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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Tardes Americanas

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

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        STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE. IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED, AND SEVENTY-EIGHT. AN ACT TO RETURN TO THIS STATE OF CERTAIN PERSONS THEREIN NAMED, AND OF OTHERS WHO HAVE LEFT, OR SHALL LEAVE THIS STATE, OR EITHER OF THE UNITED-STATES OF AMERICA, AND HAVE JOINED, OR SHALL JOIN THE ENEMY.

      [Exeter?, N.H. ]. 1778 - pp.93-96. Folio. Unbound signature. Soft creases from folding. Upper inner margin lightly stained and heavily chipped, with no loss to text; small tears and chips in edges. Good. With "AN ACT to confiscate the Estates of sundry Persons therein named." Early acts of the state of New Hampshire. The text, which was also printed as a broadside (Evans 15923), names over seventy accused loyalists, with their occupations and towns of residence. NAIP locates only one copy, at Harvard. Rare. BRISTOL B4736. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43506. WHITTEMORE 225.

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        Carte De La Nouvelle Zéelande.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Gramatica Indostana a mais vulgar que se practica no Imperio do gram Mogol Offerecida aos muitos Reverendos Padres Missionarios do ditto Imperio

      Grammar for the use of missionaries under the Great Mogol. 1778. Rome. Propaganda Fide. In 8vo (205 mm x 140 mm). 136 + 1 ff. + 1 [blank]. Recent quarter calf, spine flat lettered and tooled in gilt. Fine copy, entirely uncut; very clean and fresh.First edition. An unusual manual and grammar to the Hindustani language (India), prepared for the use of Portuguese missionaries working in the territory the rule of the great Mogol (thus mostly Islamic population). The language was spoken in the Indian subcontinent, in the territory today occupied by Pakistan and Bangladesh, with portions of Nepal, Butan and Iran.Only one copy appears to have been sold at auction in 30 years.

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        Autographed Legal Document with two Signatures

      1778. unbound. 1 page, 3.75 x 10.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1778. Signed in full as attorney by the South Carolina signer of the Declaration of Independence, filing a complaint before, and presenting himself to, the court. In addition to the signature at the end, his name is also self written in the text, in part: "And the said Thomas and Mary by Edward Rutledge their attorney come and defend the force & injury when and so forth and say that they did not promise...as the said John...hath above complained..." One vertical fold; tiny hole near the bottom. Very good condition.

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        Kst.- Karte, in 2 Blatt n. Sauthier b. Homann Erben, "Mappa Geographica Provinciae Novae Eboraci ab Anglis New - York ..".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1778, je 35 x 56 ( zusammengesetzt 70 x 56 cm.). Rechts unten die Titelkartusche, über der Karte Kopftitel in franz. Sprache. Die Erstfassung der Karte erschien 1776. Die Karten noch nicht zusammengesetzt. - Zeigt das Gebiet: Ontario See, Pennsylvania, Bosten, New York, New Jersey. Im Süden noch der Delaware Bay sowie Chesapeak Bay.

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        Landschaft mit einem Blick auf Castel Gandolfo am Albaner See.

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

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        Recherches sur les Volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velay; avec un Discours sur les Volcans brûlans, des Mémoires analytiques sur les Schorls, la Zéolite, le Basalte, la Pouzzolane, les Laves & les différentes Substances qui s&#39;y trouvent engagées, &c

      20 engraved plates (including one double-page) & several engraved vignettes (including one on the title). 2 p.l., xviii, [2], 460 pp. Large folio, cont. mottled calf (extremities a little worn, occasional minor foxing), triple gilt fillet round sides, green morocco oval with gilt-tooled floral device inlaid in center of both covers, spine richly gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine. Grenoble: Cuchet, 1778. First edition of one of the most famous and attractive of all geological books in which the author "established once and for all that basalt, a rock important scientifically because of its distinctive characteristics, its widespread occurrence, and the manner of its association with other kinds of rocks, was the product of volcanic action."-D.S.B., IV, p. 548. Faujas compared mineralogically the rocks present in Vivarais and Velay with the ejected material of active volcanoes. "The author&#39;s descriptions and illustrations of the extinct volcanoes are excellent, and have scarcely been surpassed in later publications."-Zittel, p. 46. Faujas (1741-1819), professor of geology at the Muséum d&#39;Histoire Naturelle, also travelled to England and Scotland where he made important geological observations. A really nice and attractive copy of the large folio issue (the quarto issue published at the same time is more common). With the 18th-century engraved bookplate of Mr. de Soissan l&#39;ainé of Avignon and, on title, the stamp "Antoine Polier. an:2:". This was probably Antoine Louis Henri Polier (1741-95), who served in India and formed a fine collection of Indian paintings and manuscripts. The former was sold after Polier&#39;s death to William Beckford. Without the final four pages containing the list of subscribers. &#10087; En Français dans le Texte 169. Hoover 294. .

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        Their Royal Highnesses.

      Published by John Boydell, Cheapside, London 1778 - A stunning portrait of the Children of George III, by the master engraver Valentine Green. In the history of engraving, no printmaker has achieved such depth and precision as Valentine Green. He is considered the father of the English mezzotint because through his example we can see the pinnacle of mezzotint engraving. During his career, Green produced some of the most beautiful and sought after 18th century mezzotints. At an early age Green apprenticed himself to Robert Hancock of Worcester, where he produced his first published work 'A Survey of the City of Worcester'. In 1765 Green moved to London where his excellent scraping soon earned him a much celebrated reputation. He soon became mezzotint engraver to George III, and a member of the Royal Academy. Throughout his industrious career Green, scratched over 400 plates working from portraits by Benjamin West and Sir Joshua Reynolds. This group portrait of some of George III's younger children (as of 1778) was one of several mezzotints Green made after paintings by Benjamin West and in his capacity as Engraver to the King. The composition is an appealing and economical group of six children, with one boy, presumably William (George and Frederick were portrayed in another print) , is playing with their little dog while his brother and sisters watch. There is a nice mix of childishness and decorum in the implied motion and stillness. Whitman, Valentine Green 70,i/ii; Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 50, i/ii; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States i/ii. Mezzotint. Scratch lettered impression. State i/ii with inscription in open and scratched letters. In good condition apart from three small tears in the bottom margin. Image size: 18 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches.

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        An Inquiry into the Original State and Formation of the Earth; deduced from Facts and the Laws of Nature. To which is added An Appendix, containing some General Observations on the Strata in Derbyshire

      Seven folding engraved plates on four sheets. 8 p.l., ii, [2], 199 pp. Large 4to, cont. sheep (a little foxing), sides ruled in gilt, spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. London: Printed for the Author, 1778. First edition. "In pure science [Whitehurst] is important chiefly as a geological pioneer who did work in Derbyshire that was published in a well-known book...in 1778. He established for the first time the succession of the Carboniferous strata: limestone, Millstone grit (named by him), and coal measures. Whitehurst formulated the general proposition of a worldwide orderly superposition of strata, each with its characteristic lithology and fossils. Although the proposition was somewhat vaguely imagined, he here hit on the most significant of all geological generalizations...He was among the first to recognize the true nature and origin of this great class of rocks, the basalts, and thus to establish the fact of volcanism in past geological times."-D.S.B., XIV, pp. 311-12. Fine crisp copy with the small oval stamp on verso of title of R. Graf von Veltheim. Half-title present. &#10087; Ashworth & Bradley, Theories of the Earth 1644-1830 (Linda Hall Library: 1984), 36-"the descriptions are illustrated by some of the finest geological sections of the period." .

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        Reis naar de Zuidpool en rondom de weereld : gedaan, op bevel van zijne Brittannische Majesteit, met de schepen de Resolution en de Adventure in de jaren 1772, 1773, 1774 en 1775; en beschreven, door James Cook, Bevelhebber van het Schip de Resolution, waarbij gevoegt is Kaptein Furneaux&#39;s verslag van deszelfs Reize met het Schip de Adventure

      Rotterdam: A. Bothall, D. Vis & P. Holsteyn, 1778. Small quarto, with a frontispiece (men in boats getting ice in the Antarctic); contemporary quarter calf and sprinkled boards, stained inside lower cover and the spine rather rubbed but a decent copy with large margins. Dutch first edition. The first Dutch edition of Cook&#39;s second voyage. This is a scarce edition: Beddie records only the Mitchell Library&#39;s copy. The National Library of Australia holds the second edition.

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        A DISSERTATION ON THE LANGUAGES, LITERATURE AND MANNERS OF EASTERN NATIONS.

      Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1778.Originally prefixed to a Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English. The 2nd edition, to which is added Part II. Containing additional observations. Together with further remarks on A New Analysis of Ancient Mythology: in answer to An Apology, addressed to the author, by Jacob Bryant, Esq. SECOND EDITION, greatly enlarged, 1778. 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, pages: xii, 288, (2), 289 - 490, divisional title to Part II follows page 288 at the end of Part I, full contemporary tree calf, gilt patterned border to covers, gilt patterned decoration in panels separated by gilt bands to spine, 1 panel in dark green, red morocco title label, marbled endpapers. Small scratch, small grazed area and small dent to top edge on upper cover, part of fore - edge worn on lower cover with loss of gilt, 1 lower corner showing cardboard at tip, spine gilt slightly dull, unusual bookplate on front pastedown, plain with a large decorative "G" and a crown just above it, small private library number label in the upper corner, small light stain to fore - edge margin of first 30 pages, title page and first 4 Contents leaves strengthened neatly at fore - edge with archival tape, similar very pale staining to fore - edge margin recurs intermittently from page 177 to the end, otherwise contents clean, binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book. Sir John Richardson (1740 / 41?1795), was a lawyer and orientalist and his Dictionary, the first in Persian, Arabic and English, was published in two volumes in 1777 and 1780. Part I of our book preceded the dictionary in Volume I, and was also published separately in 1777. The ODNB describes it as "a long, intellectually ambitious and highly polemical (work). Those who tried to write the history of Eastern peoples without using Eastern sources were particular objects of his disdain. One of those thus attacked, Jacob Bryant, retaliated in An Apology to Richardson, to which Richardson replied in a second edition of his ?Dissertation". Part II which is only in the second edition enlarges the work by some 200 pages. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        New Discoveries Concerning the World and its Inhabitants

      London: J. Johnson, 1778. Octavo, with two folding plates and two folding maps; old quarter pebblegrain cloth and marbled boards, spine and edges rubbed but a very good copy. Early discoveries in the South Seas. First edition of this early compendium of information about Australia, New Zealand and the South Seas. The accounts of Cook&#39;s first two voyages are assembled from a variety of sources, including Hawkesworth, Parkinson, Forster and Cook himself. This gives a good overall picture of the voyages, while the material on the second voyage in particular, published during Cook&#39;s absence on the third voyage and before any news of his death, is of a good early date. The various discoveries in the South Seas, and especially those of Cook, are put into a context of particular significance for Australia, by comparison with the voyages of Mendana, Quiros, Tasman, Le Maire, Schouten, Dampier, Roggeveen and others. One of the engravings bears more than a passing resemblance to the celebrated Dufour panorama, the printed French wallpaper which illustrates Cook&#39;s and others&#39; discoveries; in the plate here, a marvellous composite of people, places and animals discovered in the South Seas, we see a "Kangaroo" and a "Woman of New Holland", as well as "A Canoe of O-Taheitee" which, defying climate, is separated from Endeavour only by &#39;A Floating Ice-Island, numbers of which were seen towards the Southern Frigid Zone&#39;. The Tahitian Chief Mourner enters at right.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Pitteri b. A. Zatta, "Isole di Majorca d'Ivica e di Formentera di nuova Projezione".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1778, 30,5 x 40. Mit altkolor. Kartusche. - Zeigt die Inseln Mallorca und Ibiza, sowie Formentera auf einer kleinen Nebenkarte in der Mitte unten.

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        Archipel des Indes Orientales, qui comprend les Isles du Sonde, Moluques et Philippines.

      1778 - Venice, 1778. Original colour. 490 x 605mm. Small rust spot in sea area. Santini's version of Robert de Vaugondy's map of the East Indies, from the Philippines south to the northern coast of Australia.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in Which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. Volume II

      W Strahan et al, 1778. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1778. No dust jacket. Leather bound. Clean but yellowed pages with no markings or annotations. the rear end paper ad the last forty or so pages of the text block have a small amount of worm damage on the lower edge. (text unaffected.)Former owner&#39;s inscription on the title page. The front end paper is creased and has a small piece. missing from the top. Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners. The leather is cracked on the front hinge ans there is some loss around the rear hinge and on the rear board.Rubbing to the spine and a small amount of loss from the ends.

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        Blick in einen Hausflur mit spielendem Mädchen und einer Magd, die, einen Eimer tragend, aus der Türe tritt.

      . Feder in Rotbraun, grau laviert, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: J Honig & Zoonen, rechts unten signiert "G G Haanen". 29,8:23,5 cm. Am Oberrand eine alte Hinterklebung, mit leichten Restaurierungen in den unteren Ecken.. Georg Gillis erhielt seine erste künstlerische Unterweisung durch seinen Vater Casparis van Haanen (1778-1849), anschließend war er Schüler des Utrechter Landschaftsmalers B. van Straaten (1786-1870). Van Haanen unternahm zahlreiche Reisen. Ab 1840 lebte er in Wien, zwischen 1850 und 1865 auch in Köln. Der Künstler malte meist Innenräume mit Beleuchtungseffekten und Mondlandschaften.

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

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

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        Enchiridion Historiae Naturalis inserviens, quo termini et delineationes ad Avium, Piscium, Insectorum et Plantarum

      Halle: Hemmerde and Schwetschke, 1778. Octavo, old stamp on title, minor paper flaw on one leaf; a very good copy in contemporary buff boards, slightly rubbed. Forster on the natural history collections of the second voyage. First edition, written as a result of researches made on Cook&#39;s second voyage. Forster&#39;s manual on biological classification was based on the new species and genera seen by him and his son Georg during their time as naturalists on the voyage (1772-1775), and provided a tantalising thumbnail for the great work of Pacific natural history Forster had been promising to write for almost two decades. The preface discusses their voyage with Cook in detail, and describes how parts of the work were composed while on board Resolution. It was to accomodate the significant expansion of the natural kingdom, and particularly the problems of description and classification arising from antipodean species, that Forster drew up this manual of classification. Rosove notes that the book had some success on the Continent, being approved in "contemporary French and German scientific circles", and with a French translation appearing two decades later. Indeed, as with many of Forster&#39;s works this had a slow-burn: Michael Hoare has argued persuasively that it was only with the 1799 French edition that its impact was properly assessed, not least because that edition was openly addressed to figures like Jussieu and Cuvier (The Tactless Philosopher, p. 220-1).

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        TRAITE SUR LA SCIENCE DE L'EXPLOITATION DES MINES, PAR THEORIE ET PRATIQUE

      Paris, Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1778.avec un Discours sur les principes des finances; fait pour l'Academie Imperiale & Royale de Schemnitz, par CHRISTOPHE - FRANCOIS DELIUS, Conseiller - Commissaire de la Cour de Sa Majeste Imperiale, Royale, Apostolique & Romaine, a sa Chambre des Monnoies & Mines. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1778, 2 volumes, complete set, translated into French by M. Schreiber. 4to, approximately 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, printer's device on title pages, large pictorial headpiece to each volume, 25 large folding plates engraved by Boutrois, I - XI in Volume I, XII - XXV in Volume 2, complete, with descriptions of all the plates at the end of Volume II, pages: [4], xxii, [2], 518, [2]; [6], 454, [2], complete with half - titles, bound in old speckled paper boards rebacked in modern calf, raised bands, blind rules, contrasting red and green gilt lettered morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Boards a little marked, scratched and slightly stained, corners just slightly worn, endpapers spotted and dusty, very occasional light foxing, small damp stain to upper outer corner in Volume I showing intermittently from page 143 to the end, not affecting plates, margins of plates lightly foxed. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the rare French edition. This is a translation of the German work Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst first published in Vienna in 1773. Delius (1728 - 1779) was a German metallurgist and mineralogist born in Saxony who held posts in Vienna in the Mining Department, was appointed inspector of mines in Hungary in 1761 and was also Professor of Mining Engineering and Finance in the famous Mining Academy in Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz) in the then Kingdom of Hungary. He discovered a new process for the extraction of copper and located a precious opal mine in Hungary. He wrote treatises on the origin of mountains and ore veins, and on the Hungarian opals as well as this work on the science of mine engineering. The folding plates show mining equipment and tools including a first aid kit for assisting drowned or asphyxiated miners, mining structures, buildings and machinery, cross - sections of mines and mineral deposits. Sinkankas, Gemology, Volume I, page 262. #MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Odilo Schregers, der vorsichtige und nach heutigem Geschmacke wohlerfahrne Speismeister. Samt einer Anweisung zum Kochen, Trenchiren und einigen sonderheitlichen Complimenten. Mit beygefügten allgemeinen Tischregeln.

      Augsburg, Rieger, 1778. - Gestochenes Frontispiz, 15 Blatt, 484 Seiten, 13 Blatt Register. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe. - Einbandkanten beschabt, eine Rückenkante geplatzt und von innen verstärkt. Vorsätze erneuert. Frontispiz mit kleinem Randabriss ohne Bildverlust. Anfangs im Bug Wurmfraßspuren. 2 Blätter mit Tintenspritzern, sonst kaum gebräuntes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A COMPLETE TREATISE ON PERSPECTIVE, IN THEORY AND PRACTICE; on the true principles of Dr. Brook Taylor. Made Clear, in Theory, by Various Moveable Schemes, and Diagrams; and Reduced to Practice, in the Most Familiar and Intelligent Manner

      London, printed for the author; and sold by Messrs. Robson; Becket; Taylor; Dilly; and by the Author, 1778.Shewing How to Delineate All Kinds of Regular Objects, by Rule. The Theory and Projection of Shadows, by Sun - Shine, and by Candle - Light. The Effects of Reflected Light, on Objects; their Reflected Images, on the Surface of Water, and on Polished, Plane Surfaces, in all Positions. The Whole Explicitly Treated; and Illustrated, in a Great Variety of Familiar Examples. in four books. An Elegant Frontispiece, and Forty - Eight Plates. Containing Diagrams, Views, and Original Designs, in Architecture, &c. Neatly Engraved. All Originals; Invented, delineated, and, great part, engraved by the Author, Thomas Malton. SECOND EDITION 1778 CORRECTED AND IMPROVED, WITH LARGE EDITIONS, folio, approximately 345 x 230 mm, 13½ x 9 inches, engraved frontispiece and 48 engraved plates, of which 25 folding and 5 geometric single page plates with 1 or more movable overslips, pages: (4), 8, (8), 296, 8, (8) - index and errata. Bound in modern quarter calf over marbled sides, raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered brown morocco label, new endpapers. Fore - edge margin of frontispiece trimmed off with loss of about 5 mm of image (3 / 8"), originally a folding plate due to protruding fore - edge margin, vertical central fold strengthened at some time on reverse with paper strip, neat name of John S. Rawle at top of title page, small dark stain to top corner of title page, a little margin foxing to 2 text pages following 1 folding plate, very occasional pale margin spot, 10 mm (½") chip to lower edge of 2 plates and 2 adjacent text pages, 25 mm (1") closed tear to top margin of plate XXXVI, not affecting image, a little very pale offsetting on some folded plates. A very good tight clean copy. The final 8 pages contain "A True Case, between the Author of a late publication, his Printers, and Paper Merchants". describing the case of the author and other writers who lost their works due to a fire. 2 names of previous owners cut from original front endpaper and mounted on new front pastedown: John Carline 1784, listed in Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of English Architects page 121, and Thomas Hamilton Crawford 1899, also an architect, member of the Royal Scottish Society of Water - Colour Painters. Much of his practice consisted of copies and mezzotints of works by English School artists from the 18th century to his own time (online Dictionary of Scottish Architects). The subscribers' list contains the names of numerous notable figures: architects, builders, painters (many R.A.), craftsmen of all sorts (cabinet makers, goldsmiths, coach builders etc) including Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Paul Sandby, George Stubbs, Matthew Boulton and David Garrick. Thomas Malton (1748 ? 1804), was an English painter of topographical and architectural views, and an engraver. J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Girtin were amongst his pupils. See Colvin page 375. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE HISTORY OF AMERICA. Bound with the scarce "ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO THE FORMER EDITIONS."

      London, Strahan & Cadell, 1778.SECOND EDITION 1778, 2 VOLUMES, BOUND WITH THE SCARCE 1788 ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO THE FORMER EDITIONS WHICH WERE PUBLISHED SEPARATELY. 4to, approximately 275 x 215 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, 4 folding maps by Thomas Kitchen and 1 folding plate of Peruvian symbols, pages: Volume 1, xvii, which includes half - title and title page, (6), 1 - 492; Volume 2, half - title and title page, 1 - 535 which includes A catalogue of Spanish books and Manuscripts, plus 19 unnumbered pages of index and a blank, then follows the scarce Additions and Corrections to the Former editions, title page dated 1788, 1 - 26 pages. Bound in full 18th century mottled calf, maroon and green gilt lettered labels and gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, "CHILTON" in gilt to both upper covers, marbled endpapers and edges, 2 interesting bookplates, see details below. Spines and corners professionally repaired at sometime, spines rubbed, closed tear neatly repaired to 1 margin, not affecting text, maps and plate have some pale foxing, 1 small ink mark and a little age - browning and pale foxing in places but overall a very clean tight sturdy set. The maps are South America; Gulf of Mexico; Mexico and New Spain also showing California, plus Countries of the South Seas. John Pearse whose bookplate is on the back of the first free endpaper was the owner of Chilton Park, hence the gilt lettering to covers, he was said to have made a fortune from gun cotton during the Napoleonic Wars. Athelstan Riley, Seigneur De La Trinite whose large bookplate is on the first pastedown was an English Hymn writer and translator who in later life purchased Trinity Manor thereby acquiring the feudal title of Seigneur de la Trinite. Articles can be found on Google about these two owners of this set. See Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to the History of America, No. 71973 and the Additions and Corrections, No. 71989. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        OBSERVATIONS MADE DURING A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD ON PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, NATURAL HISTORY, AND ETHIC PHILOSOPHY. especially on 1.The Earth and its strata. 2.Water and the ocean. 3.The atmosphere. 4.The changes of the globe. 5.Organic bodies, and

      London, G. Robinson, 1778.6. The Human species. FIRST EDITION 1778, 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, a folding Chart Representing the Isles of the South Seas and a folding Table which compares the various languages of the isles of the South Sea and of various nations to the east and west of it' plus a table in the text, pages: [4], iv, (2)=subscribers, iv, 9 - 16=Journal, [9] - 649, [1] - errata, (the Journal is a brief month by month account of the voyage of the Resolution from July 1772 to July 1775). The collation is correct and all text etc is complete. Bound in full calf, rebacked, maroon gilt lettered label, extra gilt decoration to spine. Covers rubbed and corners slightly worn, slight shelf wear to edges, a couple of small scrapes to upper cover, endpapers signed by 2 members of the Hutchinson family, very small hole to inner margin of title page, neatly repaired, small piece torn from top inner margin of leaf of Subscribers and last leaf, no loss of printed area, the pages 9 - 16 in the front of the book are slightly shorter than the other pages, 2 tiny ink spots in blank area of page 115, folding table at page 512 slightly foxed in the margins with offset onto margins of adjacent text pages, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy. "Johann Reinhold Forster (1729 - 1798) originally from Germany, was a scientific writer and translator who accompanied Cook as naturalist on his second Pacific voyage. An account is given of the countries visited in 1772 - 75, but for the most part this work concerns the South Sea Islands. The observations concerning the "human species" are especially interesting and give detailed information on the natives... populations, food, cannibalism, the status of women, customs, languages, and mythology. The last section presents a detailed evaluation of steps taken for the preservation of health of Mariners on long voyages, ... Forster deals at considerable length with the health and diseases of the South Sea islanders. He discusses venereal disease on several pages and suggests it was endemic in the Islands..." Hill, Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 109; Bibliography of Captian James Cook, The Library of New South Wales, No. 1262; Sir M. Holmes, Captain James Cook , A Bibliographical Excursion, page 39, No.29; Cox, Travel, Volume I, page 61; Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books relating to America, 25140. Sotheby's Exploration and Discovery, The Library of Franklin Brooke - Hitchin, page 149, No, 298. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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