or no clothing, carrying primitive weaponry, and juxtaposed with their animals in a more intimate manner than in the more "civilized" people represented in the other woodcuts, carrying monkeys and birds, and walking amongst their cows and sheep. Several examples present here can be conjoined to make two-, three-, or four-panel displays. Numbers 41 and 42 connect jousters to the chief jousting official who bears their banner, the beginning panels of the jousting section of the display. Numbers 44 and 45 connect Italian jousters with their standard bearer. Numbers 47- 49 also connect jousters in a three-panel display showing high-saddled jousters, those in leg armor, and still more Italian jousters with rounded handguards. The most continuous display achievable with this selection is a four-panel representation of horsemen from the Austrian hereditary territories from Duino to various foreign inheritances. The twenty-six woodcuts included here are as follows (all numbers referencing the Dover publication, followed by the number printed on the image, if one can be ascertained): 1) Number 11. Wilhelm von Greyssen, the chief boar hunter, on horseback with five wild boars trailing him. 2) Number 13. Herr Diepolt von Slandersberg, the chief bear hunter, on horseback with five bears trailing him. 3) Number 15. Vice-marshal Eberpach bearing a plaque for the cupbearer, cook, barber, tailor, and cobbler. 4) Number 21. A large camel driven by a small boy carrying the leader's verse. 5) Number 22. Master Paul Hofhaimer and another musician on a low plow car bearing an organ. This woodcut connects with number 21 above via a harness on the camel. 6) Number 37. Five men of the Gefecht with bucklers with unsheathed long swords. 7) Number 40. Five men of the Gefecht with ordinary swords in the scabbards, all wearing wreaths. 8) Number 41. Herr Anthony von Yfan, chief tourneyer, on horseback bearing a banner which was to have been inscribed with verse regarding knightly tournaments. 9) Number 42. Following Yfan, five tourneyers abreast in good order on foot in full armor. Follows the woodcut featuring Yfan just above. 10) Number 44. Printed number 43 in upper right corner. Herr Wolfgang von Polhaim on horseback bearing a banner for Rennen, a type of jousting with pointed lances and lighter armor. 11) Number 45. Italian jousters, five abreast in good order, on horseback. 12) Number 47. Hohenzeuggestech, high-saddled jousters, five abreast on horseback. 13) Number 48. Five jousters in leg armor, on horseback, the horses covered in leather, grasping their lances beneath the round guards, heads wreathed. 14) Number 49. Italian jousters, five on horseback, with murneten, round jousts with circular guards. 15) Number 51. Printed number 50 in upper right corner. Geschifftrennen, five men on horseback with shields that jump into the air in pieces. 16) Number 55. Printed number 49 in upper right corner. Schwiefrennen, showing five men on horseback, indicating an oblique line of attack. 17) Number 73. The Austrian hereditary territories of Duino, Oberwaldsee, and Unterwaldsee represented by three horsemen bearing banners of the territories. 18) Number 74. The Austrian hereditary territories of Burgendt and Zeringen represented by two horsemen bearing banners of the territories. 19) Number 75. The Austrian hereditary territories of Bohemian inheritance and English inheritance represented by two horsemen bearing banners of the territories. 20) Number 76. The Austrian hereditary territories of Portuguese inheritance and Moravian inheritance represented by two horsemen bearing banners of the territories. 21) Number 78. A group of Burgundian fifers in good order with bombardons, a type of bass tuba. 22) Number 85. Printed number 84 in upper right corner. The Burgundian territories of Charolois, Maconois, Auxerrois represented by three men on horseback carrying banners. 23) Number 114. Printed number 97 in upper right corner. Prisoners from lands where Maximilian waged war, this scene showing ten men carrying a statue of a woman with angel's wings, and each of these women carrying a palm or some other symbol of triumph. 24) Number 126. Printed number 104 in upper right corner. Meritorious soldiers, showing a man on foot carrying a banner, followed by two ranks of arquebusiers, five men in each. 25) Number 129. Printed 107 in the upper right corner. The people of Calicut, represented by a man in a loin cloth, wearing a laurel wreath, astride a giant elephant, followed by representations of the people of Calicut, naked like Indians. 26) Number 131. Printed number 109 in the upper right corner. More people of Calicut with spears, some naked, some dressed in the Moorish fashion, all wearing laurel wreaths, and including a cow, a small child, and two women carrying baskets of fruit atop their heads. "In its boldness of conception, its epic proportions, and its wealth of content, the TRIUMPH OF MAXIMILIAN I stands as one of the world's richest and most unusual monuments of art...In one splendid sheet after another it portrays the achievements and aspirations, the dreams of eternity and the earthly pleasures, of the most colorful and paradoxical ruler of his time...Fond as he was of entertainments and traditions that harked back to medieval times, still this 'last of the knights' (born 1459, dies 1519) possessed a sense of the power of publicity unique in his day. He saw clearly how he could enhance the glory of himself and his Hapsburg dynasty through the widest possible dissemination of inspiring words and pictures. The woodcut was the ideal medium for his purpose...It is impossible to overestimate the importance of the TRIUMPH as a primary source for the history of costume, musical instruments, heraldry, and military and sporting weapons, armor, and appurtenances; for portraits of individual historical characters; and for hundreds of authentic and unusual ornamental motifs" - Appelbaum. An excellent cross-section of Maximilian I's incredible pictorial celebration of his reign, extraordinarily rare in the market for even a single example.

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        IN COUNCIL OF SAFETY. LANCASTER, NOVEMBER 8, 1777. ORDERED, THAT...BE AUTHORISED AND REQUIRED TO COLLECT WITHOUT DELAY FROM SUCH OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE COUNTY OF...AS HAVE NOT TAKEN THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND ABJURATION, OR WHO HAVE AIDED OR ASSISTED THE ENEMY, AND FROM SUCH WELL-AFFECTED PERSONS AS MAY BE ABLE TO SPARE THEM, ARMS AND ACCOUTREMENTS...FOR THE ARMY

      Lancaster, 1777. Old folds. Small separation at center cross-fold. Old 2 1/2 x 2-inch stain in center. Very good. In a half morocco box. A remarkable circular letter from the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, authorizing the seizure of goods from American Loyalists so that those items could be given to the bedraggled Continental Army, which would soon be wintering at nearby Valley Forge. Patriotic Americans are also asked to give what they can of arms and clothing for the war effort. We are unable to locate any other copies of this rare and significant directive. The Pennsylvania Council of Safety evacuated Philadelphia when the British occupied the city in September 1777. On October 21, 1777, having removed to Lancaster, they issued a proclamation authorizing the confiscation of the estates and property of any American who fought in the British army, and of anyone who provided material comfort and support to the British occupiers. The present proclamation, also issued from Lancaster, directs eleven men, whose names are provided in manuscript, to collect goods that would be of the utmost importance for Washington's troops at Valley Forge. Among the specific items listed are "arms and accoutrements, blankets, woolen cloth, linceywoolsey, linnen, shoes and stockings for the army." These goods were to be collected from any inhabitant of the county "as have not taken the oath of allegiance and abjuration, or who have aided or assisted the enemy." Patriotic Americans able to contribute goods for the Continental Army are also asked to give what they can. The specific county in which these collections are to take place has not been filled in in this copy of the Council's circular letter. Added in a contemporary manuscript hand at the conclusion of the printed text is the following note: "all officers civilian & military are hereby required and directed on application from the Commissioners above or any of them to be aiding and assisting in the execution of these orders." The text is signed in print by Thomas Wharton, Junior, President of the Council of Safety. No copies of this broadside circular are listed in Evans, Bristol, Shipton & Mooney, NAIP, or ESTC. Rare, and highly evocative of the deprivation that Washington's troops faced at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78, and the desperate measures taken to support them.

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        JOURNALS OF CONGRESS, CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS IN THE YEAR 1776...VOLUME II

      Philadelphia, 1777. Early 19th-century sheep and marbled boards. Rubbed, some wear on spine ends and corners. Text uniformly toned. Very slight paper nicks at edge of title-leaf, slight paper loss at corners of a few index leaves. With the signature of Richard Bland Lee on the titlepage. In a blue half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. This volume of the Journals of Congress is one of the rarest of the series issued from 1774 to 1788. It covers the exciting events of 1776, culminating with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, an early printing of which appears here, as well as all of the other actions of Congress for the year. It is thus a vital document in the history of American independence and the American Revolution. On September 26, 1776, Congress had authorized printer Robert Aitken to produce a uniform edition of their Journals. Aitken combined the Journals of the First and Second Continental Congresses of 1774 and 1775 (originally published by Bradford in two separate volumes) into one volume, to form Volume I of the series. The material from the first four months of 1776 was reprinted by Aitken from the monthly issues he had produced at the time strictly for the use of Congress, in an edition of eighty copies (the so called "Cartridge Paper" edition). In early 1777 he produced the rest of this volume, as Volume II of the series. This was completed in the spring or summer, and marks the first publication of the June-December 1776 Journals. According to Aitken's account, 532 copies were completed. In the fall of 1777 the British campaign under Howe forced the Congress to evacuate Philadelphia, moving first to Lancaster and then to York, Pennsylvania. The fleeing Congress took with it what it could, but, not surprisingly, was unable to remove many copies of its printed Journals, which would have been bulky and difficult to transport. Presumably, many left behind in Philadelphia were destroyed by the British, accounting for its scarcity today. The 1776 Journals record some of the most stirring moments of the Crisis of the Revolution. Much attention is devoted to the actual organization of a civil government to manage a war. On May 15, Richard Henry Lee's proposal of independence is recorded, and the concurrence of various other states appears throughout June before the formal motion was made on July 2. The Declaration of Independence appears in full on pages 241- 246. Besides this, there is a vast quantity of material of military and political importance. This volume belonged to Richard Bland Lee, a son of one of the most prominent Virginia families of the Revolutionary era. His older brother Henry ("Light Horse Harry") was one of the most noted cavalry commanders of the Revolution, and his other older brother Charles was Attorney General of the United States from 1795 to 1801. Richard himself served in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1784-88, then served as one of the first U.S. Representatives in 1789-95. His adherence to the Federalist party led to his defeat as a Congressman, but did not interfere with his warm personal friendship with James Madison, which continued throughout his life. The latter part of his life was devoted to managing his estates in tidewater Virginia. A nice association copy of the first Congressional printing of the Declaration of Independence.

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        Allgemeine Theorie der Schönen Künste in einzeln, nach alphabetischer Ordnung der Kunstwörter auf einander folgenden Artickeln abgehandelt.

      In der Heilmannischen Buchhandlung, Biel, 1777 - 2 Bände. Biel, In der Heilmannischen Buchhandlung 1777. 8°. XVI, 764 S. und ausfaltbare Kupferstichtafel; 4 Bll., 948 S. u. 6 ausfaltbare Notenbeilagen. Mit zahlreichen Notenbeispielen und Abbildungen im Text. Lederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Einbände mit geringen Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar (Stempel). Erstmals 1771-74 erschienen. Einbände mit geringen Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar (Stempel). Lederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung.

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        Sibiria, anno 1760, Lotter T.C., scarce map, big size.

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Sibiria, anno 1760, Lotter T.C., scarce map, big size. "Carte géographique contenant le royaume de Siberie divisée en trois départemens, savoir: Tobolskago, Ienisseiskago, Irkvtskago ; et quelques autres parties de la Tartarie ; publié par Tobie Conrad Lotter geogr: d'Augsbourg ; gravé par Matthieu Albert Lotter, à Auguste " Printed from 2 plates, contemporary colours, below margin restored, little brownish, size of the leaf: 53x114 cm. Very scarce map of Sibiria. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Northumberland Strait; Northeastern District of Nova Scotia; Part of Cape Breton Island; Part of the Island of St. John]

      London 1777 - From The Atlantic Neptune. At the close of the French and Indian War, Des Barres, the most noted and skilled producer of coastal charts in late eighteenth-century England, was sent to America by the British Admiralty to survey the coasts of the Maritime Provinces. These provinces, so recently acquired from France, had never been adequately mapped, and using the most advanced hydrographic instruments available, Des Barres spent the next ten years constructing a series of charts of unparalleled accuracy and schematic beauty, of crucial importance for military maneuvers on the Northeast Coast. Ultimately the project was expanded to include the entire Atlantic and gulf coasts of North America. At the outset of the American Revolution, Des Barres was assigned the task of compiling his work -- and that of others surveying the coast and shorelines of North America -- into an atlas that would enable the British Navy and Merchant Marines to navigate safely in North American waters. Des Barres returned to England in 1774 and began to prepare his charts for publication. The collected charts appeared as the Atlantic Neptune, a magnificent work consisting of about 275 views, plans and charts, which is considered the first great marine atlas of the eastern seaboard, and by many the most splendid collection of charts ever published. Each volume was composed of charts selected for a particular purpose or mission and thus, no two sets are identical. Sheet size: 30 x 63 3/8".

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell. -1789 1777 - 6 vols. 4to. (29 x 22.5 cm). As issued with half-titles to vols. 2-6 and errata leaves in vols 2, 3 and 6 (the latter covering vols 4, 5 & 6). Bound in contemporary tree calf, nicely rebacked to style. Spines with raised bands, gilt rules and decorative devices, red labels, ex-libris General George Michell with his engraved armorial bookplates and ownership inscription to title pages. Contents generally fresh and clean. A handsome set. Engraved portrait frontis and three maps. Vol.I is Third Edition the remainder all First Editions [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Reale medicide esponente nella morte di Don Garzia i fatti piu' speciali di Cosimo Duca II di Firenze poscia Granduca Primo di Toscana con prologo in parte analogo alla prefazione e cantata divisa in due parti quali servono con altri annessi di corrispondenti tramezzi alla presente prima tragica festa teatrale illustrata di rami e d'istoriche annotazioni

      Per Gaetano Cambiagi 1777 In 8, pp. 140 con 9 tavv. f. t. inc. all'acquaf. da M. Carboni di cui 6 ritr. 2 figure allegoriche e 1 veduta di palazzo Pitti. Molti finalini xil. n.  Fresco esemplare in barbe. M. pl. ottocenteca con alcuni restauri al d. Manca l'occhietto.  Rara edizione originale di questa rapppresentazione teatrale, la prima pubblicata dal Catani, cui segui' una seconda nel 1778, la Bianca Capello. Entyrambe vennero stroncate dall'ambito culturale fiorentino, tacciandole di eccessiva macchinosita' e scarsa inventiva da parte dell'autore. Queste due opere avrebbero dovuto inserirsi in un ciclo di sette tragiche feste teatrali, non vere e proprie tragedie ma una sorta di pieces macchinose, inframezzate di balli, ditirambi e cantate. Miglior fortuna il Catani ebbe con le imprese giornalistiche. Fondo' infatti, con il Ristori, il Giornale Fiorentino, foglio di carattere illuministico cui collaboro' Giovanni Ristori, e il Gionale enciclopedico. Timpanaro Morelli in: Diz. Biogr. ital. Melzi, II, p. 415. ITA

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        Delineatio Geographica Territorii Celsissim orum S.R.I. comitum Ruthenorum de Plauen utriusque Lineae Senioris nempe ac Junioris partem Vogtlandiae olim ac ho die sic dictae constituentis. Impensis Homannianorum Heredum. Cum Privil. S. Caes. Majest.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, v. 1777, 48,5 x 55 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 399. - 2. Zustand der Homann Karte. - Hier mit der Landschaftansicht unter der Titelkartusche. - Zeigt den thüringischen Anteil des Vogtlandes zwischen Hof a.d. Saale, Saalfeld, Gera und Zwickau. - Oben rechts Maßstab. - Perfekter Zustand! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Poets of Great Britain Complete, from Chaucer to Churchill [109 Volumes]

      Apollo Press for The Martins. Hardcover. Edinburgh and London, 1777-1788. Complete in 109 volumes. 18mo, contemporary polished calf, spines divided by false bands into six compartments, black and red gilt lettered labels. A complete set of Bell's British Poets in its first edition. A landmark of publishing at the time, published soon after the change in copyright law in 1774. This is a particularly well preserved set in a contemporary binding. With 37 of 47 engraved portraits and 109 engraved title pages. Most volumes in very good to near fine condition with minimal normal wear. A few flaws: scattered foxing, a few corners stained, joints flaked, a few joints split, one cover detached (we have chosen to leave it as such for the time being due to the historical value of the set), one label at spine missing (the volume number of Chaucer's fourth volume), two other labels chipped with loss to text. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. CBEL I, Vol II, p. 259 . Very Good. 1777. First Edition.

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        The economy of beauty, in a series of fables: addressed to the ladies by Dr. Cosens, Minister of Teddington. 2 books in 1

      London: J. Walter, 1777. First edition.. 4to. (11 x 9 inches). pp.viii + viii + 104. The Second Book: title + advertisement + vi + 114. 23 hors-texte engraved plates: frontis + 10 (one before each Fable in the first book) + 12 (one before each Fable in The Second Book). Plain paper-covered boards over grained cloth, gilt to spine. Boards rubbed and lightly marked. Late 20th century personal bookplate to front pastedown. Early owner's name and date (1793) in ink to flyleaf. Edges dusty. In the first book, a light stain affecting fore-edge margin of pp.28-40 and just-affecting margin of plate Fable V, though not touching image itself. Extrems slightly grubby. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding sound. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Verzeichniss der gefangenen Christen, welche die, in gesammten kaiserlich-königlichen Erblanden, des durchlauchtigsten Erzhauses von Oesterreich, ....theils in den afrikanischen Plätzen, fürnehmlich: zu Algier, Maschera, und Tripoli; theils in der europäischen und asiatischen Türkey ....Vienna, Schulz-Gastheim ('gedruckt mit Schulzisch-Gastheimischen Schriften'), [1780]. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee Franz Joseph I, prince of Liechtenstein, on verso of the title-page. Sewn.

      Cf RGG VI, col. 1040. Printed lists containing the names of all 81 Austrian Christian prisoners set free between the years 1777 and 1780, after years of suffering in Muslim prisons around the Mediterranean, at the intervention of the Austrian Barefoot Order, part of the Trinitarian Order, which was established in 1198 by Jean de Matha and Felix de Valois. The frontispiece shows a Barefoot monk paying the ransom money to a Muslim sultan. Scattered library stamps of the Stadliches Museum in Salzburg, including cancel stamp; first 2 ll. dog-eared. A good copy.

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        La Haute et la Basse Silesie, 1770, Lotter T.C.

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - La Haute et la Basse Silesie, 1770, Lotter T.C. "Haute et la Basse Silesie, divisée en XVII principautés et VI seigneuries avec les confins des etâts circonvoisins ; faite par Tobie Conrad Lotter, geographe". Very scarce map, size of the leaf: 95x80 cm.!!!-original publishers colours, printed from 4 plates, only little brownish. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'ordre social, ouvrage suivi d'un traité élémentaire sur la valeur, l'argent, la circulation, l'industrie & le commmerce [sic] intérieur & extérieur. [?]

      Chez les Frères Debure, Paris 1777 - First edition. In contemporary leather. Gilt spine with green title vignette. Marbled fore-edge. (8º) a-b8, A-Gg8, Hh4; (5), VI-XXXI, (2), 2-488 p. Scarce first edition of Le Trosne's treatise on Physiocracy. In "De l'ordre social", Le Trosne sets out the main principles of Physiocracy, the "Government of Nature", that is considered as the first school of thought in economics. They believed that the wealth of nations was derived from the value of "land agriculture" and the agricultural products should be highly priced. In the second part of the book (Discours [?] sur la liberté du Commerce des Grains) Le Trosne demanding the liberation of grain trade within France. Guillaume-François Le Trosne (1728-1780) was a French jurist and economist, founding member of the Société royale d'agriculture (Royal Agricultural Society), one a leading theorists of Physiocracy, considered as the father of political economy in France. His studies mostly focusing on practical issues and tax problems. He is known as the author of the essay "Reflexions Politiques [?]" (1777) that "traced - perhaps for the first time -a parallel between Russia and the now independent USA as two nations that would probably overcome Europe soon, the latter by means of freedom, free trade and property, the former through the absolute rule of an enlightened monarch." (Adamovsky). [Bibl: Adamovsky, E.: Euro-Orientalism. Liberal Ideology and the image of Russia in France (c. 1740-1880). Oxford - New York: Peter Lang, 1986.] INED 2879., Einaudi 3358., Kress B. 55. Occasional underlines and marginal signs in ink and pencil. Binding somewhat worn, overall a good copy. In contemporary leather. Gilt spine with green title vignette. Marbled fore-edge [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lisboa/Lisbon/Lissabon, anno 1755, View, Lotter, scarce Lissabon

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Lisboa/Lisbon/Lissabon, anno 1755, View, Lotter, scarce Lissabon. "Lisabon die prächtige Königl. Residenz=Statt in Portugall". Kol. Vogelschauansicht, darunter unkol. Ansicht der brennenden u. zerstörten Stadt nach dem Erdbeben 1755 (14,5:56,5 cm), jeweils vom Tejo aus mit Schiffsstaffage. Kupf. von M. Seutter "anjezo bey T. C. Lotter", um 1760. Mit farb. lat.-dt. Kopftitel, in den Oberecken 2 kl. kol. Wappen sowie in der Mitte gr. kol. Kart. mit lat.-dt. Legende (Beschreibung des Erdbebens). 51:62 cm. Reference: Fauser 7878. Lisbon after the Earthquake anno 1755. From the University of California, Berkeley: "Historical Depictions of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake Jan T. Kozak, Institue of Rock Mechanics, Czech Academy of Science Charles D. James, National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering Note: With permission, this paper is abridged and edited from drafts of a longer work in progress by V. S. Moreira, C. Nunes and J. Kozak on the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. The images presented here are taken from the NISEE Kozak Collection of Images of Historical Earthquakes. Although not the strongest or most deadly earthquake in human history, the 1755 Lisbon earthquake's impact, not only on Portugal but on all of Europe, was profound and lasting. Depictions of the earthquake in art and literature can be found in several European countries, and these were produced and reproduced for centuries following the event, which came to be known as "The Great Lisbon Earthquake." The earthquake began at 9:30 on November 1st, 1755, and was centered in the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 km WSW of Cape St. Vincent. The total duration of shaking lasted ten minutes and was comprised of three distinct jolts. Effects from the earthquake were far reaching. The worst damage occurred in the south-west of Portugal. Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, was the largest and the most important of the cities damaged. Severe shaking was felt in North Africa and there was heavy loss of life in Fez and Mequinez. Moderate damage was done in Algiers and in southwest Spain. Shaking was also felt in France, Switzerland, and Northern Italy. A devastating fire following the earthquake destroyed a large part of Lisbon, and a very strong tsunami caused heavy destruction along the coasts of Portugal, southwest Spain, and western Morocco. The oscillation of suspended objects at great distances from the epicenter indicate an enormous area of perceptibility. The observation of seiches as far away as Finland, suggest a magnitude approaching 9.0. Precursory phenomena were reported, including turbid waters in Portugal and Spain, falling water level in wells in Spain, and a decrease in water flow in springs and fountains. Detailed descriptions of the earthquake's effects in Morocco, were, in some cases, based on Portuguese manuscripts written by priests. The cities of Meknes, Fez, and Marrakesh in the interior, and the coastal towns of Asilah, Larache, Rabat, and Agadir (Santa Cruz during the Portuguese occupation) suffered much damage in the quake. Mosques, synagogues, churches, and many other buildings collapsed in Meknes, where numerous casualties were reported. The convent, church, and Hospital de S. Francisco collapsed completely. Lisbon In 1755, Lisbon was one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city retained some of its Moorish influence during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This may be seen in the design of the streets in the quarters surrounding St. George Castle and extending as far as Rossio, the central part of the city. The Rosario, or main square, was the commercial center of Lisbon. The Estatus Palace, situated to the north, was where illustrious visitors to the Kingdom were lodged. On the east side, Saint Dominic Church and the All Saint's Royal Hospital, with its magnificent façade, were erected. On top of the hill, an ancient royal residence was situated. To the west, the church and its Convent were among the most magnificent buildings in Lisbon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Interieur einer dreihalligen barocken Kirche mit mehreren Figuren.

      - Feder in Schwarz, grau laviert, über Bleistift, mit doppelter Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten mit Fragment des Wasserzeichens: C & I Honig, rechts am Fuße einer Säule signiert und datiert „Johannes Franciscus Gout inv: et delin 1777.". 28,5:34,2 cm. Durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Die Zeichnung stammt vermutlich noch aus der Zeit, in der Gout als Dekorationsmaler in Schloß Birkenfeld in Unterfranken tätig war. Des Malers und Radierers Gout früheste Arbeiten sind in Nürnberg nicht lange vor 1773 entstanden. 1773 und die folgenden Jahre war er in Schloß Birkenfeld tätig. 1780 war er Hofmaler in Bayreuth, 1782 wurde er von Goethes Freund, dem Kriegsrat Merck, an den Hof in Darmstadt empfohlen und scheint später Großherzogl. Hessen-Darmstädter Theatermaler geworden zu sein und war als solcher auch in Wiesbaden und Frankfurt am Main tätig. 1808 war er noch in Wiesbaden nachweisbar. Im Historischen Museum, Frankfurt am Main, befinden sich zwei Gemälde, Landschaften mit antiken Gebäuden, die ehemals aus dem Prehn’schen Kabinett stammen.

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        Mappa Geographica.Germaniae, 1759, Lotter T.C., von 4 Platten

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Mappa Geographica.Germaniae, 1759, Lotter T.C., von 4 Platten gedruckt, rara "Mappa Geographica summo labore, accurate et novissime exarata, exhibens Circulos aliquot Germaniae, praesertim illos ubi Bellum nunc Geritur". Grenzkol. Kupf.-Kte. von T. C. Lotter, Augsburg, 1759. Mit fig. Kart. (Kriegsgöttin u. Kriegslager). Von 4 Platten gedruckt u. zusammengesetzt; 58:83 cm. Nicht bei Imago Germaniae u. Coll. Niewodniczanski. - Seltene große Karte der Reichskreise u. zum Siebenjährigen Krieg in der Begrenzung Rügen-Elbing-München-Brüssel, Leipzig im Zentrum. - Diverse alte Raparaturen, nicht zu erkennen, gering fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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