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2013-09-11 03:48:35
Greenwood, James [d. 1737]
Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Caslon, S Crowder, T Longman, B. Law, E. Johnston, J. Wallis and S. Blandon, London, 1777. viii, 123, [1 (advert)] pp. P. ii publisher advert. Text two columns: English on left, Latin to right. Text illustrated with 26 cuts [~ 2" x 2-1/4"]. 12mo: A^4 B - F^12 G^2. F2 missigned E2. 5-7/8" x 3-12" Binding shows wear, with dloth worn away from spine lower 3-1/4" exposing gatherings. Extensive po ink notes, blots, spots, doodles, whatnot to t.p. and continuing throughout text. Late 19th C. po name label to inside front board. A Good copy. Early prior owner rough weave light brown cloth over original boards "The Seventeenth Edition, Corrected." Cf. ESTC T169890, listing just 6 institutional holdings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
2013-09-10 04:57:03
LIGHTFOOT The Revd. John 1735-1788
Bookseller: Madoc Books (ABA-ILAB) [Llandudno, CONWY, United Kingdom]
2013-09-10 04:57:03
LIGHTFOOT The Revd. John 1735-1788
Bookseller: Madoc Books (ABA-ILAB) [Llandudno, CONWY, United Kingdom]
2013-09-03 03:21:28
Washington, George
London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1777. 2-page entry in the newspaper. Contains the entire letter sent by Washington to Congress on 26 December 1776 describing his crossing of the Delaware River and capture of three Hessian regiments in Trenton. Removed from a bound volume. Sound binding; split beginning at bottom of spine. Clean pages. Lght wear.. Newspaper. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books
2013-08-31 02:36:05
Washington, George
London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1777. 2-page entry in the newspaper. Contains the entire letter sent by Washington to Congress on 26 December 1776 describing his crossing of the Delaware River and capture of three Hessian regiments in Trenton. Removed from a bound volume. Sound binding; split beginning at bottom of spine. Clean pages. Lght wear.. Newspaper. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books
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2013-08-22 19:07:39
LOS RIOS, Jean François de
Fine mezzotint port. of Los Rios. xvi, 207 pp. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards (spine & corners a trifle worn, minor foxing), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Avignon: F. Seguin; Lyon: l'Auteur, 1777. First edition of an interesting bookseller's catalogue, classed by subject, priced, and with an author index. "According to the 'Avertissement,' this classified list of 800 titles was written to preserve the notes that De los Rios had made in the course of his business as a bookseller...The Bibliothèque [sic] is a unique or almost unique instance of a classified catalogue of rare books...Being a list of books already sold, the Bibliothèque is a very strange variety of catalogue of which I can cite very few examples. Frank Karslake's Notes from Sotheby's...is such a work. And E.P. Goldschmidt's Catalogue 100 is another."- Taylor, Catalogues of Rare Books, pp. 28-29-(incorrectly citing the title). Los Rios (1728-1820), was one of the most knowledgeable and colorful booksellers of his time. He handled many of the greatest books which, for the most part, came from the libraries of the Jesuits at Lyon, Tournon, and Macon and from the private libraries of the abbés Piole and Gindre. He worked as a bookseller's clerk in Paris and Rome, visited England and the Low Countries, and finally established himself as a bookseller at Lyon in 1766. Our copy contains the handsome mezzotint portrait of Los Rios which, according to Taylor, is present in only a few copies. Nice copy. ❧ Varille, La Vie facétieuse de M. de Los Ri … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.
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2013-08-19 08:20:07
UNKNOWN
1777: T.LOWNDES A NEAR FINE ANTIQUARIAN COPY - THE MODERN TRAVELLER. Being a Collection of Useful and Entertaining Travels Lately made into various countries The whole carefully abridged Exhibiting a view of the manners, religion, government Arts, agriculture, manufactures, and commerce of the known world. Some minor foxing amongst the 6 volumes, a map had a tear professionally restored, an excellent set quite uncommon and hard to find. LONDON: Printed for T. Lowndes, MDCCLXXVI-MDCCLXXVII. 1776-1777. [published date: 1776-7]. Rare First edition. In Six volumes. 8vo. 7.0" x 4.5" inches (LxB). Complete as issued with 21 engraved plates, as called for in the List of Plates at the end of volume 6. There are 5 folding Maps: MAP OF THE WORLD; ASIA; AFRICA; AMERICA & EUROPE. SIX volumes 8vo. 7.25" x 4.50" inches in fine full contemporary calf leather boards, spine rebacked using matching calf leather done in antique style with new endpapers, with 5 raised bands & red & black gilt lettered morocco labels. Vols. 1-4 are dated 1776, and vols.5-6 are dated 1777. A scarce book set, rarely found complete. A classic work.. First Edition FIRST State. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bookseller: erlich, kramer & associates Antiquarians
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2013-08-09 15:52:07
KITCHIN, Thomas (1719-1784)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2013-08-07 18:40:40
Pearce, Zachary
London. : Printed by E. Cox by T. Cadell. , 1777. Good. Contemporaneous full calf. Calf to front joints of each volume are cracked and the rear joints cracking. Six bands to each spine. Covers lightly rubbed. The two gilt lettered calf tiles to the spine of Vol. I are missing and the volume tile to the spine of Vol. II is chipped. Armorial bookplate of John Hunter of The Hermitage to front pastedown of each volume. Very mild foxing, largely to very outermost leaves, other than this the leaves are remarkably clean and fresh. lx, [4] and 599pp and 481pp, plus errata. . First printings both, with errata leaf to rear of Vol. II. . Hard. Folio. 12". . Good. Illus. by Illustrated with engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. .
Bookseller: Ryan O'Horne Books [Hexham, United Kingdom]
2013-08-07 00:54:04
Vascellini, Gaetano (1745-1805)
Florence. 1777. Hardcover. Very Good. Large quarto, leather-backed and cornered paper covered boards, engraved title pages, two sections with 30 numbered engraved plates of Roman, classical and early baroque Italian statues and marbles. Very good overall, with light to moderate wear to binding, especially corners, contents VG but with minor ex-library marks: bookplate on pastedown (with 'withdrawn' stamp), perforated stamp to title page, ink stamp to verso of the title page, no other marks. Plates are very good, lightly foxed throughout, the title page to the second part has a three inch clean tear. Beautiful plates. Does not appear to be lacking any pages or title pages, but some citations call for 64 pp., which would have to include the front and rear blanks (which our copies does have). RARE on the market or auction.
Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB
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2013-08-02 20:06:11
[PENNANT Thomas] 1726-1798
VG, 1777, 93 pls.In half calf, marbled boards, tips replaced. Spine relaid, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to new red and black leather labels. Internally, no inscriptions, engraved title page, [7], (iv-viii), [10] pl list, [1], 2-154 pp, [2] corrections, 93 pls (of 93), [1] errata, [3] adverts, some light water staining. (ESTC T150744. Lowndes 1823.Allibone 1553.de Pannoni 478) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer whose first folio edition of British Zoology was followed by a more successful and smaller second edition, and by additional volumes on reptiles, fish, and marine animals. The work was organized according to the classificatory systems of John Ray, whom Pennant much admired. Five editions of British Zoology were published between 1766 and 1812. See ODNB.
Bookseller: Madoc Books [United Kingdom]
2013-08-02 09:18:15
DE BRAHM, William Gerard (1717-99)
Paris: Chez le Rouge, 1777. Copper-engraved map, with period hand colouring in outline, on four sheets, joined to form two folding sheets, approximate size of the joined folding sheets: 30 1/2 x 42 3/4 inches, overall image size (if the pairs of sheets were to be joined): 51 3/8 x 41 inches. Large inset strip map of the Hudson River at the lower right, titled: Cours de la Riviere d'Hudson et la Comunication avec le Canada Par le Lac Champlain Jusqu'au Fort Chambly par Sauthier. The rare "Le Rouge" edition of De Brahm's A Map of South Carolina and Part of Georgia, with the addition of Le Rouge's version of Claude Sauthier's map of the course of the Hudson River. Cumming writes of De Brahm's map: "This map shows the coast from the North Carolina boundary line southward to St. Mary's River in Georgia and extends westward to the Indian country ... For the coastal region and up the larger rivers as far as the settlements extend, great care and detail in surveying is evident ... The actual amount of topographical information given ... is impressive" (Cumming p.280). De Brahm emigrated from Germany to Georgia in 1751. His long service as a military engineer in the army of Charles VII of Bavaria placed him in good stead, his talents were recognized and his advice and designs for fortifications much sought after. These requests for advice involved much travelling, and allowed him to gather a great deal of information about South Carolina and Georgia. After less than two years he felt confident enough to announce his intention of publishing a map of the ar … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2013-08-01 12:41:21
DIONIS M.
CHEZ LA VEUVE D' HOURI, PARIS, 1777. HUITIEME EDITION , revue , augmentée de remarques importantes & enrichie de figures en taille-douce , qui représentent les instruments nouveaux les plus en usage & même de 24 qu' on a réuni dans une seule planche qui ne se trouve pas dans les premieres éditions par M. George de LA FAYE , 1 volume in-8 de 16 pages de préface + 724 pages , dans une reliure d'éoque plein veau marbré , dos à 5 nerfs richement orné , tranches marbrées , BIEN COMPLET du portrait en frontispice , d' une gravure dépliante du Palais Royal , de 16 planches hors-texte et de 51 figures gravées dans le texte , la reliure est légèrement frottée , une déchirure à la coiffe supérieure de 2 cm recollée avec un très léger manque , infimes taches et rousseurs , bon exemplaire .
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE BERTRANDY [LE PUY EN VELAY, France]
2013-07-29 16:08:47
William Burton and Anonymous
d 1777 - London - Henry Lintot and T. Durham, 1742 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An unusual copy, comprising two separate biographies bound in a single volume. The first is of Dr Hermann Boerhaave(1668 1738), a Dutch botanist, humanist and physician of European fame. He is regarded as the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital. The second is of Voltaire (1694 - 1778), a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties. A versatile writer, he produced works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. The two works have been professionally combined and rebound for the Birmingham Medical Institute, the name of which can be seen at the base of the spine and on several institutional stamps throughout the volume. With a copperplate contents page. Interesting and valuable works particularly the first stated. Condition: Sympathetically rebound in half calf with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed with some very slightloss to the extremities and the marbled paper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just the occasional handling mark. Overall: GOOD..
Bookseller: Rooke Books
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2013-07-28 11:04:29
BURROW (Sir James)
London : printed by His Majesty's law-printers; for Edward Brooke (successor to Messrs. Worrall and Tovey), 1777-1780.. 5 Vols., folio, vols., 1,4 & 5 first editions, vol. 3 second edition, vol. 2 third edition, with cont. ownership signature of C.W. Willis, Temple, and Thomas Hodson, Lichfield, some minor worming to margins of one vol. cont. calf, rubbed, hinges cracked, a couple of boards loose.
Bookseller: Forest Books
2013-07-25 09:54:05
(MILITARY.)
London: Printed for J. Millan, , 1777. of the Officers in the Several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments … Octavo (200 × 123 mm). Late 20th-century brown calf, spine gilt in compartments with sunburst tools, red morocco label. Contemporary ownership inscription of William Monsell and 19th-century heraldic bookplate of Hugh E. E. Everard, ownership notes to front blank, which also has a short closed tear repaired with tape, piece of early-20th century notepaper tipped-in to page 51, annotations to pages 51-54 in pencil and ink. A few small scuffs to binding, spine cracked between front blank and title, browning to edges of early and late leaves. A very good copy. First edition. These eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming harder and harder to find, and those for the years of the American War of Independence are particularly desirable.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington
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2013-07-24 17:44:53
SCHEELE, Carl Wilhelm
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc. [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2013-07-24 10:46:44
L'abb?aynal. Justamond J (translated by)
London, Printed for T Cadell 1777 Third edition revised and corrected. 5 volumes 21cms x 13 cms illustrated with portrait of Justamond and folding maps. Very good and sound original full calf leather bindings with red and green gilt title labels to spine. Marbled end papers. Volume 4 has a small area at the top of the title page removed. An attractive set rare in original leather bindings complete with engraved maps by Thomas kitchen, Royal Hydrographer to the king. Catalogs: Raynal, Justamond, east Indies, west indies
Bookseller: WWW.HORSHAMRAREBOOKS.COM
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2013-07-23 21:41:01
London: T. Cadell, 1777. 3rd. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. James Wilson: A Signed Volume from the Library of the Declaration of Independence Signer Abbe Raynal (translated by J. Justamond): A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans of the West Indies, Volume Two (of five), (London: T. Cadell, 1777), third edition, hardcover, calf, 596 pages, 5.5 x 8.25. Clearly signed on the title page in ink, James Wilson. Wilson was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania. In 1789, he became one of the original nine justices appointed by Washington to the Supreme Court. This book created a sensation when it was first issued - anonymously - in 1770; in the next decades it was brought out in dozens of editions in various languages and became one of the most widely read political texts of the day. The controversy that surrounded the book arose, in the words of one commentator, its treatment of religion and its advocacy of the popular right to consent to taxation and to revolt...Its sometimes incendiary treatment of the slave trade became canonical in the debate over abolition that it did much to spur. Trumping all other brickbats the book might have suffered was the ultimate Seal of Disapproval: The Catholic Church placed it on the notorious Index Librorum Prohibitorum, the list of officially banned books that endangered the faith. (The intellectual Wilson was himself an Anglican/Episcopalian, and thus must have felt quite unconcerned by the Pope's decree). That Wilson owned and read this book is particularly interesting in li … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork
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2013-07-23 11:24:50
[LORRY, Anne Charles de (1726-1783)]
Paris,: P. Guillaume Cavelier, 1777. Paris,: P. Guillaume Cavelier,, 1777.. ii, blankl] [iv], xvi, 704, [iv], [ii, blank] pp. 4to (21,3 x 26 cm.). Contemporary full marbled calf, spine with 5 raised bands, the compartments richly gilt tooled with floral decorations, gilt lettered on red morcco label (joints slightly worn for about 1 cm. near the top of the spine; some slight rubbing at both sides along the extremities), marbled end-papres, red edges (despite these few minor flaws, a very nice and attractive binding). LARGE PAPER COPY. First edition of the FIRST MODERN text on Dermatology, and the last major work on Dermatology to be published in Latin. Lorry is regarded as the founder of French Dermatology, he "attempted the classification of diseases on the basis of essential relations, their physiological, pathological, and etiological similarities"(Garrison & Morton 3983). He was a pupil of Astruc, and receievd his MD. in Paris (1748).Patients included the Richelieus, Voltaire, and (briefly) Louis XV. Heirs of Hippocrates, 964.
Bookseller: Sylco bvba livres anciens - antiquarian books [BEL]
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2013-07-23 08:22:00
R. Aitken
** 1777 True First Printing **1776 JOURNALS OF CONGRESSby R. AITKEN, Front Street, Philadelphia** Contains one of the earliest Bound Printed examples of the Declaration of Independence ** Custom Leather Bound Hardcover, Rare First Edition, First PrintingBeing offered for the first time is an extremely rare piece of Americana. A True First Edition, First Printing, 1776 Journals of Congress, by R. Aitken of Philadelphia. The First two editions of The Journals of Congress were printed by order of Congress by R. Aitken (1775 & 1776). The Book offered here is volume II for 1776, and printed in 1777. Volume II, covering the critical year of 1776, continues the invaluable account of the colonies? desperate need for money, muskets and gunpowder, and printings of communications with Washington, as well as negotiations with Indians and Canada. Among resolutions passed is one resolving that all within the colonies who are "notoriously disaffected to the cause of America" must be disarmed (II:91). Later Congress approves piracy by authorizing friendly vessels to employ "force of arms, attack, subdue, and take all ships... carrying soldiers, arms, gun-powder, ammunition, provisions, or any other contraband goods, to any of the British armies or ships of war" (II:119). On April 6th, Congress resolves "that no Slaves be imported into any of the Thirteen United Colonies" (II:122), and subsequently agrees on the terms of 18 articles of war (II:365-81). Most notably, Volume II is especially important for its inclusion of one of the earliest collected printings of the Declaration of Independe … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Woodward Avenue Bookshelf
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2013-07-23 02:11:35
Vaugondy, Par Mrde
A. V. Lrevelt, Amsterdam - 1777. () Good to very good. 14.25" X 16.5" (36 X 42 cm). Printed on thin paper. Two vertical and three horizontal creases, along with some general wrinkling. Slight darkening to top and right edges. Piece missing from left side (1 inch in and 6.5 inches up the side), though does not affect the map. A detailed and elegant map depicting North Western America (cut off on the left at California, through New Mexico and up to the islands above the Hudson's Bay) and the tip of the Russian Empire to the left with many small islands. Beautiful, dainty lettering and detail. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC
2013-07-23 02:11:35
Vaugondy, Par Mrde
Amsterdam: A. V. Lrevelt 1777. () Good to very good. 14.25" X 16.5" (36 X 42 cm). Printed on thin paper. Two vertical and three horizontal creases, along with some general wrinkling. Slight darkening to top and right edges. Piece missing from left side (1 inch in and 6.5 inches up the side), though does not affect the map. A detailed and elegant map depicting North Western America (cut off on the left at California, through New Mexico and up to the islands above the Hudson's Bay) and the tip of the Russian Empire to the left with many small islands. Beautiful, dainty lettering and detail..
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2013-07-23 01:43:45
GESSNER, Salomon
Zch., beym Verfasser 1777-78.. 2 Bde. in 1 geb. 4°. 191; 194 S.Mit 2 gest.Tit., 40 rad. Textvign. u. 20 Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. 19.Jhdts. EA Erste und einzige deutsche Quartausgabe. "Dieses Werk bildet [...] ein einzigartiges Druckerzeugnis in dem sich Dichter, Illustrator, Drucker u. Verleger in einer Person vereinigen und so ein überaus harmonisches, vobildliches Ganzes geschaffen haben. Die Auflage war nur klein." (Leemann-v. Elck)
Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag
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2013-07-22 23:42:09
LE ROUGE, Georges Louis (1712-90)
Paris: 1777. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Large inset of the upper Mississippi, inset map of the lower Mississippi and the Gulf, small inset view of Niagara Falls. 29 1/8 x 21 1/8 inches. Scarce war- date issue of a noted French map of the American colonies during the Revolution. "Covers the area from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and west to Lake Superior. Shows town and cities, forts, trails, Indian villages and tribal territory..." (Sellers and Van Ee). This map was first issued by Le Rouge in 1755; in 1777, however, with the outbreak of the war increasing demand for American maps, Le Rouge reworked the plate, added the title at the top and the names and boundaries of each of the states. Curiously, he left the remnants of the 1755 issue: i.e., notations of French and Indian War battles. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 777.14; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 154.
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2013-07-22 23:42:09
FADEN, William (1750-1836)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2013-07-22 23:42:09
IMBERT, J. Leopold
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2013-07-21 00:54:56
COOK, James
London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1777. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 … In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships. 2 volumes quarto (286 × 233 mm). Contemporary diced Russia, green morocco lettering-, and black numbering-pieces, compartments closely gilt with a linked lozenge roll, broad single filler gilt panel to the boards, milled edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers. Portrait frontispiece and 49 other engraved plates, 25 of them double-page, 14 maps, 6 of them folding or double-page, and 1 folding table. A little rubbed, skilfully restored on the joints and at the head- and tail-caps, early twentieth-century gift inscription verso of the front free endpapers, title page of volume I with an old hard crease, paper flaw, with a short tear in the tail margin, no loss, now professionally repaired, internally overall very clean, the extending plates presented as double-page with some creases from the original folds, a very good set. First edition. The fame Cook had achieved by his first voyage allowed him to write the account of his second, and historically most important voyage, himself. The goal of this voyage was to circumnavigate the world as far south as possible in search of the as yet undiscovered great 'Southern Continent.'. The ships went east via the Cape of Good Hope, crossed the southern ocean south of Australia and actually crossed the Antarctic Circle, making Cook the first man to get so … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-20 14:39:35
LEMOYNE, SIMON SYLVESTRE CLEMENT.:
Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale. 1777.. FIRST EDITION, 1777, French text. Slim 8vo, 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 56 pages, bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers with large central gilt coat of arms, gilt decoration and gilt lettering to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine slightly worn at head and tail, 2 tiny holes and a tiny split to lower hinge, small repairs to corners, few slight marks to covers and a darkish stain to lower outer corners, small brown stain to 1 margin, otherwise contents bright and clean. A very good tight copy. We could not find a record in the Bibliotheque Nationale of the planned work, which may never have been published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton
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2013-07-17 22:47:50
FADEN, W./ RATZER, B
London, 1777. No Binding. Very Good. 30 ½ x 22 ¼ inches. . Original outline color; small area of wear at one fold expertly repaired with some reinstatement of image, else excellent. The definitive map of New Jersey of the 18th century, in its rare first state. It was the first map to present the geography of New Jersey with any degree of detailed accuracy. It also illuminates for the first time the state's topography, river networks, early road system, and the locations of its natural resources. Moreover, Schwartz states that it is "the most important general map of New Jersey during the revolutionary period." As such, it would have been consulted by commanders on both sides during the American Revolution. According to a note on the map, it was based on surveys that were made in 1769 for the purpose of settling the border between New York and New Jersey, which had long been in dispute. The surveys were supervised by Lt. Bernard Ratzer, an important British military engineer and surveyor before and during the Revolution. The resulting boundary line, which was permanently adopted, is shown on the map. (The map also shows two different boundaries between East and West Jersey.) Ratzer was also the author of what is considered the finest colonial map of New York City. William Faden was an English publisher who played a leading role in filling the demand for accurate maps, charts and plans relating to the campaigns of the American Revolution. "His fine engravings made him one of the greatest cartographers of the late 18th century" (Snyder). The map's large, decorative car … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.
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2013-07-17 18:03:16
Curtis, W
London: For the Author, 1777. 2 vols. [1777]-1798, Fo. 236 (of 432) hand-coloured plates only, lacks title and prelims. to first vol. Each plate should be bound next to its explanatory text, five of these text leaves are missing. Included are indices to fascicles 2, 3 and 5. Some soiling, staining and marginal paper repairs, especially to front and rear pages of each vol., later typewritten index bound in at front of each vol., early C20th. library quarter morocco, rubbed and marked. Contemporay ink numbering in margin of most text pages and plates but text or image unaffected, later pencil English name written on some text pages.. 1st Ed. Half-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. 46.0 x 26.0 Cms..
Bookseller: Besleys Books
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2013-07-16 22:53:33
d'Alembert Jean le Rond, le Marquis De Condorcet
Claude-Antoine Jombert Paris 1777 First Edition. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good +/No Jacket. First Edition 1777, five folding engraved plates., neat contemporary ink signature to title, hinges cracked but very strong and tight, attractive contemporary mottled sheep,slight staining and rubbing,gilt decorated spine and bands. Very clean copy 8vo.
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2013-07-16 14:26:09
DE LA CRUZ, Manuel (1750-1792) and Juan de la CRUZ CANO y OLMEDILLA (d. 1790)
Madrid: 1777-1778. 3 parts (of 7) in 1 volume. (15 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches). 36 engraved plates, numbered 1-36, comprising the first three cahiers of the work. Each plate captioned in Spanish and French, the first plate of each cahier (i.e. plates 1, 13 and 25) with caption title in Spanish and French as above. Contemporary marbled paper covered boards, front hinge cracked. The first three parts of a very rare 18th century Spanish costume book, including American subjects. The number of plates in extant copies seem to vary, with Colas citing one copy with as many as 82 plates (though it would seem that 84 were in fact issued; i.e. 7 cahiers of 12 plates each). The plates here, numbered consecutively 1-36, comprise (titles in Spanish): 1) Criego Jacarero 2) Gazetera 3) Naranjera 4) El Agua de Cebada 5) Barbero majo, dando musica 6) Maja 7) Aguador de compra 8) Parsiega 9) Alguacil 10) Paya 11) Andaluz 12) Petimetra con manto en la Semana Santa 13) Chorizero 14) Pescadera 15) Serrano Artesonero del Partido de Avila 16) Castellana vieja, del Partido de Avila 17) Cheso 18) Chesa 19) Maragata 20) Maragato 21) Verdulera 22) Naranjero Murciano 23) Aldeano Charro de los Caserios de Salamanca 24) Aldeana Charra del Partido de Salamanca 25) Catalan 26) Catalana 27) Pedro Romero 28) Joaquin Costillares 29) Gibaro de la Isla de Puero-rico 30) Esclava de Puerto-rico 31) Arrendadora de la Huerta de Murcia 32) Arrendador de la Huerta de Murcia 33) Criada 34) Azeitero 35) India del Perú 36) Espanola Criolla de Lima This copy with impressive provenance to the Viceroy of New Spain. Colas 1706 (c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2013-07-16 12:49:19
ZIMMERMANN, Eberhard August Wilhelm
Leiden,: Theodor Haak,, 1777.. Quarto, with a large folding map (500 x 695 mm.); a very good unsophisticated copy in simple modern blue paper wrappers, a few marks, the large folding map in a very good impression. Rare: first edition of the first book to describe the worldwide distribution of mammals, with the information summarized in a large folding world map, one of the first to include Captain Cook's 1770 discoveries on the east coast of Australia.Zimmermann (1743-1815) was a German geographer and zoologist, best known as a teacher and as the patron of the mathematician Gauss. He published a number of monographs on mammals, including several published in the nineteenth century specifically on American animals. This remarkable work is an early and extensive survey of the worldwide geographical distribution of domestic and migratory quadrupeds. He concluded that land-masses were differently distributed in prehistoric times, making this the first in a long line of publications that led to the theory of continental drift; some of his conclusions influenced Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell.Importantly, the details of animal habits in Australia, the South Pacific and New Zealand derive from the great voyages, from Quiros to Cook, making this study an example - along with the various publications of the Forsters on the Cook voyages - of the earliest application of Pacific discoveries to general scientific research.The fine accompanying world map renders the east coast of Australia, and lists the Kangaroo and several species of Australian wild dog. Designed by Zimmermann himsel … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-15 18:51:36
COOK, Capt. James (1728-1779)
London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 5/16 x 9 inches). Engraved portrait of Cook by J. Basire after William Hodges, 63 engraved plates, maps and charts (31 folding), one folding letterpress table. Nineteenth century calf, covers bordered in blind, rebacked to style, red and green morocco labels in the second and third compartments. First edition of Cook's second voyage on which he was directed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to search for any southern continent. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century" (Printing and the Mind of Man p.135). "The success of Cook's first voyage led the Admiralty to send him on a second expedition, described in the present work, which was to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of any southern continents ... the men of this expedition became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. Further visits were made to New Zealand, and on two great sweeps Cook made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Niue, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-14 18:04:57
FORSTER, Johann Reinhold
London,: B. White [etc.], 1777.. Two volumes, quarto, with a large folding map; the map slightly spotted and some light spotting at beginning and end of first volume; a very good copy in contemporary diced russia leather, gilt borders to sides, rebacked. 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 scar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-04 19:43:49
Urban, Sylvanus
SYLVANUS URBAN "Gentleman's Monthly and Historical Chronicle" FIRST EDITION 1777 St. John's Gate for D. Henry, 1777. First edition of this compilation of the Gentleman's Monthly, containing early reports of the American revolution. Very good condition, housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: bookbid [Beverly Hills, California, US]
2013-06-29 16:15:25
Thümmel, Moritz August von
Weidmanns Erben und Reich, Leipzig, 1777. 132 Seiten. , marmorierter Ppbd. der Zeit, Rückenvergoldung, Rückenschildchen, 15,5 cm. Mit 7 Kupferstichen und 13 Vignetten von Endner. "Von den vielen Ausgaben ist dieses die schönste in besonders wohlgelungener Ausstattung (.) mit den reizenden Kupfern und Vignetten" (Neufforge 150). Die erste Tafel (wie bei Neufforge) als Frontispiz, dadurch nach Seite 12 eine scheinbare Lücke in der Paginierung. - Beigebunden: "Die Inoculation der Liebe. Eine Erzählung", Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1771, Frontispiz, 70 Seiten. Frontispiz, Titel- und Schlussvignette nach Oeser, gestochen von Geyser. Anonym erschienene EA (WG2 2), "reizend illustriert" (Neufforge). - Einband berieben, Rücken mit groben Abplatzungen, vereinzelt etwas fingerfleckig, sonst und insgesamt ordentliches, attraktives Exemplar. 352 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn [Lübeck, Germany]
2013-06-25 19:08:15
Sex tal bundna i en volym: Tal, om politie i allmänhet [...] af [...] Carl Sparre [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777. 47 + (1) s. + Tal, om den tilväxt och de hinder, som barn- förlossnings- vetenskapen haft [...] af Herman Schützercrantz [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777. 80 s. + Tal, om chemiens nyaste fragsteg [...] af Torbern Bergman [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777. 48 s. + Tal, om de nyaste förklaringar öfver norr-skenet [...] af Johan Carl Wilcke [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1778. 110 s. + Tal , om fästningars nytta och bruk samt byggnads-sätt [...] af Alex. Mich v. Strussenfelt, Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1780. 40 s. + Tal, hållne, under Kongl. Majestets höga öfvernärvaro, uti dess vetenskaps academie [...] af [...] Carl Rudenschöld. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1779. 56 s. Äldre helskinnband. Nött upptill i ryggen. Bra ex.
Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB [SE]
2013-06-12 17:49:12
MONTESQUIEU CHARLES-LOUIS/GENOVESI ANTONIO.
Domenico Terres 1777 4 voll. in 8° (mm. 210x140 ); pagg. (4), xvi, 364; xv, 319; xvi, 310; 366; con ritratto di Montesquieu inciso da Cimarelli in antiporta, ritratto del Genovesi e incisione allegorica al frontespizio di C. Pignatari. Cartonato muto coevo con titolo manoscritto al dorso.Prima edizione del commento del Genovesi, stampata da Terres a otto anni dalla morte dell'autore. Una traduzione dello Spirito delle leggi era uscita parzialmente ad opera di Mecatti nel 1750, ma l'operazione era stata interrotta dalla censura. Terres, che possedeva il manoscritto del Genovesi, nel 1777 riuscì ad ottenere il permesso di stampa dell'opera commentata, con l'aggiunta di operette ad essa relative quali l'elogio di D'Alembert ad opera di Montesquieu, la Difesa dello Spirito delle leggi di J. Fontane de la Roche, il Ringraziamento sincero attribuito a Voltaire etc. Bell'esemplare genuino, con barbe. Fioriture dovute al tipo di carta e qualche lieve menda alla legatura dovuta all'uso.Catalogo Einaudi 3997.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.
2013-06-11 21:07:47
FRISI PAOLO
(Idraulica - prima ediz. '700) FRISI PAOLO. Instituzioni di Meccanica, d'Idrostatica, d'Idrometria e dell'Architettura Statica, e Idraulica. Milano, Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1777. In 8° (cm 18,5x24), piena pergamena coeva (mancanza al tassello del dorso), pp. 8 non numerate + 447 + 1 non numerata. Alone al margine bianco laterale delle prime carte, per il resto fresca conservazione. L'autore, celebre matematico, fu soprattutto famoso per i suoi studi d'idraulica; a lui si deve il tracciato del Naviglio da Milano a Pavia, aperto alla navigazione nel 1819. In quest'opera vengono pure presi in esame i fiumi del bolognese (Reno ed altri torrenti), l'Arno, gli affluenti della laguna di Venezia, le paludi pontine, in navigli di Milano e di Bologna, ecc.. (Rif.B3473-595/51)
Bookseller: La Casa del Collezionista
2013-06-11 20:54:35
Della Chiesa Ludovico
in Torino, per Onorato Derossi, 1777.In-4° antico (285x217mm), pp. (22), 232. Legatura moderna in m. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro su tassello al dorso. Piatti marmoriozzati. Duplice ex-libris, etichetta di libreria antiquaria. Stemma sabaudo coronato, affiancato da leoni rampanti, inciso in rame ai frontespizi. Al secondo vol., antiporta incisa in rame con ritratto dell'autore entro bordura ornamentale. Testatine e capilettera arabescati in rame. Varie dedicatorie e componimenti poetici preliminari. Freschissimo esemplare in barbe. Riedizione settecentesca, esattamente conforme a quella originale del 1635, di questa opera del Della Chiesa. "Dell'Historia del Piemonte", edito dal Disserolio nel 1608, è uno dei più cospicui tentativi secenteschi di storia dei territori piemontesi. Il Della Chiesa, vissuto tra il 1568 e il 1621, "conte di Cervignasco e Isasca", fu vescovo di Saluzzo, storiografo e consigliere di Vittorio Amedeo I. Manno, I, 1020. Lozzi, II, 3605, note. Platneriana, 265. Bocca, 4350. Dionisotti, II, p. 318: "Il nome di questro magistrato è celebrato per i suoi lavori storici al quale scopo, per ordine ducale, gli furono aperti tutti gli archivi dello stato". Rossotto, p. 401.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert
2013-06-11 19:44:27
Die V Martij 1777 Manoscritto in 8° (222x157); 76 carte in pergamena non numerate, manoscritte ad inchiostro bruno con i nomi del Piovene e del Doge Aloisio Mocenigo, che commissiona la carica al nobiluomo, rialzati in oro.Splendida antiporta allegorica policroma miniata su pergamena, raffigurante il Doge con il leone di San Marco in basso, mentre in cielo San Giuseppe presenta il bastone fiorito a Maria con Gesù Bambino in braccio.Importante e raro documento di storia veronese in cui sono riportati doveri del Capitanio e le regole comportamentali nel governo della città. Le Commissioni dogali per la città di Verona sono molto difficilmente riscontrabili sul mercato.Buona legatura in piena pelle marmorizzata, filetti in oro, dorso a cinque scomparti. Perfetto stato di conservazione eccetto piccoli difetto al piatto posteriore.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.
2013-06-10 09:31:04
Girolamo ROSASCO
in Torino, nella Stamperia Reale 1777 ottimo esemplare 1 vol. - testo su una e due colonne; frontespizio r/n con marca tipografica incisa; incisione con stemma dell'Accademia della Crusca all'antiporta; vignette e capilettera incise
Bookseller: Libreria Editrice Belriguardo
2013-06-10 08:24:31
CARBURI DE CEFFALONIE, Marin (?-1782). -
Paris, Nyon & Stoupe, 1777.Folio. Contemp. marbled boards, new calf spine; corners slightly worn. 12 finely copper engr. folding plates. 47, (1) pp.; a fine, fresh, tall and uncut copy. First edition. A work of great interest for engineering which describes the highly complicated transport by sea and land of an enormous rock used as basement for Falconet's famous equestrian statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg. Carburi won much admiration for the extremely complicated machinery built and the ingenious solutions adopted, illustrated in a superb series of plates, some of which show the first use of primitive ball bearings. Berlin Kat. 1794. Honeyman 586. Cicognara 3490. Edizione originale. L'opera descrive una notevole impresa ingegneristica, il trasporto per mare e terra di un'enorme roccia usata come base per la statua equestre di Pietro il Grande. Con 12 magnifiche tavole ripieg. inc. in rame. Mezza pelle; ottimo esemplare, fresco e marginoso.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport
2013-06-05 23:13:00
GALLI BIBIENA Ferdinando
Nella Stamperia di Lelio Della Volpe 1777 Tomo primo con nuova aggiunta. Dedicate dall'Autore a S. Cattarina de Vigri da Bologna Protettrice della suddetta Accademia. Con 73 tavole incise in rame Pagine con lievi e sporadiche fioriture, piccole abrasioni alla carta dei piatti e alle copertine. Esemplare molto ben conservato (Some light yellowing) Molto buono (Very Good)
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini
2013-06-03 06:50:30
VOLTA, Alessandro (1745-1827).
Giuseppe Marelli 1777 IN- 8°, LEGATURA RECENTE IN CARTONE D' EPOCA. 147, (1) PP. GRAZIOSA VIGNETTA NEL FRONTESPIZIO E 12 TESTATE E FINALETTI FINEMENTE INCISI IN RAME (6 RAFFIGURANTI ESPERIMENTI SCIENTIFICI). TIMBRO COEVO DI APPARTENENZA. BELL' ESEMPLARE DELLA RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. IL TESTO CONTIENE LA DESCRIZIONE DELLE RICERCHE VOLTIANE SUL GAS CHE RISALE DALLE PALUDI, IL QUALE IN PRECEDENZA NON ERA STATO DISTINTO DALL' > (IDROGENO). L' OPERA DEL VOLTA CONCERNENTE IL NUOVO GAS STIMOLÒ I RICERCATORI A NUOVI ESPERIMENTI CHE SFOCIARONO NELLA SCOPERTA DELLA COMPOSIZIONE DELL' ACQUA. > (GUARESCHI, LA CHIMICA IN ITALIA DAL 1750 AL 1800 IN SUPPL. ANN. ENC. CHIM., 1912, PP. 395-403). > (PARTINGTON, HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY, III, P. 814). POGGENDORFF, II, 1231. D.S.B., XV, PP. 74-76. RICCARDI, SULLE OPERE DI ALESSANDRO VOLTA, P. 22 (11): >. SCOLARI, ALESSANDRO VOLTA, P. 79 (40). POLVANI, ALESSANDRO VOLTA, PP. 155-66. LA SCOPERTA DEL METANO.
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