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        Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les Bas fonds, Passes, Entrees, Sondes et Routes. Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est d'apres les Dessins de Navigateurs Experimentes, principal d'apres A. Smith Pilote de St. Marys; Comparees avec les Nouvelles Levees de Virginie et Maryland

      George Louis Le Rouge, Paris 1778 - Marvelous Chesapeake Bay chart made during the American Revolution The first French edition of Chesapeake pilot Anthony Smith's highly detailed chart of Chesapeake Bay and the rivers that converge in it. As Pritchard points out, pilots were offering themselves for hire to visiting merchant ships from the 1640s onward, so hazardous are sand spits, currents and shoals. Given the critical need, it is surprising how few charts were made in the 18th century. In making his chart, Anthony Smith, of St, Mary's County in Maryland, took the most important cartographical works on the region: Walter Hoxton's 1735 chart and Fry and Jefferson's map of Virginia and added to this information many soundings in the mouths of Western shore rivers, making it the best chart of the Bay. As such, it was published by George Louis Le Rouge in the Pilote Americain Septentrionale in 1778, the year in which the French formally allied with the Americans. The LeRouge is undoubtedly based on the 2nd English edition of 1777. The first two editions of Smith's chart are virtually unobtainable, so the LeRouge edition (the third) in a large, wall map scale, represents an opportunity for collectors to see in detail the places where on sea and land the British endured their final defeat. Three years after it was issued, the French fleet, having driven off the British, blockaded the Bay and surrounded the Yorktown peninsula, which, in concert with Washington's siege, forced the British to surrender. Degrees of Latitude 48; Sellers & Van Ee, 1496. Copper-engraved map. 4 sheets intended to be joined. In this example, the sheets have been joined in pairs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le vicende di Milano durante la guerra con Federigo I Imperadore.

      per Antonio Agnelli nell Imperial Monistero di S.Ambrogio Maggiore, in Milano 1778 - Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con fregi e titolo oro al ds. (minime tracce di restauro alla cuffia superiore). Tagli a spruzzo. Ex libris Felicis Calvi . Ottimo e fresco esemplare su carta azzurra. Edizione originale. Lozzi I, 2633. 4to (cm. 25), 3 cc.nn. (compresi antiporta e frontis. interamente inciso), XL-300 pp., una tavola con iscrizioni, una grande pianta della città più volte rip., num.se testatine (anche con vedute), capilettera fig. e finalini.

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        MEMORIE DELLA BADIA DI S. TOMMASO IN FOGLIA nel contado di Pesaro.

      Gavelli,, Pesaro, 1778 - in folio, pp. 183, leg. cart. alla rust. coeva. Con alcune incis. n.t. Da pag. 135 al fine sono raccolti 49 documenti di archivio dal 1047 al 1764. Lozzi 3516: "Non comune". Bell'esempl. [015]

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

      Dalle Stampe di Antonio Zatta, Venice 1778 - 2 vols., 8vo: lii, 288; iv, 294 pp. Bound in original Italian decorated paper boards, original printed paper label on spine. Preserved in a brown cloth protective case ONE OF THE EARLY SOURCES OF AMERICAN HISTORY INDEPENDANCE WAR AND BIRTH THE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. EXTREMELY SCARCE ITALIAN EDITION PRESERVED IN ORIGINAL, UNSOPHISTICATED CONDITION. This well-known work was published only four years after the Boston Tea Party and offers a strictly contemporary account of the American Revolution, here given by an erudite, impartial observer. Contents: VOLUME ONE contains 14 chapters: 1. History of Canada; 2. History of Hudson Bay; 3. History of Terranova Island; 4. History of New Scotland; 5. History of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut forming New England; 6. History of New York; 7. History of New Jersey; 8. History of Pennsylvania; 9. History of Virginia; 10.History of Maryland; 11.History of Carolina; 12.History of Georgia; 13.History of Florida; 14. History of Louisiana. VOLUME TWO contains 10 chapters on American Independence and the Civil War: 1. Population of Anglo-American Provinces; 2. Advantages of living in North America colonies; 3. Governments established in British Colonies of North America; 4. Coins of North America; 5. Industry and Commerce Restrictions for British colonies of North America; 6. Questions about the right of England to establish certain impositions on the colonies of North America; 7. English Taxation of the Colonists; 8. British-imposed restrictions; 9. Colonies to break ties with England; 10. Cooperation of European Nations toward the Independence of the Colonies. -- Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796), was a leading Enlightenment philosopher and writer, that was educated at the Jesuit school and received priest's orders, but he was dismissed for unexplained reasons. Raynal wrote an history of British Parliament (L'Histoire du parlement d'Angleterre, London, 1748) but he is renowned for his major work about European commerces in New World (L'Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes, Amsterdam, 1770). This account of his observations of plantation societies in the Americas portrayed the horrors of colonial slavery and predicted the end of European colonialism in the Americas. Raynal was also a gifted polemicist and supporter of the American Revolution. In his 1782 pamphlet, Revolution d'Amerique, written before the war concluded and published simultaneously in France and America, Raynal justified American independence and France's participation in the war. He advised the newborn United States to avoid the pitfalls that had plagued "old" Europe since the 16th century -- greed, empire-building, and religious intolerance. Raynal dreamed a peaceful revolution also in France: but he realized the impossibility of this, and, in terror of the proceedings for which the writings of himself and his friends had prepared the way, he sent to the Constituent Assembly an address, which was read on 1791, deprecating the violence of its reforms. During the Terror, Raynal lived in retirement at Passy and at Montlhery. On the establishment of the Directory in 1795 he became a member of the newly organized Institute of France, one year before his death. The American War of Independence was an international matter from its very beginning. The conflict involved participants from the British Isles, France, Germany, Africa, and the Caribbean -- not to mention the diverse populations of the 13 colonies and the many Native American tribes. This linguistic, cultural, and political diversity was also reflected in contemporary writings about the conflict. The earliest histories of the American Revolution, written between 1783 and 1815, self-consciously crafted narratives that celebrated republican institutions and the pursuit of liberty and freedom. These works aimed to create a unified, "national" history. They did not reflect t [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vite dei piu celebri architetti, e scultori veneziani che fiorirono nel secolo decimosesto, scritte da Tommaso Temanza architetto ed ingegnere della Sereniss. Repubblica di Venezia. Socio onorario delle Reali Accademie di Parigi, e di Tolosa in Francia, ed in Italia. Della Clementina di Bologna, della Olimpica di Vicenza, e dei Ricovrati di Padova. Libro primo [-secondo]. Trid.restitutum, Pii V Pontificis Maximiiussu editum, et Clementis VIII, auctoritate recognitum. (unito a) Missae propriae Sanctorum tum de praecepto, tum ad Libitum; Juxta recentiora Decreta Summorum Pontificum emanatae., avec une explication par S.-Ph. Chaude; et publiees par F. et P. Piranesi, freres. Tome 1.

      In Venezia : nella stamperia di C. Palese, 1778 - In-4 XIV (2) 550 (2) qualche incisione nel testo. Sul frontespizio, stampato in rosso e nero, marca calcogr. (Due corone d'alloro e una di palma intrecciate; motto: Amat victoria curam). A p. 147 un occhietto introduce il libro secondo: Delle vite de' piu celebri architetti, e scultori veneziani che fiorirono nel secolo XVI. Libro secondo. Legatura in mezzapelle con piatti in carta marmorizzata; fregi e caratteri in oro al dorso. Cuffia superiore leggermente scollata. Carta vergata forte e croccante. Bellissimo esemplare. Cicogna afferma "E' de' più importanti libri Veneziani in questo argomento". Mentre il Cicognara " Eccellente opera, e la sola che fin'ora abbia conservate a noi le memorie de' primi architetti dopo il risorgimento dell'arte, che sono i Veneziani, con pace, e con rispetto di tutte le altre nazioni". Temanza Tommaso (1705-1789): architetto, ingegnere idraulico, scrittore. A Venezia ricopri la carica di proto del Magistrato alle Acque; costrui a Venezia e a Padova; pubblico numerose opere in particolare di carattere architettonico e archeologico. Nato e morto a Venezia. Cicogna n 4802. Cicognara 2378. Graesse Vol 6 p.48. Brunet Vol 3 p.419. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thesaurus Dissertationum, Programmatum, Aliorumque Opusculorum Selectissimorum; Ad Omnem Midicinae Ambitum Pertinentium.

      Leiden (- London - Paris - Leipzig), J. Luchtmanns, P. v. D. Eyk, D. Vygh. (- P. Elmsly. - Didot Junior - J. F. Gleditsch) 1778. - Bd. 1 u. 2 Titelauflage, Bd. 3 Erstausgabe. 3 Bände. 25 x 22 cm. XV, 572 S.; 4 Bll., VIII, 623 S.; XV, 575 S. Karton der Zeit mit zwei stark beschabten Rsch. Ecken und Kapitale aufgestoßen. Rot gesprenkelter Seitenschnitt, angestaubt. Innen leicht gebräunt, stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Volumen Primum (Auszug I-V): I: M. George Christian Reichel: De Epiphysium ab ossium Diaphysi diductione. 1759. Taf. 1 u. 2. II: Dissertatio de humeri Amputatione ex Articulo, quam Praeside Rudolfo Aug. Vogel, defendit auctor Petrus Henricus Dahl, 1760. Taf. 3. III: Programma Academicum quo Capsam Petitianam Pluribus Cruris Complicate Fracti Casibus. Aptandam Proponit Joannes Traugott Adolph. 1760. Tafel 4. IV: Nobilissimo Illustrissimo J. G. Zimmermanno M. D. de Morbo Nigro, Scirris Viscerum, Cephalea, Inoculatione, Irritabilitate, cum Cadaverum Sectioniub S. A. D. Tissot M. D. 1760. V: Historia Medica Morbi Epidemici sive Febris Petechialis auqe ab anno 1759. Fere Finiente usque ad annum 1759. Viennae Grassate est cui Adjecta Notabilium Observationum anatomicaru Decas. Auctore Joann. Georg Hasenöhrl, 1760. Mit 25 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Enthält 66 medizinische Arbeiten, viele zur Neuroanatomie. Sandiforts internationale Auswahl trifft bemerkenswert viele Autoren und Arbeiten, die heute Aufnahme in Garrison-M. gefunden haben. Insgesamt sauberes Exemplar, die Stiche manchmal stockfleckig. Schöne, gestochene Vignetten With 25 folded copper engravings. Including 66 medical works, many of them about neuro anatomy. Sandiforts international range fixes many authors and works, these are today in the collection "Garrison-M." All in all exemplar in clean condition, the etchings sometimes foxed. Binding chamferred and rubbed. Eduard Sandifort (* 14. November 1742 in Dordrecht; † 12. Februar 1814 in Leiden) war ein niederländischer Anatom und gilt als Vater der pathologischen Ikonographie. (Wikip.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dei conduttori per preservare gli edifizj da'fulmini. Memorie. In questa nuova Edizione ritoccate ed accresciute di un'Appendice su i fatti più recenti, per dichiarazione e conferma del sistema dell'Autore sulla disposizione dei Conduttori medesimi.

      presso Gaspare Storti, alla Fortezza,, in Venezia, 1778 - 2 opere in un vol. in-4° (242x172mm) in legatura coeva m. pelle e angoli con titolo in oro entro tassello e filetti in oro al dorso. Uno strappo marginale senza perdita di testo alle pp. 31-32 della seconda opera, che presenta altresì sparsi aloni marginali, alle ultime pp. e alle tabelle ripiegate. Bell'esemplare nell'insieme. Contiene: 1) Toaldo, Dei conduttori per preservare gli edifizj da'fulmini, cit., pp. XII, 104, 44. Le 44 pp. finali, con autonomo occhietto e autonoma paginazione, contengono le "Nuove considerazioni sopra i conduttori del Sig. Barbier di Tinan Accademico di Dijon. Traduzione dal Francese". Frontespizio con vignetta allegorica con Pallade Atena e antico ex-libris calligrafico. Una testatina istoriata in calcografia, capilettera ornati, vignetta con putti incisa al colophon. In fine, 2 tavv. ripiegate incise su rame da Zuliani, su invenzione di Castellani, con raffigurazioni di parafulmini da applicare a vari edifici. Seconda edizione (la prima è del 1774) di questo importante studio sui fulmini e i conduttori elettrici utilizzati come protezione da essi nelle abitazioni private e nelle più varie sedi, profondamente influenzato dalle ricerche di Benjamin Franklin. Wheeler Gift, I, n. 449 (per la prima edizione). Riccardi, II, 526. Rossetti-Cantoni, 97. Morazzoni, 258. Poggendorff, II, 1113. 2) Toaldo, Della vera influenza degli astri sulle stagioni e mutazioni di tempo. Saggio meteorologico. Nuova edizione di molto accresciuta, e migliorata. In Padova, nella Stamperia del Seminario, 1781, pp. XVI, 230. Vignetta incisa al frontespizio. Capilettera ornati o figurati incisi su rame. 4 tabelle ripiegate in fine. Seconda edizione, riveduta e ampliata rispetto alla prima del 1770, di questo rilevantissimo studio sulle interrelazioni fra fenomeni astronomici e fenomeni meteorologici. Le pp. 216-228 contengono "I Pronostici di Arato tradotti dal greco dal Giovinetto Signor Antonio Luigi Bricci veronese". Cfr. Riccardi, II, 525:3.3. Houzeau / Lancaster, 5465. Ronalds, 500. Motteley, 253. Cantamessa, 4511. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Gerusalemme liberata (2 Bde. compl.).

      Londra, Tom. Masi & Com., 1778 - 16°, Fronti., Titelkupfer, XIV, 331 S., 10 Kupferstiche; Fronti., Titelkupfer, 337 S., 10 Kupferstiche, HPerg. d. Zeit goldgeprägt, Rückenschild, Notiz a. Dedikationsblatt, etwas angeschmutzt, min.stockfleckig Die Kupfern in sehr guten Abzügen. Kupferstiche: «Ioan. Lapi inv. et sculp. Libur.» von Giovanni Lapi (gest. 1772) Kupferstecher in Livorno.Torquato Tasso (1544 -1595) italienischer Dichter der Gegenreformation. Am bekanntesten wurde er durch dieses Werk (ins Deutsche übersetzt als Gottfried von Bulljon), in welchem er ein fiktives Gefecht zwischen Christen und Muslimen am Ende des Ersten Kreuzzuges während der Belagerung von Jerusalem beschreibt; bekannt wurde er auch durch die Geisteskrankheit, an der er den größten Teil seines Lebens litt.Torquato Tasso war der Sohn von Bernardo Tasso, einem Adligen aus Bergamo, der einer Seitenlinie des Geschlechts von Thurn und Taxis (italienisch: di Torre e Tasso) entstammt. 1100 gr.

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        Observations Sur La Constitution Militaire et Politique Des Armées De Sa majesté Prussienne. Avec qulques anecdotes de la vie privée de ce monarque. (1778)

      Amsterdam, 1778 With all details of the Military State of Prussia in 1774. Contains the names of the Generals & Majors Officers by seniority rank, that of the Infantry Regiments of Campaign, of Garrison, Cavalry, Dragons, Hussars & Bosniacs. The author of this magnificant military work, Jacques-Antoine-Hippolyte, Comte de Guibert (12 November 1743 ?" 6 May 1790) was a French general and military writer.; Pagination: False title - Title page - 194 pages (the last two pages missing); 19 x 12 cm; Text in France; CONDITION: Binding is tight, paper boards worn. Pages a bit wavy and mostly worn to the extremities. A bit of wetting. Inscription from the time to the title page. The last leaf missing. Overall the condition to be VERY GOOD -.

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        Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland Dressee sur la Grande Carte Angloise de Mrs. Josue Fry et Pierre Jefferson.

      1778 - Ca. 1778. Original outline color detailed map of pre-Revolutionary war Virginia, the earliest map to accurately depict the interior of Virginia. Based on the Fry & Jefferson map of 1751, and published in the Atlas Universel. Below the cartouche to the left appears the name of the engraver of the cartouche, Charles Jacques Groux, who engraved the cartouche on the editions of this map published from 1778 on. The map was reduced from four sheets to one; it includes De La War, the southern end of New Jersey and Philadelphia. With title cartouche and scale at lower right. Title in French; map place names in English. Image size: 25 1/2 x 19". Paper size: 30 1/4 x 22". Faint damp staining at lower and left margins; two ownership stamps on verso (not visible on the map side), otherwise very good. Pedley, M.S. 470/1; Sellers & Van Ee 143

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        A Lineated barbet, Megalaima lineate, on a juniper Tree

      India UNIQUE INDIAN WATERCOLOR FROM THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT IMPEY COLLECTION Pencil, pen and ink and watercolor with gum arabic, heightened with touches of white Paper size: 20 7/8" x 27 3/8"; frame size: 30 3/4" x 37 1/8" Inscribed: Honest Face/ In the Collection of Lady Impey in Calcutta/ Painted by [Shaikh Zayn-al-Din] Native of Patna 1778 (lower left) and further inscribed in Urdu and Persian (lower left) and numbered 58 (upper left) Provenance: Sir Elijah and Lady Impey During the years that Sir Elijah Impey (1732-1809) and his wife Mary spent in India, they commissioned a unique and highly important collection of original Indian artwork. In 1774, Sir Elijah was appointed the first Chief Justice in Bengal, as a result of the new Regulating Act which required the establishment of law courts in Calcutta. While he set about collecting Indian and Persian manuscripts and miniatures, his wife Mary, bound to the home by family duties and frequent childbirth, established a menagerie in the grounds of their Calcutta house. Recognizing a profound level of talent in several Indian artists, she employed at least three to paint the striking, exotic flora and fauna in her garden. Foremost among these artists were Shaikh Zayn-al-Din (fl. 1777-1782) and Ram Das (fl. 1777-1782). Both artists were trained in the Mughal tradition of the Persian court painters, and their work demonstrates outstanding talent for capturing detail and color. . Book.

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        Physiognomische Fragmente, zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntniß und Menschenliebe, Vierter Versuch.

      Leipzig u. Winterthur, Bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, und Heinrich Steiner und Compagnie, 1778.. 1. Ausgabe. 4. Band (von 4). XII, 490 S., 5 Bl., mit 64 Kuferstichtafeln und ca. 194 gestochenen Textillustrationen von u. nach D. Chodowiecki, J. H. Lips, J. R. Schellenberger u. a. 4°, Ganzlederband der Zeit mit orange-grünfarbenen Rückenschildern und reicher, ornamentaler Rückengoldprägung, farbiger Ganzschnitt und Buntpapier-Vorsatzblättern.. Goed. IV,1, 262, 31 a. - Schulte-Strath. 77a. - Neufforge 526. - Kippenberg 578. - Lanck-Oehler II, 222. Erste Ausgabe (des letzten Bandes), die laut Schulte-Str. nur in einer Auflage von 750 Exemplaren gedruckt wurde. - Der hier vorliegende, oft fehlende Band IV enthält u. a. Kapitel über Hände und Handschriften. - In einem zeitgenössischem, marmorierten Ganzledereinband! Die Rückenschilder rissig, teils mit leichtern Abrissen, die Deckel teils mit Kratzspuren, Stauchspuren und Bereibungen, die Goldprägung am Rücken vereinzelt etwas abgeblättert, die Ecken gestaucht, 3 Tafeln und 2 Textseiten hinterlegt, teils finger- und braunfleckig. Mit hübschen Buntpapierbezügen: Modelpapierdrucke mit ornamental-floralen Ranken und Blumenmuster in Altrosa auf hellgrüngestreifen Papieren! Mit einer interessanten Widmung auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt eines uns unbekannten Monsieru Sillien wohl aus Kroatien (Chateau de Verbovetz, Croatie) an einen B. Ratisbonne, General de finances a chalons sur Marne, datiert 24. April 1864, von Sillien signiert und mit hübschem roten Wachssiegel! Das Chateau de Verbovetz ist das Schloß der Familie Patacic (Patachich)! - Bei der Kollation der Textkupfer sind wir von den Abdrucken der Illustrationen ausgegangen, d.h. es wurden nur die als ein Textkupfer gezählt, die einen eigenen Abdruck aufweisen, so können mehrere Illustrationen auf einer Platte als eine Illustration gezählt worden sein. - Enth. unter den Kupfern auch die Folge: "Ueber Christusbilder", die 12 Tafeln und 14 Textkupfer zählt.

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        Plan de la Baye, Ville, et Environs de Baston

      Boston: Unknown, 1778. A STRIKING AND UNIQUE MANUSCRIPT MAP OF BOSTON DRAWN DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR Manuscript map in pen, ink, and wash Oblong folio, 18 ¼" x 23 ½" Circa 1778 This exquisitely drawn French plan of the city of Boston was intended for military (naval) use, and dates from the period of the French naval retreat to Boston harbor during the American Revolution. It is an important firsthand record of the city, drawn at a pivotal moment in American history. . Book.

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        AN ADDRESS OF THE CONGRESS TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [caption title; text then begins:] FRIENDS AND COUNTRYMEN, THREE YEARS HAVE NOW PASSED AWAY, SINCE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE PRESENT WAR

      Hartford: Watson & Goodwin, [1778].. Broadside, 16 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Old fold lines. Light wear and separation at some folds. Corners clipped; some light soiling and foxing. Docketed on verso in a contemporary hand. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. This Address to the American people, issued by the Continental Congress on May 7, 1778, was read and heard by much of the colonial American population. This moment, when the country's outlook was at its lowest, is a key point in American history. Congress encourages the American people to take heart, arguing that because the cause is just, and the Americans staunch, the United States will prevail. It is the very pivot of the Revolution. The Address was as widely circulated as other key early texts of the Revolution, appearing in nine different broadside editions in May and June of 1778, making it the most widely circulated Congressional proclamation of the war years after the Declaration of Independence itself. In the Spring of 1778 things were looking especially bleak for the fledgling United States. In the fall of 1777 the British had captured Philadelphia, causing the Congress to flee to York, Pennsylvania; Washington and the Continental Army had spent a harrowing winter at Valley Forge; and, the much awaited French alliance had yet to materialize. When news of Franklin's successful negotiation of the Treaty of Alliance arrived at the beginning of May, Congress swiftly ratified it and issued this Address to the nation telling them to take heart. On May 3, 1778, four days prior to the passage of this Address, Congress had unanimously ratified the French treaty. The Address emphasizes that America had sought compromise "with the Earnestness of humble intreaty," having "supplicated a Redress of our Grievances," but to no avail. Now, in the midst of war, "On one side we behold Fraud and Violence labouring in the Service of Despotism; on the other, Virtue and Fortitude supporting and establishing the Rights of human Nature." After denouncing the actions of the British in America at length, the broadside calls for the "strenuous unremitted Exertions" of the populace, proclaiming that "It hath now become morally certain that if we have courage to persevere, we shall establish our Liberties and Independence." The Address goes on to discuss financial and economic matters, both of the nation and the individuals: "They tell you, it is true, that your money is of no value; and your debts so enormous they can never be paid. But we tell you, that if Britain prosecutes the War another campaign, that single campaign will cost her more than we have hitherto expended....It becomes you deeply to reflect on this subject. Is there a country on earth, which hath such resources for the payment of her debts as America? Such an extensive territory? So fertile, so blessed in its climate and productions? Surely there is none....The sweets of a free commerce with every part of the earth will soon reimburse you for all the losses you have sustained. The full tide of wealth will flow in upon your shores, free from the arbitrary impositions of those, whose interest, and whose declared policy it was to check your growth. Your interests will be fostered and nourished by governments that derive their power from your grant, and will therefore be obliged by the influence of cogent necessity, to exert it in your favor." The broadside closes with this bold statement: "Thus shall the power and happiness of these sovereign free and independent states, founded on the virtue of their citizens, increase, extend and endure, until the Almighty shall blot out all the Empires of the Earth." The broadside is signed in type by Henry Laurens as President of Congress, followed by the resolve that it should be read by all ministers of every faith following church service, in order that it reach as wide an audience as possible. The Address was swiftly circulated and printed in nine separate broadside printings in the two months after its issuance on May 7, 1778. Editions appeared in York and Lancaster in Pennsylvania; Williamsburg, Baltimore, Hartford, Providence, Exeter, and two separate Boston editions. This Hartford printing is known in only one other copy, at the Connecticut Historical Society. All of the other printings of the Address are quite rare as well. Within the months after the issuance of the Address, the fortunes of the United States changed dramatically. On June 18 the British evacuated Philadelphia and were harried across New Jersey by Washington as they retreated to New York. A French fleet appeared off New York on July 11. The Address was not, to paraphrase Churchill, the end of the war, or even the beginning of the end; but it was the end of the beginning. A rare and important broadside, recording a pivotal moment in American history. EVANS 16101. NAIP w034393.

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        An Impartial History of the Present War in America Containing an Account of its Rise and Progress, the Political Springs thereof, with its various Successes and Disappointments, on Both Sides. 2 volume set

      London, Newcastle-upon -Tyne: R Baldwin, Vol 1, T Robson, Vol 2. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed. Spine ends worn. Hinges cracked. Tightly bound. Vol 1: Part of fold out map missing. Annotation in ink on p 446. Vol 2: Minor worm damage (extinct!) to base of eps and to base of first 40 and last 22 pages. Inscription of former owner on ep. 1778. [First Edition]. Brown leather cover. 215mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 573pp; 576pp. 22 engraved portraits + part map. Includes an address to George III by the author dated 1778. Engravings include Benjamin Franklin, Lord North, General Washington and Earl Percy.. Published: 1778-1780. .

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        Scorodomoff, Gabriel. - Nach Angelika Kauffmann. - "Abelard & Eloisa".

      . Farbkupferstich / Punktstich, 1778. Von Gabriel Scorodomoff, nach Angelica Kauffmann. 28,4 cm (Darstellung / Durchmesser) / 36,5 x 31,3 cm (Platte) / 37,5 x 32,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert: "Scorodomoff sculp.t". Darunter englisch bezeichnet: "ABELARD & ELOISA Surpris'd by FULBERT". Datum 1778 und Verlegeradresse H. Bryer in London. - Dargestellt ist Petrus Abaelardus 1079-1142), ein Vertreter der Frühscholastik, als Hauslehrer bei Heloisa. Die Folge der entdeckten Liebesbeziehung war für beide das Ordensleben. - Blatt schwach lichtrandig und mit fachkundig restaurierten winzigen Einrissen im oberen Rand. Ingesamt aber dem Alter entsprechend guter Zustand. Gabriel Scorodomoff (1748 St. Petersburg - 1792). Auch Gavril Inanovich und Gawril Ivanowitsch sowie Scorodumoff oder Skorodomoff. Russischer Maler und Radierer. Nach seiner Ankunft in England 1773 Schüler von Francesco Bartolozzi, von dem er die Technik der Stipplemanier übernahm. Erhielt als Reproduktionsstecher das Recht auf sämtliche Bilderfindungen von Angelika Kauffmann. Besonders geschätzt sind seine Blätter in feinster roter Punktmanier. Angelica Kauffmann (1741 Chur - 1807 Rom). Schweizerisch-österreichische Malerin und Radiererin. Erregte schon früh durch ihre künstlerische und musikalische Begabung Aufsehen. Tochter des Tochter des Porträt- und Freskenmalers Joseph Johann Kauffmann. Sie war Schülerin ihres Vaters und anderer Lehrer in Como und in Mailand. 1754-57 hielt sich die Familie in Mailand am Hofe des Herzogs Modena d'Este auf. Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter kehrte sie mit ihrem Vater nach Schwarzenberg zurück. 1757-59 führten sie mehrere Auträge nach Meersburg und Tettnang. 1760-62 unternahm sie mit ihrem Vater eine weitere Studienreise nach Italien (Mailand, Modena und Parma). 1762 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia Clementina di Bologna und erhielt das Diplom der Accademia del Disegno. 1763-66 war sie mit ihrem Vater in Rom ansässig. In dieser Zeit wurde sie mit dem Porträt von Johann Joachim Winckelmann bekannt. Zwischenzeitlich besuchte sie Neapel und Ischia. 1765 wurde sie Mitglied der Accademia di San Luca in Rom. 1766 übersiedelten sie von Italien nach London. Im Jahre 1768 gehörte sie als einzige Frau zu den Gründungsmitgliedern der Royal Academy. 1781 heiratete sie den venezianische Maler Antonio Zucchi. Darauf reiste das Paar und Kauffmanns Vater nach Flandern, Schwarzenberg, Verona und Padua. Nach dem Tod des Vaters 1782 in Venedig, richtete sich das Paar in Rom ein..

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        The Natural History of the Human Teeth: Explaining Their Structure, Use, Formation, Growth, and Diseases Bound Together with A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Teeth, Intended as a Supplement to the Natural History of Those Parts

      London: J. Johnson, 1778. Second Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. Part I is the second edition of that book originally published in 1771 and the supplemental section is in the original edition. Bound in 19th or early 20th century three-quarter leather over blue cloth boards. Leather is rubbed and worn at the corners and more heavily on the hinges and the spine. & & Internally sound and tight, heavy foxing to endpapers and title page but little to the rest of the book. All 16 plates present and in very good condition aside from plate 15 which has some slight soiling and discoloration to it and the opposing page of explanatory text. A landmark in the history of Dentistry by Hunter, widely considered the father of Scientific Surgery. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; Inventory No: 031776.

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        [ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS RECORDING THE WORK AND ACCOUNTS OF DANIEL CHAMIER, COMMISSARY GENERAL OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AMERICA DURING 1774 - 1777, DETAILING THE FUNDS EXPENDED FOR PROVISIONING THE BRITISH ARMY DURING THREE CRITICAL YEARS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

      [London, New York, Baltimore, & Newport, R.I. 1778-1798].. One manuscript document on a long vellum roll made up of fourteen skins, totaling 516 x 11 1/2 inches (i.e. 43 feet in length). Plus an additional twenty-one manuscript documents on folio and quarto sheets, as described below. Light wear, some occasional foxing or soiling. Overall, in very good condition. In two half morocco and cloth clamshell cases, one quarto and the other folio in size, gilt leather labels. A remarkable collection of manuscript documents, detailing the accounts of Daniel Chamier, the Commissary General of the British Army in North America during the Revolutionary War, and showing how the British forces in America were provisioned from 1774 to 1777. The axiom (variously attributed to Napoleon and to Frederick the Great) that "an army travels on its stomach" is a truism borne out by centuries of military history. The accounts of Daniel Chamier's service as Commissary General for British forces from Nova Scotia to Florida during the Revolutionary War provide an invaluable guide for understanding how the British Army was provisioned in the early years of the war, and for understanding how and why General William Howe's forces did, or did not, "travel." Daniel Chamier lived for several years in Maryland, holding public offices in the colony and apparently accumulating a sizeable personal fortune. Before the actual outbreak of fighting during the Revolution he offered his services to the British Army, and became Commissary General of the Army in North America. He served in that position from 1774 to 1777, and then as Auditor-General from 1777 until his death a year later. The work of the Commissary General was of supreme importance in the functioning of the British Army in North America, and Chamier's efforts often had direct impact on British decision- making at the highest levels. When and where to attack, when to retreat, where to camp - these decisions were often based on a consideration of supplies. Chamier's accounts provide incredibly detailed information on how the British Army was provisioned in the early years of the Revolution, and include expenses for forces under the command of generals Howe, Cornwallis, Clinton, Gage, and many more. The documents in this collection were created and assembled by Chamier's heirs and family members after his death in an effort to gain reimbursement for the thousands of pounds sterling from his personal fortune that Chamier expended during his service. Chamier's commission records that he was Commissary General for all British forces employed in North America, though in fact forces in mainland Canada had their own Commissary General. Chamier's responsibility was for the provisioning of British forces from Nova Scotia to Florida, and he held the position for three crucial, early years of the Revolution, from February 1774 to February 1777, during which time many important battles were fought, and the British were generally considered to have the upper hand in the conflict. Chamier was responsible for receiving provisions sent from Britain and then distributing them to British troops in America, and for securing provisions in America as he could. From March 1777 on, Chamier held the position of Auditor- General (or Comptroller of Accounts) to the British forces in America, and at the time of his death, on November 27, 1778, he was still recorded on staff records as Comptroller. Chamier was assisted in his duties as Commissary General by a number of deputies, with specific assistants in charge of provisions, fuel, cattle, forage, etc. His headquarters were in New York, though he sometimes accompanied the army in the field. Of primary importance with regard to Chamier's career, and to the present archive, is the issue of funding and the expenditure of funds. Chamier and his assistants were paid a small salary, but little more. Most often, Chamier was required to use his own considerable fortune to secure necessities such as flour, rice, beef, and other provisions, as well as for rents, postage, travel charges, books and stationery, and a variety of other expenses for the army throughout the American colonies. Records cited by historian Edward Curtis show that the value of the provisions Chamier received from abroad from 1775 through 1777 amounted to some £65,000. The manuscript records in this collection detailing his total disbursements, however, record that Chamier's Commissary General office made payments in the amount of more than £300,000. The manuscript records in this collection record the names of hundreds of provisioners who were paid hundreds of thousands of pounds for their services to the British Army in America, as it grew from a relatively small force to an army that controlled large parts of the American colonies by the end of 1777. In 1775 the British Army had some 8,000 soldiers stationed in North America, about one-sixth of their total force. By comparison, some 12,000 British soldiers were stationed in Ireland. Supply and transport services to America were described by one historian as being in only a "crude and embryonic" state. By 1781 the number of British soldiers in America and the West Indies had grown seven- fold, to 56,000. From soldiers' pay to food, clothing, weapons, etc., the state of accounts of the British army was complicated, confusing, and ripe for corruption. Curtis notes that "a Parliamentary commission appointed in 1780 to investigate the finances of the army is said to have abandoned its task in despair." During the war Chamier's accounts would have been scrutinized by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts in London. Edward Curtis writes that "more than one commissary general fell under suspicion of being engaged in doubtful transactions at the expense of the government," and Chamier did not escape this suspicion. For example, Chamier often complained about the quality of provisions shipped over from the British Isles, and of their being damaged or spoiled in transport. But he was in turn criticized for leaving provisions on the docks, where they would be exposed to the elements and could spoil. At other times he was accused of selling spoiled goods, only to buy them back to serve to troops. In other instances Chamier's complaints were found to be dated prior to his inspection of supplies, and he often failed to specify which provisioners were responsible for sending spoiled goods. The bulk of the provisions for the British Army in America came from the British Isles - they did not live off the land as did their French counterparts during the Napoleonic wars. However, provisions were sometimes purchased in America, at high prices. Meat, flour, rice, and other provisions could sometimes be purchased or seized locally, and prize vessels would sometimes yield much needed goods. Adding to the many frustrations of Chamier's position was the tendency of American merchants to raise their prices to exorbitant levels when offering goods to the British Army. The twenty-two manuscript items in this collection document Daniel Chamier's efforts to provision British forces in America from 1774 to 1777, and the efforts of his heirs to be compensated for the monies he personally spent. The two primary accountings of Chamier's work are contained in the first two documents below; the twenty items that follow describe the efforts made by Chamier's heirs after his death to clear up his accounts, and to be compensated for hundreds of thousands of pounds that they claimed were owed to Chamier by the British government for monies he paid himself as part of his duties during the Revolution. At his death in 1778, Chamier's estate was held by the Chancery Court, and a final settlement was not made until 1794. Amounts paid out by him during the war for which there were no vouchers were charged against his estate, and his heirs were left with only £2000 out of an estate valued at approximately £1 million. The documents in the collection are as follow: 1) IN THE ROLL OF FOREIGN ACCOUNTS OF THE XXXIIIIth YEAR OF KING GEORGE THE THIRD...DANIEL CHAMIER...HIS ACCOUNT THEREOF BETWEEN 25th MAY 1774 AND THE 24th MAY 1777.... The centerpiece of the collection is a vellum scroll, referred to in the later documents as the "Quietus," made up of fourteen joined skins and measuring forty-three feet in length. It constitutes a detailed accounting of Daniel Chamier's expenditures as Commissary General for the period from May 25, 1774 to May 24, 1777. The expenditures record costs for provisions for forces under a number of British generals, including Howe, Clinton, Gage, Cornwallis, Haldimand, Eyre Massey, and Percy. The total payments recorded on this vellum scroll amount to more than £307,409, and record hundreds of specific payments to scores of assistants, deputies, and suppliers. A wide geographic area is covered, from Nova Scotia to Florida, and includes New York, Detroit, Fort Erie, Crown Point, Boston, Charlestown, Albany, Ticonderoga, Flushing, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Savannah, St. Augustine, Rhode Island, and many others. The payments cover a wide variety of costs for many different types of provisions, including beef, pork, flour, rum, vinegar, rice, potatoes, turnips, corn, butter, and much more. There are numerous costs beyond foodstuffs, including costs for transport, slaughtering cattle, printing stationery and advertisements (including work done by New York Loyalist printers Hugh Gaine and James Rivington), postage, laborers, coopers, storage, the costs involved in building a brewery, etc. The accounts are, overall, incredibly detailed and provide a wealth of information. For example, one of the hundreds of items listed is for a payment of nearly £820 to Loyalist Brigadier General Oliver De Lancey for "37,566 rations of provisions purchased on Long Island for the use of his Brigade between 25th December 1776 and 24th March 1777 & £1252.4.0 more to him for hay and corn delivered for the troops in the town of West Chester and for the use of the Commanding Chief Brigadier General Agnew and the Staff Officers of the Army in November 1776." Another item records the costs of collecting, retrieving, and distributing cattle on Staten Island in 1776. One expense describes a cost of £1381.1.4 to "Andrew Barkley of his Majesty's ship Scarborough in full for several orders drawn upon him by Major James Grant of the 40th Regiment of foot in favor of Masters of English merchant ships who had victualled part of the detachment under his command whilst on board for their protection in Savannah River in Georgia in March 1776, £84.3.4 more to the said Andrew Barkley for flour & rum said to be delivered to the transport ships Symmestry and Whitby for the use of the forces under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Grant." Chamier's relative, Daniel Chamier, Jr., who was the "Deputy Commissary at Fort Augustine," was paid £322 for his disbursements for "labourers & for boats employed in unloading the ship Triumvirate's cargo of provisions at St. Augustine Bar." The breadth of Chamier's duties are evidenced in such expenses as costs for provisioning troops in Cumberland in Nova Scotia, as well as the costs of provisioning Hessian troops. In all there are hundreds of specific transactions listed. Other expenditures seem to be beyond the realm of Chamier's office, and indicate why his administration of his office was often suspect with regard to financial malfeasance. For example, noted is an expense for £1033.10 paid to George William Tryon "for so much by him expended for provisions, the value of vessels taken by the enemy or lost and sundry other expenditures for his Majesty's service." Other accounts are quite vague, such as an expense of more than £82 for "several persons for pilotage between 25th September 1776 and 24th May 1777," and a charge of £323 to "several persons for sundry petty expenses and disbursements" over the same period. The text of this lengthy vellum document is dated July 16, 1794. It is also signed at the end by Thomas Lowten, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, who has dated his signature August 14, 1795. Lowten was a respected solicitor, who was contracted to verify the accuracy of the accounts. This vellum document was prepared by Chamier's heirs and descendants, led by John Chamier, in the 1790s in an attempt to be compensated for what they asserted to be more than £300,000 of expenses paid personally by Daniel Chamier in the course of his duties as Commissary General. It is supported by another lengthy document detailing hundreds of payments: 2) ACCT. OF MONEYS EXPENDED ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BY DANL. CHAMIER ESQ. DEC'D, LATE COMY. GENL. TOGETHER WITH THE FINAL ARRANGEMENT OF THESE ACCTS. WITH GOVERNMENT.... ALSO THE PAY REC'D. FROM TREASURY ON THE ACCT. PAY DUE TO THE LATE D. CHAMIER...AND LIKEWISE THE BANKERS ACCT....[manuscript title]. This fifty-seven-page manuscript on folio sheets is another lengthy and detailed accounting of Chamier's expenses, in a different format than on the preceding vellum scroll. Thirty-eight pages contain the amounts paid out to various deputies, assistants, provisioners, etc., over the period 1774 to 1777, giving the names of those paid, the amounts, and the particulars of the transaction, whether they be for goods or for labor. Examples include £10.5.4 paid to J. Carew for "244 biscuits & 100 pieces pork purchased for the use of the Royal Artillery on board the Brig. Bristol Packet," a payment of more than £50 to John Butler, Deputy Commissary at Halifax, "his disbursements for office, rent, storage cellars, rent & accounts," nearly £100 to John Ireland for grinding wheat, and £1091 to Richard Cunningham, the cost of "42 head cattle, 3 calves & 4 hogs for the Army & Navy." At the conclusion of this document is the copied declaration of John Chamier, dated 1798, accepting the paltry final settlement offered by the British government. These two documents provide what certainly must be the most detailed and comprehensive record of the expenses paid for provisioning the British Army in America during the crucial years of 1774 to 1777. 3) [Manuscript Eulogy]. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. The anonymous author of this eulogy extols Daniel Chamier's virtuous character, his loyalty to the British crown during his service, and his kindness toward captured American prisoners. The author of his eulogy is unidentified, but he calls Chamier his "most faithful affectionate friend, the most generous humane benefactor." The eulogy may have been written by Daniel Chamier's brother, Anthony Chamier (1725-80), a financier and friend of Samuel Johnson. The eulogy is dated February 11, 1779 and was sent to the printer of the MORNING POST. 4) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Deputy Commissary John Morrison in Newport, Rhode Island, to Daniel Chamier]. Newport. Jan. 30, 1778. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Morrison asks Chamier to receive General Howe's approval of several warrants he has paid for personally. He then goes on to describe his efforts to provide bread for General Clinton's army: "With the consent of Genl. Clinton I baked, for the Army, on the same footing the bakers at N. York did, that was to deliver a pound of bread, for every pound of flour; and had Mr. Fraser been the man I took him for, great advantages might have been made, without the Crown's being in the least injured, and it is very immaterial to the public, whether a Commissary or a Baker receives the profit." 5) [Manuscript Copy of a Letter, Signed by Daniel Chamier]. New York. Aug. 8, 1777. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Chamier reports that he certified Samuel Rogers to be Deputy Commissary of Stores and Provisions at Perth Amboy beginning in December 1776 and continuing to the following May, "during which time the great number of troops in garrison there and at Brunswick being upwards of ten thousand men, rendered it necessary to place very large quantities of provisions in his care." Chamier praises the work done by Rogers in his "quick dispatch of business and exactness in his accounts," but notes that bad weather has brought on a "rheumatic complaint" that would require him to be relieved of his duties. 6) [Manuscript Power of Attorney Document, Signed by Achsah Chamier, the Widow of Daniel Chamier]. Baltimore. 1784. [2]pp., followed by a [1]p. notary's statement with paper seal. Chamier's widow (elsewhere identified as "Esther" Chamier), residing in Baltimore, here gives power of attorney to Daniel Chamier, Jr. and Samuel Sterrett of London, allowing them to receive all "sums of money, debts, goods, wares, accounts and other demands whatsoever, which are or shall be due, payable and belonging to me." 7) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Daniel Chamier to John Chamier, Secretary of War in Madras, India]. London. Jan. 10, 1787. [3]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Daniel Chamier apprises his relative, stationed in India, of the steps he has taken with the Office for Auditing the Public Accounts in clearing up the accounts of Daniel Chamier, formerly the Commissary General. He includes the text of a letter Jonathan Wigglesworth in the Public Accounts Office. 8) STATE OF THE MONEY ATTACHED BY GOVERNMENT BELONGING TO DL. CHAMIER [manuscript title]. [N.p., but likely London. n.d., but ca. 1790]. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. This manuscript appears to have been prepared by Chamier family lawyer Edward Smith, and considers several aspects of the settlement of the Chamier estate. Among the scenarios posed are the different possible outcomes if Chamier had died in England as opposed to America, if his widow had since died, and if Chamier still had property in places other than America. The document also includes an extract from Chamier's will, dated 1774. 9) STATE OF THE MONEY ATTACHED BY GOVERNMENT BELONGING TO THE ESTATE OF DANL. CHAMIER ESQ. LATE COMY. GENL. IN AMERICA [manuscript title]. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. [with:] [MANUSCRIPT ENCLOSURES TO THE PREVIOUS DOCUMENT]. [4]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Though undated, these documents were likely prepared in London circa 1793 by Edward Smith, council representing the Chamier estate and heirs. As in document 8 above, it considers various scenarios relating to the Chamier estate, and also contains a four-page manuscript addendum, detailing some of the Chamier accounts. 10) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Daniel Chamier, Jr., Apparently to John Chamier, Regarding the State of the Chamier Accounts]. London. Jan. 22, 1789. [2]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Daniel Chamier, Jr. sends information to John Chamier, nephew of the deceased Commissary General. He writes that he has been quite busy with the case, and that "the examination of the vouchers though only a cursory one took up several months, but it enabled me to form a judgement of the sum that would be allowed on the final settlement; furnished me with the Names of such persons whose vouchers had been lost, mislaid or had never been taken...." He also discusses reports of King George III's deteriorating health and mental capacity, and the potential political implications. 11) AN EXACT CALCULATION OF THE PAY DUE TO MR. CHAMIER ON HIS TWO LAST COMMISSIONS [manuscript title]. London. January 1789. [2]pp. on a folio sheet. This document was apparently prepared by Daniel Chamier, Jr., likely as an enclosure to his letter to John Chamier of January 22 (see item 10, above). It calculates pay due to Daniel Chamier during his service as Commissary General and Auditor-General from April 1776 through his death in November 1778. Chamier was paid £2 per day through January 1777, and £3 per day after that, for a total salary owed him of £2610. 12) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Daniel Chamier, Jr., to John Chamier, Regarding Recent Events in Settling the Estate of Daniel Chamier, and a Request to be Paid for His Services]. London. May 25, 1790. [3]pp. on a folded folio sheet, addressed for mailing on the fourth page. Tears from folding, costing a few letters of text. Chamier in London writes to his relative, now serving as Secretary to the Military Department at Fort St. George on the coast of Coromandel. He asks if John Chamier will authorize his attorneys to provide a salary of one guinea per week to Daniel Chamier, Jr., for the work he has been undertaking on settling the estate of Daniel Chamier, noting that his request for compensation from the government has been rejected. 13) AN EXACT ACCOUNT OF MONIES IMPRESSED TO MR. CHAMIER, DURING HIS COMMISSARIAT, BY WARRANTS FROM THE SEVERAL COMMANDERS IN CHIEF [manuscript title]. [London. ca. 1790]. [3]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Prepared by Daniel Chamier, Jr., and likely an enclosure to one of his letters to John Chamier (items 10 or 12 above), this document tallies the accounts of monies in the warrants issued to Chamier by generals Haldimand, Howe, and Gage during the Revolution, totaling some £175,000. Tallies on the following two pages show "A List of Accounts delivered into the Auditor's Office supported by Vouchers," as well as a brief accounting of the "Personal Estate of the Deceased." 14) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Jonathan Wigglesworth in the Office for Auditing the Public Accounts, to Edward Smith, Attorney for John Chamier]. [London]. March 26, 1791. [1]p. on a folded folio sheet, addressed for mailing on the fourth page. Wigglesworth writes: "In answer to your letter of the 11th of February, desiring to be informed as to the length of time it may probably take to examine the Accounts of Danl. Chamier Esquire, late Commissary General in North America, I am directed by the Commissioners for Auditing the Public Accounts to acquaint you, that there is no general State of the Account delivered, that it appears by the Army Accounts that Mr. Chamier stands In Super for £175,644.8.9'2, and that it cannot at present be ascertained what part of that sum is properly accounted for but by an accurate examination, which from the magnitude of the sum and nature of the Service, will take up a considerable length of time." 15) [Manuscript Draft of a Letter by Edward Smith to the Board for Auditing Public Accounts Regarding the Accounts of Daniel Chamier]. [with:] [Manuscript Copy of the Same Letter, in a Secretarial Hand, and Signed by Edward Smith]. London. Nov. 30, 1792. [4]pp. and [3]pp. on folded folio sheets. The attorney for the Chamier estate writes the Board for Auditing Public Accounts, sending them an updated statement of the charges on the account of Daniel Chamier in his service as Commissary General (see following item) and begs the Board to accept this further evidence. He further asks them to forgive the fact of certain unaccounted for expenses: "still there appear to be sums for which vouchers are wanting, but of which there are such strong corroborating evidence of payment that I should hope the particular difficulties these accounts labor under from the want of local knowledge on the part of the family, added to the known loss of vouchers in the conveyance, will induce your Board to consider the Family as worthy of your recommendation." 16) STATEMENT OF SURCHARGES IN THE ACCOUNTS OF MR. D. CHAMIER COMY. GENL. IN AMERICA WITH MR. SMITH'S REMARKS ON THE VARIOUS ARTICLES, ENCLOSED IN HIS LETTER DATED 30th NOV. 1792, TO THE HONBLE. BOARD FOR AUDITING PUBLIC ACCOT. [manuscript title]. London. Nov. 30, 1792. [4]pp. on a folded folio sheet. This is the supporting evidence referred to by Smith in the previous letter, giving further details on the amounts owed to the Chamier estate. Smith admits that most of the amounts listed in this detailed report have no supporting vouchers. 17) LETTER TO AUDITORS PUBLIC ACCTS. ON SETTL. OF D. CHAMIER'S ACCT. 30 NOV. 1792 [docket title]. [7]pp. on folded folio sheets. This appears to be Edward Smith's rough draft of the STATEMENT OF SURCHARGES sent to the Board for Auditing the Public Accounts (item 16 above), and seems to contain more information than in the final document. 18) LIST OF SURCHARGES IN THE ACCOUNT OF DANIEL CHAMIER ESQR. LATE COMMISSARY GENERAL IN NORTH AMERICA FROM 25th MAY 1774 TO 24 MAY 1777 [manuscript title]. [6]pp. on folded folio sheets, [preceded by:] [LETTER IN A SECRETARIAL HAND, FROM JONATHAN WIGGLESWORTH IN THE OFFICE FOR AUDITING PUBLIC ACCOUNTS]. [1]p. [London]. June 14, 1793. Wigglesworth sends Chamier family lawyer Edward Smith this accounting of the surcharges on the account of Daniel Chamier, showing that there is a balance due from him of £17,608.13.11 in "New York currency." This document gives details on scores of sums reimbursed to Chamier in his duties, with information on amounts, dates, and who delivered the services or goods. 19) [Autograph Letter, Signed, from Charles Long, Secretary to the Treasury, to Edward Smith]. [London]. Aug. 14, 1793. [1]p. on a folded folio sheet. Charles Long, later Baron Farnborough, writes to Edward Smith, lawyer for the Chamier family, and requests a meeting with him prior to delivering the report of the Commissioners for Auditing Public Accounts to the Lords of the Treasury. 20) [Manuscript Draft of a Letter in the Hand of Edward Smith, Written to Treasury Secretary Charles Long]. [London]. Aug. 16, 1793. [2]pp. on a folio sheet. This is Smith's retained draft of his reply to Long's letter of August 14 (item 19 above). Smith informs Long that he is not in London but in the country, due to issues of health, and asks Smith to meet with Jonathan Wigglesworth of the Office for Auditing Public Accounts to discuss the Chamier case. Smith discusses certain aspects of the case, including the particular circumstances that resulted in relatively slight record-keeping and paucity of vouchers, and begs the Treasury Board to have faith in the verity of the claims of the Chamier estate. 21) [Manuscript Draft of a Letter in the Hand of Edward Smith, Written to the Lords of the Treasury]. [London]. Nov. 21, 1793. [4]pp. on a folded folio sheet. This is Smith's letter to the Lords of the Treasury on the "final adjustment of the Accts. of the late Mr. D. Chamier," in which he enclosed more supporting material on Chamier's expenditures while Commissary General in North America. 22) [Partially Printed Letter, Completed in Manuscript and Signed by Jonathan Wigglesworth of the Office for Auditing Public Accounts, to Edward Smith]. London. July 16, 1794. [1]p. on a folded folio sheet. This printed form letter, completed in manuscript, appears to be final resolution in the accounts of Daniel Chamier. Wigglesworth writes that "the account of the late Dan'l. Chamier Esqr. Commissary General in North America between 25 May 1774 and 24 May 1777 was this day declared by the Chancellor of His Majesty's Exchequer, with a balance due to the public of £9,467.10.4." Wigglesworth goes on to inform Smith that "it may be proper to apprize you that the said Account cannot be finally settled until it is lodged in the Pipe Office where the Quietus must be made out...." The "Quietus" refers to item 1 in the present collection, the long vellum scroll detailing the accounts of Daniel Chamier, which was signed by Thomas Lowten, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, on August 14, 1795. The logistical aspects of the British military effort during the Revolutionary War - how the British Army was provisioned and how those provisions were arranged, disbursed, and paid for - is an under- examined aspect of the history of the American Revolution. The Chamier papers are an incredible collection of manuscripts detailing the accounts of the Commissary General of the British Army in America during the Revolutionary War, offering an unparalleled opportunity to study and understand how the British Army was provisioned during the early, crucial years of the conflict. Edward E. Curtis, THE ORGANIZATION OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (New Haven, 1926), especially pp.81-119.

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        .Durango haste San Antonio y desde Chihuaha por el paso de Sto. Domingo

      Durango, 1778. THE FIRST SEPARATE MAP OF SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS AND NORTHERN MEXICO SHOWING FOR THE FIRST TIME THE INDEPENDENT "INTERNAL PROVINCE" AS ESTABLISHED IN 1776 Manuscript map: sepia ink and watercolor wash on vellum, 101/8" x 131/2" (framed dimensions 201/8" x 25"). This fascinating map was the first to show the independent "internal province" established in present-day Texas and Northern Mexico, as well as the first to delineate the small but growing road system in the region. Today this area is the most rapidly growing part of North America because due to free trade between Mexico and the United States. 220 years ago, however, it was a hostile, sparsely settled land, whose first governor was a Spaniard named Teodoro de Croix. When he was appointed "Commandant-General" of the newly created "Provincias Internas" on August 22, 1776, de Croix had no clear geographic understanding of the areas now under his command. One of his first projects, therefore, was a tour of inspection that lasted until the end of 1778. His surveyor was Josep de la Barcanda, Captain of Engineers at the new provincial capital of Durango, and this groundbreaking map is the result of his considerable talent. . Book.

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        "Essays: on poetry and music, as they affect the mind; on laughter, and ludicropus composition; on the utility of classical learning... "

      London: "printed for Edward and Charles Dilly ... and by William Creech, Edinburgh". 1778. "First London edition (the work first appeared in Edinburgh in 1776), 8vo, pp. [6], 555; full contemporary calf neatly rebacked, preserving the old red morocco label; very good, sound copy.& & Beattie (1735-1803), the Scots moral philosopher and poet, was acquainted with Monboddo, Pope, Johnson, and many other notables of the day. He was the professor of moral philosophy and logic in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen. CBEL II, 353"

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        Geschichte des Rheinischen Franziens, unter den Merovingischen und Karolingischen Königen bis in das Jahr 843. als eine Grundlage zur Pfälzischen Staats-Geschichte, herausgegeben von Andreas Lamey

      Mannheim, in der Kurfürstl. Hof- und Akademiebuchdruckerei, 1778.. vollständige Original-Ausgabe, mit der oft fehlenden, mehrfach gefalteten grenzkolorierten Karte (44 x 38 cm), 4 Bl., 418 (recte 412) Seiten, 6 Bl. (Register), Paginierung springt von 352 auf 359, 20x25, helles geprägtes OHSchweinsLdr der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit Voll-Farbschnitt und sauberer Beschriftung am Buchrücken. SCHÖNES UND FRISCHES EXEMPLAR dieses Standardwerks, lediglich der Einband stellenweise gering berieben

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        Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland Dressee sur la Grande Carte Angloise de Mrs. Josue Fry et Pierre Jefferson

      1778.. Ca. 1778. Original outline color detailed map of pre-Revolutionary war Virginia, the earliest map to accurately depict the interior of Virginia. Based on the Fry & Jefferson map of 1751, and published in the Atlas Universel. Below the cartouche to the left appears the name of the engraver of the cartouche, Charles Jacques Groux, who engraved the cartouche on the editions of this map published from 1778 on. The map was reduced from four sheets to one; it includes De La War, the southern end of New Jersey and Philadelphia. With title cartouche and scale at lower right. Title in French; map place names in English. Image size: 25 1/2 x 19". Paper size: 30 1/4 x 22". Faint damp staining at lower and left margins; two ownership stamps on verso (not visible on the map side), otherwise very good. Pedley, M.S. 470/1; Sellers & Van Ee 143

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        De ruderibus laconici caldariique Romani et nonnullis aliis monumentis in solo budensi

      Budae: Typis Regia Universiitatis., 1778.. First Edition, First Printing. First edition. Quarto. [A2-3, 233]. Vignettes on initial pages of Parts I & II, 3 folding engraved plates inserted at rear, decorative tailpieces & intital letters. Binding quarter calf, four raised bands, marbled boards. Stamp on title page and p.119, ink notations on title page, foot of pages 186-189 and head of first folding plate. Small, neat repair to an old worm hole at foot of pp 100-125. Pages crisp, minor damp staining not affecting text. A decent and pleasing copy. Rare. ¶ Stephen Schönvisner [1738 - 1818], Hungarian Jesuit and Theologian, Archeology professor at the Royal University of Budapest, discoverer of the Roman city of Aquincum. 'De ruderibus laconici caldariique Romani...' is a archeological �work on the excavations of a Roman Bathhouse.

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        Oryctographia Carniolica, oder die Physikalische Erdbeschreibung des Herzogthums Krain, Istrien, und zum Theil der benachbarten Länder. 4 Teile in 1 Band..

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1778-89.. XVI, 162 S., 1 Bl.; XXXII, 186 S., 1 Bl.; XX, 184 S.; XVI, 91 S. Mit 3 Front.-Kupfern, 21 gefalt. Kupfertaf. (darunter 2 mehrf. gefalt. Landkarten) u. 17 Textkupfern (Vignetten), 4 davon als Titelkupfer. 4°. Marmorierter Pappeinband mit Rückenschild.. Belsazar (auch Balthasar) de la Motte Hacquet wurde um 1740 in der Bretagne geboren, studierte in Paris und Wien und wurde auf Empfehlung von van Swieten Werkschirurg im Quecksilberbergwerk Idria in Krain; später Professor in Laibach, Lemberg und Krakau, bis er 1810 in den Ruhestand ging und nach Wien übersiedelte, wo er 1815 starb. Seine Arbeiten enthalten eine Fülle bemerkenswerter Beobachtungen zur Geologie, Paläontologie, Petrographie, Montanistik und Botanik, aber auch zur Volkskunde und Völkerkunde, allerdings ohne systematische Ordnung. Sein wichtigster Beitrag war die Erschließung der Ostalpen und der Karpaten und das Erwecken des allgemeinen Interesses für Geologie und verwandte Naturwissenschaften in diesen Regionen. Seine Krain-Beschreibung ist ein großzügig ausgestattetes Meisterwerk der Reiseliteratur des 18. Jhs. und als solches ein Klassiker von überregionaler Bedeutung. Im gleichen Jahr wie die Erstausgabe, erschien auch eine verkürzte Ausgabe, zum Teil mit zusätzlichen Kupfern, die manchmal um Teil mit zusätzlichen Kupfern, die manchmal auch in den einzelnen Exemplaren der normalen Ausgabe vorkommen. In unserem Exemplar fehlt ein im Buch erwähntes Front.-Kupfer m. d. Ansicht des Zirknitzer-Sees (an seiner Stelle ist ein Front.-Kupfer mit der Ansicht von Triglav, die in dieser Ausgabe nicht erwähnt wird); es fehlt auch die zweite hydrogr. Karte der Gegend - stattdessen ist hier die große Krain-Karte eingebunden, die im Inhaltsverzeichnis dieser Ausgabe nicht erwähnt wird. Sonst handelt es sich um ein komplettes, gut erhaltenes, breitrandiges Exemplar, das trotz kleinerer Mängel als bibliophil und selten bezeichnet werden darf.

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        A British officer writes to George Washington proposing a secret plan to meet and negotiate a prisoner exchange

      This is a contemporaneous copy of a letter written to George Washington, proposing a secret plan to meet and negotiate a prisoner exchange. It is likely in the hand of British Commander-in-Chief Sir Henry Clinton\'s aide, William Collier, four pages, 7\" x 9\", Cambridge, December 8, 1778. The document is in fine condition, with two minor fold splits that have been expertly repaired, usual folds, and some slight wrinkling from storage.In full: \"The unsuccessful attempts which have been made to ratify the Treaty of Convention of Saratoga and the Asperity which seems to have crept into the Correspondence between Sir Henry Clinton and the American Congress leaves it to be conjectured that the humane purpose of a General Cartel of Exchange of Prisoners of War and Troops of the Convention will not have force so soon as good men like yourself could wish. - You may naturally suppose, Sir, that I have been and am greatly interested in the fate of the Troops with whom I have served, and in the vanity of

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        Essays: on poetry and music, as they affect the mind; on laughter, and ludicropus composition; on the utility of classical learning.

      printed for Edward and Charles Dilly . and by William Creech, Edinburgh, London 1778 - First London edition (the work first appeared in Edinburgh in 1776), 8vo, pp. [6], 555; full contemporary calf neatly rebacked, preserving the old red morocco label; very good, sound copy.Beattie (1735-1803), the Scots moral philosopher and poet, was acquainted with Monboddo, Pope, Johnson, and many other notables of the day. He was the professor of moral philosophy and logic in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen. CBEL II, 353 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Jay makes an early reference to the recently signed Franco-American treaty of 1778, just as the news was arriving in America, but fears <i>\"For my own Part, I think peace will not take Place this Year, although the war will in future be less distressing to us than it has been.\"</i>

      Autograph Letter Signed \"John Jay,\" 2 pages, 7.5\" x 13\", Albany, April 9, 1778 addressed in his hand on the integral transmittal leaf to his wife Sarah \"Sally\" Van Brugh Livingston Jay (1754-1802) in Fish Kill, New York. Jay writes concerning several family matters, the arrival in Boston of a valuable captured British merchant ship, as well as an early mention of the recentlysigned Franco-American Treaty of 1778 - a major turning point in the Revolutionary War that tipped the balance of power in favor of the United States. Toned spots from wax seal, usual folds (some weak with minor pin holes), address panel bears partial fold separations and loss to one quarter of the address panel as well as a loss from the seal tear, none of which affect any text, else very good. Jay writes in full: \"My last to my Father by Collo Winthrop I hope has arrived. I have rec[eive]d no Letters from Fish Kill since I left it. It would give me Pleasure to hear of your Health; if your H

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        OBRAS DE LA GLORIOSA MADRE Santa Teresa de Jesús, Fundadora de la Reforma de la Orden de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, de la Primitiva Observancia. Dedicadas al Rey N. Señor Don Fernando VI.

      Josef Doblado, Madrid. 1778 - T. I: 21 h. 686 pgs. 1h y el T. II: 6 h. 612 +LXII pgs. 3 láminas en el. Pasta española de época. El tomo I contiene La Vida de Santa Teresa y el Camino de la Perfección, el T.II Las Moradas, el Libro de las Fundaciones, Conceptos del Amor de Dios y la Siete Meditaciones.Hermosa edicón, portadas a dos tintas. Muy buen ejemplar. Buenos márgenes. Palau 298531.

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        Sophiens Reise von Memel nach Sachsen. Rechtmässige dritte, vom Verfasser durchgesehene und vermehrte, Ausgabe, in sechs Bänden. [Von Johann Timotheus Hermes].,

      Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Junius 1778 - XXII, 694; (16), 662; XII, 700; XIV, 640; XVI, 752; XIV, 732 Seiten. Mit 5 Titelvignetten sowie 10 (von 13) Kupfertafeln von Geyser nach Chodowiecki (Titelkupfer in Band 1 fehlend). Johann Timotheus Hermes (1738-1821) war ein deutscher Dichter, Romanschriftsteller und evangelischer Theologie. "Seine literarhistorische Bedeutung beruht vor allem auf dem vielgelesenen Brief-Roman &#132;Sophiens Reise von Memel nach Sachsen", der gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhundert ein Hausbuch des deutschen Bürgers war. Hermes knüpfte an die moralischen Zeitschriften, an die Romane von Richardson und Gellert an, indem er die aristokratisch-&#132;lasterhafte" Gattung des Romans zur bürgerlich-moralischen umfunktionierte. &#132;Sophiens Reise" erzählt in episodischer Form die Geschichten zahlreicher Personen; daran knüpfen sich jeweils vielstimmige Diskussionen über das richtige bürgerliche Verhalten in gesellschaftlicher, moralischer und religiöser Hinsicht. Im Mittelpunkt steht das Thema Ehe. Inhaltlich wie formal steht der Roman im Übergang zwischen dem Normativen und dem Individuellen; die schon in der Briefform enthaltene Mehrdeutigkeit, die Raum für Kritik ließ, trug zum Erfolg ebenso bei wie die individualisierende Charakterisierung der Personen, die Verwendung von Umgangssprache und Dialekt, das Lokalkolorit in der Schilderung von Ort (Königsberg, Danzig) und Zeit (um 1760). &#132;Es ist und bleibt ein Buch für sich, einzig in seiner Art", schrieb Wieland in einer Rezension 1776." (ADB 12, S. 197-198) - Einband von Band 3 weicht optisch etwas ab; dieser Band mit Titelkupfer, aber keinen weiteren Kupfertafeln. - Bei Band 4 Titelblatt fehlend. - Einbände zum Teil mit stärkeren Feuchtigkeitsspuren (Papierbezüge stärker abgerieben, Leder rissig, beschabt und teils "aufgeweicht"). Vorsätze leimschattig. Papier gebräunt, teils etwas braunfleckig und/oder mit braunen Wasserrändern. - Bei Band 1 vorderes fliegendes Vorsatz- und Titelblatt sowie 1 Kupfertafel lose. - Bei Band 3 Vorderdeckel lose. - Bei Band 4 eine Kupfertafel mit Eckausriß. - (Goedeke, IV 1, 585; Griep/Pelz: Frauen reisen, S. 142, kleiner Fehler bei römischer Seitenzählung des 4. Bandes: XVI angegeben, anstatt XIV). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2920 8° (17,5 - 22,5 cm). Halblederbände der Zeit. Bei 4 Bänden mit roten Rückenschildern, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie blau-grauem Pinseldekor. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sophiens Reise von Memel nach Sachsen. Rechtmässige dritte, vom Verfasser durchgesehene und vermehrte, Ausgabe, in sechs Bänden. [Von Johann Timotheus Hermes].

      Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Junius 1778.. Insgesamt 6 Bände. XXII, 694; (16), 662; XII, 700; XIV, 640; XVI, 752; XIV, 732 Seiten. Mit 5 Titelvignetten sowie 10 (von 13) Kupfertafeln von Geyser nach Chodowiecki (Titelkupfer in Band 1 fehlend). 8° (17,5 - 22,5 cm). Halblederbände der Zeit. Bei 4 Bänden mit roten Rückenschildern, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie blau-grauem Pinseldekor. [Hardcover / fest gebunden].. Johann Timotheus Hermes (1738-1821) war ein deutscher Dichter, Romanschriftsteller und evangelischer Theologie. "Seine literarhistorische Bedeutung beruht vor allem auf dem vielgelesenen Brief-Roman "Sophiens Reise von Memel nach Sachsen", der gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhundert ein Hausbuch des deutschen Bürgers war. Hermes knüpfte an die moralischen Zeitschriften, an die Romane von Richardson und Gellert an, indem er die aristokratisch-"lasterhafte" Gattung des Romans zur bürgerlich-moralischen umfunktionierte. "Sophiens Reise" erzählt in episodischer Form die Geschichten zahlreicher Personen; daran knüpfen sich jeweils vielstimmige Diskussionen über das richtige bürgerliche Verhalten in gesellschaftlicher, moralischer und religiöser Hinsicht. Im Mittelpunkt steht das Thema Ehe. Inhaltlich wie formal steht der Roman im Übergang zwischen dem Normativen und dem Individuellen; die schon in der Briefform enthaltene Mehrdeutigkeit, die Raum für Kritik ließ, trug zum Erfolg ebenso bei wie die individualisierende Charakterisierung der Personen, die Verwendung von Umgangssprache und Dialekt, das Lokalkolorit in der Schilderung von Ort (Königsberg, Danzig) und Zeit (um 1760). "Es ist und bleibt ein Buch für sich, einzig in seiner Art", schrieb Wieland in einer Rezension 1776." (ADB 12, S. 197-198) - Einband von Band 3 weicht optisch etwas ab; dieser Band mit Titelkupfer, aber keinen weiteren Kupfertafeln. - Bei Band 4 Titelblatt fehlend. - Einbände zum Teil mit stärkeren Feuchtigkeitsspuren (Papierbezüge stärker abgerieben, Leder rissig, beschabt und teils "aufgeweicht"). Vorsätze leimschattig. Papier gebräunt, teils etwas braunfleckig und/oder mit braunen Wasserrändern. - Bei Band 1 vorderes fliegendes Vorsatz- und Titelblatt sowie 1 Kupfertafel lose. - Bei Band 3 Vorderdeckel lose. - Bei Band 4 eine Kupfertafel mit Eckausriß. - (Goedeke, IV 1, 585; Griep/Pelz: Frauen reisen, S. 142, kleiner Fehler bei römischer Seitenzählung des 4. Bandes: XVI angegeben, anstatt XIV).

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        Sundhedstidende. Et medicinsk Ugeskrift af blandet indhold. 3 vol.

      Johan Rudolph Thiele, 1778-1781. Fortale, abonnements navne samt årgangens indhold indbundet i første bog. Øvrige bind med fortale samt årgangens indhold. Indbunden i samt. halvlæder bind med rig rygforgyldning og ophøjede bind.. Bibl.Dan. I, 754. Indbunden i 3 bind. Årgangene indeholder artikler om mad, (såsom øllebrød), Venus, nyt fra lægeverdenen, artikel om pesten, m.m.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        An Impartial History of the Present War in America Containing an Account of its Rise and Progress, the Political Springs thereof, with its various Successes and Disappointments, on Both Sides. 2 volume set

      London, Newcastle-upon -Tyne R Baldwin, Vol 1, T Robson, Vol 2 1778. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed. Spine ends worn. Hinges cracked. Tightly bound. Vol 1: Part of fold out map missing. Annotation in ink on p 446. Vol 2: Minor worm damage (extinct!) to base of eps and to base of first 40 and last 22 pages. Inscription of former owner on ep [First Edition] Brown leather cover 215mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 573pp; 576pp. 22 engraved portraits + part map. Includes an address to George III by the author dated 1778. Engravings include Benjamin Franklin, Lord North, General Washington and Earl Percy. Published: 1778-1780.

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        Prix Annonces, Proposes & Distribues dans sa seance publique, tenue January 27, 1778, Oct. 20, 1778, August 31, 1779, Feb. 15, 1780, Aug. 29, 1780, Mar. 6, 1781, Aug. 28, 1781, Nov. 1781, Feb, 19, 1782, Aug. 27, 1782, Mar. 11, 1783, Aug, 26, 1783, Mar. 2, 1784, Feb. 15, 1785, Aug. 30, 1785, Feb. 27, 1787, Aug. 28, 1787, Feb. 12, 1788 and Mar. 3, 1789

      Paris. Societe Royale de Medecine.: De l&#39;Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, Premier Imprimeur Ordinaire du Roi, de la Societe Royale de Medecine, & c. rue Saint-Jacques, 1778 - 1789. 26 pieces bound in 1 volume. Paper covers. Overall condition is near fine except for 4 pages which show discoloration and have slight closed tears. 4to. 110 pp. Most of these documents are 4 pages long with the longest being 12 pages. The piece de resistance is the 4 page document dated Feb. 12, 1788, titled Programme sur L&#39;Allaitment Artificiel Des Enfans Nouveaux Nes. Propose dans la seance public de la Societe Royale de Medecine. Curiously enough there are 2 copies of this document present. There are also 2 copies of: Extrait d&#39;un lettre sur la fondation d&#39; un prix relatif aux progres de L&#39;art de guerir. OCLC lists the National Library of Medicine and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Philadephia having 1/2 of one of these 26 documents.OCLC also lists The Smithsonian as having 10 of the 26 documents all bound together and a gift of Bern Dibner.

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        Tardes Americanas

      An Important and Rare Work on the Early History of the MexicansGRANADOS Y GALVEZ, Joseph Joaquin. Tardes Americanas: Gobierno Gentil y Catolico: Breve y Particular Noticia de Toda la Historia Indiana: Sucesos, casos notables, y cosas ignoradas, desde la entrada de la Gran Nacion Tulteca · esta tierra de Anahuac, hasta los presentes tiempos. Trabajadas por un Indio, y un EspaÃ?ol...Mexico: En la nueva Imprenta Matritense de D. Felipe de ZË?Ã?iga y Ontiveros, 1778.First edition. Small quarto. [72], 540 pp. Engraved arms at head of dedication and three engraved plates.Contemporary vellum with leather loop and toggle fastening. Spine lettered in manuscript. Some light foxing and occasional thumb-soiling, worm track on leaves Nn2-Rr1 (pp. 215-246), affecting a few words, two of the plates shaved a little close at fore-edge, without front and rear fly leafs. A very good copy of this rare and important work.ìThis interesting history of ancient Mexico, written in the form of a dialogue between an Indian and a Spaniard, and divided into seventeen ëNights,í is very little known in Europe, and is very rare in Mexico. The author held several important offices in the latter country, among which was the superintendence of the Missions among the Mexican Indians...On pp. 90 to 94, will be found a fragment of Aztec poetry, written by a poet of the euphonious name of Notzahualcoyotl, and translated into Spanish by the author. One of the most curious subjects treated in this work, is that of the Mexican Calendar with the names of the days in Mexican and in Spanishî (Field).Field 620. Palau 108426. Sabin 28255.HBS 66567.$4,500

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        Carte De La Nouvelle Zéelande.

      1778 - Paris, c.1778. 360 x 240mm. Chart based on Cook's survey, with four insets, including Cook's Strait and the Thames River.

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        John Jay writes on a visit by a member of the prominent loyalist family, the Delanceys, and his brother Frederick's journey to British-occupied New York to retrieve his wife, <i> "... requesting a flag from General Washington to the Yonkers ... he is not yet returned, nor have we heard of or from him since. I imagine he was indulged with a Flag, and that the Enemy ... detain him for the present ..." </i> With hopes of war's end, Jay confides, <i>"Robberies have ceased, neither army is near us, the militia chiefly at Home, and every Body pleased with an Expectation of seeing the Devastation & Miseries of War, speedily succeeded by the Blessings of Peace Liberty & Plenty"</i>

      Autograph Letter Signed "John Jay", 3 pages, 7.5" x 13", Fish Kill, August 1, 1778, addressed in his hand on the integral transmittal leaf to his wife, Sarah "Sally" Van Brugh Livingston, in "Persipiney [sic Parsippany, New Jersey]". Jay writes concerning family matters, a journey by his brother into the British Lines at Yonkers (who remained unaccounted for), as well as a visit by a member of the largely loyalist Delancey family. Weak at folds with minor partial separations, some ink bleeds through from the verso, separated integral transmittal leaf bears some soiling and a small loss from a seal tear, else very good. Housed in a handsome custom slipcase bound in green morocco and marbled boards with a gilt-titled spine and green cloth interior featuring a fine 19th century steel engraving of Jay. Jay writes to his wife, then in Parsippany, New Jersey staying with her father Governor William Livingston (1723-90), in full: "My dear Sally, You have since my Depa

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        REGLAMENTO y Aranceles Reales para el Comercio Libre de España a Indias de 12 de octubre de 1778. Madrid, en la Imprenta de Pedro Marin, 1778. RELIÉ AVEC (à la suite): 2). REAL DECRETO de diez y seis de Marzo de 1778. Por el que habilita S.M. el Puerto de los Alfaques de Tortosa, y el de Almería, para el Comercio libre à Indias, bajo los mismos terminos y circunstancias que los demàas comprehendidos en el de dos de Febrero del mismo año. En Madrid, en la Imprenta de Pedro Marin, 1778. 3). ARANCEL de los derechos que S.M. señala a los escribanos de registros en los puertos de Indias para las embarcaciones del Comercio libre, y las que hacen el interior de unos Puertos à otros en los Mares del Norte, y Sur de la America. En Madrid, en la impr

      - Ensemble 4 ouvrages en 1 volume in-folio. 1). 2ff. 19pp. 262pp. 2). 3ff. (1f.blanc). 3). 4ff. 4). 4ff. Plein veau marbré, guirlande dorée encadrant les plats, dos lisse orné (reliure espagnole de l'époque). Important recueil de 4 pièces publiées séparément sur la libéralisation du commerce de l'Espagne avec l'Amérique. Il contient en tête le grand 'Reglamento' de 1778, fleuron des réformes économiques de Carlos III, qui levait la restriction du commerce des ports espagnols avec l'Amérique. L'ouvrage contenait notamment de nombreuses informations sur le commerce et le tarif des biens espagnols et américains, avec des indications sur les ports, le transport maritime, les concessions faites à la Louisiane, etc. A la suite du 'Reglamento' se trouvent 3 textes de loi qui en complétaient certains aspects en étendant la liberté du commerce aux ports de Alfaques de Tortosa et Almería, en fixant le tarif des écritures douanières et en incluant différents ports d'Amérique du Sud. Intéressant exemplaire paraphé, avec le feuillet ajouté du blason de Carlos III qui ne figure pas dans tous les exemplaires, et portant l'inscription manuscrite suivante: "De la mesa de la Razón". 1). Palau, 255843. Sabin, 68890. Medina, 4845. 2). Medina, 4844. 3). Medina, 4833. 4). Pas dans Medina. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tableau historique et politique de l'état ancien et actuel de la colonie de Surinam, et des causes de sa décadence.

      Maestricht, Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux, 1778.Contemporary marbled calf, gilt fillets round sides, spine richly gilt. XXIV,392 pp.* First edition. - Continuation of Fermin's Description générale .. de la colonie de Surinam, Amsterdam 1769, containing a survey of the history and current situation in the Dutch colony of Surinam, with errors of earlier administrations pointed out and suggestions made for improving the government and economy of the colony. It contains chapters on the produce, commerce, revenues, the campaigns against fugitive slaves, the town of Paramaribo, etc. With emphasis on the decadence of the colony. (Age-browned). - In fine contemporary binding.Sabin 24117; Tiele 356 note; Suriname-catalogus UB Amsterdam 1946; Boucher de la Richarderie VI, p.258; The James Ford Bell Library F49.

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        The Psalms of David. Imitated in the Language of the New Testament. And Applied to the Christian State and Worship. [Bound with] Hymns and Spirituall Songs in Three Books

      London: J. W. Parsham, 1778. Hand-Painted Vellum; With Full Morocco Box. Near Fine. 2 volumes in one. 12mo (4.75 by 3", 12 by 7 cm),. [4], 240, [20], [4], 216, [26] pp. Above all else, this is a beautifully painted vellum binding in the style of the Edwards of Halifax, a family of bookbinders in the late 18th century who developed a process of producing painting on vellum or parchment. The painting would actually lie under the surface, giving it a greater permanence as well as a subtle glassy aura. On the front of this particular binding is a lady, in late Georgian attire, playing an organ with a cherub at her side and a lute at her feet. The rear board has a tinted illustration of a castle in a park-like setting. The spine is divided into five compartments, four of which have a lyre ornament. Gilt ornamental borders and other detail work add further refinement to the binding. This comes with a brown levant gilt folding case, shaped like book, octavo in size, and with plush interior with resting compartment for book itself, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The joints of the book are partly cracked. The first title page has some light soilage. There is a small tear, partially repaired, on pp 1/2 of the second work. The vellum has light soilage and wear. The box has rubbed front joint and some minor scuffs and rubbing along edges. Notwithstanding these issues, the book remains a highly attractive work of book art.

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        Des Alexander Pope Esq. sämmtliche Werke mit Wilh. Warburtons Commentar und Anmerkungen. - [10 Bände in 5 Bänden]. -

      Straßburg: Heitz und Dannbach 1778-1700,. 5 Bände in 10 Bänden, Ppbde. der Zeit, handgeschriebene Rückenschildchen, farbiger Blattschnitt, 16,5 x 9,5 cm. Bände 1 bis 10 in 5 Bänden. - Der Nebentitel lautet: "Die Schriften des Alexander Pope". (= Sammlung der Poetischen und Prosaischen Schriften Ausländischer schöner Geister). - Die Bände 1 bis 8 enthalten die Werke Popes, die Bände 9 und 10 den ersten Teil der Briefe (es erschienen drei weitere Briefe-Bände). - Band 9 mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz von Egid Verhelst (1733-1804). Das Frontispiz zeigt Pope. - Berieben und bestoßen, die Rücken etwas blass und mit älteren kleinen Signaturschildchen; die Vorsätze mit winzigen Montagespuren; Vorsätze und Nachbarseiten deutlich fleckig. Der vordere Vorsatz des neunten Bandes mit Minierspur. Sonst und insgesamt ordentliche Exemplare..

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        Flußbiegung mit links aufragenden Felswänden und zwei großen Laubbäumen rechts, mit figürlicher Staffage.

      . Feder in Grau und Braun, braun und grau laviert, auf Bütten. 22,7:32,8 cm. Mit vereinzelten Stockflecken. Vergleichsliteratur: U. Martens, Landschaftszeichnungen von Emanuel Steiner (1778-1831), in: Zeitschrift für Schweizerische Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte, Bd. 31, 1974, Abb. 9, 10, 17 und 18.. Steiner war Schüler von Johann Rudolph Schellenberg (1740-1806), bildete sich 1796-1798 bei dem ebenfalls aus Winterthur stammenden Maler Anton Graff (1736-1813) in Dresden weiter, hielt sich 1803/04 in Rom auf und noch 1804 in Paris. Als Radierer war er Schüler von Georg Christoph Friedrich Oberkogler (1774-1856) in Zürich. Seine Kupferstichsammlung bildet den Grundstock der Sammlung des Graphischen Kabinetts in Winterthur, und bewahrt von ihm selbst zwei Ölgemälde sowie Hunderte von Aquarellen und Zeichnungen.

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        Major General Artemas Ward Revolutionary War-date appointment of John May, a participant in the Boston Tea Party, as a Captain in the Boston Militia ? also signed by 14 other members of the Council of Massachusetts-Bay

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Artemas Ward? and by Jeremiah Powell, Thomas Cushing, Benjamin White, Benjamin Austin, Daniel Davis, Daniel Hopkins, Timothy Danielson, Francis W. Dana, Abraham Fuller, Oliver Prescott, Nathan Cushing, Oliver Wendell [grandfather of O.W. Holmes], Samuel Niles, and Eleazar Brooks as Members of the Council of Massachusetts Bay, 1p, 13? x 13?. Boston, October 10, 1778. Completed in manuscript. On watermarked laid paper. Embossed Seal of Massachusetts at top left. Small holes at mid-horizontal fold where vertical folds cross, professionally reinforced on verso. Foxed. Very Good condition.?The Major Part of the Council of Massachusetts-Bay, in New-England? appoints John May ?Adjutant of the Boston Regiment of Militia in the County of Suffolk whereof Jabez Hatch Esquire is Colonel / With the Rank of Captain...?From the Journals of the Continental Congress, June 17, 1775: ?Resolved unanimously upon the question, Whereas, the delegates of all

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        Annales Typographiae Augustanae ab ejus Origine MCCCCLXVI usque ad annum MDXXX. Accedit Domini Francisci Antonii Veith Diatribe de Origine et Incrementis Artis Typographicae in Urbe Augusta Vindelica.

      Albert Friedrich Bartholomae, Augustae Vindelicorum [d.i. Augsburg] 1778 - 6 Bll., lxviii Seiten, 1 gestochene typographische Falttafel, 114 Seiten. 3 Bll., goldgeprägter HLdrbd. der Zeit, goldgeprägtes rotes Lederrückenschildchen, marmorierte Deckel, 21 x 17 cm. Buchgeschichtliche Arbeit Zapfs zum Frühdruck bis 1530 - ergänzt durch eine Geschichte des Augsburger Buchdrucks von Franz Anton Veith. - VD18 10216596. - Beigebunden 1.: "De Antiquissima Latinor[um] Bibliorum Editione Ceu Primo Artis Typographicae Foetu et Rariorum Librorum Phoenice [.]" von Georg Schelhorn (Ulm, Frider 1760, 71 Seiten). VD18 11139234. - Beigebunden 2.: "Annalium Typographicorum, Selecta Quaedam Capita" von Heinrich Lackmann (Hamburg, Felgner und Bohn 1740, 3 Bll., 167 Seiten, 1 nicht paginierte Seite). VD18 14483580. - Auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz das schlichte typographische Exlibris der Sammlung Gottlieb August Crüwell, Wien. - Berieben und bestoßen, der Rücken im Gelenk etwas rissig und fixiert, die Vorsätze gering fleckig. Sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar. 802 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annales Typographiae Augustanae ab ejus Origine MCCCCLXVI usque ad annum MDXXX. Accedit Domini Francisci Antonii Veith Diatribe de Origine et Incrementis Artis Typographicae in Urbe Augusta Vindelica. -

      Augustae Vindelicorum [d.i. Augsburg]: Albert Friedrich Bartholomae 1778,. 6 Bll., lxviii Seiten, 1 gestochene typographische Falttafel, 114 Seiten, 3 Bll., goldgeprägter HLdrbd. der Zeit, goldgeprägtes rotes Lederrückenschildchen, marmorierte Deckel, 21 x 17 cm. Buchgeschichtliche Arbeit Zapfs zum Frühdruck bis 1530 - ergänzt durch eine Geschichte des Augsburger Buchdrucks von Franz Anton Veith. - VD18 10216596. - Beigebunden 1.: "De Antiquissima Latinor[um] Bibliorum Editione Ceu Primo Artis Typographicae Foetu et Rariorum Librorum Phoenice [...]" von Georg Schelhorn (Ulm, Frider 1760, 71 Seiten). VD18 11139234. - Beigebunden 2.: "Annalium Typographicorum, Selecta Quaedam Capita" von Heinrich Lackmann (Hamburg, Felgner und Bohn 1740, 3 Bll., 167 Seiten, 1 nicht paginierte Seite). VD18 14483580. - Auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz das schlichte typographische Exlibris der Sammlung Gottlieb August Crüwell, Wien. - Berieben und bestoßen, der Rücken im Gelenk etwas rissig und fixiert, die Vorsätze gering fleckig. Sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar..

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        Manuscript appointment for Georg Forster as Professor of Natural History at the Carolinum College of the University of Kassel

      Kassel: 15 December, 1778. Single sheet, 315 x 200 mm., watermarked &#39;Pro Patria&#39;; with a remnant of wax seal at the left hand margin, a few folds, some browning and little spotting yet good condition overall. A significant original manuscript document relating to the career of Georg Forster, confirming his first major appointment in Germany, to the Collegium Carolinum in Kassel, where he quickly established himself as the leading Pacific expert of his day. A naturalist on the second voyage of James Cook to the Pacific (1772-1785), Forster was still a teenager when they sailed, serving as an assistant to his father Johann. The two Forsters are now chiefly remembered for the controversies on their return; Johann, by most accounts, was not the easiest man to get along with, and was soon embroiled in controversy surrounding the publication of the official account of the voyage. In 1778, struggling for money himself, Georg left England to seek a university posting for his father in Germany; when he left England in October he carried a wealth of material derived from their time in the Pacific, including native artefacts and ethnological drawings, abundant botanical specimens and bundles of manuscript notes. Although his father encountered difficulty in selling Pacific artefacts in London, Georg was able to interest German institutions including the University of Göttingen, where a significant collection of artefacts from the second voyage of Captain Cook remains to this day. Georg certainly made an impression in Germany, and it is not surprising that while seeking employment for his father in the court of Frederick II, Landgraf of Hessen-Kassel, that he was soon offered a position. This original document confirms George Forster&#39;s appointment to the post of Professor of Natural History with a salary of 450 talents per year, and is signed by Frederick II. Georg stayed in the post from 1778 to 1784, and here met his future wife Therese Heyne.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes. 7 tomes (volumes) Une nouvelle Edition, corrigée (Ex libris Robert Mackenzie Beverley Quaker and Plymouth Brethren interest)

      Paris: Lacombe. Very Good-. 1778. New edition. Hardback. 7 volumes (19 books), complete. 8vo., contemporary tree calf, 3 hinges a little weak, volume one hinge detached (but present) rather darkened, some lack title labels and most volume labels. All with armorial bookplate of Robert Mackenzie Beverley and his signature in ink. Boards very good with mild scuffing at edges, contents very crisp and clean - perhaps unread. Each book with an engraved frontis. (three by Collyer and 4 by Cook) 4 folding maps by Lodge:I: xii+592pp., II: xii+409pp., III: xiii+584pp., iv: viii+407pp., v: xii+403pp., vi:vi+383pp., vii: viii+430pp.. ; Unusual French edition. Abbé Raynal French writer and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment was assisted by a number of others in (this) his most important work, (first published in Amsterdam, in 4 vols. in 1770). Diderot is credited with a third of the work. Its "philosophic" declamations were considered contentious and it was banned in France and burnt in Geneva. .

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        Voyage dans l'hemisphere Austral, et autour du monde, fait sur les vaisseaux du roi l'Aventure & la Resolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774, & 1775. Dans lequel on a insere la relation du capitaine Furneaux, & celle de MM. Forster. Traduit de l'Anglois [par J. B. A. Suard]. Bände 1-6 [von 6] in 6 Bänden.

      Paris, Hotel de Thou, 1778.. 8°. Mit mehreren Texttabellen. Geflammte Ldr.d.Zt. mit Rvg. (stark beschabt, Wurmspuren, Gelenke bei 2 Bänden eingerissen, Kapitale unterschiedlich beschädigt).. Henze I, 675 f. Vgl. Sabin16249 u. Cox I, 60.- Erste vollständige französische Ausgabe, gleichzeitig mit einer Quart-Ausgabe erschienen. Unser Exemplar leider ohne den Atlasband mit 67 Karten und Tafeln.- Cooks zweite Reise galt im wesentlichen der Erkundung eines möglichen südlichen Kontinents. Enthält Berichte über zahlreiche Pazifikinseln, u.a. über Neuseeland, Tahiti, die Osterinseln und Feuerland sowie ausführlich über Neukaledonien (Bd. V).- "His voyage of 1772-75 settled the age-long question of the existence of another continent, the Terra Australis Incognita, in the negative. It was also the first scientific exploration of the South Polar Regions." (Cox I, 59).- Innendeckel von Band I mit Exlibris von Franz Josef Graf Saurau (Wien 1760 - 1832 Florenz), einer der wichtigsten Berater Kaiser Franz II. und seit 1795 Regierungspräsident von Niederösterreich.- Die Titel mit Bibl.-Stempel (ausgeschieden). Gebrauchsspuren, etwas gebräunt, unterschiedlich braunfleckig. Möglicherweise fehlt eine Falttafel.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF DR. JONATHAN SWIFT, DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S, DUBLIN. In four volumes. With the life of the author.

      Edinburg, Apollo Press, by the Martins, 1778.. Mit Portrait-Kupfer und gestochenem Frontispiz. clvi u. 158-215, 247, 233, 209 S. Einfühlsam neugebundener HALBLEDER mit handmarmoriertem 12°. Einband im Stile der Zeit.. Printed for John Bell near Exeter Exchange Strand London June 4.1778. Rebound in half-calf in contemporary manner.Engraved title pages and frontispieces (copperengravings). Außer sehr wenigen Stockflecken, SEHR GUTER und FRISCHER Zustand. Volumes in a very fine and fresh condition.

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