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        Elevation and Plans of the Gateway and Porter's Lodge of Ashburnham House in Dover Street

      London 1778 - An elegant engraving of the gateway and porters lodge at Ashburnham House on Dover Street in London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Copper engraving. Engraved by Robert Blyth. In excellent condition.

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        Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der englischen Karten. Nebst einer Special-Karte der mittlern Brittischen Colonien. Wolfenbüttel, Bindeseil 1778. Kl. 8°. 29 (recte 20)S., 571 S. mit 1 grenzkol. (mehrf. gef.) Kupferkarte, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. reicher Rvg.

      . . Sabin 39937.- Erste Ausgabe.- Mit einer "Special Karte von den mittlern Brittischen Colonien in Nord Amerika"(38 x 29 cm) gestochen v. Pingeling in Hamburg.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, leicht gebräunt, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben, sonst schönes Exemplar.

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        Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der Englischen Karten

      Wolfenbuttel 1778 - Contemporary paper-covered boards (front joint partially split) With an interesting map of revolutionary America This work gives a thorough description of New England during the Revolutionary War, describing the geographical, political and economic makeup of the colonies, as well as the European inhabitants. It also includes an index and a detailed map by Pingeling entitled "Special-Karte von den mittleren Brittischen Colonien in Nord-America," a rare German depiction of Revolutionary War-era New England and the mid-Atlantic, as far south as Maryland. Howes l-243; Clark I:270; McCorkle 778.14; Sabin 39937. (6 3/4 x 4 inches). 20,571,[1]pp. Engraved folding map, hand-coloured in outline. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Joannis Brunnemanni Jurisconsulti Commentarius in Codicem Justinianeum.Opus theoretico-practicum.continua allegatio editio prima neapolitana

      Antonii Cervonii 1778 - 1779, Neapoli - in 4° - pp.XX + 2012 numerazione continuativa - Pergamena - 4 volumi - Testatine e capilettera. - Testo in latino su due colonne - Primo front. in rosso e nero - Mancanza al dorso del secondo volume, fioriture sparse, piccola mancanza a pag. 130 senza perdita di testo. In generale i margini superiori della pergamna sono lievemente rovinati - Libro usato

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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

      n.p., 1778 - 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 (LOUIS XVI) 8vo. Manuscript book. Pages ruled in green and brown borders. [5], 101, [3] ff. 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to California, to observe the Transit of Venus. with an Historical Description of the Author's Route through Mexico, and the Natural History of that Province. Also, a Voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to make Experiments ' Le Roy's Time Keepers.

      Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, London 1778 - 8vo. [8],315 [i.e.215],[1]p.,frontispiece plan City of Mexico [margins worn] with half-title. page 215 is misnumbered 315. Contemporary calf,[reback] raised bands matching style. Complete copy internally very good but with margin water stain to the early and last pages, frontispiece plan has also worn margins. Mexico City. First edition in English of 'account of a race against time to reach Lower California before the transit of Venus occurred', with an account of a Natural History of the Province of Mexico. Voyage to Newfoundland , description of the town of Sallee, Morocco .Sabin 12004. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'histoire de l'Amérique

      - A Paris, chez Panckoucke, 1778. 2 volumes In/4 reliure du temps plein veau tacheté, dos à nerfs à caissons décorés et pièces de titres bordeaux, tranches rouges, 5 cartes rempliées, 1 planche rempliée, vol 1 : 2 f, XX f., 539 p. - vol. 2 : 553 p., 1 f. Coiffes supérieures abîmées avec petits manque et mors supérieur du vol. 2 partiellement ouvert.La découverte de l'Amérique et la conquête du Mexique et du Pérou. Biblio Sabin 71991. L'auteur fut Principal de l'université d'Edimbourg et historiographe de la Sa Majesté Britanique pour l'Ecosse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Descriptive Account of the Islands Lately Discovered in the South-Seas

      R. Baldwin, London 1778 - Original blue boards with drab paper spine, contemporary manuscript titling on spine. Later slipcase. Provenance: Demetrius James (inscription dated 1778); Wrotham Society (early inscription on upper cover) An important early compilation of South Seas voyages: in original boards. "John Trusler is described in the DNB as an eccentric divine, a literary compiler, and a medical empiric. Throughout his diverse career Trusler published many works, on subjects ranging from philosophy to farming, but he was most renowned for his Hogarth Moralized and for his various condensations of famous sermons in cursive-facsimile type for use by the clergy. The present volume is an abridgment and compilation from several sources, as are many of Trusler's works. In this particular case, although Trusler extracts from many famous accounts, his primary source is Cook. The work contains descriptions and history of Tahiti and the Society Islands, the Friendly Islands, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Australia, the Solomon Islands, New Holland, and Kamchatka. It offers lively and entertaining discussions of the customs of the inhabitants of these various Pacific islands" (Hill). A very few copies were issued with a folding map which is not present in this copy, nor was it present in the Hill copy. Hill1719. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). [4],vii,303,[9]pp. Half-title, publisher's ad on verso of final leaf. Uncut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE ISLANDS LATELY DISCOVERED IN THE SOUTH- SEAS.

      London: R. Baldwin, 1778. - [4],vii,303,[9]pp. Octavo. Original blue boards with drab paper spine, contemporary manuscript titling on spine and front board. Light wear and soiling to binding. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Very minor foxing, primarily to outer leaves. Very good and in unsophisticated original condition. In a cardboard slipcase. An important early compilation of South Seas voyages. "John Trusler is described in the DNB as an eccentric divine, a literary compiler, and a medical empiric. Throughout his diverse career Trusler published many works, on subjects ranging from philosophy to farming, but he was most renowned for his HOGARTH MORALIZED and for his various condensations of famous sermons in cursive-facsimile type for use by the clergy. The present volume is an abridgment and compilation from several sources, as are many of Trusler's works. In this particular case, although Trusler extracts from many famous accounts, his primary source is Cook. The work contains descriptions and history of Tahiti and the Society Islands, the Friendly Islands, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Australia, the Solomon Islands, New Holland, and Kamchatka. It offers lively and entertaining discussions of the customs of the inhabitants of these various Pacific islands" - Hill. A very few copies were issued with a folding map which is not present in this copy, nor was it present in the Hill copy. HILL 1719.

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        Tardes americanas: Gobierno Gentil y Catolico: breve y particular noticia de toda la historia indiana

      Mexico: D Felipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros. 1778. First. First edition: "En la nueva Imprenta matritense." Quarto: [72], 540 pp., engraved arms, woodcut calendar, and one etched plate (N. 1: Tultecas; Chichimecas). Lacking two additional etched plates, else complete. Near contemporary full morocco, gilt tooling, marbled endpapers. Small ink notation at the foot of the title. Binding is worn, front board and first gathering neatly detached, else a good sound copy. This history of the "Gran Nacion Tulteca," in the form of a dialogue between a Spaniard and an Indian, is an important contemporary resource. Scarce in the trade. .

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        The Devil upon Two Sticks. Translated from the Diable Boiteaux of M. Le Sage, to which are prefixed, Asmodeus's Crutches, a Critical Letter upon the Work; and Dialogues between two Chimneys of Madrid. Ornamented with Cuts.

      London: Printed by John Rivington, jun. For W. Strahan, T. Lowndes, T. Becket, and E. Johnston. MDCCLXXVIII [1778]. - Size of the binding: 4 1/8 inches x 6 7/8 in., frontispiece engraiving: "Devil upon Two Sticks"; printed title-page; contents; Asmodeus's Crutches; Dialogues of Two Chimneys. xxiii, pp. [1]-291 + [18]pp. index. Illustrated with a total of 13 (unsigned) engravings (many are of detailed interior or exterior architectural scenes, with costumed figures, etc.); location of the engravings: [1] Frontispiece: The Devil upon Two Sticks; [2] p. 12; [3] p. 59; [4] p. 74; [5] p. 108; [6] p. 141; [7] p. 143; [8] p. 155; [9] p. 193; [10] p. 234; [11] p. 235; [12] p. 255; [13] p. 288. Later polished calf spine, sides and corner-pieces, with red morocco title label on the spine, raised bands, floral designs in compartments, and marbled paper over boards, matching marbled endpapers, all edges stained yellow. The spine ends, cover corners & edges show chipping and wear, both covers are fully detached, but present, cracking to the marbled endpapers, various degrees of brown spotting (foxing) to the title-page, to page and plate margins or surfaces, with some damp to a few fore-edge margins of the plates, age-related tanning present. With the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the front marbled paste-down endpaper. Scarce item with the engravings. The binding requires restoration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Euripidis Tragoediae Fragmenta Epistolae: ex editione Iosuae Barnesii, nunc recusa et aucta, 3 volume set

      Good HCs, no DJs. Text in Greek and Latin. Uniformly bound in half leather over nonpareil marbled paper; untrimmed fore and tail edges; gilt stamped titles and fleurons on spines with 5 raised pseudo bands; all vols gilt stamped 'Beckius' on spines; frontispiece engraved portrait of Euripedes in vol 1; vols 1 + 2 dated 1778. vol 3 dated 1788 (presume 1st edition of Beck's work). Clean covers and spines; all fore corners rubbed to boards; scuffing/scraping wear on cover papers; gilt on all volumes chipped off of 'Euripidis Tragoediae' but intact on remaining titles and designs; all volumes tightly bound but vols 1 + 2 are split at front end papers (wide bands intact); each volume has booksellers ticket on front pastedown at top fore corner 'W.H. & O.H. | Booksellers, | 440 Penn Ave. | Washington, D.C.' (bookseller Ca. 1880); interiors very bright and clean - many leaves unopened at head edge. 4to, 2409 pp. Paged 54 (Vida), 701 (vol 1), 564 (vol 2), 1090 (vol 3). Cf, OCLC #s 29173523 (vols 1 + 2), 257846693 (vol 3), 461559679 (this edition of 3 vols).

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        Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique ou vrais Principes de la Science Militaire.

      de l'Imprimerie Royale,, Turin, 1778 - In-4° (280x215mm), pp. (18), 55 di "Considérations sur la Guerre de 1769 entre les Russes et les Turcs", 359 di testo dei "Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique", (1) di errata corrige. Bella legatura m. pelle marrone marmorizzata con titolo in oro su tassello rosso al dorso, adorno di decori floreali e vegetali in oro. Piatti in cartone marmorizzato policromo. Al recto della prima carta bianca, antico timbro di possesso di famiglia nobile e antica firma. Al frontespizio, monogramma coronato del Re di Sardegna, cui l'opera è dedicata, affiancato da un'aquila, da panoplie e da stendardi entro bordura ornata. 30 grandi tavole calcografiche ripiegate f.t. in fine con raffigurazioni di ordini di battaglia, disposizioni delle truppe, soldati di vari corpi militari, battaglioni, movimenti di truppe, di una pianta della battaglia del 20-21 novembre 1759 combattuta a Maxen, in Sassonia, della battaglia di Praga del 6 maggio 1757 in cui i prussiani di Federico II sbaragliarono gli austriaci, della battaglia di Kollin del 18 giugno 1757, di quella di Leuthen del 5 dicembre dello stesso anno, di quella di Süptitz e di Torgau del 3 novembre 1760,di quella di Breslau del 22 novembre 1757,di quella di Hochkirch del 14 ottobre 1758,di quella di Lignitz del 15 agosto 1760; le ultime due tavv. sono di cartografia del Canavese ("Carte d'une partie du Piémont") e del corso del fiume Dnestr "deouis Kornuauka jusq'à Ladowa" de Bog dalla sua fonte sino a Landijczin, per servire d'aiuto alla localizzazione delle battaglie tra russi e ottomani nel 1769. Fioriture e bruniture diffuse quanto leggere; esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Seconda edizione (la prima era apparsa nel 1768, con sole 12 tavole) di quest'ampia trattazione militare del Marchese de Silva (1727-1796), ufficiale dello Stato Maggiore del Re di Sardegna e scrittore militare piemontese che, come ricorda lo Sticca, si meritò il soprannome di "Maizeroy del Piemonte". Capitoli su strategia militare, disposizione delle armate a seconda dei singoli corpi, modalità di marcia, educazione militare nazionale, passaggio dei fiumi da parte degli eserciti, etc. Sticca, p. 169. Manno, I, 3897. In SBN è censita solo la prima edizione del 1768, che aveva solo 12 tavole. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MINERALOGIA CORNUBIENSIS; A TREATISE ON MINERALS, MINES, AND MINING: CONTAINING THE THEORY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF STRATA, FISSURES, AND LODES, WITH THE METHODS OF DISCOVERING AND WORKING OF TIN, COPPER, AND LEAD MINES, AND OF CLEANSING AND

      London: James Phillips. Fair with no dust jacket. 1778. Hardcover. Metallurgy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Woodcuts; Folio 13" - 23" tal; 1 vol. Mineralogia Cornubiensis; a treatise on minerals, mines, and mining: containing the theory and natural history of strata, fissures, and lodes, with the methods of discovering and working of tin, copper, and lead mines, and of cleansing and metalizing their products; shewing each particular process for dressing, assaying, and smelting of ores. To which is added, an explanation of the Cornu-technical terms and idioms of tinners. Volume includes the topography of most parishes, mines, gentlemens seats, and houses in Cornwall, according to their British derivations and terminations. Folio, contemp. Calf leather; worn, rubbed & defective, covers detached. With frontis. Portrait, 6 books, 2 appendixes, 7 plates, 2 folding. Tables. Internally dampstained, some dried mildew spotting. Complete but rough copy needs rebinding. Graphic of tp and book available. ; 0 .

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        Della coltivazione de' monti. Canti IV

      s.n.,, Verona, 1778 - Cm. 23,5, pp. 216. Frontespizio inciso con vignetta centrale, ritratto dell'Arciduca d'Austria fuori testo e molte finissime vignette incise in rame all'inizio e fine di ciascun canto. Solida e perfetta legatura del tempo in piena pergamena rigida con titoli su tassello al dorso. Esemplare particolarmente fresco e marginoso, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Tagli marmorizzati. Edizione originale. Cfr. Gamba, 2606; Lastri, 77. Re, Saggio Bibl. Georgica (104): "Alle bellezze poetiche unisce i precetti giustissimi ed alcune prescrizioni de' moderni georgici sono in questi canti espressi a meraviglia"; Perfino il severo Morazzoni (173) così si esprime: ". grazioso volume.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Novae Species Quadrupedum e glirium ordine cum illustrationibus variis complurium ex hoc ordine animalium.

      - Erlangen, Walther, 1778. 4to (245 x 200mm). pp. (2), viii, 388 with 39 (3 folding anatomical) engraved plates. Recent half calf, gilt lettered spine. Rare monograph on the rodents by this famous scientist explorer of Russia and Siberia. "Pallas' achievements in zoology and botany were especially important. He was one of the first to use anatomical characteristics in classifying animals. His research in comparative anatomy provided the foundations for animal taxonomy" (DSB). The attractive plates were engraved by J. Nussbiegel. The work describes the rodents of Russia and Siberia.Wood 551; Nissen ZBI, 3074 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE D'AMITIE ET DE COMMERCE, CONLU ENTRE LE ROI ET LES ETATS-UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, LE 6 FEVRIER, 1778

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778.. 23pp. Quarto. Gathered signatures. Outer leaf separated along lower half of spine. Old ink note on titlepage. Light foxing, slight soiling in margins of outer leaves. Overall, very good. In a half morocco and marbled folder within a red morocco and marbled paper slipcase. The official French printing of the first French-American treaty, the first treaty between the United States and any other country, and a decisive moment in the American Revolution. Having struggled to find allies in their fight against England, the fledgling United States achieved recognition from France when news of Burgoyne's defeat reached Paris. In February 1778 the American commissioners, Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and Silas Deane, negotiated both the treaty of amity and commerce, published herein, and a treaty of military alliance. Because France wished to consult with its ally, Spain, the alliance treaty was not immediately published in France, and probably first appeared in print in Philadelphia; the amity and commerce treaty was published immediately, however, first appearing in this Paris edition. France and the United States grant each other most- favored-nation trade status and agree to protect each others' commercial vessels. Both parties also agree to abstain from fishing in each others' waters, with the United States especially agreeing to refrain from fishing on the banks of Newfoundland. Howes records two Paris editions of 1778: this official twenty-three-page printing, and another of eight pages, both of which appear in the NUC, and OCLC records regional printings in Aix and possibly Grenoble. The NUC locates seven copies of this official royal printing. In twenty-five years, this is only the second copy of this Paris printing that we have handled. A rare edition of a treaty of the greatest importance to the United States, marking its first recognition by another power and the beginning of a relationship crucial to the winning of American independence. BRUNET I:12. MALLOY, p.468. SABIN 96565. HOWES T328. ECHEVERRIA & WILKIE 778/36. STREETER SALE 791.

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        TRAITE D'AMITIE ET DE COMMERCE, CONLU ENTRE LE ROI ET LES ETATS-UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, LE 6 FEVRIER, 1778.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, . 1778 - 23pp. Quarto. Gathered signatures. Outer leaf separated along lower half of spine. Old ink note on titlepage. Light foxing, slight soiling in margins of outer leaves. Overall, very good. In a half morocco and marbled folder within a red morocco and marbled paper slipcase. The official French printing of the first French-American treaty, the first treaty between the United States and any other country, and a decisive moment in the American Revolution. Having struggled to find allies in their fight against England, the fledgling United States achieved recognition from France when news of Burgoyne's defeat reached Paris. In February 1778 the American commissioners, Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and Silas Deane, negotiated both the treaty of amity and commerce, published herein, and a treaty of military alliance. Because France wished to consult with its ally, Spain, the alliance treaty was not immediately published in France, and probably first appeared in print in Philadelphia; the amity and commerce treaty was published immediately, however, first appearing in this Paris edition. France and the United States grant each other most- favored-nation trade status and agree to protect each others' commercial vessels. Both parties also agree to abstain from fishing in each others' waters, with the United States especially agreeing to refrain from fishing on the banks of Newfoundland. Howes records two Paris editions of 1778: this official twenty-three-page printing, and another of eight pages, both of which appear in the NUC, and OCLC records regional printings in Aix and possibly Grenoble. The NUC locates seven copies of this official royal printing. In twenty-five years, this is only the second copy of this Paris printing that we have handled. A rare edition of a treaty of the greatest importance to the United States, marking its first recognition by another power and the beginning of a relationship crucial to the winning of American independence. BRUNET I:12. MALLOY, p.468. SABIN 96565. HOWES T328. ECHEVERRIA & WILKIE 778/36. STREETER SALE 791.

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        TRAITE D'AMITIE ET DE COMMERCE, CONCLU ENTRE LE ROI ET LES ETATS-UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, LE 6 FEVRIER 1778 [caption title]

      Lyon: L'Imprimerie du Roi, 1778.. 12pp. Quarto. Modern marbled boards, leather label. Near fine. A rare printing of the first French-American treaty, and the first treaty between the United States and any other country. Having struggled to find allies in their fight against England, the fledgling United States achieved recognition from France when news of Burgoyne's defeat reached Paris. In February 1778 the American commissioners, Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee and Silas Deane, negotiated both the treaty of amity and commerce, published herein, and a treaty of military alliance. Because France wished to consult with its ally, Spain, the alliance treaty was not immediately published in France, and probably first appeared in print in Philadelphia; the amity and commerce treaty was published immediately, however, first appearing in Paris. France and the United States grant each other most- favored nation trade status and agree to protect each others commercial vessels. Both parties also agree to abstain from fishing in each others waters, with the United States especially agreeing to refrain from fishing on the banks of Newfoundland. Howes records two Paris editions: one of 23 and another of 8 pages, both of which appear in the NUC; and OCLC records regional printings in Aix and possibly Grenoble, known in a total of three copies. However, this Lyon printing is noted by Echeverria & Wilkie, who locate only a single copy, in a private collection. A very rare edition of a treaty of the greatest importance to the United States, marking its first recognition by another power and the beginning of a relationship crucial to the winning of American independence. ECHEVERRIA & WILKIE 778/35A. HOWES T328 (ref). SABIN 96565. (ref). MALLOY, p.468.

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        Carte de la Nouvelle Zeelande

      Paris:, 1778. Size: 235 x 340 mm. Copper engraving. Later colour. The map itself is in fine condition, but there are a couple of spots on the ample margins, not affecting the map. The edges are attractively uncut. An early map of New Zealand showing the coast in some detail with numerous depth soundings to North Island and the route taken by Captain Cook. The charting of the coast is complete apart from a small sections, mainly in South Island. Four inset maps of Riviere de la Tamise, Baye de Tolaga, Baye des Isles and Detroit de Cook; compass rose. Published in Bonne & Desmarest, Atlas Encyclopaedique.

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        LE TRIOMPHE DU BEAU SEXE, OU EPITRE DE M. LE MQUIS DE LA FAYETTE A SON EPOUSE. DU CAMP DU GENERAL WAGINSTON [sic], EN QUARTIER D'HIVER A LANCASTER, LE 22 JANVIER 1778

      Boston [i.e. Paris]: De l'Imprimerie du Congres, 1778.. 37,[9]pp. 19th-century half calf and green paper boards, corners tipped in vellum, spine richly gilt. Very clean internally. Near fine. A rare and interesting poem, carrying a false Boston imprint, and supposedly penned by the Marquis de Lafayette while wintering with George Washington and the Continental Army in January 1778. The poem, a sort of farewell from Lafayette to his wife, contains allegorical references to the struggle of the colonies for liberty, while the notes mention this struggle specifically. Although the imprint is "Boston," the piece was almost certainly printed in Paris, and the types and ornaments used seem distinctively French. Other evidence leading us to believe that it was not printed in America: George Washington's name is badly misspelled on the titlepage; he was quartered at Valley Forge, not at Lancaster, in January 1778; and the title says it was printed in Boston, "by the press of the Continental Congress," though the Congress was actually sitting at York, Pennsylvania (not far from Lancaster) at the time. "In a pamphlet published in Paris, 1790, by Jean-Baptiste Poupart de Beaubourg, entitled 'Mes onze ducats d'Amsterdam,' etc., etc., the author states that he is also the author of Lafayette's touching adieux to his wife..." (Letter from Louis Gottschalk to Lawrence C. Wroth, in the John Carter Brown Library's bibliographical file, as quoted on OCLC) The catalogue of the Roderick Terry sale in 1934 calls this "an excessively rare pamphlet." We are able to locate only six copies, at the New-York Historical Society, Yale, Cornell, Lafayette College, the John Carter Brown Library (which has the Terry copy, as well as an issue with forty-three pages), and the Library of Congress (located there by Echeverria & Wilkie). Rare and quite interesting. JACKSON, LAFAYETTE BIBLIOGRAPHY, p.201. SABIN 96990. ECHEVERRIA & WILKIE, 778/65. TERRY SALE (PART 2) 176. OCLC 34161985, 36140004.

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        LE TRIOMPHE DU BEAU SEXE, OU EPITRE DE M. LE MQUIS DE LA FAYETTE A SON EPOUSE. DU CAMP DU GENERAL WAGINSTON [sic], EN QUARTIER D'HIVER A LANCASTER, LE 22 JANVIER 1778.

      Boston [i.e. Paris]: De l'Imprimerie du Congres, . 1778 - 37,[9]pp. 19th-century half calf and green paper boards, corners tipped in vellum, spine richly gilt. Very clean internally. Near fine. A rare and interesting poem, carrying a false Boston imprint, and supposedly penned by the Marquis de Lafayette while wintering with George Washington and the Continental Army in January 1778. The poem, a sort of farewell from Lafayette to his wife, contains allegorical references to the struggle of the colonies for liberty, while the notes mention this struggle specifically. Although the imprint is "Boston," the piece was almost certainly printed in Paris, and the types and ornaments used seem distinctively French. Other evidence leading us to believe that it was not printed in America: George Washington's name is badly misspelled on the titlepage; he was quartered at Valley Forge, not at Lancaster, in January 1778; and the title says it was printed in Boston, "by the press of the Continental Congress," though the Congress was actually sitting at York, Pennsylvania (not far from Lancaster) at the time. "In a pamphlet published in Paris, 1790, by Jean-Baptiste Poupart de Beaubourg, entitled 'Mes onze ducats d'Amsterdam,' etc., etc., the author states that he is also the author of Lafayette's touching adieux to his wife." (Letter from Louis Gottschalk to Lawrence C. Wroth, in the John Carter Brown Library's bibliographical file, as quoted on OCLC) The catalogue of the Roderick Terry sale in 1934 calls this "an excessively rare pamphlet." We are able to locate only six copies, at the New-York Historical Society, Yale, Cornell, Lafayette College, the John Carter Brown Library (which has the Terry copy, as well as an issue with forty-three pages), and the Library of Congress (located there by Echeverria & Wilkie). Rare and quite interesting. JACKSON, LAFAYETTE BIBLIOGRAPHY, p.201. SABIN 96990. ECHEVERRIA & WILKIE, 778/65. TERRY SALE (PART 2) 176. OCLC 34161985, 36140004.

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        ENSAYO DE UNA BIBLIOTECA.

      Madrid 1778 - 4º (22 cm). [16], 206, [2], 175 p. Encuadernación holandesa, pergamino con nervios y tejuelos en el lomo. / Perfecto estado de conservación, encuadernación posterior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation abrégée d'un voyage fait dans l'intérieur de l'Amérique méridionale depuis la côte de la Mer du sud jusqu'aux côtes du Brésil & de la Guyane en descendant la rivière des Am

      J.E. Dufour |& P. Roux 1778 - - J.E. Dufour & P. Roux, Maestricht 1778, 14x22,5cm, broché. - Nouvelle édition en partie originale car augmentée de 'La relation de l'émeute populaire de Cuença au Pérou' et d'une lettre de M. Godin des Odonais contenant la relation du voyage de Madame Godin, son épouse. Ouvrage bien complet de sa planche et de sa carte dépliante gravées in-fine. Dos et plats renforcés recouverts de papier de reliure d'attente comportant des déchirures et des manques, projet d'ex-libris au verso du premier plat, quelques petites rousseurs. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Commentaria De Jure Regni Neapolitani in quinque tomos distributa. Auctore Francisco Rapolla JC. Regio Consiliario, ac Presidenti Reg. Cam. Summariae &c. Tomus I. Juris publici libros tres priores continens. Editio quarta Novis additionibus adaucta.Neapoli, Ex Typographia Ursiniana, sumptibus Cajetani Castellano, 1778.

      - In 4, [mm. 234 x 183], pp. (4) – 256.In pergamena rigida coeva. Al dorso liscio, autore e titolo entro riquadro marrone incorniciato da fregio ondulato e duplice linea. Diverse lacune ai piatti, vecchio restauro con pergamena all’angolo inferiore destro della copertina anteriore e mancanza a quello inferiore destro della copertina posteriore che interessa anche parte della cuffia. Tagli spruzzati.Frontespizio con fregio ornamentale inciso in legno e grande testata con puttini alati in fra elementi vegetali all’inizio dei prolegomeni alle leggi nel Regno di Napoli.Grandi capilettera figurati con trofei all’inizio di ogni libro.Piccolo strappo all’angolo inferiore di p. 67. Alone al margine esterno dell’opera.Purtroppo il solo I tomo della quarta edizione stampata da Vincenzo Orsini a Napoli dell’opera di Francesco Rapolla, il giureconsulto nato ad Atripalda, nei pressi di Avellino, nel 1701 che in un altro trattato De jurisconsulto, pubblicato appena venticinquenne, aveva affrontato il problema della formazione del giurista e quello del modo di apprendere ed interpretare il diritto. Già a venti anni aveva avuto la Cattedra di Ragion canonica e nel 1746 pubblicò la prima edizione di questi commentari, ma le cariche pubbliche che ottenne - Carlo III di Borbone l’aveva voluto al governo di Pozzuoli, Taranto, Ariano, la nomina a Giudice di Vicaria e quella di Segretario della Real Camera - interruppero il progetto di una pubblicazione complessiva sul diritto del Regno, tanto che la parte sul diritto privato non vide mai la luce. Altre edizioni postume di questa opera vennero pubblicate già otto anni dopo la morte avvenuta nel 1762. Biografia degli uomini illustri del Regno di Napoli, Vol. VIII, 1822. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abregé de l'histoire de la Hollande et des provinces unies, depuis les temps les plus anciens jusqu'à nos jours.

      Chez Jacques Murray 1778 - - Chez Jacques Murray, A Leide 1778, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 8 (12,5x21cm), (2) xxj, 1383pp. (4), relié. - Edition originale. Une vignette de titre répétée sur les 4 tomes. Brunet parle d'une édition in 4 parue en même temps. Pagination continue. Demi Basane blonde à petits coins d'époque. Dos lisse à filets. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge et de tomaison de maroquin rose en médaillon. Origine de la Hollande et des Pays-bas et histoire jusqu'à l'année 1767. (2) xxj, 1383pp. (4) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia naturalis testaceorum Britanniae, or The British Conchology; Containing the Description and Other Particulars of Natural History of the Shells of Great Britain and Ireland.

      London, printed for the Author, Millan, B. White, Elmsley and Robson, 1778. - 1 vol. in-folio (309 x 248 mm.) de : xii pp. (titre, liste des souscripteurs, préface), 254 et viii pp. (Index, Indices des figures citées de l'Historia Conchylorium de Lister, Explication des planches, Errata), in-fine : 17 planches en couleurs. Demi-veau d'époque, à coins de vélin, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin, plats cartonnés éditeur. (Restaurations au dos, piqûres internes éparses, infimes reports). Edition originale de cet ouvrage de conchologie, étude des coquillages, illustré de 17 planches en couleurs, imprimé en français et en anglais par Emanuel Mendes da Costa, membre de l’Imperial Caesarian Academy Naturae Curiosorum et de la Société botanique de Florence. Il est également l’auteur d’un traité : Elements of Conchology; or, An Introduction to the Knowledge of Shells qui parut pour la première fois en 1776. Le texte est imprimé sur deux colonnes, en français et en anglais, et illustré in-fine de 17 planches numérotées gravées à la taille-douce, rehaussées à l'aquarelle, qui ont gardé toute leur fraîcheur. Rare exemplaire en coloris d'époque. 1 vol. folio. 17 hand-colored engraved plates. Text in English and French on facing pages. Contemporary calf, vellum corners. First edition, of this treatise by Emanuel Mendes da Costa, member of the Imperial Caesarian Academy Naturae Curiosorum and of the botanic Society of Florence. Scarce book, fresh copy. Nissen, IVB, 2785, Brunet (II, 321).

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        Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, the British Conchology; containing the descriptions and other particulars of natural history of the shells of Great Britain and Ireland.

      - La Conchologie Britannique. London, printed for the Author., 1778. 4to. pp. xii, (2), 254, viii, with 17 engraved plates. Recent half brown morocco, spine with red gilt lettered label. Printed in English and French in parallel columns. This rather uncommon work was issued with plain as well as coloured plates. The list of subscribers lists 111 subscribers, indicating coloured and plain copies. 22 were Fellows of the Royal Society, the list of names gives some measure of his rehabilitation. The work is dedicated to Sir Ashton Lever who surely must have bought many specimens from da Costa and he may have helped him in other ways.B.M.(N.H.)I, 389; See also P.J.P. Whitehead, Emanuel Mendes da Costa. 'Bull. Br. Mus (Nat. Hist.) Historical series 6, 1'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abrégé de l'Histoire de la Royale Maison de Savoye. Nouvelle édition dediée à son Altesse Royale Monseigneur le Prince de Piemont.

      Chez Onoré Derossi (Imprimerie Royale),, A Turin, 1778 - 3 tomi in un vol. in-4° (262x200mm), pp. 12, 184; (2), 148; (2), 152;Testatine e capilettera ornati. Qualche fioritura e arrossatura lieve. Legatura ottocentesca m. pelle con titolo oro su dorso a nervetti. Usuale bruniture e fioriture, aloni marginali ad alcune cc. Bell'esemplare nell'insieme. Nota di possesso in data 1846 di tale Pierre Paul Gastaldy. Bellissimo esemplare. Rara quarta edizione (dopo quelle del 1668, 1677 e 1693) di questa storia di Casa Savoia contenente in fine (pp. 129-144 del terzo tomo) un "Catalogue des Chevaliers de l'Ordre du Collier de Savoye, dit de l'Annonciade". Manno, I, 27. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abrege de l'histoire de la Hollande et des Provinces-Unies, depuis les tems les plus anciens jusqu'a nos jours - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      A Leide : Chez Jacques Murray, libraire 1778 - Physical description; 4 v ; 21 cm ; 8vo. Notes; Paged continuously; v.1: 2p.l.,xxi,[3],308p.; v.2: 2p.l.,[307]-698p.; v.3: 2p.l.,[701]-1062p.; v.4: p.l.,[1063]-1383,[5]p. Subjects; Netherlands - History. Language; French. Half-titles. Publisher's device to the title, head and tail pieces, printed marginal notes. Provenance; from the Foreign Office Library with their armorial motif in gilt to each of the panels. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with contrasting gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 4 Kg. 1383 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes d'Alexandre Pope ,traduites en Français 8 volumes

      Chez La Veuve Duchesne 1778 - 288,468,466,470,523,472,479,454pp. Très Bon Etat le prix comprend l'expédition en recommandé. Revue,corrigée ,augmentée du texte anglais mis à côté des meilleures pièces et ornée de belles gravures. Un ex-libris au debut de chaque volume. Les volumes ont une reliure aux plats cartonnés grainés marron et aux coins renforcés beige clair et dos lisse de la même couleur et filets dorés et titres dorés dans une vignette (reliures Empire). de discrets frottements sur certains plats du cartonnage sans gravité. ouvrages en etat parfait des dos et du papier. tranches moucetées. gravures en etat remarquable et pour bon nombre protégées par de petites coupures en papier de soie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Estampes du catalogue raisonnè et figurè des tableaux de la Galerie Electorale de Dusseldorff

      Chretien de Mechel Graveur, Basle (Basel) 1778 - Oblong folio. (Unpaginated). Three-quarter leather over black cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. Ex-libris of Joseph A. Sadony on inside of front board. Signed and dated (1915) by Sadony above bookplate, also signed on title-page. Engraved title-vignette. Title-page: "Avec privilege de S. A. S. Monseigneur L'electeur Palatin. A Basle, chez Chretien de Mechel Graveur de S. A. S. E. P. & Membre de plusieurs Academies, Et chez les Inspecteurs des Galleries Electorales a Dusseldorff & a Mannheim." Illustrated with 30 full-page reproduction of copper-engravings from the collection of Dutch and Flemish masterpieces in the Düsseldorf Museum "Galerie Electorale." The plates show how and where the artwork was hung in the museum at the time. Includes one plan and an engraving showing the exterior of the museum. All plates engraved by Chretien de Mechel. Front board detached but present. Heavy age wear, abrasions and staining on binding. Fading to gold lettering. Chipping on spine. Heavy bumping to parts of edges. Foxing on front and rear endpaper. Chipping, tearing and creasing on free front endpaper. Waterstaining on lower margins of plates throughout, not affecting images. Text in French. Binding in poor, plates in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser With Fore-Edge Painting

      Apollo Press, Edinburg 1778 - Leather binding is scuffed with some wear to the corners. Title worn off the spine. Hinges have been professionally restored and tightened. Very light toning to the pages, no tears or missing pages. Frontispiece portrait of Spenser (with his last name spelled "Spencer") along with facing engraving advertising the Bell's Editions. Still has the tissue guard. The foreedge painting and the gilt edges are slightly dulled with age. ; The Poets of Great Britain; Vol. 1; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 257 pages; This is volume 1 of 8 volumes of Spenser's works, part of Bell's Edition of the Great Poets of Great Britian from Chaucer to (Charles) Churchill. It contains Book 1 of The Faerie Queene, plus a biography of Spencer and extensive notes on the poem. Of primary interest, however, is the fore-edge painting, which features a pastoral landscape complete with castle, cottage, hills and trees, a bridge over a stream and people in the foreground. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Works of the late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield.

      Edward and Charles Dilly, London 1778 - First edition of the memoirs, publications, and letters of one of Britain's great statesmen. Quarto, 2 volumes. Handsomely rebacked, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition. Contains the eight engraved portraits of Chesterfield. This edition contains an historical sketch of Lord Chesterfield and his times by Matthew Maty, the Librarian of the British Museum. A nice presentation. Philip Dormer Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, was a leading British statesman who was known to associate with literary figures, inlcuding Alexander Pope and Joseph Addison. The celebrated and controversial correspondences between Lord Chesterfield and his son Philip, dating from 1737, were popularly praised in their day as a complete manual of education, but they were despised by fellow writer Samuel Johnson, who claimed that the correspondences taugt "the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing-master." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Detail of a fresco in the 'Domus Aureus'

      Ludovico Mirri, Rome 1778 - A fine plate from 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' of an ancient fresco from the 'Domus Aureus', Nero's sumptuous imperial complex in Rome. Situated between the Palatine and Esquiline Hills in Rome and designed by architects Severus and Celer , the Domus Aureus (Golden House) was erected by Nero in 64 AD after the great fire in Rome. The magnitude and decadent extravagance of the impressive gold-covered, jewel bedecked palace was intended to glorify the Emperor's reign. Its rooms were filled with lavish furniture and its walls and ceilings covered with decorative late-Hellenistic murals by the renowned ancient artist Fabullus. Nero, however, died in 68 AD before the Domus was totally completed. Years later, Titus (and later Trajan) built his thermal bath over its ruins, which were used as a foundation for and were partially preserved by Titus' edifice. Successive emperors continued to erect various buildings on the site and subsequently make several renovations to the Domus substructure. In 1480, practically forgotten, the Domus was excavated, and its subterranean passages and rooms thereafter became known as 'le grotte' (cave). Many of its original frescoes survived, and their motifs and ancient style of ornamentation, called 'grotteschi' (grotesque) after 'grotte', became extremely popular during the Renaissance, influencing many prominent artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Ghirlandio, and Pinturicchio. Published in the late eighteenth century, 'Vestigia delle terme di Tito e loro interne pitture' is an elaborate album of engravings depicting the stunning 'al fresco' and 'al stucco' murals of Nero's Domus Aureus . Carloni's colourful and beautifully rendered plates faithfully capture the grotesque style of the ancient frescoes, which was characterized by decorative borders filled with whimsical, often comical animals and foliage taken from both nature and the artist's imagination. The ornamental borders also served the practical functions of framing the central mythological, religious, or historical subject portrayed and separating the various murals in a single decorative scheme. Original engraving with modern bodycolour. Very good condition apart from some mild creasing.

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        Provinces Unies, et Incorporees a la Couronne de Boheme, qui sont les Duche de Silesie, Marq sats de Moravie, et Lusace.

      Fortin, Paris 1778 - Size : 420x545 (mm), 16.5x21.5 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Military Equitation: Or, a Method of Breaking Horses, and Teaching Soldiers to Ride, Designed for the Use of the Army.

      1778 - Sarum: Printed and sold by E. Easton: Also sold by J. Dodsley and J. Wilke. 140pp with 17 engraved plates as called for. Mottled full brown calf with light rubbing to extremities Five raised bands to spine with red title label to second compartment and filt motif to remaining compartments. No inscriptions. Bookplate to front pastedown of James Taylor, Lieu. General, Mount Heaton. Front and rear endpapers affixed but loose. Very light browning to title page and head of last few leaves (engravings unaffected) else leaves very good indeed. The binding is tight. Size: Small Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Military Equitation: or, a Method of Breaking Horses, and Teaching Soldiers to Ride. Designed for the use of the Army.

      Printed and Sold By E. Easton. Also J. Dodsley Pall Mall, and J. Wilkie, St. Paul's London., Sarum 1778 - Third Edition complete with 17 engraved plates, revised and corrected, with additions. [8] 140pp occasional marks. 17 plates. later half red calf raised bands. Excellent copy. 1778.

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        Traité sur la Science de l'exploitation des Mines, par théorie et pratique, avec un Discours sur les principes des finances. Traduit en français par M. Schreiber.

      - Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1778, 2 tomos, 27 x 21,5 cm., plena piel, 2 h. + XXII págs. + 1 h. + 518 págs. + 1 h. y XII láminas plegadas = 3 h. + 454 págs. + 1 h. y láminas XIII a XXV plegadas. (Ejemplar con mancha de humedad). CIENCIAS MINERÍA MINAS

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        UVRES DE MAÎTRE HENRI DE BASNAGE, ÉCUYER, SEIGNEUR DU FRANQUESNEI, AVOCAT AU PARLEMENT, CONTENANT SES COMMENTAIRES SUR LA COUTUME DE NORMANDIE ET SON TRAITÉ DES HYPOTHÈQUES, 4ème éd.

      Rouen / Paris l’Imprimerie privilégiée (Lallemant) / Knapen, Leboucher & Humblot 1778 - , 2 vol. in-folio, pl. basane de l’époque, dos à nerfs ornés, tit. doré sur pc. brune, roulette sur les coupes, tr. rouges, vignettes, lettrines et culs-de-lampe, portrait pl. page hors texte, de Armand Thomas Hüe, Marquis de Miromesnil, Garde des sceaux, gravure par Chevillet d’après un dessin d’après nature par Wille, fils, (volumes en état médiocre, nombreuses éraflures et épidermures sur les plats, nombreux cahiers déboîtés au t. I, une pièce de tit. et doublures manquantes, gardes défraîchies, travail de vers n’affectant le texte que très légèrement, reliures distendues), texte très lisible néanmoins, (13 ff.)-612-106-LXXXVIII / (2 ff.)-584-LXXIV-128 p.-(3 ff.).

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Pasquali b. A. Zatta, "La Nuova Zelanda trascorsa nel 1769. e 1770. dal Cook Comandante dell' Endeavour Vascello di S. M. Britannica".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1778, 46,5 x 55,5. Tooley, Australia, S. 176, Nr. 1433. Oben links die altkol. Titelkartusche. Zeigt die Inselgruppe.

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        La Reale Medicide esponente la morte di Francesco Primo Gran Duca di Toscana e della Bianca Cappello patrizia veneta di lui seconda consorte. Tragica festa teatrale illustrata di rami, e d'istoriche annotazioni.

      Per Gaetano Cambiagi Stampatore Granducale,, in Firenze, 1778 - In-4° (245x175mm), pp. 167, cartonatura posteriore (con alcuni aloni). Vignetta incisa su legno al titolo. Antiporta e 4 tavv. incise su rame f.t., dal Carboni: ritratto di Ferdinando I de'Medici, ritratto di Bianca Capello, ritratto di Francesco I de'Medici e veduta della Villa Reale di Poggio a Caiano. Normali fioriture, qualche sporadico alone marginale, ma bell'esemplare in barbe. Ex-libris nobiliare Ginori-Conti. Seconda edizione, posteriore di un anno alla prima, ma la prima completa delle Lettere ("con due lettere riguardanti la pubblicata azione prima dell'opera; cantata giocosa divisa in due parti, quali servono con altri annessi di corrispondenti tramezzi alla presente seconda"), di questa festa teatrale in cinque atti, elegantemente illustrata dal Carboni, in morte del Granduca Francesco I di Toscana e di sua moglie Bianca Capello. Nel testo sono presenti interessanti brani descrittivi dei tesori d'arte fiorentini, del Battistero, degli Uffizi, di Santa Maria del Fiore, etc. L'autore, Francesco Saverio Catani, il cui nome non figura nel volume, fu scrittore teatrale fiorentino e antesignano del moderno giornalismo italiano con periodici come il "Giornale fiorentino" e il "Corriere Europeo". Melzi, III, 415. Moreni, I, 198. Bigazzi, 805. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Josephi Averanii V. CL. Juriconsulti, & in illustri Academia Pisana, dum viveret, Antecessoris Interpretationum Iuris Libri Quinque

      Sumptibus Vincentii De Aloysio 1778 - 1805, Neapoli - In Quibus Multa Cum Juris Cuilis; tum aliorum Veterum Scriptorum loca nova ratione illustrantur: Multa item Ex Antiquitate Romana Graecaque docte petractantur - Editio Novissima - in 8° - pp.XVI + 320; VIII + 399; IV + 259 - Pergamena - 5 libri in tre volumi - Incisione a pag. V del primo volume - Testo in latino - Frontespizio del primo volume in rosso e nero, testo su due colonne, titolo in oro al dorso - Qualche abrasione ad alcune pagine del primo volume, appunti dell'epoca a qualche pagina. - Libro usato

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        THE HISTORY OF AMERICA, FROM ITS DISCOVERY BY COLUMBUS TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE LATE WAR. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE PRESENT UNHAPPY CONTEST BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER COLONIES.

      London: Fielding and Walker, 1778. - Two volumes. iv,596; 629,[1]pp., plus forty-six (of fifty- one) maps and plates (some folding). Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, rebacked to style. Some scattered foxing and offsetting from plates. Last leaf of first volume torn and repaired. Still, a good copy. A comprehensive history of America for the time, issued in the midst of the American Revolution, covering the period from the conquest through the settlement and division of America. It is likely that the book was inspired by the war, and the second half of the second volume is devoted to events from the French and Indian War up to the American treaty with France in February 1778. Illustrated with a profusion of nicely engraved maps, plans, portraits, and plates depicting South American Indians, scenes of European conquest, Florida Indians, Esquimaux, seaport views, and the like. While some of the views seem to have been cribbed from the usual sources such as De Bry's GRAND VOYAGES, many seem unique to this work. The early maps are after Bellin, the later ones after Jefferys. SABIN 74383. HOWES R539. BELL R432. SERVIES 549. ESTC T114880.

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