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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 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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      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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        New Discoveries Concerning the World and its Inhabitants

      London,: J. Johnson,, 1778.. Octavo, with two folding plates and two folding maps; old quarter pebblegrain cloth and marbled boards, spine and edges rubbed but a very good copy. First edition of this early compendium of information about Australia, New Zealand and the South Seas. The accounts of Cook's first two voyages are assembled from a variety of sources, including Hawkesworth, Parkinson, Forster and Cook himself. This gives a good overall picture of the voyages, while the material on the second voyage in particular, published during Cook's absence on the third voyage and before any news of his death, is of a good early date.The various discoveries in the South Seas, and especially those of Cook, are put into a context of particular significance for Australia, by comparison with the voyages of Mendana, Quiros, Tasman, Le Maire, Schouten, Dampier, Roggeveen and others. One of the engravings bears more than a passing resemblance to the celebrated Dufour panorama, the printed French wallpaper which illustrates Cook's and others' discoveries; in the plate here, a marvellous composite of people, places and animals discovered in the South Seas, we see a "Kangaroo" and a "Woman of New Holland", as well as "A Canoe of O-Taheitee" which, defying climate, is separated from Endeavour only by 'A Floating Ice-Island, numbers of which were seen towards the Southern Frigid Zone'. The Tahitian Chief Mourner enters at right.Beddie, 9, 1220, 1297; Hill, 1219; Kroepelien, 893.

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        The Complete Fisherman; or, Universal Angler. Containing Full Directions for Taking all Kinds of River Fish - Second Edition

      Fielding and Walker nd {1778?}. later edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Second Edition (stated on title), nd but 1778 {?} same as the first, 12mo. 17x10.5cms, 2 blanks, engraved frontispiece dated 1 April, 1778), title, xii, pp92 paginated, 4 pages of advertisements at end, 2 blanks, ownership inscription of E.Oatridge (1860), bookplate of John Wayland Leslie, contemporary calf, rebacked [Westwood & Satchell, p.94], 8vo, Fielding and Walker, [c.1778]. Scarce.

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

      Venezia: 1778 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L´histoire de l´Amérique

      1778. Paris. Panckoucke, Hotel de Thou. Two volumes in 4to (254 mm x 196 mm). 1 [blank] + 2 ff + xx + 540 + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 2 ff + 553[5] + 1 [blank] + 4 folding maps & 1 folding plate.  Contemporary French calf, spines flat, roll tooling in gilt forming compartments, two red morocco labels lettered in gilt, centerpieces in each compartment, boards stamped in blind, hinges starting, worn with a few pieces missing. Browning as often, uniform to some folios, foxing, maps folded and frayed, some with short tears, generally fine. First edition of the second translation from the original English. Classic history of the New World, first published in the first French translation in 1778. Illustrated with 4 folding maps of the Caribbean, North America ?mainly focused on the West Coast and with a striking view of California-, South America and a partial view of the Pacific Coast of South America, all prepared by Thomas Kitchin, and 1 folding plate with Mexican figures. The work was first published in English in 1777 and had an immediate success, being translated into several languages, including French, Italian and German. Dealing mostly with Spanish activities in South America, Robertson writes extensively on the ill treatment and cruelty of the Spanish towards the natives; his work, along with Raynal´s, are epoch-making Americana, having been contested by the writings of Nuix Perpiña. Borba de Moraes, p. 740. Sabin, 71991.

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

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

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        Altro Candelabro antico de' due posseduti dal Sig.r Tommaso Jenkins Pittore Inglese

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi ..." 1778. 68x43.5 cm. H. - Wilton-Ely 935 - Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte. Darstellung eines der beiden Kandelaber der Sammlung Jenkins, heute im Vatikan. Ansicht des Kandelabers mit Sockel. Blatt mit Widmung an Kardinal Giambattista Rezzonico. Besonders dekoratives Blatt.

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        Lettre a Mylord Comte de Bute, sur les mours des Morlaques, appeles Montenegrins

      Bern, Societe Typographique 1778.. Mit 1 Holzstich-Titelvignette und 3 Kupfertafeln. Tit., 85 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Nicht bei Graesse und Gamba - Fortis war ein italienischer Geistlicher, Naturphilosoph und Universalgelehrter. Auf seinen seit 1765 unternommenen Forschungsreisen besuchte er Venetien, Istrien und Dalmatien sowie auch Mittel- und Süditalien. Fortis interessierte sich dabei für geologische Phänomene, archäologische Artefakte ebenso wie für Trachten und Volkslieder der Einheimischen. Auf S. 78 bis 85 mit Beschreibung und Übersetzung eines albanischen Volksliedes. Die 3 Kupfertafeln gestochen von J. Wecher, zeigen Trachten. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen.

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        Elevation and Plans of the Gateway and Porter's Lodge of Ashburnham House in Dover Street

      London: 1778. Copper engraving. Engraved by Robert Blyth. In excellent condition. 17 1/4 x 23 inches. 19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. An elegant engraving of the gateway and porters lodge at Ashburnham House on Dover Street in London. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi.

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        Noticia del Establecimiento y Poblacion de las Colonias Inglesas en la America Septentrional: religion, orden de gobierno, leyes y costumbres de sus naturales y habitantes; calidades de su clima, terreno, frutos, plantas y animales; y estado de su industria, artes, comercio y navegacion

      Madrid: En la Oficina de Antonio Fernandez, 1778. First edition. Later vellum, spine lettered in manuscript. A very good copy, front board slightly bowed, small split to vellum on rear board at lower joint, minor soiling, else a bright, sharp copy. 8vo. Written just a year before Spain joined the fight against England, an interesting history, and the longest Spanish work to that date, describing the English colonies in America.Quite thorough with seventeen chapters covering the origin and establishment of the English Colonies in America; detailed accounts of Virginia, Maryland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Carolina, Georgia; Colonies acquired from other European countries by Treaty; Canada, Florida; Observations concerning the colonies; Customs and Religion of the Indians; particular plants in English America, as well as information on the industry, commerce and navigation. Despite the date of its publication, and the preface in which Alvarez notes that all eyes are on these "Anglo-Americans," he provides little concrete detail on the revolution itself. Provenance: From the library of Alberto Parreño, with his bookplate on front paste down. Palau 9252. Sabin 975. Howes A192 ("aa"). Medina BHA: V, 4832. Clark I, 187.

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      London: Fielding and Walker, 1778.. Two volumes. iv,596; 629,[1]pp., plus forty- six (of fifty-one) maps and plates (some folding). Quarto. Three-quarter calf and marbled boards, rebacked in calf in contemporary style. Some scattered foxing and offsetting from plates. Last leaf of first volume torn and repaired. Still, a good copy. A comprehensive history of America for the time, issued in the midst of the American Revolution, covering the period from the conquest through the settlement and division of America. It is likely that the book was inspired by the war, and the second half of the second volume is devoted to events from the French and Indian War up to the American treaty with France in February 1778. Illustrated with a profusion of nicely engraved maps, plans, portraits, and plates depicting South American Indians, scenes of European conquest, Florida Indians, Esquimaux, seaport views, and the like. While some of the views seem to have been cribbed from the usual sources such as De Bry's GRAND VOYAGES, many seem unique to this work. The early maps are after Bellin, the later ones after Jefferys. SABIN 74383. HOWES R539. BELL R432. SERVIES 549. ESTC T114880.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books

      Oxford: for William Strahan, Thomas Cadell, and Daniel Prince, at the Clarendon Press,, 1778. The Eighth Edition. 4 volumes, quarto (213 × 132 mm). Contemporary tan calf, spines gilt in compartments, red and brown morocco labels, red speckled edges. Portrait frontispiece to volume I. Contemporary personal library ticket to each front pastedown, early-20th century bookplate to volume I, circular shelf number tickets removed from heads of spines. An excellent, fresh set in uncommonly nice condition. A beautiful, fresh set of the eighth edition in contemporary binding. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history … Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation... He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful" (PMM). First published 1765.

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        Neptune Occidental. A Compleat Pilot for the West-Indies, including the British Channel, Bay of Biscay, and all the Atlantic Islands

      London: printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1778[-1781]. Folio. (21 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches). Letterpress title with integral list of twenty-five maps. 25 engraved maps on 28 sheets (1 folding map on 3 joined sheets, 1 folding map on 2 joined sheets, 21 double-page maps, 2 single-page maps), mounted on guards throughout. Expertly bound to style in half 18th-century diced russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards. A rare early edition of the West Indies Pilot. Thomas Jefferys was one of the leading English cartographers of the 18th century. From about 1750, he published a series of maps of the Americas, that were among the most significant produced in the period. As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and after 1761, Geographer to the King, Jefferys was well-placed to have access to the best surveys conducted in America, and many of his maps held the status of "official work". Jefferys died on 20th November 1771. In 1775, Sayer and Bennett published the late Thomas Jefferys famed West Indian Atlas, which contained both maps and sea charts of the region. Concurrently, as evidenced by their catalogue of 1775, Sayer & Bennett issued a West India Pilot, which contained only the sea charts and was intended specifically for navigation. The first issue of the Pilot contains charts dated 1775 or earlier; subsequent issues included a new title: Neptune Occidental. A Compleat Pilot for the West-Indies . The present third issue contains an updated chart of the Bay of Biscay (dated February 1777, as in the second issue), and includes for the first time an updated chart of the English Channel (dated May 1781). With the exceptions noted above, all the charts are dated 20 February 1775. The 25 engraved charts were designed to give the information necessary to a navigator wishing to sail from England to the West Indies. The core of the Pilot, and its most impressive aspect, is the chart made up of 16 double- page sheets of the whole of the Caribbean, together with a double-page index map. Preceding these charts is a very fine three-sheet map of the English Channel, on the following six charts the atlas then follows a course through the Bay of Biscay, across the Atlantic (via the Azores, the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands and Bermuda) to the Caribbean. In the middle of the Caribbean section is a single page map of The Turk's Islands, and the atlas finishes with three charts of the northern coast of South America. Five of the charts feature what is now mainland United States: number 8 ... A Compleat Chart of the West Indies (1775); number 9 The Western Coast of Louisiana and the Coast of New Leon (1775); number 10 The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana (1775); number 11 The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida ... with the Bahama Islands (1775); number 14 The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks and the Martyrs (1775). Various issues of the Pilot, some with significant cartographic changes, were issued by Sayer and Bennett and subsequently by Laurie and Whittle into the 19th century. All copies are rare, but particularly the early issues. Indeed, Sabin cites only editions after 1788, apparently unaware of the present or earlier issues and no copies of any 18th century edition appear in the modern auction records. Cf. David Gestetner "Thomas Jefferys: West-India Atlas, 1775" in Map Forum, issue 7, pp.40-48 & issue 8, pp.30-35; cf. Sabin 35956; cf. Phillips III, 3945.

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        Miscellaneous Works of the late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1778.. First edition of the memoirs, publications, and letters of one of Britain’s great statesmen. Quarto, 2 volumes. Handsomely rebacked, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition. Contains the eight engraved portraits of Chesterfield. This edition contains an historical sketch of Lord Chesterfield and his times by Matthew Maty, the Librarian of the British Museum. A nice presentation.

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        Their Royal Highnesses

      London: Published by John Boydell, Cheapside, Sept. 29, 1778. Mezzotint. Scratch lettered impression. State i/ii with inscription in open and scratched letters. In good condition apart from three small tears in the bottom margin. Image size: 18 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches. 19 7/8 x 22 7/8 inches. 20 7/8 x 23 7/8 inches. A stunning portrait of the Children of George III, by the master engraver Valentine Green. In the history of engraving, no printmaker has achieved such depth and precision as Valentine Green. He is considered the father of the English mezzotint because through his example we can see the pinnacle of mezzotint engraving. During his career, Green produced some of the most beautiful and sought after 18th century mezzotints. At an early age Green apprenticed himself to Robert Hancock of Worcester, where he produced his first published work 'A Survey of the City of Worcester'. In 1765 Green moved to London where his excellent scraping soon earned him a much celebrated reputation. He soon became mezzotint engraver to George III, and a member of the Royal Academy. Throughout his industrious career Green, scratched over 400 plates working from portraits by Benjamin West and Sir Joshua Reynolds. This group portrait of some of George III's younger children (as of 1778) was one of several mezzotints Green made after paintings by Benjamin West and in his capacity as Engraver to the King. The composition is an appealing and economical group of six children, with one boy, presumably William (George and Frederick were portrayed in another print) , is playing with their little dog while his brother and sisters watch. There is a nice mix of childishness and decorum in the implied motion and stillness. Whitman, Valentine Green 70,i/ii; Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 50, i/ii; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States i/ii

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        Voyage dans l'HÈmisphere Austral, et autour du Monde

      Paris,: HÙtel de Thou [and Barrois aânÈ], 1778.. Six volumes, octavo, with a quarto atlas volume containing 66 engraved maps, portraits, and plates, mostly folding; in fine condition in contemporary mottled French calf, the atlas in quarter calf and marbled boards, spines ornately gilt in compartments. A handsome set of the first French appearance of the official account of Cook's great second voyage, originally written and prepared for publication by Cook himself. For this French version, translated by Suard, the narrative account by Forster has been incorporated throughout (where such sections occur they are identified as the alternative account by being in quotation marks). Although the publisher of the work was given as "HÙtel de Thou" in all the volumes, in this copy the first volume has an original cancel imprint pasted at the foot of the title-page of the bookseller "Barrois, aânÈ". This is one of two editions published in the same year: the other, also with the imprint of "HÙtel de Thou", appeared as five volumes.Beddie, 1224; Rosove, p.90, n3.

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        The Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian Odes of Pindar, translated into English verse; with critical and explanatory remarks: to which are prefix'd Observations on his life and writings; Conjectures on the aera wherein the Grecian games concluded; and an Ode to the genius of Pindar

      James Dodsley, London, 1778. Leather Bound. Very Good. London: James Dodsley. 1778. Illustration/Title Page [i-xlv] Advertisement/Second Pythian Ode (1-446) A leaf paginated 444*-445* has been inserted after page 444. 4to. Quarter bound in contemporary dark brown leather. Marbled boards. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt embossed lettering on spine. tight binding and solid boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Detailed copper plate engraved illustration adjacent to title page depicting Jupiter (or Seraphis) within a crescent shape above an emblem containing the image of Pegasus. Text block is good, and text is clear and legible throughout. Moderate shelf wear. Slight rubbing to spine. Bumping to corners. Minor scuffing to edges. Rubbing to boards. Minimal dampstaining on endpapers.<br><br>Pindar was an Ancient Greek lyric poet whos works have been best preserved of the canonical nine lyric poets of Ancient Greece. Pindar is the first Greek poet whose works reflect extensively on the nature of poetry and on the poets role. Like other poets of the Archaic Age, he reveals a deep sense of the vicissitudes of life and yet, unlike them, he also articulates a passionate faith in what men can achieve by the grace of the gods. This volume, translated by E.B. Greene was one of the first English translations of a large volume of his work. An additional ode is presented on pages 444*-445* in Italian, with an explanation in English. Also includes an English translation: "Lamentation of Danae? over her son Perseus" of a poem by Simonides. A beautiful and rare volume, this original collection of poetry is in excellent and readable condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this volume.

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        Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great. Containing the history of the life and reign of that monarch, ... Translated from the French. To which is added, the tryal of Ravaillac for the murder of Henry the Great [complete in 6 volumes]

      London : printed for J. Rivington and Sons, J. Dodsley, S. Crowder, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, and T. Evans, 1778. 5th Edition. Physical description: 6v., plates : fronts., ports. ; 17cm. Subjects: Sully, Maximilien de Béthune, duc de, 1559-1641 -- Biography -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN21986. Notes: Lacks folding map. A very free adaptation by Pierre Mathurin de L&#39;Ecluse des Loges. The translator&#39;s dedication signed: Charlotte Lennox. The dedication is signed by the translator: Charlotte Lennox, but it is said to have been in fact written by Samuel Johnson. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with red and black Morocco gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Generalized wear to some of the boards. Scattered foxing. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Provenance: From the library of Thomas Burne with his bookplate to vols. 2, 3, 6 and 6.

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        Hell Gate/ Oyster Bay and Huntington/ Huntington Bay

      London, 1778. No Binding. Near Fine. 30 ¾ x 21 ¼ inches. Original wash color; light staining in fold, else excellent condition. Rare, finely engraved work from one of the greatest maritime atlases ever produced, The Atlantic Neptune. Made for the use of the British navy during the American Revolution, the chart, in the large inset, shows hazardous water passage from Manhattan to Long Island Sound, known as Hellgate, and includes all of Roosevelt Island. The large, primary chart focuses on Locust Valley, Oyster Bay, Lloyd's Neck, and parts of Great Neck, Eaton's Neck and Cow Harbor. The chart appeared in the Atlantic Neptune, a marine atlas that contained the first generally accurate charts of the eastern seaboard of North America. As many of its charts were made on a very large scale, DesBarres' works possess a majestic beauty quite unlike any others in the history of cartography.

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        Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or The British Conchology; Containing the Descriptions and Other Particulars of Natural History of the Shells of Great Britain and Ireland: Illustrated with Figures in English and French

      Millan, B. White, London, 1778. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Attractively rebound in 1/4 calf in period style over marbled boards, 17 uncolored plates. Scattered foxing and browning, heavier to title, pencil notes in the margins scattered throughout, a few plates neatly labeled in pencil, old signature to title, a few minor paper flaws including a short tear to one text page margin. Generally clean and attractive otherwise and a nicely rebound copy by the botanist, naturalist and one of the first Jewish fellows of the Royal Society. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042635. .

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        Cyclopaedia or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Four Volume Set

      London: Straham, Rivington et al. Worn condition. Content mostly good but some loose or damaged pages and plates. 1778. Reprint. Original leather bindings. [10000pp.] :: Numerous full page b/w plates :: 420mm x 270mm (17" x 11") :: Containing an Explanation of the Terms and an Account of the Several Subjects in the Liberal and Mechanical Arts and the Sciences Human and Divine. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.. Published: 1778-83 .

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      Paris: de l&#39;Imprimerie Royale, 1778.. 23pp. Various paginations for the remainder of the volume. Thick quarto. Contemporary mottled French calf, spine heavily gilt, gilt leather label. Minor wear to binding. Very minor scattered soiling or foxing. Near fine. The official French printing of the first French-American treaty, the first treaty between the United States and any other country, and a decisive moment in the American Revolution. Having struggled to find allies in their fight against England, the fledgling United States achieved recognition from France when news of Burgoyne&#39;s defeat reached Paris. In February 1778 the American commissioners, Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and Silas Deane, negotiated both the treaty of amity and commerce, published herein, and a treaty of military alliance. Because France wished to consult with its ally, Spain, the alliance treaty was not immediately published in France, and probably first appeared in print in Philadelphia; the amity and commerce treaty was published immediately, however, first appearing in this Paris edition. France and the United States grant each other most-favored-nation trade status and agree to protect each others&#39; commercial vessels. Both parties also agree to abstain from fishing in each others&#39; waters, with the United States especially agreeing to refrain from fishing on the banks of Newfoundland. Howes records two Paris editions of 1778: this official twenty-three-page printing, and another of eight pages. This important treaty is contained in a sammelband with more than two hundred other acts for 1778, touching on law and justice, currency, the press and publishing, religion, provinces, royal and princely estate, hospitals and support, salt, traffic, grain, wine trade, maintenance of roads, ports, etc. Some parts concern the navy, France&#39;s colonies, and relations with the United States. These were issued individually, but are bound here with a volume titlepage, as well as an analytic index and an index by date. A veritable treasure trove of French laws and acts, in a handsome contemporary binding. BRUNET I:12. MALLOY, p.468. SABIN 96565. HOWES T328. ECHEVERRIA & WILKIE 778/36. STREETER SALE 791.

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      London: Published according to Act of Parliament by T. Hutchins, 1778.. Folding map, 36 1/4 x 44 inches, on four joined sheets, with bright period outline wash color. A little browning at joints. Library stamp of "Depot de la Marine" at lower right. Docketed on verso: "N° 128. de la boite / n° 29." / "Virginie, Pennsylvanie / &c. / Par Thos. Hutchins. / 1778. (En Anglais.)." Overall a fine copy. Accompanied by the text of Hutchins&#39; work (see description below). A remarkable work of American cartography, being both the first true general map of the American Midwest and the first meaningful large-scale depiction of the trans- Appalachian Country. This great map extends from western New York in the northeast, Cape Fear in the southeast, the Wisconsin River in the northwest, to the Arkansas River in the southwest. Thomas Hutchins was a seminal figure in the surveying and mapping of the United States. He began his career as a topographical engineer for the British Army during the French and Indian War. From 1758 to 1777 he served in the newly acquired Ohio Valley, designing the fortifications at Fort Pitt in 1763. In the following year he accompanied Bouquet on his expedition against the western Indians. The result was his map of the country on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, published in London in 1766. Hutchins was a member of the exploring party sent down the Ohio Valley in 1766 to investigate the territory recently acquired from France, and on this occasion he conducted "the first accurate map, or more properly, hydrographic survey [of the Ohio River]" (Brown). Hutchins was stationed at Fort Chartres on the Illinois bank of the Mississippi from 1768 to 1770. He subsequently went to England, where he compiled this great map from his exhaustive personal surveys, and information gathered from many sources. The depiction of the Ohio immediately below Fort Pitt, for example, seems to be based on a manuscript by John Montresor. Brown notes that its publication in 1778 represented "the culmination of a long career as an engineer and mapmaker in the wilderness of North America." Hutchins returned to America in 1781 and was appointed "Geographer to the United States" by Congress. In 1783 he was a member of the commission that surveyed the Mason-Dixon Line, and in 1785 was appointed by Congress to the commission that surveyed the New York- Massachusetts boundary. Under the Ordinance of 1785 he was placed in charge of the surveying of the public lands in the Northwest Territory. He died in 1789, shortly after completing the survey of the "Seven Ranges" in Ohio. Hutchins is frequently credited with establishing the excellent system under which all of the public lands of the United States were subsequently surveyed and divided into townships, ranges, and sections. His 1778 map was the foundation document for the mapping of the Ohio Valley in the late 18th century. The depiction of the trans- Appalachian region on Thomas Jefferson&#39;s famous map in his NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA (1787), for example, was taken directly from Hutchins. The map shows the western claims of Virginia and North Carolina based upon their 17th-century royal charters. It is filled with exhaustive data throughout, with a fascinating series of notes or "legends" interspersed among the geographical details. "Illinois Country" is shown between the Illinois and Wabash rivers. Among its other important details, Hutchins&#39; map is one of the only printed maps of the period to show the proposed new colony of Vandalia (here "Indiana"), which was projected to occupy a large portion of the present state of West Virginia. This copy of the map is accompanied by Hutchins&#39; text: A TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF VIRGINIA, PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND, AND NORTH CAROLINA, COMPREHENDING THE RIVERS OHIO, KENHAWA, SIOTO, CHEROKEE, WABASH, ILLINOIS, MISSISSIPPI, &c.... London. 1778. [2],ii,67pp. plus two folding maps and folding table. Bound in half calf and marbled paper boards. Ex-lib. with perforated stamp on titlepage and a few other minor library marks. The text is here in the first edition, second state, with errors corrected on the titlepage and in the text, and no errata leaf. Of the text Streeter writes: "Hutchins&#39; work is one of the most valuable sources on the West during the British period. It is of particular interest for the Illinois country. The appended journal by Captain Kennedy describes his voyage up the Illinois River to its headwaters during July and August of 1773." Hutchins was the most accomplished geographer in America at the time, and his exact description of the regions west of the Alleghenies was the best available at the time of the Revolution. "[B]y far the best map of the west printed to that time" - Streeter. "The best [colonial] map of the region south of the Great Lakes" - Cumming. A vital American map, and exceptionally rare. Map: STREETER SALE 1300. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.983. CUMMING, BRITISH MAPS OF COLONIAL AMERICA, p.36. BROWN, EARLY MAPS OF THE OHIO VALLEY, plate 51. SIEBERT SALE 289. Text: VAIL 655. FIELD 744. STREETER SALE 1299. SABIN 34054. HOWES H846, "d." GRAFF 2029. THOMSON 625. CLARK I:258.

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

      London: 1778. Octavo, signed in fours. (8 x 4 3/4 inches). 2 engraved folding engraved plans, 1 folding engraved table. (Paper losses to margins of title and first two leaves filled, library blindstamp to title, 2 plans and 1 table, ink-stamped number to verso of title and foot of p.48). 19th- century black half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in five compartments with semi-raised bands, the bands flanked by fillets in gilt and blind, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, dated in the fourth, marbled endpapers. First edition, second state, of one of the most important early geographical descriptions of the West: this copy with an interesting provenance. Thomas Hutchins was a seminal figure in the surveying and mapping of the United States. He began his career as a topographical engineer for the British Army during the French and Indian War. From 1758 to 1777 he served in the newly acquired Ohio Valley. He designed the fortifications at Fort Pitt in 1763. In the following year, he accompanied Bouquet on his expedition against the western Indians. The result was his "Map of the country on the Ohio and Muskingum rivers," published in Philadelphia in 1765. Hutchins was a member of the exploring party sent down the Ohio Valley in 1766 to investigate the territory recently acquired from France, and on this occasion conducted "the first accurate map, or more properly, hydrographic survey" of the Ohio River (Brown). Hutchins was stationed at Fort Chartres on the Illinois bank of the Mississippi from 1768 to 1770. Hutchins subsequently went to England, where he compiled his great map A New Map of the Western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; from his exhaustive personal surveys, and information gathered from many sources. The depiction of the Ohio immediately below Fort Pitt, for example, seems to be based on a manuscript by John Montresor. Brown notes that its publication in 1778 represented "the culmination of a long career as an engineer and mapmaker in the wilderness of North America." The present text, issued to accompany the map, is important for its descriptions of the areas, as well as for including details of whose work Hutchins consulted. The text also includes a valuable engraved &#39;Table of Distances, between Fort Pitt, and the Mouth of the River Ohio&#39; and two other rare early maps: &#39;A Plan of the Rapids, in the River Ohio&#39; and &#39;A Plan of the several Villages in the Illinois Country, with Part of the River Mississippi&#39;. Hutchins returned to America in 1781, and was appointed by Congress "Geographer to the United States." In 1783, he was a member of the commission that surveyed the Mason-Dixon Line, and in 1785, was appointed by Congress to the commission that surveyed the New York- Massachusetts boundary. Under the Ordinance of 1785, he was placed in charge of the surveying of the public lands in the Northwest Territory. He died in 1789, shortly after completing the survey of the "Seven Ranges" in Ohio. Hutchins is frequently credited with establishing the excellent system under which all of the public lands of the United States were subsequently surveyed and divided into townships, ranges and sections. This copy from the library of Daniel Rodney, Governor of the State of Delaware (1814-1817), member of Congress (1822-1823), and Senator (1826- 1827). His signature appears on the title page, and the folding table includes a 4-line manuscript description, dated 1802, of the the boundaries of the State of Ohio as described in Section 2 of the 1802 &#39;Enabling Act for Ohio&#39;. Howes H846; Sabin 34054; Vail 655.

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        Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les Bas fonds, Passes, Entrees, Sondes et Routes... Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est d&#39;apres les Dessins de Navigateurs Experimentes, principal d&#39;apres A. Smith Pilote de St. Marys; Comparees avec les Nouvelles Levees de Virginie et Maryland

      Paris: George Louis Le Rouge, 1778. Copper-engraved map. 4 sheets intended to be joined. In this example, the sheets have been joined in pairs. 2 sheets 21 x 55 inches each. Marvelous Chesapeake Bay chart made during the American Revolution The first French edition of Chesapeake pilot Anthony Smith&#39;s highly detailed chart of Chesapeake Bay and the rivers that converge in it. As Pritchard points out, pilots were offering themselves for hire to visiting merchant ships from the 1640s onward, so hazardous are sand spits, currents and shoals. Given the critical need, it is surprising how few charts were made in the 18th century. In making his chart, Anthony Smith, of St, Mary&#39;s County in Maryland, took the most important cartographical works on the region: Walter Hoxton&#39;s 1735 chart and Fry and Jefferson&#39;s map of Virginia and added to this information many soundings in the mouths of Western shore rivers, making it the best chart of the Bay. As such, it was published by George Louis Le Rouge in the Pilote Americain Septentrionale in 1778, the year in which the French formally allied with the Americans. The LeRouge is undoubtedly based on the 2nd English edition of 1777. The first two editions of Smith&#39;s chart are virtually unobtainable, so the LeRouge edition (the third) in a large, wall map scale, represents an opportunity for collectors to see in detail the places where on sea and land the British endured their final defeat. Three years after it was issued, the French fleet, having driven off the British, blockaded the Bay and surrounded the Yorktown peninsula, which, in concert with Washington&#39;s siege, forced the British to surrender. Degrees of Latitude 48; Sellers & Van Ee, 1496

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      [New York: James Rivington], 1778.. Broadside, 19 x 15 inches. Printed in double- column format. Lower left corner torn, not affecting text. Woodcut of the Royal Arms trimmed away from the top margin. Tanned, a few old stains. Several chips at edges. Several tears and small holes in the text, affecting about a dozen words. A larger tear in the text repaired, with eight words supplied in manuscript. Several early manuscript notes on the recto and verso. Overall, in good condition. In a half morocco slipcase. This broadside represents the last attempt by the British government to conciliate the American colonies and effect a compromise form of government for them. It was issued in New York by the British Peace Commissioners, printed for them by the Tory press of James Rivington. After the British defeat at Saratoga in October 1777, the British government decided to propose peace to the former colonies. Their offer included repeal of all Parliamentary taxation, full amnesty, and an arrangement for home rule within the empire. Through this proposal, the British hoped to bring the wayward colonies back into the fold and avert the French-American alliance they knew was in negotiation. According to diplomatic historian Samuel Flagg Bemis, "the plan seems to have been the first concrete suggestion of the idea of dominion self- government." A peace commission headed by the Earl of Carlisle arrived in Philadelphia in the summer of 1778. Carlisle was accompanied by, among others, William Eden and the famed Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, Adam Ferguson. It soon fell into difficulties when one of the commissioners, George Johnstone, former governor of West Florida, attempted to bribe members of Congress, and the Americans refused to hear the proposals of the Commission. Carlisle removed to New York and replaced Johnstone with Sir Henry Clinton, but no headway was made. The proposals, which might well have been accepted before the Declaration of Independence, were too little too late. In fact, by late 1778 the only terms the Continental Congress was willing to entertain were a complete British evacuation, and American Independence. In a last attempt to gain support, Carlisle issued this broadside on October 3, 1778, appealing directly to the state Assemblies and the American people. The Americans, the text reads, "will do well to recollect, that the grievances, real or supposed, which led them into this rebellion, have been for ever removed, and that the just occasion is arrived for their returning to the class of peaceful citizens." Carlisle goes on to offer a full "pardon" to anyone who, before the date of this proclamation, had committed "treason" against the British Empire. He concludes by offering "to the colonies at large, or separately, a general or separate peace, with the revival of their antient government secured, against any future infringements, and protected for ever from taxation by Great-Britain." Carlisle gave the Americans forty days to accept the terms. They were rejected, and the Commission returned home, abandoning the last attempt at conciliation. This large and impressive broadside was printed by James Rivington, the Tory printer, almost certainly in October 1778. In 1775 anti-British mobs, resentful of Rivington&#39;s political allegiances, destroyed his press. Rivington re- opened his shop and remained in New York throughout the Revolution. NAIP and ESTC together locate a total of only eleven copies of this broadside. A very rare and most important Revolutionary broadside, being the last attempt by the British to forge peace in 1778. EVANS 15832. NAIP w020714. ESTC W20714 .

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      Londres [but actually Paris]. 1778.. Eight volumes, with frontispiece portrait in first volume. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt. Spines very chipped and worn, hinges cracked. Boards crudely repaired at some corners and edges. Bookplate of James Monroe in front of each volume. Some foxing and dampstaining, but generally clean internally. A good, solid set with an impeccable provenance. In two black half morocco boxes. James Monroe&#39;s copy of Sully&#39;s MÉMOIRES, which is, in fact, a very free adaptation by "M.L.D.L.D.L.", i.e. Pierre Mathurin de L&#146;Ecluse des Loges. Jefferson and Madison both considered this book required reading for American statesmen. It was included in the list of books that Madison prepared for Congress in 1783, and was "usually included in Jefferson&#39;s lists of recommended reading" - Sowerby. Jefferson owned a copy of this same edition, one of several 18th-century reprints of a work first published in 1638, recounting the nation-building of a great French statesman. Jefferson&#39;s copy, acquired in 1788, was present when his library was acquired by the Library of Congress in 1815. James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson, who was fifteen years Monroe&#39;s senior, enjoyed a lifelong friendship from the time that Monroe began his law studies with Jefferson in 1780. Both were Francophiles, and in that regard, Monroe may well have surpassed his mentor. A United States minister to France from 1794 to 1796, Monroe championed the French in defiance of his mandate to promote neutrality. No doubt he embraced French history and culture with a similar though less dangerous zeal. This set of books was quite likely one of many works that Monroe acquired during his years in France (1794-1797 and 1803). In fact, Monroe began acquiring French books as early as 1784 when Jefferson sold him twenty-five duplicate French titles; the list, preserved in the Jefferson Papers, does not, however, include a copy of Sully. According to the catalog of Monroe&#39;s library reconstructed in 1967 by Gordon W. Jones, French books comprised nearly one third of Monroe&#39;s library, which, according to Monroe&#39;s own estimate, approached nearly 3,000 volumes. Based on Monroe&#39;s own manuscript catalog, (the library sold at auction in 1849), and a small group of books retained by his descendants, Jones was able to identify a total of some 450 titles, many in multiple volumes - enough to suggest that Monroe&#39;s estimate was not exaggerated. Only a tiny portion of Monroe&#39;s extensive library has been preserved intact, and copies from the library rarely turn up on the market. As of 1967, the Monroe Memorial Library at Fredericksburg housed some twenty-eight titles in fifty volumes. These are known to have belonged to Monroe because they descended through the family; most, according to Jones, do not have Monroe&#39;s bookplate. Only two other books belonging to Monroe are located by Jones, both in the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. Doubtless other works are scattered throughout various other public and private collections, but the general lack of a bookplate makes these nearly impossible to identify. All of which makes this 18th-century edition of a classic French historical text, complete with Monroe&#39;s bookplate in all eight volumes, a welcome artifact that exemplifies Monroe&#39;s library and evokes Thomas Jefferson&#39;s early influence on James Monroe as a book collector, and recalls the future president&#39;s experience as a young diplomat in the service of an infant republic. Several books from Monroe&#39;s library have appeared recently at auction. His copy of Necker&#39;s DE L&#39;ADMINISTRATION DES FINANCES DE LA FRANCE, 1784, complete in three volumes with his bookplate, sold for $18,750 at Christie, Dec. 3, 2007, while a single volume of of a seven volume set of Linneaus, also with his bookplate, sold for $12,500 at Christie&#39;s on June 12, 2008. In the December, 2007 sale Jefferson&#39;s set of this same edition of Sully sold for $43,000. Gordon W. Jones, THE LIBRARY OF JAMES MONROE (Charlottesville, 1967), p.59, listing this copy of Sully as item 168 in Monroe&#39;s manuscript catalogue. SOWERBY, THE LIBRARY OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 199. ESTC T143312.

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

      Paris: Chez Le Rouge, 1778. Folio. (21 1/16 x 15 3/4 inches). Engraved frontispiece depicting William Penn meeting with the Indians after Benjamin West, engraved title incorporating table of contents and 17 engraved maps (9 double-page, 8 folding; 14 with period hand-colouring in outline). The maps numbered in contemporary manuscript. Expertly bound to style in 18th century russia over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine in seven compartments divided by gilt rules, brown morocco lettering piece in the second compartment. The principal French atlas of America published during the American Revolution. The atlas was issued soon after France&#39;s entry into the war of the American Revolution and it served French commanders in the land campaigns. Le Rouge used the best large-scale general survey maps that were available including the famous John Mitchell map of North America in eight sheets. Other cornerstone American multi-sheet maps here are: Mead&#39;s New England, Montresor&#39;s New York, Scull&#39;s Pennsylvania, Fry and Jefferson&#39;s Virginia, Mouzon&#39;s Carolinas, De Brahm&#39;s Georgia (with large scale insets of Sauthier&#39;s map of the Hudson River and Lake Champlain), and Jeffery&#39;s Louisiana and East and West Florida. Remarkably complete in its geographical coverage of the Thirteen Colonies, the Atlas Ameriquain drew upon the available British sources, as published by Jefferys, Faden, Sayer and Bennett, to which Le Rouge added his own work. It became the basic source for French strategic planning and pursuit of the war. The maps comprise: 1) L&#39;Amerique Suivant le R.P. Charlevoix jte. Mr. De La Condamine et plusiers autres nouvle. observations. 1777. Double-page. 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. With a Le Rouge overslip covering the imprint in the cartouche. 2) Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique. 1777. Double-page. 24 5/8 x 20 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 777.14; Sellers and Van Ee 154. 3) John Mitchell. Amerique Septentrionale avec les Routes, Distances en miles, Villages et Etablissements François et Anglos par le Docteur Mitchel .. Corrigee en 1776 par M. Hawkins. 1777. 8 sheets joined as 4. Approximately 59 x 79 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 777.15; Ristow, A La Carte, p. 112; Tooley p 124; Moreland & Bannister p. 171-2. 4) Jonathan Carver. Nouvelle Carte de la Province de Quebec ... par le Capitaine Carver et autres. 1777. Double-page. 20 x 26 3/4 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. 5) Thomas Jefferys. Nouvelle Ecosse ou Partie Orientale du Canada. Traduitte de l&#39;Anglois de la Carte de Jefferys publiée a Londres en May 1755. [1777]. Double-page. 20 x 24 1/4 inches. 6) Braddock Mead. A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire with the Colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island ... La Nouvelle Angleterre en 4 Feuilles. 1777. 4 sheets joined as 2. Approximately 38 1/2 x 40 1/4 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 755.19; Sellers & Van Ee 802; cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47. 7) Captain John Montresor. Province de New York en 4 feuilles par Montresor. 1777. 4 sheets joined as 2. Approximately 56 x 36 1/2 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 777.16; Sellers & van Ee 1068. 8) Claude Joseph Sauthier and Bernard Ratzer. Carte des Troubles de l&#39;Amerique levee par ordre de Chevalier Tryon Capitaine Generale et Gouverneur de la Province de New-York ensemble le Province de New-Jersey par Sauthier et Ratzer. 1778. Double-page. 28 1/4 x 21 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. McCorkle 778.18. 9) William Scull. A Map of Pennsylvania exhibiting not only the improved parts of that Province but also its extensive Frontiers ... La Pensilvanie en 3 Feuilles. [1778]. 3 sheets joined. 27 1/8 x 52 1/2 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. Sellers & van Ee 1297; Phillips, p. 675. 10) Joshua Fisher. Baye de la Delaware avec les Ports, Sondes, Dangers, Bancs &c. depuis les Cape jusqu&#39;a Philadelphie. 1777. Double-page. 19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches. Sellers and Van Ee 1357; Phillips, p.262. 11) Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson. Virginie, Maryland en 2 feuilles par Fry et Jefferson. 1777. 2 sheets joined. 27 x 39 1/2 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. Cf. Cumming Southeast in Early Maps 281; cf. Degrees of Latitude 30; Phillips, p.982 12) Henry Mouzon. An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers ... Caroline Septentrionale et Meridionale en 4 feuilles. 1777. 4 sheets joined as 2. Approximately 40 x 54 inches. Hand- coloured in outline. Sellers and Van Ee 1395; Phillips, p. 615; Cumming 450 13) William Gerard De Brahm. Caroline Meridionale et Partie de la Georgie. 1777. 4 sheets joined as 2. Approximately 52x41 inches. Hand- coloured in outline. With a large inset of the course of the Hudson River after Sauthier. Cf. Cumming 310; cf. Degrees of Latitude, 57; Phillips, p.820. 14) Nathaniel Pocock. Nouvelle Carte des Cotes des Caroline Septentrionales et Meridionales du Cap Fear a Sud Edisto Levees et Sondees par N. Pocock en 1770. 1777. Double-page. 16 5/8 x 22 inches. Sellers & Van Ee, 1398. 15) Thomas Jefferys. Carte de la Floride Occidentale et Louisiane ... La Peninsule et Golfe de la Floride ou Canal de Bahama avec les Iles de Bahama. 1777. 2 sheets joined. 19 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches. Hand- coloured in outline. 16) Le Rouge. La Martinique une des Antilles Françoises de l&#39;Amerique. 1753 [but 1777]. Double-page. 20 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. 17) Le Rouge. La Guadeloupe. 1753 [but 1777]. Double-page. 19 x 21 1/2 inches. Hand-coloured in outline. Phillips, A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 1212; Howes J81; Sabin 35954; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America, p. 202.

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        Dedicated Al Nobile Uomo il Sig. Giambattista Collicola Montioni Foriere Maggiore dei Sagri Palazzi Apostolici... [Large basalt vase with masks, Ely 945] [Pl. 60]

      Rome: Gio. Batti. Piranesi, [1778]. Engraving. Very good condition apart from a 1 7/8" tear in the far right side of the center fold. 23 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches. 31 3/8 x 23 1/4 inches. This magnificent detailed engraving of a monumental vase from the Vatican is from Piranesi&#39;s &#39;Vasi, candelabra, cippi, sarcofagi...&#39; Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Venetian architect, draftsman, scholar, archaeologist, and designer, was tremendously influential in the development of neo-classicism. Patronized by both foreign tourists and Italians including Pope Clement XIII, he was internationally renowned for his etchings of the scenery and ruins of classical Rome. Piranesi, the son of a stonemason, was born in 1720 in the village of Mogliano, near Venice. Pursuing an early ambition to become an architect, he was apprenticed to his uncle Matteo Lucchesi, a prominent architect and hydraulic engineer, and then to the Palladian architect Giovanni Scalfurotto. He later studied etching and perspective composition in the workshop of Carlo Zucchi. In 1740, he traveled to Rome where he studied set design with Domenico and Giuseppe Valeriani and engraving with Giuseppe Vasi. After publishing Prima Parte di Architetture, e Prospettive (1743), he spent a brief period in Naples and Venice. He returned to Rome in 1745 and over the next several years issued a series of works that included Invenzioni capric di Carceri (1749- 50), Archi Trionfali (1748), and Vedute di Roma (1740s-1778). During the 1750s, he became increasingly interested in archaeology and produced two scholarly works on the subject, Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto (1753) and Antichità Romane de&#39; tempi della Republica e de&#39; primi Imperatori (1756). With the publication of Della Magnificenza ed Architettura de&#39; Romani (1761), Piranesi became involved in the Graeco-Roman controversy, a theme he addressed in later works. In the 1760s, he focused on ornamental decoration and endorsed the importance of producing original interior and furniture designs inspired by antique motifs in Diverse Maniere d&#39;adornare i Cammini (1769). His ardent interest in archaeology persisted, and he participated in several archaeological digs and issued a number of archaeological treatises. During the 1770s, his antique business thrived, and he continued to execute the plates of Vasi, candelabra, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti until his death on November 9, 1778. Inspired by the interest in classical antiquities in Rome, particularly by wealthy British tourists on the Grand Tour, Piranesi began dealing, authenticating and restoring Roman antiquities in the 1760s. This venture enabled him to support his print-selling business while further pursuing his avid interest in archaeological research. In his workshop near the British quarter, he opened a showroom from which he sold a variety of antique ornamental works ranging from cinerary urns and candelabrum to vases and altars. Beginning in 1768, he began etching individual plates of the wide assortment of object d&#39;art in his showroom as well as significant works in various Italian and British collections. These etchings, many of which Piranesi inscribed with a descriptive text explaining where the items depicted were found and currently located, were published collectively in 1778 as the Vasi, candelabra, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti. Piranesi&#39;s expansive grasp of the vocabulary of antique decorative elements and keen interest in ancient materials is apparent in these finely detailed renderings, some of which provide multiple views of the more intricate relics. Wilton-Ely, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings , 945.

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        Il gusto dell&#39; antico esteso ad ogni genere di opere si pubbliche che private deve la sua promozione

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi, Sarcofagi ..." 1778. 68.5x44 cm. H. - Wilton-Ely 936 - Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte. Darstellung eines der beiden Kandelaber aus der Sammlung Jenkins, heute im Vatikan. Ansicht des Kandelabers, so daß 2 Seiten des Sockels dargestellt sind. Blatt mit einer Widmung an Kardinal Giambattista Rezzonico. Besonders dekoratives Blatt.

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

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        Les oeuvres de Sénèque, le philosophe

      Paris: Les frères de Bure, 1778-79. Leather. Very Good/La Grange was the tutor of Baron d&#39;Holbach&#39;s children. D&#39;Holbach invited La Grange to translate Seneca&#39;s complete works, a task that took eight years to complete. La Grange died in 1775, leaving the final preparations for publication to Jacques André Naigeon. Naigeon and d&#39;Holbach pleaded with Diderot to write an essay to accompany the six-volume translation. It was one of Denis Diderot&#39;s last published works. The seven-volume set effectively revived Seneca in public political and literary discourse.. First edition of this translation and first appearance in print of Diderot&#39;s essay on Seneca, Claudius and Nero. Octavo (18cm); 7 volumes. Uniformly bound in mottled calf, spines in six compartments tooled in gilt, red leather labels titled in gilt. Marbled endleaves. Light to moderate wear, with not ugly chipping at crowns of three volumes and heels of two. Upper joint starting at heel of volumes III and IV. In all a handsome set. See Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma, Seneca (1999), p. 112, and #84.

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        Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonne des sciences des arts et des métiers...Recueil de Planches

      Jean-Léonard Pellet ; La Société Typographique, Geneve et Neufchatel, 1778. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 39 volumes (36 text volumes and 3 plate volumes) in half leather over paper covered boards. Wear at corners and spine ends, some loss of leather, chipping to lettering pieces; a well used but well cared for set. Bindings all intact, occasional foxing, browning, staining and offsetting, but generally quite clean. A mixed set with mixed imprints, 1778-1779, some of the volumes belonging to the "Nouvelle Edition" and some the Troisieme - this was quite common as the troisieme appeared directly afterwards and had the same content and pagination - this set is bound uniformly and has almost certainly been together since publication or shortly thereafter. Nouvelle Edition (Volumes 9, 12, 15-26, 29, 31-32, 34-35, Plate Volumes 1 & 2) and the Troiseme Edition (Volumes 1-8, 10-12, 14, 27-28, 30, 33, 36, Plate Volume 3). Lacking the 6 volume table which was published separately in 1780.& & 442 engraved plates, a number folding including 10 maps, many double page. A number of folding tables in the text volumes, including the much discussed Systeme Figuré des Connoissances Humaines in volume I with a tear at the gutter, but complete. By the time the original folio volumes were completed in 1780, seven pirated editions had already appeared including these in 4to.& & "A monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason" PMM 200. Graesse II, 389; Brunet II, 700. Size: Quarto (4to). 39-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Engineering, Industrial & Trades; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042194. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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      Philadelphia. Aug. 21, 1778 [i.e. 1787].. 4pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and wear. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. An affectionate letter written by Founding Father Elbridge Gerry to his young wife, Ann, noting that he is having Alexander Hamilton draw up his will, and mentioning some of the slow-going action of the Constitutional Convention. Still stuck in Philadelphia working on the Constitution, Gerry writes of missing his family, telling Ann that he has begun thinking about his own mortality and has asked Alexander Hamilton to compose his will for him: "We cannot foretell or foresee the decrees of Omnipotence respecting our existence, that is a matter which He wisely conceals from mortals; but I do not expect a long life, my constitution appears not to be formed for it, & such as it is, constant attention of one kind or another prey on it. But if anything makes life in the least desirable it is you, my dearest girl & our lovely offspring. Detached from your comforts, life to me would be a source of evils....Your pappa is in the instance you mention too sudden; he desired me to see Hamilton & Doctor Johnson & I saw them both. Hamilton was disposed to all the alterations proposed & made several: but as some required an alteration of the State of Facts in consequence of your pappa&#39;s minutes, Hamilton said he would have that done in New York as soon as he arrived, first consulting your pappa & seeing him with Harrison. He thot that as Harrison drew the Bill, delicacy required such a mode of proceeding & indeed I should have conducted in the same manner had the case been my own. I think it would be best for your pappa to meet them, & after they have made the alterations, I will consult Doctor Johnson, if he will send the Bill & Will. I see their design of procrastination, but these things have their own course, & cannot be too much hastened." Gerry goes on to mention the proceedings of the Convention and his decided lack of enthusiasm for them: "I am as sick of being here as you can conceive. Most of the time I am at home or in convention. I do not think in a week I am ten hours any where else. We meet now at ten & sit till four: but entre nous, I do not expect to give my voice to the measures." Indeed, Gerry did not sign the Constitution, unwilling to accept it without a Bill of Rights. Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814) can rightly claim to be one of the foremost Founding Fathers. He was elected to the Second Continental Congress, and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, serving in Congress until 1785. He played an important role in the Constitutional Convention in 1787, but refused to sign because of the lack of a Bill of Rights. He was a prime mover for one in the First Congress, where he served as a Representative. He later served as an ambassador to France under John Adams, and governor of Massachusetts, where his manipulation of voting districts led to the term "gerrymander," for which he is probably best known today. In 1812, although already ill, he was elected vice president on Madison&#39;s second ticket. He died in Washington in 1814. Gerry did not marry until he was forty-one, and then to the much younger Ann Thompson, who was twenty-two. Ann later had the melancholy distinction of being the longest surviving widow of a signer of the Declaration.

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      At Camp near Col. Humphrey&#39;s. Sept. 22, 1778.. [1]p. plus integral address leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Light soiling and toning. Silked on blank side of sheet, reinforced at central fold. Good. In a half morocco and marbled boards clamshell box, leather labels. Continental General Baron de Kalb writes to the quartermaster general, Colonel Charles Pettit, notifying Pettit of his movements and noting that he is conserving fodder as per the quartermaster&#39;s request. De Kalb was a member of the French army who came across with the Marquis de Lafayette when the French entered into the Revolution in 1777. He served with the Continental Army until his death at the Battle of Camden on August 16, 1780. The Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778 was the last major confrontation in the North. The Continental Army was quartered at Fredericksburg, New York, and charged with harassing British troops and foraging parties sent from New York City. Charles Pettit (1736-1806) had recently been appointed deputy quartermaster general in charge of supplies and the accounting thereof. Baron de Kalb, encamped near Fishkill, New York, received marching orders from both Alexander Hamilton and General Washington, and drops both names in the letter, apparently to impress the quartermaster with the importance of his mission: "Sir, The letter I received last evening from Col. Hamilton induced me to take the road. I marched my division, which movement is also agreeable to the orders I received today by a letter from His Excellency. I had already past Col. Vandebrugh when I got it. Upon the whole I think I am encamped so as His Excellency directed me, 11 miles & a half from Fishkill Town on the road leading to Sharon and Boston, on a convenient tolerable high ground, the said road in the rear and fish creek in front. There are some good pastures, I shall confine out horses to them to save the dry forage as you desire." The British had sent out two large foraging parties - five thousand men under Cornwallis on the west bank of the Hudson and three thousand under Knyphausen on the east - and De Kalb&#39;s was one of several small bodies of troops detached to harass them. De Kalb is a very rare autograph: only four autograph letters have appeared at auction in the last thirty-five years, realizing from $6000 to $32,400 depending on when the sales took place and the interest of the contents.

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        A Pair: [Morning], [Evening]

      London: Published by J. Watts, Dealer in Prints & Drawings opposite the Mews Gate Charing Cross, 1 June 1778. Mezzotints. Printed on laid watermarked paper. In excellent condition. [Morning] Image size: 9 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches. Plate mark: 10 x 13 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 14 7/8 inches. [Evening] Image size: 9 3/8 x 13 7/8. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 13 7/8. Sheet size: 10 3/4 x 15 1/8 inches. This is a stunning pair of mezzotints of two hunting dogs catching their quarry, by John Watts after paintings by Abraham Hondius. Watts was a successful printmaker and publisher who was active in London during the second half of the eighteenth century. He was famed for his rich mezzotints, which he exhibited in London between 1766 and 1778. Watts scraped mezzotints after some of the most renowned artists of his day, but he had a special penchant for works by the Dutch masters, such as this handsome pair after Abraham Hondius, the celebrated Dutch animal painter. These rich mezzotints are a superb example of Watts&#39;s luxurious style of engraving, translating the energy and fluidity of Hondius&#39;s beautiful paintings into a dramatic example of superior mezzotint engraving. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs.

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        An Essay on Crimes and Punishments

      1778. Beccaria, [Cesare Bonesana, Marchese de] [1738-1794]. An Essay on Crimes and Punishments. With a Commentary Attributed to Monsieur De Voltaire. [With] Sharpe, Granville [1735-1813]. Remarks on the Opinions of Some of the Most Celebrated Writers on Crown Law, Respecting the Due Distinction Between Manslaughter and Murder. [With] Rousseau, J[ean]-J[acques] [1712-1778]. J.J. Rousseau, Citizen of Geneva, His Opinion on Duelling. Philadelphia: Printed by R. Bell, 1778. [iv], 352, [4] pp. Includes one-page publisher list. Three works in one. Continuous pagination, second work has half-title and title. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Original sheep, raised bands to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, some chipping to spine ends, joints starting, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked. Light browning and faint dampspotting to text. Early owner signatures and annotations to endleaves and title page, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. * Second American edition. With a table of authorities and cases. Dei Delitti e Delle Pene (1764) was the first systematic study of the principles of crime and punishment. Infused with the spirit of the Enlightenment, its advocacy of crime prevention and the abolition of torture and capital punishment marked a significant advance in criminological thought, which had changed little since the middle ages. It had a profound influence on the development of criminal law. It was especially influential among American thinkers, who saw Beccaria as a source of enlightened ideas to reform English common law. Though a matter of some debate, the first American edition was published in Charleston, SC, in 1777. (Earlier American imprints, including one printed in New York in 1773, are ghosts). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4233.

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      A Bouillon: Aux Dépens de la Société Typographique, 1778.. Three volumes. vi,304; viii,320; vi,236,102pp. plus plates. Octavo (20 x 13 cm). Full deep blue crushed morocco, raised bands, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g., by Chabolle- Duru. Engraved portrait, 59 engraved plates, and numerous head and tail pieces and vignettes. Trace of faint blind impression on one upper board, two bookseller&#39;s descriptions tipped to binder&#39;s blank in first volume, otherwise a fine, fresh and handsome set, with good margins, and with the half-titles and 4pp. "Avis au relier" bound in. Fleece-lined cloth slipcase. First this edition. The engraved portrait is after La Tour, and the major portion of the fine array of plates and vignettes are engraved after designs by Charles Monnet, with others after Moreau, Martini and Marillier. "This book belongs to Monnet ... In Voltaire&#39;s stories he found subjects after his own heart. Their exotic settings, their gaiety, and their frank admission of the claims of the senses enabled him to work with entire freedom ... His designs for CANDIDE are the best contemporary illustrations for this masterpiece" - Ray. "Très belles illustrations ..." - Cohen-De Ricci. Ray, ART OF THE FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOK 35. COHEN-DE RICCI, p.1038.

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