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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.

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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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        Atlas Ameriquain Septentrional Contenant les Details des Differentes Provinces, de ce vaste Continent. Traduit des Cartes levées par ordre du Gouvernement Britannique. Par le Major Holland, Evans, Scull, Mouzon, Ross, Cook, Lane, Gilbert, Gardner, Hillock &c. &c

      Chez Le Rouge, Paris 1778 - Expertly bound to style in 18th century russia over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine in seven compartments divided by gilt rules, brown morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. Provenance: unidentified European ink stamp on title with Royal arms; Leander van Ess (1772-1847, bookplate on verso of title) The principal French atlas of America published during the American Revolution. The atlas was issued soon after France's entry into the war of the American Revolution and it served French commanders in the land campaigns. Le Rouge used the best large-scale general survey maps that were available including the famous John Mitchell map of North America in eight sheets. Other cornerstone American multi-sheet maps here are: Mead's New England, Montresor's New York, Scull's Pennsylvania, Fry and Jefferson's Virginia, Mouzon's Carolinas, De Brahm's Georgia (with large scale insets of Sauthier's map of the Hudson River and Lake Champlain), and Jeffery's Louisiana and East and West Florida. Remarkably complete in its geographical coverage of the Thirteen Colonies, the Atlas Ameriquain drew upon the available British sources, as published by Jefferys, Faden, Sayer and Bennett, to which Le Rouge added his own work. It became the basic source for French strategic planning and pursuit of the war. The maps comprise: 1) L'Amerique Suivant le R.P. Charlevoix jte. Mr. De La Condamine et plusiers autres nouvle. observations . 1777. Double-page. 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. With a Le Rouge overslip covering the imprint in the cartouche. 2) Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique . 1777. Double-page. 24 5/8 x 20 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 777.14; Sellers and Van Ee 154. 3) John Mitchell. Amerique Septentrionale avec les Routes, Distances en miles, Villages et Etablissements François et Anglos par le Docteur Mitchel . Corrigee en 1776 par M. Hawkins . 1777. 8 sheets joined as 4. Approximately 59 x 79 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 777.15; Ristow, A La Carte, p. 112; Tooley p 124; Moreland & Bannister p. 171-2. 4) Jonathan Carver. Nouvelle Carte de la Province de Quebec . par le Capitaine Carver et autres . 1777. Double-page. 20 x 26 3/4 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. 5) Thomas Jefferys. Nouvelle Ecosse ou Partie Orientale du Canada. Traduitte de l'Anglois de la Carte de Jefferys publiée a Londres en May 1755. [1777]. Double-page. 20 x 24 1/4 inches. 6) Braddock Mead. A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire with the Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island . La Nouvelle Angleterre en 4 Feuilles . 1777. 4 sheets joined as 2. Approximately 38 1/2 x 40 1/4 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 755.19; Sellers & Van Ee 802; cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47. 7) Captain John Montresor. Province de New York en 4 feuilles par Montresor . 1777. 4 sheets joined as 2. Approximately 56 x 36 1/2 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 777.16; Sellers & van Ee 1068. 8) Claude Joseph Sauthier and Bernard Ratzer. Carte des Troubles de l'Amerique levee par ordre de Chevalier Tryon Capitaine Generale et Gouverneur de la Province de New-York ensemble le Province de New-Jersey par Sauthier et Ratzer. 1778. Double-page. 28 1/4 x 21 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 778.18. 9) William Scull. A Map of Pennsylvania exhibiting not only the improved parts of that Province but also its extensive Frontiers . La Pensilvanie en 3 Feuilles . [1778]. 3 sheets joined. 27 1/8 x 52 1/2 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. Sellers & van Ee 1297; Phillips, p. 675. 10) Joshua Fisher. Baye de la Delaware avec les Ports, Sondes, Dangers, Bancs &c. depuis les Cape jusqu'a Philadelphie. 1777. Double-p [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les Volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velay ; avec un discours sur les Volcans brûlans, des Mémoires analythiques sur les Schorls, la Zeolite, le Basalte, la Pouzzolane, les Laves & les différentes Substances qui s'y trouvent engagées, &C.

      Grenoble, Cuchet, 1778. 1778 - 2 vol. in-folio (435 x 300 mm.) de : [2] ff., xviii, [2], 460, [4] pp., vignettes et bandeaux gravés dans le texte et 1 vol. de [4] pp. et 20 planches gravées dont 1 sur double-page. Demi-veau d'époque, plats recouverts de papier moucheté, dos à nerfs pour le texte ; cartonnage de papier moucheté pour l'atlas. Édition originale de l&#146;un des premiers ouvrages consacrés à la vulcanologie, établissant pour la première fois l'origine éruptive des basaltes. Ce travail est considéré comme majeur dans l&#146;oeuvre de Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819) qui compte parmi les pères fondateurs de la géologie et de la science des volcans. Dans cet ouvrage, le chercheur procède à une comparaison entre la minéralogie des volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velay et celle des éjectas de cratères actifs. Ses minutieuses descriptions, d&#146;après nature, des volcans à cratères, font toujours autorité. Faujas de Saint-Fond voyagea aussi en Angleterre et en Ecosse où il fit d'importantes observations géologiques. Le texte est superbement illustré de 20 planches (dont une sur double-page) en premier tirage gravé sur cuivre par Fessard (une par Magne) d&#146;après les dessins de Veyrenc et Arnaud-Eloi Gautier d&#146; Agoty. Jolie vignette gravée sur le titre et dessinée par Savart, bandeau et lettrines gravés. Exemplaire en cartonnage ancien, à larges marges. 2 vols. folio. 20 engraved plates (1 on double-page). Contemporary half-sheep. First edition of one of the most famous and attractive of all geological books. Faujas compared mineralogically the rocks present in Vivarais and Velay with the ejected material of active volcanoes. "The author's descriptions and illustrations of the extinct volcanoes are excellent, and have scarcely been surpassed in later publications." Zittel, p. 46. Hoover 294.

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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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        ROMANS ET CONTES .

      A Bouillon: Aux Dépens de la Société Typographique, 1778. - Three volumes. vi,304; viii,320; vi,236,102pp. plus plates. Octavo (20 x 13 cm). Full deep blue crushed morocco, raised bands, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g., by Chabolle- Duru. Engraved portrait, 59 engraved plates, and numerous head and tail pieces and vignettes. Trace of faint blind impression on one upper board, two bookseller's descriptions tipped to binder's blank in first volume, otherwise a fine, fresh and handsome set, with good margins, and with the half-titles and 4pp. "Avis au relier" bound in. Fleece-lined cloth slipcase. First this edition. The engraved portrait is after La Tour, and the major portion of the fine array of plates and vignettes are engraved after designs by Charles Monnet, with others after Moreau, Martini and Marillier. "This book belongs to Monnet . In Voltaire's stories he found subjects after his own heart. Their exotic settings, their gaiety, and their frank admission of the claims of the senses enabled him to work with entire freedom . His designs for CANDIDE are the best contemporary illustrations for this masterpiece" - Ray. "Très belles illustrations ." - Cohen-De Ricci. Ray, ART OF THE FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOK 35. COHEN-DE RICCI, p.1038.

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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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        MEMOIRES DE MAXIMILIEN DE BETHUNE, DUC DE SULLY, MINISTRE DE HENRI IV, mis en ordre, avec des Remarques par M. L. D. L. D. L. Avec un SUPPLEMENT. Suivi de L'ESPRIT DE SULLY par Mademoiselle de S. Vast et de L'ESPRIT DE HENRI IV, OU ANECDOTES LES PLUS INTERESSANTES, TRAITS SUBLIMES, REPARTIES INGENIEUSES, & QUELQUES LETTRES DE CE PRINCE.

      - Londres, 1778. 10x17 cm. Ouvrage en 10 volumes. 1 portrait de Sully et 1 portrait de Henri IV en tête du premier volume. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau moucheté. Dos lisses ornés de motifs dorés. Titre et tomaison sur pièces de couleur beige. Petits accrocs sur les coiffes et traces de frottement superficielles sur les reliures. Un peu de jeu dans les coutures et quelques mouillures pâles dans les marges des derniers volumes, sinon ensemble en bon état général. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A Topographical Description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina, comprehending the Rivers Ohio, Kenhawa, Sioto, Cherokee, Wabash, Illinois, Mississippi, &c. The climate, soil and produce, wether animal, vegetable, or mineral; the mountains, creeks, roads, distances, latitude &c

      London 1778 - 19th-century black half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in five compartments with semi-raised bands, the bands flanked by fillets in gilt and blind, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, dated in the fourth, marbled endpapers Provenance: Daniel Rodney (1764-1846, signature and inscription) First edition, second state, of one of the most important early geographical descriptions of the West: this copy with an interesting provenance. Thomas Hutchins was a seminal figure in the surveying and mapping of the United States. He began his career as a topographical engineer for the British Army during the French and Indian War. From 1758 to 1777 he served in the newly acquired Ohio Valley. He designed the fortifications at Fort Pitt in 1763. In the following year, he accompanied Bouquet on his expedition against the western Indians. The result was his "Map of the country on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers," published in Philadelphia in 1765. Hutchins was a member of the exploring party sent down the Ohio Valley in 1766 to investigate the territory recently acquired from France, and on this occasion conducted "the first accurate map, or more properly, hydrographic survey" of the Ohio River (Brown). Hutchins was stationed at Fort Chartres on the Illinois bank of the Mississippi from 1768 to 1770. Hutchins subsequently went to England, where he compiled his great map A New Map of the Western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; from his exhaustive personal surveys, and information gathered from many sources. The depiction of the Ohio immediately below Fort Pitt, for example, seems to be based on a manuscript by John Montresor. Brown notes that its publication in 1778 represented "the culmination of a long career as an engineer and mapmaker in the wilderness of North America." The present text, issued to accompany the map, is important for its descriptions of the areas, as well as for including details of whose work Hutchins consulted. The text also includes a valuable engraved 'Table of Distances, between Fort Pitt, and the Mouth of the River Ohio' and two other rare early maps: 'A Plan of the Rapids, in the River Ohio' and 'A Plan of the several Villages in the Illinois Country, with Part of the River Mississippi'. Hutchins returned to America in 1781, and was appointed by Congress "Geographer to the United States." In 1783, he was a member of the commission that surveyed the Mason-Dixon Line, and in 1785, was appointed by Congress to the commission that surveyed the New York-Massachusetts boundary. Under the Ordinance of 1785, he was placed in charge of the surveying of the public lands in the Northwest Territory. He died in 1789, shortly after completing the survey of the "Seven Ranges" in Ohio. Hutchins is frequently credited with establishing the excellent system under which all of the public lands of the United States were subsequently surveyed and divided into townships, ranges and sections. This copy from the library of Daniel Rodney, Governor of the State of Delaware (1814-1817), member of Congress (1822-1823), and Senator (1826-1827). His signature appears on the title page, and the folding table includes a 4-line manuscript description, dated 1802, of the boundaries of the State of Ohio as described in Section 2 of the 1802 'Enabling Act for Ohio'. Howes H846; Sabin 34054; Vail 655. (8 x 4 3/4 inches). 2 engraved folding engraved plans, 1 folding engraved table. (Paper losses to margins of title and first two leaves filled, library blindstamp to title, 2 plans and 1 table, ink-stamped number to verso of title and foot of p.48). [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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        AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE.

      Anvers [i.e. Paris]. 1776-1778. - Six volumes. Complete collation available upon request. Contemporary French mottled calf, spines richly gilt with leather label. Extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplates on front endpapers. From the collection of the Ducs de Luynes. Very minor scattered foxing. Very good plus. A monumental and fundamentally important set of documents tracing the early course of the American Revolution and events on the North American continent. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains among the earliest, and in some cases the first, European printings of many of the most basic documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE, the Articles of Confederation, and several state constitutions. The series was produced by the French government in order to inform the French public of the origins and course of the American Revolution, and to build and justify support among the French aristocracy and bureaucracy for an eventual Franco-American alliance. With the crucial editorial assistance of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the AFFAIRES. helped accomplish this goal, as well as providing the French people with their first taste of American democratic philosophy. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE was actually produced by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was available from the French bookseller, Pissot. The false imprint and the anonymity maintained by the editor served to hide the fact that it was issued by the French government and helped maintain a facade of impartiality. The first issue appeared on May 4, 1776, and publication proceeded through October 1779 (the present run goes from the beginning to Feb., 1778). The series was edited by Edmé- Jacques Genêt, chief interpreter to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. Genêt was the father of Edmund Charles "Citizen" Genêt, who later caused so much discord in French-American relations during his tenure as minister plenipotentiary to the United States in the 1790s. Edmé- Jacques Genêt produced a similar journal during the French and Indian War, using correspondents in Britain, Spain, and the German states to gather news and information on events in the various fields of battle. He called upon some of those same sources, and cultivated American contacts as well, for AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains some of the earliest appearances of many of the basic works of the Revolutionary era. The number of important publications contained in the journal is nevertheless remarkable, with many key works appearing in this first year. The Declaration of Independence appears in the Aug. 16, 1776 issue of the AFFAIRES. (in the "Banker's Letter") and is the first European printing of that landmark document, preceding other French and British printings by one to two weeks. Durand Echeverria mistakenly identifies a printing of the Declaration in the Aug. 30, 1776 edition of the GAZETTE DE LEYDE as the first French translation, missing its appearance a full two weeks earlier in the AFFAIRES. Thomas Paine's incredibly influential and wildly popular COMMON SENSE was the first purely political essay published in the AFFAIRES., appearing in the issue of June 15, 1776. It does not appear in a word-for-word translation, but Genêt reprinted the majority of Paine's text, summarizing the sections he excluded. Gimbel notes only one other French language printing of COMMON SENSE in 1776, bearing a Rotterdam imprint. A version of the Articles of Confederation, based on the July and August 1776 drafts fashioned by John Dickinson, appears in the third volume, received on Oct. 4, 1776. This is the earliest appearance of any form of the Articles outside the United States, though inaccurate (see Will Slauther's article, cited below). The Constitution of New Jersey appears in Volume 4, followed by the Constitution of Delaware, the May 15, 1776 Constitution of Virginia, and

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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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        Voyage dans l'hémisphère austral, et autour du monde, fait sur les vaisseaux de Roi, l'aventure, & la résolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774 & 1775.: Dans lequel on a inséré la relation du Capitaine Furneaux, & celle de Forster. Traduit de l'anglois.

      Paris, Hotel de Thou, 1778. - 5 Bde. 4°. Mit gest. Portrait u. 67 tls. gefalt. Kupferkarten u. -tafeln. Ldr.d.Zt. m. RVerg., Deckelfileten, Stehkantenverg. u. Wappensupralibros, (etw. ber., Kapitale v. Bd. 1 u. 2 unterlegt). Erste französische Ausgabe. - Sabin 16249; Cox I, 60; Henze I, 675 ff.; Graesse II, 258; Beddie 1223. - Bericht der zweiten Reise James Cooks, die im wesentlichen der Erkundung der südlichen Halbkugel, auf der Suche nach einem neuen Kontinent, diente. - "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). - Mit Berichten über Neuseeland, Tahiti, die Osterinsel, Feuerland und zahlreiche weitere Inseln des Pazifiks. - Bd. 5 (mit einem anderen Titel) beinhaltet die naturwissenschaftlichen und ethnologischen Beobachtungen Forsters. - Unter den teilweise mehrfach gefalteten Tafeln sind 15 Karten und Pläne (1 große Karte des südl. Hemisphäre), zahlreiche Darstellungen von Eingeborenen, verschiedene Ansichten, Pflanzen u. Tiere sowie ethnologische Gegenstände. - Die beiden großen Karten m. hinterlegten Einrissen, Bände tls. etw. wasserfl. - Bd. 4 stark wasserrandig u. sporenfl. St.a. Vor- u. Nachsatz, sowie a. Tit. verso, trotz der Mängel gutes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband. Bei dem Wappensupralibros handelt es sich um das Reichsvikariatswappen des Bayerischen Kurfürsten Karl Theodor (1724-1799). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of. To which is prefixed the Life of the Author.

      London: Printed for the Author&#146;s Widow 1778 - First edition, 4to, (xx), 492 pp. Portrait frontispiece, foxed, title page with a crease, closed marginal tears to the final two leaves, marbled endpapers. Recent half calf, retaining the contemporary marbled boards and with later cloth tape to the hinges from an earlier repair, red spine label. A minor playwright and contemporary and rival to Goldsmith, Kelly&#146;s first comedy, "False Delicacy", achieved huge success with the help of Garrick and other well-wishers. Towards the end of his life Kelly was called to the Bar but was not successful, and died leaving a wife and 5 children, for whose benefit this volume was published.

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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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