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        The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal. No. 1235. April 27, 1778

      Boston: Benjamin Edes, 1778. unbound. very good. Engraved masthead. 4pp. Folio, margins slightly chipped, small hole in front page with a loss of a few letters, contemporary signature on front page in left margin. Boston: Benjamin Edes, 1778. Very good. On the entire second page and one column of the third page is the entire text of the important speech given by Lord Frederick North in Parliament on February 17, 1778. On February 6, 1778 the French government proposed an alliance with the American colonies. " To forestall U. S. ratification of the French alliance, Lord North introduced (17 Feb.) in Commons a series of bills for effecting reconciliation with America, proposing (1) repeal of the Tea and Coercive Acts; (2) a pledge that Parliament would impose no revenue taxes upon the American colonies; (3) appointment of a peace commission with powers to negotiate with Congress, and, if necessary, to agree to suspension of all acts passed since 1763. The bills passed 16, Mar., (1778)." Morris, Richard. Encyclopedia of American History, page 99. The resulting peace commission, headed by the Earl of Carlisle, failed in its mission because the Continental Congress wanted independence and refused to meet with the peace commission. The Boston Gazette was published from 1719 to 1798. Its first printer in 1719 was James Franklin, brother of Benjamin Franklin.

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        Las posesiones holandesas en el archipiélago de la India.Manila, Miguel Sanchez, 1855. 8vo. Modern red half calf, preserving the original pink lithographed wrappers.

      Palau 329928. Rare Spanish translation, printed in Manila, of an important work on the Dutch East Indies by the famous ornithologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck (1778-1858), director of the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie (Leiden). The present edition is a translation of a part of Coup d'œil general sur les possessions néerlandaises dans l'Inde archipélagique (1846-1849), and focuses on historical, ethnographical and socio-economic factors of the Dutch possessions in the East Indies.Very good copy.

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        An Attorney's Practice Epitomized: Or, The Method, Times and Expences of Proceeding in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas. From the Commencement of a Suit, to the Trial, final Judgment and Execution [etc.]. A New Edition, corrected

      A rare edition of an intensely practical work seemingly published for almost a century, most usefully comparing and contrasting the practice of the two major royal courts in parallel columns, its gloss sometimes highly critical; five copies in ESTC. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good copy, interleaved throughout, glossed, indexed, and with the rules of the Court of Peverel set forth. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . For P. Uriel [etc.], London, 1778.

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        L'histoire de l'Amérique ... Traduite de l'anglais.Paris, Panckoucke, 1778. 4 volumes. 12mo. With 4 title-pages, each with a different woodcut vignette, 4 folding engraved maps depicting the Gulf of Mexico (33 x 49 cm), South America (46 x 33 cm), Mexico (30 x 39 cm), and the northwestern part of South America (39 x 25 cm) and 1 folding engraved plate illustrating the chronology of Mexicans (27 x 24.5 cm). Contemporary French calf, gold-tooled spines with red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges.

      Cf. Borba de Moraes, pp. 740-741; JCB 2509 (1778 Panckoucke 4to ed.); Leclerc 516 (1778 Panckoucke 4to ed.); Sabin 71991 (1788 Neufchatel 12mo ed. and 1778-1780 Panckoucke 12mo ed.); for Robertson and his history of America: American anthropologist 62 (1960), pp. 648-655. A French translation of an immensely popular anthropological account of American history that focuses on the explorations, the conquest of Mexico and Peru, and the anthropology of the indigenous American cultures. ''In these volumes Robertson wrote the first history of the discovery and Spanish conquest of America based on ample bibliographical information and documents in the Simancas archives. The bibliography [a catalogue of Spanish books and manuscripts] at the end of the last volume is remarkable for the time'' (Borba de Moraes).The map in the first volume shows the Gulf of Mexico with Florida and New Orleans and the Caribbean Islands. The work was first published in 1777, and reprinted many times and translated into several languages.In good condition, with some small nicks and tears throughout, affecting the text in 1 leaf. Quire P in volume IV misbound. With some cracks in the hinges and other minor damage to the backstrips, but bindings good. Famous history of Spanish activities in America.

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        A small archive of letters relating to the Baptist community at Constitution Hill, Van Diemen's Land, 1860-62.

      The unpublished letters in this recently discovered archive were written at Constitution Hill, north of Hobart Town, by John Greenwood (1778-1866), a devout Baptist and uncle of the noted early Tasmanian Baptist, Henry Speak. They are addressed to Greenwood's former Baptist friends in New York State, where Greenwood had lived for a period earlier in his life after emigrating to America from England. In 1860, Greenwood left England for the second and last time, emigrating to Van Diemen's Land to live out his remaining years with his nephew Henry on his farm at Constitution Hill. Although the act of writing had become a struggle for Greenwood at this stage of his life, he valiantly tries to describe in his letters his new life in Van Diemen's Land. The letters contain a wealth of detail about the community at Constitution Hill, as well as the kind of religious reflection and "fire and brimstone" commentary to be expected of a Baptist of this time. The letters also provide some valuable insights into the religious activities of Henry Speak. Records indicate that in 1839 Speak had inherited land at Constitution Hill from his father, Thomas, and that he was living on his farm, "Grainfield", from around 1851. In the 1840s, Speak had been a member of the first small Baptist congregation in Hobart Town, which included Rev. Kerr Johnston, Rev. Henry Dowling, John Alfred Huxtable, and Frederick Haller. His name, along with those of Francis Smither Edgar and William Williams, appears on the mortgage document of the Baptist Chapel in Harrington Street, Hobart, dated 29 August 1845 (Baptist Union Archives). Speak was to complete the building of a stone chapel at Constitution Hill in 1863 (Royston, Laurence F. Baptists in Van Diemen's Land : the story of Tasmania's first Baptist Church. Hobart : Baptist Union of Tasmania, 1985, p.86). The chapel was erected before his uncle John passed away, but no mention of its planning appears in the letters. John Greenwood's obituary notice appeared in the Mercury on 23 July 1866: "GREENWOOD: On the 19th July, at the residence of his nephew, Henry Speak, Constitution Hill, Mr. John Greenwood, in the 89th year of his age. The funeral will leave the house on Tuesday next, at two o'clock, when friends are respectfully invited to attend." Note: The following extracts from Greenwood's letters include corrections to spelling, grammar and some syntax. The archive contains three complete letters; two incomplete letters (possibly postscripts); and one leaf with religious notes and Biblical citations pertaining to the subject of Sanctification. 1. Constitution Hill, November 22 1860. John Greenwood to 'Dear Christian Friends'. Manuscript in ink on Crown watermark paper, octavo, bifolium, 4 pp, closely written in a small, florid hand; complete and in good condition. Greenwood describes the voyage out from England and arrival at Port Phillip after 103 days without sighting land; on the 21st August the passengers were allowed to leave the ship and go to Melbourne; on the 23rd a court was held "on account of our uncomfortable treatment on our passage, and the Company was fined and if they acted so again, it would be double"; "New York is not to be compared with Melbourne for being clean and grand, the streets are wide and straight, for half a mile or more you might look, and they cross at right angles with narrow streets in these squares. And in the wide streets the cab men stand waiting to carry passengers ... One day I counted 40 in a row". "Aug. 25th I went to see a cousin of Mr. Chambers & they was glad. They live in South Yarra 3 or 4 miles from Melbourne. On 26th I went to a Baptist Chapel where I heard such a sing as I never heard before, but once in the Chapel there were Bibles & Hymn books in every slip, 30 for as I could see; they all sung & did not stand & look around. The Minister read the Hymn then the Organ played the tune then he read the first verse again then sung but never repeated the last line in Music; & it is the same where we attended about 3 miles off, but very good. Wed. 29th we left Melbourne about 2 o'clock, 500 Miles to Hobart Town, and we landed there the 31st ... We took breakfast at Hobart Town and at night [we arrived] at Mr Henry Speak's, 26 Miles, all safe and well and was gladly received, 126 days since we went on ship board, for which we should be truly thankful ... so many have been swallowed up in a watery grave [but] we have been saved from all danger & from sickness in our long journey, not far from 14000 Miles distant from our own native land. But now it [the sun] rises on the right hand ... We are living on the road from Hobart Town to Launceston 100 [miles distant], and the stage runs from this place to Hobart Town every day, & the Telegraph wire by the same route. We live with my nephew [Henry Speak] and his companion in a very comfortable situation with all the comforts of life. It is not so full of inhabitants as some places. There are some English families near us, Irish and Scottish. We have a grist Mill close by us which runs by wind. We have not seen a river since we left Hobart Town. Water is very scarce in this part of the Island ... but the houses have eaves troughs and large tubs to catch rain water ... Garden vegetables appears to grow very fast & some that we have not seen since we left England before. This is the most hilly country we ever seen in America or England & I have been on the top of one which is high and stoney, but in the valleys it is more pleasant & the hills are wood to the top which is very hard to cut, harder than iron wood. There is four Coaches passes every day, the road is very good & wide ... I have been told that the land where we are is as good as any around, but with regard to crops I cannot tell for that is not commenced yet, but I think not so large as formerly ... but the climate is more pleasant and I believe we have no cause to repent of our coming, nor we have fear of being eaten up by cannibals. But the time of our being here is so short, we can say but [little] of what we may know in [the fullness of] time. There are several kinds of trees that do not cast their leaves, but cast off a thin bark ... and some are as large as some oaks ... and many kinds of shrubs and flowers that I cannot name nor ever saw before ... But I must soon bid farewell to them all for I am going the way of all the earth. I was never so perplexed in writing a letter before - I cannot think or I do not know whether you can make it out or not. I desire to be remembered in your prayers, for I sensibly feel that my stay here is very short and uncertain. Give my kind respects to my Old friends, hoping to meet again when there will be no more [suffering] in the name of us all. John Greenwood." 2. Constitution Hill, October 22 1861. John Greenwood to 'Dear Christian Friends'. Manuscript in ink on Crown watermark paper, octavo, bifolium, 4 pp, closely written in a small, florid hand; complete and in good condition. " ... the time is fast coming upon us when these frail bodies must be laid aside in the silent house appointed for all living, but the Main object is to be found ready whenever that pale messenger may come, for wherever we go they are dying around us on every side both young and old, and a number has gone since we left your neighbourhood. My Nephew [Henry Speak] has been very sick, he was not expected to live, there appeared to be no hope at all for some time, but he is better now; & I have been lamed [by] a ... cow , she has thrown me over twice, but I am better. But I feel that I have not long to stay here for I feel that every Natural power that I have is giving way but one: my appetite is very good & I am not requested to work ... We have nothing but [hard] wood to burn and it is uncommon hard to split & makes a hot fire. We have had no snow this winter that I remember but much frost but not to hurt anything, but very cold to my feeling. Now the cold in America is freezing cold but here it is damp, chilly, chilly cold. It chills me from head to foot ... They plows the ground and sow wild oats, barley[tars?] a kind of wild peas mix'd all together, and when ready they cut it & let it dry and then stack it and [call it] hay, and gives [it] to the cows, something [for the] cows to eat, every time they milk there is but little ... in my view of things here they plow the land to death. I have been told that some very nice land had been plowed 8 or 9 times without any dung being put on and this year it has been near the colour of an old soldier's red coat ... In this part where there is no water, it is very hard all around. There is a spring about 100 yards off & never dry but hard; the best we can get is from the eaves of the house, for almost every house have eaves troughs and large tubs ... There is a great deal of clay and sandy land and in some places very rocky. And a great place for many kinds of weed. Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee for dust thou wast & to dust thou shalt return. This is what will be my case soon and I hope I do not forget it altogether, for the pains of old age keep it in mind, yet I am as well as can be expected & have enough to eat and my own choice whether I work or not. ... There is no Baptist Church near where I live. There is a Congregational Church about 2 Miles off, but I do not go every Lord's day for I cannot hear but little [of] what is said, & I am not at all taken up with the singing. They make a great sound but not much music, and so slow I have no pleasure in it which I used to have. So I am here alone, the Common Service begins at 11 o'clock & 6 in the evening & Sunday School's in the afternoon. My Nephew has one [Sunday School] in his kitchen, and a preaching in the evening every 2 weeks & on the Tuesday evening [in the] Moonlight. I am now living with a Man & his wife, they have no children, a Yorkshireman ... When Mr. Speak was better they thought if I was to stay with them then they would have to hire a Servant & so we have family prayers daily. They have Scott's comments on the Holy Bible in 6 volumes & I like them well, & I have the third volume ... and the New York Revival 25 Sermons my own, so I can read if I cannot hear. Mr. Crabtree has 4 cows, 2 heifers & 2 calves ... He attends to Mr. Speak's cattle as Husbandman but how I know not, for I ask no questions. We are about 26 Miles from H.T. on the Main Road to Launceston ... I sometimes wonder how you are getting on when I hear such news about the war. What do you think will be the end, if Mercy prevent not ..."; Greenwood goes on to lament the sorrow, suffering and divisions caused by the Civil War in America, a land once happy and prosperous; "... I do not expect to be able to write another [letter], so I remain, John Greenwood." 3. Green Ponds, Constitution Hill, June 24 1862. John Greenwood to 'My Christian Friends'. Manuscript in ink on Crown watermark paper, octavo, bifolium + single sheet, 6 pp, closely written in a small, florid hand; complete and in good condition. "... Butter is 1s 8d per pound and eggs 2s per dozen English money. We send it to Hobart Town every week in a box by the Coach which passes by every Morning about 7 & back about 7 at night. And the butter is all in half pounds, kept up in a square of white cotton cloth dipped in cold water. They churn Monday morning & sends it off Tuesday morning & the box will come back Thursday night. And if you want anything from the store, by putting a note in the box ... it comes back safe in the box with the price. And in selling out they put on 3 pence per pound which will be 1s 11d to the buyer. We live 26 Miles from Hobart Town and 2 from Green Ponds. There is no Baptist place that I can go to ... there is a Congregational Church at Green Ponds but I have not been there for some time. I could ride ... but [the] cart shakes so bad it makes me almost sick, & the preacher is so low I cannot hear but little; their way of singing is no music to me at all ... They have a Musical instrument but it is so strong & rough that the music is lost in my view."; Greenwood says he lives with a couple, and that the wife "was my Nephew's daughter; this is a Scotchman, [he] farms 100 acres of land and pays 90 bushel of wheat a year. He built his house, barn and out buildings & cleared it & when he leaves it he cannot get a shilling for all his labor; it is hard and full of everything that is bad, Rogues, Murderers - a man is to be Hanged the 23rd this month, committed rape on her and strangled her to Death. And the Constable is going by with gun on his shoulder and 1,2,3 or 4, I have seen all these handcuffed ... And women are as bad as men, for drinking as men, so you may think it is not so pleasant a Country, for when we first got here I believe we all repented coming for we thought we had left a good place, but when the War broke out in America, then I thought we should be here, repented more deeply so that it may be all for the best after all. For it is through much tribulation that we enter the Kingdom. For my own part I desire to sit close to all things here on earth, for my time is far spent & the evening shades are coming fast upon me. If my life is spared I should be very glad to have a few lines just to know a little how you feel or think in these troubled times. Mr Crabtree's family are as well as can be expected with an addition of another Daughter and its name is Mary Atta ... There is a Number of my Old Friends which I should like to write to but when I sit down and begin to think, my thoughts are like a wilderness, so that I have to stop and think how the next letter is to be made ... I was glad to hear of some addition to the Church & that some had come back for if we will not forgive our brethren & Sisters their Trespasses neither will our Heavenly Father forgive our wicked Trespasses if we cannot forgive. We have no Just right to ask to be forgiven. There are many of my Friends that I often think of and more so since the war broke out. And so many lives & many wounded & damage done in property destroyed which will not be made up very soon ... I have other Friends who are not in the Baptist Church that I have not forgotten ... This may be the last [letter] ... so I remain Yours, John Greenwood." 4. [Constitution Hill], n.d. [probably 1862]. Incomplete letters, or possibly postscripts, written recto and verso of two pieces of paper, 125 x 130 mm and 190 x 70 mm; one is signed "I remain your Christian brother, John Greenwood, Green Ponds, Constitution Hill, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land." "My intention is to send you an Historical Almanack which will give you more information than I can about the Island. There are some things that I never saw in America, one day two policemen went by with guns and bayonets & 4 men before them handcuffed, and sometimes women, which I never saw in America.. We have more thieves and drunkards than you have, but this is nothing to be proud of ...." 5. [Constitution Hill?], n.d. Religious notes on the subject of Sanctification. Single sheet, 250 x 190 mm, written recto only; complete. These notes, which include many Biblical citations, appear to be written in Greenwood's hand; but, unlike his letters, the spelling and grammar is impeccable. One possible explanation is that the notes were copied by Greenwood from a sheet written by his nephew, Henry, preparatory to one of his lay sermons.

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        NOUVEL ATLAS PORTATIF destiné principalement pour l'instruction de la jeunesse d'après la Géographie Moderne de feu l'Abbé Delacroix Par Le S.Robert De Vaugondy Géographe ord. du Roi, de S.M.Polonoise duc de Lorraine et de Bar de La Société Royale des Sciences et Belles Lettres de Nancy, et Censeur Royal.

      Fortin, 1778. (Codice CW/6201) In 4º (29,6x24 cm) 9(1) pp. Il bel frontespizio in rame e le 10 pagine di introduzione e indice entro cornice, con capolettera e finalino, sono interamente incisi in rame. Seguono 53 carte in rame incise da Dussy acquerellate a più colori, titoli entro bei cartigli allegorici tutti diversi. La carta N. 47 (Carte des Premières Ages du Monde, Géographie Ecclésiastique de la Turquie d'Asie et de la Perse) è ripetuta 2 volte con acquerellature di colori diversi. Macchia scura al margine bianco dell'intero volume (tocca appena alcune tavole); leggere gore, ingialliture, strappetti, lievi segni a matita e penna. Mancante di sguardia e antiporta ma completo. Legatura originale in mezza pelle molto usata, allentata, dorso a nervi e scomparti ornati, tassello e titolo oro. Piatti in cartone con sbucciature e abrasioni, antiche scritte a penna. Euro 2650.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Remarks on Some Fossil Impressions in the Sandstone Rocks of Connecticut River

      Overview Details & Condition First edition and a very attractive copy. This book was the second American publication (and first American scientific publication) to be illustrated with a photograph, a salt print depicting the fossilised tracks of prehistoric birds. Author John Collins Warren (1778-1856) was a prominent Boston surgeon and member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. "On October 16, 1846, Warren performed the first operation using ether as an anesthesia (administered by dentist W.T.G. Morton), and he was the first American to operate on a strangulated hernia. He wrote an important book on his speciality, Surgical Observations on Tumours (1837)" (Massachusetts Historical Society finding aid). Warren also developed a large collection of anatomical specimens, both human and animal, and published works on mastodon fossils and an Egyptian mummy. The present paper is based on a talk he gave at the Boston Society of Natural History on the fossil slab pictured in the frontispiece. He writes that, "we are indebted to photography for enabling us to represent the remarkable slab from Greenfield, and its numerous objects, in a small space, yet with perfect accuracy." Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. Octavo. Original blue cloth elaborately blocked in blind, title to upper board gilt. Folding salt print frontispiece depicting fossil tracks. Lightly rubbed at extremities, a few faint spots and marks to cloth, head of spine bumped, two small dampstains to preliminaries not affecting frontispiece. Excellent condition.

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        Sammlung und Darstellung verschiedener Pferde intressanter Zuchten, Landeskarten und Rassen ... Vienna, Müllersche Kunsthandlung, 1815. Oblong folio (31 x 42.5 cm). Engraved print series, including a title-page engraved by Dorneck and 6 numbered engravings of horses engraved by Siegmund Ferdinand von Perger, hand-coloured and loose as issued.

      Nagler XI, pp. 105-106; Thieme & Becker XXVI, p. 412; not in Dejager; Huth; KVK/WorldCat; Podeschi. Only copy located of the first of two(?) instalments of a hand-coloured engraved print series depicting five Arabian horses and one Hungarian stallion stud. All prints were engraved by the Austrian painter, draughtsman and engraver Siegmund Ferdinand von Perger (1778-1841), at the request of the Master of the Horse (Oberstallmeister) Johann Nepomuk Joseph Norbert Grafen zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg (1780-1834). The five full-blood Arabian horses are after drawings made in Baghdad by the British merchant and antiquarian scholar Claudius James Rich (1787-1821) of horses in his own possession, with their pedigrees and other details in the captions below. Four of these also include a figure in Arabian garb.Paper slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition, with a few specks and the edges of a few leaves a bit frayed or with tiny marginal tears (not approaching the plate edge).

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        Vue des reste d'une grande eceinte de colonnes

      - EDIZIONE ROMANA - Acquaforte con ritocchi al bulino, magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, tracce di usuale piega centrale verticale visibili al verso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La serie delle vedute di Paestum, del 1778, è l'ultima opera realizzata dal Piranesi prima della sua morte. Sebbene grande conoscitore di antichità classiche, si recò sul luogo per visitare i tre templi verso il 1777, dove realizzò i disegni preparatori alle incisioni, in tutto venti lastre più il frontespizio. Solo 18 di queste tavole sono firmate da Giovan Battista, mentre le rimanenti tre portano la firma del figlio Francesco. In realtà, molto più probabilmente, tutte le tavole sono realizzate dal Piranesi padre, con la collaborazione del figlio nella realizzazione delle figure inserite nel dominante paesaggio architettonico. - CONTEMPORARY ROMAN EDITION - Etching with engraving, 1778, signed on plate. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper, with full margins, showing vertical fold on verso, otherwise in good condition. The series of the views of Paestum, realized in 1778, is the last work Piranesi realized before his death. Although he was already an archaeology expert, he went to visit the three temples in 1777 to realize his preparatory drawings for the engravings (twenty plates and the front page). Only 18 of these plates have been signed by Giovan Battista, while three bear the signature of his son, Francesco. Actually, probably all the plates have been realized by the father with the help of his son, who might have realized the figures included in the landscape. Focillon 584; Wilton Ely 719. Dimensioni in mm. 670 X 440

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        Sammlung und Darstellung verschiedener Pferde intressanter Zuchten, Landeskarten und Rassen ... Vienna, Müllersche Kunsthandlung, 1815. Oblong folio (31 x 42.5 cm). Engraved print series, including a title-page engraved by Dorneck and 6 numbered engravings of horses engraved by Siegmund Ferdinand von Perger, hand-coloured and loose as issued.

      Nagler XI, pp. 105-106; Thieme & Becker XXVI, p. 412; not in Dejager; Huth; KVK/WorldCat; Podeschi. Only copy located of the first of two(?) instalments of a hand-coloured engraved print series depicting five Arabian horses and one Hungarian stallion stud. All prints were engraved by the Austrian painter, draughtsman and engraver Siegmund Ferdinand von Perger (1778-1841), at the request of the Master of the Horse (Oberstallmeister) Johann Nepomuk Joseph Norbert Grafen zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg (1780-1834). The five full-blood Arabian horses are after drawings made in Baghdad by the British merchant and antiquarian scholar Claudius James Rich (1787-1821) of horses in his own possession, with their pedigrees and other details in the captions below. Four of these also include a figure in Arabian garb.Paper slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition, with a few specks and the edges of a few leaves a bit frayed or with tiny marginal tears (not approaching the plate edge).

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare

      - London - C Bathurst, W Strahan et al., 1778 Book. Good. Hardcover. A selection of William Shakespeare's works. Ten volumes in total, comprising of nine volumes of his completeworks and volume I of the supplement to his works, published in 1780. Lacking volume VI of the complete worksand therefore the plays Henry V, King Henry VI Part I, King Henry VI Part II and King Henry VI Part III. The supplement was published in two volumes and this set is lacking volume II, therefore is only one volume of the supplement. With two plates and a vignette to volume I, a folding plate to volume V and a frontispiece to volume I of supplement. Lacking Shakespeare handwriting facsimile plate to volume I. Lacking half title and title page to volume IV. Bound by Galwey and Co, Eustace St. Dublin. All volumes except volume I of the main work are lacking half-titles. An incomplete set, with ten volumes of a possible twelve, being the ten volumes of Shakespeare'scomplete works and the two supplement volumes. The second edition, revised and augmented, of this work. To the start ofvolume I there is a lot of interesting critical material includingextracts from Rowe's life of Shakespeare, Shakespeare's will, a potentialorderfor the plays,and more. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, rubbed to the spines, joints and extremities. Rubbing is heaviest to the joints. All volumes are lacking spine labels. Hinges to volume I are tender with cords showing. Front hinge to volume III is strained, but firm. Evidence of repair to front hinge of volume III resulting in the binding being tight for first few pages and lifting slightly at head. Front hinge to volume IV is tender. Front hinge to volume V is tender with the cords showing asis rear hinge. Rear hinge to volume VIII is tender with cords showing. Front hinge tovolume IX is also tender with cords showing, resulting in binding totitle page andpreface to loosen. Rear hinge to volume IX is strained butfirm. Tidemarks to endpapers andtitle page to volume V due toadhesive used to attempt to amateurish repair tohinges. Repair to title page of volume VIII, with the original title page being laid down onto another page. Internally, binding to all volumes are strained and tenderin places. Binding to volume III has some gatherings loosening. Spine label to volume I has been kept internally between pages 18 and 19 of The Tempest resulting in some offsetting. Small amount of offsetting to the errata page of volume I. Offsetting to title pages to volume I of both works. Volume IV is lacking title page and half titlefor the first play to this volume is detached but present. Closed tear to page 567 ofvolume IV, onlyslightly affecting running title. Top corner to page 611 is missing to volume IV, not affecting any text. Pages are age toned with scattered spotting throughout, occasionally heavier in places, mostly to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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        British Major General Henry Clinton Pays the Fraser Highlanders

      1778 - Partially Printed Document Signed, July 13, 1778, Pay warrant for Simon Fraser's regiment. Warrant to Captain Angus Macintosh, who also signs it to acknowledge payment. Bound by a cord, partially disbound and separated, 7 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. The first leaf is slightly smaller at 7 1/4 x 12 in. 8 pp. Historical BackgroundLieutenant-General Simon Fraser raised the 71st Regiment of Foot (known unofficially as Fraser's Highlanders) in Inverness, Stirling, and Glasgow in 1775, for service in the American Revolutionary War. The regiment arrived in New York City in July 1776, and helped seize the city in August. It participated in the battles of Fort Washington and Fort Lee in November 1776, and in 1777 fought in the Philadelphia campaign, including the Battle of Brandywine.This warrant for payment of the 71st Regiment of Foot covers their service just after that, from October 25 to December 24, 1777. During that period a detachment supported General John Burgoyne's foray up the Hudson River. The remainder garrisoned New York City. The warrant directs Deputy Paymaster-General Thomas Barrow to pay the money to Captain Angus Macintosh for the payment of 32 sergeants, 32 corporals, 16 drummers, and 702 privates for 61 days and an additional 145 recruits for 61 days. It is counter signed by John Smith. Captain Angus Macintosh signed the reverse to acknowledge receipt of the funds.The Fraser Highlanders wore Black Watch tartan trousers with a cartridge box around the stomach, and elaborate feathered caps. Officers wore Black Watch tartan kilts. The regiment moved to the southern colonies and participated in the capture of Savannah in December 1778 and the successful siege of Charleston in March 1780. They also took part in the battles of Camden (August 1780), Cowpens (January 1781), Guilford Court House (March 1781), and the Siege of Yorktown (September 1781). The regiment disbanded in Scotland in 1786.Henry Clinton (1730-1795) was the son of Admiral George Clinton, governor of the province of New York from 1741 to 1753. The admiral obtained a captain's commission for his son in 1746, and the younger Clinton served garrison duty in Nova Scotia before returning to Great Britain to pursue his military career. He served in the 1st Foot Guards during the Seven Years War in Europe. Promoted to major general in 1772, Clinton also obtained a seat in Parliament that same year and held it until 1784. In May 1775, he continued his military service in Boston. He participated in the unsuccessful assault on Charleston in June 1776, and the siege of New York City in August. In 1777, he returned to England from January to July, unsuccessfully seeking command of the northern campaign from Montreal to Albany. After General Howe resigned, Clinton served as the British Commander-in-Chief in North America from February 1778 to 1782. He was reelected to Parliament in 1790, and in 1794, appointed Governor of Gibraltar, but he died before assuming office.Angus Macintosh was from Inverness. By 1791, he had settled with his family on the St. John's river in New Brunswick.Excerpt"By His Excellency Sir HENRY CLINTON, K.B. General and Commander in Chief of all His Majesty's Forces, within the Colonies laying on the Atlantic Ocean, from Nova-Scotia to West-Florida, inclusive, &c. &c. &c."You are hereby directed and required out of such Monies as are, or shall come to Your Hands for the Subsistence of His Majesty's Forces under my Command, to pay, or cause to be paid to Captain Agnus Macintosh, Paymaster of His Majesty's 2d Battalion, 71st Regiment of Foot, whereof Lieutenant General Simon Fraser is Colonel, or his Assigns, without Deduction, the Sum of One Thousand, Four Hundred and Eighty Six Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Six Pence Sterling. Being Subsistence for said Regiment, from the 25th Day of October to the 24th Day of Decemr 1777, both Days included, as per the annexed Accompt."ConditionToned, slightly grubby and with ha. (See website for full description)

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        Tooneel decoratief, voorgesteld in op steen geteekende platen door F.J. Pfeiffer Jr. Amsterdam, Coenraad Weddepohl, 1845. Folio. With a lithographed portrait of the artist (mounted), 8 lithographed plates of stage designs, and 9 poems in red decorated letterpress frames, the lithographs by Desguerrois & Co. With the 8 plates of stage designs hand-coloured as published. Original publisher's cloth, with a gold-blocked lyre in the centre of each board.

      NCC (5 copies); Thieme & Becker XXVI, p. 528; Waller, p. 253. First and only edition of a memorial to the costume and stage designer François Joseph Pfeiffer Jr. (1778-1835), with a biographical sketch by Gerrit van Enst Koning (1794-1853), lithographic portrait, lists of his work and coloured lithographs of his stage designs, with a poem facing the portrait and each of the stage designs, all written for the present book by the famous Dutch author and poet Jacob van Lennep (1802-1868). Pfeiffer was best known for his Romantic stage designs for the Amsterdam Schouwburg (city theatre). From 1820 to 1835 he created complete decors for many different plays, but none has survived. The lithographs in the present book therefore form an essential primary source for the history of Dutch theatre. Also included is a list of the most important decorations Pfeiffer made for various theatres. A good copy, with a few plates lightly browned, the leaf on which the portrait is mounted foxed, and a few occasional minor stains. Binding slightly faded. An important primary source for the history of Dutch stage design, and a feast for the eye, with its beautiful hand-coloured stage designs.

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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' work (see description below). Framed. 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'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' 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' 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' 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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        L'histoire de l'Amérique . Traduite de l'anglais.Paris, Panckoucke, 1778. 4 volumes. 12mo. With 4 title-pages, each with a different woodcut vignette, 4 folding engraved maps depicting the Gulf of Mexico (33 x 49 cm), South America (46 x 33 cm), Mexico (30 x 39 cm), and the northwestern part of South America (39 x 25 cm) and 1 folding engraved plate illustrating the chronology of Mexicans (27 x 24.5 cm). Contemporary French calf, gold-tooled spines with red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges.

      - Cf. Borba de Moraes, pp. 740-741; JCB 2509 (1778 Panckoucke 4to ed.); Leclerc 516 (1778 Panckoucke 4to ed.); Sabin 71991 (1788 Neufchatel 12mo ed. and 1778-1780 Panckoucke 12mo ed.); for Robertson and his history of America: American anthropologist 62 (1960), pp. 648-655. A French translation of an immensely popular anthropological account of American history that focuses on the explorations, the conquest of Mexico and Peru, and the anthropology of the indigenous American cultures. ''In these volumes Robertson wrote the first history of the discovery and Spanish conquest of America based on ample bibliographical information and documents in the Simancas archives. The bibliography [a catalogue of Spanish books and manuscripts] at the end of the last volume is remarkable for the time'' (Borba de Moraes).The map in the first volume shows the Gulf of Mexico with Florida and New Orleans and the Caribbean Islands. The work was first published in 1777, and reprinted many times and translated into several languages.In good condition, with some small nicks and tears throughout, affecting the text in 1 leaf. Quire P in volume IV misbound. With some cracks in the hinges and other minor damage to the backstrips, but bindings good. Famous history of Spanish activities in America.

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        The Kisses: A Poetical Translation of the Basia of Joannes Secundus Nicolaïus. With the Original Latin, and an Essay on His Life and Writings

      London: J. Bew, 1778. Third edition. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated with ca. 112 engravings, including full-page illustrations, some hand-colored, and head- and tail-pieces, from the 16th through the 19th century. x, [11]-238 pp. With some marginal notes and poetry excerpts in manuscript. 8vo. 19th-century full red morocco gilt. Joints lightly rubbed. Third edition. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated with ca. 112 engravings, including full-page illustrations, some hand-colored, and head- and tail-pieces, from the 16th through the 19th century. x, [11]-238 pp. With some marginal notes and poetry excerpts in manuscript. 8vo.

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        1778 German Leyser ad Pandectas Civil Criminal LAW 8v Latin Poland Saxony Crime

      Franckenthal: Typis Ludovici Burhardi Gegelii, 1778-1783. - 1778 German Leyser ad Pandectas Civil Criminal LAW 8v Latin Poland Saxony Crime Augustine Leyser was an 18th-century German jurist and writer of legal works. His most known work was ‘Meditationes ad Pandectas’, large collection of his more than 700 works formed into one set. These writings, essays, and dissertations were a culmination of his activity as a lawyer, judge, and legal expert. Many of Leyser’s legal rulings and ideas are still found and addressed in modern legal conventions and laws. Leyser’s ‘Meditationes ad Pandectas’ was a culmination of both criminal and civil law. Item number: #886 Price: $950 LEYSER, Augustin von Avgvstini Leyseri In Regis Poloniarvm Et Principis Electoris Saxonis Avla Consiliarii . Meditationes ad Pandectas : Qvibvs Præcipva Jvris Capita Ex Antiqvitate Explicantvr, Cvm Jvribvs Recentioribvs Confervntvr Atqve Variis Celebrivm Collegiorvm Responsis Et Rebvs Jvdicatis Illvstrantvr Franckenthal: Typis Ludovici Burhardi Gegelii, 1778-1783. Details: • Collation complete with all pages • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure • References: Fahnenberg 115; Katalog Kammergericht Berlin 321 • Language: Latin • Size: ~8in X 7in (20cm x 18cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 886 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Paris: P-M. Lamy, 1778. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary mottled calf, covers rehinged. Very good. 8 & 10 pages in text. 22 x 17 cm. Engraved frontispieces, 283 plates. An antiquary of Flemish descent, his early interest in gem collecting as part of his cabinet of curiosities eventually spawned interest in Greco-Roman intaglio gems; his collection purchased in 1609 on behalf of Henry, Prince of Wales -- with more than a representative sampling of specimens here. His first work, "Dactiliotheca," published 1609. BRUNET Vol. II, p.1671. Index of plates in each volume, generally clean, wide margined plate pages, book label and small ownership inscription dated 1857 of same individual, corner wear, raised bands, leather spine label, spine compartments decorated in blind.

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        Memoires secrets pour servir à l'histoire de la république des lettres en France, depuis MDCCLXII (1762) jusqu'à nos jours; ou Journal d'un observateur, contenant les Analyses des pieces de théâtre qui ont paru durant cette intervalle; les Relations des Assemblées Littéraires; les Notices des livres nouveaux, clandestins, prohibés; les Pièces fugitives, rares ou manuscrites, en prose ou en vers; les Vaudevilles sur la cour; les Anecdotes et bons mots; les Eloges des savants, des artistes, des hommes de lettres morts, etc

      Londres, John Adamson, 1778-1789. 37 vols. 12mo (18x11 cm).Complete (vol. 37:"Table alphabétique", Bruxelles, 1866). 36 vols. contemporary boards (few sl. imperf.; partly discoloured), gilt title on spines. and 1 vol. "Table": orig. printed wrappers, sl. soiled, spine repaired. The whole set published on handmade paper, uncut, the index-vol. limited to 200 numbered copies. Each volume about 300 pages, with a different woodcut headpiece. - Remarks on first pages of the first vol. in old ink and on each title old ownership-inscription "Albert Spitaels". Interesting set. The publisher's date on titles is 1784, except for the volumes 9 (1778), 15 and 16 (1781), 19 - 21 (1783), 8 (1785), 25-30 (1786), 31-33 (1788) and 34-36 (1789). In vol. 17, 20 and 22 last quire with marginal waterstain and of vol. 8 frontcover partly dam. - Collation: Vols. 1-6: resp. 324,304,324,328,328 and 324 pp.; Vol. 7: 328 pp. (wrongly numbered by printer till p. 340); vol.8 -16: resp. 300,336,330,240,216,328,346,306 and 288 pp.; vol. 17: 348 pp (last quire waterstain in lower margin); vol. 18-19: resp. 352 and 324 pp.; vol. 20: 320 pp. (margins last quire with waterstain); vol. 21: 310 pp.; vol. 22: 326 pp. (outer margin last leaves waterstain and small tear); vol. 23-30: resp. 298, 314, 294, 292, 310, 280, 294 and 312 pp.; vol. 31-36: resp. 330, 330, 300, 388, 462 and 348 pp.; vol. 37: Table Alphabétique: viii,298,(ii: blank) pp.

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        L'Ezour-Vedam ou Ancien commentaire du Vedam Contenant l'exposition des op EDITION ORIGINALE

      Yverdon: Dans l'Imprimerie de M. de Felice, 1778. Fine. Dans l'Imprimerie de M. de Felice, Yverdon 1778, in-12 (9,5x16cm), xij 13-332pp. et 264pp., 2 volumes reliés. - First edition of this religious pastiche composed by Jesuit missionaries in India. Printed on the presses of Fortune Barthelemy Felice in Yverdon, it was published by the Holy Cross baron. Binding post (1840) full fair calf. Back with five nerves decorated with gilded boxes and nets, as well as parts of title and volume number of long grain brown morocco. Triple gilt fillets in coaching contreplats. Quadruple threads and golden floral spandrels framing of paper contreplats to the tank. All edges gilt. Pretty nice copy binding Niédrée, whose name is registered in pen on the first guard of the first volume.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de ce pastiche religieux composé par des missionnaires jésuites en Inde. Imprimée sur les presses de Fortuné-Barthélemy de Felice à Yverdon, elle a été publiée par le baron de Sainte-Croix. Reliure postérieure (vers 1840) en plein veau blond. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et filets dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin brun à grain long. Triples filets dorés en encadrement des contreplats. Quadruples filets et écoinçons floraux dorés en encadrement des contreplats de papier à la cuve. Toutes tranches dorées. Agréable exemplaire en jolie reliure de Niédrée, dont le nom est inscrit à la plume sur la première garde du premier volume.  

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        Revolutionary War letter written by observant British Naval Officer aboard the HMS Blonde, with extensive content about capturing American ships

      Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1778. 7.875" x 12.875". "ALS penned by Lieutenant Edward Down of the H.M.S. Blonde to his wife Mary, handwritten in precise and elegant cursive on watermarked cream paper. 3pp bifold letter measures approximately 7.875" x 12.875" and is dated May 17, 1778 from aboard the Blonde in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The letter is a duplicate copy annotated with the date, location, and an internal numbering system. In very to extra fine condition, with expected wear including fold marks, and blank infilled top to third page. Comes with weathered address leaf addressed to "Mrs. Down, Ilfracombe near Barnstaple, Devon", with various philatelic markings and partial red wax seal.Down addresses his letter to "My dear Life", as he called Mary, who lived in southwestern England with at least five children, Will, James, Edward, Sally, and Mary. While Down discusses domestic matters, his letters are also extremely informative. He updates his wife about the H.M.S. Blonde and her activities, often giving precise accounts of movements, the capture of enemy vessels, and even the weather. Please see below for letter excerpt with uncorrected spelling and grammar errors:BlondeMay 17th 78" ... it is the general Complaint in America of the Miscarriage of Letters ... on the 5th April retook a Brig from Cork with Provisions, on the 8th took a Brig from Salem in Ballast, on the 21st a Brig from Bilboa for Boston, on the 23d a Sloop Privateer 6 Guns and 30 Men, the same night a brig Privateer of 10 Guns surrenderd to us but a thick fog and blowing weather coming on, she got away, the next day, we drove on Shore in Liverpoole Bay a French frigate call'd Le Duc de Choseil of 24 Guns and 120 Men, loaded with Arms, Cloathing &c for Boston, we were very unfortunate in not being able to get her off, had we carried her into Halifax, my Share would have been full fifteen Hundred Pounds, we got out of her five thousand stand of Arms, as many suits of Cloathing, Twelve Brass, and thirty two Iron Cannon, and many other Articles, she had on board a great quantity of Tea, Silks, Cambricks, &c which the Saltwater damaged so much as to be of no Service to us. They had the presumption to engage us for a short time, but after having eight of their Men Kill'd, and as many wounded, they submitted, thus ends our Cruize, now for all these Prizes, I don't expect to get more than 250£, had they been carried to any other port suppose it would have been double that Sum"."I hope your Sweetmeats are preserv'd. I got out of the french Ship a few Jars, very excellent, and a great Variety which shall send by the first conveyance to Bristol, likewise two pieces of Chintz for Gowns. They were design'd for some American fair one, poor Lady, it will be no small Disappointment"."I am much indebted to Governor Arbuthnot for his great Civilities, frequently dine with him, he is soon to be recall'd being appointed an Admiral and I think it not all unlikely that I shall return to England with him, and be again under his command"."The Blonde, now Clean, is the first sailing Frigate in America".Edward Down served as a lieutenant on the H.M.S. Blonde, a ship confiscated from the French in February 1760 during the Battle of Bishop's Court during the Seven Years' War. Following its capture, the Blonde was outfitted as a 32-gun fifth-rate frigate in the British Royal Navy, meaning it was in the next to highest class for a fighting vessel. Typically, frigates of this class were double-deckers, ranged between 700 and 1450 tons, and had about 215-294 crew members including marines. Fifth-rate frigates were often fast and well-armed, and were frequently dispatched on special assignments to interrupt enemy shipping. Although there was considerable risk in serving on a fifth-rate frigate like the Blonde, there was also considerable opportunity, as crew members received shares of the profits depending on their rank.Down mentions some important individuals in his letters, like "Governor Arbuthnot" or Mariot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) here. This seasoned war veteran served as the naval commissioner at Halifax during the earlier part of the American Revolution, and was appointed commander-in-chief of the North American station only a year after Down's letter was written. Nova Scotia was the target of American as well as foreign navies during the Revolutionary War. The Royal Navy maintained a presence at Halifax to doubly protect its settlements and harass its harassers. Down mentions prize money frequently throughout his letters. The Blonde intercepted American and French vessels carrying arms, fabric, tea, foodstuffs, and lumber from Europe, the Caribbean, and the colonies. Confiscated goods were sold at Halifax, where Down often complained they were sold at a depressed value. Lieutenants were second only to the ship captain in how much prize money they collected by size of share. His letters to Mary carefully record his various winnings, as he had a large family to support.Down's whereabouts are unknown after the winter of 1779. We might assume, however, that this career naval officer was still aboard the Blonde during the rest of the American Revolution. About three years after this last letter was written, the Blonde was shipwrecked off Nova Scotia's southeastern tip at Seal Island (now known as Blonde Island). The Blonde's British crew as well as sixty American prisoners were rescued by Captain Noah Stoddard, an American privateer. The Blonde's crew were allowed to embark the H.M.S. Observer, a vessel that was shortly engaged in the Battle of Halifax while en route to port. If Edward Down was aboard the Observer at this time, the chances that he was wounded or killed were very small; three British were killed and five wounded in the battle with the American privateer Jack. The odds of survival for other frigates were not very good, as the majority were wrecked, burnt, or captured by war's end.Ex William J. Burger Collection"

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        Versuch über die Naturgeschichte des Maulwurfes und die Anwendung verschiedener Mittel ihn zu vertilgen. Mit Kupfern. Durch Hrn. de la Faille . und mit wichtigen Zusätzen vermehret von J. P. E* z. K*.

      - Frankfurt and Leipzig, Fleischer, 1778. Small 8vo (16.5 x 10.0 cm). [vi], 102 pp., two large, folded engraved plates. 19th century blind marbled boards. Edges speckled red.l A peculiar, detailed work, translated by Johann Peter Eichhof. The original French edition by Clément de la Faille, or LaFaille (1718-1782) was published in 1769 in La Rochelle, as "Essai sur l'histoire naturelle de la taupe". This work was dedicated to Johann Wilhelm Karl Adolph Freyherrn von Hüpsch, who, like de la Faille, was a naturalist and palaeontologist. One plate shows a "Canadian" mole (star-nosed mole, Condylura cristata), the other an ingenious device for extirpating moles. Library stamp on title from the "Fürstensteiner Bibliothek". Rare. Not in Nissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etat et délices de la Suisse, ou description historique et géographique des treize cantons suisses et de leurs alliés. Nouvelle édition, corrigée & considerablement augmentée par plusieurs auteurs célebres & enrichie de figures en taille-douce.

      Chez Samuel Fauche, Imprimeur Libraire du Roi, Neuchatel 1778 - AN OUTSTANDING COPY OF THE FIRST AND ONLY QUARTO EDITION OF ONE OF THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL AND MONUMENTAL WORKS ABOUT SWITZERLAND. Four parts in two volumes, complete. 3, iv, 455 pp.; 3, 392 pp. PLUS 81 BEAUTIFUL HORS-TEXTE PLATES (complete), including two frontispieces, 68 views (3 folding), and 11 maps (9 folding). Absolutely complete, including an "avis au relieur" in each volume. Beautifully printed on fine laid paper, with large margins. THIS IS THE FIRST (and only) QUARTO EDITION, FAR AND AWAY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EDITION, AND THE ONE PREFERRED BY COLLECTORS. Elegantly bound in contemporary tree calf (lightly worn and scuffed, but still very attractive), all edges gilt. A bit of old worming in the inner margins of some leaves, else FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH THE PAPER EXTREMELY WHITE AND FRESH THROUGHOUT. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elemens D'Histoire Generale

      Chez les Libraires associes, En Suisse 1778 - 9 volumes: 404, 408, 420, 404, 313, lii, 456, xxxvi, 468, 464, 415 p. Edition augmentee. Attractive full leather binding with gilt borders and spine compartments. Volume 1 has crack down length of spine. Volumes 2, 3 and 5 have chipped heads and volume 7 has a chipped tail. Volume 8 spine label missing and volume 6 has a chipped spine label. Corners bumped. Labels on front pastedowns. Minor thumbing or stains but most pages clean and bright. Beautiful green text edges. Abbe Claude Millot (1726-1785) taught an historical class for young noblemen in Parma before returning to his native France and pursuing a writing career. Here he puts forth a general world history from ancient times through the Middle Ages and right into his own 18th-century France. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Ex Typographia Johannis Gatti, sumptibus Remondinianis, 1778. LATINO 4,5 Opera completa in 2 volumi in folio rilegati in tutta pergamena con titolo manoscritto al dorso, segni di usura e del tempo alle coperte e al dorso, piccola scia di tarlo alle prime pagine del tomo primo, idem per il secondo. Frontespizio in rosso e nero, con bella Marca tipografica. Testo du due colonne. Trattasi dell' Edizione ri editata a cura di Giovanni Galliccioli. Il tomo primo dedicato all' Arcivescovo di Reggio Damiano Polou. Presenti richiami a fine pagina e segnatura dei fascicoli. Pagine con fioriture e bruniture, tracce di umidità. USATO

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        Principles of Equity. The Third Edition. In Two Volumes. Edinburgh

      J. Bell & W. Creech 1778 - Third edition. 2 vols. 8vo, xxii, [ii], 429, [2]; viii, 409, [2]pp, contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt spines [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l'histoire de la maison d'Autriche

      - Chez Moutard, à Paris 1778, In-12 (10x17,2cm), viij, xxix (1) 492pp. (2) et viij, 559pp. et xij, 416pp. et xviij, 574pp. (1) et xij, 532pp. et xij, 479pp. (3), 6 volumes reliés. - Edition. Binding periodo di pelle di pecora metà biondi. indietro liscio decorato. parti del titolo e numero del volume in marocchino rosso. Un wormhole coda del Volume 1. monete strofinato. Tracce di attrito. Bellissimo esemplare, fresco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Par le Comte de G... en page de titre. L'épitre est signée du Comte de Girecourt. Reliure en demi maroquin blond d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Plats de papier bleu. Un trou de vers en queue du tome 1 ; autres le lond du mors supérieur du tome VI Coins frottés. Traces de frottements. Bel exemplaire, bien frais. Histoire chronologique de 1273 jusqu'en 1732 qui recensent les pricipaux événements survenus dans la maison d'autriche, en particulier dans ses démélés avec la France. La dynastie des Hasbourg fut avec les Bourbons, la plus grande famille qui donna à nombre de pays d'Europe quantités de souverains (Hongrie, Espagne, Portugal, Saint-Empire...) ; elle fut en constant conflit avec la France.

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        TAL, om den tilvaxt och nytta, som Vetenskaperne i allmanhet, sardeles Natural-Historien, redan vunnit och ytterligare kunna vinna, genom undersokningar i soder-hafvet.

      Stockholm, Tryckt hos Johan Georg Lange, 1778.. FIRST EDITION 1778, text in Swedish, this copy is from the Parsons Collection. Bound pamphlet with stab hole in inner margins, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, 39 pages, engraved vignette pasted to title page as issued, bound in modern plain boards, all edges red. Light foxing to title page otherwise a very good copy. See: Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books from the Collection of David Parsons, published by Horden House, Part 1, No.114, " Very scarce: a significant discussion of the present state of scientific knowledge of the South Seas and what might be expected in the Oceania region, based on discoveries made by Cook's first two voyages as well as Crozet's visit to Tasmania and New Zealand. Sparrman, botanist on Cook's second voyage, was well placed to make this report to the Swedish Academy of science on his recent voyage. He discusses the benifits to science and especially to natural history already gained and likely to be gained in the future, by discoveries and investigations in the Pacific". See: Bibliotheca Polynesiana, by Bjarne Kroepelien, page 398 No. 217. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autographed Payment Signed

      1778. unbound. very good(-). 1 page, 4 x 7 inches, written on the back of a letter fragment, no place, no date, circa 1778. Signed "Ph. Schuyler" for medical equipment, indicating that the payment is for surgical supplies. Small printed biography of Schuyler mounted below the signature; several folds and creases. Very good(-) condition. Major-General in George Washington's army who planned the invasion of Canada in 1775 and later served as New York's first Senator.

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        Verhaal eener reize na de ys-bergen van het hertogdom Savoije. Benevens eene beschrijving der gezigten van den berg Blanc. Uit het frans vertaald.

      Amsterdam, By Yntema en Tieboel, 1778, - gr. in-8vo, XX + 335 p. (+1) + 3 engraved views + folded table, full calf binding, richly gilt spine with red morocco letter-piece, very fine copy. Bourrit?s relation to the glaciers & MONT-BLANC.Almost unknown Dutch translationExtremly rare first and only Dutch edition of Bourrit?s ?Description des glacières, glaciers et amas de glace du Duché de Savoye? Important as being one of the first records in the Dutch language describing the travel towards Chamonix and the descriptions of several excursions in the Mont-Blanc area. The work includes the voyage of M. De Luc ?Na de Ys-bedding van Büet? ? and Bourrits famous ?Beschrijving der Vertooningen van den Berg Blanc? (Description du Mont-Blanc). The 3 views represents ?Chamonix, Montanvert & Bossons all engraved by C. Bogerts in 1777. Bourrit's publications were leading the way to the more scientific investigations towards the glaciers and glaciology as a science, they also were the starting point of alpine tourism. Fine full calf binding, small obstruction (worming ?) to the first cover, very fine copy in all.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Perret 656, Perret ne connaît pas cette traduction néerlandaise. (Dutch translation unknown). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. Pasquali b. A. Zatta, "La Nuova Zelanda trascorsa nel 1769. e 1770. dal Cook Comandante dell' Endeavour Vascello di S. M. Britannica".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1778, 46,5 x 55,5 Tooley, Australia, S. 176, Nr. 1433. Oben links die altkol. Titelkartusche. Zeigt die Inselgruppe.

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        I contorni delle pitture antiche d?Ercolano con le spiegazioni incise d?Appresso l?originale da Giorgio Cristoforo Kilian Membre dell?academia Cesarea Francesca D?Augusta. Tome primo- secondo. 2 volumes bound in 1 volume.

      Con prvilegio Academico in Augusta MDCCLXXVII , MDCCLXXVIII, 1777, 1778 - in-4to, 2 ff. (page de titre avec vign. gravée) + Prefazione avec en-tête gravée) + 36 p. (explication des planches) (page 1 avec une grande ill. gravée d?un ?Volcan en éruption, avec bateaux devant?) + 1 double planche gravée de titre + 50 planches pour la plupart sur double feuille; 2 ff. (titre avec vign. gravée - Prefazione) + 20 p. + 1 titre gravé + 60 planches (pour la plupart doubles), Original-Pappband. / Cartonnage original de l?époque. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Madrid, En la Imprenta de D. JOACHIM IBARRA, 1778, 20,5x15 cm., pergamino, 2 h.+227 págs. (Muy bien restauradas las 5 últimas hojas, por faltar algún trozo de papel, que no afectaba al texto)

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        Disegno della Seconda Macchina rappresentante il Monte Testaccio con abitazione qual potrebbe desiderarvisi a maggiore comodo e diporto della Popolo che vi concorre

      1778 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1778. Da un soggetto di Giuseppe Palazzi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini irregolari, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, dan

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        Essai sur l'histoire de la maison d'Autriche

      Edition.Binding half blond sheepskin contemporary. back smooth decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. A tail wormhole of Volume 1. Coins rubbed. Traces of friction. Beautiful copy, fresh. Chez Moutard à Paris 1778 In-12 (10x17,2cm) viij, xxix (1) 492pp. (2) et viij, 559pp. et xij, 416pp. et xviij, 574pp. (1) et xij, 532pp. et xij, 479pp. (3) 6 volumes reliés

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        Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntniß und Menschenliebe. Gott schuf den Menschen sich zum Bilde! Erster- Vierter Versuch. 4 Bände (komplett).

      Leipzig und Winterthur, Weidmann' Erben und Reich, und Heinrich Steiner und Compagnie, 1775 - 1778. - 4°. 32, 0 x 26,5 cm. VIII, [12], 272, 8 Seiten, [10], 291, [9] Seiten, [12], 356, [8] Seiten und XII, 490, [10] Seiten. Hellbraune Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Bandnummer auf zwei roten Lederschildchen . Erste Ausgabe. WG 58. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares, Band IV Seite 126. Mit 34 Kupfertafeln und 488 Textvignetten, Kopf- und Schlussstücken von Daniel Chodowiecki, Johann Heinrich Lips, J. R. Schellenberg u. a. Jeder Titel mit Kupfervignette. Einbände teils stärker berieben, Kapitale mit, meist, kleinen Einrissen, Rücken von Band 2 an Kapitalen mit Fehlstellen (oben und unten ca. 3,5 cm). Wenige Blätter leicht stockfleckig, ansonsten innen saubere und komplette Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sailing directions for Magellan Strait, and channels leading to the Gulf of Peñas.London, sold by J.D. Potter (colophon: printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode), 1871. 8vo. Contemporary dark blue cloth.

      B.M. Gough, Britain, Canada and the North Pacific: maritime enterprise and dominion, 1778-1914, p. 94. First edition of a work on navigating the Strait of Magellan in South America, written by the Royal Navy officer Richard Charles Mayne (1835-1892). Under Mayne's direction the HMS Nassau navigated and surveyed the Strait, as well as the Gulf of Peñas, west of Chili, in the years 1866-1869, its results published in the present work. The book is divided into three chapters: the first dealing with the eastern entrance of the strait up to Punta Arenas (Sandy Point), the second with the strait from Punta Arenas to the west, and the third with the various channels west of Chili, the so-called Gulf of Peñas. Mentioned are the different bays, channels, reefs, rivers, capes, islands, ports etc., with comments on the weather, anchorages, and even occasionally details about the native inhabitants of the region. With a manuscript note and stamps. Only slightly browned with some occasional minor foxing, overall in very good condition. Some minor damage to the front hinge and slightly rubbed along the extremities, but binding otherwise good.

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        Ansicht der Alpenkette und des Bodensees gezeichnet auf Heiligenberg in Schwaben. Vue de la Chaine d'Alpes et du Luc de Constance dessine a Heiligenberg en Souabe

      Kolorierte Umrißradierung (ca. 14 x 320 cm), Leporello in Pappband der Zeit, mit Original-Schuber. Zweiteiliges Panorama der Alpen und des Bodensees aus der Feder des Züricher Amateur-Kartenmachers und Zeichners Heinrich Keller d .Ä. (1778 - 1862), der in seinem 1816 gegründeten Verlag mehrere Panoramen dieser Art sowie Karten von der Schweiz herausgab. Zeigt das Panorama zwischen Gindlerkopf und Napf, sowie zwischen Schloß Heiligenberg und dem Dreifaltigkeitsberg. Wenig fleckig, mit 2 kleinen Randausrissen. Schuber berieben. Regal-HH-jpw39851

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        Les Trois premiers Grad(es) uniform(es) de la Maç(onnerie) cahier des dem(andes) & Cahier des rep(onses)... par le F. Nerad. Herono - Suivi de : Grade du chevalier de l'épée ou de l'Orient et de Rose Croix, S.l. - Suivi de : Grade du Noachite ou chevalier prussien. S.l.

      S.l., 1778, 2 parties in 8°, de 33pp. & 27pp., suivi de 38pp. pour le Chev. de l'épée et de 22pp. pour le Noachite, ce dernier figure en 2 exemplaires dans le recueil, qui est suivi de : [Bérage] Les plus secrets mystères des hauts grades de la maçonnerie dévoilés, ou le vrai Rose-Croix, traduit de l'anglois; suivi du Noachite, trad. de l'allemand. Jérusalem, 1778, de XVI-152 pp., ill. d'un front. gravé et d'une grande planche se dépl., le tout relié en 1 vol. pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné titré "grades de la maçonnerie". Ensemble rarissime. -1) Très rare catéchisme des 3 premiers Grades de la Franc-maçonnerie, avec les cahiers de réponses, accompagné des deux hauts grades signalés par Fesch mais rarement joints : le chevalier de l'épée et le Noachite ou Chevalier prussien. Ces questions et réponses sont copieusement abrégées afin dit l'auteur "que ceux qui ne sont pas Maçons manquent à le deviner", idem pour les "mots sacrés"... Le catalogue de la BNF précise : "par André Honoré, auteur de l'Ecole des Francs-maçons (1779) L'attribution à un Honoré Renard par Quérard (Supercheries) que reprend le BNCG semble erronée" ¶ Inconnu de Caillet et de Wolfstieg, manque à Dorbon - Pas d'exemplaire à la Bibliothèque de Lyon - Fesch col. 1182 classé à Honoré Renard "cet ouvrage comprend 4 parties foliotées séparément : demandes ... et réponses... suivent séparément le Chevalier de l'Epée ou de l'Orient et de Rose Croix, 28pp. et le grade du Noachite ou Chevalier prussien, 22pp. On trouve aussi ces opuscules séparément." - Kloss VIII.615 - cat. CCFR 2 ex. seulement (BNF et Nantes). (notice) -2) Ouvrage rare qui débute par une histoire de la Franc-Maçonnerie et se continue par l'étude détaillée des 7 hauts grades écossais suivants: Parfait maçon élu, élu de P., élu des 15, petit architecte, grand architecte, chevalier de l'épée et de Rose-Croix, Noachite ou chevalier prussien, le tout avec signes, ornements, attouchements etc... Le Noachite est l'oeuvre de Karl Fr. von Köppen. La grande planche dépliante représente 22 emblèmes maçonniques. Beau frontispice.¶ Caillet n°966 - Guaita n°52 - Fesch col. 158 - Dorbon n°283.

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