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        Relation ou Notice des derniers jours de Mons. Jean Jacques Rousseau ; Circonstances de sa mort ; Et Quels sont les Ouvrages Posthumes, qu'on peut attendre de lui (.). Avec une addition relative au même sujet, par J.H. de Magellan (.).

      - Londres, B. White, J. Johnson, P. Elmsly, W. Brown, 1778. In-8, broché, couverture de papier ancien, (2), ii, 48 p. Edition originale. Ami et médecin de Rousseau Le Bègue de Presle avait organisé la retraite de Jean-Jacques à Ermenonville auprès du marquis de Girardin. Il visita Rousseau régulièrement jusqu’à la veille de sa mort et participa à son autopsie. Il publia ce témoignage sur les ultimes semaines de vie du philosophe, son état d’esprit, ses derniers écrits, le départ pour Ermenonville et ses activités champêtres sur place, pour démentir les bruits selon lesquels Rousseau, en proie à ses persécuteurs, aurait mis fin à ses jours. Il rend également compte, en détail, de l’autopsie. Son témoignage est corroboré par celui de Jean-Hyacinthe Magellan (João Jacinto de Magalhães), savant portugais, l'un des derniers à être reçu par Rousseau à Ermenonville le 21 juin 1778, quelques jours avant sa mort en compagnie de Le Bègue de Presle. (Cioranescu, 55579. Conlon, 'Rousseau', 593. Exposition Rousseau, B.N., n° 450). Petite auréoles au coin sup. des premiers feuillets. Très bon exemplaire, très frais, grand de marges. ((C69 METTRE A ROUSSEAU)) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Schriften.

      Zürich, Bey Verfasser 1777-1778. - 2 Bände. 26x20 cm. 191 S.; 194 S. Mit 2 gestochenen Titeln, 20 ganzseitigen Radierungen auf Tafeln und 40 Vignetten im Texte von Salomon Gessner. Halblederbände um 1820 mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Goedeke IV/I, 82, 11. - Leemann-van Elck 539. - Lonchamp 1220. - Erste Ausgabe der Schriften Gessners in Quartformat. - Eine der grosszügigsten Luxusausgaben im klassizistischem Dekor und Typographie in deutscher Sprache der Zeit. - Einbände an den Ecken etwas bestossen. Leder stellenweise verblasst. Vorsätze im 20. Jahrhundert erneuert. Mit mehreren handschriftlichen Schenkungsvermerken. Erstes Titelblatt leicht gebräunt und fleckig, sonst prkatisch fleckenloses Exemplar auf starkem Büttenpapier.

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        De basi encephali et originibus nervorum cranio egredientium libri quinque.

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck Wwe., 1778, 4, (8), 184 pp., mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln angebunden Ernst G. Baldinger, Disputationem inauguralem Basi Encephali..., 16 pp., Halbledereinband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild. THE TWELVE CRANIAL NERVESERSTE Buchausgabe, extrem selten. Samuel Thomas Soemmerings (1755-1830) berühmte Göttinger Dissertation mit der Klassifikation der 12 Hirnnerven. Die auf Anraten Wrisberg entstandene Arbeit ist von bleibenden anatomischen Wert. Neben Willis und Vieussens einer der Meilensteine neuroanatomischer Forschung! Wenig bekannt ist, daß Soemmering die veraltete Bezeichnung "glans cerebri" durch das heute noch gebräuchliche Wort Hypophyse ersetzte. Die schönen Quarttafeln sind von Soemmering selbst gezeichnet und von C.C. Glasbach gestochen worden. *First Edition of Soemmerings masterly thesis on the origin and accurate classification of twelve cranial nerves, basded on numerous brain dissections. Soemmering believed that the cranial nerves originated from the walls of the ventricles or from the cavities themselves, and that the ventricular fluid was the seat of sensation and nerve impulses were motions in the fluid. In addition to numbering the cranial nerves, Soemmering also described the optical chiasm, the pineal gland and the topography of the cerebral hemispheres. His name is associated with several neural structures, especially the substantia nigra. "Today's recognition of 12 paires of cranial nerves dates from the eigtheenth century and the work of Sömmering." - Brazier Garrison- McHenry 93-97, reproduction of the title page Meyer, Historical aspects of cerebral anatomy, num refs. Cushing S 320 Waller 9049 Hirsch-H. V, 329 Garrison & Morton No. 1383 Spillane, p. 117 Norman Lib. 1972.

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        Jacobi Facciolati Calepinus Septem Linguarum hoc est Lexicon Latinum.ad usum Seminarii Patavini.Nunc vero post Patavinam supremam Editionem

      VENEZIA: Ex Typographia Johannis Gatti, sumptibus Remondinianis, 1778. rilegato. BUONO. 26 39,5. I, II USATO

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        Narrative of thirty-four years slavery and travels in Africa.London, printed for Richard Philips and co. (back of title-page: printed by G. Sidney), 1819. 8vo. With a engraved frontispiece with a portrait of Dumont. Later green paper wrappers.

      L. Croegaert, The African continent, p. 124; Huntress 198C; not in Hogg. First edition of the English translation of an eye-witness account of slavery in Africa. The French writer Jacques Salbigoton Quesné (1778-1859) mentions in the introduction that one day he heard of a man returning to Paris after being enslaved for 34 years in Africa. Reckoning his tale must be very suitable for publication, he invited this man, Pierre Joseph Dumont, to his house. "It was agreed between us, that he should repair to my house every day, to furnish me with data that were to serve as a basis of an history of the thirty-seven years of his absence" (introduction). Dupont gives detailed information on the lives of Christian slaves: where they live, what they wear and eat, what happens when one gets sick or commits suicide, how the Arab masters treat them, etc.Offsetting of the frontispiece to the title-page, some occasional foxing. Otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed.

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        Observations made during a Voyage round the Worldandnbspon Physical Geography Natural History and Ethic Philosophy

      First edition. Folding map, large folding table. 4to. Contemporary calf, re-backed (new spine stamped in gilt); boards slightly rubbed and marked, extremities worn (especially at 3 corners). A few instances of mild spotting (initial leaves and pages facing plates), small paper repair to verso of folding table, interior otherwise very clean and fresh. pp. [iv], iii, [1]blank, iv, [9]-16, [9]-649, [1](errata), [1]list of subscribers, [1]blank. London: Pr. for G. Robinson,

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        AHIMAN REZON, OR A HELP TO ALL THAT ARE, OR WOULD BE FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS.

      London, printed for James Jones, Grand Secretary, and sold by Peter Shatwell, in the Strand, 1778. THIRD EDITION, with many additions, 1778. With "A Collection of Masons Songs, with several ingenious prologues and epilogues. To which is added, Solomon's Temple, an oratorio. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, engraved frontispiece and engraved page with coat of arms, pages: [4], iv, 1-lxii, [1]-232, bound in modern calf, original gilt lettered morocco label to spine, gilt author and date to spine, new endpapers. Slight darkening to spine and covers, pale age-browning and foxing throughout, some dusty marks to title page, last free endpaper ragged at edges with slight loss, slight loss to lower corner of the engraved page, small old ink signature to top of title page, occasional tiny nick to fore-edges, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autograph Circular Letter Signed by Trumbull to the Governors of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, about Couriers for Carrying Offical Dispatches, 1778

      Lebanon, Connecticut, 1778. Very Good. Laid paper with watermark. Approximately 7.75" x 12.25". Old folds, small tears, light dampstain at folds, very good. Docketed by Trumbull on the verso as "Copy Circular to Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire,& Governor Greene." A cover letter sent by Trumbull to accompany "A resolve of the Governor and Council of Safety of the State of Connecticut passed the 9th Instant relative to Couriers employed agreably to a Resolve of a Committee od the States of Massachusetts-Bay, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, convened at Providence on the 25 day of December 1776." Trumbull served as Royal Governor of Connecticut and was the only Royal Governor to support the rebelling Colonies. He remained as Governor for the entirety of the Revolution.

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        18th century codex (manuscript), Theologia Moralis. II vols. Provenance.

      1778 - Dated to the mid-1700s (likely between 1763 and 1778) this fascinating codex, entitled Theologia Moralis follows the Gallican tradition in the modified form of Febronius' "De Statu Ecclesesiae et de legitima Romani Pontificis Auctoritate" (published in 1763). This theology caused some controversy when it was found taught at the Irish school of St. Patrick's in Maynooth after the work was put on the forbidden index in 1778. Phrases in the chapters "De Legibus", etc., are almost literal repetitions from the propositions condemned as Febronianism, and suggest a kinship between the two works. The retraction of Febronius may also acount for the non-publication of this manuscript for the rest of the doctrine follows the scholastic trend in vogue at the time. About the Provenance - In 1825 "W.H. Black" penned his ownership inscription on the title pages. This is likely the same W.H. Black who catalogued the Ashomole manuscripts in Oxford from 1831-33 (published in the 1840s). This work was recently withdrawn from the Library of the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and bears their marks. I purchased it from the service they used to sell a number of their books. I don't find any record of it being on the market before. Physical Attributes - Each measure 26 x 18.5 cm. Together they are 7 cm wide. Both are parchment over hardcovers, with the title in gilt on the spine within a border (also in manuscript below). Tomus Prior consists of one title page leaf, and then pages 1-417 (numbered both sides) and an index of viii (verso unnumbered) and one blank leaf at the end. Tomus II consists of one title page, pages numbered 1-372, index numbered to v (blank verso), 23 blank leaves, and one endpaper. Condition - See pictures. Ex library with associated marks, stamps, spine labels, etc. inside and out. Dust on top edge. Soiled boards. Occasional spots and thumb marks within. Dust, or possibly somewhat humid environment, has stained top edge of all pages within the top margin; it does not reach down into the writing. Occasional marginal annotation. Occasional page crease. Pencil reference numbers on pastedowns. Mostly though, the pages are clean and pleasing. Bindings are holding up well. 2250 grams [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NATURE, EXTENT, AND IMPORTANCE, OF THE DUTY OF ALLEGIANCE: A SERMON, PREACHED AT ABERDEEN, DECEMBER 12, 1776, BEING THE FAST DAY APPOINTED BY THE KING, ON ACCOUNT OF THE REBELLION IN AMERICA.

      Aberdeen: Printed by J. Chalmers and Co., 1778. - [2],74pp. Half title. 20th-century plain wrappers. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. "The second edition, with notes and illustrations" following the first of the previous year, also printed in Aberdeen. Campbell, of Aberdeen, a Church of Scotland minister, argues that the rebellion in America is both contrary to scripture and unreasonable, but that the misguided Americans must be allowed the freedom to discover the errors of republicanism. "The general tenor of this sermon may be gathered from the relish with which he quotes from Burke's speech of March 22, 1775, describing North Americans as a 'proud, fierce, jealous, restive, intractable, suspicious, litigious and chicaning race of pettifoggers'" - Lathrop Harper. A scarce Scottish tract on the Revolution. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 77-23b. LATHROP HARPER 201:79. ESTC T39691. SABIN 10217.

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        The Declaration of Capt. David Lawrence certified by Nathaniel Minor. September 11, 1778

      Stonington, Connecticut, 1778. Near Fine. Autograph Document Signed by Justice of the Peace Nathaniel Minor. Tall bifolium, the testament contained on the first leaf, and docketed on the last leaf. Old folds and a little soiling, but a very nice and near fine documentA deposition taken of Captain "...David Lawrence Master of the small sloop called The John..." had been captured by the British "...with his mates, passengers & seamen were all Inhabitants of the Free United States of America and that they were all friends of the same" and had been transported to Jamaica.At Jamaica, Lawrence and other Americans, taken from various vessels, were impressed to sail a merchant vessel laden with rum, sugar, and molasses in company of 50 ships under convoy of three British war ships to Halifax. After having been part of the convoy for several days, "...he then parted with them and made the best of his way for some safe port in the United States, and that on the 9th ins. he made Block Island, soon after which he discovered several ships which he took to be British, Two of which gave chase to him. on which he rushed for this place..."The deposition further notes that Lawrence's account is confirmed by British Office Papers and the testament of the passengers and "...some of his men being known here, and recommended by friends. They are therefore hearby recommended to all friends of the United States."An interesting document, such nautical accounts are seldom encountered for the Revolutionary War period.

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        Verhaal eener reize na de Ys-bergen van het hertogdom Savoije, benevens eene beschryving der gezigten van den berg Blanc. Uit het , 523, ch vertaald. Amsterdam, Yntema en Tieboel, 1778.

      20+335+(1) pag. Origineel met sierpapier beplakt kartonnen omslag. Geillustreerd met 3 gravures en een tabel.

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        Nouveau commentaire sur les Statuts de Provence.

      - Esprit David, Aix, 1778. 2 volumes in-4 basane fauve marbré, titre doré sur pièces de titre ocre et vert, nombreux ornements dorés sur dos à nerfs, tranches rouges. XXXII-652 et VIII-673 pages. Très précieux et savants commentaires des statuts de Provence dus à J.J. Julien, conseiller à la Cour des Comptes et premier professeur royal de Droit à l'université d'Aix. C'est un véritable exposé parfaitement clair du droit provençal. EDITION ORIGINALE, peu commune, de ce recueil de droit coutumier de l'Ancien régime en Provence, complet en deux volumes. Belle typographie de David, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe.-2570g.C. - Très légères épidermures sur quelques marges, intérieur frais, reliure solide en bon état de fraicheur, dos bien conservé.

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        JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS, HELD AT PHILADELPHIA, FROM SEPTEMBER 5, 1775 TO APRIL 30, 1776

      London, 1778. 202pp. printed in double-column format. Contemporary calf, rebacked, old leather labels preserved. Occasional light fox mark. Overall clean and very good, with an engraved armorial bookplate. The first British edition of these crucial journals, covering the proceedings after the outbreak of hostilities but before the writing of the Declaration of Independence. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 78-110. SABIN 15547.

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        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 á esta tierra de Anahuac, hasta los presentes tiempos. Trabajadas por un Indio, y un Español

      En la nueva Imprenta Matritense de D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, Mexico City 1778 - [72]+540 pages with tables and engraved arms at head of dedication and four engraved plates. Octavo (8" x 6") rebound in quarter leather with red labels and gilt lettering to spine. Gilt lettering to front boards. (Field 620, Palau 108426, Sabin 28255). First edition. José Joaquín Granados y Galvez was born in Sedella, Malaga, Spain. He was related to the Galvez family who later became prominent in the civil government of New Spain. He joined the Franciscan Order in Spain and was sent to Mexico, where he was ordained a priest. He became a member of the Franciscan Province of Michoacán, and served as religious superior of the friaries of Valladolid, Jiquilpan, and Rio Verde and its missions. He was also a member of the provincial advisory board. He was bishop of Sonora from 1788-1794. In the latter year he was transferred to the diocese of Durango, but he died at the hacienda of Dolores as he was approaching his sea. Before he became a bishop, Granados y Galvez wrote a work on the history of the Mexican nation, Tardes americanas, presented as a dialogue between an Indian and a Spaniard. The first eight chapters were devoted to pre-Conquest history and culture, the ninth narrated the story of the Conquest, and the remainder traced the civil and ecclesiastical history of Mexico after the Conquest. The work favored the Indians and sympathized with their difficulties, but opposed any use of force against constituted authority. The author used all available print sources, especially the Franciscan chroniclers. He also had access to manuscripts in Spanish and the native languages. He mentions for instance, Ixtlilxochitl, Tezozomoc, and Chimalpahin. One subjects treated in this work, is that of the Mexican Calendar with the names of the days in Mexican and in Spanish. (Handbook of Middle American Indians: 13, 88-89) Condition: Title and first four leaves replaced in facsimile. Worm track through out, some affecting text, especially in the lower part of pages 183 through 233. Last page has old ink letters to page. Else a good copy of this important work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Ville de Rome ou Description abregée de cette superbe Ville…

      16 folding engraved maps. iv, 264 pp.; iv, 265-448 pp., [4] pp. of publisher's ads. Two vols. in one. Thick 8vo, early 19th-cent. green slick boards (rubbed). Rome: C. Losi, 1778. First edition of one of the most popular guides to the architecture and art treasures of Rome. The author has divided Rome into fourteen geographical sections and describes the most important buildings, archeological sites, libraries, museums, churches, and works of art. There are two maps depicting the city as a whole and the remaining fourteen maps depict each of the quarters. Magnan (1731-96), antiquarian and scholar, was a member of the Minimes at Rome. Nice copy. Rare. Contemporary bookplate of Silberberg.

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        La Ville de Rome ou Description abregée de cette superbe Ville?

      - 16 folding engraved maps. iv, 264 pp.; iv, 265-448 pp., [4] pp. of publisher's ads. Two vols. in one. Thick 8vo, early 19th-cent. green slick boards (rubbed). Rome: C. Losi, 1778. First edition of one of the most popular guides to the architecture and art treasures of Rome. The author has divided Rome into fourteen geographical sections and describes the most important buildings, archeological sites, libraries, museums, churches, and works of art. There are two maps depicting the city as a whole and the remaining fourteen maps depict each of the quarters. Magnan (1731-96), antiquarian and scholar, was a member of the Minimes at Rome. Nice copy. Rare. Contemporary bookplate of Silberberg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le vicende di Milano durante la guerra con Federigo I Imperatore. illustrate colle pergamene di que' tempi e con note, aggiuntavi la topografia antica della stessa città. Opera critico-diplomatica [..].

      per Antonio Agnelli, 1778. In-4° (cm. 24,7), legatura in m. pelle e angoli con piatti marmorizzati, titolo e filetti in oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati; pp. [4] XL 300 in ottimo stato, crocchianti e in barbe, con 1 tavola di antiporta in rame, 1 tavola diplomatica in rame ripiegata f.t. e 1 splendida carta di Milano ripiegata f.t. in fine; deliziosissime ed ampie testate in rame, finalini e capilettera calcografici, frontespizio in rame inquadrato da cornice; strappi ricomposti al margine di un paio di carte, impercettibili fioriture. Edizione originale sontuosamente impressa su carta azzurrina. Il Fumagalli fu tra i massimi storici e diplomatisti italiani del XVIII secolo, erede nei metodi storiografici del Muratori. «E' questo il primo lavoro della Tipografia del Monastero di S. Ambrogio. L'opera incontrò molte ostilità che ne ritardarono la pubblicazione, ma alla fine ebbe il riconoscimento e l'elogio del Conte Firmian» [Cat. Hoepli 696]. Cfr. Predari 148; Lozzi 2632; Villa 54; Fossati Bellani II, 1945. Buon esemplare.

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        The history of America.

      London, Cadell, 1778. 3 volumes [book I-VIII]. Original boards, 4°. 272+387+363+(19) pag. Illustrated with a folding plate in vol I. B0247.

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        Reis naer verscheiden noordelyke gedeeltens van Europa, voornamelyk naer Koppenhagen, Stockholm en Petersburg. Middelburg / Amsterdam, Abrahams / Warnars, 1778.

      8+254 pag., origineel met sierpapier beplakt karton. Drempelvers van L. Stoppendaal, d.d. Middelburg, 29-5-1778.

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        Handwritten letter from S. Simmons Windle to John Player]

      1778 - Folded leaf 39 x 32 cm. Attractive watermark.

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        Code des loix des Gentoux, ou réglemens des Brames, traduit de l`Anglais, d`après les Versions faites de l`original écrit en Langue Samskrete. Mit VIII Seiten gestochene Tafeln.

      Paris: Imprimerie de Stoupe 1778 [1] (Vortitel), [1 weiße], [1] (Titel), [1 weiße], lx, 341, [2], [1 weiße] Seiten,. Ganzleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und rotgefärbtem Schnitt, Quarto. 248 x 191 mm. (Einband etwas verzogen, etwas bestoßen und berieben, innen frisch, gutes Exemplar) Handgefertigter hellbrauner Kalblederband der Zeit (257 x 200 x 41 mm) auf fünf erhabenen echten Bünden, der Rücken mit reicher Vergoldung auf den Feldern, auf zweitem ein hellbraunes, goldgeprägtes Titelschild. Die Deckel gemustert. Rotschnitt, Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier.. Robinets französische Übersetzung des Vivâdârnavasetu auf Grund der 1776 erschienen englischen Fassung von Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (1751-1830), welches die erste in eine europäische Sprache übertragene Sammlung von Gesetzen der Hindus ist. Die Tafeln zeigen das Sanskrit-Alphabet und Textpassagen. Der Ursprungstext wurde von den Pandits Banesvara, Kriparama, Rama Gopala, Krishnajivana, Viresvara, Krishnacandra, Guarikanta, Kalisankara, Syamasundara, Krishnakesava und Sitarama kompiliert.Jean-Baptiste-René Robinet (1735-1820), ein französischer Naturphilosoph, Enzyklopädist und Wegbereiter der Evolutionstheorie, führte mit anderen das Encyclopédie-Projekt von Diderot weiter.\"He [Halhed] found it necessary to show the authorities that it was far prudent to apply the native laws on their subjects rather than laws that would be alien to them. To this effect the pundits began to assimilate a text from various sources which they named Vivadarnavasetu or the sea of litigations. The subsequent translation to Persian, a language Halhed and Hastings was well acquainted with, was done via a Bengali oral version by Zaid ud-Din `Ali Rasa`i. Halhed translated the Persian text to English closely attended by Hastings himself. The complete translation was in Hastings` hands on 27 March 1775. At his request the East India Company had it printed in London in 1776 in a handsome quarto under the title of A Code of Gentoo Laws, or, Ordinations of the Pundits. This was a private edition, copies of which were not for sale, but was distributed by the East India Company. A pirated and less luxurious edition in octavo was printed by Donaldson the following year followed by a second edition in 1781 and translations in French and German appeared as early as 1778.\" (From Wikipedia). - First and only French edition. Contemporary calf, five raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Corners slightly rubbed, small tear to upper end of spine; internal condition very good. From the library of Schlabrendorf, with engraved ex-libris. Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (25 May 1751 - 18 February 1830), an English Orientalist and philologist. French translation by Jean-Baptiste René Robinet (1735-1820) of Halhed`s English version of the Vivâdârnavasetu, a compilation in 21 sections (taranga). First published in English in 1776 as \"A Code of Gentoo Laws\", which is the first Collection of Hindu Law in a Western Language. A decorative binding and a fine copy. - Deckel minimal sperrig, Ecken leicht bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit minimaler Fehlstelle. Innen wohlerhalten und frisch. Provenienz: Schlabrendorf, ein märkisches Adelsgeschlecht, mit gestochenem Wappenexlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel: Drei Schrägbalken, auf dem Helm eine Meerkatze mit eisernem Ring, einen Apfel haltend, flankiert von Füllhorn und gekröntem Hahn, darunter eine Kartusche mit der Inschrift \"Eruditio beatae vitae disciplinam juvet\", darunter, von der Kartusche teils verdeckt Bücher und Globus, dazwischen signiert: \"J. G. Schmidt fec.\" (=? Johann Gottlieb Schmidt, 1742-1820, Bildnis- und Vignettenstecher, cf. Thieme/Becker XXX,152). Wahrscheinlich stammt dies Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Gustav Graf von Schlabrendorf (1750-1824). - Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar des seltenen Werkes. Erste und einzige französische Ausgabe. Ebert 4882 - Graesse II,208 Anm. - RFM. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Sanskrit Indien Gesetze Recht Jura Geisteswissenschaften Linguistik Sprachwissenschaft Philosophie Brahmanen Hindus Pandits Kulturgeschichte Sittengeschichte Geographie]

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        Code des loix des Gentoux, ou réglemens des Brames, traduit de l'Anglais, d'après les Versions faites de l'original écrit en Langue Samskrete. Mit VIII Seiten gestochene Tafeln.

      Imprimerie de Stoupe, Paris 1778 - Quarto. 248 x 191 mm. [1] (Vortitel), [1 weiße], [1] (Titel), [1 weiße], lx, 341, [2], [1 weiße] Seiten, Ganzleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und rotgefärbtem Schnitt. Sprache: Französisch, (Einband etwas verzogen, etwas bestoßen und berieben, innen frisch, gutes Exemplar). Handgefertigter hellbrauner Kalblederband der Zeit (257 x 200 x 41 mm) auf fünf erhabenen echten Bünden, der Rücken mit reicher Vergoldung auf den Feldern, auf zweitem ein hellbraunes, goldgeprägtes Titelschild. Die Deckel gemustert. Rotschnitt, Vorsätze aus Marmorpapier. Robinets französische Übersetzung des Vivâdârnavasetu auf Grund der 1776 erschienen englischen Fassung von Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (1751-1830), welches die erste in eine europäische Sprache übertragene Sammlung von Gesetzen der Hindus ist. Die Tafeln zeigen das Sanskrit-Alphabet und Textpassagen. Der Ursprungstext wurde von den Pandits Banesvara, Kriparama, Rama Gopala, Krishnajivana, Viresvara, Krishnacandra, Guarikanta, Kalisankara, Syamasundara, Krishnakesava und Sitarama kompiliert. Jean-Baptiste-René Robinet (1735-1820), ein französischer Naturphilosoph, Enzyklopädist und Wegbereiter der Evolutionstheorie, führte mit anderen das Encyclopédie-Projekt von Diderot weiter. "He [Halhed] found it necessary to show the authorities that it was far prudent to apply the native laws on their subjects rather than laws that would be alien to them. To this effect the pundits began to assimilate a text from various sources which they named Vivadarnavasetu or the sea of litigations. The subsequent translation to Persian, a language Halhed and Hastings was well acquainted with, was done via a Bengali oral version by Zaid ud-Din 'Ali Rasa'i. Halhed translated the Persian text to English closely attended by Hastings himself. The complete translation was in Hastings' hands on 27 March 1775. At his request the East India Company had it printed in London in 1776 in a handsome quarto under the title of A Code of Gentoo Laws, or, Ordinations of the Pundits. This was a private edition, copies of which were not for sale, but was distributed by the East India Company. A pirated and less luxurious edition in octavo was printed by Donaldson the following year followed by a second edition in 1781 and translations in French and German appeared as early as 1778." (From Wikipedia). - First and only French edition. Contemporary calf, five raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Corners slightly rubbed, small tear to upper end of spine; internal condition very good. From the library of Schlabrendorf, with engraved ex-libris. Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (25 May 1751 - 18 February 1830), an English Orientalist and philologist. French translation by Jean-Baptiste René Robinet (1735-1820) of Halhed's English version of the Vivâdârnavasetu, a compilation in 21 sections (taranga). First published in English in 1776 as "A Code of Gentoo Laws", which is the first Collection of Hindu Law in a Western Language. A decorative binding and a fine copy. - Deckel minimal sperrig, Ecken leicht bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit minimaler Fehlstelle. Innen wohlerhalten und frisch. Provenienz: Schlabrendorf, ein märkisches Adelsgeschlecht, mit gestochenem Wappenexlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel: Drei Schrägbalken, auf dem Helm eine Meerkatze mit eisernem Ring, einen Apfel haltend, flankiert von Füllhorn und gekröntem Hahn, darunter eine Kartusche mit der Inschrift "Eruditio beatae vitae disciplinam juvet", darunter, von der Kartusche teils verdeckt Bücher und Globus, dazwischen signiert: "J. G. Schmidt fec." (=? Johann Gottlieb Schmidt, 1742-1820, Bildnis- und Vignettenstecher, cf. Thieme/Becker XXX,152). Wahrscheinlich stammt dies Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Gustav Graf von Schlabrendorf (1750-1824). - Schönes, dekoratives Exemplar des seltenen Werkes. Erste und einzige französische Ausgabe. Ebert 4882 - Graesse II,208 Anm. - RFM. - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. 2000000 Gramm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        La Prusse divisée en Prusse Royale, et Prusse Ducale laquelle a etc. erigee en Royaume par l`Empereur Leopold en faveur des Frederic I. Elect. Des Brandenbourg couronne en Janvier 1701.

      Venise 1778 - ( Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach Robert bei Santini/ Remondini 1778 ). Bildmaß der Darstellung ca. 48 x 60 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Mit schöner Titelkartusche mittig oben sowie Meilenzeiger rechts oben. Unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 70 x 82 cm ). Das schöne Blatt gering berieben, ansonsten wohlerhalten und dekorativ. Der Rahmen gering bestoßen. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund Bruchgefahr kein Versand – hier nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache ).( Lagerort KG )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request )

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        DRAFT MANUSCRIPT AGREEMENT TO LEASE GALLOPS ISLAND IN BOSTON HARBOR TO THE FRENCH FLEET DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

      [Boston: 1778 - Unsigned manuscript document, folded to 9-1/2" x 7-1/4". [2]pp plus integral blank. 25 lines. Old folds, light foxing, Very Good. "The Subscriber being informed that the Squadron of his most Christian Majesty now in the harbour of Boston require the use of an island in that harbour, which is now in his possession, known by the name of Gallops Island-- willing to render every assistance in his power to accomodate the Fleets or Army of his most Christian Majesty he would propose to give them his rights to the Improvements of said Island upon the Following Terms viz. "The major of the Squadron shall grant him the exclusive rights of Erecting a Storehouse on Long Island & Supplying the French Officers & Soldiers with all those necessaries which they may want to purchase, ---- viands, Groceries of all kinds. Cyder, wines vegetables &c & he will agree to sell those articles at a very small advance from the price of Boston, & expressly Stipulate that no undue advantage shall be taken in the Price of any necessary, that he may have to sell. "He will also Contract to furnish the Squadron with 2000 Cord of wood, delivered at any part of said Island that may be directed to, at 28 Lives money of France per Cord, payable upon the delivery of each 100 Cords. "He will supply the Squadron with any Quantity of Fresh water delivered along side the Ships, at 7 deniers money of France per Gallon provided that there be no delay in hoisted the water from the Boats on Board the Ships, of the Cask are furnished for Transporting the water in ------ [here the document ends, in the middle of page 2]. Elisha Leavitt, Jr., and/or James Brackett owned Gallops Island at this time; historical records are ambiguous. Some sources indicate that the French erected earthworks at Gallops Island in 1778 to defend their fleet, anchored in the harbor; others assert that the earthworks were on George's Island, bought by Leavitt Jr. in 1768. Leavitt was a Tory, a fact well known in town: people burned down his barn and surrounded his home at one point. The story goes that the pleasant, elegantly dressed Mrs. Leavitt invited the mob in for cakes and wine, which calmed everyone down.

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        NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY] Mappa Geographica Provinciae Novae Eboraci ab Anglis New York dictae ex ampliori delineatione ad exactus dimensiones concinnata in arctius Spatium redacta cura Claudii Josephi Sauthier cui acceit Nova Jersey ex topographicis observationibus

      Homann Heirs, Nuremberg 1778 - Copper-engraved map, on two joined sheets, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. An especially fine copy of Homann Heirs' elegant edition of Sauthier's celebrated map of New York and New Jersey, made during the Revolutionary War The present map was printed by the esteemed Nuremberg firm, Homann Heirs, and is derivative of Claude Joseph Sauthier's greatest production, a large manuscript map of the provinces of New York and New Jersey which was first published on three sheets in 1776 by William Faden as A Map of the Province of New York . That map also included details taken from Bernard Ratzer's survey of New Jersey. Sauthier continued to improve this great manuscript during the first years of the Revolution, and in 1779 it was published, again by Faden, but on six sheets, as A Chorographical Map. Although the two are usually viewed as different maps, they are clearly based on the same source (the aforementioned large manuscript), and the present map is a reduced version of this mapping sequence. The Sauthier map contains a vast amount of information lacking in earlier works, particularly in upstate New York, the Catskills, and Vermont. Sauthier stated that "the Mohawk Valley and County of Tryon are Laid down according to an Actual Survey and other Manuscripts generously communicated by Governor Pownall [the esteemed cartographer and former Massachusetts governor]." The result is an amazing record of New York and New Jersey from the Revolutionary War period. Alsatian by birth, Claude Joseph Sauthier accompanied Governor William Tryon to North Carolina in 1769. He surveyed several North Carolina towns and designed "Tryon's Palace" at New Bern before accompanying Tryon to New York in 1771. He subsequently conducted many surveys of New York, and during the revolution he served as a military engineer producing a number of fine maps for the British Army. A number of Sauthier's printed and manuscript maps, including an example of the present map, can be found in the collection formed by Sir Henry Clinton, Commander of the British Forces in North America, 1775-1782, now preserved at the William L. Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This map was made by Germany's premier printer of cartographic works, originally founded by Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724). Homann had established himself in Nuremberg, and by 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor, producing some of the finest maps and atlases of the age. After Homann's death, the prolific business was taken over by his son, Johann Christoph. From 1730, the firm was entrusted to a committee of family members, the Homann Heirs, who published maps and atlases for the next two generations, maintaining the high standards set by Johann Baptist. McCorckle, Early Printed Maps of New England , 778.9; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 1049.

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        An Epistle to the Right Honourable George Lord Pigot, on the Anniversary of the Raising of the Siege of Madras. Written during his Lordship's Confinement at Saint Thomas's Mount .

      Printed for J. Dodsley ., London 1778 - First edition, scarce: 6 locations in ESTC (BL (3 copies), CUL, Trinity College Cambridge (2 copies), Bodley, Cornell, Texas). Irwin (1751-1817), an East India Company servant, wrote a number of poems with an Indian flavour. 'In 1776 he became caught up in the political storm that overtook the governor of Madras, George Pigot, who was placed in confinement by members of his own council. Irwin supported Pigot, and in August he was suspended from the company's service. Early in 1777 he left India in order to seek redress in England' (Oxford DNB). His poem on the affair was written during the voyage; Pigot himself died a few months later. 4to (274 × 224 mm) in half-sheets, pp. 15, [1]; some spotting to half-title and p. 15, ms ink note on Dodsley and Burke at foot of title, blob of wax to upper margin of p. 5; creased where previously folded; uncut and stab-sewn, as issued. [Jackson, p. 62.] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Adres - Calender, der Königlich - Preußischen Haupt- und Residentz - Stadt Berlin, besonders der daselbst befindlichen hohen und niederen Collegien, Instanzien und Expeditionen, Auf das Jahr MDCCLXXVIII. mit Approbation der Königl. Preuß. Academie der Wissenschaften.

      ( Berlin ) ( Königl Preuss Hofstaat) 1778 - 274 SS. m. 1 gefalt. Tabelle und 28 Bll. ( Register ), 12° ( 14 x 9 cm.), neuer Pappband m. Rückenschild. Bln.- Bibliographie, S. 47 ( allgemeine Angaben). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de chymie, contenant la théorie et la pratique de cette science, son application à la physique, à l'histoire naturelle, à la médecine, & aux arts dépendans de la Chymie

      Paris, chez P. Fr. Didot jeune, 1778, in-12, 4 voulmes, XXXVII-580 + [2]-654-[2] + [2]-520 + [4]-776 pages, veau havane, dos lisses et filetés, Seconde édition imprimée par Didot. Oeuvre maîtresse de Macquer, ce dictionnaire est l'un des tout premiers ayant pour objet la chimie. Il a paru pour la première fois en deux volumes en 1766 et a connu de nombreuses réimpressions, : Didot en donne une première en 1777, puis celle-ci en 1778. Pierre Joseph Macquer (1718-84) fut professeur de chimie et de pharmacie au Jardin des plantes de Paris. Après avoir publié des Eléments de chimie et encouragé par d'autres scientifiques, il décida de publier un dictionnaire de cette discipline qui n'avait jamais été abordée de manière alphabétique jusqu'alors. Cette forme lui permet en outre de développer un certain nombre de sujets qui ne trouvaient pas leur place dans un traité classique. Tampon annulé de la bibliothèque de la faculté catholique de Paris. Reliures usées mais fonctionnelles.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 24. XII. 1778. - 1¼ SS. auf 2 Bll. 4to. Der erste von über 120 Briefen von Daniel Chodowiecki an den Dresdener Maler Anton Graff (1736-1813). Der größte Teil dieser Briefe befindet sich in der SUB Dresden. Mit Dank für die Aufnahme des Herrn Dorien und einen Brief: "[.] waß dazu gelegenheit gab, thut zur Sache nichts, genug, Sie schrieben ihn, und er ist mir lieb. Sie wollen ich soll Ihnen schicken waß ich seit meinen letzt übersandten Sachen gemacht habe, da haben Sie es alles und noch mehr. Dieses mehr sind die Kalender Kupfer für Berlin Lauenburg und Göttingen, nehmen Sie es auf wie sonst, so werde ich fortfahren Sie damit aufzuwarten [.]". Weiter über Graffs unverwirklicht gebliebene Pläne, nach Braunschweig oder Hamburg zu gehen: "[.] Ich sprach einsmahls davon mit Ihrem Herrn Schw[ieger] Vater [Johann Georg Sulzer; 1720-79], und sagte vielleicht scheut sich Herr Graf jetzt seine Familie zu verlassen, da mann doch nicht gewiß wissen kann ob nicht Dresden [im bayerischen Erbfolgekrieg 1778/79] in Gefahr gerathen könnte. 'Er dörfte nur (sagte er) mir seine Familie hieher bringen ich würde sie ihm gerne aufheben'. Die familie allein macht es aber nicht aus, Sie würden doch noch vieles da lassen das Sie auch nicht gerne verlieren wolten. Am besten ist es wohl so lang es die Umstände leiden wollen, bey Ihrer familie zu bleiben wenn Sie auch etwas weniger verdienen [.] Zur der Arbeit für den Printz Heinrich [von Preußen; 1726-1802; Graffs hat ihn 1777 in Rheinsberg porträtiert] gratulire ich und wünsche prompte Befriedigung. Berger sticht jetzt das Bild zu Pferde dieses Prinzen deß Kopf Sie ubermahlt haben. Ich habe meine emaille mahlerey anfangs mit Unglück endlich aber doch glücklich überstanden und radire immer wieder auf die OsterMeße los [.]". Schließt mit Neujahrswünschen. - Fälzchenspur und Siegelrest; am Kopf zusammenmontiert. Briefe Daniel Chodowieckis an Anton Graff, hg. von Ch. Steinbrucker (Berlin/Leipzig 1921), Nr. 1 (zur Provenienz S. V f.).

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        Letter from British Deputy Quartermaster about Brig. General Pattison refusing Ammunition for the Ship Nancy despite General Cornwallis' Order during the Occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War

      New York. 1778. Autograph Letter Signed from Deputy Quartermaster Henry Bruen to Colonel Johnston. Single leaf of laid paper with docket stub attached (cut away from a larger bifolium). 7.25" x 9". Old folds, else fine. In full:"Sept. 5th 1778.Sir: Nothwithstanding Lord Cornwallis's order to B.Gen Pattison to issue the ammunition wanting for the Ship Nancy He refuses complying as you'll see by the inclosed, from His Corn'l. W. Grant [enclosure not present]. Sir Wm. Erskine thinks you had best apply to the Admiral without loss of time.I am Sir with great esteemYour very obt. Servt.H. Bruen."The mentioned enclosure is lacking. Bruen was Deputy Quartermaster for New York. Sir William Erskine was Quartermaster General and advisor to Cornwallis, and them later to Sir William Howe, and later still to Henry Clinton upon Howe's resignation. The letter speaks to the clash of various British authorities in their long occupation of New York. .

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        Pilote Americain Septentrional Pour les Côtes de Labrador, N[ouve]lle Ecosse, N[ouve]lle Angleterre, New-York, Pensilvanie, Maryland, Virginie, les 2 Carolines et Florides Par Jefferys, Lane, Morris, Chevalier des Barres, Smith, Blaskowitz, Scull.

      Chez Le Rouge, Rue des G[ran]ds Augustins, 1778-1779., Paris, - The first French attempt to produce detailed charts of North American waters at the beginning of American Revolutionary War Folio (540 by 405mm), two parts in two volumes, consisting of 42 engraved maps and charts, mostly double-page or folding, a few single-page. Part 1: Engraved title above a scene copied from the left hand side of the title-page of Jefferys' 'West India Atlas', engraved contents table and 30 engraved map sheets, forming 21 maps. Part 2: Engraved divisional title, and contents leaf and 30 engraved mapsheets, forming 21 maps, contemporary red marbled paper over boards, title in manuscript on label, pasted to spine. Le Rouge, cartographer to Louis XVI and a military engineer, published his Pilote Americain Septentrional based, in the main, from British sources, especially Jefferys' 'American Atlas' and 'North American Pilot'. The charts cover the Atlantic Ocean, North American ports and the islands ranging from the North Atlantic to the Caribbean, and were intended for use by the French Navy and merchants during, and in the aftermath of, the American Revolutionary War. Le Rouge's pilot was, until the publication of the Dépôt de la Marine's 'Neptune Americo-septentrional', in 1780, the only comprehensive and up to date French survey available at the time. It is highly likely that, when the 16 French ships commanded by Charles-Henri comte d'Estaing arrived in Newport Harbour in late 1778, to help the fledging United States in their war against the British, the fleet had in their possession an example of the present work. Prior to the publication of the pilot, the French navy had to rely on the work of English surveyors by buying charts published in England. Further evidence that the pilot may have been in the possession of the French Navy by outbreak of war, is provided by a text panel pasted to the foot of the first volume's contents leaf. The text is an extract from a letter received by Le Rouge from the French naval base at Brest, dated 4th May 1778: "Recevez. Monsieur, les remerciments de Académie Royale de la Marine. Il est certainement très utile de faire connaître les bons Ouvrages de Étrangers; il en est même d' un genre particulier, comme ceux qui tiennent aux details locaux qui ne peuvent etre faits que par eux.Les anglais seuls, par exemple, peuvent aujourd'hui nous procurer Les meilleures Cartes de l' Amerique septentrionale dont ils frequentent les côtes plus que toute autre nation. Je suis De Marguery, Secretaire Enseigne de Vaisseaux". The letter thanks Le Rouge for the charts, noting, "It is certainly very useful to make known the good works of Foreigners" (i.e. the English), and goes on to state that the English have the best and most accurate maps and charts of North America. Although the work contains numerous interesting charts, such as the 'Plan de Boston', 'Entrée de la Riviere d'Hudson', and the large chart 'Riviere St Laurent', two charts are of particular note: 1) 'Baye de Chesapeake', a copy of Anthony Smith's work first published the previous year by Sayer and Bennett in The North American Pilot. The chart superseded Hoxton's work of 1735 and "filled an important niche for the British in planning military strategy" (Prichard) during the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. 2) 'Port de Rhode Island et Narraganset Baye', on this large two sheet chart Le Rouge incorporates information from both the Des Barres and Faden charts, with an inset of the plan of Newport, taken from that published separately by Faden in 1777, and based on Blaskowitz's survey. A chart that must have proved invaluable to the comte d'Estaing. It is impressive just how quickly Le Rouge was able to bring the work to market, as many of the charts had only been published the previous year in London. This must be put down to three factors: his extensive links to the English (especially London) map trade; his contacts with American residence in Paris, such as Benjamin Franklin; and his fluent command of the English language [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter from British Deputy Quartermaster about Brig. General Pattison refusing Ammunition for the Ship Nancy despite General Cornwallis' Order during the Occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War

      New York 1778 - Autograph Letter Signed from Deputy Quartermaster Henry Bruen to Colonel Johnston. Single leaf of laid paper with docket stub attached (cut away from a larger bifolium). 7.25" x 9". Old folds, else fine. In full:"Sept. 5th 1778.Sir: Nothwithstanding Lord Cornwallis's order to B.Gen Pattison to issue the ammunition wanting for the Ship Nancy He refuses complying as you'll see by the inclosed, from His Corn'l. W. Grant [enclosure not present]. Sir Wm. Erskine thinks you had best apply to the Admiral without loss of time.I am Sir with great esteemYour very obt. Servt.H. Bruen."The mentioned enclosure is lacking. Bruen was Deputy Quartermaster for New York. Sir William Erskine was Quartermaster General and advisor to Cornwallis, and them later to Sir William Howe, and later still to Henry Clinton upon Howe's resignation. The letter speaks to the clash of various British authorities in their long occupation of New York. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Nouvelles recherches sur la science des médailles, inscriptions, et hiéroglyphes antiques

      A Maestricht, chez Jean-Edme Dufour & Philippe Roux, 1778, in-4, VI-191 pp. (i.e. 186 pp. et 5 ff. numérotés 187 à 191), 6 pl. gravées sur cuivre, dont 1 dépl, demi-basane tabac du XIXe siècle, dos à faux nerfs, pièce de titre rouge, Les quatre derniers feuillets paginés donnent les alphabets hébraïque, arabe selon le père Metoscita, phénicien, perse et arabe d'après Sigismond Fante, chaldéen d'après Fante et Geoffroy Tory. Les planches, gravées sur cuivre par Tardieu, représentent l'avers et de revers de médailles antiques, des exemples d'inscriptions sur vase canope, sarcophages et statue. Ouvrage de numismatique et épigraphie du à Poinsinet de Sivry (1733-1804), dramaturge, élève du Collège de la Marche, membre de l'Académie de Dijon et l'Académie de Rome, spécialiste de l'antiquité gréco-latine. Premiers feuillets un peu brunis ; néanmoins, bel état intérieur.

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        The Lusiad; Or, the Discovery of India. The Second Edition

      Jackson and Lister 1778 - Oxford, Second edition. 4to, pp (iv), ccxxxvi, 496, engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of the Eastern hemisphere showing Vasco da Gama's route to India, contemporary polished calf, rebacked, new endpapers, engraved bookplate of Henry Bonham. Goldsmiths 11720, Not in Kress or Vanderblue collection [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Envy, a Poem, addressed to Mrs. Miller, at Batheaston Villa.

      Printed for J. Dodsley . [ 1778.], London - [bound with:] [drop-head title:] Winter Amusements, an Ode read at Lady Miller's Assembly, December 3d, 1778, pp. 8. Sole edition, probably issued with 'Envy'. Jackson, p. 67.[and:] An Election Ball, in poetical letters from Mr. Inkle, at Bath, to his wife at Glocester. The fourth edition . London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1779, pp. 64, including engraved frontispiece, engraved title vignette; not in Jackson.[and:] Ad C. W. Bampfylde, arm: epistola poetica familiaris, in qua continentur tabuae quinque ab eo excogitaae, quae personas repraesentat poematum cuiusdam anglicani, cui titulis An Election Ball. Auctore C. Anstey, arm: Bath: impensis auctoris excudebat S. Hazard: prostant venales apud S. Hazard, & W. Hibbart. J. Dodsley, J. Wilkie, [London] Fletcher & Hodson, [Cambridge] & J. Fletcher, [Oxford], 1776, First edition, pp. 42; engraved ornament (lyre & easel) to title, 4 illustrations (after Bampfylde) to text (one with imprint partially added in minute contemporary manuscript). First edition. Jackson, p. 43.[and:] [GRAY, Thomas., Christopher ANSTEY, translator.] Elegia script in Coemeerio Rustico . Latinè reddita. Editio nova prioribus emendatior. London: Prostant venales apud J. Dodsley ., 1778, pp. [4], 15, [1], engraved vignette to title. Not in Jackson.[and:] A Pindaric Epistle, addressed to Lord Buckhorse. First printed in the Year 1766. A new edition . London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1779, pp. [3]-67, [1], without half-title, engraved portrait vignette to title. This edition not in Jackson.[and:] On the much lamented death of the Marquis of Tavistock . The Fifth Edition. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1778, pp. 7, [1].[and:] Speculation; or a defence of mankind: a Poem. London: Printed for the author, and sold by J. Dodsley, 1780, pp. [2], 52, [2]. First edition. Jackson, p. 83.8 works bound together, 4to (232 × 171 mm) mostly in half-sheets; contemporary sprinkled calf, spine ruled in gilt, red morocco label; engraved bookplate of the Earls of Granard; rubbed, with some insect damage, joints starting, spine chipped at head but excellent copies in a good contemporary binding.'A few years after the publication of the New Bath Guide in 1766, Christopher Anstey came into contact with Captain and Mrs. Miller and became a member of the famous "poetical coterie" at Batheaston' (Munby). Horace Walpole, describing their activities in a letter of January 5th 1775, said that they held 'a Parnassus fair every Thursday, [and] give out rhymes and themes and all the flux of quality at Bath contend for the prizes.' Much of this collection relates to these gatherings.Envy was written for one of the Batheaston Vase Competitions, though was completed too late for submission. It has added to it Winter Amusements, an Ode, which is separately paginated and is usually listed as a separate work. A Dodsley advertisement at the end of this collection, however, makes clear that copies of Envy could be bought with the addition of Winter Amusements and Dodsley probably sold off remaining copies of Winter Amusements with Envy.The fourth edition of An Election Ball is scarce, with ESTC locating 4 copies (all in the US, none in the UK), and it is apparently a straightforward reprint of the third edition. It does not contain the illustrations by Bampfylde, which only appeared in the fifth edition, having first appeared in the Latin Epistola poetica familiaris composed by Anstey and addressed to Bampfylde, being the next bound item in this collection.Thomas Gray's Elegy in Latin is the second edition of Anstey's translation the first having appeared at Cambridge in 1762, his first publication. A Pindaric Epistle, a late edition, has a lengthy 'Appendix' consisting of a one act play 'containing the Author's Conversation with his Bookseller, &c. &c.' The final advertisement to Speculation is frequently wanting. pp. [3]-23, [1], bound without half-title. Sole edition. Jackson, p. 62. [Munby, Book Collector's Quarterly, 16, pp. 22-3.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Adieu to the Turf: a poetical Epistle from The E-L of A----N To His Grace The A----P of Y--K.

      Printed for M. Smith; and sold by the booksellers in the Strand, Temple-Bar, and Paternoster-Row. 1778.], London - First edition, with two further editions following in the same year. Rare: ESTC listing copies at Bodley, Cornell, Huntington, and Fisher Library, Sydney only.A satire on the eccentric Earl of Abingdon's former attachment to sporting pleasures (racing, cricket and cards) and his apparent new-found interest in politics, which he expressed in his inflammatory pamphlet of 1777: Thoughts on the letter of Edmund Burke, esq. to the sheriffs of Bristol on the affairs of America. Of An Adieu to the Turf the Monthly Review noted: 'Some court wit, a knowing one too, has given, in arch numbers, the last words and dying speech of a Newmarket peer. -Very severe on the Earl of Abingdon,- for turning Patriot.' Abingdon's colourful youth is the butt of a stream of jokes: from his preference for Hoyle over Horace, to his attempts to apply the rules of cricket to courtship. 'Scarce fourteen years has pass'd away / When first I thought of am'rous play, / Of Women not afraid: / For them I left more childish Cricket; / I only strove to hit their Wicket, / And put-out every Maid' (p. 3). 4to (256 × 206 mm) in half-sheets, pp. [4], vii, [1], 24, with half-title; typographical ornaments; minor marginal browning, a light waterstain affecting upper and lower margins from p. 13, small paper repair/reinforcement to gutter of pp. 6 & 7; preserved in modern quarter morocco, spine lettered in gilt. [Jackson, p. 60.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Billet autographe de reconnaissance de dettes

      s.n. 1778 - - s.n., s.l. 18 janvier 1778, 19x12,7cm, une feuille. - Billet autographe signé de Madame de Sade, dans laquelle cette dernière reconnaît des dettes envers sa mère, Madame la présidente de Montreuil. Un tout petit trou sans gravité. Paraphes du notaire de Sade, Maître Gibert, précisant le nombre de pièces versées au verso de chaque billet. Tout au long de sa vie, le Marquis - fastueux et très dépensier - fut criblé de dettes et n'eut de cesse de chercher de l'argent, principalement auprès de ses beaux-parents par l'entremise de sa femme. Provenance : archives de la famille. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Autographed note signed by Madame de Montreuil Marquise de Sade, in which she acknowledges debts to her mother, the President of Montreuil. A tiny hole without gravity. Signed by the notary of Sade, Maître Gibert, specifying the number of coins paid on the back of each note. Provenance: archives of the family. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        L'Entre Triumphale de Troupes Royales a Nouvelle Yorck [in reverse above image]. Der Einzug der Koniglichen Volcker in Neu Yorck.

      Augsburg, Germany: l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux 1778 - Etching with contemporary hand colouring on laid paper. A contemporary imagining of the entry of royal troops into New York on 17th September 1776 during the American War of Independence. PRESENTED IN A HANDSOME ACKERMANN FRAME. Published for a ‘Collection des Prospects’ in the important print-producing town of Augsburg, Bavaria, and reflecting the baroque architecture of southern Germany of the time. Neither the printmaker nor his primary clientele would have visited North America. Sometimes called a ‘vue d’optique’, or ‘perspective view’, this print was intended to be viewed through an optical device known as a zograscope, a popular entertainment for polite society in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The bold use of colour is typical for the period. Royal forces held New York City and Long Island from 1776 until the war ended in 1783. ** NOTE: This item is subject to additional shipping charges. Please ask for a quote in advance of purchase ** CONDITION: Some light vertical crinkling/creasing; margin trimmed at left. Overall good. SIZE: 290 x 405mm, 11½ x 16 ins (sheet). Framed 420 x 530mm, 16½ x 21 ins. REF: BM 1898,0725.8.1295. Another impression of this print was exhibited in "Creating the United States’, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., in 2010.

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