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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Les Trois Islets]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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.

      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.).

      [Bookseller: La Memoire du Droit]
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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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        Versuch eines Handbuchs für diejenige, welche die KameralWissenschaft nicht als ein Handwerk lernen oder gelernt haben wollen,sondern wünschen, vernünflige und natürliche Grundsätze darin zu finden, und mit der Landwirthschafft den Anfang zu machen.

      bey Varrentrapp Sohn und Wenner, Frankfurt am Mayn, 1778 - Titel, 3 Bll., 274 S., 1 Bl. Lederband der Zeit mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. Humpert 1548. - Der Jurist und Nationalökonom Johann Christian Erich Springer (1727-1798) war, ohne ein Universitätsstudium absolviert zu haben, Jurist in Ansbach und Nürnberg. 1771 wurde er zum Professor des Staatsrechts und der Kameralwissenschaft an der Universität Erfurt ernannt und gelangte nach Aufenthalten in Erlangen, Darmstadt und Bückeburg nach Rinteln, wo er als Professor der Staatswissenschaft und des Rechnungswesens wirkte. Er gründete dort ein Institut für Staatswissenschaft und wurde Vorsitzende der Juristenfakultät. - Mit den Kapiteln: Uebergang auf die Landwirtschaft; Von nöthigen Cautelen bey Kauf- und Verkaufung der Landgüter; Von den Grenzen der Landgüter; Von wirthschaftlichen Gebäuden; Von der Viehzucht; Von wirthschafftlichen Insecten; Vom Ackerbau; Von wiesen, Hut, Trifft, Gärten und Weinbau; Von Waldeungen, Holz und Jagd; Hohe Jagd, niedere Jagd, Fischerey. - Angebunden: (Anonym). Versuch die Landwirthschaft betreffend von einem Landwirthe. Mit Kupfern. Aus dem Englischen (von Christian Friedrich Jünger). Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1776. Mit drei gefalteten Kupfertafeln. XXIV, 422 S. - Holzmann-Bohatta IV,9712. - Enthält umfangreiche Untersuchungen zu zahlreichen Aspekten der Landwitschaft: Einfassungen und Zäune; Austrocknung von Morasten und sumpfigen Feldern; wie man Heu machen soll; Untersuchungen über verschiedene Viehweiden und wie sie zu verbessern seien; welche Tiere am wirtschaftlichsten gemeinsam gehalten werden können usw. - Einband etwas berieben und leicht fleckig, Exlibris und Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Vorsatz, letzte Tafel leicht angerändert, etwas gebräunt. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kurzgefaßte Beschreibung der Handlung der vornehmsten europäischen Staaten. Erster Theil und zweyter Theil: Erste Abtheilung (alles von Struensee verfaßte).

      Liegnitz und Leipzig in der David Siegertischen Buchhandlung 1778 - Titel, 6 Bll., 510 S., Titel, 230 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. Humpert 6146. Nicht bei Kress und Goldsmith. - 1782 erschien als Ergänzug noch ein 120-seitiger Teil 2.2 über die Hansestädte und deutsche Reichskreise, verfaßt von J. Ch. Sinapius. - Der in Halle geborene Karl Gustav von Struensee (1735-1804) studierte Mathematik und Philosophie und wurde schon 1757 Professor an der Ritterakademie in Liegnitz. Er beschäftigte sich intensiv mit dem Kriegswesen und veröffentlichte 1760 seine "Anfangsgründe der Artillerie", ein Buch, das jahrzehntelang als Standardwerk galt und auch von Friedrich II. gelobt wurde. Auf Veranlassung seines Bruders Johann Friedrich von Struensee ging er 1769 nach Kopenhagen, wurde dänischer Justizrat und Mitglied des Finanzkollegiums. In den Sturz seines Bruders 1770 verwickelt, wurde er mehrere Monate eingekerkert und kehrte 1772 nach Preußen zurück. Seine von Friedrich II. gewünschte Wiedereinstellung an der Ritterakademie lehnte er ab und machte sich, auf seine erfolgreichen Erfahrungen in Kopenhagen aufbauend, an das Studium der Volkswirtschaft. "Nunmehr sah sich der König, dessen scharfer Blick jetzt die Brauchbarkeit Struensee's für die Verwaltung erkannte, zu Struensee's unverzüglicher Berufung nach Elbing als Bankdirector bewogen (1777). St. erwarb sich in dieser Stellung wesentliche Verdienste. Außerdem gab er ungenannt ein volkswirthschaftliches Werk heraus: 'Kurzgefaßte Beschreibung der Handlung .', das von St. nicht vollendet wurde. 1782 wurde er als Oberfinanzrat und Direktor der Seehandlung nach Berlin berufen "und wurde 1791 preußischer Staatsminister und Chef des Akzise- und Zolldepartements, vermochte aber die in seinen Schriften empfohlenen Reformen im Finanzwesen nicht durchzuführen" (Meyers 6.Aufl.). - Kapitale etwas bestoßen, durchgängig etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt. Dekoratives Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REMISSOENS DAS LEYS NOVISSIMAS, DECRETOS, A VISOS, EMAIS DISPOSICOENS 1778 PARTE I

      PORTUGAL : de JOAO ANTONIO DA SILVA, 1778. Book. Good. Hardcover. TITLE: REMISSOENS DAS LEYS NOVISSIMAS, DECRETOS, A VISOS, EMAIS DISPOSICOENS 1778 PARTE I. AUTHOR: (UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, BOOK IS IN A FOREIGN LANUAGE!!!!) PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: (UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, BOOK IS IN A FOREIGN LANUAGE!!!!) Na Officina de JOAO ANTONIO DA SILVA, LISBOA 1778 EDITION: First Edition assumed CATEGORY: Foreign, Super Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: BROWN LEATHER CONDITION: (UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, BOOK IS IN A FOREIGN LANUAGE!!!!) The outside is in good condition; there is a chip to the leather at the back board along the bottom corner edge. The front first free endpaper has a dark look at the top which may have come from the top edge of the leather having moisture over a long period of time. There are three old style names written in the book (one on the inside board, two on the first front free endpaper); these signatures may be important with one possibly referencing the queen. Book is without marks or writings, pages are fairly clean and book is tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. PARTE I. SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 330 pages. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: (UNSURE ABOUT TITLE, AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, BOOK IS IN A FOREIGN LANUAGE!!!!) PARTE I. REMISSOENS DAS LEYS NOVISSIMAS, DECRETOS, A VISOS, EMAIS DISPOSICOENS, Que fe promulgarao nao fo no fempre feliz, e memoravel Reinado da Mageflade Fideliffima DE ELREI DOM JOZE' O I. MASTAMBEM AS DO PRESENTE REINADO, RAINHA NOSSA SENHORA - DONA MARIA I. AO ILLUSTRISSIMO, E EXCELLENTISSIMO SENHOR D. THOMAZ DE LIMA. FOR JOZE ROBERTO M.C.C. E SOUSA. The language may be Portuguese. There are no other copies (parte I or II) of this book found for sale on the internet at the time of this research!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 146k+ E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 007390 .

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        Traité des eaux minérales de Chateldon, de celles de Vichy et Haute-Rive en Bourbonnois, avec le détail de leurs propriétés Médicinales & leur analyse.

      Chez la veuve Faure et chez Didot 1778 - - Chez la veuve Faure et chez Didot, A Moulins et à Paris 1778, In 12 (10x17,5cm), xxiv, 301pp. (3), relié. - Edition originale. Demi Chagrin à coin tabac fin XIXe signé V. Krafft. Dos à nerfs élégamment orné. Pièce de titre de chagrin noir. Filets sur les plats. Tranches rouge. Date en queue. Bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi. Après avoir éprouvé le bienfaits des eaux minérales de Vichy sur lui-même, l'auteur, médecin et résident à Vichy s'est donné pour objet d'étude et d'analyse les principales sources de Vichy dont il rend compte dans ce traité, n'hésitant pas à qualifier les eaux de Chateldon, les eaux les plus médicinales d'Europe. xxiv, 301pp. (3) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire De l'Amérique

      Panckoucke, Paris 1778 - 4 volumes in-12, reliure plein veau raciné d'époque, dos à cinq nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches marbrées, filet doré sur les coupes, signets, XXVII-table des sommaires pp.28-34-2 cartes dépliantes-400 p. + 653 p. + 586 p. + 330-2 cartes dépliantes-1 table chronologique du Mexique dépliante-493 p.[pagination erronée de la page 489 à 493 notées 429 à 433]-3 p. d'errata-3 p. de privilège. Première édition de la traduction française [par Suard et Jansen] de l'ouvrage de W. Robertson (1721-1793), principal de l'Université d'Edimbourg et historiographe de sa Majesté Britannique pour l'Ecosse, qui fut publiée à Paris, à peine deux ans après la déclaration d'indépendance des jeunes Etats-Unis d'Amérique. L'édition anglaise était parue en 1777. L'ouvrage de Robertson a souvent été salué par son travail rigoureux à partir de sources bibliographiques : Le tome IV contient (pp.434 à 459) d'ailleurs un intéressant "catalogue des livres et manuscrits espagnols que M. Robertson cite dans cette histoire". Les cartes dépliantes contenues dans l'ouvrage sont gravées par Benard. Coiffes inférieures des vol. I, II, III abimées, coiffe supérieure du vol. III abimée, petit manque à la coiffe du vol. I, coins un peu usés, galeries de vers au niveau des mors en bas des plats supérieurs, petit manque à la pièce de titre du tome 3, quelques épidermures. Très bon exemplaire, bien complet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'Amérique.

      Panckoucke, Paris 1778 - 3 volumes in-8. Basane mouchetée de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné (quelques coiffes usées, coins un peu émoussés). 4 grandes cartes dépliantes et une planche (table chronologique des Mexicains). "Dans cette histoire les faits de la conquête du Mexique et du Pérou y sont éclaircis et exposés avec une impartialité à laquelle les Espagnols eux-mêmes se plurent à rendre hommage, bien qu'ils n'y fussent pas ménagés"P. Larousse.

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        Geschichte der Regierung Kaiser Carls V. Nebst einem Abrisse des Wachsthums und Fortgangs des gesellschaftlichen Lebens in Europa, bis auf den Anfang des sechszehnten Jahrhunderts., Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Matth. Theod. Christ. Mittelstedt.

      Braunschweig, VWaisenhaus Buchhandlung, 1778/1770. - [ 8Bll.], 519 S. [12 Bll.], [1 Bl.] 616 S. [1 Bl.]; [1 Bl.] 580 S.[37 Bll.] mit drei gestochenen Vignetten auf dem Titelblatt. Vgl. Graesse VI, 138; Hauptwerk des schottischen Historikers und Voltairte Schülers Matth. Theodor Christoph Mittelstedt. Robertson (1721-1793) in sehr wohlerhaltenem und dekorativem Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Halblderband der Zeit mit jeweils wei farbigen Goldgeprägten Titelrückenschildern. Zweyte Auflage (Band 1 von neuem durchgesehen und Mmit Anmerkungen begleitet) Band zwei und drei in erster Auflage. 3 Bände

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        CRONICA del Religioso, Observantisimo Real Monasterio de MARIA SANTISIMA DE LA ENCARNACION, Religiosas Franciscas Descalzas de la Primera Regla de. VILLA DE MULA, Diocesi de CARTAGENA, Reyno de Murcia.

      Felipe Teruel, Murcia 1778 - 3 vols. 8º. Port, 7h, 414p, 4h = port, 1h, 415-882p, 3h = port, 1h, 883-1439p, 3h. (No coinciden con la paginación de Palau). Pergamino. "- Palau 174717 "Obra difícil de encontrar completa. Sólo el Tomo II en la Bib. Nac. de Madrid"." 1778-79

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        A Tour in Wales MDCCLXXIII

      Henry Hughes, London 1778 - In full brown leather, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, covers scratched. Spine is modern, blind and gilt tooling, title in gilt, a different shade to covers. Internally, new marbled endpapers, relaid bookplate of Sir Joseph Mowbey to fep, engraved title page with vignette of Caergwrle Castle by Moses Griffith, [2], (vi), [2], 455 pp, [1], [10] index and adverts, 26/26 pl, some light offsetting. Pennants tour in Wales actually took place in 1773, MDCLXX was corrected by hand to MDCLXXIII on a number of copies, but not this one, usual pagination errors but complete. A really nice copy, clean, tight with the absolute minimum amount of foxing. Not often seen as good as this, shame about the spine! This publication was followed by a printing in Dublin in 1779, and then a Journey to Snowdon Part 1 in 1781, then part 2 in 1783 which combined into 2 volumes 3 parts in 1784! (ESTC T133752. Allibone 1553) After the success of his earlier Tour of Scotland, Pennant undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778¿83). See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOHANNIS VOET JCTI & ANTECESSORIS IN ACADEMIA LUGDUNO-BATAVA COMMENTARIUS AD PANDECTAS. IN QUO PRÆTER ROMANI JURIS PRINCIPIA AC CONTROVERSIAS ILLUSTRIORES, JUS ETIAM HODIERNUM, & PRÆCIPUÆ FORI QUÆSTIONES EXCUTIUNTUR. Tomus primus, continet duos & viginti libros priores. Tomus secundus continet octo & viginti libros posteriores. Editio ultima accuratior. Cum novo indice generali locupletissimo Materiarum in duobus Tomis contentarum, alioque Titulorum

      Coloniæ Allobrogum (Genève) apud Fratres de Tournes 1778 - , 2 vol. in-folio, veau blond moucheté, dos à nerfs ornés, tit. dorés sur pc. bordeaux, tr. rouges, roulette sur les coupes, ex-libris ancien, impression en 2 colonnes, (épidermures sur les plats, manques aux coiffes, aux coins et aux coupes, attaques de vers et mouillures en marge de pied fragilisant le papier), (7 f.)-792 / 978 p.-(80 f.).

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        COMMENTARIUS AD PANDECTAS, in quo praeter Romani Juris principia ac controversias illustriores, Neapoli 1778-1781, Typographia Ursiniana, 1778

      - cm 18 x 24,5, ril. coeva mz, perg. con piatti ricoperti in carta decorata, qualche spellatura ai dorsi, danni al dorso del sec. volume, interno con macchioline diffuse e carta legg. stanca, testo in latino su due colonne. EDITIO PRIMA NEAPOLITANA. Ritratto dell'autore a lato frontespizio del primo volume . Volume I 1778 - pp. 472 (XII). Volume II 1778 - pp. 420. Volume III 1778 - pp. 510. Volume IV 1780 - pp. 456. Volume V 1780 - pp. 560. Volume VI 1781 - pp. 570. Volume VII 1781 - pp. 208, con index generalis rerum et materiarum. In questo volume sono uniti, ciascuno con proprio frontespizio : De Familia Erciscunda liber singularis pp. 88 (1781). De Jure militari liber singularis pp. 94 (1781). I sette volumi assieme

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        AL with autogr. signature at the beginning.

      [Paris], n. y. - 4to. 1 p. In French, to the violin virtuoso Alexandre Boucher (1778-1861), congratulating him for his success and sending him a "billet de Banque pour le plaisir qu’il nous a procuré en jouant à son concert du cinq mai". - The primadonna of the Grand Opéra, celebrated in Milano and London, was allegedly not only Napoleon’s favourite singer, but also his mistress, as well as that of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. - Edges slightly damaged.

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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1779

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Hall and Sellers, [1778].. [36]pp. including in-text woodcut illustrations. 12mo. Printed self- wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Light soiling and scattered foxing. Overall very good. Revolutionary War-era Poor Richard's almanac, containing numerous aphorisms, anecdotes, and medicinal recipes. This was evidently printed just before Hall and Sellers would have fled Philadelphia before the advancing British. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5]. DRAKE 10079. EVANS 16067. NAIP w022794.

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        North America - Pair of Maps] Partie Septentrionale Des Possessions Angloise en Amerique. Pour servire d'intelligence a la guerre présente entre les Anglois et leurs Colonies Dresée sur les Meilleurs Carte du Pays traduite de l'Anglois, de Michel à Paris à l'Hotel de Soubise [and] Partie Meridionale Des Possessions Angloise en Amerique. Pour servire d'intelligence a la guerre présente entre les Anglois et leurs Colonies Dresée sur les Meilleurs Carte du Pays traduite de l'Anglois à Paris à l'Hotel de Soubise

      R.-J. Julien, Rue du Chaume à l'Hôtel de Soubise, Paris 1778 - An extremely rare and beautifully engraved pair of maps of the American Colonies depicted during the Revolutionary War This very elegant matched pair of maps, when considered together, embraces the Atlantic seaboard of America from Georgia up to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and into the interior to include the Appalachians and the Ohio Valley. The two maps divide horizontally at a point just south of New York City. These maps very rarely appear as a complete pair, as originally intended, and the southern sheet seems to be exceptionally scarce. They were produced by Verrier and Perrier, who assumed management of Roch-Josèphe Julien's establishment in 1777. Described as "the first true map shop in Paris," it was located at the Hôtel de Soubise, a magnificent palace that was an architectural jewel of the rococo period. Verrier and Perrier responded to the French public's great demand for maps of America following their country's entry into the Revolutionary War in support of the American cause, pursuant to the Treaty of Alliance of February, 1778, a diplomatic success realised by the efforts of Benjamin Franklin. Like other French cartographers, Verrier and Perrier faced great challenges in devising their maps, as their nation lacked independent North American cartographic sources since its effective expulsion from the continent in 1763 following the Seven Years War. Records show that in March, 1778 they wrote to England's most eminent cartographer, William Faden requesting new material. They then went to great effort and expense to produce this magnificent matched pair of maps based on John Mitchell's A Map of the British & French Dominions in North America (1755), which was by far the era's most influential map of the subject. This pair of maps were amongst the first and most detailed, and certainly one of the finest French cartographic representations of the entire theatre of the Revolutionary War. At the time that they were made, the French were sending the naval force of the Comte D'Estaing to assist the Americans, who although having bested the British in New England, were facing renewed threats from Britain's Royal Navy. The British had effective control of Canada, New York City and Newport, Rhode Island, but were preparing a dramatic southern offensive which would see them seizing Savannah, Georgia in December, 1778. While the initial endeavors of the Franco-American alliance did not turn out as planned, the intervention of the Comte de Rochambeau proved to be a decisive element in securing the ultimate victory of the Americans, an outcome effectively secured at the Battle of Yorktown in October, 1781. Both of the map sheets are adorned with highly elegant cartouches, the one on the top sheet features an Indian maiden astride laurel boughs, and the one on the lower sheet evinces a nautical theme. Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies , 161; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 778.2 (top sheet only); cf. Pedley, 'Maps, War and Commerce: Business Correspondence with the London Map Firm of Thomas Jefferys and William Faden,' Imago Mundi 48. Copper-engraved maps, with original outline colour, in excellent condition.

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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, Ghirlandaio, 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 and a few small tears in the top and bottom margins.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Kst.- Karte, Kartensatz, 12 Blatt zusammensetzbar, b. A. Zatta, "Le Colonie unite dell' America settentrle di nuova projezione ASS. EE. Li Signori Riformatori dello Studio di Padova".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1778, je 31,5 x 42 cm.. Tooley, Mapping of America, S. 317; Portinaro & Knirsch, The Carthography of North America, Plate CXLIII - CLIII. - Zatta's Karte der Oststaaten ist eine Copie der Mitchell - Karte "A map of the British and French Dominions of North America", der 2. großformatigen Karte der USA ( Tooley). Die ital. Version erschien 1778 im "Atlante Novissimo" und besitzt, anders als die Mitchelkarte, zwei Einsatzkarten a) Jamaika und b) die Bermudas; zu letzterer sagt Tooley "includes a high decorative map of Bermuda". Zusammengesetzt ergibt sich eine Kartengröße von 122 x 123,5 cm die unten rechts eine prachtvolle Kartusche ( altkolor. ) besitzt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        La Parte Occidentale Della Nuova Francia O Canada?

      Venice 1778 - A stunning and attractive four-sheet, large scale map of the Great Lakes, put together and laid down on acid-free canvas for long term presevation. This set of maps of the Great Lakes from the North American section of Zatta's "Atlante Novissimo", one of the major Italian atlases of the 18th century, are based on Mitchell's important map of 1755 (with updates such as a reference to Bourgoyne's defeat at Saratoga, among others). Mitchell's work was the most influential map of North America made in the 18th century. There were twenty-one editions of Mitchell's map published between 1755 and 1781. Though it was first published in 1755, it was used by negotiators in Paris in 1783 to determine the boundaries of the new United States. It is interesting to note that Zatta's derivative was published in 1778., Size : 640x860 (mm), 25.125x33.875 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring, 0

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Isola di Minorca

      Venecia 1778 - Mapa calcográfico en color original.49x38 cms.Mapa que muestra la isla de Menorca y un inserto en parte inferior con el puerto de Mahón.este mapa pertenecía a la obra "Atlante Novissimo" que en tres tomos y con más de 200 mapas es unos de los atlas Italianos más importantes del s XVIII.Muy buen estado de conservación.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontes]
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        Map / Chart of Eastern Canada- Hudson Bay, Newfoundland, Greenland, Labrador): La Baya D' Hudson Terra Di Labrador e Groenlandia Con Le Isole Adiacenti.

      Antionio Zatta, Venice 1778 - Near fine, early outline color with small decorative cartouche. The date is from the map plate, but this was published in 'Atlante Novissimo", which came out c. 1779. Zatta was a major Italian cartographer of the time, and his works are increasingly popular with collectors. This scarce copper-plate engraved map has very wide margins, and the image measures 11.5x16 inches. There is a quite a bit of coastal detail of Labrador, Neewfoundland and southern Greenland, but the central focus is on Hudson Bay, with available native American details noted.

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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