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        The life and exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote, de la Mancha

      London: printed for F. Newbery,, 1778. With the humorous conceits of his facetious squire Sancho Panca. Abridged. Duodecimo (176 × 98 mm). Contemporary unlettered sheep, gilt bands either side of gilt rules. Engraved frontispiece by Royce, 5 engraved plates. Spine chipped at foot exposing headband, joints cracked but held firm by cords, light waterstain at upper outer corner, most visible at beginning of text, still a good, honest copy in its first binding. First edition thus, an abridgement of the classic novel for a younger readership.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Geometria Pratica, In cui, oltre I Principi de essa, vi sono molti insegnamenti intorno alle varie Misure di Terre, Acque, Fieni, Pietre, Grani, Fabbriche, ed altro

      [Italy]: copied by Carlo Antonio Destefanis di Graglia, 1778. Soft cover. Near Fine. [26 x 19.5 cm]. Manuscript on paper, (3) ff., 145 pp., (3) p. blank, 2 'paper instruments' tipped in, copious color illustration. Bound in contemporary floral block-printed cartonnage. Wear to spine, boards faded and with minor soling and scuffing. Minor handsoiling to first few leaves, minor staining here and there, otherwise a well preserved artifact. Unusual manuscript copy of Lodovico Perini's popular text on applied geometry, Geometria Pratica, written out and charmingly illustrated in 1778 by a certain Carlo Antonio Destefanis di Graglia, presumably the same man named as the capo-maestro responsible for the completion in 1737 of the Chiesa dell'Immacolate Concezione di Maria Vergine in Volpiano, near Turin. The volume is at once a faithful and a fanciful adaptation of Perini's acclaimed treatise (the work remained in print for more than seven decades) on the mathematical basics of architecture, surveying, water management, and various other agrimensorial tasks: Destefanis di Graglia reproduces the text in a fine calligraphic hand and improves on the black-and-white illustrations of the original in his precisely shaded watercolor renditions of irregularly plotted farmer's fields, masons measuring walls, specialized instruments, and the like. The manuscript gives the impression of being a labor of love, almost a work of folk art (would not purchasing a copy of the sixth edition of Perini have been much easier?), and is produced with such care from beginning to end that it is hard to take it as a mere working copy. It is tempting to imagine Destefanis di Graglia - likely an old man by 1778, if already a head-builder in 1737 - revisiting the basics of his youthful trade in writing out and coloring this book by hand. * Riccardi I/2 263 (for first printed edition).

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        A Plan of Captain Carvers Travels in the interior Parts of North America.

      J. Walter,, London: 1778 - A seldom-seen map by a British officer, one of the earliest to show "actual results of British exploration of the interior." (Wheat). It was issued with Carver's, "Travels through the Interior Parts of North- America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768", considered one of the earliest and best accounts of the frontier in Minnesota and Wisconsin. "The delineation of the lower St. Peter (Minneosta) River was based on his (Carver's) visit to that region in 1766-67 as the first English- speaking explorer to push beyond the upper Mississipi River valley. The western interior, however, was copied from Bellin's map of 1755, which in turn was derived from the maps of La Verendrye. One innovation introduced by Carver is a dotted line connecting the Mandan River (the Great Bend of the Missouri River) with the imaginary "River of the West," which empties into the Pacific Ocean. This misconception led later American explorers to believe that the Pacific Ocean could be reached by a direct water route." III.i, p. 186-7, Luebke et al, "Mapping the North American Plains", Univ. of Oklahoma, 1987. The map is filled with details and notations such as "Traders go no farther than these falls" and "seldom travel this way except War Parties" and many more. The route of Carver's travels are clearly shown along the Mississippi, Fox, Minnesota and St. Pierre rivers. The map extends from Michigan, here labeled Chipeways and Ottowas Land, to above Lake Superior and west to beyond the Minnesota River. After the French and Indian War the peace settlement gave the British eastern Minnesota, opening the vast territory to their fur traders. Carver spent the winter of 1766-67 with the Sioux on the Minnesota River. He then joined Capt. James Tute's expedition as the mapmaker. Tute's plan was to cross the continent in quest of the Northwest Passage. The plan was not successful but their explorations led Carver to later publish an account of his travels. Carver is credited with traveling farther into the unknown West than any other English explorer before the Revolution. " (Old World Auctions).Image size 13.5x10.5", platemark 1/4" around the printed image plus wide margins on three sides, margin added on right side. Copper engraving, faint outline color. Neat restoration to a gap in the top margin. Old folds. OCLC: 312478177; Rumsey #5915.

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        Des Lettres de cachet et des Prisons d?état. Ouvrage posthume, composé en 1778.

      Hamburg, 1782. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 8vo (cm. 19,5); pelle coeva; semplice cornice in oro ai piatti; dorso con fregi in oro; pp. 366 +2 di errata; secondo frontespizio per la seconda parte; pp. 237, (1). INVIO autografo dell?autore. Le lettres de cachet erano lettere firmate dal Re di Francia, controfirmate da uno dei suoi ministri e chiuse con il sigillo reale, o cachet. Le lettere contenevano ordini diretti del Re, spesso per forzare azioni arbitrarie e giudizi a cui non si poteva fare appello. Le più note lettres de cachet, erano quelle penali, con le quali un soggetto veniva condannato, senza processo e senza l'opportunità di difendersi, all'imprigionamento in un carcere stato o ordinario, al confino in un convento o un ospedale, alla deportazione nelle colonie, o all'espulsione in un'altra parte del reame. I benestanti talvolta compravano queste lettres per sbarazzarsi di individui indesiderati. Il Conte di Mirabeau scrisse un aspro atto d?accusa delle lettres de cachet mentre era imprigionato nelle segrete del castello di Vincennes (per una lettre de cachet ottenuta dal padre). Il trattato venne pubblicato anonimo e con la falsa nota ?posthume? dopo la sua liberazione nel 1782 e costituisce uno dei suoi lavori più abili ed eloquenti, diffuso ampiamente in tutta Europa, suscitando la reazione dei poteri costituiti. Axs

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        seder Haggadah shel Pesach [etc.] di hagode iz vern in Taitch geshtelt

      Alexander bar Yehuda Leib, London 1778 - Yudlov 290 .Yaari 192. 38 leaves. Comes with no illustrations Size of leaves themselves: 188 x 122 mm. Based on the 1774 London Hagada. With commentary and translation into Yiddish, printed in wayber-taytsch type. Stained. Rare. The second Hagadah, with a full Yiddish translation, published in London. Following the publication of the first English translation of the Haggadah in 1770, the publishers realized that the more traditional, older, generation, still needed a Yiddish translation. They first met this need in 1774, and re-published it here, in 1778. Modern leather binding. Two leaves have a tear at the inner margin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Schloß Neu-Eberstein bei Gernsbach.

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, am Oberrand rechts bezeichnet „Schloß Neu Eberstein bei Gernsbach". 15,3:20,3 cm. Verso am Oberrand Reste alter Verklebung. Aus einem Skizzenbuch. Julius Steinkopf erhielt seine erste Ausbildung bei seinem Vater Gottlob Friedrich Steinkopf (1778-1860). Von Ende 1841 bis Juni 1844 hielt er sich in Rom auf. Später war er Zeichenlehrer in Calw. In Stuttgarter Privatbesitz befinden sich Gouachen mit Ansichten von Esslingen und Bad Boll (1834/1835). Die Graphische Sammlung in Stuttgart besitzt Skizzenbücher des Künstlers von 1842, 1843 und 1844 mit Landschaften aus dem Bergland um Olevano, von Orvieto und Assisi sowie Skizzenbuchblätter aus Mittelitalien und Süditalien (vgl. Best. Katalog: Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Graphischen Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart 1976, Inv. GVL 34, 372 und 373).

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Gesetzbuch der Gentoo's;

      Hamburg, Bohn, 1778. - oder Sammlung der Gesetze der Pundits nach einer persianischen Uebersetzung des in der Schanscrit-Sprache geschriebenen Originales. Aus dem Englischen. Mit 8 gefalteten Schrifttafeln, 6 Blatt, 460 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit, 17 x 11 cm, Einband etwas bestossen, innen leicht gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Le Colonie unite dell' America settentr.le

      Venice, Zatta, 1778. Vereinigte Staaten (USA). "Le Colonie unite dell' America settentr.le di nuova projezione a SS.EE. li Signori Riformatori dello Studio di Padova". Orig. copper-engraving, A. Zatta, Venice, 1778. Orig. old colouring. With decorative title cartouche, a wind-rose and 3 inset maps of Bermuda Islands, Jamaica and Florida with the Bahamas. 12 engarvings, 33:44 cm each, not joined.. An impressive twelve-sheet wall map of the eastern part of the USA extending from the north eastern cost to the Mississippi and Louisiana in the West, and from Florida in the South to the Great Lakes in the North. - Each sheet with full margins (4-5 cm).

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        Volkslieder. 2 Bände. 335; 36, 315 S. Marmor. Pappbde d. Z. (berieben) mit 2 vergold. Rückenschildern.

      Leipzig, Weigand, 1778-1779.. . Erste Ausgabe, die Herder zum Initiator der deutschen Volksliedforschung machte. Mit den häufig fehlenden 36 Seiten Einleitung zum 2. Band. Neben den Liedern selbst interessieren die Vorbemerkungen zu den einzelnen Teilen, in denen, ganz aus dem Geist der Aufklärung heraus, die Überzeugung vom Wert der Volkspoesie ausgesprochen ist. "Mit seiner Sammlung ... wirkte Herder nachhaltig auf die Erneuerung der deutschen Lyrik im Zeitalter des Sturm und Drang wie auf die bis in die Romantik reichende Beschäftigung mit dem Volkslied ein" (KNLL). Im 10. Buch von 'Dichtung und Wahrheit' schildert Goethe, wie er von Herder auf die Volkspoesie gestoßen wurde, "deren Überlieferung im Elsaß aufzusuchen er uns antrieb, die ältesten Urkunden als Poesie gaben das Zeugnis, daß die Dichtkunst überhaupt eine Welt- und Völkergabe sei, nicht ein Privaterbteil einiger feiner, gebildeter Männer". Drei von Goethe im Elsaß aufgezeichnete Lieder sind hier beigesteuert. - Gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig, teils stärker. - Goed. IV 1, 728, 62. Schulte-Str. 33, Borst 359 und Günther/V./S. 731 (alle drei ohne die 36 S. Einleitung).

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        Recreations mathematiques et physiques, qui contiennent les Problemes & les Ouestions les plus remarquables, & les plus propres a piquer la curiosite, tant des Mathematiques que de la Physique.Nouvelle edition.

      Jombert, Paris 1778 - (.totalement refondue & considerablement augmentee. Band 1 - 4 ) ( Erscheinungszeitraum offenbar 1778 - 1790 ). ( Bitte beachten: Leider fehlt in der vorliegenden schönen Reihe jeweils immer offenbar das Titelblatt, es ist immer nur der Vortitel *Recreations Mathematiques et Physiques* mit der jeweiligen Bandzählung enthalten. Die Approbation durch den königlichen Zensor Montucla datiert vom 5. August 1775 ). Band 1 mit 1 Blatt ( Titelblatt fehlt wie in den folgenden Bänden auch - falls dort überhaupt vorhanden - ), XVIII ( Preface ), 1 Blatt ( Approbation ), 464 Seiten und 20 gefalteten Kupfertafeln / Band 2 mit 432 Seiten und 34 gefalteten Kupfertafeln ( hierunter eine Doppeltafel ) / Band 3 mit 463 Seiten und 34 gefalteten Kupfertafeln / Band 4 mit 523 Seiten und 8 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und goldgeprägtem roten Rückenschildchen, 8° ( 20 x 13 cm ). Inhalt: mit u.a. Beiträgen über Mechanik, Optik, Akkustik, Musik, Astronomie, Geographie, Gnomonik, Navigation, Architektur, Feuerwerker, Physik, Elektrizität, Chemie. Einbände etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen. Innen jeweils ein neueres Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel vorn, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig. Wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder stockfleckig, die Tafeln meist sauber und von guter Erhaltung. Mit zusammen 90 in Kupfer gestochenen Tafeln durch Monsieur de la Gardette ( so vollständig ( in Band 3 ist die Tafel 14+15 zur Gnomonik eine Doppeltafel. Abgesehen von dem offenbar fehlenden Titelblatt eine schöne, dekorative Reihe mit allen Kupferstichen. Zusammen 4 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 2500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung über die Saamen- und Infusionsthierchen,, und über die Erzeugung; nebst mikroskopischen Beobachtungen des Saamens der Thiere und verschiedener Infusionen.

      Nürnberg, Winterschmidt, 1778 - XII, 63 S., 2 Bll., S. S. 65 - 171. 32 (1 ankolor.) gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 2 gefalt. Tabellen. Erste Ausgabe. - Nissen BBI 1589. Blake S. 177. Waller 11821. Garrison/M. 2465: "Gleichen was probably the first to attempt to stain bacteria; he used carmine and indigo". - "In 1778 Gleichen-Russwurm made his most important contribution to science. In `Abhandlung über die Saamen-und Infusionsthierchen`, he described the technique of phagocytic staining, which he had developed from earlier reports of the use of dyes as coloring agents for plant and animal tissues. In order to study the nutrition of a colony of ciliates, he added water colored with carmine and observed the subsequent staining of the food vacuoles, of which he provided an illustation. This technique did not become generally known until described by a number of 19th century biologists, notably Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Theodor Hartig, and Joseph von Gerlach." (DSB V, 424). - "Wilhelm Friedrich Gleichen genannt von Rußwurm (1717 - 1783) erhielt eine höfische Erziehung und wurde Offizier in ansbachischen Diensten. Er avancierte rasch (1748 Oberstleutnant) und war seit 1750 auch Reise-Oberstallmeister. 1756 quittierte er den Militär- und Hofdienst, nicht zuletzt, weil er das unruhevolle, an Intrigen reiche, oft recht oberflächliche Hofleben leid war. Er zog sich auf das mütterliche Schloß Greifenstein mit Bonnland zurück, verwaltete sein Gut und widmete sich mit Begeisterung mikroskopischen Untersuchungen, wozu er besonders durch M. F. Ledermüller angeregt wurde. Geschick zu experimenteller Arbeit, unter anderem auch beim Bau einfacher Mikroskope, gute Beobachtungsgabe und zeichnerisches Talent waren Gleichen genannt von Rußwurm eigen. Er beschäftigte sich besonders mit den Fortpflanzungsorganen der Pflanzen. Dabei unterliefen ihm auch manche Irrtümer. So meinte er, daß die kleinen Körnchen in den Pollen den Spermatozoen entsprechen. Aber er vermochte doch den Bau und die Entwicklung der Blüten recht gut zu beobachten und abzubilden. Er sah unter anderem die Pollenschläuche von Asclepias zuerst. Er untersuchte auch Spermatozoen, die er für echte Tiere und für Träger der Vererbung hielt, und Infusionstierchen, von denen er mit Buffon meinte, daß sie durch Urzeugung entstünden. Seine vielfältigen Beobachtungen legte er in Wort und Bild in mehreren Werken nieder, die durch ihre trefflichen, gut kolorierten Kupfer bestechen und die Zeugen sind jener Zeit einer ergötzlichen Salonmikroskopie des Rokoko. Weltanschaulich neigte Gleichen genannt von Rußwurm dem Rationalismus und der Aufklärung zu" (NDB VI, 447 f). - Die Kupfer zeigen Mikroskopbilder von Samen, Infusorien, Kristallen etc. - Tafeln Nr. I- XXIII, XXIIIb, XXVI-XXXII und hinter S. 22 sowie Tabellen Nr. XXIV und XXV. - Anfangs mit Wurmgang im weissen Rand. Vorderer Buchinnendeckel mit hs. Namen. Leicht gebräunt bzw. fleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Gr.-8°. HPgmt. der Zeit mit Rückenschild (etw. fleckig und bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kandide oder die beste Welt. Aufs neue verdeutscht. Mit 5. chodowieckischen Kupfern.

      Berlin 1778 bey Christian Friedrich Hinburg. 8vo. (4)+354+(1) pages. With 5 full page engravings by Daniel Chodowiecki + a small engraved portrait of Voltaire on the titleleaf. Bound in a contemporary halfleather binding of calf with richly gilt spine. Binding and sidepaper a bit worn. Owner's gilt mark on the front board (the Danish bibliophile B.W. Luxdorph), bookplate on pastedown, as well as a name (Johan Rohde). Inside with slight browning, and one engraving is loose

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Dictionarium redivivum sive novissime emendatum, auctum, locupletatum et in meliorem formam restitutum...per Fr. Ildephonsum Lopez de Rubiños recognita, illustrata, ac locupletata. Pars Prima, continens Dictionarium latinum cum hispanicis interpretationibus

      Madrid: Matriti, apud Michælem Escribano, sumptibus Regiæ Societatis, 1778. Folio; 3 hs., 851 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        Bucht von Bajae mit dem Kastell rechts, im Vordergrund rastende Fischerfamilie.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Velin. 18,6:26,1 cm. - Verso Reste einer alten Verklebung.. Das vorliegende Blatt erinnert in Ausführung, Motiv- und Farbwahl stark an Arbeiten von Franz Ludwig Catel (1778-1856). Vergleichsliteratur: Vgl. Ausst. Katalog: A. Stolzenburg, Franz Ludwig Catel (1778-1856), Rom, Casa di Goethe, 2007, Nr. 30, Farbabb. S. 163.

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        A General Chart of the Island of New Foundland with the Rocks and Soundings

      Sayer & Bennett 1778 - Intricate map including names of bays, depths and soundings, safe anchorages, and banks. Includes a portion of the coast of Labrador. Engraved by James Cook and Michael Lane. This edition was published by Robert Sayer and John Bennett in 1778. It has minor foxing but is in very good condition. Thomas Jefferys (1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America. Sea Chart. Engraving with original hand outline color. Image size 21.5'' x 22''. Page size 21.75 x 29''.

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        (Anonym). Marionettentheater.

      Wien, Berlin und Weimar, 1778.. Gest. Titel, 195 S. Halbleder der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe.- Das Stück "Hanswurst von Salzburg mit dem hölzernen Gat" ist eine Parodie auf Goethes Götz von Berlichingen.- Eine Lage wegen schlechterer Papierqualität gebräunt, sonst nur leicht stockfleckig, Rücken berieben und an den Kapitalen und Gelenken etwas brüchig. ***Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden***

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        Antike Ruine, im Vordergrund ein Reiter, der Rinder vor sich hertreibt.

      . Dunkelbraune Feder, hellbraun und grau laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, auf Bütten aufgezogen. 13:18,5 cm. Reizvolle, wenn auch etwas ungelenke Arbeit, die wahrscheinlich während des Aufenthaltes in Italien, vornehmlich in Rom, zwischen 1778 und 1784 entstanden ist. Sie unterscheidet sich durch den zarten Federstrich ganz wesentlich von den zahlreichen in kraftvollem Duktus mit der Feder ausgeführten Zeichnungen, die für Franz Kobell so typisch sind.. Nach einer Ausbildung zum Kaufmann in Mainz kehrte Franz Kobell 1762 in seine Geburtsstadt Mannheim zurück, wo er von seinem Bruder Ferdinand (1740-1799) auch künstlerisch unterstützt wurde. 1771-1778 bildete er sich zusätzlich an der Mannheimer Zeichnungsakademie aus. 1778 erhielt er von Kurfürst Karl Theodor von der Pfalz eine Pension, die ihm eine Reise nach Italien ermöglichte, wo er sich hauptsächlich in Rom aufhielt. Hier war er insbesondere dem Maler F. Müller (1749-1825), dem Dichter W. Heise und dem Bildhauer A. Trippel (1744-1793) freundschaftlich verbunden. Die Beschäftigung mit der Malerei N. Poussins (1594-1665) und Cl. Lorrains (1600-1682) hatte großen Einfluß auf sein späteres Werk; er wandte sich ganz und gar der Landschaftskunst zu. Bereits 1780 wurde er zum Hofmaler am 1778 nach München verlegten Mannheimer Hof ernannt. 1784 kehrte er aus Italien nah München zurück. Ab 1793 lebte er in Wohngemeinschaft mit seinem Bruder Ferdinand und seinem Neffen Wilhelm von Kobell (1766-1853) in München. Der zeichnerische Nachlaß des Künstlers wird auf mehr als 10.000 Blatt geschätzt.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes : En sept tomes - (Complete in 7 volumes)

      A Paris : Chez Lacombe . M.DCC.LXXVIII 1778 - Une nouvelle edition, corrigee .Subjects; Colonization - History. Commerce - History. East Indies History. West Indies - History. America - Discovery and exploration. Early works to 1800. Language; French. Physical description; 7 v. : ill., folding maps ; 8°. Provenance; from the library of Robert Mackenzie Beverley with his bookplate. Finely bound all in full, contemporary tree calf. Title and volume label indicators. Some hinges starting with the boards of v. 1 present and detached. Bands and panel edges rubbed and toned as with age. Scans on request. 6 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ROMANS ET CONTES DE M. DE VOLTAIRE.

      Bouillon, aux depens de la Societe Typographique, 1778.3 volumes, complete set, French text, FIRST EDITION 1778, 8vo, 205 x 120 mm, 8 x 4½ inches, portrait frontispiece in Volume I by La Tour (portraitist to Louis XV), engraved by Cathelin, vignette on title pages, 56 of 57 engraved plates by Martini, Marillier, Monnet et Moreau, LACKING PLATE XVI IN VOLUME I, a duplicate plate XL inserted in its place, 13 vignette headpieces by Monnet, floral and pictorial tailpieces, pages: vi, 304; viii, 320; (vi), 236, 102, bound in marbled boards with vellum tips, with a modern calf reback richly gilt in gilt ruled compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Endpapers lightly browned, Volume I: frontispiece slightly foxed with faint offsetting onto title page, slight marks to blank verso of title and to first page of Contents table, no loss, very occasional tiny pale mark within, otherwise very clean; Volumes II & III: occasional faint offset from plates onto facing text, very occasional pale fox spot. A very good clean sturdy set (lacking 1 plate as noted). Brunet, Manuel du Libraire, VIII, page 930. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Landschaft mit einem Blick auf Castel Gandolfo am Albaner See.

      . Aquarell und Gouache, über Spuren von Bleistift, auf Velin, verso auf dem alten Untersatz Reste der Signatur "Julius Steink(opf)" sowie bezeichnet "Castel Gandolfo". 21,8:31,5 cm. Verso Reste einer alten Verklebung sowie von fremder Hand bezeichnet "Castel Gandolfo" und ein unvollständiger Name "Julius Stein(kopf)". Provenienz: Sammlung Carl Meurer, Straßburg, nicht bei Lugt.. Schüler seines Vaters G. F. Steinkopf (1778-1860). Steinkopf hielt sich von Ende 1841 bis Juni 1844 in Rom auf. Später war er Zeichenlehrer in Calw. In Stuttgarter Privatbesitz befinden sich Gouachen mit Ansichten von Esslingen und Bad Boll (1834/35). Die Graphische Sammlung in Stuttgart besitzt Skizzenbücher von 1842/43 und 1844 mit Landschaften aus dem Bergland um Olevano, von Orvieto und Assisi sowie Skizzenbuchblätter aus Mittelitalien und Süditalien (vgl. Best. Katalog: Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Graphischen Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Stuttgart 1976, Inv. GVL 34, 372 und 373).

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        Dichterin (1785-1859), vor ihrer Heirat mit Achim von Arnim (1811) geb. Brentano: Eigenh. Brief ohne U. O. O. u. D. [Februar 1809].

      . Quer-Kl.-4°. 1 S. Mit Siegelrest und Adresse Maxplatz No 10, München.. "Lieber Tieck, sogleich wird mich Clemens [ihr Bruder Clemens Brentano (1778-1842)] ablösen, um Ihnen den Zweck dieses Briefes deutlich zu machen. Wann kommen Sie hier her, wahrscheinlich wenn ich weg gehe, dann können Sie in meinem Zimmer wohnen, ich werde eine Kaze (sic!) anschaffen zu Ihrer Gesellschaft. Der Überbringer dieses Briefes, ist ein unschuldig in Sie verliebter, wie ich höre. Freund ich bitte, sind Sie kriegerischer Natur [di]eß einzige mögt ich nur wissen, wegen gewißen Ursachen, ob Sie nehmlich im Stande sind ein Gewehr ohne Zittern abzuschießen. oder gehen Sie lieber mit Bogen und Pfeil um, weil es nicht knallt, es ist mir sehr [im Original unterstrichen] wichtig dieß zu wißen." - // - 1808 wurde Schelling Generalsekretär der neu gegründeten Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München. Friedrich Carl von Savigny, ein Studienfreund von Clemens Brentano, war seit seiner Hochzeit (1804) mit dessen älteren Schwester Kunigunde Brentano auch mit Bettine verschwägert. 1808 wurde er auf eine ordentliche Professur für römisches Zivilrecht an die Universität Landshut berufen. Und so wurde München 1808/09 ein Treffpunkt der Romantiker. Im Oktober 1808 war der befreundete Dichter Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853), dem Bettine sehr zugetan war, nach München gekommen und an Gicht erkrankt. Bettine, die im Haus des französischen Emigranten Moy de Sons wohnte, pflegte ihn. Clemens, kurzzeitig in München, leistete dem kranken Dichter Gesellschaft und las ihm vor. - Caroline Schelling schreibt am 1. März 1809 an Pauline Gotter: "Hier kam sie [Bettine] mit ihrem Schwager Savigny her, welcher in Landshut angestellt ist, blieb aber ohne ihn, um singen zu lernen und Tieck zu pflegen, der seit Weihnachten an der Gicht kläglich danieder liegt und viel zartes Mitleid erregt." - Kleiner, ausgebesserter Randschaden vom Entsiegeln. Die Unterschrift ist abgeschnitten, sonst gut. - Wie bei allen Autographen wird die Echtheit von mir schriftlich garantiert. - Bis 15. März stelle ich auf der LEIPZIGER ANTIQUARIATSMESSE aus. - Deshalb kann ich Ihre Betellung erst ab 16. März bearbeiten. - Ich DANKE für Ihre Geduld.

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        Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield:

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly, , 1778. Consisting of Letters to His Friends, Never Before Printed, and Various Other Articles. To Which are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life, tending to Illustrate the Civil, Literary, and Political, History of His Time. By M. Maty, M.D. Late Principal Librarian of the British Museum, and Secretary to the Royal Society. 2 volumes, quarto (298 × 231 mm). Contemporary tree calf, decorative gilt spines, twin red labels, gilt roll-tool border on sides, marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Chesterfield, 6 other portraits, plate of the widowed Countess of Chesterfield with her husband's funerary urn by Bartolozzi after Cipriani. Hinges split at foot but firm, worm trail in blank margin at foot of first few gatherings in volume I. First edition. Chesterfield's famous Letters to his son Philip were published in 1774 by James Dodsley. The Dilly brothers were quick to capitalise on their success by bringing out these Miscellaneous Works, that includes a lengthy biography by the physician and librarian Matthew Maty (1718-1776). An elegant set.

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        Executorial por patente. Inserta sentencia de la Real Corte de este Reyno, obtenida por Juan Bauptista Zurutuza, y Graciosa Yeravide su muger, e hijos, y demás aderidos. Contra el señor fiscal, y el lugar de Arriba, reputado por contumaz. Sobre denunciación de escudo de Armas [EJECUTORIA IMPRESA]

      Pamplona, Oficina de Josef Miguel de Ezquerro, s.a. [1778] - Folio, pergamino con manchas, resto de cierres de cuerda. Anteportada, portada orlada; escudo de armas dibujado y coloreado sobre pergamino, con seda protectora; 94+[1] p. Leves huellas de humedad. ALGO FATIGADO, PERO COMPLETO Y EN BUEN ESTADO. Portada y texto orlado. Rúbrica manuscrita del escribano Juan de Laurendi

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        Storia dell'America Settentrionale del Signor Ab. Raynal Continuata fino all'Anno presente, Nella quale si descrive la Guerra Civile

      Venice: Dalle Stampe di Antonio Zatta, 1778. FIRST EDITION IN ITALIAN. FINE COPY. 2 vols., 8vo: lii, 288; iv, 294 pp. Bound in original Italian decorated paper boards, original printed paper label on spine. Preserved in a brown cloth protective case ONE OF THE EARLY SOURCES OF AMERICAN HISTORY INDEPENDANCE WAR AND BIRTH THE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. EXTREMELY SCARCE ITALIAN EDITION PRESERVED IN ORIGINAL, UNSOPHISTICATED CONDITION. This well-known work was published only four years after the Boston Tea Party and offers a strictly contemporary account of the American Revolution, here given by an erudite, impartial observer. Contents: VOLUME ONE contains 14 chapters: 1. History of Canada; 2. History of Hudson Bay; 3. History of Terranova Island; 4. History of New Scotland; 5. History of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut forming New England; 6. History of New York; 7. History of New Jersey; 8. History of Pennsylvania; 9. History of Virginia; 10.History of Maryland; 11.History of Carolina; 12.History of Georgia; 13.History of Florida; 14. History of Louisiana. VOLUME TWO contains 10 chapters on American Independence and the Civil War: 1. Population of Anglo-American Provinces; 2. Advantages of living in North America colonies; 3. Governments established in British Colonies of North America; 4. Coins of North America; 5. Industry and Commerce Restrictions for British colonies of North America; 6. Questions about the right of England to establish certain impositions on the colonies of North America; 7. English Taxation of the Colonists; 8. British-imposed restrictions; 9. Colonies to break ties with England; 10. Cooperation of European Nations toward the Independence of the Colonies. -- Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796), was a leading Enlightenment philosopher and writer, that was educated at the Jesuit school and received priest's orders, but he was dismissed for unexplained reasons. Raynal wrote an history of British Parliament (L'Histoire du parlement d'Angleterre, London, 1748) but he is renowned for his major work about European commerces in New World (L'Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes, Amsterdam, 1770). This account of his observations of plantation societies in the Americas portrayed the horrors of colonial slavery and predicted the end of European colonialism in the Americas. Raynal was also a gifted polemicist and supporter of the American Revolution. In his 1782 pamphlet, Revolution d'Amerique, written before the war concluded and published simultaneously in France and America, Raynal justified American independence and France's participation in the war. He advised the newborn United States to avoid the pitfalls that had plagued "old" Europe since the 16th century -- greed, empire-building, and religious intolerance. Raynal dreamed a peaceful revolution also in France: but he realized the impossibility of this, and, in terror of the proceedings for which the writings of himself and his friends had prepared the way, he sent to the Constituent Assembly an address, which was read on 1791, deprecating the violence of its reforms. During the Terror, Raynal lived in retirement at Passy and at Montlhery. On the establishment of the Directory in 1795 he became a member of the newly organized Institute of France, one year before his death. The American War of Independence was an international matter from its very beginning. The conflict involved participants from the British Isles, France, Germany, Africa, and the Caribbean -- not to mention the diverse populations of the 13 colonies and the many Native American tribes. This linguistic, cultural, and political diversity was also reflected in contemporary writings about the conflict. The earliest histories of the American Revolution, written between 1783 and 1815, self-consciously crafted narratives that celebrated republican institutions and the pursuit of liberty and freedom. These works aimed to create a unified, "national" history. They did not reflect the forebodings of earlier observers, such as Raynal, who saw the many real and potential conflicts that existed among the colonists, for example, the struggles between "patriots" and "loyalists." By the last decades of the 19th century, George Bancroft's History of the United States had all but erased from the story both the British loyalists and, more importantly, the initial purpose of the North American colonies as political and economic extensions of Great Britain. In France, meanwhile, the history of the American Revolution became linked to that of the French Revolution by way of the marquis de La Fayette, who played important roles in both events. With the rise of diplomatic history and a second wave of European colonization at the end of the 19th century, the earlier Franco-British imperial rivalry assumed greater prominence in the work of many European historians of the American Revolution, just as it did in the work of Francis Parkman and other historians in the United States. -- A folio edition of the work (with illustrations) was printed by Zatta in the same year (1778). Two years later (in 1780) a third octavo volume appeared, entitled "Storia dell'America Settentrionale in continuazione di quella del sig. ab. Raynal fino alla primavera del 1799." PROVENANCE: early inscription inside front covers of both volumes: "Per me Ippolito Calini" (presumably Conte Ippolito Calini, of Mairano). A BEAUTIFUL COPY of one of the early sources of the history of United States of America. Sabin 68109.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes : En sept tomes - (Complete in 7 volumes)

      A Paris : Chez Lacombe . M.DCC.LXXVIII 1778 - Une nouvelle edition, corrigee .Subjects; Colonization - History. Commerce - History. East Indies History. West Indies - History. America - Discovery and exploration. Early works to 1800. Language; French. Physical description; 7 v. : ill., folding maps ; 8°. Provenance; from the library of Robert Mackenzie Beverley with his bookplate. Finely bound all in full, contemporary tree calf. Title and volume label indicators. Some hinges starting with the boards of v. 1 present and detached. Bands and panel edges rubbed and toned as with age. Scans on request. 6 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Plays of William Shakspeare [sic]. In Ten Volumes

      London: C. Bathurst, W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington [and 30 others, all London]., 1778. With the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators; to which are added Notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. 10 volumes, octavo (219 × 131 mm). Contemporary calf skilfully rebacked to style, two-line gilt border on sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare after the Droeshout version, engraved portrait after that which appeared in the Poems (1640), plate of facsimile signatures, folding plate of Morris dancers (in volume V). Some scattered foxing. A very attractive set of Johnson and Steevens's edition, first published in 1773. "The production was similar to 1773 , the publishing syndicate not quite the same but almost as numerous; preliminary essays, lists and so forth had grown substantially, to 346 pages; an 'Extract of Entries on the Books of the Stationers' Company' was followed by Malone's long 'Attempt to Ascertain the Order in which the Plays attributed to Shakespeare were written'" (Franklin). Jaggard calls for the presence of a version of the Chandos portrait but this is not substantiated by Franklin. This set carries the engraved book label of Lord Henry Fitzroy (dated 1811) in each volume (possibly Henry Fitzroy, earl of Euston, 1790-1863, politician); with marginalia, perhaps in his hand, and blank leaves inserted between the individual plays.

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        Die Hausmutter in allen ihren Geschäfften (5 Bände).

      Leipzig, Junius, 1. Ausgabe 1778/81.. Mit 2 gefalteten Tabellen, Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 19 x 12 cm,. Die dekorativen Einbände nur leicht berieben, Band 1 unten am Rücken mit kleiner ersetzter Fehlstelle, kleiner Stempel auf den Vorsätzen und den Titelblättern, innen gleichmäßig etwas gebräunt. (Haushofer in der NDB) : "Germershausen, Pastor in Schlalach, ist der letzte Repräsentant der eigentlichen Hausväterliteratur in Deutschland, sie ist mit ihm "am besten abzuschließen" (von Frauendorfer). Als sein Hauptwerk ist aber nicht der "Hausvater" anzusehen, sondern die 1777-81 erschienene "Hausmutter". Dieses Werk nimmt in der ganzen landwirtschaftlichen Literatur vor und nach Germershausen "eine gewisse mutterrechtliche Mittelstellung ein" (Schmidlin). Germershausen hat die bisher einen Teil der Hausväter-Literatur bildende ländliche Hauswirtschaft damit zum ersten Male systematisch verselbständigt. Das Werk steht im Dienst der Autarkie des Gutshaushalts (Kochen, Schlachten, Backen, Seifensieden, Lichterziehen, Spinnen, Weben, Hausbrauen und so weiter), umfaßt aber auch eine Lehre der Kindererziehung, der Führung des Gesindes und so weiter. Germershausen wirkt noch bei den Kameralisten nach, während die folgende Schule der "Rationellen Landwirtschaft" Thaers die Hauswirtschaft gänzlich aus ihrem Lehrgebäude ausschaltet; die Landfrau kommt bei Thaer und seinen Schülern nicht mehr vor. Trotz dieser, auf ein Menschenalter beschränkten unmittelbaren Nachwirkung kann Germershausen als Vorläufer der wissenschaftlich betriebenen ländlichen Hauswirtschaft und der home economics des 20. Jahrhunderts gelten".

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        L' Histoire de l' Amérique, Par M. ---, Principal de l' Université d' Edimbourg, & ---. Traduite de l' anglois.

      Paris, Panckoucke. 1778 - Deux vol. in- 4 ; I. 1 f. bl.- (4)- XX- 540 pp.- 1 f. bl., 4 cartes dépliantes et 1 pl. dépl. ; II. 1 f. bl.- (4)- 553- (3) pp.- 1 f. bl. ; veau havane jaspé, triple filet or autour des plats, dos à nerfs ornés, double filet or sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, roulette intérieure or, belle rel. d' ép. Ed. originale de cette traduction, par Suard et Morellet. En effet, une 1ère version avait paru en 1777. Ceci dit, l' éd. Panckoucke de 1778, en 2 vol. in- 4, est certainement la plus belle édition française de cet extraordinaire best- seller. Pas de défauts internes, mais les plats et le dos du tome II sont en partie épidermés. Néanmoins fort bel ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveaux Voyages dans L'Amerique Septentrionale, contenant une collection de lettres écrites sur les lieux, par l'auteur, à son ami, M. Douin? ci-devant son camarade dans le Nouveau Monde

      Amsterdam et à Paris: Chez la Veuve Duchesne, 1778. Nouvelle edition. Frontispiece, 3 plates (1 folding). xvi, 392 pp. Half title present. 1 vols. 8vo. Later half burgundy leather over marbled boards, t.e.g., others uncut. Some light foxing, otherwise near fine. Handsome copy. Account of the author's third visit to Louisiana, then a Spanish colony, in 1771-1772. According to Sabin, the 1778 edition differs from the 1777 only in the title page. His first book, published in 1768, landed him in prison and explains the fictitious Amsterdam imprint in this work. This title is the least common of Bossu's writings on Louisiana.

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        Nouveaux Voyages dans L'Amerique Septentrionale, contenant une collection de lettres écrites sur les lieux, par l'auteur, à son ami, M Douin? ci-devant son camarade dans le Nouveau Monde

      Amsterdam et à Paris: Chez la Veuve Duchesne, 1778. Nouvelle edition. Frontispiece, 3 plates (1 folding). xvi, 392 pp. Half title present. 1 vols. 8vo. Later half burgundy leather over marbled boards, t.e.g., others uncut. Some light foxing, otherwise near fine. Handsome copy. Account of the author's third visit to Louisiana, then a Spanish colony, in 1771-1772. According to Sabin, the 1778 edition differs from the 1777 only in the title page. His first book, published in 1768, landed him in prison and explains the fictitious Amsterdam imprint in this work. This title is the least common of Bossu's writings on Louisiana.

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        Nouvelle Description du Cap de Bonne-Esperance

      1778. BRINK, Carol Fredrik. Nouvelle Description du Cap de Bonne-Esperance. Two parts in one volume. [8], 130, [2], 100 pp. With 16 folding plates, of which 15 depict African game and 1 of an African tree. 8vo., 205 x 123 mm, bound in contemporary Dutch mottled calf, spine gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Amsterdam: J.H. Schneider, 1778. |~||~||~||~||~||~| |~| First Edition in French. The original Dutch edition was published by the same printer in the same year. A fascinating account of the Cape of Good Hope which features an historical journal of an expedition into the interior of Africa undertaken by 85 men who were "diligent observers, and one of them had the advantage of being conversant with the Hottentot language. This document is therefore not only highly interesting, but of great permanent worth" (Theal). The work is illustrated with 16 fine engraved plates of African game; moreover, it contains insightful notes compiled by J.S.N. Allamand (a Leiden professor), M. Klockner (an Amsterdam physician) and other members of the expedition. The journal is based on the diary kept by Carol Fredrik Brink (or Brinck), who served as a land-surveyor on the expedition. There is much information on the African tribes, fauna and flora, and minerals that the caravan encountered during their tour to Namaqualand, which lasted from 16 July 1761 until 27 August 1762. Corners bumped, headcap worn, but a very good copy in unsophisticated condition. Theal, History of South Africa, 1691-1795 (erroneously calling for 13 plates).

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        Etat des gouvernemens tant généraux que particuliers et des Etats Majors du Royaume déterminés par le Roi Louis XVI suivant l'Ordonnance de sa Majesté du 18 mars 1776

      1778. Manuscript book. Pages ruled in green and brown borders. [5], 101, [3] ff. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary dark brown morocco gilt, arms of Louis XVI on upper and lower covers within gilt ruled borders with fleurs-de-lys at corners, spine gilt with fleurs-de-lys, morocco label, a.e.g. Short start in foot of upper joint, else fine. Bookplates of Mortimer L. Schiff, Henry du Rosnel, and three others. State of the French Government: Louis XVI attempts Reform, 1776-8 In a law dated 18 March 1776, Louis XVI attempted to rationalize the organization of provincial governments, and the present manuscript is the resulting report on the actual ranks and classes of the various provincial government officials. The principal governors are listed by name, with emoluments, and the ranks and numbers of subordinate officials are also noted. The principality of Monaco, a French protectorate, gives genealogical information in addition to the names and fiscal details. The government of Corsica is described as the last of the second class provinces (ff. 99-101). The manuscript includes a table of contents for the provinces and concludes with six pages of financial summaries.This volume is of particular interest as it documents the French military and civil hierarchy on the eve of French involvement in the American Revolution. Notable figures with connections to the French participation include the Maréchal le Duc de Broglie, governor of Metz, who refused Lafayette's request to join. The Duc de Broglie was also patron of the Baron de Kalb. The Duc de Noailles, governor of the royal house at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, was the grandfather of Lafayette's wife. The comte de Rochambeau, not named here, was appointed in 1776 as governor of Villefranche; his rank is given as Major-Commandant, 2,600 livres.Rare and beautiful and dense with information on French administrative practice under the ancien régime.

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        A Radical and Expeditious Cure for a Recent Catarrhous Cough. : Preceded By Some Observatious on Respiration ; with Occasional and Practical Remarks on Some Other Diseases of the Lungs

      London : Printed by E. Allen, Fleet-Street, 1778-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Fine binding. Octavo. [9], vi-xvi, 146,iv, 147-252, [2] p., pl. Bound in full leather. 5 raised bands. Red leather spine label. Gilt ruled. Good binding and cover. From the library of Richard Prime, MP (1784 â€?" 1866). Clean, unmarked pages. Folding plate without tears. Contains drawing of the Mudge's remedial inhaler. An important work in the history of medicine. "In 1778 he published ‘A Radical and Expeditious Cure for recent Catarrhous Cough,’ with a drawing of a remedial inhaler, which obtained wide acceptance." DNB. The drawing is present here in a fold out plate. Blake, p.314. BMC. Surgeon General. NLM.

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        Schloß Neu-Eberstein bei Gernsbach.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, am Oberrand rechts bezeichnet "Schloß Neu Eberstein bei Gernsbach". 15,3:20,3 cm. Verso am Oberrand Reste alter Verklebung. Aus einem Skizzenbuch.. Julius Steinkopf erhielt seine erste Ausbildung bei seinem Vater Gottlob Friedrich Steinkopf (1778-1860). Von Ende 1841 bis Juni 1844 hielt er sich in Rom auf. Später war er Zeichenlehrer in Calw. In Stuttgarter Privatbesitz befinden sich Gouachen mit Ansichten von Esslingen und Bad Boll (1834/1835). Die Graphische Sammlung in Stuttgart besitzt Skizzenbücher des Künstlers von 1842, 1843 und 1844 mit Landschaften aus dem Bergland um Olevano, von Orvieto und Assisi sowie Skizzenbuchblätter aus Mittelitalien und Süditalien (vgl. Best. Katalog: Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Graphischen Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart 1976, Inv. GVL 34, 372 und 373).

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        Philipp Thicknesses Reisen durch Frankreich, und einen Theil von Catalonien. Aus dem Englischen.

      Leißzig, bey Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius 1778. VI, 297 S., 1 Titelvignette, 4 Kupfertafeln, 4 Bll gestochene Notenblätter am Schluss, 1 Bll. Errata Gr.8° blinder Pappeinband der Zeit 1. deutsche Auflage, - Einband berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Papier leicht bis mäßig stock-braunfleckig, innen sonst nur schwache Gebrauchsspuren; Insgesamt noch sauber und (innen) gut erhalten..

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        Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield: Consisting of Letters to His Friends, Never Before Printed, and Various Other Articles. To Which are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life, tending to Illustrate the Civil, Literary, and Political, History of His Time. By M. Maty, M.D. Late Principal Librarian of the British Museum, and Secretary to the Royal Society.

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1778 - 2 volumes, quarto (298 × 231 mm). Contemporary tree calf, decorative gilt spines, twin red labels, gilt roll-tool border on sides, marbled endpapers. Hinges split at foot but firm, worm trail in blank margin at foot of first few gatherings in volume I. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Chesterfield, 6 other portraits, plate of the widowed Countess of Chesterfield with her husband's funerary urn by Bartolozzi after Cipriani. First edition. Chesterfield's famous Letters to his son Philip were published in 1774 by James Dodsley. The Dilly brothers were quick to capitalise on their success by bringing out these Miscellaneous Works, that includes a lengthy biography by the physician and librarian Matthew Maty (1718-1776). An elegant set.

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        Compendio de la Geometría elemental, especulativa y práctica. Forma de levantar y lavar los planos y modo de hacer las tintas para su manejo. Que dispuso Don.Colegial que fué de este Real Seminario de San Telmo, para el uso de los Caballeros Guardias Marinas.

      Nicolas Vazquez, Sevilla 1778 - 7 hojas, 198 páginas. 1 hoja de erratas. 4 hojas de Indice. 6 láminas plegadas Segunda edición. La obra se dedicó a la enseñanza de los Guardias Marines de Cádiz. Ejemplar en perfecto estado. Palau nº 87811

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        A woman?s remarkable Revolutionary War-dated caretaker?s journal including the hiring out of slaves to such notables as a wounded Benedict Arnold, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Gouverneur and/or Robert Morris

      From a clearly penned journal kept by Miss Faney Clifton, 14 loose pages, 4.25? x 6.5?, some front and verso. On laid paper. [Philadelphia], 1778-1781. Fine condition.On June 19, 1778, the day after the British withdrew from Philadelphia for New York, General George Washington, wrote a letter to General Benedict Arnold beginning, ?You are immediately to proceed to Philadelphia and take the command of the troops there...? On July 8, 1778, from Philadelphia, Gen. Arnold wrote to Gen. Washington, in part, ?My extreme illness has prevented my writing as often as I wished; at present I am entirely free from the disorder in my stomach; my wound is in a promising way and pretty free from pain...? He was still recovering from the severe leg wound suffered at Saratoga nine months earlier. Arnold was not well enough to return to the field, so Gen. Washington put him in command of Philadelphia.Entry for July 13, 1778: ?Hired Jenny to General Arnold at £4-15 pr month hard money.? Arnold was living in one of the largest houses in Philadelphia. Built in 1767, it had been the home of Richard Penn, the Lieutenant-Governor of the colony, and a grandson of Pennsylvania?s founder, William Penn. From ushistory.org ?Arnold lived in the house for about a year beginning in June 1778. He married Philadelphia belle Peggy Shippen the following April, and the two lived here for a few months. It has been established that Shippen was involved in Arnold?s treason, and may have encouraged him to betray his country. Arnold hired Joseph Stansbury to redecorate the dining room of the house. According to Stansbury?s testimony after the Revolutionary War, he was the courier who carried the messages between Arnold in Philadelphia and Major Andre in New York City.?Jenny, identified by first name, was most probably a slave. Slaves and indentured servants , who would usually be listed with their full names, were frequently hired out during wartime to help in homes temporarily occupied by the military, politicians, or businessmen staying in Philadelphia.A receipt is present, Autograph Document Signed ?Daedesqui,? on verso of a page of entries. In full ?Received of Miss Faney Clifton Two Half Joes to Purchase one Barril of muscarde Suggar and a Barril of Coffee which Suggar & Coffee I will send to Miss Faney Clifton by the first opportunity when I shall be arrived in the west indias. Philadelphia March the 30th 1780.? A Half Joe was a Portuguese coin worth about £3.One page, possibly the first, begins ?Begun houskeeping [sic] December the 10 at which time I had in the house £97-15.10 in hard Money ?" About 1 hundred and forty dollars Continental. December changed a half Joe...? Other entries include:?July 7 [1778] Bot 3 Pounds of Bohea Tea 19.6 ?" 3 Pounds of Green Tea 5,5. [July] 10. 1 Barrell of flour.??Recd January 9 1779 of Emanuel Eyres One hundred and Twenty five Pounds for a half years rent due the first of January.? Eyres was a shipbuilder.?1779 ... Febry 15 Recd of Mr Lee 102-26 for two Months rent. March 29 recd of Mr Biddle for Muslin 7.11.10½.? ?1780 Feb 1 hired Jenny to Don Marelles [sic] at 4 Pound pr Month - March 3 Recd of Don Mirelles [sic] one Months Wages for Jenny due the first of March . 4.00? Juan de Miralles was an agent of Spain sent to the United States during the American Revolution to observe the Continental Congress. He became a partner in the trading firm of Robert Morris and Thomas Willing and became a personal friend of Gen. Washington. He was in Philadelphia from August 1777 until his death in May 1780.?July 19. Sam Return?d from Genl Thomson [July] 21 hired Sam to Mr. Hasenclever at 8 pound pr Month Cloaths shoes and stockings.??April 10 hired Jenny to Mr Morris at the rate of 3 Pound hard money to be paid in Continental Money.? Possibly Gouverneur Morris. A signer of the Articles of Confederation in 1778 and a Member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779, he moved from New York to Philadelphia in 1779. Possibly Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Member of the Continental Congress 1775-1778. ?May 13 Recd of Mr Morris one Months wages for Jenny due the 12. £3.00. June 16 recd one months wages of Mr Morris for Jenny Due the 12.??April ... 15 Recd of Mr. F. Lee one hundred and twenty Pounds for the rooms &c? Undoubtedly, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Member of the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, 1775-1779, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.?Dec ... 15 Let the rooms furnished and use of the servants to Mr & Mrs Lee & Mr Smith at the rate of Seven hundred and forty pounds pr year.? Both Francis Lightfoot Lee and his wife Rebecca lived in Philadelphia while he served in Congress.

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