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        Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique ou vrais Principes de la Science Militaire.

      Turin, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1778. 1778 In-4° (280x215mm), pp. (18), 55 di "Considérations sur la Guerre de 1769 entre les Russes et les Turcs", 359 di testo dei "Pensées sur la Tactique, et la Stratégique", (1) di errata corrige. Bella legatura m. pelle marrone marmorizzata con titolo in oro su tassello rosso al dorso, adorno di decori floreali e vegetali in oro. Piatti in cartone marmorizzato policromo. Al recto della prima carta bianca, antico timbro di possesso di famiglia nobile e antica firma. Al frontespizio, monogramma coronato del Re di Sardegna, cui l'opera è dedicata, affiancato da un'aquila, da panoplie e da stendardi entro bordura ornata. 30 grandi tavole calcografiche ripiegate f.t. in fine con raffigurazioni di ordini di battaglia, disposizioni delle truppe, soldati di vari corpi militari, battaglioni, movimenti di truppe, di una pianta della battaglia del 20-21 novembre 1759 combattuta a Maxen, in Sassonia, della battaglia di Praga del 6 maggio 1757 in cui i prussiani di Federico II sbaragliarono gli austriaci, della battaglia di Kollin del 18 giugno 1757, di quella di Leuthen del 5 dicembre dello stesso anno, di quella di Süptitz e di Torgau del 3 novembre 1760,di quella di Breslau del 22 novembre 1757,di quella di Hochkirch del 14 ottobre 1758,di quella di Lignitz del 15 agosto 1760; le ultime due tavv. sono di cartografia del Canavese ("Carte d'une partie du Piémont") e del corso del fiume Dnestr "deouis Kornuauka jusq'à Ladowa" de Bog dalla sua fonte sino a Landijczin, per servire d'aiuto alla localizzazione delle battaglie tra russi e ottomani nel 1769. Fioriture e bruniture diffuse quanto leggere; esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Seconda edizione (la prima era apparsa nel 1768, con sole 12 tavole) di quest'ampia trattazione militare del Marchese de Silva (1727-1796), ufficiale dello Stato Maggiore del Re di Sardegna e scrittore militare piemontese che, come ricorda lo Sticca, si meritò il soprannome di "Maizeroy del Piemonte". Capitoli su strategia militare, disposizione delle armate a seconda dei singoli corpi, modalità di marcia, educazione militare nazionale, passaggio dei fiumi da parte degli eserciti, etc. Sticca, p. 169. Manno, I, 3897. In SBN è censita solo la prima edizione del 1768, che aveva solo 12 tavole.

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        Novae Species Quadrupedum e glirium ordine cum illustrationibus variis complurium ex hoc ordine animalium.

      Erlangen, Walther, 1778. 4to (245 x 200mm). pp. (2), viii, 388 with 39 (3 folding anatomical) engraved plates. Recent half calf, gilt lettered spine. Rare monograph on the rodents by this famous scientist explorer of Russia and Siberia. "Pallas' achievements in zoology and botany were especially important. He was one of the first to use anatomical characteristics in classifying animals. His research in comparative anatomy provided the foundations for animal taxonomy" (DSB). The attractive plates were engraved by J. Nussbiegel. The work describes the rodents of Russia and Siberia. Wood 551; Nissen ZBI, 3074

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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.

      La Conchologie Britannique. London, printed for the Author..., 1778. 4to. pp. xii, (2), 254, viii, with 17 engraved plates. Recent half brown morocco, spine with red gilt lettered label. Printed in English and French in parallel columns. This rather uncommon work was issued with plain as well as coloured plates. The list of subscribers lists 111 subscribers, indicating coloured and plain copies. 22 were Fellows of the Royal Society, the list of names gives some measure of his rehabilitation. The work is dedicated to Sir Ashton Lever who surely must have bought many specimens from da Costa and he may have helped him in other ways. B.M.(N.H.)I, 389; See also P.J.P. Whitehead, Emanuel Mendes da Costa... 'Bull. Br. Mus (Nat. Hist.) Historical series 6, 1'.

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        Catalogus disputationum, in academiis et gymnasiis Sveciæ.

      Atque etiam, a svecis, extra patriam habitarum, quotquot huc usque reperiri potuerunt. I-V. Uppsala, typis Edmannianis respektive J. Edman, 1778-80. 8:o. 606 + 221,(3 blanka) + 255 + 54 + 63 s. Två ganska nötta men trevliga samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar och ljusbruna titeletiketter. Ryggen på den första volymen med mindre hål i nedersta ryggfältet och den andra volymen aningen skadad nedtill. Då sviten fungerat som arbetsexemplar finns talrika spår av tidigare ägares aktiva läsande med penna och blyertsstift i handen. Således inleds det första bandet med en handskriven innehållsförteckning på försättsbladet och en del smärre anteckningar på insidan av frampärmen. Genomgående förbockningar och understrykningar. Smärre solk- och småfläckar förekommer här och där. Med G. A. Sparres accessionsnummer och Carl Trolle-Bondes exlibris. Från Trolleholm.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1211. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 9212(a). Den avdelning som Lidéns titels andra led syftar på, tänkt att innehålla svenskars i utlandet publicerade avhandlingar, utkom tyvärr ej. Omfattar alla akademiska avhandlingar utgivna i Sverige t.o.m. 1777. Verket är fortfarande standardverket på sitt område

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        GL' INCAS OVVERO LA DISTRUZIONE DELL' IMPERO DEL PERU' VENEZIA CARLO PALESE. 1778 1778

      VENEZIA CARLO PALESE. 17782 VOLUMI IN 8° LEGATI ASSIEME IN PERGAMENA COEVA. XVI, 287, (1) PP.; VIII, 316 PP., 1 F. (ERRATA), 1 F. BIANCO. OTTIMO ESEMPLARE. EDIZIONE ORIGINALE ED UNICA DELLA TRADUZIONE ITALIANA DI QUEST' OPERA CELEBRE CHE EBBE UN GRANDE SUCCESSO IN FRANCIA E FU TRADOTTA ANCHE NELLA LINGUA SPAGNOLA. QUÉRARD, LA FRANCE LITTÉRAIRE, V, P. 550. SABIN, BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA, 44654.

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        Antiquitatum romanarum epitome ad usum seminari neapolit., editio altera auctior et expolitior, in 2 voll.

      apud Vincentium Ursinum 1778-79 in 12° (cm 18,4x10,3), pp. XII, 344, 4 nn.; 2 b., 371 (erroneamente stampato 271); p/perg. coeva con tit. in oro al ds., tagli a spruzz.; ill. con 15 inc. in rame di cui 3 piccole n.t. e 12 grandi in tavv. ripiegate f.t. Bell'esemplare fresco con carta forte, rare fior. Raro. 440/23

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        Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der Englischen Karten

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

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        De fluminibus, fontibus, Iacubus, nemoribus, paludibus, montibus, gentibus quorum apud poetas mentio fit. Argentorati

      [Strasbourg:] Apud Amandum König, 1778 The work attributed to Vibius Sequester is a compilation of geographical names from the works of the Latin poets, including some no longer extant. This edition is by the polymath Jeremias-Jakob Oberlin, a gifted classicist and brother of the namesake of Ohio's Oberlin College. Full black morocco by F. Bozerian, Jeune (signed at the foot of the pine), gilt spine with raised bands, boards with wide foliate gilt border, surrounded by double rules. Marbled endpapers. . Octavo. A fine, clean copy. The attractive and well-preserved binding is by François Bozerian the younger, one of the most important French binders of the post-Revolution period (active 1801-1818). His work characteristically featured patterns of gilt dots (here seen in the spine decoration).

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

      London:: Printed for the author and sold by J. Walter at Charing-cross and S. Crowder in Pater-noster Row.,, 1778.. First edition. Hardcover. Closed tear top of page 298, faint stain to page 250, still an unusually fine copy, very clean with virtually no foxing present.. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., [20], xvi, [17]-543, [1] directions to binder, 2 engraved folding maps & 4 engraved plates. 19th century gilt stamped full calf with raised bands at spine.. Carver's book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second London edition followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a contintental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the south (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage and serves as a continental divide. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution...[and] stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark." (Howes C215) Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of the 1797 edition. (Sabin 11184; Streeter III 1772)

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        Caii Plinii Secundi naturalis historiae cum interpretatione et notis integris Johannis Hardvini itemque commentariis at adnotationibus Hermoli Barbari Pintiani Rhenani Gelenii Dalechampii Scaligeri Salmasii Is. Vossii I.F. Gronovii et vaiorum. Recensuit varietatemque lectionis adiecit Joh. Georg. Frid. Franzius.

      10 volumes. Wilhelm Gottlob Sommer, Leipzig 1778-91. 8vo. Contemporary brown calfskin bindings with richly gilt spines. Titlelabels in light brown and olive-green. Some titlelabels cracked and some missing. Old ink stamp on titlepage in each volume. Name and inscription on flyleaf in each volume

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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

      196 pp. 8vo. Later vellum, spine lettered in manuscript. First edition. Palau 9252. Sabin 975. Howes A192 ("aa"). Medina BHA: V, 4832. Clark I, 187. 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 Parreo, with his bookplate on front paste down. 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.

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        De basi encephali et originibus nervorum cranio egredientium libri quinque.

      4°. 4 n.n. Bl., 184 S. Mit 4 gefalteten, gestochenen Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Garrions-M. 1383. - HOH 1130. - Norman 1972. - Blake 424. - Waller 9044. - Erste Ausgabe der Dissertation von Soemmering mit der Beschreibung der zwölf Schädelnerven. Die Tafeln wurden nach den Vorzeichnungen des Verfassers von Karl Christian Glassbach gestochen. Es erschien eine Auflage mit dem Vermerk "Dissertatio inauguralis anatomica" für die Universität und mit dem vorliegenden Titel als Ausgabe für den Buchhandel. - Vorsätze leicht stockfleckig. Einbandrücken am oberen Kapital mit Fehlstelle (ca. 2 cm). - Selten.

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        A Tour through the Island of Great Britain: Divided into Circuits or Journies. In four volumes

      London - W. Strahan et al, 1778 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of Defoe's account of Britain, which describes towns, manufacture, trade, agriculture, shipping, government, customs, eminent persons, medicinal springs, islands, and London. The eighth edition. Featuring fold out frontispiece maps of England and Wales to Volume I, and Scotland to Volume II. 'Originally begun by the Celebrated Daniel De Foe, continued by the late Mr. Richardson, Author of Clarissa, etc, and brought down to the present Time by Gentlemen of Eminence in the Literary World'. Condition: In modern half crushed morocco bindings, with crocodile effect leather coverings. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean, with just occasional small spots. Small closed tear to p153 of Volume IV. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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

      London: Straham, Rivington et al, 1778.. Reprint. Original leather bindings. Worn condition. Content mostly good but some loose or damaged pages and plates. [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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        Försök til et biographiskt lexicon öfver namnkunnige och lärde svenske män.

      I-IV. Sthlm, A. J. Nordström respektive J. A. Carlbohm & Sthlm, Uppsala och Åbo, hos Kongl. acad. bokhandeln, 1778-87. 8:o. (22),452 + (12),385,376-436,(4) + (12),447,(1 blank,4) + (8),112,111-183,186-90,193-616,(7) s. Fyra ngt nötta men trevliga samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade ryggar, röda titeletiketter av marokäng och stänkta snitt. Ryggarna aningen blekta och med lite ytlig sprickbildning. Första volymen har en mindre fläck på främre pärmen och ryggen på den fjärde volymen naggad upptill. Pärmhörnen delvis stötta. Alla banden har en bortklippt namnteckning upptill på försättsbladen. I del I en tillskrift i blyerts på försättsbladets baksida. Lätt lagerfläckig och med enstaka småfläckar. Del II har några enstaka marginalanteckningar och en solkfläck i inre marginalen på s. 376-77. I tredje delen är ett antal rättelser införda med bläck, en kraftig mindre bläckfläck i texten på s. 111-16 och en tråkig fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 167-68 samt ett felskuret nedre hörn på s. 179. I sista delen har smutstitelbladet en reva i övre marginalen, bläckfläckar i texten på s. 61-62 och sporadiska lagerfläckar, varav några kraftigare på s. 283-84 och 319-20. Med Elof Förbergs och Nils Kierkegaards exlibris.. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 4356. Ågren Svensk biografisk uppslagslitteratur 1, noten. Utgiven på M. Swederus förlag. Den fjärde delen är ett supplement. Det första svenska biografiska lexikonet. Elof Förberg var hovtandläkare och en av initiativtagarna till grundandet av Svenska Linnésällskapet. Han var även en av de främsta boksamlarna i början av 1900-talet. Bland hans samlarområden märktes särskilt Stockholmiana, Linné och Strindberg samt svensk vitterhet

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        Schauplatz des Baierischen Erbfolgskrieges oder Historische und Geographische Beyträge zur geschichte des Krieges, welcher nach Ableben des Chur fürsten Maximillian Josephs von Baiern über den Besitz seiner Länder entstanden ist; durch Lanccharten und Pläne der Armeen erläutert. 1.-6. Stück (alles).

      Leipzig, J.G.I. Breitkopf, 1778-79. 4to. Cont. hcalf, gilt back. Spine ends worn, a little rubbed, corners bumped. Stamp on title. (2),22,(2);24;20;32;48;36 pp. With 30 engraved and handcoloured plates (numb. I-XXX) of which 25 are large folded maps, 5 are troop-positions. 1 folded table (unnumb.). A dampstain to some corners in part I, some general browning to leaves

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        Oeuvres complettes... historiographe des ordres du roi. a paris, duchesne, 1778.

      Sei volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Frotespizi in rosso e nero, antiporta figurata al primo e secondo volume ed una tavola f.t. al primo volume. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame (Mariller). Solida ed elegante legatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto dorato, sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Minimi segni d'uso, peraltro esemplare ben conservato ed impreziosito da una legatura assai decorativa. Edizione originale, non comune. I primi 2 volumi comprendono le opere teatrali; i volumi 3, 4 e 5 contengono l'""Essais historiques sur Paris"", il sesto ed ultimo volume: ""Histoire de l""ordre du Saint-Esprit"". Cfr. Brunet V, 40.

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        De basi encephali et originibus nervorum cranio egredientium libri quinque.

      4°. 4 n.n. Bl., 184 S. Mit 4 gefalteten, gestochenen Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Garrions-M. 1383. - HOH 1130. - Norman 1972. - Blake 424. - Waller 9044. - Erste Ausgabe der Dissertation von Soemmering mit der Beschreibung der zwölf Schädelnerven. Die Tafeln wurden nach den Vorzeichnungen des Verfassers von Karl Christian Glassbach gestochen. Es erschien eine Auflage mit dem Vermerk ""Dissertatio inauguralis anatomica" für die Universität und mit dem vorliegenden Titel als Ausgabe für den Buchhandel. - Vorsätze leicht stockfleckig. Einbandrücken am oberen Kapital mit Fehlstelle (ca. 2 cm). - Selten.

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        The New Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; Or, An Universal System of Useful Knowledge, Containing a Full Explanation of every Art and Science...

      For the Authors: Erasmus Middleton, William Turnbull, Thomas Ellis and John Davison 1778. Unpaginated - about 3 inches thick inc. covers. 80 plates, 2 volumes in 1. Full reversed calf, rubbed, joints splitting, header loose. Plate 17 is bound in at the beginning of 'L'. Light waterstaining from 'S' onwards and a bit of damp speckling on rear endpapers, otherwise an unusually clean, crisp copy.

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        An die Freude. In: Freymaurer-Lieder mit Melodien, zum Gebrauch der von der grossen Landes-Loge der Freymaurer in Deutschland constituierten Logen. Herausgegeben von einem Mitgliede der Bruderschaft (d. i. Christian Gottfried Telonius). Mit Bewilligung der Grossen Landes Loge zu Berlin. Erste (und zwote) Sammlung

      Hamburg, Bock 1778 - 1779.. 2 Tle. und Anhang in 1 Band. Mit Notendrucken. 50 S.; 48 S., 2 unnum. Bll. (Schiller), VIII. Flexibler Pappband d. Zt., Vorderdeckel mit goldgepr. Wort "Bestaendigkeit" (wohl die am 9. Sept. 1778 gegründete Aachener Loge Zur Beständigkeit). Qu.-Kl.-4°. 15 x 19,5 cm.

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        Leben Bemerkungen und Meinungen Johann Bunkels, nebst den Leben verschiedener merkwürdiger Frauenzimmer. Aus dem engländischen übersetzt (von R. von Spieren)

      Berlin, Nicolai 1778.. 4 Tle. in 2 Bdn. Mit 16 Kupfertafeln von D. Chodowiecki. 19 Bll., 418 S., Tit., 468 S.; Tit., 448 S., Tit., 312 S. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und Goldfileten.

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

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

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        Den swenske fiskaren, eller wälment underrättelse om det i Swerige nu för tiden brukeliga fiskeri, jemte beskrifning på de bekanta fiskar och fiske-redskap.

      Framstäldt af S. T. S. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1778. 8:o. (8),256,(11,5 blanka) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Trevligt lätt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och gul titel- samt grön deltiteletikett i glättad papp. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen med några småfläckar och deltiteletiketten lite naggad. Inlagan delvis lagerfläckig. Med C. G. von Liewens grav. exlibris.. En andra upplaga trycktes 1826. Samuel Thomasson Schultze (1698-1778) dog samma år som denna första upplaga utkom. Ett fyrtiotal fiskarter beskrivs i kapitlet "Om de mångahanda fisk-slag i synnerhet, som uti Swerige äro bekante". Planschen som avbildar abborre, mört och löja samt fiskutrustning är graverad efter Gries' arbete "Beskrifning, at fånga swälg-fisk med ref och krok" som utkom 1757. Carl Gustaf von Liewen (1748-1809) var militär, bl.a. vid Royal Suédois och i amerikanska frihetskriget samt i 1788-90 års krig. Han stödde Gustav III under statskuppen 1772 och var även en period kammarherre hos Lovisa Ulrika under hennes tid som änkedrottning. Liewens vackra exlibris är graverat av J. F. Martin och har på ett litet språkband nederst i bild texten: "för dig jag hela werlden glömmer". Hans fina bibliotek köptes in av Gustaf Piper och förvarades länge på Hedensberg

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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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        Estampes du catalogue raisonnè et figurè des tableaux de la Galerie Electorale de Dusseldorff

      Chretien de Mechel Graveur Basle (Basel): Chretien de Mechel Graveur, 1778. Hardcover. g. Oblong folio. (Unpaginated). Three-quarter leather over black cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. Ex-libris of Joseph A. Sadony on inside of front board. Signed and dated (1915) by Sadony above bookplate, also signed on title-page. Engraved title-vignette. Title-page: "Avec privilege de S. A. S. Monseigneur L'electeur Palatin. A Basle, chez Chretien de Mechel Graveur de S. A. S. E. P. & Membre de plusieurs Academies, Et chez les Inspecteurs des Galleries Electorales a Dusseldorff & a Mannheim." Illustrated with 30 full-page reproduction of copper-engravings from the collection of Dutch and Flemish masterpieces in the Düsseldorf Museum "Galerie Electorale." The plates show how and where the artwork was hung in the museum at the time. Includes one plan and an engraving showing the exterior of the museum. All plates engraved by Chretien de Mechel. Front board detached but present. Heavy age wear, abrasions and staining on binding. Fading to gold lettering. Chipping on spine. Heavy bumping to parts of edges. Foxing on front and rear endpaper. Chipping, tearing and creasing on free front endpaper. Waterstaining on lower margins of plates throughout, not affecting images. Text in French. Binding in poor, plates in very good condition.

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        A Tour in Wales. MDCCLXXIII With Journey to Snowdon & The Moses Griffith Supplement

      London: Henry Hughes, 1778 1st ed, VG, 47 plates, 2 eng tps, 3 vignettes. 1 volume in full contemporary calf, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, a few scuffs. Modern spine to style, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to black leather label. Internally, new endpapers, bookplate of RW Kennon to fpd, engraved title page with vignette of Caergwrle Castle by Moses Griffith, [2], (vi), [2], [1], 2-455 pp, [1], [10] index and adverts, eng. frontis + 26 plates (of 26 with 12 folding), + 2 vignettes, some light offsetting. WITH The Supplemental Plates to the Tours in Wales, [1], 2-7 pp, [1], 10 plates (1 folding). WITH The Journey to Snowdon, 1781, vignette of Rudland Castle, [1], 2-197 pp, [2], 1 engraved frontis + 11 plates, + 2 vignettes.Pennants first tour in Wales actually took place in 1773, MDCLXX was corrected by hand to MDCLXXIII on a number of copies, including this one, usual pagination errors but complete. The first part of his North Wales tour that took in the counties of Flint and Denbighshire. This was then followed by a Journey to Snowdon in 1781, when the Moses Griffith supplemental plates were also published. Then in 1784 they, + the continuation, were combined into 2 volumes! A really nice copy, clean, tight with the absolute minimum amount of foxing and browning. (ESTC T133752 for the 1st part. Allibone 1553)After the success of his earlier Tour of Scotland, Pennant undertook several other tours: of northern England in 1773, of Northamptonshire and of the Isle of Man in 1774, of Warwickshire in 1776, of Kent in 1776, and of Cornwall in 1787. Several tours throughout Wales in the early 1770s, where his Welsh-speaking friend and companion, the Revd John Lloyd of Caerwys, performed the same function as Stuart had in Gaelic Scotland, were brought together as Tours in Wales in three volumes (1778–83). See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Astronomy Explained Upon Isaac Newton’s Principles and Made Easy to Those Who Have Not Studied Mathematics

      London: W. Strahan; J. Rivington and Sons and others. VG : in very good condition. Rebacked. Cover lightly rubbed. Minor scuff mark on spine. Heraldic bookplate on paste-down of Thomas Boswall Esq. of Blackadder 'Fortiter'. 1778. The Sixth Edition Corrected. Brown leather cover. 501pp + index :: Frontispiece and 17 fold out plates :: 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6") :: 'To which are added, a Plain Method of finding the Distances of all the Planets from the Sun, by the Transit of Venus over the Sun's Disc, in the year 1761. An account of Mr. Horrox's Observation of the Transit of Venus in the Year 1639: and, Of the Distances of all the Planets from the Sun, as deduced from Observations of the Transit in the Year 1761' .

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        Sundhedstidende. Et medicinsk Ugeskrift af blandet indhold. 3 vol.

      Johan Rudolph Thiele, 1778-1781. Fortale, abonnements navne samt årgangens indhold indbundet i første bog. Øvrige bind med fortale samt årgangens indhold. Indbunden i samt. halvlæder bind med rig rygforgyldning og ophøjede bind.. Bibl.Dan. I, 754. Indbunden i 3 bind.(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        COMMENTARIUS AD PANDECTAS, in quo praeter Romani Juris principia ac controversias illustriores, Neapoli 1778-1781, Typographia Ursiniana

      cm 18 x 24,5, ril. coeva mz, perg. con piatti ricoperti in carta decorata, qualche spellatura ai dorsi, danni al dorso del sec. volume, interno con macchioline diffuse e carta legg. stanca, testo in latino su due colonne. EDITIO PRIMA NEAPOLITANA. Ritratto dell'autore a lato frontespizio del primo volume . Volume I 1778 - pp. 472 (XII). Volume II 1778 - pp. 420. Volume III 1778 - pp. 510. Volume IV 1780 - pp. 456. Volume V 1780 - pp. 560. Volume VI 1781 - pp. 570. Volume VII 1781 - pp. 208, con index generalis rerum et materiarum. In questo volume sono uniti, ciascuno con proprio frontespizio : De Familia Erciscunda liber singularis pp. 88 (1781). De Jure militari liber singularis pp. 94 (1781). I sette volumi assieme

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        "Mappemonde ou Carte Générale de L' Univers...Avec Le Tour du Monde du Lieut. Cook..."

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 47,5x92cm Augsburg c. 1778 Mathias Albrecht Lotter (1741 - 1810) was a map engraver and worked for his father Tobias.. Excellent example!

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        Beschreibung der vornehmsten Merckwurdigkeiten in H.R.

      Reichs freyen Stadt Nürnberg und der hohen Schule zu Altdorf. Nebst einem chronologischen Verzeichnisse der von Deutschen, insonderheit Nürnbergern, erfundenen Künste, vom XIII Jahrhunderte bis auf jetzige Zeiten. Mit Kupfern. Nürnberg, Johann Eberhard Zeh, 1778. 8vo. (16),+ 762,+ (2) pp.+ 3 fold. engr. plates,+ 5 woodcut plate, of which 4 folding,+ 1 printed table. Wood-cuts in text, one full page. Minor spotting. Contemporary grey paper boards. From the library of Ericsberg, with the signature of David Gotthilf Hildebrand, dated Nürnberg 1784, "ex dono Authoris". Carlander III, 564. C. G. von Murr (1733-1811), art historian and publisher. He describes here the most important art works of the churches, museums, private art collections, natural history cabinets, and public and private libraries of Nürnberg and the university town of Altdorf. David Gotthart Henric Hildebrand (1761-1808)

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        Plate XXXVIII fromThe Aurelian. A natural history of English moths and butterflies [XXXVIII]

      London: 1778 [plates watermarked 1810]. Hand-coloured engraving. Loss to right margin skilfully restored.. 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. 15 x 10 1/2 inches. A fascinating plate depicting several butterflies and moths and their pre-winged forms from 'a timeless classic' and the 'most celebrated of all the early books about butterflies and moths' (Salmon) in exceptionally bright and fresh condition. Lisney held that Harris was 'one of the most outstanding authors of entomological literature during the eighteenth century.' The present work is en example and displays a beautiful balance between accurate and innovative observation and the highest artistic merit. 'Harris began to take an active interest in entomology about the age of twelve and ... was an accurate and original observer. He was, it is believed, the first to draw attention to the importance of wing neuration [the arrangement or distribution of nerves] in the classification of lepidoptera and upon this principle he arranged the species in his published works, illustrating them in colour with a high degree of accuracy. Harris certainly contributed much to the knowledge of the science and was one of the leading entomologists of his century. He was also a miniature painter of no mean accomplishment' (Lisney p.156). 'Moses Harris did much to encourage entomology at a time when the original dynamism of the age of Ray and the first Aurelian Society was waning. He was probably the prime mover in founding the second Aurelian Society ... and in the unsurpassed plates of The Aurelian he left a timeless classic to future generations' (Salmon p.117). Hagen I, p. 341; Lisney 233; Nissen, ZBI 1835; Salmon The Aurelian Legacy (2000) pp.115-117.

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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's luxurious style of engraving, translating the energy and fluidity of Hondius's beautiful paintings into a dramatic example of superior mezzotint engraving. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs.

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        Specimen historicum typographiae romanae xv. saeculi opera et studio... romae, sumptibus venantii monaldini, 1778.

      Cm. 20,5, pp. xiv (2) 308. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale incisa in rame ed una tavola ripiegata fuori testo contenente gli specimen tipografici di Sweynheym e Pannartz. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare fresco, marginoso (in barbe) ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questo erudito trattato sulla storia della tipografia romana del Quattrocento. La prima parte ne traccia le linee generali, mentre la seconda contiene un elenco delle opere più significative del periodo. L'autore fu profondo studioso di bibliografia e storia della stampa, soprattutto italiana, e bibliotecario del Cardinale De Brienne. Cfr. Brunet III, 774, Olschki, n.17357 e Lozzi, n. 4379. Non comune, soprattutto in tale, impeccabile stato di conservazione.

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        Commentaria De Jure Regni Neapolitani in quinque tomos distributa. Auctore Francisco Rapolla JC. Regio Consiliario, ac Presidenti Reg. Cam. Summariae &c. Tomus I. Juris publici libros tres priores continens. Editio quarta Novis additionibus adaucta. Neapoli, Ex Typographia Ursiniana, sumptibus Cajetani Castellano, 1778.

      In 4, [mm. 234 x 183], pp. (4) ? 256. In pergamena rigida coeva. Al dorso liscio, autore e titolo entro riquadro marrone incorniciato da fregio ondulato e duplice linea. Diverse lacune ai piatti, vecchio restauro con pergamena all?angolo inferiore destro della copertina anteriore e mancanza a quello inferiore destro della copertina posteriore che interessa anche parte della cuffia. Tagli spruzzati. Frontespizio con fregio ornamentale inciso in legno e grande testata con puttini alati in fra elementi vegetali all?inizio dei prolegomeni alle leggi nel Regno di Napoli. Grandi capilettera figurati con trofei all?inizio di ogni libro. Piccolo strappo all?angolo inferiore di p. 67. Alone al margine esterno dell?opera. Purtroppo il solo I tomo della quarta edizione stampata da Vincenzo Orsini a Napoli dell?opera di Francesco Rapolla, il giureconsulto nato ad Atripalda, nei pressi di Avellino, nel 1701 che in un altro trattato De jurisconsulto, pubblicato appena venticinquenne, aveva affrontato il problema della formazione del giurista e quello del modo di apprendere ed interpretare il diritto. Già a venti anni aveva avuto la Cattedra di Ragion canonica e nel 1746 pubblicò la prima edizione di questi commentari, ma le cariche pubbliche che ottenne - Carlo III di Borbone l?aveva voluto al governo di Pozzuoli, Taranto, Ariano, la nomina a Giudice di Vicaria e quella di Segretario della Real Camera - interruppero il progetto di una pubblicazione complessiva sul diritto del Regno, tanto che la parte sul diritto privato non vide mai la luce. Altre edizioni postume di questa opera vennero pubblicate già otto anni dopo la morte avvenuta nel 1762. Biografia degli uomini illustri del Regno di Napoli, Vol. VIII, 1822.

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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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        Storia di america [..] tradotta dall'originale inglese dall'abate antonio pillori fiorentino . tomo i [-iv]. in venezia, presso giovanni gatti, 1778.

      4 volumi in-8° (cm. 20), legature coeve in cartonato alla rustica (usure) con titoli ms. su tasselli ai dorsi; carte in ottimo stato in barbe, vignette in rame ai frontespizi raffiguranti l'avvistamento del vascello spagnolo da parte della popolazione indigena, capilettera testatine e finalini, 4 tavole di ritratti in rame in antiporta f.t. di esploratori (Colombo, Las Casas, Pizzarro, Cortes), 4 ampie carte geografiche in rame ripiegate f.t., 1 tavola in rame con figure precolombiane; piccolo strappo laterale alla carta del Golfo del Messico. Ristampa "mercenaria" della prima traduzione italiana (1777), con interessante apostrofe ai tipografi Celli e Ronchi che reclamavano l'esclusiva. Raro con le mappe. Buon es..

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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of Ireland

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

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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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        Oeuvres.

      Nouvellement Recueillies. Paris: Pissot, 1778. 6 vol. viii, 484 + 424 + 388,(2) + 399 + viii, 455,(1) + 583,(1) pp. Contemporary red halfleather with green title lables on spines. Small bookplate of Gustav Oxenstierna on front pastedown in all volumes. Some bumping to corners. Two volumes with dampstains on spine, a shade duller than the original red colour. Boards with light soiling. 19,5 x 12,5 cm

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount of St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. In Five Volumes

      London: Printed for J. Rivington and Sons; et al., 1778. Hardcover. Very good. Five volumes. 4to. Original full calf boards, nicely rebacked in matching calf and with new leather lettering labels in red and black, gilt. Simple gilt rules on the boards. Marbled edges; marbled endpapers. Volumes I-IV have engraved frontispieces (which have offset lightly onto the title pages). Title pages in red and black. Corners and edges worn, some of the rules have flaked, boards scuffed else a very good set with fine text blocks. Contains: Philosophical works: Of the proficience and advancement of learning, divine and human. Sylva sylvarum; or, A natural history, in ten centuries. Physiological remains. Medical remains. Medical receipts. Works moral: A fragment of the colours of good and evil. Essays or counsels civil and moral. A collection of apophthgems, new and old.--v. 2. Works political. Law tracts: Maxims of the law.--v. 3. Writings historical. Theological works. Letters. Letters, speeches, charges, advices, etc., first published by Dr. Birch in one volume in octavo in 1763.--v. 4. Opera philosophica: Instavrationis magnæ, pars I-IV.--v. 5. Opera philosophica: Historia densi et rari; necnon coitionis et expansionis materia per spatia. Historia gravis et levis. Historia sympathiæ et antipathia rerum. Historia sylphuris, mercurii, et salis. Historia et inquisitio prima de sono et auditu. Articuli quæstionum circa mineralia. Cogitationes de natura rerum. Instavrationis magnæ, pars V. (cont.) Opuscula philosophica. Descripto globi intellectualis. Opera civilia et moralia. Historia regni Henri Septimi. Sermones fideles, sive Interiora rerum. De sapientia veterum. Meditationes sacræ. Epistolæ. ESTC T88307.

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1778. Second Edition. full leather. Some foxing and browning, heavier in the first volume which has the front free endpaper and the title strengthened at inner and outer margins. Occasional slight offsetting to the text in the second volume which has the final gathering strengthened in the gutter. Very Good set in a contemporary binding. Two large quarto volumes (8.5" x 10.6875"); [8], 510; [8], 589, [1] pages. Complete with half-title in Volume II (no half-title called for in Volume I). Contemporary calf, rebacked, with original gilt spines and morocco labels laid down. Corners renewed. First published in 1776, this Second Edition is scarcer than the first with only 500 copies printed and is the only other edition published in quarto format. "The second edition exhibits a number of alterations large and small, some providing new information, some correcting matters of fact, some perfecting the idiom, and a large number now documenting references in footnotes" (William B. Todd, in the 1976 Oxford edition of THE WEALTH OF NATIONS). Adam Smith (1723-1790) spent ten years in the writing and perfecting of THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. The book succeeded at once, and the first edition was exhausted in six months. Goldsmith 11663; Grolier, 100 English, 57; KressB 154; PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 221: "The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought." Armorial bookplate of Gorham Parsons on the front pastedown of each volume.

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        Elogi di Galileo Galilei e di Bonaventura Cavalieri

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

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        To the American Philosophical Society this Map of the Peninsula between Delaware & Chesopeak [sic] Bays with the said Bays and Shores adjacent drawn from the most Accurate Surveys is inscribed by John Churchman

      [Philadelphia or Baltimore: circa 1778-1779]. Engraved map (attributed to have been engraved by Henry Dawkins), original hand-colouring in outline. 22 1/2 x 18 inches. A great rarity of American cartography: one of the few maps produced in America in the Revolutionary period. A great American cartographic rarity: the first issue of John Churchman's map of the Chesapeake Bay and its environs, with emphasis on Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland, separately published during the American Revolution. It is a highly important map of the centerpiece of the middle Atlantic region, and one of only a handful of maps produced in the revolutionary era, when the printing trades had largely ceased ambitious projects. Its primary reason for being was to aid another ambitious project, a canal connecting the Chesapeake and the Delaware Bays. In 1764, Chester County, Pennsylvania resident Thomas Gilpin, Sr. first proposed a canal through the northern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula to connect the head of the Chesapeake with the Delaware River. The advantages of such a canal were huge; the commerce of Philadelphia could flow directly into the Chesapeake region and that of the Bay northward without the long voyage to the mouth of the Bay. Toward that end, according to the 1821 Memoir by his son Joshua, Gilpin "with the assistance of some gentlemen in the neighborhood, made surveys and estimates, for a canal from Duck Creek to the Head of Chester" (Gilpin, p.3). It seems highly likely that John Churchman participated in these surveys. Churchman had grown up in the surveying business; his father George began such work in Chester County in the 1750's and he would have assisted from his childhood. Gilpin's proposal, along with another proposal for a canal from the Bohemia River to Appoquinimink River across Cecil County, Maryland, and New Castle County, Delaware, were submitted to the American Philosophical Society. Gilpin was a member of that learned body that included Benjamin Franklin, David Rittenhouse and the other leading American scientists and thinkers of the day. "As there was at that time no board established for public improvements of the kind, the Philosophical Society was the natural repository of all the ideas suggested by ingenious men on the subject" - Gilpin, p.4. In 1769, the Society first formed a committee to investigate the possibility of such a canal, with a subsequent committee the following year exploring additional routes through Cecil and New Castle Counties, viz. between Broad Creek and Red Lion Creek and Elk Creek to Christiana Bridge. The results of these surveys, as well as estimates on the costs of the constructions of the canals are given in the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 1 (Philadelphia, 1771). In addition, that report cites an additional route from Long Creek to Red Lion Creek. A very small engraved map within that volume of the Transactions shows the proposed routes, but with very little surrounding detail. On July 29, 1779, the proceedings of the American Philosophical Society record that "Mr. Churchman gave in a memorial relative to a map of the peninsula between Delaware & Chesapeake bays including thirteen counties, asking its examination and recommendation to the public." This provides clear evidence that Churchman's map existed by this time. A committee was formed to review his map, consisting of David Rittenhouse, John Lukens, John Ewing, Owen Biddle, and Dr. Smith. They reported on August 20 of that year their opinion that Churchman "is possessed of sufficient materials, both astronomical observations and actual surveys, to enable him to construct an accurate map, and have no doubt but that he has executed his design with exactness & care, but we can not help expressing our desires of seeing the map laid down upon a much larger scale, which would render it more serviceable for promoting the Knowledge of Geography." The first issue of Churchman's map is undated, but has traditionally been ascribed to be circa 1778 (though 1779 seems more likely given the date of the above American Philosophical Society proceedings). The map is centered on the Delmarva Peninsula, with its thirteen Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia counties each named and handcolored in outline. The map includes all principal towns and roads on the peninsula, as well as the numerous creeks and rivers on both the peninsula and on the Virginia, western Maryland and New Jersey shores. An engraved note on the left side of the map states: "The proposed canals are described by dotted lines." The five aforementioned routes through Maryland and Delaware are identified (from North to South): Elk Creek to Christiana Bridge; Long Creek to Red Lion Creek, Broad Creek to Red Lion Creek, Bohemia River to Appoquinimink Creek; the Chester River to Duck Creek (a canal was ultimately opened by the northernmost route in 1829). The map is untitled but includes a dedication (given above as the title) to the American Philosophical Society within an elaborate armorial frame. A scale of miles (10 miles to an inch) appears to the left of the dedication. A stylized compass rose appears in West New Jersey and a lone three-masted ship in the Atlantic are the other decoration. Stauffer attributes the engraving of the map to Henry Dawkins, among the most talented engravers in America during the Revolution. Phillips suggests the place of publication as Baltimore, although Philadelphia seems far more likely. The map is among the earliest American maps of Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland and is one of only seven separately-issued maps created in America during the American Revolution (the others being Wheat & Brun 203, 205, 261, 304, 476, 541; all of extraordinary rarity). A second issue of the map was published in 1786, with a slightly altered title (the word "humbly" being added before the word "inscribed") and with the Susquehanna River extended farther into Pennsylvania, among other minor changes (see Wheat & Brun 479). Churchman would go on to become a celebrated figure. During the time of his surveying work, he became interested in problems concerning the variation of the compass and endeavored to create a map showing its magnetic variations, publishing several editions of his findings. His work would be submitted to the American Philosophical Society, he would correspond with Thomas Jefferson, Sir Joseph Banks and others on the subject, and lecture in Europe on his discoveries. Churchman's map of the Chesapeake and the Delaware bays, however, would be his first published work. The map is a notable American cartographic rarity. Eight institutional copies are known: British Museum, Library of Congress, Clements Library, New York Historical Society, New York Public Library, Philadelphia Historical Society, American Philosophical Society, and the Library Company of Philadelphia. We know of no copies in private hands. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 263; Wheat & Brun, Maps and Charts Published in America Before 1800, 477; Bristol 6264; Stauffer 465; Mathews, "The Maps and Mapmakers of Maryland" in Maryland Geological Survey, pp. 508-509; Batschelet, Early American Scientific and Technical Literature, 450; Futhey, History of Chester County, vol 2, p.497; Johnston, History of Cecil County Maryland, pp. 525-526; c.f. Gilpin, A Memoir on the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (Wilmington: 1821).

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        [North America - Pair of Maps] Partie Septentrionale Des Possessions Angloise en Amerique. Pour servire d'intelligence a la guerre présente entre les Anglois et leurs Colonies Dresée sur les Meilleurs Carte du Pays traduite de l'Anglois, de Michel à Paris à l'Hotel de Soubise [and] Partie Meridionale Des Possessions Angloise en Amerique. Pour servire d'intelligence a la guerre présente entre les Anglois et leurs Colonies Dresée sur les Meilleurs Carte du Pays traduite de l'Anglois à Paris à l'Hotel de Soubise

      Paris: R.-J. Julien, Rue du Chaume à l'Hôtel de Soubise, 1778. Copper- engraved maps, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. of each 21 1/2 x 29 7/8 inches. An extremely rare and beautifully engraved pair of maps of the American Colonies depicted during the Revolutionary War This very elegant matched pair of maps, when considered together, embraces the Atlantic seaboard of America from Georgia up to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and into the interior to include the Appalachians and the Ohio Valley. The two maps divide horizontally at a point just south of New York City. These maps very rarely appear as a complete pair, as originally intended, and the southern sheet seems to be exceptionally scarce. They were produced by Verrier and Perrier, who assumed management of Roch- Josèphe Julien's establishment in 1777. Described as "the first true map shop in Paris," it was located at the Hôtel de Soubise, a magnificent palace that was an architectural jewel of the rococo period. Verrier and Perrier responded to the French public's great demand for maps of America following their country's entry into the Revolutionary War in support of the American cause, pursuant to the Treaty of Alliance of February, 1778, a diplomatic success realised by the efforts of Benjamin Franklin. Like other French cartographers, Verrier and Perrier faced great challenges in devising their maps, as their nation lacked independent North American cartographic sources since its effective expulsion from the continent in 1763 following the Seven Years War. Records show that in March, 1778 they wrote to England's most eminent cartographer, William Faden requesting new material. They then went to great effort and expense to produce this magnificent matched pair of maps based on John Mitchell's A Map of the British & French Dominions in North America (1755), which was by far the era's most influential map of the subject. This pair of maps were amongst the first and most detailed, and certainly one of the finest French cartographic representations of the entire theatre of the Revolutionary War. At the time that they were made, the French were sending the naval force of the Comte D'Estaing to assist the Americans, who although having bested the British in New England, were facing renewed threats from Britain's Royal Navy. The British had effective control of Canada, New York City and Newport, Rhode Island, but were preparing a dramatic southern offensive which would see them seizing Savannah, Georgia in December, 1778. While the initial endeavors of the Franco-American alliance did not turn out as planned, the intervention of the Comte de Rochambeau proved to be a decisive element in securing the ultimate victory of the Americans, an outcome effectively secured at the Battle of Yorktown in October, 1781. Both of the map sheets are adorned with highly elegant cartouches, the one on the top sheet features an Indian maiden astride laurel boughs, and the one on the lower sheet evinces a nautical theme. Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 161; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 778.2 (top sheet only); cf. Pedley, 'Maps, War and Commerce: Business Correspondence with the London Map Firm of Thomas Jefferys and William Faden,' Imago Mundi 48

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        Relation abrégée d'un voyage fait dans l'intérieur de l'Amérique méridionale depuis la côte de la Mer du sud jusqu'aux côtes du Brésil & de la Guyane en descendant la rivière des Am

      Maestricht: J.E. Dufour & P. Roux, 1778. Broché. 14x22,5cm. Nouvelle édition en partie originale car augmentée de 'La relation de l'émeute populaire de Cuença au Pérou' et d'une lettre de M. Godin des Odonais contenant la relation du voyage de Madame Godin, son épouse. Ouvrage bien complet de sa planche et de sa carte dépliante gravées in-fine. Dos et plats renforcés recouverts de papier de reliure d'attente comportant des déchirures et des manques, projet d'ex-libris au verso du premier plat, quelques petites rousseurs. Rare. - J.E. Dufour & P. Roux, Maestricht _1778, 14x22,5cm, broché. - broché

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        THE AMERICAN ATLAS; OR, A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE CONTINENT OF AMERICA; WHEREIN ARE DELINEATED AT LARGE ITS SEVERAL REGIONS, COUNTRIES, STATES, AND ISLANDS; AND CHIEFLY THE BRITISH COLONIES

      London: Printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1778.. Twenty-three engraved maps on thirty sheets, handcolored in outline. Folio, 21 3/4 x 15 1/2. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century half russia over original marbled paper boards, spine gilt in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece. In a black morocco backed box, lettered in gilt. Provenance: Henry Tomkinson (armorial bookplate). In a half morocco box. The very rare 1778 issue of THE AMERICAN ATLAS, the most important 18th-century atlas for America, and an irreplaceable snapshot of the land as it was during the birth of the United States. Walter Ristow characterizes it as a "geographical description of the whole continent of America, as portrayed in the best available maps in the latter half of the eighteenth century...as a major cartographic reference work it was, very likely, consulted by American, English, and French civilian administrators and military officers during the Revolution." As a collection, THE AMERICAN ATLAS stands as the most comprehensive, detailed, and accurate survey of the American colonies at the beginning of the Revolution. Many of the elements that make up THE AMERICAN ATLAS came into being as a result of the British need to understand the geographic and social layout of their colonies after their victory in the French and Indian War of 1756-63. The maps that resulted from the numerous surveys proved to be by far the best contemporary records of the region. Among these distinguished maps are Braddock Meade's "A Map of the Most Inhabited Parts of New England," the largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published; a map of "The Provinces of New York and New Jersey" by Samuel Holland, the surveyor general for the northern American colonies; William Scull's "A Map of Pennsylvania," the first map of that colony to include its western frontier; Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson's "A Map of the Most Inhabited part of Virginia," the best colonial map for the Chesapeake region; and Lieut. Ross' "Course of the Mississipi," the first map of that river based on British sources. Jefferys was the leading British cartographer of the 18th century. From about 1750 he published a series of maps of the British American colonies. 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 Nov. 20, 1771, and in 1775 his successors, Robert Sayer and John Bennett, gathered these separately issued maps together and republished them in book form as THE AMERICAN ATLAS. The first edition with only twenty-two maps on twenty- nine sheets appeared in 1775, and there were subsequent editions in 1776 and 1778. The maps are as follow (many of the maps are on several sheets, and in the Index each individual sheet is numbered; the measurements refer to the image size): 1-3) Braddock Meade (alias John Green): "A Chart of North and South America, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Published 10 June 1775." Six sheets joined into three, 43 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches. This great wall map of the Western Hemisphere was chiefly issued to expose the errors in Delisle and Buache's map of the Pacific Northwest, published in Paris in 1752. STEVENS & TREE 4(d). 4) Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg: "The Russian Discoveries. Published March 2nd 1775." One sheet, 18 x 24 1/8 inches. The first official mapping results of the explorations of Bering and Chirikof in Siberia and the Pacific Northwest were issued by the Russian Imperial Academy in 1758. These corrected the earlier incorrect maps including the mythical discoveries of Admiral Fonte. This is a British version of that map. 5-6) Thomas Pownall after E. Bowen: "A New and Correct Map of North America, with the West India Islands. Published 15 February 1777." Four sheets joined into two, 45 1/4 inches. Thomas Pownall updated Bowen's North America map of 1755. Pownall's version included the results of the first Treaty of Paris drawn up after the end of the French and Indian War. STEVENS & TREE 49(f). 7) Thomas Jefferys: "North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville, Improved with the English Surveys Made since the Peace. Published 10 June 1775." One sheet, 18 x 20 inches. STEVENS & TREE 51(c). 8) Samuel Dunn: "A Map of the British Empire in North America. Published 17 August 1776." Half sheet, 18 3/4 x 12 inches. STEVENS & TREE 53(b). 9) Thomas Jefferys: "An Exact Chart of the River St. Laurence from Fort Frontenac to the Island of Anticosti...Published 25 May 1775." Two sheets joined into one, 23 1/2 x 37 inches. STEVENS & TREE 76(d). 10) Sayer & Bennett: "A Chart of the Gulf of St. Laurence...Published 25th March 1775." One sheet, 19 1/2 x 24 inches. 11) "A Map of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence...Published 6 April 1775." One sheet, 15 x 27 1/4 inches. 12) James Cook and Michael Lane: "A General Chart of the Island of Newfoundland...Published 10th May 1775." One sheet, 21 1/2 x 22 inches. James Cook went on to gain renown for his Pacific exploration. 13) "A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland...Published 25 March 1775." One sheet, 19 1/2 x 26 inches. Based on the surveys of James Cook (see above), Chabert, and Fleurieu. 14) Thomas Jefferys: "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island with the Adjacent Parts of New England and Canada...Published 15 June 1775." One sheet, 18 1/2 x 24 inches. Originally published in 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, this map "proved to be important in evaluating respective French and British claims to this part of North America" (Ristow). England gained sole possession of the region by the Treaty of Paris, 1763. STEVENS & TREE 66(c). 15-16) Braddock Meade (alias John Green): "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England. Published November 29, 1774." Four sheets joined into two, 38 3/4 x 40 3/4 inches. The first large-scale map of New England. "The most detailed and informative pre-Revolutionary map of New England...not really supplanted until the nineteenth century" (NEW ENGLAND PROSPECT 13). STEVENS & TREE 33(e). 17) Capt. [Samuel] Holland: "The Provinces of New York and New Jersey, with Part of Pensilvania...Published 17 Aug. 1776." Three insets: "A plan of the City of New York," "A chart of the Mouth of Hudson's River," and "A Plan of Amboy." Two sheets joined, 26 1/2 x 52 3/4 inches. An important large-scale map of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey, by Samuel Holland, surveyor general for the Northern English colonies. With fine insets including a street plan of colonial New York City. STEVENS & TREE 44(d). 18) William Brassier: "A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John. 5 August 1776." Single sheet, 26 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches. Second state including naval activity on the lake up until Oct. 13, 1776. STEVENS & TREE 25(b). 19) "A New Map of the Province of Quebec, according to the Royal Proclamation, of the 7th of October 1763. From the French Surveys Connected with those made after the War, by Captain Carver, and Other Officers. 16 February 1776." One sheet, 19 1/4 x 26 1/4 inches. STEVENS & TREE 73(a). 20) William Scull: "A Map of Pennsylvania Exhibiting not only the Improved Parts of the Province but also its Extensive Frontiers. Published 10 June 1775." Two sheets joined, 27 x 51 1/2 inches. The first map of the Province of Pennsylvania to include its western frontier. All earlier maps had focused solely on the settled eastern parts of the colony. 21-22) Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson: "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia, containing the Whole Province of Maryland...1775." [nd]. Four sheets joined into two, 32 x 48 inches. "The basic cartographical document of Virginia in the eighteenth century...the first to depict accurately the interior regions of Virginia beyond the Tidewater. [It] dominated the cartographical representation of Virginia until the nineteenth century" - Verner. STEVENS & TREE 87(f). 23-24) Henry Mouzon: "An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina with their Indian Frontiers. Published May 30, 1775." Four sheets joined into two, 40 x 54 inches. "The chief type map for [the Carolinas] during the forty or fifty years following its publication. It was used by both British and American forces during the Revolutionary War" - Cumming. STEVENS & TREE 11(a). CUMMING 450. 25) Thomas Jefferys: "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana...The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida. Published 20 Feby. 1775." Two sheets joined into one, 19 1/2 x 48 inches. Stevens & Tree 26(b). A large-scale map of Florida, based upon the extensive surveys conducted since the region became a British possession by the Treaty of Paris, 1763. 26) Lieut. Ross: "Course of the Mississipi...Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1765. Published 1 June 1775." Two sheets joined into one, 14 x 44 inches. The first large- scale map of the Mississippi River, and the first based in whole or part upon British surveys. STEVENS & TREE 31(b). 27) Thomas Jefferys: "The Bay of Honduras. Published 20 February 1775." One sheet, 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. 28-29) J.B.B. D'Anville: "A Map of South America...Published 20 September 1775." Four sheets joined into two, 20 x 46 inches. 30) Juan de la Cruz Cano y Olmedilla and others: "A Chart of the Straits of Magellan. Published 1 July 1775." One sheet, 20 1/2 x 27 inches. HOWES J81, "b." PHILLIPS ATLASES 1165, 1166. SABIN 35953. STREETER SALE 72 (1775 ed). Walter Ristow (editor), THOMAS JEFFERYS The American Atlas LONDON 1776, facsimile edition (Amsterdam 1974).

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