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        LONGI PASTORALIUM DE DAPHNIDE ET CHLOE, LIBRI QUATUOR. Ex recensione & cum Animadversionibus Johan.-Baptistae Casparis d'Ansse de Villoison.

      Imp. Franc. Ambr. Didot sumptibus Guill. de Bure. París, 1778 - . 20,5 cm. 4 h., XCII-135 pág. (doble numeración). Texto enfrentado latín-griego. [Sigue:] VILLOISON, Johannis-Baptistae Casparis d’Ansse de. ANIMADVERSIONES AD LONGI PASTORALIUM DE DAPHNIDE ET CHLOE LIBROS QUATUOR. Id. Id. 312 pág., 2 h. Dos partes enc. en un vol. en piel, nervios, tejuelo, lomera cuajada, ruedas doradas en ambos planos, cortes jaspeados. * Edición bilingüe latín-griego de la obra más importante de este novelista griego, Dafnis y Cloe. Aunque se conoce muy poco acerca de la vida del autor, hay cierta unanimidad a la hora de defender que vivió en la isla de Lesbos durante el siglo II d.C. La obra, editada por vez primera en 1598, viene acompañada por los comentarios de Jean Baptiste Gaspard d’Ansse de Villoison (1750-1805), con el que forma volumen único. Helenista y filólogo francés conocido sobre todo por su reconstitución de la Ilíada de Homero, Villoison conocía, además del griego -que enseñó en el Collège de France- el latín, el árabe, el siríaco y el hebreo. Brunet 16974 (III,1155), la califica de "buena edición." Biblioteca Nacional de Francia 30831215. literatura clásica, literatura griega, Dafnis y Cloe. Novela Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 latín

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        Fascinating journal of Quartermaster Nicholas Quackenbush during the Revolutionary War including entries such as <I>"the President of Congress on you for one hundred thousand dollars..."</I>

      Journal of Nicholas Quackenbush, 55 pages, 4.25" x 6.25". New York, 1778 - 1782. Binding is stiff with clean pages and dark ink where used. Ribbon tie is frayed at end. Fine condition.As a quartermaster, Nicholas Quackenbush kept a detailed journal of his various transactions during the heart of the Revolutionary War. A particularly interesting entry reads in part, "and indorse the same on the back of the order from the Honble [honorable] the President of Congress on you for one hundred thousand dollars lodged by me in youre [sic] hands taking a loose Receipt from him & you will oblige you Honble [sic] servant in behalf of Colt [Lieutenant Colonel] Hay." Other transactions with prominent people include Cornelius Roosevelt and Jacob Borgardus.Henry Laurens was the President of the Continental Congress mentioned in the journal, who would become an ambassador and negotiator for the United States in several European countries.

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        REGLAMENTO Y ARANCELES REALES PARA EL COMERCIO LIBRE DE ESPAÑA A INDIAS DE 12. DE OCTUBRE DE 1778.

      Madrid: Pedro Marin, [1778]. - [2],19,262pp. plus engraved leaf with royal coat of arms. Quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt, spine gilt extra. Edges of covers slightly worn, corners heavily worn. Modern bookplate on front pastedown, old book dealers' descriptions on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscription ("Castillo") on titlepage. Occasional minor soiling and dampstaining in upper margins of a few leaves, remainder of text fresh and clean, with wide margins, printed on heavy paper. Very good plus. Detailed rules and regulations governing Spain's late 18th-century commercial policy in Latin America, with a preliminary section of nineteen pages providing a summary of the articles and tariffs documented in the main portion of the text. With this REGLAMENTO., the Crown terminated Cadiz and Seville's monopoly of trade with Spanish America, allowing other cities of the realm to participate. In addition to much information on commerce and numerous tariffs on a large variety of Spanish and American goods, several sections discuss shipping, ports, and other maritime activities directly related to commercial activity. The work also includes the text of concessions granted to Louisiana. PALAU 255843. SABIN 68890. MEDINA (BHA) 4845.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        IN CONGRESS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1776. INSTRUCTIONS TO THE COMMANDERS OF PRIVATE SHIPS OR VESSELS OF WAR, WHICH SHALL HAVE COMMISSIONS OR LETTERS OF MARQUE AND REPRISAL, AUTHORISING THEM TO MAKE CAPTURES OF BRITISH VESSELS AND CARGOES [caption title].

      [Philadelphia? John Dunlap? 1778?] - Broadside, 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Old fold lines. Wear at some folds, one repaired on verso with tissue. Contemporary manuscript notations to text, signed by Henry Laurens. Very good. The printed instructions issued by the Continental Congress to privateers during the American Revolution, in this case under the signature of Henry Laurens as President of the Congress. The text of the broadside elaborates eleven articles of instruction for American privateers, private vessels authorized to raid enemy commerce during wartime. These vessels far outnumbered ships of the fledgling American navy, and had a huge effect on the outcome of the war, accounting for the capture of hundreds of British ships and millions of dollars in prize money. In addition to allowing the taking of ships by force of arms, the articles prohibit torture and murder, and indicate that Congress shall dictate disposal of prisoners. The privateering proclamation was first issued in April, 1776, with John Hancock's name printed, as President of Congress. This was followed by another issue, which Hancock signed in manuscript. Subsequently the broadside was issued by other Presidents of the Congress. South Carolinian Henry Laurens succeeded Hancock as president in November 1777, while the Congress was in York, Pennsylvania, and served through December of the next year. The present broadside, with Laurens' signature, was probably issued in the latter part of 1778, after the American forces had reclaimed Philadelphia from British occupation. John Jay followed Laurens as President, and two issues of the broadside exist with his manuscript signature, dated in 1779. The ESTC notes the four Hancock and Jay issues, and the differences in typesettings among them, but the present Laurens issue is unrecorded. It is likely that the broadside was part of the paperwork issued to American privateers to demonstrate that they were authorized by Congress and not simply pirates. This may be why the different issues were actually signed by the President of Congress, in order to demonstrate the validity of the privateers actions. In this regard, interestingly, Laurens has also made two manuscript corrections to the text, changing the phrase "Inhabitants of Great Britain" to "Subjects of the King of Great Britain," in Article I, "You may, by force of arms, attack, subdue, and take all ships and other vessels belonging to the [subjects of the King] of Great Britain, on the High Seas, or between high water and low water marks.," and inserting the additional condition, "or acquitted," in Article V: "You shall keep and preserve every ship or vessel and cargo by you taken, until they shall by sentence of a court properly authorised be adjudged lawful Prize [or acquitted], not selling, spoiling, wasting, or diminishing the same or breaking the bulk thereof, nor suffering any such things to be done." The only known copy of an important broadside, with the signature and corrections of Henry Laurens, illuminating a vital part of the American military effort in the Revolution. EVANS 15137 (ref: the Hancock issue).

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        Geschichte einer sehr merkwürdigen zwölfmonatlichen Schwangerschaft. - (Angebunden): - (ders.): Abfertigung der vermeyntlich kritischen Beurtheilung seiner Geschichte einer zwölfmonatlichen Schwangerschaft.

      bey Rudolph August Wilh. Ahl,, Coburg, 1778 - Coburg, bey Rudolph August Wilh. Ahl, 1778-1780. 8°. 108 S., 30 S., 1 S. Druckfehler. Pappband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. Blake 409. - Ueber den Verfasser steht auf dem Titel: Stadtphysicus zu Sonnenberg und Neuhauss. - Aus der Sammlung W. Pfeilsticker. Sprache: Deutsch Pappband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relação, ou noticia particular da infeliz viagem da não de Sua Magestade Fidelissima, Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, e S. Pedro de Alcantara, do Rio de Janeiro para a Cidade de Lisboa neste presente anno.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1778. - Woodcut initial. (3 ll.), 72 pp. 4°, recent full crimson Oasis morocco, simple spine with gilt letter only with raised bands in six compartments, inner dentelles gilt, double border in gilt on covers, silk pastedowns and flyleaves, all edges gilt; in a slipcase. Clean, crisp. In fine condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. An account of the terrible voyage Alexandre e Silva made from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon in the company of some 600 others on a single ship. The passengers included the Captain General of Mozambique, Captain General of Goiás José de Almeida Vasconcelos, and the famous judge of the Court of Appeals José Mascarenhas Pacheco Coelho e Melo, who was imprisoned in Brazil for twenty years by order of the Marques de Pombal. The voyage lasted 216 days, for 46 of which the ship sailed without masts or a rudder. The author wrote this account to call attention to the need for more adequate fitting of the ships used for Atlantic crossings. At the end is a poem celebrating the return of Judge Mascarenhas to Portugal. The work appeared again at Lisbon, 1869.Elias Alexandre e Silva, or Elias Alexandre da Silva Correa, was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1753 and began a military career in Santa Catarina. Having survived this hazardous voyage, he served for four years in the Portuguese infantry, then seven years in Angola (1782-1789), and later served in Rio de Janeiro. His @Historia de Angola, only published in 1937, is described by Borba as "a remarkable work."---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 801: "interesting and rare"; @Período colonial 357-8: "rarissima e notavel relação." Blake II, 261. Innocêncio II, 225. @Imprensa Nacional p. 336. Schäffer, @Portuguese Exploration to the West and the Formation of Brazil 8. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 778/6. Welsh 3590. Palha 2317. Not in Rodrigues. NUC: DCU-IA, MH, ICN. OCLC: 80873875 (Harvard University); 557405853 (British Library); 41629000 (New York Public Library, University of Toronto-Fisher Library); 719448368 (digitized). Porbase locates 2 copies of this edition at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, plus a single copy of the second, Lisbon 1869 (at the Biblioteca Nacional). Copac repeats British Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FIGURES DE L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE [E.O] - Représentant règne par règne, les principaux faits et les traits les plus intéressants de cette histoire. 200 PLANCHES DONT 12 EN DOUBLE ETAT. EXEMPLAIRE UNIQUE.

      1778 - s.l., s.n., 1778-1813, fort in-4°, (244x200mm) Demi-chagrin rouge ; double filet sur les plats, dos à nerfs orné, une couverture de livraison de l'édition Renouard conservée. Reliure du XIXe. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. Coins frottés. *** 200 planches dont 12 en double état. 155 sont signées Moreau le Jeune, 23 Lépicié et 2 Monnet. Collation ardue pour ce recueil factice car les états se côtoient et se mêlent. Nous trouvons des planches sur vélin fort ou fin, sans la lettre, avec, en double état, contre-collé sur vélin fort en un ou deux états, signées ou non, avec le numéro ou non, etc. En général, les planches numérotées correspondent à la suite de Moreau (mais plus de 50 ne le sont pas et sont signées par cet artiste). Plusieurs tableaux, dessinés par Lépicié ou Monnet, ont deux versions, car ils ont été repris par Moreau. Cet exemplaire unique réunit de manière éparse, l'édition de 1778-81 (126 figures), celle de 1785-90 chez Moreau le Jeune (166 figures) et certaines gravures de la réédition de 1813 de Renouard (164 pl.). Une note intéressante, rédigée par le compilateur de ce recueil, J. Soubrié, nous informe que cette suite de figures de l'Histoire de France avec texte de l'abbé Garnier fut commencée par Monnet et Lépicié qui publièrent en 1774 [sic] quatre livraisons contenant 24 vignettes (2 de Monnet et 22 de Lépicié. La publication en était là (l'an 600) lorsqu'elle fut confiée à Moreau le Jeune qui conserva les sujets déjà traités par ses deux prédécesseurs , en intercalant toutefois huit vignettes nouvelles [.] Dans ce volume se trouvent toutes les vignettes, aussi bien de celles de Monnet, Lépicié que celles de Moreau. [.] Si la publication s'est arrêtée en l'année 1356, la faute en est aux désordres de la Révolution qui rendirent sa continuation impossible. J'ai eu entre les mains pour collationner ce volume, l'exemplaire ayant appartenu à la fille même de Moreau le Jeune, mariée à Carle Vernet et mère du grand Horace Vernet ; avec de magnifiques épreuves avant toute lettre. *** Beau recueil de figures [.] Vers 1813, Renouard qui s'était rendu acquéreur des dessins et des cuivres, fit faire un tirage [.] sur un petit papier très mince ; elles sont faciles à distinguer des premières épreuves qui sont tirées sur beau papier. (Cohen). -- Références : Cohen 737. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scienza della natura generale.

      In Napoli, a spese di Donato Campo, 1774-1778. - Due parti in tre volumi in 8vo; pp.XII, 544; 6n.nn., 573; 160, 200. 85 tavole spieghevoli incise in rame da Filippo De Grado. Capilettera figurati. Lievi fioriture. Bazzana coeva, doppio tassello ai dorsi con titolo e fregi in oro. Houzeau-Lancaster, 9363; Riccardi II, 541: "Questa voluminosa opera può considerarsi come un completo trattato di Fisica-matematica. La prima parte tratta della materia, della estensione, della resistenza, del moto e della qualità dei corpi. Nella seconda si occupa della figura e grandezza della terra, della sua interna costituzione, degli animali, dei vegetali, dei corpi che si trovano alla sua superficie, e dell'atmosfera. sono notevoli i miglioramenti dell'autore immaginati nella costruzione dei cannocchiali e nei microscopi, dei quali si occupa nell'ottica che forma parte del trattato sull'atmosfera". 5 immagini allegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Warwick Vase on Pedestal. Hoc Pristinae artis Romanaeq - Magnifgicantiae Monumentua Ruderibus Villae Tiburtinae Hadriano ... A Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Cav. Hamilton

      Rome:: Piranesi,. 1778.. Stunning print by Piranesi depicting the mammoth 10-foot Warwick Vase, created in the second century, which was uncovered from the bottom of Lake Tivoli, near Hadrian&#39;s Villa in 1770. "universally avow&#39;d to be the first vase in the world." (Hamilton, letter 2 Jan. 1776) 28 x 18 3/4" platemark, with ample borders. Wilton-Ely No. 889. Handsome archival framing. Wilton-Ely 889: "Large vase found at the Pantanello, Hadrian&#39;s Villa, Tivoli, in 1770 (The "Warwick Vase"). Front view with pedestal. Dedicated &#39;A Sua Exxellenza il Sig. Cav. Hamilton Ministro Plenipotenziario della M&#39;ta. Di Giorgio III. Re. della Gran Brettagna presso alla M&#39;ta di Ferdinando IV RE delle due Sicilie&#133;&#39; Signature, lower left." Published in Piranesi&#39;s "Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi...", 1778.

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        Reglamento y aranceles reales para el comercio libre de España a Indias, de 12 de octubre de 1778

      en la Imprenta de Pedro Marín, Madrid 1778 - Escudo real de España grabado al cobre a toda plana, portada a dos tintas, rojo y negro, 19-262 p.Plena piel de época, lomo cuajado de adornos dorados, con nervios y tejuelo rojo: comer de yndia.Primera edición del decreto por el que Carlos III establece la libertad de comercio con América e impulsa el liberalismo económico en España. Recoge articulado en cincuenta y cinco puntos las concesiones dispensadas y los aranceles o impuestos aduaneros aplicados a las materias primas y manufacturas objeto de importación y exportación entre la Corona Española y las colonias americanas.Perfecto ejemplar, muy limpio. Injerto en la esquina superior derecha de la primera hoja. Palau, 255843; Goldsmith's, 11717

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        REGLAMENTO Y ARANCELES REALES PARA EL COMERCIO LIBRE DE ESPAÑA A INDIAS DE 12 DE OCTUBRE DE 1778.

      - Madrid, Imprenta de Pedro Marín, 19x25, escudo real de España grabado al cobre a toda plana, portada a dos tintas, 16 págs. de sumario (faltan las 2 ultimas hojas págs17-18 19-20 sin señales de arranque debió encuadernarse así) , 261 págs. Magnífica encuadernación en plena piel de época con nervios, tejuelo, hierros en lomera, ruedas en los planos, cantos y contracantos, excelente papel, muy blanco y con amplios márgenes. (Primera edición del decreto por el que Carlos III establece la libertad de comercio con América e impulsa el liberalismo económico en España. Recoge articulado en cincuenta y cinco puntos las concesiones dispensadas y los aranceles o impuestos aduaneros aplicados a las materias primas y manufacturas objeto de importación y exportación entre la Corona Española y las colonias americanas. (52204).

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        Epithomo historico-medico-politico em que se referam as honras, as estimações, e as liberalidades, que todos Principes do Mundo despenarão com os medicos dos seus respectivos tempos . . ." Manuscript on paper, in Portuguese.

      , , @Ca. 1778. - Written in ink, in a number of different hands (elegant and legible) of the late eighteenth century. (9 ll., first 2 blank), 11-37, 37-479, 1-225 pp., (1 blank l.); i.e., 707 written pages in all. 8°, contemporary crushed crimson morocco, heavily gilt with floral motif in center and at the corners of each cover and a roll-tooled border; spine gilt in compartments with a small floral tool; edges gilt and gauffered. Two very small scraped areas on upper cover and a few pinpoint wormholes at head and foot of spine, otherwise very fresh. Very fine internally. Overall in fine condition. Old (contemporary?) library stamp of the Dukes of Lafões on title-page. ---- One of the most copiously informative histories of medicine ever written, this @unpublished eighteenth-century "epitome" is no mere summary. It gives a critical account of the whole development of medicine, and more particularly of the medical profession, concentrating on the three centuries between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Given that medical history on such a grand scale as this had just begun around 1700 with Leclerc, it seems likely that Moraes Soares' manuscript is among the first Portuguese contributions to comprehensive medical historiography - perhaps the first such. Aside from this, the manuscript represents an unpublished eighteenth-century text by a physician of some standing, dedicated to and from the library of one of Portugal's great Enlightenment figures.Manoel de Moraes Soares was born in Coimbra in 1727 and died in 1800 or 1801 in Lisbon, where he was an established scientific rapporteur and litterateur. His Portuguese translation of the fables of Phaedrus (@Fabulas de Phedro) was published in 1785, and popular enough for a second edition to be published in 1805. In the medical sphere, Moraes Soares published only two works. One was a translation of La Condamine's work on smallpox vaccination, issued in 1762 as @Memoria sobre a inoculaçam das bexigas (OCLC 14314743, at Yale University-Medical Library and the National Library of Medicine). In 1760, Moraes Soares published @Memorial critico-medico, historico-physico-mechanico, whose title suggests that its contents are similar to the "Epithome historico-medico-politico." However, the @Memorial is only 84 pp. long (OCLC 7978639, at the National Library of Medicine and the Newberry Library).We estimate that this manuscript was written some two decades later than the @Memorial. The most recent date mentioned in the text is 1771, in connection with the intriguing career of the notorious but progressive J.F. Struensee as a royal minister in Denmark. Several other events from the 1750s and 1760s are recorded, and the maps cited are mid-century ones that were standard in the third quarter of the eighteenth century. The dedication supports a date in the late 1770s. The dedicatee, the second Duke of Lafões (see Provenance), was in self-imposed exile during the long dictatorship of the Marquês de Pombal (1750-1777); this manuscript's dedication surely dates from after his return. From the author's praise in the dedication of the Duke's "sabia errecção de huma Accademia nova," we judge that the work was written just before the Academia Real das Ciencias was chartered by D. Maria I in 1779. This theory is supported by the author's omission from the title-page of any mention of the Academy, or of any rank attained by the Duke of Lafões after 1779.The near-encyclopedic "Epithomo" notes the contributions to healing of the monastic orders and credits the Moors with the benefits they brought to science during their Iberian hegemony, giving many particulars of the work of physicians of various faiths under the Caliphate. Though there is also much on individual cures, drugs and doctors, the words "historico-medico-politico" in the title accurately reflect the author's concern for the standing of medical science in different communities. Moraes Soares also treats of public health measures and the state of health of [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de M. Antoine d'Espeisses, Avocat et Jurisconsulte de Montpellier (3 Tomes - Complet). Où toutes les plus importantes matières du droit Romain sont méthodiquement expliquées et accommodées au droit françois. Confirmées par les Arrêts des Cours Souveraines, & enrichies des plus utiles doctrines des Auteurs Anciens et Modernes. Tome I : Des Contrats propres et Impropres, leurs accessoires, exécution et dissolution ; Tome II : des Successions Testamentaires et Ab Intestat. Pratique civile, pratique criminelle ; Tome III : Des Droits Seigneuriaux. Des tailles et autres Impositions. Des bénéfices Ecclésiastiques.

      Chez J. Dupleix 1778 - Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & très considérablement augmentée par Me Guy du Rousseaud de Lacombe, 3 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque pleine basane racinée, Chez J. Dupleix, Toulouse, 1778, viij-840 ; iv-808 et x-762 pp. Titre complet : Oeuvres de M. Antoine d'Espeisses, Avocat et Jurisconsulte de Montpellier (3 Tomes - Complet). Où toutes les plus importantes matières du droit Romain sont méthodiquement expliquées et accommodées au droit françois. Confirmées par les Arrêts des Cours Souveraines, & enrichies des plus utiles doctrines des Auteurs Anciens et Modernes. Tome I : Des Contrats propres et Impropres, leurs accessoires, exécution et dissolution ; Tome II : des Successions Testamentaires et Ab Intestat. Pratique civile, pratique criminelle ; Tome III : Des Droits Seigneuriaux. Des tailles et autres Impositions. Des bénéfices Ecclésiastiques. Complet. Etat satisfaisant (plats fort. frottés avec mq. de cuir, plusieurs petits travaux de vers marginaux n'affectant pas le texte, belle présentation en dos). "Cette dernière édition a été réimprimée page à page et sans aucun changement sur celle de Lyon, 1750, au moyen d'un caractère plus petit, fort agréable, et sur d'assez beau papier. Antoine Despeisses, né à Montpellier en 1595, exerça d'abord la profession d'avocat au Parlement de Paris, et ensuite dans sa patrie, où il mourut vers 1658". Camus & Dupin, 1819, 1001 Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mémoires Pour Servir a l Histoire De Madame De Maintenon et à Celle Du Siècle passé, Nouvelle Édition, Augmentée Des Remarques Critiques De Mr De Voltaire, Tirées De Son Essai Sur L'histoire Générale

      Dufour et Roux, Maestricht 1778 - xxiv - 298 + iii-271 + iii -338 + vii-309 + vii-354 + iv-306 +viii-327 + viii-294 + vii-300 + vii-384 + vi-283 + vii-308 + x-345 + xii-372 + viii-339 + 201 pp . Les six premiers volumes correspondent aux mémoires, les neuf suivant à la correspondance,dans le dernier volume sont les souvenirs de madame de Caylus et défense de Louis XIV par Voltaire . La Beaumelle fut jeté à la Bastille suite à l'édition des lettres de Madame de Maintenon , accusé d'en avoir dérobé une partie à l'école [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théorie de l'art du mineur ; traduite de l'allemand par A.-L. Smeets.

      Maestricht, Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux, 1778, - in-8, [4]-XV-314 pp., un f. n. ch. d'errata, avec 7 pl. dépl., dont 3 tableaux, veau marbré, dos lisse à caissons ornés de grandes roues dorées, hachures dorées sur les coupes, tranches citron (reliure de l'époque). Dos insolé, mais bon exemplaire.Unique édition française de ce livre peu commun, paru d'abord à l'adresse de Copenhague (où Geuss enseignait les mathématiques) en 1776 (Ausführliche Abhandlung der Minirkunst. Erster theoretischer Theil). Jordan, 1444. Marini, 361 (sans aucun commentaire). Exemplaire de la bibliothèque de Shirburn Castle, des comtes de Macclesfield, avec vignettes ex-libris contrecollées sur les premières gardes.

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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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        The collier's wedding; a poem. By Edward Chicken. The fifth edition.

      Newcastle : printed by T. Saint, and sold by the booksellers in town and country, 1778 - 32p.; Small 4to. Early nineteenth century cloth boards, blue calf spine. Fore-edge uncut. Title and last page a little dusted otherwise a very good copy. L, E, O; NCp, InU-Li in ESTC on-line. This famous poem, written in the 1720's, and first issued probably in the 1730's. Of the earliest known edition Foxon C147 locates just one imperfect copy (lacking Al and 12 i.e. the title page and last leaf) at Newcastle University Library. He gives date [173-?]. The Collier's wedding was reprinted a number of times well into the nineteenth century. ESTC lists Newcastle: 1764. (L, NCp; ZDU); Newcastle: 1773. 4th ed. (MH); Edinburgh: 1777. 6th ed. (E); Newcastle: 1778. 5th ed. L, E, NCp, O; Inu-Li; Edinburgh: 1779. (E); Newcastle: [1800?] (L); Warrington: 1779. 10th ed. (DLC); Liverpool: 1779. 10th ed. (CtY-BR); Newcastle: 1791. (NCp). In other words no perfect copy of any Foxon-period edition has been located. As can been seen all the eighteenth century editions are rare; several known in one copy only. On the title page of the Edinburgh edition of 1779 the author is referred to as "A Kirkaldy gentleman." The only other work by Chicken recorded is No; - this is the truth. A poem. [Newcastle upon Tyne]: Sold by the booksellers in Newcastle upon Tyne, [1741]. ll,[l]p. ; Folio. Foxon, C14S. Edward Chicken (1698-1746/7), Newcastle poet. His father was a weaver. Edward was brought up in his father's trade. He was a young man of ability and later his friends encouraged him to open a school in Low Friar Street. The Collier's Wedding is the story of the rough customs of courtship among the local miners in the early eighteenth century. It is characterised by coarse humour. This 1778 edition by Thomas Saint reprinted the poem verbatim but the Hodson edition of 1829 purged it of such indelicacies as were no longer considered appropriate. Walford describes it as "Chicken's masterpiece" and calls it "an interesting and humorous account of customs that, fortunately, have fallen into disuse." See Richard Welford, Men of mark twixt Tyne and Tweed, 1895 p. 546-549. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Candide, ou L`Optimisme, par Mr. de Voltaire. Premiere Partie / Seconde Partie. Edition revue, corrigée & ornée de figures en tailles-douces, dessinées & gravées par Mr. Daniel Chodowiecky.

      Berlin. chez Chrétien Frédéric Himbourg, 1778. - 2 in 1, mit 5 ganzseitigen Kupfern, Vignettten und Schlußstücken, illustriert von Daniel Chodowiecki, kl.8°. 15,3 x 10,1 cm. 188,(2) Bll /108, (1) Bl. Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einband leicht berieben, die Ecken bestoßen, der Rücken lichtbedingt entfärbt, der Schnitt teils gebräunt, einzelne Seiten leicht braunfleckig, eine Tafel rückseitig außerhallb der Darstellung im Rand davon mitbetroffen, insgesamt sehr sauber, gedruckt auf gutem Papier, wenige Lagen auf qualitärsmäßig schlechterem Papier gedruckt, mit den bekannten Stichen Chodowieckis. Leinen der Zeit mit sparsamer Rückenvergoldung, und marmoriertem Schnitt, Hardcover in Leinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Italie,et ses Isles circonvoisines Sicile, Sardaigne, Corse & exactement divisees en leurs Etats, Royaumes, Republiques

      Delamarche, Paris 1778 - Size : 515x685 (mm), 20.25x27 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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

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

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        Histoire Universelle, depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'a présent. Tome 39. Contenant l'Histoire de la Suisse . et le commencement de l'Histoire de l'Empire d'Allemagne & Tome 40. Contenant La Continuation de l'Histoire de l'Empire d'Allemagne .

      Amsterdam : Arkstée & Merkus, 1777-1778 - ~ 2 vol. ~ Tome 39: Carte des Cantons Suisses (dépliable). Carte de la partie occidentale de l'Empire Romain, dressée par I. B. Nolin (dépliable); Tome 40: Carte de l'Allemagne, par El. Bowen (dépliable) ~ Tome 39. Contenant l'Histoire de la Suisse ou des Cantons qui composent aujourd'hui la confédération Helvétique, et le commencement de l'Histoire de l'Empire d'Allemagne. Tome 40. Contenant La Continuation de l'Histoire de l'Empire d'Allemagne, depuis la mort de l'Empereur Conrad IV. jusques à l'avènement de Josèphe I. au trône de l'Empire ~ Veau marbré d'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons dorés, titre doré sur p.d.t. fauve, filet à froid autour des plats, tranches rouges ~ Pag: Tome 39: t. + tbl. + 632p; Tome 40: t.+ avertiss. +576+28p; Sign: Tome 39: *2, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Kkkk4; Tome 40: *2, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Cccc4,a-d2 ~ 26x21x8cm. ~ Dos frottés avec manque de cuir, par ailleurs très bon ensemble, l'intérieur très frais ~ Heavy item, circa 3.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, Translated from the Italian; With a Commentary, Attributed to M. de Voltaire, Translated from the French. A New Edition

      Printed by Bell & Murray, for W. Gordon and W. Creech, Edinburgh 1778 - Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, title dusty; a sound copy First Edinburgh edition of the seminal modern work on the theory of penology, translated from the Italian into twenty-two languages, inspiring Bentham, Blackstone, Romilly, Adams and Jefferson, and undergirding the movement for penal reform [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MÉMOIRES DE MAXIMILIEN DE BÉTHUNE DUC DE SULLY.NOUVELLE ÉDITION, REVUE & CORRIGÉE.

      Londres [but actually Paris]. 1778. - Eight volumes, with frontispiece portrait in first volume. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt. Spines very chipped and worn, hinges cracked. Boards crudely repaired at some corners and edges. Bookplate of James Monroe in front of each volume. Some foxing and dampstaining, but generally clean internally. A good, solid set with an impeccable provenance. In two black half morocco boxes. James Monroe's copy of Sully's MÉMOIRES, which is, in fact, a very free adaptation by "M.L.D.L.D.L.", i.e. Pierre Mathurin de L&#146;Ecluse des Loges. Jefferson and Madison both considered this book required reading for American statesmen. It was included in the list of books that Madison prepared for Congress in 1783, and was "usually included in Jefferson's lists of recommended reading" - Sowerby. Jefferson owned a copy of this same edition, one of several 18th-century reprints of a work first published in 1638, recounting the nation-building of a great French statesman. Jefferson's copy, acquired in 1788, was present when his library was acquired by the Library of Congress in 1815. James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson, who was fifteen years Monroe's senior, enjoyed a lifelong friendship from the time that Monroe began his law studies with Jefferson in 1780. Both were Francophiles, and in that regard, Monroe may well have surpassed his mentor. A United States minister to France from 1794 to 1796, Monroe championed the French in defiance of his mandate to promote neutrality. No doubt he embraced French history and culture with a similar though less dangerous zeal. This set of books was quite likely one of many works that Monroe acquired during his years in France (1794-1797 and 1803). In fact, Monroe began acquiring French books as early as 1784 when Jefferson sold him twenty-five duplicate French titles; the list, preserved in the Jefferson Papers, does not, however, include a copy of Sully. According to the catalog of Monroe's library reconstructed in 1967 by Gordon W. Jones, French books comprised nearly one third of Monroe's library, which, according to Monroe's own estimate, approached nearly 3,000 volumes. Based on Monroe's own manuscript catalog, (the library sold at auction in 1849), and a small group of books retained by his descendants, Jones was able to identify a total of some 450 titles, many in multiple volumes - enough to suggest that Monroe's estimate was not exaggerated. Only a tiny portion of Monroe's extensive library has been preserved intact, and copies from the library rarely turn up on the market. As of 1967, the Monroe Memorial Library at Fredericksburg housed some twenty-eight titles in fifty volumes. These are known to have belonged to Monroe because they descended through the family; most, according to Jones, do not have Monroe's bookplate. Only two other books belonging to Monroe are located by Jones, both in the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. Doubtless other works are scattered throughout various other public and private collections, but the general lack of a bookplate makes these nearly impossible to identify. All of which makes this 18th-century edition of a classic French historical text, complete with Monroe's bookplate in all eight volumes, a welcome artifact that exemplifies Monroe's library and evokes Thomas Jefferson's early influence on James Monroe as a book collector, and recalls the future president's experience as a young diplomat in the service of an infant republic. Several books from Monroe's library have appeared recently at auction. His copy of Necker's DE L'ADMINISTRATION DES FINANCES DE LA FRANCE, 1784, complete in three volumes with his bookplate, sold for $18,750 at Christie, Dec. 3, 2007, while a single volume of of a seven volume set of Linneaus, also with his bookplate, sold for $12,500 at Christie's on June 12, 2008. In the December, 2007 sale Jefferson's set of this same edition of Sully sold for $43,000. Gordon W. Jones, THE LIBRARY OF JAMES MONROE (Charlottesville, 1967), p.59,

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        Warwick Vase on Pedestal. Hoc Pristinae artis Romanaeq - Magnifgicantiae Monumentua Ruderibus Villae Tiburtinae Hadriano . A Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Cav. Hamilton.

      Piranesi,, Rome: 1778 - Stunning print by Piranesi depicting the mammoth 10-foot Warwick Vase, created in the second century, which was uncovered from the bottom of Lake Tivoli, near Hadrian's Villa in 1770. "universally avow'd to be the first vase in the world." (Hamilton, letter 2 Jan. 1776) 28 x 18 3/4" platemark, with ample borders. Wilton-Ely No. 889. Handsome archival framing. Wilton-Ely 889: "Large vase found at the Pantanello, Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, in 1770 (The "Warwick Vase"). Front view with pedestal. Dedicated 'A Sua Exxellenza il Sig. Cav. Hamilton Ministro Plenipotenziario della M'ta. Di Giorgio III. Re. della Gran Brettagna presso alla M'ta di Ferdinando IV RE delle due Sicilie ' Signature, lower left." Published in Piranesi's "Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi.", 1778.

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        Mémoires de Maximlien de Béthune, Duc de Sully Ministre de Henri IV Mis en ordre, avec Remarques par M.L.D.L.D.L., 10 Bände.

      Londres ( London), 1778 - 2 gestochene Portraitfrontispize ( Sullly / Henry IV) xlvj S. Kupferstich ( Pyramide) 322 S.; 429 (recte 439); 436 S.; 355 S.; 378 S.; 376 S.; 380 S.; 294 S.; 308 S.; 138 + 112 S. Memoiren des "Prinicipal Ministre" des berühmten Bourbonen-König Heinrich IV. (1553-1610) der - selbst Hugenotte - die katholische Prinzessin Margarete von Valois heiratete. Einst einer der Führer des Calvinismus einigte er durch seine Konversion zum Katholizismus die Französische Nation. 1598 erlies er das Toleranzedikt von Nantes. Diese korrigierte und kommentierte Ausgabe ist um drei, sehr selten zu findende Teile erweitert. Ein Deckel mit Fehlstelle und mir kleinen Bereibungen, insgesamt aber sehr wohlerhaltene und dekorativer Ausgabe. vgl. zu früheren Ausgaben Brunet V. 589; Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 8°, polierte Ganzlederbände der Zeit über fünf Bünde mit goldgeprägten kaminroten Ledertitelrückenschild. Nouvelle Edition, revue, corigée & augmentée; avec Observations sur les Remarques jointes auxidits Memoires, l Esprit de Sully celui de Henr IV.

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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; &#134; 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s work are contained in the first two documents below; the twenty items that follow describe the efforts made by Chamier&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s cargo of provisions at St. Augustine Bar." The breadth of Chamier&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;D, LATE COMY. GENL. TOGETHER WITH THE FINAL ARRANGEMENT OF THESE ACCTS. WITH GOVERNMENT.... ALSO THE PAY REC&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s approval of several warrants he has paid for personally. He then goes on to describe his efforts to provide bread for General Clinton&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s statement with paper seal. Chamier&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;S ACCT. 30 NOV. 1792 [docket title]. [7]pp. on folded folio sheets. This appears to be Edward Smith&#39;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&#39;s retained draft of his reply to Long&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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