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        The Plays of William Shakspeare (12 Volumes)

      London: C. Bathurst, W. Strahan, et al., 1778. Second Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good. 12 vol. +/-700 pp per vol. B'w frontis portrait. Title, Cont: "With the Corrections and Illustrations of various Commentators; to which are added notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens." The Second Edition, revised and augmented. Vol. 1 includes a second b/w portrait, the text of Shakspeare's (sic) will, and a facsimile sheet with Shakspeare's signature and those of the witnesses of the will. Leather covers are light olive, backed and cornered with deeper green. Five raised bands on spine, gilt lettering. All vols. show some wear at corners and spine ends, light soil to boards. All edges are marbled in a paper which matches the eps. Upper edges darker with age. Some signatures sprung in V. I, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X. It appears as though at the time these bvolumes were re-bound in the 19th century the spines were trimmed so that they were no longer folded signatures but perfect-bound where all of the sheets we glued directrly to the mull at the spine. Over time, the glue has released and the signatures are beginning to separate. We have two additional volumes, identical in appearance, labeled "Supplement to the Edition of Shakspeare's Plays Published in 1778 by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. In Two Volumes containing additional observations by several of the former commentators: to which are subjoined the Genuine Poems of the same author, and seven plays that have been ascribed to him; with notes by the Editor and Others." Vol. 1 of the Supplements has a b/w frontis engraving of the house in Stratford upon Avon in which Shakspeare was born. These two are dated 1780 on t.p. and spine; same publishing info listed. Integral bookmarks present. Courtney & Smith, p. 109; Fleeman 65.10SP/7; Jaggard, p. 504.

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        Oeuvres complètes de M. de Saint-Foix.

      Veuve Duchesne, 1778 - 6 volumes in-8, plein veau blond, marbré et glacé, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, triple filet sur les plats, fleurons d’angle. Portrait par Saint-Aubin ornementé par Marillier, 2 figures par Marillier. Deux coiffes usés, un mors lég. fendillé en pied, sinon très bon exemplaire de grande fraîcheur. in-8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Avenue - Veyrier]
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        OBSERVATIONS MADE DURING A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD ON PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, NATURAL HISTORY, AND ETHIC PHILOSOPHY. especially on 1.The Earth and its strata. 2.Water and the ocean. 3.The atmosphere. 4.The changes of the globe. 5.Organic bodies, and

      London, G. Robinson, 1778.. 6. The Human species. FIRST EDITION 1778, 4to, approximately 275 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, 2 folding tables: a Chart Representing the Isles of the South Seas and a Table which compares the various languages of the isles of the South Sea and of various nations to the east and west of it`, LACKS FOLDING MAP, pages: [4], iii, (3), iv, [9]-649, [1] - errata, signatures A-B missing (pages (9)-16) which should follow page iv of the Contents list, these pages contained a Journal, that is a brief month by month account of the voyage of the Resolution from July 1772 to July 1775. Bound in full calf, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label. Upper hinge cracked at top 85 mm (3¼"), lower hinge just starting to crack at foot, a couple of small scrapes to upper cover, endpapers signed by 2 members of the Hutchinson family, very small hole to inner margin of title page, small piece torn from top inner corner of leaf of Subscribers, no loss of printed area, 2 tiny ink spots in blank area of page 115, folding table at page 512 slightly foxed in the margins with offset onto margins of adjacent text pages, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy, lacking map as noted. "Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798) originally from Germany, was a scientific writer and translator who accompanied Cook as naturalist on his second Pacific voyage. An account is given of the countries visited in 1772-75, but for the most part this work concerns the South Sea Islands. The observations concerning the "human species" are especially interesting and give detailed information on the natives... populations, food, cannibalism, the status of women, customs, languages, and mythology. The last section presents a detailed evaluation of steps taken for the preservation of health on the voyage, ... Forster deals at considerable length with the health and diseases of the South Sea islanders. He discusses venereal disease on several pages and suggests it was endemic in the Islands..." Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume I, page 109; Bibliography of Captian James Cook, The Library of New South Wales, No. 1262; Cox, Travel, Volume I, page 61; Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books relating to America, 25140. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The History of the Pleas of the Crown

      London - T. Payne et al, 1778 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive History of the Pleas of the Crown published from the original manuscripts by Sollom Emlyn, of Lincoln's Inn Esq. Written by Sir Matthew Hale who was Lord Chief Justice of the court of the King's Bench. In two volumes complete. A new edition, carefully revised and corrected with additional notes and references to modern cases concerning pleas of the crown. Together with an abridgement of the statutes concerning felonies which have been enacted since the firstpublication of this work, by George Wilson,Sergeant at Law. With an extract printed to frontispiecefrom theJournal of theHouse of Commons, dated 29th November 1680 'Ordered that the Executors of Sir Matthew Hale,late Lord Chief Justice of the court of the King's Bench, be desired to print the MSS. relating to the Crown-law; and that a Committee be appointed to take care in printing thereof. . . 'With receipt from previous purchase dated 1970 inserted. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, sound but with bumping and wear to extremities. With marksto boards and some staining to rear board and spineof first volume. With slight loss to head of spines. Joints startingvery slightly. Front hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound but endpapers loosening to first volume. Generally bright and clean but with some off-setting from binding and theodd spotto first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Works of Francis Bacon.

      J. Rivington, London 1778 - The Works of Francis Bacon. 1778;-Baron of Verulam, Viscount of St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. In Five Volumes.Printed for J. Rivington and Sons; et al., London 1778 - Five volumes. 4to. Original brown leather binding, with all 5 VOLS. rebacked to spine. Gilt lettering and date to spines. nicely rebacked in matching calf and with new leather lettering labels in red and black, gilt. Simple gilt rules on the boards. Marbled edges; marbled endpapers. Volumes I-IV have engraved frontispieces Title pages in red and black. Corners and edges worn, some of the rules have flaked, boards scuffed else a very good set with fine text blocks. Contains: Philosophical works: Of the proficience and advancement of learning, divine and human. Sylva sylvarum; or, A natural history, in ten centuries. Physiological remains. Medical remains. Medical receipts. Works moral: A fragment of the colours of good and evil. Essays or counsels civil and moral. A collection of apophthgems, new and old.--v. 2. Works political. Law tracts: Maxims of the law.--v. 3. Writings historical. Theological works. Letters. Letters, speeches, charges, advices, etc., first published by Dr. Birch in one volume in octavo in 1763.--v. 4. Opera philosophica: Instavrationis magnæ, pars I-IV.--v. 5. Opera philosophica: Historia densi et rari; necnon coitionis et expansionis materia per spatia. Historia gravis et levis. Historia sympathiæ et antipathia rerum. Historia sylphuris, mercurii, et salis. Historia et inquisitio prima de sono et auditu. Articuli quæstionum circa mineralia. Cogitationes de natura rerum. Instavrationis magnæ, pars V.(cont.) Opuscula philosophica. Descripto globi intellectualis. Opera civilia et moralia. Historia regni Henri Septimi. Sermo.Very RARE, Highly Collectable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ETAT ET DELICES DE LA SUISSE

      Published by Samuel Fauche, 1778. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Full brown calf binding with gilt decorations and title to spine. Description historique et geographique des treize cantons Suisses et de leurs allies nouvelle edition. Two volumes in one. 4 folding b/w maps. 3 single page b/w maps. 30 b/w plates and one folding b/w plate. Text in French. Probably new marbled endpapers. Some pages have light brown stain on lower half of page (looks like ancient dampstain). Last sentence on page 272 has been adversely affected with a couple of words eligible. Otherwise the text is bright and readable. One map is browned. Majority of plates not marked. [S]

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        An East Perspective View of the City of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania, in North America; taken from the Jersey Shore ... Engraved from the Original Drawing sent over from Philadelphia in the possession of Carington Bowles

      London: Carington Bowles, 1 January 1778. Engraving, on laid paper, full period hand-colouring. Fourteen numbered references. Linen-backed at a very early date, lower margin trimmed to the platemark, old repaired tears. 11 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches. "The most decorative of all the reissues of Scull and Heap's 1754 East Prospect of Philadelphia" (Snyder). This is one of the great early views of Philadelphia. Based upon the Scull and Heap view of 1752, which was nearly seven feet long, this Carington Bowles version captures the main features of the city as it was and is "probably the most decorative of all reissues.." (Snyder). It certainly conveys the feel of an active port city, which is true of the original Scull and Heap print. It was published during the British occupation of Philadelphia, and the war was probably the reason for the new edition, as it was for many revived maps and views. This is the first issue of the Bowles edition, dated 1778 (later issues are undated and published by Bowles and Carver. Brightly hand-colored in a thick gouache, the engraving was intended by Bowles as part of a series of prints to be used in a peep show or optical viewer. Operating one of the largest print "warehouses" in London, Bowles was able to secure Heap's painting and this resulting print remains largely true to the original (albeit with sections of the shoreline and wharves truncated to maintain the standard size of the prints in the series). A lovely copy of a rare and desirable view. Snyder, City of Independence, 100; Deak, Picturing America, 101.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of Ireland Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Dublin: Executors of David Hay, 1778. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. Contemporary full leather in a straight-grain pattern; spine simply ruled with two initials (W. D.) in the title spot; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; ribbon markers. Light wear to the hinges and edges, gilt worn, else a very nice copy. Scarce Common Prayer specifically for the use of the Irish Church. ESTC T91485.

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        [GROUP OF SEVEN CONTEMPORARY ENGRAVINGS OF JOHN ADAMS]

      [Various places. ca. 1778-1799, as enumerated below].. Seven engravings, ranging from 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 to 8 3/4 x 6 inches, all inlaid into quarto sheets. Fine. A fine collection of seven contemporary engravings of John Adams, executed from the 1770s to the 1790s. A least one appears to be a proof sheet, and it bears no indication of publisher or engraver. The images capture Adams from the period of the Revolution through his presidency. They are as follow: 1) JOHN ADAMS. [London]: Published by Cadell & Davies, Sept. 14, 1799. 6 x 4 1/4 inches. A stipple engraving by Harding after an original illustration by Taylor. 2) [JOHN ADAMS]. [Np. nd]. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. Adams is depicted in an oval frame, with no artist or engraver noted. 3) JOHN ADAMS. GEZANT DER NOORD- AMERICASCHE STAATEN, IN DE VEREENIGDE NEDERLANDEN. [Np, The Hague? nd, ca. 1782]. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. An image almost identical to the one immediately above, but with Adams in a rectangular frame, and captioned in Dutch. An olive branch in the lower right corner perhaps symbolizes the treaty Adams negotiated with the Dutch in 1782. 4) HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN ADAMS. [London]: Published by J. Fielding, Sept. 1, 1783. 6 1/2 x 4 inches. The engraving was executed after "an original portrait in the possession of Edmund Jennings, Esq." 5) JOHN ADAMS, L.L.D. VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. [Np. nd, ca. 1790]. 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Engraved by Hall, after a painting by John Singleton Copley. 6) JOHN ADAMS, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [Np. nd, ca. 1797]. 5 3/4 x 4 inches. The only identifying mark is "Houston, Sculpt." below the oval image of Adams. 7) JOHN ADAMS. [Np. nd, ca. 1798]. 5 x 3 3/4 inches. Depicts Adams about the time of his presidency.

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        Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale contenant Partie du Nouveau Jersey, la Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Meridionale et la Georgie

      Paris, France: Antoine De Sartine, Departemente De la Marine, 1778. Approximately 18" x 35". This important Revolutionary War chart was prepared for the French maritime atlas Neptune Americo-Septentrional, but also issued separately. No doubt that other copies of this chart were used by the French fleet during their famous blockade of the Chesapeake that secured Washington's defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown. The chart ranges from Delaware Bay and Philadelphia southward to the St. Johns River in what today is Florida and contains extensive details, especially in the Chesapeake Bay region. Additionally, it provides considerable inland details (roads, tribes, towns, mountains rivers, etc.) as far north as Fort Necessity and as far west as the Ohio River. Neatly mended split along the lower half of the centerfold and well-done small repairs in several spots and along the margin. Some soiling on the reverse and backed with thin paper. Very attractive..

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        A Tour in Wales. MDCCLXXIII

      London: Henry Hughes, 1778 In full contemporary speckled calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, a few small marks. Spine has been relaid, retaining the old, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red leather label. Internally, bookplate of John Paul Paul of High Grove in Tetbury to fpd, hinges strengthened, engraved title page with vignette of Caergwrle Castle by Moses Griffith, [2], (vi), [2], [1], 2-455 pp, [1], [10] index and adverts, eng. frontis + 26 plates (of 26 with 12 folding), + 2 vignettes, some light offsetting. Pennants first tour in Wales actually took place in 1773, MDCLXX was corrected by hand to MDCLXXIII on a number of copies, including this one, usual pagination errors but complete. This is the first part of his North Wales tour that took in the counties of Flint and Denbighshire. This publication was followed by a printing in Dublin in 1779, and then a Journey to Snowdon Part 1 in 1781, then part 2 in 1783 which combined into 2 volumes 3 parts in 1784!s! A really nice copy, clean, tight with the absolute minimum amount of foxing. (ESTC T133752 for the 1st part. Allibone 1553)After the success of his earlier Tour of Scotland, Pennant undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778–83). See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Voyages de Gulliver en divers pays éloignés I-II *

      Swart, La Haye 1778. - 3 tomes reliés en 2 volumes plein papier marbré, tranches mouchetées Hormis deux taches au premier et quels marques aux cartonnages,en bel état. Sympathique édition ymagée d'antan de ce classique de la Science-Fiction, exceptionnelle dans les rayons du 7e Ciel.

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        Rare 1778 Antonio Zatta Map (St. Augustine & Cape Fear)

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Good. Zatta, Antonio. Rare 1778 Map of St. Augustine & Cape Fear. Venice, 1778. Single sheet (16.5 x 13 inches). Good. Parte Orientale, Della Florida, Della Giorgia, E Carolina Meridionale. SEPARATELY ISSUED MAP (Based upon by John Mitchell). Excellent regional map that marks St. Augustine, Charleston (Charlestown), Cape Fear and much more. Very attractive. Published by N/A

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        TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTERIOR PARTS OF NORTH- AMERICA, IN THE YEARS 1766, 1767, AND 1768

      London: Printed for the author, 1778.. [20],xvi,543,[1]pp. plus two folding maps and four plates. Additional portrait of Carver bound in as a frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, expertly rebacked in matching speckled calf, gilt morocco labels. A bit of occasional, light tanning; some offsetting from plates. A few instances of neat contemporary marginalia or corrections. A very good copy. Carver went farther west than any British explorer before the Revolution. He was seeking a transcontinental waterway, but mainly explored tributaries of the Mississippi. His book, however, is often given credit for being a catalyst for further exploration, influencing Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. "A Plan of Captain Carver's Travels in the Interior Parts of North America" shows the headwaters of the Mississippi, lakes Michigan and Superior, and the land as far west as the Dakotas. The text contains the first mention of the word "Oregon." Includes material relating to the languages of a number of Indian tribes. A cornerstone early western travel narrative. HOWES C215, "aa." FIELD 251. STREETER SALE 1772. PILLING, PROOF- SHEETS 634. SABIN 11184. VAIL 670.

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        Kongl.

      svenska theatren. I-VII. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1778-96. 12:o. (8),266 + (8),284 + (8),266 + (8),287 + (8),208,212-211,211-278 + (8),272 + (8),241 s. Tre samtida ljusbruna hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade ryggar, blekt bruna titeletiketter och mörkt bruna nummerskyltar. Rödstänkta snitt. Ryggarna, ngt blekta, torra och flammiga samt med ett par smårevor i ryggskinnet upptill på det första och tredje bandet. Titeletiketterna med några sprickor och den andra med liten skada. En liten fläck i främre snittet på det första bandet har trängt in i yttermarginalen. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Del I är delvis tryckt på blåtonat papper och har smärre solkfläckar på s. 3, 144-47, 154-61 och 220-23 samt pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 107 och en reva in i texten på s. 197-98. Del II har smärre solkfläckar på de första två bladen och i yttermarginalen på s. 273. Del III har några vikta hörn och minimala fläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 32-33. En liten fuktfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 67-68 i del IV och i del V en liten reva i yttermarginalen på s. 85. Del VI är allmänt småfläckig, mer på s. 151-52, och har en gammal lagning i inre marginalen på s. 108-09 och i nedre marginalen på s. 251. Sista delen har några fläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 93-97 och mindre rostfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 125-26. Med Caroline Göranssons och Åke Livstedts namnteckningar.. Teaterstyckena är var och ett omnämnda i Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur. Verket innehåller ett omfattande och representativt urval av den gustavianska tidens dramatik och detta är den bästa samlade källan föra att läsa de stycken som spelades på de kungliga scenerna i Stockholm

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        Manuscript Document, signed ("Jonth Trumbull") giving safe passage to Dudley Woodbridge of Norwich to deliver rum and sugar to Fishkill, New York "the embargo Notwithstanding"

      Lebanon, Ct., 24 june, 1778. 13.2 x 20 cm. Ink on paper. Slightly spotted, two edges repaired, various perforations from pne and closed tears . As Governor of Connecticut, Trumbull played an important role in the Revolution, especially in supplying the General Washington's troops. With this document, Trumbull sends rum and sugar tothe the hudson valleym, where Washington's troops were quartered after the terrible winter of 1777-78 at Valley forge "Connecticut under Trumbull's leadership and through his son Joseph's position as commissary general became an important supplier of provisions to Washington}s army ..." - DAB

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        Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der Englischen Karten

      Wolfenbuttel: 1778. 8vo. (6 3/4 x 4 inches). 20,571,[1]pp. Engraved folding map, hand-coloured in outline.. Contemporary paper-covered boards (front joint partially split). With an interesting map of revolutionary America This work gives a thorough description of New England during the Revolutionary War, describing the geographical, political and economic makeup of the colonies, as well as the European inhabitants. It also includes an index and a detailed map by Pingeling entitled "Special-Karte von den mittleren Brittischen Colonien in Nord-America," a rare German depiction of Revolutionary War-era New England and the mid-Atlantic, as far south as Maryland. Howes l-243; Clark I:270; McCorkle 778.14; Sabin 39937

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        The Annual Register, or a VIEW of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the YEAR 1777

      ONT> ONT>, 1778 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A handsomely bound copy of the 20th volume of this long-established work of reference. First written in 1758 under the editorship of Edmund Burke, and produced continuously since that date, the Annual Register records and analyses the years major events, developments and trends throughout the world. A particularly interesting year of the Review, containing some fascinating contemporary analysis and opinion of the American Civil War. First edition. Condition: In a full speckled calf binding with a particularly nice spine. Externally, generally smart with an attractive patina. However front joint is starting and rear joint has almost failed, may detach in post. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with any spots largely confined to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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

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

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        Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale contenant Partie du Nouveau Jersey, la Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Meridionale et la Georgie

      Paris, France: Antoine De Sartine, Departemente De la Marine, 1778. Approximately 18" x 35". This important Revolutionary War chart was prepared for the French maritime atlas Neptune Americo-Septentrional, but also issued separately. No doubt that other copies of this chart were used by the French fleet during their famous blockade of the Chesapeake that secured Washington's defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown. The chart ranges from Delaware Bay and Philadelphia southward to the St. Johns River in what today is Florida and contains extensive details, especially in the Chesapeake Bay region. Additionally, it provides considerable inland details (roads, tribes, towns, mountains rivers, etc.) as far north as Fort Necessity and as far west as the Ohio River. Neatly mended split along the lower half of the centerfold and well-done small repairs in several spots and along the margin. Some soiling on the reverse and backed with thin paper. Very attractive..

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        Cabinet De Pierres Antiques Gravees, Ou Collection Choisie De 216 Bagues Et De 672 Pierres Egyptiennes, Etrusques, Grecques, Romaines, Parthiques, Gauloises, &c. Tirees du Cabinet de Gorlee, & autres celbres Cabinets de l'Europe

      Paris: P-M. Lamy, 1778. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary mottled calf, covers rehinged. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 8 & 10 pages in text. 22 x 17 cm. Engraved frontispieces, 283 plates. An antiquary of Flemish descent, his early interest in gem collecting as part of his cabinet of curiosities eventually spawned interest in Greco-Roman intaglio gems; his collection purchased in 1609 on behalf of Henry, Prince of Wales -- with more than a representative sampling of specimens here. His first work, "Dactiliotheca," published 1609. BRUNET Vol. II, p.1671. Index of plates in each volume, generally clean, wide margined plate pages, book label and small ownership inscription dated 1857 of same individual, corner wear, raised bands, leather spine label, spine compartments decorated in blind.

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        THE LANCASTER ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1779

      Lancaster [Pa.]: Printed and Sold by Francis Bailey, [1778].. [30]pp. (lacking pp.[31-36]), including in- text woodcut illustrations. 12mo. Illustrated printed self-wrappers, stitched (one thread of two lacking). First leaf detached, with portion of upper inner corner (1 1/2 x 1 inch) torn away. Marginal dampstaining on front leaf, significant dampstain on remaining leaves. Good. Revolutionary War issue of Francis Bailey's LANCASTER ALMANACK, with significant patriotic content. Francis Bailey, an official printer to both the U.S. Congress and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, operated a printing press in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1773 to 1780, during which time he produced numerous important federal documents, including the first official printing of the Articles of Confederation. In the same year that he published the present volume, Bailey printed a German- language almanac in which George Washington was first dubbed "the father of his country" ("Des Landes Vater"). The front cover of the 1779 ALMANACK features a large, elaborate woodcut scene combining themes of astronomy, America, and liberty. In addition to the calendar, the volume includes various recipes and maxims, patriotic verse, and an account of Ethan Allen's reply to Gen. Howe's proposal that he desert the American cause and join the British army. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as governed by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5]. A scarce volume, with only four copies located between NAIP and OCLC. DRAKE 10073. EVANS 16054. HILDEBURN 3808. NAIP w032746.

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        A VOYAGE To CALIFORNIA To Observe the Transit of Venus. With an Historical Description of the Author's Route Through Mexico, and the Natural History of that Province. Also, a Voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to Make Experiments of Mr. Le Roy's Time Keepers. By Monsieur de Cassini

      London:: Printed for Edward and Chalres Dilly,. 1778.. 8vo: [A]^4 B - O^8 P^4. 7-7/8" x 5-1/8". 1st Edition in English (Cowan II, p. 114; Hill Collection, 279; Howes C-299; Sabin 12004). [8], 215, [1 (blank)] pp. P. 215 mis-numbered 315.. Modern brown full calf binding, executed in a period style, with maroon leather title label in second compartment.. Binding with bookplate of Joseph Russell Knowland, otherwise Fine.. Textblock & plan - VG+ (plan with short tear at lower junction of. attachment stub).. Folding plan of the "City of Mexico" as frontispiece.

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        Veduta di una parte di Livorno, e della Spiaggia ove si ancorano i bastimenti.

      Livorno, Giacomo Aliprandi, primo '800. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, b/n, cm 28,5 x 38,3 (alla lastra) più margini. La scena è molto simile, salvo alcuni particolari diversi e dato anche il medesimo punto di vista, a quella del dipinto dell'Hackert del 1778 e incisa dal Duncker. Bella veduta di invenzione che raffigura una parte della città di Livorno ripresa da una zona limitrofa e agreste. Scena animata da numerose figure di popolani all'ombra di un albero, animali e buoi al giogo; la fortezza vecchia con uno scorcio prospettico che include numerose architetture, si profila sulla sinistra, le imbarcazioni in lontananza sono disposte in modo parallelo. Buon esemplare in margini.

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        A VOYAGE To CALIFORNIA To Observe the Transit of Venus. With an Historical Description of the Author's Route Through Mexico, and the Natural History of that Province. Also, a Voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to Make Experiments of Mr. Le Roy's Time Keepers. By Monsieur de Cassini

      London:: Printed for Edward and Chalres Dilly,. 1778.. 8vo: [A]^4 B - O^8 P^4. 7-7/8" x 5-1/8". 1st Edition in English (Cowan II, p. 114; Hill Collection, 279; Howes C-299; Sabin 12004). [8], 215, [1 (blank)] pp. P. 215 mis-numbered 315.. Modern brown full calf binding, executed in a period style, with maroon leather title label in second compartment.. Binding with bookplate of Joseph Russell Knowland, otherwise Fine.. Textblock & plan - VG+ (plan with short tear at lower junction of. attachment stub).. Folding plan of the "City of Mexico" as frontispiece.

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        Biographia Britannica: Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, From the Earliest Ages, down to the Present times:

      - London - Printed by W. and A. Strahan for C. Bathurst et al, 1778 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce set of Biographia Britannica: Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, From the Earliest Ages, down to the Present times: Collected from the Best Authorities, both Printed and Manuscript and Digested in the Manner of Mr Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary. The secondedition, with corrections, enlargements, and the addition of new lives by Andrew Kippis with the assistance the of Rev. Joseph Towers and other Gentlemen. In fivevolumes complete. Volume one: Aaron to Bathurst; volume two: Bathurst to Bull; volume three: Bulleyn to Coke; volume four: Baxter to Davies; volume five: Davis to Fastolff. Biographia Britannica was a multi-volume biographical compendium, the most ambitious attempt in the latter half of the eighteenth century to document the lives of notable British men and women. The first edition, edited by William Oldys, appeared in 6 volumes (the sixth in two parts, the second sometimes catalogued as volume 7) between 1747 and 1766. Five volumes of an incomplete second edition, edited by Andrew Kippis with the assistance of Joseph Towers, appeared between 1778 and 1793, and cover names commencing Aa through to Fa; a sixth volume was prepared for publication, and may have been published, but now seems to be lost. Contributors included Thomas Broughton and John Campbell, compiler of Lives of the Admirals (1742). Andrew Kippis (1725 - 1795) was an English nonconformist clergyman and biographer. Joseph Towers (1737 - 1799) was an English Dissenter and biographer. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally,generally sound but with wear to extremities and rubbing and marks to boards, one volume rebacked. Seven boards detached, two joints failed withboardsheld by hinges only,one jointcracked. Internally, text blocks firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with occasional slight foxing and marks to pagesand small institutional ink stamps to reverse of titles and an ink stamp'Rebound 11 Jul 1957' to rear of volume three. With the odd slight closed tear. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Sammlung merkwürdigster Naturseltenheiten des Königreichs Ungarn

      Preßburg und Leipzig, Anton Löwe 1778.. Mit gestochenen Frontispiz von L. Assner und gestochener Titelvignette. 8 Bll., 126 S., 9 Bll. HLdr. Wurzbach XII, 55 (irrig: 1758); Cobres 262: "Aeussert unvollkommene Nachrichten"; Nicht bei Poggendorff. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der Beschreibung von Kuriositäten der Naturgeschichte in Ungarn, darunter seltsame Mineralien, Pflanzen und Tiere. Michael Klein (1712-1782) war Sohn eines Organisten in Wagendrüssel in der Zips. Er studierte in Jena und folgte 1742 einem Ruf als Prediger in der evangelischen Gemeinde zu Bartfeld. Ab 1762 war er Prediger in Pressburg und seit 1774 auswärtiges Ehrenmitglied der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde in Berlin; er trat mehrfach durch die Zusendung von Naturalien und Mineralien hervor. Einige Schriften finden sich in den Abhandlungen der Gesellschaft. - Das hübsche Frontispiz zeigt das Abbauen von Mineralien im Berg und die Steinsammler im Gelände, die besonders hübsche Titelvignette eine Ansicht von Pressburg mit dem Bratislavský hrad und den Kirchen der Stadt.

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        BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. NÉ À BOSTON, DANS LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE LE 17 JANVIER 1706 [caption title]

      [Augsburg: Johann Lorenz Rugendas, ca. 1778].. Mezzotint portrait, 14 3/4 x 10 inches. Very minor soiling. A good, strong impression. Very good. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin engraved by Johann Lorenz Rugendas. The portrait shows Franklin seated at a writing desk, wearing a fur hat and spectacles in a fur-trimmed robe, facing left in three-quarter length profile. In his left hand he holds a sheet of paper, while his right hand reaches inside his robe at chest level; an ink stand, quill and pen knife are also present on the desk, along with a stack of correspondence. One of the letters is addressed to "Monsieur Franklin, A Paris." Upon his arrival in France as a commissioner from the newly independent United States, Charles-Nicolas Cochin engraved a portrait of Franklin wearing his audacious fur cap. The famous image drew many imitators and variations. Sellers says of the image, "Because of it, the sensational fact of Franklin's arrival in France and the sensational costume which so effectively dramatized his role as envoy from the New World to the Old reached every part of Europe, creating an image of tremendous value to Franklin's purpose." This image is not mentioned by Sellers. A nice variant of this iconic and historically important image. SELLERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN PORTRAITURE, pp.227-231.

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        Notice des hommes les plus célèbres de la Faculté de Médecine en l'Université de Paris depuis 1110 jusqu'en 1750 (inclusivement), extraites (en plus grande-partie) des manuscrits de Thomas-Bernard Bertrand

      Paris, B. Morin 1778 In-4° relié demi-chagrin grenat dos à quatre nerfs, titre gravé, de XII, 270, (3) pp. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition. Contient de très nombreuses biographies de médecins et l'histoire de "la réunion des médecins de Paris en compagnies, celles de leurs privilèges et des établissements qu'ils ont créés pour l'amélioration de l'enseignement et pour les progrès de l'art. Des recherches immenses ont fourni les matériaux de cette précieuse collection, à laquelle l'auteur a donné le titre modeste de notice." (Quérard IV, 46). Coiffe supérieure émoussée sinon très bel exemplaire

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        A Tour in Wales MDCCLXXIII

      Henry Hughes,London, 1778. vi, [i], 455, [185]-197, [10], 26 plates. [With 'Corrections and additions to the first volume of the Welsh Tour']. First edition in one volume of this famous work, later reissued as 'A Tour in Wales Vol. I'. Modern half-leather, black label with gilt lettering on spine. Blue marbled boards. Interior has occasional slight browning but largely clean and bright. Thomas Pennant (1726-98) was a renowned naturalist and antiquary from Flintshire. This work is widely seen as the best account of North Wales as it appeared to visitors in the late 18th Century. This first volume mainly covers North East Wales.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London: Printed for W. Strahan et al. 1778 London: Printed for W. Strahan et al., 1778. Sixth edition, corrected by the author, abstracted from the folio edition. Two volumes. Very good in ¾ leather binding with title labels and gilt-tooled raised bands to spines. Red speckled page edges. Mild foxing. Contemporary ink signatures to title pages; ink marks to first title page.

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        Opuscula semiologica. I. De signis ex sputo.

      August Lebrecht Stettin,, Ulm 1778 - First edition. 8vo (187 × 110 mm), pp. [viii], '163' [but 168]. Woodcut vignette to title, ornaments to text. Light browning. Contemporary paper backed boards. A very good copy. [Blake, 483; Waller 10136.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Some Considerations on the Law of Forfeiture for High Treason. With an Appendix concerning Estates-tail in Scotland. The Fourth Edition, corrected and enlarged

      Printed for Alexander Donaldson [etc.] Edinburgh 1778 - Modern mottled calf, light embrowning and staining; attractive Yorke's principal legal work, in which he argues persuasively that forfeiture and corruption of blood are justifiable consequences of treason, examining forfeiture in Athenian, Roman, Jewish and feudal law; uncommon, no copy in the British Library

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        Rudimenta Linguae Coptae Seu Aegyptiae Ad Usum Collegii Urbani De Propoganda Fide

      Rome: Typis Eiusdem Sacrae Congregationis, 1778. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 675 pages. 25 x 19 cm. [*4,A-Oooo4, Pppp6]. Tuki, born to a Coptic family, 1703 converted to Roman Catholicism in 1719, ordained in 1735. He completed his edition of a Missal in Coptic to correspond in arrangement to that of the Latin service-books for use by his fellow converts to Catholicisim. He was dedicated to editing texts for the benefit of his fellow Egyptians, and remained profoundly attached to much of the Coptic liturgy and to Coptic tradition compatible with Rome but independent of it. BRUNET Vol. IV, p.1443. Occasional, scattered modest text toning. moderate extremity rubbing.

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        Dissertation Inauguralis de Angina Polyposa Sive Membranacea

      1778. Michaelis, Christian Friedrich [1754-1814]. Dissertation Inauguralis de Angina Polyposa Sive Membranacea. Quam Consensu Gratiosae Facultatis Medicae pro Licentia. Strassburg: Sumptibus Viduae Abrahami Vanderhoeck, 1778. [xvi], 309. [1] pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt titles and fillets to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing, corners bumped and lightly worn, joints just starting at head, front hinge starting, rear free endpaper lacking, hinge carefully reinforced. Light browning to title page, toning and occasional light foxing to text, internally clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Only edition located of this dissertation on laryngitis. KVK locates 3 copies, all in Europe. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Harvard Medical School).

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        La Baja d'Hudson Terra di Labrador e Groenlandia con le Isole Adiacenti di nuova Projezione

      Venezia:. 1778.. First edition. Rare map of Arctic North America including Canada, Greenland, the Northwest conveniently hidden by the cartouche, due to it's uncertain mapping. Geographical locations marked are James & Jones Sound; Nuova Bretagna, Terra di Labrador, Baja d'Hudson, Fort Bourbon or York, Lago d'Alaimpigon, Isola Buona Fortuna, Stretto d'Hudson. Areas are sometimes marked for the peoples that inhabit it for example "Li Eskimesi" at New Breton; 'Assinipoleesi' and 'Cristinaux' to the west of Hudson Bay; 'Siousi' to the south, 'Michinipi ouvero l'Acqua Grande'. Copper engraved, original outline color, watermarked paper. 15 3/4 x 11 3/4" plus platemark and full margins. Attractive map, as are all of Zatta's cartographic works, with the cartouche illustrating a Native American feather headdress & quiver of arrows, with corn, squash and beans.

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        Elogi di Galileo Galilei e di Bonaventura Cavalieri

      Milano: Per Giuseppe Galeazzi Regio Stampatore, 1778 First edition. Contemporary vellum. Covers and spine ruled and decorated in blind, brown calf spine label, edges stained red. Octavo. Dedicated respectively to Maria Beatrice d'Este, Archduchess of Austria, and to Peter Leopold, Archduke of Austria. Lightly soiled, some light worming along joints, not extending to text. Engraved armorial bookplate with crown. A very good copy. Two elegies to important scientists by Paolo Frisi (1727-1784), who was himself a celebrated scientist who taught at Padua and later Milan. Frisi made important contributions in mathematics, physics, hydraulics, and astronomy. "In physics his research must be evaluated in relation to the concepts dominant in his time, which led him to justify and interpret certain phenomena of light and aspects of electricity, referring to the vibratory motion of ether and other properties attributed to it. As an astronomer he concerned himself with the daily movement of the earth (in De motu diurno terrae, awarded a prize by the Berlin Academy), the obliquity of the ecliptic, the movement of the moon, the determination of the meridian circle, and matters concerning gravity in relation to Newton's general theories. His mathematical activity included studies on kinematics (composition of rotatory movements, etc.) and, notably, on isoperimetry. He also did work in hydraulics and was called upon to plan works for the regulation of rivers and canals in various parts of northern Italy. He was responsible for laying out the canal built in 1819 between Milan and Pavia" (D.S.B., V, p. 195).

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        Delineations of cutaneous diseases, exhibiting the characteristic appearances of the principal genera and species comprised in the classification of the late Dr. Willan: and completing the series of engravings begun by that author

      With 72 full-page hand-coloured plates, each with facing page of explanation (plates IX and XI misbound). Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, rebacked; very little browning (other than the blank endpapers), plates in especially fine and clean condition. From the libraries of John Churchill and E. J. Angle, with their bookplates. Second edition. This classic of modern dermatology, in its second printing, is notable for the fine coloured plates. Bateman (1778-1821), a pupil of Willan's, continued his teacher's classifications of skin disease by refurbishing his existing plates and contributing a set of original plates of his own drawings depicting, among other items, a never-before illustrated genera of dermatoses. The atlas was conceived as a companion piece to Bateman's Practical synopsis of cutaneous diseases. & Bateman wrote on medical subjects other than dermatology, but after Willan's death in 1812, his practice expanded and he became "the" dermatologist in London. Garrison & Morton, 3988.&

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        A Tour in Wales MDCCLXXIII

      London: Henry Hughes, 1778 In full brown leather, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, covers scratched. Spine is modern, blind and gilt tooling, title in gilt, a different shade to covers. Internally, new marbled endpapers, relaid bookplate of Sir Joseph Mowbey to fep, engraved title page with vignette of Caergwrle Castle by Moses Griffith, [2], (vi), [2], 455 pp, [1], [10] index and adverts, 26/26 pl, some light offsetting. Pennants tour in Wales actually took place in 1773, MDCLXX was corrected by hand to MDCLXXIII on a number of copies, but not this one, usual pagination errors but complete. A really nice copy, clean, tight with the absolute minimum amount of foxing. Not often seen as good as this, shame about the spine! This publication was followed by a printing in Dublin in 1779, and then a Journey to Snowdon Part 1 in 1781, then part 2 in 1783 which combined into 2 volumes 3 parts in 1784!(ESTC T133752. Allibone 1553)After the success of his earlier Tour of Scotland, Pennant undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778–83). See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        A Voyage to California, to observe the Transit of Venus

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly,, 1778. With an historical Description of the Author's Route through Mexico, and the Natural History of that Province. Also, a Voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to make Experiments on Mr. Le Roy's Time Keepers. By Monsieur de Cassini. Octavo (210 × 126 mm). Modern sprinkled half calf, marbled boards, red and green labels to the spine, raised bands, gilt devices to the compartments, marbled endpapers, red edge-stain. Folding plan of Mexico City as a frontispiece, half-title bound in. Light toning, some light foxing, a very nice copy, attractively bound. First edition in English of two works edited for publication by Count Cassini, first published at Paris in 1772 and 1770 respectively. "A great deal of interest was taken in the transit of Venus. The French government had two expeditions in the field … The British government also sent Captain Cook out to Tahiti for the same purpose. Streeter calls this 'a thrilling account of a race against time to reach Baja California before the transit of Venus occurred.' … [the second part is] an account of a further expedition to Newfoundland. Cassini, who was director of the Paris Observatory, gives a long description of the American cod fishery in the account of the latter voyage. He also gives an account of the town of Salé, Morocco" (Hill). In the event the party arrived in California at the appointed time "but three days after the passing of Venus, Chappe and others in the expedition succumbed to a contagious fever, known as the 'black vomit' [yellow fever]" (Howgego).

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        La Libreria di...Signor Leopardo Martinengo Patrizio Veneziano...cogli Uomini illustri della Chiarissima Famiglia Martinengo

      [Compiled by Baldassare Camillo Zamboni]. Finely engraved arms serving as a vignette at head of dedication. 6 p.l., 138 pp., one blank leaf. Large 4to, orig. semi-stiff boards, entirely uncut. Brescia: P. Vescovi, 1778. The rare catalogue of the library of the distinguished Martinengo family of Brescia and Venice. The family counted as members scholars, soldiers, and political figures including Titus Prosper, who edited the works of Saint Jerome for the Aldine Press. This catalogue describes the numerous works published by members of the Martinengo family over the centuries as well as other books preserved in the family library. There is also an account of the unpublished works by various members of the family which are retained in the library. Very fine and fresh copy in original state. Errata slip pasted in on final blank leaf. Book label of William Semprini. ❧ Ottino & Fumagalli 4145. .

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        Delineatio Episcopatus Osnabrugensis olim iam ex conatibus Mascopii a Giga et Meuschenio postea emendatis in Tabulis exhibita geographicis; Anno vero 1774 a Perill. L. B. de Busche et de Benoit ex dimensionibus suis descripta, et novissime 1776 opera et studio Christiani Ludolphi Reinhold Phil. Doct. Aa. ll. Mag. nec non Mathem. in Gymnasio Osnabrug accuratissime emendata et recusa

      Grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Christian Ludolph Reinhold 1778. 59.5x48.5 cm. - Israel / Borchers 19c - Prinz, Osnabrück S. 300ff. - Buchholz S. 76ff. - Dekoratives Blatt mit reichem Beiwerk: unter der Karte schmale Gesamtansicht der Stadt vom Westerberg, unten links eingesetzt eine Sonderkarte des Amtes Reckenberg (18 : 16 cm), darüber Darstellung des Osnabrücker Schlosses und Porträt-Medaillon des Fürstbischofs Friedrich von York. Im Kartenbild eine Textkartusche mit Anmerkungen und eine Legende, die Städte und Weichbilder zeigt, Stifte und Klöster, Kirchdörfer und Bauernschaften nach Konfessionen getrennt aufführt, Adelige Häuser und Güter, Höfe, Warten, Molen, Wind- und Wassermühlen, Heerstraßen und Dämme darstellt.Christian Ludolph Reinhold schuf diese Karte nach der Vorlage der 1774 von von dem Bussche und Benoit herausgegebenen Militärkarte, die er überarbeitete, verbesserte und in völlig neuer Aufmachung herausbrachte. Schönes Exemplar in gutem Erhalt, lediglich an 2 Stellen ist der Rand von hinten verstärkt.

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        Mineralogische Geographie der Chursächsischen Lande.

      Mit Kupfern. Leipzig, S. L. Crusius, 1778. 4:o. Grav. front,III-XLIV,I-XVI,432,(2) s. & 1 utvikbar handkolorerad grav. karta & 6 utvikbara grav. plr. Med en grav. titelvinjett. Samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, beige titeletikett av glättad papp och röda snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt. Ren inlaga med endast några smärre hål i yttermarginalen på s. 259 och 275. Ett trevligt ex. från Biby.. Illustrationerna föreställer en petrografisk karta över kurfurstendömet Sachsen och dess inkorporerade länder samt avbildningar av gruvinteriörer och större stenblock. Johann Friedrich Willhelm von Charpentier (1738-1805) var geolog och professor vid bergsakademien i Freiburg

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        L'Histoire de l'Amérique. traduite de l'Anglois

      Paris: Panckouke, 1778. 2 volumes, 4to (253 x 190 mm). [2] leaves, xx, 540; [1] leaf, 553, [2] pp. 4 folding engraved maps: of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, South America, Mexico, and present-day Panama, Colombia and Ecuador, all by Benard, and one fold-out engraved plate; woodcut head- and tail-pieces (A few quires darkened, occasional light spotting especially in vol. 2, otherwise a fine copy). Contemporary French cats-paw calf, spines gilt, red morocco gilt lettering-pieces, edges red-stained (joints and heads of spines worn). Provenance: armorial bookplate in vol. 2 of Madame du Bu de Longchamp (lost from vol. 1); from the library of Dr. Horacio Zorraquin Becu (1908-88), collector of South American travel literature. First edition of this French translation of Robertson's important history of the European conquest of the Americas. Robertson, historiographer to the Scottish Crown and principal of the University of Edinburgh, was one of the first to apply scientific exactitude to the study of archival sources on the Americas. First published in 1777, his History received universal praise for the meticulousness and thoroughness of his scholarship and the highly readable lucidity of his prose. The work furthermore holds a special place in historiography: Robertson's innovative application of generalizing principles to his descriptions of aboriginal societies has earned him recognition as "one of the earliest cultural anthropologists" (E. A. Hoebel, "William Robertson: an 18th Century Anthropologist-Historian," American Anthropologist, 62:648-655, 1960). The book's publication at the time of the American Revolution stimulated readers' interest, and numerous translations into the major European languages appeared in quick succession (a different French translation was published in 1777, in duodecimo format). Like all the early editions this one contains only books I-VIII; two more books, on the British colonies in North America, were published posthumously, in 1796. An extensive bibliography of printed and manuscript sources used for the work appears at the end of the second volume. AN ATTRACTIVE COPY. Sabin 71991. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries dot com .

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        Boston its Environs and Harbour, with the Rebel Works Raised Against that Town in 1775, from the Observations of Lieut. Page of His Majesty's Corps of Engineers, with Additions from Sundry American Plans

      [London]: Published by William Faden, 1778 [but actually ca. 1835]. Engraved map on two sheets, measuring 21¼ x 29 inches and 23¼ x 13 inches. Total size of the map area measures 17½ x 34 inches. Some slight strengthening of the platemark. An early 19th-century printing of William Faden's important and detailed map of Boston and Boston harbor in the early days of the American Revolution. The map was drawn by the British Lieutenant Thomas Hyde Page, who was severely wounded at Bunker Hill, and draws on the surveys of Captain John Montresor. It is an expanded version of Faden's "A Plan of the Town of Boston...in 1775," which was originally published in 1777. The present map contains the same plan of Boston, but shows the larger area around the city, giving a clear idea of the placement of the rebellious American forces around Roxbury, Cambridge, and Dorchester. "Rebel lines" are shown between Roxbury and Dorchester Neck, with a note of "work begun" on Dorchester Hill. The present map also extends quite far eastward, showing the islands of Boston Harbor all the way to The Brewsters. This map was originally printed by William Faden in 1777 on a slightly smaller scale, and was then reprinted by Faden in 1778 at its current size (see Nebenzahl). Faden was the leading British map publisher of his time. Nebenzahl, Battle Plans of the American Revolution 21 (note)

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        William Gaston 1778-1844, anthropodermic bibliopegy

      William Gaston 1778-1844 (1926) By Henry G. Connor. This Book Is Not Supposed To Exist According To All Historical Accounts. This Full Hard Bound Copy With Litho Of William Gaston At The Start Is The Only Known Copy In Existence. Provenance: The William Gaston Collection. Connor A Known White Supremacist Was Not Keen Of Doing The Gaston Biography And That Is The Reason It Was Never Published. Gaston Was An Ardent Abolitionist. The Story Goes That The Gaston Family Had Some Damaging Information On Connor And That It Would Not Become Public As Long As Connor Agreed To Publish The Biography. This Copy Is Finely Bound And Printed On High Grade Light Grey Rag, The Pages Are Doublets. It Was Custom Bound By Connor For The Gaston Family But In The End He Still Refused To Copyright And Put Out For General Publication. See Historical Account Below. Apparently his unnoticed payback to the Gastons is that this volume is an example of anthropodermic bibliopegy, more specifically of someone with brown skin. Connor Was Always Conscious Of His Lack Of Formal Education, Which He Felt Rendered Him Unfit For Service As A University Trustee Or Professor, But In Reality His Devotion To His Work, Thorough Study, And Wide Reading Gave Him A Superior Education That Brought Him Respect As A Scholar Of Law And Of History. He Was Awarded The Ll.D. Degree By The University Of North Carolina In 1908. He Wrote A Number Of Articles On Lawyers And Legal History And A Biography Of John Archibald Campbell Published In 1902. He Planned A Biography Of William Gaston, For Which He Undertook Extensive Investigation, But He Completed Only Articles. He Refused A Professorship Of Law At The University Of North Carolina In 1899 And Again In 1922, When The Trustees Created The Thomas Ruffin Professorship Of Law Especially For Him. He Lectured In The Law School In The Summer Of 1923 And Was In Chapel Hill For The Same Purpose In 1924 When He Became Ill. He Died In Wilson And Was Buried There In Maplewood Cemetery. (Photos available later today

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

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

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        Ritualgesetze der Juden, betreffend Erbschaften, Vormundschaftssachen, Testamente und Ehesachen, in so weit sie das Mein und Dein angehen.

      Entworfen von dem Verfasser der philosophischen Schriften, auf Veranlassung und unter Aufsicht R. Hirschel Lewin, Oberrabiners zu Berlin. Berlin, C. F. Voss, 1778. 8:o. (12),XXII,267,(1 blank,1) s. Häftad i samtida gråpappersomslag. Ryggen defekt. Enstaka lagerfläckar. Från Biby.. Första upplagan av denna till det tyska rättsväsendet riktade skrift

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