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        Geschlechts-Reihe der uralten Reichsständischen Häuser Isenburg, Wied und Runkel samt einer Nachricht von derselben sowohl ehmaligen als noch heutigen Länderbesitzungen und der . Erbfolge-Ordnung aus archivalischen Urkunden und glaubwürdigen Geschichtsschreibern.

      Mannheim, o.Dr. 1778 - 2 Teile in 1 Band. Folio. 11 nn. Bl., 344 S.; 12 nn. Bl., 368 S., 17 nn. Bl., mit 5 Kupfertafeln und 17 Stammtafeln. Ohne die Karte. Schlichter Pappband der Zeit, (berieben, oberes Kapital eingerissen, Ecken gestaucht). Zweite Ausgabe. - erschien erstmals 1775 unter dem Titel "Geschlechts-Register" - Vgl. Demandt I, 334. - Umfassende genealogische Aufarbeitung der Häuser Isenburg und Wied, sowie deren Nebenlinien bis ins 18. Jahrhundert. - Teil 2 mit der Wiedergabe von Urkunden und Schriftstücken vom 12. bis 18. Jahrhundert. - Ohne die zweiteilige Karte. - Name von alter Hand auf Titel, stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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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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        Histoire ecclésiastique

      - A Nismes chez Pierre Beaumé 1778 - 1779. 25 volumes forts In-8 reliés demi-basane blonde, dos lisses très ornés de filets, fleurons et entrelacs dorés, pièces de titre rouge et de tomaison noire. Chaque volume environ 600 pages. Ensemble bien complet du tome XXV qui contient la table général des matières. Le tome XXV présente une tache de brunissure angulaire sur une dizaine de pages sans perte de texte. Très bel ensemble, très bien relié, sans défauts aux reliures. Rare dans cette condition. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 900 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Dalmatie. Traduit de l'Italien. 2 in 1 volume.

      Berne, Societe Typographique, 1778. - circa 20 x 13,2 cm. Title, 248 pp.; title, 276 pp., 16 on 13 mostly folding engraved plates and 2 folding maps Contemporary mottled calf with richly gilded spine and marbled endpapers "Brunet II, 1349; Boucher de la Richarderie II, 268; Cox I, 149: "This work treats principally of the geology, natural history and antiquities of the country with notices of the singular races which inhabit it." - First French edition following the original Italian from 1774. The maps show the areas around Zadar and Sibenik or Trau, Split and Makarska, the plates with local costumes, sea shells, fossils, landscapes etc. - "Dieses Werk scheint mir mustergültig in seiner Art, und kann noch heute mit vielem Interesse gelesen werden. Fortis war ein hervorragender gelehrter Mann, er interessierte sich für Altertumswissenschaft, Ethnographie, Sprache und Folklore, war vielleicht in erster Linie Naturforscher, Naturfreund und Geologe. Die neun Kapitel des Werkes handeln über Stadt und Umgebung von Zadar, über Ursprung, Sitten und Sprache der Morlaken, über den Lauf des Flusses Krka, Stadt und Gebiet von Sibenik, dann über die Gebiete von Trau und Split, über den Flusslauf der Zetina, die Umgebung von Makarska, endlich die Inseln Lissa, Palagruza, Hvar usw." (Apponyi 2484 to the first edition). - This copy from the library of the French cartographer and editor of maps Jean-Claude Dezauche (1745?-1824) with his nice engraved bookplate showing a globe under stars. " "- Only little browning, mostly clean, binding a little rubbed, small unobtrusive repairs to front hige but solid and nice, decorative. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hauptwerk der vorgeschichtlichen Archäologie in Böhmen

      Biener von Bienenberg, Karl Joseph. Versuch über einige merkwürdige Alterthümer im Königreich Böhmen. 1. und 2. Tl. (v. 3) i. e. Bd. Mit 10 gefalt. Kupfertaf. Königgrätz: Tibellin (Raab bzw. Baumstingl) 1778 u. 1779. 8°. Titelbl. [6 nn. S., "Vorerinnerung"], 192 S., Taf. I-V mit 19 Abb. (wovon Taf. III faks.); Titelbl., [2 nn. S., Vorwort], 232 [4 nn. S., Druckfehler], Taf. I-IV, VI [Taf. V fehlt, wie erschienen]. Halblederband mit späterem Lederrücken und zeitgenössischem Marmorpapierüberzug auf kartonierten Deckeln. Einzige Ausgabe dieses Hauptwerks des aufgrund seiner Verdienste als "Vater der böhmischen Vorgeschichtswissenschaft" 1769 geadelten Historikers und Archäologen Karl Joseph, Ritter von Bienenberg (1731-1798). Bienenberg "verwandte statt Beschreibungen der Objekte Zeichnungen, erfasste Ort und Umstände der Ausgrabungen und verglich die Funde mit denen benachbarter Landschaften." (Killy). Die vom Graditzer Stecher Ignaz Ott kräftig und sauber gearbeiteten Kupfer zeigen Grabsteine und andere Skulpturen mit Steininschriften, Urnen und Schmuckgegenstände, teils noch aus keltischer Zeit, eine Landschaftsaufnahme mit der "Felsenstadt" bei Adersbach (Adršpach) im Riesegebirge, sowie eine detailliert gestoch. allegorische Szene, die Sakramentspendungen in einer Kirche darstellt. - Ein dritter Teil erschien erst 1785 apart. - Taf. III (Tl. 1) als Faksimile eingebunden. Einband an den Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen, vorderer Vorsatz mit ergänzter Fehlstelle, Titelbl. recto des 2. Tls. und Bl. mit Vorwort desselben stärker fleckig, Textseiten stellenweise mit leicht sichtbaren Wasserrändern, Buchblock durchgehend leicht stockfleckig, Taf. II (Tl. 1) mit hinterlegtem Einriss, die Taf. stellenweise minimal eingerissen, insgesamt kompaktes Exemplar dieses sehr selten angebotenen Buchs. Gemäß JAP und APO wurde seit 1950 Jahren lediglich ein einziges Mal Tl. 1 des Titels auktioniert. Biener: Killy zit. WBIS/DBA 3.0079.096; Ott: Diabacz zit. WBIS/DBA 1.922.343; Ausgaben: Weidmann/Reich 1781, S. 407.

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        A description of the roads in Bengal and Bahar. Containing I. The direct roads from Calcutta to all the cities, Towns, and Places of Note in Bengal and Bahar; shewing the measured Distances between the Stages, and the Number and Situation of the Fords and Ferries that are to be crossed. II. III. IV. The direct roads from the three other principal cities, viz. Moorshedabad, Patna, and Dacca; arranged in the same Manner. V. The cross roads from the subordinate Military Stations and Factories, to all the Places of Note within their respective Neighbourhoods: with an index. By James Rennell, late Major of Engineers an Surveyor General to the Honourable the East India Company.

      London Printed by order of the Honourable the Court of Directors of the said company 1778 - First edition. 8vo., [2],iv,[2],281,[3]pp., engraved folding map frontispiece, trimmed along fore-edge, offset to title, split to folding table at end, modern calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tips, a very good copy. Rare. ESTC lists 8 copies: in the UK, Brighton Central Library, BL, Oxford, Winchester; In the U.S.A, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Texas, and Yale University, Seeley G. Mudd Library. In addition, University of Melbourne, Baillieu Library. Rennell (1742–1830), obtained a Bengal army commission as practitioner engineer in the construction of the new citadel at Fort William, and the particular commission, in place of the recently deceased Hugh Cameron, as 'a Surveyor of the New Lands [in Bengal]'. He carried out various river surveys until Clive, in 1865, gave Rennell new instructions, to start a general survey of Bengal, which he began by cross-country traverses westward through Bengal by quadrant and chain. In Clive's last month in Bengal (January 1767) Rennell was appointed surveyor-general. For health reasons Rennell returned to England in 1777. Whilst in England in 1778 Rennell proposed a new set of maps of Bengal to replace the inadequate small-scale maps published by the East India Company from his earlier surveys. The present work was published two years prior to his renowned Bengal Atlas. Pickett, 1127. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pyrotechnia sublimis saeculi primaevi, vel Liber meteororum.

      Johann Thomas von Trattner, Vienna 1778 - 4to (237 x 190 mm). [18], 131 [1] pp., including engraved folding frontispiece, engraved title vignette, typographical headpieces and initials, and 2 engraved folding plates by Engelmann after Harrsch. Bound in fine contemporary marbled calf, plain spine with richly gilt floral decoaration and gilt-lettered label (hinges repaired, extremities rubbed, boards little soiled and scatched), red-dyed edges, marbled endpapers. Internally quite crisp and clean with only little occasional spotting and marginal browning. Provenances: Étienne-François Dutour de Salvert, naturalist and physicist (1711-1789), author of Recherches sur la théorie de l'électricité (his ink inscription and signature on title-page); Geysmer (red ink stamp on title page). A fine copy of a rare work. ---- FIRST EDITION. An attractive but little-known work by Count Ferdinand Ludwig von Harrsch und Almedingen on the origin of metals, minerals, and gems, including meteorites, with a discussion of meteorological phenomena, earthquakes, aurora borealis and volcanoes. The book is dedicated to the members of the Imperial Academy of Sciences of St. Petersburg and the result of his 20 years of studies. In it, he denigrates the pseudochemists and their imaginary making of gold, but on the other hand refers to the works of great alchemists such as Van Helmont, D. Zecaire or even Roger Bacon. His theory of electric vapor appears as a relining of the alchemical doctrine of the universal spirit of the world, and it is this mineral-electric vapor which according to him designated the ancients under the myth of 'Demogorgon' (Sylvain Matton, La figure de Démogorgon dans la littérature alchimique. In: Alchimie: art, histoire et mythes, Paris-Milan, 1995, p. 343). The work is illustrated with 3 large folding plates engraved on copper by Engelman based on compositions by the author. The last two represent diagrams, but the first, placed as frontispiece, shows "the eternal circulation of electric vapor between the two poles of the underground Demogorgon, father of the meteors, and of the celestial sun, with Fludd's two favorite hermetic sentences, That of the Emerald Table: "That which is above is as that which is below," and that of the Book of the Twenty-Fourth Philosophers: "The Monad begot the Monad and reflected on its own ardor." (Sylvain Matton, ibid). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zur Kriegstheorie. Erster Theil. Gedanken über eine Umgestaltung der heutigen Kriegstheorie. [und] Zweiter Theil. Entwurf zu einem System der Kriegslehre. [Nachgelassene Schriften. Zwei Bände.]

      Frühere Bibliotheksexemplare, rote Ledereinbände mit goldgeprägter Dekoration der Buchdeckel und Buchrücken sowie mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Kompett-Goldschnitt, erster Band mit Frontispiz nach einem Lichtbild von Georg Engelbach (geschützt durch ein Seidenhemdchen), Einbände vor allem an den Kanten berieben und beschabt, Ecken bestoßen, Signaturschilder an den Buchrücken unten, Spuren von entfernten Signaturschildern an den Buchrücken (überlappend auf die Buchdeckel), Goldschnitt unfrisch, Goldschnitt des ersten Bandes mit kleineren Läsuren, Seiten geringfügig nachgedunkelt und teilweise fleckig, Vorsatz und Nachsatz beider Bände verfärbt, Seiten vereinzelt mit kleineren Knickspuren, Seite 213 bis 228 des ersten Bandes mit leichten Randläsuren am Unterschnitt, Bibliotheksstempel im ersten Band auf den Innendeckeln, auf der Rückseite des Vortitels, auf dem Titel, auf Seite IV, auf Seite 13 und auf Seite 113, Bibliotheksstempel im zweiten Band auf den Innendeckeln, auf dem Titel, auf Seite IV, auf Seite 13 und auf Seite 33, Signaturvermerke im ersten Band auf dem Vorsatzblatt, auf der Rückseite des Vortitels, auf der Rückseite des Frontispizes, auf dem Titel, auf Seite IV, auf dem Nachsatzblatt und auf dem hinteren Innendeckel, Signaturvermerke im zweiten Band auf dem Vorsatzblatt, auf der Rückseite des Vortitels, auf dem Titel, auf Seite IV, auf dem Nachsatzblatt und auf dem hinteren Innendeckel, beide Bände ohne Anstreichungen oder Notizen, alles in allem akzeptable/ordentliche Exemplare. Aus dem Inhalt: Erster Band. - Einleitung. - - Unklarheit in der Theorie und deren Ursachen. - - Kriegswissenschaft. - - Kriegskunst. - - Kriegstechnik und Kriegsweisheit. - - Artikulation des Wissens. - - Charakter und Umfang der eigentlichen Kriegstheorie. - Erster Abschnitt. Geschichtliche Erinnerung an den Krieg zur Erörterung seiner Haupt-Handlungsmotive. - - A. Der Krieg im Allgemeinen. - - B. Kriegskunst und Kriegstheorie in der alten Zeit. - - C. Die Kriegskunst zu Anfang der neueren Cultur. - Zweiter Abschnitt. Ueber die Hauptrichtung des Theoretisirens und dessen Verständniß. - - A. Die Zwecke der Kriegshandlungen. - - B. Die Mittel zur Kriegshandlung. - - C. Anpassen der Mittel für die Zwecke der Kriegshandlung. - - D. Inhalt der Eintheilungsbegriffe. - - - Sicherung. - - - Ueberraschung. - - - Terrainbenutzung. - - - Theilweise Ueberwältigung. - - E. Vergleichungen des Räumlichen und Zeitlichen in der Kriegstheorie. - Dritter Abschnitt. Nähere Beleuchtung der Mittel zu den Kriegshandlungen mit Rücksicht auf die entwickelten Kriegs-Handlungsmotive. - - A. Personelle Mittel zum Kriege. Die Armee. - - - a. Personal-Beschaffenheit der Armeen. - - - b. Armee-Ausbildung. - - - c. Militär-Verfassung. - - B. Materielle Mittel zum Kriege. - - - a. Streitmittel. - - - b. Lebensmittel. - - - c. Gesundheitsmittel. - - - d. Transportmittel. - - - e. Bauliche Mittel. - - - f. Geldmittel. - Vierter Abschnitt. Von der Anwendung der Kriegsmittel unter Betrachtung der Kriegshandlungen nach ihren Motiven und Aeußerungen. - - A. Die Kriegführung unter Parteien zu niederen Kriegszwecken (kleiner Krieg). - - - a. Vorbereitung der Truppen zum kleinen Kriege. - - - b. Handlung im kleinen Kriege. - - - c. Der Gebrauch von Parteien zu bestimmten Kriegszwecken und unter bestimmten Verhältnissen. - - B. Kriegführung unter Massen zu höheren Kriegszwecken als Kriegshantirung an und für sich und in der Combination (Strategie). - - - a. Vorbereitung zur großen Kriegshandlung. - - - - Die Kriegs-Formation (Mobilmachung). - - - - I. Aufbringung der dem Kriegsetat zugewiesenen personellen und materiellen Mittel. - - - - II. Vorsorge zur Einreihung der Kriegsmittel des eigenen Landes vor und während der Campagne. - - - - III. Schlachten-Formation der Heere. - - - - IV. Neubildungen für den Krieg. - - - - Der Kriegsschauplatz. - - - - I. Linear-Combinationen. - - - - II. Militärische Terrainkunde. - - - - III. Operations-Conception. - - - - IV. Einrichtung des Kriegstheaters. - - - b. Handlung der kriegführenden Massen. - - - - Die Feldschlacht. - - - - I. Strategischer Aufmarsch. - - - - II. Armee-Stellung. - - - - III. Bataillen-Manoeuvres. - - - - IV. Strategischer Abmarsch aus der Schlacht. - - - - Festungskrieg. - - - - I. Ueber die schon durch die feindliche Nähe gebotenen Handlungen und Rücksichten. - - - - II. Genäherte Position und Geschützkampf vor ganzen Festungsfronten. - - - - III. Positionen zum Handwaffengebrauch und Beginn der Mitverwendung des Geschützes und Pulvers zur Terrain-Verwandlung. Aus dem Inhalt: Zweiter Band. - A. Einleitende Betrachtung des Lehr-Gegenstandes. - B. Darlegung der Grundzüge der Lehre mit eingeflochtener Ausführung der Gegensätze und Hinweisung auf den Inhalt der Disciplinen. - - I. Andeutungsweise Darlegung der Grundzüge der Lehre. - - - a. Intentionelle Seite der Kriegshandlung. - - - b. Causale Seite der Kriegshandlung. - - - c. Praktische Seite der Kriegshandlung. - - II. Weitere Ausführung der angedeuteten Grundzüge. - - - a. Intentionelle Seite. - - - b. Causale Seite. - - - - 1. Kenntniß der Mittel. - - - - 2. Beschaffung und Erhaltung der Mittel. - - - - 3. Einrichtung und Vervollkommnung der Kriegsmittel. - - - c. Praktische Seite. - - - - 1. Anlage zur Kriegshandlung überhaupt. - - - - 2. Gang der Kriegshandlung. - - - - 3. Ergebniß der Handlung. Hinweis: Text überwiegend in Frakturschrift. Wikipedia über den Verfasser: Ernst Ludwig von Aster (* 5. Oktober 1778 in Dresden 10. Februar 1855 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Offizier, zuletzt General der Infanterie. Er hatte maßgeblichen Anteil an der Errichtung von Festungen im Rheinland im 19. Jahrhundert. König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. benannte 1847 das Fort Asterstein als Dank für seine Verdienste bei der Befestigung von Koblenz nach seinem Erbauer. Seit 1981 trägt auch der Koblenzer Stadtteil Asterstein, in dem das Fort liegt, offiziell seinen Namen. Ernst Ludwig war der Sohn des kursächsischen Generalmajors und Chef des Ingenieurkorps Friedrich Ludwig Aster und dessen Ehefrau Susanne Ludowike, geborene Hennig ( 1817). Aster trat am 4. August 1794 als Unteroffizier in das sächsische Ingenieurkorps in Dresden ein. 1800 wurde er Sous-Lieutenant sowie 1804 Premierleutnant und machte als solcher 1806 den Feldzug gegen die Franzosen mit. Unter anderem kämpfte er dabei in der Schlacht bei Jena. Am 12. Oktober 1809 erfolgte seine Beförderung zum Kapitän im Generalstab. 1811 auf Napoleons Veranlassung, dem er einen Plan zur Befestigung Torgaus vorlegte, zum Major im Generalstab befördert. Am Feldzug gegen Russland nahm er 1812 als Sous-Chef beim Generalstab des Korps Reynier teil und wurde für seine Verdienste mit dem Militär-St.-Heinrichs-Orden sowie der Ehrenlegion ausgezeichnet. 1813 zum Oberstleutnant und Chef des Generalstabes Johann Adolf von Thielmanns in Torgau ernannt, ging er nach der Schlacht bei Großgörschen, weil auch er sich an den Verhandlungen mit den Alliierten beteiligt hatte, in deren Hauptquartier, führte 1813 an der Spitze einer Kosakenabteilung mehrere kühne Handstreiche in der Oberlausitz aus und kämpfte dann bei Bautzen und Leipzig. Am 8. Dezember 1813 erhielt Aster den Orden Pour le Mérite. Bei der Reorganisation der sächsischen Truppen wurde er Oberquartiermeister, später Chef des Generalstabes beim VII. deutschen Armeekorps und 1814 Oberst. Bei der Teilung der Sächsischen Armee 1815 trat er in das preußische Ingenieurkorps ein und war als Chef des Generalstabes des II. Armeekorps an den Schlachten bei Ligny und Belle-Alliance (Waterloo) sowie an den Belagerungen mehrerer französischer Grenzfestungen beteiligt. 1816 entwirft er mit anderen die Baupläne des Festungsrings Köln, die noch im selben Jahr umgesetzt werden. Am 27. März 1816 wurde er zum Oberst und Brigadier der 3. Ingenieur-Brigade mit Dienstsitz in Ehrenbreitstein befördert. Noch im selben Jahr zum Generalmajor und 1821 zum Chef der dritten Ingenieurinspektion ernannt, leitete er die Befestigung von Koblenz und Ehrenbreitstein (Festung Koblenz), bei welcher er das seitdem herrschende neue preußische Befestigungssystem (Polygonalsystem) anwendete. 1825 wurde er Festungskommandant von Koblenz und Ehrenbreitstein, 1827 Generalleutnant, 1837 Mitglied des Staatsrats und Generalinspektor der preußischen Festungen, 1838 Chef des Ingenieurkorps und Kurator der Artillerie- und Ingenieurschule zu Berlin, 1842 General der Infanterie und erhielt am 18. Januar 1844 durch die Verleihung des Schwarzen Adlerordens die Erhebung in den Erbadel. Nachdem er 1849 den erbetenen Abschied erhalten hatte, starb er am 10. Februar 1855 in Berlin. Aster war einer der gelehrtesten Offiziere und ein ausgezeichneter Mathematiker.

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        Pyrotechnia sublimis saeculi primaevi, vel Liber meteororum.

      Vienna: Johann Thomas von Trattner, 1778. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (237 x 190 mm). [18], 131 [1] pp., including engraved folding frontispiece, engraved title vignette, typographical headpieces and initials, and 2 engraved folding plates by Engelmann after Harrsch. Bound in fine contemporary marbled calf, plain spine with richly gilt floral decoaration and gilt-lettered label (hinges repaired, extremities rubbed, boards little soiled and scatched), red-dyed edges, marbled endpapers. Internally quite crisp and clean with only little occasional spotting and marginal browning. Provenances: Étienne-François Dutour de Salvert, naturalist and physicist (1711-1789), author of Recherches sur la théorie de l'électricité (his ink inscription and signature on title-page); Geysmer (red ink stamp on title page). A fine copy of a rare work. ----FIRST EDITION. An attractive but little-known work by Count Ferdinand Ludwig von Harrsch und Almedingen on the origin of metals, minerals, and gems, including meteorites, with a discussion of meteorological phenomena, earthquakes, aurora borealis and volcanoes. The book is dedicated to the members of the Imperial Academy of Sciences of St. Petersburg and the result of his 20 years of studies. In it, he denigrates the pseudochemists and their imaginary making of gold, but on the other hand refers to the works of great alchemists such as Van Helmont, D. Zecaire or even Roger Bacon. His theory of electric vapor appears as a relining of the alchemical doctrine of the universal spirit of the world, and it is this mineral-electric vapor which according to him designated the ancients under the myth of 'Demogorgon' (Sylvain Matton, La figure de Démogorgon dans la littérature alchimique. In: Alchimie: art, histoire et mythes, Paris-Milan, 1995, p. 343). The work is illustrated with 3 large folding plates engraved on copper by Engelman based on compositions by the author. The last two represent diagrams, but the first, placed as frontispiece, shows "the eternal circulation of electric vapor between the two poles of the underground Demogorgon, father of the meteors, and of the celestial sun, with Fludd's two favorite hermetic sentences, That of the Emerald Table: "That which is above is as that which is below," and that of the Book of the Twenty-Fourth Philosophers: "The Monad begot the Monad and reflected on its own ardor." (Sylvain Matton, ibid). Very Good.

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        The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Containing the Antient [Ancient] and Present State of it, Civil and Ecclesiastical; Collected from public Records, and other the best Authorities, both Manuscript and Printed: and Illustrated with Maps, and Views of Antiquities, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, etc.

      Canterbury: Printed for the Author, by Simmons and Kirkby, 1778.. [Kentish history]. FIRST EDITION. In four volumes. Folio (41 x 26cm), pp.[4] xii, clii, 580, 42 [2]; pp.[4] 817 [1], 72; pp.[4] ii, 765 [1], 51 [3]; pp.vi, 788, 46 [2]. Complete with all 167 copper engraved illustrations, including county and hundred maps, many being full page plates, a good number folding. Extra-illustrated with an engraving of Kent and Canterbury Hospital loose to p.570 of volume four, dated 1810. In recent tan half calf with gilt titles to red labels on spines and marbled boards. Armorial bookplates of the Kenfield branch (Kent) of the Thomson family to front pastedown of each volume. Folding county map to vol. I bound in following the subscribers' list, rather than facing the title page as per the plate list. Plate showing the Larkfield Hundred, vol. II, trimmed at lower fold. Ightham plate, vol. II, facing p.248 not p.250 as per plate list. Small damp patch to lower edge of vol. II. The North view of St Augustine's Abbey faces p.659, rather than p.660, as per plate list. Many small note cards inserted loose throughout. Many plates have modern tissue guards, some with minor browning associated with glue close to the binding. Good overall.

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        Vedute di Roma. [Bound with] PIRANESI, Francesco. Topografia delle fabriche scoperte nella cittá di Pompei.

      Rome circa and 1785 1778 - Two works in two volumes, folio (55 x 40 cm. approx.). Vedute: the complete suite as listed by Wilton-Ely comprising double-page engraved title, double-page engraved frontispiece, 135 double-page engraved plates (including the 2 plates by Francesco Piranesi listed at the end of Wilton-Ely). The watermarks examined appear to conform to Robison 39, 57, 64 and 67. Plate 243 [Wilton-Ely] with paper flaw to the centre fold lower margin not affecting image. Pompei: the complete suite comprising a double-page engraved plate, a large folding plate, and a 6-sheet plan, each sheet large and folding (3 with short maginal tear repaired, 2 touching text). Extra-illustrated with the following plates: the Pianta di Roma e del Campo Marzio [Wilton-Ely 1008]; Prospetto interiore del Tempio Vaticano Il Santo Padre . Vaticano, both of these by by Francesco Piranesi. Near contemporary Russia gilt, the covers with broad gilt borders, neatly rebacked, all edges gilt. A list giving the order of the engravings can be supplied on request. A fine complete set, originally from the Swedish royal family, of the finest illustrated book on Rome and one of the very greatest series of engravings on any subject; the images strong early impressions, clean and fresh. One of the greatest printmakers of the eighteenth century, Piranesi always considered himself an architect. The son of a stonemason and master builder, he received practical training in structural and hydraulic engineering from a maternal uncle who was employed by the Venetian Water Authority, while his brother, a Carthusian monk, fired the aspiring architect with enthusiasm for the history and achievements of the ancient Romans. Piranesi also received a thorough background in perspective construction and stage design. Although he had limited success in attracting architectural commissions, this diverse training served him well in the profession that would establish his fame. Soon after his arrival in Rome in 1740, Piranesi apprenticed himself briefly to Giuseppe Vasi, the foremost producer of the etched views of Rome that supplied pilgrims, scholars, artists, and tourists with a lasting souvenir of their visit. Quickly mastering the medium of etching, Piranesi found in it an outlet for all his interests, from designing fantastic complexes of buildings that could exist only in dreams, to reconstructing in painstaking detail the aqueduct system of the ancient Romans. The knowledge of ancient building methods demonstrated by Piranesi's archaeological prints allowed him to make a name for himself as an antiquarian. Etching also provided Piranesi with a livelihood, allowing him to turn one of his favorite activities, drawing the ancient and modern buildings of Rome, into a lucrative source of income. By 1747, Piranesi had begun the work for which he is best known, the Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome), and he continued to produce plates for the series until the year of his death in 1778. Piranesi's popular Vedute which eclipsed earlier views of Roman landmarks through their dynamic compositions, bold lighting effects, and dramatic presentation, shaped European conceptions to such an extent that Goethe, who had come to know Rome through Piranesi's prints, was somewhat disappointed on his first encounter with the real thing (Metropolitan Museum of Art). John Wilton-Ely, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Complete Etchings, San Francisco 1994, 134-268 & 1008; Cf. Millard - Italian and Spanish Books, 86. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe [together with] The Farther Adventures. .

      London J. Buckland W. Strahan et al 1778 - 2 volumes, small 8vo., [i-iv], [1-5], 288pp.; [i-ii], [1-5], 275pp., fifteenth edition, 11 engraved plates and 1 folding map by J. Lodge, some plate in volume 2 slightly close-shaved on the fore-edge but not affecting image, small marginal stain to margin of p.170 & 71, occasional toning, otherwise near-fine, contemporary full calf, red lettering pieces, a bit rubbed and scuffed, bumped at extremities, three circular abrasions of upper board of volume 2 but still sound and attractive. [ESTC T72285]

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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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