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        Historia Critica Comitatus Hollandiae et Zeelandiae ab Antiquissimis

      1777. With Sixteen Handsome Copperplates Kluit, Adriaan [1735-1807]. Dousa, Matthaeus, Editor. Historia Critica Comitatus Hollandiae et Zeelandiae ab Antiquissimis Inde Deducta Temporibus. Middelburgh: Apud Petrum Gillissen et Isaac de Winter [imprint varies], 1777-1782. Four parts in two volumes. xxxiv, 217, 500; [iv], 520; vi, [iv], 521-1098 pp. All plates and tables present. Volume I, Pt. 1 has 8 tables, 4 folding; Volume II has 16 folding copperplates, 3 in Pt. 2. One of these is a map of the Netherlands. Quarto (10" x 8"). Recent buckram, gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Light shelfwear and soiling, light toning to text, minor edgewear to some tables and plates. Bound-in presentation leaves in contemporary hand at head of each volume, later annotations in pencil in a few places. Ex-library. Library name and shelf numbers to spines, stamps to title pages, annotations to versos. A scarce title, rarely found on the market with all of its plates and tables. * Only edition. A remarkable feat of philology, this is a comprehensive annotated collection of political and legal documents relating to the history of the Netherlands. Its compiler, Kluit, was a classical scholar and legal historian. Dousa, another classical scholar, provided annotations for most of the documents. OCLC locates 24 complete copies worldwide, none in North America. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 14:146.

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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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        L'espion anglois ou correspondance secrète entre Milord All'Eye et Milord EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Londres: Chez John Adamson, 1777. Fine. Chez John Adamson, A Londres 1777 - 1785, 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in 12 (10x17cm), relié. - First Edition. The first four volumes appeared in 1777 and 1778, the last 6 were published after the author's death in 1783 to 1785 and was titled New edition, greatly expanded ... Together full well the tax table in the kingdom, often absent. Full sheepskin textured contemporary. Back tooled raised. Piece title and volume number morocco blond in black morocco. 2 caps heads (volumes 2 and 4) skillfully restored. Lack of Volume I. tail Head Volume 10 leveled. Frootements. Good copy, fresh. Rich set that provides a comprehensive overview of France under Louis XVI, both economic and literary, cultural, political and social. It contains sights such letters on taking Santo Domingo and Saint Pierre and Miquelon islands, Marseille, Americans, Martinique, the battle of Belle-hen, Voltaire, Beaumarchais ... The whole forming a kaleispinecope of a thousand colors, tasty and some interest. Pidansat of Mairobert, royal censor, He committed suicide after being implicated in the trial of the Marquis de Brunoy and censured by parliament, accused of relationship with the British press. Bookplate Paul Guinet. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Les quatre premiers volumes ont paru en 1777 et 1778, les 6 derniers ont paru après la mort de l'auteur de 1783 à 1785 et furent intitulés Nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée... Ensemble bien complet du tableau d'imposition du royaume, souvent absent. Reliure en plein basane granitée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin blond et de tomaison en maroquin noir. 2 coiffes de têtes (tomes 2 et 4) habilement restaurées. Manque en queue du tome I. Tête du tome 10 arasée. Frootements. Bon exemplaire, bien frais. Riche ensemble qui brosse un tableau complet de la France sous Louis XVI, autant économique que littéraire, culturel, politique et social. On y trouvera des curiosités telles les lettres sur la prise de Saint-Domingue et des isles Saint Pierre et Miquelon, sur Marseille, les Américains, la Martinique, le combat de la Belle-poule, Voltaire, Beaumarchais... L'ensemble constituant un kaléidoscope aux milles couleurs, savoureux et d'un intérêt certain. Pidansat de Mairobert, censeur royal, Il se suicida apres avoir ete mis en cause dans le procès du marquis de Brunoy et blâmé par le parlement, accusé de relation avec la presse anglaise. Ex-libris Paul Guinet.

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        Balearic Islands, anno 1760, Seutter/Lotter Lotter T.C.: Carte d

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Balearic Islands, anno 1760, Seutter/Lotter Lotter T.C.: Carte des Iles de Maiorque, Minorque et d Yvice. 1760 Southern Europe / Spain / Balearic Islands Südeuropa / Spanien / Balearen Size of the leaf: 55x66 cm., little brownish. A rare map of the Balearic Islands with the Port of Mahon in Menorca and smaller inset map of map of the western Mediterranean with Gibraltar. North Africa is shown under the name "Barbary". The top left has an unusually designed title cartouche accompanied with two eagles and a coat of arms and unusual plants. Directly under this cartouche is a mileage scale. In the Mediterranean Sea is a wind rose. The prime meridian is the French standard centered on Paris. Below the map is information on the three islands. In this text Seutter makes reference to the information from Bellin. Matthias Seutter (1678-1757) was an apprentice to cartographer Johann Homann whom he would later directly compete with from his business based in Augsburg. He became the Imperial geographer to Karl IV in 1731. The business also have an office in Venice and made celestial globes. His son in law Tobias Conrad Lotter continued the business after his death.----Here the Lotter edition.--------- Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Early World Press, 2004, p150 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        6 autograph letters signed and 1 letter with autogr. postscript signed ("Federic").

      Potsdam and Charlottenburg, [1777]-1785.. Mostly 4to. 3½ pp. on 8 ff. Folded.. Highly interesting collection of personal letters from the last years of the King's life. In French, to Eleonore de Maupertuis, lady-in-waiting to Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, Frederick's youngest sister. Eleonore was the daughter of the well-esteemed Prussian diplomat, scholar, and translator Kaspar Wilhelm von Borck(e). In 1744 she had married the French mathematician and astronomer Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, also a close confidant of Frederick's and head of the Prussian Academy of Science. After her husband's death in 1759 she concentrated on her office in the household of the Princess. - Since 1756 Anna Amalia of Prussia was titular Abbess of the Quedlinburg Convent but spent most of her time in Berlin. She is mainly remembered for her alleged affair with the Prussian officer and adventurer Friedrich von der Trenck. While the historicity of this anecdote is questionable, she was undoubtedly - and more importantly - one of the 18th century's few female composers of note. Her music collection ("Amalienbibliothek") contains many important prints and manuscripts, including the autograph of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerts. She spent her last years in seclusion at Berlin, always remaining in close contact with her brother, who visited her regularly. She survived Frederick's death on 17 August 1786 by just a few months, passing away on 30 March 1787 (cf. MGG I, 486f. and T. Debuch, Anna Amalia von Preußen, Berlin 2001). - There are but few sources for the life of Anna Amalia, many of which are dubious (such as Trenck's autobiography) or focus on Frederick the Great (such as the diaries of Count Lehndorff). Thus, the King's present letters to Eleonore de Maupertuis constitute a unique source for the last years of the Princess. They reflect Frederick's concern for Amalia's health after she suffered a stroke in 1773 and underscore the close relationship between the siblings: "Je aprans Madame que ma bonne Soeur est incommodee, et comme je L'aime trop pour regarder Son etat avec Indiferance, je Vous prie de me rassurer et de me consoler [...]" (1777). - "Ma cher Madame, j'ai non recours a Vous pour ne point fatiguer ma bonne soeur, comme je suis oblige de ma rendre demain au Parc pour des affaires je me propose des profites en ces Voisinages pour rendre visite a ma bonne soeur [...]" (Charlottenburg, 2 May 1783). - "Je Vous prie Ma chere Madame, de conjurer ma soeur en mon nom de Voulloir prendre quelque Medecine, pour Luy facilliter L'expectoration [...]" (n. d.). - "Voici ma bonne Madame deux Sortes de Tabac pour ma bonne soeur [...]" (n. d.). - "Je vous prie Ma chere Madame, de m'envoyer Le Nom de soupes que Ma soeur mange avant diner, et une Liste des plats qu'elle aime et qui convienent le mieux en Sa sante [...]" (n. d.). - "Ma chere Madame, Ma soeur a eu La bonte d'envoyer ici un Valet de chambre pour avoir de mes Nouvelles [...]" (n. d.). - "Je vous suis bien oblige, des bonnes nouvelles que vous me donnez de la Sante de la Principe ma Soeur, par votre lettre endate d'hier [...]" (16 March 1785). - Most of the present letters are a quarter or half page in length; one bears a note by another hand on the reverse ("Potzdam, 1777, von I. M. d. König"). Only two are dated in full: "Charlottenburg ce 2 May 1783" and "a Potsdam le 16 de Mars 1785". The latter is written by a scribe's hand, with an autograph postscript and signature by the King. This is also the only letter formally addressed "a la Gouvernante de Maupertuis, nee de Borck, a Berlin". Content and form, however, prove that all letters are from the same time and to the same recipient. - All letters written in brown ink on fine, clean laid paper, most with posthorn watermark. Includes a browned folio sheet (watermark St. Wolfgang, pointing to Georg Friedrich Meyer's Röthenbach paper mill) with late 18th-c. caption: "Collection de Lettres de Frederic le Grand Roi de Prusse, de Sa main propre; a feüe Madame de Maupartuis Gouvernante de feüe la Princesse Amelie Soeur de ce Roi". - Exceptionally well-preserved collection.

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        A Course of Lectures on Oratory and Criticism

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

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        Origines des grâces EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: S.n., 1777. Fine. S.n., à Paris 1777, In-8 (11,5x20cm), relié. - First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 beautiful and delicate figures by Cochin, engraved by Saint-Aubin, Masquellier, Born, Pelletier ... Quite rare. "One of the most successful Cochin illustrations, and more remarkably engraved." Cohen. Full red morocco old nineteenth end unsigned doubled on contreplats blue morocco with wide lace framing. Mors, caps and corners rubbed. 2 corners bumped. Gilt edges. This prose poem is a lovely pastoral composed by a young girl of 18 years, the origin of Thanksgiving depicts Venus and the Graces, the poem is decorated with small pieces autrres. Writing agreed but within the rules of this kind was that pastoral style which Theocritus was the model and experienced numerous works in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Particular illustration of Cochin will be appreciated. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée d'un frontispice et de 5 belles et fines figures par Cochin, gravées par Saint-Aubin, Masquellier, Née, Pelletier... Assez rare. "Une des illustrations les plus réussies de Cochin, et de plus remarquablement gravée." Cohen. Reliure en plein maroquin vieux rouge fin XIXe non signé, doublé sur les contreplats d'un maroquin bleu à large dentelle d'encadrement. Mors, coiffes et coins frottés. 2 coins émoussés. Tranches dorées. Ce poème en prose est une jolie pastorale composée par une jeune fille de 18 ans, cette Origine des grâces met en scène Vénus et ses Grâces, le poème étant agrémenté d'autrres petites pièces. Ecriture convenue mais respectant les règles de ce genre stylistique que fut la pastorale dont Théocrite fut le modèle et qui connut de très nombreuses oeuvre au XVII et XVIIIe siècles. On appréciera particulièrement l'illustration de Cochin.

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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: Printed by Edges and Gill, 1777.. 18pp. 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. EVANS 15363. NAIP w021496. SABIN 31689. GEPHART 4313.

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        Sciagraphia historiæ literariæ Islandicæ autorum et scriptorum tum editorum tum ineditorum indicem exhibens. Cujus delineandæpericulum facit Halfdanus Einari Philos. Mag. et Rector Scholæ Cathedralis Holensis.

      Havniæ. 1777. 8vo. Samtidig helskinbind med svakt opphøyde ryggbånd. (32), 251, (1 blank), (17), (3 blanke) s.. Fiske 126.Ryggen tørr og slitt ved kapitélene. Navn i gammel hånd på tittelbladet.Første utgave

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

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        Captain James Cook, F.R.S

      London: William Strahan & Cadell, 1777. Engraved portrait, 265 x 200 mm; in fine condition. Fine portrait of Cook after William Hodges. This oval head-and-shoulders portrait of the navigator as a young man was commissioned from the engraver Basire to be used as the frontispiece of the official account of the second voyage. There were numerous later versions, hence the familiarity of the image.

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        Nuovo dizzionario italiano - tedesco e tedesco - italiano del Sign. abbate Annibal Antonini. Frontispiz. Edizione Seconda.

      Lipsia, , Fritsch, 1777.. 22 x 14 x 8 cm. 703 S. ISBN: Keine. Dunkelbrauner Halbledereinband / half leather. Mit großen ( erneuerten ) Lederecken. Ganzfarbschnitt. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. Erhabenes Exemplar. Geringfügige Mängel am Einband. Beide Vorsätze wurden entfernt. Besonders schönes Exemplar. X. Auflage.. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! EL9. (EB). Jpg.

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        Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers.

      Paris et Neufchâtel, Briasson - David - Le Breton - Durand & Samuel Faulche, 1751-1772, puis Amsterdam, Rey - Panckoucke, 1776.1777 (pour le supplément). - 33 volumes in-folio, environ 18'000 pages au total. Première édition, dite de Paris, de ce monument. C'est la plus grande entreprise éditoriale du XVIIIe siècle, l'ouvrage de référence du "Siècle des Lumières". La plupart des grands savants de l'époque y ont participé et Voltaire l'a soutenue avec une rare énergie.Imprimé à 4 255 exemplaires, l'ouvrage de base compte 17 volumes de texte, 11 volumes d?illustrations et 71 818 articles. Sa rédaction s'est étalée sur 15 ans et sa publication sur 21 ans.Le Supplément (1776-1777) compte 4 volumes d?articles et un volume d?illustrations.L'ensemble totalise 74 000 articles, 18 000 pages de texte et 3129 planches (les planches doubles comptant pour 2, les planches triples pour 3 et les planches quadruples pour 4).Deux volumes de tables analytiques réalisés par Pierre Mouron paraitront en 1780 (ils manquent à cet exemplaire, mais c'est assez souvent le cas).Notre exemplaire a été collationné complet de toutes ses planches à l'exception des 4 dernières du 11e volumes (soierie planches CXXXII-CXXXV).Toutes les planches sont dans un remarquable état de conservation, à l'exception de celles du 7e volume contenant les planches de zoologie qui ont sans doute été plus regardées que les autres. Dans ce volume, une cinquantaine de planches sont un peu tachées, ont quelques déchirures (mais sans manque) et ont été restaurées.Etat des reliures: L'ensemble est dans un très bon état général de conservation, ce qui n'est pas souvent le cas. Il faut cependant noter les défauts suivants:- Le premier et le dix-septième tome de texte ont une reliures différentes des autres volumes (pièces de titre d'une autre couleur, décor doré sur les dos). - Coiffes du 17e volume de texte et du 10e volume de planches absentes. Celles de 5 autres volumes sont un peu abîmées, mais rien de grave.- Le 11e volume de planches n'est pas relié, il est dans sont cartonnage d'attente, tel que paru. Reliure plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs, pièces de titre beiges, pièces de tomaison vertes, tranches rouges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La nouvelle maison rustique ou economie generale de tous les biens de campagne; la maniere de les entretenir et de les multiplier... onzieme edition... avec la vertu des simples, l'apothicairerie... Tome premier ( - second)

      Desaint 1777 2 voll. in 8 grande, pp. VIII + 760 con antip. inc. all'acq., 15 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq., illustraz. xilograf. n.t., testatine; VII + (1) + 756 con 20 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq, testatine e ill. xilogr. n.t. Usuali fioriture alle cc., qualche carta si presenta interamente brunita, gore sporadiche e marginali. Legatura in mz. pg. coeva con il rivestimento in cartone ai p. abraso nel II vol. Quinta?edizione di questa ponderosa opera di economia?rurale stampata per la prima volta nel 1700 e poi ripubblicata numerose volte fino al 1798 arricchita da bell'apparato iconografico. Molti gli argomenti trattati dalla zootecnia all'allevamento dei cavalli, dalla caccia al lavoro campestre.?L'A. (1658 - 1717) fu un?agronomo francese, autore di numerose opere di agricoltura e giardinaggio. Bibliotheca Hulthemiana, 649. ITA

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        Missale parisiense illustrissimi et reverendissimi in Christo patris DD

      Parisiis|(Paris): Sumptibus Bibliopolarum Usuum Parisiensum , 1777. Fine. Sumptibus Bibliopolarum Usuum Parisiensum , Parisiis (Paris) 1777, in-folio (25,5x41cm), 76pp. ; 684pp. (mal pag. 584pp.) 32pp. ; cliij (1), relié. - Edition adorned with a sticker bearing the arms of the Ventimiglia Luke title page, numerous scores for organs, as well as a full page engraving signed C. Le Brun depicting Christ in croix.Texte in two columns, recorded in a double frame. Full sheepskin blond ice early nineteenth. Back to six nerves, six small florets to entrenerfs (divine symbol, liturgical attributes ...), wide golden lace down the back, play red morocco. Gilt on cups and caps wheels. All marbled. Scuffs. Staunch fighter Jansenists Parisian Ventimiglia Luke was named archbishop of Paris in 1729 he was an effective continuation of the liturgical reform, issuing a Breviary, a Processional and this Missal. His lyrics were so successful that they were also adopted in other French and foreign dioceses. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée d'une vignette aux armes de Vintimille du Luc en page de titre, de très nombreuses partitions pour orgues, ainsi que d'une gravure pleine page signée C. Le Brun représentant le Christ en croix.Texte sur deux colonnes, consigné dans un double encadrement. Reliure en pleine basane blonde glacée début XIXe. Dos à six nerfs, six petits fleurons aux entrenerfs (symbole divin, attributs liturgiques...), large dentelle dorée en bas du dos, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Roulettes dorées sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Epidermures. Fervent combattant des Jansénistes parisiens, Vintimille du Luc fut nommé archevêque de Paris en 1729. Il fut un efficace continuateur de la réforme liturgique, publiant un Bréviaire, un Processionnal, ainsi que ce Missel. Ses textes connurent un tel succès qu'ils furent également adoptés dans d'autres diocèses français et étrangers.

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        Observations sur l'Italie et sur les italiens donnés en 1764 sous le nom

      à Londres|& se trouve a Paris: Chez Le Jay, 1777. Fine. Chez Le Jay, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1777, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), reliés. - New edition after the first 3 volumes published in 1764. Bound in full sheepskin blonde time. Back smooth decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco. Volume number of parts in black sheepskin rubbed. Lack head of Volume 1. Head Hat Volume 4 torn off. Snag with the missing tail jaws of Volume 3. 5 corners bumped. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après la première parue en 3 volumes en 1764.  Reliures en pleine basane blonde d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Pièces de tomaison en basane noir frottées. Un manque en tête du tome 1. Coiffe de tête du tome 4  arrachée. Accroc avec manque  au mors en queue du tome 3. 5 coins émoussés. Récit de voyage en Italien accompli en 1758 et rédigé en 1759 et 1760 ; Le voyage commence par une description de Nantua, puis de Genève, des Alpes et commence en Italie par Turin, la Lombardie, Milan, Plaisance, Parme, Bologne, Ferrare, Rimini, Ravenne, puis Venise, Rome, Naples, Florence, Pise, et d'autres villes visitées de moindre importance. Le quatrième volume est essentiellement constitué de suppléments, dont un Essau sur la musique française et italienne, Une Discussion historique et critique de la Conjuration de Venise par Saint Réal, des pièces relatives à Venise, un Parallèle de l'Italie et la France par Le Tasse. Avant le voyage en Italie par Lalande, c'est la meilleure narration sur l'Italie dont on disposait.

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

      Venedig, suptibus Societatis, 1777-1778.. 4°. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten bzw. -Initialen. Zus. ca. 2420 S., Pgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden, handschriftl. Rückentiteln u. dreiseitig marmor. Schnitt.. Einbände etw. beschabt, bestoßen bzw. fleckig. Vorderdeckeln m. Nummernschildchen. Vorsatz- u. Titelblätter gestempelt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. -

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        JOURNAL DU SECOND VOYAGE DU CAPITAINE COOK, sur les vaisseaux La Resolution & L'Aventure; Entrepris par ordre de S M Britannique, dans les annees 1774 & 1775

      Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris chez Pissot et Nyon, 1777.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE. 1777, translated by De Freville from the 1775 London printing. 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, large folding engraved map showing the routes of the two ships, plus an extra added map placed before the half-title "Part of the Tropical discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook 1774, the revised issue". taken from the Gentleman's Magazine 1776. Pages: half-title and title page, [1] xix, [1], 1-546, bound in full contemporary French mottled calf, gilt title to spine, floral gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, upper hinge beginning to crack but covers holding firmly, occasional pale foxing, a few pages lightly age-browned, 1 page has pin hole affecting 1 letter, easily understood, small pale brown spot to last 2 pages, short closed tear to 1 lower margin neatly repaired not affecting text, Victor Froussard's name on a small label mounted at top of half-title and his name stamped in ink. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy. John Marra's book first appeared anonymously in England in 1775. It was the first full account published of Cook's second voyage and was a first hand account as Marra was an Irish gunner on the Resolution. It contained many observations and incidents which did not appear in the official account which appeared 18 months later. It contained an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast and It also contained the first printed account of the Antarctic based on actual observation, the Resolution having crossed the Antarctic circle at 3 points. See The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 1, No. 107; Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 234 No 1272. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        BESKRIFNING OFVER DE ENGELSKA COLONIERNE I NORD-AMERICA; UTDRAGEN AF DE TILFORLATLIGASTE ARBETEN, SOM I DETTA AMNE UTKOMMIT I ENGLAND AREN 1776 OCH 1777

      Stockholm. 1777.. 32pp. plus folding map, 10 x 16 1/4 inches. Contemporary plain stiff wrappers. Paper soiled, torn along spine. Early ownership signatures on front pastedown. Quite clean and neat inside. Very good. In a half morocco box. A little-known and scarce Swedish guide to the American colonies, issued in the early years of the Revolution. Each of the thirteen colonies is discussed in its own section, with details on counties and towns, early exploration, colonization and history, climate, inhabitants, and more. The formerly Swedish colony of Delaware gets surprisingly little attention. The very interesting (and apparently quite scarce) Revolutionary map is entitled "Seat of War in America 1777" in English and Swedish, but is otherwise all in English. It has a small inset of the entire East Coast, but the main part of the map shows the region from the Chesapeake Bay up to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is a well-drawn map, the focus of which is the location of forts and large landholdings. OCLC locates a total of ten copies. Scarce. SABIN 5047. HOWES B398, "aa." OCLC 187040219, 187040219.

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        Recherches historiques et geographiques sur le Nouveau-Monde EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Brunet, 1777. Fine. Chez Brunet, à Paris 1777, In-8 (12,5x20,2cm), relié. - first edition. Bound in full sheepskin marbled time. Back decorated nerves, roulette tail and head. As an exhibit in Havana morocco. Triple supervisory net. A small lack in mind. A wormhole to the upper joint in the tail. 2 corners bumped. friction copings, joint and corners. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, illustrée de huit figures (monnaies et médailles chinoise, boudha) et d'une grande carte dépliante de la Sibérie de la rivière Lena. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Triple filet d'encadrement. Un petit manque en tête. Un trou de ver au mors supérieur en queue. 2 coins émoussés. frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. Important essai sur l'origine des populations du continent américain (nord et sud). L'auteur adopte plusieurs méthodes pour parvenir à son but : une étude comparative poussée des langues (notamment des îles du sud est asiatique, du Mexique, du Pérou...), des coutumes et des traditions. Scherer en vient à conclure, notamment en servant de la littérature antique et de divers voyages, que les populations de l'Amérique ont plusieurs origines migratoires, les Chinois, les Africains et certaines tribus asiatiques. L'amérique du nord, et notamment l'Alaska aurait subi plusieurs flux migratoires par le détroit de Bering, via le Kamchatka, en provenance de l'Asie.

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        The Original Astronomical Observations made in the course of a Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure

      London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan; and sold by J. Nourse. J. Mount and T. Page. Booksellers to the said Board, 1777. Quarto, with a double-page plate, two folding plates and a folding map; a very good copy in handsome modern calf, boards gilt-ruled, spine elaborately gilt crimson title label, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and shelfmark. Very rare: 'the true appendix to Cook' (Beaglehole), this publishes the official astronomical results of Cook's second voyage. As the introduction makes clear, the work was commissioned by the Board of Longitude, who undertook to send two representatives on Cook's second voyage, to accurately record their observations and, in the process, to test some recent innovations such as Shelton's astronomical clock and the two chronometers by Larcum Kendall and John Arnold, made on the principles of John Harrison.The work includes a fine double-page engraving of meteorological phenomena after the expedition's official artist, William Hodges. The work was edited by Wales because Bayly had already departed on the third voyage in the Discovery in 1776. The long introduction is by Wales and in it he attacks Dalrymple and the other proponents of the Great Southern Continent theory - 'the notion which some persons have got concerning the necessity of a counterpoise, is so very unphilosophical, that I am much surprised how so many ingenious gentlemen have happened to adopt it'.Wales' and Bayly's book, probably produced in relatively small numbers because of its scientific nature, is 'as important as it is rare... I have not noted a copy offered for sale in recent years and should a copy become available it would certainly arouse great competition between collectors' (Davidson). Beddie, 1287; Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, p.62; Hocken, p.17; Holmes, 26; Kroepelien, 1336; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; O'Reilly-Reitman, 3999; Rosove, 342.A1; Sabin, 101030.

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        Le libertin devenu vertueux, ou mémoires du Comte D ***

      chez la veuve Duchesne 1777 - - chez la veuve Duchesne, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1777, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), (2) 348pp. et 252pp., reliés. - Edition originale, rare. In fine Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Bel exemplaire. "Dans Le libertin devenu vertueux, le comte de *** (D'Aubigny) suit un parcours qui l'éloigne toujours plus de son point d'origine, Paris ; il parcourt ainsi successivement la Suisse, l'Italie, la Hollande, les Flandres, pour enfin trouver un asile à Madagascar. Il y refait sa vie, avant de rentrer en France, désormais riche et vertueux. Le « profectus est » a ouvert un temps d'épreuves, d'apprentissage et de conquête de la sagesse. Le retour, marqué par une réduction de la distance, consacre un accomplissement." (Du fils perdu au libertin ramené : une lecture apologétique de la parabole dans le roman de conversion (1770-1780), Nicolas Brucker, Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, Centre Ecritures). Roman d'apprentissage et de moeurs, particulièrement bien rédigé. Le Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes est un texte défendant l'égalité des femmes et expliquant les raisons pour lesquelles les femmes sont maintenues dans leur position. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original, unusual Edition. Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number in beige leather. Beautiful copy. (2) 348pp. et 252pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage round the World, in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4, and 5

      London: B. White [etc.], 1777. Two volumes, quarto, with a large folding map, the map in fine state; a very good copy in contemporary calf, gilt borders to sides, spine labels renewed. First edition of the alternative account of Cook's second voyage, published some six weeks before the official version. Although the Forsters had to rush to complete the work, it is 'an important work and a necessary supplement to the official account' (Davidson).Johann Forster and his son Georg had sailed together on Cook's second voyage after Banks and his associates withdrew. Initially given the task of preparing the official account, the Forsters' fractious relationship with the Admiralty soon became impossible, and Johann Forster was dismissed from taking any part in the official publications. Thus denied, the Forsters set to work to forestall the official version with their own account, taking advantage of the loophole that only Johann had any legal agreement with the Admiralty: the account appeared in Georg's name.The publication was the source of great rancour, which was only enflamed when the astronomer, Wales, roundly accused Georg of being author in name only, the real author being solely his father. This is palpably untrue and, as Georg states in his preface, he did indeed write the account in consultation with his father's journal. Whatever the case, it effectively signalled the end of the Forsters' chances in England, and by mid-1780 both had returned to Germany.The split between Cook and the Forsters has scarcely been repaired even now. Sir Maurice Holmes' comment on the work is arch, and Beaglehole was never keen to promote the role of the Forsters. However, recent work by Michael Hoare and Nigel Erskine has seen the importance of the Forsters' contribution to Cook's voyage reappraised in a more positive light. Bagnall, 2012; Beddie, 1247; Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, pp. 61-2; Hill, p. 108; Hocken, pp. 16-17; Holmes, 23; Kroepelien, 450; O'Reilly-Reitman, 382.

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        Le libertin devenu vertueux ou mémoires du Comte D *** EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Londres|& se trouve a Paris: chez la veuve Duchesne, 1777. Fine. chez la veuve Duchesne, à Londres & se trouve a Paris 1777, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm), (2) 348pp. et 252pp., reliés. - Original, unusual Edition. Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number in beige leather. Beautiful copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. In fine Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Bel exemplaire. "Dans Le libertin devenu vertueux, le comte de ***  (D'Aubigny) suit un parcours qui l'éloigne toujours plus de son point d'origine, Paris ; il parcourt ainsi successivement la Suisse, l'Italie, la Hollande, les Flandres, pour enfin trouver un asile à Madagascar. Il y refait sa vie, avant de rentrer en France, désormais riche et vertueux. Le « profectus est » a ouvert un temps d'épreuves, d'apprentissage et de conquête de la sagesse. Le retour, marqué par une réduction de la distance, consacre un accomplissement." (Du fils perdu au libertin ramené : une lecture apologétique de la parabole dans le roman de conversion (1770-1780), Nicolas Brucker, Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, Centre Ecritures). Roman d'apprentissage et de moeurs, particulièrement bien rédigé. Le Mémoires pour servir à l'apologie des femmes est un texte défendant l'égalité des femmes et expliquant les raisons pour lesquelles les femmes sont maintenues dans leur position.

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        Carte de la France Divisée en ses LXXXIII Départements Verifiée Au Comité de Constitution Sus les Originaux des Plans de chaque Département. Par Freres Lotter.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Lotter Erben in Augsburg, n. 1777, 44,6 x 58,4 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 Gesamt-Frankreich mit seinen 83 Departments. - Unten links Kartentitel u. Verlegeradresse in 10 Zeilen; darunter Meilenzeiger; darunter Erklärungen der Kartensymbole; links neben der Karte Rahmen mit Aufzählung der 83 Departements ('Renvoi des Numéros'). - Seltener Augsburger Einblattdruck! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Schriften. 2 BŠnde.

      ZŸrich, 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. RŸckenschild (Ecken bestossen, berieben, Kapitale mit kleiner Feuchtigkeitsspur, leicht stockfleckig). "Gessners europŠische 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, VorsŠtze etwas gebrŠunt, insgesamt jedoch schšnes, breitrandiges Exemplar mit Druck auf festem Papier. - W/G 13 (fŸr beide BŠnde). Band 2 erschien 1778. Lang de

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        The Original Astronomical Observations made in the course of a Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure.

      Printed by W. and A. Strahan; and sold by J. Nourse. J. Mount and T. Page. Booksellers to the said Board, London 1777 - Quarto, with a double-page plate, two folding plates and a folding map; a very good copy in handsome modern calf, boards gilt-ruled, spine elaborately gilt crimson title label, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and shelfmark. Very rare: 'the true appendix to Cook' (Beaglehole), this publishes the official astronomical results of Cook's second voyage. As the introduction makes clear, the work was commissioned by the Board of Longitude, who undertook to send two representatives on Cook's second voyage, to accurately record their observations and, in the process, to test some recent innovations such as Shelton's astronomical clock and the two chronometers by Larcum Kendall and John Arnold, made on the principles of John Harrison.The work includes a fine double-page engraving of meteorological phenomena after the expedition's official artist, William Hodges. The work was edited by Wales because Bayly had already departed on the third voyage in the Discovery in 1776. The long introduction is by Wales and in it he attacks Dalrymple and the other proponents of the Great Southern Continent theory - 'the notion which some persons have got concerning the necessity of a counterpoise, is so very unphilosophical, that I am much surprised how so many ingenious gentlemen have happened to adopt it'.Wales' and Bayly's book, probably produced in relatively small numbers because of its scientific nature, is 'as important as it is rare? I have not noted a copy offered for sale in recent years and should a copy become available it would certainly arouse great competition between collectors' (Davidson). Beddie, 1287; Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, p.62; Hocken, p.17; Holmes, 26; Kroepelien, 1336; not in the catalogue of the Hill collection; O'Reilly-Reitman, 3999; Rosove, 342.A1; Sabin, 101030. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les vrais principes du gouvernement françois démontrés par la Raison et pa EDITION ORIGINALE

      Geneve: S.n., 1777. Fine. S.n., Geneve 1777, In 8 (12x20cm), (6) vij, (1) 316pp. (3) ; iv, 120pp., relié. - first editions, rare both Full mottled calf contemporary. Smooth back 4 irons. Parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Triple fillet border on covers. Little lack in mind. Lack the upper joint head. Upper joint split tail. Slight lack tail. Friction. Gin's work is primarily a defense of the monarchy (as the natural form of government) against Montesquieu's theories and those of Mably, but beyond this premise, the set is remarkable for its economic considerations, gin making agriculture and industry the key elements in the economic health. The author strives in history and examples from various nations such as China irrefutably prove his theories. The work of Voltaire is a clever reflection on relativity laws, including their injustice. Voltaire asks each category of crime (theft, crime, heresy, wizards ...) and laws that have been established. One of the last works of Voltaire animated by the zeal to convince his contemporaries on the urgency of reform laws. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales, rares toutes les deux Reliure en plein veau jaspé d'époque. Dos lisse à 4 fers. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Petit manque en tête. Manque au mors supérieur en tête. Mors supérieur fendu en queue. Léger manque en queue. Frottements. L'ouvrage de Gin est d'abord une défense du pouvoir monarchique (comme la forme de gouvernement naturel) contre les théories de Montesquieu et celles de Mably, mais par delà ce postulat de départ, l'ensemble est remarquable par ses réflexions économiques, Gin faisant de l'agriculture et de l'industrie les pilers de la santé économique. L'auteur s'évertue par l'histoire et les exemples empruntés à diverses nations comme la Chine de prouver de manière irréfutable ses théories. L'oeuvre de Voltaire est une réflexion habile sur la relativité des lois, et notamment sur leur injustice. Voltaire interroge chaque catégorie de criminalité (vol, crime, hérésie, sorciers...) et les lois qui ont été établies. Une des dernières oeuvres de Voltaire animée par l'ardeur de convaincre ses contemporains sur l'urgence de réformer les lois.

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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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        Observations on Popular Antiquities. Including the whole of Mr. Bourne's Antiquitates Vulgares, with Addenda to Every Chapter of that Work: As Also, An Appendix, Containing Such Articles on the Subject, as Have Been Omit

      Newcastle upon Tyne Printed by T. Saint for J. Johnson 1777. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Browning to prelims. Book-plate on paste-down First Edition Half-leather marbled cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xixix, 430pp, + errata page. A comprehensive survey of 18th century customs, ceremonies and games.

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        Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-Seven... in a Poetical Epistle from a Lady of Quality in England, to Omiah, at Otaheite

      Dublin: W. Wilson, 1777. Octavo, complete with half-title; a fine untrimmed copy in the original marbled wrappers, a little browned at the edges. Send more handsome Tahitian men. Rare verse satire taking the form of a "Poetical epistle" to the romantic figure Omai, the Tahitian who had thrilled London society when he was brought back by Captain Cook on the Endeavour. The "first Polynesian ambassador to England", Omai was a prized guest at salons, balls, and other social and intellectual gatherings: he was "feted by Fanny Burney, approved by Samuel Johnson, entertained by Mrs. Thrale & Lord Sandwich, and painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds..." (Thomas Blake Clark).Omai's visit inspired a number of works of literature, more or less indecent. This rollicking example is certainly no exception, taking the form of a long epistle said to be by a female admirer who invites Omai to send yet more Tahitian men to fulfil the needs of the new, modern English woman, no longer bound by the social constraints or expectations of the previous generation. It begins, as so many of them do, with a swipe at Sir Joseph Banks (or "Opano") and his amour with Oberea in Tahiti: "If yet thy land preserves Opano's name, / And Oberea pines with am'rous flame...".Anonymously published, this is known to have been the work of the Dublin poet and satirist William Preston (1753-1807). A London quarto version was published in the same year, but as with most of Preston's other poems this Irish edition probably appeared first.Beddie records only the London printing of this scarce work.

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        A Voyage Toward the South Pole and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty?s Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775

      2 vols. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 2 vols., 4to, xl, 378 pp; [viii], 396 pp. Complete with 64 plates per binder?s instructions including portrait frontispiece and all folding charts. Each volume in slightly different calf; v. 1 in diced calf with 5 lines of gilt ruling, v. 2 in plain calf with one line gilt ruling. Both rebacked with panelled backstrip, tooled in blind, raised bands with gilt morocco labels and ?1777? in gilt at tail. Occasional offsetting of text onto backs of plates. Plate VIII clipped to the image on left and bottom margin. Plates LXIII, XXIV trimmed touching imprints. Plates LIII, XLIV, XXX, XXII, trimmed to the image. Plates XXXV, XVIII, XXVI, L, and II show offsetting of text on back. Large folding map in front of v.1 has large repaired tear, slight staining to bottom margin of first 25 pages of vol. 2, minor foxing to margins of several plates, light wear to boards. A clean and attractive copy. First edition of Cook?s second voyage. Charged by the Royal Society to prove or disprove the existence of a giant southern landmass, Cook's ship, HMS Resolution, accompanied by Furneaux in HMS Adventure, was the first to cross the Antarctic circle in January 1773. On the same voyage he circumnavigated the pole and subsequently crossed twice more, penetrating to 71 degrees south, further than anyone else for another fifty years. Cook records visits to many island chains including Easter Island, Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Tonga Islands, and describes in detail his encounters with the inhabitants. Thanks to Cook?s own techniques of preventing scurvy (mostly, keeping plenty of fresh limes on board), ?of 112 men on board the Resolution, which he commanded, Cook lost only one by disease--and that not scurvy--a unique achievement in his time? (Printing and the Mind of Man, 223). "This, the official account of the second voyage, was written by Cook himself ... In a letter, dated June 22nd, 1776, to his friend Commodore William Wilson, Cook writes: - 'The Journal of my late Voyage will be published in the course of the next winter, and I am to have the sole advantage of the sale. It will want those flourishes which Dr. Hawkesworth gave the other, but it will be illustrated and ornamented with about sixty copper plates, which, I am of the opinion, will exceed every thing that has been done in a work of this kind; ... As to the Journal, it must speak for itself. I can only say that it is my own narrative ...'" (Holmes pp.35-36). Cox I p.59. Hill I p.61 Sabin 16245. Beddie, p. 221-222.

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        BESKRIFNING OFVER DE ENGELSKA COLONIERNE I NORD-AMERICA; UTDRAGEN AF DE TILFORLATLIGASTE ARBETEN, SOM I DETTA AMNE UTKOMMIT I ENGLAND AREN 1776 OCH 1777.

      Stockholm. . 1777 - 32pp. plus folding map, 10 x 16 1/4 inches. Contemporary plain stiff wrappers. Paper soiled, torn along spine. Early ownership signatures on front pastedown. Quite clean and neat inside. Very good. In a half morocco box. A little-known and scarce Swedish guide to the American colonies, issued in the early years of the Revolution. Each of the thirteen colonies is discussed in its own section, with details on counties and towns, early exploration, colonization and history, climate, inhabitants, and more. The formerly Swedish colony of Delaware gets surprisingly little attention. The very interesting (and apparently quite scarce) Revolutionary map is entitled "Seat of War in America 1777" in English and Swedish, but is otherwise all in English. It has a small inset of the entire East Coast, but the main part of the map shows the region from the Chesapeake Bay up to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It is a well-drawn map, the focus of which is the location of forts and large landholdings. OCLC locates a total of ten copies. Scarce. SABIN 5047. HOWES B398, "aa." OCLC 187040219, 187040219.

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        Poems supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and others, in the fifteenth century; the greatest part now first published from the most authentic copies, with an engraved specimen of one of the MSS. To which are added, a preface, an introductory account of the several pieces, and a glossary

      UK: T. Payne and Son. London, T. Payne & Son, 1777. Hardback first edition and first impression. First state with c4 uncancelled. Near fine with some wear to corners of boards and heavily rubbed. Rebacked at some point so presents well on the shelf. Owner's name to second leaf. Some signs of ageing to page block. A nice copy and very scarce in the first issue. Rowley was a creation of Chatterton's in the guise of a 15th Century monk and poet. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1777.

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        Recherches historiques et geographiques sur le Nouveau-Monde

      Chez Brunet 1777 - - Chez Brunet, à Paris 1777, In-8 (12,5x20,2cm), relié. - Edition originale, rare, illustrée de huit figures (monnaies et médailles chinoise, boudha) et d'une grande carte dépliante de la Sibérie de la rivière Lena. Reliure en pleine basane d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné, roulette en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Triple filet d'encadrement. Un petit manque en tête. Un trou de ver au mors supérieur en queue. 2 coins émoussés. frottements en coiffes, mors et coins. Important essai sur l'origine des populations du continent américain (nord et sud). L'auteur adopte plusieurs méthodes pour parvenir à son but : une étude comparative poussée des langues (notamment des îles du sud est asiatique, du Mexique, du Pérou.), des coutumes et des traditions. Scherer en vient à conclure, notamment en servant de la littérature antique et de divers voyages, que les populations de l'Amérique ont plusieurs origines migratoires, les Chinois, les Africains et certaines tribus asiatiques. L'amérique du nord, et notamment l'Alaska aurait subi plusieurs flux migratoires par le détroit de Bering, via le Kamchatka, en provenance de l'Asie. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Bound in full sheepskin marbled time. Back decorated nerves, roulette tail and head. As an exhibit in Havana morocco. Triple supervisory net. A small lack in mind. A wormhole to the upper joint in the tail. 2 corners bumped. friction copings, joint and corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [PRINTED LOYALTY OATH FROM REVOLUTIONARY-ERA NEW YORK, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT]

      Albany. March 1, 1777.. [1]p., 5 x 6 1/4 inches. Old fold lines, minor soiling and foxing. Extensively docketed on verso. Very good. A printed loyalty oath, completed in manuscript, declaring Edward Morrison of a New York Continental Army regiment to be a faithful servant of the United States. The text reads as follows, with the manuscript portions in brackets: "[I Edward Morrison], Soldier inlisted by [Capt Ten Eyck] in the Regiment commanded by Colonel [Van Schaick] belonging to the State of [New York] in the Service of the United States of America; do swear, to be true to the said united States, and to serve them, honestly and faithfully, against all their Enemies and Opposers whatsoever; and to observe and obey, the Orders of the Continental Congress, and the Orders of the Generals and Officers set over me by them. So help me God. Sworn before me, at Albany, in the State of New-York, this [first] Day of [March] 177[7]. [J Roorbach, justice of the peace]". The oath is docketed on the verso by Ten Eyck, certifying the veracity of the person of Edward Morrison, dated March 4th, followed by a note signed by Gen. John Lansing stating that Morrison passed muster the same date. John Lansing (1754-1829) was an Albany lawyer who served for a time as Gen. Philip Schuyler's military secretary, then later as a representative in the state assembly. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, but left without signing, having become strongly Anti-Federalist and opposed to the centralization of the government. A scarce and ephemeral piece of Revolutionary history.

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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)

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        La nouvelle maison rustique; ou Économie générale de tous les biens de Campagne; la manière de les entretenir et de les mulitiplier; donnée ci - devant au Public par le Sieur Liger.Onzième édition, augemntée considérablement, & mise en meilleur ordre: avec la vertu des simples, l' apothicairerie; les decisions du Droit - Francois sur les Matières Rurales; et enrichie de Figure en Taille - douce. 2 vols.

      Paris, Desaint 1777 - 26 x 19 cm, Front., VIII, 760 p., 15 planches en taille - douce ainsi qu' un nombre certain de bois gravés dans le texte, 756 p., planches 16 à 38 en taille - douce, nombre de bois gravés in - texte, Rel. en parchemin à 5 nerfs, éraflée et abîmée, Corps du texte et des gravures en bon état de conservation

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        "Insel Rügen. Stubbenkammer von Unten nördlich von Königstuhl." Blick entlang der Kreidefelsen von Großstubbenkammer, Königstuhl und Kleinstubbenkammer nach Südosten auf das offene Meer.

      . Lithographie von A. Kunike (1777 Greifswald oder Insel Rügen-Wien 1838), auf festem Velin. Darstellungsgröße 26:34,9 cm, Blattgröße 39,1:51,7 cm. Mit der Adresse von Kunikens lithogr. Anstalt in Wien. Vergleichsliteratur: H. Börsch-Supan/K.W. Jähnig, Caspar David Friedrich. Gemälde, Druckgraphiken und bildmäßige Zeichnungen. München, 1973, Nrn. 90-93. Sämtliche hier beschriebenen Zeichnungen Friedrichs, die "Stubbenkammer" zum Motiv haben, sind verschollen oder ihr Verbleib unbekannt. Die Nähe unserer Lithographie besonders zu Nr. 90 ist evident.. Titel war zuerst Schüler von J.G. Quistorp (1755-1835), dann seit 1801 in Dresden, zur gleichen Zeit mit seinen etwas älteren Landsleuten C.D. Friedrich (1774-1840) und Ph.O. Runge (1777-1810), über die er sich allerdings beklagte "welche so überspannte, schwärmerische Ideen mit der Kunst verbinden, ohne im mindesten ordentlich zeichnen zu können". Auch in Wien 1802-1806 steht er nicht im Lager der jungen Revolutionäre, sondern unter dem Einfluß des David-Schülers Rene Theod. Berton (1776-1859). Ein Italienaufenthalt fällt in die Jahre 1806-1819. In Florenz wurde er von J.Ph. Hackert (1737-1807) aufgenommen, in Rom hatte er nahmen Umgang mit B. Thorvaldsen, A. Canova und D. Rauch. Seit 1822 lebte er als geschätzter Porträtist in Stettin, seit 1826 bis zu seinem Tode war er als Nachfolger Quistorps Universitätszeichenlehrer in Greifwald. In Titels wenigen Landschaften machen sich romantische Anklänge stärker bemerkbar, vor allem an den Norweger Dahl, den er bezeichnenderweise seinem Landsmann Friedrich, mit dem er persönlich befreundet war (vgl. Reisetagebuch von 1831), künstlerisch vorgezogen hat.

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        21-year-old Major Aaron Burr, Aide-de-Camp to General Israel Putnam, details how a captured officer is to be returned ?properly guarded by the Way he came ... must be carefully watched? and his wife ?has Liberty to pass to the Enemies Lines with her Family and Furniture...?

      Princeton, New Jersey, February 21, 1777. 6.5" X 8.25". "Scarce War-dated Autograph Letter Signed ?A Burr ADC? with postscript on verso signed ?AB,? one page, 6.5"" x 8.25?. Integral leaf addressed by Burr to ?Colonel Nielson / Cranbury? and docketed ?Genl Putnams Letter/21 Febry 1777.? On laid paper. Irregular edges, small tears. Fine condition.Burr writes, ?The General has order Capt Campbell immediately back to Cranbury and from thence to be returned to [?Brunswick? crossed out] S. Amboy properly guarded by the Way he came ?" he is permitted to write to Mrs Campbell from Cranbury but to make no longer Delay. You will immediately let Mrs Campbell know that she has Liberty to pass to the Enemies Lines with her Family and Furniture ?" Campbell and his Attendant must be carefully watched and should any ... in future arrive at your Post detain them till they can be reported to the Genl. I am Sir in behalf of yr Genl yr most Obt Sert A Burr ADC.? Postscript on verso: ?Capt Nielson will direct the particular Rout Mrs Campbell shall take. AB.?On June 22, 1776, 20-year-old Major Aaron Burr was appointed aide-de-camp to General Israel Putnam. The recipient of this letter, Col. John Nielson, was later Brigadier General of the New Jersey Militia and Deputy Quartermaster General of New Jersey.Three days before Major Burr wrote this letter, Colonel Nielson successfully attacked a British detachment. On February 20, 1777, General George Washington thanked Major General Israel Putnam for his letter of the 18th ?communicating the successful attempt made by Colo. Neilson [sic] on the Enemy at Lawrence?s Island that Morning. The Colo. and his party conducted the plan with such secrecy and resolution, that they claim my sincerest thanks for this Instance of good behaviour, and I wish that you would acquaint them, with my hearty Approbation of their Conduct ... You will be pleased to direct proper care to be taken, of the muskets taken by Colo. Neilson. Let what is customary in such cases be done...? On that same day, Gen. Washington also wrote to the President of Congress, John Hancock, that ?Colo. Neilson of Brunswick with a detachment of Militia on the morning of the 18th surprised Major Stockdon [Richard W. Stockton, N.J. Volunteers, British provincial troops], whom he took with 59 Privates of General Skinner?s Corps, killing four and bringing Away the Arms of the whole with some Blankets...?No Revolutionary War-dated letter of Aaron Burr has appeared at a major public auction in over 30 years!"

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte von Baiern. (5 Stücke in 2 Bänden).

      Regensburg, Montag (V. Stück : Ingolstadt, Krüll), 1777/93. - Mit gestochener Kopfvignette und Kupfertafel, 62 Seiten, 2 Blatt, Seite 69-206, 1 Blatt, Seite 209-332, 1 Blatt; 3 Blatt, XXXVI, 295 Seiten, 2 Blatt, Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, ca. 20 x 12,5 cm (leicht abweichend in der Größe), Einbände leicht berieben, der 2. Band mit einigen oberflächlichen Wurmspuren im Lederbezug.

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        Recherches historiques et geographiques sur le Nouveau-Monde

      first edition.Bound in full sheepskin marbled time. Back decorated nerves, roulette tail and head. As an exhibit in Havana morocco. Triple supervisory net. A small lack in mind. A wormhole to the upper joint in the tail. 2 corners bumped. friction copings, joint and corners. Chez Brunet A Paris 1777 In-8 (12,5x20,2cm) relié

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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. With an initial leaf of advertisements for schoolbooks published by E. and C. Dilly. A fine copy. 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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        Le libertin devenu vertueux, ou mémoires du Comte D ***

      Original, unusual Edition.Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number in beige leather. Beautiful copy. chez la veuve Duchesne A Londres, et se trouve à Paris 1777 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (9,5x17cm) (2) 348pp. et 252pp. reliés

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        BIOGRAPHY OF WASHINGTON IN NOTES WRITTEN BY HIMSELF UPON A SKETCH MADE BY COL. D. HUMPHRIES. COPIED FROM THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH OF WASHINGTON IN POSSESSION OF THE LATE MRS. HUMPHRIES [manuscript cover title]

      [N.p. ca. 1830s].. 23pp. Quarto. Original plain paper wrappers, manuscript title on front cover. Spine perished, covers a bit ragged at edges. Light soiling and foxing. Minor soiling to text. Quite legible. Very good. Fair copy of General George Washington's notes on his life and military campaigns, written at the request of Col. David Humphreys, for the purpose of writing a biography of the General. Humphreys served as one of Washington's aides- de-camp during the Revolution and remained quite close to the General. Though Humphreys did write a brief biography of the General, it appears not to have been published until modern times. John Pickering (1777-1846), son of Timothy Pickering, was in the diplomatic corps and a linguist. He had served with Humphreys in the diplomatic service in Lisbon and was the executor of his estate. He acquired Col. Humphreys's papers in 1829 from his widow, and this copy of Washington's remarks was copied sometime after that. The notes, aside from the answers to a few questions about his early life (the questions themselves seem to be lost to history), pertain to Washington's early military career, specifically his expedition in the spring of 1754 to attempt to establish a post at the forks of the Ohio before the French. The site, modern-day Pittsburgh, was already occupied by the French who had established a post they called Du Quesne. Washington fell back to Great Meadows and he recounts details of his troops' attack of a French scouting party, including having one horse killed beneath him and two wounded, a ball shot through his hat and several other through his clothing, but nevertheless escaping unscathed. The notes also mention an incident in which some of his men were killed by friendly fire, but nowhere is Washington's capitulation to the French mentioned. It is stated that Washington resigned his military commission because of "an inveterate disorder in his bowels" and because he had "seen quiet restored...to the frontiers...." At the bottom of page one, Pickering writes: "The word his in the original appears to have been altered from my, in order to accommodate it to Col. Humphreys work." On the last page, Pickering writes: "The information given in these sheets - tho related from Memory, It is believe to be depended upon - It is hastily and incorrectly related - but not so much for these reasons, as some others it is earnestly requested that after Col. Humphreys has extracted what he shall judge necessary and given it in his own language, that the whole of what is here contained may be returned to GW, or committed to the flames. Some of the enumerations are trifling; and perhaps more important circumstances omitted." The original notes for the biography, by both Humphreys and Washington, appear to have been dispersed, with segments residing at the Rosenbach, Yale, and the Forbes Magazine collection in New York City.

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Spirito delle leggi del signore di Montesquieu con le note dell'abate Antonio Genovesi. Tomo primo [ - quarto].

      Domenico Terres [1777]. 4 volumi in - 8° (cm. 19,5), legature posteriori in m. tela rossa con titolo in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati; pp. XVI, 360 e 2 tavole di ritratti dei due autori in antiporta (incisi da Giampiccoli); XVI, 319, [1 b.]; XVI, 310, [2 bb.]; 366, [2 bb.] in buono stato, grande vignetta tip. in rame ai frontespizi; sporadiche fioriture e lievi segni d'uso. Traduzione italiana dello Spirito delle Leggi con l'importante commento del Genovesi in prima edizione, qui nella tiratura che presenta maggiore accuratezza nella numerazione delle pagine. Una traduzione antecedente ad opera di Macatti (Napoli 1750) rimase interrotta dalla censura [cfr. Einaudi 3996]. Deliziosa pubblicazione nata da un prezioso manoscritto «in carattere corsivo» del defunto Genovesi, conservato dallo stampatore nel suo studio privato [p. V]. Sulle operette tradotte in fine cfr. Einaudi 3997. Buon esemplare.

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